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Laser Radial Youth World Championships – Day 6 Laser Radial Youth World Championships – Day 6 With a second place finish in first race behind Rafael De La Hoz Tuells, Papadimitriou moved into a tie for first place Dimitris Papadimitriou of Greece, who was not ranked in the top 10 heading in to the Final Series, began pulling himself to the front with a third and fourth yesterday in gold fleet, and another incredible performance in today’s racing. by Katie Olsen Posted today at 5:22 pm Iranian finn sailor aims to make history at Tokyo 2020 Iranian finn sailor aims to make history at Tokyo 2020 He first stepped into a Finn in 2015 and took part in the Rio 2016 continental qualifier, with assistance from the FIDeS Ahmad Ahmadi is aiming to become the first Iranian sailor to compete at the Olympic Games. He opens his campaign at the 2017 Finn Gold Cup next month at Balatonfoldvar in Hungary and has launched a crowdfunding campaign to help fund his Olympic dream and give him the best possible chances of success in Tokyo. by Robert Deaves Posted today at 2:02 pm Young prepared for tight battle at Laser Radial World Championship Young prepared for tight battle at Laser Radial World Championship The 30-year-old became the first British woman to win a World Championship in a solo Olympic dinghy class in Vallarta While Young says being defending champion has given extra impetus to this edition’s build-up, she knows it will count for little when she takes to the startline alongside 99 rivals from 41 nations when competition starts on the IJsselmeer next week by Anisha Walkerley / RYA Posted today at 1:40 pm 29er Hong Kong Open – Notice of race released 29er Hong Kong Open – Notice of race released With competitors due to start unloading containers of 29ers from the 21 December, a great turn out is expected With mild winter conditions of warm sea and air temperatures, great breeze and boasting some of the best race tracks available anywhere, all eyes will be on the world’s best 29er sailors competing here in Hong Kong by RHKYC Media Posted today at 12:57 pm Tasar World Championship in Gamagori Tasar World Championship in Gamagori As Libby said after the first race day of three races and five hours on the water, it was one of their toughest days The five race day event saw the outstanding North American crew from Seattle YC, former gold and bronze medal Olympians in the Flying Dutchman and 49’er Classes, Jonathan and Libby Johnson McKee, take out their fourth World Tasar Title by Jenny Sorensen Posted today at 11:56 am 215 entries for Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2017 215 entries for Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2017 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2017 has drawn 215 boats ranging in size from 22 up to 100 feet Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2017 has drawn 215 boats ranging in size from 22 up to 100 feet for the popular annual winter series starting this coming Sunday, August 20, 2017. by Lisa Ratcliff Posted today at 4:50 am Laser Radial Youth World Championships – Day 5 Laser Radial Youth World Championships – Day 5 The fleets were divided into Gold and Silver fleets, with additional Bronze and Emerald fleets for the boys Under gray skies and rain, the breeze built from 10 knots for the first race up around 15 knots for the second – the heaviest wind seen at the event thus far. by Katie Olsen Posted on 17 Aug OK Dinghy World No.1 for the third time for Greg Wilcox OK Dinghy World No.1 for the third time for Greg Wilcox Greg has returned to the top of the OK Dinghy World Ranking list for the third time since the World Ranking was created Tomasz Gaj and Pawel Pawlaczyk from Poland record career bests in second and third, as does fourth placed Henrik Kofoed. The August release includes 488 sailors, 56 of whom sailed their first ranking event in 2017. The Wiorld Ranking list, and the numbers sailing OK Dinghy, keeps getting bigger. by Robert Deaves Posted on 17 Aug Multihull madness at Airlie Beach Race Week Multihull madness at Airlie Beach Race Week Local sailmaker Paul Mitchell (Ullman Sails), leads the charge for overall honours in the Multihull Racing division Going into the final day’s racing at Whitsunday Sailing Club’s Airlie Beach Race Week, local sailmaker Paul Mitchell (Ullman Sails), leads the charge for overall honours in the Multihull Racing division, three points ahead of George Owens’ Fury Road. by Di Pearson Posted on 17 Aug 2017 Laser Radial Youth World Championships - Day 4 2017 Laser Radial Youth World Championships - Day 4 Three races were completed today in each fleet, concluding the qualifying series for the 2017 Laser Radial Youth Worlds Three races were completed today in each fleet, concluding the qualifying series for the 2017 Laser Radial Youth World Championships in Holland. by Katie Olsen Posted on 17 Aug Euro Car Parks Half Ton Classics Cup - Racing postponed for Day 3 Euro Car Parks Half Ton Classics Cup - Racing postponed for Day 3 As forecast, winds in excess of 30 knots off the Old Head of Kinsale forced the abandonment of the programme for Day 3 As forecast, winds in excess of 30 knots off the Old Head of Kinsale forced the abandonment of the programme for Day 3 of the Euro Car Parks Half Ton Classics Cup at Kinsale Yacht Club, Ireland. by Half-Ton Class Association Posted on 17 Aug Step two for Kialoa II Step two for Kialoa II Kialoa II has completed the Rolex Fastnet Race and will soon hoist sails and head to Sydney, Australia Kialoa II has completed the Rolex Fastnet Race and will soon hoist sails and head to Sydney, Australia, and the second major goal for the owners Patrick and Keith Broughton, the Rolex Sydney Hobart starting from Sydney Harbour on December 26, 2017. by Lisa Ratcliff Posted on 17 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 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 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
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