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Hans Fogh - a sailing icon
By John Kerr, ,
6:39 PM Sun 16 Mar 2014 GMT
It is with great sadness that we announce Hans Fogh passed away peacefully from Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease on March 14, 2014 in Toronto. A fighter to the end, Hans leaves Kirsten, his beloved wife and safe harbour for 49 years, his two sons, Morten (Debbie) and Thomas (Andrea) and his darling grandchildren, Sarah, Curtis, Marcus, Kaia and Lucas with whom he spent many joyful hours as 'Farfar' ...
Hans Fogh – A remarkable sailor
By Dan Ibsen, Sail-World Europe, Denmark ,
4:53 PM Sun 16 Mar 2014 GMT
Hans Fogh, born in 1938, passed away on 15 March 2014 , aged 76 years, was one of the world 's most successful sailors with a sailing career which really started when he as a 22 -year-old won Olympic silver in 1960 at his first Olympic Games for Denmark in the Flying Dutchman class , together with Ole Gunnar Petersen. and as late as 2006, it was the World Championship gold in the Soling . ...
All sails lead to Gdynia - bids for ISAF Worlds 2018
By Dan Ibsen, ,
12:54 PM Sun 16 Mar 2014 GMT
Sail-World.com presents the second European bid from Gdynia in Poland. On March 25 and 26 four cities will present their bids to ISAF in Southampton for the ISAF Worlds 2018 for all Olympic classes. ...
Aberdeen Asset Management Inter-School Sailing Festival 2014 - Overall
By Koko Mueller, ,
11:41 AM Sun 16 Mar 2014 GMT
Aberdeen Asset Management Inter-School Sailing Festival 2014 - It was a weekend of close racing and tricky race conditions as the wind frequently shifted around on the race course. A total of 60 races were completed. ...
Not for lack of trying at the Etchells WA Championship.
By John Curnow, ,
9:11 AM Sun 16 Mar 2014 GMT
On the first day, they worked hard and got five races completed. Bless them all for their endurance, perseverance, determination and sporting nature. As a result, the West Australia now has a new Etchells champion. For 2014, The Rat will be able to look at that whenever they choose and know they had pace and just as importantly, consistency. ...
Clipper Round The World Yacht Race 2013-14 – Fog halts racing
By Clipper Race, ,
8:57 AM Sun 16 Mar 2014 GMT
Clipper Round The World Yacht Race 2013-14 - Race director, Justin said 'They will now motor-sail offshore until the visibility improves and then restart racing using the Le Mans procedure. I expect that this will happen at first light tomorrow morning. ...
Clipper Round The World Yacht Race 2013-14 – Fleet departs Qingdao
By Ruth Harrington, ,
8:09 AM Sun 16 Mar 2014 GMT
Clipper Round The World Yacht Race 2013-14 – Thousands of well-wishers lined the quayside eager get one last glimpse of the international fleet during an epic departure ceremony which attracted a large media presence and was broadcast live on TV. ...
The Clipper Race 2014 - Countdown to Race 10
By Ruth Harrington, ,
3:41 AM Sun 16 Mar 2014 GMT
2013 - 14 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Race 10 of the Clipper 2013-14 Round the World Yacht Race gets underway Sunday (16 March) from Qingdao, China to San Francisco, USA ...
Sixth GCC Sailing Championships - The final day
By Icarus Sailing, ,
2:24 AM Sun 16 Mar 2014 GMT
On the final day of the Sixth GCC Sailing Championship the weather in the Gulf was hot with light winds. The athletes enjoyed the sunshine while they waited for an hour for the wind to fill in. ...
Rio Olympics 2016 - Water quality improving says Rio authorities
By Jeni Bone, ,
12:05 AM Sun 16 Mar 2014 GMT
The jewel in the crown of Rio de Janeiro would be Guanabara Bay, venue for rowing and sailing events at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. What a tragedy then that city officials admit that of the 1.3 billion litres (yes, that is correct) of sewerage, effluent, oil and run off that the city creates each day only 40% is treated. The rest goes to the waterways. ...
Perth’s Swan River provides for awesome Etchells.
By John Curnow, ,
2:54 PM Sat 15 Mar 2014 GMT
Five races in a day in the kinds of conditions you see in the brochures, but more than often do not get to race in. Yes please! Sure it was hard work, and not just for the crews. Think about all the volunteers! However, you do get a handy break in the middle of the day when you have to vacate the premises to allow all the club racing to take over the back yard, more appropriately named, Melville W ...
Kingdom Properties Matchrace Thailand - Asian team leads top European
By Jordan Rumsby, Royal Varuna Yachtv Club ,
12:24 PM Sat 15 Mar 2014 GMT
Almost ideal conditions greeted the competitors for the first day of the 2014 Kingdom Properties Matchrace Thailand Championships. The sun was shining and the wind was from the south at around eight knots as the first teams got ready for the start. The very first match gave notice to all that the standard of the teams was higher than ever. ...
America's Cup: Images from Oracle Team USA training on Sydney Harbour
By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, ,
2:28 AM Sat 15 Mar 2014 GMT
Beau Outteridge provided these images from on and off board Oracle Team USA's AC45 as they train with the Challenger of Record, Team Australia on Sydney Harbour. ...
GCC Sailing Championships - Sailors shine on day 3
By Icarus Sailing Media, ,
10:01 PM Fri 14 Mar 2014 GMT
Following two days of strong winds and gusty conditions which have tested all the young sailor here in Qatar for the Gulf Cooperation Council, or GCC regatta, day three saw much lighter winds and warmer weather. This gives a chance for the lighter athletes to shine, and to gain more valuable experience on the race track. ...
Clipper Round the World Race – Another win confirmed for Great Britain
By Julia Wall-Clarke, ,
5:27 PM Fri 14 Mar 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, Great Britain has been confirmed in first place of Race 9.1 to China’s ‘Sailing City’ of Qingdao, its third win in the 2013-14 edition. ...
ISAF Personal Safety Course Providers train in Great Britain
By Daniel Smith, ,
5:07 PM Fri 14 Mar 2014 GMT
Back in 2003, the International Sailing Federation introduced a standard basic syllabus for the training of safety courses in order to establish an internationally recognized qualification. The training requirements form part of the ISAF Offshore Special regulations and courses have been established and run, conforming to ISAF standards, within 20 Member National Authorities. ...
Busan confirmed as bidder for 2018 ISAF Sailing World Championships
By Sail-World.com, ,
4:56 PM Fri 14 Mar 2014 GMT
Inside the Games reports that the South Korean city of Busan has made a late entry into the race to host the 2018 International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Sailing World Championships. ...
Delta Lloyd Regatta - Details on the upcoming action
By Delta Lloyd Regatta, ,
3:49 PM Fri 14 Mar 2014 GMT
There are just ten weeks left until the 30th Delta Lloyd Regatta (May 20-24). We want to inform you about the format being sailed, the committees responsible for race management, the internationally formed jury, our PRO and the 2014 facilities you may expect. ...
NMMA Canada supports Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement
By NMMA Canada, ,
12:02 PM Fri 14 Mar 2014 GMT
The National Marine Manufacturers Association Canada (NMMA Canada) has announced its support for the Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA), signed March 11 in Seoul by Prime Minister Harper and South Korean President Park Geun-hye. ...
America's Cup: Kiwi World Champion signs with Italians
By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, ,
11:44 AM Fri 14 Mar 2014 GMT
New Zealand's Adam Minoprio, the 2010 World Match Racing Champion, has signed with the Italian Luna Rossa team for the 2017 America's Cup. The former New Zealand Sailor of the Year, competed in the 2010/11 Volvo Ocean Race, as part of the crew of Camper, managed by Emirates Team New Zealand, but did not transfer over to the team's America's Cup program after the conclusion of that race. ...
America's Cup: Rome Kirby: 'What we did was pretty cool'
By America's Cup Media, ,
11:24 AM Fri 14 Mar 2014 GMT
It took about three months. That’s how long Rome Kirby, a trimmer with Oracle Team USA, says it took him to realize what his team had achieved with its comeback win over Emirates Team New Zealand in September. ...
RS Feva – A number of events on the horizon
By Golly Tucker, ,
10:24 AM Fri 14 Mar 2014 GMT
The RS Feva European Championships are set to take place 29th - 31st May. Entries for this three day event are now open. Bruinisse, Netherlands, the terrific venue of the 2011 World Championships is where we are headed to for this great event. ...
Alex Thomson reflects on the Hugo Boss mast walk - Never Again!
By Kate Laven, The Daily Telegraph (UK), ,
9:13 AM Fri 14 Mar 2014 GMT
The Daily Telegraph's yachting correspondent, Kate Laven, talks with Alex Thomson after his his mast-walking exploit and video, which is getting close to the million views mark.Despite having a fear of heights, he walked the length of his 100 foot mast as his boat Hugo Boss was heeled at a 45 degree angle somewhere off the coast of Cadiz in Spain and dived fully suited, into the water. ...
Sixth GCC Sailing Championships - Day 2
By Icarus Sailing, ,
2:21 AM Fri 14 Mar 2014 GMT
On the second day of the GCC regatta the rest of the classes joined the fantastic racing conditions with gusts up to 20 knots out on the course area. So careful preparation before the races were crucial to avoid any gear failures. All the action took place under the skyline of the city of Doha, a dramatic backdrop for the sailors here. ...
Arenal Training Camps Trophy - All set in Palma de Mallorca
By Neus Jordi, ,
8:58 PM Thu 13 Mar 2014 GMT
Nearly 450 sailors participate from tomorrow morning until Sunday at the Arenal Training Camps Trophy, an Olympic classes regatta which is a training for the Trofeo Princesa Sofía, the next to last stage of the ISAF Sailing World Cup. ...
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