| News for the Last 30 Days - World & Australia
World Match Racing Tour: Catch the live action at the Stena Match Cup
By Sail-World, ,
10:55 AM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
Catch the Quarter and Semi-Finals live of the Stena Match Cup Sweden, live from Marstrand ...
Finn Junior Worlds - Battle for the Jorge Bruder Silver Cup
By Robert Deaves, ,
10:41 AM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
This could be the most hard fought for Silver Cup so far with a large group of favourites hoping to win the cup in their last year as a junior. Peter McCoy (GBR) finished fourth last year, but then won the 2013 Junior European Championship a few weeks later. Anders Pedersen (NOR) is Norway's top Finn sailor and picked up the bronze in last year's Junior Europeans. ...
Mobiles drive traffic - 72% increase in Sail-World.com page view *Feature
By Brendan Maxwell, ,
10:03 AM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
The key boat buying demographic, the 40 to 65 age group, has embraced online media enthusiastically, with video, imagery and major feature stories providing much more information and entertainment than ever before. More and more people are choosing large-screen smartphones (phablets) over seven to eight-inch tablets says the key industry data group, the International Data Corporation (IDC). ...
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Phuket is ready to host
By Duncan Worthington, Phuket ,
8:09 AM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
Phuket Island is ready to host the award-winning Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek from 16 – 20 July off the Island's southeast coast. The season-opening event of the prestigious 2014/15 Asian Yachting Grand Prix – a series of 12 of the best regattas in Asia – Raceweek is set to welcome one of the most competitive fleets in the Regatta's history. ...
Yachting Australia announces resignation of CEO Phil Jones
By Jane Gordon, ,
2:50 AM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
Yachting Australia, the National Sporting Organisation for sailing and boating, has announced the resignation of their long serving CEO Phil Jones after more than 17 years. ...
PWA Awaza World Cup - Valerie Ghibaudo hits back on day 3
By Chris Yates, ,
9:19 PM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
The waiting game continued on day three of the PWA Awaza World Cup as the sailors endured another long day on the beach. Just like yesterday the wind arrived in the early evening allowing the second elimination of the women’s slalom to be completed, in similar tricky conditions to yesterday, whilst the men have been whittled down to the top twenty-four. ...
Star World Championship - Hard fought win on day 4 + Video
By Icarus Sailing Media, ,
8:13 PM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
Day four at the 2014 International Star Class World Championship will be remembered as the longer, until now, of this 92nd edition. Two races were in schedule due to the yesterday’s cancellation of the race number three in order to catch up with the program. ...
Stena Match Cup Sweden - Action-packed match racing + Video
By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, ,
5:22 PM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
Stena Match Cup Sweden is known for being one of the few events where, thanks to the boats and venue topography, sailors can race in anger inshore in gale force conditions with spinnakers. Over its 20 years this has provided some of the most action-packed match racing of all time, all visible to the spectators packing Marstrand’s natural sailing stadium. ...
Oceans of Hope yacht arrives in Portsmouth
By Heather Ewing, ,
5:19 PM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
Oceans of Hope, the 20-metre yacht undertaking the first circumnavigation with a working crew of people with multiple sclerosis (MS), has arrived in Portsmouth, UK, on the latest leg of the 61,000-kilometre (33,000-nautical mile) global voyage. ...
Vic-Maui International Yacht Race - First start to lead off busy day
By Vic-Maui International Yacht Race, ,
3:44 PM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
Today, Thursday July 3, at 10:00 am, the first start of the 2014 Vic-Maui International Yacht Race will lead off a busy day in Victoria. The Vic-Maui fleet is a buzz of activity as crews of the first start boats prepare to cast off for 2,308 nautical miles of blue water ocean sailing and adventure. ...
Anna Tunnicliffe competing at the CrossFit Mid-Atlantics + Video
By Anna Tunnicliffe, Pittsburgh, PA ,
12:55 PM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
Twice Rolex Sailor of the Year and Olympic Gold medalist, Anna Tunnicliffe (USA) alternates between sailing aboard Alinghi in the Extreme Sailing Series, and chasing a serious ranking in the world of CrossFit. She skipped sailing aboard the Extreme 40 Alinghi in last weekend's Extreme Sailing Series in St Petersburg, Russia. But she will be back aboard as tactician for the next regatta in Wales ...
18ft Skiff Europeans: Winning days at Lake Garda
By Sail-World, ,
12:38 PM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
The European 18ft skiff championships are under way on Lake Garda, Italy. The regatta has attracted a big fleet from inside and outside Europe with crews from Australia, New Zealand and USA competing. Veteran 18ft skiff sailor skipper John Winning (AUS) and his crew won the two first races of Day 2 while English Jarrod Simpson was sailing well and 'conservative', winning the last race of the day. ...
Clipper Race - Choppy conditions as fleet closes in on Den Helder
By Clipper Ventures, ,
11:46 AM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet is closing in on Den Helder in the Netherlands with the first yachts expected to arrive at the dock around 08:00 (local time, UTC-GMT +2) on Friday 4 July.,Henri Lloyd is still leading the fleet, which is currently running in winds of 20 knots off the north east of England with the direction expected to back round to the south west this afternoon. ...
