|News for the Last 7 Days - Europe & the World
2014 Melges 20 World Championship - Countdown begins
By Melges 20, ,
3:55 AM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
Melges 20 World Champ -In less than two weeks, the commencement of the second Audi Melges 20 World Championship will take place with a record-breaking entry of 55 teams expected to participate in the four-day racing affair. The Italian fleet is the largest in attendance with additional representation from Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Japan, Monaco, Russia and United States. ...
2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Day 3
By Daniel Smith, ,
3:18 AM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - The strongest breeze of the competition thus far is expected for the third day of competition on Lake Jinniu with up to eight knots of breeze on the menu. ...
America's Cup: Team NZ wish Davis well with new team *Feature
By Richard Gladwell, Sail-world.com/nz, ,
11:34 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
Emirates Team New Zealand Chief Operating Officer, Kevin Shoebridge describes the split with long time coach Rod Davis as 'amicable'. ...
Fisher's View: Sailing perfection at Hamilton Island- Day 3
By Bob Fisher, Hamilton Island, Queensland ,
9:53 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
That perfection in sailing is impossible to achieve has been a universal experience and particularly in 10-knot winds, as we are all aware. At least I was until today, but one race changed all that. This Damascene moment came as a result of an invitation to sail aboard the perpetual line honours winner, the 100-foot supermaxi Wild Oats XI from owner Bob Oatley. ...
2014 Formula Kite World Championship Day 1
By Markus Schwendtner, Istanbul ,
9:23 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
Florian Gruber (GER, UC/Ozone) and Riccardo Leccese (ITA, ML/Ozone) top the leaderboard at the 2014 Formula Kite World Championships at Burc Beach, Istanbul/Turkey. In the womens fleet it is a neck-on-neck battle between Steph Bridge (GBR, North), Elena Kalinina (RUS, TMV/ELF) and Erika Heineken (USA, ML/Ozone). ...
IFDS World Championship - Day 1 images by Jude Robertson
By Sail-World.com, ,
8:38 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
Photographer Jude Robertson was on site at the IFDS World Championships to capture these images on day one of racing. ...
EUROSAF Youth Sailing, European Championship - Action now underway
By John Friend, ,
5:56 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
Excellent conditions for sailing welcomed the first races of the EUROSAF Youth Sailing, European Championship here in Gdynia today, with sunshine, winds around 14 knots and only slight seas for the competitors to enjoy. Racing got underway on schedule at 11.00 on two race courses, course Bravo for the International 420 and Laser Radial, and course Alpha for the RS:X and 29er. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Forget the f-word - Team SCA profiled
By Jonno Turner, ,
5:33 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
'We used to go to the starts and finishes of the Whitbread Round the World Race, as it was then,' recalls Team SCA’s Sam Davies, with a smile. 'There wasn’t much media in those days, so once the boats left you didn’t really hear from them until they returned nine months later looking all tatty.' ...
52 Super Series - Fleet grows, 2015 dates revealed
By 52 Super Series, ,
3:44 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
Eight newly built TP52s will compete on the 2015 52 Super Series circuit which is expected to comprise 12 to 14 boats, including three teams who will be new to the series in Europe, over a five regatta circuit at venues which are presently being finalised. ...
420 and 470 Junior Europeans - Teams from 9 nations on the podium
By International 420 Class Association, ,
2:36 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
At the 420 and 470 Junior Europeans, from very little wind to gusts of up to 28 knots, mixed up with rain storms and thunder challenged the 390 teams on the final day of racing here in Gdynia, Poland on Monday 18 August. A 12 race series for the 108 boat 420 fleet, with a 10 race series followed by a double-points Medal Race for the 470 Men and Women fleets. ...
IFDS Worlds - Former president presented with ISAF awards medal
By Kathy Large, ,
1:54 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
ISAF vice president Gary Jobson has presented former IFDS president Linda Merkle of Atlanta, Georgia with a silver medal for service to disabled sailing. Merkle spent more than fifteen years in various roles with the International Association for Disabled Sailing. ...
Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Improvements aplenty in Byte CII fleets
By ISAF, ,
12:27 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
It was a day of improvements and progression for the Byte CII sailors at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games with two races completed in the male and female fleets. No Techno 293 racing was possible with a light fickle breeze on their race area not reaching the required limit for the 20 boys and 21 girls to race. ...
