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Fast foils-a conversation with Paul Bieker, part two
By David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, Seattle ,
8:16 PM Fri 7 Mar 2014 GMT
Paul Bieker is one of the core designers credited with 'super-charging' Oracle Team USA’s 'USA 17' last September during the 34th America's Cup. I recently caught up with Bieker at a local Seattle pub for part two of this two-part interview to get his thoughts on how AC34 was won, his design role for AC35, as well as his thoughts on the future of America’s Cup Racing. ...
RCIYC Spring Regatta to start April 5
By Bill Harris, ,
7:48 PM Fri 7 Mar 2014 GMT
The Royal Channel Islands Yacht Club’s annual Spring Regatta, sponsored this year by London Eye Hospital, is scheduled for the weekend of 5th and 6th April. Taking place in St Aubin’s Bay and off the south coast of Jersey, the Regatta promises two days of competitive racing for sportsboat, cruiser/racer, dayboat, dinghy and sport-catamaran classes. ...
Clipper Round the World Race - Fleet battle headwinds up to 60 knots
By Clipper Ventures, ,
7:41 PM Fri 7 Mar 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, the crews are battling through headwinds of up to 60 knots with short, sharp waves, steep angles and cold conditions making for extremely demanding racing. Some teams have hoisted the Yankee 3, getting rid of the storm jib, but were forced to take it down again because the wind was too powerful. ...
Concerns raised over evidence quality for MCZs
By Louise Nicholls, ,
6:40 PM Fri 7 Mar 2014 GMT
Gus Lewis, Head of Legal and Government Affairs stressed the need for robust and balanced evidence in order to support the designation of Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs) whilst giving evidence to the Environmental Audit Committee this week. ...
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Ladies tackle Mother Nature
By Marina Thomas, ,
5:47 PM Fri 7 Mar 2014 GMT
Ahead of International Women’s Day tomorrow, Mother Nature’s toughest conditions are being taken on by nurses, marketing managers, housewives, PAs, engineers and lawyers from around the globe who are taking part in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. ...
US 52 Super Series - Azzurra tops the leaderboard
By 52 Super Series, ,
5:16 PM Fri 7 Mar 2014 GMT
At the US 52 Super Series in Miami, a second race win in succession, gained from the only race of the day, sees Azzurra top the leaderboard, now leading Quantum Racing on countback. ...
Sailor Sam Goodchild launches Team Plymouth
By Sam Joseph, ,
4:43 PM Fri 7 Mar 2014 GMT
With only 100 days to go until forty of the world’s top offshore sailors arrive in Plymouth’s Sutton Harbour, local yachtsman, Sam Goodchild is announcing that he’ll be racing this year thanks to a group of city companies. The 24 year solo sailor will be competing on a boat called ‘Team Plymouth’. ...
Gill Commodore's Cup - Action begins amid perfect conditions
By St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, ,
4:49 AM Fri 7 Mar 2014 GMT
Along the southern shore of St. Maarten, under beautiful blue skies and with an ideal 15-18 knot east-southeast breeze coursing across the waters, 50 spinnaker-division boats in five classes set sail today in the 2014 Gill Commodore's Cup. ...
Bacardi Miami Sailing Week - Trio of races kick off the action
By Joy Dunigan, ,
4:19 AM Fri 7 Mar 2014 GMT
The opening day of racing at Bacardi Miami Sailing Week 2014 (BMSW) hosted by Coconut Grove Sailing Club and strongly supported by Melges USA, saw the completion of the first three races in an eight part series. John Kilroy on Samba Pa Ti faired best striking a 3-3-4 scoreline to take the overall lead. ...
America’s Cup – Meet the sailing crew for Oracle Team USA
By Oracle Team USA, ,
11:26 PM Thu 6 Mar 2014 GMT
Oracle Team USA skipper Jimmy Spithill and tactician/sailing team manager Tom Slingsby have introduced the crew who are participating in the team’s first training camp of the new America’s Cup cycle. ...
Rio Paralympic Sailing Competition - Qualification System released
By ISAF, ,
9:31 PM Thu 6 Mar 2014 GMT
The Qualification System for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Sailing Competition has now been released. The first Qualification Regatta, the 2014 High Liner IFDS World Championships, takes place from 16-24 August 2014 at the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron, Halifax, Canada. ...
RYA and BUSA Ladies’ Team Racing Nationals - Birmingham victorious
By Sarah Moulder, West Kirby SC ,
7:43 PM Thu 6 Mar 2014 GMT
On the weekend of 22nd and 23rd February, the RYA and BUSA Ladies’ Team Racing Nationals 2014 took place at West Kirby SC, a place synonymous with Team Racing. Until this year Spinnaker Sailing Club has been the regular host to this event. ...
Solo Maître Coq - Artemis Offshore Academy sailors all set + Video
By Artemis Offshore Academy, ,
5:59 PM Thu 6 Mar 2014 GMT
With just a week to go until the start of the Solo Maître Coq (11:00 GMT, Thursday 13th March), Artemis Offshore Academy Rookies Sam Matson, Alan Roberts and Rich Mason are up against one of their biggest challenges yet – preparing for the big unknown. ...
