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Robin Clegg on the VOR and Stena Recycling Robin Clegg on the VOR and Stena RecyclingA Q&A with Robin Clegg about the Volvo Ocean Race's newest Sustainability Program partnerI caught up with Robin Clegg via email to learn more about the Volvo Ocean Race's newest Sustainability Program partner, Stena Recycling.by David Schmidt Posted 19 Feb 08:00 PST Fujin crew rescued in RORC Caribbean 600 Fujin crew rescued in RORC Caribbean 600After Greg Slyngstad's American Bieker 53 multihull capsizedGreg Slyngstad's American Bieker 53 multihull Fujin has capsized during the RORC Caribbean 600. All eight crew are safe. Stephen Cucchiaro's Gunboat 60 Flow stood by until Dutch/ French authorities organised a rescue vessel.by Louay Habib Posted 20 Feb 00:23 PST SnowKite WorldCup Alto Sangro comes to a close SnowKite WorldCup Alto Sangro comes to a closePerfect conditions for Formula GPS formatThirty of the strongest athletes of the Formula GPS discipline were given a battle on the mountains of the Alto Sangro ski area for the second leg of IKA Snowkite World Cup over the past weekend.by Ian MacKinnon Posted 19 Feb 21:42 PST Holes exposed in Minister's Am Cup Plans Holes exposed in Minister's Am Cup PlansWith one plan in Resource Consent process, Todd Niall looks at the options for the other twoRadio NZ's Todd Niall, reports on the planning muddle generated by the release of another America's Cup bases proposal by the Minister of Economic Development, David Parker, which has an a road for tankers running through the team bases.by Todd Niall, Radio NZ Posted 19 Feb 20:31 PST Record fleet sets off on record pace Record fleet sets off on record paceA record 84 yachts started the 2018 RORC Caribbean 600 in AntiguaA record 84 yachts started the 2018 RORC Caribbean 600 in Antigua today; the largest fleet assembled in the ten-year history of the race.by Louay Habib Posted 19 Feb 19:04 PST Time running out fast for new Am Cup base options Time running out fast for new Am Cup base optionsLittle room for manoevre in new America's Cup Base ProposalsIt would seem that the new "Hybrid" plan for America's Cup bases is incompatible with the adopted plan which is well into public Submission process, and if adopted already tight timelines for America's Cup base delivery will be pushed into mid-2020.by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz Posted 19 Feb 18:29 PST And now for something completely different And now for something completely differentIntroducing the Mothquito IFS Foiling CatamaranThe IFS Foiling company has entered into the flying boat market with an innovative project that provides new systems and solutions to the high performance foiling sailboat world, thanks to the patented IFS (Increased Foiling System).by Toni Blanc Posted 19 Feb 12:37 PST Maxi Edmond de Rothschild: En Route for the Rhum Maxi Edmond de Rothschild: En Route for the RhumMaxi trimaran taken out of the water and to her new base on the Kéroman platformAt the end of January, the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild was taken out of the water and to her new base on the Kéroman platform, near the famous Cité de la Voile Eric Tabarly in Lorient, Brittany, for the first time.by Gitana Posted 19 Feb 07:57 PST Volvo Ocean Race Leg 6 Day 13 Volvo Ocean Race Leg 6 Day 13Leaders hold on as rankings tightenAs team AkzoNobel and Scallywag bumped up against an area of calm, those chasing were enjoying 10 to 15 knots of wind and making impressive gains. In fact, the distance from first to last has nearly been halved in 24 hours.by Volvo Ocean Race Posted 19 Feb 06:20 PST Schweppes Viper Worlds at Perth day 1 Schweppes Viper Worlds at Perth day 1Britain's Lawrence Crispin heads the points table after four racesThe first race, started in a southerly of about 12 knots, was abandoned before the leaders reached the half way mark of the first leg after a thirty degree windshift made it possible to sail to the windward buoy without tacking.by Bernie Kaaks Posted 19 Feb 05:57 PST Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 7 Day 20 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 7 Day 20The finish line is just days away and some last-minute tactics are being deployedRace leader Qingdao, which is aiming for its first win of the 2017-18 race, opted to go into Stealth Mode yesterday and is now hiding its position and route from the rest of the fleet as it heads to the finish.by The Clipper Race Posted 19 Feb 04:57 PST Barton Newsline: February 2018 Barton Newsline: February 2018A busy and exciting start to the yearIt's been a busy and exciting start to the year for Barton as we celebrated with Suzanne, who has been crowned as this year's Outstanding Woman in the Marine Industry.by Barton Marine Posted 19 Feb 01:00 PST New lighter wooden rig for Endeavour replica New lighter wooden rig for Endeavour replicaSouthern Spars has been lucky enough to take part in a unique retrofit project, Project SophieIn the past few months Southern Spars has been lucky enough to take part in a unique retrofit project, Project Sophie, which will come to fruition this spring.by Southern Spars Posted 19 Feb 00:43 PST Hamilton Island Race Week entering new era Hamilton Island Race Week entering new eraExciting times for Australia's premier regattaAustralia's premier offshore regatta, Hamilton Island Race Week, will enter an exciting new era with the staging of the 35th edition of the event in August this year.by Lisa Ratcliff Posted 19 Feb 00:12 PST Remembering HRH Prince Henrik of Denmark Remembering HRH Prince Henrik of DenmarkA passionate sailor through five decadesHRH Prince Henrik had a big heart for sailing, a committed pioneer who brought the pleasure of sailing life far beyond the sailing community's own reach.by Dan Ibsen Posted 18 Feb 23:04 PST RORC Caribbean 600: Bigger than Ben Hur RORC Caribbean 600: Bigger than Ben HurThe fastest and possibly toughest race in the ten year historyThe 10th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 is likely to be the fastest and possibly toughest race in the ten year history of the Caribbean 600-mile classic. Over 20 knots is predicted for the first three days, with gusts in excess of 30 knots.by Louay Habib Posted 18 Feb 22:57 PST IOM Australian Nationals overall IOM Australian Nationals overallPaul Jones takes out the tile at Montrose BayA calm day with a gentle NNW breeze greeted skippers on the last day of competition, replacing, at last, the unrelenting strong winds that prevailed over the first three.by Rob Gavin Posted 18 Feb 22:23 PST Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta at St. Petersburg Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta at St. PetersburgMelges 24 fleet winner Team Monsoon named as overall winnerAfter two days of racing on Tampa Bay, light weather persisted Sunday to close the 2018 Helly Hansen National Offshore One Design Regatta in St. Petersburg with a day ashore.by Evily Giannopoulos Posted 18 Feb 22:02 PST Plenty of options for navigators as breeze drops Plenty of options for navigators as breeze dropsVolvo Ocean Race - Fiji or the Gold Coast on the Volvo OR itinerary as fleet compressesNavigators in the Volvo Ocean Race have some big decisions ahead as the fleet compresses ahead of entering an area of light windsby Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz Posted 18 Feb 20:01 PST Images released of Vestas 11th Hour repairs Images released of Vestas 11th Hour repairsImages released Vestas 11th Hour Racing show that the repairs to her port bow are well underwayImages released late last week by Vestas 11th Hour Racing show that the repairs to her port bow are well underway at Yachting Development Ltd's (YDL) facility in Hobsonville.by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz Posted 18 Feb 14:30 PST
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