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XS WORLD SAILING NEWS
- 27 May 2015 20:24:01 Where the FIGAWI with Women in Sailing Scuttlebutt Sailing News by Kate Wilson – Newport, RI The 44th Annual Figawi Race Weekend on May 23-25 kicks off the Cape Cod and Nantucket summer season, attracting over 200 entries for a weekend of fun racing from Hyannis to Nantucket. It was for this notable event that I chartered a Beneteau 423 for my best friend’s Bachelorette [&hellip
- 27 May 2015 19:19:21 Calm after, before storm at Delta Lloyd Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Medemblik, Holland (May 27, 2015) – After a blustery opening day for the 707 boats from 74 nations competing in the 10 Olympic and 3 Paralympic events, the sun came out for the second day of Delta Lloyd Regatta, and the breeze was slightly softer although still wildly variable in strength and direction. Tomorrow the breeze looks set to blow hard, and quite possibly for the rest of the week. Racing continues to May 30. Click headline for full report.
- 27 May 2015 18:42:30 Eight Bells: Barbara Morgan Scuttlebutt Sailing News On May 24, 2015, Barbara Morgan (nee Angus) died peacefully and bravely on her own terms in Kingston, ONT. She was 84 years. Born on February 17, 1931 in Missoula, Montana to the late Dr. William and Dr. Margaret Angus, the family was a force to be reckoned with racing sailboats at the Kingston Yacht [&hellip
- 27 May 2015 18:02:55 Louis Vuitton Expands Role in Next America’s Cup Scuttlebutt Sailing News by Christopher Clarey, NY Times Louis Vuitton, long the commercial partner and namesake of the America’s Cup challenger series, has signed an agreement to expand its role in the next Cup in Bermuda in 2017. The move, a surprise in some sailing circles, is a significant boost for the venerable event, which has lost commercial [&hellip
- 27 May 2015 16:00:57 New race announced to Cuba Scuttlebutt Sailing News Pensacola, FL (May 27, 2015) – The Pensacola Yacht Club gives preliminary notice of an offshore rally and race from Pensacola, Florida to the Hemingway International Yacht Club near Havana, Cuba, with the start planned for October 31, 2015. The 500 nm rally and race is intended for experienced sailors and seaworthy cruising sailboats, and [&hellip
The double race winner and leader after the first day, Yuriy Tokovoy UKR, finished one heat on rank 11 only, just good enough to loose ...
New Ferry to operate between Southampton and the island Sailweb Sailing and Yachting News Ferry company Red Funnel has announced an aluminium £6m high-speed catamaran is to be built by Shemara Refit LLP in East Cowes to operate between Southampton and the Isle of Wight
Cat Sailing News
GC32: Spindrift getting ready to Race Catamaran Racing, News & Design Good to see how the level of production is going up these days, Spindrfit have the resources, but either way you need to make a good work, and this is definitely one example. Take a look aslo at Best Film ever published yesterday.
Team official web at spindrift-racing.com/
Glenn Ashby will be participating: "... An 11th hour recruit to Sultanate of Oman is Glenn Ashby, the Australian multiple
Volvo Ocean Race - Fleet sets up for the high-pressure system Sail-World.com USA Latest News Volvo Ocean Race - The wind has started to drop in the last 12 hours and the breeze is now between 15 and 20 knots.
Fluky Conditions Reduce Day Three Of The 2015 Soling Worlds ISAF World Sailing RSS The third day of racing at the Soling World Championship was hit with challenging conditions with only one race finishing on a shortened course.
Emirates Team New Zealand tests new AC45 ‘F’ catamaran VSail.info Progress continues for Emirates Team New Zealand with several of the sailing team in the UK for a testing session onboard the new AC45 ‘F’ catamaran.
XS Sailing XS Sailing by Christopher Clarey, NY Times Louis Vuitton, long the commercial partner and namesake of the America’s Cup challenger series, has signed an agreement to expand its role in the next Cup in Bermuda in 2017. The move, a surprise in some sailing circles, is a significant boost for the venerable event, which has lost commercial […]
The Daily Sail
- 27 May 2015 17:13:52 Hannah White - Speedbird Feed of all Daily Sail content Sailor and broadcaster, Hannah White today launched her bid to become the fastest woman on water over one nautical mile when she unveiled her latest venture: Project Speedbird.
- 27 May 2015 12:43:25 Bretagne-Credit Mutuel horizon job Feed of all Daily Sail content At 06:00 GMT this morning, the Normandy Channel Race fleet was involved in a tough slog up to Tuskar Rock, of southeast Ireland, the frontrunners still some 30 miles short of the lighthouse.
- 27 May 2015 11:03:29 Fraught victory for Team Brunel Feed of all Daily Sail content Having led on three separate occasions, including one time extending their lead to 25 miles (and subsequently losing it again) during this awkward leg from Newport, RI, it was Bouwe Bekking and t
- 27 May 2015 10:37:04 Comanche versus Rambler 88 Feed of all Daily Sail content While it may not be the event's ultimate prize, the monohull battle for line honours in the Rolex Fastnet Race is always hotly contested, coming with considerable bragging rights.
