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News for the Last 30 Days - New Zealand & the World

IFDS Worlds - Gary Jobson to attend opening ceremonies By Kathy Large, , 3:42 AM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
The acclaimed American sailor Gary Jobson will be one of the special guests attending the opening ceremonies of the High Liner Foods IFDS Worlds 2014 at the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron on Monday, August 18th at 1800 hours. The event is scheduled to happen in the boatyard near the Marine Activity Centre and reporters and camera operators are welcome to attend. ...
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2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games trailer By Patrik Pollak, , 2:53 AM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Second Youth Olympic Games start today. Together with other young athletes there will also 41 windsurfers from BIC Techno 293 fighting for Olympic medal. ...
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Round Britain and Ireland Race - Varuna takes overall lead By Trish Jenkins, , 1:51 AM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
Jens Kellinghusen's Ker 51, Varuna sailed across the finish line of the 2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race at 12.10.32 BST on 17th August 2014. Varuna is now in first place in IRC overall, with a number of yachts still to finish. Varuna's time, corrected under IRC, puts the German yacht in an extremely strong position to win the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race. ...
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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week; Crosbie Lorimer Day 1 Images By Crosbie Lorimer, Hamilton Island , 10:33 PM Sun 17 Aug 2014 GMT
Some of the heavy air specialists must be wondering whether it's time to re-train for Audi Hamilton Island Race Week after Day 1 of racing in 2014 started much as it signed off in 2013, with very light airs for the entire Lindeman Island race. Not that such conditions in any way worried most of the crews who, despite a shortened course at Lindeman Island for many of them, returned to the dock ...
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Fisher's View: Hamilton Island Race Week - Day 1 - Stayin' Alive By Bob Fisher, , 8:05 PM Sun 17 Aug 2014 GMT
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week began in a long-time expected fashion with a light (even perhaps ultra-light) south-easterly breeze for the Round Lindeman Island Race. It was a gentle preparation for the following five days of racing to come, but it provided those of us unused to the venue to absorb the surroundings from the deck of Sandy Oatley’s motor yacht, Andiamo ...
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Youth Olympics: practice over, athletes welcomed, time for YOG sailing By ISAF, , 1:37 PM Sun 17 Aug 2014 GMT
One hundred and one sailors across four fleets have completed registration and are fully prepared for racing on Lake Jinniu in Nanjing. The Nanjing 2014 Opening Ceremony had it all. Ancient and modern China was represented through jaw dropping audacity on an epic scale. ...
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Planes, ferries and automobiles to Audi Hamilton Island Race Week By Lisa Ratcliff - OCC, , 9:51 AM Sun 17 Aug 2014 GMT
For three of the crew from Craig Neill’s Judel Vrolijk 42 Elena Nova from Middle Harbour Yacht Club, it was particularly slow and tiring Lindeman Island race given they had spent all night in a hire car. Three planes full of sailors attempted to land at the Island yesterday afternoon but due to poor visibility with the cloud cover and fog, the pilots were forced back to the mainland. ...
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Collinson FX Market Commentary: August 16 2014 - Mixed message at end By Collinson FX, , 8:06 AM Sun 17 Aug 2014 GMT
August 16 2014: The week closed with mixed markets as pundits tried to decipher the flow of Geo-Political information from the crises zones. The Europeans release PMI data, pertaining to Manufacturing, Services and Composite, which should further clarify the parlous state of the Zone. The AUD took advantage of the respite globally and consolidated above 0.9300 the KIWI crept back towards 0.8500. ...
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NZL Yachting Trust Optimists: A World’s First at French Bay By John Jennings, Auckland , 7:33 AM Sun 17 Aug 2014 GMT
Since the Opti Nationals at Manly way back in April, the NZL Yachting Trust Optimist Worlds Team members have been keeping a relatively low profile. First of all taking a well earned rest for a month or so before joining their fellow enthusiastic Opti kin at the Auckland Winter Sprint Series hosted around the Auckland clubs. ...
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Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland: Artemis sets fourth course record By Trish Jenkins, , 2:52 AM Sun 17 Aug 2014 GMT
Artemis - Team Endeavour, skippered by Brian Thompson, crossed the finish line of the 2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race off the Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes at 23.00.54 BST on Saturday 16th August 2014 with an elapsed time of five days, 14 hours, 00 minutes and 54 seconds. ...
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RC44 World Championship - Dramatic improvement for Artemis Racing By RC44 Class Association, , 7:00 PM Sat 16 Aug 2014 GMT
Local Swedish fans were rewarded on the penultimate day of the RC44 Marstrand World Championship when Torbjörn Törnqvist’s Artemis Racing dramatically improved its performance, following mid-fleet finishes over the last two days. The shifty on-shore southwesterly today provided good racing, despite the wind rarely gusting over 16 knots. ...
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18' Skiff International Regatta - Action begins August 25th By Rich Roberts, , 6:27 PM Sat 16 Aug 2014 GMT
The beach remains but the bleachers are gone, along with the giant catamarans (apparently long gone) that shared the restless waters during San Francisco's summer of the 34th America's Cup last year. But the lively little boats that for a decade helped to set the stage for spectacular beachfront sailboat racing will be back on the bay Monday, Aug. 25. ...
