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News – Sunday, April 5, 2020
Sunday, April 5, 2020   

Corona-TV - Yvan Bourgnon SUI on Canal+ this afternoon

In recent years, the Swiss sailing adventurer Yvan Bourgnon has repeatedly caused sensations with his extreme projects such as with the beach catamaran around Cape Horn, around the World and last summer through the Northwest Passage. Now his catamaran is for sale. ----- His latest project is a trip around the World on a trimaran from east to west, in the 'wrong direction'. For this, he bought the old trimaran 'IDEC' from Francis Joyon FRA, which is currently being converted for the rough ride against the stormy west winds. ----- This afternoon at 3.30 pm UTC, the French TV Canal+ shows the film 'Deux frères en solitaire' of Yvan and Laurent Bourgnon SUI, who started their sailing careers at the age of 18 with an Atlantic crossing on a Hobie-Cat. ----- Their adventurous life is portrayed in the recently published book Les frères de la mer.
 
News – Saturday, April 4, 2020
Saturday, April 4, 2020   

Virtual Sailing - first results !

 Virtual Sailing - first results ! Harbors closed, clubs isolated, the boats still sleeping ! Many regatta addicts miss the thrill and suspense of sail racing and therefore, the virtual regattas are currently booming. www.sailing-news.com is a place to be informed of the possibilities of participation in attractive e-events. The news reporting, however, remains mostly limited to a few results, and we concentrate one on the major ones, such as The Great Escape, the Transatlantic Race from France to the Caribbeans held this week with 125,000 players, the first of which reached the finish in Curacao on Thursday. At least in the professional classification, the names were mentioned: Alberto Bona ITA won ahead of Franck Cammas FRA and Sam Goodchild GBR - the report. ----- There are also results from the Virtual Melges World League in Italy: After 5 races, Stefano Bragadin ITA leads, the three-time Optimist World Champion Marco Gradoni ITA follows in 8th place of the 123 participants - the ranking list. ----- In a week from now, the German Sailing Bundesliga 2020 begins with a virtual championship in 8 events, the regattas to be broadcast live - the news.
 
News – Friday, April 3, 2020
Friday, April 3, 2020   

Support Sailing News ! - Your support is needed !

 Support Sailing News ! - Your support is needed ! Despite the total standstill of the international and national regatta scene, there is still a lot to report: numerous sailing films are being newly published, new eSailing events are popping up everywhere (we will inform you in good time) and numerous webinars train on various topics, from the equipment up to the racing rules and related tactics. ----- Our readership numbers have only declined slightly in the first weeks of the pandemic, and remain fortunately at a high level. It remains worth stopping by every day as all kinds of interesting information on our sport will be entertaining during the lockdown. ----- While the editorial work remains high, the financing of our website through advertising business has come to a complete halt, in spite of the fact, that www.sailing-news.com remains the most important web portal to the nautical target market in Switzerland. But it might be the time now for Clubs and Classes to enrich their websites with our news. We remain up-to-date with all available news on our sport, including class and club information. So why not add our news feed on your club or class website, a service available at affordable rates? ----- In the coming months, we will have to survive almost exclusively from your support and our fundraising campaign is more important as ever. After a hesitant start this year, this has now slowly started to move - thanks very much to all patrons, keeping these pages alive!
 
News – Thursday, April 2, 2020
 
News – Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Wednesday, April 1, 2020   

Intensive 2020 Hurricane Season on the Atlantic Ocean

 Intensive 2020 Hurricane Season on the Atlantic Ocean Nature will be hitting back also with an above-average number of Hurricanes in 2020, the season to begin in early June. The respective forecast for the Atlantic Ocean has just been published. Because of the higher water temperatures around the Equator, 14-18 storms must be expected, 2-4 of them in the highest category. ----- The news with a video.
 
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