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ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne - Belcher and Ryan seek to dominate
By ISAF, ,
4:09 PM Mon 25 Nov 2013 GMT
When racing commences at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne, Mathew Belcher and Will Ryan (AUS) will be aiming to assert their dominance once again. Held at Sandringham Yacht Club, Melbourne, Australia from 2-8 December, the second stop of the 2013-14 ISAF Sailing World Cup series features strong fleets across two Paralympic and ten Olympic events. ...
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Leading duo separated by a mile
By Clipper Ventures PLC, ,
3:59 PM Mon 25 Nov 2013 GMT
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, after tackling the unpredictable nature of the Southern Ocean, and clocking up close to 5,000 miles, Race 4 is providing tighter racing then anyone could have predicted. With OneDLL sneaking ahead of Great Britain overnight, Henri Lloyd will be doing all it can to better its position as just ten miles separate the top three teams. ...
Pictorial: Practice Day at the Monsoon Cup
By Sail-World, ,
3:05 PM Mon 25 Nov 2013 GMT
Enjoy this selection of images from the Practice Day at the 2013 Monsoon Cup. ...
2013 Melges NSW State Titles at LMYC
By Tracey Walters, Lake Macquarie ,
2:39 PM Mon 25 Nov 2013 GMT
Lake Macquarie Yacht Club hosted the Melges 24 and Melges 32 NSW State Titles from Friday 22nd November to Sunday 24th November. The scheduled twilight start on Friday was abandoned by the Race Committee due to a steady twenty seven knot northerly wind. ...
18ft Skiffs race 6 - 3 Buoy Challenge
By Bob Killick, Sydney ,
2:27 PM Mon 25 Nov 2013 GMT
18ft Skiffs race 6 - 3 Buoy Challenge was a chaotic affair, with Capsizes, Tangles, Collisions, and Breakages......however, the well aimed Rabbitohs Kenwood, Brett Van Munster, Joel Castle, and Kurt Fatouris sailed through and around the carnage for a comfortable win. ...
TP52 Southern Cross Cup Round 3: Day 2's VIDEO *Feature
By Dale Lorimer, Sydney ,
1:37 PM Mon 25 Nov 2013 GMT
After a postponed start due to lack of wind and a change in start line, day 2 of the TP52s Southern Cross Regatta began under grey clouds and heavy rain, but the wind picked up and then dropped away completely during a race of many seasons . Beau Geste continued to lead the fleet around the course. Dale Lorimer was on the harbour and captured some of the action. ...
AWMRT Monsoon Cup - Taylor Canfield a hot favourite
By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, ,
12:02 PM Mon 25 Nov 2013 GMT
Taylor Canfield comes into this year’s Monsoon Cup as one of the hot favourites. The US Virgin Islander has come a long way in the past 12 months since last year’s event in Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia. Canfield and his USone crew qualified for the 2012 Monsoon Cup through a Wild Card entry and came away winners. ...
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Fight to win points rumbles on
By Clipper Ventures, ,
11:49 AM Mon 25 Nov 2013 GMT
On Day 21 of Race 4 of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race the fight to win the maximum points up for grabs rumbles on, as competitors’ continue to hunt its nearest prey in the closing days of the tightly contested 5,000 race from Cape Town, South Africa to Albany, Western Australia. ...
2013 IKA Kiteboard Course Race Worlds: Winners crowned in China
By Icarus Media, Boao, Hainan ,
10:17 AM Mon 25 Nov 2013 GMT
Reigning women’s kiteboard racing world champion Erika Heineken (USA) ended an almost flawless series to take successive titles on the final day of the event in China. But brother Johnny Heineken (USA) was deprived of a similar feat by the stellar racing of 19-year-old Florian Gruber (GER) who snatched to the International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) course racing world title from the American’ ...
Chris Steele to defend Musto International Youth Match Racing title
By Jennifer Crooks, CYCA Media,
8:51 AM Mon 25 Nov 2013 GMT
New Zealander Chris Steele has returned to the Musto International Youth Match Racing Championship to defend his title with a new team and is in red hot form after winning the Harken Youth Match Racing Championship this past weekend. Steele, representing Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron is one of three New Zealand teams competing in the Musto International Youth Match Racing Championship ...
Awesome Sailing for WetaFest at Tauranga Yacht and Power Boat Club
By Miranda Powrie, Auckland ,
6:25 AM Mon 25 Nov 2013 GMT
Glamour weather just added to the fizz at the NZ Wetafest held at Tauranga Yacht and Power Boat Club over the weekend.
We arrived late Friday afternoon to a light sea breeze and quickly rigged and got out on the water for the rum race. ...
2013 Round White Island Race: A slow success
By Suellen Hurling, Auckland ,
6:05 AM Mon 25 Nov 2013 GMT
Prior to the Round White Island Race commencing, 19 boats had officially entered making it the biggest fleet to line up for some time. 17 of those boats made the start line and nine finished the 320 nautical mile challenge.The Royal Akarana Yacht Club hosted race is used by many as a qualifying and training event for other races such as the Round North Island race and ANZ Sail Fiji. ...
