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Cup news, Rolex Sydney Hobart Race, GGR 2018 Cup news, Rolex Sydney Hobart Race, GGR 2018 Latest newsletter from David Schmidt of Sail-World If you're like me, the sound of Christmas music sends you running for the marina. Fortunately, the sailing world has been generating plenty of attention-grabbing news as of late. by David Schmidt Posted 18 Dec 18:00 UTC Vinkeveen End of Season Regatta Vinkeveen End of Season Regatta The WVA decided fairly spontaneously it was Aero time The WVA at Vinkeveen decided fairly spontaneously that it was still time for an RS Aero Regatta (after their own season ending). That spontaneity was enthusiastically embraced by the German and Dutch RS Aero sailors. by Dutch RS Aero Class Posted 18 Dec 17:49 UTC Countdown begins for 2019 Moth Worlds Countdown begins for 2019 Moth Worlds One year to prepare for Perth The club is set for a massive event with Perth's iconic sea breezes and flat river waters providing what will be the perfect race track for these exciting foiling machines. by Harry Fisher Posted 18 Dec 13:02 UTC West Marine J/70 Worlds Documentary West Marine J/70 Worlds Documentary 91 teams from 18 different countries battle it out The depth of talent in the fleet was unprecedented with Olympic Gold Medallist, America's Cup winners, and world champions vying for one of the biggest world championship is the modern era. by ICARUS Sports Posted 18 Dec 11:00 UTC ETF26 European circuit planned for 2019 ETF26 European circuit planned for 2019 Jean-Pierre Dick plans events for 'Easy to Fly' foilers Following their first season of racing in 2018, the ETF26 crews are ready to take up the challenge again on European sailing grounds in 2019. The ETF26 Series circuit will include two major regattas in France, next year. by Easy To Fly Posted 18 Dec 10:13 UTC Dragons feature new Allen fitout Dragons feature new Allen fitout Working with world-class boat builders Petticrows UK performance sailing hardware manufacturer, Allen Brothers, has been working with world-class boat builders and International Dragon Class experts, Petticrows, to deliver an 8-boat project that aims to promote international racing. by Ben Harden, Allen Brothers Posted 18 Dec 09:00 UTC German family affair German family affair In the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race German yachtsman Freddy Boehnert has sailed over 18,000 nautical miles on his X-50 Lunatix, just to contest the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia's (CYCA) 2018 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race – unusual – as European owners normally ship their boats by Di Pearson Posted 18 Dec 06:27 UTC 30th edition of Asia's blue water classic 30th edition of Asia's blue water classic Rolex China Sea Race 2020 Notice of Race out now The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club has released the Notice of Race (English and Chinese) and opened entry for the 58th Anniversary of the Rolex China Sea Race. by RHKYC media Posted 18 Dec 04:09 UTC Star & Stripes gets a lot of traction with fans Star & Stripes gets a lot of traction with fans In a marketing masterstroke "Stars & Stripes" received an instant response from America's Cup fans Last Thursday's announcement that the fifth accepted Challenge for the America's Cup would carry the name "Stars & Stripes" received quite a remarkable reception from the New Zealand media, and indeed worldwide. by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz Posted 17 Dec 23:17 UTC GGR Day 164: Jean-Luc's lead cut by 154 miles GGR Day 164: Jean-Luc's lead cut by 154 miles Istvan escapes one storm only to risk running into another Dutchman Mark Slats has taken a further 154 miles out French Race leader Jean-Luc Van Den Heede over the past seven days, reducing the gap to 794 miles with 4,300 miles still to run before the winner returns to Les Sables d'Olonne at the end of January. by Barry Pickthall, Golden Globe Race Posted 17 Dec 16:37 UTC Spinlock introduces GlowSpot® Spinlock introduces GlowSpot® Another innovative feature to its DURO range Spinlock is pleased to announce that it will be introducing yet another innovative feature to its DURO range of commercial marine lifejackets in the form of a new bladder that uses Glowspot® retro-reflection technology. by Spinlock Posted 17 Dec 12:00 UTC GKA Kite-Surf World Tour Torquay, Round 7 overall GKA Kite-Surf World Tour Torquay, Round 7 overall GKA KSWT Australia Final result and 2018 Champions crowned After a few days of faltering winds, a fair bit of waiting and consistent but mostly onshore surf, Point Danger delivered cross-off winds and peeling waves for an epic final round in the men's single eliminations. by Matt Pearce Posted 17 Dec 09:40 UTC Structural Furling Forestays Structural Furling Forestays An increasingly popular, lightweight alternative Continuous line furlers, together with a torsional cable, is an alternative furling system for the main structural forestay. This is an increasingly popular, lightweight choice for both racing and cruising sailors. by Phil Anniss Posted 17 Dec 09:00 UTC Intense preparation with nine days to go Intense preparation with nine days to go One team have 101 Sydney Hobart races between