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Put your two hands together, please… Put your two hands together, please… Going shorthanded has been loved by many for ages Going shorthanded has been loved by many for ages. The French have certainly been great exponents of this method of sailing, and it also has traction in the Pacific, as well. by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS Posted 16 Jun 22:00 UTC Melges 20 World League Scarlino overall Melges 20 World League Scarlino overall More success for Russian Bogatyrs The third European event of the Melges 20 World League 2019 came to an end with the success of Russian Bogatyrs of Igor Rytov on the race course of Club Nautico Scarlino. by Melges 20 Eurpean Class Association Posted 16 Jun 19:53 UTC La Solitaie URGO Le Figaro stage 3 kicks off La Solitaie URGO Le Figaro stage 3 kicks off A perfect spectacle for the huge crowds in northern Brittany today French 2012 Olympian Pierre Leboucher, who lies second overall, stole the limelight from local heroes Armel Le Cléach and Jérémie Beyou as the third stage of La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro started on the Bay of Morlaix in northern Brittany today. by La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro Posted 16 Jun 19:25 UTC 20 nations to compete in the 2019 Star Worlds 20 nations to compete in the 2019 Star Worlds Eight of the participating teams are former Star World Champions In order for the World Championship to be valid at least six races will need to be complete, with a single round the buoys race scheduled each day, covering a total distance of approximately 10 nautical miles. by Rachele Vitello Posted 16 Jun 18:41 UTC Cowes Week launches new Team Trophy Cowes Week launches new Team Trophy This might become an international competition Cowes Week Ltd is delighted to announce updates to its Inter-Club Team Trophy with changes to the entry criteria designed to make it a more all-round competition across the 800 boat fleet and significantly to encourage more international entries. by Cowes Week Ltd Posted 16 Jun 15:49 UTC Rolex Giraglia 2019 prizegiving Rolex Giraglia 2019 prizegiving Course set for the 2020 edition The prizegiving on the observatory deck of the Yacht Club de Monaco closed the 67th edition of the Rolex Giraglia 2019. Several prizes were awarded and there was a good number of entries in this Mediterranean classic. by Yacht Club Italiano Posted 16 Jun 15:09 UTC 2019 Marion Bermuda Race day 3 2019 Marion Bermuda Race day 3 The leaders are closing in on the half-way point in the 645-mile race The Marion Bermuda Race is the only US based offshore race that encourages celestial navigation. Boats that elect to use celestial only get a 3% credit on their adjusted elapsed time for the race. by Talbot Wilson Posted 16 Jun 14:57 UTC Four rescued from life raft 90km off NZ coast Four rescued from life raft 90km off NZ coast Four sailors have been rescued from their life raft having had to abandon their yacht Four sailors have been rescued from their life raft on Sunday afternoon having had to abandon their yacht 'the Squander' 90 kilometres East North East of Great Barrier Island. by Sunlive/Maritime NZ Posted 16 Jun 14:31 UTC Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez preview Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez preview How the 20th anniversary will be celebrated Fast approaching its 20th anniversary, Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez remains as passionate as ever about the prospect of hosting 300 of the finest classic and modern boats. 4,000 crew are preparing to invest their energy and enthusiasm in the race village. by Maguelonne Turcat Posted 16 Jun 14:21 UTC Surviving The Middle: Ocean Racers documentary Surviving The Middle: Ocean Racers documentary 600NM around Sicily for Rolex Middle Sea Race were some of the hardest miles The team was led by circumnavigators and co-skippers Morgen Watson (Calgary, CAN, 29) and Meg Reilly (NJ, USA, 29), who have Southern Ocean stories to tell, but none that rival their tales from the Mediterranean Sea. by Meg Reilly Posted 16 Jun 11:27 UTC Sailing/rowing from North Sea to Black Sea Sailing/rowing from North Sea to Black Sea UK student project to get home to Russia in a sustainable way In July, we will be launching the boat onto the Mainz river and sailing/rowing the boat from the North Sea to the Black Sea. We will be travelling over 3000km of inland waterways, predominately the Danube river, through thirteen different countries. by Finn Cameron-Turner Posted 16 Jun 10:00 UTC I14 World Championship preview I14 World Championship preview 70 boats are expected to line up in Perth over New Year International 14 sailors from across the globe will descend upon the warm waters of the Swan River in Western Australia from 29 December to 10 January for the 2020 World Championship. by Neil Patchett Posted 16 Jun 08:28 UTC North Sails Weekly Debrief North Sails Weekly Debrief ORC Worlds, Loro Piana Superyachts, GC32 Racing, Cruising Sail Trim Tips North Sails inventories had a top-notch showing in Sibenik, Croatia for the 2019 ORC World Championship. North Sails powered all podium positions at the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta. by