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Star alarm at the Europeans in the skiffs and cats Star alarm at the Europeans in the skiffs and cats First registrations in the classes came in early, and well-known names from overseas are already on the starting lists. First registrations in the classes came in early, and well-known names from overseas are already on the starting lists. by Ralf Abratis Posted on 23 May A few rays – no water, no way? A few rays – no water, no way? Sunscreen that won’t wash off with spray or capsize … if only! Sunscreen that won’t wash off with spray or capsize … if only! Let’s go back a bit. Water is repelled by the skin. Thankfully so, or we would be in trouble when it rains, or when we swim or take a bath. by Indepthskincare Posted on 15 May A few rays – Remember the Ozone Hole A few rays – Remember the Ozone Hole The Ozone Hole is over Antarctica and New Zealand too. The Ozone Hole is over Antarctica and New Zealand and Australia too. “For nearly a billion years, Ozone molecules in the atmosphere have protected life on Earth from the effects of ultraviolet rays”. by Indepthskincare Posted on 10 May Volvo Ocean Race - Second VOR team opts for Zhik as clothing partner Volvo Ocean Race - Second VOR team opts for Zhik as clothing partner Innovative sailing apparel specialist, Zhik, has been appointed as technical clothing partner to Dongfeng Race Team The innovative sailing apparel specialist, Zhik, has been appointed as official technical clothing partner to Dongfeng Race Team in the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18. Dongfeng Race team is the second Volvo Ocean Race team to select Zhik to provide their technical clothing for the arduous 45,000nm course that now has two long Southern Ocean legs. by Nick Havers, Zhik/Sail-World.com/NZ Posted on 9 May Volvo Ocean Race - Second team opts for Zhik as clothing partner Volvo Ocean Race - Second team opts for Zhik as clothing partner Innovative sailing apparel specialist, Zhik, has been appointed as technical clothing partner to Dongfeng Race Team The innovative sailing apparel specialist, Zhik, has been appointed as official technical clothing partner to Dongfeng Race Team in the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18. Dongfeng Race team is the second Volvo Ocean Race team to select Zhik to provide their technical clothing for the arduous 45,000nm course that now has two long Southern Ocean legs. by Nick Havers, Zhik/Sail-World.com/NZ Posted on 9 May North Technology buys Hall Spars from receivership North Technology buys Hall Spars from receivership North Technology Group (NTG) has announced the acquisition of the Hall Spars business out of receivership. North Technology Group (NTG) has announced the acquisition of the Hall Spars business out of receivership. The Hall Spars US parent company announced in early 2017 that it would be closing the doors due to well publicized financial challenges. The acquisition covers Auckland and Brekens and Hall Spars will re-establish in Rhode Island by North Technology Group Posted on 9 May A Q&A with Don Adams about Sail Canada’s plan to win Olympic medals A Q&A with Don Adams about Sail Canada’s plan to win Olympic medals I caught up with Sail Canada CEO Don Adams to hear about Team Canada’s High Performance Plan for winning Olympic medals. Sail Canada, Canada’s national sailing authority, is implementing a new High Performance Plan with the aim of improving on their recent Olympic sailing performances. I caught up with Don Adams, CEO of Sail Canada, to learn more about this ambition plan for helping Canadian sailors win Olympic medals while also helping to inspire younger generations to pursue the Olympic-sailing dream. by David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor Posted on 8 May May Boat Books of the Month May Boat Books of the Month Introduction to Electronic Chart Navigation and The Rules Book: Complete 2017 to 2020 Rules. Introduction to Electronic Chart Navigation and The Rules Book: Complete 2017 to 2020 Rules. The unique information in 'Introduction to Electronic Chart Navigation' should help mariners master the use of ENCs to enhance their safety and performance underway. by Boat Books Australia Posted on 8 May Southern Spars expand horizons with new Olympic projects underway Southern Spars expand horizons with new Olympic projects underway Southern Spars have had a hand in creating Team New Zealand boats for