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2016 Volvo Noble Marine RS400 UK National Championships – Day 2 and 3 2016 Volvo Noble Marine RS400 UK National Championships – Day 2 and 3 Among many questions that have arisen over last three days, the most pressing is how to stop the Oakey’s winning streak. 2016 Volvo Noble Marine RS400 UK National Championships – Among the many questions that have arisen over the last three days, the most pressing for those at the front of the fleet, is how to stop the Oakey’s winning streak. by Matt Sheahan Posted today at 10:19 am Dateline Rio - Sailing Olympics review - as good as it gets? Dateline Rio - Sailing Olympics review - as good as it gets? The Rio Sailing Olympics was widely judged to have been the best of recent times. The Rio Sailing Olympics was widely judged to have been the best of recent times. The weather was better than Weymouth and Qingdao, the courses more varied, but from a working media perspective, it was the people running the Rio regatta who really made the difference. by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL Posted on 26 Aug Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Crew catch up - Meet Dhruv Boruah Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Crew catch up - Meet Dhruv Boruah After crew members have completed their global ocean adventure, some go back to their previous lives and occupations After crew members have completed their global ocean adventure, some go back to their previous lives and occupations, some decide on a future in the marine industry, some take time out to assess their next move in life and others seek their next challenge. by Clipper Round the World Posted today at 5:49 am Leccese sets new Ronstan Bridge to Bridge course record Leccese sets new Ronstan Bridge to Bridge course record Rikki Leccese set a new Ronstan Bridge to Bridge record of 10:31, shattering Johnny Heineken’s existing 12:00 record. They say records are made to be broken, and for kiters on San Francisco Bay, that continues to be true. On Thursday, August 25, in 18 knots of breeze and a ripping 2.5-knot flood tide, Italian foil boarder Rikki Leccese set a new Ronstan Bridge to Bridge record of 10:31, shattering Johnny Heineken’s existing 12:00 record. Leccese’s average speed was 33 knots over the 5.8-nautical-mile racecourse. by Meredith Laitos Posted today at 5:07 am Changing of the Guard at Melges 20 Worlds, Freides takes over Changing of the Guard at Melges 20 Worlds, Freides takes over The second day of racing at the 2016 Melges 20 World Championship featured two races under shifty conditions 2016 Melges 20 World Championship - The second day of racing at the 2016 Melges 20 World Championship hosted by Marina di Scarlino/Club Nautico Scarlino featured two races under shifty conditions, shaking up the standings and making Drew Freides' Pacific Yankee the new leader with a one point advantage over Michael Illbruck on Pinta now seated in second place. by Melges 20 Posted today at 4:40 am Hönö hosts double header for World Match Racing Tour events Hönö hosts double header for World Match Racing Tour events Over two consecutive weekends, the Swedish west coast island of Hönö will host two WMRT events at the World Tour level. The island which is home to the M32 boat building company, Aston Harald Composite, will offer a great sailing arena just outside the harbor of the Cape Crow Yacht Club (the host club). by World Match Racing Tour Posted on 26 Aug Young sailors praised for huge achievement at ASTO Small Ships Race Young sailors praised for huge achievement at ASTO Small Ships Race 21 teams taking part paraded through Gosport after being welcomed to the coastal town by Gosport Mayor Cllr Lynn Hook. The 21 teams taking part paraded through Gosport after being welcomed to the coastal town by Gosport Mayor Cllr Lynn Hook, who told the crews it was a “huge achievement” to sail overnight from Dartmouth to Gosport. by Anna Wardley Posted on 26 Aug Vendée Globe – Yann Eliès and his team relaunch 60-ft IMOCA in Lorient Vendée Globe – Yann Eliès and his team relaunch 60-ft IMOCA in Lorient Yann is now on the final stretch before the event and will be taking part in the three training courses. Yann is now on the final stretch before the event and will be taking part in the three training courses organised at the Finistère Ocean Racing Centre in Port-la-Forêt (Brittany). He will also take part in the Azimut Trophy. Yann Eliès tells us about the work that has been done and what lies ahead in the final part of his preparation. by Groupe Quéguiner-Leucémie Espoir Press Service Posted on 26 Aug Vendée Globe – A long trip between France and Iceland for Heerema Vendée Globe – A long trip between France and Iceland for Heerema After completing two solo transatlantic crossings in the spring, Pieter Heerema is currently on his third major trip. After completing two solo transatlantic crossings in the spring, Pieter Heerema is currently on his third major trip. Thanks to this voyage from France to Iceland and back, the Dutch skipper is finding out more about No Way Back, the new generation IMOCA on which he will line up on 6th November by Olivier Bourbon / M&M Posted on 26 Aug Phoenix returns and Cayard is back for the TP52 World Championships Phoenix returns and Cayard is back for the TP52 World Championships Richard Cohen will compete at the championships in Mahón, Menorca, with Phoenix, which will be skippered by Paul Cayard. The carefully assembled team includes a core group of sailors who have many years of experience in the class, but Cayard cautions that their initial objective is to learn and improve