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The Evolution of the Load Pin The Evolution of the Load Pin Few adaptations have had quite the impact of the load pin Innovative sailors are constantly observing other fields and looking for new technologies that have the potential to change the way they sail. Few adaptations have had quite the impact of the load pin. by Cyclops Marine Posted 20 May 07:02 PDT 75th Anniversary Wilson Trophy 75th Anniversary Wilson Trophy 34 teams gathered at the West Kirby marine lake, aka the theatre of dreams In April 1948 West Kirby Sailing Club was invited to send a team to Dun Laoghaire (IRE) for a mixed class team racing event, competing against teams from the South of Ireland and the South of England. by Andy Cornah Posted 20 May 04:36 PDT Sir Jim Ratcliffe provides the pedal power Sir Jim Ratcliffe provides the pedal power On-board British America's Cup yacht INEOS Chairman Sir Jim Ratcliffe joined Sir Ben Ainslie as a cyclor onboard INEOS Britannia's flying America's Cup race boat which is capable of reaching speeds of 100Km/h. by INEOS Britannia Posted 19 May 21:58 PDT 5th Annual Hotel and Tourism Regatta 5th Annual Hotel and Tourism Regatta Coral World Triumphs at St. Thomas Yacht Club The excitement was palpable across the waters of Cowpet Bay during the thrilling conclusion of the 5th Annual Hotel and Tourism Regatta. by Carol Bareuther Posted 19 May 21:51 PDT Cup Spy May 18: Cup Spy May 18: The Brits were the only team to sail AC75s or paired AC40s over the weekend The Brits were the only team to sail AC75s or paired AC40s over the weekend. INEOS Britannia sailed their newly christened AC75, with team principal Jim Ratcliffe, a keen cyclist, aboard and functioning as one of the four cyclors onboard. by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World NZ Posted 19 May 20:32 PDT Cup Spy May 17: Good numbers at last Cup Spy May 17: Good numbers at last Teams get a good workout on a day blessed with a solid sailing breeze, in Barcelona and Auckland Two teams(USA and GBR) sailed AC75s on Friday out of Barcelona, on a day blessed with a good solid sailing breeze. ETNZ sailed both their AC40s in contested training for all three sailing squads - Womens, Youth and Defence. by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World NZ Posted 19 May 17:43 PDT Normandy Match Cup in Le Havre Day 3 Normandy Match Cup in Le Havre Day 3 Playing the shifts Racing continued into the early evening of Day 3 of the Normandy Match Cup as the semi-finals got under way in a fresh 12-15knots, combined with a challenging current off the Le Havre beach. by Women's WMRT Posted 19 May 16:33 PDT J/105 Women's Invitational Regatta a success J/105 Women's Invitational Regatta a success Arbitrage team wins three-peat at St. Francis Yacht Club On May 11th, the St. Francis Yacht Club hosted nine teams for the 2024 SF Bay J/105 Women Skipper Invitational. PRO Gerard Sheridan and his RC team ran four action-packed races on the city-front course while Karl the Fog danced across the sky. by J/Boats Posted 19 May 14:28 PDT J/112E debuts in Vancouver J/112E debuts in Vancouver A noteworthy letter from Adam Korbine in the Pacific Northwest region Every now and then, we receive enthusiastic and passionate letters from J/Owners all over the world. One noteworthy letter is from Adam Korbine in the Pacific Northwest region in Vancouver, British Columbia- a new J/112E owner. by J-Boats Posted 19 May 13:21 PDT 2024 Formula Kite Worlds in Hyères, France overall 2024 Formula Kite Worlds in Hyères, France overall Nolot & Maeder win back their world titles Max Maeder and Lauriane Nolot have successfully defended their titles at the end of the Formula Kite World Championships in Hyères in the south of France. by IKA Media / Andy Rice Posted 19 May 11:14 PDT Smaller maxis endure storm Smaller maxis endure storm En route to Regata dei Tre