| News for the Last 30 Days - New Zealand & the World
Extreme Sailing Series - Realteam gears up for the final Act
By MaxComm Communication, ,
11:39 AM Tue 12 Nov 2013 GMT
At the final Act of the Extreme Sailing Series season, Realteam is gearing up to race due to kick off in Florianopolis in Brasil on Thursday. Originally planned in Rio, the race organisation opted for Florianopolis for safety reasons. ...
Mini Transat - Start of race postponed
By Mini Transat 2013, ,
10:39 AM Tue 12 Nov 2013 GMT
For the Mini Transat, this morning the Race Director posted an amendment regarding a postponement of fifteen hours to the start of the race from Sada to Pointe-à-Pitre. The new warning signal will be given on Wednesday 13 November at 9:00am. ...
Clipper Round the World - Race 4 full of drama!
By Julia Wall-Clarke, ,
10:11 AM Tue 12 Nov 2013 GMT
The Clipper 2013-14 Race four departed Cape Town for Albany, Western Australia just over a week ago under the stunning vista of Table Mountain, in rather frustratingly light winds. Just 48 hours later however, a ferocious storm whipped up. ...
Laser World Championships - Legends' return raises the stakes
By Oman Sail,
9:06 AM Tue 12 Nov 2013 GMT
At the Laser Standard Men’s World Championships 2013 , the return of Brazilian sailing legend Robert Scheidt after nine years in the Star class has raised the stakes among the 2016 Olympic Games contenders at the Laser Standard Men’s World Championships 2013 starting in the Sultanate of Oman on Sunday November 17, organized and hosted by the Ministry of Sports Affairs and Oman Sail. ...
ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Nominee - Ian Williams
By Daniel Smith, ,
8:15 AM Tue 12 Nov 2013 GMT
Ian Williams (GBR) is one of the finest racers on the scene as a four time ISAF World Match Racing Champion. Williams has been the man to beat on the Alpari World Match Racing Tour and when he raised the Championship title in 2012 he surpassed some of the all-time greats. ...
ISAF Rolex World Sailor Of The Year Awards: Paul Larsen nominated
By Daniel Smith,
6:03 AM Tue 12 Nov 2013 GMT
Paul Larsen became the fastest man on the water, reaching 65.45 knots on Vestas Sailrocket 2 and eleven years of hard work and effort came to fruition on 24 November 2012. For his endeavours and testing the restraints of physics in sailing Larsen received a nomination for ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year. ...
World Sailing Speed Kitesurfing Record shattered in Salin-de-Giraud
By Tanguy Blondel, ,
9:34 PM Mon 11 Nov 2013 GMT
On November 11, Alexandre Caizergues shattered the World Sailing Speed Kitesurfing Record over 500 metres with a blinding average of 56.62 knots in the 'Salt and Speed' Volkswagen Transporter Arena located in Salin-de-Giraud, France. In so doing, he has improved on the previous record set by American Rob Douglas by 0.97 knots. ...
Mini Transat fleet sets sail for Sada November 12
By Solene Rennuit, ,
8:49 PM Mon 11 Nov 2013 GMT
In the Mini Transat, come November 12 at 17.30 local time, the start for the race from Sada to Pointe a Pitre will take place. The wind is moving into the northern sector, allowing the Minis sail in their favourite way, carrying the breeze from behind. ...
Transat Jacques Vabre becomes more tactical for IMOCA Open 60 fleet
By Soazig Guého, ,
8:25 PM Mon 11 Nov 2013 GMT
In the Transat Jacques Vabre, though five different boats revealed over the course of today (Monday) that they will make technical pit stops, the race for the IMOCA Open 60 fleet has become more tactical as they seek the best lanes of breeze, gybing downwind 150 miles north of Madeira and the pair of MOD70s, passing the latitude of the Canary Islands, are still making regular speeds of 23-25kts. ...
18ft Skiffs: NSW Championship: First race in the new Van Munster hull
By Bob killick, Sydney ,
6:30 PM Mon 11 Nov 2013 GMT
In the 18ft Skiffs, Heat 1 NSW Championship, Gotta Luv it 7 got off to a perfect start to defend last year's scratch titles. Seve Jarvin, Scott Babbage, and the returning Sam Newton to the bow, handled the puffy SE Course impressively on their first race in the new Van Munster hull. ...
ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year: Third time lucky for Belcher?
By Daniel Smith,
5:57 PM Mon 11 Nov 2013 GMT
Australia's Mat Belcher is at the top of his game in the Men’s 470 and having notched up 17 consecutive regatta victories he received a nomination for 2013 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year. The Australian has made the trip to Muscat, Oman, for the Awards evening on 12 November. Belcher knows the protocol, 'It’s a complete honour and privilege to be nominated three times in four years,' ...
VX One North Americans: Doolittle wins an impressive regatta
By Christopher E. Howell,
5:29 PM Mon 11 Nov 2013 GMT
VX One North American Championship, hosted by Rush Creek Yacht Club in Rockwall, TX, concluded today. Rob Doolittle of Mandeville, LA utilized consistent finishes to earn the 2013 VX One North American Championship. The 21-boat fleet completed eight races from November 8-10. ...
ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards: Family affair in Muscat
By Daniel Smith,
4:07 PM Mon 11 Nov 2013 GMT
The ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards 2013 will be a family affair with the Heineken siblings, Johnny and Erika ready for the evening ahead. As Kiteboarding supremoes the pair received a nomination for their performances on the race track from 1 September 2012 to 31 August 2013, and what performances they were. ...
