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Kialoa patriarch, Jim Kilroy dies at 94 years Kialoa patriarch, Jim Kilroy dies at 94 years One of the legends of sailing Jim Kilroy died on September 29, 2016 at the age of 94 years. Jim Kilroy died on September 29, 2016 at the age of 94 years. Former Kialoa crew member Peter Allison gives a personal perspective on what it was like to be involved in the Kialoa team and sailing with Jim Kilroy.Then he and Andy Rose give their impressions of the big crash between Kialoa and Windward Passage ahead of the 1977 Sydney Hobart. Includes audio interview with Jim Kilroy by Sail-World, Peter Allison and Andy Rose Posted today at 2:17 pm Hong Kong Team in control at RS-One Worlds Hong Kong Team in control at RS-One Worlds With two days ashore for 66 racers due to Typhoon Mengi, RS: One Worlds continued with an intense day of racing With two days ashore for the 66 racers from three continents due to Typhoon Mengi, the 2016 RS: One World Championships from 26 - 30 September in Penghu, Taiwan continued with an intense day of racing. by ISAF Posted today at 9:55 am 2016 Groupama Race final results! 2016 Groupama Race final results! In real-time, the New-Zealander trimaran Vodafone, has ended up the 654 miles race in two days 33mn 12s In real-time, the New-Zealander trimaran Vodafone, has ended up the 654 miles race in two days 33mn 12s, sailing the West coast with an average speed above 20kts. by Groupama Race Posted today at 7:35 am 2016 J-70 World Championship – More action-shots by Erik Simonson 2016 J-70 World Championship – More action-shots by Erik Simonson Erik Simonson provided this gallery of images from 2016 J-70 World Championship – Day 4. Erik Simonson provided this gallery of images from 2016 J-70 World Championship – Day 4. by Erik Simonson Posted today at 5:43 am 2016 J-70 World Championship – Day 4 action-shots by Erik Simonson 2016 J-70 World Championship – Day 4 action-shots by Erik Simonson Erik Simonson provided this gallery of images from 2016 J-70 World Championship – Day 4. Erik Simonson provided this gallery of images from 2016 J-70 World Championship – Day 4. by Erik Simonson Posted today at 5:33 am 2016 J70 World Championship - Day 4 2016 J70 World Championship - Day 4 Three races were held today on Berkeley Circle for the J70 fleet. The wind for the first two races was 10-12 knots Three races were held today on Berkeley Circle for the J70 fleet. The wind for the first two races was 10-12 knots and it was osculating giving plenty of opportunities to all the competitors. by Paul Cayard Posted today at 5:20 am 2016 Melges 32 World Championship - A wet departure from Norm 2016 Melges 32 World Championship - A wet departure from Norm New England nor'easters are signified by not only by their strong winds, but also their driving rain New England nor'easters are signified by not only by their strong winds, but also their driving rain, and on the second day of the 2016 Melges 32 World Championship hosted by Sail Newport, competitors returned to the Newport Shipyard with three hearty races completed and no need to wash off the boats, foul weather gear or sails. The rain did all the work. by Melges 32 Posted today at 4:50 am Endurance sailing at Day 4 of the 2016 Alcatel J/70 Worlds Endurance sailing at Day 4 of the 2016 Alcatel J/70 Worlds Sailors are a hearty type, but even hearty bodies get tired, especially when exposed to world-class competition Sailors are a hearty type, but even hearty bodies get tired, especially when exposed to world-class competition that requires A-game performances for several days in a row. by STFYC Posted today at 4:21 am Spartan wins the Gstaad Yacht Club’s Centenary Trophy at photo finish Spartan wins the Gstaad Yacht Club’s Centenary Trophy at photo finish Spartan has won the sixth edition in an exciting photo-finish with 2014 winner Olympian, skippered by Bruno Troublé. USA's flagged NYYC50 Spartan has won the sixth edition of the Gstaad Yacht Club Centenary Trophy in an exciting photo-finish with 2014 winner Olympian, skippered by Bruno Troublé. by Gstaad Yacht Club Posted on 30 Sep Les Voiles de St Tropez France – Crash sequence images by Ingrid Abery Les Voiles de St Tropez France – Crash sequence images by Ingrid Abery Photographer Ingrid Abery has provided this gallery of images from crash sequence Photographer Ingrid Abery has provided this gallery of images from crash sequence by Ingrid Abery Posted on 30 Sep Mediterranean Record Challenge – The trimaran MACIF on stand-by Mediterranean Record Challenge – The trimaran MACIF on stand-by Two weeks on from their arrival in La Ciotat, François Gabart and the trimaran MACIF are entering a period of stand-by Two weeks on from their arrival in La Ciotat, François Gabart and the trimaran MACIF are entering a period of stand-by from Monday 3 October, with the aim