the last six America's Cup campaigns. They built the fastest America’s Cup yacht that New Zealand has ever sailed, and the wheels that transported Kiwi cyclists to six Olympic and world championship medals. Now Auckland mast-makers Southern Spars want to help more New Zealand athletes on to the winners’ podium, by taking their cutting-edge technology in ingenious new directions. by Suzanne McFadden Posted on 8 May Gladwell's Line - Parasailing back on track Gladwell's Line - Parasailing back on track Three Paralympic sailors competed in the Weta events at the World Masters Games alongside the age-challenged sailors One of the unreported aspects of the World Masters Games sailed at Torbay, was the fact that three Paralympic sailors competed in the Weta events alongside the age-challenged sailors. In fact the Parasailors won two medals against the able-bodied fleet. by Richard Gladwell Posted on 7 May World Para Sailing bounces back for 2017 Worlds in Kiel World Para Sailing bounces back for 2017 Worlds in Kiel A record 39 nations will sail at the 2017 Para World Sailing Championships in Kiel, Germany from 19-25 June 2017. A record 39 nations will sail at the 2017 Para World Sailing Championships in Kiel, Germany from 19-25 June 2017.Ahead of the early entry fee deadline on 1 May, a huge uptake of entries was received as nations and sailors pledge their support. by World Sailing Posted on 6 May NZL Sailing Team - Meech best performed at Sailing World Cup Hyeres NZL Sailing Team - Meech best performed at Sailing World Cup Hyeres Sam Meech finished his first regatta since the Rio Olympics on a good note Sam Meech finished his first regatta since the Rio Olympics on a good note, with a third in the medal race at the World Cup in Hyeres overnight (NZT), but leaves France with mixed emotions after some up-and-down results. The Olympic bronze medallist finished ninth overall in the 60-strong Laser class. He won the third race of the regatta and had four other top-10 finishes by Yachting New Zealand Posted on 1 May Gladwell's Line - For whom will the America's Cup bell first toll? Gladwell's Line - For whom will the America's Cup bell first toll? One of the truisms of the America's Cup is that it is largely a time management exercise With Practice Session 4 just concluded, in Bermuda some very clear trends emerging - and particularly so when the results of the Practice Sessions 1,3 and 4 are combined and considered, in the context of a win-loss record/percentage. The number of races sailed by each team also tells us something about their current emphasis. by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZ Posted on 1 May A Few Rays - Go Faster! A Few Rays - Go Faster! How the right sunscreen can make the boat go faster How the right sunscreen can make the boat go faster A good sunscreen is a very necessary part of the sailor’s equipment. When the sunscreen works really well and the sailor using it can do a multi-day regatta without burning or distraction, then that is a piece of equipment worth having. by Indepthskincare Posted on 30 Apr Hyeres Medal Races - Watch Live! Hyeres Medal Races - Watch Live! Live coverage of the second day of Medal Racing at Sailing World Cup Hyeres starts at 12:00 CEST Live coverage of the second day of Medal Racing at Sailing World Cup Hyeres starts at 12:00 CEST. TheLaser is first. by John Curnow Posted on 30 Apr World Sailing Show - Video news - May 2017 - Volvo 65, America's Cup World Sailing Show - Video news - May 2017 - Volvo 65, America's Cup May 2017 edition of World Sailing News, which this month features Volvo Ocean Race, America's Cup and more May 2017 edition of World Sailing News, which this month features: Winding the clock back on a Volvo 65 and taking a race boat that already has over 40,000 hard miles under its keel might not be your idea of a perfect start for another lap of the planet. But the newly refurbished fleet of Volvo 65s are better than new. We went to Portugal to find out how this can be so. by World Sailing Posted on 29 Apr Sailing World Cup - Five times Olympic Medalist not invited to Hyeres Sailing World Cup - Five times Olympic Medalist not invited to Hyeres After cheering Robert Scheidt’s switch from Laser to 49er the five time Olympic medalist was not invited to SWC Hyeres Winning a Masters is the highest achievement in Golf. It’s something every golfer aspires to and the image of the winner donning a green jacket echo’s for ages