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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 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 today at 2:32 am 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 today at 3:28 pm 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 today at 4:00 am 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 today at 1:36 am Les Voiles de St Tropez France – Day 1 images by Ingrid Abery Les Voiles de St Tropez France – Day 1 images by Ingrid Abery Photographer Ingrid Abery has provided this gallery of images from day one Photographer Ingrid Abery has provided this gallery of images from day one by Ingrid Abery Posted on 26 Sep Melges 32 World Championship – Previewing the podium Melges 32 World Championship – Previewing the podium 13 teams from five countries are primed to descend on the sailing capital of the United States, Newport, Rhode Island. Thirteen teams from five countries are primed to descend on the sailing capital of the United States, Newport, Rhode Island for the eighth edition, hosted by Sail Newport, launching out of the Newport Shipyard. by Melges 32 Class Association Posted on 26 Sep Another Foiling Week to be held next month Another Foiling Week to be held next month The public attention is no longer limited to the competitive sailing community since the market is offering more options The attention of the public is no longer limited to the competitive sailing community since the market is offering more and more options for recreational and cruising vessels. Newport is the first overseas edition of the Foiling Week: the genuine passion shown by the participants reminds of the first ever edition in 2014 on Lake Garda. by Foiling Week Posted on 26 Sep Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image exhibition at the World Sailing conference Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image exhibition at the World Sailing conference The Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award keeps growing and improving its structures. World Sailing’s annual conference reassembles World Sailing member national authorities, Committees, Sub-committees, Commissions, Class Associations, sailors, event organizers, boat manufacturers and observers. Up to 700 delegates are expected in Barcelona this year. by Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image Posted on 26 Sep Strong finish for Armin Strom at the GC32 La Reserva de Sotogrande Cup Strong finish for Armin Strom at the GC32 La Reserva de Sotogrande Cup With Norauto and Team Tilt secure in first two positions, Armin Strom headed into the last day vying for third position With Norauto and Team Tilt secure in the first two positions, Armin Strom Sailing Team headed into the last day of competition vying with Team ENGIE, Realteam and Malizia for third position by Quinag Posted on 26 Sep IKA Kiteboarding World Championships Pingtan – Day 5 IKA Kiteboarding World Championships Pingtan – Day 5 The final day saw a split of racers from their three coloured fleets into just two fleets (gold and silver) The final day saw a split of racers from their three coloured fleets into just two fleets (gold and silver), this placement was based on their combined results from racing the days previous by International Kiteboarding Posted on 26 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 on 26 Sep 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 on 26 Sep 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 on 26 Sep 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 on 26 Sep 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 on 26 Sep 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 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 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
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