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Michael Weber and Jeff Braddon on the Jackrabbit Michael Weber and Jeff Braddon on the Jackrabbit An interview with Michael Weber and Jeff Braddon on the 2021 Jackrabbit J/22 regatta I checked in with Michael Weber and Jeff Braddon, who serve as advisor emeritus and chair (respectively) of the 2021 Jackrabbit J/22 regatta, via email, to learn more about this freshwater One Design regatta. by David Schmidt Posted 15 Sep 08:00 PDT 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 16 Sep 12:07 PDT 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 16 Sep 10:35 PDT RS Aeros at the Massapoag YC 72nd Annual Regatta RS Aeros at the Massapoag YC 72nd Annual Regatta Ten RS Aero sailors from every state in New England except Vermont Ten RS Aero sailors from every state in New England except Vermont descended on Lake Massapoag in Massachusetts on the weekend of Sep 11/12 for another dose of what the Massapoag YC Annual Regatta is famous for. by Derek Stow Posted 16 Sep 10:02 PDT How to Choose a Spinlock Deckvest How to Choose a Spinlock Deckvest The main consideration is usage and application Lifejacket pioneers Spinlock are renowned for their sleek, comfortable to wear, high-spec lifejackets. In a previous article, we introduced the full range of Deckvests and took a look at the features and benefits of each. by Phil Anniss Posted 16 Sep 09:00 PDT 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 16 Sep 07:32 PDT 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 16 Sep 06:58 PDT 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 01:34 PDT 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 00:52 PDT US Sailing announces 2021 US Youth Worlds Team US Sailing announces 2021 US Youth Worlds Team To compete in Al-Mussanah, Oman this December US Sailing has named the 16 athletes that will be representing the US at the 2021 Youth Sailing World Championships. by US Sailing Team Posted 15 Sep 19:28 PDT 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 15 Sep 19:11 PDT Rolex Big Boat Series Commodore's Reception Rolex Big Boat Series Commodore's Reception The excitement was palpable as hundreds of sailors gathered on the lawn of St. Francis YC The excitement was palpable as hundreds of sailors gathered this evening on the lawn of St. Francis YC for a Competitors' Briefing and Commodore's Reception, marking the official start of the 56th Rolex Big Boat Series, the West Coast's premiere regatta. by St. Francis Yacht Club Posted 15 Sep 18:57 PDT 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 15 Sep 18:46 PDT 12m NAs provide grand finale for sailing season 12m NAs provide grand finale for sailing season The event will close out Newport's regatta season The 12 Metre North American Championship, scheduled for September 23-26, will close out Newport's regatta season with a spectacle of sail next Sunday when a Memorial Race in honor of local sailing legend Harry Anderson is held. by Barby MacGowan Posted 15 Sep 18:22 PDT 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 15 Sep 14:39 PDT 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 15 Sep 12:29 PDT Kids Mav Mid Hood From Henri-Lloyd Kids Mav Mid Hood From Henri-Lloyd Quick-drying and made from 100% recycled polyester Quick-drying and made from 100% recycled polyester this Mav Mid Hood is high wicking and stretchy. Available in three colours for ages 8-14 years. by Henri-Lloyd Posted 15 Sep 09:00 PDT Totally Dinghy Regatta at Richmond YC Totally Dinghy Regatta at Richmond YC An excellent weekend of racing for the RS Aeros An excellent weekend of racing at Richmond Yacht Club with eleven RS Aeros and breeze from 0 to 15kn providing tight racing. This is the largest fleet of RS Aeros on San Francisco Bay so far! by Greg Warner Posted 15 Sep 08:49 PDT Pre-registration open for Caribbean Foiling Champ Pre-registration open for Caribbean Foiling Champ Participants can sign up without an upfront payment of the registration fee After the revelation of the second Caribbean Foiling Championships, the organization makes known that pre-registration for the event has officially opened! by Sacha van der Wouden Posted 15 Sep 08:28 PDT Hard work paying off for kite squad Hard work paying off for kite squad Moroz takes 2021 European Championship win The four-time World Champion sailed a stellar regatta and successfully navigated the new format of Formula Kite championship racing on the same waters where the sport of kiteboarding first originated in the mid-1990s. by US Sailing Team Posted 15 Sep 08:22 PDT 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 15 Sep 08:02 PDT 2021 Melges 24 U.S. Nationals starts tomorrow 2021 Melges 24 U.S. Nationals starts tomorrow Teams are steadily arriving on the scene, practicing, tuning, getting everything ready The start of the 2021 U.S. Melges 24 National Championship is only a day away, September 16-19 hosted by the Crescent Sail Yacht Club in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan. by U.S. Melges 24 Class Association Posted 15 Sep 07:22 PDT 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 04:38 PDT 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 04:06 PDT 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 02:02 PDT 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 01:00 PDT 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 14 Sep 22:15 PDT 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 14 Sep 20:37 PDT 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 14 Sep 10:54 PDT 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 14 Sep 08:00 PDT Laura Grondin and Megan Ratliff on the M24 NAs Laura Grondin and Megan Ratliff on the M24 NAs David Schmidt checks in with the chair and president ahead of the 2021 Melges 24 U.S. Nationals I checked in with Laura Grondin, chair of the International Melges 24 Class Association, and Megan Ratliff, president of the U.S. Melges 24 Class Association, via email, to learn more about the 2021 Melges 24 National Championship regatta. by David Schmidt Posted 14 Sep 08:00 PDT 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 03:00 PDT 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 02:35 PDT 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 01:18 PDT 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 13 Sep 12:35 PDT 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 13 Sep 12:30 PDT North Sails Snipe North Americans overall North Sails Snipe North Americans overall Ernesto Rodriguez and Kathleen Tocke once again top of the podium The North Sails Snipe North Americans concluded today at the Jubilee Yacht Club in Beverly, MA with a familiar result. Ernesto Rodriguez and Kathleen Tocke were once again on top of the podium. by Paul Earl & Shan McAdoo Posted 13 Sep 07:03 PDT 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 13 Sep 06:57 PDT 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 13 Sep 06:54 PDT 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 03:22 PDT
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