|News for the Last 7 Days - World & Australia
TP52 Southern Cross Cup - Final round this weekend
By Lisa Ratcliff/TP52SCC media, ,
9:49 PM Mon 9 Dec 2013 GMT
The closing round of the prestigious 2013 TP52 Southern Cross Cup will play out on Pittwater this weekend, December 13-15, when the international fleet of grand prix yachts shifts to the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. ...
Port Hacking - Bird Island Race a great success for McConaghy Boats
By McConaghy Boats, ,
7:04 PM Mon 9 Dec 2013 GMT
The 118nm Port Hacking – Bird island race held over the weekend was an excellent success for McConaghy Boats, old and new, in the all important build up for the Rolex Sydney to Hobart Race. ...
The Transat 2016 - Host cities bid process begins this January
By The Transat, ,
6:57 PM Mon 9 Dec 2013 GMT
The next installment of The Transat, the original solo race across the North Atlantic that was born as the OSTAR, will start in its historical time slot in May 2016 from the UK to North America. ...
ClubSwan reveals full calendar of events through 2020
By Jennifer Hall, ,
2:38 PM Mon 9 Dec 2013 GMT
The outstanding programme of events for 2014 through to 2020 for Swan owners includes a number of high profile regattas and unique ClubSwan gatherings. In 2014, ClubSwan members once again have the opportunity to join fellow Swan owners in beautiful destinations around the world for a unique combination of racing, cruising and social events. ...
PKRA Kitesurf World Cup Argentina - Champions crowned on day 6
By PKRA, ,
2:13 PM Mon 9 Dec 2013 GMT
In what may only be described as an electrifying, wild, and windy day, the sixth and final day of the PKRA Kitesurf World Cup Argentina was one for the record books. To the surprise of many, the light and variable winds that were forecast, gave way to up and down conditions ranging from 5-25 knots, lending to an amazing final day. ...
Hamilton Island Race Week 2014 Accommodation Options!
By Kristie Kaighin, Hamilton Island ,
2:03 PM Mon 9 Dec 2013 GMT
Looking to book accommodation for Hamilton Island Audi Race Week 2014? All the best properties book out early, so make sure you book soon to secure your preferred option ...
Clipper Round the World Race - First entry plays Stealth Mode card
By Clipper Ventures, ,
12:16 PM Mon 9 Dec 2013 GMT
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 2013-14 is on day 6 of Race 5. With just over 600 miles until Race 5 finish in Sydney, tactical decisions are starting to play out as the light winds at the front of the fleet threaten to jeopardise the leaders’ positions. ...
OK Dinghy World Rankings for December 2013
By Robert Deaves, ,
11:54 AM Mon 9 Dec 2013 GMT
OK Dinghy World Ranking - Greg Wilcox (NZL) returns to the top of the final release for 2013 after another solid season. He climbs two places to retake the world number one position he last held in 2011. Nick Craig (GBR) remains in second while previous world No 1, Jørgen Svendsen (DEN), drops to third. ...
SOLAS Big Boat Challenge - Mat Belcher to join Wild Oats XI crew
By Rob Mundle, ,
11:42 AM Mon 9 Dec 2013 GMT
The SOLAS Big Boat Challenge gets underway on Sydney Harbour tomorrow. Australian Olympic Gold Medalist, and the International Sailing Federation’s World Sailor of the Year, Matt Belcher, will step into a new world tomorrow when he joins the crew of Rolex Sydney Hobart race record holder, Wild Oats XI. ...
SOLAS Big Boat Challenge - ‘Friendly’ rivalry on Sydney Harbour
By Di Pearson, ,
11:31 AM Mon 9 Dec 2013 GMT
SOLAS Big Boat Challenge gets underway on Sydney Harbour tomorrow. A formidable clash between some of the world’s best yachts and sailors will be staged, when the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s not to be missed 20th SOLAS Big Boat Challenge gets underway off Vaucluse at 12.30pm. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne - Australian Sailing Team Video
By Cora Zillich, ,
11:23 AM Mon 9 Dec 2013 GMT
Day 7 at ISAF Sailing World Cup - Sail Melbourne was the final day of the event. Nacra 17, RSX Men and Womens, 49er FX and 49er classes sailed their medal races. We caught up with Nina Curtis, Darren Bundock, Lucinda Whitty, Euan McNicol, WDSailing, Joanna Sterling, Olivia Price, Eliza Solly, Haylee Outteridge, Ella Clark and Nathan Outteridge. ...
Stonehaven Cup Regatta at Royal Brighton YC preview
By Ray Smith, ,
10:54 AM Mon 9 Dec 2013 GMT
The 85th Stonehaven Cup Regatta is being held at Royal Brighton Yacht Club, from January 4th, 2014. The Stonehaven Cup Regatta is the national championship for the Australian 12 Foot Cadet Dinghy and is the longest continuously contested junior/youth one-design dinghy trophy in Australian yachting ...
