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America's Cup start expected to be postponed America's Cup start expected to be postponed For the America's Cup the earliest Auckland will come out of the Lockdown is Sunday, March 7 The NZ Prime Minister has announced a return to Alert Level 3 for seven days. For the America's Cup the earliest Auckland will come out of the Lockdown is Sunday, March 7. An announcement is expected from the permitted organiser America's Cup Event Ltd by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com Posted 27 Feb 08:36 UTC Melges 24 Worlds prepared for new regatta normal Melges 24 Worlds prepared for new regatta normal It has been a full year since the originally scheduled event was officially postponed Earlier this month, the International Melges 24 Class Association (IM24CA) confidently announced it would move forward with conducting the 2021 World Championship in Charleston, S.C., immediately following Charleston Race Week. by IM24CA Posted 27 Feb 16:59 UTC Mastercard Superyachts Day 3: Tawera extends lead Mastercard Superyachts Day 3: Tawera extends lead Mastercard Superyachts: Regatta closes on a glamour note on the Hauraki Gulf A glamour day of beautiful Auckland weather and scintillating superyacht sailing has brought the Mastercard Superyacht Regatta 2021 to a close at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron. by Andrew Delves – RNZYS PR & Communications Manager Posted 27 Feb 13:35 UTC Reichel/Pugh 90' Classic Sloop Reichel/Pugh 90' Classic Sloop The interior arrangement developed with British studio Design Unlimited A union of classic styling with modern hull and appendage design, incorporating a lifting keel to reduce the draft to four meters for improved anchorage and harbor access. by Reichel/Pugh Yacht Design Posted 27 Feb 11:50 UTC Entries open for Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2021 Entries open for Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2021 Taking place from 5 to 11 September in Porto Cervo, Sardinia The Notice of Race for the 31st edition of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup has been published. The event, organized with the support of institutional partner Rolex and in collaboration with the International Maxi Association, will take place in September. by Marialisa Panu Posted 27 Feb 10:56 UTC Europe sailors make the most of lockdown Europe sailors make the most of lockdown Many sailors bringing older boats back to life As a former Olympic class, the Europe class has long boasted innovative developments, something which has not changed as the class continues to grow in the UK. Throughout lockdown, the active community of Europe sailors in the UK has been busy! by Ben Harris Posted 27 Feb 10:04 UTC The GLOBE40: The benefits of the new 2022 schedule The GLOBE40: The benefits of the new 2022 schedule A very lively start to the year More than two months ago, it was announced that the GLOBE40 would be put back a year with the new race start scheduled to depart Tangier in June 2022. by Manfred Ramspacher Posted 27 Feb 09:37 UTC Free this weekend? Free this weekend? Visit Rooster at the virtual RYA Dinghy Show! Got some spare time this weekend? Want to try something very different? We'll be at the ENTIRELY VIRTUAL online RYA Dinghy Show and it's totally FREE - you can chat with any one of the Rooster Team. by Rooster Posted 27 Feb 07:00 UTC Dalton brothers take on GGR and America's Cup Dalton brothers take on GGR and America's Cup The Dalton family wants it all!! One sails in the fastest, most sophisticated and prestigious sailing challenge in the world, all over in just minutes! The other is attempting the longest, loneliest, most demanding and slowest race, for any individual in any sport on the planet. by Don McIntyre Posted 27 Feb 06:18 UTC 52 Super Series reschedules 2021 season and venues 52 Super Series reschedules 2021 season and venues The primary objective is to offer the highest degree of certainty to owners, teams and venues With the prospect of being unable to run the early season events to an appropriate standard, the 52 Super Series has taken an early, pragmatic decision to