Do you want to watch close combat monohull match racing in the America's Cup or a high tech fixed wing drag race or can you have both?
Sail-World's Match racing survey is getting lots of serious responses from serious racers, match racers, dinghy world champions, and offshore racers.
Lots and lots of hard core sailors are having their say. Lots of double barrell comments too.
Please compete the survey, it will probably take10 minutes by the times you said what YOU think about the current state of affairs.
We will be releasing to survey participants the full data analysis and comments set. It makes fascinating reading.
And you will be in the draw to win one of six Musto snug/fleeces.
The Sail-World Team
Grand prix international yacht will race under New Zealand flag HSBC Premier Coastal Classic, Grand prix international yacht will race under New Zealand flag - The boat is one of more than 200 expected to make the start of the 119nm race from Auckland to Russell on Friday 22 October, in a fleet that includes the impressive giant tri TeamVodafoneSailing, current multihull record holder Split Enz, two times line honours winner Taeping, and the Bakewell-White 52, Wired.... [more] Share this story
Sabots sailing towards Nationals at Wynyard Peter Campbell, Sabots sailing towards Nationals at Wynyard - Wynyard Yacht Club will host the Australian Sabot Championships over 10 days this summer, from 27 December to 5 January, with more than 120 young sailors and their families expected from around the nation.... [more] Share this story
Sydney City Marine plays a part in champion success Jody O'Brien, There is a well researched notion that proper preparation promotes premium performance, and with the first half of their 2010 season ending on a high at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week, the Audi National IRC Champion, Loki, is solid proof of that.... [more] Share this story
World Match Racing Tour Argo Group Gold Cup - Ainslie triumphs WMRT, Ben Ainslie (GBR) TeamOrigin put in a sublime performance to add a second Argo Group Gold Cup to his team's trophy cabinet. Having masterfully controlled Radich in the pre-start, Ainslie was a nose ahead at their first cross, which he held to round the windward mark in pole position.... [more] Share this story
Close competition looms in Sydney City Marine X-Yachts Australia Cup Jody O'Brien, An impressive fleet of 13 X-Yachts will take to Sydney Harbour this Friday (October 15) in the Sydney City Marine X-Yachts Australia Cup. Ranging in size from biggest, the X-482 Gaia, to the smallest, the X-34 Matrix, the racing will be fiercely contested, with some well known names featured amongst the crew lists.... [more] Share this story
Luderitz Speed Event 2010 - Records broken on day 1 Luderitz Speed Event, Luderitz Speed Event 2010 - The first National Speed Record was broken within minutes of the start. Australian Kite surfer Tim Pumpa was the third competitor of the day to set a new national record – Best Kite Speed record for Australia with an official speed of 40.72 knots. The previous record was 33.94 knots.... [more] Share this story
Extreme 40s Day 2 - Big breeze and big action Extreme 40 Media, The second day of the final round of the 2010 Extreme Sailing Series™ in Almeria delivered exactly what it says on the tin... Extreme racing, on the limit of control, with an abundance of thrills and spills. The thousands of Spanish public who flocked to the race village today were enthralled as the boats flew past within touching distance of the stadium walls: 'It was unbelievable, the crowds give... [more] Share this story
18 ft Skiffs on Sydney Harbour - Alf Beashel Memorial Trophy Frank Quealey, Australian 18 Footers League opened its 2010-2011 Season with the traditional Alf Beashel Memorial Trophy race on Sydney Harbour today.... [more] Share this story
Velux 5 Oceans - One week to go Velux 5 Oceans, In just one week a fleet of international ocean racers will leave La Rochelle in France on an adventure of a lifetime – sailing 30,000 miles solo around the planet in the Velux 5 Oceans. Tension is really starting to mount now as the skippers make their final preparations for the round the world yacht race, The Ultimate Solo Challenge.... [more] Share this story
Argo Group Gold Cup - Ainslie and Radich in final showdown Talbot Wilson and Laurie Fullerton, Yesterday afternoon Denmark's Jesper Radich and Ben Ainslie of Great Britain won their Quarter Final and Semi-Final matches to reach today's finals in the 2010 Argo Group Gold Cup.... [more] Share this story
Images from Bermuda: Argo Group Gold Cup - Penultimate Day SubZero Images/WMRT, Images from the penultimate day of the Argo Group Gold Cup from SubZero Images. Having squeezed through the Qualifying Play-Offs, Ben Ainslie (GBR) TeamOrigin now stands alone as the only skipper within the top five of the World Match Racing Tour to still be in contention of winning stage 8 of the series after a mix of epic battles decided the Quarter-Finals of the Argo Group Gold Cup.... [more] Share this story
