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Rooster expands Custom and Team Kit Collection Rooster expands Custom and Team Kit Collection Let Rooster's in-house designers and branding team get your kit on point Ready for racing or for a day in the sun, the Rooster Cotton Polo has been designed as a high-quality polo shirt with Rooster branding and navy trimmings. Perfect for team wear or as a simple smart polo in the summer. by Emma Ralph, Rooster Posted 4 Aug 00:24 HKT Double trouble? Double trouble? Will double-handers be excluded from the Hobart's biggest prize? In yachting, 2020 is the year of shorthanded sailing. Yes, in many cases it has been forced on us due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but the trend was already set and with a mixed double-handed yacht being added to the slate for the Paris 2024 Olympics. by Mark Jardine Posted 3 Aug 18:00 HKT America's Cup: Designed to fly America's Cup: Designed to fly It was August 2012 when the sailing world was turned upside down It was August 2012 when the sailing world was turned upside down by a 72-foot catamaran flying in the Hauraki Gulf. Emirates Team New Zealand had brought foiling to the America's Cup and changed the face of top-level yacht racing forever. by America's Cup Posted 3 Aug 14:15 HKT America's Cup Rialto: Aug 3 - New York train alone America's Cup Rialto: Aug 3 - New York train alone American Magic looked to have settled into a training routine putting in five hours on the water American Magic looked to have settled into a catch-up routine to close out the five months they have been off the water. NZL-60 the 2000 America's Cup champion has been refurbished and will go on public display at the ETNZ base. by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/NZ Posted 3 Aug 12:24 HKT Mirror dinghy lovingly restored Mirror dinghy lovingly restored Detailed video covers all the steps to bring an old back back to beauty We have received a great video of a Mirror dinghy restoration from 18 year old Corin, who sails on Chichester Harbour. He tells the story of why and how he did it. by Corin Nelson-Smith Posted 2 Aug 22:44 HKT Vendée Globe 2020: Meet Ari Huusela Vendée Globe 2020: Meet Ari Huusela Ari will become the first Nordic skipper to compete in the race His pathway to compete on the Vendée Globe is like a carefully developed flight plan which is what you might expect from a career long haul pilot. by Vendee Globe Posted 2 Aug 17:00 HKT Aircalin Match Racing Cup overall Aircalin Match Racing Cup overall Tom Picot and his crew win for the second time The race course was in turmoil! It was after two hectic final matches that Tom and his crew won the Aircalin Match Racing Cup against Yann Rigal. by Laurence Bouchet Posted 2 Aug 13:22 HKT Mark Foy - Father of the 18 Footers Mark Foy - Father of the 18 Footers Keen sailor, successful businessman with an acute eye for promotion The man responsible for the birth of 18-Footer racing some 128 years ago (January 1892) was a leading Sydney retailer named Mark Foy, who was a keen sailor as well as being a very successful businessman with an acute eye for promotion. by Frank Quealey Posted 2 Aug 13:08 HKT Tokoloshe II & PowerPlay triumph in Race the Wight Tokoloshe II & PowerPlay triumph in Race the Wight A race around the Isle of Wight marked the return to RORC competitive racing A race around the Isle of Wight on Saturday 1st August marked the return to competitive racing at the Royal Ocean Racing Club, the first since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. by Louay Habib Posted 2 Aug 12:42 HKT America's Cup Rialto: August 1 - AC75's compared America's Cup Rialto: August 1 - AC75's compared American Magic sailed their AC75, Defiant compared to ETNZ's AC75 Te Aihe While American Magic sailed their AC75, Defiant on three days of the four available, last week, Emirates Team New Zealand have opted to sail only their 12 metre long test boat Te Kahu. Here's some thoughts and images on what we've seen. by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/NZ Posted 1 Aug 19:28 HKT Wendy Tuck - Breaking records and barriers Wendy Tuck - Breaking records and barriers The first female Skipper to win a round the world yacht race Becoming a trailblazer was not Wendy Tuck's intention when she signed up to be a Skipper in the Clipper 2018-17 Race - the Australian simply wanted to go sailing. by Clipper Round the World Race Posted 1 Aug 16:28 HKT North Sails Weekly Debrief North Sails Weekly Debrief Time to replace your spinnaker? Cruising Multihull Q&A, Spinnaker Sets Remember when your spinnaker was new—how crisp and clean the material felt and the way it crinkled going into the bag? The whites were white and the colors were bright, and it even smelled like the brand new nylon that it was. by North Sails Posted 1 Aug 14:35 HKT Aircalin Match Racing Cup day 1 Aircalin Match Racing Cup day 1 Yann Rigal wins the day The Aircalin Match Racing Cup started this afternoon in perfect sailing conditions. Although the sun was veiled, the southerly wind was steady in strength and direction at around 12-15 knots. by Laurence Bouchet Posted 1 Aug 14:30 HKT Three new features of Windy.app Three new features of Windy.app Two of the three features are unique among mobile applications Windy.app has released its bigger update for iOS over the past year. Three new weather features yachtsmen need