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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. ...
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Skippers reflect on a tough Leg 5
By Clipper Ventures, ,
12:42 PM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, the remaining yachts have all finished racing, with Switzerland, Henri Lloyd, Qingdao, Old Pulteney, Team Garmin, OneDLL, Jamaica Get All Right and PSP Logistics all motor sailing towards Qingdao after Race 9.1 ended. ...
One Ton Cup Revisited - Notice of Race released
By Alan Sefton, ,
10:55 AM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
The Notice of Race, Entry Form and Class Rules for the inaugural One Ton Revisited event, in Auckland in February/March 2015, have been announced by organisers Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron. ...
Alpari World Match Racing Tour - Championship skippers revealed
By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, ,
10:01 AM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
The Alpari World Match Racing Tour has now revealed the eight Tour Card skippers for the 2014 World Championship series. Defending Tour Champion Taylor Canfield (ISV) leads the line up of the world’s top match racers alongside four-time Tour Champion Ian Williams (GBR), Keith Swinton (AUS), Bjorn Hansen (SWE), Mathieu Richard (FRA) and Phil Robertson (NZL). ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Abu Dhabi on debut in England
By Abu Dhabi Media, ,
9:18 AM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
Azzam, the new 65-foot carbon racing yacht in which Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR) will contest the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, has sailed for the first time with the crew, led by British double Olympic silver medallist Ian Walker, conducting sea trials along the English south coast. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Will a Volvo 65 beat the 24 hour monohull record?
By Agathe Armand, Volvo Ocean Race, ,
8:47 AM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
The Volvo Ocean 65 is a brand new boat, a one-design class specially built for the next two editions of the race. We did lots of calculations and ran velocity prediction programmes but who knew how fast that boat was really going to be? We wondered – you wondered. Not any more: Team Brunel has just sailed 540 miles in 24 hours between the UK and the Canary Islands last week. ...
School's in Session at Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week
By Charleston Race Week, ,
3:32 AM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
When is a regatta more than the sum of its parts? When it provides a service for more than just the competitors. For the past decade, the organizers of Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week have found important ways to benefit the community with their event. Each year, proceeds from the regatta are donated to support nonprofit sailing organizations in the Charleston area ...
St. Maarten Heineken Regatta - El Ocaso earns most worthy performance
By St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, ,
9:39 PM Mon 10 Mar 2014 GMT
The last day of the 34th annual St. Maarten Heineken Regatta closed in outstanding fashion last evening at the traditional Prize-Giving ceremony on Kim Sha Beach. The evening's top prize-the St. Maarten-Saint Martin Cup-for the regatta's Most Worthy Performance Overall went to Rich Wesslund's J/122, El Ocaso, the winner of the event's biggest division, the 18-boat CSA4 class. ...
Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta and Rendezvous starts March 20
By Jill Campbell, ,
5:49 PM Mon 10 Mar 2014 GMT
The Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta and Rendezvous continues to go from strength to strength with twenty sailing superyachts signed up for the four day event. Organized by the YCCS and BIM from 19th to 22nd March in Virgin Gorda, the event is sponsored by the Italian luxury brand Loro Piana and plays host to three days of coastal racing for a fleet of sailing titans. ...
Four-peat for Cal Maritime Keelhaulers in Port of LA Harbor Cup
By Betsy Crowfoot, Los Angeles, CA ,
2:52 PM Mon 10 Mar 2014 GMT
Is there such a term as ‘four-peat?’ If not, Cal Maritime has invented it – with their fourth consecutive win in the Port of Los Angeles Harbor Cup. ...
Clipper Round the World Race - Great Britain sets time into Qingdao
By Ruth Harrington, ,
1:42 PM Mon 10 Mar 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, the first teams have started to arrive in Qingdao, China, following one of the most challenging legs of the edition of the race: Great Britain, Mission Performance and Derry~Londonderry~Doire arrived at the Olympic Sailing Center this morning (10 March) local time. ...
