The World Sailing Show >> Scuttlebutt Sailing News
The World Sailing Show delivers 30 minute episodes of news, profiles and race highlights from around the world of sailing.
The main part of the March episode returns to the Canary Islands for the Lanzarote International Regatta, where 360 sailors from six classes took to the water for eight days of regatta. High winds, even bigger waves and ever-rolling sea conditions made for interesting conditions, and as if that wasn’t enough of a challenge, dust storms from the Sahara took it to the next level just in time for the Medal Races.
The crews at SailGP Sydney were also exposed to extreme conditions. What was supposed to be sailing champagne in Sydney Harbor was marred by technical problems and turbulent storms that saw drama on and off the water. The only day of racing belonged to France and after being forced to abandon the event, the crews will try to recover ahead of the next round in New Zealand later this month.
World Sailing’s global women’s sailing festival, Steering the Course, is back for 2023. The World Sailing Show heads to Rio de Janeiro to attend Brazil’s first all-female coaching course, which brought 15 women from across the country together for five days to develop their coaching techniques, learn from each other on and off the water and show what is possible when sailing in Brazil.
Elsewhere is an in-depth look at the 14th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600, which saw 70 boats and 600 sailors from 30 countries previously completing a 600 nautical mile sprint around the islands of Antigua, St Kitts and Nevis, Anguilla, Montserrat and Guadeloupe graduated back in Antigua. After 31 hours of racing, only 11 seconds separated the first couple going home. The racers arrived the next day with just three non-finishers and are already looking forward to the next edition in February.
There is also a roundup from the world of sailing including the second in-port race of the Ocean Race in Cape Town, German boat builder Greenboats receives its 11th Hour Racing Sustainability Award, the iQFOiL World Series travels to Miyake-jima Island in Japan, The 44th Cup starts in Muscat and the second event of the GKA Kite World Tour heads to Salinas Del Rey, Colombia.
Next month, the World Sailing Show looks ahead to the Sailing World Cup in Palma, Mallorca, and the Ocean Race fleet tackles the longest leg in the history of the race.