Nice Ultimed, los trimaranes gigantes ya están en Marsella.

Fuente info Nice Ultimed

The giants make landfall in Marseille

To note:

- The Sud-Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region to host the Warm-Up for the Nice UltiMed from tomorrow

- For two days, the public will be able to admire Actual-Grand Large Emotion, IDEC SPORT and Sodebo Ultim’, moored in the Vieux Port alongside the Quai d’honneur, opposite the City Hall

- A public reception point is set-up in front of the giant trimarans (opening hours: 10:00am-7:00pm)

- The Sud-Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Region Prologue will set sail from Marseille on Friday 27 April bound for Nice

It is in Marseille that the first edition of the Nice UltiMed kicks off tomorrow. For two days, from Wednesday 25 to Thursday 26 April, the local public will be able to get up close and personal with the extraordinary trimarans moored at the heart of the Vieux Port and meet the crews of Thomas Coville, Francis Joyon and Yves Le Blévec. The event is an important one as these giants of the seas are coming together for the very first time in the Mediterranean, with some fine moments of exchange in perspective…

It is not every day that the biggest offshore racing trimarans come to the Mediterranean, so it makes complete sense to enable as wide a public as possible to enjoy it. In this way, within the context of the Nice UltiMed, the Sud-Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region is putting on a two-day exhibition in Marseille. It was the Sodebo Ultim’ helmed by Thomas Coville, which was the first to be tied to the dock in the Vieux Port, early this Tuesday afternoon, putting on an extraordinarily spectacular show just on its own. “It’s magical when you arrive here by sea to be able to make out the cliffs and then this city of Marseille with its ochres, its whites and its red roofs… The closer you get, the more grandiose it is”, gushes Thomas Coville. “It’s the first time that Sodebo Ultim’ has come to the Vieux Port in Marseille. It’s rather atypical to get in here with a machine like this measuring 21.50m wide.” Between now and tomorrow morning, two other giants will be making towards the Bonne-Mère, the famous basilica which graces Marseille’s skyline: Actual-Grand Large Emotion and IDEC SPORT, respectively skippered by Yves Le Blévec and Francis Joyon.

“Proud and honoured to be here”
For the city’s local audience, it’s a wonderful opportunity to admire these giants of the seas. Having just many landfall, Thomas Coville’s crew has already become acquainted with a group of schoolchildren who were particularly enthusiastic about the chance to climb aboard such a machine, and understandably so! And this is but an early indication of the festive, sharing ambiance in store over the next two days. “We’re in a fabulous setting with incredible weather. We also have the great privilege of being right opposite the city hall, at the back of the Vieux Port. We’re honoured and proud to be here. We’ll be available, eager to listen and ready to inspire the locals and Mediterranean dwellers as a whole to become even more switched on to the sea and get more interested in offshore racing. Make the most of our iconic boats that break the mould”, Coville says encouragingly. “With this first Nice UltiMed we’re at a turning point in offshore racing in France. The Mediterranean has everything it needs to create a proper meeting that is set to last and that’s our objective.” Page one of the story begins tomorrow…

A reception area to welcome aboard a new audience in oceanic adventure

With family or friends tomorrow and Thursday, the local audience in Marseille will be able to discover the outrageous proportions of the trimarans that make up the Ultime Class and get to know the great sailors who are part of it. In the reception area, open from 10:00am to 7:00pm opposite the boats tied to the dock along the Quai d’honneur, spectators will also be able to get some educational information about the race and enjoy presentations of the boats and the skippers via a speaker. It’s worth noting that Land Rover, Official Partner to the Race, will also be setting up a space nearby enabling the public to get a feel for 4×4 driving on dedicated modules.
After the two-day exhibition in Marseille, the Ultimes will set sail on the Sud-Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Region Prologue on Friday 27 April at 11:00am, bound for Nice.

Rolex Capri Sailing Week, veinte maxis dirán presente.

copyright ROLEX / Carlo Borlenghi

Fuente info IMA

20 Maxis to compete at Rolex Capri Sailing Week
International Maxi Association press release issued on 24 April 2018

Over 11-19 May, the Maxi fleet will return to a favourite destination for its owners – that azure-watered gem of the Tyrrhenian Sea, Capri.

