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News – Thursday, April 2, 2020
Thursday, April 2, 2020   

Support Sailing News ! - Your support is needed !

 Support Sailing News ! - Your support is needed ! Despite the total standstill of the international and national regatta scene, there is still a lot to report: numerous sailing films are being newly published, new eSailing events are popping up everywhere (we will inform you in good time) and numerous webinars train on various topics, from the equipment up to the racing rules and related tactics. ----- Our readership numbers have only declined slightly in the first weeks of the pandemic, and remain fortunately at a high level. It remains worth stopping by every day as all kinds of interesting information on our sport will be entertaining during the lockdown. ----- While the editorial work remains high, the financing of our website through advertising business has come to a complete halt, in spite of the fact, that www.sailing-news.com remains the most important web portal to the nautical target market in Switzerland. But it might be the time now for Clubs and Classes to enrich their websites with our news. We remain up-to-date with all available news on our sport, including class and club information. So why not add our news feed on your club or class website, a service available at affordable rates? ----- In the coming months, we will have to survive almost exclusively from your support and our fundraising campaign is more important as ever. After a hesitant start this year, this has now slowly started to move - thanks very much to all patrons, keeping these pages alive!
 
News – Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Wednesday, April 1, 2020   

Intensive 2020 Hurricane Season on the Atlantic Ocean

 Intensive 2020 Hurricane Season on the Atlantic Ocean Nature will be hitting back also with an above-average number of Hurricanes in 2020, the season to begin in early June. The respective forecast for the Atlantic Ocean has just been published. Because of the higher water temperatures around the Equator, 14-18 storms must be expected, 2-4 of them in the highest category. ----- The news with a video.
 
News – Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Tuesday, March 31, 2020   

IMOCA Open 60 - Vendée Globe 2010/21 - Samantha Davis GBR, a film portrait

 IMOCA Open 60 - Vendée Globe 2010/21 - Samantha Davis GBR, a film portrait Next November, Samantha Davis GBR will start to the Vendée Globe for the third time. With her foiling IMOCA 60 'Initiatives des coeurs', she is among the co-favorites, as demonstrated in the various Open60 regattas during the past months. She started her offshore career at the age of 24 onboard of Tracy Edwards GBR trimaran 'Maiden' in a Jules Verne Trophy around the world record attempt, that ended with a broken mast in the Roaring Forties. After successes in the one-hand class Bénéteau Figaro, she finished her first Vendée Globe 2008 in 4th place. With 3 Vendée participations and a Volvo Ocean Race, she is now one of the most experienced skippers in the one-hand offshore circuit. ----- A 52-minute film portrait.
Tuesday, March 31, 2020   

Corona News - the Italian Sailing teams continue training despite of lockdown

Despite the strict lockdown in Italy, the most hit country in Europe hit by the Coronavirus, the sailors of the Italian Olympic squad has received a special permit for their training. They can continue their Olympic preparations from blocked ports or in closed gyms. ----- The news (in Italian) with the list of selected sailors.
Tuesday, March 31, 2020   

Virtual Sailing - the 2020 Olympic circuit continues at home

 Virtual Sailing - the 2020 Olympic circuit continues at home In collaboration with World Sailing, Virtual Sailing yesterday announced the continuation of the Olympic season 2020 as planned. At least on the screen! The Trofeo Princesa Sofia in Palma (participation is still possible) is already underway. Next week, you can participate in the Genoa World Cup, and in June, the Kiel Week will follow. ----- The news, and the inscription link.
 
News – Monday, March 30, 2020
Monday, March 30, 2020   

IMOCA Open 60, VOR65 - The Ocean Race 2021/22

 IMOCA Open 60, VOR65 - The Ocean Race 2021/22 In an interview with the Race Director Richard Mason by Richard Gladwell, editor Sail-World, details on the Ocean Race organization are being revealed. Two weeks ago, the route with the planned ports of call was presented, the groundwork for the detailed event planning and site setup in the coming 18 months before the start. Here comes part 1 of a 5-part-series.
Monday, March 30, 2020   

