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The armchair navigator - imagining life at sea The armchair navigator - imagining life at sea What does it feel like during The Ocean Race? As the 2023 edition of The Ocean Race fleets tears up the offshore miles separating Cabo Verde from Cape Town, I'll admit that I often find myself daydreaming about what it would be like to foil (or semi-foil) across a wide swath of big blue. by David Schmidt Posted 31 Jan 08:00 PST The Ocean Race Leg 2 Day 7: Racing into the South The Ocean Race Leg 2 Day 7: Racing into the South The fleet is escaping the clutches of the doldrums and picking up speed in the southern hemisphere As January comes to a close, so does one chapter of leg 2 of The Ocean Race. The fleet has burst into the southern hemisphere, crossing the equator overnight and escaping the calms of the doldrums. by The Ocean Race Posted 31 Jan 06:39 PST Kirsten Neuschäfer takes lead in Golden Globe Race Kirsten Neuschäfer takes lead in Golden Globe Race An extraordinary solo woman sailor quite unlike any other 149 days ago, on Sept 4th 2022, 15 men and one woman set out from Les Sables d'Olonne. Their dreams and aspirations were to circumnavigate solo in the extreme Golden Globe Race. by Golden Globe Race Posted 31 Jan 06:05 PST Record entries for Trofeo Princesa Sofia Mallorca Record entries for Trofeo Princesa Sofia Mallorca More than 560 crews from 54 countries have already pre-registered More than 560 crews from 54 countries have already pre-registered for the 52 Trofeo Princesa Sofia Mallorca. In the history of Mallorca's classic Olympic class regatta this is already an unprecedented level of interest in the showcase regatta. by Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofía Posted 31 Jan 05:21 PST Cup Spy Jan 30: Patriot off to a foggy start Cup Spy Jan 30: Patriot off to a foggy start Three teams trained on Monday as a time of change draws near in the buildup to the America's Cup. Three teams trained on Monday as a time of change draws near in the buildup to the America's Cup. American Magic started was greeted by a fog bank and stayed inshore at Pensacola. Luna Rossa and Alinghi RBR had good sessions in Cagliari and Barcelona. by Richard Gladwell/Sail-world.com/nz Posted 31 Jan 05:16 PST New Allen blocks at boot Düsseldorf 2023 New Allen blocks at boot Düsseldorf 2023 We speak to Ben Harden about the latest in the range, including the mighty TiiTAN We speak to Ben Harden at boot Düsseldorf 2023 about the new products from Allen, including the redesigned 40mm range, the deck organiser range, the High Roller block range, and the mighty TiiTAN. by Mark Jardine Posted 31 Jan 02:41 PST Visit Qatar GKA Freestyle-Kite World Cup kicks off Visit Qatar GKA Freestyle-Kite World Cup kicks off Kiteboarding's leading freestyle athletes set for competition Round one of the 2023 Qatar Airways GKA Kite World Tour season kicks off today with the Visit Qatar GKA Freestyle-Kite World Cup at Fuwairit Kite Beach resort with awesome, turquoise-clear lagoon conditions on the menu. by GKA Kite World Tour Posted 31 Jan 01:29 PST Translated 9's first success Translated 9's first success From Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro with no modern technology on board Translated 9 has successfully crossed the ocean for the first time with a crew made up of young people on their first transoceanic voyage, guided by Vittorio Malingri and with practically no tech on board. by Translated 9 Posted 30 Jan 23:03 PST 2023 Finn Gold Cup in Miami Day 4 2023 Finn Gold Cup in Miami Day 4 Light winds mix fleet Light winds mixed the fleet on the fourth day of the 2023 Finn Gold Cup in Miami. Ed Wright from Britain extended his lead to 11 points from Domonkos Nemeth from Hungary, while Miguel