|News for the Last 7 Days - World & Australia
2014 Rolex Swan Cup - Eleventh-hour victories
By Jennifer Hall, ,
4:18 AM Mon 15 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Swan Cup - Light-to-medium airs on the Costa Smeralda made for a tense and exciting showdown to the Rolex Swan Cup. Five of the six divisions in the 93-boat fleet were in doubt until the very end. The only runaway winner was the Romanian Swan 42 OD, Natalia, which won the 12-boat division by a good margin from the fast-improving Magical Mystery Tour helmed by Ed Leask. ...
Extreme Sailing Series - Kiwis clinch Act win in Istanbul + Video
By Extreme Sailing Series, ,
3:34 AM Mon 15 Sep 2014 GMT
In some of the best conditions the fleet have raced in all year, you couldn’t have scripted a better final to the Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 6 in Istanbul, and the fans on shore and following around the world were rewarded with a nail bitingly close, down to the wire shoot out after 31 races. ...
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Impressive to sail out of the Golden Gate
By Cayard Sailing, ,
2:37 AM Mon 15 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Paul Cayard reports: One race was scheduled for today. After a brief postponement waiting for wind, the race started at 11:30 under blue skies and a moderate 12 knot breeze. The course for all the fleets on the Fort Mason race track took us outside the Golden Gate bridge for to a buoy off Pt. Diablo. It's always impressive to sail out through the Golden Gate. ...
Extreme Sailing Series - Istanbul delivers four days of great racing
By Land Rover Sailing, ,
2:08 AM Mon 15 Sep 2014 GMT
The stunning city of Istanbul has delivered in spades for Act 6 of the 2014 Extreme Sailing Series™ with four days of spectacular action in the Land Rover backed Stadium Racing circuit. ...
ISAF Sailing Worlds Santander - Day 3 images by Sail-World.com
By Sail-World.com, ,
12:00 AM Mon 15 Sep 2014 GMT
The Sail-World.com team was on deck for day three of the ISAF Sailing Worlds in Santander to capture these images. ...
Extreme Sailing Series: Emirates Team NZ bounces back for series win
By Warren Douglas, ,
10:23 PM Sun 14 Sep 2014 GMT
Emirates Team New Zealand has won Act 6 of the Extreme Sailing series today in Istanbul in the dramatic final race of the regatta.
After 30 races, Dean Barker and his crew - Glenn Ashby, James Dagg, Jeremy Lomas and Edwin De Laat - waited for the final double points race to leap frog The Wave, Muscat and take home the trophy. ...
Santander 2014 ISAF Worlds - Light winds and current test six classes
By ISAF, ,
9:19 PM Sun 14 Sep 2014 GMT
The third day of racing at the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships was a tough affair with light winds and a strong current testing the sailors across the six fleets on the water. The Laser, Laser Radial and Men's and Women's RS:X were joined by the Men's and Women's 470 fleets on the third day of racing as they kick started their competition. Includes Highlights Video. ...
ISAF Sailing World: Australian Sailing Team have tricky Day 3 + Video
By Cora Zillich, ,
8:22 PM Sun 14 Sep 2014 GMT
At the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships it was a slow third day with little or no wind, waiting and reduced racing as well as frustration for the sailors. For the Australian Sailing Team, the Laser and Radials commenced gold fleet racing, the RS:X conclude their qualification series, as well as the start of 470 competition. ...
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Day 3 images by Jesus Renedo
By Jesus Renedo, ,
8:16 PM Sun 14 Sep 2014 GMT
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Day 3 images by Jesus Renedo ...
Marseille One Design 2014 - GC32 Armin Strom blitzes final day
By The Great Cup, ,
7:18 PM Sun 14 Sep 2014 GMT
A light forecast didn’t look promising for the fourth and final day’s racing on Marseille’s Roucas Blanc, but the breeze filled in and built to around 15 knots at lunch time and the race committee was able to squeeze in four races before the final cut off of 15:00 local time. For the first time in this regatta, the sea breeze today was from the southwest. ...
Santander 49ers: Olympic Gold Medallist says two into 90 does not go!! *Feature
By Rob Kothe & Jedda Murphy, ,
4:56 PM Sun 14 Sep 2014 GMT
A chaotic battle is looming in Santander as the big Olympic Skiff fleet battles against the numbers in the qualifying stage of this 2014 World Championship.
The 49er boat park is full to overflowing in Santander with 90 boats currently entered and possibly 92 likely to be racing and there is a big spread in the experience and quality ...
