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Of steak knives and foiling cats—Sailing from North America & beyond

12/06/2017

The latest sailing news from Canada and the world.
 
 
 12 Jun 2017
 

Of steak knives and foiling cats—Sailing from North America & beyond

Race to Alaska  Race to Alaska
June is always an exciting time in the sailing world's busy calendar, but when one stirs in the 35th America's Cup, which is currently unfurling on the island nation of Bermuda, an already harried month can feel downright hectic. Still, compared with the alternative (read: January in North America), busy is great, especially when the activity du jour involves sailing, adventure and wide-open water.

If this sounds like a wind-up to ACC boats foiling across Bermuda's Great Sound, we'll get there. But first, a trip to Alaska.

For those not familiar, the Race to Alaska (R2AK) began as the brainchild of Jake Beattie, the executive director of the Northwest Maritime Center (one of the R2AK's main sponsors); Daniel Evans, the R2AK's race boss, and some friends during the 2014 Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival when someone had the bold idea to race small, engineless, self-supported boats to Ketchikan, Alaska, by way of Victoria, British Columbia and the inside passage that separates Vancouver Island from mainland British Columbia.

Jake Beattie, Race to Alaska  Race to Alaska


Teams can use shoreside assistance, so long as it's a publically available resource that all teams can access (read: not a team van), and there's nothing requiring the use of sails (read: oars or peddle drives are A-OK). The rules were simple-run what ya brung-and the first team to Ketchikan would claim a $10,000 cash purse, while the runner-up would receive a lovely set of steak knives.

For everyone else, there are Kodiak moments.

2016 Race to Alaska  Race to Alaska


This year's R2AK began on Thursday, June 8, and brought a fleet of 64 boats from Port Townsend to Victoria, with some of the fleet just participating in the first leg and some 32 boats pressing on to Ketchikan. The winds out of Port Townsend at the start proved considerably lighter in 2017 than during the race's inaugural run, but strong winds kicked up a few hours later, presenting teams with big waves and potential second thoughts about pressing on to Alaska.

While these conditions likely created some real hardships, this first leg was simply a qualifier (however it certainly sounded like it did its job as a shakedown leg), with the real push from Victoria to Ketchikan beginning on Sunday, June 11.

2016 Race to Alaska  Race to Alaska


As of this writing, teams are experiencing 15-20 knots of breeze from the north as they battle their way up the Johnstone Straits, with Team Pure and Wild/Freeburd and Pear Shaped Racing currently leading the charge, followed by Bad Kitty. Traditional R2AK wisdom holds that the first team to make it through Seymour Narrows, a spot where the current can run 15-16 knots (and where even whales are forced to wait for slack waters), will claim the $10K, and it will certainly be interesting to see if history repeats itself for a third time in 2017. Stay tuned!

Meanwhile, on Bermuda, the action has been fast and furious in the Louis Vuitton America's Cup Challenger Playoffs Final, with Land Rover BAR and SoftBank Team Japan now eliminated (however Land Rover BAR has already committed to funding Sir Ben's challenge for the 36th America's Cup, which could take place as early as 2019), leaving just the battle between Artemis Racing and Emirates Team New Zealand to determine which team will meet Oracle Team USA in the actual America's Cup Match (June 17-27).

Emirates Team New Zealand sailing on Bermuda's Great Sound in the Louis Vuitton America's Cup Challenger Playoffs Finals
  Richard Hodder/Emirates Team New Zealand


As of this writing, the Kiwi-flagged team commands a scoreboard lead of 4-2 over Artemis Racing in a first-to-five contest that will be decided on the waters of Bermuda's Great Sound today (Monday, June 12).

So, while there are plenty of great races to divide one's sailing-related bandwidth this month (and that's to say northing of the ongoing Marion to Bermuda Race!), it's fair to say that the America's Cup and the R2AK are about as polar opposite as two races that both involve fast multi-hull sailboats can be. That said, while there's zero question that the Cup has the fastest, most sci-fi boats afloat, there's also zero question that the R2AK wins the prize for offering the far bigger adventure quotient.

35th America's Cup  Ricardo Pinto


After all, the water is warm in Bermuda, the shoreside amenities are sumptuous, and the odds of encountering a grizzly bear on the beach are zero.