through golfing lore. While golfers have been slow to attend Olympics, they flock back to the Masters each year, all previous winners invited in perpetuity continuing to build their legendary status. by Ben Remocker, 49er.org|Sail-World NZ Posted on 29 Apr World Cup Hyeres 2017 - The Boys Are Back In Town World Cup Hyeres 2017 - The Boys Are Back In Town There were two wins in two races for the 470 Men’s Rio 2016 Olympic Silver medallists, Mat Belcher, and Will Ryan, At the World Cup in Hyeres, France 2017 there were two wins in two races for the 470 Men’s Rio 2016 Olympic Silver medallists, Mat Belcher, and Will Ryan, who after a long layoff from international racing have shown they are back on the pace and are now clear favourites to win this round of the World Cup series. by Australian Sailing Team Posted on 29 Apr World Cup Hyeres 2017– Australian Lasers press on Day 3 World Cup Hyeres 2017– Australian Lasers press on Day 3 the Australian Laser squad started racing on Hyeres Bay with a bang. At the Sailing World Cup in Hyeres France, Day 3, the Australian Laser squad started racing on Hyeres Bay with a bang. In the first Laser race today, Matt Wearn took the gun, with Mitch Kennedy the 2013 under 21 World Champion fourth, Tom Burton sixth and Jeremy O’Connell 12th. In the next two races Wearn collected a fourth and a second and now leads the regatta. by Australian Sailing Team Posted on 28 Apr Sailing World Cup - Meech scores vital race win in Laser at Hyeres Sailing World Cup - Meech scores vital race win in Laser at Hyeres Rio Olympic Bronze medalist, Sam Meech showed his class, collecting a win in the only Laser race sailed on Wednesday Rio Olympic Bronze medalist, Sam Meech showed his class, collecting a win in the only Laser race sailed on Wednesday at the World Cup regatta in Hyeres, France. He climbed from 11th to fourth overall with the result and is well placed by Yachting New Zealand Posted on 26 Apr A Few Rays - When you think of sunscreen as a filter.... A Few Rays - When you think of sunscreen as a filter.... If a sunscreen is a filter of UV rays, how much is enough? If a sunscreen is a filter of UV rays, how much is enough? Where the skin is exposed and a sunscreen is working for you, it is filtering UV rays. Some of those rays always get through. The percentage of the high energy UVB rays (said to cause sunburn) that get through to cells in the skin can be determined by the claimed SPF of the product you are using. by Indepthskincare Posted on 25 Apr Sailors strive to continue Australia’s Olympic successes Sailors strive to continue Australia’s Olympic successes Australia sailors have been very successful in last two Olympic Games, winning four gold medals and four silver medals. Australia sailors have been very successful in the last two Olympic Games, winning four Olympic gold medals and four silver medals. Now its sailors have started on the competition journey towards the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and are looking for more heavy metal results over the next three years. by Australian Sailing Team Posted on 24 Apr Famous five provide record Welsh Olympic Sailing Challenge Famous five provide record Welsh Olympic Sailing Challenge Wales have a record five sailors involved in the RYA British Sailing Team preparing for future Olympics Wales have a record five sailors involved in the RYA British Sailing Team preparing for future Olympics, with the 2020 and 2024 Games firmly in their sights. by RYA Posted on 1 Apr Olympic sailing team return to form 2017 NZL Sailing Team Olympic sailing team return to form 2017 NZL Sailing Team The majority of one of the most successful sailing teams in NZ Olympic history have been named in the NZL Sailing Team. The majority of one of the most successful sailing teams in New Zealand Olympic history have been named in the 2017 NZL Sailing Team. Eleven of the 12 who competed last year in Rio have been named in the high performance squad, including Olympic 49er champions Peter Burling and Blair Tuke by Yachting NZ/Sail-World.com NZ Posted on 25 Mar Winds of change at the Princesa Sofia IBEROSTAR Winds of change at the Princesa Sofia IBEROSTAR 634 boats, 842 sailors from 53 nations will participate in the different Olympic classes, according to confirmed entries Around 700 boats will participate in this edition of the Majorcan regatta, which kicks off on Friday 24 for ORC, J80 and Dragon (with three racing days until Sunday) and