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It’s Chuck’s fault! It’s Chuck’s fault! The blame rests squarely with the much venerated, and truly celebrated US sports photographer, Chuck Lantz The blame rests squarely with the much venerated, and truly celebrated US sports photographer, Chuck Lantz. Had he not shown me this image he took during the recent Rolex Big Boat Series on San Francisco Bay, then this editorial would not have come to pass. by John Curnow Posted today at 2:36 am 2016 WIM Series - Gold to Swede Anna Östling in Sheboygan 2016 WIM Series - Gold to Swede Anna Östling in Sheboygan Anna Östling with crew Annie and Linnea Wennergren are the 2016 Women’s Match Racing World Champions. Anna Östling with crew Annie and Linnea Wennergren are the 2016 Women’s Match Racing World Champions. In the Buddy Melges Challenge, the third event of the 2016 WIM Series, the Swedes defeated Anne-Claire Le Berre, Mathilde Geron and Alice Ponsar of France, in a thrilling final over five exciting matches on Lake Michigan by WIM Series Posted today at 3:55 am Olympic Gold medalist and Volvo Ocean Race winner up for WS Board Olympic Gold medalist and Volvo Ocean Race winner up for WS Board Torben Grael (BRA) is amongst the 15 nominations for one of seven places on the Board of Directors of World Sailing Torben Grael (BRA) is amongst the 15 nominations for one of seven places on the Board of Directors of World Sailing in November. The five times Olympic medalist, Volvo Ocean Race winner and several times America's Cup competitor will bring a much needed sailing edge to the Board of World Sailing if he can navigate the politics of the controlling body of the sport. by Sail-World.com Posted on 25 Sep GC32 Racing Tour - Adam Minoprio and GC32 Norauto shine in Spain GC32 Racing Tour - Adam Minoprio and GC32 Norauto shine in Spain It isn't just the boats that fly across the water, but also the GC32 Norauto team. It isn't just the boats that fly across the water, but also the GC32 Norauto team. Event after event, the French team have been improving their performance and are having a flying first season on the GC32 Racing Tour, despite the crew changes, variations to the race areas and sailing conditions. by Norauto Posted today at 6:56 am Gilmour keeps a cool head to win WMRT Cape Crow Cup Gilmour keeps a cool head to win WMRT Cape Crow Cup With a strong breeze of 15-20 knots pushing from the south the scene was set for the final day of the Cape Crow Cup. With a strong breeze of 15-20 knots pushing from the south and a strong current in the south east of the island of Öckerö the scene was set for the final day of the Cape Crow Cup. by Aston Harald Posted today at 4:13 am Alinghi pull off incredible comeback to take Act 6 in Madeira Alinghi pull off incredible comeback to take Act 6 in Madeira Swiss team Alinghi came back from a dismasting to win Act 6 of Extreme Sailing Series™ in extraordinary circumstances Swiss team Alinghi came back from a dismasting to win Act 6 of the Extreme Sailing Series™ in extraordinary circumstances on the waters of Portugal’s Madeira Islands. by Extreme Sailing Series Posted today at 3:39 am Roepers leads Plenty to victory in Zadar, captures circuit crown Roepers leads Plenty to victory in Zadar, captures circuit crown Alex Roepers began his sailing season by scoring a major victory in Australia, stopped in Italy Alex Roepers began his sailing season by scoring a major victory in Australia, stopped in Italy a few months later to secure another significant achievement then capped an extremely successful 2016 campaign by closing the deal in Croatia. by Tink Chambers Posted on 25 Sep Oman Air stay top of Extreme Sailing Series table with podium place Oman Air stay top of Extreme Sailing Series table with podium place Oman Air stayed top of the overall leaderboard after posting a third place in Act six and shifted focus to the next Act. Oman Air stayed top of the overall leaderboard after posting a third place in Act six in Madeira and immediately shifted their focus to the next Act in Lisbon, Portugal, in two weeks. by Oman Sail Posted on 25 Sep Norauto foils to victory at the GC32 La Reserva de Sotogrande Cup Norauto foils to victory at the GC32 La Reserva de Sotogrande Cup Racing in a light wind Minoprio’s desire to win the leeward position on the start line put Norauto in front in all races Racing in a light westerly Levante wind, Adam Minoprio’s desire to win the leeward position on the start line put Norauto in front in all three races, and he went on to win two of them. by GC32 Racing Posted on 25 Sep Team Tilt finish second at the GC32 La Reserva de Sotogrande Cup Team Tilt finish second at the GC32 La Reserva de Sotogrande Cup Team Tilt added a second place to scoreboard this weekend at the penultimate event of what has been a successful season The seven crew members on board the 32-foot flying catamaran posted three outright wins from 15 races to finish second overall after Adam Minoprio on Norauto. Team Engie, skippered by Sebastien Rogues finished in third place. by Team Tilt Sailing Posted on 25 Sep Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup– Dieter Van der Eyken secures tow-in victory Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup– Dieter Van der Eyken