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ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship final day preview
By Daniel Smith, ,
11:51 AM Fri 18 Jul 2014 GMT
At the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship 2014 it’s down to the final day of competition with seven titles to be decided on the water. ...
Top Kiwi Laser sailor just avoids being on downed airliner
By Sail-World, ,
9:08 AM Fri 18 Jul 2014 GMT
Top New Zealand Laser sailor Michael Bullot was very fortunate to avoid being aboard the ill-fated MH17 airliner, shot down over the Ukraine today.
Bullot has stepped up his 2016 Olympic campaign, and had achieved some useful placings on the international circuit including a sixth at Kieler Woche, Germany. ...
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Trans-Atlantic: Team Alvimedica - 500 Miles
By Team Alvimedica, ,
8:43 AM Fri 18 Jul 2014 GMT
It's darn impressive though that upon completing this Trans-Atlantic, we, Abu Dhabi, and SCA will have already crossed the Atlantic twice each. That's an insane amount of pre-race sailing for this new one-design VO65, and a significant improvement from the Volvo Open 70 days when much of the work before the start of the race was spent on repairs and modifications. ...
International 14 World Championships - No excuse for not being there
By Tracey Johnstone, ,
4:34 AM Fri 18 Jul 2014 GMT
2015 International 14 World Championship - There is no excuse for missing out on the 2015 International 14 World Championships being held at the Royal Geelong Yacht Club, in Victoria, Australia, from the 3 to the 17 January 2015. ...
Audi Hamilton Island Race - Karl Kwok aims for the top
By Rob Mundle, ,
2:36 AM Fri 18 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - One of the best-known and most successful yachtsmen in the Asia-Pacific region, Karl Kwok, has set his sights on becoming outright champion in the IRC Grand Prix Division at next month’s Audi Hamilton Island Race Week. ...
Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan on the horizon
By WIM Series, ,
9:54 PM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
The Women’s International Match Racing Series (WIM Series) welcomes Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan in Vannes to the 2014 schedule. The event was initiated and is organized by double World Champion and multiple world ranking #1, Claire Leroy. ...
ISAF Youth Worlds - Spain's 420 Girls claim gold in Tavira + Video
By ISAF, ,
9:01 PM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
At the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships, Spain's Silvia Mas Depares and Marta Davila Mateu clinched 420 Girls gold with a race to spare on the penultimate day of racing in Tavira, Portugal. The Spanish team have been sensational on the water and sealed the deal with a bullet and a sixth. ...
2014 Flying Dutchman World Championship - Magyars on the march
By Alan Henderson, United Kingdom ,
9:00 PM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
After a wet and windy first day, a light second day, the third day brought four seasons all in one day to sailors at the Flying Dutchman (FD) World Championships, Largs. The day started with a postponement due to high winds gusting to 28 knots, backed by low visibility under the dark skies and heavy rain showers. But a couple of hours later, winds dropped to 15 knots to allow the first start. ...
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. ...