North Sails Posted 16 Jun 07:30 UTC Melges 14s arrive down under! Melges 14s arrive down under! The first container unpacked in Sydney The first container of Melges 14's dinghies arrived yesterday in Sydney from the Melges European factory in Portugal. All five dinghies in this initial shipment are complete boat packages with all the add-on accessories available from the catalog by Owen Muyt Posted 16 Jun 06:34 UTC Melges IC37 at the NYYC Annual Regatta day 2 Melges IC37 at the NYYC Annual Regatta day 2 "Members Only" Syndicate wins the day Only one race was completed on Day 2 of the New York Yacht Club 165th Annual Regatta but Melges IC37 Class sailors recount the afternoon as one of the most memorable days on the water thus far. by Melges IC37 Class Posted 16 Jun 03:31 UTC A Brazilian battle in the women's final A Brazilian battle in the women's final Mikaili Sol wins the GKA Freestyle World Cup Gran Canaria Yet another delivery at dusk today in Gran Canaria as Brazil's Mikaili Sol wins the GKA Gran Canaria Freestyle World Cup! by Matt Pearce Posted 16 Jun 00:47 UTC Ladycat team win the Bol d'Or Mirabaud 2019 Ladycat team win the Bol d'Or Mirabaud 2019 This was a final victory for Dona Bertarelli's trimaran Yann Guichard and his crew, onboard Ladycat powered by Spindrift racing, have secured their fourth win of the iconic Bol d'Or Mirabaud, today Saturday 15 June at 20h36. by Spindrift racing Posted 15 Jun 21:34 UTC Irish Sailing & Mountaineering Adventure Challenge Irish Sailing & Mountaineering Adventure Challenge Only two of the four starting teams manage to finish the course The 2nd Irish Sailing and Mountaineering Adventure Challenge - The ISAMAC - took place from 1 Saturday 1 June to Wednesday 5 June, from Kinsale to Dingle, taking in three of Ireland's highest mountains. by Robert McCaffrey Posted 15 Jun 20:02 UTC Rolex Giraglia 2019: Hardest and fastest edition Rolex Giraglia 2019: Hardest and fastest edition A total of 297 international yachts, and nearly 3,000 sailors, took part The illustrious reputation of the Rolex Giraglia has been sculpted by the passion and persistent pursuit of excellence of those who take part together with the dedication and purposeful collaboration of the events established partners. by Giles Pearman Posted 15 Jun 19:53 UTC Swans embrace the challenge of the Rolex Giraglia Swans embrace the challenge of the Rolex Giraglia One of the Mediterraneans oldest and most loved events The Rolex Giraglia is one of the Mediterraneans oldest and most loved events. It has evolved continually since its launch in 1953. 2019 marked the 67th edition. by Nautor's Swan Posted 15 Jun 18:29 UTC 40th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta anniversary 40th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta anniversary Showcasing the future of sailing by highlighting the latest in sailing technology It will be a special year as we will add some incredible new features, like a special 40-Mile Anniversary Course, a Caribbean Youth Class, a Kite Foiling Class, and more to come!" adds Korteweg. by Sint Maarten Yacht Club Posted 15 Jun 15:14 UTC Relive the Star European Championships Relive the Star European Championships One of the best and highest attended Star class events in the past few years It was the union of both the International Star Class Yacht Racing Association and the Star Sailors League that attracted so many sailors on the start line. by Rachele Vitello Posted 15 Jun 14:49 UTC Melges 20 World League Scarlino day 1 Melges 20 World League Scarlino day 1 Garmin Day serves as a warm-up The race course of Club Nautico Scarlino delivers once again great races, today in occasion of the Garmin Day, opening day as a "warm up" to the third continental event of Melges 20 World League 2019. by Melges 20 Eurpean Class Association Posted 15 Jun 14:01 UTC Twinning agreement signed Twinning agreement signed UK's Round the Island Race twins with Italy's Barcolana Regatta Representatives from two of the world's biggest sailing races, the Round the Island Race (UK) and Barcolana Regatta (Italy) have come together to sign a twinning agreement. by Chrystal Flavin Posted 15 Jun 13:28 UTC Antigua Sailing Week supports Youth Day at Cowes Antigua Sailing Week supports Youth Day at Cowes Cowes Week discounts for crews who are all under age 25 Cowes Week Limited, organisers of Cowes Week, is delighted to announce that they have partnered with another famous sailing regatta, this time from the Caribbean, Antigua Sailing Week, to further support young sailors at the event. by Cowes Week Ltd Posted 15 Jun 07:54 UTC Hempel World Cup Series Enoshima entries open Hempel World Cup Series Enoshima entries open Opening event of the 2020 Hempel World Cup Series Entries for the opening event of the 2020 Hempel World Cup Series in Enoshima are now open and not subject to a qualification process. by World Sailing Posted 15 Jun 07:27 UTC Melges IC37 at the NYYC Annual Regatta day 1 Melges IC37 at the NYYC Annual Regatta day 1 Tom Stark's RUSH takes on the event in style The Melges IC37 Fleet hit yet another milestone on Day 1 of the New York Yacht Club 165th Annual Regatta this afternoon, kicking off its second ever regatta since the Class's inception. by Melges IC37 Class Posted 15 Jun 