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America's Cup: Valencia Revisited? America's Cup: Valencia Revisited? A report in the Spanish media indicates that a new bid is in the running for the 37th America's Cup A report in the Spanish media indicates that a new bid from Valencia, Spain is in the running for hosting the 37th America's Cup. by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World NZ Posted 16 Oct 10:22 NZDT America's Cup: Big calls ahead for Superstars America's Cup: Big calls ahead for Superstars Tough calls ahead for Burling and Tuke as they try to balance their 2024 dance card Peter Burling and Blair Tuke announced their arrival back into New Zealand, this week, with a media release making it clear the duo had not re-signed with Emirates Team New Zealand. by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz Posted 15 Oct 23:53 NZDT Sea Scouts get a fun head start in RS Feva class Sea Scouts get a fun head start in RS Feva class Scouts Aotearoa is the latest organisation to identify the two-handed RS Feva as the path forward Scouts Aotearoa is the latest organisation to identify the two-handed RS Feva as the path forward for youth sailors, especially youth in the Sea Scout Branch of the organisation. It now has boats in Nelson, Auckland and Dunedin, and soon in Gisborne by NZ Sailcraft Posted 15 Oct 15:00 NZDT World Match Racing Tour 2021 final postponed World Match Racing Tour 2021 final postponed The decision to postpone the Shenzhen event is due to border and quarantine restrictions Organisers of the World Match Racing Tour today announced the final event of the 2021 season, the Boa'an Match Cup/WMRT Final in Shenzhen, China will be postponed to March 2022 following a review of the current border and quarantine restrictions in China. by World Match Racing Tour Posted 16 Oct 02:35 NZDT Moth Top Tips with Brad Funk Moth Top Tips with Brad Funk Chat with the winner of the Inlands at Rutland Moth tips from Inland Champion Brad Funk from the Moth Inlands 2021 held at Rutland Sailing Club. by James Eaves Posted 15 Oct 23:04 NZDT 2021 Formula Kite Worlds day 2 2021 Formula Kite Worlds day 2 High drama in challenging conditions upsets order in Sardina The fight for the Formula Kite world championship titles, being contested on the sumptuous Gulf of Oristano on the Italian island, shifted into high gear with drama all over the track in tough conditions that left some leading contenders in difficulties. by International Kiteboarding Association Posted 15 Oct 19:40 NZDT Swan OD Worlds get under way in light winds Swan OD Worlds get under way in light winds Just one race on day one in St Tropez Electricity crackled along the quayside this morning as crews prepared for the first race of Swan One Design Worlds in St Tropez. After the relaxed fun of last night's opening ceremony, tension was palpable as final checks were made and sails stowed. by Nautor's Swan Posted 15 Oct 14:22 NZDT Finn World Masters at Mar Menor day 4 Finn World Masters at Mar Menor day 4 Valerian Lebrun wins with day to spare The fourth day of the 2021 Finn World Masters on Mar Menor in Murcia, Spain produced yet more great racing, with Valerian Lebrun, from France, securing the title with a day to spare. by Robert Deaves Posted 15 Oct 13:53 NZDT Sails of Change to set sail on Jules Verne Trophy Sails of Change to set sail on Jules Verne Trophy Dona, Yann and their crew to set sail on a fossil fuel-free attempt Dona Bertarelli and Yann Guichard are once more set to take on the Jules Verne Trophy, held since 2017 by Francis Joyon and his crew in a time of 40d 23h 30' 30". by Spindrift racing Posted 15 Oct 03:37 NZDT Votes open for Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image 2021 Votes open for Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image 2021 Jury has selected the 80 best pictures for you to vote on The international jury of the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award has selected the 80 best pictures taken this year by photographers based all around the world. The public is now invited to vote. by Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image Posted 15 Oct 01:08 NZDT Opening skirmishes at Formula Kite Worlds in Italy Opening skirmishes at Formula Kite Worlds in Italy The opening exchanges throw up surprises in tight racing The opening exchanges at the Formula Kite World Championships, being fought out on the Gulf of Oristano on the Italian island of Sardinia, slightly upset the form book after a faltering start, when the wind teased before the action kicked off in earnest. by International Kiteboarding Association Posted 14 Oct 21:48 NZDT A spectacular welcome for Swan OD Worlds A spectacular welcome for Swan OD Worlds Record fleet of 41 boats from 18 nations brings hundreds of sailors to St Tropez Saint Tropez plays magnificent host