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Alexia Barrier completes Vendée Globe in 24th Alexia Barrier completes Vendée Globe in 24th The 41-year old Mediterranean skipper showed great stamina and tenacity Racing the oldest boat in the fleet, the 41-year old Mediterranean skipper showed great stamina and tenacity to complete the 24,365 miles course in a passage time of 111 days, 17 hours, 03 minutes. by Vendée Globe Posted 28 Feb 07:38 PST Alexia Barrier completes her Vendée Globe Alexia Barrier completes her Vendée Globe "I sailed the oldest boat in the fleet and I have finished!" Alexia Barrier completed her Vendée Globe in 24th place. After docking at the famous Port Olona pontoon and being reunited with her family, friends, sponsors and her black Labrador Nikka, she spoke to the media. by Vendée Globe Posted 28 Feb 01:51 PST 18ft Skiff Club Championship race 15 18ft Skiff Club Championship race 15 tech2 team add another title to their already impressive 2020-2021 list The tech2 team of Jack Macartney, Charlie Wyatt and Lewis Brake added another title to their already impressive 2020-2021 list of championship victories when it took out the Australian 18 Footers League's Club Championship series. by Frank Quealey Posted 28 Feb 00:05 PST 2021 J/24 Midwinter Championship day 2 2021 J/24 Midwinter Championship day 2 Eight races complete and a new leader Twenty-nine teams again enjoyed ideal conditions on Biscayne Bay for the J/24 Midwinter Championship in Miami, FL. With breeze between 10-15 knots, blue skies and above-average temperatures, four more races went in the books by Julie & Christopher Howell Posted 27 Feb 18:59 PST America's Cup: First weekend postponed America's Cup: First weekend postponed First weekend of the 36th America's Cup Match is postponed, start Wednesday possible America's Cup 36 permitted organiser, America's Cup Events Ltd have announced that the first weekend of the 36th America's Cup Match is postponed. by Sail-World.com/NZ Posted 27 Feb 16:56 PST Vendée Globe: Alexia Barrier on final approach Vendée Globe: Alexia Barrier on final approach Rxpected Sunday at the finish line in Les Sables d'Olonne Facing a final few days of light upwind sailing across the Bay of Biscay, it now looks like it will be next Saturday 5th March before Finnish skipper Ari Huusela lowers the curtain on the epic ninth edition of the solo, non stop race around the world. by Vendée Globe Posted 27 Feb 11:12 PST Melges 24 Worlds prepared for new regatta normal Melges 24 Worlds prepared for new regatta normal It has been a full year since the originally scheduled event was officially postponed Earlier this month, the International Melges 24 Class Association (IM24CA) confidently announced it would move forward with conducting the 2021 World Championship in Charleston, S.C., immediately following Charleston Race Week. by IM24CA Posted 27 Feb 08:59 PST Mastercard Superyachts Day 4: Tawera wins regatta Mastercard Superyachts Day 4: Tawera wins regatta Mastercard Superyachts: Regatta closes on a glamour note on the Hauraki Gulf A glamour day of beautiful Auckland weather and scintillating superyacht sailing has brought the Mastercard Superyacht Regatta 2021 to a close at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron. by Andrew Delves – RNZYS PR & Communications Manager Posted 27 Feb 05:35 PST Entries open for Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2021 Entries open for Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2021 Taking place from 5 to 11 September in Porto Cervo, Sardinia The Notice of Race for the 31st edition of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup has been published. The event, organized with the support of institutional partner Rolex and in collaboration with the International Maxi Association, will take place in September. by Marialisa Panu Posted 27 Feb 02:56 PST The GLOBE40: The benefits of the new 2022 schedule The GLOBE40: The benefits of the new 2022 schedule A very lively start to the year More than two months ago, it was announced that the GLOBE40 would be put back a year with the new race start scheduled to