La marca de adhesivos y kits de reparación DrSails acudirá por tercera vez consecutiva a la prestigiosa feria internacional.
DrSails expondrá de nuevo en METS
Barcelona, Octubre 2016
La joven marca DrSails, creadora del innovador adhesivo bicomponente de epoxi, expondrá sus productos en la prestigiosa feria METS 2016.
Desde el inicio de su lanzamiento en 2014, DrSails acude por tercera vez a la cita internacional más importante para la industria náutica de accesorios y complementos, donde mantendrá su habitual ubicación en el Hall 2 Stand 02-227 para exponer sus productos y atender a los profesionales del sector.
A lo largo de estos años, la expansión de DrSails en el mercado náutico internacional ha ido creciendo progresivamente, estando actualmente consolidado a través de sus distribuidores y su amplia red comercial en 40 países de América del Norte, Asia, Europa y Oceanía.
For the first day of racing in this 18th edition of Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez, the three dedicated race zones, Nioulargue for the Modern yachts, Pampelonne for the Wallys and the bay for the 15 m JIs, served up an orderly swell and glorious sunshine. With most of the Classic yachts not setting sail until tomorrow, the big players from the Modern and Wally classes were keen to show what they were made off, as demonstrated by a particularly impressive Rambler. Racing in their very own championship, four rather special gaff riggers were invited to race off Portalet once again, their unique silhouettes really standing out against the carbon rigs of the big Maxis, setting the tone for this wonderful blend of styles and genres so exclusive to Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez.
DEUTSCHER TOURING YACHT-CLUB FROM GERMANY WINS
SAILING CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 2016
Porto Cervo. Italy, 25th September 2016. The final of the SAILING Champions League (23rd to 25th September) in Porto Cervo challenged the 32 qualified European clubs from 13 nations with light winds and choppy waves. After 34 races in total, the reigning German league champions from the Deutscher Touring Yacht-Club won the regatta at Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in Sardinia and were awarded with the Robbe & Berking Trophy for the “Best Sailing Club”. Swiss clubs the Regattaclub Bodensee and the Regattaclub Oberhofen took second and third place respectively.
No wind for the last day of the 38th Régates Royales de Cannes, the bay of La Napoule looked almost totally flat, except for the occasional puff of breeze here and there. The crews and the organizers waited in vain for more than two hours for a decent wind to materialize but finally had to give up and go back to the Vieux Port of Cannes.
Nothing, just an ephemeral, occasional puff, anything but a breeze good enough to launch a race. The high-pressure system hovering on the Cote d’Azur created an area of no wind in the Bay of Cannes, leaving the crews and the organizers empty handed on the last racing day of the 38th Régates Royales. Some crews were hoping to race to get the necessary points to be crowned winners of the closing event of the 2016 Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge, but they had to do with what they already earned in four races.
Today was the last day for the Dragon and the 5.5 Metre classes that crowned their 2016 champions. One-designs, Metre classes and Classics all profited from excellent wind conditions with a good southerly breeze and clear, sunny skies. The 150 boats, all sails hoisted, made a real display of power and colour for the many spectators crowding the beaches and the Croisette. The racing on the one-lap course in the bay of la Napoule was close and intense, bringing out the best from the crews.
Giovanni Soldini and the Maserati Multi70 team ready to return to the ocean on the world’s first trimaran featuring a centreboard with a horizontal load bearing surface on its end to boost lift and stability
Giovanni Soldini and the Maserati Multi70 trimaran team are ready to tackle the 2016 racing season, thanks to their own contribution to the revolution sweeping the flying multihull revolution.
After months of trialling, Maserati Multi70 is now the first trimaran in the world to fly with effortless stability on the horizontal loading-bearing surface of her centreboard, ushering a whole new innovation and experimentation-driven era.
Maserati MOD70 brilliantly puts into practice the idea put forward by Guillaume Verdier (who worked on the modifications to her appendages, ed.’s note) of flying on three resting points using a load-bearing centreboard, L-foil and a rudder instead of the two rudders and single foil adopted on America’s Cup cats.
Red Bull Sailing Team emerge top as Extreme Sailing Series™ makes its Madeira debut
Extreme Sailing Series™ veterans Red Bull Sailing Team from Austria sneaked an early Act 6 lead today after a challenging light winds opener in the Madeira Islands.
Stunning conditions had greeted the fleet yesterday as they took to the waters of Funchal, the capital city of the Portuguese archipelago, for practice racing. Bright blue skies and a fresh breeze saw the lightning-fast GC32 catamarans revelling as they ‘flew’ around the Extreme Sailing Series’ newest venue on their hydro-foils.
The practice session was the perfect showcase for Madeira as it hosted the Extreme Sailing Series for the first time ever. But as the event proper got underway today the wind gods took an untimely day off, and the seven teams were left trying to squeeze every last bit of boatspeed from the gentle puffs of just a few knots.
NORAUTO dominates day one in windy Sotogrande
GC32 Racing Tour press release issued on 22/09/2016
link to GC32 videoAdam Minoprio steered NORAUTO to five straight victories on a breezy first day at the GC32 La Reserva de Sotogrande Cup in the south of Spain.
The warm Poniente westerly breeze was blowing around 14 knots at the start of the afternoon but later picked up to gusting 20 knots, with the fleet putting a reef in their mainsails after two of the five races. It didn’t matter what configuration the GC32s were racing in, however, NORAUTO was the master of all situations.
For immediate release: Thursday 22 September 2016
Issued on behalf of World Sailing
Road to Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games, a global adventure
The road to the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) will be a global adventure for the best young speedsters with a continental qualification system deciding which nations will send sailors to Argentina in October 2018.
Exactly 100 sailors aged 15-18 will sail across five events on Mar del Plata from 1-12 October 2018 and an injection of pace has been added to the Buenos Aires 2018 YOG Sailing Competition with thrills and spills expected.
The Men’s and Women’s Windsurfer, Techno 293+, remains on the YOG programme with the introduction of Men’s and Women’s Kiteboarding, IKA Twin Tip Racing and a Mixed Multihull, the Nacra 15.