The French Sailing Federation FFV is about to launch a series of educational video to keep in contact with the sailing community during the Coronavirus lockdown. ----- The announcement. We shall keep you info
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News – Sunday, April 5, 2020
News – Saturday, April 4, 2020
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.
Another sailing season will come! Why not take the time to check your equipment and clothing without hurrying in your Coronavirus quarantine lockdown? Compile your order in your home carefully, visiting the Bucher Walt Online Shop! Now even with special discount offers (20-50%)! ----- The special offers.
Loris von Siebenthal SUI, the Geneva photographer and sailor (among others in Matchrace Team Eric Monnin SUI) was awarded the Swiss Sports Press Award for his photos of the storm that mixed up the 600 boat fleet of the 2019 Bol d'Or on Lake Geneva. ----- The news.
News – Friday, April 3, 2020
A one-hour film portrait is presenting the 2013 Vendée Globe victory of François Gabart FRA, advancing him in the front row of the solo skipper guild. The film reveals many interesting aspects of single-handed offshore sailing. ----- The film (in French), 62 min.
Actually, Nils Theuninck SUI would be in action at the Genoa World Cup event next week in the fight for the last Olympic starting place for Tokyo. Well, the Corona break messed up the international sailing program. Nils has used his time to redesign his website.
Up-to-now, Matthew Sheahan GBR was responsible for the monthly video magazine "World Sailing Show", a compilation of content available from organizers and various other sources published by World Sailing. With "Planet Sail", he has now launched his own Video Magazine. Here the inaugural edition (27 min).
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
The regatta calendar of the most active Laser Class has to be updated continuously following the many postponements and cancellations of events due to the Coronacrises. Three European Championships have been postponed and three Europa-Cups canceled, among them Lugano SUI, with many more to come inevitably. ----- The report.
Due to the Corona pandemic with its unpredictable end, the A-Cat class decided to postpone its major championships by one year. The European Championship is to take place à Cadiz ESP in June 2021, the World Championship in St.Petersburg FL, USA will follow in October. ----- The news.
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.