America's Cup: New Zealand loses top coach to Artemis Racing
By Sail-World, ,
12:16 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
Artemis Racing officially launched its challenge to win the 35th America’s Cup at an inspirational event in Sweden’s capital. New team members were announced, including Swedish Olympic champions, Fredrik Lööf and Max Salminen, as well as America’s Cup veteran Rod Davis. ...
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 CEO Knut Frostad talks (Part I) *Feature
By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team, ,
12:05 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
The CEO of the Volvo Ocean Race is Knut Frostad, the 47 year old Norwegian sailor who sailed at two Olympic Games (1988 and 1992) and in four Volvo Ocean races. ...
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race Day 9 - Swish on record pace
By RORC Event Press, ,
11:38 AM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
Ifan James, skipper of Stimpson 42 Palpatine, contacted the Royal Ocean Racing Club yesterday to retire from the race with all crew well. Palpatine left the Isle of Lewis in the early hours of Tuesday morning and is currently passing the Isle of Skye, east of the Outer Hebrides. ...
2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Day 2
By Daniel Smith, ,
3:15 AM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
The second day of racing at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Sailing Competition will see light winds and an increase in temperature at Lake Jinniu. ...
2014 IFDS World Championship: Opening Ceremony images
By Jude Robertson, ,
2:56 AM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 IFDS World Championship - Perfect weather for the Opening Ceremony. Can't wait to see these incredible athletes on the water! ...
Teams descend upon Cowes for inaugural J/111 World Championships
By Stuart Johnstone, Cowes, Isle of Wight, England ,
8:33 PM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
Teams from across Europe are descending upon Cowes for the inaugural J/111 World Championships. The event will be hosted by the historic Royal Yacht Squadron, with racing taking place from Wednesday 20th until Sunday 24th August. Twelve races are scheduled across the five days, to give both local and travelling teams maximum opportunity to take the prestigious title. ...
Hamilton Island Race Week: Everywhere there's smiley people
By Bob Fisher, ,
8:15 PM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
The remarkable feature of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week is that wherever and whenever one looks at the faces of those in attendance, there are invariably smiles on them. The reason is simple – the event is held at this time of the year to capture the stunningly good weather that sends everyone on their way rejoicing, safe in the knowledge that they are going to enjoy their racing, be they of the ...
First action packed weekend of the 17th SMU-RM Western Circuit closes
By Bryan Chan, Raffles Marina ,
7:38 PM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
A week of constant rain cleared Singapore’s sky just in time for the start of the 17th SMU-RM Western Circuit Sailing Regatta, and Raffles Marina buzzed with excitement as all 78 entries finally came together with their preparations done--ready to race. ...
Sopot Match Race - Poland's Tour debut deemed a triumph
By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, ,
5:17 PM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
Set on the Bay of Gdansk, Sopot Match Race is the pinnacle of Poland’s highly active domestic match racing circuit, the Polish Match Tour, but for this, its eleventh year, it received the additional boost of becoming part of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour. ...
EUROSAF Youth Sailing, European Championship - Registration day
By John Friend, ,
4:38 PM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
Registration takes place today for the 2014 edition of the EUROSAF Youth Sailing, European Championship, with racing starting tomorrow and concluding on Saturday 23rd August. Strong teams from Italy and Russia will be competing against sailors from Germany, the UK and other European nations, including of course, the host nation, Poland. ...
UBS Jersey Regatta - Focus shifts to the 16th edition
By Bill Harris, ,
3:55 PM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
With a busy summer sailing season gently drawing towards autumn and with memories of light winds and blazing sunshine still fresh in the mind, the Island’s sailing community is increasingly focussing on the sixteenth Jersey Regatta being held in St Aubin’s Bay and southwards from 12th to 14th September. ...
Nanjing Youth Olympic Games: Young sailors begin racing on Lake Jinniu
By ISAF, ,
3:27 PM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
The four Techno 293 and Byte CII fleets played to a crowd of 2,000 at the Youth Olympic Games as racing commenced on Lake Jinniu in Nanjing, China. Sailing tickets have completely sold out for the Youth Olympic Sailing Competition and with a full view of Race Area A the crowd witnessed three Techno 293 Boys and Girls races and a single Byte CII race towards the end of the day. ...
Route du Rhum - Sébastien Josse qualifies to compete
By Kate Jennings, ,
2:59 PM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
With two and a half months to go until the start of the Route du Rhum, the countdown is on for the solo sailors who will be setting sail on the famous transatlantic race between Saint Malo in France and Pointe-à-Pitre in Guadeloupe. ...