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America's Cup: Ireland told to be 'more ambitious' America's Cup: Ireland told to be 'more ambitious' Ireland's top sailing official Marcus Spillane says Irish need to be more ambitious in their AC bid Cork-born, New York resident Marcus Spillane says Ireland needs to be more ambitious in its thinking on the hosting of the America's Cup and believes it should be co-promoted with the Ryder Cup to be held 60 miles away in Adare, County Limerick in 2027. by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World NZ Posted 18 Sep 02:22 NZST America's Cup: Host Venue bid timeline is extended America's Cup: Host Venue bid timeline is extended Cup organisers extend selection period for the shortlisted offshore venues plus Auckland America's Cup organisers have announced an extension of the selection period for the shortlisted offshore venues to continue to work through final details and provide further information required for their respective bids. by Emirates Team New Zealand Posted 17 Sep 12:04 NZST Former VOR Race Director Jack Lloyd dies at 67 Former VOR Race Director Jack Lloyd dies at 67 New Zealand's leading sailing official, Jack Lloyd, died suddenly on Friday evening Jack Lloyd, died suddenly and unexpectedly on Friday evening aged 67. For almost three decades he was involved in sorting out the disputes, rules, interpretations and compliance issues for yachting's jet set as the professional side of the sport evolved. by Richard Gladwell/Alistair McRae Posted 17 Sep 01:58 NZST 2021 Rolex NYYC Invitational Cup day 4 2021 Rolex NYYC Invitational Cup day 4 Southern plays defence as San Diego charges toward the lead with two more wins The story line at the sharp end of the fleet on Day 4 of the Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup was much the same as on Day 3. by Stuart Streuli, New York Yacht Club Posted 18 Sep 16:47 NZST Top 3 set at the 56th Congressional Cup Top 3 set at the 56th Congressional Cup 4th berth up for grabs in the Semi Finals Today the top three skippers racing in the 56th Congressional Cup regatta at Long Beach Yacht Club here cemented their positions in the semi-finals, but the battle is still waging for fourth place and who will advance to the next stage. by Betsy Senescu Posted 18 Sep 16:33 NZST OK Dinghy Autumn Trophy in Bandol day 3 OK Dinghy Autumn Trophy in Bandol day 3 An epic day of sailing Nick Craig extended his lead on the third day of the OK Dinghy Autumn Trophy in Bandol, France, after three more races were sailed in 15-25 knots, huge waves, and brilliant sunshine. by Robert Deaves Posted 18 Sep 16:21 NZST Winning results and teamwork speak for themselves Winning results and teamwork speak for themselves North Sails are in the business of pushing boundaries North Sails are in the business of pushing: boundaries, speed, science and technology. Whether the boat is 83 years old or 8 years old, the most competitive teams and owners consistently choose North Sails. by North Sails Posted 18 Sep 07:00 NZST One design? There's only one choice. One design? There's only one choice. Allen know what hardware makes a boat go quickly! As an original equipment manufacturer to many of the world's leading one design boat builders, we know what hardware makes a boat go quickly! by Allen Posted 18 Sep 03:00 NZST Pierre Quiroga wins 52nd La Solitaire du Figaro Pierre Quiroga wins 52nd La Solitaire du Figaro Finishing in Saint Nazaire on Thursday night Pierre Quiroga (Skipper Macif 2019) won the longest and toughest La Solitaire du Figaro of recent years, his ninth place on the fourth, final stage, finishing into Saint Nazaire on the French Loire Atlantic coast on Thursday night. by Andi Robertson Posted 17 Sep 17:27 NZST Dynamic day 2 at the 56th Congressional Cup Dynamic day 2 at the 56th Congressional Cup Rust shaken off as the racers surge into full form It was evident today, on Day Two of the Congressional Cup regatta here, that racers have shaken off any dust or rust caused by the pandemic pause and surged into full form. by Betsy Crowfoot Posted 17 Sep 17:05 NZST 2021 Rolex NYYC Invitational Cup day 3 2021 Rolex NYYC Invitational Cup day 3 San Diego thrives, Southern survives If it wasn't the lumpy seas, it was the capricious breeze. Wherever sailors competing in the 2021 Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup turned today, there was something standing between them and the groove. by Stuart Streuli, New York Yacht Club Posted 17 Sep 17:00 NZST CYCA provides update on 2021 RSHYR CYCA provides update on 2021 RSHYR 100 days to go 2021 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, home of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, remains hopeful the 'Great Race' will return in 2021. by Cruising Yacht Club of Australia