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IFDS Rankings for Paralympic Classes
By ISAF, ,
6:18 PM Wed 18 Dec 2013 GMT
IFDS has published the IFDS Rankings for Paralympic Classes following the completion of the ranking events.
Rankings in the One-Person Keelboat, 2.4mR; Two-Person Keelboat, SKUD18; Three-Person Keelboat and Sonar have been revealed. ...
Professional Kiteracers reveal trio of events for 2014
By PKRA, ,
3:53 PM Wed 18 Dec 2013 GMT
With the 2013 Professional Kiteracing season completed and another outstanding season to look back on, athletes and fans alike are already looking forward to the 2014 tour season with all the usual suspense and excitement to come. The PKRA is now happy to announce a few important updates regarding the 2014 tour schedule, rule changes, and other pertinent rider information. ...
Windsurfer Camille Juban awarded Guinness World Record
By Chris Yates, ,
2:40 PM Wed 18 Dec 2013 GMT
In August of 2013, Camille Juban (Quatro / MauiSails / MFC) travelled to Peru in the hope of finding perfect, long peeling lines of glassy waves and that’s exactly what he found at the iconic spot of Chicama. ...
Inaugural Bethwaite Memorial Trophy
By Nicole Douglass, Sydney ,
2:31 PM Wed 18 Dec 2013 GMT
On the morning of Sunday 15 December 2013, 23 Tasars gathered to compete in the inaugural Bethwaite Memorial Trophy race at Northbridge Sailing Club. The race was an opportunity to remember the designer of the class, Frank Bethwaite (1920-2012). ...
Bryden’s win Upper Harbour Championship
By Megan Bridge, Sydney ,
1:34 PM Wed 18 Dec 2013 GMT
The Bryden’s 16ft Skiff team are this week celebrating their Upper Harbour Championship win. Bryden’s crew James Ward (replacing Lee Knapton), Ricky Bridge and Peter Mackie sailed to victory at the Upper Harbour Championship hosted by Drummoyne 16ft Skiff Sailing Club last weekend. ...
Launceston to Hobart Yacht Race - Pukana suffers mast damage
By Peter Campbell, ,
12:04 PM Wed 18 Dec 2013 GMT
The smallest and oldest yacht in the Launceston to Hobart Yacht Race, Pukana, has suffered mast damage in heavy seas in Bass Strait on its delivery voyage from Hobart to Beauty Point and may miss the race. ...
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Downwind drag race for Wild Oats XI
By Rob Mundle, ,
11:57 AM Wed 18 Dec 2013 GMT
The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race gets underway in eight days time on Boxing Day, and while yachting meteorologist Roger Badham’s crystal ball is still a little fuzzy, the crew of Bob Oatley’s champion yacht, the 30-metre supermaxi, Wild Oats XI, are liking what he’s telling them. ...
Round the World champion, Conny van Rietschoten dies at 87 *Feature
8:42 AM Wed 18 Dec 2013 GMT
Renowned Whitbread Round the World sailor Conny van Rietschoten died on Tuesday in Portugal. He was 87 years old.
Long regarded as one of the hard men of world sailing, and Round the World racing in particular, van Rietschoten won the 1978 and 1982 renditions of the then four stop race. ...
America's Cup: One of the greatest comebacks - book now released
5:27 AM Wed 18 Dec 2013 GMT
Millions of sailing enthusiasts and casual fans alike watched the 2013 America’s Cup in awe as Oracle Team USA, trailing one point to New Zealand’s eight and on the brink of losing the trophy to the Challenger, came back to win eight straight match-point races to successfully defend the America’s Cup. ...
Your chance to back an exciting America's Cup project for $5 or more
By Richard Gladwell,
1:16 AM Wed 18 Dec 2013 GMT
America's Cup commentator Jack Griffin has initiated a project using the Kickstarter funding model to produce an e-book on the 34th America's Cup. We are constantly receiving request from people for DVD and the like from the 34th America's Cup - now is your chance to make it happen.
There are three days to go to reach the initial finding target - to read how you can help be part of this projec ...
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - The Dark Horse is coming
By Jim Gale, RSHYR Media,
10:03 PM Tue 17 Dec 2013 GMT
'I am definitely putting my batting average on the line,' jokes Hong Kong businessman Karl Kwok when talking about the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - true enough, too. ...
Rolex Sydney Hobart - Jazz Player and The Think Pink Foundation
By Peter Davey, Melbourne ,
9:53 PM Tue 17 Dec 2013 GMT
>Pink is not a colour you’d normally associate with Australia’s premier blue water event, the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, but the crew of Melbourne yacht Jazz Player are determined to change that this year. The yacht, a strongly campaigned Bakewell-White 39, has joined with The Think Pink Foundation to raise awareness for their unique patient support facility called the Living Centre ...
TP52 Southern Cross Cup; Round 4 Final Day VIDEO *Feature
By Dale Lorimer, Sydney ,
9:26 PM Tue 17 Dec 2013 GMT
Team Beau Geste won the inaugural Southern Cross Cup with the final round being held on Pittwater. After Shogun V was dismasted on Day 2 off Barrenjoey in heavy seas, the lighter conditions provided welcome relief. Dale Lorimer captured the action. ...
