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HKBIA Covid-19 Impact Survey HKBIA Covid-19 Impact Survey Event cancellation and Mainland industry downturn are major factors A survey of Hong Kong's leisure marine businesses, members of the Hong Kong Boating Industry Association, the HKBIA, attracted a large and powerful response from the multifaceted membership, most of whom are SMEs. by HKBIA Posted 1 Apr 11:22 HKT Star class makes dramatic return for Tokyo 2021 Star class makes dramatic return for Tokyo 2021 Surprise reinstatement in the Olympic sailing competition With the Tokyo Olympics being delayed for a year, a little-known clause in the World Sailing Constitution has been activated, leading to reinstatement of the Star class in the Olympic sailing competition. by Mark Jardine Posted 1 Apr 08:00 HKT America's Cup: Far-off dream but a great challenge America's Cup: Far-off dream but a great challenge 'We will come through this and we will all be stronger for it' - Ben Ainslie “We will come through this and we will all be stronger for it. At times like these we all need a light at the end of the tunnel and, for us, that's the America's Cup.” by Mark Reason/Stuff.co.nz Posted 1 Apr 07:34 HKT Doyle Sails News - March/April 2020 Review Doyle Sails News - March/April 2020 Review Doyle Sails News - March/April 2020 Review covering all the latest updates on racing and cruising Doyle Sails News - March/April 2020 Review looking at the Hugo Boss campaigns, more on Doyle's Structured Luff technology, Cruising Code sails, visit Doyle Sails Palma and an update from the Superyacht Challenge Antigua and more. by Doyle Sails Posted 1 Apr 05:06 HKT Olympic postponement creates new challenges Olympic postponement creates new challenges Latest Sail-World newsletter from David Schmidt in the USA After much debate, hand-wringing, and tough decision-making, the International Olympic Committee and the Japanese organizers of the XXXII Olympiad have announced that the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be postponed by one year due to the novel coronavirus. by David Schmidt Posted 1 Apr 01:00 HKT Melges 24 Worlds date under consideration Melges 24 Worlds date under consideration IM24CA has been working to find solution to holding the event International Melges 24 Class Association has been working to find solution, that will have positive effects both for our association and sailors, such as finding the way still to have the Worlds in 2020. by IM24CA Posted 31 Mar 23:08 HKT 365-day countdown to Rolex China Sea Race 2021 365-day countdown to Rolex China Sea Race 2021 2021 marks the 59th anniversary of this biennial Offshore Category 1 Race 2021 marks the 59th anniversary of this biennial Offshore Category 1 Race organised by the multi-faceted and cosmopolitan Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club, one of the oldest and most prestigious clubs in Hong Kong. by Vivian Ngan Posted 31 Mar 21:08 HKT The Ocean Race: 20 teams registered in two fleets The Ocean Race: 20 teams registered in two fleets There's a total of 20 teams registered on The Ocean Race website, paying an initial €5000 fee Two divisions have been announced for the 2021/22 race, now The Ocean Race. There's a total of 20 teams registered on The Ocean Race website, each paying an initial registration fee of €5,000. by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz Posted 31 Mar 20:22 HKT 21 knots upwind in a Moth! 21 knots upwind in a Moth! Amazing on-board video from Dylan Fletcher sailing in December Back in the depths of December Dylan Fletcher was learning how to hike and sit out at over 21 knots upwind in training on Portland Harbour. This video taken from the bowsprit shows just how extreme this is... by Dylan Fletcher Posted 31 Mar 20:13 HKT The crème of UK dinghy racing virtually set The crème of UK dinghy racing virtually set For live eSailing demonstration event On Wednesday 1st April at 15:00, the RYA and YachtsandYachting.com will be hosting a 'live' eSailing demonstration event. Attracting the crème of UK dinghy racing talent, the event promises to be a real showdown in virtual and tactical skills. by Emma Slater Posted 31 Mar 18:33 HKT Emirates Team NZ online store still open all hours Emirates Team NZ online store still open all hours The official ETNZ clothing store is open for online shopping and can take your order any time The good news is that our the ETNZ online clothing store remains live for our fans around the world to order great Emirates Team New Zealand clothing product. by Emirates Team NZ Shop Posted 31 Mar 15:30 HKT Sailing everyday while witnessing Olympic dreams Sailing everyday while witnessing Olympic dreams Windsurfing by its own nature is an individual activity The Corona virus pandemic has caused many people around Australia to go into self-isolation. As most are aware, this means only leaving your home when necessary. Luckily for us windsurfers one of the hall-passes comes in the form of individual exercising. by Mitch Pearson / SurfSailKite Posted 31 Mar 13:21 HKT Iconic Olympic class regattas in Virtual Regatta Iconic Olympic class regattas in Virtual Regatta Including the Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar and Kiel Week World Sailing, the International Federation for the sport, and Virtual