| News for the Last 30 Days - World & Australia
Grant Dalton’s thoughts on the A2B Ocean Race
7:56 PM Thu 16 May 2013 GMT
Speaking about the 2014 A2B Ocean Race, Dalton said – 'over recent years there has been quite a decline in the off-shore racing circuit in NZ. It really needed a shot in the arm to get people ocean racing again, and to blood the next group of round the world sailors. The A2B Race starting on February the ninth next year could do that'. ...
AWMRT Match Race Germany - Lengthy day on Lake Constance
By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, ,
7:37 PM Thu 16 May 2013 GMT
The start of Match Race Germany was marked by a lengthy day of Lake Constance. With the wind off Langenargen just strong enough to sail but rarely getting above ten knots, the organisers ripped through ten flights of the qualifying round, bringing all of the twelve international teams up to five races sailed. ...
Antigua Sailing Week - Nonsuch Bay RS Elite Challenge at Pigeon Beach
By Marin Wadhams, ,
7:23 PM Thu 16 May 2013 GMT
A highlight of Antigua Sailing Week this year was the Nonsuch Bay RS Elite Challenge which took place on Lay Day. The invitational event sailed in 24-foot RS Elite keelboats was watched by hundreds of spectators on Pigeon Beach. ...
Delta Lloyd Regatta enters new era and title sponsor extension
By Arjen Rahusen, ,
4:14 PM Thu 16 May 2013 GMT
The 2013 Delta Lloyd Regatta set to be staged in Medemblik from the 21-25 May. With the 29th edition of this prestigious sailing event in North Holland, the organisers and Delta Lloyd will be entering a new era. In a post-Olympic year, the Delta Lloyd Regatta is now part of the Champions Sailing Cup where the five largest European sailing events have combined their resources. ...
Extreme Sailing Series - Of SpeedDreams and Tilt-ing things
By Extreme Sailing Series,
2:01 PM Thu 16 May 2013 GMT
The next two Acts of the Extreme Sailing Series are to be staged in Istanbul, Turkey (20-23 June) and Porto, Portugal (25-28 July) and now Team Tilt, the Swiss team selected for the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup, has announced their participation in both events - as the global tour heads back to Europe for the summer months. Also new to the Series is SpeedDream. ...
Kayaker credits lifejacket for saving his life
By AAP Medianet,
7:26 AM Thu 16 May 2013 GMT
A man who survived more than six hours in the ocean off Port Stephens on Sunday night had hired a lifejacket just minutes before setting out in his kayak. ...
Hamilton Island Race Week - Wedding Bells for skipper Bruce Absolon
By Rob Mundle,
4:44 AM Thu 16 May 2013 GMT
The biggest fear yacht owner Bruce Absolon holds as he prepares for this year’s 30th Audi Hamilton Island Race Week doesn’t relate to him being late for a race start, but being late for his wedding. ...
Marine Rescue NSW to commission new offshore rescue vessel
By Ken McManus, ,
3:27 AM Thu 16 May 2013 GMT
At 11am on Saturday 18th May Marine Rescue Ulladulla will commission its new offshore rescue vessel, a fast response, long-cabin Steber 38, with deployment capability for up to 30 nautical miles offshore, at the Marine Rescue Ulladulla base, Ulladulla Harbour. ...
Super special end of season Musto clearance sale
By Musto Media,
9:46 PM Wed 15 May 2013 GMT
Don’t miss this super special end of season clearance sale of Musto technical and lifestyle clothing, with up to 75% off selected stock* (*samples and discontinued lines) at RAN Sailing Association from Friday 17 May - Sunday 19 May. ...
AWMRT Match Race Germany sets sail tomorrow
By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, ,
6:15 PM Wed 15 May 2013 GMT
Alpari World Match Racing Tour’s Match Race Germany commences tomorrow. Twelve international teams will be competing off Langenargen on Lake Constance with the snowcapped peaks of the Swiss and Austrian Alps as a backdrop. ...
Women's Match Racing action kicks off in Saint Quay-Portrieux
By Joakim Hermansson, ,
4:42 PM Wed 15 May 2013 GMT
The inaugural Women's International Match Racing Series season commences tomorrow with an international mix of newcomers and veterans taking part the first event in St Quay-Portrieux, France. Sailing the former Olympic class Elliott 6m, ten crews from eight countries will fight hard to reach the podium on Sunday. ...
ORC World Championships - Ancona competitor list published
By ORC Media,
4:16 PM Wed 15 May 2013 GMT
Organizers for the 2013 Adria Ferries ORC International World Championship have published the list of entries that are set to take part in the event held in Ancona, Italy over 21-29 June 2013. To maintain the highest possible standards for the event, organizers have put limits on the number of entries eligible to race, so there are now 100 confirmed entries and 22 yachts on the waiting list. ...
