|News for the Last 7 Days - World & Australia
OK Dinghy Europeans - Defending champ leads after day 2
By Robert Deaves, ,
9:10 PM Wed 23 Jul 2014 GMT
Steinhuder Meer produced its best for the second day of racing at the OK Dinghy Europeans with two races held in glorious sunshine, with wall to wall blue skies and 10-12 knots of warm wind. Defending champion Bo Petersen (DEN) has taken the lead from Andre Budzien (GER) and Greg Wilcox (NZL). Race wins went to Budzien, Jorgen Svendsen (DEN), Jorgen Lindhardtsen (DEN) and Jim Hunt (GBR). ...
Six Metre European Championship - High temps and little wind on day 3
By Fiona Brown, ,
8:44 PM Wed 23 Jul 2014 GMT
The forcast for the third day of the Six Metre European Championship was for strong sun, high temperates and little or no wind, and unfortunately it was not wrong! Despite everyone's best efforts no racing was possible for the second day running. ...
Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Light wind opener in Vannes
By WIM Series, ,
8:28 PM Wed 23 Jul 2014 GMT
The Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan, the second stage of the 2014 Women’s International Match Racing Series, started Wednesday with a practise session followed by the official opening ceremony in Vannes. ...
Australian Three Peaks Race - Rules to enhance the race
By Terry Travers, Tasmania ,
8:27 PM Wed 23 Jul 2014 GMT
With the recent enhancements announced for the 2015 Australian Three Peaks Race, organisers have posted a draft set of revised rules on the event website for the information of potential entrants. The new start venue at Devonport will provide enhanced access for competitors and more options for spectator viewing. ...
International Moth Worlds: Rashley ahead as Aussies close in
By Mark Jardine / YachtsandYachting.com, ,
7:40 PM Wed 23 Jul 2014 GMT
The Moth Worlds fleet woke up to a glorious day at Hayling Island. The wind was blowing a steady 15 knots, the sun was shining and it was 23 degrees by 10am - perfect sailing conditions. The Gold fleet went out into Hayling Bay, while the Silver fleet headed off East to Bracklesham Bay. ...
ISAF Youth Match Racing Worlds - American unbeatable on day 1
By ISAF, ,
5:37 PM Wed 23 Jul 2014 GMT
America's Nevin Snow was unbeatable on the opening day of the ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship in Helsinki, Finland as he stormed to five victories. The day started sunny with some light breeze present. The Race Committee was able to complete the first two flights before the forecasted wind direction change took place. ...
ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards - Nominations now open
By ISAF, ,
4:08 PM Wed 23 Jul 2014 GMT
Nominations are invited for the 2014 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards, the most prestigious award of recognition in the sport of sailing. Since the first Awards presentation in 1994, the nominees and winners have always included the highest achievers from all disciplines of the sport. ...
Laser Radial Men's World Championship - Jonas Stelmaszyk leads
By Jeff Martin, ,
3:43 PM Wed 23 Jul 2014 GMT
For the second day in succession the competitors in the Laser Radial Men's World Championship woke up in sunshine and then arrived at the club to be greeted by a sea fog as a result of an unchanged weather system over most of the Baltic Sea. ...
A letter to Robert and Sandy Oatley
By J M, Australia ,
2:02 PM Wed 23 Jul 2014 GMT
Dear Robert and Sandy, as I read the news that Team Australia has withdrawn as Challenger of Record for the America's Cup I cheered quietly to myself. If I cheered loudly I would probably have been thrown out of the country! Australia won the Cup back in 1983 over 30 years ago……….. yes it was that long ago. ...
BIC Techno 293 Worlds - Steady winds on day 2 + Video
By Techno 293, ,
4:01 AM Wed 23 Jul 2014 GMT
The wind blew more steadily for the second day of the Techno 293 World Championships in Brest allowing three races for the 400 windsurfers. 2014 European Champion, Tom Monnet, representing France at the forthcoming Youth Olympic Games, is top of the youth u17 leaderboard with two firsts and a second in the blue group today. ...
Laser Radial World Championships at full speed
By SailingNet, ,
3:59 AM Wed 23 Jul 2014 GMT
The 2014 Laser Radial World Championships are at full speed. There were 76 competitors from 25 countries at the start yesterday. The beginning of the day was very misty and there was very poor visibility. The decision to go on the water was made at 12:40 and the first race started at 14:06. There were two general OCS and five OCS with the black flag. ...
29er North American Open Championship - Qualifying series wraps up
By Marianne Davis, ,
3:04 AM Wed 23 Jul 2014 GMT
The second day of the 29er North American Open brought another day of sun and a six knot breeze. Both the yellow and blue fleets completed another three races to wrap up the qualifying series. Marte and Carla Munto from Spain is leading the fleet ahead of Australias Kurt Hansen and Harry Morton. Top Canadian boat Ryan Wood and Andrew Wood from West Vancouver is third. ...
