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A textbook coastal race A textbook coastal race “The shortest distance between two points is a straight line.” Friday was as miserable as it comes: clagged in and grey, with occasional rain and occasionally lots of rain. Saturday morning produced hot blue sunshine but omitted to bring any breeze. by Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia Posted 18 Nov 08:31 HKT Only 53.25kts today - Luderitz Speed Challenge Only 53.25kts today - Luderitz Speed Challenge The Luderitz Speed Challenge is currently underway in Luderitz, Namibia in winds of up to 60kts The Luderitz Speed Challenge is currently underway in Luderitz, Namibia in winds topping 66kts. Held over an 800metre course, the event attempts to set a speed record, recognised by World Speed Sailing Record Council, over a 500metre distance. by Sail-World.com/nz Posted 18 Nov 05:05 HKT The bookies may, or may not be happy The bookies may, or may not be happy Mark Richards had a very short message: We are 100% there Mark Richards had a very short message for everyone. “It was very cool to watch our crew nurse the boat into port. We now have all the right resources working on the repairs. We are 100% there for the race.” by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS Posted 18 Nov 05:00 HKT RORC Season's Points Championship winners RORC Season's Points Championship winners Wizard and Black Sheep star at the RORC Oscars More than 5,000 sailors from around the world, racing in a dazzling variety of 570 yachts, took part in the 2019 RORC Season's Points Championship. by Louay Habib Posted 18 Nov 02:15 HKT North Sails Weekly Debrief North Sails Weekly Debrief Helix Luff Cord, #NSVictoryList: TJV IMOCA, Brest Atlantiques Exclusively for North Sails, the Helix Luff Cord allows all the performance benefits of Load Sharing Technology and the reliability that comes from top-down furling. by North Sails Posted 17 Nov 20:00 HKT 49er sailors take environmental action 49er sailors take environmental action Sailing as a sport has a huge environmental footprint There is no question that sailing as a sport has a huge environmental footprint. We travel the world by air, sea and road, shipping boats built from exotic materials from continent to continent. by Drew Malcolm Posted 17 Nov 17:26 HKT 18ft Skiff Spring Championship overall 18ft Skiff Spring Championship overall Appliancesonline.com.au team wrap up the win The Appliancesonline.com.au team (Brett Van Munster, Phil Marshall and Kurt Fatouris) became the 2019-2020 Australian 18 Footers League Spring champions, but it was The Oak Double Bay-4 Pines team took honours on the final day. by Frank Quealey Posted 17 Nov 16:16 HKT Dragon Grand Prix European Cup Finals overall Dragon Grand Prix European Cup Finals overall Switzerland's Sophie Racing storms to victory Hugo Stenbeck's Sophie Racing, helmed by Bernardo Freitas and crewed by Martin Westerdahl and Lars Linger, has won the Dragon Grand Prix European Cup Finals after a day of intense competition on the Bay of Palma. by Fiona Brown Posted 17 Nov 10:13 HKT 44Cup Palma day 3 44Cup Palma day 3 CEEREF could turn 44Cup on its head If Charisma and Aleph were the stand-out teams yesterday, today, the penultimate day of the 44Cup Palma, belonged to Igor Lah's Team CEEREF. In a return to their 2016-17 season-winning form, the Slovenian team won both of today's races. by Jessica Gray Posted 17 Nov 06:56 HKT The Ocean Race: Racing for the planet The Ocean Race: Racing for the planet The Mirpuri Foundation Racing Team launches campaign at event in Lisbon The Mirpuri Foundation Racing Team officially unveiled its Racing For The Planet campaign on Friday at a packed event in Cascais, Lisbon. by Jonno Turner Posted 17 Nov 04:42 HKT Brest Atlantiques Day 12 Brest Atlantiques Day 12 Upwind and more upwind Having emerged unscathed from the past 24 hours of very strong winds and particularly rough head on seas, the four Ultim 32/23 Class trimarans