| News for the Last 30 Days - Europe & the World
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. ...
Gazprom International European Dragon Championship – Day 1 in Sanremo
By Imagina, ,
9:21 AM Wed 26 Mar 2014 GMT
For the first day of the Gazprom International European Dragon Championship, overcast skies, well formed seas and steady wind from the east - northeast between 18 and 20 knots were on offer in Sanremo. ...
World Youth Sailing Week - 10 days of great sailing
By Elena Giolai, Garda Lake ,
4:01 AM Wed 26 Mar 2014 GMT
At Easter, on Garda Trentino, 10 days of great sailing dedicated to young people, thinking about sport, tourism and promotion of the territory with approximately 1,800 racers expected will take place at the World Youth Sailing Week. ...
Denmark presents 2018 ISAF Sailing World Championships bid
By Matthew Pryor, ,
7:50 PM Tue 25 Mar 2014 GMT
Denmark’s bid for the 2018 ISAF Sailing World Championships was presented at the ISAF headquarters in Southampton, England, today, with a vision to expand the sport’s horizons and let the stars of sailing shine. One of four bidding for the Championships, Aarhus, Denmark’s second largest city, outlined a bid that promises to take sailing to the people. ...
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Teams continue to fly
By Clipper Ventures, ,
5:39 PM Tue 25 Mar 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, teams continued to fly in perfect downwind conditions towards San Francisco yesterday as the sun shone and 18 to 35 knot winds continued to power the fleet. As a low pressure system builds not too far away however, no one is under any illusion that the favourable conditions are here to stay. ...
Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image Award 2014 – Fifth edition
By Bernard Schopfer, ,
11:33 AM Tue 25 Mar 2014 GMT
Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image Award 2014 - Started in 2009, this event is the world’s premier photography competition dedicated to the sport of sailing, celebrating the very best yacht racing image taken during the year, and which best represents the essence and excitement of the sport. ...
BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival - Sailors ready for action
By Louay Habib, ,
3:57 AM Tue 25 Mar 2014 GMT
With less than a week to go until the 43rd edition of the BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival, a truly international cast is making ready to take centre stage in the beautiful sailing grounds off Tortola, British Virgin Islands. ...
ISAF Youth Worlds: Yachting NZ name a very strong, full team for 2014
By Sail-World, ,
11:15 PM Mon 24 Mar 2014 GMT
Yachting New Zealand have announced a very strong team of twelve young sailors to represent New Zealand at the prestigious 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship Regatta. The team includes returning ISAF Youth World medalists and some top sailing talent who are experienced internationally. ...
Extreme Sailing Series - SAP Extreme Sailing Team fourth overall
By Gillian Clarke, ,
7:04 PM Mon 24 Mar 2014 GMT
At Act 2 of the Extreme Sailing Series in Muscat, the final showdown on day four couldn’t have been any closer in the epic battle for the Act title. But how close exactly? And what are the conditions that determine whether you win or lose? ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca - Top sailors ready for battle
By ISAF, ,
5:54 PM Mon 24 Mar 2014 GMT
The ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca – Trofeo Princesa Sofia is set to take place from 31 March to 5 April with 882 sailors from 55 nations competing. The fourth of five ISAF Sailing World Cup regattas will see the world's top competitor's race across one Paralympic and ten Olympic events ...
49er pitchpole - spot of bother they said, or was it Holy Crap + Video
By Sail-World.com, ,
4:17 PM Mon 24 Mar 2014 GMT
Watch young 49er sailors Dane Wilson and Willie McBride going wet and wild off Santa Barbara. ...
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - More rewarding racing conditions
By Clipper Ventures, ,
2:51 PM Mon 24 Mar 2014 GMT
The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet has passed the first week in its 5,600 mile Pacific Ocean test and in return for overcoming the mixed weather conditions, which included everything from wind holes to gale force gusts, Mother Nature appears to have be providing more rewarding racing conditions. ...
Sixième à Oman, Realteam confirme son excellent début de saison
By Realteam Sailing, ,
11:29 AM Mon 24 Mar 2014 GMT
Jérôme Clerc et son équipe terminent sixièmes de l’Act II des Extreme Sailing Series à Oman, après quatre jours de régates et 29 manches courues. Le vainqueur de la saison 2013, The Wave, s’impose devant Emirates Team New Zealand et Alinghi. ...