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Edgartown Race Weekend preview Edgartown Race Weekend preview Beau Geste and Fling 16 to match up in IRC Karl Kwok of Hong Kong has never raced at the Edgartown Yacht Club's Edgartown Race Weekend; however, it has always been on his sailing Bucket List. by Barby MacGowan Posted 22 Jul 17:28 PDT Transat New York - Les Sables d'Olonne preview Transat New York - Les Sables d'Olonne preview Next edition promises to be a top-flight match 20 to 25 IMOCA skippers will likely take the start of the next Transat New-York Vendee - Les Sables d'Olonne compared with 14 for its inaugural edition in 2016. by IMOCA Globe Series Posted 22 Jul 09:54 PDT Laser Radial World Championship day 4 Laser Radial World Championship day 4 Final series begins in women's fleet The Finals Series for Radial Women's Worlds began today after the conclusion of the five race Qualifying Series yesterday. The 111 sailors have been split into Gold and Silver fleets and will race in those fleets for the remainder of the event. by Ravi Subramanian Posted 22 Jul 08:56 PDT 2019 Rolex Fastnet Race - Hot prospects 2019 Rolex Fastnet Race - Hot prospects Andy Rice reviews the competition in classes IRC Zero, One and Two The weather will play a significant outcome in determining the overall results of the Rolex Fastnet Race. Winning your division is more within each team's control, and here we'll look at the top three IRC handicap categories in terms of size and speed. by Andy Rice / RORC Posted 22 Jul 07:29 PDT Transpac 50 - Half the fleet are in Hawaii Transpac 50 - Half the fleet are in Hawaii A flood of both fast and slow entries converging together on the finish Mostly favorable weather conditions for this race and the staggered start paradigm has created for the 50th edition of the Transpacific Yacht Race what was intended: a flood of both fast and slow entries converging together on the finish in Hawaii. by Transpacific Yacht Club Posted 22 Jul 06:09 PDT Wetsuit Outlet UK Moth Nationals preview Wetsuit Outlet UK Moth Nationals preview Get your entry in now for September's event in Weymouth The Wetsuit Outlet 2019 UK Moth Nationals are taking place at Castle Cove Sailing Club between 12th & 15th September. The entry has been capped at 75 boats, with pre-entry essential as we don't want to risk turning travellers away on the day. by IMCA UK Posted 22 Jul 04:00 PDT GKA Freestyle World Cup Fuerteventura day 2 GKA Freestyle World Cup Fuerteventura day 2 Paula Novotna wins the women's title Today, Paula Novotna won the GKA Freestyle World Cup Fuerteventura at the end of an epic day packed with trials and tribulations in challenging conditions! by Matt Pearce Posted 22 Jul 01:39 PDT A sad day for Ronstan A sad day for Ronstan Today the Ronstan team mourns the passing of Ron Allatt Today the Ronstan team mourns the passing of Ron Allatt, who died peacefully with his wife Jan at his side, on the 19th July, 2019. Ron was 89. by Alistair Murray Posted 21 Jul 20:57 PDT Please meet, Mr. Tacking Please meet, Mr. Tacking This amazing little fellow is an absolute trooper and completely inspirational This amazing little fellow is an absolute trooper. He's also completely inspirational. I am minding him, and he is totally blind due to his diseased eyes being removed a while back. I've taken to calling him Mr Tacking, as he is a natural sailor by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS Posted 21 Jul 15:00 PDT Fastnet tragedy recalled ahead of 40th anniversary Fastnet tragedy recalled ahead of 40th anniversary Roger Vaughan has now published a second edition of his book 'Fastnet: One Man's Voyage' Nothing had prepared Life magazine writer Roger Vaughan for his abrupt full-immersion baptism in the icy waters of the Irish Sea in the fatal Fastnet Race of 1979. Vaughan has now published a second edition of his book as a digital work on Amazon.com by Keith Taylor/Roger Vaughan Posted 21 Jul 14:28 PDT Laser Radial World Championship day 3 Laser Radial World Championship day 3 Qualifying series complete in Japan The typhoon that was headed