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The Man in the Tower The Man in the Tower We speak to SailGP's Chief Umpire Back in August it was a frustrated Sir Ben Ainslie who suggested that the onlooking Duchess of Cambridge should "send him to the Tower", referring to the Chief Umpire following a rule call at the Great Britain Sail Grand Prix. by Mark Jardine Posted 29 Nov 10:21 NZDT Marina Lanzarote sets for RORC Transatlantic Race Marina Lanzarote sets for RORC Transatlantic Race More than 20 race boats from seven different nations are expected With just over one month to go until the start of the 2023 RORC Transatlantic Race, Marina Lanzarote is ready to receive the international fleet which will set off on Sunday 8th of January for the 3,000-mile race. by Louay Habib / RORC Posted 29 Nov 02:12 NZDT Video Interview with Seldén's Mats-Uno Fredrikson Video Interview with Seldén's Mats-Uno Fredrikson Taking a closer look at Seldén's electronically driven sail handling products at METSTRADE Swedish mast and deck hardware manufacturer, Seldén Mast has expanded its range of electronically driven sail handling products with the launch of the CXe45 two-speed electric Code 0 furler. We spoke to Seldén's Mats-Uno Fredrikson to find out more. by Mark Jardine Posted 29 Nov 01:00 NZDT 2022 RS Venture Connect World Championship overall 2022 RS Venture Connect World Championship overall The top six para teams and top four in the open category compete in the Grand Final The top six para teams and top four in the open category compete in the Grand Final to decide the winners and medallists. by Oman Sail Posted 28 Nov 22:08 NZDT New watch at the IACH New watch at the IACH Sir Robin Knox-Johnston appointed as International Association of Cape Horners President Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the first man to sail solo non-stop around the Globe, has accepted the appointment of President of the International Association of Cape Horners. by International Association of Cape Horners Posted 28 Nov 18:48 NZDT NSW 18ft skiff Championship Race 1 NSW 18ft skiff Championship Race 1 Championship season begins on Sydney Harbour The 18 footers 2022-23 championship season began today when the Australian 18 Footers League staged Race 1 of the NSW Championship in a mainly 8-10 knot North East wind on Sydney Harbour. by Frank Quealey Posted 27 Nov 22:09 NZDT GLOBE40 Leg 5 set sail from Matavai Bay, Tahiti GLOBE40 Leg 5 set sail from Matavai Bay, Tahiti The challenge of the Horn ahead Today at 15:00 hours local time (01:00 UTC Sunday 27 November), the GLOBE40 crews set sail on leg 5 in Matavai Bay to the north of the island of Tahiti, bound for the Argentinean stopover of Ushuaia via the legendary yet feared Cape Horn. by Sirius Events Posted 27 Nov 19:34 NZDT Q&A Live Call with the new 470 World Champions Q&A Live Call with the new 470 World Champions Secrets of world-beating teamwork, and your questions answered Luise Wanser & Philipp Autenrieth are very different personalities, but together they have combined to create a devastatingly powerful team in the 470 class. A few weeks ago this German duo won gold with a race to spare at the World Championships. by Andy Rice Posted 27 Nov 05:45 NZDT 2022 RS Venture Connect World Championship day 4 2022 RS Venture Connect World Championship day 4 Teams battle for final fleet positions The fourth day of racing at the 2022 RS Venture Connect World Championships organised by Oman Sail brought with it yet more exceptional sailing and many more surprises. by Oman Sail Posted 27 Nov 04:18 NZDT Global Solo Challenge - One watch at a time Global Solo Challenge - One watch at a time Lessons learned from a simple story One of my favorite short stories when I was a nipper growing up in South Africa was 'The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner'. by Brian Hancock Posted 27 Nov 03:44 NZDT Rhum Multi and Rhum Mono Classes decided Rhum Multi and Rhum Mono Classes decided Loic Escoffier wins Rhum Multi, Roland Jourdain denied hat trick by engine seal penalty Friday night into Saturday's early hours The Memorial ACTe, Pointe-à-Pitre's proud, giant structure which is dedicated to the history, heritage and memories of the Caribbean slave trade, saw the busiest spell yet of finishers completing the 12th edition. by La Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe Posted 26 Nov 22:13 NZDT 2022 RS Venture Connect World Championship day 3 2022 RS Venture Connect World Championship day 3 Low winds prove challenging at the Barceló Mussanah Resort The 2022 RS Venture Connect World Championships organised by Oman Sail is under way at the Barceló Mussanah Resort where 39 teams from 19 nations took to the waters in light winds of between 5-7 knots. by Oman Sail Posted 26 Nov 20:05 NZDT America's Cup: Rigging the Silver Arrow America's Cup: Rigging the Silver Arrow The INEOS Britannia shore team and technicians had a busy day dockside in Palma The INEOS Britannia shore team and technicians had a busy day dockside Friday in Palma with the crucial first-stepping of the ‘Silver Arrow' T6 LEQ12 carbon mast