Golfi victory The Regata dei Tre Golfi, supported by Rolex as Official Timepiece and which started from Naples on Friday, saw the upper half of the 25-boat maxi fleet suffer from repeated hold-ups, calms and transitions. by James Boyd / International Maxi Association Posted 19 May 11:03 PDT 69F Youth Foiling Gold Cup Act 1 69F Youth Foiling Gold Cup Act 1 Groupe Atlantic wins at Circolo Vela Torbole After six days of great sailing, Groupe Atlantic is the winner of the Act 1 of the 69F Youth Foiling Gold Cup, event hosted and organized by Circolo Vela Torbole; the event was characterized by the normal alternation between Peler (northerly wind) and Ora by 69F Sailing Posted 19 May 10:36 PDT Countdown to the 2024 Atlantic Cup Countdown to the 2024 Atlantic Cup We're exactly 6 days until the start We're exactly 6 days until the start of the 2024 Atlantic Cup! 9 teams representing 4 countries will depart Charleston Saturday, May 25 at 12pm for Newport! by Atlantic Cup Posted 19 May 07:26 PDT 18ft Skiffs: The Oak Double Bay-4 Pines 18ft Skiffs: The Oak Double Bay-4 Pines Outstanding 2023-24 performance by the young rookie team One of the real highlights of the Australian 18 Footer League's 2023-24 Sydney Harbour season was the outstanding performance of the young, rookie team on The Oak Double Bay-4 Pines from the opening Spring Championship series by Frank Quealey Posted 18 May 22:19 PDT Clarisse Crémer finishes The Transat CIC Clarisse Crémer finishes The Transat CIC Completing the race in 20 days after a technical stopover in the Azores to repair her boat On May 19 at 20d 12h 38min, after 20 days since the start of The Transat CIC, Clarisse Crémer finally crossed the finish line of this legendary race. by L'Occitane Sailing Team Posted 18 May 18:11 PDT Normandy Match Cup in Le Havre Day 2 Normandy Match Cup in Le Havre Day 2 Ideal conditions after no racing was possible on Friday Day 2 of the Women's World Match Racing Tour Normandy Match Cup in Le Havre saw racing through to the early evening as the race committee took advantage of ideal conditions to complete the full double round-robin qualifying stage. by Women's WMRT Posted 18 May 16:05 PDT Action-packed 24 hours in Regata dei Tre Golfi Action-packed 24 hours in Regata dei Tre Golfi The race had five different leaders, with massive reshuffles Light weather yacht racing can easily be frustrating or boring. But the 69th edition of the Circolo del Remo e della Vela Italia's Regata dei Tre Golfi was definitely not. by James Boyd / International Maxi Association Posted 18 May 12:02 PDT 2024 Formula Kite Worlds in Hyères, France Day 5 2024 Formula Kite Worlds in Hyères, France Day 5 Triple-bullet boost for Newland before final Defending champions Max Maeder and Lauriane Nolot go into the final day of the 2024 Formula Kite World Championships in pole position. by IKA Media / Andy Rice Posted 18 May 10:43 PDT Worrell 1000 Race 2024 Legs 5 & 6 Worrell 1000 Race 2024 Legs 5 & 6 Not only a physical and strategical challenge, but one of mental endurance On Thursday morning, May 16th - Teams lined up on the beach in Jacksonville, Florida, ready to set sail on the longest leg of the event: JAX Beach to Tybee Island, GA - 120 miles. by Beverley J Simmons Posted 18 May 09:47 PDT North Nova Freeride wing launched North Nova Freeride wing launched A balanced, easy-to-use all-round wing Master of the lumps and bumps, glide upwind, roll through tacks, float through gybes or lofty jumps with bonus hangtime. Whatever goal you're chasing, the Nova will send you there faster. by North Kiteboarding & North Foils Posted 18 May 06:39 PDT America's Cup: I name this boat 'Britannia'! America's Cup: I name this boat 'Britannia'! INEOS Britannia have formally christened their America's Cup Challenger in Barcelona INEOS Britannia have formally christened their America's Cup Challenger 'Britannia' in a short ceremony at the team's