together in line with their long term goal, to be competitive on the 2017 52 Super Series. by 52 Super Series Posted on 26 Aug Star-studded SB20 fleet set for superb Cascais 2016 World Championship Star-studded SB20 fleet set for superb Cascais 2016 World Championship Entry list is packed with round the world sailors, Olympic medalists, and top keelboat sailors, with 14 races scheduled. A superb fleet of 75 teams have entered from 13 nations, including the reigning champion crew from France who are back with new helmsman, young French 49er helm Gabriel Skoczek. The new team showed form by winning the Portuguese Nationals in June against many of the top contenders. by True Angle Editorial Posted on 26 Aug Volvo Noble Marine RS200 National Championships - Final report Volvo Noble Marine RS200 National Championships - Final report Excellent PRO Peter Jellis had to cram in six races in two days. Day 4 was a gnarly force three - four through a chop. Excellent PRO Peter Jellis had to cram in six races in two days. Day 4 was a gnarly force three - four through a chop. From this helm’s perspective (glorious mid-fleet mediocrity), that was hard work. Keeping the bow down and getting the foils to bite was the order of the day, and you could now bounce a coin off these abs. by Julian Bradley Posted on 26 Aug SoftBank Team Japan achieve first foiling tack SoftBank Team Japan achieve first foiling tack SoftBank Team Japan announced today that they cracked foiling tack earlier this year while training with their AC45 boat SoftBank Team Japan announced today that they cracked the foiling tack earlier this year while training with their AC45 Sport test boat in Bermuda. by America's Cup Posted on 26 Aug Best pictures of the first 4 Acts of the Extreme Sailing Series™ Best pictures of the first 4 Acts of the Extreme Sailing Series™ An influx of fresh talent have all added to the hype, but the greatest evolution is the replacement of the Extreme 40. An influx of fresh talent, new venues and a revised race format have all added to the hype, but the greatest evolution is the replacement of the Extreme 40 by a smaller, faster catamaran: the flying GC32. by Extreme Sailing Series™ Posted on 25 Aug Return to Russia for the Extreme Sailing Series™ Return to Russia for the Extreme Sailing Series™ Joining the fleet as the season heads into its second half is Gazprom Team Russia, led by WMRT champion, Phil Robertson. With one week to go, the fleet returns to St Petersburg for the fifth Act of the season, presented by SAP, 35 of the world’s best sailors are getting their heads in the game and preparing for the one of the trickiest venues of the season so far. by Extreme Sailing Series™ Posted on 25 Aug Rio 2016 - Plain speaking by triple-medalist on Olympic sailing moves Rio 2016 - Plain speaking by triple-medalist on Olympic sailing moves Triple Olympic medalist, Santiago Lange has been on the sharp end of changes made to Olympic classes and formats Santiago Lange, a six-time Olympian and Bronze medallist in the 2004 and 2008 Olympics, won his third medal – Gold sailing in the Nacra 17 class. With that length of experience at an Olympic level, having sailed the Laser, Tornado and now Nacra 17 classes his comments on the future shape of the Olympic regatta was one of the highlights of the Medallists Media Conferences. by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL Posted on 25 Aug Volvo Noble Marine UK National Championship - Day 1 Volvo Noble Marine UK National Championship - Day 1 Day 1 of RS400 Nationals dawned with blazing sunshine. This lead to a two hour postponement before fleet were released Day 1 of the RS400 Nationals dawned with blazing sunshine. This lead to a two hour postponement ashore before the fleet were released to Hayling bay. Race one got away first time with only an individual recall for Kevin Podger and Heather Chipperfield who had mistaken the leeward mark for the pin end of the line. by Mark Oakey Posted on 25 Aug Normandy Channel Race to kick off next month Normandy Channel Race to kick off next month Race will kick off on 11 September. Created back in 2010 by Manfred Ramspacher the event has been quick to win acclaim. Indeed, every edition has not only crowned a rising star of international offshore racing, but also given rise to some fantastic on-the-water tussles throughout what is a fascinating course, spanning over 1,000 miles close to the coastlines of Normandy, England and Ireland. by Denis van den Brink Posted on 24 Aug Rio 2016 - Unless you're continuously improving, you're falling behind Rio 2016 - Unless you're continuously improving, you're falling behind The Olympics displayed the reality of elite sport - that unless you are continuously improving, you are falling behind. Mark Orams, World champion sailor and now a Professor of sport and recreation looks at some lessons from the 2016 Olympics, he says you need to be improving faster than the opposition to succeed at the Olympics. Britain did just that with a staggering haul of eleven medals in track cycling, six of them gold, bettering their performance at their home Olympics four years earlier. by Sail-World.com/NZ Posted on 24 Aug Volvo Noble Marine RS200 National Championships - Days 1-3 Volvo Noble Marine RS200 National Championships - Days 1-3 96 RS200 teams were also treated to a very friendly welcome to Mounts Bay Sailing Club. 96 RS200 teams were also treated to a very friendly welcome to Mounts Bay Sailing Club. I like this sort of club. It has salty overtones, redolent of oilskin, neoprene, sweat and two-stroke. by Julian Bradley Posted on 24 Aug
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