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Hit Maximum Speed with Cyclops Polar Support Hit Maximum Speed with Cyclops Polar Support Precise and immediate conversion of data into performance on the water The "smart" range of wireless load sensors from Cyclops Marine — smartlink and smarttune — have been helping sailors learn and repeat their fastest settings with live and logged load data since the company announced their arrival last year. by Cyclops Marine Posted 26 Jul 01:00 PDT Division 1 and 2 winners crowned at Transpac Division 1 and 2 winners crowned at Transpac Record runs coming into the docks are starting to sound routine By now the stories of massive waves, sustained high speeds, and record runs coming into the docks at this year's Transpac are starting to sound routine. by Transpacific Yacht Club Posted 26 Jul 00:46 PDT PlanetSail Great Britain SailGP Review Show PlanetSail Great Britain SailGP Review Show Controversy and close calls in Plymouth For the first time in SailGP's history a team was sent off for dangerous driving as the umpires issued a black flag, but this was only part of the action in Plymouth. by Matt Sheahan Posted 25 Jul 23:48 PDT Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta at Marblehead Race Week Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta at Marblehead Race Week Widnall's Javelin wins IODs and Coveted Cressy Trophy There were mere points between the top boats in several classes and one tie that needed to be broken on the morning of the final day of the Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta at Marblehead Race Week. by Tony Veneziano Posted 25 Jul 23:25 PDT Tokyo 2020: Finn Kiwi challenger, Spanish ambition Tokyo 2020: Finn Kiwi challenger, Spanish ambition Everyone is ready on the eve of the start of the first Finn races On the eve of the start of the first Finn races at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing Competition, everyone is ready. Most have been ready for at least a year, but in the next eight days, many years of hard work will come to a conclusion. by Robert Deaves Posted 25 Jul 22:24 PDT Tokyo2020: Images from Day 1 - Lasers and Boards Tokyo2020: Images from Day 1 - Lasers and Boards Images by Sail-World's Richard Gladwell from the Laser, Laser Radial and RS:X courses from Day 1 Images by Sail-World's Richard Gladwell from the Laser, Laser Radial and RS:X courses from Day 1 of Tokyo2020 Olympic Regatta sailed at Enoshima, Japan. by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz Posted 25 Jul 09:44 PDT Tokyo2020: Day 1 - Light winds and heat aplenty Tokyo2020: Day 1 - Light winds and heat aplenty It is hard to know what the take-out from the first day of racing at Tokyo2020 should be. It is hard to know what the take-out from the first day of racing at Tokyo2020 should be. Certainly the pre-series favorites were scattered well through all the fleets, particularly in the Mens and Womens One Person Dinghy by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz Posted 25 Jul 08:33 PDT Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing Competition day 1 Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing Competition day 1 Favourites struggle to exert their dominance on a tricky opening day After two weeks of training in steady onshore breezes, the sailors were dealt a very different and more difficult hand for the opening day of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing Competition. by Andy Rice, World Sailing Posted 25 Jul 06:19 PDT Tokyo 2020: British Finn defender, Dutch contender Tokyo 2020: British Finn defender, Dutch contender Stories all the more poignant contemplating the Finn's final appearance at the Games There are always many stories to come out of the Olympic Games, but for the 19 Finn sailors at Enoshima, these are all the more poignant as they contemplate the Finn's final appearance at the Games and maybe their only or final chance for Olympic glory. by Robert Deaves Posted 25 Jul 05:31 PDT Singlehanded classes open racing at Tokyo 2020 Singlehanded classes open racing at Tokyo 2020 Pascual and Buckingham top 10 in Men's RS:X and Men's ILCA 7 American sailors are in the top ten overall in two events, with Laser athlete Charlie Buckingham (Newport Beach, Calif.) and RS:X sailor Pedro Pascual (Miami, Fla.) both in ninth. by US Sailing Team Posted 25 Jul 04:51 PDT 14 nationalities at the 39 Copa del Rey MAPFRE 14 nationalities at the 39 Copa del Rey MAPFRE Up to 45 boats will compete in the three ORC classes Up to 45 boats from 14 countries will compete in the three BMW ORC classes at the 39 Copa del Rey MAPFRE. There will several 2019 champions who will return to defend their titles against a varied fleet which will include some of the most competitive teams by 39 Copa del Rey MAPFRE Posted 25 Jul 03:29 PDT Waves of teams are finishing strong in Transpac Waves of teams are finishing strong in Transpac Waves of competitors coming across the finish line at Diamond Head Having start dates staggered this year over five days and near-perfect strong breeze over the 2225-mile course has resulted in the first big wave of competitors coming across the finish line at Diamond Head today in the 51st edition of Transpac. by Transpacific Yacht Club Posted 25 Jul 01:58 PDT Inspired, the latest from Rooster® Inspired, the latest from Rooster® For us, SailGP Inspire is absolutely what it's all about! Last weekend saw SailGP land in Plymouth with the