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Garda Trentino Olympic Week 2016

2016 Garda Trentino Olympic Week - Komissarov wins on Laser Standard

Garda Trentino Olympic Week wound up today after a week of very unsettled weather which limited the number of races compared to the usual record on Northern Lake Garda. Only the Laser Standard was able to have its Medal Race, while the other classes weren’t able to have any races due to lack of wind. Russian Sergei Komissarov won the medal ...

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MC38 Autumn Regatta 2016

2016 MC38 Autumn Regatta - Ginger ninjas lead MC38 fleet

MC38 Autumn Regatta 2016 – Three races into the MC38 Autumn Series and Leslie Green’s reigning Australian champion Ginger leads Howard Spencer’s defending Season champion Menace, sailing for New Zealand. Another Sydney humdinger produced dazzling sunshine, a top temperature of 27 degrees, flat seas and light winds starting in the west then dialling to the south and finally settling into ...

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World Match Racing Tour 2016

2016 World Match Racing Tour - Bjorn came back

World Match Racing Tour 2016 – Where to start on a day at World Match Racing Tour Copenhagen that brought so many surprises and upsets? On a sensational day’s racing to whittle the Super Sixteen teams down to the final eight for the Quarter Finals, the biggest surprise came at the end of the day when Bjorn Hansen (SWE), Nautiska ...

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Golden Spinnaker Gala 2016

Fundraising Gala for Rio Games 2016

Fundraising Gala for Rio Games 2016 On Wednesday, May 4, the Sailing Foundation of New York (SFNY) will hold its biennial Golden Spinnaker Gala at the New York Yacht Club in Manhattan, benefiting the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Sailing Team athletes representing the United States at the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games this summer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. All ...

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Ten Tips For Getting Started in Racing

Ten Tips For Getting Started in Racing

So you want to see more boats on the race course this season? You wonder why the marina is full but the start line is empty? Maybe its the barriers you can’t see that is keeping others off the race course. SAIL’s David Schmidt offers these tips for the uninitiated… For years, you’ve watched race boats strut around the buoys, ...

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PredictWind Offshore App integrated with Redport Optimizer and XGate

PredictWind Offshore App integrated with Redport Optimizer and XGate

PredictWind’s OffShore App now makes a direct connection with the Redport Optimizer and XGate, allowing users to seamlessly download and view marine weather forecasts over narrow bandwidth satellite connections. PredictWind, the world leader in weather forecasting, has just released the latest version of their Award winning Offshore app, which now allows a direct connection with the Redport Optimizer and XGate ...

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Brest International Maritime Festival

Brest International Maritime Festival

Brest’s International Maritime Festival will be held from 13 to 19 July 2016. The edition’s highlights will be the presence of L’HERMIONE, a replica of La Fayette’s historical flagship and the presentation by the French Navy, for the first time ever, of the MONGE, an impressive test and measurement vessel. As always, the festival will also bring together sailing ships, ...

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US Sailing Launches Online Training

US Sailing Launches Online Training Platform

US Sailing has launched Basic Keelboat Online, a web-based supplement to the Basic Keelboat course and the organization’s newest online training platform. Developed in partnership with Fresh Air Educators, a leading online education provider, the online course is designed to prepare aspiring sailors for on-the-water instruction in the Basic Keelboat course while allowing US Sailing instructors to ensure a consistent ...

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Crew Weight and Classification

Crew Weight and Classification

The 2016 edition of the Offshore Racing Rule (ORR) rating system has been released, which includes guidance on crew weight and classification… 4.02 Crew Weight Limit. The owner shall be responsible for insuring that the weight of the crew, weighed in light street clothes, on board the yacht for any race does not exceed the Maximum Crew Weight printed on ...

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Keeping Keels Attached in the Future

Keeping Keels Attached in the Future

Stan Honey, chairman of the Oceanic and Offshore Committee at World Sailing, is excited. Too many boats are losing their keels, and he is eager to share some of the progress being made to reverse this trend. Scuttlebutt editor Craig Leweck met with Stan for an update, with additional comments added by Dr. Jason Smithwick, Head of Technical & Offshore ...

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