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Mike Horn on his recent expedition to Greenland Mike Horn on his recent expedition to Greenland An interview with Mike Horn on his recent expedition to Greenland and Svalbard I checked in with circumnavigator and explorer Mike Horn, via email, to learn more about his recent expedition to Greenland and Svalbard. by David Schmidt Posted 19 Jan 08:00 PST Q&A with INEOS TEAM UK's David 'Freddie' Carr Q&A with INEOS TEAM UK's David 'Freddie' Carr What it takes to sail the AC75 BRITANNIA Freddie is one of the more experienced members of the INEOS TEAM UK sailing team, having comped in four previous America's Cup campaigns going back to 2007. by Mark Jardine Posted 21 Jan 01:00 PST Vendée Globe Day 75 morning update Vendée Globe Day 75 morning update Can a corner be cut? For the leaders who are 1000 or so miles SSW of the Azores this morning this stretch of the Atlantic is not as cooperative as it was forecast to be. by Vendée Globe Posted 21 Jan 00:13 PST US Open Sailing Series turns South to Miami US Open Sailing Series turns South to Miami Top sailors to race in Biscayne Bay The 2021 West Marine US Open Sailing Series launched with excitement and a sense of pride last week in Fort Lauderdale and now the series heads south to Miami for four days of racing on Biscayne Bay at 2021 West Marine US Open Sailing - Miami. by US Sailing Posted 20 Jan 22:57 PST WMRT Tour Cards for the 2021 championship season WMRT Tour Cards for the 2021 championship season Six skippers awarded invitations to the world-championship level events The World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) has announced the six skippers awarded WMRT Tour Cards for the 2021 championship season. by World Tour Match Racing Posted 20 Jan 22:12 PST SailGP's Season 2 to feature eight global events SailGP's Season 2 to feature eight global events Including 7 new venues from April 2021 to March 2022 SailGP - the sport's pinnacle league, and the first climate positive sports and entertainment property - has announced a full race schedule for its second season, which will feature eight national teams made up of the sport's best athletes. by SailGP Posted 20 Jan 10:35 PST Vendée Globe Day 74: Seven days to destiny Vendée Globe Day 74: Seven days to destiny Louis Burton could benefit from his position further west but has been slowed for two rankings The race at the front of the Vendée Globe is electrifying. None of the eight previous editions has ever witnessed a race finish as open and intense. by Vendée Globe Posted 20 Jan 10:25 PST Seawanhaka Cup postponed to 2022 Seawanhaka Cup postponed to 2022 Long Beach YC decide it's not prudent to host this international yacht racing event in 2021 It is with profound disappointment that the Long Beach Yacht Club has decided to postpone the Seawanhaka International Challenge Cup to 2022. by Long Beach Yacht Club Posted 20 Jan 08:21 PST Carpentier reflects on RORC Transatlantic Race Carpentier reflects on RORC Transatlantic Race A heavyweight contest between two of the world's best Class40 sailors Antoine Carpentier's Class40 Redman crossed the finish line of the seventh edition of the RORC Transatlantic Race at 04:24 UTC in an elapsed time of 10 days, 18 hours, 24 mins and 13 secs. by Louay Habib Posted 20 Jan 07:26 PST New dates for 2022 ORC/IRC World Championship New dates for 2022 ORC/IRC World Championship A large fleet is expected to take part in Porto Cervo After consultation between the Federazione Italiana Vela (FIV), the Unione Vela Altura Italiana (UVAI) and the Union Nationale pour la Course au Large, the ORC, the RORC and the YCCS, the dates for the 2022 ORC/IRC World Championship have been changed. by RORC Press Posted 20 Jan 06:06 PST PlanetSail: What happened to Patriot PlanetSail: What happened to Patriot Prada Cup Round Robin 1 & 2 Analysis Round Robin 1 & 2 of the Prada Cup had delivered an explosive start on the road to the America's Cup. At the end of the opening stages, one team was up, another down and one in the middle. by Matt Sheahan Posted 20 Jan 04:23 PST 2021 Governor's Cup set for July 26-31, 2021 2021 Governor's Cup set for July 26-31, 2021 The Club will also host the 2021 Youth Match Racing Worlds Balboa Yacht Club has posted all the information necessary for requesting an invitation ("RFI") for the 54th Governor's Cup International Youth Match Racing Championship, July 26-31, 2021, on the event website. by Susan Kenney Posted 20 Jan 03:41 PST Vendée Globe Day 74 morning update Vendée Globe Day 74 morning update Charlie Dalin 'I need to be in good shape for this last bit' The leader is not overly worried. He expects to reconnect with Louis Burton - who is to leeward and working NW - as they reach the south of the Azores. But the final stage seems more complex in a SW'ly wind which needs to be utilised at the best angles. by Vendée Globe Posted 20 Jan 00:21 PST Revised schedule for the Prada Cup Round Robins Revised schedule for the Prada Cup Round Robins New York YC's withdrawal from Round Robins forces schedule reduction to two days Following New York Yacht Club's team American Magic informing the Regatta Director that they will not be racing