04:02 UTC It's down to the Semi-Finals at GKA Gran Canaria It's down to the Semi-Finals at GKA Gran Canaria Riders back on the spot in Playa de Vargas The plan for today (Friday morning) had been to roll straight back into the heats after Thursday's action wrapped up with just two heats left to run before the semi-finals. by Matt Pearce Posted 15 Jun 03:53 UTC 165th New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta day 1 165th New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta day 1 Fortune favors the bold on a windy lap of Conanicut Island Boats designed to the Universal Rule weren't built to be sailed tentatively, or by tentative sailors. The smaller classes, in particular, were narrow with minimal freeboard and required determined, fearless sailors to get the most out of the design by Stuart Streuli Posted 15 Jun 01:40 UTC 2019 Marion Bermuda Race underway 2019 Marion Bermuda Race underway The fleet of 39 yachts is on its way to Bermuda The fleet of 39 Marion Bermuda yachts is on its way to Bermuda. 38 of the boats are in the Founders Division and one is a Classic yacht. The first start between the classicsTabor Boy and Spirit of Bermuda set the pace with an aggressive move by Spirit by Talbot Wilson Posted 15 Jun 01:00 UTC Yanmar Dragon Gold Cup overall Yanmar Dragon Gold Cup overall Pedro Andrade wins as racing cancelled on final day The final day of the Yanmar Dragon Gold Cup 2019 in Medemblik was a frustrating one as the wind refused to stabilise sufficiently to complete a race. From 11.00 to 14.30 the Committee made repeated attempts to get a race under way. by Fiona Brown Posted 14 Jun 23:12 UTC Rolex Giraglia offshore victory for Caol Ila R Rolex Giraglia offshore victory for Caol Ila R Jethou and Wallyño claim combined prizes Two bullets in the inshore racing in Saint-Tropez, then a second place in the offshore secured Sir Peter Ogden's 77ft Jethou the combined inshore-offshore prize for the Rolex Giraglia's maxi IRC 0 Racer class. by International Maxi Association Posted 14 Jun 22:28 UTC Finn World Masters overall Finn World Masters overall Vladimir Krutskikh wins third title Krutskikh began building a picket fence on Monday and carried on each day picking up first places in each and every race. by Robert Deaves Posted 14 Jun 21:55 UTC Penalty time at La Solitaie URGO Le Figaro Penalty time at La Solitaie URGO Le Figaro A raft of protests and redress hearings up before the jury With Roscoff in full fête mode, the Bay of Morlaix residents and visitors are fully embracing having the 50th La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro and local heroes such as Armel Le Cléac'h and Jérémie Beyou in town for ten days. by La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro Posted 14 Jun 21:45 UTC SailGP workout challenge for fitness fans SailGP workout challenge for fitness fans This spectator-friendly competition is the new frontier in high-performance sailing The workout demonstrates the immense levels of endurance SailGP's world-class athletes need during a competition, by recreating the moves that they undertake during a high-pressure 16-minute race. by Sail GP Posted 14 Jun 18:40 UTC Alex Thomson awarded top honour by French Embassy Alex Thomson awarded top honour by French Embassy Presented with the prestigious French National Order of Merit British skipper, Alex Thomson, has been awarded the prestigious French National Order of Merit ("Ordre national du Mérite") by French Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Jean-Pierre Jouyet. by Alex Thomson Racing Posted 14 Jun 18:03 UTC 80 Seconds with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston episode 4 80 Seconds with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston episode 4 The future of yacht design Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and Dee Caffari discuss the developments in yacht design during Sir Robin's sailing career to date in the latest episode of 80 Seconds with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston. by Chris Jones Posted 14 Jun 16:00 UTC Puerto Sherry 52 Super Series Royal Cup preview Puerto Sherry 52 Super Series Royal Cup preview The eight teams competing will have raised their game Four seconds was the tiny margin that stood between Ergin Imre's Turkish-flagged Provezza and overall victory at last month's first 52 Super Series regatta of the season in Mahón, Menorca. by 52 Super Series Posted 14 Jun 14:41 UTC Marine Resources announces major rebranding Marine Resources announces major rebranding A fresh look for the International Marine Recruitment Specialist International marine recruitment specialist, Marine Resources, has announced the launch of a comprehensive rebranding, with a fresh look across the company, redefined values, and new client-friendly website. by Marine Resources Posted 14 Jun 12:00 UTC D-One Champagne Gold Cup at Lac du Der D-One Champagne Gold Cup at Lac du Der Fleet treated to a superb Gallic Regatta The D-One fleet were treated to a Gallic Regatta for the 2019 Champagne Gold Cup organized by Emmanuel Abord and Etienne Lobert and hosted by Ligue de l'Enseignement Giffaucourt at Lac du Der 7 to 10 June 2019. by David Gorringe Posted 14 Jun 11:54 UTC
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