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European Commission Patron of Ocean Race Europe European Commission Patron of Ocean Race Europe Sustainability is integrated into The Ocean Race's DNA Virginijus Sinkevicius, the European Commissioner with responsibility for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, has been announced as the Patron of the inaugural edition of The Ocean Race Europe. by The Ocean Race Posted 8 May 23:17 AEST Meet the Clipper Race crew: Carola Göhlich Meet the Clipper Race crew: Carola Göhlich A Clipper Race poster on the London Underground was her inspiration A Clipper Race poster on the London Underground was the inspiration for Carola Göhlich, who hails from Switzerland, to sign up for Leg 1: The Atlantic Trade Winds Leg. by Clipper Round the World Race Posted 8 May 18:08 AEST Finn Champions disappointed by Olympic decisions Finn Champions disappointed by Olympic decisions Ahead of the 2021 Finn Gold Cup in Porto The 2021 Finn Gold Cup was opened on Friday in Porto, Portugal, but without an opening ceremony due to COVID-19, but with a practice race with a small fleet taking part. by Robert Deaves Posted 8 May 14:51 AEST 2021 470 Europeans at Vilamoura, Portugal overall 2021 470 Europeans at Vilamoura, Portugal overall France wins European Mens and Womens 470 titles, Israel wins Mixed, New Zealand wins Open The sixth and last day of the 470 - 2021 European Championship concluded in Vilamoura, with the Medal Race. by Int 470 Class/Sail-World.com Posted 8 May 08:38 AEST Cascais 49er & 49erFx Championship day 4 Cascais 49er & 49erFx Championship day 4 Another magnificent sailing day in Cascais On the fourth day of the 2021 Cascais 49er & 49er FX Championship the Cascais the race area once again did not disappoint, delivering epic conditions for the fleets. by Clube Naval de Cascais Posted 8 May 05:19 AEST The Ocean Race launches Relay4Nature The Ocean Race launches Relay4Nature Shining a spotlight on ocean leaders, innovators and advocates An initiative of The Ocean Race, Relay4Nature will involve a baton passing from team to team, shining a spotlight on ocean leaders, innovators and advocates. by The Ocean Race Posted 8 May 03:36 AEST Fremantle to Exmouth Ocean Race start area map Fremantle to Exmouth Ocean Race start area map Good vantage points between North Fremantle and North Cottesloe A map to show the starting area for the race and the early part of the course. Boats are scheduled to start at 12 noon, Saturday 8th May. by Bernie Kaaks Posted 7 May 19:33 AEST All you need to know about the new IMOCA rules All you need to know about the new IMOCA rules A limit on foil size, measures to reduce environmental impact and contain costs The updated IMOCA rule seeks to limit foil size and limit environmental impact and to contain costs. The new rules which are in force until 2025 were unveiled by the IMOCA Class last week. by Vendée Globe Posted 7 May 18:21 AEST Navico at the Sydney Festival of Boating Navico at the Sydney Festival of Boating A huge range of Lowrance, B&G, Simrad Yachting, C-MAP and JL Audio marine products on display Navico is excited to announce its attendance at the 2021 Sydney Festival of Boating with a huge range of Lowrance®, B&G® Simrad Yachting, C-MAP® and JL Audio® Marine products on display. by Navico Posted 7 May 18:16 AEST Nina Curtis joins Australian SailGP Team Nina Curtis joins Australian SailGP Team Following a development and training camp at the Bermuda Grand Prix event Australian sailor Nina Curtis has been selected to join the Australian SailGP Team for the duration of season 2 of the global league, following a development and training camp at the Bermuda Grand Prix event. by Olivia Hogan Posted 7 May 15:10 AEST America's Cup: Backstage with INEOS Team UK America's Cup: Backstage with INEOS Team UK A set of three videos compiled by INEOS Team UK's Graeme Spence including a tour of the team base A set of three videos compiled by INEOS Team UK grinder Graeme Spence for Harken before the 36th America's Cup. The first is shot in quarantine, the second in the team base, and the third is a tour of the base. by Sail-World.com Posted 7 May 15:10 AEST America's Cup champ to defend Finn World title America's Cup champ to defend Finn World title Two of the champion America's Cup crew will contest the Finn Gold Cup in Porto this weekend Two of the champion America's Cup crew, Andy Maloney and Josh Junior will contest the 2021 Finn Gold Cup in Porto, this weekend. Josh Junior will be defending his world title, and for both the regatta will probably determine the Tokyo 2020 Finn berth by Michael Brown/Sail-World Posted 7 May 14:03 AEST GoPro video compilation from SailGP Bermuda GoPro video compilation from SailGP Bermuda Have a look on board a F50 with shot from a GoPro aboard various teams at