News – Monday, March 30, 2020
Monday, March 30, 2020   

IMOCA Open 60, VOR65 - The Ocean Race 2021/22

In an interview with the Race Director Richard Mason by Richard Gladwell, editor Sail-World, details on the Ocean Race organization are being revealed. Two weeks ago, the route with the planned ports of call was presented, the groundwork for the detailed event planning and site setup in the coming 18 months before the start. Here comes part 1 of a 5-part-series.
Monday, March 30, 2020   

British Youth Sailing Team - Sailing from home

The British Youth Team is launching a series of training films in cooperation with the National Squad to prepare for the regatta season from home. The first episode features the 470 Olympic medalists Luke Patience/Chris Grube GBR and windsurfer Saskia Sills. The first episode today at 12 CET (11 GMT) on the Youtube channel of the British Sailing Teams. The news.
Monday, March 30, 2020   

North Sails - regular training webinars as of today

Banished from the water during the Corona crises, homeschooling is also the name of the came for sail training sessions. As of today, North Sails is offering regular training in the form of webinars: Tonight from 9pm UTC (4pm EST), the J/70 cracks Tim Healy USA, Ruairidh Scott USA and Allan Terhune USA will explain what it takes to have a good boat speed. Here the program of the coming days.
News – Sunday, March 29, 2020
Sunday, March 29, 2020   

Olympic Games 2021 - new date fixed ?

The Tokyo Olympics, originally scheduled from July 24th to August 9th, also fell victim to the corona virus. Now the Japanese TV broadcaster «NHK», one of the key partners of the IOC, is reporting this Sunday morning UTC on a replacement date for the Games. Accordingly, the opening ceremony will take place on July 23, 2021, the closing ceremony on August 8, 2021. There is as yet no official confirmation of the new dates.
Sunday, March 29, 2020   

Olympic Games 2021 - Tokyo JPN - a financial impact not only for the Organisers and the IOC but also Sports Federations

 Olympic Games 2021 - Tokyo JPN - a financial impact not only for the Organisers and the IOC but also Sports Federations The postponement of the Olympic Games is very expensive for the Organizing Authorities, and as a consequence also for the IOC. Missing or delayed sponsor money will have a major impact on the revenue streams of the IOC and with it also the quadrennial payments to the International Sports Federations, the major income for small Federations to run their operations. Extremely affected is the financially mismanaged World Sailing that spent the 2016 money by the end of last year already. The situation will be tight. A must-read comment by Sailing Illustrated.
Sunday, March 29, 2020   

Corona News - over 800 yachts blocked in the Caribbeans

 Corona News - over 800 yachts blocked in the Caribbeans The Caribbeans offer Europeans and North Americans the best sailing conditions every winter. Now would be the time for the return trip, since the hurricane season will begin there in June. Due to the Corona-restrictions, the recruiting of crews has become difficult, and the usually planned stopovers on the Bermudas and the Azores cannot be carried out either. Those affected try now to organize themselves and start the return journey in larger fleets for safety reasons. An article in the German FAZ newspaper (translate with Google).
Sunday, March 29, 2020   

Support Sailing News ! - Your support is urgently needed !

 Support Sailing News ! - Your support is urgently needed ! With the cancellation of all national and international regattas by at least the end of April, a difficult period will be to overcome. Well, sailing is a diverse sport, and we will do our utmost to keep our pages interesting by gathering more background reports, videos and of course everything you need tco know about the Olympic Games or the America's Cup in the next few weeks. Check in with us every day! ----- Deliver content is one, financing the operation is the more critical part for our web portal. In the near future, we must live with the situation that the urgently needed advertisers are delaying decisions to renew and book promotion banners and texts, inspite of the fact, that our website offers by far the best and fastest access to the nautical target market compared with other media in Switzerland. ----- For the next two months, we badly need voluntary subscription fees and donations to overcome this critical period with many contributions to our fundraising campaign. Your help is urgently needed! Many thanks in advance.
Sunday, March 29, 2020   (Image © Yvan Zedda - Transat CIC)

Corona News - the current status of Offshore events

 Corona News - the current status of Offshore events France is undoubtedly the heart of offshore sail racing, an attractive playing field for a large community of professional and amateur sailors. Well run and initiative Class Organisations (Figaro, IMOCA, 650Mini, etc) ensure potential major sponsors that their investments are paying and sustainable. On top of this - and key - are race organisers such as OC Sport Pen Duick, launched in 1998 by Ellen MacArthur and Mark Turner for Ellen's Offshore Challenges. ------ Hervé Favre SUI, President and Offshore Sailing Events Director, gives an overview of major offshore events in the present Corona crisis situation. An interview published on the 'Tip and Shaft' website.
News – Saturday, March 28, 2020
Saturday, March 28, 2020   (Image © Maxime Horlaville)

IMOCA Open 60 - Vendée Globe 2010/21

 IMOCA Open 60 - Vendée Globe 2010/21 Despite limited training opportunities, preparations for the Vendée Globe (Start November 2020) are ongoing. It is still open whether the two transatlantic regattas this summer - The Transat CIC and New York-Les Sables d'Olonne - really take place. These are the last qualification regattas for the 30 starting positions, 35 participants have registered. Or 34 now, after Giancarlo Pedote ITA had to announce his retirement from the race after the withdrawal of his sponsor - the news (ita.). ----- In a 5-part video series Alex Thomson GBR, one of the favorites for the race, grants one a look behind the scenes of his team.
News – Friday, March 27, 2020
Friday, March 27, 2020   

Olympic News - Task Force for the relaunch established

The postponement of the Tokyo Olympic Games is a huge challenge for the organizers: it is important to keep the competition venues and the further infrastructure available for another year. But it could also be difficult for the national Olympic Committees and especially for the Sports Federations, which are largely financed by the proceeds from the Olympic Games. The money will flow late. The organizers now have established a task force to plan a new date and the next steps as quickly as possible. The report.
News – Thursday, March 26, 2020
Thursday, March 26, 2020   

Olympic Classes - World Ranking Lists - 23. März 2020

 Olympic Classes - World Ranking Lists - 23. März 2020 Yesterday, World Sailing published the updated Olympic Classes World Ranking after the various World Championships down under. In four classes, new names are on top of the classifications. -----
With their top performance at the Worlds, Benjamin Bildstein/David Hussl AUT have taken the lead in the 49ers. ----- In the 49ersFX, Annemiek Bekkering/Annette Duetz NED are new on rank 1. ----- The top position in the RS:X women windsurfers changed as the leading Yunxiu Lu CHN could not start at the Worlds due to the Coronavirus. The new number one is Katy Spychakov ISR. ----- Leader change in the RS:X men with Louis GiardFRA now on first. ----- Pavlos Kontides CYP moved on top of the Lasers Standard. ----- In the Lasers Radial, Anne-Marie Rindom DEN defended rank 1. ----- Belcher/Ryan AUS remain first in the 470 men. ----- Camille Lecointre/Aloise Retornaz FRA stay in the first place in the 470 women. ----- The new Nacra17 leaders are John Gimson/Anna Burdet GBR. ----- Nicolas Heiner NED remains first in the Finns. ----- All ranking lists.
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