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Shadow Catamaran Nationals go down to the last race at Gurnard
by Pete Newlands
2016 Shadow Catamaran 2016 Nationals were held at friendly Gurnard Sailing Club on the Solent The 2016 Shadow Catamaran 2016 Nationals were held at friendly Gurnard Sailing Club on the Solent (the sunset side of Cowes) from 17th to 19th June. The Shadow X is a high performance single-handed catamaran with an asymmetric spinnaker.
Posted on 24 Jun
Clipper Race crew member successfully medevaced from North Atlantic
by Marina Thomas – Clipper Ventures
Chris Drummond from High Wycombe, UK a crew member on board IchorCoal, had complained of severe chest pains yesterday. Chris Drummond, 62, from High Wycombe, UK a crew member on board IchorCoal, had complained of severe chest pains yesterday but was stabilised after receiving care from one of the team’s two on board medics, a Consultant Anesthetist.
Posted on 24 Jun
Stéphane Le Diraison aiming to qualify for the Vendée Globe
by Bruno Ménard / Mer and Media Agency
Aboard his very good boat, the former Hugo Boss from 2008, he hopes to sail around the world in under 90 days. As for his budget, while the name of his boat is still up for grabs, he is today certain he will be taking part. Aboard his very good boat, the former Hugo Boss from 2008, he hopes to sail around the world in under 90 days.
Posted on 24 Jun
Vendée Globe – Thomas Ruyant wins the SNSM Record in St. Nazaire
by Mer and Media Agency
There were in fact four candidates taking part in the SNSM Record, if we add Bertrand de Broc to this list of three. Now a classic race, this event raises funds for the French lifeboat service and this year, three competitors from the next Vendée Globe were up against each other: Thomas Ruyant, Arnaud Boissières and the Swiss sailor, Alan Roura.
Posted on 24 Jun
The Vendée Globe goes Asian with Kojiro Shiraishi
by Vendée Globe
Another important step in the internationalisation. For the first time, an Asian is ideally placed to be at the start. Thanks to a neat trajectory and a very decent seventh place in the New York – Vendée transatlantic race, Kojiro Shiraishi has obtained his sailing qualification for the Everest of the seas aboard Spirit of Yukoh. This Bruce Farr designed boat from 2007, built in England, is none other than Alex Thomson’s ex-Hugo Boss (previously called BT and Veolia).
Posted on 24 Jun
Two young members of the Team Tilt squad selected for the Rio Olympics
by Team Tilt Sailing
Sebastien and Lucien have been racing the 49er together for two years. They have quickly progressed up the ranks Some very encouraging results over the last few months combined with a place becoming available and the Swiss Olympic ‘Newcomer Rule’ mean that Sebastien Schneiter and Lucien Cujean will be heading to Rio this summer to represent their country at the Olympic Games.
Posted on 24 Jun
Split fortunes as Atlantic storm divides the Clipper Race fleet
by The Clipper Race
A dramatic storm stalled progress for some teams yesterday, widening the margin between the front and back of the fleet. A dramatic Atlantic storm stalled progress for some teams yesterday, widening the margin between the front and back of the fleet, and it is the boats to the south which are still enjoying the added power of the Gulf Stream which have made best progress over the past 24 hours.
Posted on 24 Jun
52 Super Series fleet grows in numbers for Audi Settimana delle Bocche
by 52 Super Series
The 52 Super Series fleet grows in numbers for the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda’s renowned Audi Settimana delle Bocche The 52 Super Series fleet of TP52s grows in numbers for the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda’s renowned Audi Settimana delle Bocche which starts on Monday with the first official practice race. Peter Harrison and his crew of Sorcha step into the 52 Super Series arena for their very first time at the circuit’s second regatta of five, meaning that there will be 12 TP52s starting in Sardinia
Posted on 24 Jun
2016 Melges 24 European Sailing Series kicks off in Kiel
by International Melges 24 Class Association
The racing day started with a good breeze of 8-10 knots from 80 degrees at the race area Foxtrot. The third event was opened with three races on the first day. 22 boats from seven nations are represented in Kiel - Denmark, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Switzerland, Slovakia and Ukraine. Italian Andrea Pozzi's Bombarda took the lead with tied points of another Italian Andrea Racchelli's Altea following as second.
