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Star Sailors League - SSL City Grand Slam- Hamburg is ready
by Star Sailors League
The curtain call for the first SSL City Grand Slam was the official Opening Ceremony, on Monday, 2nd May. The curtain call for the first SSL City Grand Slam was the official Opening Ceremony, on Monday, 2nd May. The spectacular event was held at the prestigious and iconic Town Hall of Hamburg, Germany.
Posted on 2 May
Transat bakerly - An eclectic single handed fleet leaves Plymouth
by Brian Hancock
The Transat bakerly started this afternoon from Plymouth on the south coast of England. A cold rain and building breeze greeted the 25 sailors as they docked out and made their way to the start area off Plymouth Hoe, the same place where Sir Francis Drake played his famous game of bowls in 1588 while waiting for the tide to change before sailing out with the English fleet to engage with the Spanish Armada.
Posted on 2 May
America's Cup - Emirates Team NZ returns for the Battle of New York
by Sail-World.com/nzl
Emirates Team NZ is in battle mode for a return to the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series in New York this weekend Emirates Team New Zealand is in battle mode for a return to the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series in New York this weekend (7th & 8th May). It will be the first time America’s Cup racing has taken place on the New York harbour in 96 years, and will feature plenty of sailing action in the one-design AC45’s against the backdrop of the iconic Manhattan skyline.
Posted on 2 May
Exteme Sailing Series - Alinghi win breathtaking Act 2 in Qingdao
by Extreme Sailing Series
Alinghi went into the finale of Act 2 in Qingdao, China, with the narrowest of leads over rivals Alinghi went into the finale of Act 2 in Qingdao, China, with the narrowest of leads over rivals and Act 1 winners Oman Air, and all to play for as the fleet took to the stadium race course in 8-10 knots of wind, enough for the GC32 catamarans to ‘fly’ on their hydrofoils
Posted on 2 May
Transat bakerly fleet sets sail on 3050nm course across North Atlantic
by The Transat bakerly
Spectators both on shore and on the water turned out to watch as the fleet gathered under grey skies on Plymouth Sound. Spectators both on shore and on the water turned out to watch as the mainly French fleet gathered under grey skies on Plymouth Sound to answer the starter’s gun fired from the decks of the Royal Navy frigate HMS Kent at 14.30pm.
Posted on 2 May
Governor’s Cup International Match Racing to include 3 former winners
by Andy Rose
The participation of these sailors expected to file RFI’s by the deadline is likely to allow to upgrade its Grade status The participation of these sailors and certain others expected to file RFI’s by the deadline is likely to allow the event to retroactively upgrade its current Grade three status to Grade two by the governing body of international sailboat racing, World Sailing.
Posted on 2 May
Arkema and Lalou off to conquer North Atlantic in the Transat Bakerly
by Arkema
At 3.30 pm (French time) Lalou Roucayrol sailed from Plymouth to head for New York on board his 50-foot trimaran Arkema. At 3.30 pm (French time) Lalou Roucayrol sailed from Plymouth to head for New York on board his 50-foot trimaran Arkema. Racing for the third time in the English Transat, a much dreaded event for sailors, the skipper knows that the next two weeks will be very tough, for both man and boat.
Posted on 2 May
Today's contest sets up the rest of the Extreme Sailing Series nicely
by Oman Sail
There was more than fog and a shifty breeze to contend with on the final day with a jib breaking on Oman Air It was a fantastic event in challenging conditions against top opposition, added Larson who was previously skipper of Alinghi before switching to Oman Air for the 2016 season.
Posted on 2 May
Lighter conditions and intense final race at RORC Cervantes Trophy
by RORC Press
Squally conditions prevailed south of the Isle of Wight with several yachts damaging sails in the 30 knot gusts The French J/133, racing in IRC Two, was skippered by Gilles Fournier and crewed by the creator of the Louis Vuitton Cup, Bruno Trouble and past Commodore of the Société des Régates du Havre, Corraine Migraine.
Posted on 2 May
Tactics starting to come into play on day 3 at Clipper Race Panama Cup
by The Clipper Race
Day three of Race 10 has seen a continuation of great downwind racing although conditions are starting to become lighter Day three of Race 10 has seen a continuation of great downwind racing although conditions are starting to become lighter this morning (UTC) produced by an approaching weak front.
