| News for the Last 30 Days - New Zealand & the World
NZL Sailing Team: 49er, FX and Nacra Racing underway for Europeans
By Jodie Bakewell-White, ,
9:13 PM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
Racing is underway at the European Championships for the Olympic 49er and 49erFX skiffs (in Helsinki) and also for the Olympic Nacra 17 multihull (in La Grande Motte). Peter Burling and Blair Tuke sailed three races on the opening day in Helsinki. Conditions were 7-12 knots on the courses for the men’s racing, building later for the women in the FX rigged skiffs who raced second. ...
Nacra 17 Europeans: Success for Italy's Bissaro and Sicouri
By Camille El Beze, ,
8:20 PM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
If the loss of the first day of racing at the Nacra 17 European Championships due to too little wind was the price to be paid in order to have great Mistral conditions today off La Grande Motte, then many of the 71 competing crews would accept that as a worthwhile tax. ...
America's Cup: 2017 venue short-list reduced to two Cities
By Sail-World, ,
7:49 PM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
Two potential host cities for the 35th America's Cup have been shortlisted. Two cities have now been cut from the original list of four. A final decision is now to be made by the end of the year, instead of the end of September as originally indicated. ...
49er and 49erFX Europeans: Pitfalls aplenty on day 1 + Video
By International 49er Class, ,
5:08 PM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
The opening day at the 49er and 49erFX European Championships was a tricky one for a variety of reasons and started with a bang. 2013 European's Silver medalists, Dylan Fletcher and Alain Sign hit a rock near the port layline of course C, splitting their hull wide open. ...
ISAF Youth Worlds - Laser Radial sailors look to join list of legends
By ISAF, ,
3:53 PM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
The Laser Radial Boys and Girls fleets will be the largest at the ISAF Youth World Sailing Worlds with 58 male and 47 female competitors ready to do battle. Racing commences on 14 July with the world's best young Radial sailors ready to fight for the titles that have been won by Russell Coutts, Robert Scheidt, Ben Ainslie, Siren Sundby and Carolijn Brouwer throughout the history of the regatta. ...
49erFX European Championship preview
By Dan Ibsen, Helsinki ,
2:20 PM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 marks the second ever 49erFX European Championship. The fleet is 50 boats strong this year and changing quickly. Unlike in 2013, most of the teams are now truly racing instead of just sailing, as the level of boathandling, boat setup and skiff IQ has increased massively. ...
Coville soon to chase solo circumnavigation record in giant trimaran
By Sail-World, ,
11:15 AM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
Leading French trans-oceanic racer, Thomas Coville is close to setting off on another solo circumnavigation record attempt. He will be using the latest North Sails 3Di Raw technology. Here's the video of Coville putting the giant Sodebo through her paces ...
Fierce competition at the Meanline Fins Slalom Challenge
By Laurence Carey, Maui ,
10:46 AM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
The Meanline Fin Slalom challenge started in light, but steady, north winds in Maui, Hawaii off the Kanaha Beach Park.
The course set, with one long reaching leg, by request of the sponsor (Meanline Fins). Twenty five heats were sailed, in windy 7.0m sails making for a day of exciting racing conditions. This completed the 'age group' section of the racing. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel opt for experienced winner
By Volvo Ocean Race, ,
10:06 AM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
Experienced French sailor Laurent Pagès has been chosen by Team Brunel skipper Bouwe Bekking to complete his line-up for the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Pagès brings a winning pedigree to the Dutch challengers after he helped guide Groupama to victory in the last edition in 2011-12. ...
Bakewell-White supermaxi designed to take Transpac's Barn Door Trophy *Feature
By Richard Gladwell Ssail-World.com/nz, ,
9:44 AM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
After being based in Australia since 2008, the Bakewell-White 30m Supermaxi 'Lahana' (nee Konica Minolta, nee Zana) has returned to New Zealand for what the designer called 'a major refit'.
Renamed 'Rio', her new US owners wanted a boat that would be able to have a serious crack at the Barn Door Trophy in the Transpac Race, which runs from Los Angeles to Hawaii. ...
Crew rescued by navy patrol from J/111 racer after Mayday in storm
By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, ,
8:25 AM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
Updated to include images from the rescue and two interviews. Earlier, Maritime NZ have confirmed that the J/111 Django was abandoned off the coast of the North Island of New Zealand late Tuesday afternoon and the three crew taken aboard a Navy patrol vessel. The yacht was returning from the ANZ Fiji Race, when she experienced strong easterly winds about 170nm off the coast of the North Island. ...
Red Bull 49erFX: This is why we do what we do best
By Molly Meech and Alex Maloney, ,
1:32 AM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
This is why we come to Europe.
50 boats, from almost as many different countries around the world, on the same racecourse. At home, a tactical or boat-handling mistake might cost a place or two - here it is more like 10. This big fleet racing experience is critical to our build up to the Olympics in Rio 2016. ...
18 foot skiff European Championship (Open Europeans) - Final results
By Dan Ibsen, ,
11:12 PM Mon 7 Jul 2014 GMT
The European Championship is one of the four Grand Prix races in Europe. Next race is in Travemunde, Germany in July and in the end of August the Dutch Grand Prix will take place in Bruinisse. ...
