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PLAIN SAILING: King of Spain at Copa del Rey

PLAIN SAILING: King of Spain at Copa del Rey

King Felipe joined the crew of Aifos at Palma’s Royal Nautical Club for the 36th edition of the prestigious race.   Dressed in a white t-shirt and blue shorts, the monarch was greeted by the club’s head, Javier Sanz. “Hello. To victory!” King Felipe said to volunteers working at the event. The king’s Corel 45 ... Read More »

Five Regattas Constitute Panerai Classic Yachts Series

Five Regattas Constitute Panerai Classic Yachts Series

New York, NY (July 27, 2017) – For three consecutive August weekends in 2017, classic yachts will compete in the 13th annual North American Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge (NA PCYC) Series. With an updated rating system, the CRF MK II, sailors will battle in a series of eight possible races ... Read More »

New Era of Olympic Sailing Begins

New Era of Olympic Sailing Begins

The progress of foiling will be on the world stage at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in the mixed multihull even as the Nacra 17, sailed in a semi-foiling configuration at the Rio Olympics, has now begun its conversion to a fully foiling catamaran. Thirty new foiling boats and 10 ... Read More »

Olympic hero joins Volvo Ocean Race

Olympic hero joins Volvo Ocean Race

As reported in Brazilian sailing news, Notícias Náuticas, Rio 2016 Olympic gold medalist Martine Grael was confirmed this week as a member of Team AkzoNobel (NED) which will compete in the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race. The Niterói sailor will join skipper Simeon Tienpont (NED), following in the footsteps of her father ... Read More »

Doppler Weather Radar: A Boater’s Best Friend

Doppler Weather Radar: A Boater’s Best Friend

by Mark Thornton, LakeErieWX   Weather-savvy mariners know the best resource for monitoring the location, size, intensity, and movement of thunderstorms is Doppler Weather Radar from the National Weather Service (NWS). In the first of a two-part series, I’ll explain the basics of radar and introduce the most common types ... Read More »

The Benjamin’s Emotional Victory aboard Spookie

The Benjamin’s Emotional Victory aboard Spookie

Edgartown, MA (July 23, 2017) – Edgartown Yacht Club’s 79th ‘Round-the-Island Race was won by Heidi and Steve Benjamin’s 52’ racing yacht SPOOKIE. The 54.62 mile race around Martha’s Vineyard is one of the classic races of the summer season in New England. It has been running every year since ... Read More »

New Zealand Entry For Volvo Ocean Race?

New Zealand Entry For Volvo Ocean Race?

There could yet be a New Zealand-flagged boat in the upcoming edition of the Volvo Ocean Race. America’s Cup hero Craig Monk is attempting to put together a Kiwi campaign for the round the world yacht race, which gets under way in Alicante, Spain in late October. There is just ... Read More »

Details Revealed for 36th America’s Cup

Details Revealed for 36th America’s Cup

The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, as the winner of the 35th America’s Cup, and Circolo della Vela Sicilia, as the Challenger of Record, together with their respective representative teams Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa Challenge, have confirmed that the Protocol establishing the parameters for the 36th America’s ... Read More »

USA wins Optimist Team Racing World Championship

USA wins Optimist Team Racing World Championship

Pattaya, Thailand (July 17, 2017) – Team USA beat Team China in a dramatic, hard-won series in the team racing portion of the Optimist World Championship 2017, retaining its hold on the IODA Challenge Cup team racing trophy for the second year in a row. The winning team included Stephan ... Read More »

Kiwi going for the triple crown

Kiwi going for the triple crown

Blair Tuke has confirmed his bid for sailing’s triple crown, signing with Spanish team MAPFRE for the upcoming edition of the Volvo Ocean Race. Just three weeks after lifting the America’s Cup in Bermuda with Emirates Team New Zealand, Tuke will link up with MAPFRE in Sanxenxo next week to ... Read More »