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Australians prepped and ready for 5.5 Metre Worlds Australians prepped and ready for 5.5 Metre Worlds Heading to Pittwater in little more than four months' time In little more than four months' time, the 5.5 Metre Class World Championship 2020 and its lead-in events will be heading to Pittwater, where the locals are prepped, ready and excited for what lies ahead at the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club (RPAYC) by Di Pearson Posted 20 Aug 12:54 HKT Images from Hamilton Island Race Week - Day 2 Images from Hamilton Island Race Week - Day 2 Craig (Salty Dingo) Greenhill was on the water again for Day 2 of Hamilton Island Race Week Craig (Salty Dingo) Greenhill was on the water again for Day 2 of Hamilton Island Race Week - here's his take on the day - mostly with some spectacular images shot from a drone that show the Whitsundays at their best. by Craig Greenhill Posted 20 Aug 09:48 HKT Hamilton Island Race Week: Tour de Whitsundays Hamilton Island Race Week: Tour de Whitsundays A year ago, we were out chasing two supermaxis as they match raced around Baynham Island This time a year ago the two supermaxis, Wild Oats XI and Black Jack ducked and dived through the shifts and squalls with frequent lead changes. by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz Posted 19 Aug 23:25 HKT Hamilton Island Race Week day 2 Hamilton Island Race Week day 2 Day two was the classic calm before the storm Trade winds lightened throughout the afternoon of Monday August 19, the morning 10 knot sou'easter fading to 6-7 knots for the some of the Hamilton Island Class cruiser-racers which struggled to the finish line. by Lisa Ratcliff Posted 19 Aug 22:41 HKT Finn fleet at Ready Steady Tokyo day 3 Finn fleet at Ready Steady Tokyo day 3 Andy Maloney strikes back, but Zsombor Berecz is back in front Zsombor Berecz, from Hungary, is back in front in the Finn fleet at the Ready Steady Tokyo Olympic Test Event in Enoshoma, Japan. He now has a nine point advantage over Giles Scott, from Britain, with Nicholas Heiner another five points behind Scott. by Robert Deaves Posted 19 Aug 21:21 HKT Ready Steady Tokyo day 3 Ready Steady Tokyo day 3 Enoshima winds proving difficult to predict As Ready Steady Tokyo - Sailing, the official test event for Tokyo 2020, reaches its mid-way point, it's fair to say that all 353 athletes here have been put through their paces so far. by Liz Owen, World Sailing Posted 19 Aug 21:05 HKT Aircalin Match Racing Cup overall Aircalin Match Racing Cup overall High level duels on the Caledonian lagoon The idyllic sailing conditions during the four days of this event will be remembered for their extraordinary matches. We have witnessed very high level duels, where the crews have gone looking for the challenge of surpassing themselves to win. by Laurence Bouchet Posted 19 Aug 12:22 HKT Smothered in oil! Smothered in oil! Must be time to bake, then Must be time to bake, then. Firstly we had 'The Good Oil', followed by 'More Good Oil', and so then the only place left to go was to be completely covered in the stuff! So many thanks to both Tom Slingsby and Nathan Outteridge once more... by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS Posted 19 Aug 06:00 HKT North Sails Weekly Debrief North Sails Weekly Debrief Wizard's Hot Streak, Speed Reading, Downwind Tactics, See you there Peter and David Askew are on a hot streak with their VO70 Wizard in this year's Atlantic Ocean Racing Series. Hear firsthand about their approach to setup, schedule, and sail choices. by North Sails Posted 19 Aug 03:12 HKT A passion for oceans: New book by Vicky Song A passion for oceans: New book by Vicky Song The launch of a book by a former Clipper Race Crew member This week sees the launch of a book by a former Clipper Race Crew member, telling