| News for the Last 30 Days - World & Australia
Round Hainan Regatta - Vatti and Ubox victorious in IRC-B divisions
By Pierre Orphanidis, ,
1:42 PM Sat 29 Mar 2014 GMT
As the sun was setting over the horizon on Sanya bay on Thursday evening at the Round Hainan Regatta, a day of close and exciting offshore racing was coming to a close. An 18-strong fleet of boats departed from Wanning earlier in the morning and sailed to Sanya in a tricky 60-nm race that would make tacticians scratch their heads and produce surprises and upsets. ...
Farr 40 Midwinter Championship - Enfant Terrible tightens grip on lead
By Tink Chambers, ,
6:07 AM Sat 29 Mar 2014 GMT
There has been one constant during the Farr 40 Midwinter Championship, skipper Alberto Rossi and the Enfant Terrible team have sailed brilliantly and have steadily put a stranglehold on the top spot in the standings. Beyond that, the four-day regatta has been tremendously competitive with numerous boats showing well at times and the results difficult to predict from race to race. ...
Gazprom Int'l European Dragon Championship - Debutant retains top spot
By Imagina, ,
3:25 AM Sat 29 Mar 2014 GMT
The fleet of the Gazprom International European Dragon Championship, which is being organised by the Yacht Club Sanremo, was greeted today by excellent weather conditions with a bright sunny sky and steady westerly breeze. ...
St. Thomas International Regatta: Caribbean consistency *Feature
By Bob Fisher, Caribbean ,
12:20 AM Sat 29 Mar 2014 GMT
The three-day St. Thomas International Regatta opened in style on Friday but there was nothing other than age-old tradition that would have made the competitors in the seventy boats believe that the racing would have been as good as it was. ...
St. Thomas International Regatta - 70 yachts start in 41st edition
By Carol Bareuther, St. Thomas ,
6:40 PM Fri 28 Mar 2014 GMT
Seventy yachts from the Caribbean, U.S., Europe and Australia will take to the seas on Friday for the 41st St. Thomas International Regatta (STIR). Hosted out of the St. Thomas Yacht Club May 28 to 30, the big buzz this year is the sheer impressiveness of the fleet. ...
Online videos allow Olympic sailors to learn on the move
By Andy Rice, ,
1:47 PM Fri 28 Mar 2014 GMT
Audi Sailing Team Germany has created a comprehensive range of ‘how to’ videos for sailors to learn key racing skills whenever the time or the opportunity arises. ...
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – Scoring gate approaching
By Clipper Ventures, ,
1:06 PM Fri 28 Mar 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race, the first anticipated low front is still building and has not yet brought its strongest winds but as predicted, steady south westerly winds have produced greatest gains for the southern teams in the fleet whilst wind holes and headwinds hampered progress for those positioned further north. ...
America's Cup: Critics dealt body blow with Cup benefits to NZ
By Sail-World, ,
10:47 AM Fri 28 Mar 2014 GMT
The 34th America’s Cup Regatta in San Francisco delivered a range of direct and indirect benefits for the NZ economy, according to two evaluation reports. We also present an audio interview with an economist commenting of the accuracy of the reports. ...
Gosford to Lord Howe Island Yacht Race - Just seven days to the start
By G2LHI Media, ,
9:19 AM Fri 28 Mar 2014 GMT
There are only seven days to go until the start of the Mount Gay 40th Gosford to Lord Howe Island Yacht Race and several of the competitors have had their final hit out in preparation for the 416nm blue water passage race that starts in Broken Bay Saturday April 5th. ...
Gazprom International European Dragon Championship - Racing resumes
By Imagina, ,
5:03 AM Fri 28 Mar 2014 GMT
Today brought the second day of racing at Sanremo for the Gazprom International European Dragon Championship, organised by the Yacht Club Sanremo in collaboration with the International Dragon Association and the Italian Sailing Federation, FIV, in partnership with Gazprom International and BMW. ...
ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship launched
By Maritta Buwalda (As Amended by ISAF), ,
4:50 AM Fri 28 Mar 2014 GMT
The Royal Cork Yacht Club are happy to launch the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Women's Match Racing World Championship from 3-8 June 2014. ...
Farr 40 Midwinter Championship - Enfant Terrible takes lead on Day 2
By Tink Chambers, ,
4:24 AM Fri 28 Mar 2014 GMT
Enfant Terrible and Nightshift tied on points for the 2013 Rolex Farr 40 World Championship. Based on early results from the opening regatta of the 2014 International Circuit, those two programs are still at the top of their games. Skipper Alberto Rossi and his team aboard Enfant Terrible are setting the pace after two days of competition at the Farr 40 Midwinter Championship. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne dates announced
By ISAF Sailing World Cup – Event Media, ,
4:00 AM Fri 28 Mar 2014 GMT
Yachting Victoria has announced the dates for the 2014 Australian leg of the ISAF Sailing World Cup. The ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne, which is the second regatta of the 2014-2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup series, will run out of the world acclaimed Sandringham Yacht Club in Melbourne Australia, from the seventh to the 14th of December 2014. ...
