| News for the Last 30 Days - World & Australia
Adventures of a Sailor Girl: News and interviews from Nov 23 show
By Sail-World, ,
10:30 AM Wed 26 Nov 2014 GMT
If you missed this week's edition of Adventures of a Sailor Girl, then hear the replay below. Adventures of a Sailor Girl #31 - Pathways and passion! ...
City of Canberra Regatta - Australia’s sailors converge on Lake Burley
By Matt Owen, Canberra ,
10:17 AM Wed 26 Nov 2014 GMT
2014 City of Canberra Regatta - Australia’s best sport boats and trailable sailors will converge on Lake Burley Griffin over the first week in December for the annual City of Canberra Regatta. Most years there has been excellent winds and great racing for the mixed fleet of boats traveling from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. ...
PredictWind launches new Offshore Application for Mac and PC
By Mike Scullin, ,
8:20 AM Wed 26 Nov 2014 GMT
The new application from PredictWind for Mac and PC is revolutionary for accessing weather data when offshore. Accessing GRIB files, Weather Routing, GMDSS forecasts and Satellite Imagery is now a simple task with the unique and user friendly interface. ...
America's Cup: Sweden to host World Series regatta in 2015
By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, ,
7:15 AM Wed 26 Nov 2014 GMT
Artemis Racing and the City of Gothenburg are set to host an America’s Cup World Series event during the last weekend of August (28th - 30th) 2015. Racing will take place either on the Gota River close to the city centre, or at Långedrag, and the race village will be located in Frihamnen. ...
2014 Sail Sydney - Entries close in on 300
By Lisa Ratcliff, ,
4:04 AM Wed 26 Nov 2014 GMT
2014 Sail Sydney - Entries for next week’s Sail Sydney are closing in on the 300 mark and the decision to waive the late entry fee and final surge in registrations is pushing organisers of the annual sailing regatta hard to process the resulting paperwork. ...
2014 Extreme Sailing Series - Tom Slingsby, skipper of Oman Air
By Oman Sail, ,
3:33 AM Wed 26 Nov 2014 GMT
2014 Extreme Sailing Series - Act 8 - Tom Slingsby, Australian Olympic Laser Gold medalist, and member of Oracle Team USA, has signed up as skipper of Oman Air, one of two Oman Sail Extreme Sailing teams, for the final act of the Extreme Sailing Series in Sydney, Australia (11-14 December). ...
Laafin from Phillip to Port Phillip for maiden Festival of Sails
By Lisa Ratcliff, ,
3:11 AM Wed 26 Nov 2014 GMT
2015 Festival of Sails - After November 30, entrants for next January’s Festival of Sails will be no longer be able to take advantage of the $50 early entry discount, and will sadly miss the chance to win a holiday for two to tropical Fiji after this Sunday’s early bird cut-off. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Big spread in fleet as Abu Dhabi leads *Feature
By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, ,
7:50 PM Tue 25 Nov 2014 GMT
Abu Dhabi (Ian Walker) continues to lead the Volvo Ocean Race. She is the most westerly of the fleet as they approach the coast of Madagascar.
In a video, Abu Dhabi skipper Ian Walker explains the weather hazards of the second leg of the Volvo Ocean Race. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final declared open by ISAF President + Videos
By ISAF, ,
11:20 AM Tue 25 Nov 2014 GMT
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final 2014: With a packed crowd of local dignitaries, VIPS and competitors, the ISAF President welcomed the world’s finest Olympic sailors and kiteboarders who will be battling it out on Abu Dhabi's waters. 'It’s a great honour for me to be here today because we have a very important regatta which will be the future of our sport,' explained Croce. ...
America's Cup World Series: Portsmouth to host in 2015 and 2016
By Sail-World, ,
11:08 AM Tue 25 Nov 2014 GMT
Sir Keith Mills GBE announced that America’s Cup Racing is to return to British waters when the America’s Cup World Series (ACWS) takes place in Portsmouth 23-26 July 2015 and 21–24 July 2016. The second European location is expected to be Cagliari in Italy, where Luna Rossa Challenge have their base. ...
Clipper Race - Hyde Sails prepares to power world’s longest ocean race
By Julia Wall-Clarke, ,
10:40 AM Tue 25 Nov 2014 GMT
Chairman and founder of the Clipper Race, Sir Robin Knox Johnston said: 'The Clipper Race is very pleased to welcome Hyde Sails back on board as Official Sails Supplier for our fourth consecutive race partnership. Hyde Sails evolved with us when we introduced the new Clipper 70 fleet in the last race and we were very pleased with how well the new sail wardrobes stood up to almost a year' ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Welcome to Brian's Gime *Feature
By Brian Carlin, Team Vestas Wind, At sea ,
9:59 AM Tue 25 Nov 2014 GMT
The irrepressible Brian Carlin, the On Board Reporter for Team Vestas Wind is on fitness program on board, under the watchful eye of race veteran Tony Rae. Today as my personal trainer, friend and fellow shipmate we accomplished a goal, 70 press-ups. I’m sure to some it maybe easy but I ask anyone of you right now sitting at your desk, hit the floor and give me 70 on the spot. ...
