|News for the Last 7 Days - World & Australia
International Moth Worlds: Greenhalgh and Rashley tied at the top
By Mark Jardine, YachtsandYachting.com, ,
4:50 PM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
International Moth World Championships – It's more like Costa del Hayling at the moment - sweltering heat and little wind make it great for sunbathers and ice cream vans, but less so for the Moth fleet. The race committee made the most of the breeze that did come in and managed to get two races in for Yellow fleet and one for Blue fleet, bringing the Qualifying Series to a close after five races. ...
PWA Pozo World Cup - Fantastic finale determines winners
By Chris Yates, ,
2:32 PM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
The final day of the PWA Gran Canaria Wind and Waves Festival lived up to expectations as Pozo provided a full day of fantastic competition - spanning nine action packed hours - to conclude the event. By the end of the day a result had been gained in both the men’s and women’s division as Victor Fernandez produced a magnificent display to be crowned the champion of Pozo for the fifth time. ...
Anna Tunnicliffe set to compete at the CrossFit Games
By Anna Tunnicliffe, Pittsburgh, PA ,
2:14 PM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
Twice Rolex Sailor of the Year and Olympic Gold medalist, Anna Tunnicliffe (USA) alternates between sailing aboard Alinghi in the Extreme Sailing Series, and chasing a serious ranking in the world of CrossFit. Starting in a few days time, are the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games, in Carson CA. Then it will be back on the Extreme 40's in Wales. ...
J24 Association to hold 'Measuring Day’ at Cronulla Sailing Club
By J24 Australia, ,
1:58 PM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
The J24 Association of NSW will be holding a 'Measuring Day’ at Cronulla Sailing Club on Sunday 17 August. Anyone wishing to obtain a measuring certificate for their boat can come along that day. Please register your interest with either myself, email@example.com, or your club rep, Mick Reynolds. ...
Bic Technos are now invited to take part in Sail Melbourne
By Richard Scarr, Hobart ,
1:46 PM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
Australian RS:X and Techno Associations are now invited to take part in Sail Melbourne. If you are interested in taking part in Sail Melbourne and need a charter board contact either firstname.lastname@example.org or Glide Industries. ...
Search for Australia's hottest sailors
By Fran Burke, Sydney ,
1:29 PM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
Casting call – calling all sailors! Henri Lloyd is again putting the call out for Australia’s hottest sailors! Rugged good looks, slightly salty around the edges or that bigger than life personality? Then they want you. The search is open to all sailors attending Audi Hamilton Island Race Week in August 2014, with Henri Lloyd looking for 10 gorgeous, fit sailors to take to the runway. ...
America's Cup: Oracle Team USA holds foiling camp at Wangi SC
By Oracle Team USA, ,
11:12 AM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
Oracle Team USA present two videos from their foiling training camp at Wangi SC in Australia.
First Andrew Campbell (USA) gives his view of the camp, and in the second various team members contribute their thoughts on skipper Jimmy Spithill baring all on a foiling moth. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Abu Dhabi OR completes double Atlantic crossing
By Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, ,
10:31 AM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
After a long voyage in cramped conditions, with no washing facilities and only frozen dried meals to eat, the Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR) team was eager for food, cold drinks and warm showers when they safely reached Gosport on the English south coast. ...
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. ...
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By FixMyBoat, ,
4:11 AM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
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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. ...