|News for the Last 7 Days - Asia and the World
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race sets off August 10th
By Trish Jenkins, ,
7:34 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
The Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race sets off on Sunday 10th August from the RYS startline in Cowes. The non-stop 1,802nm course takes the competitors around the breathtaking coastline of Britain and Ireland, including the most northerly point, the island and lighthouse of Muckle Flugga. ...
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Antoine Albeau victorious on day 5
By Chris Yates, ,
6:38 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
Today saw the conclusion of the slalom at the Fuerteventura PWA Grand Slam after five amazing days of racing. After a further one and a half eliminations were completed, Antoine Albeau (RRD / NeilPryde) was crowned the King of Fuerteventura after claiming his third victory of the week in the final race of the week. ...
Snipe Western Hemisphere and Orient Championship headed for San Diego
By Judy Parker, ,
5:51 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
Hosted by the San Diego Yacht Club, the Snipe Western Hemisphere and Orient Championship Regatta will be held in sunny San Diego this fall, September 5 - 12, 2014. SDYC is honored to host the competition, which has been contested biennially since 1950, the first in Havana, Cuba. The Championship has been held in venues throughout North and South America and Asia. ...
WPA Championships - Kids race divisions offered
By World Paddle Association, ,
5:45 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
The World Paddle Association has announced kids race divisions, which will officially launch at the 2014 WPA Championships. The kids divisions will also be included in the regional and national points series beginning in 2015. ...
America's Cup: Group agrees to co-operate in London Meeting
By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, ,
5:28 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
The invited group of European Challengers along with the Defender have agreed to co-operate on some matters associated with the America's Cup. The European Challengers have made a U-Turn in just over two weeks on the issue of a venue for the 35th America's Cup ...
Gazprom Swan 60 World Championship - Fleet welcomed in Palma
By Jessica Francis, ,
5:21 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
Mr. Javier Sanz, President, Real Club Náutico de Palma has welcomed the Gazprom Swan 60 Class to Palma for their second Gazprom Swan 60 World Championship, 'it is a pleasure for the Real Club Náutico de Palma and those who are part of it to embrace such a sailing class as the Gazprom Swan 60. ...
America's Cup: Two AC72 skippers discuss Foiling Moths and the Cup
By Beau Outteridge, ,
1:15 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
On the final day of the Moth Worlds, Beau Outteridge caught up with two America's Cup helmsmen: Chris Draper (Luna Rossa Challenge) and Nathan Outteridge (Artemis Racing).
Check out this video where they discuss the relevance of the Moth Class to the America's Cup. ...
RS Feva World Championship - Brilliant sailing on day 2
By Pip Baily, ,
12:28 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
The last day of the Qualifying series at the RS Feva World Championship brought brilliant sailing with significant challenges as the wind went from 10-12knots during Race 4 (first race of the day) through 16knots dropping to nine knots in Race 5 and pumping up to 20-22 gusting 26knots by the end of Race 6 for Red fleet. ...
America's Cup: Alameda makes overtures on Venue hosting for San Fran *Feature
By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, ,
10:00 AM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
The City of Alameda has made a late play for the Venue hosting for the 35th America's Cup, with the release of a letter from the Mayor, Marie Gilmore.
The letter appears to be an initiative from the City's America's Cup Committee, formed in the run-up to the 34th America's Cup to maximise benefits of that event for the City and Alameda district. ...
U13 O'pen Bic World Championship - Jack Challands wins
By Simon Dubbin, Melbourne ,
9:26 AM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 BIC World O'pen Cup - Junior sailor Jack Challands from Sandringham/Parkdale YC in Victoria took out the U13 O'pen Bic World Titles in Travemunde ,Germany. Jack sailed the last race of the series knowing a good result would ensure it was his. ...
Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Race Week 2014 - Relishing a challenge
By Phuket Race Week, ,
3:08 AM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Sailors are known to relish a challenge, whether it be a round-the-world passage or a crossing in high seas, or in the case of Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek this year, getting in a series of racing with just three days of breeze. The Race Management did it. The sailors did it. And another great Raceweek was brought to a close. ...
2014 Magnetic Island Race Week Cruising North - One for Poppy?
By John Curnow, ,
2:56 AM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
Ordinarily, you’d think this was a tribute to dear ol’ Grandpa or a call to arms when preparing for racing. In a way, this is a bit of both. We’re paying homage to all those owners and crew who make the great migration, just like the whales, as well as a motivational speech for all the crews sailing to Far North Queensland. ...
