Malizia - Seaexplorer
Team Malizia Skipper Boris Herrmann gives an exclusive all-access tour of the brand new foiling IMOCA Malizia - Seaexplorer. The cutting-edge boat is the latest IMOCA to be designed and launched with The Ocean Race in mind, as well as doubling up as a single-handed boat for events like the Vendée Globe. The Ocean Race 2022-23 leg one starts from Alicante, Spain, on 15 January 2023. There will be two racing divisions, the foiling IMOCAs and one-design VO65s.
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Sail Grand Prix visited Plymouth, Great Britain this weekend. It was a mixed day for Team Canada, they won the first race then in race 2 they stuffed the bow coming around gate 4:
The 2022 Vic-Maui Race is underway. Vic-Maui runs every second year, starting in June or July off Victoria, British Columbia and finishing near Lahaina, Maui, a distance of approximately 2308 nautical miles.
The Globe40 is a double-handed round-the-world
Class40 sailboat race, the first leg from Tangier (Morocco) to Cape Verde starts today.
Follow the race.
The Class40 is a monohull dedicated to offshore racing. This boat has existed since 2004 as an intermediate oceanic boat, between the Mini 650 (6.50m) and the 60-foot Imoca (18.24m).
The second event of Season 3 started today in Chicago, U.S.A., near Navy Pier. Watch the race replay on the SailGP channel.
Vendée Arctique Shortened
For safety reasons the Vendée Arctique Les Sables d’Olonne race is shortened and stopped at the Iceland gate. After passing through the gate the solo sailors will seek shelter to escape a dangerous low pressure system which is bringing strong winds with gusts up to 60 knots and big seas. Charlie Dalin (Apiva) was first to arrive at the Iceland gate and has been declared the winner of the race.
Bermuda Race 2022
The NewPort Bermuda race is on! "From a ripping ebb tide to fog and thunder squalls, today’s start had solid winds for almost all classes."
Race to Alaska
Stage 1 of the Race to Alaska (R2AK) started on June 13, 2022, at 5:00 AM, in Port Townsend, Washington. The "The first stage is designed as a qualifier for the full race and as a stand-alone 40 mile sprint for people who just want to put their toe in". Stage 2 of the R2AK will begin on June 16, 2022, at noon in Victoria, BC.
The first event of SailGP Season 3 occurred in Hamilton, Bermuda, on May 14-15, 2022. Australia continued their winning streak with a victory,
beating Great Britain and Canada in the final race.
Canada SailGP Team is a new independent team this year, skippered by Phil Robertson. The next race will start on June 18 in Chicago, USA.
Vendée Arctique 2022
The Vendée Arctique Race started on June 12, 2022, 17:00 UTC.
Twenty-five Vendée Globe skippers left Les Sables d'Olonne (Spain) to sail around
Iceland, crossing the Arctic Circle, before returning to Les Sables d'Olonne to complete this 3,500 mile course - single-handed, non-stop and without assistance.
This is the first qualifying race for the Vendée Globe 2024.
Follow the boats on the race tracker here: http://vendeearctique.geovoile.com/2022/tracker/?lg=en
Stars Air Ambulance
Stars (Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service) is a charitable, non-profit organization that provides rapid and specialized emergency care and transportation for critically ill and injured patients. STARS operates from bases in Calgary, Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Regina, Saskatoon, and Winnipeg. Check out their YouTube channel.