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Race record for IDEC Sport at 2018 Route du Rhum Race record for IDEC Sport at 2018 Route du RhumSeven days, 14 hours, 21 minutesFrancis Joyon has set a new race record and won the 2018 Route du Rhum, in what was the closest finish since the race began in 1978.by North Sails Posted 13 Nov 06:02 AEDT Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe day 9 Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe day 9François Gabart says he's happy with his second-placed finishAt the moment, François Gabart says he's happy with his finish at Pointe-à-Pitre and to have been able to battle to the end, even though Francis Joyon stole the victory by taking the lead at the finishing line, just seven minutes ahead of him.by Route du Rhum Posted 13 Nov 05:51 AEDT Emirates Team NZ are first team in Cup Village Emirates Team NZ are first team in Cup VillageLong the Cinderella of America's Cup teams, Emirates Team NZ have now made it to the glass palaceAfter years of being cooped up in a grimy, gritty base, America's Cup victors Emirates Team New Zealand finally have a sparkling new home on Auckland's waterfront. Suzanne McFadden takes a look insideby Suzanne McFadden Posted 13 Nov 05:14 AEDT Joyon sets course record in the Route du Rhum Joyon sets course record in the Route du RhumJoyon sets course record in the Route du Rhum–Destination GuadeloupeFrance's Francis Joyon (62), sailing aboard IDEC Sport, crossed the Route du Rhum–Destination Guadeloupe's finishing line seven minutes and eight seconds ahead of Francois Gabart (FRA; 35), to set a new course record.by David Schmidt Posted 13 Nov 04:00 AEDT Optimist Asian/Oceanian Championship practice day Optimist Asian/Oceanian Championship practice dayTeams arrive in MyanmarYesterday marked the opening day of the 2018 Optimist Asian and Oceanian Championship, hosted by the Ngwe Saung Yacht Club and Resort with the support of the Myanmar Yachting Federation.by Fiona Kidd Posted 13 Nov 01:58 AEDT QLD 13 & 16ft Skiff State Championships heat 3 & 4 QLD 13 & 16ft Skiff State Championships heat 3 & 4Mighty Mite took out the day with Esprit Electrical winning on handicapHeat 3 and 4 of the Queensland State Championships was raced on Sunday at Darling Point in glamour conditions. RW retail managed to take out the double win in the 16s with Fire Stopping keeping them on their toes close behind.by Mitchell Pearson Posted 12 Nov 23:25 AEDT 12th China Cup International Regatta overall 12th China Cup International Regatta overallWanhang Longcheer has won back the Beneteau 40.7 trophyWanhang Longcheer has won back the Beneteau 40.7 trophy at the 12th China Cup. Steve McConaghy suffered a stressful few hours in the morning wondering if he was going to have to defend a slender two-point lead.by Andy Rice, SailingIntelligence.com Posted 12 Nov 23:00 AEDT Joyon snatches record-setting victory Joyon snatches record-setting victoryIn thrilling finale to Route du Rhum-Destination GuadeloupeIn the closest finish since it was first staged in 1978, the French ocean racing veteran Francis Joyon won the 40th anniversary Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe solo transatlantic race from Saint Malo to Pointe-À-Pitre early this morning.by Route du Rhum Posted 12 Nov 17:56 AEDT 2018 Melges 40 Grand Prix season concludes 2018 Melges 40 Grand Prix season concludesStig, Sikon and Inga on the podiumThe Lanzarote edition of the Melges 40 Grand Prix season has officially come to a close, as the tenth race has been run and the results are finalized for the 2018 ranking.by Melges 40 Class Posted 12 Nov 16:44 AEDT Minutes separate winners in Route du Rhum finish Minutes separate winners in Route du Rhum finishTwo lead boats Francis Joyon and François Gabart finish just over 7 minutes apartAfter a hard sail in the opening stanza of the Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe, the two lead boats Francis Joyon on IDEC Sport and François Gabart aboard Macif finished just over seven minutes apart after a thrilling finish at night in Guadeloupeby