For anyone contemplating a new boat—or even a new pair of deck shoes—Annapolis, Maryland is the place to be this weekend as the global sailing industry has congregated for the annual United States Sailboat Show.
United States Sailboat Show Annapolis .. .
For us racers, several hot boats are available for the public to gawk longingly at; so far, show stoppers include the brand new J/111, the Extreme 25 and the Juan K-designed Beneteau First 30. Aftermarket shoppers won't be disappointed with the spacious tents filled with exciting new kit, including new goodies from Harken, Selden, Spinlock and Yale Cordage, to name just a few. If you're anywhere near Annapolis, be sure to check out the show. You won't be disappointed—it really is the greatest show in all the land when it comes to drooling over cool new boats and red-hot kit.
Yesterday we posted our Match Racing - Multihull or Monohull - Have you say!! survey Click here to do just that!! Getting lots of interesting responses. We look forward to hearing your views and you will be in the draw to win a Musto fleece.
In Bermuda, the competition rages at the Argo Gold Cup, with some surprises going into the qualifying sessions. In Valencia, Spain, Terry Hutchinson and his brilliantly sailed, American-flagged Quantum Racing are holding onto first place by a thin lead. Be sure to check out Sander van der Borch's eye-popping images from this highly competitive event, and keep your fingers crossed for 'Hutch' and crew. May this hyper-talented team continue to shine as the series progresses!
Also be sure to also click on lensman Paul Todd's gallery of images from the J/80 Worlds, which are drawing some of the planet's best sportboat sailors to Newport, Rhode Island's historic waters.
And for technophiles out there, a 2.0 version of the AC72 rule has now been released by Morrelli & Melvin on behalf of the Defender and the Challenger of Record.
Fair winds and following seas,
David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor
Match Racing in Monohulls or Multihulls – Have your say!! The Sail-World Team, Now Sail-World gives everyone in the sailing community, both match racers and other sailors the chance to have your say, or rather vote, as we conduct a survey to find out the 'People's Choice' Complete the quick survey below and go into the draw to win one of six Musto fleeces... [more] Share this story
America's Cup: First wingsailed AC45 well advanced at Warkworth Richard Gladwell, The first of the AC45 class continues to take shape in the Warkworth building facility of Core Composites. The 45ft one design wingsailed catamarans are intended to be used in the first of the America's Cup World Championship regattas, before being turned over to Youth teams, to compete on the same circuit when the larger AC72 class comes into being in March 2012.... [more] Share this story
TP52 Worlds - Images from Chris Schmid Chris Schmid/ Eyemage Media, Photographer Chris Schmid/ Eyemage Media presents this gallery of images from the TP52 World Championships in Valencia Spain.... [more] Share this story
Velux 5 Oceans - Skipper Profile Brad Van Liew Velux 5 Oceans, A self proclaimed adrenaline junkie, Brad Van Liew is a big guy with a big personality. Scuba diving, offroad motorbike racing, horseback riding, hunting - you name it, Brad does it. Brad finished college in 1992 with a degree in real estate development, but it just wasn't enough fun so, naturally, he trained as an aeroplane pilot and launched his own plane charter company.... [more] Share this story
Argo Group Gold Cup - Mirsky 6-0 moves into quarter finals Talbot Wilson, Mirsky Racing Team, ranked 3 of the World Match Racing Tour before the event, moves on to the Quarter-Finals with the best record so far.... [more] Share this story
J/80 Worlds day 3- Wild, spectacular sailing up the Bay Stuart Johnstone, PERALEJA GOLF Hanging to Lead By A Thread (Newport, RI)- The J/80 Worlds fleet was in for something special on their third day of sailing when PRO Tom Duggan hoisted 'B' course area flag and sent the fleet up Narragansett Bay north of Gould Island. And, a special day it was, nearly post-card perfect winds and weather.... [more] Share this story
Richardson Trophy Match Racing Championship - 11 teams to race Beth Paul, Richardson Trophy Match Racing Championship - 11 teams to race - This trophy was established in 1912 by Commodore S. O. Richardson, Jr., of the Toledo Yacht Club, who donated a Tiffany silver trophy to encourage match sail yacht racing between substantial yachts representing various of the Great Lakes.... [more] Share this story
Argo Group Gold Cup 2010 - Team Tunnicliffe's final day Anna Tunnicliffe, Argo Group Gold Cup 2010 - Team Tunnicliffe's final day - We won one race yesterday, and were winning the race today until the last downwind leg, when we were passed just at the finish line. This meant our overall score was 1-5...not very impressive I agree, but we had a good time sailing and learned some new things from sailing against these top guys.... [more] Share this story
