|News for the Last 7 Days - Europe & the World
Tour de France a la Voile - Trio of race wins for Groupama 34
By Fabienne Morin, ,
5:54 PM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
In the Tour de France a la Voile, Franck Cammas and his crew haven’t said their last word yet. With three wins today, they have greedily eaten a big piece of Daniel Souben’s cake. The Tour leader Courrier Dunkerque 3 is now 13 points ahead of Groupama 34. But the team in the hot seat tonight is Bretagne Crédit Mutuel Elite. ...
International Moth Worlds - Mothballed on day 4 + Video
By Mark Jardine / YachtsandYachting.com, ,
4:45 PM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Tuesday was originally scheduled as a lay-day at the Moth worlds and, in the end, that's exactly what happened, via a series of postponements. Racing was originally scheduled to start at 10am, then midday, then 1pm and finally 4pm. The abandonment flag was finally raised at 15:40 as only five knots was being registered in the bay from a wide range of directions. ...
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Ireland remains out front
By RORC, ,
2:42 PM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Stronger winds and reaching conditions resulted in a shorter than expected offshore race that allowed crews to sleep in their own beds rather than spending a night at sea in the highest scoring race of the Royal Ocean Racing Club's Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup. ...
Gladwell's Line: A change of direction needed in the America's Cup *Feature
By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, ,
8:16 AM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Last weekend's withdrawal of the Challenger of Record from the 35th America's Cup was a delicate piece of timing.
If matters play out as expected then the Italian Challenger Luna Rossa is expected to be installed as the new Challenger of Record in early August. ...
MOD70 Musandam-Oman Sail gears up for busy British racing season
By Oman Sail, ,
8:09 AM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Oman Sail’s record-breaking MOD70 Musandam-Oman Sail will be on the trail of new trophies in August when it arrives in Cowes on the Isle of Wight, one of the world’s most celebrated sailing centres, to take part in two pinnacle events of the 2014 British offshore racing season. ...
29er North American Championship - Day 1 in Kingston
By Cork, ,
7:19 AM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Today was the first day of for the 29er North American Open Championship, with 138 competitors from 10 countries competing for the titles of North American, United States and Canadian Champions. ...
Red Bull 49erFX: First look at the Olympic sailing venue at Rio
By Molly Meech and Alex Maloney, ,
4:16 AM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Red Bull 49erFX team of Molly Meech and Alex Maloney report on their second tour in Europe reflecting on the Europeans and looking at the new Olympic venue in Rio. We have mixed emotions about our time in Helsinki. A week on from the 2014 Europeans the dust has settled, and we are able to see our strengths and weaknesses more clearly - our performance over the competition had its highs and lows ...
Fuerteventura Kiteboarding Grand Slam - Classic conditions on day 3
By PKRA, ,
3:22 AM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Day three of the 2014 Fuerteventura Kiteboarding Grand Slam brought on conditions that were nothing short of classic for the this much-loved tour stop. Starting off the day early, the first round competitors utilized 10-11m kites, later downsizing as the winds built throughout the day. ...
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 1
By Patrik Pollak, ,
2:15 AM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Difficult wind conditions allowed race committee to use almost all flags they have. Postponements, abandonments, recalls, black flags and more … ...
Tour de France a la Voile - Race cancelled after gale arrives
By Fabienne Morin, ,
9:52 PM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
In the Tour de France a la Voile, the fleet of the M34s left Gruissan this morning for a 140 mile offshore leg to Hyères, but due to a gale warning from Meteo France, the race committee decided to cancel the race. The teams delivered the boats across the Gulf of Lion with one reef in the main and the storm jib, in 35-45 knots of wind. ...
Six Metre European Championship - Blazing sunshine on opening day
By Fiona Brown, ,
9:34 PM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
The opening day of the Six Metre European Championship 2014 hosted by the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club, Falmouth, opened with blazing sunshine, but not a breath of wind. The fleet went afloat on time for the planned 10.30 start, but it wasn't until almost 4 o'clock that the wind finally established itself sufficiently to get the first of two short but very enjoyable races underway. ...
OK Dinghy Europeans - Beautiful setting for opening ceremony
By Robert Deaves, ,
7:58 PM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
The 2014 OK Dinghy European Championship was officially opened in Steinhude, Germany, Monday evening after 117 entries had been received. Racing is scheduled to begin on Tuesday. The championship is being held at two clubs, Segler-Verein Großenheidorn and Yachtclub Steinhuder Meer, standing side by side in an idyllic location overlooking the Steinhuder Meer. ...
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Tactical evening ahead for the fleet
By James Boyd, ,
6:12 PM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
Variety has always been the spice of the Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup with the 27 boats from France, Scotland, Ireland and England this week getting to sail a mix of inshores, offshores and a race around the Isle of Wight. At 09:30 BST today the fleet of three boat teams set sail from the Royal Yacht Squadron line of Cowes on the 'offshore race', longest and most high scoring of the series. ...
