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U.S. almost suffers a medal ceremony shutout U.S. almost suffers a medal ceremony shutoutAt the Sailing World Championships Aarhus 2018While the Dutch-flagged team sailed away from the Sailing World Championships Aarhus 2018 with a stellar report card, the same cannot be said for U.S.-flagged efforts.by David Schmidt Posted 13 Aug 10:30 PDT Darren Burns & Brian Todd on Farr 30s Darren Burns & Brian Todd on Farr 30sDarren Burns and Brian Todd about Farr 30s and the 2018 Helly Hansen Chester Race WeekI interviewed Darren Burns, president of the Farr 30 World Council, and Brian Todd, One Design race officer for the 2018 Helly Hansen Chester Race Week.by David Schmidt Posted 13 Aug 08:00 PDT 2018 America's Cup Hall of Fame Inductions 2018 America's Cup Hall of Fame InductionsCeremony and dinner to be held at the Royal Yacht Squadron in CowesThe Herreshoff Marine Museum / America's Cup Hall of Fame will induct John K. Marshall, Doug Peterson, Syd Fischer, and Ken McAlpine into the America's Cup Hall of Fame on August 31, 2018 at the Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes, England.by Herreshoff Marine Museum Posted 14 Aug 11:44 PDT 420 World Championships day 4 420 World Championships day 4Spanish teams hold four of top nine positions after today's tight racingVery tight racing at the top of all fleets on day four at the 420 World Championships. Heavy rain did not deter the competitors as they have proved they are here to race no matter what the weather.by Event Media Posted 14 Aug 11:38 PDT Welsh breathes new fire in Extreme Sailing Series Welsh breathes new fire in Extreme Sailing SeriesTeam looking to prove themselves as hot competition on home watersCrewed by a mixture of Welsh and English sailing talent, Team Wales boasts an array of racing accolades, from Olympic campaigns to European and World Championships, with many of the team having competed on Extreme Sailing Series circuit in recent years.by Extreme Sailing Series Posted 14 Aug 08:57 PDT Team GBR in the 420 Worlds at Sail Newport day 4 Team GBR in the 420 Worlds at Sail Newport day 4Conditions remain challenging for the sailorsConditions remained highly challenging for both days 3 and 4. Day 3 was again sailed outside Newport Harbour, in 80 degrees and breezes varying between 5 and 10 knots which meant very few people managed to keep large numbers off their scorecards.by Hugo Fisher Posted 14 Aug 08:51 PDT Ida Lewis Distance Race goes big on Friday Ida Lewis Distance Race goes big on Friday51 teams registered to compete in the 2018 editionWith 51 teams registered to compete, the 2018 Ida Lewis Distance Race will create quite the spectacle of sail when it starts at 12:30 p.m. on Friday (August 17) between Fort Adams and Rose Island.by Barby MacGowan Posted 14 Aug 06:01 PDT Plenty captures Farr 40 class in Verve Cup Plenty captures Farr 40 class in Verve CupGreat precursor to the Worlds held at Chicago Yacht ClubLeif Sigmond called it a "great precursor" to the Farr 40 World Championship, and that assessment seemed spot on.by Farr 40 Class Association Posted 14 Aug 05:09 PDT Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race day 3 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race day 3Battle in the Celtic SeaThe cold front that brought tough conditions to the start of the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race have now passed, with the fleet enjoying bright sunshine yesterday and a relatively calm second night at sea.by Louay Habib Posted 14 Aug 04:47 PDT Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image officially launched Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image officially launchedProfessional sailing photographers are invited to enterStarted in 2010, this event is the world's premier photography competition dedicated to the sport of sailing, celebrating the very best yacht racing image taken during the year, and which best represents the essence and excitement of the sport.by Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image