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St. Barth Cata Cup overall St. Barth Cata Cup overallGreeks expected to win, Belgians sail to victory!The fourth and final day of the 11th St. Barth Cata Cup was expected to be decisive, at least for second and third place. But things turned out completely differently than anticipated.by St. Barth Cata Cup Press Posted 18 Nov 22:01 PST On us before you know it On us before you know itIt's a bit like barrelling into the bottom mark doing about 25 knots in a blowIt's a bit like barrelling into the bottom mark doing about 25 knots in a blow, and you have to set up for a Mexican. Only thing is, the boats we are talking about do something like twice that speed..by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS Posted 18 Nov 13:00 PST RC44 Cascais Cup overall RC44 Cascais Cup overallZero to hero RC44 claims Cascais and ChampionshipGiant waves kicked up by an Atlantic gale oddly combined with no wind in the vicinity of Cascais resulted in racing being cancelled on the final day of the RC44 Cascais Cup.by Jessica Gray Posted 18 Nov 12:25 PST J/99 Offshore Speedster update J/99 Offshore Speedster updateHulls #1 and #2 are nearing completion at J/CompositesWe're excited to report that J/99 hulls #1 and #2 are nearing completion at J/Composites and the J/Team is gearing up for a very busy December. Twenty (20) J/99 orders are already confirmed which extends the initial backlog into July 2019.by J-boats Posted 18 Nov 04:08 PST Rag & Famish takes 18ft Skiff Spring Championship Rag & Famish takes 18ft Skiff Spring ChampionshipR Marine Pittwater took out today's final race in SydneyR Marine Pittwater took out today's final race of the Spring Championship series on Sydney Harbour, but it was the young Rag & Famish team which became the 2018 champion when the team finished just one point ahead of Finport Financeby Frank Quealey Posted 18 Nov 00:19 PST A Cat World Championship day 1 A Cat World Championship day 1First days racing at the Worlds abandoned after wind exceeded class limits.In the famous words of the British journalist Brian Hanrahan, aboard HMS Hermes 'I counted them out, and I counted them all back'. This is how it felt on the first dramatic day of the 'A' Cat Worlds.by Gordon Upton Posted 17 Nov 22:36 PST St. Barth Cata Cup day 3 St. Barth Cata Cup day 3Sailing toward a second Greek victory?Winds between 15 and 18 knots, seas much calmer than earlier this week, and a big tropical sun: this third day of competition for the 11th St. Barth Cata Cup saw almost ideal sailing conditions, allowing the committee to launch two great races.by St. Barth Cata Cup Press Posted 17 Nov 20:21 PST Malizia II - YCM finished fifth IMOCA Malizia II - YCM finished fifth IMOCAIn the Route du Rhum-Destination GuadeloupeAfter 13 days 3 hours 47 minutes and 30 seconds of racing Boris Herrmann crossed the finish line of the solo transatlantic Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe race organised every four years.by Isabelle Andrieux Posted 17 Nov 13:46 PST Oman Sail are first ever Diam World Tour winners Oman Sail are first ever Diam World Tour winnersAfter latest success in the PacificOman Sail's Diam 24 team are celebrating after winning the first ever Diam World Tour with another competitive performance at the deciding event in Polynesia.by Oman Sail Posted 17 Nov 13:36 PST Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe day 14 Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe day 14Today's IMOCA analysis by Gwénolé GahinetWhen he crossed the finish line in Pointe-à-Pitre at 0023hrs UTC last night, Paul Meilhat won the the Route du Rhum in the IMOCA category, taking into account the 24-hour penalty given to Alex Thomson for starting his engine after running aground.by Route du Rhum Posted 17 Nov 10:00 PST RC44 Cascais Cup day 3 RC44 Cascais Cup day 3Charisma cleans up in big conditionsHow things can change. After two light days but with a comparatively large Atlantic swell running, an aggressive-looking cold front off the Portugese coast looked set to make racing impossible on the penultimate day of the RC44 Cascais Cup.by Jessica Gray Posted 17 Nov 09:50 PST St. Barth Cata Cup day 2 St. Barth Cata Cup day 2Right side up and upside downOn Friday, the second day of competition for the 11th St. Barth Cata Cup, the weather conditions made life difficult, not only for the race committee, which had to adapt the schedule in relationship to passing rain showersby St. Barth Cata Cup Press Posted 17 Nov 05:05 PST North Sails Weekly Debrief North Sails Weekly DebriefRoute du Rhum, Race Record, Grand Prix Season win, Speed Reading, Art & Science of SailsFrancis Joyon set a new race record and won the 2018 Route du Rhum in what was the closest finish since the race began in 1978.by North Sails Posted 17 Nov 04:00 PST Hall Spars reduce lead times on carbon battens Hall Spars reduce lead times on carbon battensHall Spars have announced a generational change in the supply and support of he carbon batten marketHall Spars have announced a generational change in the supply and support of he carbon batten market. A third carbon batten product allows Hall Spars to offer sail battens suitable for yachts from racing dinghies through to supermaxis and