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Coastal Classic: Race record looking likely Coastal Classic: Race record looking likely Friday's PIC Coastal Classic yacht race is expected to be a quick one. Friday's PIC Coastal Classic yacht race is expected to be a quick one. With moderate south westerly winds forecast for the 119 nautical mile race, experts say that they haven't seen a forecast this good since the record-breaking event in 2014 by Kristine Horne PIC Coastal Classic Posted 23 Oct 02:08 NZDT New mini-series on superyacht build is released New mini-series on superyacht build is released Southern Spars has released the first in a four part mini film, featuring designer, Malcolm McKeon Southern Spars has released the first in a four part mini film, featuring Yacht Designer, Malcolm McKeon, Owner's Rep Gregory Monks and Southern Spars' Head of Super Yacht Sales, Paul MacDonald, goes behind the scenes to look at the build of MM597 yacht. by Nicholas Simon Posted 22 Oct 00:51 NZDT Top 80 selected for Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image Top 80 selected for Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image Discover the best sailing pictures of the year The international jury of the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award 2019 has selected the top 80 yacht racing photographs taken this year throughout the world. by Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image Posted 23 Oct 07:13 NZDT Entries open Friday for 2020 ORC/IRC Worlds Entries open Friday for 2020 ORC/IRC Worlds To be held in 'the best months of the year' in Southern New England The conventional wisdom says the sailing season in the Northeastern United States ends with Labor Day, celebrated the first Monday in September. But the locals will tell you that September and October are the best months of the year. by ORC Media Posted 23 Oct 06:06 NZDT 2019 Rolex Middle Sea Race day 4 2019 Rolex Middle Sea Race day 4 Maxi Rambler was first to cross the finish line. As the 40th Rolex Middle Sea Race entered its fourth day, the south-easterly breeze that has filled the western half of the course has started to play a part in determining the outcome of the 606nm offshore classic. by Rolex Middle Sea Race Posted 23 Oct 04:59 NZDT The Middle Sea Race, TJV, Intl. Masters Regatta The Middle Sea Race, TJV, Intl. Masters Regatta Latest Sail-World USA newsletter from David Schmidt Looking beyond the waters of Puget Sound reveals a much sunnier picture of sailing, especially if one focuses their attention on the Rolex Middle Sea Race, the Transat Jaques Vabre and the International Masters Regatta. by David Schmidt Posted 23 Oct 04:00 NZDT Barton Marine's new Quick Cleat Range Barton Marine's new Quick Cleat Range An innovation that provides the best alternative to tying knots Quick Cleat is an innovation that provides the best alternative to tying knots, securing numerous items around boats, trailers and marinas. by Kate Moss Posted 23 Oct 00:00 NZDT Meteorological phenomenon at Clipper Race Meteorological phenomenon at Clipper Race Notorious Pampero wind is a meteorological phenomenon commonly found around the lowlands of Brazil After a hard fought and challenging 5,200 nautical miles across the Atlantic, the Clipper Race fleet faced one more hurdle in the last 48 hours as they started to get closer to Punta del Este, Uruguay. by Grace Kitching Posted 22 Oct 23:39 NZDT Rambler 88 takes Rolex Middle Sea line honours Rambler 88 takes Rolex Middle Sea line honours Will they take the double? Rambler 88 took the line honours gun in the 40th Edition of the Rolex Middle Sea Race this morning at 08:13:00 CEST, completing the "600 miler" in two days 19 hours 43 minutes. by Nic Douglass Posted 22 Oct 23:05 NZDT Rambler takes monohull line honours Rambler takes monohull line honours 2019 Rolex Middle Sea Race success for George David's American maxi Rambler crossed the finish line of the 40th edition of the Rolex Middle Sea Race at 08:13:00 CEST on Tuesday, 22 October, completing the 606nm course in a time of 2 days 19 hours 43minutes. by Rolex Middle Sea Race Posted 22 Oct 20:00 NZDT Olaf Harken passes away Olaf