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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. ...
Tom Slingsby – on the America’s Cup (Part I)
By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team,
9:21 AM Tue 19 Nov 2013 GMT
Olympic Gold Medallist and Oracle Team USA 34th AC strategist Tom Slingsby confirmed to Sail-World last week that he will return to Oracle Team USA when it mounts its defense of the 35th America’s Cup.
Sail-World talked at length with Tom in recent weeks. Here is the first part of our three part interview series with him. ...
2014 Festival of Sails - First international entry received
By Festival of Sails Media,
8:15 AM Tue 19 Nov 2013 GMT
For the Royal Geelong Yacht Club’s 2014 Festival of Sails, January 21st-27th, a German based Melges 24 with a multinational crew is the first international entry. Entries opened last month at midnight on a Tuesday and German owner Bent Dietrich’s Czech tactician, Martin Trcka took advantage of the convenient time difference to lodge early paperwork. ...
Laser Standard World Championship day 2
By Lisa Hynes,
8:07 AM Tue 19 Nov 2013 GMT
At the 2013 Laser Standard World Championships in Oman, Robert Scheidt sounded a warning to his Rio 2016 rivals today with an emphatic win, which moved him five places up the leaderboard into second place. ...
2014 Pittwater and Coffs Harbour -Blackjack South then North?
By Lisa Ratcliff/Club Marine Pittwater & Coffs Harbou,
3:32 AM Tue 19 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. ...
Transat Jacques Vabre - Oman Air-Musandam crosses finish line
By Oman Sail, ,
3:08 AM Tue 19 Nov 2013 GMT
After a 5,968 nautical mile match race across the Atlantic Ocean, Oman Air-Musandam’s skipper Sidney Gavignet (FRA) and co skipper Damian Foxall (IRL) crossed the Transat Jacques Vabre finish line in Itajaii, Brasil, at 23:04:09 CET on 18 November in second place, just 5 hours and 15 seconds behind Edmond de Rothschild’s Sebastien Josse and Charles Caudrelier after 11 days, 10 hours, 4 minutes and ...
America's Cup: The Comeback - Video
1:43 AM Tue 19 Nov 2013 GMT
Oracle Team USA, winners of the 34th America's Cup present a video compilation of the team's comeback to win one of the closest regattas in America's Cup regatta.
Duration over 9 minutes.
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Official launch November 26
By Jennifer Crooks, ,
10:10 PM Mon 18 Nov 2013 GMT
The official launch of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2013 is set to take place next Tuesday, 26 November 2013, at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, Rushcutters Bay, Sydney. The launch will mark just one calendar month until the Boxing Day start of one of the world’s most famous yacht races. ...
Mini Transat - Tumbling along the coast of Lanzarote
By Solene Rennuit, ,
8:16 PM Mon 18 Nov 2013 GMT
In the Mini Transat, its a grand parade in front of Puerto Calero. One after the other, the Minis tumble along the coast of Lanzarote before making their final choice of route across the Canary Islands. Head south as soon as possible like Giancarlo Pedote (Prysmian) and Aymeric Belloir or stick with the rhumb line like Benoit Marie (benoitmarie.com) and Justine Mettraux (TeamWork). ...
Transat Jacques Vabre victory for Edmond de Rothschild
By Kate Jennings, ,
7:03 PM Mon 18 Nov 2013 GMT
Claiming the win, Sébastien Josse and Charles Caudrelier crossed the finish line of the Transat Jacques Vabre in Itajaí (Brazil) this Monday at 17h03’54’’ (GMT) after 11 days, five hours, three minutes and 54 seconds of racing. Leading since leaving Le Havre, the trimaran Edmond de Rothschild won this sprint across the Atlantic at what proved to be a hellish pace. ...
RC44 Championship Tour - Trio of titles up for grabs in Puerto Calero
By Jo Grindley, ,
6:24 PM Mon 18 Nov 2013 GMT
The final leg of the 2013 RC44 Championship Tour is set to take place in Puerto Calero, Lanzarote from the 20 – 24 November. With three titles are up for grabs, the 15 competing teams will be fighting it out to be crowned RC44 World Champion, with the RC44 Championship Tour and Match Racing titles still to be decided. ...
PJ Mini Series Regatta provides perfect sailing conditions
By Steve Price, Sandy Bay ,
5:44 PM Mon 18 Nov 2013 GMT
Sandy Bay Sailing Club’s annual PJ Mini Series wrapped up on Sunday after two great days of racing on Hobart’s Derwent River. Over 80 off the beach dinghies, catamarans and windsurfers contested the seven race series with a light morning SE breeze replaced by a freshening sea breeze on both days providing perfect sailing conditions. ...
Gill signs on as naming rights sponsor to Melges 24 World Championship
By Gill Marine Media, ,
5:33 PM Mon 18 Nov 2013 GMT
With entries pouring in from around the World, the forthcoming Melges 24 World Championship received an extra boost recently with the signing on of leading technical sailing clothing brand, Gill as the naming rights sponsor for the World Championship set to be held at Geelong Victoria in January 2014. ...
