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Stars+Stripes joins NYYC for America's Cup 37 Stars+Stripes joins NYYC for America's Cup 37 Stars+Stripes does deal with New York Yacht Club for 37th America's Cup The New York Yacht Club has taken an initial, but significant, step toward establishing a sustainable franchise that can both win the 37th America's Cup and provide a road map for the Club's future involvement and for how international sport's oldest comp by Stuart Streuli, Director of Communications Posted 23 Jul 09:02 PDT GBR at the 420 Worlds in San Remo GBR at the 420 Worlds in San Remo The British 420 fleet sent 17 boats to Italy The British 420 fleet sent 17 boats to the recent World Championships in San Remo, Italy. Covid-19 has disrupted our lives substantially since March 2020 and the list of missed opportunities for our young sailors has been substantial. by GBR 420 Association Posted 24 Jul 10:00 PDT Gladwell's Line: Touchdown in Tokyo Gladwell's Line: Touchdown in Tokyo Tokyo2020 may well be the circuit-breaker that returns international sport back to normality No two Olympics are the same, and Tokyo2020 will be notable for having been conducted against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, and may well be the circuit-breaker that returns international sport back to normality. by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz Posted 24 Jul 06:53 PDT On the eve of the Olympic Sailing Competition On the eve of the Olympic Sailing Competition The boat park has been a place of focus and precision in the final 24 hours It's the eve of competition for sailing at Tokyo 2020 and the boat park has been a place of focus and precision in the final 24 hours before battle commences in the Laser, Laser Radial and Men's and Women's RS:X. by Andy Rice, World Sailing Posted 24 Jul 03:40 PDT Countdown to Multihull Cup 2021 at Port Adriano Countdown to Multihull Cup 2021 at Port Adriano This event is a chance for owners, crew, spectators to showcase and celebrate these amazing yachts The only regatta in the Med exclusively for some of the world's largest and most technologically advanced multihull yachts. The event will kick off on Friday, 27th August with three exhilarating days of racing Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. by Multihulll Cup Team Posted 24 Jul 03:02 PDT Pyewacket wins Barn Door Trophy Pyewacket wins Barn Door Trophy Setting 24 hour record in the Transpac Five days, 16 hours, 53 minutes and 20 seconds since starting off San Pedro in Los Angeles last Saturday, the team on Roy Disney's turbo Volvo 70 Pyewacket crossed the finish line at 2:53 AM at Diamond Head to be first to finish in this year's Transpac. by Transpacific Yacht Club Posted 24 Jul 01:13 PDT Alain Leboeuf new President of the Vendée Globe Alain Leboeuf new President of the Vendée Globe A long and successful career in the service of the Vendéens This week the Board of Directors of SAEM Vendée unanimously elected Alain Leboeuf as the new President of the Vendée Globe. by Vendée Globe Posted 24 Jul 01:05 PDT J/22 Worlds at Corpus Christi overall J/22 Worlds at Corpus Christi overall Jeff Progelhof's go wire to wire to secure the title Jeff Progelhof's Schitzen Giggles went wire to wire to secure the title of 2021 J/22 World Championship, racing J/22 hull #24. by Julie & Christopher Howell Posted 23 Jul 17:54 PDT Tokyo2020: Burling and Tuke ready for new quest Tokyo2020: Burling and Tuke ready for new quest On Tuesday Peter Burling and Blair Tuke will begin their quest to win another gold medal There's an email exchange between Peter Burling and Blair Tuke from 2008 sitting in the Maritime Museum that represents the start of one of the most successful partnerships in sailing history. by Michael Brown/Yachting New Zealand Posted 23 Jul 09:34 PDT Team USA ready to sail at Tokyo 2020 Team USA ready to sail at Tokyo 2020 13 American athletes in nine classes are ready to race Nearly half a decade after the previous Olympic sailing regatta concluded in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 13 American athletes in nine classes are ready to race at Tokyo 2020. by US Sailing Team Posted 23 Jul 06:44 PDT Sailing to fly many flags at Tokyo 2020 Olympics Sailing to fly many flags at Tokyo 2020 Olympics Is there any greater honour in sport than carrying your national flag into the Olympic Stadium? Carrying your national flag into the Olympic Stadium. Is there any greater honour in sport? For the chosen few who become flag bearers for their nation, this evening's Opening Ceremony will be one of the most special of their lives. by Andy Rice, World Sailing Posted 23 Jul 02:23 PDT Oakcliff OC86 wins Line Honors in Chicago Mac Oakcliff OC86 wins Line Honors in Chicago Mac Full speed ahead to the front of the fleet Oakcliff christened it's new 86 foot maxi yacht, OC 86, in the 112th Chicago to Mackinac Island Race. The race began upwind in 15 knots of breeze. by Oakcliff Sailing Posted 22 Jul 23:21 PDT J/22 Worlds at Corpus Christi day 3 J/22 Worlds at Corpus Christi day 3 Showdown set up for the final day On the penultimate day of the J/22 World Championship, the discard race came into play but didn't knock Jeff Progelhof's Schitzen Giggles from the top of the