May 22, 2019

GC32 Racing Tour @Sardegna 2019: Practice Race by Jesús Renedo

F18 Worlds 2019: Windrush Edges available for charter

Brett Burvill sent me some nice shots of his factory with several Edges ready to deliver at Costa Brava,  some charters will be also available for sale after the Worlds.
Links to 4 platforms available at our Classifieds section:

The Edge, know it's a winning platform with superior build quality. For sails also you have Max Puttman, Brett's racing partner,  with Nxt Gen sails, also designed & build in Australia, and the sails they both race on the Edge.

F18 Worlds will be held at Costa Brava in Spain. +120 entries already registered and plenty of contenders with Bundy, Brett & Max Puttman , current World Champs Danny & Kostas and many more. F18 Worlds web

Contact Brett for more details on the available Edges here:
"Hi Martin, I wanted to let you know I have some new boats ( 2 only left - Blue/ Blue and Orange/Orange) available still for charter or for sale before the event , fully rigged and ready to go with or without sails, also the other new boats we have sent to charter are available for sale after the event ".

Brett Burvill , Windrush .

Maserati MOD70 Ready for the first CA 500

Photo & Text sent by Negri Firman for Giovanni Soldini 
May 22nd, 2019 - Maserati Multi 70 and Giovanni Soldini in California for the first edition of the CA 500

The race will start from San Francisco on May 30th
The Italian Team is getting ready for the challenge against Argo and PowerPlay

Giovanni Soldini and Maserati Multi 70’s Team are in California, getting ready for the next challenge: the first edition of the CA 500, starting on May 30th at 13.00 local time (20.00 UTC and 22.00 Italian time). The CA 500 is the last event of the California Offshore Race Week, a series of races organized by the Encinal Yacht Club, the Monterey Peninsula Yacht Club, the Santa Barbara Yacht Club and the San Diego Yacht Club.

The CA 500 course, from San Francisco to San Diego, is approximately 500 miles long: after crossing the starting line, off San Francis Yacht Club, the fleet will have to leave Farallon Light to port before heading towards the finish line off San Diego.

This year for the first time the CA 500 has been added to the California Offshore Race Week. The series, born in 2016, includes 3 other races, with shorter courses: the Spinnaker Cup, the Coastal Cup and the SoCal 300.

There are 3 other boats entering the race alongside Maserati Multi 70: in the multihull category the American MOD 70 Argo, skippered by Jason Carroll, and the English MOD 70 PowerPlay, skippered by Peter Cunningham; in the monohull category Swan 461 Free.

This will be the first time Maserati Multi 70’s Team will compete against both MOD 70s, which it has already challenged individually: the Italian trimaran has raced against Argo during the RORC Caribbean 600 in February 2019; the Team has competed against PowerPlay during the Rolex Middle Sea Race, in October 2018, and during the RORC Transatlantic Race, in November 2018. Maserati Multi 70’s Team conquered Multihull Line Honours in all three regattas.

May 21, 2019

SailGP: F50s Versatilty & Margin of Error

Excellent video by Sail GP, focusing on the helms and showing great footage of the F50s and how can endure unexpected dropwdowns or helm / crew errors.
One of the main assets for Foiling Cats, do the AC75s will have this type of handling to continue racing no problem while ushing the limits?

May 20, 2019

A-Class NED, May 2019 : Heemskerk wins @Hellecat

Thanks Rob Klootwijk!
NED 007 - Mischa Heemskerk.
Topspeed 52 km!?
Published by Dutch A-division Catamarans Association 

All images courtesy of Clemens Dransfeld . Video by Rob Klootwijk published by the Dutch A-Class Assoc - Local A-Cat regatta at Hellecat in the Netherlands, local waters for the DNA Team. Mischa Heemskerk with 7 bullets out of 9 races followed by PJ Dwarshuis and Rutger Kirjger.

After a good Worlds for Mischa back in Australia vs an entire D3 Armada included Team TNZ with Ashby, Burling, Tuke plus Brewin , Bundy and others, the new F1x which was upgraded with new foils and t rudders seems to be reaching a good level of fine tuning. Not much on the results but the video published from the weekend by the Dutch Assoc fb page.
On the video, flat water indeed, but we've seen past footage of the same platform without much pitch stability.

