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Third time not so lucky in Brisbane to Gladstone Third time not so lucky in Brisbane to Gladstone Around half an hour into the 2019 Brisbane to Gladstone Race, Mat Allen's Botin 52 lost her rig. Around half an hour into the 2019 Brisbane to Gladstone Race, Mat Allen's Botin 52 lost her rig. This has put paid to there hopes of securing a hat trick of overall wins in the event. by John Curnow Posted 19 Apr 05:04 UTC Gilmour brothers 3rd place at Genoa World Cup Gilmour brothers 3rd place at Genoa World Cup West Australian brothers maintained third place in the 49er class West Australian brothers David and Lachy Gilmour have maintained third place in the 49er class at the Hempel World Cup Series – Round 3, on a day that produced a little more breeze and diverse results for the Australian Sailing Team. by Di Pearson Posted 19 Apr 00:50 UTC 37th Lake Garda Optimist Meeting day 1 37th Lake Garda Optimist Meeting day 1 1164 entries from forty countries worldwide The first day of the 37th Garda Meeting Optimist, event that counts this year on 1164 entries from forty countries worldwide, comes to and end with two races completed in the waters of North Lake Garda, with great breeze conditions. by Fraglia Vela Riva Posted 18 Apr 22:10 UTC XXI Europe Meeting: Final battle in Torbole XXI Europe Meeting: Final battle in Torbole 130 sailors of both sexes enjoying this ex-Olympic class On the occasion of the twenty-first edition of the Europe Class Meeting organized by the Circolo Vela Torbole, 130 participants from 13 countries, have given nine races that decided the podium only after the last one. by Elena Giolai Posted 18 Apr 19:59 UTC Hempel World Cup Series Genoa day 4 Hempel World Cup Series Genoa day 4 Hat-trick puts Dutch 49erFX team in pole position Odile van Aanholt and Marieke Jongens (NED) snapped up a hat trick of race wins in the 49erFX to propel themselves into pole position at the Hempel World Cup Series event in Genoa, Italy. by Daniel Smith, World Sailing Posted 18 Apr 17:51 UTC IMOCA annual general meeting: a thriving class IMOCA annual general meeting: a thriving class Antoine Mermod was reappointed as President The IMOCA class annual general meeting was held in Lorient on Tuesday 16th April in the presence of the skippers and their representatives. It was an opportunity to look at the measures that have been taken and to talk about current matters by IMOCA Globe Series Posted 18 Apr 17:04 UTC Meet the Clipper Race skippers: Seumas Kellock Meet the Clipper Race skippers: Seumas Kellock He will race around the world for the second time With all eleven Clipper 2019-20 Race Skippers now revealed, it's time to find out more about them as individuals. by Clipper Round the World Posted 18 Apr 16:00 UTC 'This is a special race' 'This is a special race' The Ocean Race means so much to New Zealand Kiwi Race veteran Tony Rae on working with Bianca Cook's NZ-flagged campaign – and why The Ocean Race means so much to New Zealand. by Jonno Turner Posted 18 Apr 09:26 UTC Allen Brothers gains ISO 9001 accreditation Allen Brothers gains ISO 9001 accreditation Recognition for British company from the United Kingdom Accreditation Service The UK's leading manufacturer of performance sailing hardware, Allen Brothers, has recently undergone an audit to gain ISO 9001 certification, and as a result, the British company now has accreditation. by Ben Harden Posted 18 Apr 08:00 UTC Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta: Ready about Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta: Ready about Thirteen nations with oceans of blue water between them The 2019 fleet is in, representing thirteen nations with oceans of blue water between them. Every boat making its way to the contest has a story, some of which we've yet to hear. by Jan Hein Posted 18 Apr 06:25 UTC 2019 505 Euro Cup kicks off in Cannes 2019 505 Euro Cup kicks off in Cannes More than 30 boats are expected to compete The first leg of the 2019 505 Euro Cup commences this Friday at Yacht Club de Cannes and more than 30 boats are expected to compete. by Michael Quirk Posted 18 Apr 04:23 UTC Transpac: Top Kiwi racer USA bound Transpac: Top Kiwi racer USA bound Squadron Member Brian Petersen is setting off with his crew on Ran Tan II for the Transpac start RNZYS member Brian Petersen who owns the Elliott 50 Ran Tan II – a mainstay in Squadron club racing - will later this month set sail on a journey that will take him up to Los Angeles where they will compete in the famous Transpac Yacht Race. by Andrew Delves- RNZYS Posted 18 Apr 02:43 UTC Les Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille day 3 Les Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille day 3 Local knowledge pays off for Round Island Race For today's tricky Round the Island race at Les Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille, local knowledge paid off for the race veterans that knew how to successfully navigate the challenges and opportunities on the 24 - 32 nautical mile courses by Laura Muma Posted 18 Apr 02:15 UTC Another light day at Genoa World Cup Series Another light day at Genoa World Cup Series Another light day at Genoa World Cup Series Another poor day weather-wise at the Hempel World Cup Series – Round 3, with race officials