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A Q&A with US Sailing’s Malcolm Page about the Sailing World Cup Miami A Q&A with US Sailing’s Malcolm Page about the Sailing World Cup Miami I spoke with Malcolm Page, US Sailing’s Olympic chief, about the team’s performance at the 2017 Sailing World Cup Miami I talked with Malcolm Page (AUS), a two-time Olympic gold medalist in the Men’s 470 class and the chief of Olympic sailing at US Sailing, to get his pulse on the team’s performance at the 2017 Sailing World Cup Miami and discuss some recent coaching changes within the Olympic-sailing program. by David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor Posted today at 4:40 pm America's Cup - Glenn Ashby on why Emirates Team NZ went cycling America's Cup - Glenn Ashby on why Emirates Team NZ went cycling How did the potentially game-breaking development to go to cycling grinders remain a secret for so long? After the revelation that Emirates Team NZ had switched from grinders to cyclists, how did the potentially game-breaking development remain a secret for so long? 'The team started work on the project three years ago, but the actual testing started 18-24 months ago,' explained skipper and Sailing Director, Glenn Ashby. 'The team has done well to keep it under wraps for all this time. by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZ Posted today at 10:25 am America's Cup - Emirates Team NZ elaborates on the pedal-powered AC50 America's Cup - Emirates Team NZ elaborates on the pedal-powered AC50 ETNZ's COO on the 35th America's Cup, the growth of the team, and compared the current boat and Cup to previous editions Kevin Shoebridge is now COO of Emirates Team New Zealand, working alongside his long-time friend and nemesis CEO Grant Dalton. At last Thursday's AC50 christening and launch ceremony, Shoebridge spoke to top international sailing commentator, Peter Montgomery about the 35th America's Cup campaign, the change, and growth of the team, and compared the current boat and Cup to previous editions. by Richard Gladwell/Peter Montgomery Posted today at 10:20 am An awe inspiring start to the RORC Caribbean 600 An awe inspiring start to the RORC Caribbean 600 The ninth edition started in magnificent conditions with the largest ever offshore fleet assembled in the Caribbean The ninth edition started in magnificent conditions with the largest ever offshore fleet assembled in the Caribbean enjoying sparkling conditions. A southeasterly breeze, occasionally gusting up to 15 knots and a relatively calm sea state provided conditions for the perfect start with some close battles on the water. by RORC Press Posted today at 8:53 pm Maserati Multi70 trimaran starts RORC Caribbean 600 Race in Antigua Maserati Multi70 trimaran starts RORC Caribbean 600 Race in Antigua High-tech ocean racing trimaran Maserati Multi70 skippered by Giovanni Soldini crossed the start line off Fort Charlotte The high-tech Italian ocean racing trimaran, Maserati Multi70, skippered by Giovanni Soldini crossed the start line off Fort Charlotte on the south side of the island in 10-knot westerly breeze at 11.40 local time (15.40 in Europe). by studio-imagina.it Posted today at 8:44 pm Vendée Globe – Alan Roura in his own words Vendée Globe – Alan Roura in his own words Alan Roura, the youngest skipper ever to compete, finished in Les Sables d'Olonne this morning in twelfth place. Alan Roura, the youngest skipper ever to compete, finished in Les Sables d'Olonne this morning in twelfth place. In spite of not sleeping for four days because of the shipping in the Bay of Biscay and the light winds, he was ready to answer questions from the many journalists present on the pontoon an at a press conference. by Vendée Globe Posted today at 8:28 pm Phaedo^3 starts RORC Caribbean 600 – images by Rachel Fallon-Langdon Phaedo^3 starts RORC Caribbean 600 – images by Rachel Fallon-Langdon Phaedo^3 stars the RORC Caribbean 600 with close competition Maserati by their side Phaedo^3 stars the RORC Caribbean 600 with close competition Maserati by their side by Rachel Fallon-Langdon Posted today at 7:38 pm Phaedo^3 starts RORC C600 with Maserati by their side Phaedo^3 starts RORC C600 with Maserati by their side In what is to be predicted and lighter wind race that the norm, Phaedo^3 stated at 11.40am local Antigua time. In what is to be predicted and lighter wind race that the norm, Phaedo^3 stated at 11.40am local Antigua time. With a strong competitor Giovanni Soldini’s MOD70 Maserati close by their side, it will be a chase to the end. by Rachel Fallon-Langdon Posted today at 7:22 pm Vendée Globe – Conrad Colman speaks about his dismasting and battle Vendée Globe – Conrad Colman speaks about his dismasting and battle New Zealand skipper Conrad Colman is fighting an incredible battle to finish the race after the mast crashed down Tenacious New Zealand skipper Conrad Colman is fighting an incredible battle to finish the race after the mast of his Foresight Natural Energy crashed down on the night of Friday 10th February. by Vendée Globe Posted today at 4:24 pm EFG Bank Monaco wins Leg 3 of EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour EFG Bank Monaco wins Leg 3 of EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour Reigning champions EFG Bank Monaco tightened their grip on the overall lead