Complete results only available at

2019 A-Cat Worlds will be held August 25-30 at Weymouth. Offcial web and registration available at

Volvo Nacra 17 Europeans 2019: Ben Saxton & Nikki Boniface, Champs

Worrell 1000 Reunion Race: Final Day

Photo by Robert L. Feldman - Final Day report  sent by Beverley J Simmons , Worrell 1000 Reunion Race Communications Director - More pics and info at
Worrell 1000 Reunion Race – Hatteras to the finish – Virginia Beach VA

17 years.
A lifetime for some, but for us, in the warmth of the family who gathered on the beach in Virginia to welcome the fleet, the hiatus was but a blink – a brief pause in the history of this grueling, harsh but beautiful experience. Originally conceived as simply a challenge between brothers, all three boats that started the Worrell 1000 Reunion Race, crossed the finish line in Virginia Beach under sunny skies and warm breezes. This was the culmination of 18 months of planning, plotting and careful consideration by a dedicated few that were certain that this style of off-shore beach catamaran racing still had a place in this world.

The morning in Kill Devil Hills saw the favorable southerly breeze forecast collapse. The Race Committee elected to start the race early as suspicions grew that the shaky forecast might presage a light-air, upwind slog of a leg in lumpy seas. The fleet spent 30 miles gently bobbing in a northerly zypher that belied the building breeze that would bring them home, spray-flying, on tired arms. Because the breeze built from the front of the fleet, there was an hour separation between the boats as they approached the finish. Team Australia “mastered the mild” to stretch their overall lead and hit the beach 1st to great accolade and cheers. Their elapsed leg time was 6h 50m 51s and an overall regatta time of 73h 37m 24s.

Team Cat in the Hat held firmly onto the 2nd place position and were greeted on the beach with equal gusto with the crowds that continued to grow in front of the Best Western in VA Beach. The elapsed time of their leg was 7h 51m 22s with an overall regatta time of 81h 49m 34s. Team TCDYC had fallen behind in the very light air experienced shortly after the start. However, the team maintained the gap once the breeze filled in from the north and carried their spinnaker confidently to the finish of the race and their 1st Worrell 1000. The elapsed time of their leg was 8h 49m 34s with an overall regatta time of 94h 57m 34s.

It seemed almost anti-climactic to see the boats quickly rolled from the ocean’s edge to the ramp off of the beach where teams quickly broke down their boats to pull them from the sands before the sun set. Sailors, officials, fans and lookers-on hustled the 2 blocks down the street to the Raven to enjoy great food, cold drinks and warm welcomes. A brief but heartfelt awards ceremony followed in a room festooned with Worrell memorabilia plastered on the windows, walls, doors and tabletops. Ardent and sincere gratitude was expressed continuously by each team and awardee that filled the room with a strong sense of family and comradery. The room erupted in cheers at the announcement of the next running of the Worrell – May 3rd, 2021.

With the bar emptied, the memorabilia packed away and the warm goodbye’s dispatched, there’s little left to do but to pack bags. We all felt a sense of bitter-sweet loss that we would not be gathering again the following morning. But we all knew – we WOULD see each other again….on the next start line…in South Florida.

Until then…Sail fast, take chances – keep the pointy end up.

May 18, 2019

Volvo Nacra 17 Europeans 2019: Day 6 Results

All images Drew Malcolm / Nacra 17 Class Assoc , more pics at -
Tough day for Tita & Banti on lighter winds, still on their series of bullets they maintain the first overall, but not a great gap now between them and the top 6. Anything can happen in the Medal Race tomorrow where points are scored x2. Check official report below results for more details.

Medal Race will be streamed live, we will embed the stream here in CSN.

Top ten , complete results at
Below results Official report sent by the Nacra 17 Class Assoc :

May 17, 2019

Volvo Nacra 17 Europeans 2019: Day 5 Results

Photo: Tita & Banti by Lloyd Iamges - Ruggero Tita & Caterina Banti aside having a 6th gear  they are also excellent sailors as well described byt the Live commentators today.
We are happy to see Lin Cenholt & Chritian Lubeck charging in second overall, the Danes were shutdown on an awful but legal tactic at the time a ticket to Rio 2016.
Third overall for local GBR crew John Gimson & Anna Burnet, lots of Brits in the top ten, showing a constant top level which we hope they can maintain for Tokyo 2020, these teams deserve a medal already counting past and current cycles.

4th overall for Mateo & Euge , two future champs and great kids, the best Arg sailing has to offer  for a solid long term future on multis along Dante Cittadini & Teresa Romairone, current Nacra 15 Youth Olympic Champs.

