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The return to Coffs! The return to Coffs! The word is out that the new race to Coffs Harbour is on. The phoenix would run once again in the Christmas timeslot The word is out that the new race to Coffs Harbour is on. The phoenix would run once again in the traditional Christmas timeslot, and also be the much easier to digest 200 or so miles. The ‘new’ race would also be geared towards club racers, so they, and their non-pro crews could be out and back, and almost more importantly, returned to work before anyone missed them. Bring it on... by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World Australia Posted today at 2:00 am ASMEX and SCIBS put Australia in the limelight ASMEX and SCIBS put Australia in the limelight All eyes are on Australia this week as the 2017 ASMEX conference and Sanctuary Cove boat show get under way. With the 2017 Australian Superyacht and Marine Export (ASMEX) conference opening today, followed by the 29th Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS), Australia is taking centre stage in the global yacht market this week. by David Robinson Posted today at 6:40 pm Volvo Ocean Race to strengthen historic connection with Southern Ocean Volvo Ocean Race to strengthen historic connection with Southern Ocean The changes include a commitment to race activity in every calendar year and a proposed non-stop lap around Antarctica The race has launched a Host City tender process for three editions after the upcoming 2017-18 race – with a commitment to there being race activity of some kind in each and every calendar year. That marks a clear evolution from the current situation, which features a gap of over two years between races. by Volvo Ocean Race Posted today at 6:11 pm America's Cup - Emirates Team New Zealand back on the Great Sound America's Cup - Emirates Team New Zealand back on the Great Sound After being forced off the water for several days, Emirates Team New Zealand's AC50 returned to the Great Sound After being forced off the water for several days, Emirates Team New Zealand's AC50 returned to the Great Sound, today. As well as having her damage from the second day of Practice Session 5 repaired, several new features have been added. Certainly she looked impressive in the lighter winds that prevailed today. by Sail-World.com Posted today at 12:35 pm America's Cup - Video from the Great Sound - May 21 America's Cup - Video from the Great Sound - May 21 Video coverage from Bermuda's Great Sound Video coverage from Day 2 of Practice Session 5 in Bermuda. The racing was marred by a serious collision involving Land Rover BAR and Emirates Team New Zealand - with the Kiwis getting a hole punched in the topside of their boat close to the water line, after they were rammed by the British Challenger. by MyislandhomeBDA Posted today at 12:34 pm World comes to Portsmouth for Clipper Yacht Race crew allocation World comes to Portsmouth for Clipper Yacht Race crew allocation Safety was the core of the opening message from both Sir Robin and Clipper Race Director Mark Light. Along the way, the fleet of twelve 70-foot yachts will cross six oceans and stop in ports in six continents. by Kathryn Foulkes / Clipper Ventures Posted today at 11:50 am Commanding Platoon wins Rolex Tp52 Worlds Commanding Platoon wins Rolex Tp52 Worlds The 2017 Rolex TP52 Worlds were won by Harm Müller-Spreer’s Platoon from Germany. The 2017 Rolex TP52 Worlds were won by Harm Müller-Spreer’s Platoon from Germany. In some respects, they made it look easy, never seeming to put a foot wrong and winning by a seven-point margin from Quantum Racing. This is not even half the story. by Quinag Communication Posted today at 3:25 am Winners declared at Quicksilver Port Douglas Race Week Winners declared at Quicksilver Port Douglas Race Week Division two Winners Helen and Mick Gwilliams on Lady Mystique from PDYC sailed superb campaign to take out the Division Three local teams and three visiting teams, crossing all divisional lines, vied for the title of Race Week Pool champs with the eventual winners being Spank over Lady Mystique. The important thing was the beer was cold and the company was warm on a chilly day (for Port Douglas!) by Robyn Shelly Posted on 21 May OK Dinghy World Championship – 80 sailors from eight countries OK Dinghy World Championship – 80 sailors from eight countries OK Dinghy fleet is descending on the island for two weeks of great racing, great camaraderie and no doubt, a little rum. OK Dinghy fleet is descending on the island for two weeks of great racing, great camaraderie and no doubt, a little rum. by Robert Deaves Posted on 21 May Rolex TP52 World Championship – Day 5 action-shots by Nico Martinez Rolex TP52 World Championship – Day 5 action-shots by Nico Martinez Nico Martinez provided this gallery of action-shots from 2017 Rolex TP52 World Championship – Day 5. Nico Martinez provided this gallery of action-shots from 2017 Rolex TP52 World Championship – Day 5. by 52 Super Series Posted on 21 May Super steady Platoon win Rolex TP52 World Championship title Super steady Platoon