| News for the Last 30 Days - World & Australia
Crew rescued by navy patrol from J/111 racer after Mayday in storm
By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, ,
8:25 AM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
Updated to include images from the rescue and two interviews. Earlier, Maritime NZ have confirmed that the J/111 Django was abandoned off the coast of the North Island of New Zealand late Tuesday afternoon and the three crew taken aboard a Navy patrol vessel. The yacht was returning from the ANZ Fiji Race, when she experienced strong easterly winds about 170nm off the coast of the North Island. ...
Dangerous conditions for NSW coastal boaters from Thursday
By Roads and Maritime Services, ,
7:58 AM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
Skippers and owners of small craft should be on high alert and check the conditions before considering crossing a coastal bar or heading offshore. Rock fishers should also check weather forecasts before heading out to decide whether it is safe to fish near dangerous surf. ...
Oceanis 48 at the Sydney International Boat Show
By Cheryl Stanton, ,
7:25 AM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
Oceanis 48 - Nothing but the best Simplicity and freedom stand out, served by great flow and functional modularity. The Oceanis 48 arrives in Sydney on the eighth of July. You can view the Oceanis 48 at the Sydney International Boat Show Thursday 31st - August 4th ...
Queensland Youth Week 2014 - Calm conditions on day 1
By Miles Ruge, Queensland ,
3:37 AM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
Calm conditions heralded the first day of racing at the Australian Midwinter Youth Championships 2014 on Waterloo Bay, Manly today. Hosted by Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron, and Yachting Australia, the five day event aims to provide up-and-coming sailors with an avenue to sharpen their racing skills in pristine winter sailing conditions. ...
Marine Auctions experiencing rising tide of interest *Feature
By Jeni Bone, ,
1:42 AM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
Things are picking up in the marine auction scene, thanks to a combination of fine winter weather, positive consumer sentiment and rising international interest. ...
18 foot skiff European Championship (Open Europeans) - Final results
By Dan Ibsen, ,
11:12 PM Mon 7 Jul 2014 GMT
The European Championship is one of the four Grand Prix races in Europe. Next race is in Travemunde, Germany in July and in the end of August the Dutch Grand Prix will take place in Bruinisse. ...
2014 Queensland Mid-Winter Open Cup - Overall wrap
By Ryan Spring, Queensland ,
8:35 PM Mon 7 Jul 2014 GMT
The 2014 Queensland mid-winter cup was held at paradise point sailing club. The hosts put on a superb reception and brought everything except the breeze. Day one showed no intention of any wind and led to perfect conditions to kick start the regatta with some impressive freestyle. ...
Finn Silver Cup - Arkadiy Kistanov takes the lead in Hoorn + Video
By Robert Deaves, ,
6:02 PM Mon 7 Jul 2014 GMT
At the Finn Silver Cup, Arkadiy Kistanov (RUS), the 2011 Finn Junior World Champion, has taken the lead after a difficult day afloat on the second day in Hoorn, The Netherlands. Only one race was sailed as the breeze faded during the race and eventually switched off after the first boats finished. ...
Nacra 17 European Championships - No action on day 1
By Camille El Beze, ,
5:49 PM Mon 7 Jul 2014 GMT
On day one of the Nacra 17 Europeans, the 71 competitors from 28 different nations had a long day waiting around the boat park in La Grande Motte when the wind refused to build enough to allow any competition. One of the two allocated fleets went afloat in steady rain to await a possible start in a light breeze, but the wind faded and shifted in direction and so they were returned to shore. ...
ISAF Youth Worlds - 29er and SL16 sailors prepare for battle + Video
By ISAF, ,
1:49 PM Mon 7 Jul 2014 GMT
The 2014 ISAF Youth Worlds will welcome experienced SL16 heads and fresh 29er faces when racing commences in Tavira, Portugal on 14 July 2014. Sixteen teams featuring several former medallists will fight it out in the Open Multihull SL16 fleet whilst a number of new Open Skiff 29er teams will make their ISAF Youth Worlds debut in the 30-boat fleet. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Eight new crew members named by teams
By Volvo Ocean Race media, ,
1:15 PM Mon 7 Jul 2014 GMT
Eight new crew for the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 were today unveiled in separate announcements from Team Alvimedica and the Spanish Team challengers. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: New additions to Spanish team announced
By Team Campos media, ,
10:18 AM Mon 7 Jul 2014 GMT
Two newcomers to the Volvo Ocean Race and a 32 years old 'veteran' join the Spanish project in the offshore race that will start next October from Alicante. The team led by Iker Martínez and Xabi Fernández confirmed this Monday that Spaniards Rafa Trujillo and Antonio 'Ñeti' Cuervas-Mons and French Nicolas Lunven will be, respectively, trimmer/driver, bowman and navigator of the new Spanish boat. ...