Bermuda Have a look on board a F50 with shot from a GoPro aboard various teams during Season 2 from SailGP Bermuda. by SailGP Media Posted 7 May 10:36 AEST 2021 470 Europeans at Vilamoura, Portugal day 5 2021 470 Europeans at Vilamoura, Portugal day 5 French teams lead in the Women's and Men's events into the medal races The top of the leaderboard remained unchanged after Day 5 of the 470 European Championship in Vilamoura, with the top teams scoring countable races to consolidate their position ahead of the Medal Races on Day 6 by Int 470 Class/Sail-World.com Posted 7 May 07:39 AEST The April 2021 issue of fivepointfive The April 2021 issue of fivepointfive Focus on development, growth and promotion It comes at a time of limited 5.5 Metre racing because of COVID-19, but at time of great optimism and growth within the class with new boats being built and even some new designs hitting the water this year. by Robert Deaves Posted 7 May 06:13 AEST Cascais 49er & 49erFx Championship day 3 Cascais 49er & 49erFx Championship day 3 American Match Race and the Spanish on the rise On the third day of the 2021 Cascais 49er & 49er Fx Championship, the two Olympic class 49er fleets returned to the Guia race area to fulfil, once again, the scheduled races of the day. by Clube Naval de Cascais Posted 7 May 06:03 AEST Australia's first Figaro Beneteau 3 makes debut Australia's first Figaro Beneteau 3 makes debut The first FB3 in Australia successfully raced with her happy owner onboard After a month of setup and tuning, the first Figaro Beneteau 3 (FB3) in Australia, sold by our dealer in the country, Flagstaff Marine, successfully launched to water with her happy owner onboard. by Beneteau Asia/Pacific Posted 6 May 18:10 AEST Gladwell's Line: Pressing ignition on pro-sailing Gladwell's Line: Pressing ignition on pro-sailing The sail racing world is spluttering back into life after over 12 months of being hostage by COVID The sail racing world is spluttering back into life after over 12 months of being hostage to the COVID pandemic - here's a look at how SailGP and the America's Cup coped, plus the 2024 Olympic event quandary. by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com Posted 6 May 17:39 AEST Record Breaking Boat, Record Breaking Team Record Breaking Boat, Record Breaking Team Michael Walsh, Phil Barnett and Neil Paton: an intriguing story of boat and skipper When Michael Walsh, Phil Barnett and Neil Paton teamed in the 18ft Skiff Prudential and won the 1989 JJ Giltinan on Sydney Harbour, they equalled the 1981 record set by the legendary Color 7 team of Iain Murray, Andrew Buckland and Don Buckley. by Frank Quealey Posted 6 May 16:10 AEST 2021 470 Europeans at Vilamoura, Portugal day 4 2021 470 Europeans at Vilamoura, Portugal day 4 Fresher winds create the opportunity for a change in the leaderboard A fresher breeze on Day 4 of the 470 European Championships at Vilamoura, Portugal, created the opportunity for a change in the leaderboard in the Mens event, while the leaders consolidated their overnight position in the Womens and Mixed classes. by Int 470 Class/Sail-World.com Posted 6 May 12:13 AEST World's fastest tris set for Rolex Fastnet Race World's fastest tris set for Rolex Fastnet Race Maxi Edmond de Rothschild headlines the Ultimes taking part While the Vendée Globe grabbed headlines over the winter with a record fleet of 31 boats, France boasts a yet more extraordinary fleet of boats - the Ultimes. by James Boyd / RORC Posted 6 May 06:11 AEST Cascais 49er & 49erFx Championship day 2 Cascais 49er & 49erFx Championship day 2 France and States consolidate leadership, Cascais Bay gives participants headaches On the second day of the 2021 Cascais 49er & 49er Fx Championship, the forty Olympic class boats filled the bay of Cascais with colour to complete the three races planned for the day. by Clube Naval de Cascais Posted 6 May 05:51 AEST Star World Championship to be held at Kiel Week Star World Championship to be held at Kiel Week No less than 80 of the two-man keelboats are expected The Star World Championship returns to Kiel. And this September, two events are on the schedule at once. For the Junior Star Worlds, 40 boats are expected and for the Star World Championship no less than 80 of the two-man keelboats are expected. by Hermann Hell Posted 6 May 05:20 AEST Musto renews Musto Skiff Class sponsorship Musto renews Musto Skiff Class sponsorship Ensuring that the class is supported with both funding, activities and prizes Ovington Boats and the Musto Skiff Class Association (MSCA) have confirmed that the world leading technical clothing brand, Musto, has renewed its longstanding contract with the class to continue as their Title Sponsor for a further five years. by Musto Skiff Class Association Posted 6 May 01:52 AEST Rolex Middle Sea Race fleet