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America's Cup World Series, Naples - Oracle Team USA on to match semis
By Lisa Ramsperger, ,
8:50 PM Fri 19 Apr 2013 GMT
On day two of the America’s Cup World Series in Naples, a win in the match race quarterfinals, followed by first and second-place results in fleet racing, completed a successful day of racing for Oracle Team USA on Friday. The crew moves into the lead in the regatta fleet race standings with 38 points and will face JP Morgan BAR in the match race semifinals on Saturday. ...
America's Cup World Series, Naples - Smashing action on day 2 + Video
By Irene Corosu, ,
6:53 PM Fri 19 Apr 2013 GMT
On day two of the America’s Cup World Series in Naples, there were strong performances by Oracle Team USA Slingsby and Energy Team along with a jarring collision between Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa Challenge. Helmsman Tom Slingsby led Oracle Team USA into the top spot in the standings with finishes of 1-2 in today’s two fleet races. ...
ISAF World Cup - Australian sailors prepare for the final round *Feature
By Craig Heydon,
8:49 AM Fri 19 Apr 2013 GMT
Australian sailors are busy preparing for the final round of the 2012/2013 ISAF Sailing World Cup in Hyeres, France, with racing to begin on Monday. ...
Audi Melges 20 Class Pulls The Trigger On Sperry-Top Sider Charleston *Feature
By Joy Dunigan, ,
7:04 AM Fri 19 Apr 2013 GMT
Audi Melges 20 Class Pulls The Trigger On Sperry-Top Sider Charleston Race Week 2013
Star-studded International Class shines bright on scenic Charleston Harbor
Charleston, SC - A healthy fleet of thirty-three Audi Melges 20 teams have assembled in Charleston, South Carolina for the start of the largest ever Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week 2013 Regatta. ...
America's Cup WS: Images from Naples - around they go!
By Linda Wight,
5:46 AM Fri 19 Apr 2013 GMT
Sail-World's Linda Wright is at Naples, Italy, for the America's Cup World Series. She filed this image gallery from the Race Day 1, where she was positioned on one of the mark boats. ...
The Prince amongst a King of Yacht Clubs.
By John Curnow,
3:45 AM Fri 19 Apr 2013 GMT
The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club (RPAYC) has very recently appointed David Ritchard as their new Sailing Manager. As part of RPAYC’s continuing efforts to ensure the very best of yachting is available to all areas of its membership, this assignment brings a person of not only wonderful stature to the office, but also great humanity. ...
Melbourne Osaka Double Handed Race - Plenty of unpredictables
By Sally Williams, Footscray ,
3:36 AM Fri 19 Apr 2013 GMT
Melbourne Osaka Double Handed Race 2013. At 0600 sked this morning, Cadibarra8, Optimus Prime and Wasabi have all broken through the 1000nm to go mark with Spirit of Downunder soon to join them. Of course Escapade is already through with 750nm to go. She still has a lead of 186 nm but there are plenty of unpredictables yet. ...
Sail Port Stephens - Day 3 images by Craig Greenhill
By Sail Port Stephens Media,
11:11 PM Thu 18 Apr 2013 GMT
At 2013 Sail Port Stephens, photographer Craig Greenhill was amongst the action to capture this gallery of images during day three. ...
Fisher's View: Watching the breeze die.' - America's Cup WS - Day 3 *Feature
By Bob Fisher, San Francisco, USA ,
9:32 PM Thu 18 Apr 2013 GMT
Day 3 America's Cup World Series, Naples: Winds in Naples Bay have a reputation for being notoriously fickle. One old salt once expressed this graphically by altering an age-old instruction to 'See Naples and watch the breeze die.' And it did, during the races with patches of no more than four knots and huge shifts of up to 40 degrees. ...
America's Cup: Kiwi Cup vet receives emergency liver transplant in SFO
By Richard Gladwell, Auckland, New Zealand ,
8:46 PM Thu 18 Apr 2013 GMT
A key member of Artemis Racing team and veteran of several America's Cup campaigns, David Brooke (NZL) has undergone an emergency liver transplant in a US hospital.
His father Don Brooke told Sail-World, from San Francisco, that 'David is indeed very ill, and our whole family is here in support. ' ...
AC World Series, Naples - Split results for Oracle Team USA on day 1
By Lisa Ramsperger, ,
8:15 PM Thu 18 Apr 2013 GMT
At the America’s Cup World Series in Naples, Oracle Team USA opened the first day of racing with split results in the first two fleet races. Helmsman Tom Slingsby and crew finished second in the first race, and they crossed the line in sixth position in the second race to sit fourth with sixteen points in the overall regatta fleet race standings. ...
America's Cup World Series - Team BAR claims early lead in Naples
By Irene Corosu, ,
7:39 PM Thu 18 Apr 2013 GMT
At the AC World Series in Naples, a competitive fleet of nine AC45 catamarans skippered by some of the world’s best sailors combined with unsettled wind conditions to produce an exciting opening day. Ben Ainslie’s J.P. Morgan BAR crew hold the early lead in the series. They scored 21 points after placing 3-1 in the two fleet races and lead Dean Barker’s Emirates Team NZ crew by one point. ...