Harken passes away Co-creator of the hugely successful rope handling business which bears his name Olaf Harken and his older brother, Peter, created the hugely successful rope handling business that bears their name, by working hard, delivering excellence, and having fun every day. by Harken Posted 22 Oct 17:48 NZDT 2019 Rolex Middle Sea Race day 3 2019 Rolex Middle Sea Race day 3 The 40th edition is doing its best to leave a mark on history While George David's American maxi Rambler powers south towards Lampedusa, the rest of the fleet have been left contemplating another night of slow progress. by Rolex Middle Sea Race Posted 22 Oct 07:48 NZDT Crews in training for 49er/49erFX/Nacra Worlds Crews in training for 49er/49erFX/Nacra Worlds Several crews were out training in fresh winds on the Waitemata Harbour today Several crews were out training in fresh winds on the Waitemata Harbour today - with the 2019 World Championships just over a month away. The World Championships for the three Olympic classes will start in late November by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World NZ Posted 22 Oct 02:33 NZDT Belgian Flying Fifteen Open Championship Belgian Flying Fifteen Open Championship Held on a sunny October weekend at Sports Nautiques de L'Eau d'Heure The 2019 Belgian Flying Fifteen Open Championship organised by the largest yacht club in Belgium (SNEH), was sailed on the largest (artificial) lake in Belgium over a beautiful windy and sunny October weekend. by Jonny Fullerton Posted 22 Oct 01:22 NZDT 2019 Rolex Middle Sea Race day 2 2019 Rolex Middle Sea Race day 2 Rinse, repeat, keep sailing For a second year in a row the first 36 hours of the Rolex Middle Sea Race have proved extremely challenging, testing the patience and commitment of the 113 crews participating. by Rolex Middle Sea Race Posted 21 Oct 10:58 NZDT Joan joins Alexia for Transat Jacques Vabre 2019 Joan joins Alexia for Transat Jacques Vabre 2019 “I didn't choose Joan because she is a woman” The progress of equality in sailing can often resemble the turning of an oil tanker rather than a carbon fibre racing boat, but there are some new grounds for optimism at sea. by Media TJV 2019 Posted 21 Oct 07:14 NZDT 2019 Allianz Championship overall 2019 Allianz Championship overall End clause on the Allianz Championship, and what a thrill! In the 29er class, the Corentin Goulon and Valentin Alakiletoa crew won the Allianz Championship. Emilie Bouchet and Robin Chantrelle's crew, although they had given everything to catch up with their four points behind, were unable to pass in front. by Laurence Bouchet Posted 21 Oct 02:50 NZDT North Sails Weekly Debrief North Sails Weekly Debrief The Nations Trophy, Dragon 90th Anniversary, Sailing on repeat, Why the best choose Southern Spars Three podium sweeps, two world titles, and one European champion for North Sails clients in Palma at the Swan Mediterranean League Grand Finale. by North Sails Posted 21 Oct 00:00 NZDT 18ft Skiff Spring Championship Race 2 18ft Skiff Spring Championship Race 2 Another brilliant exhibition from the Noakesailing 18ft Skiff team The Noakesailing 18ft Skiff team of Sean Langman, Ed Powys and Nathan Edwards produced another brilliant exhibition to score their second consecutive win in Race 2 of the Australian 18 Footers League's Spring Championship on Sydney Harbour today. by Frank Quealey Posted 20 Oct 21:07 NZDT The Ocean Race: Building a team for a dream The Ocean Race: Building a team for a dream The Austrian Ocean Race Project has christened its VO65 'Sisi' Last week, the Austrian Ocean Race Project launched its campaign for The Ocean Race with the christening of its VO65 race boat at a ceremony in Portopiccolo, in the Gulf of Trieste in Italy. by The Ocean Race Posted 20 Oct 20:27 NZDT Rolex Middle Sea Race sets off from Grand Harbour Rolex Middle Sea Race sets off from Grand Harbour The start is just the beginning of a challenge that is not meant to be easy A fleet of 113 yachts, separated into seven starts, were wafted on their way by a very gentle northerly breeze that sent cat's paws across the harbour, and left plenty of traps for the unsuspecting. by Rolex Middle Sea