| News for the Last 30 Days - Europe & the World
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – Scoring gate approaching
By Clipper Ventures, ,
1:06 PM Fri 28 Mar 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race, the first anticipated low front is still building and has not yet brought its strongest winds but as predicted, steady south westerly winds have produced greatest gains for the southern teams in the fleet whilst wind holes and headwinds hampered progress for those positioned further north. ...
Techno 293 South American Championships day 3 + Video
By Techno 293, ,
10:47 AM Fri 28 Mar 2014 GMT
When the sky is blue the wind starts blowing over Lake Potrerillos. The sailors have had five races over two light wind days and now 15-22 knots is expected for the remainder of the Championships - a perfect combination to suit everyone and everyone has a chance to win. ...
America's Cup: Critics dealt body blow with Cup benefits to NZ
By Sail-World, ,
10:47 AM Fri 28 Mar 2014 GMT
The 34th America’s Cup Regatta in San Francisco delivered a range of direct and indirect benefits for the NZ economy, according to two evaluation reports. We also present an audio interview with an economist commenting of the accuracy of the reports. ...
Gazprom International European Dragon Championship - Racing resumes
By Imagina, ,
5:03 AM Fri 28 Mar 2014 GMT
Today brought the second day of racing at Sanremo for the Gazprom International European Dragon Championship, organised by the Yacht Club Sanremo in collaboration with the International Dragon Association and the Italian Sailing Federation, FIV, in partnership with Gazprom International and BMW. ...
ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship launched
By Maritta Buwalda (As Amended by ISAF), ,
4:50 AM Fri 28 Mar 2014 GMT
The Royal Cork Yacht Club are happy to launch the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Women's Match Racing World Championship from 3-8 June 2014. ...
Farr 40 Midwinter Championship - Enfant Terrible takes lead on Day 2
By Tink Chambers, ,
4:24 AM Fri 28 Mar 2014 GMT
Enfant Terrible and Nightshift tied on points for the 2013 Rolex Farr 40 World Championship. Based on early results from the opening regatta of the 2014 International Circuit, those two programs are still at the top of their games. Skipper Alberto Rossi and his team aboard Enfant Terrible are setting the pace after two days of competition at the Farr 40 Midwinter Championship. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne dates announced
By ISAF Sailing World Cup – Event Media, ,
4:00 AM Fri 28 Mar 2014 GMT
Yachting Victoria has announced the dates for the 2014 Australian leg of the ISAF Sailing World Cup. The ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne, which is the second regatta of the 2014-2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup series, will run out of the world acclaimed Sandringham Yacht Club in Melbourne Australia, from the seventh to the 14th of December 2014. ...
Ex-Brasil 1, Chuny Bermúdez é do Abu Dhabi
By Volvo Ocean Race, ,
8:12 PM Thu 27 Mar 2014 GMT
O navegador espanhol Roberto 'Chuny' Bermúdez, ex-companheiro de Torben Grael no Brasil 1, confirma participação em mais uma Volvo Ocean Race, agora a bordo do Abu Dhabi. O velejador galego tem experiência de sobra para ajudar Ian Walker e sua tripulação a buscar o título da edição 2014-15. ...
Trofeo Princesa Sofía - World's best to battle in Palma + Video
By Daniel Smith, ISAF, ,
7:41 PM Thu 27 Mar 2014 GMT
Sunday, the 45th Trofeo Princesa Sofia, fourth stage of the ISAF Sailing World Cup, will see almost 1,200 sailors from 60 nations commence battle for the precious prize of the Majorcan regatta, a silver Trophy with the names of the absolute winners engraved on it. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca - Dinghy Academy ready for action
By Michele Tognozzi, ,
6:01 PM Thu 27 Mar 2014 GMT
Following a full winter workout, the Dinghy Academy is now ready to take part in the first big event of the 2014 sailing season, the Trofeo Princesa Sofia - ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca in El Arenal (Palma de Mallorca, Spain). A big fleet of 810 boats and 1,136 sailors is converging on Mallorca for this monster event which is set to take place from March 31st to April 5th. ...
Clipper Round the World Race - Tactics play out in mighty Pacific race
By Marina Thomas, ,
4:46 PM Thu 27 Mar 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, with 3,500 miles of racing across the North Pacific to go until the welcome sight of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, the 12 teams have positioned themselves for the low pressure system that is developing as it draws ever closer 10 days into Leg 6. ...
Chuny será el regatista español más veterano de la Volvo Ocean Race
By Volvo Ocean Race, Cascais, Portugal ,
3:47 PM Thu 27 Mar 2014 GMT
El regatista gallego Roberto Bermúdez de Castro, Chuny, hará su sexta vuelta al mundo a vela a bordo del Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing y se convertirá en el español que más veces ha competido en la prueba deportiva más dura y más larga que existe. ...
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Skippers hope to capitalise
By Clipper Ventures, ,
3:38 PM Thu 27 Mar 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, excellent racing conditions have diminished overnight and winds are down to just five knots this morning. As the anticipated low pressure system draws ever closer to the Clipper Race fleet, skippers are now waiting and hoping that they have positioned themselves correctly to capitalise on it. ...
