| News for the Last 30 Days - World & Australia
Glide Free Foils - the dinghy foiling break thru is on the market *Feature
By David Schmidt, ,
6:32 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
In 2006, the sailing world was stunned with the speed and performance of the foiling Moth, and the genie forever escaped the bottle. Flash-forward just a few short years, and the Moth Worlds were being were contested on foils; jump-forward a bit further still, and the 34th America’s Cup was won using foils. ...
Largest Olympic Class Regatta ever to take place in Rio
By ISAF, ,
5:43 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
Over 320 sailors from 34 nations will compete at the first test event of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games from 2-9 August from the Marina da Gloria. The Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta 2014 is set to be the largest Olympic classes sailing competition ever held in Brazil and many of the world's top competitors are ready for the test. ...
RS100 European Championships day 2
By RS100 Sailing, ,
2:59 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
The signal to launch came at midday and the RS100 European Championships fleet set out towards the Eastern Course with a steady force four Northerly ‘Pela’ wind. The first race of the day got underway with Michel Rotach (Swiss) leading at the windward mark closely followed by Andre Blasse and Al Hall. ...
The great Sunshine Coast Ocean Regatta relaunches next week
By Caitlin Harvey, Sunshine Coast ,
2:07 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
The Sunshine Coast Yacht Club will be reviving the much-loved Sunshine Coast Ocean Regatta next week (4 – 8 August) in the sparkling coastal waters between Noosa and Caloundra. Registrations are still open for sailors who have decided not to go further North to the Hamilton Island Race Week this year. ...
Guinness World Record criteria finalised for the Largest Sailing Race
By Irene Corosu, Weymouth ,
2:01 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
The Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation is pleased to announce the finalised Guinness World Record criteria which sailing clubs have to comply with to count towards the world record attempt, and for participants to be ratified as world record holders. ...
Rio 2016 Paralympics - Tasmanian sailors on the Road to Rio
By Peter Campbell, ,
12:48 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
Paralympic sailor Matt Bugg heads for Canada this week in a bid to again qualify Australia as a nation a place at the Rio 2016 Paralympics. Bugg, who will be sailing in the International 2.4mR class in which he finished seventh overall at the London 2012 Paralympics, is one of five Tasmanians seeking a berth at the Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games. ...
Alpari World Match Racing Tour moves on to Poland + Video
By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, ,
10:49 AM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
One of the most exciting developments in the Alpari World Match Racing Tour for 2014 is the addition of Sopot Match Race into its roster of events. This year will be the 11th edition of Sopot Match Race, taking place on the Baltic in the Polish holiday resort close to Gdansk. ...
2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup final qualification system published
By ISAF, ,
9:51 AM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
Fleets of twenty boats in the Olympic events and Open Kiteboarding will race in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates in and around Lulu Island off the UAE capital's stunning Corniche from 27-30 November 2014. The first qualification places will be awarded at the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships which takes place in the Spanish city from 8-21 September. ...
Sydney International Boat Show - Changed conditions on Sydney Harbour
By Roads and Maritime Services, ,
7:55 AM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
Roads and Maritime Services Maritime Director Angus Mitchell said with extra ferry and commercial vessel movements around Darling Harbour and Glebe Island and boats being moved into the display area at Cockle Bay, there would be an increase in boating traffic. ...
Red Bull 49erFX: Easing into the Olympic scene at Rio
By Molly Meech and Alex Maloney, ,
7:45 AM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
Red Bull 49erFX team of Molly Meech and Alex Maloney report on how things are shaping up at the 2016 Olympic venue. Week one in Rio was a whirlwind. We have only a quick impression of the city, and it seems that Rio is so many things at once. Bustling. Intimidating. Enticing. Exciting. ...
2014 420 World Championships - Singapore wins Day 2 race
By 420 Sailing, ,
3:09 AM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 420 World Championships - Top performance of the day goes to Singapore’s Kimberly Lim/Savannah Siew who knocked out back to back race wins from the two races, in a fleet containing some of their closest rivals and leap to the front of the 420 Ladies leaderboard. No wonder the pair were honoured as Singapore’s National Sports Team of the Year just a few months back. ...
2014 Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race - Final four finish
By Jennifer Crooks, ,
2:31 AM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race - The 384 nautical mile Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race came to an end at 03:02:44:06 yesterday afternoon when the 11.2 metre long Mortgage Choice Rumba, crossed the Main Beach, Southport finish line to rousing applause from other finishers enjoying a relaxed afternoon at Southport Yacht Club. ...