Posted on 24 Jun
One mistake and the fleet is gone at 470 Junior Worlds
by 470 International Association Class
Waters off Kiel, shrugged off their reputation for chilly Baltic temperatures and turned on Mediterranean temperatures The waters off Kiel, Germany shrugged off their reputation for chilly Baltic temperatures and turned on Mediterranean temperatures and much more settled breezes on day two at the 2016 470 Junior World Championship. Clearly the warmth and decent breezes suited the Spanish partnership of Silvia Mas/Paula Barcelo who accelerated to take over pole position in the 470 Women fleet by five points.
Posted on 24 Jun
PredictWind - Stunning new forecast maps
by PredictWind
When developing the Offshore App, we had to rethink maps for offshore sailors. When developing the Offshore App, we had to rethink maps for offshore sailors. The mapping technology was rebuilt to be faster, have smaller downloads and be able to smoothly animate PredictWind’s advanced forecasts. Following the success of the Offshore App, we’re releasing this unique display technology across all other platforms, including the forecast website, Android and iOS Apps
Posted on 24 Jun
Superyacht Cup - More action-shots by Ingrid Abery
by Ingrid Abery
Photographer Ingrid Abery was on water at 2016 Superyacht Cup and provided this gallery of images from Day 1 action. Photographer Ingrid Abery was on water at 2016 Superyacht Cup and provided this gallery of images from Day 1 action.
Posted on 24 Jun
Superyacht Cup - Day 1 action-shots by Ingrid Abery
by Ingrid Abery
Photographer Ingrid Abery was on water at 2016 Superyacht Cup and provided this gallery of images from Day 1 action. Photographer Ingrid Abery was on water at 2016 Superyacht Cup and provided this gallery of images from Day 1 action.
Posted on 24 Jun
Superyacht Cup - Win Win, P2, Tempus Fugit and Mariette win on Day 1
by The Superyacht Cup
The past few days have seen some of the world's biggest names in sailing fly into pretty Palma de Mallorca The past few days have seen some of the world's biggest names in sailing fly into pretty Palma de Mallorca and the yachts' crew make all necessary preparations to race this first, Pantaenius race in the Superyacht Cup. This 20th edition boasts an entry list as wildly varied as ever, with superyachts ranging from 24m - 60 metres.
Posted on 24 Jun
Tornado Europeans - Light winds prevail for Day 2
by Tornado-Class
Light winds again on the second day of our European championship in Cesenatico, Italy. Light winds again on the second day of our European championship in Cesenatico, Italy.. The wind was blowing from the northeast and the left side was the favoured one although the wind shifted to the right!
Posted on 24 Jun
Monegasque conditions bring Stefano Roberti to top of the J/70 fleet
by SVG Verlag
The seven meter boat is booming in North America and Europe like no other boat class. The J/70 class has undergone a rapid development in the previous years, the seven meter boat is booming in North America and Europe like no other boat class.
Posted on 24 Jun
Oman Air dazzle on opening day of Extreme Sailing Series in Cardiff
by Oman Sail
Oman Air turned the focus in Cardiff from tough test to tough team after launching their Welsh campaign 2016 Extreme Sailing Series - Oman Air turned the focus in Cardiff from tough test to tough team after launching their Welsh campaign with a string of successes to end the opening day at the top of the Extreme Sailing Series leaderboard.
Posted on 24 Jun
Extreme Sailing Series - Land Rover BAR Academy make debut in breeze
by Extreme Sailing Series
The young guns of Land Rover BAR Academy got their first taste of how intense the Extreme Sailing Series can be The young guns of Land Rover BAR Academy got their first taste of how intense the Extreme Sailing Series can be today as Act 3 got off to a sensational start in Cardiff. “It definitely got hairy out there – it was a real eye-opener,” said Land Rover BAR Academy helmsman Owen Bowerman, whose team go into day two in sixth place overall.
Posted on 24 Jun
International German Championship at Kiel Week comes to a dramatic end
by segler-zeitung.de
The crews had to have a feeling for the wind. So the championship did offer all sorts of conditions for the sailors. In the class ORC III, the 'Bachyachting Racing Team' from Jascha Bach (Netherlands), who was already the set winner, could bring home another victory. In the other two classes, it was tight. There were only 0.2 points between the ORC I winner 'Sportsfreund' (Axel Seehafer, Heiligenhafen/Germany) from the second-placed 'Silva Neo (Dennis Gehrlein, Kiel/Germany).
Posted on 23 Jun
Los Angeles 1984 – All hail the Graels
by Fi Edwards
With the city of Angels their backdrop, The Grael siblings, demonstrated the craft they had honed on waters of Guanabara The greatest stage in international sport, the Olympic Games, is a pressure cooker. While many wilt under the weight of expectation on their Olympic debut, two brothers from Brazil would shine.
Posted on 23 Jun
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