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Airlie Beach Race Week - Performance divisions guaranteeing hot racing
By Tracey Johnstone, Airlie Beach ,
8:25 AM Fri 8 Aug 2014 GMT
As the skippers gather in front of the Registration table at the Vision Surveys 25th Airlie Beach Race Week, the talk is about the depth of competition expected in the Performance Division. ...
Aquece Rio Int'l Regatta: van Rijsselberge and Picon claim RS:X wins
By ISAF, ,
8:03 AM Fri 8 Aug 2014 GMT
Dorian van Rijsselberge (NED) and Charline Picon (FRA) took the Men's and Women's RS:X honours at Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta 2014 as the Medal Races on Pão de Açucar brought the windsurfing proceedings to an end. Giles Scott (GBR) wrapped up gold in the Finn with a race to spare whilst the Medal Race places were confirmed in the 49er, 49erFX, Finn and Nacra 17. ...
Aquece Rio Int'l Sailing Regatta - Five AST crews in medal positions
By Cora Zillich, ,
4:00 AM Fri 8 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta - Five Australian Sailing Team crews are in medal positions in five of the six classes with Australian representation, ahead of tomorrow’s first day of medal races at the Rio Olympic Test event, Aquece Rio – International Regatta 2014. ...
Aquece Rio - Kids inspired to think about sustainability
By ISAF, ,
12:04 AM Fri 8 Aug 2014 GMT
While the Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta 2014, the first Rio 2016 test event, continues to produce thrilling races on the waters of Guanabara Bay, back on dry land it is inspiring the city's children to think about a wide range of important issues. ...
America's Cup: Royal NZ Yacht Squadron announces Challenge
By Sail-World, ,
8:02 PM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron has lodged a challenge for the 35th America’s Cup.
Out-going Commodore Steve Burrett announced that the challenge would go ahead at the Squadron’s annual meeting last night. ...
ORC World Championship - Light air and close racing in Kiel
By ORC Media, ,
7:34 PM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
Light air and close racing once again characterizes the fourth day of competition at the 2014 ORC World Championship, with the fleet racing on their second offshore race of the series around the Kieler Bucht in variable conditions of 3-8 knots of wind. ...
Artemis Challenge: Dongfeng second VO65 home in race around IOW
By Amy Monkman, ,
7:26 PM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
Dongfeng Race Team was the second of the Volvo Ocean 65’s to cross the Artemis Challenge finish line, four minutes behind Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing and ahead of Team SCA. Today’s Artemis Challenge, a 50-mile race around the Isle of Wight, has been the very first opportunity for ‘Dongfeng’ to line up against the Volvo Ocean Race competition. ...
Copa del Rey Mapfre - Quantum Racing rescue valuable second in Palma
By 52 Super Series, ,
7:13 PM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
They have done it before and will undoubtedly do it again before this Barclays 52 Super Series is out, but Quantum Racing today on the Bay of Palma produced a timely reminder of their champions’ hallmarks when they dug their way out from an early fifth place to rescue a valuable second around a windward-leeward course which others might have regarded as lacking in such recovery opportunities. ...
Copa del Rey Mapfre - Action shots by Max Ranchi
By Max Ranchi Photography, ,
4:16 PM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
Photographer Max Ranchi was on the water at the Copa del Rey Mapfre to capture these images during race 7. ...
Aquece Rio – Int'l Sailing Regatta - RS:X medal racers at the ready
By Daniel Smith, ,
3:19 PM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
The first Medal Races will be held at the Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta 2014 on Thursday 7 August with the Men’s and Women’s RS:X taking to the Pão de Açucar race track. ...
Repairs and results for Sunshine Coast Ocean Regatta - Day 3 and 4
By Del Morrison, Sunshine Coast ,
3:12 PM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
The Sunshine Coast Ocean Regatta (S.C.O.R) has continued on day three and four with milder conditions than earlier in the week. Wednesday 6th August brought a lay day, however many competitors were kept busy making repairs to their vessels after some tough conditions. ...
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Five Volvo Ocean 65s go head to head
By Volvo Ocean Race, ,
12:54 PM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
The Round Britain and Ireland Race is expected to take at least five days to complete depending on conditions and will give a form guide for Team SCA, Dongfeng Race Team, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, Team Alvimedica and Iker Martinez’s Spanish crew ahead of the Volvo Ocean Race start on October 4 in Alicante, Spain. ...
