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 23 Jul 2010
 




Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel - Social Networking
Suellen Hurling,
Yacht Racing is not immune to these changes, and some Organising Authorities have embraced the new technology to immerse 'virtual spectators' into races without ever leaving the shore.... [more]
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Audi Melges 20 Gold Cup - Three races on Lake Garda
Joy Dunigan,
Audi Melges 20 Gold Cup opening day. The first two races saw Benedetto Giallongo's Value Team serving notice to the fleet that they were the team to beat, with two first-place finishes in as many starts. The strong Garda winds left two teams with damaged bowsprits after the second race.... [more]
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Young Tasmanian sailors around the World - Update
Peter Campbell,
Laser Radial World Youth Championships. The under 19 sailors have been divided into several fleets but so far only one of the Australian team is in the top 50 overall, with Nicholas Howe lying 48th with placings of 5-22-49 in the blue fleet.... [more]
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Australian Sailing Team athletes tell their own stories online
Craig Heydon,
Supporters of the Australian Sailing Team can now bring the sailors into their living rooms with each athlete starring in their own video biography on the official Australian Sailing Team website... [more]
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Australian Laser Masters Nationals to be held at Port Stephens in 2011
Colin Cain,
The Australian Laser Masters Nationals – the first Masters Nationals in Australia for more than 25 years – are being held at the beautiful holiday resort of Port Stephens next February.... [more]
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SailTV: Audi MedCup - Live and Replay plus VirtualEye Interactive
Sail-World,
See live and replay coverage of the third round of the Audi MedCup at Barcelona. The event is now being covered with video and we are seeing some spectacular images. Live and replay coverage of the World Match Race tour, is also available from the same menu, along with the Louis Vuitton Trophy replays. Have a look at the new VirtualEye Interactive - run your own replays and angles... [more]
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Governor' s Cup 2010 - Round Robin completed
Nancy Mellon,
Day two of racing included completion of the first round robin. The wind was light, the temperature mild with overcast most of the day, but the racers were able to complete thirty-six matches in time to return to participate in the BeerCan racing in big boats in the evening.... [more]
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New York Yacht Club Race Week - Perfect day for a distance race
Regattanews.com,
It was a perfect day for NYYC's Race Committee to send the fleet, all sailing under the IRC handicap rating, on a distance race starting in Newport Harbor, then out on Rhode Island Sound toward Block Island and finally finishing on Narragansett Bay near Quonset Point.... [more]
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A Finn for Africa
Robert Deaves,
For the first time in nearly 25 years, competitive Finns are now available in South Africa, a country with a long and proud history in Finn sailing.... [more]
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Hamilton Island Race Week Accommodation - huge last minute specials!
Kristie Kaighin,
Make the most of the reduced rates on offer for Hamilton Island Race Week accommodation. Some great options still available! 2 bedroom apartments from only $480 per night. Amazing last minute specials on offer. Check out availability on the website: www.whitsundayholidays.com.au. Call us 7 days per week to discuss options on 1300 653 997 or +61 434 004 029.... [more]
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Laser Radial Youth World Championships - The wind has arrived
Sue Pelling,
Laser Radial Youth World Championships. The wind arrived on the Clyde a little later than predicted today causing yet another long postponement, but thankfully a light south-westerly made its way up towards the race course area. After today's racing, a pattern is clearly starting to establish itself but there is one day of qualifying races remaining so it is still ‘early days'.... [more]
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Young Australians lead F16 Euro Challenge on Lake Como
2B Racing,
Report from the F16 Euro Challenge – Day 4 - AVAL-CDV Centro Vela Alto Lario - Gravedona, Lake Como, Italy... [more]
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PWA Sotavento, Fuerteventura Grand Slam – Event Preview
PWA/Paul Griffiths,
This year's Fuerteventura Grand Slam will run from the 23rd of July through to the second of August. Currently slalom's archrivals, Bjorn Dunkerbeck (Starboard, Severne) and Antoine Albeau (JP, NeilPryde) are neck-and-neck with an event win and a second place a piece.... [more]
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ISAF Match Race Rankings - 21 July 2010
ISAF Media Unit,
