|News for the Last 7 Days - New Zealand & the World
NZL Sailing Team: Sam Meech wins Gold, Aleh and Powrie holding bronze
By Jodie Bakewell-White, ,
8:37 PM Thu 13 Jun 2013 GMT
Sam Meech has secured his first EUROSAF Champions Sailing Cup victory winning gold in the Laser class at the 2013 Sail for Gold Regatta which has just wrapped up in Weymouth, England. New Zealand featured twice in the top four of the Laser fleet with Andy Maloney finishing just outside the podium places in fourth. ...
PWA Catalunya World Cup - Mixed bag on day 3 in Costa Brava
By Chris Yates,
8:10 PM Thu 13 Jun 2013 GMT
On day three of the PWA Catalunya World Cup, winds ranged from 7-20 knots as two wind directions hit the Golf-de-Roses over the course of a few hours. Costa Brava was transformed from a starboard tack slalom paradise into a port tack slalom heaven in the same afternoon. The sea breeze, which is synonymous with Costa Brava enabled a further six heats to be completed. ...
Sail for Gold Regatta - Medals decided at the WPNSA + Video
By Matt Carter, ,
7:47 PM Thu 13 Jun 2013 GMT
The 2013 Sail for Gold Regatta medals were decided across the eight Olympic and two Paralympic events today (Thursday 13 June) as the third stage of the 2013 EUROSAF Champions Sailing Cup drew to a close. On arrival to the WPNSA, the world’s best Olympic and Paralympic sailors were greeted with howling winds of up to 35 knots as Race Officials pondered on what the final day of racing had in store. ...
Solitaire du Figaro fleet bound for Roscoff
By Marie Le Berrigaud Perochon,
5:16 PM Thu 13 Jun 2013 GMT
In the 44th Solitaire du Figaro, the 40 skippers competing left Gijòn on the northwestern coast of Spain today at noon local time, bound for Roscoff in Brittany, for the third of four legs. Getting to the finish could be a long and painful affair as the weather forecast looks set for very light winds on the 436 miles to the finish. ...
Francis Joyon to reach halfway mark to The Lizard this evening
By Mer et Media, ,
5:05 PM Thu 13 Jun 2013 GMT
Francis Joyon, aboard his maxi-trimaran, IDEC, is on course to reach the halfway point of his journey between New York and The Lizard this evening. While at lunchtime today, based on the mathematics, he was some 100 miles off the pace set by the current record-holder, Thomas Coville, the skipper of IDEC said he was pleased with the first part of the crossing. ...
RC44 Championship Tour - Vladimir Liubomirov, Bronenosec to take part
By Jessica Gray, ,
2:11 PM Thu 13 Jun 2013 GMT
The RC44 fleet are preparing for the third event of the 2013 RC44 Championship Tour. The Bronenosec Sailing Team owned by Russian Vladimir Liubomirov have joined the class and will compete for the first time at the RC44 Sweden Cup in Marstrand later this month. ...
Auckland to Musket Cove Race: TP52 hits 30kts on sleighride - Video
By Ben Gladwell, Auckland, NZ ,
11:14 AM Thu 13 Jun 2013 GMT
David Nathan's TP52, V5, was again first monohull to finish in the RNZYS Auckland to Musket Cove Yacht Race. V5 had some good rides on the last two days of the race regularly sailing in the 20-25kts range of boatspeed, and exceeding 30kts on at least one occasion. Bowman and sailing journalist, Ben Gladwell, shot and edited this video of the sleighride to Fiji ...
Clash of the Paddles commences June 20th at Hamilton Island
By Michelle Crowshaw, ,
10:31 AM Thu 13 Jun 2013 GMT
Paddlers from around the globe are getting ready to battle at the annual Gatorade Clash of the Paddles on Hamilton Island from the 20-24th June. Formerly known as the Hamilton Cup, 2013 marks the historic 30th anniversary of the annual paddling event, which has grown over the years into one of the most respected and demanding competitions on the Australian Outrigger Calendar. ...
America's Cup: Regatta rules issues sent to Int Jury for resolution
By Richard Gladwell,
6:10 AM Thu 13 Jun 2013 GMT
The impasse in several matters governing the conduct of the America's Cup Regatta, and Louis Vuitton Cup, has been passed to the International Jury to resolve, and potentially make a binding Decision. As a first stage, two members of the International Jury have been assigned to initiate and conduct a Mediation process in an endeavour to identify and resolve as many of the issues as possible. ...
America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ shows off the foiling gybe - Video
By John Navas,
2:13 AM Thu 13 Jun 2013 GMT
Emirates Team New Zealand have shown the Foiling Gybe in San Francisco Bay. In this video from John Navas, taken bayside in San Francisco, we have the foiling gybe up close. The team has been practicing the maneuver in New Zealand for several months. The foiling gybe is the first maneuver on the video, you can see daylight under both hulls throughout the turn. ...
Etchells 2013 World Championship - Day 3 Results
By Sail-world.com, ,
2:11 AM Thu 13 Jun 2013 GMT
Etchells World Championship 2013 Yacht Club Cala de Medici, Rosignano Marittimo, Italy. Two races were completed on Day 3. The winds were 10-12 for the first race and 12-15 for the second race. With five races competed, the race discard now comes into play. ...
IFDS decision on 2012 Paralympic Sailing Competition stands
By ISAF/IFDS, ,
11:08 PM Wed 12 Jun 2013 GMT
In September of last year, the British Paralympic Association (BPA) submitted an appeal to the Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS) against a series of decisions made by the International Jury at the Paralympic Sailing Competition during the 3-person keelboat event. ...