and rigging. by America's Cup Recon Posted 26 Nov 14:27 NZDT Loïc Escoffier wins the Rhum Multi class Loïc Escoffier wins the Rhum Multi class Penalty for Roland Jourdain as he had a broken lead seal on his boat Loïc Escoffier (Lodigroup) who crossed the finish line second has been declared winner of the Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe in the Rhum Multi division. by La Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe Posted 26 Nov 09:58 NZDT Bollé Youth Match Racing Regatta overall Bollé Youth Match Racing Regatta overall Cole Tapper and team declared overall winner of the 2022 'Joy Ride' Trophy Cole Tapper with brother Finn, Nathan Gulliksen, Hugo Stoner and Ben Crafoord have been declared the overall winner of the 2022 'Joy Ride' Trophy, winning the Bolle International Youth Match Racing Regatta in emphatic style by Cruising Yacht Club of Australia Posted 26 Nov 09:25 NZDT Roland Jourdain finishes first in Rhum Multi class Roland Jourdain finishes first in Rhum Multi class Rhum Mono winner expected Saturday French skipper Roland Jourdain (We Explore) finished first in the Rhum Multihull class in the 12th Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe when he crossed the finish line at 19:06:00hrs UTC (Friday 25th November). by La Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe Posted 26 Nov 08:57 NZDT Interview with Sailmon's Kalle Coster Interview with Sailmon's Kalle Coster We find out more about the Sailmon Sailing App at METSTRADE 2022 Sailmon don't just make instruments, and the Sailmon Sailing App is becoming a powerful tool for analysis, event organisation, photos and video from your sailing, as well as sharing and connecting with the wider sailing community. by Mark Jardine Posted 26 Nov 01:00 NZDT Elliott 5.9: Development crew boat offer Elliott 5.9: Development crew boat offer The Elliott 5.9 Class Owners Assoc has an Elliott 5.9 class boat that is available for free charter The Elliott 5.9 Class Owners Assoc has an Elliott 5.9 class boat available for free charter to a qualifying youth or development crew to participate in the competitive one design Elliott 5.9 across the highly successful Elliott 5.9 Traveller Series. by Gareth Howard - Elliott 5.9 Association Posted 25 Nov 20:46 NZDT Bollé Youth Match Racing Regatta day 3 Bollé Youth Match Racing Regatta day 3 The semi-finalists have been decided The semi-finalists for the Bolle International Youth Match Racing Regatta have been decided, setting up for a Trans-Tasman showdown on the final day. by Cruising Yacht Club of Australia Posted 25 Nov 19:38 NZDT America's Cup: AC40 construction changes announced America's Cup: AC40 construction changes announced Construction changes announced for existing and future AC40 builds following AC40 nosedive Emirates Team NZ have announced the design and construction changes to be incorporated into existing and future AC40 builds. The changes have been developed as a result of damage that occurred after the violent nosedive of the team's LEQ12, on Tuesday. by Emirates Team NZ/Sail-World NZ Posted 25 Nov 16:50 NZDT Cup Spy Nov 24: Brits foil testing again Cup Spy Nov 24: Brits foil testing again Six days after doing their first towing test in Mallorca, INEOS Britannia did a second session Six days after doing their first towing test in Mallorca, the British America's Cup Challenger, INEOS Britannia, did a second towing exercise - with the delay between runs put down to inclement weather. by Richard Gladwell Sail-World NZ Posted 25 Nov 11:18 NZDT Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe day 16 Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe day 16 Sunshine stories prevail with the odd dark cloud On the 16th day of the 12th Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe there are still seven IMOCA solo skippers to finish, whilst by midday today, Thursday 24 November, there were seven Class40s finished with 30 still on the race course and 18 abandoned. by La Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe Posted 25 Nov 06:35 NZDT RORC Nelson's Cup Series set for Antigua RORC Nelson's Cup Series set for Antigua The Notice of Race is now available The RORC Caribbean 600 is a bucket-list offshore event for thousands of Corinthian and professional sailors,­­ and for 2023 and beyond, the desire for more boats to participate in a variety of races has led to the creation of the RORC Nelson's Cup Series. by Louay Habib Posted 25 Nov 00:25 NZDT IRC rating responds to sailors IRC rating responds to sailors With rule and formulation changes for 2023 Following the international IRC annual Congress meeting in October, the 2023 IRC rule text is now published on the IRC website and includes changes that reflect IRC's desire to listen to what sailors want, simplify rules by RORC Rating Office Posted 24 Nov 19:51 NZDT Cup Spy Nov 23: American Magic trials new main Cup Spy Nov 23: American Magic trials new main American Magic trials new main, does plenty of dry tacks/gybes and gives cyclors a workout American Magic made further gains on the other four teams contesting the 37th America's Cup, with