| News for the Last 30 Days - World & Australia
Red Alert - Great Britain's gales continue
By Sail-World.com, ,
5:56 PM Wed 12 Feb 2014 GMT
The fast moving Atlantic winter jetstreams have brought a succession of winter gales to the British Isles. Here are images of the Cove House Inn, at Portland, watering hole of the Australian Sailing team during the 2012 Olympics. There's plenty of water there now... ...
ISAF Match Race Rankings for 12th February 2014
By ISAF, ,
5:19 PM Wed 12 Feb 2014 GMT
In the ISAF Match Race Rankings, Taylor Canfield (ISV) and Lucy Macgregor (GBR) commence 2014 at the top of the field. ...
Hobie 16 World Championships - Open semi finals underway on day 2
By Steve Fields: Hobie Cat Australasia, ,
2:10 PM Wed 12 Feb 2014 GMT
As we moved into day two of the Hobie 16 World Championships, anticipation turned to hope and then fear as first impressions of the day’s winds appeared as though a repeat of the yesterday’s still conditions was in the cards. People stayed positive and 112 pairs of crossed fingers seemed to do the trick as the wind filled in and almost on cue, Jervis Bay delivered another sensational day sailing! ...
Fisherman rescued following overnight ordeal on upturned boat
By ABC News, ,
1:35 PM Wed 12 Feb 2014 GMT
A man who spent the night clinging to his overturned boat in waters south of Perth has now been rescued. The 50-year-old Ballajura man set out Tuesday morning off the coast of Falcon. He had gone out with his dog to pull in his cray pots when his boat overturned. His neighbour reported him missing this morning. ...
Boaters to keep clear of a section of Edward River this weekend
By Roads & Maritime, ,
1:33 PM Wed 12 Feb 2014 GMT
Roads and Maritime NSW is reminding boaters to keep clear of a section of the Edward River this weekend for the safe staging of the 2014 Deniliquin RSL Fishing Club Classic.. ...
The unluckiest JJ Giltinan Champion
By Frank Quealey, ,
4:53 AM Wed 12 Feb 2014 GMT
Dave Porter became a Giltinan Champion in 1975 when he steered KB to a brilliant victory on the Brisbane River, but fortune didn’t always smile on this great sailor as he was runner-up on five other occasions between 1973 and 1979. ...
2014 Sail Mooloolaba - Queensland IRC boats head for State titles
By Darren Spence, ,
4:29 AM Wed 12 Feb 2014 GMT
2014 Sail Mooloolaba - The 2014 Yachting Queensland IRC State titles will for the first time be conducted as part of Sail Mooloolaba which is being held in June through to early July 2014. ...
Hobart hosts final Farr 40 grudge match
By Lisa Ratcliff, ,
3:04 AM Wed 12 Feb 2014 GMT
The Australian Farr 40 fleet is two regattas off declaring its national champion for 2013-14 and the season-long grudge match between defending title holder Transfusion and Voodoo Chile is set to peak in Hobart ...
America's Cup: Dean Barker on unsuccessful Cup bid
By Richard Gladwell, ,
8:55 PM Tue 11 Feb 2014 GMT
Emirates Team New Zealand's Dean Barker was interviewed on Tuesday evening in the top rating Paul Henry Show, broadcast on TV3, on the subject of his team's performance in the 2013 America's Cup.
Particular focus was put on the granting of a lay day on September 16, 2013, when Emirates Team NZ was leading by 7-1, and the option of a layday was taken by senior management in the team. ...
Extreme Sailing Series - GAC Pindar completes all Aussie crew
By James Sephton, ,
7:12 PM Tue 11 Feb 2014 GMT
GAC Pindar has revealed that 2013 18ft Female Skiff World Champion, Alexandra South, will be their fifth team member for this season’s Extreme Sailing Series. Sydney-born South is the final member of an all-Aussie crew and will be making her Extreme Sailing Series debut at act one in Singapore, between 20th – 23rd February. ...
Team hard at work on maxi-trimaran Spindrift 2 + Video
By Spindrift Racing, ,
7:05 PM Tue 11 Feb 2014 GMT
Since December, a crew of 20 have been working in the Spindrift boatyard in Lorient to adapt the maxi-trimaran Spindrift 2 for a 2014 programme with the dual requirement of the crewed North Atlantic record attempt and the solo Route du Rhum. They will be working for four months until April. ...
Volvo Ocean Race – Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing announce new team members
By Volvo Ocean Race, ,
2:47 PM Tue 11 Feb 2014 GMT
For the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 Ireland’s Justin Slattery, Australia’s Phil Harmer, Britain’s Simon Fisher and New Zealand’s Andrew McLean have joined Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing’s crew. ...
World Match Racing Tour 2014 schedule announced
By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, ,
1:25 PM Tue 11 Feb 2014 GMT
Alpari and ISAF Match Racing World Championship 2014 - The 2014 Tour will feature six stages across three continents spanning Europe, Asia and North America – with additional events expected in Europe and Oceania in the coming months. ...
