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AC36 news, Susie Goodall successfully rescued AC36 news, Susie Goodall successfully rescued Latest newsletter from David Schmidt of Sail-World International sailing news is giving Pacific Northwest sailors some mental reprieve until our next regatta-rain, wind and all-or until the snow gets deep enough for the powder skis. by David Schmidt Posted 11 Dec 12:00 PST Beth Moreley Images from the Big Boat Challenge Beth Moreley Images from the Big Boat Challenge Photographer Beth Moreley delivered these wonderful images from the Big Boat Challenge Photographer Beth Morley was out on Sydney Harbour for the Grinders SOLAS Big Boat Challenge and turned in this gallery of the participants. by John Curnow Posted 12 Dec 00:46 PST Il Duce and the big boats Il Duce and the big boats Not only did Winning Appliances get the overall win in yesterday's SOLAS Big Boat Challenge... Not only did Winning Appliances get the overall win in yesterday's SOLAS Big Boat Challenge on Sydney Harbour, Il Duce aka Andrea Francolini left us with a wonderful follow up to The Kite Douse from Monday. by John Curnow Posted 11 Dec 15:47 PST Grinders SOLAS Big Boat Challenge Grinders SOLAS Big Boat Challenge Winning Appliances, on only their first outing, took out Overall Winner of the event. Winning Appliances, on only their first outing, took out Overall Winner of the event. by Bow Caddy Media Posted 11 Dec 14:49 PST RS Aeros at the Sanford Sailfest Regatta RS Aeros at the Sanford Sailfest Regatta Round 1 of the RS Aero US Winter Series, in Florida The RS Aero fleet at Sanford Sailfest had 13 RS Aeros, making them the largest fleet this year. Four sailors were from the north-east, five Aero owners were from south-eastern states and four were testing before buying. by RS Aero International Class Association Posted 11 Dec 13:27 PST 62nd Wirth M. Munroe Race in Florida 62nd Wirth M. Munroe Race in Florida New two-course format with starts in Miami and Fort Lauderdale Elapsed time records fell today in the Sailfish Club of Florida's 62nd annual Wirth M. Munroe Ocean Race to Palm Beach, as a competitive fleet raced in near-perfect conditions on a new two-course format with starts in Miami and Fort Lauderdale. by Sailfish Club of Florida Posted 11 Dec 12:23 PST Shop the Holiday Sale! Shop the Holiday Sale! Save 10% on everything in the new Melges Apparel Shop Shop now for teammates, family, and friends with custom team gear and class specific apparel. Sitewide discount until December 31. Enter the code HOLIDAY18 at checkout. by Hannah Noll, Melges Performance Sailboats Posted 11 Dec 09:00 PST Kuka3 lift the RORC Transatlantic Race Trophy Kuka3 lift the RORC Transatlantic Race Trophy Though yachts are still racing, none can beat the time set by Kuka3 Franco Niggeler's Swiss Cookson 50 Kuka3, skippered by Roberto Chuny Bermúdez de Castro has been announced as the overall winner of the 2018 RORC Transatlantic Race. by Louay Habib Posted 11 Dec 04:10 PST Grinders Coffee SOLAS Big Boat Challenge Grinders Coffee SOLAS Big Boat Challenge Wild Oats XI reclaims Line Honours crown Despite smart crew work from last year's Line Honours winner Peter Harburg's Black Jack, it was only a matter of moments before the Oatley Family's Wild Oats XI exerted her authority to take Line Honours in the Grinders Coffee SOLAS Big Boat Challenge. by Di Pearson with DJ Munro Posted 11 Dec 00:52 PST A tsunami of Am Cup Challenges hits Auckland A tsunami of Am Cup Challenges hits Auckland The flurry of Late Notices of Challenge for the America's Cup, caught everyone by surprise As Emirates Team New Zealand's Chief Operating Officer Kevin Shoebridge told the Auckland Council's Governing Body on Thursday afternoon, they all came in on the last day [November 30], and three came in within the last five minutes of entry time. by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz Posted 10 Dec 21:06 PST RORC Transatlantic Race: Hydra happy in Grenada