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Lucky takes Monohull Line Honours Lucky takes Monohull Line Honours Can FreeFire hang on to IRC Overall? American entry J/V Maxi 72, Lucky, sailed into Nha Trang, Vietnam on 18 October at 8h 40m 10s (HK time) to take the Monohull Line Honours for the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club Nha Trang Rally in an elapsed time of 41h 30m 10s. by RHKYC Media Posted 18 Oct 17:35 HKT Scallywag/FUKU takes Line Honours Scallywag/FUKU takes Line Honours What happened to Maserati MOD70? The headlines were always going to be the big trimarans, and so it was: Scallywag/FUKU (ORMA 60) versus Maserati MOD70. by Guy Nowell / RHKYC Media Posted 18 Oct 14:02 HKT Rolex Middle Sea Race sets off from Grand Harbour Rolex Middle Sea Race sets off from Grand Harbour The start is just the beginning of a challenge that is not meant to be easy A fleet of 113 yachts, separated into seven starts, were wafted on their way by a very gentle northerly breeze that sent cat's paws across the harbour, and left plenty of traps for the unsuspecting. by Rolex Middle Sea Race Posted 20 Oct 00:46 HKT Francis Joyon sets off for Mauritius Route record Francis Joyon sets off for Mauritius Route record IDEC SPORT crossed the start line off the Citadel of Port Louis At 0911hrs UTC on Saturday 19th October, the skipper of IDEC SPORT crossed the start line off the Citadel of Port Louis (Morbihan). Ahead of the boat, a complicated 8000-mile long solo voyage to the island of Mauritius. by Agence Mer & Media Posted 19 Oct 23:33 HKT Soon time to share life on board MACIF Trimaran Soon time to share life on board MACIF Trimaran How has the trio prepared for this long stretch of cohabitation? The search for performance is a key phase in offshore racing, because it is both the goal and the guideline. For the Brest Atlantiques, knowing how to live together will be essential. by Trimaran MACIF Posted 19 Oct 18:37 HKT FreeFire triumphs in IRC at Nha Trang Rally FreeFire triumphs in IRC at Nha Trang Rally First place in the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club event to Vietnam Joachim Isler and Andrew Taylor's Mills 41 Ambush was the final boat to sail into Nha Trang, Vietnam last night (18 Oct) at 22h 40m 42s(HK Time), putting her in 1st place for IRC Race 1 division. by RHKYC Media Posted 19 Oct 16:01 HKT 2019 Allianz Championship day 3 2019 Allianz Championship day 3 Very nice wind conditions for this 3rd day of racing Very nice wind conditions for this 3rd day of racing on the Allianz Championship. Winds around 15-18 knots, sunshine and some very nice fights on the water. The pressure is mounting in the run-up to the end of the championship. by Laurence Bouchet Posted 19 Oct 15:03 HKT 2019 2.4 mR Class World Championship overall 2019 2.4 mR Class World Championship overall A week of very rough weather at Yacht Club Italiano The worlds of the small metre class ended today after a week of very rough weather. A female podium, two women among the first three. England's Megan Pascoe dominated with a perfect week, second was Finland's Marko Dahlberg and third Fia Fjelddahl by Yacht Club Italiano Posted 19 Oct 13:33 HKT America's Cup: AC75 Skiffs vs Scows - who's right? America's Cup: AC75 Skiffs vs Scows - who's right? The four AC75's yachts now launched fall into one of two categories - the Skiffs and Scows. In the past day, two of the recently launched America's Cup teams have released images of their first AC75's sailing, and foiling. The four AC75's yachts now launched fall into two categories - the Skiffs and Scows. by Richard Gladwell Sail-World NZ Posted 19 Oct 06:37 HKT 40th Rolex Middle Sea Race kicks off tomorrow 40th Rolex Middle Sea Race kicks off tomorrow A fleet of 113 yachts expected to depart from Grand Harbour The crowds lining the bastions of the fortified city, cheering the yachts on their way, will add to the highly-charged atmosphere. Every participating crew is looking forward to taking on one the world's