them Intense preparation is the name of the game as realisation dawns on owners and crews that only nine days remain before the start of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia's (CYCA) 2018 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. by Di Pearson Posted 17 Dec 07:05 UTC Mr America's Cup on the latest Cup news Mr America's Cup on the latest Cup news Dennis Conner, a four time winner of the Auld Mug updates on the latest Challenges Mr America's Cup, Dennis Conner, a veteran of nine contests for the Auld Mug, winning four, gives his insights into the US America's Cup Challenges, including the new Stars & Stripes team by Sail-World.com/nz Posted 17 Dec 03:43 UTC Images of American Magic's AM38 in foiling flight Images of American Magic's AM38 in foiling flight Image gallery of "The Mule" foiling in Newport RI and now in Florida American Magic, the New York yacht Club's entry in the 36th America's Cup in March 2021 have released new images of the AC75 surrogate, formerly known as "the Mule" (presumably a euphemism for the team's workhorse), she now labeled the AM38. by Sail-World.com/nz Posted 17 Dec 01:57 UTC American Magic release images of AM38 in build American Magic release images of AM38 in build American Magic has released some images of the 38fter under construction The New York Yacht Club's entry in the 2021 America's Cup, American Magic was the first to launch a full-size surrogate yacht (12metre overall or 38ft). American Magic has released some images of the 38fter under construction by Sail-World.com/NZ Posted 17 Dec 00:20 UTC In memoriam In memoriam 20th anniversary of the infamous, and tragic 1998 Sydney to Hobart This year marks the 20th anniversary of the infamous, and tragic 1998 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. A lot has changed since then, from boat design to safety procedures, and so thankfully there has not been a repeat. by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS Posted 16 Dec 21:00 UTC Follow Sailing Uma as they travel the world Follow Sailing Uma as they travel the world B&G® pleased to announce their support Selling everything they owned, leaving the rat race behind, follow the journey of a young couple as they navigate the world. by Dulcie Allen Posted 16 Dec 14:00 UTC 2018 Sail Melbourne International overall 2018 Sail Melbourne International overall Olympians secure medals on day 4 After challenging race disruptions over the four-day event, caused by the current weather system sitting over Australia's east coast, it was a welcome finish for the close to 400 competitors from all across Australia and from 18 countries. by Cora Zillich Posted 16 Dec 11:50 UTC D-Marin ORC World Championship open for entry D-Marin ORC World Championship open for entry 2019 event should attract around 150 boats and 1,000 sailors Except in D-Marin Mandalina, the sailing boats will also be berthed on beautiful Sibenik waterfront promenade, so locals and their guests will be able to see them from up close. by ORC Media Posted 16 Dec 11:09 UTC Dates and teams are announced for Nord Stream Race Dates and teams are announced for Nord Stream Race Connecting Baltics through Sport An idea becomes a tradition: The 8th edition of the Nord Stream Race will take place from 23 June to 5 July 2019. Under the motto "Connecting Baltics through Sport", the race starts in Kiel and travels more than 1,000 nautical miles. by Nord Stream Race Posted 16 Dec 10:22 UTC 18ft Skiff NSW Championship race 4 18ft Skiff NSW Championship race 4 An awesome display of power sailing by the Smeg team The Smeg 18ft Skiff team of Michael Coxon, Ricky Bridge and Mike McKensey gave an awesome display of power sailing as they tamed the 25-knot, gusting to 30-knots, North East wind to take out Race 4 of the NSW 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour. by Frank Quealey Posted 16 Dec 07:45 UTC GKA Kite-Surf World Tour Torquay, Round 7 day 4 GKA Kite-Surf World Tour Torquay, Round 7 day 4 GKA KSWT Australia Men's single full action finals and women's result It was another early start this morning as the men rigged up in the dark preparing for a 06:00 AM kick off at Point Danger. The wind was more side shore than yesterday with a slightly improved swell angle as well which made for some decent conditions by Matt Pearce Posted 16 Dec 00:22 UTC A great Rhum A great Rhum 40th anniversary proved to be a memorable edition The 40th anniversary Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe proved to be a memorable edition, with big crowds turning out in Saint Malo to see the record fleet of 123 boats in six divisions start the 3,542-nautical mile race to Pointe-à-Pitre. by Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe Posted 15 Dec 20:55 UTC 2018 Sail Melbourne International day 3 2018 Sail Melbourne International day 3 Australian Sailing Team sailors in medal positions ahead of final day It was another late day of sailing on the penultimate day of Sail Melbourne International (13-16 December 2018) with only the Finn, Nacra 17/15, Opti and BicTechno classes getting some racing in. by Cora Zillich Posted 15 Dec 14:39 UTC North Sails Weekly Debrief North Sails Weekly Debrief RORC Transatlantic, Minden in the news, RC44 Season Champs, Superyacht