another strong day on Pensacola Bay, sailing in light winds with a newly recut, and larger mainsail. by Richard Gladwell Sail-World NZ Posted 24 Nov 15:07 NZDT Rhum Multi Class leader Gilles Buekenhout capsizes Rhum Multi Class leader Gilles Buekenhout capsizes The Belgian skipper is on board and reported that he is not injured At 1920hrs this Wednesday, November 23, the race management of the 12th edition of La Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe received a message from CROSS Antilles to tell them that Gilles Buekenhout (JESS) had triggered his distress beacon. by La Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe Posted 24 Nov 13:54 NZDT Beccaria finishes second Class 40 in Route du Rhum Beccaria finishes second Class 40 in Route du Rhum A hard-earned place for the Italian in the highly competitive 55 boat fleet Italian skipper Ambrogio Beccaria brought his 100% Italian made Alla Grande-Pirelli across the finish line of the 12th Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe at 2038hrs UTC to take a hard earned second place in the highly competitive 55 boat Class40. by La Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe Posted 24 Nov 12:51 NZDT 2022 RS Venture Connect Worlds start tomorrow 2022 RS Venture Connect Worlds start tomorrow Oman Sail welcomes 39 teams from 19 nations set to compete in Oman Oman Sail welcomed 39 teams from 19 nations to the Barceló Mussanah Resort for the 2022 RS Venture Connect World Championships, the first exclusively para sailing event to be held in Oman. by Oman Sail Posted 24 Nov 11:30 NZDT Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race: Compelling appeal Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race: Compelling appeal Watching the race start remains an integral part of the Australian holiday season Incomparable and iconic, the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race has inspired sailors since 1945. It is a contest par excellence with a global reputation that transcends the traditional boundaries of the sport of sailing. by Quinag Posted 24 Nov 11:09 NZDT The Rhum is an immense pleasure for sharing! The Rhum is an immense pleasure for sharing! Charles Caudrelier realised a childhood dream by securing victory in the 12th Route du Rhum One week ago to the day, in the pitch black of a night in Guadeloupe after 6 days 19 hours 47 minutes and 25 seconds of intense effort, Charles Caudrelier realised a childhood dream by securing victory in the 12th Route du Rhum- Destination Guadeloupe. by Gitana Team Posted 24 Nov 08:39 NZDT Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe update Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe update Yoann Richomme does the double, winning Class40 for the second time French skipper Yoann Richomme joined the very elite group of solo ocean racers to have twice won their class on the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe today, with a win in the Class40 from a record entry of 55 boats. by La Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe Posted 24 Nov 07:09 NZDT 2023 ORC World Championship open for entries 2023 ORC World Championship open for entries 128 yachts from 16 nations pre-registered for the August event The Kieler Yacht Club and the the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) is pleased to announce that the Notice of Race is now published and the official registration and entry process is now open for the 2023 ORC World Championship. by Offshore Racing Congress Posted 24 Nov 05:46 NZDT Genova welcomes the world with The Ocean Race Genova welcomes the world with The Ocean Race Hosting the Grand Finale of the 14th edition of the around the world race Genova, Italy, the host of the Grand Finale finish of the 50th anniversary edition of The Ocean Race, will maximise its opportunity through the free to enter race village called Ocean Live Park. by The Ocean Race Posted 24 Nov 03:53 NZDT Bollé Youth Match Racing Regatta day 2 Bollé Youth Match Racing Regatta day 2 Big moves and shock losses in Sydney All teams were fighting for the top five places which would secure them a berth in the quarter finals and skip the repechage restart round tomorrow. by Cruising Yacht Club of Australia Posted 23 Nov 22:28 NZDT Flurry of finishes for international skippers Flurry of finishes for international skippers In Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe IMOCA class The notorious final miles around Guadeloupe, negotiating a minefield of calms and light winds whilst significantly underpowered because of a hole in her mainsail, proved a cruel sting in the tail for Briton Pip Hare (Medallia). by La Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe Posted 23 Nov 22:08 NZDT NSW 18ft skiff Championship starts Sunday NSW 18ft skiff Championship starts Sunday The first step of a long campaign towards becoming the world's best team Sunday's Race 1 of the NSW 18ft skiff Championship is the first step of a long campaign towards becoming the world's best team at the 2023 JJ Giltinan Championship next March on Sydney Harbour. by Frank Quealey Posted 23 Nov 19:37 