Sunday live beginning at 4.30am CET: 18 Footer - Club Championship 2021 - Sydney AUS - Race 15
 
LIVE today beginning at 7h CET: IMOCA Open 60 - Vendée Globe - Les Sables d'Olonne FRA - Finish of Alexa Barrier FRA
Sunday live beginning at 4.30am CET: 18 Footer - Club Championship 2021 - Sydney AUS - Race 15
LIVE today beginning at 7h CET: IMOCA Open 60 - Vendée Globe - Les Sables d'Olonne FRA - Finish of Alexa Barrier FRA

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Top News – Sunday, February 28, 2021
Sunday, February 28, 2021   (Image © Studio Borlenghi)

America's Cup - Auckland NZL - First races postponed for Corona reasons !

 America's Cup - Auckland NZL - First races postponed for Corona reasons ! The first races of the America's Cup scheduled for next weekend have had to be postponed due to New Zealand's new Covid restrictions. A single new case of Covid has prompted the government to impose another lockdown, for a whole week. The earliest new date for the start of the America's Cup is 10 March. The report.
Sunday, February 28, 2021   (Image © Yvan Zedda)

IMOCA Open 60 - Vendée Globe - Les Sables d'Olonne - Day 113 - Alexia Barrier FRA arrived

 IMOCA Open 60 - Vendée Globe - Les Sables d'Olonne - Day 113 - Alexia Barrier FRA arrived This morning at the editorial deadline (6h UTC), Alexa Barrier FRA (TSE-4myplanet) finished 24th in Les Sables d'Olonne. A fortnight ago, the Frenchwoman injured her back in a fall into the cockpit, so that she could hardly move. Easterly winds in the Bay of Biscay forced her to sail upwind the last two days, a painful affair. All 6 women have completed their circumnavigations. ----- Ari Huusela FIN (Stark) is now the last to remain at sea, with 950 miles to go. He is expected in Les Sables in a week's time. ----- The race tracker and the [www.vendeeglobe.org/en/news]reports[/URL].
Sunday, February 28, 2021   

18 Footer - Supercup-Series - Sydney AUS - Final results - Adam Beashel winner

 18 Footer - Supercup-Series - Sydney AUS - Final results - Adam Beashel winner On Friday, the 18 Footer Super Cup Series was sailed in Sydney, a VIP race held in 3 races. The boats were skippered by Australian sailing celebrities, and skiffs and crews were from the current 18-footer scene. Despite moderate winds, numerous capsizes of inexperienced teams occurred. ----- In the end, America's Cup veteran Adam Beashel AUS came out on top with three 2nd places, benefiting from the experienced 'Winning Group' crew of Seve Jarvin AUS and Sam Newton AUS, both multiple JJ Giltian Trophy winners. The report and the video replay of the Live transmisson.. ----- This morning UTC, the 15th race of the Club Championship was sailed in Sydney in light winds - see live broadcast on www.sailing-news.us ----- In one week the JJ Giltinan Trophy, the unofficial world championship of the 18-footer class, will start.
Sunday, February 28, 2021   

J/24 - 2021 Midwinter Championship - Miami FL - Day 2 - John Mollicone replaced Carter White on top

 J/24 - 2021 Midwinter Championship - Miami FL - Day 2 - John Mollicone replaced Carter White on top Four more races were completed yesterday, bringing the total to eight (now including a discard). ----- Discarding a 9th from Friday, John Mollicone, Cranston, RI, USA, and his team now count only top-three finishes for 17 net points and replaced Carter White, Fishers, IN, USA, and his team on top, 6 points behind. On rank 3 follows Travis Odenbach, Pittsford, NY, USA, another 7 points back. The Puerto Rican Gilberto Rivera, San Juan, PUR, rocked the day with three bullets and moved up on 4th tied with rank 3. ----- Twenty-nine teams again enjoyed ideal conditions on Biscayne Bay for the J/24 Midwinter Championship in Miami, FL. with a breeze between 10-15 knots, blue skies and above-average temperatures. Two more races have been scheduled for Sunday. ----- The results and the J/24 Facebook page with a report and pictures.
 
