Sailing Weekly #15

Tied for lead at Farr 40 Worlds
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Ever since Rolex brought the precision of a marine chronometer to the wristwatch, the company has naturally become associated with activities that share its excellence, precision and team spirit.

LaSalle Mariners Yacht Club offers sailing experience to people with disabilities
Wind or Star Blog
Adaptive Sailing Event at the Mariners Yacht Club.

Ireland’s Thomas Dolan Claims Top Twenty Finish in Mini Transat Debut
Afloat Ireland
Ireland’s Thomas Dolan arrived into Lanzarote this morning taking a top twenty position in his 44–boat fleet, a very credible finish for the County Meath solo sailor in the first leg of his first Mini–Transat.

2015 J/70 North American Championship – Strebel still on top
Sail World
Doug Strebel and the Zounds crew have successfully completed their third consecutive day atop the 2015 Green Flash J/70 North American Championship scoreboard

Last day provides best conditions for Regatta Royales
My Sailing
Schmidt is king of the Dragons.

Yacht crew praised for seamanship after hitting a whale in False Bay
My Sailing
A sinking yacht with seven crew on board was successfully towed to shore after hitting a whale in False Bay on Saturday, the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) said.

Mini Transat: David Beaudart prototype winner of first stage.
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Stage 1: Day 8

Sailing solo round-the-world record attempt – 47 days to go
Sail World
I am writing with another update as the days count down (47 to go) towards my departure for the round-the-world solo sailing record attempt aboard GryphonSolo2.

Doug Strebel early leader at J/70 North Americans
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Day One of the 2015 Green Flash J/70 North American Championship is officially in the books with three races completed.

Flash Gordon leads Farr 40 Worlds after first four races
My Sailing
With 8-10 knots of breeze, the first race started half an hour after it had been scheduled, but that did not deter Wolfgang Schaefer from making the best start from the boat end of the line and immediately tacking on to port to go right.

Three teams in hunt for Extreme Sailing Series title
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
With one week to go until the penultimate Act of the 2015 Extreme Sailing Series™, the pressure is on.

Australian Sailing Youth sailors top ranks at Australia – Japan Youth Exchange Program regatta
My Sailing
Australian Sailing’s group of Youth sailors, who were part of this year’s invitational Australia – Japan Youth Exchange program, have topped the ranks at the Japanese Youth Worlds selection regatta in Wakayama, Japan (20-22 September 2015).

Team Vodafone Sailing launches new website
Live Sail Die
Things have been pretty quiet on the LSD home front of late, but we have been as busy as ever! We have been flat out with trials and tests for the Live Streaming that we will be providing for the PIC Coastal Classic in October and have also been building a brand new website for Team Vodafone Sailing!

Blind sailor from Washington wins sailing silver medal at world championship
Chronicle UK
South Shields Sailing Club member Chris Albert lost his sight in 2008 and was part of the GBR team competing at the event in Chicago.

Global sailing event, Bart’s Bash, inspires next generation of sailors
Sail World
Thousands of sailors from across the world in 62 countries have taken part in Bart’s Bash, the global sailing event, today Sunday 20th September, in aid of the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation.

FinnTeam – Finn class launches new Olympic sailing team
Sail World
The concept is simple: create a team of Finn sailors from around the world, who are in need of coaching and funding, enable them to develop their skills and to train together, with a high-quality coach, while sourcing the funding that allows each of them to succeed and achieve their goals – reaching the Olympic podium.

2015 WIM Series – Roble successful on Sheboygan waters
Sail World
Stephanie Roble excelled on her home waters of Lake Michigan on Sunday afternoon, as she defeated Anne-Claire Le Berre three – one in the final of the Buddy Melges Challenge, the penultimate event of the 2015 WIM Series.

Ashley Stoddart ninth at ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao
My Sailing
Australian Sailing Squad’s Laser Radial sailor Ashley Stoddart (QLD) has finished the 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao ranked ninth after completing the final Medal Race with a fourth place.

Clipper Race

Podium Filling in Rio
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Qingdao crossed the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race finish line at Rio de Janeiro after 27 days of racing across the Atlantic Ocean, claiming second place behind LMAX Exchange.

[Video] Week 4 Highlights – Countdown to Rio de Janeiro
Clipper Race YouTube Channel