Watch Live Replay at

Top ten below , complete results and official event web at

America's Cup: AC75 foil arm testing successfully carried out at Persico Marine

Video & report sent by America's Cup media - More than interesting comments by Guillaume Verdier on the compromise to build a solid piece vs being too heavy to foil in light winds... reinventing the wheel, BUT, that's the way to innovate and go beyond, lets see if they can accomplish this goal on the raing racing course.
18th May 2019

The second round of structural testing of the one design AC75 foil arms has successfully been conducted at Persico Marine in Italy this week.

Comprehensive tests were undertaken over the course of three days, with more than 100 different load cycles applied to the foil arm and were the final step in the foil arm design and construction process which has been led by Luna Rossa Challenge. The focus can now turn towards completing the production of the foil arms before they are distributed to the teams, in preparation for the respective launches of their AC75s in the coming months.

The satisfactory result follows on from the first round of one design foil arm testing undertaken at

Volvo Nacra 17 Europeans 2019: Day 5 Live Stream

May 16, 2019

Volvo Nacra 17 Europeans 2019: Day 4 Results

Volvo Nacra 17 & 49er Europeans 2019 : Day 4 Live Stream for 49er fleet

Today is 49er & 49er Fx steam mainly. Nacra 17 current results & Day 3 report at

Worrell 1000 Reunion Race Day 10

Day 10 Report sent by Beverley J Simmons , Worrell 1000 Reunion Race Communications Director - More pics, info and live streams from the beach at
Worrell 1000 Reunion Race Day 10 – Wrightsville Beach, NC to Atlantic Beach, NC
The wind seemed steady, coming from the North – forecast was for 12 knots. The Skipper’s meeting was short – racers needed only to be at the line when the horn blew, as all boats completed the leg prior with little to no issues – again. Spirits were high that all was going to go well through the finish in Virginia. Not. So. Fast.

All three boats pushed off immediately at the final horn to commence the 68-mile leg to Atlantic Beach – It would be another upwind leg, with an anticipated downwind finish. The breeze had already started to drop – Teams Australia and TCDYC were double trapped and headed out, but by the time they reached the Northern pier 2 miles up shore, they were back on the boat, jockeying for

May 15, 2019

Volvo Nacra 17 Europeans 2019: Day 3

Powerful shot by Lloyd images from yesterday. Mateo Majdalani & Eugenia Bosco, the kids from Argentina are killing at the Europeans, sadly they wont have the chance to participate in Tokyo as an arrangement has been made with Lange.

Day 3, fleets currently racing, Race 7 done. Bullet for Tita & Banti and the other for the Arg kids above, Majdalani & Bosco.

Billy Besson & Marie Riou were doing quite well on the water but were assigned DPI penalty in the 3 races completed yesterday for not carrying a knife! Pity on the French crew trying to get back to rhythm.

Read official report with more details for Day 3  below results table.

Official event web with pics & results

Top ten after Day 3 & nine races:

Worrell 1000 Reunion Race: Day 9

Day 9 Report sent by Beverley J Simmons , Worrell 1000 Reunion Race Communications Director - More pics, info and live streams from the beach at
Worrell 1000 Reunion Race Day 9 – Surfside Beach, SC to Wrightsville Beach, NC
It was a beautiful, calm and cold morning. At least, it felt cold compared to the previous mornings on more Southerly shores. Winds were steady at 12 knots, from the NORTH – It would be an upwind leg for the majority of the 88-mile leg to Wrightsville Beach past Cape Fear. The forecast called for relatively calm seas, steady breezes and sunshine all day. The only possible snag? Frying Pan Shoals – a navigable line close to the shore was possible and the teams were all planning to try.

At 7:30am Team Texas (TCDYC) was already on the beach – They had enjoyed two, full legs

May 14, 2019

Volvo Nacra 17 Europeans 2019: Day 2

Worrell 1000 Reunion Race: Day 8

Report sent by Beverley J Simmons , Worrell 1000 Reunion Race Communications Director - More info and live streams from the beach at
Worrell 1000 Reunion Race Day 8 – Isle of Palms, SC to Surfside Beach, SC
It had been a long night. Team Cat in the Hat sustained significant damage to its boat. The port side hull had a 3-foot crack, the starboard hull had punctures, the trampoline needed to be resewn in multiple places. Team Australia also had to take the tramp completely off and find a shop for the repair. With the help of some local sailors, a loft was found to do the trampoline work – not an easy feat on a Sunday, let alone Mother’s Day. Brett White of Team Australia worked with folks from both damaged teams to do fiberglass work until three in the morning. The only team without repair work to be done was ironically – the one team that had major repairs done over the last 4 legs – and they were well aware of their good fortune.