Gold Coast International Marine Expo - Exhibitor space filling fast
By Emma Milne, ,
4:11 AM Mon 7 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Gold Coast International Marine Expo - Exhibitor sites at the Gold Coast International Marine Expo are filling fast – already more than 60% of available space has been secured for Australia’s only 'Working Boat Show' from October 17-19. ...
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Phuket Island is ready to host
By Phuket Race Week, ,
3:47 AM Mon 7 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Phuket Island is ready to host the award-winning Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek from 16 – 20 July off the Island's southeast coast. The season-opening event of the 2014/15 Asian Yachting Grand Prix – a series of 12 of the best regattas in Asia – Raceweek is set to welcome one of the most competitive fleets in the Regatta's history. ...
Queensland Youth Week Sailing Regatta at Royal Queensland YS
By Andrew Gough, Queensland ,
2:59 AM Mon 7 Jul 2014 GMT
Queensland Youth Week Sailing Regatta at Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron got underway with 380 competitors aged between six and 18 sailing in 11 classes. ...
Audi Hamilton Island Race - A classic 90-year-old to make her debut
By Rob Mundle, ,
2:51 AM Mon 7 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Along with the Grand Prix racing yachts and glamour cruising boats, there will be an element of 90-year-old international yachting history taking centre stage at next month’s Audi Hamilton Island Race Week. ...
Fireball Worlds in Thailand - A debutant's story
By Cormac Bradley, Dun Laoghaire ,
2:39 AM Mon 7 Jul 2014 GMT
For the recent Fireball Worlds in Thailand, Fireball Australia came up with a novel idea – they offered free transport to any Junior Representative that wanted to go. This was made possible with new container framing allowing 12 boats to fit in a 40 foot container, four more than the old frames allowed. Costs per boat have fallen even with the free transport of a junior member’s boat. ...
Australian Sailing's Olympic medallists compete for European titles
By Cora Zillich, ,
2:21 AM Mon 7 Jul 2014 GMT
The European International Regatta season is in full swing and during July the Australian Sailing Team’s (AST) top Olympic sailors will compete for the respective 2014 European Championship titles at the Nacra17, 49er, 49erFX as well as Men’s and Women’s 470 regattas. ...
PWA Awaza World Cup - Cyril Moussilmani and Delphine Cousin on top
By Chris Yates, ,
11:57 PM Sun 6 Jul 2014 GMT
The first ever Awaza PWA World Cup Turkmenistan proved to be a tricky, and sometimes frustrating affair, as light and shifty winds unfortunately interrupted the regular thermal winds which usually frequent Awaza. Juan Antonio Aragon and his race crew made the absolute most of the conditions which presented themselves and gained results for both the men's and women's fleets. ...
Foiling Week - Moth Class Italian Open Championship Day 2
By Domenico Boffi, ,
11:54 AM Sun 6 Jul 2014 GMT
For the Foiling Week 2014 a spectacular sunny day highlighted the colors of Lake Garda and a timely Ora wind guaranteed three races of the Moth Class Italian Open Championship 2014. ...
Sydney to Mooloolaba Yacht Race 2015 - Date set for 2015 race start
By Tracey Johnstone, ,
8:22 AM Sun 6 Jul 2014 GMT
The monohulls will race under Category 2 safety regulations while the details of the safety requirements for the multihulls are to be advised in the next few months. MHYC’s Commodore, John McCuaig, has pushed forward to have the 2015 start date confirmed early, giving plenty of time for boat owners to plan for the race. ...
Land Rover Winter Series 2014 - Winners decided
By Jennifer Crooks, ,
7:51 AM Sun 6 Jul 2014 GMT
Race Officer Steve Kidson got the fleet away on time, on their respective course A, in 13 knots of westerly breeze. 'It’s a gorgeous day with good consistent breeze and flat water. The breeze is flicking either side of west but has settled in' ...
2014 Melbourne to Vanuatu Race: Race record smashed
By Peter Campbell, ,
6:25 AM Sun 6 Jul 2014 GMT
Tasmanian yacht Alive this morning smashed the race record for the 1885 nautical mile ocean race across the South Pacific from Melbourne to Port Vila, the port capital of the tropical islands of Vanuatu. Alive crossed the finish line off Port Vila at 10:22:45am (Australian Eastern Standard time) for a record-breaking elapsed time of five days 23 hours 52 minutes and 45 seconds. ...
Yachting Australia announces resignation of CEO Phil Jones
By Jane Gordon, ,
2:36 AM Sun 6 Jul 2014 GMT
Yachting Australia, the National Sporting Organisation for sailing and boating, has announced the resignation of their long serving CEO Phil Jones after more than 17 years. ...
Foiling Week - Moth National Open Day 1
By Domenico Boffi, ,
9:56 PM Sat 5 Jul 2014 GMT
The Foiling Week commenced today and for the rest of the weekend will see 33 mothies from eight countries and three continents. It 's the National Championship but, thanks to GAC Pindar Logistics and the approaching Foiling Week mixed races, there is a world class entry list. ...