| News for the Last 30 Days - World & Australia
QantasLink Brisbane Gladstone - 66 years of family history
By Nigel Statham, Brisbane ,
9:34 AM Fri 21 Feb 2014 GMT
Deagon yachtsman Peter Holm will stow a special bottle of rum aboard his ketch Marriah when she contests the QantasLink 66th Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race over the Easter weekend. ...
Snowy Mountains Regatta, 1-2nd March Lake Jindabyne- Enter Now!!
By Matt Owen, Lake Jindabyne ,
9:10 AM Fri 21 Feb 2014 GMT
Come and sail in the highest regatta in Australia, held on beautiful Lake Jindabyne. ...
Kiteboarding Australia - National Championships 2014 announced
By Kiteboarding Australia, ,
8:22 AM Fri 21 Feb 2014 GMT
Kiteboarding Australia National Championships 2014 - The event promises to combine incredible action from the country’s best kiteboarding athletes with lots of fun for spectators and competitors alike. The event will be held from 17th to 23rd of March and is hosted by Royal Brighton Yacht Club. ...
2014 JJ Giltinan - Famous Incidents in 18 foot skiff history
By Frank Quealey, ,
2:29 AM Fri 21 Feb 2014 GMT
2014 JJ Giltinan and Australian 18ft Skiff Nationals - During the 75 years history of the JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship there have been many ‘incidents’ which have involved teams who won the championship in which the incident occurred (albeit one them lost the championship on protest) and almost saw a breakdown between the governing bodies and competitors of Australia and New Zealand. ...
Yachting New Zealand looks to appoint a Disabled Sailing Coordinator
By Kristine Horne, Auckland ,
11:08 PM Thu 20 Feb 2014 GMT
Yachting New Zealand is looking to appoint a Disabled Sailing Coordinator.
The main purpose of this role is to develop sailing as an inclusive sport for people of all abilities, through providing support and resources to YNZ member clubs and organizations. ...
International Fireball World Championships – Crews needed
By Ben Schulz, Adelaide ,
6:54 PM Thu 20 Feb 2014 GMT
The 2014 International Fireball World Championships are taking place in Pattaya Thailand from the 22nd March to the 5th April. While numbers will be on the low side for a Fireball event, the quality of the fleet will be high as always. ...
Extreme Sailing Series 2014 in Singapore. This is not a rehearsal.
By Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Singapore ,
5:19 PM Thu 20 Feb 2014 GMT
Flying is truly wonderful, but we are apt to get blasé about it. For example, this morning I got on a plane in Hong Kong where it was a soul-sapping 8˚, and now I am in Singapore where it is a balmy 27˚ and I’m going to have to get more ice for my g&t in a minute - and that’s what I mean by ‘truly wonderful’. ...
Extreme Sailing Series - Challenging first day for GAC Pindar
By Adam Tanous, ,
5:02 PM Thu 20 Feb 2014 GMT
In the Extreme Sailing Series, following a challenging first day’s competition in Singapore today, including a heavy collision with The Wave, Muscat in Race 6, the GAC Pindar shore team is now in over-drive to make overnight repairs and get the team’s Extreme 40 back ready for action tomorrow. ...
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Race 9 to Qingdao underway
By Clipper Round the World, ,
4:16 PM Thu 20 Feb 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, the race to China’s Olympic sailing city is one of contrasts. The fleet is still suffering with steamy temperatures, fairly calm seas and light winds, but once it reaches Taiwanese waters it can expect the winds to increase to 30 to 40 knots with a very rough sea state creating demanding headwind conditions. ...
Farr 40 National Championships - Upping the ante on day 2 + Video
By Lisa Ratcliff, ,
3:46 PM Thu 20 Feb 2014 GMT
On day two of the Farr 40 National Championships: John Calvert-Jones Trophy, the forecasters got it right as Hobart upped the ante for the eight boat fleet contesting their Australian title. An early NNW wind in the high teens gusting up to 28 knots caused some damage in race five, the first of the day. ...
Crown Series Bellerive Regatta - Historic event on the horizon
By Peter Campbell, ,
2:40 PM Thu 20 Feb 2014 GMT
Tasmania’s biggest keelboat regatta, the 10th Crown Series Bellerive Regatta, has attracted just on 100 yachts for this weekend’s sailing spectacular on Hobart’s River Derwent, starting this Friday evening with a twilight race. Entries of off-the-beach boats are being accepted by Bellerive Yacht Club up to midday today (Friday) with near 90 entries received by late Wednesday. ...
Extreme Sailing Series 2014: Realstone throw down the gauntlet on open
By ESS Media, Singapore ,
2:19 PM Thu 20 Feb 2014 GMT
The much-anticipated opening regatta of the 2014 Extreme Sailing Series began today in Singapore under the gaze of the city’s soaring skyscrapers, with eight races producing six different winners. The Swiss-flagged Realtstone were the form team, executing a consistent strategy in the trying conditions, to finish the opening day of the global tour top of the leaderboard ...
