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Cape of Good Hope: the route to the Cape of Storms Cape of Good Hope: the route to the Cape of Storms Its calming name has nothing to do with prevailing weather conditions The Cape of Good Hope was initially called Cape of Storms by the navigator Dias who first reached it, without being able to round it, arriving from Europe. by Global Solo Challenge Posted 30 Jul 01:11 AEST Australian Team at Tokyo 2020 Olympics day 5 Australian Team at Tokyo 2020 Olympics day 5 Wearn put together a stunning day with two race wins Two Australians sit atop the leader board after day five of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic regatta, with Matt Wearn (Laser) and Mat Belcher and Will Ryan (Men's 470) making the most of favourable conditions in Enoshima today. by Michael Martin, Australian Sailing Posted 29 Jul 23:19 AEST Scott takes control while Cardona moves up Scott takes control while Cardona moves up Third day for Finn fleet in Enoshima Giles Scott made it four race wins in a row to move into the overall lead after two more confident victories on Thursday, the third day of the Finn competition at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. by Robert Deaves Posted 29 Jul 22:47 AEST Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing Competition day 5 Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing Competition day 5 Flying Dutchman with one hand on RS:X Windsurfer gold There were tears of joy and anguish on the boat park on the fifth day of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing Competition as Kiran Badloe (NED) put one hand on the Men's Windsurfer - RS:X gold medal. by Andy Rice, World Sailing Posted 29 Jul 22:26 AEST New articulating blocks from Allen New articulating blocks from Allen Introducing a new concept for double and triple blocks Introducing a new concept for double and triple blocks from performance hardware manufacturer, Allen. The Articulating block range. by Ben Harden, Allen Posted 29 Jul 17:30 AEST 54th Governor's Cup Match Racing day 2 54th Governor's Cup Match Racing day 2 Hometown favorite, Jeffrey Petersen remains undefeated Jeffrey Petersen (USA, Balboa Yacht Club) continued his winning ways today, Day 2 of the 54th Annual Governor's Cup Youth International Match Racing Championship, sponsored by DISC Sports and Spine Center. by Susan Kenney Posted 29 Jul 17:19 AEST 2021 ILCA 6 Youth Worlds at Lake Garda day 3 2021 ILCA 6 Youth Worlds at Lake Garda day 3 Qualifying series now complete With south winds from 5-15 knots, the qualifying series is now complete after three days of racing in the 2021 ILCA 6 Youth World Championships on Lake Garda. by Eric Faust Posted 29 Jul 15:39 AEST New Zealand sailors make a move up the leaderboard New Zealand sailors make a move up the leaderboard It might have been the stronger breeze but the NZ flag flew a little bit more prominently on Day 4 It might have been the stronger breeze but the New Zealand flag flew a little bit more prominently in the boat park today as the Kiwi sailors started to make their move up the leaderboards. by Michael Brown/Yachting Posted 29 Jul 09:57 AEST GC32 crews braced for big breeze Lagos GC32 crews braced for big breeze Lagos The second event of the 2021 GC32 Racing Tour season starts tomorrow A sensational four days of flying catamaran racing lies in store for the GC32 fleet as the second event of the 2021 GC32 Racing Tour season starts tomorrow (Thursday) in Lagos on Portugal's Algarve coast. by GC32 Racing Tour Posted 29 Jul 08:18 AEST Brits set for a medal grab at Tokyo2020 Brits set for a medal grab at Tokyo2020 The sight of the Union Jack at the front of the Tokyo2020 fleets is becoming more familiar each day The sight of the Union Jack at the front of the Tokyo2020 fleets is becoming more familiar with each passing day in the Tokyo2020 Olympic Regatta, being staged at Enoshima. by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com Posted 29 Jul 02:26 AEST New J/45 undergoes sailing trials off Brittany New J/45 undergoes sailing trials off Brittany Freedom, comfort, and performance without compromise The new J/45 offshore cruiser offers freedom, comfort, and performance without compromise. She offers both unparalleled comfort and large interior volumes. by J Composites Posted 29 Jul 01:00 AEST Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing Competition day 4 Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing Competition day 4 Big Wave Wednesday in Enoshima Enoshima is famous, notorious even, for its big wave action, and that's what the sailors got on day four of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing Competition. by Andy Rice, World Sailing Posted 28 Jul 22:40 AEST Defending champion Giles Scott bounces back Defending champion Giles Scott bounces back On Day 2 for