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ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 29th April 2013
8:05 AM Mon 29 Apr 2013 GMT
The ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 29th April 2013 have been released with 15 countries taking 30 of the top three ranking positions. It has been a consistent 12-month period for the Alonso brothers which has earned them the world number one spot in the 49er. Mat Belcher and Will Ryan march on with a perfect ranking score and the Kiwis have regained world number one 49erFX spot. ...
SAP 5O5 World Championship - Jiggering the Trend Lines + Video
By Kimbell Livingston, ,
6:38 AM Mon 29 Apr 2013 GMT
Race three of the SAP 505 World Championship was a reminder that, while crunching the best data, and executing appropriate strategies, in sailing as in business you need to keep a weather eye out for what the legal team refers to as an Act of God. ...
Hamilton Island Audi Race Week 2013 Accommodation Options
By Kristie Kaighin, Hamilton Island ,
6:01 AM Mon 29 Apr 2013 GMT
Have you booked your accommodation for Hamilton Island Audi Race Week 2013? All the best properties book out early, so make sure you book soon to secure your preferred option. ...
Sir Keith Mills to invest several million Euros into offshore project
By Pierre Orphanidis, vsail.info,
4:11 AM Mon 29 Apr 2013 GMT
Sir Keith Mills, 62, has spent his entire working life in the advertising and marketing business. He close a media conference in Switzerland saying that he spent his entire career marketing products and that this one is 'one of the best' he has seen then you wish you could have invested some of your savings there as well. ...
International Lifejacket Forum focuses on Life jacket safety
By Neil Patchett,
1:50 AM Mon 29 Apr 2013 GMT
This week International boating experts will gather in Sydney to talk about the next steps for the life jacket safety agenda in Australia . ...
The SAP 5O5 Worlds championships 2013 heat up
By Jennifer Langille, ,
11:53 PM Sun 28 Apr 2013 GMT
The SAP 505 Worlds have heated up, although the official results show how the German sailors remain to lead the regatta, the American sailors added a touch of pressure to the day's racing. ...
America's Cup: Artemis Racing's David Brooke leaves San Fran hospital
By Richard Gladwell,
8:43 PM Sun 28 Apr 2013 GMT
The family of David Brooke (NZL), a veteran of several America's Cup campaigns and Volvo Ocean Races, have advised that he is continuing a successful recovery after an emergency liver transplant in mid April, in San Francisco. 'Good news....We have David home with us at our apartment which is very close to the hospital. He will be treated now as an outpatient on four out of the five days each week ...
Melges 32 Virgin Islands Sailing Series Champion announced
By Joy Dunigan,
6:02 PM Sun 28 Apr 2013 GMT
The first ever OtterBox® Melges 32 Virgin Island Sailing Series (M32VISS) championship went to Roberto Tomasini Grinover aboard Robertissima. ...
Surf World Cup Podersdorf - Perfect conditions on Day 3
By Vivienne Masters, ,
5:08 PM Sun 28 Apr 2013 GMT
Surf World Cup Podersdorf Day 3 proved to be a much more relaxed affair, after yesterday’s action packed day, as light winds and glorious sunny weather returned to Podersdorf, which created the perfect conditions for the opening heat of the European tow-in event, which took place at 5pm. ...
America's Cup: Preview of 33rd America's Cup saga released - Video
By Richard Gladwell,
12:37 PM Sun 28 Apr 2013 GMT
The trailer (movie-speak for preview) for a new film entitled The Wind Gods has been released. The film covers the events leading up to the 33rd America's Cup Match, and the Match itself. From what can be seen on the trailer the foot age is spectacular, comments very interesting, but the commentary can't be that bad can it?
A must see for all sailing fans. ...
SAP 505 World Championship - Great start for Boehm and Roos
By Jennifer Langille,
8:01 AM Sun 28 Apr 2013 GMT
The SAP 505 World Championship is now underway. There are two casinos within walking distance of the Barbados Yacht Club, and if anybody ought to hit the casinos tonight, it's German skipper Stefan Boehm, winner of the opening two races. ...
Interviews from ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres winners
By Ajay Rau, ,
3:40 AM Sun 28 Apr 2013 GMT
Interviews from ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres winners ...
Team Beau Geste mounts stunning TP52 Southern Cross Cup defence
By Lisa Ratcliff, Melbourne, Australia ,
2:47 AM Sun 28 Apr 2013 GMT
The internationally crewed Team Beau Geste from the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club mounted a stunning defence of their first round result in the TP52 Southern Cross Cup, wrapping up stage two this afternoon on Melbourne’s Port Phillip by a whopping 15 points. ...
