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GGR 2018: Storms, dismastings, injury and rescue GGR 2018: Storms, dismastings, injury and rescueInternationally coordinated rescue in the Golden Globe RaceWhen Don McIntyre announced the Golden Globe Race 2018, I knew that the sailing world was in for something far, far different than another high-dollar, corporate-sponsored event.by David Schmidt Posted 24 Sep 11:30 PDT The World Sailing Show - October 2018 The World Sailing Show - October 2018A big day for the most prestigious trophy in the sailing worldTo complete the 1,800 mile course means negotiating the UK's most notorious headlands while coping with strong tides and wild weather.by Sunset+Vine TV Posted 24 Sep 12:43 PDT IMA set to expand under new President IMA set to expand under new PresidentInternational Maxi Association has already expanded its operations considerablyTaking over as President from Thomas Bscher, owner of the Wallycento 107 Open Season, is Benoît de Froidmont, who campaigns the Farr-designed Wally 60 Wallyño. The Geneva-based Luxembourger will serve for a three year term in office.by International Maxi Association Posted 24 Sep 12:42 PDT RS Ventures at Para World Championships overall RS Ventures at Para World Championships overallWill Street and Jon Curell claim the glorySailing was cancelled on the fourth scheduled day of racing, so first up on the final day of racing was the final knock out round. The knock out series had been reduced to a single race, where the winner would claim the last place in the final.by RS Sailing Posted 24 Sep 12:01 PDT Team Phoenix crowned Greenest Team of the Year Team Phoenix crowned Greenest Team of the YearNaturals at Sustainability in the 52 Super SeriesDetermined, consistent and with a high attention to detail, they displayed all the hallmarks of any 52 Super Series champion to scoop the annual sustainability award.by 52 Super Series Posted 24 Sep 08:13 PDT 12 metre North Americans photo gallery 12 metre North Americans photo galleryGeorge Bekris images from the event at Newport, Rhode IslandPhotographer George Bekris was on the waters off Newport, Rhode Island to capture photos of the 2018 International 12 Metre Association North American Championship held September 20-23, 2018.by Donna Erichsen Posted 24 Sep 04:08 PDT Raising the bar in the Volvo Ocean Race Raising the bar in the Volvo Ocean RaceWe speak to Gautier Sergent of North SailsWe spoke to Gautier Sergent of North Sails about the Volvo Ocean Race, how the sails have moved on in the two editions using the VO65s, what North Sails have learnt from how the sailors then sailed the boats with the new inventories for the 2017-18 race.by Mark Jardine, Sail-World.com Posted 24 Sep 04:00 PDT Flying Phantom fleet ready to make history Flying Phantom fleet ready to make history12 international fleet of Flying Phantoms will descend upon Qingdao, for the first time in historyReady to race off the Qingdao start line are numerous sailing stars, many fresh from the recent five-Act Flying Phantom Series that concluded in Cardiff in August as part of the 2018 Extreme Sailing Series.by Extreme Sailing Series Posted 24 Sep 03:09 PDT Injured Golden Globe Race sailor rescued Injured Golden Globe Race sailor rescuedAbhilash Tomy 'conscious and talking'The injured solo sailor Abhilash Tomy has been successfully rescued 'conscious and talking' by French fisheries patrol vessel. Osiris reached Tomy's yacht at 05:30 UTC and her crew successfully transferred him to the ship.by Barry Pickthall Posted 24 Sep 02:15 PDT Sehested and Nicholson set sights on 2021-22 VOR Sehested and Nicholson set sights on 2021-22 VORTeam AkzoNobel sailors aim for next edition in three years timeTwo months after completing the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race around the world in fourth place aboard team AkzoNobel, two key members of the squad have set their sights on competing in the next edition of the race in three years' time.by Justin Chisholm Posted 24 Sep 02:06 PDT Top-Down Adapters: Maximise furling unit's value Top-Down Adapters: Maximise furling unit's valueDiscussing the available torsional cablesImagine you have a 39 footer and are interested in using the same furling unit for both your code zero and asymmetric spinnaker. We take a look at the furling unit options and discuss the available torsional cables.by Diego Sosa, Upffront Posted 24 Sep 01:00 PDT Finn Masters North Americans at San Diego Finn Masters North Americans at San Diego29 sailors compete on the beautiful Coronado RoadsThis weekend, the Finn Masters North American Championship hosted 29 Master Finn sailors (age 40 and over) eager to compete on the beautiful Coronado Roads situated just south of Point Loma which juts out into the blue Pacific Ocean.by Casey Allocco Posted 23 Sep 22:37 PDT 2018 American Yacht Club Fall Series 2018 American Yacht Club Fall SeriesBittersweet end-of-summer blues uplifted by return of fall sailingEach year on the Long Island Sound, the bittersweet end-of-summer blues are uplifted by the return of fall sailing. This past weekend, American Yacht Club hosted the first weekend of the 2018 Fall Series Regatta with over 90 boats listedby American Yacht Club Posted 23 Sep 22:02 PDT West Marine J/70 World Championships preview West Marine J/70 World Championships previewTeams from 18 different nations have gathered at Eastern Yacht ClubTeams from 18 different nations have gathered at the Eastern Yacht Club for the 2018 West Marine J/70 World Championships. Ninety-One J/70s will be racing, representing the largest J/70 fleet ever assembled in North America.by Louay Habib Posted 23 Sep 21:56 PDT Golden Globe Race Director updates on mishap Golden Globe Race Director updates on mishapRace organisers were routing the boats to head north, but they were caught in the stormRadio New Zealand's Gyles Beckford spoke to Golden Globe Race director Don McIntyre who is in Les Sables d'Olonne - the race's start point in France. He says that surface vessels will be on the scene from first light tomorrow. by Radio NZ/Sail-World.com/nz Posted 23 Sep 19:34 PDT 2018 M32 Worlds in Chicago overall 2018 M32 Worlds in Chicago overallRick Devos's REV clinches Corinthian title as ChinaOne.Ningbo wins overallFollowing four days of intense racing, Rick Devos's REV clinched their first title as M32 Corinthian World Champions, silently sweeping the fleet and sailing a tremendously consistent event in Chicago, IL.by Aston Harald Posted 23 Sep 18:18 PDT Dropping Anchor Dropping AnchorNot necessarily something you automatically associate with racing boatsDropping anchor is not necessarily something you automatically associate with racing boats of any description. So when a sailor the calibre of Robert Greenhalgh decides to call Sydney home, well it is pretty damn newsworthy.by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS Posted 23 Sep 15:00 PDT Multinational search operation under way Multinational search operation under wayTo rescue injured Indian solo sailor Abhilash TomyA multinational search operation is now under way to rescue injured Indian solo sailor Abhilash Tomy from his dismasted yacht in the Southern Ocean some 1,900 miles SW of Perth at the extreme limit of immediate rescue range.by Barry Pickthall, Golden Globe Race Posted 23 Sep 12:16 PDT J-boat fleet at the Rolex Big Boat Series J-boat fleet at the Rolex Big Boat SeriesBright sunshine, steady breeze and flat seasBright sunshine, steady breeze and flat seas greeted the 76 teams for the final day of racing at the 54th edition of the Rolex Big Boat Series (September 12-16, 2018), hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club.by J/Boats Posted 23 Sep 11:50 PDT Aquaholiks top J/70 Great Lakes Championship Aquaholiks top J/70 Great Lakes ChampionshipPRO and team did their best in very light conditionsThe event started off Thursday with a light-air practice session hosted by multi-Class world champion Tim Healy, followed by a two-hour debrief and Q&A session.by Michael Welch Posted 23 Sep 06:21 PDT
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