President's Report on the ISAF Mid-Year Meeting in Copenhagen
4:03 PM Wed 15 May 2013 GMT
ISAF President Carlo Croce reports on the 2013 ISAF Mid-Year Meeting that took place in Copenhagen, Denmark. ...
Giraglia Rolex Cup - Timeless classic returns this June
By KPMS, ,
3:37 PM Wed 15 May 2013 GMT
The Giraglia Rolex Cup, a competition that has run annually since 1953, returns from 14-22 June 2013. The weeklong event organized by the Yacht Club Italiano in conjunction with the Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez, has long captured the imagination of the Mediterranean sailing community, and has experienced a marked revival since Rolex’s emergence as title sponsor in 1998. ...
Global Ocean Race - Carterham Challenge to join 2014-15 action
By GOR Media, ,
3:25 PM Wed 15 May 2013 GMT
The 2014-15 edition of the Global Ocean Race will welcome one of motor racing's engineering and design geniuses as an entrant. Mike Gascoyne will be joining the eight teams already preparing for the start. Gascoyne will be at the PSP Southampton Boat Show for the start of the round-the-world race in September 2014 with a new Class40 boat, Caterham Challenge, to be launched this summer. ...
Hamilton Island Audi Race Week accommodation options
By Kristie Kaighin, Hamilton Island ,
2:49 PM Wed 15 May 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. ...
ISAF Match Race Rankings for 15th May 2013
By ISAF/ISAF UK LTD, ,
1:42 PM Wed 15 May 2013 GMT
Ian Williams (GBR) is perfectly primed at the top of the Open Rankings with a healthy advantage in the ISAF Match Race Rankings, while ISAF Nations Cup European Regional Final Winner Viktor Ogeman reaps the rewards of his success to move to a personal best of World 28. ...
ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship, Cyprus + Promo video
By Michalis Pateniotis, ,
11:34 AM Wed 15 May 2013 GMT
ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship to be held at the island of Cyprus and the city of Limassol ...
New rescue vessel officially commissioned
By Ken McManus,
7:24 AM Wed 15 May 2013 GMT
A rescue vessel will be officially commissioned at Brunswick Heads tomorrow, boosting the emergency capability of Marine Rescue NSW volunteers on the State’s North Coast ...
US orders new Protector for America’s Cup
By Mike Rose,
6:20 AM Wed 15 May 2013 GMT
A new Rayglass Protector 11.5-metre Cabin SL is on its way to San Francisco after being ordered especially for watching the Louis Vuitton and America’s Cup regattas later this year.
The new model features a custom interior, including a cockpit lounge suite for entertaining, and a teak cockpit sole, and will be powered by two 300hp-plus outboards. ...
Sail Mooloolaba 2013 – Dinghies ahoy!
By Tracey Johnstone, Mooloolaba ,
5:02 AM Wed 15 May 2013 GMT
Dinghy sailors ahoy; whether you are junior, youth or adult, now is the time to enter for the fourth annual Sail Mooloolaba dinghy regatta. ...
Australian Team Racing Championships - Notice of Race online
By Craig Heydon, ,
4:53 AM Wed 15 May 2013 GMT
The Notice of Race for two upcoming national championships, the 2013 Harcourts Australian School’s Team Racing Championship and the 2013 Australian Team Racing Championship has been released by Yachting Australia. ...
McConaghy MC38 Autumn Cup winner crowned
By Ellen Pragnell-Raascg, Sydney ,
4:29 AM Wed 15 May 2013 GMT
The McConaghy MC38 Autumn Cup held on Pittwater in Sydney this weekend, crowned John Bacon, Dark Star, as the winner. This is the second MC38 class victory for John Bacon after winning the Sevenstar MC38 Australian Championships. ...
America's Cup: Committee to report on AC72 safety measures
By Richard Gladwell,
10:06 PM Tue 14 May 2013 GMT
America's Cup organisers, Golden Gate Yacht Club, have appointed a six-strong team to investigate and report on the facts of the Artemis incident, last Thursday, and to recommend on safety issues for the event.
The group is working in conjunction with the US Coast Guard who must issue SLR's (Special Local Regulations) for the event to proceed. ...
Lysekil Women's Match action commences August 5
By Joakim Hermansson, ,
8:26 PM Tue 14 May 2013 GMT
The 2013 Lysekil Women’s Match is set to take place 5-10 August and Danish match racing star Camilla Ulrikkeholm is one of the skippers already having accepted an invitation to this year’s event. British Olympian Lucy Macgregor, Claudia Pierce of New Zealand and last year’s rookie Alexa Bezel of Switzerland (runner-up in Lysekil 2012) will be some of her competitors. ...
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