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Golden Globe Race day 204 Golden Globe Race day 204 Kopar's challenge for 3rd place runs out of steam The elastic between Jean-Luc Van Den Heede and Mark Slats has stretched in the Frenchman's favour over the weekend allowing him to open up a 215-mile lead over his Dutch rival. by Barry Pickthall, Golden Globe Race Posted 21 Jan 08:38 PST 2019 RS Aero Worlds at to be held at Black Rock 2019 RS Aero Worlds at to be held at Black Rock Set to enjoy the Australian summer over New Year in Melbourne The third RS Aero World Championships is set to enjoy the Australian summer as a climatic end to the 2019 season, set over New Year at Black Rock YC, Melbourne. by Vikki Payne, RS Sailing Posted 21 Jan 07:27 PST 2019 Pineapple Cup: One week to go! 2019 Pineapple Cup: One week to go! 34th edition to start on 27th January After two years of preparations, we are just under one week away from the Class A warning signal on Sunday, January 27th 2019 and the start of the 34th edition of the Pineapple Cup! by Pineapple Cup Posted 21 Jan 05:16 PST Equator record for Spindrift 2 Equator record for Spindrift 2 In their Jules Verne Trophy record attempt This is the first challenge in the team's quest to beat the round the world record. The time for the passage from Ushant to the Equator still has to be officially ratified by the WSSRC (the international organisation that oversees records) by Spindrift racing Posted 21 Jan 03:25 PST Clipper Race 2019-20: Crew brief a huge success Clipper Race 2019-20: Crew brief a huge success Hundreds of Race Crew and Supporters gathering at Lord's Cricket Ground The countdown to the Clipper 2019-20 Race is officially on with hundreds of Race Crew and Supporters gathering at Lord's Cricket Ground in London for Crew Brief. by Clipper Round the World Posted 21 Jan 00:00 PST A distinct pleasure A distinct pleasure Being at the Etchells Australian Championship most certainly was enjoyable Being at the 2019 Etchells Australian Championship most certainly was enjoyable. It kind of came as a good and necessary fix, after the short hiatus following on from the 2018 Worlds late last year. by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World.com AUS Posted 20 Jan 13:00 PST 18ft Skiff Australian Championship day 1 18ft Skiff Australian Championship day 1 The Winning Group team take the honours on a light wind day The Winning Group team of John Winning Jr., Seve Jarvin and Sam Newton took the honours after extremely light winds created a drama packed day one of racing at the Australian 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour today. by Frank Quealey Posted 20 Jan 00:38 PST 2019 Nations Cup Grand Final to be sailed in J/22s 2019 Nations Cup Grand Final to be sailed in J/22s Ten Open and ten Women's skippers set for St. Francis Yacht Club St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco, CA has been selected by World Sailing, the world governing body of the sport, to host the 2019 Nations Cup Grand Final. by J/Boats Posted 19 Jan 08:13 PST North Sails Weekly Debrief North Sails Weekly Debrief US Sailing Yachtsman Finalists, Spindrift Racing, J/121 Speed Guide, Client Testimonial Our very own Will Welles and Zeke Horowitz are both Finalists for US Sailing's 2018 Rolex Yachtsman of the Year award! by North Sails Posted 19 Jan 03:00 PST America's Cup: Dutch team to announce next week America's Cup: Dutch team to announce next week Dutch Am Cup team details emerge ahead of announcement, Marine industry boom times in NZ America's Cup news January 19, 2019: Team The Netherlands to announce at new Headquarters on Wednesday; Top NZ composites builder working with Stars & Stripes Team USA; Engine supplier for AC75 announced; NZ Marine industry in overdrive by Richard Gladwell Sail-World NZ Posted 19 Jan 02:35 PST Gladwell's Line: Key wins for Women..RSHYR furore Gladwell's Line: Key wins for Women..RSHYR furore It has been a great start to 2019 for Women's sailing - in multihulls and offshore With 68yr olds winning races in a multihull World Championship, and 14 year old and 17 year old helmswoman being outstanding in the same Tornado fleet, it has been an interesting start to 2019. Plus a look at the AIS debacle in the Rolex Sydney Hobart. by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz Posted 18 Jan 17:46 PST Block Island Race Week announcement Block Island Race Week announcement Storm Trysail Club expects 150 boats IRC, ORC and PHRF are returning, as one might expect. In addition, an exciting, new, innovative format will be introduced– "Plus+1". Plus+1 allows the crew to be one person larger than the first digit of hull-length. by J/Boats Posted 18 Jan 11:16 PST RS21 charter available for HH NOOD Regatta RS21 charter available for HH NOOD Regatta Newest keelboat model from RS Sailing is a pleasure to sail RS are excited to announce their involvement in the Helly Hansen National Offshore One Design (NOOD) Regatta series 2019, presented by Sailing World, with the new award-winning RS21 keelboat. by Vikki Payne, RS Sailing Posted 18 Jan 10:48 PST The Jacksons to headline at St. Maarten The Jacksons to headline at St. Maarten Motown royalty to grace the Heineken Regatta The St. Maarten Heineken Regatta is famous for world-class racing and attracting some of the world's