Solitaire du Figaro - Challenging Leg 4 lies ahead
By Marie Le Berrigaud Perochon, ,
8:35 PM Wed 19 Jun 2013 GMT
Leg 4, the final leg of La Solitaire du Figaro 2013 sets sail at 1300 local time (1100 UTC) tomorrow from Roscoff bound for Dieppe. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao - Notice of Race now available
By ISAF, ,
8:04 PM Wed 19 Jun 2013 GMT
The 2013-2014 edition of the ISAF Sailing World Cup kicks off in Qingdao, China, from 12-19 October 2013, the first time the series will visit Asia. ...
Abi Oliver wins RYA Dinghy Show Start Sailing competition
By Susie NationGrainger, ,
7:44 PM Wed 19 Jun 2013 GMT
Abi Oliver from Chiswick has been crowned winner of the RYA Dinghy Show Start Sailing competition and claims the ‘winner takes all’ mega prize package. Abi was crowned the winner after correctly answering the competition question of who is the most successful British Olympic sailor - Sir Ben Ainslie and writing a tie breaker that the judges thought was the best from more than 500 entries. ...
International Dragon World Championship to take place at WPNSA
By Jessica Francis, ,
7:32 PM Wed 19 Jun 2013 GMT
This coming week sees the Dragon Fleet descend on the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy for the Dragon South Coast Championship on the 23 and 24 June, immediately followed by the Edinburgh Cup. Many teams will be using these events as a warm up for the highly anticipated Int'l Dragon World Championship in September, where the best of the fleet will be competing. ...
Solitaire du Figaro - Le dernier combat
By Marie Le Berrigaud Perochon, ,
7:23 PM Wed 19 Jun 2013 GMT
C'est maintenant ou jamais. Malgré la fatigue accumulée pendant ces 17 jours de course, malgré les amertumes à peine digérées et au nom des espoirs toujours vivaces d'exceller à Dieppe, il va falloir tout donner dans cette quatrième étape. Ce sera un dernier combat de 520 milles (retour au parcours initial), très technique et musclé sur la fin. Départ demain jeudi à 13 heures. ...
BoatUS Chairman and Founder Richard Schwartz set to pass the torch
By D. Scott Croft, ,
7:19 PM Wed 19 Jun 2013 GMT
Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) Chairman and Founder Richard Schwartz has announced his retirement from a 47-year run as the leader of the half-million-member boating association, effective July 1, 2013. He passes the torch of the nation's number one boat-owners advocate to BoatUS President Margaret Bonds Podlich and other key leadership staff. ...
Solitaire du Figaro - Skippers ready to set sail on Leg 4
By Artemis Offshore Academy, ,
6:14 PM Wed 19 Jun 2013 GMT
In just over 24 hours, Artemis Offshore Academy Rookies Jack Bouttell (Artemis 77), Ed Hill (Artemis 37) and Graduates Sam Goodchild (Shelterbox-Disaster Relief), Henry Bomby (RockFish) and Nick Cherry (Magma Structures) will set sail on the fourth and final leg of La Solitaire du Figaro. ...
Cowes Week - Countdown to jam-packed entertainment schedule begins
By Cowes Week,
5:59 PM Wed 19 Jun 2013 GMT
With little more than six weeks to go until Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week gets underway, organisers have today announced a packed schedule ashore with the launch of the highly-anticipated entertainment programme. ...
Route des Princes - Les cinq dernières minutes
By François Quiviger, ,
4:40 PM Wed 19 Jun 2013 GMT
Ce fut une course comme ils les aiment. Tous les coureurs du large rêvent de ces batailles à coup de dixièmes de milles, de cette exigence incessante qui oblige à repousser toujours plus ses limites. A l'instar de l'équipage d'Yves Le Blévec, Erwan Le Roux et son équipe n'ont cessé de pousser l'adversaire dans ses derniers retranchements. ...
Changes to marine safety laws to ease requirements for some paddlers
By Office of Boating Safety & Maritime Affairs, ,
3:47 PM Wed 19 Jun 2013 GMT
Transport for NSW has announced that changes to marine safety laws will ease requirements for some paddlers to wear lifejackets while under the supervision of experienced and accredited coaches. ...
Route des Princes - Spindrift and Actual lead across the finish
By Sabina Mollart Rogerson, ,
2:56 PM Wed 19 Jun 2013 GMT
In the 2013 Route des Princes, out of the warming glow of a luminous Irish sunrise, it was Yann Guichard’s black and white hulled Spindrift which left their rivals fighting shadows as they led the MOD70 fleet across the finish line of Leg 2 early this Wednesday morning. ...
Route des Princes - Spindrift first into Ireland
By Spindrift Racing,
2:49 PM Wed 19 Jun 2013 GMT
In the 2013 Route des Princes, at sunrise, the MOD70 Spindrift won the second stage between Lisbon and Dublin-Dun Laoghaire. Spindrift crossed the line at 05:37hrs and 48 sec (local time), after 2 days, 15 hours, 37 minutes and 48 seconds of a race that was thrilling, challenging and as eventful as you could hope for, as they were constantly in contact with their opponents. ...
North Sails claims 7th consecutive Etchells World title
By North Sails, Sydney ,
2:43 PM Wed 19 Jun 2013 GMT
It’s official! Marvin Beckmann and his team on board The Martian have taken out the 2013 Etchells world championship in Rosignano Solvay, Tuscany, Italy. Geared up with the latest North Sails designs, Marvin and his team outperformed the fleet to finish with a 12 point lead. ...
