|News for the Last 7 Days - World & Australia
Volvo Ocean Race: Team SCA has a 'pull through day' off the Canaries
By Team SCA, ,
9:54 AM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
Team Alvimedica and Team Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing have completed their second Trans-Atlantic crossings, and in the Canary Islands, Team SCA, Team Brunel, and Team Campos are engaged in the Around Canary Island Race - a 650nm trip around the Canary Islands. Here's Team SCA's latest blog from the Around Canary Island Race: ...
No tiller sailing - how to steer using just the sails + Video
By Miranda Powrie, Auckland ,
9:00 AM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
Miranda from Weta has put together a helpful video on how to steer a boat using just the sails, no tiller sailing.
It's a good training exercise, not only for learning how to sail faster but also just in case something happens to your rudder!
This is applicable to every sailor, in any class, and a great training exercise. ...
International Moth Worlds: Three bullets in a row for Greenhalgh
By Mark Jardine, ,
8:18 AM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
Blue fleet made up for their lost race from Saturday and then sailed two more races in the best of the breeze. Yellow fleet were too far East to get the full effect of this and only managed a single race in what was a long day on the water for them. ...
FIXMYBOAT.com.au – Browse, compare and decide
By FixMyBoat, ,
4:11 AM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
FixMyBoat is an innovative online business that connects boat owners with businesses in the marine service industry. It creates a new and necessary direction for the marine industry, an online option that is the way of the future. ...
Airlie Beach Race: Anniversary regatta to farewell Airlie Race star
By Tracey Johnstone, ,
3:22 AM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
The Vision Surveys 25th Airlie Beach Race Week, which starts on the 8th August 2014, is the farewell regatta for Storm 2, a stalwart of the regatta for the last ten years and perennial Cruising Division line honours star. ...
Cold and foggy conditions for Victorian Match Racing Championship
By Pam Scrivenor, Sydney ,
2:19 AM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
The sailors were greeted on day one with choppy seas and 15 kts WSW wind for the start of racing in the Victorian Match Racing Championship. Ten teams took to the water on Sandringham Yacht club’s fleet of six Beneteau 7.5 yachts. Racing commenced on time with the race committee rolling through the flights and the boat change over team working perfectly. ...
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 0 Opening
By Patrik Pollak, ,
2:13 AM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
Racing at the BIC Techno 293 One Design World Championship 2014 did not start yet, but many dreams and visions has been fulfilled already. ...
Fuerteventura World Cup - Slalom action highlights day 2
By PKRA, ,
2:06 AM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
Day two of the Fuerteventura Kiteboarding Grand Slam featured the exciting discipline of slalom, with a total of four rounds run for both the men’s and the women’s fleets. Bibiana Magaji swept all four races of the lady’s fleet and Julien Kerneur led the men’s. ...
'Honey, Let's Go Boating!' next best-seller for Finkelstein *Feature
By Jeni Bone, ,
12:42 AM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
The next boating Bible from dealer/broker and author, Darren Finkelstein is poised to release: 'Honey, let’s go BOATING!'
According to Darren, it was the logical next step after 'Honey Let’s Buy a Boat!' ...
2014 Governor's Cup - Sam Gilmour of RFBYC victorious again
By Nancy Mellon, Corona del Mar, CA ,
11:10 PM Sun 20 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Governor's Cup - On the final day of racing, only the top four teams competed, since the other eight teams matches were completed on Friday. The racers from those teams were able to watch the finals in comfort from spectator boats. RFBYC and SDYC each won two races in hotly contested tacking duels, despite the light wind and changing conditions. ...
Magnetic Island Race Week: new faces in fleet as entries near closing
By Tracey Johnstone, Australia ,
10:39 PM Sun 20 Jul 2014 GMT
There are fresh faces among the crowd lining up to enjoy the stunning racing in this year’s SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week being held from 28th August to 2nd September 2014. With one month to go to the close of entries, Regatta Chairman, Paul Victory, is feeling quietly chuffed by the influx of the new boats among the building fleet ...
Farr 40 West Coast Champ - Skipper Alberto Rossi leads Enfant Terrible
By Tink Chambers, Santa Barbara ,
8:56 PM Sun 20 Jul 2014 GMT
Skipper Alberto Rossi and his team aboard Enfant Terrible sure know how to close out a tight regatta. Holding a narrow one-point lead going into the final day of the Farr 40 West Coast Championship, the Italians went out and won the opening race then survived a match race duel with chief challenger Flash Gordon 6 during the second race to secure the overall victory. ...
2014 Brisbane Boat Show - Set to add new features
By John Daffy, Brisbane ,
8:18 PM Sun 20 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Brisbane Boat Show - Organisers of the Brisbane Boat Show are exploring new options to widen the appeal of the boat show even further when it makes its return to the RNA’s Brisbane Showgrounds in mid-September. ...
