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The Clipper Race - Le Mans start for PSP Logistics Panama Cup
by Clipper Round the World
2015 -16 Clipper Race - PSP Logistics Panama Cup started at 0320 UTC (2020 local time) with a Le Mans start procedure. 2015 -16 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - PSP Logistics Panama Cup started at 0320 UTC (2020 local time) with a Le Mans start procedure. Ash Skett, skipper of Garmin, reported: 'All went smoothly and it was a clean start on the first attempt. Wind was about 15 knots from the West.'
Posted today at 9:14 am
2016 Laser Radial Masters World Championship - Day 5
by Laser Worlds
An aggressive penultimate race day, with several general recalls, and more than a few Black-Flag Disqualifications (BFD) 2016 Laser Radial Masters World Championship - An aggressive penultimate race day, with several general recalls, and more than a few Black-Flag Disqualifications (BFD) – over-early, with no opportunity to make up for it. But Race Committee did complete race nine and race ten under a moderate southwest breeze, with wind reaching into the double-digits (knots), but never really into the teens.
Posted today at 6:17 am
No light between Lilley and Tweddell after testing day in Hyeres
by Robert Deaves
Following a stellar day for Jake Lilley on Thursday his lead at top of Finn fleet has vanished in the light French airs 2016 Sailing World Cup - Hyeres - Following a stellar day for Jake Lilley (AUS) on Thursday his lead at the top of the Finn fleet at the Sailing World Cup Hyeres has vanished in the light French airs as he struggled all day on Friday and now goes into the final day of the opening series on equal points with Oliver Tweddell (AUS).
Posted today at 5:47 am
Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Fickle Friday breeze in the south of France
by Daniel Smith
Sailing World Cup Hyeres served up a light dose of wind for Day 3 but big breeze is expected to follow on Saturday Sailing World Cup Hyeres served up a light dose of wind for the third day of racing but big breeze is expected to follow on Saturday. Sailors had a short wait for breeze in the morning but a seven - eight knot southerly veering to the west came through allowing a good number of races across the ten Olympic and two Paralympic fleets.
Posted today at 4:13 am
LOOR welcomes Humberview Group as Title Sponsor!
by Brian Townsend
Lake Ontario Offshore Racing are proud to announce that the Humberview Group have become a Title Sponsor for LOOR. Lake Ontario Offshore Racing are proud to announce that the Humberview Group on behalf of DriveHG.ca have become a Title Sponsor for LOOR. The primary focus of this partnership will be on the Susan Hood Trophy Race and the Lake Ontario 300 Challenge.
Posted today at 3:35 am
2016 J24 North American / 2017 J24 Worlds new title sponsor announced
by Greg Nicoll
J/24 Championships Race Committee is pleased to announce Title Sponsors of J/24 2016 North Americans/J/24 2017 Worlds The 2016 and 2017 J/24 Championships Race Committee is pleased to announce Humberview Chevrolet Buick GMC and Motorsports Brands and Humberview Volkswagen on behalf of DriveHG.ca as Title Sponsors of the J/24 2016 North American Championship and J/24 2017 World Championship held at the Port Credit Yacht Club of Mississauga
Posted on 29 Apr
Saskia Tidey adapts to situation with ease at Sailing World Cup Hyères
by Richard Aspland
Her height is a bit of a clue to her previous life in sport, Tidey was an international netball player. The Olympic Games is the pinnacle for many athletes, but when your sport isn’t in the program and you can’t shake that feeling you have to be a part, you either look elsewhere or you let a bit of luck and good timing take the lead. For Ireland’s 49erFX sailor Saskia Tidey, it was latter.
Posted on 29 Apr
Qingdao lives up to its reputation on day 1 of Extreme Sailing Series
by Extreme Sailing Series
The eight-strong fleet took to the water for the first day of Act two expecting a brisk 20 knots of wind The eight-strong fleet took to the water for the first day of Act 2 expecting a brisk 20 knots of wind – plenty to get the GC32 catamarans ‘flying’ on their foils and enough to make controlling the cutting edge boats a challenge.
Posted on 29 Apr
Extreme Sailing Series Act 2 – Soft breeze on the opening day
by Oman Sail
Qingdao, the Olympic sailing venue in 2008, is notorious for dispensing random and unpredictable conditions. At the start of the day’s only race, Oman Air touched a mark and were penalised which put them to the back of the fleet and conditions prevented any recovery.
Posted on 29 Apr
Sailing in the Olympics beyond 2016 - A double Olympic medalist's view
by Bruce Kendall
Bruce Kendall takes a look at what he believes Sailing needs to do to survive beyond the 2016 Olympics. Gold and Bronze medalist and multiple world boardsailing/windsurfer champion, Bruce Kendall takes a look at what he believes Sailing needs to do to survive beyond the 2016 Olympics. A key driver is the signalled intention by the International Olympic Committee to select a basket of events that will be contested.