Fernandez Vasco, from Spain is back up to third. by Robert Deaves Posted 30 Jan 21:43 PST Join the crew aboard Emirates Team NZ's AC40 Join the crew aboard Emirates Team NZ's AC40 Join the crew aboard Emirates Team NZ's AC40 on this just-released 360 degree video Join the crew aboard Emirates Team NZ's AC40 on this just-released 360 degree video by Richard Gladwell Posted 30 Jan 19:46 PST 2023 Pure Grenada Sailing Week day 1 2023 Pure Grenada Sailing Week day 1 Grenadians dominate the start line The first horn of the 2023 Pure Grenada Sailing Week blew this morning at 10am as the fleet, 30 boats strong, adjusted their sails to a gentle northeasterly 10 to 12-knot breeze. by Grenada Sailing Week Posted 30 Jan 18:23 PST Mikaili Sol is already in Qatar for GKA World Cup Mikaili Sol is already in Qatar for GKA World Cup Championship will be officially opened this Tuesday at Fuwairit Kite Beach Resort Crowned six-time world champion in 2022 and ranking as number one woman in the Freestyle category, 18-year-old Mikaili Sol is one of the promises for the Qatar GKA Freestyle Kite Word Cup 2033. by César A. Martín Posted 30 Jan 15:20 PST IOR 2023 at St. Thomas YC registration open IOR 2023 at St. Thomas YC registration open International Optimist Regatta, TOTE Clinic & TOTE Team Race set for June 12-18 Registration is open! The 30th anniversary International Optimist Regatta (IOR), the TOTE Clinic, and the TOTE Team Race will take place from June 12-18, 2023, at the St. Thomas Yacht Club. by Carol Bareuther Posted 30 Jan 14:35 PST GryphonSolo2: Globe40 Leg 6 finish! GryphonSolo2: Globe40 Leg 6 finish! Yesterday in Recife, Brazil at about 2 in the afternoon local time Just wanted to send out a quick note to say we finished Leg 6 yesterday in Recife, Brazil at about 2 in the afternoon local time. by Joe Harris, GryphonSolo2 Posted 30 Jan 14:06 PST Stopover episode 2 - Cabo Verde Stopover episode 2 - Cabo Verde Despite the apparent relaxed atmosphere, the IMOCA crews were not allowed to wind down In this second episode of the STOPOVER series, come and join us in the country of Cesária Évora, the Barefoot Diva. by IMOCA Globe Series Posted 30 Jan 13:28 PST NYYC American Magic Team 1 wins US Select Series 1 NYYC American Magic Team 1 wins US Select Series 1 Dominating on the water in Miami Fresh from contesting the Youth Foiling Gold Cup 2023 Act 1 on Biscayne Bay, the foiling 69F line-up joined the three days of racing of the Bacardi Invitation Winter Series Event 2 in Miami. by 69F Sailing Posted 30 Jan 13:22 PST The Ocean Race Leg 2 Day 6: Nervous times The Ocean Race Leg 2 Day 6: Nervous times Tensions run high as wind and boat speeds hit new lows Tensions run high as wind and boat speeds hit new lows with the IMOCA fleet crossing an unusually large doldrums. by The Ocean Race Posted 30 Jan 08:06 PST GryphonSolo2 off the coast of Brazil GryphonSolo2 off the coast of Brazil Careening through the waves with all gear and sails stacked to windward As I write this we are steaming towards Recife, Brazil at 11 knots of boatspeed with just over 300 miles to go to the finish. It is a wet and wild ride at night with a beautiful half-moon and many stars. by Joe Harris, GryphonSolo2 Posted 30 Jan 05:57 PST Visit Qatar GKA Freestyle Kite World Cup 2023 Visit Qatar GKA Freestyle Kite World Cup 2023 Freestyle kite event marks the start of this season's tour The event is free to watch for visitors, who will be treated to an exhilarating display of freestyle kiting, which focuses on big air tricks, loops and jumps. by Qatar Tourism Posted 30 Jan 05:37 PST Freestyle skills at the 2023 FPT Cape Town Freestyle skills at the 2023 FPT Cape Town Howling winds kicked off the competitive season in South Africa Two eliminations were ran, one at the Rietvlei lake and