|News for the Last 7 Days - World & Australia
America's Cup: Spectacular video of Emirates Team NZ under Golden Gate
5:15 AM Fri 24 May 2013 GMT
Spectacular Am-Cam video of Emirates Team New Zealand's blast under the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, from the New Zealand challenger's first sail at the venue of the 34th America's Cup.
Wind was about 16kts maximum, and seas described by the team as flat.
Other video from the same sources shows Luna Rossa doing her runs. ...
Delta Lloyd Regatta – Consistent day 3 for Australian crews
By Craig Heydon, ,
1:42 AM Fri 24 May 2013 GMT
2013 Delta Lloyd Regatta third day of racing got underway in Medemblik, Holland. Australian sailors have retaken the lead in two classes ...
America's Cup: Review Recommendations not expected to be an easy meal *Feature
By Richard Gladwell,
1:18 AM Fri 24 May 2013 GMT
There could be some belching in San Francisco before teams digest and maybe sign-off the 37 recommendations served up by the America’s Cup Regatta Director, Iain Murray yesterday.
The recommendations came on the back of a fatal accident on the Swedish AC72, and triggered the commissioning of a six person panel, by event organisers. Includes two videos of the first sail with three AC72's together ...
FLIR cross Princess Leia with an Imperial Stormtrooper + Video
By John Curnow,
12:35 AM Fri 24 May 2013 GMT
Yes. You do need to see this to believe it. FLIR Systems has recently launched their new maritime products and heading up the show, is the truly spectacular MU Series, which with its buns on the side of its head and shiny, white plastic cover, certainly does look like something from Star Wars. ...
America's Cup: Images from San Francisco Bay - First sail for three
By Erik Simonson, www.pressure-drop.us, San Francisco ,
11:07 PM Thu 23 May 2013 GMT
For the first time three America's Cup AC72 catamarans were sailing on San Francisco Bay, today. Erik Simonson of www.pressure-drop.us was on the water and filed this gallery of images of the action. ...
Delta Lloyd Regatta - Dutch teams make the most of day 3
By Delta Lloyd Regatta, ,
9:14 PM Thu 23 May 2013 GMT
At the Delta Lloyd Regatta in Medemblik, the Dutch teams made the most of day three. At the end of the day, a Dutch boat is in the top three of all classes at the exception of the 49er where Holland is not represented. Pieter Jan Postma in the Finn and the Sonar team of Udo Essel took it all in the three races sailed in freezing conditions. They are now in the lead. ...
Trofeo Conde de Godo - Tit-for-tat racing in Barcelona
By 52 Super Series, ,
8:11 PM Thu 23 May 2013 GMT
At the Trofeo Conde de Godo, in breezes which built from ten knots for Race 1, to a sparkling 16-18 knots for the third heat, it was a day marked by tit-for-tat racing between the two rivals with the current 52 Super Series champions laying down the early marker by winning Race 1 comfortably. ...
Finn World Masters - Show spoiled in La Rochelle + Video
By Robert Deaves, ,
7:44 PM Thu 23 May 2013 GMT
Thursday’s show at the Finn World Masters La Rochelle was spoiled by too much wind. With the wind whistling through the rigging all morning, the sailors waited ashore under postponement for a final announcement at 14.30. By this time, the wind afloat had moderated to 14-16 knots and the first fleet was sent out. ...
America's Cup: Three AC72's sail on San Francisco Bay
By Richard Gladwell,
7:41 PM Thu 23 May 2013 GMT
Three AC72's sailed on San Francisco Bay today, Friday May 23. The three teams Defender, Oracle Team USA, and Challengers, Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa (ITA) sailed in moderate winds which increased during the day. ...
EFPT Aqualeto Cup - Tow-in and hopes for wind continue on day 4 +Video
By EFPT, ,
6:57 PM Thu 23 May 2013 GMT
Day four of the European Freestyle Pro Tour (EFPT) Aqualeto Cup and on this day, a tow-in competition with prize money, a big press conference and the praying for wind continues. With very light wind forecast we started off our day at 10.00 am's skippers meeting in the hotel area with the decision of running the tow-in competition with 1.000€ prize money today. ...
NeilPryde Racing Series continues global tour
By NeilPryde, ,
4:57 PM Thu 23 May 2013 GMT
The NeilPryde Racing Series is continuing its 2013 global tour with the initial stopovers in Myanmar, Singapore, Qingdao and Pattaya. The NeilPryde Windsurfing Racing Series is unique in that it provides a platform for windsurfers of all levels, ages and ability to compete together on a level playing field on the ISAF windsurfing one-design class, the RS:One. ...
