| News for the Last 30 Days - UK
RS100 Open meeting at Bala SC
By Mark Harrison, ,
9:02 PM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
Ten RS100s gathered at Bala, from as far as Port Dinorwic, Windermere and the Isle of Wight to be confused and baffled as the wind blew or rather wafted from the NW, the sort of direction that gives a Race Officer nightmares. The first race started with the beat turning swiftly turning to a reach, then most of the remaining legs also having a reach in at some point. ...
PWA Alacati World Cup - Exciting finish on day 2
By Chris Yates, ,
7:02 PM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
After teasing the competitors for the majority of the afternoon the wind finally filled in on day two of the Alacati PWA World Cup. The second elimination of both the men’s and women’s fleets were completed - in 7-18 knots - as Quentel secured his first bullet of, not only the week, but also the season, whilst Sarah-Quita Offringa made it two wins out of two with another fine display of sailing. ...
Volvo Noble Marine RS200 UK Nationals overall
By Claire Walsh, ,
6:53 PM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
Day four of racing at the RS200 UK Nationals and the later start of 1pm allowed everyone to recover from a rum soaked evening at the Piranha bar. One esteemed old soak left with the bulk of the fleet at witching hour, only to realise he’d cycled too far when he hit the bridge to the mainland ...
Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Day 1 images by Max Ranchi
By Sail-World.com, ,
5:08 PM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
Max Ranchi was on the water at Fraglia Della Vela Riva to capture these images during day one of the 2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship. ...
Kite Tender sailing The Solent, Cowes, Isle of Wight
By Peter Renssen, soest ,
4:17 PM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
Check out this amazing new video by Tom Court. ...
Transatlantic Race - Fleet expanded for 2015 edition
By Stuart Streuli, ,
3:28 PM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
Three years ago, 26 boats started—and finished—the Transatlantic Race 2011, from Newport, R.I., to the south coast of England. Anticipating greater interest in the Transatlantic Race 2015, race organizers—the Royal Yacht Squadron and New York Yacht Club in association with the Royal Ocean Racing Club and Storm Trysail Club—set an early limit of 50 entries, which now looks to be well exceeded. ...
IFDS World Championship overall
By Kathy Large, ,
2:57 PM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
Extremely close results in two of three classes made for an dramatic finish to the High Liner Foods IFDS Worlds 2014 at the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Twenty five countries were represented at the combined world championships for disabled sailors. ...
Weather challenges at final event of the Garmin Summer Series
By Brenda Hoult, ,
1:32 PM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
GJW Direct SailFest, the final round of the Garmin summer Series, took place over the August Bank Holiday weekend, starting with a coaching day on Friday with six races scheduled over Saturday and Sunday, culminating in the North Sails One Design Long Distance Pursuit on Monday. ...
Book your spot on the RYA Active Marina Experience
By Susie NationGrainger, ,
11:46 AM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
If you’re interested in refreshing your boating skills and picking up some top tips from expert instructors, then sign up today for the RYA Active Marina Experience which is returning to the PSP Southampton Boat Show (12-21 September). ...
Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi finishes second - Extreme Sailing Series
By Anna Tunnicliffe, ,
10:17 AM Wed 27 Aug 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. She reports in from Cardiff, Wales after Day 4 of the Extreme Sailing Series, sailing as tactician aboard Alinghi. ...
Volvo Noble Marine RS400 UK National Championships 2014 - Day three
By Matt Sheahan, ,
9:20 AM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
After Monday's (Day two) racing had been called off due to the lively conditions everyone was keen to get back into the competitive groove but a forecast of light and variable winds of under five knots along with a big left over swell from the previous day's action was always going to make racing challenging and a long postponement likely. ...
2014 18' Skiff International Regatta - Day 2
By Rich Roberts, ,
3:45 AM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 18' Skiff International Regatta - After Tuesday's wild racing in the 13th annual 18' Skiff International Regatta it was apparent that old boats aren't necessarily a problem as long as you keep them upright. ...
2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship - It's go time in Garda
By Melges 20, ,
3:14 AM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 Melges 20 World Championship - Registration, measurement and practice day are officially complete at the 2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship, hosted by Fraglia Della Vela Riva. An unprecedented 57 entries will take to the starting line tomorrow, Wednesday, 27 August for the first of four competitive days of premium performance racing. ...
