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 12 Jul 2011

Sail-World on Facebook

.  Sail-World now on Facebook
Sail-World.com, the world's largest international sailing network, has today launched its Facebook site.

On Facebook you can find it by searching for Sail-World.

Jeraldine Kennedy, Sail-World UK and European Editor explained 'Sail-World's Facebook wall will have key selections from the nine Sail-World sites world-wide posted as well as providing the opportunity for Fans to get to know the Editors.

'We have already posted feature stories from many of our editors world-wide for the last six months, going forward we will be adding key stories each day.

'On our Facebook site, you will find photos of the Sail-World Team and their bios. A very interesting mix of sailing backgrounds and a lot of journalism, writing, photographing and video experience.

'We will shortly add links to our full photo-gallery, our video-gallery.

'Every day on the Sail-World.com internet sites we receive lots of feedback, but it's restricted in nature by the medium.

'With these feature stories range over a wide variety of subjects, there placement on Facebook will allow everyone to see your reactions. We are looking forward to your commentary on these issues and we trust you will ‘Like' Sail-World on Facebook.'


True Blue Racing finish third in 2011 Eurex Match Cup Chicago
True Blue Racing,
After some tough racing against good competition TBR finished third in the Eurex Match Cup held by the Chicago Match Race Center. The regatta was a qualifier for the Chicago Match Cup, a Grade 2 regatta in August which is part of the US Grand Slam Series. As the top two teams have already received entry to the regatta, TBR now receives entry to that event.... [more]
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More images from Zada: Third day of racing in ISAF Youth Worlds
Moreimages from Zada, Croatia from the third day of the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships... [more]
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Images from Zada: Third day of racing in ISAF Youth Worlds
Images from Zada, Croatia from the third day of the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships... [more]
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ISAF Youth Worlds 2011 - Brazilian domination in SL16 + Video
ISAF Youth Worlds 2011 is being dominated by Brazil's Martin Lowy and Kim Andrade after they secured their sixth consecutive race win in the SL16 class. The boys have a perfect score card after discarding the 15 points assigned following their retirement from the first race.... [more]
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New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup 2011 only two months away
New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup 2011 presented by Rolex is now less than two months away. The excitement and anticipation are palpable. The waters off Newport, Rhode Island, provide the setting for this sailing event that promotes a level playing field and a Corinthian spirit. The competition is strictly limited to non-professional sailors tackling a one-design class: the NYYC Swan 42.... [more]
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Australian Schools Teams Racing Championship 2011 – Day 4
Peter Campbell,
Australian Schools Team Racing Championship 2011 - South Australian schools St Michael's College and St Joseph's College have sailed off for the final of the 2011 Australian Schools Team Racing Championship on Perth's Swan River, with St Michael's winning 3-2. The final on Sunday climaxed three days of intense racing between some of the best young sailors in the nation.... [more]
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470 European Championships day 2 reversal of fortunes
International 470 Class Association,
470 European Championships day 2. In the 470 Womens fleet, a real tumble down the standings for the overnight leaders Tina Mrak/Teja Cerne (SLO) who finished sixteenth in race 3, but were black flagged in race 4, points which can only be discarded after five races have been completed.... [more]
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Australian Maritime College sponsors Tasmanian team for Worlds
Nicole Mayne,
The Australian Maritime College (AMC) is proud to announce its naming rights sponsorship of a team of six young Tasmanian sailors when they represent Australia at the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) World Team Racing Championships in Ireland this August.... [more]
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Youth World Championships – Australian sailors continue strong form
Craig Heydon,
At the 2011 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships in Zadar, Croatia, Australia's youth sailors have built on their strong start, with five crews ending day two in the top 10 of their respective classes. Australian coach Belinda Stowell is impressed with the teamwork between Galloway and Gough, and their female counterparts Carrie Smith and Ella Clark in the unfamiliar circumstances.... [more]
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Open European Championships - Aussies hunting in Helsinki
Craig Heydon,
Open European Championships 2011. Aussie 470 and 49er sailors are in the hunt in Helsinki. Belcher and Page had another two strong races with a third and a first giving them a seven point lead over the second placed Croatian crew. In the 49er class Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen continue to hold down second overall after three days and nine races in Helsinki.... [more]
