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The Road to Rio now 99 days short
by Rob Kothe, Sail-World.com & YachtsandYachting.com
The Road to Rio 2016 still has a few curves, bumps and potholes for teams battling to win. The Road to Rio 2016 still has a few curves, bumps and potholes for teams battling to win in Hyeres, at some World championship events and Weymouth World Cup but for many crews: 'It's 106 miles to Chicago we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark and we're wearing sunglasses.' Whoops wrong movie.
Posted today at 3:09 pm
Teams from across the USA set sights on 2016 Resolute Cup
by New York Yacht Club
Teams representing 30 clubs from across the United States will race Melges 20s and Sonars on Narragansett Bay. The regatta is broken up into two parts. The 30 teams will be split into three divisions for two days of qualifying, sailing in both the Melges 20 and the Sonar fleets.
Posted today at 6:31 pm
America's Cup launches Endeavour Program for local students + Video
by America's Cup
Endeavour program introduces students to sailing as a way to learn about science, technology, engineering, arts and math The AC Endeavour program, which provides students with the opportunity to get on the water and apply the technical concepts of sailing to parts of their school curriculum, has been operating in Bermuda, the host venue
Posted today at 4:18 pm
Sailing World Cup– Hyères turns things around for second day of racing
by Daniel Smith – World Sailing
Rio aside, the famous Mistral that pushed sailors to their limits on Wednesday had completely died down for race day two Rio aside, the famous Mistral that pushed sailors to their limits on Wednesday had completely died down for race day two, resulting in a wait for wind.
Posted today at 7:57 pm
From Olympic flag to Olympic Gold and maybe another
by Rob Kothe, Sail-World.com & YachtsandYachting.com
The Sydney Olympics was a Sailing double 470 Gold event for Australia. Having won the 420 World Championship in 2000, the feeder class to the 470, while still at school in Australia young Matt Belcher was given the honour of carrying the Olympic flag during the closing ceremony of the Sydney 2000 Olympics.
Posted today at 7:26 pm
SWC Hyères – New Zealand sailors battle for Olympic selection
by Richard Aspland
Like a game of cards, you win some and you lose some. One minute you are up, the next you are down. While Andy’s sister Alex and Sam’s sister Molly will sail together at the Olympic Games in the women’s 49erFX, only one of the brothers will join them once their shootout is over.
Posted today at 5:04 pm
Almost 2 months to go to 470 Junior World Championship at Kieler Woche
by SVG Verlag
It fits to our concept to bring the international sailing youth to Kiel', says the head of organization, Dirk Ramhorst. Winkel/Cipra, who have been the sparring partners for the European Champions Ferdinand Gerz/Oliver Szymanski during the preparation period for the Olympics, are still allowed to start in the junior group U24 and want to use their last year as juniors to make their set of medals (with bronze and silver in the previous years) complete.
Posted today at 4:29 pm
Doerr, Kendell/Freund earn place on Rio U.S. Paralympic Sailing Team
by Will Ricketson
Rick Doerr, Brad Kendell and Hugh Freund have earned selection to the Rio 2016 U.S. Paralympic Sailing Team 2016 Sailing World Cup - Hyeres - Rick Doerr (Clifton, N.J.), Brad Kendell (Tampa, Fla.) and Hugh Freund (South Freeport, Maine) have earned selection to the Rio 2016 U.S. Paralympic Sailing Team based on the results of the US Sailing Paralympic Athlete Selection Series in the Sonar three-person keelboat.
Posted today at 7:55 am
Match Racing Clinic Recap w/ Steph Roble and Taylor Canfield
by Philip Muller
What do you get when you mix two professional sailors, a group of eager sailors and a small inland lake? What do you get when you mix two professional sailors, a group of eager sailors and a small inland lake? This past weekend, at Cherry Creek Reservoir, Stephanie Roble and Taylor Canfield served up an unforgettable experience that elevated the skills and knowledge of our mile high racers.
Posted today at 5:40 am
Mark Stevens joins the warm up of the world famous Transat Bakerly
by Emma Jackson
On 23rd of April Mark Stevens, from South East London, took to the English Channel joining a fleet of 20 racing yachts 2016 Transat Bakerly - On the 23rd of April Mark Stevens, from South East London, took to the English Channel joining a fleet of 20 racing yachts as a guest sailor for the warm up leg of the Transat Bakerly, to represent the race's Official UK Race Charity, the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust.
