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Volvo Ocean Race 2015-15 - Not just a coat of paint
By Agathe Armand, ,
3:03 AM Tue 4 Mar 2014 GMT
So we’ve talked lots about naval architecture and technical specifications over the past few months. But what you first notice about our Volvo Ocean 65 fleet are the designs on the hulls and sails, right? All boats look different and they all represent something different, too. ...
The Mast Walk by Alex Thomson
By Sail-World, ,
2:11 AM Tue 4 Mar 2014 GMT
Solo round the world yachtsman Alex Thomson performs a daring feat on board his high-speed yacht, Hugo Boss.
In this video, he climbs up the 30-meter high mast of the moving vessel and dives into the ocean. ...
J/70 World Championship to take place in Newport
By J/Boats, ,
9:37 PM Mon 3 Mar 2014 GMT
The first ever J/70 World Championship will take place in Newport, R.I. from September 8th to 13th and hosted by New York Yacht Club. Races will be sailed on either Narragansett Bay or offshore on Rhode Island Sound, depending on weather conditions. Principal hosting partner for the event is Sail Newport, where boats will be docked for the event. ...
RORC Caribbean 600 - Sixty yachts take part in record edition
By Louay Habib, ,
8:29 PM Mon 3 Mar 2014 GMT
For the sixth RORC Caribbean 600, 60 yachts from 11 different countries, with 682 crew from all over the world, took part and enjoyed spectacular conditions and intense competition. The start gun sounded at Fort Charlotte, high above the Pillars of Hercules and the magnificent international fleet of yachts enjoyed a sparkling send-off with warm trade winds, Caribbean swell and brilliant sunshine. ...
UK based Oakley Capital buys majority stake in North Technology Group
By Brigid Murphy, Milford, CT, USA ,
6:07 PM Mon 3 Mar 2014 GMT
North Technology Group (NTG) has confirmed that Oakley Capital Private Equity has acquired a majority stake in their diverse family of companies. Oakley is an investment vehicle founded by UK businessman and sailing enthusiast Peter Dubens. ...
Clipper Round The World Race – Sir Robin Knox-Johnston on the restart
By Marina Thomas, ,
1:55 PM Mon 3 Mar 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race 2013-14, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, Chairman and Founder of the Clipper Race, has repaired the forestay bottlescrews of nine of the 12-strong Clipper 70 fleet with the rest being completed over the next day. ...
Clipper Round the World Race – Race 9 restarts in strong head winds
By Clipper Ventures, ,
1:23 PM Mon 3 Mar 2014 GMT
Race 9 of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race has restarted, with strong head winds, a solid current and rough seas around the entrance to the Taiwan Strait, warming up the crews for what they will face over the coming weeks. ...
JJ Giltinan Trophy: Gotta Love It 7 sneaks a second win *Feature
By Frank Quealey, Sydney Harbour ,
10:47 AM Mon 3 Mar 2014 GMT
Defending champion Seve Jarvin and the Gotta Love It 7 team Sam Newton and Scott Babbage scored their second win of the 2014 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship when they took out the Re-sail of Race 1 on Sydney Harbour today.
The win gives the team a great start in defence of the title, but the win today was far from easy. ...
M32 Gold Cup – Special day 3 in Miami
By Peter Gustafsson, ,
10:29 AM Mon 3 Mar 2014 GMT
Everywhere M32 Cup goes, they’re trying to do something special together with the local community. It can be a charity or just get young sailors out sailing to inspire them to stay in the sport. To sail with Olympic Champions and up-and-coming young sailors on fast catamarans, help kids to see a natural path from dinghy sailing to America’s Cup. ...
JJ Giltinan Trophy: Gotta Love It 7 takes second win on Day 2
By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, ,
5:40 AM Mon 3 Mar 2014 GMT
Race 1 of the JJ Giltinan Trophy was sailed in light winds on Sydney Harbour on Monday afternoon
The race was due to start at 3.00pm Sydney time, being the resail of Saturday's race.
Includes highlights video and interviews ashore for Race 1. ...
Quick Clipper pitstop in Hong Kong
By Guy Nowell, Editor, Sail-World Asia, Hong Kong ,
4:40 AM Mon 3 Mar 2014 GMT
Clipper GREAT Britain arrived at RHKYC Middle Island at 0752 on Saturday morning, and at 0906h was pronounced ready to go again by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston. Racing in the Clipper fleet was cancelled when first one, and then three, forestay bottlescrews failed en route Singapore-Qingdao. 'There are always teething problems with new boats… this is just one of those things that need looking at,' said ...
Melges 32 Miami Winter Regatta - Classic conditions on final day
By Melges 32, ,
3:40 AM Mon 3 Mar 2014 GMT
The last and final day of competition in Miami brought on classic conditions with top honors going to Roberto Tomasini Grinover's Robertissima. Aboard with Tomasini Grinover was tactician Vasco Vascotto, Federico Michetti, Giovanni Cassinari, Gunnar Bahr, Simone Spangaro, Stefano Nicolussi and Nevio Sabadin - they are 2014 Melges 32 Miami Winter Regatta Champions! ...
