sail-world.com Archives - 24 November 2017, Friday

  • Exceptional fleet braced for 73rd Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

    Exceptional fleet braced for 73rd Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

    sail-world.com 20 Nov '17, 5pm

    A winner in 2002 and 2008, his current boat also triumphed under the name Balance in 2015. Steel, too, is up against it. This segment of the fleet is full of pedigree. Italian yacht, Mascalzone Latino owned by Vincenzo Onorato, enters after back-to-back wins in her last two 600-mile o...

  • Voting opens for 2017 Rolex World Sailor of Year Awards

    Voting opens for 2017 Rolex World Sailor of Year Awards

    sail-world.com 05 Nov '17, 3am

    Voting opens for 2017 Rolex World Sailor of Year Awards by World Sailing today at 2:57 am Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards World Sailing Tweet World Sailing is now inviting the sailing community, sports fan and the public to vote for one male and one female who they think should ...

    Related:
    1. [ANN][ICO] bitcointalk.org 11 Nov '17, 11am
  • Leaderboard taking shape on Day 5 of Rolex Middle Sea Race

    Leaderboard taking shape on Day 5 of Rolex Middle Sea Race

    sail-world.com 25 Oct '17, 2pm

    Dominique Tian's Ker 46 Tonnerre de Glen appears to have won IRC Three. The French team are all from Marseille and for long periods of the race Tonnerre was in the hunt for the overall win. Gear failure would eventually put paid to their assault. “This is why I love offshore racing,” ...

  • CQS to sail Rolex Middle Seas Race without DSS foils

    CQS to sail Rolex Middle Seas Race without DSS foils

    sail-world.com 20 Oct '17, 5pm

    CQS to sail Rolex Middle Seas Race without DSS foils by John Roberson today at 5:53 pm CQS to sail Rolex Middle Seas Race without DSS foils &copy Andrea Francolini Photography http://www.afrancolini.com/ Tweet Ludde Ingvall’s CQS will sail the Rolex Middle Seas Race without her DSS fo...

  • Rolex Middle Sea Race – Fleet focuses on final preparations https://t.co/vismwMLFzZ

    Middle Sea Race – Fleet focuses on final preparations

    sail-world.com 19 Oct '17, 4pm

    Rolex Middle Sea Race – Fleet focuses on final preparations by RMYC today at 4:42 pm Gabriele Bruni racing a big breeze in 2014 – Rolex Middle Sea Race &copy Rolex/ Kurt Arrigo http://www.regattanews.com Tweet The Royal Malta Yacht Club is a hive of activity today, as the 110-boat int...

  • Rolex Middle Sea Race – One month out https://t.co/WK7jVzZquO

    Middle Sea Race – One month out

    sail-world.com 21 Sep '17, 12pm

    That said, Endlessgame’s owner Pietro Moschini is taking nothing for granted. Despite a great result at the Giraglia, he believes they have a long way to go to get the best out of the yacht. He also points out that this will be his first attempt at the Rolex Middle Sea Race, something...

  • Six perpetual trophies awarded on final day of Rolex Big Boat Series

    sail-world.com 18 Sep '17, 4am

    And while any racecourse hardware is to be celebrated, the Rolex Big Boat Series perpetual trophies, which reside at the StFYC, are especially desirable, as each is engraved with the names of the winning team whose skippers also receive an engraved Swiss-made Rolex Oyster Perpetual Su...

  • Steel blades sharpened for the Rolex Big Boat Series

    Steel blades sharpened for the Rolex Big Boat Series

    sail-world.com 14 Sep '17, 4am

    Steel blades sharpened for the Rolex Big Boat Series by St. Francis Yacht Club today at 4:23 am MOD70 Trimaran Orion in the 2016 The Rolex Big Boats Series &copy Rolex/Daniel Forster http://www.regattanews.com Tweet Burgees flutter and spectra halyards slap against carbon-fiber and al...

  • France annihilates Rolex Fastnet Race competition for a third time

    France annihilates Rolex Fastnet Race competition for a third time

    sail-world.com 15 Aug '17, 1pm

    In IRC Two Gilles Fournier and Corinne Migraine's J/133 Pintia managed to fend off the advances of long term rival Nick and Suzi Jones' First 44.7, Lisa, skippered for the race by RORC Commodore Michael Boyd. These two boats led IRC Two into Plymouth with the lower-rated Pintia's time...

  • More from the Rolex Fastnet Race by Nic Douglass

    More from the Rolex Fastnet Race by Nic Douglass

    sail-world.com 14 Aug '17, 3pm

    More from the Rolex Fastnet Race by Nic Douglass by Nic Douglass today at 3:13 pm Piers Hugh Smith – Rolex Fastnet Race © Nic Douglass / www.AdventuresofaSailorGirl.com Tweet So many adventures, and so little time! At the Fastnet we covered action from the start, to the Volvo and the ...

