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 02 Aug 2010
 




Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race - Loki starts season with a bang
Jennifer Crooks,
Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race has seen Loki's owner/skipper Stephen Ainsworth and primary helmsman, Gordon Maguire, head back to Sydney today safe in the knowledge their 2010/11 offshore campaign has started with a bang.... [more]
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Teen sailor Laura Dekker - sailing with Dad to the start line
Nancy Knudsen,
Fourteen-year-old Dutch sailor Laura Dekker has announced she will sail away from the Netherlands on Wednesday, sailing with her father to Portugal, from where she will start her solo sail around the world. She has announced no date for her solo start, but it is expected to be within the next couple of weeks after she has completed some test sailing.... [more]
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Jessica Watson at the Sydney Boat Show
Sail-World.com,
Jessica Watson has attracted big crowds to the Better Boating Stage at the Sydney International Boat Show, with an impressive presentation.... [more]
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International Cadet World titles 2010 - great results for Australia
Peter Campbell,
International Cadet World Championships 2010 - The young Australian sailing team has finished the International Cadet world championships at Puck in Poland by filling five of the top 11 places overall in the 80 boat fleet from 14 nations.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing series - A union of sport and spectacle...
www.cammas-groupama.com,
Extreme Sailing Series' second day of racing in Cowes was lively to say the least, as much for Groupama 40 as her rivals. There was some close contact battling at every stage, which resulted in an upset in the podium places. The Wave Muscat has made a spectacular entrance into the top three and has a five point lead over second placed Ecover this evening.... [more]
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Serious Racer for Sale - Immaculate Lyons IRC 60
Yoti,
Immaculately maintained by her fastidious owner - Vanguard is now seriously on the market and represents a fantastic 'step on and go program'.... [more]
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Melges 32 U.S. National Championship – DeVos claims title
International Melges 32 Class Association,
Melges 32 U.S. National Championship, hosted by Little Traverse Yacht Club. Ideal racing conditions just weren't meant to be on the final day of scheduled races at the event, although initially it did appear early on to be promising.... [more]
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International Laser sailors competing in Oz -PSA Summer Transport Deal
Trevor Griffiths,
With a well established Laser racing circuit and in the lead up to the ISAF Sailing World Championship in Perth with upcoming test events, the Australian Laser builder Performance SailCraft Australasia freight offer will make the the appeal of trip down under even greater.... [more]
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Abu Dhabi to enter team in Volvo 2011
Stuart Alexander, The Independent,
A $25m tie-up between Britain and the Middle East is expected to be unveiled today as the oil rich emirate of Abu Dhabi adds international yacht racing to its Formula 1 sports portfolio.... [more]
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Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race Silverware up for grabs
Lisa Ratcliff/CYCA Event Media,
Now that the Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race line honours trophy has been determined, the focus has switched to the coveted handicap prize, the trophy which assumes a level playing field rather than the rewarding the uber-sized for setting the quickest course time.... [more]
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UNSW Sailing News at a glance
Ajay Rau,
Presenting the UNSW Squad for the 2010 Australian University Games (Perth) 26th September-1st October. The team composition has experienced Sydney Hobart campaigners, international, national level and regular CYCA squad sailors.... [more]
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Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week - Sports Boat Speedway
Ian Grant,
Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week - Sheer sailing excitement will again be on parade when Australia's fastest sports boats compete for the Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week title over the tactically demanding Whitsunday Sailing Club courses from August 12-19.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series - Crash at Cowes Week 2010
Julie Royer,
Extreme Sailing Series At Cowes Week 2010 - In race 11 (the fourth inshore race of today), approaching the windward mark Yann Guichard's Groupe Edmond de Rothschild hit Franck Cammas' Groupama 40 wiping out both rudders, leaving Groupama with no steerage whatsoever.... [more]
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SAP 505 Worlds - Hunger strikes again in light winds
Dansk Sejlunion,
SAP 505 World Championships - Wolfgang Hunger and Julien Kleiner have tightened their grip with a first and second place in two light air races in Aarhus, Denmark.... [more]