leaderboard. by Julie & Christopher Howell Posted 22 Jul 22:24 PDT Young sailing talents are rushing to Kiel Week Young sailing talents are rushing to Kiel Week Organisers optimistic for September's event Even though the pandemic still has an impact on events, things are looking much better than the year before. Thus, many program activities are planned in the city and Schilksee also onshore. by Hermann Hell Posted 22 Jul 22:09 PDT Transpac first finishers on final approach Transpac first finishers on final approach All eyes are on the YB trackers now to anticipate the arrival of the first finishers All eyes are on the YB trackers now to anticipate the arrival of the first finishers in the 2021 Transpac. by Transpacific Yacht Club Posted 22 Jul 18:35 PDT Edgartown Race Weekend: Back to normal & then some Edgartown Race Weekend: Back to normal & then some A whopping 78 entries in Saturday's 'Round-the-Island Race' With a whopping 78 entries in Saturday's 'Round-the-Island Race plus the return of its 'Round-the-Buoy Races that were suspended in 2020, the annual Edgartown Race Weekend, hosted by Edgartown Yacht Club, has come roaring back for a 2021 edition. by Barby MacGowan Posted 22 Jul 15:47 PDT "Avocado Power" fuels elite sailing race "Avocado Power" fuels elite sailing race As the "World Avocado Cup Regatta" returns to San Diego Bay The World Avocado Organization (WAO) and the historic San Diego Yacht Club will host the second edition of the World Avocado Cup Regatta on July 31 - August 1, 2021. by Amairani Resendiz Posted 22 Jul 10:18 PDT Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac Slower than usual, but still satisfying Chicago YC's 112th Race to Mackinac was a slow race along its 289.4 nautical mile course from Chicago to Mackinac Island, with primarily upwind wind angles that saw the breeze going from decent at the starts to completely dead at some points. by Barby MacGowan Posted 22 Jul 09:12 PDT Tokyo 2020: Too close to call in the Women's 470 Tokyo 2020: Too close to call in the Women's 470 This will be the last time that men and women compete in separate 470 events While it was always possible for women to compete in Olympic in the 'open era', the reality was that very few did. So for the Seoul 1988 Olympic Games, the first ever women's sailing event was created, and the 470 was the equipment chosen for the job. by Andy Rice, World Sailing Posted 22 Jul 08:00 PDT Japan's Ocean Day Japan's Ocean Day Highlighting the importance of ocean conservation Ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony, Japan's Ocean Day is being celebrated across the nation on Thursday 22 July. by Daniel Smith, World Sailing Posted 22 Jul 07:10 PDT One week to go until the GC32 Lagos Cup 2 One week to go until the GC32 Lagos Cup 2 Being held in the same venue to limit travel and simplify logistics The first two events of the new season for the World Sailing-approved high performance foiling catamarans are being held in the same venue to limit travel and simplify logistics complicated by the pandemic. by GC32 Racing Tour Posted 22 Jul 05:33 PDT Brute force over ignorance Brute force over ignorance Way back in 1860 or so, Froude penned a displacement hull speed formula... In the boating world, way back in 1860 or so, William Froude came up with the displacement hull speed formula; knots = 1.34 times the square root of the LWL in feet. What was probably more telling though, was the displacement to length ratio. by John Curnow, Global Editor, Powerboat.World Posted 22 Jul 04:00 PDT Fight for supremacy in the Men's 470 at Tokyo 2020 Fight for supremacy in the Men's 470 at Tokyo 2020 The Swedes, the Spanish and the Australians are often the strongest teams For most of the past five years since Rio, the fight for 470 supremacy has swung back and forth between three men's teams - the Swedes, the Spanish and the Australians. by Andy Rice, World Sailing Posted 22 Jul 02:15 PDT J/22 Worlds at Corpus Christi day 2 J/22 Worlds at Corpus Christi day 2 Jeff Progelhof's team dominates the first two days Jeff Progelhof's Schitzen Giggles (Rush Creek Yacht Club) with crew Paul Foerster and Rod Favela are rocking Corpus Christi Bay. by Julie & Christopher Howell Posted 21 Jul 22:40 PDT All Transpac teams past the halfway point All Transpac teams past the halfway point Predictions of a fast race appear to be holding true The predictions of this year's 51st edition of biennial Transpac race from LA to Honolulu as being a fast race appear to be holding true: all teams that left the mainland starting about a week ago through the end of last week are past the halfway point by Transpacific Yacht Club Posted 21 Jul 20:18 PDT Keeping it cool for the Tokyo Games Keeping it cool for the Tokyo Games What are the sailors wearing? For the sailors competing at Enoshima Bay for the Tokyo Olympic sailing regatta, it is the culmination of many years of training and World Class regattas. Months of boat prep, rig testing, fitness and race prep all coming to a head at the big event. by Liz Rushall Posted 21 Jul 13:00 PDT Dare to dream - IRC Four in the Rolex Fastnet Race Dare to dream - IRC Four in the Rolex Fastnet Race More than 70 boats are expected to be on the start line in the class More than 70 boats