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Celebrating Sir Robin and Earth Day Celebrating Sir Robin and Earth Day And a cleaner vision for our planet This week marks the 50th anniversary of Sir Robin Knox-Johnston's mind-bending solo circumnavigation, and a day when people consider ideas for lowering our species' collective environmental wake. by David Schmidt Posted 23 Apr 08:00 PDT Briefing the Peters & May Round Antigua Race Briefing the Peters & May Round Antigua Race A Q&A with Alison Sly-Adams and Lorna Saunders about the Peters & May Round Antigua Race I checked in with Alison Sly-Adams and Lorna Saunders, president and race manger (respectively) of the Peters & May Round Antigua Race, via email, to learn more about this circumnavigation race. by David Schmidt Posted 23 Apr 08:00 PDT Scarlino Swan One Design preview Scarlino Swan One Design preview The Nations Trophy Mediterranean League continues Hot on the heels of an intriguing opener to The Nations Trophy Mediterranean League 2019 in Monaco, comes Italy's opportunity to host a round of the four-stage competition. by The Nations Trophy Posted 23 Apr 11:17 PDT Clagett congratulates blind sailor Mitsuhiro Clagett congratulates blind sailor Mitsuhiro Mitsuhiro Iwamoto sailed at The Clagett in Newport in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 The C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta congratulates Clagett alumni, Japanese blind sailor Mitsuhiro Iwamoto, on his historic achievement having sailed non stop from San Deigo, California to Iwaki, Japan on his 40footer Dream Weaver by Sam Crichton Posted 23 Apr 09:24 PDT SailGP: Big expectations in San Francisco SailGP: Big expectations in San Francisco Fan expectations will rise for the second round of SailGP in San Francisco in early May After an opening round in Sydney, which was remarkable for the fact that it happened at all, and went off largely without a hitch, expectations will rise for the second round of SailGP in San Francisco in early May. by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz Posted 23 Apr 07:04 PDT Sailors Ball is this Saturday Sailors Ball is this Saturday Advanced tickets close Wednesday, buy now The Sailors Ball will be this Saturday, April 27, 2019. Doors open at 9 pm and dancing continues until 1 am. Advanced tickets are $120 ($150 at the door) and available up until Thursday by NY Harbor Sailing Foundation Posted 23 Apr 05:14 PDT 2018 Handicap Rating Rules Report 2018 Handicap Rating Rules Report Ratings based on velocity prediction programs Ratings based on velocity prediction programs are gaining advocates across North America. Here are the numbers. by John Horton Posted 23 Apr 04:19 PDT Record maxi fleet for Rolex Capri Sailing Week Record maxi fleet for Rolex Capri Sailing Week At least 27 maxi yachts will take to the Bay of Naples Of course the Italian island with its dramatic precipices, sea level caves and azure waters remains as strongly attractive a holiday destination today as it was to Roman Emperors. by James Boyd Posted 23 Apr 04:14 PDT US Sailing to launch Siebel Sailors Program US Sailing to launch Siebel Sailors Program A landmark community sailing program US Sailing is set to launch the Siebel Sailors Program, a landmark community sailing program made possible by a ground-breaking donation from the Thomas and Stacey Siebel Foundation, led by successful tech industry businessman, sailor, and philanthropist by Jake Fish Posted 23 Apr 04:12 PDT Toyota NZ Optimist Nats: The Big Show - Day 5 Toyota NZ Optimist Nats: The Big Show - Day 5 The Doldrums take over Day 5 of the 2019 Toyota Optimist NZ Nationals No racing was possible on the penultimate day of the 2019 Toyota NZ Optimist Championships being sailed from Murrays Bay Sailing Club. Australian Daniel Links (15yrs) leads the regatta having won five of the seven races he has sailed by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz Posted 23 Apr 03:23 PDT SailGP USA team practice in San Francisco SailGP USA team practice in San Francisco Erik Simonson catches the action on the water Erik Simonson was on the water to catch the SailGP USA team practicing ahead of SailGP San Francisco on May 4th & 5th. by Erik Simonson Posted 23 Apr 01:20 PDT 37th Lake Garda Optimist Meeting overall 37th Lake Garda Optimist Meeting overall Gradoni and Scheidt crowned winners The predictions made at the eve of the grand finale of the 37th Lake Garda Meeting Optimist have been fully respected: Marco Gradoni and Erik Scheidt are the winners. by Fraglia Vela Riva Posted 22 Apr 23:09 PDT 32nd Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta overall 32nd Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta overall Final race held off the stunning south coast of Antigua in relatively moderate conditions The final race for the 32nd edition of Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta, sponsored by LOCMAN, was held off the stunning south coast of Antigua in relatively moderate conditions of 15 knots south of east. by Louay Habib Posted 22 Apr 18:25 PDT Jean-Luc Van Den Heede crowned winner Jean-Luc Van Den Heede crowned winner 2018 Golden Globe Race prize giving held in Falmouth Exactly 50 years to the day that Sir Robin Knox-Johnston returned to Falmouth UJK after 312 days