Three weeks ago, the Australian Institute of Sport unveiled a three-stage process for the resumption of community sport. Stage Two, which allowed the commencement of predominantly non-contact outdoor sports involving fewer than 10 people, effectively gave the green light for sailing to recommence – with accompanying social-distancing protocols. That also enabled sailing clubs that had been working on Return to Sailing plans with the assistance of Australian Sailing to press the button on the phased re-introduction of competitive sailing for their keelboat fleets. In Sydney, at least, the process is being done in a consistent and coordinated manner with the cooperation of the region’s major clubs. The Commodores of MHYC, CYCA, RSYS, RANSA, RPAYC, RMYCBB, SASC, MYC and RPEYC have been meeting weekly with Australian Sailing and have mapped out a safe pathway for all classes and types of sailing. more info check> https://www.sailsmagazine.com.au/unlock-the-gates/
Entries are now open for 2020’s 628-nautical-mile challenge, with the just-launched documentation encouraging the usual brigade of sailors – plus a whole new pool of talent – to join the adventure. The Notice of Race for the 2020 Rolex Sydney Hobart, the 76th running of the Race, has been released. Owners and Charterers are encouraged to enter the Cruising Yacht Club Of Australia's famous blue-ribbon event. A fresh fleet of adventurers look set to sail to Hobart, too, following the introduction of a two-handed division in the race for the first time. Interest will also be high in the ever-increasing number of women participants, supporters and fans, with the 2020 race marking 75 years of female participation in the race Read more at https://bit.ly/2TKeYwK
Tras 38 años ininterrumpidos de celebración de una de las mayores competiciones de vela del mundo, 2020 pasará a la historia por el aplazamiento de la 39ª edición de la Copa del Rey MAPFRE por “responsabilidad sanitaria”. Desde que la pandemia de la COVID-19 obligó a tomar fuertes medidas restrictivas sociales y deportivas, la “responsabilidad sanitaria” siempre ha sido el principal punto de mira del Comité Organizador, presidido por Emerico Fuster. Un evento como la Copa del Rey MAPFRE, con unas cifras de participación superiores a 2.000 deportistas de más de 30 países y más de 3.000 personas diarias asistiendo a la competición, tanto en el mar como en tierra, tiene que hacer prevalecer la responsabilidad sanitaria por encima de cualquier interés deportivo o social. Emerico Fuster, presidente del Real Club Náutico de Palma y del Comité Organizador de la Copa del Rey MAPFRE, ha querido matizar que “para nosotros, tanto como club como organización y tras 38 años ininterrumpidos de celebración, ésta ha sido una decisión muy dura de tomar pero en nuestra mente, ante todo, siempre ha estado garantizar la salud de nuestros socios, nuestros empleados, los deportistas y todos los invitados de la Copa del Rey MAPFRE”. Emerico, ya con la visión puesta en el año que viene, ha remarcado que “el aplazamiento de la 39ª edición a 2021 nos hace pensar ya en el próximo año, para que entre todos podamos celebrar esta edición con más ganas que nunca. Sin duda 2021 será un momento especial que nos hará recordar la responsabilidad como sociedad ante un problema sanitario mundial que entre todos, espero, habremos conseguido superar”. Fotos: © María Muiña/Copa del Rey MAPFRE ---- © Nico Martínez/Copa del Rey MAPFRE
Team New Zealand judged their return to the water on Thursday a success as they resumed testing and development, using their social distancing alarm devices. The America’s Cup defenders had their boatbuilders back in action on Tuesday as a return to level 3 eased working restrictions introduced to guard against the coronavirus pandemic. Now desperately behind with their plans following the five-week lockdown at level 4 they have sought advice from the government and Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment to get back on the water. The got clearance from the coast guard and the harbour master. Team New Zealand sent a crew of four out on their scaled down test boat Te Kahu. They reduced their staff on support boats. The sailors were wearing the new safety devices that have been developed over the last two weeks with the technology partner, Dunedin-based Igtimi. The battle against Covid-19 has sparked an impromptu technical innovation with their technology partner Zealand and Igtimi, a GPS tracking and big data company based in Dunedin, to create personal separation and contact tracing tags that sends out an alarm when the wearer is too close to a colleague. An ultra wide band positioning system of personal tags was developed that accurately measures the distance between people. Worn by team member, the tags are programmed to react by flashing, beeping and vibrating when a pre-programmed perimetre is intersected. The interactions between the two tags (or people) are then logged for contact tracing purposes. More info & video
The leading annual conference for the business of sailing and yacht racing is currently scheduled to take place on November 23-24 in Portsmouth, UK. The 13th edition of the Forum will provide an opportunity to network, debate the future of the sport and make business. • The sports' leading personalities will be present on stage to share their views.• Sailing events, Yacht clubs and Federations will grab the opportunity to promote their venue and the events they organise.• The sports' leading brands will exhibit their latest innovations.
