Home Directories  
 If you are having difficulty reading this email or would like to change language - CLICK HERE.    To respond to this email CLICK HERE
 
 18 Nov 2013
 

Australia's Malcolm Page shines, Laser Worlds, World Cup and more

Action on Day 1 of the 2013 Laser Worlds, Oman  OmanSail ©
The ISAF Annual Conference has just concluded in Oman and refreshingly the mood within ISAF, under new President Carlo Croce, is to listen carefully to the Athletes.

Through the Conference, it was clear that the Athletes Commission was having a lot of say, and they were being listened to by the ISAF Council.

Malcolm Page  Sail-World.com ©
Athletes Commission Chairman and Double Olympic Gold Medallist, Malcolm Page (AUS) spoke very simply and directly to the meetings on many points. He made it very clear the way the sailors felt and he was listened to by the meeting – they did not go against the Athletes Commission's views. We have the right man in the right place at the right time now... thank you Malcolm.

As Sail-World has been explaining in recent months, Carlo Croce has been keen to tackle the problems of the ISAF Sailing World Cup. The Council voted to embark on a reform process which will take a couple of years at least.

At this stage the proposal seems to be that the World Cup events will be by invitation only to the top 25 sailors in the World within each class. There are several reason for the change, but the most significant is to lift the profile of sailing, and get more exposure for the Olympic side of the sport outside the Olympic Regatta. Sail-World will be following developments closely.

Nick Thompson (GBR) at Laser 2013 Worlds.

  © Paul Wyeth / RYA

The Oman Laser 2013 Worlds started today. British sailor Nick Thompson was impressive with a 2, 1 result to lead the Blue fleet. In the Yellow fleet, World number one, Australia' own Tom Burton had 8, 1, and is fourth overall.

Only a little over a week until entries close for the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Melbourne for both the Olympic and Invited Classes.

China's Lijia Xu works hard in the breeze - 2013 ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao  ISAF ©

There has been a big surge in entries, over the last week, especially from Asia. 15 Chinese sailors have entered, amongst them is the 2012 Laser Radial Olympic Gold Medallist Lijia Xu, the 2012 World Female Sailor of the Year, whose inspiring acceptance speech we published in full last week.

Krystal Weir (AUS) Laser Radial will be back in the hunt at 2013 Sail Melbourne  Jeff Crow/Sail Melbourne

Sail-World will be in Melbourne for this great event, there have already been entries from 23 countries, with rapidly growing numbers in the Invited classes too. If you are planning to enter what will be another wonderful Melbourne event, do it NOW!!!

METS Tradeshow  David Schmidt

But there is more to do for us first. By the time you read this newsletter, the Sail-World team will be jetting to Amsterdam for METS, the biggest Marine Trade show in the world.

We will be looking at new products from around the world. Some interesting days ahead...


Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team



Laser Standard World Championships - Promising start from Thompson
Oman Sail,
British sailor Nick Thompson has never won a major Laser event but today he revelled in the superb breeze at Mussanah Sports City, Oman to get his 2013 Laser Standard World Championships off to a promising start after the opening two races.... [more]
Share this story


Laser World Sailing Championships - Top ranked sailors compete
Lisa Hynes,
A star studded fleet of Laser sailors have arrived in the Sultanate of Oman for the Laser Standard Men's World's Championships which started today, November 17th. 48 of the 50 top ranked sailors in the world are competing at what is Oman's first ever sailing world championships.... [more]
Share this story


Extreme Sailing Series - SAP Extreme Sailing Team recovers
Sarah Branson,
On the penultimate day of racing for this Extreme Sailing Series 2013, after the dramatic capsize yesterday afternoon, the SAP Extreme Sailing Team worked with impressive speed to de-rig the boat and tow it in off the water.... [more]
Share this story


Clipper Round the World Race - Wind gusts exceed 100 knots
Clipper Ventures,
At the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, mother Nature invited select teams to a star studded weather show yesterday. Those who were invited had no choice in their attendance, though according to skipper reviews it was a fun night of exciting, incredible, awe inspiring and definitely unforgettable proportion.... [more]
Share this story