win Rolex TP52 World Championship title Platoon crew got better of five-time title holders Quantum Racing during an exciting winner takes all final day showdown Harm Müller-Spreer’s Platoon crew got the better of the five-time title holders Quantum Racing during an exciting winner takes all final day showdown to win the Rolex TP52 World Championship title for the first time. Their seemingly unerring consistency across the challenging, hard-to-read conditions proved telling. by 52 Super Series Posted on 21 May Fremantle to Bali Ocean Classic - Walk on Wild Side cleans up in Bali Fremantle to Bali Ocean Classic - Walk on Wild Side cleans up in Bali Garth Curran’s 58ft Inglis designed flyer Walk on the Wild Side took all three major prizes in Racing Div – Line honours At a glittering but low key presentation last night, Garth Curran’s 58 foot Inglis designed flyer Walk on the Wild Side took all three major prizes in the Racing Division – Line honours, first place IRC and first place YAH. In the process, Wild Side posted the third fastest time in the history of the event, a remarkable achievement for this 30 year old grand lady of the West Coast by Bernie Kaaks Posted on 20 May Podium finish for Azzurra in the Rolex TP52 World Championship Podium finish for Azzurra in the Rolex TP52 World Championship Fresh northwesterly 15-18 knot wind forecast for today didn’t fill in until after 2pm, allowing only one race to be run. Azzurra won big time on the last day for a well earned third overall. Platoon is the new world champion; the circuit’s next event will be in Porto Cervo. by Azzurra Posted on 20 May Melges 24 European Sailing Series – Three amazing races on Day 2 Melges 24 European Sailing Series – Three amazing races on Day 2 A steady Peler of variable intensity between eight and 15 knots allowed the completion of three very fast races The Hungarian entry FGF Sailing Team HUN-728 (8-3-2) with Robert Bakoczy in helm climbs up to the third position, while Travis Weisleder's Lucky Dog / Gill Race Team USA-848 (12-13-15), under the spotlight in this event for the presence of the 470 Olympian sailor and Melges 24 World Champion David Hughes aboard, slips down in seventh position after having closed as second the first day of racing. by IM24CA Posted on 20 May Rolex TP52 World Championship – Final day images by Max Ranchi Rolex TP52 World Championship – Final day images by Max Ranchi Photographer Max Ranchi has provided this gallery of images from final day Photographer Max Ranchi has provided this gallery of images from final day by Max Ranchi Posted on 20 May Antigua Bermuda Race – Day 9 – Tenacious finish Antigua Bermuda Race – Day 9 – Tenacious finish At around midnight last night, Jason and Judy Payne-James' Dufour 45, Heartbeat IV crossed the finish line in Bermuda. At around midnight last night, Jason and Judy Payne-James' Dufour 45, Heartbeat IV crossed the finish line in Bermuda. by Louay Habib Posted on 20 May Consistent Platoon have Rolex TP52 World Title within reach Consistent Platoon have Rolex TP52 World Title within reach Harm Müller-Spreer’s Platoon team have given themselves a fighting chance of lifting Rolex TP52 World Championship title The most consistent TP52 crew so far this season, Harm Müller-Spreer’s Platoon team have given themselves a fighting chance of lifting the Rolex TP52 World Championship title for the first time after returning a strong pair of scores on the penultimate day of competition. by 52 Super Series Posted on 20 May Rolex TP52 World Championship - Azzurra attacks the leaders Rolex TP52 World Championship - Azzurra attacks the leaders Over today’s two races in the Rolex TP52 World Championship, Azzurra closed with the best totals Over today’s two races in the Rolex TP52 World Championship, Azzurra closed with the best totals, but the leaders are still in position with Platoon on top, followed by Quantum and Alegre. Tomorrow is the last day of racing. by Azzurra Posted on 20 May America's Cup - Final major Practice Session ends in a wimper America's Cup - Final major Practice Session ends in a wimper Final practice racing period has concluded ahead of the 35th America's Cup - with full practice on only two days Ahead of the start of the 35th America’s Cup, just a week away, (Friday May 26th), the final week of practice racing on the Great Sound had everything. In the final analysis, the six teams only had two full race days out of the five, with light winds restricting sailing. On a third day two teams sailed one race only. by America's Cup.com and Sail-World.com Posted on 20 May Antigua Bermuda Race – Day 8 – Avanti's happy return Antigua Bermuda Race – Day 8 – Avanti's happy return At dawn on Friday May 19th, Jeremi Jablonski's American Hanse 43, Avanti crossed the finish line off St. David's Light At dawn on Friday May 19th, Jeremi Jablonski's American Hanse 43, Avanti crossed the finish line off St. David's Light, Bermuda and the crew were delighted to find out that they were provisionally in second place overall for CSA and IRC. by Louay Habib Posted on 19 May
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