| News for the Last 30 Days - World & Australia
Sail for Gold Regatta - Early entry fee discount period extended
By Matt Carter, ,
5:11 PM Tue 14 May 2013 GMT
2013 Sail for Gold Regatta event organisers are happy to confirm that the early entry fee discount period, which was due to close on Friday 10 May, will remain open until the final entry deadline of Friday 31 May - giving sailors the opportunity to get their entries in without breaking the bank! ...
Finn World Masters - Sailors return en-masse to La Rochelle
By Robert Deaves, ,
2:02 PM Tue 14 May 2013 GMT
The Finn class returns en-masse to La Rochelle, France for the 2013 Finn World Masters next week. It is destined to be not only the largest Finn Masters ever, but also the largest Finn event ever if all the pre-entered 307 sailors from 27 countries show up. ...
Kieler Woche - Outright racing and pure excitement to the end
By Kieler Woche, ,
1:48 PM Tue 14 May 2013 GMT
The 2013 Kieler Woche will take place 22-30 June with victory and medal ranks being decided on the very last race day when the top six athletes race against each other in the finals. There will be no tactical games, but just outright racing and pure excitement until the very last, as only the finals will bring the decision. ...
A tribute lunch for 18 Footers legend Billy Barnett
By Di Pearson, ,
10:54 AM Tue 14 May 2013 GMT
The perfect setting for a tribute to skiff and yachting legend Billy Barnett was held at the Sydney Amateur Sailing Club, also a fundraiser to help build a replica of his ‘18’, Myra on the weekend. ...
Etchells Australian Titles at Southport YC preview
By Bronwen Ince, ,
2:42 AM Tue 14 May 2013 GMT
2013-14 Etchells Australian Titles is expected to be one of the largest Etchell National Titles ever run for this hotly contested class of yacht. With the perfect Gold Coast location and the increased level of competition sailors and their families will be converging from all across Australia and New Zealand. ...
America's Cup: German team pulls out of Red Bull Youth series
11:51 PM Mon 13 May 2013 GMT
The German team in the Red Bull Youth America's Cup, has issued a statement announcing their withdrawal from the series, citing safety concerns emanating from the Artemis Racing incident last Thursday in San Francsico. ...
America´s Cup Artemis Crew in shock - newspaper quotes inaccurate
By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team,
10:04 PM Mon 13 May 2013 GMT
The sailing world is very much in shock following the death of British Olympic Gold and Silver medallist and America's Cup strategist Andrew 'Bart' Simpson trapped under water after the capsize of the Swedish AC72 Artemis on San Francisco Bay last Thursday. Helmsman Nathan Outteridge has issued a statement saying that quotes attributed to his father were not accurate. ...
Fremantle to Bali Race and Rally - Currents snare more victims
By Event Media, ,
6:48 PM Mon 13 May 2013 GMT
In the Fremantle to Bali Race and Rally, the infamous tidal runs near the entrance to Benoa Harbour, where the finish line is located, have claimed two more victims. Brian Todd’s 49 footer Sue Sea, which was comfortably closing in on the finish as darkness fell, appears to have been dragged north of the line by the current. ...
America's Cup: Barclay expects Cup to proceed as planned
By Richard Gladwell,
6:00 PM Mon 13 May 2013 GMT
TV3's that America's Cup CEO Stephen Barclay is confident regatta director Iain Murray will take every step to ensure the America's Cup goes ahead, and does so as safely as possible.
'I have every expectation that the event will proceed as planned. But I'm going to give Iain Murray the time he needs to really look at it with his expert panel and get it right.' ...
Italian Olympic Week Garda wrap-up + Video
3:24 PM Mon 13 May 2013 GMT
The 2013 Italian Olympic Week Garda has come to a close. We look at the action that took place via comments and video interviews with sailors that competed. ...
Sailing Handicap Calculator - A distinct advantage on the water
By Lachlan Ritchie,
3:02 PM Mon 13 May 2013 GMT
Former Etchells world champion, Bruce Ritchie wishes there was such a thing as a sailing handicap calculator app when he competed on the international scene in the early 80s. This Sydney sailing veteran of 65 years may have proved himself on the water over the decades but working out handicap race result times both mid race and post-race had always proved an elusive task, until now. ...
Gladwell's Line: Tragedy in San Francisco + RYA Tribute Video *Feature
By Richard Gladwell,
12:42 AM Mon 13 May 2013 GMT
Following is the editorial published in Sail-World NZ's newsletter published on May 10, NZT. It is republished for those who don't subscribe to Sail-World.com's New Zealand newsletter. Tragedy hit the 2013 America's Cup with the death of double Olympic Medalist, Andrew 'Bart' Simpson. Includes RYA tribute video to Andrew Simpson ...
EUROSAF - Silver and bronze for Aussie sailors on final day in Italy
By Craig Heydon, ,
12:12 AM Mon 13 May 2013 GMT
Australian sailors have won a silver and bronze medal on the final day of the EUROSAF Champions Sailing Cup on Lake Garda in Italy, including the country’s first medal in the new Nacra 17 class. ...