Race Posted 20 Oct 05:46 NZDT Soon time to share life on board MACIF Trimaran Soon time to share life on board MACIF Trimaran How has the trio prepared for this long stretch of cohabitation? The search for performance is a key phase in offshore racing, because it is both the goal and the guideline. For the Brest Atlantiques, knowing how to live together will be essential. by Trimaran MACIF Posted 19 Oct 23:37 NZDT FreeFire triumphs in IRC at Nha Trang Rally FreeFire triumphs in IRC at Nha Trang Rally First place in the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club event to Vietnam Joachim Isler and Andrew Taylor's Mills 41 Ambush was the final boat to sail into Nha Trang, Vietnam last night (18 Oct) at 22h 40m 42s(HK Time), putting her in 1st place for IRC Race 1 division. by RHKYC Media Posted 19 Oct 21:01 NZDT 2019 Allianz Championship day 3 2019 Allianz Championship day 3 Very nice wind conditions for this 3rd day of racing Very nice wind conditions for this 3rd day of racing on the Allianz Championship. Winds around 15-18 knots, sunshine and some very nice fights on the water. The pressure is mounting in the run-up to the end of the championship. by Laurence Bouchet Posted 19 Oct 20:03 NZDT 2019 2.4 mR Class World Championship overall 2019 2.4 mR Class World Championship overall A week of very rough weather at Yacht Club Italiano The worlds of the small metre class ended today after a week of very rough weather. A female podium, two women among the first three. England's Megan Pascoe dominated with a perfect week, second was Finland's Marko Dahlberg and third Fia Fjelddahl by Yacht Club Italiano Posted 19 Oct 18:33 NZDT America's Cup: AC75 Skiffs vs Scows - who's right? America's Cup: AC75 Skiffs vs Scows - who's right? The four AC75's yachts now launched fall into one of two categories - the Skiffs and Scows. In the past day, two of the recently launched America's Cup teams have released images of their first AC75's sailing, and foiling. The four AC75's yachts now launched fall into two categories - the Skiffs and Scows. by Richard Gladwell Sail-World NZ Posted 19 Oct 11:37 NZDT 40th Rolex Middle Sea Race kicks off tomorrow 40th Rolex Middle Sea Race kicks off tomorrow A fleet of 113 yachts expected to depart from Grand Harbour The crowds lining the bastions of the fortified city, cheering the yachts on their way, will add to the highly-charged atmosphere. Every participating crew is looking forward to taking on one the world's great 600 mile classic offshore races. by Rolex Middle Sea Race Posted 19 Oct 08:56 NZDT Take-off! INEOS TEAM UK's AC75 takes flight Take-off! INEOS TEAM UK's AC75 takes flight Video of Britannia foiling on the waters off their Portsmouth base The British team for the 36th America's Cup, Sir Ben Ainslie's INEOS TEAM UK have been enjoying their first week of foiling on Britannia in the waters off their Portsmouth base. by Editor Posted 19 Oct 06:38 NZDT Lucky takes Monohull Line Honours Lucky takes Monohull Line Honours Can FreeFire hang on to IRC Overall? American entry J/V Maxi 72, Lucky, sailed into Nha Trang, Vietnam on 18 October at 8h 40m 10s (HK time) to take the Monohull Line Honours for the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club Nha Trang Rally in an elapsed time of 41h 30m 10s. by RHKYC Media Posted 18 Oct 22:35 NZDT 2019 Allianz Championship day 2 2019 Allianz Championship day 2 Four races run in light winds and blazing sunshine Four races were run, in a light wind of 5 to 8 knots under a blazing sun! by Laurence Bouchet Posted 18 Oct 19:13 NZDT Scallywag/FUKU takes Line Honours Scallywag/FUKU takes Line Honours What happened to Maserati MOD70? The headlines were always going to be the big trimarans, and so it was: Scallywag/FUKU (ORMA 60) versus Maserati MOD70. by Guy Nowell / RHKYC Media Posted 18 Oct 19:02 NZDT Huge 2019 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race fleet Huge 2019 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race fleet One week until close of entries A total of 157 entries have been received one week out from close of entries for the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - and, in addition to a