north towards the Sea of Japan veered west, over the Korean Peninsula, and is no longer a threat to Radial Worlds in Sakaiminato City. But it's likely influencing weather patterns in the region. by Ravi Subramanian Posted 21 Jul 14:17 PDT Nautor's Swan returns to the Copa del Rey MAPFRE Nautor's Swan returns to the Copa del Rey MAPFRE Confirming a special bond between the RCNP and Nautor's Swan boatyard For the third consecutive year, Swan will participate with three one design classes, which in this edition constitutes a quarter of the Mediterranean's supreme regatta's total fleet. by Alejandro Varela Posted 21 Jul 12:49 PDT Melges 24 European Series at Scarlino overall Melges 24 European Series at Scarlino overall Reigning European Champions grab victory early From the first day of racing in Scarlino, the reigning European Champions onboard Maidollis set their own pace to the whole 24-boats fleet and, with partial results of 1-3-3-2-1-6-2-1-DNC, grab the victory of the event a regatta in advance. by IM24CA Posted 21 Jul 11:06 PDT Governor's Cup: Kiwi team contest Final - Day 5 Governor's Cup: Kiwi team contest Final - Day 5 Egnot-Johnson and Takahashi contest Governor's Cup Final in Balboa RNZYS Performance Programme Team KNOTS Racing have won the 53rd Annual Governor's Cup at the Balboa Yacht Club in Newport Beach California after beating RNZYS PP Pacific Racing Team three matches to two in an epic final. by Andrew Delves, RNZYS Posted 21 Jul 07:13 PDT Jessica Uniack Memorial Beach to Bay Race Jessica Uniack Memorial Beach to Bay Race Youth competition and camarade at Long Beach Yacht Club It was family fun day at the 32nd annual Jessica Uniack Memorial Beach to Bay Race Thursday, July 18! The event for seven to 17-year old's saw 122 boats race along a five-mile course that took 12 classes of dinghies, helmed by 144 young sailors by Long Beach Yacht Club Posted 21 Jul 06:26 PDT Countdown begins for 14th Transat Jacques Vabre Countdown begins for 14th Transat Jacques Vabre 67 duos are getting ready to head for Salvador de Bahia in Brazil The entries have closed and 67 teams with 134 skippers in three classes (Class40, Mulit50 and IMOCA) will depart from Le Havre on October 27 for the start of the 14th edition of the Transat Jacques Vabre. by Media TJV 2019 Posted 21 Jul 05:45 PDT AST announced as satellite communications supplier AST announced as satellite communications supplier To the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race Clipper Round the World Yacht Race has announced that leading satellite communications specialist Applied Satellite Technology Ltd (AST) is to be the Official Satellite Communications Supplier to the 2019-20 edition of the biennial race. by Grace Kitching Posted 21 Jul 04:00 PDT Governor's Cup 2019 at Balboa Yacht Club overall Governor's Cup 2019 at Balboa Yacht Club overall Egnot-Johnson (NZL) survives a late charge by Takahashi (NZL) to win the finals 3-2 After five days, 22 round-robins, semi-final matches and final matches, which all took the full five races to determine the first team to win three, the 53rd Governor's Cup International Youth Match Racing Championship hosted the Balboa Yacht Club by Susan Kenney Posted 21 Jul 03:33 PDT Gahinet to co-skipper MACIF with Gabart Gahinet to co-skipper MACIF with Gabart A dynamic duo enter the Brest Atlantiques in November The MACIF trimaran will be skippered by the round the world single-handed record holder and co-skippered by the co-holder of the Jules Verne Trophy, in the race that sets off in a loop from Brest. by Trimaran MACIF Posted 21 Jul 02:44 PDT Close racing at NYYC 175th Anniversary Regatta Close racing at NYYC 175th Anniversary Regatta Rougarou37 wins the New York Yacht Club 175th Anniversary Regatta on final race Racing came to a bittersweet end for the Melges IC37 Fleet today at the New York Yacht Club 175th Anniversary Regatta. The event's final day was sailed in Newport's perfect summer conditions: sunshine and sea breeze. by Melges Performance Sailboats Posted 21 Jul 02:35 PDT Jean-Michel Lautie crowned J/22 World Champion Jean-Michel