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Vendée Globe Day 25: The Indian Strikes Vendée Globe Day 25: The Indian Strikes Nine IMOCAs pass Cape of Good Hope in same day Given that the fleet started with a record sized fleet of 33 IMOCAs and there are still, technically, 31 tracked on the race course, it is not entirely unexpected to have no fewer than 9 boats cross the longitude of the Cape of Good Hope today. by Vendée Globe Posted 3 Dec 05:59 AEDT America's Cup Rialto: Dec 2 - Clock ticks down America's Cup Rialto: Dec 2 - Clock ticks down The Kiwis are putting in the time with the super-sized jib - for reasons best know to themselves Three of the four America's Cup teams trained today, in another northerly breeze that started light - just above the minimum for racing, and increased to 13-15kts in the afternoon. Great sailing in the warm sunshine. Has summer arrived? by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World Posted 2 Dec 22:43 AEDT Starboard foil and casing damage for ARKEA PAPREC Starboard foil and casing damage for ARKEA PAPREC Vendée Globe fourth placed skipper Sébastien Simon was not injured At 0820hrs UTC this morning, ARKEA PAPREC hit an unidentified floating object. The collision caused serious damage to the starboard foil. The skipper is coping with the situation with his shore team. Skipper Sébastien Simon was not injured. by Vendée Globe Posted 2 Dec 21:40 AEDT Metung YC to host Etchells Eastern Region Champs Metung YC to host Etchells Eastern Region Champs The perpetual trophy certainly has a few known names On Australia Day weekend in January, Metung Yacht Club will for the 31st year hold the Eastern Region Championships. While known as a fun regatta and not so serious, the perpetual trophy certainly has a few known names. by Metung Yacht Club Posted 2 Dec 21:09 AEDT TasPorts Launceston to Hobart Yacht Race preview TasPorts Launceston to Hobart Yacht Race preview A fierce battle for line honours is expected The 2020 TasPorts Launceston to Hobart Yacht Race (L2H) has attracted the biggest fleet since 2016, with 33 contenders including one Victorian and 32 Tasmanian teams including four teams from the north of the state. by Jane Austin Posted 2 Dec 09:08 AEDT Vendée Globe Day 24: Relieved Escoffier speaks Vendée Globe Day 24: Relieved Escoffier speaks The 40 year old solo sailor had to abandon his IMOCA 60 PRB After being rescued from his liferaft by Jean Le Cam in big seas and strong winds the early hours of this morning some 840nm South West of Cape Town, Kevin Escoffier has been recovering on board Le Cam's appropriately named IMOCA 60 Yes We Cam! by Vendée Globe Posted 2 Dec 06:00 AEDT Team Barely Legal Racing's plans for the 2021 R2AK Team Barely Legal Racing's plans for the 2021 R2AK An interview with tbe team about their plans to take on the 2021 R2AK I checked in with Team Barely Legal Racing, via email, to learn more about their plans to take on the 2021 Race to Alaska with a youthful team of talented sailors. by David Schmidt Posted 2 Dec 03:00 AEDT The International Canoe Advent Calender 2020 The International Canoe Advent Calender 2020 The class remains one of the biggest challenges in dinghy sailing With limited events throughout the year the International Canoe Class has decided to use the advent period to show off what the class has to offer. Each day a new image will be posted to show the dynamics of this long historical class. by Chris Hampe Posted 1 Dec 20:52 AEDT Kevin Escoffier: "The boat folded at 90 degrees" Kevin Escoffier: "The boat folded at 90 degrees" Skipper describes the moment he had to abandon his IMOCA 60 PRB in the Vendée Globe After eleven and a half hours in his liferaft since being forced to abandon his IMOCA 60 PRB in strong winds and big seas 840 nautical miles SW of Cape Town, Vendée Globe skipper Kevin Escoffier was dramatically rescued by fellow competitor Jean Le Cam. by Vendée Globe Posted 1 Dec 19:45 AEDT America's Cup: Two designers on AC75 hull