Sailing Weekly #14

ISAF Sailing World Cup: Lorenzo Chiavarini wins Laser class
Britain’s Lorenzo Chiavarini won the Laser class at the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Qingdao, China, on Sunday.

Norway wins SAILING Champions League 2015
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
After three days of thrilling racing, a range of challenging sailing conditions and a host of social events, the Royal Norwegian Yacht Club (Kongelig Norsk Seilforening, KNS) has been crowned victor of the SAILING Champions League 2015 and claimed the title of “Best Sailing Club”.

Victoire wins CYCA’s Flinders Islet Race
My Sailing
Victoire is back in form, Darryl Hodgkinson’s Cookson 50 taking overall honours in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Flinders Islet Race overnight, while the new kid on the block, Chinese Whisper, took line honours and missed the race record by a mere 15 minutes and 14 seconds.

Volvo Ocean Race rivals line up for new skirmishes in Genoa
Sail World
The Volvo Ocean Race returns to centre stage less than three months after the spectacular finish of the 2014-15 edition, when it brings its special brand of exciting racing, shows and public events to the Genoa Boat Show from September 30 to October 5.

Syd Fischer and Ray Roberts lining up for 2015 Hong Kong to Vietnam Race
My Sailing
The 673nm race from Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour to Nha Trang in Vietnam, which starts on October 15, constitutes one of Asia’s most exhilarating Category 1 offshore races, offering competitors a predominantly downwind race at the height of the north east monsoon.

Sam Davies planning to make her return in 2020
Vendee Globe
After competing in the Volvo Ocean Race aboard Team SCA, Sam Davies is to return to IMOCA racing. On 25th October, she will be lining up at the start of the Transat Jacques Vabre and with Tanguy de Lamotte at her side they will be the only mixed team in the 60-foot category.

ISAF Youth Match Racing World Champs in Poland
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
The 2015 ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship is being held in Swinoujscie, Poland from September 15-19, 2015. Teams are racing in Tom 28s. To compete, sailors must be under the age of 23 in 2015. Twelve teams are competing in the ISAF Grade W event.

ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao – Another day of light breeze
Sail World
Another day of light breeze and testing current made for minimal separations across the nine fleets competing at ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao. After a short wait for wind the 320 competitors from 32 nations took to the water mid-afternoon for some tight racing where any mistake was duly punished.

Good Start for the Mini Transat îles de Guadeloupe
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
It’s hard to imagine better conditions for the start of the Mini Transat îles de Guadeloupe. The President of the racecourse fired the starter’s pistol, and the competitors launched themselves into the westerly to north-westerly 8-10 knot wind.

Clipper Race

Ocean sprint next challenge for leading Clipper boats as they race upwind
My Sailing
More ceremonies with King Neptune have been taking place as the leading pack crosses the Equator. Garmin, Derry~Londonderry~Doire, GREAT Britain and Qingdao have all crossed into the Southern Hemisphere.

Week 3 Highlights: Trade winds, doldrums and tropical squalls test Clipper Race fleet [Video]
Clipper Race YouTube Channel
It’s week three in the 5000+ nautical mile Atlantic Trade Winds Leg from London to Rio de Janeiro in the opening round of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.

Tropical Depression 9 brings strong winds
Sail World
Tropical Depression nine has been sucking the south-east Trade Winds from the South Atlantic High across the Equator, giving some of the frontrunners unexpectedly strong southerly winds in the Doldrums Corridor.

High drama on day 17
Sail World
On Day 17 of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race Unicef, in tenth place, and Mission Performance in ninth, have been involved in a high drama battle yesterday and through the night.

WIM Series

Roble and Le Berre to face off in Sheboygan final
Sail world
A Saturday with shifty, puffy and in general quite tricky conditions in the Buddy Melges Challenge, saw local hope Stephanie Roble and Anne-Claire Le Berre of France getting through to Sunday’s final.

Roble and Le Berre to meet in Sheboygan WIM final
My Sailing
A Saturday with shifty, puffy and in general quite tricky conditions in the Buddy Melges Challenge, saw local hope Stephanie Roble and Anne-Claire Le Berre of France getting through to Sunday’s final. In the semi finals Roble beat Dutch Renée Groeneveld 3 – 2 after five thrilling matches, while Le Berre disposed of the previous dominant Anna Östling, Sweden, with a 3 – 1 record.

Östling takes Buddy Melges Round Robin
Sail World
World number two Anna Östling keeps dominating the Buddy Melges Challenge, the penultimate event of the 2015 WIM Series.