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Six months suspended sentence sought against top multihull sailor
by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL
A hearing in the Lorient Criminal Court has heard the Prosecution call for a six month suspended sentence A hearing in the Lorient Criminal Court has hear the Prosecution call for a six month suspended sentence against Yann Guichard (FRA) after an accident on June 16, 2015 at the restart of the Volvo Ocean Race in Lorient. Guichard, one of the world's most experienced multihull sailors was skipper of Spindrift 2, formerly Banque Populaire V, and at 131ft or 40 metres is the world's largest racing m
Posted today at 6:40 am
Gladwell's Line - Another day, another Olympic selection decision
by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL
The Olympic non-selection issues continued to generate heat on both sides of the Tasman, and now further afield. The Olympic non-selection issues continued to generate heat on both sides of the Tasman, and now further afield. In Australia, the Court of Arbitration for Sport has handed down its Decision without providing reasons after a week of deliberation on the non-selection of their top crew in the 49erFX Women's skiff.
Posted today at 12:13 pm
26 boats ready to set sail for Transat Québec Saint-Malo Ocean Race
by Marie-Michelle Gagné
Things are heating up at the port of Québec and the Quai Paquet wharf across the river in Lévis Things are heating up at the port of Québec and the Quai Paquet wharf across the river in Lévis, with just days to go until the festivities commence for the lead-up to the ninth edition of the prestigious Transat Québec Saint-Malo ocean race, presented in collaboration with the City of Lévis.
Posted today at 3:03 am
The Extreme Sailing Series™ heads for Madeira
by Extreme Sailing Series
The Act in Madeira, the 2015 “World’s Leading Island Destination” replaces Istanbul as the Host Venue for Act six. The Act in Madeira, the 2015 “World’s Leading Island Destination” replaces Istanbul as the Host Venue for Act six, originally planned for the same dates and will be run in partnership with Madeira Tourism and the Regional Sailing Association.
Posted on 28 Jun
Helsinki Women’s Match – Danish Camilla Klinkby alone at the top
by WIM Series
Among a dozen participating teams from half as many countries, Camilla Klinkby and her team immediately took command. The grey skies, the cold winds and the heavy rain during Monday’s practise session, were all forgiven and forgotten as the round-robin got underway with the first matches today
Posted on 28 Jun
Solitaire Bompard Le Figaro– Yoann blazes trail through Chenal du Four
by rivacom.fr
Yoann Richomme on Skipper Macif 2014 is holding onto the lead he grabbed earlier in the 430-miles stage. This afternoon Richomme led a tight top-group of four boats through the notorious and spectacular, rock-strewn Chenal du Four off the Brittany coast south of Ushant in brisk conditions, with a two-nautical mile advantage over Morvan.
Posted on 28 Jun
Provezza’s pair of threes trumps 52 Super Series fleet in Porto Cervo
by 52 Super Series
Ergin Imre’s team bounced right back today opening the race with a nice pair of solid third places to lead the regatta. After two good races, Porto Cervo delivering a consistent 9-11kts of NNW’ly breeze and warm sunshine, and Provezza leads Rán Racing by two points. Niklas Zennström’s crew finished second behind Bronenosec in the first race and sixth in the second race which was won by Quantum Racing.
Posted on 28 Jun
Iffy day for Azzurra at Settimana delle Bocche
by Azzurra
It was iffy day for Azzurra who ended at first day of racing event that is also the second stage of the 52 Super Series After the strong north westerly Mistral winds that kept the fleet of twelve TP52s at port yesterday and eliminated the chances of a practice race, today there were lovely conditions in the Costa Smeralda with north westerly breezes at eight to 12 knots.
Posted on 28 Jun
TP52 Super Series Porto Cervo – Races one and two images by Max Ranchi
by Max Ranchi
Photographer Max Ranchi has provided this gallery of images from races one and two Photographer Max Ranchi has provided this gallery of images from races one and two
Posted on 28 Jun
A Q&A with Simon Parker about the Clipper Race and trans-USA cycling
by David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor
Sail-World.com talked with Simon Parker to hear about his audacious sailing and cycling adventure with the Clipper Race. Few adventures top crossing oceans, unless one also involves a multi-sport element such as climbing mountains. Simon Parker, a British journalist, raced across the Pacific Ocean with the Clipper Round The World Race, followed by a transcontinental bike ride, before rejoining his mates aboard Garmin for a transatlantic race. Sail-World.com recently caught up with him to learn more.
