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Julien Villon crowned 2017 King of The Bay Julien Villon crowned 2017 King of The Bay The god of wind was in a tricky mood for last day of racing but International sailor Julien Villon did not get held up The idea behind this event, which is the first of its kind, is to gather all types of foiling boats and get them racing on the same race course. by Foiling Bay Posted today at 7:09 pm Volvo Ocean Race to strengthen historic connection with Southern Ocean Volvo Ocean Race to strengthen historic connection with Southern Ocean The changes include a commitment to race activity in every calendar year and a proposed non-stop lap around Antarctica The race has launched a Host City tender process for three editions after the upcoming 2017-18 race – with a commitment to there being race activity of some kind in each and every calendar year. That marks a clear evolution from the current situation, which features a gap of over two years between races. by Volvo Ocean Race Posted today at 6:11 pm America's Cup - Emirates Team New Zealand back on the Great Sound America's Cup - Emirates Team New Zealand back on the Great Sound After being forced off the water for several days, Emirates Team New Zealand's AC50 returned to the Great Sound After being forced off the water for several days, Emirates Team New Zealand's AC50 returned to the Great Sound, today. As well as having her damage from the second day of Practice Session 5 repaired, several new features have been added. Certainly she looked impressive in the lighter winds that prevailed today. by Sail-World.com/NZ Posted today at 12:35 pm America's Cup - Video from the Great Sound - May 21 America's Cup - Video from the Great Sound - May 21 Video coverage from Bermuda's Great Sound Video coverage from Day 2 of Practice Session 5 in Bermuda. The racing was marred by a serious collision involving Land Rover BAR and Emirates Team New Zealand - with the Kiwis getting a hole punched in the topside of their boat close to the water line, after they were rammed by the British Challenger. by MyislandhomeBDA Posted today at 12:34 pm World comes to Portsmouth for Clipper Yacht Race crew allocation World comes to Portsmouth for Clipper Yacht Race crew allocation Safety was the core of the opening message from both Sir Robin and Clipper Race Director Mark Light. Along the way, the fleet of twelve 70-foot yachts will cross six oceans and stop in ports in six continents. by Kathryn Foulkes / Clipper Ventures Posted today at 11:50 am To the wire at the Vice Admiral's Cup To the wire at the Vice Admiral's Cup Bullit came out ahead on second beat in today's first race but was leading at first weather mark rounding in the second. The leaderboard was so tight across the seven classes of one designs and level rating boats that in many, discards decided the outcome. by James Boyd Posted today at 10:51 am Antigua Bermuda Race - A thousand miles of emotions Antigua Bermuda Race - A thousand miles of emotions Over 200 sailors from nine different countries attended the Crew Party held at Copper and Lumber Store Hotel The Antigua Bermuda Race organised by the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club in association with Antigua Sailing Week is a new fixture in the offshore sailing calendar. Supported by Bermuda Tourism and Gosling's Rum. Well over 200 sailors from nine different countries attended the Crew Party held at the historic Copper and Lumber Store Hotel in Nelson's Dockyard by Louay Habib Posted today at 5:45 am Bosson wins the Toro Andaluz 2017 Bosson wins the Toro Andaluz 2017 The ultimate day here at Toro Andaluz in Tarifa, most southerly city of Europe, started off easy with skippers meeting The ultimate day here at the Toro Andaluz in Tarifa, the most southerly city of Europe, started off easy with the skippers meeting at 12.00 o’clock. With the Levante that has been blowing relentlessly strong through the whole night and with no improvement in the morning, the start was postponed to see if the conditions would change a little. by EFPT Posted today at 4:47 am Commanding Platoon wins Rolex Tp52 Worlds Commanding Platoon wins Rolex Tp52 Worlds The 2017 Rolex TP52 Worlds were won by Harm Müller-Spreer’s Platoon from Germany. The 2017 Rolex TP52 Worlds were won by Harm Müller-Spreer’s Platoon from Germany. In some respects, they made it look easy, never seeming to put a foot wrong and winning by a seven-point margin from Quantum Racing. This is not even half the story. by Quinag Communication Posted today at 3:25 am Nocher clinches GoldCup Series opener with perfect start Nocher clinches GoldCup Series opener with perfect start Reigning KiteFoil GoldCup champion Maxime Nocher sealed victory in the year’s first event with a perfect final day Reigning KiteFoil GoldCup champion Maxime Nocher sealed victory in the year’s first event with a perfect final day, racking up four bullets from four races in light breezes that threatened to die at any moment. by IKA Posted today at 2:52 am RORC Vice Admiral's Cup - Invictus celebrates in Cowes RORC Vice Admiral's Cup - Invictus celebrates in Cowes Sir Keith Mills' British