|News for the Last 7 Days - World & Australia
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Battle for extra points underway
By Ruth Harrington, ,
6:08 PM Tue 10 Dec 2013 GMT
Following a terrifyingly close race start to Race 5 in the Clipper 2013-14 Round the World Yacht Race, the fleet continues to put on one of the most competitive shows to date as each of the 12 teams battle to extend its lead in the overall race standings. ...
French Sailing Federation names Franck Cammas Sailor of the Year
By Vincent Borde,
5:42 PM Tue 10 Dec 2013 GMT
For the second consecutive year, a first since the creation of this title awarded by the French Sailing Federation for the past twelve years, Franck Cammas, the skipper of Groupama, has been voted Sailor of the Year. ...
Australian Sailing Team kicks off Rio Olympics 2016 Campaign
By Cora Zillich, ,
12:45 PM Tue 10 Dec 2013 GMT
The Australian Sailing Team (AST) has kicked of its Rio 2016 Campaign at an internal function at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) in Sydney on Monday night, 9 December 2013 ...
SOLAS Big Boat Challenge 2013: Images by Crosbie Lorimer
By Crosbie Lorimer, Sydney ,
12:14 PM Tue 10 Dec 2013 GMT
There was no shortage of breeze in the 2013 edition of the SOLAS Big Boat Challenge today, providing plenty of spectacle on the harbour.
Crosbie Lorimer was on the water and, with some swift and skilful driving from Neville Crichton on his bright red Cigarette, was helped to capture these images. ...
Clipper Round the World Race - Ocean sprint gets underway
By Clipper Ventures,
12:00 PM Tue 10 Dec 2013 GMT
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 2013-14 is on day 7 of Race 5. It has been yet another eventful 24 hours for clipper race fleet with OneDLL momentarily reclaiming its crown. however, with just 10 miles separating the top four competitors the fight to win the coveted podium positions into Sydney continues, as the ocean sprint gets underway. ...
SOLAS Big Boat Challenge - Wild Oats XI takes line honours
By Rob Mundle, ,
11:51 AM Tue 10 Dec 2013 GMT
Was it an omen? The crew of Bob Oatley’s Rolex Sydney Hobart race record holder, the 30-metre supermaxi Wild Oats XI, would certainly like to think so after their yacht took line honours in the Solas Big Boat Challenge on Sydney Harbour today – for the seventh time. ...
TP52 Southern Cross Cup - Round 4 preview
By Lisa Ratcliff/TP52SCC media, ,
11:29 AM Tue 10 Dec 2013 GMT
TP52 Southern Cross Cup 2013 final round will take place out on Pittwater this weekend, December 13th to 15th, when the international fleet of grand prix yachts shifts to the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. ...
Festival of Sails to umbrella four Australian championships
By Lisa Ratcliff, ,
9:55 AM Tue 10 Dec 2013 GMT
The broad Festival of Sails fleet has flown past 200 entries and organisers at the Royal Geelong Yacht Club predict another bumper line-up. One design classes and production boats are robust and the Rolex Sydney Hobart fleet is up, buoyant signs for Victoria’s oldest sporting trophy. ...
SOLAS Big Boat Challenge - Wild Oats XI and Loyal battle it out
By Jim Gale,
8:46 AM Tue 10 Dec 2013 GMT
SOLAS Big Boat Challenge, hosted by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia was held on Sydney Harbour. It has been a long time coming - but at last we have seen Bob Oatley’s six time Rolex Sydney Hobart line honours winner, Wild Oats XI, go head to head against Perpetual LOYAL, widely tipped as the boat most likely to rain on Bob Oatley’s parade in 2013. ...
SOLAS Big Boat Challenge images by Andrea Francollini
By Andrea Francollini,
8:00 AM Tue 10 Dec 2013 GMT
SOLAS Big Boat Challenge images by Andrea Francollini. The CYCA's SOLAS Big Boat Challenge, one of Sydney's most spectacular sporting and harbour fixtures, has for 19 consecutive years marked the start of the Rolex Sydney Hobart lead-up events ...
ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 9 December 2013
By ISAF, ,
10:09 PM Mon 9 Dec 2013 GMT
The ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 9 December 2013 have been released. Disappointment at the Laser World Championship turned into joy at ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne for world number one Tom Burton (AUS) who won the second of five regattas of the 2013-14 series. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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