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Sonar favourites tag thrown out the window

Sonar favourites tag thrown out the window
There are usually favourites in any competition, but at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games the Three Person Keelboat (Sonar) class could be the exception to the rule.   In the Rio 2016 quadrennial there has been no one team taking hold of the fleet and winning on a consistent basis. Even the sailors themselves...
September 10th, 2016 | Sailing, Sports | Read More

The Usual Suspects line up for 2.4 Norlin OD glory

The Usual Suspects line up for 2.4 Norlin OD glory
The One Person Keelboat (2.4 Norlin OD) always offers up a host of challengers for the overall title for every regatta, and the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games is no different. If you move around the boat park at the Marina da Gloria it will not be long before you bump in to a 2.4 Norlin OD Paralympic medallist,...
September 9th, 2016 | Associations, Sailing, Sports | Read More

Late Polish surge upsets the order of the SKUD18

Late Polish surge upsets the order of the SKUD18
POL SKUD18 If the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games had come just a few months earlier you could have been forgiven for narrowing the Two-Person Keelboat (SKUD18) fleet down to a two horse race. Australia and Great Britain have dominated the world championships as far back as 2008, but in May this year the streak...
September 8th, 2016 | Sailing, Sports | Read More

The biggest cruise sailing ship “Club Med 2” at Chios port

The biggest cruise sailing ship “Club Med 2” at Chios port
The “Club Med 2” entering the Port of Chios Here we go again with yet another excellent video by Konstantinos Milt. Anagnostou. This time our viewers world-wide can enjoy Maritime Tourism at its best! The Club Med 2 visit in the Port of Chios yesterday attracted hundreds of faithful on...
September 7th, 2016 | Clubs, Cruise Industry, Film Industry, Holidays, Maritime Tourism, Ports & Terminals, Sailing, Tourism | Read More

World Sailing and Rolex open World Sailor of the Year Nominations for 2016

World Sailing and Rolex open World Sailor of the Year Nominations for 2016
World Sailing and Rolex are inviting nominations for the Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards 2016. The Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards is the most prestigious award of recognition in the dynamic sport of sailing. Since the awards inception in 1994, the trophy has proudly accumulated the names...
September 5th, 2016 | Associations, Charity, Clubs, Sailing, Sports | Read More

Medal-winning sailors confirmed to appear at the Southampton Boat Show

Medal-winning sailors confirmed to appear at the Southampton Boat Show
Copyright © Richard Langdon & British Sailing Team Hot on the heels of last month’s announcement that the British Sailing team will be appearing at the forthcoming Southampton Boat Show, Show organisers are delighted to confirm which sailors will be helping to open the Show on Friday 16 September...
September 5th, 2016 | Associations, Awards, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Sailing, Sports | Read More

Michelle Keegan to star at 48th Southampton Boat Show 2016

Michelle Keegan to star at 48th Southampton Boat Show 2016
Michelle Keegan Award winning actress, Michelle Keegan, is set to appear a Friday 16 September at 11am. An enthusiast of being out on the water, Michelle will help kick off 10 days of fun and attractiot this year’s Southampton Boat Show onns at one of the world’s leading boat shows. Incorporating...
August 19th, 2016 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Marinas, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Brazil clinches 49erFX gold by just two seconds

Brazil clinches 49erFX gold by just two seconds
The Olympic Sailing Competition rose to a dramatic crescendo, with the home nation winning a gold medal in the Women’s Skiff by the most ridiculously small margin, just two seconds. Silver would have been great, but gold for Brazil has set off a party that will last for days. In the Men’s...
August 19th, 2016 | Associations, Sailing, Sports | Read More

470s sweat it out on windless Guanabara Bay

470s sweat it out on windless Guanabara Bay
After all the thrills of the previous day, perhaps it was inevitable the Olympic sailing competition would be a bit of a comedown today. Unfortunately, the wind failed to materialise and the 470 Men and Women will have to hold off another 24 hours. Which will set up another bumper day of Medal Races,...
August 17th, 2016 | Associations, Sailing, Sports | Read More

British Sailing Team to inspire with appearances at forthcoming Southampton Boat Show

British Sailing Team to inspire with appearances at forthcoming Southampton Boat Show
Giles Scott, Finn. Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Regatta, 8-18 August 2016. Copyright © Richard Langdon & British Sailing Team Giles Scott added to Great Britain’s medal tally yesterday (Tuesday 16 September) with a stunning victory in the Men’s One Person Dinghy (Heavyweight) Finn class at the...
August 17th, 2016 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Consumers Market, Exhibitions, Marinas, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Golds secured early by British 470 Women and Kiwi 49er Men

Golds secured early by British 470 Women and Kiwi 49er Men
There has been plenty of drama going on across Guanabara Bay besides the four Medal Races at Rio 2016’s Olympic sailing competition. Two gold medals have been decided with a day to spare and the 49erFX Medal Race is set to be a humdinger. Men’s Skiff – 49er Peter Burling and Blair Tuke...
August 17th, 2016 | Sailing, Sports | Read More

Emotional Nacra gold for Argentina, first ever sailing medal for Croatia

Emotional Nacra gold for Argentina, first ever sailing medal for Croatia
After a shaky weather forecast and a fear of lack of wind, the Pão de Açucar (Sugarloaf Mountain) course delivered some excellent conditions for four nail-biting Medal Races. The oldest man in the competition, recently recovered from cancer, won a gold medal. Croatia won its first ever Olympic medal...
August 16th, 2016 | Associations, Sailing, Sports | Read More