shapes America's Cup: Two designers on AC75 hull shapes Interview with Martin Fischer (Luna Rossa) and Benjamin Muyl (INEOS Team UK) on AC75 hull design Tip & Shaft interviewed Martin Fischer, co-design coordinator at Luna Rossa Challenge, and Benjamin Muyl, chief designer for the INEOS Team UK challengers, to understand design differences between the new, second boats of the four teams by Tip & Shaft Posted 1 Dec 18:36 AEDT NSW International Dragon Class Championship NSW International Dragon Class Championship Metung yacht Imagination wins the title The Metung yacht Imagination owned by Terry Grundy and sailed by Fred Haes, Jeff Rose and Richard Grimes won the International Dragon Class New South Wales Championship. by Metung Yacht Club Posted 1 Dec 17:54 AEDT Black Jack returns for the Rolex Sydney Hobart Black Jack returns for the Rolex Sydney Hobart Black Jack is still the boat to beat in lighter wind Ever wonder how much work goes into preparing a yacht for the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia's Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - never mind a big boat that has just returned from Europe amid the COVID-19 pandemic? by Di Pearson, RSHYR media Posted 1 Dec 17:18 AEDT Vendée Globe: Escoffier rescued from liferaft Vendée Globe: Escoffier rescued from liferaft Kevin Escoffier (PRB) has been rescued by fellow competitor Jean Le Cam (Yes We Cam!) At 0118hrs UTC the PRB Team was informed that their Vendée Globe race skipper Kevin Escoffier (PRB) has been rescued by fellow Vendée Globe competitor Jean Le Cam (Yes We Cam!). by Vendée Globe Posted 1 Dec 14:23 AEDT America's Cup Rialto: Nov 30 - A revealing day America's Cup Rialto: Nov 30 - A revealing day On the basis of what was seen on Monday, currently there are no standout performers The Practice racing expected to start in a week or so, will give some inkling as to how this Cup will unfold in 2021. But on the basis of what was seen on Monday, currently there are no standout performers. by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World Posted 1 Dec 14:06 AEDT Shattered dreams Shattered dreams It's impossible not to feel sorry for Alex Thomson having to pull out of the Vendée Globe It's impossible not to feel sorry for Alex Thomson having to pull out of the Vendée Globe. He cut a dejected figure in the cockpit of his Hugo Boss IMOCA as he made his way towards Cape Town following the damage to his starboard rudder. by Mark Jardine Posted 1 Dec 04:00 AEDT Kevin Escoffier (PRB) activates Distress Beacon Kevin Escoffier (PRB) activates Distress Beacon Jean Le Cam alters course to assist Kevin Escoffier, 40, who is racing in third place in the Vendée Globe solo non-stop around the world race, positioned some 550 nautical miles SW of Cape Town, has triggered his distress beacon. by Vendée Globe Posted 1 Dec 03:10 AEDT News from X-Yachts - Launch of the X56 News from X-Yachts - Launch of the X56 Now a thorough series of sea trials will be conducted Recently late in the afternoon, the X56 was launched for the very first time! It was a tremendously glorious sight to see the new beauty hit the water! by X-Yachts Posted 1 Dec 02:48 AEDT A message from Alex A message from Alex Speaking for the first time after his dreams of Vendée Globe victory end Alex Thomson speaks for the first time after his dreams of Vendée Globe victory end in heartbreak. by Alex Thomson Racing Posted 1 Dec 00:01 AEDT Vendée Globe Day 23 morning update Vendée Globe Day 23 morning update The big chill: The sailors are now in a strong south-westerly flow The leaders of the Vendée Globe fleet are now in a strong south-westerly flow approaching the Cape of Good Hope. Leader Charlie Dalin, is expected to cross the first great Cape this afternoon. by Vendée Globe Posted 30 Nov 18:22 AEDT PredictWind's new weather routing algorithm PredictWind's new weather routing algorithm Completely new code that offers unparalleled performance PredictWind has announced a new weather routing