| News for the Last 30 Days - UK
Barbados Tourism Authority gives a stunning prize to aim for
By Peta Stuart-Hunt, ,
12:57 PM Wed 15 May 2013 GMT
Barbados Tourism Authority is providing a stunning prize for the most consistently successful competitor in the Royal Southern Yacht Club Summer Series Regattas ...
ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship, Cyprus + Promo video
By Michalis Pateniotis, ,
11:34 AM Wed 15 May 2013 GMT
ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship to be held at the island of Cyprus and the city of Limassol ...
US orders new Protector for America’s Cup
By Mike Rose,
6:20 AM Wed 15 May 2013 GMT
A new Rayglass Protector 11.5-metre Cabin SL is on its way to San Francisco after being ordered especially for watching the Louis Vuitton and America’s Cup regattas later this year.
The new model features a custom interior, including a cockpit lounge suite for entertaining, and a teak cockpit sole, and will be powered by two 300hp-plus outboards. ...
America's Cup: Committee to report on AC72 safety measures
By Richard Gladwell,
10:06 PM Tue 14 May 2013 GMT
America's Cup organisers, Golden Gate Yacht Club, have appointed a six-strong team to investigate and report on the facts of the Artemis incident, last Thursday, and to recommend on safety issues for the event.
The group is working in conjunction with the US Coast Guard who must issue SLR's (Special Local Regulations) for the event to proceed. ...
Lysekil Women's Match action commences August 5
By Joakim Hermansson, ,
8:26 PM Tue 14 May 2013 GMT
The 2013 Lysekil Women’s Match is set to take place 5-10 August and Danish match racing star Camilla Ulrikkeholm is one of the skippers already having accepted an invitation to this year’s event. British Olympian Lucy Macgregor, Claudia Pierce of New Zealand and last year’s rookie Alexa Bezel of Switzerland (runner-up in Lysekil 2012) will be some of her competitors. ...
WMRT Match Race Germany - Lake Contstance battle fast approaching
By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, ,
5:39 PM Tue 14 May 2013 GMT
Match Race Germany is coming up and the top match racing crews from around the world are gathering on the north shore of Lake Constance this week ready for the first salvos of the 2013 Alpari World Match Racing Tour, set to commence on Thursday. ...
Sail for Gold Regatta - Early entry fee discount period extended
By Matt Carter, ,
5:11 PM Tue 14 May 2013 GMT
2013 Sail for Gold Regatta event organisers are happy to confirm that the early entry fee discount period, which was due to close on Friday 10 May, will remain open until the final entry deadline of Friday 31 May - giving sailors the opportunity to get their entries in without breaking the bank! ...
Finn World Masters - Sailors return en-masse to La Rochelle
By Robert Deaves, ,
2:02 PM Tue 14 May 2013 GMT
The Finn class returns en-masse to La Rochelle, France for the 2013 Finn World Masters next week. It is destined to be not only the largest Finn Masters ever, but also the largest Finn event ever if all the pre-entered 307 sailors from 27 countries show up. ...
Kieler Woche - Outright racing and pure excitement to the end
By Kieler Woche, ,
1:48 PM Tue 14 May 2013 GMT
The 2013 Kieler Woche will take place 22-30 June with victory and medal ranks being decided on the very last race day when the top six athletes race against each other in the finals. There will be no tactical games, but just outright racing and pure excitement until the very last, as only the finals will bring the decision. ...
Solitaire du Figaro - Ed Hill and Jack Bouttell to compete + Video
By Artemis Offshore Academy, ,
11:14 AM Tue 14 May 2013 GMT
At the conclusion of the Solo Concarneau last week a wave of joy and relief washed over Artemis Offshore Academy skippers Ed Hill and Jack Bouttell, before an even bigger wave of reality hit, as both Artemis sailors were told they had been selected to compete in the 2013 Solitaire du Figaro. ...
ORC International World Championship - List of entries published
By ORC Media, ,
2:11 AM Tue 14 May 2013 GMT
Organizers for the 2013 Adria Ferries ORC International World Championship have published the list of entries who will compete at the event held in Ancona, Italy over 21-29 June 2013. To maintain the highest possible standards for the event, organizers have put limits on the number of entries eligible to race, so there are now 100 confirmed entries and 22 yachts on the waiting list. ...
America's Cup: German team pulls out of Red Bull Youth series
11:51 PM Mon 13 May 2013 GMT
The German team in the Red Bull Youth America's Cup, has issued a statement announcing their withdrawal from the series, citing safety concerns emanating from the Artemis Racing incident last Thursday in San Francsico. ...
America´s Cup Artemis Crew in shock - newspaper quotes inaccurate
By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team,
10:04 PM Mon 13 May 2013 GMT
The sailing world is very much in shock following the death of British Olympic Gold and Silver medallist and America's Cup strategist Andrew 'Bart' Simpson trapped under water after the capsize of the Swedish AC72 Artemis on San Francisco Bay last Thursday. Helmsman Nathan Outteridge has issued a statement saying that quotes attributed to his father were not accurate. ...