continue their descent of the South Atlantic in upwind conditions averaging around 30 knots by Sabina Mollart-Rogerson Posted 17 Nov 04:37 HKT 44Cup Palma day 2 44Cup Palma day 2 Two bullet day for Charisma but Aleph leads Racing in Palma in November was always going to be challenging not just for crews but especially for race officials more used to racing here in summer, in a sea breeze you can set your watch by. by Jessica Gray Posted 16 Nov 11:47 HKT Dragon Grand Prix European Cup Finals day 1 Dragon Grand Prix European Cup Finals day 1 Cutthroat competition in shifty conditions On the opening day of the Dragon Grand Prix European Cup Finals 2019, Ukrainian Olympic 470 Gold Medallist Evgenii Braslavets, crewed by Sergey Pugachev, Sergey Timokhov and Oleksandr Myrchuk by Fiona Brown Posted 16 Nov 10:48 HKT America's Cup: Luna Rossa's AC75 foiling - Video America's Cup: Luna Rossa's AC75 foiling - Video First video released by Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli of their AC75 foiling in Cagliari, Sardinia First video released by Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli of their AC75 foiling in Cagliari, Sardinia. by Sail-World.com/nz Posted 16 Nov 07:01 HKT Brest Atlantiques Day 11 Brest Atlantiques Day 11 Fleet keep their heads down and buckle up Ten days into racing on the "Brest Atlantiques" and it is like a re-start from Rio with MACIF doing a pit-top, Sodebo Ultim 3 rerouting to avoid bad weather and all keeping the breaks to avoid exposing their boats from being pummelled by rough seas. by Sabina Mollart-Rogerson Posted 16 Nov 02:25 HKT Huusela first Finnish to finish the TJV 2019 Huusela first Finnish to finish the TJV 2019 Ari Huusela became the first Finn and Scandinavian in an IMOCA to finish the Transat Jacques Vabre Ari Huusela became the first Finn and Scandinavian in an IMOCA to finish the Transat Jacques Vabre Normandie Le Havre on Friday as he and Irish co-skipper, Michael Ferguson, forced Ariel II across the finish line in the Bay of All Saints. by Soazig Guého Posted 15 Nov 23:29 HKT Rainbow Foundation celebration with Clipper Race Rainbow Foundation celebration with Clipper Race A day of emotional reunions and introductions to celebrate Rainbow Foundation heritage Former young South African sailors on the 40,000 nautical mile global challenge have been participating in a day of emotional reunions and introductions to celebrate their 'Dare To Lead' heritage with this year's team that is also their legacy. by Grace Kitching Posted 15 Nov 22:27 HKT New interactive website for Protector New interactive website for Protector Protector have launched a new interactive website that is both engaging and stylish Rayglass Boats, manufacturers of the popular Legend range of GRP trailerboats, the internationally-renowned Protector range of RIBs and the incredibly successful 3500 cruiser, have launched a new interactive website that is both engaging and stylish. by Mike Rose Posted 15 Nov 20:40 HKT Asia's totally unique regatta celebrates 3 decades Asia's totally unique regatta celebrates 3 decades From Port Klang to Langkawi, via Pangkor and Penang - a challenge on all fronts The Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta is a quirky beast. There's nothing else quite like it in Asia, and possibly the world. Over nine days the fleet will complete three long coastal passage races and three days' inshore racing. by Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia Posted 15 Nov 13:47 HKT Dragon Grand Prix Spain in Puerto Portals overall Dragon Grand Prix Spain in Puerto Portals overall Strong winds keep the fleet ashore on the final day The Dragon Grand Prix Spain participants remained ashore on the final day of the regatta. Strong winds, above 30 knots and a big swell with waves of more than two meters in the race area off Puerto Portals, made it impossible to run the last day of racing by Fiona Brown Posted 15 Nov 12:43 HKT B2B event starts tomorrow B2B event starts tomorrow Showcasing