| News for the Last 30 Days - World & Australia
ISAF Personal Safety Course Providers train in Great Britain
By Daniel Smith, ,
5:07 PM Fri 14 Mar 2014 GMT
Back in 2003, the International Sailing Federation introduced a standard basic syllabus for the training of safety courses in order to establish an internationally recognized qualification. The training requirements form part of the ISAF Offshore Special regulations and courses have been established and run, conforming to ISAF standards, within 20 Member National Authorities. ...
Busan confirmed as bidder for 2018 ISAF Sailing World Championships
By Sail-World.com, ,
4:56 PM Fri 14 Mar 2014 GMT
Inside the Games reports that the South Korean city of Busan has made a late entry into the race to host the 2018 International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Sailing World Championships. ...
Delta Lloyd Regatta - Details on the upcoming action
By Delta Lloyd Regatta, ,
3:49 PM Fri 14 Mar 2014 GMT
There are just ten weeks left until the 30th Delta Lloyd Regatta (May 20-24). We want to inform you about the format being sailed, the committees responsible for race management, the internationally formed jury, our PRO and the 2014 facilities you may expect. ...
Melges 32 Australian Championships - Spectacular action on the harbour
By Heath Walters, Sydney ,
3:46 PM Fri 14 Mar 2014 GMT
he Melges 32 fleet started their 2014 Australian Championships today on Spectacular Sydney Harbour. The fleet were fired up for some tough close racing, ready to settle a few scores off the back of last weekend’s Sydney Harbour Regatta. ...
America's Cup: Kiwi World Champion signs with Italians
By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, ,
11:44 AM Fri 14 Mar 2014 GMT
New Zealand's Adam Minoprio, the 2010 World Match Racing Champion, has signed with the Italian Luna Rossa team for the 2017 America's Cup. The former New Zealand Sailor of the Year, competed in the 2010/11 Volvo Ocean Race, as part of the crew of Camper, managed by Emirates Team New Zealand, but did not transfer over to the team's America's Cup program after the conclusion of that race. ...
America's Cup: Rome Kirby: 'What we did was pretty cool'
By America's Cup Media, ,
11:24 AM Fri 14 Mar 2014 GMT
It took about three months. That’s how long Rome Kirby, a trimmer with Oracle Team USA, says it took him to realize what his team had achieved with its comeback win over Emirates Team New Zealand in September. ...
RS Feva – A number of events on the horizon
By Golly Tucker, ,
10:24 AM Fri 14 Mar 2014 GMT
The RS Feva European Championships are set to take place 29th - 31st May. Entries for this three day event are now open. Bruinisse, Netherlands, the terrific venue of the 2011 World Championships is where we are headed to for this great event. ...
Alex Thomson reflects on the Hugo Boss mast walk - Never Again!
By Kate Laven, The Daily Telegraph (UK), ,
9:13 AM Fri 14 Mar 2014 GMT
The Daily Telegraph's yachting correspondent, Kate Laven, talks with Alex Thomson after his his mast-walking exploit and video, which is getting close to the million views mark.Despite having a fear of heights, he walked the length of his 100 foot mast as his boat Hugo Boss was heeled at a 45 degree angle somewhere off the coast of Cadiz in Spain and dived fully suited, into the water. ...
Maritime Alert - Dangerous surf conditions for North Coast boaters
By Transport Roads and Maritme Services, ,
8:31 AM Fri 14 Mar 2014 GMT
The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a warning about dangerous surf conditions from north of Port Stephens late tomorrow and extending throughout the north coast on Sunday. Skippers and owners of small craft should be on high alert and check the conditions before considering crossing a coastal bar or heading offshore. ...
25th Airlie Beach Race Week 2014 - Entries are now open
By Heidi Walton, ,
2:58 AM Fri 14 Mar 2014 GMT
2014 Airlie Beach Race Week - Entries are now open for the 25th anniversary of Airlie Beach Race Week with many competitors eager to register in this year’s celebratory event. ...
Arenal Training Camps Trophy - All set in Palma de Mallorca
By Neus Jordi, ,
8:58 PM Thu 13 Mar 2014 GMT
Nearly 450 sailors participate from tomorrow morning until Sunday at the Arenal Training Camps Trophy, an Olympic classes regatta which is a training for the Trofeo Princesa Sofía, the next to last stage of the ISAF Sailing World Cup. ...
Extreme Sailing Series - Act 2 action on the horizon + Video
By Extreme Sailing Series, ,
3:57 PM Thu 13 Mar 2014 GMT
With only one week to go on the EDOX countdown clock before the Extreme Sailing Series action continues on the Extreme 40 stadium racecourse, the 11 international teams and their crews of elite level sailors, are preparing to return to the Sultanate of Oman for a fourth consecutive year. ...
Head West for hot Etchells.