Posted 17 Sep 15:43 NZST OK Dinghy Autumn Trophy in Bandol day 2 OK Dinghy Autumn Trophy in Bandol day 2 Nick Craig opens with two bullets Forecasts promised good winds on the second day of the OKDIA Autumn Trophy, however light winds prevailed all day. Three races were started but only two were finished after the wind died. by Robert Deaves Posted 17 Sep 09:11 NZST GC32 Villasimius World Championship 2021 day 1 GC32 Villasimius World Championship 2021 day 1 Owner-driver Erik Maris leads after tricky opening day The 3rd GC32 Worlds got off to a difficult start today off Villasimius, Sardinia. One race was successfully held on magnificent bay off Marina di Villasimius and the Capo Carbonara marine reserve before the wind began performing laps of the compass dial. by GC32 Racing Tour Posted 17 Sep 07:07 NZST 52nd La Solitaire du Figaro Stage 4 day 5 52nd La Solitaire du Figaro Stage 4 day 5 Outcome hangs in the balance, Quiroga v Macaire General classification leader Pierre Quiroga has been fighting hard in light, very unsettled breezes to preserve his overall margin of 1 hour and 53 minutes as he comes under increasing pressure from second placed Xavier Macaire. by Andi Robertson Posted 17 Sep 05:35 NZST The Australian 18 Footers League - the Beginning The Australian 18 Footers League - the Beginning Conducting 18ft Skiff racing continuously for 87 years on Sydney Harbour The Australian 18 Footers League (formerly known as NSW 18 Footers League) has been conducting 18ft Skiff racing continuously for 87 years on Sydney Harbour since its first year of competition in the 1935-1936. by Frank Quealey Posted 17 Sep 02:32 NZST Dalin wants to win Dalin wants to win Even the speed runs at the Défi Azimut Immediately after APIVIA had finished her third and final speed run off Lorient at the Défi Azimut, her skipper Charlie Dalin was straight onto his smart phone to check on the results. by Ed Gorman Posted 16 Sep 20:34 NZST 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 Europeans day 2 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 Europeans day 2 Next generation of Spanish, German, Austrian, and American skiffs Most of the big names in 49er sailing are taking some well earned time off after Tokyo. As such, now is the time for the Paris potential stars to usurp the aging veterans. by 49er & Nacra 17 Sailing Posted 16 Sep 19:52 NZST TNL Pindar beats COVID to get Caro away TNL Pindar beats COVID to get Caro away TNL Pindar recently shipped the new IRC52 racing yacht “Caro” from New Zealand to Spain. TNL Pindar recently shipped the new IRC52 racing yacht “Caro” from New Zealand to Spain. In the present climate of increasing shipping rates, lack of space on vessels and Covid Lockdowns this ended up being no easy task. by TNL Pindar Posted 16 Sep 15:55 NZST Canfield leads on day 1 of 56th Congressional Cup Canfield leads on day 1 of 56th Congressional Cup Ten of the world's top match racing teams competing in stellar conditions The 56th Congressional Cup is under way, with 10 of the world's top match racing teams competing in stellar conditions off the Belmont Veterans Memorial Pier here today. by Betsy Crowfoot Posted 16 Sep 14:11 NZST 2021 Rolex NYYC Invitational Cup day 2 2021 Rolex NYYC Invitational Cup day 2 Lovell, Southern YC drive into the lead on Day 2 It was just the sort of moment that the founders of the Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup envisioned more than a decade years ago when they created the event. by Stuart Streuli, New York Yacht Club Posted 16 Sep 13:46 NZST Start of OK Dinghy Autumn trophy delayed Start of OK Dinghy Autumn trophy delayed Racing was cancelled in Bandol, France on day 1 Before the start of the OK Dinghy Autumn Trophy in Bandol, France, there were near perfect conditions for training, while enjoying the perfect French hospitality. by Robert Deaves Posted 16 Sep 13:08 NZST Third GC32 World Championship sets sail tomorrow Third GC32 World Championship sets sail tomorrow The event sees a welcome return to the GC32 family in Villasimius Top international crew, including America's Cup winners and Olympian gold medallists, are descending on Villasimius for one of the pinnacles in foiling catamaran racing, the third GC32 World Championship. by GC32 Racing Tour Posted 16 Sep 09:39 NZST 52nd La Solitaire du Figaro Stage 4 day 4 52nd La Solitaire du Figaro Stage 4 day 4 'It ain't over 'til it's over', calms might present final, conclusive hurdle The leadership of the decisive Stage 4 of the 52nd La Solitaire du Figaro was in the balance as the top group passed 82 nautical miles offshore of the NW tip of Brittany heading for the final finish line in Saint Nazaire on the Loire-Atlantic coast. by Andi Robertson Posted 16 Sep 07:29 NZST America's Cup: Bureaucrats nobble Cup hosting America's Cup: Bureaucrats nobble Cup hosting Irish media are reporting that Dept of Sport bureaucrats are advising against hosting AC37 With an announcement on the preferred Host Venue expected on Friday September 17, Irish media are reporting that officials from the Department of Sport are advising the Government to withdraw their bid to stage the 37th America's Cup in Cork by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com Posted 16 Sep 03:02 NZST 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 Europeans day 1 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 Europeans day 1 Raw rookies and Olympic veterans lead on day one The Schultheis sisters had a storybook start to their first ever European Championships winning all three races. by 49er & Nacra 17 Sailing Posted 15 Sep 23:38 NZST Global Solo Challenge welcomes 35th entry Global Solo Challenge welcomes 35th entry For François Gouin, sailing is an incredible school of life François Gouin from Pornic in France is the 35th entry in the Global Solo Challenge with his Pogo 40S Kawan3, a first generation Class40 (Finot-Conq) built in 2008 by Structures. by Global Solo Challenge Posted 15 Sep 23:06 NZST 11th Hour Racing Team to compete at Le Défi Azimut 11th Hour Racing Team to compete at Le Défi Azimut 11th Hour Racing Team is competing with two crews The international elite of offshore yachting is gathering in Lorient on the Atlantic coast of France to battle for glory at Le Défi Azimut, a unique showcase regatta over four consecutive days. by 11th Hour Racing Team Posted 15 Sep 21:02 NZST Lorient is ready to celebrate the IMOCA Class Lorient is ready to celebrate the IMOCA Class Défi Azimut puts on its showcase regatta for sponsors and partners The centre of the solo and short-handed offshore racing world is most definitely La Base marina on the waterfront in Lorient on the French Brittany coast for the next few days, as the IMOCA Class puts on its showcase regatta for sponsors and partners. by Défi Azimut Posted 15 Sep 20:00 NZST 2021 Rolex NYYC Invitational Cup day 1 2021 Rolex NYYC Invitational Cup day 1 Royal Thames Yacht Club takes early control with nearly flawless first day There are strong starts to a regatta and then there's the day on the water put in by Royal Thames Yacht Club to open up the racing in the 2021 Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup. by Stuart Streuli, New York Yacht Club Posted 15 Sep 17:15 NZST Défi Azimut, term time resumes for the IMOCA Class Défi Azimut, term time resumes for the IMOCA Class Offering a variety of different races 53 days before the start of the two handed race across the Atlantic, the Transat Jacques Vabre the summer of rest, preparation & maybe a little training is over and it is now time to get down to the serious business of preparing for upcoming race. by Vendée Globe Posted 15 Sep 15:37 NZST 52nd La Solitaire du Figaro Stage 4 day 3 52nd La Solitaire du Figaro Stage 4 day 3 Leader Delpech goes solo, Dolan and Macaire hold firm but Quiroga is poised French rookie Jules Delpech (ORCOM) is the breakaway leader of the fourth stage of the 52nd La Solitaire du Figaro, taking a lone, solo route more than 25 miles to the east of the main body of the fleet. by Andi Robertson Posted 15 Sep 05:54 NZST A shameful story and a warning to sailors A shameful story and a warning to sailors A shameful story and a warning to the sailing world Sometime in the recent past, a club hosted a small-but-well-attended regional regatta. A consciously unvaccinated individual attended, refused to wear a mask, and then tested positive for Covid-19. by David Schmidt Posted 15 Sep 03:00 NZST 2021 Rolex NYYC Invitational Cup update 2021 Rolex NYYC Invitational Cup update U.S. Teams from opposite coasts focus on common goal The road to a sailing world championship is a marathon, never a sprint. Few know that better than Peter Duncan, who will skipper American Yacht Club's entry in the 2021 Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup, which starts racing tomorrow. by New York Yacht Club Posted 14 Sep 22:00 NZST 11th Hour Racing Team names boats 11th Hour Racing Team names boats Malama and Alaka'i: A tribute to ocean health Today, 11th Hour Racing Team officially named their two 60-foot round the world offshore race boats in Concarneau, France. Drawing on the Hawaiian heritage of team CEO, Mark Towill, the brand new IMOCA 60, previously nicknamed '11.2' was named Malama by 11th Hour Racing Team Posted 14 Sep 21:35 NZST Boat building industry comes together Boat building industry comes together To drive action for the planet A new survey by The Ocean Race, the world's toughest test of a team in sport, has found an overwhelming number of people working in the sailing and boat building industry want the field to become more sustainable. by The