Inspire programme in full swing. For us, SailGP Inspire is absolutely what it's all about! by Rooster Posted 25 Jul 01:00 PDT 200 boats parade for Dutch Shoe Marathon 200 boats parade for Dutch Shoe Marathon MBYC's Clare Steinemann (C Fleet) first to finish There's nothing quite like the sight of the Dutch Shoe Marathon. Two hundred boats parading in sequence for 7.2 miles down the San Diego Bay sporting every color of the rainbow. by Casey Coffin Posted 25 Jul 00:53 PDT Epic final battle looming for Finn class titans Epic final battle looming for Finn class titans One of the strongest line-ups of potential medallists at Tokyo 2020 An epic final battle is looming for the Finn class in Tokyo. All bets are off with one of the strongest line-ups of potential medallists in a generation. by Robert Deaves Posted 24 Jul 23:22 PDT World Sailing prepared to deliver World Sailing prepared to deliver A safe and successful Olympic Sailing Competition As sailors, you need resilience. There are times when you are tested beyond the limits of human endeavours. Whether you are sailing around the world non-stop on your own or testing yourself in the smallest of dinghies in strong wind and waves. by WS President Quanhai Li & CEO David Graham Posted 24 Jul 16:17 PDT Tokyo2020 - Light winds for Day 1, fresh to follow Tokyo2020 - Light winds for Day 1, fresh to follow The opening day of the Tokyo2020 Olympic sailing regatta will get underway in light wind The opening day of the Tokyo2020 Olympic sailing regatta will get underway in light winds, after the fresher overnight conditions are expected to moderate later today. by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz Posted 24 Jul 15:56 PDT Measuring boats: it's not a popularity contest Measuring boats: it's not a popularity contest You can't win an Olympic medal in sailing without having a fast boat You can't win an Olympic medal in sailing without having a fast boat. Just like in motor racing where winning comes from a combination of man and machine working together in harmony, the same is true in Olympic sailing. by Andy Rice, World Sailing Posted 24 Jul 13:43 PDT GBR at the 420 Worlds in San Remo GBR at the 420 Worlds in San Remo The British 420 fleet sent 17 boats to Italy The British 420 fleet sent 17 boats to the recent World Championships in San Remo, Italy. Covid-19 has disrupted our lives substantially since March 2020 and the list of missed opportunities for our young sailors has been substantial. by GBR 420 Association Posted 24 Jul 10:00 PDT Gladwell's Line: Touchdown in Tokyo Gladwell's Line: Touchdown in Tokyo Tokyo2020 may well be the circuit-breaker that returns international sport back to normality No two Olympics are the same, and Tokyo2020 will be notable for having been conducted against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, and may well be the circuit-breaker that returns international sport back to normality. by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz Posted 24 Jul 06:53 PDT On the eve of the Olympic Sailing Competition On the eve of the Olympic Sailing Competition The boat park has been a place of focus and precision in the final 24 hours It's the eve of competition for sailing at Tokyo 2020 and the boat park has been a place of focus and precision in the final 24 hours before battle commences in the Laser, Laser Radial and Men's and Women's RS:X. by Andy Rice, World Sailing Posted 24 Jul 03:40 PDT Countdown to Multihull Cup 2021 at Port Adriano Countdown to Multihull Cup 2021 at Port Adriano This event is a chance for owners, crew, spectators to showcase and celebrate these amazing yachts The only regatta in the Med exclusively for some of the world's largest and most technologically advanced multihull yachts. The event will kick off on Friday, 27th August with three exhilarating days of racing Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. by Multihulll Cup Team Posted 24 Jul 03:02 PDT Pyewacket wins Barn Door Trophy Pyewacket wins Barn Door Trophy Setting 24 hour record in the Transpac Five days, 16 hours, 53 minutes and 20 seconds since starting off San Pedro in Los Angeles last Saturday, the team on Roy Disney's turbo Volvo 70 Pyewacket crossed the finish line at 2:53 AM at Diamond Head to be first to finish in this year's Transpac. by Transpacific Yacht Club Posted 24 Jul 01:13 PDT Alain Leboeuf new President of the Vendée Globe Alain Leboeuf new President of the Vendée Globe A long and successful career in the service of the Vendéens This week the Board of Directors of SAEM Vendée unanimously elected Alain Leboeuf as the new President of the Vendée Globe. by Vendée Globe Posted 24 Jul 01:05 PDT J/22 Worlds at Corpus Christi overall J/22 Worlds at Corpus Christi overall Jeff Progelhof's go wire to wire to secure the title Jeff Progelhof's Schitzen Giggles went wire to wire to secure the title of 2021 J/22 World Championship, racing J/22 hull #24. by Julie & Christopher Howell Posted 23 Jul 17:54 PDT Tokyo2020: Burling and Tuke ready for new quest Tokyo2020: Burling and Tuke ready for new quest On Tuesday Peter Burling and Blair Tuke will begin their quest to win another gold medal There's an email exchange between Peter Burling and Blair Tuke from 2008 sitting in the Maritime Museum that represents the start of one of the most successful partnerships in sailing history. by Michael Brown/Yachting New Zealand Posted 23 Jul 09:34 PDT Stars+Stripes joins NYYC for America's Cup 37 