At the Skipper’s meeting at 8am Monday – the Race Committee decided that closer inspection of all

May 13, 2019

Volvo Nacra 17 Europeans 2019: Day 1 Results

PWA Windsurf Foil @Yokosuka 2019: Day 4

Nacra 17 Europeans 2019: Shedule

Nacra 17 Europeans 2019 being held at Weymouth. Fleets currently racing in two groups. We'll update later check results at Nathan Outteridge returns while Waterhouse & Darmanin are not listed in R1 results , same for Lange & Carranza.

Nacra 17 Europeans Schedule:

- Monday 13 May 1055 Qualifying Races
- Tuesday 14 May 1055 Qualifying Races
- Wednesday 15 May 1055 Qualifying Races
- Thursday 16 May 1055 Qualifying or Fleet Races
- Friday 17 May 1055 Fleet Races
- Saturday 18 May 1055 Fleet Races
- Sunday 19 May 0955 Fleet Races
1500 Medal Races

Worrell 1000 Reunion Race: Day 7

Photo by Robert L Feldman more at Worrell 1000 reunion Race Fb. Day 7 Report sent by Beverley J Simmons , Worrell 1000 Reunion Race Communications Director
Worrell 1000 Reunion Race Day 7 – Tybee Island, GA to Isle of Palms, SC
With a scary forecast ahead, the Race Committee made the decision to start the race on time – 10am EST, for the leg from Tybee Island, GA to Isle Of Palms Beach, SC. The final horn sounded and all three teams pushed off into the low surf with speed and ease – All teams had kites up and were on their way within minutes of the beach launch. It would prove to be a Challenging day for the racers - a real mixed bag of weather. The day began with sunny skies and breezes of 10 knots – champagne sailing again? No. Mother Nature had a full line of thunderstorms planned. And she didn’t disappoint. 3 hours into the roughly 70-mile leg, the skies turned dark and pouring rain was clearly visible offshore.

The boats were being tracked with on-board SPOT trackers – satellite tracking units that send specific

May 11, 2019

Worrell 1000 Reunion Race: Lay Day

Report sent by Beverley J Simmons , Worrell 1000 Reunion Race Communications Director
Worrell 1000 Reunion Race Day 6 – Lay day in Tybee Island, GA (No Racing)
Teams are enjoying a well-earned day off from racing today. Needed maintenance and repairs are being completed in preparation for the 2nd half of the race. Many consider the first half to be merely a warm-up event for the more demanding conditions typical in the Carolinas. The Organizing Authority took advantage of the time to meet and discuss how things have gone so far, anticipated conditions, challenges ahead and the future of the race.

The forecast for the coming week calls for some wet & windy weather. Logistical planning includes the ferry rides on the outer banks and photo boats to catch some of the on-the-water action. Everyone is advised to have their foulies on stand-by. The last of the legs include:
Tybee Island to Isle of Palms, SC – 85 mile leg
Isle of Palms to Surfside Beach SC – 75 mile leg
Surfside to Wrightsville Beach, NC – 90 mile leg
Wrightsville to Atlantic Beach NC – 67 mile leg
Atlantic Beach to Hatteras, NC – 80 mile leg

Hatteras to Kill Devil Hills, NC – 72 mile leg
and the final leg – Kill Devil Hills to the finish at Virginia Beach, VA - 58 mile leg

Along the way, many Worrell Race fans have reached out wanting to be a part of the event. Media outlets in North & South Carolina plan to be at the start/finish beaches to cover the event for their local affiliates. Businesses at several checkpoints will be doing raffles, hosting parties and offering food & refreshments. Oceanfront9 ( out of Tidewater, VA will have a welcome celebration at the finish line and one of the event sponsors, The Raven Restaurant in Virginia Beach (, will play host to the Trophy Ceremony and final party.

The event will be streamed live via Facebook for the 1,000+ followers (and growing) to take virtual part in the festivities. There will also be an announcement regarding the one question people from around the world have been asking: Will there be another Worrell? Stay tuned to find out….
Beverley J Simmons

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May 9, 2019

Worrell 1000 Reunion Race: Official Daily Reports

Photo: Worrell 1000 Reunion Race, fb, more pics and Live streams:  -
Daily reports below sent by Beverley J Simmons , Worrell 1000 Reunion Race Communications Director . Official web
Worrell 1000 Reunion Daily Reports

Day 4
Worrell 1000 Reunion Race Leg 4 –Daytona Beach, FL to Jacksonville Beach, FL (approximately a 77 mile leg)

Excitement was high on the beach at Daytona, as all 3 boats were set for an on-time start, as late-
night repairs to team TCDYC’s boat were completed with the help of the Aussies and Team Cat in the Hat. It would be the first time since Leg 1 that all competitors pushed off at the sound of the final horn.

