| News for the Last 30 Days - Europe & the World
America's Cup: Where to now, for Artemis? Iain Percy gives the answers
By Pierre Orphanidis,
7:21 PM Wed 20 Nov 2013 GMT
Iain Percy, the three-time British Olympic medalist is in Puerto Calero, calling tactics for Torbjörn Törnqvist oboard Artemis Racing at the RC44 World Championship.
European sailing website vsail.info's Pierre Orphanidis caught up with Percy and talked about his new role as Team Manager and the present and future of the team and the America’s Cup. ...
Mini Transat - Resistant freethinkers and the road south
By Solene Rennuit, ,
6:58 PM Wed 20 Nov 2013 GMT
In the Mini Transat, one only had to observe the trajectory of the leaders at the noon update, or rather just after the official radio report when they were provided with the forecast, to see that many competitors had chosen their camp, the road to the south. Nevertheless, there are still some resistant freethinkers among the leaders. ...
Mini Transat - Great performance by Swiss sailor Justine Mettraux
By MaxComm Communication, ,
4:58 PM Wed 20 Nov 2013 GMT
Justine Mettraux, the first Swiss woman to take part in the Mini Transat, is second after seven days of racing. Fifty miles behind the leader Aymeric Belloir, she has done an amazing regatta since the start in Sada (Spain). Indeed, she has never left the top four despite the strong sailing conditions; conditions that have forced twenty-two competitors out of eighty-four to retire. ...
Laser World Champs: Shifts add difficulty except for Scheidt on Day 4
By Daphne Morgan Barnicoat,
4:20 PM Wed 20 Nov 2013 GMT
At the Laser Standard World Championships, the breeze turned light in Oman but it was the shifts that made the fourth day the most difficult yet for the sailors - except for Robert Scheidt who by the end of the qualifying series had stretched his lead to five points. ...
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Nail biting start to Ocean Sprint
By Clipper Ventures, ,
1:00 PM Wed 20 Nov 2013 GMT
In Race 4, Day 16 of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race the teams have entered the Ocean Sprint. In the last 24 hours, the top four competing teams got off to a nail biting start with only 14 minutes separating three of the teams as they crossed the line. ...
International Paralympic Committee Conference heads to Athens
By International Paralympic Committee, ,
12:46 PM Wed 20 Nov 2013 GMT
Around 450 people from over 150 countries are descending on Athens, Greece, for the sixteenth IPC Conference and General Assembly which starts this Friday (22 November) and continues over the weekend at the Athenaeum Intercontinental Hotel. ...
Swan Transatlanic Challenge - Ten Swans in final preparation stages
By Nautor's Swan, ,
12:18 PM Wed 20 Nov 2013 GMT
The ARC is a ‘must do’ for many sailors, and attracts over 200 boats and 1200 people every year. Ten Swans are in the final preparation stages for the ARC, the 2800 nautical mile passage from Gran Canaria to Saint Lucia, and will compete for the prestigious Swan Transatlantic Challenge trophy designed by Asprey. ...
Figaro Beneteau Circuit - 2014 program announced
By Marie-Astrid Parendeau, ,
12:11 PM Wed 20 Nov 2013 GMT
The 2014 Figaro Beneteau Circuit agenda has been announced. After a busy and intense year 2013, the Figarists already have their eyes set on the program for the 2014 season. The Transat AG2R La Mondiale will fire the first shot in double-handed. It will be followed by the three major events of the French Solo Offshore Sailing Championship including a new final. ...
2013 IKA Kiteboard Course Race Worlds: Practice Day and Opening
By Mike Pateniotis, Boao, Hainan, China ,
9:26 AM Wed 20 Nov 2013 GMT
The 2013 Kite Racing World Championships kicked off in spectacular fashion Tuesday with a firework-laced opening ceremony before the athletes blasted around the course in their final warm-up sessions before the action begins in earnest on Wednesday. ...
Sydney 18fters: Gotta Love It 7 puts the heat on the fleet
By Frank Quealey, Sydney, NSW ,
8:59 AM Wed 20 Nov 2013 GMT
The Giltinan Champion Gotta Love It 7 team have already shown they mean business in the two races they’ve contested so far this season, but from their performance last Sunday they are putting as much pressure on their boat as they are on the opposition.
The team went about a staggering display as they powered around the three lap course in the 15-18 knot Southerly on Sydney Harbour. ...
Quantum Key West Race Week - First entry deadline fast approaching
By J Kleene, Premiere Racing, ,
9:49 PM Tue 19 Nov 2013 GMT
Strong programs from across the United States and around the world have already submitted their entries to Quantum Key West 2014. The first entry deadline is a month away and the scratch sheet grows daily as people make their January plans for Key West and the Florida Keys. ...
RC44 Championship Tour - Gazprom Youth Sailing Challenge to take part
By RC44 Championship Tour, ,
8:54 PM Tue 19 Nov 2013 GMT
Having become a part of the class at the 2013 RC44 Sweden Cup, Vladimir Liubomirov and his Bronenosec Sailing Team has formed a partnership with fellow RC44 owner Kirill Podolskiy to provide a training platform for the St.Petersburg Yacht Club’s, Gazprom Youth Sailing Challenge. ...