are expected to be on the start line racing in IRC Four for the Rolex Fastnet Race. Nearly all of the 500 plus sailors racing in the class are amateurs, and all bar a few boats are under 40ft. by Louay Habib / RORC Posted 21 Jul 10:06 PDT A natural fit A natural fit Henri-Lloyd's support of the Dragon Gold Cup The Dragon Gold Cup is an event steeped in history, presented by members of the Clyde Yacht's Conference in 1937 and won by Sweden's Rolf Billner that same year. It is one of the most prestigious trophies in yachting. by Mark Jardine Posted 21 Jul 08:00 PDT SailGP news, Mac Race results, Transpac updates SailGP news, Mac Race results, Transpac updates Latest newsletter from Sail-World's David Schmidt in the USA What a difference a year can make! While no one wants to re-live 2020, the science-driven miracles of mRNA and traditional Covid-19 vaccines have dramatically improved the sailing scene here in North America and beyond. by David Schmidt Posted 21 Jul 08:00 PDT 49erFX field wide open at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics 49erFX field wide open at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics The gold and silver medallists from Rio 2016 will again be in contention for the podium The 49erFX made its first Olympic appearance at Rio five years ago, when the battle for gold and silver remained in the balance until the final stages of the Medal Race. by Andy Rice, World Sailing Posted 21 Jul 07:48 PDT Burling & Tuke start as Tokyo 2020 49er favourites Burling & Tuke start as Tokyo 2020 49er favourites Tough competition to come from leading teams Since winning Olympic gold in the Men's Skiff - 49er at Rio 2016 five years ago, Pete Burling and Blair Tuke (NZL) have packed a whole lifetime of sailing achievement into their busy careers. by Andy Rice, World Sailing Posted 21 Jul 06:58 PDT Mary Bacon announced as Commodore's of NOSA Mary Bacon announced as Commodore's of NOSA The second female in the role will lead the charge to N2E's 75th Anniversary Race The Newport Ocean Sailing Association held its annual meeting on July 18, 2021, instilling the 2022 board of directors and welcoming Mary Bacon as Commodore. by Newport Ocean Sailing Association Posted 21 Jul 06:38 PDT Women in Sailing:Where we are & where we are going Women in Sailing:Where we are & where we are going The panelists will discuss how women are playing a major role in coaching and mentoring The panelists will discuss how women are playing a major role in coaching and mentoring, program director leadership, high-performance and Olympic sailing, and much more. by US Sailing Posted 21 Jul 05:51 PDT Best value to strength available on the market Best value to strength available on the market Allen's 60mm dynamic range is an ideal choice for keelboats, catamarans and dinghies Allen's 60mm dynamic range is an ideal choice for keelboats, catamarans and dinghies. 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Suitable for a wide range of applications from jib sheet to mainsheet systems and everything in-between. by Allen Posted 21 Jul 04:00 PDT IOC elects Brisbane 2032 IOC elects Brisbane 2032 As Olympic and Paralympic host The secret ballot was held at the 138th Session in Tokyo, two days before the Opening Ceremony for the Olympic Games, under strict Covid restrictions. by International Olympic Committee Posted 21 Jul 03:53 PDT 505 UK Nationals at the WPNSA 505 UK Nationals at the WPNSA Event plagued by light winds, result goes down to the wire Light winds plagued the 505 UK Nationals in Weymouth, with the first two days seeing no racing at all, then four races packed into Monday, and only a single race possible on the final day. by Editor Posted 21 Jul 03:15 PDT J/22 Worlds at Corpus Christi day 1 J/22 Worlds at Corpus Christi day 1 Unsettled conditions permit only one race Forty-two teams representing 14 states took to the waters of Corpus Christi Bay for the inaugural day of the J/22 World Championship in Texas. by Julie & Christopher Howell Posted 20 Jul 22:00 PDT Colligo Dux 7th in Gotlund Runt Race Colligo Dux 7th in Gotlund Runt Race Featuring on 59º North's SPICA in the world's largest annual offshore race Having been an early-adopter of Colligo Dux with our first boat ARCTURUS I knew what we were getting into and was excited to learn from the mistake we made on that boat ten years ago and apply them to SPICA by Colligo Marine Posted 20 Jul 21:50 PDT Marblehead NOOD returns Marblehead NOOD returns Eastern Yacht Club will host more than 100 teams across 12 fleets After a year hiatus, the 2021 Helly Hansen National Offshore One Design (NOOD) Regatta at Marblehead Race Week returns to Marblehead, MA, July 22 to 25. Eastern Yacht Club will host more than 100 teams across 12 fleets. by Tony Veneziano Posted 20 Jul 08:58 PDT Tokyo2020: Kiwi Nacra 17 races despite broken leg Tokyo2020: Kiwi Nacra 17 races despite broken leg Nacra 17 crew, Micah Wilkinson and Erica Dawson will race at Enoshima - despite a broken leg Nothing it seems, is going to get in the way of Nacra 17 crew, Micah Wilkinson and Erica Dawson, competing at the Tokyo Olympics - not even a broken leg. by Michael Brown/Yachting New Zealand Posted 20 Jul 07:41 PDT
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