| News for the Last 30 Days - New Zealand & the World
Audi Hamilton Island Race - Karl Kwok aims for the top
By Rob Mundle, ,
2:36 AM Fri 18 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - One of the best-known and most successful yachtsmen in the Asia-Pacific region, Karl Kwok, has set his sights on becoming outright champion in the IRC Grand Prix Division at next month’s Audi Hamilton Island Race Week. ...
Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan on the horizon
By WIM Series, ,
9:54 PM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
The Women’s International Match Racing Series (WIM Series) welcomes Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan in Vannes to the 2014 schedule. The event was initiated and is organized by double World Champion and multiple world ranking #1, Claire Leroy. ...
Melges 32 European Championship - Synergy GT leads after day 1
By Joy Dunigan, ,
9:35 PM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
Day one of racing for the seventeen-strong fleet at the Melges 32 European Championship in Riva Del Garda was nothing short of spectacular. Three races under stunning conditions elevated overall leader Valentin Zavadnikov and his Synergy GT team to the top of the ranking charts, now ahead by three. ...
ISAF Youth Worlds - Spain's 420 Girls claim gold in Tavira + Video
By ISAF, ,
9:01 PM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
At the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships, Spain's Silvia Mas Depares and Marta Davila Mateu clinched 420 Girls gold with a race to spare on the penultimate day of racing in Tavira, Portugal. The Spanish team have been sensational on the water and sealed the deal with a bullet and a sixth. ...
2014 Flying Dutchman World Championship - Magyars on the march
By Alan Henderson, United Kingdom ,
9:00 PM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
After a wet and windy first day, a light second day, the third day brought four seasons all in one day to sailors at the Flying Dutchman (FD) World Championships, Largs. The day started with a postponement due to high winds gusting to 28 knots, backed by low visibility under the dark skies and heavy rain showers. But a couple of hours later, winds dropped to 15 knots to allow the first start. ...
Airlie Beach Race Week - New Zealand entry takes numbers to 100
By Tracey Johnstone, Airlie Beach ,
8:52 PM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
The New Zealand boat Bullrush is the 100th entry in this year’s Vision Surveys 25th Airlie Beach Race Week being held from eighth to 15th August 2014. ...
PWA Pozo World Cup - Ezzy and Juban claim main draw spots
By Chris Yates, ,
8:02 PM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
The last race of the men’s trials was finally completed on day four of the PWA Gran Canaria Wind and Waves Festival. After waiting for the majority of the day Pozo produced a small window of competable waves accompanied by strong winds at 4pm. ...
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 1 images by Carlo Borlenghi
By Carlo Borlenghi Images, ,
7:25 PM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
Photographer Carlo Borlenghi was out on the water at the Melges 32 European Championship to capture these images of the action on day one. ...
Landsailing World Championship - Action continues in the desert +Video
By Erik Simonson, Pressure-Drop.US, Smith Creek Playa ,
5:25 PM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
On July 15th, John Eisenlohr, from tiny Lakeside, Montana prevailed in the intensely competitive 5.6 Mini Yacht class that comprised the first phase of the 14th Landsailing World Championship being held at the remote site of Smith Creek Playa, near Austin in Northern Nevada. ...
Melges 32 European Championships - Images by Max Ranchi
By Sail-World.com, ,
4:51 PM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
Photographer Max Ranchi was on site in Riva del Garda to capture these images during races 1-3 of the Melges 32 European Championships. ...
ISAF Youth Worlds - Penultimate day could see medals decided + Video
By Daniel Smith, ISAF, ,
2:09 PM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
The penultimate day of competition at the 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship in Tavira could see medals wrapped up in many of the classes. It could be a great day for the French with two teams potentially able to win gold in the 29er and SL16 fleets. ...
OK Dinghy European Championship - Fleet heads for Steinhude
By Robert Deaves, ,
1:50 PM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
An unprecedented entry of 116 have registered for the 2014 OK Dinghy European Championships, which is due to start this weekend at Steinhude, Germany. The OK Dinghy European Championship is only traditionally held when the World Championship is outside Europe. ...
Collinson FX Market Commentary: July 17, 2014 - KIWI takes hammering
By Collinson FX, ,
1:13 PM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
July 17, 2014: AUD slipped back to 0.9350. The KIWI took a hammering as the tide of the USD and surprising local inflation data pushed the currency down towards 0.8700. The CPI was well below expectations and this will conflict the premature RBNZ. ...
