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The Great Dane dies at 88 + Video The Great Dane dies at 88 + Video One of the heroes of sailing, Paul Elvstrøm (DEN) has died at the age of 88 years. One of the heroes of sailing, Paul Elvstrøm (DEN) has died at the age of 88 years. Known as the Great Dane, and winner of four Olympic Gold Medals, and many world championships in multiple classes from dinghies to keelboats, Elvstrøm put a footprint on the sport like no other. by Richard Gladwell, Sail-world.com/nz Posted on 7 Dec 2017 Pensacola a La Habana Race NOR revised 2017 Pensacola a La Habana Race NOR revised A revised Notice of Race (Version 2.0, 1 December, 2016) for the 2017 Pensacola a La Habana Race is now posted A revised Notice of Race (Version 2.0, 1 December, 2016) for the 2017 Pensacola a La Habana Race is now posted on www.pensacolahavanarace.com, on www.pensacolayachtclub.org and on the registration site of Yacht Scoring. Important changes have been made to the safety requirements and recommendations for the 511-mile race starting April 30 from Pensacola, Florida. by Talbot Wilson Posted today at 3:54 am Super Maxi CQS action shots by Big Boat Racing - White Island Race Super Maxi CQS action shots by Big Boat Racing - White Island Race Big Boat Racing provided this gallery of images from the Royal Akarana Yacht Club Round White Island Race. Big Boat Racing provided this gallery of images from the Royal Akarana Yacht Club Round White Island Race. by Big Boat Racing Posted today at 5:56 am Vendee Globe - Spirit of Yukoh safely in Cape Town Vendee Globe - Spirit of Yukoh safely in Cape Town Kojiro Shiraishi who had to abandon Vendee Globe when top part of his mast broke off has safely arrived in Cape Town. Japanese skipper Kojiro Shiraishi who had to abandon the Vendee Globe when the top part of his mast broke off has safely arrived in Cape Town. Shiraishi arrived at 1055 UTC. by Vendee Globe Posted today at 1:14 am Great Barrier Reef managers and industry prepare for summer Great Barrier Reef managers and industry prepare for summer Marine park managers, scientists and experts recently met for the annual pre-summer workshop Marine park managers, scientists and experts recently met for the annual pre-summer workshop to assess climate-related risks to the Great Barrier Reef over the coming months. Current predictions by the Bureau of Meteorology and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are for a summer of average sea temperatures across the Great Barrier Reef. by Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority Posted on 7 Dec RORC Transatlantic Race – Leopard tracks its prey RORC Transatlantic Race – Leopard tracks its prey Leopard 3 were enjoying a brunch at the aptly named Victory Bar and Restaurant, Port Louis Marina. Leopard 3 were enjoying a brunch at the aptly named Victory Bar and Restaurant, Port Louis Marina. The conversation was very much towards the competition for the overall win on corrected time. by Louay Habib Posted on 7 Dec Vendee Globe - Kito de Pavant now aboard the Marion Dufresne Vendee Globe - Kito de Pavant now aboard the Marion Dufresne Kito de Pavant was successfully recovered from his stricken yacht around 0100hrs TU Wednesday morning Kito de Pavant, the 55 years old French skipper of Bastide-Otio, who suffered damage to his keel when racing in the remote South Indian Ocean while racing in the Vendee Globe solo round the world race, was successfully recovered from his stricken yacht around 0100hrs TU Wednesday morning by Vendee Globe Posted on 7 Dec Vendée Globe – Sébastien Josse announces retirement Vendée Globe – Sébastien Josse announces retirement Major damage to the port foil, which occurred at 0930 UTC on Monday morning meant that he was in a tricky situation Major damage to the port foil, which occurred at 0930 UTC on Monday morning meant that he was in a tricky situation facing extreme weather conditions – 40 knots of wind and 8m high waves to the south of Australia, sailing along the edge of the Antarctic Exclusion Zone. by Vendée Globe Posted on 7 Dec Vendée Globe – Thomas Ruyant faces ingress of water Vendée Globe – Thomas Ruyant faces ingress of water Shortly before 0700 UTC, Thomas Ruyant informed his boat captain that damage to the boat had led to an ingress of water. Shortly before 0700 UTC this morning, Thomas Ruyant - Le Souffle du Nord pour le Projet Imagine – informed his boat captain, Laurent Bourguès, that damage to the boat had led to an ingress of water. by Vendée Globe Posted on 7 Dec Hyde Sails Distributor in Denmark places 1000th order! Hyde Sails Distributor in Denmark places 1000th order! Congratulations to Kjeld Larsen, Hyde Sails distributor in Denmark, on placing his 1000th order with the loft! Congratulations to Kjeld Larsen, Hyde Sails distributor in Denmark, on placing his 1000th order with the loft! Kjeld has been working with Hyde Sails as a distributor since placing his first order in March 2008. by Jo Roberts, Hyde Sails Posted on 7 Dec Sailing World Cup Melbourne – Aussies revel in seabreeze conditions Sailing World Cup Melbourne – Aussies revel in seabreeze conditions Another