Trieste: “Banco Espirito Santo” with Russell Coutts on tactics and boat owner, Patrick De Barros, at the helm, won the Trieste leg of the RC44 Circuit.
For almost all the regattas the crew wore Bistrow T-shirts and Hissar Bermuda shorts for the light wind and warm temperature conditions which characterised the days of the competition in the Gulf of Trieste; only on the penultimate day did the crew don the RC44 oilskin with both the Long John and the RC Spray Top against the fresher Bora winds which began blowing at around the 20 knot mark, and finally provided conditions for some spectacular trials.
Currently, Banco Espirito Santo is lying in second place in the overall rankings. The final event in the RC 44 Championship Tour will be held at Puerto Calero from 10th -14th December.
Annapolis Boat Shows, a premier event management company, has produced sterling in-water boat shows since 1970. Today, close to 130,000 attendees from around the world come to the Chesapeake Bay to experience these nautical extravaganzas.
The Newport International Boat Show encompasses 13 acres of Newport’s famed waterfront with all makes and models of powerboats and sailboats ranging from 16 ft. to 85 ft. - ready for boarding and review. On the land side, there’s a bountiful array of marine products and services to enhance the boating lifestyle. Domestic and international dealers and manufacturers will be on hand to provide you with valuable information and answers to all your questions. With numerous countries represented - it truly is an international event.
Second place for Molo Longo in Maxi Open class at Rieka, Croatia.
Onshore collection onboard.
As the great British summer of sailing gets into full swing, the eight elite level Extreme 40s are preparing to descend on the Welsh capital for the Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 4, Cardiff presented by Land Rover, from the 18 – 21 June 2015. One of the narrowest city-centre stadium racecourses on the global tour, head to head battles and photo finishes will be the order of the day as the fleet race down the hourglass shaped track in the heart of Cardiff Bay.
Returning to Cardiff for the fourth consecutive year, the Extreme Sailing Series has captured the imagination of the public and drawn crowds of over 120,000 people to the free to enter Race Village, set in the shadow of iconic Welsh landmarks the Senedd and the Wales Millennium Centre. Fans who can’t make it to the public Race Village can watch the racing live online, with commentary from Land Rover Global Brand Ambassador Hannah White, alongside Extreme 40 expert and round the world sailor Nick Moloney, Friday 19-Sunday 21, 1530-1700 BST daily. -
SLAM is Lino SOnego Team onboard!
SLAM is official supplier and Official licensee of Argentario Sailing Week (18-21 june), organized by Yacht Club Porto Santo Stefano; the yachts will be divided in 5 categories:
Spirit of Tradition
Metric Classes and One Design
The last day of racing in the Settimana delle Bocche has sealed the victory for Azzurra, the TP52 heiress to the spirit of the first boat by that name that was the first Italian challenger in the America’s Cup back in 1983. The 2015 version of Azzurra is a state-of-the-art racer that competes in the 52 Super Series, the most competitive circuit for monohulls today.
With today’s results Azzurra has won the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda’s most historic regatta for the second time. The first Settimana delle Bocche was in 1972, and Azzurra won it already in 2013. There was a big celebration back at port and congratulations on all sides.
Riccardo Bonadeo, YCCS Commodore and President of the Consorzio Azzurra, had these words: “Winning in home waters is a double satisfaction, and this is the second time it has happened; I guess the Costa Smeralda brings Azzurra luck! The team was excellent and compact and beat their competitors in conditions where it's the team that makes the difference, both in skill and in tactics. Today there was no room for mistakes and these sailors have shown that they really know their stuff; in sport like in life the best man wins. They have to keep it up, keeping in mind that the competition is fierce and the road is still long. I am very happy with the new Azzurra, without this new boat all of this would be impossible. Azzurra is a wonderful and we have to thank, yet again, the Roemmers family for all that they have made possible.”
Quotes of the day:
Tactician Vasco Vascotto: “It was a great event. Yesterday I was hoping that we’d keep on sailing as well as we had been and today we did it. Bravissimi to all, it’s always wonderful to win at home and on top of that we’re first in the 52 Super Series. You couldn’t ask for more!”
Owner and helmsman Alberto Roemmers: “The guys are a really great team and today we just went for the win. We didn’t have an eye on anybody in particular, we just wanted to do a very clean and nice race. We had an excellent downwind leg. We are really very happy and the team was excellent."
Open the Mediterranean regatta season from June 2nd to 5th with the Gold Cup edition of the Ibiza Regatta.