Thailand to the international superyacht charter market Now, at long last, there is a Thailand Charter Week taking place at Phuket Yacht Haven. This a B2B event, intended to showcase Thailand (and, hopefully, Asia) to the international charter brokers. by Guy Nowell Posted 15 Nov 11:13 HKT America's Cup: The Agony and Ecstacy America's Cup: The Agony and Ecstacy Like all professional sports, race results in the America's Cup mean more than just bragging rights “A little bit of boat speed makes you famous” once said an America's Cup skipper. The unsaid flip side is that a lack of it, will relegate you to obscurity. by Dr Hamish Ross Posted 15 Nov 09:06 HKT The guest of honour at China City Sailing Festival The guest of honour at China City Sailing Festival A great tribute to the Barcolana to be present at this event On November 16, the Chairman of the Società Velica di Barcola e Grignano will speak about the organization of the Barcolana at the 2019 China Sailing Annual Festival. by Barcolana Posted 15 Nov 07:17 HKT The Helix Luff Cord The Helix Luff Cord Top-Down Furling Exclusively For North Sails North Sails and Future Fibres co-engineered the Helix Luff Cord, the latest advancement in Load Sharing Technology. by North Sails Posted 15 Nov 06:25 HKT TJV: Goodchild and Delahaye take sweet second TJV: Goodchild and Delahaye take sweet second Pip Hare set for IMOCA nail-biting IMOCA finish today Sam Goodchild and Fabien Delahaye, on their 40ft monohull, Leyton, have finished second in the Class40 of the 14th edition of the Transat Jacques Vabre Normandie Le Havre after crossing the finish line in the Bay of All Saints in Salvador de Bahia by Soazig Guého Posted 15 Nov 06:10 HKT Brest Atlantiques Day 10: The Ultim battle resumes Brest Atlantiques Day 10: The Ultim battle resumes Maxi Edmond de Rothschild were the first to pass through the Cagarras Islands today What a day of twists and turns for "Brest Atlantiques"! Maxi Edmond de Rothschild were the first to pass through the Cagarras Islands today at 12:16, followed by Actual Leader in second. by Sabina Mollart-Rogerson Posted 15 Nov 05:23 HKT 44Cup Palma day 1 44Cup Palma day 1 No play on the opening day Winds gusting up to 40 knots and a heinous seastate out on the Bay of Palma, kept the 44Cup fleet at the dock on the opening day of the 44Cup Palma. by Jessica Gray Posted 15 Nov 00:29 HKT SailGP returns to Cowes for Season 2 SailGP returns to Cowes for Season 2 Historic speeds were reached in Cowes in 2019 Great Britain SailGP Team will want to impress the home crowd in Cowes and win its first SailGP title, as the team looks to fend off rivals from Australia, China, France, Japan and the USA, plus the possibility of an additional team during Season 2. by SailGP Posted 14 Nov 22:13 HKT Beneteau & China Cup celebrate 13-year partnership Beneteau & China Cup celebrate 13-year partnership China Cup continued to its popularity and influence with the participation of around 1,100 sailors Among a total of 89 competing boats, 19 First 40.7s (which formed the most competitive category) battled it out on the waves in Daya Bay, Shenzhen with 16 other Beneteau owner boats. by Beneteau Asia Pacific Posted 14 Nov 21:56 HKT Crédit Mutuel wins Transat Jacques Vabre Class40s Crédit Mutuel wins Transat Jacques Vabre Class40s Ian Lipinsky and Adrien Hardy arrive in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil Ian Lipinsky and Adrien Hardy, on their 40ft monohull, Crédit Mutuel, have won the Class40 of the 14th edition of the Transat Jacques Vabre Normandie Le Havre after crossing the finish line in the Bay of All Saints in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil. by Soazig Guého Posted 14 Nov 14:23 HKT Dragon Grand Prix Spain in Puerto Portals day 3 Dragon Grand Prix Spain in Puerto Portals day 3 Samokhin gunning for Heerema going into final day The third day of the Dragon Grand Prix Spain started with an AP flag due to heavy rain and an absence of wind. At noon, the Race Committee went out to check the conditions in the regatta area, and after almost an hour of waiting the Delta flag was raised by Fiona Brown Posted 14 Nov 12:55 HKT PredictWind makes significant model enhancements PredictWind makes significant model enhancements 10 years of development has culminated in the release of the most accurate iteration of two models PredictWind has made significant improvements to their weather models. 