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America's Cup - Arbitration Panel Hearing over Kiwi Qualifier for July
by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL
ACEA CEO, Russell Coutts has confirmed that the Arbitration Panel will hold its first Hearing in July. In a yet to be published interview in Sail-World, America’s Cup Events Authority CEO, Russell Coutts has confirmed that the Arbitration Panel will hold its first Hearing in July. This is the first official indication that the three person Arbitration Panel had even been formed, however Sail-World’s sources indicated that it had been empanelled since last January, possibly earlier.
Posted today at 3:19 am
SKUD18 has been torn apart by a rampant Polish team at Para Worlds
by Richard Aspland - World Sailing
Slowly clocking up results in top three all regatta, Polish team hit the competition hard with perfect double bullet day Slowly clocking up results in the top three all regatta, Gibes and Cichocki hit the competition hard with a perfect double bullet day to be the stand out performers in the class.
Posted today at 4:38 pm
2016 TP52 Super Series – Coastal race images by Max Ranchi
by Max Ranchi
Photographer Max Ranchi was on the water and provided this gallery of images from coastal race Photographer Max Ranchi was on the water and provided this gallery of images from coastal race
Posted today at 4:24 pm
MUSTO returns to America’s Cup by signing up with Groupama Team France
by Groupama Team France
MUSTO is relying on over 50 years of experience in the manufacturing of technical marine clothing. MUSTO is relying on over 50 years of experience in the manufacturing of technical marine clothing that has been thoroughly tested and widely approved by the most famous skippers in the world.
Posted today at 3:15 pm
2016 Newport Bermuda Race – Crew and inspections deadline approaching
by A. J. Evans
There's very little time left to get your crew list in order before the crew deadline. There's very little time left to get your crew list in order before the crew deadline.
Posted today at 12:02 pm
Transat New York - Vendée – Edmond de Rothschild back in business
by Gitana Team
With some two days until this latest race start, Sébastien Josse shares with us his objectives. With some two days until this latest race start, Sébastien Josse, skipper of Edmond de Rothschild, shares with us his objectives, sizes up his rivals and gives us an idea of the initial trends in relation to the weather conditions expected in the North Atlantic over the coming days.
Posted today at 11:44 am
Practice makes perfect?
by Mark Jardine, Managing Editor
There are a lot of us who try to get out on the water whenever we can. There are a lot of us who try to get out on the water whenever we can - be it a club race, a weekend open or a championship. The general feeling is that the more we sail, the better we get, but is that actually the case?
Posted today at 10:25 am
Announcing the 2016-17 National Team
by Sail Canada
Today Sail Canada announced members of the 2016-17 National Sailing Team. Today Sail Canada announced members of the 2016-17 National Sailing Team. 36 talented sailors were named to the National team this week based on the Sport Canada carding criteria and overall performance during the 2015-16 season. Members of the team branch into four tiers – Podium (Top Three WC), Podium Potential (Four - Tenth WC), Senior Team (Eleven - Sixteenth WC) and Development Team.
Posted today at 7:31 am
Para Worlds - USA SKUD-18 Rio 2016 selection tightens up
by Will Ricketson
Competitors at the 2016 Para World Sailing Championships experienced a light-air affair on Day 3 of racing Competitors at the 2016 Para World Sailing Championships (May 24-28) / Delta Lloyd Regatta experienced a light-air affair on Day 3 of racing, but regatta officials managed to conduct a full day of racing in Medemblik. The US Sailing Team Sperry continues to battle near the top of the fleet in the Sonar and 2.4mR classes, while the SKUD-18 Rio 2016 selection battle continues to heat up
Posted today at 6:48 am
Laser Standard Masters Worlds - Day 4 action-shots by John Pounder
by John Pounder
John Pounder was on water at Laser Standard Masters World Championship and provided this gallery of images from Day 4. 2016 Laser Standard Masters World Championship - Photographer John Pounder was on water at 2016 Laser Standard Masters World Championship and provided this gallery of images from Day 4.
