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J/70 UK Nationals preview J/70 UK Nationals preview This weekend's regatta is far more than a curtain raiser for the Worlds 35 teams will be racing at the open national championships with top British teams taking on a stellar international fleet from Australia, Brazil, Cyprus, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, and the USA. by Louay Habib Posted 22 Aug 06:52 PDT Ready Steady Tokyo day 6 Ready Steady Tokyo day 6 Light winds mar final day of Olympic test event in Enoshima, Japan Just one Medal Race could be sailed on Day 6 of Ready Steady Tokyo - Sailing, the official test event for Tokyo 2020 in Enoshima. Only the 470 Women's Medal Race went ahead, starting just after 16:00 local time. by Liz Owen, World Sailing Posted 22 Aug 05:17 PDT M32 Pre-Worlds at Lake Garda preview M32 Pre-Worlds at Lake Garda preview Doubling up as the concluding event of the 2019 M32 Europe Series Top teams from both sides of the Atlantic and sailors from across the globe are currently converging on the sailing mecca of Lake Garda for the leading events of the season for the M32 catamaran class. by M32 European Series Posted 22 Aug 03:58 PDT Hamilton Island Race Week day 4 Hamilton Island Race Week day 4 Mad aliens and wipe-outs on a windy day The brand new Tf10 Mad Max up on one hull through a gybe and Kim William's Melges 32 Rock n Roll living up to its name by performing a massive wipe-out at the northern end of Dent Island in a gust made for a colourful day four of racing. by Lisa Ratcliff Posted 22 Aug 03:39 PDT Finn fleet at Ready Steady Tokyo overall Finn fleet at Ready Steady Tokyo overall Windless end with medals for Hungary, The Netherlands and Britain Ready Steady Tokyo, the Olympic Test Event concluded Thursday after the medal race was abandoned because of insufficient wind. by Robert Deaves Posted 22 Aug 02:47 PDT Great Britain SailGP Team's nosedive Great Britain SailGP Team's nosedive What happened to them at the Cowes SailGP? With the help of on board footage, expert commentator Matt Cornwell explains exactly what happened in the moments leading up to the Brits' violent nosedive in race 1 at Cowes SailGP. by Matt Cornwell / SailGP Posted 22 Aug 01:15 PDT Fleet leaves Clipper Race HQ for London Fleet leaves Clipper Race HQ for London Eleven strong fleet of identical 70 foot yachts prepares for the circumnavigation Clipper Race HQ was a hive of activity this morning as the eleven strong fleet of identical 70 foot yachts prepared to depart for London. Almost 175 crew signed up to sail from Gosport to St Katharine Docks, with the teams waved off by locals by Clipper Round the World Posted 22 Aug 00:58 PDT RS Aero European Championship day 3 RS Aero European Championship day 3 Starting with a blast of 30 knots descending from the mountains on Lake Garda Day 3 started with a blast of 30 knots descending from the mountains producing large waves at the 08:30 start time. Racing was postponed in the hope of an ease in the conditions. by RS Aero International Class Association Posted 22 Aug 00:56 PDT Hamilton Island Race Week: Images from Day 4 Hamilton Island Race Week: Images from Day 4 On the photo-boat we were able to achieve a rare hook up with Beau Geste, the MOD70 Day 4 of racing at Hamilton Island Race Week was a scaled down version of Tuesday, or Day 3, when the fresh breeze cracked in for the starts and then eased away to provide very pleasant full sial conditions in the day. by Richard Gladwell Posted 22 Aug 00:18 PDT Baja Desert Showdown expression session Baja Desert Showdown expression session Another day of very low swell but great wind The ocean had another day of very low swell but great wind, so riders headed to the upwind side of the bombora to catch some air time with 30 knots and little ramps breaking very, very close to the rocks. Brave souls. Just a little nuts. by International