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All sails lead to Gdynia - bids for ISAF Worlds 2018
By Dan Ibsen, ,
12:54 PM Sun 16 Mar 2014 GMT
Sail-World.com presents the second European bid from Gdynia in Poland. On March 25 and 26 four cities will present their bids to ISAF in Southampton for the ISAF Worlds 2018 for all Olympic classes. ...
Clipper Round The World Yacht Race 2013-14 – Fog halts racing
By Clipper Race, ,
8:57 AM Sun 16 Mar 2014 GMT
Clipper Round The World Yacht Race 2013-14 - Race director, Justin said 'They will now motor-sail offshore until the visibility improves and then restart racing using the Le Mans procedure. I expect that this will happen at first light tomorrow morning. ...
Clipper Round The World Yacht Race 2013-14 – Fleet departs Qingdao
By Ruth Harrington, ,
8:09 AM Sun 16 Mar 2014 GMT
Clipper Round The World Yacht Race 2013-14 – Thousands of well-wishers lined the quayside eager get one last glimpse of the international fleet during an epic departure ceremony which attracted a large media presence and was broadcast live on TV. ...
The Excalibur, the Duck and the Big Lash, all in one weekend!
By Tony Mapplebeck, ,
4:08 AM Sun 16 Mar 2014 GMT
The weekend of 8 and 9 March saw fifty-eight teams turnout for three of the best university sailing clubs’ team racing events of the year – Manchester and Liverpool’s Big Lash at West Kirby SC, Exeter’s Excalibur on Roadford Lake and the London Duck at BTYC Sailsports Club on Welsh Harp Reservoir. Current university students, alumni, clubs, youth and schools competed. ...
The Clipper Race 2014 - Countdown to Race 10
By Ruth Harrington, ,
3:41 AM Sun 16 Mar 2014 GMT
2013 - 14 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Race 10 of the Clipper 2013-14 Round the World Yacht Race gets underway Sunday (16 March) from Qingdao, China to San Francisco, USA ...
Rio Olympics 2016 - Water quality improving says Rio authorities
By Jeni Bone, ,
12:05 AM Sun 16 Mar 2014 GMT
The jewel in the crown of Rio de Janeiro would be Guanabara Bay, venue for rowing and sailing events at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. What a tragedy then that city officials admit that of the 1.3 billion litres (yes, that is correct) of sewerage, effluent, oil and run off that the city creates each day only 40% is treated. The rest goes to the waterways. ...
Solo Maître Coq - Rich Mason finishes second Rookie + Video
By Artemis Offshore Academy, ,
7:52 PM Sat 15 Mar 2014 GMT
Today in the Solo Maître Coq, at 06:52GMT, Artemis Offshore Academy skipper Rich Mason (Artemis 77) finished the 215 mile race 19th overall and second Rookie, just three minutes behind last year’s winning Rookie Jack Bouttell (Overboard) in 18th. ...
America's Cup: Images from Oracle Team USA training on Sydney Harbour
By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, ,
2:28 AM Sat 15 Mar 2014 GMT
Beau Outteridge provided these images from on and off board Oracle Team USA's AC45 as they train with the Challenger of Record, Team Australia on Sydney Harbour. ...
Clipper Round the World Race – Another win confirmed for Great Britain
By Julia Wall-Clarke, ,
5:27 PM Fri 14 Mar 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, Great Britain has been confirmed in first place of Race 9.1 to China’s ‘Sailing City’ of Qingdao, its third win in the 2013-14 edition. ...
ISAF Personal Safety Course Providers train in Great Britain
By Daniel Smith, ,
5:07 PM Fri 14 Mar 2014 GMT
Back in 2003, the International Sailing Federation introduced a standard basic syllabus for the training of safety courses in order to establish an internationally recognized qualification. The training requirements form part of the ISAF Offshore Special regulations and courses have been established and run, conforming to ISAF standards, within 20 Member National Authorities. ...
Busan confirmed as bidder for 2018 ISAF Sailing World Championships
By Sail-World.com, ,
4:56 PM Fri 14 Mar 2014 GMT
Inside the Games reports that the South Korean city of Busan has made a late entry into the race to host the 2018 International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Sailing World Championships. ...
Delta Lloyd Regatta - Details on the upcoming action
By Delta Lloyd Regatta, ,
3:49 PM Fri 14 Mar 2014 GMT
There are just ten weeks left until the 30th Delta Lloyd Regatta (May 20-24). We want to inform you about the format being sailed, the committees responsible for race management, the internationally formed jury, our PRO and the 2014 facilities you may expect. ...
America's Cup: Kiwi World Champion signs with Italians
By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, ,
11:44 AM Fri 14 Mar 2014 GMT
New Zealand's Adam Minoprio, the 2010 World Match Racing Champion, has signed with the Italian Luna Rossa team for the 2017 America's Cup. The former New Zealand Sailor of the Year, competed in the 2010/11 Volvo Ocean Race, as part of the crew of Camper, managed by Emirates Team New Zealand, but did not transfer over to the team's America's Cup program after the conclusion of that race. ...
