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Greenhalgh new leader at MS Amlin International Moth Regatta Greenhalgh new leader at MS Amlin International Moth Regatta Rob Greenhalgh, defending champion at MS Amlin International Moth Regatta overtook countryman Dylan Fletcher-Scott today England’s Rob Greenhalgh, the defending champion at the MS Amlin International Moth Regatta, overtook countryman Dylan Fletcher-Scott today for the overall lead in epic conditions on Great Sound. by RBYC Posted today at 1:33 am Paul Elvstrom - Sailing’s true Champion Paul Elvstrom - Sailing’s true Champion Ralph Roberts (NZL) competed with Paul Elvstrom in the 1960 Olympics in the singlehanded Finn class. Ralph Roberts tell of how he first met his great friend Paul Elvstrom in 1958 - Late in the afternoon I had a tap on my shoulder by a big man who spoke to me in broken English” do you need a hand I can help you make this Finn go faster”. To my surprise it was Paul Elvstrom Triple Olympic Gold medalist from Denmark, whom I had only seen a photo of him before. by Ralph Roberts Posted on 8 Dec Paul Elvstrom - Jesper Bank reflects for the Elvstrom Sails team Paul Elvstrom - Jesper Bank reflects for the Elvstrom Sails team Paul Elvstrøm has passed away at the age of 88 years. “We are saddened to hear that this great sailor and personality has passed away” Jesper Bank expresses with his deepest condolences to the Elvstrøm family. “Pride is the first thing that comes into my mind. Having had the privilege of working with Paul Elvstrøm and some of us at Elvstrøm Sails even under his leadership has been a unique inspiration and fills us with pride”. by Jesper Bank, The Elvstrom Sails team Posted on 8 Dec Paul Elvstrom - Tribute from A Sailor Paul Elvstrom - Tribute from A Sailor Former Canadian Olympic competitor, Paul Henderson, had the experience of competing against the world's greatest sailor, Former Canadian Olympic representative, Paul Henderson, had the experience of competing against the world's greatest sailor, Paul Elvstrom on several occasions, and then like all good sailing friends the two Pauls kept in touch over the years. Henderson recounts some of his experiences with the Great Dane on the occasion of Elvstrom's passing on Wednesday morning. by Paul Henderson Posted on 8 Dec Solo Round the World record attempt makes long-term sponorship work Solo Round the World record attempt makes long-term sponorship work The recent focus in the sailing news has been on the boats racing in the Vendée Globe and the epic battle Tomas Coville is aboard Sodebo vying for the single-handed, non-stop circumnavigation record. Coville rounded Cape Horn at the tip of South America yesterday and is currently turning his bow north as he deals with the strong currents in the Estrecho de le Maire, or the Straits of le Maire by Brian Hancock Posted on 8 Dec Vendée Globe – Thomson locked in battle for first place Vendée Globe – Thomson locked in battle for first place Alex, who has been locked in battle with Armel Le Cléac'h, was sitting in second place as he passed the half way mark Alex, who has been locked in battle with Frenchman Armel Le Cléac'h since the race began on November 6th, was sitting in second place as he passed the half way mark - the tip of New Zealand’s south island. by Alex Thomson Racing Posted on 8 Dec Solo round-the-world record attempt – Thomas Coville rounds Cape Horn Solo round-the-world record attempt – Thomas Coville rounds Cape Horn The skipper of Sodebo Ultim’ sets a new solo reference time between Ushant and Cape Horn. With an average speed over the ground of 25.33 knots, the skipper of Sodebo Ultim’ sets a new solo reference time between Ushant and Cape Horn. by Sodebo Posted on 8 Dec Double capsize in thrilling Act 8 opener at Extreme Sailing Series Double capsize in thrilling Act 8 opener at Extreme Sailing Series Sydney Harbour delivered 'classic conditions' in an electrifying opening day of the finale that saw two teams capsize. Sydney Harbour delivered 'classic conditions' in an electrifying opening day of the finale that saw two teams capsize. Clear blue skies were met with a blustery north-easterly breeze of around 22 knots as the eight international crews hit the iconic waters of Australia's largest city, for the eighth and final Act of this season. by Extreme Sailing Series Posted on 8 Dec Tribute to Paul Elvstrom Tribute to Paul Elvstrom The legendary Danish sailor Paul Elvstrom has passed away at the age of 88 years. Paul Elvström was 88 years and died peacefully at his home in Hellerup, north of Copenhagen, Wednesday morning. Paul's sailing and sports career has been unique, where he won four Olympic gold, 13 world championships, seven European Championships as well as numerous international regattas throughout his career. Paul is also the only sailor who has won world championships in five Olympic boat cl by Dan Ibsen Posted on 8 Dec Oman Air lay foundations for gripping duel at Extreme Sailing Series Oman Air lay foundations for gripping duel at Extreme Sailing Series Oman Air made a flying start to their final bid for championship honours on a wild and windy day in Sydney Oman Air made a flying start to their final bid for championship honours on a wild and windy day in Sydney to lay the foundations for a gripping