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Revised SailGP schedule makes Kiwi's task tougher Revised SailGP schedule makes Kiwi's task tougher A rejigged race schedule means that the NZSailGP team will be into serious racing a day earlier A rejigged race schedule means that the NZSailGP will be into serious racing a day earlier than scheduled, after having their first day in practice overnight. Organisers have decided to go with the forecast and bring the race schedule forward a day. by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World Posted 23 Apr 12:45 AEST Just two weeks to the Exmouth Race and Rally 2021 Just two weeks to the Exmouth Race and Rally 2021 A capacity crowd attended last Thursday's communication briefing A capacity crowd attended last Thursday's communication briefing, which was prefaced by a video presentation by Luke Parkinson, veteran of two Volvo Around the World races, two America's Cup campaigns and countless other achievements. by Bernie Kaaks Posted 23 Apr 07:38 AEST SailGP: Human performance elevates innovation SailGP: Human performance elevates innovation Rolex has partnered the sporting league since its inaugural season The much-anticipated Season 2 of SailGP, the global championship that has redefined sailing, commences in Bermuda on 24 April. by Quinag Posted 23 Apr 05:36 AEST Maserati wins Cowes to Dinard match race Maserati wins Cowes to Dinard match race New record set at an average of 30.59 knots, beating PowerPlay by 4 minutes Maserati Multi 70 and Giovanni Soldini triumphed in the duel against Peter Cunningham's MOD 70 PowerPlay and conquered the Channel Record. They set sail off Cowes (UK) at 9:13:40 GMT and they crossed the finish line off Dinard (FR) at 13:44:29 GMT. by Negri Firman Posted 23 Apr 00:43 AEST Modern Analytics for Racing Sailors Modern Analytics for Racing Sailors Sixty days free with Njord Analytics & Cyclops Marine Cyclops Marine has collaborated with Njord Analytics to offer Cyclops customers an additional thirty-day free trial of Njord Analytics and Njord Player (on top of the existing thirty-day free trial already offered). by Cyclops Marine Posted 23 Apr 00:00 AEST The Ocean Race announces climate change initiative The Ocean Race announces climate change initiative Aiming to make its next round-the-world race in 2022-23 climate positive The sailing event, known as the greatest test of a team in sport, is announcing the move as part of an ambitious climate change initiative and a key part of its work to protect and restore the seas. by The Ocean Race Posted 22 Apr 22:18 AEST Measuring the world's water Measuring the world's water What is sea level data and how is it collected? The creation of ocean current maps depend on the measurement of sea level, which is the base level for measuring elevation and depth on Earth. by Tidetech Posted 22 Apr 20:55 AEST Search added to the Boat Timer app Search added to the Boat Timer app To make running those busy races a little easier The app for timing club races has been updated to include a search facility to make running those busy races a little easier. by Ian Cherrill Posted 22 Apr 20:32 AEST B&G release its NOS 20.2 software update B&G release its NOS 20.2 software update Improved radar screen for clearer viewing among top new features B&G®, the world's leading sailing navigation and instrument specialist, released its Navico® Operating System (NOS) 20.2 software update in April, complete with several new radar features, display updates and integration capabilities by B&G Posted 22 Apr 19:20 AEST IOC makes landmark move into virtual sports IOC makes landmark move into virtual sports Sailing is part of the first-ever Olympic Virtual Series The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will partner with five International Sports Federations (IFs) and game publishers to produce the Olympic Virtual Series (OVS), the first-ever, Olympic-licensed event for physical and non-physical virtual sports. by International Olympic Committee Posted 22 Apr 18:42 AEST Pump it up! Allen's mainsheet roller fairlead Pump it up! Allen's mainsheet roller fairlead Designed to remove friction and give you back control of the rope Pump it up with the mainsheet roller fairlead. Designed to remove friction and give you back control of the rope. by Allen Posted 22 Apr 17:15 AEST Asia Pacific yacht sales companies expand support Asia Pacific yacht sales companies expand support Asia Pacific yacht sales companies demonstrated continued support for the region's marine industry Leading Asia Pacific yacht sales companies Multihull Solutions and The Yacht Sales Co have demonstrated their continued support for the region's marine industry with the announcement of two key sponsorships. by Multihull Solutions Posted 22 Apr 16:47 AEST PowerPlay set for Maserati