|News for the Last 7 Days - World & Australia
Snowy Mountains Regatta declared a great success
By Matt Owen, Lake Jindabyne ,
8:17 AM Tue 4 Mar 2014 GMT
Lake Jindabyne Sailing Club hosted sailors from Canberra Yacht Club at the inaugural Snowy Mountains Regatta from 28th February to 2nd March. Thirty one boats competed in five races over the weekend in a variety of conditions. ...
JJ Giltinan Trophy: Kiwis take top two, Thurlow leads overall + Video *Feature
By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, Auckland, NZ ,
5:48 AM Tue 4 Mar 2014 GMT
Race 3 of the JJ Giltinan Trophy was sailed in light winds on Sydney Harbour on Tuesday afternoon, and on a day of surprises, the points table was split wide open.
Updated with full video from pre-race; the racing (two videos) and ashore - full interviews, plus a highlights package of all of the days action and interviews ...
America's Cup: Team Australia to launch AC45 on Thursday
By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, Auckland, NZ ,
4:28 AM Tue 4 Mar 2014 GMT
Team Australia, the Challenger of Record for the 35th America's Cup is expected to launch their AC45 on Sydney harbour on Thursday morning.
The team is expected to be sailing later that day an on the weekend. ...
Volvo Ocean Race 2015-15 - Not just a coat of paint
By Agathe Armand, ,
3:03 AM Tue 4 Mar 2014 GMT
So we’ve talked lots about naval architecture and technical specifications over the past few months. But what you first notice about our Volvo Ocean 65 fleet are the designs on the hulls and sails, right? All boats look different and they all represent something different, too. ...
The Mast Walk by Alex Thomson
By Sail-World, ,
2:11 AM Tue 4 Mar 2014 GMT
Solo round the world yachtsman Alex Thomson performs a daring feat on board his high-speed yacht, Hugo Boss.
In this video, he climbs up the 30-meter high mast of the moving vessel and dives into the ocean. ...
Just how hot can Metung get for the Etchells Victorian Championship?
By John Curnow, ,
1:45 AM Tue 4 Mar 2014 GMT
With 26 crews booked in, including three from NSW, the 2014 Etchells Victorian Championship is set to continue to provide the kind of close racing you’ve come to expect from the One Design class. The championship will be sailed out of the Metung Yacht Club from March 8 to 10 inclusive. The location is exceptionally picturesque with a good, fresh breeze blowing to power the fleet along. ...
Bound for Newcastle and the Audi IRC Australian Championships (Pt.I)
By John Curnow, ,
11:01 PM Mon 3 Mar 2014 GMT
Whether it is by road, rail, air or sea, Newcastle is accessible. This is something that a truly national championship could well do with. Add in a large, 180 berth, 3.1 hectare, protected marina that is around 10 minutes from the racetrack, along with all the onshore amenities you might need if you have some last minute repairs or final tweaks to attend to, and it does become a Lay Down Misère. ...
The resurrection of the Sydney to Mooloolaba Yacht Race
By Lisa Ratcliff, ,
10:24 PM Mon 3 Mar 2014 GMT
Following nearly a decade of being absent from Australia’s major bluewater calendar, the Sydney to Mooloolaba Yacht Race is back. Sydney’s Middle Harbour Yacht Club and Queensland’s Mooloolaba Yacht Club have reunited as organisers and revived the Category 2 passage race. But there’s a twist. ...
J/70 World Championship to take place in Newport
By J/Boats, ,
9:37 PM Mon 3 Mar 2014 GMT
The first ever J/70 World Championship will take place in Newport, R.I. from September 8th to 13th and hosted by New York Yacht Club. Races will be sailed on either Narragansett Bay or offshore on Rhode Island Sound, depending on weather conditions. Principal hosting partner for the event is Sail Newport, where boats will be docked for the event. ...
UK based Oakley Capital buys majority stake in North Technology Group
By Brigid Murphy, Milford, CT, USA ,
6:07 PM Mon 3 Mar 2014 GMT
North Technology Group (NTG) has confirmed that Oakley Capital Private Equity has acquired a majority stake in their diverse family of companies. Oakley is an investment vehicle founded by UK businessman and sailing enthusiast Peter Dubens. ...
SLAM 2014 Combined High Schools entries now open
By Rod Carter, Belmont ,
3:15 PM Mon 3 Mar 2014 GMT
The SLAM 2014 Combined High Schools (CHS) Championship Notice of Race, regatta information and online entry are now available. The regatta will be hosted on Lake Macquarie by Belmont 16ft Sailing Club. The CHS Championship will be raced from Saturday 12th April to Wednesday 16th April. ...
Youths follow in Olympian's wake at Wangi Youthsail
By Lyn McAllister, Wangi ,
3:10 PM Mon 3 Mar 2014 GMT
Tony Outteridge ( father of 2012 Olympic gold medallist , Nathan Outteridge ) and Wangi Amateur Sailing Club is hosting Youthsail Lake Mac on Sunday 9th March. The event will be held at Wangi RSL Amateur sailing Club, Wangi. The event is open to sailors under 19 years of age. ...
