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MVM Balaton Melges 24 Regatta - Nearly perfect weather on day 2
By Istvan Rujak, ,
12:10 PM Sat 27 Apr 2013 GMT
On day two of the MVM Balaton Melges 24 Regatta, the inaugural event of new European Sailing Series, the race committee led by Gert Schmidleitner made the best of the nearly perfect weather conditions so the fleet could sail four nice races. Fifteen to twenty knots of southwest wind was blowing all day in a slightly tricky manner as is usual on lakes. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup 2013 -Golden returns as Hyeres action concludes *Feature
By Fabienne Morin,
11:13 AM Sat 27 Apr 2013 GMT
At the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres 2013, the medals were decided across the ten Olympic events which brought the regatta to a close. An up and down breeze that never truly filled in at any point ensured for close knit racing on the final day in the south of France. ...
Antigua Sailing Week - Build up to the 46th edition + Video
By Trish Jenkins, ,
10:09 AM Sat 27 Apr 2013 GMT
As boats and people arrive for the 46th Antigua Sailing Week, on the shores of Antigua, preparations get underway for what is looking to be a fantastic regatta. In this episode we get the big picture from Kathy Lammers, Chairman of the Regatta Organizing Committee and our resident racing guru Louay Habib gives us his thoughts on the weeks hot contenders. ...
Master upstaged by his apprentice in the Victorian Moth State titles
By Leigh Dunstan, Melbourne ,
8:31 AM Sat 27 Apr 2013 GMT
The final round of the KA Sail Victorian Moth Grand Prix kicked off with a bang on the 20th and 21st April. Doubling as the 2012/13 Victorian Moth State Championships, Black Rock Yacht Club hosted the event as part of the annual Black Rock Skiff Regatta. ...
America's Cup defender Oracle Team USA launches final AC72
By John Mangino, San Francisco ,
6:45 AM Sat 27 Apr 2013 GMT
After covering the last America's Cup World Series, iCupusa.com flew via Zurich, London, Newark, Charlotte, and finally San Francisco to attend the launch of USA 17 the final version. ...
Nations’ Cup - Victory for the Philippines
By Koko Mueller,
4:50 AM Sat 27 Apr 2013 GMT
78 boats representing 23 nations were on the start line earlier today for the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club Nations’ Cup ...
ANZAC 18ft skiffs: Fresh to frightening on Australia's Day
4:42 AM Sat 27 Apr 2013 GMT
Day three was Australia Day at the Steinlager 18 foot skiff ANZAC regatta in Auckland. Michael Coxon and his crew of Thurlow Fisher Lawyers shone in the strong winds, picking up wins in both races today. ...
TP52 Southern Cross Cup - Richards makes a comeback
By Lisa Ratcliff,
4:08 AM Sat 27 Apr 2013 GMT
Eight TP52 crews contesting the second round of their four-part Southern Cross Cup took on an angry Port Phillip today. ...
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week hosts ‘World’s Fastest Sailor’
By Rob Mundle, ,
3:47 AM Sat 27 Apr 2013 GMT
The world’s fastest sailor will be part of the 30th anniversary Audi Hamilton Island Race Week in August. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Exclusive video interviews
By Trevor Millar / © SailCoach, ,
12:43 AM Sat 27 Apr 2013 GMT
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres 2013 - Exclusive video interviews with Robert Scheidt , Pavlos Kontides and Tom Burton. ...
Vicsail Pittwater Beneteau Cup images
By John Curnow, Pittwater ,
12:13 AM Sat 27 Apr 2013 GMT
The 2013 Vicsail Pittwater Beneteau Cup was a splendid affair, with great sun, smiles and the most breeze on offer in years. No wonder everyone from race organiser, Race Management, media and sailors had such a great day. Now the party really begins as the band fires up and the prizes start getting handed out. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères - Stage is ready for final day + Video
By Daniel Smith, ,
12:00 AM Sat 27 Apr 2013 GMT
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères - The stage is ready for the final day of racing in Hyères with the medals ready to be decided across ten Olympic events. First out onto the race track will be the Women’s RS:X at 10:00 local time and Bryony Shaw is good to go and stake a claim for the medals. ...
Angry Port Phillip splits the Southern Cross Cup fleet *Feature
By Lisa Ratcliff, Melbourne, Australia ,
11:40 PM Fri 26 Apr 2013 GMT
Eight TP52 crews contesting the second round of their four-part Southern Cross Cup took on an angry Port Phillip today. Some prevailed and others finished casualties of the strong pre-frontal northerly, which only permitted a single start. In just one race of attrition Hooligan was individually recalled then went on to take the bullet by two seconds ...
America's Cup: Oracle Team USA's second AC72 enjoys first flight
9:43 PM Fri 26 Apr 2013 GMT
The second AC72 launched by the America's Cup, Oracle Team USA, has been foiling from Day 1 on San Francisco Bay.
