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A class act, on the water and on shore A class act, on the water and on shore Phuket's summer season regatta - sunshine, breeze, and great racing in a beautiful location With international promotions, a series of road trips to key markets and Phuket's growing appeal as a world-class sailing destination, organisers are confident in growing the regatta's international footprint and attracting more charterers for the 2019 ev by Infinity Communications Posted 25 May 18:07 NZST A new Hong Kong Boat Show? A new Hong Kong Boat Show? HKCYIA signs MOU with Verventia for yachting development support The International Cruise & Yachting Festival (Hong Kong) 2019 (ICYFHK 2019), is expected to be a scale-up of the International Cruise & Yachting Festival (Hong Kong) 2018. by HKCYIA Posted 25 May 17:29 NZST NZL Sailing: Meech jumps four places on Day 5 NZL Sailing: Meech jumps four places on Day 5 Sam Meech produced the sort of day he expects on Day 5 of the Laser European championships in Porto Sam Meech produced the sort of day he expects on Day 5 of the Laser European championships in Porto and it has left him with an outside chance of picking up a medal. by Michael Brown/Yachting NZ Posted 25 May 09:11 NZST NZL Sailing Team: Top Kiwis slide at Laser Euros NZL Sailing Team: Top Kiwis slide at Laser Euros Sam Meech slipped on the first day of gold fleet racing to 10th and George Gautrey to 17th Sam Meech slipped five places on the first day of gold fleet racing to 10th and George Gautrey dropped 10 places to 17th but Tom Saunders made some ground and is now 15th with two days remaining. by Michael Brown/Yachting NZ Posted 24 May 09:38 NZST 44Cup returns to Rovinj 44Cup returns to Rovinj Nine boats have travelled 840km north up the Adriatic Having first raced off the picturesque, historic town of Rovinj in 2011 and then returned again in 2012 for the World Championship, many of the teams will have a good feel for what to expect. by Jessica Gray Posted 26 May 02:54 NZST 2020 Superyacht Challenge Antigua 2020 Superyacht Challenge Antigua Record entry expected for 10th anniversary edition A record entry for the 10th birthday party of the Superyacht Challenge Antigua is expected with 15 superyachts expressing their interest, including five J Class yachts. by Louay Habib Posted 26 May 00:38 NZST Medemblik Regatta Nautical Festival day 4 Medemblik Regatta Nautical Festival day 4 Exciting racing for Musto Skiffs and 49ers Saturday May 25th, the medal races will be sailed at the Medemblik Regatta. In the RS:X Men Kiran Badloe (NED) is already secured of a gold medal. For the RS:X women the battle for the top spot is on between Dutch Lilian de Geus and Polish Zofia Noceti by Medemblik Regatta Posted 25 May 22:05 NZST Laser Europeans at Porto day 5 Laser Europeans at Porto day 5 Penultimate day in Portugal Early on, the 323 sailors, representing 55 countries, left the port of refuge in Afurada to face northwest winds and waves, on the Atlantic front of Porto. by Teresa Marques Posted 25 May 20:42 NZST Menorca 52 Super Series Sailing Week day 4 Menorca 52 Super Series Sailing Week day 4 Quantum Racing lead into final day From a long day that finally yielded just one race, Quantum Racing emerged with an increased lead at the top of the leaderboard of the Menorca 52 Super Series Sailing Week. by 52 Super Series Posted 25 May 19:24 NZST GC32 Villasimius Cup day 2 GC32 Villasimius Cup day 2 GC32 leader tie as Villasimius turns up the volume While windy Thursday was in fact windless, on what the forecasters were predicting would be windless Friday Villasimius switched on its wind machine, allowing the full schedule of five races to be held and tired crew to come ashore by GC32 Racing Tour Posted 25 May 18:03 NZST Laser Europeans at Porto day 4 Laser Europeans at Porto day 4 Burton remains top of the open rankings After eight races completed, Australian Olympic champion Tom Burton remains in first place in the Laser Standard category, followed by British and best European Lorenzo Chiavarini. by