the most — atmospheric fronts, isobars and wind barbs — make it a universal weather app for sailing and other outdoor activities. by Windy.App Posted 1 Aug 12:36 HKT BoatSecure helps owners to monitor boats from home BoatSecure helps owners to monitor boats from home New BoatSecure development sends the boat location and other information via a nano-satellite With New Zealand boat owners back on the water after the end of the local Covid19 lockdown, user testing has resumed with boat owners taking the opportunity to test BoatSecure, to see how the satellite based system performs for tracking boat positions. by BoatSecure Posted 31 Jul 21:06 HKT Vendee Globe: Eyes on the prize Vendee Globe: Eyes on the prize Alex Thomson is well versed on keeping calm and focused on the prize Having to withdraw from last Autumn's Transat Jacques Vabre was not the optimal start to Alex Thomson's Vendée Globe programme with his new Hugo Boss. by Vendee Globe Posted 31 Jul 19:33 HKT smarttune eliminates one variable smarttune eliminates one variable Starting guns are sounding and yachts are back competing We are back racing, perhaps not as we had planned, but starting guns are sounding and yachts are back competing. Short-handed sailing is having a resurgence, as households and crew bubbles take to the water. by Lou Johnson Posted 30 Jul 22:24 HKT All the Fs in sailing All the Fs in sailing Fantastic full on fast, fun, and FLAT bottomed - the scow Is windward-leeward is the only true measure of a sailors prowess in a race? Some boats simply don't reach at all, but if there is one genre of boat that has 'reaching master-blaster' written into its DNA, then it has to be the scow. by David Henshall Posted 30 Jul 19:00 HKT Hamilton Island Race Week 2020 cancelled Hamilton Island Race Week 2020 cancelled Tough decision made due to increasing travel restrictions The Queensland Government has recently declared numerous COVID-19 hotspots and yesterday announced the inclusion of Greater Sydney. In light of this announcement we have made the tough decision to cancel Hamilton Island Race Week 2020. by Hamilton Island Race Week Posted 30 Jul 16:58 HKT America's Cup Rialto: July 30 - A revealing day America's Cup Rialto: July 30 - A revealing day American Magic looked to have dropped into a solid training routine New York Yacht Club's American Magic looked to have dropped into a solid training routine, necessary to catchup the five months that the team has been unable to sail their AC75, Defiant. by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/NZ Posted 30 Jul 13:49 HKT Aircalin Match Racing Cup this weekend Aircalin Match Racing Cup this weekend Taking place in the Baie des Citrons The CNC Yacht Club organizes the Aircalin Match Racing Cup from August 1st to 2nd in Baie des Citrons. by Laurence Bouchet Posted 30 Jul 05:59 HKT Introducing the Henri-Lloyd Racing Club Introducing the Henri-Lloyd Racing Club Bringing sailors together through communities in novel and innovative ways Sailing thrives through communities and, in this time of social distancing, bringing people together through communities in novel and innovative ways helps us all bond when other methods may not be possible. by Henri-Lloyd Racing Club Posted 30 Jul 01:00 HKT Fun is the key Fun is the key We can create growth in sailing by helping people have more fun playing with sailboats The lessons of the past are still relevant today! This article excerpt was originally published in the July/August 1996 edition of the American Sailor. by Dave Irish Posted 30 Jul 00:31 HKT America's Cup: US$35,000 set as refit minimum America's Cup: US$35,000 set as refit minimum NZ government has clarified the requirements which must be met obtain border exemption The New Zealand government is, from July 2020, allowing foreign flagged vessels and yachts with booked-in refits or repairs to enter New Zealand. The minimum repair/refit value has been set at NZ$50,000 (US$33,300) by Isla McKechnie Posted 29 Jul 18:22 HKT Celebrating solo sailing and the Vendee Globe Celebrating solo sailing and the Vendee Globe Latest musings from Sail-World's David Schmidt in the USA If this fall's Vendee Globe is anything like the recent Vendee-Arctique-Les Sables D'Olonne, the sailing world is in for a serious treat. by David Schmidt Posted 28 Jul 23:00 HKT America's Cup Rialto: July 28 - First hookup America's Cup Rialto: July 28 - First hookup The two America's Cup teams enjoyed a fresh easterly breeze and flat water, before doing a hookup. On the water the two teams worked to a very different regime - with the Kiwis doing various runs and manoeuvres - but of course with only four crew on the 12 metre long test boat. Updated with video of the day by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/NZ Posted 28 Jul 20:47 HKT 2020 Rolex Swan Cup to take place in Sardinia 2020 Rolex Swan Cup to take place in Sardinia Over 60 yachts are set to compete in this September's edition Bringing those passionate about the ocean and racing together, over 60 yachts are set to compete in this September's edition of the much-loved regatta in Sardinia by Nautor's Swan Posted 28 Jul 17:56 HKT America's Cup: David versus three Goliaths America's Cup: David versus three Goliaths America's Cup: Stars + Stripes Team USA want a green light to take on the Big Boys The fourth Challenger for the 36th America's Cup has sought confirmation