British Youth Sailing Team - Sailing from home

 British Youth Sailing Team - Sailing from home The British Youth Team is launching a series of training films in cooperation with the National Squad to prepare for the regatta season from home. The first episode features the 470 Olympic medalists Luke Patience/Chris Grube GBR and windsurfer Saskia Sills. The first episode today at 12 CET (11 GMT) on the Youtube channel of the British Sailing Teams. The news.
Monday, March 30, 2020   

North Sails - regular training webinars as of today

 North Sails - regular training webinars as of today Banished from the water during the Corona crises, homeschooling is also the name of the came for sail training sessions. As of today, North Sails is offering regular training in the form of webinars: Tonight from 9pm UTC (4pm EST), the J/70 cracks Tim Healy USA, Ruairidh Scott USA and Allan Terhune USA will explain what it takes to have a good boat speed. Here the program of the coming days.
 
News – Sunday, March 29, 2020
Sunday, March 29, 2020   

Olympic Games 2021 - new date fixed ?

The Tokyo Olympics, originally scheduled from July 24th to August 9th, also fell victim to the corona virus. Now the Japanese TV broadcaster «NHK», one of the key partners of the IOC, is reporting this Sunday morning UTC on a replacement date for the Games. Accordingly, the opening ceremony will take place on July 23, 2021, the closing ceremony on August 8, 2021. There is as yet no official confirmation of the new dates.
Sunday, March 29, 2020   

Olympic Games 2021 - Tokyo JPN - a financial impact not only for the Organisers and the IOC but also Sports Federations

 Olympic Games 2021 - Tokyo JPN - a financial impact not only for the Organisers and the IOC but also Sports Federations The postponement of the Olympic Games is very expensive for the Organizing Authorities, and as a consequence also for the IOC. Missing or delayed sponsor money will have a major impact on the revenue streams of the IOC and with it also the quadrennial payments to the International Sports Federations, the major income for small Federations to run their operations. Extremely affected is the financially mismanaged World Sailing that spent the 2016 money by the end of last year already. The situation will be tight. A must-read comment by Sailing Illustrated.
Sunday, March 29, 2020   

Corona News - over 800 yachts blocked in the Caribbeans

 Corona News - over 800 yachts blocked in the Caribbeans The Caribbeans offer Europeans and North Americans the best sailing conditions every winter. Now would be the time for the return trip, since the hurricane season will begin there in June. Due to the Corona-restrictions, the recruiting of crews has become difficult, and the usually planned stopovers on the Bermudas and the Azores cannot be carried out either. Those affected try now to organize themselves and start the return journey in larger fleets for safety reasons. An article in the German FAZ newspaper (translate with Google).
Sunday, March 29, 2020   

Support Sailing News ! - Your support is urgently needed !

 Support Sailing News ! - Your support is urgently needed ! With the cancellation of all national and international regattas by at least the end of April, a difficult period will be to overcome. Well, sailing is a diverse sport, and we will do our utmost to keep our pages interesting by gathering more background reports, videos and of course everything you need tco know about the Olympic Games or the America's Cup in the next few weeks. Check in with us every day! ----- Deliver content is one, financing the operation is the more critical part for our web portal. In the near future, we must live with the situation that the urgently needed advertisers are delaying decisions to renew and book promotion banners and texts, inspite of the fact, that our website offers by far the best and fastest access to the nautical target market compared with other media in Switzerland. ----- For the next two months, we badly need voluntary subscription fees and donations to overcome this critical period with many contributions to our fundraising campaign. Your help is urgently needed! Many thanks in advance.
Sunday, March 29, 2020   (Image © Yvan Zedda - Transat CIC)

Corona News - the current status of Offshore events

 Corona News - the current status of Offshore events France is undoubtedly the heart of offshore sail racing, an attractive playing field for a large community of professional and amateur sailors. Well run and initiative Class Organisations (Figaro, IMOCA, 650Mini, etc) ensure potential major sponsors that their investments are paying and sustainable. On top of this - and key - are race organisers such as OC Sport Pen Duick, launched in 1998 by Ellen MacArthur and Mark Turner for Ellen's Offshore Challenges. ------ Hervé Favre SUI, President and Offshore Sailing Events Director, gives an overview of major offshore events in the present Corona crisis situation. An interview published on the 'Tip and Shaft' website.
 
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