one at the wavespot Doodles, meaning diverse conditions which challenged every single one of the 28 entrants. by Freestyle Pro Tour Posted 30 Jan 05:06 PST Sailing not included in Paralympic Games for LA28 Sailing not included in Paralympic Games for LA28 David Graham, "...an extremely disappointing day for our whole sport" World Sailing has vowed to continue supporting Para Sailing worldwide following the news that the sport will not be included in the Paralympic Games for LA28. by World Sailing Posted 30 Jan 02:54 PST The record-breaking 2023 RORC Transatlantic Race The record-breaking 2023 RORC Transatlantic Race Near perfect trade wind conditions for the ninth edition Starting from Marina Lanzarote on the 8th of January 2023, the ninth edition of the RORC Transatlantic Race had near perfect trade wind conditions. by Louay Habib / RORC Posted 30 Jan 02:10 PST Cup Spy Jan 27/28: Brits join the Capsize Club Cup Spy Jan 27/28: Brits join the Capsize Club Brits join the Capsize Club, Spies check out Italians, Swiss on the Barcelona Roller-coaster Luna Rossa had a fast day at the office off Cagliari, but the AC37 Recon team got their shots. The Swiss were confronted by an deceptive cross sea state which made for some spectacular charges. The Brits did a slow speed capsize and some fast runs. by Richard Gladwell/Sail-world.com/nz Posted 30 Jan 00:49 PST 180th Festival of Sails in Video 180th Festival of Sails in Video It cannot be denied that the Festival of Sails is back! Close to 300 boats attended It cannot be denied that the Festival of Sails is back! Close to 300 boats made for the biggest fleet seen since back in 2014 across the Melbourne to Geelong Passage Race... by Nic Douglass Posted 29 Jan 23:13 PST 2023 Finn Gold Cup in Miami Day 3 2023 Finn Gold Cup in Miami Day 3 Young guns close gap on Ed Wright After two days of very cloudy conditions, the Sunshine State started to live up to its name again on Bacardi Race Day, the third day of the 2023 Finn Gold Cup in Miami. by Robert Deaves Posted 29 Jan 21:47 PST Bacardi Winter Series Event 2 overall Bacardi Winter Series Event 2 overall Three days in a row of perfect sailing conditions Three days in a row of perfect sailing conditions on Biscayne Bay, January 27-29, 2023, and a dream event for all, with fantastic breeze, sun and shoreside Bacardi bonhomie at Bacardi Winter Series Event 2. by Luissa Smith Posted 29 Jan 17:21 PST Cup Spy Jan 26: No breeze to big breeze Cup Spy Jan 26: No breeze to big breeze Four teams sailed in very different conditions. American Magic hits 38kts upwind American Magic had a solid training session offshore on the Gulf of Mexico hitting an impressive 38kts upwind. The Kiwis sailed in winds of 26 kts - above the AC37 limit. The Brits had no wind at all in Mallorca. by Richard Gladwell/Sail-world.com/nz Posted 29 Jan 15:05 PST Vaikobi Accessories Vaikobi Accessories Train longer. Go faster. Stay safer. Be comfortable. Train longer. Go faster. Stay safer. Be comfortable... with accessories that can make all the difference to your on-water session. by Vaikobi Ocean Performance Posted 29 Jan 13:00 PST All vessels great and small All vessels great and small January is a great time 'Down Under': Loads of annual regattas for coveted titles January is such a great time 'Down Under': A load of annual regattas for coveted Australian Championships, with many very much steeped in a grand history, and often a World title or two are in there, as well. by John Curnow, Editor, Sail World AUS Posted 29 Jan 13:00 PST Britain's Phil Sharp on his new IMOCA Britain's Phil Sharp on his new IMOCA Zero emissions Sam Manuard design, highlighting hydrogen fuel cell technology Britain's Phil Sharp will line up with a new zero emissions Sam Manuard IMOCA highlighting hydrogen