|News for the Last 7 Days - New Zealand & the World
2014 RPNYC Moore Wilson’s Winter Series – Groundhog Day(s)!
By Paul J Davies, ,
12:58 PM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
With a weather pattern that made sailors feel like they were actors in the movie of the same name, the third weekend of the 2014 RPNYC Moore Wilson’s Winter Series turned out to be a 'mix, stir and repeat' of the conditions experienced in the series so far… ...
America's Cup: Oracle Team USA holds foiling camp at Wangi SC
By Oracle Team USA, ,
11:12 AM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
Oracle Team USA present two videos from their foiling training camp at Wangi SC in Australia.
First Andrew Campbell (USA) gives his view of the camp, and in the second various team members contribute their thoughts on skipper Jimmy Spithill baring all on a foiling moth. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Abu Dhabi OR completes double Atlantic crossing
By Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, ,
10:31 AM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
After a long voyage in cramped conditions, with no washing facilities and only frozen dried meals to eat, the Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR) team was eager for food, cold drinks and warm showers when they safely reached Gosport on the English south coast. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Team SCA has a 'pull through day' off the Canaries
By Team SCA, ,
9:54 AM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
Team Alvimedica and Team Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing have completed their second Trans-Atlantic crossings, and in the Canary Islands, Team SCA, Team Brunel, and Team Campos are engaged in the Around Canary Island Race - a 650nm trip around the Canary Islands. Here's Team SCA's latest blog from the Around Canary Island Race: ...
No tiller sailing - how to steer using just the sails + Video
By Miranda Powrie, Auckland ,
9:00 AM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
Miranda from Weta has put together a helpful video on how to steer a boat using just the sails, no tiller sailing.
It's a good training exercise, not only for learning how to sail faster but also just in case something happens to your rudder!
This is applicable to every sailor, in any class, and a great training exercise. ...
International Moth Worlds: Three bullets in a row for Greenhalgh
By Mark Jardine, ,
8:18 AM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
Blue fleet made up for their lost race from Saturday and then sailed two more races in the best of the breeze. Yellow fleet were too far East to get the full effect of this and only managed a single race in what was a long day on the water for them. ...
Boaties' heartbreak as storm rages
By Peter de Graaf, ,
6:32 AM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
The saddest story is that of the 52ft (16m) ketch Spirit of Nyaminyami, which had been moored near Pine Island in the Kawakawa River mouth but broke free in Tuesday evening's 50-knot (92km/h) winds. Its owner, understood to be an international sailor who had lived on his boat in the Bay of Islands for several years, was on board at the time but could do nothing to save the vessel. ...
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 0 Opening
By Patrik Pollak, ,
2:13 AM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
Racing at the BIC Techno 293 One Design World Championship 2014 did not start yet, but many dreams and visions has been fulfilled already. ...
Fuerteventura World Cup - Slalom action highlights day 2
By PKRA, ,
2:06 AM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
Day two of the Fuerteventura Kiteboarding Grand Slam featured the exciting discipline of slalom, with a total of four rounds run for both the men’s and the women’s fleets. Bibiana Magaji swept all four races of the lady’s fleet and Julien Kerneur led the men’s. ...
2014 Governor's Cup - Sam Gilmour of RFBYC victorious again
By Nancy Mellon, Corona del Mar, CA ,
11:10 PM Sun 20 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Governor's Cup - On the final day of racing, only the top four teams competed, since the other eight teams matches were completed on Friday. The racers from those teams were able to watch the finals in comfort from spectator boats. RFBYC and SDYC each won two races in hotly contested tacking duels, despite the light wind and changing conditions. ...
Magnetic Island Race Week: new faces in fleet as entries near closing
By Tracey Johnstone, Australia ,
10:39 PM Sun 20 Jul 2014 GMT
There are fresh faces among the crowd lining up to enjoy the stunning racing in this year’s SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week being held from 28th August to 2nd September 2014. With one month to go to the close of entries, Regatta Chairman, Paul Victory, is feeling quietly chuffed by the influx of the new boats among the building fleet ...
Final day shakes up standings at Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek
By Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Race Week 2014, ,
1:02 PM Sun 20 Jul 2014 GMT
After the unprecedented abandonment of racing for all classes yesterday, the pressure was on to get a final race (or more) completed, introduce the drop in some classes, and give everyone a fighting final day chance. The forecast wasn't looking great and after approximately an hour searching for some breeze, Principal Race Officer Simon James set a startline. ...