Minoprio, Ainslie and Williams face survival challenge in Bermuda WMRT, Adam Minoprio (NZL) ETNZ/BlackMatch Racing, Ben Ainslie (GBR) TeamOrigin and Ian Williams (GBR) Team GAC Pindar sponsored by Argo Group all face a restless night with the knowledge that at least one of them will be a casualty tomorrow in the final Qualifying Session at the Argo Group Gold Cup. It will cap a remarkable few days in Bermuda, which also saw overall World Match Racing Tour leader Mathi... [more] Share this story
TP52 World Championships - Not a great day for Artemis Paul Cayard, TP52 World Championships - Not a good day for Artemis today. In moderate winds but very choppy seas, we finished sixth while Matador won easily. We had a good battle with Quantum all the way around the track, they were always just in front of us, tacking on us as much as they could but we held close and made them work for it.... [more] Share this story
World Match Racing Tour - Richard's loss may be Minoprio's gain WMRT, World Match Racing Tour - The big question of the day at the Argo Group Gold Cup was whether overall World Match Racing Tour leader Mathieu Richard (FRA) French Match Racing Team would fail to qualify for the Quarter-Finals and blow the title race wide open as the Tour heads towards its finale, the Monsoon Cup.... [more] Share this story
TP52 World Championship 2010 - The Kings of the Coastal race Sabina Mollart-Rogerson, TP52 World Championship 2010 - Matador lifted the top points today in the world championship Coastal Race.... [more] Share this story
ISAF Sailing World Championships 2014 preliminary bid deadline ISAF, ISAF Sailing World Championships 2014 - On 16 July, the International Sailing Federation published the bid guidelines for cities interested in hosting the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships.... [more] Share this story
Images from the Day 2 of the J80 worlds, Newport RI Paul Todd, Outside Images, Top international photographer Paul Todd (Outside Images) presents this gallery of images from the second day of the J80 worlds, Newport RI... [more] Share this story
Argo Group Gold Cup - Australia's Torvar Mirsky 5-0 Talbot Wilson, Torvar Mirsky, currently third in the points on the World Match Racing Tour, sits in the catbird seat in Group 3 of the Argo Group Gold Cup after the second day of racing.... [more] Share this story
America's Cup: New version of AC72 class rule released Golden Gate Yacht Club, Morrelli & Melvin Design and Engineering, Inc. has released an updated draft of the AC72 Class Rule on behalf of the America's Cup defender, San Francisco's Golden Gate Yacht Club, and the Challenger of Record, Italy's Club Nautico di Roma.... [more] Share this story
America's Cup: Four French multihull designers join Team New Zealand? Richard Gladwell, First positive signs for a New Zealand America's Cup Challenge seem to have emerged in France with the reputable French sailing magazine Voiles et Voilers reporting that Team New Zealand have signed a group of top multihull designers to augment the existing Team NZ design team.... [more] Share this story
J/80 World Championship day two dominated by Spanish Stuart Johnstone, While many expected the Spanish teams to sail well in the J/80 Worlds, it's doubtful many expected them to dominate the second day of sailing in the strong, shifty NW winds off Newport. After five races, the top three teams are all Spanish J/80 Champions- Carloz Martinez, Pichu Torcida and Rayco Tabares.... [more] Share this story
Luderitz Speed Challenge 2010 Luderitz Speed Challenge, The 2010 Luderitz Speed Challenge was marked with a ceremony at Luderitz Bay Yacht Club on Saturday the October 2nd... [more] Share this story
America's Cup: New Zealander appointed to America's Cup Race Mgt Stuart Alexander, The revolving doors of the America's Cup and the Audi MedCup, two of the top six pinnacles in world yacht racing, are spinning merrily as two directors join the board of America's Cup Race Management and the man who founded the internet telecoms system, Skype, joins the TP52 class and the Audi MedCup circuit. Plus audio... [more] Share this story
Canadian Coach Honored by US Sailing for Rescue Lynn Fitzpatrick, Tommy Wharton, Director of Sport Performance at the Canadian Sport Center Ontario, was awarded The Hanson Rescue Award by the US Sailing Safety-at-Sea Committee. Wharton, was at his final regatta as a Canadian National Sailing Team Coach, when he rescued two men adrift in Long Island Sound during the 2009 Star North American Championship.... [more] Share this story
World Match Racing Tour Argo Group Gold Cup - Mirsky hits top gear WMRT, Argo Group Gold Cup - Mirsky team hits top gear - If reigning World Champion Adam Minoprio (NZL) ETNZ/BlackMatch Racing and Mathieu Richard (FRA) French Match Racing stole the lion's share of the early headlines, it's the calm and collected young Australian who is now stamping his authority all over the penultimate event of the 2010 World Match Racing Tour.... [more] Share this story
PWA Colgate World Cup Sylt, Germany - Event Summary PWA, Westerland provided the prefect conclusion to the slalom and freestyle world tours, but a distinct lack of swell left the wave sailors basking on the beach.... [more] Share this story
Barz Optics returns to the Annapolis Sail Show Jeni Bone, After an absence of five years Barz Optics, 'The Australian Sunglass Co', will again be exhibiting their new highly developed polarized sunglass range at the Annapolis Sail Show, Maryland October 7-11.... [more] Share this story
