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Tour Voile day 15
Stadium racing canceled due to strong winds Today was a perfect day for kitesurfing or windsurfing... But racing a Diam 24 in 30 knots of wind could lead to carnage. At 9am this morning, race committee recorded 32knots on the race course and decided to keep the fleet ashore for a few hours.
by A.S.O. / Tour de France à la voile Posted today at 9:47 pm
Hansa TT at Notts County
6th event in the National Series The annual Hansa meeting at Nott's County Sailing Club, part of the Northern Series, took place on 20th July. The weather was just about perfect, though a little hot at 28-30degC, there was a pleasant cooling breeze, peaking at 17mph.
by David Eberlin Posted today at 8:39 pm
LVACWS Portsmouth day 1
Sir Ben jumps into the lead Hot, sunny conditions and thousands of fans lining the Portsmouth seafront was the backdrop to Saturday's crowd-pleasing Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series action, the first day of points scoring races on the Solent at the 2016 event.
by LVACWS Portsmouth Posted today at 7:25 pm
LVACWS Portsmouth day 1 video interviews
'Bumper car' action that kept spectators on their toes The Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series racing today in Portsmouth, with light winds across the course in a slowly building south-easterly sea breeze was far more exciting than any of us were expecting.
by Nic Douglass Posted today at 7:05 pm
Max Salminen in quest to repeat Olympic success
Switching from Star class to Finn Four years ago Max Salminen (SWE) was on his way to a gold medal in Weymouth Bay, sat in front of Freddy Lööf (SWE) in their Star class boat. He is now trying again for Olympic glory in Rio, but this time will be in a boat by himself, sailing the Finn.
by Robert Deaves, International Finn Association Posted today at 6:43 pm
Mirsky back on the Campaign Trail in Poland
At the Energa Sopot Match Race Torvar Mirsky is one of the stars set to race an M32 catamaran in Poland for the first time when he competes at the Energa Sopot Match Race at the end of this month.
by World Match Racing Tour Posted today at 5:37 pm
Making the last day count
52 SUPER SERIES moves to Spain As the 52 SUPER SERIES moves to Spain for the Puerto Portals Sailing Week, the third regatta of the season, the desire amongst the ten competing teams is to make the last day count.
by 52 Super Series Posted today at 3:14 pm
Silverstone Time Trial Challenge
Land Rover BAR set to take part Sir Ben Ainslie announced today that members of his British America's Cup team, Land Rover BAR, will be joining thousands of others in a cycling time trial event being held at the legendary Silverstone race track.
by James Gradwell Posted today at 2:25 pm
Solo UK Nationals at Plas Heli overall
Andy Davies wins with sublimely smooth technique The final day of racing dawned with grey skies and supposedly light winds. Pwllheli now resembled almost any other UK town in the height of summer, discarded chip wrappings tumbled down the street like tumbleweed.
by Will Loy Posted today at 2:11 pm
Cherubs at the Weymouth Regatta
A great weekend of classic skiff sailing With big wind promised over the weekend 8 crews stood at the morning briefing nervously waiting to find out if we were to be out in the swell of Weymouth bay or in the slightly windier but flat water sailing area of Portland harbour.
by Cherub Class Posted today at 1:16 pm
MyRoadToRio: Jonas Høgh-Christensen
Like climbing Mount Everest When an Olympic sailing heavyweight says 'I think going to the Olympics is rather like climbing an Everest', you get a feel for the commitment and determination required to reach the top.
by Daniel Smith, World Sailing Posted today at 12:09 pm
Entry now open
For Magic Marine RS Tera Nationals at Plas Heli Sponsored once more by Magic Marine, this event is set to be fantastic, enjoying the excellent sailing waters of the Welsh Sailing Academy at Plas Heli, North Wales.
by Emily Davis Posted today at 11:15 am
Hamble Classics Regatta preview
Event entices some beauties The Royal Southern Yacht Club in Hamble is hosting and managing the racing for the inaugural Hamble Classics Regatta on 24-25th September 2016.
by Peta Stuart-Hunt Posted today at 10:19 am
RS Aero Europeans runners and riders
55 boats from 11 nations are already entered 55 RS Aeros from 11 nations are already entered and with many sailors from across Europe and the World having not yet met, the form guide remains wide open. This leaves potential event leaders hard to pick, however, here is a short summary.
by RS Aero International Class Association Posted today at 9:28 am
420 Worlds at Sanremo, Italy day 5
Breeze is ramping up Patience earlier in the week turned to raw energy out on the race track on Championship day 5 in Sanremo as the breeze kicked in. A forerunner to what looks likely to be epic "big breeze" conditions tomorrow.
by 420 International Class Association Posted today at 8:56 am
Extreme Sailing Series Programme 2
Watch the action from Cardiff From 23-26 June 2016 the fleet of seven GC32 high-speed catamarans paid a flying visit to the UK, for four days of intense competition on the waters of Cardiff Bay.
by Extreme Sailing Series Posted today at 8:27 am
Magic Marine RS300 Grand Prix at Sheffield Viking
Day 1 of the Northern Double Header The first day of the 'Northern Double Header' event was held at Sheffield Viking Sailing Club, before the fleet departed for Glossop on the Sunday.
by Tim Keen Posted today at 7:21 am
Entries surging at Airlie Beach Race Week
Over 100 owners ready for racing and social Thirteen days before entries close for the 27th running of Airlie Beach Race Week, numbers are on the rise, with over 100 owners ready for a racing and a social program that is the envy of many.