Mini Transat - Edmond de Rothschild duo pack a punch
By Kate Jennings, ,
8:42 PM Tue 19 Nov 2013 GMT
For their inaugural double-handed transatlantic race on a multihull, Sébastien Josse and Charles Caudrelier really packed a punch! By crossing the finish line in Itajaí (Brazil), on Monday 18 November at 17h03’54’’ (GMT), they secured victory in the Transat Jacques Vabre 2013. ...
Mini Transat - Escaping the northern latitudes
By Solene Rennuit, ,
8:08 PM Tue 19 Nov 2013 GMT
In the Mini Transat, there's a holiday atmosphere in the fleet, the wind has finally eased in the race area and the Ministes can bring out their summer wardrobe at last. As the sailors reduce the number of clothes they wear, so they can increase the amount of canvas they hoist. In the race everyone is gradually wending their way south. ...
Transat Jacques Vabre - Encore 24 heures musclées
By François Quiviger,
5:44 PM Tue 19 Nov 2013 GMT
Tout droit. L’alizé brésilien ne laisse pas beaucoup d’alternative stratégique. Jusqu’au Cabo Frio, c’est dans une course vitesse au reaching (travers au vent) que sont engagés les deux Multi50 en lice pour la victoire. Ensuite, il sera temps de dérouler les écoutes pour les 500 derniers milles. En attendant, il faut serrer les dents ...
Laser Standard World Championships - Battle lines drawn in Oman
By Daphne Morgan Barnicoat, ,
4:40 PM Tue 19 Nov 2013 GMT
At the 2013 Laser Standard World Championships, high stakes have grown even higher in Oman today after a day of close and merciless competition produced five winners in six races and added substance to Robert Scheidt’s tireless pursuit of another Olympic gold. ...
Chineses escolhem os velejadores para a Volvo Ocean Race
By Volvo Ocean Race, ,
4:33 PM Tue 19 Nov 2013 GMT
A equipe chinesa, terceira a anunciar a participação na Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, já começa a ser montada. O recrutamento de velejadores para o Team Dongfeng é um sucesso três semanas após o anúncio oficial da campanha. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - Candidates line up to join Team Dongfeng
By Volvo Ocean Race,
2:57 PM Tue 19 Nov 2013 GMT
It has been less than three weeks since the announcement of the new Chinese entry in the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 and Team Director Bruno Dubois is delighted with the number and quality of the applications. The recruitment campaign for Team Dongfeng is off to a flying start. ...
Transat Jacques Vabre - Stamm: On met du charbon autant qu'on peut
By Service presse Cheminées Poujoulat,
1:46 PM Tue 19 Nov 2013 GMT
Transat Jacques Vabre - Ce mardi, Cheminées Poujoulat et les quatre autres bateaux de tête de la flotte IMOCA de la Transat Jacques Vabre sont en approche des côtes brésiliennes. ...
Clipper Round the World - Race to Western Australian heats up
By Clipper Ventures, ,
12:48 PM Tue 19 Nov 2013 GMT
On Day 15 of Race 4 of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 2013-14 OneDLL, GREAT Britain, Invest Africa and Switzerland are sailing with determination and the crew members on Qingdao know they need to work hard to retain a podium spot in this race. ...
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race crew face hurricane force gusts
By Ruth Harrington, ,
11:31 AM Tue 19 Nov 2013 GMT
The 2013-14 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race crew are mostly amateur, but the conditions they are continuing to face in Race 4 are anything but. Their tough Southern Ocean education reached a powerful new level in this second week as hurricane force gusts of up to 130 knots tore through the fleet. ...
World Yacht Racing Forum to feature world class speaker line-up
By Sally Corander, ,
11:22 AM Tue 19 Nov 2013 GMT
The World Yacht Racing Forum (WYRF), now in its sixth year, is supported by Brandspot and includes new, exciting features and a world class speaker line-up. ...
Tom Slingsby – on the America’s Cup (Part I)
By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team,
9:21 AM Tue 19 Nov 2013 GMT
Olympic Gold Medallist and Oracle Team USA 34th AC strategist Tom Slingsby confirmed to Sail-World last week that he will return to Oracle Team USA when it mounts its defense of the 35th America’s Cup.
Sail-World talked at length with Tom in recent weeks. Here is the first part of our three part interview series with him. ...
Laser Standard World Championship day 2
By Lisa Hynes,
8:07 AM Tue 19 Nov 2013 GMT
At the 2013 Laser Standard World Championships in Oman, Robert Scheidt sounded a warning to his Rio 2016 rivals today with an emphatic win, which moved him five places up the leaderboard into second place. ...
Transat Jacques Vabre - Oman Air-Musandam crosses finish line
By Oman Sail, ,
3:08 AM Tue 19 Nov 2013 GMT
After a 5,968 nautical mile match race across the Atlantic Ocean, Oman Air-Musandam’s skipper Sidney Gavignet (FRA) and co skipper Damian Foxall (IRL) crossed the Transat Jacques Vabre finish line in Itajaii, Brasil, at 23:04:09 CET on 18 November in second place, just 5 hours and 15 seconds behind Edmond de Rothschild’s Sebastien Josse and Charles Caudrelier after 11 days, 10 hours, 4 minutes and ...
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