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Published: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 15:26:34 +0100

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Victory for Centennial III, Black Baza and Bella Uno

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 11:45:23 +0100

 Boracay, Philippines: On the final day, the NE wind increased to 26knots and crews experienced extended surfing rides and consequently incurred some damage in the process. The crucial first race, would determine the overall class winners and the second ...



EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour 2017 Documentary (Part 2/3)

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 10:47:19 +0100

EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour delivers high level racing attracting top amateur and professional sailors from four continents to one of the most beautiful sailing destinations in the world. Here's the second part of the 2017 documentary film. ...



UK. Cloudy Bay is the new Presenting Sponsor for the Round the Island Race™

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:38:03 +0100

 Peta Stuart-Hunt | ISC Race Press Officer Cloudy Bay has today been announced as the Presenting Sponsor of the Round the Island Race™ which is forthwith branded 'The Round the Island Race™ in association with Cloudy Bay'. Robin Aisher, Admiral of the ...



International Maxi Association 2017 program full due to new events

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:06:17 +0100

Another busy year lies ahead for the International Maxi Association, the body which for more than 30 years has represented the interests of maxi boat owners from around the world. The 2017 calendar, open to owners of all maxi ...



EFG Bank Monaco sets sights on close rivals Al Mouj Muscat in EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour title showdown

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:47:49 +0100

French sailing star Thierry Douillard says his EFG Bank Monaco (MON) crew will focus firmly on defending their EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour title from arch rivals Team Al Mouj Muscat (OMA) as the Arabian classic approaches its ...



Scenic passage courses favour big boats

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:44:15 +0100

23:02:2017 Boracay, Philippines: PRO Jerry Rollin selected Course 4, a figure of 8 course around Boracay and neighbouring Carabao Islands for the IRC classes and a circumnavigation of Boracay for the Cruisers. The sun was out, sky is blue ...



Boracay never fails to turn it on...

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:08:34 +0100

Boracay, Philippines: At the 0930 start time, an 18 to 20 knot North Easterly greeted the sailors, as they tested smaller headsail's and adjusted the rig to suit the conditions. Ever since we have been coming to Boracay, this ...



America's Cup Year has special resonance for the Andrew Simpson Foundation

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 16:17:03 +0100

Peta Stuart-Hunt New focus! Andrew Simpson Foundation : The Sailing Charity Third Round of UK & International Grants awarded Streamlining marcomms 2017 flagship event dates  World on Water Global Sailing News – February 17, 2017 New focus! Andrew Simpson ...



18ft Skiffs: 2017 JJ Giltinan Championship Preview

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 15:18:59 +0100

 (Sponsored by The Winning Group) The closeness of the 2016 championship and the likely improvement in a few of last year’s rookie teams, indicates the 2017 championship will be just as tough to win as Smeg’s victory was just ...



Sail Racing Appointed Official Clothing Partner to WMRT

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 18:35:38 +0100

Hönö, Sweden (February 10th, 2017) - Swedish company Sail Racing International has been appointed as official clothing partner to the World Match Racing Tour. The Sail Racing team will develop new limited collections in partnership with the WMRT, both ...



USA. Ranger Pro Mark Rose wins FLW Tour Season Opener on Lake Guntersville

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 16:32:15 +0100

Arkansas angler adds $25,000 in Ranger Cup money FLIPPIN, ARK (February 10, 2017) Ranger Pro Mark Rose won the 2017 FLW Tour season opener on Lake Guntersville, Feb. 5. The angler's four-day total of 79 pounds, 11 ounces fought ...



Royal Navy dinghy Sailors in new record breaking bid

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 16:27:35 +0100

Two sailors have been backed by two charities as they plan to break their own dinghy endurance world record. The ambitious voyage, from Plymouth to Scotland, will not only raise awareness of dinghy sailing as a sport, especially within ...



Technical lines & powerful riding mark the Swatch Freeride World Tour Vallnord-ArcalÍS Andorra

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 20:11:04 +0100

  SKI CATEGORIES The first place position on the podium was reserved for Drew Tabke (USA), who made the venue his easel as he painted a fantastically artistic line down the face! Kristofer Turdell (SWE) discovered a bold and ...



New-look SAP Extreme Sailing Team Returns With Podium Ambitions

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 19:23:46 +0100

SAP Extreme Sailing Team has announced its return to the Extreme Sailing Series™ ahead of the season opener in Muscat, which takes place in less than a month’s time. In preparation for what will be its sixth season in ...



2016/2017 AYGP Skipper & Yacht of the Year "Hardest sports trophy to win in Asia"

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 17:01:22 +0100

Rank outsider moving up the AYGP Rankings... After scoring a whopping 15 points at the Neptune Regatta , Chris Mitchell's Naut 40 Lady Bubbly moves from 7th place, up into 2nd place in the AYGP Rankings. They are now ...



