|News for the Last 7 Days - Europe & the World
Report from Rio: Team Jolly on the South American 470 Nationals
By Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie, ,
10:47 PM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
Current 470 World Champions, Polly Powrie and Jo Aleh, are currently competing in the South American 470 Championships in Rio, Brazil, ahead of the Olympic Test event starting on Monday.Gonzo (their new boat) seeing some action for the first time in Rio, we are currently taking part in the South American Championships, racing in Rio for the first time... ...
Sopot Match Race - Hansen and Gilmour out of the competition
By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, ,
7:57 PM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
Defying an unpromising forecast of little wind, the organisers of Sopot Match Race, the third event on the 2014 Alpari World Match Racing Tour, were able to stay on schedule, completing the final 12 flights of Qualifying. With the easterly onshore wind on Gdansk Bay, conditions were more stable than yesterday’s offshore westerly. ...
Fireball Europeans: Tom Gillard and Richard Anderton emerge victorious
By Cormac Bradley, ,
4:31 PM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
Tom Gillard and Richard Anderton (GBR 15081) are the new Fireball European Champions. In today’s final day of racing they won two of the three races to win the regatta, after discard, by a 6pt margin. In second place overall are Matt Burge and Richard Wagstaff (GBR 15093), followed by David Wade and Tim Hartley (GBR 15113) with these two being separated by 3pts. ...
Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Race: The Flight of Pretty Fly III
By Sail-World, ,
8:40 AM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
Join Colin Woods and the crew of Pretty Fly III as they have a fast slide north in last weekend's Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race.
The canting keel Cookson 50 recovered from a slow start to ease through some marque competitors, and finish sixth over the line, and placing fifth on IRC in what was generally reckoned to be a big boat race. ...
RS Feva World Championships - Snakes and ladders on a tricky day
By Golly Tucker, ,
8:35 AM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
The fleet was held ashore for an hour and a half whilst the gradient breeze flopped about and the seabreeze settled at the RS Feva Worlds. It was a light eight knots that saw the Gold fleet set off. By the second race the wind had increased to a lovely 12kts but then shifted 20 degrees right towards the end of the second Gold race but during the sequence for the second Silver. ...
2014 International Moth Class World Championships - Final highlights
By Beau Outteridge, ,
3:49 AM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 International Moth World Championship -The final highlights from the 2014 International Moth Class World Championships in Hayling Island, UK. ...
Laser Radial Youth World Championship Dziwnów, Poland - Day four
By Jeff Martin, Dziwnów ,
12:37 AM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
For the first of the three races scheduled all fleets were started on time with only three disqualifications for early starts in the girl’s fleet. As the day progressed the winds got progressively lighter, as forecast, with the last races finishing in five to six knots from the same direction. ...
Volvo Ocean Race crews to battle in Round Britain test
By Volvo Ocean Race, ,
6:54 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
Iker Martinez’s Spanish team will put to the test potential new crew members as they make their way to the UK for the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race this week. The event, which starts on August 9 and is preceded by Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week, will see five of the new, one-design Volvo Ocean 65 boats navigate Britain’s 1,800 miles of notoriously tricky coastline. ...
Sopot Match Race - Canfield tops leaderboard after day 1
By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, ,
6:25 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
The Alpari World Match Racing Tour’s newest event, Sopot Match Race, commenced today. Eleven flights of Qualifying were sailed in a light to moderate north-westerly wind. At the close of play Alpari World Match Racing Tour champion Taylor Canfield tops the leaderboard unbeaten on 5-0, ahead of Phil Robertson’s WAKA Racing on 5-1 and local Polish legend Karol Jablonski on 4-1. ...
El Equipo Español prueba dos tripulantes rumbo a Inglaterra
By Volvo Ocean Race, ,
5:57 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
El Equipo Español de la Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 ha puesto rumbo a las islas británicas donde a partir del 9 de agosto participará en la Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race. ...
Fireball European Championship - Elements halt racing action
By Cormac Bradley, ,
5:41 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
Thursday’s racing at the Homecoming Scotland 2014 European Championships didn’t happen as Bruce Leask, Principle Race officer was beaten by the elements and was thus unable to get a race in. The fleet set out for the race course shortly after 12 noon for a scheduled 13:00 start, to the backdrop of a third cruise liner in Lerwick Harbour in as many days. ...
America's Cup - Ben Ainslie Racing strengthens British Challenge
By Sarah Alexander, ,
4:31 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR) have today revealed six additions to their British America’s Cup Challenge. The new team members will significantly strengthen BAR’s bid to bring the Cup back home to British waters. Britain’s Paul Campbell-James has joined the sailing team and brings a great deal of technical knowledge, combined with a solid record as both a mono and multi-hull racer. ...
