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Rio 2016 - Plain speaking by triple-medalist on Olympic sailing moves Rio 2016 - Plain speaking by triple-medalist on Olympic sailing moves Triple Olympic medalist, Santiago Lange has been on the sharp end of changes made to Olympic classes and formats Santiago Lange, a six-time Olympian and Bronze medallist in the 2004 and 2008 Olympics, won his third medal – Gold sailing in the Nacra 17 class. With that length of experience at an Olympic level, having sailed the Laser, Tornado and now Nacra 17 classes his comments on the future shape of the Olympic regatta was one of the highlights of the Medallists Media Conferences. by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL Posted today at 5:58 am Best pictures of the first 4 Acts of the Extreme Sailing Series™ Best pictures of the first 4 Acts of the Extreme Sailing Series™ An influx of fresh talent have all added to the hype, but the greatest evolution is the replacement of the Extreme 40. An influx of fresh talent, new venues and a revised race format have all added to the hype, but the greatest evolution is the replacement of the Extreme 40 by a smaller, faster catamaran: the flying GC32. by Extreme Sailing Series™ Posted today at 1:34 pm Return to Russia for the Extreme Sailing Series™ Return to Russia for the Extreme Sailing Series™ Joining the fleet as the season heads into its second half is Gazprom Team Russia, led by WMRT champion, Phil Robertson. With one week to go, the fleet returns to St Petersburg for the fifth Act of the season, presented by SAP, 35 of the world’s best sailors are getting their heads in the game and preparing for the one of the trickiest venues of the season so far. by Extreme Sailing Series™ Posted today at 12:58 pm Championship momentum builds at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week Championship momentum builds at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week Three windward/leewards for the two Rating Series divisions on the eastern course area started out in 10-12knot ESE wind Three windward/leewards for the two Rating Series divisions on the eastern course area started out in 10-12 knot ESE winds under overcast skies and as the day progressed the breeze turned SE and faded to 8-9kts. by Lisa Ratcliff Posted today at 12:13 pm Audi Hamilton Island RW - Whales steal the limelight on Day 3 + Video Audi Hamilton Island RW - Whales steal the limelight on Day 3 + Video With the IRC class racing postponed ashore, the cruising classes were sent to an eastern course in search of breeze. With the IRC class racing postponed ashore, the cruising classes were sent to an eastern course in search of breeze. The only action in the racing area came from the whales rolling around without a care for the yachts that surrounded them. by Dale Lorimer - Bow Caddy Media Posted on 24 Aug Rio 2016 - Unless you're continuously improving, you're falling behind Rio 2016 - Unless you're continuously improving, you're falling behind The Olympics displayed the reality of elite sport - that unless you are continuously improving, you are falling behind. Mark Orams, World champion sailor and now a Professor of sport and recreation looks at some lessons from the 2016 Olympics, he says you need to be improving faster than the opposition to succeed at the Olympics. Britain did just that with a staggering haul of eleven medals in track cycling, six of them gold, bettering their performance at their home Olympics four years earlier. by Sail-World.com/NZ Posted on 24 Aug Rio 2016 - Images from the NZL Sailing Team return home Rio 2016 - Images from the NZL Sailing Team return home On Wednesday morning, the NZL Sailing Team returned to New Zealand from the Rio Olympics. On Wednesday morning, the NZL Sailing Team returned to New Zealand from the Rio Olympics. First up was a reception for the whole Olympic Team in The Cloud. A second function was held at the NZ Maritime Museum, under the hull of NZL-32, the 1995 America's Cup winner, with just the Sailing Team members and some of the coaches. by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL Posted on 24 Aug Hamilton Island Race Week - Supermaxis battle on Day 2 + Video Hamilton Island Race Week - Supermaxis battle on Day 2 + Video Photographer Michael Chittenden is on the water at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week Photographer Michael Chittenden is on the water at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week, and provided this gallery of images on a day when the supermaxi Scallywag beat Wild Oats XI for the first time. Bob Killick and Warwick Rooklyn commentate the video of Race Day 2 by Sail-World.com NZL Posted on 23 Aug Mid-week weekend at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week Mid-week weekend at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week Layday came early for the AHIRW fleet despite best efforts by the race committee to get some divisions racing out 2016 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Layday came early for the Audi Hamilton Island Race Week fleet despite best efforts by the race committee to get some divisions racing out on the Eastern course area, in the Turtle Bay vicinity. by Crosbie Lorimer and Lisa Ratcliff Posted on 23 Aug AHIRW Day 3 - Audi Hamilton Island Whale Watching Week AHIRW Day 3 - Audi Hamilton Island Whale Watching Week Day three saw no racing for any of the 252 entries at AHIRW, but there was plenty of people and whale watching 2016 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Day three saw no racing for any of the 252 entries at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week, but there was plenty of people and whale watching to be done for the media! I have to say it is the best postponement I have had in