to the Swan One Design Worlds, with 41 boats from 18 different nations lined up along the quay in the historic old harbour. by Nautor's Swan Posted 14 Oct 19:27 NZDT PIC Coastal Classic hoists cancellation flag PIC Coastal Classic hoists cancellation flag For the first time in its 39 year event history, the PIC Coastal Classic is cancelled. For the first time in its 39 year event history, the PIC Coastal Classic is cancelled. "Updated restrictions make it clear that events of any kind are not permitted at Level 3," says New Zealand Multihull. Yacht Club (NZMYC) Commodore Greer Houston. by PIC Coastal Classic Posted 14 Oct 13:14 NZDT OFS800 Offshore Range has landed! OFS800 Offshore Range has landed! Next Generation Offshore Kit from Zhik The culmination of years of testing with the world's leading sailors in the Volvo Ocean Race and a design brief of NO COMPROMISE in fabric technology. by Zhik Posted 14 Oct 09:00 NZDT Finn World Masters at Mar Menor day 3 Finn World Masters at Mar Menor day 3 Fleet leaders survive Mar Menor light winds Only one race was scheduled on the third day of the 2021 Finn World Masters on Mar Menor, Murcia, Spain. Anthony Nossiter, from Australia, led from start to finish in the light winds only to find he'd been black flagged for the second race running. by Robert Deaves Posted 14 Oct 08:11 NZDT RS Feva's send it off Manly Beach - Video RS Feva's send it off Manly Beach - Video RS Feva's make great use of the fresh SW breeze that off Manly Beach Making great use of the fresh SW breeze that has visited Auckland over the past couple of days, a couple of RS Feva's get some great rides off Manly Beach. by Sail-World Posted 13 Oct 23:55 NZDT Become a Doyle Sailmaker - join a world class team Become a Doyle Sailmaker - join a world class team Doyle's Sailmaking Programme is designed to slingshot apprentices to the top of the industry The Doyle Sailmaking Programme is designed to slingshot apprentices to the top of the industry. It focuses on creating opportunities for participants – on the water and on the loft floor. by Danielle Burridge/Doyle Sails Posted 13 Oct 20:50 NZDT Waikawa's largest regatta ready to welcome in 2022 Waikawa's largest regatta ready to welcome in 2022 Waikawa Boating Club's annual New Year Regatta is scheduled and the Notice of Race is available Waikawa Boating Club's annual New Year Regatta is expected to draw the biggest fleet and sailor participation in the Marlborough calendar for the two-day regatta over the weekend of 8-9 January 2022. by David Hancock Posted 13 Oct 16:16 NZDT Finn World Masters at Mar Menor day 2 Finn World Masters at Mar Menor day 2 Lebrun extends on high scoring second day in Spain Bas de Waal, from the Netherlands, and Jesus Pintos, from Spain, may have won the races on the second day of the 2021 Finn World Masters on the Mar Menor, in Spain, but it was France's Valerian Lebrun who extended his lead by Robert Deaves Posted 13 Oct 14:09 NZDT Marine Biosecurity: Line of first defence Marine Biosecurity: Line of first defence Part 1 in a series about anti-foul coatings from the team behind ‘Clean Below? Good to Go' Part one in a series of three articles about antifoul coatings from the team behind ‘Clean Below? Good to go' addresses how the global industry is coming up with solutions to biofouling challenges. by Clean Below? Good to Go Posted 13 Oct 13:06 NZDT 2021 Formula Kite World Championships opening day 2021 Formula Kite World Championships opening day The biggest kitefoil fleet ever will go head-to-head on the flat waters off Torregrande The world's fastest kiteboard racers are set to battle for the coveted Formula Kite World Championships in the inaugural title fight of the Olympic cycle, on the Italian island of Sardinia. by International Kiteboarding Association Posted 13 Oct 11:53 NZDT Clarification on Etchells Mould 8 and 10 Clarification on Etchells Mould 8 and 10 World Sailing have no concerns about their validity Following a letter from David Graham, CEO of World Sailing, dated 9th October 2021, we further clarify that World Sailing have no concerns about the validity of Etchells Moulds 8 and 10. by Mark Jardine Posted 13 Oct 10:06 NZDT The technology inside Vaikobi FlexForce wetsuits The technology inside Vaikobi FlexForce wetsuits There's more than meets the eye with this highly evolved range Vaikobi's range of FlexForce wetsuits has been developed and tested with professional athletes, designed to provide extra protection in colder conditions across all wind and water sports. by Vaikobi Posted 13 Oct 09:30 NZDT Solemar: LALIZAS Group receiving proposals Solemar: LALIZAS Group receiving proposals Solemar: LALIZAS Group has already been receiving purchase proposals for this historic brand Back on October 2019, the LALIZAS Group of companies proceeded with the acquisition of ARIMAR. As part of this