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British Youth Sailing Team – Sailing from home

The British Youth Team is launching a series of training films in cooperation with the National Squad to prepare for the regatta season from home. The first episode features the 470 Olympic medalists Luke Patience/Chris Grube GBR and windsurfer Saskia Sills. The first episode today at 12 CET (11 GMT) on the Youtube channel of the British Sailing Teams. The news....

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IMOCA Open 60, VOR65 – The Ocean Race 2021/22

In an interview with the Race Director Richard Mason by Richard Gladwell, editor Sail-World, details on the Ocean Race organization are being revealed. Two weeks ago, the route with the planned ports of call was presented, the groundwork for the detailed event planning and site setup in the coming 18 months before the start. Here comes part 1 of a 5-part-series....

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Corona News – the current status of Offshore events, an interview

France is undoubtedly the heart of offshore sail racing, an attractive playing field for a large community of professional and amateur sailors. Well run and initiative Class Organisations (Figaro, IMOCA, 650Mini, etc) ensure potential major sponsors that their investments are paying and sustainable. On top of this - and key - are race organisers such as OC Sport Pen Duick, launched in 1998 by Ellen MacArthur and Mark Turner for Ellens Offshore Challenges. ------ Hervé Favre SUI, President and Offshore Sailing Events Director, gives an overview of major offshore events in the present Corona crisis situation. An interview published on the Tip and Shaft website....

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Corona News – over 800 yachts blocked in the Caribbeans

The Caribbeans offer Europeans and North Americans the best sailing conditions every winter. Now would be the time for the return trip, since the hurricane season will begin there in June. Due to the Corona-restrictions, the recruiting of crews has become difficult, and the usually planned stopovers on the Bermudas and the Azores cannot be carried out either. Those affected try now to organize themselves and start the return journey in larger fleets for safety reasons. An article in the German FAZ newspaper (translate with Google)....

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Olympic Games 2021 – Tokyo JPN – a financial impact not only for the Organisers and the IOC but also Sports Federations

The postponement of the Olympic Games is very expensive for the Organizing Authorities, and as a consequence also for the IOC. Missing or delayed sponsor money will have a major impact on the revenue streams of the IOC and with it also the quadrennial payments to the International Sports Federations, the major income for small Federations to run their operations. Extremely affected is the financially mismanaged World Sailing that spent the 2016 money by the end of last year already. The situation will be tight. A must-read comment by Sailing Illustrated....

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IMOCA Open 60 – Vendée Globe 2010/21 – still heading for a start in November

Despite limited training opportunities, preparations for the Vendée Globe (Start November 2020) are ongoing. It is still open whether the two transatlantic regattas this summer - The Transat CIC and New York-Les Sables dOlonne - really take place. These are the last qualification regattas for the 30 starting positions, 35 participants have registered. Or 34 now, after Giancarlo Pedote ITA had to announce his retirement from the race after the withdrawal of his sponsor - the news (ita.). ----- In a 5-part video series Alex Thomson GBR, one of the favorites for the race, grants one a look behind the scenes of his team....

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Olympic Classes – World Ranking Lists – 23. März 2020 – with the top ranked North Americans

Yesterday, World Sailing published the updated Olympic Classes World Rankings after the various World Championships down under. In four classes, new names are on top of the classifications. ----- With their top performance at the Worlds, Benjamin Bildstein/David Hussl AUT have taken the lead in the 49ers. Andrew Mollerus/Ian MacDiarmid USA are 20th.----- In the 49ersFX, Annemiek Bekkering/Annette Duetz NED are new on rank 1. Stephanie Roble/Maggie Shea USA are excellent 4th. Paris Henken/Anna Tobias USA follow on 12th. ----- The top position in the RS:X women windsurfers changed as the leading Yunxiu Lu CHN could not start at the Worlds due to the Coronavirus. The new number one is Katy Spychakov ISR. ----- Leader change in the RS:X men with Louis Giard FRA now on first. Pedro Pascual USA is 9th, his best-ever ranking. ----- Pavlos Kontides CYP moved on top of the Lasers Standard. Charlie Buckingham USA is 24th. ----- In the Lasers Radial, Anne-Marie Rindom DEN defended rank 1. Erika Reinecke USA follows as 8th. ----- Mathew Belcher/William Ryan AUS remain first in the 470 men. Stuart McNay/Dave Hughes USA are 11th. ----- Camille Lecointre/Aloise Retornaz FRA stay in the first place in the 470 women. ----- The new Nacra17 leaders are John Gimson/Anna Burdet GBR. Riley Gibbs/Anna Weis USA are 14th. ----- Nicholas Heiner NED remains first in the Finns. Caleb Paine 8th, Tom Ramshaw CAN 13th and Luke Muller USA 16th are in the top-20 as well. ----- All ranking lists....

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Corona News – the current status of events

We report daily about the cancellations of international and national regattas. There is a total break until at least the end of April. World Sailing published a provisional calendar yesterday. The next big event that has not (yet) been cancelled or postponed is the 470 European Championships in Hyères. The news....

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Corona News – sailing entertainment at home

A few days ago, we promised to put together an entertainment program with sailing (or sea) films during the Corona crisis, an obvious intention that other sailing portals also have been taking up. ----- World Sailing has asked the sailing community to send in the best sailing and regatta films. It will be interesting to see which unknown or forgotten pearls will appear. ----- The news portal Sailingscuttlebutt has already published a list with links to well-known cinema films like Moby Dick, The Boat or Waterworld, as well as documentary films. Certainly interesting will be the portrait of the first one-hand circumnavigator Joshua Slocum CAN (1892-95) or the rounding of Cape Horn in a storm on a 3 master (1929). ----- A good program for the next two weeks !...

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