Posted on 29 Apr
Kialoa III returns to reclaim her glory at Antigua Sailing Week +Video
by Antigua Sailing Week
The legendary yacht has sailed over 8,000 miles to Antigua to try to emulate her win back in 1979. The legendary yacht is the S&S 78 Kialoa III, which was one of the most well-known of Jim Kilroy's Maxis and best remembered for her line honours victory in the 1975 Sydney Hobart when she broke the race record that stood for 21 years!
Posted on 29 Apr
Australia's sporting capital to host the 2016 Sailing World Cup Final
by Daniel Smith – World Sailing
Racing alongside the St Kilda Pier, a bustling metropolitan atmosphere will ensure a fusion of sport and leisure. Olympic and World Champions will race across the ten Olympic fleets and the 2.4 Norlin One Design in a bid to be crowned 2016 Sailing World Cup Champion and those on-shore will be able to enjoy the show in the race village.
Posted on 29 Apr
Sailing World Cup Hyeres - First leg lottery dictates RSX leaderboard
by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL
2016 Olympic aspirant Natalia Kosinska had another trying day at the Sailing World Cup Hyeres 2016 Olympic aspirant Natalia Kosinska (NZL) had another character-testing day at the Sailing World Cup Hyeres in the Women's RSX Windsurfer. However, she moved up the leader board to lie 28th overall in the 40 strong fleet and placed ninth in the first race of Day 2.
Posted on 29 Apr
Nonsuch Bay RS Elite Challenge - Ian Walker in action + Video
by Louay Habib
Antiguan sunshine with a brisk breeze provided perfect conditions for the fourth Nonsuch Bay RS Elite Challenge 2016 Antigua Sailing Week - It is not often that you can watch world class sailors duking it out within yards of an Antiguan beach party, especially when there is an award winning luxury resort providing superb food and a fantastic atmosphere. Antiguan sunshine with a brisk breeze provided perfect conditions for the fourth Nonsuch Bay RS Elite Challenge; all part of Presidente Lay Day.
Posted on 29 Apr
Laser Radial Masters Worlds - More champagne sailing on Day 4 + Video
by Ravi Subramanian
Masters sailors returned to the water with an on-time start and steady southwest breeze on Day 4 of racing. Rested and recovered after yesterday’s lay-day, the Masters sailors in the 2016 Laser Radial Masters World Championship returned to the water with an on-time start and steady southwest breeze that built to 12 knots during the two scheduled races (Race 7 and Race 8) on Day 4 of racing.
Posted on 29 Apr
2015-16 Round The World GryphonSolo2 – Eighth edition of 'Ask Joe'
by Joe Harris - GryphonSolo2
Joe answers questions in this eighth edition of 'Ask Joe' from Mr. Harlan’s sixth grade class at the Landmark School: Joe answers questions in this eighth edition of 'Ask Joe' from Mr. Harlan’s sixth grade class at the Landmark School:
Posted on 29 Apr
Antigua Sailing Week - Rock 'n Roll Thursday
by Louay Habib
Antigua Sailing Week burst back into action after Presidente Lay Day with some terrific rock and roll action Antigua Sailing Week burst back into action after Presidente Lay Day with some terrific rock and roll action off the South Coast of Antigua on the Peters and May Race Day four.
Posted on 29 Apr
Applications open for Red Bull Foiling Generation U.S. Qualifier
by US Sailing
Applications are now being accepted for U.S. Qualifier followed by World Final held October 2016 Today's youth may have easy access to the technological world but now those talented in sailing will race with the latest in sailboat innovation when the Red Bull Foiling Generation int'l competition stops in Newport, RI this Fall for the US Qualifier and World Final. Applications are now being accepted for U.S. Qualifier held October 11-16, 2016 followed by World Final on October 18 – 23, 2016
Posted on 29 Apr
Clipper Round the World Race - Clipper Race fleet departs Seattle
by Marina Thomas
Int'l Clipper Round the World Yacht Race teams departed Bell Harbor, Seattle, this afternoon in front of crowds 2015 -16 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - The international Clipper Round the World Yacht Race teams departed Bell Harbor, Seattle, this afternoon (April 28) in front of crowds watching the Parade of Sail from the shore led by ‘home’ team Visit Seattle.
Posted on 29 Apr
Sailing World Cup - Jake Lilley puts the pedal to the metal on Day 2
by Robert Deaves
Two race wins from Jake Lilley moves him to top of the pile after the second day of racing at Sailing World Cup Hyeres. 2016 Sailing World Cup - Hyeres - Two race wins from Jake Lilley (AUS) moves him to the top of the pile after the second day of racing at the Sailing World Cup Hyeres. Josh Junior (NZL) drops to second while Oliver Tweddell (AUS) remains in third. All three are still seeking national Olympic selection.
Posted on 29 Apr
T Clewring J-classSchaefer 2016 660x82Southern Spars - 100