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2014 International OK Dinghy British National Championship - Day 4
By Robert Deaves, ,
2:21 AM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 International OK Dinghy British National Championship - Jim Hunt has finally won the British OK Dinghy National Championship after several failed attempts over the past decade. He closed out the 2014 title after two more very close and breezy races sailed in very shifty winds in the mouth of the Blackwater Estuary on Tuesday morning. ...
America's Cup: Team NZ wish Davis well with new team *Feature
By Richard Gladwell, Sail-world.com/nz, ,
11:34 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
Emirates Team New Zealand Chief Operating Officer, Kevin Shoebridge describes the split with long time coach Rod Davis as 'amicable'. ...
Fisher's View: Sailing perfection at Hamilton Island- Day 3
By Bob Fisher, Hamilton Island, Queensland ,
9:53 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
That perfection in sailing is impossible to achieve has been a universal experience and particularly in 10-knot winds, as we are all aware. At least I was until today, but one race changed all that. This Damascene moment came as a result of an invitation to sail aboard the perpetual line honours winner, the 100-foot supermaxi Wild Oats XI from owner Bob Oatley. ...
IFDS World Championship - Day 1 images by Jude Robertson
By Sail-World.com, ,
8:38 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
Photographer Jude Robertson was on site at the IFDS World Championships to capture these images on day one of racing. ...
National Paralympic Day - Get out on the water August 30th
By RYA, ,
6:50 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
Saturday 30 August 2014 is National Paralympic Day. RYA Sailability is offering people of all ages and abilities the opportunity to get out on the water in Lymington and experience sailing and boating for free. 'Often people with a disability or indeed their family or carers think that sailing and power boating are both inaccessible and expensive,' comments Aly Gunn. ...
EUROSAF Youth Sailing, European Championship - Action now underway
By John Friend, ,
5:56 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
Excellent conditions for sailing welcomed the first races of the EUROSAF Youth Sailing, European Championship here in Gdynia today, with sunshine, winds around 14 knots and only slight seas for the competitors to enjoy. Racing got underway on schedule at 11.00 on two race courses, course Bravo for the International 420 and Laser Radial, and course Alpha for the RS:X and 29er. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Forget the f-word - Team SCA profiled
By Jonno Turner, ,
5:33 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
'We used to go to the starts and finishes of the Whitbread Round the World Race, as it was then,' recalls Team SCA’s Sam Davies, with a smile. 'There wasn’t much media in those days, so once the boats left you didn’t really hear from them until they returned nine months later looking all tatty.' ...
52 Super Series - Fleet grows, 2015 dates revealed
By 52 Super Series, ,
3:44 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
Eight newly built TP52s will compete on the 2015 52 Super Series circuit which is expected to comprise 12 to 14 boats, including three teams who will be new to the series in Europe, over a five regatta circuit at venues which are presently being finalised. ...
420 and 470 Junior Europeans - Teams from 9 nations on the podium
By International 420 Class Association, ,
2:36 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
At the 420 and 470 Junior Europeans, from very little wind to gusts of up to 28 knots, mixed up with rain storms and thunder challenged the 390 teams on the final day of racing here in Gdynia, Poland on Monday 18 August. A 12 race series for the 108 boat 420 fleet, with a 10 race series followed by a double-points Medal Race for the 470 Men and Women fleets. ...
Youth and Junior racing an important part of the WPNSA event calendar
By Jessica Francis, ,
2:24 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
Youth and Junior racing forms an important part of the events calendar at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) and this year is proving to be no exception. 2014 has seen the Academy host a wide variety of major events ranging from weekend Grand Prix to National and World Championships, featuring many of the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Youth and Junior Classes. ...
Huff of Arklow nearing completion, expected on the water next month
By Afloat.ie, ,
2:00 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
The restoration of the classic yacht 'Huff of Arklow' is approaching completion in Cornwall and anticipation is building to see the 1951 John Tyrrell & Sons build back on the water in her original form next month. The unique yacht designed by the famous Uffa Fox was built for Douglas Heard, a well-known Dublin yachtsman and the first president of the Irish Yachting Association. ...
IFDS Worlds - Former president presented with ISAF awards medal
By Kathy Large, ,
1:54 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
ISAF vice president Gary Jobson has presented former IFDS president Linda Merkle of Atlanta, Georgia with a silver medal for service to disabled sailing. Merkle spent more than fifteen years in various roles with the International Association for Disabled Sailing. ...
