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Kiwi Nacra 17 crew want Worlds to proceed despite foil glitch Kiwi Nacra 17 crew want Worlds to proceed despite foil glitch Gemma Jones and Jason Saunders believe they are in good shape to win a medal at next month’s Nacra world championships Gemma Jones and Jason Saunders believe they are in good shape to win a medal at next month’s Nacra world championships, assuming they go ahead. The medal races at the sailing world championships test event in Aarhus – a warmup for next year’s combined world championships - were cancelled at the weekend after the new foiling Nacra 17s were recalled by Yachting New Zealand Posted on 16 Aug MAPFRE set the Volvo Ocean Race bar with overall Leg Zero victory MAPFRE set the Volvo Ocean Race bar with overall Leg Zero victory Newer teams know they have more work to do, but there are still plenty of positives to take from the progress they made Charlie Enright’s Vestas 11th Hour Racing became the third team to grab a victory from four stages in Leg Zero – a series of pre-race qualifying stages for the next edition of the round-the-world race – as they sneaked ahead of MAPFRE in the early hours of Wednesday morning. by Volvo Ocean Race Posted on 16 Aug Young British Finn squad head to U23 Finn World Championship Young British Finn squad head to U23 Finn World Championship Two years ago the British Finn class recognised that many of the young sailors in the class could benefit from training The squad of six, under the guidance of coach James Hadden, a former British Sailing Team member, have made significant improvements. by Robert Deaves Posted on 16 Aug Volvo Ocean Race – MAPFRE seal overall Leg Zero victory Volvo Ocean Race – MAPFRE seal overall Leg Zero victory ast-improving Vestas 11th Hour Racing took the stage win with the shortest Distance to Finish at 0430 UTC. The decision to call a halt to the racing came late on Tuesday night as the stage had become a drifting contest, with the teams making a series of expensive gybes in a bid to find some wind, and latest ETAs predicting that the boats would not reach Lisbon until well into Thursday. by Kevin Fylan Posted on 16 Aug Volvo Ocean Race – What the skippers say Volvo Ocean Race – What the skippers say What a start to 2017-18 Leg Zero has given us! It's been exciting, intense, frustrating – and a great form guide We had an email a couple of hours ago from Race Control saying that the forecast was no wind at all and they decided to shorten the race which I think is a good decision because this Leg Zero was already becoming quite long and we are looking forward to finish and have a good rest. by Jonno Turner / Volvo Ocean Race Posted on 16 Aug Seventh race sees Swuzzlebubble edge ahead at Half Ton Classics Cup Seventh race sees Swuzzlebubble edge ahead at Half Ton Classics Cup In a clear statement of intent for remainder of the regatta, Phil Plumtree’s Swuzzlebubble found form on the second day In a clear statement of intent for the remainder of the regatta, Phil Plumtree’s Swuzzlebubble found form on the second day of racing at the Euro Car Parks Half Ton Classics Cup at Kinsale with two wins and two second places during a long day afloat sailed in ideal conditions. by Half-Ton Class Association Posted on 16 Aug Volvo Ocean Race - MAPFRE invest in west – and it's looking best Volvo Ocean Race - MAPFRE invest in west – and it's looking best With the exception of Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag, fleet remained close together to the east of front throughout the night With the exception of Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag, the fleet remained close together to the east of the front throughout the night, experiencing light northeasterly winds as they sailed down wind towards Cape Finisterre. by Sam Matson Posted on 16 Aug Emirates Team New Zealand's visit at Jackson Industries Emirates Team New Zealand's visit at Jackson Industries Jackson Industries and Emirates Team New Zealand’s onsite build team, produced the precision carbon-fibre foils The America’s Cup made a brief appearance at Jackson's Onehunga CNC machining and composite engineering facility last week, accompanied by members of Emirates Team NZ who’d come to extend a big thank-you. Jackson Industries and Emirates Team NZ’s onsite build team, lead by Paul Quinn, produced the precision carbon-fibre foils for the wingsailed catamaran by Lawrence Schaffler Posted on 15 Aug Laser Radial Youth World Championships – Day 3 Laser Radial Youth World Championships – Day 3 After the initial AP flag was taken down, the yellow fleet attempted the first race in a bit more wind and light rain. With enough speed to sail off the start and upwind, the fleet managed to cover two thirds of the first beat before the wind shifted 40 degrees to the left and the race was abandoned. The wind continued to shift left 20 more degrees before dying completely. by Eric Faust - ILCA Posted on 15 Aug France annihilates Rolex Fastnet Race competition for a third time France annihilates Rolex Fastnet Race competition for a third time The Royal Ocean Racing's biennial flagship event attracted another record-sized fleet of 362 boats, six more than 2015. As ever the course took the giant fleet west down the English Channel, either side of the prohibited 'traffic separation scheme' zone