Windsurfing Tour Posted 21 Aug 21:49 PDT 2019 J/111 Worlds at Chicago day 1 2019 J/111 Worlds at Chicago day 1 Worth the wait following storms that rolled through Following storms that rolled through Chicago on Tuesday, 23 J/111s had to wait a bit longer still on Wednesday to launch the 2019 J/111 World Championship, hosted by Chicago Yacht Club. by Julie & Chris Howell Posted 21 Aug 20:51 PDT Palermo-Montecarlo Race - Preview Palermo-Montecarlo Race - Preview Palermo-Montecarlo set sail from Sicily This is the 15th running of Palermo-Montecarlo, originally designed by the Monaco Consul and the City of Palermo Sports Council, to 'unite two historically friendly cities through a yacht race'. by James Boyd Posted 21 Aug 13:08 PDT US Sailing Team at Ready Steady Tokyo day 5 US Sailing Team at Ready Steady Tokyo day 5 Reineke, McNay and Hughes line up for Medal Races The Qualifying Series of Ready Steady Tokyo - Sailing has officially concluded. As of Wednesday, August 21, Medals have been awarded in half of the classes, and the final group of athletes who will be competing in tomorrow's Medal Races has been decided. by US Sailing Team Posted 21 Aug 07:06 PDT Ready Steady Tokyo day 5 Ready Steady Tokyo day 5 China dominate RS:X class racing in Enoshima, Japan Five Medal Races took place on the fifth day of racing at Ready Steady Tokyo - Sailing, with the top three sailors of each fleet laying down the marker ahead of next year's Games. by Liz Owen, World Sailing Posted 21 Aug 06:55 PDT Medal Races of consequence decide medals Medal Races of consequence decide medals Peter Burling and Blair Tuke have stamped their authority on the 49er class Finishing eighth in the double-points medal race was enough to secure victory for Burling and Tuke. The Kiwis spent the entire medal race matching the Polish team who were the only team that could catch them, disregarding their own finishing position. by 49er & Nacra 17 Sailing Posted 21 Aug 05:27 PDT Hamilton Island Race Week: Fast rides on Day 3 Hamilton Island Race Week: Fast rides on Day 3 Mark Richards on Wild Oats present and future... Beau Geste hits 35kts on the first reach The skipper of Wild Oats X, Mark Richards reflects on Day 3 of Hamilton Island Race Week, and elaborates of the changes being med to supermaxi Wild Oats XI. Beau Geste turned the media heads with her rocketing ride on the first leg. by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz Posted 21 Aug 04:53 PDT Finn fleet at Ready Steady Tokyo day 5 Finn fleet at Ready Steady Tokyo day 5 Zsombor Berecz secures gold in Enoshima with three way fight for other medals Finn World Champion Zsombor Berecz, from Hungary, has secured the Ready Steady Tokyo Olympic Test Event, with a day to spare after sealing victory on Wednesday in Enoshima, Japan. by Robert Deaves Posted 21 Aug 04:32 PDT RS Aero European Championship day 2 RS Aero European Championship day 2 A slightly lighter wind day for racing on Lake Garda Day 2 provided a slightly lighter day for racing at the 2019 RS Aero European Championship with the afternoon's Ora arriving late and a little softer than the previous day. by RS Aero International Class Association Posted 21 Aug 00:00 PDT 2019-20 SORC Island in the Stream Series 2019-20 SORC Island in the Stream Series New places, new races, new faces: A mix of tradition and change A new season of SORC sailing is upon us, bringing with it a mix of tradition and change for the 2019-2020 Islands in the Stream Series. by SORC Posted 20 Aug 22:19 PDT Baja Desert Showdown expression session Baja Desert Showdown expression session Punta San Carlos continues to deliver fun windsurfing conditions Punta San Carlos continues to deliver plenty of wind and fun windsurfing conditions. Waves on the other hand were not breaking at the famous point break, thus another lay day was called. by International Windsurfing Tour Posted 20 Aug 21:18 PDT Viper 