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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 today at 6:36 am 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 today at 3:00 am 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 2017 Volvo Hong Kong to Vietnam Race - they're off! 2017 Volvo Hong Kong to Vietnam Race - they're off! It was a game of staying in pressure, with Matteo Savelli’s Cookson 50 Mascalzone Latino leading the fleet A beautiful day in Hong Kong harbour with blue skies and a north easterly breeze of 10kts for the start of IRC Racer 0 and 1 in the Volvo Hong Kong to Vietnam Race. 10 boats were on the start line - IRC Racer 2 division started yesterday, 25 hours earlier. by RHKYC Media 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 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 Sailors battle on opening day of World Cup Series Japan Sailors battle on opening day of World Cup Series Japan Burton and Thompson got off to the best start in the 50-boat Laser fleet sharing the top two places. Burton and Thompson got off to the best start in the 50-boat Laser fleet sharing the top two places with Kontides following in seventh. by World Sailing Posted on 17 Oct Clipper Yacht Race - Light airs hinder fleet Clipper Yacht Race - Light airs hinder fleet The two Chinese team entries, Sanya Serenity Coast and Qingdao, have made some gains overnight. The two Chinese team entries competing in the 2017-18 edition, Sanya Serenity Coast and Qingdao, have made some gains overnight and now sit in third and fifth place respectively. by The Clipper Race Posted on 17 Oct America's Cup - Is an AC50 World Series about to be launched? America's Cup - Is an AC50 World Series about to be launched? A leading Australian yachting commentator has published further details on the return of AC50 racing to Bermuda A leading Australian yachting commentator and author has published further details on the return of AC50 racing to Bermuda Rob Mundle, the voice of Australian yachting and author of the recent biography of Oracle Team USA skipper, Jimmy Spithill has published a story on his website outlining some of the thinking on the regatta by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World NZ Posted on 17 Oct Trust in our Certified Service Trust in our Certified Service North Sails Certified Service offers you the very best in care for your sails. North Sails Certified Service offers you the very best in care for your sails. Racing or cruising, there is no one more qualified to help you extend the life of your inventory and maintain peak performance. by North Sails Posted on 17 Oct Extreme Sailing Series - Oman Air crew confident of closing the gap Extreme Sailing Series - Oman Air crew confident of closing the gap Oman Air team head into penultimate Act in the year-long Extreme Sailing Series confident they can close the narrow gap The Oman Air team head into the penultimate Act in the year-long Extreme Sailing Series confident they can close the narrow gap to the top of the overall table. by Oman Sail Posted on 17 Oct World Cup Gamagori kicks off Japanese racing fortnight World Cup Gamagori kicks off Japanese racing fortnight Olympians, World and European Champions are among streamlined British Sailing Team entry to this week’s World Cup Series Olympians, World and European Champions are among a streamlined British Sailing Team entry to this week’s World Cup Series event in Gamagori, Japan (17-22 October). by Anisha Walkerley Posted on 17 Oct 2017 Volvo Hong Kong to Vietnam Race, starts 18 October 2017 Volvo Hong Kong to Vietnam Race, starts 18 October Well-known navigator Alan Tillyer is the only sailor to have taken part in every Hong Kong to Vietnam Race “The first yacht to finish the inaugural Hong Kong to Vietnam crossed the finish line at Nha Trang at first light, on the first day of the Year of the Rat in 1996. That yacht was Sam Chan’s Nelson Marek 68 FfreeFire. By all accounts the race was a wild ride, and lived up to the predictions of a downwind flyer” by RHKYC Media Posted on 17 Oct Morgan Larson to make Extreme Sailing Series™ return in San Diego Morgan Larson to make Extreme Sailing Series™ return in San Diego Second US wildcard to be announced following the entry of Lupe Tortilla Demetrio, in the penultimate stage of the season The Californian will skipper Team Extreme San Diego, the second US wildcard to be announced following the entry of Lupe Tortilla Demetrio, in the penultimate stage of the season from 19 – 22 October. by Extreme Sailing Series Posted on 17 Oct
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