Royal Southern Match Cup 2014 attracts top quality field
By Peta Stuart-Hunt | PR Works, ,
12:03 PM Thu 20 Feb 2014 GMT
Royal Southern Match Cup 2014 - Entry requests have come from Keith Swinton (AUS - ranked 6), Staffan Lindberg (FIN - 11), Dave Gilmour (AUS - 12), Viktor Ogeman (SWE - 18), Antti Luhta (FIN - 26), Vladimir Lipavsky (RUS - 34), Arthur Herreman (FRA - 36), Lorenz Mueller (SWI - 40), Lucas Lier (DEN - 45), and Philip Bendon (IRL - 47). ...
Aussie’s ready to take on ANZ Sail Fiji
By Suellen Hurling, Auckland ,
11:10 AM Thu 20 Feb 2014 GMT
The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Midnight Rambler is so enthusiastic to make the start line for ANZ Sail Fiji that they are already sending through their crew details for the race.
Leaps and bounds ahead of the fleet, Midnight Rambler’s Chris Rockell contacted Race Management at Royal Akarana Yacht Club to get their documentation submissions in full swing. ...
ISAF - Guidelines for the use of social media by ISAF Race Officials
By ISAF Race Officials, ,
8:25 AM Thu 20 Feb 2014 GMT
ISAF - Guidelines for the use of social media by ISAF Race Officials. With the increasing use of new communication tools on the web such as blogs, social networks, call and text message services, it is necessary for ISAF Race Officials to consider how their own use of such tools interacts with their role as an official. ...
The Clipper Race - Fleet depart Singapore to Qingdao
By Ruth Harrington, ,
4:01 AM Thu 20 Feb 2014 GMT
2013 - 14 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - The 12-strong Clipper Race fleet departed One15 Marina, Sentosa Cove this morning after a highly enjoyable stopover in Singapore to head for the Race nine start line to Qingdao, China ...
Australian 470 Nationals – Great racing on Day 1
By Brian Case, Sorrento ,
1:38 AM Thu 20 Feb 2014 GMT
At the Australian 470 Nationals, being held at Sorrento Sailing and Couta Boat Club, 11 teams have been busy with last minute training and preparations. ...
NSW Sharpie State Championships – Sensational Round 2
By Marc Ablett, ACT ,
1:23 AM Thu 20 Feb 2014 GMT
NSW Sharpie State Championships Round 2 – The weather looked fairly uninviting for most of the weekend, but that didn’t deter 17 boats from showing up. The wind gods smiled on the Sharpie class most of the time with a nice eight knot Nor easter on Saturday and a belter southerly on Sunday. ...
America's Cup - Oracle Team USA to head downunder for spring training
By Peter Rusch, ,
9:52 PM Wed 19 Feb 2014 GMT
Winner of the 34th America's Cup, Oracle Team USA, will start its sailing program in Sydney, Australia next month. The team has scheduled practice against Team Australia, representing the Hamilton Island Yacht Club, the Challenger of Record for the 35th America’s Cup. ...
Powerboat racing this weekend, steer clear of Lake Albert
By Roads and Maritime Services, ,
9:35 PM Wed 19 Feb 2014 GMT
We are reminding boaters to keep clear of Lake Albert this weekend for the safe staging of powerboat circuit racing. Roads and Maritime Services has granted an exclusive use aquatic licence for the entire lake from 8am to 5pm both days. The area will be maintained and monitored by marked control vessels. ...
ISAF seeks individual to be Head of ISAF Sailing World Cup
By ISAF, ,
5:23 PM Wed 19 Feb 2014 GMT
The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) is launching a new ISAF Sailing World Cup, which includes an annual Grand Final, with the first events taking place in December 2014. The Sailing World Cup is ISAF's most important event property, and is to be managed in-house. ...
The Great Race to commence April 5th
By Helen James, ,
2:50 PM Wed 19 Feb 2014 GMT
On Saturday 5th April 2014, Southport Yacht Club will be hosting The Great Race - for the tenth time since its inauguration in 2005. Year after year, The Great Race attracts competitors from all over Australia, looking to test their stamina and willpower in this 70km endurance race from the Gold Coast to Brisbane. ...
Farr 40 National Championships - Solid first day for defending champ
By Lisa Ratcliff - OCC, ,
1:51 PM Wed 19 Feb 2014 GMT
At the Farr 40 National Championships: John Calvert-Jones Trophy, defending champions Transfusion regained their mojo on day one to be lead Farr 40 after four races. Monday’s lapse at the Tasmanian State Title was cast aside and the Sydney crew led by skipper Guido Belgiorno-Nettis and eminent America’s Cup winning strategist and Olympic gold medallist Tom Slingsby came out swinging. ...
Extreme Sailing Series 2014 - Seve Jarvin set for debut
By Adam Tanous, ,
12:25 PM Wed 19 Feb 2014 GMT
Ahead of the first event on the Extreme Sailing Series™, taking place on Singapore’s Marina Bay from 20-23 February, following three weeks of intense training on Sydney Harbour final preparations are now underway for GAC Pindar. ...
Soldiers Point Marina committed to supporting local students
By Lue Fagan, ,
11:31 AM Wed 19 Feb 2014 GMT
Soldiers Point Marina is very happy to reveal the continuation of sponsorship for Year 10 students from Tomaree High School and St Philips Christian College on the Tomaree Peninsula involved in the Real Futures Program. ...