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World Sailing AGM to be held electronically World Sailing AGM to be held electronically Plus nominations are open for election of Board of Directors World Sailing will hold its 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM) and General Assembly electronically, due to the global challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. by World Sailing Posted 5 Aug 18:54 UTC Ireland's Tom Dolan set for final warm-up Ireland's Tom Dolan set for final warm-up The Solo Concarneau is the final key check in before La Solitaire du Figaro Tom Dolan sailing Smurfit Kappa is looking to the 380 nautical miles Solo Concarneau Trophée Guy Cotten to confirm that he has everything in place for the season's pinnacle solo event, the 1830 miles, four stage La Solitaire du Figaro. by Tom Dolan Racing Posted 5 Aug 17:52 UTC Atlantic Crossing OBR Report #1 Atlantic Crossing OBR Report #1 Onboard update from Amory as the team closes out their third day at sea Onboard update from Amory Ross as the team closes out their third day at sea for their Atlantic crossing training sail from France to Newport, RI. by 11th Hour Racing Posted 5 Aug 16:31 UTC Mirabaud Sailing Video of the Century jury named Mirabaud Sailing Video of the Century jury named Special edition will reward the best films from 2000 to today! Two women and four men make up the international jury of the Mirabaud Sailing Video of the Century: Ludovica Anti, Martina Orsini, Rob Peake, Gary Jobson, Nicolas Mirabaud and Rob Faris. by Mirabaud Sailing Video Award Posted 5 Aug 15:11 UTC Zhik appoints Plastimo as distributor Zhik appoints Plastimo as distributor To expand trading in France, Belgium and the French domestic territories Zhik is proud to announce a collaboration with Plastimo, the prestigious marine industry safety manufacturer and equipment wholesaler, as their new distributor for France, Belgium and the French domestic territories. by Liz Rushall Posted 5 Aug 08:00 UTC America's Cup: Arb Panel rules on CIC application America's Cup: Arb Panel rules on CIC application The Arbitration Panel for the America's Cup has ruled on the Stars + Stripes' application The Arbitration Panel for the America's Cup has rules against the application made to it by the US Challenger Stars + Stripes Team USA. by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz Posted 5 Aug 05:37 UTC Dragonfly & ICY in the groove for Race the Wight Dragonfly & ICY in the groove for Race the Wight smarttune and smartlink create a new common denominator Saturday 1st August 2020 saw one of the biggest races of the year in the UK, probably globally, with 133 boats competing in the Royal Ocean Racing Club's 'Race the Wight' in the most perfect conditions possible. by Lou Johnson Posted 4 Aug 15:26 UTC Phil Sharp enters La Solitaire du Figaro race Phil Sharp enters La Solitaire du Figaro race Joining a fleet of 32 to compete in final warmup race This 51st edition will start in the bay of Saint-Brieuc and include several crossings of the English Channel passing key landmarks; Fastnet Rock and Wolf Rock, a stopover in Dunkirk, and finishing in Saint-Nazaire. by OceansLab Posted 4 Aug 14:17 UTC Persico 69F lands in Hong Kong Persico 69F lands in Hong Kong RHKYC Youth America's Cup team set to train in the boat 69F Sailing is pleased to announce that another team participating in the Youth America's Cup has chosen the Persico 69F as the boat to train on for the 2021 event. by Wordpower srl Posted 4 Aug 13:40 UTC Denmark SailGP Team: Episode 2 Denmark SailGP Team: Episode 2 Focusing on resilience with grinder Martin Kirketerp The second episode of 'Inside the Denmark SailGP Team' focuses on resilience, and no one embodies this quality more than grinder Martin Kirketerp. by SailGP Posted 4 Aug 13:37 UTC Formula Kite World Championships cancelled Formula Kite World Championships cancelled Individual and Mixed Team Relay event in Italy cannot proceed IKA regrets to confirm the cancellation of the 2020 Formula Kite World Championships. Both events were planned to be held back to back on the Italian resort island of Sardinia. by International Kiteboarding Association Posted 4 Aug 10:56 UTC America's Cup: NZL60 now on permanent display America's Cup: NZL60 now on permanent display The 2000 America's Cup winner NZL-60 has joined the 2017 champion on permanent display in Aucklanaly NZL-60, the winner of the 2000 America's Cup has gone on display outside the Emirates Team NZ base in the Viaduct Harbour, Auckland. In the 30th Match for the America's Cup, RNZYS became the first club outside USA to successfully defend the America's Cup. by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz Posted 4 Aug 09:41 UTC Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne Race video Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne Race video Get a teste for life aboard with 40 knots raging outside An unprecedented race, extreme conditions, a fierce battle: relive the prelude of the Vendée Globe from the inside. by Vendée Globe Posted 4 Aug 09:21 UTC French player qualifies for eSailGP Grand Final French player qualifies for eSailGP Grand Final MCES pepito claims penultimate spot following Pop-Up Qualifier Following a closely fought virtual battle, the penultimate place in the eSailGP Grand Final has