of attacking the solo Mediterranean crossing, which was set three years ago by Armel Le Cléac’h with a time of 18 hours 58 minutes and 13 seconds. by Service presse trimaran MACIF Posted on 30 Sep Book your Wildwind Holiday now for February Half Term And Easter! Book your Wildwind Holiday now for February Half Term And Easter! If you are thinking about joining Wildwind for February half term or Easter then it's already time to start making plans If you are thinking about joining Wildwind for the following peak season periods – February half term or Easter – then it's already time to start making plans. by Simon Morgan, Wildwind Posted on 30 Sep Count down to Nassau – All-Time Champions - SSL Finals Count down to Nassau – All-Time Champions - SSL Finals The fourth edition in Nassau will feature for the first time a full sailing festival, with junior and traditional racing The VIP skippers are invited for their sailing achievements in different classes, and the Star sailors invited are the ones in the top 12 of the 2016 SSL Rankings. Throughout the year, Star Sailors from across the world gather ranking points at events and the top performers make the trip to Nassau for the SSL Finals. by Star Sailors League Posted on 30 Sep Didac Costa to take part in Vendee Globe despite lightning damage Didac Costa to take part in Vendee Globe despite lightning damage Dídac Costa has shown today he is absolutely determined to overcome one more obstacle on his way to the start line. The Spanish sailor Didac Costa has reaffirmed that he will be taking part in the Vendee Globe despite lightning damaging part of his boat’s electronics. His team has called for new sponsors to overcome this latest difficulty. Costa will be the fourth Spanish sailor who has attempted to complete this gruelling race by Vendée Globe Posted on 30 Sep Vendée Globe – Kito de Pavant heading for Les Sables d’Olonne Vendée Globe – Kito de Pavant heading for Les Sables d’Olonne Conditions look ideal for the delivery trip for the Bastide Otio monohull, which is due to arrive in seven to 10 days. The start is drawing near and Kito de Pavant is already on his way to Les Sables d’Olonne. On Monday in Port Camargue, the crowds were out on the quayside and on the water to offer their best wishes to Kito and his IMOCA 60 Bastide Otio. by Bastide Otio press service Posted on 30 Sep The Azimut Challenge, a useful rehearsal before the Vendée Globe The Azimut Challenge, a useful rehearsal before the Vendée Globe The event was an opportunity for some of those about to take part to see how they measured up against each other. Starting from Lorient, the event was an opportunity for some of those about to take part to see how they measured up against each other. by Vendée Globe Posted on 30 Sep 2016 B14 World Championship - Wrap-up Video 2016 B14 World Championship - Wrap-up Video The B14's enjoyed champagne conditions at their 2016 World Championships hosted at Circolo Vela Torbole, Lake Garda. The B14's enjoyed champagne conditions at their 2016 World Championships hosted at Circolo Vela Torbole, Lake Garda. by Simon Butterworth, VRsport.tv Posted on 30 Sep J70 Worlds - Paul Cayard reports on two races in a hot fleet - Day 3 J70 Worlds - Paul Cayard reports on two races in a hot fleet - Day 3 Two races were held today on Berkeley Circle for the J70 fleet. The first one was in non-planing conditions Two races were held today on Berkeley Circle for the J70 fleet. The first one was in non-planing conditions of eight - twelve knots and the second had winds of fifteen - twenty knots. by Paul Cayard Posted on 30 Sep 2016 Melges 32 World Championship - Newport nor'easter 2016 Melges 32 World Championship - Newport nor'easter There are many attractions that Newport offers for sailors around world, iconic sailing venue with rich sailing history There are many attractions that Newport offers for sailors around the world - an iconic sailing venue with a rich sailing history, great entertainment and of course, world renowned clam chowder. One unique Newport characteristic that greeted Melges 32 competitors on the first day of the 2016 Melges 32 World Championship was front edge of a strong nor'easter that brought 20-27 kt winds by Melges 32 Posted on 30 Sep Alcatel J/70 Worlds - Wind and tide ask hard questions on Day 3 Alcatel J/70 Worlds - Wind and tide ask hard questions on Day 3 Mother Nature had some surprises in store for the 68 boats on the Berkeley Circle, San Francisco Mother Nature had some surprises in store for the 68 boats on the Berkeley Circle, San Francisco for the third day of racing at the Alcatel J/70 Worlds, hosted by St. Francis Yacht Club. Wind and tide combined to ask some hard questions of the crews - on both their light and heavy-air skills, as well as their patience. by STFYC Posted on 30 Sep
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