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Laser Standard World Championships - Battle lines drawn in Oman
By Daphne Morgan Barnicoat, ,
4:40 PM Tue 19 Nov 2013 GMT
At the 2013 Laser Standard World Championships, high stakes have grown even higher in Oman today after a day of close and merciless competition produced five winners in six races and added substance to Robert Scheidt’s tireless pursuit of another Olympic gold. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Dongfeng recruitment campaign underway
By Team Dongfeng, ,
3:46 PM Tue 19 Nov 2013 GMT
Just one week following the official announcement of Team Dongfeng, the new Chinese entry in the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 that is backed by Dongfeng Commercial Vehicle Company, the recruitment campaign was started. Since then applications have been arriving thick and fast for both the International spots in the team and for the Chinese sailors. ...
Clipper Round the World - Race to Western Australian heats up
By Clipper Ventures, ,
12:48 PM Tue 19 Nov 2013 GMT
On Day 15 of Race 4 of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 2013-14 OneDLL, GREAT Britain, Invest Africa and Switzerland are sailing with determination and the crew members on Qingdao know they need to work hard to retain a podium spot in this race. ...
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race crew face hurricane force gusts
By Ruth Harrington, ,
11:31 AM Tue 19 Nov 2013 GMT
The 2013-14 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race crew are mostly amateur, but the conditions they are continuing to face in Race 4 are anything but. Their tough Southern Ocean education reached a powerful new level in this second week as hurricane force gusts of up to 130 knots tore through the fleet. ...
World Yacht Racing Forum to feature world class speaker line-up
By Sally Corander, ,
11:22 AM Tue 19 Nov 2013 GMT
The World Yacht Racing Forum (WYRF), now in its sixth year, is supported by Brandspot and includes new, exciting features and a world class speaker line-up. ...
Tom Slingsby – on the America’s Cup (Part I)
By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team,
9:21 AM Tue 19 Nov 2013 GMT
Olympic Gold Medallist and Oracle Team USA 34th AC strategist Tom Slingsby confirmed to Sail-World last week that he will return to Oracle Team USA when it mounts its defense of the 35th America’s Cup.
Sail-World talked at length with Tom in recent weeks. Here is the first part of our three part interview series with him. ...
Laser Standard World Championship day 2
By Lisa Hynes,
8:07 AM Tue 19 Nov 2013 GMT
At the 2013 Laser Standard World Championships in Oman, Robert Scheidt sounded a warning to his Rio 2016 rivals today with an emphatic win, which moved him five places up the leaderboard into second place. ...
Raja Muda 2013 – race 2 – A classic south-of-Penang hole
By Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Penang, Malaysia ,
7:18 AM Tue 19 Nov 2013 GMT
With some crews evidently in recuperation mode after the previous evening’s prizegiving party, it rather looked as if the breeze had been at the bash as well. All starts were slightly delayed, and classes 5 and 6 had their start position moved out of the lee of Pulau Pangkor into the beginning of a breeze from 320? - exactly the direction of Penang. ...
Transat Jacques Vabre - Oman Air-Musandam crosses finish line
By Oman Sail, ,
3:08 AM Tue 19 Nov 2013 GMT
After a 5,968 nautical mile match race across the Atlantic Ocean, Oman Air-Musandam’s skipper Sidney Gavignet (FRA) and co skipper Damian Foxall (IRL) crossed the Transat Jacques Vabre finish line in Itajaii, Brasil, at 23:04:09 CET on 18 November in second place, just 5 hours and 15 seconds behind Edmond de Rothschild’s Sebastien Josse and Charles Caudrelier after 11 days, 10 hours, 4 minutes and ...
America's Cup: The Comeback - Video
1:43 AM Tue 19 Nov 2013 GMT
Oracle Team USA, winners of the 34th America's Cup present a video compilation of the team's comeback to win one of the closest regattas in America's Cup regatta.
Duration over 9 minutes.
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Official launch November 26
By Jennifer Crooks, ,
10:10 PM Mon 18 Nov 2013 GMT
The official launch of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2013 is set to take place next Tuesday, 26 November 2013, at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, Rushcutters Bay, Sydney. The launch will mark just one calendar month until the Boxing Day start of one of the world’s most famous yacht races. ...
Mini Transat - Tumbling along the coast of Lanzarote
By Solene Rennuit, ,
8:16 PM Mon 18 Nov 2013 GMT
In the Mini Transat, its a grand parade in front of Puerto Calero. One after the other, the Minis tumble along the coast of Lanzarote before making their final choice of route across the Canary Islands. Head south as soon as possible like Giancarlo Pedote (Prysmian) and Aymeric Belloir or stick with the rhumb line like Benoit Marie (benoitmarie.com) and Justine Mettraux (TeamWork). ...
Transat Jacques Vabre victory for Edmond de Rothschild
By Kate Jennings, ,
7:03 PM Mon 18 Nov 2013 GMT
Claiming the win, Sébastien Josse and Charles Caudrelier crossed the finish line of the Transat Jacques Vabre in Itajaí (Brazil) this Monday at 17h03’54’’ (GMT) after 11 days, five hours, three minutes and 54 seconds of racing. Leading since leaving Le Havre, the trimaran Edmond de Rothschild won this sprint across the Atlantic at what proved to be a hellish pace. ...