RORC Transatlantic Race: Hydra happy in Grenada Hydra was runner-up in the Class40 Division to Catherine Pourre's Eärendil Henrik Bergesen's Norwegian Class40 Hydra, skippered by Tristan Kinloch, finished the RORC Transatlantic Race at 22:02:23 UTC on Sunday, 09 December in an elapsed time of 15 days 10 hours two minutes 23 seconds. by Louay Habib / RORC Posted 10 Dec 03:07 PST J/70 Winter Series at Tampa, Florida weekend 1 J/70 Winter Series at Tampa, Florida weekend 1 Igor Rytov's Russian Bogatyrs earns the overall victory Forty-seven J/70 teams traveled to Davis Island Yacht Club in Tampa, Florida for the first weekend of the 2018-2019 J/70 Winter Series. Conditions on Saturday were sunny and warm with winds at 6-8 knots, allowing three races. by Julie or Christopher Howell Posted 9 Dec 22:08 PST The Kite Douse The Kite Douse Master photographer, Andrea Francolini, calls it 'A study of shapes' Drawing inspiration from 'the dance' when Bow1 and Bow2 get enveloped in the kite as it comes down, 'Il Duce' turned in these images. Master photographer, Andrea Francolini, calls it, 'A study of shapes'. by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS Posted 9 Dec 14:00 PST 2019 Transat Jacques Vabre: Preview 2019 Transat Jacques Vabre: Preview Class40, Muli50 and Imoca60 will brave the Atlantic double-handed The "Coffee Route" from Le Havre to Salvador de Bahia is a familiar one for the sailors, as it will be the 6th time that the Transat Jacques Vabre will finish there. by Media TJV 2019 Posted 9 Dec 08:05 PST New-build Bronenosec is back for 52 Super Series New-build Bronenosec is back for 52 Super Series Vladimir Liubomirov will return armed with a new boat in 2019 The decision to build a new boat for 2019 reflects the experienced team's desire to find an edge in the highly competitive 52 Super Series fleet. by 52 Super Series Posted 9 Dec 06:03 PST Franck Cammas joins Oman Sail Franck Cammas joins Oman Sail To manage their ongoing Diam and new Figaro campaigns Regarded as one of the highest-profile sailors of his generation, Cammas, 45, has a glowing racing CV which includes victories in the Volvo Ocean Race, Tour de France a la Voile, Transat Jacques Vabre, Route du Rhum and Solitaire du Figaro. by Oman Sail Posted 9 Dec 01:54 PST Ben Ainslie takes a look back at 2018 for INEOS UK Ben Ainslie takes a look back at 2018 for INEOS UK Ben Ainslie reflects on the progress made by INEOS Team UK in 2018 Sir Ben Ainslie, helmsman, skipper and CEO of INEOS Team UK reflects on the year for the America's Cup Challenger, including the launch and trialling of their test platform - T5, the GC32 racing campaign and the new additions to the team. by Sail-World.com/nz Posted 9 Dec 01:53 PST 18ft Skiff NSW Championship race 3 18ft Skiff NSW Championship race 3 Incredible win for the Asko Appliances crew The Asko Appliances crew of James Dorron, Harry Bethwaite and Karl Langford came from a seemingly hopeless position to win an incredible Race 3 of the NSW 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour today. by Frank Quealey Posted 9 Dec 00:08 PST Star Sailors League Finals overall Star Sailors League Finals overall Brazilian double victory For a second time a Brazilian crew claimed victory in the Star Sailors League Finals, but on this occasion it was not the bookies' choice. Olympic legend Robert Scheidt and Henry Boening were favourites going into this event and completely dominated by Star Sailors League Posted 8 Dec 22:14 PST Developmental Coach of the Year Award Developmental Coach of the Year Award US Olympic Committee announces annual award recipients This award is presented to a coach at the youth club, high school or junior level, or a coach who is directly responsible for training athletes to reach the junior and/or elite level. by US Sailing Posted 8 Dec 15:44 PST North Sails Weekly Debrief North Sails Weekly Debrief Speed Reading, Race Record, #FBF AU Training, sail design, and “an attitude of continued