World's best gather for WWA Wake Park World Series
Rob Corum,
For the first ever WWA Wake Park World Series contest an international pool of riders came together over the past two days in Australia. Go Wake – Mackay built custom rails and installed a brand new cable in the Queensland town of Mackay, Australia to accompany riders like Ange Schriber (AUS), Daniel Grant (THI), Tom Fooshee (USA), Matty Hasler (AUS), Julian Cohen (USA) and Aaron Gunn (AUS).... [more]
Share this story


Extreme Sailing Series - The Wave Muscat focuses on winning
Oman Sail,
Oman's defending champion The Wave, Muscat is completely focused on winning the Extreme Sailing Series Championship as as they go into Sunday's final day of the 2013 season with a slim three point lead after eight races in tough, gusty conditions in Florianopolis, Brasil on Saturday.... [more]
Share this story


Transat Jacques Vabre - Competition Stiffens towards the finals
Oman Sail,
With just 700nms to go to the finish of the 5,450nm Transat Jacques Vabre, Oman Air-Musandam – the Sultanate of Oman's flagship MOD70 campaign – has made significant inroads on Edmond de Roth schild's lead, sitting just 39nms behind on Sunday morning.... [more]
Share this story


18ft Skiffs: 3-Buoys Challenge- Thurlow Fisher Lawyers wins race 5
Frank Quealey,
In the 3-Buoys Challenge, Michael Coxon, Dave O'Connor and Daniel Nixon brought Thurlow Fisher Lawyers home as winner of race five on Sydney Harbour today.... [more]
Share this story


Minoprio and his Alpari Match Crew win 2013 NZ Match Racing Champs
Mel Benton, RNZYS,
Winner of the NZ Match Racing Championship 2013 Adam Minoprio paid a big thank you to his team today for an outstanding win in a trying conditions. With only three losses in four days there was never any doubt that the Alpari Match team of Adam Minoprio, helm, Chris Main, main sheet, Tom Powrie, trimmer, and Jim Turner, bow, would be in the top crews for the regatta. Adam Minoprio said at prizegiv... [more]
Share this story


Maria Island Race - The provisional winner named
Peter Campbell,
At the Maria Island Race, the oldest and equal smallest yacht in the fleet, Malcolm Cooper's 30-footer Kaiulani, last night was named provisional winner of all three handicap divisions in the 200 nautical mile, the slowest race in decades.... [more]
Share this story


Maria Island race - The Fork in the Road takes line honors
Peter Campbell,
In the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania's Tasports Maria Island Race, The Fork in the Road early this afternoon finally took line honors, taking 43 hours to sail the 200 nautical ocean race around Tasmania's lower East Coast.... [more]
Share this story


Extreme Sailing Series - SAP Extreme Sailing Team capsize update
Sarah Branson,
Quote from SAP Extreme Sailing Team co-skipper Rasmus Kostner following the dramatic capsize during racing this afternoon... 'We had a pretty good downwind where we saw some breeze from behind, we jibed into it and then came in from a good angle into the gate - we put the bow in and then the wind just took us at the wrong angle and we capsized. It was pretty full on, there were just a couple of... [more]
Share this story


Extreme Sailing Series - SAP Extreme Sailing Team capsizes
Nicola Moore,
In race 7 on the third day of the Extreme Sailing Series in Florianopolis at 1705 BRST, SAP Extreme Sailing Team capsized. In gusty and testing conditions, as the team came out of a gybe, a big gust caught their Extreme 40, resulting in the capsize.... [more]
Share this story


Mini Transat - Forgetting where the brake pedal is
Solene Rennuit,
In the Mini Transat, as of 16.00 (GMT +1) Giancarlo Pedote (Prysmian) was only 130 miles from Lanzarote, the first mark of the course after the start from Sada. If the wind holds up, he should pass the waypoint overnight from Saturday to Sunday at around three the morning.... [more]
Share this story


Laser Men's World Sailing Championships open in Oman
Daphne Morgan Barnicoat,
The 2013 Laser Men's World Sailing Championships were welcomed, along with the world's sailing community, to Oman on Saturday with a lavish opening ceremony to mark the start of the class's first ever sailing world championships at Mussanah Sports City.... [more]
Share this story


