IDEC SPORT maxi-trimaran launched - Jules Verne Trophy attempt looms
By Sail-World.com NZL, ,
3:00 AM Sat 3 Oct 2015 GMT
After three weeks carrying out a brief refit at the Multiplast yard in Vannes, Francis Joyon and his team launched the IDEC SPORT maxi-trimaran (ex Groupama 3) on Friday.
She will go on stand-by for the Jules Verne Trophy in late October. ...
2015 Audi Melges 20 Worlds - Wet and Wild on San Francisco Bay
By Joy Dunigan, ,
2:55 AM Sat 3 Oct 2015 GMT
The second day of completed 2015 Audi Melges 20 World Championship racing in San Francisco boasted spectacular conditions with the daily MVP award being handed to 12-year old Liam Kilroy on Wildman. Two bullets, plus an eighth place finish in Race Six has him holding firm in second place, right behind his reigning World Champion dad - John Kilroy on Samba Pa Ti in first place. ...
Sail Canada's High Performance Program - Update
By Sail Canada, ,
2:17 AM Sat 3 Oct 2015 GMT
In the spring of 2015, the Sail Canada Board, in association with Own the Podium, commissioned a review of Sail Canada's High Performance program. Wilma Shakespear, an international sports consultant, was chosen to lead the review. Following standard review processes, including interviews across a range of Sail Canada stakeholders and comparisons with other country systems ...
RC44 Cascais Worlds - Big breeze on Day 3
By Amy Cada, ,
2:01 AM Sat 3 Oct 2015 GMT
After a light start to this regatta, conditions finally came good with the breeze building into the high teens for day three of the RC44 Cascais World Championship. A different winner in each of today's three races, a new overall leader in Vladimir Liubomirov's Bronenosec Sailing Team and just two points separating the top three boats at the close of play ...
America’s Cup Endeavour Community Sailing Program - update
By America's Cup, ,
1:41 AM Sat 3 Oct 2015 GMT
The America’s Cup has invited more than 500 students to officially open the east end location of the America’s Cup Endeavour Community Sailing Program. ...
Coast Guard Foundation recognizes Brave USCG Crew at upcoming NY event
By Rus Graham, ,
1:27 AM Sat 3 Oct 2015 GMT
The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and welfare of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced today that at the upcoming 35th Annual Salute to the U.S. Coast Guard in New York City, taking place on October 8th, the crew of the Cutter Stratton and Station Los Angeles-Long Beach CG 29123 boat crew will receive special recognition. ...
2015 Marseille GC32 Trick winds make it tough
By Icarus Sailing, ,
12:53 AM Sat 3 Oct 2015 GMT
With just one day remaining at Marseille One Design - the finale of the Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour 2015 - the game has drawn a lot closer, the outcome a lot more uncertain. A weird and whacky day of very light airs has almost wiped out Alinghi’s previously comfortable lead in this regatta. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA axed + Videos
By Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team, ,
9:25 PM Fri 2 Oct 2015 GMT
Sadly the recent rumours that the Swedish sponsor of the all women's Volvo Ocean Race Team SCA have decided not to continue their race involvement have been confirmed.
Here is how SCA made the announcement today. ...
New Caledonia Match Race Youth and Open battle preview
By Bouchet laurence, Noumea ,
8:52 PM Fri 2 Oct 2015 GMT
The CNC Yacht Club organizes two Match Racing events - Youth New Caledonia Match Racing (U23) and Open New Caledonia Match race ...
Extreme Sailing Series - Dramatic and unexpected exit
By Extreme Sailing Series, ,
7:20 PM Fri 2 Oct 2015 GMT
Extreme Sailing Series - Red Bull Sailing Team made a dramatic and unexpected exit at the Extreme Sailing Series™ Act in Istanbul today after their mast broke in the second race. ...
2015 Rolex Big Boat Series - More images by Chuck Lantz
By Chuck Lantz, San Francisco ,
6:57 PM Fri 2 Oct 2015 GMT
Photographer Chuck Lantz provided this gallery of images from the 2015 Rolex Big Boat Series, hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club and held on San Francisco bay. ...
2015 Rolex Big Boat Series - Images by Chuck Lantz
By Chuck Lantz, San Francisco ,
6:39 PM Fri 2 Oct 2015 GMT
Sail-World photographer Chuck Lantz selected images from the 2015 Rolex Big Boat Series, hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club and held on San Francisco bay, for this two-part photo essay. ...
Not the Official Release from the VOR Press Conference.
