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America's Cup: Defiant checks out of Pensacola America's Cup: Defiant checks out of Pensacola Defiant departed the American Magic's winter base at Pensacola on Wednesday Defiant, the groundbreaking AC75 racing yacht built for New York Yacht Club American Magic, departed the team's winter base at the Port of Pensacola late in the evening on Wednesday, May 27th, 2020 by Will Ricketson Posted 28 May 07:45 PDT Hans Evers on the 2020 Miami to Key Largo Race Hans Evers on the 2020 Miami to Key Largo Race A conversation with Hans Evers about the 2020 Miami to Key Largo Race I checked in with Hans Evers, race chair of the 2020 Miami to Key Largo Race, via email, to learn more about this exciting sailboat race. by David Schmidt Posted 27 May 08:00 PDT Yes I, am the Great Contender Yes I, am the Great Contender David Henshall gets excited in an overgrown field One boat that is not so much of a barn find, but a 'back of the field' feature, is a Contender, which has lain undisturbed for enough years for the brambles to claim it as one of their own. Yet this is a class that surely is worthy of a second look. by David Henshall Posted 28 May 10:00 PDT IMOCA fleet gradually moving again IMOCA fleet gradually moving again Sailors and their teams are now busy catching up on lost time Just over a fortnight after the lockdown ended, the sailors and their teams are now busy catching up on lost time. Many IMOCAs have been relaunched after their winter refits, which took longer than planned. by IMOCA Globe Series Posted 28 May 08:07 PDT smarttune Delivering Results smarttune Delivering Results Make your sails set the way your sail designer intended This is your season, your boat has the latest technology, new sails, and you have selected your crew. It's time to set the boat up and train to win. by Lou Johnson Posted 28 May 06:36 PDT Shooting the breeze with Glenn Ashby Shooting the breeze with Glenn Ashby Talking to Ronstan A-Cat sailors Stephen Brayshaw and Ben Moon Long-time Team Ronstan athlete and sailing legend Glenn Ashby talks to Ronstan A-Cat sailors Stephen Brayshaw and Ben Moon. Hear the latest Emirates Team New Zealand America's Cup news and in-depth technical details on Glenn's A-Cat setup. by Kylie Wilson Posted 28 May 01:46 PDT New horizons for Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race New horizons for Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race The Notice of Race for the 2020 race has been released The Notice of Race for the 2020 Rolex Sydney Hobart, the 76th Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, encouraging entrants in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia's famous blue-ribbon event, has been released. by Cruising Yacht Club of Australia Posted 28 May 00:36 PDT The time to focus on the Ocean is now The time to focus on the Ocean is now Leading voices come together for The Ocean Race Summits #2 Leading voices come together for The Ocean Race Summits #2 - online - to say the solutions are there for meaningful change. Now is the time to make it happen. by The Ocean Race Posted 28 May 00:35 PDT James Joseph Giltinan James Joseph Giltinan The man behind the name on the trophy Since January 1938, the JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship has been regarded as the world championship for all 18 Footer Racing and the names on the James J Giltinan Trophy include some of the greatest sailors in the world. by Frank Quealey Posted 27 May 22:16 PDT Team ROCKWOOL Racing to hit Danish waters Team ROCKWOOL Racing to hit Danish waters An action-packed summer of training, racing and record attempts ROCKWOOL announces a unique collaboration with the Denmark SailGP Team athletes, kicking off with an action-packed summer of training, racing and record attempts in preparation for SailGP Season 2 in April 2021. by Jonathan Turner Posted 27 May 06:34 PDT SailGP and Oracle Winning Calls content series SailGP and Oracle Winning Calls content series Exploring the league's innovative use of data during the world's fastest sail racing Series features virtual race-viewing events with SailGP athletes to explore the league's innovative use of data during the world's fastest sail racing. by Sacha Kemp Posted 27 May 03:23 PDT All-star Rolex Sydney Hobart Podcast released All-star Rolex Sydney Hobart Podcast released Cruising Yacht Club of Australia released a podcast on its annual blue-ribbon race The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, the Organising Authority behind the Rolex Sydney Hobart, has released a podcast on its annual blue-ribbon race. by Cruising Yacht Club of Australia Posted 26 May 22:57 PDT America's Cup economic benefits set to take a hit America's Cup economic benefits set to take a hit International visitors for Cup unlikely without closed border exception for superyachts and fans Thoughts of shifting the dates of the 36th America's Cup have been dismissed by Emirates Team New Zealand CEO, Grant Dalton. "There is no intention to move the dates", Dalton told Sail-World on Monday. by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz Posted 26 May 08:07 PDT At-home tips, tricks, hacks and entertainment At-home tips, tricks, hacks and entertainment Top Rooster Reads in May 2020 Thank You Bruce Kirby, A Tuck Splice in