match race PowerPlay set for Maserati match race Attempting the Cowes - Dinard world record today Peter Cunningham's MOD70 PowerPlay is set for a world record attempt Cowes - Dinard today, Thursday 22 April 2021.T he current record for the 138 nautical mile course is held by MOD70 Phaedo 3 at just 4 hrs 48 mins 57 secs. by PowerPlay Racing Posted 22 Apr 16:41 AEST ILCA European Continental Qualification day 3 ILCA European Continental Qualification day 3 Qualifying series concludes in Vilamoura The qualifying series concluded Wednesday at the ILCA European Continental Qualification event in Vilamoura, so sailors will be racing in Gold and Silver fleets from Thursday. by Jon Emmett Posted 22 Apr 16:07 AEST Live Ocean livery revealed on new F50 Live Ocean livery revealed on new F50 Live Ocean is the kiwi NZSailGP team's charity partner and carrying the supersized Live Ocean logo On Tuesday, the New Zealand SailGP Team launched its brand new F50, Amokura, in Bermuda, ahead of the first event of the season this weekend. Live Ocean is the kiwi NZSailGP team's charity partner and carrying the supersized Live Ocean logo on the wing. by Live Ocean Charitable Trust Posted 22 Apr 15:54 AEST Next generation of stars named in Futures Squad Next generation of stars named in Futures Squad Athletes come from the eight confirmed Olympic classes for the Paris 2024 Games Australian Sailing is pleased to announce the inaugural group of athletes and coaches to be selected to the recently launched Performance Pathway Futures Program. by Michael Martin Posted 22 Apr 15:43 AEST Strong winds delay first outing for NZSailGP Strong winds delay first outing for NZSailGP Strong winds in Bermuda prevented the NZSailGP team from test sailing their new F50 New Zealand SailGP Team co-CEOs Peter Burling and Blair Tuke have credited the extraordinary work of the entire team in getting the brand new F50 ready in time for the season-opening Bermuda Sail Grand Prix presented by Hamilton Princess this weekend. by James Rigby, NZSailGP Posted 22 Apr 10:33 AEST Team Childhood I to enter The Ocean Race Europe Team Childhood I to enter The Ocean Race Europe Swedish - Dutch joint venture sets sail to keep children safe from violence and sexual abuse With a star ensemble of Dutch pro-sailors and young talents Team Childhood I will enter The Ocean Race Europe. The Swedish - Dutch joint venture sets sail to raise awareness for and keep children safe from violence and sexual abuse. by Team Childhood I Posted 22 Apr 01:25 AEST ACHof: Induction of Peter Montgomery and Ed Baird ACHof: Induction of Peter Montgomery and Ed Baird America's Cup Hall of Fame: Induction of Peter Montgomery and Ed Baird On March 19, 2021, just a couple of days after the Emirates Team New Zealand successfully defended the America's Cup, the America's Cup Hall of Fame held an Induction Ceremony to welcome broadcaster PJ Montgomery and America's Cup winner Ed Baird by Richard Gladwell Sail-World Posted 22 Apr 00:38 AEST 18ft Skiffs: Julian Bethwaite, Did It All 18ft Skiffs: Julian Bethwaite, Did It All An incredible record of achievement as a designer, builder and competitor Julian Bethwaite has an incredible record of achievement in 18ft Skiff Racing as a designer, builder and competitor in both the northern and southern hemispheres. by Frank Quealey Posted 22 Apr 00:34 AEST Yachting NZ News: Women join SailGP team Yachting NZ News: Women join SailGP team Yachting NZ News: Max Sirena on the Cup, Get the WASZP buzz, Zephyr Nationals Yachting NZ Newsletter for April 21, 2021, covering the Zephyr Nationals, Auckland Tauranga Race, Elliott 5.9 Traveller series, Young 88's South Island and Nationals, Oceanbridge NZL Sailing regatta, getting a buzz off the WASZP and more by Michael Brown Yachting Posted 21 Apr 22:46 AEST Sail Port Stephens day 3 Sail Port Stephens day 3 Stronger breeze blows results wide open in the Commodores Cup final "Sunny with winds 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the late afternoon" was how the official forecasters optimistically described today's weather for Sail Port Stephens. At least they were right about the sunshine... by Mark Rothfield Posted 21 Apr 20:40 AEST Lilley selected to Australian Olympic team Lilley selected to Australian Olympic team Tokyo 2020 respresentative in the Finn class rounds out the sailing selection for the Games Queenslander Jake Lilley has been announced as Australia's representative in the Finn class for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, rounding out the sailing selection for the Games. by Michael Martin Posted 21 Apr 16:53 AEST Colligo Terminator Flex Fittings Colligo Terminator Flex Fittings These blocks can be spliced into a running backstay These blocks can be spliced into a running backstay or shroud on a canting mast system and