ISA Sailor of the Year - Annalise Murphy
By ISA, ,
3:12 AM Mon 3 Mar 2014 GMT
Annalise Murphy made Irish sailing history last night when she won the most coveted and prestigious Irish sailing award – ISA Sailor of the Year – for the third consecutive year. The award, supported by MGM Boats, was presented at the ISA Awards Ball in the Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin before an audience of 270 members and supporters of Irish sailing ...
JJ Giltinan Trophy: Race Replay and interviews from Day 2
By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, ,
7:59 PM Sun 2 Mar 2014 GMT
Full replays from shoreside before the start of Day 2 of the JJ Giltinan Trophy, plus the race itself, and then the post-race analysis and comments.
This premier event has attracted 34 boats from six countries, and is providing some top competition, with the light and fickle weather making a test of its own for the crews. ...
America's Cup- Fast foils-a conversation with Paul Bieker, part I *Feature
By David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, Seattle ,
7:35 PM Sun 2 Mar 2014 GMT
Paul Bieker is one of the core designers credited with 'super-charging' Oracle Team USA’s 'USA 17' last September during the 34th America's Cup. I recently caught up with Bieker at a local Seattle pub for part one of this two-part interview to get his thoughts on how AC34 was won, his design role for AC35, as well as his thoughts on the future of America’s Cup Racing. ...
JJ Giltinan Trophy: Seven has Gotta Love the light on Day 2
By Frank Quealey, ,
9:29 AM Sun 2 Mar 2014 GMT
Following yesterday’s anti-climax when racing was abandoned after two attempts to complete a full course, Race 2 of the 2014 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship, sponnsored by Sydney City Marine, went without major incident on Sydney Harbour today. ...
M32 Gold Cup 2014 - Day two
By Icarus Sailing Media, ,
8:59 AM Sun 2 Mar 2014 GMT
M32 Gold Cup 2014 - Several Swedish teams took the opportunity to go for a swim, but the US teams decided to stay on board since there might be sharks in the area. A gutsy statement from the vikings, or just plain stupid? Anyway, everyone was accounted for and racing begun at 13:00 in three-four knots of sea breeze that increased during the afternoon. ...
JJ Giltinan Trophy: Gotta Love It 7 makes her mark in Race 2
By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, ,
8:16 AM Sun 2 Mar 2014 GMT
Race 2 of the JJ Giltinan Trophy got underway in light winds on Sydney harbour on Sunday afternoon
The race was due to start at 3.00pm Sydney time, but it has been raining heavily in Sydney and the wind is shifting. Already there has been one postponement posted. Also there is a large ocean line anchored in the middle of the harbour to add to PRO, Gary Linacre's worries. ...
The Clipper Race 2014- First yachts arrive in Hong Kong
By Ruth Harrington, ,
3:35 AM Sun 2 Mar 2014 GMT
2013 - 14 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - The first yachts have started to arrive at the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club on Middle Island, Deep Water Bay, Hong Kong this morning local time (UTC+8). ...
JJ Giltinan Trophy: Full video replay coverage of Day 1 from Sydney
By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, Sydney, NSW, Australia ,
8:25 PM Sat 1 Mar 2014 GMT
Full replay coverage of Day 1 in the JJ Giltinan Trophy sailed on Sydney Harbour.
Both races were abandoned due to a major wind shift in the first and a fading breeze in the second.
But nevertheless there was plenty of action and some surprises at the front of the fleet, ...
Five times World Champion Skud 18 skipper on Road to Rio
By Rob Kothe, ,
7:03 PM Sat 1 Mar 2014 GMT
She has won the Skud 18 World Championships five times and is a hot prospect for Rio. British Paralympic bronze medallist 32 year old Alexandra Rickham opened the RYA Dinghy show this morning along with leading British 49er Rio contender Dylan Fletcher. ...
RYA Dinghy Show 2014 - its opening time + Video
By Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team, ,
10:26 AM Sat 1 Mar 2014 GMT
Its a cold foggy London winter Saturday morning, but at the top of the hill at Alexandra Palace, there is once again good crowds surging through the halls after the traditional 10am count-down. Its warm and dry in Ally Pally. ...
JJ Giltinan Trophy: Opening day creates JJ history + Video
By Frank Quealey, ,
9:58 AM Sat 1 Mar 2014 GMT
Day 1 of the 2014 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship, sponsored by Sydney City Marine, produced a first in the 75 years history of the championship since it was first sailed on Sydney Harbour in 1938.
The end result being an abandonment of racing for the day with a re-sail likely on the first available lay day (Monday).
Includes highlights video ...
Miami Winter Regatta - Great start for Robertissima
By Melges 32 Class Association, ,
7:15 AM Sat 1 Mar 2014 GMT
Overcast and damp, cool morning conditions gave way to a spectacular day of racing at the 2014 Miami Winter Regatta hosted at Miami Beach Marina supported by Coconut Grove Sailing Club and Melges USA. Three races were completed leaving Roberto Tomasini Grinover on Robertissima in first overall, setting a great precedent for his team and their start to the season. ...
An open invitation to join Howth YC U25 keelboat team
By ISA, ,
6:43 AM Sat 1 Mar 2014 GMT
Howth Yacht Club has extended an open invitation to join its U25 Keelboat Team for 2014. After an extremely successful 2013 the club is planning a challenging campaign for 2014, culminating in a trip to the USA. Team selection will be kicking off shortly. Those interested should contact the undersigned. ...
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