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Newport's VOR stopover and news from Point Nemo Newport's VOR stopover and news from Point NemoCelebrating Newport's VOR stopover and sobering news from Point NemoBy all accounts, the Newport stopover of the Volvo Ocean Race was a huge success for fans, families, sailors & teams, starting when MAPFRE team managed to catch a mere zephyr to ghost across the finishing line just ahead of Team Brunel.by David Schmidt Posted 21 May 11:00 PDT Todd Stebleton on the 2018 GulfStreamer Race Todd Stebleton on the 2018 GulfStreamer RaceA conversation with Todd Stebleton about the biennial 2018 GulfStreamer Offshore Sailboat ChallengeI interviewed Todd Stebleton, coordinator of the 2018 GulfStreamer Offshore Sailboat Challenge, via email, to learn more about this biennial offshore challenge.by David Schmidt Posted 21 May 08:00 PDT Successful Spring Tune-Up for J/121 Speedsters! Successful Spring Tune-Up for J/121 Speedsters!J/121 owners gathered for the first J/121 Spring Tune-Up at the Newport ShipyardWith most boatyards and boats still under shrink-wrap, and the Volvo Ocean Race just into town, J/121 owners gathered for the first J/121 Spring Tune-Up at the Newport Shipyard.by J-boats Posted 21 May 13:40 PDT San Francisco Friday Slalom Series Race day 1 San Francisco Friday Slalom Series Race day 112 sailors brave the conditions to rig upTo say it was windy would be an understatement. It blew the dogs off their chains on Friday evening for the first St. Francis Yacht Club Friday Slalom Series Race.by Steve Bodner Posted 21 May 11:15 PDT Finn World Masters at El Balís day 1 Finn World Masters at El Balís day 1No wind but smiles all roundFor a while the wind threatened to build from the south, but that too faded and never returned and the fleet were eventually sent back to the harbour. Through the afternoon and early evening the sea remained flat and windless.by Robert Deaves Posted 21 May 11:10 PDT Volvo Ocean Race Leg 9, Day 2 Volvo Ocean Race Leg 9, Day 2Dongfeng Race Team has had a successful first night at sea on Leg 9A split has already developed, with Dongfeng gybing to the north just before 1300 UTC on Monday while MAPFRE continues with the bulk of the fleet charging out to the southeast.by Volvo Ocean Race Posted 21 May 08:22 PDT Nations competing in Paris 2024 expected to drop Nations competing in Paris 2024 expected to dropFour Mixed events expected to reduce numbers of countries entering the 2024 OlympicsMany critics warned of the impact that selection of four Mixed events would have on the numbers of countries able to enter the 2024 Olympics - expecting the current borderline participation number to drop further. This analysis shows how it will unfold.by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz Posted 21 May 07:21 PDT Queen's Cup Race: Five weeks to race day Queen's Cup Race: Five weeks to race dayHave you entered yet?If you have not done so already, it is time to enter the 80th challenge of one of the most storied yacht races on the Great Lakes.by South Shore Yacht Club Posted 21 May 05:38 PDT The Gonet Monofoil: the latest in Swiss innovation The Gonet Monofoil: the latest in Swiss innovationSpectacular foiling monohull will line up for Switzerland's spring classicsLaunched and tested away from prying eyes in the centre of Switzerland, the arrival of the Gonet Monofoil on Lake Geneva is hotly anticipated. It will undergo some final tests before preparing for the Swiss regatta season.by Monofoil Gonet Posted 20 May 23:16 PDT Etchells Atlantic Coast Championship overall Etchells Atlantic Coast Championship overallFinishing off with picturesque sailing conditionsWhat started out as a foggy, wet morning, turned into a glorious day on the Long Island Sound off the peninsula that American Yacht Club calls home.by American Yacht Club Posted 20 May 22:12 PDT 470 Europeans in Bulgaria day 2 470 Europeans in Bulgaria day 2Three races on Sunday see early contendersThree back to back races on Sunday 20 May at the 470 European Championships in Bourgas, Bulgaria sees the early contenders strike out at the front of the leader board.by International 470 Class Posted 20 May 21:50 PDT Vestas 11th Hour Racing embarks on Transatlantic Vestas 11th Hour Racing embarks on TransatlanticVestas 11th Hour Racing started the 3,300 nm Leg 9 from Newport, Rhode Island, USA to Cardiff, Wales"I might be biased because I am from here, but I consider this to be the sailing capital of the world," said skipper Charlie Enright.by Vestas 11th Hour Racing Posted 20 May 19:24 PDT Volvo Ocean Race Leg 9 Start Volvo Ocean Race Leg 9 StartTeam Brunel leads fleet out of NewportThe fog burned off and the sun came out just in time for the start of Leg 9, which sees the fleet return to Europe.by Volvo Ocean Race Posted 20 May 18:17 PDT Beachside opening launches near record Finn Worlds Beachside opening launches near record Finn Worlds2018 Finn World Masters opened under beautiful blue Mediterranean skiesMore than 350 Finn sailors gathered Sunday 20 March at the Club Náutic El Balís, in Spain, as the 2018 Finn World Masters was opened under beautiful blue Mediterranean skies, which together with the fantastic Catalan hospitalityby Robert Deaves Posted 20 May 17:52 PDT The Medemblik Regatta ready to set off The Medemblik Regatta ready to set off34th starts in The Netherlands on TuesdayTuesday May 22nd the 34th Medemblik Regatta sets off in the Netherlands. With a total of 320 registrations in 8 different classes, there will be five days of competitive sailing.by Medemblik Regatta Posted 20 May 16:40 PDT Vladimir Krutskikh aiming to defend his title Vladimir Krutskikh aiming to defend his titleIn Finn World Masters at CN El BalísThe Finn World Masters Championship will start on Monday, May 21st at CN El Balís with a large participation that almost matches the record set two years ago at Lago di Garda (Italy) when 355 participants competed in the event.by Jaume Soler Alberti Posted 20 May 11:52 PDT 2018 Kiel Week to be held from 16-24 June 2018 Kiel Week to be held from 16-24 June3.5 million visitors are expected at the eventFrom the small one-man dinghy Laser 4.7 to the huge ClubSwan 50, from the Olympic high end foiler Nacra 17 to the classical yachts, from the Worlds qualifier of the National German Sailing Team to the traditional Aalregatta.by Hermann Hell Posted 20 May 08:06 PDT Hobie® 14 North American Championship Hobie® 14 North American Championship50th anniversary event held at Oneida Shores County ParkFifty years ago, Hobie Alter designed his first sailboat the Hobie 14. He wanted a simple boat that he and his friends could sail off the beach when there wasn't enough waves to surf. Hobie was also the inventor of the fiberglass surfboard.by David Brookes Posted 20 May 08:04 PDT Clash of the Titans Clash of the TitansAll set for the first official GC32 Worlds on Lake GardaFrom 24-27 May, the Extreme Sailing Series™ teams of elite level sailors will take to the waters of Lake Garda, Italy, for the first official GC32 World Championship.by Extreme Sailing Series Posted 20 May 01:34 PDT 470 Europeans in Bulgaria day 1 470 Europeans in Bulgaria day 1Fickle breeze keeps teams off the race trackRacing at the 470 European Championship was scheduled to kick off on Saturday 19 May at the Yacht Club Port Bourgas, Bulgaria, but fickle breeze kept teams off the race track.by International 470 Class Posted 19 May 22:21 PDT
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