In 1969, Robin Knox-Johnson GBR won 'The Golden Globe', the first solo non-stop round-the-world race, when the leading Bernard Montessier FRA for unknown reasons decided to turn shortly before the finish line to attempt another round. Knox-Johnson is still a most respected person in the British sail racing scene today. A 57-minute video portrait.
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Books & Publications – Monday, May 18, 2020
Books & Publications – Monday, May 11, 2020
The third episode of the arguably best edited and commented video magazines - OnCourse of Planet Sail - features among others takes about the 5o5 World Championship in Australia and the America's Cup. ----- The video.
Books & Publications – Saturday, April 4, 2020
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 d'Or on Lake Geneva. ----- The news.
Books & Publications – Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Books & Publications – Saturday, November 24, 2018
The latest edition of CNN Mainsail covers exclusively th Middlesea Race of Malta held in October. As always, the two-time Olympic Champion Shirley Robertson GBR moderates the magazine.
Here the video take.
Here the video take.
Books & Publications – Thursday, September 27, 2018
In the latest edition of the CNN-Sailing-Video-Magazine 'Mainsail', the five-time Olympic Medalist Ainslie GBR speaks about his way to success, interviewed by Shirley Robertson GBR (2x Olympic Champion). The 22-minute video is dedicated to the Olympic Classes World Championship in Aarhus (August 2018), with Ainslie GBR starting after 16:50.
Books & Publications – Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Books & Publications – Saturday, December 22, 2012
As usual the Racing Rules of Sailing are reviewed every four years after the Olympic Regatta and amended based of the submissions received by ISAF and approved by Council on the recommendations of the Racing Rules Committee. The English version of the RRS can be downloaded already. Visit the US Sailing Store for the US editions and explanations by Dave Perry. The changes are minor and deal with items such as crossing the finish line or mark rounding. 'Rules in Practice' by Bryan Willis explains the new rules.
Books & Publications – Friday, October 12, 2012
Over the next weekend, the Sport Film Festival will take place in Monaco. Among the invited productions is the 14-minutes' film about the round-the-world-record of the maxi-trimarans 'Banque Populaire V'.
Books & Publications – Tuesday, October 12, 2010
The Velux 5 Oceans might only have five boats ready for next week's start (and hoping for a sixth to finish repairs in time), but so far more than 10,000 armchair skippers have signed up with Virtual Regatta for the virtual race. The possibility of winning cash prizes that total more than 10,000 Euros or nearly $14,000 surely helps. If you love sailing on your computer and want to compete against of thousands of other virtual skippers, this might be your ticket for the next few months. Fair warning: We have seen some pretty dedicated folks in other Virtual Regatta games, who have had multiple players on their team to man their vessel around the clock, so be prepared to put in some long hours if you want to be competitive. Sign up and get the briefing for the controls of boat and sails.
Books & Publications – Tuesday, September 28, 2010
The Volvo Ocean Race Game attracted 220,000 players during the 2008-2009 race and will be back next time in an expanded version with improved technical and tactical elements and an in-port race feature. The new version also is expected to include advanced weather and routing options and integrated social media, i.e. Twitter. The game will also be playable on social networks and smart phones. The overall winner of the race game last time around was Dutch player Powerof7, whose hard work won him a Volvo C30. The report and a place to sign up for the newsletter.
Books & Publications – Thursday, August 19, 2010
Three days into the championship with six races counting and one discard, two US boats are on top of the interim standings at the J/24 Worlds in Malmö SWE. Tim Healey USA (10 pts.) who got a nice redress for a wrongfully assessed a BFD in Race 4 on Tuesday (a bullet, no less) added another 1-2 to his impressive score to extend the overall lead with Tony Parker USA (21) and Andrea Casale ITA (26) following on the other podium places. The forecast is finally promising better conditions, meaning wind without rain. The event site with report, results and photos.