present anything from a 2/1- a 7/1 purchase, your choice, with the same lightweight block! by Colligo Marine Posted 21 Apr 15:36 AEST ILCA European Continental Qualification day 2 ILCA European Continental Qualification day 2 The battle for the final Tokyo 2020 places continues in Vilamoura Two new races were added to scores today in Vilamoura, Portugal, where the ILCA European Continental Qualification is being held. This event will deliver the last 4 European spots (2 Men, 2 Women) for the Olympics in Tokyo. by Jon Emmett Posted 21 Apr 15:21 AEST NZSailGP's F50 is launched on nightfall in Bermuda NZSailGP's F50 is launched on nightfall in Bermuda NZSailGP, the last of the eight competitors in the 2021 SailGP regatta, launched today in Bermuda NZSailGP, the last of the eight competitors in the 2021 SailGP regatta, was launched Tuesday, local time in Bermuda just before nightfall. Several of the other F50s had a practice session on the Great Sound in fresh winds of around 20kts. by Richard Gladwell Sail-World Posted 21 Apr 12:26 AEST Sail Port Stephens day 3 preview Sail Port Stephens day 3 preview 108 boats set to sparkle once again The final day of the Bannisters Port Stephens Commodore's Cup is here already, and for the third day in a row, the 108 boats will start off the Nelson Bay breakwall in a westerly breeze. by Nic Douglass Posted 21 Apr 11:30 AEST Ocean Race Europe marks a fully-crewed standard Ocean Race Europe marks a fully-crewed standard IMOCA and VO65 teams will compete in a race from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean Some of the best sailors and teams in the world will take up the challenge of The Ocean Race Europe next month, racing in stages from Lorient, France to Genova, Italy. by The Ocean Race Posted 21 Apr 05:17 AEST SailGP will broadcast to 175 territories SailGP will broadcast to 175 territories SailGP has announced comprehensive broadcast coverage, with viewers in 175 territories With the highly anticipated SailGP Season opener less than a week away, the global championship has announced comprehensive broadcast coverage, with viewers in 175 territories globally able to watch the sports pinnacle league, which promises high-speeds, by SailGP Posted 21 Apr 00:25 AEST Japan SailGP Team new signings for Season 2 Japan SailGP Team new signings for Season 2 America's Cup sailors Francesco Bruni and Chris Draper added to star-studded line-up Japan SailGP Team supercharged its team for SailGP Season 2, announcing the headline signings of Italian sailor and eight-time world champion Francesco Bruni and GB's Chris Draper, who take on the roles of flight controller and wing trimmer respectively. by Japan SailGP Team Posted 20 Apr 23:06 AEST Finnfare celebrates 60 years with April edition Finnfare celebrates 60 years with April edition First published in 1961, Finnfare is the legacy of the class Finnfare has been part of Finn class culture for 60 years. First published in 1961, it has consistently brought Finn sailors the news and views from around the world. by Robert Deaves Posted 20 Apr 22:41 AEST Sail Port Stephens day 2 Sail Port Stephens day 2 The islands have it as Sail Port Stephens fleet heads offshore The 2021 Sail Port Stephens regatta switched to island time today for Race 2 of the Commodores Cup, with the fleet heading seawards for a race course where Mother Nature lays the marks - or at least the landmarks. by Mark Rothfield Posted 20 Apr 21:21 AEST Solidarity for the united Kiel Week Solidarity for the united Kiel Week Everything will be done in compliance with the pandemic rules Also in 2021 there will be no Kiel Week in the usual format. While the 2020 edition was based on the principle of "sailing first", the main focus in 2021 will be on a united Kiel Week for sailing and festivals. by Hermann Hell Posted 20 Apr 21:10 AEST Allen 2021 Flying 11 Nationals at Belmont Allen 2021 Flying 11 Nationals at Belmont Great to have 50 boats entered in spite of the new dates The 2021 Allen Flying 11 Australian Championships were run at Belmont 16's from 11 to 15 April. As with most things this year the regatta had to be rescheduled from January to work around travel restrictions. by Hugh Stodart Posted 20 Apr 18:51 AEST ILCA European Continental Qualification day 1 ILCA European Continental Qualification day 1 Racing kicks off in Vilamoura, Portugal Today the racing kicked off in Vilamoura, Portugal at the ILCA Vilamoura European Continental Qualification. Organized by Vilamoura Sailing, this qualifier event is held for European countries to claim their remaining four slots for Tokyo 2020. by Jon Emmett Posted 20 Apr 14:25 AEST Simply stunning Sail Port Stephens Simply stunning Sail Port Stephens Over 100 boats set off under spinnaker on the sparkling waters of Nelson Bay Sail Port Stephens got under way today, with