great 600 mile classic offshore races. by Rolex Middle Sea Race Posted 19 Oct 03:56 HKT Take-off! INEOS TEAM UK's AC75 takes flight Take-off! INEOS TEAM UK's AC75 takes flight Video of Britannia foiling on the waters off their Portsmouth base The British team for the 36th America's Cup, Sir Ben Ainslie's INEOS TEAM UK have been enjoying their first week of foiling on Britannia in the waters off their Portsmouth base. by Editor Posted 19 Oct 01:38 HKT 2019 Allianz Championship day 2 2019 Allianz Championship day 2 Four races run in light winds and blazing sunshine Four races were run, in a light wind of 5 to 8 knots under a blazing sun! by Laurence Bouchet Posted 18 Oct 14:13 HKT Huge 2019 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race fleet Huge 2019 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race fleet One week until close of entries A total of 157 entries have been received one week out from close of entries for the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - and, in addition to a smattering of international entrants, nearly half the field is made up of yachts representing Australian states by Di Pearson, RSHYR media Posted 18 Oct 12:32 HKT The Kitchen Maker-Caesarstone set for big season The Kitchen Maker-Caesarstone set for big season Off to an impressive start in Sydney Harbour Since the young The Kitchen Maker-Caesarstone team of Jordan Girdis, Lachlan Doyle and Tom Quigley came together last year, their progress in the highly-competitive Australian 18 Footers League fleet has been spectacular by Frank Quealey Posted 18 Oct 10:14 HKT World on Water: Oct 18 - Hugo Boss guided tour World on Water: Oct 18 - Hugo Boss guided tour Highlight of this week's edition is a look inside the IMOCA60 Hugo Boss Join Geoff Waller for the October 18 edition of World On Water, the world's most popular sailing video magazine. Highlight of this week's edition is a look inside the IMOCA60 Hugo Boss by Sail-World NZ Posted 18 Oct 09:54 HKT 2019 Rolex Middle Sea Race weather watch 2019 Rolex Middle Sea Race weather watch Less than 48 hours to the start of the 40th Rolex Middle Sea Race Less than 48 hours to the start of the 40th Rolex Middle Sea Race and the marinas surrounding the Royal Malta Yacht Club in Ta' Xbiex are full of yachts flying the event battle flag, signifying their participation by Rolex Middle Sea Race Posted 18 Oct 06:46 HKT Itajaí returns as host city for The Ocean Race Itajaí returns as host city for The Ocean Race Brazilian city to host fleet in 2021-22 edition The Ocean Race 2021-22 will stop in Itajaí, Brazil, marking the fourth consecutive time the city on the Santa Catarina coastline will host the iconic event. by The Ocean Race Posted 18 Oct 00:18 HKT FUKU takes RHKYC Nha Trang Rally line honours FUKU takes RHKYC Nha Trang Rally line honours SHK Scallywag/FUKU sailed into Nha Trang in an elapsed time of 30h 9m 27s All eyes were on the dueling trimarans; Italian Maserati Multi70 and SHK Scallywag/FUKU. Both trimarans had a wild ride; hurtling down the South China Sea in a nail biting, exhilarating run down to Vietnam. by RHKYC Media Posted 18 Oct 00:17 HKT IDEC Sport heading for Mauritius, Vietnam, China IDEC Sport heading for Mauritius, Vietnam, China First Act in his new record-breaking campaign in Asia, referred to as IDEC Sport Asian Tour Francis Joyon has just moved to code amber, as he can see a favourable weather opportunity in the next 48 hours. He may set off on his attempt at the solo Mauritius Route record between Port Louis (Brittany) and Port Louis (Mauritius) on Saturday. by Agence Mer & Media Posted 17 Oct 22:43 HKT America's Cup: INEOS Team UK foiling images America's Cup: INEOS Team UK foiling images INEOS Team UK have released a video which has some brief sequences of their first AC75 shown foiling It would seem that the AC75 went sailing on October 15 (the day before this video was posted). The boat is sailing on a single foil confirming that she is sailing unassisted/or towed. by Sail-World.com/NZ Posted 17 Oct 21:01 HKT Star Sailors League Gold Cup preview Star Sailors League Gold Cup preview Big guns from Finland, Uruguay, Australia, Lithuania, Argentina sign up for SSL Gold Cup In April the Star Sailors League, that culminates in the SSL Finals in Nassau every December to crown its annual 'star of the sailing world', announced a new giant international sailing competition: the SSL Gold Cup. by Rachele Vitello Posted 17 Oct 18:59 HKT 2023 Ocean Globe Race - Preview 2023 Ocean Globe Race - Preview Four alternate designs approved, Notice of Race amendments agreed with entrants Hundreds of sailors and many yacht clubs have become excited at the prospect of becoming involved, and commitments to enter now outweigh available places with sailors from France, Finland and the UK dominating the list. by Don McIntyre Posted 17 Oct 18:14 HKT 130 superyachts register for America's Cup events 130 superyachts register for America's Cup events Overflow arrangements being put in place as more details released of regattas and events Despite earlier media reports to the contrary, 130 superyachts have registered an interest in attending the America's Cup events in Auckland in 2020-2021. All 73 berths have been booked with a deposit of one month's rental paid by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World NZ Posted 17 Oct 17:40 HKT 2019 Allianz Championship day 1 2019 Allianz Championship day 1 Windy conditions for the Optimist, RS Feva & 29er fleets Allianz championship start with windy conditions in Baie de Sainte Marie. The Trade Winds "rocked" this first day of the Allianz championship by blowing around 18-20 knots in the morning. by Laurence Bouchet Posted 17 Oct 16:16 HKT 2019 ANOC World Beach Games 2019 ANOC World Beach Games Golden Gruber grabs victory in kitefoiling nailbiter Former world and European champion Florian Gruber (GER) won two consecutive races in the final to become the first men's Kitefoil Racing ANOC World Beach Games champion. by Ian MacKinnon Posted 17 Oct 15:42 HKT 100 days to go until Festival of Sails 100 days to go until Festival of Sails Countdown begins to the 202 regatta The countdown to the 2020 Festival of Sails has well and truly begun with 100 days to go until the regatta. by Jessica Gabites Posted 17 Oct 12:23 HKT Rolex Middle Sea Coastal Race Rolex Middle Sea Coastal Race Stretching their sea legs ahead of the official race start Over 40 boats started the Rolex Middle Sea Coastal Race today to stretch their "sea legs" ahead of the official race start on Saturday. With a northerly breeze, the Race Committee sent the fleet on the "Round Comino" course. by Nic Douglass Posted 17 Oct 01:09 HKT Chief Executive of World Sailing to step down Chief Executive of World Sailing to step down Andy Hunt has notified the Board that he will be taking on a new role The Board considers that Andy has made an important contribution to the modernisation and commercial development of World Sailing, and the Board thanks Andy for his service during an intense and challenging period for World Sailing. by World Sailing Posted 17 Oct 00:34 HKT RORC Transatlantic Race preview RORC Transatlantic Race preview Sixth edition set to feature a huge variety of yachts One-design VO65s and Maxi yachts have expressed their goal to take line honours and a tilt at the race record. Teams racing optimised performance cruisers will be aiming for class and the overall win under the IRC Rating Rule. by Louay Habib / RORC Posted 17 Oct 00:12 HKT China International Women's Match Race overall China International Women's Match Race overall Pauline Courtois (FRA) wins in Shanghai The racing at the day 5 of inaugural China International Match Race took off in perfect racing conditions. Spectators along the shore of Dishui Lake could follow the matches as the sailors maneuvered right in front of the docks under a sunny Shanghai sky. by WIM Series Posted 16 Oct 23:03 HKT RHKYC Nha Trang Rally kicks off RHKYC Nha Trang Rally kicks off Race management team publish a revised