|News for the Last 7 Days - World & Australia
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Dutch dominate Laser and Radial in Santander
By ISAF, ,
5:03 PM Thu 18 Sep 2014 GMT
A live crowd of thousands and a worldwide TV audience watched the Laser and Laser Radial fleets conclude racing at the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships with Dutch dominance afoot. Marit Bouwmeester (NED) took a ten point lead into the Laser Radial Medal Race and finished third to seal the deal with Josefin Olsson (SWE) taking silver and Evi Van Acker (BEL) picking up bronze. ...
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Quantum Racing more than doubles overall lead
By 52 Super Series, ,
4:53 PM Thu 18 Sep 2014 GMT
As the ZENITH Royal Cup Marina Ibiza regatta rolls into Friday’s coastal race Quantum Racing have now more than doubled their overall lead in the Barclays 52 Super Series on the difficult, hard to read race tracks off Ibiza Town. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - Seb Marsset joins Team Alvimedica
By Volvo Ocean Race, ,
3:31 PM Thu 18 Sep 2014 GMT
He’s had to wait two long years but French sailor Seb Marsset finally got the news he was waiting for with a call-up to the Team Alvimedica race crew for the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 first leg on Thursday. ...
The makeover of an Australian iconic yacht - B52
By Daniel Farmer, Brisbane ,
1:45 PM Thu 18 Sep 2014 GMT
Keen sailor Daniel Farmer first spotted his dream yacht, a Sydney 41 for sale two years ago but with a Duncanson 35 and a Reinell 203ls bowrider in possesion, the dream had to wait. Luckily Daniel and his patrner Kym Lincolne were able to sell their two boats and with extra money in hand were able to throw down the coin on 'B52' a legendary Australian iconic yacht. ...
Champion sailors to headline all-female regatta
By Alisanne Green, Melbourne ,
1:40 PM Thu 18 Sep 2014 GMT
The Sarah Blanck Perpetual Trophy Regatta, to be hosted by Westernport Yacht Club (WYC), at Balnarring Beach in Victoria’s Westernport Bay, on 8-9 November 2014, is creating much excitement for female sailors and officials. This is an all-female coaching regatta for Sabre and Laser classes, with an all-female team of officials, jury and coaches. ...
Rolex Big Boat Series: More images from San Francisco - Final Day
By Sail-World, ,
12:56 PM Thu 18 Sep 2014 GMT
Kurt Molnar was on the water for the Rolex Big Boat Series sailed on San Francisco Bay, here's his second image gallery ...
Gold Coast International Marine Expo - Stenlake back to defend title
By Emma Milne, ,
10:36 AM Thu 18 Sep 2014 GMT
Brisbane kayaker Tim Stenlake will be back to defend his Coomera Cup title at the 2014 Gold Coast International Marine Expo – a massive showcase of ‘all things aquatic’ – from October 17-19. The 22-year-old paddling prodigy has his sights set in the Rio Olympics in 2016 but has confirmed he again wants his name engraved 'that big Cup' – the winner’s trophy for the 12km Coomera race. ...
Rolex Big Boat Series: Images from San Francisco - Final Day
By Sail-World, ,
10:27 AM Thu 18 Sep 2014 GMT
Kurt Molnar was on the water for the Rolex Big Boat Series sailed on San Francisco Bay ...
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Watch medal races live here
By Dan Ibsen, Sail-World Europe & UK editor, ,
10:22 AM Thu 18 Sep 2014 GMT
It has been a tough six days of racing for the 1,167 competitors from 81 nations at the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships in Spain, with varying conditions across the courses. ...
ISAF Sailing World Championship - Videos from Santander
By sportsXstream, ,
8:59 AM Thu 18 Sep 2014 GMT
ISAF Sailing World Championship Day 6 - Videos from Santander ...
Pipe Opener: Smooth sailing hopes for this weekend’s Cock of the Huon
By Peter Campbell, ,
3:58 AM Thu 18 Sep 2014 GMT
Early on the morning of New Year’s Day 1894 the ocean going steamships Manipouri and Oonah left Sullivan’s Cove with more than 2,000 passengers for Port Huon, keen to watch the regatta that included sailing races for two divisions of working ketches, as well races for both the 21 and 28 foot yachts and two dinghies classes. ...
2014 Blue Water Pointscore Race - Strong numbers of entries
By Di Pearson, ,
3:14 AM Thu 18 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 Blue Water Pointscore Race - With the 70th edition of the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race looming, a large and varied field of 28 boats is entered for Race two of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Blue Water Pointscore Series (BWPS) to start off Point Piper at 10.00am on Saturday morning. ...
470 Men and Women Worlds - Vadlau and Ogar into pole position
By 470 International Association Class, ,
2:37 AM Thu 18 Sep 2014 GMT
Windy Wednesday didn't hold the breeze quite as forecast for the 470 Men and Women Worlds, with just two races held. Race 3 for the 470 Men blue fleet puts them on equal pegging with the yellow fleet, but still leaves the Men one race short of finishing the qualification series. ...
