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Young prepared for tight battle at Laser Radial World Championship Young prepared for tight battle at Laser Radial World Championship The 30-year-old became the first British woman to win a World Championship in a solo Olympic dinghy class in Vallarta While Young says being defending champion has given extra impetus to this edition’s build-up, she knows it will count for little when she takes to the startline alongside 99 rivals from 41 nations when competition starts on the IJsselmeer next week by Anisha Walkerley / RYA Posted today at 1:40 pm Seconds count at the Landsail Tyres J-Cup – Day 1 Seconds count at the Landsail Tyres J-Cup – Day 1 For the J/88 UK National Championship, the competition was intense, the biggest winning margin was 21 seconds Spotting the shifts, and extra breeze, were keys to winning performances, with 15-20 knots of solid pressure coming off the land, the planing, asymmetric J Boats were romping around Tor Bay. by Louay Habib Posted today at 11:02 am Iranian finn sailor aims to make history at Tokyo 2020 Iranian finn sailor aims to make history at Tokyo 2020 He first stepped into a Finn in 2015 and took part in the Rio 2016 continental qualifier, with assistance from the FIDeS Ahmad Ahmadi is aiming to become the first Iranian sailor to compete at the Olympic Games. He opens his campaign at the 2017 Finn Gold Cup next month at Balatonfoldvar in Hungary and has launched a crowdfunding campaign to help fund his Olympic dream and give him the best possible chances of success in Tokyo. by Robert Deaves Posted today at 2:02 pm 29er Hong Kong Open – Notice of race released 29er Hong Kong Open – Notice of race released With competitors due to start unloading containers of 29ers from the 21 December, a great turn out is expected With mild winter conditions of warm sea and air temperatures, great breeze and boasting some of the best race tracks available anywhere, all eyes will be on the world’s best 29er sailors competing here in Hong Kong by RHKYC Media Posted today at 12:57 pm Tasar World Championship in Gamagori Tasar World Championship in Gamagori As Libby said after the first race day of three races and five hours on the water, it was one of their toughest days The five race day event saw the outstanding North American crew from Seattle YC, former gold and bronze medal Olympians in the Flying Dutchman and 49’er Classes, Jonathan and Libby Johnson McKee, take out their fourth World Tasar Title by Jenny Sorensen Posted today at 11:56 am Admiral’s Cup Regatta will span the generations Admiral’s Cup Regatta will span the generations Excitement in the yachting community surrounding the Admiral’s Cup 50th Anniversary Regatta has spread to all corners Excitement in the yachting community surrounding the Admiral’s Cup 50th Anniversary Regatta has spread to all corners of the sailing world. News of the event, to be held in Sydney this December, has also inspired some remarkable reunions. by David Salter Posted today at 3:25 am Swuzzlebubble wins third Half Ton Classics Cup with a day to spare Swuzzlebubble wins third Half Ton Classics Cup with a day to spare Swuzzlebubble won the Euro Car Parks Half Ton Classics Cup at Kinsale Ireland with just Friday’s eleventh race remaining With an enviable scoresheet of mostly first and second places for the series, Phil Plumtree’s Swuzzlebubble won the Euro Car Parks Half Ton Classics Cup at Kinsale, Ireland with just Friday’s eleventh race remaining. A breezy penultimate day ended with a short coastal course in which the British boat placed fifth but was still good enough to confirm the overall win. by Half-Ton Class Association Posted today at 1:48 am Laser Radial Youth World Championships – Day 5 Laser Radial Youth World Championships – Day 5 The fleets were divided into Gold and Silver fleets, with additional Bronze and Emerald fleets for the boys Under gray skies and rain, the breeze built from 10 knots for the first race up around 15 knots for the second – the heaviest wind seen at the event thus far. by Katie Olsen Posted on 17 Aug OK Dinghy World No.1 for the third time for Greg Wilcox OK Dinghy World No.1 for the third time for Greg Wilcox Greg has returned to the top of the OK Dinghy World Ranking list for the third time since the World Ranking was created Tomasz Gaj and Pawel Pawlaczyk from Poland record career bests in second and third, as does fourth placed Henrik Kofoed. The August release includes 488 sailors, 56 of whom sailed their first ranking event in 2017. The Wiorld Ranking list, and the numbers sailing OK Dinghy, keeps getting bigger. by Robert Deaves Posted on 17 Aug Volvo Noble Marine RS200 National Championships – Runners sand riders Volvo Noble Marine RS200 National Championships – Runners sand riders The excitement is palpable as teams gear up for the 100+ strong RS200 Nationals, hosted by the fabulous Tenby SC. There are frankly too many teams with a shot of winning the title to sift through, but we have given it a shot (the top twenty could yet again be pretty close) by Emma Hivey Posted on 17 Aug RYA names its 420 crews for Youth Sailing World Championships RYA names its 420 crews for Youth Sailing World Championships This will be a Youth Worlds debut for the pair, with helm Smallwood admitting he is excited about the opportunity. 