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Letter from the Antipodes: Smiles and frowns Letter from the Antipodes: Smiles and frowns ETNZ's sailors getting a paddy whacking in the SailGP is the best thing to happen for their Cup Chicago came up very well as a venue offering a spectacular city backdrop; thousands of exuberant fans gathered at the finish on Day 1; good and varied sailing conditions; some opportunity for recovery from a poor start or Mark 1 rounding. by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz Posted 24 Jun 11:10 NZST Canada's Phil Robertson reflects on SailGP Chicago Canada's Phil Robertson reflects on SailGP Chicago "It is a nice confidence booster for the team to perform so strongly in this fleet" "Second overall, another great event that the team is incredibly proud of. It is a nice confidence booster for the team to perform so strongly in this fleet and gain some huge lessons again from racing in another final." by Phil Robertson/Canada SailGP Posted 23 Jun 01:46 NZST All set for the RS Aero Worlds at Cascade Locks All set for the RS Aero Worlds at Cascade Locks 'The Gorge' is a popular favourite with the North American fleet The 4th RS Aero RS Aero World Championship is to be hosted by the Columbia Gorge Racing Association at 'The Gorge', Cascade Locks, Oregon, USA. The Gorge is a popular favourite with the North American RS Aero Class. by RS Aero International Class Association Posted 25 Jun 17:22 NZST GC32 Lagos Cup Day 2 GC32 Lagos Cup Day 2 High scoring flat water day Lagos demonstrated again on Friday what an excellent 'find' this venue was by the GC32 Racing Tour, which first held an event here for its foiling catamarans back in 2018, followed by its GC32 World Championship in 2019. by GC32 Racing Tour Posted 25 Jun 16:51 NZST 2022 Rolex TP52 World Championship day 4 2022 Rolex TP52 World Championship day 4 Cascais looks set to deliver for title showdown A small, uncharacteristic error approaching the first windward mark of the second race today cost regatta leaders Quantum Racing dearly, but it sets up what promises to be an engaging Saturday title showdown against Platoon. by 52 Super Series Posted 25 Jun 16:33 NZST Henri-Lloyd Customer Favourites Henri-Lloyd Customer Favourites Timeless, high performing designs, chosen and worn by you Timeless, high performing designs, chosen and worn by you. Take a look at some of our customer favourites below and get ready to love any weather. by Henri-Lloyd Posted 25 Jun 05:00 NZST 128th Kiel Week Day 7 128th Kiel Week Day 7 Subtropical strong wind on Kiel Week's Friday A show of strength by Olympic champions Ruggero Tita and Caterina Banti dominated the Nacra 17 competition at Kiel Week on Friday (24 June). The mixed duo from Italy followed a single slip-up (13th) with three victories on the day. by Andreas Kling Posted 25 Jun 03:56 NZST 2022 ORC Worlds at YC Costa Smeralda Preview 2022 ORC Worlds at YC Costa Smeralda Preview Sixty-nine teams from 16 nations are assembled in Porto Cervo Sixty-nine teams from 16 nations are assembled in the beautiful harbor in front of the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda getting ready to race tomorrow at the 2022 ORC World Championship. by Offshore Racing Congress Posted 24 Jun 23:58 NZST 2022 New Caledonia Groupama Race, Day 6 2022 New Caledonia Groupama Race, Day 6 Eye Candy slips in under the radar They passed Kalolo, a catamaran, who had been the leading Caledonian for the majority of the race, in the final nautical miles of the 654 mile challenge. by Nic Douglass Posted 24 Jun 23:36 NZST Clipper Race Sprint from Bermuda - Race 13 results Clipper Race Sprint from Bermuda - Race 13 results A tactical battle to navigate the light patches to New York The 700nm mile Race 13 from Bermuda to New York had an upwind start. This four to five day race then quickly became a tactical battle to navigate the light patches ahead. by Clipper Round the World Race Posted 24 Jun 17:23 NZST Damian wins OM International Ledro Match Race Damian wins OM International Ledro Match Race Finding their form on the lake conditions winning the final 3-0 French match racing skipper Damian Michelier and his crew were crowned champions of the 2022 OM International Ledro Match Race last weekend, marking the first year for the popular Italian match racing event as an official World Tour event by WMRT Posted 24 Jun 17:00 NZST Vendee Arctique: Bulk of fleet lands in Port Olona Vendee Arctique: Bulk of fleet lands in Port Olona Smiles, hugs and champagne greeted the fleet Smiles, hugs and champagne greeted more than half the Vendee Arctique - Les Sables