Regatta, the world-leading digital sailing platform, are launching several iconic Olympic class regattas in the eSailing world. by World Sailing Posted 31 Mar 13:07 HKT KZ Racefurlers - first choice for top race yachts KZ Racefurlers - first choice for top race yachts Furling systems and their attendant foresails have been one of the standout developments of the last KZ Marine's designs and builds some of the world's best-performing sail furling units for race yachts. They are found at the sharp end of most Grand Prix inshore and offshore yachts like the AC75, mini maxi, TP52, super maxi, VO65, and IMOCA 60 by Sail-World.com/nz Posted 31 Mar 12:55 HKT The World Sailing Show: Programme 4 The World Sailing Show: Programme 4 Aiming to bring some light relief from the terrible pandemic We have stunning images of Caribbean sailing, big boat action from the 52 Super Series in Cape Town and we check in with the America's Cup defenders Emirates Team New Zealand in Auckland. by Sunset+Vine TV Posted 30 Mar 20:57 HKT New dates for Tokyo 2020 announced New dates for Tokyo 2020 announced Olympic and Paralympic Games to be held 23 July - 8 August 2021 The IOC, IPC, the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the Government of Japan today agreed new dates for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad, in 2021. by International Olympic Committee Posted 30 Mar 20:23 HKT Meet the GKA team Meet the GKA team Kitesurfers showing each other closeness and support around the world We're living through difficult times, with so many of us on a global COVID-19 lockdown, staying safe and healthy has become our primary concern, checking the wind forecast has suddenly dropped right down on the list of priorities. by GKA Posted 30 Mar 20:10 HKT What does sailing mean to you? What does sailing mean to you? We'll be publishing the most inspiring stories to help weather the storm Things feel pretty strange at the moment. We're going through unprecedented and tough times. Haven't we all dreamed about getting on a boat and sailing away from it all? Sailing is what keeps us going! by The YachtsandYachting.com & Sail-World.com team Posted 30 Mar 18:24 HKT FLY - the foiler for the foiling generation FLY - the foiler for the foiling generation Dan Leech has designed a foiler for kids who want to fly. The idea behind the FLY was to create a simple kids foiler that can be used as the very starting point for a pathway down the foiling track. A lot of kids these days just simply want to go fast! by Dan Leech Posted 30 Mar 16:09 HKT The newest fast 30, by Farr The newest fast 30, by Farr The Mumm 30 as it was originally known, was designed by Farr The Mumm 30 as it was originally known, was designed by Farr. This is another crackerjack 30-footer from Farr Yacht Design; this time in conjunction with Bret Perry's Hyperform Yachting. by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS Posted 30 Mar 05:00 HKT Calling all boat bimblers! Calling all boat bimblers! Show us what you've been up to this winter, or are doing now! If you have spent the winter engrossed in boat DIY, whether it was small modifications or massive rebuilds, Sail-World.com would love to hear from you. We think it's time to share your story with the world. by The Sail-World.com team Posted 30 Mar 02:48 HKT How to video: 49er training in your garden! How to video: 49er training in your garden! Brothers set up this awesome training rig Two 49er brothers have set up an awesome 49er training rig in their garden to keep in practice! by Loïc Fischer Guillou Posted 30 Mar 00:01 HKT The Whitbread Round the World Race 1977-78 The Whitbread Round the World Race 1977-78 The Official Film of the second edition where 15 yachts completed the four-leg course The second edition of the Whitbread Round the World Race cemented the race's place as a fixture and pillar event in the sport of sailing. Dutchman Conny van Rietschoten would claim the race on corrected time in Flyer. by The Ocean Race Posted 29 Mar 23:51 HKT Barton Marine Newsline March 2020 Barton Marine Newsline March 2020 Cheerleaders for those who are still working at home or in businesses We hope you are all remaining well and are staying occupied during this unprecedented situation for our nation and the world. by Barton Marine Posted 29 Mar 23:00 HKT The best of the last 10 years at Looe SC part 2 The best of the last 10 years at Looe SC part 2 Mark-rounding chaoes, missed toe-straps and capsizes galore! Following on from part 1 which we published last week, here's more great action from on the water at Looe SC in the UK, including Redwing mast-rounding chaos, Enterprise & Redwing crews missing the toe-straps and an 18ft Skiff righting going wrong. by Looe Sailing Club Posted 29 Mar 17:40 HKT 2021 Flying Fifteen Worlds update 2021 Flying Fifteen Worlds update FFI assessing the situation as it evolves At the moment it is difficult to tell if the 2021 FFI World Championship can be held at the scheduled time. The event is due to take place in February 2021. by Michael Clark, FFI Class Secretary Posted 29 Mar 15:17 HKT North Sails Weekly Debrief North Sails Weekly Debrief We're Here For You, Weekly Webinar Schedule, Ready, Set, Go! Q&A for customers, webinars to connect with the North Sails experts, find your nearest loft today and get your sails