duel with rival Alinghi in the ‘winner takes all’ finals by Oman Sail Posted on 8 Dec Capsize on the Harbour - including Beth Morley images Capsize on the Harbour - including Beth Morley images In race three of Act 8 of the Extreme Sailing Series™ in Sydney, Land Rover BAR Academy and Visit Madeira capsized In race three of the first day of Act 8 of the Extreme Sailing Series™ in Sydney, Land Rover BAR Academy and Visit Madeira capsized at around 1500 local time. At the time of the capsizes the wind was around 22 knots. The Extreme Sailing Series' safety protocol was immediately initiated and the event's Safety Team was immediately on site to provide assistance, as were the teams' support boats. by Extreme Sailing Series and John Curnow Posted on 8 Dec SWC Final – Nacra sailors react to Olympic foiling announcement SWC Final – Nacra sailors react to Olympic foiling announcement Last month the World Sailing Council met in Barcelona, Spain, and confirmed the Nacra 17 will convert to foiling Last month the World Sailing Council met in Barcelona, Spain, and confirmed the Nacra 17 will convert to foiling for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the only foiling class among the 10 Olympic sailing classes. by Lisa Ratcliff/SWC Final media Posted on 8 Dec Sailing World Cup Melbourne pays tribute to Paul Elvstrom Sailing World Cup Melbourne pays tribute to Paul Elvstrom Sixty years ago, Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron welcomed legendary Paul Elvstrom for the Melbourne 1956 Olympic Games. Sixty years ago, the Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron welcomed the legendary Paul Elvstrom for the Melbourne 1956 Olympic Games. At the time the Danish sailor was carving a legacy that included four consecutive Olympic gold medals, numerous world championships and sporting innovations that are now the norm within the sport. by Daniel Smith - World Sailing Posted on 8 Dec Vendee Globe - Spirit of Yukoh safely in Cape Town Vendee Globe - Spirit of Yukoh safely in Cape Town Kojiro Shiraishi who had to abandon Vendee Globe when top part of his mast broke off has safely arrived in Cape Town. Japanese skipper Kojiro Shiraishi who had to abandon the Vendee Globe when the top part of his mast broke off has safely arrived in Cape Town. Shiraishi arrived at 1055 UTC. by Vendee Globe Posted on 8 Dec The Great Dane dies at 88 + Video The Great Dane dies at 88 + Video One of the heroes of sailing, Paul Elvstrøm (DEN) has died at the age of 88 years. One of the heroes of sailing, Paul Elvstrøm (DEN) has died at the age of 88 years. Known as the Great Dane, and winner of four Olympic Gold Medals, and many world championships in multiple classes from dinghies to keelboats, Elvstrøm put a footprint on the sport like no other. by Richard Gladwell, Sail-world.com/nz Posted on 7 Dec RORC Transatlantic Race – Leopard tracks its prey RORC Transatlantic Race – Leopard tracks its prey Leopard 3 were enjoying a brunch at the aptly named Victory Bar and Restaurant, Port Louis Marina. Leopard 3 were enjoying a brunch at the aptly named Victory Bar and Restaurant, Port Louis Marina. The conversation was very much towards the competition for the overall win on corrected time. by Louay Habib Posted on 7 Dec Vendee Globe - Kito de Pavant now aboard the Marion Dufresne Vendee Globe - Kito de Pavant now aboard the Marion Dufresne Kito de Pavant was successfully recovered from his stricken yacht around 0100hrs TU Wednesday morning Kito de Pavant, the 55 years old French skipper of Bastide-Otio, who suffered damage to his keel when racing in the remote South Indian Ocean while racing in the Vendee Globe solo round the world race, was successfully recovered from his stricken yacht around 0100hrs TU Wednesday morning by Vendee Globe Posted on 7 Dec Vendée Globe – Sébastien Josse announces retirement Vendée Globe – Sébastien Josse announces retirement Major damage to the port foil, which occurred at 0930 UTC on Monday morning meant that he was in a tricky situation Major damage to the port foil, which occurred at 0930 UTC on Monday morning meant that he was in a tricky situation facing extreme weather conditions – 40 knots of wind and 8m high waves to the south of Australia, sailing along the edge of the Antarctic Exclusion Zone. by Vendée Globe Posted on 7 Dec Vendée Globe – Thomas Ruyant faces ingress of water Vendée Globe – Thomas Ruyant faces ingress of water Shortly before 0700 UTC, Thomas Ruyant informed his boat captain that damage to the boat had led to an ingress of water. Shortly before 0700 UTC this morning, Thomas Ruyant - Le Souffle du Nord pour le Projet Imagine – informed his boat captain, Laurent Bourguès, that damage to the boat had led to an ingress of water. by Vendée Globe Posted on 7 Dec Hyde Sails Distributor in Denmark places 1000th order! Hyde Sails Distributor in Denmark places 1000th order! Congratulations to Kjeld Larsen, Hyde Sails distributor in Denmark, on placing his 1000th order with the loft! Congratulations to Kjeld Larsen, Hyde Sails distributor in Denmark, on placing his 1000th order with the loft! Kjeld has been working with Hyde Sails as a distributor since placing his first order in March 2008. by Jo Roberts, Hyde Sails Posted on 7 Dec
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