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NZL Sailing Team - Two Kiwi boats second at Gamagori World Cup - Day 4 NZL Sailing Team - Two Kiwi boats second at Gamagori World Cup - Day 4 It was moving day for the New Zealanders at the World Cup regatta in Gamagori yesterday on Day 4 It was moving day for the New Zealanders at the World Cup regatta in Gamagori yesterday on Day 4, with two boats lying second and seven of the eight inside the top 10. Kiwis won all three races in the Laser class, with Andrew McKenzie winning the first and Sam Meech the next two, and Paul Snow-Hansen and Dan Willcox also picked up a bullet in the men's 470 to climb into second overall. by Yachting New Zealand Posted on 20 Oct Volvo Ocean Race – Crew change on Vestas 11th Hour Racing Volvo Ocean Race – Crew change on Vestas 11th Hour Racing To be compliant with the safety regulations, Hannah Diamond, one of the medically trained sailors, will compete in Leg 1 The goal is to give Harmer the rest he needs and get both him and Hansen back on the boat for Leg two from Lisbon to Cape Town. While crew announcements were made to the public, this change was filed in time for the official submission of crew lists to Race Management. by Vestas 11th Hour Racing Posted today at 4:49 pm 2017 Volvo Hong Kong to Vietnam Race - Mascalzone Latino takes victory 2017 Volvo Hong Kong to Vietnam Race - Mascalzone Latino takes victory Mascalzone Latino takes victory with top speed of 30kts Vincenzo Onorato’s Cookson 50 Mascalzone Latino sailed into Nha Trang last night at 18h 46m 31s to take the win in IRC Racer 0 and IRC Racer Overall. The Italian boat was a cool 2h 49m 55s ahead of Joachim Isler and Drew Taylor’s Ambush who are presently second place in IRC Racer Overall. by RHKYC Media Posted today at 7:08 am Rolex Middle Sea Race - Preview Rolex Middle Sea Race - Preview Rolex Middle Sea Race is an international competition of distinction and an offshore race par excellence. Starting and finishing in Malta, an island often referred to as the ‘Crossroads of the Mediterranean’, the Rolex Middle Sea Race is an international competition of distinction and an offshore race par excellence. The proof lies in the numbers. Registrations for this year’s 38th edition come from yachts representing 30 different countries. by Jboats.com Posted today at 5:36 am Extreme Sailing Series - Oman Air in action in San Diego Extreme Sailing Series - Oman Air in action in San Diego Oman Air team climbed leaderboard as they reached half-way point in a closely fought Extreme Sailing Series Act The Oman Air team climbed the leaderboard as they reached the half-way point in a closely fought Extreme Sailing Series Act in San Diego. by Oman Sail Posted today at 5:10 am Alinghi stays ahead but SAP Extreme Sailing Team applies the pressure Alinghi stays ahead but SAP Extreme Sailing Team applies the pressure A stellar performance from SAP Extreme Sailing Team saw Alinghi’s lead dwindle to just one point at the half way stage A stellar performance from SAP Extreme Sailing Team saw Alinghi’s lead dwindle to just one point at the half way stage of the seventh Act of the Extreme Sailing Series™ in San Diego. by Extreme Sailing Series™ Posted today at 4:51 am America's Cup - New York first to announce AC75 Challenger designer America's Cup - New York first to announce AC75 Challenger designer Bella Mente Quantum Racing has announced that it has signed a AC75 design agreement agreement with Botin Partners Bella Mente Quantum Racing (BMQR) has announced that it has signed an exclusive agreement with Botin Partners Naval Architecture to design the AC75 yacht it will sail in the 36th America's Cup. The syndicate will represent the New York Yacht Club, which has returned to the America's Cup arena after a 15-year absence. by Stuart Streuli NYYC and Sail-World.com/nz Posted on 20 Oct Volvo Ocean Race – Interviews with favorite sailors Volvo Ocean Race – Interviews with favorite sailors After what seemed like an endless amount of 'leg zeros' the Volvo Ocean Race is now in full wind up to the first leg Even though it is a short leg to the race's somewhat quasi home in Lisbon, it is real now, and the sailors are keener than anyone to see the 'real' racing get under way. by Nic Douglass Posted on 20 Oct CQS to sail Rolex Middle Seas Race without DSS foils CQS to sail Rolex Middle Seas Race without DSS foils The CQS design team have found that any foil shape has quite a narrow optimum speed window. Ludde and his team are hoping for light winds during the coming race out of Malta, which will best suit the current configuration of CQS, with her narrow waterline and low wetted surface area. by John Roberson Posted on 20 Oct Rolex Middle Sea Race – Preview Rolex Middle Sea Race – Preview The 103 yachts expected to start tomorrow’s 38th edition of the 606-nm race represent 30 different countries. Lying ahead following the grandiose, cannon-fire start from Grand Harbour, Valletta is one of the world of sailing’s most exacting 600-nm races comprising a scenic and tactically demanding circumnavigation of Sicily. by RMYC Posted on 20 Oct The Middle Sea Race starts tomorrow The Middle Sea Race starts tomorrow Alex will be racing crewed with Irish sailor Nin O'Leary (who was Alex's co-skipper during the 2017 