| News for the Last 30 Days - Asia and the World
Airlie Beach Race Week - New Zealand entry takes numbers to 100
By Tracey Johnstone, Airlie Beach ,
8:52 PM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
The New Zealand boat Bullrush is the 100th entry in this year’s Vision Surveys 25th Airlie Beach Race Week being held from eighth to 15th August 2014. ...
PWA Pozo World Cup - Ezzy and Juban claim main draw spots
By Chris Yates, ,
8:02 PM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
The last race of the men’s trials was finally completed on day four of the PWA Gran Canaria Wind and Waves Festival. After waiting for the majority of the day Pozo produced a small window of competable waves accompanied by strong winds at 4pm. ...
Landsailing World Championship - Action continues in the desert +Video
By Erik Simonson, Pressure-Drop.US, Smith Creek Playa ,
5:25 PM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
On July 15th, John Eisenlohr, from tiny Lakeside, Montana prevailed in the intensely competitive 5.6 Mini Yacht class that comprised the first phase of the 14th Landsailing World Championship being held at the remote site of Smith Creek Playa, near Austin in Northern Nevada. ...
ISAF Youth Worlds - Penultimate day could see medals decided + Video
By Daniel Smith, ISAF, ,
2:09 PM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
The penultimate day of competition at the 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship in Tavira could see medals wrapped up in many of the classes. It could be a great day for the French with two teams potentially able to win gold in the 29er and SL16 fleets. ...
Quick off the mark on day 1 of Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek
By Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Race Week 2014, ,
1:01 PM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
The 35 boats are split over seven classes, and include many familiar faces together with a growing number of international boats and charterers this year. Having set the startline between Lone and Aeo islands, the racing started on time and first off were IRC Racing I on a windward-leeward. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final on course for UAE capital
By ISAF, ,
12:11 PM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
The 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Final will take place in Abu Dhabi from 26-30 November. Around 350 sailors from 20 countries are expected in Abu Dhabi to compete in all 10 Olympic events and a kite-surfing event, in and around Lulu Island off the UAE capital's stunning Corniche. The events will be covered by the international sailing media and an ISAF television audience in over 100 countries. ...
VOR 2014-15 - Canary Islands test run as 3 from fleet go head to head
By Volvo Ocean Race, ,
11:42 AM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
The 650-nautical mile race around the seven Canary Islands starting and finishing at Marina Rubicón in Lanzarote is expected to take three days to complete and will give an early indication of form for half of the Volvo Ocean Race fleet so far announced before the event begins on October 4. ...
Gazprom Swan 60 President offers insight into Class and World event
By Gazprom Swan 60 Class, ,
11:04 AM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
Having raced across a number of different classes in his role as Commodore of the Saint Petersburg Yacht Club, Russia, Vladimir Liubomirov, still feels that the Swan 60 is strictly a unique sailing experience. 'The boat’s high stability, direct steering system, and foils with a forgiving performance all add up to a responsive yacht.' ...
ISAF Youth Worlds: Images from Day 5 in Portugal
By Sail-World, ,
10:31 AM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
Images from Day 5 of the ISAF Youth Worlds in Portugal.
Light winds prevailed making for challenging racing for the sailors and many of the lesser known sailing countries finished at the head of the fleet - putting an interesting slant on the leaderboard. ...
Stamm and Le Cam join forces for the Barcelona World Race
By Cheminées Poujoulat, ,
8:41 AM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
These two great personalities from the Vendée Globe are joining forces for the upcoming circumnavigation of the globe, the Barcelona World Race. Supported by his partner Cheminées Poujoulat, Swiss skipper Bernard Stamm is taking over the helm of the monohull 'Mare', previously skippered by German sailor Jorg Riechers. ...
PredictWind's Weather Routing opens your navigation options - try it!
By Sail-World.com, ,
3:47 AM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
With PredictWind’s Weather Routing tool, working out the fastest or most comfortable passage has never been easier. We give you a three step navigation explanation with diagrams - and you are ready to go to plot your favorite cruising route, avoiding rough seas and high winds, or try being a Volvo Ocean Race navigator ...
2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship - US Team mid-event report
By Will Ricketson, ,
2:45 AM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
With three days in the books at the 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships, the American contingent looks to continue their strong showing over the final two days of racing in Tavira, Portugal. US athletes are currently in close medal contention in three classes (Laser Radial, 29er and SL16), and the possibility remains that Team USA could finish in the top ten in six of eight classes. ...
ISAF Youth Worlds - A day for the underdogs in Tavira + Video
By ISAF, ,
7:46 PM Wed 16 Jul 2014 GMT
At the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship, it was a day for the underdogs in many cases on day three with improvements made and personal goals attained across the fleets. Historically the ISAF Youth Worlds has seen French, Italian and British teams dominate proceedings but in a light westerly breeze, sailors from Slovenia, South Africa, Portugal and Argentina shone brightest in their fleets. ...