VX One Pittwater to Sydney Challenge - The VX Ones are going offshore
By Andrew York, Sydney, New South Wales ,
9:12 AM Tue 25 Nov 2014 GMT
Next Saturday will not be any ordinary Saturday of racing around a windward-leeward course on the harbour for the Sydney VX One fleet. Steve Barlow has generously donated his time and the use of his Riviera 44 to make a special event possible. ...
Thieves wreck Marine Rescue volunteers’ fundraising drive
By Ken McManus, ,
8:18 AM Tue 25 Nov 2014 GMT
Marine Rescue Middle Harbour Unit Commander Peter Nott said thieves had stolen the motor from a 3.9m aluminium runabout that is the centrepiece of the unit’s annual raffle, damaging the boat in the process. The raffle prize is a Quintrex 390 Explorer runabout fitted with a 9.9hp Mercury 4-stroke outboard on a registered Quintrex trailer, worth almost $9,000. ...
Volvo Ocean Racing: Abu Dhabi Leg 2 Review and what will win the Race *Feature
By Matt Knighton, OBR, Abu Dhabi OR, ,
7:50 AM Tue 25 Nov 2014 GMT
Two of the crew from Overall race leader, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing look at leg 2 and the race overall.
Here are the latest blogs (unedited) from On Board Reporter Matt Knighton, along with an onboard video with Simon Fisher (navigator) musing on what is required to win the race, and skipper Ian Walker on how Leg 2 has panned out for them so far. ...
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014 - A new deal for corinthians
By Bruce Montgomery – Rolex Sydney Hobart media, ,
7:10 AM Tue 25 Nov 2014 GMT
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014: Since 1945 starters in the Sydney-Hobart have raced the equivalent of two circumnavigations of the world, almost 45,000 nautical miles. They have been drawn from the seven seas; they come from all corners of the world; they board boats that range from 100-feet supermaxis to boats littler larger than the Owl and the Pussycat’s. ...
2016 Hansa Class Combined World and Int'l Champs held in Netherlands
By David Staley, ,
5:12 AM Tue 25 Nov 2014 GMT
2016 Hansa Class Combined World and International Championships - The International Hansa Class Association has announced that the 2016 Hansa Class Combined World and International Championships will be held in the Netherlands. ...
Australian Farr 40 renaissance
By Lisa Ratcliff, ,
4:17 AM Tue 25 Nov 2014 GMT
There’s a distinctive swagger amid the Australian Farr 40 class. Four top ten finishes at the recent international title, a new batch of super keen owners for the 2014-15 season and preparations underway to host the Rolex Farr 40 World Championship in 2016 have injected vim and vigour into the enduring one design fleet. ...
Results in from ‘Operation Go Easy on the Alcohol’
By Transport Roads and Maritime Services, ,
3:55 AM Tue 25 Nov 2014 GMT
More than 1211 vessel safety checks and 127 random breath tests were carried out during Operation Go Easy on the Alcohol with one person charged with operating a vessel with a low range prescribed concentration of alcohol (PCA) and 30 fines for lifejacket breaches. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Belcher and Ryan gunning for gold
By Cora Zillich, ,
3:05 AM Tue 25 Nov 2014 GMT
World Champion crew of Mat Belcher and Will Ryan as well as World Championship Silver medallist Tom Burton, the current ISAF World Rankings number one crews in the Men’s 470 and Laser classes, are aiming for gold at the inaugural ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates this week from 27-30 November 2014. ...
Miles wins 2014 Pusser's Rum Melges 24 NSW State Championships
By Tracey Walters, Pittwater ,
2:17 AM Tue 25 Nov 2014 GMT
Lake Macquarie turned on spectacular summer weather for the 2014 Pusser’s Rum Melges 24 New South Wales State Championships. Lake Macquarie Yacht Club hosted the three day event (21-23 Nov), the largest Melges 24 fleet competing at a State Titles to date. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel release app for iPhone and Android
By Team Brunel, ,
2:09 AM Tue 25 Nov 2014 GMT
As of today, Team Brunel has its own app, so that fans of Bouwe Bekking and his men can now also follow their favourite Volvo Ocean Race team on their smartphone. The app has been developed for both iOS and Android systems, and can be downloaded directly from the App Store and Google Play. ...
Noosa Buoyed Up Indigenous Program - another outstanding success
By Paul Blundell, Noosa Yacht & Rowing Club ,
1:57 AM Tue 25 Nov 2014 GMT
Noosa Yacht and Rowing Club recently invited Cherbourg State School to send 20 of their Primary School kids to attend the Five Day Buoyed Up camp at Noosa. ...
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, an inspirational legend
By Clipper Round the World, ,
10:53 PM Mon 24 Nov 2014 GMT
More than forty five years since his historical circumnavigation, legendary Clipper Race founder Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, 75, continues to prove inspirational to adventurers around the globe. Sir Robin, the oldest entrant in the 3,542 mile Route du Rhum, finished third in his Rhum class into La Pointe À Pitre, Guadeloupe. ...
Monsoon Cup Terengganu – Victory for Maximilian Soh
By Monsoon Cup Terengganu, ,
10:41 PM Mon 24 Nov 2014 GMT
Maximilian Soh (SIN) the Team Red Dot skipper came from behind in the latter half of the Monsoon Cup Terengganu, first by beating favourites Sam Gilmour (AUS), and then pushing another Australian Matthew Jerwood to five races before triumphing in the semi-final. ...
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