Southern 80 Water Ski Race – New records set
By Corrine Donald, ,
1:04 PM Tue 11 Feb 2014 GMT
At the 2014 Club Marine Southern 80 Water Ski Race what a successful weekend we have had here in Echuca! Crowds flocked to the banks of the Murray River to watch the teams speed towards the finish line, hoping to get the place they were after and break any records they possibly could. ...
A-Classs Worlds: Images from Day 1 at Takapuna
By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, ,
12:30 PM Tue 11 Feb 2014 GMT
Image gallery from the first day of racing in the 2014 A-class catamaran World Championships, sailed at Takapuna in light 7-10kts southerly winds. Glenn Ashby (AUS) was in fine form. ...
A-Cat Worlds: Aussies hold top three overall after Day 1
By Heather Forbes, ,
12:16 PM Tue 11 Feb 2014 GMT
Conditions for the first day of racing in the 2014 A Class Catamaran World Championships were a little on the light side, with around 6- 10 knots of wind.
Seven times A Class World champion Glenn Ashby (AUS) had a great day ‘in his office’ with a first and a second and showing ...
A-Class Worlds: Flying high at Takapuna on Day 1 of Worlds
By Kerry Ellis, Takapuna ,
11:47 AM Tue 11 Feb 2014 GMT
Today, in typical near perfect Auckland sailing conditions, the wind dropped for the start of the first race turning light and shifty. Australia’s Nathan Outteridge seemed to have control of the race when he rounded the top mark with a lead of thirty seconds, before choosing the left hand side of the course where he sailed into a hole and dropped to an eventual twelfth place finish. ...
Zhik: Yachting New Zealand’s new Official Technical Clothing Partner
By Kristine Horne, Auckland ,
11:24 AM Tue 11 Feb 2014 GMT
Yachting New Zealand and Zhik have formally teamed up to give New Zealand’s best sailors access to world class technical wet gear and clothing.
Zhik, the Australian based watersports brand, will be supplying the NZL Sailing team athletes and coaches with on water gear and shore uniform through until Rio 2016 as Yachting New Zealand’s Official Technical Clothing Partner. ...
KTA Indonesia overall + Video
By Ian MacKinnon, ,
9:59 AM Tue 11 Feb 2014 GMT
Kiteboard Tour Asia’s (KTA) Indonesian stop may not have attracted the largest roster of contestants seen at other KTA events. But whatever it lacked in sheer numbers was more than made up for by the breath-taking level of freestyle and racing on display, certainly among the highest seen on the tour now in its fifth year. ...
GBR Olympic sailing is a funding winner as UK Sport aims for medals
By UK Sport, ,
8:31 AM Tue 11 Feb 2014 GMT
UK Sport – UK Sport increases funding to 18 Olympic and Paralympic sports to deliver on ambitious performance goal for Rio 2016 and beyond with Sailing again benefiting with increases. ...
Latest ETAs for fleet arrival into Singapore
By Clipper Ventures, ,
3:43 AM Tue 11 Feb 2014 GMT
2013 - 14 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - The Clipper 13-14 Race fleet is closing in on Singapore, marking the halfway point of the world’s longest yacht race ...
Teenagers star at 176th Royal Hobart Regatta
By Peter Campbell, ,
3:14 AM Tue 11 Feb 2014 GMT
A highlight of the 176th Royal Hobart Regatta yachting on the River Derwent yesterday was the performance of a crew of four teenage boy and girl dinghy sailors from Sandy Bay Sailing Club, sailing an SB20 sports boat and scoring a fine victory against adult sailors. ...
New NSW/ACT 9er state champions decided after round 2 at Wangi
By David Price, Wangi ASC ,
10:09 PM Mon 10 Feb 2014 GMT
Our NSW/ACT 29er, 49erFX and 49er state champions were established at the conclusion of the 2013-14 Zhik NSW/ACT 9er State Championship series in sublime conditions, with Wangi RSL Amateur Sailing Club once again providing a most welcoming atmosphere and a faultless race management team under the guidance of RO Tony Outteridge. ...
RC44 Championship Tour kicks off with the Virgin Gorda Cup
By Jo Grindley, ,
9:45 PM Mon 10 Feb 2014 GMT
The RC44 fleet will be welcomed by the turquoise waters of Virgin Gorda, for the opening event of the 2014 season from 12-16 February; nine teams out of the fourteen strong fleet will compete at the opening Championship Tour event. ...
Hamilton Island Audi Race Week 2014 Accommodation Options!
By Kristie Kaighin, Hamilton Island ,
4:59 PM Mon 10 Feb 2014 GMT
Looking to book accommodation for Hamilton Island Audi Race Week 2014? All the best properties book out early, so make sure you book soon to secure your preferred option. ...