agreement, the Group also acquired Solemar. by Lalizas Posted 13 Oct 06:00 NZDT Q&A Live Call with Jon Emmett Q&A Live Call with Jon Emmett Training Methods to Transform your Race Results Train Hard, Fight Easy. Too many sailors rely on racing as their only way of improving and it's a hugely flawed way of trying to make progress. by Andy Rice Posted 13 Oct 05:55 NZDT Spain SailGP debriefing, U.S. Youth Championship Spain SailGP debriefing, U.S. Youth Championship Latest newsletter from Sail-World's David Schmidt in the USA While early October is always a great time for racing in North America, last week's sailing news cycle was dominated by the Spain SailGP event, which unfurled off Cadiz, Spain, on the country's southwest coast. by David Schmidt Posted 13 Oct 04:00 NZDT SailGP Spain - WASZP lights up Cadiz SailGP Spain - WASZP lights up Cadiz Some of the best young talent in Spain converged on the Inspire Racing Circuit Sailors were greeted by the best conditions of the European Season, racing alongside the F50s in front of the massive estimated crowds of 11,000, this provided a genuine inside look at what life could be as a professional sailor. by WASZP Posted 13 Oct 02:20 NZDT Gladwell's Line: Life in Lockdown Land Gladwell's Line: Life in Lockdown Land In the alternate universe - Planet Cherub - it is great to see the Lockdown being put to good use In the alternate universe - Planet Cherub - it is great to see the Lockdown being put to good use, where the home-build virus seems to be running amok. Fortunately no vaccination is available, and frankly the more who catch it the better. by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz Posted 13 Oct 01:51 NZDT Sustainability Award nomination closes this Friday Sustainability Award nomination closes this Friday Submit your nominiation for the World Sailing 11th Hour Racing Sustainability Award There are less than five days remaining to submit nominations for this year's World Sailing 11th Hour Racing Sustainability Award, the highest recognition of success in marine sustainability. by World Sailing Posted 12 Oct 19:34 NZDT Garden of Evil: A look at Amazon assassinations Garden of Evil: A look at Amazon assassinations Why Peter Blake and conservationists are killed in the Amazon - and a look inside a Brazilian prison Garden of Evil is a new documentary, five years in the making, covering Sir Peter Blake's shooting, Capt Pete Bethune's knife attack, and corruption in the Amazon. Blake was but one of several hundred conservationists assassinated in the Amazon. by Mediawave Posted 12 Oct 14:47 NZDT Finn World Masters at Mar Menor day 1 Finn World Masters at Mar Menor day 1 Valerian Lebrun leads after Finntastic opening day Finn racing doesn't get much better than the opening day of the 2021 Finn World Masters on Mar Menor, in Murcia, Spain. With 12-18 knots of wind and in 25 degrees, two races were sailed in near perfect conditions. by Robert Deaves Posted 12 Oct 10:51 NZDT Finn World Masters on Mar Menor underway Finn World Masters on Mar Menor underway Divine conditions for the start of the event in Spain Not everyone went out for Sunday's practice race at the 2021 Finn World Masters on the Mar Menor, in Spain, but those who did were treated to divine conditions ahead of what looks set to be a highly memorable championship. by Robert Deaves Posted 11 Oct 18:03 NZDT Australia wins third Sail Grand Prix in Cadiz Australia wins third Sail Grand Prix in Cadiz Australia scores its third win of the season at SailGP Cadiz A dramatic afternoon in Cádiz ended with Australia winning the Spain Sail Grand Prix to return to the top of the SailGP Season. by Red Bull Posted 11 Oct 17:11 NZDT SailGP: Kiwis win first race in breezy Cadiz SailGP: Kiwis win first race in breezy Cadiz New Zealand SailGP Team won the first race in a fast and furious final day in Cádiz The New Zealand SailGP Team won the first race in a fast and furious final day in Cádiz, but it wasn't enough to secure a position in the winner-takes-all final as the team finished fifth at the Spain Sail Grand Prix. by James Rigby/NZSailGP Posted 11 Oct 15:22 NZDT Jumbos rule Jumbos rule B&G gave us Nemesis, and this was a pretty cool piece of kit indeed. Not all the world's jumbos got retired and parked in the Arizona desert at the beginning of 2020. Boeing's venerable bus had served us all - so, so well… Later on that same year, B&G, gave us Nemesis, and this was a pretty cool piece of kit indeed. by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS Posted 11 Oct 10:00 NZDT 11th RC44 World Championship at Scarlino overall 11th RC44 World Championship at Scarlino overall Extraordinary day concludes with Team Aqua taking the win A last minute manoeuvre by Nico Poons' Charisma won them the final race of the 44Cup Scarlino World Championship by a mere second, but it was the defending