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Transat Jacques Vabre - Class 40 Concise 8 quits
By Transat Jacques Vabre, ,
11:03 AM Wed 13 Nov 2013 GMT
In the 2013 Transat Jacques Vabre double-handed race from Le Havre to Itajaí, Brazil, British co-skippers Ned Collier Wakefield and Sam Goodchild are safely in Muros, NW Spain with their Class 40, Concise 8 this morning, having confirmed their abandonment. Their boat suffered damage to the blade of its port rudder last night and was followed by damage to other essential fittings. ...
Mini Transat - Race kicks off!
By Mini Transat 2013, ,
10:45 AM Wed 13 Nov 2013 GMT
In the Mini Transat, at precisely 9:37 the first signal of the starting procedure for this single leg between Sada (Galicia) and Pointe-à-Pitre (Guadeloupe) was made. Eight minutes later, the fleet swept across the line, out of the estuary and finally left Sada behind and headed for the open sea. ...
2013 ISAF Rolex World Sailors of the Year announced in Oman
10:40 AM Wed 13 Nov 2013 GMT
Australian Mathew Belcher and New Zealanders Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie were named male and female winners of the 2013 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards during a ceremony held in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman on Tuesday 12 November. ...
ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Award - Winners recognised
By ISAF, ,
9:31 AM Wed 13 Nov 2013 GMT
Australian Mathew Belcher and New Zealanders Jo Aleh and Olivia 'Polly' Powrie were named male and female winners of the 2013 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards during a ceremony held in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman on Tuesday 12 November. ...
World Sailor of the Year set for ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne
By ISAF SW Cup Media,
7:40 AM Wed 13 Nov 2013 GMT
Newly crowned Rolex World Sailor of the Year, Australia’s Mathew Belcher will be aiming for a record 18th sailing regatta win in a row at Sandringham Yacht Club this December 1 – 8 as the ISAF Sailing World Cup returns to Melbourne. ...
Etchells Australian Championship - Perfect weather on day 2
By Tracey Johnstone,
6:40 AM Wed 13 Nov 2013 GMT
In the Etchells Australian Championship, being hosted by Southport Yacht Club on Queensland’s Gold Coast, the second day of racing saw the top two teams trade places overall in another day of perfect Etchells weather. ...
World speed record holder to defend Australia longest kitesurfing race
By Janine Pittaway, ,
3:09 AM Wed 13 Nov 2013 GMT
Entries are closed and the field set for Australia’s open ocean classic kitesurfing race, the Lighthouse to Leighton, and an impressive selection of local and international talent is ready to hit the water on Saturday 14 December.
World speed record holder and inaugural Lighthouse to Leighton winner Frenchman Alex Caizergues is returning to Perth to defend his record time of 24 minutes 34 secon ...
Mathew Belcher - Winner of the Rolex Sailor of the Year Award!
By Bronwen Ince, ,
2:43 AM Wed 13 Nov 2013 GMT
Congratulations to Southport Yacht Club member Mathew Belcher for winning the prestigious Rolex World Sailor of the Year Award, the highest award a sailor can receive in recognition of his/her outstanding achievements by the world of sailing. This is a remarkable achievement as he becomes only the second Australian in history to win this coveted award. ...
ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Award for Aleh, Powrie and Belcher
By ISAF, ,
8:19 PM Tue 12 Nov 2013 GMT
ISAF and Rolex are happy to reveal that the winners of the 2013 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards are: Mathew Belcher (AUS) and Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie (NZL). ...
Mini Transat - On course for a record breaking
By Solene Rennuit, ,
8:01 PM Tue 12 Nov 2013 GMT
In the Mini Transat, this time, surely, there can be nothing left to keep the fleet on the dock. After over a month of waiting, it's time for the race to resume its rightful place. And the menu looks enticing, although it attention will have to be paid to some extremes. ...
Images from the Rolex ISAF World Sailor of the Year awards in Oman
7:35 PM Tue 12 Nov 2013 GMT
New Zealand and Australian sailors dominated the Rolex ISAF World Sailor of the Year awards presented at a glittering dinner held in the Sultancy of Oman.
2012 Olympic Mens 470 Gold Medalist and current World Champion, Matt Belcher (AUS) won the Mens Award. Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie (NZL), current Wold Champions and also 2012 Olympic Gold Medalists in the 470, were presented with the Womens Awa ...
Transat Jacques Vabre - Small detail can prove vital
By Soazig Guého, ,
7:23 PM Tue 12 Nov 2013 GMT
On the Transat Jacques Vabre’s 5450 miles race course from Le Havre to Itajaí, Brazil little changes or differences can rapidly become significant. On the fifth day of the race as some of the class leaderships become well established, maintaining a positive mindset and continually focusing on the small detail can prove vital. ...
