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The one before the big one The one before the big one At the end of the 70s the Bond camp was starting to show what attending the Cup for a decade... At the end of the 70s the Bond camp was starting to show what attending the America's Cup for a decade could do from a design and team angle. The boat that really stepped them up a rung was KA-5, the 12 Metre known simply as, Australia. by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS Posted 13 Oct 14:00 PDT 41st J/24 Worlds attracts twenty nations to Miami 41st J/24 Worlds attracts twenty nations to Miami Five days of racing on the spectacular Biscayne Bay Forty-two years after the first J/24 was built in Rod Johnstone's garage, the Class will attract 81 boats from 20 countries to Miami, Florida for the 2019 J/24 World Championship. by Julie & Christopher Howell Posted 13 Oct 13:11 PDT 2019 China International Women's Match Race day 2 2019 China International Women's Match Race day 2 Shifty conditions on Dishui Lake in Shanghai The tricky conditions put high pressure on the teams and the racing showed that good tactical decisions could make a huge difference. The matches were tight with many lead changes in the first flights of the day. by WIM Series Posted 13 Oct 07:35 PDT 18ft Skiff Spring Championship Race 1 18ft Skiff Spring Championship Race 1 The Noakesailing team come from behind over the final lap The Noakesailing team of Sean Langman, Ed Powys and Nathan Edwards had to come from behind over the final lap of the course to grab a narrow victory in Race 1 of the Australian 18 Footers League's Spring Championship on Sydney Harbour today. by Frank Quealey Posted 13 Oct 03:05 PDT The Clipper Race Leg 1, Race 2, Day 28 The Clipper Race Leg 1, Race 2, Day 28 Thunderstorms and lightning As Race 2: The Commodore's Cup to Punta del Este, Uruguay, continues, huge squalls brought powerful wind, driving rain, hail, thunderstorms, and put on a spectacular lightning show for the Clipper Race fleet on the twenty-eighth day of racing. by Clipper Round the World Race Posted 13 Oct 02:31 PDT 2019 FAST40+ Race Circuit Round 6 day 1 2019 FAST40+ Race Circuit Round 6 day 1 Season on a knife edge The final regatta of the 2019 FAST40+ Season eventually got under way with two windward leeward races in the Solent in super-light conditions. The pewter grey conditions did not dull the racing one iota with close battles right through the fleet. by Louay Habib Posted 12 Oct 22:16 PDT Melges 24 World Championship overall Melges 24 World Championship overall Italy takes it all again: Maidollis and Taki 4 are the new Melges 24 World Champions The history of the Melges 24 Class repeats itself: after the successful World Championship of Helsinki in 2017, the Italian crews onboard Maidollis and Taki 4 (Corinthian) are again the Melges 24 World Champions. by International Melges 24 Class Association Posted 12 Oct 21:25 PDT 2019 Snipe World Championship overall 2019 Snipe World Championship overall The Brazilians claim the title in their home country after 9 very close races Henrique Haddad and Gustavo Nascimento (BRA) are the 2019 Snipe World Champions after a very long and challenging nine race series, during which the leaders at the end of each of the five days of racing would always be a different team. by Rachele Vitello Posted 12 Oct 19:43 PDT 2019 China International Women's Match Race day 1 2019 China International Women's Match Race day 1 Racing kicks off in perfect conditions in Shanghai The first day of racing at China International Women's Match Race at Dishui Lake took off in perfect sailing conditions. With a steady breeze at 12 knots and gusts up to 16 knots. by WIM Series Posted 12 Oct 19:22 PDT Mini-Transat La Boulangère day 8 Mini-Transat La Boulangère day 8 High pressure, high intrigue! We are about to witness the denouement of this first leg of the Mini-Transat La Boulangère. It's a tense finale with a very light breeze, that fades away to nothing at times on the outskirts of the Canaries. by Aurélie Bargat Posted 12 Oct 15:51 PDT America's Cup: Four AC75's compared America's Cup: Four AC75's compared After 18 months of heavy secrecy shrouding anything to do with the AC75s the wraps are now off After 18 months of heavy secrecy shrouding anything to do with the AC75s, the 75 foot foiling monohull is quickly becoming an open affair with two new boats unveiled last week less than 48 hours apart. by America's Cup Media Posted 12 Oct 14:57 PDT North Sails Weekly Debrief North Sails Weekly Debrief Farr 40 World Champs, 3Di OCEAN, #NSVictoryList, Learning a new craft Far Niente's Vince Brun and Drew Freides sailed brilliantly to come away with a new world title over a talented international field in Long Beach, CA, USA/ by North Sails Posted 12 Oct 11:00 PDT The Clipper Race Leg 1, Race 2, Day 27 The Clipper Race Leg 1, Race 2, Day 27 Qingdao celebrates in Punta del Este Qingdao is on top of the overall Clipper 2019-20 Round the World Yacht Race standings after finishing first in the race across the Atlantic Ocean to Punta del Este in Uruguay. by Clipper Round the World Race Posted 12 Oct 02:35 PDT 2020 International 505 Worlds to be held in Sweden 2020 International 505 Worlds to be held in Sweden Location