- 26 May 2015 18:51:38 Saxton and Groves poised in the Nacra 17 Feed of all Daily Sail content It was a strong wind opening day for the 700 boats competing at the Delta Lloyd Regatta in Medemblik, Holland.
- 27 May 2015 16:03:44 Chinese fall short in ocean race Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Sailing | BBC Dongfeng finish fourth in the Volvo Ocean Race seventh leg and fail to make large inroads on Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing's lead.
- 7 May 2015 10:05:18 Dongfeng win sixth Ocean Race leg Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Sailing | BBC Chinese crew Dongfeng Race Team win a closely-contested finish to the sixth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race.
- 3 May 2015 05:57:08 BBC wins rights to America's Cup Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Sailing | BBC The BBC secures rights to show highlights of the America's Cup as Sir Ben Ainslie attempts to win the prestigious race again.
- 28 April 2015 23:05:41 Lucas first member of GB's Rio team Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Sailing | BBC Paralympic sailing champion Helena Lucas is named as the first member of the Great Britain team for Rio 2016.
- 26 April 2015 16:54:39 Scott wins gold at World Cup event Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Sailing | BBC World champion Giles Scott wins gold in the Finn class as Britain take four medals at the World Cup event in Hyeres, France.
- Perfect day in paradise for Mickey Ink Port Douglas Race Week mysailing News The Nacra 36 Malice scorched around a 30nm passage race course in just over two hours.
- Playground first rally boat across the Fremantle - Bali finish line mysailing News The crew of Playground enjoyed a couple of tuna dinners on the way to Bali.
- Team Brunel takes out leg 7 of Volvo Ocean Race mysailing News Team Vestas Wind has arrived in Lisbon and will be on the water in the next few days.
- Three teenagers arrested in Ireland after stealing 40ft yacht mysailing News The teenagers stole the boat from Dun Laoghaire Harbour at 5:30am on Sunday morning.
- America's Cup and Volvo Ocean Race stars to sail the Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour mysailing News Glenn Ashby has been a last minute recruit to the Sultanate of Oman team, skippered by Leigh McMillan.
Sailing Anarchy Forums
- 27 May 2015 19:26:19 Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24 Sailing Forums Have you ever wondered (hypothetically) just how far you could go if you set sail one day and headed out over the horizon in a Craiglist special 4ksb with almost no preparation? Well...now you dont have to because three weeks ago this Russian immigrant, Rimas Meleshyus, left Oak Harbor, Washington in an old San Juan 24 he bought for $500 the month before. Where is he headed? Around the world...via Cape Horn. He has no autopilot or self steering, no communications equipment other than a handheld VHF. He has two ancient handheld gps units, 85 gallons of water and a boatload of food. Despite everyone telling him this was probably a bad idea, he left determined to follow his dream. This isn't the first time he's tried this kind of thing. A couple he spent 34 days crossing the Gulf of Alaska, also in a SJ24. He ended up shipwrecked on an island near Kodiak for 9 days before he was rescued by the Coast Guard. I gave him a Spot tracker and a bunch of batteries for it because I figured this could be an interesting show. He is currently a few hundred miles off the coast of Northern California. His progress has not been particularily good. 25 to 50 miles a day...but not always in the right direction. Right now he seems like maybe he's changed his mind and is headed for Hawaii. Anyway, I've attached a link to his Spot tracker if anyone's interested. He seems like a really nice guy with a huge dream and a lot of determination. I wish him well, but he has a lot of challenges ahead of him that Im afraid he's not prepared for.
Here's a link to an article in the local paper. There is also quite a bit of info on the guy if you google him.
And here is a link to the tracker.
- 27 May 2015 19:25:14 Offshore Foiling Revolution-Macif Sailing Forums
Here is a video look at the new configuration*. Next they can put a lifting foil on the daggerboard and ditch the two ama rudder foils.....
*(first shown in a render of the Exocet 19 last year)
- 27 May 2015 19:24:49 Come try an IC at the Wickford regatta Sailing Forums
Obviously, we in the IC fleet troll the crap out of this forum. But then again, somebody has to balance out the endless paid hype about the overpriced and underwhelming RS Aero, so here goes. The IC fleet is racing at the Wickford regatta June 6th-7th, Wickford RI (wickford yacht club) and as usual, our fleet is in full blown "open house" mode. Come stop by and try out a boat, we will keep a few rigged after racing for free samples. Also, we might have one or maybe two loaner boats uncommitted so speak now if you'd like to give a shot at racing. I will be racing Machete and she'll be on display afterwards. Come by. It'll be fun.
On another note, everybody attending this regatta in other fleets or pondering whether or not to enter, get pumped! Narragansett bay is probably the best body of water in the USA and summer here is best enjoyed on the water. Let's have a blast.