640 Worlds at Alamitos Bay YC day 1 Viper 640 Worlds at Alamitos Bay YC day 1 Local talent in the lead with a very tight pack nipping at the heels Jay Golison, Steve Flam, and Eric Doyle from the host Alamitos Bay Yacht Club (Long Beach, CA) sit atop the leader board after the first three races of the Goslings 2019 Viper 640 World Championship. by Edward R. Padin Posted 20 Aug 20:24 PDT Rolex TP52 World Championship preview Rolex TP52 World Championship preview Will showcase the very best in inshore yacht racing Rolex is marking the third year of its partnership as Official Timepiece of the 52 Super Series and Title Sponsor of its pinnacle annual event, the Rolex TP52 World Championship. by Quinag Posted 20 Aug 12:44 PDT Images from Day 3 Hamilton Island Race Week Images from Day 3 Hamilton Island Race Week Sail-World's Richard Gladwell was among a contingent of photographers on the water. The big breeze forecast for the third day of racing at Hamilton Island Race Week caused the postponement of racing, with an early afternoon start once the wind had eased a little. by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz Posted 20 Aug 08:41 PDT Images from Hamilton Island Race Week - Day 3 Images from Hamilton Island Race Week - Day 3 Hamilton Island Race Week - Day 3 Images from an airborne Salty Dingo One of Australia's top photographers, Craig Greenhill was in the skies for Day 3 of the Hamilton Island Race Week. by Craig Greenhill Posted 20 Aug 08:18 PDT US Sailing Team at Ready Steady Tokyo day 4 US Sailing Team at Ready Steady Tokyo day 4 First round of medal races decided Five of the ten classes have wrapped the Qualifying Series at the Ready Steady Tokyo - Sailing, Olympic Test Event. The top ten athletes in the Men's and Women's RS:X, 49er, 49erFX, and Nacra 17 will compete in the first round of Medal Races, tomorrow. by US Sailing Team Posted 20 Aug 08:09 PDT Ready Steady Tokyo, Hinman, women's match racing Ready Steady Tokyo, Hinman, women's match racing Latest Sail-World USA newsletter from David Schmidt While the start of summer 2019 was dominated by offshore-racing news, the news cycle from summer's second half is being ruled by small boat sailing. by David Schmidt Posted 20 Aug 08:00 PDT 49er, FX & Nacra17s at Ready Steady Tokyo day 4 49er, FX & Nacra17s at Ready Steady Tokyo day 4 Another day of racing and yet another style of breeze Another day of racing and another style of breeze for the Tokyo2020 Olympic Test event. In a much more stable and predictable sea breeze the Nacra17 leaderboard tightened up around the top five teams as we head into tomorrow's double points medal race. by 49er & Nacra 17 Sailing Posted 20 Aug 07:46 PDT Finn fleet at Ready Steady Tokyo day 4 Finn fleet at Ready Steady Tokyo day 4 Zsombor Berecz keeps his cool to extend lead Zsombor Berecz, from Hungary has extended his lead to 16 points over Giles Scott, from Britain, with Nicholas Heiner, from The Netherlands a further five points back. Race wins on Tuesday went to Scott and Joan Cardona from Spain. by Robert Deaves Posted 20 Aug 07:34 PDT Ready Steady Tokyo day 4 Ready Steady Tokyo day 4 Medal Race stakes high with Olympic qualification looming The pressure will be on tomorrow at Ready Steady Tokyo - Sailing, with fleet racing wrapped up in five Olympic events on Day 4. by Liz Owen, World Sailing Posted 20 Aug 07:02 PDT Hamilton Island Race Week Day 3 Hamilton Island Race Week Day 3 Beau Geste hits 35kts plus on Day 3, as the monohulls clocked 25kts on fast ride. With two days of light airs kicking off Hamilton Island Race Week, the hype building for some serious heavy air racing on day three delivered. Big Tuesday opened with a bang, the southeast winds whistling across Dent Passage. by Lisa Ratcliff Posted 20 Aug 03:52 PDT Baja Desert Showdown opens Baja Desert Showdown opens IWT Riders and Crew have arrived and are settled in to their respective