day of good sailing conditions in Melbourne made for a memorable day for Australia’s sailors competing in finals In the 470 Men’s event, Mat Belcher and Will Ryan had another strong day winning both of their two races. They currently lead overall, five points ahead of China’s team of Lan/Wang. by Megan McKay – Australian Sailing Posted on 7 Dec Vendee Globe- No tethers in Southern Ocean? Vendee Globe- No tethers in Southern Ocean? I was interested to see that Seb is wearing neither a pfd nor a harness while racing in the Southern Ocean. Take a look at this pic of Seb Josse racing in the Vendée Globe. He is in the Southern Ocean sailing in rough seas and I imagine he is hitting speeds in the mid-twenties. I know what it’s like to sail down there. I have done numerous Southern Ocean transits and I know it to be an unforgiving region. So I was interested to see that Seb is wearing neither a pfd nor a harness. Interesting. by Brian Hancock Posted on 7 Dec Sailing World Cup Final - Finn racers put to the test Sailing World Cup Final - Finn racers put to the test The top Finn racers at the Sailing World Cup Final presented by Land Rover are putting each other to the test The top Finn racers at the Sailing World Cup Final presented by Land Rover are putting each other to the test and for Rio 2016 Olympians Jake Lilley (AUS) and Caleb Paine (USA), it's business as usual after a period of rest. by Daniel Smith - World Sailing Posted on 7 Dec Vendee Globe - Rescuers in the zone Vendee Globe - Rescuers in the zone The evacuation of the skipper de Pavant is expected to start around daybreak once there is sufficient light. The Marion Dufresne, the research and supply vessel which serves the remote French islands in the South Indian Ocean, has arrived close to the stricken French skipper Kito De Pavant. The evacuation of the skipper de Pavant is expected to start around daybreak once there is sufficient light. by Vendee Globe Posted on 7 Dec 2017 Sunfish Int’l Masters and Midwinters NORs are now published 2017 Sunfish Int’l Masters and Midwinters NORs are now published The Sunfish Int'l Masters is scheduled for March 26, 27 and 28. Midwinters is scheduled for March 30, 31 and April 1. The Sunfish International Masters is scheduled for March 26, 27 and 28. March 29th is an off day and the Midwinters is scheduled for March 30, 31 and April 1. by Sunfish Class Posted on 7 Dec Sailing World Cup Melbourne - Volunteers, the source of energy Sailing World Cup Melbourne - Volunteers, the source of energy Energy is not something that can always be measured, but strength that volunteers in sailing bring is critical to events Energy is not something that can always be measured, but the strength and vitality that so many volunteers in sailing bring to the events that and clubs that they help out is an amazing resource that is critical to events such as Sailing World Cup Melbourne. by Nic Douglass Posted on 7 Dec SWC Final - Melbourne - Nicholas Heiner follows famous dad into Finn SWC Final - Melbourne - Nicholas Heiner follows famous dad into Finn Former Laser world champion Nicholas Heiner is competing at his first international event in a new class he hopes Former Laser world champion Nicholas Heiner is competing at his first international event in a new class he hopes to medal in for the Netherlands at the Olympic Games, just like his father did 20 years ago in Atlanta, USA. by Lisa Ratcliff Posted on 7 Dec Vendee Globe - Kito de Pavant believed to have been lifted off Vendee Globe - Kito de Pavant believed to have been lifted off Marion Dufresne, the research and supply vessel has arrived close to the stricken French skipper Kito De Pavant Vendee Globe race control advised earlier at the Marion Dufresne, the research and supply vessel which serves the remote French islands in the South Indian Ocean, has arrived close to the stricken French skipper Kito De Pavant. The evacuation of the skipper de Pavant was expected to start around daybreak once there is sufficient light. by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZ Posted on 7 Dec Speed Thrills. Pain Kills. Minimise potential damage with Kollition™ Speed Thrills. Pain Kills. Minimise potential damage with Kollition™ We all love seeing the foilers get faster and faster. We all love seeing the foilers get faster and faster. One brand, Zhik®, was the first to develop a range of lightweight, low profile, flexible and waterproof padding in a purpose built wetsuit to help protect the sailors from damage when they or boat stops abruptly. by Zhik Posted on 7 Dec Figaro Bénéteau 3 – The world’s first production foiling monohull Figaro Bénéteau 3 – The world’s first production foiling monohull In 2019, as the Solitaire URGO celebrates 50th anniversary, the Figaro Bénéteau 3 will take over from its predecessor In 2019, as the Solitaire URGO– Le Figaro celebrates its fiftieth anniversary, the Figaro Bénéteau 3 will take over from its illustrious predecessor, the Figaro Bénéteau 2, which has been sailing the length and breadth of the French and Atlantic coasts since 2003. by Bénéteau Posted on 6 Dec
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