Sail-World.com Posted 12 Nov 15:07 AEDT Cabbage Tree Island Yacht Race overall Cabbage Tree Island Yacht Race overallSt Jude takes the overall win in IRC, ORCi and PHS divisionsAfter sailing just over 26 hours, with most of the time spent working upwind, CYCA Vice Commodore Noel Cornish and his team aboard St Jude have been declared the Overall Winner of the Audi Centre Sydney Cabbage Tree Island Race.by Hamish Hardy Posted 12 Nov 12:03 AEDT Red Bull Foiling Generation World Final Red Bull Foiling Generation World FinalNew Zealand victorious in MiamiAfter a year of qualifying races held all over the world, Isaac McHardie and William McKenzie from New Zealand emerged as the victors of the Red Bull Foiling Generation World Final. They've put themselves on the map as future stars in the sport.by Dan Palumbo Posted 12 Nov 11:08 AEDT Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe day 8 Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe day 8A foil and a rudder missing on the MACIF Trimaran"François never gives in," says Thomas Normand of the technical team. "The loss of the foil did not cause sufficient damage to force him to retire. Naturally, these hitches have had an impact on performance, but she is still fighting for a win."by Route du Rhum Posted 12 Nov 10:31 AEDT 12 Metre World Championship set for Newport 12 Metre World Championship set for NewportA sailing spectacle like no otherWith a little over eight months to go, Ida Lewis Yacht Club, the International Twelve Metre Association (ITMA) America's Fleet and the 12 Metre Yacht Club are gearing up for the largest-ever gathering of historic 12 Metre yachts in the U.S.by Barby MacGowan Posted 12 Nov 08:53 AEDT Oldest tale of them all Oldest tale of them allIn order to finish first, first you have to finishIn order to finish first, first you have to finish. Certainly felt for the Golden Globe Race leader, Jean-Luc Van Den Heede this week. He has so much daylight between he and second place, Mark Slats, that they are often up to two weather systems apart.by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS Posted 12 Nov 08:00 AEDT 12th China Cup International Regatta day 4 12th China Cup International Regatta day 4It's the Battle of Oz in the BeneteausRay Roberts gets better every day and has now manoeuvred BoomEgg - JoyOurs Team to just two points off the lead in the hotly contested Beneteau 40.7 at the China Cup International Regatta in Shenzhen.by Andy Rice, SailingIntelligence.com Posted 12 Nov 00:52 AEDT Maserati takes chequered flag and season crown Maserati takes chequered flag and season crownA frustrating stop-start beginning to day twoA tricky Pittwater shone, the MC38s sparkled and Neville Crichton's Maserati cleaned-up the class' closing seven-race Act 5 by a monumental 12 points, plus sealed the five-round season pointscore.by Lisa Ratcliff Posted 11 Nov 23:43 AEDT Hobart Combined Clubs Summer Pennant Race Hobart Combined Clubs Summer Pennant RaceHat-trick to Derwent doyen Don CalvertThe doyen of Hobart keelboat racing, Don Calvert, has given himself an early 83rd birthday present, scoring a hat-trick of wins with his 34-year-old yacht Intrigue in the Combined Clubs Summer Pennant on the River Derwent.by Peter Campbell Posted 11 Nov 17:42 AEDT Melges 40 Grand Prix at Lanzarote overall Melges 40 Grand Prix at Lanzarote overallRombelli conquers at the helm of StigCongratulations are in full order for 2018 Melges 40 Lanzarote Grand Prix Champion Alessandro Rombelli at the helm of Stig. Racing alongside was tactician Francesco Bruni, with crew members.by Melges 40 Class Posted 11 Nov 16:36 AEDT WA WASZP State Championship in Perth day 2 WA WASZP State Championship in Perth day 2Young Tom Devine is proving incredibly hard to beatIt was a sensational day 2 for the WA WASZP State Championships with Perth turning on another stunning afternoon for this exciting one design class. The championship has been split wide open with a lot of the sailors racing the boats for the first time.by Marc Ablett Posted 11 Nov 09:03 AEDT Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe