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EXCLUSIVE 20% off Henri Lloyd Rolex Sydney Hobart Essentials Kit EXCLUSIVE 20% off Henri Lloyd Rolex Sydney Hobart Essentials Kit Henri Lloyd Australia are giving a 20% discount to Sail-World readers on Essentials ahead of the Rolex Sydney Hobart! Henri Lloyd Australia are giving a massive 20% discount to Sail-World readers on a range of clothing ahead of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race! Simply use the code: SAILWORLD at checkout when purchasing from their Essentials Kit. by Fran Burke, Henri Lloyd Australia Posted on 8 Dec Paul Elvstrom - Sailing’s true Champion Paul Elvstrom - Sailing’s true Champion Ralph Roberts (NZL) competed with Paul Elvstrom in the 1960 Olympics in the singlehanded Finn class. Ralph Roberts tell of how he first met his great friend Paul Elvstrom in 1958 - Late in the afternoon I had a tap on my shoulder by a big man who spoke to me in broken English” do you need a hand I can help you make this Finn go faster”. To my surprise it was Paul Elvstrom Triple Olympic Gold medalist from Denmark, whom I had only seen a photo of him before. by Ralph Roberts Posted on 8 Dec Paul Elvstrom - Tribute from A Sailor Paul Elvstrom - Tribute from A Sailor Former Canadian Olympic competitor, Paul Henderson, had the experience of competing against the world's greatest sailor, Former Canadian Olympic representative, Paul Henderson, had the experience of competing against the world's greatest sailor, Paul Elvstrom on several occasions, and then like all good sailing friends the two Pauls kept in touch over the years. Henderson recounts some of his experiences with the Great Dane on the occasion of Elvstrom's passing on Wednesday morning. by Paul Henderson Posted on 8 Dec Solo Round the World record attempt makes long-term sponorship work Solo Round the World record attempt makes long-term sponorship work The recent focus in the sailing news has been on the boats racing in the Vendée Globe and the epic battle Tomas Coville is aboard Sodebo vying for the single-handed, non-stop circumnavigation record. Coville rounded Cape Horn at the tip of South America yesterday and is currently turning his bow north as he deals with the strong currents in the Estrecho de le Maire, or the Straits of le Maire by Brian Hancock Posted on 8 Dec Vendée Globe – Thomson locked in battle for first place Vendée Globe – Thomson locked in battle for first place Alex, who has been locked in battle with Armel Le Cléac'h, was sitting in second place as he passed the half way mark Alex, who has been locked in battle with Frenchman Armel Le Cléac'h since the race began on November 6th, was sitting in second place as he passed the half way mark - the tip of New Zealand’s south island. by Alex Thomson Racing Posted on 8 Dec David Mann takes out Queensland Impulse State Championships David Mann takes out Queensland Impulse State Championships Many new boats and faces appeared at the championship ensuring a record size fleet of 26 boats. Many new boats and faces appeared at the championship ensuring a record size fleet of 26 boats. by Queensland Impulse Assosciation Posted on 8 Dec Entries open for another Classic Milang Goolwa Race Entries open for another Classic Milang Goolwa Race The Freshwater Classic is a must-do race for hundreds of families from around the State, that is a unique experience. The Freshwater Classic is a must-do race every year for hundreds of families from around the State, that is a unique experience for all yachties. The 2016 race attracted nearly 200 boats with over 1,000 sailors as crew on the water competing. by Locky McLaren Posted on 8 Dec Solo round-the-world record attempt – Thomas Coville rounds Cape Horn Solo round-the-world record attempt – Thomas Coville rounds Cape Horn The skipper of Sodebo Ultim’ sets a new solo reference time between Ushant and Cape Horn. With an average speed over the ground of 25.33 knots, the skipper of Sodebo Ultim’ sets a new solo reference time between Ushant and Cape Horn. by Sodebo Posted on 8 Dec Double capsize in thrilling Act 8 opener at Extreme Sailing Series Double capsize in thrilling Act 8 opener at Extreme Sailing Series Sydney Harbour delivered 'classic conditions' in an electrifying opening day of the finale that saw two teams capsize. Sydney Harbour delivered 'classic conditions' in an electrifying opening day of the finale that saw two teams capsize. Clear blue skies were met with a blustery north-easterly breeze of around 22 knots as the eight international