RS200 National Championship - Back on the water for day 2
By Sally Campbell, ,
1:33 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
After day one was blown off at the RS200 Nationals, the 238 RS200 sailors were keen to get on the water, and were released on time for a big day's racing. Today was the day to be pathfinder for the gate start. Long slow shifts in reasonably consistent breeze gave those massive levers with a few lengths of a head start a big advantage. ...
Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Improvements aplenty in Byte CII fleets
By ISAF, ,
12:27 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
It was a day of improvements and progression for the Byte CII sailors at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games with two races completed in the male and female fleets. No Techno 293 racing was possible with a light fickle breeze on their race area not reaching the required limit for the 20 boys and 21 girls to race. ...
America's Cup: New Zealand loses top coach to Artemis Racing
By Sail-World, ,
12:16 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
Artemis Racing officially launched its challenge to win the 35th America’s Cup at an inspirational event in Sweden’s capital. New team members were announced, including Swedish Olympic champions, Fredrik Lööf and Max Salminen, as well as America’s Cup veteran Rod Davis. ...
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 CEO Knut Frostad talks (Part I) *Feature
By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team, ,
12:05 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
The CEO of the Volvo Ocean Race is Knut Frostad, the 47 year old Norwegian sailor who sailed at two Olympic Games (1988 and 1992) and in four Volvo Ocean races. ...
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race Day 9 - Swish on record pace
By RORC Event Press, ,
11:38 AM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
Ifan James, skipper of Stimpson 42 Palpatine, contacted the Royal Ocean Racing Club yesterday to retire from the race with all crew well. Palpatine left the Isle of Lewis in the early hours of Tuesday morning and is currently passing the Isle of Skye, east of the Outer Hebrides. ...
Extreme Sailing Act 5 - Pressure builds on The Wave, Muscat
By Oman Sail, ,
10:11 AM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
Lying second in the 2014 rankings, just three points behind leaders Alinghi, McMillan has identified Cardiff as a key event in The Wave, Muscat’s defence of the Extreme Sailing Series title which they won last year and in 2012. 'This is a very important part of the season,' said McMillan who has previously shown good form in Cardiff taking first and second in 2013 and 2012 respectively. ...
Extreme Sailing Series - GAC Pindar adds experience ahead of Cardiff
By Neil Brotherston, ,
9:43 AM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
GAC Pindar has today named its crew ahead of Act five of the 2014 Extreme Sailing Series in Cardiff, Wales (22-25 August), adding experienced Olympic Sailor, Hugh Styles to the team. Styles replaces Troy Tindall as Main Sail Trim and brings with him a wealth of sailing pedigree, including previous experience of the Extreme Sailing Series with GAC Pindar in 2010. ...
International Cadet World Championships 2014 - Australians extend lead
By Peter Campbell, ,
8:26 AM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
Overnight they scored their fourth win in six races and with a third place in the other race of the day they now have a net seven points, with their race one fourth their discard. The Australians are now five points clear of their nearest opponents, the consistent German crew of Julian Mathwig and Mattias Henning who had a fourth and a third overnight for a net 12 points. ...
Dennis Conner International Challenge 2014 - Letter from America
By Simon Grain, ,
7:50 AM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
Well…..I really enjoyed it! Though it was super, super tough. When the Norwegian says to the German during his presentation speech (both of whom finished behind us} that the last time he beat him was at the Olympic games, you’re not sailing against bunnies. In addition, other competitors said how much of an honor it was to sail in the company of the German skipper (must look up who he is). ...
2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Day 2
By Daniel Smith, ,
3:15 AM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
The second day of racing at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Sailing Competition will see light winds and an increase in temperature at Lake Jinniu. ...
2014 IFDS World Championship: Opening Ceremony images
By Jude Robertson, ,
2:56 AM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 IFDS World Championship - Perfect weather for the Opening Ceremony. Can't wait to see these incredible athletes on the water! ...
Teams descend upon Cowes for inaugural J/111 World Championships
By Stuart Johnstone, Cowes, Isle of Wight, England ,
8:33 PM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
Teams from across Europe are descending upon Cowes for the inaugural J/111 World Championships. The event will be hosted by the historic Royal Yacht Squadron, with racing taking place from Wednesday 20th until Sunday 24th August. Twelve races are scheduled across the five days, to give both local and travelling teams maximum opportunity to take the prestigious title. ...
OK Dinghy National Championships - Hunt closes in on the title
By Terry Curtis, ,
8:20 PM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
Jim Hunt has taken a six point lead at the OK Dinghy National Championships after three more races in a very unstable breeze at Dabchicks Sailing Club, with just two more races to go on Tuesday to complete the series. ...