Rooster's ‘Zero Pro Finish Dyneema®, The Windward – Leeward Follow on, Ronstan Orbit Lashing Blocks and Attachment Methods, Re-Cycle Hack – Using an Old Topper Boom and more! by Rooster Posted 26 May 01:00 PDT America's Cup: Te Aihe returns to a changed world America's Cup: Te Aihe returns to a changed world Emirates Team New Zealand's AC75 arrives home in the dark after globe trotting for four months It is not so much a triumphant homecoming from Europe for the Emirates Team New Zealand AC75 ‘Te Aihe'- rather a low key but very welcome return in the dark hours of Tuesday morning after a global tour lasting four months by Emirates Team New Zealand Posted 25 May 19:50 PDT Entries are now open for the PIC Coastal Classic Entries are now open for the PIC Coastal Classic The 38th PIC Coastal Classic Yacht Race from Auckland to Russell in the Bay of Islands With 150 days to go, the New Zealand Multihull Yacht Club (NZMYC) are now taking entries for the 38th PIC Coastal Classic Yacht Race from Auckland to Russell in the Bay of Islands. Organizers are now accepting entries online. by Kristine Horne PIC Coastal Classic Posted 25 May 14:42 PDT Savouring being back out on the water Savouring being back out on the water But missing the karate sailing It seems I struck a chord when we published 'The great grass-roots revival?' a fortnight ago. Since then lockdown restrictions have been gradually eased in both Australia and England: we're allowed to go sailing! by Mark Jardine Posted 25 May 10:00 PDT Happy Hour with Stretch & Stirfry - Abby Ehler Happy Hour with Stretch & Stirfry - Abby Ehler The boys chat with the three time Volvo Ocean Race veteran This week we talk to Abby Ehler. Three time Volvo Ocean Race veteran, a truly respected race boat captain and the driving force behind The Magenta Project, a fabulous initiative that develops opportunities for women in performance sailing. by Stretch & Stir Fry Posted 25 May 00:00 PDT Adventures Weekly with John Bertrand AO Adventures Weekly with John Bertrand AO Chatting about the legendary Australia II win in his role as skipper What an amazing show with John Bertrand AO to chat about the legendary Australia II win in his role as skipper, the Olympics both in 1972 and then 1976 where he won bronze, his mentors, his teammates, his youth and the psychology of winning. by Nic Douglass Posted 24 May 11:17 PDT RORC Time Over Distance - Sam Davies RORC Time Over Distance - Sam Davies Skipper of Team SCA in the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race Sam Davies' first big adventure was as part of Tracy Edwards crew for the 1998 Jules Verne Record attempt. Ahead of the record, the catamaran Royal Sun Alliance was dismasted in the Southern Ocean. by RORC Posted 24 May 06:26 PDT Planet Sail - Brest Atlantiques: The Full Story Planet Sail - Brest Atlantiques: The Full Story Four 100ft trimarans sailed by just two crew each around a 14,000mile figure of eight course Four 100ft trimarans sailed by just two crew each around a 14,000mile figure of eight course in the North and South Atlantic Oceans. Each boat regularly cruised at over 30 knots and hit top speeds well in excess of 40 knots. by Matt Sheahan Posted 24 May 05:45 PDT 13th annual Dark'n'Stormy recap 13th annual Dark'n'Stormy recap A wild ride, with nautical trivia It was a wild ride, with nautical trivia, human bingo, fantastic raffle prizes, and a tutorial from an 8th-generation Gosling rum runner. by Hudson River Community Sailing Posted 24 May 05:11 PDT The Rooster Passage Collection The Rooster Passage Collection Shake up your perception for your next coastal/offshore kit Shake up your perception for your next coastal/offshore kit and try something from Rooster. Every feature carefully constructed tested and re-examined. Made from 3-layer material with durable fully taped seams for maximum water and spray protection. by Rooster Posted 24 May 04:00 PDT 2020 GKA Event Calendar 2020 GKA Event Calendar Returning to the water safely and with mindfulness The coronavirus pandemic has made travel arrangements and sporting events uncertain ground so far in 2020 but we'd like to congratulate kitesufers worldwide for their handling of the situation. by Kate Chandler Posted 23 May 22:36 PDT Captain Islands Challenge on Long Island Sound Captain Islands Challenge on Long Island Sound Offering the opportunity to sail with a purpose Over the years, racing on Long Island Sound has been very popular in western Connecticut. The competition is typically casual, particularly mid-week evening racing. by J/Boats Posted 23 May 13:14 PDT Transpac Tahiti Race on Virtual Regatta Transpac Tahiti Race on Virtual Regatta The dream of sailing to the South Seas will have to wait After having attracted a near-record turnout for the 2020 edition of the Transpacific YC's Transpac Tahiti Race, organizers had to finally succomb to pandemic restrictions and postpone this year's race to the future. by Transpacific Yacht Club Posted 23 May 11:24 PDT The Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 Official Film The Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 Official Film The race starts from the first time in Alicante with 37,000 miles of hard-fought racing The 2008-09 Volvo Ocean Race was won by Torben Grael and Ericsson 4 after 37,000 miles of hard-fought