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Attrition and drama rates climb in the 2018 GGR Attrition and drama rates climb in the 2018 GGRAttrition rate of 55% is evidence that Mother Nature is in chargeWhile some sailors scoffed at a 'retro race', the 2018 Golden Globe Race's attrition rate of 55% is evidence aplenty that, while modern sailors are clever, the challenges put forth by Mother Nature remain utterly unconvinced of mankind's superiority.by David Schmidt Posted 22 Oct 10:00 PDT 50th Rolex Middle Sea Race update 50th Rolex Middle Sea Race updateThe Bowling AlleyAs predicted, the 50th anniversary Rolex Middle Sea Race exploded into life overnight. The tension created by the strong northerly squeezing through the Strait of Sicily has grown steadily since sunset on Monday.by Rolex Middle Sea Race Posted 23 Oct 12:27 PDT Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image 2018 Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image 2018Portuguese photographer Ricardo Pinto announced as winner109 photographers representing 25 nationalities took part in the 9th edition of the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image photo competition.by Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image Posted 23 Oct 07:48 PDT 2018 Melges 14 Southern Championship preview 2018 Melges 14 Southern Championship previewFleet makes their way to beautiful Lake LanierThe Melges 14 fleet is making their way to beautiful Lake Lanier Sailing Club just outside of Atlanta, Georgia this weekend for the second annual Melges 14 Southern Championship.by Melges 14 Class Posted 23 Oct 06:11 PDT 2018 Etchells Worlds Day Two - Oooops! 2018 Etchells Worlds Day Two - Oooops!There was a strong tide running out of Moreton Bay from South to North.After waiting for the continual flicks in the breeze to settle down, and the resultant course axis changes from 025 to 050 degrees, it was also somewhat evident that just the one race was on for the day.by John Curnow Posted 23 Oct 05:09 PDT 2018 Etchells World Championship day 2 images 2018 Etchells World Championship day 2 imagesMitchell Pearson provided this gallery of imagesMitchell Pearson provided the gallery of images from day 2 of 2018 Etchells World Championship taking place at the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron.by Mitchell Pearson Posted 23 Oct 04:51 PDT Billy Besson & Marie Riou lead France SailGP Team Billy Besson & Marie Riou lead France SailGP TeamMarseille event will serve as the league championshipFour-time world champion and 2016 Olympian Billy Besson was today announced as the helmsman for the France SailGP Team.by SailGP Posted 23 Oct 03:25 PDT GAC Pindar celebrates GAC Panama Office GAC Pindar celebrates GAC Panama OfficeThe Group opens its own company in the countrySuperyachts and yachts transiting the Panama Canal can now do so with the assurance of the quality service synonymous with GAC, after the Group opened its own company in the country.by GAC Pindar Posted 23 Oct 00:00 PDT Nic Douglass reports from Etchells Worlds Nic Douglass reports from Etchells WorldsMurray takes the first gunDay one of the Etchells World Championship in Brisbane got off to a slow start while competitors waited for the breeze to fill from the south-east.by Nic Douglass Posted 22 Oct 23:28 PDT Multi70 Maserati and Rambler 88 take line honours Multi70 Maserati and Rambler 88 take line honoursIn the 50th Rolex Middle Sea RaceRambler crossed the finish line of the 2018 Rolex Middle Sea Race at the Royal Malta Yacht Club to take Monohull Line Honours at 02:07:55 CEST on Tuesday 23rd October.by Rolex Middle Sea Race Posted 22 Oct 20:50 PDT Golden Globe Race day 113: Lepage rescue update Golden Globe Race day 113: Lepage rescue updateExpected to be evacuated from his dismasted yacht todayFrench solo yachtsman Loïc Lepage is expected to be evacuated from his dismasted yacht Laaland shortly after first light on Tuesday (23:30 UTC Monday). By then both the bulk carrier Shiosai and the sailing yacht Alizes II will have reachedby Barry Pickthall, Golden Globe Race Posted 22 Oct 19:09 PDT Draheim & Favela capture Championship of Champions Draheim & Favela capture Championship of ChampionsThree victories in four races in US Sailing Championship eventBill Draheim (Royse City, Texas) and Rod Favela (Heath, Texas) rode a string of three victories in four races to win the 44th Championship of Champions regatta, a US Sailing Championship event.by Sean McNeill Posted 22 Oct 12:40 PDT 2018-19 Melges 20 Miami Winter Series 2018-19 Melges 20 Miami Winter SeriesOne epic venue, four incredible eventsSince 2009, the Melges 20 Miami Winter Series has become one of North America's most popular one-design racing series. Hosted by the Coconut Grove Sailing Club, each event boasts a deep fleet of Corinthian and professional teamsby International Melges 20 Class Association Posted 22 Oct 09:12 PDT 50th Rolex Middle Sea Race day 3 50th Rolex Middle Sea Race day 3The Game is OnThe third day of the 2018 Rolex Middle Sea Race has seen the course open up. All yachts, still racing, have passed Stromboli and the majority are heading into a steady westerly on the leg from the volcanic island to the north-west corner of Sicily.by Rolex Middle Sea Race Posted 22 Oct 08:52 PDT A Class Worlds at Hervey Bay preview A Class Worlds at Hervey Bay previewGraced by more sailing glitterati than we have seen in many yearsAs the season in Europe slowly draws to a close on what has been for some, another rather frustrating year of too much/too little wind and with most European class associations are looking towards their final regattas of the yearby Gordon Upton Posted 22 Oct 08:17 PDT Jeff Johnson on the SDYC's Lipton Challenge Cup Jeff Johnson on the SDYC's Lipton Challenge CupJeff Johnson on the San Diego Yacht Club's 104th Sir Thomas Lipton Challenge CupI checked in with the Jeff Johnson, the San Diego Yacht Club's Waterfront Director, via email, about the SDYC's 104th Sir Thomas Lipton Challenge Cupby David Schmidt Posted 22 Oct 08:00 PDT LOKI three-peats J/109 North Americans LOKI three-peats J/109 North AmericansDavid Rosow's team from New York have won the coveted title for the third timeThe Larchmont YC hosted the 2018 J/109 North American Championship for a very competitive twenty-boat fleet on western Long Island Sound. The fleet was treated to a very wide range of racing conditions over the span of ten races!by J/Boats Posted 22 Oct 05:53 PDT 2018 FAST40+ Race Circuit Round 6 2018 FAST40+ Race Circuit Round 6Wind deprived finale in the Central SolentThe sixth and final round of the 2018 FAST40+ Circuit proved a frustrating one for the sailors involved, but at least served to confirm the pre-eminence of Rán 7 in a competitive fleet.by Phil Riley Posted 22 Oct 05:25 PDT 2018 Etchells Worlds in Brisbane day 1 2018 Etchells Worlds in Brisbane day 1What a tease!On shore this morning you felt that it was going to be a grand day. The time had come. Race one, and even race two were upon us. A champion crew was soon going to be determined for the 2018 Etchells Worlds being held on Moreton Bay in Brisbane, Australia.by John Curnow Posted 22 Oct 05:02 PDT J/88 wins Annapolis Fall Series J/88 wins Annapolis Fall SeriesThe Chesapeake Bay comes alive in the fall when the weather gets a little coolerThe Chesapeake Bay comes alive in the fall when the weather gets a little cooler, weather fronts start moving in faster from the west, and the winds increase significantly.by J/Boats Posted 22 Oct 04:55 PDT
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