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J Class World Championship 2017 action-shots by Carlo Borlenghi J Class World Championship 2017 action-shots by Carlo Borlenghi Carlo Borlenghi provided this gallery of images from J Class World Championship 2017. Carlo Borlenghi provided this gallery of images from J Class World Championship 2017. by Carlo Borlenghi Posted today at 7:24 am St. Francis Yacht Club reclaims Hinman Trophy Team Race St. Francis Yacht Club reclaims Hinman Trophy Team Race After three years of close, but not quite, St. Francis Yacht Club is again the champions After three years of close, but not quite, St. Francis Yacht Club is again the champions of the New York Yacht Club Invitational Team Race Regatta for the Commodore George R. Hinman Masters Trophy. The West Coast team has been one of the strongest masters team racing crews for the past decade, including a run of three straight Hinman Trophy wins from 2011 to 2013. by NYYC Posted today at 2:28 am 2017 J/111 World Championship - Preview 2017 J/111 World Championship - Preview Every team’s journey to a starting line is a tale of organization, crew alignment, vessel preparation and practice Every team’s journey to a starting line is a tale of organization, crew alignment, vessel preparation and practice. Add in international travel, and the complexity snowballs. Then, weave in the pressures and prestige of a World Championship— in this case the 2017 J/111 World Championships (August 23-27, 2017), hosted by St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco, California — and situation compounds. by Jboats.com Posted today at 2:00 am The Clipper 2017-18 Race start in Liverpool The Clipper 2017-18 Race start in Liverpool And they’re off! The biggest ever edition of the Clipper Race – one of the world’s toughest endurance challenges And they’re off! The biggest ever edition of the Clipper Race – one of the world’s toughest endurance challenges – got underway today on the River Mersey, in Liverpool, in front of thousands of supporters. by The Clipper Race Posted today at 1:28 am America's Cup - Coutts 'threatens' return to Cup if monohull chosen America's Cup - Coutts 'threatens' return to Cup if monohull chosen Coutts, has echoed his famous quote about the AC being for the Facebook generation, not the Flintstone generation Five times America's Cup winner, Russell Coutts, has echoed his famous quote about the 34th And 35th America's Cup regattas being for the Facebook generation, not the Flintstone generation, in an interview with OneNews reporter Abby Wilson. Now the Commodore of Manly Sailing Club, Coutts hit back at those who have criticised the format and boats used at the two events. by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZ Posted on 20 Aug Biggest Clipper Race sets sail from Liverpool in front of huge crowds Biggest Clipper Race sets sail from Liverpool in front of huge crowds After heading out of the River Mersey and into the Irish Sea, the twelve-strong fleet is heading 6,400 nM south 712 non-professional crew, the most ever in its eleven editions, from all walks of life and including many who had no previous sailing experience, will take on Mother Nature in this ultimate ocean challenge, representing 41 different nationalities. by Grace Kitching / Clipper Ventures Posted on 20 Aug America's Cup - Two months on from start of 35th Match + Video America's Cup - Two months on from start of 35th Match + Video Emirates Team New Zealand have released this compilation from the series in Bermuda. To mark the passing of the two month milestone since the start of the 35th Match for the America's Cup, Emirates Team New Zealand have released this compilation from the series in Bermuda. by Emirates Team New Zealand Posted on 20 Aug Clipper Race Leg 1 preview - Liverpool, UK, to Punta del Este, Uruguay Clipper Race Leg 1 preview - Liverpool, UK, to Punta del Este, Uruguay The Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race promises a shore side spectacle when the fleet crosses the start line The Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race promises a shore side spectacle when the fleet crosses the start line in front of the large crowds that are expected to line the River Mersey at 1230 (BST) today. by Clipper Round the World Posted on 20 Aug 2017 Melges 20 U.S. National Championship - Nail-biting final day 2017 Melges 20 U.S. National Championship - Nail-biting final day A massive round of congratulations is in order for newly crowned Drew Freides on Pacific Yankee. A massive round of congratulations is in order for newly crowned Drew Freides on Pacific Yankee. He and his team which includes Morgan Reeser and Charlie Smythe are the 2017 Melges 20 U.S. National Champions. by Melges 20 Posted on 20 Aug Clipper Race - British Olympians swap sports for new challenge at sea Clipper Race - British Olympians swap sports for new challenge at sea Joining this year’s Great Britain entry in the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race are two athletes Joining this year’s Great Britain entry in the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race are two athletes who have already spent their lives representing their country at the highest level. by Kathryn Foulkes Posted on 19 Aug Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Three sleeps to go! Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Three sleeps to go! With less than 72 hours before Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet line up on River Mersey to start 2017-18 edition With less than 72 hours before the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet line up on the River Mersey to start the 2017-18 edition of the 40,000 nautical mile race around the globe, anticipation is building in Albert Dock with crowds gathering to wish the fleet well. by Clipper Round the World Posted on 19 Aug Megan Ploch and crew earn win at Int’l Women’s Keelboat Championship Megan Ploch and crew earn win at Int’l Women’s Keelboat Championship For the first time, revitalized International Women’s Keelboat Championship was held outside the United States. For the first time in event history, the revitalized International Women’s Keelboat Championship, a US Sailing Championship, was held outside the United States. Club de Vela La Peña A.C. in Valle de Bravo, Mexico hosted the 2017 edition of this historic event and provided the competitors with a unique experience. by US Sailing Posted on 19 Aug US Grade Two Grand Slam begins this weekend in Chicago US Grade Two Grand Slam begins this weekend in Chicago Chicago Yacht Club and Chicago Match Race Center are co-hosting the first stop of the three-event, US Grand Slam Series. This weekend Chicago Yacht Club and Chicago Match Race Center are co-hosting the first stop of the three-event, US Grand Slam Series. The field of competitors includes twelve teams from five countries, seven of which are currently ranked in top 100 in World Sailing match racing rankings. Sailors will compete in CYC's fleet of Sonars just outside Belmont Harbor, alongside Chicago Air & Water Show. by Chicago Match Race Posted on 19 Aug 2017 Melges 20 U.S. National Championship - Day 2 - Newport long haul 2017 Melges 20 U.S. National Championship - Day 2 - Newport long haul The sunny skies on Day One of 2017 Melges 20 U.S. National Championship were replaced with low flying southerly squalls The sunny skies on Day One of the 2017 Melges 20 U.S. National Championship hosted by Sail Newport were replaced with low flying southerly squalls and an on-time 1100 start. PRO Anderson Reggio sent the fleet to the 'inside' Halfway Rock racecourse for what would be a very exciting, four-race day of Melges 20 sailing. by Melges 20 Posted on 19 Aug Laser Radial Youth World Championships – Day 6 Laser Radial Youth World Championships – Day 6 With a second place finish in first race behind Rafael De La Hoz Tuells, Papadimitriou moved into a tie for first place Dimitris Papadimitriou of Greece, who was not ranked in the top 10 heading in to the Final Series, began pulling himself to the front with a third and fourth yesterday in gold fleet, and another incredible performance in today’s racing. by Katie Olsen Posted on 18 Aug Iranian finn sailor aims to make history at Tokyo 2020 Iranian finn sailor aims to make history at Tokyo 2020 He first stepped into a Finn in 2015 and took part in the Rio 2016 continental qualifier, with assistance from the FIDeS Ahmad Ahmadi is aiming to become the first Iranian sailor to compete at the Olympic Games. He opens his campaign at the 2017 Finn Gold Cup next month at Balatonfoldvar in Hungary and has launched a crowdfunding campaign to help fund his Olympic dream and give him the best possible chances of success in Tokyo. by Robert Deaves Posted on 18 Aug Young prepared for tight battle at Laser Radial World Championship Young prepared for tight battle at Laser Radial World Championship The 30-year-old became the first British woman to win a World Championship in a solo Olympic dinghy class in Vallarta While Young says being defending champion has given extra impetus to this edition’s build-up, she knows it will count for little when she takes to the startline alongside 99 rivals from 41 nations when competition starts on the IJsselmeer next week by Anisha Walkerley / RYA Posted on 18 Aug Tasar World Championship in Gamagori Tasar World Championship in Gamagori As Libby said after the first race day of three races and five hours on the water, it was one of their toughest days The five race day event saw the outstanding North American crew from Seattle YC, former gold and bronze medal Olympians in the Flying Dutchman and 49’er Classes, Jonathan and Libby Johnson McKee, take out their fourth World Tasar Title by Jenny Sorensen Posted on 18 Aug A Pacific Yankee Doodle Dandy opening day at Melges 20 Nationals A Pacific Yankee Doodle Dandy opening day at Melges 20 Nationals On a traditional sunny, summer day, Newport is known for giving sailors a headfake with a weak On a traditional sunny, summer day, Newport is known for giving sailors a headfake with a weak, northerly, morning breeze, only to have that fade into a solid, southwest seabreeze. Knowing the conditions well and despite the solid northerly morning gradient, PRO Anderson Reggio wisely postponed the 2017 Melges 20 U.S. National Championship fleet, and settled on a 2 o'clock by Melges 20 Posted on 18 Aug Laser Radial Youth World Championships – Day 5 Laser Radial Youth World Championships – Day 5 The fleets were divided into Gold and Silver fleets, with additional Bronze and Emerald fleets for the boys Under gray skies and rain, the breeze built from 10 knots for the first race up around 15 knots for the second – the heaviest wind seen at the event thus far. by Katie Olsen Posted on 17 Aug
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