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Paris 2024: Laser Performance hits out at ILCA Paris 2024: Laser Performance hits out at ILCA The testy relationship between ILCA and Laser Performance has just 10.5 weeks to be remedied Laser Performance the predominant builder of the Laser dinghy, until they had their building licence revoked last March, have hit out at the International Laser Class Association (ILCA), after the class was provisionally confirmed for the 2024 Olympics by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz Posted 20 May 23:04 NZST NZL Sailing Team: Euro Gold for 49ers - Day 7 NZL Sailing Team: Euro Gold for 49ers - Day 7 Burling and Tuke took a big step in their comeback to trying to defend their Olympic tit Peter Burling and Blair Tuke took a big step in their comeback to trying to defend their Olympic title when they won the 49er European championships in Weymouth today. by Michael Brown/Yachting NZ Posted 20 May 14:23 NZST Laser voted in for 2024 Paris Olympic Sailing Laser voted in for 2024 Paris Olympic Sailing Laser/ILCA was voted as the One Person Dinghy for the 2024 Olympic Sailing Regatta Laser/ILCA was voted as the One Person Dinghy for the 2024 Olympic Sailing Regatta, by a landslide in the Council Meeting. The RS:X was rejected and the Windsurfers will have an Evaluation Trial - which will include Windfoilers by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz Posted 20 May 03:28 NZST Menorca 52 Super Series Sailing Week practice race Menorca 52 Super Series Sailing Week practice race Azzurra prove they have a good grasp of what promises to be a challenging event As is usual for the Italian-Argentine crew, superstition prevailed and even with a comfortable lead they made a small detour to miss the finish line, so adhering to their belief: "winning the practice race may jinx the regatta." by 52 Super Series Posted 21 May 06:13 NZST What we have learnt from the Bermudes 1000 Race What we have learnt from the Bermudes 1000 Race Won on Friday by Sébastien Simon There is still one competitor still at sea in the second edition of the Bermudes 1000 Race, the Belgian skipper, Denis Van Weynbergh, who is expected to finish on Thursday afternoon in Brest. by IMOCA Globe Series Posted 21 May 05:35 NZST Golden Globe Race 2019 overall Golden Globe Race 2019 overall Final GGR finisher takes 5th place Barnacle growth was the root cause of Finnish skipper Tapio Lehtinen's slow solo circumnavigation but the 110 day difference between his and Race winner Jean-Luc Van Den Heede's time was definitely enjoyable. by Barry Pickthall, Golden Globe Race Posted 21 May 05:17 NZST A strong entry from outside of France A strong entry from outside of France For 50th anniversary Solitaire URGO Le Figaro This year, with the introduction of the new foil assisted Figaro Bénéteau 3 as the boat of choice, the playing field has been levelled for the skippers who are readying themselves for 2,130 nautical miles of racing across four legs by François Quiviger Posted 21 May 03:04 NZST 470 to be equipment for mixed two-person dinghy 470 to be equipment for mixed two-person dinghy 2024 Paris Olympics tender fully compliant with the requirements The International 470 Class is pleased to announce that on Sunday 19th May 2019, the World Sailing Council confirmed the selection of the 470 as the equipment for the mixed two-person dinghy at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. by Luissa Smith Posted 20 May 23:03 NZST Volvo 49er, 49er FX & Nacra 17 Europeans overall Volvo 49er, 49er FX & Nacra 17 Europeans overall Elation for Bekkering and Duetz as they qualify under pressure Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze won the Open European Championships, the Olympic Champions from Brazil in a different class this week in Weymouth. by 49er & Nacra 17 Sailing Posted 20 May 20:35 NZST Rolex China Sea Race 2020 date set Rolex China Sea Race 2020 date set 58th anniversary event to start on 8th April Entries are flowing for the 30th edition / 58th anniversary of the Rolex China Sea Race which will start on 8 April 2020. by RHKYC media Posted 20 May 20:32 NZST Golden Globe Race day 322 Golden Globe Race day 322 Tapio Lehtinen takes 5th place Tapio Lehtinen, the 5th and final placed