| News for the Last 30 Days - World & Australia
Melges 32 World Championship Miami - Day 2 images from Carlo Borlenghi
By Carlo Borlenghi, ,
3:41 PM Fri 5 Dec 2014 GMT
Melges 32 World Championship Miami - Day 2 images provided by Carlo Borlenghi ...
Laser Training at H20 Sports Academy Australia
By Performance Sailcraft Australia, ,
3:38 PM Fri 5 Dec 2014 GMT
The H2O Sports Academy Australia is a new and unparalleled training centre based within the NSW Sport and Recreation Centre at Point Wolstoncroft on Lake Macquarie in NSW. Run by a team of Olympic sailors and windsurfers with the shared aim of inspiring and motivating others whilst sharing their knowledge and skills. ...
ISAF SWC Melbourne - Laser sailors called Tom: A potent mixture
By Lisa Ratcliff, ,
3:19 PM Fri 5 Dec 2014 GMT
ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne - Laser sailors called Tom who took their sailing baby steps in Gosford seem a potent mixture when it comes to present-day world sailing domination. Tom Slingsby grabbed gold in London two years ago. Now 24-year old Tom Burton is top of the ISAF rankings for the one person dinghy, and very much on the Australian selectors’ radar for the Rio Olympic Games in 2016. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne - Clock is ticking down
By Lisa Ratcliff, ,
3:01 PM Fri 5 Dec 2014 GMT
For the ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne, the clock is ticking down to the start of the Southern Hemisphere’s leading internationally graded Olympic event. Early arrivals have spent their days acclimatising to Melbourne’s weather and testing out Port Phillip’s sailing conditions. ...
Australian Sailing’s 'Medal Maker' awarded Order of Merit
By Cora Zillich, ,
1:46 PM Fri 5 Dec 2014 GMT
The Australian Sailing Team and Yachting Australia congratulate multiple Olympic and World Champion medal winning head coach Victor Kovalenko, OAM, who was awarded the New South Wales Olympic Council Order of Merit this week. ...
Sailing World Cup Melbourne - Australian Sailing Team on home waters
By Cora Zillich, ,
1:37 PM Fri 5 Dec 2014 GMT
At next week’s ISAF Sailing World Cup in Melbourne the Australian Sailing Team and Squad will kick-off the 2015 ISAF World Cup season, the premium sailing event for Olympic classes in the southern hemisphere. The ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne will kick start the 2015 series with racing scheduled to take place from 8-14 December 2014 in Port Phillip Bay. ...
Rolex Sydney Hobart - A contest at sea to inspire a nation and world
By regattanews.com, ,
1:05 PM Fri 5 Dec 2014 GMT
Over the course of its proud history, the Rolex Sydney Hobart has paid homage to feats of bravery, extraordinary seamanship, speed and endeavour; has witnessed adversity and overcome tragedy; and has attracted a diverse cross-section of people to contest this nautical rite of passage. The race has been conquered by both 30-ft Corinthian-crewed boats and professionally-sailed 100-ft Maxi yachts. ...
Melges 32 World Championship - Championship fight crystallizes + Video
By Melges 32 Class Association, ,
11:06 AM Fri 5 Dec 2014 GMT
Melges 32 World Championship 2014: With less than half of the regatta finished, there remain epic battles ahead for anyone looking to make – or stay on - the podium. Seventeen teams from eight nations took to the water this morning for the second day of championship racing aboard the Melges 32, one of the world's highest-performance sailboats. ...
Sydney-Hobart Of Lemmon & Wood, Slags & Pitstops, Ruffcuts & Blasts *Feature
By John Curnow, ,
10:26 AM Fri 5 Dec 2014 GMT
Whether it is the 60s movie, The Great Race, or Hanna-Barbera’s 17 episode cartoon series that followed, one thing is for certain. Yep. It is time once more for The Wacky Races. Now the notion is simple. Build anything you want, and as long as it complies with some rules, you’re in! That those very rules do not yet allow for multi-hulls, kind of proves that this really is all a bit wacky anyway. ...
Extreme 40s prepare for 2014 title fight in Sydney Harbour stadium
By Extreme Sailing Series, ,
10:24 AM Fri 5 Dec 2014 GMT
Extreme Sailing Series: But while they may be in the driving seat by eight points as they head to the Harbour City, they can expect a fight-back from The Wave, Muscat, with the defending 2012 and 2013 Series champions and skipper Leigh McMillan out to defend their title and achieve a first ever triple crown. ...
Star Sailors League: Day 2 - Mendelblatt leads followed by Scheidt
By SSL Media, Nassau, Bahamas ,
9:40 AM Fri 5 Dec 2014 GMT
Today brought another great day’s sailing in the Bahamas for the Star Sailors League Finals 2014. Once again the action was dominated by Americans Mendelblatt/Fatih, who snatched the leadership from Scheidt/Prada two-thirds of the way through qualifying. ...
Star Sailors League: Another day, another series leader *Feature
By Bob Fisher, Nassau, Bahamas ,
9:21 AM Fri 5 Dec 2014 GMT
The first of the day’s races was held in 15-18 knot breezes from just north of east and the start was keenly contested, particularly at the pin end, where several appeared to be fractionally ahead of the gun, but there was no recall. Those who continued on starboard tack came off best. ...
