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Volvo Ocean Race – Martin Strömberg joins Turn the Tide on Plastic Volvo Ocean Race – Martin Strömberg joins Turn the Tide on Plastic Strömberg who will be a watch captain, helmsman and trimmer, adds round the world race experience and winning motivation Strömberg says he’s passionate about the prospect of passing along his knowledge to the next generation, along with bringing Turn the Tide on Plastic team’s message of sustainability to an international audience. by Volvo Ocean Race Posted today at 10:18 am America's Cup - Dalton opens up on boat and options for next Cup America's Cup - Dalton opens up on boat and options for next Cup The Protocol for the 36th America's Cup will take place in Auckland on the morning of the 29th September Italian media are reporting that the announcement of the Protocol for the 36th America's Cup will take place in Auckland on the morning of the 29th September. Dalton confirmed the details of the yacht will be revealed two months later on November 30, but would not say if it will be a foiling monohull as speculated in the media. by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZ Posted on 18 Sep Clipper World Yacht Race – Day 30 – Wind holes unsettle the fleet Clipper World Yacht Race – Day 30 – Wind holes unsettle the fleet HotelPlanner.com has re-emerged from Stealth Mode in sixth-position and has spent 12 of the last 24 hours in a wind hole Sanya Serenity Coast has extended its lead in the closing stages of the race to Punta del Este, with the majority of the fleet caught out by wind holes. PSP Logistics and Great Britain have moved up to second and third respectively, having taken an easterly route, and are hoping to avoid the wind hole that has trapped teams to the west. by The Clipper Race Posted today at 11:30 am RS:X World Windsurfing Championships – Day 1 – Storm in a teacup RS:X World Windsurfing Championships – Day 1 – Storm in a teacup The overnight rain had disappeared leaving a blustery 25 knots of wind and huge breaking waves in the harbour entrance At the end of the day, whilst the remnants of the typhoon which passed through overnight did play a role, it was the almost impossible sailing conditions for both the sailors and race committee which would dominate the talk ashore. by Bas Edmonds / RS:X Class Posted today at 11:20 am Laser Standard Men's Worlds - Day 5 - Another champagne sailing day Laser Standard Men's Worlds - Day 5 - Another champagne sailing day Fears of wind coming from all directions on Day 2 of ‘Finals’ at Laser Standard Men’s World Championships were unfounded Fears of wind coming from all directions on the second day of ‘Finals’ at the Laser Standard Men’s World Championships were unfounded when a westerly breeze developed just after noon. All three fleets were sent afloat to another new course area three miles from Split harbor in front of island ?iovo. In the gold fleet, three races were completed. by Katie Olsen Posted today at 2:43 am Azzurra ready for the grand finale of the 52 Super Series in Menorca Azzurra ready for the grand finale of the 52 Super Series in Menorca Practice Race was abandoned when winds were blowing at over 28 knots and thunderheads were heading straight for fleet. Azzurra has arrived in Menorca at the lead of the Super Series, with just three points overall on the current World Champion, Platoon, and six points on Quantum, winner of the series by Azzurra Posted on 18 Sep Menorca 52 Super Series Sailing Week – Looking to end on a high note Menorca 52 Super Series Sailing Week – Looking to end on a high note Fleet did sail the first upwind and a downwind of a new course format which is being trialled in advance of next season After a conventional upwind leg of around two miles there follows a long downwind of around four miles with a gate midway down the leg which brings the fleet back together. by 52 Super Series Posted on 18 Sep HYS One Ton Cup – Preview HYS One Ton Cup – Preview Winners of the Cup include many legends in the sport of sailing; Syd Fischer, Harold Cudmore, Henrik Soderlund The 2017 edition is hosted by the Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes, and presented by Hamble Yacht Services and supported by Grapefruit Graphics, Premier Composite Technologies, TT Rigging, Diverse Yachts and North Sails. FAST40+ Class supporter Henri Lloyd will be awarding a special prize to the winner. by Louay Habib Posted on 18 Sep World’s fastest riders take the start line for Kite Race Bonanza World’s fastest riders take the start line for Kite Race Bonanza The penultimate act of the 2017 hyrdrofoil race series will be run in tandem with the TT:R Open Worlds and Youth Open. Pingtan, on the East China Sea, is fast establishing itself as a kiting destination hosting international competitions year-in, year-out, but until now the reliably windy city has been more familiar to freestylers than racers. by IKA Posted on 18 Sep GC32 Orezza Corsica Cup– Sébastien and Team Engie finish on the podium GC32 Orezza Corsica Cup– Sébastien and Team Engie finish on the podium Bouncing back at the end of the final day with 48 points, Team Engie finished third behind Realteam and Argo. On the final day, the provisional overall ranking was overturned when Malizia’s efforts went up in smoke after a high-speed collision with a buoy. Taking advantage of this mistake, Realteam, Argo and Team Engie finished first, second and third respectively. by Sébastien Rogues