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America's Cup - Oracle Team USA's AC50 well underway in Warkworth America's Cup - Oracle Team USA's AC50 well underway in Warkworth Oracle Team USA’s new America’s Cup Class boat is taking shape at the team’s build facility in New Zealand Oracle Team USA’s new America’s Cup Class boat is taking shape at the team’s build facility in New Zealand, Core Builders Composites, Warkworth, 40 minutes north of Auckland. The major components for the 15-meter platform, including the hulls and cross beams, have now been built. by Sail-World.com/NZL Posted today at 1:12 am America's Cup - Oracle Team USA play catch up with Softbank Team Japan America's Cup - Oracle Team USA play catch up with Softbank Team Japan Back in April 2017, Softbank Team Japan mastered the foiling tack in their AC45 Surrogate boats Back in April 2017, Softbank Team Japan mastered the foiling tack in their AC45 Surrogate boats, claiming to be the first AC team to have achieved the move. Two days later Oracle Team USA claimed to have done the same. by Sail-World.com/NZL Posted today at 12:45 am VRsport.tv International Moth UK Nationals at the WPNSA - Day 1 VRsport.tv International Moth UK Nationals at the WPNSA - Day 1 73 boats have signed on for the 2016 VRsport.tv International Moth UK Nationals at the WPNSA in Weymouth. Seventy-three boats have signed on for the 2016 VRsport.tv International Moth UK Nationals at the WPNSA in Weymouth. With the odd lightning strike off Chesil Beach and a huge storm over Dorchester, the fleet were released to leave the shore once it was deemed safe enough to sail in Portland Harbour, with racing getting underway just 20 minutes after the scheduled 1pm start time. by Mark Jardine Posted on 27 Aug Audi Hamilton Island RW - Beau Geste takes title with a day to spare Audi Hamilton Island RW - Beau Geste takes title with a day to spare The new format Australian Yachting Championship title concluded on the final windy day of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week The new format Australian Yachting Championship title concluded on the final windy day of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week, Saturday August 27, and two winners from the 2015 series returned to glory after five days of racing in the Whitsunday islands playground. by Lisa Ratcliff Posted on 27 Aug Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Crew catch up - Meet Dhruv Boruah Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Crew catch up - Meet Dhruv Boruah After crew members have completed their global ocean adventure, some go back to their previous lives and occupations After crew members have completed their global ocean adventure, some go back to their previous lives and occupations, some decide on a future in the marine industry, some take time out to assess their next move in life and others seek their next challenge. by Clipper Round the World Posted on 27 Aug Changing of the Guard at Melges 20 Worlds, Freides takes over Changing of the Guard at Melges 20 Worlds, Freides takes over The second day of racing at the 2016 Melges 20 World Championship featured two races under shifty conditions 2016 Melges 20 World Championship - The second day of racing at the 2016 Melges 20 World Championship hosted by Marina di Scarlino/Club Nautico Scarlino featured two races under shifty conditions, shaking up the standings and making Drew Freides' Pacific Yankee the new leader with a one point advantage over Michael Illbruck on Pinta now seated in second place. by Melges 20 Posted on 27 Aug Hönö hosts double header for World Match Racing Tour events Hönö hosts double header for World Match Racing Tour events Over two consecutive weekends, the Swedish west coast island of Hönö will host two WMRT events at the World Tour level. The island which is home to the M32 boat building company, Aston Harald Composite, will offer a great sailing arena just outside the harbor of the Cape Crow Yacht Club (the host club). by World Match Racing Tour Posted on 26 Aug Vendée Globe – Yann Eliès and his team relaunch 60-ft IMOCA in Lorient Vendée Globe – Yann Eliès and his team relaunch 60-ft IMOCA in Lorient Yann is now on the final stretch before the event and will be taking part in the three training courses. Yann is now on the final stretch before the event and will be taking part in the three training courses organised at the Finistère Ocean Racing Centre in Port-la-Forêt (Brittany). He will also take part in the Azimut Trophy. Yann Eliès tells us about the work that has been done and what lies ahead in the final part of his preparation. by Groupe Quéguiner-Leucémie Espoir Press Service Posted on 26 Aug Audi Hamilton Island RW - Images and video from the supermaxi racing Audi Hamilton Island RW - Images and video from the supermaxi racing Michael Chittenden and Bob Killick were on the water at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week and provided these images Michael Chittenden and Bob Killick were on the water at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week and provided these images of the supermaxi battle between Wild Oats XI and Scallywag from Races 3, 4 and 5 Scallywag won the third and final race for the day (Race5). She should also have won Race 3 also but had a problem with their furler after leading by about a minute at the top mark. by Michael Chittenden Posted on 26 Aug Vendée Globe – A long trip between France and Iceland for Heerema Vendée Globe – A long trip between France and Iceland for Heerema After completing two solo transatlantic crossings in the spring, Pieter Heerema is currently on his third major trip. After completing two solo transatlantic crossings in the spring, Pieter Heerema is currently on his third major trip. Thanks to this voyage from France to Iceland and back, the Dutch skipper