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HK Raceweek 2019 - blow, blow, softer, BLOW! HK Raceweek 2019 - blow, blow, softer, BLOW! Asia's premier dinghy regatta lives up to promise The 6th edition of Hong Kong Race Week shows the event has come of age. Without any doubt Asia's premier dinghy sailing event, and a constituent event of the ASAF Youth Cup, HKRW boasted 211 entries, 239 sailors, and 10 nations out on the water by Suzy Rayment Posted 21 Feb 15:09 HKT Hong Kong Race Week 2019 Hong Kong Race Week 2019 ASAF Youth Cup finishes with a real buster The 6th edition of Hong Kong Race Week came to a close on Sunday last. Competing in the event were 245 sailors from 10 nations including China, Cambodia, India, Macau, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong and first-time entries Guam, Myanmar, Norway and Sweden. by RHKYC Media Posted 21 Feb 11:54 HKT The Ocean Race bags hat-trick of shortlists The Ocean Race bags hat-trick of shortlists For prestigious industry-selected sport awards The Race has been nominated for prizes by sports industry selectors in a trio of areas – Fan or Community Engagement Award, Cutting Edge Sport Award, Social and Sustainable Development Award – following a record-breaking 2017-18 edition. by The Ocean Race Posted 22 Feb 23:20 HKT Dart 18 Worlds in Thailand overall Dart 18 Worlds in Thailand overall Dave and Louise Roberts, the 2017 World Champions, win in 2019 What a final day! 10 to 14 knots of wind with a cloudless sky yet again. "This is normal" said one member prompting the thought that, if this is normal, why aren't there more world champions from the Royal Varuna Yacht Club? by Mark Hamill-Stewart Posted 22 Feb 22:52 HKT Wizard wins the RORC Caribbean 600 Trophy Wizard wins the RORC Caribbean 600 Trophy David and Peter Askew's American Volvo 70 scores best IRC corrected time David and Peter Askew's American Volvo 70 Wizard has won the 2019 RORC Caribbean 600 Trophy, scoring the best corrected time under IRC. Wizard put in a near faultless performance to complete the 600 mile non-stop race in 43 hours 38 minutes and 44 seconds by Louay Habib Posted 22 Feb 18:23 HKT 18ft Skiff Club Championship final this weekend 18ft Skiff Club Championship final this weekend Can the Asko Appliances team add a 3rd title to their season record? The Asko Appliances 18ft Skiff team is set to add the Australian 18 Footers League Club Championship to its trophy cabinet as the team leads the 18-strong fleet into Sunday's last race of the series on Sydney Harbour. by Frank Quealey Posted 22 Feb 18:02 HKT Nespresso Int'l Youth MR Cup: Host leads on Day 2 Nespresso Int'l Youth MR Cup: Host leads on Day 2 RNZYS Performance Programme Teams are leading the 14-boat fleet after Day 2 RNZYS Performance Programme Teams lead by James Wilson and Nick Egnot-Johnson are leading the 14-boat fleet after two days of match racing in Auckland at the Nespresso Youth International Match Racing Cup. by Andrew Delves Posted 22 Feb 16:28 HKT America's Cup: AC75 rig concept took 20 minutes America's Cup: AC75 rig concept took 20 minutes Top sail designer, Burns Fallow explains the two-skinned mainsail and AC75 rig - Part 1 Emirates Team New Zealand sail designer, Burns Fallow says the radical idea for a two skinned mainsail for the AC75 foiling monohull came up after just a 20-minute brainstorming session held a month after the America's Cup win in Bermuda. by Richard Gladwell Posted 22 Feb 11:19 HKT Deja-vu for Sailing on IOC Qualifier crackdown Deja-vu for Sailing on IOC Qualifier crackdown In a case similar to Sailing in 2015, the IOC has acted decisively on Visa refusal for athletes Exclusion of Pakistani shooters has parallels to similar exclusions in Sailing in 2013-2016 where Israeli sailors were excluded from world championships by countries who had an estranged diplomatic relationship with Israel. by Richard Gladwell Posted 22 Feb 05:10 HKT How sailors are preparing for The Ocean Race How