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Marinetek has been exceptionally busy this week Marinetek has been exceptionally busy this week Pontoons for Vietnam Ana Marina in Nha Trang, the first-ever marina in Vietnam, received 77 pontoons direct from the pre-casting yard in Johor Bahru in Malaysia. This represented one of Marinetek's largest single pontoon shipments to date by Marinetek/Sail-World Asia Posted 15 Jun 12:55 HKT Put your two hands together, please… Put your two hands together, please… Going shorthanded has been loved by many for ages Going shorthanded has been loved by many for ages. The French have certainly been great exponents of this method of sailing, and it also has traction in the Pacific, as well. by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS Posted 17 Jun 06:00 HKT 20 nations to compete in the 2019 Star Worlds 20 nations to compete in the 2019 Star Worlds Eight of the participating teams are former Star World Champions In order for the World Championship to be valid at least six races will need to be complete, with a single round the buoys race scheduled each day, covering a total distance of approximately 10 nautical miles. by Rachele Vitello Posted 17 Jun 02:41 HKT Four rescued from life raft 90km off NZ coast Four rescued from life raft 90km off NZ coast Four sailors have been rescued from their life raft having had to abandon their yacht Four sailors have been rescued from their life raft on Sunday afternoon having had to abandon their yacht 'the Squander' 90 kilometres East North East of Great Barrier Island. by Sunlive/Maritime NZ Posted 16 Jun 22:31 HKT Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez preview Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez preview How the 20th anniversary will be celebrated Fast approaching its 20th anniversary, Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez remains as passionate as ever about the prospect of hosting 300 of the finest classic and modern boats. 4,000 crew are preparing to invest their energy and enthusiasm in the race village. by Maguelonne Turcat Posted 16 Jun 22:21 HKT I14 World Championship preview I14 World Championship preview 70 boats are expected to line up in Perth over New Year International 14 sailors from across the globe will descend upon the warm waters of the Swan River in Western Australia from 29 December to 10 January for the 2020 World Championship. by Neil Patchett Posted 16 Jun 16:28 HKT North Sails Weekly Debrief North Sails Weekly Debrief ORC Worlds, Loro Piana Superyachts, GC32 Racing, Cruising Sail Trim Tips North Sails inventories had a top-notch showing in Sibenik, Croatia for the 2019 ORC World Championship. North Sails powered all podium positions at the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta. by North Sails Posted 16 Jun 15:30 HKT Hempel World Cup Series Enoshima entries open Hempel World Cup Series Enoshima entries open Opening event of the 2020 Hempel World Cup Series Entries for the opening event of the 2020 Hempel World Cup Series in Enoshima are now open and not subject to a qualification process. by World Sailing Posted 15 Jun 15:27 HKT Yanmar Dragon Gold Cup overall Yanmar Dragon Gold Cup overall Pedro Andrade wins as racing cancelled on final day The final day of the Yanmar Dragon Gold Cup 2019 in Medemblik was a frustrating one as the wind refused to stabilise sufficiently to complete a race. From 11.00 to 14.30 the Committee made repeated attempts to get a race under way. by Fiona Brown Posted 15 Jun 07:12 HKT Finn World Masters overall Finn World Masters overall Vladimir Krutskikh wins third title Krutskikh began building a picket fence on Monday and carried on each day picking up first places in each and every race. by Robert Deaves Posted 15 Jun 05:55 HKT SailGP workout challenge for fitness fans SailGP workout challenge for fitness fans This spectator-friendly competition is the new frontier in high-performance sailing The workout demonstrates the immense levels of endurance SailGP's world-class athletes need during a competition, by recreating the moves that they undertake during a high-pressure 16-minute race. by Sail GP Posted 15 Jun 02:40 HKT Puerto Sherry 52 Super Series Royal Cup preview Puerto Sherry 52 Super Series Royal Cup preview The eight teams competing will have raised their game Four seconds was the tiny margin that stood between Ergin Imre's Turkish-flagged Provezza and overall victory at last month's first 52 Super Series regatta of the season in Mahón, Menorca. by 52 Super Series Posted 14 Jun 22:41 HKT An Ausome Rolex Fastnet Team An Ausome Rolex Fastnet Team Autistic crew led by Lottie Harland and Alex Ahmann build up to the famous race We spoke to the team of autistic sailors, led by Lottie Harland and Alex Ahmann, who are building up to race Ausome-Lyra of London, a Swan 431 yacht, in the 2019 Rolex Fastnet Race, starting on 3rd August in Cowes. by Mark Jardine Posted 14 Jun 19:00 HKT Team USA Worlds wins TOTE Maritime Team Race Team USA Worlds wins TOTE Maritime Team Race 114 junior sailors ready to set sail in 27th International Optimist Regatta Dialing in the