| News for the Last 30 Days - World & Australia
Mini Transat - On the road to Sada + Video
By Diane Reid,
3:30 PM Mon 11 Nov 2013 GMT
Well, if you’ve been following the Mini Transat race you will have learned that this race is going to go down in history as an epic tale. It has been filled with incredible weather anomalies, rerouting, and resurrections! The delivery of the fleet from Gijon Spain to Sada Spain has lived up to these new expectations of the 2013 Mini Transat! ...
Hamilton Island Audi Race Week 2014 Accommodation Options
By Kristie Kaighin, Hamilton Island ,
2:57 PM Mon 11 Nov 2013 GMT
Looking to book accommodation for Hamilton Island Audi Race Week 2014? All the best properties book out early, so make sure you book soon to secure your preferred option. ...
Fremantle to Bali Yacht Race and Rally on a Seawind 1160
By Ralph Newton, Western Australia ,
2:44 PM Mon 11 Nov 2013 GMT
With 'What a bloody great day to go sailing……' blaring out over our stereo on board, six good friends set off for the adventure of a lifetime: the Race and Rally from Fremantle to Bali, and then 'Beyond Bali', and later 'The Kimberley Odyssey'. ...
Wild Bull on the rampage in Fremantle Harbour
By Bernie Kaaks, Bernie ,
1:52 PM Mon 11 Nov 2013 GMT
With her owner at home recovering from a chemotherapy session, crewman Ryan Binedell took the helm of the Bull 9000 Wild Bull in the 2014 Club Marine Fremantle Harbour Classic. ...
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Strong winds on day 7
By Clipper Ventures, ,
12:01 PM Mon 11 Nov 2013 GMT
At the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, the first Sunday back at sea was no day of rest for the fleet, though it has certainly been more enjoyable than the preceding week’s unpredictability and harsh, contrasting wind conditions. Day seven bought far more consistently strong winds of between 30 to 40 knots, allowing most of the fleet to pick up some excellent cruising and surfing speeds. ...
Transat Jacques Vabre: Class 40 heads to La Coruna for repair
By Transat Jacques Vabre,
11:38 AM Mon 11 Nov 2013 GMT
In the Transat Jacques Vabre double handed race from Le Havre to Itajaí, Brasil the Class 40 BET 1128 skippered by Gaetano Mura (ITA) and Sam Manuard (FRA) are heading to La Coruna to make running repairs after they broke the swivel hook on their Solent headsail and the mast fell down but did not land in the water. ...
Melges East Coast Championships - Travelling crews steal the show
By Tracey Walters, Pittwater RPAYC ,
11:20 AM Mon 11 Nov 2013 GMT
Over the weekend, at the Melges Australian East Coast Championships, principal Race Officer Steve Merrington had his work cut out . Merrington’s perseverance and patience provided a spectacular six races series in testing conditions. In race one the wind swung through all points of the compass. The fleet started the race only to be recalled after a 180 degree swing. ...
Rolex Sydney Hobart Race: Race record for international entries
10:24 AM Mon 11 Nov 2013 GMT
For the 69th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, impressive, international, competitive: the assorted fleet registered is destined to provide a spectacle befitting of the event’s colossal reputation. A little over six weeks remain before the Boxing Day start of the annual 628-nm ocean classic running from Sydney to Hobart, often referred to as a ‘nautical rite of passage’, and sponsored by Rolex since ...
Two-Handed Round North Island Race: Just two places left
By Jon Henry,
10:01 AM Mon 11 Nov 2013 GMT
The next and seventh addition of the Round North Island yacht race (RNI) gets underway on Saturday eighth February 2014.
Organised and run by SSANZ (Shorthanded Sailing Association of NZ) interest is high in the extremely challenging event. There is a diverse range of yachts entered in the race from 8.5m sports boats to several brand new 50+ ft production performance cruisers. ...
Transat Jacques Vabre - Oman Air-Musandam changes to a faster mode
By Oman Sail, ,
9:58 AM Mon 11 Nov 2013 GMT
At the front of the Transat Jacques Vabre fleet, the two MOD70s continue their match race as they pass Madeira and approach the Canary Islands on a southwesterly heading. The duo onboard Oman Air-Musandam are better rested and have changed the configuration of the boat to a faster mode. ...
Sailor Moon wins inaugural Mount Gay Rum Y88 Three Handed Champs
By Mike Leyland, Auckland ,
9:44 AM Mon 11 Nov 2013 GMT
The Young 88 is an ideal boat for short-handed racing and is always well represented in the SSANZ two handed series and Y88 Association organised single handed and two handed champs. Based on feedback from the two handed champs it was decided to try windward leewards, three up with spinnakers. ...
Transat Jacques Vabre - Co-skippers arrange for a tow to Portugal
By Transat Jacques Vabre, ,
9:35 AM Mon 11 Nov 2013 GMT
In the Transat Jacques Vabre, the Multi 50 trimaran Arkema Aquitaine capsized yesterday evening (Sunday) around 200 miles from the port of Lisbon, Portugal. Co-skippers Lalou Roucayrol and Mayeul Riffet have made arrangements for a tow to Portugal. ...