by Di Pearson, ABRW media Posted today at 6:56 am
Teams gather for Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup
Israel makes its debut on Sunday Sunday sees the start of racing at the Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup, where eight teams will be competing in this the 13th edition of the Royal Ocean Racing Club's biennial championship for three boat teams with Corinthian crews.
by James Boyd Posted on 22 Jul
LVACWS Portsmouth practice day
Flying high on Friday, plus royal visit Friday at the Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series Portsmouth started in spectacular style with the world famous Red Arrows wowing the crowds across Portsmouth's seafront with an outstanding display of aerobatic skill.
by LVACWS Portsmouth Posted on 22 Jul
ORC Worlds at Copenhagen day 5
No wind today therefore results unchanged The high pressure system that has brought warm sunny conditions to Denmark this week did the same again today at the ORC World Championship, but this time so effectively that it was doubtful any wind would be sufficiently strong and stable enough to race.
by ORC Media Posted on 22 Jul
Tour Voile day 14
Lorina Limonade wins Act 6 coastal race Tour de France à la Voile is back to France after three days in Spain and Act 6 started today with a coastal race in Gruissan. Young tandem Quentin Delapierre and Matthieu Salomon were eager to confirm their leadership, and they did it again.
by A.S.O. / Tour de France à la voile Posted on 22 Jul
LVACWS Portsmouth practice day video interviews
Home team advantage? I feel like I should buy a lottery ticket. No offence locals of England, but I believe we have had five sunny summer days in a row, which meant for a little sea breeze this afternoon, and four practice races ahead of official racing tomorrow and Sunday.
by Nic Douglass Posted on 22 Jul
Medway Dinghy Regatta 2016
60 boats race from Wilsonian SC The Medway Dinghy Regatta was hosted and organised by Wilsonian Sailing Club on behalf of The Medway & Swale Boating Association over the weekend 2nd & 3rd July 2016.
by Christine Godber Posted on 22 Jul
RS200 Northern Tour at Filey
Young Guns take it! The fourth event of the RS Sailing RS200 Northern Tour was hosted by Filey SC on the weekend of 16th / 17th July.
by Keith Escritt & Jon Ward Posted on 22 Jul
Runners & Riders
At the Gul Scorpion Nationals With only a week to go until the 2016 festival of Scorpion Class Sailing at the fabulous venue or Looe in Cornwall here are this year's runners and riders for this year Gul National Championship.
by Carl Jones Posted on 22 Jul
Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek day 2
Series back on track It was a leisurely morning for the sailors on Day 2 of the Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek. With AP on shore, sailors enjoyed the 5-star beachfront facilities of Cape Panwa Hotel and the Bamboo Bar.
by Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Race Week Posted on 22 Jul
Medway Regatta 2016
Big winds, big waves and the occasional big wipeout! Friday 8th July bought the first serious racing of the regatta and the Sonata fleet were ready for a windy few days racing for the Eastern Championship Title.
by Catherine Gore Posted on 22 Jul
Comanche set in New York
For Transatlantic Monohull Record bid Comanche will depart this evening from New York (USA) and point her bow East to Britain as the record-breaking monohull takes on the Atlantic in a bid to continue breaking world records.
by Camilla Green Posted on 22 Jul
Magic Marine RS300 Grand Prix at Glossop
Day 2 of the Northern Double Header Day 2 dawned breezy and a little grey at Glossop SC but as promised by 1030hrs the sun was shining and 7 RS300s, along with 18 Supernovas, were lining up for the start in a steady force 3. The race officer had used the entire length of the lake.
by James Ruddiman Posted on 22 Jul
RS Tera Southern Championships
Glorious conditions in Hayling Bay Glorious sunshine and a steady breeze greeted those who travelled to Hayling for the Southern Championships last weekend. After a briefing on safety and the course all were itching to go for the 1200 first start.
by Emily Davis Posted on 22 Jul
K1 Inlands at Bala
A lively south westerly on a wet weekend With black heavy cloud shrouding the mountains as the fleet approached Bala Sailing Club it did not bode well for the K1 Inland championship.
by Dave Norris Posted on 22 Jul
Colourful fleet shaping up
For 29er Worlds in Medemblik The colourful fleet of 231 boats is shaping up for the 29er Worlds 2016 in Medemblik, Netherlands. Eight teams of last year's top 25 will be present, to be recognized by their sail number, that represents their finish position at the 2015 Worlds in Wales.
by Diana Bogaards Posted on 22 Jul
Dragon Europeans in St.Petersburg day 4
The game is wide open Another day and two more races of the Gazprom Dragon European Championship were sailed in St.Petersburg YC of on 21st July. Again the Germans dominated the day both in overall and Corinthian divisions.
by Ivan Bidzilya Posted on 22 Jul
The Brazil Job
Olympic Athletes pull off the ultimate heist Can our Olympic Sailors pull of the ultimate Heist? Starring Phil Tufnell as 'The Man With The Plan" Do we have what it takes to pull off The Brazil Job?
by James Eaves Posted on 22 Jul
Harken 29er GP at Hayling Island
Lessons learnt? Forty-seven teams made the trip to Hayling Island SC for the eighth and final Harken GP of the 2015/2016 season. The weather was predominantly bright sunshine with light winds.
by Bobby Hewitt Posted on 22 Jul
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