Today’s Sailing News

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Sat, Aug 18, 2018
Ekaterinburg, Russia (August 18, 2018) – In very tricky conditions, skipper Lucy Macgregor and her British Team Mac with teammates Annie Lush, Nicky Walsh, and Kate Macgregor were declared 2018 Women's Match Racing World Champions after defeating the French Match in Pink by Normandy Elite Team skippered by Pauline Courtois sailing with Maëlenn Lemaitre, Louise Acker, and Sophie Faguet. The teams of Trine Palludan and Alexa Bezel each had the night to come up with a [...]
Sat, Aug 18, 2018
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Los Angeles, CA (August 17, 2018) – The second day of the Star North American Championship completed two more races (3 and 4) in 8-11 knots of wind from the southwest. The sea was quite a bit more choppy than yesterday which made for some challenging steering for the helmsmen. Eric Doyle and Payson Infelise continued their winning ways in race 3. They were fast and smart, which is deadly. Charlie Buckingham, fresh off qualifying the [...]
Fri, Aug 17, 2018
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Newport, RI (August 17, 2018) – Sailors finally were able to stretch their legs as the breeze built during the second day at the 2018 Snipe Women's World Championship. The Portuguese-American duo of Mafalda Pires de Lima and American Kathleen Tocke dominated the day with two firsts and a second, jumping the pair from eight place to take over the lead. The wind was so incredibly stable that building leverage on the corners [...]
Fri, Aug 17, 2018
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Richmond, CA (August 17, 2018) – The first day of the 2018 International 14 World Championships saw the Brits dominate the lone race with six teams in the top 10. In front was father and son, Andy and Tom Partington, driving their International 14 skiff at sonic speed to take the win. Fellow Itchenor Sailing Club sailors, Neale Jones and Ed Fitzgerald, took second with the classic ‘double gybe drop' at the last leeward mark. German [...]
Fri, Aug 17, 2018
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Chester, Nova Scotia (August 17, 2018) – Sailors were keen to hit the courses with more wind and cooler temperatures on Day 3 of 2018 Helly Hansen Chester Race Week. Rain held off for another day, making for clear sailing for the 120 boats participating. “We've been really lucky with the weather,” said Patricia Nelder, 2018 chair of on-water activities. “Thunderstorms have been threatening for a few days but held off during peak racing hours. [...]
Fri, Aug 17, 2018
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Fri, Aug 17, 2018
Bristol, RI (August 17, 2018) – Following the success of the US Team at the 2018 Youth World Sailing Championships, US Sailing has released details of the athlete selection system for the 2019 Youth Sailing World Championships to be held July 13-19 in Gdynia, Poland. Key Info: • 2019 Youth World Championships Venue: Gdynia, Poland | July 13-19, 2019 • Age Eligibility: All prospective athletes shall be under the age of 19 years on December 31, 2019 (born [...]
Fri, Aug 17, 2018
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The Environment Offshore vessel operator Maersk Supply Service has agreed to deploy the AHTS Maersk Launcher in support of the deployment of The Ocean Cleanup trash removal system, which aims to remove plastic debris from the waters of the North Pacific. It is the first large-scale initiative of its kind. The effort will target the well-publicized “garbage patch” in the Pacific, which contains mismanaged plastic waste generated on shore. According to researchers at the Helmholtz Centre for [...]
Fri, Aug 17, 2018
The 2018 World Championships for the Techno 293 and Techno 293+ on August 4-12 in Liepaja, Latvia. Video published on Aug 17, 2018. [...]
Fri, Aug 17, 2018
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Ekaterinburg, Russia (August 17, 2018) – Ekaterinburg's famous Verkh-Isetsky pond keeps presenting the sailors with great challenges and the penultimate day of the 2018 Women's Match Racing World Championship saw the trend continue as the field was reduced to four teams in a strong northwesterly wind. Defending World Champion Lucy Macgregor's Team Mac from Great Britain had the night to decide their opponent in the Quarter Finals. “It wasn't an easy decision at all. All of [...]
Fri, Aug 17, 2018
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This week's “World on Water” global sailing news show produced by www.boatson.tv. In this week's “WoW TV”: • The Whitsunday Sailing Club conducted the 30th Airlie Beach Race week in the wonderful Whitsunday Islands on Queenslands Tropical Barrier reef. • The RORC Sevenstar Round Britain Race started from Cowes and the weather was frightening. • Sailing World Championships Day 9 wrap. • AkzoNobel's story of their 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race around the world. • Sailing World Championships Day 10 wrap. • Here [...]
Fri, Aug 17, 2018
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Joseph “Joey” Chomyn was a promising young sailor from Johns Island, South Carolina. He was well known in youth sailing and was always a stand-up young man. Not enough good things can be said about the content of his character, and his willingness to help anyone he met. Most recently he competed at the US Sailing Junior Championships in La Salle, MI. Tragically just two days after competing, Joey was killed in a boating accident near [...]
Thu, Aug 16, 2018
Next year will see the 50th edition of one of the greatest ocean races of them all… save the date! In 1886 Hawaii's King Kalākaua invited the yachtsmen of the US mainland to race across the Pacific to his island paradise. Forty-nine times now the race has been run, and approaching Transpac 50, in 2019, it's international. Among the world's great ocean races there are not many that start and end among palm trees. There are [...]
Thu, Aug 16, 2018
Newport, RI (August 16, 2018) - Thirty-two teams headed onto Narragansett Bay for day one of the 2018 Snipe Women's World Championship. Two races were sailed in a light and puffy northwesterly breeze coming off the land, which made unexpectedly lake-like sailing. Sailing incredibly consistent was the reigning Women's World Champion, Brazilian Juliana Duque sailing with Marina Arndt, who leads with a 1-2. Full report. [...]
Thu, Aug 16, 2018
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Los Angeles, CA (August 16, 2018) - The Star North American Championship got underway today for the 34 entrants, with winds of 8 to 10 knots providing for two races on Santa Monica Bay. Eric Doyle and Payson Infelise, who won the pre-regatta, are continuing their success to lead the field with a 1-2. Finishing just behind the leaders in each race was Paul Cayard/ Arthur Lopes in second overall with Perter Vessella/ Phil Trinter [...]
Thu, Aug 16, 2018
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It was 20 years ago when Google was founded, Titanic won 11 Academy Awards, Harrison Ford was People Magazine's sexiest man alive, and US President Clinton was in the headlines for his affair with an intern. This was also when Scuttlebutt published commentary by Peter Johnstone on one of our favorite subjects: Growing The Sport. Peter was born into the marine industry through J/Boats and has since touched nearly every segment during his career which now [...]
Thu, Aug 16, 2018
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I mean, that right there is some mighty good acrobatics. Sayin'… [...]
Thu, Aug 16, 2018
The 2018 Fools' Rules Regatta, a family-oriented event for fun-loving folks of all ages sponsored by the Jamestown Yacht Club, is celebrating 41 years of foolishness on August 18 on the Town Beach, East Ferry in Jamestown, RI. “The cannon will be fired at 9:00 am to begin construction of the ‘vessels,” said Chief Fool Greg Hunter. “Entrants have two hours to construct a sailing craft on the beach, which must be made of non-marine [...]
Thu, Aug 16, 2018
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by Don Finkle,RCR Yachts We have seen plenty of it over our more than four-plus decades in the boating business, and when you get used to one thing it changes. We have worked through many external challenges that were not of our own making but that certainly had an impact on our business, and by extension our customers. There have been the losses of so many boatbuilders over the years, some which we represented for a long [...]
Thu, Aug 16, 2018
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