America's Cup World Series Naples - Day 1 images by Carlo Borlenghi
By Carlo Borlenghi images, ,
7:29 PM Thu 18 Apr 2013 GMT
At the America's Cup World Series in Naples, photographer Carlo Borlenghi was on site to capture this gallery of images of the action during day one. Enjoy! ...
Melges 32 Australian Championships hit by southerly
By Tracey Walters, Sydney Harbour ,
6:26 PM Thu 18 Apr 2013 GMT
Melges 32 Australian Championships - Tonight the Melges 32 fleet is tucked up at Middle Harbor Yacht Club ahead of the 30 knot Southerly forecast for Friday. Boats and crews are frothing at the bit to get the rides the Melges 32’s thrive on, teams who have focused on boat preparation and crew work can expect their efforts to pay off in the heavy weather. ...
Delta Lloyd Regatta - Early entry fee period extended
By Delta Lloyd Regatta,
2:21 PM Thu 18 Apr 2013 GMT
Registration for the 2013 Delta Lloyd Regatta has been opened for a while now. As always, there is a period of registration for the early entry fee as stated in the Notice of Race. The transfer to regular entry fee was originally April 23rd ...
Watch America’s Cup World Series Naples Day 1 LIVE NOW!
By Anna Parker and The Sail-World Team,
1:11 PM Thu 18 Apr 2013 GMT
Catch the America's Cup World Series Naples Day 1 racing live now! ...
America's Cup: Elvis leaves the Building
By Richard Gladwell,
10:38 AM Thu 18 Apr 2013 GMT
Emirates Team NZ have folded up their tents and started the physical move to San Francisco, where they will be re-erected.
A report on the team's website says that the base and boats have been packed into 70 40ft containers ready for shipment to San Francisco. ...
Replacement work completed on Northern NSW navigation marker *Feature
By Roads and Maritime Services, ,
7:22 AM Thu 18 Apr 2013 GMT
Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) Acting General Manager Commercial Vessels and Infrastructure Patricia Bryant today announced the cost of recent flooding to northern NSW waterways is still being counted with more than $114,000 in work to replace navigation aids completed. ...
Sail Port Stephens 2013 - An East Coast Low - How hard will it Blow?
By Sail Port Stephens Media,
6:18 AM Thu 18 Apr 2013 GMT
At Sail Port Stephens 2013, it’s Lay Day and its fine and sunny, ahead there is three days of racing planned. There is much anticipation with a high quality fleet assembled.
However in the Sail Port Stephens Race Office atop the d'Albora Marina building there has been much discussion over the last days of the three weather models that are now starting to converge for a nasty Friday forecast. ...
ISAF Match Race Rankings - Leroy, Williams on top
By ISAF, Europe ,
6:06 AM Thu 18 Apr 2013 GMT
Claire Leroy (FRA) has moved to World's number one in the Women’s Match Race Rankings, knocking Anna Tunnicliffe (USA) off the top after the American held top spot since 7 September 2011. In the Open Match Race Rankings Ian Williams (GBR) maintains a healthy advantage over the chasing pack. ...
Sail Port Stephens - Huge success for Soldiers Point Sailing School
By Lue Fagan,
5:28 AM Thu 18 Apr 2013 GMT
Sail Port Stephens Week - Big congratulations to William Dunn from Medowie sailing an Optimist, for taking out first place in the Mixed Class (Opti, Sabot, Laser, Flying 11) at the Junior Sailing Regatta, part of the Sail Port Stephens. Will was one of the first students at the Soldiers Point Sailing School and will move on to complete his Basic Skills 2 Certificate in the near future. ...
Melges 32 Australian Championship - Easy Tiger III set to be unleashed
By Lulu Roseman, Sydney ,
4:27 AM Thu 18 Apr 2013 GMT
Melges 32 Australian Championships 2013 gets underway tomorrow, Friday 19th April. Easy Tiger Racing is ready to pounce on Middle Harbour Yacht Club for this weekend's Nationals. Skipper Chris Way and his crew are looking forward to some fast and furious racing action with their new boat, Easy Tiger III, particularly given that strong sou ‘westerly conditions are forecast. ...
NSW boaters warned of dangerous conditions for entire NSW Coast
By Roads and Maritime Services, NSW ,
4:09 AM Thu 18 Apr 2013 GMT
Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) has issued an alert following a Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) warning about dangerous surf conditions from the Victorian border tonight and extending to the Queensland border tomorrow. ...
Sydney Harbour Regatta - Dates announced for 2014
By Di Pearson, Sydney Harbour ,
3:53 AM Thu 18 Apr 2013 GMT
Sydney Harbour Regatta 2014. Middle Harbour Yacht Club Commodore, John McCuaig, today announced the popular sailing event will be held on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 March in 2014. ...
Great Veteran’s Race 2013 - Kathleen Gillett to race again
By Jennifer Crooks, Sydney ,
3:33 AM Thu 18 Apr 2013 GMT
Great Veteran Race 2013. Kathleen Gillett, Jack Earl’s famous double ended ketch that competed in the first Sydney Hobart Yacht Race in 1945, will again compete in this Sunday’s (21 April) Great Veteran’s Race, conducted by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia. ...
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