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Shape of next Volvo Ocean Race revealed at Southern Spars - Part 1
by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL
Southern Spars has been confirmed as the supplier of spars for the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race. In mid-April, Race Director, Jack Lloyd and Stopover Manager Richard Mason outlined the changes expected for the 40,000nm Race during a tour of Southern Spars 10,000sq metre specialist spar construction facility. A total of up to seven boats is expected to enter, but time is running out for the construction of any new boats.
Posted today at 5:56 am
Les Voiles de Saint Barth – A post-race recap with François Tolède
by Kirsten Ferguson
High-performance boats and crews, challenging courses, complex weather conditions that put organizers to the test High-performance boats and crews, challenging courses, variable and complex weather conditions that put organizers to the test, close contests in every race and in every class, suspense right up to the finish line in the last race, and a varied roster of special events that appealed to the sailors and the local population – all these elements came together to make this seventh edition
Posted today at 4:30 pm
11th Hour Racing and Land Rover BAR partner up at America’s Cup Series
by 11th Hour Racing
Through a rich portfolio of sponsorships, 11th Hour Racing supports the transition toward clean water systems and energy What do oysters, renewable energy, foiling catamarans and ocean health have in common? They are all central elements of the innovative sponsorship model between 11th Hour Racing and Land Rover BAR, which features sustainability, instead of product marketing, at its core.
Posted today at 4:09 pm
The Transat bakerly course forces teams to make a critical decision
by Phil Sharp Racing
The northern route traditionally thought to be faster is not the case in this year's edition of May weather systems. The northern route traditionally thought to be faster is not the case in this year's edition of May weather systems. The southern route has proven more advantageous and all but 1 skipper have ventured south and offshore from the Bay of Biscay.
Posted today at 3:18 pm
42nd Zellerbach Regatta overall at St. Francis Yacht Club
by USA 4 Windsurfing Campaign
First run in 1962, it made an important switch for the St. FYC who previously ran and hosted 'yacht races.' First run in 1962, it made an important switch for the St. FYC who previously ran and hosted 'yacht races.' Dinghies were invited into the fold and for many years the one manned Finn class reigned supreme with the biggest fleet.
Posted today at 1:09 pm
Serious collision between VandB and cargo ship at the Transat bakerly
by The Transat bakerly
Today, at 09h59 BST, The Transat bakerly Race Control received a call from the skipper Maxime Sorel aboard the VandB. Today, 3rd May, at 09h59 BST, The Transat bakerly Race Control received a call from the skipper Maxime Sorel aboard the Class40 VandB.
Posted today at 12:14 pm
Clipper Race – High pressure system makes fleet battle in light airs
by The Clipper Race
The fortunes of the fleet could be about to change according to Meteorologist Simon Rowell, who is a former race skipper The Race Viewer is a colourful display of zig-zags as the teams tack and gybe their way south, using what wind and current they can to ensure they keep moving in the direction of Panama. At the front, Garmin lies 10 nautical miles ahead of LMAX Exchange, but as of 0900 UTC it polled a speed of 0.7 knots.
Posted today at 11:43 am
Star Sailors League - SSL City Grand Slam Hamburg Live Video
by Mark Jardine
90 Star teams are racing to win the first SSL City Grand Slam, organized by the Star Sailors League 90 Star teams are racing to win the first SSL City Grand Slam, organized by the Star Sailors League with the great support of the Hamburg and Luebeck Bay Starfleet and Norddeutscher Regatta Verein.
Posted today at 10:10 am
2016 Transat Bakerly - Downwind and heading south as fast as possible
by The Transat
After first night at sea 25 boats in Transat Bakerly Solo Transatlantic Race are spread out over 100 miles of ocean 2016 Transat Bakerly - After their first night at sea the 25 boats in The Transat Bakerly Solo Transatlantic Race from Plymouth to New York are spread out over 100 miles of ocean with the leaders now well into the Bay of Biscay.
Posted today at 7:27 am
2015-16 Round The World GryphonSolo2 – Less than 500 miles to go!
by Joe Harris - GryphonSolo2
I am now firmly back into the reality of the North Atlantic, with all its wonders It has been a bit tumultuous and somewhat frustrating week of squalls and calms since my last post. Since officially sailing out of the Trade Wind belt, aka 'la la land', and am now firmly back into the reality of the North Atlantic, with all its wonders
Posted today at 1:50 am
2015-16 Round the World GryphonSolo2 - A special message from Team GS2
by Joe Harris - GryphonSolo2
We are spreading the word to the entire sailing community in an effort to give Joe a massive welcome back! To the GS2 faithful fan base: Along with Sail Newport we are organizing a public welcome reception for Joe! We are spreading the word to the entire sailing community in an effort to give Joe a massive welcome back!
