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World Sailing – Quo vadis World Sailing ?


What about the International Sailing Federation World Sailing? In a video conference with the Presidents of the Member National Authorities a few days ago, the World Sailing President Kim Andersen DEN pretended, that everything is under control! —– Really? An article in the Norwegian sailing magazine Seil Magasinet.net with statements by World Sailing Vice President Scott Perry is more critical of the situation. The Google translation from Norwegian to English.For many people concerned for sailing as well as insiders, World Sailing faces bankruptcy if there is no massive rudder correction. And not many trust todays President Kim Andersen. —– New elections are urgently needed, planned for the General Assembly in early November. Whether and to which date it should be postponed in the uncertain Coronavirus situation is currently being discussed. —– Must read comments in Sailing Illustrated with more links.

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Virtual Sailing – Melges World League Series – Results Day 3


Another five races were held at the Melges Virtual World League yesterday in Group A. The new leader is Giuseppe Capaldi ITA. Yasar Aribas TUR moved up on rank 2. Travis Greenberg USA is 26th among the 126 participants. —– The ranking list

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Olympic Games Tokyo JPN – the video


Although the Olympic Games have been postponed to 2021, we are already bringing the video … but from 1964. In the 2-hour film there is also a minute of sailing beginning after 1:39:00: Dragons, Starboats and 5.5m in action. Thevideo.

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Virtual Sailing – Melges World League Series – Results Day 2


Yesterday, the second Group of the virtual Melges World League Series was on the program. After five races, Erik Shampain USA, Lukas Mohr DEN and Michel Orlinski FRA shared the lead in the 87 participant fleet. —– The ranking list and the event facebook page.

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Corona University – the North Sails webinars continue today with the J/70


Daily webinars are scheduled this week again by North Sails, this evening with the second part of the J/70 tuning lesson, with top J/70 sailors among the experts. —– The program.

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Corona-cinema – the best drone takes from the Volvo Ocean Race


The best drone shots taken during the last Volvo Ocean Race have been compiled in a 10 minute video. Enjoy them here.

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Bol dOr 2019 – Swiss Press Award for Loris Von Siebenthal !


Loris von Siebenthal SUI, the Geneva photographer and sailor (among others in Matchrace Team Eric Monnin SUI) was awarded the Swiss Sports Press Award for his photos of the storm that mixed up the 600 boat fleet of the 2019 Bol dOr on Lake Geneva. —– The news.

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Planet Sail – a new Video Magazine


Up-to-now, Matthew Sheahan GBR was responsible for the monthly video magazine World Sailing Show, a compilation of content available from organizers and various other sources published by World Sailing. With Planet Sail, he has now launched his own Video Magazine. Here the inaugural edition (27 min).

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Intensive 2020 Hurricane Season on the Atlantic Ocean


Nature will be hitting back also with an above-average number of Hurricanes in 2020, the season to begin in early June. The respective forecast for the Atlantic Ocean has just been published. Because of the higher water temperatures around the Equator, 14-18 storms must be expected, 2-4 of them in the highest category. —– The news with a video.

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Whitbread Round the World Race 1977/78 – the official video


15 teams participated in the second Whitbread Round the World Race 77/78 and all finished the race. Flyer of Cornelius Van Rietschoten NED was the winner. —– The official video (39 min).

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