the story of how the global event gave them the thirst for adventure and personal discovery. by Clipper Round the World Posted 19 Aug 02:30 HKT Images from Hamilton Int. Race Week - Day 1 Images from Hamilton Int. Race Week - Day 1 The 234 boat fleet enjoyed racing around the picturesque Whitsunday Islands on Day 1 of HIRW The 234 boat fleet enjoyed racing around the picturesque Whitsunday Islands on the opening day of Hamilton Island Race Week. Sail-World was on the water, following the 24-boat IRC fleet by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz Posted 19 Aug 00:32 HKT Pleasant start to Hamilton Island Race Week Pleasant start to Hamilton Island Race Week The HIRW fleet had a tour of the Whitsunday Islands conducted in bright sunshine, and light winds. The 234 entries in Hamilton Island International Race Week, had a very pleasant introduction to the 36th edition, with a tour of the Whitsunday Islands conducted in bright sunshine, and light winds. by Richard Gladwell Posted 18 Aug 23:49 HKT Images from Hamilton Island Race Week - Day 1 Images from Hamilton Island Race Week - Day 1 One of Australia's top photographers, Craig Greenhill was on the water for Day 1 of HIRW One of Australia's top photographers, Craig (Salty Dingo) Greenhill was on the water for Day 1 of the Hamilton Island Race Week. Here's Salty Dingo's view of the day. by Craig Greenhill Posted 18 Aug 21:49 HKT Ready Steady Tokyo day 2 Ready Steady Tokyo day 2 Contrasting conditions test sailors Compared to yesterday's strong breeze and big waves, conditions today were quite different and required sailors to adapt in order to maintain consistency. by Liz Owen, World Sailing Posted 18 Aug 19:43 HKT Finn fleet at Ready Steady Tokyo day 2 Finn fleet at Ready Steady Tokyo day 2 Jorge Zarif wins only race, but Giles Scott leads Finns Olympic champion, Giles Scott, from Britain has taken the lead at the Olympic Test Event - Ready Steady Tokyo - after only one race was possible on the second day of competition due to light winds. by Robert Deaves Posted 18 Aug 19:36 HKT Hamilton Island Race Week day 1 Hamilton Island Race Week day 1 All divisions completed round-the-island courses in patchy light sou'east breezes Two hundred and thirty-four crews enjoyed a gentle entrée to racing in the annual Whitsundays series, light trade winds and winter sunshine bathing the second largest Hamilton Island Race Week fleet in event history. by Lisa Ratcliff Posted 18 Aug 17:16 HKT America's Cup: American Magic's AC75 moves to base America's Cup: American Magic's AC75 moves to base NYYC's American Magic's first AC75 has moved from the team's build facility in Bristol to Newport New York Yacht Club American Magic's first AC75 has moved from the team's build facility in Bristol, Rhode Island by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com Posted 18 Aug 08:23 HKT Youth Match Racing Worlds overall Youth Match Racing Worlds overall No wind on final day Knowing the forecast promised a dead calm, the YMRWC 2019 Race committee was hoping to see a wind on the water of the Verkh-Isetsky pond this early morning, as it was on the 16th of August. by Natalia Saltanova Posted 18 Aug 03:32 HKT Cowes Week 2019 day 8 Cowes Week 2019 day 8 The final day's racing is for the Cowes Town Regatta The historic and prestigious trophies available include the George Oliver Challenge Cup, Royal Cowes Town Regatta Challenge Cup, Sir Godfrey Baring Bowl and Culpan Challenge Cup. by Rupert Holmes / CWL Posted 18 Aug 00:41 HKT Youth Match Racing Worlds day 4 Youth Match Racing Worlds day 4 Each flight is worth its weight in gold The fourth day of the racing started with a dead calm but in the afternoon a light breeze started cutting the aquatory of the Verkh-Isetsky pond where the Youth Match Racing World Championship takes place, and later wavelets