forced to cancel all racing in the Laser and for the 470s, which are yet to race, while the Laser Radial sailors started their campaign with just one race by Di Pearson Posted 18 Apr 01:23 UTC The grind is on for Emirates Team NZ's sailors The grind is on for Emirates Team NZ's sailors Two years out from the 36th America's Cup and the grind is on for Emirates Team New Zealand's sailin Two years out from the 36th America's Cup and the grind is on for Emirates Team New Zealand's sailing team. by Emirates Team New Zealand Posted 17 Apr 22:04 UTC Sir Robin: 50 Year Golden Globe Anniversary plans Sir Robin: 50 Year Golden Globe Anniversary plans 22 April, 2019, marks an astounding 50 years A personal quest, inspired by Sir Francis Chichester's single-stop circumnavigation in 1967, Robin faced many challenges along his journey. by Clipper Race Posted 17 Apr 19:00 UTC Hempel World Cup Series Genoa day 3 Hempel World Cup Series Genoa day 3 The 67-boat fleet is split into blue and yellow for the qualification series Laser Radial racing commenced on the third day of competition at Hempel World Cup Series Genoa and Line Flem Høst (NOR) and Switzerland's Maud Jayet took the first race wins of the series to share an early lead. by Daniel Smith, World Sailing Posted 17 Apr 17:49 UTC 2019 RS:X European & Youth Europeans - Mallorca 2019 RS:X European & Youth Europeans - Mallorca 333 competitors coming from 41 different nations The 2019 RS:X Windsurfing European and Youth European Championships & Open Trophy closed with four scintillating medal races held in near perfect conditions in Mallorca, Spain. by RS:X Class Posted 17 Apr 16:21 UTC 2019 Melges 24 North Americans preview 2019 Melges 24 North Americans preview It is anticipated that 50 or more teams will race at Grand Traverse YC 2019 Melges 24 North American Championship (NAC) hosted by the Grand Traverse Yacht Club (GTYC) in Traverse City, Mich. taking place August 15-18, has climbed to an impressive 36 teams registered several months in advance of the entry deadline. by IM24CA Posted 17 Apr 16:08 UTC WMRT World Championship final skippers announced WMRT World Championship final skippers announced List of world class sailors features three former match racing world champions The 2018-2019 WMRT Championship Final will conclude the extended 2018 WMRT season as announced last month. The winner of the event will be crowned 2018-2019 Match Racing World Champion as sanctioned by World Sailing by World Match Racing Tour Posted 17 Apr 12:53 UTC 6 become 8 as RS21s take on Charleston Race Week 6 become 8 as RS21s take on Charleston Race Week Eight of the keelboats battle in challenging conditions On Thursday afternoon Sail22, the RS21 delivery partner for North America, greeted eight charter crews as they headed out in 11-17 knots to practice in the notoriously tough conditions Charleston Harbour provides. by Vikki Payne, RS Sailing Posted 17 Apr 11:00 UTC 2019 RS:X European & Youth Europeans day 5 2019 RS:X European & Youth Europeans day 5 Dutch dominate European medal races Medal race day at the RS:X Europeans and Youth Europeans turned into a blast around Palma bay as Mallorca turned it on to end the championships in epic fashion. by Bas Edmonds Posted 17 Apr 10:03 UTC Hong Kong to Puerto Galera Yacht Race start Hong Kong to Puerto Galera Yacht Race start The Race takes competitors 650nm across the South China Sea to Puerto Galera With a port and starboard incident after the start which resulted in Surfdude retiring with bow damage, Blackjack has made her way back to RHKYC where she is currently undertaking repairs to her port side and hopes to be on her way as soon as possible. by RHKYC Media Posted 17 Apr 09:57 UTC RS:X Europeans podium sailors set to compete RS:X Europeans podium sailors set to compete At the 2019 Medemblik Regatta The RS:X European Champions Lilian de Geus, Kiran Badloe and Fabien Pianazza will compete at the Medemblik Regatta in May. Badloe's biggest rival and training partner, Dorian van Rijsselberge, came in second at the Europeans. by Medemblik Regatta Posted 17 Apr 09:46 UTC PROtect Tapes take on regatta plastic pollution PROtect Tapes take on regatta plastic pollution Biodegradable and compostable hull stickers available Experts at creating products designed to tackle chafing, abrasion, scratches, damages, ageing, and wear, PROtect Tapes have now honed their unique technical film know-how to create biodegradable and compostable bow and hull stickers by Kerri Robson Posted 17 Apr 08:00 UTC Les Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille day 2 Les Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille day 2 Patterns and protests in a Caribbean-perfect easterly Day Two delivered a Caribbean-perfect easterly 15-17 knots for the 10th edition of Les Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille for the 1,000+ sailors to complete one distance race between 21 - 34 miles dependent upon their class. by Laura Muma Posted 17 Apr 01:44 UTC Light racing at Genoa World Cup Series Light racing at Genoa World Cup Series A difficult day for sailors and race officials A difficult day for sailors and race officials alike at the Hempel World Cup Series – Round 3, Genoa, as the wind gods offered up the minimum breeze, meaning very few races were held and racing cancelled