| News for the Last 30 Days - Europe & the World
RS500 World Championship - All set for Loctudy action
By Pip Baily, ,
3:26 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
In less than a week over 100 RS500 sailors from five different nations are descending on the French town of Loctudy in Brittany for the 2014 World Championships. The 2014 entries see many rock stars of the class from different countries, promising a highly competitive event from start to finish. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup - Hyeres and Weymouth named 2015 venues + Video
By ISAF, ,
3:09 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
Hyères, France and Weymouth, Great Britain have been named as the European venues for the 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup series. Bids to host the two European regattas of the ISAF Sailing World Cup were carefully considered by the International Sailing Federation with key criteria including a compact venue, first class sailing areas and facilities. ...
RS800 European Championships - Gradient breeze on day 3
By Dave Hivey, ,
2:13 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
The fleet launched early on Wednesday at the RS800 Europeans to take advantage of the gradient breeze forecast for the morning. It was certainly not the sunny Ora that we had come to Garda to see, but the Northerly breeze did not disappoint (for a while). ...
RS100 European Championship - Action continues on day 3
By RS100 Class Association, ,
2:07 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
Not quite a classic Garda day on day three of the RS100 Europeans, but almost as good. An amendment to the sailing instructions posted last night meant an early start at 11am. The fleet ventured out in a Northerly (Pela) force four and racing started promptly on a trapezoid course under the Western Cliffs. ...
Laser Radial Youth World Championship - Day 2 and 3
By Jeff Martin, ,
2:02 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
Two more races were completed in nine to 10 knot winds on the second day of the Laser Radial Youth Championship in Dziwnów, Poland. It was long day for everyone after a wait ashore for fog to clear only for it to unexpectedly return during the first race. ...
Anna Tunnicliffe: Final two days of the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games
By Anna Tunnicliffe, Carson, CA. ,
1:59 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
Anna Tunnicliffe: We finished up the 2014 CrossFit Games with the final 3 events. I gave it my all, made the final cut and finally finished 22nd overall. The 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist in the Laser Radial class describes the final two days of the competition. ...
Kona Europeans about to kick-off in Båstad
By KonaOne press, ,
12:20 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
The best possible conditions are expected with the 2014 European Championships in ISAF-class Kona One about to start in Båstad, Sweden. A total of 70 female and male sailors from eight countries will line up. Sailors with plentiful of experience and medals from different windsurfing classes will meet young talents, making the outcome very open. ...
Open 420 Worlds: The last throw of the dice to make the Gold fleets
By Rob Burn, ,
12:06 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
Rob Burn reports on the third day of racing for the New Zealand team competing at the 420 World Championships in Travemunde, Germany. Bad races, good races, the last throw of the dice to make the Gold fleets.
The Kiwi teams slow grind up continues in a light and shifty day on both courses. ...
Techno 293 Worlds - France and Italy claim titles
By International Windsurfing Association, ,
10:58 AM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
Fifteen year old Carlo Ciabatti from Cagliari, Italy, is the 2014 Techno 293 Youth Boys World Champion. With an unassuming start, 23rd on the leaderboard at the end of the first championship race, Carlo clawed his way up day by day - 13th . . . fifth . . .first! beating European Champion Tom Monnet into second place by four points. ...
Allen RS Feva World Championships, Day 4 - Nations Cup and lay day
By Golly Tucker, ,
8:54 AM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
At the Allen RS Feva Worlds, the fleet racing took a break today while a well deserved break was taken from the very physically demanding conditions in Quiberon Bay. The two boat team racing Nations Cup took place during the afternoon with 11 nations participating. ...
29er World Championships 2014 - Finals start tomorrow
By 29er World Championships, ,
7:51 AM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
After a stormy start to the day, the rain cleared and the breeze filled in from the South-South West with a steady 10-12 knots. All the sailors were excited to get racing today, with both fleets starting the day with general recalls. The black flag was raised on both courses and pushed sailors behind the line allowing both fleets to start qualifying race nine. ...
ISAF Youth Worlds Champions lead 29er Worlds
By Jerelyn Biehl, ,
7:16 AM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
On course 2, the French ISAF Youth Worlds 29er champions Brice Yrieix and Loic Fischer Guillou (FRA) had a steady day of racing. ...
Help clean up the sailing water at Rio - Image Gallery
By Juerg Kaufmann, ,
6:49 AM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
Top international sailing photographer, Juerg Kaufmann (SUI) is in Rio for the first of two Olympic Test events. Like many others in the sailing community he is most unhappy about the quality of the water at the Olympic venue.