Fastnet race) For this race, Alex will be racing crewed with Irish sailor Nin O'Leary (who was Alex's co-skipper during the 2017 Fastnet race), HUGO BOSS boat captain. Will Jackson & experienced Class 40 sailor Jack Trigger. by Alex Thomson Racing Posted on 20 Oct First set of sailors book Medal Race places at World Cup Series Japan First set of sailors book Medal Race places at World Cup Series Japan The day got off to an all too familiar start, for this week, with the wind once again largely absent. For both the Men's and Women's Windsurfer (RS:X) and Men's and Women's Skiffs (49er/49erFX) fleets, today was the last opportunity to book their slots in Saturday's Medal Races. by Ross Gale / World Sailing Posted on 20 Oct Volvo Ocean Race - Skippers' Press Conference - Alicante Volvo Ocean Race - Skippers' Press Conference - Alicante On Friday, the seven skippers faced the international media at the opening press conference. The ultimate test in team sport, the Volvo Ocean Race, starts on Sunday, when seven of the best sailing teams in the world cross the starting line off Alicante, Spain. The Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 will test the crews on a 45,000 nautical mile race course, through some of the most challenging waters in the world, including more miles in the extremes of the Southern Ocean. by Volvo Ocean Race Posted on 20 Oct Volvo Ocean Race - Triple champion says Team AkzoNobel ready to race Volvo Ocean Race - Triple champion says Team AkzoNobel ready to race Team AkzoNobel skipper Brad Jackson says the team are moving on and looking forward to the start of the opening Leg After a week of turmoil ashore, newly appointed Team AkzoNobel skipper Brad Jackson (NZL) says the team are moving on and looking forward to the start of the opening Leg of the Volvo Ocean Race. The short leg from Alicante to Lisbon is due to start on Sunday. There the fleet will reassemble ahead of the start of the race proper with a 7,000nm leg from Lisbon, Portugal to Cape Town, South Africa by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZ Posted on 20 Oct 2017 Volvo Hong Kong to Vietnam Race - Alive takes Line Honours 2017 Volvo Hong Kong to Vietnam Race - Alive takes Line Honours The next boat expected to arrive is Matteo Savelli’s Cookson 50 Mascalzone Latino Australian entry, Phillip Turner’s RP 66 Alive charged into Nha Trang, Vietnam, this afternoon on a two sail reach, popping their kite at the cardinal mark just before the finish to take the Line Honours for the 2017 Volvo Hong Kong to Vietnam Race. Currently, Alive is third in IRC Overall with a corrected time of 79h 21m 52s on her elapsed time of 50h 11m 56s; a mere 15m 35s outside by RHKYC Media Posted on 20 Oct Clipper World Yacht Race – Day 16, Race 2 – And then there were two Clipper World Yacht Race – Day 16, Race 2 – And then there were two Unicef is currently 387 nm from the finish line in Cape Town, but will face some tricky conditions in the final stretch. It has been a tricky race for Unicef, who suffered a series of spinnaker wraps during the race, including one on day four which damaged the inner-forestay. Whilst this slowed the boat considerably, the team continued to show incredible teamwork to keep racing towards Cape Town. by The Clipper Race Posted on 20 Oct Frank Racing takes seventh Coastal win - but no record this year Frank Racing takes seventh Coastal win - but no record this year 150 yachts representing the spectrum of the New Zealand race fleet commenced the famous Auckland to Russell Yacht Race In a flurry of action and jostling for space on the start-line, 150 yachts representing the spectrum of the New Zealand race fleet commenced the famous Auckland to Russell yacht race on Friday morning 20 October. by Coastal Classic Posted on 20 Oct Land Rover BAR shows its form but Alinghi sneaks ahead on ESS opener Land Rover BAR shows its form but Alinghi sneaks ahead on ESS opener Alinghi and Land Rover BAR Academy were the teams to beat on the opening day of the penultimate Act Alinghi and Land Rover BAR Academy were the teams to beat on the opening day of the penultimate Act of the 2017 Extreme Sailing Series™ in San Diego, USA. But it was the Swiss who demonstrated their prowess in the light winds and took the overnight lead as they left the Brits floundering in the final race. by Extreme Sailing Series™ Posted on 20 Oct Consistency the name of game for Oman Air on tricky ESS opening day Consistency the name of game for Oman Air on tricky ESS opening day Oman Air crew ended tricky first day in San Diego content with a consistent performance in penultimate Act of 2017 ESS. The Oman Air crew ended a tricky first day in San Diego content with a consistent performance in the penultimate Act of the 2017 Extreme Sailing Series. by Oman Sail Posted on 20 Oct CQS announces crew for Rolex Middle Seas Race CQS announces crew for Rolex Middle Seas Race Ludde Ingvall will skipper a strong multi-national crew on CQS for Rolex Middle Seas Race, starting from Valletta, Malta Ludde Ingvall will skipper a strong multi-national crew on CQS for the Rolex Middle Seas Race, starting from Valletta, Malta on Saturday, which it the final event on the team’s European tour. by John Roberson Posted on 20 Oct
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