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Spinlock Sail-Sense wins DAME Award at METS Spinlock Sail-Sense wins DAME Award at METSVoted best design in the marine electronics categorySpinlock is pleased to announce that its new app-driven sail monitoring and management tool 'Sail-Sense' has won a DAME Award for marine electronics at the METSTRADE show in Amsterdam.by Spinlock Posted 15 Nov 09:00 PST National Sailing Hall of Fame inductees National Sailing Hall of Fame inducteesSix of sailing's significant contributorsThe Induction Weekend has evolved into an annual reunion of the sailing fraternity and the LYC clubhouse was overflowing with former crews of the maxi yachts Boomerang and Matador, each owned by an Inducteeby Jan Harley Posted 15 Nov 06:30 PST All set at the 11th St. Barth Cata Cup All set at the 11th St. Barth Cata Cup51 crews representing the 11 nations are ready to set sailA challenge that promises to be especially vigorous, with winds coming from the east at 20 to 25 knots—at least for the first two days of the competition.by St. Barth Cata Cup Press Posted 15 Nov 04:20 PST Clipper Ventures leads new era of sailing in China Clipper Ventures leads new era of sailing in ChinaChinese sailing industry is evolving in an exciting wayClipper Ventures, the British organiser of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, co-founded by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and William Ward OBE, today announced the biggest expansion in its 23-year history, with the opening of a new Chinese-based division.by Kathryn Pridie Posted 15 Nov 04:00 PST Martinique Flying Regatta arrives in the Caribbean Martinique Flying Regatta arrives in the CaribbeanWhat better formula could there be for a modern sailing regatta?It has touched every aspect from the giant Ultime trimarans and IMOCA 60s competing in the Route du Rhum, to the America's Cup catamarans and monohulls to the Nacra 17 catamarans raced in the Olympic Games.by Sailing Intelligence Posted 15 Nov 02:10 PST Mele's offshore evolution at Transatlantic Race Mele's offshore evolution at Transatlantic RaceInterview with Joe Mele, owner of Triple LindyFor Joe Mele, a 55-year-old retired doctor of internal medicine in New York City and fantastical stunt diver, ocean racing is about more than the competition.by Stuart Streuli Posted 15 Nov 02:02 PST Zhik launch new offshore ZK Seaboot 900 Zhik launch new offshore ZK Seaboot 900As a result of Volvo Ocean Race successThe new ZK Seaboot 900 is a product created as direct result of Zhik's partnership with team AkzoNobel and the Dongfeng Race Team, overall winners of the recent Volvo Ocean Race.by Liz Rushall Posted 15 Nov 01:00 PST Plymouth to host 2019 Rolex Fastnet Race finish Plymouth to host 2019 Rolex Fastnet Race finishCity has marked the end of the biennial yacht race finish since its inception in 1925Plymouth City Council and the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) have confirmed that Plymouth will host the finish of the 2019 Rolex Fastnet Race.by Trish Jenkins Posted 15 Nov 00:15 PST British Olympic champion at SSL Finals 2018 British Olympic champion at SSL Finals 2018British Olympic champion at SSL Finals 2018Making his debut at last in the Star Sailors League Finals in Nassau, is one of the most famous names from the final era of the Olympic keelboat. Following his Finn gold in Sydney in 2000, Britain's Iain Percy was Olympic champion in the Star at Beijingby Star Sailors League Posted 14 Nov 22:10 PST Three boats going into RC44 Cascais finale Three boats going into RC44 Cascais finaleThree boats going into RC44 Cascais finaleTraditionally the RC44 Championship goes to the wire in the final event of the season. Last year's championship concluded in Lanzarote with three boats tied on points, the podium for the season decided on discardsby RC44 Class Association Posted 14 Nov 16:50 PST Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe day 11 Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe day 11With IMOCA analysis by Alain GautierPaul Meilhat, Vincent Riou and Yann Eliès are fighting it out to make it to the podium, while aiming to be ready to pounce should the British leader show the slightest weakness.by IMOCA Globe Series Posted 14 Nov 11:59 PST Robin Clegg on microplastics and the VOR Robin Clegg on microplastics and the VORAn interview with Robin Clegg about microplastics and the Volvo Ocean Race's Sustainability ProgramI checked in with Robin Clegg, who handles sustainability communications for the Volvo Ocean Race, via email, to find out more about microplastics, the VOR's Sustainability Program, and the results that this forward-leaning program delivered.by David Schmidt Posted 14 Nov 08:00 PST Legacy of an Olympic Legend Legacy of an Olympic LegendThe greatest sailing story in Olympics history?After Tokyo 2020, the Finn will have provided 68 years of Olympic competition. Originally designed in 1949, its contribution and influence over seven decades is both astonishing and significant.by Robert Deaves Posted 14 Nov 05:50 PST Has France been handed a 2024 Gold Medal? Has France been handed a 2024 Gold Medal?"Australia, New Zealand, the United States, almost all of Asia" backed offshore keelboatIn an interview with a French sailing website, the President of Fédération Française de Voile, has revealed how a