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Etchells Invitation pulls big fleet and top sailors for tight racing Etchells Invitation pulls big fleet and top sailors for tight racing On Tuesday evening, 16 Etchells and more than 50 sailors took to the Waitemata On Tuesday evening, 16 Etchells and more than 50 sailors took to the Waitemata in proving conditions for the annual Etchells Invitational, before returning to the dock for some post-match analysis and some well-earned beers. With around 15 knots of breeze against tide, the pre-race warm-up was a little lumpy and the spanners were out on most boats for some last-minute re-tuning, before the sla by Alex Webster Posted on 3 Dec Iain Jensen wins MS Amlin 'Dash for Cash' Iain Jensen wins MS Amlin 'Dash for Cash' Some crashes were spectacular, with the skipper being launched from the boat in a cloud of spray. Jensen is the longtime crew for Nathan Outteridge, the helmsman for Artemis Racing. As a team they won the Olympic Gold medal in the 49er Class at the 2012 London Olympics. by RBYC Media Posted on 3 Dec Tour de France à la voile to celebrate its 40th edition in 2017 Tour de France à la voile to celebrate its 40th edition in 2017 Eight classes have served on the TFV since 1978, always based on the same principle : one-design. French sailing legends like Eric Tabarly, Michel Desjoyeaux, Jean-Pierre Dick, and more recently Franck Cammas, François Gabart, Armel Le Cléac’h and Loïck Peyron have all played a role in the history of this race, that became one of the biggest summer sporting events. by A.S.O./Tour de France à la voile Posted on 3 Dec RORC Transatlantic Race – Maserati Multi70 now 142 miles from Grenada RORC Transatlantic Race – Maserati Multi70 now 142 miles from Grenada Phaedo3 sailed past the final waypoint at Grenada last night at 01.49 GMT to take multihull (MOCRA) line honours Phaedo3 sailed past the final waypoint at Grenada last night at 01.49 GMT (21.49 local time, 02.49 in Italy) to take multihull (MOCRA) line honours by maserati.soldini.it Posted on 3 Dec Sir Peter Blake Regatta - Light airs for Day 1 at Torbay Sir Peter Blake Regatta - Light airs for Day 1 at Torbay The annual Sir Peter Blake Torbay Regatta got off to a slow start this morning with fleets forced to stay ashore The annual Sir Peter Blake Torbay Regatta got off to a slow start this morning with fleets forced to stay ashore as they waited for the sea breeze to kick in. It was a perfect summers day at Torbay Sailing Club on Auckland's East Coast Bays. by Suellen Hurling Posted on 3 Dec RORC Transatlantic Race - Day 8 - Phaedo3 victorious in Grenada RORC Transatlantic Race - Day 8 - Phaedo3 victorious in Grenada Lloyd Thornburg's American MOD70 Phaedo3 has taken Multihull Line Honours in the RORC Transatlantic Race Lloyd Thornburg's American MOD70 Phaedo3 has taken Multihull Line Honours in the RORC Transatlantic Race for the second year running. The American MOD70 completed the course in six days 13 hours 39 minutes and 55 seconds. by Louay Habib Posted on 3 Dec Vendee Globe - Edmond de Rothschild makes up ground Vendee Globe - Edmond de Rothschild makes up ground For more than a week now, Sébastien Josse has been philosophically negotiating the weather systems For more than a week now, Sébastien Josse has been philosophically negotiating the weather systems, patiently accepting that his two closest adversaries were going to be able to steal a march on him thanks to the more favourable conditions at the head of the race. by Gitana Posted on 3 Dec Vendée Globe – Leaders gybing along Antarctic exclusion zone + Video Vendée Globe – Leaders gybing along Antarctic exclusion zone + Video The leaders in the eighth Vendée Globe are gybing along the edge of the Antarctic Exclusion Zone. The leaders in the eighth Vendée Globe are gybing along the edge of the Antarctic Exclusion Zone. Although they have only sailed 330 miles in 24h at an average speed of 13.9 knots for Alex Thomson and 13.4 knots for Armel Le Cléac’h, this has been one of the rare days when their foilers have not clocked up amazing distances. More live video from the Southern Ocean by Vendée Globe Posted on 3 Dec Phaedo^3 finishes with line honours the RORC Transatlantic Race 2016 Phaedo^3 finishes with line honours the RORC Transatlantic Race 2016 Phaedo^3 in the cover of dark finishes with line honours the RORC Transatlantic Race 2016 Phaedo^3 in the cover of dark finishes with line honours the RORC Transatlantic Race 2016 at 01 hours 49 minutes and 55 seconds on Saturday 3rd December 2016 to take Multihull Line Honours and provisionally win the Multihull Class. by Rachel Fallon-Langdon Posted on 3 Dec Star Sailors League Final - Day 4 Star Sailors League Final - Day 4 Today was the final day of the Qualification Series at the SSL Final and it didn’t go as well as Josh and I hoped for. Today was the final day of the Qualification Series at the SSL Final and it didn’t go as well as Josh and I hoped for. We ended up where we started the day… in 15th. We had glimpses of upward movement; leading at the first mark of the first race. But I forgot to go back to the well on the second windward leg and ended up eighth in a race that we led in. by Cayard Sailing Posted on 3 Dec Ten teams announced for Star Sailors