|News for the Last 7 Days - Europe & the World
Solitaire du Figaro - Tous à Bordeaux!
By Marie Le Berrigaud Perochon, ,
4:27 PM Fri 24 May 2013 GMT
Le rideau s'ouvre sur la 44e Solitaire du Figaro - Eric Bompard cachemire. Ce vendredi 24 mai lance officiellement les festivités à Bordeaux avant le grand départ du 2 juin prochain. Pendant les neuf jours qui leur restent, les marins vont vivre au rythme de la Fête du Fleuve avec un impératif : rester concentré sur leur objectif sportif. ...
The Transat sets sail May 2016
By The Transat,
4:09 PM Fri 24 May 2013 GMT
The next edition of The Transat, the successor for pro-sailors to the original solo race across the North Atlantic that was born as the OSTAR, will commence in May 2016. The OSTAR (Observer Singlehanded Trans-Atlantic Race) was created in 1960 by a handful of pioneering sailors. ...
Rolex Capri Sailing Week Volcano Race prizegiving
By KPMS, ,
3:22 PM Fri 24 May 2013 GMT
Rolex Capri Sailing Week Volcano Race’s third edition concluded with the final prizegiving ceremony today at the docks in Capri’s Marina Grande. During the ceremony, the crew of Alexander Schaerer’s Caol Ila R (USA) received the week’s most coveted prize – the Rolex Trophy and Rolex timepiece – awarded to the overall winner of the event on IRC. ...
Skipper Jean-Pierre Nicol stakes it all on prestigious classic
By Agence Mer et Media, ,
11:11 AM Fri 24 May 2013 GMT
Skipper Jean-Pierre Nicol has perfected his training methods in order to improve his results and hopes to be there at the top of the rankings. After pulling off some brilliant surprises in La Solitaire du Figaro, and ending up on the podium after two legs, the skipper of Bernard Controls is staking everything this year on the prestigious classic. ...
Star Sailors League Eastern Hemisphere Championship Day 1 + Video
By Marios Polos, ,
8:52 AM Fri 24 May 2013 GMT
The first day of the Eastern Hemisphere Championship in Torbole was successful with two races sailed. The sea breeze helped a lot the sailors to compete on ideal weather conditions. So with two races today, the duo of Diego Negri and Frithjof Kleen found them in the lead with 10 points difference from the second and the third. ...
America's Cup: Spectacular video of Emirates Team NZ under Golden Gate
5:15 AM Fri 24 May 2013 GMT
Spectacular Am-Cam video of Emirates Team New Zealand's blast under the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, from the New Zealand challenger's first sail at the venue of the 34th America's Cup.
Wind was about 16kts maximum, and seas described by the team as flat.
Other video from the same sources shows Luna Rossa doing her runs. ...
Delta Lloyd Regatta – Consistent day 3 for Australian crews
By Craig Heydon, ,
1:42 AM Fri 24 May 2013 GMT
2013 Delta Lloyd Regatta third day of racing got underway in Medemblik, Holland. Australian sailors have retaken the lead in two classes ...
Red Bull Youth America's Cup - Teaming up to help French youth prepare
By Chantal Buard, ,
1:23 AM Fri 24 May 2013 GMT
When the first week of September arrives, between the Louis Vuitton Cup and America’s Cup finals, the city of San Francisco will be hosting the Red Bull Youth America's Cup, for teams with members under 24 years old. The AC45 of France’s Next World Energy team will be taking part in this high-level competition. ...
America's Cup: Review Recommendations not expected to be an easy meal *Feature
By Richard Gladwell,
1:18 AM Fri 24 May 2013 GMT
There could be some belching in San Francisco before teams digest and maybe sign-off the 37 recommendations served up by the America’s Cup Regatta Director, Iain Murray yesterday.
The recommendations came on the back of a fatal accident on the Swedish AC72, and triggered the commissioning of a six person panel, by event organisers. Includes two videos of the first sail with three AC72's together ...
America's Cup: Images from San Francisco Bay - First sail for three
By Erik Simonson, www.pressure-drop.us, San Francisco ,
11:07 PM Thu 23 May 2013 GMT
For the first time three America's Cup AC72 catamarans were sailing on San Francisco Bay, today. Erik Simonson of www.pressure-drop.us was on the water and filed this gallery of images of the action. ...
Trofeo Conde de Godo - Azzurra on top after day 1
By 52 Super Series, ,
9:39 PM Thu 23 May 2013 GMT
At the Trofeo Conde de Godo, two bullets and a third place put Azzurra in the lead after the first day of racing in Barcelona - in this first event of the European series of the prestigious TP52 circuit. ...
Delta Lloyd Regatta - Dutch teams make the most of day 3
By Delta Lloyd Regatta, ,
9:14 PM Thu 23 May 2013 GMT
At the Delta Lloyd Regatta in Medemblik, the Dutch teams made the most of day three. At the end of the day, a Dutch boat is in the top three of all classes at the exception of the 49er where Holland is not represented. Pieter Jan Postma in the Finn and the Sonar team of Udo Essel took it all in the three races sailed in freezing conditions. They are now in the lead. ...
52 Super Series: Azzurra Comincia Vincendo Due Regate
By Giuliano Luzzatto, ,
8:44 PM Thu 23 May 2013 GMT
Due primi e un terzo posto valgono ad Azzurra la leadership della 52 Super Series dopo la prima giornata di regate al 40° Trofeo Conde de Godò di Barcellona, primo evento della serie europea del prestigioso circuito per i TP52. Azzurra, già detentrice del titolo 2012, ha iniziato la 52 Super Series 2013 in Mediterraneo esattamente come aveva terminato la US 52 Super Series 2013 nelle ...