serviced so you can hit the ground running as soon as sailing season begins. by North Sails Posted 28 Mar 20:00 HKT Restoring a 1979 wooden Europe dinghy Restoring a 1979 wooden Europe dinghy Lots of painstaking varnishwork has created a stunning result Clare Giles of Gunfleet Sailing Club, Clacton-on-Sea, tells the story of a long-distance dinghy renovation on K95, a wooden Europe dinghy built by Ron Beasley in 1979. by Clare Giles Posted 28 Mar 17:00 HKT Rooster Warehouse Clearance Sale now Live Rooster Warehouse Clearance Sale now Live The very best deals on the very best kit! We've been working to get every last nugget of our warehouse clearance stock moved it all over to our Ebay Store so you can still get the very best deals on the very best kit in the safest, most efficient way possible. by Rooster Posted 28 Mar 16:00 HKT The Ocean Race: "Which side of the Big Island?" The Ocean Race: "Which side of the Big Island?" Part 1 of an update on The Ocean Race - this one looking at the course and Australia's influence Three weeks ago, at the end of February, Sail-World.com's NZ Editor, Richard Gladwell, spoke with Richard Mason, Race Director and Peter Rusch, PR Director, of The Ocean Race for an update on the race. Here's how the course is shaping up. by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz Posted 28 Mar 06:39 HKT Sailor Girl and the "Weekly Mirror" Sailor Girl and the "Weekly Mirror" Nic Douglass finds a way to broadcast from out on the water! Given the past few weeks, the Sailor Girl decided to bring back her "Adventures Weekly" video show and podcast while the world is indeed a very different place to what existed just one month ago. by Nic Douglass Posted 27 Mar 20:23 HKT Planet Sail's Matt Sheahan presents video series Planet Sail's Matt Sheahan presents video series First video episode in a new series by top sailing journalist Matt Sheahan First video episode in a new series by top sailing journalist Matt Sheahan that takes a regular look at the sailing world. by Sail-World.com/nz Posted 27 Mar 19:33 HKT Italian 52 Super Series Regattas Cancelled Italian 52 Super Series Regattas Cancelled Venues remain a priority when the calendar can be rescheduled May's Royal Cup 52 SUPER SERIES Scarlino 2020 and June's Audi 52 SUPER SERIES Porto Cervo & TP52 20th Anniversary Invitational 2020 have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. by 52 Super Series Posted 27 Mar 18:20 HKT Cork300 announces cancellation of all July events Cork300 announces cancellation of all July events Royal Cork Yacht Club's Tricentenary celebrations included Volvo Cork Week 2020 All events scheduled in July for the Cork300 events series, which were to run across Cork Harbour to celebrate the Royal Cork Yacht Club's Tricentenary, have been cancelled. by Niamh Murphy Posted 27 Mar 17:02 HKT Tentative date set for re-staging of Tokyo 2020 Tentative date set for re-staging of Tokyo 2020 Task Force formed to resolve logistics and costs of Olympic rescheduling Task Force formed to resolve logistics and costs of Olympic rescheduling. In an America's Cup relevant story InsidetheGames.biz reports that the Tour de France could take place in June-July as a TV only event without any roadside fans permitted. by InsidetheGames.biz/Sail-World.com/nz Posted 27 Mar 16:26 HKT 2020 Open Skiff World Championships cancelled 2020 Open Skiff World Championships cancelled Coming back to Sardinia in 2021 Due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic the Open Skiff Executive Committee together with the Local Organizing Authority Lega Navale Italiana Sezione Sulcis has been forced to cancel the 2020 World Championships. by Piotr from OBCA Posted 26 Mar 22:42 HKT North Sails: Your Questions, Answered North Sails: Your Questions, Answered A Q&A has been put together to help provide you with information The North Sails teams around the world have received a bunch of calls and emails recently. A quick Q+A has been put together to help provide you with information on where we are at during this crazy time. by North Sails Posted 26 Mar 22:00 HKT M32 Worlds 2021 confirmed for Cascais M32 Worlds 2021 confirmed for Cascais An event to look forward to help us get through these difficult times It is a period of uncertainty for the sailing world with canceled and postponed events, yacht clubs closing, and people not being able to sail. It's tough times, and we wish a speedy recovery for our friends in those areas most affected. by M32 Class Posted 26 Mar 19:20 HKT Phil Sharp shares top tips in living in isolation Phil Sharp shares top tips in living in isolation Including staying positive, looking ahead, structure and routine Key messages can be transferred from ocean racing to land as people move into isolation to support the fight against COVID-19. Adapting to change is a daily routine for an offshore sailor. by Phil Sharp Posted 26 Mar 14:11 HKT Tribute to John Fisher lost in the Southern Ocean Tribute to John Fisher lost in the Southern Ocean From the crew of Scallywag, remembering their crew member and dear friend, John Fisher From the crew of Scallywag, remembering their crew member and dear friend, John Fisher, lost in the Southern Ocean this day March 26 in 2018. by SHK Scallywag Posted 26 Mar 10:33 HKT
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