420 class pairings Alex Smallwood-Ross Thompson and Hatty Morsley-Pippa Cropley are the latest sailors selected for Great Britain for the prestigious global event, after windsurfers Emma Wilson and Andy Brown were named as the first British team members last month. by Anisha Walkerley / RYA Posted on 17 Aug 2017 Evening Race Series – Overall report 2017 Evening Race Series – Overall report Only 44 boats turned out for week 17 of Island Sailing Clubs 18 week Tuesday Evening Series all classes had good racing Although only 44 boats turned out for week 17 of the Island Sailing Clubs 18 week Tuesday Evening Series all classes had some good racing. With a WSW wind of 16 to 19 knots and an ebb tide two good beats for each class was the order for the day. by Rod Nicholls Posted on 17 Aug 2017 Laser Radial Youth World Championships - Day 4 2017 Laser Radial Youth World Championships - Day 4 Three races were completed today in each fleet, concluding the qualifying series for the 2017 Laser Radial Youth Worlds Three races were completed today in each fleet, concluding the qualifying series for the 2017 Laser Radial Youth World Championships in Holland. by Katie Olsen Posted on 17 Aug Euro Car Parks Half Ton Classics Cup - Racing postponed for Day 3 Euro Car Parks Half Ton Classics Cup - Racing postponed for Day 3 As forecast, winds in excess of 30 knots off the Old Head of Kinsale forced the abandonment of the programme for Day 3 As forecast, winds in excess of 30 knots off the Old Head of Kinsale forced the abandonment of the programme for Day 3 of the Euro Car Parks Half Ton Classics Cup at Kinsale Yacht Club, Ireland. by Half-Ton Class Association Posted on 17 Aug Step two for Kialoa II Step two for Kialoa II Kialoa II has completed the Rolex Fastnet Race and will soon hoist sails and head to Sydney, Australia Kialoa II has completed the Rolex Fastnet Race and will soon hoist sails and head to Sydney, Australia, and the second major goal for the owners Patrick and Keith Broughton, the Rolex Sydney Hobart starting from Sydney Harbour on December 26, 2017. by Lisa Ratcliff Posted on 17 Aug MAPFRE set the Volvo Ocean Race bar with overall Leg Zero victory MAPFRE set the Volvo Ocean Race bar with overall Leg Zero victory Newer teams know they have more work to do, but there are still plenty of positives to take from the progress they made Charlie Enright’s Vestas 11th Hour Racing became the third team to grab a victory from four stages in Leg Zero – a series of pre-race qualifying stages for the next edition of the round-the-world race – as they sneaked ahead of MAPFRE in the early hours of Wednesday morning. by Volvo Ocean Race Posted on 16 Aug Young British Finn squad head to U23 Finn World Championship Young British Finn squad head to U23 Finn World Championship Two years ago the British Finn class recognised that many of the young sailors in the class could benefit from training The squad of six, under the guidance of coach James Hadden, a former British Sailing Team member, have made significant improvements. by Robert Deaves Posted on 16 Aug Maritime and Coastguard Agency CEO awarded Honorary Fellowship Maritime and Coastguard Agency CEO awarded Honorary Fellowship Chief Executive of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency Sir Alan Massey has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship Vice Admiral and Chief Executive of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) Sir Alan Massey has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the Royal Institute of Navigation (RIN). The highly-coveted accolade was presented to Sir Alan by the Royal Institute of Navigation’s Patron His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh, at the Institute’s Annual Meeting held in London last month on 18 July. by Samantha Sinclair / MCA Posted on 16 Aug Volvo Ocean Race – MAPFRE seal overall Leg Zero victory Volvo Ocean Race – MAPFRE seal overall Leg Zero victory ast-improving Vestas 11th Hour Racing took the stage win with the shortest Distance to Finish at 0430 UTC. The decision to call a halt to the racing came late on Tuesday night as the stage had become a drifting contest, with the teams making a series of expensive gybes in a bid to find some wind, and latest ETAs predicting that the boats would not reach Lisbon until well into Thursday. by Kevin Fylan Posted on 16 Aug Volvo Ocean Race – What the skippers say Volvo Ocean Race – What the skippers say What a start to 2017-18 Leg Zero has given us! It's been exciting, intense, frustrating – and a great form guide We had an email a couple of hours ago from Race Control saying that the forecast was no wind at all and they decided to shorten the race which I think is a good decision because this Leg Zero was already becoming quite long and we are looking forward to finish and have a good rest. by Jonno Turner / Volvo Ocean Race Posted on 16 Aug
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