| News for the Last 30 Days - Europe & the World
RORC Transatlantic Race - Apollo 7 touch down
By Louay Habib, ,
12:52 PM Tue 16 Dec 2014 GMT
Transatlantic Race: After time correction, Apollo 7 is leading IRC Two. Nigel's team included three close friends from his home town of Plymouth, Devon: Steve Wassell, James Slater and Mark Davies. Also on board were two offshore specialists: Dan Gohl, a past Class40 world champion and Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Record holder as well as Rolex Fastnet Race winner Brett Aarons. ...
2014 OK Dinghy Worlds Preview one - Last but not least
By Robert Deaves, ,
10:27 AM Tue 16 Dec 2014 GMT
The 2014 OK Dinghy World Championship opens at Black Rock Yacht Club on Port Phillip Bay in Melbourne, Australia, on December 28th and so far there are around 80 entries, with perhaps a few more before registration closes. This 52nd OK Dinghy World Championship will be the third time that Black Rock YC has hosted the event, following 1982 and 1990. ...
Melges 24 Christmas Sprint Series - Christmas comes early for Red Mist
By Hamish Nicol, Adelaide ,
9:56 AM Tue 16 Dec 2014 GMT
Adelaide Sailing Club played host once again to the Melges 24 class for its 'Christmas Sprint Series', the third three day M24 regatta in five weeks held by ASC which, (in the same season the club is also hosting the M24 Australian Championship) says something about the power of persuasion, energy and organisation being put in to M24 class by its Australian Secretary Donna Evans. ...
Extreme Sailing Series 2014 Act 8 - Superb podium finish for Realteam
By Realteam Sailing, ,
9:00 AM Tue 16 Dec 2014 GMT
The team, led by Jerome Clerc, will not compete on the 2015 Extreme circuit but intends instead to focus entirely on the Decision 35 Vulcain Trophy season in Switzerland. The professional sailing squad onboard Realteam capped a superb 2014 season with a third place in Sydney last weekend that put them on the third step of the overall Extreme Sailing Series Championship podium. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Chris Nicholson on the Team Vestas Wind disaster - 1 *Feature
By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, Auckland, NZ ,
6:22 AM Tue 16 Dec 2014 GMT
Part 1 of three part interview with Team Vestas Wind skipper, Chris Nicholson on the wrecking of the Volvo Ocean Race yacht on an idyllic atoll in the South Indian Ocean during the night of November 29. In this part, Nicholson discusses the factors leading up to hitting the reef, interspersed with other research information, charts, video and images. Parts 2 and 3 will follow on consecutive days. ...
Les frères Garcia courront sous les couleurs de We Are Water
By Daniel Ferrando, ,
3:07 AM Tue 16 Dec 2014 GMT
Le bateau de Bruno et Willy Garcia portera le nom de We Are Water autour du monde pour cette nouvelle édition de la Barcelona World Race. Ils reprennent ainsi le flambeau qu’avaient porté en 2010-2011 Jaume Mumbru et Cali Sanmarti. ...
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - One last modification to Wild Oats XI
By Rob Mundle, ,
1:25 AM Tue 16 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Bob Oatley’s Rolex Sydney Hobart race record holder, Wild Oats XI, is out of the water for a final modification after a high speed and rough weather training run off Sydney. ...
Sydney-Hobart: Wacky Races 2 - Frosty, Hoonigan and Wilbo *Feature
By John Curnow, ,
10:48 PM Mon 15 Dec 2014 GMT
This is Peter Perfect in the Turbo Terrific from the 60s cartoon series, the Wacky Races. Of course, to Australians and a plethora of motoring enthusiasts the world over, the real life Peter Perfect will always be The King of The Mountain. RIP Brocky (Peter Geoffrey Brock). ...
RORC Transatlantic Race 2014 - Big adventure comes to an end
By Louay Habib, Race Reports, ,
3:56 PM Mon 15 Dec 2014 GMT
RORC Transatlantic Race 2014: The Spirit of Adventure crew of 15 were met dockside by representatives of the Royal Ocean Racing Club and well wishers at Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina. After enjoying an ice cold beer, the first cold drink for two weeks, the crew cleared customs and headed for the Victory Bar for eggs and bacon. ...
ISAF World Sailing Rankings – 15 December 2014
By ISAF, ,
3:05 PM Mon 15 Dec 2014 GMT
ISAF World Sailing Rankings - 15 December 2014 - The World Cup Final was a 100-point regatta and whilst Shaw took maximum points, Tartaglini’s eighth was enough for her to hold on to World number one heading into 2015. Shaw remains at World number two with Laura Linares (ITA) at World number three and 2014 World Champion Charline Picon (FRA) at World number four. ...
Comanche; Supermaxi Showdown VIDEO
By Dale Lorimer, Sydney ,
12:12 PM Mon 15 Dec 2014 GMT
In what is touted to be one of the most hotly contested Rolex Sydney Hobart line honours battles in recent history, there's been plenty of on-water supermaxi activity over the last week. ...
Extreme Sailing Series - L’équipe voile Realteam monte sur le podium
By Realteam Sailing, ,
9:07 AM Mon 15 Dec 2014 GMT
Extreme Sailing Series l'Act 8 - L’équipe de voile suisse Realteam signe une magnifique saison 2014. Après la deuxième place acquise dans le cadre du Vulcain Trophy, Realteam monte sur le podium des Extreme Sailing Series grâce à sa troisième place lors de l’Act 8 à Sydney. ...