top musical acts for their legendary parties. This year is no different. Motown royalty, The Jacksons, will perform on Sunday March 3rd, 2019. by Liberty Ash Posted 18 Jan 05:12 PST Announcing the J/80 World Championship in Bilbao Announcing the J/80 World Championship in Bilbao 75 boats and over 500 sailors from all over the world expected For the host nation, it will be a real fight for national honors for the top three teams from last year's 2018 J/80 Copa de Espana that were held on the same waters. by J/Boats Posted 18 Jan 05:07 PST OC Sport opens international base in France OC Sport opens international base in France One of the first to take advantage is VOR-winning skipper Charles Caudrelier 'Le HUB by OC Sport' will draw on the company's successful track record in the organisation of major offshore events and team management, to offer a full-service solution for international offshore sailing campaigns. by OC Sport Posted 17 Jan 11:01 PST Nikki Barnes and Lara Dallman-Weiss talk 470s Nikki Barnes and Lara Dallman-Weiss talk 470s A Q&A with Nikki Barnes and Lara Dallman-Weiss about their 470 campaign I checked in with USCG Lt. (j.g.) Nikole 'Nikki' Barnes and Lara Dallman-Weiss, via email, ahead of the 2019 World Cup Series Miami to learn more about their dreams to represent the USA at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in the Women's 470 class. by David Schmidt Posted 17 Jan 08:00 PST Stars&Stripes Team USA unveils AC75 build details Stars&Stripes Team USA unveils AC75 build details Challenger aims to create sustainable legacy for American yacht industry Stars & Stripes Team USA, American flagged Challenger for the 36th America's Cup, today released additional details outlining their boat build and design process. by Stars & Stripes Team USA Posted 17 Jan 06:50 PST Oakcliff first to preview Olympic offshore event Oakcliff first to preview Olympic offshore event A double-handed, mixed, overnight, one-design event in New York When World Sailing announced a mixed two-person keelboat offshore event for the Paris 2024 Olympics, Oakcliff started planning. The New York-based training and coaching center will run an offshore race this spring. by Oakcliff Sailing Posted 17 Jan 06:17 PST Nations Cup Grand Final heads to San Francisco Nations Cup Grand Final heads to San Francisco 10 countries represented in the Open, and 8 in the Women's category St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco, USA has been selected by World Sailing to host the 2019 Nations Cup Grand Final April 9-14, 2019 and will use its matched fleet of J/22s. by Amanda Witherell Posted 17 Jan 02:20 PST 95 clubs fight for qualification 95 clubs fight for qualification For the SAILING Champions League Final in St. Moritz For the first time ever, five clubs from the National Sailing Leagues participate in the SAILING Champions League qualification. The reason: this year, the clubs for the final in St. Moritz, in August are determined in three qualifiers, not two. by SAILING Champions League Posted 16 Jan 13:44 PST Some advice on how to go about finding a sponsor Some advice on how to go about finding a sponsor YachtRacing.Life has a few tips for those looking for a sailing sponsorship Sailing and yacht racing website, YachtRacing.Life's Justin Chisholm has a few tips for those looking for sponsorship He talks with Nathalie Quéré – global brand director at AkzoNobel and campaign director at team AkzoNobel by YachtRacing.life Posted 16 Jan 13:43 PST Setting a new sustainability standard Setting a new sustainability standard The Hempel Sailing World Championships delivered on many counts The Hempel Sailing World Championships Aarhus 2018 in Denmark delivered a significant direct economic and global media impact according to the Sportcal Global Sports Impact (GSI) Event Study published today. by World Sailing Posted 16 Jan 12:12 PST An eighth new IMOCA being built An eighth new IMOCA being built All these new generation boats will line up for the 2020 Vendée Globe Twice winner of the Solitaire du Figaro and the Transat AG2R sailing double-handed with Armel Le Cléac'h, the skipper from Morlaix is turning a dream he has had for a long time into reality by joining the IMOCA circuit by IMOCA Globe Series Posted 16 Jan 07:49 PST EFPT Event Calendar 2019 EFPT Event Calendar 2019 Release of the official tour-calendar for the upcoming season We are excited to release the tour-calendar for 2019. After an extremely successful 2018 with eight events and € 88.000, - prize-money in total, we are happy to announce that we will step it up again in 2019. by EFPT Posted 15 Jan 17:48 PST Boiling down the miles in the GGR 2018 Boiling down the miles in the GGR 2018 Blistering uphill speeds of 4.9 knots The GGR 2018 has seen dramatic instances of human drama, of sailors stepping up way beyond their comfort zones, of personal tribulation, and of bloody good seamanship, but most importantly, it has also proven itself to be a highly competitive race. by David Schmidt Posted 15 Jan 12:00 PST Round Martinique Regatta: Female 'Surprise' crew Round Martinique Regatta: Female 'Surprise' crew This course is far from trivial In about twenty days, the 23 registered crews will embark on three days of racing around Martinique. All teams are now beginning their preparations while they eagerly