Ker 40+ Invictus has won the opening scoring round of the 2017 FAST40+ Race Circuit Sir Keith Mills' British Ker 40+ Invictus, helmed by Alex Mills has won the opening scoring round of the 2017 FAST40+ Race Circuit, winning the FAST40+ Class at the Royal Ocean Racing Club Vice Admiral's Cup. Eleven teams took part from England, Germany, the Netherlands and Scotland. The intensity of the competition was such that over the eight race series, run on a variety of courses by Fast 40+ Class Posted today at 1:54 am 2017 Melges 24 European Sailing Series - Final day 2017 Melges 24 European Sailing Series - Final day The second event of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series leads Gian Luca Perego's Maidollis on top of the podium The second event of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series goes off with a strong Ora wind around of 18 knots that leads Gian Luca Perego's Maidollis ITA854 (1-5-DNS today) on top of the podium of the event valid also as Melges 24 Italian Open Nationals hosted by Fraglia della Vela Riva in co-operation with the Italian Melges 24 Class Association and International Melges 24 Class Association. by Melges 24 Posted today at 1:10 am OK Dinghy World Championship – 80 sailors from eight countries OK Dinghy World Championship – 80 sailors from eight countries OK Dinghy fleet is descending on the island for two weeks of great racing, great camaraderie and no doubt, a little rum. OK Dinghy fleet is descending on the island for two weeks of great racing, great camaraderie and no doubt, a little rum. by Robert Deaves Posted on 21 May Toro Andaluz – Esteve takes victory in the second single elimination Toro Andaluz – Esteve takes victory in the second single elimination Day 3 started just as predicted by locals – already in early morning hours, Levante, coming from the Mediterranean Sea Day three started just as predicted by the locals – already in the early morning hours, the Levante, coming from the Mediterranean Sea, was howling with more than 30knots. The water came flying over the courseway leading to Punta Tarifa. The strong offshore wind transformed Balneario to a flatwater playground, which did definitely suit some of the sailors. by EFPT Posted on 21 May KiteFoil GoldCup - Riders maintain focus despite testing conditions KiteFoil GoldCup - Riders maintain focus despite testing conditions That top-level kitefoil racing is first and foremost a psychological game almost goes without saying. That top-level kitefoil racing is first and foremost a psychological game almost goes without saying. But in the hothouse atmosphere of the KiteFoil GoldCup series’ opening exchanges the teasing wind—or absence of it—only underscored how those at the pinnacle are masters at maintaining their poise. by IKA Posted on 21 May Foiling Bay - Winners keep the lead! Foiling Bay - Winners keep the lead! Flat water, sun, wind and 18 races completed on Day 3 of the Foiling Bay competition. Julien Bontemps (Windsurf), Kieran Leborgne (Kitesurf), Julien Villon (International Moth) and Cup Legend Crew (Flying Phantom) stay in the lead! by Foiling Bay Posted on 21 May Rolex TP52 World Championship – Day 5 action-shots by Nico Martinez Rolex TP52 World Championship – Day 5 action-shots by Nico Martinez Nico Martinez provided this gallery of action-shots from 2017 Rolex TP52 World Championship – Day 5. Nico Martinez provided this gallery of action-shots from 2017 Rolex TP52 World Championship – Day 5. by 52 Super Series Posted on 21 May Super steady Platoon win Rolex TP52 World Championship title Super steady Platoon win Rolex TP52 World Championship title Platoon crew got better of five-time title holders Quantum Racing during an exciting winner takes all final day showdown Harm Müller-Spreer’s Platoon crew got the better of the five-time title holders Quantum Racing during an exciting winner takes all final day showdown to win the Rolex TP52 World Championship title for the first time. Their seemingly unerring consistency across the challenging, hard-to-read conditions proved telling. by 52 Super Series Posted on 21 May Perfect scorelines on breezy Day 2 at the Vice Admiral's Cup Perfect scorelines on breezy Day 2 at the Vice Admiral's Cup Today crews found themselves wrestling their boats around the courses in 15-20 knot winds Conditions turned autumnal for day two of the Vice Admirals' Cup. With seven fleets competing at the RORC's annual regatta for invited one design and level rating classes, today crews found themselves wrestling their boats around the courses in 15-20 knot winds until a squall caused conditions to gust up to 28 knots, plus rain and reducing visibility. by James Boyd Posted on 21 May Podium finish for Azzurra in the Rolex TP52 World Championship Podium finish for Azzurra in the Rolex TP52 World Championship Fresh northwesterly 15-18 knot wind forecast for today didn’t fill in until after 2pm, allowing only one race to be run. Azzurra won big time on the last day for a well earned third overall. Platoon is the new world champion; the circuit’s next event will be in Porto Cervo. by Azzurra Posted on 20 May
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