May the four winds blow you safely home,


David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor



America's Cup - Light airs for Final day of Louis Vuitton Final
Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/NZ,
With three races scheduled for the third and final day of the Louis Vuitton Trophy, Regatta Director Iain Murray is optimistic that racing will take place - despite the light but steady breeze. Racing is scheduled to start at 2.00pm local time, however the racing will get away when the wind is settled and moderately stable in direction.... [more]


Dragon World Championships Cascais – Race 1 images by Max Ranchi
Max Ranchi,
Max Ranchi provided this gallery of images from race one... [more]


America's Cup 35 - Challenger playoff final
Paul Cayard,
The big factor for the day was that the teams both changed their daggerboards in opposite directions. The Swedes went for the small, high speed boards which are best suited to stronger winds while the Kiwis opted for the bigger low speed, light wind boards. This was probably mostly driven by different weather forecasts.... [more]


America's Cup– Burling brings Kiwis to match point with one-second win
America's Cup,
Two hours later, Burling was sitting on match point, holding a 4-2 lead and taking a stranglehold on the series.... [more]


Emirates take firm grasp on America's Cup Challenger Final
Nic Douglass,
Emirates took the score to 4-2, making tomorrow a must win three from three for Artemis Racing.... [more]


America's Cup - More images from Day 2 of the Challenger Final
Richard Gladwell, Sail-World NZ,
More images from the second day of racing in the Challenger Final for the Louis Vuitton Trophy - part of the 35th America's Cup... [more]


America's Cup - Emirates Team New Zealand win two more races in Final
Hamish Hooper, Emirates Team NZ,
Emirates Team New Zealand has moved to match point against Artemis in the Louis Vuitton Challenger Final, but not without apologising to their fans for stressing them out with a dramatic climax to Day 2. Holding a big lead coming into the last leg of the third race, a mistake by helmsman Peter Burling almost let the Swedish boat through, before the Kiwis recovered to squeeze over the line just... [more]


America's Cup - Images from the Challenger Final - Day 2
Richard Gladwell, Sail-World NZ,
Sail-World was on the Great Sound to catch the action in the second day of racing in the Challenger Finals - when Emirates Team New Zealand and Artemis Racing got just the sort of racing we have been looking forward to for the whole regatta.... [more]


America's Cup - Emirates Team NZ on Match Point in Challenger Final
Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz,
Emirates Team New Zealand is just one race away from winning the Louis Vuitton Trophy and going forward as the Challenger to meet Oracle Team USA in the America's Cup Match starting on June 17. However it was not all plain sailing for the Kiwis as rival Artemis Racing (SWE) picked the weather right and her board selection was spot on... [more]


Drama at the death as World Cup Series Final concludes
Daniel Smith – World Sailing,
Four new World Cup Series Champions were crowned earlier on in the day but the best of the action was in the last race of the week, the Finn, where the medals were decided on the final run.... [more]


America's Cup - Confused weather expected for Challenger Final - Day 2
Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/NZ,
After being treated to almost a month of fine weather, the skies have opened in Bermuda as a front passes over the Atlantic archipelago dropping much-needed rain. The downpour was preceded by a spectacular thunderstorm overnight, which provided some relief ahead of the real thing which has hit Bermuda two and a half hours ahead of the race start.... [more]


Emirates Team NZ take the lead at the 35th America's Cup
Nic Douglass,
From high speed luffs, to boundary penalties and a man overboard, Emirates managed to win the first race coming from behind with medium boards in light air against Artemis with light air foils.... [more]


Dismasted solo sailor Lisa to complete Antarctic Circumnavigation
Lisa Blair,
She has spent the past two months preparing Climate Action Now so that she can complete her circumnavigation, including the installation of a new mast and repairs to the hull and electrical and navigation systems sustained during her dramatic dismasting.... [more]


America's Cup - More images from the Challenger Final - Day 1
Richard Gladwell, Sail-World NZ,
Sail-World was out on the Great Sound, Bermuda for the start of the Challenger Final for the Louis Vuitton Trophy, part of the 35th America's Cup.... [more]


Big breeze boosts competition during Day 2 of H.H NOOD Regatta
Evily Giannopoulos,
More than 145 sailing teams had a true Windy City experience on Lake Michigan Saturday during day two of the Helly Hansen National Offshore One Design (NOOD) Regatta in Chicago.... [more]


