Today’s Sailing News

Cowes, Isle of Wight, UK (June 29, 2017) – The Round the Island Race Management team led by Rear Commodore Sailing Dave Atkinson at the Island Sailing Club in Cowes on the Isle of Wight, is making last-minute preparations to welcome 1,342 yachts to eleven individual starts first thing on Saturday morning, July 1, 2017. The first start is scheduled for 0530 and the starting sequence will be completed by 0710 as the fleet heads [...]
Thu, Jun 29, 2017
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Thu, Jun 29, 2017
Marstrand, Sweden (June 29, 2017) - Perhaps it is the strong following that match racing has in Sweden that explains why GKSS Match Cup Sweden, July 3-8, 2017, is the annual highlight of the World Match Racing Tour. Last year's event was the Match Racing World Championship won by Kiwi Phil Robertson. Robertson and his CHINAone Ningbo team enter this year's event as favorite among the 18 crews, currently topping the 2017 World Match Racing [...]
Thu, Jun 29, 2017
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The most watched thing on the sailing social media last week wasn't the America's Cup – it was the Toyota/Vodafone live stream about the America's Cup! Despite ACEA trying to shut them down time and time again, Martin Tasker and Peter Lester kept pushing their Kiwi-friendly narrative to the world, and it worked very, very well. Whilst the final Cup presser was reasonably good (especially with Dalts taking the piss out of Russell @28:50), this [...]
Thu, Jun 29, 2017
I first started talking to Robert “Kilo” Killick nearly a decade ago after he contacted me to find out how SA was live streaming sailing on the web. A classic 18-foot skiff sailor and a Sailing Anarchist from the earliest days, Kilo was fascinated with the idea he could stream his beloved 18-Footers to the world over the internet. We spoke frequently over the years, sharing tech developments, drawings, and stories (and man did [...]
Thu, Jun 29, 2017
Corpus Christi, TX (June 28, 2017) – Racing concluded today in Corpus Christi for the sailors at the 2017 US Youth Championship regatta. Classes included the International 420, Laser and Laser Radial on one course, and a second course for the 29er, Nacra 15 and Techno 293 Plus. Winners for each class are Joseph Hou (Radial), Chase Burwell (Laser), Max Anker/Leyton Borcherding (I420), Neil Marcellini/Ian Brill (29er), Mark Brunsvold/Dylan Heinz (Nacra 15), and Manuel Nores [...]
Wed, Jun 28, 2017
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There are many ways to help young sailors get inspired and connected with sailing. US Sailing Youth Director John Pierce offers a list of ideas in this US Sailing blog post that might be of value to youth sailors, programs, and volunteers this summer. • “Adventure Sailing” has become a common term in youth sailing circles when referring to instructional programing geared primarily towards fun, participation, and well… adventure on the water. Nevin Sayre's presentation at [...]
Wed, Jun 28, 2017
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Toronto, Ontario (June 28, 2017) – The qualifying series racing has finished at the 2017 Optimist North American Championship today for 178 sailors representing 20 countries. Five races were completed with three flights on the water. Leading the regatta is Stephan Baker (USA) with 5 points, followed by Thomas Kerrigan (USA) with 9 points. Peter Foley (USA) is in third with 11 points. Thursday will be Team Racing, while Saturday will be the Championship Series. [...]
Wed, Jun 28, 2017
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Porto Cervo, Italy (June 28, 2017) - The teams hit the water today for practice racing ahead of the RC44 Porto Cervo Cup. The RC44 Porto Cervo Cup is the second event of the 2017 RC44 Championship Tour, which pits the world's top businessmen and the best sailors in the industry compete in high-performance one-design 44-foot carbon racing yachts. Practice racing took place for the RC44 Porto Cervo Cup competitors today with racing proper over [...]
Wed, Jun 28, 2017
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The Sailing Education Association of Sheboygan (SEAS) broke ground this week on a new boat storage and maintenance facility that will also house their headquarters, education rooms, and provide a controlled environment for volunteers and staff to maintain its fleet of power and sailing boats. Located in Sheboygan, WI, SEAS provides boating enjoyment through education, innovative solutions, and accessibility for those with physical, cognitive, or financial needs. Full report. [...]