at sea to become the first man to sail solo non-stop around the Globe, 73-year old Frenchman Jean-Luc Van Den Heede was crowned winner. by Barry Pickthall, Golden Globe Race Posted 22 Apr 18:09 PDT Falmouth puts on spectacular display for Sir Robin Falmouth puts on spectacular display for Sir Robin Recreating the historic moment he returned home 50 years ago A truly impressive flotilla of vessels, including Royal Navy warship HMS Mersey, and over one hundred supporting yachts of all shapes and sizes, joined Sir Robin, and Suhaili in Falmouth Harbour to recreate the historic moment he returned home. by Julia Fry Posted 22 Apr 13:42 PDT 81st sailing of the Queen's Cup Race 81st sailing of the Queen's Cup Race 60 days to the start at Lake Michigan The 2019 South Shore Yacht Club Queen's Cup® Week is just around the corner. Time to get your entry in before things get busy with spring boat prep and the sail race season. by Scott Burke Posted 22 Apr 09:12 PDT America's Cup: DutchSail updates on funding America's Cup: DutchSail updates on funding DutchSail appears to be making good progress towards its funding objectives One of the three Late Challengers for the 36th America's Cup, DutchSail appears to be making good progress towards its funding objectives according to reports and interviews appearing in the Dutch media over the weekend. by Richard Gladwell Sail-World NZ Posted 22 Apr 07:25 PDT Toyota NZ Optimist Nats: Australian leads - Day 4 Toyota NZ Optimist Nats: Australian leads - Day 4 15-year-old Daniel Links (AUS) continues to dominate the 205 boat fleet from eight nations With the Open Fleet split into Gold, Silver and Bronze, 15-year-old Daniel Links (AUS) continues to dominate the 205 boat fleet from eight nations, taking a comfortable 7pt lead after the first two finals races. by Suellen Hurling Posted 22 Apr 05:01 PDT Les Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille wrap up Les Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille wrap up Mike Giles has raced almost every Les Voiles in the Maxi class Pamala Baldwin, owner of the J/122 Liquid, frequently races the Caribbean circuit but until this regatta she and young Skipper Jules White hadn't quite cracked the top of the podium. by Pamala Baldwin Posted 22 Apr 04:12 PDT Sailor's salute Sir Robin Sailor's salute Sir Robin On 50 year anniversary of Golden Globe victory Britain's leading sailors are paying tribute to Sir Robin Knox-Johnston today on the 50th anniversary of the date, 22 April 1969, that he entered history books as the first person to ever sail solo, non-stop around the world. by Clipper Round the World Posted 22 Apr 02:00 PDT Racing with purpose for Ocean Health Racing with purpose for Ocean Health A visionary partnership with 11th Hour Racing The Ocean Race is building on its position as the sustainability leader in global sport by announcing a visionary partnership with 11th Hour Racing -- the largest of its kind in sport. by The Ocean Race Posted 22 Apr 01:40 PDT Top internationals invited to Governor's Cup Top internationals invited to Governor's Cup 53rd annual Governor's Cup will feature top youth match racing skippers from AUS, DEN, GBR, NZL, USA 53rd annual Governor's Cup will feature top youth match racing skippers from AUS, DEN, GBR, NZL, USA and SWE. With several highly-ranked match-racing skippers (of any age), "GovCup" may again qualify for Grade 1 status, unprecedented for youth events. by Susan Kenney Posted 21 Apr 22:36 PDT Capturing History Capturing History Sir Robin and Suhaili have arrived in Falmouth ahead of the 50th anniversary celebrations Sir Robin and Suhaili have arrived in Falmouth ahead of the 50th anniversary celebrations planned on April 22 – the date the pair finished their 312 day record circumnavigation – the first solo and non-stop in history by Clipper Round the World Posted 21 Apr 22:30 PDT 32nd Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta day 3 32nd Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta day 3 Sunday Funday Race day three of Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta, sponsored by LOCMAN, was the Cannon Course, a memorial to the 'father of Classics' Kenny Coombs, who was in the heart and soul of the hundreds of sailors taking part in a great exhibition of classic yachts by Louay Habib Posted 21 Apr 18:42 PDT All happening here (and there) All happening here (and there) We looked at the Black Jack programme once before Back in 'Nothing wrong with your eyesight', we looked at the Black Jack programme for 2019. Evidently, there is absolutely nothing awry with Roy Disney's vision either, for he has snapped up the former Volvo 70 to become the latest Pyewacket. by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS Posted 21 Apr 15:00 PDT 505 Euro Cup Cannes overall 505 Euro Cup Cannes overall Quirk and Needham take the title Sailed at Yacht Club de Cannes, the final day of the Euro Cup Cannes was cancelled due to too much breeze, but the participants enjoyed some really tight competition throughout the regatta. by Michael Quirk Posted 21 Apr 12:58 PDT Hempel World Cup Series Genoa overall Hempel World Cup Series Genoa overall Brazil snapped up two gold medals on the final day Brazil snapped up two gold medals on the final day of the Hempel World Cup Series