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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Battle for extra points underway
By Ruth Harrington, ,
6:08 PM Tue 10 Dec 2013 GMT
Following a terrifyingly close race start to Race 5 in the Clipper 2013-14 Round the World Yacht Race, the fleet continues to put on one of the most competitive shows to date as each of the 12 teams battle to extend its lead in the overall race standings. ...
French Sailing Federation names Franck Cammas Sailor of the Year
By Vincent Borde,
5:42 PM Tue 10 Dec 2013 GMT
For the second consecutive year, a first since the creation of this title awarded by the French Sailing Federation for the past twelve years, Franck Cammas, the skipper of Groupama, has been voted Sailor of the Year. ...
SOLAS Big Boat Challenge 2013: Images by Crosbie Lorimer
By Crosbie Lorimer, Sydney ,
12:14 PM Tue 10 Dec 2013 GMT
There was no shortage of breeze in the 2013 edition of the SOLAS Big Boat Challenge today, providing plenty of spectacle on the harbour.
Crosbie Lorimer was on the water and, with some swift and skilful driving from Neville Crichton on his bright red Cigarette, was helped to capture these images. ...
Clipper Round the World Race - Ocean sprint gets underway
By Clipper Ventures,
12:00 PM Tue 10 Dec 2013 GMT
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 2013-14 is on day 7 of Race 5. It has been yet another eventful 24 hours for clipper race fleet with OneDLL momentarily reclaiming its crown. however, with just 10 miles separating the top four competitors the fight to win the coveted podium positions into Sydney continues, as the ocean sprint gets underway. ...
TP52 Southern Cross Cup - Round 4 preview
By Lisa Ratcliff/TP52SCC media, ,
11:29 AM Tue 10 Dec 2013 GMT
TP52 Southern Cross Cup 2013 final round will take place out on Pittwater this weekend, December 13th to 15th, when the international fleet of grand prix yachts shifts to the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. ...
SOLAS Big Boat Challenge - Wild Oats XI and Loyal battle it out
By Jim Gale,
8:46 AM Tue 10 Dec 2013 GMT
SOLAS Big Boat Challenge, hosted by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia was held on Sydney Harbour. It has been a long time coming - but at last we have seen Bob Oatley’s six time Rolex Sydney Hobart line honours winner, Wild Oats XI, go head to head against Perpetual LOYAL, widely tipped as the boat most likely to rain on Bob Oatley’s parade in 2013. ...
SOLAS Big Boat Challenge images by Andrea Francollini
By Andrea Francollini,
8:00 AM Tue 10 Dec 2013 GMT
SOLAS Big Boat Challenge images by Andrea Francollini. The CYCA's SOLAS Big Boat Challenge, one of Sydney's most spectacular sporting and harbour fixtures, has for 19 consecutive years marked the start of the Rolex Sydney Hobart lead-up events ...
ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 9 December 2013
By ISAF, ,
10:09 PM Mon 9 Dec 2013 GMT
The ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 9 December 2013 have been released. Disappointment at the Laser World Championship turned into joy at ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne for world number one Tom Burton (AUS) who won the second of five regattas of the 2013-14 series. ...
TP52 Southern Cross Cup - Final round this weekend
By Lisa Ratcliff/TP52SCC media, ,
9:49 PM Mon 9 Dec 2013 GMT
The closing round of the prestigious 2013 TP52 Southern Cross Cup will play out on Pittwater this weekend, December 13-15, when the international fleet of grand prix yachts shifts to the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. ...
The Transat 2016 - Host cities bid process begins this January
By The Transat, ,
6:57 PM Mon 9 Dec 2013 GMT
The next installment of The Transat, the original solo race across the North Atlantic that was born as the OSTAR, will start in its historical time slot in May 2016 from the UK to North America. ...
ClubSwan reveals full calendar of events through 2020
By Jennifer Hall, ,
2:38 PM Mon 9 Dec 2013 GMT
The outstanding programme of events for 2014 through to 2020 for Swan owners includes a number of high profile regattas and unique ClubSwan gatherings. In 2014, ClubSwan members once again have the opportunity to join fellow Swan owners in beautiful destinations around the world for a unique combination of racing, cruising and social events. ...
Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Activities commence at Ocean Reef
By Joy Dunigan, ,
2:26 PM Mon 9 Dec 2013 GMT
Sunday marked the commencement of activities at Ocean Reef Club in high anticipation of the very first ever Audi Melges 20 World Championship, fully supported by Melges USA and Coconut Grove Sailing Club. The day came to a perfect close with teams gathering at the home of George and Patty Lucas for an incredible, yet casual and easy kick-off dinner party. ...