in Round Robins 3 and 4 of the Prada Cup this weekend, the racing schedule has been revised by COR36 / Sail-World.com Posted 19 Jan 19:28 PST America's Cup Rialto: Jan 17 - Saving of Patriot America's Cup Rialto: Jan 17 - Saving of Patriot Here's our perspective from on the water with exclusive images of the near sinking No two days are ever the same in the America's Cup. The final race of Round Robin 2 was no exception. Here's on the water impression, with exclusive images of a day that brought out the best in the America's Cup teams to save a fellow competitor's boat. by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World NZ Posted 19 Jan 18:00 PST Camaraderie Camaraderie A core principle of most sailors' lives As sailors we're incredibly lucky to have two events happening on the world stage which are able to take place in the Covid world. by Mark Jardine Posted 19 Jan 12:00 PST Vendée Globe Day 73: Happy, Super Happy Vendée Globe Day 73: Happy, Super Happy Charlie Dalin leads and Louis Burton carries on to the North West The Vendée Globe remains wide open. A leading group of nine skippers form the vanguard with a slight advantage for two skippers, Charlie Dalin and Louis Burton. by Vendée Globe Posted 19 Jan 10:29 PST Green Dragon and Palanad 3 scorch into Antigua Green Dragon and Palanad 3 scorch into Antigua In the RORC Transatlantic Race Johannes Schwarz's Volvo 70 Green Dragon crossed the finish line of the seventh edition of the RORC Transatlantic Race at 04:53 UTC in an elapsed time of nine days, 18 hours, 53 mins and 40 secs. by Louay Habib Posted 19 Jan 09:30 PST Top-speed flight and some 'me time' Top-speed flight and some 'me time' Maxi Edmond de Rothschild ticking off the miles at very high speed For the past 24 hours, since they made a perfectly controlled turn to the east offshore of Brazil, the men of the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild have clearly been lengthening their stride. by Gitana Team Posted 19 Jan 08:04 PST Prada Cup, PATRIOT's near-sinking, Vendee Globe Prada Cup, PATRIOT's near-sinking, Vendee Globe The latest newsletter from Sail-World's David Schmidt in the USA It seemed as though just a few weeks ago, most of the sailing community was beginning to sing dirges for Sir Ben Ainslie and INEOS Team UK. After this weekend, that crooning has clearly ceased. by David Schmidt Posted 19 Jan 08:00 PST 5O5 Europeans to be hosted in Weymouth this July 5O5 Europeans to be hosted in Weymouth this July A welcome major open event for sailors from around the world Would you like a feel of what your first major event post Covid can be? Check out this short Event promotion video... by Michael Quirk Posted 19 Jan 00:08 PST Vendée Globe Day 73 morning update Vendée Globe Day 73 morning update Fast and low or high and slower? After more than 25,000 miles of racing this Vendée Globe hangs in the balance. Who will win? At the head of the fleet now Charlie Dalin has been in first place 178 times since November 8th when the race started, Louis Burton has been in first twice by Vendée Globe Posted 18 Jan 23:36 PST Servane Escoffier: We can't wait to give him a hug Servane Escoffier: We can't wait to give him a hug You don't hear a lot about the home front during the Vendée Globe You don't hear a lot about the home front during the Vendée Globe, but every IMOCA sailor trying to complete his or her dream on the world's oceans right now has loved ones waiting for their safe return and following their every move. by Ed Gorman / IMOCA Posted 18 Jan 23:17 PST 2021 West Marine US Open Sailing Series Overall 2021 West Marine US Open Sailing Series Overall Top sailors awarded at West Marine US Open Fort Lauderdale It was a banner, yet challenging, day of sailing on the water for the 135 sailors competing at the 2021 West Marine US Open Sailing Series inaugural event, hosted by the Lauderdale Yacht Club. by US Sailing Posted 18 Jan 22:26 PST Vendée Globe Day 72: Climbing to a final battle Vendée Globe Day 72: Climbing to a final battle Fast Burton and consistent Dalin's northwards duel in the trades, Herrmann's hard 24hrs With less than two weeks - perhaps even just ten days - until the finish of what is set to be the closest ever edition of the Vendée Globe it is still impossible to predict which three skippers will finish on the podium. by Vendée Globe Posted 18 Jan 10:13 PST International Optimist Regatta registration open International Optimist Regatta registration open The 2021 St. Thomas Yacht Club event can only accept a maximum of 125 sailors Registration is open! The 28th annual International Optimist Regatta (IOR), the TOTE Maritime Clinic and the TOTE Team Race will take place from June 14-20, 2021 at the St. Thomas Yacht Club. by Carol Bareuther Posted 18 Jan 09:01 PST Multihull Line Honours for Rayon Vert Multihull Line Honours for Rayon Vert In the RORC Transatlantic Race Rayon Vert crossed the finish line at full speed, surfing in the Caribbean swell. Helen Spooner, who has organised the volunteers for every edition of the RORC Caribbean 600, greeted the pair with the assistance of the Antigua & Barbuda Coastguard. by Louay Habib Posted 18 Jan 08:59 PST Shirley Robertson on her media role