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IKA Kiteboard Course Race World Championship day 1 + Video
By Neil Godbold, ,
3:02 PM Thu 21 Nov 2013 GMT
At the IKA Kiteboard Course Race World Championship, reigning kiteboard racing world champions, Johnny Heineken and sister Erika, continued where they left off the at last year’s finals in Italy. The siblings proved they were the duo to beat, scoring bullets in all their races on the first day of competition at the course racing championships being hosted by China for the first time. ...
Hamilton Island Audi Race Week 2014 Accommodation Options
By Kristie Kaighin, Hamilton Island ,
2:41 PM Thu 21 Nov 2013 GMT
Looking to book accommodation for Hamilton Island Audi Race Week 2014? All the best properties book out early, so make sure you book soon to secure your preferred option. Also - book before the end of January and take advantage of our 10% Early Bird discount that we are offering on most properties! ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne - Entries surge ahead of closing date
By ISAF SW Cup Media,
5:10 AM Thu 21 Nov 2013 GMT
An important 15 entry team from China led by London 2012 Olympic Gold Medallist and 2012 Rolex Female Sailor of the year, Lijia Xu, spearheads excellent support from Asia at the World Cup in Melbourne.
With Japan now set to stage the 2020 Olympic Games, the Melbourne event will become even more important in years ahead says Event Director and Olympic Gold Medallist Mark Turnbull. ...
Beau Geste splashed in Auckland - first images
By Richard Gladwell, Auckland, NZ ,
4:43 AM Thu 21 Nov 2013 GMT
Karl Kwok's new 80ft Botin design was splashed in Auckland's Westhaven marina this afternoon from the Southern Spars yard. She was constructed by Auckland's Cookson Boats and will be fitted with a Southern Spars rig
Sail-World was on hand to capture the moment and provide the first images of the 2013 Rolex Sydney Hobart entrant, as she entered the water for the first time. ...
Team Aqua wins the 2013 RC44 Match Racing Championship in Calero Marin
By RC44 Media,
10:36 PM Wed 20 Nov 2013 GMT
Returning to Lanzarote for the sixth time since the RC44 class was conceived in 2007, the final leg of the 2013 Championship Tour kicked off with season’s match racing finale in Puerto Calero. The competition was tight with just four points separating the top four teams. The race committee managed to squeeze nine flights into a squally 10-20 knots day, that saw some big names tumbled off the podiu ...
America's Cup: Where to now, for Artemis? Iain Percy gives the answers
By Pierre Orphanidis,
7:21 PM Wed 20 Nov 2013 GMT
Iain Percy, the three-time British Olympic medalist is in Puerto Calero, calling tactics for Torbjörn Törnqvist oboard Artemis Racing at the RC44 World Championship.
European sailing website vsail.info's Pierre Orphanidis caught up with Percy and talked about his new role as Team Manager and the present and future of the team and the America’s Cup. ...
Mini Transat - Resistant freethinkers and the road south
By Solene Rennuit, ,
6:58 PM Wed 20 Nov 2013 GMT
In the Mini Transat, one only had to observe the trajectory of the leaders at the noon update, or rather just after the official radio report when they were provided with the forecast, to see that many competitors had chosen their camp, the road to the south. Nevertheless, there are still some resistant freethinkers among the leaders. ...
Laser World Champs: Shifts add difficulty except for Scheidt on Day 4
By Daphne Morgan Barnicoat,
4:20 PM Wed 20 Nov 2013 GMT
At the Laser Standard World Championships, the breeze turned light in Oman but it was the shifts that made the fourth day the most difficult yet for the sailors - except for Robert Scheidt who by the end of the qualifying series had stretched his lead to five points. ...
Pittwater and Coffs Regatta - Black Jack’s east coast double header
By Lisa Ratcliff, Newport ,
2:01 PM Wed 20 Nov 2013 GMT
Bringing plenty of glamour to the pointy edge of the 2014 Club Marine Pittwater and Coffs Harbour Regatta entry list is Peter Harburg’s Black Jack, the largest entry so far and leading line honours contender. ...
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Nail biting start to Ocean Sprint
By Clipper Ventures, ,
1:00 PM Wed 20 Nov 2013 GMT
In Race 4, Day 16 of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race the teams have entered the Ocean Sprint. In the last 24 hours, the top four competing teams got off to a nail biting start with only 14 minutes separating three of the teams as they crossed the line. ...
International Paralympic Committee Conference heads to Athens
By International Paralympic Committee, ,
12:46 PM Wed 20 Nov 2013 GMT
Around 450 people from over 150 countries are descending on Athens, Greece, for the sixteenth IPC Conference and General Assembly which starts this Friday (22 November) and continues over the weekend at the Athenaeum Intercontinental Hotel. ...
Monsoon Cup: Team Gilmour training in Perth ahead of Malaysia
By Team Gilmour,
10:38 AM Wed 20 Nov 2013 GMT
Team Gilmour (AUS) reports on their latest training and racing and take a look ahead to the upcoming Monsoon Cup: After some down time since our last event, Team Gilmour has come back together in Perth for some intensive training on the Foundation 36 yachts this week before heading up to Malaysia to compete in the final event of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour. ...