on Monday 27 for Olympic Classes. by Trofeo Princesa Sofía Posted on 20 Mar Paving the Way for Paralympic Sailing Paving the Way for Paralympic Sailing The second Paralympic Development Program wrapped up in Hong Kong this week 'Some day I will retire, but I will have a fleet of sailors behind me who will carry on the work!' Philippines sailor Cherrie Pinpin is a determined woman! As one of nine sailors and five coaches to have just completed World Sailing's first ever Asian Paralympic Development Program (PDP) clinic, Pinpin is even more resolute about spreading the word on sailing both at home and across Asia. by Lindsey Lovegrove, World Sailing Posted on 15 Mar A Q&A with US Sailing’s Malcolm Page about the Sailing World Cup Miami A Q&A with US Sailing’s Malcolm Page about the Sailing World Cup Miami I spoke with Malcolm Page, US Sailing’s Olympic chief, about the team’s performance at the 2017 Sailing World Cup Miami I talked with Malcolm Page (AUS), a two-time Olympic gold medalist in the Men’s 470 class and the chief of Olympic sailing at US Sailing, to get his pulse on the team’s performance at the 2017 Sailing World Cup Miami and discuss some recent coaching changes within the Olympic-sailing program. by David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor Posted on 20 Feb The Water Shed - Hobie Specials - New Lasers for the Masters Games The Water Shed - Hobie Specials - New Lasers for the Masters Games Check out the Hobie Specials this week only at The Water Shed, or get a new Laser and Carbon topsection This week's specials at The Water Shed - Hobie bargains on stock for this week only. For Masters Games competitors The Water Shed have a new batch of Lasers on their way with new Carbon Top sections. Or, if you are going to do the Master Games in your existing Laser then The Water Shed can help you get the best from your boat by The Water Shed Posted on 10 Feb Gold Medalists Burling and Tuke named NZ Team of the Year Gold Medalists Burling and Tuke named NZ Team of the Year Peter Burling and Blair Tuke have won the Team of the Year Award at the 54th Halberg Awards Peter Burling and Blair Tuke have won the Team of the Year Award at the 54th Halberg Awards, held at Vector Arena in Auckland last night. Named after Olympic champion Sir Murray Halberg (ONZ) the Halberg Awards is the country's pre-eminent event to honour and celebrate New Zealand sporting excellence. by Yachting NZ|Sail-World.com NZ Posted on 10 Feb Spring Series gets underway in Weymouth and Portland Spring Series gets underway in Weymouth and Portland 2017 RYA Olympic Classes Spring Series got underway this weekend as 58 boats took to the waters of Weymouth and Portland The 2017 RYA Olympic Classes Spring Series got underway this weekend (4-5 February) as 58 boats took to the waters of Weymouth and Portland. British Sailing Team’s Podium Potential crews and up-and-coming Podium Potential Pathway talents shared the weekend’s titles across eight Olympic Classes and one Paralympic Class. by RYA Posted on 9 Feb Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta - close racing in light winds - Day 3 Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta - close racing in light winds - Day 3 The tussle for medals came down to the wire on the final day of the Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta The tussle for medals came down to the wire on the final day of the Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta as the inaugural event wrapped up in Auckland today. The last three days have seen some 140 Olympic and youth class sailors across 10 fleets competing side-by-side off Murrays Bay Sailing Club by Yachting NZ Posted on 6 Feb The price of legacy The price of legacy Malcolm Page OAM, two-time Olympic Gold Medallist, became the Chief of Olympic Sailing for the USA on January 1 Malcolm Page OAM, two-time Olympic Gold Medallist (470) with Nathan Wilmot in 2008 and Mat Belcher in 2012, became the Chief of Olympic Sailing for the USA on January 1 this year. In and of itself it is hardly the freshest news, and well and truly yesterday’s fish wrapper. It was also a wise choice on behalf of Team USA, for he has succeeded in both the physical and commercial arms of our sport. by John Curnow Posted on 5 Feb Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta - Youth step up into Olympic classes Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta - Youth step up into Olympic classes Transitioning