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Books & Publications
Books & Publications – Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The ISAF Casebook is not only a valuable tool for Umpires and Juries, but also for regatta sailors wanting to groove their racing rules' skills. This document, re-edited every four years, treats over 100 cases and can be downloaded in pdf format or be ordered as hard-copy at ISAF.
Books & Publications – Saturday, December 22, 2012
As usual the Racing Rules of Sailing are reviewed every four years after the Olympic Regatta and amended based of the submissions received by ISAF and approved by Council on the recommendations of the Racing Rules Committee. The English version of the RRS can be downloaded already. Visit the US Sailing Store for the US editions and explanations by Dave Perry. The changes are minor and deal with items such as crossing the finish line or mark rounding. 'Rules in Practice' by Bryan Willis explains the new rules.
Books & Publications – Friday, October 12, 2012
Over the next weekend, the Sport Film Festival will take place in Monaco. Among the invited productions is the 14-minutes' film about the round-the-world-record of the maxi-trimarans 'Banque Populaire V'.
Books & Publications – Tuesday, October 12, 2010
The Velux 5 Oceans might only have five boats ready for next week's start (and hoping for a sixth to finish repairs in time), but so far more than 10,000 armchair skippers have signed up with Virtual Regatta for the virtual race. The possibility of winning cash prizes that total more than 10,000 Euros or nearly $14,000 surely helps. If you love sailing on your computer and want to compete against of thousands of other virtual skippers, this might be your ticket for the next few months. Fair warning: We have seen some pretty dedicated folks in other Virtual Regatta games, who have had multiple players on their team to man their vessel around the clock, so be prepared to put in some long hours if you want to be competitive. Sign up and get the briefing for the controls of boat and sails.
Books & Publications – Tuesday, September 28, 2010
The Volvo Ocean Race Game attracted 220,000 players during the 2008-2009 race and will be back next time in an expanded version with improved technical and tactical elements and an in-port race feature. The new version also is expected to include advanced weather and routing options and integrated social media, i.e. Twitter. The game will also be playable on social networks and smart phones. The overall winner of the race game last time around was Dutch player Powerof7, whose hard work won him a Volvo C30. The report and a place to sign up for the newsletter.