Tom Slingsby – America’s Cup at the Extremes and Olympics (Part III) *Feature
By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team,
3:58 AM Mon 25 Nov 2013 GMT
‘For all the computer sailors, the guys who sit on the Internet and say this or that the wind limits are too low, they need to understand the risks. These guys weren’t on the boat in 23 knots when you are doing close to 50 knots in a bear away and not in control, the boat is hobby horsing and you are nose diving. ...
Successful search and rescue by Marine Rescue Trial Bay
By Ken McManus, ,
12:40 AM Mon 25 Nov 2013 GMT
A diver missing at Fish Rock, south of South West Rocks on the NSW Mid North Coast, was located and rescued by volunteers from Marine Rescue Trial Bay yesterday afternoon. ...
RC44 World Championship Tour - Thrilling season end + Video
By RC44 Class Association,
10:15 PM Sun 24 Nov 2013 GMT
RC44 World Championship Tour saw a thrilling end to the season with three races. The leaderboard at the Calero Marinas turned inside out. Going into the final day Ironbound and Team Aqua had occupied the top of the leaderboard. ...
Mini Transat - Two races within the race
By Mini Transat, ,
9:55 PM Sun 24 Nov 2013 GMT
Mini Transat - Douarnenez to Pointe-a-Pitre - There are now two races within the race. Those who still hope to achieve victory or a place of honor continue to fight for every tenth of a mile gained or lost, gybing at the right moment and changing sails at the right time. For those who wander in the soft underbelly of the rankings or have been delayed by technical problems and abdicated any hope of ...
Chris Steele’s the show to claim victory in the 2013 Harken
By Damian Devine, Newport ,
8:11 PM Sun 24 Nov 2013 GMT
After four days of racing, Chris Steele from the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron stole the show to be crowned the 2013 Harken youth match racing champion with a resounding win today in the final on Pittwater, hosted by the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club. ...
Kiteboard Course Race World Championship - Big changes on Day 4
By Michalis Pateniotis, ,
12:44 PM Sun 24 Nov 2013 GMT
2013 IKA Kiteboard Course Race World Championship is being held in Boao King Bay, Hainan, China, from 18 to 24 November. The lighter, shifting winds that graced day four of the championships threw a spanner in the works of the reigning title holders’ virtually unchallenged bid for back-to-back victories, while favouring riders whose style more suited the conditions. ...
Yachting Tasmania Sailing Award winners announced
By Peter Campbell, ,
12:10 PM Sun 24 Nov 2013 GMT
Yachting Tasmania Sailing Awards day was held on Sunday 24th November 2013. Paralympic sailor Matt Bugg today was named Yachting Tasmania’s Male Sailor of the Year for 2012-2013, while the Female Sailor of the Year award went to champion Mirror dinghy sailors Jessie Atherton and Katherine Maher ...
Clipper Round the World Race - Top three teams enter stealth mode
By Clipper Ventures, ,
11:38 AM Sun 24 Nov 2013 GMT
The fight to the finish line of race 4 could be one of the most hotly anticipated finishes so far in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, as in the last 24 hours the top three teams have all entered stealth mode eager to hide their positions and tactics from its closest competitors. ...
TP52 Southern Cross Cup Round 3 - Victory for Team Beau Geste
By Lisa Ratcliff,
11:30 AM Sun 24 Nov 2013 GMT
The Sydney City Marine 2013 TP52 Southern Cross Cup Round 3 concluded at Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron today, Sunday 24th November. Two bullets and a second capped off Team Beau Geste’s victory and series hat trick, with one stage remaining. ...
Laser Men’s World Championship – Australian Sailing Team in top ten
By Cora Zillich, ,
11:11 AM Sun 24 Nov 2013 GMT
The Laser Men’s World Championship 2013 concluded in Oman yesterday, 23rd November with two top ten finishes for the Australian Sailing team after Tom Burton (NSW) finished ninth and Matthew Wearn (WA) tenth. ...
3-Buoys Challenge Series Race 6 - Rabbitohs-Kenwood team dominate
By Frank Quealey, ,
10:26 AM Sun 24 Nov 2013 GMT
3-Buoys Challenge Series Race 6 was held today, Sunday 25 November 2013, on Sydney Harbour. The Rabbitohs-Kenwood team of Brett Van Munster, Joel Castle and Kurt Fatouris dominated the fleet for an easy victory. ...
Laser Men’s World Championship 2013 - Two top tens for Australia
By Coral Zillich,
4:07 AM Sun 24 Nov 2013 GMT
The 2013 Laser Men’s World Championship finished up in Oman last night with two top ten finishes for the Australian Sailing team after Tom Burton (NSW) finished ninth and Matthew Wearn (WA) tenth.
The Championship was won by five time Olympians and double Olympic champion Brazilian Robert Scheidt, who won his ninth World Champion title, while Pavlos Kontides from Cyprus came second and German ...
RC44 World Championships - Tight at the top on penultimate day
By Jo Grindley,
9:25 PM Sat 23 Nov 2013 GMT
The wind gods played ball on the penultimate day of competition at the Calero Marinas RC44 World Championships. An 8-13 knots breeze graced the course throughout the day, allowing the race committee slot in four races. Consistency was key and the on form boats were Ironbound and Team Aqua, who sit on equal points at the top of the leaderboard going into the final day of racing. ...
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