Sailing has always prided itself on being an environmentally proud sport. ...
29er World Championship - Finals start tomorrow
By 29er Worlds, ,
3:12 AM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 29er World Championship - Another windy day on the Kingston waters to wrap up the third and last day of the qualification series. After a stormy start to the day, the rain cleared and the breeze filled in from the South-South West with a steady 10-12 knots. ...
420 World Championship - Singapore and Spain out front
By 420 International Class Association, ,
10:09 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
Racing got underway on day three of the 420 Worlds in a 12-15 knot breeze from the north, perfect conditions to complete the final two races of the race qualification series. With the discard kicking in after race 5, some shuffling on the leaderboard as teams discarded their worst score in the 420 Open and 420 Ladies fleets. ...
RS800 European Championships day 2
By Toby Wincer, ,
9:07 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
At the RS800 European Championship, after a night of thunderstorms that trapped many people in the Occa bar until later than originally planned, the RS800’s emptied their boats of water and tried to dry sailing kit before heading out for three planned races. ...
Fireball Europeans - Gillard and Anderton take honours on day 3
By Cormac Bradley, Lerwick, Shetland ,
8:23 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
Principle Race Officer Bruce Leask put together another excellent day on the water for the Fireball fleet contesting their European Championship in Lerwick, Shetland. Two full races and a shortened third race were provided in winds that started at the 10 knot mark and topped out with a 23 knot gust in the final race. ...
Glide Free Foils - the dinghy foiling break thru is on the market *Feature
By David Schmidt, ,
6:32 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
In 2006, the sailing world was stunned with the speed and performance of the foiling Moth, and the genie forever escaped the bottle. Flash-forward just a few short years, and the Moth Worlds were being were contested on foils; jump-forward a bit further still, and the 34th America’s Cup was won using foils. ...
RS400 European Championship - Classic Garda conditions on day 2
By Sarah Robertson and Roger Carter, ,
5:57 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
Day two of the RS400 European Championship dawned bright and the remnants of a light northerly Peler greeted the 45 teams keen for another great days racing. The fleet got off cleanly for race 1 and the difficult choice was between the cliffs for a lift or out to get more breeze, a mix of the two with a decent right hand shift at the first windward mark seemed to be the way to go. ...
Largest Olympic Class Regatta ever to take place in Rio
By ISAF, ,
5:43 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
Over 320 sailors from 34 nations will compete at the first test event of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games from 2-9 August from the Marina da Gloria. The Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta 2014 is set to be the largest Olympic classes sailing competition ever held in Brazil and many of the world's top competitors are ready for the test. ...
Un médico todo terreno para la Volvo Ocean Race
By Volvo Ocean Race, ,
3:22 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
El cántabro Pablo Díaz Munio ha sido nombrado médico oficial de la Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, regata que ya conoce como colaborador de Ericsson (2008-2009) y responsable médico de Telefónica (2011-2012). Ha participado así mismo en tres campañas al Himalaya de Edurne Pasaban: Annapurna, Shisha Pangma y Everest. ...
Yann Eliès prepares to take on the Route du Rhum
By Vendee Globe, ,
3:08 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
Yann Eliès is preparing to take up a sizeable gauntlet: to participate in the Route du Rhum aboard the maxi-multihull (MOD 70) Paprec Recyclage. The skipper will be setting off on the legendary transatlantic race from Saint Malo for the very first time on 2 November 2014, aboard the boat recently skippered by Jean-Pierre Dick. ...
RS100 European Championships day 2
By RS100 Sailing, ,
2:59 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
The signal to launch came at midday and the RS100 European Championships fleet set out towards the Eastern Course with a steady force four Northerly ‘Pela’ wind. The first race of the day got underway with Michel Rotach (Swiss) leading at the windward mark closely followed by Andre Blasse and Al Hall. ...
Guinness World Record criteria finalised for the Largest Sailing Race
By Irene Corosu, Weymouth ,
2:01 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
The Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation is pleased to announce the finalised Guinness World Record criteria which sailing clubs have to comply with to count towards the world record attempt, and for participants to be ratified as world record holders. ...
Allen RS Feva World Championships - Day 3: Final series starts
By Bill Tucker, ,
12:17 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
Allen RS Feva World Championships 2014 - This was where the serious racing really notched up another couple of gears with the talent pools fully concentrated after the qualification series finished. The forecast had a sunny moderate day of 12knots or so lined up. The reality was that the sea breeze kicked up in full with the third race concluding in 20 to 22knots average. ...