• Environmental focus at Youth Worlds 21st April 2018
    The 2018 Youth Sailing World Championships will be the first World Sailing event to include an environmental focus in a World Championship with the adoption of a Sustainability and Ocean Restoration theme. With this landmark approach, the 2018 Youth Worlds will be used as a Sustainability Benchmark for all future World Sailing Championships, for future [ […]
  • Fight on to advance at Congressional Cup 21st April 2018
    Long Beach, CA (April 20, 2018) – With only two flights left in the 54th Congressional Cup regatta’s Round Robin series – to determine which four skippers will advance to the semi-finals – the hard-hitting competition escalated. Dean Barker (NZL) and American Magic remained on top, with Taylor Canfield (ISV), Johnie Berntsson (SWE), Sam Gilmour [&hellip […]
  • Smyth now leads U.S. Multihull Champs 20th April 2018
    Fort Walton Beach, FL (April 20, 2018) – The second day of the 2018 U.S. Multihull Championship was true to the weather forecast with three races completed in 4-7 knots of breeze. The first race started in a dying northeasterly and was shortened by one leg due to the breeze steadily dropping in strength. After [&hellip
  • MAPFRE tops Itajaí In-Port Race 20th April 2018
    Itajaí, Brazil (April 20, 2018) – The Spanish team MAPFRE won the Itajaí In-Port Race today after battling with team AkzoNobel for the lead on the first of three laps of the race course. After taking the lead on the first downwind leg in a moderate 10 knot sea breeze, MAPFRE protected well the rest [&hellip
  • Clipper Race: Qingdao wins Pacific test 20th April 2018
    (April 20, 2018; Day 28) – Qingdao is celebrating its maiden victory of the 2017-18 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race after crossing the finish line of the Mighty Pacific Leg 6 in first place. The Qingdao team, skippered by 32-year-old German yachtsman Chris Kobusch, completed the 5,600 nautical marathon across one of the inhospitable [&hellip
  • World on Water Global Sailing News – April 20, 2018 20th April 2018
    This week’s “World on Water” global sailing news show produced by In this week’s “WoW TV”: • On-board Tour of Marcus Blackmores’ TP 52 (ex 2015 champion Azzurra) by Paul Westlake North Sails. • Vestas 11th Hour Racing arrives under jury rig in Itajai to start Leg 8 of the Volvo to Newport R.I. [&hellip
  • Rugged conditions at Congressional Cup 20th April 2018
    Long Beach, CA (April 19, 2018) - More round-ups than a Western movie thrilled spectators, and challenged competitors, on Day Two of the Long Beach Yacht Club Congressional Cup regatta. Dean Barker (NZL) continued to hold the reins at the top of the leaderboard, as racing continued into the second Round Robin. As the breeze rocketed up to 18 knots, there wer […]
  • Krantz leads U.S. Multihull Championship 20th April 2018
    Fort Walton Beach, FL (April 19, 2018) – The opening day of the 2018 U.S. Multihull Championship hosted by the Fort Walton Yacht Club was blessed by the champagne sailing conditions of a 10-16 knots seabreeze on Choctawhatchee Bay. There were 41 competitors (33 singlehanded, 4 doublehanded) racing 14-foot Weta trimarans with four races completed. [&helli […]
  • Volvo Ocean Race: Busy in Pit Row 19th April 2018
    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/ […]
  • Questioning Future of Match Racing 19th April 2018
    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 [&hellip