reschedule elements of the 2021 regatta season. by 52 Super Series Posted 27 Feb 05:26 UTC Sam Davies completes solo Vendée Globe route Sam Davies completes solo Vendée Globe route Thousands of well wishers turned out to pay tribute to an inspirational solo round the world passage After being forced to abandon her race on 5th December following a violent collision with a floating object, British skipper Sam Davies sailed back into Les Sables d'Olonne in beautiful spring sunshine to a rapturous welcome this afternoon. by Vendée Globe Posted 26 Feb 18:08 UTC Liberty Bitcoin Youth Foiling Gold Cup preview Liberty Bitcoin Youth Foiling Gold Cup preview 8 international teams meet on the Italian coast to contest the first Grand Prix It's race time for the 24 young international sailors from eight countries this week in Gaeta, Italy who will compete in the first round of the Youth Foiling Gold Cup in the new Persico 69F class. by 69F Sailing Posted 26 Feb 14:11 UTC Mastercard Superyachts Day 3: Tawera extends lead Mastercard Superyachts Day 3: Tawera extends lead Tawera builds lead with first and second place finishes on Doyle Sails Race Day 3 The team on Tawera have extended their Mastercard Superyacht Regatta lead after first and second place finishes in the two races sailed on Doyle Sails Race Day 3. by Andrew Delves – RNZYS PR & Communications Manager Posted 26 Feb 13:28 UTC JY60 marks Briand's 120th production design JY60 marks Briand's 120th production design JY60 is suited to any cruising programme - a 'real' sailboat He may be one of the most prolific yacht designers of his times, but London-based Philippe Briand is not resting on his laurels. In fact, he has just seen what he calls his 'most advanced' yacht yet through to production. by Philippe Briand Posted 26 Feb 13:07 UTC How these two kite-surfing siblings train together How these two kite-surfing siblings train together A new series exploring how the GKA athletes train for competition In our new series, we'll be exploring how the GKA athletes train for competition. As the level of kitesurfing continues to explode, competitors are diving deep into diet, workouts and mental strategy. by Sensi Graves Posted 26 Feb 11:00 UTC 18ft Skiff Supercup 18ft Skiff Supercup Several past champions and legends return to the class on Sydney Harbour Several past 18ft Skiff champions returned to the class today when they skippered boats from the Australian 18 Footers League's 2020-2021 Season fleet in the annual 'Supercup' series on Sydney Harbour. by Frank Quealey Posted 26 Feb 10:35 UTC Sea Sure Dinghy Show Weekend Offers Sea Sure Dinghy Show Weekend Offers 15% off across the whole site until 5pm on the 1st March We are running 15% off across the whole site (www.sea-sure.co.uk) until 5pm on the 1st March when you use the discount code "DINGHYSHOW21" at checkout. by Daniel Henderson, Sea Sure Posted 26 Feb 08:30 UTC Big Hearted Sam Davies Leaves Her Mark Big Hearted Sam Davies Leaves Her Mark Set to arrive in Les Sables d'Olonne very early this afternoon Sam Davies will enter the channel back into Les Sables d'Olonne very early this afternoon, around 1215hrs UTC (1315hrs local time) and is expected to get a warm welcome for her remarkable solo round the world achievement which she completed last night. by Vendée Globe Posted 26 Feb 08:19 UTC Sam Davies: What it really meant to turn left Sam Davies: What it really meant to turn left A course of action that thrust her immediately into weeks of relentless southern ocean sailing When there are 33 skippers in a Vendée Globe race it is easy to overlook the details on what happens to some of them, especially if they drop out of the race after having stopped, but then continue on the course, as Sam Davies has done. by Ed Gorman / IMOCA Globe Series Posted 26 Feb 06:30 UTC America's Cup: Chasing the chase boat - ETNZ America's Cup: Chasing the chase boat - ETNZ 36th America's Cup teams have had to resort to chase boats and simulators to mimic a race situation. With the Protocol eliminating the once familiar sight of teams trialing two America's Cup Class yachts against each other, the teams have had to resort to chase boats and simulators