champions on Chris Bake's Team Aqua that defended their title. by 44Cup Posted 11 Oct 09:19 NZDT Spain Sail Grand Prix overall Spain Sail Grand Prix overall Double devastation on final day The home team went from hero to zero when a capsize ahead of the final day of racing in Cádiz, Andalusia, took the Spanish team out of contention for the Spain Sail Grand Prix. by SailGP Posted 11 Oct 08:51 NZDT Spithill avoids collision with British capsize Spithill avoids collision with British capsize U.S. SailGP Team consolidates grip on overall podium The United States SailGP Team took a significant step closer to qualifying for the $1 million SailGP Grand Final today, securing a second-place finish at the Spain Sail Grand Prix. by United States SailGP Team Posted 11 Oct 08:32 NZDT Spectacular victory by Slingsby in Cadiz Spectacular victory by Slingsby in Cadiz Australia SailGP team win the Spain Sail Grand Prix Tom Singsby and his Australian Team were crowned Champions of Cadiz Sail Grand Prix, after performing in conditions described as the 'wild wild west of sailing'. by Olivia Hogan Posted 11 Oct 08:19 NZDT Great Britain SailGP Team Podium Race Pitchpole Great Britain SailGP Team Podium Race Pitchpole In dramatic Spain Sail Grand Prix final day The second and final day of the Spain Sail Grand Prix in Cadiz-Andalusia brought a significant change in conditions, as 30-40KM/H gusts blowing from the city on the east met the Atlantic swell from the west by GBR SailGP Team Posted 11 Oct 08:04 NZDT Louis Duc: This is a boat which wanted to go again Louis Duc: This is a boat which wanted to go again The qualifying route in the Vendée Globe 2024 has many key stages Some one month before the start of the Transat Jacques Vabre race, Louis Duc (Kostum - Lantana Paysage) who is looking to race the 2024 Vendée Globe is stepping up his preparations with Marie Tabarly, his coskipper for the Transat Jacques Vabre. by Vendée Globe Posted 11 Oct 03:41 NZDT Magic Carpet Cubed prevails at Les Voiles Magic Carpet Cubed prevails at Les Voiles A most rewarding week two for the maxi yachts in Saint-Tropez A most rewarding week two of Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez for the maxi yachts concluded today with an easterly eventually filling in to provide 45 of the world's largest sailing yachts with a last opportunity to put points on the scoreboard. by James Boyd / International Maxi Association Posted 10 Oct 19:54 NZDT SailGP: Light airs and start errors let down Kiwis SailGP: Light airs and start errors let down Kiwis The New Zealand SailGP Team has it all to do on Day 2 of the Spain Sail Grand Prix The New Zealand SailGP Team has it all to do on Day 2 of the Spain Sail Grand Prix after a frustrating opening race day in Cádiz. A peculiar rule resulted in some boat being scored with their finishing place and others with their last mark rounding place. by James Rigby Posted 10 Oct 12:16 NZDT Maxi fan zone at Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez Maxi fan zone at Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez The perfect backdrop for the 45 Maxis competing in this Saturday finale One last day in the form of an XXL final! For one last time, this was a race zone at its very best in Saint Tropez, swept by an E'ly wind and a fine swell, providing the perfect backdrop for the 45 Maxis competing in this Saturday finale. by Maguelonne Turcat Posted 10 Oct 11:09 NZDT Spain Sail Grand Prix day 1 Spain Sail Grand Prix day 1 Aussies lead the charge as the largest crowds to date watch on With the largest crowds to attend a SailGP event to-date, the first ever Spain Sail Grand Prix got off to a flying start. In scenes reminiscent of a football match, fans roared from the shorelines and from the 1,400 boats that turned out. by SailGP Posted 10 Oct 09:02 NZDT Topaz are J Class winners at Les Voiles Topaz are J Class winners at Les Voiles Third win in a row today to take overall victory in IRC Class 2 at Saint Tropez Topaz upheld the J Class record for Class winning success at Les Voiles de Saint Tropez when they topped out a good week with a third win in a row today to take overall victory in the seven strong IRC Class 2. by Nicola Dawson Posted 10 Oct 08:47 NZDT Australia top leaderboard in Cadiz Australia top leaderboard in Cadiz With Nina Curtis debuting on the flying roo Tom Slingby's crew have secured their spot on the top of the leaderboard, following the first day of racing at the Cadiz Sail Grand Prix. by Olivia Hogan Posted 10 Oct 08:43 NZDT Small margins and close calls Small margins and close calls On the opening day of the Spain Sail Grand Prix Photo finish, penalties and points on the board for Great Britain SailGP Team as racing got under way in Cadiz at the Spain Sail Grand Prix. by GBR SailGP Team Posted 10 Oct 08:11 NZDT
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