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Shape of next Volvo Ocean Race revealed at Southern Spars - Part 2
by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL
Continuing the update on Volvo Ocean Race from a media conference at Southern Spars In mid-April, Race Director, Jack Lloyd and Stopover Manager Richard Mason outlined the changes expected for the 40,000nm Race during a tour of Southern Spars 10,000sq metre specialist spar construction facility. Continuing the update on Volvo Ocean Race from a media conference at Southern Spars
Posted on 5 May
Seattle to the Big Apple-pre-race conversations with Clipper sailors
by David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor
While investors like to say that wealth begets wealth, for Clipper sailors, miles have a way of begetting more miles. While investors like to say that wealth begets wealth, for Clipper sailors, miles have a way of begetting more miles. After all, the fleet of 12 identical 70-footers that are competing in this year’s Clipper just recently finished a marathon leg from Qingdao, China to Seattle, Washington (USA), but now they’re off again, this time to New York City via the Panama Canal.
Posted today at 7:15 pm
It's been a busy couple of weeks with the Sailing World Cup
by World Sailing
When people say every day was different, they must have got that saying from this event. Evi Van Acker (BEL) completed a hat-trick in the Laser Radial as she won for the third consecutive year, while Matthew Bugg (AUS) won his first ever international event in the 2.4 Norlin OD.
Posted today at 6:19 pm
World Sailing announces Rio 2016 press team
by Daniel Smith – World Sailing
Darryl will be supported in his leadership team by Malcolm Page, Chief Marketing Officer of World Sailing. Seibel served as Director of Communications and Olympic Media Strategy for the British Olympic Association from 2009-2014 and before that was the Chief Communications Officer for the United States Olympic Committee. The Rio 2016 Olympics will be his 10th Olympic Games assignment.
Posted today at 6:03 pm
Spindrift heads to Copenhagen for 2016 World Match Racing Tour
by Spindrift racing
Yann Guichard and his team showed their ambition and motivation in this new type of dueling event on M32 catamarans. By taking third place at his first event in the opening round of the 2016 WMRT in Fremantle, Australia, Yann Guichard and his team showed their ambition and motivation in this new type of dueling event on M32 catamarans.
Posted today at 5:32 pm
Whose tactics will pay off in Clipper Race Panama Cup?
by The Clipper Race
Having avoided the wind hole that held the rest of the teams captive yesterday, ClipperTelemed+ made good speed The teams are faced with the decision of heading further offshore in search of stronger winds in the hope this will propel them south much faster, or staying closer inshore and taking the shortest distance to Panama.
Posted today at 11:55 am
Brits announce final four sailors for Rio 2016 Olympic Games
by RYA
Team GB lead the way in sailing at the Olympic Games and sit atop the overall standing with 55 medals accrued since 1986 The first group of sailors was announced back in September with further names being added in March and today’s announcement completes the 15-strong sailing line-up that will head to Rio 2016.
Posted today at 11:07 am
2016 Youth Worlds - Auckland is confirmed as venue in December
by Sail-World.com NZL
After the withdrawal of Oman, World Sailing has confirmed that Auckland, New Zealand has been confirmed as the host After the withdrawal of Oman, World Sailing has confirmed that Auckland, New Zealand has been confirmed as the host venue for the 2016 Youth Sailing World ChampionshipsNo venue within the Auckland region has been named for the event which is the pinnacle event for Youth Sailing. The majority of World Sailing Championships staged in Auckland have been sailed from the Takapuna Boating Club, which ha
Posted today at 10:39 am
Musandam-Oman Sail team prepared to take part in Round Ireland Race
by Oman Sail
French skipper Gavignet’s crew of Omani sailors and Irishman Damian Foxall are no strangers to the 700 mile race track. French skipper Sidney Gavignet’s crew of Omani sailors and Irishman Damian Foxall are no strangers to the 700 mile Round Ireland race track having famously smashed the record in 2015 after completing the course in 40 hours, 51 minutes and 57 seconds, some four hours faster than anything achieved previously.
Posted today at 10:35 am
Star Sailors League - SSL City Grand Slam Hamburg Live Video
by Mark Jardine
90 Star teams are racing to win the first SSL City Grand Slam, organized by the Star Sailors League 90 Star teams are racing to win the first SSL City Grand Slam, organized by the Star Sailors League with the great support of the Hamburg and Luebeck Bay Starfleet and Norddeutscher Regatta Verein.