America's Cup - Images from the Challengers Final - Day 1
Richard Gladwell, Sail-World NZ,
Sail-World was on the Great Sound to capture the racing in the first three races of the Louis Vuitton Trophy with Emirates competing against Artemis Racing... [more]


World Cup Series Final - Six World Cup Champions crowned in Santander
Daniel Smith,
Six new World Cup Series champions have been crowned after a day of Medal Races were played out in Santander, Spain.... [more]


AC - Challenger Playoff Final – Paul Cayard reports from Bermuda
Paul Cayard,
Today was the first day of the Challenger Playoff Final featuring Artemis of Sweden against ETNZ of New Zealand. This event used to be known as the Louis Vuitton Cup. Three races were held in a building breeze that started out at seven knots and finished up around 12 knots from the southwest.... [more]


Red Bull Youth AC Training 2 puts young sailing standouts to the test
America's Cup,
Amid the heart-stopping excitement of the Louis Vuitton America's Cup Challenger Playoffs in Bermuda, the next generation of sailing superstars got their own turn on the water, as they completed Official Training 2 for the Red Bull Youth America's Cup.... [more]


America's Cup - Advantage Burling as Kiwis take two-one lead
America's Cup,
A dramatic man overboard incident on Artemis Racing handed the scoreboard advantage to Peter Burling's Emirates Team New Zealand squad on day one of the Louis Vuitton America's Cup Challenger Playoffs Final.... [more]


America's Cup - Heart stopping first day of LV Challenger Final
Richard Gladwell, Sail-World NZ,
The all-important weather forecasts for the opening day of the Challenger Final of the Louis Vuitton Trophy for the 35th America's Cup were consistent - and wrong. The word around the Great Sound was that Artemis Racing had opted for their light weather foils, while Emirates Team NZ had gone for their All Purpose setup anticipating a freshening breeze later in the afternoon.... [more]


America's Cup - Forecasters vital to success on Day 1 of LV Final
Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz,
Racing gets underway today, Saturday, June 10, in the first day of the Challenger Final for the Louis Vuitton Trophy part of the 35th America's Cup Regatta being sailed in Bermuda. The wind according to official source is predicted at 11-14kts at race start time just after 2.00pm local time. The wind is predicted to drop slightly.... [more]


Ontario Sailing and ROWONTARIO collaborate on Annual Conference-
Ontario Sailing,
Ontario Sailing and ROWONTARIO are pleased to announce they will be joining forces to present a combined Annual Conference on November 25th 2017.... [more]


Vladimir wins Finn World Masters after dramatic Medal Race turnaround
Robert Deaves,
After trailing the leaders all week, the 2015 Finn World Masters champion, Vladimir Krutskikh, from Russia, turned the tables on the fleet to win the medal race and the title as the 2017 Finn World Masters drew to a close in Barbados. Laurent Hay, from France, had his chances, but ended up second, but also took the Grand Masters title as well... [more]


Hundreds of sailors take to Lake Michigan for H.H NOOD Regatta
Evily Giannopoulos,
Hundreds of competitive sailors launched into Lake Michigan on Friday to kick off the fourth stop of the Helly Hansen National Offshore One Design (NOOD) Regatta Series. The event, organized by Sailing World and hosted by Chicago Yacht Club, continues through Sunday.... [more]


50 yachts start 40th Anniversary Marion Bermuda Race
Talbot Wilson,
Fifty boats are now hard on the wind in Buzzards Bay or just reaching the Atlantic Ocean. They are racing from Marion to Bermuda in the 40th Anniversary of the Marion Bermuda Race. This classic ocean race is always a challenge.... [more]


British sailors in action at Sailing World Cup Final - Santander
Anisha Walkerley,
In true Friday fashion, British sailors have consolidated their positions at the top of the charts going into the final weekend of racing, as 13 boats book their berths for Saturday's (10 June) first medal race day at the World Cup Series Final after four days of intense competition in Santander.... [more]


