| News for the Last 30 Days - World & Australia
Gazprom International European Dragon Championship: No racing on day 2
By Imagina, ,
4:29 PM Wed 26 Mar 2014 GMT
On day two of the Gazprom International Dragon European Championship, a strong easterly wind of 30 knots blowing off Sanremo from the early hours of this morning put a stop to racing today, which kicked off yesterday under the organisation of the Yacht Club Sanremo. ...
Rolex China Sea Race - Bluewater classic action returns
By KPMS, ,
4:03 PM Wed 26 Mar 2014 GMT
The biennial Rolex China Sea Race commences mid-April, kicking off Rolex’s 2014 international yachting season. Running 565-nm from Hong Kong’s bustling Victoria Harbour, where traditional sampans compete for water space with modern commercial craft, it is Asia’s principal offshore competition. The race crosses the South China Sea, finishing in Subic Bay, The Philippines. ...
Clipper Round the World Race - Fleet prepares for low weather system
By Clipper Ventures, ,
11:47 AM Wed 26 Mar 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race, while the good racing conditions continued yesterday, skippers spent the day closely analysing their data and altering courses overnight in preparation for the approaching low weather system, forecast to impact the fleet over the next 24 hours. ...
Gazprom International European Dragon Championship – Day 1 in Sanremo
By Imagina, ,
9:21 AM Wed 26 Mar 2014 GMT
For the first day of the Gazprom International European Dragon Championship, overcast skies, well formed seas and steady wind from the east - northeast between 18 and 20 knots were on offer in Sanremo. ...
World Youth Sailing Week - 10 days of great sailing
By Elena Giolai, Garda Lake ,
4:01 AM Wed 26 Mar 2014 GMT
At Easter, on Garda Trentino, 10 days of great sailing dedicated to young people, thinking about sport, tourism and promotion of the territory with approximately 1,800 racers expected will take place at the World Youth Sailing Week. ...
Southport Yacht Club achieves Gold Anchor status
By Southport Yacht Club, ,
3:49 AM Wed 26 Mar 2014 GMT
Queensland’s award winning Southport Yacht Club (SYC) has this week been presented with internationally recognised Gold Anchor accreditation. At its most recent meeting the Marina Industries Association (MIA) approved SYC’s Gold Anchor status as part of its MIA International Gold Anchor Rating Scheme for marinas. ...
Seafarers take up flexible learning marine courses
By Heidi Walton, ,
3:28 AM Wed 26 Mar 2014 GMT
Many seafarers requiring further commercial training are taking up the new flexible learning option offered at Whitsunday Maritime Training Centre located in Airlie Beach. With Coxswains, Master Five, and Marine Engine Driving two and three all offered via correspondence with tutor support and mandatory practical elements, the option is a convenience for those in full-time employment. ...
Airlie Beach Race Week - Ladies on Schouten Passage to compete
By Tracey Johnstone, ,
10:39 PM Tue 25 Mar 2014 GMT
The 25th Airlie Beach Race Week is set to take place from 8th-15th August with the Schouten Passage’s team of nine women stepping outside their comfort zone to take part. Skipper Jan Howard has entered the Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club boat in the IRC Cruising division. ...
Fireball Pre-Worlds - Glorious day 2 in Pattaya
By Cormac Bradley, Dun Laoghaire ,
8:22 PM Tue 25 Mar 2014 GMT
Today’s (day two) participants in the Fireball Pre-Worlds being hosted by the Royal Varuna Yacht Club in Pattaya, Thailand had a glorious day on the water with sunshine and 10 knots of breeze from the SW. The tide made life challenging but kept the racing tight through the fleet. ...
Denmark presents 2018 ISAF Sailing World Championships bid
By Matthew Pryor, ,
7:50 PM Tue 25 Mar 2014 GMT
Denmark’s bid for the 2018 ISAF Sailing World Championships was presented at the ISAF headquarters in Southampton, England, today, with a vision to expand the sport’s horizons and let the stars of sailing shine. One of four bidding for the Championships, Aarhus, Denmark’s second largest city, outlined a bid that promises to take sailing to the people. ...
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Teams continue to fly
By Clipper Ventures, ,
5:39 PM Tue 25 Mar 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, teams continued to fly in perfect downwind conditions towards San Francisco yesterday as the sun shone and 18 to 35 knot winds continued to power the fleet. As a low pressure system builds not too far away however, no one is under any illusion that the favourable conditions are here to stay. ...
Round Hainan Regatta - Aloha and Team Wanning win race to Haikou
By Pierre Orphanidis, ,
4:43 PM Tue 25 Mar 2014 GMT
In the Round Hainan Regatta, following three fabulous days of racing in Sanya with a strong breeze over 20 knots, Hainan's western coast proved to be a real challenge for both the 8-strong fleet and race management. The weather threw everything at them, including gusts over 25 knots and big waves that tested the crews and their boats and resulted in blown spinnakers and gear failures. ...
Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image Award 2014 – Fifth edition
By Bernard Schopfer, ,
11:33 AM Tue 25 Mar 2014 GMT
Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image Award 2014 - Started in 2009, this event is the world’s premier photography competition dedicated to the sport of sailing, celebrating the very best yacht racing image taken during the year, and which best represents the essence and excitement of the sport. ...
Beneteau Cup Pittwater to take place May 10th
By Vicsail, ,
10:48 AM Tue 25 Mar 2014 GMT
The ever popular Beneteau Cup Pittwater will be on May 10 2014 at the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club in Newport.
We look forward to another great event with champagne breakfast, brilliant sailing, and great prices for a fun filled day in Pittwater. We encourage all Beneteau owners to join in this popular annual event! ...
Helly Hansen Women's Challenge 2014 Video by Dale Lorimer
By Dale Lorimer, Sydney ,
5:55 AM Tue 25 Mar 2014 GMT
Day 2 of Manly Yacht Club's Helly Hansen Women's Challenge brought together a record fleet of many different yachts.
The fleet enjoyed an afternoon of light breezes and racing between Manly Cove, Sydney Heads and Balmoral Beach appreciating the autumn sunshine, many just to enjoy the experience, but most putting their racing skills to the test.
Dale & Crosbie Lorimer captured the action. ...
BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival - Sailors ready for action
By Louay Habib, ,
3:57 AM Tue 25 Mar 2014 GMT
With less than a week to go until the 43rd edition of the BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival, a truly international cast is making ready to take centre stage in the beautiful sailing grounds off Tortola, British Virgin Islands. ...
2014 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Will Eagle Rock 'rock'
By Rob Mundle, ,
3:30 AM Tue 25 Mar 2014 GMT
2014 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - For eight consecutive years, Victorian yachtsman Ross Wilson has looked at the top of the podium at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week, but never quite enjoyed the pleasure of standing there. ...
ISAF Youth Worlds: Yachting NZ name a very strong, full team for 2014
By Sail-World, ,
11:15 PM Mon 24 Mar 2014 GMT
Yachting New Zealand have announced a very strong team of twelve young sailors to represent New Zealand at the prestigious 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship Regatta. The team includes returning ISAF Youth World medalists and some top sailing talent who are experienced internationally. ...
Helly Hansen Women’s Challenge - Victory for Vanessa Dudley
By Ivana Gattegno, Sydney ,
9:56 PM Mon 24 Mar 2014 GMT
At the Manly Yacht Club Helly Hansen Women's Challenge, the young Opti female competitors were lucky to learn new tricks from a master in their regatta area. Vanessa won the Laser division in the event on Sat 22nd March. She started sailing at MYC when she was nine years old and has gone onto an impressive sailing career. ...
North Sails - Full range of custom covers
By North Sails, Sydney ,
9:13 PM Mon 24 Mar 2014 GMT
North Sails covers are available nationwide to all customers looking for custom fitting covers for any part of their boat. Using the highest quality canvas products and a range of over 60 colours, North Sails Australia's Canvas Department are able to meet your requirements and build custom covers designed specifically for your boat. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca - Top sailors ready for battle
By ISAF, ,
5:54 PM Mon 24 Mar 2014 GMT
The ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca – Trofeo Princesa Sofia is set to take place from 31 March to 5 April with 882 sailors from 55 nations competing. The fourth of five ISAF Sailing World Cup regattas will see the world's top competitor's race across one Paralympic and ten Olympic events ...
49er pitchpole - spot of bother they said, or was it Holy Crap + Video
By Sail-World.com, ,
4:17 PM Mon 24 Mar 2014 GMT
Watch young 49er sailors Dane Wilson and Willie McBride going wet and wild off Santa Barbara. ...
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - More rewarding racing conditions
By Clipper Ventures, ,
2:51 PM Mon 24 Mar 2014 GMT
The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet has passed the first week in its 5,600 mile Pacific Ocean test and in return for overcoming the mixed weather conditions, which included everything from wind holes to gale force gusts, Mother Nature appears to have be providing more rewarding racing conditions. ...
Farr 40 to an Opti, the Women’s Challenge, a challenge for all sizes
By Ivana Gattegno, Sydney ,
1:33 PM Mon 24 Mar 2014 GMT
The Women's Challenge was sailed over two days and attracted a record 55 entries. On Saturday, racing took place for the Access 303, Lasers and Optimist. Sunday racing was for the yachts. ...
Clipper Race 2013-14 – Day six from Race Leader
By Clipper Round The World Yacht Race, ,
8:38 AM Mon 24 Mar 2014 GMT
Clipper Round The World Yacht Race 2013-14 - The skipper of the leading boat Great Britain, Simon Talbot reports 'I think all the crew found yesterday's calmer conditions a welcome break from the bashing we had taken over the proceeding couple of days, but ieveryone has welcomed the return of the whooshing sound as Great Britain speeds through the water. ...