America's Cup: Rome Kirby: 'What we did was pretty cool'
By America's Cup Media, ,
11:24 AM Fri 14 Mar 2014 GMT
It took about three months. That’s how long Rome Kirby, a trimmer with Oracle Team USA, says it took him to realize what his team had achieved with its comeback win over Emirates Team New Zealand in September. ...
Optimize Offshore Seminar energizes sailors and events for 2014
By Dan Ibsen, ,
10:31 AM Fri 14 Mar 2014 GMT
Over two days 50 participants and presenters from 12 countries shared ideas about structure regatta events, education of organisers, measurement, ratings, scoring, classification, concerns of sailors and coming events in 2014. ...
RS Feva – A number of events on the horizon
By Golly Tucker, ,
10:24 AM Fri 14 Mar 2014 GMT
The RS Feva European Championships are set to take place 29th - 31st May. Entries for this three day event are now open. Bruinisse, Netherlands, the terrific venue of the 2011 World Championships is where we are headed to for this great event. ...
Alex Thomson reflects on the Hugo Boss mast walk - Never Again!
By Kate Laven, The Daily Telegraph (UK), ,
9:13 AM Fri 14 Mar 2014 GMT
The Daily Telegraph's yachting correspondent, Kate Laven, talks with Alex Thomson after his his mast-walking exploit and video, which is getting close to the million views mark.Despite having a fear of heights, he walked the length of his 100 foot mast as his boat Hugo Boss was heeled at a 45 degree angle somewhere off the coast of Cadiz in Spain and dived fully suited, into the water. ...
Arenal Training Camps Trophy - All set in Palma de Mallorca
By Neus Jordi, ,
8:58 PM Thu 13 Mar 2014 GMT
Nearly 450 sailors participate from tomorrow morning until Sunday at the Arenal Training Camps Trophy, an Olympic classes regatta which is a training for the Trofeo Princesa Sofía, the next to last stage of the ISAF Sailing World Cup. ...
Peter Dubens invests in North Sails company
By Afloat.ie, ,
7:48 PM Thu 13 Mar 2014 GMT
North Technology Group (NTG) whose brands include North Sails has revealed that Oakley Capital Private Equity ('Oakley') has acquired a majority stake in their diverse family of companies. Oakley is an investment vehicle founded by UK businessman and sailing enthusiast Peter Dubens. ...
Les Voiles de St. Barth - Ready to embrace Gustavia’s inner harbor
By Fabrice Thomazeau, ,
7:38 PM Thu 13 Mar 2014 GMT
Anticipating seventy or more boats, the Les Voiles de St. Barth is adding entries at a good clip leading up to its 2014 regatta dates of April 14-19. Sixty two racing yachts have thus far confirmed plans to line the docks or otherwise slip into the warm embrace of Gustavia’s inner harbor and protected anchorage on the western side of St. Barthelemy island. ...
Solo Maître Coq - Tactical start for Artemis Offshore Academy sailors
By Artemis Offshore Academy, ,
6:39 PM Thu 13 Mar 2014 GMT
Setting sail out of the iconic Vendée Globe canal in Les Sables d’Olonne, today (Thursday 13th March) eight British skippers; Artemis Offshore Academy Rookies Rich Mason, Alan Roberts, Sam Matson and graduates Jack Bouttell, Ed Hill, Henry Bomby and Sam Goodchild and Phil Sharp – kick started their 2014 solo Figaro season with the Solo Maître Coq. ...
Extreme Sailing Series - Act 2 action on the horizon + Video
By Extreme Sailing Series, ,
3:57 PM Thu 13 Mar 2014 GMT
With only one week to go on the EDOX countdown clock before the Extreme Sailing Series action continues on the Extreme 40 stadium racecourse, the 11 international teams and their crews of elite level sailors, are preparing to return to the Sultanate of Oman for a fourth consecutive year. ...
America's Cup: Loick Peyron re-signs with Sweden's Artemis Racing
By Irene Corosu, Alameda, USA ,
11:19 AM Thu 13 Mar 2014 GMT
Artemis Racing announced today that French sailing legend Loïck Peyron has committed his future to the Swedish team as a member of the design group and helmsman. Following his role as technical coach and helmsman during the 34th America’s Cup, Loïck brings his renowned versatility and unparalleled experience to Artemis Racing. Includes video ...
Warsash Spring Series ready for action
By Warsash Spring Series, ,
6:08 PM Wed 12 Mar 2014 GMT
There was a distinct hint of spring in the air when the fifty strong race management team from Warsash Sailing Club took to the water for their 'practice day' on 9th March 2014. All systems were checked afloat and ashore in readiness for the first races in this premier season-opening event which begins next Sunday 16th March 2014. ...
RS300 Winter Championships at Sheffield Viking SC
By Matt Jenkins, ,
4:35 PM Wed 12 Mar 2014 GMT
Following a very successful Dinghy Show which saw over 20 RS300 sailors converge to man the 'Boatyard at Beer' stand adjoining the main RS display, and much interest from non-300 devotees to join this cult class, the 2014 season immediately kicked into gear with the Winter Championships held at picturesque Sheffield Viking SC, affectionately known as the ‘Garda of the North’. ...
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