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PredictWind makes significant model enhancements PredictWind makes significant model enhancements 10 years of development has culminated in the release of the most accurate iteration of two models PredictWind has made significant improvements to their weather models. 10 years of development has culminated in the release of the most accurate iteration of the PWG & PWE forecast models to date. by Nick Olsen/Predictwind Posted 14 Nov 15:44 NZDT 49er, FX Nacra 17 Worlds: Olympic Countdown begins 49er, FX Nacra 17 Worlds: Olympic Countdown begins Racing gets underway early next week in the Oceania Regatta, the dress rehearsal for the 2019 Worlds Racing gets underway early next week in the Oceania Regatta, the dress rehearsal for the 2019 Hyundai 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 Worlds which start a week later, and are a major Olympic Qualifier and Selection event. by Richard Gladwell Posted 13 Nov 22:38 NZDT Crédit Mutuel wins Transat Jacques Vabre Class40s Crédit Mutuel wins Transat Jacques Vabre Class40s Ian Lipinsky and Adrien Hardy arrive in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil Ian Lipinsky and Adrien Hardy, on their 40ft monohull, Crédit Mutuel, have won the Class40 of the 14th edition of the Transat Jacques Vabre Normandie Le Havre after crossing the finish line in the Bay of All Saints in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil. by Soazig Guého Posted 14 Nov 19:23 NZDT Title still open going into 44Cup's grand finale Title still open going into 44Cup's grand finale Two teams, Chris Bake's Team Aqua and Vladimir Prosikhin's Team Nika, are top contenders Starting tomorrow is the 44Cup Palma, concluding event of the 2019 44Cup where the overall winner will be decided. At present two teams, Chris Bake's Team Aqua and Vladimir Prosikhin's Team Nika, are top contenders. by Jessica Gray Posted 14 Nov 12:54 NZDT Brest Atlantiques day 9 Brest Atlantiques day 9 MACIF approaches Rio tonight for a pitstop Following Maxi Edmond de Rothschild's pitstop on Tuesday, MACIF remains in the lead of "Brest Atlantiques", but tonight will be making a stop themselves in Rio De Janeiro for repairs to their central hull rudder. by Sabina Mollart-Rogerson Posted 14 Nov 12:04 NZDT Transat Jacques Vabre: Merron speeds for cheese Transat Jacques Vabre: Merron speeds for cheese The Anglo-French paid on Campagne de France next home Salvador de Bahia is preparing to welcome the next IMOCA and the only couple on a boat in this race, Britain's Miranda Merron and her French partner on land and sea, Halvard Mabire on Campagne de France at the end of the evening (local time, 23:00 UTC). by Soazig Guého Posted 14 Nov 11:29 NZDT Cape to Rio Hall of Fame lunch with the legends Cape to Rio Hall of Fame lunch with the legends The race has forged friendships that have lasted for decades On Monday, Cape to Rio 2020 Race Officer John Martin caught up with some very old friends for lunch, one thing that they all have in common besides their passion for the sea is the Cape to Rio Race. by Simone Balman Posted 14 Nov 02:14 NZDT Brest Atlantiques - A return to the racetrack Brest Atlantiques - A return to the racetrack Maxi Edmond de Rothschild repaired and back in the race On Sunday, having been first across the equator in the Brest Atlantiques, the duo on the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild announced its intention to make a pit stop in Salvador de Bahia, in Brazil. by Gitana Posted 13 Nov 23:17 NZDT Laser 2020 Australian Championships preview Laser 2020 Australian Championships preview Sailors started to arrive in Melbourne for what promises to be a massive summer of Laser sailing Turkey was the first country to send their boats, via airfreight, while the German team had to unload their shipping container in pouring rain on November 2 - hardly an ideal welcome to sunny Australia. by SquawkPR Posted 13 Nov 16:40 NZDT Transat Jacques Vabre: Goodchild feeling the heat Transat Jacques Vabre: Goodchild feeling the heat "Yesterday, Adrien made bread and today he's making a crumble" - the menu of champions Sam Goodchild is running out of race track in his bid to become the first Briton to win the Class40 of the Transat Jacques Vabre Normandie Le Havre. by Soazig Guého Posted 13 Nov 16:39 NZDT Brest Atlantiques