five-member team from FFVoile were able to have a Mixed Offshore event included in the 2024 Olympic Events in Marseille. by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz Posted 14 Nov 04:53 PST Aloha Classic closing ceremonies Aloha Classic closing ceremoniesTour Director Sam Bittner Wilson officially passes the IWT torch overThe awards night for the International Windsurfing Tour each year is always a very special event on the windsurfing calendar, but this year it was particularly special.by International Windsurfing Tour Posted 14 Nov 04:18 PST DAME Awards special mention for Scanstrut DAME Awards special mention for ScanstrutWe speak to Grant Fox about Scanstrut's new productsAt the METS 2018 marine trade fair we spoke to Grant Fox, Marketing Manager at Scanstrut, who were nominated at this year's show for a DAME award, and received a special mention in the design category for their wireless charging products. by Mark Jardine Posted 14 Nov 04:00 PST Arkema capsizes on the Route du Rhum Arkema capsizes on the Route du RhumLalou Roucayrol is safe and well inside his boatFrench skipper Lalou Roucayrol has capsized on his Multi50 Arkema at around 0630hrs UTC/0730 CET this morning while racing in fourth place in the Route du Rhum-Destination Gaudeloupe approximately 1000 miles east of Guadeloupe.by Route du Rhum Posted 14 Nov 00:57 PST Get expert advice for your forecast location Get expert advice for your forecast locationPredictwind announces text based weather forecasts for your locationThe PredictWind meteorological and development team has been working hard to make a concise and easy to understand the interpretation of their world-leading forecast models.by Predictwind Posted 13 Nov 17:18 PST Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe day 10 Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe day 10Alex Thomson continues to extend his lead in the trade windsNow less than 1000 miles from the finish in Pointe-à-Pitre, the British skipper seems well placed, even if Paul Meilhat, Vincent Riou and Yann Eliès will remain a threat until the end, while Boris Herrmann is also lying in wait.by Route du Rhum Posted 13 Nov 14:00 PST New Zhik ECO Wetsuits achieve Special Mention New Zhik ECO Wetsuits achieve Special MentionDame Awards recognise Zhik's innovations for third year in a rowThe new Zhik ECO Wetsuit received a Special Mention today at the METS DAME awards, recognising Zhik's innovations in technical sailing apparel for the third year in a row. by Liz Rushall Posted 13 Nov 11:07 PST Golden Globe Race day 135 Golden Globe Race day 135Mark Slats has closed the gap on the leader by 500 miles this weekJean-Luc Van Den Heede may have to earn his passage around Cape Horn. The embattled French leader nursing a damaged mast after the yacht was pitchpoled in a storm a week ago, has the prospect of having another Southern Ocean buster.by Barry Pickthall, Golden Globe Race Posted 13 Nov 10:56 PST Interview with Steve Cockerill and Kate Sargent Interview with Steve Cockerill and Kate SargentRooster Sailing win DAME award for the Rooster ExofleeceWe talked to Steve Cockerill and Kate Sargent at the METS marine trade fair in Amsterdam, where Rooster Sailing have just won a DAME award in the clothing category for the Rooster Exofleece.by Mark Jardine Posted 13 Nov 07:00 PST Phil Robertson to skipper China SailGP Phil Robertson to skipper China SailGPSailGP today unveiled the fifth team in its new global racing league – the China SailGP TeamSailGP today unveiled the fifth team in its new global racing league – the China SailGP Team – with a bold ambition to drive the growth of high-performance sailing in China. The China SailGP Team takes to the water in February 2019by SailGP Posted 12 Nov 23:55 PST 18ft Skiff Spring Champs - Races 5 and 6 18ft Skiff Spring Champs - Races 5 and 6Spring Championship 2018 Race 5 and 6 - Chris Webb Memorial Trophy - 3 BuoysThere were two races sailed on Sunday in the Spring Championship for the Chris Webb Memorial Trophy. Sailing in 13-16kts ENE both races were dominated by end to end winners - Asko in Race 5 and Finport Finance in Race 6.by Sail-World.com/nz Posted 12 Nov 23:31 PST Wins and news from Doyle Sails Wins and news from Doyle SailsA recap of recent wins and news from Doyle Sails InternationalDoyle Sails have continued their winning way - check out the results from Bermuda, USA and Australia, plus an update from Alex Thomson who is leading by over 100nm in the IMOCA60 class. There's a look at a modern Classic just launched by Royal Huisman.by Doyle Sails Posted 12 Nov 12:25 PST 49th Star Class South American Championship 49th Star Class South American ChampionshipRobert Scheidt and Arthur Lopes win in RioRobert Scheidt and Arthur Lopes (BRA) are the 2018 South American champions of the Star class. The two-time Olympic champion won the first race on Sunday, last day of the event, at the Yacht Club in Rio de Janeiro, and finished second in the last.by Rachele Vitello Posted 12 Nov 11:23 PST Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe day 9 Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe day 9François Gabart says he's happy with his second-placed finishAt the moment, François Gabart says he's happy with his finish at Pointe-à-Pitre and to have been able to battle to the end, even though Francis Joyon stole the victory by