| News for the Last 30 Days - UK
Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe - Who will claim victory?
By Marie Le Berrigaud-Perochon, ,
6:44 PM Thu 30 Oct 2014 GMT
Line honours will go to one of the eight giant Ultimes but there are also victories to be gained in each of the four other classes. Here is a quick evaluation of the favourites at three days before La Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe. ...
Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe - IMOCA skippers set for battle
By Leslie Greenhalgh, ,
5:10 PM Thu 30 Oct 2014 GMT
On Wednesday 29 October in Saint Malo (France), the nine IMOCA skippers preparing to battle out the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe met with the media, not only to report on the race but also to put into perspective the future of the IMOCA Ocean Masters World Championship class and its forthcoming big dates, the Barcelona World Race and the future race calendar. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA coach Brad Jackson's thoughts on Leg 1
By Corinna Halloran, ,
3:40 PM Thu 30 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Team SCA coach Brad Jackson gives his thoughts on Leg 1. 'We very much understand what the girls are trying to do and who they are competing against and if they do things well they are right up there in the mix. ...
Star Sailors League Finals - Win a trip to the Bahamas and watch live
By Star Sailors League, ,
2:57 PM Thu 30 Oct 2014 GMT
Want to see 40 great sailing champions in action in stunning Nassau in the Bahamas? The Star Sailors League, an emerging international circuit, is offering the chance to win a four-day holiday for two people with accommodation at the luxury Atlantis resort and water park. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - Day 19 on board Team Brunel
By Stefan Coppers, Team Brunel, ,
2:17 PM Thu 30 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Stefan Coppers reports from on board Team Brunel on day 19. 'Make ready to gybe,' a voice shouts down the hatchway. Rokas Milevičius (27) and Louis Balcaen (26) jump from their beds. Within seconds, the men are busy throwing large bags of equipment to the luff side for the fourth time that night. ...
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Latest position report: 0600 UTC, Oct. 30
By Volvo Ocean Race, ,
10:31 AM Thu 30 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - After 19 days of Leg one, the leaders are still within sight of each other, something we don’t think we’ve ever seen at such a stage between Alicante and Cape Town. It’s the ultimate inshore race, staged hundreds of miles offshore. Abu Dhabi, Team Brunel and Team Vestas Wind are locked against each other with Dongfeng Race Team just 17NM further adrift. ...
2014 Kona World Championship - About to kick-off
By Daniel Nordlund, ,
6:37 AM Thu 30 Oct 2014 GMT
Best possible conditions are expected when 2014 World Championships in ISAF-class Kona One is about to start in Islamorada, Florida on Saturday, November 1. A total of 115 sailors from five continents will line up making it the largest Kona event ever. The outcome is very open with a number of high-profiled sailors with multiple international championship wins in different windsurfing classes. ...
Genoa International Boat Show 2014 ‘in recovery’
By Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Hong Kong ,
5:25 AM Thu 30 Oct 2014 GMT
Once upon a time, and not so very long ago, Genoa was very much the numero uno Mediterranean boat show, with 3,000+ boats in the water and practically every manufacturer on the planet anxious to be seen there. The combined effect of the financial crisis 2008-onwards and subsequent financial austerity measures imposed by the Italian government, including swingeing taxes on luxury products ...
29er Eurocup kicks off on Thursday at Riva del Garda
By Elena Giolai, ,
8:57 PM Wed 29 Oct 2014 GMT
The 29er Eurocup, organised by Fraglia Vela Riva, has over eighty boats taking part representing twelve different countries and will finish on Sunday after a maximum 14 races, (up to four a day). The 29er Eurocup is the last leg in the lengthy European tour which started in Spain back in February. Eleven legs have since taken place in various parts of Europe. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas back-slams both race leaders *Feature
By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, ,
8:47 PM Wed 29 Oct 2014 GMT
The Chris Nicholson skippered Team Vestas Wind, has made a big gain in the last 12 hours in the Volvo Ocean Race, and is now positioned between the two lead boats.
The Danish flagged entry had been positioned to the west of the leaders, who were in the fringe of the St Helena High. ...
Severne Starboard Aloha Classic officially open
By American Windsurfing Tour, ,
6:40 PM Wed 29 Oct 2014 GMT
Last night all the American Windsurfing Tour riders, and some of the top PWA sailors, enjoyed a fantastic opening party and registration for the Aloha Classic at Adventure Sports Maui. Food, drinks, photos and lots of chat was the order of the evening, and this morning all with gather again at 9am for the official opening blessing. ...
RS400 Nationals at Mounts Bay + Video
By LPB Aerial Imagery, ,
6:01 PM Wed 29 Oct 2014 GMT
The RS400 2014 Nationals at Mounts Bay in Cornwall produced the full house of conditions. From no wind to 25+ knots in a large, powerful swell. The bay simply delivered and the competitors responded in numbers to a well run event. ...
