|News for the Last 7 Days - Europe & the World
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Zefiro seeks full blooded southerly
By Jim Gale, RSHYR Media, ,
10:16 PM Thu 19 Dec 2013 GMT
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - It is said that gentlemen do not go to windward - and quite so - it is a bit like scrum time in the rugby, best suited to miners and the unashamedly agricultural who can only gawp at the nonchalant elegance of wingers in stainless white shorts. ...
Big initial entry for revival of One Ton Cup - event planning underway
By Alan Sefton, ,
6:38 PM Thu 19 Dec 2013 GMT
The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron has started formalised planning for a One Ton Cup Revisited regatta in Auckland, in February/March 2015. Its decision to proceed with the event is based on a strong international expression of interest in competing. That response includes 16 would-be entries and 4 would-be charterers, from NZ (9), Australia (4), Sweden (2), UK (2), Canada (2) and the USA (1). ...
GAES Christmas Race - Mixed bag on day 2
By Jaume Soler, ,
5:46 PM Thu 19 Dec 2013 GMT
Day two of the GAES Christmas Race awoke in Palamós with a strong SW wind expected to blow until midday and then begin to lose strength. The Race Committees were at the racing areas ready to give starts at the scheduled times but drizzles brought big changes with the wind shifting and dropping and therefore providing tricky conditions for sailing. ...
Brest accède par vote de l'Assemblée Nationale au statut de métropole
By Claude Pengam, ,
4:47 PM Thu 19 Dec 2013 GMT
L'adoption définitive du texte conférant à Brest le statut de métropole a été entérinée cet après-midi même à l'Assemblée Nationale. Ce matin, le Sénat avait adopté les conclusions de la commission mixte paritaire sur le projet de loi de modernisation de l'action publique territoriale et d'affirmation des métropoles. ...
America's Cup e-Book project achieves start up target
By Richard Gladwell, ,
1:07 PM Thu 19 Dec 2013 GMT
America's Cup commentator Jack Griffin has successfully initiated a project using the Kickstarter funding model to produce an e-book on the 34th America's Cup
We are constantly receiving request from people for DVD and the like from the 34th America's Cup - and now it would seem that there is going to be a real alternative ...
ORC World Championship - Three World Titles secured
By Hermann Hell, ,
11:51 AM Thu 19 Dec 2013 GMT
ORC World Championship is being held in Kiel, Germany from second to 9th August 2014. The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) held its annual conference in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman and so did the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC), who helps organize ISAF’s official offshore World Championship, the annual ORC Worlds. ...
GAES Christmas Race Day 1 + Video
By Michalis Pateniotis, ,
11:00 AM Thu 19 Dec 2013 GMT
The 38th GAES Christmas Race is being held from 17th to 22nd December 2013. Day one kicked off in waters of the Bay of Palamós with around 300 teams. It was registration and measurement for the 29ers that will start racing tomorrow. The other classes sailed today’s races with a light SW Garbí breeze, 6 to 12 knots. ...
Rolex Sydney to Hobart - Patrice performs like a rocket ship
By Jim Gale, ,
10:19 AM Thu 19 Dec 2013 GMT
Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race - Tony Kirby is hugely regarded at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, and with 27 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Races under his belt, is a stalwart of the annual 628 nautical mile race. ...
GAES Christmas Race - Action underway in the Bay of Palamós
By Jaume Soler, ,
6:50 PM Wed 18 Dec 2013 GMT
The 38th GAES Christmas Race is now underway in waters of the Bay of Palamós with around 300 teams. It was registration and measurement for the 29ers that will start racing tomorrow. The other classes sailed today’s races with a light SW Garbí breeze, six to 12 knots. ...
IFDS Rankings for Paralympic Classes
By ISAF, ,
6:18 PM Wed 18 Dec 2013 GMT
IFDS has published the IFDS Rankings for Paralympic Classes following the completion of the ranking events.
Rankings in the One-Person Keelboat, 2.4mR; Two-Person Keelboat, SKUD18; Three-Person Keelboat and Sonar have been revealed. ...
Cyprus Sailing Federation hosts ISAF Level 3 Technical Course
By ISAF, ,
6:12 PM Wed 18 Dec 2013 GMT
Cyprus Sailing Federation (CySaF) hosted an ISAF Level 3 Technical Course for Performance Coaches from 7-13 December in Limassol, the host venue of the 2013 Sail First ISAF Youth World Championships. The IOC Olympic Solidarity funded training was facilitated by ISAF Nominated Expert Rob Clark (GBR), assisted by 2013 ISAF Training Scholarship graduate Vagelis Atzemian (GRE). ...
Professional Kiteracers reveal trio of events for 2014
By PKRA, ,
3:53 PM Wed 18 Dec 2013 GMT
With the 2013 Professional Kiteracing season completed and another outstanding season to look back on, athletes and fans alike are already looking forward to the 2014 tour season with all the usual suspense and excitement to come. The PKRA is now happy to announce a few important updates regarding the 2014 tour schedule, rule changes, and other pertinent rider information. ...