The forecast promised champagne sailing: 10-15 knots building throughout the day, sunny and warm. The surf at the start was nothing these veteran sailors couldn’t handle. The start from the previous morning had the Race Leader, Team Australia, delay their start at the horn to watch how team Cat in the Hat made it through. Not today – Both teams shoved off in a furious scramble with their ground crews shoving them through the first few layers of surf. But what about TCDYC? They opted for a 3-minute delayed start, not eager to push the freshly fixed boat. But – a 3-minute delay is far better than the 47-50 minute delays of the last two starts. They were all, kites up, on their way.

The race PRO drove the coastal road instead of the 95 – A few stops were made, as the racers could

May 8, 2019

Worrell 1000 reunion Race 2019 is On

Photo: Worrell 1000 Fb. More pics at Not much info available but below the links to follow the race.

Results overall & per stage:
Official web:
Live Tracking:

On number of entries restricting to Nacra F20 plus F18s maybe was not the best option, next year if done they might need to open to any performance cat like Marstrom 20, Tornado, Flying Phantom, Nacra Inter 20, F20FCS even Nacra 17 and focus mainly on the F18 , which is a Class born for Long Distance racing.  The FP & Nacra 20 FCS can be tough as you cannot fully raise both main foils.
But the Texel has also some crazy beach launches plus tricky roller coasters too.

A convertible F18 with 4pt foiling system a la A-Cat / N17 can also be a good option for an Open division on its versatility to sail both modes and the ability to fully raise main foils , like the foiling Nacra 17.
Of course filter crews on experience as they are doing now too.
Either way it is a tough race to enter and complete.

For those not knowing much of this legendary race , check video below:

May 7, 2019

AC36, American Magic Flight School: Figuring out the Foiling Monohull

Video sent by American Magic media -  Excellent footage by American Magic, they are doing an excellent job with their media release. Video includes foiling gybes, speed runs and sideway capsizes... The TNZ guys behind this concept are some genius no doubt, but this 2 point foiling monohull solution is simply unpractical to say the least, although with the info I have, the AC75 could be faster or more efficient and faster than the AC/F50s Cats.

I like Dean Barker's atittude in the video above, he goes something like : well this thing has it good aspects and some low points, but we are trying to figure out this concept the best way we can..
American Magic - Flight School May 7, 2019
With Pensacola excelling as a winter base for the test boat, American Magic sailors, designers and shore crew put the Mule through its paces. The groundbreaking foiling monohull proves itself to be a smooth and fast ride for the U.S. America’s Cup Challenger, while foreshadowing the full-size AC75 boats still to come."

Windsurf Formula Foil Europeans 2019: Ramon Pastor Maltas 1st

May 5, 2019

Sail GP San Francisco : Day 2 Live Stream

Sail GP San Francisco: Day 1

Screenshot for the Live racing. Outteridge / Team Japan reaching 45.3knots. The speeds were impressive, even 30knots max upwind. Smooth foiling tacks all over the place, San Francisco delivered great conditions letting the F50s to shine fully. Also some hard dropdowns from full flights with any consequence whatsoever. Lets see if the AC mono freaks can match the speed & handling Show the Sail GP squad offered yesterday. 

In terms of racing there were lead changes as Team GBR put plenty of pressure and drive,  but Team Japan & Nathan Outteridge ruled the Day.

Below official report by Sail GP. Where to watch Day 2
Additional info on how to watch stream and replay from yesterday:

Bay delivers on first day of San Francisco SailGP

Japan dominates in front of a sell-out crowd - Free race village open to public for final day

May 3, 2019

Sail GP San Francisco: Where to follow Live Streams

Photo by Sail GP Media.  Official web , for Live stream tomorrow check :
- Youtube
- Android & Apple apps : Download the SailGP APP today from the App Store or from the Google Play Store.

If you cannot install the Android app in your mobile or tablet (I couldn't two different ones...), install Bluestacks on your windows pc/ntbk and then install the SailGP app within Bluestacks.

Youtube Replay (Only for US & Canada... Check TOR Browser as alternative) : Here

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