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PWA Sotavento, Fuerteventura Grand Slam 2010 – Day Nine
Vivienne Masters,
Jose ‘Gollito' Estredo, three times world champion, claims the second single elimination in Sotavento with a jaw dropping display of full power freestyle.... [more]
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RC44 Valencia Cup - Team Aqua rules
Bernard Schopfer,
Chris Bake's Team Aqua pulled an enviable treble by winning the match racing, fleet racing and overall championship at the RC44 Valencia Cup.... [more]
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Audi Sydney Gold Coast Race - Line honours victory to Wild Oats XI
Lisa Ratcliff,
Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race has seen Bob Oatley's supermaxi Wild Oats XI taking line honours, the boat's first attempt at the 384 nautical mile race coastal race which is celebrating its silver jubilee.... [more]
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Sydney-Gold Coast race - Francolini images of line honours tussle
Sail-World.com/Andrea Francolini images,
Great images from Andrea Francolini of Bob Oatley's Wild Oats XI and Peter Harburg's Black Jack battling for line honours in the Audi Sydney-Gold Coast race.... [more]
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Melbourne Winter Series – Right and Wrong
John Curnow,
Getting the Division One gun today in the Melbourne Winter Series, was the Farr 52, Goldfinger. In speaking with her driver, Peter Blake, I got the impression that it was certainly cold out there, but not as bad as had been suspected. 'That went really well. The wind favoured the boats behind us on one of the runs, when it started to clock around.... [more]
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Audi MedCup Barcelona Camper Regatta images from Chris Schmid
Chris Schmid images,
Audi MedCup Barcelona - Camper Regatta - Conde de Godo Trophy images from photographer Chris Schmid.... [more]
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World University Match Racing Champs report from UNSW's Tara McCall
Ajay Rau,
UNSW's Tara McCall World Uni Match Racing Championships I have just returned from attending the fifth World University Match Racing Championships. Yachting Australia selected two teams to represent Australia and I was fortunate enough to be one of those chosen and the only representative from the UNSW... [more]
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Viking 18ft Skiffs Grand Prix wrap
Frank Quealey,
Viking 18ft Grand Prix at Sonderborg, Denmark. On Day 2, the forecast was SW wind from 16-20 knots and gusting to 24 knots, and all teams had no alternative but to go with their No. 2 rigs.... [more]
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Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race - Conversations with the fleet
Lisa Ratcliff, CYCA Event Media,
Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race line honours winner continues to operate under a cone of silence as they concentrate on their final result... [more]
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Audi Sydney Gold Coast Race record set in 1999 to remain
Lisa Ratcliff,
The elusive Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race record will remain in place for another year with the current race leader, Bob Oatley's Wild Oats XI, still with 37 nautical miles to chew through. They are due to finish after 6pm this evening, more than an hour and a half outside the record time of 27 hours 35 minutes 43 seconds set 11 years ago.... [more]
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Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel Race - Five days to go
Suellen Hurling,
As Wild Oats X, Black Jack, Lahana, Carbon Credits, Victorie, Colortile, Wasabi and Local Hero battle it out in the Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race (ASGCYR), other competitors in the Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race (B2K) are putting the final touches onto their boats ahead of the 3pm start on Friday 6 August.... [more]
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Sydney to Gold Coast - Injured sailor being treated at Sydney hospital
Lisa Ratcliff,
Sydney to Gold Coast Race 2010 - Wild Oats XI's bowman Tim Wiseman is this morning at Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney awaiting surgery on his index finger which was injured yesterday afternoon four hours after the start of the 25th Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race.... [more]
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420 Class Open World & Ladies Championships - Finals Series
Tony Mapplebeck,
420 Class Open World and Ladies Championships - Two of the four Final Series days' racing are now completed.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series at Cowes Week
Paul Wyeth,
Extreme Sailing Series at Cowes Week - The opening day of the UK round of the Extreme Sailing Series at Cowes Week opened at full throttle delivering some stunning race action to the crowds lining Cowes shoreline at Egypt Point as the nine Extreme 40s took centre stage for five short course races this afternoon.... [more]
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Audi Sydney Gold Coast Race - Black Jack hangs on
Lisa Ratcliff/CYCA Event Media,
