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Winners make the most of the light conditions at Myth of Malham Race
by Louay Habib
Tenacity and dogged determination were to the fore for the class winners of the 230-mile race. The two boats were literally side by side for the 230 mile race and after IRC time correction Pintia was the winner by just eight seconds after 38 hours of racing.
Posted on 30 May
NewYork–Vendée Race – Pieter Heerema heads for port
by Marion Cardon
At 12:22 UTC Dutch skipper Pieter Heerema pointed the bow of his IMOCA 60 No Way Back towards Newport, Rhode Island. Overnight he suffered four collisions with unidentified objects in the water. Finally the fourth impact damaged his foil and foil casing, creating a small leak.
Posted on 30 May
Impressive performance from Team Engie on GC32 Racing Tour
by Sébastien Rogues
The aim of finishing in the middle of the fleet has been achieved in what is a very competitive fleet. The aim of finishing in the middle of the fleet has been achieved in what is a very competitive fleet. The ENGIE crew will need to continue to race well in order to move up the rankings gradually this season.
Posted on 30 May
Queguiner-Leucémie Espoir suffers collision with UFO at NewYork–Vendée
by Marion Cardon
Eliès explained that the impact caused a small rupture in the daggerboard’s case and damaged bottom of the board itself. After a first night spent in close contact with other competitors in the New York–Vendée (Les Sables d’Olonne) presented by Currency House and SpaceCode, Yann Eliès contacted his shore team this morning at 0840 UTC, reporting that his yacht Queguiner-Leucemie Espoir had just hit something in the water with her port daggerboard.
Posted on 30 May
My Best Olympic Race – Lijia Xu, London 2012 Laser Radial Medal Race
by Daniel Smith – World Sailing
Each contender focused on their own efforts as whoever crossed the finish line first would be crowned Olympic champion. Imagination matters when growing up. Children pictures themselves as their heroes and heroines. From film stars, sporting heroes, astronauts and firemen, the list goes on.
Posted on 30 May
Franck Cammas steers Norauto to GC32 Riva Cup victory
by Andy
At least the nine-boat fleet had a chance to enjoy one last blast around the lake in the only race that could take place At least the nine-boat fleet had a chance to enjoy one last blast around the lake in the only race that could take place, in a brief half-hour of 14-15 knot winds. Appropriately enough, the top two places went to the two stand-out teams of the week, Norauto leading Team Tilt across the finish line.
Posted on 30 May
GC32 Riva Cup finishes in grand style
by Press Office Fraglia Vela Riva
The first edition featured Olympians, Skippers from the America's Cup and celebrities such as Pierre Casiraghi. The staff of Fraglia Vela Riva are pleased with the outcome of having organised an event with nine 32' foil boats with 19 races completed in perfect skiff conditions with winds of 8-10 knots which also added to the speed and performance of the boats in competition.
Posted on 30 May
New York Vendee - Images of the IMOCA Currency House Charity Race
by Sail-World.com NZL
George Bekris provided this gallery of the IMOCA Currency House Charity Race prior to the start of the New York - Vendee Top US photographer George Bekris provided this gallery of the IMOCA Currency House Charity Race prior to the start of the New York - Vendee and a good chance to have a look at some of the entries before heading across the Atlantic for the start of the Vendee Globe Race around the world.
Posted on 30 May
The Clipper Race - LMAX Exchange – Race of the Americas start
by Clipper Round the World
The Clipper Race teams will soon be back racing the in the Atlantic Ocean where their journey began nine months ago 2015 -16 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - The Clipper Race teams will soon be back racing the in the Atlantic Ocean where their journey began nine months ago, as the fleet prepares to start The LMAX Exchange – Race of The Americas from Panama to New York.
Posted on 30 May
2016 Transat New York–Vendée - Race time for Morgan Lagravière
by Safran Sailing Team
Morgan Lagravière will cross the starting line of the Transat New York-Vendée on Sunday at 21:30 2016 Transat New York–Vendée - Morgan Lagravière will cross the starting line of the Transat New York-Vendée, his first transatlantic race on Safran, on Sunday at 21:30 (French time), after a parade in front of the North Cove Marina that began at 17:00. The youngest skipper in the race has been looking forward to passing Ambrose Light, the mark for the start, for a long time.