Posted today at 1:34 am
Transat bakerly - An eclectic single handed fleet leaves Plymouth
by Brian Hancock
The Transat bakerly started this afternoon from Plymouth on the south coast of England. A cold rain and building breeze greeted the 25 sailors as they docked out and made their way to the start area off Plymouth Hoe, the same place where Sir Francis Drake played his famous game of bowls in 1588 while waiting for the tide to change before sailing out with the English fleet to engage with the Spanish Armada.
Posted on 2 May
America's Cup - Emirates Team NZ returns for the Battle of New York
by Sail-World.com/nzl
Emirates Team NZ is in battle mode for a return to the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series in New York this weekend Emirates Team New Zealand is in battle mode for a return to the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series in New York this weekend (7th & 8th May). It will be the first time America’s Cup racing has taken place on the New York harbour in 96 years, and will feature plenty of sailing action in the one-design AC45’s against the backdrop of the iconic Manhattan skyline.
Posted on 2 May
Star Sailors League - SSL City Grand Slam- Hamburg is ready
by Star Sailors League
The curtain call for the first SSL City Grand Slam was the official Opening Ceremony, on Monday, 2nd May. The curtain call for the first SSL City Grand Slam was the official Opening Ceremony, on Monday, 2nd May. The spectacular event was held at the prestigious and iconic Town Hall of Hamburg, Germany.
Posted on 2 May
Exteme Sailing Series - Alinghi win breathtaking Act 2 in Qingdao
by Extreme Sailing Series
Alinghi went into the finale of Act 2 in Qingdao, China, with the narrowest of leads over rivals Alinghi went into the finale of Act 2 in Qingdao, China, with the narrowest of leads over rivals and Act 1 winners Oman Air, and all to play for as the fleet took to the stadium race course in 8-10 knots of wind, enough for the GC32 catamarans to ‘fly’ on their hydrofoils
Posted on 2 May
Transat bakerly fleet sets sail on 3050nm course across North Atlantic
by The Transat bakerly
Spectators both on shore and on the water turned out to watch as the fleet gathered under grey skies on Plymouth Sound. Spectators both on shore and on the water turned out to watch as the mainly French fleet gathered under grey skies on Plymouth Sound to answer the starter’s gun fired from the decks of the Royal Navy frigate HMS Kent at 14.30pm.
Posted on 2 May
Governor’s Cup International Match Racing to include 3 former winners
by Andy Rose
The participation of these sailors expected to file RFI’s by the deadline is likely to allow to upgrade its Grade status The participation of these sailors and certain others expected to file RFI’s by the deadline is likely to allow the event to retroactively upgrade its current Grade three status to Grade two by the governing body of international sailboat racing, World Sailing.
Posted on 2 May
Arkema and Lalou off to conquer North Atlantic in the Transat Bakerly
by Arkema
At 3.30 pm (French time) Lalou Roucayrol sailed from Plymouth to head for New York on board his 50-foot trimaran Arkema. At 3.30 pm (French time) Lalou Roucayrol sailed from Plymouth to head for New York on board his 50-foot trimaran Arkema. Racing for the third time in the English Transat, a much dreaded event for sailors, the skipper knows that the next two weeks will be very tough, for both man and boat.
Posted on 2 May
Martinique Surf Pro will be back in 2017
by Martinique Surf Pro
For eight days, the only Caribbean leg of the Qualifying Series (QS) in 2016, welcomed 140 of the world’s top surfers. People expected it before the competition began and their hopes were confirmed. A QS 3,000 event took on a particular interest at the start of this 2016 season. The surfers, who did well at Basse-Pointe were well and truly rewarded, leaping up the rankings in the Qualifying Series.
Posted on 2 May
Today's contest sets up the rest of the Extreme Sailing Series nicely
by Oman Sail
There was more than fog and a shifty breeze to contend with on the final day with a jib breaking on Oman Air It was a fantastic event in challenging conditions against top opposition, added Larson who was previously skipper of Alinghi before switching to Oman Air for the 2016 season.
Posted on 2 May
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