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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. ...
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 ...
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. ...
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. ...
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 ...
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. ...
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' ...
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