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52 Super Series 2020 starts Monday 52 Super Series 2020 starts Monday The first ever visit to Cape Town by the circuit, and indeed the class As the ninth successive year of racing on the 52 Super Series opens Monday, racers on the world's leading grand prix monohull circuit are relishing a whole new set of challenges as two regattas on Cape Town's Table Bay raise the curtain on the season. by 52 Super Series Posted 26 Feb 13:39 UTC Your Guide to Club Race Sails Your Guide to Club Race Sails Which sail is right for me? For a club racer, choosing the right sail and material comes down to your boat type, your fleet, and most important, your performance and durability expectations. by North Sails Posted 26 Feb 12:00 UTC RS:X Windsurfing World Championships day 2 RS:X Windsurfing World Championships day 2 Wet and wild but Day 2 ended in sunshine Day 2 of the RS:X World Championships being held in Sorrento, Australia, started wet and ended wild as a front passed over Port Philip Bay bringing rain and strong winds. by RS:X Class Posted 26 Feb 11:30 UTC Call for bids - 49er and 49erFX Sails Call for bids - 49er and 49erFX Sails The class is seeking to improve consistency and longevity of the sails The 49er class invites expressions of interest to design and build 49er and/or 49erFX sails for the 2021-2024 quadrennial. by Ben Remocker Posted 26 Feb 11:09 UTC The Clipper Race Leg 5 - Race 7, Day 3 The Clipper Race Leg 5 - Race 7, Day 3 It's been a bumpy ride but the teams are making good progress Three days into Race 7: The Lakewood Hills, Zhuhai Race, the fleet has been beating upwind and heading north towards Virtual Mark Massey, named after Qingdao's First Mate Rhiannon. by Clipper Round the World Race Posted 26 Feb 11:08 UTC ILCA Laser Radial Women's Championship day 4 ILCA Laser Radial Women's Championship day 4 Olympic Champion hits the front With all six qualifying races completed, the three pre-event favourites have established a clear lead at the 2020 ILCA Laser Radial World Championships being sailed at Sandringham in Melbourne. by Roger McMillan / Laser 2020 Media Posted 26 Feb 10:36 UTC Laser Radial Youth Europeans 2020 preview Laser Radial Youth Europeans 2020 preview 130 days to get ready for the event at Ballyholme YC Preparations are well under way for the Laser Radial Youth European Championship to be held at Ballyholme Yacht Club this summer from 5th to 11th July 2020. The Championships are supported by Ards and North Down Borough Council. by Mark Mackey Posted 26 Feb 10:29 UTC RORC Caribbean 600 day 2 race update RORC Caribbean 600 day 2 race update The north south divide By dusk on the second day of the RORC Caribbean 600, the entire monohull fleet in the race were at the northern most extremity of the course negotiating the chicane of islands; Saba, St. Barths, and St. Maarten. by Louay Habib Posted 26 Feb 07:38 UTC Twelve teams line up for Youth Match Racing Worlds Twelve teams line up for Youth Match Racing Worlds Kiwi Nick Egnot-Johnson is the highest ranked skipper in the fleet. The Harken 2020 Youth Match Racing World Championship, gets underway at 10 am on Thursday 27th February at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, with the twelve best teams from around the globe vying for the world championship. by Andrew Delves, RNZYS Posted 26 Feb 07:24 UTC Queensland 18-footer comeback Queensland 18-footer comeback Three-boat Queensland team of young sailors coming to the 2020 JJ Giltinan Will the three-boat Queensland team of young sailors coming to the 2020 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour next month (14-22 March), lead to a stronger challenge by Frank Quealey Posted 26 Feb 06:59 UTC 2020 GKA Youth Kite World Tour update 2020 GKA Youth Kite World Tour update Say hello to Dingle elimination There have been some changes to the structure of the elimination process in competitions for both the Kite-Surf and Freestyle disciplines. by Kate Chandler Posted 25 Feb 22:27 UTC YJA MS Amlin Gala Awards Dinner returns in 2020 YJA MS Amlin Gala Awards Dinner returns in 2020 You Could Be There! MS Amlin Boat Insurance are delighted to continue as title sponsor of the Yachting Journalists' Association's Yachtsman of the Year, Young Sailor of the Year and Young Blogger of the Year awards for 2020. by Chris Jones Posted 25 Feb 19:00 UTC SailGP teams line up in Sydney SailGP teams line up in Sydney First round of practice races All seven SailGP teams were on the start line today in Sydney for the first round of practice races for the second season, including the winner of season one, Australia. by Nic Douglass Posted 25 Feb 18:00 UTC 11 teams already registered for Worrell 1000 Race 11 teams already registered for Worrell 1000 Race 1000 miles of offshore sailing for the most daring and capable sailors They said it couldn't happen. They said that the Worrell would never again be the revered event it once was. So - the Organizing Authority, made up of former Worrell Competitors, Race Officials and a