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Gladwell's Line: We've seen this Cup movie before Gladwell's Line: We've seen this Cup movie before Long history of the Government of the day and the America's Cup team having their 'moments' Quite what is behind all the current commentary and the audit is a little hard to fathom. But there is a long history of the Government of the day and the America's Cup team having at least one stand-off during an America's Cup cycle. by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz Posted 10 Jul 23:14 NZST Doyle Sails News - July/August 2020 Review Doyle Sails News - July/August 2020 Review Doyle Sails - We're all about sailing, innovation and people Doyle Sails International's new extension to our state of the art Stratis facility in Auckland, New Zealand is now operational. Read about Sea Eagle - an 81m, state of the art three-masted sensation powered by Doyle Sails. by Doyle Sails Posted 9 Jul 22:53 NZST Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne Race update Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne Race update Wipe the slate clean and start over? This evening, all the competitors in the Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne have rounded the virtual IOC-UNESCO mark, Clément Giraud (Vers un monde sans Sida) bringing up the rear more than a day behind the leaders. by Julia Huvé Posted 11 Jul 08:42 NZST ClassGlobe 5.80 Mini in 23 countries! ClassGlobe 5.80 Mini in 23 countries! Huge global interest in "build it yourself" Mini Ocean Racer The Class Globe 5.80 One Design Ocean Racing yacht is creating waves with sailors around the world. Less than four months after it's official launch, over 80 sailors are setting up to build in 23 countries. by Don McIntyre Posted 10 Jul 23:07 NZST Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne Race update Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne Race update Herrmann holding a narrow lead over Beyou as the leaders head south Approaching the end of the sixth day at sea in the Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne Race, it is all change at the top of the leaderboard with the German skipper Boris Herrmann now holding the initiative. by Julia Huvé Posted 10 Jul 22:41 NZST Finishing first is in the detail Finishing first is in the detail When it comes to the foiling 69F with speeds of over 33 knots When you can foil in 7 knots true wind you know you are in for the ride of your life. Six identical boats, 6.9m in length, three crew and with speeds of over 33 knots: it's going to be fast. by Lou Johnson Posted 10 Jul 03:00 NZST INEOS Team UK's Lead Systems Engineer Andy McLean INEOS Team UK's Lead Systems Engineer Andy McLean Andrew 'Animal' McLean is both a highly experienced inshore and offshore racer Andrew 'Animal' McLean is both a highly experienced inshore and offshore racer as well as a qualified mechanical engineer. He has a vast amount of experience, having competed for four America's Cups and in two editions of the Volvo Ocean Race (VOR). by INEOS TEAM UK Posted 10 Jul 01:42 NZST Collinson FX: July 9 - Sanctions likely on China Collinson FX: July 9 - Sanctions likely on China The US, UK , Australia and other European nations look set to stand up to China The China situation is simmering, as their aggressive muscle-flexing in the region, attracts a more unified response. The US, UK , Australia and other European nations look set to stand up with various sanctions on China, to deter their behaviour. by Collinson FX Posted 9 Jul 23:57 NZST Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne Race update Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne Race update Ruyant sneaks ahead to be first at the IOC-UNESCO Waypoint Thomas Ruyant regained the lead of the Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne Race at exactly the right moment today as he became the first skipper to round the turning mark off the southwest corner of Iceland. by Ed Gorman Posted 9 Jul 23:13 NZST Vendée Globe skippers: Yannick Bestaven Vendée Globe skippers: Yannick Bestaven Renowned for pioneering and building hydrogenerators used throughot the IMOCA fleet Winning both legs of the Mini Transat and the race overall was the catalyst for Yannick Bestaven to really underline his potential as a sailor. He is renowned for pioneering and building hydrogenerators used throughot the IMOCA fleet. by Vendee Globe Posted 9 Jul 21:56 NZST Relive AC34 in San Francisco! Race 16 full replay Relive AC34 in San Francisco! Race 16 full replay Five wins in a row for ORACLE TEAM USA Turning into the greatest comeback in sporting history... Eight wins apiece, but Emirates Team New Zealand 8-6 lead on the scoreboard due to the ORACLE TEAM USA 2 race penalty. by 34th America's Cup Posted 9 Jul 17:12 NZST Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award discloses jury Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award discloses jury The photo competition to find the photograph of the century The Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image (of the Century) photo competition is pleased to announce the composition of its International Jury 2020. by Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image Posted 9 Jul 02:11 NZST Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne Race update Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne Race update It's the 'Beyou-Dalin show' at the head of the fleet It's a classic match race at the head of the Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'OLonne Race this morning as the two Figaro veterans Jérémie Beyou and Charlie Dalin duel for the lead in light airs just under 300 miles from the IOC-UNESCO Waypoint. by Ed Gorman Posted 8 Jul 22:06 NZST Introducing a new friction reducing