Posted today at 4:46 am
2016 Sailing World Cup - Hyeres - Day 1 images by Jesus Renedo
by FF Voile
Photographer Jesus Renedo was on water at 2016 Sailing World Cup - Hyeres and provided this gallery of images. 2016 Sailing World Cup - Hyeres - Photographer Jesus Renedo was on water at 2016 Sailing World Cup - Hyeres and provided this gallery of images.
Posted today at 3:20 am
Coast Guard Foundation recognizes heroism at Houston event
by Jennifer Crowley Fyke
The Coast Guard Foundation, announced that it is honoring the heroism of two Air Station Houston helicopter crews The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and welfare of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced today that it is honoring the heroism and dedication of two Air Station Houston helicopter crews at its tribute to the United States Coast Guard in Houston on Friday, May 13, 2016 at The Houstonian Hotel.
Posted today at 2:46 am
Clipper Race - Race 10, the PSP Logistics Panama Cup, starts tomorrow
by Clipper Round the World
The race crews are preparing to sail back out into the North Pacific Ocean from Seattle at the start of Race 10 2015 -16 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - The race crews are preparing to sail back out into the North Pacific Ocean from Seattle at the start of Race 10, the PSP Logistics Panama Cup. The fleet will be sent off to sea to the sound of a US Navy band, with the departure ceremony for the race to Panama starting at 1330 in Bell Harbor, Pier 66.
Posted today at 2:32 am
Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Mistral puts out the Welcome Mat in Hyeres
by Sail-World.com NZL
The infamous Mistral cracked in for the first day of racing at the World sailing Cup Hyeres, giving competitors a dust-u As the countdown to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games reached #100DaysToGo, the opening day of Sailing World Cup Hyères saw sailors turn their focus to the natural elements, wind and water. Those elements came in strong in the form of the infamous Mistral. The north westerly blew up to 28 knots
Posted today at 2:30 am
Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Images from the Big Breeze on Day 1
by Sail-World.com NZL
Gilles Martin-Raget, was on the water at Hyeres, France, for the first day of racing in the Sailing World Cup Hyeres. Top sailing photographer, Gilles Martin-Raget, was on the water at Hyeres, France, for the first day of racing in the Sailing World Cup Hyeres. Nine of the ten Olympic classes enjoyed racing in a strong breeze and big seas. The 10th, 49erFX did not race due to strong winds.
Posted today at 1:52 am
Beyond the far horizon-conversations with Clipper sailors in Seattle
by David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor
For most sailors, “distance racing” means a “600-miler”, not the 5,400 miles that Clipper sailors recently completed. For most sailors, the term “distance racing” implies a classic “600-miler” or perhaps a Transpac Race. While these time-honored racecourses occasionally dish-out “beyond-brochure” conditions, these mileage numbers pale in comparison to the mammoth leg that the Clipper Round The World Race sailors experienced when they raced 5,400 nautical miles from Qingdao, China to Seattle, Washington (USA).
Posted on 26 Apr
Seattle Pacific Challenge - The toughest leg of 2015-16 Clipper Race
by Clipper Round the World
The Seattle Pacific Challenge was felt by many to be the toughest leg of the 2015-16 edition of the Clipper Race so far. 2015 -16 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - The Seattle Pacific Challenge was felt by many to be the toughest leg of the 2015-16 edition of the Clipper Race so far.
Posted on 26 Apr
Laser Radial Masters World Championship – Day 2 overall + Video
by Ravi Subramanian
The Laser Masters World Championship for Radials completed two more races today. The Laser Masters World Championship for Radials completed two more races today. Race Committee postponed while the afternoon thermals built, but started the first race at about 1330h, 30 minutes after the scheduled start time, in seven knots of breeze.
Posted on 26 Apr
The Clipper Race - Crew changeover - Meet Charlotte Willis
by Clipper Round the World
A proud Londoner and all round action woman, find out what led this novice sailor to take on the Clipper Race As the Leg Seven crew prepare to start their challenge to New York and beyond, we caught up with Charlotte Willis, who has until this point been a patient Garminion supporter, following her team and waiting until her big adventure to start. A proud Londoner and all round action woman, find out what led this novice sailor to take on the Clipper Race, and how it got her so hooked.
Posted on 26 Apr
Thrilling finish in two-handed transatlantic marathon
by Transat AG2R La Mondiale
2016 Transat AG2R La Mondiale - Close finishes to marathon ocean yachts races are becoming standard fare these days 2016 Transat AG2R La Mondiale - Close finishes to marathon ocean yachts races are becoming standard fare these days and the Transat AG2R La Mondiale proved it was no exception with an incredibly dramatic finish at the Caribbean island of St Barts today.
Posted on 26 Apr
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