Finnish skipper competing in the Golden Globe Race crossed the finish line at 20:21 hours today accompanied by Bernard Moitessier's famous yacht Joshua and a flottila of excited wellwishers by Barry Pickthall, Golden Globe Race Posted 20 May 11:37 NZST Not the Golden Arches Not the Golden Arches Although you can eat there if you so choose. Your call. Today, we're talking about the other Maccas Although you can eat there if you so choose. Your call. Our call today, is to talk about the other Maccas. The one with the truly enviable reputation, and the one that is good for you, builds vessels with a strong constitution... by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS Posted 20 May 10:00 NZST Paris 2024 decisions made Paris 2024 decisions made At World Sailing's 2019 Mid-Year Meeting World Sailing's Council made key decisions on the Equipment to be used at the Paris 2024 Olympic Sailing Competition on Sunday 19 May as the Mid-Year Meeting concluded in London, Great Britain. by Daniel Smith, World Sailing Posted 20 May 06:32 NZST 52 Super Series homes in on food waste 52 Super Series homes in on food waste Achieving significant and measurable changes In the world of grand-prix sport, such as the 52 Super Series, the philosophy of multiple, small, marginal gains to affect a game-changing performance is widely recognised. by 52 Super Series Posted 20 May 03:49 NZST Kiteboard foiling at the Medemblik Regatta Kiteboard foiling at the Medemblik Regatta In the Netherlands, the preparations for 2024 are in full swing In the Netherlands, the preparations for 2024 are in full swing. A reason for the Dutch Watersport Federation to implement this sport at the Medemblik Regatta. by Medemblik Regatta Posted 20 May 02:35 NZST Medemblik Regatta preview Medemblik Regatta preview Medemblik ready for RS:X surfers, foilers and more watersport activity Reigning World and European Champion in the RS:X Women, the Dutch Lilian de Geus, will be determined to win the gold medal this week. Last year she had a difficult week of racing and came in second place. by Medemblik Regatta Posted 20 May 02:05 NZST North Sails Weekly Debrief North Sails Weekly Debrief Figaro 3 R&D, Palma Vela, J/24 European Champs, New Moth Class Leader Six division wins and an ORC podium sweep at Palma Vela. The European sailing season is getting warmed up and North Sails powered teams are on fire. by North Sails Posted 19 May 23:33 NZST Recommendations on Paris 2024 Equipment Recommendations on Paris 2024 Equipment Three Events and Equipment were confirmed for the Paris 2024 Olympic Sailing Competition The Equipment to be used at the Paris 2024 Olympic Sailing Competition was at the top of the agenda and the Committee debated the subject at length before voting on what recommendations they will put forward to World Sailing's Council by World Sailing Posted 19 May 21:48 NZST Ultimes threaten Rolex Fastnet record destruction Ultimes threaten Rolex Fastnet record destruction It is very likely the outright record will fall in this August's edition In the last windy Rolex Fastnet Race in 2011, the Loick Peyron-skippered Banque Populaire V blasted around the 608 mile course in one day, eight hours and 48 minutes. by James Boyd Posted 19 May 20:27 NZST Equipment Committee votes for RS Aero Equipment Committee votes for RS Aero The Equipment Committee of World Sailing has voted to recommend the RS Aero to the Council. The Equipment Committee of World Sailing has voted to recommend the RS Aero to the body's Council for confirmation at its meeting tomorrow (Sunday). The Committee decided not to support a Board recommendation that the RS:X be retained for 2024 Olympics. by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz Posted 19 May 16:33 NZST NZL Sailing Team: Silver for Maloney - Day 6 NZL Sailing Team: Silver for Maloney - Day 6 Andy Maloney had a won the silver medal on the final day of the Finn European championships Andy Maloney had a chance of collecting silver on the final day of the Finn European championships in Athens if everything went his way and the medal race couldn't have worked out any better for the New Zealand sailor. by Michael Brown/Yachting NZ Posted 19 May 13:14 NZST Offshore Racing with Live Streaming proven Offshore Racing with Live