base in Barcelona. by Sail-World.com/NZ Posted 18 May 03:38 PDT World Sailing Transgender Participation Policy World Sailing Transgender Participation Policy The World Sailing Council has voted to adopt new eligibility rules for transgender athletes World Sailing Council has voted to adopt new eligibility rules for transgender athletes at the federation's 2024 Mid Year Meeting. by World Sailing Posted 17 May 23:33 PDT Cup Spy May 16: AC75s struggle to foil in seaway Cup Spy May 16: AC75s struggle to foil in seaway Thursday session was not hugely productive in actual sailing time compared to time on the water The US and British teams sailed on Thursday in a session that was not hugely productive in actual sailing time compared to time on the water. The issue lay in a storm - with thunder and lightning - that didn't hit the teams, but certainly affected them. by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World NZ Posted 17 May 18:05 PDT Paris 2024 U.S. Olympic Sailing team roster Paris 2024 U.S. Olympic Sailing team roster The 13 sailors who will represeent the United States has been finalized US Sailing has confirmed the names of the 13 sailors who will represent the United States at the Paris Olympic Games this coming July and August in Marseille, France. by US Sailing Team Posted 17 May 16:54 PDT 2024 Formula Kite Worlds in Hyères, France Day 4 2024 Formula Kite Worlds in Hyères, France Day 4 Multiple pile-up in women's fleet Perhaps one of the reasons why reigning World Champions Max Maeder and Lauriane Nolot manage to win so many races is because they have enough speed to stay out of trouble. by IKA Media / Andy Rice Posted 17 May 11:42 PDT Regata dei Tre Golfi offshore sets sail Regata dei Tre Golfi offshore sets sail 69th edition signals the start of the IMA Maxi Europeans The 69th edition of the Circolo del Remo e della Vela Italia's offshore race, the Regata dei Tre Golfi sets sail this afternoon (Friday, 17 May) at 1635 from Naples' Porticciolo di Santa Lucia. by James Boyd / International Maxi Association Posted 17 May 07:46 PDT Seldén Mast's latest Race GRIP winch handle Seldén Mast's latest Race GRIP winch handle Incorporating an innovative and logical solution to the locking mechanism Swedish marine equipment manufacturer Seldén Mast is pleased to announce its latest series of patented Race GRIP winch handles, which have been designed to offer a more practical solution to the locking mechanism for a more seamless sailing experience. by Seldén Mast Posted 17 May 06:30 PDT Steering the Course 2024 Steering the Course 2024 Shining the spotlight on pathways to the Olympics for women in sailing This year's Steering the Course, World Sailing's global women's sailing festival, kicks off today with the spotlight firmly focused on the Olympic pathways available in coaching, officiating and sports administration. by World Sailing Posted 17 May 06:07 PDT The 5 Minute Warning The 5 Minute Warning Andy Rice & Matt Sheahan's 5min racing update This week PlanetSail's Matt Sheahan tracks down Sailjuice's Andy Rice to a beach in Hyères, south of France, for the Formula Kite World Championships. It's the last big event for the kiteboarders before they make their Olympic debut in Marseille. by PlanetSail Posted 17 May 03:58 PDT Oliver Heer finishes 25th IMOCA in the Transat CIC Oliver Heer finishes 25th IMOCA in the Transat CIC “I went through a nightmare” It was with a huge measure of relief that the Swiss German solo skipper Oliver Heer brought his Transat CIC solo race across the North Atlantic from Lorient to New York to a satisfactory conclusion Thursday at 22:19:32hrs UTC, finishing in 25th place. by The Transat CIC Posted 17 May 02:22 PDT Top competitors return for Women's Championship Top competitors return for Women's Championship The inaugural edition was a success on many levels The inaugural edition of the New York Yacht Club Women's