Teresa Marques Posted 24 May 20:35 NZST Medemblik Regatta Nautical Festival day 3 Medemblik Regatta Nautical Festival day 3 Olympic future of windfoil surfing tested at the Medemblik Regatta The third day of the Medemblik Regatta had all the ingredients for a happy day of sailing. Nice wind conditions, lots of sun and exciting racing. A perfect day to start two new classes at the regatta by Medemblik Regatta Posted 24 May 18:38 NZST Race Yachts Premium Brokerage Race Yachts Premium Brokerage When only the best will do... High Spirit is a Custom Build BOTIN 65, built by Spanish yard King Marine and launched at the end of 2015. There was no expense spared in building this magnificent racer. by Jason Rowed, Race Yachts Posted 24 May 17:33 NZST Menorca 52 Super Series Sailing Week day 3 Menorca 52 Super Series Sailing Week day 3 A tight fit at the top: one point separates top three On an uncompromising, very much one-sided race course off Mahón, Quantum Racing proved the top scoring boat at the Menorca 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week to take the overall lead at the first circuit regatta of 2019 by one single point. by 52 Super Series Posted 24 May 09:38 NZST GC32 Villasimius Cup day 1 GC32 Villasimius Cup day 1 First win to Ben Ainslie and his INEOS Rebels UK team The opening day of the GC32 Villasimius Cup, the first event on the 2019 GC32 Racing Tour saw a stiff southwesterly buffeting the ten GC32 catamarans while moored in the Marina di Villasimus as their crews prepared for the season's first encounter. by GC32 Racing Tour Posted 24 May 08:22 NZST Maxi Edmond de Rothschild returns to the ocean Maxi Edmond de Rothschild returns to the ocean Time to take the plunge at her Lorient base There is no doubt that the large offshore multihull season is up and running! Following on from Actual Leader last week, Macif yesterday, today was the turn for the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild to return to the ocean this at her Lorient base. by Gitana Posted 24 May 06:40 NZST Positive Harris ready for Solitaire URGO Le Figaro Positive Harris ready for Solitaire URGO Le Figaro GBR's Will Harris has had his setbacks during preparations Keel damage early in the first major race for the new Figaro Bénéteau 3 in late March has left Harris' Hive Energy out of action in the boatshed for most of the intense build-up period. by François Quiviger Posted 24 May 00:37 NZST Marine Auctions Forthcoming Online Auctions Marine Auctions Forthcoming Online Auctions Marine Auctions have three vessels on display at SCIBS Well here we are on the first day of the "Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show" (SCIBS) and it looks like we are going to be busy for the four days. by Marine Auctions Posted 23 May 23:00 NZST Laser Europeans at Porto day 3 Laser Europeans at Porto day 3 Exciting fight for the European title with gold fleet already defined The wind returned to make matters better for the organization, and once again, the planned regatta schedule was fulfilled in full, with the addition of two more regattas. by Teresa Marques Posted 23 May 22:46 NZST Strongest fleet assembles for GC32 Racing Tour Strongest fleet assembles for GC32 Racing Tour At the southeasternmost tip of Sardinia The 2019 GC32 Racing Tour sets sail on the 23rd with ten of the one design flying catamarans completing in Sardinia at the GC32 Villasimius Cup. by GC32 Racing Tour Posted 23 May 20:57 NZST MACIF Trimaran back at sea MACIF Trimaran back at sea Better performance and more reliable Just a few days after the MACIF trimaran left the cargo ship that brought it back from Pointe-à-Pitre, in mid-January, it was sent to the yard for a refit, where it has spent nearly four months in the expert hands of the MACIF technical team. by Trimaran MACIF Posted 23 May 19:06 NZST NZ Sailors well poised at Laser Euros - Day 3 NZ Sailors well poised at Laser Euros - Day 3 Kiwi sailors have emerged from the qualifying series in good shape heading into gold fleet racing New Zealand's sailors emerged from an often treacherous qualifying