League Finals 2016 Ten teams announced for Star Sailors League Finals 2016 Light airs forced a delay to the start of the fourth and final day of the SSL Qualifying Rounds to select ten teams Light airs forced a delay to the start of the fourth and final day of the SSL Qualifying Rounds to select ten teams for the SSL Finals 2016, which take place tomorrow. by Star Sailors League Posted on 3 Dec WIM Series - Dutch round-robin win in U.S. Virgin Islands WIM Series - Dutch round-robin win in U.S. Virgin Islands Dutch match racing star earned right to select quarterfinal opponent by winning round-robin of Carlos Aguilar Match Race “We’ll take a good look at the round-robin score sheet, and then make our pick,” says Renée Groeneveld, however waiting until Saturday morning to reveal her choice. The Dutch match racing star earned her right to select quarterfinal opponent by winning the round-robin of the Carlos Aguilar Match Race, the fifth and final event of the 2016 WIM Series, ten – one. by WIM Series Posted on 3 Dec RORC Transatlantic Race – Maserati Multi70 now 660 miles from finish RORC Transatlantic Race – Maserati Multi70 now 660 miles from finish The shore team and organisers are already in situ, preparing a warm welcome for the crews of the two trimarans. The shore team and organisers are already in situ, preparing a warm welcome for the crews of the two trimarans who will be exhausted after racing across the ocean at high speeds for such an extended period. by studio-imagina.it Posted on 2 Dec Vendée Globe – Eliès in line for Southern Ocean bruising Vendée Globe – Eliès in line for Southern Ocean bruising Yann Eliès was doing all he could to slow his raceboat in a bid to reduce the impact of a violent Southern Ocean storm. French sailor Yann Eliès was today doing all he could to slow his 60ft raceboat in a bid to reduce the impact of a violent Southern Ocean storm heading straight for him. by Vendée Globe Posted on 2 Dec RORC Transatlantic Race – Phaedo3 prepares to land RORC Transatlantic Race – Phaedo3 prepares to land Mike Slade's Maxi 100 Leopard 3 is racing against the clock in an assault on the race record. Mike Slade's Maxi 100 Leopard 3 is racing against the clock in an assault on the race record. The IRC Fleet and Class40 Division are getting a savage taste of ocean racing. by Louay Habib Posted on 2 Dec World Match Racing Tour reveals two more events in Australia in 2017 World Match Racing Tour reveals two more events in Australia in 2017 Swan River Match Cup and Geographe Bay Cup will ensure that the world’s match racing focus will be on Western Australia. The WMRT Swan River Match Cup and the WMRT Geographe Bay Cup will ensure that the world’s match racing focus will be on Western Australia at the start of 2017. by WMRT Posted on 2 Dec America's Cup - Kiwi lodges Appeal against Jury in San Francisco Cup America's Cup - Kiwi lodges Appeal against Jury in San Francisco Cup Former Oracle Team USA crew member, Matthew Mitchell (NZL) has lodged an Appeal against a Decision to dismiss his case Former Oracle Team USA crew member, Matthew Mitchell (NZL) has lodged an Appeal against a Decision to dismiss his case taken against the International Jury for the 34th America's Cup in San Francisco. On October 28, 2016, US District Judge Vince Chhabria dismissed Mitchell's claim against the five-person International Jury on the basis that it was lodged too late. by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZ Posted on 2 Dec Hotting up at the Star Sailors League Finals Hotting up at the Star Sailors League Finals Three light airs races were held for the penultimate day of the Qualifying Rounds in Montagu Bay Nassau. Three light airs races were held for the penultimate day of the Qualifying Rounds in Montagu Bay Nassau. Getting a good start and having the boat speed to hold a lane was paramount today. by Star Sailors League Posted on 2 Dec WIM Series - Groeneveld alone at the top in U.S. Virgin Islands WIM Series - Groeneveld alone at the top in U.S. Virgin Islands Renee Groeneveld is leading the Carlos Aguilar Match Race, the fifth and final event of the 2016 WIM Series Renee Groeneveld is leading the Carlos Aguilar Match Race, the fifth and final event of the 2016 WIM Series, after the first day of round-robin. The Dutch skipper controlled the shifty conditions in the Charlotte Amalie harbour of St. Thomas, posting five wins and no losses in Thursday’s racing. American Stephanie Roble shares the runner-up position with Josefine Boel Rasmussen of Denmark. by WIM Series Posted on 2 Dec Star Sailors League Finals - Light airs make for an exhausting Day 3 Star Sailors League Finals - Light airs make for an exhausting Day 3 Three races were held today on Montague Bay for Star fleet. Mark Medleblatt/Brian Fatih sailed consistently to take lead Three races were held today on Montague Bay for the Star fleet. The southeasterly winds were considerably lighter than the previous days at eight knots dropping to as little as four knots by the end of the day. Mark Medleblatt and Brian Fatih sailed very consistently to take the lead in the series while Robert Scheidt, Diego Negri and Xavier Rohart each had at least one bad race. by Paul Cayard Posted on 2 Dec
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