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Fast foils-a conversation with Paul Bieker, part two
By David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, Seattle ,
8:16 PM Fri 7 Mar 2014 GMT
Paul Bieker is one of the core designers credited with 'super-charging' Oracle Team USA’s 'USA 17' last September during the 34th America's Cup. I recently caught up with Bieker at a local Seattle pub for part two of this two-part interview to get his thoughts on how AC34 was won, his design role for AC35, as well as his thoughts on the future of America’s Cup Racing. ...
Clipper Round the World Race - Fleet battle headwinds up to 60 knots
By Clipper Ventures, ,
7:41 PM Fri 7 Mar 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, the crews are battling through headwinds of up to 60 knots with short, sharp waves, steep angles and cold conditions making for extremely demanding racing. Some teams have hoisted the Yankee 3, getting rid of the storm jib, but were forced to take it down again because the wind was too powerful. ...
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Ladies tackle Mother Nature
By Marina Thomas, ,
5:47 PM Fri 7 Mar 2014 GMT
Ahead of International Women’s Day tomorrow, Mother Nature’s toughest conditions are being taken on by nurses, marketing managers, housewives, PAs, engineers and lawyers from around the globe who are taking part in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. ...
US 52 Super Series - Azzurra tops the leaderboard
By 52 Super Series, ,
5:16 PM Fri 7 Mar 2014 GMT
At the US 52 Super Series in Miami, a second race win in succession, gained from the only race of the day, sees Azzurra top the leaderboard, now leading Quantum Racing on countback. ...
International Optimist Regatta set for June 16-22, 2014
By Carol Bareuther, St. Thomas ,
2:07 PM Fri 7 Mar 2014 GMT
The 2014 International Optimist Regatta (IOR), Sea Star Clinic and Sea Star Team Race will take place June 16 to 22, 2014. ...
Bacardi Cup 2014 - A hotbed of activity
By Jan Harley, Miami, Florida ,
10:20 AM Fri 7 Mar 2014 GMT
At the fifth annual running of Bacardi Miami Sailing Week (BMSW), presented by EFG, the arrival of competitors racing in the Audi Melges 20, J/70, Melges 24, Viper 640 and VX One classes turned Biscayne Bay into a hotbed of activity today ...
Gill Commodore's Cup - Action begins amid perfect conditions
By St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, ,
4:49 AM Fri 7 Mar 2014 GMT
Along the southern shore of St. Maarten, under beautiful blue skies and with an ideal 15-18 knot east-southeast breeze coursing across the waters, 50 spinnaker-division boats in five classes set sail today in the 2014 Gill Commodore's Cup. ...
Bacardi Miami Sailing Week - Trio of races kick off the action
By Joy Dunigan, ,
4:19 AM Fri 7 Mar 2014 GMT
The opening day of racing at Bacardi Miami Sailing Week 2014 (BMSW) hosted by Coconut Grove Sailing Club and strongly supported by Melges USA, saw the completion of the first three races in an eight part series. John Kilroy on Samba Pa Ti faired best striking a 3-3-4 scoreline to take the overall lead. ...
Techno 293 North Americans - Action closes in Cancun + Video
By Patrik Pollak, ,
11:36 PM Thu 6 Mar 2014 GMT
The Techno 293 North American Championships took place in Cancun, Mexico, serving as another qualification event for the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China. Amid white sands and crystal clear water, three more nations qualified for the Youth Olympics. ...
America’s Cup – Meet the sailing crew for Oracle Team USA
By Oracle Team USA, ,
11:26 PM Thu 6 Mar 2014 GMT
Oracle Team USA skipper Jimmy Spithill and tactician/sailing team manager Tom Slingsby have introduced the crew who are participating in the team’s first training camp of the new America’s Cup cycle. ...
Check out fund programs from the Canadian Paralympic Committee
By Sail Canada, ,
11:17 PM Thu 6 Mar 2014 GMT
Is your sailing school setting up or expanding on Sail Canada programming for individuals with disabilities? Be sure to check out these fund programs being brought to us by the Canadian Paralympic Committee! ...
Rio Paralympic Sailing Competition - Qualification System released
By ISAF, ,
9:31 PM Thu 6 Mar 2014 GMT
The Qualification System for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Sailing Competition has now been released. The first Qualification Regatta, the 2014 High Liner IFDS World Championships, takes place from 16-24 August 2014 at the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron, Halifax, Canada. ...
BVI Spring Regatta - Join this amazing March event
By Global Yacht Racing, ,
4:10 PM Thu 6 Mar 2014 GMT
The BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival is an amazing event in March. It is no exaggeration to describe the Caribbean Islands that make up the BVIs as an idyllic paradise. With steady breeze, spectacular island scenery and warm water the annual regatta that calls the BVIs home is one of the best events for getting away from the hum drum. ...
