| News for the Last 30 Days - Asia and the World
Rolex Swan Cup - Day 2 images by Carlo Borlenghi
By Sail-World.com, ,
8:10 PM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
Photographer Carlo Borlenghi was on site for day two of the Rolex Swan Cup to capture these images. ...
GC32: Great Cup: Day 1, Foils, flying and an unstoppable Flavio
By GC32 Media, ,
8:03 PM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
Star of the day was Flavio Marazzi and his ARMIN STROM Sailing Team. The team of the Swiss former Olympic Star sailor won both this morning’s practice races and this afternoon followed this up with victory in the first two scoring races of Marseille One Design. ...
Rolex Swan Cup - Classic day of racing on the Costa Smeralda
By KPMS, ,
7:17 PM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
If ever there was a classic day for racing on the Costa Smeralda, today was it at the Rolex Swan Cup. The race committee at the YCCS was confident in the forecast of strong winds from the west, and informed the 93 boats that they would be competing on an Island Long Race that would take them through the legendary Bomb Alley and between the starkly beautiful islands of Caprera and La Maddalena. ...
Extreme Sailing Series - Pushed to the limit and dismasted on Day 1
By Extreme Sailing Series, ,
6:32 PM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
In an unprecedented first day at the Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 6 in Istanbul, the public and national media witnessed some extraordinary adrenaline fueled racing, with every team pushing hard – and at times too hard, with two boats dismasting; first Groupama sailing team and then Alinghi. ...
Extreme Sailing Series - The Wave, Muscat shares top spot in Istanbul
By Oman Sail, ,
6:12 PM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
On the opening day of the Extreme Sailing Series in Istanbul, there were wins for both Oman Sail Extreme 40s The Wave, Muscat and Oman Air and the defending champions showed few signs of the pressure building on them to retain their title. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - A profile of Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing
By Agathe Armand, ,
3:14 PM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
Don’t let Volvo Ocean Race crew Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing’s serious, weathered look mislead you. Forget the branded clothes, and the impeccable team base. Ian Walker and his men are more than just a group of professionals – they are old teammates. ...
J/70 World Championship - Day 2 images by Chris Howell
By Sail-World.com, ,
1:39 PM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
Chris Howell was on the water at the J/70 World Championship to capture these images on day two of competition. ...
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Lego Zero crisis scenarios loom
By Volvo Ocean Race, ,
12:35 PM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
Seven Volvo Ocean Race boats set off together for the two-day Leg Zero on Friday knowing that a series of 'crises' loom for all of them – and they have all been planned by the organisers. The fleet will be sailing to Majorca and back from Race headquarters in Alicante and failure to complete the trip will mean they will have to return to do it again or at least complete any unfinished mileage. ...
America's Cup: Bob Fisher on the state of the Cup
By Bob Fisher, ,
12:34 PM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
The much-vaunted America’s Cup Press Conference in London was anti-climatic in every respect. There was nothing new to announce except to introduce the new Commercial Commissioner to the assembled company that had arrived from far and wide. All were agreed that it was a waste of time and money. ...
2015 RC44 Championship Tour announced
By RC44 Class Association, ,
10:24 AM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
A total of five venues next year will see the Class start in its first new location – Valletta, Malta in March ahead of touring some of the finest sailing venues in Europe. This includes a debut for Porto Cervo, Italy as well as old favorites Marstrand, Sweden and Cascais, Portugal before heading back to the Caribbean to finish the season in the winter sun at the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda. ...
Extreme Sailing Series: Precious practice time put to good use
By Warren Douglas, Emirates Team NZ, ,
10:12 AM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
It’s practice day for the Extreme Sailing Series Istanbul regatta and Emirates Team New Zealand is out to make the most of every precious minute on the water that’s allowed under the rules.
The Extreme 40 crew for the sixth round of the series – Dean Barker, Glenn Ashby, James Dagg, Jeremy Lomas and Edwin Delaat – are keen to convert findings from the Cardiff debrief into performance on the rac ...
4th Multihull Solutions Whitsunday Rendezvous an outstanding success
By Kate Elkington, ,
8:43 AM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
Perfect spring weather greeted the participants for each morning of the Rendezvous and the Whitsundays showed off their natural wonders throughout the event, including breathtaking displays by frolicking whales and their calves. The Welcome and Briefing function was held at the beautiful Coral Sea Resort where participants quickly became acquainted over sunset canapés and drinks. ...
J/70 World Championship: Day 2 - Completion of qualifying series
By Jan Harley, ,
7:48 AM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
With 86 boats racing, the fleet had been divided into four color-coded groups for the first two days of competition. Each group sailed two races today, which, when added to the three races sailed on the opening day, allows each team to count the best four out of five to determine whether they will sail in either the gold or silver fleet starting tomorrow. ...