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Round Britain and Ireland Race - Challenging conditions arise By Trish Jenkins, , 6:12 PM Sat 16 Aug 2014 GMT
At 1400 BST, the forecast strong westerly winds had arrived at the north of the course for the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race, providing challenging conditions for the yachts in the region. Three competitors have retired in the last 24 hours and Jankees Lampe's Open 40, La Promesse has suspended racing and is heading for Stornoway to effect mainsail repairs, before restarting the race. ...
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Round Britain and Ireland Race - Dongfeng Race Team finishes third By Amy Monkman, , 2:40 PM Sat 16 Aug 2014 GMT
At 4:40am BST Dongfeng Race Team crossed the finish line of this year’s Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race. Despite a few small setbacks it has been an awesome week for the team. As the Volvo Ocean 65 ‘Dongfeng’ arrived at Ocean Village in Southampton, spirits were high both onboard and on land. ...
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Lawson's Dry Hills sponsor Premier Top of the South Keel Boat Regatta By Sue van Velzen, Waikawa , 9:46 AM Sat 16 Aug 2014 GMT
Lawson's Dry Hills have been confirmed as the 2015 Gold Sponsor of the Waikawa Boating Club's popular New Year Regatta. Rear Commodore Sailing, Juliet Abbott says 'We are thrilled to welcome Lawson's Dry Hills as our Gold sponsor for 2015. This will be the eighth year running that Lawson's have been our main sponsor ...
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RC44 Marstrand World Championship - Bronenosec the star performer By Jessica Gray, , 9:41 AM Sat 16 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 RC44 World Championship - Three more races were held for day two at the RC44 Marstrand World Championship with a further three teams winning races. Chris Bake’s Team Aqua has now taken the overall lead, but is just one point ahead of the day’s decisive winner, Vladimir Liubomirov’s Bronenosec Sailing Team, who is in turn one point ahead of newcomers Nico Poons’ Charisma. ...
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Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race: Records continue to tumble By Trish Jenkins, , 8:54 AM Sat 16 Aug 2014 GMT
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing's Volvo Ocean 65, Azzam, skippered by Ian Walker, crossed the finish line of the 2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race off the Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes at 22.20.28 BST on Friday 15th August 2014 with an elapsed time of 4 days, 13 hours, 10 minutes, 28 seconds, smashing the monohull race record by over 30 hours and setting a new course record ...
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Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race: Course Record for Team SCA By Trish Jenkins, , 8:28 AM Sat 16 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - Volvo Ocean 65 Team SCA, skippered by Sam Davies, crossed the finish line of the 2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race off the Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes at 06.10.39 BST on Saturday 16th August 2014 with an elapsed time of four days, 21 hours, 00 minutes and 39 seconds. ...
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Round Britain and Ireland Race - Team Alvimedica completes the race By Stefano Blin, , 7:29 AM Sat 16 Aug 2014 GMT
Team Alvimedica have completed the arduous Round Britain and Ireland Race, crossing the finishing line off the Royal Yacht Squadron here at 5.59 BST on Saturday with an elapsed time of four days, 20 hours and 49 minutes. ...
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2014 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Final countdown By Lisa Ratcliff, , 5:42 AM Sat 16 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - On the eve of racing at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 182-strong crews are looking skyward for the rain and fog to clear and the cloud cover to break up, clearing the way for the south easterly tradewinds to return to the Whitsundays. ...
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420 and 470 Junior European Championships - A crazy race day 3 By International 420 Class Association, , 4:39 AM Sat 16 Aug 2014 GMT
A crazy race day three at the 420 and 470 Junior Europeans as massive windshifts swept across the course, with races abandoned and courses reset. ...
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2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race: Monohull record smashed By Trish Jenkins, , 3:52 AM Sat 16 Aug 2014 GMT
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing's Volvo Ocean 65, Azzam, skippered by Ian Walker, crossed the finish line of the 2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race off the Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes at 22.20.28 BST on Friday 15th August 2014 with an elapsed time of 4 days, 13 hours, 10 minutes, 28 seconds. ...
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Frostad proud to have seven Volvo Ocean Race boats with seven sponsors *Feature By Dan Ibsen, Sail-World Europe & UK Editor, , 9:47 PM Fri 15 Aug 2014 GMT
Knut Frostad had a big smile on his face in Copenhagen at the ’Vestas Wind’ press launch at the Royal Danish Yacht Club at Tuborg Harbour in northern Copenhagen. Frostad gives his views about the seventh boat, the late entry and the future of the race. ...
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RC44 World Championship - Bronenosec Sailing Team on form By RC44 Class Association, , 7:00 PM Fri 15 Aug 2014 GMT
Three more races were held today at the RC44 Marstrand World Championship with a further three teams claiming race wins. Chris Bake’s Team Aqua has now taken the overall lead, but is just one point ahead of today’s decisive winner, Vladimir Liubomirov’s Bronenosec Sailing Team, in turn one ahead of the leader going into today’s racing, Dutch RC44 newbie Nico Poons and his Charisma team. ...
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Round Britain and Ireland Race - Dongfeng defends third position By Amy Monkman, , 6:09 PM Fri 15 Aug 2014 GMT
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race, day five for Dongfeng Race Team. If you’re from the sailing world you will already know about the extra pressure the One Design nature of the Volvo Ocean 65 racing machines has put on the sailors of the Volvo Ocean Race. ...
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