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  10 Jun 2016


Foiling into the Windy City

2016 America's Cup World Series  Sam Greenfield
This weekend the build-up to the 35th America's Cup continues in Chicago, the 'Windy City'. Let's hope they get a full schedule of racing completed this time in conditions that really show the foiling AC45s in their best light. While the last event in New York attracted the crowds, it wasn't the greatest racing and the television schedule requirements certainly contributed to that.

Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series New York  Emirates Team New Zealand

Our New Zealand editor Richard Gladwell toured Core Builders Composites, Oracle Team USA's building facility based in Warkworth, to view the one-design parts for the AC50s which are currently under construction in New Zealand. This is the first time that we've been able to publish photos of America's Cup yachts during their build. Read the two part story at and

AC50 hull construction at Core Builders Composites  © Richard Gladwell

Rumours are circulating that the America's Cup may become biennial with a 'Cup class' of boat used throughout the America's Cup World Series - will this give some clarity to sailing's pinnacle event or dilute the significance of the 'Auld Mug'? Read more on this at

Finally, Glenn Ashby of Emirates Team New Zealand had a little 'slip of the tongue' during one of the many press conferences ahead of Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series Chicago, see this must-watch video at

Enjoy your sailing and keep up-to-date with all the events in our sport, worldwide and local, at

Mark Jardine
Managing Editor,

Over 90 crews from 15 nations register for J/70 European Championship,
It will be extremely interesting to watch Pit Finis from Duesseldorf, who has a real experienced sailor on board, the ten-time World Champion in ice-sailing and America's Cup winner Karol Jablonski (54), and also the former Tornado World Champion and current STG managing director Oliver Schwall and his brother René (mostly starting in the F18 at the Kiel Week).... [more]

New York–Vendée Transatlantic Race - Vincent Riou takes fifth place
Marion Cardon,
2016 New York–Vendée Transatlantic Race - Vincent Riou (PRB) has finished fifth in the inaugural 2016 New York – Vendée (Les Sables d'Olonne) Race presented by Currency House and SpaceCode.... [more]

Throwback Thursday - London 1948, the Master makes his debut
Fi Edwards,
The London 1948 Olympic Games was the start of a remarkable run of dominance from one man, one that would last unbroken for an incredible four Olympic Games and remain unequalled in sailing until Sir Ben Ainslie (GBR) in 2012.... [more]

America's Cup - Did Ashby make an alphabet blooper- Video NZL,
Emirates Team NZ's skipper, Glenn Ashby, drew a few wry grins at the media conference for the America's Cup World Series Chicago with a Freudian slip in response to a question posed by host Tucker Thompson.... [more]

LV AC World Series - Oracle Team USA looking for freshwater win
Oracle Team USA,
As the Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series comes to the freshwaters of Lake Michigan for the first time, Oracle Team USA is looking to close the gap with overall series leader Emirates Team New Zealand.... [more]

ClipperTelemed+ wins Race 11, The LMAX Exchange – Race of the Americas
Marina Thomas,
2015 -16 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - ClipperTelemed+ has won Race 11, The LMAX Exchange – Race of the Americas, its first overall Clipper Race win and second podium of the global series.... [more]

Atlantic Cup teams ready for inshore racing series
Tamarah Strauss,
2016 Atlantic Cup - Teams competing in the Atlantic Cup presented by 11th Hour Racing will take part in the third and final leg, an inshore racing series, consisting of five races in Casco Bay, Friday, June 10 and Saturday, June 11 at 12 p.m. ET. The Atlantic Cup champions will be crowned Saturday, June 11 at 5:30 p.m. at the Maine Wharf by Portland Mayor Ethan Strimling.... [more]

2016 Hobie® 16 Worlds - Open Semifinals - Day 1
Hobie Cat,
Day one of the 2016 Hobie ®16 World Championship semifinals kicked off yesterday morning in a solid, square breeze on the waters of Dapeng Bay in South Eastern China.... [more]

