Today’s Sailing News

Anderson Reggio is providing shoreside navigation support for Team Vestas 11th Hour Racing in the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race. When the fleet starts Leg 8 from Itajaí, Brazil to Newport, USA on April 22, Reggio details the decisions enroute to Awesometown, USA. The common perception is this course is simply a slow left hand turn around Brazil with a straight shot to Newport, but the fleet of Volvo Ocean 65s will be embarking on another tactically [...]
Thu, Apr 19, 2018
Source: Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Itajaí, Brazil (April 19, 2018) - Six of the seven teams competing in the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race will be on the start line tomorrow afternoon for the Itajaí In-Port Race in Brazil. After only five of the teams completed the Leg 7 from New Zealand to Brazil, Vestas 11th Hour Racing is successfully rejoining the fleet following their dismasting but Team SHK/Scallywag, which lost a crew during the leg, only arrived in Itajaí by mid-afternoon [...]
Thu, Apr 19, 2018
Source: Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Following their dismasting during Leg 7, Vestas 11th Hour Racing is ready to race again in Itajaí, Brazil. Seventy-two hours after the delivery crew arrived, the blue boat has relaunched with a replacement rig having completed all the planned service and is prepared for the In Port Race on April 20 and the Leg 8 start to Newport, USA on April 22. Race details – Tracker – Scoreboard – Race route – Facebook – YouTube Overall Results [...]
Thu, Apr 19, 2018
Source: Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Team New Zealand have confirmed Peter Burling will be their skipper for the 2021 America's Cup. Burling was a helmsman with the team who reclaimed the title in Bermuda last year. Burling would take on the new role which was held by Glenn Ashby in Bermuda. Ashby will be returning for the 2021 campaign, though his role with the team was still to be defined. Full report. [...]
Thu, Apr 19, 2018
Source: Scuttlebutt Sailing News
More than 100 boats registered from 30 countries worldwide and crews from many more will be taking part in a nine-day festival of racing and shoreside events that is Antigua Sailing Week 2018, the Caribbean's longest running regatta, from April 28 to May 6. Full report. [...]
Thu, Apr 19, 2018
Source: Scuttlebutt Sailing News
(April 19, 2018; Day 27) – It's been slow going for the 2017-18 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race due to a wind hole sitting between the leading teams and the finish line, but the end of the epic 5,600 nautical mile race across the North Pacific Ocean to Seattle is at last in sight. At this stage, barring any errors, Race 9: The Race to The Emerald City is Qingdao's to lose. The team currently [...]
Thu, Apr 19, 2018
Source: Scuttlebutt Sailing News
(April 19, 2018) – The World Match Racing Tour will move to a shorter format for the 2018 season with just 12 teams invited to each event. The fleet racing format, with six M32 catamarans fighting it out on the same racecourse, will remain in place as the Qualifying stage at each regatta and will seed teams for the match racing knockouts. Match racing will commence directly after Qualifying with a Repechage knockout stage for [...]
Thu, Apr 19, 2018
Source: Scuttlebutt Sailing News
by Craig Leweck, Scuttlebutt Launched in 2000, the World Match Racing Tour has been the leading international professional match racing series, with a storied history marked by the list of hall of famers that have plied its waters. The Tour got heightened status in 2006 when a partnership with ISAF (now World Sailing) granted the Tour ‘Special Event' status to award the Match Racing World Championship Trophy. Not only was there now money on the line but [...]
Thu, Apr 19, 2018
Source: Scuttlebutt Sailing News
UFO dinghy creator Dave Clark puts the boat through her paces while training for the little foiler's first run at the Charleston Fort 2 Battery Race this Saturday. Clark will be on site starting today – if you want a test drive on a UFO on her short Southern road trip, give them a shout pronto. If you just want to race against 'em with your quick ride, register for the race. But if [...]
Thu, Apr 19, 2018
We loathe Ryan Zinke. A gun loving, right-wing douchebag who along with criminal Scott Pruitt, is trying to gut our national parks and environmental protections that keep their oil and coal buddies from raping our precious lands. But even an anti-american prick like him can very rarely do the right thing once in a blue moon. But we would not be surprised even slightly if there is some hidden agenda here. These people do not [...]
