| News for the Last 30 Days - New Zealand & the World
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Day 3 images by Thom Touw
By Anna Parker and The Sail-World Team, ,
10:46 AM Wed 24 Apr 2013 GMT
On the third day of competition at the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Hyeres, France, photographer Thom Touw was on site to capture this gallery of images. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Tribute from Simon Le Bon to Magnus Olsson
2:59 AM Wed 24 Apr 2013 GMT
Simon Le Bon sailed with Magnus Olsson on board Drum in the 1985-86 edition of the race. Le Bon has sent The Volvo Ocean race website a personal tribute to his smiling Swedish friend, who died on April 20 at the age of 64.
A musician and the owner of the maxi yacht Drum, Le Bon was participating in the Fastnet with skipper Skip Novak when the boat lost her keel and capsized. ...
Laser Legal tangles continue
By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team,
12:16 AM Wed 24 Apr 2013 GMT
Previously ISAF had recognised that LPE were no longer licensed Laser builders and had stopped the issuance of plaques by ILCA. Major developments in the last few days with ISAF changing tack and now in conjunction with ILCA moving boldly to remove Bruce Kirby´s design rights ...
America's Cup: Images and Video from Oracle Team USA AC72 launch
11:46 PM Tue 23 Apr 2013 GMT
Oracle Team USA have posted the first images on Facebook of the launch of their second AC72 in San Francisco, on April 23.
The AC72 did attempt to have a first sail, but this was abandoned after a tow-out apparently due to an unacceptably high wind-strength for a first sail. ...
Statement from the International Laser Class Association
By ILCA, ,
11:26 PM Tue 23 Apr 2013 GMT
ISAF and ILCA have taken steps to assure the uninterrupted supply of class legal Laser brand sailboats around the world. This includes making newly designed ISAF plaques available to all the current ISAF and ILCA approved manufacturers of the Laser dinghy in accordance with the ILCA class rules. ...
ISAF Statement On International Laser Class
10:58 PM Tue 23 Apr 2013 GMT
ISAF Statement - On 22 March the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) published a statement concerning the Laser Class dispute and proceedings filed by attorneys acting for Bruce Kirby. The legal situation is on-going but ISAF can confirm that: ISAF has been named a co-defendant in the legal proceedings filed in the US District Court. ...
Melbourne to Osaka Double Handed - Optimus Prime crosses the line!
By Robert Tanner, Footscray ,
10:08 PM Tue 23 Apr 2013 GMT
At 09h56m51sec on 24.23.2013 Optimus Prime crossed the Hokko finish line in Osaka Bay. Congratulations to Trevor and Dan Taylor.
Earlier this morning they had 35 knots as they passed Yuroseto and stormed toward the finish line with 'shipping everywhere.. …dodging between ships surfing at 16kts…having lots of fun …'! ...
Collinson FX Market Commentary: April 24, 2013 - Twitter hack strikes
By Collinson FX,
9:32 PM Tue 23 Apr 2013 GMT
Collinson FX Market Commentary: April 24, 2013 - Markets were frightened earlier when AP Tweets were hacked sending out a false report of explosions at the Whitehouse. Markets tumbled into negative territory but quickly recovered when the scam was uncovered. The KIWI is testing 0.8400 on the downside and both commodity currencies are vulnerable to rising equity risks. ...
Laser Standard and Laser Master World Championship to head to Kingston
By CORK, ,
9:27 PM Tue 23 Apr 2013 GMT
From the International Laser Class; 'We are pleased to announce that CORK (Kingston, Canada) has been selected to host the 2015 Laser Men’s Standard and the Masters Worlds. Pending final confirmation and contract signing between ILCA and CORK, the events will take place June 29-July 8 (Men’s) and July 10-18 (Masters) out of the Portsmouth Olympic Harbour. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Zbogar excels in Finn fleet on day 2
By Robert Deaves, ,
8:30 PM Tue 23 Apr 2013 GMT
On the second day of the 2013 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres, Vasilij Zbogar (SLO) was the best Finn sailor and moves into a 10 point lead at the top of the fleet from Giles Scott (GBR) and Pieter-Jan Postma (NED). Race wins went to Oliver Tweddell, Zbogar and Andrew Mills (GBR). ...
ISAF World Cup: New Zealand in top tier in five classes after Day 2
By Jodie Bakewell-White,
8:03 PM Tue 23 Apr 2013 GMT
The NZL Sailing Team was back on the water today at ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres for the second and final day of qualifying rounds. As the six day regatta transitions into finals racing, the New Zealand team is tracking well with five of the team placed inside the top five in their fleet, and a further two crews also towards the top of the pack. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup - Action aplenty on day 2 in Hyères + Video
By FFVoile, ,
7:51 PM Tue 23 Apr 2013 GMT
Two days of fickle breeze at ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères drew the Qualification Series to a close as the world’s best sailors positioned themselves at the top ahead of three days of Final Series racing. In a breeze that stabilised later on in the day, peaking at 10 knots, Ivan Pastor (ESP) and Charline Picon (FRA) were the star performers in the Men’s and Women’s RS:X. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Light winds keep sailors on their toes
By Craig Heydon, ,
6:59 PM Tue 23 Apr 2013 GMT
At the final round of the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Hyeres, France, Australian crews have picked up race wins in two classes as light winds again kept sailors on their toes. ...
