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The armchair navigator - imagining life at sea The armchair navigator - imagining life at sea What does it feel like during The Ocean Race? As the 2023 edition of The Ocean Race fleets tears up the offshore miles separating Cabo Verde from Cape Town, I'll admit that I often find myself daydreaming about what it would be like to foil (or semi-foil) across a wide swath of big blue. by David Schmidt Posted 1 Feb 03:00 AEDT The Ocean Race Leg 2 Day 7: Racing into the South The Ocean Race Leg 2 Day 7: Racing into the South The fleet is escaping the clutches of the doldrums and picking up speed in the southern hemisphere As January comes to a close, so does one chapter of leg 2 of The Ocean Race. The fleet has burst into the southern hemisphere, crossing the equator overnight and escaping the calms of the doldrums. by The Ocean Race Posted 1 Feb 01:39 AEDT Kirsten Neuschäfer takes lead in Golden Globe Race Kirsten Neuschäfer takes lead in Golden Globe Race An extraordinary solo woman sailor quite unlike any other 149 days ago, on Sept 4th 2022, 15 men and one woman set out from Les Sables d'Olonne. Their dreams and aspirations were to circumnavigate solo in the extreme Golden Globe Race. by Golden Globe Race Posted 1 Feb 01:05 AEDT Manly 16ft Skiff Club's long course pointscore Manly 16ft Skiff Club's long course pointscore Botany Access takes the double At the start of Manly 16ft Skiff Club's long course pointscore heat on Saturday, the boys on Moonen Yachts were jokingly sledging fill-in Botany Access skipper Gerard Smith about being a touch rusty. by Adam Lucius Posted 1 Feb 00:24 AEDT Record entries for Trofeo Princesa Sofia Mallorca Record entries for Trofeo Princesa Sofia Mallorca More than 560 crews from 54 countries have already pre-registered More than 560 crews from 54 countries have already pre-registered for the 52 Trofeo Princesa Sofia Mallorca. In the history of Mallorca's classic Olympic class regatta this is already an unprecedented level of interest in the showcase regatta. by Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofía Posted 1 Feb 00:21 AEDT Cup Spy Jan 30: Patriot off to a foggy start Cup Spy Jan 30: Patriot off to a foggy start Three teams trained on Monday as a time of change draws near in the buildup to the America's Cup. Three teams trained on Monday as a time of change draws near in the buildup to the America's Cup. American Magic started was greeted by a fog bank and stayed inshore at Pensacola. Luna Rossa and Alinghi RBR had good sessions in Cagliari and Barcelona. by Richard Gladwell/Sail-world.com Posted 1 Feb 00:16 AEDT New Allen blocks at boot Düsseldorf 2023 New Allen blocks at boot Düsseldorf 2023 We speak to Ben Harden about the latest in the range, including the mighty TiiTAN We speak to Ben Harden at boot Düsseldorf 2023 about the new products from Allen, including the redesigned 40mm range, the deck organiser range, the High Roller block range, and the mighty TiiTAN. by Mark Jardine Posted 31 Jan 21:41 AEDT Visit Qatar GKA Freestyle-Kite World Cup kicks off Visit Qatar GKA Freestyle-Kite World Cup kicks off Kiteboarding's leading freestyle athletes set for competition Round one of the 2023 Qatar Airways GKA Kite World Tour season kicks off today with the Visit Qatar GKA Freestyle-Kite World Cup at Fuwairit Kite Beach resort with awesome, turquoise-clear lagoon conditions on the menu. by GKA Kite World Tour Posted 31 Jan 20:29 AEDT DSS crowned 2023 VIC Sailing League champions DSS crowned 2023 VIC Sailing League champions Derwent Sailing Squadron secure a spot in the SAILING Champions League - Asia Pacific Final Derwent Sailing Squadron were crowned VIC Sailing League Champions last weekend after some heated racing at the VIC Sailing League Final during Festival of Sails at Royal Geelong Yacht Club. by Alex Dare Posted 31 Jan 18:10 AEDT Translated 9's first success Translated 9's first success From Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro with no modern technology on board Translated 9 has successfully crossed the ocean for the first time with a crew made up of young people on their first transoceanic voyage, guided by Vittorio Malingri and with practically no tech on board. by Translated 9 Posted 31 Jan 18:03 AEDT Australian WASZP Nationals overall Australian WASZP Nationals overall Epic championship goes down to the wire Conall Green from the Royal Geelong Yacht Club has taken the 2023 Australian WASZP National Championships in a fantastic final day of racing where the championship could of gone any number of ways. by