Transat Jacques Vabre - Multi 50 trimaran Arkema Aquitaine capsizes
By Transat Jacques Vabre,
8:17 AM Mon 11 Nov 2013 GMT
For the Transat Jacques Vabre, at 2158hrs UTC ( 2258hrs French time) this Sunday evening direction double handed race from Le Havre to Itajai, Brazil received a call from Yann Elies the co-skipper of nearby FenêtréA Cardinal (0.5 miles away) to inform them that the Multi 50 trimaran Arkema - Aquitaine had capsized ...
Etchells Nationals - Jake Gunther shows leadership on the water
By Tracey Johnstone, ,
7:55 AM Mon 11 Nov 2013 GMT
Etchells national class president, Jake Gunther, showed off his leadership skills today as he crossed the line in first place in the national championship practice race. ...
Extreme Sailing Series - Defending champions in full preparation
By Oman Sail, ,
7:26 AM Mon 11 Nov 2013 GMT
For the 2013 Extreme Sailing Series, defending champions The Wave, Muscat of Oman are in full preparation mode and eager to test conditions at the brand new stadium race course in Florianopolis, Brazil for the final showdown when they hope to hold their title. ...
Etchells Nationals - Competitors join for the official opening
By Bronwen Ince, ,
6:54 AM Mon 11 Nov 2013 GMT
For the 40th Anniversary Australian Etchell Championships 2013-14, yesterday evening Southport Yacht Club was full of enthusiasm and excitement as the competitors joined together for the official opening of the Nationals championships by Mayor Tom Tate, Gold Coast City. ...
Etchells National Championship - Top quality fleet
By Tracey Johnstone,
6:28 AM Mon 11 Nov 2013 GMT
In the Etchells National Championship, the 31-boat fleet are working through their way last minute key jobs before racing, being hosted by Southport Yacht Cub on the Gold Coast, starts tomorrow. All competitors are due to weigh-in and register during the day, before they head out for a practice race and shake-down session. ...
Heaven Can Wait Charity Sailing Regatta - Going down this weekend!
By Mel Steiner,
6:06 AM Mon 11 Nov 2013 GMT
The Heaven Can Wait Charity Sailing Regatta will be held this coming weekend – November 16 and 17 on beautiful Lake Macquarie, organised and run by the Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto. The regatta is traditionally preceded by a fund raising dinner at the club and this year is no exception. This year – as in the past, our guest list features an amazing line-up of sailing talent. ...
Quantum Sails – Keep your $100 notes in your pocket (Pt I) *Feature
By John Curnow,
5:03 AM Mon 11 Nov 2013 GMT
Do you really want to stand under the cold shower and tear up $100 notes? ‘No thanks’ would be the unanimous cry in response from every owner across the globe. There has to be a better way. Like most old sailing adages, the ‘cold shower’ gets used a lot, but over time experience comes into play and one gets wary of cash-drainers and steers well clear. ...
Seawind Moreton Bay Regatta - 15 strong fleet compete
By Morgan McDonough, ,
2:08 AM Mon 11 Nov 2013 GMT
In October, the Seawind Cruising Club Series sailed into Brisbane for the annual Moreton Bay Regatta, run by Seawind distributors Multihull Central. With 15 Seawind catamarans competing and over 50 people in attendance, the social racing event was a great display of the momentum that the Seawind brand has in South East Queensland. ...
Transat Jacques Vabre - IMOCA leaders stopped with damaged rudder
By Transat Jacques Vabre,
4:47 PM Sun 10 Nov 2013 GMT
In the Transat Jacques Vabre, leaders of the IMOCA fleet double handed race from Le Havre, MACIF, sailed by Vendée Globe winners François Gabart and Michel Desjoyeaux, were making a technical pit stop in Peniche, 87 kms NW of Lisbon, Portugal this afternoon after damage to their starboard rudder was discovered last night. ...
Whatever you do... don't look into Hicko's eyes!!! *Feature
By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team,
4:16 PM Sun 10 Nov 2013 GMT
Roger Hickman and his Wild Rose crew seem to have a hypnotic hold over the Sydney IRC racing fleet at the moment.
Another outstanding win in the Cabbage Tree Island Race on the weekend, following on from the Bird Island Race and Flinders Island Race, its three offshore wins in a row for the Tasmanian Devil and his very experienced Wild Rose crew. ...
ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Nomination - Deneen Demourkas
By Daniel Smith,
1:16 PM Sun 10 Nov 2013 GMT
Deneen Demourkas (USA) was left in shock when she received her ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year nomination from ISAF President Carlo Croce. Due to the vagaries of spam filters on her email account Demourkas found out the news at the Melges 32 World Championship and was left in shock. 'I found this email in my spam filter titled ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year, I opened it up ...
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