America's Cup: Fans vote overwhelmingly in favour of monohull Richard Gladwell, With the survey responses pouring in, the sailing fans are showing a strong preference for the 34th America's Cup to be sailed in monohulls. As of the close of the working week, a massive 67.65% of those who responded would rather watch a match race between monohulls than multihulls which were the preferred option by just 22.34% of the Sail-World readers.... [more] Share this story
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
J/80 Worlds - Epic last day Stuart Johnstone, Epic, Wild, Wet, Sunny Finale in Newport. No one could've predicted what was in store for the fleet and the top five leaders. Huge breaking seas, near gale-force winds, final downwind wild-out-of-control downwind run determines the champion!... [more] Share this story
World Match Racing Tour Argo Gold Cup - Ainslie v Radich WMRT, The stage is all set for a fitting finale to the eighth stage of the 2010 World Match Racing Tour. With the race course peppered with gusts and light patches of wind, the British skipper sailed a tactically conservative race, keeping a loose cover on Berntsson.... [more] Share this story
Extreme 40 Sailing Series - Game On in Almeria on Day 1 Extreme 40 Media, The first day of the final round of the 2010 Extreme Sailing Series™ kicked off today. It was a light and slow start to the competition but the racing burst into life as the wind steadily built over the afternoon. Racing within the strict confines of the Almerian port made for a thrilling spectacle.... [more] Share this story
Extreme Sailing Series - Ecover second overall after day one Lucy Harwood, Extreme Sailing Series - Racing got underway today in Almeria for day one of the final event. The light conditions continued to dominate racing, forcing the start to be postponed as the eight boat fleet drifted around the course, waiting for the breeze to materialise. After a 45 minute delay, a light breeze filled the race course and the race committee were quick to get the fleet started.... [more] Share this story
TP52 World Championship 2010 - Quantum Racing win second world title Sabina Mollart-Rogerson, TP52 World Championship 2010 - Quantum Racing did what they had to do win their second TP52 World title in three years, containing the 2009 world champions - the spirited, never-say-die Matador crew -through today's one showdown, final race of the TP52 World Championship off Valencia.... [more] Share this story
Port Hacking Race - St Jude wins Di Pearson, The race was so difficult, that the first yacht home, the 2009/2010 Ocean Pointscore Series winner, Vanguard (Dick Cawse) finished over four hours ahead of the last yacht home, Sinewave.... [more] Share this story
Summer Pennant racing starts on the Derwent in a brisk breeze Peter Campbell, Four different yachts shared top honours in Division 1 of Bellerive Yacht Club's opening Pennant races River Derwent today.... [more] Share this story
Kiwi40FC completes first week of sea trials in Auckland Renata Minetto, Having launched the first KIWI 40FC a short while ago, BTBoats have successfully completed a full week of initial sea trials with this exciting new Class40 production boat. Designed by Farr Yacht Design and built in Auckland, New Zealand by Cookson Boats, the boat has now been thoroughly tested in a wide range of sailing conditions and has logged some impressive results so far.... [more] Share this story
12ft skiff Vantage Real Estate Upper Harbour Championship Di Pearson, Today's course and course area are those that will be used at the Interdominions from 6-15 January, was shortened at the Drummoyne mark due to fading winds. Lane Cove 12ft Sailing Skiff Club is hosting the 51st Interdominions, with the co-operation of Hunters Hill Sailing Club.... [more] Share this story
Entry deadline extended for inaugural 'Alfred's Festival of Sail' Damian Devine, The entry deadline has been extended until next Friday for the inaugural 'Alfred's Festival of Sail', a two day racing and cruising event being hosted by The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club next week-end October 16 and 17. The two day program will feature both cruising and racing divisions with courses around the majestic waters of Pittwater and Broken Bay complete with a short Offshore course.... [more] Share this story