Foiling Week 2014 – Two venues for 'flying boats'
By Foiling Week, ,
1:33 PM Thu 27 Mar 2014 GMT
The Foiling Week 2014 - a week totally focused on 'flying boats', will have three different events: the Moth Open National Championship, the TFW Core Event with Forums, Races and on water Tests and the final Full Foiling Catamaran Racing. We can now announce the venues for each event. ...
Melges 24 European Sailing Series on the horizon
By International Melges 24 Class Association, ,
12:44 PM Thu 27 Mar 2014 GMT
With just a day to go to the start of the first stage of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series, a truly international cast is making ready to take centre stage in the beautiful bay of Portoroz, Slovenia. The first event of Melges 24 European Sailing Series 2014 is set to take place from 28th March to 30th March with 24 crews from 10 nations competing. ...
Volvo Ocean Race – Legendary Spanish sailor completes Abu Dhabi crew
By Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, ,
10:13 AM Thu 27 Mar 2014 GMT
Abu Dhabi's contesting squad for the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, has completed its eight-man crew line-up with the signing of Spain’s Roberto ‘Chuny’ Bermúdez de Castro Muñoz. A Volvo Ocean Race veteran,44-year-old ‘Chuny’ has now joined the team at its Portuguese training base in Cascais. ...
Farr 40 Midwinters off to a rousing start off Cabrillo Beach
By Tink Chambers, Annapolis, Maryland ,
7:41 AM Thu 27 Mar 2014 GMT
The Farr 40 Midwinter Championship got off to a rip-roaring start as 16-18 knot northerly winds buffeted the 16-boat fleet, making boat-handling difficult for skippers and crews while providing exciting racing. ...
America's Cup: Five Emmy Award nominations for Video and Technology
By Peter Rusch, Oracle Team USA Mediaand Sail-World, ,
2:15 AM Thu 27 Mar 2014 GMT
Media production for the 34th America’s Cup has received five Emmy Award nominations, including for Outstanding Live Sports Special.
The five nominations come on the heels of a previous Emmy Award for Outstanding Technical Achievement for AC LiveLive. ...
Dates announced for ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne 2014
By Jav Greaves, Sandringham Yacht Club ,
2:13 AM Thu 27 Mar 2014 GMT
Yachting Victoria has announced the dates for the 2014 Australian leg of the ISAF Sailing World Cup.
The ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne, which is the second regatta of the 2014-2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup series, will run out of the world acclaimed Sandringham Yacht Club in Melbourne Australia, from the seventh to the 14th of December 2014. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca - Sailors ready to fight hard
By ISAF, ,
8:08 PM Wed 26 Mar 2014 GMT
The 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca – Trofeo Princesa Sofia is set to take place from 31 March – 5 April with more than 850 sailors fighting hard for honours. Fifty nations will be represented across one Paralympic and ten Olympic events at the fourth of five World Cup Regattas of the 2013-2014 series. ...
Round Hainan Regatta - Microlab claims early lead in race to Sanya
By Pierre Orphanidis, ,
6:08 PM Wed 26 Mar 2014 GMT
In the Round Hainan Regatta, Aloha and Team Wanning made the most of a light-air day and scored commanding victories in Wednesday's in-port race in Haikou. As the breeze increased, Microlab took the early lead in the offshore race to Sanya, setting the stage for the grand finale on Friday. ...
Gazprom International European Dragon Championship: No racing on day 2
By Imagina, ,
4:29 PM Wed 26 Mar 2014 GMT
On day two of the Gazprom International Dragon European Championship, a strong easterly wind of 30 knots blowing off Sanremo from the early hours of this morning put a stop to racing today, which kicked off yesterday under the organisation of the Yacht Club Sanremo. ...
Gazprom Swan 60 Class ready for Mediterranean action
By Emma Upton, ,
4:18 PM Wed 26 Mar 2014 GMT
The Gazprom Swan 60 Class is preparing to embark on the 2014 Class circuit, heading to Palma for some fantastic racing. The Gazprom Swan 60 Class Circuit 2014 will begin on 29 May with the third edition of the Nord Stream Race. The Swan 60 entrants will race from Saint-Petersburg, Russia to Warnemunde, Germany with a stopover in Helsinki, Finland. ...
Rolex China Sea Race - Bluewater classic action returns
By KPMS, ,
4:03 PM Wed 26 Mar 2014 GMT
The biennial Rolex China Sea Race commences mid-April, kicking off Rolex’s 2014 international yachting season. Running 565-nm from Hong Kong’s bustling Victoria Harbour, where traditional sampans compete for water space with modern commercial craft, it is Asia’s principal offshore competition. The race crosses the South China Sea, finishing in Subic Bay, The Philippines. ...
Clipper Round the World Race - Fleet prepares for low weather system
By Clipper Ventures, ,
11:47 AM Wed 26 Mar 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race, while the good racing conditions continued yesterday, skippers spent the day closely analysing their data and altering courses overnight in preparation for the approaching low weather system, forecast to impact the fleet over the next 24 hours. ...