Nacra 17 European Championships - No action on day 1
By Camille El Beze, ,
5:49 PM Mon 7 Jul 2014 GMT
On day one of the Nacra 17 Europeans, the 71 competitors from 28 different nations had a long day waiting around the boat park in La Grande Motte when the wind refused to build enough to allow any competition. One of the two allocated fleets went afloat in steady rain to await a possible start in a light breeze, but the wind faded and shifted in direction and so they were returned to shore. ...
ISAF Youth Worlds - 29er and SL16 sailors prepare for battle + Video
By ISAF, ,
1:49 PM Mon 7 Jul 2014 GMT
The 2014 ISAF Youth Worlds will welcome experienced SL16 heads and fresh 29er faces when racing commences in Tavira, Portugal on 14 July 2014. Sixteen teams featuring several former medallists will fight it out in the Open Multihull SL16 fleet whilst a number of new Open Skiff 29er teams will make their ISAF Youth Worlds debut in the 30-boat fleet. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Eight new crew members named by teams
By Volvo Ocean Race media, ,
1:15 PM Mon 7 Jul 2014 GMT
Eight new crew for the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 were today unveiled in separate announcements from Team Alvimedica and the Spanish Team challengers. ...
ISAF Youth Worlds: NZL Yachting Trust team leaves NZ
By Jodie Bakewell-White, ,
12:15 PM Mon 7 Jul 2014 GMT
One week from now the first race of the 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships will get underway with teams from around the globe descending upon Tavira, Portugal over coming days to prepare.
The 2014 NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team, including twelve sailors and four coaching support, depart New Zealand tomorrow and will arrive in Portugal at the venue on July 9th. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: New additions to Spanish team announced
By Team Campos media, ,
10:18 AM Mon 7 Jul 2014 GMT
Two newcomers to the Volvo Ocean Race and a 32 years old 'veteran' join the Spanish project in the offshore race that will start next October from Alicante. The team led by Iker Martínez and Xabi Fernández confirmed this Monday that Spaniards Rafa Trujillo and Antonio 'Ñeti' Cuervas-Mons and French Nicolas Lunven will be, respectively, trimmer/driver, bowman and navigator of the new Spanish boat. ...
Auckland On Water Boat Show to hold world record attempt
By Isla McKechnie, Aucklland ,
8:46 AM Mon 7 Jul 2014 GMT
The Viaduct Harbour will play host to a world record attempt for the most people on a stand up paddle board, played out in front of visitors to the Auckland On Water Boat Show. Lancer Industries, which has already set the record three times for the world’s largest RIB, and which holds the largest catamaran RIB tube record, will be creating the monster SUP which the record attempt will be staged on ...
Australian Sailing's Olympic medallists compete for European titles
By Cora Zillich, ,
2:21 AM Mon 7 Jul 2014 GMT
The European International Regatta season is in full swing and during July the Australian Sailing Team’s (AST) top Olympic sailors will compete for the respective 2014 European Championship titles at the Nacra17, 49er, 49erFX as well as Men’s and Women’s 470 regattas. ...
PWA Awaza World Cup - Cyril Moussilmani and Delphine Cousin on top
By Chris Yates, ,
11:57 PM Sun 6 Jul 2014 GMT
The first ever Awaza PWA World Cup Turkmenistan proved to be a tricky, and sometimes frustrating affair, as light and shifty winds unfortunately interrupted the regular thermal winds which usually frequent Awaza. Juan Antonio Aragon and his race crew made the absolute most of the conditions which presented themselves and gained results for both the men's and women's fleets. ...
Collinson FX Market Commentary: July 5, 2014 - AUD jaw boned lower
By Collinson FX, ,
11:08 AM Sun 6 Jul 2014 GMT
July 5, 2014: US Markets were closed to finish the week for the Independence Day holiday. The week was optimistic after a surprisingly good Jobs number on the Thursday. The AUD has been jaw boned lower by the RBA and will open the week trading 0.9350 while the KIWI remains bid around 0.8750. ...
Sydney to Mooloolaba Yacht Race 2015 - Date set for 2015 race start
By Tracey Johnstone, ,
8:22 AM Sun 6 Jul 2014 GMT
The monohulls will race under Category 2 safety regulations while the details of the safety requirements for the multihulls are to be advised in the next few months. MHYC’s Commodore, John McCuaig, has pushed forward to have the 2015 start date confirmed early, giving plenty of time for boat owners to plan for the race. ...
2014 Melbourne to Vanuatu Race: Race record smashed
By Peter Campbell, ,
6:25 AM Sun 6 Jul 2014 GMT
Tasmanian yacht Alive this morning smashed the race record for the 1885 nautical mile ocean race across the South Pacific from Melbourne to Port Vila, the port capital of the tropical islands of Vanuatu. Alive crossed the finish line off Port Vila at 10:22:45am (Australian Eastern Standard time) for a record-breaking elapsed time of five days 23 hours 52 minutes and 45 seconds. ...
America's Cup: Luna Rossa foiling in AC45s at their Italian base
By Sail-World, ,
9:05 PM Sat 5 Jul 2014 GMT
Max Sirena, skipper of Luna Rossa, was very satisfied with the performance of the the team's foiling AC45 catamaran and said: 'What we experienced today is a great start; with wind between 8 and 15 knots we foiled both upwind and downwind and maintained an average speed that we wouldn’t have expected on the second day of sailing. ...