Posted on 30 May
Transat New York - Vendée – Sébastien Josse’s weather analysis
by Gitana Team
For safety reasons, the race itself will officially start at around 19:30 GMT outside New York harbour at Ambrose Light. At the helm of the Mono60 Edmond de Rothschild, Sébastien Josse is ready to go and has made no secret of his desire to get back on the racetrack and do battle with is rivals.
Posted on 30 May
2016 Atlantic Cup - Tales hits top speeds of 19.6 knots in first leg
by Julianna Barbieri
Just over 30 hours into the first leg of the Atlantic Cup and the fleet is through the worst of Tropical Storm Bonnie. 2016 Atlantic Cup - Just over 30 hours into the first leg of the Atlantic Cup presented by 11th Hour Racing and the fleet is through the worst of Tropical Storm Bonnie. Overnight last night the teams saw 35+ knots of wind and a very confused sea state, which made for extremely tough conditions and very little sleep.
Posted on 30 May
British skipper Alex Thomson sets sail on New York to Vendée Race
by Alex Thomson Racing
British sailor Alex Thomson today embarked upon The Ocean Masters New York to Vendée Race British sailor Alex Thomson today embarked upon The Ocean Masters New York to Vendée Race, a 3,100 mile, single-handed sprint from downtown New York across the Atlantic to Les Sables D’Olonne, France.
Posted on 30 May
2016 Turkcell Platinum Bosphorus Cup - In the heart of history
by Marina Kienitz
The Turkcell Platinum Bosphorus Cup is as much about a location and people as it is about yacht racing. The Turkcell Platinum Bosphorus Cup is as much about a location and people as it is about yacht racing. Three days of competition centred on Istanbul, a city steeped in history and that celebrates diverse cultures; a centre-piece race on an international seaway that connects continents and nations.
Posted on 30 May
Yanmar Moth Worlds – British hat-trick on the podium on Final day
by Panos Marinopoulos
Light winds dominated on the final day of racing at the 2016 Yanmar Moth Worlds, with just one race completed. Light winds dominated on the final day of racing at the 2016 Yanmar Moth Worlds, with just one race completed. Paul Goodison (GBR) crossed the finish line in second place, which was more than enough to claim the World title by three points over Chris Rashley.
Posted on 30 May
Yanmar Moth Worlds 2016 – Goodison prevails on Final day + Video
by Tomoko Nishi
Only one race was held on the final day of the Yanmar Moth Worlds 2016 in Hayama, Japan. Only one race was held on the final day of the Yanmar Moth Worlds 2016 in Hayama, Japan. Paul Goodison from UK kept his overnight lead and became the new world champion. 38-year-old Goodison, 2008 Beijing Olympic gold medalist in the Laser Class, continued his steady racing and finished in one of the top three positions in 11 races out of 13.
Posted on 29 May
2016 52 Super Series – Tough week for Azzurra
by Azzurra
The next event will be at the end of June: the Audi Settimana delle Bocche organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda. The first race started at 12.30 and Azzurra got a good start right on the Committee boat. The ups and downs of first beat put Azzurra at the middle of a fleet led by Alegre.
Posted on 29 May
52 Super Series – Quantum Racing triumphant in Scarlino
by 52 Super Series
The Ed Baird skippered crew finished no worse than fourth over the eight race series to secure the title. Displaying their hallmark high level of consistency at a challenging new venue for the 52 Super Series, Quantum Racing won the opening regatta of the season – the Scarlino Cup on Tuscany’s Golfo di Follonica. The Ed-Baird-skippered crew finished no worse than fourth over the eight race series to secure the title with a margin of six points over Andy Soriano’s Alegre.
Posted on 29 May
TP52 Super Series – Final races images by Max Ranchi
by Max Ranchi
Photographer Max Ranchi was on the water and provided this gallery of images from final races seven and eight. Photographer Max Ranchi was on the water and provided this gallery of images from final races seven and eight.
Posted on 29 May
Cammas steers Norauto to GC32 Riva Cup victory
by GC32 Racing Tour
Top two places went to the two stand-out teams of the week, Norauto leading Team Tilt across the finish line. After three sunny and windy days that brought the best of Garda, today’s rain prevented the Lake’s famous sun-powered wind machine from ever spluttering properly into life.
Posted on 29 May
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