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Hinman Trophy up for grabs at U.S. Team Racing Championship Hinman Trophy up for grabs at U.S. Team Racing Championship This year’s championship features an impressive list of accomplished teams and experienced team racers From top-notch one-design sailors in fleet racing circles to current and former high-level college sailors and coaches, this US Sailing National Championship attracts a wide range of sailors, both men and women. by US Sailing Posted on 19 Oct Catamarans Cup International Regatta sets sail for 8th successive year Catamarans Cup International Regatta sets sail for 8th successive year In its eighth year, the race is eagerly anticipated by the sailing community (300 sailors are expected to participate). After each leg, local festivities will be held in the welcoming harbors by the sponsoring Municipalities to honor the participants and reward the winners. During the race, several events will unfold (competitions, social gatherings, etc.) by Icarus Sports Posted on 19 Oct Rolex Middle Sea Race – Fleet focuses on final preparations Rolex Middle Sea Race – Fleet focuses on final preparations Light winds are expected for the first part of the race, with a significant northwesterly arriving by the third day. According to the latest weather forecasts, the start is forecast to have a moderate easterly breeze, which is due to fade on the first night. Light winds should then affect the majority of the fleet throughout Sunday. By dawn on Monday, a fresh Mistral is expected to arrive in the vicinity of Favignana and these strong winds from the northwest are forecast across the race course for 48 hours. by RMYC Posted on 19 Oct Japanese sailing legacy born at World Cup Series Japanese sailing legacy born at World Cup Series Itakura's partner Chika Hatae expressed her delight at elite sailing competitions arriving in their home country The wind has remained fickle since the series arrived in Japan, for the first time. The coastal city with a population of over 80,000 people is currently experiencing an extended period of uncharacteristically bad weather. by Ross Gale - World Sailing Posted on 19 Oct Clipper World Yacht Race – Day 15, Race 2 – Battle for final positions Clipper World Yacht Race – Day 15, Race 2 – Battle for final positions Garmin claimed third place, whilst a last-minute shake up saw Visit Seattle pip Liverpool 2018 to the post for fourth The drag race between the ninth placed HotelPlanner.com and Great Britain has continued overnight, though HotelPlanner.com has managed to pull away to be 18 nautical miles from its nearest competition this morning. by The Clipper Race Posted on 19 Oct Inaugural J/70 Australian Championship overall Inaugural J/70 Australian Championship overall Six races were held over the weekend of racing. Saturdays breeze was forecast for 25 knots, but abated to 15-20 knots Not since the J/24 have we seen such a worldwide response to a new one-design keelboat. Like its predecessor, the J/70 has struck a chord across a wide age and skill range and has proven itself to be an extremely versatile platform. by Sandra Entwistle / Yachtspot Posted on 19 Oct Leading KiteFoil racers to gather for exhilarating showdown in Oman Leading KiteFoil racers to gather for exhilarating showdown in Oman The stage is set for year’s biggest kite racing event with globe’s fastest riders planning to assemble on Oman’s waters The stage is set for the year’s biggest kite racing event with the globe’s fastest riders planning to assemble on Oman’s crystal clear waters in just one month to do battle for the coveted Formula Kite World Championship crowns. by Oman Sail Posted on 19 Oct Second consecutive Clipper Round the World Yacht Race victory Second consecutive Clipper Round the World Yacht Race victory The Greenings team claimed victory late last night in a thrilling finale to the Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms The Greenings team claimed victory late last night in a thrilling finale to the Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms, which saw the top two teams finish approximately two miles apart after 14 days racing through the South Atlantic in the second stage of the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race, from Punta del Este, Uruguay. by Chris Harris Posted on 19 Oct World Sailing look to leading influencers to Balance the Boat World Sailing look to leading influencers to Balance the Boat There have been some good initiatives within sailing to date, but more work needs to be done to level the playing field. At World Sailing's 2017 Annual Conference, four of sports leading influencers will spark discussion and debate at a special forum titled, Balancing the Boat: growing female participation and developing pathways in competitive sailing. by World Sailing Posted on 18 Oct World champions come to the forefront at Sailing World Cup Series World champions come to the forefront at Sailing World Cup Series Agnieszka Skrzypulec and Irmina Gliszczynska finished tenth at the Rio 2016 but their decision to compete in Gamagori Challenged by a 5-6 knot breeze over the first two days of the World Cup Series event, the champions have used all their experience to position themselves at the top of the pack or firmly in medal contention. by World Sailing Posted on 18 Oct Clipper World Yacht Race – Day 14, Race 2 – Photo finish on the cards Clipper World Yacht Race – Day 14, Race 2 – Photo finish on the cards Dare To Lead emerged from Stealth Mode at 18:00 UTC yesterday, but failed to make any significant ground on Greenings