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A-Class Worlds: Away with the birds on Day 4
By Heather Forbes and Richard Gladwell, ,
10:39 AM Sat 15 Feb 2014 GMT
Winds hovered around the 10 knots mark for both races on Day 4 of the 2014 World Championship for the International A-Class catamarans.
Many of the sailors were forced to sail through a couple of thousand, of what were thought to be, Petrels sitting on the course ...
Peninsula Petroleum triumph in long race at RC44 Virgin Gorda Cup
By RC44 Class Association, ,
4:01 AM Sat 15 Feb 2014 GMT
In a change to the normal RC44 race format, the fleet switched their typical windward-leeward course for a long distance race. From Virgin Gorda’s North Sound, the fleet hoisted their kites into the Caribbean Sea, before rounding Guana Island with a long beat back to the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda. ...
Gladwell's Line: The fantastic A-Cats *Feature
By Richard Gladwell, Sail-world.com/nz, ,
11:08 PM Fri 14 Feb 2014 GMT
This event is providing probably the most stunning racing ever seen in New Zealand. It has attracted a very classy field with many America’s Cup sailors, many A-Class World Champions, top designers – all sailing in the most spectacular international class world championship. There are at least five Olympic Medalists competing plus one AC72 helmsman. ...
EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour: Team Abu Dhabi to join in on the action
By Daphne Morgan Barnicoat, ,
3:01 PM Fri 14 Feb 2014 GMT
EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour is happy to confirm that Team Abu Dhabi from the UAE will take part as a special guest in the second inport race in the UAE capital tomorrow. The welcomed news follows Abu Dhabi Sailing and Yacht Club continued support for the event with the club taking full of advantage of the race coming to its shores. ...
RYA commences search for inspirational volunteers
By Susie NationGrainger, ,
1:33 PM Fri 14 Feb 2014 GMT
The RYA has officially commenced the search for 2014’s most inspirational volunteers by opening nominations for the 2014 RYA Volunteer Awards. These longstanding awards recognise the outstanding contributions made to our sport by volunteers throughout the UK. ...
Hobie 16 World Championships – Top 56 finalists revealed
By Steve Fields: Hobie Cat Australasia, ,
10:17 AM Fri 14 Feb 2014 GMT
At the Hobie 16 World Championships, last night there were both cheers and tears as the fleet was cut and our 56 finalists were revealed. While there were commiserations for some, there wasn’t too much celebrating for our finalists as there was some pretty serious work to do this morning! It’s day one of the finals! ...
Tight at top of leaderboard as Clipper Race passes half way mark
By Clipper Ventures, ,
3:45 AM Fri 14 Feb 2014 GMT
2013 - 14 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race- Just over one point now separates the top two teams as Henri Lloyd wins Race 8, The Old Pulteney Navigator Cup, into Singapore. ...
RC44 Virgin Gorda Cup - Peninsula Petroleum emerges as early leader
By Jo Grindley, ,
10:44 PM Thu 13 Feb 2014 GMT
At the RC44 Virgin Gorda Cup, as the fleet racing got underway, it was another perfect Caribbean sailing day for the fleet. 12-17 knots from the east and flat water, allowed the race committee to lay a 1.1 mile course along the North Sound, and slot in four races. ...
The HISC Perisher Pursuit Race 2014 - HISC Perisher cancelled
By Sarah Johnson, ,
9:40 PM Thu 13 Feb 2014 GMT
The HISC Perisher Pursuit Race 2014 - Unfortunately the HISC Racing Committee have taken the decision to cancel the HISC Perisher Pursuit Race planned for Saturday 15th February 2014 due to the exceptional weather conditions expected at the weekend. ...
Kaenon Interviews: A - Class Worlds with Ray Davies and Glenn Ashby *Feature
By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, Takapuna, NZ ,
9:28 PM Thu 13 Feb 2014 GMT
Sail-World's NZ Editor, Richard Gladwell talks with Glenn Ashby and Ray Davies who are part of the eight strong team all sponsored by Kaenon sunglasses at the 2014 A-Class Catamaran World Championships. Glenn Ashby has retaken the series lead after he was able to drop the race in which he broke his rudder. ...
RYA Dinghy Show - Competitions aplenty this March
By Emma Slater, ,
9:15 PM Thu 13 Feb 2014 GMT
With under a month to go until the doors open on the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show 2014 (01-02 March, Alexandra Palace, London), there are a whole host of competitions for you to get involved in, leading up to the show and during the event itself. ...
Antigua Dragon YC Challenge on Falmouth Harbour
By Louay Habib, ,
8:00 PM Thu 13 Feb 2014 GMT
The inaugural Antigua Dragon YC Challenge comprised a week of gentlemen's racing in the tight confines of Falmouth Harbour and the exhilarating ocean swell of Antigua. Nine highly competitive races were held over five days with yachts representing world famous yacht clubs. ...
RORC Caribbean 600 - Tradition Guadeloupe 60th entry
By Trish Jenkins, ,
7:42 PM Thu 13 Feb 2014 GMT
The sixth edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 has received its 60th entry as Class40 Tradition Guadeloupe, skippered by Willy Bissainte. Tradition Guadeloupe's sail number is also six so this may be a lucky entry for those with a superstitious nature! ...