Marc Ablett Posted 31 Jan 17:28 AEDT 30% off on Vaikobi back zip wetsuit 30% off on Vaikobi back zip wetsuit Last chance to save, sale ends when stock runs out! Last chance to save on a new Vaikobi back-zip steamer. Sale ends when stock runs out! by Vaikobi Ocean Performance Posted 31 Jan 17:16 AEDT 2023 Finn Gold Cup in Miami Day 4 2023 Finn Gold Cup in Miami Day 4 Light winds mix fleet Light winds mixed the fleet on the fourth day of the 2023 Finn Gold Cup in Miami. Ed Wright from Britain extended his lead to 11 points from Domonkos Nemeth from Hungary, while Miguel Fernandez Vasco, from Spain is back up to third. by Robert Deaves Posted 31 Jan 16:43 AEDT Disappointment at sailing's Paralympic exclusion Disappointment at sailing's Paralympic exclusion World Sailing submitted a compelling bid to have Para Sailing reinstated to the 2028 Games Australian Sailing has expressed its disappointment at the International Paralympic Committee's (IPC) decision not to include Para Sailing at the Paralympic Games in Los Angeles (USA) in 2028. by Australian Sailing Posted 31 Jan 15:16 AEDT Join the crew aboard Emirates Team NZ's AC40 Join the crew aboard Emirates Team NZ's AC40 Join the crew aboard Emirates Team NZ's AC40 on this just-released 360 degree video Join the crew aboard Emirates Team NZ's AC40 on this just-released 360 degree video by Richard Gladwell Posted 31 Jan 14:46 AEDT 2023 Warren Jones Regatta Practice Day 2023 Warren Jones Regatta Practice Day Registration, weigh-in, official practice on the Swan River The teams for the 2023 Warren Jones International Youth Regatta settled into Perth today. by Swan River Sailing Posted 31 Jan 10:49 AEDT Mikaili Sol is already in Qatar for GKA World Cup Mikaili Sol is already in Qatar for GKA World Cup Championship will be officially opened this Tuesday at Fuwairit Kite Beach Resort Crowned six-time world champion in 2022 and ranking as number one woman in the Freestyle category, 18-year-old Mikaili Sol is one of the promises for the Qatar GKA Freestyle Kite Word Cup 2033. by César A. Martín Posted 31 Jan 10:20 AEDT Stopover episode 2 - Cabo Verde Stopover episode 2 - Cabo Verde Despite the apparent relaxed atmosphere, the IMOCA crews were not allowed to wind down In this second episode of the STOPOVER series, come and join us in the country of Cesária Évora, the Barefoot Diva. by IMOCA Globe Series Posted 31 Jan 08:28 AEDT NYYC American Magic Team 1 wins US Select Series 1 NYYC American Magic Team 1 wins US Select Series 1 Dominating on the water in Miami Fresh from contesting the Youth Foiling Gold Cup 2023 Act 1 on Biscayne Bay, the foiling 69F line-up joined the three days of racing of the Bacardi Invitation Winter Series Event 2 in Miami. by 69F Sailing Posted 31 Jan 08:22 AEDT The Ocean Race Leg 2 Day 6: Nervous times The Ocean Race Leg 2 Day 6: Nervous times Tensions run high as wind and boat speeds hit new lows Tensions run high as wind and boat speeds hit new lows with the IMOCA fleet crossing an unusually large doldrums. by The Ocean Race Posted 31 Jan 03:06 AEDT Visit Qatar GKA Freestyle Kite World Cup 2023 Visit Qatar GKA Freestyle Kite World Cup 2023 Freestyle kite event marks the start of this season's tour The event is free to watch for visitors, who will be treated to an exhilarating display of freestyle kiting, which focuses on big air tricks, loops and jumps. by Qatar Tourism Posted 31 Jan 00:37 AEDT Finally! A proper sea breeze for the Skates Finally! A proper sea breeze for the Skates The best Nor-Easter in 2 seasons combined with a ebb tide The wind Gods finally turned up fro the Skates at St. George Sailing Club last Saturday. The best Nor-Easter in 2 seasons combined with a ebb tide made for some spectacular rides and wide grins after. by Sean Leonard Posted 31 Jan 00:17 AEDT Freestyle skills at the 2023 FPT Cape Town Freestyle skills at the 2023 FPT Cape Town Howling winds kicked off the competitive season in South Africa Two eliminations were ran, one at the Rietvlei lake and one at the wavespot Doodles, meaning diverse conditions which challenged every single one of the 28 entrants. by Freestyle Pro Tour Posted 31 Jan 00:06 AEDT Sailing not included in Paralympic Games for LA28 Sailing not included in Paralympic Games for LA28 David Graham, "...an extremely disappointing day for our whole sport" World Sailing has vowed to continue supporting Para Sailing worldwide following the news that the sport will not be included in the Paralympic Games for LA28. by World Sailing Posted 30 Jan 21:54 AEDT The record-breaking 2023 RORC Transatlantic Race The record-breaking 