Due to the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic that is hitting the world so hard, the Rolex Capri Sailing Week Organizing Authority, in agreement with Italian Sailing Federation, ORC and the International Maxi Association, has decided to postpone the Regatta to the 2021 edition, with the following schedule: Maxi Yacht Capri Trophy: May 11th - 14th, 2021 ORC European Championship: May 15th - 21st, 2021 Regata dei Tre Golfi (160 miles long-distance race): start from Naples at midnight on May 15th, 2021 The Organizers are deeply thankful to all owners and crews entered in the event this year. With more than 180 pre-entries from over 25 countries, the 2020 Rolex Capri Sailing Week would certainly have been a record edition. Confident in everyone's support in making this tough decision, the organizers offer each participant to choose between: - full reimbursement of the entry fee- or roll the entry fee forward to the 2021 edition, and thus have guaranteed berthing in the Capri Marina www.rolexcaprisailingweek.com/en
Good news from the market The racing-yachts team is happy to inform you that the Ker 11.3 has been sold in a weeks time. We wish the new owner all the best with his great boat and we hope he can hit the water soon! Contact us if you like to sell your yacht!
In the storm of all cancellations it is nice to have a confirmation for a race! In an agreement between the Clube Naval de Cascais and the M32 International Class Association, it was confirmed the 2021 M32 World Championship will be sailed in Cascais in October. In addition, Cascais will also host one of the European Series events already in August this year. Club President Gonçalo Esteves says, "For Clube Naval de Cascais it's a great honor to host in Cascais M32. In a year where everything is singular and in a year that most of the sports events will be canceled, we are very delighted to receive the M32 Class association in Cascais. Here in Cascais, we have been capable of hosting the majority of the important one design circuits in the world, and M32 will fit in our requirements." In addition to the World Championship, Cascais will host one of the stops of the European Series already this year in August. This will be a great opportunity for the teams to get to know the waters of next year's Worlds, and test the different race area options. " M32 World Championships 2021 - Cascais, Portugal - Scheduled for October 2020 - Miami, USA - Scheduled for November 16-22 2019 - Riva del Garda, Italy - Winners: Overall AND Corinthian Don Wilson USA, Convexity 2018 - Chicago, USA - Winners: Overall Phil Robertson NZL, China One Ningbo. Corinthian Rick DeVos, USA, REV 2017 - Marstrand, Sweden - Winners: Overall Phil Robertson NZL, China One Ningbo. Corinthian Don Wilson USA, Convexity Full results at m32world.com/results-archive/ M32 European Series 2020 May 22-24 - Euro 1 Sanremo, Italy June 12-14 - Euro 2 Amsterdam, Holland July 10-12 Euro 3 Marstrand, Sweden August 7-9 - Euro 4 Cascais, Portugal September 4-6 Euro 5 and European Championship Lake Garda, Italy Full schedule at m32world.com/calendar/
The Bermuda Race Organizing Committee (BROC) has cancelled the 2020 Newport Bermuda Race due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The biennial race, founded in 1906, had 200 entries and was due to start for the 52nd time on June 19. The driving factor in the decision was reducing the risk of exposure to competitors and the community. Preparing boats for an offshore race takes time, commitment, and logistics that may expose communities and families unnecessarily. Sailing offshore may result in contact with asymptomatic infected shipmates during the race and could adversely affect the Bermudian population at the conclusion of the race. The next edition of the Newport Bermuda Race is scheduled to begin on June 17th, 2022. TP52 Invictus footage from the 2012 edition