UK sailing news, 2020 Olympics, Sail-World toolbar and more
Welcome to the second Sail-World UK newsletter this week. Due to popular demand and the sheer number of UK and world sailing stories we are covering Sail-World is increasing its newsletter frequency to twice weekly.
|JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship Frank Quealey © /Australian 18 Footers League|
The 18 footers World Championship 2013, the seven race JJ Gillian Trophy series, starts tomorrow on Sydney Harbour in Australia with a big fleet of 31 boats, including the biggest contingent of Kiwis in many years, as well as two British crews. There have been two British winners of this event, in 1999 Tim Robinson and in 2004 Rob Greenhalgh.
Team Pica, Jamie Mears, Tristan Hutt and Stewart Mears from Stone SC have won a number of UK and European titles but this is their first time on the Australian scene. The second UK entry Jarrod Simpson on helm has sailed in two 18 footers Worlds, This time with his British boat The Black Dog in this event has an experienced Australian crew of Euan McNicol (2009 JJ Gilitinan Winner) and Grant Rollerson.
Sail-World's coverage of this year's event, will be more detailed than ever, we will have four video cameras on one boat in the fleet, just to add another perspective.
|Exhibitors 2012 - RYA Dinghy Show RYA |
Sail-World will also be deck to provide coverage of the RYA Dinghy Show 2013 which is set to take place at Alexander Palace, London, over the weekend of 2nd and 3rd March. With over 200 exhibitors there is lots in store for everyone. Quite some interest in the RYA Club of the Year awards with the finalist announced.
Sailing seems set for 2020 Olympics at least with the Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) have included it in the 25 sports it will propose to the 125th IOC Session for approval as the core sports for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games.
A shock for wresting, one of the original Olympic sports excluded from the core, it will now join seven shortlisted sports – baseball-softball, karate, roller sports, sport climbing, squash, wakeboarding and wushu - vying for inclusion in the 2020 Olympic programme as an additional sport. If Sailing does not pay attention to the need to engage with the Olympic audiences this could be its fate some time down the course.
On an international note Emirates Team NZ's first day of sailing in their new second generation AC72, Aotearoa, on a light summer's day on the Hauraki Gulf.
Before she sailed Grant Dalton said 'The temptation today is just to go out and send it straight away and get her up on the foils. Although that is the temptation, that is not the way we are going to run it today.
We are going to systematically load the boat, and take a few days to get to that stage. But it is really tempting to go out and send it and send a message. But we aren't going to do that today.'
So what do we have on the Day One Video? Foiling Kiwis of course!! As Oracle USA's Aussie skipper Jimmy Spithill would say, ‘Onya Dalts!!'
|Emirates Team New Zealand's second AC72, NZL5 goes for it's first shake down sail. 12/2/2013 Chris Cameron/ETNZ© |
Sail-World New Zealand's Richard Gladwell is keeping a close eye on events in Auckland. Today we have more pix of the Kiwi team on the water.
Looking from here in the UK, it does seem that the gap in readiness between the New Zealanders and the other two teams is growing rather than shrinking.
|Emirates Team New Zealand, NZL5 takes to the air again on its second day sailing in Auckland. 14/2/2013 Chris Cameron/ETNZ© |
And finally Sail-World has launched a customised tool bar aimed at serious sailors in the UK. It provides breaking news, Twitter and RSS feeds, Facebook link, enables fast searches and has a handy drop down for a whole range of Sail-world key elements. So to keep up with what is happening on the UK sailing scene and internationally install this toolbar now.
|Sail-World UK toolbar |
Install the Sail-World UK toolbar here.
Jedda Murphy and the Sail-World.com Team
|2020 Summer Olympic core sport recommendations include sailing |
to the 125th IOC Session for approval as the core sports for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games. The 25 sports are: athletics, rowing, badminton, basketball, boxing, canoeing, cycling, equestrian, fencing, football, gymnastics, weightlifting, handball, hockey, judo, swimming, modern pentathlon, taekwondo, tennis, table tennis, shooting, archery, triathlon, sailing and volleyball.... [more]
Share this story
|ISAF Executive Committee meets in Southampton |
The Executive Committee (EC) of the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) is comprised of a diverse group of sailors from around the globe, including Italy, Greece, Turkey, Great Britain, New Zealand, China, United States, and Uruguay. The members are united by a common passion for sailing, and dedicated to improving the sport.... [more]
Share this story
If you liked this newsletter, do nothing, we will send you another ..
Naa, please don't send me another.
|Follow Sail-World on Twitter|
Customised news feeds
Marine Industry companies, Clubs and Associations have asked can they received their own customised
version of our Sail-World news feed. The answer is yes; customised in content, news category, for example or region of the world and appearance.
CLICK HERE to view examples and get free news tickers for your site.
Change the frequency of newsletters, from once a week to a monthly newsletter. Change from html (graphics & pictures) newsletters to text only newsletter, (best for slow connections, mobile phones and PDA's etc. Change from Sail-World New Zealand Newsletters to Sail-World Cruising International Newsletters etc. Temporarily inactivate your subscription for a period, when you will be on holidays etc. or change to text for the same period. Or even (gasp) unsubscribe.
or take off list
If you are having difficulty with the above link, please copy and paste the link below into your browser