2023 RORC Transatlantic Race Near perfect trade wind conditions for the ninth edition Starting from Marina Lanzarote on the 8th of January 2023, the ninth edition of the RORC Transatlantic Race had near perfect trade wind conditions. by Louay Habib / RORC Posted 30 Jan 21:10 AEDT Cup Spy Jan 27/28: Brits join the Capsize Club Cup Spy Jan 27/28: Brits join the Capsize Club Brits join the Capsize Club, Spies check out Italians, Swiss on the Barcelona Roller-coaster Luna Rossa had a fast day at the office off Cagliari, but the AC37 Recon team got their shots. The Swiss were confronted by an deceptive cross sea state which made for some spectacular charges. The Brits did a slow speed capsize and some fast runs. by Richard Gladwell/Sail-world.com Posted 30 Jan 19:49 AEDT 180th Festival of Sails in Video 180th Festival of Sails in Video It cannot be denied that the Festival of Sails is back! Close to 300 boats attended It cannot be denied that the Festival of Sails is back! Close to 300 boats made for the biggest fleet seen since back in 2014 across the Melbourne to Geelong Passage Race... by Nic Douglass Posted 30 Jan 18:13 AEDT Dragon and Etchells Regatta at Metung day 3 Dragon and Etchells Regatta at Metung day 3 Regattas results reliant on last race Going into the last day of the two fleet regattas at Metung yesterday, the final result in each series was dependent on the outcome of the last race. It made for interesting speculation among competitors and supporters. by Jeanette Severs Posted 30 Jan 17:54 AEDT 2023 Finn Gold Cup in Miami Day 3 2023 Finn Gold Cup in Miami Day 3 Young guns close gap on Ed Wright After two days of very cloudy conditions, the Sunshine State started to live up to its name again on Bacardi Race Day, the third day of the 2023 Finn Gold Cup in Miami. by Robert Deaves Posted 30 Jan 16:47 AEDT Warren Jones International Youth Regatta begins Warren Jones International Youth Regatta begins This year's regatta celebrates the return of interstate and international travelling teams The 19th edition of Perth's iconic youth matching regatta gets under way today as teams weigh-in, register and complete their official crew practice aboard the Foundation-36 yachts in Matilda Bay. by Swan River Sailing Posted 30 Jan 11:06 AEDT Boat 1 dominates Elliott 5.9 Southern Circuit Boat 1 dominates Elliott 5.9 Southern Circuit Boat 1 (Shane Smith) dominates the recently completed Elliott 5.9 Southern Circuit. Boat 1 (Shane Smith) has dominated the recently completed Elliott 5.9 Southern Circuit, claiming wins in both Round 2 (Lyttelton) and round 3 (Nelson). by Gareth Howard - Elliott 5.9 Association Posted 30 Jan 10:34 AEDT Cup Spy Jan 26: No breeze to big breeze Cup Spy Jan 26: No breeze to big breeze Four teams sailed in very different conditions. American Magic hits 38kts upwind American Magic had a solid training session offshore on the Gulf of Mexico hitting an impressive 38kts upwind. The Kiwis sailed in winds of 26 kts - above the AC37 limit. The Brits had no wind at all in Mallorca. by Richard Gladwell/Sail-world.com Posted 30 Jan 10:05 AEDT All vessels great and small All vessels great and small January is a great time 'Down Under': Loads of annual regattas for coveted titles January is such a great time 'Down Under': A load of annual regattas for coveted Australian Championships, with many very much steeped in a grand history, and often a World title or two are in there, as well. by John Curnow, Editor, Sail World AUS Posted 30 Jan 08:00 AEDT Vaikobi Accessories Vaikobi Accessories Train longer. Go faster. Stay safer. Be comfortable. Train longer. Go faster. Stay safer. Be comfortable... with accessories that can make all the difference to your on-water session. by Vaikobi Ocean Performance Posted 30 Jan 08:00 AEDT Britain's Phil Sharp on his new IMOCA Britain's Phil Sharp on his new IMOCA Zero emissions Sam Manuard design, highlighting hydrogen fuel cell technology Britain's Phil Sharp will line up with a new zero emissions Sam Manuard IMOCA highlighting hydrogen fuel cell technology. by Vendee Globe Posted 30 Jan 02:29 AEDT The Ocean Race Leg 2 Day 5: Into the unknown The Ocean Race Leg 2 Day 5: Into the unknown Biotherm leads the fleet into the doldrums with Malizia making up miles Paul Meilhat's Biotherm was the first boat to feel the impact of the doldrums overnight as his crew saw their speed plummet from 14 to 4 knots just after midnight UTC. by The Ocean Race Posted 29 Jan 23:57 AEDT 18ft Skiff Australian Championship overall 18ft Skiff Australian Championship overall No racing was completed on Sydney Harbour