Posted on 2 May
Olympic hopefuls feature in April 2016 edition of FinnFare
by Robert Deaves
One of the other rapidly rising class stars, Ben Cornish, talks about what it is like to train alongside Giles Scott. Josh Junior is fast becoming the most successful New Zealand Finn sailor of the last generation and one of the brightest talents in the class at the moment. After a string of top results this season, including his first ever major European regatta win at the Princesa Sofia in Palma he is still hoping for selection to go to his first Olympics in Rio.
Posted on 2 May
Sailing World Cup - Hyeres - Golden girls of British Sailing Team
by RYA
Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark were the British Sailing Team’s golden girls on a final day of World Cup racing in Hyeres 2016 Sailing World Cup - Hyeres - Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark were the British Sailing Team’s golden girls on a final day of World Cup racing in Hyeres which also yielded a silver and two bronze medals for GBR’s Olympic medal hopefuls.
Posted on 2 May
Will NZ's most successful Olympic Sailing event cop the Selection axe?
by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL
New Zealand qualified in all ten of the 2016 Olympic events at the first round of Qualifying in Santander Spain New Zealand qualified in all ten of the 2016 Olympic events at the first round of Qualifying in Santander Spain in September 2014. In two of those the RS:X Windsurfing event, New Zealand is unlikely to be represented in the Men's event, and in the Women's event, Natalia Kosinska would appear to be a borderline selection.
Posted on 2 May
The Transat Bakerly starts tomorrow
by The Transat
The Transat bakerly is now well and truly back, with the 14th edition starting from Plymouth in less than 24 hours’ time The Transat bakerly is now well and truly back, with the 14th edition starting from Plymouth in less than 24 hours’ time. At 14.30pm on Monday 2nd May, the late Eric Tabarly’s wife, Jacqueline Tabarly, will fire the start gun from aboard Navy frigate HMS Kent and send 25 of the world’s best and bravest ocean racers on their solo passage
Posted on 2 May
So much drama in a 30 minute medal race at Sailing World Cup Hyeres
by Robert Deaves
Following a long wait after the wind died the Finn medal race started in 10-12 knots with Oscar raised at the first mark Following a long wait after the wind died, the Finn medal race started in 10-12 knots with Oscar raised at the first mark. Paine took the first hitch to the right soon after the start, and when he came back he was on a big right shift that took him straight to the top mark.
Posted on 1 May
Hyères throws out toughest challenge on final day of Sailing World Cup
by Daniel Smith – World Sailing
A breeze in excess of 20 knots came through in the morning with many wondering if there would even be any racing at all. A breeze in excess of 20 knots came through in the morning with many wondering if there would even be any racing at all. Thunder, lightning, torrential rain and huge winds ensured the Olympic sailors were pushed to their limits.
Posted on 1 May
Sailing World Cup - Hyeres - More final day images by Richard Langdon
by Rachel Jaspersen
Richard Langdon was on water at 2016 Sailing World Cup - Hyeres and provided Team GB and Team NED gallery of images. 2016 Sailing World Cup - Hyeres - Photographer Richard Langdon was on water at 2016 Sailing World Cup - Hyeres and provided Team GB and Team NED gallery of images from final day.
Posted on 1 May
Sailing World Cup - Hyeres - Final day images by Richard Langdon
by Rachel Jaspersen
Richard Langdon was on water at 2016 Sailing World Cup - Hyeres and provided Team GB and Team NED gallery of images. 2016 Sailing World Cup - Hyeres - Photographer Richard Langdon was on water at 2016 Sailing World Cup - Hyeres and provided Team GB and Team NED gallery of images from final day.
Posted on 1 May
EFG Nations' Cup 2016 – A fun day’s sailing for all
by RHKYC Media
Boats were split into five starts based on their RHKATI ratings, with the HKPN rated entries starting first. A quiet turn out on a public holiday weekend did nothing to dampen the spirits of 40 entrants from 13 nations, with English city gents mixing it up with a Hawaiian themed USA team and a drum majorette squad from Hong Kong.
Posted on 1 May
Extreme Sailing Series Act 2 gears up for a thrilling showdown
by Extreme Sailing Series
Swiss crew Alinghi put on another display of consistency in Qingdao’s light winds today to go into tomorrow’s finale Swiss crew Alinghi put on another display of consistency in Qingdao’s light winds today to go into tomorrow’s finale in front following three days of intense competition in Fushan Bay.
Posted on 1 May
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