Lautie crowned J/22 World Champion Thirty-one boats sailed the 2019 J/22 Worlds in Warnemuender, Germany The J/22 teams came from Austria, Canada, Cayman Islands, France, Germany, and The Netherlands. In the end, Jean-Michel Lautie, the "Flying Dutchman" from The Netherlands won the J/22 World Championship. by J/Boats Posted 21 Jul 02:18 PDT J/Crews dominate Chicago to Mackinac Race J/Crews dominate Chicago to Mackinac Race The 111th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac will go down as one of the slowest on record The wind conditions favored the lighter side of the spectrum, with teams that played the delicate balance of hugging the Wisconsin shoreline and then venturing into the middle of Lake Michigan finding huge dividends in the upper half/ third of the race. by J/Boats Posted 21 Jul 02:06 PDT A meeting of big boats at 38 Copa del Rey MAPFRE A meeting of big boats at 38 Copa del Rey MAPFRE The three boats will be sailing in the Mallorca Sotheby's IRC They are an impressive sight to behold; with close to 22 metres of boat length and a team of 20 crew, Proteus, Bella Mente and Cannonball are the three largest boats that will compete in the 38th edition of the Copa del Rey MAPFRE. by Alejandro Varela Posted 21 Jul 00:54 PDT Finishers start pouring in at Transpac 50 Finishers start pouring in at Transpac 50 A large wave of finishers has started to cross the finish line With the conditions on the race course remaining perfect, the first of a large wave of finishers has started to cross the finish line at Diamond Head in the 50th edition of the 2225-mile LA-Honolulu Transpacific Yacht Race. by Transpacific Yacht Club Posted 21 Jul 00:46 PDT GKA Freestyle World Cup Fuerteventura day 1 GKA Freestyle World Cup Fuerteventura day 1 Competition underway after a couple of false starts due to changeable conditions After a couple of false starts due to changeable conditions, the main event got under way at 12:30 today. The riders had seven trick attempts available, and heat winners would progress on to round three while second and third place would go again by Matt Pearce Posted 20 Jul 22:55 PDT Melges 24 European Series at Scarlino day 2 Melges 24 European Series at Scarlino day 2 It's an All Italian fight for the podium in Scarlino The Corinthian division sees a great comeback by Taki 4 of Marco Zammarchi, who climbs up to the fifth place of the overall ranking with 7-3-5 as daily results and becomes the new leader of the Corinthian fleet by IM24CA Posted 20 Jul 14:52 PDT Laser Radial World Championship day 2 Laser Radial World Championship day 2 Wind drops early and some races cancelled Sailors headed out to the course under overcast skies and a light drizzle. Clouds perched on the peak of Daisen and nestled in the surrounding hills. But 10 to 15 knots out of the East showed for a promising day. by Ravi Subramanian Posted 20 Jul 14:07 PDT Finn Silver Cup overall Finn Silver Cup overall Cardona and Theuninck secure silver and bronze in sunny Anzio With the pressure off after securing the 2019 U23 Finn World Championship for the Jorg Bruder Finn Silver Cup, a day early, Oskari Muhonen, from Finland, led all the way in the final race to record one of the biggest winning margins of the week. by Robert Deaves Posted 20 Jul 13:03 PDT Cascais 52 Super Series Sailing Week overall Cascais 52 Super Series Sailing Week overall Quantum Racing clinch their first event of the 2019 season Quantum Racing clinched their first 52 Super Series regatta title of the 2019 season, but their perennial arch rivals Azzurra ran them close, the Italian-Argentine teams losing out by a matter of a only a couple of metres on the finish line. by 52 Super Series Posted 20 Jul 12:48 PDT Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta returns to Marblehead Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta returns to Marblehead Boston YC will host more than 150 teams across 14 fleets Training and preparation were vital to Smith's past success, and this season he plans to share his knowledge as a coach and mentor. Smith notes the importance of working