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Kialoa patriarch, Jim Kilroy dies at 94 years Kialoa patriarch, Jim Kilroy dies at 94 years One of the legends of sailing Jim Kilroy died on September 29, 2016 at the age of 94 years. Jim Kilroy died on September 29, 2016 at the age of 94 years. Former Kialoa crew member Peter Allison gives a personal perspective on what it was like to be involved in the Kialoa team and sailing with Jim Kilroy.Then he and Andy Rose give their impressions of the big crash between Kialoa and Windward Passage ahead of the 1977 Sydney Hobart. Includes audio interview with Jim Kilroy by Sail-World, Peter Allison and Andy Rose Posted today at 2:17 pm One month - Get ready for the NoveNove Maui Aloha Classic One month - Get ready for the NoveNove Maui Aloha Classic We are officially one month from the opening party of the 2016 NoveNove Maui Aloha Classic. We are officially one month from the opening party of the 2016 NoveNove Maui Aloha Classic. The windsurfing world is a buzz as all eyes turn towards Maui. The first winter swells are coming in and all the riders are booking tickets and hotel rooms for the event. by American Windsurfing Tour Posted today at 8:33 am 2016 Groupama Race final results! 2016 Groupama Race final results! In real-time, the New-Zealander trimaran Vodafone, has ended up the 654 miles race in two days 33mn 12s In real-time, the New-Zealander trimaran Vodafone, has ended up the 654 miles race in two days 33mn 12s, sailing the West coast with an average speed above 20kts. by Groupama Race Posted today at 7:35 am 18ft Skiffs - Season 2016-2017 start next Sunday with 19 crews 18ft Skiffs - Season 2016-2017 start next Sunday with 19 crews The Australian 18 Footers League’s 82nd consecutive season of 18ft Skiff Racing will begin on Sunday 9 October The Australian 18 Footers League’s 82nd consecutive season of 18ft Skiff Racing will begin on Sunday 9 October when the club will conduct the R. Watt Memorial Trophy 3-buoys race on Sydney Harbour. by Frank Quealey Posted today at 6:40 am 2016 J-70 World Championship – More action-shots by Erik Simonson 2016 J-70 World Championship – More action-shots by Erik Simonson Erik Simonson provided this gallery of images from 2016 J-70 World Championship – Day 4. Erik Simonson provided this gallery of images from 2016 J-70 World Championship – Day 4. by Erik Simonson Posted today at 5:43 am 2016 J-70 World Championship – Day 4 action-shots by Erik Simonson 2016 J-70 World Championship – Day 4 action-shots by Erik Simonson Erik Simonson provided this gallery of images from 2016 J-70 World Championship – Day 4. Erik Simonson provided this gallery of images from 2016 J-70 World Championship – Day 4. by Erik Simonson Posted today at 5:33 am 2016 J70 World Championship - Day 4 2016 J70 World Championship - Day 4 Three races were held today on Berkeley Circle for the J70 fleet. The wind for the first two races was 10-12 knots Three races were held today on Berkeley Circle for the J70 fleet. The wind for the first two races was 10-12 knots and it was osculating giving plenty of opportunities to all the competitors. by Paul Cayard Posted today at 5:20 am 2016 Melges 32 World Championship - A wet departure from Norm 2016 Melges 32 World Championship - A wet departure from Norm New England nor'easters are signified by not only by their strong winds, but also their driving rain New England nor'easters are signified by not only by their strong winds, but also their driving rain, and on the second day of the 2016 Melges 32 World Championship hosted by Sail Newport, competitors returned to the Newport Shipyard with three hearty races completed and no need to wash off the boats, foul weather gear or sails. The rain did all the work. by Melges 32 Posted today at 4:50 am Endurance sailing at Day 4 of the 2016 Alcatel J/70 Worlds Endurance sailing at Day 4 of the 2016 Alcatel J/70 Worlds Sailors are a hearty type, but even hearty bodies get tired, especially when exposed to world-class competition Sailors are a hearty type, but even hearty bodies get tired, especially when exposed to world-class competition that requires A-game performances for several days in a row. by STFYC Posted today at 4:21 am Les Voiles de St Tropez France – Crash sequence images by Ingrid Abery Les Voiles de St Tropez France – Crash sequence images by Ingrid Abery Photographer Ingrid Abery has provided this gallery of images from crash sequence Photographer Ingrid Abery has provided this gallery of images from crash sequence by Ingrid Abery Posted on 30 Sep 2017 Annapolis to Newport Race Seminar 2017 Annapolis to Newport Race Seminar Michael Keyworth present on his many years of offshore passage making including serving on Donnybrook as Watch Captain. After a great day at the Show, head to the AYC Clubhouse at its interim location at 