US Sailing and Sail Sheboygan partner for 2013 Rose Cup
By Dave Perry, Southport, CT ,
2:33 PM Wed 19 Jun 2013 GMT
US Sailing has partnered with Sail Sheboygan to organize the 2013 Rose Cup, a national youth match racing event to be held on June 19-23, at the Sheboygan Yacht Club and U.S. Sailing Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. ...
Route des Princes - Edmond de Rothschild claims second
By Kate Jennings, ,
2:26 PM Wed 19 Jun 2013 GMT
In the Route des Princes, many are wondering if suspense will be a trademark of Dùn Laoghaire. In the early hours of this Wednesday, the MOD70s rounded off the second offshore leg in true style. It proved to be a tense finale, somewhat reminiscent of last year’s finish in the European Tour. ...
Bol d’Or Mirabaud - 500+ battle on Lake Geneva
By Jean Philippe Jobé, Geneva ,
2:15 PM Wed 19 Jun 2013 GMT
The 75th anniversary of the legendary Bol d’Or Mirabaud, one if the biggest inland regattas in the world - which takes place every year on Lake Geneva, was a special one. There were some 500 boats from the fast Decision 35 to the weird and not so fast Puissance 4. With more than a 100 boats taking part, it was quite a showing of the most popular boat on the lake, the Archambault Surprise. ...
Queen's Cup - The 'Badger' operational for 2013
By South Shore Yacht Club, ,
12:17 PM Wed 19 Jun 2013 GMT
This year the 'Badger' will be carrying passengers, cars, trucks and cargo between Manitowoc, WI and Ludington, MI. The ship will complete two round trip passages per day. Queen’s Cup Racers should give her a wide berth as she enters the Ludington Harbor between 5:30-6:00A.M. The Queen’s Cup Finish Line is about a mile away and isn’t in the path of 'Badger'. ...
Double Sydney Hobart winner set for Magnetic Island Race Week 2013
By Sealink Magnetic Island Race Week media,
12:12 PM Wed 19 Jun 2013 GMT
One of Australia´s most successful big boat sailors and tourism industry scion, the dual Sydney to Hobart winner Bob Steel has entered his 52 footer Quest in the SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week. Steel won the 2002 and 2008 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Races, the first with his Nelson Marek 46 footer Quest and the second of those with the boat he will be sailing on Cleveland Bay, the big TP52 Quest ...
Gulf of Mexico recovery to receive advice from Woods Researchers
By Rob Jordan, ,
11:36 AM Wed 19 Jun 2013 GMT
What does the future have in store for the Gulf of Mexico just three years after the largest oil spill in U.S. history? The NAS recently appointed Stanford Woods Institute Senior Fellow Chris Field (Biology) and Woods-affiliated geophysics Professor Mark Zoback to a federal advisory group tasked with designing programs focused on human health, environmental protection and oil system safety. ...
FMJ Racing looking for your support for Red Bull Youth America's Cup
By FMJ Racing,
10:58 AM Wed 19 Jun 2013 GMT
The Red Bull Youth America's cup is now only months away and FMJ Racing are training hard in the gym and on the water to be the best prepared team come September! The team has set up a Thrill Pledge with some awesome little packages which are well worth a look. ...
AWT Pistol River Wave Bash - Day One
By American Windsurfing Tour,
9:18 AM Wed 19 Jun 2013 GMT
The town of Gold Beach, Oregon, has been descended on by the competitors for the 2013 AWT Pistol River Wave Bash presented by Starboard. The opening night party and registration was hosted by the Inn of the Beachcomber and everyone had a blast with BBQ, beer and music... always a winning combination. ...
U.S. Sailing Youth Championship - Miami YC Junior Members accepted
By Miami Yacht Club, ,
9:02 AM Wed 19 Jun 2013 GMT
2013 U.S. Sailing Youth Championship for the Formula 16 is being held from August 13 to 16 in Corpus Christi, TX. Miami Yacht Club Junior Members Katie Flood and David Hein have been accepted to 'Youth Champs.' ...
Collinson FX Market Commentary: June 19,2013 - Weaker Oz outlook
By Collinson FX,
8:59 AM Wed 19 Jun 2013 GMT
Collinson FX Market Commentary: June 19, 2013 - All eyes were on the Fed as the FOMC began the all important two day meeting. There has been considerable speculation that tapering will commence at this meeting but the market has ignored this view . The RBA suggested a weak economy and further space for interest rate cuts, which pushed the AUD back to below 0.9450. The KIWI dipped to 0.7950 ...
Coaching Sailors with a Disability Module delivered by Sail Canada
By Sail Canada, ,
8:33 AM Wed 19 Jun 2013 GMT
Sail Canada has delivered two pilot training modules of the Coaching Athletes with a Disability Module over the past weeks. The module provides participants with the opportunity to learn about the nature of disabilities and their potential sailing-specific impact, basics of accessibility and inclusion, and ways to adapt equipment and teaching techniques to accommodate a variety of sailor needs. ...
Events Clothing Company strong contender for Exporter of the Year
By Kate Gordon,
8:00 AM Wed 19 Jun 2013 GMT
Events Clothing Company, an Auckland-based superyacht, marine and business clothing specialist is a finalist for the 2013 Auckland Export QBE Exporter of the Year (sales under $25 million) Award. The company celebrated many successes since its start in 1991. Events’ first big win was supplying uniforms to Team New Zealand in the 1995 America’s Cup challenge headed by the late Sir Peter Blake. ...
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