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The Clipper 2017-18 Race start in Liverpool The Clipper 2017-18 Race start in Liverpool And they’re off! The biggest ever edition of the Clipper Race – one of the world’s toughest endurance challenges And they’re off! The biggest ever edition of the Clipper Race – one of the world’s toughest endurance challenges – got underway today on the River Mersey, in Liverpool, in front of thousands of supporters. by The Clipper Race Posted today at 1:28 am 2017 J/111 World Championship - Preview 2017 J/111 World Championship - Preview Every team’s journey to a starting line is a tale of organization, crew alignment, vessel preparation and practice Every team’s journey to a starting line is a tale of organization, crew alignment, vessel preparation and practice. Add in international travel, and the complexity snowballs. Then, weave in the pressures and prestige of a World Championship— in this case the 2017 J/111 World Championships (August 23-27, 2017), hosted by St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco, California — and situation compounds. by Jboats.com Posted today at 2:00 am 470 Class Japan National Championships 2017 - Day3 470 Class Japan National Championships 2017 - Day3 113 boats went out for 10:00 warning signal, and after the second attempt with Yellow group, the weak north wind shaded. 113 boats went out for 10:00 warning signal, and after the second attempt with Yellow group, the weak north wind shaded. 10:45 AP H was up and all boats were towed back to the harbor. After 14:00, all boats went out again. by Aiko Saito Posted today at 1:56 am America's Cup - Coutts 'threatens' return to Cup if monohull chosen America's Cup - Coutts 'threatens' return to Cup if monohull chosen Coutts, has echoed his famous quote about the AC being for the Facebook generation, not the Flintstone generation Five times America's Cup winner, Russell Coutts, has echoed his famous quote about the 34th And 35th America's Cup regattas being for the Facebook generation, not the Flintstone generation, in an interview with OneNews reporter Abby Wilson. Now the Commodore of Manly Sailing Club, Coutts hit back at those who have criticised the format and boats used at the two events. by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZ Posted on 20 Aug Biggest Clipper Race sets sail from Liverpool in front of huge crowds Biggest Clipper Race sets sail from Liverpool in front of huge crowds After heading out of the River Mersey and into the Irish Sea, the twelve-strong fleet is heading 6,400 nM south 712 non-professional crew, the most ever in its eleven editions, from all walks of life and including many who had no previous sailing experience, will take on Mother Nature in this ultimate ocean challenge, representing 41 different nationalities. by Grace Kitching / Clipper Ventures Posted on 20 Aug America's Cup - Two months on from start of 35th Match + Video America's Cup - Two months on from start of 35th Match + Video Emirates Team New Zealand have released this compilation from the series in Bermuda. To mark the passing of the two month milestone since the start of the 35th Match for the America's Cup, Emirates Team New Zealand have released this compilation from the series in Bermuda. by Emirates Team New Zealand Posted on 20 Aug Audi Hamilton Island Race Week cracker opening day Audi Hamilton Island Race Week cracker opening day Racing began on Day 1 of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2017 in idyllic conditions Racing began on Day 1 of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2017 in idyllic conditions, excited and some nervous crews facing the prospect of a 25-30 knot sou’easters and strong tide making for a wild downwind run from the narrow start in Dent Passage. by Lisa Ratcliff / Crosbie Lorimer / AHIRW Posted on 20 Aug Clipper Race Leg 1 preview - Liverpool, UK, to Punta del Este, Uruguay Clipper Race Leg 1 preview - Liverpool, UK, to Punta del Este, Uruguay The Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race promises a shore side spectacle when the fleet crosses the start line The Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race promises a shore side spectacle when the fleet crosses the start line in front of the large crowds that are expected to line the River Mersey at 1230 (BST) today. by Clipper Round the World Posted on 20 Aug 470 Class Japan National Championships - Day 2 470 Class Japan National Championships - Day 2 S wind, 6kt – 113 boats were devided into Yellow, Blue and Red, and R1 started as scheduled at 11:00. S wind, 6kt – 113 boats were devided into Yellow, Blue and Red, and R1 started as scheduled at 11:00. The wind stayed 6kt during R1, and then 8kt for R2. Later, it increased to 10+, and Oscar flag was up for R3 at the start. by Tomoko Nishi Posted on 20 Aug Clipper Race - British Olympians swap sports for new