| News for the Last 30 Days - UK
Ian Williams visits British Keelboat Academy sailors
By Matt Carter, ,
5:35 PM Tue 11 Feb 2014 GMT
The British Keelboat Academy (BKA) Core Squad were welcomed by quadruple Match Racing World Champion Ian Williams this weekend - who shared his skills, experience and knowledge with the next wave of British keelboat sailors. ...
EFG Sailing Arabia - The Tour: Dramatic finish to first leg
By Lisa Hynes, ,
4:07 PM Tue 11 Feb 2014 GMT
There was an exciting finish to the first leg of EFG Sailing Arabia the Tour as only 25 seconds split the leading crews after a gruelling 100 mile race between Bahrain and Qatar. French skipper Sidney Gavignet was at the the helm of the race favourite EFG Bank (Monaco) and his team included two local Omani sailors. ...
World Match Racing Tour 2014 schedule announced
By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, ,
1:25 PM Tue 11 Feb 2014 GMT
Alpari and ISAF Match Racing World Championship 2014 - The 2014 Tour will feature six stages across three continents spanning Europe, Asia and North America – with additional events expected in Europe and Oceania in the coming months. ...
A-Classs Worlds: Images from Day 1 at Takapuna
By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, ,
12:30 PM Tue 11 Feb 2014 GMT
Image gallery from the first day of racing in the 2014 A-class catamaran World Championships, sailed at Takapuna in light 7-10kts southerly winds. Glenn Ashby (AUS) was in fine form. ...
A-Cat Worlds: Aussies hold top three overall after Day 1
By Heather Forbes, ,
12:16 PM Tue 11 Feb 2014 GMT
Conditions for the first day of racing in the 2014 A Class Catamaran World Championships were a little on the light side, with around 6- 10 knots of wind.
Seven times A Class World champion Glenn Ashby (AUS) had a great day ‘in his office’ with a first and a second and showing ...
A-Class Worlds: Flying high at Takapuna on Day 1 of Worlds
By Kerry Ellis, Takapuna ,
11:47 AM Tue 11 Feb 2014 GMT
Today, in typical near perfect Auckland sailing conditions, the wind dropped for the start of the first race turning light and shifty. Australia’s Nathan Outteridge seemed to have control of the race when he rounded the top mark with a lead of thirty seconds, before choosing the left hand side of the course where he sailed into a hole and dropped to an eventual twelfth place finish. ...
EFG Sailing Arabia The Tour 2014 - Event favourite wins opening leg
By Oman Sail, ,
10:35 AM Tue 11 Feb 2014 GMT
EFG Sailing Arabia The Tour 2014 - Gavignet is no stranger to the high profile racing world having raced at the highest levels including the America’s Cup and Olympic Games for many years, but he certainly had his work cut out in the Tour’s opening race, with the young Messe Frankfurt Sailing Team leading the charge downwind until the final sprint to the finish. ...
GBR Olympic sailing is a funding winner as UK Sport aims for medals
By UK Sport, ,
8:31 AM Tue 11 Feb 2014 GMT
UK Sport – UK Sport increases funding to 18 Olympic and Paralympic sports to deliver on ambitious performance goal for Rio 2016 and beyond with Sailing again benefiting with increases. ...
Latest ETAs for fleet arrival into Singapore
By Clipper Ventures, ,
3:43 AM Tue 11 Feb 2014 GMT
2013 - 14 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - The Clipper 13-14 Race fleet is closing in on Singapore, marking the halfway point of the world’s longest yacht race ...
RC44 Championship Tour kicks off with the Virgin Gorda Cup
By Jo Grindley, ,
9:45 PM Mon 10 Feb 2014 GMT
The RC44 fleet will be welcomed by the turquoise waters of Virgin Gorda, for the opening event of the 2014 season from 12-16 February; nine teams out of the fourteen strong fleet will compete at the opening Championship Tour event. ...
Hamilton Island Audi Race Week 2014 Accommodation Options!
By Kristie Kaighin, Hamilton Island ,
4:59 PM Mon 10 Feb 2014 GMT
Looking to book accommodation for Hamilton Island Audi Race Week 2014? All the best properties book out early, so make sure you book soon to secure your preferred option. ...
J.P. Morgan Round the Island Race - Increase in first time entrants
By Peta Stuart-Hunt, ,
10:34 AM Mon 10 Feb 2014 GMT
J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race - American Chris Palmer has entered J Taime, his J/109 (GBR6709R) into her fourth Round the Island Race although Chris has raced the annual 50-nautical mile course a few times on other boats. He lives in London and moved to the UK in 1995 for the weather and the sailing! ...
A-Class Worlds: Nathan Outteridge wins Worlds Practice race
By Heather Forbes, Takapuna ,
9:40 AM Mon 10 Feb 2014 GMT
Nathan Outteridge put another slant on the form guide for the 2014 A-Class Catamaran Worlds with a convincing win in the practice race. Wind conditions were light side, averaging 8- 10 knots, In the words of Storm (Ian Johnson, AUS) deputy President of the International A Class Association: 'The weather Gods were kind to us as there was almost no wind 10 minutes before the race!' ...
