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Three remaining slots determined for World Match Racing Tour
by Barby MacGowan
After three days and 64 races in Newport today, three remaining berths of 20 were decided for next week’s WMRT Newport. 2016 World Match Racing Tour - After three days and 64 races in Newport today, the three remaining berths of 20 were decided for next week’s World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) Newport.
Posted today at 2:43 am
2016 52 Super Series - Azzurra moves up in the rankings
by Giuliano Luzzatto
2016 52 Super Series - Light and unstable breezes meant that there was just one race today, that Sled won. 2016 52 Super Series - Light and unstable breezes meant that there was just one race today, that Sled won. At just a day from the end of the event Azzurra is tied for points for fourth place. Tomorrow racing should begin at 12 noon.
Posted today at 2:21 am
2016 52 Super Series - Sunday finale sees Quantum favourites
by 52 Super Series
2016 52 Super Series - Takashi Okura’s Sled won the only race of the 52 Super Series’ Scarlino Cup today 2016 52 Super Series - Takashi Okura’s Sled won the only race of the 52 Super Series’ Scarlino Cup today but a second place by Harm Müller Spreer’s Platoon takes the German-flagged team to within four points of regatta leaders Quantum Racing with one day of racing left.
Posted today at 2:04 am
New York-Vendée race starts tomorrow
by Brian Hancock
Tomorrow afternoon New York City will be the backdrop to one of the newest ocean races on the calendar. The New York-Vendée race is essentially a feeder race for the Vendée Globe which starts in five months from France. It will provide an opportunity for the skippers to complete their qualifying voyage in order to take part in the Vendée Globe. The turnout for this inaugural event is very good with 14 IMOCA 60s lining up for the start.
Posted today at 10:14 am
2016 Yanmar Moth World Championships - Goodison wins
by Nic Douglass
Paul Goodison said he wanted a gold moth, and 2008 Olympic Gold Medallist in Laser kept his cool today to do just that 2016 Yanmar Moth World Championships - Paul Goodison said he wanted a gold moth, and the 2008 Olympic Gold Medallist in the Laser kept his cool today to do just that, despite young gun Rashley, speedster Greenhalgh (who won the only race today) and stalwart Babbage doing all they could on the race track.
Posted today at 8:24 am
Rolex Capri International Regatta final day images by Stefano Gattini
by Carlo Borlenghi
Stefano Gattini was on water at 2016 Rolex Capri International Regatta and provided this gallery of images Photographer Stefano Gattini was on water at 2016 Rolex Capri International Regatta and provided this gallery of images from final day action.
Posted today at 4:58 am
GC32 Riva Cup - Gunvor gets her groove on, and a Malizia win
by GC32 Racing Tour
After a dramatic capsize yesterday, Malizia came out all guns blazing to win first race on day three of GC32 Riva Cup. GC32 Riva Cup - After a dramatic capsize yesterday, Malizia came out all guns blazing to win the first race on day three of the GC32 Riva Cup.
Posted today at 4:08 am
2016 Atlantic Cup - Leg 1 Charleston to Brooklyn starts
by Julianna Barbieri
Nine teams representing United States, England, Sweden, Canada, France and Spain started 2016 Atlantic Cup at 12:05 ET 2016 Atlantic Cup - Nine teams representing the United States, England, Sweden, Canada, France and Spain started the 2016 Atlantic Cup presented by 11th Hour Racing at 12:05 ET today in light rain and a northeast 10-15 knot breeze.
Posted today at 3:33 am
2016 Turkcell Platinum Cup - By Farr Away the fastest on the Bosphorus
by Marina Kienitz
The Race on the Bosphorus, at the 2016 Turkcell Platinum Bosphorus Cup, got underway promptly at midday with 57 boats 2016 Turkcell Platinum Bosphorus Cup - The Race on the Bosphorus, at the 2016 Turkcell Platinum Bosphorus Cup, got underway promptly at midday with 57 boats crowding the start line off the Dolmabaçhe Palace. Istanbul put on a show for the crowds watching on the shoreline and water, and viewing the live streams.
Posted today at 3:03 am
2016 Laser Standard Masters World Championship – Final Day
by Eric Faust
The wind gods smiled once again for the last day of the Laser Standard Masters World Championship 2016 Laser Standard Masters World Championship - The wind gods smiled once again for the last day of the Laser Standard Masters World Championship, capping off the regatta with epic sailing conditions for the final two races of the event. The sailors enjoyed winds of 12-16 knots off the coast of Riviera Nayarit, Mexico to wrap up this year’s event in spectacular style.
