SailGP: Three teams put on Notice
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by XS Editor
3d ago
The announcement of SailGP’s Season 5 racing schedule and venues, along with the publication latest edition of video ‘Racing on the Edge’ reveals plenty on the shape and momentum of the professional sailing league. Read more on Sail-World ..read more
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America’s Cup: Can France make history?
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by XS Editor
3d ago
The French involvement in the America’s Cup dates back to the 1970 event, and despite their success elsewhere in the sport, this has been a mountain they’ve yet to summit. After an early exit during the 2017 edition, they return again in 2024 to change history. But to do so, they must overcome long odds. They were the last team to enter, and the only team to not design their own boat, having bought the technical details from the New Zealand defender. But French skipper and co-pilot Quentin Delapierre, 31, remains an optimist. “The 75 is a beautiful boat which we are really proud of,” he repor ..read more
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Tragedy in the Aegean 600
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by XS Editor
3d ago
A fatality occurred during the 4th edition of the Aegean 600, a 605 nm course around the islands of the Aegean Sea. Starting July 7 from the southernmost tip of Attica in Greece, the 2024 fleet of 69 monohulls and multihulls hailing from 24 nations faced winds of over 40 knots in the island channels followed by near-calms in the island lees. After passing through the gate at Santorini in the early morning hours (the fastest boats had already passed in the night), the bulk of the fleet was heading downwind en route to the southern end of the course towards the passing point at Kassos. It was t ..read more
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18footers European Championship – Back in action for day 4
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by deleteme
1w ago
Heinrich Bayern with Tom and Andy Martin continue to lead after day 4 of the 18ft European Championship on Lake Garda… Read more on Sail Web ..read more
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Cup Spy: Latest videos from Barcelona
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by XS Editor
1w ago
The daily reports and images from an independent group have been replaced by insights from Cup fans and professionals passing through Barcelona, and taking the time to shoot video or still images – here’s the latest selection: Read more on Sail-World ..read more
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Progress report for America’s Cup teams
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by XS Editor
1w ago
With the shared recon program coming to an end on June 22, the teams for the 37th America’s Cup now enter a ‘dark’ period of reconnaissance where they will look to bring on the innovations, the technology, and the break-throughs that will ultimately determine their campaign’s fate. Only one team can win; there really is no second in the America’s Cup but there are clear pointers as to who should perform well and what we can expect when racing starts at the third Preliminary Regatta at the end of August ahead of the Louis Vuitton Cup starting in earnest in September. This report will review ea ..read more
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It’s just plane fun
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by XS Editor
2w ago
by Dave Reed At the water’s edge on a bayside beach in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida, a vibrant orange Windmill sits in its dolly. Crisp white sails hang limp from the spars, but invisible puffs excite cassette-tape strands attached to the shrouds, foretelling what’s out yonder on Tampa Bay, a placid vastness stretching into the hazy blue horizon. I step back and admire the angular little yacht and think, now that’s one sweet Windmill. The hull is polished and radiates in the morning sunshine. A closer look inside the boat reveals high-tech ropes meticulously spliced and led through micro ..read more
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Cup Spy: June 13 – Swiss drop rig
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by XS Editor
1M ago
Cup Spy: June 13 – Swiss drop rig Read more on Sail-World ..read more
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Port-starboard?
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by deleteme
1M ago
Helluva a story. So who has the right o’ way? A seaplane lifted off directly into the side of a boat while setting off on a Saturday sightseeing flight from a harbor in Vancouver, Canada. The pilot and five passengers onboard De Haviland DHC-2 Beaver escaped the crash uninjured, CBC News reports. Those on the boat weren’t as lucky, with two people being sent to the hospital with injuries. More here. Read more on Sailing Anarchy ..read more
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Barcelona anticipates big payday
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by XS Editor
1M ago
The value of hosting the America’s Cup is not easy math, as the advance forecast is typically full of optimism while the post-event calculation has led to debt and drama. Here’s an excerpt on the topic from the New Zealand Herald: In less than three months, the America’s Cup regatta will descend on Barcelona with a big payday forecast for the region that Auckland will miss out on. When racing commences, it will cap off a years-long period expected to have a positive economic impact of €1.2 billion ($1.3 billion US) for Barcelona, according to a report commissioned and undertaken by the Univer ..read more
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