The leaders of the current ISAF World Match Race Rankings remain unchanged but the chasing pack are applying pressure and closing the gap. Current Open World Match Race Champion Adam Minoprio (NZL) has had his lead narrowed as has Lucy Macgregor (GBR) in the Women's Rankings.... [more]
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Audi MedCup Circuit - Quantum Racing shows the way
Audi MedCup Circuit,
Quantum Racing lead the TP52 Series after the first day of racing, while Madrid - Caser Seguros' s perfect hat trick of wins sees them top the GP42 leaderboard.... [more]
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SB3 Worlds 2010 - GBR dominate Gold fleet finals
Katie Ashworth,
Volvo Laser SB3 World Championships 2010 * Monday 19th July – Friday 23rd July 2010 For races 10, 11 and 12 of the Volvo Laser SB3 World Championships the Gold Fleet moved to the winder Bravo Course underneath the Riva cliffs. With increased wind strengths of 20 knots, the Gold Fleet were in for some spectacular racing. With points separation tight at the top of the fleet, everyone left the d... [more]
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Melges 24 World Championship 2010 - 84 entries, 17 nations
Fiona Brown,
Marinepool Melges 24 World Championship 2010- With anticipation building ahead of the 2010 Marinepool Melges 24 World Championship, taking place in Estonia from the fourth - 12th August, eighty-four crews from seventeen nations are very soon set to converge on the 1980 Moscow Olympic Regatta venue in Tallinn.... [more]
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Two points cover top five after three races in Audi MedCup, Barcelona
MedCup Media and Sail-World,
Just two points separate the top five teams after the first day of racing at the Camper Regatta on what proved an especially testing first day of racing as the Audi MedCup Circuit competes for the first time ever off Barcelona, Spain. As an introduction to a new venue nothing was gained easily with the start line set directly in front of where the Olympic village was for the 1992 Olympic Games,... [more]
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Doyle Sails offers a 20% discount on sails at Sydney Boat Show
Guy Waddilove,
Doyle Sails Australia is offering visitors to the Sydney Boat Show a 20 per cent discount on sails ordered with deposits paid at the show. Additionally Doyle will be offering Bamar furlers and vangs and Leisure Furl booms at a 20% discount when purchased with a Doyle sail at the show.... [more]
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Brisbane to Keppel 2010 - Counting down to the race start
Suellen Hurling,
Entries for the fourth Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race officially close on Friday 23 July with the yachts due to set sail on Friday 6 August 2010.... [more]
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British Classic Yacht Club Panerai Cowes Regatta - Ingrid Abery images
Ingrid Abery images,
Photographer Ingrid Abery has sent this gallery of images from the British Classic Yacht Club Panerai Cowes Regatta, on the Solent.... [more]
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Governor's Cup racing underway
Nancy Mellon,
On the first day of racing at the Governor's Cup, the international field of racers and umpires gathered early for breakfast and a final briefing, then prepared their boats and were towed out to the race course.... [more]
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SOS Ocean Racing preparing for Airlie Beach Race Week
SOS Ocean Racing,
Earlier in the year SOS Ocean Racing broke the world record for the fastest solo circumnavigation of Australia. Having settled back into life in his home town and conitnuing his work in showing tourists the magical Whitsunday Islands, it is now time to set his custom Welbourn 12m a different task. Ian will compete in this years Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week with a full crew.... [more]
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The Passion continues at Australia's premier Laser Dealership
Brendan Maxwell,
Australia's largest Laser dealership NB Laser Sales of West Gosford NSW started by Michael Mills and then continued by Kevin Winchester has now been acquired by another passionate dinghy sailor.... [more]
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New York Yacht Club Race Week - Class leaders emerge
Regattanews.com,
The second half of New York Yacht Club (NYYC) Race Week at Newport presented by Rolex began as many New England summer days do with fog, humidity and light wind.... [more]
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Whale dismasts yacht - investigation pending
Sail-World Cruising,
The advice to stay several hundred metres away from a whale took on new resonance after the latest incident in South African waters. The owners of a well known Cape Town Sailing Academy were dismasted this week by a whale who apparently didn't notice the yacht and breached virtually on top of them.... [more]
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Laser Radial World Youth Championship - Multinational wins
Sue Pelling,
The conditions were far from what the senior Radial fleet experienced at their world championship the previous week when gusts of 40kts swept through the fleet, but adequate enough to allow the 320 competitors to enjoy the first tactical race of the series.... [more]