Also, for the eyes and imaginations of those reading this. This is what IC racing looks like. You want to come watch and try one.
- 27 May 2015 19:24:47 illegal hiking in Manhasset Bay Sailing Forums
A club member, a competent sailor, went sailing on a J/33 with his family on Memorial Day Sunday, headed into Port Washington. With just the main, the boat was heeling about 15 degrees in the puffs, and had two daughters (9 and 10) on sitting the rail with legs out (Typical Rail meat fashion).
The Coast Guard was out stopping boats, and as they sailed passed, the USCG went out of their way to pull along side and inform him his daughters couldn’t have their feet over the side. The boat owner was left with no option than to comply to the USCG request.
On Tuesday he called the Kings Point Coast Guard Station and spoke to ME2 Sean Sanchez for clarification:
- ME2 Sean Sanchez was on the boat and remembered the situation. His perspective was Manhasset Bay was crowded with boaters of unknown abilities, and did not wish to risk MOB situation.
- When queried how would he have handled it if the boat was sailing East north of Execution Rocks, he speculated they would not have said anything.
- When asked about regattas finishing in Manhasset Bay and he suggested the traffic would be comprised of like-minded sailors – assuming other sailors have better ability to pick up MOB.
- When asked him to speak about Jr Sailors and Trapeze work, where they are 100% outboard. He stated they were clipped into a harness (basically tethered to the boat).
- Our Club's Junior Big Boat Program was described to him, to which he did not have a good answer. He suggested notifying his office of regatta activities.
- He also invited Our Club to have an open dialogue and if necessary a live Q&A session to understand the mutual needs of sailors and safety enforcement.
- ME2 Sanchez indicated he was not aware of specific regulations he could cite about feet over the side.
What is clear is that ME2 Sanchez made a field “Judgement Call.”
- 27 May 2015 19:23:35 Small sporties in PHRF racing Sailing Forums
How do the VX One and Viper 640 qualify to race PHRF? Neither have lifelines.
- 27 May 2015 17:45:00 Not His 1st Rodeo Pressure Drop
When the mission calls for a gunslinger, you need a gunslinger!
Go get em cowboy!
- 27 May 2015 16:30:00 Mistress II: Master Mariner's Wrapup Pressure Drop
So, it started on Thursday, when Skipper Jen Hinkel called to ask for a little help with the rigging on Mistress, a just relaunched Farallon Clipper, #11. I'd agreed to help in any way prior to Saturday's Master Mariner's Regatta. It was to be my my first MM, so I was stoked, and I additionally owed her for crewing on the Can in the Vallejo Race, including Sunday's westward Death March.
Arriving at Spaulding Boatworks at 1300, I became aware that "a little help" constituted a re-rig and stepping of the big girl's mast. I jumped
- 27 May 2015 16:17:00 Alvimedica Claws To Podium Finish Pressure Drop
Photo © Ainhoa Sanchez, Volvo Ocean Race
Lisbon, Portugal, May 27, 2015 – In a stunning overnight comeback, Team Alvimedica worked their way through the fleet from fifth to third place before an intense tacking duel to finish a mere 55 seconds ahead of Dongfeng Race Team to earn third in Leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race that started in the team’s homeport of Newport, RI 10 days ago.
Skipper Charlie Enright was exhausted but elated after the thrilling head-to-head tacking duel in the final hour to the finish early this morning.
- 27 May 2015 00:31:00 Volvo Leaders Inside 100 Pressure Drop
Cranking along at 21 knots, Bouwe Bekking and crew on team Brunel are within 92 nm of finish
in Lisbon, with Mapfre and Dongfeng nipping at their heels!
- 27 May 2015 00:05:00 Maserati Slows Pressure Drop
On the fifteenth day after leaving San Francisco, Maserati has to face weaker winds than expected. The depression located in front of the Italian VOR 70 has lost bit of intensity, the pressure gradient has lowered, and the winds are light.
At this time Giovanni Soldini and mates are sailing with 8, 10 knots of wind, trying to move to a more windy area.
1242.20 nm miles left to the arrival in Shanghai.
Volvo Ocean Race
- 27 May 2015 15:14:00 The price of mistakes The Volvo Ocean Race Official News Team SCA takes last place despite great option
- 27 May 2015 13:50:00 Portuguese twist The Volvo Ocean Race Official News Last ditch podium place for Team Alvimedica
- 27 May 2015 10:23:00 Lisbon lights up for the Dutchmen The Volvo Ocean Race Official News Team Brunel wins Leg 7
- 27 May 2015 01:04:00 5 tips for Lisbon The Volvo Ocean Race Official News By MAPFRE’s local Renato Conde
- 26 May 2015 21:26:00 Daily Photo Contest The Volvo Ocean Race Official News
May 24, 2015. Leg 7 to Lisbon onboard Team Brunel. Day 07. Rokas milevicius on the bow