| News for the Last 30 Days - World & Australia
Clipper Race - Day 5 Calm after storm
By The Clipper Race,
11:41 AM Sat 9 Nov 2013 GMT
Day 5 has bought a respite from the gale force winds that lashed the fleet over the previous 36 hours, with winds reducing from the storm high of 90 knots to a far lighter, yet still changeable wind pattern of between 10 and 25 knots, with numerous, active rain squalls. ...
Cabbage Tree Island Race: Finish Images by Crosbie Lorimer
By Crosbie Lorimer, Sydney ,
10:25 AM Sat 9 Nov 2013 GMT
The leaders in the Cabbage Tree Island Race fleet arrived back in Sydney early this evening plugging a 20 knot south southeaster down the Northern Beaches before being able to crack sheets under North Head and fetch across to South Head and from there into the harbour.
Southern Excellence appeared to have retired from the race motoring into the harbour at 6pm, just ahead of the first of the fle ...
CYCA's Cabbage Tree Island Yacht Race 2013 Start VIDEO *Feature
By Dale Lorimer, Sydney ,
10:25 AM Sat 9 Nov 2013 GMT
CYCA's Cabbage Tree Island Yacht Race started as the sun set dropped behind an extremely hazy Sydney Skyline. Dale Lorimer captured in near darkness the departing yachts from North Head. 'Victoire' was the first yacht through the Heads. ...
Port Hacking Race - About Time makes a comeback
By Di Pearson, CYCA Media, ,
8:29 AM Sat 9 Nov 2013 GMT
Julian Farren-Price skippered his Cookson 12, About Time, to an overall win in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Port Hacking Race today, holding off a challenge from last year’s winner, Olympic gold medallist and America’s Cup yachtsman, David Forbes, at the helm of his Kaiko 52 Merlin. ...
Rio 2016 Olympic Games - Exactly 1,000 days before Opening Ceremony
By ISAF sailing, ,
7:56 AM Sat 9 Nov 2013 GMT
On Saturday 9th November the preparation for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games reaches exactly 1,000 days before the Opening Ceremony. ...
Etchell Nationals - A night with the stars
By Bronwen Ince,
6:52 AM Sat 9 Nov 2013 GMT
Mayor Tom Tate will officially open the International Etchells Class 2013-14 Australian Championships at Southport Yacht Club. Etchell Competitors of the Championships will be welcomed by Southport Yacht Club Commodore Ian Hall, President of the Australian Etchell Association Jake Gunther and Principle Race Officer Kevin Wilson. ...
VX One North American Championship - Doolittle leads after Day 1
By Christopher E. Howell,
4:15 AM Sat 9 Nov 2013 GMT
Rob Doolittle recorded consistent scores over four races to take the early advantage on day one of the VX One North American Championship, hosted by Rush Creek Yacht Club in Rockwall, TX. With a line of 4,4,3,3, The Spaniard has totaled 14 points, which is one ahead of Brian Bennett on VX Racing Team. Bennett got off to a blazing start by winning the first three races, although a 12 in race four p ...
Transat Jacques Vabre - Close fought battle on the Gulf
By Transat Jacques Vabre, ,
9:55 PM Fri 8 Nov 2013 GMT
As the 26 Transat Jacques Vabre Class 40 duos take shelter in Roscoff to miss the strong winds of the Bay of Biscay depression, the three other classes (Multi 50, IMOCA and MOD70 ) are set up for a tough night with big seas and strong winds. ...
America's Cup - Forging rules for the 35th edition
By America's Cup, ,
9:43 PM Fri 8 Nov 2013 GMT
With existing and potential America’s Cup crews working in the background to secure sailors, designers and shore crew for the 35th Cup, efforts are also being made to forge the Rules for the next event. The Protocol for the 35th America’s Cup must be agreed between the defender and the challenger of record and will detail the timing, location, format, type of boat and other rules for the event. ...
Time to enter the Heaven Can Wait charity regatta
By Mel Steiner, ,
2:54 PM Fri 8 Nov 2013 GMT
It's all happening! The official closing date for the Heaven Can Wait charity regatta is today, but you still have time to enter the most challenging sailing event on Lake Macquarie. ...
2013 Melges East Coast Championships
By Tracey Walters, Pittwater ,
2:40 PM Fri 8 Nov 2013 GMT
This weekend the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club hosts the fifth Melges 24 and Melges 32 East Coast Championships. The Australian Melges 24 class have the throttle down in preparation for the 2104 Melges 24 World Championships (27 January to 2 February 210) in Geelong. ...
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - More challenges on day 4
By Clipper Ventures, ,
1:00 PM Fri 8 Nov 2013 GMT
At the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, the gusty, fast and wet conditions are continuing to prove extra challenging for crew, requiring everyone to exercise extreme safety cautions. Many skippers continue to praise crew on their bravery and perseverance in the rough weather. ...