superyachts.by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz Posted 17 Nov 02:13 PST A delighted Meilhat is crowned IMOCA winner A delighted Meilhat is crowned IMOCA winnerPaul Meilhat crowned the unexpected winner of the IMOCA classFrench solo skipper Paul Meilhat at the helm of SMA was crowned the unexpected winner of the IMOCA class in the 2018 Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe solo transatlantic race today from Saint Malo in Brittany to Pointe-à-Pitre in Guadeloupe.by Route du Rhum Posted 17 Nov 00:57 PST Brittle signs for fourth America's Cup in AC75 Brittle signs for fourth America's Cup in AC75At 6ft 5" and 110kg Chris Brittle will be part of the engineroom on INEOS Team UKChris Brittle has campaigned for three America's Cups, competed on the Olympic circuit and been the training partner for two gold medal winning Olympic campaigns. by INEOS Team UK Posted 17 Nov 00:31 PST New developments for Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta New developments for Antigua Classic Yacht RegattaSteering Committee's job is to make people happyThe main aim of this new Committee is to make sure all our competitors are happy. It is therefore focusing more on what happens on the water by introducing windward starts and new courses so that the racing is both safer and more challenging.by Ginny Field Posted 16 Nov 23:02 PST Harvest Moon Regatta in Texas Harvest Moon Regatta in TexasA 150nm trek from Galveston Island to Port AransasThis year, the regatta was returning for the first time to Port Aransas after the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. The grand finale to Texas's sailing season, there would be upwards of 1,500 sailors, family and friends at the Welcome Sailor Rum Partyby J/Boats Posted 16 Nov 19:00 PST Round The County Race at Orcas Island Round The County Race at Orcas Island117 boats at everyone's favorite "welcome to winter" raceThe forecast for the Islands turned out to be reasonably accurate. For Saturday, it was East winds five to 15 knots becoming NE in the afternoon. Then, on Sunday, the wind shifted into the North and was about 8-10 kts and relatively flat waters.by J/Boats Posted 16 Nov 13:56 PST RC44 Cascais Cup day 2 RC44 Cascais Cup day 2Four races, four different winnersTo make up for yesterday's missed race and with the prospect of a possibly 'too big' weekend ahead, four races were held on day two of the RC44 Cascais Cup, the final event of the 2018 championship for the high performance owner-driver one designs.by Jessica Gray Posted 16 Nov 12:38 PST 11th St. Barth Cata Cup gets off to a flying start 11th St. Barth Cata Cup gets off to a flying startRacing in St Jean Bay, and then between islets of Tortue and BœufThe 11th edition of the St.Barth Cata Cup got off to a flying start on Thursday, since as expected, the weather conditions brought high winds, between 16 and 20 knots, but which allowed the committee to launch two races.by St. Barth Cata Cup Press Posted 16 Nov 11:26 PST Brassieres topless at Red Bra Regatta Brassieres topless at Red Bra RegattaMore than 100 women on fourteen boats met on San Francisco BayThe idea for the Red Bra Regatta was hatched from an amusing protest incident in the Jazz Cup, the annual Labor Day weekend race to Benicia, a decade or so ago.by Kara Hugglestone / Sail Couture Posted 16 Nov 11:21 PST 2018 Resolute Cup documentary 2018 Resolute Cup documentaryAmerica's sailing capital saved the best for last, and so did San DiegoWith three strong results in the double-points medal round, the team representing the SDYC, skipper Tyler Sinks with crew Nick Martin, Nick Kaschack and Max Hutchinson, moved up the scoreboard from fourth.by New York Yacht Club / Resolute Cup Posted 16 Nov 10:07 PST Alex Thomson finishes Route du Rhum Alex Thomson finishes Route du RhumFirst IMOCA across the line, but jury has to give a 24 hour penaltyThe British yachtsman Alex Thomson stood on board his damaged yacht, Hugo Boss, moored to the quayside in Guadeloupe this morning and told the assembled media that he did not deserve to win the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe.by Route du Rhum Posted 16 Nov 08:06 PST F101 End of season Tribal Gathering at Mar Menor F101 End of season Tribal Gathering at Mar MenorAn experiment in alternative event formatsThe Tribe came from far and wide to the end of season F101 Tribal Gathering, hosted by Pro Vela in Mar Menor Spain. Sunshine, temperatures just into the low 20's and wind greeted competitors from USA, Canada, Argentina, Norway, Holland, Spain and the UK.by Rob Andrews Posted 16 Nov 07:48 PST Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe day 13 Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe day 13There has been a huge upset in the race between the IMOCAsComfortably leading the Route du Rhum and on his way to a clear victory, British sailor, Alex Thomson ran aground last night at the foot of a cliff in the north of Grande-Terre (Guadeloupe), just 75 miles from the finish.by Route du Rhum Posted 16 Nov 06:34 PST Damage to Alex Thomson's Hugo Boss Damage to Alex Thomson's Hugo BossIn closing stages of Route du Rhum-Destination GuadeloupeFollowing initial reports that Alex Thomson's Hugo Boss had grounded on rocks during the final miles of the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe while leading the IMOCA class, Race Direction has contacted the British skipper to check his status.by Route du Rhum Posted 16 Nov 01:04 PST Route du Rhum Thomson is first IMOCA60 Route du Rhum Thomson is first IMOCA60Alex Thomson runs aground on Guadeloupe Island during night, but is first to finishTop British solo sailor and Route du Rhum race leader in the IMOCA60 class has run aground on Guadeloupe island just short of the finish of the finish for the La Route du Rhum: Destination Guadeloupe solo yacht race.by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz Posted 15 Nov 21:38 PST Armel Tripon wins Multi50 class Armel Tripon wins Multi50 classThird finishers crossed the line in Route du Rhum-Destination GuadeloupeBlessed with bright Caribbean sunshine and a 20-knot trade wind for the final passage around the island of Basse Terre, French solo skipper Armel Tripon today won the Multi50 class in the 2018 Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe.by Route du Rhum Posted 15 Nov 17:21 PST Ashby wins A-Cat titles in Qld with perfect score Ashby wins A-Cat titles in Qld with perfect scoreAmerica's Cup skipper wins Pre-Worlds in Queensland, Burling second + VideoEmirates Team New Zealand skipper, Glenn Ashby, has won his 11th Australian National championship title in the Int A-Class foiling catamaran division. Peter Burling sailed consistently in the three races sailed on the final day to finish second.by Sail-World.com/nz Posted 15 Nov 16:01 PST RC44 Cascais Cup day 1 RC44 Cascais Cup day 1Aqua and Nika edge aheadDespite being mid-November, Portugal laid on warm temperatures and light winds for the opening day of the RC44 Cascais Cup, the final regatta of 2018 for the high performance one design monohulls.by Jessica Gray Posted 15 Nov 14:17 PST Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe day 12 Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe day 12Alex Thomson is expected off Tête à l'Anglais islandIt is shortly after midnight in Europe that Alex Thomson is expected off Tête à l'Anglais island to the north of Basse-Terre. He will then have the tricky task of sailing around Guadeloupe.by Route du Rhum Posted 15 Nov 12:15 PST Spinlock Sail-Sense wins DAME Award at METS Spinlock Sail-Sense wins DAME Award at METSVoted best design in the marine electronics categorySpinlock is pleased to announce that its new app-driven sail monitoring and management tool 'Sail-Sense' has won a DAME Award for marine electronics at the METSTRADE show in Amsterdam.by Spinlock Posted 15 Nov 09:00 PST National Sailing Hall of Fame inductees National Sailing Hall of Fame inducteesSix of sailing's significant contributorsThe Induction Weekend has evolved into an annual reunion of the sailing fraternity and the LYC clubhouse was overflowing with former crews of the maxi yachts Boomerang and Matador, each owned by an Inducteeby Jan Harley Posted 15 Nov 06:30 PST All set at the 11th St. Barth Cata Cup All set at the 11th St. Barth Cata Cup51 crews representing the 11 nations are ready to set sailA challenge that promises to be especially vigorous, with winds coming from the east at 20 to 25 knots—at least for the first two days of the competition.by St. Barth Cata Cup Press Posted 15 Nov 04:20 PST Clipper Ventures leads new era of sailing in China Clipper Ventures leads new era of sailing in ChinaChinese sailing industry is evolving in an exciting wayClipper Ventures, the British organiser of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, co-founded by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and William Ward OBE, today announced the biggest expansion in its 23-year history, with the opening of a new Chinese-based division.by Kathryn Pridie Posted 15 Nov 04:00 PST Martinique Flying Regatta arrives in the Caribbean Martinique Flying Regatta arrives in the CaribbeanWhat better formula could there be for a modern sailing regatta?It has touched every aspect from the giant Ultime trimarans and IMOCA 60s competing in the Route du Rhum, to the America's Cup catamarans and monohulls to the Nacra 17 catamarans raced in the Olympic Games.by Sailing Intelligence Posted 15 Nov 02:10 PST Mele's offshore evolution at Transatlantic Race Mele's offshore evolution at Transatlantic RaceInterview with Joe Mele, owner of Triple LindyFor Joe Mele, a 55-year-old retired doctor of internal medicine in New York City and fantastical stunt diver, ocean racing is about more than the competition.by Stuart Streuli Posted 15 Nov 02:02 PST Zhik launch new offshore ZK Seaboot 900 Zhik launch new offshore ZK Seaboot 900As a result of Volvo Ocean Race successThe new ZK Seaboot 900 is a product created as direct result of Zhik's partnership with team AkzoNobel and the Dongfeng Race Team, overall winners of the recent Volvo Ocean Race.by Liz Rushall Posted 15 Nov 01:00 PST Plymouth to host 2019 Rolex Fastnet Race finish Plymouth to host 2019 Rolex Fastnet Race finishCity has marked the end of the biennial yacht race finish since its inception in 1925Plymouth City Council and the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) have confirmed that Plymouth will host the finish of the 2019 Rolex Fastnet Race.by Trish Jenkins Posted 15 Nov 00:15 PST
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