d'Olonne fleet Thursday as they paraded into Port Olona on a warm, windless day after slowly jockeying down the coast. by Vendée Arctique Posted 24 Jun 16:41 NZST GC32 Lagos Cup Day 1 GC32 Lagos Cup Day 1 Opens with a Psarofaghis masterclass While Ernesto Bertarelli's Alinghi Red Bull Racing team has topped GC32 competition for many years, they are now focused on 37th America's Cup training and so are fielding two teams on the GC32 Racing Tour: SUI 8 by GC32 Racing Tour Posted 24 Jun 12:01 NZST 128th Kiel Week Day 6 128th Kiel Week Day 6 Brilliant Thursday opens Olympic part of Kiel Week Brilliant Thursday opens Olympic part of Kiel Week, eight different nations wear yellow leader jerseys. by Andreas Kling Posted 24 Jun 07:43 NZST 2022 Rolex TP52 World Championship day 3 2022 Rolex TP52 World Championship day 3 "If you ain't first you're last" rollercoasters in light winds, but Quantum Racing and Vayu impress "If you ain't first you're last" rollercoasters in light winds Cascais but Quantum Racing and Vayu impress. by 52 Super Series Posted 24 Jun 07:32 NZST J Class racing returns to the Superyacht Cup Palma J Class racing returns to the Superyacht Cup Palma The widely anticipated return of Svea sees the newest J Class yacht in the fleet set to race The J Class return to Superyacht Cup Palma next week, where four boats will race as a class at the event for the first time since Mallorca's 2014 showcase regatta. by J Class Posted 24 Jun 05:31 NZST Finnish Round the World Racing tradition continues Finnish Round the World Racing tradition continues Tapio Lehtinen leads the charge of Finnish entries in the 2023 Ocean Globe Race Helsinki hosted a 2023 Ocean Globe Race Press Conference in the HSS yacht club, one of the most distinguished yacht clubs in Finland, founded in 1893. by Don McIntyre Posted 24 Jun 02:50 NZST André Budzien wins OK series at Kieler Woche André Budzien wins OK series at Kieler Woche After a shortened series ended on Tuesday Germany's André Budzien has won the 2022 Kieler Woche for OK Dinghies after a shortened series ended on Tuesday. Denmark's Bo Petersen took second while Greg Wilcox from New Zealand took third. 35 boats from five nations took part. by Robert Deaves Posted 24 Jun 02:30 NZST 11th ACO Musto Skiff Worlds day 1 11th ACO Musto Skiff Worlds day 1 A cat and mouse game of waiting for wind The ACO 11th Musto Skiff World Championships 2022 kicked off at Kiel Week with some light wind racing for the Pre-Worlds on Tuesday 21st June. by Euan Hurter Posted 23 Jun 23:41 NZST Rushour is first in rush of Australian arrivals Rushour is first in rush of Australian arrivals In the 2022 New Caledonia Groupama Race Last night, just before midnight, Rushour was the first for the 7th Edition of the New Caledonia Groupama Race to cross the finish line. The Australian Drew 15 catamaran won this in real time in 3d 13h 42m 38s. by Nic Douglass Posted 23 Jun 20:26 NZST Formula Windsurfing Foil Worlds at Torbole overall Formula Windsurfing Foil Worlds at Torbole overall Nicolas Goyard and Sofia Renna crowned champions The Formula Foil World Championship, an event organised by the Circolo Surf Torbole in collaboration with the International IWA class, the Italian Sailing Federation and the Garda Trentino Vela Consortium, came to an end in Torbole, on Garda Trentino by Elena Giolai Posted 23 Jun 19:14 NZST All systems go for Superyacht Cup Palma 2022 All systems go for Superyacht Cup Palma 2022 Crews begin to assemble ahead of the racing The time has come and it is all systems go for the start of Superyacht Cup Palma 2022, with a diverse selection of some of the planet's most inspiring superyachts preparing to put on a show at the home of Mediterranean superyachting. by Daphne Morgan Barnicoat Posted 23 Jun 17:01 NZST C-MAP app now with crowd-sourced Genesis layer C-MAP app now with crowd-sourced Genesis layer As well as across Lowrance®, B&G® and Simrad® apps powered by C-MAP charts C-MAP®, a leader in digital marine cartography and cloud-based mapping, has made its crowd-sourced mapping data called “Genesis” available on the C-MAP navigation app this month, as well as across Lowrance®, B&G® and Simrad® apps powered by C-MAP charts. by C-MAP Posted 23 Jun 14:34 NZST 2022 Rolex TP52 World Championship day 2 2022 Rolex TP52 World Championship day 2 Quantum Racing's superior consistency proving key in Cascais Maintaining a superior level of consistency Quantum Racing lead the Rolex TP52 World Championship by four points after another two challenging light winds races on the waters off Cascais, Portugal. by 52 Super Series Posted 23 Jun 14:14 NZST Final Leg of