| News for the Last 30 Days - World & Australia
Rio Olympics 2016 - Water quality improving says Rio authorities
By Jeni Bone, ,
12:05 AM Sun 16 Mar 2014 GMT
The jewel in the crown of Rio de Janeiro would be Guanabara Bay, venue for rowing and sailing events at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. What a tragedy then that city officials admit that of the 1.3 billion litres (yes, that is correct) of sewerage, effluent, oil and run off that the city creates each day only 40% is treated. The rest goes to the waterways. ...
Sail Paradise 2014 - Extreme day 2 on the water
By Southport Yacht Club, ,
3:09 PM Sat 15 Mar 2014 GMT
Day two of Southport Yacht Club's Sail Paradise Regatta was well underway with a fleet of 55 vessels, including lasers, off the beach catamarans and the international 505 class joining the keel boats and Multihulls for their first day of racing. ...
Perth’s Swan River provides for awesome Etchells.
By John Curnow, ,
2:54 PM Sat 15 Mar 2014 GMT
Five races in a day in the kinds of conditions you see in the brochures, but more than often do not get to race in. Yes please! Sure it was hard work, and not just for the crews. Think about all the volunteers! However, you do get a handy break in the middle of the day when you have to vacate the premises to allow all the club racing to take over the back yard, more appropriately named, Melville W ...
One with the lot at the Club Marine Series.
By John Curnow, ,
12:33 PM Sat 15 Mar 2014 GMT
There was a time when burgers came from small shops at your local shopping strip, and one with the lot really was a hefty piece of work. There was a kind of classic Melbourne day to be had by those partaking in Round Six of the annual Club Marine Series on Port Phillip. It had everything from beaming and strong sunshine, gusty Northerly winds, to far too ominous clouds running across the Bay ...
Hobart Combined Club Harbour Race - Don Calvert ended up in hospital
By Peter Campbell, ,
10:48 AM Sat 15 Mar 2014 GMT
Senior Hobart yachtsman Don Calvert ended up in hospital with a dislocated shoulder after his champion yacht Intrigue broke her mast when a 30 knot gust from the north hit the fleet in today’s Combined Club’s Harbour Series on the Derwent. ...
52 Super Series - Quantum Racing win home series now head to Europe
By 52 Super Series, ,
10:20 AM Sat 15 Mar 2014 GMT
2014 52 Super Series - Winning both Quantum Key West in January and the US 52 Championship which finished last weekend in Miami, Quantum Racing now head back to Europe for May’s start to the Barclay’s 52 Super Series as overall US 52 Super Series champions. ...
2014 Ocean Pointscore Series - About Time wins
By Jennifer Crooks, ,
9:08 AM Sat 15 Mar 2014 GMT
Julian Farren-Price with his 14 year old Cookson 12, About Time, has won a fourth consecutive Ocean Pointscore Series (OPS) on countback from David Forbes’ Kaiko 52 Merlin, after About Time finished third overall in the Lion Island Race, hosted by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia today. ...
2014 Sail Paradise - A close day of racing for day one
By Southport Yacht Club, ,
2:29 AM Sat 15 Mar 2014 GMT
2014 Sail Paradise - After being the favourite to win at Southport Yacht Club's Sail Paradise Regatta, Peter Harburgs' latest yacht named Black Jack, the Volvo 70 class racer contested in a day of close racing against the former Black Jack, a Reichel/Pugh 66 design which has been purchased by Philip Turner and renamed Alive. ...
America's Cup: Images from Oracle Team USA training on Sydney Harbour
By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, ,
2:28 AM Sat 15 Mar 2014 GMT
Beau Outteridge provided these images from on and off board Oracle Team USA's AC45 as they train with the Challenger of Record, Team Australia on Sydney Harbour. ...
Clipper Round the World Race – Another win confirmed for Great Britain
By Julia Wall-Clarke, ,
5:27 PM Fri 14 Mar 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, Great Britain has been confirmed in first place of Race 9.1 to China’s ‘Sailing City’ of Qingdao, its third win in the 2013-14 edition. ...
ISAF Personal Safety Course Providers train in Great Britain
By Daniel Smith, ,
5:07 PM Fri 14 Mar 2014 GMT
Back in 2003, the International Sailing Federation introduced a standard basic syllabus for the training of safety courses in order to establish an internationally recognized qualification. The training requirements form part of the ISAF Offshore Special regulations and courses have been established and run, conforming to ISAF standards, within 20 Member National Authorities. ...
Busan confirmed as bidder for 2018 ISAF Sailing World Championships
By Sail-World.com, ,
4:56 PM Fri 14 Mar 2014 GMT
Inside the Games reports that the South Korean city of Busan has made a late entry into the race to host the 2018 International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Sailing World Championships. ...
Delta Lloyd Regatta - Details on the upcoming action
By Delta Lloyd Regatta, ,
3:49 PM Fri 14 Mar 2014 GMT
There are just ten weeks left until the 30th Delta Lloyd Regatta (May 20-24). We want to inform you about the format being sailed, the committees responsible for race management, the internationally formed jury, our PRO and the 2014 facilities you may expect. ...