at AC36 Shirley Robertson on her media role at AC36 David Schmidt checks in with the two-time Olympic gold medalist I checked in with Shirley Robertson, a two-time Olympic gold medalist and an internationally respected journalist, via email, to learn more about what it's like to be part of the media team that's providing commentary for the 36th America's Cup. by David Schmidt Posted 18 Jan 08:00 PST Prada Cup Review and Hutchinson's Mission Prada Cup Review and Hutchinson's Mission Nic Douglas reviews a frenetic 48 hours in Auckland Terry Hutchinson represented his team today. He looked as tired and was as emotional as one would expect, with the dignity and grace that all respect in the NYYC American Magic figurehead. by Nic Douglass Posted 18 Jan 07:39 PST Race Week, Ep.2 - The fight to save Patriot Race Week, Ep.2 - The fight to save Patriot American Magic sailors and support crew fought a desperate battle to save the yacht On her 44th day of sailing, and her third day of racing in the Prada Cup, Patriot sustained major mid-race damage to the port side of the hull and was in real danger of slipping beneath the waves. by New York Yacht Club American Magic Posted 18 Jan 02:21 PST Vendée Globe Day 72 morning update Vendée Globe Day 72 morning update Burton on the button, first out Doldrums It seems to be Louis Burton on Bureau Vallée who has finally escaped from the Doldrums first. He has been making a consistent 17kts early this morning in the 16-18kts NE'ly trade winds which seem to be well established. by Vendée Globe Posted 17 Jan 22:58 PST New York Yacht Club Statement on American Magic New York Yacht Club Statement on American Magic Commodore Christopher J. Culver thanks all those who helped save Patriot Like New York Yacht Club American Magic fans around the world, I watched yesterday's Prada Cup race against Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli eager to see PATRIOT show her speed in her favorite conditions. by Christopher J. Culver, NYYC Commodore Posted 17 Jan 21:10 PST 2021 West Marine US Open Sailing Series - Day 3 2021 West Marine US Open Sailing Series - Day 3 Patience pays off for afternoon sailing The 135 sailors waited patiently on Sunday for consistent breeze by making the most of their time to work on their craft and connect with fellow athletes during a lengthy postponement. by US Sailing Posted 17 Jan 20:01 PST Prada Cup: Hutchinson confirms raceboat rebuild Prada Cup: Hutchinson confirms raceboat rebuild American Magic confirmed that the team will remain in the Prada Cup American Magic Executive Director Terry Hutchinson has confirmed that the team will remain in the Prada Cup, after nearly sinking their raceboat Patriot yesterday evening in Auckland. by Richard Gladwell Sail-World NZ Posted 17 Jan 18:39 PST American Magic's AC75 survives crash, damage American Magic's AC75 survives crash, damage US Challenger for the America's Cup receives assistance in the fight to save Patriot After racing into a squall, crashing, capsizing, incurring significant damage and coming close to sinking, American Magic's AC75 racing yacht, PATRIOT, made it back to shore at 10:45 PM NZDT after a herculean effort to save the boat. by New York Yacht Club American Magic Posted 17 Jan 11:24 PST Vendée Globe Day 71: Dalin leads Atlantic climb Vendée Globe Day 71: Dalin leads Atlantic climb Apivia skirts round the worst of a dynamic cloud system The Doldrums did not give up the Vendée Globe leaders as easily as was initially predicted but first placed Charlie Dalin (Apivia) appears to have skirted round the worst of a dynamic cloud system and emerged this afternoon with his margin intact. by Vendée Globe Posted 17 Jan 11:08 PST RORC Transatlantic Race update RORC Transatlantic Race update Leaders close in on Antigua Oren Nataf's Multi50 Trimaran Rayon Vert, skippered by Alex Pella was under 400 miles from the finish and expected to take Multihull Line Honours on Monday 18th January. by Louay Habib Posted 17 Jan 10:47 PST The aftermath of Patriot's massive capsize The aftermath of Patriot's massive capsize The external damage is obvious, but what else is broken? The PRADA Cup so far has been enthralling and day 3 saw the drama ratchet up to 11 when a vicious squall hit Patriot as she went for a tack then bear away at the final mark, had an issue with the port runner, went for a leap, then crashed down hard. by Mark Jardine Posted 17 Jan 04:52 PST Luna Rossa at the PRADA Cup Day 3 Luna Rossa at the PRADA Cup Day 3 A day filled with unexpected events The first weekend of the PRADA Cup closes with a day filled with unexpected events, from the first race cancelled for sudden wind shifts to the major accident involving American Magic. by Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Posted 17 Jan 01:58 PST PRADA Cup Day 3 Race Summary Video PRADA Cup Day 3 Race Summary Video Including the footage of American Magic's capsize and recovery A dramatic day on the Hauraki Gulf saw one race abandoned, and then rerun, and American Magic capsize while well ahead of Luna Rossa PRADA Pirelli on the last leg of the last race of the day. by America's Cup Posted 17 Jan 01:30 PST
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