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68 yachts line up for the first two races of J70 World Championship 68 yachts line up for the first two races of J70 World Championship In the second race, conditions ranged from 18-25 knots with choppy seas which left more than one competitor on his side After three days of “non San Francisco” conditions over the wekend-85 degrees with sailors waiting around for wind while complaining of it being to hot in the parking lot-“San Francisco” came back. In the second race of the day, conditions ranged from 18-25 knots with choppy seas which left more than one competitor on his side with the gennaker up. by Paul Cayard Posted today at 4:25 pm World's First photochromic bi-focal sailing glasses by BZ Optics World's First photochromic bi-focal sailing glasses by BZ Optics BZ Optics, an Australian start-up company have just developed unique sunglass which is specifically designed for sailors BZ Optics- an Australian start-up company have just developed a unique sunglass which is specifically designed for sailors who require glasses to read their watch, computer, digital screens or charts while sailing in no or low light conditions. by BZ Optics Posted today at 2:00 pm America's Cup - TechTuesday - Data drives athlete performance America's Cup - TechTuesday - Data drives athlete performance Gathering real-time data isn’t just important for our Americas Cup racing catamarans, but our athletes as well. Gathering real-time data isn’t just important for our Americas Cup racing catamarans, but our athletes as well. Find out from Oracle Team USA physical performance manager Craig McFarlane how the team are using Zephyr Performance Systems to monitor athletes on the water and in the gym. by Oracle Team USA Posted today at 12:28 pm Les Voiles de St Tropez - Eugenia Bakunova's view of Day 2 Les Voiles de St Tropez - Eugenia Bakunova's view of Day 2 Not a lot of wind for the second day of racing at Les Voiles de St Tropez. Not a lot of wind for the second day of racing at Les Voiles de St Tropez. Eugenia Bakunova of mainsail.ru captured these images of the always picturesque classics as they sailed in a light breeze by Sail-World/Eugenia Bakunova Posted today at 11:39 am Legendary Mitch Booth to compete in St-Barth Cata Cup 2016 Legendary Mitch Booth to compete in St-Barth Cata Cup 2016 Sixty teams have already confirmed they will be competing in the event. As a triple world champion, Booth is no stranger to the F18. For this edition, he will be joined by Andy Dinsdale, a regular on the waters around St Barth. by Dominique Ladouceur Posted today at 11:25 am Les Voiles de St Tropez - Eugenia Bakunova's images from Day 1 Les Voiles de St Tropez - Eugenia Bakunova's images from Day 1 Racing got underway in St Propez on the first day at Les Voiles de St Tropez with three dedicated race zones Racing got underway in St Propez on the first day at Les Voiles de St Tropez with three dedicated race zones, Nioulargue for the Modern yachts, Pampelonne for the Wallys and the bay for the 15 m JIs, racing in an even swell and glorious sunshine. Most of the Classic yachts are not due to set sail until the second day of racing. Eugenia Bakunova of mainsail.ru was on hand to capture the acti by Sail-World/Eugenia Bakunova Posted today at 11:17 am IKA Kiteboarding World Championship Finals – Countdown to Porto Pollo IKA Kiteboarding World Championship Finals – Countdown to Porto Pollo In the big air discipline, Crathern has taken the lead after the Pingtan event ahead of Hoppe and Martinez. Currently in the lead in the freestyle discipline (after two events) is Carlos Mario (BRA) ahead of Youri Zoon (NED) and Alex Pastor (ESP) in the mens division. by International Kiteboarding Association Posted today at 11:04 am America's Cup - Emirates Team NZ gaining speed on the water + Video America's Cup - Emirates Team NZ gaining speed on the water + Video There has been one predominant focus at Emirates Team NZ this past couple of months - gaining speed on the water There has been one predominant focus at Emirates Team New Zealand this past couple of months - gaining speed on the water. The team has been lying low, quietly chipping away and making gains on the water on their first in house designed and built AC45 test boat. by Hamish Hooper, Emirates Team NZ Posted today at 9:50 am J-70 Worlds - San Francisco - Images from a fired up first day J-70 Worlds - San Francisco - Images from a fired up first day Images and video of the opening day of the J-70 Worlds being run by the St Francis Yacht Club. Videographer and photographer, John Navas was on the water on the Berkley Circle, San Francisco for the opening day of the J-70 Worlds being run by the St Francis Yacht Club. Here's his view of the day in video and still images. by Sail-World Posted today at 8:11 am J-70 World Championship – Day 1 images by Erik Simonson J-70 World Championship – Day 1 images by Erik Simonson Erik Simonson provided this gallery of images from 2016 J-70 World Championship – Day 1. Erik Simonson provided this gallery of images from 2016 J-70 World Championship – Day 1. by Erik Simonson Posted today at 4:36 am Alcatel J/70 Worlds - Cut-throat competition on Day 1 in San Francisco Alcatel J/70 Worlds - Cut-throat competition on Day 1 in San Francisco World Championship regattas always