GBR aiming for first ever Nacra 17 Games berth at Santander Worlds
By Lindsey Bell, ,
4:43 PM Sun 14 Sep 2014 GMT
It’s only the second World Championship for the new Olympic multihull, brought in for the Rio 2016 cycle, and follows on from the 2013 event in The Hague, Netherlands, where British pairing Ben Saxton and Hannah Diamond claimed the silver medal in the inaugural world event. Ten country qualification spots for the Rio 2016 Games will be up for grabs in the Nacra 17 class this week. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Man and sail overboard as Leg 0 serves up drama
By Volvo Ocean Race, ,
4:09 PM Sun 14 Sep 2014 GMT
The dress rehearsal, which does not count towards Volvo Ocean Race points, climaxed with a thrilling finish just before day-break on Sunday morning with five of the seven boats arriving within 20 minutes of each other and the sixth completing the two-day return trip from Alicante to Palma, Majorca a further 16 minutes later. ...
ISAF Sailing World Championships Santander 2014 – Images by Dan Ibsen
By Dan Ibsen, ,
3:32 PM Sun 14 Sep 2014 GMT
ISAF Sailing World Championships Santander 2014 – Images by Dan Ibsen ...
Santander Worlds – already a spectator success
By Dan Ibsen, ,
2:36 PM Sun 14 Sep 2014 GMT
Sunday in Santander, Spain- The sun is shining, light winds and ten thousands of people are out and about watching the activities at Santander 2015. On the promenade, along the boat parks and at the city waterfront.
Sailors are certainly not used to a huge interest from the public, but here in Santander it’s clear that the city and its citizens really enjoy having this Sailing World Champions ...
ISAF Sailing World Championships Santander 2014 - Day 3 morning report
By Daniel Smith, ,
10:18 AM Sun 14 Sep 2014 GMT
It will be a light wind start to the day and those conditions will move into the afternoon. The direction will be changeable but it is scheduled to stabilise as the afternoon progresses with a north easterly breeze on the cards. At 14:00 four-six knots are of breeze has been predicted and that will increase to 8-10 knots at 17:00. ...
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Tales from the extreme
By Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, ,
10:03 AM Sun 14 Sep 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - The best of today's blogs from the boats. It's Leg zero, and all seven boats compete against each other for the first time. Here's what's happening on board... ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Latest starter wins opening race
By Volvo Ocean Race, ,
8:27 AM Sun 14 Sep 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Team Vestas Wind entered the race last, but they are ready. Chris Nicholson’s men proved it at dawn this Sunday, winning Leg 0 in Alicante. ...
2014 J/70 World Championship - Healy, Abdullah, Becker and Borges win
By Jan Harley, ,
5:25 AM Sun 14 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 J/70 World Championship - For the final day of the 2014 J/70 World Championship presented by Helly Hansen, the New York Yacht Club Race Committee brought the fleet back out to Rhode Island Sound where three races were run in eight - fourteen knots of breeze. ...
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Full-blown, once again
By Barby MacGowan, ,
4:22 AM Sun 14 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - It blew 20 knots and above for a third straight day at the Rolex Big Boat Series, and with six races under their sailing belts, eight of ten classes – HPR, BAMA/Multihull, J/70, J/105, J/111, J/120, Melges 24, Express 37 – are counting on one last race (the traditional 'Bay Tour') tomorrow to either seal their deals or steal into top-three positions ...
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Farr 40 Day 3
By Tink Chambers, ,
2:12 AM Sun 14 Sep 2014 GMT
Day three of the Rolex Big Boat Series began on a somber note for the Farr 40 class, which paid tribute to a fallen family member prior to racing. All 15 boats in the fleet flew a black flag from the backstay and before going into sequence for Race five circled sailed one-by-one past Flojito y Cooperando to show support for the team and pay respect to the memory of co-owner Bernardo Minkow ...
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Day 2 images from Sail-World.com
By Sail-World.com, ,
1:21 AM Sun 14 Sep 2014 GMT
Sail-World.com's team was on site for day two in Santander at the ISAF Sailing World Championships to capture these images. ...
America's Cup: Luna Rossa sailing with two foiling AC45's + Video
By Luna Rossa Media, ,
10:06 PM Sat 13 Sep 2014 GMT
After Luna Rossa Piranha, who has been sailing since July 1st, today Luna Rossa Swordfish – the second AC45 with which the team is developing its design and training for the 35th America’s Cup – also started sailing again in Cagliari.
The Protocol of the 35th America’s Cup in fact allows the modification of any component of the AC45 catamarans – used in past editions of the America’s Cup World ...
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Australia qualifies for Rio Olympic Laser class
By Cora Zillich, ,
9:33 PM Sat 13 Sep 2014 GMT
The Laser - Men’s One Person Dingy and Laser Radial - Women’s One Person Dingy - fleets started the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships and concluded the qualification series after two days of racing on Saturday, 13 September local time. ...
Extreme Sailing: Emirates Team NZ retain second overall
By Warren Douglas, ,
9:28 PM Sat 13 Sep 2014 GMT
The stage is set for a thrilling but nerve-wracking final day tomorrow of the sixth round of Extreme Sailing Series at Istanbul.
It’s tight at the top but with a possible eight races, the last one scoring double points, there’s every chance the leader board could be in for a massive shakeup. ...