B14 Nationals - Ullman Sails 3 reigns supreme at Whitstable
By Mike Bees/Mark Barnes, ,
9:01 PM Mon 13 May 2013 GMT
On Saturday at the B14 Nationals, the fleet of 28 quickly became resigned to the fact that the wind gods were against them and their wings were clipped for another day. With winds peaking at 40 knots around mid day, PRO Dave Curno, with accurate wind prediction, decided mid afternoon to postpone to Sunday and go for five races if time allowed. ...
Byte and Firefly open at West Oxfordshire Sailing Club
By Richard Whitehouse, Stockport ,
8:33 PM Mon 13 May 2013 GMT
Ten Bytes (nine on Saturday) competed in the event at West Oxfordshire, shared with a Firefly open. The Bytes started first with three races on Saturday and two more on Sunday. ...
America's Cup: Barclay expects Cup to proceed as planned
By Richard Gladwell,
6:00 PM Mon 13 May 2013 GMT
TV3's that America's Cup CEO Stephen Barclay is confident regatta director Iain Murray will take every step to ensure the America's Cup goes ahead, and does so as safely as possible.
'I have every expectation that the event will proceed as planned. But I'm going to give Iain Murray the time he needs to really look at it with his expert panel and get it right.' ...
Delta Lloyd North Sea Regatta - Gazprom Swan 60 class ready to race
By Jennifer Hall, ,
5:17 PM Mon 13 May 2013 GMT
The Delta Lloyd North Sea Regatta, the first official event of the 2013 circuit, is about to commence for the inaugural Gazprom Swan 60 Class racing season. The largest sailing event on the North Sea, the Delta Lloyd North Sea Regatta take place from 7th - 20th May and opens with a 110 nautical mile race from Scheveningen to Harwich. ...
RYA Push the Boat Out - Win a visit from a British Sailing Team member
By Susie NationGrainger, ,
4:09 PM Mon 13 May 2013 GMT
Is your club or centre participating in RYA Push the Boat Out this weekend (18-19 May)? If the answer is yes, then you could be in with a chance of winning a visit to your club, from one the UK’s leading sailors. ...
Italian Olympic Week Garda wrap-up + Video
3:24 PM Mon 13 May 2013 GMT
The 2013 Italian Olympic Week Garda has come to a close. We look at the action that took place via comments and video interviews with sailors that competed. ...
Sailing Handicap Calculator - A distinct advantage on the water
By Lachlan Ritchie,
3:02 PM Mon 13 May 2013 GMT
Former Etchells world champion, Bruce Ritchie wishes there was such a thing as a sailing handicap calculator app when he competed on the international scene in the early 80s. This Sydney sailing veteran of 65 years may have proved himself on the water over the decades but working out handicap race result times both mid race and post-race had always proved an elusive task, until now. ...
SKUD European Championships - Rickham and Birrell take title
By Matt Carter, ,
1:32 PM Mon 13 May 2013 GMT
Alexandra Rickham and Niki Birrell have been crowned European Champions at the 2013 SKUD European Championships which came to a close in Arbon, Switzerland on Sunday (12 May). Rickham and Birrell’s victory is the duo’s first taste of success at this event, which saw the SKUD sailors take a clean sweep of six race wins against the ten other crews. ...
RSYC Summer Series May Regatta - Thrills, spills and a good turnout
By Phil Riley, ,
1:03 PM Mon 13 May 2013 GMT
Adam Munday is in the process of applying for Academy membership at the Royal Southern Yacht Club. On the basis of his performance in the Club's May Regatta, the first in their annual Summer Series, it's not unreasonable to think he may be a shoo-in. ...
Delta Lloyd North Sea regatta experiences a perfect mix of weather
By Diana Bogaards, ,
12:33 PM Mon 13 May 2013 GMT
The two offshore races of the Delta Lloyd North Sea Regatta,the Vuurschepenrace and the RORC North Sea Race, saw a perfect mix ofweather conditions. During the crossingfrom Scheveningen to Harwich the sailors had calm weather and for several hours even no wind. The race back started with strong winds and heavy showers. Gradually the conditions became better,although the end was still tough. ...
Garda Trentino Olympic Week - Ed Wright claims Garda gold
By Matt Carter, ,
11:46 AM Mon 13 May 2013 GMT
Garda Trentino Olympic Week came to an end on Sunday (12 May) with gold for British Finn sailor Ed Wright, and silver for windsurfer Bryony Shaw at the first regatta in the new EUROSAF Champions Sailing Cup five-event series. ...
Royal Yacht Squadron achieves its bicentenary
By Marina Johnson, ,
11:34 AM Mon 13 May 2013 GMT
Royal Yacht Squadron, founded in 1815, will achieve its bicentenary in 2015. The Club will mark the milestone with a calendar of celebrations for Members taking place throughout the year at the Castle, its historic home in Cowes, and in London and overseas. ...
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