with a victory in the third offshore leg Reigning EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour champions EFG Bank Monaco (MON) today tightened their grip on the overall lead with a victory in the third offshore leg of the race around the Arabian Gulf. by Oman Sail Posted today at 3:40 pm Abnormal weather for the RORC Caribbean 600 Abnormal weather for the RORC Caribbean 600 This year the weather is dominated by a front that extends very far south reaching the race course. Wouter has competed in the Barcelona World Race, the Volvo Ocean Race on numerous occasions and is Head of Sevenstar Racing Yacht Logistics. by RORC Press Posted today at 2:07 pm Vendée Globe – Alan Roura takes twelfth place Vendée Globe – Alan Roura takes twelfth place Race rookie Roura’s elapsed time for the 27,700 mile course is 105 days, 20 hours 10 mins and 32 seconds. Roura’s finish reflects his exceptional drive and tenacity and belies the very tight budget which the young sailor ran his programme on. by Vendée Globe Posted today at 9:16 am Vendee Globe - From Conrad Colman this evening Vendee Globe - From Conrad Colman this evening I might not be going very fast but I'm certainly keeping busy here on Foresight Natural Energy. I might not be going very fast but I'm certainly keeping busy here on Foresight Natural Energy. Indeed, never have I worked so hard to go so slowly! The problem is that I am sailing upwind in light winds which is never a recipe for breathless speed and certainly not now! Going downwind on a slow boat, the wind pushes against the windward side of the sail by Vendee Globe Posted today at 4:34 am SCYA Midwinter Regatta - Sam Heck and Robert Marcus in action SCYA Midwinter Regatta - Sam Heck and Robert Marcus in action Sam Heck and Merry Cheers decided that just having bought a new Farr 40 race boat, Viva La Vida, wasn’t quite enough. Sam Heck and Merry Cheers decided that just having bought a new Farr 40 race boat, Viva La Vida, wasn’t quite enough. They wanted to race it, right away. So they entered the 2017 SCYA Midwinter Regatta through Long Beach Yacht Club, which hosted their class, and won in the first racing sailboat that they have ever owned. by Rick Roberts Posted today at 4:05 am Overall winner crowned at Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta in St. Petersburg Overall winner crowned at Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta in St. Petersburg The first event of 2017 Helly Hansen National Offshore One Design (NOOD) Regatta wrapped in St. Petersburg on Sunday. The first event of the 2017 Helly Hansen National Offshore One Design (NOOD) Regatta wrapped in St. Petersburg on Sunday. After a weekend of close competition in the Lightning division, the class winner — Steve Hayden, 49, of Lake Mary, Fla. — was awarded the regatta’s overall prize. by Evily Giannopoulos Posted today at 2:41 am The Bay Regatta 2017 wraps with a picture postcard final day The Bay Regatta 2017 wraps with a picture postcard final day The fourth and final day of The Bay Regatta, Chang Beer Race Day, saw all fleet sail a short loop around islands The fourth and final day of The Bay Regatta, the Chang Beer Race Day, saw all the fleet sail a short loop around islands off Krabi’s Railay Beach before heading out for a straight shot back to the southern end of Koh Yao Yai with the racing boats doing a slightly longer course than the cruisers. by Event Media Posted on 19 Feb RORC Caribbean 600 race kicks off tomorrow RORC Caribbean 600 race kicks off tomorrow The light air forecast is not good news for the Italian ocean racing trimaran which is designed for much stronger winds. Soldini’s men have been monitoring the weather situation closely after the formation of a low-pressure storm system far to the north of Antigua disrupted the normal strong trade wind conditions. by studio-imagina.it Posted on 19 Feb Vendée Globe – Roura to finish Monday morning with Super Superbigou Vendée Globe – Roura to finish Monday morning with Super Superbigou Eleven skippers have already finished and eleven were forced to abandon their race. Seven solo racers were still at sea this Sunday afternoon. Eleven skippers have already finished and eleven were forced to abandon their race. by Vendée Globe Posted on 19 Feb Spectacular opening for the 2017 RORC Caribbean 600 Spectacular opening for the 2017 RORC Caribbean 600 The highly acclaimed Antigua Band 1761 took to the stage and lit the blue touch paper. Sailors enjoyed a traditional Caribbean welcome with the Panache Steel Orchestra opening the musical entertainment, complimentary drinks and fine Caribbean fayre. by RORC Press Posted on 19 Feb Have you tried foiling yet? Top tips from Marko at Wildwind Have you tried foiling yet? Top tips from Marko at Wildwind Wildwind invested in foiling kits for some of their Laser fleet, converting the standard Laser in to a flying machine. In 2016 Wildwind invested in foiling kits for some of their Laser fleet, converting the standard everyday Laser in to a flying machine. ‘Can it be that easy?’ we here you cry, well you’re right but fortunately the Wildwind staff are not ones for turning down a challenge and have put a lot of time in to finding the optimum techniques so that you can be flying as soon as possible. by Wildwind Posted on 19 Feb
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