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 23 May 2011
 


Heading south from a wet Gold Coast, we will have lots of news and video, during the week.



CYCA Cruising Event - 'Shooting Stars and Flying Fish'
David Champtaloup/Sail-World,
The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA) is to hold an event on 24th May where Sail-World's Cruising Editor Nancy Knudsen and Ted Nobbs will share their story about swapping the boardroom for the seven seas as published in Knudsen's just-released book ‘Shooting Stars and Flying Fish published by Allen & Unwin.... [more]
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America's Cup: The Great AC45 Picture Show
Gilles Martin-Raget,
Top international sailing photographer, Gilles Martin-Raget has compiled this picture show of images, from behind the scenes and on the water, in the recently concluded America's Cup Media Trials. It is very impressive both for the quality of the image and the presentation.... [more]
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Getting more Kids into Sailing
Sail-World.com,
Steven Bond, a well known Melbourne big boat sailor discovered why big boat crew was so hard to find. He found that junior sailing participation rates had dropped and realised a robust junior sailing program was needed.... [more]
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Delta Lloyd Regatta next stop for Women's Match Racing teams
WIMRA,
The Women's Match Racing competition has seen three different winners for the three Sailing World Cup regattas so far this season.... [more]
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Audi MedCup Cascais Trophy images by Guido Trombetta
Guido Trombetta images,
Audi MedCup Circuit Cascais Trophy action from photographer Guido Trombetta... [more]
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Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week approaching fast
Ian Grant,
Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week from August 12-18, has attracted interest in the Notice of Race from owners representing clubs from the cold latitude ports of New Zealand, Tasmania and the mainland Australian states of South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales.... [more]
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Audi MedCup Circuit Cascais Trophy more action images by Chris Schmid
Chris Schmid images,
More images of the final day's action at the Audi MedCup Circuit Cascais Trophy by photographer Chris Schmid.... [more]
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Delta Lloyd Regatta - Australians ready for the action
Craig Heydon,
Delta Lloyd Regatta is the fifth round of the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Medemblik, Holland. In the Women's Match Racing competition Australia has two entries with Olivia Price making her World Cup debut as a skipper, alongside Nina Curtis and Rayshele Martin, while Katie Spithill, Jessica Eastwell and Lucinda Whitty will sail together.... [more]
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Audi Winter Series 2011 beautiful sailing on Sydney Harbour
Jennifer Crooks,
Audi Winter Series 2011 sees another beautiful sun drenched autumn day greeting the 130 competitors in race three and despite the delayed start to racing a full course was sailed in most divisions for the first time this season.... [more]
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18ft Skiffs German Tour 2011 round one
Frank Quealey,
German 18ft Skiff Tour 2011 round one. A fleet of ten German teams contested the 12-race regatta over three days. On the final day, the wind was between 5-12 knots for the showdown between EuroLink and Berlin Syndikat.... [more]
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Multihull Rendezvous - Six days of Whitsundays racing starts 28 Aug
Lynette Chalmers,
The annual Multihull Rendezvous run by Abel Point Yacht Club starts on August 28 immediately after Hamilton Island Race Week this year. A series of excellent and varied races have been planned. The races are designed to please everybody with a mixture of both island races and windward/leeward races. The Abel Point Yacht Club guarantees you will have a week of racing to remember.... [more]
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Audi MedCup Cascais Trophy Coastal race - Ran strikes
Audi MedCup,
Audi MedCup Cascais Trophy carried on while Niklas and Catherine Zennstrom and the crew of Ràn, scored their first win from today's 38.5 mile coastal race which carries a 1.5 point bounty. Second place for Quantum Racing ensured that the TP52 world champions enter the final day of the Cascais Trophy with a lead of 5.5pts over Audi Azzurra Sailing Team.... [more]
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World Match Racing Tour - The Wave Muscat third in Marseilles
Kinley Fowler,
World Match Racing Tour 2011 began with its first event that took place in Marseilles this past week. The event in Marseilles hosted 12 of the best match racing teams in the world who were all fighting to be crowned World Match Racing Champion. Newly named team, The Wave Muscat, skippered by Torvar Mirsky had a great start to the season, placing third overall.... [more]
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2012 Pittwater and Coffs Harbour Regatta and Rally: New lease of life
Damian Devine,
After thirty years of racing to Coffs Harbour every summer, skippers and crew from The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club can rightly say they know, intuitively every nautical mile of this annual, classic Yacht Race.... [more]
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Zhik SB3 World Championships 2011 - Carveth and crew winners + Video
Katie Ashworth,
Zhik SB3 World Championships 2011 resulted in wins for Geoff Carveth, Andy Ramus, Ian Mills and Emma Clarke (GBR). Carveth and his crew have sailed a stunning series of qualifying and finals races and have achieved victory in the 2011 Championship by a four point lead.... [more]
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Antigua Sailing Week 2011 full wrap video
Louay Habib,
Antigua Sailing Week 2011 full wrap video. An amazing week of racing in a fantastic location.... [more]
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Sailrocket 2 sails over the hump - Video
Paul Larsen,
Here she comes! Vestas Sailrocket 2 sails over the 'hump' video... [more]
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Junior Training for the America's Cup + Video
Neil Deverell,
Three days ago we ran the story of a new catamaran design aimed at Optimist sailors. In an updated story we present three video clips of the Vudu sailing in the Bay of Islands. Intended for single handed sailing, ideally suited to teenagers who want to have some sailing fun, they can also be sailed by two younger children; or an adult.... [more]
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Sydney City Marine Winter Series - Hughie on a winter break
Brendan Rourke,
Well well well, Hughie must be on his winter break. A beautiful sunny with a forecast 5 to 10 knots going east and dying. For once the forecast was correct.... [more]
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Zhik SB3 World Championship day 4 - Glenn Bourke hangs on
Katie Ashworth,
Zhik SB3 World Championship day 4. The wind was late arriving and the 'AP' was raised for over an hour. Craig Burlton (GBR) found form today. One Design Sailing's performance was back, but their luck is yet to be found. They were called OCS, did not hear the call and return, won the race but were disqualified.... [more]
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Of Wings and Strings – Cordage with Gottifredi Maffioli
John Curnow,
Since 1926, Gottifredi Maffioli has been involved with the production of all manner of twines, threads, ropes and cordage. Since the 50's, the name has also become one of the world's leading suppliers to high-end sports enthusiasts, to now, where Gottifredi Maffioli running and standing rigging has been the choice of racers from America's Cup, to Admirals Cup and many trans-oceanic classes.... [more]
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