Posted today at 9:57 am
Finn Gold Cup - 500 sailors ready for action
by Robert Deaves
Finn class is going Italian over next few weeks with two major championships taking place at opposite ends of country The Finn class is going Italian over the next few weeks with two major championships taking place at almost opposite ends of the country – Gaeta and Torbole – with a combined total pre-entry of more than 500 boats. Both events are notable landmarks for the class, but for different reasons.
Posted today at 8:40 am
Transat Bakerly - Sébastien Josse sustains serious mainsail damage
by The Transat
On Wednesday May 4th, shortly after midnight Sébastien Josse sustained serious damage to the battens on his mainsail On Wednesday May 4th, shortly after midnight and while sailing off Cape Finisterre in 25-30 knots of northeasterly wind, Sébastien Josse sustained serious damage to the battens on his mainsail, when he broached his IMOCA60 Edmond de Rothschild during a gybe.
Posted today at 4:58 am
LV AC World Series - Experience AC Endeavour Youth Day
by Peter Rusch
The AC Endeavour Program has created a weekend of educational fun for New York area youth programs 2016 America’s Cup World Series - The AC Endeavour Program has created a weekend of educational fun for New York area youth programs, sailing schools, and fans of all ages visiting the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series New York. Friday, May 6, has been designated AC Endeavour Youth Day, and activities from local community partners will engage kids in the Event Village
Posted today at 4:37 am
LV AC World Series - Super Sunday gets bigger with Snapchat Live Story
by Peter Rusch
The America’s Cup and Snapchat have partnered to make Super Sunday even bigger at the LV AC World Series in New York. The America’s Cup and Snapchat have partnered to make Super Sunday even bigger at the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series in New York. On Sunday, May 8, during the final day of racing, Snapchat will cover the excitement via a Live Story, allowing attendees in New York to participate in the event storytelling and fans across the U.S. to experience what it’s like to be in action on Hudson River
Posted today at 3:36 am
America's Cup - Emirates Team NZ on how to build an AC45 - Video
by Sail-World.com NZL
Video from Emirates Team NZ as they take us behind the scenes and show how one of the AC45 One Designs is put together Video from Emirates Team New Zealand as they take us behind the scenes and show how one of the AC45 One Designs is put together ahead of the America's Cup World Series events. The idea with the AC45 is that it can be broken down and fitted into a 40ft container.
Posted today at 3:35 am
Transat Bakerly - Solo yachtsman crashes into containership on Day 2
by The Transat
A French yachtsman competing in Transat Bakerly was forced to abandon race after his boat crashed into a container ship. 2016 Transat Bakerly - A French yachtsman competing in The Transat Bakerly Solo Transatlantic Race from Plymouth to New York, was forced to abandon the race today after his boat crashed into a container ship.
Posted today at 3:04 am
Brisbane to Keppel – For when great just gets even better
by John Curnow
10th birthdays usually involve a lot of presents and single food group treats. 10th birthdays usually involve a lot of presents and single food group treats. Oh yes, candles, a song and now way to cool for pony rides and pass the parcel. They still have a sort of simple and harmless nature to them and equally a single mindedness about no longer being in solo digits! First right of passage achieved.
Posted today at 2:58 am
Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club leading the way on World Oceans Day
by RHKYC
Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club is pleased to announce that Club will no longer sell beverages in single-use plastic bottles The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club is pleased to announce that the Club will no longer sell beverages in single-use plastic bottles nor provide members with plastic bags or plastic straws. This initiative will take effect from 8 June 2016, an auspicious date being the internationally celebrated World Oceans Day, a United Nations recognised day of celebration and action for the ocean held every 8 June.
Posted today at 2:51 am
SSL City Grand Slam - Melleby and Revkin in action on Day 1
by Rachele Vitello
Three heats, nine races and 86 Star teams, commenced battle on first day of racing at inaugural SSL City Grand Slam Three heats, nine races and 86 Star teams, commenced battle on the first day of racing at the inaugural Star Sailors League City Grand Slam on Lake Alster, Hamburg, Germany. There were a few surprises as the rapidly changing conditions caught out many of the teams taking part, resulting in several World Class Star Sailors failing to make the top ten after three races.
Posted today at 2:10 am
Brisbane Etchells – Gloomy forecast equals great racing
by John Curnow
When you are quite possibly the happiest Etchells Fleet going around... When you are quite possibly the happiest Etchells Fleet going around, you kind of epitomise the whole ‘any day sailing is better than being in the office’ thing. The Brisbane Etchells Fleet is that. The Bureau of Meteorology was clear that there would be lights winds, showers and for the last day, even the chance of a storm.
Posted today at 1:27 am
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