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A Q&A with Olympic champ Malcolm Page about his new job at US Sailing A Q&A with Olympic champ Malcolm Page about his new job at US Sailing I recently talked with Malcolm Page, US Sailing’s newly hired Chief of Olympic Sailing, to learn more about his new job. Malcolm Page (AUS; 44) is a hyper-talented Men’s 470 sailor who won two Olympic gold medals (2008 and 2012) sailing with two different skippers, as well as seven World Championship titles, and who has long studied under the legendary Ukrainian coach Victor Kovalenko. I recently talked with Page, who was just hired as US Sailing’s new Chief of Olympic Sailing, to learn more about his new job. by David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor Posted today at 7:21 pm Vendee Globe - Colman has serious fire and near-capsize + Video Vendee Globe - Colman has serious fire and near-capsize + Video New Zealand/US sailor, Conrad Colman has had to deal with a nightmare scenario, when fire broke out New Zealand/US sailor, Conrad Colman has had to deal with a nightmare scenario, when fire broke out aboard Foresight Natural Energy followed by a near-capsize after the auto-pilot lost power and crash gybed the 60fter. 'I went outside to take a reef and when I came back inside I saw black smoke and yellow flames leaping from behind the chart table. One of the solar charge controllers was burning' by Conrad Colman, Foresight Natural Energy Posted today at 10:50 am Vendée Globe– Leeuwin record for Armel, damage for Josse and Attanasio Vendée Globe– Leeuwin record for Armel, damage for Josse and Attanasio The French skipper Sébastien Josse suffered serious damage to the port side foil of the IMOCA Edmond de Rothschild The French skipper Sébastien Josse suffered serious damage to the port side foil of the IMOCA Edmond de Rothschild when he ploughed into the trough of a big wave this morning. He had been sailing on starboard gybe contending with difficult conditions, winds of 30-35kts and big, confused seas when the incident happened, some 900 miles to the SW of Cape Leeuwin by Vendée Globe Posted today at 6:04 pm Vendée Globe – Damage aboard Edmond de Rothschild Vendée Globe – Damage aboard Edmond de Rothschild Sébastien contacted his shore team to inform that he had suffered major damage to the port foil on Edmond de Rothschild. At 0930 UTC this morning (Monday), while he was sailing 600 miles west of the longitude of Cape Leeuwin, Sébastien Josse contacted his shore team to inform them that he had suffered major damage to the port foil on Edmond de Rothschild. by Vendée Globe Posted today at 4:17 pm Hydrofoil Pro Tour – Final wrap up Hydrofoil Pro Tour – Final wrap up This has been an incredible year! We started out with little more than a vision, but we started together. This has been an incredible year! We started out with little more than a vision, but we started together. And together we have achieve the impossible. by Seb Tron Media Posted today at 3:57 pm Thomson passes Cape Leeuwin in the Vendée Globe Thomson passes Cape Leeuwin in the Vendée Globe British Skipper, Alex Thomson, has reached the Cape Leeuwin off Australia in a time of 29d 01hrs 28mins The next milestone is the infamous Cape Horn, where Thomson will turn the bow north again, and point Hugo Boss towards the finish port of Les Sables d’Olonne, France. Both Thomson and French rival Armel Le Cléac'h have beaten the previous record to Cape Leeuwin set by Francois Gabart (Macif) in the 2012/2013 edition which he went on to win. by Alex Thomson Racing Posted today at 3:31 pm Kiel to host 2017 Para World Sailing Championships Kiel to host 2017 Para World Sailing Championships Kiel's announcement as the host falls less than one month after World Sailing released the Strategic Plan for 2017-2020. The Plan outlines four main priorities as well tactics to achieve the goals, ensuring World Sailing presents a strong bid to the International Paralympic Committee for re-introduction into the 2024 Paralympic Games and future editions. by Daniel Smith - World Sailing Posted today at 12:29 pm Extreme Sailing Series™ adopts the Flying Phantom Series Extreme Sailing Series™ adopts the Flying Phantom Series The partnership with Series organisers OC Sport will see the Flying Phantoms take flight at many European Series Acts The partnership with Series organisers OC Sport, will see the Flying Phantoms take flight at a number of the European Series Acts, which will be staged on some of the most iconic patches of water in the world. by Extreme Sailing Series Posted today at 12:17 pm Vendée Globe – Le Cleac'h chops over five days off Cape Leeuwin record Vendée Globe – Le Cleac'h chops over five days off Cape Leeuwin record Armel Le Cleac'h has smashed the race record for the passage from Les Sables d'Olonne to Cape Leeuwin by over five days Armel Le Cleac'h should today smash the race record for the passage from Les Sables d'Olonne to Cape Leeuwin by somewhere around five and a half days. by Vendée Globe Posted today at 11:24 am America’s Cup Endeavour Junior Hobie Wave Race to be held in Bermuda America’s Cup Endeavour Junior Hobie Wave Race to be held in Bermuda Teams from the United States, France, the United Kingdom, Japan, New Zealand and Sweden