2015 Airlie Beach Race Week - Dates set for 2015 regatta
By Airlie Beach Race Week, ,
3:23 AM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
2015 Airlie Beach Race Week - Following the success of the 25th anniversary event in August which saw a record number of entries, the club says there is already anticipation building for race week 2015. ...
2014 Snipe Western Hemisphere and Orient Championship - Day 3
By SDYC, ,
3:00 AM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
Snipe Western Hemisphere and Orient Champ - The Puerto Rican duo of Raul Rios and Fernando Monllor kept a tight hold on their position as the leaders of the Snipe WH&O Championship on the third day of racing. Not only has the pair proven that they are fast, but they have also shown that they are consistent. Competitors became eligible to drop their worst race of the regatta after Race five today. ...
Gladwell's Line: London stalling *Feature
9:41 PM Wed 10 Sep 2014 GMT
The America's Cup again dominates the news. Not for what it is doing. But for what it is not.
The Media Conference held in London was an external disaster - with the video feed not running for 30 of the 45 minutes. Those sitting in the historic halls of St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, were probably none the wiser. ...
SB20 World Championship - Russians claim early lead
By Evgeny Golantsev (As Amended by ISAF), ,
5:09 PM Wed 10 Sep 2014 GMT
The first racing day at the SB20 World Championship in St. Petersburg, Russia was long and brought interesting and unexpected results. Russia's Evgeny Neugodnikov and his crew of Sergey Musikhin and Pavel Kuznetsov had an exceptional day finishing in the top four in all four of the days races. ...
J/70 World Championship - Joel Ronning owns opening day
By J/70 Worlds, ,
4:50 PM Wed 10 Sep 2014 GMT
It may have been mostly cloudy for the opening day of the 2014 J/70 World Championship presented by Helly Hansen, but one standout bright spot was the performance of Joel Ronning of Minneapolis, Minn. ...
Liga Layar Malaysia - Qaedi wins Port Klang leg
By Norzuhaira Ruhanie, ,
4:43 PM Wed 10 Sep 2014 GMT
Nik Ashraf Qaedi Nik Azizan and his KFC/MYA Racing Team has won the ISAF Grade 3 Liga Layar Malaysia (LLM) Port Klang leg, thanks to excellent teamwork and being able to maintain their cool under pressure. In his second appearance in an LLM final this year, the national sailor beat Jeremy Koo of Sime Darby Foundation - Koo Racing Team 2-0, with a neck-to-neck finish in both races. ...
Rolex Swan Cup - Racing cancelled on day 2
By YCCS, ,
4:33 PM Wed 10 Sep 2014 GMT
Light airs that characterized day one of the Rolex Swan Cup and Swan 45 Worlds faded away almost completely this morning, leaving the Race Committee no choice but to cancel racing for the day. After raising the AP flag ashore, and based on reports of fading breeze from support boats positioned around the regatta course, PRO Peter Craig announced at midday that no racing would take place today. ...
Argo Group Gold Cup - AC34 Commentator Tucker Thompson Bermuda bound
By Talbot Wilson, ,
4:11 PM Wed 10 Sep 2014 GMT
America’s Cup TV commentator Tucker Thompson will be in Bermuda this October to provide color commentary for the 2014 Argo Group Gold Cup. Sailing for the 64th match for the King Edward VII Gold Cup Trophy will begin on October 21 in Hamilton Harbor. Thompson will join Scott Dickson on on Friday to cover the Quarter Finals, Semi Finals and conclude with the Finals on Sunday October 26. ...
Barclays 52 Super Series - Gaastra Pro to enter the final event
By 52 Super Series, ,
3:39 PM Wed 10 Sep 2014 GMT
Gaastra Pro, one of the 52 Super Series most passionate long standing supporters and suppliers, will enter the final event of the 2014 Barclays 52 Super Series, the Zenith Royal Cup Marina Ibiza in their own right with a chartered 52 which will be skippered by Gaastra Pro’s director Marc Blees. ...
Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image reveals international jury
By Bernard Schopfer, ,
3:00 PM Wed 10 Sep 2014 GMT
Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image announces a world class lineup of personalities for its international jury 2014. Carlo Croce, Ken Read, Karin Bäcklund, Antonio Palma (Managing Partner and CEO of Mirabaud, SUI) and Abner Kingman (Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award winner 2013, USA), will be selecting the world’s best yacht racing photograph of the year. ...
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - France's top sailor joins Team España crew
By Volvo Ocean Race, ,
1:17 PM Wed 10 Sep 2014 GMT
Michel Desjoyeaux is France’s best-known sailor and has won many of the sport’s biggest prizes but the lure of joining Team España in the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 has brought him back to compete for a fourth time aged 49. ...
Ciudad de Santander Trophy - 2014 ISAF Worlds Test Event - Images
By Jesus Renedo, ,
12:15 PM Wed 10 Sep 2014 GMT
Jesus Renedo was on site at the Ciudad de Santander Trophy - 2014 ISAF Worlds Test Event to capture these images. ...