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Queensland Youth Week 2014, Racer Profiles Day 1
By Miles Ruge, Queensland ,
8:13 PM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
Throughout the week of racing at the Australian Midwinter Youth Championship 2014 at Queensland Yacht Squadron (Manly), we’ll be profiling the leading competitors of a select series each day. ...
America's Cup: 2017 venue short-list reduced to two Cities
By Sail-World, ,
7:49 PM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
Two potential host cities for the 35th America's Cup have been shortlisted. Two cities have now been cut from the original list of four. A final decision is now to be made by the end of the year, instead of the end of September as originally indicated. ...
Finn Silver Cup - Pedersen and Kistanov slug it out + Video
By Robert Deaves, ,
7:17 PM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
At the Finn Silver Cup, Anders Pedersen (NOR) and Arkadiy Kistanov (RUS) engaged in a battle of wits on the third day in Hoorn, Netherlands to slug it out for the overall lead. Kistanov narrowly missed out on all three race wins but the final score was was one win for Pederden and two for Kistanov. This left Pedersen leading Kistanov by two points with Nenad Bugarin (CRO) 23 points back in third. ...
49er and 49erFX Europeans: Pitfalls aplenty on day 1 + Video
By International 49er Class, ,
5:08 PM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
The opening day at the 49er and 49erFX European Championships was a tricky one for a variety of reasons and started with a bang. 2013 European's Silver medalists, Dylan Fletcher and Alain Sign hit a rock near the port layline of course C, splitting their hull wide open. ...
ISAF Youth Worlds - Laser Radial sailors look to join list of legends
By ISAF, ,
3:53 PM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
The Laser Radial Boys and Girls fleets will be the largest at the ISAF Youth World Sailing Worlds with 58 male and 47 female competitors ready to do battle. Racing commences on 14 July with the world's best young Radial sailors ready to fight for the titles that have been won by Russell Coutts, Robert Scheidt, Ben Ainslie, Siren Sundby and Carolijn Brouwer throughout the history of the regatta. ...
Sail Sandy 2014 opened up to multihulls
By Chris Furey, ,
11:20 AM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
Sandringham Yacht Club extends an invitation to all off the beach Multihull classes to join with the traditional monohull fleet at their signature Sail Sandy Regatta to be conducted on the waters of Port Phillip over the weekend of October 18th and 19th, 2014. ...
Coville soon to chase solo circumnavigation record in giant trimaran
By Sail-World, ,
11:15 AM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
Leading French trans-oceanic racer, Thomas Coville is close to setting off on another solo circumnavigation record attempt. He will be using the latest North Sails 3Di Raw technology. Here's the video of Coville putting the giant Sodebo through her paces ...
Stena Match Cup Sweden - Team Gilmour finishes eighth
By Team Gilmour, ,
10:43 AM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
It has been a long week at our first Stena Match Cup Sweden, with Team Gilmour finishing a little disappointed in eighth place. We found it a little difficult to build momentum throughout the event and get used to the DS37 yachts. Despite the result we feel that we are still improving and learning from every race and really growing as a team. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel opt for experienced winner
By Volvo Ocean Race, ,
10:06 AM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
Experienced French sailor Laurent Pagès has been chosen by Team Brunel skipper Bouwe Bekking to complete his line-up for the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Pagès brings a winning pedigree to the Dutch challengers after he helped guide Groupama to victory in the last edition in 2011-12. ...
Abell Point Yacht Club to launch new Sunset Series
By Luke McCaul, ,
9:57 AM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
Abell Point Yacht Club (APYC) will launch its new Friday night twilight calendar from the 18th July renaming it the 'Abell Point Sunset Series'. With the cruising season in the Whitsundays in full swing, prime sailing conditions will kick start the weekly sunset series which will include a number of great social events and a range of prizes for keen sailors. ...
Bakewell-White supermaxi designed to take Transpac's Barn Door Trophy *Feature
By Richard Gladwell Ssail-World.com/nz, ,
9:44 AM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
After being based in Australia since 2008, the Bakewell-White 30m Supermaxi 'Lahana' (nee Konica Minolta, nee Zana) has returned to New Zealand for what the designer called 'a major refit'.
Renamed 'Rio', her new US owners wanted a boat that would be able to have a serious crack at the Barn Door Trophy in the Transpac Race, which runs from Los Angeles to Hawaii. ...
Dinghy Academy is staging ground for young Finn talent
By Robert Deaves, ,
9:01 AM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
Falasca, aged 18, said, 'I started sailing the Finn in March at the Academy with Luca, with the support of the Finn Class through its FIDeS programme. I started because I knew some Argentinian and Uruguayan guys were sailing in Valencia so I thought it was a good opportunity to start a sailing career and have some progress in my sailing.' ...