depart Tangier in June 2022. by Manfred Ramspacher Posted 27 Feb 01:37 PST America's Cup start expected to be postponed America's Cup start expected to be postponed For the America's Cup the earliest Auckland will come out of the Lockdown is Sunday, March 7 The NZ Prime Minister has announced a return to Alert Level 3 for seven days. For the America's Cup the earliest Auckland will come out of the Lockdown is Sunday, March 7. An announcement is expected from the permitted organiser America's Cup Event Ltd by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com Posted 27 Feb 00:36 PST Dalton brothers take on GGR and America's Cup Dalton brothers take on GGR and America's Cup The Dalton family wants it all!! One sails in the fastest, most sophisticated and prestigious sailing challenge in the world, all over in just minutes! The other is attempting the longest, loneliest, most demanding and slowest race, for any individual in any sport on the planet. by Don McIntyre Posted 26 Feb 22:18 PST 2021 J/24 Midwinter Championship day 1 2021 J/24 Midwinter Championship day 1 Beautiful start at Shake-A-Leg in Miami The J/24 Midwinter Championship kicked off for 29 boats at Shake-A-Leg in Miami, FL with four races completed. by Julie & Christopher Howell Posted 26 Feb 22:12 PST 52 Super Series reschedules 2021 season and venues 52 Super Series reschedules 2021 season and venues The primary objective is to offer the highest degree of certainty to owners, teams and venues With the prospect of being unable to run the early season events to an appropriate standard, the 52 Super Series has taken an early, pragmatic decision to reschedule elements of the 2021 regatta season. by 52 Super Series Posted 26 Feb 21:26 PST Sam Davies completes solo Vendée Globe route Sam Davies completes solo Vendée Globe route Thousands of well wishers turned out to pay tribute to an inspirational solo round the world passage After being forced to abandon her race on 5th December following a violent collision with a floating object, British skipper Sam Davies sailed back into Les Sables d'Olonne in beautiful spring sunshine to a rapturous welcome this afternoon. by Vendée Globe Posted 26 Feb 10:08 PST Liberty Bitcoin Youth Foiling Gold Cup preview Liberty Bitcoin Youth Foiling Gold Cup preview 8 international teams meet on the Italian coast to contest the first Grand Prix It's race time for the 24 young international sailors from eight countries this week in Gaeta, Italy who will compete in the first round of the Youth Foiling Gold Cup in the new Persico 69F class. by 69F Sailing Posted 26 Feb 06:11 PST Mastercard Superyachts Day 3: Tawera extends lead Mastercard Superyachts Day 3: Tawera extends lead Tawera builds lead with first and second place finishes on Doyle Sails Race Day 3 The team on Tawera have extended their Mastercard Superyacht Regatta lead after first and second place finishes in the two races sailed on Doyle Sails Race Day 3. by Andrew Delves – RNZYS PR & Communications Manager Posted 26 Feb 05:28 PST N2E Seminars: Save the Date N2E Seminars: Save the Date Presenters will be Phil Herzfeld, Bruce Cooper, John Sangmeister and Chuck Skews Presenters will be Phil Herzfeld, Bruce Cooper, John Sangmeister, and Chuck Skews of Ullman Sails San Diego. by Newport Ocean Sailing Association Posted 26 Feb 05:10 PST 18ft Skiff Supercup 18ft Skiff Supercup Several past champions and legends return to the class on Sydney Harbour Several past 18ft Skiff champions returned to the class today when they skippered boats from the Australian 18 Footers League's 2020-2021 Season fleet in the annual 'Supercup' series on Sydney Harbour. by Frank Quealey Posted 26 Feb 02:35 PST Sea Sure Dinghy Show Weekend Offers Sea Sure Dinghy Show Weekend Offers 15% off across the whole site until 5pm on the 1st March We are running 15% off across the whole site (www.sea-sure.co.uk) until 5pm on the 1st March when you use the discount code "DINGHYSHOW21" at checkout. by Daniel Henderson, Sea Sure Posted 26 Feb 00:30 PST Big Hearted Sam Davies Leaves Her Mark Big Hearted Sam Davies Leaves Her Mark Set to arrive in Les Sables d'Olonne very