over 100 boats setting off under spinnaker on the sparkling waters of Nelson Bay, right off the break wall. by Nic Douglass Posted 20 Apr 05:00 AEST Nurture the roots to enjoy the fruit Nurture the roots to enjoy the fruit The grass roots and professional sides of sailing are connected Without doubt, my favourite day on the water all year is when I run the first Junior Sailing session of the year at my local club. by Mark Jardine Posted 20 Apr 05:00 AEST Rolex Fastnet Race - More than a race Rolex Fastnet Race - More than a race Taking part to experience the challenge, a lifelong ambition, an adventure While Rolex Fastnet Race will be highly competitive, for many among the record-sized entry of 453 yachts, the objective of tackling the 695 mile course from Cowes to Cherbourg via the legendary rock off southwest Ireland is just to get round successfully. by James Boyd / RORC Posted 20 Apr 04:50 AEST Sail Port Stephens day 1 Sail Port Stephens day 1 From rust to trust as the event enjoys an action-packed start It was a day to clear the rust, but also to show some trust, as Sail Port Stephens turned on a spectacular opening day for the Bannisters Port Stephens Commodores Cup 2021. by Mark Rothfield Posted 19 Apr 21:47 AEST The Ocean Race Europe to gather data on the seas The Ocean Race Europe to gather data on the seas Several teams will carry scientific equipment on board to capture measurements of microplastics The Ocean Race, the world's toughest test of a team in sport and sailing's greatest round-the-world challenge, will collect vital data about the impact that humans are making on the ocean during its inaugural European Race. by The Ocean Race Posted 19 Apr 21:18 AEST Great Britain SailGP Team confirms Season 2 squad Great Britain SailGP Team confirms Season 2 squad Olympic gold medallist Hannah Mills joins the team in Bermuda With less than one week to go until the start of SailGP Season 2, which commences with the Bermuda Sail Grand Prix presented by Hamilton Princess April 24-25, the Great Britain SailGP Team has unveiled its squad. by GBR SailGP Team Posted 19 Apr 19:14 AEST 2021 Australian 12 Foot Skiff Championship 2021 Australian 12 Foot Skiff Championship 17 skiffs race at Abbotsford 12' Skiff Sailing Club Abbotsford 12' Skiff Sailing Club hosted the 85th running of the Australian 12' Skiff Championship over the recent Easter weekend. by Murray Press Posted 19 Apr 03:45 AEST Perth Festival of Sail: Women on Water at City Perth Festival of Sail: Women on Water at City 70 women from 28 different organizations set sail and made new connections Not much wind but definitely a lot of smiles were seen last Thursday morning at the Elizabeth Quay during the 2021 Women on Water as part of the City of Perth Festival of Sail. by Swan River Sailing Posted 18 Apr 15:45 AEST Women's and Girls Sailing Regatta preview Women's and Girls Sailing Regatta preview The regatta is being held on 15 and 16 May 2021 to encourage female sailors of all ages Female sailors are being invited to register early for their inaugural Women and Girls only regatta at Humpybong Yacht Club, Woody Point. by Humpybong Yacht Club Posted 18 Apr 15:21 AEST Mirpuri Foundation Ocean Award announced Mirpuri Foundation Ocean Award announced Recognising excellence in the scientific community The Mirpuri Foundation Ocean Award is created to recognise excellence in the scientific community and reward the most innovative projects designed to positively impact the health of our oceans. by Mirpuri Foundation Posted 17 Apr 23:46 AEST Full sail ahead for huge Sail Port Stephens fleet Full sail ahead for huge Sail Port Stephens fleet The regatta has rebounded in record style A year after its COVID-enforced cancellation, Sail Port Stephens regatta has rebounded in record style, filling marina berths, moorings and motels while boasting the largest number of individual entries across the various categories. by Mark Rothfield Posted 17 Apr 16:59 AEST Ocean Globe Race set to be world's biggest ever Ocean Globe Race set to be world's biggest ever 25 entrants from 17 countries already signed, 34 expected The 2023 Ocean Globe Race (OGR) will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the original 1973 Whitbread, the first ever fully crewed race, around the world. by Don McIntyre Posted 17 Apr 16:52 AEST Tom Slingsby & Kyle Langford on their F50 capsize Tom Slingsby & Kyle Langford on their F50 capsize Langford: "We owe our American mates a few beers for that!" Skipper Tom Slingsby and his Australia teammates took the opportunity to get out on the waves on Friday with a week to go before Season 2 kicks off in Bermuda, but it wasn't all rosy as a capsize interrupted their training session. by Australia SailGP Team Posted 17 Apr 16:43 AEST
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