to mimic a race situation. by Sail-World.com/NZ Posted 26 Feb 00:54 UTC America's Cup: INEOS Team UK's Auckland sojourn America's Cup: INEOS Team UK's Auckland sojourn From Christmas Turkey to being the Round Robin Rocket - the story of Britannia's Auckland sojourn From Christmas Turkey to being the Round Robin Rocket - here's the story of INEOS Team UK's Britannia sojourn in Auckland for the Prada Cup by INEOS Team UK Posted 26 Feb 00:42 UTC 49th BVI Spring Regatta postponed 49th BVI Spring Regatta postponed The postponement of the event is a financial blow to the non-profit entity The BVI Spring Regatta Committee, after discussions with the BVI Government Ministry of Health, concluded that the postponement was in the best interests for the safety of all participants, volunteers, and the wider BVI community. by Trish Jenkins Posted 25 Feb 16:47 UTC Vendée Globe: Getting back to 'normal' part 2 Vendée Globe: Getting back to 'normal' part 2 Didac Costa has returned to work with the Fire Service in Barcelona It is more than two weeks now since Pip Hare finished her Vendee Globe and she is now back at home in Poole, England. Didac Costa has returned to work with the Fire Service in Barcelona and Kojiro Shiraishi has flown back to Japan. by Vendée Globe Posted 25 Feb 14:24 UTC Sailingfast hopeful for the 2021 Sailing Season Sailingfast hopeful for the 2021 Sailing Season All set for the virtual RYA Dinghy Show this weekend Sailingfast are looking forward to the 2021 sailing season with great hope. Even before the virtual RYA Dinghy Show this weekend, the phone has started ringing with customers excited to be getting back on the water as soon as possible. by Emma Hepplewhite Posted 25 Feb 12:10 UTC Silvertip take out Day 2 at the Superyacht Regatta Silvertip take out Day 2 at the Superyacht Regatta The 33 metre superyacht racing machine slips away in light winds The 33 metre superyacht racing machine Silvertip has taken its first victory of the Mastercard Superyacht Regatta, winning race three of the regatta on Boat International Race Day 2. by Andrew Delves – RNZYS PR & Communications Manager Posted 25 Feb 12:05 UTC Melissa Payne takes helm for 2022 GGR and 2023 OGR Melissa Payne takes helm for 2022 GGR and 2023 OGR The Golden Globe Race currently has 28 entrants from 11 countries Following a 12 month Media blackout with respect to the Global Pandemic, The 2022 Golden Globe and 2023 Ocean Globe Races are now back in the news with a permanent office opened in Les Sables d'Olonne, France. by Don McIntyre Posted 25 Feb 12:00 UTC Aegean 600: A new offshore sailing race Aegean 600: A new offshore sailing race Sporting challenge will meet the legendary beauty of the Aegean islands From July 4-10, 2021, the Hellenic Offshore Racing Club (HORC) in Greece will organize a new 600 nautical mile offshore yacht race. by Offshore Racing Congress Posted 25 Feb 10:37 UTC America's Cup: Brits well positioned to go again America's Cup: Brits well positioned to go again This is the second Challenge Ben Ainslie has led for Britain and a big step up from his first This is the second Challenge Ben Ainslie has led for Britain and a big step up from the 2017 effort, which was sailed Bermuda in the mostly one-design AC50 - a wing sailed foiling catamaran and quite different from the AC75. by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz Posted 25 Feb 09:34 UTC America's Cup Rialto: Feb 25 - Design vs Racecraft America's Cup Rialto: Feb 25 - Design vs Racecraft Challenger and Defender take similar but different approach to AC75 options. Prada Cup reviewed. The Challengers' game of Development Leapfrog ended on the Hauraki Gulf on Sunday, and set the scene for the 36th Match which as tradition dictates the Defender will come against the Challenger for the first time. by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz Posted 25 Feb 08:56 UTC Sailing in the world's most remote places Sailing in the world's most remote places Miranda Merron describes the privilege of being a part of the Vendée Globe Some Vendée Globe and IMOCA sailors are relentlessly focused on winning, on the position schedules and on the performance of their