| News for the Last 30 Days - UK
Route du Rhum - Damage toll rises as fleet pushes on
By Marie Le Berrigaud - Perochon, ,
6:11 PM Tue 4 Nov 2014 GMT
A helicopter rescue after a boat was struck by lightning is added to the toll of damage on La Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe this Tuesday afternoon, but in general the 3,542 mile race to Guadeloupe has settled in to a more usual normality as weather and sea conditions eased slightly. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel is sailing their own race
By Stefan Coppers, Team Brunel, ,
4:36 PM Tue 4 Nov 2014 GMT
While Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing and Dongfeng Race Team are battling for the lead in the Volvo Ocean Race, Team Brunel is sailing their own race. 'We are still sailing in third place but we pushing hard to grab an opportunity to improve on that,' says Gerd-Jan Poortman. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - Day 24 on board Team SCA
By Corinna Halloran, ,
4:05 PM Tue 4 Nov 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Corinna Halloran reports on day 24 for Team SCA. There are essential elements to living comfortably on board Team SCA: gas for the kettle, a pot for cooking the food, fresh water, and a working toilet (aka head). ...
Ainslie’s Olympic class successor joins Ben Ainslie Racing
By Ben Ainslie Racing, ,
12:30 PM Tue 4 Nov 2014 GMT
Their rivalry was one of the most compelling stories of the lead-up to the London 2012 Olympics – a classic narrative as Scott, the apprentice and former training partner, attempted to unseat the dominant figure of the previous generation, and win the single Team GBR place at the Games. History records that Ainslie won selection, and then won his fourth gold medal. ...
2015 IRC Double Handed National Championships dates revealed
By Robert Lamb, ,
12:16 PM Tue 4 Nov 2014 GMT
Mike Golding OBE unveiled the dates for the 2015 IRC Double Handed National Championships at the RSYC’s Double Handed prizegiving this last weekend. The championships will be held on Friday 18th and Saturday 19th September 2015 and will take place in the Solent. ...
ISAF Annual Conference 2014 - 4 November summary
By ISAF, ,
10:11 AM Tue 4 Nov 2014 GMT
It has been another busy day at the 2014 ISAF Annual Conference in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Today's agenda saw the meetings of the Equipment Control and Special Regulations Sub-committees, World Youth Sailing Trust, Constitution Committee, IFDS AGM and the Race Officials Committee. ...
2014 Rolex Middle Sea Race on J/122 Artie - How we won!
By Christian Ripard, Gzira ,
9:10 AM Tue 4 Nov 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Middle Sea Race - This was my fifth RMSR on the J 122 ‘Artie ’ and eighth together as co skipper with Lee. It also is my fourth Overall Win with a J Boat 1996 J 105 BIGFOOT – 2001 J125 Strait Dealer – 2011 J122 Artie and 2014 J122 Artie again. ...
2014 RYA Olympic Classes National Ranking Series - Champions crowned
By RYA, ,
5:45 AM Tue 4 Nov 2014 GMT
2014 RYA Olympic Classes National Ranking Series - British Sailing Team members topped the leaderboards this weekend (1-2 November) as Hayling Island Sailing Club staged the third and final instalment of the 2014 RYA Olympic Classes National Ranking Series. ...
Inspirational Hilary opens doors to new Herne Bay Sailing Facilities
By RYA, ,
5:10 AM Tue 4 Nov 2014 GMT
History-making Kent sailor, Hilary Lister, urged more local people to take advantage of first class sailing opportunities on their doorsteps when she officially opened Herne Bay Sailing Club’s new £50,000 boat store and training facilities on Sunday (2nd November). ...
Four brand new boats kick start the RS Aero 5 training program
By Peter Barton, ,
4:52 AM Tue 4 Nov 2014 GMT
The RS Aero5 squad kicked off their first of five training weekends in conjunction with the RS Tera squad in pleasingly mild temperatures, glorious sunshine and a perfect medium breeze. Five keen young sailors and one, slightly less young, Tera parent joined the 55 Teras for a busy weekend of initiation. ...
2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - The Mettraux sisters
By Agathe Armand, ,
4:27 AM Tue 4 Nov 2014 GMT
2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - Sitting inside Team SCA’s base in Cape Town, the rain pouring outside, shore crew busily running around preparing for the girls’ arrival this week, she smiles as she sees her sister Justine caught on camera. ...
2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - Damage on Dongfeng
By Jonno Turner, ,
4:01 AM Tue 4 Nov 2014 GMT
2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - The padeye is a small but strong, stainless steel hardware fitting that holds huge loads from the Masthead Gennaker sail – and as gallons of salt water rushed into the cockpit, the team had to move quickly to get it under control. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Onboard - latest video, images and reports - Day 22
By Richard Gladwell, ,
3:22 AM Tue 4 Nov 2014 GMT
The On Board Reporters write, shoot and video about their experiences and view from Leg 1, Day 22 of the Volvo Ocean race as the boats get their second dose of the Roaring Forties. Fast times and and a damaged broken boat. first see this video discussion between former Puma skipper in the last two Volvo Ocean Races, Ken Read, and one of his former competitors, Ian Walker, of Abu Dhabi OR ...