RS500 World Championship - All set for Loctudy action
By Pip Baily, ,
3:26 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
In less than a week over 100 RS500 sailors from five different nations are descending on the French town of Loctudy in Brittany for the 2014 World Championships. The 2014 entries see many rock stars of the class from different countries, promising a highly competitive event from start to finish. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup - Hyeres and Weymouth named 2015 venues + Video
By ISAF, ,
3:09 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
Hyères, France and Weymouth, Great Britain have been named as the European venues for the 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup series. Bids to host the two European regattas of the ISAF Sailing World Cup were carefully considered by the International Sailing Federation with key criteria including a compact venue, first class sailing areas and facilities. ...
RS800 European Championships - Gradient breeze on day 3
By Dave Hivey, ,
2:13 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
The fleet launched early on Wednesday at the RS800 Europeans to take advantage of the gradient breeze forecast for the morning. It was certainly not the sunny Ora that we had come to Garda to see, but the Northerly breeze did not disappoint (for a while). ...
RS100 European Championship - Action continues on day 3
By RS100 Class Association, ,
2:07 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
Not quite a classic Garda day on day three of the RS100 Europeans, but almost as good. An amendment to the sailing instructions posted last night meant an early start at 11am. The fleet ventured out in a Northerly (Pela) force four and racing started promptly on a trapezoid course under the Western Cliffs. ...
Laser Radial Youth World Championship - Day 2 and 3
By Jeff Martin, ,
2:02 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
Two more races were completed in nine to 10 knot winds on the second day of the Laser Radial Youth Championship in Dziwnów, Poland. It was long day for everyone after a wait ashore for fog to clear only for it to unexpectedly return during the first race. ...
Anna Tunnicliffe: Final two days of the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games
By Anna Tunnicliffe, Carson, CA. ,
1:59 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
Anna Tunnicliffe: We finished up the 2014 CrossFit Games with the final 3 events. I gave it my all, made the final cut and finally finished 22nd overall. The 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist in the Laser Radial class describes the final two days of the competition. ...
Kona Europeans about to kick-off in Båstad
By KonaOne press, ,
12:20 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
The best possible conditions are expected with the 2014 European Championships in ISAF-class Kona One about to start in Båstad, Sweden. A total of 70 female and male sailors from eight countries will line up. Sailors with plentiful of experience and medals from different windsurfing classes will meet young talents, making the outcome very open. ...
Open 420 Worlds: The last throw of the dice to make the Gold fleets
By Rob Burn, ,
12:06 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
Rob Burn reports on the third day of racing for the New Zealand team competing at the 420 World Championships in Travemunde, Germany. Bad races, good races, the last throw of the dice to make the Gold fleets.
The Kiwi teams slow grind up continues in a light and shifty day on both courses. ...
Techno 293 Worlds - France and Italy claim titles
By International Windsurfing Association, ,
10:58 AM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
Fifteen year old Carlo Ciabatti from Cagliari, Italy, is the 2014 Techno 293 Youth Boys World Champion. With an unassuming start, 23rd on the leaderboard at the end of the first championship race, Carlo clawed his way up day by day - 13th . . . fifth . . .first! beating European Champion Tom Monnet into second place by four points. ...
Allen RS Feva World Championships, Day 4 - Nations Cup and lay day
By Golly Tucker, ,
8:54 AM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
At the Allen RS Feva Worlds, the fleet racing took a break today while a well deserved break was taken from the very physically demanding conditions in Quiberon Bay. The two boat team racing Nations Cup took place during the afternoon with 11 nations participating. ...
29er World Championships 2014 - Finals start tomorrow
By 29er World Championships, ,
7:51 AM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
After a stormy start to the day, the rain cleared and the breeze filled in from the South-South West with a steady 10-12 knots. All the sailors were excited to get racing today, with both fleets starting the day with general recalls. The black flag was raised on both courses and pushed sailors behind the line allowing both fleets to start qualifying race nine. ...
ISAF Youth Worlds Champions lead 29er Worlds
By Jerelyn Biehl, ,
7:16 AM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
On course 2, the French ISAF Youth Worlds 29er champions Brice Yrieix and Loic Fischer Guillou (FRA) had a steady day of racing. ...
Help clean up the sailing water at Rio - Image Gallery
By Juerg Kaufmann, ,
6:49 AM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
Top international sailing photographer, Juerg Kaufmann (SUI) is in Rio for the first of two Olympic Test events. Like many others in the sailing community he is most unhappy about the quality of the water at the Olympic venue.
Sailing has always prided itself on being an environmentally proud sport. ...
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