Organised by the Circolo del Remo e della Vela Italia, Yacht Club Italiano and the Yacht Club Capri, in collaboration with the International Maxi Association, Unione Italiana Vela d’ altura and Federazione Italiana Vela, Rolex Capri Sailing Week has grown to be one of the most major regattas not just in Italy, but the Mediterranean. Rolex has been supporting the event since it was first held as the IMS World Championship in 2002.

Racing on the Gulf of Naples with the Sorrento coast and, in the distance, Mount Vesuvius as a backdrop, boats, owners and crew from all over the world will be participating. With registration still to close on 27 April, so far 90 boats have been entered, including 20 Maxi yachts (ie of 60+ft LOA).

This year Rolex Capri Sailing Week will incorporate the historic Regatta dei Tre Golfi. The Circolo del Remo and Vela Italia’s annual coastal race was first held in 1954, thus making it Italy’s oldest sailing event second only to the Giraglia Rolex Cup. With the boats moored in Naples’ Santa Lucia Marina, the Regatta dei Tre Golfi famously starts at midnight, beneath the city’s magnificent Castel dell’Ovo, following dinner at the CRV Italia clubhouse.

This 64th edition of the race, for the first time, will be one of five events comprising the International Maxi Association’s 2017-2018 Mediterranean Maxi Offshore Challenge. Regatta dei Tre Golfi will be its second event, after last autumn’s Rolex Middle Sea Race. It will be followed by the 151 Miglia on 31 May (151 miles – from Livorno to Punta Ala rounding Giraglia, Elba and Sparviero), the Giraglia Rolex Cup starting on 13 June (241 miles – from Saint Tropez to Genoa via Giraglia rock) and finally the 450 mile Palermo to Montecarlo Race, starting on 21 August.

Winner of the Mediterranean Maxi Offshore Challenge is the boat scoring the best combined result from three of these races. Prizes will be awarded at the International Maxi Association’s annual dinner, held during the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup in Porto Cervo, Sardinia in September.

Following a reception on the Friday evening, the Regatta dei Tre Golfi will set sail at midnight on Friday 11 May. It then follows a 170 mile route to Capri, across the Gulfs of Naples, Gaeta and Salerno via the island of Ponza and the Li Galli archipelago. For the first time, the race can be followed online by YB tracking.

For many years the record for the Regatta dei Tre Golfi was held by Pierluigi Loro Piana’s My Song with a time of 25 hours 27 minutes. However this was roundly demolished in 2016 by the Cookson 50 Cippalippa 8 in 16 hours 44 minutes and 13 seconds – the present record. Last year’s winner and current holder of the Regatta dei Tre Golfi trophy – an ancient silver cup supported by three dolphins, representing the Gulfs of Campania – was another Cookson 50, Kuka 3, finishing in 21 hours, 34 minutes and 30 seconds.

Once the Regatta dei Tre Golfi offshore race is complete, the focus turns to day racing off Capri. From 12 May, competitors will be based in Capri’s Marina Grande and racing will resume on Wednesday 16 May, concluding on Saturday 19 May with a prize-giving ceremony held in Capri’s town square.

At present 20 of the entries are 60+ft Maxi yachts. Of these 14 are competing in the Maxi class, while most of the remainder are thoroughbred racers competing in the ORC/IRC Group A class. This includes a strong line-up of Maxi 72s such as Alex Schaerer’s Caol Ila R, Sir Peter Ogden’s Jethou and Lucky, the former Maxi 72 World Champion, Bella Mente, now owned by American Bryon Ehrhart, who has upgraded from his Reichel-Pugh 63 of the same name. However Italian fans will be rooting for the ‘local’ team – Cannonball of Italian Dario Ferrari.

For a second time, Mylius Yachts are using Rolex Capri Race Week to hold the their championship for the Mylius Cup. At present eight of these Alberto Simeone designs are entered, ranging from 15 to 24m in length. Five are competing in the Maxi class, the largest being the Mylius 76s Twin Soul B and E Vai. Aldo Parisotto’s Mylius 65FD Oscar 3 is returning to defend the Mylius Cup title earned last year in Capri but will face stiff competition from the Mylius 60, Fra Diavolo of Vincenzo Addessi, President of the Yacht Club Gaeta. However all eyes will be on the new Mylius 80, launched at the end of April, which will be making her race debut in Capri.

