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    Published on 08-16-2018 09:29 AM
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    Tough conditions have continued for the fleet racing in the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race, with competitors reporting 30 knots of wind gusting to 35, with 3-4 metre waves in a confused sea state.

    As the front runners reach the halfway point, the battle for line honours is raging north of the Outer Hebrides. Class40 Concise 8 skippered by Jack Trigger moved up to second place yesterday and briefly took pole position during the night. However, Phil Sharp's Imerys Clean Energy fought back to regain the lead as the team passed the remote island of Sula Sgeir. Nicolas Troussel's Corum is less than a mile behind Concise 8. Giles Redpath's Pata Negra is still the provisional overall leader after IRC time correction, but Ben Schwartz and Chen ...
    Published on 08-14-2018 02:04 PM
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    Battle in the Celtic Sea

    The cold front that brought tough conditions to the start of the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race have now passed, with the fleet enjoying bright sunshine yesterday and a relatively calm second night at sea. However, the intensity on the race course has been ratcheted up with wind shifts providing opportunities to make gains and losses throughout the fleet. Looking further ahead, 25-30 knots of wind and a significant sea state are expected to affect the fleet in the ...
    Published on 08-11-2018 02:13 PM
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    The European Star Championships experienced a bit of excitement as a system bushed through
    the race area with 40 knots of breeze pummeling the fleet. !/2 the boats were unable to finish but the racing continues!

    "Day 2 of the 2018 Star European ...
    Published on 08-11-2018 10:38 AM
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    17 year old prodigy Daniela Moroz of Lafayette taken her 3rd World Title, sailing a near flawless
    series of races in Aarhus, 17 bullets in 19 races!!!


    Daniela and coach Rob Dean
    Published on 08-10-2018 02:50 PM
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    A sailor has sadly died in a freak accident whilst sailing in a major racing off Cowes this morning we can reveal.
    The man in his 40’s is understood to have become trapped in a sheet sail and ...
    Published on 08-10-2018 11:06 AM
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    Final Gold Fleet Races Decisive in 49er and Nacra 17
    The breeze arrived in force for the final day of Gold Fleets for 49er and Nacra 17. The 49erFX had already completed their gold series, so there were just two races for the 49er and three for the Nacra 17 on the docket.

    A huge system blew in overnight soaking Aarhus, Denmark, but it left a fresh offshore wind behind for racing.
    Nacra 17
    The racing was tremendously intense today, with mostly sunny conditions, flat water, and plenty of gusts ...
    Published on 08-09-2018 02:26 PM
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    The tears rolled down Zsomber Berecz’s face as he crossed the finish line in Denmark’s beautiful Bay of Aarhus on Thursday to win the Finn and Hungary’s first ever medal in one of these quadrennial sailing world championships. It was the first gold medal to be awarded at these Hempel Sailing World Championships Aarhus 2018 and Berecz’s emotions were heightened by the fact that it has been a long time coming - for him and his country.

    “I’m a human being and I know what it means for me, my team and my country. It is a big achievement,” Berecz said.

    However hard it was for Sweden’s silver medallist, Max Salminen, who had led by eight points going into today – day 8 - after an exhausting victory in the storm late on Wednesday evening, it was hard not to feel that there was some kind of karma behind Berecz’s ...
    Published on 08-08-2018 03:49 PM
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    What a race! A 35 knot gust in Race 10 of the 2018 Finn Gold Cup tested Finn sailors and Finns to the max.
    Max Salminen has taken an eight point lead in Aarhus after winning this incredible race, while Josh Junior and Zsombor Berecz are tied on points in second and third. ...
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    he Men’s Heavyweight Dinghy – Finn and Men’s Two Person Dinghy – 470 have concluded fleet racing at the Hempel Sailing World Championships in Aarhus, Denmark handing more nations a spot at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing Competition.

    Eight places in both the Finn and Men’s 470 were available in Aarhus and subject to final notification from World Sailing after the event to the relevant Member National Authority / National Olympic Committee, the following nations have qualified:

    Men’s 470
    Great Britain
    New Zealand
    Twenty nine countries competed in the Men’s 470 fleet in Aarhus.

    Great Britain
    New Zealand
    The 90-boat Finn fleet was made up of 42 nations.

    Japanese sailors were represented in both fleets but as host nation, receive an entry into every Tokyo 2020 Olympic sailing event.

    About the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing Competition Qualification System
    The World Championships is the principal qualification ...
    Published on 08-07-2018 02:30 PM
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    The Hempel Sailing World Championships Aarhus 2018 has its first medal race fleet in the women’s 470 with Japan’s duo of Ai Kondo Yoshida and Miho Yoshioka leading by five points.

    Yoshida and Yoshioka, fifth in the Rio 2016 Olympics, were sixth in the only race possible on Tuesday. France’s Camille Lecointre and Aloise Retornaz, bronze medallists in Rio, won to close in second place. But Hannah Mills, the Rio Olympic champion and her new crew, Eilidh McIntyre, were furious after finishing 18th – their worst of the series.

