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All sails lead to Gdynia - bids for ISAF Worlds 2018
By Dan Ibsen, ,
12:54 PM Sun 16 Mar 2014 GMT
Sail-World.com presents the second European bid from Gdynia in Poland. On March 25 and 26 four cities will present their bids to ISAF in Southampton for the ISAF Worlds 2018 for all Olympic classes. ...
Clipper Round The World Yacht Race 2013-14 – Fog halts racing
By Clipper Race, ,
8:57 AM Sun 16 Mar 2014 GMT
Clipper Round The World Yacht Race 2013-14 - Race director, Justin said 'They will now motor-sail offshore until the visibility improves and then restart racing using the Le Mans procedure. I expect that this will happen at first light tomorrow morning. ...
Clipper Round The World Yacht Race 2013-14 – Fleet departs Qingdao
By Ruth Harrington, ,
8:09 AM Sun 16 Mar 2014 GMT
Clipper Round The World Yacht Race 2013-14 – Thousands of well-wishers lined the quayside eager get one last glimpse of the international fleet during an epic departure ceremony which attracted a large media presence and was broadcast live on TV. ...
Rio Olympics 2016 - Water quality improving says Rio authorities
By Jeni Bone, ,
12:05 AM Sun 16 Mar 2014 GMT
The jewel in the crown of Rio de Janeiro would be Guanabara Bay, venue for rowing and sailing events at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. What a tragedy then that city officials admit that of the 1.3 billion litres (yes, that is correct) of sewerage, effluent, oil and run off that the city creates each day only 40% is treated. The rest goes to the waterways. ...
America's Cup: Images from Oracle Team USA training on Sydney Harbour
By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, ,
2:28 AM Sat 15 Mar 2014 GMT
Beau Outteridge provided these images from on and off board Oracle Team USA's AC45 as they train with the Challenger of Record, Team Australia on Sydney Harbour. ...
Great fun at the Heineken Regatta!
By Mike Evans, Halifax, NS ,
12:02 AM Sat 15 Mar 2014 GMT
The 2014 St.Maarten Heineken Regatta’s first race took place on March 6th. The event is a unique blend of international sailing and musical talent.
This was my second time doing the St.Maarten Heineken Regatta; the first time was in 2006. I can honestly say that the parties have just gotten better! The regatta advertises itself as 'Serious Fun' and they weren't kidding! ...
Clipper Round the World Race – Another win confirmed for Great Britain
By Julia Wall-Clarke, ,
5:27 PM Fri 14 Mar 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, Great Britain has been confirmed in first place of Race 9.1 to China’s ‘Sailing City’ of Qingdao, its third win in the 2013-14 edition. ...
ISAF Personal Safety Course Providers train in Great Britain
By Daniel Smith, ,
5:07 PM Fri 14 Mar 2014 GMT
Back in 2003, the International Sailing Federation introduced a standard basic syllabus for the training of safety courses in order to establish an internationally recognized qualification. The training requirements form part of the ISAF Offshore Special regulations and courses have been established and run, conforming to ISAF standards, within 20 Member National Authorities. ...
Busan confirmed as bidder for 2018 ISAF Sailing World Championships
By Sail-World.com, ,
4:56 PM Fri 14 Mar 2014 GMT
Inside the Games reports that the South Korean city of Busan has made a late entry into the race to host the 2018 International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Sailing World Championships. ...
Delta Lloyd Regatta - Details on the upcoming action
By Delta Lloyd Regatta, ,
3:49 PM Fri 14 Mar 2014 GMT
There are just ten weeks left until the 30th Delta Lloyd Regatta (May 20-24). We want to inform you about the format being sailed, the committees responsible for race management, the internationally formed jury, our PRO and the 2014 facilities you may expect. ...
NMMA Canada supports Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement
By NMMA Canada, ,
12:02 PM Fri 14 Mar 2014 GMT
The National Marine Manufacturers Association Canada (NMMA Canada) has announced its support for the Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA), signed March 11 in Seoul by Prime Minister Harper and South Korean President Park Geun-hye. ...
America's Cup: Kiwi World Champion signs with Italians
By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, ,
11:44 AM Fri 14 Mar 2014 GMT
New Zealand's Adam Minoprio, the 2010 World Match Racing Champion, has signed with the Italian Luna Rossa team for the 2017 America's Cup. The former New Zealand Sailor of the Year, competed in the 2010/11 Volvo Ocean Race, as part of the crew of Camper, managed by Emirates Team New Zealand, but did not transfer over to the team's America's Cup program after the conclusion of that race. ...
America's Cup: Rome Kirby: 'What we did was pretty cool'
By America's Cup Media, ,
11:24 AM Fri 14 Mar 2014 GMT
It took about three months. That’s how long Rome Kirby, a trimmer with Oracle Team USA, says it took him to realize what his team had achieved with its comeback win over Emirates Team New Zealand in September. ...
Alex Thomson reflects on the Hugo Boss mast walk - Never Again!