out the kinks throughout the season so teams can peak at the right time. by Tony Veneziano Posted 20 Jul 11:53 PDT Finn youth talk about Paris 2024 Olympic decision Finn youth talk about Paris 2024 Olympic decision Some sailors won't have an Olympic option after Tokyo 2020 During the 2019 U23 Finn World Championship for the Finn Silver Cup in Anzio, Italy, we spoke to various sailors about what it means to them personally not to have the option of the Finn after Tokyo 2020. by Robert Deaves Posted 20 Jul 09:29 PDT North Sails Weekly Debrief North Sails Weekly Debrief A week of World Champions North Sails is proud to add three new world champions to the #NSVictoryList. Beyond cleaning up on World Champ titles, North Sails outfitted the inventories on 12 of the 14 podium finishers. by North Sails Posted 20 Jul 09:00 PDT ACO 10th MUSTO Skiff Worlds wrap-up ACO 10th MUSTO Skiff Worlds wrap-up Medemblik got a bit of everything The two double MUSTO Skiff World Champions Jon Newman (AUS) and Bruce Keen (GBR) were again the main players in the exciting finale of the ACO 10th MUSTO Skiff World Championship 2019 in Medemblik. by Diana Bogaards Posted 20 Jul 07:06 PDT Governor's Cup: RNZYS team make Semi's - Day 4 Governor's Cup: RNZYS team make Semi's - Day 4 Three of the four semi-finalists in the 2019 Governor's Cup are from RNZYS Youth Programs Four semi-finalists were decided on Day 4 of the Governor's Cup, and three of those are teams from the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron. Leonard Takahashi, Frankie Dair and Nick Egnot-Johnson are joined by American Jack Parkin in the top four by Andrew Delves, RNZYS Posted 20 Jul 06:47 PDT RIO100 wins Merlin Trophy in Transpac 50 RIO100 wins Merlin Trophy in Transpac 50 Fastest monohull without powered performance systems With a finish time of 19:34:25 HST today, Manouch Moshayedi's Bakewell-White 100 RIO100 has become the fastest monohull without powered performance systems to finish the 50th edition of the biennial 2225-mile LA-Honolulu Transpacific Yacht Race. by Transpacific Yacht Club Posted 20 Jul 06:04 PDT Every day a nightmare for this "Plastic Village" Every day a nightmare for this "Plastic Village" Race for Water takes us to Indonesia Two poignant films showing the painful reality of an innocent population drowning in the waste of the world. by Race For Water Posted 20 Jul 03:56 PDT Governor's Cup 2019 at Balboa Yacht Club day 4 Governor's Cup 2019 at Balboa Yacht Club day 4 Jack Parkin (USA) and Nick Egnot-Johnson (NZL) go 1-1 in their Semi-final After four days of racing, the leaderboard of the 53rd Governor's Cup International Youth Match Racing Championship hosted by Balboa Yacht Club, finally sorted itself out and the semi-final matches began, but not without some high drama by Susan Kenney Posted 20 Jul 03:18 PDT Over 30 IMOCAs enter Transat Jacques Vabre Over 30 IMOCAs enter Transat Jacques Vabre List of TJV duos revealed, and IMOCA is the biggest class Whilst Alan Roura (La Fabrique) hurtles across the Atlantic in a bid to secure the singlehanded North Atlantic record (50 miles in front with 666 miles to go), the list of duos signed up for the Transat Jacques Vabre 2019 was revealed yesterday by IMOCA Globe Series Posted 20 Jul 02:18 PDT Dramatic conclusion to Youth Worlds Dramatic conclusion to Youth Worlds Competition was wide open for medals in the six fleets Littlewood and Butowski ended up locked on 63 points and the Australian claimed silver having won two races across the nine race series. Butowski, a resident of Gdynia, settled for bronze but it could have easily been gold. by World Sailing Posted 19 Jul 22:52 PDT Melges IC37 class at New York day 5 Melges IC37 class at New York day 5 Rougarou37 takes the lead on the penultimate day The penultimate day of the New York Yacht Club 175th Anniversary Regatta has come to a close, but with narrow point margins throughout the scoreboard, the podium positions for the Melges IC37 fleet are far from decided. by Melges Performance Sailboats Posted 19 Jul 21:12 PDT
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