|News for the Last 7 Days - World & Australia
The RPAYC launches its new sailing season
By Brendan Rourke, Pittwater ,
9:30 AM Fri 12 Sep 2014 GMT
It was a wet day for the 2014/15 Sailing Season Opening Day last Saturday at The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club, but a bit of rain wasn't going to dampen the spirits of the over 500 members and guests who celebrated the day at their beloved club. ...
J/70 World Championship 2014 - Healy surfs into lead
By Jan Harley, ,
7:57 AM Fri 12 Sep 2014 GMT
Based on their performance during the first two days of the regatta, the 86 teams are now racing in either the gold or silver fleet, with the championship crown going to the eventual victor in the gold fleet. After being postponed ashore this morning until a thunderstorm threat had lifted, the competitors were once again sent out to do battle on Rhode Island Sound. ...
LJ Hooker Queensland Etchells Championship – get me my road trailer! *Feature
By John Curnow, ,
4:46 AM Fri 12 Sep 2014 GMT
Etchells Australia President, Elected International Governor, and Chairman of the One Design Technical Committee, Jake Gunther, has seen the importance of the first and only big shoot out before the Australian Etchells Championship. He will hitch up the road trailer and is off to Brisbane for the LJ Hooker 2014 Etchells Queensland State Championship. ...
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Day 1
By Tink Chambers, ,
4:10 AM Fri 12 Sep 2014 GMT
A day that began with a heavy fog layer and fickle breeze transformed in an instant and closed with the type of howling winds for which San Francisco Bay is known. All in all, it was a wild start for the Farr 40 class at the Rolex Big Boat Series, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary. ...
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Gripping first day on the Bay
By Barby MacGowan, ,
3:01 AM Fri 12 Sep 2014 GMT
In typical fashion for this time of year, the wind on San Francisco Bay piped up to 15-18 knots this afternoon, thrilling hundreds of sailors competing in their first day of the four-day Rolex Big Boat Series. ...
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Day 1 images by Erik Simonson
By Sail-World.com, ,
2:40 AM Fri 12 Sep 2014 GMT
Photographer Erik Simonson was on site for the 2014 Rolex Big Boat Series day one to capture these images. ...
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander: Aussie medal contenders all set +Video
By Cora Zillich, ,
9:49 PM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
Racing is set to kick-off at the ISAF Sailing World Championships in Santander and the Australian Sailing Team’s medal contenders are talking significance and expectations of the season highlight and Olympic qualifier. From 8-21 September 2014 more than 1,250 sailors in over 900 boats from 84 nations will compete at the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships. ...
Extreme Sailing Series: Team NZ share lead after Day 1 in Istanbul
By Emirates Team NZ, ,
9:28 PM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
Consistency. That’s what Dean Barker wanted on the first day of racing of the Extreme Sailing Series’ Istanbul round. That’s what he got.
As he said after practice yesterday, 'consistency will be rewarded'; Emirates Team New Zealand finished the first day at the top of the leader board with 46 points, equal with defending series champion, the Wave, Muscat. ...
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Thousands attend Santander opening
By ISAF, ,
8:33 PM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
An estimated 30,000 people enjoyed the Opening Ceremony at the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships as ISAF President Carlo Croce officially declared the event open. The Santander 2014 ISAF Worlds features more than 1,250 sailors from 83 countries and they proudly carried their national flags through Parque de la Llama, venue of the opening ceremony. ...
GC32: Great Cup: Day 1, Foils, flying and an unstoppable Flavio
By GC32 Media, ,
8:03 PM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
Star of the day was Flavio Marazzi and his ARMIN STROM Sailing Team. The team of the Swiss former Olympic Star sailor won both this morning’s practice races and this afternoon followed this up with victory in the first two scoring races of Marseille One Design. ...
Extreme Sailing Series - Pushed to the limit and dismasted on Day 1
By Extreme Sailing Series, ,
6:32 PM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
In an unprecedented first day at the Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 6 in Istanbul, the public and national media witnessed some extraordinary adrenaline fueled racing, with every team pushing hard – and at times too hard, with two boats dismasting; first Groupama sailing team and then Alinghi. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - A profile of Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing
By Agathe Armand, ,
3:14 PM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
Don’t let Volvo Ocean Race crew Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing’s serious, weathered look mislead you. Forget the branded clothes, and the impeccable team base. Ian Walker and his men are more than just a group of professionals – they are old teammates. ...
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