the Clipper Race off to Le Mans Start Final Leg of the Clipper Race off to Le Mans Start Leg 8: The Atlantic Homecoming leg began at 2100 UTC Leg 8: The Atlantic Homecoming leg, which is the final stage of the Clipper 2019-20 Race, began at 1800 Local Time (2100 UTC) by way of a Le Mans Start. by Clipper Round the World Race Posted 23 Jun 11:31 NZST Tough competition expected at GC32 Lagos Cup Tough competition expected at GC32 Lagos Cup The flying catamaran fleet will be back up to its full pre-pandemic size of ten boats When racing kicks off tomorrow (Thursday 23rd) on Portugal's Algarve at the GC32 Lagos Cup, the flying catamaran fleet will be back up to its full pre-pandemic size of ten boats. by GC32 Racing Tour Posted 23 Jun 09:52 NZST Gijón City & GGR partnership to host GGR Prologue Gijón City & GGR partnership to host GGR Prologue A week of activities in the Spanish Port City It was announced today in Gijón, that the Golden Globe Race is partnering with the Spanish Port City of Gijón for a week of activities starting 6th August. by Don McIntyre Posted 23 Jun 07:16 NZST Vendée Arctique: a necessary race for IMOCA Class Vendée Arctique: a necessary race for IMOCA Class This challenge is important for a class which is defined every 4 years by the Vendée Globe As the skippers continue to make their way back to the French coast after the early conclusion of the Vendée Arctique, Antoine Mermod, the president of the IMOCA Class, has expressed his enthusiasm for a race that he believes is here to stay. by Ed Gorman / IMOCA Globe Series Posted 23 Jun 04:47 NZST 128th Kiel Week Day 5 128th Kiel Week Day 5 One more light wind race for ORC offshore yachts The weather gods had little in mind for the sailors on Wednesday (22 June) at the start of the Olympic part of Kiel Week. Because the sun hid for too long, the thermal easterly wind did not build up. by Andreas Kling Posted 23 Jun 03:44 NZST A Fine Line A Fine Line Dinghy historian Dougal Henshall looks at race officers and start lines As the world around us reblooms after the constraints of lockdown, there is plenty of food for thought surrounding the debate as to something of a reset for dinghy racing. Older sailors talk in nostalgic terms of the delights of the 'golden era'. by Dougal Henshall Posted 22 Jun 23:00 NZST 2022 Groupama Race, day 4 2022 Groupama Race, day 4 Battles throughout the fleet and imminent finishes 300 nautical miles upwind, the second half of the New Caledonia Groupama Race has not been an easy task. We have seen varying strategies, with some opting to stay offshore, and others flirting with danger, coming in and out of the reef. by Nic Douglass Posted 22 Jun 22:39 NZST Formula Windsurfing Foil Worlds at Torbole day 4 Formula Windsurfing Foil Worlds at Torbole day 4 The southerly wind takes its time to fill in The wind, on the penultimate day of racing of the Formula Foil World Championship being held at Circolo Surf Torbole, arrived lazily, almost as if to spite the Race Committee, which had brought forward the first possible start to 11:30 am. by Elena Giolai Posted 22 Jun 19:44 NZST America's Cup: 'Light on Water' - free event America's Cup: 'Light on Water' - free event Book now for Geoff Dale's 'Light on the Water' exhibition and conversation with Peter Montgomery Experience Geoff Dale's remarkable Light on the Water photography exhibition from the 2021 America's Cup before settling as he chats with legendary sports broadcaster, Peter Montgomery. by Sail-World.com/nz Posted 22 Jun 11:57 NZST Global Solo Challenge: Solo offshore yacht racing? Global Solo Challenge: Solo offshore yacht racing? The first solo race across an ocean was held as late as 1960 When sailing single-handed for extended periods, the greatest problem was, in the past, who was going to helm and keep watch when the skipper had to sleep? by Global Solo Challenge Posted 22 Jun 07:36 NZST T-Mobile U.S. SailGP Chicago | Highlights Video T-Mobile U.S. SailGP Chicago | Highlights Video Relive all the action from SailGP's freshwater debut For the second straight event final, Phil Robertson's Canada and Ben Ainslie's Great Britain were Australia's rivals for the title, with both left to rue what might have been after falling behind to Australia's fast start and never recovering. by SailGP Posted 22 Jun 07:09 NZST Tangier, the land of welcome Tangier, the land of welcome Prior to the official Globe40 start Setting sail from Lorient on 11 June on a prologue race connecting the port in southern Brittany and the Moroccan city in the Strait of Gibraltar, the Globe40 fleet is now reunited in the port of Tangier and already in the