Team Gilmour bounces back
By Team Gilmour, ,
4:40 PM Tue 17 Dec 2013 GMT
After our terrible result at our final event of the year, the entire team has been busy sailing separately and have bounced back posting some terrific results coming from Thailand and Melbourne as well as practicing for the Sydney to Coffs Harbour race. ...
Croatia Beneteau First 45 One Design Regatta – 28 June to 6 July 2014
By Maggie Joyce, Croatia ,
2:52 PM Tue 17 Dec 2013 GMT
This is an absolute one design regatta with the fleet of ten First 45’s all fitted-out with sails from the same loft in January 2013. The sails are tri-radial cut from spectra. There is one jib and one spinnaker on each of the 10 yachts. ...
New rules for moorings
By GBRMPA, ,
12:28 PM Tue 17 Dec 2013 GMT
To help protect fragile reefs in high-use areas, new moorings rules are in place from November 2013 clarifying what is considered a misuse of public moorings and infrastructure. ...
Kowabunga wins ASC Christmas Sprint and Australasian Ranking Series
By Hamish Nicol, Adelaide ,
11:22 AM Tue 17 Dec 2013 GMT
The South Australia Melges 24 fleet mustered for it's third three day regatta in five weekends on the open waters of the Gulf of St Vincent from Adelaide Sailing Club over the weekend 14/16 December. With Australasian Ranking Series points at hand, it was racing at it's hardest. ...
Vicsail's newest yacht in their marque is the SLY Yacht
By Cheryl Stanton, Rushcutters Bay ,
10:13 AM Tue 17 Dec 2013 GMT
Vicsail's newest yacht in their marque is the SLY Yacht. Arriving safely in Newport, she is ready to be tried in Australian water. We will be following her and recording her through different conditions. To follow her performance, find her on Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/slyaustralia?ref=hl ...
Rolex Sydney Hobart: Super Sevens champ swaps rugby for super maxi
By Di Pearson, RSHYR Media, ,
8:22 AM Tue 17 Dec 2013 GMT
English former IRB Sevens Player of the Year, Ollie Philips, has swapped his rugby jumper for sailing gear and is racing in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s 2013 Rolex Sydney Hobart aboard the 70 foot Great Britain, which arrived in Sydney on Sunday. ...
Kiwi winery owner backs himself for Rolex Sydney Hobart
By Bruce Montgomery, RSHYR Media,
8:12 AM Tue 17 Dec 2013 GMT
New Zealand’s Oyster Bay wine producer Jim Delegat took just one hour to decide on placing $1million on winning this year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - and the form guide leading into the race shows he has made a shrewd investment.
Delegat spent the money on the winner of the last Volvo Ocean Race, the Volvo 70 Groupama 4, renamed it Giacomo after his wine pioneer grandfather and installe ...
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - A lift for Wild Oats XI
By Jim Gale, RSHYR Media,
3:24 PM Mon 16 Dec 2013 GMT
The crew aboard Wild Oats XI call her the Swiss Army Knife these days - and fair enough - lately she has added so many foils and blades, thrusting out at all angles from her narrow steel-grey hull, she looks like some kid has had a great time pulling all the do-dahs out of a penknife at once. ...
America's Cup: Jimmy Spithill on the 34th Match and more
By Richard Gladwell,
2:19 PM Mon 16 Dec 2013 GMT
In the second of two interviews, Radio New Zealand National spoke with the two opposing skippers in the 2013 America's Cup, Dean Barker and Jimmy Spithill.
Below are some of the key points from Spithill, including the link to the full 30minute interview. Spithill explains how Oracle Team USA reacted when they were 8-1 down, and which team he will sail for in the 35tth America's Cup ...
McKay family clean up in Tasmania’s MacIntyre Cup Regatta for Mirrors
By Grant Atherton, Kingston Beach ,
2:09 PM Mon 16 Dec 2013 GMT
The McKay family had a great weekend at the annual MacIntyre Cup Regatta for Mirror Class Dinghies sailed on the River Derwent from the Kingston Beach Sailing Club on the 7th-8th December. Marcus MacKay sailed Sky III to overall victory with Luka Smillie crewing for him. ...
Zhik Mission Beach Regatta - Sailing in tropical paradise
By Tom Orr, Mission Beach ,
11:55 AM Mon 16 Dec 2013 GMT
The Zhik Mission Beach Regatta was sailed in perfect conditions off Mission Beach, the place where world heritage rainforest meets the Coral Sea and Great Barrier Reef. Mission Beach, 14 kilometres of wide golden beach, is a place where sailors can find themselves sharing the waves with dolphins, turtles, manta rays, and dugongs and when washing down their boat can find themselves looking a cassow ...
Volvo Ocean Race - Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing announce onboard reporter
By Volvo Ocean Race, ,
11:31 AM Mon 16 Dec 2013 GMT
The Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 first onboard reporter position was landed by experienced multi-media broadcaster Tom Bushell on Wednesday. The sport presenter saw off a long list of challengers for one of the toughest assignments in the media. ...
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