America's Cup: Artemis Racing continuing for time being in Regatta
By Paul Cayard,
11:17 AM Thu 23 May 2013 GMT
May 22, 2013: Statement from Challenger of Record, Artemis Racing (SWE):
Artemis Racing is back to work. We will only race if our sailing team believes they are safe racing AC72s. This confidence will be dependent on many criteria, one of the most important of which is the new safety criteria and rules changes that the America’s Cup organizers and competitors will adopt. ...
America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ welcomes Murray's report
By Warren Douglas,
11:10 AM Thu 23 May 2013 GMT
Emirates Team New Zealand welcomes the finding of the committee reviewing the fatal incident involving the Artemis Racing AC72. The committee’s recommendations were released today in San Francisco.
Managing director Grant Dalton said the team supports the review committee’s recommendations in principle. 'They are prudent and reasonable,' he said. ...
Rolex Fastnet Race - Capturing the hearts and souls of millions
By Louay Habib, ,
10:32 AM Thu 23 May 2013 GMT
Royal Ocean Racing Club's iconic 608-mile race around the Fastnet Rock has captured the hearts and souls of millions of people since 1925. This August, The Rolex Fastnet Race will have the largest number of participants in its 89-year history. Over 350 yachts, and as many as 380 yachts, from five continents and over 22 different countries will be taking part. ...
Delta Lloyd Regatta - Breezy day in Medemblik + Video
By Iasonas Georgaris,
10:12 AM Thu 23 May 2013 GMT
Second day of racing in the Delta Lloyd Regatta tested sailor's fitness and the equipment. Wind averaging 25 knots and picking at 30, throughout the day made for physical racing ...
Delta Lloyd Regatta – Challenging day
By Craig Heydon,
10:11 AM Thu 23 May 2013 GMT
At the Delta Lloyd Regatta in Holland today strong winds have made for a challenging day for sailors and officials alike. After an opening day of mainly light conditions crews in Medemblik were greeted with 25 to 30 knot winds on Wednesday, limiting the amount of racing possible. ...
Offshore racing yachtsmen Hedley Calvert dies in Hobart
By Peter Campbell,
10:02 AM Thu 23 May 2013 GMT
Hedley Calvert, one of Tasmanian most prominent and successful offshore racing yachtsmen over a sailing career spanning five decades, died in Hobart today in his 80th year, after an extended illness. ...
Finn Masters, Maier makes most of moving day
By Robert Deaves, ,
9:15 AM Thu 23 May 2013 GMT
Moving day at the Finn World Masters in La Rochelle; is day everything changes, the day between the beginning and the end. ...
America's Cup: Regatta Director presents safety recommendations early
By Richard Gladwell,
8:37 AM Thu 23 May 2013 GMT
Iain Murray, wearing the dual hats of America's Cup Regatta Director and Head of the Golden Gate Yacht Club's AC Review Committee has presented a series of findings, more than a week sooner than expected. ...
Navionc´s SonarCharts a fishing dream
By Garry Linacre,
8:08 AM Thu 23 May 2013 GMT
SonarCharts exposes incredible seabed detail not available on existing cartography. Using its proprietary process developed over many years. ...
Day two of EFPT Aqualeto Cup + video
By Hanna Poschinger,
11:41 PM Wed 22 May 2013 GMT
Not enough wind but a bunch of motivated riders and an awesome organisation. ...
Norah head lighthouse turned off for repair
By AAP Medianet, ,
11:31 AM Wed 22 May 2013 GMT
Norah head lighthouse turned off for repair today. ...
Southern Spars and the new era of Grand Prix racing yachts
By Josh Impey,
10:20 AM Wed 22 May 2013 GMT
With an order book bursting with projects – four America’s Cup AC72 wing sails, up to ten Volvo 65’ One Design rigs, multiple superyacht rigs and a new era of Grand Prix racing rigs, all in 2013 – it’s clear that Southern Spars is leading the way with design, technology and manufacturing of composite spars and rigging. ...
The General’ outflanks the fleet and wins the War in the West
9:24 AM Wed 22 May 2013 GMT
Only weeks after securing a dominant season of offshore IRC racing and receiving the prestigious Siska trophy for their efforts, the ‘General Lee’ team have dominated the 1440nm Fremantle to Bali Race.
The 11m Bakewell-White design stunned the fleet by leading around the first two rounding marks but eventually had to concede line honours to the 29m canting keel maxi 'Super Sled' ...
Dangerous surf conditions for mid NSW coast
By Roads and Maritime Services, ,
6:24 AM Wed 22 May 2013 GMT
An alert has been issued by Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) after a Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) warning about dangerous surf conditions from Seal Rocks to Coffs Harbour from Friday. ...
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