| News for the Last 30 Days - World & Australia
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Race 10 re-start on hold
By Clipper Round the World, ,
3:56 PM Mon 17 Mar 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, the thick fog that caused Race 10 from Qingdao to San Francisco to be ceased yesterday shortly after it started, has gotten worse overnight with visibility currently down to just one boat length (70 foot). ...
Volvo Ocean Race - Dee Caffari recruited to Team SCA
By Volvo Ocean Race, ,
3:08 PM Mon 17 Mar 2014 GMT
For their Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 challenge, Team SCA has recruited sailor Dee Caffari who has made a career of setting new standards in female offshore sailing. The 41-year-old from Watford, England, has been named alongside Sara Hastreiter (USA) and Elodie-Jane Mettraux (SUI). ...
Arenal Training Camp - Day 2 images by Jesus Renedo
By Sail-World.com, ,
2:29 PM Mon 17 Mar 2014 GMT
Jesus Renedo was out on the water in Palma de Mallorca to capture these images during the Arenal Training Camp. ...
Arenal Training Camp - Day 1 images by Jesus Renedo
By Sail-World.com, ,
2:11 PM Mon 17 Mar 2014 GMT
Photographer Jesus Renedo was on deck for day one of the Arenal Training Camp in Palma to capture this selection of images. ...
Viper 640 class updates
By Charlotte Gwyther, Lymington ,
1:56 AM Mon 17 Mar 2014 GMT
A fleet of 25 Vipers competed in Miami, USA over the first week of March 2014, first at the Pan American Championships and then later at the EFG Bacardi Miami Regatta. ...
The Pittwater Sail Expo - Award winning show for Vicsail
By Cheryl Stanton, Sydney ,
9:52 PM Sun 16 Mar 2014 GMT
Sydney's Pittwater Sail Expo will be a big show for Vicsail's range of yachts. Every marque will be present and celebrated. ...
Hans Fogh - a sailing icon
By John Kerr, ,
6:39 PM Sun 16 Mar 2014 GMT
It is with great sadness that we announce Hans Fogh passed away peacefully from Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease on March 14, 2014 in Toronto. A fighter to the end, Hans leaves Kirsten, his beloved wife and safe harbour for 49 years, his two sons, Morten (Debbie) and Thomas (Andrea) and his darling grandchildren, Sarah, Curtis, Marcus, Kaia and Lucas with whom he spent many joyful hours as 'Farfar' ...
Hans Fogh – A remarkable sailor
By Dan Ibsen, Sail-World Europe, Denmark ,
4:53 PM Sun 16 Mar 2014 GMT
Hans Fogh, born in 1938, passed away on 15 March 2014 , aged 76 years, was one of the world 's most successful sailors with a sailing career which really started when he as a 22 -year-old won Olympic silver in 1960 at his first Olympic Games for Denmark in the Flying Dutchman class , together with Ole Gunnar Petersen. and as late as 2006, it was the World Championship gold in the Soling . ...
18ft Skiff European Grand-Prix 2014 is waiting for you!
By Norbert Peter, ,
4:02 PM Sun 16 Mar 2014 GMT
The 18ft Skiff European Grand-Prix 2014 will be a stunning season you shouldn't miss for any reason. After the return of up to six or seven teams from the J.J.Giltinan in Sydney, the World's most prominent 18ft Skiff race and also the unofficial World Championship as Mark Foy Trophy 2014, the Premium Event of the 18ft Skiff Class, we will have lots of new experiences ...
Hunn casts Voodoo magic winning the 2014 Melges 32 Australian Titles
By Tracey Walters, Sydney ,
4:00 PM Sun 16 Mar 2014 GMT
The Middle Harbour Yacht Club race committee did well to keep all sailors safe today after a lighting, rain and hail storm cell came through the Harbour just after midday. The committee were unable to get a race in for day three of the 2014 Melges 32 Australian Championships. ...
All sails lead to Gdynia - bids for ISAF Worlds 2018
By Dan Ibsen, ,
12:54 PM Sun 16 Mar 2014 GMT
Sail-World.com presents the second European bid from Gdynia in Poland. On March 25 and 26 four cities will present their bids to ISAF in Southampton for the ISAF Worlds 2018 for all Olympic classes. ...
Sail Paradise 2014 - 505 class champion crowned
By Bronwen Ince, ,
10:10 AM Sun 16 Mar 2014 GMT
At Southport Yacht Club's 2014 Sail Paradise regatta the Reichel-Pugh 66, 'Alive' was today crowned the champion! After sailing through dangerous conditions over the weekend, skipper of alive Duncan Hine said 'I am extremely happy to have won this regatta, I am sure it will be a first of many more to come'. ...
2014 Hamilton Island Audi Race Week - Accommodation Options
By Kristie Kaighin, Hamilton Island ,
9:12 AM Sun 16 Mar 2014 GMT
2014 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - All the best properties book out early, so make sure you book soon to secure your preferred option. ...
