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Some thoughts on an improbable journey Some thoughts on an improbable journey What does mountain-climbing and tree-moving have to do with sailing? My friend Mike Sullivan wasn't a sailor. But if he was, I suspect he would have been a lot like Bernard Moistessier, forsaking racecourse glory to save his soul in the Southern Ocean. by David Schmidt Posted 7 Dec 08:00 PST First eight cities in expanded SailGP Season 3 First eight cities in expanded SailGP Season 3 10 teams to line-up for third season, starting May 2022 in Bermuda 10 teams to line-up for third season, starting May 2022 in Bermuda. League grows presence with new events in Chicago, Copenhagen, Dubai and New Zealand, including a four year partnership that sees Christchurch and Auckland as alternate hosts. by SailGP Posted 7 Dec 07:01 PST SailGP to race in New Zealand from 2023 SailGP to race in New Zealand from 2023 New Zealand features in first eight cities unveiled in an expanded SailGP Season 3 SailGP and New Zealand Major Events have secured a four-year deal to bring adrenaline-filled racing to New Zealand shores. by James Rigby Posted 7 Dec 05:07 PST SailGP: Kiwis to host four seasons from 2023 SailGP: Kiwis to host four seasons from 2023 New Zealand has secured a four year deal for SailGP from 2023 New Zealand has secured a four year deal to bring the new high-tech global sailing competition SailGP to our shores. by Kathryn Street, MBIE Posted 7 Dec 05:01 PST ETNZ confirms several key sailing crew re-signed ETNZ confirms several key sailing crew re-signed Key ETNZ sailing team re-signings confirmed ahead of the Annual General Meeting later this week Update from Royal NZ Yacht Squadron ahead of the Annual General Meeting scheduled for December 9, covering the Team's budget breakdown given the changed structure for the 37th America's Cup, progress on the prototype Hydrogen foiling Chase boat build by Billy Woodworth, RNZYS Media Posted 6 Dec 23:38 PST 2021 SOLAS Big Boat Challenge 2021 SOLAS Big Boat Challenge Whisper and Scallywag shine Whisper's impressive form continued with Overall victory in the 2021 SOLAS Big Boat Challenge, as SHK Scallywag 100 took Line Honours in a stunning showdown on Sydney Harbour. by Cruising Yacht Club of Australia Posted 6 Dec 22:48 PST Sir Peter Blake remembered Sir Peter Blake remembered Bob Fisher and Sir Douglas Myers pay tribute to Sir Peter Blake on the 20th anniversary of his death December 5 marked the 20th anniversary of the death of Sir Peter Blake, in Brazil, following an armed robbery on board the Blake Expeditions yacht "Seamaster". We republish tributes from Bob Fisher and Sir Douglas Myers. by Alan Sefton Posted 6 Dec 20:57 PST Decently Exposed Decently Exposed I had wanted more - quite a lot more, actually I had wanted more. Quite a lot more, actually. Ever since I had seen them it had been a bit like Kaa, the snake in The Jungle Book. You know: "Look into my eyes" by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS Posted 6 Dec 14:00 PST 2021 ILCA 6 Radial Worlds in Oman overall 2021 ILCA 6 Radial Worlds in Oman overall Emma Plasschaert and Nik Pletikos crowned champions The 2021 ILCA 6 World Championship concluded today in Barcelo Mussanah, Oman, with Nik Pletikos of Slovenia winning the men's fleet in the last race on the last day of the competition. by Oman Sail Posted 6 Dec 10:24 PST The IMOCA skippers getting ready to return The IMOCA skippers getting ready to return There is nothing like an IMOCA sailor who is stuck on land There is nothing like an IMOCA sailor who is stuck on land. Just ask Pip Hare, the British Vendée Globe finisher who did not take part in the Transat Jacques Vabre as she and her team continue preparing their new boat for next season. by Ed Gorman / IMOCA Globe Series Posted 6 Dec 07:33 PST America's