sailors are preparing for The Ocean Race Two and a half years to go to the start With just over two and a half years to go to the start, the organisers and sailors are already busy preparing behind the scenes for this new event on the IMOCA calendar. by IMOCA Globe Series Posted 22 Feb 00:56 HKT RORC Caribbean 600 - Class40 fight to the finish RORC Caribbean 600 - Class40 fight to the finish Class40 Eärendil won Line Honours for the Class40 Division In the early hours of Thursday 21 February, after two and a half days and nights of intense competition and over 600 miles of racing, it all came down to just a few minutes. by Louay Habib Posted 22 Feb 00:05 HKT Dart 18 Worlds day 4 Dart 18 Worlds day 4 Competition recommences after a lay-day in Thailand Sun again and a postponed start as the wind took more time to pick up today. The competition recommenced after a lay-day and a very good party until the early hours of this morning. by Mark Hamill-Stewart Posted 21 Feb 20:08 HKT 37th Fiji Regatta Week 2019 37th Fiji Regatta Week 2019 The dates are set for the 37th Fiji Regatta Week The dates are set and the planning is in place for the 37th Fiji Regatta Week, the event cruising and racing sailors across the Pacific consider the "must do" annual sailing event in the region. by Rob Mundle Posted 21 Feb 10:41 HKT National Sailing League hits Australian shores National Sailing League hits Australian shores Now it's the southern hemisphere's turn In the northern hemisphere the Sailing Champions League is a winning concept, taking off from the start-up league in Germany in 2013 to involve 21 nations and more than 300 clubs in 2019. Now it's the southern hemisphere's turn. by Lisa Ratcliff Posted 21 Feb 08:21 HKT RNZYS Nespresso Youth MR: 14 teams line up RNZYS Nespresso Youth MR: 14 teams line up Fourteen high calibre youth match racing teams will sail in the Nespresso Youth MR Cup Fourteen high calibre youth match racing teams have arrived at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron for the 2019 Nespresso Youth International Match Racing Cup. by Andrew Delves, RNZYS Posted 21 Feb 06:46 HKT Monohull line honours for Wizard Monohull line honours for Wizard Magic Moment in the RORC Caribbean 600 David & Peter Askew (USA) racing their Volvo 70 Wizard have taken Monohull Line Honours in the RORC Caribbean 600 crossing the finish line on Wednesday 20 February at 07:08:44 AST in an elapsed time of 1d 19h 38m 44s. by Louay Habib Posted 21 Feb 05:20 HKT Steinlager back onboard with Emirates Team NZ Steinlager back onboard with Emirates Team NZ Steinlager signs on with Emirates Team NZ for the 36th America's Cup Emirates Team New Zealand has announced that Steinlager will return as an Official Sponsor and Official Beer Partner of Emirates Team New Zealand's for the defence of the 36th America's Cup - on the team's home waters in Auckland in 2021. by Emirates Team New Zealand Posted 21 Feb 04:14 HKT Golden Globe Race day 234 Golden Globe Race day 234 Third placed Estonian skipper Uku Randmaa has escaped disqualification Third placed Estonian skipper Uku Randmaa has escaped disqualification from the Golden Globe race after breaching the strict rules forbidding outside assistance, but has been handed a 72-hour penalty for asking and receiving weather routing information by Barry Pickthall, Golden Globe Race Posted 21 Feb 02:01 HKT RORC Caribbean 600 Record for Maserati Multi70 RORC Caribbean 600 Record for Maserati Multi70 The extraordinary events will be remembered for years to come Maserati Multi 70 skippered by Giovanni Soldini (ITA) crossed the finish line of the RORC Caribbean 600 at 20:49:00 AST on Tuesday 19 February 2019 in an elapsed time of one day, 06 hours 49 minutes and 00 seconds by Louay Habib Posted 20 Feb 18:17 HKT 23 years of 18ft Skiff Racing Sponsorship 23 years of 18ft Skiff Racing Sponsorship The Rag & Famish Hotel has been a successful sponsor of the 18 Footers on Sydney Harbour Since the late