| News for the Last 30 Days - World & Australia
Extreme Sailing Series: Light and tight for Emirates Team NZ in Nice
By Warren Douglas, ,
12:17 AM Fri 3 Oct 2014 GMT
It was very light and very tricky for the first day of the seventh round of Extreme Sailing Series at Nice.
With Peter Burling back on the helm for the first time since June, Emirates Team New Zealand started slowly as Burling and Olympian team mate Blair Tuke settled in. ...
Extreme Sailing Series - Change in the air on the Cote d'Azur
By Extreme Sailing Series, ,
6:14 PM Thu 2 Oct 2014 GMT
Light winds dominated the opening day of Act 7 of the Extreme Sailing Series™ in Nice, France calling for pin-point precision from the teams as the battle at the penultimate Act of the 2014 global tour began on the sparkling Mediterranean waters. ...
Extreme Sailing Series: Tricky start for The Wave, Muscat and Oman Air
By Oman Sail, ,
6:00 PM Thu 2 Oct 2014 GMT
A soft breeze turned the form guide upside down on the opening day in Nice with Oman Sail’s The Wave, Muscat and Oman Air among a cluster of teams to be frustrated in their bid to create an early impression at Act 7 of the Extreme Sailing Series. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - In-shore showdown on the horizon
By Volvo Ocean Race, ,
2:13 PM Thu 2 Oct 2014 GMT
It’s been two long years of waiting but the Volvo Ocean Race returns to action in the opening Alicante in-port race on Saturday with anticipation rising thanks to a new one-design boat which promises the closest competition in the event's 41-year history. ...
Yachting Australia Awards finalists revealed
By Jane Gordon, ,
1:38 PM Thu 2 Oct 2014 GMT
Yachting Australia is pleased to reveal the finalists in twelve categories for the Yachting Australia Awards 2014, the annual celebration providing an opportunity to acknowledge the achievements and recognise contributions made, both on and off the water. ...
GAC Pindar eager to impress as the Extreme Sailing Series reaches Nice
By GAC Pindar, ,
10:45 AM Thu 2 Oct 2014 GMT
Nathan Wilmot and his GAC Pindar Crew are hoping to finish with a flourish when the world’s sailing elite travel to Nice (2-5 October), for the penultimate Act of the 2014 Extreme Sailing Series. GAC Pindar plan to mount a charge up the leader board, following race victories and several podiums in Cardiff and Istanbul in Acts 5 and 6. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: The Art of the on board Photographer
By Sail-World.com/nz, ,
9:13 AM Thu 2 Oct 2014 GMT
Team Vestas Wind's On Board Reporter, Brian Carlin, compiled an interesting gallery of images during the crew's delivery voyage and race qualifier. These are not the usual shots we have come to expect from the Volvo Ocean Race but rather some very clever and outstanding camera work. ...
Extreme Sailing Series: ETNZ's Burling and Tuke back on deck in Nice
By Warren Douglas, Emirates Team NZ, ,
6:39 AM Thu 2 Oct 2014 GMT
It’s back to work for Peter Burling and Blair Tuke, at the Extreme Sailing Series, Nice. After taking a week off after their win at the 49er world championships in Spain and now they’re at Nice, France, for another hectic few days at the Extreme Sailing Series. ...
2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Notice of race released
By US Sailing, ,
3:29 AM Thu 2 Oct 2014 GMT
2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - On-line entry will open on November 10, 2014 mocr.ussailing.org/!here!new. The deadline for priority entries with regards to quotas is December 5, 2014. Entries must be received no later than January 5, 2015 to qualify for early entry. ...
Blue Water Race - Fleet vies for inaugural Newcastle Bass Island win
By Di Pearson, ,
1:49 AM Thu 2 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 Blue Water Pointscore Race - Twenty yachts are expected take part in the 200 nautical mile Newcastle Bass Island Yacht Race, which kicks off at 7.00pm this Friday evening local time and is a new addition to the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s prestigious Blue Water Pointscore Series (BWPS). ...
Mat Belcher and Will Ryan finalists for ISAF Rolex World Sailor Award
By Cora Zillich, ,
1:27 AM Thu 2 Oct 2014 GMT
Olympic gold medallist and five-time World Champion Mat Belcher (QLD) and dual World Champion crew Will Ryan (QLD) have been announced as Nominees for the Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards 2014. ...
Les Voiles de Saint Tropez - Classics enchant the bay
By Les Voiles de St Tropez, ,
12:31 AM Thu 2 Oct 2014 GMT
Today the big circus of Les Voiles de Saint Tropez played host to the stars with names that reflected the golden age of yachting, often dating back to before the two World Wars, such as Marigold, Phoebus, Silhouette, Partridge and Véronique… 130 Classic boats, lively creations echoing 140 years of creative naval genius, cut quite a dash as the white foam. ...
Sylt PWA Super Grand Slam - Reno SUP Challenge begins
By Chris Yates, ,
8:11 PM Wed 1 Oct 2014 GMT
With light winds continuing to dominate on day six of the Davidoff Cool Water Sylt PWA Super Grand Slam, the decision was made to begin the Reno SUP Challenge during the afternoon, which saw twelve teams battling it out in heats of two for a place in tomorrow’s final, to keep the crowds entertained. ...