Clipper Round The World Race – Sir Robin Knox-Johnston on the restart
By Marina Thomas, ,
1:55 PM Mon 3 Mar 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race 2013-14, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, Chairman and Founder of the Clipper Race, has repaired the forestay bottlescrews of nine of the 12-strong Clipper 70 fleet with the rest being completed over the next day. ...
Clipper Round the World Race – Race 9 restarts in strong head winds
By Clipper Ventures, ,
1:23 PM Mon 3 Mar 2014 GMT
Race 9 of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race has restarted, with strong head winds, a solid current and rough seas around the entrance to the Taiwan Strait, warming up the crews for what they will face over the coming weeks. ...
Solo Trans-Tasman Race - Lisa Blair hunts for replacement vessel
By Tracey Johnstone, ,
12:21 PM Mon 3 Mar 2014 GMT
The youthful adventurer, Lisa Blair, set her sights on competing in next month’s Solo Trans-Tasman Race, but sadly her chartered yacht was recently sold, so now she is on the urgent hunt for a replacement vessel. ...
Lou Abrahams funeral details released
By Di Pearson, ,
11:50 AM Mon 3 Mar 2014 GMT
The following information has been released by the Abrahams family in relation to Lou Abrahams funeral details. ...
JJ Giltinan Trophy: Gotta Love It 7 sneaks a second win *Feature
By Frank Quealey, Sydney Harbour ,
10:47 AM Mon 3 Mar 2014 GMT
Defending champion Seve Jarvin and the Gotta Love It 7 team Sam Newton and Scott Babbage scored their second win of the 2014 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship when they took out the Re-sail of Race 1 on Sydney Harbour today.
The win gives the team a great start in defence of the title, but the win today was far from easy. ...
Photographic Exhibition - Come eye-to-eye with whales in life-size
By Jude Timms, ,
9:48 AM Mon 3 Mar 2014 GMT
Photographic Exhibition - A remarkable photographic exhibition that brings visitors up close and personal with stunning life-size images of whales will open at the Australian National Maritime Museum this April. ...
Sail Mooloolaba - Notice of Race and online entry available
By Darren Spence, ,
9:33 AM Mon 3 Mar 2014 GMT
Sail Mooloolaba 2014 is now open for business with the notice of race and on line entry now available. This year, Sail Mooloolaba has started on its way to becoming the premier multi discipline sailing event, if not the only multi discipline sailing event. ...
JJ Giltinan Trophy: Gotta Love It 7 takes second win on Day 2
By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, ,
5:40 AM Mon 3 Mar 2014 GMT
Race 1 of the JJ Giltinan Trophy was sailed in light winds on Sydney Harbour on Monday afternoon
The race was due to start at 3.00pm Sydney time, being the resail of Saturday's race.
Includes highlights video and interviews ashore for Race 1. ...
Quick Clipper pitstop in Hong Kong
By Guy Nowell, Editor, Sail-World Asia, Hong Kong ,
4:40 AM Mon 3 Mar 2014 GMT
Clipper GREAT Britain arrived at RHKYC Middle Island at 0752 on Saturday morning, and at 0906h was pronounced ready to go again by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston. Racing in the Clipper fleet was cancelled when first one, and then three, forestay bottlescrews failed en route Singapore-Qingdao. 'There are always teething problems with new boats… this is just one of those things that need looking at,' said ...
JJ Giltinan Trophy: Race Replay and interviews from Day 2
By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, ,
7:59 PM Sun 2 Mar 2014 GMT
Full replays from shoreside before the start of Day 2 of the JJ Giltinan Trophy, plus the race itself, and then the post-race analysis and comments.
This premier event has attracted 34 boats from six countries, and is providing some top competition, with the light and fickle weather making a test of its own for the crews. ...
America's Cup- Fast foils-a conversation with Paul Bieker, part I *Feature
By David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, Seattle ,
7:35 PM Sun 2 Mar 2014 GMT
Paul Bieker is one of the core designers credited with 'super-charging' Oracle Team USA’s 'USA 17' last September during the 34th America's Cup. I recently caught up with Bieker at a local Seattle pub for part one of this two-part interview to get his thoughts on how AC34 was won, his design role for AC35, as well as his thoughts on the future of America’s Cup Racing. ...
JJ Giltinan Trophy: Seven has Gotta Love the light on Day 2
By Frank Quealey, ,
9:29 AM Sun 2 Mar 2014 GMT
Following yesterday’s anti-climax when racing was abandoned after two attempts to complete a full course, Race 2 of the 2014 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship, sponnsored by Sydney City Marine, went without major incident on Sydney Harbour today. ...
Tasmanian Open Optimist Championship 2014 – Event report
By Peter Campbell, ,
9:28 AM Sun 2 Mar 2014 GMT
Tasmanian Open Optimist Championship 2014 - A fleet of 56 boats, a record for a single-handed class in this State, contested the Tasmanian championship at Sandy Bay Sailing Club ...