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ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Teasing winds play havoc on day 4
By ISAF, ,
6:29 PM Mon 15 Sep 2014 GMT
On day four of the ISAF Sailing World Championships in Santander, only the 49er yellow fleet were able to get racing in as light, teasing winds played havoc across the seven race courses. The 470, 49er, 49erFX, Finn, Nacra 17 and RS:X fleets were all scheduled for racing early on in the day with the Laser (silver and bronze fleets) and Laser Radial (silver fleet) penned in later in the afternoon. ...
Santander ISAF Sailing World Championships joins Bart’s Bash
By Irene Corosu, London ,
5:19 PM Mon 15 Sep 2014 GMT
The Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation is delighted to reveal that the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships will participate in the fundraising event Bart’s Bash, a Guinness World Record attempt for the Largest Sailing Race in the World. ...
Volvo OR: The Crown Prince of Denmark wishes Team Vestas fair Winds
By Dan Ibsen & the Sail-World team, ,
3:45 PM Mon 15 Sep 2014 GMT
HRH Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark met with Chris Nicholson and the two Danish crew members at the Royal Danish Yacht Club at Tuborg Harbour in order to wish them good luck in the Volvo Ocean Race. ...
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Grounded fishing boat creates problems
By Ole Wejse Svarrer, ,
3:05 PM Mon 15 Sep 2014 GMT
There is a fishing boat, grounded, fifty meters from the beach in Klitmøller - right where the world's best wave windsurfers will sail, today, in this year's PWA World Cup in Cold Hawaii. 'It's like the boat just got placed, right in the middle of the park', said event manager, Robert Sand. ...
Marseille One Design - GC32 Armin Strom Sailing Team emerge victorious
By Armin Strom Sailing Team, ,
2:21 PM Mon 15 Sep 2014 GMT
All in all, it was a week that neither Flavio Marazzi or his Armin Strom Sailing Team will forget in a hurry as their catamaran sponsored by the famous Swiss watch-maker dominated and won the Marseille One Design event. ...
Australian Youth Championship 2015 - Notice of Race released
By Jane Gordon, ,
12:59 PM Mon 15 Sep 2014 GMT
The event is open to competitors who will be under 19 years of age as of 31 December 2015, and all competitors are required to be members of Clubs affiliated through State Associations with Yachting Australia or another National Authority. ...
Rolex Big Boat Series 2014 - Ready for another 50 years
By KPMS, ,
10:39 AM Mon 15 Sep 2014 GMT
For the last four days (Thursday, September 11 through Sunday, September 14), the 50th Anniversary edition of the Rolex Big Boat Series has hosted hundreds of sailors on 99 teams, rotating onto three strategically-placed race circles that triangulated the constant wind and tide challenges of the largest Pacific estuary in the Americas. ...
Superior prepares for Monaco Yacht Show debut *Feature
By Superior, ,
9:46 AM Mon 15 Sep 2014 GMT
Superior will be attending the 24th edition of the world’s largest on-water show devoted to superyachts, in the idyllically situated deep-water port of Port Hercule, Monaco, 24 to 27 September. ...
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Farr 40 Day 4
By William Wagner, San Francisco ,
8:09 AM Mon 15 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Alex Roepers has been a Farr 40 owner for seven years and has yet to capture a world championship. The New York skipper certainly feels a lot more confident about his chances of achieving that elusive goal after his team’s performance this week on San Francisco Bay. ...
Santander and Alicante - Nathan unloads, Mat explains, and Nico wins
By Rob Kothe and Sail-world Team, ,
7:28 AM Mon 15 Sep 2014 GMT
Cold, Windy Wet, no we are not in Melbourne, we are in Santander Spain on the Spanish northern coast. The serious racing is starting. Already the Australian squad has qualified Australia for the Laser class in Rio 2016 and now the 470’s and 49ers are in play. ...
2014 Rolex Swan Cup - Eleventh-hour victories
By Jennifer Hall, ,
4:18 AM Mon 15 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Swan Cup - Light-to-medium airs on the Costa Smeralda made for a tense and exciting showdown to the Rolex Swan Cup. Five of the six divisions in the 93-boat fleet were in doubt until the very end. The only runaway winner was the Romanian Swan 42 OD, Natalia, which won the 12-boat division by a good margin from the fast-improving Magical Mystery Tour helmed by Ed Leask. ...
Extreme Sailing Series - Kiwis clinch Act win in Istanbul + Video
By Extreme Sailing Series, ,
3:34 AM Mon 15 Sep 2014 GMT
In some of the best conditions the fleet have raced in all year, you couldn’t have scripted a better final to the Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 6 in Istanbul, and the fans on shore and following around the world were rewarded with a nail bitingly close, down to the wire shoot out after 31 races. ...