between Land's End and the Scilly Isles, across the Celtic Sea to the Fastnet Rock, four miles off southwest Ireland, back south leaving Bishop Rock and the Scilly Isles to port and then, on past the Lizard, to the finish off Plymouth - in total 605 nautical miles. by James Boyd Posted on 15 Aug Panerai Newport Classic Yacht Regatta returns for 38th edition Panerai Newport Classic Yacht Regatta returns for 38th edition Public is invited to enjoy Newport Harbor and the timeless beauty of the classic yachts on display in the IYRS marina For the first time, immediately following the Herreschoff Classic Yacht Regatta, Newport Classic Yacht Regatta competitors will compete in a point-to-point race from Bristol to Newport. by Event Media Posted on 15 Aug New Caledonia Match Race - Overall New Caledonia Match Race - Overall The New Caledonian Team of Cyril Fortin, Kim Goetz and Félipé Minier have won the Aircalin Match Racing Cup. The New Caledonian Team of Cyril Fortin, Kim Goetz and Félipé Minier have won the Aircalin Match Racing Cup. The Cercle Nautique Calédonien have run this event since 2012 and until now Australian or New Zealand teams have always won. Not this year! by Laurence Bouchet Posted on 15 Aug Trainee doctors versus champion skiffies at Airlie Beach Race Week Trainee doctors versus champion skiffies at Airlie Beach Race Week It come to light that there is bit of a return grudge match going on at Whitsunday Sailing Club’s Airlie Beach Race Week It has come to light that there is a bit of a return grudge match going on at Whitsunday Sailing Club’s Airlie Beach Race Week, with a group of experienced skiffies again taking on a boat load of medical students in Cruising Division 1 on two illustrious yachts. by Di Pearson Posted on 15 Aug 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race - Leg Zero - Light wind as calms continue 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race - Leg Zero - Light wind as calms continue The fleet restarted on Monday morning from the south coast of Brittany in the same order they finished yesterday The fleet restarted on Monday morning from the south coast of Brittany in the same order they finished yesterday, so it was no surprise to see MAPFRE and Vestas 11th Hour Racing take an early lead. by Conrad Colman Posted on 15 Aug 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race - And they're off! 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race - And they're off! The fleet restarted fourth and final stage of Leg Zero at 0615 UTC on Monday – with boats spread just over five minutes The fleet restarted the fourth and final stage of Leg Zero at 0615 UTC on Monday – with the boats spread just over five minutes apart from front to back. by Jonno Turner Posted on 15 Aug Three races begin Half Ton Classics Cup but no runaway leaders Three races begin Half Ton Classics Cup but no runaway leaders Just two points separate first to fourth places and the regatta is set to be a cliff-hanger. Consistent sailing by Nigel Biggs on his newly-refurbished Checkmate XVIII put the British team at the top of the leaderboard of the Euro Car Parks Half Ton Classics Cup at Kinsale after a rain-soaked opening day. However, just two points separate first to fourth places and the regatta is set to be a cliff-hanger. by Half-Ton Class Association Posted on 14 Aug Laser Radial Youth World Championships – Day 2 Laser Radial Youth World Championships – Day 2 Yoshihiro sailed to easy win in the blue fleet while Tomasgaard found his form to take a bullet in the boy’s red fleet On Alpha Course, the yellow fleet got off their start under a U Flag and Ireland’s Ewan Mcmahon led the way around the course with Josh Armit of New Zealand and Australian Caelin Winchcombe close on his tail. The following blue and red fleets had multiple general recalls before finally starting race one. by Eric Faust - ILCA Posted on 14 Aug Melges 32 World Championship – Countdown to the start Melges 32 World Championship – Countdown to the start Andrea Lacorte's Vitamina Amerikana is also poised to play well in Cala Galera. Seated third overall on the ranking ot only does it crown the next Melges 32 World Champion, but it will also define the true strength of teams after a long season on the World League circuit. by IM32CA Posted on 14 Aug More from the Rolex Fastnet Race by Nic Douglass More from the Rolex Fastnet Race by Nic Douglass So many adventures, and so little time! At the Fastnet we covered action from the start, to the Volvo and the finish. What a great representation of sailing! An absolute pleasure to talk with Didier Goudoux, the overall winner on IRC of the Royal Ocean Racing Club's ROLEX Fastnet Race on his boat Lann Ael 2 with his son and daughter on board with him. So many congratulations and hope to see you again soon! by Nic Douglass Posted on 14 Aug Aircalin Match Racing Cup – Day 3 Aircalin Match Racing Cup – Day 3 Last match of the quarterfinals opposes two New Zealanders, Will Eastman and James Wilson, who had each one point. Today's weather forecast was again a dream time for Match racing, great sun and 10 knots of wind. On the program of the day, Complete the qualifying phases, and, if time permits, make the quarterfinals or directly the semi-finals. by Laurence Bouchet CNC Posted on 14 Aug
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