Ocean Race Posted 14 Sep 20:18 NZST 52nd La Solitaire du Figaro Stage 4 day 2 52nd La Solitaire du Figaro Stage 4 day 2 Green green grass of home drawing Dolan first towards Fastnet Irish skipper Tom Dolan leads Stage 4 of La Solitaire du Figaro towards the Fastnet Rock and the waters where he did his first real offshore sailing as a sailing instructor out of Baltimore more than a dozen years ago. by Andi Robertson Posted 14 Sep 07:35 NZST That's a wrap for the Moth Worlds That's a wrap for the Moth Worlds 140 Moths buzzing around with just the sound of the foils cutting through the water Imagine this for a second, 140 Moths buzzing around with just the sound of the foils cutting through the water. That was the scene on Lake Garda last week during the 2021 REDORO International Moth World Championships. by North Sails Posted 14 Sep 07:30 NZST 2021 Rolex NYYC Invitational Cup update 2021 Rolex NYYC Invitational Cup update Literal storm brings brief calm before the figurative one An unscheduled day off in the midst of a weeklong regatta is always a nice chance to recover. When it gets announced at 5 pm the day prior, it's truly a gift. by New York Yacht Club Posted 14 Sep 01:57 NZST 22 yachts for 2023 Ocean Globe Race 22 yachts for 2023 Ocean Globe Race A return to Corinthian ocean racing Only two more years until the start of the Ocean Globe Race and the return of amateur ocean racing, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1973/1974 Whitbread Round the World Race. by Don McIntyre Posted 14 Sep 01:54 NZST Future-proofing an IMOCA 60 Future-proofing an IMOCA 60 The challenges and innovations in boat building Building a race boat is traditionally far from sustainable due to its intense material and energy usage. What innovations can be made to the processes and practices within the marine industry to make a shift away from 'business as usual'? by 11th Hour Racing Team Posted 13 Sep 22:22 NZST J Class duo dominate Super Maxi Division J Class duo dominate Super Maxi Division Velsheda and Topaz battled it out at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup The J Class duo Velsheda and Topaz dominated the Super Maxi class at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup which finished on Saturday when insufficient wind forced the cancellation of the final races. by Nicola Dawson Posted 13 Sep 21:20 NZST Jean-Luc Van Den Heede interview Jean-Luc Van Den Heede interview An in-depth analysis of solo sailing and of the problems to be faced such as food and sleep A long interview with Jean-Luc Van Den Heede, the last seadog, the man of records and the "long route" who talks to us about the mother of all non-stop solo circumnavigations. by Global Solo Challenge Posted 13 Sep 18:10 NZST Happy, happy. Joy, joy! Happy, happy. Joy, joy! Without doubt, the best perk of this job is the reach and connection There are definitely some serious perks to this gig. Yet without doubt, the best is the reach and connection with sailors far and wide. The emails, calls, and chats on the quay still come in, and continue to inspire the entire team. by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS Posted 13 Sep 17:00 NZST SailGP: Kiwis fourth in St Tropez SailGP: Kiwis fourth in St Tropez A disappointing final fleet race proved incredibly costly for the New Zealand SailGP Team A disappointing final fleet race proved incredibly costly for the New Zealand SailGP Team as it missed out on its first podium race by a solitary point to finish the France Sail Grand Prix in fourth position. by James Rigby/NZSailGP Posted 13 Sep 14:53 NZST 52nd La Solitaire du Figaro Stage 4 underway 52nd La Solitaire du Figaro Stage 4 underway One final Fastnet Ultra Marathon to decide the winner Corentin Horeau (Mutuelle Bleue pour l'Institut Curie) led the fleet out of Morlaix Bay this afternoon at the start of one of the longest legs in the recent history of the French annual multi stage solo offshore race. by Andi Robertson Posted 13 Sep 06:39 NZST Champagne celebrations at France Sail Grand Prix Champagne celebrations at France Sail Grand Prix Japan claims second win of SailGP Season 2 The scintillating waters of Saint-Tropez lit up with excitement for thousands of fans on the final day of racing of the France Sail Grand Prix. Llight-wind conditions did not hold back the eight-nation fleet from an exhilarating day on the water. by SailGP Posted 13 Sep 05:04 NZST Slingsby loses his winning streak in St Tropez Slingsby loses his winning streak in St Tropez But refocuses on next event in Cadiz Tom Slingsby and The Australian SailGP Team could not orchestrate a comeback on the final race day of the France Sail Grand Prix, after a weekend plagued by technical issues. by Olivia Hogan Posted 13 Sep 04:24 NZST
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