algorithm with completely new code that offers unparalleled performance. by PredictWind Posted 30 Nov 17:17 AEDT Vendée Globe Day 22: Be thankful for small merci's Vendée Globe Day 22: Be thankful for small merci's Huge support for Alex Thomson as he heads for Cape Town Charlie Dalin, the Vendée Globe race leader, should pass the longitude of the Cape of Good Hope on Monday, the first of the mythical 24,296 nautical miles solo round the world's three Great Capes. by Vendée Globe Posted 30 Nov 08:00 AEDT Extreme Sydney SORC tests crews Extreme Sydney SORC tests crews A gale warning moved racing inshore on the Sunday Middle Harbour Yacht Club's Sydney Short Ocean Racing Championship coincided with Sydney's record-breaking hot weather weekend, 28 crews enduring 40 knot gusts for race two and brutal temperatures in the low 40s both days of the longstanding annual series by Lisa Ratcliff Posted 30 Nov 02:19 AEDT MC38 2020 Season Act 6 on Sydney Harbour MC38 2020 Season Act 6 on Sydney Harbour Lazy Dog looms over Act 6 and MC38 season pointscore Middle Harbour Yacht Club's Lazy Dog team closed out the 2020 MC38 calendar with a third series triumph, giving Shaun Lane and Quentin Stewart's crew the overall season trophy from six acts. by Lisa Ratcliff Posted 30 Nov 00:41 AEDT Vendée Globe Day 22 morning update Vendée Globe Day 22 morning update Fast first time out solo in the South - Escoffier, Simon set mean pace At some 520 nautical miles west of the longitude of Cape of Good Hope Charlie Dalin (Apivia) is largely matching the pace of the hard pressing group that is chasing him led by Thomas Ruyant (LinkedOut). by Vendée Globe Posted 29 Nov 20:11 AEDT 18ft Skiff NSW Championship Race 2 18ft Skiff NSW Championship Race 2 Only three teams managed to reach the vicinity of the start line in Rose Bay Fresh North West winds over 20-knots, with gusts up to 40-knots prior to race time, cast doubt over the Australian 18 Footers League being able to stage Race 2 of the NSW 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour today by Frank Quealey Posted 29 Nov 18:34 AEDT NS14 Nationals at Gosford Sailing Club preview NS14 Nationals at Gosford Sailing Club preview A quality fleet is expected with several travelling from as far as Tasmania Gosford Sailing Club are holding the 52nd NS14 Nationals 28th Dec to 31st 2020. A quality fleet is expected with several travelling from as far as Tasmania. by Ross Hansen Posted 29 Nov 16:50 AEDT Emirates Team NZ online store Black Friday deals Emirates Team NZ online store Black Friday deals Emirates Team New Zealand shop is offering some foiling good deals on selected items to November 30 Emirates Team New Zealand shop is offering some foiling good deals on selected items as part of Black Friday - but this offer extends through to November 30. Here's a great chance to do some high value Xmas shopping or get your fan gear for the Xmas Cup. by Emirates Team NZ Shop Posted 29 Nov 14:13 AEDT Vendée Globe Day 21: Dalin leads by 370 miles Vendée Globe Day 21: Dalin leads by 370 miles As a dejected Alex Thomson heads for Cape Town The hopes of British skipper Alex Thomson of winning the Vendée Globe were dashed by damage to the starboard rudder of his IMOCA HUGO BOSS on Friday evening. by Vendée Globe Posted 29 Nov 08:21 AEDT Alex Thomson ceases racing in the Vendée Globe Alex Thomson ceases racing in the Vendée Globe After incurring damage to the starboard rudder of his boat After incurring damage to the starboard rudder of his boat, British sailor Alex Thomson has ceased racing in the Vendée Globe and is now sailing his boat towards Cape Town. by Alex Thomson Racing Posted 29 Nov 01:38 AEDT 11th Hour Racing Sustainability Award: Voting open 11th Hour Racing Sustainability Award: Voting open 2020 finalists showcase the depth of global sustainability initiatives within the marine industry The World Sailing 11th Hour Racing Sustainability Award celebrates the effective execution or ongoing delivery of high-impact, highly-replicable