few "fans" started planning its comeback for 2019. by Beverley J Simmons Posted 25 Feb 17:39 UTC Gabart hands over the helm to Bidégorry Gabart hands over the helm to Bidégorry Changes for the driver of the MACIF trimaran Following a tough Brest Atlantique race, François Gabart has momentarily decided to give racing a break this season, despite having learnt a lot from this event. by Trimaran MACIF Posted 25 Feb 17:15 UTC RORC Caribbean 600 day 2 RORC Caribbean 600 day 2 The majority of the fleet experience the first trap of the course Just before sunset on the first day, the wind shadow of Barbuda enveloped the armada. The halt in progress was short-lived and looking on the bright side, Barbuda is a stunning spot to pause to watch the sun go down. by Louay Habib Posted 25 Feb 16:19 UTC Celebrating offshore success and the CCA's awards Celebrating offshore success and the CCA's awards Latest Sail-World newsletter from David Schmidt in the USA The Cruising Club of America's annual awards are a great opportunity to celebrate offshore sailing in the depths of winter. by David Schmidt Posted 25 Feb 16:00 UTC The Race Around continues to develop The Race Around continues to develop Lalou Roucayrol embarks on a new adventure in the Class 40 It is with great excitement that The Race Around can today confirm the first competitor campaigning to be on the start line of Class40s new around the world race. by Sam Holliday Posted 25 Feb 15:29 UTC RS:X Windsurfing World Championships day 1 RS:X Windsurfing World Championships day 1 Glamour opening day at Sorrento Whilst there was a slight postponement to the schedule, the wind soon filled in and once the fleets arrived at the race course, there was an idyllic 15 knots blowing in from the south creating a fast, flat and sunny race track to blast around. by RS:X Class Posted 25 Feb 14:03 UTC America's Cup: Luna Rossa back after dismasting America's Cup: Luna Rossa back after dismasting Luna Rossa today emerged from the boatshed for recommissioning Following her dismasting on January 27, while training off Cagliari, Luna Rossa today emerged from the boatshed for recommissioning. by Sail-World.com/nz Posted 25 Feb 13:44 UTC The Clipper Race Leg 5 - Race 7, Day 2 The Clipper Race Leg 5 - Race 7, Day 2 Another intense day on the water for the eleven teams The inshore or offshore choice had to be made and as the fleet converges to pass Mark Massey, and clear the wind shadow of the Philippines, the inshore route looks to have paid off with Qingdao, Punta del Este and Unicef currently leading the fleet. by Clipper Round the World Race Posted 25 Feb 13:08 UTC ILCA Laser Radial Women's Championship day 3 ILCA Laser Radial Women's Championship day 3 Rindom overcomes thunder storms and lightning to lead Two attempts were made to get Yellow Fleet started shortly after 2pm but a series of rolling thunderstorms, accompanied by lightning, forced the sailors to hurry back to the Sandringham Yacht Club before the course became dangerous. by Roger McMillan / Laser 2020 Media Posted 25 Feb 11:49 UTC RORC Caribbean 600 day 1 RORC Caribbean 600 day 1 Light air combat Sparkling conditions prevailed for the start of the 12th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600, organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club. by Louay Habib Posted 25 Feb 07:59 UTC Cruisers welcome to St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Cruisers welcome to St. Maarten Heineken Regatta 40th edition has the Island Time class just for cruising yachts The St. Maarten Heineken Regatta is well-known among racing sailors for its close and intense competition. But the 40th Anniversary Edition of the event is also an island-wide festival of sailing, parties and music. by St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Posted 24 Feb 19:13 UTC Caribbean Foiling Championships overall Caribbean Foiling Championships overall A successful last day of racing It's a wrap for the Caribbean Foiling Championships after three days of racing in kitefoiling and windfoiling, despite unusual light wind conditions. by Margot Mesnard Posted 24 Feb 17:22 UTC Dun Laoghaire Frostbite Series 2 day 7 Dun Laoghaire Frostbite Series 2 day 7 Weather relents and Frostbites return! After three Sundays of no racing due to the ongoing storms of winter, the Dun Laoghaire Frostbite fleet was able to take to the water yesterday in what were still quite brisk winds but nothing like what we had seen over the past three weekends. by Cormac Bradley Posted 24 Feb 16:09 UTC Entry open for Rolex Giraglia Race 2020 Entry open for Rolex Giraglia Race 2020 Beginning with the Sanremo-Saint Tropez race on June 5th The 68th edition of this Mediterranean Classic is now open for entries and the notice of race is available online. From June 5-13 between St Tropez and Genoa. by Yacht Club Italiano Posted 24 Feb 15:48 UTC Inaugural TF35 Trophy to kick off in May Inaugural TF35 Trophy to kick off in May 15m foilers with a crew of six to race on Lake Geneva Eight teams will compete in the first ever TF35 