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International 14 Worlds at Carnac day 2 International 14 Worlds at Carnac day 2 A day of two halves It was a day of two halves here at the VRsport.tv International 14 World Championship 2016 in Carnac. by Ellie Meopham Posted today at 7:12 am VRsport.tv International Moth UK Nationals day 1 VRsport.tv International Moth UK Nationals day 1 Seventy-three boats start racing in Weymouth Seventy-three boats have signed on for the 2016 VRsport.tv International Moth UK Nationals at the Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy. by Mark Jardine for IMCAUK Posted on 27 Aug Melges 20 World Championship day 3 Melges 20 World Championship day 3 Freides defends leadership A single race is all the light and shifty breeze would allow for on Day Three, Freides keeps the lead and extends ever so slightly, Bargolini regains Corinthian lead. by International Melges 20 Class Association Posted on 27 Aug British Sailing Team inspire a new generation British Sailing Team inspire a new generation At the Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta The Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta welcomed the British Sailing Team back to the UK with a celebratory homecoming event on Saturday 27th August. by Volvo Sailing Posted on 27 Aug Volvo Noble Marine RS700 Nationals day 3 Volvo Noble Marine RS700 Nationals day 3 The wind arrives at last The wind arrived at last on day three for a four race extravaganza. Race four saw Robbie choose the least favoured route to the right of the beat to clear the fleet at the windward mark. He held the lead to the finish. by Peter Purkiss Posted on 27 Aug Volvo Noble Marine RS800 Nationals after day 3 Volvo Noble Marine RS800 Nationals after day 3 42 teams racing in the Hayling Bay 38 RS800s made their way out to the bay for Day 2 of the Volvo Noble Marine National Championship. After a short delay, an 8-10 knot breeze filled in from the South West allowing racing to get underway in glorious sunshine. by John Mather & Phil Walker Posted on 27 Aug 4000 Nationals at Torbay 4000 Nationals at Torbay Held during the Torbay Royal Regatta You know it's probably going to be too windy to go racing when it takes five people to step the mast, and unsurprisingly racing on the first day of the 4000 Nationals at Royal Torbay Yacht Club was cancelled due to the weather. by Neil Heffernan Posted on 27 Aug adidas Poole Week 2016 day 6 adidas Poole Week 2016 day 6 What a way to wind up a wonderful week On the Wednesday and Thursday of adidas Poole Week, concerns were raised about the direct line between Parkstone Yacht Club and the Weather Gods that has traditionally ensured plenty of breeze for the event – occasionally even a little more than ordered. by David Harding Posted on 27 Aug 7th edition of the Normandy Channel Race 7th edition of the Normandy Channel Race Set to start on 11th September The start of the 7th edition of the Normandy Channel Race will kick off on Sunday 11 September 2016 at 15:00 GMT offshore of Ouistreham. Created back in 2010 by Manfred Ramspacher the event has been quick to win acclaim. by Denis van den Brink Posted on 27 Aug Audi Hamilton Island Race Week overall Audi Hamilton Island Race Week overall Australian Yachting Championship winners honoured The new format Australian Yachting Championship title concluded on the final windy day of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week, Saturday August 27, and two winners from the 2015 series returned to glory after five days of racing in the Whitsunday islands. by Lisa Ratcliff Posted on 27 Aug Sailing Champions League Act 1 Day 2 Sailing Champions League Act 1 Day 2 Six bullets for Berlin The breeze got stronger throughout the afternoon for the second day of the SAILING Champions League in St. Petersburg (Act 1). For many of the 23 international club teams competing in Russia, the warm gusts of 25 knots were too hot to handle. by Andy Rice Posted on 27 Aug Less than a month to go Less than a month to go Until Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez Summer is in full swing on the beaches and the water, the season has taken off with a great sporting calendar, and the time is fast approaching to take up the Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez's invitation to check-out the who's who of the sailing world. by Maguelonne Turcat Posted on 27 Aug Young Belizean girl sailor chosen Young Belizean girl sailor chosen As standard bearer at CORK Youth Regatta In a gracious salute to Belize for participating in Canadian Regattas for the very first time, the host organization chose Blanca Velasquez, 16, a Laser sailor from San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, (Belize) to be its standard bearer at the opening ceremonies. by Forrest Jones Posted on 27 Aug Volvo Noble Marine RS700 Nationals days 1 & 2 Volvo Noble Marine RS700 Nationals days 1 & 2 Three races run, after first day abandoned Thursday morning dawned with light airs and a forecast for light and variable breeze throughout the day. After a couple of hours postponement and some last minute bumbling the fleet took to the water in the vain hope of the breeze filling in. by Colin Dacey Posted on 27 Aug RS400 Nationals at Hayling Island days 2 & 3 RS400 Nationals at Hayling Island days 2 & 3 How can anyone stop the Oakey's winning streak? Among the many questions that have arisen over the last three days, the most pressing for those at the front of the fleet, is how to stop the Oakey's winning streak. by Matt Sheahan Posted on 27 Aug Hönö hosts double header for WMRT events Hönö hosts double header for WMRT events Over two consecutive weekends in September Over two consecutive weekends in September the Swedish west coast island of Hönö will host two World Match Racing Tour events at the World Tour level. by World Match Racing Tour Posted on 27 Aug Sail, social, sleep, repeat Sail, social, sleep, repeat West Lancs 24 Hour Race is 50 years young As the Olympics, championship and regatta season draws to a close what better time to think about doing something a little different this autumn? This September 17th and 18th will see the 50th running of the West Lancashire Yacht Club 24 Hour Race. by Alex Halliwell Posted on 27 Aug OK Nationals at Pwllheli OK Nationals at Pwllheli Cumbley pushed to the very end Saturday the 20th August, the U.K. OK fleet battled through the wind and rain to Pwllheli Sailing Club for the National Championship. by Jim Hunt Posted on 27 Aug Zhik Cadet Nationals in Weymouth overall Zhik Cadet Nationals in Weymouth overall Down to the wire in the final race The final day opened with the slightest of breezes. The PRO and race management kept the sailors ashore until the wind settled for the final three races which turned out to be an absolute thriller. by Ian Harris Posted on 27 Aug International 14 Worlds at Carnac day 1 International 14 Worlds at Carnac day 1 British teams dominate the first race The first day of the 2016 VR Sport.TV International 14 World Championship was a demonstration of why this is one of the most popular development classes in the world. by Ellie Meopham Posted on 27 Aug Platu 25 Worlds at Lake Lucerne day 4 Platu 25 Worlds at Lake Lucerne day 4 Strong advantage for Falkone Falkone has a strong advantage over the current champion, Euz II Villa Schinosa in the Platu 25 World Championship at Brunnen, Switzerland. by Platu 25 Class Posted on 27 Aug 12th Palermo-Montecarlo race 12th Palermo-Montecarlo race A quality vintage A quality vintage best describes the 12th Palermo-Montecarlo which wound up this Friday 26th August in Monaco after six days of racing. This year, the 500nm offshore race notched up a record attendance of 57 boats, including six Maxi yachts. by Isabelle Andrieux Posted on 27 Aug 5.5 Metre Worlds in Denmark 5.5 Metre Worlds in Denmark Defending champion retains the trophy The 5.5 Metre World Championship 2016 victory was claimed by Norwegian team, Kristian Nergaard, Johan Barne and Trond Solli Sæther. by Thierry S. Huguenin Posted on 27 Aug Melges 20 World Championship day 2 Melges 20 World Championship day 2 Changing of the guard as Freides takes over The second day of racing at the 2016 Melges 20 World Championship hosted by Marina di Scarlino/Club Nautico Scarlino featured two races under shifty conditions, shaking up the standings and making Drew Freides' Pacific Yankee the new leader. by International Melges 20 Class Association Posted on 26 Aug Sailing