Apr 20, 2019

Apr 19, 2019

Nacra 17 WCup Series @Genoa 2019: Day 5 Results

All photos © Sailing Energy / World Sailing -- A reasonable set of races for the day were completed at Genoa for the Nacra 17 Fleet, four for each group. Saxton & Boniface continue with their overall lead, Martinez & Maslivets second and Zajac & Mats third overall. Tita & Banti as had a great recovery today 3,3,3 & 2 climbing to 5th overall from a +20th from yesterday.

Tomorrow top ten will enter the Medal Race.

Review today's track gps replay at SAP Sailing site.
Top ten below  after 7 Races for both fleets. Complete overall results available here

Apr 18, 2019

Nacra 17 WCup Series @Genoa 2019: Day 4 Results

Les Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille 2019: Day 3

Nacra 17 WCup Series @Genoa 2019: Day 4

After two days of no wind, the Nacra 17 fleet is trying to complete some races at Genoa. Later more updates & pics.

Follow live tracking at SAP Sailing.
Current results here.

Apr 14, 2019

Worrell 1000 reunion Race: Schedule Defined

Press Notice below sent by Worrell 1000 Reunion Race. A bit of history on the Race by John Williams here.  John also has a sponsor on the table for an experienced crew to jump in and participate. Contact John at :

Board/Directors and Event Coordinators can be reached at: worrell1000@gmail.com
Event Website: 
Worrell 1000 Reunion Race Press Notice, 13 April 2019

The Organizing Authority for the Worrell 1000 Reunion Race has confirmed that all planning is complete, and the fleet will depart from the Hollywood Beach Marriott checkpoint in South Florida on schedule, 06 May 2019, with the first warning signal at 0955 hours.

After years of effort by several different groups to resurrect the iconic 1000-mile race, a collective of former teams, sponsors, sailors and enthusiasts has succeeded in the improbable; a small fleet of beach catamaran sailors will face the Atlantic’s harshest challenge.

“Frankly, these teams are focused more on making it to the finish than just beating each other,” said John Williams, a former team manager and this year’s Principal Race Officer following a meeting with the volunteer event officials. “There will be plenty of moments when they’re eye to eye, on the beach or ripping along a rhumb line, and their focus is on coaxing that last half-knot of speed from the sails. But there’s another layer. They all want each other to finish.”

Stopping along the course at a dozen beach towns for mandatory checkpoints, the team with the lowest overall elapsed time wins when they come ashore in Virginia Beach. Two weeks of exposure to the elements demands sailors protect themselves from the relentless sun, summer thunderstorms, pounding surf and the constant possibility of injury. “We place the health and safety of our competitors at the forefront of our planning,” said Beverley Simmons, the Communications Director for the event and an accomplished sailor in her own right. “We have daily inspections of the various gear each team is required to have; flares, radio and cell phone comms, US Coast Guard approved floatation, strobe, GPS and more. On top of all that, we have active satellite trackers on each boat so we know where they are throughout the course.”

Spectators are welcome at each checkpoint, and tracking devices will be viewable by the public via a link on the event website at www.worrell1000race.com.

"The Worrell 1000 Reunion Race” is an offshore long distance beach catamaran sailboat race to be held in May 2019 in the waters between Florida and Virginia Beach, VA. The race will cover approximately 1000 miles with stops at multiple locations along the East Coast of the United States. Inquiries for more information can be forwarded to OA@worrell1000race.org.

Apr 8, 2019

F18 Worlds 2019 @Costa Brava: 100 entries confirmed & Bundock is Back

Photo: Bundy & young Henri Demesmaeker. - In the Catsailing World we can discuss and argue about many things, but only one thing is given and a certain fact, everybody likes Darren Bundock.

Bundy was and still is our idol and a great guy too. We've praised him many times here in CSN ,  we also encouraged him to get back to the A-Cat once they started foiling.
Now with the new F18 faster mode and DS mainsails plus new boats it was time to tell Bundy he might want to do a comeback to the Formula 18 so I invited him to race 2019 Worlds at Costa Brava, a perfect venue to return, with Jakub we offered him a Scorpion and he replied if calendar allowed he would try to attend.

Bundy is busy now coaching for the Australian N17 & N15 teams, after great career in the Olympics Tornado and F18 plus an Americas Cup on the shelve he continues to perform at top level in the flying A-Cats. Speaking on leaving a mark in the sport, I cannot conceive a better way to do it: You win everything and let others to learn from your know how and experience as coach. Some others should follow suit.

I told him he will enjoy the new updated F18 platforms, and it seems he accepted the "challenge", Bundock is already registered with his coachee Conor Nicholas for Costa Brava Worlds in June along other 100 participants. He will compete against the current Nr 1 F18 crew, his former Tornado pals Paschalidis & Trigonis, Gavin Colby, another Legend like Mitch Booth , the mighty Australian pack led by Burvill & Puttman and with former protege Henri Demesmaeker, who is a grown up by now. Henri had an excellent 2018 Europeans at same venue, with 3 bullets and a podium miss on a protest.

Bundy will race vs long time competitors and new stars. All is set for a great F18 Class Worlds, event to be held June 27th to July 4th at Ballena Alegre, Costa Brava, Spain.

Great news for the Class having Bundock on board once more. He is the Nr 1 F18 World Title holder with 4 : 2004 (Ahby) , 2005 (Ashby) , 2007(Ashby), 2011 (van Leeuwen). Titles list at the F18 Int Class Assoc web: f18-international.org/hall-of-fame/

2019 F18 Worlds offcial web & Entry Lista available here: http://cvballena-alegre.sailti.com/en/default/races/race-inscriptions/text/f18-world-championship-2019-en

Apr 6, 2019

Nacra 17 @Trofeo Princesa Sofia 2019. Final Day: No Medal Race.

Quick update: No medal race was held for the Nacra 17 fleet due to high seas and +25 knots, results remain as yesterday: catsailingnews.com/2019/04/nacra-17-trofeo-princesa-sofia-2019-day_5.html