camps The 2019 edition of the Baja Desert Showdown is set to begin. The IWT Riders and Crew have arrived and are settled in to their respective camps. Some have chosen to stay in the luxury of our host at SoloSports by International Windsurfing Tour Posted 20 Aug 02:52 PDT RS Aero European Championship day 1 RS Aero European Championship day 1 Garda turned it on for some splendid racing in paradise The racing has started at the 2019 RS Aero European Championship! On Sunday morning a coaching session ashore provided a great opportunity for those new to RS Aero racing and those sailors who are more isolated to develop their RS Aero skills. by RS Aero International Class Association Posted 20 Aug 01:52 PDT Australians prepped and ready for 5.5 Metre Worlds Australians prepped and ready for 5.5 Metre Worlds Heading to Pittwater in little more than four months' time In little more than four months' time, the 5.5 Metre Class World Championship 2020 and its lead-in events will be heading to Pittwater, where the locals are prepped, ready and excited for what lies ahead at the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club (RPAYC) by Di Pearson Posted 19 Aug 21:54 PDT Images from Hamilton Island Race Week - Day 2 Images from Hamilton Island Race Week - Day 2 Craig (Salty Dingo) Greenhill was on the water again for Day 2 of Hamilton Island Race Week Craig (Salty Dingo) Greenhill was on the water again for Day 2 of Hamilton Island Race Week - here's his take on the day - mostly with some spectacular images shot from a drone that show the Whitsundays at their best. by Craig Greenhill Posted 19 Aug 18:48 PDT Hinman Trophy decided in Newport Beach Hinman Trophy decided in Newport Beach 'Holiday sideshow' captures U.S. Team Racing Championship The 2019 U.S. Team Racing Championship for the George R. Hinman Trophy featured 12 teams steeped in team racing experience and deep in college sailing talent of today and past years. by US Sailing Posted 19 Aug 12:10 PDT Winners announced at Ida Lewis Distance Race Winners announced at Ida Lewis Distance Race Prospector, Cepheus, Tiger, Breakaway, and Irie 2 Take Class Trophies Thirty-one teams, in five classes for boats of 28 feet and longer, set out after noontime on Friday, August 16 to engage in a 110-mile course that took them from the start off Fort Adams, past Castle Hill to Buzzards Bay Tower. by Barby MacGowan Posted 19 Aug 10:24 PDT Final 2019 Euro Cup event comes to the UK Final 2019 Euro Cup event comes to the UK 505 racing set to be held in Hayling Bay Hayling Island Sailing Club has a long involvement with the 505 class having hosted many Eurocup Events, 505 Nationals and the 505 World Championships twice. by Michael Quirk Posted 19 Aug 09:02 PDT Hamilton Island Race Week: Tour de Whitsundays Hamilton Island Race Week: Tour de Whitsundays A year ago, we were out chasing two supermaxis as they match raced around Baynham Island This time a year ago the two supermaxis, Wild Oats XI and Black Jack ducked and dived through the shifts and squalls with frequent lead changes. by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz Posted 19 Aug 08:25 PDT Hamilton Island Race Week day 2 Hamilton Island Race Week day 2 Day two was the classic calm before the storm Trade winds lightened throughout the afternoon of Monday August 19, the morning 10 knot sou'easter fading to 6-7 knots for the some of the Hamilton Island Class cruiser-racers which struggled to the finish line. by Lisa Ratcliff Posted 19 Aug 07:41 PDT US Sailing Team at Ready Steady Tokyo day 3 US Sailing Team at Ready Steady Tokyo day 3 One race at a time Sailors were met with shifty winds from the east-northeast at about eight-12 knots. After a variety of conditions over the past three days, it seems adaptability will shine at the 2020 Olympic venue. by US Sailing Team Posted 19 Aug 07:02 PDT
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