Garda Trentino Olympic Week - Spectacular conclusion + Video
By Elena Giolai, ,
8:52 PM Sun 12 May 2013 GMT
A spectacular conclusion to the first leg of the Eurosaf Champions Sailing Cup 'Garda Trentino Olympic Week': sunshine, wind and the best Olympic athletes in the final regatta, never as on this occasion has the 'final race' determined the places on the podium, despite the number of races held during the week. ...
1O1O 4G Match Racing International Regatta - Action ends in Hong Kong
By Lindsay Lyons, Hong Kong ,
2:00 PM Sun 12 May 2013 GMT
The 2013 1O1O 4G Match Racing International Regatta came to an end after three days and 76 matches in Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour with young Kiwi skipper, William Tiller, declared the winner. Having battled with the elements all weekend, Race Officer Inge Strompf Jepsen was on the water early as she searched for the best location to run the final five flights of the round robin stage. ...
CYCA Winter Series - Fun in the sun for Race 3
By Jennifer Crooks, ,
1:46 PM Sun 12 May 2013 GMT
The sun was shining off the early morning fog in race 3 of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Winter Series and once the breeze filled in there was some great races within races across the 13 divisions. Phil Molony’s hot crew and wonderful boat, Papillon, proved the key to success in Division B from Euphoria (Anthony Coleman) and Assassin (Clare Crawford). ...
Vendee Globe - Awards ceremony under the stars + Video
By Liliane Fretté, ,
1:09 PM Sun 12 May 2013 GMT
Last night on the main beach in Les Sables d’Olonne, Vendee Globe winner François Gabart, the skipper of Macif, received his trophy from the President of the General Council, Bruno Retailleau. As for the 10 other skippers who have finished the race, they have received a reward. The nine others were also acclaimed. ...
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race teams unveiled
By Ruth Harrington, ,
9:13 AM Sun 12 May 2013 GMT
For the 2013-14 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, more than 400 of the 650 crew members taking part, the largest ever assembled for the biennial event, attended the Crew Allocation ceremony at Portsmouth Guildhall where they met their new team mates for the first time and discovered which skipper had been chosen to lead their team around the globe. ...
Olympic Garda Week 2013 + Pre Medal Race video interviews
By SailCoach, ,
8:18 AM Sun 12 May 2013 GMT
The Olympic Garda Week 2013, Eurosaf Champions Sailing Cup will experience a new format that could be adopted in the next Olympic games. Yesterday was important because it was the last chance for sailors to qualify for the Medal Race. Gold fleet racing was held in extremely tricky conditions. ...
America's Cup: Artemis Racing's damaged AC72 is pulled from the water
4:36 AM Sun 12 May 2013 GMT
Artemis Racing's first AC72 has been hauled from the water in San Francisco after it destructed during a bearaway on its final sailing day on May 9, 2013.
The wreckage and incident is now the subject of two inquiries - one by San Francisco Police Department, and the other by America's Cup Events Authority. ...
Fremantle to Bali Race and Rally - General Lee slows on final approach
By Bernie Kaaks, ,
3:50 AM Sun 12 May 2013 GMT
On day seven of the Wonderful Indonesia Fremantle to Bali Race and Rally, the combination of no wind and adverse tide has broken more than a few hearts of sailors racing into Bali. ...
Eurosaf Champions Sailing Cup - Perfect day for AUS multihull sailors
By Craig Heydon, ,
1:38 AM Sun 12 May 2013 GMT
On day four of the EUROSAF Champions Sailing Cup the Australian multihull sailors Jason Waterhouse and Lisa Darmanin have had the perfect day’s racing on Lake Garda in Italy with three wins from three starts in the Nacra 17 class. ...
America's Cup: Artemis Racing seek a cessation in media speculation
12:38 AM Sun 12 May 2013 GMT
Artemis Racing has requested a cessation on speculation in the media on the causes of the fatality on April 9, 2013: They have issued a statement: Out of respect for Bart's memory and his family, we ask that the broader sailing community and others reserve judgment until all the facts are known, and not persist in unnecessary rumor. ...
America's Cup: Am-Cam Video of Artemis Racing's final run *Feature
12:38 PM Sat 11 May 2013 GMT
Video shot on May 9, 2013 of Artemis Racing's final run on San Francisco Bay, before she had her fatal capsize later in the day.
Second shows Oracle Team USA sailing very quickly in a fresh breeze, easily the fastest we have seen to date. ...
1O1O 4G Match Racing International Regatta - Day 2
By Koko Mueller, ,
11:28 AM Sat 11 May 2013 GMT
The second day of the 1O1O 4G Match Racing International Regatta saw race officer Inge Strompf-Jepsen start flight eight on time just off Hung Hom, however the wind dropped away just as the three matches were completed. After waiting for thirty minutes a decision had to be made to move the course outside the harbour in the hope for more wind. ...
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