Posted on 28 Jun
Four races under light air condition conclude German Open Championship
by International Melges 20 Class Association
Eight sanctioned World Series Ranking events are now complete bringing the total to 79 participating international teams The eighth event scheduled on the Melges 20 World Series Ranking is now complete with a huge round of congratulations for Wilma Homann and her full Corinthian team sailing Fantastichina.
Posted on 28 Jun
RCIYC Rossborough Insurance Round the Island Race Preview
by William Harris
Scheduled for 7th August the 40-mile race is open to both local and visiting sports boats, cruiser/racers and catamarans Starting at 0800 hours in St Aubin’s Bay, the fleet will head eastwards to the Violet Channel buoy on the southeast corner of the Island, thence anti-clockwise around the Island returning to St Aubin’s Bay to finish.
Posted on 28 Jun
Mixed fortunes for Clipper Race fleet as Atlantic High causes pain
by The Clipper Race
The frontrunners have managed to escape the grasp of the light winds associated with the ridge of the Azores High As the front of the fleet heads north the wind has been building, and the battle for positions is intense at the make or break stage of the race with roughly 1300 nautical miles to go until Derry-Londonderry.
Posted on 28 Jun
Freestyle and Big Air World Championship Final venue announced
by International Kiteboarding Association
While the final event - where the 2016 World Champions will be crowned - has been confirmed to be held in Porto Pollo Porto Pollo is probably one of the windiest spots in Europe, and the event site features prevailing side/side-offshore winds often reaching 30-40 knots in perfectly flat water.
Posted on 28 Jun
Two new teams to make their competitive debuts on the GC32 Racing Tour
by GC32 Racing
For the GC32 Malcesine Cup, taking place as part of Foiling Week, ten GC32 teams will be competing. Japan joins the event in the form of Naofumi Kamei’s Mamma Aiuto! Like Jason Carroll’s Argo team, Mamma Aiuto! comes from the Melges 32 high performance keel boat, where it finished a very respectable third in the class’ last World Championship.
Posted on 28 Jun
Impressive lineup of speakers for Foiling Week Garda
by Foiling Week
Foiling Week™, the first and only global event dedicated to foiling boats, announced the 2016 Forum Programme. The Foiling Week Forum is a unique event that creates an opportunity for the best foiling regatta sailors to share knowledge and information with designers/builders and enable technicians and theorists to put into practice their projects, generating an exchange of feedback that accelerates the development process of foiling.
Posted on 28 Jun
Volvo Ocean Race adds full Southern Ocean Leg and 5000nm to new course
by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/NZL
Volvo Ocean Race has announced a new course for the 2017/18 round the world event. Several major changes are planned including a return to a full Southern Ocean leg, and the addition of a massive Leg 5 of 13,300nm - the longest leg ever sailed in the Volvo Ocean Race. By way of comparison a minimum circumnavigation around the planet is approximately 21,600nm to be recognised as, a record for the course by WSSRC.
Posted on 28 Jun
Optimist Worlds - Images and results from Day 2
by Sail-World.com NZL
Racing is into its second day at the Optimist Worlds in Vilamoura, Portugal Racing is into its second day at the Optimist Worlds in Vilamoura, Portugal. There are 251 sailors competing from 56 nations.
Posted on 27 Jun
12 teams to fight for valuable points on Finnish waters at WIM Series
by WIM Series
Hosting the Helsinki Women’s Match is Nyländska Jaktklubben– the yacht club that brought the exciting sailing discipline Hosting the Helsinki Women’s Match is Nyländska Jaktklubben (NJK) – the yacht club that brought the exciting sailing discipline of match racing to Finland already some 25 years ago. In 2011 the European Women’s Match Racing Championship was sailed in Helsinki, in 2014 the club hosted the Youth Match Racing World Championship
Posted on 27 Jun
My Best Olympic Race – Vasilij Zbogar
by Daniel Smith – World Sailing
Memorable moments won’t always be the golden ones. They can be hitting a personal best, breaking a national record Speak to any athlete and ask them about a moment that defines their career. Whether it happened five days, five months, five years or even fifty years ago the chances are the memory of that moment is clearly engraved in their minds.
Posted on 27 Jun
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