Enjoy your favorite sport with friends and relations. Sail in idyllic nature and beats of the best music in world’s most dynamic location; IBIZA.
The ideal start of the Mediterranean regatta calendar and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of Ibiza.
The Gold Cup is a special edition for 10 to 20 prestigious yachts (65ft+). Participants race three days from bay to bay. Moor at the most astonishing locations. And enjoy a highly engaging and proven program. Everything is based on the successful ingredients of the Ibiza Regatta. An enthusiastic team professionally organizes exciting races and a surprising and unforgettable full board program at special venues. A very accessible atmosphere with great mood and group dynamics are guaranteed.
Experience turquoise waters, picturesque bays, breath-taking sunsets/sundowners, white beaches and a warm sea breeze. These elements combined with the best that Ibiza has to offer, form the most entertaining regatta conditions of the world. All this just around the corner from most European capitals.
Pleased to annouce SLAM UK sponsorship of the event at Weymouth & Portland. Returning to the London 2012 Olympic waters, ISAF Sailing World Cup Weymouth and Portland will take place between 8-14 June with the racing conducted over five days. SLAM is ISAF World Cup Weymouth official supplier.
Azzurra, the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda’s sporting symbol, finished off the first event in the
52 Super Series with a fabulous double win. The second event on the calendar is the Settimana delle Bocche that will be held from June 9th to 13th in Porto Cervo, Sardinia.
Azzurra was the star of today’s races in the waters off Valencia, with two first place finishes that leave her just one point behind the third-placed boat and put her in very close competition with the other top-placed boats. In the 52 Super Series it’s the sum of the season’s points that decrees the overall winner so winning single events is not as important as consistently good scores in the over fifty races scheduled during the course of the Series.
Azzurra, the first runner up in last year’s edition, will be challenging a fleet that is even larger and more competitive than it was in 2014.
A fleet of twelve boats will compete in six scheduled races in the waters around Valencia for this first event, the Ford Vignale Valencia Sailing Week, that will be held from May 19th to 23rd.
The 52 Super Series is growing constantly both in terms of quality of the teams and technology of the builds. This latest edition, with twelve boats competing, will also see an increase in the number of participants. Nine of the twelve boats racing are new builds and Azzurra is one of them. The levels of competition and technology are very high and investments in this high-level event are only expected to grow.
Azzurra and SLAM together
One more victory in J70 Italian Trophy for Notaro team in Sanremo, 2nd leg of Circuit.
Alberto Bona at the CAP Cagliari, 350 miles from Genova to Cagliari.
Azzurra competitive debut in Palmavela 15: the regatta is organised by the Real Club Nautico de Palma; this regatta born in 2004 with the aim to bring sailing closer to the public in general, has gathered all kind of keeled yachts, from the modern maxis to small lateen rigged boats, including TP 52, several one design classes or the beautifull classic and vintage yachts, amongst others.
30/4 - 3/5
Good start for Notaro Sailing team in the J/70 italian Circuit. After Montecarlo and Sanremo is second; congratulations to the crew: helsman Luca Domenici, tactic Carlo Fracassoli, bowmana Lorenzo del Rio and Benedetto Giallongo.
Thirty-one boats at the Gran Premio d'Italia Mini 6.50 in Genoa, Italy.
The J-Cup organisers are thrilled to announce that Italian clothing brand SLAM will once again support the annual UK J Boats regatta. Selected by many of the world's top sailors and competitive racing teams, and a firm favourite with J Boats sailors, SLAM pride themselves on designing sailing gear that not only protects against the worst of the weather but, at the same time, allows for maximum comfort and freedom of movement.
The 2015 edition of the infamous J-Cup will, for the first time, be hosted by the Island Sailing Club in Cowes from 11-13 June. Handily for J-Cup competitors, SLAM's flagship store is located in the heart of Cowes, and the team there will be pleased to welcome sailors throughout the duration of the regatta.
The J-Cup has attracted strong entry numbers since the very first regatta in 2000. Organisers Key Yachting attribute this to their legion of very dedicated and passionate owners, 65 of which entered the 2014 event.The largest class at the J-Cup is usually the vivacious J/109 fleet, with one design racing also on offer for the J/70s, J/80s, J/97s and J/111s. It is expected that the inaugural National Championships for the new J/88 class will be held as part of the Landsail Tyres J-Cup 2015.
The timing of the event, two weeks prior to the Round the Island Race, will allow boats that have travelled long distances to compete in two stellar events.Teams can expect up to eight races across the three days, with music and entertainment planned for the evenings.