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Strong competition for RS:X fleets
By Olga Maslivets, International RS:X Class Assoc., ,
10:03 PM Wed 17 Sep 2014 GMT
At the ISAF Sailing World Championships in Santander, a strong offshore wind that established through the night was waiting for the RS:X participants at the race area Freixenet in front of the famous Sardinero beach. As always, a change of the wind causes changes in the results. The stronger the change - the more dramatic reshuffle we see. That was exactly the case for today! ...
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Burton leads ahead of Medal Race
By Cora Zillich, ,
9:28 PM Wed 17 Sep 2014 GMT
Tom Burton (NSW) will go into the final Laser Top 10 medal race at the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships in Santander, Spain on Thursday, 18 September with the narrowest of leads after just defending his overall first place in Wednesday’s racing. Only two points separate Burton from British Nick Thompson in second. ...
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Big breeze on day 6 + Video
By ISAF, ,
8:18 PM Wed 17 Sep 2014 GMT
Sailors awoke to big breeze in Santander for the sixth day of racing at the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships and with 64 scheduled races it was set to be a big Wednesday. Gusts of up to 30 knots were reported across the race track early on in the day and with an 11:00 local time start some of the fleets took to the water. ...
ISAF Sailing Worlds - The kind of form most sailors only dream about
By Robert Deaves, ,
7:23 PM Wed 17 Sep 2014 GMT
The UK’s Giles Scott produced the kind of form on the third day of the 2014 ISAF World Championships in Santander that most sailors only dream about. He picked up three more bullets for a perfect score after four races to lead overall from Jonathan Lobert (FRA) and Ed Wright (GBR). ...
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Quantum Racing ahead of target
By 52 Super Series, ,
6:24 PM Wed 17 Sep 2014 GMT
Steady consistency across the opening three races of the ZENITH Royal Cup Marina Ibiza sees Quantum Racing ahead of target as they seek to close out their second overall Barclays 52 Super Series title. The series leaders scored a 1,2,3 in Ibiza’s light and shifty conditions on a race course area which is laden with very subtle changes in wind direction and pressure. ...
ISAF Worlds Santander - 19 Rio 2016 Laser Radial spots awarded
By ISAF, ,
6:12 PM Wed 17 Sep 2014 GMT
The Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championship is the first Olympic Qualification regatta for the Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition with 50% of spots up for grabs across all ten events. ...
Santander 2014 ISAF Worlds - 21 broadcasters to take live coverage
By ISAF, ,
4:31 PM Wed 17 Sep 2014 GMT
Twenty one broadcasters have signed up to take live coverage from the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships. As well as unprecedented coverage from broadcasters, including ESPN (USA), BBC, OSN and beIN France, taking the championships to over 40 territories worldwide, the ISAF YouTube Channel will broadcast the action live. ...
America’s Cup: The Future is foiling – AC45s to be modified
By America's Cup, ,
10:25 AM Wed 17 Sep 2014 GMT
The six America’s Cup teams have agreed to a project that will see the existing fleet of AC45 catamarans modified into fully foiling catamarans for racing in the America’s Cup World Series (ACWS). The teams have also committed to continue to race the foiling AC45s on the America’s Cup World Series circuit in 2018, following the conclusion of the 35th America’s Cup in 2017. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Win a stopover trip by designing an ECsix T-Shirt
By Sail-World, ,
10:16 AM Wed 17 Sep 2014 GMT
Do you want to win a trip of a life time to any port of call along the Round the World Race in 2015? Great, because it is simple! All you have to do is design, scribble, write or draw a T-Shirt design and submit it online at www.ecsix.com/contest. 'You don’t have to be a designer to win, we are after the best creative idea that fits our brand' says ECsix’s Scott Vogel. ...
Red Bull 49erFX: On the eve of the Worlds in Santander
By Molly Meech and Alex Maloney, ,
9:52 AM Wed 17 Sep 2014 GMT
Red Bull 49erFX team of Molly Meech and Alex Maloney report just before Santander: This week has sped by in a blur! It feels like it was a few hours ago that we were here typing our last blog. It has been a cool week for us here in Santander, and the excitement is building for the first race day of the 2014 ISAF Worlds. ...
America's Cup: Ben Ainslie Racing launches partnership with Yamaha
By Sail-World, ,
9:21 AM Wed 17 Sep 2014 GMT
Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR) Team Principal, Sir Ben Ainslie, launched a new team partnership with Yamaha Motor in the UK. The occasion was the presentation of the first of the BAR team’s new 9.8m Scorpion Serket RIB chase boats, with twin Yamaha F225 engines, delivered at the Southampton Boat Show. ...
Rio 2016 Daylight the issue for Olympic sailing regatta
By Rob Kothe & Jedda Murphy, ,
4:29 AM Wed 17 Sep 2014 GMT
London 2012 49 Olympic Gold Medallist Nathan Outteridge signals major issue with Rio 2016 regatta
Plenty of boat park time at Santander World 2014 as the race organisers struggle to keep racing on track in light airs and in discussions this week, the Australian gave this assessment of a major issue looming for the sailing regatta in 2016 ...