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Designing the beast-a conversation with Paul Bieker of Oracle Team USA
by David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor
While “AC35” is over a year away, these are busy times for Paul Bieker and Oracle Team USA’s design team. While the 35th America’s Cup is still over a year away, these are hectic times for the design teams that are trying to build the fastest horse for the “AC35” course. Unlike Cups of yore, however, AC35 will be contested using wingsail-powered foiling catamarans that use a largely One Design platform. I called Paul Bieker of Oracle Team USA to learn more.
Posted on 25 May
Sunsail announcew sponsorship of leading British sailing team member
by Marion Telsnig
Named as the first member of the British team for Rio, Helena made history claiming 2.4mR Paralympic gold at London 2012 Named as the first member of the Great Britain team for Rio in April last year, Helena Lucas made history claiming 2.4mR Paralympic gold at London 2012, becoming the first ever female winner of the male dominated Paralympic class and Britain’s first ever Paralympic sailing gold medallist.
Posted today at 3:08 am
Further arrivals as first group begin Panama Canal transit
by Clipper Round the World
2015 -16 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - IchorCoal and Qingdao arrived in Panama on Wednesday morning (local time) 2015 -16 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - IchorCoal and Qingdao arrived in Panama on Wednesday morning (local time) as ClipperTelemed+, Unicef and Derry~Londonderry~Doire begin the transit of the Panama Canal.
Posted today at 2:24 am
Interviews from 2016 Yanmar Moth World Championships – Day 2
by Nic Douglass
I made it for race four of the Moth Worlds in Japan thanks to an awesome bunch of sailors from Keio University! 2016 Yanmar Moth World Championships – I made it for race four of the Moth Worlds in Japan thanks to an awesome bunch of sailors from Keio University! Some tricky racing on day two, with GBR sailors taking three from three race wins.
Posted today at 1:53 am
2016 Yanmar Moth World Championships – Day 2 + Video
by Panos Marinopoulos
As breeze increased on race day two so were the demands on consistency for 66 sailors in running for leaderboard glory. 2016 Yanmar Moth World Championships - As the breeze increased on race day two at the YANMAR Moth Worlds 2016 in Hayama, Japan, so were the demands on consistency for the 66 sailors in the running for leaderboard glory.
Posted today at 1:33 am
Surprises on the long awaited day one of the 52 Super Series 2016
by 52 Super Series
Along the race dock of Marina di Scarlino the nervous tension bubbled from morning right through until dockout time. Quantum Racing’s tenacious tactician Terry Hutchinson may have expressed his concerns that their team was not quite at the high level of readiness he would have wanted, but the American flagged crew made key crucial gains, going forwards in both windward leeward races to score a first and third and so lie three points ahead of the four boat cluster.
Posted on 25 May
An uphill start for Azzurra on day one of the 52 Super Series
by Azzurra
The forecast light southwest breeze of 7-9 knots set the scene for the opening day with two windward-leeward races. Azzurra had a good start from the middle of the line in the opening race and the first part of the beat saw her in the top three with Alegre on the right and Quantum on the left after her pin-end start.
Posted on 25 May
Transat bakerly 2016 ends today with last finisher crossing the line
by The Transat bakerly
The Japanese sailor reached New York 14 days behind the Gabart who took line honours after a downwind sleigh ride Hervé Favre, the Event Director of The Transat bakerly, said the two races - both of which are owned and organised by OC Sport Pen Duick - are now offered as an alternating and complementary pair of classics for professional solo single-handers. Both races will continue to feature the same classes as in The Transat bakerly - namely Ultimes, IMOCA 60s, Multi50s and Class40s.
Posted on 25 May
2016 Yanmar Moth World Championships – Day 2 + Video
by Tomoko Nishi
Today's conditions was strong southerly wind from morning which is not ideal for non-experienced sailors to handle Moth Today's sailing conditions was strong southerly wind from the morning which is not ideal for non-experienced sailors to handle Moth. Therefore about 20 participants mainly who are not confident about sailing under this weather didn't join today's races.
