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    Published on 01-08-2019 01:47 PM
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    Nathalie Criou is always up for adventure, single handed or with a crew. Last year she competed in the legendary Solitaire Urgo Le Figaro, and this year
    she has sights set on the 2019 Race to Alaska. This past weekend, when the midwinters she was to compete in when the forecast suggested marginal conditions, ...
    Published on 01-08-2019 01:33 PM
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    Bella Mente Racing Prepares for 2019

    All Systems Go for New Racing Yacht Bella Mente and Businessman/Sailor Hap Fauth

    WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. (January 8, 2019) – Launched in September 2018, the new 72-foot Maxi yacht Bella Mente looks to be on course for attaining successes not unlike those achieved by its three previous namesakes owned and skippered by businessman and champion sailor Hap Fauth (Minneapolis, Minn./Naples, Fla.). Fauth and his all-star Bella Mente Racing Team ...
    Published on 01-08-2019 09:46 AM
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    ENTRANT UPDATE #GGR2018 8/1/2019


    Tapio Lehtinen Sailing is now trying to head East and North as there is a storm approaching in the next few days. GGR have issued him the following weather alert ...
    Published on 01-08-2019 09:31 AM
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    2019: an unprecedented boom for the IMOCA class

    The IMOCA class has never experienced such enthusiasm and as 2019 gets underway, it looks like being a very exciting year. At least six new generation IMOCAs will be launched in 2019 and more than thirty boats will be out there racing with in particular the Transat Jacques ...
    Published on 01-08-2019 09:14 AM
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    X Shore, the Swedish first class manufacturer of 100 percent electrical crafts, is leading the way in the marine industry with the market's most modern e-boats. X Shore is at the forefront of technology, design and climate-smart crafts when launching its new boat model Eelex 6500 at the world's biggest boat show, boot Düsseldorf in Germany, 19–27 January 2019.

    Two boat models ...
    Published on 01-07-2019 01:43 PM
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    Write Up By Jonny Fullerton Yachts & Yachting

    By the end of the fourth day of the 2019 Dragon World Championship at Fremantle, Western Australia, the top of the leaderboard is log jammed with only three races to go.

    Despite an early strong wind warning, today's two races were held in more glamorous sailing conditions. The sun was out all day and the afternoon breeze stuck around 210 - 220 degrees at a moderate 10 - 15 knots.

    Race ...
    Published on 01-07-2019 09:05 AM
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    With 5 bullets in the 1st 6 races, San Francisco sailors Mike Martin and Adam Lowry coasted in races 7&8 in which they
    received a pair of 4s and used their two discards for races 9&10 for a commanding 24 point victory in the 2019
    5o5 Worlds In Fremantle. Mike Holt & Carl Smit of Santa Cruz took 2nd with 38 points. 3rd place went to the San Francisco team of Parker Shinn &
    Eric Anderson.

    This is the team's 2nd World Championships, they won together in 2016 ...
    Published on 01-05-2019 11:29 AM
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    Stuff NZ Reports

    Kiwis will do anything to drink at the beach, it seems.

    This group of New Year's Eve revellers got busy at low tide on Sunday and spent the early afternoon building a sandcastle in the middle of the Tairua estuary, a holidaymaker, who asked not to be named, said. ...
    Published on 01-05-2019 10:44 AM
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    On the northside of Tasmania, exists the township of Devonport where the Mersey River meets
    the Bass Strait. With a population of 30,000, mostly in the agricultural business and shipping,
    the 2019 Australian Laser National championships are being held for the 1st time in decades.

    148 Lasers and ...
    Published on 01-04-2019 01:32 PM
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    The Darling Point Sailing Squadron has been hosting the 16's and 13's Australian Nationals
    at their location in Manly Harbor, Brisbane Australia. 34 "Sixdeens" and 13 "Thirdeens"
    have been enjoying the summer sun, wind and camaraderie and Mitchell Pearson has been
    capturing the action from the water and from the ...
    Published on 01-04-2019 12:35 PM
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    ENTRANT UPDATE .. JL VDH Time Penalty and UKU Happy! #GGR2018

    Tapio Lehtinen Sailing is feeling like Captain NEMO right now in a lonely Pacific Ocean all to himself now that ISTVAN is in the ...
    Published on 01-04-2019 10:10 AM
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    Hard yards on the water today with PRO Olsen pushing the yachts and crews to the limit.

    Not content with a simple catch up from the previous day, today was the day that separated the front from the back. The Fremantle Doctor was in, with the breeze building as the day progressed. We started with a gentle 8 to 10 knots out of the south south west and the breeze swung into the south west by the time that the ...
    Published on 01-03-2019 02:55 PM
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    Quantum Sails Welcomes Cameron Appleton
    to its Client Service and Success Team

    World-champion tactician and helmsman Cameron Appleton has joined ...
    Published on 01-03-2019 11:03 AM
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    By ABC7 Staff | January 2, 2019 at 11:30 AM EST - Updated January 3 at 12:59 PM
    SARASOTA (WWSB) - Thomas MacKnight is thankful to be alive after the helicopter he was in crashed into the water about a mile offshore of Anna Maria Island on Wednesday.
    It happened around 11am. MacKnight was one of three ...
    Published on 01-03-2019 10:25 AM
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    Search Suspended for Missing Sincerity Ace Crew; Car Carrier Abandoned and Adrift in Pacific Ocean

    The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended the active search for one remaining unaccounted for crewmember of the Sincerity Ace.

    Good Samaritans from four merchant vessels were able to rescue 16 of the 21 Sincerity Ace crew who abandoned the burning car carrier following a fire on New Year’s Eve roughly 2,000 miles from northwest of Hawaii.

    The Coast Guard says four missing mariners were located but remain in the water as they were unresponsive and unable to react to life-saving equipment.

    Coast Guard watchstanders ...
    Published on 01-03-2019 09:56 AM
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    Day of attrition at the 505 Worlds. Four lead changes in the first run due to wipe outs. And they were the good guys.! The time to lead is at the finish which is where Mike Martin and Adam Lowry picked up their second win of the series so far.

    The second race was cancelled as the race committee were busy collecting broken boats in wind that was now gusting 25 knots.
    After 3 heats the top 3 are
    1 Mike Martin & Adam Lowry
    2 Wolfgang Hunger & Holger Jess
    3 Howie Hamlin & Jeff Nelson.

    Day 2 Report:
    Published on 01-02-2019 02:20 PM
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    Current Position

    Uku Randmaa Golden Globe Race 2018 may NOT be fast enough! The forecast for 3rd January suggests he may meet the storm around ...
    Published on 01-02-2019 10:07 AM
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    Lost vessel found off Kangaroo Island identified as US sailor Abby Sunderland's Wild Eyes

    A Report by ABC in Australia www.abc.net.au Reveals the vessel Wild Eyes is still floating, 8 years hence:

    A vessel found off the coast of Kangaroo Island on New Year's Eve has been identified ...
    Published on 01-02-2019 09:19 AM
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    The Marin I.J. Reports

    A Richardson Bay boater died Monday after falling into the water off the Sausalito shoreline, a fire official said.

    The Southern Marin Fire Protection District responded ...
    Published on 12-31-2018 01:48 PM
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    Due to a structural malfunctioning of the cleanup system, today we made the decision to return to port earlier than planned. We will set sail as soon as an appropriate weather window is available.

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