Cabbage Tree Island Race Start: Images by Crosbie Lorimer
By Crosbie Lorimer, Sydney ,
12:18 PM Fri 8 Nov 2013 GMT
In a 25 knot nor' nor'easter the Cabbage Tree Island Race fleet set sail at 7pm this evening under reefed mainsails.
Tacking down the harbour the fleet enjoyed some flat water sailing until punching out through the Heads into a steady seaway as they headed north at the onset of dark. ...
Ragamuffin team change plans to focus only on Sydney Hobart Race
By Tracey Johnstone,
6:34 AM Fri 8 Nov 2013 GMT
The Ragamuffin 90 team have changed their Asian racing program, withdrawing from the Phuket King’s Cup to allow them to focus their energies on this year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. ...
NSW 18ft Skiffs Championship - First race of the season this Sunday
By Frank Quealey,
6:08 AM Fri 8 Nov 2013 GMT
Sunday will see the first 18ft Skiff championship race of the 2013-2014 Season on Sydney Harbour when the Australian 18 Footers League conducts Race one of the NSW Championship. ...
Kiteracing Oceanic Championships - It's one month away!
By Janine Pittaway,
5:48 AM Fri 8 Nov 2013 GMT
The inaugural Kiteracing Oceanic Championships will make a huge splash, with six top ten international kiteracers in Perth in a month’s time. ...
Prescription to Rule 51, Moveable Ballast Withdrawn
By Glen Stanaway,
4:04 AM Fri 8 Nov 2013 GMT
Yachting Australia recently issued a prescription modifying RRS 51 Moveable Ballast, so permitting the stacking of sails in Category 1, 2 and 3 races held under the Yachting Australia Special Regulations. The change followed extensive consultation with the offshore keelboat community. ...
Transat Jacques Vabre - Class 40 weather stop confirmed
By Transat Jacques Vabre, ,
2:04 AM Fri 8 Nov 2013 GMT
In the Transat Jacques Vabre, on the strength of the latest weather files this morning, Race Direction decided that the Class 40 crews will stop in the port of Bloscon at Roscoff to avoid the impact of a big gale in the Bay of Biscay. ...
Transat Jacques Vabre - Oman Air-Musandam kicks off
By Oman Sail,
11:54 PM Thu 7 Nov 2013 GMT
At the Transat Jacques Vabre 2013, Oman Air’s French-Irish duo was delighted to be starting the race ahead of their original Friday schedule. 'We are very happy to be off at last,' said Sidney Gavignet, French skipper of Oman Air-Musandam, as he stepped onto the boat this morning. ...
Cabbage Tree Island Race - Wild Oats XI headlines a fleet of 30
By Jennifer Crooks,
8:43 PM Thu 7 Nov 2013 GMT
For the Cabbage Tree Island Race, Bob Oatley’s Wild Oats XI headlines a fleet of 30 Rolex Sydney Hobart hopefuls when the gun fires signalling the start at the Cruising Yacht Club on Friday evening at 7.00pm. ...
Clipper Round the World - Crew evacuated amid hurricane force gusts
By Julia Wall-Clarke, ,
8:14 PM Thu 7 Nov 2013 GMT
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, a violent storm has been battering the fleet today as it heads through the Indian Ocean from South Africa into the notorious ‘Roaring Forties’ in the Southern Ocean. Winds in excess of 50 knots have been experienced by some of the fleet, punctuated by hurricane force gusts in places. ...
An explanation of the Star Sailors League Ranking
By Alex D'Agosta, ,
8:01 PM Thu 7 Nov 2013 GMT
The Star Sailors League (SSL) movement, with its focus on the promotion of athletes and respect for the Star Class's image, history, members, fleets and the ISCYRA, the Class's 'umbrella authority', started its activities early this year with the difficult job of compiling and keeping the Star Sailors League Ranking up to date. ...
19th Int. Flying 15 Worlds - 50 boats turn up on day 7
By Lindsay Lyons, RHKYC Media,
5:54 PM Thu 7 Nov 2013 GMT
At the 19th International Flying Fifteen World Championships, with first place already decided, 50 boats turned up at the start line for the seventh and final race. It’s no exaggeration to say that the weather and sea state has been different on every day of this regatta and today was just perfect – sunny, 15kts, a light swell. ...
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Rough sea conditions on day 3
By Clipper Ventures,
4:17 PM Thu 7 Nov 2013 GMT
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, what a difference a day makes. Over the past 24 hours, the whole fleet has been experiencing the roughest sea conditions yet faced in the Clipper 2013-14 Race. While this leg was always predicted to be tough, an early storm hit as they headed south towards the Southern Ocean, turning out to be more ferocious than expected. ...
Transat Jacques Vabre - The race is on!
By Transat Jacques Vabre,
3:11 PM Thu 7 Nov 2013 GMT
In the Transat Jacques Vabre, with Class 40s having their weather stop and the MOD 70’s likely to be quick enough to avoid the worst of the weather in the Bay of Biscay – the big multihull duo should be at Finisterre, or near enough, by the time the worst of the weather hits. ...
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