Trofeo Conde de Godo - Tit-for-tat racing in Barcelona
By 52 Super Series, ,
8:11 PM Thu 23 May 2013 GMT
At the Trofeo Conde de Godo, in breezes which built from ten knots for Race 1, to a sparkling 16-18 knots for the third heat, it was a day marked by tit-for-tat racing between the two rivals with the current 52 Super Series champions laying down the early marker by winning Race 1 comfortably. ...
Finn World Masters - Show spoiled in La Rochelle + Video
By Robert Deaves, ,
7:44 PM Thu 23 May 2013 GMT
Thursday’s show at the Finn World Masters La Rochelle was spoiled by too much wind. With the wind whistling through the rigging all morning, the sailors waited ashore under postponement for a final announcement at 14.30. By this time, the wind afloat had moderated to 14-16 knots and the first fleet was sent out. ...
America's Cup: Three AC72's sail on San Francisco Bay
By Richard Gladwell,
7:41 PM Thu 23 May 2013 GMT
Three AC72's sailed on San Francisco Bay today, Friday May 23. The three teams Defender, Oracle Team USA, and Challengers, Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa (ITA) sailed in moderate winds which increased during the day. ...
Tour de France a la Voile - Fleet revealed + Video
By Fabienne Morin, ,
7:33 PM Thu 23 May 2013 GMT
The start of the M34 season prophesied the fights to come. Newcomers Franck Cammas and Thomas Coville skillfully faced their competitors. Veteran Daniel Souben was the only one to match Cammas, recent winner of the Volvo Ocean Race, and Thomas Coville, skipper of the Sodebo maxi-trimaran. ...
EFPT Aqualeto Cup - Tow-in and hopes for wind continue on day 4 +Video
By EFPT, ,
6:57 PM Thu 23 May 2013 GMT
Day four of the European Freestyle Pro Tour (EFPT) Aqualeto Cup and on this day, a tow-in competition with prize money, a big press conference and the praying for wind continues. With very light wind forecast we started off our day at 10.00 am's skippers meeting in the hotel area with the decision of running the tow-in competition with 1.000€ prize money today. ...
Rolex Ilhabela Sailing Week 2013 - Raias especiais e árbitros
By Event Media, ,
6:52 PM Thu 23 May 2013 GMT
A Rolex Ilhabela Sailing Week 2013 terá um novo sistema para montagem das raias para as classes ORC,C30, S40, RGS (A, B, C e Cruiser), HPE e Star. O evento completa 40 anos nesta temporada e será disputado entre os dias 6 e 13 de julho, no Yacht Club de Ilhabela (YCI). ...
Dubois Cup, Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta action on the way
By Jill Campbell, ,
6:43 PM Thu 23 May 2013 GMT
The Mediterranean superyacht season is set for an electrifying start as the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda gears up to welcome more than 35 goliaths of the sea to the waters of the Costa Smeralda. The impressive fleets will be participating in the Dubois Cup (1-3 June) and the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta (4-8 June). ...
NeilPryde Racing Series continues global tour
By NeilPryde, ,
4:57 PM Thu 23 May 2013 GMT
The NeilPryde Racing Series is continuing its 2013 global tour with the initial stopovers in Myanmar, Singapore, Qingdao and Pattaya. The NeilPryde Windsurfing Racing Series is unique in that it provides a platform for windsurfers of all levels, ages and ability to compete together on a level playing field on the ISAF windsurfing one-design class, the RS:One. ...
Mauritius Regatta - Back on the official course
By Coralie Rassinoux, ,
4:40 PM Thu 23 May 2013 GMT
Following the friendly regatta* yesterday with the best skippers of the Grand Baie Yacht Club, it was back on the official race course today with the fourth leg of the Mauritius Regatta, leading the fleet from Grand Baie to Port Louis, the capital city of Mauritius. ...
Les équipagesà la loupe
By Regis Lerat, ,
3:56 PM Thu 23 May 2013 GMT
Pour cette première édition de la Route des Princes dont le départ, rappelons-le, sera donné le 9 juin prochain, quatre Multi50, autant de MultI70 et le Maxi 80 Prince de Bretagne s'affronteront entre Valence et la baie de Morlaix, via Lisbonne, Dublin - Dún Laoghaire et Plymouth. À leurs bords, des équipages hors-normes, composés de spécialistes de la course au large, de l'olympisme ...
Dragon Edinburgh Cup is shaping up to be an outstanding event
By Fiona Brown,
11:40 AM Thu 23 May 2013 GMT
With over 20 entries already registered including teams from Germany, Japan, and the USA, the 2013 Edinburgh Cup for the Dragon British Open Championship, being hosted by the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) from 25 to 28 June 2013, is already shaping up to be an outstanding event. ...
America's Cup: Artemis Racing continuing for time being in Regatta
By Paul Cayard,
11:17 AM Thu 23 May 2013 GMT
May 22, 2013: Statement from Challenger of Record, Artemis Racing (SWE):
Artemis Racing is back to work. We will only race if our sailing team believes they are safe racing AC72s. This confidence will be dependent on many criteria, one of the most important of which is the new safety criteria and rules changes that the America’s Cup organizers and competitors will adopt. ...
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