secures tow-in victory Unfortunately, the conditions failed to materialise on final day meaning it was not possible to gain an official result. Head judge, Duncan Coombs, had set a 6.45am skippers meeting in the hope of some early action, but light offshore winds and small waves were below the standard required to start the competition. by Cold Hawaii Posted on 25 Sep Medal Race movement closes Sailing World Cup Qingdao Medal Race movement closes Sailing World Cup Qingdao Medals slipped away and medals were snatched on final day as racing came to a close confirming the seven fleet podiums. There was some last minute drama as the double point Medal Races shook up some of the fleets and left a few thinking of what might have been in the waters of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Sailing Competition. by Richard Aspland - World Sailing Posted on 25 Sep RS Aerocup - Another magic day at Lake Garda - Day 2 RS Aerocup - Another magic day at Lake Garda - Day 2 Per Christian continued his domination with a string of firsts showing magical downwind speed through the waves. Per Christian of Norway continued his domination with a string of firsts showing magical downwind speed through the waves. by RS Aero International Class Association Posted on 25 Sep Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge - Images from Régates Royales Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge - Images from Régates Royales The final round of the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge is underway at Cannes in the 38th Régates Royales. The final round of the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge is underway at Cannes in the 38th Régates Royales with classic yachts and Dragons. Eugenia Bakunova of mainsail.ru was on the water at Cannes and provided this gallery of images from the penultimate day of the regatta. by Sail-World.com Posted on 25 Sep Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge - More images from Régates Royales Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge - More images from Régates Royales Second gallery from the final round of the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge at Cannes The 38th Régates Royales, the final round of the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge is underway at Cannes. Eugenia Bakunova of mainsail.ru was on the water at Cannes and provided this second gallery of images from the penultimate day. by Sail-World.com Posted on 25 Sep World Sailing - Henderson sets out foundations of his President bid World Sailing - Henderson sets out foundations of his President bid Paul Henderson is standing for another term as President to get some significant and vital issues facing Sailing address Paul Henderson is standing for another term as President to get some significant and vital issues facing Sailing addressed by sailors with their input both individually and via their International Class Associations. Henderson sets out below what he believes will be the foundations of his next Presidency. by Sail-World.com Posted on 25 Sep World Sailing President nominated by 45 Member National Associations World Sailing President nominated by 45 Member National Associations Incumbent World Sailing President, Carlo Croce (ITA) has welcomed nominations from 45 Member National Associations Incumbent World Sailing President, Carlo Croce (ITA) has nominations from 45 Member National Associations [MNAs] for his re-election as the President of Sailing’s International Federation. Nominations for the position of President have been formally published by World Sailing and show widespread support for Croce. by Sail-World.com Posted on 25 Sep 2016 IKA Kiteboarding World Championships Pingtan - Day 4 2016 IKA Kiteboarding World Championships Pingtan - Day 4 Magaji had an amazing first race of the day as she finally managed to push ahead of local Chinese rider Jingle. A five rider tangle ensued second race of the day (yellow heat four), a dangerous situation that the well trained safety crew did amazing job of cleaning up. by International Kiteboarding Association Posted on 25 Sep Day 5 - Medal Race day at the Sailing World Cup Qingdao Day 5 - Medal Race day at the Sailing World Cup Qingdao It's Medal Race day at the Sailing World Cup Qingdao as the five day regatta reaches crunch time for the podium hopefuls It's Medal Race day at the Sailing World Cup Qingdao as the five day regatta reaches crunch time for the podium hopefuls. It's business as usual on the forecast as strong currents, light winds and a hot and humid day welcomes the sailors to the Qingdao waters to fight it out for medals. by Richard Aspland - World Sailing Posted on 25 Sep First in at the end of Road to Rio series – AST Paralympic medallists First in at the end of Road to Rio series – AST Paralympic medallists Behind every Olympic/Paralympic medal is an amazing adventure this is first in a series of videos with AST medallists Behind every Olympic and Paralympic medal is an amazing adventure and journey, this is the first in a series of videos looking at the #RoadToRio with the Australian Sailing Team medallists, celebrating their homecoming and looking back on their journey. by Nic Douglass Posted on 25 Sep
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