Feast or famine at Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta
Yacht Club Costa Smeralda,
While sail selection proved critical in the stronger than expected breezes which prevailed for the superyacht divisions which raced the 36Nm course today in Porto Cervo, the Wally fleet arrived back ashore at the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda wishing they had at least faced such a dilemma.... [more]

Strong competition, lots of sun and happy sailors at 2016 Hansa Worlds
2016 Hansa Worlds,
It's the end of a great week of serious sailing. The weather was perfect with a nice wind, a lot of sun and no rain.... [more]

2016 Landsail Tyres J-Cup – Fantastic start on Day 1 + Video
Louay Habib,
Despite a forecast of very light winds, an early morning sea fog burnt off, as an easterly breeze of five knots piped up to over 14 knots with bright sunshine by the end of the day.... [more]

Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta – More day 2 images by Studio Borlenghi
Studio Borlenghi,
Studio Borlenghi provided this gallery of images from race Day 2.... [more]

Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta 2016 – Day 2 images by Studio Borlenghi
Studio Borlenghi,
Studio Borlenghi provided this gallery of images from race Day 2.... [more]

Sailing World Cup Weymouth and Portland - Fog and strong winds move in
Daniel Smith - World Sailing,
Sailing World Cup Weymouth and Portland shifted up a few gears on Thursday as all of the ten Olympic fleets took to the water to tackle a bumper day of racing. Wednesday's little to no breeze and bright sunshine was replaced with strong easterly winds and fog on Thursday morning.... [more]

2016 Melges 24 European Sailing Series in full swing
International Melges 24 Class Association,
Attersee in Austria was voted to be the venue of the series at the IM24CA's 2015 Annual General Meeting in Copenhagen bearing in mind the logistics of the series and easier travelling for the teams participating.... [more]

ClipperTelemed+ and Garmin battle for the first win of Clipper Race
The Clipper Race,
With the first teams expected to arrive in New York this afternoon (evening UTC), the yo-yo battle for line honours continues. ClipperTelemed+ now leads Garmin by a slim 5NM margin.... [more]

Paul Meilhat finishes fourth in the 2016 New York to Vendée Race
Marion Cardon,
Six months ago Paul Meilhat (SMA) was airlifted off his boat to the Azores and hospitalised after fracturing his pelvis and rib during a sail change in big seas during the Transat St Barth/Port-La-Forêt.... [more]

Countdown to Tour de France a la Voile begins with one month to go
Oman Sail,
The Oman Airports by Oman Sail Diam 24 crew are upbeat about preparations for the 2016 Tour de France a la Voile (TDFV) which kicks off in a month after some valuable racing at Normandy Sailing Week in France last week where they finished seventh in a field of 17 teams, many of whom will be heading to Dunkirk for the start of the TDFV on July 8.... [more]

World Oceans Day - Healthy oceans, healthy planet
Clipper Round the World,
The oceans provide us with endless opportunities for adventure and exploration, moments of wonder, inspiration and happiness, and of course, without them there would be no Clipper Race. So it's only natural that we mark World Oceans Day today, a global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future.... [more]

New York–Vendée Race - Thomson finishes on Vendée podium again
Marion Cardon,
British skipper Alex Thomson on Hugo Boss is making a habit of storming the podium in Les Sables d'Olonne, the capital of French offshore sailing. Thomson finished third in the inaugural New York – Vendée Race presented by Currency House and SpaceCode today at 18:43:31 (French time) after a tense, slow-motion three-horse race across a breathless Bay of Biscay drawn out over the last three days.... [more]

Transat New York – Vendée - Another podium place for Sébastien Josse
2016 New York–Vendée Transatlantic Race - At 15h06'49' GMT this Wednesday 8 June, the skipper of the Mono60 Edmond de Rothschild crossed the finish line of the Transat New York – Vendée in Les Sables d'Olonne, western France.... [more]

