| News for the Last 30 Days - Asia and the World
Hobie 16 World Championships - Challenging final day
By Hobie Cat Australasia, ,
1:50 PM Sat 15 Feb 2014 GMT
The Hobie 16 World Championships final day was today, 15th February 2014, and what a regatta it has been. We have seen all kinds of conditions, challenging the most steadfast sailors and today was no exception ...
World Match Racing Tour - Chicago Match Cup preview
By Chicago Match Race Center, ,
12:41 PM Sat 15 Feb 2014 GMT
Alpari World Match Racing Tour Chicago Match Cup, being held from September 17th to 21st 2014, will be hosted by Chicago Match Race Center. The action will be hot; twelve of the best teams in the world will compete for a prize purse of $75,000.00 ...
A-Class Worlds: Ashby delivers the goods on Day 4
By Kerry Ellis, ,
11:17 AM Sat 15 Feb 2014 GMT
.The stars of the fleet shone again on the world of A Class sailors today in race seven and eight of the 2014 A Class Catamaran World Championships.
To the relief of many after Thursday’s heavy slog the two races were sailed in excellent conditions with flat water and steady breeze. ...
A-Class Worlds: Away with the birds on Day 4
By Heather Forbes and Richard Gladwell, ,
10:39 AM Sat 15 Feb 2014 GMT
Winds hovered around the 10 knots mark for both races on Day 4 of the 2014 World Championship for the International A-Class catamarans.
Many of the sailors were forced to sail through a couple of thousand, of what were thought to be, Petrels sitting on the course ...
Gladwell's Line: The fantastic A-Cats *Feature
By Richard Gladwell, Sail-world.com/nz, ,
11:08 PM Fri 14 Feb 2014 GMT
This event is providing probably the most stunning racing ever seen in New Zealand. It has attracted a very classy field with many America’s Cup sailors, many A-Class World Champions, top designers – all sailing in the most spectacular international class world championship. There are at least five Olympic Medalists competing plus one AC72 helmsman. ...
Langkawi International Regatta Perdana - Solid wind on day 2 + Video
By Icarus Sailing Media, ,
8:02 PM Fri 14 Feb 2014 GMT
On day two in the 11th Langkawi International Regatta Perdana, the weather looked much more promising for racing than on day one. Sunshine, solid wind and three races were scheduled across the three courses. ...
EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour: Team Abu Dhabi to join in on the action
By Daphne Morgan Barnicoat, ,
3:01 PM Fri 14 Feb 2014 GMT
EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour is happy to confirm that Team Abu Dhabi from the UAE will take part as a special guest in the second inport race in the UAE capital tomorrow. The welcomed news follows Abu Dhabi Sailing and Yacht Club continued support for the event with the club taking full of advantage of the race coming to its shores. ...
It’s all about love at Garmin Etchells NSW Championship
By John Curnow, Gosford ,
1:58 PM Fri 14 Feb 2014 GMT
It was not hard to end up feeling the love for the Garmin Etchells NSW Championship being run out of Gosford. Yes it was Valentines Day, but that was not the reason. In fact, as you walked around the quay this morning, you may have felt a tension. It was not unrequited and certainly not inappropriate in this PC world. It was not quite fear, either, although many a sailor was moved to comment... ...
Hobie 16 World Championships – Top 56 finalists revealed
By Steve Fields: Hobie Cat Australasia, ,
10:17 AM Fri 14 Feb 2014 GMT
At the Hobie 16 World Championships, last night there were both cheers and tears as the fleet was cut and our 56 finalists were revealed. While there were commiserations for some, there wasn’t too much celebrating for our finalists as there was some pretty serious work to do this morning! It’s day one of the finals! ...
KFC Langkawi International Regatta Perdana day 1 + Video
By Fotis Georgopoulos, ,
4:52 AM Fri 14 Feb 2014 GMT
In Langkawi in north western Malaysia, more than 200 sailors from 19 clubs in the region are taking part in Malaysia’s main regatta, the Langkawai International Regatta Perdana, from February 13th to 16th. The sailors gathered early at Kedah Sailing Club to prepare their kit for the first day of racing. ...
Tight at top of leaderboard as Clipper Race passes half way mark
By Clipper Ventures, ,
3:45 AM Fri 14 Feb 2014 GMT
2013 - 14 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race- Just over one point now separates the top two teams as Henri Lloyd wins Race 8, The Old Pulteney Navigator Cup, into Singapore. ...
EFG Sailing Arabia The Tour 2014 - Teams arrive in Abu Dhabi
By Oman Sail, ,
2:04 PM Thu 13 Feb 2014 GMT
EFG Sailing Arabia The Tour 2014 - Today’s impressive speed by Team Delft Challenge – TU Delf is a reflection of just how much training this team of university students put in after their fourth place last year. They took the lead early on in the race from Doha to Abu Dhabi and maintained pace throughout the 159-mile leg. ...
Extreme Sailing Series - Teams reveal line-ups ahead of Act 1 + Video
By Extreme Sailing Series, ,
1:17 PM Thu 13 Feb 2014 GMT
Extreme Sailing Series anticipation that has been building around the first act will come to a head as the first starting gun is fired, starting four days of Stadium Racing on Singapore’s world-famous Marina Bay, 20th-23rd February. ...