ISAF Training Scholarship - Candidates ready to participate
By ISAF, ,
2:44 AM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
The National Olympic Committees (NOCs) of Chinese Taipei, Cyprus, Japan, Latvia, Russia and Sri Lanka have supported IOC Olympic Solidarity funding applications for candidates to attend the course. Based in the UK, the eight week course gets underway on Monday 1 September. ...
2014 RS700 Volvo Noble Marine National Championships - Day 4
By Jerry Wales, ,
2:37 AM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 RS700 Volvo Noble Marine National Championships - Early gossip in the dinghy park on day four of the Volvo Noble Marine RS700 Nationals was suggesting that the front runners would be happy if the wind remained under the required four knots for racing to take place. ...
Cowes Week - First year for Cowes-based youth charity, UKSA
By Cowes Week Ltd, ,
9:29 PM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 was the first year for Cowes-based youth charity, UKSA, as the official charity of Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week. It was a week full of royalty, celebrities, racing, sending bosses 100ft up the mast of a yacht as well as plenty of activities for the public to get involved with. ...
PWA Alacati World Cup - First blood to Van Der Steen and Offringa
By Chris Yates, ,
6:45 PM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
The inaugural day of the 2014 Pegasus Airlines Alacati PWA World Cup saw the opening races of the week completed in winds of 11-20 knots. Registration was soon completed between 10am and 11am, allowing the real action to begin. After an exciting afternoon of racing Ben Van Der Steen struck first in the men’s division, whilst Sarah-Quita Offringa made the perfect start for the women's division. ...
U21 Laser World Championship - Lorenzo Chiavarini victorious
By Lindsey Bell, ,
2:00 PM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
Rising British sailing talent Lorenzo Chiavarini hopes his under 21 Laser World Championship victory will ‘push him on to greater things’, as he added the junior world title to his under 21 European crown in Douarnenez, France, this weekend (23 August). ...
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2014 - Quality fleet for Maxi Classic
By KPMS, ,
1:13 PM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
A collection of some of the world’s finest, fastest and most famous Maxi yachts will gather in Porto Cervo, Sardinia for the 25th edition of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup from 31 August – 6 September, an occasion which marks the 30th year of the relationship between event organizers Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) and title sponsor Rolex. ...
Sailing Champions League - which is Europe's best sailing club?
By Dan Ibsen & the Sail-World team, Copenhagen ,
12:23 PM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
For the first time in European sailing history, the top European sailing club will be identified at the new Sailing Champions League, which takes place from 17th to 19th October in Copenhagen. ...
EUROSAF Youth Europeans - Golden hat-trick for GBR sailors
By Lindsey Bell, ,
12:15 PM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
British Youth Sailing talents scooped a hat trick of gold medals and two bronzes on an exciting final day of racing at the EUROSAF Youth Sailing European Championships. With place changes and medals possible in most of the seven classes heading into the final day, the medal race format – which many of the British squad had not experienced – provided an opportunity to learn new skills. ...
Extreme Sailing Series: The Wave, Muscat claims victory on Cardiff Bay
By Extreme Sailing Series, ,
9:30 AM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
In the Extreme Sailing Series, Cardiff Bay saved the best for last for the 11-boat Extreme 40 fleet, where Alinghi, The Wave, Muscat and J.P. Morgan BAR battled it out until the bitter end for the top positions, in one of the closest – and most exciting – three-horse fights seen in the Series, which resulted in a three way collision and three consecutive penalties too boot in the final race. ...
International 14 World Championships 2015: Not just for boys
By Tracey Johnstone, ,
8:01 AM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
Nurton is a member of both the strong overseas contingent to contest the event being conducted by Royal Geelong Yacht Club on Corio Bay in Geelong, and the growing group of women who sail these progressive boats. This will be Nurton’s sixth World Championship after starting her I14 sailing career just over 13 years ago. ...
Rio de Janeiro achieves 50% treatment of sewage outflow *Feature
By Jeni Bone, ,
3:38 AM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
State Secretary of Rio de Janeiro, Leonardo Espindola has told the parliament and media that Rio has achieved 50% treatment of sewage to its waterways, two years out from the start of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. ...
2014 18' Skiff Int Regatta: Day 1 at San Francisco - Reversal on beach
By Rich Roberts, ,
2:44 AM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
Runaway wins on the first day of the 13th annual 18' Skiff International Regatta Monday may have resembled the lopsided racing in the 34th America's Cup on these same tricky waters a year ago, but this time the tide turned at the starting line. ...