fairlead Introducing a new friction reducing fairlead The A.597 Roller Fairlead from Allen The A.597 roller fairlead, from performance sailing hardware manufacturers Allen, is a cam cleat accessory for mainsheet jammers and is designed to reduce friction and wear from your mainsheet system. by Allen Posted 8 Jul 19:00 NZST America's Cup: Arb Panel resolves TV issues America's Cup: Arb Panel resolves TV issues Arb Panel Chairman mediates Host Broadcast issues between Challenger and Defender A Mediation, by the America's Cup Arbitration Panel Chairman, has been successfully concluded between the teams representing Luna Rossa, the team of the Italian Challenger of Record and the Defender, Emirates Team New Zealand. by Richard Gladwell Sail-World NZ Posted 8 Jul 17:54 NZST New venues on the 52 Super Series 2021 calendar New venues on the 52 Super Series 2021 calendar Bouncing back for what promises to be an exciting and engaging season Galicia in the wild and stunningly beautiful north of Spain, and chic and elegant Saint Tropez, two very different and contrasting venues, will both feature highly. by 52 Super Series Posted 8 Jul 17:06 NZST Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne Race update Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne Race update A turn of the screw Beyou (Charal) has snatched control of the fleet this Tuesday after skirting around the western edge of a low pressure system, which shook up the bulk of the fleet throughout the night. by Julia Huvé Posted 8 Jul 09:32 NZST Zhik performance fleece layers for young sailors Zhik performance fleece layers for young sailors Water repellent fabric is wind repellent and breathable too Made from a plush, 4-way stretch Spandex fabic, with a soft thermal fleece inner layer, to provide warmth. The fabric has water repellent outer face, that shields from splashes and spray, is wind repellent and breathable too. by Liz Rushall Posted 8 Jul 05:53 NZST America's Cup Rialto: Around the bases and more America's Cup Rialto: Around the bases and more A quick look at the British and US bases under construction, plus a quick chat with Blait Tuke For the past week the America's Cup has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons, but there's still plenty going on ashore with the British and US bases under construction. Plus a chat with Blair Tuke. by Richard Gladwell Sail-World NZ Posted 7 Jul 23:19 NZST Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne Race update Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne Race update Beyou now leads the three-way battle to be first at the IOC-UNESCO Waypoint Approaching the end of their third day at sea, the leaders in the Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne Race are heading northwest in strong-northeasterly winds, about 550 nautical miles southeast of the IOC UNESCO Waypoint. by Ed Gorman Posted 7 Jul 22:43 NZST RAYC announces Youth America's Cup squad RAYC announces Youth America's Cup squad RAYC announces eight sailors for Youth America's Cup Squad sailing the AC9F Royal Akarana Yacht Club has announced a squad of eight sailors who will train for the four positions on the racing team in its entry in the 2021 Youth America's Cup. by RAYC/Sail-World.com/nz Posted 7 Jul 21:54 NZST Happy Hour with Mateusz Kusznierewicz Happy Hour with Mateusz Kusznierewicz Stretch & Stirfry chat with the Olympic champion and Star Sailors League pioneer Becoming an Olympic Champion at 21yrs old, a brief Polish history lesson, the Star Sailors League and Stirfry's language skills all come under close scrutiny as the lads chat with Mateusz Kusznierewicz. by Stretch & Stir Fry Posted 7 Jul 21:00 NZST Relive AC34 in San Francisco! Race 14 full replay Relive AC34 in San Francisco! Race 14 full replay A true battle of the tacticians Race 14 of the 34th America's Cup was a true battle of the tacticians. A near-level start led to a luff by ORACLE TEAM USA, taking mark 1 out of the equation and giving the Americans the option as to when to make the bear away. by 34th America's Cup Posted 7 Jul 17:31 NZST America's Cup: Wednesday workout on the Waitemata America's Cup: Wednesday workout on the Waitemata Here's some more shots from ETNZ's Te Aihe last Wednesday as they gave the AC75 a workout Here's some more shots from Wednesday as they gave the AC75 a good working over, on America's Cup Course C - between North Head and Bastion Point, while the lawyers locked horns ashore. by Richard Gladwell Sail-World NZ Posted 7 Jul 14:38 NZST Once in a blue moon Once in a blue moon Every so often you get lucky, sometimes you get really lucky and sometimes you win the lottery Every so often you get lucky, sometimes you get really lucky and sometimes you win the lottery. Sail-World.com's Australian Editor John Curnow hit the jackpot last week while out with the Australian Sailing Team at Coffs Harbour Yacht Club. by Mark Jardine Posted 7 Jul 09:00 NZST How to keep girls in our awesome sport? How to keep girls in our awesome sport? It's widely known that there's a stark drop out for junior sailors It's widely known that there's a stark drop out for junior sailors as they hit their teens. Sadly, with exams and social pressures being the biggest culprit, this affects girls more than boys. by RS Sailing Posted 7 Jul 03:59 NZST Gladwell's Line: Turbulent times for America's Cup Gladwell's Line: Turbulent times for America's Cup First Challenger arrives in Auckland, as the Defender gets into action on the water and in Court. First Challenger arrives in Auckland, as the Defender gets back into action. Why the Cup must go on, and Emirates Team New Zealand blows the whistle on "informants", and gets an injunction. by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz Posted 7 Jul 03:12 NZST IKA Europeans