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EFPT Aqualeto Cup day 6
By Hanna Poschinger, ,
9:41 PM Sat 25 May 2013 GMT
At the EFPT Aqualeto Cup, a lot of praying for wind, some hard work for the riders and a completed single and double elimination were the achievements for today. The skippers meeting, to finish the single elimination, was scheduled for 06.30 am today to catch the potential best conditions of the day. ...
Heinzemann, Mitchell receive Petro-Canada FACE program grant
By Sail Canada, ,
8:01 PM Sat 25 May 2013 GMT
Sail Canada is happy to announce that Alexander Heinzemann and Steve Mitchell are recipients of the Petro-Canada Fuelling Athletes and Coaching Excellence (FACE) program. Petro-Canada, a Suncor Energy business, awards 50 athlete and coach pairings with $8,000 to help fuel their sport dreams. ...
Trofeo Conde de Godo - Azzurra under constant pressure
By 52 Super Series,
6:20 PM Sat 25 May 2013 GMT
At the Trofeo Conde de Godo, although Azzurra lead into the final day, after two fast, challenging races in fresh SE’ly winds Saturday, the defending 52 Super Series champions remain under consistently high pressure from Quantum Racing. ...
Women's College Sailor of the Year and Women's All-Americans
By Jennifer Mitchell, Minneapolis, MN ,
5:28 PM Sat 25 May 2013 GMT
Quantum Women’s College Sailor of the Year award and ICSA Women’s All-American Team were announced at the final banquet for the Sperry Top-Sider/ICSA Women’s National Championships in St. Petersburg, Fla. at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg. ...
Delta Lloyd Regatta - Thrilling final day in Medemblik
By Delta Lloyd Regatta,
4:20 PM Sat 25 May 2013 GMT
At the Delta Lloyd Regatta, the new format experienced in the Eurosaf Champions Sailing Cup - with the emphasis put on the last medal race - created the expected thrill and drama in Medemblik. Five of the earlier leaders have lost top place during the Medal race which have opened the field for the top six boats. ...
America's Cup: Images from San Francisco - Workout on Day 2
By Gilles Martin-Raget,
1:02 PM Sat 25 May 2013 GMT
Top international photographer, Gilles Martin-Raget provides this gallery of images of the three AC72's sailing on San Francisco Bay in winds of up to 22kts ...
Finn World Masters - Kiwis rule, Maier claims fifth
By Robert Deaves,
8:49 AM Sat 25 May 2013 GMT
The closing days are often difficult for organisers and competitors alike, but the final day in La Rochelle was made more difficult by the strong winds and early rain showers that swept through the area. ...
Delta Lloyd Regatta - First medals for the skiffs + Video
By Delta Lloyd Regatta, ,
8:08 AM Sat 25 May 2013 GMT
The last day of finals at the Delta Lloyd Regatta, second stage of the Eurosaf Champions Sailing Cup, in Medemblik has been full on with the all schedules sailed in all classes. It was an important day as these last races will define the sailors qualified for the Medal races. ...
America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ and Oracle Team USA line up - Video
By America's Cup Media and Chris Cameron,
2:36 AM Sat 25 May 2013 GMT
America's Cup Challenger Emirates Team NZ and Defender Oracle Team USA have lined up for the first time on San Francisco Bay.
Watch this video to see who came out on top ...
EFPT Aqualeto Cup - Day 5 a teaser + Video
By EFPT, ,
10:03 PM Fri 24 May 2013 GMT
At the EFPT Aqualeto Cup, it had to take five days here in Russia until the riders found out why they brought all their kit, and by all we really mean every sail and board that they have in their quiver. We had some surprisingly strong wind but the conditions can certainly be described as 'teasing' for the large part of the day. ...
Dartmouth College wins Women's College Sailing National Championship
By Jennifer Mitchell, Minneapolis, MN ,
9:36 PM Fri 24 May 2013 GMT
Today was the last day of racing for the Sperry Top-Sider/ICSA Women’s National Championship on Tampa Bay in St. Petersburg, Fla. The event is co-hosted by the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, Eckerd College and the St. Petersburg Yacht Club. Eighteen women’s collegiate teams raced for the Gerald C. Miller Trophy and Dartmouth College came out the victor. ...
Delta Lloyd Regatta - Final showdown for Canadian sailors
By Canadian Sailing Team, Medemblik ,
8:27 PM Fri 24 May 2013 GMT
At the Delta Lloyd Regatta, the competitors were once again greeted to solid conditions, with the wind ranging from 8-15 knots across the race areas, differing degrees of variability on each of the courses but nonetheless challenging racing conditions. ...
Great Lakes Series kicks off Melges 32 Summer action
By Joy Dunigan, ,
6:51 PM Fri 24 May 2013 GMT
Following on from a very successful OtterBox® Virgin Island Sailing Series and halfway through the European Audi Sailing Series, the North American Melges 32 Fleet is ecstatic to usher in the Summer of 2013 and launch of the Great Lakes Series (GLS). ...
Trofeo Conde de Godo - Action aplenty on day 2 in Barcelona
By 52 Super Series, ,
5:12 PM Fri 24 May 2013 GMT
At the Trofeo Conde de Godo, while it was Tony Langley’s Gladiator and Niklas Zennström’s Rán Racing which ran out as best scoring teams from an exciting second day, both landing a first and third apiece, Azzurra still returned to the Réal Club Nautico Barcelona with their overall one point lead intact. ...
The Transat sets sail May 2016
By The Transat,
4:09 PM Fri 24 May 2013 GMT
The next edition of The Transat, the successor for pro-sailors to the original solo race across the North Atlantic that was born as the OSTAR, will commence in May 2016. The OSTAR (Observer Singlehanded Trans-Atlantic Race) was created in 1960 by a handful of pioneering sailors. ...
Rolex Capri Sailing Week Volcano Race prizegiving
By KPMS, ,
3:22 PM Fri 24 May 2013 GMT
Rolex Capri Sailing Week Volcano Race’s third edition concluded with the final prizegiving ceremony today at the docks in Capri’s Marina Grande. During the ceremony, the crew of Alexander Schaerer’s Caol Ila R (USA) received the week’s most coveted prize – the Rolex Trophy and Rolex timepiece – awarded to the overall winner of the event on IRC. ...
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. The 470 men’s crew of Mathew Belcher and Will Ryan, and Laser sailor Tom Burton, both started the first day of finals racing in second overall, but a consistent day on the water saw the two Australian crews move back into the lead in their respective 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 ...
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. ...
College Sailing Nationals - Day 3, Women's Finals
By Jennifer Mitchell, St Petersburg, FL ,
10:33 PM Thu 23 May 2013 GMT
The Sperry Top-Sider/ICSA Women’s National Championship continued today in St. Petersburg, FL, on Tampa Bay co-sponsored by the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, Eckerd College and St. Petersburg Yacht Club. Eighteen collegiate teams from across the nation are vying for the national title, the Gerald C. Miller Trophy, awarded to the winning team. ...
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. ...
10 Great Boating Towns to Retire, Play and Thrive
By D. Scott Croft,
8:54 PM Thu 23 May 2013 GMT
Have you dreamt of moving to a boating paradise once you're free of the daily grind? The magazine from the nation's largest recreational boat owners group, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), can help you decide which one. In the just-released June/July issue of BoatUS Magazine, the editors pick 10 of the most boat-friendly American communities to get your imagination fired up. ...
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. ...
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