been claimed. MCES pepito beat Javinho of Spain in a nail-biting match race to secure France's first spot in the inaugural championship final by SailGP Posted 4 Aug 06:40 UTC 18th RenaissanceRe Junior Gold Cup postponed 18th RenaissanceRe Junior Gold Cup postponed Social distancing and global travel restrictions conspire against youth regatta With great regret the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club announces that the 18th annual RenaissanceRe Junior Gold Cup has been postponed to 2021 due to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. by Sean McNeill Posted 4 Aug 05:50 UTC Rooster expands Custom and Team Kit Collection Rooster expands Custom and Team Kit Collection Let Rooster's in-house designers and branding team get your kit on point Ready for racing or for a day in the sun, the Rooster Cotton Polo has been designed as a high-quality polo shirt with Rooster branding and navy trimmings. Perfect for team wear or as a simple smart polo in the summer. by Emma Ralph, Rooster Posted 3 Aug 16:24 UTC Double trouble? Double trouble? Will double-handers be excluded from the Hobart's biggest prize? In yachting, 2020 is the year of shorthanded sailing. Yes, in many cases it has been forced on us due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but the trend was already set and with a mixed double-handed yacht being added to the slate for the Paris 2024 Olympics. by Mark Jardine Posted 3 Aug 10:00 UTC America's Cup: Designed to fly America's Cup: Designed to fly It was August 2012 when the sailing world was turned upside down It was August 2012 when the sailing world was turned upside down by a 72-foot catamaran flying in the Hauraki Gulf. Emirates Team New Zealand had brought foiling to the America's Cup and changed the face of top-level yacht racing forever. by America's Cup Posted 3 Aug 06:15 UTC Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez takes shape Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez takes shape Competitors being confirmed, procedures on shore specified Two months before the start of the 2020 edition of the Voiles de Saint-Tropez, registrations are being confirmed and the outlines of the reception arrangements, for participants and the public, are becoming clearer. by Maguelonne Turcat Posted 3 Aug 05:27 UTC America's Cup Rialto: Aug 3 - New York train alone America's Cup Rialto: Aug 3 - New York train alone American Magic looked to have settled into a training routine putting in five hours on the water American Magic looked to have settled into a catch-up routine to close out the five months they have been off the water. NZL-60 the 2000 America's Cup champion has been refurbished and will go on public display at the ETNZ base. by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/NZ Posted 3 Aug 04:24 UTC Mirror dinghy lovingly restored Mirror dinghy lovingly restored Detailed video covers all the steps to bring an old back back to beauty We have received a great video of a Mirror dinghy restoration from 18 year old Corin, who sails on Chichester Harbour. He tells the story of why and how he did it. by Corin Nelson-Smith Posted 2 Aug 14:44 UTC Vendée Globe 2020: Meet Ari Huusela Vendée Globe 2020: Meet Ari Huusela Ari will become the first Nordic skipper to compete in the race His pathway to compete on the Vendée Globe is like a carefully developed flight plan which is what you might expect from a career long haul pilot. by Vendee Globe Posted 2 Aug 09:00 UTC Mark Foy - Father of the 18 Footers Mark Foy - Father of the 18 Footers Keen sailor, successful businessman with an acute eye for promotion The man responsible for the birth of 18-Footer racing some 128 years ago (January 1892) was a leading Sydney retailer named Mark Foy, who was a keen sailor as well as being a very successful businessman with an acute eye for promotion. by Frank Quealey Posted 2 Aug 05:08 UTC Tokoloshe II & PowerPlay triumph in Race the Wight Tokoloshe II & PowerPlay triumph in Race the Wight A race around the Isle of Wight marked the return to RORC competitive racing A race around the Isle of Wight on Saturday 1st August marked the return to competitive racing at the Royal Ocean Racing Club, the first since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. by Louay Habib Posted 2 Aug 04:42 UTC Complete set of medals to shine at Kiel Week 2020 Complete set of medals to shine at Kiel Week 2020 93 Laser Radial sailors from all over the world have registered The 2016 Olympic champion, four-time and reigning World Champion Marit Bouwmeester from the Netherlands will meet Annalise Murphy (Ireland/Silver) and Anna Marie Rindom (Denmark/Bronze) on the Kiel Fjord. by Kiel Week Posted 1 Aug 13:01 UTC America's Cup Rialto: August 1 - AC75's compared America's Cup Rialto: August 1 - AC75's compared American Magic sailed their AC75, Defiant compared to ETNZ's AC75 Te Aihe While American Magic sailed their AC75, Defiant on three days of the four available, last week, Emirates Team New Zealand have opted to sail only their 12 metre long test boat Te Kahu. Here's some thoughts and images on what we've seen. by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/NZ Posted 1 Aug 11:28 UTC Wendy Tuck - Breaking records and barriers Wendy Tuck - Breaking records and barriers The first female Skipper to win a round the world yacht