Etchells Invitational Cup - Girls on top in Cowes
By Rupert Holmes, ,
9:27 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
Day two of the inaugural Etchells Invitational Cup in Cowes delivered four tight races in sparkling conditions, with a 10-knot north westerly breeze. The racing saw plenty of adrenaline fuelled boat-on-boat action, with the four on-water umpires handing out numerous penalties. ...
Mildura boaters reminded Murray River will be low until mid August
By Roads and Maritime Services, ,
9:23 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
Roads and Maritme Services is reminding the Mildura boating community to avoid boating near Lock 11 of the Murray River with the draw down of the waterway now well under way. ...
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Antoine Albeau victorious on day 5
By Chris Yates, ,
6:38 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
Today saw the conclusion of the slalom at the Fuerteventura PWA Grand Slam after five amazing days of racing. After a further one and a half eliminations were completed, Antoine Albeau (RRD / NeilPryde) was crowned the King of Fuerteventura after claiming his third victory of the week in the final race of the week. ...
WPA Championships - Kids race divisions offered
By World Paddle Association, ,
5:45 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
The World Paddle Association has announced kids race divisions, which will officially launch at the 2014 WPA Championships. The kids divisions will also be included in the regional and national points series beginning in 2015. ...
America's Cup: Group agrees to co-operate in London Meeting
By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, ,
5:28 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
The invited group of European Challengers along with the Defender have agreed to co-operate on some matters associated with the America's Cup. The European Challengers have made a U-Turn in just over two weeks on the issue of a venue for the 35th America's Cup ...
RS100 European Championships underway on Lake Garda
By RS100 Sailing, ,
1:49 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
RS100 European Championships - Lake Garda was formed by a glacier that flowed down from the Dolomites, cutting through and gouging out the valley. Eventually the ice glacier melted, resulting in the stunning freshwater lake it is today. It was created in the Ice Ages 1.5 million years ago...just before our UK and Australian class chairmen were born…! ...
America's Cup: Two AC72 skippers discuss Foiling Moths and the Cup
By Beau Outteridge, ,
1:15 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
On the final day of the Moth Worlds, Beau Outteridge caught up with two America's Cup helmsmen: Chris Draper (Luna Rossa Challenge) and Nathan Outteridge (Artemis Racing).
Check out this video where they discuss the relevance of the Moth Class to the America's Cup. ...
Help clean up the sailing water at Rio - Image Gallery
By Juerg Kaufmann, ,
11:49 AM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
Top international sailing photographer, Juerg Kaufmann (SUI) is in Rio for the first of two Olympic Test events. Like many others in the sailing community he is most unhappy about the quality of the water at the Olympic venue.
Sailing has always prided itself on being an environmentally proud sport. ...
America's Cup: Alameda makes overtures on Venue hosting for San Fran *Feature
By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, ,
10:00 AM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
The City of Alameda has made a late play for the Venue hosting for the 35th America's Cup, with the release of a letter from the Mayor, Marie Gilmore.
The letter appears to be an initiative from the City's America's Cup Committee, formed in the run-up to the 34th America's Cup to maximise benefits of that event for the City and Alameda district. ...
U13 O'pen Bic World Championship - Jack Challands wins
By Simon Dubbin, Melbourne ,
9:26 AM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 BIC World O'pen Cup - Junior sailor Jack Challands from Sandringham/Parkdale YC in Victoria took out the U13 O'pen Bic World Titles in Travemunde ,Germany. Jack sailed the last race of the series knowing a good result would ensure it was his. ...
Gold Coast Broadwater no closer to welcoming supermaxis *Feature
By Jeni Bone, ,
3:44 AM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
The arrival of some of the world’s fastest and largest yachts at the end of this year’s Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race was another disappointment for those hoping to see the super maxis grace the Broadwater. ...
Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Race Week 2014 - Relishing a challenge
By Phuket Race Week, ,
3:08 AM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Sailors are known to relish a challenge, whether it be a round-the-world passage or a crossing in high seas, or in the case of Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek this year, getting in a series of racing with just three days of breeze. The Race Management did it. The sailors did it. And another great Raceweek was brought to a close. ...
2014 Magnetic Island Race Week Cruising North - One for Poppy? *Feature
By John Curnow, ,
2:56 AM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
Ordinarily, you’d think this was a tribute to dear ol’ Grandpa or a call to arms when preparing for racing. In a way, this is a bit of both. We’re paying homage to all those owners and crew who make the great migration, just like the whales, as well as a motivational speech for all the crews sailing to Far North Queensland. ...
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