Bacardi Miami Sailing Week – Six nations and a Wildman all set
By International Audi Melges 20 Class Association, ,
12:29 PM Thu 6 Mar 2014 GMT
The Int'l Audi Melges 20 Class Association is thrilled to welcome 41 world-class teams to Bacardi Miami Sailing Week celebrating the event as the second largest fleet in attendance. Representing six nations - Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Italy, Japan and the U.S., the fleet is fully loaded with the greatest amatuer drivers in the world and some of the brightest superstars in the sport of sailing. ...
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Fleet face tough conditions
By Clipper Ventures, ,
12:07 PM Thu 6 Mar 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race, powerful headwinds, steep waves, an adverse current and busy shipping lanes are making conditions very unpleasant on the yachts as they beat towards Qingdao. ...
J/24 Midwinters Championship - Winner decided
By Jboatnews, ,
11:20 AM Thu 6 Mar 2014 GMT
The 2014 J/24 Midwinters were highlighted by somewhat fabulous, near postcard-perfect sailing conditions and with some extraordinary entertainment both on and off the water. For one of the 'side-shows', there were hundreds of noisy offshore powerboats criss-crossing the course area with bikini-clad girls hanging out as they tried to score big in the Miami Boat Show 'Poker Run' down to Islamorada. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Team Brunel sailing and training in Lanzarote.
By Sander van der Borsch, ,
10:43 AM Thu 6 Mar 2014 GMT
Top international photographer Sander van der Borsch provided this gallery of images of Volvo Ocean Race entrant, Team Brunel sailing and training in Lanzarote.
He reports that everything is going according to the planning and the team already has done some really nice sailing, ...
America's Cup: Australian Sailing Team pleased with Matt Belcher move
By Cora Zillich, ,
10:36 AM Thu 6 Mar 2014 GMT
At the Team Australia media launch Iain Murray, CEO Team Australia, said Hamilton Island Yacht Club was keen for the immense talents of Australia’s sailors to be showcased. In the upcoming training session on Sydney Harbour Team Australia will use the opportunity this week to rotate a number of crew through the boat, introducing them to the AC45 catamaran, as they race against Oracle Team USA. ...
52 Super Series US Championship opening day
By 52 Super Series, ,
10:19 AM Thu 6 Mar 2014 GMT
After the opening day of the 52 US Championship, the second regatta of the 2014 US 52 Super Series, posting a race win and a third place from two light wind races off Miami’s South Beach Quantum Racing earned themselves an overall lead of one single point. ...
America's Cup: Team Australia gets back in the ring
By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.nz/com, ,
9:18 AM Thu 6 Mar 2014 GMT
Video and images from the Team Australia launch of their AC45 launch and first sail in Sydney.
On Thursday morning the Challenger of Record's AC45 was christened by Val Oatley, Bob Oatley's wife. Later that afternoon, she joined the America's Cup Defender, Oracle Team USA, for a work out on Sydney Harbour ...
JJ Giltinan Trophy: Gotta Love It 7 on target for another series win
By Frank Quealey, ,
8:39 AM Thu 6 Mar 2014 GMT
Seve Jarvin moved a step closer to equaling the legendry Iain Murray’s record when he steered Gotta Love It 7 to victory in today’s Race 5 of the 2014 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship, sponsored by Sydney City Marine, on Sydney Harbour. Jarvin is set to win jis sixth title as a skipper if Gotta Love It 7 can close out this regatta on the weekend. Once again the team had to come from behind... ...
JJ Giltinan Trophy: Gotta Love It 7 makes it four wins from five
By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, Auckland, NZ ,
5:52 AM Thu 6 Mar 2014 GMT
Race 5 of the JJ Giltinan Trophy started at 3.08pm today, Thursday. Gotta Love It 7 scored another convincing win. Here's how the race unfolded in words and with full video replays from before the race, the race itself and interviews ashore, including one great one with Howie Hamlin (USA) and John Winning (AUS). ...
Bacardi Cup - Brazilian team continues domination on Biscayne Bay
By Jan Harley, ,
3:25 AM Thu 6 Mar 2014 GMT
While the forecasted breeze of 10-12 knots may not have materialized, the conditions for race three of the 87th Bacardi Cup definitely played to the strengths of three teams who are no strangers to racing on Biscayne Bay. ...
America's Cup: Belcher named as Team Australia helmsman for AC45
By Sail-World, ,
12:29 AM Thu 6 Mar 2014 GMT
Hamilton Island Yacht Club (HIYC) has today set sail on its four-year Australian Challenge for the 35th America's Cup in 2017, with the announcement of Olympic Gold Medallist and ISAF Rolex Sailor of the Year, Mathew Belcher as its skipper and the christening of Team Australia’s AC45 catamaran. ...
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Strong winds return
By Clipper Ventures, ,
12:40 PM Wed 5 Mar 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race, the wind has strengthened overnight and the teams are back to beating into 35 to 40 knots of wind, with four yachts clear of the notorious Taiwan Strait. Sail plans have become conservative with storm sails hoisted and three reefs in the main with conditions rough because of the short, choppy seas the Strait is known for. ...
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