Elsewhere in the Maxi class are familiar International Maxi Association members Carlo Puri Negri and his much campaigned Farr 70 Atalanta II and the Vismara 62 CR SuperNikka of Roberto Lacorte, creator of the 151 Miglia race. Oldest yacht competing in the Maxi class will be the Swan 65 Force 9 of London, the former ADC Accutrac, skippered in the second Whitbread Round the World Race (Volvo Ocean Race) by Clare Francis.

Yachts in the Maxi class are scheduled to compete in a maximum of six races of which up to four can be windward-leewards and up to three coastal courses. The winner will be awarded the Maxi Yacht Capri Trophy.

Andrew McIrvine, Secretary General of the International Maxi Association commented: “Maxi boats have been racing off Capri for more than 10 years.

“We are happy to be involved with the three very famous Italian yacht clubs and we’ll do our best to bring our help, where possible, with the objective of making owners happier and – hopefully – be more ‘numerosi’ in the future!

“We are also pleased to have added one more classic offshore race – the well-known Tre Golfi – to our five event Mediterranean Maxi Offshore Challenge. This circuit includes the best offshore races in the Mediterranean and we hope to see higher numbers of maxi participants in these.”

2018 Rolex Capri Sailing Week program

• Friday 11 May (Naples)
20.00 lunch at the Circolo Remo and Vela Italia in honour of Regatta dei Tre Golfi participants

• Saturday 12 May
00.00 start of the 64th Regatta dei Tre Golfi

• Tuesday, 15 May (Capri)
17.30 Briefing for the Maxi Yacht Capri Trophy and Mylius Cup skippers
19.30 Greeting of the Mayor of Capri and welcome cocktail party for participants

• Wednesday 16 May
12.00 Warning signal before Maxi Yacht Capri Trophy and Mylius Cup
17.30 Briefing for the CNT skippers at the village regattas
Evening: IMA reception for Maxi owners and IMA members.

• Thursday 17 May
11.25 warning signal MYCT and MC
11.55 warning signal before CNT test
20.30 dinner offered by Mylius Yachts

• Friday 18 May
9.00 skippers’ briefing;
10.55 warning signal all classes
20.30 Rolex Owners Gala Dinner.

• Saturday, May 19th
10.55 am warning signal for all classes
6.30 pm prizegiving in the Piazzetta of Capri

FAST40+. Regata de entrenamiento previa al inicio de la temporada 2018.

© Louay Habib/FAST40CLASS.COM

© Louay Habib/FAST40CLASS.COM

© Louay Habib/FAST40CLASS.COM

© Louay Habib/FAST40CLASS.COM

Fuente info FAST40+

22 April, 2018

FAST40+ Training Regatta Report

Eight teams participated in the FAST40+ Class Training Regatta held 21-22 April, 2018. The Solent served up a variety of conditions to test crew and boats with a cold and foggy light easterly wind for the first day, and a bright and breezy southwesterly for the last day, piping up to 20 knots by the close of play. The training focused on starts and boat handling, and the initiative was well received by all of the FAST40+ owners and competitors.

“The regatta was designed to create a spirit within the fleet, before the start of the FAST40+ Race Circuit, giving the owners some recognition for their commitment to the series.” commented FAST40+ Class Race Director, Stuart Childerley. “Everyone needs to train, and it is far better to practice as a group because everyone gets more from it. The feedback we are getting is that there are big gains to be made through this kind of training. There is an added dimension through this learning process, where everyone is learning from each other.”

James Neville’s British HH42 INO XXX has been out racing and practicing for the last two weekends and it has been a valuable time on the water as James explains. “The changing conditions meant we got nearly all the sails out of the bag including our Code Zero. It has been a really enjoyable and rewarding weekend; great to get the team together and work through manoeuvres and the weekend has been very well supported by the class. We are now looking forward to racing next weekend.”

Tokoloshe helmed by South African Mike Bartholomew commented. “By organising a training regatta, to some extent you felt compelled to attend. From the point of view of Tokoloshe we got great rewards from the organised training, and also through our own work that we also did over the two days. The Training Regatta was a great success and we all got so much done in a short period of time.”

Round One of the FAST40+ Race Circuit will take place in the Solent 27-29 April, organised by the Royal Southern Yacht Club with multiple races in the Solent, including windward-leeward and racing around the cans.

58ª edición Gran Trofeo Valencia, reporte final con todos los vencedores.