Posted on 25 May
Delta Lloyd Regatta – Light and tricky winds test the sailors on day 2
by Delta Lloyd Regatta
Patience was the essential ingredient on the second day of regatta in Medemblik, which incorporates the 2016 Para Worlds Patience was the essential ingredient on the second day of the regatta in Medemblik, Netherlands, which incorporates the 2016 Para Sailing World Championships
Posted on 25 May
Nine teams set to start 1048nm double-handed race at 2016 Atlantic Cup
by Julianna Barbieri - Manuka SEM
With three days to the start, teams are presently based at City Marina and are busy making final their preparations. Tenth entry Carac skippered by Louis Duc will be unable to make the start in Charleston. Following his second place finish in a brutal Transat race, the boat has suffered technical damage, but it is their hope to race in leg two and three.
Posted on 25 May
British crews keep in contention amid tricky conditions at Para Worlds
by RYA
The physical test of Tuesday’s windy first day turned into more of a cerebral one on Wednesday with shifty winds. The physical test of Tuesday’s windy first day turned into more of a cerebral one on Wednesday (25 May) with light and shifty winds across the Ijsselmeer providing an on-water snakes and ladders contest.
Posted on 25 May
Sailors use the conditions on offer to put in to action at Para Worlds
by Richard Aspland - World Sailing
For day two Medemblik offered up a complete contrast from day one with very light wind that caused a shake-up in results With high winds on day one, on day two there were ups and downs, highs and lows with only a chosen few keeping consistency high at the top of their fleet in the light breeze on the Ijsselmeer. Whether you were a world champion, Paralympic medallist or Sailing World Cup winner it didn't seem to matter today, inconsistency was coming for you.
Posted on 25 May
Eight teams teams vying for three remaining slots at WMRT Newport
by Jan Harley
Eight teams, two of them with Rhode Island skippers, will be sailing this Thursday through Saturday at Sail Newport. Rhode Island skippers entering the qualifying series are Malcolm Gefter (Newport) and Michael Dominguez (Barrington). With their respective Lift Off and Bronco crews, Gefter and Dominguez are members of the M32 Fleet established in Newport in 2014, so their relatively long tenure in the speedy catamarans should serve to their advantage.
Posted on 25 May
2016 TP52 Super Series – Day one images by Max Ranchi
by Max Ranchi
Photographer Max Ranchi was on the water and provided this gallery of images from day one. Photographer Max Ranchi was on the water and provided this gallery of images from day one.
Posted on 25 May
Armin Strom eagerly anticipates the start of the GC32 Racing Tour
by Quinag
With nine teams lining up in Riva del Garda for the GC32 Riva Cup, the team is expecting some strong competition With nine teams lining up in Riva del Garda for the GC32 Riva Cup, the team is expecting some strong competition and aims to build on its performance in the GC32 Alps Challenge earlier this month where it placed second behind Team Norauto.
Posted on 25 May
2016 Vice Admiral's Cup produces some fantastic J/111 Class racing
by Louay Habib
In five races, top three J/111s were less than 30 seconds apart and the winner of J/111 Class was decided on countback In five races, the top three J/111s were less than 30 seconds apart and the winner of the J/111 Class was decided on countback, with a tie for first place, and the battle for third was won by a single point.
Posted on 25 May
Spindrift racing heads to Italy for the GC32 Racing Tour
by Spindrift racing
Having competed on the Tour last season, Yann Guichard and his team will participate in four of the five stages Having competed on the Tour last season and finished on the podium the multihull specialist Yann Guichard and his team will participate in four of the five stages on the 2016 circuit for these flying catamarans.
Posted on 25 May
Around 20 days to go to Prince of Wales Trophy at Hayling Island Club
by gbr.international14.org
Unless you've had your head in the sand, you'll know that last year's winners will not stake claim at the PoW this year Unless you've had your head in the sand, you'll know that last year's winners will not be staking a claim at the PoW this year, due to helm Glen Truswell's broken foot. So the question is, who will be filling his shoes? Given his latest reserve driver was Stuart Bithell, the sky appears to be the limit for crew Sam Pascoe.
Posted on 25 May
Musandam-Oman Sail returns to the race track with Myth of Malham 2016
by Oman Sail
This English classic run by the Royal Ocean Racing Club, is a weekend race starting at the Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes This English classic, run by the Royal Ocean Racing Club, is a weekend race starting at the Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes with the top mark set at the Eddystone Lighthouse, some 12 miles south-west of Plymouth and the finish back in the Solent.
Posted on 25 May
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