and dates announced by the Class Association Torekov is located on the west coast, in the southern part of Sweden. Torekov is a popular summer resort, sandy beaches, great sailing and a village full of different activities. The wider Båstad municipality has 15 000 permanent inhabitants. by Michael Quirk Posted 12 Oct 02:03 PDT North Sails J/24 Worlds Tool Kit North Sails J/24 Worlds Tool Kit Biscayne Bay local knowledge article and more to read The J/24 World Championship is just around the corner. We have compiled a series of articles for you including a Biscayne Bay local knowledge article and many tips and videos to get your team ready. Created for you by our experts. by North Sails Posted 12 Oct 01:00 PDT Bekking sets sights on 9th campaign with Childhood Bekking sets sights on 9th campaign with Childhood A veteran team has come together to launch a Swedish campaign in the VO65 class Bouwe Bekking, an eight-time veteran of The Ocean Race, has announced a new project with an eye on competing in the 2021-22 edition of the Race. by The Ocean Race Posted 11 Oct 23:26 PDT Chinese take line honours into Punta Del Este Chinese take line honours into Punta Del Este In Race 2 of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race Visit Sanya, China and Qingdao teams, raced by everyday people from all walks of life, lead the way into Punta del Este, Uruguay, after almost a month at sea. by Sarah Lacey Posted 11 Oct 22:15 PDT 2019 China International Women's Match Race 2019 China International Women's Match Race Inaugural event is the final event of the 2019 WIM Series On 11-16th October 2019, the inaugural 2019 China International Women's Match Race, the final event of the 2019 WIM Series, will be held in Shanghai on the Dishui Lake. by WIM Series Posted 11 Oct 22:13 PDT America's Cup: Emirates Team turns in a good run America's Cup: Emirates Team turns in a good run After the first testing day since blowing the tack on her Code Zero, Te Aihe finished in a flourish Emirates Team New Zealand was out on the Hauraki Gulf again Saturday, her first sail after blowing up the Code Zero tack earlier in the week. From shore reports there seemed to be a few issues which were largely resolved by the end of the day by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World NZ Posted 11 Oct 22:01 PDT 2019 Snipe World Championship day 4 2019 Snipe World Championship day 4 Spanish lead with two races to go The fourth day of the 2019 Snipe World Championship started out with bright sunshine, blue skies and the wind blowing at about 8 knots from the east, all great components for another brilliant day of sailing in Ilhabela, Brazil. by Rachele Vitello Posted 11 Oct 14:55 PDT Dragon 90th Anniversary Regatta overall Dragon 90th Anniversary Regatta overall Denmark's Jens Christensen, Anders Bagger and Thomas Schmidt are declared Champions The regatta concluded in spectacular style with two glorious final races in an 8-10 knot sea breeze and a prize giving party that matched both the Dragon and the Yacht Club Sanremo's renowned reputations for warm hospitality and exceptional camaraderie. by Fiona Brown Posted 11 Oct 14:05 PDT Mini-Transat La Boulangère day 7 Mini-Transat La Boulangère day 7 Less than two days till the verdict! The leaders have passed the latitude of Madeira this evening. Though they can almost glimpse the finish of this first leg to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, the end of the course promises to be a bit of a struggle in light airs. by Aurélie Bargat Posted 11 Oct 13:04 PDT Class40 American Trophy 2019 Class40 American Trophy 2019 Eärendil achieves the double in 2018 and 2019 Catherine Pourre and her crew have already won the American Trophy in 2018, the crew of Eärendil repeated the feat with a first place on the RORC Caribbean 600 2019, thus keeping title obtained in 2018 on this race and the Class40 record for the event! by Class40 Posted 11 Oct 12:57 PDT Melges 24 World Championship day 4 Melges 24 World Championship day 4 Two more races held ahead of the final day The weather conditions on the race course of Villasimius continue to change and, with a light breeze and a well-formed wave, the Melges 24 fleet completes two other races that contribute to define the ranking for tomorrow's grand finale. by International Melges 24 Class Association Posted 11 Oct 12:17 PDT US Sailing names Siebel Coaches for new program US Sailing names Siebel Coaches for new program The goal of the ground-breaking program is to increase diversity and opportunity in sailing US Sailing has announced the names of three Siebel Coaches who have been hired to lead their respective regions and provide mentorship and instruction to participating sailors of the new Siebel Sailors Program. by US Sailing Posted 11 Oct 11:19 PDT Livestreaming 18ft Skiff Racing on Sydney Harbour Livestreaming 18ft Skiff Racing on Sydney Harbour Viewers around the world taken up close to the racing Livestreaming of 18ft Skiff Racing on Sydney Harbour reached a new high during the 2018-2019 Australian Season when the talented video team produced sensational coverage of all local club events and every race of the JJ Giltinan (world) Championship. by Frank Quealey Posted 11 Oct 11:17 PDT Insight into Clipper Race Atlantic