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Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Sail Canada to lodge a challenge
By Trish Jenkins, ,
5:45 PM Thu 12 Dec 2013 GMT
Hoping to bridge an almost thirty year gap in Canadian Offshore racing, Sail Canada has announced its intention to lodge a challenge for the 2014 Commodores' Cup by forming a three boat team of Canadian sailors. ...
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race to re-start from Hobart
By Peter Campbell, ,
2:54 PM Thu 12 Dec 2013 GMT
Hobartians will see a spectacular re-start of the international fleet contesting the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race on January 1, only days after the twelve Clipper 70s finish the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. ...
Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Tight racing on Day 1
By Joy Dunigan,
1:02 PM Thu 12 Dec 2013 GMT
Audi Melges 20 World Championship 2013 opening day ushered in three great races leaving Travis Weisleder, tactician Scott Nixon and bowman John Bowden aboard Lucky Dog/Gill Race Team in first overall. ...
Kiteracing Oceanic Championships - Gruber holds lead on Day 2 + Video
By Janine Pittaway,
12:46 PM Thu 12 Dec 2013 GMT
The Kiteracing Oceanic Championships 2013 are currently underway at Leighton Beach, Fremantle. Despite obtaining a penalty after breaking the start in Race 6 today, World Champion Florian Gruber from Germany held his lead finishing top after Day Two. ...
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Battle to the finish
By Clipper Ventures,
12:28 PM Thu 12 Dec 2013 GMT
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 2013-14 is on day 9 of Race 5. After racing over 2,000 miles from Albany, Western Australia and with less than 20 miles to the finish line, will Henri Lloyd be victorious or will OneDLL and Qingdao be able to challenge its competitor for those all-important 12 points? ...
America's Cup: Team France presented at Nautic Paris Boat Show
By Vincent Borde, ,
9:31 PM Wed 11 Dec 2013 GMT
On Wednesday, December 11th, at the Nautic Paris Boat Show, Franck Cammas, Michel Desjoyeaux and Olivier de Kersauson presented Team France, which is dedicated to the next America’s Cup as well as the training up of young engineers and racers. ...
Round Barbados Race Series to kick off 2014 Caribbean race season
By Sue Pelling, ,
8:39 PM Wed 11 Dec 2013 GMT
A healthy line-up of entries is expected at the very first Mount Gay Round Barbados Race Series that runs from 15-24 January 2014. With its warm Caribbean waters, miles of gold sandy beaches, and constant 12-18 knot east to east-north-east trade winds, there couldn’t be a more perfect location than Barbados to kick-start the Caribbean racing season. ...
America's Cup: Team Australia to stay out of talent bidding war
7:53 PM Wed 11 Dec 2013 GMT
In an interview published in a leading Australian newspaper, the CEO of of the Hamilton Island Yacht Club challenge, which is operating under the name of Team Australia, has said they will stay out of the bidding war for the leading Australian proponents of the most recent foreign Cup campaigns and will build a new young team from scratch ...
America's Cup: Outteridge and Jensen go again with Artemis Racing
7:21 PM Wed 11 Dec 2013 GMT
Artemis Racing has announced that 2012 Olympic Gold medalists Nathan Outteridge and Iain 'Goobs' Jensen are continuing with the team, which is currently preparing its bid for the 35th America’s Cup. Nathan and Goobs will be once again joining forces with existing sailing team members triple Olympic medalist Iain Percy and legendary grinder Chris Brittle. ...
'Sailing as we know it is officially over,' says Ken Read
By Bernard Schopfer,
7:00 PM Wed 11 Dec 2013 GMT
An America’s Cup on foiling catamarans, a one-design class for the Volvo Ocean Race and key elements of the traditionally liberal IMOCA Class standardised: those are only some of the radical changes sailing has gone through in 2013, and that have been debated with passion over the last two days by the delegates of the World Yacht Racing Forum in Gothenburg, Sweden. ...
Mini Transat - A journey of discovery
By Solene Rennuit, ,
6:46 PM Wed 11 Dec 2013 GMT
In the Mini Transat, with the successive arrivals on the pontoons of Pointe-à-Pitre, one thing is clear. Although all competitors have crossed the same ocean, each of them has experienced a unique Mini Transat. ...
New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup - Fourth edition set for 2015
By Stuart Streuli, ,
6:03 PM Wed 11 Dec 2013 GMT
In only five years, the New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup has become the world’s premiere international Corinthian sailing competition. Competitors from around the globe were effusive and unanimous in their praise of the third running of this event, in Newport, R.I. last September. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - Images of the construction timeline of the new 65s
By Volvo Ocean Race,
5:13 PM Wed 11 Dec 2013 GMT
The Volvo Ocean Race picture desk has prepared a series of images to illustrate the construction timeline of the new boat to compete in the next two editions of the Race. ...