learnings”. Hear more on racing A-Cats in our latest speed reading, with Glenn Ashby. by North Sails Posted 8 Dec 11:30 PST RORC Transatlantic Race: Eärendil celebrate RORC Transatlantic Race: Eärendil celebrate A warm welcome in Greneda Catherine Pourre's Class40 Eärendil finished the 2018 RORC Transatlantic Race on Saturday 08 December at 04:10:18 taking Class40 Line Honours for the 3,000 mile race from Calero Marinas Marina Lanzarote to Camper and Nicholsons Port Louis Marina, Grenada. by Louay Habib / RORC Posted 8 Dec 10:44 PST Entries flooding in for 2019 Superyacht Cup Palma Entries flooding in for 2019 Superyacht Cup Palma No fewer than 14 of the world's finest yachts have already expressed interest While the thoughts of many may be turned towards the end of year festivities, superyacht owners, skippers and crews have been planning ahead and registering for next June's edition of the Superyacht Cup Palma. by Superyacht Cup Palma Posted 8 Dec 06:25 PST Susie Goodall rescued in Golden Globe Race Susie Goodall rescued in Golden Globe Race Joyous ending to 50 hour nightmare in the Southern Ocean The crew of the Hong Kong registered cargo ship MV Tian Fu successfully rescued the distressed British yachtswoman Susie Goodall Friday, some 2,000 miles west of Cape Horn after a tense operation to get her yacht DHL Starlight alongside the cargo vessel. by Barry Pickthall, Golden Globe Race Posted 8 Dec 03:10 PST Star Sailors League Finals day 4 Star Sailors League Finals day 4 Scheidt/Boening demolish opposition on final day of Qualifying While the star performers today certainly were Robert Scheidt/Henry Boening and Paul Cayard, significant to more competitors was what was happening mid-fleet. For today, Friday, the final Qualifier races were held at the Star Sailors League Finals by Star Sailors League Posted 8 Dec 01:12 PST Volvo Ocean Race: Remembering Sir Peter Blake Volvo Ocean Race: Remembering Sir Peter Blake It's 17 years since the Kiwi Race Legend passed away This week marks 17 years since Race legend Sir Peter Blake passed away. Revered by many as the greatest yachtsman of the modern era, Blake was 24 when he first took part in the Race as a watch captain onboard Burton Cutter in the debut edition in 1973. by Jonno Turner | Volvo Ocean Race Posted 8 Dec 00:50 PST CYOA continues Classic Yacht Racing Series in 2019 CYOA continues Classic Yacht Racing Series in 2019 The series formerly known as the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge With Panerai's recently announced intention to discontinue their support of classic yachting events in both Europe and the US, the series was left without an Organizing Authority. by Bill Lynn Posted 7 Dec 11:38 PST GGR - Susie Goodall rescued! GGR - Susie Goodall rescued! Susie Goodall rescued! Busies simply wrote - ON THE SHIP!!! by way of explaining how the Hong Kong registered cargo ship MV Tian now has her on board, 2,000 miles west of Cape Horn and en route for Argentina. by Barry Pickthall, Golden Globe Race Posted 7 Dec 09:04 PST Olympic classes decided on Day 4 at Sail Sydney Olympic classes decided on Day 4 at Sail Sydney Waterhouse and Darmanin prove to be Australia's Nacra 17 powerhouses Jason Waterhouse and Lisa Darmanin proved to be Australia's Nacra 17 powerhouses once again, their worst result a second and a DNF from 12 races putting them four points clear of New Zealand's Gemma Jones and Jason Saunders who put up an epic fight. by Michael Martin Posted 7 Dec 06:40 PST 36th America's Cup fleet matches Bermuda 36th America's Cup fleet matches Bermuda Royal NZ Yacht Squadron has advised that they have accepted a fifth Challenge The America's Cup Defender, Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron has advised that they have accepted a fifth Challenge for the 36th America's Cup. by Richard Gladwell Sail-World NZ Posted 6 Dec 23:04 PST 2018 RORC Transatlantic Race day 12 2018 RORC Transatlantic Race day 12 Kuka3 fight to the finish Franco Niggeler's