right combination of scores proved the secret to success for Team USA Worlds, who won the TOTE Maritime Team Racing Championships on Thursday. The Championships are one of a trio of events sailed this week out of the St. Thomas Yacht Club by Carol Bareuther Posted 14 Jun 10:52 HKT Yanmar Dragon Gold Cup day 5 Yanmar Dragon Gold Cup day 5 Pedro Andrade consolidates lead on penultimate day The fifth race of the Yanmar Dragon Gold Cup was yet another heavy airs humdinger. With 18-22 knots average and gusts up to 27 knots, plus a punishing short chop, it was seat-of-the-pants stuff for even the most experienced crews. by Fiona Brown Posted 14 Jun 06:03 HKT Finn World Masters day 5 Finn World Masters day 5 Vladimir Krutskikh continues to clean up With five wins from five races, Vladimir Krutskikh, from Russia, is schooling the fleet at the Finn World Masters in Skovshoved, Denmark. Mike Maier, from Czech Republic, is second with Christoph Christen, from Switzerland in third. by Robert Deaves Posted 14 Jun 05:40 HKT Maiden's Kiwi girls on board for leg to Hawaii Maiden's Kiwi girls on board for leg to Hawaii The legendary boat has been in the City of Sails for a month What have these four Kiwi women got in common? A 38 year old mother of two; a much-travelled gourmet chef; a one-time shop-assistant, waitress and deckhand; and a New Zealand amateur golf rep, turned US Army sergeant, turned lawyer? by Libby Mudditt Posted 13 Jun 22:41 HKT The Rooster Brand Story The Rooster Brand Story 20 Years #InYourElement From humble beginnings to an insane global journey. You ain't heard a story like this before - This is what we do, this is what we have done, this is what we believe #InYourElement #RoosterKit by Rooster Posted 13 Jun 19:00 HKT Closure of Extreme Sailing Series Closure of Extreme Sailing Series OC Sport unable to reach a successful management-buy-out OC Sport, the international event organiser and rights holder which owns the Extreme Sailing Series™, has confirmed all operations for the global circuit have ceased after they were unable to reach a successful Management-Buy-Out. by Extreme Sailing Series Posted 13 Jun 16:19 HKT The French Revolution The French Revolution Meet the sailors hoping to bring some 'je ne sais quoi' to the next edition of The Ocean Race Since 1973, The Ocean Race has been the toughest test of a team in sport - and next edition, it's about to become even tougher. by Jonno Turner Posted 13 Jun 13:42 HKT Yanmar Dragon Gold Cup day 4 Yanmar Dragon Gold Cup day 4 Torrential rain, big shifts, and a near-swamping The 93 strong International Dragon fleet had to face a rain storm of almost biblical proportions on the fourth day of the Yanmar Dragon Gold Cup 2019 in Medemblik, as race four of the six-race series was completed. by Fiona Brown Posted 13 Jun 05:35 HKT 36th Fiji Regatta Week preview 36th Fiji Regatta Week preview Swashbuckling Pirates expected in September The entries are rolling in, the number of sponsors continues to grow, and the fun factor is ready to be set on "high" for the 36th edition of the South Pacific's most famous sailing event, Fiji Regatta Week. by Liz Christmas Posted 13 Jun 04:09 HKT Finn World Masters day 4 Finn World Masters day 4 No racing on a mainly windless day Forecasting Danish weather seems to be a thankless task. While most forecasts showed strong winds, heavy rain and even the occasional thunderstorm, the reality was in stark contrast. by Robert Deaves Posted 13 Jun 00:40 HKT Nations Trophy Mediterranean League Round 3 Nations Trophy Mediterranean League Round 3 Some 22 Swans took part in the one design racing at Rolex Giraglia inshore series Difficult weather conditions off Saint-Tropez did little to dampen the spirits of the Swan One Design fleet gathered for the third round of The Nations Trophy Mediterranean League 2019 held within the inshore series of the Rolex Giraglia. by The Nations Trophy Posted 12 Jun 21:03 HKT J Class debut at Superyacht Challenge Antigua J Class debut at Superyacht Challenge Antigua Five J Class expected for Superyacht Challenge Antigua The J Class has its roots in the oldest sporting race in the world, The America's Cup. In 1851, the Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes, allowed the first overseas yacht to enter the annual 100 Guinea Cup race, and it was won by John Cox Stevens schooner America. by Louay Habib Posted 12 Jun 20:21 HKT Make 2019 count! Reusable rather than disposable Make 2019 count! Reusable rather than disposable What do Olympic gold medallist sailors use? If we all changed as many of the disposable items we use to reusable alternatives we'd make a huge impact on our sustainability. It's not just the products themselves, but the chemicals. It doesn't have to be all or nothing. by Gael Pawson Posted 12 Jun 16:00 HKT Yanmar Dragon Gold Cup day 3 Yanmar Dragon Gold Cup day 3 Pedro Andrade jumps into the lead As the regatta reached its mid-point, there were mixed fortunes for the leading teams on day three of the Yanmar Dragon Gold Cup 2019 in Medemblik. Going into the day Holland's Pieter Heerema, and Peter Gilmour sailing for Japan were at the top. by