day 7 Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe day 7Alex Thomson is still leading the fleet of IMOCAsOn the sixth day of racing in the Route du Rhum, British skipper Alex Thomson is still leading the fleet of IMOCAs. In the trade winds, he is being chased by three skippers, Paul Meilhat, Vincent Riou and Yann Eliès.by Route du Rhum Posted 11 Nov 06:49 AEDT WA Moth State Championship day 2 WA Moth State Championship day 2Max Puttman makes the best of the conditionsDay 2 proved a super critical day in terms of the overall leaderboard at the WA Moth State Championships. Session 1 of the day turned into a marginal race where most of the fleet were in low-riding mode for majority of the race.by Marc Ablett Posted 11 Nov 02:29 AEDT WA WASZP State Championship in Perth day 1 WA WASZP State Championship in Perth day 1Freshwater Bay providing stunning conditionsPerth turned on some absolutely stunning summer conditions for day 1 of the WA WASZP State Championship, with a late seabreeze kicking in at 12-15knots. Racing was held in Freshwater Bay providing some serious Friday night entertainment.by Marc Ablett Posted 11 Nov 01:28 AEDT RC44 Championship Tour finale starts next week RC44 Championship Tour finale starts next weekFleet will once again take to the waters of Cascais for final showdownHaving defended their World Championship trophy last month, becoming the first team ever to claim a hat trick of RC44 World titles, Vladimir Prosikhin and tactician Dean Barker of Team Nika currently lead the fleet.by RC44 Class Association Posted 11 Nov 01:17 AEDT 12th China Cup International Regatta day 3 12th China Cup International Regatta day 3Cheung Kong team wins round the island raceCheung Kong Sailing Club Team moved to the top of the Beneteau 40.7 leaderboard after a solid performance on day three of the China Cup International Regatta in Shenzhen. Jono Rankine steered his crew across the finish line of the 19-mile race.by Andy Rice, SailingIntelligence.com Posted 11 Nov 00:15 AEDT Return of Athos and the Flying Machines Return of Athos and the Flying MachinesSet for the 2019 RORC Caribbean 600The 2019 RORC Caribbean 600 is set to be a spectacular edition of the fantastic 600 nautical mile race around 11 Caribbean islands. Of the early entries, the largest yacht competing will be the 203ft schooner Athosby Louay Habib Posted 10 Nov 23:36 AEDT North Sails Weekly Debrief North Sails Weekly Debrief36th America's Cup, A-Cat Preview, 3Di For All, Solo Skipper Trusts NorthNorth Sails is once again leading the way in the America's Cup as three of four teams have confirmed North Sails as their supplier of choice.by North Sails Posted 10 Nov 23:00 AEDT Comanche claims Cabbage Tree Island Line Honours Comanche claims Cabbage Tree Island Line HonoursContinuing fine form ahead of Rolex Sydney HobartJim Cooney and Samantha Grant's 100-footer Comanche has met a forecast southerly change head-on, surging to the finish line to capture Line Honours in Race 4 of the Audi Centre Sydney Blue Water Pointscore (Audi Centre Sydney BWPS) series.by DJ Munro, CYCA Posted 10 Nov 17:43 AEDT Laura Baldwin's view on the scuttling of the Finn Laura Baldwin's view on the scuttling of the FinnWTF* should never be a question after a decision is made for any change at the Olympic GamesWTF* should never be a question after a decision is made for any change at the Olympic Games. Changes should be made long enough in advance not to immediately impact people's lives in such a devastating way. There should be no shock surprises. by Laura Baldwin Posted 10 Nov 17:28 AEDT WA Moth State Championship day 1 WA Moth State Championship day 1Moths on the boil over in the West!Perth turned on some absolutely stunning summer conditions for day 1 of the WA Moth State Championship, with a late sea-breeze kicking in at 12-15 knots.by Marc Ablett Posted 10 Nov 17:08 AEDT The Sydney Beneteau Cup: A 27-year commitment The Sydney Beneteau Cup: A 27-year commitment27th anniversary celebrated at the end of OctoberSet against the iconic backdrop of the Sydney