World Landsailing Championships - Images by Louis Kruk
By Sail-World.com, ,
7:34 PM Wed 16 Jul 2014 GMT
Photographer Louis Kruk was on site to capture these images during the World Landsailing Championships. ...
PWA Pozo World Cup - Marc Pare takes the top spot on day 3
By Chris Yates, ,
6:57 PM Wed 16 Jul 2014 GMT
Day three of the PWA Gran Canaria Wind and Waves Festival saw the youths take centre stage for the second time this week as the pros spent another day on hold waiting for better conditions to materialise. A new youth - Marc Pare (Simmer) - claimed top spot in their second elimination with an accomplished display of sailing. ...
ISAF Youth Worlds - Playing the waiting game on day 3
By ISAF, ,
4:17 PM Wed 16 Jul 2014 GMT
On day three of the 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship, the 367 sailors from 67 nations are playing the waiting game in Tavira. As of 12:00 local time the on-water breeze was light with conditions not playing ball for racing to commence. ...
ISAF Youth Worlds - Athlete Participation Programme thriving in Tavira
By ISAF, ,
4:05 PM Wed 16 Jul 2014 GMT
The ISAF Athlete Participation Programme (APP) continues to go from success to success with 22 sailors from 16 nations supported at the 2014 ISAF Youth Worlds. APP has been running since 2002 and has given over 150 sailors the opportunity to compete at the premier youth sailing regatta. ...
ISAF Match Race Rankings - 16 July 2014
By ISAF, ,
3:24 PM Wed 16 Jul 2014 GMT
Ian Williams (GBR) hangs on to World #1 in the ISAF World Open Match Race Rankings whilst in the Women's Rankings Camilla Ulrikkeholm (DEN) stays solid at the top. For the top ranked sailors there has been just the one regatta to add to their points tally since the last ranking release. Williams remains at World #1 by a whisker, just 12 points ahead of Taylor Canfield from the US Virgin Islands. ...
Henri Lloyd Clipper Race Seamanship Award to Qingdao
By Clipper Ventures, ,
3:16 PM Wed 16 Jul 2014 GMT
After conquering 40,000 miles and facing some of Mother Nature’s greatest trials the 12-strong Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet arrived back at St Katharine’s Dock London after 11 months on Saturday where Chinese team, Qingdao stepped on stage as the winners of Henri Lloyd Clipper Race Seamanship Award ...
Cameron Appleton joins North Sails
By Bridgid Murphy, ,
3:02 PM Wed 16 Jul 2014 GMT
North Sails is pleased to announce that world-renowned helmsman and tactician Cameron Appleton has joined North Sails. Appleton is a key hire within North’s Class Sail Development (CSD) team. His experience and talent across a wide range of classes from Big Boat One Design and Mini-Maxi to Superyacht means Appleton is perfectly placed to take on this new role within North Sails. ...
Extreme Sailing Series - David Carr's views on the first 4 Acts
By Extreme Sailing Series, ,
2:36 PM Wed 16 Jul 2014 GMT
If there is anyone that knows the Extreme Sailing Series, it’s David ‘Freddie’ Carr. The British sailor raced in the inaugural circuit in 2007 – back then for the iShares Cup – before going on to win it in 2009 with Oman Sail Masirah. He is now part of the 2014 broadcast commentary team, and as such he has seen the Series from both sides of the track. ...
6m British Open and Europeans - Falmouth action on the horizon
By Fiona Brown, ,
2:20 PM Wed 16 Jul 2014 GMT
The 2014 Six Metre British Open and European Championships open for registration today, Wednesday 16 July, and continue until Friday 25 July 2014. With some 27 boats already entered from across Europe and as far afield as the USA, Canada and Hong Kong, the event will have a truly international feel. The fleet will include divisions for both Modern and Classic Six Metres, each with their own start. ...
Foiling week, an unforgettable success and a record run
By Domenico Boffi, ,
12:00 PM Wed 16 Jul 2014 GMT
The GC32 catamaran set a new speed record on Wednesday, ninth. Sebastian Col and Josh Mcknight sent the impressive catamaran flying through to 37.9 knots! The next target for this Innovative hydrofoil one design is to break down the 40 knots barrier. ...
ISAF Youth Worlds: Images from Day 2 in Portugal
By Sail-World, ,
11:47 AM Wed 16 Jul 2014 GMT
Light winds prevailed for Day 2 of the ISAF Youth Worlds in Portugal. Photographer Neuza Aires Pereira was on the water and captured these images of the day's action. ...
Belcher and Ryan win 2014 Open European 470 Championship in Athens
By Cora Zillich, ,
9:07 AM Wed 16 Jul 2014 GMT
'Rio is the ultimate goal for sure. For Mat it was a twelve year dream to get to London, for me it will have been an eight year dream by the time I hopefully get to Rio. It’s a long term goal for both of us. It will take a lot of effort, time and money and everything else to get there, but Rio 2016 is definitely our focus.' ...