Laser Standard World Championships - Scheidt sounds warning to rivals
By Daphne Morgan Barnicoat, Oman Sail,
4:44 PM Mon 18 Nov 2013 GMT
At the 2013 Laser Standard World Championships in Oman, Robert Scheidt sounded a warning to his Rio 2016 rivals today with an emphatic win which moved him five places up the leaderboard into second place. ...
'Ride the Tide' to raise funds for Queensland kids in need
By Lauren Brittain, ,
2:53 PM Mon 18 Nov 2013 GMT
More than fifty Personal Water Crafts (PWC) have already signed up to the 2014 ‘Ride the Tide’ Yamaha Variety Jet Trek - an adrenalin packed adventure that kick starts next February. Positions are still available to join this once in a life time adventure! ...
A-Class Worlds: 64 entries and counting down to February 2014
9:58 AM Mon 18 Nov 2013 GMT
Sailing Events Takapuna are proud to present the 2014 A Class Catamaran World Championships and Nationals as sanctioned by the IACA in February 2014.
The event will be held at the picturesque Takapuna Boating Club right on the foreshore of Takapuna Beach on Auckland’s North Shore from the fifth to the 16th February. ...
Clipper Round the World day 14: Wind down, sun out and sky clear
By Clipper Ventures, ,
9:56 AM Mon 18 Nov 2013 GMT
At the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, conditions have eased considerably for the teams since the latest storm. The wind is down, the sun is out and the sky is clear, giving the Southern Ocean a very different personality. ...
18ft Skiffs, Race 5 of the 3 Buoy Challenge + Video
By Simon Brown/Bob Killick, Sydney ,
8:36 AM Mon 18 Nov 2013 GMT
18ft Skiffs, Race 5 of the 3 Buoy Challenge was all about the letter 'D'.....Thurlow Fisher Lawyer's, Michael Coxon, Dave O'Connor, and Dan Nixon were Delighted to learn team Gotta Luv it 7, which gave a Demonstration of superior pace and skill, but were judged OCS, handed them the official first place. ...
Laser World Championship: Perfect sailing conditions on day 1
By Lisa Hynes, ,
7:50 AM Mon 18 Nov 2013 GMT
In the Laser World Championships 2013, the 130 competitors from 51 countries enjoyed perfect sailing conditions on day one of the event - winds of between 15 and 18 knots, waves were 1.5 metres high, the sun shone. The favorites did well today with Britain’s Nick Thompson at the top of the leader board at the end of day one ...
Extreme Sailing Series - The Wave, Muscat crowned champion
By Oman Sail, ,
6:00 AM Mon 18 Nov 2013 GMT
In a thrilling final race on Sunday, Oman’s The Wave, Muscat won the 2013 Extreme Sailing Series championship for the second year running! ...
Barrie Beehag Ski Race - Success for all!
By Corrine Donald, ,
3:44 AM Mon 18 Nov 2013 GMT
A successful weekend was had by all competitors, spectators and also the directors at the 2013 Barrie Beehag Water Ski Race over the weekend. Congratulations to all teams who finished the race from Deep Creek Marina to Torrumbarry Weir and back on Saturday 16th November. ...
2013 Extreme Sailing Series - The Wave, Muscat clinch crown
By Extreme Sailing Series, ,
3:26 AM Mon 18 Nov 2013 GMT
The Wave, Muscat clinched victory in the 2013 Extreme Sailing Series™ in Florianopolis presented by Land Rover, in one of the closest ever-final races in the seven-year history of the Series. Under a brilliant Brazilian sunshine with a perfect 10 knots of breeze, Leigh McMillan, Ed Smyth, Pete Greenhalgh, Hashim Al Rashidi and Musab Al Hadi were leading the fleet as they went into the final. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup - World’s best kiteboarders to compete
By Lauren Garnet,
3:09 AM Mon 18 Nov 2013 GMT
Melbourne is set to host some of the world’s best course racing kiteboarders from seventh to eighth December, 2013 at Sandringham Yacht Club as part of the ISAF Sailing World Cup. ...
The Monsoon Cup: Receives valuable support from NSC
By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, ,
2:49 AM Mon 18 Nov 2013 GMT
The sixth and final stage of the 2013 Alpari World Match Racing Tour – the Monsoon Cup and the sport of sailing in Malaysia has received valuable support from the Malaysian Ministry of Youth and Sports and the National Sports Council (NSC) following an announcement to launch a series of development programs starting next year aimed at producing world class sailors from the country. ...
Optimist North Island Champs: Kiwi first, Australia second
By Angus Haslett, ,
10:00 PM Sun 17 Nov 2013 GMT
The final day of the Optimist North Islands got underway in the continued light conditions of 4-6knots so it was a true day for good clear thinking and strategic sailing.
It was a Kiwi, Scott McKenzie from Kohimarama Yacht Club in the Gold Fleet who led the way with a great display of skill in reading the shifts and good boat speed in the conditions, taking two firsts to pull away from Australi ...
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