|News for the Last 7 Days - Asia and the World
America’s Cup - British Challenge accepted by Golden Gate Yacht Club
By Marina Johnson, ,
5:00 PM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
Royal Yacht Squadron Racing (RYSR) has had its challenge accepted by the America’s Cup defender, the Golden Gate Yacht Club of San Francisco. RYSR is the affiliate club of the Royal Yacht Squadron and the challenging club for Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR), now the official British entry for the 35th America’s Cup in 2017. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - It’s been emotional, but it’s time to move on
By Volvo Ocean Race, ,
3:49 PM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
Battered, bruised, happy, worried. You name it, at least one Volvo Ocean Race sailor felt it after a roller-coaster of a Round Britain and Ireland Race. So what next? For Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, it was a week of smiles but keeping a tight lid on the growing optimism built on a near-perfect build-up to Race start on October 4 in Alicante. ...
J/111 World Championships - British Teams take early lead on day 1
By Stuart Johnstone, Cowes, Isle of Wight ,
2:08 PM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
Day one of the inaugural J/111 World Championships hosted by Royal Yacht Squadron Racing in Cowes dawned with a forecast of light and fickle breeze. The first start was scheduled for 13:00, the race got under way on time in six knots of wind, but was abandoned after a short period as the wind faded. ...
International Cadet World Championship – Day 4 at Weymouth, England
By Peter Collyer/Peter Campbell, ,
9:02 AM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
Royal Geelong Yacht Club brother and sister, Thomas and Sophie Alexander have extended their overall lead to a healthy five points over their nearest rivals in the International Cadet World championship at Weymouth on the south coast of England. ...
Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Light wind plagues Lake Jinniu
By ISAF, ,
8:37 AM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
Lake Jinniu was plagued with little to no wind on the fourth day of competition at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games with no racing possible. With light winds forecasted ahead of the day the hard working race committee were always facing an uphill battle and a long wait on the water for anything to materialise. ...
2014 Formula Kite World Championships - Bridges strike back on day 2
By Markus Schwendtner, Istanbul ,
8:30 AM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 IKA Formula Kite World Championship - It was a tight battle today in the women’s fleet with Steph Bridge (GBR, North) swapping first places with defending World Champion Erika Heineken (USA, ML/Ozone). Heineken scored three bullets bringing her in 0.7 points striking distance to Bridge, sitting in first now with 12 points. ...
Xiamen Int'l Boat Show 2014 moving to a new home
By Event Media, ,
5:51 AM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
The 2014 boat show will be relocated to Music Island in Wuyuan Bay. This small artificial island was created from construction waste during the reconstruction of Wuyuan Bay. The new location will be connected to the yacht berths by a floating bridge. ...
2014 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Painting pink
By Laura McKee, ,
4:33 AM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Among the 182 competing yachts and nearly 2,000 sailors at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week there are a host of reasons for being at one of the country’s premier regattas for multihulls and monohulls through to sports and classic boats. ...
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week; MC38s Lindeman Island Race VIDEO
By Dale Lorimer, Hamilton Island ,
3:02 AM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
On the first day of racing the MC38s were heading for the finish line with a building breeze, great light and a flat sea. Dale & Crosbie Lorimer captured the action at close range. ...
IFDS Worlds - Wind delays, but racing continues in Halifax
By Kathy Large, ,
2:06 AM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
It was a sunny day with light winds when everyone headed out to the race courses this morning at the High Liner Foods IFDS Worlds 2014 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. But the wind built across the harbour and the race officers picked their spots and soon enough, all three classes were racing again. ...
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: Images by Crosbie Lorimer
By Crosbie Lorimer, Sydney ,
10:42 PM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
After yesterday's Lay Day it's back to racing today with signs of more breeze for passage races and windward ...
IFDS World Championships - Day 2 images by Jude Robertson
By Sail-World.com, ,
10:01 PM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
Jude Robertson was back on the water for day two of the IFDS World Championships in Halifax to capture these images. ...
America's Cup: Rod Davis - Time for a change after ten years with team *Feature
By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, ,
6:44 PM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
New Artemis Racing coach, Rod Davis says it was time for a change after ten years in a coaching role with Emirates Team New Zealand. 'Ten years is a long time as a coach of a professional team. It was time for a change,' he told Sail-World.com from Sweden. 'I don’t know of any other professional coaches that have gone ten years with the same team.' ...