Cup: Special General Meeting cancelled America's Cup: Special General Meeting cancelled The RNZYS Special General Meeting will not go ahead after the Requisition was withdrawn on Monday The Special General Meeting requested by a group of Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron members, set down for Thursday evening, will not go ahead after the requisition was withdrawn on Monday. by Richard Gladwell/Sail-world.com/nz Posted 6 Dec 06:04 PST 7 days of Zhik cracker deals 7 days of Zhik cracker deals Get yourself Christmas ready! Still searching for that perfect present? Every day, for the next 7 days we will be unlocking a great new deal on a selected product. Check zhik.com each day as they unlock. by Zhik Posted 6 Dec 04:14 PST 75 boats complete 2021 Transat Jacques Vabre 75 boats complete 2021 Transat Jacques Vabre 150 sailors and 75 crews have made it to Martinique from Le Havre The 2021 Transat Jacques Vabre ended today with the very last boat, the Class40 Terre Exotique, crossing the finish line less than an hour before the cut-off time. by TJV Media Posted 6 Dec 02:40 PST 2021 ILCA 6 Radial Worlds in Oman day 5 2021 ILCA 6 Radial Worlds in Oman day 5 The quest for medals will go down to the final day A dramatic penultimate day in the 2021 ILCA 6 Worlds ensured the quest for medals will go down to the final day in both men's and women's races. After a week of low wind, today was completely different and saw many sailors show their true form. by Oman Sail & Jon Emmett Posted 5 Dec 21:35 PST 2021-22 J/70 Winter Series begins in Tampa, FL 2021-22 J/70 Winter Series begins in Tampa, FL 57 teams descended on Davis Island Yacht Club Fifty-seven J/70s descended upon Davis Island Yacht Club in Tampa, FL for the start of the 2021-2022 Winter Series and the postponed 2021 J/70 Midwinter Championship. by Julie & Christopher Howell Posted 5 Dec 18:33 PST Cabbage Tree Island Race Start Cabbage Tree Island Race Start A damp, but fast trip north to Cabbage Tree Island for a large, mixed fleet of vessels A large mixed fleet set off for Cabbage Tree Island on Friday evening heading for a damp, but fast trip north. LawConnect took out line honours, IRC overall to Zen and the 2 Hander Division went to Speedwell. by Bow Caddy Media Posted 5 Dec 15:16 PST J/Teams podium in Round the County Race J/Teams podium in Round the County Race a.k.a. "The Noah's Ark Edition" Over the past weekend, Pacific Northwest sailors enjoyed their famous end-of-the-sailing season classic known as the Round the County Race. by J/Boats Posted 5 Dec 12:24 PST Team France wins Sailing Arabia – The Tour 2021 Team France wins Sailing Arabia – The Tour 2021 Wrapping up the title in style Team France claimed the Sailing Arabia - The Tour 2021 trophy with another win in the final leg at Al Mouj Muscat. The debuting crew led from start to finish, winning seven of ten days. by Oman Sail Posted 5 Dec 12:05 PST Take Your Gifting Up A Few Knots Take Your Gifting Up A Few Knots Henri-Lloyd have a range of options for you This festive season, take your gifting up a few knots and treat yourself or a loved one to something truly special from Henri-Lloyd's selection of timeless Christmas gifts. by Henri-Lloyd Posted 5 Dec 08:00 PST 505 Class looks forward to 2022 505 Class looks forward to 2022 Some superb events in the schedule after a disrupted 2021 2021 is coming to an end and hopefully we say goodbye to the worst of Covid. So what is planned for 2022? by Michael Quirk, 505 Class President Posted 5 Dec 05:50 PST The Race Around: Race Directors announced The Race Around: Race Directors announced Jacques Caraës and Claire Renou appointed The Race Around, Class40's official round-the-world yacht race, has named its race management team. The event, co-founded by Sam Holliday and Hugh Piggin, will start in the late summer of 2023 