Separated by just a few nautical miles after sailing over 3,500 natuical miles through the South Atlantic, Greenings, which has set the pace the whole way in this race, currently has the edge but has the Dare to Lead team in full view, as a constant reminder that there is no room for error in this final approach. by The Clipper Race Posted on 18 Oct Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image – Discover best sailing photos of the year Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image – Discover best sailing photos of the year The Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image is open to professional photographers from all over the world. No less than 134 pictures have been submitted by photographers spanning 27 countries: a record ! The competition will be tight once again this year, with extraordinary images from the America’s Cup, Vendée Globe, Mini Transat, Olympic sailing events and much more. by Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image Posted on 18 Oct National Slalom Championship – Andrea Ferin is the new champion National Slalom Championship – Andrea Ferin is the new champion It has really been a wonderful edition that will be remembered as the one with more wind in this last years Perfect balance in first positions, both among men and women so that the final results of the Championship have been decided by the last race. Andrea Ferin won the Italian title with 1,6 points ahead from the outgoing national champion Bruno Martini (CSTorbole) - and from Andrea Rosati (YC Anzio), both with two second and two third positions. by Elena Giolai Posted on 18 Oct Linda Elias Women's One-Design Challenge – LBYC wins back trophy Linda Elias Women's One-Design Challenge – LBYC wins back trophy Weather conditions were good for the 11 West Coast teams representing yacht clubs and sailing organizations from Tacoma. On the first day of this two-day regatta, the wind direction transitioned from northwest to southerly well before racing started, giving the competitors 7-12 knots of breeze. by Rick Roberts Posted on 18 Oct Mini-Transat - First leg - Race round-up Mini-Transat - First leg - Race round-up With the arrival of Julien Mizrachi (UNAPEI), 78 racers have now made it safely into port of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. With the arrival of Julien Mizrachi (UNAPEI), 78 racers have now made it safely into the port of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Of the 81 competitors at the start, just three solo sailors are no longer officially racing: Matteo Rusticali due to a dismasting, Luca Sabiu who triggered his distress beacon offshore of La Coruña and Frédéric Guérin by Mini-Transat La Boulangère Posted on 18 Oct The Saint-Barth Cata Cup on schedule! The Saint-Barth Cata Cup on schedule! No one will forget that on night of September 5 to 6, 2017, Hurricane Irma, one of most devastating storms of century No one will soon forget that on the night of September 5 to 6, 2017, Hurricane Irma, one of the most devastating storms of the century, unleashed its full fury on the island of Saint Barthélemy. In the past weeks, with an enormous display of solidarity, the residents have been actively working toward the island’s reconstruction, with one common goal: that daily life should get back to normal. by Saint-Barh Cata-Cup Posted on 18 Oct Tall Ship Oliver Hazard Perry - Recap of Incident in Newport Harbor Tall Ship Oliver Hazard Perry - Recap of Incident in Newport Harbor SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, Rhode Island’s Official Sailing Education Vessel homeported in Newport, R.I. is back safe SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, Rhode Island’s Official Sailing Education Vessel homeported in Newport, R.I. is back safe at her berth at Fort Adams State Park after an incident that left her disabled in inner Newport Harbor. by Barby MacGowan Posted on 18 Oct Still seriously competitive, Amer Sports One enters legends race Still seriously competitive, Amer Sports One enters legends race Amer Sports One is the fifth boat to enter the Legends Race, which starts from Gothenburg in June 2018. Amer Sports One, the last boat in the Volvo Ocean Race to be skippered by New Zealand’s Grant Dalton, nowadays chief executive of the America’s Cup-winning Emirates Team New Zealand, is the fifth boat to enter the Legends Race, which starts from Gothenburg in June 2018. by Volvo Ocean Race Posted on 18 Oct 11th China Cup International Regatta - Preview 11th China Cup International Regatta - Preview The 11th edition of the China Cup International Regatta is becoming more international than ever The 11th edition of the China Cup International Regatta is becoming more international than ever with the World Championship of the World Match Racing Tour set to join the 10 other racing divisions. Reigning World Champion Phil Robertson will be looking to defend his title in the high-speed M32 catamarans along with the rest of his Team CHN One Ningbo crew. by Andy Rice Posted on 18 Oct Sir Ben Ainslie to bolster Land Rover BAR Academy in ESS Act 7 Sir Ben Ainslie to bolster Land Rover BAR Academy in ESS Act 7 Sir Ben Ainslie, four-time Olympic gold-medallist and America’s Cup sailor, is to return to the Extreme Sailing Series™ Sir Ben Ainslie, the four-time Olympic gold-medallist and America’s Cup sailor, is to return to the Extreme Sailing Series™ as helm of Land Rover BAR Academy for the penultimate Act of the season in San Diego, from 19 – 22 October. by Extreme Sailing Series Posted on 18 Oct
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