2015 49er and 49erFX European Championships - Day 2
2015 49er and 49erFX European Championships - Day 2
Jorge Lima and José Costa have claimed an early lead in the 49er European Championships on home waters in Porto, the second city of Portugal. With the 79-boat fleet split into three qualifying divisions for the first three days of competition, the inshore course favoured the right-hand side strongly throughout the day, especially so in light airs that never exceeded eight knots.
2015 Laser World Championship - Tricky day 6
The day began with strong winds of 15 knots from the south. As the day progressed the wind lowered to eight knots, and kept competitors on their toes with tricky conditions and shifting winds.
2015 Transatlantic Race – Gales and flat calms in the Atlantic
2015 Transatlantic Race – On board the Class 40 Amhas, doublehanded crew Mackenzie Davis and Brian Harris have been forced to retire with mast issues.
2015 J70 World Championship – Practice race images by Chris Howell
2015 J70 World Championship France – Practice race images by Chris Howell
Marblehead to Halifax Race - US. Line Honours winner
An American racer has claimed the honour of being first over the finish line in this year's Steele Auto Group Marblehead to Halifax Ocean Race 2015. 'Spookie', a Carkeek HP 40 was the first boat across the line in Halifax at 18:34:25 Tuesday, July 7. 'Spookie' is owned by Steve and Heidi Benjamin of Norwalk, Conn.
Volvo Ocean Race – Jacobsen's awesome Abu Dhabi mast jump + Video
Volvo Ocean Race – Nick Jacobsen has jumped from racing yacht Azzam's 30-meter (98 feet) mast. The sailing team had just conquered the race, in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Nacra 17 Worlds - Big breeze hits on second day of Qualifying
Nacra 17 Class
2015 Nacra 17 World Championship – In stark contrast to yesterday’s calm and sunny weather which kept the sailors ashore for the entire day, today’s weather threatened the sailors with another day on land with a wind speed of up to 30 knots and wind gusts even little higher.
Volvo Ocean Race - Virtual regatta winner announced
Volvo Ocean Race
Volvo Ocean Race - Patrick’s prize for his success, which like Walker’s demanded huge dedication from October to June, is an IWC Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph Ocean Racer timepiece worth €12,500.
2015 49er European Championships - Stunning day in Porto + Video
The sun rose, sailors rigged, and the 2015 49er & 49erFX European Championship started on time under blue skies, light winds, and fair swell. Two fleet of the worlds best skiff sailors took to the water to compete in the 49erFX, witht the men’s 49er scheduled to start the following day.
Southern Spars’ Director and super yacht specialist moves to London
Paul MacDonald, a director at Southern Spars, specialising in superyacht sales, is relocating from the company’s Auckland office to London, UK. By moving north, MacDonald will be closer to many of Southern Spars valued clients, improving the service that the company offers to its many European based customers. There will be a very senior member of staff on hand to meet with clients at short notice
2015 SB20 World Championships - Challenging Day 1
The highly international Trentino SB20 World Championships kicked off in Torbole, Lake Garda today with three races completed in demanding conditions.
US Youth Championships - Nation’s top young sailors to compete
From the Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover, to the ICSA College Sailing National Championships, the state of Rhode Island has featured an impressive line-up of sailing’s top racing events in 2015. Over 160 of the top young sailors in the country will embark on the Ocean State for the 2015 U.S. Youth Sailing Championships, the pinnacle event for youth sailors under 20 in the U.S.
2015 Laser World Championship - Day 5
2015 Laser World Championship - The winds were light today and not enough for world championship racing. Forecast is looking better for tomorrow and three races are scheduled. The 158 competitors from 63 nations have been split into Gold, Silver and Bronze flights based on their results in the qualifying series.
2015 Caribbean Dinghy Championships host announced
Caribbean Sailing Association
Caribbean teams will compete for the title of Caribbean Dinghy Champion in Club Nautico de San Juan (CNSJ), Puerto Rico on October 16-18, 2015.
2015 Transatlantic Race – Boats are in hot pursuit
2015 Transatlantic Race – Comanche, Rambler 88, Phaedo3 and Paradox – the four fastest boats – are now in hot pursuit of the remainder of the fleet.
Changes ahead for World Sailing - Interview with new ISAF CEO.
Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team
Last week ISAF announced the appointment of a new CEO, Peter Sowrey. He is not a long time ISAF face, as his predecessor Jerome Pels was, little is known of him in the wider sailing world.
2015 Transatlantic Race - Phaedo3 - Next stop Cowes + Video
Lloyd Thornburg’s Phadeo3 is fully powered up and already pulling away from some of the fastest race-boats in the world including the 100-foot long monohull Comanche, 88-foot Rambler 88, and the 63-foot trimaran Paradox
2015 Marblehead to Halifax Ocean Race - Images by Leighton O'Connor
Photographer Leighton O'Connor provided these images from 2015 Marblehead to Halifax Ocean Race.
Transatlantic Race 2015 - Third start images by George Bekris
Photographer George Bekris was on water to capture these images from Transatlantic Race 2015.
2015 Transatlantic Race - Halfway Back to the old country
Passing the eastern extremity of Point Alpha, the ice exclusion zone, yesterday evening, Mariette of 1915 has passed the halfway stage of the Transatlantic Race 2015 between Newport, R.I., and southwest England’s Lizard Point. The 138-foot long gaff schooner continues to make good progress, despite enduring gale force westerlies to the south of a fast moving depression.