| News for the Last 30 Days - UK
RS300 Sprint Championship at Rutland SC + Video
By Steve ‘Harold Abrahams’ Bolland, ,
3:57 PM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
A fantastic entry of 24 RS300s appeared on the starting blocks of the annual Sprint Championship hosted once again by the excellent Rutland Sailing Club. The first round of three, 20 minute races on Saturday morning saw the athletes subjected to a wind-assisted 11m/s down the back straight which caused all kind of problems to just about everyone at some point ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres – World’s best to race on French Riviera
By ISAF, ,
3:44 PM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
The ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres will see Olympic medallists, World Champions and ISAF Sailing World Cup medallists compete as the 2013-2014 series draws to a close. More than 1,100 sailors across ten Olympic and two Paralympic events will race on the French Riviera from Monday 21 April through to Saturday 26 April. ...
Rolex China Sea Race – Fleet off to a clean start
By KPMS, ,
3:21 PM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
The 27th edition of the 565nm Rolex China Sea Race commenced today with a fleet of 34 international yachts. With Hong Kong’s impressive skyscraper skyline forming a domineering backdrop, the fleet made a clean start under a steady easterly breeze of eight knots. ...
RORC Easter Challenge – Tokoloshe to lead the charge
By James Boyd, ,
3:13 PM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
The RORC's UK season commences on the Solent this Good Friday with the three day long Easter Challenge. As an indication that Britain is slowly extricating itself from recession, there are a few new boats in the Solent this year. ...
RS200 Sprint Championships at Rutland
By Julian Bradley & Claire Walsh, ,
2:54 PM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
A fleet of twenty 200s were one of several flavours of RS gathered for their annual splash and dash, The Sprints. Ignore those who say the format is kerazy, bada-bing, bada-boom, the Rutland people have it off to a ‘T’ (thanks to John Fothergill, David Rowlands and team). ...
2016 Vendée Globe: Where are the women?
By Vendée Globe, ,
12:18 PM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
Vendée Globe 2016 - Lining up at the start of the Everest of the Seas in 1996, Isabelle Autissier and Catherine Chabaud opened the Vendée Globe up to women. The former was forced to stop in Cape Town to repair her rudder, after being up there with the frontrunners. ...
America's Cup: Expected de Ridder penalty should be reduced *Feature
By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, Auckland, NZ ,
10:28 AM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
The predicted penalty of a five year suspension from the sport, for Oracle Team USA wingsail trimmer, Dirk de Ridder, would appear to be extreme by international standards. The case is due to go before the International Sailing Federation's Review Board in late April. They will consider the report from the Disciplinary Commission, which is the body believed to have recommended a five year penalty ...
Intense week of training for Phil Sharp
By Phil Sharp Racing, ,
12:15 AM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
Check out the latest from sailor Phil Sharp on the intense week of endurance training. ...
World Youth Sailing Week – Second edition officially presented + Video
By Elena Giolai, ,
12:06 AM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
At a press conference organised by ‘Vela Garda Trentino’ together with the sailing clubs involved there was the official presentation of the second ‘World Youth Sailing Week’ an event dedicated to youth sailing and taking place in the Garda Trentino region during the week of Easter. The event comprises a series of regattas organised in the Alto Garda region. ...
Rolex China Sea Race - Sailing classic returns
By KPMS, ,
12:00 AM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
Final preparations are underway for the 27th Rolex China Sea Race, Asia’s principal offshore competition which gets underway on Wednesday, 16 April. A fleet of 34 yachts from eight countries are expected to make the start line in Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong ahead of a 565-nm race through the South China Sea to Subic Bay, The Philippines. ...
RYA Youth National Championships - Action-packed day 2 + Video
By Matt Carter, ,
11:06 PM Tue 15 Apr 2014 GMT
On day two of the RYA Youth National Championships, the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy welcomed superb sunshine, big waves and a fresh 15-18 knots as racing ramped up. ...
Les Voiles de St Barth – Fired up for battle
By Fabrice Thomazeau, ,
5:48 PM Tue 15 Apr 2014 GMT
It may be close to the end of the Caribbean sailing season, but the sailors on 70 boats registered for this fifth edition of Les Voiles de St. Barth are freshly fired up for friendly battles against some top competitors before they head north to the U.S. and across the 'pond' to the UK and Europe to chase an endless sailing season. ...
Pace steps up for Brooks Macdonald Warsash Spring Series
By Flavia Bateson, Hampshire ,
3:17 PM Tue 15 Apr 2014 GMT
It was a busy time for Warsash Sailing Club on 12th-13th April with racing on both days for the opening of the Brooks Macdonald Warsash Spring Championship and the fifth Sunday of the Spring Series. As the weather became warmer, entry numbers have increased so that some 140 boats were out to enjoy the full schedule of racing. ...
CNN Mainsail Down Under for the 75th JJ Giltinan Trophy - 18ft skiffs
By CNN Mainsail, ,
1:10 PM Tue 15 Apr 2014 GMT
Shirley Robertson and the CNN Mainsail team have been DownUnder and filed this video report on the 18ft skiffs, their history, characters and current sailors.