boat, some not so. by Ed Gorman / IMOCA Globe Series Posted 25 Feb 05:46 UTC Reichel/Pugh-Nauta 153.5 superyacht construction Reichel/Pugh-Nauta 153.5 superyacht construction This versatile sailing yacht has been designed for very experienced owners A look behind the busy scenes at Royal Huisman's shipyard reveals the impressive full-scale mockup for the 46.82m high-performance cruiser sloop Reichel/Pugh-Nauta 153.5, which started construction this month. by Reichel/Pugh Yacht Design Posted 24 Feb 20:34 UTC 54th Governor's Cup first early invitations issued 54th Governor's Cup first early invitations issued #2 and #7 skippers in World Sailing Open Match Racing Rankings confirmed The #2 ranked match racing sailor in the world, Nick Egnot-Johnson (NZL), and his countryman Jordan Stevenson (#7), have accepted early invitations to the 54th Governor's Cup International Youth Match Racing Championship. by Susan Kenney Posted 24 Feb 20:27 UTC Isabelle Joschke completes solo round the world Isabelle Joschke completes solo round the world After she fought for 16 days to bring her boat to safety into Salvador de Bahia Franco German skipper Isabelle Joschke was rewarded with beautiful spring sunshine and a big, warm and affectionate welcome back to the Les Sables d'Olonne channel today after completing her solo circumnavigation outwith the final Vendée Globe rankings. by Vendée Globe Posted 24 Feb 19:54 UTC Seldén Mast launching new block range Seldén Mast launching new block range At the virtual RYA Dinghy Show Seldén Mast will be introducing a new range of soft attachment blocks at the 2021 virtual RYA Dinghy Show, 27-28 February. by Seldén Mast Posted 24 Feb 11:37 UTC Sacha Creus is 10th entry in Global Solo Challenge Sacha Creus is 10th entry in Global Solo Challenge The Belgian has sailed since childhood progressing from dinghies to small keelboats He is the 10th entry in the Global Solo Challenge. With more confirmed entries to be announced and an ever increasing number of enquiries about the GSC is building momentum very fast. by Global Solo Challenge Posted 24 Feb 11:16 UTC Mastercard Superyacht Regatta - Day 1 Mastercard Superyacht Regatta - Day 1 Tawera and Whirlwind claim victories The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron's Mastercard Superyacht Regatta got under way today in Auckland with two spectacular races on the pristine waters of the Hauraki Gulf. by Andrew Delves – RNZYS PR & Communications Manager Posted 24 Feb 08:00 UTC 18ft Skiffs: Supercup Series preview 18ft Skiffs: Supercup Series preview Three races on specially-designed courses this Friday Some of the world's best 18ft Skiff Racing champions will be among the guests on display on Friday (February 26) when they skipper boats in the Australian 18 Footers League's annual 'Supercup' series on Sydney Harbour. by Frank Quealey Posted 24 Feb 07:23 UTC Playing the long game Playing the long game As a Brit I'm of course sad that INEOS TEAM UK didn't progress to the America's Cup match As a Brit I'm of course sad that INEOS TEAM UK didn't progress to the America's Cup match. I'd have loved to see Ben Ainslie and Giles Scott square up against Pete Burling, Blair Tuke and the rest of Emirates Team New Zealand, but it wasn't to be. by Mark Jardine Posted 23 Feb 20:00 UTC Superyacht Cup Palma rings the changes Superyacht Cup Palma rings the changes Top-level yacht racing is set to go ahead with a new-look event adapted to pandemic restrictions With an encouraging level of interest from owners and skippers, organisers are optimistic the 25th anniversary of Europe's longest-running superyacht regatta will attract a competitive range of entries. by Daphne Morgan Barnicoat Posted 23 Feb 16:30 UTC Pip Hare on RORC Time Over Distance Series Pip Hare on RORC Time Over Distance Series Sharing her highs and lows in an hour-long interview shortly after her Vendée Globe success The Royal Ocean Racing Club Time Over Distance Series continues with RORC member Pip Hare talking to Louay Habib just days after becoming the first British sailor to finish the 2020 Vendee Globe. by RORC Press Posted 23 Feb 16:08 UTC
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