| News for the Last 30 Days - World & Australia
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. ...
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: Images by Crosbie Lorimer
By Crosbie Lorimer, Sydney ,
10:42 PM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
After yesterday's Lay Day it's back to racing today with signs of more breeze for passage races and windward ...
IFDS World Championships - Day 2 images by Jude Robertson
By Sail-World.com, ,
10:01 PM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
Jude Robertson was back on the water for day two of the IFDS World Championships in Halifax to capture these images. ...
America's Cup: Rod Davis - Time for a change after ten years with team *Feature
By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, ,
6:44 PM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
New Artemis Racing coach, Rod Davis says it was time for a change after ten years in a coaching role with Emirates Team New Zealand. 'Ten years is a long time as a coach of a professional team. It was time for a change,' he told Sail-World.com from Sweden. 'I don’t know of any other professional coaches that have gone ten years with the same team.' ...
ISAF seeking hosting bids for Nations Cup
By ISAF, ,
4:22 PM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
ISAF is seeking bids from organizers to host ISAF Nations Cup Regional Finals during 2014-15 and the ISAF Nations Cup Grand Final in 2015. The ISAF Nations Cup, which was introduced in 1991, is based on a series of Regional Finals with the top crews meeting at a Grand Final. ...
Laser 4.7 Youth Worlds - Luvisetto and Alexadr Boite victorious +Video
By ILCA (As Amended by ISAF), ,
3:46 PM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
Asya Luvisetto and Alexadr Boite have claimed the girl's and boy's Laser Youth 4.7 World Championships after a championship dominated by light winds in Katatsu, Japan. In a fleet of 37 sailors from 22 nations, Asya Luvisetto (SUI) sealed her World Champion title with a day to spare in Karatsu, Japan after demonstrating she is an excellent all-rounder in the fresh 15-18 knots of the penultimate day ...
IFDS World Championships - Action shots by Tim Wilkes
By Sail-World.com, ,
2:36 PM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
Photographer Tim Wilkes was on site at the IFDS World Championships to capture these images. Enjoy! ...
Maxi yacht rendezvous this September in Sardinia
By International Maxi Association, ,
2:25 PM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
This September, the Costa Smeralda will once again be the world’s premier racing rendezvous for Maxi yachts. Sponsored by Rolex since 1985 and organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) and International Maxi Association (IMA), the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - and the Rolex Mini Maxi Worlds, this year in its fifth edition - are unmissable events for yacht designers, sailors and Maxi owners alike' ...
World Yacht Racing Forum 2014: 'Growing the business of Yacht Racing'
By MaxComm Communication, ,
12:41 PM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
WYRF provides the chance to discuss the issues facing the sport and to share best practice. It also facilitates business development through providing quality networking opportunities with decision makers from all areas within the industry. Now in its seventh year, the event will be centered around the theme 'Growing the business of Yacht Racing.' ...
Clipper Race: 2015-16 edition of world's longest ocean race 70% full
By Julia Wall-Clarke, ,
12:14 PM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
The world’s longest ocean race, uniquely for amateur sailors – the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is now 70% full for the 2015-16 edition, following a surge of crew sign-ups. The 40,000 mile, eleven month long event, known as one of the planets toughest endurance challenges will be the bi-annual events 10th Anniversary series and the second circumnavigation for the Clipper 70 fleet. ...
Leaderboards take shape at the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games 2014
By ISAF, ,
10:28 AM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
Three races were completed in the Boy's and Girl's Byte CII and Techno 293 fleets with the best breeze of the week saving itself for the third day of competition. A north easterly breeze in between six-eight knots ensured all of the days scheduled races were completed. ...