for the day in most classes by Di Pearson Posted 17 Apr 01:24 UTC Hempel World Cup Series Genoa day 2 Hempel World Cup Series Genoa day 2 Tomasgaard and Stipanovic took hard earned yellow and blue fleet victories The Italian city was hit with a light 5-6 knot wind on the second day of competition which meant that the split Laser fleet could only complete one race apiece. by Daniel Smith, World Sailing Posted 16 Apr 17:30 UTC Praxes to provide medical support for Clipper Race Praxes to provide medical support for Clipper Race Clipper Race is continuing its partnership with Praxes Medical Group Praxes will play a crucial behind-the-scenes role as Global Medical Support Partner to the Clipper 2019-20 Race setting sail this summer. Drawing on 22 years of experience in providing bespoke medical support and immediate access to its team of doctors. by Kathryn Pridie Posted 16 Apr 16:49 UTC Countdown to Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta Countdown to Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta Highly anticipated courses, new this year, are the talk of the harbour The spirit of Antigua's Classic Yacht Regatta and toasts of Mount Gay Rum raise skyward as each member of the 2019 fleet sails in. by Jan Hein Posted 16 Apr 15:31 UTC Admirals' Regatta and South African ORC Nationals Admirals' Regatta and South African ORC Nationals The only offshore open class dinghy regatta in the Cape Town Sailing Calendar. Hout Bay Yacht Club's 2019 Admiral's Regatta was the host for the inaugural 2019 South African ORC National Championships, two other keelboat classes and is the only offshore open class dinghy regatta in the Cape Town Sailing Calendar. by Kirsten Veenstra Posted 16 Apr 12:24 UTC Gladwell's Line: Laser ruckus..Cup timelines Gladwell's Line: Laser ruckus..Cup timelines In a piece of lousy timing, the Laser class is split In a piece of lousy timing, the Laser class is split after the predominant builder in the class LaserPerformance had their building licence cancelled, just after World Sailing had conducting an Evaluation Trial for the Laser's two Olympic Events. by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz Posted 16 Apr 12:12 UTC Porto Montenegro hosts successful RC44 regatta Porto Montenegro hosts successful RC44 regatta Brilliant for top-level sailing, pro racers say The 44Cup Porto Montenegro (10-14th April 2019) has been hosted by world-renowned superyacht marina, Porto Montenegro in Tivat, Montenegro, for the first time ever. by Alexander Razinkov Posted 16 Apr 12:07 UTC Meet the Clipper Race skippers: Chris Brooks Meet the Clipper Race skippers: Chris Brooks "You get out of life what you put into it" Clipper 2019-20 Race Skipper Chris Brooks' experience, enthusiasm and impressive track record for podium success is certainly testament to his above life motto. by Clipper Round the World Posted 16 Apr 11:02 UTC Les Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille underway Les Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille underway 10th edition starts with picture-perfect conditions Picture-perfect conditions greeted the fleets to kickstart the 10th anniversary edition of Les Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille as the nine classes raced around the west side of St. Barth on racecourses ranging from 24 - 36 nautical miles in 15 by Laura Muma Posted 16 Apr 05:14 UTC America's Cup: New Sponsor signs with Emirates TNZ America's Cup: New Sponsor signs with Emirates TNZ Emirates Team New Zealand signs HP as new Official Sponsor Leading technology supplier, HP has strengthened its collaboration with Emirates Team New Zealand, rejoining for the 36th America's Cup campaign as an Official Sponsor by Hamish Hooper, Emirates Team New Zealand Posted 16 Apr 01:26 UTC Gilmour brothers off to a flying start at Genoa Gilmour brothers off to a flying start at Genoa Hempel World Cup Series Round 3 underway in Italy West Australian brothers David and Lachy Gilmour got the Australian Sailing Team (AST) efforts off to a flying start at the Hempel World Cup Series – Round 3, Genoa being held from 15 to 21 April. by Di Pearson Posted 16 Apr 01:16 UTC Star Sailors League Gold Cup Star Sailors League Gold Cup Like the football World Cup in sailing This will see each nation's top sailing athletes team together into a single crew and then race against one another aboard high performance 47 foot long one design monohulls to establish 'the world's best sailing nation'. by Star Sailors League Posted 15 Apr 17:16 UTC Fresh In - Tiller Extensions Fresh In - Tiller Extensions From three big players: Spinlock, Harken and Ronstan We are excited to now introduce six ranges of tiller extensions on upffront.com, from three big players: Spinlock, Harken and Ronstan. by Kerri Robson Posted 15 Apr 16:00 UTC Aïna Enfance et avenir wins 2019 Défi Atlantique Aïna Enfance et avenir wins 2019 Défi Atlantique Fast start and an area without wind to negotiate in the Gulf of Gascony Following his night time arrival in La Rochelle in second place of the second stage between Horta and La Rochelle, Aymeric Chappellier wins the Défi Atlantique on the basis of the combined race time for the two legs from Pointe-à-Pitre. by Veronique Largeau Posted 15 Apr 15:57 UTC
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