Streaming proven Oakcliff Sailing accept the challenge ahead of Paris 2024 When World Sailing proposed a new event for the 2024 Paris Olympics--a double-handed, mixed-gender distance race--the sailing community exploded with controversy. Many sailors rejoiced but others voiced opposition to the idea. by Oakcliff Sailing Posted 19 May 09:01 NZST Finn Europeans in Athens overall Finn Europeans in Athens overall Giles Scott and Joan Cardona secure European titles Giles Scott secured his third European Finn title in Athens today after holding off world champion Zsombor Berecz, from Hungary, on the final day of the Finn Open European Championship. Joan Cardona, from Spain, won the U23 European title. by Robert Deaves Posted 19 May 08:39 NZST Volvo 49er, FX, Nacra Europeans day 6 Volvo 49er, FX, Nacra Europeans day 6 Kiwis are mortal, but still hard to beat A light and tricky final day of fleet racing has mixed up the Nacra 17 leader board and made it an out and out battle for the top spots going into the medal race. Only 12 points separate the top six boats. by 49er & Nacra 17 Sailing Posted 19 May 07:19 NZST Unfinished business Unfinished business Blair Tuke on trying to win The Ocean Race Kiwi star Blair Tuke on trying to win the Race that 'pushes you like nothing else'. When Blair Tuke looks back on his first crack at The Ocean Race, onboard MAPFRE, he describes it in two words: unfinished business. by Jonno Turner Posted 19 May 03:04 NZST NZL Sailing Team: Bronze certain in Finn - Day 5 NZL Sailing Team: Bronze certain in Finn - Day 5 Andy Maloney has guaranteed himself at least a bronze going into tonight's medal race Andy Maloney has guaranteed himself at least a bronze going into tonight's medal race at the Finn Europeans, while Peter Burling and Blair Tuke lead the 49er event with two days remaining and Alex Maloney and Molly Meech are third in the 49erFX. by Michael Brown/Yachting NZ Posted 18 May 09:35 NZST Finn Europeans in Athens day 5 Finn Europeans in Athens day 5 Norway and Brazil qualify for Tokyo 2020 on penultimate day Norway and Brazil secured their places at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games as the penultimate day of the Finn Europeans in Athens was abandoned late on Friday, with no more races sailed due to very light wind all day. by Robert Deaves Posted 18 May 08:10 NZST Volvo 49er, FX, Nacra Europeans day 5 Volvo 49er, FX, Nacra Europeans day 5 Kiwis make a move on the 49erFX podium The Nacra 17 Brazilians have shown remarkable consistency throughout the week, although even Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze put a slight blot on their pristine copybook with a 12th in the middle of three races on Friday. by 49er & Nacra 17 Sailing Posted 18 May 04:34 NZST America's Cup: Foil arms pass test America's Cup: Foil arms pass test America's Cup foil arms pass test at Persico It would seem that the saga of the Foiling Arms for the AC75 is over. A tweet from #AmericasCup showed the carbon Foiling Arm in its test bed, with a second graphic of the tests that had been applied and apparently passed. by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz Posted 18 May 03:26 NZST Bermudes 1000 Race finale draws near Bermudes 1000 Race finale draws near But it's hard to know how long each boat will be slowed for After hurtling along at warp speed for 24 hours, propelled by a steady NW'ly wind, the leading boats in the Bermudes 1000 Race Douarnenez – Brest have, as expected, seen their progress falter as of early this afternoon. by Bermudes 1000 Race Posted 17 May 19:11 NZST Your feedback on marine pest management is sought Your feedback on marine pest management is sought The four northern-most regions of NZ seek your opinion on marine pest management Please take five minutes to provide the four northern-most regions of NZ who want to hear your thoughts about the broad options relating to clean hulls and other ways that marine pests can hitchhike, such as in ballast or bilge water and fishing gear. by Zoe Wilde Posted 17 May 15:31 NZST ‘Clean Below, Good to Go' at NZ Boat Show ‘Clean Below, Good to Go' at NZ Boat Show Understanding how to identify marine pests, and how to prevent them from hitchhiking on your boat Look out for the team at stand 434 at the Hutchwilco