Laser Standard Masters World Championship title to Al Clark
By Sail Canada,
4:49 PM Wed 11 Dec 2013 GMT
BC native Al Clark, Head Coach at Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, has captured the 2013 Laser Standard Masters World Champion Title! Al Clark, (pictured top middle) sailed to victory in close competition with Arould Hummel of the Netherlands over a series of 11 races. ...
Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image 2013 to Abner Kingman
By MaxComm Communication, ,
3:02 PM Wed 11 Dec 2013 GMT
A jury made up of specialists from the yacht racing and photographic industries chose Abner Kingman’s photograph taken during the 34th America’s Cup for the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award 2013. The delegates from the World Yacht Racing Forum chose Rick Tomlinson’s photograph for the «Public Award». ...
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Teams continue to battle it out
By Clipper Ventures,
12:00 PM Wed 11 Dec 2013 GMT
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 2013-14 is on day 8 of Race 5. It’s set to be one of the closest finishes we’ve seen so far in the Race, with less than 200 miles left to Sydney, Australia the teams continue to battle it out for those coveted podium positions and those all important points. ...
America's Cup: Dalton to be part of Team NZ's 'positive' future
By Greg Pearson, TV3 News,
11:43 AM Wed 11 Dec 2013 GMT
Grant Dalton says Emirates Team New Zealand's future is looking positive and, importantly, he will be a part of it.
Dalton has been busy. He's just returned home from Europe where he met with sponsors and launched a recruitment drive. ...
Audi Melges 20 World Championship heads to Key Largo
By Joy Dunigan, ,
11:39 AM Wed 11 Dec 2013 GMT
The 2013 Audi Melges 20 World Championship, hosted by the Ocean Reef Club in full coordination with the International Audi Melges 20 Class Association, Coconut Grove Sailing Club and Melges USA is set and ready to welcome a record-breaking 52 teams to the starting line. Racing commences Wednesday, December 11 and concludes Saturday, December 14. ...
ISAF Match Race Rankings for 11th December 2013
By ISAF, ,
11:15 AM Wed 11 Dec 2013 GMT
In the ISAF Match Race Rankings for Wednesday 11 December 2013 Taylor Canfield (ISV) holds top spot in the Open Rankings for the fourth consecutive release whilst Lucy Macgregor (GBR) holds World number one in the Women's Rankings. ...
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Battle for extra points underway
By Ruth Harrington, ,
6:08 PM Tue 10 Dec 2013 GMT
Following a terrifyingly close race start to Race 5 in the Clipper 2013-14 Round the World Yacht Race, the fleet continues to put on one of the most competitive shows to date as each of the 12 teams battle to extend its lead in the overall race standings. ...
French Sailing Federation names Franck Cammas Sailor of the Year
By Vincent Borde,
5:42 PM Tue 10 Dec 2013 GMT
For the second consecutive year, a first since the creation of this title awarded by the French Sailing Federation for the past twelve years, Franck Cammas, the skipper of Groupama, has been voted Sailor of the Year. ...
Clipper Round the World Race - Ocean sprint gets underway
By Clipper Ventures,
12:00 PM Tue 10 Dec 2013 GMT
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 2013-14 is on day 7 of Race 5. It has been yet another eventful 24 hours for clipper race fleet with OneDLL momentarily reclaiming its crown. however, with just 10 miles separating the top four competitors the fight to win the coveted podium positions into Sydney continues, as the ocean sprint gets underway. ...
SOLAS Big Boat Challenge - Wild Oats XI and Loyal battle it out
By Jim Gale,
8:46 AM Tue 10 Dec 2013 GMT
SOLAS Big Boat Challenge, hosted by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia was held on Sydney Harbour. It has been a long time coming - but at last we have seen Bob Oatley’s six time Rolex Sydney Hobart line honours winner, Wild Oats XI, go head to head against Perpetual LOYAL, widely tipped as the boat most likely to rain on Bob Oatley’s parade in 2013. ...
SOLAS Big Boat Challenge images by Andrea Francollini
By Andrea Francollini,
8:00 AM Tue 10 Dec 2013 GMT
SOLAS Big Boat Challenge images by Andrea Francollini. The CYCA's SOLAS Big Boat Challenge, one of Sydney's most spectacular sporting and harbour fixtures, has for 19 consecutive years marked the start of the Rolex Sydney Hobart lead-up events ...
ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 9 December 2013
By ISAF, ,
10:09 PM Mon 9 Dec 2013 GMT
The ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 9 December 2013 have been released. Disappointment at the Laser World Championship turned into joy at ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne for world number one Tom Burton (AUS) who won the second of five regattas of the 2013-14 series. ...
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