The team has released these images of the team on its first flight on their new AC72. Also featured are two videos - one from the first sail, and in the second Genny Tulloch talks with Murray Jones (NZL) about spying on other teams ...
Australians to race for gold at Sailing World Cup
By Craig Heydon,
9:27 PM Fri 26 Apr 2013 GMT
Australian sailors have qualified for three medal races at the final round of the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Hyeres, France, with two crews set to race for gold.
Mathew Belcher and Will Ryan take a 16 point lead into the two 470 men’s medal races, with Tom Burton currently five points off the lead in the Laser class. Burton will be joined in the Laser medal races by fellow Australian Ryan Palk, ...
Melges 32 Caribbean Championship - Challenging Day 1
By Joy Dunigan,
7:10 PM Fri 26 Apr 2013 GMT
2013 OtterBox® Melges 32 Virgin Islands Sailing Series (M32VISS), Caribbean Championship first day of racing presented three races and some very challenging, shifty breeze for the opening day of competition. ...
MVM Balaton Melges 24 Regatta - Excellent racing on Day 1
By Fiona Brown,
6:53 PM Fri 26 Apr 2013 GMT
MVM Balaton Melges 24 Regatta, the inaugural event of the new Melges 24 European Sailing Series, got underway on Lake Balaton in Hungary on Friday 26th April. With 23 teams from nine nations and with four continents represented among the crews this truly is an International gathering. ...
PWA Surf World Cup Podersdorf - Electrifying atmosphere on Day 1
By Vivienne Masters, ,
5:13 PM Fri 26 Apr 2013 GMT
2013 PWA Surf World Cup Podersdorf inaugural day saw the freestyle fleet registering for the upcoming competition between 10am and 11am. With temperatures hitting close to thirty degrees and glorious sunshine throughout the day, the crowds and sailors took the opportunity to bask in the sun ...
TP52 Southern Cross Cup - Decent northerly sets tongues wagging
By Lisa Ratcliff, Melbourne, Australia ,
5:01 PM Fri 26 Apr 2013 GMT
There was a buzz on the TP52 arm of Sandringham Yacht Club this morning and worried smiles on a few faces when the decent northerly wind was whistling through the rigging.
As thermals were donned and the sail selection agreed upon there was also plenty of chatter about the conditions and whether crews would race, given their upper limit as agreed by the owners ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères 2013 - Paralympic podium decided
By FFVoile, ,
4:10 PM Fri 26 Apr 2013 GMT
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères 2013 - Racing in the Paralympic classes came to a close at ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères as Heiko Kroger (GER) and France’s Bruno Jourdren, Eric Flageul and Nicolas Vimont-Vicary took the 2.4mR and Sonar honours. ...
ISAF World Sailing Cup Hyeres -Scott and Mills extend into Medal Races
By Robert Deaves,
1:05 PM Fri 26 Apr 2013 GMT
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres 2013 - Giles Scott (GBR) and Andrew Mills (GBR) have built a useful cushion between themselves as the rest of the fleet on the last day of the finals series at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres. Scott won the first race of the day and then, the last race was won by Pieter-Jan Postma (NED) who moves back up to third, but just one point ahead of Josh Junior (NZL) in fo ...
Wide open ahead of Medal Races at ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères
11:44 AM Fri 26 Apr 2013 GMT
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères 2013 - The Medal Race fields were decided on the penultimate day of racing at as sailors jockeyed for the perfect position ahead of the final day. Tricky conditions have evident throughout the week and the fifth day of racing was no different as an early morning easterly breeze faded as the day progressed. ...
Vendee Globe - Seventh edition generates benefits never reached before
By Vendee Globe, ,
6:46 AM Fri 26 Apr 2013 GMT
Whilst the Vendee Globe awards ceremony approaches (May 11 in Les Sables d'Olonne with all the skippers) and will close this wonderful 2012-2013 Vendée Globe, the seventh edition of the round the world race, nonstop and unassisted generated benefits never reached before. ...
Steinlager ANZAC 18fters: Day 2 - That’s what was in the brochure!
2:48 AM Fri 26 Apr 2013 GMT
The crews that persevered through tough conditions on day 1 of the Steinlager 18ft Skiff ANZAC regatta were richly rewarded today with almost perfect skiff racing conditions. The 18-20 knot south-westerly breezes bought flat water and some incredibly spectacular high-speed down wind sailing, the likes of which only the 18 footers are capable. ...
TP52 Southern Cross Cup - Tight knit at the top after day one
By Lisa Ratcliff, Melbourne, Australia ,
12:49 AM Fri 26 Apr 2013 GMT
Three races, three different courses and three different winners demonstrates how tight knit the TP52s contesting their Southern Cross Cup series on Port Phillip are, bringing to fruition the vision makers’ concept for the inaugural Australian class circuit. ...
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