Stars+Stripes joins NYYC for America's Cup 37 Stars+Stripes does deal with New York Yacht Club for 37th America's Cup The New York Yacht Club has taken an initial, but significant, step toward establishing a sustainable franchise that can both win the 37th America's Cup and provide a road map for the Club's future involvement and for how international sport's oldest comp by Stuart Streuli, Director of Communications Posted 23 Jul 09:02 PDT Team USA ready to sail at Tokyo 2020 Team USA ready to sail at Tokyo 2020 13 American athletes in nine classes are ready to race Nearly half a decade after the previous Olympic sailing regatta concluded in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 13 American athletes in nine classes are ready to race at Tokyo 2020. by US Sailing Team Posted 23 Jul 06:44 PDT Sailing to fly many flags at Tokyo 2020 Olympics Sailing to fly many flags at Tokyo 2020 Olympics Is there any greater honour in sport than carrying your national flag into the Olympic Stadium? Carrying your national flag into the Olympic Stadium. Is there any greater honour in sport? For the chosen few who become flag bearers for their nation, this evening's Opening Ceremony will be one of the most special of their lives. by Andy Rice, World Sailing Posted 23 Jul 02:23 PDT Oakcliff OC86 wins Line Honors in Chicago Mac Oakcliff OC86 wins Line Honors in Chicago Mac Full speed ahead to the front of the fleet Oakcliff christened it's new 86 foot maxi yacht, OC 86, in the 112th Chicago to Mackinac Island Race. The race began upwind in 15 knots of breeze. by Oakcliff Sailing Posted 22 Jul 23:21 PDT J/22 Worlds at Corpus Christi day 3 J/22 Worlds at Corpus Christi day 3 Showdown set up for the final day On the penultimate day of the J/22 World Championship, the discard race came into play but didn't knock Jeff Progelhof's Schitzen Giggles from the top of the leaderboard. by Julie & Christopher Howell Posted 22 Jul 22:24 PDT Young sailing talents are rushing to Kiel Week Young sailing talents are rushing to Kiel Week Organisers optimistic for September's event Even though the pandemic still has an impact on events, things are looking much better than the year before. Thus, many program activities are planned in the city and Schilksee also onshore. by Hermann Hell Posted 22 Jul 22:09 PDT Transpac first finishers on final approach Transpac first finishers on final approach All eyes are on the YB trackers now to anticipate the arrival of the first finishers All eyes are on the YB trackers now to anticipate the arrival of the first finishers in the 2021 Transpac. by Transpacific Yacht Club Posted 22 Jul 18:35 PDT Edgartown Race Weekend: Back to normal & then some Edgartown Race Weekend: Back to normal & then some A whopping 78 entries in Saturday's 'Round-the-Island Race' With a whopping 78 entries in Saturday's 'Round-the-Island Race plus the return of its 'Round-the-Buoy Races that were suspended in 2020, the annual Edgartown Race Weekend, hosted by Edgartown Yacht Club, has come roaring back for a 2021 edition. by Barby MacGowan Posted 22 Jul 15:47 PDT "Avocado Power" fuels elite sailing race "Avocado Power" fuels elite sailing race As the "World Avocado Cup Regatta" returns to San Diego Bay The World Avocado Organization (WAO) and the historic San Diego Yacht Club will host the second edition of the World Avocado Cup Regatta on July 31 - August 1, 2021. by Amairani Resendiz Posted 22 Jul 10:18 PDT Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac Slower than usual, but still satisfying Chicago YC's 112th Race to Mackinac was a slow race along its 289.4 nautical mile course from Chicago to Mackinac Island, with primarily upwind wind angles that saw the breeze going from decent at the starts to completely dead at some points. by Barby MacGowan Posted 22 Jul 09:12 PDT Tokyo 2020: Too close to call in the Women's 470 Tokyo 2020: Too close to call in the Women's 470 This will be the last time that men and women compete in separate 470 events While it was always possible for women to compete in Olympic in the 'open era', the reality was that very few did. So for the Seoul 1988 Olympic Games, the first ever women's sailing event was created, and the 470 was the equipment chosen for the job. by Andy Rice, World Sailing Posted 22 Jul 08:00 PDT Japan's Ocean Day Japan's Ocean Day Highlighting the importance of ocean conservation Ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony, Japan's Ocean Day is being celebrated across the nation on Thursday 22 July. by Daniel Smith, World Sailing Posted 22 Jul 07:10 PDT One week to go until the GC32 Lagos Cup 2 One week to go until the GC32 Lagos Cup 2 Being held in the same venue to limit travel and simplify logistics The first two events of the new season for the World Sailing-approved high performance foiling catamarans are being held in the same venue to limit travel and simplify logistics complicated by the pandemic. by GC32 Racing Tour Posted 22 Jul 05:33 PDT Brute force over ignorance Brute force over ignorance Way back in 1860 or so, Froude penned a displacement hull speed formula... In the boating world, way back in 1860 or so, William Froude came up with the displacement hull speed formula; knots = 1.34 times the square root of the LWL in feet. What was probably more telling though, was the displacement to length ratio. by John Curnow, Global Editor, Powerboat.World Posted 22 Jul 04:00 PDT
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