Fuente info RCNV

Domingo, Abril 22, 2018
Más de 150 regatistas participaron en el Gran Trofeo Valencia

- La 58ª edición de la regata más emblemática del Real Club Náutico de Valencia ha sido también Campeonato Autonómico para las clases participantes.

- Los vencedores han sido Carla Ruiz en Láser 4.7, Ángela Andugar en Láser Radial, José Vicente Gutiérrez en Láser Estándar, el dúo Julia Miñana / Silvia Sebastiá en 420, Rafael Ros en Raceboard, José Luis Boronat en RS:X, Víctor Ruiz en Bic Techno Plus, Pol Sauer en Bic Techno sub-17 y Álex Ortega en Bic Techno sub-15.

El Real Club Náutico de Valencia acogía este fin de semana su regata de vela ligera más importante, el Gran Trofeo Valencia, que esta año celebra su 58º edición y que ha sido además Campeonato Autonómico para las clases participantes: 420, Láser Estándar, Radial y 4.7, Bic Techno 293, Race Board y RS:X. La regata ha reunido a más de 150 deportistas que se cuentan entre los mejores de la Comunidad Valenciana, y se ha saldado con tres pruebas disputadas para todas las clases excepto los 420 que han completado cuatro mangas.

Las condiciones meteorológicas no han acompañado este año a la flota participante en el Gran Trofeo Valencia, ya que la poca intensidad del viento de ayer sábado no permitió completar ninguna prueba en la primera jornada de competición. El comité de regatas decidía entonces adelantar la salida del domingo para aprovechar al máximo la jornada, que comenzaba con una primera prueba completada para todos con viento del noreste de alrededor de cuatro nudos de intensidad, y una segunda manga que solo finalizaban los 420. Posteriormente, tras un role, el viento se ha estabilizado en los 90º permitiendo disputar dos pruebas más a toda la flota.

Carla Ruiz vence en Láser 4.7
La clase más numerosa ha sido Láser 4.7, con un total de 46 participantes provenientes de todos los puntos de la Comunidad Valenciana. Tras las tres pruebas disputadas, la vencedora absoluta y femenina era Carla Ruiz, del RCN Calpe; con la segunda plaza para Carlos Altarriba del RCN Valencia, empatado a puntos con ella, y tercer puesto para el también valenciano Isidro Codoñer. El primer clasificado sub-16 era Marcos Altarriba, del RCN Valencia, que ha sido cuarto en la general.

Dominio femenino en Láser Radial
La alicantina Ángela Andugar, del CN Campello, ha firmado una brillante actuación con dos primeros y un tercer puesto en las tres pruebas celebradas, que le han dado la victoria en su clase. Su compañera de club Sheila Martínez era segunda, con la tercera plaza para la torrevejense Ascensión Roca de Togores.

José Vicente Gutiérrez Lupoli, incontestable en Láser Estándar
El regatista del RCR Alicante no ha bajado de la primera posición en las tres pruebas disputadas, y se ha hecho con una contundente victoria en Láser Estándar, seguido de Javier Muñoz Criado, de Marina Valencia Sailing Club, con una buena actuación, y con la tercera plaza para Juan José Barceló, también de la Marina de València.

Julia Miñana y Silvia Sebastià, imbatibles en 420
La pareja del CN Jávea ha vencido en las cuatro pruebas disputadas, adjudicándose la victoria absoluta y femenina con tan solo tres puntos en total. La segunda plaza ha sido para los castellonenses Nicolás Caballer y Enrique Monroy y el tercer puesto para las alicantinas Berta Campos y Cristina de Béjar.

Medio centenar de tablas en competición
El Gran Trofeo Valencia reunía también a 48 tablas de las clases, Bic Techno 293, Raceboard y RS:X. En la clase Raceboard, Rafael Ros de Ev Seasurf Patrol no ha bajado de la primera plaza en la tres mangas celebradas, proclamándose campeón seguido de Christina Voyer del mismo club con todo segundos y con la tercera plaza para Marc René Arnold Leutscher, del RCR Alicante. El xabiense José Luis Boronat ha sido el campeón en RS:X, con el alicantino Guillermo Espí segundo y Jorge Aranzueque del CN Santa Pola, tercero.