series in good shape heading into gold fleet racing at the Laser European championships in Porto. by Michael Brown/Yachting NZ Posted 23 May 12:00 NZST Menorca 52 Super Series Sailing Week day 2 Menorca 52 Super Series Sailing Week day 2 Racing had to be cancelled for the day The forecast light sea breeze failed to materialise today for the 11-strong fleet of TP52s at the Menorca 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week, and so racing had to be cancelled for the day. by 52 Super Series Posted 23 May 10:11 NZST Medemblik Regatta Nautical Festival day 2 Medemblik Regatta Nautical Festival day 2 Light and shifty winds keep RS:X classes on shore for an extra hour It's a difficult day for sailors and race committee. Light and shifty winds kept the RS:X classes on shore for an extra hour. The sailors of the Hansa class manage to race an extra race and the day closes in sunny conditions. by Medemblik Regatta Posted 23 May 07:10 NZST America's Cup: Foil Arm explodes in test - Video America's Cup: Foil Arm explodes in test - Video New video shows America's Cup AC75 foil arm exploding in destruction test Three videos (including one uncut) have been released by America's Cup media and another party which shows the testing, including the failed September 2018 load testing, and the May 2019 successful test of the carbon foil arms for the AC75. by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz Posted 23 May 02:40 NZST New hire strengthens senior management team New hire strengthens senior management team Philippe Touet joins North Sails France as General Manager North Sails have announced Philippe Touet as the new General Manager of North Sails France. Previously the Commercial Director of Incidence Sails, Touet is now responsible for sales management and operations of the North Sails business in France. by North Sails Posted 22 May 21:30 NZST Laser Europeans at Porto day 2 Laser Europeans at Porto day 2 The northerly 'Nortada' wind marks the day The second day of competition was marked by the arrival of the north wind, so characteristic of the area where until next Saturday, the European Championships of Laser class will be held. by Teresa Marques Posted 22 May 19:55 NZST China Yachting Association visits Clipper Training China Yachting Association visits Clipper Training UK training hub plays host to Zhang Xiaodong Following a World Sailing event in London, the President of the China Yachting Association (CYA), Zhang Xiaodong, was invited to the Clipper Race Training Centre in Gosport in order to observe the set-up and training procedures first-hand. by Morgan Kasmarik Posted 22 May 19:00 NZST 'Nightmares' for Meech in Laser Euro's - Day 2 'Nightmares' for Meech in Laser Euro's - Day 2 'I had a couple of absolute nightmares at the top marks, I couldn't even buy a shift' Sam Meech, the world's No 1-ranked Laser sailor started the second day in 31st but climbed to 12th after banking a seventh and a fifth in his two races today. by Michael Brown/Yachting NZ Posted 22 May 13:25 NZST New York prepares for SailGP's high-speed debut New York prepares for SailGP's high-speed debut Just one month until the event starts In just one month, SailGP will bring the world's fastest on-water sail racing to the East Coast, introducing New Yorkers and visitors alike to the world of competitive sailing at never-before-seen speeds. by Sail GP Posted 22 May 08:21 NZST Menorca 52 Super Series Sailing Week day 1 Menorca 52 Super Series Sailing Week day 1 Azzurra make dream start to 2019 in Menorca Menorca has been good to Azzurra when the 52 SUPER SERIES has visited in the past. In 2016 they turned a corner at the Menorca event to convert a bad season to a clear win the last event of the season in Cascais. by 52 Super Series Posted 22 May 08:09 NZST Medemblik Regatta Nautical Festival day 1 Medemblik Regatta Nautical Festival day 1 Close racing on the first day The first day of racing is done at the Medemblik Regatta Nautical Festival. Almost all classes raced according to schedule, only the Hansa Class had to stay inside due