Single handed Media Race in the Weta - a family battle *Feature
By Richard Gladwell,
8:57 AM Mon 9 Dec 2013 GMT
It seems a little hard to believe that it was three and half years ago that I first sailed the Weta, off Takapuna Beach on Auckland’s North Shore. An invitation to have another test sail soon got upped into a Media Race – competing against Boating New Zealand, and one of my sons. ...
Big birds, clouds, records, sharks and fast boats from Noakes (Pt.II) *Feature
By John Curnow, ,
4:14 AM Mon 9 Dec 2013 GMT
Iconic names, records and boats going quickly. We saw a lot of that in Part One. Part Two is to be no different, whether we’re talking about Team Australia or a new service that is available for customers on Sydney Harbour. Read on and you’ll also see that NSW is not the only place where you can get some Noakes service, either… ...
Sailing World Cup Melbourne: Outteridge and Jensen come back flying
By ISAF Media,
1:23 PM Sun 8 Dec 2013 GMT
Five Medal Races wrapped up the action at ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne with two nations dominating proceedings.
Australia dominated the multihull and skiff fleets whilst China locked out the opposition to take all six podium places in the RS:X. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne - Medal Race weather window opens
12:19 PM Sun 8 Dec 2013 GMT
Grey skies and a strong northerly wind greeted competitors on the final day of the ISAF World Sailing Cup Melbourne 2013. The winds initially gusting above 30kts, forced officials to hold crews ashore. But a weather window emerged with perfect timing and the winds dropped sufficiently to allow Medals racing to get underway in all five Olympic classes, almost on time at noon. ...
Combined Clubs Long Race Series - Race 3 overall
By Peter Campbell, ,
12:02 PM Sun 8 Dec 2013 GMT
The Combined Clubs Long Race Series third race was held on Saturday on the Derwent and Storm Bay. Sydney Hobart entrant Martela and Launceston to Hobart entries Black Magic, Footloose and Masquerade sailed impressively in their last lead-up races to the two long ocean races. ...
18ft Skiffs 3-Buoys Challenge: Magnificent spectacle on Sydney Harbour
By Frank Quealey, ,
11:45 AM Sun 8 Dec 2013 GMT
18ft Skiffs 3-Buoys Challenge, Race 8 was held on Sunday 8th December 2013 on Sydney Harbour. Chris Nicholson, Mike McKensey and Ricky Bridge won the Australian 18 Footers League’s 3-Buoys Challenge in Mojo Wine after finishing second in today’s final race of the series ...
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - OneDLL relinquishes lead
By Clipper Ventures, ,
11:36 AM Sun 8 Dec 2013 GMT
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 2013-14 is on day 5 of Race 5. It’s been all change at the top of the leaderboard in the last 24 hours as OneDLL has relinquished its lead in race 5 to Sydney, leaving Derry~Londonderry~Doire to storm ahead of the fleet. ...
Port Hacking-Bird Island Race - Big boat clean up
By Di Pearson, ,
10:57 AM Sun 8 Dec 2013 GMT
It was a big boat clean up in the Port Hacking-Bird Island Race overnight, with the Bob Oatley’s Wild Oats XI skippered by Mark Richards taking line honours at 20.50.41hrs last evening to create a record and finish second overall, while Wild Thing’s (Grant Wharington) second on line, nearly one hour behind Oats, was enough to hand it overall victory, while the new Patrice was third overall. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne Day 6 - Australian Sailing Team Video
By Cora Zillich,
10:50 AM Sun 8 Dec 2013 GMT
Day 6 at the ISAF Sailing World Cup – Sail Melbourne was the final day for the International Laser Class Association, Finn Class, 470 classes. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne - The rise and rise of China
By ISAF Sailing World Cup - Event Media,
10:02 AM Sun 8 Dec 2013 GMT
While in the distant past the USA, and more recently Great Britain and Australia have been the powerhouses of Olympic sailing, now the world sailing scene is changing and doing so at a rapid rate, with the rise and rise of China. ...
Port Hacking-Bird Island Race; Wild Oats XI Finish Images & Video *Feature
By Crosbie Lorimer, Syney ,
7:24 AM Sun 8 Dec 2013 GMT
Shortly after 8.00pm on Saturday night Wild Oats XI passed Manly Beach and rounded North Head in a light and dying northeaster to finish as Line Honours winner of the Port Hacking-Bird Island Race. Crosbie Lorimer captured these images and video as Wild Oats XI approached the finish. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne - Medal racing Aussies + Video
By Australian Sailing Team, ,
10:53 PM Sat 7 Dec 2013 GMT
Day six at the ISAF Sailing World Cup -- Melbourne was the final day for the Laser, Laser Radial, Finn, 470 Women's and 470 Men's classes. Medal races were ran today and we caught up with Australian Sailing Team and Australian Sailing Squad Members. ...
Mini Transat - We went after our dream
By Solene Rennuit, ,
8:29 PM Sat 7 Dec 2013 GMT
In the Mini Transat, with each arrival brings the same deep happiness, the same relief to be able to say we went after our dream. They do not all express it in the same way, some are more exuberant than others. But everyone knows they battled their fears, sometimes against the hostile elements, at times with boredom. And they won the battle. ...
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