| News for the Last 30 Days - World & Australia
Australian Hansa Class Championships - Action underway at Goolwa
By Shauna Phillips, ,
6:47 PM Fri 18 Apr 2014 GMT
The Dominant 2014 Australian Hansa Class Championships commenced today at the Goolwa Regatta Yacht Club in South Australia. A fleet of 56 sailors from seven States and Territories will contest eight races for each of four Hansa Classes over the next three days. ...
Audi IRC Australian Championship - Images by Andrea Francolini
By Sail-World.com, ,
6:32 PM Fri 18 Apr 2014 GMT
Photographer Andrea Francolini was out on the water during the Audi IRC Australian Championship to capture these images. ...
Rolex China Sea Race - Ragamuffin 90 claims line honours victory
By KPMS, ,
5:18 PM Fri 18 Apr 2014 GMT
In the 2014 Rolex China Sea Race, Ragamuffin 90 has sealed line honours, having led the entire 565-nm race from the start in Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong to the finish in Subic Bay, The Philippines. Syd Fischer’s 90-ft Maxi finished the race at 22:51.18 local time, completing the course in 57 hours, 31 minutes and 18 seconds. ...
Rolex China Sea Race - Ragamuffin 90 extends unassailable lead
By RHKYC, ,
9:16 AM Fri 18 Apr 2014 GMT
The 27th edition of the Rolex China Sea Race looks certain to feature yachting legend Syd Fischer on the silverware, with Ragamuffin 90 sailing consistently to extend an unassailable lead on the water over her closest rivals and expected to finish just before midnight tonight. ...
Good Friday casts light winds over Audi IRC Australian fleet + Video
By Lisa Ratcliff, ,
8:47 AM Fri 18 Apr 2014 GMT
For a bunch of diehard yachties, Good Friday was spent out on the brilliant deep blue ocean off Newcastle contesting day two of the Audi IRC Australian Championship. ...
SLAM Combined High Schools Champs - Makin makes it back to back wins
By Rod Carter, Belmont ,
8:31 AM Fri 18 Apr 2014 GMT
Henry Makin (Avondale College) has become only the third skipper in history to win back to back titles in the SLAM Combined High Schools Championship. After winning the title last year in a 16ft Skiff, Makin return this year in a Cherub and teamed up with follow local sailor Jarrod Turner to claim the championship. ...
Rolex China Sea Race - Commanding lead for Ragamuffin
By KPMS, ,
5:58 AM Fri 18 Apr 2014 GMT
In the Rolex China Sea Race, Syd Fischer’s 90-ft Maxi Ragamuffin has a commanding lead some 42 hours into the 27th edition. At 09:30 local time, Fischer’s Ragamuffin 90 was 134-nm from the finish line in Subic Bay, The Philippines and closing in on line honours. ...
Audi IRC Australian Championship - Drama filled opening day
By Lisa Ratcliff, ,
4:05 AM Fri 18 Apr 2014 GMT
Three drama-filled short course races off Newcastle’s Nobbys beach cracked the lid on the prestigious Audi IRC Australian Championship. Winds S-SE up to 23 knots and choppy seas created plenty of challenges for crews and tonight multiple torn sails are being patched up and other damage repaired. ...
Why the 49er class is pushing hard to get finals format changed +Video
By Ben Remocker, ,
12:36 AM Fri 18 Apr 2014 GMT
The 49er class has a tradition of pushing sailing forward, aligning to the Olympic ideals and the Olympic business model. The overall Olympic success is a complex tonic, but the core product is live sports. Live coverage of sailing is difficult and expensive. Traditionally it has also been slow paced and difficult to understand for non-sailors, the vast majority of Olympic customers. ...
Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race - No multihull records this year
By Peter Hackett, ,
9:04 PM Thu 17 Apr 2014 GMT
Final preparations and movements to the northern end of the bay are the chores for crews in both fleets of the APC Logistics MYCQ 50th Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race. ...
Alpari World Match Racing Tour: Can Williams surpass Gilmour's record?
By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, ,
8:16 PM Thu 17 Apr 2014 GMT
Ian Williams and his GAC Pindar team begin the 2014 Alpari World Match Racing Tour with the aim, of course, of winning this year’s World Championship title. But as was the case in 2013, when Williams disappointingly finished overall runner-up to Taylor Canfield’s USone team, victory this year would be significant: To date Williams has won the Tour four times – in 2007-8 and 2011-12. ...
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Massive support from the local community
By Robert Sand, ,
7:58 PM Thu 17 Apr 2014 GMT
With massive local support, the PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup is back on the calendar for 2014. This is due to a three-year agreement made by Thisted Forsikring, a local and acknowledged Danish insurance company, which ensures the foundation for organizing the event. ...