NZDT International fleet set for 2022 RSHYR International fleet set for 2022 RSHYR A strong fleet with an international flavour is preparing for the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race A strong fleet with an international flavour and multiple former winners and record holders is preparing to take on the 2022 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. by RSHYR Media Posted 23 Nov 18:50 NZDT Interview about Yanmar's e-saildrive development Interview about Yanmar's e-saildrive development We speak to Igor van de Burgt and Bas Eerden at METSTRADE 2022 We spoke to Yanmar's Igor van de Burgt, Application Engineer, Engineering and Development, and Bas Eerden, Global Sales Manager, about the development of e-saildrive, scheduled for launch in 2024. by Mark Jardine Posted 23 Nov 04:30 NZDT World Sailing confirms commitment to Para Sailing World Sailing confirms commitment to Para Sailing “Our success is defined by the number of disabled people who have access to our sport” World Sailing CEO, David Graham, has addressed the global sailing community at the Yacht Racing Forum in St Julian's, Malta, thanking them for their support of the Federation's #BacktheBid campaign to see sailing reinstated in the Paralympic Games. by World Sailing Posted 23 Nov 04:22 NZDT Entry open for 2023 Open Finn Europeans Entry open for 2023 Open Finn Europeans Lake Balaton hosts the largest Finn fleets in Hungary Entry has opened for the 2023 Open and U23 Finn European Championship at Csopak on Lake Balaton, Hungary. Hosted by Procelero Sport Club (PSC), in Csopak, the regatta marks a return to home of Hungarian Finn sailing. by Robert Deaves Posted 23 Nov 04:09 NZDT Bollé Youth Match Racing Regatta day 1 Bollé Youth Match Racing Regatta day 1 Max Brennan leads the event with five wins and one loss The opening day of the 2022 Bollé International Youth Match Racing Regatta got off to an intense start with gusty westerly winds, peaking at 28 knots, sweeping across Sydney Harbour all day, temporarily postponing racing in the morning. by Cruising Yacht Club of Australia Posted 23 Nov 03:23 NZDT More added to Rooster's Black Friday Sale More added to Rooster's Black Friday Sale Extra products and bundles now available as part of the Black Friday Sale More products and bundles now available as part of our Black Friday Sale. We asked you guys on social media for bundle suggestions. See a few of the best suggestions we got from you guys! by Rooster Posted 23 Nov 01:00 NZDT Swiss skipper Justine Mettraux top female Swiss skipper Justine Mettraux top female Finishing seventh IMOCA in the Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe Swiss skipper Justine Mettraux (Teamwork.net) took seventh place in the IMOCA class when she crossed the finish line of the 12th Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe at 02:41:35 UTC this morning, 22 November. by La Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe Posted 22 Nov 22:29 NZDT Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award 2022 Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award 2022 Spanish photographer Nico Martinez wins the top prize Very involved in international yacht racing since the nineties, Nico Martinez is appreciated by all for his professionalism and the high quality of his work. by Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image Posted 22 Nov 19:32 NZDT Cup Spy Nov 21: Italians reveal new move Cup Spy Nov 21: Italians reveal new move Luna Rossa does tow test with sensors attached to their port wingfoil. More on THAT Nosedive. Luna Rossa has emerged from the shed to undertake towing tests, with some basic sensors attached to their port wingfoil. A look at Emirates Team NZ options after destroying the bow of their AC40 in a training nosedive at 40kts yesterday. by Richard Gladwell Sail-World NZ Posted 22 Nov 17:16 NZDT Podium complete in IMOCA class Podium complete in IMOCA class Route du Rhum-Destination Guadaloupe update Thomas Ruyant, solo skipper of LinkedOut, was unofficially crowned 'King of the Transats' when he won the 38 boat IMOCA class on the 12th Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe. by La Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe Posted 22 Nov 11:42 NZDT Interview with Jake Keilman and Todd Wilson Interview with Jake Keilman and Todd Wilson We take a closer look during METSTRADE 2022 Mark Jardine, Managing Editor of Sail-World.com and YachtsandYachting.com talks to Jake Keilman and Todd Wilson of Vakaros at METSTRADE 2022 about the small, but incredibly powerful, Atlas 2 sailing instrument. by Mark Jardine Posted 22 Nov 05:12 NZDT Ruyant makes it a transatlantic double Ruyant makes it a transatlantic double Second consecutive victory in the IMOCA Class After a compelling duel with Charlie Dalin, Thomas Ruyant on board LinkedOut completed his second consecutive victory in the IMOCA Class on the Atlantic racecourse, with a stunning win in the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe. by Ed Gorman / IMOCA Globe Series Posted 22 Nov 04:15 NZDT
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