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An interview with Bill Canfield on the 2019 STIR An interview with Bill Canfield on the 2019 STIR An interview with Bill Canfield about the 2019 St. Thomas International Regatta I checked in with Bill Canfield, regatta director of the St. Thomas International Regatta (March 22-24), via email, to learn more about this classic warm-water, bright-sun regatta. by David Schmidt Posted 19 Mar 08:00 PDT World Match Racing Tour extends 2018 season World Match Racing Tour extends 2018 season Revised 2018-2019 WMRT Final will take place in Marstrand, Sweden The World Match Racing Tour, under new ownership since 1 January, has announced an extension to the 2018 season in order to complete the World Championship following its sale by Aston Harald in December. by World Match Racing Tour Posted 20 Mar 23:07 PDT Rolex Fastnet Race's complete pantheon race boats Rolex Fastnet Race's complete pantheon race boats 2019 will see an unprecedented entry of 'non-IRC' boats The most impressive collection of offshore racing hardware from across the globe is set to gather off Cowes for the start of the Rolex Fastnet Race by James Boyd Posted 20 Mar 22:57 PDT Reflections of Olympic and America's Cup Women Reflections of Olympic and America's Cup Women four women, all born in 1994, tell their stories about the different directions they took in sailing Gemma Jones: "How you go at a certain age isn't a good representation of what you can go on to achieve. Often size at a particular age can be a big factor in results and it's not fair to make judgements until you mature and really start to work hard." by Michael Brown, Yachting NZ Posted 20 Mar 18:06 PDT World Youth Champ steps up to Olympic level World Youth Champ steps up to Olympic level Josh Armit (17yrs) writes about his transition from the youth classes to Olympic classes Current World Youth Single-handed champion Josh Armit (17yrs) writes about his transition from the youth classes to Olympic classes and the challenge of juggling that process with school. by Josh Armit/Yachting NZ Posted 20 Mar 17:59 PDT Six RS21s line up at the San Diego NOOD Regatta Six RS21s line up at the San Diego NOOD Regatta The six RS21s, now named the '6 pack', battled it out Sail22 unloaded the six boats from a 40ft container and set to work rigging the charter fleet. On Thursday afternoon, six teams arrived and received a briefing on the new one design fleet before beginning a training session on the water. by Vikki Payne, RS Sailing Posted 20 Mar 07:00 PDT St. Maarten Heineken Regatta raises over $40,000 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta raises over $40,000 For local foundations with Motorworld Car Raffle Organizers of the St Maarten Heineken Regatta are pleased to announce a total of $41,900 was raised during the event for local foundations. The raffle was used to drive the event's "Green" initiatives benefiting sustainability efforts for the island. by St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Posted 20 Mar 06:42 PDT New women's class in the Copa del Rey MAPFRE New women's class in the Copa del Rey MAPFRE For the very first time in history the Copa del Rey MAPFRE will have an all-female winning team Following the recent announcement of the new classification system, a new Women's Class will also be added to the 38th edition, with the aim of reinforcing female participation in the sport of sailing by Alejandro Varela Posted 20 Mar 04:38 PDT Olympics 2024: Singlehander Trials conclude Olympics 2024: Singlehander Trials conclude Kontides wins 2024 Olympic single-hander equipment trials in Valencia Grand finale for the Olympic Trials in Valencia. The fourth and final day of testing at sea has reserved by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz Posted 19 Mar 21:13 PDT Les Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille preview Les Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille preview The final stretch for the crews and organizers of the 10th edition The regatta plans to welcome the famous American racer Terry Hutchinson and the formidable British sailor Pete Cumming, who will be up against quite a few stars from French yachting like Roland Jourdain and Jean-Pierre Dick. by Laura Muma Posted 19 Mar 11:44 PDT Time starts drawing thin for Cup teams Time starts drawing thin for Cup teams While 2021 might still seem like a long way off... While the sailing world has been distracted by Caribbean regattas and the unsavory revelation that Stanford University's former sailing coach has pleaded guilty to racketeering and conspiracy charges, the 36th America's Cup is quietly hoving into view. by David Schmidt Posted 19 Mar 11:00 PDT New Mount Gay Race Day at BVI Spring Regatta New Mount Gay Race Day at BVI Spring Regatta One of the original sponsors of the event Mount Gay Rum was one of the original sponsors of the BVI Spring Regatta (BVISR) having first partnered with the popular Caribbean regatta in 1972 through its distributor, Road Town Wholesale. by Event Media Posted 19 Mar 08:19 PDT All purpose G1 Sailing Gloves from Zhik All purpose G1 Sailing Gloves from Zhik The latest addition to Zhik's growing range of performance sailing gloves The latest addition to Zhik's growing range of performance sailing gloves. Zhik's G1 Gloves are intended for the sailing enthusiast, warm