Rolex World Sailor of the Year Award for Australia's Mat Belcher
By Sail-World, ,
6:44 PM Tue 12 Nov 2013 GMT
The ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards, the highest award a sailor can receive in recognition of his/her outstanding achievements by the world of sailing, was awarded today to Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie (NZL) and Mathew Belcher (AUS). ...
EUROSAF supports major change in Elite sailing *Feature
By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team,
3:07 PM Tue 12 Nov 2013 GMT
A very significant restructure proposal designed to change the nature of Olympic class sailing competitions at all levels is being presented to the ISAF Council this week in Muscat, Oman.
This proposal, if accepted will have a major impact on the current Olympic Class World Championships which would be completely reorganised. The largest group of sailing nations affected by these changes will ...
ISAF Rolex World Sailor of The Year Nomination - Aleh And Powrie
By Daniel Smith, ,
1:01 PM Tue 12 Nov 2013 GMT
In the ISAF Rolex World Sailor of The Year Nomination, as current Olympic and World Champions Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie have established themselves as the class act in Women’s 470 fleet racing. ...
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race day 8 - Fast, wet and wild
By Clipper Ventures, ,
12:46 PM Tue 12 Nov 2013 GMT
For the Clipper Round the World, in descriptions more aptly used for a day at a theme park, skippers have described day eight as being a fast, wet, wild and truly exhilarating sleigh ride. The Southern Ocean certainly appears to be living up to its big reputation, with 'wonderful winds and towering seas' providing magnificent sailing conditions and real miles made on the route to Western Australia ...
ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards - Raiya Al Habsi Celebrates
By Daniel Smith, ,
12:31 PM Tue 12 Nov 2013 GMT
At the ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman is a familiar site for Raiya Al Habsi and she will be joined by friends and family. ...
Laser World Championships - Nick Thompson gunning for gold
By Lindsey Bell,
12:17 PM Tue 12 Nov 2013 GMT
Nick Thompson, with three World Championship medals already under his belt is in no doubt as to where his sights lie heading into next week’s Laser World Championships in Oman (17-23 November). ...
Extreme Sailing Series - Realteam gears up for the final Act
By MaxComm Communication, ,
11:39 AM Tue 12 Nov 2013 GMT
At the final Act of the Extreme Sailing Series season, Realteam is gearing up to race due to kick off in Florianopolis in Brasil on Thursday. Originally planned in Rio, the race organisation opted for Florianopolis for safety reasons. ...
Mini Transat - Start of race postponed
By Mini Transat 2013, ,
10:39 AM Tue 12 Nov 2013 GMT
For the Mini Transat, this morning the Race Director posted an amendment regarding a postponement of fifteen hours to the start of the race from Sada to Pointe-à-Pitre. The new warning signal will be given on Wednesday 13 November at 9:00am. ...
Clipper Round the World - Race 4 full of drama!
By Julia Wall-Clarke, ,
10:11 AM Tue 12 Nov 2013 GMT
The Clipper 2013-14 Race four departed Cape Town for Albany, Western Australia just over a week ago under the stunning vista of Table Mountain, in rather frustratingly light winds. Just 48 hours later however, a ferocious storm whipped up. ...
Laser World Championships - Legends' return raises the stakes
By Oman Sail,
9:06 AM Tue 12 Nov 2013 GMT
At the Laser Standard Men’s World Championships 2013 , the return of Brazilian sailing legend Robert Scheidt after nine years in the Star class has raised the stakes among the 2016 Olympic Games contenders at the Laser Standard Men’s World Championships 2013 starting in the Sultanate of Oman on Sunday November 17, organized and hosted by the Ministry of Sports Affairs and Oman Sail. ...
ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Nominee - Ian Williams
By Daniel Smith, ,
8:15 AM Tue 12 Nov 2013 GMT
Ian Williams (GBR) is one of the finest racers on the scene as a four time ISAF World Match Racing Champion. Williams has been the man to beat on the Alpari World Match Racing Tour and when he raised the Championship title in 2012 he surpassed some of the all-time greats. ...
Etchells National Championship day 1
By Tracey Johnstone, ,
7:53 AM Tue 12 Nov 2013 GMT
The Australian Etchells class National Championship started today in shifty, soft conditions, on the offshore waters of Queensland’s Gold Coast. ...
ISAF Rolex World Sailor Of The Year Awards: Paul Larsen nominated
By Daniel Smith,
6:03 AM Tue 12 Nov 2013 GMT
Paul Larsen became the fastest man on the water, reaching 65.45 knots on Vestas Sailrocket 2 and eleven years of hard work and effort came to fruition on 24 November 2012. For his endeavours and testing the restraints of physics in sailing Larsen received a nomination for ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year. ...
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