10 years of development has culminated in the release of the most accurate iteration of the PWG & PWE forecast models to date. by Nick Olsen/Predictwind Posted 14 Nov 10:44 HKT Title still open going into 44Cup's grand finale Title still open going into 44Cup's grand finale Two teams, Chris Bake's Team Aqua and Vladimir Prosikhin's Team Nika, are top contenders Starting tomorrow is the 44Cup Palma, concluding event of the 2019 44Cup where the overall winner will be decided. At present two teams, Chris Bake's Team Aqua and Vladimir Prosikhin's Team Nika, are top contenders. by Jessica Gray Posted 14 Nov 07:54 HKT Brest Atlantiques day 9 Brest Atlantiques day 9 MACIF approaches Rio tonight for a pitstop Following Maxi Edmond de Rothschild's pitstop on Tuesday, MACIF remains in the lead of "Brest Atlantiques", but tonight will be making a stop themselves in Rio De Janeiro for repairs to their central hull rudder. by Sabina Mollart-Rogerson Posted 14 Nov 07:04 HKT Transat Jacques Vabre: Merron speeds for cheese Transat Jacques Vabre: Merron speeds for cheese The Anglo-French paid on Campagne de France next home Salvador de Bahia is preparing to welcome the next IMOCA and the only couple on a boat in this race, Britain's Miranda Merron and her French partner on land and sea, Halvard Mabire on Campagne de France at the end of the evening (local time, 23:00 UTC). by Soazig Guého Posted 14 Nov 06:29 HKT Brest Atlantiques - A return to the racetrack Brest Atlantiques - A return to the racetrack Maxi Edmond de Rothschild repaired and back in the race On Sunday, having been first across the equator in the Brest Atlantiques, the duo on the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild announced its intention to make a pit stop in Salvador de Bahia, in Brazil. by Gitana Posted 13 Nov 18:17 HKT 49er, FX Nacra 17 Worlds: Olympic Countdown begins 49er, FX Nacra 17 Worlds: Olympic Countdown begins Racing gets underway early next week in the Oceania Regatta, the dress rehearsal for the 2019 Worlds Racing gets underway early next week in the Oceania Regatta, the dress rehearsal for the 2019 Hyundai 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 Worlds which start a week later, and are a major Olympic Qualifier and Selection event. by Richard Gladwell Posted 13 Nov 17:38 HKT Laser 2020 Australian Championships preview Laser 2020 Australian Championships preview Sailors started to arrive in Melbourne for what promises to be a massive summer of Laser sailing Turkey was the first country to send their boats, via airfreight, while the German team had to unload their shipping container in pouring rain on November 2 - hardly an ideal welcome to sunny Australia. by SquawkPR Posted 13 Nov 11:40 HKT Transat Jacques Vabre: Goodchild feeling the heat Transat Jacques Vabre: Goodchild feeling the heat "Yesterday, Adrien made bread and today he's making a crumble" - the menu of champions Sam Goodchild is running out of race track in his bid to become the first Briton to win the Class40 of the Transat Jacques Vabre Normandie Le Havre. by Soazig Guého Posted 13 Nov 11:39 HKT Dragon Grand Prix Spain in Puerto Portals day 2 Dragon Grand Prix Spain in Puerto Portals day 2 Dutchman Pieter Heerema flies into the lead The Dragon Grand Prix Spain off Puerto Portals, Mallorca, produced a splendid second day of racing thanks to a generous if shifty north wind that did not stop blowing in the nearly five hours in which the fleet of 44 teams from 12 countries were competing by Fiona Brown Posted 13 Nov 10:42 HKT
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