weather and general protection. by Liz Rushall Posted 19 Mar 07:00 PDT LBYC Ficker Cup:Gateway to greatness LBYC Ficker Cup:Gateway to greatness Gateway to greatness If the Congressional Cup is the gateway to the America's Cup, the Ficker Cup is the gateway to the Congressional Cup. by Betsy Crowfoot Posted 19 Mar 06:29 PDT Interview with Team Allen's Laura Marimon Interview with Team Allen's Laura Marimon We speak to the Chris Rashley's Nacra 17 crew at the RYA Dinghy Show 2019 Mark Jardine, Managing Editor of YachtsandYachting.com and Sail-World.com, talks to Team Allen's Nacra 17 crew Laura Marimon at the RYA Dinghy Show 2019. by Mark Jardine Posted 19 Mar 05:00 PDT Spinlock becomes Clipper Race lifejacket supplier Spinlock becomes Clipper Race lifejacket supplier Spinlock will be kitting out each of the eleven Clipper Race crews The Clipper Race is pleased to reveal Spinlock as its new Official Lifejacket Supplier for the next two editions, 2019-20 and 2021-22, of the biennial round the world yacht race. by Grace Kitching Posted 19 Mar 02:00 PDT America's Cup: NYYC team dry lapping in Florida America's Cup: NYYC team dry lapping in Florida American Magic confirmed this week that it is sailing “dry laps” at its winter base in Florida Top America's Cup correspondent, Bernie Wilson spoke with NYYC American Magic skipper and CEO, Terry Hutchinson to get an update on the team's progress at their Florida winter base. by Bernie Wilson/APNews Posted 18 Mar 17:39 PDT 2019 Long Beach Congressional Cup 2019 Long Beach Congressional Cup Watch top-notch race action free Imagine 50 yard line seats at the Superbowl. Floor seats at an NBA Championship, or behind the dugout at the World Series! by Betsy Crowfoot Posted 18 Mar 09:12 PDT New Pivoting Mast Step from Allen New Pivoting Mast Step from Allen Designed for dinghies or small keelboats that have easily adjustable rigging whilst sailing The pivoting mast step is designed for dinghies or small keelboats that have easily adjustable rigging whilst sailing. By allowing the mast heel to pivot it reduces loading points in the deck of the boat and spreads the forces more evenly. by Allen Brothers Posted 18 Mar 07:00 PDT Golden Globe Race day 260 Golden Globe Race day 260 Kopar was making 5.1knots, having managed to cover 120 miles Day 260: At 04:00 UTC today, American/Hungarian Istvan Kopar and his Tradewind 35 yacht Puffin was within 250 miles of the finish line and expected to reach Les Sables d'Olonne around 09:00 UTC on Thursday 21st March. by Barry Pickthall, Golden Globe Race Posted 18 Mar 02:54 PDT Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta San Diego overall Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta San Diego overall Rose's Rosebud emerges as J/70 winner and San Diego NOOD Challenger The third and final day of the 2019 Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta San Diego showcased plenty of tight racing across 12 one-design fleets. The regatta's Ocean Course was set south of Point Loma and the two Bay Courses were set on South San Diego Bay. by Tony Veneziano Posted 17 Mar 21:57 PDT J/22 Midwinter Championship overall J/22 Midwinter Championship overall Mike Marshall's Bad News seizes the title Three J/22 World Champions joined forces at the J/22 Midwinter Championship this year, and they didn't need much luck of the Irish on St. Patrick's Day to take home the title. by Julie & Christopher Howell Posted 17 Mar 17:41 PDT Left Languishing Left Languishing Trophies, are somewhat different from boats. They don't tend to deteriorate quite so badly Trophies are somewhat different from boats. They don't tend to deteriorate quite so badly when they get left alone for ages. Case in point, the Sayonara Cup. It has had several periods in its life when it has been left to its own devices. by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS Posted 17 Mar 16:00 PDT Cruise to Marco Island Seafood & Music Festival Cruise to Marco Island Seafood & Music Festival Fresh seafood, sunshine and some of Florida's best fishing digs? Fresh seafood, sunshine and some of the country's best fishing digs? Count us in! The Marco Island Seafood and Music Festival is an exciting (and delicious) way to kick off the spring season. by Robalo Boats Posted 17 Mar 09:22 PDT J/120 Nationals set for Edgewater Yacht Club J/120 Nationals set for Edgewater Yacht Club Sailing on Lake Erie during Cleveland Race Week 2019 For those needing a tune-up and a great kick-off to the season, head to Bayview Yacht Club for the Bayview One-Design Weekend, and then travel to Toledo Yacht Club for the ever-popular Mills Race and then head to Cleveland for the J/120 Nationals. by J/Boats Posted 17 Mar 09:11 PDT Important announcement for Pan Am Games Important announcement for Pan Am Games US Sailing is announcing an important requirement for sailors Eligible sailors hoping to compete at the PAGs are required to be included on the "delegate list" sent to the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) by US Sailing. by US Sailing Posted 17 Mar 06:52 PDT 50 days to 50 knots 50 days to 50 knots The countdown to San Francisco SailGP starts now In just under 50 days, SailGP will debut on U.S. waters, expecting to break sailing's elusive 50-knot barrier (60 mph) when its six supercharged F50s take flight on San Francisco Bay. by SailGP Posted 17 Mar 06:12 