| News for the Last 30 Days - UK
Dragon Edinburgh Cup - Overall and Corinthian winners decided
By Rupert Holmes, ,
8:07 PM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
Day five at the Dragon Edinburgh Cup saw tensions rise in an incredibly close race in unstable winds that saw the top five boats separated by just 12 seconds at the start of the final beat. ...
Volvo Cork Week - Front runners emerge on day 3
By Louay Habib, ,
7:48 PM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
Unsettled weather provided changeable conditions for day three of racing at Volvo Cork Week. The day started with bright sunshine and balmy conditions, causing a short postponement for many classes and light rain (honestly!) and a stiffer breeze was encountered during the day. ...
Finn Silver Cup - Frustration grows following light wind day
By Robert Deaves, ,
7:27 PM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
The weather is throwing is best and its worst at the Finn Silver Cup sailors. After Wednesday was lost through too strong winds, another day was lost Thursday with not enough wind. The day spent in sweltering temperatures and no wind, and while one race was started, it was abandoned at the windward mark as the wind vanished into the humid Dutch air. ...
Artemis Offshore Academy prepares for 5th Selection Trials
By Artemis Offshore Academy, ,
6:48 PM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
Following on from a successful British Solitaire du Figaro in 2014, the Artemis Offshore Academy is about to go full circle once again with it’s fifth annual Selection Trials. ...
Nacra 17 Europeans - Big winds halt racing in La Grande Motte
By Camille El Beze, ,
6:30 PM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
The strong Mistral gusting up to 30kts at times meant it was too windy for the first scheduled Finals day of racing at the Nacra 17 European Championships. Racing is billed to resume Friday with a start sequence planned from 1000hrs local time. ...
RS500 Worlds - Countdown underway to Cercle Nautique de Loctudy action
By Pip Baily, ,
5:59 PM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
With less than four weeks to go until the RS500 World Championships at Cercle Nautique de Loctudy, in Brittany – France, we are extremely excited that entrants are already up to 50 boats for the event. The event has been inundated with entries in the last couple of days from France, Italy, Sweden and Great Britain, with we hope more to follow in the final run up to the Championships. ...
49er and 49erFX Europeans - Tough end to qualifying phase + Video
By Andy Rice, ,
5:28 PM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
Twenty knot winds - gusting to 25 - made for a tough but exhilarating end to the qualifying phase of the Seiko 49er and 49erFX European Championship in Helsinki today. France’s Manu Dyen and Stephane Christidis hammered home scores of 1,2,1,2 to take the lead in the 83-boat men’s 49er fleet, while Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze lead the women’s 51-strong 49erFX division. ...
Soto 40 World Championship - Competition strengthens in Valencia
By Soto 40 Media, ,
5:14 PM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
Today we celebrated the third day of races at the Soto 40 World Championship in Valencia’s waters. The winners were the boats Earlybird, property of Hendrik Brandis, and Tony Buckingham’s Ngoni, which returned to top position overall with 19 points. It was also a hard day of work for the Umpires. ...
New Classification Code for consultation released by the IPC
By IPC, ,
3:40 PM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) released the first draft of a new Classification Code on Thursday (10 July), marking the launch of the latest round of consultation. The revised Code, due for release in 2017, was developed from a first period of consultation during 2013 which gathered responses from around the Paralympic Movement on the existing version of the Code. ...
Clipper Round The World Yacht Race fleet heads for London
By Clipper Ventures, ,
3:32 PM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet has departed The Netherlands in the final stage of the world’s longest and toughest ocean race, which returns to London this Saturday (12 July) after covering more than 40,000 miles between six continents over eleven months. ...
ISAF Youth Worlds - Young Brits ready to make their mark
By Matt Carter, ,
2:57 PM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
Twelve of Great Britain’s most promising young sailors are all set to make their mark on the world stage when racing at the 44th ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships gets underway on Monday (14 July). The event, being staged in Tavira, Portugal, will see over 371 of the world’s top Olympic hopefuls from 68 nations competing for honours at the world’s premier youth sail racing event. ...
RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show - Win a Suzuki powered Rigiflex safety boat
By Susie NationGrainger, ,
2:33 PM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
The RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show and Suzuki Marine are offering you the chance to win a brand new Suzuki powered Rigiflex safety boat for your club worth over £4,500 (RRP), to celebrate the launch of three new RYA recommended safety boat packages from Suzuki Marine. ...
Panerai British Classic Week - Entry list grows as famous yachts join
By Mary Scott-Jackson, ,
2:18 PM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
From 12 to 19 July, Cowes Yacht Haven will play host to the 2014 edition of Panerai British Classic Week. Once again classic yachts from across the UK and Europe will come together to race and celebrate all that is best in classic yachting with some 50 yachts participating in this tenth anniversary edition of the regatta. ...