Posted 14 Aug 03:21 PDT RS Aero Worlds at Weymouth & Portland overall RS Aero Worlds at Weymouth & Portland overallBig final day held in the shelter of the harbourThe final day of the 206 boat RS Aero Worlds dawned with the likelihood of 30 knot gusts. Fortunately the final two races were scheduled within the relative shelter of Portland Harbour.by RS Aero International Class Posted 13 Aug 21:49 PDT Volvo Gill Optimist British Nationals overall Volvo Gill Optimist British Nationals overallEmily Mueller wins the title in her last ever Optimist event!The Volvo Gill Optimist British National and Open Championships concluded at Plas Heli, Pwllheli, with overall victory for Bermuda's Christian Ebbin and the British championship win going to Emily Mueller.by IOCA UK Posted 13 Aug 11:26 PDT Golden Globe Race day 44 Golden Globe Race day 44East proves best – Jean-Luc Van Den Heede extends lead over Mark Slats to 575 milesOver the weekend, French yachtsman Philippe Péché has fashioned a repair to the aluminium tiller on his Rustler 36 PRB, but without self steering, has decided to head to Cape Town under reduced sail.by Barry Pickthall / GGR Posted 13 Aug 06:58 PDT Gold Cup opens two weeks of racing for 5.5 Metres Gold Cup opens two weeks of racing for 5.5 MetresInternational 5.5 Metre fleet will be gracing the waters off Cowes, UKThe first event is the Scandinavian Gold Cup, which dates back to 1919 and is one of the oldest yachting trophies in the world. It was established by the Nylandska Jaktklubben (NJK) in Helsinkiby Robert Deaves Posted 13 Aug 06:55 PDT Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race day 2 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race day 2The international fleet are licking their wounds after a tough first nightWith 20 knots from the southwest forecast for the Celtic Sea it will be a long hard slog to Mizen Head on the southwest tip of Ireland. Nicolas Troussel's Corum and Phil Sharp's Imerys are side by side, battling for the lead.by Louay Habib Posted 13 Aug 03:59 PDT Two Italian companies co-partner Am Cup challenge Two Italian companies co-partner Am Cup challengeFormer Emirates Team New Zealand sponsor, Pirelli has signed an agreement with Luna Rossa ChallengeFormer Emirates Team New Zealand sponsor, Pirelli has signed an agreement with Luna Rossa Challenge for a partnership aimed which will lead to Luna Rossa's participation in the next edition of the America's Cup, set for New Zealand in 2021.by Luna Rossa Challenge/Sail-World.com/nz Posted 13 Aug 03:10 PDT PA Consulting RS Feva Europeans day 2 PA Consulting RS Feva Europeans day 2Postponed start allows for a Sunday lie-in at the RS GamesWell, what a day! PRO Peter Saxton made the great call to postpone the start time due in part to the high wind forecast for the morning.by Lucy Jameson Posted 13 Aug 02:24 PDT Red Bull Foiling Generation in Geneva Red Bull Foiling Generation in GenevaSailing talents smash speed record on Lake AchenseeThe first Red Bull Foiling Generation national championship held in Austria made history on 10-12 August, as the country's own double Olympic Champions coached a fresh generation of sailors to a new speed record (28,6 knots) for the Tyrol's largest lakeby Fabian Ress Posted 13 Aug 00:27 PDT Home Build International Moth Blog 7 Home Build International Moth Blog 7First flight for Valkyrie!The day for launch of Valkyrie had come. We woke up early for a short trip to Rutland Sailing Club (sadly not the open at Eastbourne) to meet up with the other local (ish) boys for support.by James Sainsbury Posted 12 Aug 23:00 PDT 2018 J/88 North American Championship overall 2018 J/88 North American Championship overallLaura Weyler's Hijinks secures second consecutiveLaura Weyler's Hijinks collected two bullets Sunday to repeat as J/88 North American Champion. With Adam Burns, John Goller, Philip Hasl, Kevin Morgan and Kris Werner, the New York-based team kept all their scores in the top four in all 10 races.by Julie & Christopher Howell Posted 12 Aug 22:21 PDT
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