is finding out more about No Way Back, the new generation IMOCA on which he will line up on 6th November by Olivier Bourbon / M&M Posted on 26 Aug Phoenix returns and Cayard is back for the TP52 World Championships Phoenix returns and Cayard is back for the TP52 World Championships Richard Cohen will compete at the championships in Mahón, Menorca, with Phoenix, which will be skippered by Paul Cayard. The carefully assembled team includes a core group of sailors who have many years of experience in the class, but Cayard cautions that their initial objective is to learn and improve together in line with their long term goal, to be competitive on the 2017 52 Super Series. by 52 Super Series Posted on 26 Aug Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Offshore teams lead two divisions Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Offshore teams lead two divisions The penultimate day played out in 12 – 15 knots SSE wind, gusting up to 19. All Audi Hamilton Island Race Week fleets contested passage races of varying lengths around the islands and this afternoon two of the championship divisions are being controlled by New Zealand sailing teams - Karl Kwok’s Team Beau Geste at the head of Rating division A and Simon Hull’s Frank Racing, which is running away with the first-ever Multihull Racing top prize. by Lisa Ratcliff Posted on 26 Aug Dateline Rio - Sailing Olympics review - as good as it gets? Dateline Rio - Sailing Olympics review - as good as it gets? The Rio Sailing Olympics was widely judged to have been the best of recent times. The Rio Sailing Olympics was widely judged to have been the best of recent times. The weather was better than Weymouth and Qingdao, the courses more varied, but from a working media perspective, it was the people running the Rio regatta who really made the difference. by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL Posted on 26 Aug SoftBank Team Japan achieve first foiling tack SoftBank Team Japan achieve first foiling tack SoftBank Team Japan announced today that they cracked foiling tack earlier this year while training with their AC45 boat SoftBank Team Japan announced today that they cracked the foiling tack earlier this year while training with their AC45 Sport test boat in Bermuda. by America's Cup Posted on 26 Aug Best pictures of the first 4 Acts of the Extreme Sailing Series™ Best pictures of the first 4 Acts of the Extreme Sailing Series™ An influx of fresh talent have all added to the hype, but the greatest evolution is the replacement of the Extreme 40. An influx of fresh talent, new venues and a revised race format have all added to the hype, but the greatest evolution is the replacement of the Extreme 40 by a smaller, faster catamaran: the flying GC32. by Extreme Sailing Series™ Posted on 25 Aug Return to Russia for the Extreme Sailing Series™ Return to Russia for the Extreme Sailing Series™ Joining the fleet as the season heads into its second half is Gazprom Team Russia, led by WMRT champion, Phil Robertson. With one week to go, the fleet returns to St Petersburg for the fifth Act of the season, presented by SAP, 35 of the world’s best sailors are getting their heads in the game and preparing for the one of the trickiest venues of the season so far. by Extreme Sailing Series™ Posted on 25 Aug Championship momentum builds at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week Championship momentum builds at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week Three windward/leewards for the two Rating Series divisions on the eastern course area started out in 10-12knot ESE wind Three windward/leewards for the two Rating Series divisions on the eastern course area started out in 10-12 knot ESE winds under overcast skies and as the day progressed the breeze turned SE and faded to 8-9kts. by Lisa Ratcliff Posted on 25 Aug Fair Winds celebrates 60th at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week Fair Winds celebrates 60th at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week Over the past decade modernisation/expanding waterline length of boats competing at AHIRW has been obvious progression 2016 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Over the past decade the modernisation and expanding waterline length of boats competing at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week has been an obvious progression. In contrast the homebuilt and the classics among the glamourous production fleet and multiplying multihulls have become rarer sights. by Lisa Ratcliff Posted on 25 Aug Rio 2016 - Plain speaking by triple-medalist on Olympic sailing moves Rio 2016 - Plain speaking by triple-medalist on Olympic sailing moves Triple Olympic medalist, Santiago Lange has been on the sharp end of changes made to Olympic classes and formats Santiago Lange, a six-time Olympian and Bronze medallist in the 2004 and 2008 Olympics, won his third medal – Gold sailing in the Nacra 17 class. With that length of experience at an Olympic level, having sailed the Laser, Tornado and now Nacra 17 classes his comments on the future shape of the Olympic regatta was one of the highlights of the Medallists Media Conferences. by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL Posted on 25 Aug Audi Hamilton Island RW - Whales steal the limelight on Day 3 + Video Audi Hamilton Island RW - Whales steal the limelight on Day 3 + Video With the IRC class racing postponed ashore, the cruising classes were sent to an eastern course in search of breeze. With the IRC class racing postponed ashore, the cruising classes were sent to an eastern course in search of breeze. The only action in the racing area came from the whales rolling around without a care for the yachts that surrounded them. by Dale Lorimer - Bow Caddy Media Posted on 24 Aug
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