2014 Rockingham Race Weekend - Glorious conditions for Day 2
By Susan Ghent, Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club ,
8:48 AM Fri 5 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Rockingham Race Weekend - WA’s offshore fleet was blessed with ideal conditions for the two-day Rockingham Race Weekend off the coast of Perth, WA. Hosted by Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club, the event is part of the Farrawa Cup Series. ...
America's Cup: Bermuda celebrates the arrival of the Cup on the Island *Feature
By Sail-World, ,
4:48 AM Fri 5 Dec 2014 GMT
Crowds lined Front Street in Bermuda as the America’s Cup Venue celebration took place, following after the announcement on Tuesday that Bermuda has been selected to be Venue for the America’s Cup in 2017.
The America’s Cup trophy arrived in Bermuda onboard a private jet earlier that day, and was driven in a motorcade to the Cabinet Office grounds, where people gathered to get a glimpse of the ...
Last call to enter International Marina of the Year
By Colin Bransgrove, ,
4:10 AM Fri 5 Dec 2014 GMT
The Marina Industries Association (MIA) supported by its Awards partner Club Marine Insurance is making one last call for marina award entries from marinas anywhere in the world. The MIA Marina Awards recognise global excellence and leadership across the marina industries and provide valuable benchmarks for industry and the wider community. ...
Go on an underwater adventure this summer at the museum
By Jude Timms, ,
3:55 AM Fri 5 Dec 2014 GMT
This summer families are invited to spend the day having an undersea adventure at the Australian National Maritime Museum as it presents a range of activities for children inspired by its brand new exhibition Voyage to the Deep: Underwater Adventures. Have fun making undersea craft, take part in short film making and photography workshops, go on an after-dark tour or enjoy a hilarious theatre show ...
2015 Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs Yacht Race - Early entry extended
By Lisa Ratcliff, ,
1:37 AM Fri 5 Dec 2014 GMT
2015 Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs Harbour Yacht Race - The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club announced today they have extended the closing date for the first round of Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs Yacht Race entries by a week to Friday December 12, 2014. After the cut-off a late fee will apply to owners who wish to be part of the New Year coastal classic. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Dramatic images and video of Vestas Wind on reef *Feature
By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, ,
6:42 PM Thu 4 Dec 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race have released the first images and video from when Team Vestas Wind struck the coral reef off the Cargados Carajos Shoals, some 200 miles north-east of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean. In these three videos we show the whole incident; on board reporter Brian Carlin gives his commentary on the event; and shore manager Neil Cox gives his assessment from Mauritius ...
America's Cup: Ben Ainslie racing confirms design deal with Red Bull
By Mark Chisnell, ,
5:56 PM Thu 4 Dec 2014 GMT
Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR) has announced it will be working with Red Bull Advanced Technologies (RBAT), a division of the Red Bull Formula One group, as it progresses with its campaign to claim the 35th America’s Cup. Operating as a Design House, RBAT is based in Milton Keynes, UK. Founded on the group’s impressive F1 DNA, which has resulted in eight Formula One World Championships ...
Moth Worlds 2015 heads to Sorrento
By Di Pearson, M+M Moth Worlds media, ,
4:52 PM Thu 4 Dec 2014 GMT
McDougall + McConaghy 2015 International Moth Australian and World Title Championships gets underway from 9-16 January, 2015, on Port Phillip. America’s Cup stars, Olympic medallists and world champions are among the record 150 plus sailors who will converge on Port Phillip in the New Year when the Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club (SSCBC) in Victoria hosts the Moth World Championship. ...
Phuket King’s Cup 2014, day 4 – all boats on 77
By Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Phuket, Thailand ,
4:09 PM Thu 4 Dec 2014 GMT
We should all remind ourselves occasionally that Race Officers cannot control the wind. That is the prerogative of an even higher authority. The first three days of the 2014 Phuket King’s Cup have involved a great deal of waiting around in the sort of hot sunshine that some people pay good money for, but the lack of wind has been frustrating ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup Abu Dhabi 2014 - Images by Jesús Renedo
By Sailing Energy - Jesús Renedo, ,
3:53 PM Thu 4 Dec 2014 GMT
ISAF Sailing World Cup Abu Dhabi 2014 - Best of Sailing Energy - Jesús Renedo photos. ...
Melbourne World Championship - Greg Wilcox leads OK World Ranking
By Robert Deaves, ,
2:03 PM Thu 4 Dec 2014 GMT
OK Dinghy World Championship Melbourne 2014: Another great season from the 2002 World Champion has seen him lead the rankings for the whole of 2014, having reached the top spot this time. At 1035 points, he also holds the record for the highest cumulative points in the decade long history of the ranking list. ...
Sail Sydney medallists announced
By Lisa Ratcliff - OCC, ,
10:56 AM Thu 4 Dec 2014 GMT
Sail Sydney 2014: Competitors enjoyed a quiet mid-week Sydney Harbour. The regular Manly Ferry service slipped quietly past and sea planes flew out of Rose Bay, otherwise sailors had a clear and quiet space to go to work. Conditions were diverse for the three-day series, and humid. Strong nor’easters up to 20 knots on day one eased, but there was still plenty of breeze. ...
Melges 32 World Championship Miami 2014 - Day 1 images by Ingrid Abery
By Ingrid Abery, ,
10:46 AM Thu 4 Dec 2014 GMT
Melges 32 World Championship Miami 2014 - Day one images by Ingrid Abery. ...