Champions League Act 1 Day 1 Sailing Champions League Act 1 Day 1 Norddeutscher team leads It was a good first day's racing for the 23 clubs competing in the SAILING Champions League in St. Petersburg. With 12 nations represented, the club teams enjoyed good conditions and battled hard but fair in the 14 short-course races today. by Andy Rice Posted on 26 Aug GP14 Nationals at Pwllheli overall GP14 Nationals at Pwllheli overall Big wind and waves for the final day's racing After yesterday's float the forecast of 14mph generated a buzz of excitement in the boat park in the morning of the final day of the event. by Michelle Evans Posted on 26 Aug Audi Hamilton Island Race Week day 5 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week day 5 New Zealand teams control top spot in two divisions The penultimate day of the Australian Yachting Championship battle among the four fleets contesting the standalone series at Hamilton Island played out in 12 – 15 knots SSE wind, gusting up to 19. by Lisa Ratcliff Posted on 26 Aug Optimists at Chichester Optimists at Chichester High spring tide was a major factor for race tactics 38 Optimists, a near record number, attended the Optimist Open at Chichester Yacht Club on Sunday 21st August. The forecast was for a south-westerly Force 5/6 in the morning to drop to a more manageable Force 4/5 by 13.00 for the first start. by Clive Bush Posted on 26 Aug Hamble River Wednesday Night Series B race 6 Hamble River Wednesday Night Series B race 6 Light winds pirouetting around the compass Hamble River's race team last night was met with lighter than forecast winds pirouetting from 210 to 320 degrees and wind speeds from 0.2 to 9kts. Sadly, the higher speeds did not last, with only 2.5kts at the time for the first warning. by Jane Windsor Posted on 26 Aug GP14 Nationals at Pwllheli day 4 GP14 Nationals at Pwllheli day 4 Another confusing day of light winds With a forecast similar to the day before there was no rushing in the boat park on Day 4 of the 2016 GP14 National Championships. The prediction from most was that it would be a similar delay of around three hours. by Michelle Evans Posted on 26 Aug Platu 25 Worlds at Lake Lucerne day 3 Platu 25 Worlds at Lake Lucerne day 3 La Burra hasn't had a good day It was maybe the first day's revelation of the tournament. La Burra was one of the protagonists of the Platu 25 World Championship first races. The Austrian team started the competition with two second places. by Platu 25 Class Posted on 26 Aug RS200 Nationals at Mount's Bay overall RS200 Nationals at Mount's Bay overall From the fleet's alternative reporter Excellent PRO Peter Jellis had to cram in 6 races in two days. Day 4 was a gnarly force 3-4 through a chop. From this helm's perspective (glorious mid-fleet mediocrity), that was hard work. by Julian Bradley Posted on 26 Aug J/22 Worlds at Kingston overall J/22 Worlds at Kingston overall Michael Marshall triumphs at Kingston, Ontario It took every leg of all 10 races to determine the winner of the J/22 World Championship at CORK/Sail Kingston in Ontario. With a second place finish in Thursday's only race, Mike Marshall, Todd Hiller and Luke Lawrence are the J/22 World Champions. by Christopher Howell Posted on 26 Aug adidas Poole Week 2016 day 5 adidas Poole Week 2016 day 5 Rain, calms, sun – and some sailing too There aren't many days in an English summer when you can go afloat wearing shorts and a T-shirt. It's even rarer to go afloat in shorts and a T-shirt and feel genuinely hot. by David Harding Posted on 26 Aug Zhik Cadet Nationals in Weymouth Day 3 Zhik Cadet Nationals in Weymouth Day 3 Unplanned lay day so mini 'Olympics of Silly Sports' The opening days of the Cadet Nationals championships have been a test of both patience and light wind skills. The PRO Arky Wainwright and his team have been set the most challenging task in the fickle and shifting breezes. by Ian Harris Posted on 26 Aug Redwing Nationals at Scilly day 3 Redwing Nationals at Scilly day 3 A perfect summers day.... without wind Tuesdays weather on the Isles of Scilly proved to be good for everything except sailing, a perfect summers day without wind. by Brian Carvey Posted on 25 Aug
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