race Becoming a trailblazer was not Wendy Tuck's intention when she signed up to be a Skipper in the Clipper 2018-17 Race - the Australian simply wanted to go sailing. by Clipper Round the World Race Posted 1 Aug 08:28 UTC North Sails Weekly Debrief North Sails Weekly Debrief Time to replace your spinnaker? Cruising Multihull Q&A, Spinnaker Sets Remember when your spinnaker was new—how crisp and clean the material felt and the way it crinkled going into the bag? The whites were white and the colors were bright, and it even smelled like the brand new nylon that it was. by North Sails Posted 1 Aug 06:35 UTC 11th Hour Racing Team announces training crew 11th Hour Racing Team announces training crew America's Cup winner and former Ocean Race champion recruited 11th Hour Racing Team announced the addition of several high-profile sailors to its training crew this week with five-time Ocean Race veteran Simon Fisher joining the team in France, along with past America's Cup and SailGP winner Kyle Langford. by 11th Hour Racing Posted 1 Aug 05:06 UTC Three new features of Windy.app Three new features of Windy.app Two of the three features are unique among mobile applications Windy.app has released its bigger update for iOS over the past year. Three new weather features yachtsmen need the most — atmospheric fronts, isobars and wind barbs — make it a universal weather app for sailing and other outdoor activities. by Windy.App Posted 1 Aug 04:36 UTC Vendee Globe: Eyes on the prize Vendee Globe: Eyes on the prize Alex Thomson is well versed on keeping calm and focused on the prize Having to withdraw from last Autumn's Transat Jacques Vabre was not the optimal start to Alex Thomson's Vendée Globe programme with his new Hugo Boss. by Vendee Globe Posted 31 Jul 11:33 UTC Forward WIP European Championship announced Forward WIP European Championship announced So many European based teams will be anxious to get some class racing After a halt to global racing in March, this will be the first time for teams to come together and race in a Championship since the World Championship in Geelong in February. by Ben Remocker Posted 30 Jul 20:38 UTC Sailboat Load Data Sailboat Load Data Optimising hardware and rigging design Find out just how far we still have to go in terms of understanding yacht mast and rigging loads, and why they are so important to the specification of sailing hardware and rigging systems. by Phil Anniss Posted 30 Jul 16:00 UTC smarttune eliminates one variable smarttune eliminates one variable Starting guns are sounding and yachts are back competing We are back racing, perhaps not as we had planned, but starting guns are sounding and yachts are back competing. Short-handed sailing is having a resurgence, as households and crew bubbles take to the water. by Lou Johnson Posted 30 Jul 14:24 UTC All aboard for the Carey Olsen Jersey Regatta! All aboard for the Carey Olsen Jersey Regatta! Jersey carefully navigating its way through the uncharted waters of the global pandemic With summer well under way and the Island carefully navigating its way through the uncharted waters of the global pandemic, the scene is set for the 22nd edition of the combined clubs' Jersey Regatta, sponsored by leading offshore law firm Carey Olsen. by Bill Harris Posted 30 Jul 14:08 UTC All the Fs in sailing All the Fs in sailing Fantastic full on fast, fun, and FLAT bottomed - the scow Is windward-leeward is the only true measure of a sailors prowess in a race? Some boats simply don't reach at all, but if there is one genre of boat that has 'reaching master-blaster' written into its DNA, then it has to be the scow. by David Henshall Posted 30 Jul 11:00 UTC Irish Squib Southern Championship Irish Squib Southern Championship Great to be out racing at Cove Sailing Club On arrival the sky was looking pensive, like it didn't know it wanted - to blow old boots, rain, or just look a bit feisty for the competitors that made the journey to Cobh. by Martin Weatherstone Posted 30 Jul 06:43 UTC America's Cup Rialto: July 30 - A revealing day America's Cup Rialto: July 30 - A revealing day American Magic looked to have dropped into a solid training routine New York Yacht Club's American Magic looked to have dropped into a solid training routine, necessary to catchup the five months that the team has been unable to sail their AC75, Defiant. by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/NZ Posted 30 Jul 05:49 UTC Newport delivers - Next Marstrand for M32 fleet Newport delivers - Next Marstrand for M32 fleet Putting on a safe event in challenging times for regatta organizers The sun came out for the weekend and gave the seven boat fleet the best Newport has to offer. Five races sailed in 14-17 knots on Saturday and four races on Sunday with the fleet being treated to a nice sea breeze gusting up to 20 knots. by M32 Class Posted 29 Jul 20:35 UTC Introducing the Henri-Lloyd Racing Club Introducing the Henri-Lloyd Racing Club Bringing sailors together through communities in novel and innovative ways Sailing thrives through communities and, in this time of social distancing, bringing people together through communities in novel and innovative ways helps us all bond when other methods may not be possible. by Henri-Lloyd Racing Club Posted 29 Jul 17:00 UTC
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