covered it in full. by Natalia Saltanova Posted 17 Aug 23:19 HKT Ready Steady Tokyo day 1 Ready Steady Tokyo day 1 Enoshima experience paying off already The official test event of Tokyo 2020, Ready Steady Tokyo - Sailing, got under way today with the first day of racing. The 363 sailors from 47 nations were met with strong winds and big waves in Enoshima, an ideal way to start six days of competition. by Liz Owen, World Sailing Posted 17 Aug 20:51 HKT Finn fleet at Ready Steady Tokyo day 1 Finn fleet at Ready Steady Tokyo day 1 Zsombor Berecz hold leads after epic opening day World champion, Zsombor Berecz, from Hungary, hold the lead after the epic opening day of the Olympic test event - Ready Steady Tokyo - in Enoshima, Japan. Nicholas Heiner, from The Netherlands is second. Giles Scott, from Britain, is third. by Robert Deaves Posted 17 Aug 18:57 HKT Aircalin Match Racing Cup day 3 Aircalin Match Racing Cup day 3 Another intense day under a bright sun The 4 semi-finalists of the Aircalin Match racing Cup are: Yann Rigal, Tom Picot, Lucas Chatonnier and Oackley Marsh. It is after another intense day under a bright sun and a wind of around 10-12 kts that our semi-finalists are qualified. by Laurence Bouchet Posted 17 Aug 16:29 HKT Wizard's winning recipe Wizard's winning recipe A methodical approach to setup, schedule, and sail choices Peter and David Askew are on a hot streak with their VO70 Wizard in this year's Atlantic Ocean Racing Series. They've won three of the five events in the series so far; RORC Caribbean 600, 2019 Transatlantic Race, and Rolex Fastnet Race. by North Sails Posted 17 Aug 15:00 HKT Cowes Week 2019 day 7 Cowes Week 2019 day 7 Fridays's racing held in an increasing south-southwesterly breeze Fridays's racing in an increasing south-southwesterly breeze determined the overall class winners at Cowes Week, as well as those for Black and White groups and the whole regatta. by Rupert Holmes / CWL Posted 17 Aug 12:53 HKT Tokyo2020: Kiwi crew splits ahead of Test Event Tokyo2020: Kiwi crew splits ahead of Test Event Gemma Jones and Jason Saunders, the fourth place Nacra 17 team from Rio 2016, have split up Gemma Jones and Jason Saunders, the fourth place Nacra 17 team from Rio 2016, have split up just one year from the 2020 games. Each sailor has formed a new partnership and in total three new Nacra 17 crews have emerged. by Ben Remocker/Sail-World.com/nz Posted 17 Aug 09:11 HKT Finn fleet set for Ready Steady Tokyo test event Finn fleet set for Ready Steady Tokyo test event The fleet includes 17 nations and 12 sailors who competed in Rio 2016 A fleet of 22 Finns, three larger than next year's Olympic Regatta, has gathered in Enoshima for the 2019 Olympic test event - Ready Steady Tokyo. by Robert Deaves Posted 17 Aug 00:12 HKT Paris 2024 Mixed Offshore explanatory film Paris 2024 Mixed Offshore explanatory film A Mixed Two Person Offshore Keelboat event will be on the programme The Mixed Two Person Offshore Keelboat will join kiteboarding, windsurfing, multihulls, singlehanded and doublehanded dinghies and skiffs, promoting the diversity of the sport. by World Sailing Posted 16 Aug 22:49 HKT Gerardo stands for President of World Sailing Gerardo stands for President of World Sailing A letter from Gerardo Seeliger to all Finn sailors After much consideration and thought, our President of Honour and Finn sailor friend, Gerardo Seeliger, has decided to stand for the President of World Sailing in the 2020 elections. by Robert Deaves Posted 16 Aug 19:30 HKT America's Cup: Teams talk ahead of AC75 launch America's Cup: Teams talk ahead of AC75 launch The first AC75's are expected to be launched in September bringing to an end 18 month's anticipation It is always a big deal in any America's Cup cycle when the first tranche of AC Class yachts is revealed. Fans and teams alike pore