ISAF seeking hosting bids for Nations Cup
By ISAF, ,
4:22 PM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
ISAF is seeking bids from organizers to host ISAF Nations Cup Regional Finals during 2014-15 and the ISAF Nations Cup Grand Final in 2015. The ISAF Nations Cup, which was introduced in 1991, is based on a series of Regional Finals with the top crews meeting at a Grand Final. ...
Laser 4.7 Youth Worlds - Luvisetto and Alexadr Boite victorious +Video
By ILCA (As Amended by ISAF), ,
3:46 PM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
Asya Luvisetto and Alexadr Boite have claimed the girl's and boy's Laser Youth 4.7 World Championships after a championship dominated by light winds in Katatsu, Japan. In a fleet of 37 sailors from 22 nations, Asya Luvisetto (SUI) sealed her World Champion title with a day to spare in Karatsu, Japan after demonstrating she is an excellent all-rounder in the fresh 15-18 knots of the penultimate day ...
IFDS World Championships - Action shots by Tim Wilkes
By Sail-World.com, ,
2:36 PM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
Photographer Tim Wilkes was on site at the IFDS World Championships to capture these images. Enjoy! ...
Maxi yacht rendezvous this September in Sardinia
By International Maxi Association, ,
2:25 PM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
This September, the Costa Smeralda will once again be the world’s premier racing rendezvous for Maxi yachts. Sponsored by Rolex since 1985 and organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) and International Maxi Association (IMA), the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - and the Rolex Mini Maxi Worlds, this year in its fifth edition - are unmissable events for yacht designers, sailors and Maxi owners alike' ...
World Yacht Racing Forum 2014: 'Growing the business of Yacht Racing'
By MaxComm Communication, ,
12:41 PM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
WYRF provides the chance to discuss the issues facing the sport and to share best practice. It also facilitates business development through providing quality networking opportunities with decision makers from all areas within the industry. Now in its seventh year, the event will be centered around the theme 'Growing the business of Yacht Racing.' ...
Clipper Race: 2015-16 edition of world's longest ocean race 70% full
By Julia Wall-Clarke, ,
12:14 PM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
The world’s longest ocean race, uniquely for amateur sailors – the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is now 70% full for the 2015-16 edition, following a surge of crew sign-ups. The 40,000 mile, eleven month long event, known as one of the planets toughest endurance challenges will be the bi-annual events 10th Anniversary series and the second circumnavigation for the Clipper 70 fleet. ...
Leaderboards take shape at the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games 2014
By ISAF, ,
10:28 AM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
Three races were completed in the Boy's and Girl's Byte CII and Techno 293 fleets with the best breeze of the week saving itself for the third day of competition. A north easterly breeze in between six-eight knots ensured all of the days scheduled races were completed. ...
IFDS Worlds - Hot competition on first day of racing
By Kathy Large, ,
8:39 AM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
Sunny skies and shifty wind conditions were part of the story of the first day of racing at the High Liner IFDS Worlds 2014 at the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron in Halifax, Nova Scotia. All three classes raced twice on Tuesday with some drama focused on the 2.4 mR course where 48 competitors have to fight for the favoured spot to cross over the start line. ...
Magnetic Island Race Week – Plenty of appeal for champion racer *Feature
By John Curnow, ,
8:37 AM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
The well campaigned, terrifically sailed, highly competitive, and widely successful, Victoire is a justified beacon amongst the fleet getting set to participate at Magnetic Island. The final round of Queensland’s winter of sailing is once more set to bring that delightful combination of exquisite sailing and warm glow of friendship to all who partake. ...
2014 Melges 20 World Championship - Countdown begins
By Melges 20, ,
3:55 AM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
Melges 20 World Champ -In less than two weeks, the commencement of the second Audi Melges 20 World Championship will take place with a record-breaking entry of 55 teams expected to participate in the four-day racing affair. The Italian fleet is the largest in attendance with additional representation from Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Japan, Monaco, Russia and United States. ...
2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Day 3
By Daniel Smith, ,
3:18 AM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - The strongest breeze of the competition thus far is expected for the third day of competition on Lake Jinniu with up to eight knots of breeze on the menu. ...
2014 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Resurrection
By Lisa Ratcliff, ,
2:52 AM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Thirty years ago at a crossroads Barry Cuneo took the sensible parent-pleasing option and pursued a career, believing he could drop back into sailing any time. He’s on the water all the time as a sea pilot on Port Philip, but when it came to sailing he discovered a large hole in the sport. ...