Volvo Ocean Race - Carlin's rundown on Team Vestas Wind
By Brian Carlin, Team Vestas Wind, ,
10:29 PM Mon 3 Nov 2014 GMT
I think today I’ll keep this short because it’s very, very difficult to write at 32 knts. So here’s the run down for Team Vestas Wind in the Volvo Ocean Race in order of what fans we have out there: Firstly you hardcore sailing buffs: This is the Volvo Ocean Race and I see now why they take a good break between races. Conditions like today’s both break you and make you. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel ducking Southern Ocean waves
By Stefan Coppers, Team Brunel, ,
10:23 PM Mon 3 Nov 2014 GMT
It’s quarter to eight somewhere in the Southern Ocean, slightly more than 1,000 nautical miles from Cape Town in the Volvo Ocean Race. In a quarter of an hour, Gerd-Jan 'Johnny' Poortman will start his shift on deck, which is completely awash. Icy water is streaming through the cockpit. The men who are still on shift and will shortly disappear below are wearing fireman’s helmets on deck. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: One more night on Leg 1 - close finish predicted *Feature
By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, ,
10:17 PM Mon 3 Nov 2014 GMT
The Volvo Ocean Race has just a day and one night left before the finish on Cape Town.
On the basis of projected times from Predictwind, four boats are calculated to finish in the space of an hour, however they are subject to differing wind conditions and the outcome will be in doubt right to the finish. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - Southern Ocean fever for Team SCA
By Corinna Halloran, ,
10:05 PM Mon 3 Nov 2014 GMT
Team SCA is enjoying the fast and relentless conditions of the Southern Ocean in the Volvo Ocean Race. Much like the anticipation for the arrival of the first big snowfall, for weeks we have been 'patiently' waiting to arrive to the Southern Ocean—to sail in the fast, heavy conditions with the Albatross. ...
America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ holds foiling camp in Bay of Islands *Feature
By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, ,
9:54 PM Mon 3 Nov 2014 GMT
The Emirates Team New Zealand sailing team got together as a full group for the first time of the AC35 campaign for an intensive week sailing in the exciting foiling Moth yachts.
It was also an opportunity to begin the process of planning and plotting the next America's Cup challenge. ...
Star Sailors League Finals - The return of Fredrik Loof
By Alex D'Agosta, ,
7:48 PM Mon 3 Nov 2014 GMT
Fredrik Loof is to Sweden what Scheidt and Grael are to Brazil. Well on par with the rest of the champions gathering in Nassau (Bahamas) for the second Star Sailors League Finals. The only big question is who will actually win, especially considering the quality of the sailors competing. ...
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Comanche sets course for Australia
By Bridgid Murphy, ,
7:34 PM Mon 3 Nov 2014 GMT
The 70th edition of world-famous Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race has attracted a record-equalling five 100 foot super maxis, and the last of the ocean racing machines to hit the water has just left Charleston, USA, bound for the start line in Australia on December 26th. ...
RYA Training Almanac goes digital
By Emma Slater, ,
7:22 PM Mon 3 Nov 2014 GMT
Further enhancing its eBook offering, the RYA has introduced the RYA Training Almanac - Northern (e-TAN) and Southern (e-TAS) hemisphere eBooks. The new digital format makes them easier to use, update and keep relevant for students and instructors alike. ...
Top 10 reasons ISAF should approve Theatre Style in November
By Ben Remocker, ,
5:33 PM Mon 3 Nov 2014 GMT
Since 2010 the 49er class has been investigating, testing and exploring exciting ways to conclude regattas. The Theatre Style concept is now up for a final vote this week at the ISAF Annual Conference on inclusion at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. The concept will either be killed off (and we go back to one double point medal race) or it will be adopted. ...
Ambush: seriously for sale
By Ambush Marketing, Hong Kong ,
5:10 PM Mon 3 Nov 2014 GMT
Ambush came out of McConaghy’s yard in Xuhai in time for the 2008 China Coast Regatta which she promptly won, and since then has amassed an impressive set of battle honours from the blustery long distance Hong Kong-Vietnam Race to the short, sharp cans and islands races of the HHYC Typhoon Series. ...
European Freestyle Expression - Champion crowned at Six Fours
By EFPT, ,
3:22 PM Mon 3 Nov 2014 GMT
Wind or no-wind. The forecasted light South wind left us hoping for a local effect that would make it stronger and make a freestyle competition possible at the 2014 EFE, yet it didn’t fill in which left organisers, crew and riders disappointed after all. ...
ISAF Annual Conference 2014 - 3 November summary
By ISAF, ,
10:59 AM Mon 3 Nov 2014 GMT
The third day of the ISAF Annual Conference in Palma de Mallorca, Spain was full of interesting debates and open discussions that will look to take the sport forward through to the 2015. ...