America's Cup: Three NZ sailors celebrated in Top 20 sports earners
By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, ,
6:48 PM Wed 1 Oct 2014 GMT
Three America's Cup sailors have been named in the top 20 sports earners, in a list published in the New Zealand Herald this week.
Topping the list is Sir Russell Coutts with a claimed earnings of $13million. He is just a $1million ahead of an English Premier League player, Winston Reid, and motor racing ace, Scott Dixon. All Black captain, Ritchie McCaw is ranked #5. ...
Les Voiles de Saint Tropez - Day 3 images by Carlo Borlenghi
By Carlo Borlenghi Images, ,
6:16 PM Wed 1 Oct 2014 GMT
Photographer Carlo Borlenghi was on deck for day three of Les Voiles de Saint Tropez to capture these stunning images of the action. ...
Melges 32 World Championship - Prepare for off-the-charts action
By International Melges 32 Class Association, ,
4:54 PM Wed 1 Oct 2014 GMT
Entering its sixth World Championship season, the International Melges 32 Class Association has raced at arguably every world-class venue on the globe, has seen the most respected pro and amateur sailors on its courses and most importantly, learned valuable lessons of what owners and sailors want so that the Melges 32 continues to be strongest one design grand prix sportboat on the planet. ...
IFDS Rankings for Paralympic Classes - 1 October 2014
By ISAF, ,
4:14 PM Wed 1 Oct 2014 GMT
The IFDS Rankings for Paralympic Classes have been released. It's a British 1-2 at the top of the 2.4mR Rankings with Megan Pascoe at world number one and Helena Lucas at world number two. 2014 World Champion Heiko Kroger (GER) sits at world number seven but counts less regattas than those above him. ...
Nominees for the ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards revealed
By ISAF, ,
2:56 PM Wed 1 Oct 2014 GMT
The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) and Rolex are happy to reveal the Nominees for the ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards 2014. ISAF received nominations for the 2014 Awards from across the world for sailors representing all aspects of the sport. ...
Raceboard World Championships - Nail-biting finish in Blanes
By International Windsurfing Association, ,
2:41 PM Wed 1 Oct 2014 GMT
Drama and excitement prevailed over the final two days of the Raceboard World Championships in Blanes. Ivan Pastor (ESP-7), dominating the final series of races by taking the bullet each time ahead of defending champion, Maksymillian Wojcik (POL-7), was forced to retire from the third race of the penultimate day with a broken boom. ...
35th Rolex Middle Sea Race likely to rewrite the record books
By KPMS, ,
1:57 PM Wed 1 Oct 2014 GMT
The 35th edition of the Rolex Middle Sea Race is fast approaching and appears likely to rewrite the record books. Entries are shortly due to close and the Royal Malta Yacht Club is already bracing itself for the biggest fleet to grace its island home since the Great Siege of 1565. The Ottoman Armada of 450 years ago was recorded to be 193 in strength. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami: Notice of Race released for 2015 edition
By ISAF, ,
1:44 PM Wed 1 Oct 2014 GMT
The Notice of Race for ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, scheduled for 25-31 January 2015, has been released. On-line entry will open on 10 November 2014. The deadline for priority entries with regards to quotas is 5 December 2014. Entries must be received no later than 5 January 2015 to qualify for early entry. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - TV and online broadcasters gear up
By Volvo Ocean Race, ,
1:11 PM Wed 1 Oct 2014 GMT
A stellar list of just under 100 broadcasters has been lined up to showcase the world’s toughest ocean challenge, the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, to a new global audience of fans. The 12th edition has offered channels a line-up of a new 39-part weekly half-hour show plus special short bespoke features. ...
Images from St Tropez: Day 2 at Les Voiles de Saint Tropez
By Eugenia Bakunova www.mainsail.ru, ,
12:41 PM Wed 1 Oct 2014 GMT
Photographer Eugenia Bakunova of leading Russian website www.mainsail.ru was on the water at Les Voiles de Saint Tropez on the French Riveria , and provided this gallery of images of the classics and other yachts racing on Day 2 ...
New Ragamuffin 100 emerges from the hull build in Nowra *Feature
By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, ,
12:05 PM Wed 1 Oct 2014 GMT
Ragamuffin 100, which started out as a modified Elliott design, Maximus, is another supermaxi undergoing a major rebuild or retrofit.
Across the Tasman, the new Ragamuffin 100 will be virtually a new boat with a a new hull design by Andy Dovell / Syd Fischer / David Witt. The hull mould and shell was built by Innovation Composites at the Nowra facility. ...
Southern Spars ships the world's tallest masts
By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, ,
10:23 AM Wed 1 Oct 2014 GMT
Leading world sparmaker, Southern Spars, has shipped two spars for a new 85 metre ketch.
The superyacht will carry two 93metre masts which will be the world’s tallest rigs on one gigantic yacht. ...