course The start time too had to be adjusted to 1510hrs after the race management team published a revised course late morning which included an additional exclusion zone near the east of Quoy Nhon, Vietnam and a new finishing point. by RHKYC Media Posted 16 Oct 18:48 HKT Rolex Middle Sea Race press conference Rolex Middle Sea Race press conference To officially launch the 40th edition, in Malta At a press conference held, today, to officially launch the 40th Edition of the Rolex Middle Sea Race, the Royal Malta Yacht Club announced that it is set to welcome a fleet of around 115 boats to this year's race. by Rolex Middle Sea Race Posted 16 Oct 15:31 HKT Superyacht guru joins Doyle Sails Palma Superyacht guru joins Doyle Sails Palma Doyle Sails group continues to expand and strengthen with the appointment of Scott Zebny The Doyle Sails group continues to expand and strengthen with the exciting appointment of highly regarded superyacht expert Scott Zebny as Global Superyacht Sales Manager and Partner in Doyle Sails Palma. by Bliss Neagel Posted 16 Oct 15:05 HKT 11th Hour Racing gets feet wet with podium finish 11th Hour Racing gets feet wet with podium finish Enright and Bidégorry race IMOCA 60 in Défi Azimut 48-hour race After launching their campaign this summer, the 11th Hour Racing Team, led by Charlie Enright and Mark Towill, have been focused on learning how to race the IMOCA 60 - the fast, foiling, high-performance, development class by The Ocean Race Posted 16 Oct 14:51 HKT 2019 ANOC World Beach Games 2019 ANOC World Beach Games The four-time and defending Formula Kite world champion dominated all three days After a stop-start week of competition, on finals' day there was no holding back for American Daniela Moroz, who stormed to victory in the women's Kitefoil Racing. by Ian MacKinnon Posted 16 Oct 05:34 HKT Groupe Apicil set for the Transat Jacques Vabre Groupe Apicil set for the Transat Jacques Vabre Damien Seguin and Yoann Richomme aiming to be the first of the non-foilers To start this series, we look at a pair that has had a lot of practice. Damien Seguin and Yoann Richomme (Groupe Apicil) will set off for their third Transat Jacques Vabre together after competing on a Class40 on two occasions (2011 and 2013). by IMOCA Globe Series Posted 16 Oct 00:57 HKT Latest high performance sailing film Latest high performance sailing film The 18ft Skiff class has always been a passion for Hartas Productions The 18ft Skiff class has always been a passion for Hartas Productions, with our director, Ollie, steering and in Sydney for six consecutive seasons, helming the now famous ILVE Silver Bullet!. by Hartas Productions Posted 16 Oct 00:54 HKT Mini Transat, Dragons and J/80 North Americans Mini Transat, Dragons and J/80 North Americans Latest Sail-World USA newsletter from David Schmidt While the sailing world is aglow with images of the four newly launched AC75 class yachts, the 1,350 nautical mile Mini-Transat La Boulangère race is also unfurling. by David Schmidt Posted 15 Oct 23:00 HKT China International Women's Match Race day 4 China International Women's Match Race day 4 The four semi-finalists decided in Shanghai After the morning briefing where the top four teams from the round robin stage earned the right to choose their opponent for quarter-finals, racing took off in conditions that were very similar to yesterday with a solid breeze of 14 knots gusting to 20. by WIM Series Posted 15 Oct 22:34 HKT Sail-World NZ news : Oct 14 - Four AC75's reviewed Sail-World NZ news : Oct 14 - Four AC75's reviewed Latest reports, images and video on the AC75's - including the launch of Luna Rossa and Britannia Read the latest newsletter from Sail-World New Zealand, with the Top 50 stories covering the America's Cup action and other sailing news from NZ and elsewhere. There's all the latest reports, images and video on the four AC75's by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz Posted 15 Oct 18:18 HKT
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