12 Dock Street just outside the Boat Show to hear Keynote Speaker, Michael Keyworth present on his many years of offshore passage making including serving on Donnybrook as Watch Captain. by Annapolis to Newport Race Posted on 30 Sep Book your Wildwind Holiday now for February Half Term And Easter! Book your Wildwind Holiday now for February Half Term And Easter! If you are thinking about joining Wildwind for February half term or Easter then it's already time to start making plans If you are thinking about joining Wildwind for the following peak season periods – February half term or Easter – then it's already time to start making plans. by Simon Morgan, Wildwind Posted on 30 Sep Count down to Nassau – All-Time Champions - SSL Finals Count down to Nassau – All-Time Champions - SSL Finals The fourth edition in Nassau will feature for the first time a full sailing festival, with junior and traditional racing The VIP skippers are invited for their sailing achievements in different classes, and the Star sailors invited are the ones in the top 12 of the 2016 SSL Rankings. Throughout the year, Star Sailors from across the world gather ranking points at events and the top performers make the trip to Nassau for the SSL Finals. by Star Sailors League Posted on 30 Sep Didac Costa to take part in Vendee Globe despite lightning damage Didac Costa to take part in Vendee Globe despite lightning damage Dídac Costa has shown today he is absolutely determined to overcome one more obstacle on his way to the start line. The Spanish sailor Didac Costa has reaffirmed that he will be taking part in the Vendee Globe despite lightning damaging part of his boat’s electronics. His team has called for new sponsors to overcome this latest difficulty. Costa will be the fourth Spanish sailor who has attempted to complete this gruelling race by Vendée Globe Posted on 30 Sep J70 Worlds - Paul Cayard reports on two races in a hot fleet - Day 3 J70 Worlds - Paul Cayard reports on two races in a hot fleet - Day 3 Two races were held today on Berkeley Circle for the J70 fleet. The first one was in non-planing conditions Two races were held today on Berkeley Circle for the J70 fleet. The first one was in non-planing conditions of eight - twelve knots and the second had winds of fifteen - twenty knots. by Paul Cayard Posted on 30 Sep 2016 Melges 32 World Championship - Newport nor'easter 2016 Melges 32 World Championship - Newport nor'easter There are many attractions that Newport offers for sailors around world, iconic sailing venue with rich sailing history There are many attractions that Newport offers for sailors around the world - an iconic sailing venue with a rich sailing history, great entertainment and of course, world renowned clam chowder. One unique Newport characteristic that greeted Melges 32 competitors on the first day of the 2016 Melges 32 World Championship was front edge of a strong nor'easter that brought 20-27 kt winds by Melges 32 Posted on 30 Sep Alcatel J/70 Worlds - Wind and tide ask hard questions on Day 3 Alcatel J/70 Worlds - Wind and tide ask hard questions on Day 3 Mother Nature had some surprises in store for the 68 boats on the Berkeley Circle, San Francisco Mother Nature had some surprises in store for the 68 boats on the Berkeley Circle, San Francisco for the third day of racing at the Alcatel J/70 Worlds, hosted by St. Francis Yacht Club. Wind and tide combined to ask some hard questions of the crews - on both their light and heavy-air skills, as well as their patience. by STFYC Posted on 30 Sep Groupama Race – The first Caledonians at Home Groupama Race – The first Caledonians at Home A beautiful performance for the kiwis on their Eliott 50. Their complete the Groupama Race in four days 10h and 24 min. A beautiful performance for the kiwis on their Eliott 50. Their complete the Groupama Race in four days 10h and 24 min after nearly 300 NM of 'Match Racing' against local sailors. by Groupama Race Posted on 29 Sep First all-female Extreme Sailing Series™ team to compete in Lisbon First all-female Extreme Sailing Series™ team to compete in Lisbon First all-female GC32 team will make its debut at the penultimate event of the year in Lisbon in just one week’s time. The first all-female GC32 team, Thalassa Magenta Racing in partnership with the Magenta Project, will make its debut at the penultimate event of the year in Lisbon in just one week’s time. by Extreme Sailing Series Posted on 29 Sep J70 World Championship – More action shots from Day 2 by Chris Howell J70 World Championship – More action shots from Day 2 by Chris Howell Photographer Christopher Howell has provided this gallery of images from day two Photographer Christopher Howell has provided this gallery of images from day two by Christopher Howell Posted on 29 Sep
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