Flying Dutchman World Championships - Magyars are the Masters
By Alan Henderson, United Kingdom ,
2:31 PM Sun 20 Jul 2014 GMT
One race was sailed on the final day of the Flying Dutchman Worlds at Largs to seal the Championship. Competitors enjoyed a lay day on Thursday, with many taking a trip on the Paddle Steamer Waverly around the island of Arran. Friday was scheduled to be a racing day, but 35 knots of winds prevented any sailing. ...
Final day shakes up standings at Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek
By Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Race Week 2014, ,
1:02 PM Sun 20 Jul 2014 GMT
After the unprecedented abandonment of racing for all classes yesterday, the pressure was on to get a final race (or more) completed, introduce the drop in some classes, and give everyone a fighting final day chance. The forecast wasn't looking great and after approximately an hour searching for some breeze, Principal Race Officer Simon James set a startline. ...
Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Race 2014; Harbour Warm Up
By Crosbie Lorimer, Sydney ,
7:49 AM Sun 20 Jul 2014 GMT
The phrase 'warm up' might perhaps be something of a misnomer for those yacht crews working up their boats on Sydney Harbour over this weekend, in preparation for next weekend's start of the Land Rover Sydney to Gold Coast Race. The strong south-westerly winds all weekend were decidedly chilly and were made the more unpleasant by periodic coastal showers. ...
Date announced for the 41st Gosford to Lord Howe Island Yacht Race
By G2LHI Media, ,
7:41 AM Sun 20 Jul 2014 GMT
Whilst the date is a week earlier in the year than the past two running's, the scheduling is based on the necessity for the GSC to work around Easter and the NSW school holidays. This helps alleviate accommodation difficulties on the Island during their peak season. ...
2014 Melbourne to Vanuatu Race - Sounds nice this time of year
By Lynda Brayton, Melbourne ,
5:36 AM Sun 20 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Melbourne to Vanuatu Race - We all relish the opportunity to sail in the sun in the yachting uniform of shorts and t-shirts. Mid-winter in Melbourne, the next best option is to sail from a winter destination to a sunny destination shedding layers as you go. ...
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Waiting game on Day 3
By Duncan Worthington, Phuket ,
3:32 AM Sun 20 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - The signs were ominous as the boats left the anchorage on day three of the 2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek. Grey skies, no rustling in the trees and confusing reports from the weather pros. ...
International Moth Worlds: Thunderstorms delay racing on Day 1
By Mark Jardine, ,
2:42 AM Sun 20 Jul 2014 GMT
The thunderstorms which have been plaguing the UK in recent days led to a two hour postponement ashore. The helms were released at midday with the first race started in 13 knots of wind at 13.15. Course setting was made very tricky with the wind swinging through around 90 degrees and ranging from 3 to 14 knots. ...
Fuerteventura World Cup - Impressive tricks on day 1
By PKRA, ,
12:05 AM Sun 20 Jul 2014 GMT
The first day of the 2014 Fuerteventura World Cup experienced early strong winds in the typical side-offshore direction. At noon, the men’s freestyle trials and the first heats of the competition began, where riders channeled their motivation to perform their most impressive tricks in the classic Fuerteventura conditions. ...
2014 Governor's Cup - Two former winners in the finals
By Nancy Mellon, Corona del Mar, CA ,
10:34 PM Sat 19 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Governor's Cup - With the great weather conditions, the Race Committee completed all the matches except the finals, which will happen on Saturday starting about noon. Racing in the finals will be the team from Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club, Australia led by 2013 winner Sam Gilmour, with Adam Negri and Storm Brown. ...
America's Cup: Iain Murray explains reasons for Australian withdrawal *Feature
By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, Auckland, New Zealand ,
10:28 PM Sat 19 Jul 2014 GMT
Hamilton Island Yacht Club CEO, Iain Murray told Sail-World that the decision to withdraw from the 35th America’s Cup was only made in the last 48 hours.
'This challenge has grown to the point where the gap between the commercial side and the competitive costs' are out of HIYC’s comfort zone ...
2014 ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Set to start
By Dave Perry, Southport, CT ,
9:54 PM Sat 19 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - The inaugural ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship is set to start Wednesday, July 23 in Helsinki, Finland. 16 nations will be represented, with sailors all under 23 years old. ...
PWA Pozo World Cup - Moreno twins dominate home spot
By Chris Yates, ,
9:36 PM Sat 19 Jul 2014 GMT
The penultimate day of the PWA Gran Canaria Wind and Waves Festival saw the juniors return to action for the final time this week, whilst only the winners’ and losers’ finals remain in the women’s fleet. Iballa Moreno and Daida Moreno once again proved unstoppable at their home spot as they set up another mouthwatering tie to decide the Queen of Pozo. ...