will race in Bermuda. Hobie has provided Waves for the use of school-aged kids in Bermuda, New York, Chicago, and Toulon. The kids see the America’s Cup boats and then the Hobie Wave and instantly get the connection. by Hobie Class Posted today at 10:08 am Sailing World Cup - Final on 60 years to the day of Melbourne Olympics Sailing World Cup - Final on 60 years to the day of Melbourne Olympics On 5 December 1956, the Melbourne Olympic Games sailing competition drew to a close On 5 December 1956, the Melbourne Olympic Games sailing competition drew to a close with some tense final races across the five classes. Scandinavian sailors came out on top winning three of five golds and legends such as Paul Elvstrom (DEN) and Peter Mander and Jack Cropp (NZL) etched their names into the history books. by World Sailing Posted today at 8:47 am Extreme GC32's training action-shots by Beth Morley Extreme GC32's training action-shots by Beth Morley Beth Morley provided this gallery of images from Extreme GC32's training and out on the Harbour yesterday Beth Morley provided this gallery of images from Extreme GC32's training and out on Harbour yesterday. by Beth Morley Posted today at 7:26 am Melges 24 Worlds - More Day 5 action-shots by Carlo Borlenghi Melges 24 Worlds - More Day 5 action-shots by Carlo Borlenghi Carlo Borlenghi was on water at 2016 Melges 24 World Championship and provided this gallery of images from Day 5 action. Photographer Carlo Borlenghi was on water at 2016 Melges 24 World Championship - Miami and provided this gallery of images from Day 5 action. by Carlo Borlenghi Posted today at 7:15 am Melges 24 World Championship - Day 5 action-shots by Carlo Borlenghi Melges 24 World Championship - Day 5 action-shots by Carlo Borlenghi Carlo Borlenghi was on water at 2016 Melges 24 World Championship and provided this gallery of images from Day 5 action. Photographer Carlo Borlenghi was on water at 2016 Melges 24 World Championship - Miami and provided this gallery of images from Day 5 action. by Carlo Borlenghi Posted today at 6:58 am Australian 18Ft League’s Yandoo Trophy action-shots by Beth Morley Australian 18Ft League’s Yandoo Trophy action-shots by Beth Morley Beth Morley provided this gallery of images from Australian 18 Footer League’s Yandoo Trophy. Beth Morley provided this gallery of images from Australian 18 Footer League’s Yandoo Trophy, where Triple M were crowned the winner of the Australian 18 Footer League’s Yandoo Trophy. by Beth Morley Posted today at 6:37 am Star Sailors League Finals - Best of the best regatta Star Sailors League Finals - Best of the best regatta A perfect day in Nassau, Bahamas, off the beautiful Montagu Bay, where the Best of the Best Regatta took place today A perfect day in Nassau, Bahamas, off the beautiful Montagu Bay, where the Best of the Best Regatta took place today with traditional sloops racing and Bahamian junior sailing running their 2016 finals. by Star Sailors League Posted today at 5:00 am WIM Series - Groeneveld beat Roble to win St. Thomas event WIM Series - Groeneveld beat Roble to win St. Thomas event Renée Groeneveld and her Dutch team of Annemieke Bes, Lobke Berkhout and Mijke Lievens, won first WIM Series event ever On St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Olympic match racing star Renée Groeneveld and her Dutch team of Annemieke Bes, Lobke Berkhout and Mijke Lievens, won their first WIM Series event ever. They defeated Stephanie Roble’s Epic Racing three – zero in the thrilling final of the Carlos Aguilar Match Race. by WIM Series Posted today at 3:48 am Vendee Globe - Day 29 - Southern Ocean match racing duel + Video Vendee Globe - Day 29 - Southern Ocean match racing duel + Video The Match Race continues at the lead of the Vendee Globe as the leaders pass the longitude of Cape Leeuwin, Australia The Match Race continues at the lead of the Vendee Globe as the leaders pass the longitude of Cape Leeuwin, on the SW extremity of Australia as the head for Stewart Island (NZ) and then Cape Horn. At one stage Armel Le Cleac'h (Banque Populaire VIII) and Alex Thomson (Hugo Boss) were within sight of each other. by Vendee Globe/Sail-World.com NZ Posted on 4 Dec Giovanni Soldini and Maserati team complete RORC Transatlantic Race Giovanni Soldini and Maserati team complete RORC Transatlantic Race At exactly 20h 54’ 23” GMT (16.54 local time) on Saturday, 3 December, Maserati Multi70 sailed across the finish-line At exactly 20h 54’ 23” GMT (16.54 local time) on Saturday, 3 December, Maserati Multi70 sailed across the finish-line, just off Camper and Nicholsons’ Port Louis Marina on Grenada, to complete her first ocean race in a time of seven days, eight hours, 44 minutes and 23 seconds. by maserati.soldini.it Posted on 4 Dec RORC Transatlantic Race – Day 9 – Grenadian welcome for Maserati RORC Transatlantic Race – Day 9 – Grenadian welcome for Maserati Maserati crossed the finish line on Saturday, completing their first ocean race in seven days, eight hours, 44m, 23s The Italian MOD70, Maserati has finished the race; Phaedo3 has been declared the winner of the Multihull Trophy and Mike Slade's Maxi, Leopard is on the hunt for the monohull record. by Louay Habib Posted on 4 Dec
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