| News for the Last 30 Days - UK
RS800 European Championships day 2
By Toby Wincer, ,
9:07 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
At the RS800 European Championship, after a night of thunderstorms that trapped many people in the Occa bar until later than originally planned, the RS800’s emptied their boats of water and tried to dry sailing kit before heading out for three planned races. ...
Fireball Europeans - Gillard and Anderton take honours on day 3
By Cormac Bradley, Lerwick, Shetland ,
8:23 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
Principle Race Officer Bruce Leask put together another excellent day on the water for the Fireball fleet contesting their European Championship in Lerwick, Shetland. Two full races and a shortened third race were provided in winds that started at the 10 knot mark and topped out with a 23 knot gust in the final race. ...
Glide Free Foils - the dinghy foiling break thru is on the market *Feature
By David Schmidt, ,
6:32 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
In 2006, the sailing world was stunned with the speed and performance of the foiling Moth, and the genie forever escaped the bottle. Flash-forward just a few short years, and the Moth Worlds were being were contested on foils; jump-forward a bit further still, and the 34th America’s Cup was won using foils. ...
RS400 European Championship - Classic Garda conditions on day 2
By Sarah Robertson and Roger Carter, ,
5:57 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
Day two of the RS400 European Championship dawned bright and the remnants of a light northerly Peler greeted the 45 teams keen for another great days racing. The fleet got off cleanly for race 1 and the difficult choice was between the cliffs for a lift or out to get more breeze, a mix of the two with a decent right hand shift at the first windward mark seemed to be the way to go. ...
Largest Olympic Class Regatta ever to take place in Rio
By ISAF, ,
5:43 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
Over 320 sailors from 34 nations will compete at the first test event of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games from 2-9 August from the Marina da Gloria. The Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta 2014 is set to be the largest Olympic classes sailing competition ever held in Brazil and many of the world's top competitors are ready for the test. ...
RS100 European Championships day 2
By RS100 Sailing, ,
2:59 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
The signal to launch came at midday and the RS100 European Championships fleet set out towards the Eastern Course with a steady force four Northerly ‘Pela’ wind. The first race of the day got underway with Michel Rotach (Swiss) leading at the windward mark closely followed by Andre Blasse and Al Hall. ...
Guinness World Record criteria finalised for the Largest Sailing Race
By Irene Corosu, Weymouth ,
2:01 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
The Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation is pleased to announce the finalised Guinness World Record criteria which sailing clubs have to comply with to count towards the world record attempt, and for participants to be ratified as world record holders. ...
Allen RS Feva World Championships - Day 3: Final series starts
By Bill Tucker, ,
12:17 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
Allen RS Feva World Championships 2014 - This was where the serious racing really notched up another couple of gears with the talent pools fully concentrated after the qualification series finished. The forecast had a sunny moderate day of 12knots or so lined up. The reality was that the sea breeze kicked up in full with the third race concluding in 20 to 22knots average. ...
Round Britain and Ireland Race 2014 - Tactics, endurance, achievement
By Louay Habib, ,
11:55 AM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
Organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club, the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race is undoubtedly one of the toughest yacht races in the world. While other ocean races are longer, racing 1,800 miles around a coastline notorious for highly changeable weather and wicked tides and currents, puts the race amongst the most difficult to complete, let alone win. ...
Alpari World Match Racing Tour moves on to Poland + Video
By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, ,
10:49 AM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
One of the most exciting developments in the Alpari World Match Racing Tour for 2014 is the addition of Sopot Match Race into its roster of events. This year will be the 11th edition of Sopot Match Race, taking place on the Baltic in the Polish holiday resort close to Gdansk. ...
2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup final qualification system published
By ISAF, ,
9:51 AM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
Fleets of twenty boats in the Olympic events and Open Kiteboarding will race in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates in and around Lulu Island off the UAE capital's stunning Corniche from 27-30 November 2014. The first qualification places will be awarded at the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships which takes place in the Spanish city from 8-21 September. ...
Williams win leads to sailing success and is a boon to club fleet
By Emma Slater, ,
9:20 AM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
Picked from amongst some 500 entries and chosen from a final shortlist of five, William clinched the winner’s prize of an RS Tera dinghy, courtesy of RS Sailing. Not only did he win his very own RS Tera, which he has since named ‘Free Will’, RS also kindly donated a further two RS Tera’s to William’s sailing club. ...
Red Bull 49erFX: Easing into the Olympic scene at Rio
By Molly Meech and Alex Maloney, ,
7:45 AM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
Red Bull 49erFX team of Molly Meech and Alex Maloney report on how things are shaping up at the 2016 Olympic venue. Week one in Rio was a whirlwind. We have only a quick impression of the city, and it seems that Rio is so many things at once. Bustling. Intimidating. Enticing. Exciting. ...
