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Offshore racing action unfurls across two oceans Offshore racing action unfurls across two oceansOffshore racing action unfurls across the Atlantic and Pacific OceansThis is an exciting time to follow offshore racing, as two important contests, the Atlantic Anniversary Regatta and the Pacific Cup, are currently unfurling.by David Schmidt Posted 16 Jul 11:00 PDT Volvo Cork Week day 1 Volvo Cork Week day 1If you don't like the weather at Volvo Cork Week – wait a minuteA mixture of clear blue skies and blankets of clouds made for highly changeable conditions for the first day of Volvo Cork Week. Thankfully the warm sunshine won the day, providing light air racing in beautiful Cork Harbour and the Celtic Sea.by Louay Habib Posted 16 Jul 12:52 PDT GKA Air Games Cabarete Wrap-up GKA Air Games Cabarete Wrap-upVideo, standings and a final best trick sessionThe riders would be released on to the water one at a time, with the chance to go for one old school trick and one wakestyle / new school manoeuvre to make up their score.by Matt Pearce Posted 16 Jul 07:01 PDT Two Canadians crowned at Charlottetown Race Week Two Canadians crowned at Charlottetown Race WeekA J70 team with the regal name of "Rex" has been crowned Canadian championSkipper Peter Toombs and his Farr 30 crew on HeadFirst 3 won six of seven races. It is an auspicious beginning for the group, "We'll go at this hard for the next five years.by Kathy Large Posted 16 Jul 06:59 PDT Laser North American Championship overall Laser North American Championship overallThe Moorings 2018 Laser Class North American titles have been decidedAfter four days of lively racing – in breezes that built to the high teens Friday and Saturday, before tapering off to more moderate, southerly winds today – The Moorings 2018 Laser Class North American titles have been decided.by Betsy Crowfoot Posted 16 Jul 05:56 PDT Golden Globe Race, day 16 Golden Globe Race, day 16Péché and Slats slug it out at the front, Farebrother pulls out of the RaceFrench leader Philippe Péché and his Rustler 36 PRB is being pushed hard by Dutch rival Mark Slats (Ophen Maverick) as the Golden Globe Race fleet enjoy glorious trade wind conditions on the run south towards the Cape Verde Islands.by Golden Globe Race Posted 16 Jul 05:49 PDT Seldén Mast announce LIVE Q&A with Tracy Edwards Seldén Mast announce LIVE Q&A with Tracy EdwardsFemale sailing pioneer to talk at the Southampton Boat ShowSeldén Mast Ltd are delighted to announce that they will be hosting a LIVE Q&A session with Tracy Edwards MBE at 14.00hrs on Wednesday 19th September on their stand (no J213) at TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show 2018.by Susannah Hart, Seldén Mast Posted 16 Jul 04:58 PDT Tornado World Championship overall Tornado World Championship overallAnother impressive performance from Iordanis PaschalidisAP went down and the Tornado fleets started perfectly aligned with 10-12 knots of winds for the 8th race of the day. AUT 3 started at full speed close to the Race Committee boat and rounded the first mark ahead of GRE 1.by International Tornado Class Association Posted 16 Jul 03:52 PDT Medalists return for shot at Youth Sailing Worlds Medalists return for shot at Youth Sailing WorldsYouth Sailing Worlds is a pinnacle event for young sailorsThe 48th annual Youth Sailing World Championships begins Monday with 382 youth sailors, aged 16 to 19, from 66 nations racing on Corpus Christi Bay in Texas, USA.by Sean McNeill Posted 16 Jul 02:30 PDT Basic Rope Maintenance Basic Rope MaintenanceSalt water and dirt shortens a rope's lifespanSalt water and dirt tears away at the fibres of the rope, shortening their lifespan. 'Salty ropes' are damp, thus collect more dirt. Ropes aren't cheap. Proper maintenance ensures you get the most out of your ropes.by Diego Sosa, Upffront Posted 16 Jul 01:28 PDT 48th Youth Sailing Worlds officially open 48th Youth Sailing Worlds officially openYouth Sailing World Championship officially openWith the words, "By hoisting the flag I declare the Championship formally open!" American Cory Sertl, the Chair of the World Sailing's Youth Events Sub-committee, officially opened the 48th annual Youth Sailing World Championship.by Sean McNeill Posted 16 Jul 00:58 PDT The Hague Offshore World Championship day 1 The Hague Offshore World Championship day 1Offshore race off to light startThe sun continued to shine on Sunday at the start of racing in The Hague Offshore Sailing World Championship, with many thousands of beachgoers watching nearly a thousand sailors on their boats in the fleet start the long offshore race portion.by Dobbs Davis Posted 16 Jul 00:41 PDT Optimist US Nationals at Pensacola day 1 Optimist US Nationals at Pensacola day 1Tired Opti sailors happy with four sets of races2018 Regatta Chairman Tom Pace, Jr circled the fleet at the helm of his 38' Jupiter as the sailors rolled through the second set, he states, "This is probably about the best first day you could have for a regatta.by Troy Gilbert Posted 15 Jul 22:47 PDT US Youth Sailing Team looking for medal haul US Youth Sailing Team looking for medal haulAt the Youth Sailing World ChampionshipsThe 14 sailors who comprise the US Sailing Team at the Youth Sailing World Championships begin their quest for gold medals tomorrow.by US Sailing Posted 15 Jul 16:04 PDT High Court finds in favour of Sealegs Intl High Court finds in favour of Sealegs IntlHigh Court finds that there had been "a substantial copy and reproduction" of Sealegs designSealegs International has won an important decision in New Zealand's High Court against two competitor companies and five individuals. It was held by the Court that there had been "a substantial copy and reproduction of the Sealegs amphibious leg pattern"by Sealegs Intl Media Posted 15 Jul 14:55 PDT 120 teams for new format Volvo Cork Week 120 teams for new format Volvo Cork WeekSix days of racing in the Celtic Sea and Cork Harbour120 teams from eight different nations will compete at Volvo Cork Week, enjoying up to six days of racing in the Celtic Sea and Cork Harbour on a variety of courses.by Louay Habib Posted 15 Jul 12:06 PDT GKA Air Games Cabarete day 5 GKA Air Games Cabarete day 5Mika and Mario take on all comers to retain their podium positions on final dayThe Brazilians finished on Saturday atop the podium with the unstoppable Mikaili Sol taking her second event win of the season to make it 'two from two' before Carlos Mario topped his first GKA Air Games event podium.by Matt Pearce Posted 15 Jul 04:29 PDT Rolex TP52 World Championship preview Rolex TP52 World Championship previewHardcore in CascaisAs the 2018 52 Super Series moves to Atlantic waters off Cascais, Portugal, any one of the nine teams competing at the Rolex TP52 World Championship would be entirely justified in harbouring a hope of winning the world title.by 52 Super Series Posted 14 Jul 14:04 PDT Bayview-Mackinac Race preview Bayview-Mackinac Race preview190 teams are confirmedWith 93 years of tradition behind it, this unique distance race, with two courses (204 or 259 nm) that start on lower Lake Huron and finish at Mackinac Island, has a knack for bringing back regulars and reeling in newcomersby J/Boats Posted 14 Jul 13:20 PDT J/70s at Sail Newport Regatta J/70s at Sail Newport RegattaWinds were anything but cooperative"The Newport Regatta", hosted by Sail Newport, in conjunction with its supporters - New York YC, Ida Lewis YC, and Newport YC - was held over a gorgeous July 7th and 8th weekend.by J/Boats Posted 14 Jul 12:58 PDT
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