Collinson FX Market Commentary: July 19, 2014 - Step into Wonderland
By Collinson FX, ,
11:11 AM Sun 20 Jul 2014 GMT
July 19, 2014: Equity markets regained some of the lost ground overnight to close the week on a high. The shock and horror of the plane crash overshadowed the Israeli escalation of the crises with a ground invasion. Commodities were generally lower, but this failed to deter investors, with the AUD moving towards 0.9400 and the KIWI approaching 0.8700. ...
NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team: Bronze Medal for NZL in the 29er
By Jodie Bakewell-White, ,
8:15 AM Sun 20 Jul 2014 GMT
The NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team has ended the 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships with a bronze medal and two more top eight performances.
The regatta, which challenged sailors with light and tricky conditions at times, concluded in Tavira, Portugal on Saturday. ...
Date announced for the 41st Gosford to Lord Howe Island Yacht Race
By G2LHI Media, ,
7:41 AM Sun 20 Jul 2014 GMT
Whilst the date is a week earlier in the year than the past two running's, the scheduling is based on the necessity for the GSC to work around Easter and the NSW school holidays. This helps alleviate accommodation difficulties on the Island during their peak season. ...
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Waiting game on Day 3
By Duncan Worthington, Phuket ,
3:32 AM Sun 20 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - The signs were ominous as the boats left the anchorage on day three of the 2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek. Grey skies, no rustling in the trees and confusing reports from the weather pros. ...
International Moth Worlds: Thunderstorms delay racing on Day 1
By Mark Jardine, ,
2:42 AM Sun 20 Jul 2014 GMT
The thunderstorms which have been plaguing the UK in recent days led to a two hour postponement ashore. The helms were released at midday with the first race started in 13 knots of wind at 13.15. Course setting was made very tricky with the wind swinging through around 90 degrees and ranging from 3 to 14 knots. ...
Fuerteventura World Cup - Impressive tricks on day 1
By PKRA, ,
12:05 AM Sun 20 Jul 2014 GMT
The first day of the 2014 Fuerteventura World Cup experienced early strong winds in the typical side-offshore direction. At noon, the men’s freestyle trials and the first heats of the competition began, where riders channeled their motivation to perform their most impressive tricks in the classic Fuerteventura conditions. ...
2014 Governor's Cup - Two former winners in the finals
By Nancy Mellon, Corona del Mar, CA ,
10:34 PM Sat 19 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Governor's Cup - With the great weather conditions, the Race Committee completed all the matches except the finals, which will happen on Saturday starting about noon. Racing in the finals will be the team from Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club, Australia led by 2013 winner Sam Gilmour, with Adam Negri and Storm Brown. ...
America's Cup: Iain Murray explains reasons for Australian withdrawal *Feature
By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, Auckland, New Zealand ,
10:28 PM Sat 19 Jul 2014 GMT
Hamilton Island Yacht Club CEO, Iain Murray told Sail-World that the decision to withdraw from the 35th America’s Cup was only made in the last 48 hours.
'This challenge has grown to the point where the gap between the commercial side and the competitive costs' are out of HIYC’s comfort zone ...
2014 ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Set to start
By Dave Perry, Southport, CT ,
9:54 PM Sat 19 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - The inaugural ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship is set to start Wednesday, July 23 in Helsinki, Finland. 16 nations will be represented, with sailors all under 23 years old. ...
PWA Pozo World Cup - Moreno twins dominate home spot
By Chris Yates, ,
9:36 PM Sat 19 Jul 2014 GMT
The penultimate day of the PWA Gran Canaria Wind and Waves Festival saw the juniors return to action for the final time this week, whilst only the winners’ and losers’ finals remain in the women’s fleet. Iballa Moreno and Daida Moreno once again proved unstoppable at their home spot as they set up another mouthwatering tie to decide the Queen of Pozo. ...
ISAF Youth Worlds - Record breaking regatta in Tavira + Video
By ISAF, ,
9:26 PM Sat 19 Jul 2014 GMT
The 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship has set new grounds for the regatta with Tavira, Portugal playing host to a record number of nations and sailors as the curtain was drawn on the event at the closing ceremony. Tavira's Town Hall square played host to the closing ceremony on 18 July and saw the achievements of all 367 sailors from 67 nations celebrated. ...
Melges 32 European Championship - Robertissima remains out front
By International Melges 32 Class Association, ,
9:19 PM Sat 19 Jul 2014 GMT
With just one more day of racing scheduled in Riva Del Garda at the 2014 Melges 32 European Championship, Roberto Tomasini Grinover's Robertissima remains in first place overall, extending his lead by two more points. ...
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 3 images by Carlo Borlenghi
By Carlo Borlenghi Images, ,
6:24 PM Sat 19 Jul 2014 GMT
Carlo Borlenghi was on site in Riva del Garda at the Melges 32 European Championship to capture these images on day three. ...