Black Jack, skippered by Mark Bradford, has overnight managed to hold back the rest of the 25th anniversary Audi Sydney Gold Coast Race fleet but Wild Oats XI has climbed its way back through the fleet to be amongst the leading pack.... [more]
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RC44 Valencia Cup - Team Aqua stands up
Ignacio Baixauli,
RC44 Valencia Cup Day 5 - Chris Bake's Team Aqua stood up to challenging conditions today and find themselves the new leaders of the fleet racing at the RC 44 Valencia Cup.... [more]
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America's Cup teams begin final buildup to 1851 Cup event in Cowes
Team Origin Media and Sail-World,
With just three days to go to the start of the 1851 Cup on Tuesday 3rd August, preparations are in full swing as the rest of Cowes Week starts today, Saturday 31st July. Yesterday a mixed crew from both competing teams took USA-87, newly branded as TeamOrigin ‘Racing with Jaguar', out for a shakedown sail in the middle of the Solent.... [more]
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Audi Sydney Gold Coast Race - More start images from Andrea Francolini
Sail-World.com/Andrea Francolini images,
Audi Sydney Gold Coast Race 2010. More images from yesterday's start courtesy of photographer Andrea Francolini.... [more]
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Audi Sydney to Gold Coast Yacht Race 2010 - Black Jack holds lead
Ian Grant,
Audi Sydney to Gold Coast Yacht Race 2010 - Peter Harburg's Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron pocket-maxi Black Jack had weathered strong wind overnight to hold a narrow lead in the 384 n/ml Audi Sydney to Gold Coast yacht race.... [more]
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SAP 505 World Championships day two - New leaders
Dansk Sejlunion,
With the wind blowing 16-17 knots at the start, Wolfgang Hunger was watching the dark clouds flying over head as he weighed up his strategy for the gate start, the method used to start the 126 boats competing at this World Championship.... [more]
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Cowes Week 2010 - Day one images by Rick Tomlinson
Sail-World.com,
Cowes Week 2010 - Day one images by Rick Tomlinson. Since 1826 Cowes Week has played a key part in the British sporting summer calendar and is one of the UK's longest running and most successful sporting events.... [more]
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Sydney Gold Coast Race - Black Jack steaming for home on record pace
Lisa Ratcliff/CYCA Event Media,
Audi Sydney Gold Coast Race - Peter Harburg's Queensland based RP66 Black Jack is this evening's Audi Sydney Gold Coast Race leader. According to navigator Ed Smyth they were blasting along in 25-28 knots of breeze at 9pm this evening and pointing towards home on record pace.... [more]
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Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race - Injured bowman taken to Newcastle
Lisa Ratcliff,
Just hours into the 25th Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race the situation at the front of the fleet changed dramatically when Wild Oats XI's bowman Tim Wiseman got his hand caught in the mainsheet block.... [more]
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Sydney International Boat Show images
Sail-World.com,
More images from the Sydney International Boat Show, underway at Darling Harbour.... [more]
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Viking 18ft Skiff Grand Prix Denmark - Big rigs, big sailing
Frank Quealey/Australian 18footers league,
Light winds on Day One of the Viking 18ft Skiff Grand Prix at Sonderborg, Denmark saw all teams go for their big No. 1 rigs for the day's three races.... [more]
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Sydney to Gold Coast Race 2010 -Round one to the Mexicans
Lisa Ratcliff/CYCA Media,
Audi Sydney Hobart Race 2010 Round one of the silver jubilee Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race went to the Victorians, the wily interstaters, (south of the border, Mexicans) brazenly beating the Sydney bunch out of the starting blocks on Sydney Harbour today.... [more]
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International Cadet World Championships - Australians second and third
Marija Sasson and Peter Campbell,
Australian crews Anton and Julian Sasson and Alec and Samantha Bailey look set to place second and third overall with one race to sail at the International Cadet world championships in Poland.... [more]
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Audi Sydney-Southport 2010 images from Andrea Francolini
Andrea Francolini images,
Audi Sydney-Southport 2010 images from photographer Andrea Francolini... [more]
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Jo Royle: the Plastiki experience at Sydney International Boat Show
Jeni Bone,
Tucked in a plastic pod, onboard a leaky boat called Plastiki with a crew of men for four months, Skipper Jo Royle has many stories to tell. But her main message is that we need to beat waste and change our attitudes to the use of one-life plastic.... [more]
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Sydney International Boat Show - sun brings the quality crowds
Jeni Bone,
Day three of the Sydney boat show and the crowd numbers are up, so are sales and expectations, says event organiser, Domenic Genua.... [more]