EFG Sailing Arabia The Tour 2014 – Perfect sailing conditions
By Oman Sail, ,
9:37 AM Mon 10 Feb 2014 GMT
EFG Sailing Arabia The Tour 2014 – Beautiful, clear and sunny skies with ideal winds ranging from 16-18kts from the north-west greeted the crews for the 100 mile first leg from Bahrain with a tense sprint finish expected amongst the leading teams on arrival into The Pearl, Qatar later today. ...
US Sailing Leadership Forum: Ken Read on what makes the sport tick
By Sail-World, ,
8:58 AM Mon 10 Feb 2014 GMT
North Sails' President, the effervescent Ken Read, was on form at one of the keynote addresses at the recent US Sailing Leadership Forum held last week. In this video of his presentation to the 2014 forum, Read outlines his thoughts on the state of the sport, its potential and future direction. Plus hear what he think is holding the sport back. Very entertaining, as always. ...
18ft Skiff Championship - Seve prepares to beat off challengers
By Frank Quealey, ,
8:51 AM Mon 10 Feb 2014 GMT
JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship 2014 - Seve already has six wins in the championship, including one as sheet hand on Euan McNicol’s Club Marine in 2005. His Gotta Love It 7 wins came in 2008, then 2010-2013, inclusive. Iain’s wins were consecutive from 1977-1982. ...
A-Class Pre-Worlds and Nationals: Almost a countback to Ashby
By Heather Forbes, ,
10:54 AM Sun 9 Feb 2014 GMT
After two days of cancelled racing, and a long day out on the water, the National series was completed yesterday.
2012 London Olympic silver medalist and 2013 World and European Champion in the Olympic 49er skiff, Peter Burling is the 2014 National A Class Champion. ...
A-Cat Worlds: Images from the NZ Nationals *Feature
By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, Takapuna ,
9:52 AM Sun 9 Feb 2014 GMT
Images from the NZ National Championships for the A-class catamaran, sailed from Takapuna Beach. The pre-Worlds event attracted 81 competitors, but was shortened to just one day because of strong onshore winds. ...
18ft Skiffs Australian Championship final race
By Frank Quealey, ,
8:40 AM Sun 9 Feb 2014 GMT
Gotta Love It 7 became the 2013-2014 Australian 18ft Skiff champion after another brilliant win in the final race of the championship on Sydney Harbour today.
Seve Jarvin, Scott Babbage and Ed Smythe (replacing the regular for’ard hand Sam Newton, who was married yesterday) again proved their dominance with the 2 rig on the North-East course to win by 53 seconds. ...
Clipper Round the World Brisbane to Singapore Race 8 stopped
By Sail-world.com, ,
4:20 AM Sun 9 Feb 2014 GMT
Clipper Round the World Brisbane - Race 8 update: Fleet to continue motor sailing
Justin Taylor, the Race Director of the Clipper Race, has reviewed the expected weather forecasts for the South China Sea for phase B of Race 8 and it is clear that there is not enough wind to race to Singapore. ...
Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition qualification system published
By ISAF, ,
5:10 PM Sat 8 Feb 2014 GMT
The qualification system for the 2016 Olympic Sailing Qualification has now been published. The Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition regatta venue is the Marina da Glória with racing taking place inside and outside the Guanabara Bay and will feature 380 athletes competing across 10 events. ...
Kaenon Interviews: Peter Burling and Glenn Ashby on foiling *Feature
By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, ,
1:01 PM Sat 8 Feb 2014 GMT
Sail-World.com's NZ Editor talks with two members of the Kaenon team at the A-class World Championships, Peter Burling and Glenn Ashby, on how the day's racing went in the NZ Nationals, and about foiling in the 18ft singlehanded catamaran. ...
A-Cat NZ Nationals: Olympic Silver medalists take top three places *Feature
By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, Takapuna Beach ,
8:51 AM Sat 8 Feb 2014 GMT
Newly signed Emirates Team NZ sailor, Peter Burling, has won the New Zealand A-Class National Championship sailed off Takapuna Beach today.
The current World 49er Champion, and winner of the recent Red Bull Youth America's Cup beat seven time world champion, Glenn Ashby (AUS) , who is also a team mate at Emirates Team NZ. ...
Olympics 2016 - No Stars to shine in Rio
By Sail-World.com, ,
3:30 AM Sat 8 Feb 2014 GMT
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) confirmed on Thursday that the Star class will not be sailing in the Rio 2016 Olympics, according to a report from Brazilian media published today. The official recognition came with the release of the classification criteria for the Olympics, which closes any possibility of inclusion of new classes, as it would need a change to rules that are already in p ...
More changes in store for Navitus Bay wind farm boundary
By Royal Yachting Association, ,
12:44 PM Fri 7 Feb 2014 GMT
Developers of the wind farm which would be located off the Dorset coast have announced further changes to the boundary which remove the northernmost part – the ‘top triangle’- altogether. Previous changes to the northernmost boundary were made in December 2012 following navigational concerns from the RYA. ...
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