Les Voiles de St. Barth - Weather factors in + Video
By Kirsten Ferguson, ,
10:23 AM Thu 17 Apr 2014 GMT
The Weather Gods had promised more breeze for day two of Les Voiles de St. Barth, and it came in a steady line of squalls moving south to north across the island, presenting challenging conditions for competitors and the Race Committee alike. ...
HUD Vision: An interview with Afterguard Marine’s Alex Moret *Feature
By David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, Seattle ,
9:57 PM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
Heads Up Displays (HUDs) have long been the holy grail of the tech-savvy racing sailor. This technology was developed to give fighter pilots there-when-they-need-it information at a glance. While racing sailors are more interested with tactical edges over their competitors than getting missile lock on an enemy, the basic information need is the same. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - The return of Outteridge and Jensen
By Australian Sailing Team, ,
9:01 PM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
After the recent gold and two bronze medals at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca, the Australian Sailing Team are now just a few days away from the start of racing at the next ISAF World Cup Regatta in Hyères, France. Over 1,100 athletes have registered to sail in Hyères next week, including a near-full contingent of the Australian Sailing Team and Squad. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng Race Team first official qualifier
By Dongfeng Race Team, ,
5:01 PM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
The first team to officially qualify for the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race is Dongfeng Race Team. Confirmation came direct from Jack Lloyd, Race Director of the Volvo Ocean Race that following the team’s recent 18 day training voyage, Dongfeng Race Team has met the official qualification requirements of sailing 2,000 nautical miles non-stop with 60% of the crew members for Leg 1 onboard. ...
ISAF Match Race Rankings for 16 April 2014
By ISAF, ,
4:20 PM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
The ISAF Race Rankings for 16 April 2014 have been released. Taylor Canfield (ISV) and Camilla Ulrikkeholm (DEN) occupy the world number one spots in the Open and Women's Match Race Rankings. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres – World’s best to race on French Riviera
By ISAF, ,
3:44 PM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
The ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres will see Olympic medallists, World Champions and ISAF Sailing World Cup medallists compete as the 2013-2014 series draws to a close. More than 1,100 sailors across ten Olympic and two Paralympic events will race on the French Riviera from Monday 21 April through to Saturday 26 April. ...
Rolex China Sea Race – Fleet off to a clean start
By KPMS, ,
3:21 PM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
The 27th edition of the 565nm Rolex China Sea Race commenced today with a fleet of 34 international yachts. With Hong Kong’s impressive skyscraper skyline forming a domineering backdrop, the fleet made a clean start under a steady easterly breeze of eight knots. ...
Rolex China Sea Race Day 1
By Rolex China Sea Race, ,
11:54 AM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
Rolex China Sea Race 2014 - Both Ragamuffin90 and Antipodes chose to stay out of trouble at the pin end and, as expected, it was ‘Rags which quickly put distance between herself and the rest of the fleet. ...
America's Cup: Expected de Ridder penalty should be reduced *Feature
By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, Auckland, NZ ,
10:28 AM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
The predicted penalty of a five year suspension from the sport, for Oracle Team USA wingsail trimmer, Dirk de Ridder, would appear to be extreme by international standards. The case is due to go before the International Sailing Federation's Review Board in late April. They will consider the report from the Disciplinary Commission, which is the body believed to have recommended a five year penalty ...
Challenge takes the 2014 Quantum Sails Sydney 38 Victoria State Titles *Feature
By Rowan Simpson, Melbourne, Australia ,
9:34 AM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
In the tightest contest in the history of the championship, Challenge was ultimately crowned the winner of the 2014 Quantum Sails Sydney 38 Victorian Title hosted by Sandringham Yacht Club last weekend. There is no doubt the gap between the nine Sydney 38 competitors has narrowed as the highlight of the series was the close racing. There were four different race winners. ...
Seventh edition of Sail Port Stephens wraps up
By Lisa Ratcliff, ,
8:17 AM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
Sail Port Stephens 2014 - Variable southerly winds and occasional showers felt all too familiar for the 400 sailors tying up their three day cruising series. ...
Dangerous surf conditions to affect the entire NSW coast this weekend
By Roads and Maritime Services Media Unit, ,
7:36 AM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
Roads and Maritime Services has issued an alert after a Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) warning about dangerous surf conditions forecast to affect the entire NSW coast this weekend. ...
Wounded Defence mates conjure the ‘Spirit of Mateship’
By Zoe Russell, ,
7:25 AM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
QantasLink Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race 2014 - Skipper Russell McCart and crew will be joined by eight first-timers when the race gets underway on Good Friday (18 April). Mates4Mates Chief Operating Officer Michael Quinn said it’s an amazing opportunity for the Brave Mates who had been selected as part of Mates4Mates’ rehabilitation programs. ...
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