Posted today at 6:15 am
2015 -16 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Leg Six penalty points
by Clipper Round the World
Race Committee has announced penalty points for race nine Seattle Pacific Challenge from Qingdao, China to Seattle, USA. 2015 -16 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - The Race Committee has announced the penalty points for the race nine Seattle Pacific Challenge from Qingdao, China to Seattle, USA.
Posted today at 6:01 am
2016 Laser Standard Masters World Championship – Day 4
by Eric Faust
Rested and recovered after yesterday’s lay-day, the sailors returned to the water with an on-time start 2016 Laser Standard Masters World Championship – Rested and recovered after yesterday’s lay-day, the sailors returned to the water with an on-time start and a moderate southwest breeze to complete two more races in the Laser Standard Masters World Championship.
Posted today at 4:56 am
600 Charleston school children participate in Atlantic Cup Kids Day
by Julianna Barbieri
Nearly 600 children participated in Atlantic Cup Kids day today at Charleston City Marina. Nearly 600 children participated in Atlantic Cup Kids day today at Charleston City Marina. Atlantic Cup Kids is a program of the Atlantic Cup presented by 11th Hour Racing that teaches children about offshore racing and the environment.
Posted today at 1:58 am
2016 Rolex Big Boat Series attracts past champions for racing
by Meredith Laitos
2016 Rolex Big Boat Series hosted by St. Francis Yacht Club is scheduled for Sept. 15-18 and, with three months to go, The 2016 Rolex Big Boat Series hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club is scheduled for Sept. 15-18 and, with three months to go, the early entrant list features several class champions from recent years.
Posted today at 1:42 am
America's Cup - The countdown starts for the start of serious racing
by Sail-World.com NZL
In just one year the first races of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers are scheduled to take place In just one year, on May 26, 2017, the first races of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers are scheduled to take place on Bermuda’s Great Sound. All six America’s Cup teams will race in the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers, in new America’s Cup Class foiling catamarans, purpose-built for the racing in 2017.
Posted on 26 May
Azzurra climbs back up in the standings at TP52 Super Series
by Azzurra
This morning Azzurra left the dock at Marina di Scarlino impatient to put yesterday's unsatisfactory performance behind. This morning Azzurra left the dock at Marina di Scarlino impatient to put yesterday's unsatisfactory performance behind her. The 10 to 14 knot southwesterly wind was slightly stronger and more stable than forecast, allowing the race committee to run two perfect windward-leeward races, starting punctually at 1300.
Posted on 26 May
British crews in the chase as Para Worlds reaches halfway stage
by RYA
Defending champions John Robertson, Hannah Stodel and Steve Thomas resumed the overall lead in the Sonar class Defending champions John Robertson, Hannah Stodel and Steve Thomas resumed the overall lead in the Sonar class, with Helena Lucas advancing to fourth after a solid day in the 2.4mR fleet, while Alexandra Rickham and Niki Birrell held on to a top three spot in the overall SKUD standings in spite of a disappointing outing on the third day.
Posted on 26 May
Top leaderboards tighten up as discards came in to play at Para Worlds
by Richard Aspland - World Sailing
Light winds kept the fleets ashore as postponements delayed racing across the three Paralympic classes, but when racing Light winds kept the fleets ashore as postponements delayed racing across the three Paralympic classes, but when racing began and the discards were applied small splinter groups seemed to pull away at the top of each fleet, with one team in particular even impressing some current world champions.
Posted on 26 May
Favourites move up on third day at Delta Lloyd Regatta
by Delta Lloyd Regatta
For the third day in row competitors in Medemblik had another different set of conditions to contend with. For the third day in row competitors in Medemblik had another different set of conditions to contend with. Early morning glassy water slowly changed into an onshore 7-12 knots. With all classes now including drop races, the form for the week is taking shape.
Posted on 26 May
52 Super Series – Broad smiles around Marina di Scarlino say it all
by 52 Super Series
It was a nice early season payback to the hugely enthusiastic owner Imre who invested heavily through this last winter. It was a nice early season payback to the hugely supportive and enthusiastic owner Imre who invested heavily through this last winter, ordering a new, stiffer rig and new foils and enhanced their sail programme in a clearly defined quest to stand on the podium at the end of this season.
Posted on 26 May
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