challenge at sea Clipper Race - British Olympians swap sports for new challenge at sea Joining this year’s Great Britain entry in the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race are two athletes Joining this year’s Great Britain entry in the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race are two athletes who have already spent their lives representing their country at the highest level. by Kathryn Foulkes Posted on 19 Aug 470 Class Japan National Championships - Day 1 kicked off 470 Class Japan National Championships - Day 1 kicked off 113 entries from 15 countries – two current 470 World Champions are taking part in 470 class Japan National championship 113 entries from 15 countries – two current 470 World Champions are taking part in the 46th 470 class Japan National championship. For women, it is 31st Woman’s 470 National title. It is great to see 28 overseas teams including Olympic medalists and both Men & Women’s current 470 World Champions (AUS and POL). by Tomoko Nishi Posted on 19 Aug SAP 505 Worlds Sailor Profile - Australian skipper Earle Alexander SAP 505 Worlds Sailor Profile - Australian skipper Earle Alexander Retired. I worked for the last 20 years as a Consultant Mining Engineer. Earle Alexander - Retired. I worked for the last 20 years as a Consultant Mining Engineer. For 30 years before that, I worked as Engineer and Manager in underground metal mines for mining companies and Government Mine Safety Inspectors. by Bill Wagner Posted on 19 Aug Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Three sleeps to go! Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Three sleeps to go! With less than 72 hours before Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet line up on River Mersey to start 2017-18 edition With less than 72 hours before the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet line up on the River Mersey to start the 2017-18 edition of the 40,000 nautical mile race around the globe, anticipation is building in Albert Dock with crowds gathering to wish the fleet well. by Clipper Round the World Posted on 19 Aug The Landsail Tyres J-Cup - Day 2 - Biblical conditions in Tor Bay The Landsail Tyres J-Cup - Day 2 - Biblical conditions in Tor Bay Thirty knot squalls inter-dispersed with beautiful sunshine and flat water, produced testing race course for six classes Thirty knot squalls inter-dispersed with beautiful sunshine and flat water, produced a testing race course for six classes, competing on Day Two of the 2017 Landsail Tyres J-Cup. At times the fleet disappeared upwind into the raging tempest, to return downwind, in a halo of bright sunlight. The bizarre weather tested boat handing skills, and stamina, considering the teams had now completed six rac by Louay Habib Posted on 19 Aug Formula Kite European Championship - Tough fight for podium Formula Kite European Championship - Tough fight for podium Nico Parlier (FRA, Ozone/Mikes Lab) took the men's title after neck on neck racing with his French rival Axel Mazella Nico Parlier (FRA, Ozone/Mikes Lab) took the men's title after neck on neck racing with his French rival Axel Mazella (FRA, Enata) with the lead swapping race by race on the final day in front of Tirmata Beach, Istanbul. by IKA Posted on 19 Aug Stage is set for 2018 as Half Ton Classics Cup ends in Kinsale Stage is set for 2018 as Half Ton Classics Cup ends in Kinsale With overall regatta decided on penultimate day, the Euro Car Parks Half Ton Classics Cup was presented to Phil Plumtree With the overall regatta decided on the penultimate day, the Euro Car Parks Half Ton Classics Cup was presented to Phil Plumtree and the crew of Swuzzlebubble at Kinsale Yacht Club, Ireland on Friday night. by Half-Ton Class Association Posted on 19 Aug Laser Radial Youth World Championships – Day 6 Laser Radial Youth World Championships – Day 6 With a second place finish in first race behind Rafael De La Hoz Tuells, Papadimitriou moved into a tie for first place Dimitris Papadimitriou of Greece, who was not ranked in the top 10 heading in to the Final Series, began pulling himself to the front with a third and fourth yesterday in gold fleet, and another incredible performance in today’s racing. by Katie Olsen Posted on 18 Aug Island Sailing Club announced new date for 2018 Round the Island Race Island Sailing Club announced new date for 2018 Round the Island Race Famous 50nm course around the Isle of Wight is an all-encompassing event and has been proudly run by the ISC since 1931. Following the recent confirmation by the Isle of Wight Music Festival to stage their event over the same weekend, the Race organisers took the decision to move the date of the race. by Island Sailing Club Posted on 18 Aug 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 on 18 Aug 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 on 18 Aug
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