George Calligeros purchased 'The Rag' in May 1975, the hotel has developed equally strong family values as Peter and Anna Calligeros continue the business under the Calligeros Hotel group banner. by Frank Quealey Posted 20 Feb 17:50 HKT Big conditions to kick start European season Big conditions to kick start European season Wild rides in Vilamoura for the 49er, 49erFX, and Nacra 17 classes Vilamoura, Portugal, has been growing as a winter destination for the past few seasons. Regattas in December and now February attracted 109 and then 116 boats respectively across 49er, 49erFX, and Nacra 17. by Ben Remocker Posted 20 Feb 13:56 HKT GGR 2018, SailGP's debut and the Caribbean 600 GGR 2018, SailGP's debut and the Caribbean 600 We modern humans live soft lives compared to the Golden Globe Race skippers We modern humans live soft lives compared to the skippers participating in the Golden Globe Race 2018. by David Schmidt Posted 20 Feb 02:00 HKT RORC Caribbean 60 day 2 RORC Caribbean 60 day 2 Multi70 Maserati and MOD70 Argo have been ripping up the race track Maserati, skippered by Giovanni Soldini led at Guadeloupe by 12 miles, but in terms of time, that is less than 30 minutes ahead of Jason Carroll's Argo. The two rocket ships are expected to finish the race around sundown today. by Louay Habib Posted 20 Feb 00:30 HKT Seafloatech half a point short of the podium Seafloatech half a point short of the podium Lionel Péan attended Salalah's last venue of Sailing Arabia The Tour. Sofian Bouvet, Corentin Horeau and Bruno Mourniac finished the Sailing Arabia The Tour in fourth place, half a point short of the podium. The Seafloatech crew came in late on the Tour, with only a few sailing sessions under their belt. by Agence TB Press Posted 19 Feb 20:56 HKT Event No.12 joining Match Race Super League 2019 Event No.12 joining Match Race Super League 2019 12 events worldwide in 10 countries on four continents The Match Race Super League is proud to announce that the AIRCALIN Match Race in Noumea (NCL) will be the sixth event of the 2019 season, making it to 12 events worldwide in 10 countries on four continents. by Match Race Super League Posted 19 Feb 20:22 HKT Registration opens for 2019 Rolex Big Boat Series Registration opens for 2019 Rolex Big Boat Series A well-earned reputation for breeze-on sailing and long courses Winter might still be exerting its chilly influence over most of the country, but an undeniable harbinger of the coming sailing season arrived on February 18 when St. Francis Yacht Club, in San Francisco, California, posted the Notice of Race. by St. Francis Yacht Club Posted 19 Feb 19:41 HKT Dart 18 Worlds day 3 Dart 18 Worlds day 3 Three days of excellent sailing so far "I'm in Paradise" said Nicola. This is no surprise as the sun shone all day with winds building to 17 knots of wind and she and her skipper Herve Le Maux had just had their best performance of the competition. by Mark Hamill-Stewart Posted 19 Feb 19:07 HKT Am Cup teams check out canting AC75 foil Am Cup teams check out canting AC75 foil A first hint of the real scale of the AC75 boats has been given to each challenger representative Less than a year since the Class Rule publication, a first hint of the real scale of the AC75 boats has been given to each challenger representative during a number of visits to Auckland to witness the one design foil cant system (FCS) in action. by Emirates Team NZ/Sail-World NZ Posted 19 Feb 15:20 HKT Everything is OK at Symonite OK Dinghy Worlds Everything is OK at Symonite OK Dinghy Worlds An outstanding success both on and off the water The 2019 Symonite OK Dinghy World Championship, which has just concluded at Wakatere Boating Club in Auckland, New Zealand, was an outstanding success both on and off the water. by Robert Deaves Posted 19 Feb 14:44 HKT Blast off for the RORC Caribbean 600 Blast off for the RORC Caribbean 600 2019 RORC Caribbean 600 kicked off in spectacular conditions The 2019 RORC Caribbean 