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Impressive to sail out of the Golden Gate
By Cayard Sailing, ,
2:37 AM Mon 15 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Paul Cayard reports: One race was scheduled for today. After a brief postponement waiting for wind, the race started at 11:30 under blue skies and a moderate 12 knot breeze. The course for all the fleets on the Fort Mason race track took us outside the Golden Gate bridge for to a buoy off Pt. Diablo. It's always impressive to sail out through the Golden Gate. ...
Extreme Sailing Series - Istanbul delivers four days of great racing
By Land Rover Sailing, ,
2:08 AM Mon 15 Sep 2014 GMT
The stunning city of Istanbul has delivered in spades for Act 6 of the 2014 Extreme Sailing Series™ with four days of spectacular action in the Land Rover backed Stadium Racing circuit. ...
ISAF Sailing Worlds Santander - Day 3 images by Sail-World.com
By Sail-World.com, ,
12:00 AM Mon 15 Sep 2014 GMT
The Sail-World.com team was on deck for day three of the ISAF Sailing Worlds in Santander to capture these images. ...
Extreme Sailing Series: Emirates Team NZ bounces back for series win
By Warren Douglas, ,
10:23 PM Sun 14 Sep 2014 GMT
Emirates Team New Zealand has won Act 6 of the Extreme Sailing series today in Istanbul in the dramatic final race of the regatta.
After 30 races, Dean Barker and his crew - Glenn Ashby, James Dagg, Jeremy Lomas and Edwin De Laat - waited for the final double points race to leap frog The Wave, Muscat and take home the trophy. ...
Santander 2014 ISAF Worlds - Light winds and current test six classes
By ISAF, ,
9:19 PM Sun 14 Sep 2014 GMT
The third day of racing at the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships was a tough affair with light winds and a strong current testing the sailors across the six fleets on the water. The Laser, Laser Radial and Men's and Women's RS:X were joined by the Men's and Women's 470 fleets on the third day of racing as they kick started their competition. Includes Highlights Video. ...
ISAF Sailing World: Australian Sailing Team have tricky Day 3 + Video
By Cora Zillich, ,
8:22 PM Sun 14 Sep 2014 GMT
At the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships it was a slow third day with little or no wind, waiting and reduced racing as well as frustration for the sailors. For the Australian Sailing Team, the Laser and Radials commenced gold fleet racing, the RS:X conclude their qualification series, as well as the start of 470 competition. ...
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Day 3 images by Jesus Renedo
By Jesus Renedo, ,
8:16 PM Sun 14 Sep 2014 GMT
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Day 3 images by Jesus Renedo ...
Marseille One Design 2014 - GC32 Armin Strom blitzes final day
By The Great Cup, ,
7:18 PM Sun 14 Sep 2014 GMT
A light forecast didn’t look promising for the fourth and final day’s racing on Marseille’s Roucas Blanc, but the breeze filled in and built to around 15 knots at lunch time and the race committee was able to squeeze in four races before the final cut off of 15:00 local time. For the first time in this regatta, the sea breeze today was from the southwest. ...
Santander 49ers: Olympic Gold Medallist says two into 90 does not go!! *Feature
By Rob Kothe & Jedda Murphy, ,
4:56 PM Sun 14 Sep 2014 GMT
A chaotic battle is looming in Santander as the big Olympic Skiff fleet battles against the numbers in the qualifying stage of this 2014 World Championship.
The 49er boat park is full to overflowing in Santander with 90 boats currently entered and possibly 92 likely to be racing and there is a big spread in the experience and quality ...
GBR aiming for first ever Nacra 17 Games berth at Santander Worlds
By Lindsey Bell, ,
4:43 PM Sun 14 Sep 2014 GMT
It’s only the second World Championship for the new Olympic multihull, brought in for the Rio 2016 cycle, and follows on from the 2013 event in The Hague, Netherlands, where British pairing Ben Saxton and Hannah Diamond claimed the silver medal in the inaugural world event. Ten country qualification spots for the Rio 2016 Games will be up for grabs in the Nacra 17 class this week. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Man and sail overboard as Leg 0 serves up drama
By Volvo Ocean Race, ,
4:09 PM Sun 14 Sep 2014 GMT
The dress rehearsal, which does not count towards Volvo Ocean Race points, climaxed with a thrilling finish just before day-break on Sunday morning with five of the seven boats arriving within 20 minutes of each other and the sixth completing the two-day return trip from Alicante to Palma, Majorca a further 16 minutes later. ...
ISAF Sailing World Championships Santander 2014 – Images by Dan Ibsen
By Dan Ibsen, ,
3:32 PM Sun 14 Sep 2014 GMT
ISAF Sailing World Championships Santander 2014 – Images by Dan Ibsen ...
Santander Worlds – already a spectator success
By Dan Ibsen, ,
2:36 PM Sun 14 Sep 2014 GMT
Sunday in Santander, Spain- The sun is shining, light winds and ten thousands of people are out and about watching the activities at Santander 2015. On the promenade, along the boat parks and at the city waterfront.
Sailors are certainly not used to a huge interest from the public, but here in Santander it’s clear that the city and its citizens really enjoy having this Sailing World Champions ...