By John Curnow, ,
3:49 PM Thu 13 Mar 2014 GMT
23 Crews are in Western Australia ready for that State’s 2014 Championship. To be sailed on the picturesque Swan River over March 15 and 16, the best news is that once more, competition will be feature. Like all Etchells regattas, that will be evident no matter whether your fighting for first spot or aiming to ensure someone else is going to be in 13th place, meaning you finish in the top half. ...
America's Cup: Loick Peyron re-signs with Sweden's Artemis Racing
By Irene Corosu, Alameda, USA ,
11:19 AM Thu 13 Mar 2014 GMT
Artemis Racing announced today that French sailing legend Loïck Peyron has committed his future to the Swedish team as a member of the design group and helmsman. Following his role as technical coach and helmsman during the 34th America’s Cup, Loïck brings his renowned versatility and unparalleled experience to Artemis Racing. Includes video ...
Marine Rescue NSW - Commissioning of rapid-response rescue vessel
By Ken McManus, ,
8:36 AM Thu 13 Mar 2014 GMT
Marine Rescue NSW - The vessel and its air-berth represent a further investment of $47,000 by Marine Rescue NSW in boating safety in the Illawarra region. This follows the major refurbishment of the unit’s large 12.5m Steber offshore rescue vessel, Jervis Bay 40 ‘Colin Woods’, in 2012, at a cost of $414,500. ...
Extreme Sailing Series 2014 - Sydney Maritime authorities keen to help
By Roads and Maritime Services, ,
8:13 AM Thu 13 Mar 2014 GMT
Extreme Sailing Series 2014 - Roads and Maritime Services Acting Director Maritime Michael Wright said Sydney would host the finale of the series from 14 to 16 December. 'This is expected to bring a lot of attention to Sydney and not just within the marine community,' Mr Wright said. ...
Multihull Solutions powers to the 2014 Singapore Yacht Show
By Kate Elkington, ,
4:05 AM Thu 13 Mar 2014 GMT
Multihull Solutions will mark its inaugural presence at the Singapore Yacht Show with an impressive display of luxury power catamarans. ...
Visit Vicsail at the Pittwater Sail Expo 2014
By Vicsail, ,
3:27 AM Thu 13 Mar 2014 GMT
Vicsail is pleased to present all our marques at the Pittwater Sail Expo. We invite you to bring the family and enjoy a day of viewing the innovative and award winning yacht's Vicsail will be displaying. ...
International Cadet Class State Championships 2014
By Chris Furey, ,
2:27 AM Thu 13 Mar 2014 GMT
The past Labour Day long weekend saw thirty-two Cadets travel from their Melbourne and Geelong bay side clubs to join with five local crews on the beautiful waters of Bancroft Bay on the Gippsland Lakes for the 2014 International Cadet Class Victorian State Championship. ...
Clipper Round the World - Durban resident prepares for ocean crossing
By Amy Martindale, ,
8:34 AM Wed 12 Mar 2014 GMT
For the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race, a young Durban resident is preparing to take part in what is dubbed as the most challenging ocean crossing of the 40,000 mile long race. ...
Doyle Sails NZ/Stratis Newsletter for Summer 2014
By Ellie Brade, Auckland NZ ,
4:45 AM Wed 12 Mar 2014 GMT
Latest update from the team at Doyle Sails, New Zealand - includes Shockwave's win in the Caribbean 600, maxi yacht sails, Hugo Boss, Round North Island, new sails for the Farrier F-22 and the latest from the Finn Nationals ...
Doyle Sails Kawau Weekend a stunning success for the NZ E5.9 Assoc
By NZ Elliott 5.9 Class Assn Media, Kawau Island, NZ ,
4:23 AM Wed 12 Mar 2014 GMT
The NZ E5.9 Association has run a successful North Island Traveler Series for several years. This has followed a proven formula and has steadily grown in numbers over the past 5 years. We are anticipating record numbers in 2014. ...
2014 Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race - Entries now open
By Lisa Ratcliff, ,
2:27 AM Wed 12 Mar 2014 GMT
The Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race is an integral stepping stone in the annual winter keelboat march northwards and once again the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron is expecting to entice a strong fleet. ...
America's Cup: Australia versus USA on Sydney Harbour
By Sail-World.com/nz, ,
10:16 PM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
Oracle Team USA and Team Australia, the Defender and Challenger of Record respectively, are currently in training/racing sessions on Sydney Harbour, sailing AC45's.
Oracle Team USA sailing team manager and tactician Tom Slingsby is enthusiastic about his team's first days on the harbour. ...
Extreme Sailing Series: Glenn Ashby looks to ahead to Act 2, Muscat
By Extreme Sailing Series, ,
9:54 PM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
In 2014, Glenn Ashby returned to the Extreme Sailing Series as trimmer with the Kiwi Emirates Team New Zealand, after last competing in the circuit in 2011. He takes a look back at the opening Act of the season in Singapore, and eyes the upcoming Act in Muscat, Oman, which starts in just over one weeks time. ...