confirmed, Worlds postponed IKA Europeans confirmed, Worlds postponed Europeans to take place in Puck, Poland, from 18 to 23 August Unfortunately the Corona crisis also takes it's toll on our major events, and the event in Weifang (CHN) cannot go ahead as planned. by International Kiteboarding Association Posted 6 Jul 23:17 NZST Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne Race update Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne Race update A tough night off the Irish coast The skippers in the Vendée-Arctique-Les Sable d'Olonne "warm-up" for this year's Vendée Globe have certainly been enduring a baptism of fire as the early stages of the race continue to prove tough on them and their boats. by Julia Huvé Posted 6 Jul 21:35 NZST Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne Race update Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne Race update Switching things up a gear! Each mile devoured since Saturday at 15:30hrs local time has brought the Vendée – Arctique – Les Sables d'Olonne fleet closer to the teeth of the first low-pressure systems set to roll over the solo sailors. by Ed Gorman Posted 6 Jul 06:52 NZST Vendée Globe skippers: Armel Tripon Vendée Globe skippers: Armel Tripon To finish the Vendée Globe is a beautiful ambition He came to ocean racing from teaching sailing at Glénans, he discovered the sea as others did their religion and dreams of albatross: meet Armel Tripon! by Vendee Globe Posted 6 Jul 02:53 NZST World Sailing host virtual meetings World Sailing host virtual meetings A series of Townhall Meetings throughout COVID-19 pandemic Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, World Sailing has hosted a series of Townhall Meetings for Council delegates, Member National Authorities, Class Associations, Committee members and Commission members. by World Sailing Posted 6 Jul 02:24 NZST Barton Technical Update - Mid Year Barton Technical Update - Mid Year Constantly working to develop and improve solutions The Barton R&D team are constantly working to develop and improve solutions to your everyday needs. Our global vision is to improve your ability to lift, move, slide, secure and control rigging applications for leisure sailors and commercial operators. by Barton Marine Posted 5 Jul 23:00 NZST Ruyant leads the charge Ruyant leads the charge In the Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne Race Thomas Ruyant on the Guillaume Verdier-designed LinkedOut is this morning leading the IMOCA fleet as the skippers in the Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne Race head upwind off the western tip of Brittany. by Ed Gorman Posted 5 Jul 22:56 NZST Race Yachts Premium Brokerage newsletter Race Yachts Premium Brokerage newsletter Botin 52 for sale with a hull shape off the Sled mould Botin designed Super Series hull shape off the Sled mould. Upgraded to foam core in the hull with a nomex deck. Extra longitudinals in the bow for offshore racing. by Jason Rowed Posted 5 Jul 10:00 NZST Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne Race start Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne Race start A fleet of 20 IMOCAs foil away from the start box The start of the Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne Race saw a fleet of 20 IMOCAs foiling away from the start box outside Les Sables d'Olonne after the most unusual build-up in racing history. by Julia Huvé Posted 5 Jul 09:07 NZST RORC Time Over Distance - Luke Patience RORC Time Over Distance - Luke Patience Louay Habib interviews the Olympic Silver Medallist For the 14th edition of the RORC Time Over Distance Series, Louay Habib interviews Olympic Silver Medallist Luke Patience with a deep dive into his two previous Olympic campaigns and a look forward to Tokyo and beyond. by RORC Posted 5 Jul 02:56 NZST North Sails Weekly Debrief North Sails Weekly Debrief Predicting The Weather, Best Cruising Sails, Rallying Around The World Join veteran meteorologist, Chris Bedford, and world-class sailor and best selling author, Peter Isler of Marine Weather University, as they drop knowledge on how sailing weather predictions are created. by North Sails Posted 4 Jul 23:00 NZST VIDEO: Saffier's SE27 Leisure rapid in big breeze VIDEO: Saffier's SE27 Leisure rapid in big breeze Classic looks with wicked speed, the SE27 Leisure is a wolf in sheep's clothing. The Saffier Yachts SE27 Leisure is billed as "the perfect day-sailor" and after seeing this video footage, it's hard to argue. by Saffier Yachts Posted 4 Jul 21:19 NZST The Wait is Over The Wait is Over The Rooster 50N CE Impact Buoyancy Aid is here Low profile neoprene buoyancy aid, specifically developed to fit snugly in all the right places. Unique to Rooster, this CE12402-5 certified buoyancy aid is an advance in our buoyancy aid range. by Rooster Posted 4 Jul 19:00 NZST All set for Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne All set for Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne Twenty solo skippers will take the start line today Twenty solo skippers will take the start line of the Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne this Saturday following a totally new ocean racing course from Les Sables d'Olonne to the south of Iceland back around the Azores to finish back into Vendée haven. by Vendee Globe Posted 4 Jul 18:45 NZST Two decades of environmental protection Two decades of environmental protection Marina de Portimão has achieved 20 consecutive years of Blue Flag recognition As the first stopover in the Clipper 2019-20 Race, Marina de Portimão was a welcome respite, with its sparkling, clean waters and care and attention made to its natural surroundings. by Clipper Round the World Race Posted 4 Jul 18:33 NZST
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