Extreme Sailing Series - Teams reveal line-ups ahead of Act 1 + Video
By Extreme Sailing Series, ,
1:17 PM Thu 13 Feb 2014 GMT
Extreme Sailing Series anticipation that has been building around the first act will come to a head as the first starting gun is fired, starting four days of Stadium Racing on Singapore’s world-famous Marina Bay, 20th-23rd February. ...
Rio Olympics 2016 - Silver medallist Glanfield announces retirement
By Lindsey Bell, ,
12:11 PM Thu 13 Feb 2014 GMT
Rio Olympic Games 2016 - Glanfield, 34, who claimed Olympic silver in Athens and Beijing, returned to the double-handed 470 class just a year ago after a four-year break, teaming up with London 2012 silver medallist Luke Patience in a bid to claim a first ever British Olympic gold in the class at Rio 2016. ...
Cruising on the Weta in the Hauraki Gulf
By Geoff Durham, Port Charlotte ,
11:54 AM Thu 13 Feb 2014 GMT
Geoff Durham, a keen Weta owner from Auckland, New Zealand talks about his last minute Weta cruise to Moturoa Island in the Hauraki Gulf last weekend:
Searching for a camping destination to sail to last week we settled on Motuora Island (6km east of Mahaurangi Harbour) and little did Lotte or I realize what a wonderful weekend our selected destination would provide! ...
Clipper Round The World Yacht Race fleet arrive in Singapore
By Ruth Harrington, ,
11:31 AM Thu 13 Feb 2014 GMT
Clipper Round The World Yacht Race 2013-14 – Race eight: The Old Pulteney Navigator Cup - part of the 16 stage Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - was particularly long and challenging due to unfavourable weather conditions which saw severe squalls, a water spout, stifling temperatures and wind holes frustrate the fleet. ...
A-Class Worlds: Carnage, Cartwheel and Capsizes on Day 3
By Heather Forbes, ,
11:25 AM Thu 13 Feb 2014 GMT
Winds of 18-20kts prevailed for both races sailed on Day 3 today of the 2014 A-Class Catamaran Worlds.
The upper limit for A Class racing is 22 knots so it was a day of carnage, cartwheels and chaos! ...
A-Class Worlds: Another clean sweep for Emirates Team NZ + Video
By Kerry Ellis, Takapuna, NZ ,
10:59 AM Thu 13 Feb 2014 GMT
Sailors from Emirates Team NZ dominated the third day of racing in the 2014 A-Class Catamaran World Championships, being held at Takapuna, Auckland.
Races 5 and 6 were sailed today in the heaviest conditions of the regatta thus far, the wind prior to the first race was gusting to 18.3 so the race committee waited for several big puffs to pass through before starting. Includes five minute video ...
RC44 Virgin Gorda Cup - Perfect match race conditions on Day 1
By Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, ,
10:30 AM Thu 13 Feb 2014 GMT
RC44 Virgin Gorda Cup - A steady 11-14 knot easterly breeze and flat water allowed the race committee to complete all nine flights inside the confines of Virgin Gorda's North Sound. Penalties flew and a few collisions meant it was an exciting day for both the sailors and the umpires alike at the event hosted by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda. ...
Hobie 16 World Championships 2014 – Race for top 56
By Steve Fields: Hobie Cat Australasia, ,
9:48 AM Thu 13 Feb 2014 GMT
Hobie 16 World Championships 2014 - Day three. Tonight the fleet will be cut to the top 56 competitors all vying for glory in the Hobie 16 World Championships finals starting tomorrow. ...
Teams arrive in Singapore for Old Pulteney Navigator Cup
4:06 AM Thu 13 Feb 2014 GMT
Great Britain and OneDLL celebrated finishing in second and third places respectively on arrival in Singapore today, while victors of Race 8, Henri Lloyd will arrive tomorrow (Thursday 13 February) along with the rest of the Clipper Race fleet. ...
RC44 Championship Tour - Perfect day at the RC44 Virgin Gorda Cup
By RC44 Class Association, ,
3:17 AM Thu 13 Feb 2014 GMT
RC44 Championship Tour - Virgin Gorda served up perfect match race conditions for the first day of the 2014 RC44 Championship Tour. A steady 11-14 knot easterly breeze and flat water allowed the race committee to complete all nine flights inside the confines of Virgin Gorda’s beautiful North Sound. Penalties flew and a few collisions meant it was an exciting day for both the sailors and the umpire ...
Mr Viggo Jacobsen, founder of IODA, turns 100 years young
By Jonas Døpping, Aarhus ,
10:37 PM Wed 12 Feb 2014 GMT
Viggo Jacobsen (the father of the Optimist Dinghy class) turns 100 on the 13th February 2014. The first Danish optimist dinghies sailed in Vordingborg, Hvidovre, and Roskilde. The first regatta for optimist dinghies took place in Vordingborg on the 24th April 1954, this was the beginning of the optimist dinghy era in Europe. ...
Cleanport Winter Match Race - Winner takes all final in Izola
By Cleanport, ,
9:37 PM Wed 12 Feb 2014 GMT
In a winner takes all final race at the ISAF Grade 3 Cleanport Winter Match Race in Izola, Slovenia, Austria's Max Trippolt overcame compatriot Christian Binder. Ten teams contested the opening Round Robin and racing got underway on Saturday 8 February in 5-10 knots of southerly breeze. ...
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