smattering of international entrants, nearly half the field is made up of yachts representing Australian states by Di Pearson, RSHYR media Posted 18 Oct 17:32 NZDT The Kitchen Maker-Caesarstone set for big season The Kitchen Maker-Caesarstone set for big season Off to an impressive start in Sydney Harbour Since the young The Kitchen Maker-Caesarstone team of Jordan Girdis, Lachlan Doyle and Tom Quigley came together last year, their progress in the highly-competitive Australian 18 Footers League fleet has been spectacular by Frank Quealey Posted 18 Oct 15:14 NZDT World on Water: Oct 18 - Hugo Boss guided tour World on Water: Oct 18 - Hugo Boss guided tour Highlight of this week's edition is a look inside the IMOCA60 Hugo Boss Join Geoff Waller for the October 18 edition of World On Water, the world's most popular sailing video magazine. Highlight of this week's edition is a look inside the IMOCA60 Hugo Boss by Sail-World NZ Posted 18 Oct 14:54 NZDT 2019 Rolex Middle Sea Race weather watch 2019 Rolex Middle Sea Race weather watch Less than 48 hours to the start of the 40th Rolex Middle Sea Race Less than 48 hours to the start of the 40th Rolex Middle Sea Race and the marinas surrounding the Royal Malta Yacht Club in Ta' Xbiex are full of yachts flying the event battle flag, signifying their participation by Rolex Middle Sea Race Posted 18 Oct 11:46 NZDT Itajaí returns as host city for The Ocean Race Itajaí returns as host city for The Ocean Race Brazilian city to host fleet in 2021-22 edition The Ocean Race 2021-22 will stop in Itajaí, Brazil, marking the fourth consecutive time the city on the Santa Catarina coastline will host the iconic event. by The Ocean Race Posted 18 Oct 05:18 NZDT America's Cup: INEOS Team UK foiling images America's Cup: INEOS Team UK foiling images INEOS Team UK have released a video which has some brief sequences of their first AC75 shown foiling It would seem that the AC75 went sailing on October 15 (the day before this video was posted). The boat is sailing on a single foil confirming that she is sailing unassisted/or towed. by Sail-World.com/NZ Posted 18 Oct 02:01 NZDT Star Sailors League Gold Cup preview Star Sailors League Gold Cup preview Big guns from Finland, Uruguay, Australia, Lithuania, Argentina sign up for SSL Gold Cup In April the Star Sailors League, that culminates in the SSL Finals in Nassau every December to crown its annual 'star of the sailing world', announced a new giant international sailing competition: the SSL Gold Cup. by Rachele Vitello Posted 17 Oct 23:59 NZDT 2023 Ocean Globe Race - Preview 2023 Ocean Globe Race - Preview Four alternate designs approved, Notice of Race amendments agreed with entrants Hundreds of sailors and many yacht clubs have become excited at the prospect of becoming involved, and commitments to enter now outweigh available places with sailors from France, Finland and the UK dominating the list. by Don McIntyre Posted 17 Oct 23:14 NZDT 130 superyachts register for America's Cup events 130 superyachts register for America's Cup events Overflow arrangements being put in place as more details released of regattas and events Despite earlier media reports to the contrary, 130 superyachts have registered an interest in attending the America's Cup events in Auckland in 2020-2021. All 73 berths have been booked with a deposit of one month's rental paid by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World NZ Posted 17 Oct 22:40 NZDT 2019 Allianz Championship day 1 2019 Allianz Championship day 1 Windy conditions for the Optimist, RS Feva & 29er fleets Allianz championship start with windy conditions in Baie de Sainte Marie. The Trade Winds "rocked" this first day of the Allianz championship by blowing around 18-20 knots in the morning. by Laurence Bouchet Posted 17 Oct 21:16 NZDT 2019 ANOC World Beach Games 2019 ANOC World Beach Games Golden Gruber grabs victory in kitefoiling nailbiter Former world and European champion Florian Gruber (GER) won two consecutive races in the final to become the first men's Kitefoil Racing ANOC World Beach Games champion. by Ian MacKinnon Posted 17 Oct 20:42 NZDT
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