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America's Cup - Architect of NZ Qualifier withdrawal steps down America's Cup - Architect of NZ Qualifier withdrawal steps down The Commissioner for the America's Cup General Dr. Harvey Schiller has stepped down from the role The Commissioner for the America's Cup General Dr. Harvey Schiller has stepped down from the role and will finish at the end of the month. The move was confirmed today by America's Cup correspondent Bernie Wilson of the Associated Press. by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL Posted today at 3:29 am Rio says goodbye to its Olympic Games 2016 Rio says goodbye to its Olympic Games 2016 The Olympic Games will leave Rio de Janeiro a much better place, International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach says. The Olympic Games will leave Rio de Janeiro a much better place, International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach says. by AAP Posted today at 6:54 am 2016 Sail Canada Senior Championships - Day 4 2016 Sail Canada Senior Championships - Day 4 After not sailing on Sunday due to heavy winds, sailors returned to the water today at Sail Canada Senior Championships 2016 Sail Canada Senior Championships - After not sailing on Sunday due to heavy winds, sailors returned to the water today at the Sail Canada Senior Championships at Cork OCR. Today’s conditions were ideal, with a breeze of 18-19 knots from the southwest, and sunny skies. by Sail Canada Posted today at 6:14 am 2016 U.S. Team Racing Championship – Final report 2016 U.S. Team Racing Championship – Final report Team Trouble saved their best for Sunday’s knockout rounds and rallied to win the historic George R. Hinman Trophy 2016 U.S. Team Racing Championship - Team Trouble, comprised of Charles Higgins (Norfold, Va.), Johnny Norfleet (New York, NY), Isabel Strachan (Annapolis, Md.), Matt Allen (Hamilton, Mass.). Gabriel Smith (Annapolis, Md.) and Arielle Darrow, saved their best for Sunday’s knockout rounds and rallied to win the historic George R. Hinman Trophy at the 2016 U.S. Team Racing Championship, hosted by Sa by Jake Fish Posted today at 4:49 am The Clipper Race turns 20! The Clipper Race turns 20! Throughout the race, tales of crew celebrating birthdays on board filter back and they are always a special occasion Throughout the race, tales of Clipper Race crew celebrating their birthdays on board filter back and they are always a special occasion, likely to remain a completely unique event in their lifetime. by Clipper Round the World Posted today at 4:23 am Consistency is key for Chris Doyle on Day 1 of J/22 World Championship Consistency is key for Chris Doyle on Day 1 of J/22 World Championship Chris Doyle of New York showed why he’s reigning J/22 World Champion on the opening day of the 2016 J/22 World Champs 2016 J/22 World Championship - Chris Doyle of New York showed why he’s the reigning J/22 World Champion on the opening day of the 2016 J/22 World Championship. Three races were completed in gorgeous Lake Ontario conditions at the event hosted by CORK/Sail Kingston in Ontario Canada. by Julie and Christopher Howell Posted today at 2:42 am 2016 J22 World Championship - Day 1 action-shots by Christopher Howell 2016 J22 World Championship - Day 1 action-shots by Christopher Howell Photographer Christopher Howell was on water at 2016 J22 World Championship and provided this gallery of images from Day Photographer Christopher Howell was on water at 2016 J22 World Championship and provided this gallery of images from Day 1 action. by Christopher Howell Posted today at 2:17 am Rio 2016 - Australia tops Olympic Sailing Medal Table again Rio 2016 - Australia tops Olympic Sailing Medal Table again Australia has again topped the table with their Gold Medal and three Silver Medals won in the 2016 Olympic Sailing Regat Using the weighted points system for defining Olympic Medal Table placings, Australia has again topped the table with their Gold Medal and three Silver Medals won in the 2016 Olympic Sailing Regatta in Rio de Janeiro. After the 2012 Olympic Regatta in Weymouth, Australia also topped the Medal table, but were tied with hosts, Great Britain on 11pts. Includes full results for all classes. by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL Posted on 22 Aug A magnificent fleet gathers in Cowes for Etchells World Championship A magnificent fleet gathers in Cowes for Etchells World Championship 58 teams from all over the world have entered the championship, hosted by the Royal London Yacht Club. Twenty teams are from Great Britain and a dozen each from Australia and the United States of America. Four entries are from Hong Kong and as far afield as: Bermuda, Ireland, New Zealand, Portugal, Singapore, and the United Arab Emirates. by Louay Habib Posted on 22 Aug FAST40+ Class to be the first to have honour of racing for One Ton Cup FAST40+ Class to be the first to have honour of racing for One Ton Cup 14 FAST40+ racing yachts are expected, flying the flags of England, Germany, Ireland, Scotland, South Africa and the USA 14 high performance FAST40+ racing yachts are expected for the One Ton Cup, flying the flags of England, Germany, Ireland, Scotland, South Africa and the United States of America. The crew, of which only five can be professionals, come from countries all over the world. by Louay Habib Posted on 22 Aug Ladkin and Hauser crowned Pacasmayo Classic Champions! Ladkin and Hauser crowned Pacasmayo Classic Champions! On Friday evening, riders and spectators gathered by the pool at the El Faro Adventure Resorts for the awards ceremony. On Friday evening as the sun set over the pacific, riders and spectators gathered by the pool at the