taking the lead at the finishing line, just seven minutes ahead of him.by Route du Rhum Posted 12 Nov 10:51 PST Emirates Team NZ are first team in Cup Village Emirates Team NZ are first team in Cup VillageLong the Cinderella of America's Cup teams, Emirates Team NZ have now made it to the glass palaceAfter years of being cooped up in a grimy, gritty base, America's Cup victors Emirates Team New Zealand finally have a sparkling new home on Auckland's waterfront. Suzanne McFadden takes a look insideby Suzanne McFadden Posted 12 Nov 10:14 PST Joyon sets course record in the Route du Rhum Joyon sets course record in the Route du RhumJoyon sets course record in the Route du Rhum–Destination GuadeloupeFrance's Francis Joyon (62), sailing aboard IDEC Sport, crossed the Route du Rhum–Destination Guadeloupe's finishing line seven minutes and eight seconds ahead of Francois Gabart (FRA; 35), to set a new course record.by David Schmidt Posted 12 Nov 09:00 PST Optimist Asian/Oceanian Championship practice day Optimist Asian/Oceanian Championship practice dayTeams arrive in MyanmarYesterday marked the opening day of the 2018 Optimist Asian and Oceanian Championship, hosted by the Ngwe Saung Yacht Club and Resort with the support of the Myanmar Yachting Federation.by Fiona Kidd Posted 12 Nov 06:58 PST Joyon snatches record-setting victory Joyon snatches record-setting victoryIn thrilling finale to Route du Rhum-Destination GuadeloupeIn the closest finish since it was first staged in 1978, the French ocean racing veteran Francis Joyon won the 40th anniversary Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe solo transatlantic race from Saint Malo to Pointe-À-Pitre early this morning.by Route du Rhum Posted 11 Nov 22:56 PST 2018 Melges 40 Grand Prix season concludes 2018 Melges 40 Grand Prix season concludesStig, Sikon and Inga on the podiumThe Lanzarote edition of the Melges 40 Grand Prix season has officially come to a close, as the tenth race has been run and the results are finalized for the 2018 ranking.by Melges 40 Class Posted 11 Nov 21:44 PST Minutes separate winners in Route du Rhum finish Minutes separate winners in Route du Rhum finishTwo lead boats Francis Joyon and François Gabart finish just over 7 minutes apartAfter a hard sail in the opening stanza of the Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe, the two lead boats Francis Joyon on IDEC Sport and François Gabart aboard Macif finished just over seven minutes apart after a thrilling finish at night in Guadeloupeby Sail-World.com/nz Posted 11 Nov 20:07 PST Red Bull Foiling Generation World Final Red Bull Foiling Generation World FinalNew Zealand victorious in MiamiAfter a year of qualifying races held all over the world, Isaac McHardie and William McKenzie from New Zealand emerged as the victors of the Red Bull Foiling Generation World Final. They've put themselves on the map as future stars in the sport.by Dan Palumbo Posted 11 Nov 16:08 PST Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe day 8 Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe day 8A foil and a rudder missing on the MACIF Trimaran"François never gives in," says Thomas Normand of the technical team. "The loss of the foil did not cause sufficient damage to force him to retire. Naturally, these hitches have had an impact on performance, but she is still fighting for a win."by Route du Rhum Posted 11 Nov 15:31 PST 12 Metre World Championship set for Newport 12 Metre World Championship set for NewportA sailing spectacle like no otherWith a little over eight months to go, Ida Lewis Yacht Club, the International Twelve Metre Association (ITMA) America's Fleet and the 12 Metre Yacht Club are gearing up for the largest-ever gathering of historic 12 Metre yachts in the U.S.by Barby MacGowan Posted 11 Nov 13:53 PST Oldest tale of them all Oldest tale of them allIn order to finish first, first you have to finishIn order to finish first, first you have to finish. Certainly felt for the Golden Globe Race leader, Jean-Luc Van Den Heede this week. He has so much daylight between he and second place, Mark Slats, that they are often up to two weather systems apart.by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS Posted 11 Nov 13:00 PST Harvest Moon Regatta in Texas Harvest Moon Regatta in Texas119 boats return to the usual finish line in Port AransasHundreds of racers look forward to this event each fall. No matter their sailing skill-levels, novice to expert, the "Harvest Moon" is a fun offshore race that ends with a fabulous outdoor party with plenty of refreshments, and live entertainment.by J/Boats Posted 11 Nov 02:23 PST Beautiful start for Hot Rum Series Beautiful start for Hot Rum SeriesA fleet of 136 boats is participatingThe race is a simple "pursuit style" event, where the slowest boats start first and the fastest boats start last; whomever crossed the finish line first boat-for-boat is declared the winner.by J/Boats Posted 11 Nov 01:24 PST Melges 40 Grand Prix at Lanzarote overall Melges 40 Grand Prix at Lanzarote overallRombelli conquers at the helm of StigCongratulations are in full order for 2018 Melges 40 Lanzarote Grand Prix Champion Alessandro Rombelli at the helm of Stig. Racing alongside was tactician Francesco Bruni, with crew members.by Melges 40 Class Posted 10 Nov 21:36 PST
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