Opera House in Australia, the Sydney Beneteau Cup celebrated its 27th anniversary at the end of October.by Beneteau Asia Pacific Posted 10 Nov 16:58 AEDT Melges 40 Grand Prix at Lanzarote day 2 Melges 40 Grand Prix at Lanzarote day 2Rombelli's STIG extends leadWith six races complete at the 2018 Melges 40 Grand Prix in Lanzarote, Alessandro Rombelli's STIG (Francesco Bruni, tactician) has extended his lead in the most impressive manner.by Melges 40 Class Posted 10 Nov 12:02 AEDT American Magic show off AC75 test boat - Video American Magic show off AC75 test boat - VideoFirst team video of their AC75 surrogate nick named "The Mule" as she foils on Narragansett BayAmerican Magic, the New York Yacht Club's entry in the 36th America's Cup, has released the first team video of their AC75 surrogate nick named "The Mule" as it foils on Narragansett Bay. In this revealing video we can see the 38ft long Mule tucked inby American Magic Posted 10 Nov 11:38 AEDT Multi-Million investment comes to an end Multi-Million investment comes to an endAfter pumping USD$20million into match racing owner Håkan Svensson now wants outSwedish businessman and passionate sailor Håkan Svensson had a long pedigree of supporting professional sailing when he bought the World Match Racing Tour in 2015. Now after spending three years and tens of millions of dollars transforming the event almosby Justin Chisholm, Yachtracing.life Posted 10 Nov 11:15 AEDT Italians condemn changes made to 2024 Olympics Italians condemn changes made to 2024 OlympicsIs the future of sailing at risk? Well, the president of the Italian Sailing Federation is worried…Italian sailing website Farevela.net interviews with the President of the Italian sailing federation soon after his return from last weekend's Annual Conference of World Sailing, where it was decided to have a Mixed Two-Person Offshore event in 2024.by Michele Tognozzi Posted 10 Nov 09:36 AEDT Mike Golding: Sailing can be a peoples sport Mike Golding: Sailing can be a peoples sportOne of the veterans of short handed racing gives some insights into the Olympic eventFrench newsletter Tip & Shaft interviewed Mike Golding a veteran of the trans-oceanic and short-handed scene since 1992. The main point of interest centred around his views on the proposed Mixed Two-Person Offshore keelboat eventby Tip and Shaft Posted 10 Nov 09:21 AEDT Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe day 6 Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe day 6Sunshine and shorts time as Thomson looks to capitalizeAfter five days of tough racing in the 2018 Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe solo transatlantic race from Saint Malo to Pointe-à-Pitre in the French Caribbean, Britain's Alex Thomson is in good spirits and looking to put the hammer down on Hugo Boss.by Route du Rhum Posted 10 Nov 05:15 AEDT Route du Rhum IMOCA analysis by Morgan Lagravière Route du Rhum IMOCA analysis by Morgan LagravièreFour skippers are sailing in the trade winds and are now battling it out to win this raceWhile Yannick Bestaven has unfortunately been forced to retire, Jérémie Beyou, Alexia Barrier, Fabrice Amedeo, Manuel Cousin and Romain Attanasio intend to set sail again after carrying out pit stops.by IMOCA Globe Series Posted 10 Nov 01:34 AEDT The US SailGP team - Images and Video in the F50 The US SailGP team - Images and Video in the F50The US SailGP team has started their training sessions off Whangarei, Northland, New ZealandThe US SailGP team has started their training sessions off Whangarei, Northland, New Zealandby Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com Posted 10 Nov 00:56 AEDT 12th China Cup International Regatta day 2 12th China Cup International Regatta day 2Cheung Kong closes gap after Longcheer's Doldrums momentCheung Kong Sailing Team closed to just a point off the lead of the Beneteau 40.7 fleet after an up and down day of light winds at the China Cup International Regatta in Shenzhen.by Andy Rice, SailingIntelligence.com Posted 10 Nov 00:29 AEDT
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