Fiona Brown Posted 12 Jun 12:31 HKT Aussies eye the prize at the RMSIR Aussies eye the prize at the RMSIR Aussies eye the prize at the RMSIR The Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta (RMSIR) in Malaysia will celebrate its 30th anniversary this year, with the dates for the event set for 15-23 November, where Ray Roberts and other Australians will be eying the major trophies. by RMSIR Media Posted 12 Jun 11:38 HKT Last chance for discounted entry to Phuket Regatta Last chance for discounted entry to Phuket Regatta Early bird discounts are still available until mid-June Organised and operated by Phuket Yacht Club and staged on the spectacular waterways of Chalong Bay, the Multihull Solutions Regatta is one of the most affordable and enjoyable events in the Asia Pacific region. by Kate Elkington Posted 12 Jun 05:09 HKT Finn World Masters day 2 Finn World Masters day 2 Perfect score for Vladimir Krutskikh Double Finn World Masters Champion, Vladimir Krutskikh, from Russia, has yet to put a foot wrong at the 2019 Finn World Masters in Skovshoved, Denmark with three races wins from three races. by Robert Deaves Posted 12 Jun 04:58 HKT America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ base handed over America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ base handed over The first key milestone has been reached on the project creating the stage for the 36th America's Cu The first key milestone has been reached on the project creating the stage for the 36th America's Cup in Auckland in 2021. by Chris Gregory, AucklandNZ.com Posted 12 Jun 04:09 HKT Globe 40: Round the World in Class 40 yachts Globe 40: Round the World in Class 40 yachts One of the original dreams inherent in any passion for the sea The Round the World is a founding myth, which goes far beyond the mere sporting context; it is an accomplishment, a quest for self-fulfilment in the discovery of others. by Sirius Evenments Posted 12 Jun 01:57 HKT Counting down to the 2019 Superyacht Cup Palma Counting down to the 2019 Superyacht Cup Palma A striking fleet of many of the world's finest superyachts gather Once again, a striking fleet of many of the world's finest superyachts has gathered for the 2019 Superyacht Cup Palma, with hot competition on the cards and several on-the-water tussles expected. by Superyacht Cup Palma Posted 11 Jun 22:37 HKT Team Angry Beaver rockets to R2AK victory Team Angry Beaver rockets to R2AK victory Winning the $10,000 prize and bragging rights We've got winners! In Race to Alaska's 5th year, Team Angry Beaver—Skiff Sailing Foundation won the $10,000 prize and bragging rights for being fist to Alaska. by Anika Colvin Posted 11 Jun 19:28 HKT Yanmar Dragon Gold Cup day 2 Yanmar Dragon Gold Cup day 2 Dmitry Samokhin wins opening race and prestigious Börge Börresen Trophy There are no discards in this series and so serious gear failure in the first race of a two race day typically spells disaster. As they approached the finish of race one Pedro Andrade definitely feared he was facing just such a disaster. by Fiona Brown Posted 11 Jun 05:43 HKT Finn World Masters day 1 Finn World Masters day 1 Maier, Krutskikh and Percival open with wins Former Finn World Master champions, Mike Maier, from Czech Republic, Vladimir Krutskikh, from Russia, along with Simon Percival, from Britain took the race wins on the opening day of the 2019 Finn World Masters in Skovshoved, Denmark. by Robert Deaves Posted 11 Jun 05:25 HKT The Race to Alaska and remembering Lowell North The Race to Alaska and remembering Lowell North Latest Sail-World USA newsletter from David Schmidt The annual Race to Alaska (R2AK) specializes in delivering unique experiences that unfurl on the same patch of highly unpredictable, tide-riven brine. by David Schmidt Posted 11 Jun 03:00 HKT Etchells Australasians day 2 and 3 Etchells Australasians day 2 and 3 Local heroes 'Our Thing' win with a day to spare The fleet were so keen to get racing on Saturday, so much so that in race four, the first on day two of the event, the Race Officer Ross Wilson fired the first general recall of the event, and we saw a restart for the competitors. by Nic Douglass Posted 10 Jun 23:02 HKT Finn World Masters open letter to World Sailing Finn World Masters open letter to World Sailing Expressing their concern about the decision to drop the Finn from the 2024 Olympic programme More than 300 Finn Masters, friends and supporters at the 2019 Finn World Masters have sent an open letter to the President of World Sailing, Kim Andersen, to express their concern about the decision to drop the Finn from the 2024 Olympic programme. by Robert Deaves Posted 10 Jun 16:52 HKT The IMOCA class to support Ocean As Common project The IMOCA class to support Ocean As Common project Sailors have witnessed the impact of man on his environment In the context of this day supported by the IMOCA class, the latter has just signed an agreement showing their support for the Appeal for the ocean to be seen as a common good of mankind (Ocean As Common). by IMOCA Globe Series Posted 10 Jun 15:14 HKT
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