builds steadily Rolex Middle Sea Race fleet builds steadily Some 47 yachts from 17 countries have entered Some 47 yachts from 17 countries have entered, currently ranging in size from the mighty 42.56 metre (140 feet) ClubSwan 125 Skorpios down to the 9.14m (29.12 ft) Pogo 30 One and Only. by Rolex Middle Sea Race Posted 5 May 23:14 AEST RS Electric Boats Pulse 63 RS Electric Boats Pulse 63 Next Generation Electric RIB developed Following an overwhelmingly positive response to the Pulse 58, the world's first electric RIB with a fully integrated electric drive launched at Dusseldorf Boat Show 2020, RS Electric Boats has further developed the boat's design and technology. by Felicity Pearson, RS Electric Boats Posted 5 May 22:12 AEST Fremantle to Exmouth Race: Start line defined Fremantle to Exmouth Race: Start line defined The line will be north west of the end of North Mole Thirty-seven yachts milling around in the entrance to the harbour was probably not a great idea, but the principle of keeping the start close to North Mole to allow spectators a good view was sound and that remains intact. by Bernie Kaaks Posted 5 May 18:49 AEST Heavy hitters heading to Airlie Beach Race Week Heavy hitters heading to Airlie Beach Race Week A trio of past Sydney Hobart winners will be at the event in August A trio of past Sydney Hobart winners in Geoff Boettcher, Darryl Hodgkinson and Phil Turner, along with yachting champion Marcus Blackmore, are among the heavy hitters heading north to race in the IRC Passage Division at Airlie Beach Race Week by Di Pearson / ABRW media Posted 5 May 15:59 AEST 2021 470 Europeans at Vilamoura, Portugal day 3 2021 470 Europeans at Vilamoura, Portugal day 3 Two races sailed for the three fleets in challenging conditions Two races sailed for the three fleets on Day 3 of the 470 Europeans being staged at Vilamoura, Portugal. by International 470 Class Association Posted 5 May 09:46 AEST Vaikobi launches New FlexForce Range Vaikobi launches New FlexForce Range Designed specifically for Dinghy, Foiling and Sportsboat sailors Australian based Watersports brand Vaikobi, has launched their new range of FlexForce High Performance Sailing wetsuits, designed specifically for Dinghy, Foiling and Sports boat sailors. by Vaikobi Media Posted 5 May 05:22 AEST Cascais 49er & 49erFx Championship day 1 Cascais 49er & 49erFx Championship day 1 38 boats in the Portuguese sailing Mecca On the first day of the 2021 Cascais 49er & 49er Fx Championship, the Olympic fleet composed of 28 boats, of the 49erFx class, plus 10 boats, of the 49er class, fulfilled the day's schedule when holding the three scheduled races for each class. by Clube Naval de Cascais Posted 5 May 05:14 AEST Vendée Globe - On course for 2024 Vendée Globe - On course for 2024 A starter for 10... they have done it before and already said 'yes' The huge wave of enthusiasm for the Vendée Globe during and after the last edition means there are more and more solo skippers intimating their plans to do the next race which will start November 2024. by Vendée Globe Posted 5 May 00:04 AEST World's best sailors primed for epic Finn Gold Cup World's best sailors primed for epic Finn Gold Cup An iconic trophy that is reputed to be more difficult to win than an Olympic Gold medal The Finn Gold Cup has been part of the fabric of the sport of sailing for 65 years, an iconic trophy that is reputed to be more difficult to win than an Olympic Gold medal. by Robert Deaves Posted 4 May 22:28 AEST Australian Women's Keelboat Regatta entries open Australian Women's Keelboat Regatta entries open To be held at the Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron in June Organisers at Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron are pleased to announce entries are now open for the 30th Australian Women's Keelboat Regatta (AWKR), to be held over the Queen's Birthday weekend, 12- 14 June 2021. by Di Pearson / AWKR media Posted 4 May 15:12 AEST Belcher and Ryan move in to top 3 at 470 Europeans Belcher and Ryan move in to top 3 at 470 Europeans Australia's hopes for a medal are pinned on class veteran Mat Belcher and crew Will Ryan Australia's hopes for a medal in the 470 men's division at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics are pinned on class veteran Mat Belcher and crew Will Ryan and the pair found their rhythm on day two in Portugal after 18 months away from international competition. by Australian Sailing/Lisa Ratcliff Posted 4 May 10:15 AEST 2021 470 Europeans at Vilamoura, Portugal day 2 2021 470 Europeans at Vilamoura, Portugal day 2 Kiwi, Spanish and an Israeli crew lead the Mens, Womens and Mixed divisions The Kiwi mens 470 team moved into top spot on the Day 2 leaderboard after an afternoon of light air racing in Vilamoura, Portugal. Spain leads the womens event, with an