Tornado Worlds - Searching for the world's best Tornado sailors
Tornado Class,
The Lindauer Segler-Club will be the Organizing Authority from the 10th till the 17th of June for the races of the Tornado Worlds 2016 held on the Lake Constance. 34 teams from 11 Nations are expected, among them the complete world elite of the Tornado class, a former Olympic class.... [more]

2016 Sailing Series® Melges 20 - Action coming soon...
Melges 20,
The Melges 20 International fleet will inch closer to reaching critical mass in lovely Talamone, Italy for the third act of the Sailing Series®.... [more]

2016 Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta - More action-shots from Day 1
Studio Borlenghi,
Studio Borlenghi provided this gallery of images from 2016 Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta - Porto Cervo – Race Day 1.... [more]

2016 Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta – Day 1 images by Studio Borlenghi
Studio Borlenghi,
Studio Borlenghi provided this gallery of images from 2016 Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta - Porto Cervo – Race Day 1.... [more]

2016 Hobie® 16 Worlds - Open Qualifying Series - Who made the cut-
Hobie Cat,
2016 Hobie® 16 World Championship - After three days of challenging competition we have now split the fleet for the Hobie® 16 World Championship, Open Series, Semi Finals!... [more]

Rio 2016 - Yachting New Zealand defends Olympic selection practices NZL,
Yachting New Zealand has responded to wide-spread international criticism of its selection practices and criticism by the Chairman of the NZ Sports Disputes Tribunal, Sir Bruce Robertson of the way it treated two Olympic sailors after they had qualified New Zealand for the 2016 Olympic sailing regatta at the ISAF World Sailing Championships in santander in September 2014.... [more]

Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta – Saudade and Grande Orazio set standard
Yacht Club Costa Smeralda,
The off-the-shelf 31 nautical mile standard passage race out to Spargi island and back proved relatively straightforward, save for a nasty sting in the tail. During the final minutes of the race the north-westerly breeze was upended by a new stronger southerly wind which moved in suddenly.... [more]

Alex Thomson outpaces many competitors in New York to Vendée Race
Alex Thomson Racing,
The last few days of the race saw Thomson, on-board Hugo Boss - together with rival race boats Maitre Coq and Edmond de Rothschild - switch positions, as each fought to secure a spot on the podium.... [more]

A waiting game as Sailing World Cup Weymouth and Portland kicks off
The London 2012 sailing venue this week welcomes 330 sailors from 43 nations at what is the final showdown before the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, and competitors found themselves enjoying the warmth of the British summer, albeit with light winds disrupting the opening day's racing schedule.... [more]

Victory goes the way of Wang at Sailing WorldCup Weymouth and Portland
Daniel Smith – World Sailing,
Racing was scheduled to kick off at 11:00 local time but a distinct lack of breeze left racers stuck ashore. As several classes were postponed late in the day, the RS:X and 49er fleets got out into Portland Harbour at 16:00 but only the Men's RS:X completed a race.... [more]

Exciting day with intense battles in all classes at 2016 Hansa Worlds
2016 Hansa Worlds,
In two classes the world champions are almost made up. Sarah Dunckley knew how to manage the waves and the cold weather in her Liberty, she finished in first place both times. Now she is leading the fleet with nine points advantage.... [more]

New York to Vendée Race – Alex Thomson completes podium
Marion Cardon,
The British skipper, Alex Thomson (Hugo Boss), crossed the finish line off Les Sables d'Olonne this afternoon at 18:43:33 (French time). Thomson covered the course in nine days 21 hrs 03 mins and 33 seconds. He finished four hours and 41 minutes behind the winner, Jérémie Beyou, (Maître CoQ).... [more]

New York to Vendée Race – Beyou takes top spot after 3 days of twists
Marion Cardon,
The race between what is arguably the financial capital of the world to what is indisputably the capital of offshore racing, was won by one of French sailing's favourite sons. The 39-year-old skipper from Lorient, who learned to sail with his father in the Bay of Morlaix in Brittany, showed why he regards this stretch of water as his playground.... [more]