today The Finport Finance team of Keagan York, Angus Williams and Phil Marshall became the 2022-23 Australian 18ft Skiff champion after a controversial day when no racing was completed on Sydney Harbour today. by Frank Quealey Posted 29 Jan 19:37 AEDT Festival of Sails overall Festival of Sails overall Winners declared at another successful event A grey sky, light breeze and showers prefaced the final day of Royal Geelong Yacht Club's 2023 Festival of Sails, but nothing was going to wipe the smiles from competitors faces, particularly those who were still in the running for trophies by Di Pearson/Festival of Sails Posted 29 Jan 18:38 AEDT Globe40 Leg 6 Finish Globe40 Leg 6 Finish Ahmas wins in Recife in the Brazilian heat The Anglo-American team AHMAS (Class40 n degrees 127) crossed the finish line of leg 6 of the GLOBE40 in Recife Saturday at 11:48 p.m. local time. by Sirius Events Posted 29 Jan 17:11 AEDT Curtain closes on historic 180th celebrations Curtain closes on historic 180th celebrations The Festival of Sails is Australia's oldest sporting event As the curtain closes on the 2023 Festival of Sails, the Royal Geelong Yacht Club is celebrating a regatta full of twist and turns for the 297 boats and the 2750 participants, who battled daily challenges with variable winds, temperatures, and conditions. by Festival of Sails Posted 29 Jan 16:56 AEDT 2023 Finn Gold Cup in Miami Day 2 2023 Finn Gold Cup in Miami Day 2 Ed Wright extends his lead over Domonkos Nemeth It was breeze on in Miami for Day 2 of the 2023 Finn Gold Cup. After four races now sailed, Ed Wright, from Britain, extends his lead while Domonkos Nemeth, from Hungary stays in second. by Robert Deaves Posted 29 Jan 16:40 AEDT Australian J/70 Nationals & Vic States Australian J/70 Nationals & Vic States Sandringham YC put on an outstanding event The J/70 Victorian State Championships and Australian J/70 National Championships were held at Sandringham Yacht Club (SYC), Port Phillip Bay in Victoria throughout January. by J/Boats Posted 29 Jan 15:28 AEDT 505 Australian Championship overall 505 Australian Championship overall Slightly more breeze on the final day at Darling Point The final day of the Ronstan 505 Australian Championships was more of the same, light gradient breezes, but this time just slightly more breeze than yesterday. by Jordan Spencer Posted 29 Jan 15:02 AEDT Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta is cancelled Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta is cancelled Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta has been cancelled following a state of emergency in Auckland For only the second time in its 183 year history, the Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta has been cancelled following the devastating floods on Friday night and the announcement of a state of emergency for Auckland. by Helen Horrocks Posted 29 Jan 14:54 AEDT Dragon and Etchells Regatta at Metung day 2 Dragon and Etchells Regatta at Metung day 2 Both regatta series results open with one more race to contest Tempers frayed, boats were disqualified, a race was abandoned because of a flag error, and the day nearly culminated in a protest, on day two of the two fleets' regattas being held on Lake King, at Metung. by Jeanette Severs Posted 29 Jan 11:59 AEDT iQFOiL Lanzarote International Games overall iQFOiL Lanzarote International Games overall Pilar Lamadrid (ESP) and Pawel Tarnowski (POL) crowned champions The first major Olympic windsurfing event of the year which attracted with 150 participants from 35 countries, the Lanzarote iQFOil Games, came to an exciting conclusion today in the Canary Islands. by Media Lanzarote Sailing Center Posted 29 Jan 09:02 AEDT First training sessions for The Famous Project First training sessions for The Famous Project Selection trials for 100% female crew ahead of the Jules Verne Trophy From February 6 to 10, 2023 at the Mediterranean Training Centre (CEM) in La Grande-Motte, Alexia Barrier will gather four women sailors to start the selections for The Famous Project. by The Famous Project Posted 29 Jan 04:01 AEDT Richomme salutes Meilhat and the crew on Biotherm Richomme salutes Meilhat and the crew on Biotherm As the new Paprec Arkéa arrives in Lorient The buzz in Lorient right now is about the brand new Paprec Arkéa IMOCA, which has arrived at La Base in Lorient ahead of its launch on February 22nd, the first boat in the Class for Yoann Richomme, one of France's top solo racers. by Ed Gorman / IMOCA Globe Series Posted 29 Jan 02:05 AEDT
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