Posted on 18 Sep Mirabaud Sailing Video Award announces prestigious international jury Mirabaud Sailing Video Award announces prestigious international jury Mirabaud Sailing Video Award is only event of its kind, aimed at celebrating the best sailing videos produced each year It is an annual contest, open to professional cameraman, directors, editors and TV production companies from all over the world, as well as sailors who produce on-board videos during races. by Mirabaud Sailing Video Award Posted on 18 Sep GAC Pindar win M32 Series Scandinavia for second consecutive year GAC Pindar win M32 Series Scandinavia for second consecutive year British crew kicked off the regatta showing they were here to do the business, taking four back-to-back wins on day one. With GAC Pindar the only team not to catch a last place finish over the event, consistent results were clearly the key to success over the 16 race event. Even with some poor starts on day two, Williams and crew managed to pull it back every time as fans cheered the team picking their way up through the fleet. by M32 Series Posted on 18 Sep RS Aeros Autumn Regatta at Langener Waldsee RS Aeros Autumn Regatta at Langener Waldsee The Saturday brought only very weak and irregular wind and the regatta team could only make one start attempt. After 30 minutes, however, this race had to be canceled because of the doldrums. The Sunday brought only a little better wind. The wind remained constant and one race was completed and scored. by Jorn Domres Posted on 18 Sep Team Philippines claim DBS Marina Bay Cup for third time Team Philippines claim DBS Marina Bay Cup for third time Held in a round robin elimination format, teams battled hard over past two days, racing six matches before the final day Into its third year and held from 14-17 September at the Marina Bay coinciding with the Formula One weekend, this year's edition included participants from Australia, Finland, Hungary, Japan, Philippines, USA and host Singapore. by Singapore Sailing Federation Posted on 18 Sep Clipper World Race – Day 29 – Mixed results from Stealth Mode tactics Clipper World Race – Day 29 – Mixed results from Stealth Mode tactics Visit Seattle ended its period of Stealth Mode at 1200 (UTC), re-emerging in second place, but things did not go to plan Unicef and GREAT Britain both emerged from Stealth Mode at 0600 (UTC) this morning, with the two teams fairing quite differently during their 24 hours off the radar. by The Clipper Race Posted on 18 Sep Volvo Ocean Race - Two week Assembly Period begins today Volvo Ocean Race - Two week Assembly Period begins today The Volvo Ocean 65s come out of the water on 18 September for final checks and a last chance for the Boatyard The Volvo Ocean 65 fleet will be returned to the caring hands of the Boatyard technicians in Lisbon before the start of the race. All systems on the boats will serviced and the boats will receive their measurement certificates. the Assembly Period gives Volvo Ocean Race teams some invaluable time on shore – and they'll head to Newcastle, UK for a rigorous sea survival course. by Conrad Colman Posted on 18 Sep RS:X 2019 World Championships assigned to Circolo Surf Torbole RS:X 2019 World Championships assigned to Circolo Surf Torbole Great satisfaction for Alessandra Sensini who won in Torbole, in 2006, first ever edition of RS:X World Championships. Great satisfaction also for Alessandra Sensini (four Olympic medals) who won in Torbole, in 2006, the first ever edition of the RS:X World Championships. by Elena Giolai Posted on 18 Sep 2017 Melges 24 European Sailing Series - Final day 2017 Melges 24 European Sailing Series - Final day Final day of Delta Lloyd Open Dutch Championship in Medemblik saw the last three races of the event for Melges 24 fleet The final day of the Delta Lloyd Open Dutch Championship in Medemblik saw the last three races of the event for Melges 24 fleet and comparing to yesterday, no changes were made to the podium places. Hungarian FGF Sailing Team kept their track to victory, while Dutch Team Kesbeke/Sika/Gill secured their second position and Gill Race Team (GBR) was consistent enough to complete the podium as third. by Melges 24 Posted on 18 Sep Six perpetual trophies awarded on final day of Rolex Big Boat Series Six perpetual trophies awarded on final day of Rolex Big Boat Series Racing concluded today at 53rd edition of Rolex Big Boat Series on the wind and tide-torn waters of San Francisco Bay. Racing concluded today at the 53rd edition of the Rolex Big Boat Series (September 13-17), hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club on the wind and tide-torn waters of San Francisco Bay. After seven races spread across four days of on-water action, winners were crowned in eleven classes, including six perpetual trophies. En route to determining this year’s winners by St. Francis Yacht Club Posted on 18 Sep Laser Worlds - Electrical storm and light airs set scene for Day 4 Laser Worlds - Electrical storm and light airs set scene for Day 4 The weather changed again for the first day of Final Series racing in the Laser Standard Men's World Championship The weather changed again for the first day of Final Series racing in the Laser Standard Men's World Championship in Split, Croatia. The start of racing was delayed to wait for an impressive electric storm with golf ball sized hail to pass over the city. by Katie Olsen Posted on 18 Sep
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