my 20+ years of sailing! by Nic Douglass Posted on 23 Aug America's Cup - Architect of NZ Qualifier withdrawal steps down America's Cup - Architect of NZ Qualifier withdrawal steps down The Commissioner for the America's Cup General Dr. Harvey Schiller has stepped down from the role The Commissioner for the America's Cup General Dr. Harvey Schiller has stepped down from the role and will finish at the end of the month. The move was confirmed today by America's Cup correspondent Bernie Wilson of the Associated Press. by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL Posted on 23 Aug AHIRW - Day 2 - Ichi Ban and Concubine in the Tavern AHIRW - Day 2 - Ichi Ban and Concubine in the Tavern Another gorgeous day on Hamilton Island, but breeze was not entirely on board with keeping the on-water action up to par 2016 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Another gorgeous day on Hamilton Island, but the breeze was not entirely on board with keeping the on-water action up to par with the off-water activities! by Nic Douglass Posted on 23 Aug NZL Sailing Team - Kiwis one of two teams to win four Sailing Medals NZL Sailing Team - Kiwis one of two teams to win four Sailing Medals New Zealand one of only two nations to win four sailing medals in Rio It was a momentous Final Day for the NZL Sailing Team in Rio when four New Zealand crews sailed their Olympic medal races in phenomenal sailing conditions under the spotlight of the world’s sports fans and media. Three kiwi crews stood on the podium on the Final Day, taking one gold and two silver medals adding to the sailing bronze won three days earlier in Rio by Sam Meech. by Jodie Bakewell-White, Yachting NZ + Sail-World NZ Posted on 22 Aug Infiniti 46 features Doyle Sails BR0 - Blast Reaching Zero - Video Infiniti 46 features Doyle Sails BR0 - Blast Reaching Zero - Video Video of the Infiniti 46 at speed using Doyle Sails including a fore-sail that measures as a jib and is used for blast r Video of the Infiniti 46 at speed using Doyle Sails including a fore-sail that measures as a jib and is used for blast reaching. Designed by DSS-creator Hugh Welbourn the Infiniti 46 is 14.10m LOA, with a beam of 3.90m and a 3.35m draft. Her displacement is listed at 5300kg. She is full carbon construction. by Sail-World.com NZL Posted on 22 Aug Rio 2016 - Australia tops Olympic Sailing Medal Table again Rio 2016 - Australia tops Olympic Sailing Medal Table again Australia has again topped the table with their Gold Medal and three Silver Medals won in the 2016 Olympic Sailing Regat Using the weighted points system for defining Olympic Medal Table placings, Australia has again topped the table with their Gold Medal and three Silver Medals won in the 2016 Olympic Sailing Regatta in Rio de Janeiro. After the 2012 Olympic Regatta in Weymouth, Australia also topped the Medal table, but were tied with hosts, Great Britain on 11pts. Includes full results for all classes. by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL Posted on 22 Aug A magnificent fleet gathers in Cowes for Etchells World Championship A magnificent fleet gathers in Cowes for Etchells World Championship 58 teams from all over the world have entered the championship, hosted by the Royal London Yacht Club. Twenty teams are from Great Britain and a dozen each from Australia and the United States of America. Four entries are from Hong Kong and as far afield as: Bermuda, Ireland, New Zealand, Portugal, Singapore, and the United Arab Emirates. by Louay Habib Posted on 22 Aug Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2016 - Day 1 Downwind Racing Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2016 - Day 1 Downwind Racing With a backdrop of dark rain clouds, the fleet raced downwind from Lindeman Island to the finish in Dent Passage With a backdrop of dark rain clouds, the fleet raced downwind from Lindeman Island to the finish in Dent Passage getting a good soaking shortly after the video was shot. by Dale Lorimer - Bow Caddy Media Posted on 22 Aug Time and tide on Day 2 of the Audi Hamilton Island Race Week Time and tide on Day 2 of the Audi Hamilton Island Race Week A light breeze and cloudy skies saw 12 of the 14 divisions scheduled for many island courses starting from Dent Passage. The Trailables Division led the vanguard at the first start gun, but it soon became apparent that plugging a strong south going current in such light breeze was going to make for a very slow and congested start to the day. by Crosbie Lorimer Posted on 22 Aug AHIRW - Day 1 - 'Pillow Talk' and Scallywag's Honeymooners AHIRW - Day 1 - 'Pillow Talk' and Scallywag's Honeymooners A record-breaking fleet of 252 boats and catching up with so many of my sailing mates from around the world Amazing to be back on Hamilton Island for Audi Hamilton Island Race Week. A record-breaking fleet of 252 boats, a stunning location, and catching up with so many of my sailing mates from around the world, what could be better? by Nic Douglass Posted on 22 Aug Rio 2016 - 49erFX Gold Medal provides local fizz for Sailing Olympics Rio 2016 - 49erFX Gold Medal provides local fizz for Sailing Olympics Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze sent their fellow Brazilians into a frenzy on Flamengo Beach on Thursday AP's Bernie Wilson was on the scene when Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze sent their fellow Brazilians into a frenzy on Flamengo Beach on Thursday after holding off the New Zealand crew by two seconds to win the gold medal in the women's 49erFX class, which was making its Olympic debut. There's a link to the rest of his excellent coverage of the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Sailing Regatta. by Sail-World.com/NZL Posted on 22 Aug
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