El Faro Adventure Resorts for the awards ceremony. by American Windsurfing Tour Posted on 22 Aug Noroton Yacht Club dominates Hinman Trophy Team Race Noroton Yacht Club dominates Hinman Trophy Team Race Sailors often say it’s the little things that make the difference between winning and lose. 2016 Hinman Trophy Team Race - Sailors often say it’s the little things that make the difference between winning and lose. This was the case for Noroton Yacht Club as they won the Invitational Team Race Regatta for the Commodore George R. Hinman Masters Trophy for the second straight year, though maybe not in the way you’d expect. by NYYC Posted on 22 Aug Drama Queen - Goransson wins Melges 32 National Championship Drama Queen - Goransson wins Melges 32 National Championship Richard Goransson and his Inga from Sweden team have claimed the 2016 US Melges 32 National Championship 2016 US Melges 32 National Championship - After a weekend of challenging, moderate conditions in Newport, RI, Richard Goransson and his Inga from Sweden team have claimed the 2016 US Melges 32 National Championship hosted by Sail Newport. Capping a weekend full of tight racing with lead changes around the track, it was fitting that the final race had three teams fighting for the regatta win by Sam Rogers Posted on 22 Aug 2016 Samson North American Championship - Day 5 - Final day of racing 2016 Samson North American Championship - Day 5 - Final day of racing The forecast was dismal for racing, but the PRO Hank Stuart and the Race Committee showed great patience. 2016 Samson North American Championship - The forecast was dismal for racing, but the PRO Hank Stuart and the Race Committee at the Rochester Yacht Club showed great patience. The fleet went out in a light breeze and were held in postponement for about an hour. by Lightning Class Posted on 22 Aug Young Gun Harry Price wins Chicago Grand Slam Young Gun Harry Price wins Chicago Grand Slam Harry Price (AUS) and his Down Under Racing team of young guns, Ben Robinson and Murray Jones, won Chicago Grand Slam Harry Price (AUS) and his Down Under Racing team of young guns, Ben Robinson and Murray Jones, won the Chicago Grand Slam at Chicago Yacht Club. Price swept both the Semi-Finals against Peter Holz and the Finals against local favorite, Steve Lowery, with an impressive string of six consecutive victories. by Chicago Match Race Posted on 22 Aug Rio 2016 - 49erFX Gold Medal provides local fizz for Sailing Olympics Rio 2016 - 49erFX Gold Medal provides local fizz for Sailing Olympics Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze sent their fellow Brazilians into a frenzy on Flamengo Beach on Thursday AP's Bernie Wilson was on the scene when Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze sent their fellow Brazilians into a frenzy on Flamengo Beach on Thursday after holding off the New Zealand crew by two seconds to win the gold medal in the women's 49erFX class, which was making its Olympic debut. There's a link to the rest of his excellent coverage of the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Sailing Regatta. by Sail-World.com/NZL Posted on 22 Aug Rio 2016- Annalise Murphy gets Irish eyes smiling again Rio 2016- Annalise Murphy gets Irish eyes smiling again In Rio 2016, the Annalise Murphy of old was back, but lighter and sharper than Weymouth 2012. In Rio 2016, the Annalise Murphy of old was back, but lighter and sharper than Weymouth 2012. For a time in the Medal race she had the Gold medal in her grasp, but came away absolutely delighted with the Silver. Thefull story of how this amazing turnaround was achieved, is probably yet to be told, but long-time Irish sailing correspondent, WM Nixon, writing in Afloat.ie fills in the background by Sail-World.com NZL Posted on 21 Aug Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2016 - Day 1 Video Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2016 - Day 1 Video Day 1 of Audi Hamilton Race Week 2016 provided the first opportunity for Wild Oats XI and Scallywag to go head-to-head Day 1 of Audi Hamilton Race Week 2016 provided the first opportunity for Wild Oats XI and Scallywag to go head-to-head on an inshore race course. The two boats shadowed each other in the pre-race manoeuvres prior to the start of a race to Lindeman Island and back, starting in Dent Passage. Both boats made a fine spectacle as they reached to the northern tip of Dent Island before heading upwind by Dale Lorimer - Bow Caddy Media Posted on 21 Aug Hydrofoil Pro Tour Mauritius – Final day – Parlier wins two in a row Hydrofoil Pro Tour Mauritius – Final day – Parlier wins two in a row The idyllic island paradise in the Indian Ocean was a must see for sailors and their loved ones who made the journey. From recent events you have Axel Mazella who sailed a convincing victory at the European Championship in July. Johnny Heineken is always a threat for the top spot with piercing hot streak abilities. Maxime Nocher the 2015 World Tour champ and perennial podium threat…. by Robbie Dean Posted on 21 Aug Reading Australia’s Rio 2016 Sailing Report Card Reading Australia’s Rio 2016 Sailing Report Card Pre-event, Australian Sailing officials predicted there would be between three and five medals at Rio 2016. Pre-event, Australian Sailing officials predicted there would be between three and five medals at Rio 2016. So Tom Burton's Gold in the Laser, and then Silver for the 470 Men’s sailors, Matt Belcher and Will Ryan, London 49er Gold Medallists Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen, and then lastly Nacra 17 first time campaigners, Jason Waterhouse and Lisa Darmanin, was a good result. by John Curnow Posted on 21 Aug
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