crews hit the iconic waters of Australia's largest city, for the eighth and final Act of this season. by Extreme Sailing Series Posted on 8 Dec Tribute to Paul Elvstrom Tribute to Paul Elvstrom The legendary Danish sailor Paul Elvstrom has passed away at the age of 88 years. Paul Elvström was 88 years and died peacefully at his home in Hellerup, north of Copenhagen, Wednesday morning. Paul's sailing and sports career has been unique, where he won four Olympic gold, 13 world championships, seven European Championships as well as numerous international regattas throughout his career. Paul is also the only sailor who has won world championships in five Olympic boat cl by Dan Ibsen Posted on 8 Dec Oman Air lay foundations for gripping duel at Extreme Sailing Series Oman Air lay foundations for gripping duel at Extreme Sailing Series Oman Air made a flying start to their final bid for championship honours on a wild and windy day in Sydney Oman Air made a flying start to their final bid for championship honours on a wild and windy day in Sydney to lay the foundations for a gripping duel with rival Alinghi in the ‘winner takes all’ finals by Oman Sail Posted on 8 Dec Capsize on the Harbour - including Beth Morley images Capsize on the Harbour - including Beth Morley images In race three of Act 8 of the Extreme Sailing Series™ in Sydney, Land Rover BAR Academy and Visit Madeira capsized In race three of the first day of Act 8 of the Extreme Sailing Series™ in Sydney, Land Rover BAR Academy and Visit Madeira capsized at around 1500 local time. At the time of the capsizes the wind was around 22 knots. The Extreme Sailing Series' safety protocol was immediately initiated and the event's Safety Team was immediately on site to provide assistance, as were the teams' support boats. by Extreme Sailing Series and John Curnow Posted on 8 Dec SWC Final – Nacra sailors react to Olympic foiling announcement SWC Final – Nacra sailors react to Olympic foiling announcement Last month the World Sailing Council met in Barcelona, Spain, and confirmed the Nacra 17 will convert to foiling Last month the World Sailing Council met in Barcelona, Spain, and confirmed the Nacra 17 will convert to foiling for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the only foiling class among the 10 Olympic sailing classes. by Lisa Ratcliff/SWC Final media Posted on 8 Dec Sailing World Cup Melbourne pays tribute to Paul Elvstrom Sailing World Cup Melbourne pays tribute to Paul Elvstrom Sixty years ago, Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron welcomed legendary Paul Elvstrom for the Melbourne 1956 Olympic Games. Sixty years ago, the Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron welcomed the legendary Paul Elvstrom for the Melbourne 1956 Olympic Games. At the time the Danish sailor was carving a legacy that included four consecutive Olympic gold medals, numerous world championships and sporting innovations that are now the norm within the sport. by Daniel Smith - World Sailing Posted on 8 Dec 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 on 8 Dec Ludde Ingvall's CQS arrives in Sydney Ludde Ingvall's CQS arrives in Sydney Ludde Ingvall’s super maxi CQS arrived in Sydney today from Auckland, New Zealand, having left last Thursday. Ludde Ingvall’s super maxi CQS arrived in Sydney today from Auckland, New Zealand, having left last Thursday. The crew said they’d had a very good shake down. by John Roberson Posted on 8 Dec Phuket King’s Cup 2016 – have we used up all the breeze? Phuket King’s Cup 2016 – have we used up all the breeze? Three hours’ sunbathing, Russian swimsuit parades and giant inflatable pink flamingos Yesterday was spectacular but Wednesday was less so: it was an undeniably slow start on the water this morning. If there is atmospheric action going on in the Bay of Bengal, then Phuket is not on the party line. Having rushed breakfast, and having rushed out to the boats, there wasn’t much more rushing to do. At 0900 mark boat Alpha were reporting “less than two knots from 120… 140… 100... by Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia Posted on 8 Dec Musto's ultimate stocking fillers Musto's ultimate stocking fillers Looking for that extra something this Christmas? Looking for that extra something this Christmas? Take a look in the Musto Australia Gift Shop now! by Musto Australia Posted on 8 Dec 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 on 8 Dec 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
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