BVI Spring Regatta - Join this amazing March event
By Global Yacht Racing, ,
4:10 PM Thu 6 Mar 2014 GMT
The BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival is an amazing event in March. It is no exaggeration to describe the Caribbean Islands that make up the BVIs as an idyllic paradise. With steady breeze, spectacular island scenery and warm water the annual regatta that calls the BVIs home is one of the best events for getting away from the hum drum. ...
Hilary and Nashwa team up to set two new trans-ocean records
By Oman Sail, ,
1:27 PM Thu 6 Mar 2014 GMT
Oman Sail’s support of innovation in sailing moves to the Indian Ocean next week when British quadriplegic sailor Hilary Lister and Oman’s Nashwa Al Kindi set out on an extraordinary journey from Mumbai, India, to Muscat, Oman, to set two new trans-ocean records. ...
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Fleet face tough conditions
By Clipper Ventures, ,
12:07 PM Thu 6 Mar 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race, powerful headwinds, steep waves, an adverse current and busy shipping lanes are making conditions very unpleasant on the yachts as they beat towards Qingdao. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Team Brunel sailing and training in Lanzarote.
By Sander van der Borsch, ,
10:43 AM Thu 6 Mar 2014 GMT
Top international photographer Sander van der Borsch provided this gallery of images of Volvo Ocean Race entrant, Team Brunel sailing and training in Lanzarote.
He reports that everything is going according to the planning and the team already has done some really nice sailing, ...
America's Cup: Australian Sailing Team pleased with Matt Belcher move
By Cora Zillich, ,
10:36 AM Thu 6 Mar 2014 GMT
At the Team Australia media launch Iain Murray, CEO Team Australia, said Hamilton Island Yacht Club was keen for the immense talents of Australia’s sailors to be showcased. In the upcoming training session on Sydney Harbour Team Australia will use the opportunity this week to rotate a number of crew through the boat, introducing them to the AC45 catamaran, as they race against Oracle Team USA. ...
52 Super Series US Championship opening day
By 52 Super Series, ,
10:19 AM Thu 6 Mar 2014 GMT
After the opening day of the 52 US Championship, the second regatta of the 2014 US 52 Super Series, posting a race win and a third place from two light wind races off Miami’s South Beach Quantum Racing earned themselves an overall lead of one single point. ...
America's Cup: Team Australia gets back in the ring
By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.nz/com, ,
9:18 AM Thu 6 Mar 2014 GMT
Video and images from the Team Australia launch of their AC45 launch and first sail in Sydney.
On Thursday morning the Challenger of Record's AC45 was christened by Val Oatley, Bob Oatley's wife. Later that afternoon, she joined the America's Cup Defender, Oracle Team USA, for a work out on Sydney Harbour ...
JJ Giltinan Trophy: Gotta Love It 7 on target for another series win
By Frank Quealey, ,
8:39 AM Thu 6 Mar 2014 GMT
Seve Jarvin moved a step closer to equaling the legendry Iain Murray’s record when he steered Gotta Love It 7 to victory in today’s Race 5 of the 2014 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship, sponsored by Sydney City Marine, on Sydney Harbour. Jarvin is set to win jis sixth title as a skipper if Gotta Love It 7 can close out this regatta on the weekend. Once again the team had to come from behind... ...
JJ Giltinan Trophy: Gotta Love It 7 makes it four wins from five
By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, Auckland, NZ ,
5:52 AM Thu 6 Mar 2014 GMT
Race 5 of the JJ Giltinan Trophy started at 3.08pm today, Thursday. Gotta Love It 7 scored another convincing win. Here's how the race unfolded in words and with full video replays from before the race, the race itself and interviews ashore, including one great one with Howie Hamlin (USA) and John Winning (AUS). ...
2014 52 Super Series - Azzurra begins with a victory
By Azzurra, ,
2:24 AM Thu 6 Mar 2014 GMT
2014 52 Super Series - A bullet and a fourth place for Azzurra on the opening day of the 52 US Championship, held in Miami until Sunday, March 9th. The competitive level of the 52 Super Series has never been as high as in this season. ...
America's Cup: Belcher named as Team Australia helmsman for AC45
By Sail-World, ,
12:29 AM Thu 6 Mar 2014 GMT
Hamilton Island Yacht Club (HIYC) has today set sail on its four-year Australian Challenge for the 35th America's Cup in 2017, with the announcement of Olympic Gold Medallist and ISAF Rolex Sailor of the Year, Mathew Belcher as its skipper and the christening of Team Australia’s AC45 catamaran. ...
Scottish University Teams qualify for British Champs in Strathclyde
By Ruth Cannell-Whiteley, UK-wide ,
5:47 PM Wed 5 Mar 2014 GMT
University sailing in Scotland is organised by Scottish Student Sailing. Three team racing League weekends, hosted by different University Sailing Clubs (USCs), are organised each year in the autumn and new year. ...
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