Windsurfer Camille Juban awarded Guinness World Record
By Chris Yates, ,
2:40 PM Wed 18 Dec 2013 GMT
In August of 2013, Camille Juban (Quatro / MauiSails / MFC) travelled to Peru in the hope of finding perfect, long peeling lines of glassy waves and that’s exactly what he found at the iconic spot of Chicama. ...
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Downwind drag race for Wild Oats XI
By Rob Mundle, ,
11:57 AM Wed 18 Dec 2013 GMT
The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race gets underway in eight days time on Boxing Day, and while yachting meteorologist Roger Badham’s crystal ball is still a little fuzzy, the crew of Bob Oatley’s champion yacht, the 30-metre supermaxi, Wild Oats XI, are liking what he’s telling them. ...
Round the World champion, Conny van Rietschoten dies at 87 *Feature
8:42 AM Wed 18 Dec 2013 GMT
Renowned Whitbread Round the World sailor Conny van Rietschoten died on Tuesday in Portugal. He was 87 years old.
Long regarded as one of the hard men of world sailing, and Round the World racing in particular, van Rietschoten won the 1978 and 1982 renditions of the then four stop race. ...
America's Cup: One of the greatest comebacks - book now released
5:27 AM Wed 18 Dec 2013 GMT
Millions of sailing enthusiasts and casual fans alike watched the 2013 America’s Cup in awe as Oracle Team USA, trailing one point to New Zealand’s eight and on the brink of losing the trophy to the Challenger, came back to win eight straight match-point races to successfully defend the America’s Cup. ...
Your chance to back an exciting America's Cup project for $5 or more
By Richard Gladwell, ,
1:16 AM Wed 18 Dec 2013 GMT
America's Cup commentator Jack Griffin has initiated a project using the Kickstarter funding model to produce an e-book on the 34th America's Cup. We are constantly receiving request from people for DVD and the like from the 34th America's Cup - now is your chance to make it happen.
There are three days to go to reach the initial finding target - to read how you can help be part of this projec ...
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - The Dark Horse is coming
By Jim Gale, RSHYR Media,
10:03 PM Tue 17 Dec 2013 GMT
'I am definitely putting my batting average on the line,' jokes Hong Kong businessman Karl Kwok when talking about the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - true enough, too. ...
GAES Christmas Race - 300 boats and 500 sailors to line up
By Jaume Soler, ,
5:08 PM Tue 17 Dec 2013 GMT
The 38th edition of the GAES Christmas Race will begin on Wednesday with 300 boats from 26 nations. From 18 to 22 December, the Bay of Palamós welcomes the Olympic and ISAF Youth Classes in this traditional Christmas regatta. ...
Team Gilmour bounces back
By Team Gilmour, ,
4:40 PM Tue 17 Dec 2013 GMT
After our terrible result at our final event of the year, the entire team has been busy sailing separately and have bounced back posting some terrific results coming from Thailand and Melbourne as well as practicing for the Sydney to Coffs Harbour race. ...
Hobie 16 European Championship highlight video
By Patrik Pollak, ,
1:47 PM Tue 17 Dec 2013 GMT
Great event in sunny Sardinia. Check out the highlights of the Hobie 16 European Championship 2013. ...
Rolex Sydney Hobart: Super Sevens champ swaps rugby for super maxi
By Di Pearson, RSHYR Media, ,
8:22 AM Tue 17 Dec 2013 GMT
English former IRB Sevens Player of the Year, Ollie Philips, has swapped his rugby jumper for sailing gear and is racing in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s 2013 Rolex Sydney Hobart aboard the 70 foot Great Britain, which arrived in Sydney on Sunday. ...
Kiwi winery owner backs himself for Rolex Sydney Hobart
By Bruce Montgomery, RSHYR Media,
8:12 AM Tue 17 Dec 2013 GMT
New Zealand’s Oyster Bay wine producer Jim Delegat took just one hour to decide on placing $1million on winning this year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - and the form guide leading into the race shows he has made a shrewd investment.
Delegat spent the money on the winner of the last Volvo Ocean Race, the Volvo 70 Groupama 4, renamed it Giacomo after his wine pioneer grandfather and installe ...
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - A lift for Wild Oats XI
By Jim Gale, RSHYR Media,
3:24 PM Mon 16 Dec 2013 GMT
The crew aboard Wild Oats XI call her the Swiss Army Knife these days - and fair enough - lately she has added so many foils and blades, thrusting out at all angles from her narrow steel-grey hull, she looks like some kid has had a great time pulling all the do-dahs out of a penknife at once. ...
America's Cup: Jimmy Spithill on the 34th Match and more *Feature
By Richard Gladwell,
2:19 PM Mon 16 Dec 2013 GMT
In the second of two interviews, Radio New Zealand National spoke with the two opposing skippers in the 2013 America's Cup, Dean Barker and Jimmy Spithill.
Below are some of the key points from Spithill, including the link to the full 30minute interview. Spithill explains how Oracle Team USA reacted when they were 8-1 down, and which team he will sail for in the 35tth America's Cup ...
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