Four Medal Races set for Sugarloaf + How to follow race day #9

Four Medal Races set for Sugarloaf + How to follow race day #9
Find out what’s on the agenda at the Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition today and find out further information on how to follow the racing, watch the tracking, download imagery and follow World Sailing on social media. It’s another warm day with 26 degrees Celsius set for race time. With...
August 16th, 2016 | Associations, Sailing, Sports | Read More

Too little wind, then a demolition derby to round off the day

Too little wind, then a demolition derby to round off the day
It was the most frustrating day so far of the Olympic sailing competition with the wind refusing to play fair on Guanabara Bay. After sitting around for most of the day in next to no wind, the ten finalists for the Women’s Laser Radial Medal Race were released from the shore just before 16:00 local...
August 15th, 2016 | Associations, Sailing, Sports | Read More

Great Scott secures gold for Great Britain

Great Scott secures gold for Great Britain
As the RS:X fleets did battle in their Medal Races, the Finns, 470s, and Nacra 17 fleets continued their racing across Rio de Janeiro. Giles Scott (GBR) has won gold in the Finn with a race to spare. The reigning Olympic Champions in the Men’s and Women’s 470s are struggling to defend their...
August 14th, 2016 | News, Sailing, Sports | Read More

Seven-way fight for gold in RS:X Women + How to follow race day #7

Seven-way fight for gold in RS:X Women + How to follow race day #7
Find out what’s on the agenda at the Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition today and find out further information on how to follow the racing, watch the tracking, download imagery and follow World Sailing on social media. The sun is shining and the weather is going to be a little warmer than recent...
August 14th, 2016 | Sailing, Sports | Read More

Stipanovic secures first ever sailing medal for Croatia

Stipanovic secures first ever sailing medal for Croatia
A host of Olympic medals have been secured on day six of the Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition giving Croatia their first ever sailing medal. Tonci Stipanovic is assured of at least a silver medal in the Men’s One Person Dinghy (Laser), with a strong chance of gold. Australia is certain of a medal...
August 13th, 2016 | Sailing, Sports | Read More

Scheidt in a position to attack for the lead + How to follow race day #6

Scheidt in a position to attack for the lead + How to follow race day #6
Find out what’s on the agenda at the Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition today and find out further information on how to follow the racing, watch the tracking, download imagery and follow World Sailing on social media. After seeing the Men’s Windsurfer gold and silver medals wrapped up...
August 13th, 2016 | Associations, Sailing, Sports | Read More

World Sailing love wearing Zhik at Rio 2016

World Sailing love wearing Zhik at Rio 2016
Rio 2016 has thrown all kinds of weather at the Olympic sailing competition, from hot and humid days to chilly and rainy ones. So the people working at World Sailing have been grateful for the technical apparel supplied by clothing partner Zhik. World Sailing CEO, Andy Hunt said, “The weather really...
August 13th, 2016 | Associations, Fashion, Sailing, Sports | Read More

Swiss win opening day in the Nacra 17

Swiss win opening day in the Nacra 17
It was a game of two halves on day three of the Olympic Sailing Competition, with the inshore courses forcing the sailors to make the best of a light-wind lottery. Out to sea it couldn’t have been more different, with the Niterói and Copacabana courses offering up high winds and mountainous waves....
August 11th, 2016 | Sailing, Sports | Read More

Big Breeze for the Mixed Multihull debut + How to follow race day #3

Big Breeze for the Mixed Multihull debut + How to follow race day #3
Find out what’s on the agenda at the Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition today and find out further information on how to follow the racing, watch the tracking, download imagery and follow World Sailing on social media. Big breeze up to 20 knots is set to greet the Olympic debut of the Mixed Multihulls...
August 10th, 2016 | Sailing, Sports | Read More

Zbogar makes sense of Sugarloaf lottery

Zbogar makes sense of Sugarloaf lottery
Day two of the Olympic Sailing Competition produced lighter winds more expected at this time of year in Rio, and the south-easterly breezes were mostly around five to seven knots with only occasional moments in double figures. This made for a challenging opening day for the Finn sailors competing in...
August 10th, 2016 | News, Sailing, Sports | Read More

Finns ready for the fight + How to follow race day #2

Finns ready for the fight + How to follow race day #2
Wind out what’s on the agenda at the Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition today and find out further information on how to follow the racing, watch the tracking, download imagery and following World Sailing on social media. Today’s winds are set to be a little lighter than day one, with a...
August 9th, 2016 | Events, News, Sailing, Sports | Read More

World Sailing Is Ready For Rio 2016 – By Carlo Croce, President, and Andy Hunt, CEO

World Sailing Is Ready For Rio 2016 – By Carlo Croce, President, and Andy Hunt, CEO
Carlo Croce Years of planning, preparation and, at times, improvisation will culminate on Monday with the beginning of the sailing competition at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Sailing enjoys a prominent place in Brazil’s Olympic history, as the country has won more gold medals in sailing – six...
August 7th, 2016 | Sailing, Sports | Read More

Too close to call for Olympic debutants

Too close to call for Olympic debutants
Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze The Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition will welcome the new, fast and intense 49erFX and over the Rio 2016 cycle, the Women’s Skiff has not failed to disappoint. By Richard Aspland – World Sailing In its first Olympic outing, the 49erFX looks set to be one...
August 6th, 2016 | Associations, Sailing, Sports | Read More