Cruising on the Weta in the Hauraki Gulf
By Geoff Durham, Port Charlotte ,
11:54 AM Thu 13 Feb 2014 GMT
Geoff Durham, a keen Weta owner from Auckland, New Zealand talks about his last minute Weta cruise to Moturoa Island in the Hauraki Gulf last weekend:
Searching for a camping destination to sail to last week we settled on Motuora Island (6km east of Mahaurangi Harbour) and little did Lotte or I realize what a wonderful weekend our selected destination would provide! ...
Clipper Round The World Yacht Race fleet arrive in Singapore
By Ruth Harrington, ,
11:31 AM Thu 13 Feb 2014 GMT
Clipper Round The World Yacht Race 2013-14 – Race eight: The Old Pulteney Navigator Cup - part of the 16 stage Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - was particularly long and challenging due to unfavourable weather conditions which saw severe squalls, a water spout, stifling temperatures and wind holes frustrate the fleet. ...
A-Class Worlds: Carnage, Cartwheel and Capsizes on Day 3
By Heather Forbes, ,
11:25 AM Thu 13 Feb 2014 GMT
Winds of 18-20kts prevailed for both races sailed on Day 3 today of the 2014 A-Class Catamaran Worlds.
The upper limit for A Class racing is 22 knots so it was a day of carnage, cartwheels and chaos! ...
A-Class Worlds: Another clean sweep for Emirates Team NZ + Video
By Kerry Ellis, Takapuna, NZ ,
10:59 AM Thu 13 Feb 2014 GMT
Sailors from Emirates Team NZ dominated the third day of racing in the 2014 A-Class Catamaran World Championships, being held at Takapuna, Auckland.
Races 5 and 6 were sailed today in the heaviest conditions of the regatta thus far, the wind prior to the first race was gusting to 18.3 so the race committee waited for several big puffs to pass through before starting. Includes five minute video ...
Hobie 16 World Championships 2014 – Race for top 56
By Steve Fields: Hobie Cat Australasia, ,
9:48 AM Thu 13 Feb 2014 GMT
Hobie 16 World Championships 2014 - Day three. Tonight the fleet will be cut to the top 56 competitors all vying for glory in the Hobie 16 World Championships finals starting tomorrow. ...
Teams arrive in Singapore for Old Pulteney Navigator Cup
4:06 AM Thu 13 Feb 2014 GMT
Great Britain and OneDLL celebrated finishing in second and third places respectively on arrival in Singapore today, while victors of Race 8, Henri Lloyd will arrive tomorrow (Thursday 13 February) along with the rest of the Clipper Race fleet. ...
Mr Viggo Jacobsen, founder of IODA, turns 100 years young
By Jonas Døpping, Aarhus ,
10:37 PM Wed 12 Feb 2014 GMT
Viggo Jacobsen (the father of the Optimist Dinghy class) turns 100 on the 13th February 2014. The first Danish optimist dinghies sailed in Vordingborg, Hvidovre, and Roskilde. The first regatta for optimist dinghies took place in Vordingborg on the 24th April 1954, this was the beginning of the optimist dinghy era in Europe. ...
Kaenon Interviews: A - Class Worlds with Burling, Tuke and Davies *Feature
By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, Takapuna, NZ ,
8:35 PM Wed 12 Feb 2014 GMT
Sail-World's NZ Editor, Richard Gladwell talks with Peter Burling, Ray Davies and Blair Tuke who are part of the eight strong team all sponsored by Kaenon sunglasses at the 2014 A-Class Catamaran World Championships. ...
A-Class Worlds: Explosive action on Day 2
By Heather Forbes, Takapuna, NZ ,
7:00 PM Wed 12 Feb 2014 GMT
Although the winds were only moderate, the challenges of sailing foiling catamarans provided plenty of spectacle on the second race of racing at the World Champoionship for the A-class catamaran being sailed off Takapuna Beach, Auckland, NZ.
Race 3’s wind conditions were 15 to 20 knots. Nathan Outteridge provided explosive entertainment when his ‘Exploder’ was deliberately pulled over astern ...
A-Class Worlds: Emirates Team NZ has dream run on Day 2
By Kerry Ellis, ,
6:34 PM Wed 12 Feb 2014 GMT
The second day of racing in the A Class World Championships started in more wind than predicted, and certainly more than expected; today the breeze averaged 13 knots with puffs into the seventeens. Emirates Team New Zealand crew had a perfect start to the day with race one delivering a clean sweep from first to fourth ...
ISAF Match Race Rankings for 12th February 2014
By ISAF, ,
5:19 PM Wed 12 Feb 2014 GMT
In the ISAF Match Race Rankings, Taylor Canfield (ISV) and Lucy Macgregor (GBR) commence 2014 at the top of the field. ...
EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour: Messe Frankfurt Sailing Team in control
By Oman Sail, ,
4:19 PM Wed 12 Feb 2014 GMT
At EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour, the world-class crews competing enjoyed fast and fiercely competitive in-port racing with Messe Frankfurt Sailing Team sailing impeccably to win both inport races in off the coast of Qatar. ...