Harken International Youth Match Racing Champs celebrates 21 years
By Damian Devine, Sydney, NSW ,
9:43 AM Wed 20 Nov 2013 GMT
The Harken International Youth Match Racing Championship, hosted by the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club will celebrate its 21st year when racing gets underway tomorrow on Pittwater and continue until Sunday 24 November. ...
2013 IKA Kiteboard Course Race Worlds: Practice Day and Opening
By Mike Pateniotis, Boao, Hainan, China ,
9:26 AM Wed 20 Nov 2013 GMT
The 2013 Kite Racing World Championships kicked off in spectacular fashion Tuesday with a firework-laced opening ceremony before the athletes blasted around the course in their final warm-up sessions before the action begins in earnest on Wednesday. ...
Sydney 18fters: Gotta Love It 7 puts the heat on the fleet
By Frank Quealey, Sydney, NSW ,
8:59 AM Wed 20 Nov 2013 GMT
The Giltinan Champion Gotta Love It 7 team have already shown they mean business in the two races they’ve contested so far this season, but from their performance last Sunday they are putting as much pressure on their boat as they are on the opposition.
The team went about a staggering display as they powered around the three lap course in the 15-18 knot Southerly on Sydney Harbour. ...
Revamped format for Round 3 of inaugural TP52 Southern Cross Cup
By Lisa Ratcliff, Sydney, NSW ,
8:23 AM Wed 20 Nov 2013 GMT
Round 3 of the inaugural TP52 Southern Cross Cup is going ahead this weekend with a revamped format and new sponsor. An inshore passage race past many of Sydney Harbour’s best-known landmarks will be mixed in with the traditional windward/leeward format. ...
Audi IRC Australian Championship title up for the taking
By Lisa Ratcliff/Audi IRC Australian Championships, ,
9:18 PM Tue 19 Nov 2013 GMT
Current Audi IRC Australian Class A champion, Rob Hanna and his Geelong based TP52 Shogun will carry the baton through to the 2014 Championship when the prestigious title, hosted by Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club from 16 -20 April, will be up for grabs. ...
RC44 Championship Tour - Gazprom Youth Sailing Challenge to take part
By RC44 Championship Tour, ,
8:54 PM Tue 19 Nov 2013 GMT
Having become a part of the class at the 2013 RC44 Sweden Cup, Vladimir Liubomirov and his Bronenosec Sailing Team has formed a partnership with fellow RC44 owner Kirill Podolskiy to provide a training platform for the St.Petersburg Yacht Club’s, Gazprom Youth Sailing Challenge. ...
Mini Transat - Escaping the northern latitudes
By Solene Rennuit, ,
8:08 PM Tue 19 Nov 2013 GMT
In the Mini Transat, there's a holiday atmosphere in the fleet, the wind has finally eased in the race area and the Ministes can bring out their summer wardrobe at last. As the sailors reduce the number of clothes they wear, so they can increase the amount of canvas they hoist. In the race everyone is gradually wending their way south. ...
Magic Marine Victorian Moth Grand Prix Series now in full swing
By Leigh Dunstan, Melbourne ,
6:35 PM Tue 19 Nov 2013 GMT
The 2013 Magic Marine Victorian Moth Grand Prix Series is now in full swing, with round one of having already been sailed in Bendigo as part of the Ice Breaker Regatta. Leigh Dunstan lead the series going into round two at Mt Martha YC Opening Day Regatta. ...
Laser Standard World Championships - Battle lines drawn in Oman
By Daphne Morgan Barnicoat, ,
4:40 PM Tue 19 Nov 2013 GMT
At the 2013 Laser Standard World Championships, high stakes have grown even higher in Oman today after a day of close and merciless competition produced five winners in six races and added substance to Robert Scheidt’s tireless pursuit of another Olympic gold. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - Candidates line up to join Team Dongfeng
By Volvo Ocean Race,
2:57 PM Tue 19 Nov 2013 GMT
It has been less than three weeks since the announcement of the new Chinese entry in the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 and Team Director Bruno Dubois is delighted with the number and quality of the applications. The recruitment campaign for Team Dongfeng is off to a flying start. ...
Clipper Round the World - Race to Western Australian heats up
By Clipper Ventures, ,
12:48 PM Tue 19 Nov 2013 GMT
On Day 15 of Race 4 of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 2013-14 OneDLL, GREAT Britain, Invest Africa and Switzerland are sailing with determination and the crew members on Qingdao know they need to work hard to retain a podium spot in this race. ...
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race crew face hurricane force gusts
By Ruth Harrington, ,
11:31 AM Tue 19 Nov 2013 GMT
The 2013-14 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race crew are mostly amateur, but the conditions they are continuing to face in Race 4 are anything but. Their tough Southern Ocean education reached a powerful new level in this second week as hurricane force gusts of up to 130 knots tore through the fleet. ...
World Yacht Racing Forum to feature world class speaker line-up
By Sally Corander, ,
11:22 AM Tue 19 Nov 2013 GMT
The World Yacht Racing Forum (WYRF), now in its sixth year, is supported by Brandspot and includes new, exciting features and a world class speaker line-up. ...
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