| News for the Last 30 Days - UK
Aquece Rio Int'l Regatta - Medals to be decided in four classes
By Daniel Smith, ,
2:31 PM Fri 8 Aug 2014 GMT
Racing in the 49er, 49erFX, Finn and Nacra 17 will conclude on Friday 8 August with the Medal Races across the four fleets bringing their racing to a close at Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta 2014. All racing will take place inside Guanabara Bay and the conditions are set to be fair across the three race courses that will be used. ...
18ft Skiff National Championships at GJW Direct SailFest
By Brenda Hoult, ,
2:09 PM Fri 8 Aug 2014 GMT
SailRacer and Calshotcats SC extend a warm welcome to the 18ft Skiffs to hold their 2014 National Championships within GJW Direct SailFest at Calshot. ...
RS500 World Championship - Day one and two report
By Nick van Alphen, ,
1:33 PM Fri 8 Aug 2014 GMT
This is a short report of the first two days of the RS500 Worlds in Loctudy, France. Upon arrival at the shoreline of Loctudy it was clear why the Swedish teams were already here for one week. The weather was gorgeous and so is the beach from where the boats launch. ...
America's Cup winner takes on the Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard race
By Jimmy Spithill, ,
1:18 PM Fri 8 Aug 2014 GMT
At the end of July, twice America's Cup winning skipper, Jimmy Spithill, competed in the 32 mile Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard World Championship
The M2O is one of the most prestigious SUP events in the world. It is raced across the Ka’iwi Channel between the Hawaiian islands of Molokai and Oahu. ...
Sea and Summit - Rest day ahead as Tash prepares for toughest leg yet
By RYA, ,
12:54 PM Fri 8 Aug 2014 GMT
‘Sip and puff’ sailing teen Natasha ‘Miss Isle’ Lambert is preparing to face the longest and most challenging leg of her Sea and Summit expedition. As she continues round the coast of Cornwall, her next sail will be the gruelling 60 miles taking her from Newlyn, around Lands End and ending up in Padstow. ...
PSP Southampton Boat Show - Don't miss the most exciting show ever
By PSP Southampton Boat Show, ,
11:56 AM Fri 8 Aug 2014 GMT
Come and enjoy a family fun day out at the PSP Southampton Boat Show (15yrs and under are free). Dip your toe into the world of boating and climb on board all shapes and sizes of boats from luxury boats and sleek sailing yachts to day boats, dinghies and canoes. ...
ORC International Worlds - Images by Pavel Nesvadba and Max Ranchi
By Pavel Nesvadba - Max Ranchi, ,
10:31 AM Fri 8 Aug 2014 GMT
Photographers Pavel Nesvadba and Max Ranchi were on site at the ORC International World Championship 2014 to capture these images. ...
Aquece Rio Int'l Regatta: van Rijsselberge and Picon claim RS:X wins
By ISAF, ,
8:03 AM Fri 8 Aug 2014 GMT
Dorian van Rijsselberge (NED) and Charline Picon (FRA) took the Men's and Women's RS:X honours at Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta 2014 as the Medal Races on Pão de Açucar brought the windsurfing proceedings to an end. Giles Scott (GBR) wrapped up gold in the Finn with a race to spare whilst the Medal Race places were confirmed in the 49er, 49erFX, Finn and Nacra 17. ...
Aquece Rio - Kids inspired to think about sustainability
By ISAF, ,
12:04 AM Fri 8 Aug 2014 GMT
While the Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta 2014, the first Rio 2016 test event, continues to produce thrilling races on the waters of Guanabara Bay, back on dry land it is inspiring the city's children to think about a wide range of important issues. ...
Optimist British and Open Champs - Sir Ben Ainslie inspires youngsters
By Amy Cada, ,
8:54 PM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
Sunshine and wind every day of the week has made for one of the best Volvo Gill Optimist British and Open Championships in recent memory, and today [Thursday 7 August] was no different for the Optimist sailors at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy. ...
America's Cup: Royal NZ Yacht Squadron announces Challenge
By Sail-World, ,
8:02 PM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron has lodged a challenge for the 35th America’s Cup.
Out-going Commodore Steve Burrett announced that the challenge would go ahead at the Squadron’s annual meeting last night. ...
Kona Windsurfing Europeans - Fantastic 3 days for the Irish team
By Irish Sailing Associaton, ,
7:59 PM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
The Irish team had a fantastic three days competing at the Kona Windsurfing Europeans in Båstad, Sweden last weekend. Racing started Friday morning, but most used the option to sail and compete in two practise races on the Thursday as well. Because all the equipment is one design it was possible to charter equipment at the venue, which all the Irish competitors availed of. ...