  • Rolex China Sea Race - First time entry Shanghai seeks crew

    China Sea Race - First time entry Shanghai seeks crew

    sail-world.com 14 Aug '17, 8am

    Rolex China Sea Race - First time entry Shanghai seeks crew by RHKYC today at 8:10 am Shanghai at China Cup &copy China Cup / Studio Borlenghi http://www.carloborlenghi.net/ ? Tweet The third Chinese entry in the 2018 Rolex China Sea Race has been received from Hanse 575, Shanghai. Sh...

  • International competitors look back at the Rolex Fastnet Race

    sail-world.com 13 Aug '17, 3am

    One of the most intriguing but little known entries in this year's Rolex Fastnet Race was Bogatyr, campaigned by a Russian crew led by Igor Rytov. To say that Rytov is a 'keen yachtsman' would be an understatement. At present he says he races around 200 days a year. This time on the w...

  • Rolex Fastnet Race - The desire to succeed

    Fastnet Race - The desire to succeed

    sail-world.com 12 Aug '17, 8am

    Success in sport requires considerable determination and perseverance; they in turn require a goal to fuel them. In the case of French yachtsman, Didier Gaudoux, his dream was to win the Rolex Fastnet Race. It was an ambition conceived in the late 1970s, when he made his first forays ...

  • Rolex Fastnet Race – Three in a row for Night and Day https://t.co/J31DGAWeZ1

    Fastnet Race – Three in a row for Night and Day

    sail-world.com 11 Aug '17, 2pm

    The fight for IRC Four honours was initially between four boats including the lead duo, another JPK 10.10 Richard Fromentin's Cocody and the rather different S&S 41 heavyweight, Harry J Heijst's Winsome. 'The first to separate was Cocody which made a small mistake and after that it wa...

  • Rolex Fastnet Race – Poised to join the pantheon of greats https://t.co/yBG24NCNUA

    Fastnet Race – Poised to join the pantheon of greats

    sail-world.com 11 Aug '17, 12pm

    The Loisons were succeeded in 2015 by another French yacht, the JPK 10.80 Courrier Du Leon. For owner Géry Trentesaux, then 57, winning the Rolex Fastnet, was the fulfilment of a long and proud sailing career. “I did my first RORC races at the age of 14. Winning your class is one thin...

  • Rolex Fastnet Race - To the wire in IRC Three

    Fastnet Race - To the wire in IRC Three

    sail-world.com 10 Aug '17, 11pm

    Dream Pearls has been one of the leading contenders in the RORC Seasons Points Championship this year, winning the De Guingand Bowl in May, but the Rolex Fastnet Race has been the pinnacle of the team's year. 'The Rolex Fastnet Race is a most prestigious race and we are very happy to ...

  • Fastnet Race - Passage at the Fastnet Rock

    sail-world.com 09 Aug '17, 3am

    Rolex Fastnet Race - Ludde’s CQS on the home straight The super maxi CQS, skippered by Ludde Ingvall turned final corner and is on the home straight in the Rolex Fastnet Race The super maxi CQS, skippered by Australian Ludde Ingvall has turned the final corner and is on the home strai...

  • Rolex Fastnet Race – The fastest home https://t.co/xebzRtF3su

    Fastnet Race – The fastest home

    sail-world.com 08 Aug '17, 3pm

    Despite not setting a new multihull record, Collier Wakefield thoroughly enjoyed the experience. “The Rolex Fastnet Race is such an iconic race. It’s something we’ve grown up around and between us we’ve done multiple editions. The start in the Solent was the best I’ve ever seen. We’ll...

  • Rolex Fastnet Race - Ludde’s CQS fighting for second place https://t.co/Jt1rBA9MYH

    Fastnet Race - Ludde’s CQS fighting for second place

    sail-world.com 08 Aug '17, 12am

    Rolex Fastnet Race - Ludde’s CQS fighting for second place by John Roberson today at 12:56 am Race Start - CQS, Sail No: AUS 11111, Class: IRC Zero, Owner: Ludde Ingvall, Type: Supermaxi - 2017 Rolex Fastnet Race &copy Rolex / Carlo Borlenghi http://www.carloborlenghi.net Tweet Ludde ...

  • Slow going in the Rolex Fastnet Race

    Slow going in the Rolex Fastnet Race

    sail-world.com 07 Aug '17, 4pm

    Slow going in the Rolex Fastnet Race by John Roberson today at 4:48 pm CQS in the Rolex Fastnet Race CQS Racing Australia Tweet A fading wind and heavy rain slowed the progress of Ludde Ingvall and his team on CQS in the Rolex Fastnet Race on their first night at sea. The 100 foot sup...