Posted today at 1:41 am
2016 IMOCA Currency House Charity Race images by George Bekris
by Donna Erichsen
George Bekris was on water at 2016 IMOCA Currency House Charity Race and provided this gallery of images. Photographer George Bekris was on water at 2016 IMOCA Currency House Charity Race and provided this gallery of images.
Posted on 28 May
Frantic finish as 2016 Para World Sailing champions are crowned
by Richard Aspland - World Sailing
There were points cushions in both the SKUD18 for Monika Gibes and Piotr and in the 2.4 Norlin OD for Heiko Kroeger. There were points cushions in both the SKUD18 for Poland's Monika Gibes and Piotr Cichocki and in the 2.4 Norlin OD for Germany's Heiko Kroeger heading in to the last day of racing and both held on to win gold. The Sonar was a different matter with gold switching hands throughout a thrilling final race.
Posted on 28 May
Para Worlds came to a thrilling conclusion during Delta Lloyd Regatta
by Delta Lloyd Regatta
The 2.4 Norlin OD was up first with Heiko Kroger (GER) capitalising on his overnight lead to take his ninth world title. While the other para fleets were reasonably secure the 16 boat Sonar fleet kept everyone guessing right down to the final leg. Alphonsus Doerr/Hugh Freund/Brad Kendell (USA) had led overnight twice and held a four point margin into the final day. Victory was not secure until the end of the tense final leg, with a third place enough to take the world title.
Posted on 28 May
What is at stake for the line-up at New York–Vendée Transatlantic Race
by Bruno Ménard / Mer and Media
Fourteen skippers – ten French and four foreign sailors - will be lining up on Sunday at the start of the race. A genuine warm-up with five months to go to the start of the Vendée Globe, this is going to be an interesting race to follow, as all the favourites from the round the world race are there, with their foilers or boats with straight daggerboards.
Posted on 28 May
Yanmar Moth Worlds – Greenhalgh catches up Paul Goodison on Day 4
by Sail-World.com NZL
Robert Greenhalgh from UK who raced in first, second and first during the three races turned in a strong performance tod Paul Goodison from UK holds the leading position in the championships. Young British sailor, Chris Rashley is just two points behind Goodison. On Day 4 all top three spots on the leaderboard were occupied by British sailors with Australia's Scott Babbage is fourth.
Posted on 28 May
Delta Lloyd Regatta – Great conditions and tense racing on final day
by Delta Lloyd Regatta
First Dutch glory went to Dorian van Rijsselberghe (NED), who ended the week as he began it – by winning the race. First Dutch glory went to Dorian van Rijsselberghe (NED), who ended the week as he began it – by winning the race. With five wins in the 39 boat fleet he has dominated all week, never outside the top 10 and only twice outside the top four, and ending up with a points margin of 41.
Posted on 28 May
Counting down the days to the Hansa World Championships in Medemblik
by Media 2016 Hansa Worlds
The 2016 edition will include competitions for the Hansa 2.3, Hansa 303 (one and two person), Liberty and SKUD18. While the sailors get into some serious racing on the water where the competition will be tough, after the races they’ll all be socializing with each other again.
Posted on 28 May
Any one of top four can take the title at Yanmar Moth Worlds + Video
by Nic Douglass
Greenhalgh sailed exceptionally well today to take a 1, 2, 1 with Goodison taking the other heat win. Greenhalgh sailed exceptionally well today to take a 1, 2, 1 with Goodison taking the other heat win. It's all on for tomorrow, with Greenhalgh on point in the lighter weather, but also the one sailor in the top four with two major drops, following a broken rig on day two of the regatta.
Posted on 28 May
Yanmar Moth World– Can Scott spoil British party and snatch the title?
by Mark Jardine
Robert Greenhalgh had the best scoreline on the day with 1,2,1 results and is now up to third overall The super-consistent Olympic gold medallist Paul Goodison leads overall, but Chris Rashley is biting at his heals just two points behind.
Posted on 28 May
2015 -16 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Meet Lerato Masombuka
by Clipper Round the World
Lerato ‘Bridgette’ Masombuka grew up in a small township of Zithobeni situated in Gauteng Province, South Africa. Lerato ‘Bridgette’ Masombuka grew up in a small township of Zithobeni situated in Gauteng Province, South Africa. Brought up by her grandmother and then later her aunt, Lerato was raised in a community where young people often dropped out of school. With a desire to further her education and study languages, Lerato started a reading club for younger children in the area.
Posted on 28 May
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