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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 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 America's Cup Rialto: Jan 17 - Saving of Patriot America's Cup Rialto: Jan 17 - Saving of Patriot Here's a perspective from on the water, in words and images of a day that brought out the best in th No two days are ever the same in the America's Cup. The final race of Round Robin 2 was no exception. Here's a perspective from on the water, in words and images of a day that brought out the best in the America's Cup teams by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World NZ Posted 19 Jan 06:43 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 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 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 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 INEOS TEAM UK at the PRADA Cup Day 3 INEOS TEAM UK at the PRADA Cup Day 3 An eventful day on the Hauraki Gulf In a day that was saddened by the capsize of American Magic, the changeable weather on the Hauraki Gulf threw strong winds, shifts, rain and chop at the Challengers of the PRADA Cup. by INEOS TEAM UK Posted 17 Jan 01:03 PST Vendée Globe Day 71 morning update Vendée Globe Day 71 morning update Louis Burton on Bureau Vallée 2 first back into the northern hemisphere Louis Burton, the 35 year old Saint Malo skipper of Bureau Vallée 2 was the first Vendée Globe skipper to break back into the northern hemisphere last night, crossing the Equator at 1911hrs UTC last night. by Vendée Globe Posted 17 Jan 00:43 PST 18ft Skiff NSW Championship Final Race 18ft Skiff NSW Championship Final Race Re-sail of Race 2 decides the title on Sydney Harbour The tech2 team of Jack Macartney, Charlie Wyatt and Lewis Brake became the 2020-2021 NSW 18ft Skiff champion following an impressive all-the-way victory in today's re-sail of Race 2 of the championship on Sydney Harbour. by Frank Quealey Posted 16 Jan 23:44 PST NYYC American Magic statement on capsize incident NYYC American Magic statement on capsize incident Efforts to stabilize PATRIOT and get the yacht back to shore are currently under way New York Yacht Club American Magic, the U.S. Challenger for the America's Cup, capsized in a strong gust of wind while leading around the final mark during a Prada Cup race shortly before 6:00 PM NZDT on Sunday, January 17 (January 16 U.S. time). by New York Yacht Club American Magic Posted 16 Jan 23:09 PST America's Cup teams battle to save Patriot America's Cup teams battle to save Patriot After huge capsize for NYYC American Magic team It's been a day of high drama in Auckland at the PRADA Cup, with all the support teams now battling to save NYYC American Magic's AC75 'Patriot'. by Mark Jardine & Richard Gladwell Posted 16 Jan 22:29 PST 2021 West Marine US Open Sailing Series - Day 2 2021 West Marine US Open Sailing Series - Day 2 A Laser show breaks out in Fort Lauderdale The Lauderdale Yacht Club was bustling with energy this morning for the start of racing at the 2021 West Marine US Open Sailing Series - Fort Lauderdale. by US Sailing Posted 16 Jan 21:52 PST Prada Cup: Day 3: Course A - off Barker's place Prada Cup: Day 3: Course A - off Barker's place For Day 3 of the Prada Cup, racing will shift to a new course area off Milford Beach For Day 3 of the Prada Cup, racing will shift to a new course area, in an unusual response to the predicted wind. For the first time in the Prada Cup, Course A off Auckland's East Coast Bays, and North Shore suburbs, will be used. by Richard Gladwell Sail-World NZ Posted 16 Jan 14:13 PST Adventures of a Sailor Girl Prada Cup Day 2 Review Adventures of a Sailor Girl Prada Cup Day 2 Review "Sometimes you are the bug, and some days you are the windshield" said Terry Hutchison "Sometimes you are the bug, and some days you are the windshield" said Terry Hutchison of today's Prada Cup racing. "At any given moment all the teams were dealing with the same thing, I guess we drew the unlucky number in the lottery." by Nic Douglass Posted 16 Jan 13:35 PST Vendée Globe Day 70: Burton to lead at Equator? Vendée Globe Day 70: Burton to lead at Equator? Dalin v Burton Side by Side Into Doldrums 'Considering the speed that phenomena evolve in the Doldrums a little luck is always needed' - Vendée Globe meteo adviser Christian Dumard annexes his prediction for the Vendée leaders' passage of the ICTZ with a warning. by Vendée Globe Posted 16 Jan 09:58 PST Beneteau presents new members of 7th gen First Beneteau presents new members of 7th gen First Big boats bring the glory, but small boats make the sailors On an ongoing mission to share its passion for sailing, Beneteau together with Seascape presents three new members of the seventh generation of First. by Beneteau Posted 16 Jan 08:26 PST Baron Benjamin de Rothschild passes away Baron Benjamin de Rothschild passes away Founder and owner of the Gitana Team It is with deep regret and great sadness that Gitana Team announces the death of Benjamin de Rothschild following a heart attack at his home in Pregny (Switzerland), on the afternoon of 15 January 2021. by Gitana Team Posted 16 Jan 07:28 PST Sébastien Destremau (Merci) forced to retire Sébastien Destremau (Merci) forced to retire Abandoning his attempt to complete his second Vendée Globe Sébastien Destremau, the skipper of the 26th placed IMOCA Merci, has been finally forced to abandon his attempt to complete his second Vendée Globe. by Vendée Globe Posted 16 Jan 07:20 PST America's Cup Rialto: Jan 16 - A day of surprises America's Cup Rialto: Jan 16 - A day of surprises Day 2 of the Qualifiers for the Challenger Selection Series, in the 36th America's Cup had as many s Day 2 of the Qualifiers for the Challenger Selection Series, in the 36th America's Cup had as many surprises as the first day of the event. by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World NZ Posted 16 Jan 06:45 PST American Magic at the PRADA Cup Day 2 American Magic at the PRADA Cup Day 2 American Magic falls in two light air races Displacement-mode standoffs and "connect the dots" tactics define Day 2 of the Prada Cup, and the U.S. Challenger records a frustrating 0-3 start to the Challenger Selection Series. by New York Yacht Club American Magic Posted 16 Jan 02:15 PST Prada Cup: INEOS Team UK scores a hat-trick Prada Cup: INEOS Team UK scores a hat-trick Day 2 of the Prada Cup continued to turn the challenger form book inside out. Day 2 of the Prada Cup continued to turn the challenger form book inside out. American Magic from the New York Yacht Club, was widely expected to emerge as top challenger from the Round Robin phase of the Challenger Selection Series. by Ben Gladwell/Sail-World Posted 16 Jan 02:08 PST Vendée Globe Day 70 morning update Vendée Globe Day 70 morning update The Equator and the Doldrums ahead >At 260 miles to the Equator this morning and in an E'ly trade wind which has built and rotated right a little since the minor pinch point at Recife the leading trio of IMOCAs, Apivia, Bureau Vallée and SeaExplorer Yacht Club de Monaco have accelerated by Vendée Globe Posted 16 Jan 02:01 PST
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