• Sailing: Mulloy still on course to realise her ultimate ambition
    Her twin high points of the 2018 season were starting the first leg of the French series and then completing the gruelling series of four stages comprising 1,600 nautical miles. Like Meath sailor Tom Dolan on his own boat, Mulloy competed in the Rookie division that has been a rite of passage for dozens of high-profile professional ocean sailors for the past four decades.
  • Jackson leads female team for Sydney Hobart Race
    In a bid to encourage stronger female representation in Australian sailing and to promote ocean health and sustainability, an all-female professional crew will compete in the 2018 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race to lift the Tattersall Cup in Hobart. The 13-strong crew, led by Skipper Stacey Jacksonn will race under the team name of ‘Ocean Respect Racing’, in partnership with 11th Hour Racing, an international organisation that promotes sustainability through sport.
  • ‘We’re a racing product’: Sir Russell Coutts on SailGP, the Formula One of sailing
    SailGP is the all-new, hi-tech sailing series spearheaded by billionaire Oracle founder Larry Ellison and Sir Russell Coutts, the most successful helmsman in America’s Cup history. Ahead of the inaugural season in 2019, SportsPro sat down with Coutts at last month’s Sportel convention in Monaco to find out how this startup property plans to revolutionise the sport of sailing.
  • Line-up for Star Sailors League Finals
    Last year’s one-second victory by International Moth World Champion Paul Goodison (GBR) in the winner-takes-all final race showed that a wildcard invitee can prevail over the Star boat veterans. This will bring great hope to the Laser sailors (Goodison was the 2008 Laser Olympic Champion) such as Pavlos Kontides from Cyprus, the London 2012 Olympic silver medallist, the 2017 and 2018 World Champion and this year’s Rolex World Sailor of the Year.
  • Australian Finn fleet looking forward to bumper 2019 Nationals
    Sail World2018-11-21
    The Ronstan 2019 International Finn Australian Championship will take place at Black Rock Yacht Club, on Port Phillip, from 7-12 January. It will mark the beginning of a busy year for the Australian class with a large fleet expected to take part, as the sailors look forward to the 2019 Finn Gold Cup at the Royal Brighton YC in December next year. The 2019 nationals will be a key qualifier for that event.
  • College Rankings Presented by Gill, November 20, 2018
    Sailing World2018-11-21
    Yale and Brown Close the Fall on Top. The results of Sailing World's Coaches poll No. 4 issued November 20, 2018
  • Route Du Rhum: Bittersweet Victory for IMOCA 60’s Paul Meilhat
    Sailing World2018-11-20
    British yachtsman Alex Thomson stood on board his damaged yacht, Hugo Boss, moored to the quayside in Guadeloupe over the weekend and told the assembled media that he did not deserve to win the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe.
  • Wild times in the 2018 Route du Rhum for IMOCA 60 and Multi50 classes
    Sail World2018-11-20
    It's been a wild week of ocean racing in the once-per-quadrennial Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe, which is taking singlehanded sailors on a 3,542-nautical-mile course from St. Malo, France, to the finishing line off of Guadeloupe's Pointe-à-Pitre. While the massive Ultime trimarans finished their North Atlantic speed runs last week, this week the focus has been on the IMOCA 60 monohulls and the Multi50 class, both of which have now posted their winners, as well as some serious high-seas drama.
  • Meilhat crowned Route du Rhum IMOCA winner
    World Sailing2018-11-19
    French solo skipper Paul Meilhat at the helm of SMA was crowned the unexpected winner of the IMOCA class in the 2018 Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe solo transatlantic race from Saint Malo in Brittany to Pointe-à-Pitre in Guadeloupe.
  • Zero to hero RC44 claims Cascais and Championship
    World Sailing2018-11-19
    Giant waves kicked up by an Atlantic gale oddly combined with no wind in the vicinity of Cascais resulted in racing being cancelled on the final day of the RC44 Cascais Cup.
  • Armel Tripon wins Multi50 class and is third overall
    World Sailing2018-11-16
    Blessed with bright Caribbean sunshine and a 20-knot trade wind for the final passage around the island of Basse Terre, French solo skipper Armel Tripon has won the Multi50 class in the 2018 Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe.
  • Transatlantic Triumph for Joyon
    Sailing World2018-11-13
    In the closest finish since it was first staged in 1978, the French ocean racing veteran Francis Joyon won the 40th anniversary Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe solo transatlantic race from Saint Malo to Pointe-À-Pitre.
  • Winter sailing
    Sail Magazine2018-11-11
    For diehard sailors, the decision on where to store a boat for the winter might be more about whether you should store it at all. Sailing in the off season is possible and even enjoyable in many wintery climates. On a sunny, winter day, with light wind and sparkling waves, warmly dressed sailors can enjoy a fabulous sail that might help take the edge off a long winter.
  • 7 Tips For The Beginning Sailor
    There are the obvious things you need when you go sailing, sunscreen, a hat, a windbreaker, non-skid shoes, and wind. However, what do you really need to be ready to head out on the water?
  • Southern Cross 28
    Sail Magazine2018-10-01
    If there was ever a question about whether the Southern Cross 28 is bluewater capable, Donna Lange’s two solo circumnavigations aboard the compact cutter surely answered it. Lange sailed her 1982 Inspired Insanity around the world for the first time starting in 2005, a journey that took 17 months. She did it again in 2015, when she experienced a knockdown and dismasting in 45-knot winds, forcing her to traverse the Panama Canal instead of rounding Cape Horn.
  • York sailor finishes junior sailing career with strong showing on Buzzards Bay
    Skipper Grace Gear of York and crew John Thomas O’Rourke of York and Potomac, Maryland, finished in a tie for fifth place in a fleet of 85 boats at the prestigious Beverly Junior Regatta held on Buzzard’s Bay Aug. 14 and 15.
  • Nations Cup Grand Final 2019 in the USA
    World Sailing’s Nations Cup Grand Final will bring together an elite field of international match race teams for the 9th edition to be held in 2019 from April 9 to 14 in San Francisco, CA. Ten Open and ten Women’s division skippers will be invited with the host nation, USA, entitled to one entry in both. As winners of the last Nations Cup Grand Final, Russia will be entitled to an automatic spot in the Open and USA in the Women’s.
  • My Turn: Life lessons learned sailing the open sea
    Daily Breeze2018-08-31
    It was more than 30 years ago when I signed up for a sailing class with Redondo Beach Parks and Recreation. They used small, two-person, eleven-foot Snarks. But I learned the basics of sailing- parts of the boat, nautical terms, points of the wind, the concept of burdened vessel, sailing techniques and etiquette. This served me well while beating and tacking in Redondo Harbor and going out to sea several times. I did well enough to be asked to teach.
  • Red tide cancels Sarasota Labor Day Regatta
    Organizers decided to cancel the 72nd Sarasota Labor Day Regatta because of the lingering effects of red tide. The event was first held in the 1940s, and is Florida’s and the Southeast’s oldest and largest regional regatta. The last time it was canceled was 1985 because of Hurricane Elena. Herald-Tribune staff photo / Thomas Bender
  • The Art of Getting Good Starts
    For me getting good starts is all about having a feel for the uniqueness of each situation, and this doesn’t come easy, it comes from hundreds of failed starts that we’re oh so close, till one day you feel it and rattle of a bunch of outstanding starts!