fuel cell technology. by Vendee Globe Posted 29 Jan 07:29 PST The Ocean Race Leg 2 Day 5: Into the unknown The Ocean Race Leg 2 Day 5: Into the unknown Biotherm leads the fleet into the doldrums with Malizia making up miles Paul Meilhat's Biotherm was the first boat to feel the impact of the doldrums overnight as his crew saw their speed plummet from 14 to 4 knots just after midnight UTC. by The Ocean Race Posted 29 Jan 04:57 PST 18ft Skiff Australian Championship overall 18ft Skiff Australian Championship overall No racing was completed on Sydney Harbour today The Finport Finance team of Keagan York, Angus Williams and Phil Marshall became the 2022-23 Australian 18ft Skiff champion after a controversial day when no racing was completed on Sydney Harbour today. by Frank Quealey Posted 29 Jan 00:37 PST Globe40 Leg 6 Finish Globe40 Leg 6 Finish Ahmas wins in Recife in the Brazilian heat The Anglo-American team AHMAS (Class40 n degrees 127) crossed the finish line of leg 6 of the GLOBE40 in Recife Saturday at 11:48 p.m. local time. by Sirius Events Posted 28 Jan 22:11 PST 2023 Finn Gold Cup in Miami Day 2 2023 Finn Gold Cup in Miami Day 2 Ed Wright extends his lead over Domonkos Nemeth It was breeze on in Miami for Day 2 of the 2023 Finn Gold Cup. After four races now sailed, Ed Wright, from Britain, extends his lead while Domonkos Nemeth, from Hungary stays in second. by Robert Deaves Posted 28 Jan 21:40 PST Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta is cancelled Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta is cancelled Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta has been cancelled following a state of emergency in Auckland For only the second time in its 183 year history, the Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta has been cancelled following the devastating floods on Friday night and the announcement of a state of emergency for Auckland. by Helen Horrocks Posted 28 Jan 19:54 PST Clearwater US Open Preview Clearwater US Open Preview There's a lot on the line for athletes in Florida Next weekend wraps the Florida series of the 2023 US Open Sailing Series (which debuted in this iteration in 2021 but builds off the success of popular Olympic Class Regattas (OCRs) prior to 2021). by US Sailing Team Posted 28 Jan 17:01 PST Bacardi Winter Series Event 2 day 2 Bacardi Winter Series Event 2 day 2 Wet and wild in Miami Blustery conditions on the second day of racing at Bacardi Winter Series Event 2, Saturday, January 28, upped the ante with 15-22 knots sweeping through the racetrack. by Luissa Smith Posted 28 Jan 16:05 PST J/121 eclipses Round Barbados Race J/121 eclipses Round Barbados Race The Mount Gay Round Barbados Race is about 60 miles "as the crow flies" The event is comprised of a few days of random leg racing around fixed buoys and drop marks along the south/ southeastern shores of the mountainous island. by J/Boats Posted 28 Jan 15:15 PST iQFOiL Lanzarote International Games overall iQFOiL Lanzarote International Games overall Pilar Lamadrid (ESP) and Pawel Tarnowski (POL) crowned champions The first major Olympic windsurfing event of the year which attracted with 150 participants from 35 countries, the Lanzarote iQFOil Games, came to an exciting conclusion today in the Canary Islands. by Media Lanzarote Sailing Center Posted 28 Jan 14:02 PST First training sessions for The Famous Project First training sessions for The Famous Project Selection trials for 100% female crew ahead of the Jules Verne Trophy From February 6 to 10, 2023 at the Mediterranean Training Centre (CEM) in La Grande-Motte, Alexia Barrier will gather four women sailors to start the selections for The Famous Project. by The Famous Project Posted 28 Jan 09:01 PST
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