await the start of this event. by The Round Martinique Posted 15 Jan 10:06 PST US Sailing Team training camp kicks-off US Sailing Team training camp kicks-off Sustainability initiatives to mark the new year To mark the beginning of a new year, the US Sailing Team (USST) athletes are attending a five-day training camp at the US Sailing Center in Miami, Fla. The team will participate in classroom and on-the-water training sessions. by US Sailing Team Posted 15 Jan 04:41 PST Three generations of women at BOISW Three generations of women at BOISW next week, three generations of Ferris women will race together for the very first time As the starters' gun fires in the country's largest keelboat regatta next week, three generations of Ferris women will race together for the very first time. by Suzanne McFadden Posted 15 Jan 02:08 PST Coastguard to benefit from America's Cup Coastguard to benefit from America's Cup Coastguard is set to benefit from the Lottery Fund for Community Benefit related to the 2021 Am Cup The RNZ Coastguard is set to benefit from the Lottery Fund for Community Benefit related to the 2021 America's Cup to the tune of $9.8 million. by Emirates Team NZ Posted 14 Jan 22:49 PST Spindrift 2 set for new Jules Verne Trophy attempt Spindrift 2 set for new Jules Verne Trophy attempt 40 days 23 hours 30 minutes is the current record set by Francis Joyon After two and a half months of stand-by, Spindrift 2 is preparing to leave for a new attempt on the Jules Verne Trophy. The crewed round the world sailing record has been held since 2017 by Francis Joyon, who completed the non-stop course in 40d 23h 30m. by Spindrift racing Posted 14 Jan 22:15 PST Onshore festival adds new dimension Onshore festival adds new dimension To 2019 Hempel World Cup Series Miami The 2019 Hempel World Cup Series Miami is one of four stops on World Sailing's World Cup Series tour, the premiere competitive circuit for sailors with aspirations of representing their country at the Tokyo Games in 2020. by US Sailing Posted 14 Jan 12:36 PST RORC Caribbean 600: A month to go RORC Caribbean 600: A month to go US entries make up 40% of IRC fleet + Record year for Class40s With just over a month to go until the start of the RORC Caribbean 600, 77 teams from across the world have already entered the spectacular 600-mile offshore non-stop race around 11 Caribbean islands. by Louay Habib Posted 14 Jan 12:34 PST Luna Rossa partner with Italian watch maker Luna Rossa partner with Italian watch maker Partnership between Panerai and Luna Rossa, Challenger of Record of the 36th edition of the America' An exciting new Italian story associated with the sea, with excellence and with technical innovation has been created by the partnership between Panerai and Luna Rossa, Challenger of Record of the 36th edition of the America's Cup by Luna Rossa Media Posted 14 Jan 12:26 PST Ari Barshi talks Caribbean Laser Midwinter Regatta Ari Barshi talks Caribbean Laser Midwinter Regatta A Q&A with Ari Barshi about the 17th Caribbean Laser Midwinter Regatta I checked in with Ari Barshi, who runs the Carib Wind Cabarete Laser training center in the Dominican Republic, via email, ahead of the 17th Caribbean Laser Midwinter Regatta to learn more about this highly competitive and sun-kissed regatta. by David Schmidt Posted 14 Jan 08:00 PST 11th Hour Racing announces new grants 11th Hour Racing announces new grants Eight grantees, representing a variety of organizations and projects Funded by The Schmidt Family Foundation, 11th Hour Racing's grant program is committed to mobilizing sailing, marine, and coastal communities to create systemic change for the health of our oceans. by 11th Hour Racing Posted 14 Jan 07:11 PST Athens to host 2019 Finn Europeans Athens to host 2019 Finn Europeans The most important Finn regatta of the year After extensive discussion and consultation following the withdrawal of Marsala, the International Finn Association (IFA) Executive has decided to allocate the 2019 Finn European Championship to Athens. by Robert Deaves Posted 14 Jan 04:11 PST Budget Ultra-High Performance Sailing Budget Ultra-High Performance Sailing One of the best bang-for-your-buck boats that I've seen On a cold winter's day down at Marconi Sailing Club I took a look at what could be the best bang-for-your-buck boat I've seen. A truly budget high-performance double-hander in the form of Tristan Walker-Hutt and Tom Clayton's International 14 'Fawkes'. by Mark Jardine Posted 14 Jan 04:00 PST Monaco Optimist Team Race overall Monaco Optimist Team Race overall Turks triumph ahead of Monegasques For a decade the Yacht Club de Monaco has hosted an original team race contest for under-14 sailors from all over the world, with 16 teams representing 16 nations. by Isabelle Andrieux Posted 13 Jan 22:18 PST It's all about wings (again…) It's all about wings (again…) In what may seem like back in the Jurassic age, well certainly in a sailing sense anyway... In what may seem like back in the Jurassic age, well certainly in a sailing sense anyway, a certain, special, and never-before-seen keel was unleashed on the world. It had some wings on either side of a much reduced wetted surface area fin... by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS Posted 13 Jan 13:30 PST
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