Images from Sander van der Borch of Artemis TP52 Worlds Sander van der Borch images, Images from Sander van der Borch of Artemis competing at the TP52 World Championship in Valencia.... [more] Share this story
TP52 World Championship - Artemis moves up Paul Cayard, TP52 World Championship - A great day for Artemis today with a 4, 1 which moved us into second place in the regatta.... [more] Share this story
US Sailing - Long Island sound rescue merits Hanson medals Jake Fish, US Sailing's Safety-at-Sea Committee has awarded Arthur B. Hanson Rescue Medals to the U.S. and Canadian crews of two boats that rescued sailors on September 10, 2009 from Long Island Sound during the 2009 International Star North American Championship.... [more] Share this story
TP52 World Championship - Quantum Racing on target Sabina Mollart-Rogerson, Quantum Racing (USA) kept their challenge for a second TP52 World Championship firmly on target today. The America's Cup waters off Valencia have so far spoiled the TP52 championship crews for choice.... [more] Share this story
Minoprio's Group of Death at the Argo Group Gold Cup WMRT, Reigning ISAF Match Racing World Champion Adam Minoprio (NZL) ETNZ/BlackMatch Racing was given a stern reminder of just how difficult it is to win the Argo Group Gold Cup today as his team faced a series of tight battles in Qualifying Session 2.... [more] Share this story
Audi MedCup Circuit 2011 - Skype billionare joins TP52 circuit Sabina Mollart-Rogerson, Audi MedCup Circuit 2011 - One of the most successful current offshore sailing teams will compete on the 2011 Audi MedCup Circuit with a new build Rolf Vrolijk designed TP52.... [more] Share this story
Argo Group Gold Cup 2010 - Team Tunnicliffe looking to improve Anna Tunnicliffe, Argo Group Gold Cup 2010 - It was a beautiful day for sailing here in Bermuda at the 2010 Argo Group Gold Cup. But for us it was a bit of a tough one. Despite sailing quite well, we fell to 0-3 to start off the regatta, and feel a little sad about it.... [more] Share this story
Velux 5 Oceans - Skipper profile Derek Hatfield Velux 5 Oceans, When Derek Hatfield started work as a Canadian mounted policeman in 1971, little did he know nearly 40 years on he would be one of the most respected solo sailors in the world. Back then he specialised in complex fraud investigations - now he specialises in racing state of the art yachts thousands of miles across the world's toughest oceans, alone.... [more] Share this story
Images from the first day of the J80 worlds, Newport RI Paul Todd, Outside Images, Top international photographer Paul Todd (Outside Images) presents this gallery of images from the first day of the J80 worlds, Newport RI... [more] Share this story
Sail-World Mailbag: The Week that Was - Olympic Decisions Sail-World Readers, Sail-World readers comment on the Olympic decisions for November... [more] Share this story
Images of the America's Cup: Constructing AC 45's in seven easy steps Richard Gladwell, Due to the secrecy under which most racing yachts are now constructed, media and cameras are not usually allowed into a building facility - however at Core Composites new construction facility in Warkworth, there are no secrets on the AC45 design and we have an all too rare chance to follow the action... [more] Share this story
America's Cup: Wingsails under construction at Warkworth Richard Gladwell, One of the features of the new AC45 yacht, designed as a trainer racer for the 34th America's Cup, is the wingsail. At the Core Composites building facility in Warkworth, 40 minutes north of Auckland, a mould is being built to produce the wingsails for the new one design. Looking remarkably like something out of a model plane construction kit, the main spar male mould is being is being construc... [more] Share this story
San Francisco Supes approve America's Cup bid in stormy hearing Paul Oliva, The San Francisco Board of Supervisors today passed by a 9-2 vote Item 39 on the official agenda: the resolution endorsing the City's formal term sheet for hosting America's Cup 34 and supporting efforts to bring the AC34 to San Francisco. The term sheet acts as a detailed letter of intent. The city now officially has a formal bid in play once it is transmitted to BMW Oracle Racing, backed by a... [more] Share this story
Heaven Can Wait 2010 - interview with PRO Blake Middleton Heaven Can Wait Media, Heaven Can Wait PRO Blake Middleton interview. The 51 year old US Race Officer has made a 9,000 mile trek, each year for the last five years, to come to Australia's Lake Macquarie for the Heaven Can Wait 24 hour race.... [more] Share this story
TP52 World Championships - Artemis images from Sander van der Borch Sander van der Borch images, Sander van der Borch images of Artemis on the first day of the TP52 World Championships in Valencia.... [more] Share this story
TP52 World Championship - Cayard reports on Artemis progress on day 1 Paul Cayard, TP52 World Championship 2010 - A good start to the Championship for Artemis today with a 3, 5, 2. We had to wait for a while this morning for the Southeasterly seabreeze to fill in but when it came in, it built nicely up to 17 knots in the second and third races.... [more] Share this story
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