over every photograph and video they can get their hands on to analyse each teams' design. by America's Cup Media Posted 16 Aug 17:58 HKT Aircalin Match Racing Cup day 2 Aircalin Match Racing Cup day 2 Three teams on equal points The matches follow one another under Ted Anderson's direction and the matches are sometimes fiery as the crews are committed to winning it under the watchful eye of the Umpire. by Laurence Bouchet Posted 16 Aug 17:53 HKT Youth Match Racing Worlds day 3 Youth Match Racing Worlds day 3 The third racing day: using each chance The weather forecast for the 15th of August, third day of the Youth Match Racing World Championship, promised us a dead calm. The wind started blowing suddenly; it threw off a thick fog over the Verkh-Isetsky pond. by Natalia Saltanova Posted 16 Aug 17:43 HKT Cowes Week 2019 day 6 Cowes Week 2019 day 6 A breezy day on the Solent, with powerful gusts to 25 knots The Quarter Ton class is renowned for thrills and spills in stronger winds. Today Sir Keith Mills' Cote led around much of the course, challenged initially by Oscar Strugstad's Dawn Raid, before the latter broke the spinnaker pole in a broach. by Rupert Holmes / CWL Posted 16 Aug 02:59 HKT Results are in for the 2019 Urban Water Challenge Results are in for the 2019 Urban Water Challenge Meet the entrepreneurs reimagining a water-resilient future Imagine H2O and Founding Partners 11th Hour Racing and Bluewater today announced the 2019 finalists of the Urban Water Challenge, a global deployment program for entrepreneurs reimagining a water-resilient future. by 11th Hour Racing Posted 16 Aug 01:40 HKT Youth Match Racing Worlds days 1 & 2 Youth Match Racing Worlds days 1 & 2 Australian CYCA team lead after the first Round Robin It was a good racing day, - said Anna Deyanova, Course representative. - the wind started from six knots and up to seventeen knots, so we were able to complete twelve flights (three matches each) and two matches of the thirteen flight. by Natalia Saltanova Posted 15 Aug 19:58 HKT Ready Steady Tokyo preview Ready Steady Tokyo preview Sailing to set the 2020 Olympic scene one year out Overall, 30 individual medallists from Rio 2016, as well as an additional 11 from London 2012, are amongst the 363 sailors competing at Ready Steady Tokyo. by Liz Owen, World Sailing Posted 15 Aug 19:57 HKT Aircalin Match Racing Cup day 1 Aircalin Match Racing Cup day 1 Chantrelle, Rigal, Picot and Chatonnier are at the top of the Round Robin The Aircalin match racing cup started this morning in optimum sailing conditions. Although the sun is veiled, the wind was steady in strength and direction in the order of 12-15 Kts. by Laurence Bouchet Posted 15 Aug 19:05 HKT 50 knots of thrills n spills at Cowes SailGP 50 knots of thrills n spills at Cowes SailGP SailJuice Podcast from the event with Andy Rice Since its glitzy launch last autumn next to London's Tower Bridge, SailGP has burst on to the scene at an adrenalin-rushing pace. by Andy Rice Posted 15 Aug 16:41 HKT Airlie Beach Race Week overall Airlie Beach Race Week overall Winners named at another successful Airlie Beach Race Week The 31st running of Airlie Beach Race Week has come to a close late this afternoon and all winners and placegetters will be feted at the official prize giving at Whitsunday Sailing Club this evening. by Di Pearson Posted 15 Aug 15:50 HKT 234 boats for Hamilton Island Race Week 2019 234 boats for Hamilton Island Race Week 2019 The second largest fleet in the event's 36-year history The second largest fleet in Hamilton Island Race Week's 36-year history - 234 boats - and the most interesting cross-section of sailboats seen at the longstanding winter regatta will fill the marina to bursting point by the time Saturday evening by Lisa Ratcliff Posted 15 Aug 14:35 HKT
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