| News for the Last 30 Days - UK
Inspired Facilities success for sailing clubs
By Susie NationGrainger, ,
4:35 PM Mon 27 Oct 2014 GMT
Nearly 20 sailing projects have successfully secured funding through the sixth round of Sport England’s Inspired Facility Fund. From extended changing rooms to new boat storage, this funding round which totals more than £700,000 will help sailing clubs to refurbish or upgrade their facilities so they are accessible to all potential participants. ...
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - The search for skippers is on
By Amy Martindale, ,
3:45 PM Mon 27 Oct 2014 GMT
The search is on for what could be the toughest job on the ocean: The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is currently searching for twelve highly skilled sailors for the challenging role of race skipper. 'You need to understand that it’s an incredibly tough job. Candidates have to really want it and be totally dedicated.' ...
RS:X Youth World Championships - Emma Wilson clinches World title
By Matt Carter, ,
2:26 PM Mon 27 Oct 2014 GMT
The British Youth Sailing Team’s Emma Wilson clinched an emphatic World title at the 2014 RS:X Youth World Championships in Clearwater, Florida, on Saturday (25 October). The 15-year-old from Christchurch, Dorset, sailed a solid series from the offset and entered Saturday’s medal race showdown with a narrow two point cushion at the top of the leaderboard. ...
Argo Group Gold Cup - Stena Sailing Team wins in Bermuda
By Talbot Wilson, ,
2:04 PM Mon 27 Oct 2014 GMT
Johnie Berntsson (SWE) Stena Sailing Team has won the 2014 Argo Group Gold Cup and $50,000 of the $100,000 prize purse. Berntsson defeated Eric Monnin (SWI) Swiss Match Racing Team 3-1 in brilliant match racing conditions on Bermuda’s Hamilton Harbour. This is the second time the jovial Swede has won the cup, repeating his triumph of 2008. ...
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15: Latest position report, October 27, 0630 UTC
By Volvo Ocean Race, ,
12:43 PM Mon 27 Oct 2014 GMT
VOR - The story today is one of caution. Who pulls the trigger and makes a move? The leaders or the chasing pack? There is a small low-pressure system forming to the south. It’s about how many more miles you sail to get to it or whether you sail fewer miles and have it come to you. The latter option involves turning to port earlier and risking a light air rendezvous with the St. Helena High. ...
2014 RS:X Youth Worlds - Going out with a bang! + Video
By RS:X Class, ,
10:37 AM Mon 27 Oct 2014 GMT
With standings so tight at the beginning of day five, all eyes were on the medal races at the 2014 RS:X Youth World Championships in Clearwater, Florida. Saturday on Clearwater Beach is always a busy day, and the combination of bright sunshine, strong breeze and world-class windsurfing action brought upwards of 20,000 people to the beach for the conclusion of the event. ...
2015 Flying Dutchman World Championships - Winners will be Grinners!
By Michael Nolan, Sydney ,
9:45 AM Mon 27 Oct 2014 GMT
2015 Flying Dutchman World Championships - With entries already received from Australia, New Zealand, America, Germany, Holland and Hungary it is set to be a truly international event. ...
RenaissanceRe Junior Gold Cup - Denmark’s Christian Spodsberg wins
By Laurie Fullerton, ,
9:03 AM Mon 27 Oct 2014 GMT
RenaissanceRe Junior Gold Cup 2014 - Hamilton Bermuda — After three days of racing on the Great Sound, the fleet of 14 International sailors and 26 Bermudians met their final teacher – a tricky, shifty Hamilton harbour course the final challenge to the fleet. ...
Argo Group Gold Cup 2014 - Berntsson joins sailing’s elite
By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, ,
8:42 AM Mon 27 Oct 2014 GMT
Johnie Berntsson and his Stena Sailing Team have followed the world's top sailors such as Russell Coutts, Peter Gilmour, Ben Ainslie and Chris Dickson in becoming a two time victor of the Argo Group Gold Cup, the sixth stage of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour. ...
Sand Flies versus Foiling Moths - Moth World Championship 2015 *Feature
By John Curnow, ,
6:08 AM Mon 27 Oct 2014 GMT
2015 Moth World Championship - The delightful Mornington Peninsula in the Australian State of Victoria is renowned for many items in the natural and culinary worlds. One thing not referred to all that often are the sand or march flies that occupy the area during the Southern Hemisphere Summer. Most travellers know Australia for flies, but the sand fly is larger and bites. ...
2015 International 14 World Championship - Frasch leads German team
By Tracey Johnstone, ,
5:28 AM Mon 27 Oct 2014 GMT
2015 International 14 World Championship - Touristen Express’ Bjoern Frasch and crewman Oliver Peter are leading the way for a German challenge at the International 14 World Championships to be held at the Royal Geelong Yacht Club, in Victoria, Australia, from third to 17th January, 2015. ...
Ian Williams and GAC Pindar set up an exciting AWMRT finale
By Tom Dowler, ,
4:59 AM Mon 27 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 Argo Group Gold Cup - Ian Williams and his GAC Pindar crew finished fourth in the Argo Group Gold Cup in Bermuda, despite going 12 flights unbeaten in the penultimate Alpari World Match Racing Tour event. ...
RS sailors to arrive at the Ball in style
By Sally Campbell, ,
12:19 AM Mon 27 Oct 2014 GMT
As part of Volvo Car UK's support of the RS Association, RS sailors are being given the opportunity to 'win a car for their RS event'. Three lucky winners will have a Volvo collected and delivered from their choice of address, complete with a towbar and full tank of fuel, to help transport them and their boat to the End of Seasons Championship and RS20th Anniversary Ball in comfort and style. ...
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 Leg one – South Atlantic tactics
By Henry Bomby, ,
3:29 PM Sun 26 Oct 2014 GMT
VOR - In this blog I will be looking through the options ahead for all the teams, some potential short cuts, the traditional options and what to look out for on the tracker, as well as where the next potential passing lanes might be. I have had a few questions asking why the teams didn't turn hard left at Fernando and head straight to Cape Town, so explaining this seems like a good place to start. ...
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