America's Cup - Paul Cayard reports from Bermuda
Paul Cayard,
One race was held today between Artemis and Softbank Japan in 20 knots from the south. Japan hit something underwater about an hour before the start. There didn't appear to be significant damage to their boat but the investigation by the shore team definitely threw the Japanese off their pre-game program.... [more]


America's Cup - Outteridge leads Artemis Racing on the road to Finals
America's Cup,
Nathan Outteridge, the skipper of Artemis Racing, woke up Thursday morning staring down a three - one deficit in his Louis Vuitton America's Cup Challenger Playoff semi-final match against Dean Barker's SoftBank Team Japan.... [more]


America's Cup - Artemis Racing in action at Semi-Finals - Day 6
Studio Borlenghi,
Studio Borlenghi provided this gallery of Artemis Racing images from Louis Vuitton America's Cup Challenger Playoffs Semi-Finals Race - Day 6.... [more]


Medal Race places confirmed in six fleets at the World Cup Final
Daniel Smith,
Friday's action at Sailing's 2017 World Cup Series Final in Santander, Spain saw the Medal Race places decided in six of the 11 events.... [more]


We say goodbye to Dean and SoftBank and Artemis progress to face Emirates
Nic Douglass,
Artemis maneuvered their way into the Louis Vuitton America's Cup Challenger Play Off Final against Emirates Team New Zealand starting tomorrow, in a duck and luff move against SoftBank Team Japan.... [more]


America's Cup - Young design engineer elaborates on the Bike Project
Sail-World.com/nz and Emirates Team NZ,
Much has been made of the youth factor in this 35th America's Cup with Emirates Team New Zealand leading the way. The Kiwis have the youngest team, the youngest skipper and probably the youngest performance engineer Elise Beavis, who describes her role in the team.... [more]


America's Cup - Artemis Racing battles in the Big Breeze for Semi win
Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/NZ,
Wind at close to the top end of the scale greeted Artemis Racing and Softbank Team Japan for two scheduled races in the second Semi-Final. The first Semi-Final was decided yesterday when Emirates Team New Zealand, the top Challenger from the Round Robin reached the requisite five wins to knock Britain's Land Rover BAR out of the competition.... [more]


World Sailing respond to IOC programme announcement for Tokyo 2020
Daniel Smith – World Sailing,
World Sailing will now commence an internal review of quotas for the 2020 Olympic Sailing Competition and will consult with the IOC on the 2020 event programme.... [more]


America's Cup - Racing expected to proceed in Semis
Richard Gladwell, Sail-world.com/nz,
Racing is expected to proceed on the final day of the Semi-Final phase of the Louis Vuitton Trophy in the Challenger Selection Series of the 35th America's Cup. Strong winds are blowing on the Great Sound, but Race Director Iain Murray said at this morning's media briefing, that the expectation was for winds to ease to a sailable 18-20kts.... [more]


America's Cup - Emirates Team NZ advance to the Louis Vuitton Final
Hamish Hooper, Emirates Team NZ,
The comeback Kiwis are into the final of the Louis Vuitton Challenger Series, Emirates Team New Zealand knocking out Britain's Land Rover Ben Ainslie Racing with a combination of pace and poise in their rebuilt boat. The poise was required at the start of the first race of the day when a foil problem saw the Kiwis stranded behind the line with Ben Ainslie sprinting off to lead by 26 seconds at... [more]


America's Cup - Emirates Team NZ in action at Semi-Finals - Day 5
Studio Borlenghi,
Studio Borlenghi provided this gallery of Emirates Team New Zealand images from Louis Vuitton America's Cup Challenger Playoffs Semi-Finals Race Day 5.... [more]


America's Cup - Day 13 - Paul Cayard reports from Bermuda
Paul Cayard,
Six races were held in the Challenger Playoff Semifinal today on Great Sound in 12-14 knots from the south. With yesterday's races lost to winds in the 30 knot range, Race organizers were keen to try to catch up on the schedule today.... [more]


America's Cup - Emirates Team NZ bounces back to become first Finalist
Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz,
Emirates Team New Zealand kept their fans on tenterhooks for the third day of racing in the Semi-Finals of the Louis Vuitton Trophy section of the 35th America's Cup Regatta. After pitchpoling their AC50 at the start of their second match against British challenger Land Rover BAR, the support crew put in a solid effort to have Aotearoa New Zealand ready to race on the following day.... [more]