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Stuck in a wind hole
By Clipper Ventures, ,
1:27 PM Mon 10 Mar 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round the World Race, with the wind dying right off, several teams are reporting being stuck in a wind hole and doing everything they can to keep the yachts moving. After strong winds of 60 plus knots and big waves for the last five days, the skippers and crews are finding the light sailing conditions extremely frustrating as they race to Chinese Olympic sailing centre, Qingdao. ...
America's Cup: Team Australian Launch and Iain Murray interview
By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, ,
10:01 AM Mon 10 Mar 2014 GMT
Geoff Waller of Boats on TV presents a video and speeches on the occasion of the christening of Team Australia's AC45, followed by an interview with Team Australia CEO, iain Murray.
For a breath of fresh air into an America's Cup challenge this is a must see. ...
Rolex Sydney Hobart: Raw footage from the ABC helicopter
By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, Devonport, NZ ,
8:32 AM Mon 10 Mar 2014 GMT
Cruising Yacht Club of Australia presents a series of five videos taken from a helicopter in the last Rolex Sydney Hobart Race.
The race begand in light to moderate air, on the second day the breeze filled in giving fast downwind sailing conditions and on the third day the southerly gale hit, along with big swells and breaking seas. ...
34th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta - Winners crowned in concluding day
By Heineken Regatta, ,
4:19 AM Mon 10 Mar 2014 GMT
In one of the closest and most dramatic concluding days in the long history of the Caribbean's biggest annual regatta, 20 division winners in a fleet of 210 boats were crowned this afternoon to wrap up the 34th edition of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta. ...
Etchells Invitational Regatta Cowes 2014 - New sailing event in Cowes
By Rob E Goddard, ,
3:34 AM Mon 10 Mar 2014 GMT
A new pure One Design keel Boat sailing event will take place in Cowes from the 28th to the 31st of July. Jointly hosted by the Royal Thames and the Royal London Yacht Clubs, teams from around the world will be sailing to win the International Etchells Invitational Regatta which will have the glorious 140 year old Gertrude Cup as the Trophy. ...
J/105 Midwinter Championship - Terry McLaughlin dominates
By J105 Class Association, ,
2:37 AM Mon 10 Mar 2014 GMT
At the J/105 Midwinter Championship, hosted by Lakewood Yacht Club in Seabrook, Texas, Terry McLaughlin dominated the fleet. Sailing Avici with Paul Parsons, Kevin Taylor, Jeff Cooke, Emmett Dickheiser and Monica Parsons, McLaughlin (recently named Sail Canada’s Rolex Sailor of the Year) totaled only 22 points in the 11 race series. ...
America's Cup: Second US sailor joins Oracle Team USA
By Oracle Team USA, ,
7:45 PM Sun 9 Mar 2014 GMT
American Andrew Campbell is the newest recruit to join Oracle Team USA and he is making his debut with the team during its training camp in Sydney Australia this week. Following up his college sailing with Olympic campaigns in the Laser and Star class, Campbell sailed for the United States in the Laser in the 2008 Olympic Games in China.
And it’s from a relationship formed in the Laser that he ...
2014 JJ Giltinan: The Gotta Love It 7 team become champions
By Frank Quealey, ,
8:04 AM Sun 9 Mar 2014 GMT
The Gotta Love It 7 team of Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton and Scott Babbage officially became the 2014 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff champions on Sunday,after a magnificent regatta performance which saw the team score five wins and one second place from the six races which count towards the final points. ...
JJ Giltinan Trophy: Full delayed coverage of Race 7
By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, Auckland, NZ ,
4:44 AM Sun 9 Mar 2014 GMT
Race 7 of the JJ Giltinan Trophy got underway at 3.00pm on Sunday - see the full delayed coverage here
Although the winner is decided with one race to go, the battle for the minor places was wide open. Could the Kiwis get on the podium? Or will it be a clean sweep? Follow the action here. ...
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