Kempe thrilled to invite himself to Gold Cup party
By Colin Thompson, ,
7:32 AM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
Having secured qualification to this year’s Gold Cup, Kempe is now looking forward to mixing it up with the world’s elite match-race sailors. 'I just sent myself an invite, ironically,' he said. 'I am looking forward to sailing in the Gold Cup as a skipper, which should be fun.' ...
2014 420 World Championships - Singapore wins Day 2 race
By 420 Sailing, ,
3:09 AM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 420 World Championships - Top performance of the day goes to Singapore’s Kimberly Lim/Savannah Siew who knocked out back to back race wins from the two races, in a fleet containing some of their closest rivals and leap to the front of the 420 Ladies leaderboard. No wonder the pair were honoured as Singapore’s National Sports Team of the Year just a few months back. ...
Etchells Invitational Cup - Girls on top in Cowes
By Rupert Holmes, ,
9:27 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
Day two of the inaugural Etchells Invitational Cup in Cowes delivered four tight races in sparkling conditions, with a 10-knot north westerly breeze. The racing saw plenty of adrenaline fuelled boat-on-boat action, with the four on-water umpires handing out numerous penalties. ...
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race sets off August 10th
By Trish Jenkins, ,
7:34 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
The Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race sets off on Sunday 10th August from the RYS startline in Cowes. The non-stop 1,802nm course takes the competitors around the breathtaking coastline of Britain and Ireland, including the most northerly point, the island and lighthouse of Muckle Flugga. ...
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Antoine Albeau victorious on day 5
By Chris Yates, ,
6:38 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
Today saw the conclusion of the slalom at the Fuerteventura PWA Grand Slam after five amazing days of racing. After a further one and a half eliminations were completed, Antoine Albeau (RRD / NeilPryde) was crowned the King of Fuerteventura after claiming his third victory of the week in the final race of the week. ...
RS800 European Championships - Varying degrees of success and failure
By Toby Wincer, ,
6:27 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
After all 40 RS800 European Championship teams from France, Germany and the UK had made their journey down to Lake Garda with varying degrees of success and failure, the boat park was bustling with enthusiasm as the cloud and rain cleared over the weekend to leave the lake sparkling for the Championship opener on Monday afternoon. ...
WPA Championships - Kids race divisions offered
By World Paddle Association, ,
5:45 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
The World Paddle Association has announced kids race divisions, which will officially launch at the 2014 WPA Championships. The kids divisions will also be included in the regional and national points series beginning in 2015. ...
America's Cup: Group agrees to co-operate in London Meeting
By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, ,
5:28 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
The invited group of European Challengers along with the Defender have agreed to co-operate on some matters associated with the America's Cup. The European Challengers have made a U-Turn in just over two weeks on the issue of a venue for the 35th America's Cup ...
Gazprom Swan 60 World Championship - Fleet welcomed in Palma
By Jessica Francis, ,
5:21 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
Mr. Javier Sanz, President, Real Club Náutico de Palma has welcomed the Gazprom Swan 60 Class to Palma for their second Gazprom Swan 60 World Championship, 'it is a pleasure for the Real Club Náutico de Palma and those who are part of it to embrace such a sailing class as the Gazprom Swan 60. ...
Copa del Rey Mapfre - Build-up reveals some remarkable enthusiasm
By 52 Super Series, ,
4:10 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
The build-up to sailing’s third event of the Barclays 52 Super Series, Palma Mallorca’s annual showcase, the Copa del Rey Mapfre, reveals some of the remarkable enthusiasm, loyalty and commitment of some of the Circuit’s key owners who are really enjoying their racing in the class. ...
Gill RS200 Eurocup at Riva del Garda
By Julian Bradley, ,
2:40 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
Riva del Garda is known for its scenery, skiing in the Winter and many go hill walking during its hot summers, But these weren’t the only sweaty and tired hikers hanging round the harbour last week – welcome to the RS200 Eurocup, whose 60-odd participants are often described as ‘staggering’. Usually around the Oca Bar at midnight. ...
RS100 European Championships underway on Lake Garda
By RS100 Sailing, ,
1:49 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
RS100 European Championships - Lake Garda was formed by a glacier that flowed down from the Dolomites, cutting through and gouging out the valley. Eventually the ice glacier melted, resulting in the stunning freshwater lake it is today. It was created in the Ice Ages 1.5 million years ago...just before our UK and Australian class chairmen were born…! ...