Perfect score for Rafa Trujillo and Laurent Hay at Finn World Masters
Robert Deaves,
The defending Finn World Masters champion, Rafa Trujillo, from Spain, added two more bullets on the penultimate day of the Finn World Masters in Barbados and moves into a four point lead at the top. Laurent Hay, from France, also won both his races to move up from fifth to second, while Vladimir Krutskikh, from Russia, moves up one place to third.... [more]


World Cup Series Final reaches mid-point
Daniel Smith,
Sailing's 2017 World Cup Series Final reached its mid-point on Thursday, as sailors continue to fight for position across the ten Olympic and Open Kiteboarding events in Santander, Spain.... [more]


America's Cup - The bell tolls for Ainslie, it's a final for Burling
America's Cup,
Sir Ben Ainslie and Land Rover BAR's quest to win the 35th America's Cup came to an early end on Thursday in Bermuda when Peter Burling and Emirates Team New Zealand sealed the British team's fate by reaching the magic five wins needed against Land Rover BAR to progress to the Louis Vuitton America's Cup Challenger Playoffs Finals.... [more]


We say goodbye to Ben, Artemis come back, and Emirates progress
Nic Douglass,
To continue the pattern of an America's Cup that also provides your cardio work out, today we saw Land Rover BAR come back fighting in the second race of the day, only to go down and see Emirates Team New Zealand progress fiercely with a score of five - two. Both teams sustained and recovered from damage over the semi, but the Kiwis proved to be exceptionally strong, and smooth yet again.... [more]


Americas Cup - Glenn Ashby updates Emirates Team NZ progress + Video
Todd Niall, Radio NZ,
Emirates Team New Zealand skipper, Glenn Ashby spoke with Radio NZ's Todd Niall on Wednesday about the team's progress with their wingsail repairs, ahead of the conclusion of the Semi-Finals of the Louis Vuitton America's Cup on Thursday.... [more]


America's Cup - Extended race program for Day 12 - Semi-Finals
Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/NZ,
Racing is expected to get underway in the Louis Vuitton America's Cup Semi-Finals on time at 2.00pm in an extended program. With two teams, Emirates Team New Zealand and Softbank Team Japan both on three points Race Director Iain Murray has extended the planned four races to six.... [more]


The RS Feva's Journey to the America's Cup
Teagan Rowlands,
The America's Cup is the world's most prestigious sailing event and RS Sailing is extremely proud to be a part of the 2017 spectacle with the RS Feva featuring in the America's Cup Junior Endeavour Regatta.... [more]


A Few Rays – Moisturising, Anti-Aging Action ...
Indepthskincare,
Consistent moisturising sun protection has an anti-aging action Out on a boat, sailors are exposed to extreme conditions for their skin. There are UV rays from the sun, hopefully some wind if you are a sailor, and the drying effects from wet and dry cycles during the course of your day... [more]


America's Cup - Emirates Team NZ in action in pit lane + Video
MyislandhomeBDA/Richard Gladwell,
Jason Smith of MyislandhomeBDA was outside the fence at the Emirates Team New Zealand base to catch the team working flat out like a true pit crew effecting the first ever racing switch of a wingsail to enable an AC50 (or AC72 for that matter) to come in from the race course change a wingsail and return to race.... [more]


Rafa Trujillo back in charge as wind ease for Finn Masters in Barbados
Robert Deaves,
After two days of very strong winds, the third day of the Finn World Masters in Barbados brought a much needed relief to sailors, with slightly lighter winds, though the racing was perhaps even tougher as almost everyone was now racing rather than just surviving. Rafa Trujillo, from Spain, retakes the lead at the top of the 140 boat fleet with a win in Blue fle et. Michael Maier... [more]


Ted Turner presented with New York Yacht Club Medal
NYYC,
Tuesday evening, the New York Yacht Club honored Ted Turner with the New York Yacht Club Medal, the highest individual honor the Club can bestow. The ceremony was part of a reception at the 44th Street Clubhouse celebrating the 40th anniversary of Turner's Courageous crew, which won the America's Cup in 1977 and is the subject of a soon-to-be-released documentary produced by NBC.... [more]