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Audi Sydney to Gold Coast Race - Talkin' about records
Lisa Ratcliff,
Mark Richards typically doesn't like to speculate on breaking records until Wild Oats XI, the 100ft supermaxi he helms, has sliced time off the previous best. But at this morning's final weather briefing for the 25th Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race there was a certain glint in his eye.... [more]
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PWA Sotavento, Fuerteventura Grand Slam 2010 – Day Seven
Paul Griffiths,
Jose ‘Gollito' Estredo, reigning world champion, claims single elimination victory in a powerful freestyle frenzy. With plenty of wind from first light, the single elimination started on schedule in Sotavento, with those that qualified the previous day taking on some of the world's most proficient tour regulars who'd automatically been seeded through to the second round.... [more]
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SAP 505 Worlds - Hamlin and Zinn survive a destructive day in Denmark
Dansk Sejlunion,
The SAP 505 World Championships have started with a bang in Aarhus, Denmark with the breeze gusting up to 30 knots. Too much of a bang for many of the 126 teams who struggled to complete two gruelling opening heats in this toughest of regattas.... [more]
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OK Dinghy Europeans - Youth wins over experience
Robert Deaves,
OK Dinghy Europeans final day at Medemblik, Netherlands brought sunny skies and high temperatures, but more of the same shifty, tricky winds that have plagued the week. Bartosz Rakocy (POL) took the title with a fifth place in race nine, while Tim Goodbody (IRL) took second and Jorgen Lindardtsen (DEN) took third.... [more]
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Allen RS Feva Worlds – Most perfect week ever!
Golly Tucker,
Allen RS Feva Worlds, day four update: Forecast: three to five knots – reality: full on sea-breeze of 14 knots at start of first race and building throughout afternoon to a solid 18-20 knots.... [more]
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NSW Maritime - Provisional World record puts spotlight on safety
Natalie Laharnar,
The boating industry today (30 July 2010) helped NSW Maritime set a provisional world record of 415 lifejackets inflated at once in the one location as part of the Sydney International Boat Show, putting the spotlight on safety.... [more]
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Sydney International Boat Show images
Sail-World.com,
The Sydney International Boat Show is well and truly underway.... [more]
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Melbourne Winter Series - Perfect really -Cold, blustery and wet
John Curnow,
Race Four of the Melbourne Winter Series is on this Sunday, August 1st. It is likely to be cold, blustery and a bit wet, just like it was for Race Three on July 18. The models all differ currently on exactly what it will be and when, but if it is raceable, then layers and plenty of them, at that, will be the go.... [more]
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International Cadet Worlds - Five Australians in top eight in Poland
Peter Campbell and Marija Sasson,
International Cadet World Championship being held at Puck in Poland currently has young Australian crews holding five of the top eight places with only three races left to sail.... [more]
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Alegria IV steps into IRC offshore bullring next weekend
Tracey Johnstone,
Queensland's newest racing machine, Rod Jones's GP42 Alegria IV, has been going through last minute preparations before it steps into the IRC offshore racing bullring. Pushing to get the boat ready for its inaugural Australian race, the Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel Race, the Alegria IV team have had the Mooloolaba Yacht Club boat up on the hard for the last few days finishing off its measurement... [more]
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TeamOrigin takes issue with role of America's Cup Challenger
Richard Gladwell,
Increasing disquiet in the established America's Cup community over the 34th America's Cup surfaced in an interview with the British America's Cup team, Team Origin, now directed by former Alinghi design boss, Grant Simmer (AUS). In the published in TheDailySail.com Simmer and team boss, Sir Keith Mills say they are not happy with the lack of response and role of the Challenger... [more]
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Burke SP7 Quick Dri Polo
Burke Marine,
Burke SP7 Quick Dri Polo - The latest addition to the technical clothing range of Burke Marine is their Short Sleeve UPF50 + polo. Made using the same fabric as their popular SP8 Long Sleeve Sports polo and SP9 Crew neck shirts, this is a classic polo design with a buttoned neck and collar.... [more]
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Marion Cooper first woman Life Member of Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania
Peter Campbell,
First Woman Life Member of RYCT - Marion Cooper, the first woman to be elected Commodore of the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania, this week made further club history as the first woman to be elected a Life Member.... [more]
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