early this afternoon Sam Davies will enter the channel back into Les Sables d'Olonne very early this afternoon, around 1215hrs UTC (1315hrs local time) and is expected to get a warm welcome for her remarkable solo round the world achievement which she completed last night. by Vendée Globe Posted 26 Feb 00:19 PST Sam Davies: What it really meant to turn left Sam Davies: What it really meant to turn left A course of action that thrust her immediately into weeks of relentless southern ocean sailing When there are 33 skippers in a Vendée Globe race it is easy to overlook the details on what happens to some of them, especially if they drop out of the race after having stopped, but then continue on the course, as Sam Davies has done. by Ed Gorman / IMOCA Globe Series Posted 25 Feb 22:30 PST America's Cup: Chasing the chase boat - ETNZ America's Cup: Chasing the chase boat - ETNZ 36th America's Cup teams have had to resort to chase boats and simulators to mimic a race situation. With the Protocol eliminating the once familiar sight of teams trialing two America's Cup Class yachts against each other, the teams have had to resort to chase boats and simulators to mimic a race situation. by Sail-World.com/NZ Posted 25 Feb 16:54 PST America's Cup: INEOS Team UK's Auckland sojourn America's Cup: INEOS Team UK's Auckland sojourn From Christmas Turkey to being the Round Robin Rocket - the story of Britannia's Auckland sojourn From Christmas Turkey to being the Round Robin Rocket - here's the story of INEOS Team UK's Britannia sojourn in Auckland for the Prada Cup by INEOS Team UK Posted 25 Feb 16:42 PST 2021 Ullman Sails Long Beach Race Week cancelled 2021 Ullman Sails Long Beach Race Week cancelled City-wide pandemic restrictions have prompted the decision City-wide pandemic restrictions have prompted the decision, according to event Co-Chair Steve Mueller, including constraints on dock space and parking lot permits which would limit participation of several classes of boats. by Betsy Crowfoot Posted 25 Feb 14:00 PST 49th BVI Spring Regatta postponed 49th BVI Spring Regatta postponed The postponement of the event is a financial blow to the non-profit entity The BVI Spring Regatta Committee, after discussions with the BVI Government Ministry of Health, concluded that the postponement was in the best interests for the safety of all participants, volunteers, and the wider BVI community. by Trish Jenkins Posted 25 Feb 08:47 PST Vendée Globe: Getting back to 'normal' part 2 Vendée Globe: Getting back to 'normal' part 2 Didac Costa has returned to work with the Fire Service in Barcelona It is more than two weeks now since Pip Hare finished her Vendee Globe and she is now back at home in Poole, England. Didac Costa has returned to work with the Fire Service in Barcelona and Kojiro Shiraishi has flown back to Japan. by Vendée Globe Posted 25 Feb 06:24 PST Silvertip take out Day 2 at the Superyacht Regatta Silvertip take out Day 2 at the Superyacht Regatta The 33 metre superyacht racing machine slips away in light winds The 33 metre superyacht racing machine Silvertip has taken its first victory of the Mastercard Superyacht Regatta, winning race three of the regatta on Boat International Race Day 2. by Andrew Delves – RNZYS PR & Communications Manager Posted 25 Feb 04:05 PST Melissa Payne takes helm for 2022 GGR and 2023 OGR Melissa Payne takes helm for 2022 GGR and 2023 OGR The Golden Globe Race currently has 28 entrants from 11 countries Following a 12 month Media blackout with respect to the Global Pandemic, The 2022 Golden Globe and 2023 Ocean Globe Races are now back in the news with a permanent office opened in Les Sables d'Olonne, France. by Don McIntyre Posted 25 Feb 04:00 PST Aegean 600: A new offshore sailing race Aegean 600: A new offshore sailing race Sporting challenge will meet the legendary beauty of the Aegean islands From July 4-10, 2021, the Hellenic Offshore Racing Club (HORC) in Greece will organize a new 600 nautical mile offshore yacht race. by Offshore Racing Congress Posted 25 Feb 02:37 PST America's Cup: Brits well positioned to go again America's Cup: Brits well positioned