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WASZP European Slalom Championships WASZP European Slalom Championships 90 boats for inaugural event on Garda Well the wait is officially over! The WASZP European Championships started with a bang! 90 boats competed in the inaugural European Slalom Championship. by Marc Ablett Posted 23 Jul 22:12 UTC Laser Radial World Championship day 5 Laser Radial World Championship day 5 It was a day to stay in phase and stay in the pressure It was a fine day for Laser racing at the Radial Worlds - clear skies and a mostly steady 18-20 knot Westerly. They call this the Kamikaze Wind. The velocity varied a bit, with gusts in the low 20s and lulls down to about 15. by Ravi Subramanian Posted 23 Jul 17:33 UTC Class 40 offshore action set for 2021 and 2023 Class 40 offshore action set for 2021 and 2023 Double-handed circumnavigations in planning While the Transatlantic Race 2019 winners have been announced and the podium positions are filling up in the Transpac Race, word recently arrived of two new doublehanded, round-the-world Class 40 races for 2021 and 2023. by David Schmidt Posted 23 Jul 15:00 UTC World's best 5.5 Metre sailors gather in Helsinki World's best 5.5 Metre sailors gather in Helsinki 100th Anniversary Scandinavian Gold Cup A century ago, the Nyländska Jaktklubben (NJK) in Helsinki, Finland, created a rather small and ornate prize for a race between yachts in Scandinavia. That first year, 1949, it was a single race between teams from Sweden and Finland. Sweden won. by Robert Deaves Posted 23 Jul 14:29 UTC America's Cup: Schedule changes, Superyacht cynics America's Cup: Schedule changes, Superyacht cynics The America's Cup teams are saying little publicly after a round of meetings in Newport RI The America's Cup continues to simmer away, with the issues of the day being foiling arm delivery, the America's Cup World Series schedule, Kiwi media discounting superyacht visitor numbers, and including the latest ACWS promotional video from Prada. by Richard Gladwell Sail-World NZ Posted 23 Jul 13:14 UTC GKA Freestyle World Cup Fuerteventura overall GKA Freestyle World Cup Fuerteventura overall Corniel Conquers Yesterday Paula Novotna won the women's division here at the GKA Freestyle World Cup Fuerteventura 2019, and today Adeuri Corniel won the men's with the most powerful performance of the entire event! by Matt Pearce Posted 23 Jul 09:34 UTC RS Feva World Championships day 1 RS Feva World Championships day 1 200 boats kick off with a bang in Follonica, Tuscany The 2019 RS Feva World Championships have kicked off with a bang in the beautiful town of Follonica. The 200 boats will race in a qualification series for two days before splitting into gold, silver and bronze fleet for the final series. by Vikki Payne Posted 23 Jul 08:52 UTC 264 youth sailors line-up for 420 Junior Europeans 264 youth sailors line-up for 420 Junior Europeans Ready to battle in north-western Spain today A strong line-up of some of the best youth sailors in the 420 Class are ready to battle it out for glory at the 420 Junior European Championship taking place at the Galician Sailing Centre in Vilagarcia de Arousa, north-western Spain from 23-30 July 2019. by International 420 Class Association Posted 23 Jul 06:24 UTC RS700 European Championship at Garda day 1 RS700 European Championship at Garda day 1 A tough decision to go bang the cliffs as per usual? It was a tricky day's sailing today, the first day of the International Championship for the RS700s. Competitors were grateful for an inner loop but the lack of a leeward gate was strange to some. by Theo Galyer Posted 23 Jul 06:16 UTC RS Aero UK Nationals & International Open preview RS Aero UK Nationals & International Open preview Over eighty sailors are now registered for tomorrow's event Over eighty RS Aeros are now registered for this week's RS Aero UK National Championships & International Open. This is the Class' 5th Nationals and the first visit of the Champs to Scotland. by RS Aero UK Class Association Posted 23 Jul 04:03 UTC 38 Copa del Rey Mapfre - Swan participation 38 Copa del Rey Mapfre - Swan participation Over a quarter of the 133-boat fleet attending the 38th edition The Copa del Rey MAPFRE, organized by the Real Club Náutico de Palma, is one of the most important regattas on the Mediterranean calendar. It has always been hugely popular with Swan owners. by Nautor's Swan Posted 22 Jul 