New-look SAP Extreme Sailing Team returns with podium ambitions

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 16:57:09 +0100

SAP Extreme Sailing Team has announced its return to the Extreme Sailing Series™ ahead of the season opener in Muscat, which takes place in less than a month's time. In preparation for what will be its sixth season in ...



New-look SAP Extreme Sailing Team Returns With Podium Ambitions

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 16:19:23 +0100

Andy Hunt on Special Event status for Extreme Sailing Series™ World Sailing Special Events are pinnacle events in the sport of sailing, offering opportunities to develop the sport’s profile away from national federations, clubs and class structures - the ...



Alinghi returns to defend Extreme Sailing Series™ title in 2017

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 16:10:33 +0100

Following an epic victory in 2016, Swiss sailing team Alinghi have announced its return to the Extreme Sailing Series™ in 2017 in defence of its title. Last year’s season-long battle with arch-rivals Oman Air saw the fight go right ...



New-look SAP Extreme Sailing Team returns with podium ambitions

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 15:58:08 +0100

SAP Extreme Sailing Team has announced its return to the Extreme Sailing Series™ ahead of the season opener in Muscat, which takes place in less than a month’s time. In preparation for what will be its sixth season in ...



US Sailing Now Offering New Safety at Sea Online Education

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 19:35:30 +0100

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (February 8, 2017) – US Sailing, the National Governing Body for the sport, has launched the new Safety at Sea Online course, featuring eight-modules of online Safety at Sea curriculum designed for sailors of all types and ...



Joining the dots, Les Sables d’Olonne to Les Sables d'Olonne

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 18:57:04 +0100

Tuesday 07 February 2017, 16h18 The final night of Nandor Fa's Vendée Globe will be one to savour for the Hungarian skipper as he closes out his eighth place. NW'ly winds of around 30kts will veer more to the ...



PHRF Provisional results in 2017 Pineapple Cup – Montego Bay Race

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 11:56:43 +0100

Renegade across the line first in their 6th Pineapple Cup  Dragon, White Rhino & Hermie Louise Finish within 10 minutes 16 seconds.  Montego Bay, Jamaica – Tom Slade's Santa Cruz 52, Renegade, was first across the finish line in the PHRF ...



Skipper Spithill encouraged by results as race period concludes Bermuda.

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 14:11:27 +0100

 An extended series of practice racing has concluded in Bermuda with skipper Jimmy Spithill saying the team has added to its knowledge base through competition against the other Bermuda based teams.  “Anytime you get to simulate real race conditions, with ...



Close racing in light winds to wrap up Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta 2017

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 13:24:08 +0100

  The tussle for medals came down to the wire on the final day of the Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta as the inaugural event wrapped up in Auckland today. The last three days have seen some 140 Olympic and youth ...



Vendée Globe Fast Fa on Les Sables Layline

Sat, 04 Feb 2017 16:21:19 +0100

 Nandor Fa is getting a perfect slingshot towards Les Sables d'Olonne on a fast moving low pressure system. This Saturday morning he has a 1300 miles layline for the finish line and is making a steady 15kts on Spirit of ...



Neptune Island, Indonesia: Day 3 - Who dares enter King Neptune waters?

Sat, 04 Feb 2017 15:44:23 +0100

  The breeze returned to the North East and 14 to 16 knots propelled all the yachts, on the 7.7nm downwind trip to the equator in record time and into the clutches of King Neptune's domain. The highlight of ...



Neptune Island, IndonesiaDay 2 - Neptune on the horizon

Sat, 04 Feb 2017 15:41:14 +0100

: The breeze continued from the North West and the gybing angles were completely different from previous years. Everyone completed the traditional course and a passing rain squall helped most boats through the cauldron, with whirlpool tidal overflows and ...



11 Teams are Jamaica Bound after light air start in 33rd Pineapple Cup – Montego Bay Race

Sat, 04 Feb 2017 14:33:42 +0100

Wizard and Prospecter in tight battle in IRC while Merrythought led across the line in PHRF Miami, Florida  (February 3, 2017) – 11 teams started the Pineapple Cup – Montego Bay Race at 2:05 ET today under sunny skies in ...



Vendee Globe : Fast Fa on Les Sables Layline

Sat, 04 Feb 2017 14:30:48 +0100

Saturday 04 February 2017, 07h37  Nandor Fa is getting a perfect slingshot towards Les Sables d'Olonne on a fast moving low pressure system. This Saturday morning he has a 1300 miles layline for the finish line and is making ...



About Time wins game of patience in Port Hacking Race

Sat, 04 Feb 2017 13:42:46 +0100

   Julian Farren-Price and his About Time crew persevered to win an agonizingly slow game of patience in Race 6 of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s (CYCA) Ocean Point Score (OPS), the Port Hacking Race today. On being ...