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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 today at 2:10 pm Tickets to the RYA Dinghy Show on sale now Tickets to the RYA Dinghy Show on sale now Tickets are now on sale for the RYA Dinghy Show 2018, presented by Suzuki in association with Yachts & Yachting and Gill Returning to Alexandra Palace in London on the 03-04 March, the RYA Dinghy Show welcomes sailors old and new and celebrates everything we love about the sport. by Susie NationGrainger / RYA Posted today at 1:13 pm 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 today at 10:55 am Star Sailors League Finals – The VIPs list is shaping up Star Sailors League Finals – The VIPs list is shaping up Nassau, in the Bahamas, is ideal to host the event, Nassau Yacht Club a perfect home for sailors and organizers 15 sailors will join the already confirmed top 10 skippers of the SSL Ranking 2017, among these there are some experienced Star sailors, some incredibly talented skippers who have never raced at a Star regatta and some rookies. by Star Sailors Posted today at 3:43 pm 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 today at 3:14 pm 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 today at 1:39 pm Volvo Ocean Race – Seven skippers, one goal Volvo Ocean Race – Seven skippers, one goal The ultimate test in team sport, starts on Sunday, when seven of the best sailing teams in world cross the starting line The Volvo Ocean Race 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 today at 1:28 pm 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 today at 12:28 pm 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 today at 11:24 am 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 today at 10:30 am 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 today at 7:09 am 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 today at 6:31 am Jackson Yacht Services Bay Race Series - Overall report Jackson Yacht Services Bay Race Series - Overall report The Royal Channel Islands Yacht Club’s annual Jackson Yacht Services Bay Race Series was held in St Aubin’s Bay The Royal Channel Islands Yacht Club’s annual Jackson Yacht Services Bay Race Series was held in St Aubin’s Bay on Saturday 14th October. At the outset, conditions looked fair for a good if gentle afternoon’s sailing with partly cloudy skies, a light south-easterly breeze and calm seas, in line with the weather forecast. by William Harris Posted today at 5:11 am Catamarans Cup International Regatta sets sail for 8th successive year Catamarans Cup International Regatta sets sail for 8th successive year In its eighth year, the race is eagerly anticipated by the sailing community (300 sailors are expected to participate). After each leg, local festivities will be held in the welcoming harbors by the sponsoring Municipalities to honor the participants and reward the winners. During the race, several events will unfold (competitions, social gatherings, etc.) by Icarus Sports Posted on 19 Oct Crewsaver launches the #LifejacketSafe challenge Crewsaver launches the #LifejacketSafe challenge The campaign aims to increase safety awareness by highlighting the importance of wearing a personal flotation device Not only could the advice learnt in the challenge save your life but also, by taking the challenge, you will be automatically entered into the prize draw to win the ultimate lifejacket package! by Jake Young Posted on 19 Oct Rolex Middle Sea Race – Fleet focuses on final preparations Rolex Middle Sea Race – Fleet focuses on final preparations Light winds are expected for the first part of the race, with a significant northwesterly arriving by the third day. According to the latest weather forecasts, the start is forecast to have a moderate easterly breeze, which is due to fade on the first night. Light winds should then affect the majority of the fleet throughout Sunday. By dawn on Monday, a fresh Mistral is expected to arrive in the vicinity of Favignana and these strong winds from the northwest are forecast across the race course for 48 hours. by RMYC Posted on 19 Oct Japanese sailing legacy born at World Cup Series Japanese sailing legacy born at World Cup Series Itakura's partner Chika Hatae expressed her delight at elite sailing competitions arriving in their home country The wind has remained fickle since the series arrived in Japan, for the first time. The coastal city with a population of over 80,000 people is currently experiencing an extended period of uncharacteristically bad weather. by Ross Gale - World Sailing Posted on 19 Oct Volvo Hong Kong to Vietnam Race – Alive gaining on early starters Volvo Hong Kong to Vietnam Race – Alive gaining on early starters Luckily Ambush jibed back and is sending it to be keeping up with the 50 footers. She is currently first in IRC Racer 1. Joachim Isler and Drew Taylor’s Mills 41 Ambush did two early jibes; the first of which may have put them west of the rhumb line; a tactic which has not paid off for Fred Kinmonth and Nick Burns’ Sydney GTS 43 Ontonomos Mandrake and Jonathan Mahony’s HYD 42 Zanzibar. by RHKYC Media Posted on 19 Oct Clipper World Yacht Race – Day 15, Race 2 – Battle for final positions Clipper World Yacht Race – Day 15, Race 2 – Battle for final positions Garmin claimed third place, whilst a last-minute shake up saw Visit Seattle pip Liverpool 2018 to the post for fourth The drag race between the ninth placed HotelPlanner.com and Great Britain has continued overnight, though HotelPlanner.com has managed to pull away to be 18 nautical miles from its nearest competition this morning. by The Clipper Race Posted on 19 Oct Inaugural J/70 Australian Championship overall Inaugural J/70 Australian Championship overall Six races were held over the weekend of racing. Saturdays breeze was forecast for 25 knots, but abated to 15-20 knots Not since the J/24 have we seen such a worldwide response to a new one-design keelboat. Like its predecessor, the J/70 has struck a chord across a wide age and skill range and has proven itself to be an extremely versatile platform. by Sandra Entwistle / Yachtspot Posted on 19 Oct
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