and can be raced either solo or double-handed. by Sam Holliday Posted 5 Dec 02:56 PST KiteFoil World Series Gran Canaria overall KiteFoil World Series Gran Canaria overall Foil la France! Mazella and Newland storm to championship glory Axel Mazella and Poema Newland have become champions of Gran Canaria, the fifth and final event of the 2021 KiteFoil World Series. Both French riders have also been crowned champions of the 2021 season. by Andy Rice, IKA Posted 5 Dec 02:19 PST 2021 ILCA 6 Radial Worlds in Oman day 4 2021 ILCA 6 Radial Worlds in Oman day 4 Shifting winds and changing fortunes Shifting winds on Day 4 of the 2021 ILCA 6 World Championships allowed a full day of racing but one full of surprises once again influenced by the wind. by Oman Sail & Jon Emmett Posted 5 Dec 01:42 PST 18ft Skiff NSW Championship in Sydney race 3 18ft Skiff NSW Championship in Sydney race 3 A dominating performance ny the Yandoo team of John Winning, Mike Kennedy & Fang Warren The Yandoo team of John Winning, Mike Kennedy and Fang Warren lead the NSW 18ft Skiff Championship following a dominating performance to take out Race 3 of the championship on Sydney Harbour today. by Frank Quealey Posted 5 Dec 00:59 PST LawConnect Line Honours in Cabbage Tree Island LawConnect Line Honours in Cabbage Tree Island Supermaxi led the Cabbage Tree Island fleet out of Sydney Harbour on a gloomy Friday evening After an impressive start to the Cabbage Tree Island race on Friday, when Christian Beck's Law Connect led the fleet out of Sydney Harbour on a gloomy Friday evening, the 100 footer held the lead to Cabbage Tree Island and back... by Bow Caddy Media Posted 4 Dec 20:33 PST Paprec Arkea skipper for Vendée Globe announced Paprec Arkea skipper for Vendée Globe announced Yoann Richomme to sail new IMOCA from the Finot-Conq group Paprec and Arkéa are strengthening their commitment to ocean racing as they lead a new campaign for the 2024 Vendée Globe. by Team Paprec Arkea Posted 4 Dec 08:15 PST KiteFoil World Series Gran Canaria day 3 KiteFoil World Series Gran Canaria day 3 Taradin running out of runway to beat Bainbridge Day three of the 2021 KiteFoil World Series Gran Canaria saw the breeze gusting too strongly for the riders to get out through the shore break at Playa de las Burras. Again no racing, but few murmurs of disappointment from the fleet. by Andy Rice, IKA Posted 4 Dec 08:08 PST What lessons can you learn from sailing? What lessons can you learn from sailing? Global Solo Challenge skippers interviewed Sailing can be considered a sport, but many prefer to refer to it as a discipline. Sailing, especially single-handed and long-distance, requires an incredible number and combination of skills. by Global Solo Challenge Posted 4 Dec 07:03 PST 2021 ILCA 6 Radial Worlds in Oman day 3 2021 ILCA 6 Radial Worlds in Oman day 3 Wind causes more surprises Day three of the 2021 ILCA 6 Worlds was once again influenced by the wind. Just two races in the men's category and one in the women's were completed at Barceló Resort Mussanah as the sailors struggled to get to grips with the changing wind patterns. by Oman Sail & Jon Emmett Posted 4 Dec 02:57 PST Marine Resources Latest Jobs Newsletter Marine Resources Latest Jobs Newsletter Putting a spotlight on our exciting roles available for Sunseeker Here's a highlight of this week's latest jobs. We're putting a spotlight on our exciting roles available for Sunseeker, who are looking for Deck-fitters for both their Poole and Weymouth locations. by Marine Resources Posted 4 Dec 00:00 PST Around St. Maarten Race included in CFC 2021 Around St. Maarten Race included in CFC 2021 The race will take the wind and kite foilers around St. Martin/St. Maarten The race will take the wind and kite foilers around St. Martin/St. Maarten. A leg destroying stretch of 26 Nautical Miles with a