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International Sailing – 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!
International Sailing – 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.
International Sailing – Tuesday, March 31, 2020
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.
International Sailing – Monday, March 30, 2020
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.
International Sailing – 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   

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.
International Sailing – Friday, March 27, 2020
Friday, March 27, 2020   

Olympic News - Task Force for the relaunch established

The postponement of the Tokyo Olympic Games is a huge challenge for the organizers: it is important to keep the competition venues and the further infrastructure available for another year. But it could also be difficult for the national Olympic Committees and especially for the Sports Federations, which are largely financed by the proceeds from the Olympic Games. The money will flow late. The organizers now have established a task force to plan a new date and the next steps as quickly as possible. The report.
International Sailing – Thursday, March 26, 2020
Thursday, March 26, 2020   

Olympic Classes - World Ranking Lists - 23. März 2020

 Olympic Classes - World Ranking Lists - 23. März 2020 Yesterday, World Sailing published the updated Olympic Classes World Ranking after the various World Championships down under. In four classes, new names are on top of the classifications. -----
With their top performance at the Worlds, Benjamin Bildstein/David Hussl AUT have taken the lead in the 49ers. ----- In the 49ersFX, Annemiek Bekkering/Annette Duetz NED are new on rank 1. ----- The top position in the RS:X women windsurfers changed as the leading Yunxiu Lu CHN could not start at the Worlds due to the Coronavirus. The new number one is Katy Spychakov ISR. ----- Leader change in the RS:X men with Louis GiardFRA now on first. ----- Pavlos Kontides CYP moved on top of the Lasers Standard. ----- In the Lasers Radial, Anne-Marie Rindom DEN defended rank 1. ----- Belcher/Ryan AUS remain first in the 470 men. ----- Camille Lecointre/Aloise Retornaz FRA stay in the first place in the 470 women. ----- The new Nacra17 leaders are John Gimson/Anna Burdet GBR. ----- Nicolas Heiner NED remains first in the Finns. ----- All ranking lists.
International Sailing – Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Wednesday, March 25, 2020   

Corona-News - Olympic Games postponed to 2021

 Corona-News - Olympic Games postponed to 2021 Yesterday, Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo JPN and IOC President Thomas Bach GER announced that the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be postponed to 2021. In view of the widening Corona crisis, this decision was to be expected and was also unanimously welcomed. The IOC-Communiqué. ----- World Sailing is fully supporting this decision. In the short term, the pending Olympic qualification events for Africa, Asia or Europe will be delayed. Together with the IOC, an updated qualification system will be established with events in late 2020 or early 2021.The news
Wednesday, March 25, 2020   

Corona News - the America's Cup calendar mixed-up

 Corona News - the America's Cup calendar mixed-up With the cancellation of the two European AC World Series Events in Cagliari ITA and Portsmouth GBR, the already reduced program of the America's Cup has been even further limited. Only at the end of 2020, the four teams will meet for the first time at the Auckland World Series, too late to make any changes in the boat designs after a direct comparison with opponents on the water. In January 2021, the Prada Cup, the Challenger Series to determine the team to face the Cup defender 'Team New Zealand' for the Cup fight in early March 2021, will already begin. ----- For the moment, the Kiwis are the most affected by this situation as their AC75 is on a cargo ship to Europe. However, their smaller training boat will allow continuing the training on a high level. As far as the design of the allowed second boat is concerned, all teams are in a similar situation, as no live race tests have been possible.
International Sailing – Tuesday, March 24, 2020
International Sailing – Monday, March 23, 2020
Monday, March 23, 2020   

Olympic Games 2020 - Tokyo JPN - the postponement is near .... !

 Olympic Games 2020 - Tokyo JPN - the postponement is near ....  ! The postponement of the Olympic Games in July / August this year is getting closer. Numerous countries have already asked the IOC to do so. Yesterday Canada, a major sports nation, has announced that it will not send any athletes to Tokyo, if the games take place this year. The Communiqué, ------- The International Olympic Committee wants to keep an eye on developments and decide soon. A shift brings major logistical problems: Among other things, the Olympic village has already been sold to private individuals, and a new solution for the accommodation of around 10,000 athletes would have to be found in 2021 ... to name just one of the problems. The news.
International Sailing – Sunday, March 22, 2020
Sunday, March 22, 2020   

470 - Olympia nation berth for Switzerland

 470 - Olympia nation berth for Switzerland After the 470 Oceania Championship three weeks ago, it became clear that Oceania would not use its 2020 Olympic Nations berth. Linda Fahrni/Maja Siegenthaler SUI, who missed the nations limit by one rank at the 2019 Worlds, qualified therefore Switzerland for the Games. As final barrier for the selection remains the fulfillment of the Swiss Olympic requirement, a 12th race rank in a specified top event. Where and when is still open after all major 470 regattas of the season have been canceled or postponed. The Swiss spent an intensive training winter on Lanzarote. ----- Here the Newsletter (PDF) with the latest information on their Olympia campaign.
International Sailing – Saturday, March 21, 2020
Saturday, March 21, 2020   

Corona-News - pleasure sailing affected as well

 Corona-News - pleasure sailing affected as well While the international regatta calendar comes to a standstill due to cancellations - yesterday the Opti-Worlds on Lake Garda (July 2-11) and Kiel Week (June) were also postponed - the leisure sailors have to accept restrictions too : On Lake Constance, Germany, Austria and Switzerland have their harbours closed for non-residents. Public boat travel has stopped. The report. ----- Numerous harbours on the largest all-Swiss lake, the Lake Neuchâtel, interdict craning or maintenance work. The report. ----- Following the decisions of the Federal and Cantonal Governments, most Swiss sailing clubs remain closed until at least end of April.
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