    “Are we feeling confident? Yes, of course, we’re here and still leading,” ...
    Published on 08-07-2018 10:25 AM
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    While we await today's reports and photos to be processed, here is a quick look at the current standings of top
    USA Competitors currently competing in Aarhus at the World Championships... Monday's sailing was light and several ...
    Published on 08-05-2018 05:16 PM
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    Zofia Noceti-Klepacka started the day skateboarding with her children and finished it with a masterclass in high-speed windsurfing on Super Sunday at the Hempel Sailing World Championships Aarhus 2018.

    In a World Championships full of mothers, the RS:X fleet is particularly blessed and Noceti-Klepacka has been at the vanguard of making less exceptional what was once seen as impossible in more antediluvian times. One day it will be so normal no one will write about it.

    At least six of the 64 women windsurfers competing are mothers: Noceti-Klepacka, Blanca Manchon (Spain), Marina Alabau Neira (Spain), Tuuli ...
    Published on 08-03-2018 01:16 PM
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    P-J Postma and Nicholas Heiner battling for one Olympic spot
    Sam Meech tops Laser with two bullets
    Olympic champion Hannah Mills and new crew Eilidh McIntyre recover

    Sailing World Championships are often pitched as nations competing against each other, but the real tensions are often within the national teams as individuals begin to try and secure their Olympic selection.

    The amount at stake for many of the sailors at the Hempel Sailing World Championships Aarhus 2018 will gradually be squeezed out each day and Friday brought into relief the pressures in the Finn fleet.

    Two flying Dutchman – in separate Finn qualification ...
    Published on 08-03-2018 12:10 PM
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    Fresh from winning The Hague Offshore Sailing World Championship, Karl Kwok and Team Beau Geste, guided by tactician Gavin Brady, are on course to make their first visit to the famous Copa del Rey a winning one.

    With another two windward-leeward race victories today, in gentle 7-9kts sea breezes at 37 Copa del Rey MAPFRE, in the highly competitive Sotheby’s Mallorca IRC Class 1, the Royal Hong Kong YC flagged Botin 52 sits atop four chasing TP52s with a lead now at 14pts after eight races on the Bay of Palma. Beau Geste are starting well, sailing very clean and smartly and are well optimised for the lighter conditions, their design being slightly more powerful ...
    Published on 08-01-2018 12:21 PM
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    .film Racing reels in the GC32 leaders at
    Copa del Rey MAPFRE

    The two America's Cup teams did not have it all their own way as racing got underway today for the GC32 Racing Tour fleet on the Bay of Palma at the Mediterranean's most prestigious multi-class regatta, 37 Copa del Rey MAPFRE.

    While Franck Cammas' NORAUTO and Sir Ben Ainslie's INEOS Team UK were the blockbusters, comfortably winning the first four races between them, it was .film Racing of Australian owner-driver Simon ...
    Published on 08-01-2018 11:39 AM
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    Wednesday, August 01, 2018

    Star-studded Sailing World Championships set for dream start in Denmark

    Aarhus, city of sails and 1,400 dreams. The countdown is almost over and after four years of preparation the Hempel Sailing World Championships Aarhus 2018 will begin on Thursday in the Bay of Aarhus in a building wind beneath an unending sun.

    40% of Olympic places for Tokyo 2020 up for grabs
    “This ...
    Published on 07-31-2018 09:47 AM
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    Six and a half months after starting work, the trimaran MACIF will be relaunched this Tuesday morning in Lorient. Deeply transformed into a performance objective, the 30 meter boat, with new appendages, joined in the wake of its home port of Port-la-Foret ...
    Published on 07-27-2018 03:06 PM
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    all pics © Robert Hajduk - ShutterSail.com

    The SAP505WorldChampionship2018 Races have started on Sunday with two races, followed by two days with no luck wind-wise to continue with great days on water with three races a day
    Sunday belonged to Mike Holt and Rob Woelfel - the won Day One. Then we had two days of very light wind but extremely sunny though. Tim ...
    Published on 07-20-2018 02:20 PM
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    No Such Thing as A Comfort Zone As Rolex TP52 World Championship Reaches Finale

    (Friday 20th July, Cascais) – Quantum Racing carry a seven-point lead into the final day of the Rolex TP52 World Championship off Cascais, to all intents and purposes a relatively healthy margin, even with the expectation of two breezy last races for a nine-boat fleet.

    But Terry Hutchinson, the US-flagged five-time world champions’ hard-driving leader reaffirms, once again, that no margin can be considered secure, particularly given the strong-breeze, big-wave conditions, and the strength and depth of the competition.

    “No lead is ...
    Published on 07-19-2018 03:06 PM
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    Back to Basics: “Seat-of-the-Pants” Coastal Race Win for Quantum Racing
    (Thursday 19th July, Cascais) – Quantum Racing won the exciting, interesting Coastal Race off Cascais, Portugal, to extend their lead at the Rolex TP52 World Championship to seven points with four scheduled races left to sail.

    While the five-time world title winners delivered an accomplished victory – never far enough ahead of the pack to relax even for a moment – they had to rely on “seat-of-the-pants”, intuitive sailing skills for much of the course.

    After their electronics shut down entirely ...