Warwick takes gold at the Leeds Halloween Howler
By Rosie Chase, Leeds ,
5:03 PM Wed 29 Oct 2014 GMT
This weekend 21 teams from 12 universities made their first appearance of the USC team racing season at the Leeds Halloween Howler 2014. All the big players took part - West Kirby, Birmingham (3), Birmingham Old Boys, Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam (2), Newcastle (3), Swansea (2), York, Nottingham (3) and Lancaster. ...
Masters of the Seas - A portrait of Vincent Riou + Video
By Leslie Greenhalgh, ,
4:22 PM Wed 29 Oct 2014 GMT
42 year-old skipper Vincent Riou was born in a small South Finistère fishing village called Loctudy, where he still lives. 'I’ve always lived by the sea and it’s always been part of my environment since childhood. I can’t say if I would have been a commercial sailor or fisherman if I hadn’t become an ocean skipper, but I would most certainly have done something close to the sea, if not on the sea. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - Gerd-Jan 'Johnny' Poortman voices sailing ambition
By Stefan Coppers, Team Brunel, ,
3:54 PM Wed 29 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, day 18 on board Team Brunel. Stefan Coppers reports. While the teams in the Volvo Ocean Race are voyaging ever further south and preparing themselves for a few freezing days in the Southern Ocean, Gerd-Jan 'Johnny' Poortman is voicing a sailing ambition. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - ADOR ahead at halfway stage of Leg 1
By Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, ,
3:29 PM Wed 29 Oct 2014 GMT
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR), the emirate’s 2014–15 Volvo Ocean Race contester, crossed the halfway point of the first leg of the Volvo Ocean Race in the lead as the fleet race toward the finish line in South Africa. Since setting sail from Alicante, Spain en route to Cape Town, ADOR has consistently led the pack of seven teams – often by several nautical miles. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA fighting and determined
By Corinna Halloran, ,
3:08 PM Wed 29 Oct 2014 GMT
Team SCA OBR Corinna Halloran reports on day 18 for the crew in the Volvo Ocean Race. We are fighting. We are determined. We are focused. Yes, today was not easy, but we did not allow ourselves to slow down-- we sailed with the conditions given and sailed at 100% performance. ...
International Paralympic Committee publishes 2015 Anti-Doping Code
By IPC, ,
2:41 PM Wed 29 Oct 2014 GMT
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) published its 2015 Anti-Doping Code on Wednesday (29 October), which will apply to all Member organisations, Paralympic Games and IPC recognised International Federations, from 1 January 2015. ...
Applications open for Apprentice Préparateur Programme 2014/15
By Artemis Offshore Academy, ,
2:06 PM Wed 29 Oct 2014 GMT
Eyes glued to the Volvo Ocean Race tracker and watching every onboard photo or video shared with the online world, what goes through your mind? Do you dream of helming an ocean giant through the crashing waves of the Southern Ocean? Or do you marvel at the speed, ingenuity and resilience of the crews in dealing with damages and repairs on route? ...
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Sailing legend seeks French entry
By Marina Thomas, ,
1:45 PM Wed 29 Oct 2014 GMT
Sailing legend Sir Robin Knox-Johnston hopes to inspire greater French participation in ocean racing through his entry in the Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe. 'France is a nation of sailors with excellent role models; legends in their own right,' said Sir Robin. ...
Booking now open for 2014/15 Oxford Team Racing Academy
By Debbie Darling, ,
1:38 PM Wed 29 Oct 2014 GMT
Five weekends of team race training are to be run at Oxford Sailing Club this winter in Fireflies. If you would like to be coached in the art of team racing then this is the squad for you. The Academy is open to individual sailors from the age of 15 to 21 years as of the 1st September 2014, who are experienced fleet racers; no previous team racing experience is expected ...
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 Leg one – Ice gates and getting south
By Henry Bomby, ,
12:38 PM Wed 29 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - The big news of yesterday was the introduction of an ice gate by Race Director Jack Lloyd. Designed to take away the temptation for the teams to dive deep south in the search for better pressure and a better angle to Cape Town. The Ice Gate is placed at 42 deg South between 20W and 10W, seen on the screenshot below. ...
International skippers from eight nations take on La Route du Rhum
By Route du Rhum, ,
12:02 PM Wed 29 Oct 2014 GMT
La Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe - But the record 91 strong field is peppered with solo skippers from eight other nations, nine men and two women hailing from Italy, Great Britain, South Africa, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Belgium and Finland. In fact several of them rank as serious podium contenders in their respective classes. ...
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Latest position report: Oct. 29, 0630 UTC
By Volvo Ocean Race, ,
11:20 AM Wed 29 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - Up until now the comment from the boats to the east has been that Team Vestas Wind had made a bad move by digging west. But now, with the high pressure to the east expanding, perhaps Wouter on the Danish boat has read the future a little better and has set his team up for a comeback. ...
Optimist World Championship 2014 - Strong winds for the second stage
By Optiworlds, ,
10:53 AM Wed 29 Oct 2014 GMT
Optimist World Championship 2014 - Six races were made last week and the fleet was divided into Gold, Silver and Bronze. Each fleet has 70 sailors. This first part of this championship had light winds, lot of current and little waves but today it changed completely: The wind gauge marked 23 Knots on the race area, the waves were high and short. ...