|News for the Last 7 Days - Asia and the World
America's Cup e-Book project greatly exceeds start up target
By Richard Gladwell, ,
9:38 PM Fri 20 Dec 2013 GMT
America's Cup commentator Jack Griffin has been more than successful in achieving his initial fundraising target using the Kickstarter funding model to produce an e-book on the 34th America's Cup.
With just over 20 minutes to run before his funding deadline, the project had attracted $21,260 of pledges from 202 investors. ...
Penalty imposed on Temavento brand following Kiteracing Europeans
By IKA, ,
7:32 PM Fri 20 Dec 2013 GMT
Per requirement of class rule B.4 the Temavento Brand and ISAF have been notified today about the final outcome of the investigations following equipment inconsistencies found during the 2013 Kiteracing European Championships, where 18 sailors were disqualified for using equipment with measurements outside reasonable production tolerances. ...
Is it WoM or some other virus with Pantaenius Insurance? *Feature
By John Curnow, ,
6:51 PM Fri 20 Dec 2013 GMT
Honestly, what does one really mean by that? Well, quite simply, is it Word of Mouth or its Digital Age cousin, viral marketing, that has seen Pantaenius not only grow, but also begin to make a significant impact in Asia Pacific waters?
No doubt, the all-risk policy, agreed fixed value, new for old replacement and wear and tear clauses have had a major play in the whole equation. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - Selection trials phase 1 complete for Team Dongfeng
By Amy Monkman, ,
6:20 PM Fri 20 Dec 2013 GMT
The first round of selection trials for Dongfeng team for the upcoming Volvo Ocean Race got underway promptly at 0800 hours Monday morning at the team’s Official Training Facility at Serenity Marina in Sanya, China. ...
Nanjing Youth Olympic Games Medal Design Competition winner revealed
By YOG, ,
3:39 PM Fri 20 Dec 2013 GMT
A young sports fan from Slovakia has been revealed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the winner of the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games Medal Design Competition. ...
Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championship NoR published
By ISAF, ,
2:51 PM Fri 20 Dec 2013 GMT
With a little more than 260 days to go until the opening ceremony of the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships, the Notice of Race has been published. Santander will be a hive of sailing activity from 8-21 September 2014 with all ten Olympic events racing for World Championship glory and Olympic qualification. ...
2014-15 ISAF Offshore Special Regulations now published
By ISAF, ,
2:32 PM Fri 20 Dec 2013 GMT
The 2014-15 ISAF Offshore Special Regulations have been published on the ISAF website with an amendment sheet outlining changes in the new edition. The ISAF Offshore Special Regulations are used by race organisers to provide uniform minimum equipment, accommodation and training standards for monohull and multihull yachts racing offshore. ...
Extreme Sailing Series 2013 - Video highlights
By Extreme Sailing Series, ,
1:46 PM Fri 20 Dec 2013 GMT
The 2013 Extreme Sailing Series™ was a truly global circuit, with a fleet made up of some of the world's greatest sailing talent. Six established teams were joined by home nation and wildcard entries throughout the year in the fight to secure the Series trophy - one of the most coveted in the sport. ...
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Zefiro seeks full blooded southerly
By Jim Gale, RSHYR Media, ,
10:16 PM Thu 19 Dec 2013 GMT
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - It is said that gentlemen do not go to windward - and quite so - it is a bit like scrum time in the rugby, best suited to miners and the unashamedly agricultural who can only gawp at the nonchalant elegance of wingers in stainless white shorts. ...
KTA Thailand Christmas Race Special - Tight racing on day 2
By Neil Godbold, ,
8:18 PM Thu 19 Dec 2013 GMT
On day two of the KTA Christmas Race Special, Thai rider Narapichit 'Yo' Pudla put in an almost faultless day’s work, blowing away the opposition in the raceboard class by convincingly winning all five races. But in the twin tip racing division, which has just achieved ISAF class recognition earning competitors the chance for IKA world ranking points, it was not such plain sailing for Pudla. ...
Big initial entry for revival of One Ton Cup - event planning underway
By Alan Sefton, ,
6:38 PM Thu 19 Dec 2013 GMT
The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron has started formalised planning for a One Ton Cup Revisited regatta in Auckland, in February/March 2015. Its decision to proceed with the event is based on a strong international expression of interest in competing. That response includes 16 would-be entries and 4 would-be charterers, from NZ (9), Australia (4), Sweden (2), UK (2), Canada (2) and the USA (1). ...
America's Cup e-Book project achieves start up target
By Richard Gladwell, ,
1:07 PM Thu 19 Dec 2013 GMT
America's Cup commentator Jack Griffin has successfully initiated a project using the Kickstarter funding model to produce an e-book on the 34th America's Cup
We are constantly receiving request from people for DVD and the like from the 34th America's Cup - and now it would seem that there is going to be a real alternative ...
