| News for the Last 30 Days - Europe & the World
Extreme Sailing Series - Groupama on Soviet soil
By Vincent Borde, ,
9:44 PM Tue 24 Jun 2014 GMT
Stage four in the international Extreme Sailing Series circuit, St Petersburg is playing host to twelve very high-level crews this Thursday, including Groupama sailing team skippered by Franck Cammas. Sixth in the overall ranking after events in Singapore, Oman and Qingdao, the French skipper is banking on the Russian stage to progress further in their bid against the Swiss and New Zealand leaders ...
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup – Entries close with nine to compete
By James Boyd, ,
9:33 PM Tue 24 Jun 2014 GMT
With the Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup entry list now closed, nine teams have confirmed their participation. The event is set to take place out of Cowes over Saturday 19th July until Saturday 26th July. This year the Royal Ocean Racing Club's biennial flagship event for national teams with amateur crews has two more teams than when the event was last held in 2012. ...
Solitaire du Figaro - Key stage of Leg 3
By Solitaire du Figaro, ,
4:20 PM Tue 24 Jun 2014 GMT
The gaps growing progressively bigger scanning down the afternoon rankings tells the story of this key stage of Leg 3 of La Solitaire du Figaro-Eric Bompard cachemire. As the leaders work progressively south and west towards the Odas turning mark, some 61 miles ahead of Yann Eliès' bow, they were the first to break into better breeze. ...
Kieler Woche - Pretty decent run for Mathew Belcher
By Herman Hell, ,
3:24 PM Tue 24 Jun 2014 GMT
Mathew Belcher does not seem to be a man of superlatives. 'I just had a pretty decent run,' says the Australian with an impish smile. Yes, you can put it this way when you have won the 470 Worlds three times in such a short period, got Olympic gold, been appointed World Sailor of the Year and now became skipper of the Australian America’s Cup team. ...
International German ORCi Championship - One massive festival of sail
By Herman Hell, ,
2:51 PM Tue 24 Jun 2014 GMT
The vision for the 2014 International German ORCi Championship (IDM) was to bring together not only the best offshore sailors in Germany, but also to attract teams from the rest of the world to compete in the same venue as August’s ORC World Championship, which thusfar has attracted 176 teams from 18 countries. ...
Superyacht Cup Palma 2014 - Lionheart is the Pride of Palma
By The Superyacht Cup, ,
12:37 PM Tue 24 Jun 2014 GMT
With a win in the fourth and final race, a fast 30 miles coastal course with over 20kts of brisk sea breeze back and forth across the Bay of Palma, Lionheart lift the trophy that they consider the season's most prestigious and hardest to win, triumphing in the five strong J Class at the Palma Superyacht Cup. ...
Predictwind unlocks more features on free accounts
By Sail-World, ,
11:52 AM Tue 24 Jun 2014 GMT
As part of the PredictWind forecast site and app redesign Predictwind have increased the features to which the free accounts have access.
All Free accounts have been extended to a full seven day forecast. Now the seven day forecast is the standard across all PredictWind packages. ...
Composite Rigging launches new campaign for ECsix
By Josh Impey, ,
9:29 AM Tue 24 Jun 2014 GMT
Composite Rigging is proud to introduce their new When Your Mast Must Stay Up campaign for ECsix, the most innovative continuous carbon rigging in the marine industry. The campaign centers around the product’s standout features; high performance, value and longevity in grueling ocean conditions. ...
Maserati official partner of the Yacht Club de Monaco
By Maserati, ,
9:17 AM Tue 24 Jun 2014 GMT
At the inauguration of the new YCM clubhouse, designed by Norman Foster and already hailed as the new symbol of the Principality of Monaco, the partnership with Maserati, which this year celebrates its centenary, and one of the most prestigious yacht clubs in the world, was officially announced. ...
Mini Fastnet 2014 - Off to attack Fastnet Rock
By Winches Club, ,
8:03 AM Tue 24 Jun 2014 GMT
Mini Fastnet 2014 - The 66 sailors have set off for four to five days of battling it out towards the legendary Fastnet lighthouse. A light, northerly breeze should allow the Mini Fastnet competitors to cross the Channel quite easily over the next 36 hours. By Wednesday, the wind should be blowing nicely in the Celtic Sea before Thursday brings a low front and a steady wind. ...
Nicolai Sehested takes the last wildcard to Stena Match Cup Sweden
By Fabian Bengtsson, ,
7:38 AM Tue 24 Jun 2014 GMT
Stena Match Cup Sweden 2014 - Trefor Match Racing have been climbing the ISAF international match racing ranking the last couple of years and are currently on seventh place. Their journey to the top ten started as a match racing project for a few friends to have fun with. ...
Half way for the RORC Season’s Points Championship
By Louay Habib, ,
7:18 AM Tue 24 Jun 2014 GMT
Season's Points Championship 2014 - Devonian Nigel Passmore will be racing his Plymouth based J/133, Apollo 7, as part of the team's preparation for the forthcoming RORC Transatlantic Race. 'The Morgan Cup Race is part of our qualification for the Transatlantic in November,' explained Nigel. ...
PWA Bonaire World Cup - New star emerges on day 3
By Chris Yates, ,
12:36 AM Tue 24 Jun 2014 GMT
On day three of the PWA Bonaire World Cup, the goods were delivered for the second day in a row. The wind was slightly lighter than yesterday, but that didn’t stop the freestylers delivering another enthralling display in the freestyle paradise that is Bonaire. ...
Kieler Woche - Sailors show good form on day 3 + Video
By Herman Hell, ,
9:10 PM Mon 23 Jun 2014 GMT
At the 132nd edition of Kiel Week, the wind keeps blowing. Just like the first weekend of the event, the race directors were looking at the weather charts on Monday morning again with skepticism to create an emergency program close to the shore due to the persistent strong winds. But around midday the situation improved, so that all classes could be sent out onto the race courses. ...
Newport Bermuda Race - Line honors victory for Shockwave + Video
By Talbot Wilson, ,
7:20 PM Mon 23 Jun 2014 GMT
In the 2014 Newport Bermuda Race, George Sakellaris’ big white Richel/Pugh mini-maxi Shockwave crossed the finish line off Bermuda’s St. David’s Lighthouse Monday morning at 5:34 race time EDT (6:34AM local time). Her elapsed time was 63:04:11. ...
RC44 Championship Tour - Fleet gear up to battle on Andalucian coast
By Jessica Gray, ,
3:53 PM Mon 23 Jun 2014 GMT
Competition in the RC44 fleet gears up this week for the RC44 Puerto Sotogrande Cup, taking place close to Gibraltar on Spain’s Andalucian coast. Since the last event in Cascais, John Bassadone’s Peninsula Petroleum has taken the lead in the rolling RC44 ChampionshipTour from Team Aqua, and with it the coveted ‘golden wheels’. ...
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