Auckland Boat Show from 16-19 May at ASB Showgrounds. There will be marine pest information and a live tank display to help get your eye in for the nastiess by Zoe Hawkins Posted 17 May 15:29 NZST Collinson FX: May 17 - AUD drops ahead of poll Collinson FX: May 17 - AUD drops ahead of poll The NZD traded down below 0.6550. AUD plunges below 0.6900 This prospect does not fill markets with confidence, reflected in the AUD unwinding in the lead up to Election Day which has plunged below 0.6900. by Collinson FX Posted 17 May 14:51 NZST Finn sailors petition World Sailing Finn sailors petition World Sailing Finn sailors at the 2019 Europeans have called for the class to be re-instated in the 2024 Olympics In an open letter to World Sailing, but indeed all of the sailors of the world, the competitors at the 2019 European Championships being staged in Athens have called for the class to be re-instated in the Paris Olympic Sailing Regatta. by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World NZ Posted 17 May 14:13 NZST NZL Sailing Team: Maloney on medal hunt in Athens NZL Sailing Team: Maloney on medal hunt in Athens Andy Maloney sailing in the Finn Class Europeans in Athens, won the first race of the day Andy Maloney sailing in the Finn Class Europeans in Athens, won the first race of the day, but slipped two places to third overall with two scores in the 20s. It was a similar story in Weymouth at the 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 Europeans. by Michael Brown/Yachting NZ Posted 17 May 11:10 NZST Finn Europeans in Athens day 4 Finn Europeans in Athens day 4 Giles Scott extends while fight for Tokyo places heats up The Finn Europeans in Athens got back on track on Thursday with three more races completed. After losing the overall lead following the opening race, Brit, Giles Scott ended the day with a 15-point lead over Hungarian world champion Zsombor Berecz. by Robert Deaves Posted 17 May 09:36 NZST Volvo 49er, FX, Nacra Europeans day 4 Volvo 49er, FX, Nacra Europeans day 4 Leaderboards scramble in gold crucible John Gimson and Anna Burnet (GBR) foiled to the front of the Nacra 17 fleet after a solid start to the gold fleet finals with scores of 1,6,2. "We've finally found some downwind wheels," said Gimson. by 49er & Nacra 17 Sailing Posted 17 May 06:43 NZST Superyacht Cup Palma 2019 preview Superyacht Cup Palma 2019 preview The final countdown is on to the start of Europe's finest superyacht regatta The most recent is the stunning Meteor, returning to the Superyacht Cup for the first time since 2007. At 51.5m the World Superyacht Award winning schooner is set to be the largest yacht at this year's celebration of sail. by Superyacht Cup Palma Posted 17 May 06:39 NZST Mike Slade receives OBE Mike Slade receives OBE Charismatic owner of Leopard at Buckingham Palace today Mike Slade the charismatic owner of Leopard has been at Buckingham Palace today to receive his OBE for services to charity. Coincidentally Mike also completed the sale of his well travelled Supermaxi Leopard 3 today. by Chris Sherlock Posted 17 May 02:46 NZST Ben Ainslie rejoins the GC32 Racing Tour 2019 Ben Ainslie rejoins the GC32 Racing Tour 2019 Ben Ainslie to steer INEOS Rebels UK as CHINAone NINGBO joins 2019 GC32 Racing Tour Sir Ben Ainslie, well known for his four Olympic gold medals and one silver, is back on the high performance one design foiling catamaran circuit with a new line up of youth and experience. by GC32 Racing Tour Posted 17 May 02:07 NZST SailGP: Slingsby on being two up SailGP: Slingsby on being two up During the practice and also for the second round it did not look like Australia would go two zip During the practice racing, and also for the entire second round of the enigmatic SailGP, it did not look like Australia would go two zip. Had the organizers got what they wanted? by John Curnow Posted 16 May 18:42 NZST Paris 2024 Equipment top of the agenda Paris 2024 Equipment top of the agenda World Sailing Mid-Year Meeting starts Friday in London Chelsea Football Club, London, Great Britain will host World Sailing delegates from 17-19 May for the 2019 edition of World Sailing's Mid-Year Meeting. by Daniel Smith, World Sailing Posted 16 May 17:43 NZST
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