of their AC75 build and buy/lease program from the Arbitration Panel, so that they can take on the three so-called Super Teams in the upcoming Prada and America's Cup. by Richard Gladwell Posted 28 Jul 17:19 HKT Bermuda Gold Cup still plotting October running Bermuda Gold Cup still plotting October running Decision on celebratory 70th regatta set for late August Organizers for the Bermuda Gold Cup, the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club's $100,000 match racing regatta, have set Aug. 31 as the deadline to decide whether this year's event, the planned 70th competition for the King Edward VII Trophy, will take place. by Sean McNeill Posted 28 Jul 16:49 HKT Clean Regatta Certification for Nations' Cup 2020 Clean Regatta Certification for Nations' Cup 2020 Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club pleased by by Sailors for the Sea award Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club is pleased to announce that Nations' Cup 2020 has been awarded Silver Level Clean Regatta certification by Sailors for the Sea. by RHKYC Media Posted 28 Jul 13:54 HKT Etchells = Champions and amateurs together Etchells = Champions and amateurs together Sydney Harbour has proven to be a very attractive draw card for Australian sailing talent... Over the last four weeks, Sydney Harbour has proven to be a very attractive draw card for Australian sailing talent and coaches whose racing and training programs have been frustrated by the regulations of COVID-19. by John Curnow Posted 28 Jul 12:57 HKT July edition OK Dinghy International magazine July edition OK Dinghy International magazine There are high hopes for a number of events in the coming months With hardly any sailing to report, the July 2020 issue of OK Dinghy International focuses on the continual development of the class worldwide, including many building projects that are helping the class to expand. by Robert Deaves Posted 28 Jul 02:07 HKT Mav Face Coverings back in stock Mav Face Coverings back in stock Hugely popular Navy design in the Henri-Lloyd shop Henri-Lloyd's hugely popular Mav Face Covering in Navy is now back in stock. Made from a soft breathable cotton in our own European factory, this pack of 3 non-medical Face Coverings are reusable & machine washable at 60 degrees. by Henri-Lloyd Posted 28 Jul 00:03 HKT Rolex Fastnet Race to run with Virtual Regatta Rolex Fastnet Race to run with Virtual Regatta The first part of the RORC's premier offshore event remains the same Potential competitors, armchair sailors and gamer enthusiasts from all over the world will have the opportunity to try their hand at competing on the new course for the Rolex Fastnet Race, in the online game created by Virtual Regatta. by Trish Jenkins Posted 27 Jul 23:35 HKT America's Cup Rialto: July 27: Defiant's first day America's Cup Rialto: July 27: Defiant's first day America's Cup Rialto - July 27: American Magic's Defiant has her first sail on the Waitemata The New York Yacht Club's America's Cup team, American Magic became the first Challenger to sail on the Waitemata Harbour, putting in an almost six hour session. Now updated with images and video. by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/NZ Posted 27 Jul 21:21 HKT Successful first sail in Auckland for DEFIANT Successful first sail in Auckland for DEFIANT Five hour session for U.S. Challenger for the 36th America's Cup New York Yacht Club American Magic, U.S. Challenger for the 36th America's Cup, completed a milestone five-hour sailing session on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour on Monday. by Will Ricketson Posted 27 Jul 21:11 HKT Olympians line up at Manly Moth Winter Sprints Olympians line up at Manly Moth Winter Sprints Sam Meech and Nathan Outteridge amongst fleet of 17 sailors This weekend was the first iteration of the NZ Moth Class Winter sprints racing at Manly Sailing Club. 17 boats arrived for the first race on Saturday before the Moth natural attrition rate kicked in. by Brad Marsh Posted 27 Jul 15:50 HKT 3300 feet and climbing 3300 feet and climbing Jeanneau's Sun Fast 3300 climbs ever skyward on the way to a potential berth at Paris 2024... At a time when the world's passenger fleet is effectively grounded, Jeanneau's Sun Fast 3300 climbs ever skyward on the way to a potential berth at Paris (Marseilles) 2024. by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS Posted 27 Jul 06:00 HKT Boris Herrmann takes lead of provisional ranking Boris Herrmann takes lead of provisional ranking In the IMOCA Globe Series Championship 2018-21 With a little over three months to go until the start of the Vendée Globe and following the preparatory Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne run earlier this month, the championship ranking that groups together IMOCA skippers has been turned on its head. by IMOCA Globe Series Posted 26 Jul 17:30 HKT Meet the Clipper Race crew: Abdelhamid Abouyoussef Meet the Clipper Race crew: Abdelhamid Abouyoussef Founding the answer to a long unanswered question "I found the answer to a long unanswered question." Said Abdelhamid Abouyoussef about taking part in Clipper Race. Like many who apply Abdelhamid, a Managing Director, as always wanted to circumnavigate the world, but on his own logistics were complicated by Clipper Round the World Race Posted 26 Jul 16:32 HKT
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