Wed, Jun 28, 2017
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Hands Up and Hands down for the America's Cup… Photos BMW | STUDIO BORLENGHI Copyright 2017 StudioBorlenghi [...]
Wed, Jun 28, 2017
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Bouwe Bekking, the most experienced sailor in Volvo Ocean Race history, will return to skipper the seventh confirmed team in the 2017-18 edition – and give himself another chance at claiming an elusive first victory at the eighth attempt. No one has sailed more miles in the Volvo Ocean Race than Bekking, who made his first appearance as a crewmember on Philips Innovator back in 1985-86. More than 30 years on, and now aged 54, Bekking's Volvo [...]
Wed, Jun 28, 2017
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By Tessa Walsh and Alexander Smith, Reuters From water taxis that "fly" on hydrofoils to aircraft wings and cutting-edge car steering wheels, the America's Cup has produced technology with potential far beyond its "foiling" catamarans. With their focus on carbon fiber and aerodynamics, the teams that fought for the America's Cup attracted partners including plane maker Airbus and automotive groups BMW and Land Rover who were keen to learn from them. One area where this is likely to [...]
Wed, Jun 28, 2017
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World class sailing for the 52 Super Series at Porto Cervo for the Audi 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week, held in Sardinia, Italy, June 21-25, 2017, and it all came down to the final race! Event Website Published on Jun 28, 2017 [...]
Wed, Jun 28, 2017
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Newport, RI (June 28, 2017) – The largest national sailboat racing circuit in the United States, the Helly Hansen National Offshore One Design (NOOD) Regatta series, returns to Marblehead, Mass., for its final stop of the season during Marblehead Race Week, July 27-30, 2017. The event is organized by Sailing World and hosted by Corinthian Yacht Club. Hundreds of local and visiting sailors in nearly a dozen classes of sailboats will compete for individual trophies and [...]
Wed, Jun 28, 2017
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US Sailing is seeking a broad range of presentations and presenters for Sailing Leadership Forum 2018 at the TradeWinds Island Grand Resort in St. Pete Beach, Fla. on February 1-3, 2018. The forum offers keynote speaker presentations and focused group sessions covering an array of topics. This is your opportunity to share your expertise or submit your idea for a presentation. All proposals are due to US Sailing by Friday, June 30. Details. [...]
Wed, Jun 28, 2017
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Villasimius, Italy (June 28, 2017) - Big wind and big waves put paid to any hope of holding racing on day one at the GC32 Villasimius Cup in Southern Sardinia today. The Marina di Villasimius is situated on a peninsula that lies in a north-south axis, with Capo Carbonara being the south-eastern corner of Sardinia. The weather forecast for Thursday also looks touch and go, so the race officer has more difficult decisions to come. [...]
Wed, Jun 28, 2017
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Hamilton, Bermuda (June 28, 2017) - With the backdrop of America's Cup 35, thirty-two O'pen BIC sailors, ages ten to fifteen, participated in the America's Cup Endeavour O'pen. The kids and parents represented ten different nations from around the world, and hailed the event as the “experience of a life time”. The O'pen BIC sailors unlocked new heights in their stoke by adding elements of windsurfing, skateboarding, snowboarding to junior sailing. As the America's Cup [...]
Wed, Jun 28, 2017
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Seven teams will compete in the third act of the 2017 Extreme Sailing Series™ on June 29 to July 2 in Madeira Islands, Portugal. There will be live video streaming available on July 1 and 2 as well as graphics provided by SAP analytics on all four days. Details. [...]
Wed, Jun 28, 2017
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Gordon I. Lindemann passed away peacefully June 10, 2017 (1921 - 2017) in Milwaukee, WI. In 1939, Gordon entered the Navy ROTC, after being admitted to Yale. While at Yale, he was captain of the freshman football team. Gordon was in active service in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1946 in the Pacific; New Guinea, Mindanao, Leyte, Luzon, Okinawa, and Tianjin. After the war, Gordon completed his education at Marquette University. Sailing was a big focus [...]
Wed, Jun 28, 2017
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