Trophy, with four Swiss crews transitioning over from the D35 and four new crews set to join the fray. by TF35 Press Posted 24 Feb 15:40 UTC Foiling Week Awards Foiling Week Awards Celebrating those who excelled in the foiling world this year The awards and the FW Design competition were established by Foling Week, "the first and only global event dedicated to the amazingly fast foiling boats, their sailors, their designers and their builders". by Foiling Week Posted 24 Feb 13:30 UTC The Clipper Race Leg 5 - Race 7, Day 1 The Clipper Race Leg 5 - Race 7, Day 1 Race route altered because of coronavirus concerns Following the spectacle and ceremony of the fleet's departure from the Subic Bay Yacht Club in the Philippines, Race 7: The Lakewood Hills, Zhuhai Race is under way! by Grace Kitching Posted 24 Feb 13:03 UTC Youth America's Cup: Ten teams entered to date Youth America's Cup: Ten teams entered to date Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron has significant global interest for the Youth AC The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron confirms that ten teams have already officially entered the revamped 2021 Youth America's Cup. The first boat is due to be launched in the next two weeks. by Andrew Delves/RNZYS Posted 24 Feb 11:39 UTC ILCA Laser Radial Women's Championship day 2 ILCA Laser Radial Women's Championship day 2 Another frustrating day for Olympic hopefuls in Melbourne Light and variable winds again caused havoc at the 2020 ILCA Laser Radial World Championship being sailed out of Sandringham Yacht Club in Melbourne. by Roger McMillan / Laser 2020 Media Posted 24 Feb 09:51 UTC Gladwell's Line: What do we really know? Gladwell's Line: What do we really know? A look at the use of prototype or test boats, alternate strategies and the nuances of a dry tack A look at the use of prototype or test boats in this America's Cup cycle, and the alternative strategies teams could be using as they keep their Cup developments running. Plus a look at dry tacks and gybing in the AC75. by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz Posted 24 Feb 09:08 UTC RS:X Windsurfing World Championships opens RS:X Windsurfing World Championships opens Competitors vying for Tokyo selection rig up in Sorrento, Australia The final practice race was held today for the 116 competitors for the RS:X Windsurfing World Championships at Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club (SSCBC) in Sorrento, Victoria, before the competition gets under way tomorrow. by Hollie Hick, SSCBC Posted 24 Feb 08:35 UTC Persico 69F one-design monohull foiler unveiled Persico 69F one-design monohull foiler unveiled Three crew will race this 6.9m hull from racks Team 69F and Persico announce the start of mass production of the Persico 69F one-design monohull foiler. Six boats are ready for the first edition of the circuit which is set to start on April 2020 by Ufficio Stampa Persico69F Posted 24 Feb 07:53 UTC Entries booming for Hamilton Island Race Week 2020 Entries booming for Hamilton Island Race Week 2020 An unprecedented surge of early interest in Australia's premier offshore regatta An unprecedented surge of early interest in Australia's premier offshore regatta, Hamilton Island Race Week from August 15-22, sees the fleet growing at a rate faster than any other time in the event's 37-year history. by Rob Mundle Posted 24 Feb 06:16 UTC The Clipper Race Leg 5 - Race 7 The Clipper Race Leg 5 - Race 7 The Lakewood Hills, Zhuhai Race commences Race 7: The Lakewood Hills, Zhuhai Race is under way. The eleven strong fleet of 70ft racing yachts lined up in the sunshine to slip lines, leaving the Subic Bay Yacht Club behind on Sunday 23 February at 0400 UTC (1200 LT). by Clipper Round the World Race Posted 24 Feb 04:56 UTC 2020 RORC Caribbean 600 race preview 2020 RORC Caribbean 600 race preview 12th edition starting today in Antigua The 12th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 starts on Monday 24th February at 1100 local time (1500 GMT), Antigua. The diverse fleet will be competing in four classes, with 74 entries sailed by over 700 crew members representing 37 nations. by Trish Jenkins Posted 24 Feb 04:27 UTC 2020 J/70 Midwinter Championship overall 2020 J/70 Midwinter Championship overall John and Molly Baxter's Team Vineyard Vines takes the title John and Molly Baxter's Team Vineyard Vines, along with crew Allan Terhune and Ben Lamb, bested 53 fellow J/70s to earn the title of 2020 J/70 Midwinter Champions. by Julie & Christopher Howell Posted 24 Feb 04:08 UTC Time for Fresh Oil Time for Fresh Oil It's a new year and a new season of SailGP, so it's definitely a great time for some fresh oil. It's a new year and a new season of SailGP, so it's definitely a great time for some fresh oil. As we know, this is really important for the best shallow or deep fry, and for Season Two the gas has been turned up somewhat with the seven F50s. by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS Posted 23 Feb 21:00 UTC
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