ORC World Championship - Three World Titles secured
By Hermann Hell, ,
11:51 AM Thu 19 Dec 2013 GMT
ORC World Championship is being held in Kiel, Germany from second to 9th August 2014. The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) held its annual conference in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman and so did the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC), who helps organize ISAF’s official offshore World Championship, the annual ORC Worlds. ...
WWA Wake Park World Series now in the record books
By World Wakeboard Association, ,
11:24 AM Thu 19 Dec 2013 GMT
WWA Wake Park World Series 2013 concluded this weekend in Bangkok, Thailand. After six insane stops in five different countries, the 2013 WWA Wake Park World Series is now in the record books. The final stop went down at the legendary Thai Wake Park. With everything in perfect shape, the park was 100% ready for all of the big dogs to go as big as possible. ...
IFDS Rankings for Paralympic Classes
By ISAF, ,
6:18 PM Wed 18 Dec 2013 GMT
IFDS has published the IFDS Rankings for Paralympic Classes following the completion of the ranking events.
Rankings in the One-Person Keelboat, 2.4mR; Two-Person Keelboat, SKUD18; Three-Person Keelboat and Sonar have been revealed. ...
Professional Kiteracers reveal trio of events for 2014
By PKRA, ,
3:53 PM Wed 18 Dec 2013 GMT
With the 2013 Professional Kiteracing season completed and another outstanding season to look back on, athletes and fans alike are already looking forward to the 2014 tour season with all the usual suspense and excitement to come. The PKRA is now happy to announce a few important updates regarding the 2014 tour schedule, rule changes, and other pertinent rider information. ...
KTA Thailand Christmas Race Special day 1
By KTA, ,
3:45 PM Wed 18 Dec 2013 GMT
Day one of Kite Tour Asia’s inaugural event of the 2013-14 season, the KTA Thailand Christmas Race Special, kicked off in high style with the region’s leading kiteboard racers fighting for position in the sheltered waters of Phuket’s Chalong Bay. ...
Windsurfer Camille Juban awarded Guinness World Record
By Chris Yates, ,
2:40 PM Wed 18 Dec 2013 GMT
In August of 2013, Camille Juban (Quatro / MauiSails / MFC) travelled to Peru in the hope of finding perfect, long peeling lines of glassy waves and that’s exactly what he found at the iconic spot of Chicama. ...
By Dongfeng Race Team, ,
12:57 PM Wed 18 Dec 2013 GMT
Hong Kong Dragon Championship at Royal Hong Kong YC preview
By RHKYC Media, ,
10:43 AM Wed 18 Dec 2013 GMT
The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club will host the Hong Kong Dragon Championship from 10 to 12 January 2014 with the continued support of Central Oceans and Northrop and Johnson, with nine races scheduled to take place over three days in waters to the east of Lamma, south of Hong Kong Island. ...
Round the World champion, Conny van Rietschoten dies at 87 *Feature
8:42 AM Wed 18 Dec 2013 GMT
Renowned Whitbread Round the World sailor Conny van Rietschoten died on Tuesday in Portugal. He was 87 years old.
Long regarded as one of the hard men of world sailing, and Round the World racing in particular, van Rietschoten won the 1978 and 1982 renditions of the then four stop race. ...
America's Cup: One of the greatest comebacks - book now released
5:27 AM Wed 18 Dec 2013 GMT
Millions of sailing enthusiasts and casual fans alike watched the 2013 America’s Cup in awe as Oracle Team USA, trailing one point to New Zealand’s eight and on the brink of losing the trophy to the Challenger, came back to win eight straight match-point races to successfully defend the America’s Cup. ...
Your chance to back an exciting America's Cup project for $5 or more
By Richard Gladwell, ,
1:16 AM Wed 18 Dec 2013 GMT
America's Cup commentator Jack Griffin has initiated a project using the Kickstarter funding model to produce an e-book on the 34th America's Cup. We are constantly receiving request from people for DVD and the like from the 34th America's Cup - now is your chance to make it happen.
There are three days to go to reach the initial finding target - to read how you can help be part of this projec ...
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - The Dark Horse is coming
By Jim Gale, RSHYR Media,
10:03 PM Tue 17 Dec 2013 GMT
'I am definitely putting my batting average on the line,' jokes Hong Kong businessman Karl Kwok when talking about the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - true enough, too. ...
Team Gilmour bounces back
By Team Gilmour, ,
4:40 PM Tue 17 Dec 2013 GMT
After our terrible result at our final event of the year, the entire team has been busy sailing separately and have bounced back posting some terrific results coming from Thailand and Melbourne as well as practicing for the Sydney to Coffs Harbour race. ...
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