Hub Clients race 3,000 miles from Lanzarote to Grenada, winning five divisions and a new race record. by North Sails Posted 15 Dec 12:00 UTC "The Ocean Race" is born in Paris "The Ocean Race" is born in Paris Good progress was made and celebrated in Paris this week Good progress was made and celebrated in Paris this week with IMOCA ratifying a version of their class rule for fully crewed events. “We intend to issue the Notice of Race and open the entry period in the coming days ” - Richard Brisius by The Ocean Race media Posted 15 Dec 10:09 UTC Volvo Ocean Race retitled for 2021 edition Volvo Ocean Race retitled for 2021 edition Further details revealed about The Ocean Race, the son and heir of the Volvo Ocean Race In the Espace 2000 at Paris' annual Salon Nautic further details about The Ocean Race, the son and heir of the Volvo Ocean Race, were announced by co-owners Richard Brisius and Johan Salén long time partners in Atlant Racing by Tip & Shaft Posted 15 Dec 08:56 UTC Ocean Respect Racing by Il Duce Ocean Respect Racing by Il Duce Back in the day, there were literally just a handful of women in ocean racing. Back in the day, there were literally just a handful of women in ocean racing. I know this because I knew them all. by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS Posted 14 Dec 23:14 UTC Reverso: The boat of the future is here Reverso: The boat of the future is here A unique innovation, a super simple portable dinghy The developers have already raised 500,000 euros for their first round of fundraising. Sixty dinghies have been sold in 24 months. Voted "boat of the year" in the United States. It uses technologies directly developed from aeronautics. by Matthieu / Sillages Posted 14 Dec 22:01 UTC 2018 Sail Melbourne International day 2 2018 Sail Melbourne International day 2 Four seasons in one day at day two Season's Greetings was the theme at day two of Sail Melbourne International 2018, with sailors battling the elements of sun, rain, not enough and then too much wind on Port Phillip today. by Cora Zillich Posted 14 Dec 21:38 UTC Yanmar principal partner for Dragon Gold Cup 2019 Yanmar principal partner for Dragon Gold Cup 2019 The Dutch Dragon Class Association is proud to announce a high value partnership with YANMAR Co. Ltd The Dutch Dragon Class Association has entered into cooperation with Yanmar, the Japan based industrial equipment manufacturer, for the company to be the principal partner during the Dragon Gold Cup Event 2019. by Fiona Brown Posted 14 Dec 14:52 UTC Join Ancasta at the Dusseldorf Boat Show 2019 Join Ancasta at the Dusseldorf Boat Show 2019 The largest indoor boatshow on the planet is now only six weeks away! The largest indoor boatshow on the planet is now only six weeks away and with no London Boat Show this year, our appointment book for Dusseldorf viewings is filling up fast! by Ancasta International Posted 14 Dec 14:00 UTC J/99 world debut at Paris International Boat Show J/99 world debut at Paris International Boat Show J/99 on display in Hall 1 / Stand 1 G62 The much anticipated introduction of the extraordinary J/99 shorthanded offshore speedster will be taking place at the famous "Salon Nautique", a.k.a. the Paris International Boat Show by J/Boats Posted 14 Dec 13:54 UTC From Theory to Practice From Theory to Practice The Hard Route to Ultimate Boatspeed We speak to Hyde Sails' Nigel & Jack Grogan. It has been noticeable that their strategy for the last four years has been to concentrate on specific dinghy and small keelboat classes, making sure they are getting it right. by Mark Jardine Posted 14 Dec 12:00 UTC Winter foiling news, the 2018 review Winter foiling news, the 2018 review Early events for the F101 have also shown that this versatility is taken into the racing At present we are planning to winter at Pro Vela in Spain, moving to France as it warms up and then visiting the UK for the summer before transferring back to Spain for an Autumn and winter programme. by Rob Andrews, Foiling World Posted 14 Dec 11:21 UTC 18ft Skiff 'Supercup' in Sydney 18ft Skiff 'Supercup' in Sydney Many past JJ Giltinan (world) champions return for one day only Following a day of consistent rain, a brief thunderstorm, low visibility and light winds, the inaugural Australian 18 Footers League 18ft Skiff Supercup races got under way in poor sailing conditions, but the weather improved. by Frank Quealey Posted 14 Dec 09:55 UTC Mothquito nominated best design Foiling Awards Mothquito nominated best design Foiling Awards Foiling Awards, the greatest recognition a foiling boat can achieve worldwide Foiling Awards, organised by Foiling Week, are the greatest recognition a foiling boat can achieve worldwide. by Mothquito Foiling Catamaran Posted 14 Dec 06:40 UTC American Magic opens Base at Port of Pensacola American Magic opens Base at Port of Pensacola A large and protected flat water training venue in Florida New York Yacht Club American Magic, U.S. Challenger for the 36th America's Cup, today announced that the Port of Pensacola will serve as the team's winter training base in late 2018 and early 2019. The team was formed in 2017 to win the America's Cup. by Will Ricketson Posted 13 Dec 21:59 UTC
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