to go again This is the second Challenge Ben Ainslie has led for Britain and a big step up from his first This is the second Challenge Ben Ainslie has led for Britain and a big step up from the 2017 effort, which was sailed Bermuda in the mostly one-design AC50 - a wing sailed foiling catamaran and quite different from the AC75. by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz Posted 25 Feb 01:34 PST America's Cup Rialto: Feb 25 - Design vs Racecraft America's Cup Rialto: Feb 25 - Design vs Racecraft Challenger and Defender take similar but different approach to AC75 options. Prada Cup reviewed. The Challengers' game of Development Leapfrog ended on the Hauraki Gulf on Sunday, and set the scene for the 36th Match which as tradition dictates the Defender will come against the Challenger for the first time. by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz Posted 25 Feb 00:56 PST Sailing in the world's most remote places Sailing in the world's most remote places Miranda Merron describes the privilege of being a part of the Vendée Globe Some Vendée Globe and IMOCA sailors are relentlessly focused on winning, on the position schedules and on the performance of their boat, some not so. by Ed Gorman / IMOCA Globe Series Posted 24 Feb 21:46 PST 54th Governor's Cup first early invitations issued 54th Governor's Cup first early invitations issued #2 and #7 skippers in World Sailing Open Match Racing Rankings confirmed The #2 ranked match racing sailor in the world, Nick Egnot-Johnson (NZL), and his countryman Jordan Stevenson (#7), have accepted early invitations to the 54th Governor's Cup International Youth Match Racing Championship. by Susan Kenney Posted 24 Feb 12:27 PST Rolex & US Sailing: 40 years of excellence Rolex & US Sailing: 40 years of excellence Celebrating the US Sailing's Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year awards Established in 1961 by US Sailing and sponsored by Rolex Watch U.S.A. since 1980, the annual presentation of US Sailing's Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year awards recognize the individual male and female U.S. sailors by US Sailing Posted 24 Feb 12:18 PST Isabelle Joschke completes solo round the world Isabelle Joschke completes solo round the world After she fought for 16 days to bring her boat to safety into Salvador de Bahia Franco German skipper Isabelle Joschke was rewarded with beautiful spring sunshine and a big, warm and affectionate welcome back to the Les Sables d'Olonne channel today after completing her solo circumnavigation outwith the final Vendée Globe rankings. by Vendée Globe Posted 24 Feb 11:54 PST Seldén Mast launching new block range Seldén Mast launching new block range At the virtual RYA Dinghy Show Seldén Mast will be introducing a new range of soft attachment blocks at the 2021 virtual RYA Dinghy Show, 27-28 February. by Seldén Mast Posted 24 Feb 03:37 PST Mastercard Superyacht Regatta - Day 1 Mastercard Superyacht Regatta - Day 1 Tawera and Whirlwind claim victories The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron's Mastercard Superyacht Regatta got under way today in Auckland with two spectacular races on the pristine waters of the Hauraki Gulf. by Andrew Delves – RNZYS PR & Communications Manager Posted 24 Feb 00:00 PST 18ft Skiffs: Supercup Series preview 18ft Skiffs: Supercup Series preview Three races on specially-designed courses this Friday Some of the world's best 18ft Skiff Racing champions will be among the guests on display on Friday (February 26) when they skipper boats in the Australian 18 Footers League's annual 'Supercup' series on Sydney Harbour. by Frank Quealey Posted 23 Feb 23:23 PST Playing the long game Playing the long game As a Brit I'm of course sad that INEOS TEAM UK didn't progress to the America's Cup match As a Brit I'm of course sad that INEOS TEAM UK didn't progress to the America's Cup match. I'd have loved to see Ben Ainslie and Giles Scott square up against Pete Burling, Blair Tuke and the rest of Emirates Team New Zealand, but it wasn't to be. by Mark Jardine Posted 23 Feb 12:00 PST
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