Quick off the mark on day 1 of Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek
By Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Race Week 2014, ,
1:01 PM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
The 35 boats are split over seven classes, and include many familiar faces together with a growing number of international boats and charterers this year. Having set the startline between Lone and Aeo islands, the racing started on time and first off were IRC Racing I on a windward-leeward. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final on course for UAE capital
By ISAF, ,
12:11 PM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
The 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Final will take place in Abu Dhabi from 26-30 November. Around 350 sailors from 20 countries are expected in Abu Dhabi to compete in all 10 Olympic events and a kite-surfing event, in and around Lulu Island off the UAE capital's stunning Corniche. The events will be covered by the international sailing media and an ISAF television audience in over 100 countries. ...
VOR 2014-15 - Canary Islands test run as 3 from fleet go head to head
By Volvo Ocean Race, ,
11:42 AM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
The 650-nautical mile race around the seven Canary Islands starting and finishing at Marina Rubicón in Lanzarote is expected to take three days to complete and will give an early indication of form for half of the Volvo Ocean Race fleet so far announced before the event begins on October 4. ...
ISAF Youth Worlds: Images from Day 5 in Portugal
By Sail-World, ,
10:31 AM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
Images from Day 5 of the ISAF Youth Worlds in Portugal.
Light winds prevailed making for challenging racing for the sailors and many of the lesser known sailing countries finished at the head of the fleet - putting an interesting slant on the leaderboard. ...
Stamm and Le Cam join forces for the Barcelona World Race
By Cheminées Poujoulat, ,
8:41 AM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
These two great personalities from the Vendée Globe are joining forces for the upcoming circumnavigation of the globe, the Barcelona World Race. Supported by his partner Cheminées Poujoulat, Swiss skipper Bernard Stamm is taking over the helm of the monohull 'Mare', previously skippered by German sailor Jorg Riechers. ...
Revealing report on Search for American yacht Nina released *Feature
By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team, ,
7:36 AM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
US based Satellite telephone company Iridium Communications failed to give New Zealand rescuers details of a dramatic final message from a missing yacht Nina until the US State Department intervened, a detailed review of the search effort has revealed. ...
PredictWind's Weather Routing opens your navigation options - try it!
By Sail-World.com, ,
3:47 AM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
With PredictWind’s Weather Routing tool, working out the fastest or most comfortable passage has never been easier. We give you a three step navigation explanation with diagrams - and you are ready to go to plot your favorite cruising route, avoiding rough seas and high winds, or try being a Volvo Ocean Race navigator ...
2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship - US Team mid-event report
By Will Ricketson, ,
2:45 AM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
With three days in the books at the 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships, the American contingent looks to continue their strong showing over the final two days of racing in Tavira, Portugal. US athletes are currently in close medal contention in three classes (Laser Radial, 29er and SL16), and the possibility remains that Team USA could finish in the top ten in six of eight classes. ...
420 Nationals - France: Day 3 - A view from the Orange Roughy
By Rob Burn, ,
11:53 PM Wed 16 Jul 2014 GMT
Things Kiwi in Ouistreham, Harakeke flax in the beautiful seafront gardens, Cabbage trees, our Flag flying in the main streets, walking past a fishing boat daily called 'Tangaroa' the mythical Maori god of the sea, other called 'Yakka', more good old Kiwi slang, us Kiwis have somehow made our mark here. ...
NZL Yachting Trust Youth Worlds team: Kiwi 29ers back into 3rd
By Jodie Bakewell-White, ,
10:58 PM Wed 16 Jul 2014 GMT
The NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team was back in action today in Tavira, Portugal for Day 3 of the 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships.
It was a good day for New Zealand’s 29er skiff pair of Markus Somerville and Isaac McHardie who have regained third place on the leader-board after some excellent performances today. ...
ISAF Youth Worlds - A day for the underdogs in Tavira + Video
By ISAF, ,
7:46 PM Wed 16 Jul 2014 GMT
At the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship, it was a day for the underdogs in many cases on day three with improvements made and personal goals attained across the fleets. Historically the ISAF Youth Worlds has seen French, Italian and British teams dominate proceedings but in a light westerly breeze, sailors from Slovenia, South Africa, Portugal and Argentina shone brightest in their fleets. ...
World Landsailing Championships - Images by Louis Kruk
By Sail-World.com, ,
7:34 PM Wed 16 Jul 2014 GMT
Photographer Louis Kruk was on site to capture these images during the World Landsailing Championships. ...