from youth sailing classes to Olympic classes is a big focus for youth sailors this weekend Transitioning from youth sailing classes to Olympic classes is a big focus for youngsters competing in the inaugural Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta hosted by Murrays Bay Sailing Club this weekend. Young sailors are using the three-day event to trial new crew combinations and move into Olympic classes in an environment which puts sailors of all levels together on the race track. by Yachting NZ Posted on 5 Feb Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta - Images from day 1 Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta - Images from day 1 Sail-World was on the water for the opening day of the Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta Sail-World was on the water for the opening day of the Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta, staged at Murray's Bay on Auckland's North Shore. Over 100 boats are competing in the regatta along with crews from Korea and China. by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZ Posted on 4 Feb Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta - Rio sailors to the fore on Day 1 Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta - Rio sailors to the fore on Day 1 Sailors from NZ and overseas had an excellent start for the inaugural Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta Sailors of all ages from across New Zealand and overseas took to the water for the start of the inaugural Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta which kicked off on Auckland’s North Shore today. Whilst it may have been a sweltering day onshore, a refreshing southerly breeze greeted some 140 competitors at Murrays Bay Sailing Club by Yachting NZ Posted on 4 Feb Rio Olympic medal winners to participate in Delta Lloyd Regatta Rio Olympic medal winners to participate in Delta Lloyd Regatta Based on the world ranking dated 13 March, we will be inviting the top five of every class. Based on the world ranking dated 13 March, we will be inviting the top five of every class. by Delta Lloyd Regatta Posted on 2 Feb Meech and Maloney begin quest for Olympic gold Meech and Maloney begin quest for Olympic gold Alex Maloney and Molly Meech have collected mementos from around the world over the last decade Alex Maloney and Molly Meech have collected mementos from around the world over the last decade and have their eyes on obtaining something golden from Tokyo in 2020. The pair were thrilled to collect silver in the 49erFX at last year’s Rio Olympics but feel there is “unfinished business” as a combination, meaning they will put together a campaign they hope ends with a gold medal in Tokyo. by Yachting NZ Posted on 1 Feb Olympic and Paralympic Gold medalists in Australia Day Honours List Olympic and Paralympic Gold medalists in Australia Day Honours List Rio 2016 Sailing Gold Medallist, Tom Burton has been recognised with a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) Rio 2016 Sailing Gold Medallist, Tom Burton has been recognised with a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in this year’s Australia Day Honours List. Burton, who won Gold in the Laser Class in Rio, sailed the race of his life to pull off a stunning victory on the final day of racing. by Australian Sailing Posted on 30 Jan World Cup Series - McNay and Hughes (USA) claim third Miami Gold World Cup Series - McNay and Hughes (USA) claim third Miami Gold The final five medal races were held at World Cup Series Miami 2017, Presented by Sunbrella on Sunday The final five medal races were held at World Cup Series Miami 2017, Presented by Sunbrella (January 22-29, 2017) on Sunday, capping off a successful 28th year of North America’s premier Olympic classes regatta. U.S. Olympians Stu McNay (Providence, R.I.) and Dave Hughes (Miami, Fla.) won their fourth Miami medal in the last five years, with three of those medals being gold. by Will Ricketson Posted on 30 Jan Six Miami medals as first 2017 World Cup concludes Six Miami medals as first 2017 World Cup concludes Britain’s sailors concluded their first World Cup regatta of the 2020 cycle with a six-medal haul Britain’s sailors concluded their first World Cup regatta of the 2020 cycle with a six-medal haul as the Sailing World Cup Miami drew to a close on Biscayne Bay on Sunday (29 January). by Lindsey Bell Posted on 30 Jan
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