the Finn class at Tokyo 2020 Giles Scott, the British defending Olympic champion from Britain, won both races on the second day of competition at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, following a lacklustre performance on the opening day left him in ninth place. by Robert Deaves Posted 28 Jul 21:58 AEST Red Bull Sailing returns to the site of capsize Red Bull Sailing returns to the site of capsize Nathan Outteridge steps up to helm in Act 2 of the GC32 Racing Tour All eyes on Austrian team aiming to improve on Act 1 podium as Outteridge steps in for legendary helmsman Hagara. by MPG Posted 28 Jul 18:56 AEST Final awards at 51st edition of Transpac Final awards at 51st edition of Transpac The podium finishers in Divisions 7 and 8 were given their awards today Transpacific YC Commodore Jim Eddy led the crowd of Transpac sailors and their friends and family with this traditional greeting that has so many meanings in Hawaiian: Hello, Welcome, Goodbye, or as an expression of love and affection. by Transpacific Yacht Club Posted 28 Jul 17:55 AEST Tokyo2020:Frustrating day for Kiwi sailors - Day 3 Tokyo2020:Frustrating day for Kiwi sailors - Day 3 The Kiwi crews struggled to get to grips with treacherous conditions in Enoshima - Day 3 It was a frustrating third day of competition for the New Zealand sailors competing at the Tokyo Olympics as they tried to get to grips with the treacherous conditions in Enoshima. by Yachting New Zealand Posted 28 Jul 15:52 AEST Transpac Trophy haul for Warrior Won Transpac Trophy haul for Warrior Won TPYC also recognizes the historic importance of navigators in this race An enduring service provided by the Transpacific Yacht Club is maintaining one of the largest and most impressive perpetual trophy collections in the ocean racing world. by Transpacific Yacht Club Posted 28 Jul 15:43 AEST 54th Governor's Cup Match Racing day 1 54th Governor's Cup Match Racing day 1 Jeffrey Petersen (USA) and Emil Kjaer (DEN) tied at the top The first day of the 54th Governor's Cup Youth International Match Racing Championship at Balboa Yacht Club (Newport Beach, California) ended with some great racing, but also anticipation. by Susan Kenney Posted 28 Jul 14:42 AEST Strong winds make for lively FX start Strong winds make for lively FX start Dobson and Tidey rise to the occasion at Tokyo 2020 After a slow start in the first race, Charlotte Dobson and Saskia Tidey (GBR) put the hammer down, moved through the fleet and proved unstoppable. It was a sign of things to come. by 49er & Nacra 17 Sailing Posted 28 Jul 08:08 AEST Tokyo2020: Images from Day 3 - Four classes Tokyo2020: Images from Day 3 - Four classes Images from Day 3 of the Tokyo2020 Olympic Regatta, featuring the 49er, 49erFX, Finn and Laser Images from Day 3 of the Tokyo2020 Olympic Regatta at Enoshima, featuring the 49er, 49erFX, Finn and Laser. by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com Posted 28 Jul 03:51 AEST Predictably unpredictable Predictably unpredictable Wacky races in Enoshima, America's Cup shock, grass roots fun Tropical storm Nepartak was supposed to arrive on Tuesday in Japan, but when our man in Enoshima, Richard Gladwell, opened his curtains at the Hotel Wing International the breeze was relatively light, accompanied by a shower of rain. by Mark Jardine Posted 28 Jul 03:00 AEST 2021 ILCA 6 Youth Worlds at Lake Garda day 2 2021 ILCA 6 Youth Worlds at Lake Garda day 2 A tough day on the water for the Race Committee It was a tough day on the water for the Race Committee at the 2021 ILCA 6 Youth Worlds in northern Lake Garda. With a less than promising forecast, the committee sent the sailors afloat three hours early to try to grab the last of a dying north breeze. by Eric Faust Posted 28 Jul 02:39 AEST Perfect start for Alican Kaynar Perfect start for Alican Kaynar As Finns begin racing at Tokyo 2020 Turkey's Alican Kaynar made a perfect start to his third Olympic Games with two bullets on one of the most difficult course areas in Enoshima. by Robert Deaves Posted 27 Jul 23:39 AEST Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing Competition day 3 Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing Competition day 3 Whacky races make for a day of special FX The excitement kicked up a gear on the third day of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing Competition as the women in the 49erFX Skiff put on a display of high speed boat handling and fast-thinking tactics. by Andy Rice, World Sailing Posted 27 Jul 21:53 AEST Tokyo2020: Day 3 - Typhoon under delivers Tokyo2020: Day 3 - Typhoon under delivers Today the left-over typhoon breeze was as stated on the packet - hugely variable Today the left-over typhoon breeze was as stated on the packet - hugely variable in strength, and direction. by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com