Swiss Cookson 50 Kuka3, skippered by Roberto Chuny Bermúdez de Castro, overcame technical issues and a fire on board to post the best IRC corrected time so far in the RORC Transatlantic Race. by Louay Habib Posted 6 Dec 22:58 PST Star Sailors League Finals day 3 Star Sailors League Finals day 3 Mark Mendelblatt & Brian Fatih move into the lead Bahamas conditions set in on day three of the Star Sailors League Finals with 12-18 knots winds from the prevailing northeast-easterly direction. by Star Sailors League Posted 6 Dec 19:02 PST Malta Altus Challenge accepted for America's Cup Malta Altus Challenge accepted for America's Cup Pasquale Cataldi commits to three cycles One week since the close of the 36th America's Cup entry period, the Defender and the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron have completed the required checks and accepted the Royal Malta Yacht Club challenge for the 36th America's Cup. by America's Cup Posted 6 Dec 12:42 PST Maltese America's Cup team boss new to sailing Maltese America's Cup team boss new to sailing Maltese America's Cup backer says he is a on a steep learning curve "I'm not a sailor, " Mr Cataldi told Sail-World NZ. "So these past months have been a very accelerated education process for me to learn more about the intricacies of the America's Cup." by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com Posted 6 Dec 12:09 PST Unstoppable METSTRADE builds on success Unstoppable METSTRADE builds on success Record attendance and a vibrant atmosphere in Amsterdam There are a select number of exhibitions and trade shows around the world that take on a life of their own, becoming essential global gathering points for all professionals in their sector. by Sigrid van der Wel - METSTRADE Posted 6 Dec 10:36 PST Gitana 17 bow section washes up in Cornwall Gitana 17 bow section washes up in Cornwall Photos from John Mee of the foiling maxi-trimaran's hull The Maxi Edmond de Rothschild trimaran Gitana 17 lost a second of her starboard hull during the Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe, and this bow section has washed up in Gunwalloe Fishing Cove, Cornwall. by John Mee Posted 6 Dec 07:41 PST Santa approved stocking fillers from P&B Santa approved stocking fillers from P&B These awesome ideas will go down a storm! Stuck for the best stocking filler ideas? These awesome Christmas stocking fillers will go down a storm! Whether it's a gift for a loved one or a Secret Santa surprise, we've put together a fantastic gift list that's sure to impress. by P&B Posted 6 Dec 05:40 PST Breeze arrives on day three at Sail Sydney Breeze arrives on day three at Sail Sydney Sydney's traditional summer sea breeze arrives Australian Sailing Team's Jason Waterhouse and Lisa Darmanin tore their Nacra 17 mainsail horizontally during second race of day three, prompting a dash from their Sow and Pigs reef course area to Middle Harbour YC in a coach boat to retrieve the spare. by Michael Martin Posted 6 Dec 04:47 PST Two Challengers in America's Cup starting blocks Two Challengers in America's Cup starting blocks Two Challengers are unconditional and two others likely, with just three bases available. Emirates Team New Zealand dropped a bombshell at 6.15pm last Friday when they advised that eight new America's Cup Challenges had been received. Three came in the just five minutes ahead of the entry deadline. by Richard Gladwell Sail-World NZ Posted 6 Dec 03:27 PST Golden Globe Race day 158: Update on Susie rescue Golden Globe Race day 158: Update on Susie rescue British yachtswoman Susie Goodall remains safe and secure aboard her yacht DHL Starlight Overnight, Chilean rescue authorities have tasked another ship, the 38,000 ton Hong Kong registered bulk carrier MV Tian Fu bound from China to Modran, Argentina, to go to her aid and it is due to reach her position at 05:00 UTC Friday. by Barry Pickthall, Golden Globe Race Posted 6 Dec 03:07 PST
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