Championship for the Joan H. Towse Trophy, sailed in late June of 2022, was a success on many levels. by New York Yacht Club Posted 16 May 16:52 PDT Loads of amenity - Goes like a cut cat Loads of amenity - Goes like a cut cat As the first Cure 55 steps closer to being splashed it looked more like a Purosangue to me As the first Cure 55 steps ever closer to being splashed, I could not help thinking that it was a lot like the Ferrari Purosangue. More space than your typical two-seat hypercar, yet with the punch to dispatch distances and pretenders with complete ease. by John Curnow, Global Editor, SailWorldCruising.com Posted 16 May 16:00 PDT 2024 Formula Kite Worlds in Hyères, France Day 3 2024 Formula Kite Worlds in Hyères, France Day 3 "Max is not a robot, he's human" Opportunities to beat Max Maeder don't come along very often, so Valentin Bontus seized his moment on day three of the Formula Kite World Championship in Hyères in the sunny south of France. by IKA Media / Andy Rice Posted 16 May 13:11 PDT Worrell 1000 Race 2024 Legs 3 & 4 Worrell 1000 Race 2024 Legs 3 & 4 The Ocean is a Sleeping Giant… For those who are familiar with the history of the Worrell 1000, they know this race has claimed many boats, bones & pride. The quote "The ocean is a sleeping giant..." started a post-race story by Bud Zimmerman in 1976, the Race Coordinator of that time. by Beverley J Simmons Posted 16 May 12:48 PDT Get out your Sailing Gear! Get out your Sailing Gear! MySail has Landed on the Shores of the USA The weather is starting to heat up across the United States and so is the 2024 sailing season. For keen sailors, especially those not lucky enough to have year-round sailing options, the start of the season is always an eagerly awaited time of year. by MySail Posted 16 May 10:00 PDT Purchase Systems and Mechanical Advantage Purchase Systems and Mechanical Advantage The Ultimate Guide as Allen break down the nitty-gritty In this guide, we're breaking down the nitty-gritty of purchase systems, from the straightforward simplicity of the "simple" system to the power-packed intricacy of the "compound" system. by Allen Posted 16 May 08:04 PDT Quantum Melges 24 Great Lakes Cup Series kicks off Quantum Melges 24 Great Lakes Cup Series kicks off 4-part regatta series tailor-made for the iconic sportboat Title sponsor Quantum Sails and the U.S. Melges 24 Class Association (USM24CA) are ready to usher in the 2024 Great Lakes Cup racing series for a fourth exciting year. by U.S. Melges 24 Class Association Posted 16 May 08:02 PDT Cup Spy May 15: Swiss get worked over Cup Spy May 15: Swiss get worked over Two teams sailed on Wednesday out of Barcelona in a funky breeze and a squirrely seastate Two teams sailed on Wednesday out of Barcelona in a funky breeze and a squirrely seastate. The US team's session was called up short after a jib traveller issue. The Swiss stayed out for 4.5hrs in challenging conditions. by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World NZ Posted 16 May 07:38 PDT Route to the Global Solo Challenge 2027-2028 Route to the Global Solo Challenge 2027-2028 The cold temperatures of the deep South are finally well behind Louis Robein Louis Robein, the last competitor still at sea in the Global Solo Challenge 2023-2024, has reached the latitude of Rio De Janeiro but most notably, today, has crossed the Tropic of Capricorn. by Marco Nannini / Global Solo Challenge Posted 16 May 07:03 PDT IMOCA Class Sailor Profile: Sam Goodchild IMOCA Class Sailor Profile: Sam Goodchild Who is this modest 34-year-old Englishman? In the history of the IMOCA Class there have been few skippers who have completed a debut year to rival that of Sam Goodchild, who achieved five consecutive podium finishes in his first five races and became the 2023 IMOCA Globe Series Champion. by TR Racing Posted 16 May 03:27 PDT
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