Not for lack of trying at the Etchells WA Championship.
By John Curnow, ,
9:11 AM Sun 16 Mar 2014 GMT
On the first day, they worked hard and got five races completed. Bless them all for their endurance, perseverance, determination and sporting nature. As a result, the West Australia now has a new Etchells champion. For 2014, The Rat will be able to look at that whenever they choose and know they had pace and just as importantly, consistency. ...
Clipper Round The World Yacht Race 2013-14 – Fog halts racing
By Clipper Race, ,
8:57 AM Sun 16 Mar 2014 GMT
Clipper Round The World Yacht Race 2013-14 - Race director, Justin said 'They will now motor-sail offshore until the visibility improves and then restart racing using the Le Mans procedure. I expect that this will happen at first light tomorrow morning. ...
Melges 32 Australian Championship - Tiger Hunting down Hunn for title
By Heath Walters, Sydney ,
8:53 AM Sun 16 Mar 2014 GMT
Andrew Hunn Voodoo Chile leads the Melges 32 Australian Championships at the conclusion of day two’s racing on Sydney Harbour. Chris Way’s Easy Tiger III fought hard to remain within three points of Hunn followed closely by defending National Champion Greg Prescott 2 Unlimited a further two points behind. ...
Clipper Round The World Yacht Race 2013-14 – Fleet departs Qingdao
By Ruth Harrington, ,
8:09 AM Sun 16 Mar 2014 GMT
Clipper Round The World Yacht Race 2013-14 – Thousands of well-wishers lined the quayside eager get one last glimpse of the international fleet during an epic departure ceremony which attracted a large media presence and was broadcast live on TV. ...
2014 18ft Skiffs Club Championship - Race 10
By Frank Quealey, ,
6:32 AM Sun 16 Mar 2014 GMT
Coopers 62-Rag and Famish Hotel took out Race 10 of the Australian 18 Footers League’s Club Championship in a course shortened race on Sydney Harbour today. ...
The Clipper Race 2014 - Countdown to Race 10
By Ruth Harrington, ,
3:41 AM Sun 16 Mar 2014 GMT
2013 - 14 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Race 10 of the Clipper 2013-14 Round the World Yacht Race gets underway Sunday (16 March) from Qingdao, China to San Francisco, USA ...
Rio Olympics 2016 - Water quality improving says Rio authorities
By Jeni Bone, ,
12:05 AM Sun 16 Mar 2014 GMT
The jewel in the crown of Rio de Janeiro would be Guanabara Bay, venue for rowing and sailing events at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. What a tragedy then that city officials admit that of the 1.3 billion litres (yes, that is correct) of sewerage, effluent, oil and run off that the city creates each day only 40% is treated. The rest goes to the waterways. ...
Sail Paradise 2014 - Extreme day 2 on the water
By Southport Yacht Club, ,
3:09 PM Sat 15 Mar 2014 GMT
Day two of Southport Yacht Club's Sail Paradise Regatta was well underway with a fleet of 55 vessels, including lasers, off the beach catamarans and the international 505 class joining the keel boats and Multihulls for their first day of racing. ...
Perth’s Swan River provides for awesome Etchells.
By John Curnow, ,
2:54 PM Sat 15 Mar 2014 GMT
Five races in a day in the kinds of conditions you see in the brochures, but more than often do not get to race in. Yes please! Sure it was hard work, and not just for the crews. Think about all the volunteers! However, you do get a handy break in the middle of the day when you have to vacate the premises to allow all the club racing to take over the back yard, more appropriately named, Melville W ...
One with the lot at the Club Marine Series.
By John Curnow, ,
12:33 PM Sat 15 Mar 2014 GMT
There was a time when burgers came from small shops at your local shopping strip, and one with the lot really was a hefty piece of work. There was a kind of classic Melbourne day to be had by those partaking in Round Six of the annual Club Marine Series on Port Phillip. It had everything from beaming and strong sunshine, gusty Northerly winds, to far too ominous clouds running across the Bay ...
Hobart Combined Club Harbour Race - Don Calvert ended up in hospital
By Peter Campbell, ,
10:48 AM Sat 15 Mar 2014 GMT
Senior Hobart yachtsman Don Calvert ended up in hospital with a dislocated shoulder after his champion yacht Intrigue broke her mast when a 30 knot gust from the north hit the fleet in today’s Combined Club’s Harbour Series on the Derwent. ...
52 Super Series - Quantum Racing win home series now head to Europe
By 52 Super Series, ,
10:20 AM Sat 15 Mar 2014 GMT
2014 52 Super Series - Winning both Quantum Key West in January and the US 52 Championship which finished last weekend in Miami, Quantum Racing now head back to Europe for May’s start to the Barclay’s 52 Super Series as overall US 52 Super Series champions. ...
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