International Moth Worlds: Greenhalgh and Rashley tied at the top
By Mark Jardine, YachtsandYachting.com, ,
4:50 PM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
International Moth World Championships – It's more like Costa del Hayling at the moment - sweltering heat and little wind make it great for sunbathers and ice cream vans, but less so for the Moth fleet. The race committee made the most of the breeze that did come in and managed to get two races in for Yellow fleet and one for Blue fleet, bringing the Qualifying Series to a close after five races. ...
Delta Lloyd 24 Hour Yachting Race commences August 22nd
By Edwin Lodder, ,
3:10 PM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
This year’s 50th Delta Lloyd 24 Hour Yachting Race in the Netherlands will be sailed at August 22 and 23. The starting gun will be fired on Friday evening August 23, 2014 at fourteen locations around the IJsselmeer and Markermeer in the Netherlands. Around 700 boats will be expected with a mass finish and thousands of visitors at Saturday evening in Medemblik. ...
PWA Pozo World Cup - Fantastic finale determines winners
By Chris Yates, ,
2:32 PM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
The final day of the PWA Gran Canaria Wind and Waves Festival lived up to expectations as Pozo provided a full day of fantastic competition - spanning nine action packed hours - to conclude the event. By the end of the day a result had been gained in both the men’s and women’s division as Victor Fernandez produced a magnificent display to be crowned the champion of Pozo for the fifth time. ...
Six Metre Class British Open Championship - Llanoria and Valhalla win
By Fiona Brown, ,
2:26 PM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
After two exciting days of racing, Peter Hofman's Classic Llanoria and Paul Smith's Modern Valhalla were victorious at the International Six Metre Class British Open Championship in Falmouth. Hosted by the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club, the British Open acted as the warm up event for the Six Metre European Championship 2014, which gets underway today. ...
Anna Tunnicliffe set to compete at the CrossFit Games
By Anna Tunnicliffe, Pittsburgh, PA ,
2:14 PM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
Twice Rolex Sailor of the Year and Olympic Gold medalist, Anna Tunnicliffe (USA) alternates between sailing aboard Alinghi in the Extreme Sailing Series, and chasing a serious ranking in the world of CrossFit. Starting in a few days time, are the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games, in Carson CA. Then it will be back on the Extreme 40's in Wales. ...
America's Cup: Oracle Team USA holds foiling camp at Wangi SC
By Oracle Team USA, ,
11:12 AM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
Oracle Team USA present two videos from their foiling training camp at Wangi SC in Australia.
First Andrew Campbell (USA) gives his view of the camp, and in the second various team members contribute their thoughts on skipper Jimmy Spithill baring all on a foiling moth. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Abu Dhabi OR completes double Atlantic crossing
By Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, ,
10:31 AM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
After a long voyage in cramped conditions, with no washing facilities and only frozen dried meals to eat, the Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR) team was eager for food, cold drinks and warm showers when they safely reached Gosport on the English south coast. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Team SCA has a 'pull through day' off the Canaries
By Team SCA, ,
9:54 AM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
Team Alvimedica and Team Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing have completed their second Trans-Atlantic crossings, and in the Canary Islands, Team SCA, Team Brunel, and Team Campos are engaged in the Around Canary Island Race - a 650nm trip around the Canary Islands. Here's Team SCA's latest blog from the Around Canary Island Race: ...
Louis Burton: Ocean Masters Portrait: Masters Of the Seas No 12
By Leslie Greenhalgh, ,
9:27 AM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
His life as a sailor began during his summer holidays with his brother and parents in the Ile aux Moines, Golfe du Morbihan, where he joined the local sailing school. He progressed to go through a few stages with the Glenans and really got into sailing properly at the age of 18 – he would have done so earlier had his parents not pushed him into finishing his studies! ...
No tiller sailing - how to steer using just the sails + Video
By Miranda Powrie, Auckland ,
9:00 AM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
Miranda from Weta has put together a helpful video on how to steer a boat using just the sails, no tiller sailing.
It's a good training exercise, not only for learning how to sail faster but also just in case something happens to your rudder!
This is applicable to every sailor, in any class, and a great training exercise. ...
International Moth Worlds: Three bullets in a row for Greenhalgh
By Mark Jardine, ,
8:18 AM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
Blue fleet made up for their lost race from Saturday and then sailed two more races in the best of the breeze. Yellow fleet were too far East to get the full effect of this and only managed a single race in what was a long day on the water for them. ...
Tour de France a la Voile - Full-on day on the water in Gruissan
By Tour de France a la Voile, ,
3:57 AM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
In the Tour de France a la Voile, the M34 fleet has three inshore races on, and with a wind blowing up to 30 knots, there was plenty of action on the race course, with some acrobatic, and even chaotic, boat handling. ...
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