Top News – Saturday, February 27, 2021
Saturday, February 27, 2021   

IMOCA Open 60 - Vendée Globe - Les Sables d'Olonne - Day 112 - big reception for Samantha Davies, Alexa Barrier to follow next

 IMOCA Open 60 - Vendée Globe - Les Sables d'Olonne - Day 112 - big reception for Samantha Davies, Alexa Barrier  to follow next Big reception for Samantha Davies GBR yesterday in Les Sables d'Olonne. In sunshine, the Englishwoman arrived at the finish of her third round-the-world race - the reports. ----- Tomorrow Sunday, Alexa Barrier FRA (MSE 4myplanet) will be next. She was 172 miles short this morning. ----- The race-tracker.
Saturday, February 27, 2021   

J/24 - 2021 Midwinter Championship - Miami FL - Day 1 - Carter White on Wind Monkey first leader

 J/24 - 2021 Midwinter Championship - Miami FL - Day 1 - Carter White on Wind Monkey first leader Marcus Rogers/Carter White, Fishers, IN, USA, and their team have taken the lead with two bullets 8 points in front of John Mollicone, Cranston, RI, USA, and his team. In 3rd place follows the team of Robby Brown, Saint Petersburg, FL, USA, 20 points behind the leader. Ranks 3 to 10 are separated by 8 points only. ----- 29 boats kicked off the 2021 J/24 Midwinter Championship with four races completed in 8-10 knots, sunny skies and 80 degree temperatures on Biscayne Bay. Ten races are scheduled until Sunday. ----- The results and the J/24 Facebook page with a report and pictures.
 
Top News – Friday, February 26, 2021
Friday, February 26, 2021   

IMOCA Open 60 - Vendée Globe - Les Sables d'Olonne - Day 111 - Samantha Davies to arrive today

 IMOCA Open 60 - Vendée Globe - Les Sables d'Olonne - Day 111 - Samantha Davies to arrive today This morning UTC, Samantha Davies GBR (Initiatives Coeur) will finish her circumnavigation. Due to a collision with a UFO, she had to abandon the race at the Cape of Good Hope. After two weeks of repair work, the Englishwoman resumed her circumnavigation, not least to help the children's medical charity "Initiatives Coeur" raise more funds. To date, her race has made it possible for 84 Third World children to receive life-saving heart surgery - donations are still possible. Yesterday, before approaching the finish line, the Englishwoman sailed an additional heart-shaped loop. Here is a first interview and the report. Her entry into Les Sables d'Olonne harbor will be broadcast live from 12h UTC today. ----- Alexa Barrier FRA (TSE-4myplanet) passed Cape Finisterre tonight, with 300 miles to go to the finish line, which she will reach on Saturday in 24th position. ----- Last to follow is Ari Huusela FIN (Stark), who is expected in Les Sables d'Olonne in about a week. ----- The race tracker and all reports.
Friday, February 26, 2021   

18 Footer - Supercup-Series - Sydney AUS - an exhibition event with celebrities

 18 Footer - Supercup-Series - Sydney AUS - an exhibition event with celebrities This morning UTC, the Supercup Series will be sailed in Sydney, an exhibition event consisting of 3 races with Australian sailing celebrities at the helm, among others, former 505 and 49er world champion Chris Nicholson AUS, America's Cup competitor Adam Beashel AUS, Adrienne Calahan AUS, 2004 round the world record holder as well as numerous former JJ Giltinan Trophy winners, including the only European winner of this 18-footer world championship Tim Robinson GBR (1999). ----- The report and the live broadcast.
 
Top News – Thursday, February 25, 2021
Thursday, February 25, 2021   

IMOCA Open 60 - Vendée Globe - Les Sables d'Olonne - Day 110 - arrival of Isabelle Joschke

 IMOCA Open 60 - Vendée Globe - Les Sables d'Olonne - Day 110 - arrival of Isabelle Joschke Yesterday morning UTC, Isabelle Joschke FRA/GER[B][/B] was welcomed in Les Sables d'Olonne by a big crowd. After her repair stop in San Salvador, she was no longer officially in the race, but the fact that she nevertheless brought her Open 60 back to the finish filled her with great satisfaction. At the press conference, she gave information about her race. The biggest stress factor was that the sister ship of her MASCF, Kevin Escoffier's PRB, had broken apart, which led to permanent tension in the rough seas - the report. ----- Today, Samantha Davis GBR (Initiatives Coeur) will arrive in Les Sables, followed on Saturday by Alexa Barrier GBR (TME-4myplanet), who still has 500 miles to go. ----- The backmarker Ari Huusela FIN (Stark) is 1600 miles from the finish south of the Azores, enduring stormy days without sleep - the report. ----- The race tracker and the reports.
 
Top News – Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Wednesday, February 24, 2021   

IMOCA Open 60 - Vendée Globe - Les Sables d'Olonne - Day 109 - Arrival of Isabelle Joschke

 IMOCA Open 60 - Vendée Globe - Les Sables d'Olonne - Day 109 - Arrival of Isabelle Joschke Isabelle Joschke FRA/GER (MASCF) will arrive in Les Sables d'Olonne this morning UTC. Although she had to retire from the race on the South Atlantic with the swing keel damaged beyond repair, she still delivered a great race at her Vendée Globe premiere - the report. ----- Next regular finish will be Alexa Barrier FRA (TSE-4myplanet) in 24th place, 750 miles from the arrival this morning UTC. ----- The race tracker and all reports.
 
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