Today’s Sailing News

This week's “World on Water” global sailing news show produced by www.boatson.tv. In this week's “WoW TV”: • Jeremie Boyeau rolls out his latest Charal Figaro Bénéteau 3 and it's beautiful. • All the 36th America's Cup teams converged on Auckland to ETNZ's Foil Arm Test Bed Working display unit. • 2019 RORC Caribbean 600. • We talk to Sir Russell Coutts and Team Japan Skipper Nathan Outteridge on the first SailGP Regatta in Sydney. Nathan also announced to us [...]
Fri, Feb 22, 2019
Source: Scuttlebutt Sailing News
We covered the DN Ice Sailing World Championship – the Gold Cup – in our news during the past week. Michal Burczynski POL grasped the title on a borrowed sled. Arnaud LHuilier SUI finished 4th in the Silverfleet (= 42nd overall). Here a final report.In incident happened in the run-up to the Championship when a competitor was stopped crashing the ice, all recorded with his helm camera. The pilot remained safe and hitch-hiked back sitting [...]
Fri, Feb 22, 2019
No trickery in this win! The Volvo 70 “Wizard”, new to the brothers Askew, absolutely crushed the Caribbean 600. The boat looks awesome, the team was rock solid and that's how ya do it. See how easy that is? Check it out. [...]
Thu, Feb 21, 2019
Are you bored with Anderson Cooper 360? Here comes Marc Jacobi360! (start sequence, make sure to watch the various angles, this is not a regular youtube video). (Marc is the world champion in the RS Aero 9, and also the guy promoting the class in N.A.) [...]
Thu, Feb 21, 2019
One of the primary goals of junior sailing programs should be retaining kids long enough for them to develop a passion for the sport and a personal desire to continue. Far too often, however, before that happens kids are asked to spend too much time (years) in boats that do not align with their version of fun and pressure to “succeed” comes much too soon. The current junior sailing recipe is driving kids out and resulting [...]
Thu, Feb 21, 2019
A group of conservation organizations have asked a federal judge to block the start of seismic airgun activities for offshore drilling in the Atlantic Ocean until the case can be fully heard in court. The motion for a preliminary injunction filed in federal court in Charleston contends that the Trump administration's approval for five companies seismic surveys violates the Marine Mammal Protection Act, the Endangered Species Act and the National Environmental Policy Act. Separately, 16 South Carolina [...]
Thu, Feb 21, 2019
We love their approach… We are a fully volunteer run class association (www.young88.org.nz) working hard to get the nationals entry numbers back up to the 20s where they were in the sailing heydays of the 80's and 90's. Currently we have 15 and any exposure is going to help. SA would be awesome. Check some of the names on the roll of honour at this page. Jim Young is an iconic Kiwi Designer into ULDB boats when everyone [...]
Thu, Feb 21, 2019
Thu, Feb 21, 2019
Antigua (February 21, 2019) - David and Peter Askew's American Volvo 70 Wizard (above) has won the 2019 RORC Caribbean 600 Trophy, scoring the best corrected time under IRC. Wizard put in a near faultless performance to complete the 600 mile non-stop race yesterday in 43 hours 38 minutes and 44 seconds. “This is the first time we have done this race and to win it overall is beyond our wildest possible dreams," remarked David Askew. [...]
Thu, Feb 21, 2019
Source: Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Defending champion Jack Franco's 3 Ball JT (above) will go up against 56 entered teams for the 2019 J/70 Midwinter Championship, with up to 9 races scheduled on February 22-24 in Miami, FL. The event is also a qualifier for the 2019 J70 World Championship to be held in the UK, with the top open team and the top Corinthian team advancing to compete for the international title. Details. [...]
Thu, Feb 21, 2019
Source: Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Now in its 33rd year, National Girls and Women in Sports Day on February 6 was to celebrate the power that sports can play in a girl's life. This year's theme, “Lead Her Forward,” was also an urgent call to action to get more girls active. Getting more girls and women involved is an active issue in Sailing, extending from introduction to the sport all the way to the gender balance at the Olympic Games. When [...]
Thu, Feb 21, 2019
Source: Scuttlebutt Sailing News
The Ocean Race, the crewed round the world race with stopovers, will race for the first time on the 60-foot IMOCAs with foils for the 2021-22 edition. With just over two and a half years to go to the start, the race organizer and sailors are navigating how this change can benefit the IMOCA landscape that prepares every four years for the Vendee Globe, the solo round the world race. When The Ocean Race starts October [...]
Thu, Feb 21, 2019
Source: Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Registration is open for the 55th annual Rolex Big Boat Series to be raced on San Francisco Bay from September 12-15, 2019. The fall classic is known for breeze-on sailing, iconic venue, and the chance to win a Swiss-made Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner Chronometer. Full report. [...]
Thu, Feb 21, 2019
Source: Scuttlebutt Sailing News
We wonder how many responses will refer to weed? Have fun. [...]
Thu, Feb 21, 2019
We doubt it, but the SailGP folks are gonna sell tickets for their upcoming show in ‘Frisco. From our perspective, with a fledgling series trying to get some traction, why charge at all? The tickets are cheap so it isnt exactly a great revenue stream and based on who is funding this series, money isn't an issue. Set their PR team in motion and announce to everyone – everyone who cares, that is – to come [...]
Thu, Feb 21, 2019
The other staysail thread got me thinking about this. When I bought my boat last year it came with a ton of old sails (remember when sails were baby blue?), that I really never took out of their bags. One of them was an old Sobstad kevlar daisy. Having been born in the mid 80's, I've never really sailed with one, so my questions are: 1. How should it be properly rigged? I'm assuming it would [...]
Thu, Feb 21, 2019
Bristol, RI. (February 21, 2019) – J/70 World Champion Jud Smith (Gloucester, Mass.) and Girl's International 420 Youth Sailing World Champions Carmen and Emma Cowles (Larchmont, N.Y.) were selected as Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswomen of the Year for their sailing performances in 2018. The selection follows the announcement in January of the three men and three women who were shortlisted for these prestigious awards and recognized as sailing's top performers of the year by US Sailing. The [...]
Thu, Feb 21, 2019
Source: Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Tom Court takes us on an adventure in Cape Town, South Africa: “Cape Town never fails to deliver! I linked up with the Dirty Habits crew for a day of fun and they are never short of a plan or something creative to do. After kiting all morning we decided to mix it up with a downwind skate in the afternoon. “As soon as the Cape Doctor hits 40+ knots and the sand is flying, [...]
Thu, Feb 21, 2019
Source: Scuttlebutt Sailing News
by Whitney Peterson, WindCheck magazine One of the primary goals of junior sailing programs should be retaining kids long enough for them to develop a passion for the sport and a personal desire to continue. Far too often, however, before that happens kids are asked to spend too much time (years) in boats that do not align with their version of fun and pressure to “succeed” comes much too soon. The current junior sailing recipe is driving [...]
Thu, Feb 21, 2019
Source: Scuttlebutt Sailing News
After eight seasons, which prompted the creation of some fantastic craft like the Multi70 Edmond de Rothschild, the eponymous IMOCA 60, not to mention the most recent addition to the fleet, the flying Maxi Gitana 17, the owners of Gitana Team and skipper Sébastien Josse have announced the end of their collaboration initiated in 2011. Who would then replace Josse? Frank Cammas? [...]
Thu, Feb 21, 2019