NZL Sailing Team: Big month coming up in Europe - Sailing action guide
By Jodie Bakewell-White, ,
11:28 AM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
During July the big names of the NZL Sailing Team – New Zealand’s top Olympic sailors – will race for their respective 2014 European Championship titles including the 49er, 49erFX, Nacra17, RS:X and Men’s and Women’s 470. Currently NZL Sailing Team windsurfer Natalia Kosinska is lying fifth overall at the 2014 RS:X European Championships on in Cesme, Turkey with three days of racing remaining. ...
Sly 43 - Making her Australian premier
By Vicsail, Sydney ,
8:49 AM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
Sly Yachts celebrates the beginning of a new era in which performances and pleasure are combined with comfort and design. In performance, Sly process enables light displacement and it maximizes load-resistance. In design, thanks to the Sly know-how in planning, today expanded with the Nauta Yachts contribution to stylish interiors design. ...
Australian Sailing video wrap Kiel Week
By Cora Zillich, ,
8:41 AM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
Olympic Champion Mat Belcher tells us why he loves coming back to Kiel and the upcoming plans for his crew. And Sasha Ryan and Amelia Catt as well as Jaime Ryan and Carrie Smith talk about their first regatta in Kiel together after 470W crew combinations have changed within the squad. ...
2014 Star Class World Championship - Day 3
By Icarus Sailing, ,
2:26 AM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Star World Championship - Race Day 3 got off to a rough start today with two separate postponements, one onshore and one on the water at the race course area, due to the unusual light Northerly wind this afternoon. After only a one hour delay, the Race Committee was able to begin a sequence and send the Star fleet on the four leg 'Course four' for Race three. ...
America's Cup: Dean Barker interviewed on the current state of the Cup
By Ludovic Sorlot, ,
10:50 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
On the occasion of the Europe Class A Championship organized by the Cercle de Bordeaux sailing on Lake Carcans-Maubuisson CupLegends.com caught up with Dean Barker who answered Ludovic Sorlot's questions.
Beaten after an incredible return of American during the last America's Cup, we asked him how he felt after this terrible defeat. ...
Airlie Beach Race Week 2014 - Sports Boat fleet talk up Race Week
By Tracey Johnstone, Airlie Beach ,
9:40 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
The Conquistador warriors are preparing their Sports Boat Division battle plans ahead of the Vision Surveys 25th Airlie Beach Race Week being held from the eighth to 15th August 2014. The team’s recent burst of performance at Mooloolaba’s Sports Boat Winter Nationals has given them the impetuous to plan packing the boat up again for another road trip and head up from Sydney to Airlie Beach. ...
PWA Awaza World Cup - Delphine Cousin draws first blood
By Chris Yates, ,
7:57 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
Day two of the PWA Awaza World Cup proved to be a long and frustrating affair, spanning twelve and a half hours, as light and gusty winds played havoc for much of the day. Early this morning Delphine Cousin made the perfect start to her title defence as she claimed the first victory of the year in the women’s fleet, however only one heat of the men’s was completed before the wind became too light. ...
Stena Match Cup Sweden - On a roll in Marstrand + Video
By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, ,
5:46 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
With 20 of the 24 flights of Qualifying now complete after day three of Stena Match Cup Sweden, the vital question is over who will make it through to the top eight and continue into Friday’s Quarter Finals here in Marstrand. Currently leading the field, both on 10 points, are Ian Williams’ GAC Pindar and Francesco Bruni’s Luna Rossa teams. ...
Star World Championship - Frustrating day 3 rocks the fleet
By Star Class World Championship, ,
5:31 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
Race day three at the Star World Championship got off to a rough start with two separate postponements, one onshore and one on the water at the race course area, due to the unusual light Northerly wind this afternoon. After only a one hour delay, the Race Committee was able to begin a sequence and send the Star fleet on the four leg 'Course 4' for Race 3. ...
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - Rendezvous returns August 31st
By KPMS, ,
4:37 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
In a just under two months’ time, the world’s number one rendezvous for Maxi yachts returns in the shape of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup. Taking place from 31 August – 6 September, the competition is always one of the international yachting calendar’s standout occasions. ...
ISAF seeks modern catamaran for future Youth Worlds editions
By ISAF, ,
4:02 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
ISAF is seeking a modern, lightweight catamaran with spinnaker and daggerboards to be used at the ISAF Youth Sailing Worlds. The selected manufacturer will be required to supply and maintain the multihull equipment. Key criteria include that the equipment represents a clear pathway to the Olympic Games, is cost effective, visually appealing and athletically challenging for competitors. ...
The Foiling Week - The first 'Invitational' of the Moth Class
By Domenico Boffi, ,
3:10 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
At the Foiling Week, in addition to the Open National Championships, the first Moth Invitational will take place. Some of the best mothies in the world will fight in an innovative short course, very fast and tactical: the TFW Moth Invitational. ...