Sébastien Josse finishes second in the 2016 New York to Vendée Race
Marion Cardon,
The French skipper, Sébastien Josse (Edmond de Rothschild), crossed the finish line off Les Sables d'Olonne at 17:06:49 (French time). Josse covered the course in nine days 19 hrs 26 mins and 49 seconds.... [more]

My Road to Rio – Asenathi Jim and Roger Hudson
Daniel Smith – World Sailing,
A game of strategy, critical thinking, emotional intelligence, logic, mathematics and efficiency, the characteristics needed to be a chess grandmaster are incredibly similar to those required to become a great sailor.... [more]

America's Cup - Changes proposed to control future Cup options
Richard Gladwell,
News that changes are being mooted to put the America's Cup on a longer-term footing is being floated in the Daily Telegraph (UK) by the British Challenger, Land Rover BAR. According to the Telegraph, some of the teams in the 2017 America's Cup are keen to lock-in parameters which would bind successive holders of the a style and frequency for the next America's Cup Match.... [more]

Jérémie Beyou wins the 2016 New York to Vendée Race
Marion Cardon,
The French skipper, Jérémie Beyou, (Maître CoQ), crossed the finish line off Les Sables d'Olonne this afternoon at 14:37:52 (French time). Beyou covered the course in nine days 16 hrs 57 mins and 52 seconds.... [more]

Season Points Championship continues this weekend with Morgan Cup Race
Louay Habib,
Highly changeable weather is forecast for the early part of the race, with a fresh westerly breeze anticipated in the latter. Competitors can expect a warm welcome at the Cercle de la Voile de Dieppe (CVD) and Dieppe is also well known for its superb seafood restaurants and the 17th century Chateau de Dieppe, now a museum with a strong maritime collection.... [more]

Clipper Race – Tropical Storm Colin packs more punches than expected
The Clipper Race,
In the race for the New York line honours, Garmin has edged ahead of ClipperTelemed+ this morning and now leads by 10 nautical miles after match racing within sight of each other for the past 72 hours.... [more]

Nord Stream Race – Leg two to Warnemünde just kicks off + Video
Icarus Sailing Media,
After a short pit stop in Helsinki, which included a press conference, a BBQ, several visits to the sauna and shower as well as some very precious minutes of badly needed sleep, the participants have started leg two.... [more]

2016 Rolex Farr 40 World Championship film released
Brady Stagg,
2016 Rolex Farr 40 World Championship - The Rolex Spirit of Yachting film series present the Rolex Farr 40 World Championships 2016 — the action, highlights and memorable moments.... [more]

ISAF Sailing World Cup - From Weymouth to Rio, the relief is evident
2016 ISAF Sailing World Cup | Weymouth and Portland - Sailing World Cup Weymouth and Portland has a poetic story bubbling under the surface as the Rio 2016 Olympic Games get ever closer.... [more]

ISAF Sailing World Cup - Top ranked sailors to start in leader bibs
2016 ISAF Sailing World Cup | Weymouth and Portland - The highest ranked sailors competing at Sailing World Cup Weymouth and Portland have been presented with the yellow, blue and red bibs in advance of the first day of racing on Wednesday.... [more]

Record fleet gathered for 2016 Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta
Jill Campbell,
2016 Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta - Porto Cervo has been renowned as a big-boat sailing destination since the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda began organising international events in this idyllic corner of Sardinia in the 1970s. However even for this world famous yacht racing mecca, the fleet lined up at the docks of the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda is a record breaking one.... [more]

Hansa Worlds - Perfect day for racing
2016 Hansa Worlds,
The whole week there has been an unseasonal northerly wind in Medemblik - this has provided unwelcome lumpy waters in the IJsselmeer at Medemblik. The combination of wind and waves has been big challenge for many sailors. Sailors who are used to these conditions have an advantage and, so, many of them are doing well in the results.... [more]

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