2014 RORC Transatlantic Race - Yacana crosses finish line
By Louay Habib, ,
1:54 AM Mon 15 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 RORC Transatlantic Race - Aref Lahham's Swan 68, Yacana crossed the finish line of the RORC Transatlantic Race on Sunday 14th December at 03:25 UTC. The crew are all friends from Greece and the German Frers designed yacht with classic lines is beautifully maintained and balanced for a heavy displacement yacht. ...
2014 Extreme Sailing Series - Act 8 - Swiss team Alinghi wins
By Lisa Hynes, ,
1:31 AM Mon 15 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Extreme Sailing Series - Act 8 - The Wave, Muscat’s long tenure of the Extreme Sailing Series crown came to an end in Sydney today when Swiss team Alinghi won the eighth and final Act of the year to take an overall victory in the 2014 series despite a superb late challenge from Tom Slingsby on Oman Air. ...
Extreme Sailing Series: Images from Act 8 + Series' Highlights video
By Extreme Sailing Series, ,
7:43 PM Sun 14 Dec 2014 GMT
Images of the Extreme Sailing Series, Act 8, Sydney, Australia and video about most memorable in the Series' eight-year history. The Series was won by Alinghi after an action packed three days of racing on the confines of Sydney Harbour, which was the venue for the international series for the first time.
Extreme Sailing Series: Final curtain in Sydney
By Groupama Sailing Team, ,
5:28 PM Sun 14 Dec 2014 GMT
Extreme Sailing Series 2014 Act Eight - Not content with an overall win, the crew skippered by Morgan Larson also took victory in the Australian event ahead of The Wave Muscat and Realteam. A long way behind, in tenth position, Groupama sailing team didn't manage to convert the progress they've made over the second half of the season into points. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng Race Team - Leg Two review
By Ed Gorman, ,
4:42 PM Sun 14 Dec 2014 GMT
In this case it was the 5,220-nautical mile stage from Cape Town to Abu Dhabi – the second stage of this year’s Volvo – that took the crew on the China-sponsored entry Dongfeng Race Team just under 24 days to complete. But the striking thing about the men on board Dongfeng is that all of them were finding it very hard to think of anything except the final few hours. ...
Extreme Sailing Series: Clap de fin à Sydney
By Groupama sailing team, ,
4:29 PM Sun 14 Dec 2014 GMT
Extreme Sailing Series: Clap de fin à Sydney. ...
Extreme Sailing Series: Alinghi crowned 2014 and Sydney champions
By Extreme Sailing Series, ,
1:29 PM Sun 14 Dec 2014 GMT
Larson’s words say it all: 'We’ve had an amazing season with an amazing team. To win the season and the Act on the last day in the conditions we had here in Sydney, which is the best sailing venue in the world, is a special moment that’s going to take a long time to sink in.' ...
Extreme Sailing Series -Sydney Land Rover recognises talent
By Land Rover Sailing, ,
12:59 PM Sun 14 Dec 2014 GMT
Extreme Sailing Series: Oman Air’s Tom Slingsby (AUS) was awarded the trophy for showcasing the greatest tactical performance and improvement seen this year on a debut appearance at the Extreme Sailing Series™. Series Main Partner, Land Rover presents the Award to teams or individuals in recognition of those who have demonstrated the finest examples of skill, sportsmanship and strength of mind. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne - Medal Race Images
By John Curnow, ,
12:46 PM Sun 14 Dec 2014 GMT
John Curnow was out on the water for the final day of the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup, Melbourne. The Lasers and the Finns were the focus of his attention. Here are some highlights from a day when Port Phillip was benign, then showed a lot of promise and finally settled for healthy doses of sun and breeze. Phew! ...
Extreme Sailing Series: Alinghi dons ESS Crown, Oman Air wins award
By Oman Sail, ,
10:11 AM Sun 14 Dec 2014 GMT
After an epic year-long battle between Leigh McMillan and Morgan Larson and their crews, spanning 12 months, 8 countries and 223 races, the Swiss team were crowned new champions when they crossed the finish line of the final double points race in second place to earn a 12 point advantage over The Wave for the Sydney Act and a 10 point lead on the overall leaderboard. ...
18ft Skiffs: Rooklyn scores win in Syd. Barnett Jr. Memorial Trophy
By Frank Quealey - Australian 18 Footers League, ,
8:14 AM Sun 14 Dec 2014 GMT
Lumix grabbed the lead after rounding the first set of windward marks and was never in any real danger of defeat as the team sailed faultlessly around the North-East course. Appliancesonline.com.au was 33s behind the winner, in second place, with Compassmarkets.com (Keagan York, Greg Dixon, Matt Stenta) a further 1m25s back in third place. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup: Fan cranks up for final Melbourne day + Videos
By Lisa Ratcliff ISAF Sailing World Cup – Event Media, ,
7:31 AM Sun 14 Dec 2014 GMT
ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne 2014: Some of the day’s highlights on the Stadium course included Tom Burton’s trifecta of gold medal Laser wins at this World Cup event, the Australian identical twins out-sailing the Portuguese brothers in the 470s and the final epic Finn grudge match between Great Britain’s Ed Wright and Oli Tweddell that went the Brit’s way. ...
Extreme Sailing Series: Delayed coverage - Day 4 +Audio *Feature
By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, ,
5:37 AM Sun 14 Dec 2014 GMT
Delayed coverage of the fourth day in the Extreme Sailing Series in Sydney harbour.
Today is Day 4 with full video coverage. Nic Douglass (Adventures of a Sailor Girl) will carry her own inimitable commentary from two hours before the start of racing, due to get underway at 4.00pm Sydney time. Now live. ...