Capitalise or catch up - World Cup Final Santander
Daniel Smith,
Santander was baked in sunshine for the second day of World Cup racing as sailors looked to either capitalise on a great opening day, or play catch up after slow starts.... [more]


America's Cup - Iain Murray postpones AC Racing in Bermuda
Nic Douglass,
Racing has been postponed in Bermuda today with Iain Murray, Regatta Director recording gusts outside the 24 knot wind limit for the AC50's.... [more]


America's Cup - Norauto confirms its commitment to Franck Cammas
Norauto,
Major sponsor of eliminated French America's Cup team, Groupama Team France have confirmed their commitment to campaign in the 36th America's Cup. At his final media conference, after being the first team to exit the 35th America's Cup Franck Cammas hinted at a return provided there was no change in boat from the AC50.... [more]


America's Cup - Emirates Team New Zealand ready to race + Video
Emirates Team NZ,
Emirates Team New Zealand have assembled one racing wing sail and are repairing the second one damaged on Tuesday afternoon in race 4 of the Semi-Finals in the 2017 America's Cup. Repairs are also being undertaken to the platform after the damage sustained during the pitchpole at the start of Race 4... [more]


America's Cup - Semi-Finals racing postponed due to strong winds
America's Cup Media,
America's Cup Race Management (ACRM), the independent organisation responsible for the rules and regulations of America's Cup racing, confirmed today that the four Louis Vuitton America's Cup Challenger Playoffs Semi-Finals races scheduled for Wednesday 7th June have had to be postponed until Thursday 8th June.... [more]


America's Cup - Race Director hits back on Semi Final racing questions
Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/NZ,
Iain Murray, Race Director for the Louis Vuitton America's Cup Regatta, came out firing live bullets over claims that racing should not have been staged in yesterday's Louis Vuitton Cup Semi-Final. Second question in the session came from RNZ's Todd Niall asking in hindsight whether it was safe to race the AC50's in yesterday's winds of just under the limit?... [more]


Not booked your August holiday yet- Rare Wildwind Special Offers
Wildwind,
If you've not yet booked your summer holiday you might want to consider some of our rare 'August Special Offers'. While we are almost completely full in July already for some odd reason our bookings toward the end of August are lighter than normal.... [more]


Volvo Ocean Race – The raw story
Volvo Ocean Race,
Live digital coverage will be provided for each Leg Start, Leg Finish and the In-Port Race Series in Host Cities around the world – featuring expert analysis and commentary, and live updates from the cities and Race HQ in Alicante, Spain.... [more]


Race for Water – A key player in fight against plastic pollution
Race For Water,
To mark World Oceans Day on June 8, 2017, the Race for Water Foundation is drawing attention to the need for concerted action against the plastic pollution that is swamping our oceans.... [more]


America's Cup - Emirates Team NZ pitchpole in Semi-Final + Video
Hamish Hooper, Emirates Team NZ,
A catastrophic capsize in race four of the semi-finals in Bermuda has put Emirates Team New Zealand's challenge for the 35th America's Cup under huge pressure. Chasing the British at the start of the race against Britain's Ben Ainslie Racing, the Kiwi boat pitch-poled violently with the bows digging into the water followed by the wing-sail.... [more]


America's Cup - Image gallery - Pitchpole and righting sequence
Richard Gladwell, Sail-World NZ,
Sail-World's Richard Gladwell was on the water and ashore when the Emirates Team New Zealand AC50 pitchpoled just after starting in Race 4 of the second day of the Louis Vuitton Trophy Semi-Finals. Here's some images from on the water and ashore as the catamaran was righted and recovered.... [more]


'Keepers' the target as the World Cup Final commences
Daniel Smith,
The World Cup Final kicked off in Santander, Spain today (6 June) with sailors aiming to put some 'keepers' on the board.... [more]


America's Cup Challenger Playoffs Semi-Finals Race Day 3 action-shots
Studio Borlenghi,
Studio Borlenghi provided this gallery of images from Louis Vuitton America's Cup Challenger Playoffs Semi-Finals Race - Day 3.... [more]


Mike Maier takes Finn Masters lead in Barbados
Robert Deaves,
Six time Finn World Masters champion Michael Maier, from Czech Republic, has taken the lead in Barbados after another tough and windy day out on Carlisle Bay. Rafa Trujillo, from Spain, drops to second while Piet Eckert, from Switzerland, moves up to third.... [more]