racing. Starting for the first time in Alicante, the new home of the race and finishing in Saint Petersburg, Russia. by The Ocean Race Posted 23 May 08:42 PDT IM24CA postpones the Championship schedule IM24CA postpones the Championship schedule The schedule for 2021 will move to 2022 and so on The World Council of the International Melges 24 Class Association (IM24CA), which consists of the National Class Association chairs and the IM24CA Executive Committee, voted to move the schedule of the title championship events out one year. by IM24CA Posted 23 May 06:09 PDT LIVE Navigation and Expedition Workshop LIVE Navigation and Expedition Workshop Tomorrow at 1pm ET on Saturday Join us tomorrow at 1pm ET for a live workshop with Suzy Leech how to set up Expedition, the industry standard software for navigation. by Oakcliff Sailing Posted 23 May 06:00 PDT Good Fun Sailing Challenge Good Fun Sailing Challenge No racing? No problem The 2020 Annapolis sailing season has started unlike any other, and despite the recent easing of Maryland's recreational boating restrictions to limit the COVID-19 spread, there are still limitations on organized racing. by J/Boats Posted 23 May 05:48 PDT America's Cup: Challenger entry plan outlined America's Cup: Challenger entry plan outlined NZ's Director-General of Health outlines a likely entry protocol for America' Cup teams NZ's Director-General of Health has outlined a likely protocol that could be used for athletes wishing to enter New Zealand - bridging the moat around Fortress New Zealand for America's Cup Challengers. by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World NZ Posted 22 May 20:15 PDT Melges IC37 Class Webinar Event 2 Melges IC37 Class Webinar Event 2 Virtual session will cover takedowns, leeward mark roundings, and tactics This complimentary live event will be moderated by Fisher and feature special guests, Charlie Smythe, David Dempsey, and Max Hutcheson from the Winter Series Champion, Pacific Yankee. by Melges Performance Sailboats Posted 22 May 13:08 PDT Sail-World NZ news : May 19 - The Week that Was Sail-World NZ news : May 19 - The Week that Was Sail-World NZ - May 19: NZL32's win...AC75's reach skywards...Saffier Yachts in NZ Read the Sail-World NZ latest newsletter and editorial for May 19: covering NZL32's win...why AC75's reach skywards...Saffier Yachts arrive in NZ and the top 50 stories of the past 10 days by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz Posted 22 May 06:31 PDT B&G to partner with Team Malizia's Boris Herrmann B&G to partner with Team Malizia's Boris Herrmann Collaborating to promote innovation and sustainability around the world B&G, the world's leading sailing navigation and instrument specialist, are pleased to announce their partnership with Team Malizia and Boris Herrmann. by Gemma Davies Posted 22 May 00:30 PDT Steinlager 2's Whitbread win recalled 30 years on Steinlager 2's Whitbread win recalled 30 years on On May 22, 1990, Peter Blake and the crew of Steinlager 2 won their sixth leg trophy in the WRTWR On May 22, 1990, Peter Blake and the crew of Steinlager 2 crossed the finish line of the 1989/90 Whitbread Round the World Race, to win the sixth leg from Fort Lauderdale to Southampton. Here's some memories of the day. by Various authors, compiled by Sail-World.com/nz Posted 21 May 19:49 PDT COVID-19 forces cancellation of ORC/IRC Worlds COVID-19 forces cancellation of ORC/IRC Worlds The impact of the coronavirus has been felt throughout the sporting world Despite a strong entry list from the United States and abroad, and the exhaustive efforts of the New York Yacht Club along with the governing bodies for the ORC and IRC rating rules, the decision has been made to cancel the 2020 ORC/IRC World Championship by ORC Media Posted 21 May 17:30 PDT Andy Burdick on Melges' 75th anniversary Andy Burdick on Melges' 75th anniversary Andy Burdick on Melges Performance Sailboats' 75th anniversary I checked in with Andy Burdick, president of Melges Performance Sailboats, via email, to learn more the company's proud boatbuilding history. by David Schmidt Posted 21 May 08:00 PDT BoatUS/NWSA Leadership in Women's Sailing Award BoatUS/NWSA Leadership in Women's Sailing Award Margaret Pommert has been called 'a force of nature' for her enthusiasm and effectiveness Margaret Pommert of Seattle, Washington, has been named recipient of the 2020 BoatUS/National Women's Sailing Association (NWSA) Leadership in Women's Sailing Award. by Scott Croft Posted 21 May 07:01 PDT Handicapping the Bayview Mackinac Race Handicapping the Bayview Mackinac Race Standardized data, more competitive racing The Bayview Mackinac Race is an institution in the region, ranking as a pilgrimage for racing sailors, many of whom are proud members of the Old Goats Society, a distinction reserved for sailors who have completed the race 25 times or more. by John Burnham Posted 21 May 06:51 PDT A sure-footed grip with Zhik's low-cut boots A sure-footed grip with Zhik's low-cut boots Essential for safety as we get back to boating and watersports Zhik's lightweight Low Cut Ankle Boots are designed for when you need high agility, great grip and a responsive feel through your feet on board your dinghy or paddleboard. by Liz Rushall Posted 21 May 04:00 PDT
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