sustainability initiatives, aligned to World Sailing's Sustainability Agenda 2030. by Daniel Smith - World Sailing Posted 28 Nov 16:24 AEDT Gitana Team interrupts Jules Verne Trophy attempt Gitana Team interrupts Jules Verne Trophy attempt The boat collided with a UFO after three days at sea After three days at sea on their first round the world record attempt, Franck Cammas and Charles Caudrelier have this evening taken the decision to interrupt their record bid and return to their port of registry. by Gitana Team Posted 28 Nov 14:44 AEDT Vendée Globe: Rudder damage on Hugo Boss Vendée Globe: Rudder damage on Hugo Boss Alex Thomson notified his technical team of damage to the starboard rudder Alex Thomson Racing have issued an alert describing rudder damage to Hugo Boss which is reported to have occurred around 1900hrs UTC this Friday evening. by Vendée Globe Posted 28 Nov 10:56 AEDT British sailor Alex Thomson 'back in race mode' British sailor Alex Thomson 'back in race mode' On the charge towards the Southern Ocean Alex Thomson is back in action in the Vendée Globe and preparing to enter the Southern Ocean, after structural damage onboard his HUGO BOSS boat temporarily halted his hunt for the title. by Alex Thomson Racing Posted 28 Nov 06:04 AEDT Vendée Globe Day 20: A brave new world Vendée Globe Day 20: A brave new world Charlie Dalin escaped into the Roaring Forties After cutting off part of his damaged port foil LinkedOut solo skipper Thomas Ruyant is back in full race mode, chasing runaway Vendée Globe leader Charlie Dalin who has escaped into the Roaring Forties. by Vendée Globe Posted 28 Nov 05:48 AEDT Prada ACWS & Xmas Cup format announced Prada ACWS & Xmas Cup format announced Racing gets underway in three weeks in the Prada America's Cup World Series and the Prada Xmas Cup In less than three weeks four international teams from New Zealand, Italy, United States, and Great Britain will line up for Prada America's Cup World Series Auckland and the Prada Christmas Race (December 17-20). by CoR36 Media Posted 27 Nov 23:36 AEDT Alex Thomson preparing for the Southern Ocean Alex Thomson preparing for the Southern Ocean Taking advantage of the light conditions to further reinforce the repairs Update from Ross Daniel, Technical Director at Alex Thomson Racing: "Yesterday evening, Alex decided to take advantage of the light conditions to further reinforce the repairs to increase the safety factors before he enters the Southern Ocean." by Alex Thomson Racing Posted 27 Nov 22:50 AEDT PlanetSail 36th America's Cup Analysis PlanetSail 36th America's Cup Analysis The Defender: The Boat to Beat If there's one hard fact in a sea of uncertainty, this is identifying the team that needs to be beaten to win the America's Cup, the current Defender representatives, Emirates Team New Zealand. by Matt Sheahan Posted 27 Nov 20:21 AEDT Vendée Globe Day 20 morning update Vendée Globe Day 20 morning update First Albatross for Sam as she turns left Finally, this afternoon I put the indicator on and have officially turned LEFT towards the Cape of Good Hope! by Vendée Globe Posted 27 Nov 19:58 AEDT Bollé Australia Match Cup at CYCA Bollé Australia Match Cup at CYCA Tom Slingsby's Sail Racing Australia take the win Tom Slingsby's Sail Racing Australia, with crew Will Ryan, Sam Newton and Ben Lamb have won the inaugural Bollé Australia Match Cup, hosted by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia this week. by Cruising Yacht Club of Australia Posted 27 Nov 19:44 AEDT To cut or not to cut - that is the question To cut or not to cut - that is the question Thomas Ruyant pondering what to do with his shattered port foil The question for Thomas Ruyant and his LinkedOut team is what to do with the shattered port foil that the team has confirmed suffered structural failure, not impact from an object or animal in the water. by Ed Gorman / IMOCA Globe Series Posted 27 Nov 17:25 AEDT
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