Four things that matter with the Vicsail Pittwater Beneteau Cup
By John Curnow, Pittwater ,
1:55 AM Sun 28 Apr 2013 GMT
If you collect a large group of Beneteaus in the same area, you’re pretty much assured of four things. First, there’ll be some very civilised greetings and perhaps a glass of bubbly. Next there’ll be an equally civilised race, starting not too early in the day. Additionally, there’ll be the pre-requisite party with great times and lively band at the end. ...
Steinlager ANZAC 18fter Trophy: Sunday brings respite from big breezes
1:01 AM Sun 28 Apr 2013 GMT
The light airs in the final races of the Steinlager 18ft Skiff ANZAC regatta were a welcome respite for the crews after a punishing opening three days. Once again, it was Alex Vallings and his Kiwi crew of Chris Kitchen and Josh McCormack onboard C-Tech and Australian Thurlow Fisher Lawyers setting the pace. ...
Couta Boat two handed race at Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club
By Rod Martin, Sorrento ,
12:12 AM Sun 28 Apr 2013 GMT
The Couta Boat two handed race was held in a 20 knot breeze. Ideally for this breeze the Couta boats have seven crew so the two up teams did well to compete and finish this enjoyable event without incident. ...
CYCA Winter Series - Summer like conditions for Race 1
By Jennifer Crooks,
11:25 PM Sat 27 Apr 2013 GMT
The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Winter Series, which has been part of the club’s sailing calendar for over 65 years, hosted Race 1 with 112 yachts on the start line despite the balmy temperatures. ...
2013 SAP 505 Worlds: Day 1 images by Christophe Favreau
By Christophe Favreau,
6:34 PM Sat 27 Apr 2013 GMT
The 2013 SAP 505 World Championships are now underway in Barbados. This gallery of images from Day 1 of the racing have been kindly provided by top international photographer Christophe Favreau ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres 2013 - Double Gold for Australia *Feature
By Craig Heydon,
4:47 PM Sat 27 Apr 2013 GMT
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres 2013 - Australian sailors have won two gold medals on the final day of the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Hyeres, France, with Tom Burton claiming a come from behind Laser gold while Mathew Belcher and Will Ryan continued their dominant run to win the 470 men’s class. ...
Melges 32 Caribbean Championship - Unpredictable Day 2
By Joy Dunigan,
4:44 PM Sat 27 Apr 2013 GMT
2013 OtterBox® Melges 32 Virgin Islands Sailing Series (M32VISS), Caribbean Championship second day of racing commenced under rainy and very cloudy conditions. Despite the dismal forecast that basically predicted nothing but unpredictable and unstable air, PRO Hank Stuart and his dedicated Race Committee were determined to make it another great day of racing in Sir Francis Drake Channel. ...
PWA Surf World Cup Podersdorf – Epic freestyle conditions on Day 2
By Vivienne Masters, ,
4:32 PM Sat 27 Apr 2013 GMT
PWA Surf World Cup Podersdorf second day of action got underway in Austria shortly after 10:30am. Yesterday’s stunning sunshine was replaced by a much moodier scene as the clouds moved in, but more importantly the sailors were greeted with 25-30 knots of wind, making for epic freestyle conditions. ...
ISAF World Cup: Gold and Bronze for New Zealand crews
By Jodie Bakewell-White,
12:45 PM Sat 27 Apr 2013 GMT
Alex Maloney and Molly Meech from New Zealand have won gold at ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres in the 49erFX class securing the victory today after six days of racing off the French coast. And Josh Junior has taken his first podium finish at a World Cup Regatta with bronze in the Finn. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup - Mills claims first major Finn event in Hyeres
By Robert Deaves, ,
12:23 PM Sat 27 Apr 2013 GMT
At the ISAF Sailing World Cup, Andrew Mills (GBR) has claimed his first ever major Finn event after snatching victory on the final day of competition in Hyeres. Saturday was medal race day and after trailing team mate Giles Scott (GBR) all week, he was the best performer on the final day to take a well deserved win. Scott took the silver while Josh Junior (NZL) took bronze. ...
MVM Balaton Melges 24 Regatta - Nearly perfect weather on day 2
By Istvan Rujak, ,
12:10 PM Sat 27 Apr 2013 GMT
On day two of the MVM Balaton Melges 24 Regatta, the inaugural event of new European Sailing Series, the race committee led by Gert Schmidleitner made the best of the nearly perfect weather conditions so the fleet could sail four nice races. Fifteen to twenty knots of southwest wind was blowing all day in a slightly tricky manner as is usual on lakes. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup 2013 -Golden returns as Hyeres action concludes *Feature
By Fabienne Morin,
11:13 AM Sat 27 Apr 2013 GMT
At the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres 2013, the medals were decided across the ten Olympic events which brought the regatta to a close. An up and down breeze that never truly filled in at any point ensured for close knit racing on the final day in the south of France. ...
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