By Kate Laven, The Daily Telegraph (UK), ,
9:13 AM Fri 14 Mar 2014 GMT
The Daily Telegraph's yachting correspondent, Kate Laven, talks with Alex Thomson after his his mast-walking exploit and video, which is getting close to the million views mark.Despite having a fear of heights, he walked the length of his 100 foot mast as his boat Hugo Boss was heeled at a 45 degree angle somewhere off the coast of Cadiz in Spain and dived fully suited, into the water. ...
Class 40 and IMOCA 60 fleets to dock in Newport
By Atlantic Cup, ,
9:51 PM Thu 13 Mar 2014 GMT
For the very first time in the United States, the top two offshore short-handed classes in the world will be together in Newport, Rhode Island. From May 19-24th, the Class 40 and IMOCA 60 fleets will be docked at the Newport Shipyard for what will be a great opportunity for any offshore sailing fan to get an up close look at these racing machines. ...
Arenal Training Camps Trophy - All set in Palma de Mallorca
By Neus Jordi, ,
8:58 PM Thu 13 Mar 2014 GMT
Nearly 450 sailors participate from tomorrow morning until Sunday at the Arenal Training Camps Trophy, an Olympic classes regatta which is a training for the Trofeo Princesa Sofía, the next to last stage of the ISAF Sailing World Cup. ...
Les Voiles de St. Barth - Ready to embrace Gustavia’s inner harbor
By Fabrice Thomazeau, ,
7:38 PM Thu 13 Mar 2014 GMT
Anticipating seventy or more boats, the Les Voiles de St. Barth is adding entries at a good clip leading up to its 2014 regatta dates of April 14-19. Sixty two racing yachts have thus far confirmed plans to line the docks or otherwise slip into the warm embrace of Gustavia’s inner harbor and protected anchorage on the western side of St. Barthelemy island. ...
Extreme Sailing Series - Act 2 action on the horizon + Video
By Extreme Sailing Series, ,
3:57 PM Thu 13 Mar 2014 GMT
With only one week to go on the EDOX countdown clock before the Extreme Sailing Series action continues on the Extreme 40 stadium racecourse, the 11 international teams and their crews of elite level sailors, are preparing to return to the Sultanate of Oman for a fourth consecutive year. ...
America's Cup: Loick Peyron re-signs with Sweden's Artemis Racing
By Irene Corosu, Alameda, USA ,
11:19 AM Thu 13 Mar 2014 GMT
Artemis Racing announced today that French sailing legend Loïck Peyron has committed his future to the Swedish team as a member of the design group and helmsman. Following his role as technical coach and helmsman during the 34th America’s Cup, Loïck brings his renowned versatility and unparalleled experience to Artemis Racing. Includes video ...
Clipper Round the World - Durban resident prepares for ocean crossing
By Amy Martindale, ,
8:34 AM Wed 12 Mar 2014 GMT
For the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race, a young Durban resident is preparing to take part in what is dubbed as the most challenging ocean crossing of the 40,000 mile long race. ...
America's Cup: Australia versus USA on Sydney Harbour
By Sail-World.com/nz, ,
10:16 PM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
Oracle Team USA and Team Australia, the Defender and Challenger of Record respectively, are currently in training/racing sessions on Sydney Harbour, sailing AC45's.
Oracle Team USA sailing team manager and tactician Tom Slingsby is enthusiastic about his team's first days on the harbour. ...
Extreme Sailing Series: Glenn Ashby looks to ahead to Act 2, Muscat
By Extreme Sailing Series, ,
9:54 PM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
In 2014, Glenn Ashby returned to the Extreme Sailing Series as trimmer with the Kiwi Emirates Team New Zealand, after last competing in the circuit in 2011. He takes a look back at the opening Act of the season in Singapore, and eyes the upcoming Act in Muscat, Oman, which starts in just over one weeks time. ...
America's Cup: Larry on the Big Picture for AC35
By Sail-World, ,
9:25 PM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
Oracle Team USA principal, Larry Ellison explains his vision for the 35th America's Cup and the lead-in. From Julian Guthrie, author of 'The Billionaire and the Mechanic' - this is an extra section added after Oracle Team USA's victory in the 34th America's Cup. ...
Serious innovation for maxi-trimaran Spindrift 2 + Video
By Virginie Bouchet, ,
2:43 PM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
A bike aboard a boat? It may sound silly but it is a very serious technical innovation to help Yann Guichard to handle the maxi-trimaran Spindrift 2 alone on the next Route du Rhum. Prepare to find out more on your web series '40 metres solo'. ...
World Match Racing Tour - Team Gilmour to compete in event
By Team Gilmour, ,
1:52 PM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
Team Gilmour has accepted a position as a Tour Card Holder on the 2014 Alpari World Match Racing Tour. 'The Tour' consisting of six events across the globe begins in Germany for Match Race Germany, followed by Stena Match Cup Sweden on the island of Mastrand with Sopot Match Race in Poland rounding out the European leg. ...
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