|News for the Last 7 Days - World & Australia
Volvo Ocean Race - Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing announce Aussie recruit
By Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, ,
1:39 PM Sat 21 Dec 2013 GMT
In the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 Australian Luke Parkinson has been recruited by Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing. The 23-year-old Perth sailor is joining the team skippered by Ian Walker. ...
Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race - Taylor’s quest for the Cup
By Danielle McKay, ,
1:07 PM Sat 21 Dec 2013 GMT
Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race - At 64 years of age Bruce Taylor, the skipper of Chutzpah, is nearing an era when most would consider retiring, but it’s not work holding the Victorian back from enjoying the red wine and his golden-years; it’s sailing. ...
America's Cup e-Book project greatly exceeds start up target
By Richard Gladwell, ,
9:38 PM Fri 20 Dec 2013 GMT
America's Cup commentator Jack Griffin has been more than successful in achieving his initial fundraising target using the Kickstarter funding model to produce an e-book on the 34th America's Cup.
With just over 20 minutes to run before his funding deadline, the project had attracted $21,260 of pledges from 202 investors. ...
Marine Rescue NSW volunteers on operational alert for festive season
By Ken McManus, ,
9:07 PM Fri 20 Dec 2013 GMT
Marine Rescue NSW volunteers will be on full operational alert during the festive season, ready to come to the aid of boaters in need of help on the water. Commissioner Stacey Tannos said December and January were the busiest months of the year for the 3200 volunteer members of the 46 MRNSW units along the coastline and inland on the Alpine Lakes and Murray River at Moama. ...
'The Foiling Week' set for Lake Garda in July 2014
By Domenico Boffi, ,
8:56 PM Fri 20 Dec 2013 GMT
The Foiling Week is a new event dedicated to amazing foiling boats, their designers, builders and athletes, taking place across Lake Garda, Italy from various beautiful sailing clubs in July 2014. ...
Penalty imposed on Temavento brand following Kiteracing Europeans
By IKA, ,
7:32 PM Fri 20 Dec 2013 GMT
Per requirement of class rule B.4 the Temavento Brand and ISAF have been notified today about the final outcome of the investigations following equipment inconsistencies found during the 2013 Kiteracing European Championships, where 18 sailors were disqualified for using equipment with measurements outside reasonable production tolerances. ...
Is it WoM or some other virus with Pantaenius Insurance? *Feature
By John Curnow, ,
6:51 PM Fri 20 Dec 2013 GMT
Honestly, what does one really mean by that? Well, quite simply, is it Word of Mouth or its Digital Age cousin, viral marketing, that has seen Pantaenius not only grow, but also begin to make a significant impact in Asia Pacific waters?
No doubt, the all-risk policy, agreed fixed value, new for old replacement and wear and tear clauses have had a major play in the whole equation. ...
Nanjing Youth Olympic Games Medal Design Competition winner revealed
By YOG, ,
3:39 PM Fri 20 Dec 2013 GMT
A young sports fan from Slovakia has been revealed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the winner of the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games Medal Design Competition. ...
Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championship NoR published
By ISAF, ,
2:51 PM Fri 20 Dec 2013 GMT
With a little more than 260 days to go until the opening ceremony of the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships, the Notice of Race has been published. Santander will be a hive of sailing activity from 8-21 September 2014 with all ten Olympic events racing for World Championship glory and Olympic qualification. ...
2014-15 ISAF Offshore Special Regulations now published
By ISAF, ,
2:32 PM Fri 20 Dec 2013 GMT
The 2014-15 ISAF Offshore Special Regulations have been published on the ISAF website with an amendment sheet outlining changes in the new edition. The ISAF Offshore Special Regulations are used by race organisers to provide uniform minimum equipment, accommodation and training standards for monohull and multihull yachts racing offshore. ...
Rolex Sydney to Hobart - Wild Oats XI receives clean bill of health
By Rob Mundle, ,
2:00 PM Fri 20 Dec 2013 GMT
Bob Oatley’s Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race record holder, the 30-metre long supermaxi Wild Oats XI, went back into the water today with a clean bill of health, after being out of the water at Woolwich Dock for a thorough going-over for four days. ...
Extreme Sailing Series 2013 - Video highlights
By Extreme Sailing Series, ,
1:46 PM Fri 20 Dec 2013 GMT
The 2013 Extreme Sailing Series™ was a truly global circuit, with a fleet made up of some of the world's greatest sailing talent. Six established teams were joined by home nation and wildcard entries throughout the year in the fight to secure the Series trophy - one of the most coveted in the sport. ...
Festival of Sails - 200 entries announced
By Lisa Ratcliff, ,
12:26 PM Fri 20 Dec 2013 GMT
Festival of Sails - Christmas has come early to the Royal Geelong Yacht Club with the news its keystone event has reached the 200th entry milestone, well ahead of the same time last year. ...
