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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. One of the legends of sailing, 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 in particular. Then he and Andy Rose give their impressions of the big crash between Kialoa and Windward Passage ahead of the 1977 Sydney Hobart by Peter Allison Posted today at 2:17 pm 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 J70 World Championship – Day 2 images by Christopher Howell J70 World Championship – Day 2 images by Christopher 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 J70 World Championship – Day 2 J70 World Championship – Day 2 Three races were held on Berkeley Circle for the 68 international teams competing in the races on Wednesday. The conditions were once again, true San Francisco. The fog was lurking if not covering the race course, the wind had bite, and blew 14-18 knots. There was a big left shift in the last race that caught more than one local off guard. by Paul Cayard Posted on 29 Sep Sébastien Josse's lead up to the Vendée Globe Sébastien Josse's lead up to the Vendée Globe The skipper of the Mono60 Edmond de Rothschild is setting sail on his fifth round the world in 14 years. The skipper of the Mono60 Edmond de Rothschild is setting sail on his fifth round the world in 14 years. As such, the sailor can rely on a vast amount of experience, bolstered by all the expertise of the Gitana Team, the offshore racing stable founded in 2000 by Ariane and Benjamin de Rothschild by Gitana Posted on 29 Sep Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Clipper 70 fleet makeover begins Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Clipper 70 fleet makeover begins Maintenance Team at Race HQ is now hard at work to refit the Clipper 70s in preparation for the 2017-18 race. After clocking up an average of 41,000 miles each during their tenth edition race circumnavigation, the Maintenance Team at Race HQ is now hard at work to refit the Clipper 70s in preparation for the 2017-18 race. by Clipper Round the World Posted on 29 Sep J-70 World Championship – More action-shots by Erik Simonson J-70 World Championship – More action-shots by Erik Simonson Erik Simonson provided this gallery of images from 2016 J-70 World Championship – Day 2. Erik Simonson provided this gallery of images from 2016 J-70 World Championship – Day 2. by Erik Simonson Posted on 29 Sep J-70 World Championship – Day 2 images by Erik Simonson J-70 World Championship – Day 2 images by Erik Simonson Erik Simonson provided this gallery of images from 2016 J-70 World Championship – Day 2. Erik Simonson provided this gallery of images from 2016 J-70 World Championship – Day 2. by Erik Simonson Posted on 29 Sep Building conditions on Day 2 of the 2016 Alcatel J/70 Worlds Building conditions on Day 2 of the 2016 Alcatel J/70 Worlds San Francisco has a storied reputation as a world-class venue during summer/early fall, and Day 2 of Alcatel J/70 Worlds San Francisco has a storied reputation as a world-class venue during the summer and early fall, and Day Two of the 2016 Alcatel J/70 Worlds, hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club, did not disappoint. by STFYC Posted on 29 Sep
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