• Windsurfer Class begins new era 23/07/2019
    Advanced registration has reached 177 entrants for the 2019 Windsurfer World Championships to be held July 25-28 on Lake Garda in Trento, Italy. This is the first world championship for the class since World Sailing Council granted the International Windsurfer Class Association the status of an International class in November 2018. Details
  • PHOTOS: Finish of 2019 Transpac Race 23/07/2019
    The biennial Transpac Race extends from Point Fermin in Los Angeles to Diamond Head, just east of Honolulu, a distance of 2225 nm. The 2019 edition had 12 divisions with staggered starts on July 10, 12, and 13. Sharon Green and her Ultimate Sailing Team captured the start (click here) and the finish below
  • Summer storm hits youth event 23/07/2019
    During the 2019 Larchmont Race Week (Larchmont, NY) which saw the 121st edition extend from July 13 to 21 was the 93rd Larchmont Junior Race Week on July 15-17. Hosting fleets for Laser Full and Radial Rigs, along with doublehanders C420 and RS Fevas, the final day got a significant scare as reported by the [&hellip
  • Tokyo 2020: Making some kind of history 23/07/2019
    by Craig Leweck, Scuttlebutt There is not complete agreement when it comes it comes to counting Olympic medals. It would seem simple enough - medals are medals - but when breathing the rarefied air of Olympians, the podium has levels. This is evident in the nation tally for sailing medals in which Great Britain is top ranked with 58, followed by the USA with […]
  • New leaders at Laser Radial Worlds 23/07/2019
    Sakaiminato, Japan (July 23, 2019) - The penultimate day of the 2019 Laser Radial Women’s and Men’s World Championship delivered clear skies and a mostly steady 18-20 knot Westerly. They call this the Kamikaze Wind, and while the heading varied five degrees around the average, Anne-Marie Rindom (DEN) sailed the most consistently, with a 2-5, and is currently […]
  • Dedicated sailors and historic events 23/07/2019
    The International 5.5 Metre class was created to yield a racing keel boat giving a sailing experience similar to that of the International 6 Metre Class, but at a lower cost. Used as an Olympic event for five Games from 1952 through 1968, the Class continues today due to its dedicated sailors and historic events. A century ago, the Nyländska Jaktklubben - th […]
  • 2019 BlueFuture spring grant recipients 23/07/2019
    Watsonville, CA (July 23, 2019) - For the fourth year in a row, West Marine has supported nonprofit organizations across the USA by providing $1,500 in grant awards. West Marine selected 27 nonprofits that are community-based organizations dedicated to getting young people out on and around the water in recreational and educational capacities. Full report. […]
  • Transpac Race: Hamachi closes the deal 23/07/2019
    The Transpac Race is brilliant. From Los Angeles to Hawaii, well over the stated 2225 nm, the course begins with the worst conditions, and finishes with the best. Memories of early days of cold, wet, headsail reaching are long forgotten when finishing in tropical tradewinds. After passing Catalina Island soon after the start, it is open ocean where teams pic […]
  • Nasty Storm for Bayview Mackinac Race 22/07/2019
    Mackinac Island, Michigan (July 22, 2019; 18:00 EDT) - At press time 60 of the 202 boats racing in the 95th annual Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race had yet to finish. However, the overall winner on the Cove Island course has been determined. Bill Martin’s (Ann Arbor, Mich.) Santa Cruz 70 Stripes topped 107 boats on his 259 nm course, correcting out over sec […]
  • Overboard: Stories from off the boat 22/07/2019
    Falling overboard can occur unexpectedly and end tragically. Staying onboard is always a priority, but even the most experienced can find themselves off the boat. Zachary Noepe shares his experience. I took up sailing in earnest as an adult, and as I had no boat for the first few years, this meant I had to [&hellip