PKRA Kitesurf World Cup Argentina - Champions crowned on day 6
By PKRA, ,
2:13 PM Mon 9 Dec 2013 GMT
In what may only be described as an electrifying, wild, and windy day, the sixth and final day of the PKRA Kitesurf World Cup Argentina was one for the record books. To the surprise of many, the light and variable winds that were forecast, gave way to up and down conditions ranging from 5-25 knots, lending to an amazing final day. ...
Clipper Round the World Race - First entry plays Stealth Mode card
By Clipper Ventures, ,
12:16 PM Mon 9 Dec 2013 GMT
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 2013-14 is on day 6 of Race 5. With just over 600 miles until Race 5 finish in Sydney, tactical decisions are starting to play out as the light winds at the front of the fleet threaten to jeopardise the leaders’ positions. ...
OK Dinghy World Rankings for December 2013
By Robert Deaves, ,
11:54 AM Mon 9 Dec 2013 GMT
OK Dinghy World Ranking - Greg Wilcox (NZL) returns to the top of the final release for 2013 after another solid season. He climbs two places to retake the world number one position he last held in 2011. Nick Craig (GBR) remains in second while previous world No 1, Jørgen Svendsen (DEN), drops to third. ...
Single handed Media Race in the Weta - a family battle *Feature
By Richard Gladwell,
8:57 AM Mon 9 Dec 2013 GMT
It seems a little hard to believe that it was three and half years ago that I first sailed the Weta, off Takapuna Beach on Auckland’s North Shore. An invitation to have another test sail soon got upped into a Media Race – competing against Boating New Zealand, and one of my sons. ...
Big birds, clouds, records, sharks and fast boats from Noakes (Pt.II) *Feature
By John Curnow, ,
4:14 AM Mon 9 Dec 2013 GMT
Iconic names, records and boats going quickly. We saw a lot of that in Part One. Part Two is to be no different, whether we’re talking about Team Australia or a new service that is available for customers on Sydney Harbour. Read on and you’ll also see that NSW is not the only place where you can get some Noakes service, either… ...
Hong Kong Optimist Nationals - Whyte declared top Under-12 sailor
By Marek Nostitz-Jackowski, Hong Kong ,
3:29 PM Sun 8 Dec 2013 GMT
He turned 11 years old a few weeks ago, and J-Asia's Faolan Whyte may be the fledgeling school's youngest sailor. But he also became its most decorated Optimist sailor after the 2013 Hong Kong Optimist Nationals. ...
Sailing World Cup Melbourne: Outteridge and Jensen come back flying
By ISAF Media,
1:23 PM Sun 8 Dec 2013 GMT
Five Medal Races wrapped up the action at ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne with two nations dominating proceedings.
Australia dominated the multihull and skiff fleets whilst China locked out the opposition to take all six podium places in the RS:X. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne - Medal Race weather window opens
12:19 PM Sun 8 Dec 2013 GMT
Grey skies and a strong northerly wind greeted competitors on the final day of the ISAF World Sailing Cup Melbourne 2013. The winds initially gusting above 30kts, forced officials to hold crews ashore. But a weather window emerged with perfect timing and the winds dropped sufficiently to allow Medals racing to get underway in all five Olympic classes, almost on time at noon. ...
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - OneDLL relinquishes lead
By Clipper Ventures, ,
11:36 AM Sun 8 Dec 2013 GMT
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 2013-14 is on day 5 of Race 5. It’s been all change at the top of the leaderboard in the last 24 hours as OneDLL has relinquished its lead in race 5 to Sydney, leaving Derry~Londonderry~Doire to storm ahead of the fleet. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne - The rise and rise of China
By ISAF Sailing World Cup - Event Media,
10:02 AM Sun 8 Dec 2013 GMT
While in the distant past the USA, and more recently Great Britain and Australia have been the powerhouses of Olympic sailing, now the world sailing scene is changing and doing so at a rapid rate, with the rise and rise of China. ...
PKRA Kitesurf World Cup Argentina – Thrilling slalom on day 5 + Video
By PKRA, ,
11:48 PM Sat 7 Dec 2013 GMT
On day five of the PKRA Kitesurf World Cup Argentina, racers and freestylers returned to glassy conditions, similar to the day prior. While the forecast looked promising, anticipation was heightened, due to the fact that that only two days remained in the contest period. ...
Mini Transat - We went after our dream
By Solene Rennuit, ,
8:29 PM Sat 7 Dec 2013 GMT
In the Mini Transat, with each arrival brings the same deep happiness, the same relief to be able to say we went after our dream. They do not all express it in the same way, some are more exuberant than others. But everyone knows they battled their fears, sometimes against the hostile elements, at times with boredom. And they won the battle. ...
Laser Masters World Championships - American legend claims victory
By Daphne Morgan Barnicoat, ,
7:12 PM Sat 7 Dec 2013 GMT
The 2013 Laser Masters World Championships in Oman produced a brand new set of champions today, closing the curtain on one of the most successful regattas in recent history. ...
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