18:39 UTC 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 16:54 UTC 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 15:56 UTC 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 14:29 UTC Irish Fireball Nationals at Howth Irish Fireball Nationals at Howth Noel Butler and Stephen Oram take the title in style Noel Butler and Stephen Oram (National Yacht Club) are the 2019 Irish Fireball National Champions after nine races at Howth Yacht Club. The pair scored seven first places discarding a third and a fourth to take the title in style. by Frank Miller Posted 22 Jul 14:16 UTC 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 11:00 UTC Panerai British Classic Week overall Panerai British Classic Week overall Laurent Giles one-off sloop Whooper wins This year's Panerai British Classic Week saw a fleet of over 50 classic yachts from across Europe put through their paces in the challenging tidal waters of in the Solent in all weather conditions. by Helen Porter Posted 22 Jul 10:52 UTC 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 08:39 UTC 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 22 Jul 03:57 UTC 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 22:00 UTC 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 21:28 UTC 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 21:17 UTC 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 19:49 UTC 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 18:06 UTC M32 European Series Marstrand overall M32 European Series Marstrand overall Bliksem sets the new benchmark Pieter Taselaar's Bliksem recorded its best performance yet at the M32 European Series Marstrand today, winning five out of six races. In the 'one that got away' the New York-based Dutchman's team recovered from an OCS to finish second. by M32 Series Posted 21 Jul 17:54 UTC Team Beijaflore are Tour Voile Champions Team Beijaflore are Tour Voile Champions A truly unforgettable Super Final A thrilling match within the match saw overall leaders Team Beijaflore and Cheminées Poujoulat embark on an incredible battle to the very last tack with a breathtaking comeback from Beijaflore in the final few metres that clinched the title for the team. by Tour Voile Posted 21 Jul 17:49 UTC 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 12:45 UTC 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 11:00 UTC 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 10:33 UTC 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 09:44 UTC 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 09:18 UTC Team Dutch Wave in to the top ten Team Dutch Wave in to the top ten Rising from 17th to 10th place in the World Match Racing Rankings Team Dutch Wave rose from 17th to 10th place in the World Match Racing Rankings. They are the first team from the Netherlands to earn a top ten ranking in over a decade. by Dutch Wave Posted 21 Jul 08:26 UTC 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 07:54 UTC Zoom 8 World Championship at Circolo vela Arco Zoom 8 World Championship at Circolo vela Arco Ttitles awarded to Denmark and Estonia As the summer season comes to life, the Circolo Vela Arco has assigned the world titles of the ZOOM8 class after a wonderful week of wind and sunshine, a single spread above all between northern and eastern Europe. by Elena Giolai Posted 21 Jul 06:42 UTC 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 21 Jul 05:55 UTC 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 21:52 UTC M32 European Series Marstrand day 2 M32 European Series Marstrand day 2 Richard Davies' Section 16 from Switzerland managed to score a bullet Day two of the M32 European Series Marstrand dawned with the brilliant sunshine so lacking on Friday, but with a shortage of wind. However building cumulus cloud inland brought a sense of promise. by M32 Series Posted 20 Jul 21:30 UTC 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 21:07 UTC Azzurra is in the lead of the 52 Super Series Azzurra is in the lead of the 52 Super Series Azzurra sailed well and her team showed style and class This morning Azzurra and her team docked out determined to recover the five points that separated them from Quantum, the event's provisional leader. It was going to be tough seeing how strong the adversary was by Azzurra Posted 20 Jul 20:56 UTC 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 20:03 UTC
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