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Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games - Opening series concludes
By ISAF, ,
9:58 AM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
Despite no racing on Friday 22 August the Opening Series at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games has now concluded and all eyes will be on the final stage of the event on Saturday 23 August. A non discardable, single race for all fleets will bring the Youth Olympic Games Sailing Competition to a close with gold, silver and bronze to be decided in the Girl's and Boy's Byte CII and Techno 293. ...
Extreme Sailing Series: Strong breeze gets Practice underway in Wales
By Warren Douglas, Emirates Team NZ, ,
9:52 AM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
Practice day in Cardiff for the fifth round of the 2014 Extreme Sailing Series and teams got a taste of things to come over the next few days. Starting the day in a light 4-6 knots, the breeze built quickly with gusts to 20 knots. Sails were reefed and, for reasons of safety, guests were absent from the back of the boats ...
Rugged-up and reefed at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week
By Lisa Ratcliff - OCC, ,
8:54 AM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
Rugged-up crew, reefed sails and rockin’ downwind rides on the penultimate day of racing at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week replaced the lazy start to the six day series last Sunday, August 17, 2014. There was a buzz around the dock this morning in anticipation of a fresh breeze and return of the S-SE tradewinds to the Whitsundays didn’t disappoint. ...
Octogenarian on verge of being named MC38 Australian champion
By Di Pearson, MC38 media, ,
8:22 AM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
With only one race remaining in the 12-race series, octogenarian Leslie Green and his Ginger crew are on the verge of being crowned the MC38 Australian champions for 2014, following two windward-leeward races at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week today. ...
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2014 - Images: Day six with some wind!
By Andrea Francolini, ,
7:55 AM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
Andrea Francolini was on the water on day six of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2014 to capture these images. ...
IFDS Worlds 2014 - Extremely light winds for Thursday's racing
By High Liner Foods IFDS Worlds, ,
7:38 AM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
It was a tough day for race officials and competitors on the water at the High Liner Foods IFDS Worlds 2014 underway at the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Northerlies that looked promising at the clubhouse in the morning died off and the sea breeze that normally builds in from the southwest took its time arriving today. ...
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: Riding the AC45 - VIDEO *Feature
By Crosbie Lorimer, Hamilton Island ,
5:17 AM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
‘Bucket List’ is fast becoming one of the English language’s most over-used epithets.
And it’s not as if photographer Craig Greenhill of Saltwater Images and freelance photojournalist Crosbie Lorimer are old enough yet to be worrying too much about such things.
But when they got the hint that there might be an opportunity to get a ride on one of the fastest sailing machines around ...
2014 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Foreign affairs
By Lisa Ratcliff, ,
3:08 AM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Each year Aussie sailors travel from the furthest states of Tasmania and Western Australian to be part of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week in sunny Queensland. Joining them in 2014 is a smattering of international crews including a number of Russian teams who have keenly jumped on the regatta bandwagon. ...
2014 IFDS World Championship - Day 3 images by Jude Robertson
By Jude Robertson, ,
2:45 AM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 IFDS World Championship - Jude Robertson was back on the water for day three of the IFDS World Championships to capture these images. ...
America's Cup: Five Challengers sign-on for 35th Match
By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, ,
7:37 PM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
The America's Cup Events Authority have confirmed that six entries have been received for the 35th America's Cup - five Challengers and the Defender, Oracle Team USA.
The five Challengers are believed to have met the entry requirements including payment of the $1million entry fee, as well as being scrutinised for compliance with the Deed of Gift ...
Volvo Ocean Race CEO Knut Frostad talks Time and Money (Part II) *Feature
By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team, ,
6:48 PM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
Sail-World interviewed the CEO of the Volvo Ocean Race Knut Frostad late last week, after the dust had settled from the final and seventh boat entry team Vestas Wind. Sail-World started by commenting- Many observers are saying that if this one design element hadn’t come in, this race wouldn’t have happened? ...
America’s Cup - British Challenge accepted by Golden Gate Yacht Club
By Marina Johnson, ,
5:00 PM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
Royal Yacht Squadron Racing (RYSR) has had its challenge accepted by the America’s Cup defender, the Golden Gate Yacht Club of San Francisco. RYSR is the affiliate club of the Royal Yacht Squadron and the challenging club for Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR), now the official British entry for the 35th America’s Cup in 2017. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - It’s been emotional, but it’s time to move on
By Volvo Ocean Race, ,
3:49 PM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
Battered, bruised, happy, worried. You name it, at least one Volvo Ocean Race sailor felt it after a roller-coaster of a Round Britain and Ireland Race. So what next? For Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, it was a week of smiles but keeping a tight lid on the growing optimism built on a near-perfect build-up to Race start on October 4 in Alicante. ...