Melges 32 Australian Championships - Spectacular action on the harbour
By Heath Walters, Sydney ,
3:46 PM Fri 14 Mar 2014 GMT
he Melges 32 fleet started their 2014 Australian Championships today on Spectacular Sydney Harbour. The fleet were fired up for some tough close racing, ready to settle a few scores off the back of last weekend’s Sydney Harbour Regatta. ...
America's Cup: Kiwi World Champion signs with Italians
By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, ,
11:44 AM Fri 14 Mar 2014 GMT
New Zealand's Adam Minoprio, the 2010 World Match Racing Champion, has signed with the Italian Luna Rossa team for the 2017 America's Cup. The former New Zealand Sailor of the Year, competed in the 2010/11 Volvo Ocean Race, as part of the crew of Camper, managed by Emirates Team New Zealand, but did not transfer over to the team's America's Cup program after the conclusion of that race. ...
America's Cup: Rome Kirby: 'What we did was pretty cool'
By America's Cup Media, ,
11:24 AM Fri 14 Mar 2014 GMT
It took about three months. That’s how long Rome Kirby, a trimmer with Oracle Team USA, says it took him to realize what his team had achieved with its comeback win over Emirates Team New Zealand in September. ...
RS Feva – A number of events on the horizon
By Golly Tucker, ,
10:24 AM Fri 14 Mar 2014 GMT
The RS Feva European Championships are set to take place 29th - 31st May. Entries for this three day event are now open. Bruinisse, Netherlands, the terrific venue of the 2011 World Championships is where we are headed to for this great event. ...
Alex Thomson reflects on the Hugo Boss mast walk - Never Again!
By Kate Laven, The Daily Telegraph (UK), ,
9:13 AM Fri 14 Mar 2014 GMT
The Daily Telegraph's yachting correspondent, Kate Laven, talks with Alex Thomson after his his mast-walking exploit and video, which is getting close to the million views mark.Despite having a fear of heights, he walked the length of his 100 foot mast as his boat Hugo Boss was heeled at a 45 degree angle somewhere off the coast of Cadiz in Spain and dived fully suited, into the water. ...
Maritime Alert - Dangerous surf conditions for North Coast boaters
By Transport Roads and Maritme Services, ,
8:31 AM Fri 14 Mar 2014 GMT
The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a warning about dangerous surf conditions from north of Port Stephens late tomorrow and extending throughout the north coast on Sunday. Skippers and owners of small craft should be on high alert and check the conditions before considering crossing a coastal bar or heading offshore. ...
25th Airlie Beach Race Week 2014 - Entries are now open
By Heidi Walton, ,
2:58 AM Fri 14 Mar 2014 GMT
2014 Airlie Beach Race Week - Entries are now open for the 25th anniversary of Airlie Beach Race Week with many competitors eager to register in this year’s celebratory event. ...
Arenal Training Camps Trophy - All set in Palma de Mallorca
By Neus Jordi, ,
8:58 PM Thu 13 Mar 2014 GMT
Nearly 450 sailors participate from tomorrow morning until Sunday at the Arenal Training Camps Trophy, an Olympic classes regatta which is a training for the Trofeo Princesa Sofía, the next to last stage of the ISAF Sailing World Cup. ...
Extreme Sailing Series - Act 2 action on the horizon + Video
By Extreme Sailing Series, ,
3:57 PM Thu 13 Mar 2014 GMT
With only one week to go on the EDOX countdown clock before the Extreme Sailing Series action continues on the Extreme 40 stadium racecourse, the 11 international teams and their crews of elite level sailors, are preparing to return to the Sultanate of Oman for a fourth consecutive year. ...
Head West for hot Etchells.
By John Curnow, ,
3:49 PM Thu 13 Mar 2014 GMT
23 Crews are in Western Australia ready for that State’s 2014 Championship. To be sailed on the picturesque Swan River over March 15 and 16, the best news is that once more, competition will be feature. Like all Etchells regattas, that will be evident no matter whether your fighting for first spot or aiming to ensure someone else is going to be in 13th place, meaning you finish in the top half. ...
America's Cup: Loick Peyron re-signs with Sweden's Artemis Racing
By Irene Corosu, Alameda, USA ,
11:19 AM Thu 13 Mar 2014 GMT
Artemis Racing announced today that French sailing legend Loïck Peyron has committed his future to the Swedish team as a member of the design group and helmsman. Following his role as technical coach and helmsman during the 34th America’s Cup, Loïck brings his renowned versatility and unparalleled experience to Artemis Racing. Includes video ...
Marine Rescue NSW - Commissioning of rapid-response rescue vessel
By Ken McManus, ,
8:36 AM Thu 13 Mar 2014 GMT
Marine Rescue NSW - The vessel and its air-berth represent a further investment of $47,000 by Marine Rescue NSW in boating safety in the Illawarra region. This follows the major refurbishment of the unit’s large 12.5m Steber offshore rescue vessel, Jervis Bay 40 ‘Colin Woods’, in 2012, at a cost of $414,500. ...
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