McNeill wraps up Etchells Spring Regatta Anna Wrack, Peter McNeill, with crew David Gleadhill and Anthony Paterson, took out the Etchells Spring Regatta on home waters of Lake Macquarie over the October long weekend. After a DNC and then a mid-fleet finish, McNeill and his crew looked unlikely winners early on, but then notched up a 1-1-2-2 sequence to seal the regatta by two points from Julian Plante then Gary Boyd, second decided on countback.... [more] Share this story
Flinders Islet Race - Loki adds another record to her collection Di Pearson, Flinders Islet Race - Loki adds Flinders Islet to her collection - The Reichel/Pugh 63, representing the CYCA, shaved 41mins 45secs from the record set by Matt Allen's Jones 70 Ichi Ban, of 8 hours 30mins 29secs, in 2006 and today's overall win was by nearly one hour over Syd Fischer's Ragamuffin and a further 20 plus minutes to third placed Victoire.... [more] Share this story
Slingsby and Jensen launch Gosford Sailing Club's Youth Academy James Ellis, Gosford Sailing Club today launched it's Youth Academy by challenging the Hunter Sailing Academy to compete in a match race event.... [more] Share this story
Images from the Day 4 of the J80 worlds, Newport RI Paul Todd, Outside Images, Top international photographer Paul Todd (Outside Images) presents this gallery of images from the fourth day of the J80 worlds, Newport RI... [more] Share this story
Jim Farmer to help ensure a 'fair' America's Cup Georgia racing, Jim Farmer – owner of the Georgia Racing boats and Director and Trustee of Emirates Team New Zealand - has been named as Director to the Board of the America's Cup Race Management (ACRM), the body charged in the Protocol with providing 'neutral, independent, professional, and fair race management' for the next edition of the America's Cup.... [more] Share this story
Sailors warning on floating timber off NSW coast Debrah Novak, Daily Examiner/Sail-World Cruising, Sailors in the ocean around Byron Bay are warned to be on the look-out for floating timber fallen off a shipping freighter. The international shipping freighter MV Mima Saka, which signaled a distress call 20 nautical miles off Yamba this week did so because its cargo had moved and it was listing badly.... [more] Share this story
QLD Beneteau Cup: Dulon Polish adds shine to Ensign Yachts regatta Tracey Johnstone, Adding glamour to the Ensign Yachts Beneteau Cup and French Yacht Challenge regatta this month will be the European hull polish product, Dulon Polish.... [more] Share this story
'Screen star' sailing ship for Classic & Wooden Boat Festival Bill Richards, 'Screen star' sailing ship for Classic & Wooden Boat Festival - The Classic & Wooden Boat Festival, with 120 vessels on display and a two-day entertainment program full of music, maritime crafts and kids activities, will centre on the Australian National Maritime Museum adjacent to Cockle Bay. Indeed Soren Larsen will be just one of four tall ships on show.... [more] Share this story
Lost and found: Census of Marine Life turns up hundreds of species Jeni Bone, A species that had previously been deemed extinct, was discovered on an underwater peak in the Coral Sea, along with hundreds of new species, in a $669m decade-long global marine survey, 'Census of Marine Life', conducted by scientists across the area between Australia and New Caledonia.... [more] Share this story
Somali pirate incident in the Gulf of Aden Mark Jensen, Sydney-siders Mark Jensen and Nicolle Jean have been cruising the world on their much loved Beneteau 393 sailing yacht, Sea Life. Here Mark tells his story of an incident that occurred in the Gulf of Aden, just near the Straits of Bab el Mandeb, the entry to the Red Sea:... [more] Share this story
Tale of Crossing the North Sea - Shetland to Norway Marsali Taylor, Shetland News/Sail-World, Sailors who regularly cross the North Sea are a hardy crowd, as the North Sea is famed for its freezing winds and rough seas. Marsali Taylor experienced her first North Sea yacht crossing this year. Here, she describes what turned out to be a difficult and eventful journey.... [more] Share this story
Catamaran to circle the globe on solar power alone Des Ryan, Last week, on Monday 27th September, a very large solar solar-powered yacht called Planet Solar set out from Monaco on a 31,000 mile trip around the globe. Its goal is to be the first to circumnavigate the globe in a 'solar' boat, i.e. one powered by a silent, pollution-free electrical engine, driven exclusively by solar energy.... [more] Share this story
ANDRILL team to conduct Antarctic survey project in 2010-11 season Tom Simons, ANDRILL team to conduct Antarctic survey project in 2010-11 season - The joint United States-New Zealand expedition will operate from a remote camp on the Ross Ice Shelf from late October through early February studying the ice and its movements, the sea beneath the ice and its movements, and the rocks beneath the seafloor.... [more] Share this story
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