600 kicked off in spectacular conditions off the south coast of Antigua with the magnificent fleet starting the 600 mile non-stop offshore race in bright sunshine, full-on gusting tradewinds and two-metre high waves. by Louay Habib Posted 19 Feb 12:12 HKT Mothquito in Milan for Foiling Awards 2018 Mothquito in Milan for Foiling Awards 2018 As a nominee for the awards for the best design Mothquito was present at the award ceremony of the Foiling Awards 2018, as a nominee for the awards for the best design 2018, a recognition of the highest prestige that has placed Mothquito among the best designs in the world of foiling. by Mothquito Foiling Catamaran Posted 19 Feb 01:34 HKT Get set for a cracker Get set for a cracker There has already been high drama ahead of the RORC Caribbean 600 start The weather forecast is suggesting that moderate trade winds at the start will strengthen during the race, giving classic Caribbean sailing conditions of warm trade winds from the east with a moderate sea state. by Louay Habib Posted 18 Feb 18:56 HKT Dart 18 Worlds day 2 Dart 18 Worlds day 2 Not a cloud in the sky all day with winds gusting to 18 knots Not a cloud in the sky all day with winds gusting to 18 knots, it was a day for waterproof suntan lotion and skill. One Australian competitor described the winds as "Fresh to Frightening!". Perfect. by Mark Hamill-Stewart Posted 18 Feb 18:46 HKT Finn Europeans & Tokyo 2020 Qualifier entry open Finn Europeans & Tokyo 2020 Qualifier entry open Tokyo 2020 Qualifier in Athens this May The championship has recently received approval from the IOC as the second Finn class qualification event for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing Competition. by Robert Deaves Posted 18 Feb 17:59 HKT Boat-Park reaction to 2024 Olympic options Boat-Park reaction to 2024 Olympic options The 2024 Sailing Olympics are over five years away for World Sailing, but not for 85kg Men The 2024 Sailing Olympics are over five years away for the panjandrums of World Sailing, but for 85+kg Men, the Regatta is now in a much more urgent focus. by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz Posted 18 Feb 08:54 HKT Sail GP - Sydney - Day 2 highlights Sail GP - Sydney - Day 2 highlights SailGP Day 2 wrap Crosbie Lorimer joined the spectators on Shark Island for Day 2 of SailGP to capture the action from that scenic perspective. by Bow Caddy Media Posted 18 Feb 07:40 HKT America's Cup team proceeding in spite of dispute America's Cup team proceeding in spite of dispute DutchSail team leader, Simeon Tienpont says the team is flattered that the three Super Teams are tak Team leader of the newbie America's Cup Challenger, DutchSail, Simeon Tienpont says the team is flattered that the three Super Teams are taking them so seriously when they have "only just dried the wet from behind our ears." by Richard Gladwell Sail-World NZ Posted 18 Feb 06:06 HKT Whaddya reckon? Whaddya reckon? So what if you made the running surface hard? Really, really, really hard, actually So what if you made the running surface hard? Really, really, really hard, actually. But still made from water, however? Well that would make it ice then. by John Curnow, Editor Sail-World AUS Posted 18 Feb 06:00 HKT Dart 18 Worlds day 1 Dart 18 Worlds day 1 15 knots plus from the south in the Gulf of Thailand A sunny day with the full scope of skills required for the spectrum of wind which filled in to 15 knots plus from the south. by Mark Hamill-Stewart Posted 17 Feb 22:26 HKT NSW Etchells - Hard not to be impressed NSW Etchells - Hard not to be impressed This was not as a result the final day's racing. Even though, and as usual for the Etchells... This was not as a result the final day's racing. Even though, and as usual for the Etchells, it was actually a sailing master class. No, today was memorable for the way the youth sailors turned it on. by John Curnow Posted 17 Feb 20:45 HKT
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