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Animated Knots by Grog - Part 1
Jeraldine Kennedy,
By far the most popular way of learning how to tie knots, be it for boating, fishing or climbing, is via the internet where the animation allows you to see and follow every twist and turn. The website and now iPhone app that leads the way is Animated Knots by Grog. You can click through to those animated knots on our website where you will also find links to the iPhone apps.... [more]
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J/80 Worlds win to Ignacio Camino
Stuart Johnstone,
After four days, nine races of great sailing Spanish sailors swept the top four of five spots. The new World Champion is Ignacio Camino's team sailing Nextel Engineering. The beat a world-class group of multiple Olympic Medallists and World Champions from multiple classes. second was Jose Maria van der Ploeg, third Carlos Martinez and fourth Rayco Tabares. American Glenn Darden was fifth.... [more]
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America's Cup: Video of Emirates Team NZ sailing the SL33
First video of Emirates Team NZ sailing the SL33 catamaran, which the team are using as a surrogate boat for the AC72. The SL33 is the largest size catamaran that can be used without breaking the Surrogate Rule, which is part of the Protocol for the 34th America's Cup, and is designed to prevent more well funded teams running extensive two-boat testing programs.... [more]
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Open Europeans 2011 - Perfect conditions produce exciting racing
Luissa Smith,
Open Europeans 2011 have now commenced for the Finn class with three races. A perfect breeze of around 12 knots arrived on time on Course Area D for all racing to get underway as scheduled in the 470 fleet. A great day for some, a reversal of fortunes for others, whilst one team just wished they had stayed in bed!... [more]
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Finn Europeans, Helsinki - Andrew Mills leads after double win
Robert Deaves,
At the Open Europeans Helsinki 2011. The Finn class opened its European Championship on Sunday with three spectacular races in almost perfect sailing conditions. Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic (CRO) opened his defence of the title he has won for that past two years in the best way with a win.... [more]
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Transatlantic Race 2011 - Rambler 100 takes line honors and record
Barby MacGowan,
Transatlantic Race 2011 fleet are nearing the finish line with Rambler 100 skippered by George David (Hartford, Conn.) having crossed the finish line on Sunday 10th July at 16h 08m UTC.... [more]
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ISAF Youth Worlds 2011 - A long, light second day on the water
The 2011 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship is in its second day of racing in Zadar, Croatia. In the RS:X class, Italian sailor Veronica Fanciulli and Korean Cho Wonwoo won two out of three races each and came second in the other.... [more]
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Stena Match Cup Sweden 2011 – Ian Williams victorious
World Match Racing Tour,
Stena Match Cup Sweden 2011 - Ian Williams ensured Stena Match Cup Sweden stayed in British hands today as he scored his second consecutive win of the 2011 World Match Racing Tour. Williams (GBR) Team GAC Pindar picked up where 2010 event winner Ben Ainslie left off, coming from behind to defeat local hero and arch rival Bjorn Hansen (SWE) Mekonomen Sailing Team in an exciting five-match finale.... [more]
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Eurex Match Cup 2011 Day 2 + Video
Eurex Match Cup 2011 - A morning postponement for lack of breeze quickly segued into another day of near-perfect conditions in the second day of competition at the Chicago Match Race Center's Eurex Match Cup. The remaining three flights of the second Round Robin were completed this morning, followed by another four flights of the third Round Robin.... [more]
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F18 World Championships 2011 - Bundock picks up 13th World Crown
Formula 18 World Championships 2011 - His need for speed enticed him onto the water at the start of his career but it was Australian skipper Darren Bundock's skill in the light which saw him pick up his 13th world sailing crown in Hungary this week. The two-time Olympic medallist and crew-mate Jeroen Van Leeuwen raced off with the 2011 Formula 18 world crown on Lake Balaton in Hungary.... [more]
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470 European Championships 2011 day 1
International 470 Class Association,
470 European Championships 2011 - After a long, hot and patient wait this morning with racing postponed due to lack of wind, the action on day one of racing eventually got underway in the late afternoon. Fortunately for the 470 fleet, the Race Committee had already decided the night before that the warning signal for the first race of the day would be postponed until 1155 hours... [more]
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Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club Juniors travel in force
Mark Connor,
Last week Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron hosted the Queensland Youth Championships in Manly Brisbane. Our local peninsula sailors from the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club were there in force with 26 sailors going across three classes.... [more]
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Open Europeans - Strong day's racing for Aussie 470 and 49er crews
Craig Heydon,