PDT 18ft Skiff Queen of the Harbour 2019 18ft Skiff Queen of the Harbour 2019 Corinne Feldman crowned in traditional Sydney skiff season closer Corinne Feldman today became the 2019 18ft Skiff Queen of Sydney Harbour when she teamed with Jack Sprague, Tim Narborough and her son, Josh Feldman on Dal Zotto to win the Australian 18 Footers League's time-honoured Queen of the Harbour race. by Frank Quealey Posted 17 Mar 00:37 PDT Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta San Diego day 2 Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta San Diego day 2 Competition ramps up on the San Diego NOOD's second day Racing continued on the second day of the 2019 Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta San Diego (March 15-17). With the addition of one-design keelboat fleets on the ocean course, there was plenty of action in the waters off San Diego. by Tony Veneziano Posted 16 Mar 21:47 PDT J/22 Midwinter Championship day 2 J/22 Midwinter Championship day 2 Good news for Mike Marshall on the middle day at Fort Walton A shifty weather pattern following a cold front challenged the 30 J/22s on the middle day of the J/22 Midwinter Championship at Fort Walton Yacht Club in Fort Walton Beach, FL. by Julie & Christopher Howell Posted 16 Mar 17:36 PDT Melges 14 at Olympic One Person Dinghy Sea Trials Melges 14 at Olympic One Person Dinghy Sea Trials Melges' Eddie Cox was on the ground in Valencia Melges' Eddie Cox was on the ground at the Sea Trials for the selection of Equipment for the Paris 2024 Olympic Sailing Competition Men's and Women's One Person Dinghy Events which took place between 11th and 14th March in Valencia. by Sail-World.com Posted 16 Mar 13:14 PDT Sevenstar partners with the Transpac 50 Race Sevenstar partners with the Transpac 50 Race One of the oldest and most prestigious ocean races in the world The Transpacific Yacht Race from Los Angeles to Hawaii is one of the oldest and most prestigious ocean races in the world, first raced in 1906 and held biennially nearly every year since. Besides the long length, downwind tradewinds sailing by Transpacific Yacht Club Posted 16 Mar 09:44 PDT Bacardi J/70 Winter Series gets Catapult'ed Bacardi J/70 Winter Series gets Catapult'ed 37 J/70 teams from ten nations sailed the third and final event A stellar fleet was assembled for the event, following on the previous week's J/70 Midwinter Championship that was hosted in the same venue. by J/Boats Posted 16 Mar 09:33 PDT New sponsors, courses, classes and old traditions New sponsors, courses, classes and old traditions For 2019 Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta We are delighted to welcome aboard our team our new main sponsor LOCMAN, the prestigious watch company from the island of Elba, Italy. We also welcome another new sponsor, the Norwegian company Brova Idea, currently involved in an Antiguan hotel by Ginny Field Posted 16 Mar 07:41 PDT Ambassadors chosen to represent the city of Zhuhai Ambassadors chosen to represent the city of Zhuhai 18 brave adventurers chosen after a tough three day selection process The candidates, who went through a tough three day selection process, hosted by the Zhuhai Jiuzhou Holdings Group and a delegation from the Clipper Race, will become Zhuhai Ambassadors in the upcoming edition. by Kathryn Pridie Posted 16 Mar 05:00 PDT North Sails Weekly Debrief North Sails Weekly Debrief North Sails at Newport Shipyard, Star R&D, The Ocean Race, M32: Get Onboard This new sales office headed up by Superyacht Sales Expert Mike Toppa is located in the heart of the vibrant Newport Shipyard. by North Sails Posted 16 Mar 05:00 PDT IYRS Career Day offers job opportunities IYRS Career Day offers job opportunities 14th annual event in Newport, R.I. IYRS School of Technology and Trades in Newport, R.I. will hold its 14th annual IYRS Career Day, a free-to-attend national job fair and networking event, on Saturday, March 23 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sponsored by IYRS, Rhode Island Marine Trades Association by Barby MacGowan Posted 16 Mar 02:36 PDT Evaluation Trials Footnote from RS Sailing Evaluation Trials Footnote from RS Sailing World Sailing Olympic One Person Dinghy Sea Trials close in Valencia The Evaluation Team asked the manufacturers and Classes taking part not to release reports during the trials in order to avoid biased views influencing the panel. The RS Aero team complied with that request... by RS Sailing Posted 16 Mar 00:00 PDT Sunshine and sailing in Rio de Janeiro Sunshine and sailing in Rio de Janeiro Alex Thomson and the HUGO BOSS yacht together in Brazil Following a 12 day long delivery from Antigua – where HUGO BOSS was berthed over the Christmas and New Year period – the crew arrived in Rio to a warm reception from Brazilian fans. by Alex Thomson Racing Posted 15 Mar 23:40 PDT Challenger of Record reiterates challenger support Challenger of Record reiterates challenger support Following the press release sent out by the Defender on 15th March Following the press release sent out by the Defender in the early hours of 15 March, regarding most recent decision of the Arbitration Panel, the Challenger of Record wishes to clarify that New York Yacht Club was within their right to pursue their case by America's Cup Media Posted 15 Mar 23:34 PDT
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