ORC World Championship - Light air and close racing in Kiel
By ORC Media, ,
7:34 PM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
Light air and close racing once again characterizes the fourth day of competition at the 2014 ORC World Championship, with the fleet racing on their second offshore race of the series around the Kieler Bucht in variable conditions of 3-8 knots of wind. ...
Artemis Challenge: Dongfeng second VO65 home in race around IOW
By Amy Monkman, ,
7:26 PM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
Dongfeng Race Team was the second of the Volvo Ocean 65’s to cross the Artemis Challenge finish line, four minutes behind Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing and ahead of Team SCA. Today’s Artemis Challenge, a 50-mile race around the Isle of Wight, has been the very first opportunity for ‘Dongfeng’ to line up against the Volvo Ocean Race competition. ...
Copa del Rey Mapfre - Quantum Racing rescue valuable second in Palma
By 52 Super Series, ,
7:13 PM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
They have done it before and will undoubtedly do it again before this Barclays 52 Super Series is out, but Quantum Racing today on the Bay of Palma produced a timely reminder of their champions’ hallmarks when they dug their way out from an early fifth place to rescue a valuable second around a windward-leeward course which others might have regarded as lacking in such recovery opportunities. ...
Artemis Challenge proves ideal dress rehearsal for Musandam-Oman Sail
By Oman Sail, ,
6:23 PM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
It was not a day for breaking records but the Artemis Challenge proved an ideal dress rehearsal for the crew on Musandam-Oman Sail ahead of the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race starting on Sunday. ...
Gazprom Swan 60 World Championship - Bronenosec extends lead
By Jessica Francis, ,
6:08 PM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
Race day four at the Gazprom Swan 60 World Championship saw both new and familiar faces at the front of the fleet. In shifty conditions with the wind from between 210° to 220° and pressure from nine to 11 knots, the two windward leeward races challenged the crews as gear changes through the pressure became paramount to success. ...
Lysekil Women's Match - Kjellberg breaks Danish winning streak
By WIM Series, ,
5:55 PM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
It was not until the last match of the double round robin at the Lysekil Women's Match, but local hero Anna Kjellberg managed to break the Danish titleholder Camilla Ulrikkeholm’s long row of victorious matches. The Danish crew still won the round robin, with Kjellberg runner-up, and both now advance to the next stage. ...
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - As tough as it gets
By RORC Event Press, ,
4:29 PM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
In the 2010 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race, Damian Foxall was watch leader on Volvo 70, Groupama. Taking Line Honours and setting a race record of five days, 21 hours, 26 minutes and 55 seconds, the Volvo 70 went on to win the 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race with Foxall achieving cult status in his native Ireland. ...
Copa del Rey Mapfre - Action shots by Max Ranchi
By Max Ranchi Photography, ,
4:16 PM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
Photographer Max Ranchi was on the water at the Copa del Rey Mapfre to capture these images during race 7. ...
Pyefleet Week attracts record entries for 2014
By Fiona Brown, ,
4:04 PM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
Pyefleet Week, the East Coast's premier dinghy regatta, gets underway on Saturday 9 August for eight days of great racing and family fun. With up to 150 entries anticipated it's all set to be a bumper edition. Hosted by Brightlingsea Sailing Club in Essex, Pyefleet Week offers sailing for all, from grand prix dinghies and classic day boats to cadets and novices. ...
Aquece Rio – Int'l Sailing Regatta - RS:X medal racers at the ready
By Daniel Smith, ,
3:19 PM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
The first Medal Races will be held at the Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta 2014 on Thursday 7 August with the Men’s and Women’s RS:X taking to the Pão de Açucar race track. ...
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Five Volvo Ocean 65s go head to head
By Volvo Ocean Race, ,
12:54 PM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
The Round Britain and Ireland Race is expected to take at least five days to complete depending on conditions and will give a form guide for Team SCA, Dongfeng Race Team, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, Team Alvimedica and Iker Martinez’s Spanish crew ahead of the Volvo Ocean Race start on October 4 in Alicante, Spain. ...
Extreme Sailing Series - Singapore - the best photos of 2009-2014
By Extreme Sailing Series, ,
12:15 PM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
To celebrate the announcement of Singapore as Host Venue for Act 1, 2015, take a look back at the best of images, from the ultimate city centre racecourse, 2009-2014. ...
Newcomer Invitational and Open Training - Bowmoor Sailing Club
By Debbie Darling, ,
9:29 AM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
The UK RS Feva Class Association are holding an invitational-open training event for sailors who are new or recently transitioning to the RS Feva. Typically these will be experienced in racing junior dinghies, and may be interested in obtaining a place at one of the RYA National-zone squads or Class squads. ...