RC44 Championship Tour - Trio of titles up for grabs in Puerto Calero
By Jo Grindley, ,
6:24 PM Mon 18 Nov 2013 GMT
The final leg of the 2013 RC44 Championship Tour is set to take place in Puerto Calero, Lanzarote from the 20 – 24 November. With three titles are up for grabs, the 15 competing teams will be fighting it out to be crowned RC44 World Champion, with the RC44 Championship Tour and Match Racing titles still to be decided. ...
Gill signs on as naming rights sponsor to Melges 24 World Championship
By Gill Marine Media, ,
5:33 PM Mon 18 Nov 2013 GMT
With entries pouring in from around the World, the forthcoming Melges 24 World Championship received an extra boost recently with the signing on of leading technical sailing clothing brand, Gill as the naming rights sponsor for the World Championship set to be held at Geelong Victoria in January 2014. ...
Laser Standard World Championships - Scheidt sounds warning to rivals
By Daphne Morgan Barnicoat, Oman Sail,
4:44 PM Mon 18 Nov 2013 GMT
At the 2013 Laser Standard World Championships in Oman, Robert Scheidt sounded a warning to his Rio 2016 rivals today with an emphatic win which moved him five places up the leaderboard into second place. ...
A-Class Worlds: 64 entries and counting down to February 2014
9:58 AM Mon 18 Nov 2013 GMT
Sailing Events Takapuna are proud to present the 2014 A Class Catamaran World Championships and Nationals as sanctioned by the IACA in February 2014.
The event will be held at the picturesque Takapuna Boating Club right on the foreshore of Takapuna Beach on Auckland’s North Shore from the fifth to the 16th February. ...
Clipper Round the World day 14: Wind down, sun out and sky clear
By Clipper Ventures, ,
9:56 AM Mon 18 Nov 2013 GMT
At the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, conditions have eased considerably for the teams since the latest storm. The wind is down, the sun is out and the sky is clear, giving the Southern Ocean a very different personality. ...
Laser World Championship: Perfect sailing conditions on day 1
By Lisa Hynes, ,
7:50 AM Mon 18 Nov 2013 GMT
In the Laser World Championships 2013, the 130 competitors from 51 countries enjoyed perfect sailing conditions on day one of the event - winds of between 15 and 18 knots, waves were 1.5 metres high, the sun shone. The favorites did well today with Britain’s Nick Thompson at the top of the leader board at the end of day one ...
Extreme Sailing Series - The Wave, Muscat crowned champion
By Oman Sail, ,
6:00 AM Mon 18 Nov 2013 GMT
In a thrilling final race on Sunday, Oman’s The Wave, Muscat won the 2013 Extreme Sailing Series championship for the second year running! ...
2013 Extreme Sailing Series - The Wave, Muscat clinch crown
By Extreme Sailing Series, ,
3:26 AM Mon 18 Nov 2013 GMT
The Wave, Muscat clinched victory in the 2013 Extreme Sailing Series™ in Florianopolis presented by Land Rover, in one of the closest ever-final races in the seven-year history of the Series. Under a brilliant Brazilian sunshine with a perfect 10 knots of breeze, Leigh McMillan, Ed Smyth, Pete Greenhalgh, Hashim Al Rashidi and Musab Al Hadi were leading the fleet as they went into the final. ...
The Monsoon Cup: Receives valuable support from NSC
By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, ,
2:49 AM Mon 18 Nov 2013 GMT
The sixth and final stage of the 2013 Alpari World Match Racing Tour – the Monsoon Cup and the sport of sailing in Malaysia has received valuable support from the Malaysian Ministry of Youth and Sports and the National Sports Council (NSC) following an announcement to launch a series of development programs starting next year aimed at producing world class sailors from the country. ...
Laser Standard World Championships - Promising start from Thompson
By Oman Sail, ,
4:20 PM Sun 17 Nov 2013 GMT
British sailor Nick Thompson has never won a major Laser event but today he revelled in the superb breeze at Mussanah Sports City, Oman to get his 2013 Laser Standard World Championships off to a promising start after the opening two races. ...
Laser World Sailing Championships - Top ranked sailors compete
By Lisa Hynes, ,
3:53 PM Sun 17 Nov 2013 GMT
A star studded fleet of Laser sailors have arrived in the Sultanate of Oman for the Laser Standard Men’s World’s Championships which started today, November 17th. 48 of the 50 top ranked sailors in the world are competing at what is Oman’s first ever sailing world championships. ...
Extreme Sailing Series - SAP Extreme Sailing Team recovers
By Sarah Branson,
2:00 PM Sun 17 Nov 2013 GMT
On the penultimate day of racing for this Extreme Sailing Series 2013, after the dramatic capsize yesterday afternoon, the SAP Extreme Sailing Team worked with impressive speed to de-rig the boat and tow it in off the water. ...
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