También incontestable se mostraba Víctor Ruiz del CW Hispano Francés de Valencia, que ha sido el vencedor en Bic Techno Plus con todo primeros puestos, con la segunda y tercera plaza, respectivamente, para Tomás Sanmarino y Clara Alonso, que ha sido la campeona femenina. La categoría sub-17 de Bic Techno ha tenido como vencedor a Pol Sauer, del CW Hispano Francés, con Andreu Ramos del CN Jávea segundo y Octavio Ramón del CW Hispano Francés, tercero. La primera femenina ha sido Paula García Pérez, del CN Alicante Costa Blanca. Finalmente, en Bic Techno Sub15 la victoria ha sido para Álex Ortega, del CN Jávea, seguro de Natalia Balaguer y Diego Ruiz, ambos del CW Hispano Francés de Valencia.

La entrega de trofeos ha contado con la presencia del presidente del RCN Valencia, Alejandro Fliquete, el delegado de vela del club Toni Ballester y la directiva Marisa Arlandis.

Resultados finales todas las clases click acá

Trofeo Comunica del Monte Real Club de Yates de Baiona. Triunfo para MBA Atlántico.

© Carlos Rúa

© Rosana Calvo

© Rosana Calvo

© Rosana Calvo

Fuente info MRCYB

Victoria del MBA Atlántico en el Trofeo Comunica

· El destacado patrón portugués Rui Ramada lideró a la tripulación del MBA Atlántico hasta la victoria de la primera gran competición de cruceros de la temporada primaveral
· El MBA venció en el recorrido Vigo-Baiona junto con el Balea Dous de Luis Pérez, que se llevó a Rodeira por segundo año consecutivo uno de los oros de la competición
· El Oral Group de Pedro Pazos volvió a demostrar su poderío en el agua y fue el mejor en el recorrido Sanxenxo-Baiona logrando otro de los podios del trofeo
· En la clase J80 el vencedor fue el Luna Nueva de Juan Luis Tuero, y el Erizana patroneado por la jovencísima regatista viguesa Marta Rego se impuso en la clase Fígaro

Baiona, 21 de abril de 2018 .- El MBA Atlántico patroneado por el destacado regatista portugués Rui Ramada se proclamó vencedor, este sábado en las Rías Baixas, del Trofeo Comunica, la primera gran competición de cruceros de la temporada primaveral, organizada por el Monte Real Club de Yates con la colaboración del Real Club Náutico de Sanxenxo y del Real Club Náutico de Vigo.
En el trofeo, que este año cambió de diseño y se celebró con un formato de doble salida desde Sanxenxo y Vigo, participaron más de 200 regatistas a bordo de los 34 barcos inscritos. Una flota que tuvo que hacer frente a unas condiciones complicadas por el viento, que desapareció por momentos y los dejó flotando en encalmadas que llegaron a durar hasta hora y media.
Los barcos que partían como favoritos destacaron desde los primeros momentos. Tras el bocinazo de salida en Sanxenxo, el Oral Group de Pedro Pazos se colocó rápidamente al frente de flota, y con una muy buena navegación logró revalidar la victoria que consiguiera en la edición anterior. El Youkounkoun de Adolfo Castro, del Club Náutico de Portonovo, quedó tercero en la clasificación del trazado Sanxenxo-Baiona, de casi 16 millas de recorrido.
Más corto fue el trazado para los veleros que tomaron la salida en Vigo a las dos de la tarde, una hora después que los de Sanxenxo. Navegaron algo más de 9 millas y media hasta Carallones, donde el comité de regata decidió acortar recorrido tras sufrir una gran encalmada en Toralla.
Divididos en dos clases según su capacidad competitiva, los que finalmente se llevaron la victoria fueron el MBA Atlántico de Rui Ramada del Monte Real; y el Balea Dous de Luis Pérez, que vino dispuesto a repetir triunfo, y se llevó de nuevo a Rodeira el oro que ya había conseguido en 2017.
Detrás del MBA Atlántico quedaron La Burla Negra de Juan José Martínez, del Monte Real; y el Bosch Service Solutions del Club Marítimo de Canido, patroneado por Ramón Ojea. Y por debajo del Balea Dous, en la segunda clase del recorrido Vigo-Baiona, se situaron el Juliana by Deep Blue de Vicence Cid, con grímpola del Real Club Náutico de Vigo; y el Q Talento de Javier Rey, del Monte Real Club de Yates, plata y bronce del Trofeo Comunica.
En la clase J80, la victoria fue para el Luna Nueva de Juan Luis Tuero; y el segundo y tercer puesto para el Cansino de Manuel Fernández y el Boy de Canto de Carlos Hernández. El Erizana de la jovencísima regatista viguesa Marta Rego, se impuso en la competición de los Fígaros, por delante del Ladeira de Carlos Castelao y el Silleiro de Ramón Palao.
En la entrega de premios a los ganadores, celebrada en el Monte Real Club de Yates una vez finalizada la competición en el agua, participaron varios directivos de Comunica, la empresa patrocinadora del trofeo. Entre ellos estuvieron su director ejecutivo, Roberto Lira; el director financiero, Jorge Berridy o Vânia Marlise, directora de arte de la firma de comunicación visual.
Tras ponerle el punto y final al Trofeo Comunica, el Monte Real Club de Yates se prepara ya para otra de sus grandes citas de este año, el Trofeo Repsol, que se celebrará el próximo fin de semana. La tradicional regata de primavera del club baionés alberga este año el Campeonato de España de la clase J80, al que concurrirán monotipos llegados de toda la península. La cita es los días 28, 29 y 30 de abril, y 1 de mayo.