Foiling Week: Moth Invitational Regatta - Rob Gough victorious
By Domenico Boffi, ,
1:50 PM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
The Foiling Week is in full swing: the last conference day and mixed race are about to happen after
the Moth National Championship and Invitational. The initial perfect Garda conditions gave way to a more unstable weather that didn’t' allow the awaited mixed fleet racing to happen in the last two days. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - Abu Dhabi and Team Alvimedi head for England
By Volvo Ocean Race, ,
11:40 AM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
Two Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 rival crews have set out for transatlantic crossings from Newport, Rhode Island to the United Kingdom this week as preparations for the event start in October continued to heat up. ...
Volvo Cars RS Feva GP - Report from Stokes Bay SC
By Harvey Martin, ,
8:31 AM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
A total of 48 boats entered, most arriving on Saturday morning to find breezy conditions and big swell. The fleet launched with a start line just 100 m from the shore, providing spectators with an excellent view of the race course. Some competitors decided it was too breezy to sail and waited on shore for calmer conditions. ...
FISU World University Match Racing Championships - GBR women win gold
By Tony Mapplebeck, ,
2:56 AM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
Team Vose, Nagel, Prime and Peters dominated the match racing at Lake Ledro last week to win the FISU (International University Sports Federation) Women’s Match Racing Worlds, bringing home a women’s gold medal for the first time. The Open teams of Wilkinson and Miller fared less well, in the very tricky conditions, finishing in 15th and eighth respectively. ...
2014 Seiko 49er and 49erFX European Championship - Day 2
By Icarus Sailing, ,
2:12 AM Thu 10 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 49er and 49erFX European Championship - Day two of the 2014 49er and 49erFX European Championship was a non-issue. There was no wind in the morning but it was forecast to be hot inland so there was hope for a sea breeze. Some clouds formed over this city in the early afternoon, however, so that killed any hopes for the day. ...
Volvo Ocean Race teams Abu Dhabi and Alvimedica leave Newport, RI
By Donna Erichsen, Newport, RI ,
10:33 PM Wed 9 Jul 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race teams Abu Dhabi and Alvimedica leave Newport for their transatlantic training run. ...
Half Ton Classics Cup - Champagne conditions on Day 2 + Video
By Fiona Brown, ,
9:44 PM Wed 9 Jul 2014 GMT
Likely one of the most scenic short offshore races ever, perfectly describes the course set for today's fourth race at the Half Ton Classics Cup 2014, which took the sailors from Saint-Quay-Portrieux, along the cliffs of Northern Brittany, around the stunning Ile de Bréhat archipelago and back, a distance of just under 40 miles. ...
Volvo Cork Week - Three bullets for ballistic catapult
By Louay Habib, ,
7:31 PM Wed 9 Jul 2014 GMT
The fast high performance yachts racing at Volvo Cork Week enjoyed the unique Slalom Course today, the triangular course has an offset mark which forces the crew to gybe half way down the reaching leg, providing high octane manoeuvres in close quarters with other yachts. ...
Nacra 17 Europeans - Besson and Riou lead the overall standings
By Camille El Beze, ,
7:11 PM Wed 9 Jul 2014 GMT
Counting no worse than second places World Champions Billy Besson and Marie Riou (FRA) lead the overall standings after five races at the Nacra 17 European Championships at La Grande Motte as the fleet split into a 40 strong Gold fleet and 31 Silver fleet. Two further races were sailed in very variable, shifty offshore and cross offshore winds which rose and fell between five and 25kts ...
Dragon Edinburgh Cup - Fabulous day 4 in Lymington
By Rupert Holmes, ,
7:00 PM Wed 9 Jul 2014 GMT
Today saw another fabulous day of tight racing for the 24 teams in the 2014 Dragon Edinburgh Cup supported by Aberdeen Asset Management. The sun shone, while the fresh, unstable north-north westerly breeze ensured plenty of place changing. ...
Finn Silver Cup - No racing as big winds hit Hoorn
By Robert Deaves, ,
6:32 PM Wed 9 Jul 2014 GMT
No racing was possible on day four at the Finn Silver Cup in Hoorn as strong winds caused the abandonment of all racing. The fleet was sent out on time for the scheduled start at 12.00 but it soon became apparent that the wind was above sensible limits with many boats capsizing in the fierce gusts. ...
Soto 40 World Championship - Uon claims the lead in Valencia
By Soto 40 Media, ,
5:48 PM Wed 9 Jul 2014 GMT
At the Soto 40 World Championship, three more races were completed in weather conditions that created difficulties for the Race Committee and the staff of Real Club Náutico de Valencia who are helping to set the course. Today winners were Alegre, Noticia IV and Bigamist, while José Manuel Caldeira’s Uon added a 2°, 5° and 2° position and occupies top position in the Overall with 13 points. ...