505 Worlds 2014 - Six teams in with a shout for Five-Oh world title
By SAP 505 World Championship, ,
3:23 PM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
In the first, medium-airs race it was the up and coming Aussies, Pete Nicholas and Luke Payne, who once again demonstrated an uncanny knack of sniffing out the tricky breeze and ploughed a lonely furrow out on the left-hand side of the track. 'We’re going fast in the 12-18 knot wind range, and we backed ourselves to find something good on the left,' said Payne. ...
J/111 World Championships - British Teams take early lead on day 1
By Stuart Johnstone, Cowes, Isle of Wight ,
2:08 PM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
Day one of the inaugural J/111 World Championships hosted by Royal Yacht Squadron Racing in Cowes dawned with a forecast of light and fickle breeze. The first start was scheduled for 13:00, the race got under way on time in six knots of wind, but was abandoned after a short period as the wind faded. ...
MC38 Australian Championship 2014 - Ginger retains lead on Day 4
By Di Pearson, ,
11:21 AM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
Despite arriving back at dock without having won any of the three windward-leeward races today, Leslie Green (Ginger) has maintained his lead of the MC38 Australian Championship at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week, a pair of second places and a fifth good enough to keep him on top. ...
Secret to success at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week
By Lisa Ratcliff - OCC, ,
10:13 AM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
The secret to success at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week differs from yacht to yacht. For the crew of South Australian yacht Secret Mens Business, the combination of mateship and a strong drive to win is key. Led by owner-skipper Geoff Boettcher, the Farr 400 he bought from America this year was trucked from Adelaide to Hamilton Island, covering 6,000km in the trek. ...
International Cadet World Championship – Day 4 at Weymouth, England
By Peter Collyer/Peter Campbell, ,
9:02 AM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
Royal Geelong Yacht Club brother and sister, Thomas and Sophie Alexander have extended their overall lead to a healthy five points over their nearest rivals in the International Cadet World championship at Weymouth on the south coast of England. ...
Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Light wind plagues Lake Jinniu
By ISAF, ,
8:37 AM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
Lake Jinniu was plagued with little to no wind on the fourth day of competition at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games with no racing possible. With light winds forecasted ahead of the day the hard working race committee were always facing an uphill battle and a long wait on the water for anything to materialise. ...
2014 Formula Kite World Championships - Bridges strike back on day 2
By Markus Schwendtner, Istanbul ,
8:30 AM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 IKA Formula Kite World Championship - It was a tight battle today in the women’s fleet with Steph Bridge (GBR, North) swapping first places with defending World Champion Erika Heineken (USA, ML/Ozone). Heineken scored three bullets bringing her in 0.7 points striking distance to Bridge, sitting in first now with 12 points. ...
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2014 - Images: Day five with whales!
By Andrea Francolini, ,
8:16 AM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
Photographer Andrea Francolini was on site for day five of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week to capture these images. ...
2014 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Painting pink
By Laura McKee, ,
4:33 AM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Among the 182 competing yachts and nearly 2,000 sailors at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week there are a host of reasons for being at one of the country’s premier regattas for multihulls and monohulls through to sports and classic boats. ...
SAP 505 World Championship - Holt and Woelfel on top
By SAP 505 Worlds, ,
3:26 AM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
Mike Holt and Rob Woelfel have moved to the top of the leaderboard of the SAP 505 World Championship after winning a breezy race in Kiel, Germany, today. They sit just two points ahead of their training partners, the British duo of Andy Smith and Tim Needham who pushed the Americans all the way around the windy and wavy race course. ...
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week; MC38s Lindeman Island Race VIDEO
By Dale Lorimer, Hamilton Island ,
3:02 AM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
On the first day of racing the MC38s were heading for the finish line with a building breeze, great light and a flat sea. Dale & Crosbie Lorimer captured the action at close range. ...
IFDS Worlds - Wind delays, but racing continues in Halifax
By Kathy Large, ,
2:06 AM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
It was a sunny day with light winds when everyone headed out to the race courses this morning at the High Liner Foods IFDS Worlds 2014 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. But the wind built across the harbour and the race officers picked their spots and soon enough, all three classes were racing again. ...