Oracle Team USA launch second AC72
By Lisa Ramsperger,
6:49 PM Tue 23 Apr 2013 GMT
ORACLE TEAM USA officially launched the team’s second AC72 today, April 23, from the team base at Pier 80 in San Francisco. Helmsman Jimmy Spithill led the team and audience in a toast after Oracle Chief Marketing Officer Judy Sim broke a bottle of champagne across the bowsprit. The boat was then lowered into the San Francisco Bay before docking out for the first time. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Day 2 images by Thom Touw
By Anna Parker and The Sail-World Team,
5:53 PM Tue 23 Apr 2013 GMT
On the second day of competition at the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Hyeres, France, photographer Thom Touw was out on the water to capture this gallery of images. ...
Dragon World Championship - Online entry now open
By Martin Makey, ,
4:41 PM Tue 23 Apr 2013 GMT
The 2013 Dragon World Championship Notice of Race has been published and online entry is now open for the event which is set to be hosted by the Portland and Weymouth Sailing Academy from 5 to 13 September 2013. ...
Sailability Auckland - Waller Cup title to John Toole
By Tim Dempsey, Auckland ,
2:19 PM Tue 23 Apr 2013 GMT
The Waller Cup was contested over the weekend of April 20 – 21. Despite some very wet weather 12 sailors took to the water aiming to get their name on the Waller Cup. It was the closest racing we have ever had in the Liberty fleet with the lead often changing. This is testament to Coach Steve Cranch who has been head coach at Sailability Auckland since late last year. ...
New Zealand Starling National Championships, Picton.
By Rob Burn,
12:07 PM Tue 23 Apr 2013 GMT
Rob Burn reports on Day 1 and 2 of the New Zealand Starling National Championships, Picton, which started in April 22
Shades of Hitchcock, Dark, dramatic skies, more than a flock of Starlings.
A weather forecast that promised breeze this late in the season for the South Island, vital ingredients for a successful 2013 Starling National Championships. ...
AC World Series, Naples - Action concludes for Artemis Racing
By Artemis Racing,
10:46 AM Tue 23 Apr 2013 GMT
After nine successful America’s Cup World Series events, the revolutionary concept which has changed the landscape of sailing, concluded Sunday afternoon in Naples. Nowhere has this been more evident than here in Naples, with close to one million spectators out to watch the nine teams battle it out on Super Sunday. ...
Collinson FX Market Commentary: April 23, 2013 - Bulls try hard
By Collinson FX,
11:53 PM Mon 22 Apr 2013 GMT
Collinson FX Market Commentary: April 23, 2013 - Equity markets were flat again to open the new week with the bulls attempting to get the car back on the road. Liquidity still flows thick and fast from the Fed, BoJ and ECB fueling the bubble in equities, although signs of the commodity bubble deflation is upon us and is sending nervous jitters through equities investors. ...
ISAF World Cup: New Zealand lead Mens 470 after Day 1 in Hyeres
By Jodie Bakewell-White,
11:19 PM Mon 22 Apr 2013 GMT
Racing at ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres is underway with Day 1 of the six day regatta now drawing to a close in Hyeres, France. A solid team of kiwi campaigners are competing including 14 entries across six events including the Laser, Finn, 49er, 49erFX, Men’s 470 and Nacra17. Paul Snow-Hansen and Daniel Willcox in the Men’s 470 class top the 63 strong fleet ...
Steinlager 18ft Skiff ANZAC Regatta – starts this Thursday
By Auckland Sailing Club, Auckland ,
11:14 PM Mon 22 Apr 2013 GMT
Thirteen teams are to compete Thursday to Sunday this week in the Steinlager 18ft Skiff ANZAC Regatta sailed out of the Auckland Sailing Club, Okahu Bay. It is going to be a true Trans-Tasman affair with four quality Australian based teams joining the current New Zealand fleet on their home waters. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup - Return to action for familiar faces in Hyeres
10:58 PM Mon 22 Apr 2013 GMT
The first day of racing at ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères marked the return to action for familiar faces on the World Cup series as Robert Scheidt (BRA) stepped back into the Laser and Lijia Xu (CHN) and Marit Bouwmeester (NED) made a Radial return. ...
18ft skiffs: Top Australians to compete in ANZAC Weekend regatta
10:13 PM Mon 22 Apr 2013 GMT
A large and high quality fleet of 18ft skiffs are expected for the ANZAC Weekend Regatta which gets underway in Auckland this Thursday and runs through to Sunday, April 28, 2013.
In addition to the strong New Zealand fleet expected to number ten boats, four Australian skiffs will cross the Tasman. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Wright and Tweddel victorious on day 1
By Robert Deaves, ,
9:58 PM Mon 22 Apr 2013 GMT
After the tricky opening day of the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Hyeres, the 2010 World Champion, Ed Wright (GBR), is leading the Finn fleet. After posting a 17th in the first race, he came back to win the second race of the day. ...