  • Rolex Fastnet Race – Class 40 team in contention after a classic start https://t.co/Zd4pSISjZo

    Fastnet Race – Class 40 team in contention after a classic start

    sail-world.com 07 Aug '17, 11am

    Speaking shortly before the start, Oman Sail’s skipper Sidney Gavignet said: “The weather forecast is saying it will be upwind conditions all the way to the Fastnet, and downwind all the way back from the Fastnet to Plymouth. “Our goal is to get to the finish in one piece, and enjoy t...

  • Rolex Fastnet Race – A perfect start https://t.co/1T2xTe71Eq

    Fastnet Race – A perfect start

    sail-world.com 07 Aug '17, 9am

    The general consensus among weather forecasters points to a ‘big boat race’, with good breeze on the upwind leg to the Fastnet rock before a cold front sets in heralding lighter conditions which may thwart the ambitions of the chasing fleet in their quest to claim the Fastnet Challeng...

  • Classic upwind start for record breaking Rolex Fastnet Race

    Classic upwind start for record breaking Rolex Fastnet Race

    sail-world.com 07 Aug '17, 7am

    The multihulls were followed away from Cowes by two other 'non-IRC' classes - the nine doublehanded IMOCA 60s and twenty seven Class40s. Given the upwind conditions, the older, conventionally foiled IMOCA 60s were prevailing. At 1630 Paul Meilhat and Jules Verne Trophy record holder c...

  • 2,700 Rolex Fastnet Race sailors face their personal Everest

    2,700 Rolex Fastnet Race sailors face their personal Everest

    sail-world.com 06 Aug '17, 1pm

    Among the favourites for crossing the finish line first are George David's canting-keeled Rambler 88 from the USA and the Australian supermaxi CQS skippered by Ludde Ingvall. The Finnish round-the-world veteran skipper did the double in the 1995 Fastnet Race with Nicorette, taking bot...

  • CQS crew selected for Rolex Fastnet Race

    CQS crew selected for Rolex Fastnet Race

    sail-world.com 06 Aug '17, 1pm

    CQS crew selected for Rolex Fastnet Race by John Roberson today at 1:47 pm CQS crew selected for Rolex Fastnet Race CQS Racing Australia Tweet Australian skipper Ludde Ingvall has selected his crew to sail CQS in the Rolex Fastnet race, which starts from Cowes, on the Isle of Wight, o...

  • Rolex Fastnet Race – Rewarding good teamwork and preparation https://t.co/a7LnkDB8W7

    Fastnet Race – Rewarding good teamwork and preparation

    sail-world.com 06 Aug '17, 11am

    With 29 nations represented, over one third of the fleet is comprised of overseas entrants. In the region of fifty French yachts are expected to start, a country which has dominated the corrected time standings during the last two editions of the race, taking seven of the top ten plac...

  • Upwind slog forecast as Volvo Ocean Race tackles Rolex Fastnet Race

    Upwind slog forecast as Volvo Ocean Race tackles Rolex Fastnet Race

    sail-world.com 04 Aug '17, 4pm

    This year’s 605 nautical mile Fastnet is going to be a long upwind slog all the way from the start line off Cowes, Isle of Wight, to the turn at the Fastnet Rock at the south east point of Ireland. The last class to start at 1140 UTC, and one of the fastest, the Volvo Ocean Race fleet...

  • Rolex Fastnet Race – Doublehanded demons https://t.co/JmjGhieOv4

    Fastnet Race – Doublehanded demons

    sail-world.com 03 Aug '17, 3pm

    On board, 'third' crewman is the autopilot, although Craigie admits that they use it less. 'We are going back to hand steering because we find it faster although in the Fastnet you have to sleep more to be competitive.' However it depends on the wind and sea state. 'In waves the boat ...

  • Kialoa II’s revival at 47th Rolex Fastnet Race https://t.co/0XfOe8hoNY

    Kialoa II’s revival at 47th Rolex Fastnet Race

    sail-world.com 03 Aug '17, 4am

    Broughton said in the short time of their ownership Kialoa II has shown an amazing capacity to stir fond memories. “We have been approached by some of Mr Kilroy's crew with anecdotes and hints as to how they used to sail her. His daughter Trice has been helpful with information and co...

  • Rolex Fastnet Race challenge welcomed by Oman Sail’s Class 40 team https://t.co/7BIM5rrGK2

    Fastnet Race challenge welcomed by Oman Sail’s Class 40 team

    sail-world.com 02 Aug '17, 6pm

    “It is a classic race and a good one,” said Gavignet from the boat’s home port of Lorient. “I have done it many times as part of the race, and during the MOD70 campaign we used it for training – I think one year we went around the rock five times.” For Al Hasni too, also a member of t...