to, too heavy winds. For the RS:X surfers racing went smooth and fast. by Medemblik Regatta Posted 22 May 06:11 NZST The Ocean Race - Part 3: The new Course The Ocean Race - Part 3: The new Course 'Trying to push the race back towards its core which involves spending longer periods at sea' "We are trying to push the race back towards its core which involves spending longer periods at sea, more time in the Southern Ocean - and trying to reduce the stop-start nature of the race that we have seen in the past. by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz Posted 22 May 03:05 NZST Olympics news regarding Paris 2024 and Tokyo 2020 Olympics news regarding Paris 2024 and Tokyo 2020 Equipment selection currently dominating the sailing news While the Tokyo 2020 Olympics are still well beyond the horizon, wheels are already turning for the Paris 2024 Olympics, with equipment selection dominating the Olympic sailing news cycle by David Schmidt Posted 22 May 03:00 NZST RS Sailing reflect on 2024 Equipment Selection RS Sailing reflect on 2024 Equipment Selection For the Men's and Women's One Person Dinghy The World Sailing Mid-Year conference, which gripped the attention of so many passionate sailors and followers, came to a close Sunday in London. by RS Sailing Posted 21 May 20:14 NZST RS:X looks forward to sea-trials RS:X looks forward to sea-trials After decision made at the World Sailing Mid-Year Meeting 2019 in London The International RS:X Class note with some disappointment the decision to reject the World Sailing Boards recommendation to retain the RS:X for the 2024 Olympics. by RS:X Class Posted 21 May 19:18 NZST Gautrey best Kiwi at 11th in Laser Euros - Day 1 Gautrey best Kiwi at 11th in Laser Euros - Day 1 George Gautrey was the best of the Kiwis, finishing fifth and seventh to be 11th overall George Gautrey was the best of the Kiwis, finishing fifth and seventh in his two races to be 11th overall. The 160 boats are in the Qualifier Round before the top boats are put into gold fleet for three more days of racing. by Michael Brown/Yachting NZ Posted 21 May 14:57 NZST Laser Europeans at Porto day 1 Laser Europeans at Porto day 1 55 countries competing on the Atlantic The races that will award next Saturday the European titles of the Standard Laser Class (male seniors), Laser Radial (female seniors) and Laser Radial Open (all ages and genres) began yesterday. by Teresa Marques Posted 21 May 11:37 NZST Menorca 52 Super Series Sailing Week practice race Menorca 52 Super Series Sailing Week practice race Azzurra prove they have a good grasp of what promises to be a challenging event As is usual for the Italian-Argentine crew, superstition prevailed and even with a comfortable lead they made a small detour to miss the finish line, so adhering to their belief: "winning the practice race may jinx the regatta." by 52 Super Series Posted 21 May 06:13 NZST What we have learnt from the Bermudes 1000 Race What we have learnt from the Bermudes 1000 Race Won on Friday by Sébastien Simon There is still one competitor still at sea in the second edition of the Bermudes 1000 Race, the Belgian skipper, Denis Van Weynbergh, who is expected to finish on Thursday afternoon in Brest. by IMOCA Globe Series Posted 21 May 05:35 NZST Golden Globe Race 2019 overall Golden Globe Race 2019 overall Final GGR finisher takes 5th place Barnacle growth was the root cause of Finnish skipper Tapio Lehtinen's slow solo circumnavigation but the 110 day difference between his and Race winner Jean-Luc Van Den Heede's time was definitely enjoyable. by Barry Pickthall, Golden Globe Race Posted 21 May 05:17 NZST A strong entry from outside of France A strong entry from outside of France For 50th anniversary Solitaire URGO Le Figaro This year, with the introduction of the new foil assisted Figaro Bénéteau 3 as the boat of choice, the playing field has been levelled for the skippers who are readying themselves for 2,130 nautical miles of racing across four legs by François Quiviger Posted 21 May 03:04 NZST
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