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34th America's Cup television trials begin tomorrow
Tim Jeffery,
America's Cup television evaluation kicks off tomorrow with a small army on hand to carry out a water-borne lab experiment the likes of which the 'Auld Mug' has never seen.... [more]
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F16 Euro Challenge 2010 - Race Update Day 3
Darren Bundock,
F16 Euro Challenge 2010 - Race Update Day 3. The first race of the day got underway with 8-9 knots of breeze and the majority of the fleet headed to the left hand side to get to the eastern shore.... [more]
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Audi MedCup Circuit-TP52's racing kept on ice in hot, very light winds
Audi MedCup Circuit,
Audi MedCup Circuit update: Only the GP42 Series' official practice heat was completed today, the first scheduled racing day of the Camper Regatta – Conde de Godó Trophy – Barcelona. The 11 strong TP52 Series fleet representing 10 different nations, were left waiting, poised and ready for their first ever points racing off Barcelona... [more]
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Mirror Class World Championships-Supporting tomorrow's Olympians today
Yachting WA,
Albany in Western Australia has been selected as the location of the 2011 International Mirror Class World Championships to be hosted by the Princess Royal Sailing Club. Albany is an exquisite coastal city of 35,000 people, located 400km south east of Perth. This region has a unique beauty, a diversity of scenery and a myriad of attractions.... [more]
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Western Australia needs more Umpires!
Yachting WA,
We all acknowledge that without umpires in our sport we'd be quite literally 'up the creek without a paddle'! It's been two years since the last umpiring training course was held in WA and with an ever increasing strain on the current pool to meet demand, another umpiring course has been scheduled for August.... [more]
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Perth 2011 - Would you like to volunteer?
Yachting WA,
Perth 2011 would like to invite you, your families and friends to volunteer for the Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships and play an integral part in the excitement and glamour of the Event.... [more]
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British Classic Yacht Club Panerai Cowes Regatta 2010 day 1 images
Chris Boynton,
British Classic Yacht Club Panerai Cowes Regatta 2010 day 1 images from Chris Boynton... [more]
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Yachting NSW and Steve Jarvin Motors announce continuing partnership
Andrew Cribb,
Yachting New South Wales and Steve Jarvin Motors have announced that their partnership to promote the sport of sailing will continue.... [more]
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Laser Radial Youth World Championships - Largs breeze a no-show
Laser Radial Youth Worlds,
Laser Radial Youth World Championships. Rain and mill pond conditions on the Clyde this morning, gave way to bright sunshine and a 5-6kts south westerly breeze late this afternoon. In an effort to make up for lost time, the race committee has rescheduled tomorrow's racing to 1100. The weather forecast however, shows little improvement.... [more]
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Doyle Australia announces a major expansion in Sydney
Guy Waddilove,
Doyle Sails Sydney is to undergo a significant transformation with the announcement of a strategic partnership with Doyle Sails New Zealand and the re-opening of its Rushcutters Bay loft. The partnership will see Doyle's presence in Sydney grow considerably enabling the company to give better service to its customers and direct access to Doyle's patented Stratis laminated sails.... [more]
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Governor's Cup competitors arrive
Nancy Mellon,
A very eager group of young racers arrived Tuesday at Balboa Yacht Club, ready to compete for the prestigious Governor's Cup. Traveling from all over the world, including Ireland, England, Australia and New Zealand, the competitors found their way to their hosts' homes and then gathered at Balboa Yacht Club.... [more]
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Olympic Solidarity collaborates with ISAF on Training Scholarship
ISAF Media,
The Olympic Solidarity Department of the IOC has recently agreed to collaborate with the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) on its new Training Scholarship Courses. Created by the ISAF Training and Development department with Training Partner Rockley International, this eight week course is designed for existing coaches, giving them the additional skills needed to run and develop a Nation... [more]
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Beneteau First - A formula that works
Beneteau-Vicsail Sydney,
No other range of production yachts has had such affirmed success racing and dually been able to answer the cruising needs of discerning yachtsman. It is with intent that Beneteau FIRST models are highly adaptable for racing but principally pointed towards fast cruising.... [more]
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