day 8 Brest Atlantiques day 8 Heading for an upwind crossing from Rio to Cape Town This morning at 9:18am, the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild arrived at Salvador de Bahia where Gitana's technical team has been working to repair its daggerboard. by Sabina Mollart-Rogerson Posted 13 Nov 12:09 NZDT Debriefing the 2019 Transat Jacques Vabre Debriefing the 2019 Transat Jacques Vabre Latest Sail-World USA newsletter from David Schmidt While the winds were much lighter than average for this weekend's Round the County Race here in the Pacific Northwest, conditions were significantly more boisterous in the doublehanded Transat Jacques Vabre. by David Schmidt Posted 13 Nov 05:00 NZDT Presidential Newsletter: October 2019 Presidential Newsletter: October 2019 Catching up and keeping on track with development of World Sailing The slate of events and equipment for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games truly showcases the diversity of our sport. We are gender balanced and will have a true universal representation of the diversity of our sport. by Kim Andersen, President World Sailing Posted 13 Nov 02:50 NZDT Murrays Bay sailors top Opti North Islands Murrays Bay sailors top Opti North Islands Just two points separated the top four sailors at a turbulent North Island Optimist Championships Just two points separated the top four sailors at a turbulent North Island Optimist Championships sailed over the weekend. It was a triumph that six races were possible given the forecasts leading into the event. by Yachting New Zealand Posted 13 Nov 00:54 NZDT Wild Oats XI clearing hurdles for Hobart Wild Oats XI clearing hurdles for Hobart Supermaxi repairs underway in preparation for the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2019 A lightning fast and very professional response by the highly experienced crew aboard the supermaxi Wild Oats XI when its mast failed at the weekend saved the yacht from the likelihood of considerably more damage. by Rob Mundle Posted 12 Nov 21:45 NZDT Transat Jacques Vabre: Class40 podium is set? Transat Jacques Vabre: Class40 podium is set? Harris reflects on risks and rewards as penalties overturn IMOCA order After arriving in the Bay of All Saints on Monday morning to complete his first transatlantic, Britain's Will Harris, 25, recounted the moment he heard the boat alongside them in the middle of the North Atlantic - Hugo Boss - had hit something by Soazig Guého Posted 12 Nov 11:46 NZDT Brest Atlantiques day 7 Brest Atlantiques day 7 Commando operations to take place in Bahia and Rio A quarter of the total distance of Brest Atlantiques has now been covered in more or less six days by the four trimarans of the Ultim Class 32/23. The second week of the race promises to be a busy one by Sabina Mollart-Rogerson Posted 12 Nov 10:05 NZDT Entry now open for 50th Finn World Masters Entry now open for 50th Finn World Masters Target of 400 boats set, which is not that hard to envisage In 2020, the event celebrates its 50th anniversary and is being run by the ever-enthusiastic Dutch Finn sailors who have promised to put on a memorable event both on and off the water. by Robert Deaves Posted 12 Nov 05:03 NZDT Looking beyond, to the New Caledonia Groupama Race Looking beyond, to the New Caledonia Groupama Race Opportunity to contest the unique biennial event Most of the Trans-Tasman waterfront talk currently centres on the looming 75th anniversary Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race and the bumper international fleet of 170 boats. by Lisa Ratcliff / OCC Posted 11 Nov 23:02 NZDT Sail-World NZ news : Nov 10 - AC75 image galleries Sail-World NZ news : Nov 10 - AC75 image galleries Read the latest newsletter from Sail-World New Zealand, with the Top 50 stories of the week Read the latest newsletter from Sail-World New Zealand, with the Top 50 stories covering the AC75 action, including two videos of ETNZ's Te Aihe and INEOS Team UK's Britannia sailing 12,000nm apart in similar conditions - you be the judge by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz Posted 11 Nov 22:01 NZDT Brest Atlantiques day 6 Brest Atlantiques day 6 First break for Maxi Edmond de Rothschild, but a stop is scheduled After five days of racing on the Brest Atlantiques course, the Doldrums delivered a favourable verdict for Maxi Edmond de