Transat Jacques Vabre: Four more signal for technical stops
By Soazig Guého,
3:55 PM Mon 11 Nov 2013 GMT
In the Transat Jacques Vabre, further damage has affected the fleet with a further four boats having recently signalled that they intend to make technical stops. There are three Class 40s, GDF SUEZ, Tales Santander 2014 and 11TH Hour Racing and the Multi 50 Actual. ...
Mini Transat - On the road to Sada + Video
By Diane Reid,
3:30 PM Mon 11 Nov 2013 GMT
Well, if you’ve been following the Mini Transat race you will have learned that this race is going to go down in history as an epic tale. It has been filled with incredible weather anomalies, rerouting, and resurrections! The delivery of the fleet from Gijon Spain to Sada Spain has lived up to these new expectations of the 2013 Mini Transat! ...
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Strong winds on day 7
By Clipper Ventures, ,
12:01 PM Mon 11 Nov 2013 GMT
At the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, the first Sunday back at sea was no day of rest for the fleet, though it has certainly been more enjoyable than the preceding week’s unpredictability and harsh, contrasting wind conditions. Day seven bought far more consistently strong winds of between 30 to 40 knots, allowing most of the fleet to pick up some excellent cruising and surfing speeds. ...
Transat Jacques Vabre: Class 40 heads to La Coruna for repair
By Transat Jacques Vabre,
11:38 AM Mon 11 Nov 2013 GMT
In the Transat Jacques Vabre double handed race from Le Havre to Itajaí, Brasil the Class 40 BET 1128 skippered by Gaetano Mura (ITA) and Sam Manuard (FRA) are heading to La Coruna to make running repairs after they broke the swivel hook on their Solent headsail and the mast fell down but did not land in the water. ...
18ft Skiffs: The Boys are back in Auckland Town - Video
11:22 AM Mon 11 Nov 2013 GMT
After busy season which included the JJ Giltinan Trophy in Sydney, followed by the International 18ft Skiff Series in San Francisco, the NZ 18ft skiff teams are back in town and looking forward to the new season.
Check out their early season video ...
Rolex Sydney Hobart Race: Race record for international entries
10:24 AM Mon 11 Nov 2013 GMT
For the 69th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, impressive, international, competitive: the assorted fleet registered is destined to provide a spectacle befitting of the event’s colossal reputation. A little over six weeks remain before the Boxing Day start of the annual 628-nm ocean classic running from Sydney to Hobart, often referred to as a ‘nautical rite of passage’, and sponsored by Rolex since ...
Two-Handed Round North Island Race: Just two places left
By Jon Henry,
10:01 AM Mon 11 Nov 2013 GMT
The next and seventh addition of the Round North Island yacht race (RNI) gets underway on Saturday eighth February 2014.
Organised and run by SSANZ (Shorthanded Sailing Association of NZ) interest is high in the extremely challenging event. There is a diverse range of yachts entered in the race from 8.5m sports boats to several brand new 50+ ft production performance cruisers. ...
Transat Jacques Vabre - Oman Air-Musandam changes to a faster mode
By Oman Sail, ,
9:58 AM Mon 11 Nov 2013 GMT
At the front of the Transat Jacques Vabre fleet, the two MOD70s continue their match race as they pass Madeira and approach the Canary Islands on a southwesterly heading. The duo onboard Oman Air-Musandam are better rested and have changed the configuration of the boat to a faster mode. ...
Sailor Moon wins inaugural Mount Gay Rum Y88 Three Handed Champs
By Mike Leyland, Auckland ,
9:44 AM Mon 11 Nov 2013 GMT
The Young 88 is an ideal boat for short-handed racing and is always well represented in the SSANZ two handed series and Y88 Association organised single handed and two handed champs. Based on feedback from the two handed champs it was decided to try windward leewards, three up with spinnakers. ...
Transat Jacques Vabre - Co-skippers arrange for a tow to Portugal
By Transat Jacques Vabre, ,
9:35 AM Mon 11 Nov 2013 GMT
In the Transat Jacques Vabre, the Multi 50 trimaran Arkema Aquitaine capsized yesterday evening (Sunday) around 200 miles from the port of Lisbon, Portugal. Co-skippers Lalou Roucayrol and Mayeul Riffet have made arrangements for a tow to Portugal. ...
Transat Jacques Vabre - Multi 50 trimaran Arkema Aquitaine capsizes
By Transat Jacques Vabre,
8:17 AM Mon 11 Nov 2013 GMT
For the Transat Jacques Vabre, at 2158hrs UTC ( 2258hrs French time) this Sunday evening direction double handed race from Le Havre to Itajai, Brazil received a call from Yann Elies the co-skipper of nearby FenêtréA Cardinal (0.5 miles away) to inform them that the Multi 50 trimaran Arkema - Aquitaine had capsized ...
Extreme Sailing Series - Defending champions in full preparation
By Oman Sail, ,
7:26 AM Mon 11 Nov 2013 GMT
For the 2013 Extreme Sailing Series, defending champions The Wave, Muscat of Oman are in full preparation mode and eager to test conditions at the brand new stadium race course in Florianopolis, Brazil for the final showdown when they hope to hold their title. ...