470 European Championships - Aussies and Brits hold the Yellow Jerseys
By Luissa Smith, Int'l 470 Class, ,
9:30 PM Wed 12 Jun 2013 GMT
On day three of the 470 European Championships, the lighter breeze played more of a role on the finishing positions of teams with some new players popping out at the top of the fleet. The 110 teams from 35 nations have enjoyed yet another day of stunning racing conditions – it doesn’t get better than this. ...
Route des Princes - Leg 1 victory for Oman Air-Musandam + Video
By Sabina Mollart Rogerson, ,
8:34 PM Wed 12 Jun 2013 GMT
In the 2013 Route des Princes, Sidney Gavignet and the international crew of Oman Air-Musandam broke the finish line off Lisbon at 12:41:38 hrs local time (11:41:38hrs TU) to win the first leg from Valencia to Morlaix, France via stopovers in Lisbon, Dun Laoghaire Dublin and Plymouth. ...
PWA Catalunya World Cup - First blood and drama on day 2
By Chris Yates, ,
8:17 PM Wed 12 Jun 2013 GMT
On day two of the PWA Catalunya World Cup, the local thermal effect kicked in once again as the remainder of the opening elimination was completed, under glorious sunny skies and winds ranging from 7-14 knots. Reigning world champion - Antoine Albeau - sailed a flawless elimination and was duly rewarded with the first bullet of the week, firmly stamping his name at the top of the event rankings. ...
Sail for Gold Regatta - Lijia Xu claims Radial gold on day 4 + Video
By Matt Carter, ,
7:06 PM Wed 12 Jun 2013 GMT
Day four of racing at the Sail for Gold Regatta in Weymouth and Portland brought strong winds from the word go, with 18-22 knots gradually building throughout the day – but it appeared to make no odds to the Laser Radial London 2012 Olympic champion Lijia Xu, who clinched event honours on the penultimate day of the regatta. ...
Route des Princes - Oman Air-Musandam claim Leg 1 victory + Video
By Route des Princes,
1:36 PM Wed 12 Jun 2013 GMT
Victory for Leg 1 of the 2013 Route des Princes has been claimed by Oman Air-Musandam skippered by Sidney Gavignet (FRA) - who crossed the finish line at 12h41'38' local time (11h41'38' TU/GMT). Oman Air-Musandam took two days 23 hours 41mn 38secs for the 794 miles first leg which started from Valencia, Spain last Sunday afternoon. ...
NZL Sailing Team: Two in top two in two major regattas in Europe
By Jodie Bakewell-White,
12:45 PM Wed 12 Jun 2013 GMT
After three days at the 2013 Sail for Gold Regatta, the third of five EUROSAF Champions Sailing Cup Regattas, 22 year old Sam Meech leads the 33 strong Laser fleet. Opening the series with two wins on the first day the Tauranga sailor’s hot form has continued and nine races down he is 12 points clear of his closest rival. Racing at Weymouth, the scene of last year’s Olympic sailing Regatta ...
Order of Australia Medal awarded to Rob Mundle and John Biffin
By Peter Campbell,
10:08 AM Wed 12 Jun 2013 GMT
Rob Mundle, a well known yachting journalist and author, has been awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours announced today. Mundle has received the award for services to sailing and to journalism. Another recipient of the OAM with a maritime connection is master mariner John Biffin for his services to the community, particularly through Australia Day celebrations. ...
Kaenon Polarized: The Road to the Red Bull Youth America's Cup
By Sail-World, ,
10:04 AM Wed 12 Jun 2013 GMT
Kaenon Polarized are backing three sailors involved in three teams in the Red Bull Youth America's Cup, to be sailed in San Francisco in August 2013, as a lead-in event to the 34th America's Cup. Follow Olympic 49er Silver medalist, Peter Burling, top Match racer, Will Tiller, and top Laser sailor, Charlie Buckingham on their respective journeys headed for the Red Bull Youth America's Cup. ...
Route des Princes - High pressure fight to the finish
By Route des Princes, ,
9:53 AM Wed 12 Jun 2013 GMT
In the 2013 Route des Princes, following another night upwind with regular tacks across the Bay of Cadiz in light airs and into head seas, the first multihull on Leg 1 turned the corner at Cape St Vincent, on the SW tip of Portugal, early this morning. ...
Global Ocean Race - Auckland confirmed as Leg 2 stopover
By Oliver Dewar,
12:23 AM Wed 12 Jun 2013 GMT
The halfway stopover for the 2014-15 Global Ocean Race has now been revealed. Auckland, New Zealand, has been confirmed as the Leg 2 port for this epic circumnavigation which starts at Southampton, UK, on Sunday 21 September 2014. ...
Sail for Gold Regatta: Strong gusts challenge Aussies on day 3
By Craig Heydon,
12:07 AM Wed 12 Jun 2013 GMT
Following a day of light conditions at the Sail for Gold Regatta, Weymouth turned the breeze on for day three with gusts of up to 25 knots challenging crews. New pairing Will Phillips and Rhys Mara have moved into third position in the 49er fleet with four races completed on Tuesday. ...
Route des Princes - Lisbon enters full scale festival mode
By Sabina Mollart Rogerson, ,
9:17 PM Tue 11 Jun 2013 GMT
In the 2013 Route des Princes, Lisbon will be in full scale festival mode when fleet is in town over the next few days with tens of thousands of locals and visitors taking to the streets for the Popular Saints Festival and in particular the Feast of Saint Anthony. ...
PWA Catalunya World Cup - Tense opening day in Costa Brava
By Chris Yates, ,
8:54 PM Tue 11 Jun 2013 GMT
The opening day of the PWA Catalunya World Cup saw the competitors registering for the upcoming competition between 10am and 11am. With a less than promising wind forecast, combined with a very quiet start to the day, not everybody was expecting to be competing come the afternoon. ...