starting blocks. by Sirius Events Posted 22 Jun 06:43 NZST 2022 Rolex TP52 World Championship day 1 2022 Rolex TP52 World Championship day 1 Quantum Racing open strong in Cascais Racing in winds which were much lighter than Cascais has built its reputation for, Doug DeVos US flagged Quantum Racing has the early lead of the Rolex TP52 World Championship after opening with two second places. by 52 Super Series Posted 22 Jun 06:04 NZST James Sainsbury's latest home-build Moth project James Sainsbury's latest home-build Moth project With the ambitious aim of racing it at the Europeans in Carnac, in less than 6 weeks! It's been a week since the end of the International Moth UK Nationals, and after four hours of reflection on the drive home its time for a change. by James Sainsbury Posted 22 Jun 05:30 NZST 128th Kiel Week Day 4 128th Kiel Week Day 4 First Kiel Week winners from five nations The first Kiel Week 2022 winners have been determined and saw four Germans, three Danes and a Norwegian plus Hungarians and Kiwis in front in the international classes. by Andreas Kling Posted 22 Jun 04:50 NZST Fin1Racing wins the GP2.1 Persico 69F Cup Fin1Racing wins the GP2.1 Persico 69F Cup The positive trend continues for the team The GP2.1 Persico 69F Cup, a three-day highly competitive event in one of the best race courses in the Mediterranean, Puntaldia, has just ended, crowning Fin1Racing team for the third GP in a row. by 69F Sailing Posted 21 Jun 22:24 NZST Top 10 tips for your first Championship Regatta Top 10 tips for your first Championship Regatta Some great advice from the team at RS Sailing Here are our top ten tips to help prepare you for your first-ever championship regatta! by RS Sailing Posted 21 Jun 21:30 NZST Groupama Race: The calm after the storm Groupama Race: The calm after the storm There have been numerous breakages reported throughout the fleet The trade winds have settled in New Caledonia and the fleet have continued to enjoy the calmer conditions. The majority of the fleet are now around the North of the Island and heading upwind for home along the East coast. by Nic Douglass Posted 21 Jun 19:50 NZST Celebrating diversity at the Rolex TP52 Worlds Celebrating diversity at the Rolex TP52 Worlds Racing starts Tuesday on the Atlantic waters off Cascais The Rolex TP52 World Championship Cascais 2022 regatta starts Tuesday on the Atlantic waters off Cascais where Takashi Okura's Sled team will seek to defend the 2021 title they won in Palma in November. by 52 Super Series Posted 21 Jun 13:15 NZST Formula Windsurfing Foil Worlds at Torbole day 3 Formula Windsurfing Foil Worlds at Torbole day 3 Leaders remain unchanged in all categories The windy resources of Garda Trentino seem to never run out in this week in which the Formula Foil World Championship is being held in Torbole, on the contrary, they are increasing day by day: after the first session of three "back to back" races by Elena Giolai Posted 21 Jun 12:57 NZST Arctic Vendée - ETA of each skipper now known Arctic Vendée - ETA of each skipper now known The public is invited to come to the village to welcome them back The sailors of the Vendée Arctique - Les Sables d'Olonne are expected throughout the week at the pontoons of Port Olona. At the end of a particularly trying journey to the Iceland gate, they set sail for the Vendée. by Vendée Arctique Posted 21 Jun 10:39 NZST 128th Kiel Week Day 3 128th Kiel Week Day 3 A lot of patience from all the sailors Waiting for wind and weather was the name of the game on the third day of the Kiel Week regatta for the crews in the ten international classes and for the offshore yachts: Thunderstorm cells around the Kiel Fjord made the racing day a game of patience. by Andreas Kling Posted 21 Jun 07:59 NZST 2022 Rolex Middle Sea Race fleet starts to climb 2022 Rolex Middle Sea Race fleet starts to climb Some 49 yachts from 21 countries have entered Mediterranean's premier 606-mile classic to date With little more than four months to go to the start of the 43rd Rolex Middle Sea Race, the fleet is growing daily. Some 49 yachts from 21 countries have entered Mediterranean's premier 606-mile classic to date. by Rolex Middle Sea Race Posted 21 Jun 02:39 NZST Groupama Race: First spinnaker start in history Groupama Race: First spinnaker start in history Fleet recovers after strong southerly The forecast for the start was a low pressure system with a front bringing gusts of up to 30 knots from the south. The 160 sailors all prepared for it, but what eventuated was a light northerly. by Nic Douglass Posted 20 Jun 22:04 NZST
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