generate high-level competition World Championship regattas always generate high-level competition, but when you stack 68 of the world’s most popular One Design boats on San Francisco Bay in a crisp, late-September breeze, you can bet your last shackle that the competition will be ferocious. by STFYC Posted today at 4:09 am World Sailing - Sptember edition of The World Sailing Show now online World Sailing - Sptember edition of The World Sailing Show now online The September edition of The World Sailing Show is now online. This edition features an interview with Santiago Lange (ARG) - Gold medal winner in the Nacra 17 class at the 2016 Olympics - after a difficult build up to the event and then being penalised twice in the Medal Race. There's also a look at the foiling tack in the America's Cup AC45S class - achieved last April, and a look at how a new Grand Prix machine is taking the racing scene by storm by Sail-World.com Posted on 27 Sep Les Voiles de St Tropez France – Day 2 images by Ingrid Abery Les Voiles de St Tropez France – Day 2 images by Ingrid Abery Photographer Ingrid Abery has provided this gallery of images from day two Photographer Ingrid Abery has provided this gallery of images from day two by Ingrid Abery Posted on 27 Sep Panerai Classic Yachts - Images from Régates Royales - Final day Panerai Classic Yachts - Images from Régates Royales - Final day The final round of the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge has concluded at Cannes in the 38th Régates Royales The final round of the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge has concluded at Cannes in the 38th Régates Royales. Eugenia Bakunova of mainsail.ru was on the water at Cannes and provided this gallery of images from the Final Day - there ws no racing due to the obvious lack of wind - but the images are still excellent. by Sail-World.com Posted on 27 Sep Team France Jeune selects its group for Red Bull Youth America's Cup Team France Jeune selects its group for Red Bull Youth America's Cup Franck Cammas and Jacques Cathelineau reveal the group of 14 youngsters who will now train together to prepare From 5 to 9 September, the city of Toulon played host to the second phase of the selection process launched by the Filière d’Excellence Team France (TF Excellence Network). After five days of events, Franck Cammas and Jacques Cathelineau (the French Sailing Federation’s Technical Director) reveal the group of 14 youngsters who will now train together to prepare by La Filière d'Excellence Team France Posted on 27 Sep French-flagged sailing team to make Extreme Sailing Series debut French-flagged sailing team to make Extreme Sailing Series debut 30-year old Kiwi Adam Minoprio will lead the team, and he is looking forward to the challenge. Arriving fresh from victory on their GC32 in Sotogrande (Spain), the team of experienced foilers is expected to get competitive quickly on Lisbon’s stadium racetrack. by Extreme Sailing Series Posted on 27 Sep Groupama Nouvelle-Caledonie Race - Top Kiwi racer takes line honours Groupama Nouvelle-Caledonie Race - Top Kiwi racer takes line honours TeamVodafoneSailing/Frank Racing has taken line honours in the 650nm Groupama Nouvelle-Caledonie Race. The New Zealand ORMA60 trimaran TeamVodafoneSailing/Frank Racing has taken line honours in the 650nm Groupama Nouvelle-Calendonie Race. She crossed the finish line at 10.33.12 on Tuesday morning, local time. by Sail-World.com Posted on 27 Sep Trifecta of Trophies for Dennis Williams and his Victory '83 Team Trifecta of Trophies for Dennis Williams and his Victory '83 Team Nine 12 Metre teams made it a long weekend in Newport as they competed in their North American Championship Nine 12 Metre teams made it a long weekend in Newport as they competed in their North American Championship, hosted by Ida Lewis Yacht Club from Friday through Sunday (September 23-25). Sailing on sloops best known as the America’s Cup boats during that event’s so-called “Golden Era” (1958-1987), the teams competed in three divisions – Grand Prix, Modern and Traditional by Barby MacGowan Posted on 27 Sep Extreme Sailing Series - Lisbon joins the race to restore ocean health Extreme Sailing Series - Lisbon joins the race to restore ocean health Extreme Sailing Series™ organiser OC Sport is proud to announce that they have joined the race to restore ocean health Extreme Sailing Series™ organiser OC Sport is proud to announce that they have joined the race to restore ocean health with Sailors for the Sea’s Clean Regattas programme. by Extreme Sailing Series™ Posted on 27 Sep Previewing the 2016 Alcatel J/70 Worlds with Paul Cayard Previewing the 2016 Alcatel J/70 Worlds with Paul Cayard Sail-World talked with Paul Cayard before the 2016 Alcatel J/70 Worlds to learn more about this high-profile regatta. When it comes to sailing on San Francisco Bay, Paul Cayard has traded tacks with some of the world’s best, including Dennis Conner, Tom Blackaller and John Kostecki. From September 27 to October 1, Cayard will join forces with owner Carlo Alberini aboard the Italian-flagged Calvi Network at the 2016 Alcatel J/70 Worlds. I caught up with Cayard to learn more about this high-profile regatta. by David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor Posted on 26 Sep
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