Mundial de Nacra 15 en Barcelona con dos equipos argentinos presentes.

Fuente info Jorge Ibañez

Todo listo para celebrar el Mundial de Nacra 15 en el BISC

Del 21 al 27 de abril se celebrará, en el Barcelona International Sailing Center, el Mundial de la clase Nacra 15, con la participación de más de un centenar de regatistas llegados de todo el mundo: Argentina, Australia, Bélgica, Alemania, Canadá, España, Finlandia, Francia, Gran Bretaña, Italia, Islas Vírgenes Norteamericanas, Holanda, Nueva Zelanda, Polonia, Singapur, Suiza, Estados Unidos y Venezuela.

Además de disputarse el título mundial de esta clase, el campeonato será clasificatorio para participar en los Juegos Olímpicos de la Juventud que se celebrarán en Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Este campeonato está organizado por la Federació Catalana de Vela, el Real Club Náutico de Barcelona, el Real Club Marítimo de Barcelona y la Clase Nacra 15 Internacional

Listado de inscriptos, click acá

Bol d’Or Mirabaud edición 80, toda la información de la clásica regata suiza.

Fuente info Bol d’Or Mirabaud

Bol d’Or Mirabaud – An Anniversary Edition Full of Surprises

From June 8 to 10, the Société Nautique de Genève will host the 80th Bol d’Or Mirabaud. To celebrate its birthday, this major Lake Léman regatta has many surprises in store for participants and the public.

Geneva (SUI), April 19, 2018 – Two 2018 Bol d’Or Mirabaud (BOM) press conferences were held today: one this morning at the ICRC in Geneva and the second this afternoon at Mirabaud in Zurich. Officially launching the 80th edition of the world’s most important regatta taking place on a lake, to be held June 8-10 at the Société Nautique de Genève, these conferences presented journalists with the specificities planned for this anniversary edition.

The BOM is proud to be associated with the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival. As the regatta’s artistic partner, the festival will include several concerts aboard the Neptune throughout the weekend. This antique lake vessel will be tied up in front the SNG terrace and will be the stage for all of the ceremonies and concerts.

To celebrate its 80th anniversary, the BOM is publishing a special comic book covering the regatta’s history. Scriptwriter, Patrick Mallet, has selected twelve cartoonists to illustrate the various historical periods of the BOM. The comic book will be put on sale at the SNG as well as in bookstores the weekend of the BOM.

A photo exhibit will also be available to the public, starting May 31, along the Geneva quays near the Mont-Blanc rotunda on the right bank and near the English Garden on the left bank. Eighteen posters will trace the BOM’s history, illustrated by period images and extracts from the comic book.

Other than the usual faithful BOM participants, several famous sailors will participate in the regatta. Among them our guest of honor, Loïck Peyron. More information about his participation will be communicated at the press conference on Thursday, June 7.

Construction of the new Société Nautique de Genève port will require several changes, notably concerning the finish line, and the capacity available in the port. For more information, click here.

The starting gun will go off Saturday, June 9 at 10:00. Spectators can watch the start from the Société Nautique de Genève, open to the public Saturday and Sunday, as well as from other locations we invite you to discover here. Again, as partner, the CGN will offer preferential prices to follow the regatta.