Clipper Round the World - Freak wave hits British amateur crew + Video
Julia Wall-Clarke,
The infamous Roaring Forties of the Southern Ocean have long been known as being home to some of the least hospitable conditions on the planet for professional sailors, let alone the amateur crew taking part in Race 4 of the Clipper 2013-14 Round the World Yacht Race.... [more]
Share this story


ISAF Annual Conference concludes in Muscat
ISAF,
More than 500 delegates from 60+ nations gathered in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman for the 2013 ISAF Annual Conference. Held from 9-16 November, ISAF Council drew the conference to a close as they made the final decisions that will affect the sport moving forward.... [more]
Share this story


IFDS and ISAF unanimously agree to form merger
ISAF,
The International Association for Disabled Sailing (IFDS) and International Sailing Federation (ISAF) each unanimously agreed to merge as the 2013 ISAF Annual Conference drew to a close in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. The merger will create a single governing body for MNAs and sailors to better serve the needs and interests of sailors with disabilities.... [more]
Share this story


Fitting finale at the Etchells Australian Championship
John Curnow,
In the very year that Australia marks the passage of 30 years since a group of dedicated sailors changed the course of sporting history, and as celebrations for the Etchells 40th anniversary draw to an end, it seems terribly fitting that the two should be inexorably linked.... [more]
Share this story


Clipper Round the World Race day 12 - Teams face a tough night
Clipper Ventures,
At the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, the latest weather front arrived pretty much as predicted, through the back of the fleet with winds gusting from 45 to 50 knots, occasionally reaching 70 knots plus, resulting in a very tough night for teams in the west of the pack.... [more]
Share this story


Maria Island Race - Four yachts in running for handicap win
Peter Campbell,
At the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania's Tasports Maria Island Race tonight, four potential handicap winners were line astern, less than a sea mile between them, as they sailed back down the State's East Coast to Hobart.... [more]
Share this story


NZ Match Racing: Minoprio, Murdoch, Park and Hazard take Round Robin
Mel Benton, RNZYS,
The four top seeded teams after Round Robin will go through to the Semi Finals of the RNZYS New Zealand Match Racing tomorrow morning after light winds caused racing to be delayed a number of times in the first three days of the regatta. Murdoch and Minoprio are both at the top of the table with eleven wins and two losses each.... [more]
Share this story


Morna Cup race - Beyond imagination for the Hawthorn family
Peter Campbell,
For the Morna Cup race off Sydney Head, today could be best described as ‘beyond imagination' for the Hawthorn family and their Beneteau 47.7 Imagination. 'We are ecstatic with our win...we sailed brilliantly today,' said Campbell Hawthorn, one of three sons of owners Robin and Annette Hawthorn who joined for their parents today for a convincing win in the IRC division of the Morna Cup.... [more]
Share this story


Light winds plague Day 2 of North Island Optimist Championships
Angus Haslett,
Day 2 of the North Island Optimist Champs dawned grey and overcast with a light drizzle and no wind. As the morning progressed the rain set in and any chance of wind disappeared so PRO Gerald Martin made a great call and postponed racing for three hours.... [more]
Share this story


Etchells Nationals: Stiff competition on the final day
Tracey Johnstone,
The final day of racing in the Etchells Australian Championship being held on the Gold Coast, Queensland, was all about which previous Etchells World Champion was going to secure second overall and who would have to settle for third place. The protagonists were 2004 World Champion Peter McNeil and 1999 World Champion Cameron Miles.... [more]
Share this story


Gigantic iceberg sails north from the Antarctic
Live Science/Sail-World Cruising,
If you are contemplating ever sailing into the Southern Ocean, there's a new hazard that you might need to look out for. Live Science has reported that, after lingering in its birthing bay for nearly six months, an Antarctic iceberg measuring about 270 square miles, or the size of Singapore, is finally heading out to sea.... [more]
Share this story
 

If you liked this newsletter, do nothing, we will send you another ..
 Naa, please don't send me another.  
Click here to unsubscribe 




 
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
http://www.sail-world.com/subscription/index.cfm?sid=<:id:>&pwd=<:password:>&tbl=<:tableName:>&tmpid=<:templateID:>

To subscribe to this newsletter click here