Open European Championships 2011 in Helsinki, Finland. The Australian Sailing Team's 470 and 49er crews have both had a strong day in light conditions.... [more]
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Audi Winter Series decided
Di Pearson,
Audi Winter Series on Sydney Harbour. The day was at odds with the bulk of the series, which was typically a light and shifty; the norm for autumn and winter. And although the sun was out, it was a brittle day.... [more]
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Australian Sailing Team – 12 months before the 2012 Olympics
Australia is amongst the top sailing nations and expectations are high 'down under'. Behind Swimming, Sailing provided the equal second most successful Australian sporting team at the 2008 Olympics. Sail-World provides an insight on how the team is travelling as London 2012 approaches.... [more]
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Solo Around Australia's Bruce Arms gentle start to record attempt
Tracey Johnstone,
It may have been picture perfect for the spectators, but for Solo Around Australia's Bruce Arms it must have been a frutstrating start to his record attempt as he crossed the official line on Mooloolaba Bay at 12pm sailing north in a gentle four knot north-easterly; a nice south-easter would have made for better speed for the Big Wave Rider.... [more]
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ISAF Youth Sailing Worlds - Five Australian crews in top ten
Craig Heydon,
Light winds in Zadar, Croatia, tested all of the crews at the world's most prestigious youth sailing regatta. The Australian Youth Sailing Team's 420 boys crew of Angus Galloway and Alex Gough ended day one fifth overall, starting their regatta with a 15th before bouncing back well with a second place position in race two.... [more]
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PWA World Cup Pozo Gran Canaria day 5 - Fifty knots and major upsets
Ed Sinclair,
Pozo Gran Canaria PWA World Cup day 5. The judges announced the heats would be twelve minutes long, and the best three jumps and two wave rides would decide the sailor's fate. The men were first to brave the challenging conditions, maxed out on their smallest equipment the sailors launched into their largest manoeuvres at full speed.... [more]
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Triple Olympic Windsurfing medallist elected to IOC
Richard Gladwell,
Five times Olympic Windsurfing representative and three time Olympic medallist, Barbara Kendall (NZL) has been elected to the International Olympic Committee, at its meeting in South Africa.... [more]
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America's Cup: Warm-Up beginning for Cascais - Race formats announced
Sailing fans will get a first look at teams entered for the 34th America's Cup as competitors begin arriving in Portugal next week ahead of the inaugural America's Cup World Series competition in Cascais. The regatta is the opening event on the path to the next America's Cup in 2013.... [more]
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ISAF Youth Worlds 2011 underway + Video
ISAF Youth Worlds 2011 are now underway in Zadar, Croatia. ISAF Athlete Participation Programme sailors Raul Rios and Fernando Monllor (PUR) have ended the opening day of sailing at the top of the leader board. The boys, who are benefiting from the coaching of World Youth Sailing Trust coach, Hugh Styles (GBR), ended race one in eleventh place before claiming the bullet in race two.... [more]
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Australian Schools Team Racing Championship 2011 - Day 3
Peter Campbell,
Australian Schools Team Racing Championship 2011 - St Joseph's College, South Australia, and Shenton College, Western Australia, have each had 17 wins after completing 25 rounds at the end of day three of the Australian Schools Team Racing championship in Perth. The two schools head the leader board of the championship, being conducted by the South of Perth Yacht Club on the Swan River, after ano... [more]
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Boat Shows need feedback - win a $14,000 holiday and boat NOW!!
Most boaters and fishers have been to many boat shows, finding it a rewarding, informative and fun experience. The Marine industry needs that to be the case. Boat Show organisers spend the entire year working to deliver a better experience for showgoers and exhibitors alike. To make sure they are putting their emphasis on the things that will have you coming back they need to understand the... [more]
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Transpac 2011 last start underway
Kimball Livingston,
Last start of Transpac 2011 got underway at 1.00pm. All 34 of the boats entered reported-in today to answer the guns. First away from the dock was Truth, an Open 50 that Philippe Kahn and 'Crusty' Christensen in 2009 sailed to a new doublehanded record under the name (as with all of Kahn's boats) of Pegasus. Meanwhile, two of Monday's 19 starters have dropped out.... [more]
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Better Boating Lounge stage at the Sydney Boat Show- Who's appearing
Lee Mylchreest,
Planning to go to the Sydney International Boat Show, (28 Aug to 01 Sep) at Darling Harbour? Make sure you don't miss the fun, entertainment and information that will be yours on stage at the Better Boating Lounge! While the non-stop show lasts from 11.30am daily, for sailors there are some special highlights. So grab a coffee, find a seat, relax and be entertained at the following times:... [more]
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