Posted 27 Jul 21:42 AEST Rolex Fastnet Race: A class apart Rolex Fastnet Race: A class apart The fleet showing the biggest growth within the race is the Class40 The fleet showing the biggest growth within the Rolex Fastnet Race is the Class40. Currently 39 of these mini IMOCAs are entered, a significant increase from the 19 that competed in 2019. by James Boyd, RORC Posted 27 Jul 21:18 AEST 2021 ILCA 6 Youth Worlds at Lake Garda day 1 2021 ILCA 6 Youth Worlds at Lake Garda day 1 A nice 10-12 knot northerly breeze allows two races Morning thunderstorms held the fleets ashore for day one of the 2021 ILCA 6 Youth World Championships in Arco, Italy in the northern end of Lake Garda. The typical south wind never developed, but a nice 10-12 knot northerly breeze allowed two races. by Eric Faust Posted 27 Jul 16:37 AEST Bermuda Gold Cup to return in 2022 Bermuda Gold Cup to return in 2022 The organizers regret to announce that the 2021 regatta will not be held Organizers for the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club's Bermuda Gold Cup match racing tournament regret to announce that the 2021 regatta will not be held. by World Match Racing Tour Posted 27 Jul 16:00 AEST Tokyo2020: 11th hour call made on wind technology Tokyo2020: 11th hour call made on wind technology World Sailing makes late call for wind data logging on board coach boats for Tokyo2020 Two weeks ago, after two previous interpretations, World Sailing finally made a definitive ruling on the use of electronic devices - laptops, tablets and similar - for wind data logging on board coach boats for the Tokyo2020 Olympic Regatta. by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com Posted 27 Jul 10:57 AEST Swan European Regatta 2021 concludes Swan European Regatta 2021 concludes More than 40 Swans met in the Turku Archipelago for four days of fun Previously held in Cowes, UK, the regatta has moved to the Baltic Sea, in the stunning setting of the Turku Archipelago, to be held again in a new location every two years, in an itinerant format. by Nautor's Swan Posted 27 Jul 01:51 AEST Marstrand to host Dragon Gold Cup 2021 Marstrand to host Dragon Gold Cup 2021 Over 80 entries from 17 nations already confirmed When Pedro Andrade and his crew lifted the historic Dragon Gold Cup on the 14 June 2019, little did they know it would be more than two years before they would be called upon to defend their title. by Fiona Brown Posted 27 Jul 00:48 AEST Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing Competition day 2 Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing Competition day 2 Making sense of the chaos There was more wind than expected for the second day of racing at the Olympic Sailing Competition which was just as well as the lumpy, confused wave pattern made it hard to get into the groove. by Andy Rice, World Sailing Posted 26 Jul 23:34 AEST Tokyo2020 - Day 2 - More Snakes and Ladders Tokyo2020 - Day 2 - More Snakes and Ladders Day 2 of the Tokyo2020 Olympics - advancing typhoon tests sailors, ahead of 49er and Finn start In contrast to the opening day, Day 2 of the Tokyo2020 Olympic Regatta was conducted under grey skies, possibly signalling the arrival of tropical storm Nepartak, in the coming days. by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World Posted 26 Jul 22:58 AEST Hit Maximum Speed with Cyclops Polar Support Hit Maximum Speed with Cyclops Polar Support Precise and immediate conversion of data into performance on the water The "smart" range of wireless load sensors from Cyclops Marine — smartlink and smarttune — have been helping sailors learn and repeat their fastest settings with live and logged load data since the company announced their arrival last year. by Cyclops Marine Posted 26 Jul 18:00 AEST Division 1 and 2 winners crowned at Transpac Division 1 and 2 winners crowned at Transpac Record runs coming into the docks are starting to sound routine By now the stories of massive waves, sustained high speeds, and record runs coming into the docks at this year's Transpac are starting to sound routine. by Transpacific Yacht Club Posted 26 Jul 17:46 AEST PlanetSail Great Britain SailGP Review Show PlanetSail Great Britain SailGP Review Show Controversy and close calls in Plymouth For the first time in SailGP's history a team was sent off for dangerous driving as the umpires issued a black flag, but this was only part of the action in Plymouth. by Matt Sheahan Posted 26 Jul 16:48 AEST Tokyo 2020: Finn Kiwi challenger, Spanish ambition Tokyo 2020: Finn Kiwi challenger, Spanish ambition Everyone is ready on the eve of the start of the first Finn races On the eve of the start of the first Finn races at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing Competition, everyone is ready. Most have been ready for at least a year, but in the next eight days, many years of hard work will