Rothschild, the team was hardly slowed down compared to its rivals. by Sabina Mollart-Rogerson Posted 11 Nov 12:39 NZDT Transat Jacques Vabre IMOCA podium decided Transat Jacques Vabre IMOCA podium decided One of the closest podium finishes in the history of the event After Apivia coasted to a moonlit victory in the IMOCA class 15 hours earlier, the Bay of All Saints witnessed one of the closest podium finishes in the history of the Transat Jacques Vabre Normandie Le Havre in glorious sunshine on Sunday. by Soazig Guého Posted 11 Nov 11:33 NZDT Shredded Cabbage Shredded Cabbage It's a handy ingredient for dim sims, coleslaw, burritos, soups, and a bunch of other dishes It's a handy ingredient for dim sims, coleslaw, burritos, soups, and a bunch of other dishes. It is not so flash when it comes to ocean racing, however. Sail makers often refer to them as CVDs, or Commercially Viable Days... by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS Posted 11 Nov 10:06 NZDT Rolex presents the first season for SailGP Rolex presents the first season for SailGP Just released is this video by Rolex reviewing the SailGP first season. Rolex is a supporting partner of the SailGP series, five-member crews representing six countries race identical F50 foiling catamarans in the world's most famous harbours. Just released is this video by Rolex reviewing the SailGP first season. by Sail-World.com/nz Posted 11 Nov 09:26 NZDT Gladwell's Line: In the aftermath of Bermuda Gladwell's Line: In the aftermath of Bermuda A look at some of the issues of the past week or so, including the America's Cup A look at some of the issues of the past week or so, including the America's Cup and particularly Emirates Team New Zealand's progress with their first AC75, plus the World Sailing Annual Conference's wins and fails, and more. by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz Posted 11 Nov 08:57 NZDT Burling and Tuke announce new ocean ambition Burling and Tuke announce new ocean ambition Olympic champions Peter Burling and Blair Tuke have announced the establishment of Live Ocean Olympic champions Peter Burling and Blair Tuke have announced the establishment of Live Ocean, a registered New Zealand charity with a focus on ocean conservation. Burling and Tuke say they're excited about what may be their biggest challenge of all. by Gemma Ross Posted 11 Nov 06:00 NZDT China Cup International Regatta overall China Cup International Regatta overall Spanish secure first China Cup victory in Shenzhen Cheche Team conquered the Beneteau 40.7 one-design fleet at the China Cup International Regatta after a lack of wind meant no racing in Shenzhen on the final day of competition. by Andy Rice, SailingIntelligence.com Posted 11 Nov 04:27 NZDT Whoopi Goldberg announced as Maiden Factor Voice Whoopi Goldberg announced as Maiden Factor Voice To help change the lives of girls who are not in education Supporting The Maiden Factor project the Voices will be a group of influential and inspiring women - and men - from around the world; coming together with the common goal of generating awareness of the importance of girls' education. by Libby Mudditt Posted 11 Nov 02:27 NZDT The Clipper Race Leg 2 - Race 3, Day 18 The Clipper Race Leg 2 - Race 3, Day 18 A beautiful sunset welcomed GoToBermuda In honour of their Captonian Skipper, the crew were adorned with 'Wavy' inspired mustaches as they arrived into the V&A Waterfront, cheered on by one of the loudest crowds of the arrival window so far. by Clipper Round the World Race Posted 11 Nov 00:56 NZDT Collinson FX: Nov 11 - Trade deal more certain Collinson FX: Nov 11 - Trade deal more certain US equity markets achieved record highs, as economic confidence flourished on China trade deal US equity markets achieved record highs, as economic confidence flourished, with the prospect of a US/China trade deal became more certain. by Collinson FX Posted 10 Nov 23:55 NZDT 18ft Skiff Spring Championship Race 5 & 6 18ft Skiff Spring Championship Race 5 & 6 Dominant performance by the Appliancesonline.com.au team The Appliancesonline.com.au team of Brett Van Munster, Phil Marshall and Kurt Fatouris only have to appear at the starting line next Sunday to take of the Australian 18 Footers League's 2019-2020 Spring Championship after a totally dominant performance. by Frank Quealey Posted 10 Nov 21:37 NZDT