As each year, the race can be followed live thanks to video available on our website, YouTube, Léman Bleu and Radio Lac. Boat-mounted cameras will allow you to follow the race as if you were in it! Live feeds will be provided at key moments of the race, weather conditions permitting. Spectators can also follow the race on the BOM social networks (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat) with #BOM18.

Online registration has been open since March 21.

- Rodolphe Gautier, Bol d’Or Mirabaud president: “We hope the weather conditions are as good this year as they were in 2017, but we can’t guarantee it. On the other hand, it’s certain that the Organizing Committee has done all it can so that the 80th edition of the Bol d’Or Mirabaud may be celebrated in style. We can’t wait!”
- Nicolas Mirabaud, limited partner and executive of Mirabaud & Cie SA: “We’re very happy to support the Bol d’Or Mirabaud for the fourteenth consecutive year. It make us proud to see this great regional event bring so much success, from sailors and from the public, both regionally and internationally.”
- Patrick Mallet, comic book scriptwriter: “Having always been passionate about maritime stories, I’ve had the opportunity to retrace the fascinating history of the BOM for its 80th anniversary. Along with a dozen talented cartoonists, we’ve given life to participants’ experiences from the first edition in 1939 up to today.”

World Sailing Offshore World Championship, nuevo evento a partir de 2019.

Fuente info World Sailing

World Sailing Offshore World Championship to launch in 2019
For immediate release: 04/18/2018
Issued on behalf of: World Sailing

World Sailing, the world governing body, is pleased to announce that the inaugural World Sailing Offshore World Championship will be held in 2019.

Announced at World Sailing’s 2017 Annual Conference in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico the World Sailing Offshore World Championship will be a powerful platform to accelerate the interest and growth of offshore one-design sailing amongst the sailing community.

The Championship is a new annual offshore double-handed mixed competition between nations, featuring 20 boats. It is designed to cater to the fast-growing double-handed offshore community worldwide. An important goal is to engage with new countries by providing turnkey equipment ready to use at the event venue as well as a training academy.

Kim Andersen, World Sailing President commented, “World Sailing’s Offshore World Championship objective is to create a pinnacle endurance competition to be pursued by the best sailors from all nations of the world.

“A mixture of 30 mile and 90 mile coastal races combined with a three day / two-night offshore race will ensure the Championship tests the competitors drives awareness of offshore sailing and accommodates commercial partners and spectators.

“World Sailing is excited to announce that the inaugural World Sailing Offshore World Championship will be held in 2019 and we are now seeking partners to work with us to bring the vision to life.”

World Sailing is seeking an Event Management Partner (EMP) to manage the commercial and operational delivery of the World Championship from 2019 through 2024.

World Sailing is inviting EMP’s capable of delivering a high-quality event in partnership with World Sailing that generates value for both parties.

The EMP will be responsible for procuring the event Host, managing key aspects of the event, promoting and marketing the event, creating commercial value, and through this, generating revenues from both the Host Venue directly and through commercial partnerships and activities.

Click here for the Event Management Partner Information for Bidders document.

All bids must be received by World Sailing by 17:00 UTC on Friday 18 May 2018. Further questions will be sent to bidders from 21-25 May and there may be a requirement for presentations of bids at World Sailing’s Executive Office in London, Great Britain.

A final decision by World Sailing’s Board of Directors will be made on 4 June 2018.

Alongside an EMP, World Sailing is also requesting equipment proposals for the Offshore World Championship.

The Championship will feature 20 identical offshore boats. World Sailing is looking for an Equipment Supplier that will be able to provide a full fleet of ready to race double-handed boats available to charter on the dates and venue to be designated at least ten months in advance by World Sailing.

In order to provide World Sailing’s Member National Authorities with access to a small fleet of boats for training, the Equipment Supplier will also be expected to work with World Sailing and the EMP to facilitate the establishment of a European based training academy with five boats minimum available the charter.

Click here for the Request for Proposal of Equipment for the 2019 – 2024 World Sailing Offshore World Championship document.

Proposal submissions must be received by 23:59 UTC on Thursday 31 May 2018. An Evaluation Period will run from 1 June to 13 July 2018 with a final decision to be announced on 8 August 2018.