By Guy Nowell, Sail-World.com, Genoa, Italy ,
6:37 PM Fri 2 Oct 2015 GMT
The latest edition of the Volvo Ocean Race finished in Gothenburg in the last week of June this year, and the Italian press (described as “knowledgeable” in a VOR press release) are asking Knut Frostad whether there will be an Italian entry on the next race? C’mon, guys, do you really think he has a yes/no answer to that? And there was someone asking about the possibility of a German entry... ...
Extreme Sailing Series – The Wave, Muscat and Oman Air on the podium
By Oman Sail, ,
4:09 PM Fri 2 Oct 2015 GMT
Oman Sail has a firm hold on the Extreme Sailing Series podium in Istanbul after Leigh McMillan and his crew on The Wave, Muscat extended their lead to 15 points. ...
World Match Racing Tour – New challenge + Video
By WMRT, ,
3:46 PM Fri 2 Oct 2015 GMT
World Match Racing Tour – Despite his tender age of 21, Aschenbrenner is already a seasoned match racer having been pushing hard in this discipline since his teens. ...
Extreme Sailing Series – Team GAC Pindar dominates on day 2
By Team GAC Pindar, ,
3:25 PM Fri 2 Oct 2015 GMT
Extreme Sailing Series – Racing in wind speeds of 20 knots, Team GAC Pindar secured five podium finishes throughout the day, including two wins, one second and two third place finishes. ...
Transat Saint Barts - Port la Forêt – An exceptional race course
By Marion Cardon, ,
2:41 PM Fri 2 Oct 2015 GMT
Transat Saint Barts - Port la Forêt – The IMOCA 60s are obviously in for a spectacular conclusion to the year. Having just completed the Transat Jacques Vabre, the skippers of the IMOCA Ocean Masters World Championship will line up for a second transatlantic race, this time in singlehanded format. ...
Genoa Boat Show – Knut put on the spot
By Volvo Ocean Race, ,
2:15 PM Fri 2 Oct 2015 GMT
Italian media put Volvo Ocean Race CEO Knut Frostad in the spotlight during an 80-minute press conference at the Genoa Boat Show, when they asked him to rate the chances of a boat from their country entering the next race. ...
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – Teams arrive in Rio de Janeiro
By The Clipper Race, ,
2:00 PM Fri 2 Oct 2015 GMT
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – It’s official, after 32 days at sea, all the Clipper 2015-16 Race teams have made it to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. ...
2015 Asian Championships – Day 5 + Video
By Patrik Pollak, ,
1:31 PM Fri 2 Oct 2015 GMT
2015 Asian Championships – Typhoon overnight affected not just the weather conditions which did not allow any racing today, but also the venue. ...
2016 solo sailing season – Month-long training programme kicks off
By Artemis Offshore Academy, ,
1:15 PM Fri 2 Oct 2015 GMT
2016 solo sailing season – Three intrepid rookies will embark on a month-long training programme as part of the new Artemis Offshore Academy Figaro season. ...
Eric Bellion - 'une aventure de tous les jours'
By Bruno Ménard / Agence Mer and Media, ,
12:36 PM Fri 2 Oct 2015 GMT
Vendée Globe – Le skipper de 'Comme un seul homme - Stand as one' est le huitième inscrit officiel. Ce sera sa première participation. Pour le moment, il prépare la Transat en double avec le Britannique Sam Goodchild et l’appui de l’écurie Mer Agitée. Avec beaucoup de méthode et un enthousiasme communicatif. ...
Images and Video from the Melges 20 Worlds - from San Francisco
By John Navas, San Francisco ,
10:50 AM Fri 2 Oct 2015 GMT
Photographer and videographer, John Navas was on the water for the Melges first session of racing in the Melges 20 Worlds being sailed on San Francisco Bay. ...
Les Voiles de Saint Tropez - Always something on
By Sail-World.com NZL, ,
10:27 AM Fri 2 Oct 2015 GMT
Anything’s possible on a Thursday! Even after two days of easterly gales of unprecedented ferocity, Les Voiles de Saint Tropez gets back down to action at the first opportunity both on shore and at sea.
Indeed this Thursday traditionally plays host to Challenge Day, a moment which celebrates the spirit of Les Voiles and yachting, with the crews particularly excited to get back out on the r ...
Collinson FX Market Commentary - Oct 21 - The calm before the Storm
By Collinson FX, ,
9:51 AM Fri 2 Oct 2015 GMT
The AUD consolidated above 0.7000, while the NZD approached 0.6400, both watching any directional impact from the reserve currency. European markets remained diverted with the EUR falling to 1.1180, while the GBP traded 1.5125, both confused by weak economic fundamentals. ...