HOW COOL IS THAT? If graphics are what get you visibility, then the new VO70 Puma Ocean Racing built by Goetz Custom is going to take over the front page of every sailing publication in the world! But, ummm, do you want to go sailing in a shoe? This one? Yes!
The SOF Hyeres regatta is completely blown away - literally. Organisers called a dau off when the wind started gusting at 35+ kts. As one commentator noted, this is one Olympic classes regatta that is entirely useless where preparing for the Olympics goes!
The World Match Racing Tour 2008 has kicked off in Brazil, with reigning champ Ian Williams opening at 3-0 on day one. ANd if Classics are what you like, then look at the story on Ranger and Velsheda.
Sail World Asia will be in Keppel Marina, Singapore, for Boat Asia this coming weekend. We'll let you know what's floating down there...
WMRT veterans undefeated - Brasil Sailing Cup Event media, Ian Williams (GBR) and his Team Pindar are showing their World Champion style, being undefeated among their five other rivals in Group A, while WMRT veteran Magnus Holmberg (SWE) shares the top of the leader board also on three wins after the first day of match race competition in the Brasil Sailing Cup.... [more]
Bakewell-White design a first ever for Korea Brett Bakewell-White and Sail-World, The first ever race yacht built in South Korea, was launched in mid-April. The 11m yacht is the first of the fleet of eight yachts being built to the Bakewell-White design for the new Korean Match Cup round of the World Match Tour to be held in early June.... [more]
PUMA Ocean Racing moves to Newport Shipyard Volvo OR Event media, What began at 4am under the darkness of night and a full moon, ended more than two hours later in the morning dawn. Following an arduous 20 mile trip, PUMA Ocean Racing's new boat for the Volvo Ocean Race 2008-2009 made its way from Goetz Custom Boats in Bristol, Rhode Island to the Newport Shipyard in Newport, where it will receive final preparations before going in the water.... [more]
Remaining two Clippers arrive in Santa Cruz Clipper Event media, The two southern hemisphere teams were delayed leaving the Hawaiian island of Oahu due to essential work on their new rigs, after both yachts were dismasted in the previous race from Qingdao, China. The final bit of rig tuning will be carried out on the two 68-foot racing yachts tomorrow, so that both teams are ready for the race restart on Thursday 24 April.... [more]
Any Sailor's Nightmare - See the Video Des Ryan, It's never one thing that goes wrong on a boat that gets you into trouble. Find something to grip while you watch this video.... [more]
35 Knots blows out Day 3 at Heyres Corinne McKenzie, 40th Semaine Olympique Française- Day 3 Who said the Mediterranean is unpredictable? Since last week-end, the weather experts had predicted a strong Mistral for this Tuesday. This afternoon, the increasing white caps on the bay have proved them right!... [more]
NZ's Jack Lloyd appointed VOR Race Director Volvo OR Event Media, New Zealander Jack Lloyd, a well known figure in international yacht racing, has joined the Volvo Ocean Race as its new Race Director. Lloyd, 54, was Chairman of the International Jury for the 2005-06 race after serving as a member of the jury for two previous races.... [more]
Clipper : Crew Changeover Day in Santa Cruz Clipper Ventures Media, Today marked crew changeover day for the Clipper teams in Santa Cruz as new crew joining for the next race to Panama, began arriving at Santa Cruz Harbour. Westernaustralia2011.Com & Durban 2010 And Beyond expected early Tuesday evening... [more]
Hyeres - wind lifts Australians to the top Corinne Rolland-McKenzie, It was a faultless day for Nick Thompson (GBR) and Australians, Tom Slingsby and Sarah Blanck in the Laser classes.... [more]
Ranger v Velsheda - Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta Event site, The legendary Ticonderoga has reclaimed her number one position overall at the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta, while the indescribably graceful Galatea has climbed into second place. Eleonora, the gloriously beamy 120ft Herreshoff gaff schooner has claimed third place.... [more]
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