Opening ceremony O'pen Bic World Cup, Travemunde Week, Germany
By Simon Dubbin, Travemunde ,
10:27 PM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
The event is part of the famous 'Travemunde Regatta Week' which is in its 125th year. Australia and New Zealand are represented with six competitors amongst a fleet of more than 130 from 11 nations. ...
Six Metre Europeans - Wind fails to make an appearance on day 2
By Fiona Brown, ,
9:24 PM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Sadly the wind failed to make an appearance on day two of the Six Metre European Championship in Falmouth and the twenty-seven strong fleet experienced a frustrating day of waiting in vain. Initially the Race Committee held the fleet ashore for a three-hour postponement, but by early afternoon there were signs of a sea breeze so the boats set off for the race area. ...
OK Dinghy European Championship - Hot and tricky day 1 in Steinhude
By Robert Deaves, ,
8:24 PM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
At the OK Dinghy European Championship, it was a very hot and tricky first day with the highly changeable winds producing a very mixed bag of results for most of the competitors as the hot German wind laid on challenging conditions for the competitors. But in contrast to recent days there was wind and the fleet set out on time. ...
ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Action commences July 23
By ISAF, ,
6:50 PM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Two practice days are behind the competitors and racing at the 2014 ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship is set to commence on Wednesday 23 July. Both Monday and Tuesday have been quite ideal conditions, having had nice moderate wind and sun. Only on Tuesday afternoon the wind got lighter. ...
Glide Free Foils - the dinghy foiling break thru is on the market
By David Schmidt, ,
6:32 PM Tue 22 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. ...
International Moth Worlds - Mothballed on day 4 + Video
By Mark Jardine / YachtsandYachting.com, ,
4:45 PM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Tuesday was originally scheduled as a lay-day at the Moth worlds and, in the end, that's exactly what happened, via a series of postponements. Racing was originally scheduled to start at 10am, then midday, then 1pm and finally 4pm. The abandonment flag was finally raised at 15:40 as only five knots was being registered in the bay from a wide range of directions. ...
Royal Perth Yacht Club - There is indeed a Frostbite race six
By Royal Perth Yacht Club, ,
10:24 AM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
An error in the printing of the Redbook resulted in Frostbite race number six being omitted from the schedule. We would like to remind everyone that the next frostbite will be held on Sunday the third of August. ...
NCYC’s 2014 EnviroPacific Services Inner Spring Regatta
By Di Hansen and Richard Howard, ,
10:04 AM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
The EnviroPacific Services 2014 Inner Spring Regatta will be held on the weekend of the 30th - 31st of August at Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club (NCYC). This year’s Inner Spring Regatta will mark the fourth anniversary of the event which has grown year on year and represents a great warm up for the 2014-15 summer sailing season. ...
Maxi rivals set for Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race 2014
By Bronwen Ince, ,
9:35 AM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
The race starts on Sydney Harbour at 1pm on Saturday 26th July, 2014. Two maxis will be competing within the race, Robert Oatley’s Wild Oats XI and Perpetual Loyal. On-board Loyal this year will be Australian Cricket Captain, Michael Clarke. ...
Gladwell's Line: A change of direction needed in the America's Cup *Feature
By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, ,
8:16 AM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Last weekend's withdrawal of the Challenger of Record from the 35th America's Cup was a delicate piece of timing.
If matters play out as expected then the Italian Challenger Luna Rossa is expected to be installed as the new Challenger of Record in early August. ...
29er North American Championship - Day 1 in Kingston
By Cork, ,
7:19 AM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Today was the first day of for the 29er North American Open Championship, with 138 competitors from 10 countries competing for the titles of North American, United States and Canadian Champions. ...
Brisbane's biggest outdoors expo to celebrate ten years
By Vicky De George, ,
4:25 AM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Brisbane's biggest and most popular outdoors expo, the Brisbane Tinnie and Tackle Show and National 4x4 and Outdoors Show has confirmed dates for 2015, marking ten years since its inception. ...
Red Bull 49erFX: First look at the Olympic sailing venue at Rio
By Molly Meech and Alex Maloney, ,
4:16 AM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Red Bull 49erFX team of Molly Meech and Alex Maloney report on their second tour in Europe reflecting on the Europeans and looking at the new Olympic venue in Rio. We have mixed emotions about our time in Helsinki. A week on from the 2014 Europeans the dust has settled, and we are able to see our strengths and weaknesses more clearly - our performance over the competition had its highs and lows ...
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