Israeli crew lead the Mixed division. by International 470 Class Association Posted 4 May 07:39 AEST Alternate reality Alternate reality Is the Paris 2024 10th medal hammering a square peg in a round hole? This time 40 years ago the drummer Nick Mason released an album called Fictitious Sports. As with his band Pink Floyd, Hipgnosis were called upon for the album art, creating the image you see above, which seemed apt as an intro for this editorial. by Mark Jardine Posted 4 May 06:30 AEST Fremantle to Exmouth Ocean Race and Rally preview Fremantle to Exmouth Ocean Race and Rally preview Early indications suggest soft wind conditions With Fremantle Sailing Club's Fremantle to Exmouth Ocean Race and Rally less than a week away, thirty seven crews are eagerly looking at advance weather models, all indicating that the race record is set to be smashed. by Bernie Kaaks Posted 4 May 00:34 AEST 2024 Olympic Mixed Keelboat update 2024 Olympic Mixed Keelboat update Clarification regarding the Mixed Two Person Offshore Event to be communicated to the IOC The Oceanic and Offshore Committee recommends that World Sailing recognize the following clarification regarding the Mixed Two Person Offshore Event and communicates this new information to the IOC. by Matt Allen / Corinne Migraine Posted 3 May 17:55 AEST International 5-05 Day - 5th May International 5-05 Day - 5th May Celebrating the 60+ years of history and community The International 5O5 Sailing Class has adopted the 5th May as International 5O5 Day to celebrate the 60+ years of history and community. by Michael Quirk Posted 3 May 15:55 AEST Australians back in action at 470 Europeans Australians back in action at 470 Europeans Mat Belcher & Will Ryan in 4th place after the first day With less than three months until the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, Australia's two 470 representative teams have been given the opportunity to join the international fleet at the class' 2021 European Championship in Vilamoura, Portugal. by Lisa Ratcliff Posted 3 May 15:32 AEST American Magic ready to sail with 7-8 days notice American Magic ready to sail with 7-8 days notice American Magic's Terry Hutchinson says they are all ready to go sailing at 7-8 days notice American Magic's Terry Hutchinson says the AC36 Challenger are all packed and ready to go sailing at 7-8 days notice, if the next venue is Auckland, otherwise they will head back to the USA. by Richard Gladwell Posted 3 May 12:24 AEST 2021 470 Europeans at Vilamoura, Portugal day 1 2021 470 Europeans at Vilamoura, Portugal day 1 81 teams from 25 countries are taking part At the top of the Men's fleet scoreboard is the Spanish crew Jordi Xammar and Nicolas Rodriguez after a 10th, 2nd and 4th in the three races of the day. by International 470 Class Association Posted 3 May 06:04 AEST TF35 Trophy Day overall TF35 Trophy Day overall Alinghi wins the opening Grand Prix At the skippers briefing in the morning PRO Benoit Deutsch warned that the day looked difficult as the early sunshine was forecast to give way to storm surges and thunder. by TF35 Press Posted 3 May 05:43 AEST Christ Church Grammar School wins the College Cup Christ Church Grammar School wins the College Cup This is the 12th time that CCGS have held the Perpetual Trophy College Cup is about fun and reconnecting with friends from college and in this category, everyone is a winner. The special Best-Dressed Prize (and the Rum Barrel!) went to John XXIII College (Young Guns B) and their COVID-19 Shield. by Swan River Sailing Posted 2 May 21:07 AEST Smeg: 25 Years of Champion Sponsorship Smeg: 25 Years of Champion Sponsorship 2021 JJ Giltinan win a fitting reward to another long-term sponsor Whether it's a high-performance sport or a small, local sporting club, to be successful, the organisation needs the support of commercial sponsorship or, at least, one major benefactor. by Frank Quealey Posted 2 May 15:59 AEST TF35 Trophy Day 2 TF35 Trophy Day 2 Alinghi and Realteam make the best of the light winds After day one of the TF35 Opening Grand Prix in Nyon was abandoned due to lack of wind, PRO Benoit Deutsch and the race committee had the TF35 teams on Lake Geneva early today to make the most of a small weather window. by TF35 Press Posted 2 May 15:05 AEST Challenging times for Spain SailGP in Bermuda Challenging times for Spain SailGP in Bermuda Former world match racing champion Phil Robertson recaps on Spain SailGP's experience in Bermuda. All the teams in the recent SailGP Bermuda regatta experienced challenges triggered by COVID19 restrictions on practice time, plus getting crews up to speed after 14months out of the circuit. Phil Robertson recaps on Spain SailGP's experience in Bermuda. by Phil Robertson/Spain SailGP Posted 2 May 07:42 AEST
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