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Etchells Europeans - Kiwis on top after Day 1 after long day in Cowes Etchells Europeans - Kiwis on top after Day 1 after long day in Cowes For the first day of the 2016 Etchells Open Europeans, PRO Phil Lawrence, prophesied that it might be a long day The top Etchells team today was Feng Shui, from the Royal Akarana Yacht Club, Auckland, NZ. Helmed by Andrew Wills and owned by Anatole Masfen, Matthew Kelway completes the line up. The team has won several New Zealand National Titles and Wills was on Jud Smith's winning team for the 2006 Etchells Worlds. by Sail-World.com NZL Posted today at 10:51 pm Hollandia wins 8 Metre World Cup Hollandia wins 8 Metre World Cup After nine race series, Netherlands' Hollandia wins it with eight points. The racing took place in a range of conditions After a five day, nine race series, Hollandia of the Netherlands wins it with eight points. The racing took place in a range of conditions and Hollandia managed to win every race. by Greg Nicoll Posted today at 3:19 pm Rio 2016- Silver That Feels Like a Gold - Jo Aleh & Polly Powrie Rio 2016- Silver That Feels Like a Gold - Jo Aleh & Polly Powrie Team Jolly review their four year Olympic campaign leading to the Rio Olympics Team Jolly - Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie, 2012 Womens 470 Gold Medalists and now 2016 Olympic Silver Medalists review their four year Olympic campaign leading to the Rio Olympics Strange to be sitting here, writing this, these last few weeks being the culmination of a huge four years, eight years together as a team and twelve years of Olympic campaigning for Jo. by Team Jolly Posted today at 12:34 pm Volvo Ocean Race - Enright and Towill ready to go again in 2017/18 Volvo Ocean Race - Enright and Towill ready to go again in 2017/18 Team Alvimedica skipper Charlie Enright and his long-time buddy Mark Towill are eager to put their experience to use. Team Alvimedica were the youngest team in the race last edition, and now skipper Charlie Enright and his long-time buddy Mark Towill are eager to put that experience to use. Volvo Ocean race's Jonno Turner caught up with Mark and Charlie to chat about everything from the transition back into 'real life', their reflections on the 2014-15 campaign - and the future. by Volvo Ocean Race/Sail-World.com Posted today at 9:57 am 2016 VR Sport.TV International 14 World Championships – Day 3 2016 VR Sport.TV International 14 World Championships – Day 3 Boats were quickly rigged, and rigorously checked for any signs of wear which could lead to a breakage. The Carnac Yacht Club was filled with a sense of purpose this morning. Boats were quickly rigged, and rigorously checked for any signs of wear which could lead to a breakage. Whilst all this was going on, whitecaps were beginning to develop across the bay, and the conditions were shaping up for what would later be referred to by Andrew Perry as a “big boys day”. by Ellie Meopham Posted today at 6:56 am Noroton Yacht Club takes the NYYC Grandmasters Team Race Trophy again Noroton Yacht Club takes the NYYC Grandmasters Team Race Trophy again The yacht club from Darien, Connecticut, still out sailed every other club on the water. Every August the biggest question for the NYYC Grandmasters Team Race Regatta is whether this will be the year that Noroton Yacht Club's winning streak ends. Yet even after the age minimums were raised by five years and the event was expanded to 10 teams and three days to stiffen the competition, the yacht club from Darien, Connecticut, still out sailed every other club on the water. by NYYC Posted today at 3:48 am The door’s been flung open – again The door’s been flung open – again Now whether it was the Champagne or something far more ethereal, there is the chance that sailing gets sexier for Tokyo Now whether it was the Champagne or something far more ethereal, there is the chance that sailing may get sexier for Tokyo 2020. Yes, the proverbial door has been cast ajar before, often to much fanfare, and not that much has been achieved. by John Curnow Posted on 28 Aug Michael Illbruck crowned 2016 Melges 20 World Champion Michael Illbruck crowned 2016 Melges 20 World Champion Although not a simple task, Freides aimed to keep Illbruck behind him, or at minimum out of top nine ranking. Hosted by Marina di Scarlino/Club Nautico Scarlino, the World Championship was the most successful to date featuring four days of incredible sportboat racing. by International Melges 20 Class Association Posted on 28 Aug 2016 VR Sport.TV International 14 World Championships – Day 2 2016 VR Sport.TV International 14 World Championships – Day 2 It was a day of two halves here at the VRsport.tv International 14 World Championship 2016 in Carnac. 2016 VRsport.tv International 14 World Championship - It was a day of two halves here at the VRsport.tv International 14 World Championship 2016 in Carnac. by Ellie Meopham Posted on 28 Aug Freides defends leadership at Melges 20 World Championship Freides defends leadership at Melges 20 World Championship The one and only race that was able to take place at the 2016 Melges 20 World Championship was a difficult one at best 2016 Melges 20 World Championship - The one and only race that was able to take place at the 2016 Melges 20 World Championship hosted by Marina di Scarlino/Club Nautico Scarlino was a difficult one at best, however managed to present some nice new faces at the front of the fleet. by Melges 20 Posted on 28 Aug America's Cup - Oracle Team USA's AC50 well underway in Warkworth America's Cup - Oracle Team USA's AC50 well underway in Warkworth Oracle Team USA’s new