Etchells Winter Championship - Michael Coxon talks new sail technology
By Tracey Johnstone, ,
3:29 AM Fri 28 Mar 2014 GMT
North Sails Australia’s Michael Coxon was the first skipper to enter the Mooloolaba’s 18th Etchells Australasian Winter Championship to be held from 5th to 8th June 2014. His team will be an all-North Sails team with Coxon’s business partner Richie Allanson and their production manager Andrew Gavenlock hoping on board for the regatta. ...
Trofeo Princesa Sofía - World's best to battle in Palma + Video
By Daniel Smith, ISAF, ,
7:41 PM Thu 27 Mar 2014 GMT
Sunday, the 45th Trofeo Princesa Sofia, fourth stage of the ISAF Sailing World Cup, will see almost 1,200 sailors from 60 nations commence battle for the precious prize of the Majorcan regatta, a silver Trophy with the names of the absolute winners engraved on it. ...
Clipper Round the World Race - Tactics play out in mighty Pacific race
By Marina Thomas, ,
4:46 PM Thu 27 Mar 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, with 3,500 miles of racing across the North Pacific to go until the welcome sight of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, the 12 teams have positioned themselves for the low pressure system that is developing as it draws ever closer 10 days into Leg 6. ...
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Skippers hope to capitalise
By Clipper Ventures, ,
3:38 PM Thu 27 Mar 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, excellent racing conditions have diminished overnight and winds are down to just five knots this morning. As the anticipated low pressure system draws ever closer to the Clipper Race fleet, skippers are now waiting and hoping that they have positioned themselves correctly to capitalise on it. ...
QantasLink Brisbane to Gladstone - Forty foot tussle
By Nigel Statham, Brisbane ,
1:48 PM Thu 27 Mar 2014 GMT
Townsville skipper Leon Thomas has admitted he will be on a learning curve when he contests the 308 nautical mile QantasLink 66th Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race over the Easter Weekend. ...
Rowers and ferry masters encouraged to share waterways safely
By Transport for NSW, ,
8:29 AM Thu 27 Mar 2014 GMT
Transport for NSW today announced the release of a new safety video to encourage rowers and ferry masters to use shared waterways safely. Maritime Management Centre General Manager, Howard Glenn said the aim of the Row Safe video is to educate rowing crews and avoid taking unnecessary risks making waterways safer for everyone. ...
Farr 40 Midwinters off to a rousing start off Cabrillo Beach
By Tink Chambers, Annapolis, Maryland ,
7:41 AM Thu 27 Mar 2014 GMT
The Farr 40 Midwinter Championship got off to a rip-roaring start as 16-18 knot northerly winds buffeted the 16-boat fleet, making boat-handling difficult for skippers and crews while providing exciting racing. ...
Monos and Multis link up for Brisbane to Keppel Yacht Race
By Lisa Ratcliff, ,
5:23 AM Thu 27 Mar 2014 GMT
The Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron is grabbing the opportunity to expand its Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race fleet and giving multihull and monohull believers the chance to stand shoulder-to-shoulder. ...
ISAF Sailing Cup - Australian Sailing Team ready to take on Europe
By Cora Zillich, ,
3:20 AM Thu 27 Mar 2014 GMT
2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca - Over 880 sailors from 55 nations will race at ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca, Spain – ‘Trofeo Princesa Sofia’ from 31 March to 5 April 2014. Palma de Mallorca is the fourth of five ISAF Sailing World Cup regattas and will see the world's top competitor's race across one Paralympic and ten Olympic events. ...
America's Cup: Five Emmy Award nominations for Video and Technology
By Peter Rusch, Oracle Team USA Mediaand Sail-World, ,
2:15 AM Thu 27 Mar 2014 GMT
Media production for the 34th America’s Cup has received five Emmy Award nominations, including for Outstanding Live Sports Special.
The five nominations come on the heels of a previous Emmy Award for Outstanding Technical Achievement for AC LiveLive. ...
Dates announced for ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne 2014
By Jav Greaves, Sandringham Yacht Club ,
2:13 AM Thu 27 Mar 2014 GMT
Yachting Victoria has announced the dates for the 2014 Australian leg of the ISAF Sailing World Cup.
The ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne, which is the second regatta of the 2014-2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup series, will run out of the world acclaimed Sandringham Yacht Club in Melbourne Australia, from the seventh to the 14th of December 2014. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca - Sailors ready to fight hard
By ISAF, ,
8:08 PM Wed 26 Mar 2014 GMT
The 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca – Trofeo Princesa Sofia is set to take place from 31 March – 5 April with more than 850 sailors fighting hard for honours. Fifty nations will be represented across one Paralympic and ten Olympic events at the fourth of five World Cup Regattas of the 2013-2014 series. ...