event in Genoa, Italy with Hungarian, Danish and Kiwi sailors claiming the remaining gold medals. by Daniel Smith, World Sailing Posted 21 Apr 12:30 PDT Melges 14 class update Melges 14 class update Spring Championship, Nationals, European circuit, Spring sale The time has come for the Melges 14 Spring Championship! Event No.2 of the Melges World League North American Division is one month away, May 18-19. The fleet is ready for the battle at Privateer Yacht Club in Chattanooga, Tennessee. by Melges Performance Sailboats Posted 21 Apr 08:33 PDT Transpac Tahiti Race 2020: Notice of Race issued Transpac Tahiti Race 2020: Notice of Race issued 16th edition has already attracted five entries Already five entries representing a broad range of boat types have signed on to compete in the 3570-mile voyage from Los Angeles to Papeete, first sailed in 1925. by Transpacific Yacht Club Posted 21 Apr 05:33 PDT Les Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille day 6 Les Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille day 6 A perfect 10 The 10th edition of Les Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille delivered a perfect '10' across all categories: great breeze and challenging race courses, shoreside fun, and even three perfect scorelines within the nine classes racing by Laura Muma Posted 21 Apr 00:59 PDT 32nd Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta day 2 32nd Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta day 2 Mariella on the Butterfly Race Day Two of Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta, sponsored by LOCMAN, was once again blessed with vibrant sailing conditions on the beautiful southern coast of Antigua. by Louay Habib Posted 21 Apr 00:49 PDT 505 Euro Cup Cannes day 2 505 Euro Cup Cannes day 2 Ian Pinnell and Russ Clark holding third place With the wind increasing the PRO sent the fleet to shore after the first scheduled race as winds built to 30knots and sea conditions became too challenging even for the notoriously versatile 5o5. by Michael Quirk Posted 20 Apr 11:53 PDT Hempel World Cup Series Genoa day 6 Hempel World Cup Series Genoa day 6 First medals go to Australia, The Netherlands and Spain Odile van Aanholt and Marieke Jongens (NED) won the 49erFX Medal Race, moving up two places to win gold before Australian brothers David and Lachy Gilmour sealed the deal in the 49er. by Daniel Smith, World Sailing Posted 20 Apr 11:27 PDT Pata Negra looks toward yet another big adventure Pata Negra looks toward yet another big adventure Bringing offshore pedigree to the Transatlantic Race 2019 One of the most serious, privately campaigned British offshore race boats will be on the start line of the Transatlantic Race 2019 when the fleet sets sail from Newport, R.I., bound for Cowes, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom, on Tuesday, June 25. by James Boyd Posted 20 Apr 06:41 PDT North Sails Weekly Debrief North Sails Weekly Debrief World Champion Interview, 3Di NORDAC, How To, Client Testimonial Rombelli and crew triumph at the Melges 20 Worlds. Hear what they did to overcome a rough patch to turn around and win the championship. by North Sails Posted 20 Apr 04:00 PDT 32nd Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta day 1 32nd Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta day 1 World's largest privately-owned two-masted schooner wins its class The 32nd edition of Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta, sponsored by LOCMAN, is underway! The magnificent fleet enjoyed lavish trade wind racing along the beautiful south coast of Antigua. by Louay Habib Posted 20 Apr 01:03 PDT Les Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille day 5 Les Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille day 5 SHK Scallywag & Fujin win 2019 Record Trophies The breeze freshened back up to 18-21 knots for Friday's racing at the 10th edition of Les Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille, and race organizers sent the Maxi and Multihull classes on a 34-nautical mile course to battle it out by Laura Muma Posted 19 Apr 18:23 PDT 505 Euro Cup Cannes day 1 505 Euro Cup Cannes day 1 Quirk and Needham lead 30 boat fleet The team of Michael Quirk and Tim Needham currently sit atop the leaderboard as day one of the 2019 505 Euro Cup kick off at Yacht Club de Cannes. After a postponement to allow the gusty 20-30 knot wind to moderate, three races were run. by Michael Quirk Posted 19 Apr 14:01 PDT Hempel World Cup Series Genoa day 5 Hempel World Cup Series Genoa day 5 Scene set for 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 Medal Races The fifth day of competition in Genoa saw a long awaited 6-9 knot steady western breeze arrive, ensuring that 41 of 42 races were completed. by Daniel Smith, World Sailing Posted 19 Apr 13:28 PDT Les Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille day 4 Les Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille day 4 The 'Thursday Day Off' A favorite day for the crews is the Thursday Day Off. A much deserved lay day after the first three intense days of racing, the sailors come together at Saint-Jean and the famous Nikki Beach restaurant to relax, enjoy, and have fun. by Laura Muma Posted 19 Apr 07:43 PDT
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