come to a conclusion. by Robert Deaves Posted 26 Jul 15:24 AEST Tokyo2020: Images from Day 1 - Lasers and Boards Tokyo2020: Images from Day 1 - Lasers and Boards Images by Sail-World's Richard Gladwell from the Laser, Laser Radial and RS:X courses from Day 1 Images by Sail-World's Richard Gladwell from the Laser, Laser Radial and RS:X courses from Day 1 of Tokyo2020 Olympic Regatta sailed at Enoshima, Japan. by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com Posted 26 Jul 02:44 AEST Tokyo2020: Day 1 - Light winds and heat aplenty Tokyo2020: Day 1 - Light winds and heat aplenty It is hard to know what the take-out from the first day of racing at Tokyo2020 should be. It is hard to know what the take-out from the first day of racing at Tokyo2020 should be. Certainly the pre-series favorites were scattered well through all the fleets, particularly in the Mens and Womens One Person Dinghy by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com Posted 26 Jul 01:33 AEST Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing Competition day 1 Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing Competition day 1 Favourites struggle to exert their dominance on a tricky opening day After two weeks of training in steady onshore breezes, the sailors were dealt a very different and more difficult hand for the opening day of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing Competition. by Andy Rice, World Sailing Posted 25 Jul 23:19 AEST Tokyo 2020: British Finn defender, Dutch contender Tokyo 2020: British Finn defender, Dutch contender Stories all the more poignant contemplating the Finn's final appearance at the Games There are always many stories to come out of the Olympic Games, but for the 19 Finn sailors at Enoshima, these are all the more poignant as they contemplate the Finn's final appearance at the Games and maybe their only or final chance for Olympic glory. by Robert Deaves Posted 25 Jul 22:31 AEST Waves of teams are finishing strong in Transpac Waves of teams are finishing strong in Transpac Waves of competitors coming across the finish line at Diamond Head Having start dates staggered this year over five days and near-perfect strong breeze over the 2225-mile course has resulted in the first big wave of competitors coming across the finish line at Diamond Head today in the 51st edition of Transpac. by Transpacific Yacht Club Posted 25 Jul 18:58 AEST Inspired, the latest from Rooster® Inspired, the latest from Rooster® For us, SailGP Inspire is absolutely what it's all about! Last weekend saw SailGP land in Plymouth with the Inspire programme in full swing. For us, SailGP Inspire is absolutely what it's all about! by Rooster Posted 25 Jul 18:00 AEST Epic final battle looming for Finn class titans Epic final battle looming for Finn class titans One of the strongest line-ups of potential medallists at Tokyo 2020 An epic final battle is looming for the Finn class in Tokyo. All bets are off with one of the strongest line-ups of potential medallists in a generation. by Robert Deaves Posted 25 Jul 16:22 AEST World Sailing prepared to deliver World Sailing prepared to deliver A safe and successful Olympic Sailing Competition As sailors, you need resilience. There are times when you are tested beyond the limits of human endeavours. Whether you are sailing around the world non-stop on your own or testing yourself in the smallest of dinghies in strong wind and waves. by WS President Quanhai Li & CEO David Graham Posted 25 Jul 09:17 AEST Tokyo2020 - Light winds for Day 1, fresh to follow Tokyo2020 - Light winds for Day 1, fresh to follow The opening day of the Tokyo2020 Olympic sailing regatta will get underway in light wind The opening day of the Tokyo2020 Olympic sailing regatta will get underway in light winds, after the fresher overnight conditions are expected to moderate later today. by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com Posted 25 Jul 08:56 AEST AST Coaching Chain Series - Matt Wearn AST Coaching Chain Series - Matt Wearn It takes a team of coaches to produce an Olympic medallist Australia's recent Olympic sailing success has been no accident. Our Olympic champions have accessed quality coaching from the time they learned to sail at their home club up to the work they are doing now with their Australian Sailing Team by Australian Sailing Team Posted 25 Jul 08:51 AEST Measuring boats: it's not a popularity contest Measuring boats: it's not a popularity contest You can't win an Olympic medal in sailing without having a fast boat You can't win an Olympic medal in sailing without having a fast boat. Just like in motor racing where winning comes from a combination of man and machine working together in harmony, the same is true in Olympic sailing. by Andy Rice, World Sailing Posted 25 Jul 06:43 AEST
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