Crew rescued by navy patrol from J/111 racer after Mayday in storm
By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, ,
8:25 AM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
Updated to include images from the rescue and two interviews. Earlier, Maritime NZ have confirmed that the J/111 Django was abandoned off the coast of the North Island of New Zealand late Tuesday afternoon and the three crew taken aboard a Navy patrol vessel. The yacht was returning from the ANZ Fiji Race, when she experienced strong easterly winds about 170nm off the coast of the North Island. ...
Dangerous conditions for NSW coastal boaters from Thursday
By Roads and Maritime Services, ,
7:58 AM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
Skippers and owners of small craft should be on high alert and check the conditions before considering crossing a coastal bar or heading offshore. Rock fishers should also check weather forecasts before heading out to decide whether it is safe to fish near dangerous surf. ...
Oceanis 48 at the Sydney International Boat Show
By Cheryl Stanton, ,
7:25 AM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
Oceanis 48 - Nothing but the best Simplicity and freedom stand out, served by great flow and functional modularity. The Oceanis 48 arrives in Sydney on the eighth of July. You can view the Oceanis 48 at the Sydney International Boat Show Thursday 31st - August 4th ...
Queensland Youth Week 2014 - Calm conditions on day 1
By Miles Ruge, Queensland ,
3:37 AM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
Calm conditions heralded the first day of racing at the Australian Midwinter Youth Championships 2014 on Waterloo Bay, Manly today. Hosted by Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron, and Yachting Australia, the five day event aims to provide up-and-coming sailors with an avenue to sharpen their racing skills in pristine winter sailing conditions. ...
Marine Auctions experiencing rising tide of interest *Feature
By Jeni Bone, ,
1:42 AM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
Things are picking up in the marine auction scene, thanks to a combination of fine winter weather, positive consumer sentiment and rising international interest. ...
18 foot skiff European Championship (Open Europeans) - Final results
By Dan Ibsen, ,
11:12 PM Mon 7 Jul 2014 GMT
The European Championship is one of the four Grand Prix races in Europe. Next race is in Travemunde, Germany in July and in the end of August the Dutch Grand Prix will take place in Bruinisse. ...
2014 Queensland Mid-Winter Open Cup - Overall wrap
By Ryan Spring, Queensland ,
8:35 PM Mon 7 Jul 2014 GMT
The 2014 Queensland mid-winter cup was held at paradise point sailing club. The hosts put on a superb reception and brought everything except the breeze. Day one showed no intention of any wind and led to perfect conditions to kick start the regatta with some impressive freestyle. ...
Finn Silver Cup - Arkadiy Kistanov takes the lead in Hoorn + Video
By Robert Deaves, ,
6:02 PM Mon 7 Jul 2014 GMT
At the Finn Silver Cup, Arkadiy Kistanov (RUS), the 2011 Finn Junior World Champion, has taken the lead after a difficult day afloat on the second day in Hoorn, The Netherlands. Only one race was sailed as the breeze faded during the race and eventually switched off after the first boats finished. ...
Nacra 17 European Championships - No action on day 1
By Camille El Beze, ,
5:49 PM Mon 7 Jul 2014 GMT
On day one of the Nacra 17 Europeans, the 71 competitors from 28 different nations had a long day waiting around the boat park in La Grande Motte when the wind refused to build enough to allow any competition. One of the two allocated fleets went afloat in steady rain to await a possible start in a light breeze, but the wind faded and shifted in direction and so they were returned to shore. ...
ISAF Youth Worlds - 29er and SL16 sailors prepare for battle + Video
By ISAF, ,
1:49 PM Mon 7 Jul 2014 GMT
The 2014 ISAF Youth Worlds will welcome experienced SL16 heads and fresh 29er faces when racing commences in Tavira, Portugal on 14 July 2014. Sixteen teams featuring several former medallists will fight it out in the Open Multihull SL16 fleet whilst a number of new Open Skiff 29er teams will make their ISAF Youth Worlds debut in the 30-boat fleet. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Eight new crew members named by teams
By Volvo Ocean Race media, ,
1:15 PM Mon 7 Jul 2014 GMT
Eight new crew for the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 were today unveiled in separate announcements from Team Alvimedica and the Spanish Team challengers. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: New additions to Spanish team announced
By Team Campos media, ,
10:18 AM Mon 7 Jul 2014 GMT
Two newcomers to the Volvo Ocean Race and a 32 years old 'veteran' join the Spanish project in the offshore race that will start next October from Alicante. The team led by Iker Martínez and Xabi Fernández confirmed this Monday that Spaniards Rafa Trujillo and Antonio 'Ñeti' Cuervas-Mons and French Nicolas Lunven will be, respectively, trimmer/driver, bowman and navigator of the new Spanish boat. ...
Gold Coast International Marine Expo - Exhibitor space filling fast
By Emma Milne, ,
4:11 AM Mon 7 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Gold Coast International Marine Expo - Exhibitor sites at the Gold Coast International Marine Expo are filling fast – already more than 60% of available space has been secured for Australia’s only 'Working Boat Show' from October 17-19. ...