America’s Cup Class boat is taking shape at the team’s build facility in New Zealand Oracle Team USA’s new America’s Cup Class boat is taking shape at the team’s build facility in New Zealand, Core Builders Composites, Warkworth, 40 minutes north of Auckland. The major components for the 15-meter platform, including the hulls and cross beams, have now been built. by Sail-World.com/NZL Posted on 28 Aug America's Cup - Oracle Team USA play catch up with Softbank Team Japan America's Cup - Oracle Team USA play catch up with Softbank Team Japan Back in April 2017, Softbank Team Japan mastered the foiling tack in their AC45 Surrogate boats Back in April 2017, Softbank Team Japan mastered the foiling tack in their AC45 Surrogate boats, claiming to be the first AC team to have achieved the move. Two days later Oracle Team USA claimed to have done the same. by Sail-World.com/NZL Posted on 28 Aug VRsport.tv International Moth UK Nationals at the WPNSA - Day 1 VRsport.tv International Moth UK Nationals at the WPNSA - Day 1 73 boats have signed on for the 2016 VRsport.tv International Moth UK Nationals at the WPNSA in Weymouth. Seventy-three boats have signed on for the 2016 VRsport.tv International Moth UK Nationals at the WPNSA in Weymouth. With the odd lightning strike off Chesil Beach and a huge storm over Dorchester, the fleet were released to leave the shore once it was deemed safe enough to sail in Portland Harbour, with racing getting underway just 20 minutes after the scheduled 1pm start time. by Mark Jardine Posted on 27 Aug 2016 VR Sport.TV International 14 World Championships – Day 1 2016 VR Sport.TV International 14 World Championships – Day 1 The Day 1 of VR Sport.TV Intl 14 Worlds was a demonstration of why this is most popular development classes in the world 2016 VR Sport.TV International 14 World Championship - The first day of the 2016 VR Sport.TV International 14 World Championship was a demonstration of why this is one of the most popular development classes in the world. Just under eighty boats are registered and with strong contingents from across the globe including Australia, USA, Germany and the UK. by Ellie Meopham Posted on 27 Aug Marshack wins first U.S. Multihull Championship Marshack wins first U.S. Multihull Championship The 2016 U.S. Multihull Championship for the Hobie Alter Trophy wrapped up a full week’s worth of racing on Friday. Catamaran sailing is alive and well on Carlyle Lake. The 2016 U.S. Multihull Championship for the Hobie Alter Trophy, hosted by Carlyle Sailing Association, wrapped up a full week’s worth of racing on Friday. by US Sailing Posted on 27 Aug Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Crew catch up - Meet Dhruv Boruah Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Crew catch up - Meet Dhruv Boruah After crew members have completed their global ocean adventure, some go back to their previous lives and occupations After crew members have completed their global ocean adventure, some go back to their previous lives and occupations, some decide on a future in the marine industry, some take time out to assess their next move in life and others seek their next challenge. by Clipper Round the World Posted on 27 Aug Leccese sets new Ronstan Bridge to Bridge course record Leccese sets new Ronstan Bridge to Bridge course record Rikki Leccese set a new Ronstan Bridge to Bridge record of 10:31, shattering Johnny Heineken’s existing 12:00 record. They say records are made to be broken, and for kiters on San Francisco Bay, that continues to be true. On Thursday, August 25, in 18 knots of breeze and a ripping 2.5-knot flood tide, Italian foil boarder Rikki Leccese set a new Ronstan Bridge to Bridge record of 10:31, shattering Johnny Heineken’s existing 12:00 record. Leccese’s average speed was 33 knots over the 5.8-nautical-mile racecourse. by Meredith Laitos Posted on 27 Aug Changing of the Guard at Melges 20 Worlds, Freides takes over Changing of the Guard at Melges 20 Worlds, Freides takes over The second day of racing at the 2016 Melges 20 World Championship featured two races under shifty conditions 2016 Melges 20 World Championship - The second day of racing at the 2016 Melges 20 World Championship hosted by Marina di Scarlino/Club Nautico Scarlino featured two races under shifty conditions, shaking up the standings and making Drew Freides' Pacific Yankee the new leader with a one point advantage over Michael Illbruck on Pinta now seated in second place. by Melges 20 Posted on 27 Aug Hönö hosts double header for World Match Racing Tour events Hönö hosts double header for World Match Racing Tour events Over two consecutive weekends, the Swedish west coast island of Hönö will host two WMRT events at the World Tour level. The island which is home to the M32 boat building company, Aston Harald Composite, will offer a great sailing arena just outside the harbor of the Cape Crow Yacht Club (the host club). by World Match Racing Tour Posted on 26 Aug Vendée Globe – Yann Eliès and his team relaunch 60-ft IMOCA in Lorient Vendée Globe – Yann Eliès and his team relaunch 60-ft IMOCA in Lorient Yann is now on the final stretch before the event and will be taking part in the three training courses. Yann is now on the final stretch before the event and will be taking part in the three training courses organised at the Finistère Ocean Racing Centre in Port-la-Forêt (Brittany). He will also take part in the Azimut Trophy. Yann Eliès tells us about the work that has been done and what lies ahead in the final part of his preparation. by Groupe Quéguiner-Leucémie Espoir Press Service Posted on 26 Aug
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