After a 4-month Odyssee journey from Auckland NZL to Cagliari ITA and back, the AC75 of 'Team New Zealand' was welcomed back in her home port yesterday. The cupper was dispatched on a cargo ship direction Europe on February 2nd before the Corona crisis stopped all sport events including the AC World Series planned to be held in Cagliari ITA and Portsmouth GBR. ----- The news.
International – Tuesday, May 26, 2020
International – Friday, May 22, 2020
The UK government's easing of COVID-19 lockdown restrictions has brought relief to many aspects of life and, particularly certain sports and Sailing is one of those fortunate past-times that is now allowed in England, along with "all other forms of watersports practiced on open waterways, including windsurfing, canoeing, rowing, kayaking, surfing, paddle-boarding and the use of privately-owned motorised craft (in line with the guidance issued by the relevant navigation authority)." Sarah Treseder, Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Chief Executive has been quoted as saying: "We are pleased that Government guidance has confirmed that all forms of watersports including sailing, windsurfing and motor-boating are not only permitted, but are being actively encouraged in England." A report by the British Yachting Journalist's Association.
International – Thursday, May 21, 2020
The inaugural World Championship for the new 2024 Olympic Event on two-person-mixed offshore keelboats was planned to be held during the 2020 Middlesea-Race in October. Due to the corona crisis, the delivery of the L30 yachts to be used for this Championshje World Cup has stalled, so that the competition has now been canceled. The news.
International – Wednesday, May 20, 2020
World Sailing has just published the eighth compilation of collected video clips from around the world, this time presenting Nacras 17 and Techno293 windsurfers in action. The para-sailing Hansa303 is shown crossing big surfs. ------ The video.
In the North Sails webinar of today, former World Champions, including Rohan Veal AUS, the first to popularize foiling, tell the story of the Class, along with numerous historical images and videos. Join and enjoy today, May 20, 22pm UTC (5pm EDT). The details.
International – Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Four days ago, the organizers of the North Sea Week announced that despite Corona, the long-distance regatta that is part of the program can be held, albeit with restrictions, as the first regatta in Germany after the lockdown. The 500-mile race would have led from the North Sea (Cuxhafen) to Kiel. The Danish authorities have now banned the use of their waters for the race, which had to be canceled. The
International – Saturday, May 16, 2020
A month ago, the organizers of the 2020 Optimist World Championship postponed the event from July to autumn for Corona reasons. In view of the still uncertain development, this event in Riva ITA must definitely be canceled. The class association is still looking for an appropriate alternative by the end of 2020. The report. ----- The European Championship in Tallinn EST was canceled 10 days ago as well, and a new organizer is urgently needed here too. The report.
With adjustments to the Sailing Instructions to respect the Corona safety measures, the 500-mile long-distance race around the island of Skagen, an event of the traditional North Sea Week, can take place. The start will be in Cuxhafen on June 1, and the race is open for two-person teams only. All other events of the Week had to be canceled. However, a virtual Nordsee-Woche is about to be launched. The news.
International – Thursday, May 14, 2020
The world-wide Corona confinements stop international sail racing more and more. The latest announcement concerns the World Sailing Youth World Championships scheduled for December 2020 in Salvador BRA canceled yesterday. ----- The news
International – Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Sebastien Schneiter/Lucien Cujean SUI, the Swiss 49er team already qualified for the Tokyo Olympic Games, resumed training on Lake Geneva after the Corona break. Check out part two of their video "Road to Tokyo" giving an insight on the boat handling on the highly sophisticated skiff. The Video.
International – Tuesday, May 12, 2020
The SailCoach Zoom coaching webinar class of today, Tuesday May 12, deals with starting techniques. Here the details.
International – Monday, May 11, 2020
The third episode of the arguably best edited and commented video magazines - OnCourse of Planet Sail - features among others takes about the 5o5 World Championship in Australia and the America's Cup. ----- The video.
International – Saturday, May 9, 2020
Part 2 of the Royal Yachting Association GBR webinar deals with the rules to be observed during the starting phase of a race. ----- The video (58 min).
The Finn Class, as always role model in Olympic class communication, has compiled all the regatta videos of the past years on its youtube channel. Spectacular films with up to 30kn wind conditions! The Finn-Channel.
International – Thursday, May 7, 2020
Together with his helmsman Iker Martinez ESP, Javi Fernandez ESP participated in three Olympic Games in the 49er Class winning a Gold and a Silver Medal. Later, the two switched to offshore racing including the round-the-world Volvo Ocean Race, Fernandez even as a skipper. In a 49-minute video interview, the Spaniard reveals details on his sailing career.