LB Junior Match Race Invitational - Reiter and SDYC team become winners
Rick Roberts,
Jack Reiter of San Diego Yacht Club and his teammates Jack Egan and John Masenik pulled off a three-peat this past weekend in winning the 2017 Junior Match Race Invitational sponsored by Kaenon and hosted by Long Beach Yacht Club.... [more]


America's Cup - Day 11 - Paul Cayard reports from Bermuda
Paul Cayard,
Big day on Great Sound. Four races were held at the upper limit of the wind range today and the skills of these sailors were tested. The pre start jostling was rather tame today and in three out of the four starts, one of the teams was late to the line. It seems that teams had come to the conclusion that they weren't going to win the race at the start but they could easily loose it.... [more]


America's Cup - Emirates Team New Zealand capsize in Bermuda
America's Cup,
Peter Burling's Emirates Team New Zealand suffered a major capsize in their second Louis Vuitton America's Cup Challenger Playoff Semi-Final race of the day against Sir Ben Ainslie's Land Rover BAR.... [more]


America's Cup - Emirates have a massive day at office - All are safe
Nic Douglass,
Extreme conditions, breakage and a capsize were the highlights for day two of the Louis Vuitton America's Cup Challenger Play Off Semi Finals.... [more]


America's Cup - Kiwis damage two wingsails but go 3-1 up in Semi-Final
Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz,
Top America's Cup Challenger, Emirates Team New Zealand suffered a very challenging day on the Great Sound, Bermuda, on the second day of Semi-Final racing, suffering damage to two wingsails, and pitch-poling the AC50. The fortunate aspect to the day is that the team scored a come from behind win in the first race of the day... [more]


America's Cup - ETNZ go down the mine - big time-
John Curnow,
Dramatic footage and still of Emirates Team New Zealand going down the mine, and how! Full story on our sister site, YachtsandYachting.com, please go and watch it now. No harm to the crew, which is great news. Also lovely to hear Land Rover BAR request that their own chase boat get right in there to help. Sportsmanship lives on. WoooHooooo!... [more]


America's Cup - Top end breeze expected for second day of Semi-Finals
Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/NZ,
Race Director Iain Murray says he is confident about getting four races away as scheduled in the second day of the Semi-Finals of the Louis Vuitton America's Cup Regatta. Murray told the morning media briefing that the expectation was for winds averaging 16kts, gusting 21kts at the scheduled start of 2.00pm local time and for these to maybe increase to 18kts average, gusting 21kts an hour later... [more]


Tough start to the semi-finals for British America's Cup team
Land Rover BAR,
A promising start on the first two legs of race one saw Land Rover BAR matching ETNZ to gate two, but as they rounded the leeward gate they suffered a failure in the wing forcing the team to retire from race one.... [more]


Rafa Trujillo opens Finn World Masters defence with two bullets
Robert Deaves,
After the practice races on Sunday was abandoned due to strong winds, a similar forecast for Monday didn't lend much hope for the racing to keep to schedule. An early AP ashore fuelled that dismay, but then the wind moderated to 18-20 knots and the fleet was sent afloat.... [more]


Olympic rivalry renewed in World Cup Series Final Santander
Daniel Smith – World Sailing,
The teams were locked in a famous duel at Rio 2016 where it was a four-way shootout for the three available medals. Grael and Kunze beat Maloney and Meech by just two seconds to claim a memorable gold medal in front of an ecstatic home crowd. Denmark's Jena Mai Hansen and Katja Salskov Iversen completed the podium with Tamara Echegoyen and Berta Betanzos (ESP) finishing out of the medals.... [more]


Rolex China Sea Race - Famous Classic Yacht Dorade Takes on Asia
RHKYC Media,
The 12th entry for 29th edition of the Rolex China Sea Race has been received - from the famous classic yacht Dorade. The China Sea Race was established in 1962 with five yachts racing from Hong Kong to Corrigedor, Philippines. The winner was C.F. Von Sydow's on his yacht Reverie a 40' foot classic Yawl designed by Sparkman & Stephens and launched in 1957. Now comes another S&S - Dorade.... [more]
 




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