Apivia wins Transat Jacques Vabre IMOCA division Apivia wins Transat Jacques Vabre IMOCA division Charlie Dalin and Yann Eliès arrive in Salvador de Bahia Charlie Dalin and Yann Eliès on their 60ft monohull, Apivia, have won the IMOCA class of the 14th edition of the Transat Jacques Vabre Normandie Le Havre after crossing the line in the Bay of All Saints in Salvador de Bahia on Sunday by Soazig Guého Posted 10 Nov 17:06 NZDT Brest Atlantiques day 5 Brest Atlantiques day 5 Damage to trimaran MACIF as they enter the Dodrums Despite a smooth race for the Ultim 32/23 class trimarans since the start of Brest Atlantiques, in the early hours of this morning, trimaran MACIF hit an unidentified floating object (UFO) which damaged the central rudder by Sabina Mollart-Rogerson Posted 10 Nov 10:41 NZDT North Sails Weekly Debrief North Sails Weekly Debrief A powerful collaboration, Save the date, Upwind groove, Outfit your crew Sodebo Skipper Thomas Coville on why he trusts North Sails to help him bring the seemingly unimaginable to life. by North Sails Posted 10 Nov 08:22 NZDT GC32 Oman Cup overall GC32 Oman Cup overall Clean sweep for Alinghi as she claims 2019 GC32 Racing Tour In yet another flawless display by the world's top catamaran sailing team, Alinghi today won the GC32 Oman Cup and the 2019 GC32 Racing Tour. by GC32 Racing Tour Media Posted 10 Nov 08:15 NZDT Transat Jacques Vabre day 14 Transat Jacques Vabre day 14 America's 11th Hour Racing into fourth, Goodchild pressing in the Doldrums The French duo of Charlie Dalin and Yann Eliès on the latest generation 60ft foiling monohull, Apivia, appeared to be coasting to victory, literally, in the Transat Jacque Vabre Normandie Le Havre on Saturday afternoon. by Soazig Guého Posted 10 Nov 06:27 NZDT 52 Super Series comes to Cape Town 52 Super Series comes to Cape Town The City of Cape Town and the V&A Waterfront have officially announced to host two regattas Known as the worlds' leading monohull grand prix in the yacht racing circuit, the 52 SuperSeries attracts some of the best sailors in the world, including Olympic medallists, Americas Cup winners, World Champions and Volvo Ocean Race sailors. by 52 Super Series Posted 10 Nov 05:21 NZDT The Clipper Race Leg 2 - Race 3, Day 17 The Clipper Race Leg 2 - Race 3, Day 17 Qingdao wins standoff in South Atlantic Showdown The Spinlock South Atlantic Showdown delivered what it promised as a close fought standoff between the eleven identical Clipper Race teams played out along the entire 3,555 mile racecourse before Qingdao clinched the win at 07:06:12UTC. by Clipper Round the World Race Posted 10 Nov 04:10 NZDT China Cup International Regatta day 4 China Cup International Regatta day 4 Match Race distraction allows Cheche to slide further into the lead Another race win for Cheche Team has virtually wrapped up victory for the Spanish with a day to spare in the Beneteau 40.7 one-design fleet at the China Cup International Regatta. by Andy Rice, SailingIntelligence.com Posted 10 Nov 03:28 NZDT Separate TP52 division at the Festival of Sails Separate TP52 division at the Festival of Sails TP52s will be granted their own start line and scored under IRC and TPR handicap systems The TP52s will be granted their own start line and scored under IRC and TPR handicap systems, the latter a class rule developed by the Australia owner's group that takes into account different generations of the popular design. by Lisa Ratcliff Posted 9 Nov 12:30 NZDT Transat Jacques Vabre day 13 Transat Jacques Vabre day 13 IMOCA podium battle heats up as Salvador welcomes first boats home After Groupe GCA - Mille et un sourires became the first boat to cross the line in the Bay of All Saints in the small hours of Friday morning under a magical moon, the second - Solidaires En Peloton - ARSEP - arrived in full flight in glorious sunshine. by Soazig Guého Posted 9 Nov 11:05 NZDT Fareast 28R Australian Nationals Fareast 28R Australian Nationals Spectacular rides at the Royal Prince Alfred YC Saturday was breeze on with a 20-25kn N-Easterly, sending the 28R fleet downwind on spectacular rides. Guest 'Team NZ' used to these conditions scored two bullets, separated by only one point on high wind lover Valkyrie with local Ming on their tail. by Gerrit Veenemans Posted 9 Nov 10:28 NZDT
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