Thu, Apr 19, 2018
On display in this video is the vision of Irina Perez, President of the Dominican Sailing Federation, who is working daily to make sailing a sport for the masses. The federation employs coaches who are sent to distant towns to get youth excited about a sport and living a healthy life, which ultimately will help lead to creating a new generation of sailors. [...]
Thu, Apr 19, 2018
Source: Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Long Beach, CA (April 18, 2018) - Dean Barker celebrated his 45th birthday with six straight wins on Day One of the 54th annual Congressional Cup regatta, hosted by Long Beach Yacht Club (LBYC). Stiff competition and solid breeze, that started at eight knots and built to a rousing 14 knots greeted the 10 top teams from around the globe who convened in Long Beach for this prestigious World Sailing Grade One regatta. Barker's team American Magic [...]
Wed, Apr 18, 2018
Source: Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Local Knowledge As a great fan of your site, I am proud to show you the first pictures of my new boat in the water. This is a one-off Judel/Vrolijk 36, specially designed and build for the Offshore Sailing Worlds which will be held in the Netherlands coming summer. We will compete in Class C. We kept the project secret, so for a lot of people our boat is quite a mystery. It does it exists! Coming weekend [...]
Wed, Apr 18, 2018
The Newport International Boat Show is now accepting applications for the 2018 Newport For New Products (NFNP) Awards. NFNP winners will be selected for best new powerboat, sailboat and multihull; best new navigation product; and best new product for boat operation, maintenance, and safety. All submissions for NFNP must be received by June 15 with the winners to be announced during the show on September 14. The 2018 Newport International Boat Show will take [...]
Wed, Apr 18, 2018
Source: Scuttlebutt Sailing News
The ninth edition of the Les Voiles de Saint-Barth was held April 8-14, 2018. Video published on April 18, 2018. Event Details – Results – Facebook [...]
Wed, Apr 18, 2018
Source: Scuttlebutt Sailing News
The 35th America's Cup is among the 28 programs recognized for the 39th Annual Sports Emmy Awards, receiving nominations in the categories of Outstanding Technical Team Remote, Outstanding Live Event Audio/Sound, and George Wensel Technical Achievement Award. Nominees will be honored during a May 8th ceremony at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City. Details. [...]
Wed, Apr 18, 2018
Source: Scuttlebutt Sailing News
After stops in Japan and USA, the third and final round of Sailing's World Cup Series will be held April 24-29 in Hyères, France. Offering sailors' the final opportunity to qualify for the World Cup Final, which brings together the best of the best from the 2017-18 World Cup Series, more than 650 competitors from 46 nations are in Hyères to race in the ten Olympic disciplines and the 2.4 Norlin OD, a Para World Sailing [...]
Wed, Apr 18, 2018
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John A Williams, 75, the enthusiastic owner of the J Class Ranger, passed away suddenly on April 16 (1943-2018). Born into a family of modest means (he once told a business writer that “we grew poor as church mice”), Williams grew to be a pillar of his hometown of Atlanta (GA), contributing to the growth of the city and added to its imposing skyline. Over the course of his career, Williams directed and coordinated the development, construction, [...]
Wed, Apr 18, 2018
Source: Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Under tow since Sunday, the Maxi Banque Populaire AT the port of Casablanca. Said the team: This morning we returned to the place using a crane. Now is the opportunity to take stock of the damage, we see that many parts of the central hull bridge around the damaged mast, and on the bridge floats and arm fairings; a portion of the cap has been washed away. We have already taken the lead to organize the repairs [...]
Wed, Apr 18, 2018
 We've all seen the pictures of the new Fast 40+ Ran, so we reached out to the owner of one of the current top 40's to ask what he thought of the new and very different Ran… Well I'm not sure to be honest. On the plus side Jason has done an amazing build job and we think the build is around 200 kg lighter, which should make a difference. It's also a whole lot wider which [...]
Wed, Apr 18, 2018