Rolex Sydney to Hobart - Long range weather forecast favours big boats
By Jim Gale, ,
10:27 AM Fri 20 Dec 2013 GMT
The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2013 long range weather forecast is very promising for the biggest, fastest boats in the fleet, even dangling the possibility of a race record, but what comes as good news on the V70s and 100 foot super-maxis is disappointing for the mid-sized and particularly smaller yachts. ...
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Zefiro seeks full blooded southerly
By Jim Gale, RSHYR Media, ,
10:16 PM Thu 19 Dec 2013 GMT
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - It is said that gentlemen do not go to windward - and quite so - it is a bit like scrum time in the rugby, best suited to miners and the unashamedly agricultural who can only gawp at the nonchalant elegance of wingers in stainless white shorts. ...
Magic Marine Victorian Moth Grand Prix - Gough dominates Round 3
By Victorian Moth Association, Melbourne ,
7:27 PM Thu 19 Dec 2013 GMT
December 14th and 15th saw round 3 of the Magic Marine Victorian Moth Grand Prix sailed from Blairgowrie YS on the shores of the majestic Mornington Peninsula. Conditions were challenging for the Moth class with winds ranging from five to 12 knots for the whole weekend. In conditions like these it was common to have margins extended quickly, only to see them disappear in an instant! ...
Five World Champions to compete in 41st Tasar Nationals
By Chris Payne, Melbourne ,
7:24 PM Thu 19 Dec 2013 GMT
Entries are coming in thick and fast for the 2013-14 Tasar Australian Championships being held at Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron (VIC) from the 27th December. Seventy boats are expected to compete in the regatta and currently the entry list includes many National Champions and at least five World Champions. ...
Big initial entry for revival of One Ton Cup - event planning underway
By Alan Sefton, ,
6:38 PM Thu 19 Dec 2013 GMT
The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron has started formalised planning for a One Ton Cup Revisited regatta in Auckland, in February/March 2015. Its decision to proceed with the event is based on a strong international expression of interest in competing. That response includes 16 would-be entries and 4 would-be charterers, from NZ (9), Australia (4), Sweden (2), UK (2), Canada (2) and the USA (1). ...
Quantum Sale - What is Vacuwash and why should I use it?
By Quantum Sails, ,
5:25 PM Thu 19 Dec 2013 GMT
Vacuwash was developed in North America over the past decade and has shown exceptional results with even the modern laminated sails. The process involves placing the sails in a vacuum chamber, removing the air and water from the voids between the sails layers and fibres, slowly introducing a cleaning agent that penetrates every layer and subsequently thoroughly rinsing the sail. ...
America's Cup e-Book project achieves start up target
By Richard Gladwell, ,
1:07 PM Thu 19 Dec 2013 GMT
America's Cup commentator Jack Griffin has successfully initiated a project using the Kickstarter funding model to produce an e-book on the 34th America's Cup
We are constantly receiving request from people for DVD and the like from the 34th America's Cup - and now it would seem that there is going to be a real alternative ...
Complaints about jetskis remain higher than any other water craft
By Nathan Ross, ,
12:10 PM Thu 19 Dec 2013 GMT
According to a 10 year review report released by Transport for NSW today incidents and complaints about jetskis remain higher than any other water craft. ...
ORC World Championship - Three World Titles secured
By Hermann Hell, ,
11:51 AM Thu 19 Dec 2013 GMT
ORC World Championship is being held in Kiel, Germany from second to 9th August 2014. The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) held its annual conference in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman and so did the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC), who helps organize ISAF’s official offshore World Championship, the annual ORC Worlds. ...
Festival of Sails - Victoria’s IRC/AMS Champs set to reunite fleets
By Lisa Ratcliff, ,
10:47 AM Thu 19 Dec 2013 GMT
Victoria’s IRC and AMS championships are set to reunite the Festival of Sails 2014 fleets. IRC boats have split off for separate competition in the last couple of years, but come January and one of Australia’s premier yachting regattas, a simpler format will unify like boats. ...
The Rudder Cup - Melbourne to Launceston preview
By Jennifer McGuigan, ,
10:44 AM Thu 19 Dec 2013 GMT
The Rudder Cup race from Melbourne to Launceston crosses one of the most notorious pieces of water in the world, Bass Strait. Nicknamed ‘The Paddock’ by sailors it was formed eons ago and is shallow. ...
Rolex Sydney to Hobart - Patrice performs like a rocket ship
By Jim Gale, ,
10:19 AM Thu 19 Dec 2013 GMT
Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race - Tony Kirby is hugely regarded at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, and with 27 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Races under his belt, is a stalwart of the annual 628 nautical mile race. ...
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