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Antoine Albeau strikes back on day 4
By Chris Yates, ,
8:12 PM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
The wind returned with a vengeance on day four of the Fuerteventura PWA Grand Slam, hosted by René Egli, as winds of 25-35 knots howled across Sotavento to produce the most exhilarating racing of the year. ...
Thai sailor takes top Asian honors at prestigious ISAF Youth Worlds
By Nima Chandler, Bangkok ,
5:19 PM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
Thai national athlete Kamolwan Chanyim retained the title of top Asian sailor in her class for the fourth time at the International Sailing Federation's Youth World Championship 2014 (ISAF Youth Worlds), held in the beautiful sun-drenched town of Tavira, Portugal, July 12-18. ...
Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta - All set for test event
By ISAF, ,
4:51 PM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
The Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta 2014 is the first test event of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games and will take place from 2-9 August from the Marina da Gloria. With 324 athletes from 34 nations, racing in 215 boats, it is set to be the largest Olympic classes sailing competition ever held in Brazil. ...
ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 28 July 2014
By ISAF, ,
4:20 PM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
The ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 28 July 2014 have been released. World number two pair Ida Marie Nielsen and Marie Thusgaard Olsen (DEN) applied some pressure to world number one pair Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze (BRA) after they took European gold on their home waters. ...
29er World Championship - All set in Kingston
By Sail Canada, ,
3:11 PM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
The CORK facilities in Kingston, Ontario, Canada will play host to 102 teams representing 14 nations for the 2014 29er World Championship. Participants will include 10 ISAF Youth World teams fresh from Tavira, Portugal including gold medalists Brice Yriex and Loic Fischer-Guillou (FRA) and silver medalist crew Riley Gibbs (USA). ...
ORC World Championship - Third Course area opens for huge fleet
By ORC Media, ,
12:55 PM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
Organizers from Kieler Yacht-Club and the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) are pleased to announce that a third course area will be opened for competition when racing starts for the 2014 ORC World Championship on Monday, August 4th, and continues through Saturday, August 9th. ...
Day one of the Allen RS Feva World Championships
By Pip Baily, ,
11:51 AM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
Cloud cover rolled in for the second race, causing a handful of sailors to go home early due to the unexpected cold. With results from three fleets the overall position after day one is incredibly tight. ...
Record fleet for Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race
By Lisa Ratcliff - OCC, ,
11:11 AM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
For the first time in the coastal classic’s history RQYS has relaxed the requirement for every yacht to carry an HF radio, an expensive addition for owners who rarely race Category 2 events. The club is offering competitors the option of using a Satellite phone hardwired with a fixed external antennae rather than HF radio, stripping up to $3,000 off the cost of mandatory safety gear. ...
29er World Championship opening ceremonies in Confederation Park
By Marianne Davis, ,
8:52 AM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
The ceremonies will be held at confederation Basin Park in downtown Kingston (across from Town Hall) and begin at 1815. Kingston’s own world champion Town Crier will lead the parade of 200 athletes form 14 countries. Kingston’s Honorable Mayor Mark Gerretsen and the 29er World Council Vice President Blake Macdiarmid will welcome all participants. ...
Vision Surveys Airlie Beach Race Week - Sets new event record
By Heidi Walton, ,
4:39 AM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
Vision Surveys Airlie Beach Race Week 2014 has made history after breaking the record number of entries with more expected to come in this week. ...
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Action resumes on day 3
By Chris Yates, ,
2:57 AM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
The wind returned on the third day of the Fuerteventura PWA Grand Slam, hosted by René Egli, as winds of 14-24 knots provided some of the best racing conditions of the year, allowing the third elimination to be completed. Pascal Toselli (Starboard / Point-7) struck again to claim his second bullet of the week, which sees the Frenchman rise to the top of the event rankings. ...
Laser Radial Men’s World Championship 2014- Final day
By Jeff Martin, ,
12:57 PM Sun 27 Jul 2014 GMT
After a clean start under a black flag Stelmaszyk held his nerve in the light 11 knot North East wind to lead the fleet round the first mark. He was caught on the downwind by Alexander Finian AUS and they rounded the opposite marks of the gate together just in front of Karolis Janulionis LTU and Rudawski. ...
Gladwell's Line: America's Cup - Joint Statement is a curious note *Feature
By Richard Gladwell, ,
8:39 AM Sun 27 Jul 2014 GMT
The Joint Statement issued on Friday, by four European America's Cup teams, appears to indicate a change of stance in relations between the Defender and Challengers.
Most obvious absence was that of long-standing Challenger, Emirates Team New Zealand, otherwise all would have been sweetness and light. ...