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Hönö hosts double header for World Match Racing Tour events Hönö hosts double header for World Match Racing Tour events Over two consecutive weekends, the Swedish west coast island of Hönö will host two WMRT events at the World Tour level. The island which is home to the M32 boat building company, Aston Harald Composite, will offer a great sailing arena just outside the harbor of the Cape Crow Yacht Club (the host club). by World Match Racing Tour Posted today at 2:14 pm Dateline Rio - Sailing Olympics review - as good as it gets? Dateline Rio - Sailing Olympics review - as good as it gets? The Rio Sailing Olympics was widely judged to have been the best of recent times. The Rio Sailing Olympics was widely judged to have been the best of recent times. The weather was better than Weymouth and Qingdao, the courses more varied, but from a working media perspective, it was the people running the Rio regatta who really made the difference. by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL Posted today at 2:39 am Topcat Catamaran World Championships preview Topcat Catamaran World Championships preview Topcat K1 Catamaran is considered to be the fastest sport-catamaran without a daggerboard, so the action will be furious The Topcat K1 Catamaran is considered to be the fastest sport-catamaran without a daggerboard, so the action will be fast and furious. The previous World championships were in Lake Neusiedl, Austria in 2014, and the Adriatic Sea will be a new challenge for most of the competitors. by Robert Pirović Posted today at 3:54 pm Vendée Globe – Yann Eliès and his team relaunch 60-ft IMOCA in Lorient Vendée Globe – Yann Eliès and his team relaunch 60-ft IMOCA in Lorient Yann is now on the final stretch before the event and will be taking part in the three training courses. Yann is now on the final stretch before the event and will be taking part in the three training courses organised at the Finistère Ocean Racing Centre in Port-la-Forêt (Brittany). He will also take part in the Azimut Trophy. Yann Eliès tells us about the work that has been done and what lies ahead in the final part of his preparation. by Groupe Quéguiner-Leucémie Espoir Press Service Posted today at 12:47 pm Vendée Globe – A long trip between France and Iceland for Heerema Vendée Globe – A long trip between France and Iceland for Heerema After completing two solo transatlantic crossings in the spring, Pieter Heerema is currently on his third major trip. After completing two solo transatlantic crossings in the spring, Pieter Heerema is currently on his third major trip. Thanks to this voyage from France to Iceland and back, the Dutch skipper is finding out more about No Way Back, the new generation IMOCA on which he will line up on 6th November by Olivier Bourbon / M&M Posted today at 12:17 pm Phoenix returns and Cayard is back for the TP52 World Championships Phoenix returns and Cayard is back for the TP52 World Championships Richard Cohen will compete at the championships in Mahón, Menorca, with Phoenix, which will be skippered by Paul Cayard. The carefully assembled team includes a core group of sailors who have many years of experience in the class, but Cayard cautions that their initial objective is to learn and improve together in line with their long term goal, to be competitive on the 2017 52 Super Series. by 52 Super Series Posted today at 11:52 am Star-studded SB20 fleet set for superb Cascais 2016 World Championship Star-studded SB20 fleet set for superb Cascais 2016 World Championship Entry list is packed with round the world sailors, Olympic medalists, and top keelboat sailors, with 14 races scheduled. A superb fleet of 75 teams have entered from 13 nations, including the reigning champion crew from France who are back with new helmsman, young French 49er helm Gabriel Skoczek. The new team showed form by winning the Portuguese Nationals in June against many of the top contenders. by True Angle Editorial Posted today at 10:54 am SoftBank Team Japan achieve first foiling tack SoftBank Team Japan achieve first foiling tack SoftBank Team Japan announced today that they cracked foiling tack earlier this year while training with their AC45 boat SoftBank Team Japan announced today that they cracked the foiling tack earlier this year while training with their AC45 Sport test boat in Bermuda. by America's Cup Posted today at 3:15 am Melges 20 World Championship opens with Illbruck's Pinta in the lead Melges 20 World Championship opens with Illbruck's Pinta in the lead The most interesting aspect of Day One is that the initial names are cast for the title of World Champion The most interesting aspect of Day One is that the initial names are cast for the title of World Champion, and with the first three races on the scoreboard each played with a mistral breeze of 10-14 knots, nothing is ever guaranteed. In fact, it will be a hard fought battle from start to finish with most likely, the champion being determined in the last race, on the last run. by International Melges 20 Class Association Posted on 25 Aug Rallye des Iles du Soleil 2017 to Marie-Galante in Guadeloupe Islands Rallye des Iles du Soleil 2017 to Marie-Galante in Guadeloupe Islands New rally open to amateur sailors is now proposed by Grand Pavois Organisation with a route from Madeira to MarieGalante A new rally open to amateur sailors is now proposed by Grand Pavois Organisation with a route from Madeira to Marie-Galante in the Island of Guadeloupe. Gatherings will be available in two French ports, one in Charente-Maritime for the Atlantic fleet and one in La Ciotat (Aix-Marseilles Provence Metropolis) for Mediterranean boats, in order to help the fleets reach Funchal (Madeira/Portugal) by Grand Pavois Posted on 25 Aug Best pictures of the first 4 Acts of the Extreme Sailing Series™ Best pictures of the first 4 Acts of the Extreme Sailing Series™ An influx of fresh talent have all added to the hype, but the greatest evolution is the replacement of the Extreme 40. An influx of fresh talent, new venues and a revised race format have all added to the hype, but the greatest evolution is the replacement of the Extreme 40 by a smaller, faster catamaran: the flying GC32. by Extreme Sailing Series™ Posted on 25 Aug Return to Russia for the Extreme Sailing Series™ Return to Russia for the Extreme Sailing Series™ Joining the fleet as the season heads into its second half is Gazprom Team Russia, led by WMRT champion, Phil Robertson. With one week to go, the fleet returns to St Petersburg for the fifth Act of the season, presented by SAP, 35 of the world’s best sailors are getting their heads in the game and preparing for the one of the trickiest venues of the season so far. by Extreme Sailing Series™ Posted on 25 Aug Rio 2016 - Plain speaking by triple-medalist on Olympic sailing moves Rio 2016 - Plain speaking by triple-medalist on Olympic sailing moves Triple Olympic medalist, Santiago Lange has been on the sharp end of changes made to Olympic classes and formats Santiago Lange, a six-time Olympian and Bronze medallist in the 2004 and 2008 Olympics, won his third medal – Gold sailing in the Nacra 17 class. With that length of experience at an Olympic level, having sailed the Laser, Tornado and now Nacra 17 classes his comments on the future shape of the Olympic regatta was one of the highlights of the Medallists Media Conferences. by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL Posted on 25 Aug Normandy Channel Race to kick off next month Normandy Channel Race to kick off next month Race will kick off on 11 September. Created back in 2010 by Manfred Ramspacher the event has been quick to win acclaim. Indeed, every edition has not only crowned a rising star of international offshore racing, but also given rise to some fantastic on-the-water tussles throughout what is a fascinating course, spanning over 1,000 miles close to the coastlines of Normandy, England and Ireland. by Denis van den Brink Posted on 24 Aug Rio 2016 - Unless you're continuously improving, you're falling behind Rio 2016 - Unless you're continuously improving, you're falling behind The Olympics displayed the reality of elite sport - that unless you are continuously improving, you are falling behind. Mark Orams, World champion sailor and now a Professor of sport and recreation looks at some lessons from the 2016 Olympics, he says you need to be improving faster than the opposition to succeed at the Olympics. Britain did just that with a staggering haul of eleven medals in track cycling, six of them gold, bettering their performance at their home Olympics four years earlier. by Sail-World.com/NZ Posted on 24 Aug Ready, set, go! Melges 20 World Championship in Scarlino Ready, set, go! Melges 20 World Championship in Scarlino 56 teams assemble for the championship, all prepped and ready for four days of intense competition Scarlino, Italy The wait for the International Melges 20 fleet is over and tomorrow, the trigger on the 2016 Melges 20 World Championship taking place at Marina di Scarlino/Club Nautico Scarlino will be pulled. by International Melges 20 Class Association Posted on 24 Aug Rio 2016 - Images from the NZL Sailing Team return home Rio 2016 - Images from the NZL Sailing Team return home On Wednesday morning, the NZL Sailing Team returned to New Zealand from the Rio Olympics. On Wednesday morning, the NZL Sailing Team returned to New Zealand from the Rio Olympics. First up was a reception for the whole Olympic Team in The Cloud. A second function was held at the NZ Maritime Museum, under the hull of NZL-32, the 1995 America's Cup winner, with just the Sailing Team members and some of the coaches. by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL Posted on 24 Aug Yachts for Sale, Shows and Events for Ancasta International Yachts for Sale, Shows and Events for Ancasta International The largest on-water boatshow is running from the 16th - 25th September this year at Southampton's Mayflower Park. The largest on-water boatshow is running from the 16th - 25th September this year at Southampton's Mayflower Park. The Ancasta team will be presenting models from Beneteau Sail and Power, Prestige and Lagoon Catamarans. by Ancasta International Boat Sales Posted on 23 Aug The Clipper Race turns 20! The Clipper Race turns 20! Throughout the race, tales of crew celebrating birthdays on board filter back and they are always a special occasion Throughout the race, tales of Clipper Race crew celebrating their birthdays on board filter back and they are always a special occasion, likely to remain a completely unique event in their lifetime. by Clipper Round the World Posted on 23 Aug America's Cup - Architect of NZ Qualifier withdrawal steps down America's Cup - Architect of NZ Qualifier withdrawal steps down The Commissioner for the America's Cup General Dr. Harvey Schiller has stepped down from the role The Commissioner for the America's Cup General Dr. Harvey Schiller has stepped down from the role and will finish at the end of the month. The move was confirmed today by America's Cup correspondent Bernie Wilson of the Associated Press. by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL Posted on 23 Aug
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