crossing Insight into Clipper Race Atlantic crossing The finish of Race 2 is set to be a thriller After 5,196 nautical miles and 26 days of racing, Qingdao and Visit Sanya, China are neck-and-neck in the final approach to Yacht Club Punta del Este. by Morgan Kasmarik Posted 11 Oct 10:30 PDT Three venues for M32 North American Series in 2020 Three venues for M32 North American Series in 2020 10-14 teams are already registered to take part in the series Now into its sixth year, competition for the high performance M32 catamarans in North America will take place with an extensive program of events throughout the 2020 season, centred around Miami, Newport and Chicago. by M32 Class Posted 11 Oct 08:33 PDT The Clipper Race Leg 1, Race 2, Day 26 The Clipper Race Leg 1, Race 2, Day 26 Finish line within grasp of leaders After 26 days and over 5,000 nautical miles of racing, the winner of Race 2: The Commodore's Cup to Punta del Este, Uruguay, is expected to be decided today. But who will the winner be, Qingdao or Visit Sanya, China? by Clipper Round the World Race Posted 11 Oct 05:53 PDT Mediterranean Maxi Inshore Challenge Mediterranean Maxi Inshore Challenge MMIC spanned six events, with the title decided on the last race While the Mediterranean Maxi Offshore Challenge this year was into its fourth season, its inshore brother was introduced anew for 2019 by the International Maxi Association, the World Sailing-recognised body that administers and promotes maxi boat racing by International Maxi Association Posted 11 Oct 02:25 PDT 2019 Snipe World Championship day 3 2019 Snipe World Championship day 3 Brazilian storm on the race course A challenging three race day awaited the sailors at the Escola de Vela Lars Grael in Ilhabela, Brazil, for day three of the 2019 Snipe World Championship. After two very cloudy days with light winds, today's conditions were typically Ilhabela by Rachele Vitello Posted 10 Oct 23:39 PDT Melges 24 World Championship day 3 Melges 24 World Championship day 3 Maidollis climbs to top of the standings The race course of Villasimius changes shape again and, after the no race of yesterday, today it welcomes the sailors with steady and increasing Southerly breeze that reached gusts of over 20 knots by International Melges 24 Class Association Posted 10 Oct 23:36 PDT Dragon 90th Anniversary Regatta day 4 Dragon 90th Anniversary Regatta day 4 Light airs, big seas and close racing Day four of the Dragon 90th Anniversary Regatta powered by Paul & Shark saw the fleet divided into Gold and Silver groups following the initial qualifying rounds, with the boats carrying their overall ranking position by Fiona Brown Posted 10 Oct 21:51 PDT Mini-Transat La Boulangère day 6 Mini-Transat La Boulangère day 6 The sailors' versatility put to the test The competitors in the Mini-Transat La Boulangère have now been at sea for over five days and they've already seen it in a vast array of colours. by Aurélie Bargat Posted 10 Oct 08:49 PDT 52 Super Series Greenest Team of Year announced 52 Super Series Greenest Team of Year announced Provezza lead by example, embracing benchmark best practices with diligence and enthusiasm The entire team are now exclusively using re-useable utensils, and ceramic cups and mugs, in and around their container. Food for the crew is supplied in containers that are washed and re-used every day. by 52 Super Series Posted 10 Oct 07:50 PDT 2019 Fall Regatta at American Yacht Club 2019 Fall Regatta at American Yacht Club Two weekends of beautiful weather, fierce competition and great sailing The 2019 Fall Regatta at American Yacht Club concluded on Sunday after two weekends of beautiful weather, fierce competition and great sailing conditions! by American Yacht Club Posted 10 Oct 07:32 PDT Regional Symposium in less than 3 weeks Regional Symposium in less than 3 weeks Roundtable-style discussion of sailing education and programming This is a great opportunity for coaches and industry professionals to share ideas and concerns with a group of people who can help make change happen. by Oakcliff Sailing Posted 10 Oct 07:03 PDT Beat the Barton Block Clock Beat the Barton Block Clock Revelled by hundreds at the Southampton Boat Show Over 300 visitors participated in the Beat the Barton Block Clock Competition to assemble a size three Barton single block quickest in the Manufacturer's Showcase, at the entrance to Southampton Boat Show. by Chris Jones Posted 10 Oct 04:29 PDT Global audience of 1.8 billion in SailGP Season 1 Global audience of 1.8 billion in SailGP Season 1 More than 133,000 spectators witnessed the world's fastest sail racing As SailGP celebrates its first anniversary, the overall impact of the new global championship has been revealed, highlighted by a total global event audience of 1.8 billion across broadcast, social, press and in-venue audiences. by SailGP Posted 10 Oct 04:16 PDT The Clipper Race Leg 1, Race 2, Day 25 The Clipper Race Leg 1, Race 2, Day 25 Neck-and-neck in battle for first Leaders Qingdao and Visit Sanya, China remain neck-and-neck as the two teams enter into the final 300nautical miles of Race 2: The Commodore's Cup to Punta del Este, Uruguay. by Clipper Round the World Race Posted 10 Oct 04:09 PDT
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