Extreme Sailing Series - Singapore - the best photos of 2009-2014
By Extreme Sailing Series, ,
12:15 PM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
To celebrate the announcement of Singapore as Host Venue for Act 1, 2015, take a look back at the best of images, from the ultimate city centre racecourse, 2009-2014. ...
Airlie Beach Race Week - Monohull experts cross over to faster side
By Tracey Johnstone, ,
8:30 AM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
The Multihull Racing Division for this year’s Vision Surveys 25th Airlie Beach Race Week, which starts on Saturday, has attracted a surprising and impressive team of sailors to its ranks. ...
International 14 Worlds - Summer hot spot gears up for action
By 2015 International 14 World Championships Media, ,
7:18 AM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
Victoria’s Royal Geelong Yacht Club (RGYC) and the City of Greater Geelong are gearing up to welcome the large fleet of competitors and partners, that are expected for the 2015 International 14 World Championship, being held from the 3rd-17th January 2015. ...
2014 Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta - Day 4
By ISAF, ,
4:21 AM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta - The leaderboards across the ten events on show at the Aquece Rio - International Sailing Regatta 2014 are starting to take shape following four days of competition in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. ...
Elaine Fowler, RPAYC's first female life member elected
By Lisa Ratcliff, ,
3:18 AM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
At the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club’s AGM held last month, long-serving member Elaine Fowler was elected the club’s first female Life Member. ...
Chief Executive Officer sought for Yachting Australia
By Phil Jones, ,
3:03 AM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
Given the profile of the sport of sailing, the success of Yachting Australia’s High Performance and other programs, along with the quantum of Yachting Australia’s operations, this role is clearly one of the prized sport-business positions in Australia. ...
2014 Copa del Rey Mapfre - Day 3 images by StudioBorlenghi
By Carlo Borlenghi, ,
2:30 AM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 Copa del Rey Mapfre - Day 3 images provided by StudioBorlenghi. ...
Refurbished Protector project 'better than buying new'
By Mike Rose, ,
10:45 PM Wed 6 Aug 2014 GMT
The comprehensively refurbished Rayglass Protector, Sea Three, is now 'almost better than new', according to proud New Zealand owner Dale Smith.
Dale Smith says he is amazed at the incredible job the Rayglass workshop team has done in restoring the well-used 12.5-metre Protector. ...
PWA Tenerife World Cup - Entralling day 3 of windsurfing
By Chris Yates, ,
9:54 PM Wed 6 Aug 2014 GMT
El Médano truly came to life on day three of the Dunkerbeck-Eyewear Siam Park - El Médano - Tenerife PWA World Cup as stronger winds and bigger waves rolled into the shores of El Cabezo, producing an action packed and amazing day of action spanning almost ten hours. ...
ORC World Championship - Long postponement worth the wait
By ORC Media, ,
7:10 PM Wed 6 Aug 2014 GMT
A long postponement today was worth the wait on the third day of the 2014 ORC World Championship, as an 8-10 knot easterly seabreeze built up in the afternoon from being flat calm in the middle of the day, allowing race managers from Kieler Yacht-Club on all three courses to conduct three races each. ...
Copa del Rey Mapfre - Back-to-basics approach fruitful for Ran Racing
By 52 Super Series, ,
6:41 PM Wed 6 Aug 2014 GMT
Over a long, hot coastal race at the Copa del Rey Mapfre on the Bay of Palma, Rán Racing proved the value of their back-to-basics approach when they took the winning gun to return themselves to second place in the overall standings as the six day, 11 race regatta approaches its midpoint. ...
Yava Trophy - Team Gilmour prepares for 20th edition
By Team Gilmour, ,
5:50 PM Wed 6 Aug 2014 GMT
Following a disappointing 11th place in the Sopot Match Race in Poland, the boys have regrouped and re focused for our next event here in Yekaterinburg in Russia. Sopot was a beautiful place and a very well-run event, we just struggled to build any momentum and unfortunately bowed out after the round robin. ...
Copa del Rey Mapfre - Race 5 and 6 images by Max Ranchi
By Max Ranchi Photography, ,
5:37 PM Wed 6 Aug 2014 GMT
Photographer Max Ranchi was on site at the Copa del Rey Mapfre to capture these images during races five and six. ...