Robertson, a double Olympic Gold Medalist, talks with several past and present 18ft skiff sailors, including iain Murray, John Winning, Seve Jarvin and 98 year old Billy Barnett. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: North Sails on outfitting the Volvo 65
By North Sails Media, ,
12:22 PM Tue 15 Apr 2014 GMT
When it comes to the Volvo Ocean Race (or any ocean race for that matter), Bruno Dubois is North Sails' point man. His thousands of ocean miles and 25 years of sailmaking have something to do with it. A veteran of the Transat Jacques Vabre, Jules Verne and Whitbread Round the World Race, he is a Corel 45 world champion and Mini Transat winner. ...
Image gallery: James Cook High's Royal encounter on Steinlager 2 *Feature
By Richard Gladwell, ,
10:35 AM Tue 15 Apr 2014 GMT
Soon after HRH the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had finished their Royal Matchrace on Auckland, the NZ Sailing Trust's Steinlager II passed close by the Royals, as she returned by a day sail with a full crew from Jame Cook High from south Auckland. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - Maersk Line named shipping partner
By Volvo Ocean Race, ,
10:15 AM Tue 15 Apr 2014 GMT
The world's largest shipping company, Maersk Line, has been revealed as the Volvo Ocean Race’s shipping partner for the 2014-15 edition starting in October with the challenge of keeping offshore sailing’s toughest global event on track in over 10 countries, four continents and five oceans. ...
Royal Southern Match Cup entrants include three WMRT card holders
By Peta Stuart-Hunt, ,
9:51 AM Tue 15 Apr 2014 GMT
The Royal Southern Yacht Club has now released the list of competitors for their ISAF Grade 2 Royal Southern Match Cup to be held in Hamble from 12 - 15 June. With entries from three of the eight Alpari World Match Race Tour card holders headed by World No. two Ian Williams (GBR), this is the strongest match racing field to be seen racing in UK waters for many years. ...
Congressional Cup - Victory for Taylor Canfield and crew
By Rich Roberts (As Amended by ISAF), ,
4:57 AM Tue 15 Apr 2014 GMT
In the 50th Congressional Cup, world number one Taylor Canfield (USA) and his crew sailed an unforgiving and mistake free defense to win the championship final with two wins to world number two Ian Williams' (GBR) one to collect the traditional Crimson Blazer. ...
Oyster Regatta Antigua - Glorious conditions prevail on final day
By Louay Habib, ,
9:04 PM Mon 14 Apr 2014 GMT
For the final day of racing at the Oyster Regatta Antigua, glorious but lighter conditions prevailed. The Oyster fleet was a magnificent sight, flying spinnakers for a predominantly downwind race from Nonsuch Bay to English Harbour Antigua. Even the wildlife turned out to watch with sunfish and sea turtles coming to the surface in the divine Caribbean swell. ...
RYA Youth National Championships: Waiting for the wind on day 1 +Video
By Matt Carter, ,
8:23 PM Mon 14 Apr 2014 GMT
The RYA Youth National Championships 2014 kicked off today (Monday 14 April) for the majority of classes at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy as a light building breeze greeted the record breaking entry of 392 sailors at the RYA’s premier youth racing event. ...
RYA Olympic Classes Spring Series – Glorious conditions at the WPNSA
By Matt Carter, ,
6:09 PM Mon 14 Apr 2014 GMT
Sailors revelled in glorious conditions the weekend of 12-13 April as the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy held the second installment of the RYA Olympic Classes Spring Series. With 8-12 knots and superb sunshine across the two days of racing, the annual Spring Series event witnessed some impressive racing across the five Olympic and three Paralympic classes inside Portland Harbour. ...
RS400 Sprint Championships – 83 race across four clubs
By Paul Allen, ,
6:04 PM Mon 14 Apr 2014 GMT
What a great start to the year. With 25 RS400s at the Sprint Champs, 21 boats at Findhorn, 10 boats racing at Notts County, and a bumper 27 turnout at the Irish eastern, that's 83 400s racing at just four clubs this past weekend. ...
Anna Tunnicliffe - from CrossFit to Extreme 40's
By Anna Tunnicliffe, ,
5:33 PM Mon 14 Apr 2014 GMT
These days, twice Rolex Sailor of the Year and Olympic Gold medalist, Anna Tunnicliffe (USA) alternates between sailing aboard Alinghi in the Extreme Sailing Series, and chasing a serious ranking in the world of CrossFit. In her blog, Anna Tunniclffe gives this insight into the world of CrossFit, before she heads for Qingdao and the next round for the Extreme Sailing Series: ...
Image Gallery: Stratis SL33 flies on the Waitemata
By Richard Gladwell,Sail-world.com/nz, ,
11:56 AM Mon 14 Apr 2014 GMT
Perhaps more familar as the test platform for Emirates Team NZ, the SL33 is available as a production catamaran, and is now fitted as a foiler.
William Calver from oceanphotography.co.nz took some amazing photos of Mike Sanderson's Stratis SL33, in full flight, ahead of its release as a production one design foiler. ...