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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 12 Nov 18:51 UTC 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 12 Nov 18:14 UTC 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 12 Nov 17:00 UTC 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 12 Nov 14:58 UTC Spinlock New Products 2019 Spinlock New Products 2019Including the DAME nominated Sail-SenseWith an ever growing desire in using data to enhance performance and enjoyment of our sport, Sail-Sense is a revolutionary new sensor which helps you be smarter about your sail management.by Spinlock Posted 12 Nov 08:30 UTC 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 06:56 UTC Francis Joyon pips François Gabart by 7 minutes Francis Joyon pips François Gabart by 7 minutesThrilling finish to 11th Route du Rhum - Destination GuadeloupeMonday 12 November, at 04:28 am (UTC+1), François Gabart crossed the finishing line of the 11th Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe in 2nd place in the Ultime class, on board the MACIF trimaran.by Trimaran MACIF Posted 12 Nov 06:08 UTC 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 05:44 UTC 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/nz Posted 12 Nov 04:07 UTC 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 00:08 UTC 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 11 Nov 23:31 UTC 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 11 Nov 21:00 UTC French J/80 National Championships French J/80 National Championships44 teams from France, England, Spain, and Ireland compete in PornicForty-four teams from France, England, Spain, and Ireland enjoyed a total of nine races sailed over the four-day event on the beautiful Bay of Biscay.by J/Boats Posted 11 Nov 13:32 UTC Marlow Ropes launches fully up-cycled mooring rope Marlow Ropes launches fully up-cycled mooring ropePremium sustainable mooring rope made using 100% recycled plasticThe world leading leisure marine rope manufacturer's latest innovation, the Blue Ocean Dockline, is the first 'technically better' premium dockline rope manufactured using yarn wholly made from plastic bottles.by Kate McCoy Posted 11 Nov 12:00 UTC 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 05:36 UTC 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 10 Nov 19:49 UTC 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 10 Nov 14:17 UTC 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 12:36 UTC 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 12:00 UTC 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 06:28 UTC 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 01:02 UTC 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 00:38 UTC 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 00:15 UTC 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 9 Nov 22:36 UTC 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 9 Nov 22:21 UTC 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 9 Nov 18:15 UTC Greatest winch innovation in over 40 years Greatest winch innovation in over 40 yearsTechnical Marine Supplies presents exciting new addition to product rangeThe new Karver winches are equipped with a double gear mechanism, a classic first stage identical to current winch designs and a second consisting of an epicyclic gear train. This patented technology is used for the first time on a winch.by Matt Churchward, TMS Posted 9 Nov 16:18 UTC Dates announced for 2019 FAST40+ Race Circuit Dates announced for 2019 FAST40+ Race CircuitMore thrilling high speed action for the owner-driver classThe fourth edition of the FAST40+ Race Circuit promises more thrilling high speed action for the owner-driver class. There will be six scoring rounds including the HYS FAST40+ National Championship and the One Ton Cup.by FAST40+ Class Posted 9 Nov 15:12 UTC 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 9 Nov 14:34 UTC 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/nz Posted 9 Nov 13:56 UTC Spinlock proud to sign up Spinlock proud to sign upTo New Plastics Economy Global CommitmentSpinlock is the first company from the UK's marine industry and the first from the Isle of Wight to sign up to a Global Commitment, led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, to eradicate plastic waste and pollution at source.by Spinlock Posted 9 Nov 12:00 UTC Golden Globe Race day 131 Golden Globe Race day 131Jean-Luc Van Den Heede given 18 hour time penalty for improper use of GGR satellite phoneFrench solo yachtsman Jean-Luc Van Den Heede, the current Golden Globe Race leader, rang GGR organisers to advise that his yacht Matmut had sustained mast damage, that all was OK, and that he intended to sail for Chile when conditions improved.by Barry Pickthall, Golden Globe Race Posted 9 Nov 11:40 UTC Introduction to Core Fibres in Modern Ropes Introduction to Core Fibres in Modern RopesThe majority are polyester or DyneemaThere are many core materials used in rope making (e.g. Vectran®, PBO, polypropylene, hemp, nylon etc) but the vast majority of modern ropes are based on a polyester, or increasingly, a Dyneema® core. Get a basic introduction here.by Phil Anniss Posted 9 Nov 09:00 UTC François Gabart pushing into the red zone a little François Gabart pushing into the red zone a littleThe MACIF trimaran reached the halfway mark between St. Malo and Point-à-PitreThis Thursday morning, just as the MACIF trimaran reached the halfway mark between St. Malo and Point-à-Pitre, and still in the lead, François Gabart considered the Ultime's Route du Rhum and admitted how much he admires Francis Joyon and how sorry he is.by Trimaran MACIF Posted 9 Nov 05:26 UTC Melges 40 Grand Prix at Lanzarote day 1 Melges 40 Grand Prix at Lanzarote day 1Rombelli to the frontThe final event of the 2018 Melges 40 Grand Prix circuit got underway on Thursday with Alessandro Rombelli's STIG (Francesco Bruni, tactician) taking the early lead.by Melges 40 Class Posted 9 Nov 00:58 UTC Maiden begins her two-year world tour Maiden begins her two-year world tourRaising awareness and funds for girls' education worldwideMaiden has began her two-year world tour to raise awareness and funds for girls' education around the world, leaving from The Royal Southern Yacht Club in Hamble for the first stopover to be held in India in December 2018.by Libby Mudditt Posted 8 Nov 22:12 UTC Golden Globe Race day 130 Golden Globe Race day 130Race leader will make repairs to his mast at seaJean-Luc Van Den Heede, the embattled race leader struggling with a damaged mast sustained during a storm 1,900 miles west of Cape Horn, has decided to continue in the race back to Les Sables d'Olonne.by Barry Pickthall, Golden Globe Race Posted 8 Nov 18:12 UTC Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe day 5 Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe day 5Another pasting to comeWay down south, more than 1,800 nautical miles southwest of Saint Malo, in the warmer climes and flatter seas west of the Canaries, François Gabart continues to blaze a trail to Guadeloupe chased by Francis Joyon.by Route du Rhum Posted 8 Nov 17:17 UTC Crewsaver partner with MAA Press Dinner Crewsaver partner with MAA Press DinnerAhead of METSTRADE in AmsterdamThe Marine Advertising Agency is delighted to announce that Crewsaver has become an event partner for its exclusive pre-show METS Trade press dinner, alongside Navico (title sponsor) and Landau UK.by Jake Young Posted 8 Nov 16:58 UTC WIM Series Finale at Carlos Aguilar Match Race WIM Series Finale at Carlos Aguilar Match RaceTwelve of the world's best women match racers set to competeFollowing a hiatus in 2017 after major hurricanes damaged the island, the CAMR is back and once again hosting the fifth and final event of the 2018 Women's International Match Racing Series (WIM Series).by WIM Series Posted 8 Nov 14:04 UTC
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