current record of 1:29:32h set by Guadeloupean Kitefoiler Sebastien Queney. by Sacha van der Wouden Posted 3 Dec 13:31 PST Conner Blouin on the 2021 Waszp North Americans Conner Blouin on the 2021 Waszp North Americans David Schmidt checks in with the regatta chair I checked in with Conner Blouin, regatta chair of the 2021 Waszp North American Championship, via email, to learn more about this exciting foiling affair. by David Schmidt Posted 3 Dec 12:57 PST Kevin Burnham Memorial Award announced Kevin Burnham Memorial Award announced To honor Athens 2004 Olympic Gold Medalist Kevin Burnham The US Sailing Foundation has announced an award to honor Athens 2004 Olympic Gold Medalist Kevin Burnham, open to sailors who compete or previously competed in Olympic classes and/or the Olympic Development Program. by US Sailing Posted 3 Dec 09:14 PST 7 months until the start of the Globe40 7 months until the start of the Globe40 Race start to take place in Tangier on 26 June 2022 Two and a half years after its launch, the GLOBE40 is now in the advanced stages of its preparation for the race start in Tangier on 26 June 2022. by Manfred Ramspacher Posted 3 Dec 06:12 PST Mark Sinclair sets sails to compete his GGR voyage Mark Sinclair sets sails to compete his GGR voyage Golden Globe Race 2022 skippers and organizers are busy at sea, in the sheds, or at Paris Boat Show With the new year around the corner and nine months before the start of the Golden Globe Race 2022, the skippers and organizers are keeping busy. While most boats get in the shed for their winter refit, some sailors prefer to spend time on the water. by Don McIntyre Posted 3 Dec 05:34 PST M32 class all set for 2022 M32 class all set for 2022 The champagne has yet to dry on the 2021 Worlds trophy in Miami The champagne has yet to dry on the 2021 World Championship trophy in Miami as the class is finalizing the 2022 schedule with spectacular new venues and old favourites. by M32 Class Posted 3 Dec 04:26 PST IMA introduces Maxi European Championship for 2022 IMA introduces Maxi European Championship for 2022 The championship will begin with the second oldest event in the Italian yachting calendar Supported by Rolex, this first ever IMA Maxi European Championship is organised by the Circolo Remo e Vela Italia and the International Maxi Association under the patronage of the FIV and in cooperation with YC Italiano and the Reale YC Canottieri Savoia. by James Boyd / International Maxi Association Posted 3 Dec 03:19 PST KiteFoil World Series Gran Canaria day 2 KiteFoil World Series Gran Canaria day 2 Gruber goes out in gnarly conditions after racing canned for the day The 'racing postponed' flags were displayed at 2pm on day two of the 2021 KiteFoil World Series Gran Canaria. Winds gusting over 30 knots at the Playa de las Burras meant no racing for the day. by International Kiteboarding Association Posted 3 Dec 02:43 PST 2021 ILCA 6 Radial Worlds in Oman day 2 2021 ILCA 6 Radial Worlds in Oman day 2 An exciting second day makes up for Wednesday's lack of wind An exciting second day at the 2021 ILCA 6 World Championships more than made up for Wednesday's lack of wind, as the fleet finally made their way out onto the water at Barceló Resort Mussanah in about 6-8 knots. by Oman Sail & Jon Emmett Posted 3 Dec 00:47 PST Letter from the Antipodes: Saunders' Laser win Letter from the Antipodes: Saunders' Laser win Tom Saunders' win in the ILCA7 (previously known as Laser) World Championship is a much-needed tonic Tom Saunders' win in the ILCA7 (previously known as Laser) World Championship is a much-needed tonic for New Zealand sailing, after a lacklustre Olympic regatta and uncertain times ahead for Kiwi Olympic aspirations by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz Posted 2 Dec 18:27 PST
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