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East to West: A profile of Volvo Ocean Race crew Team Dongfeng
By Jonno Turner, ,
4:43 PM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
The Volvo Ocean Race crew onboard Team Dongfeng is in Cowes, on the Isle of Wight, a charming little enclave that sits a million miles from the harsh realities of the Southern Ocean. The clock has barely chimed nine, yet the foreheads of this 10-strong Dongfeng Race Team crew glisten and glimmer like the sharp, wet edges of the proud grass below their feet. ...
Topaz National Championships - Paddy Cunnane and Adam Byrne victorious
By Irish Sailing Associaton, ,
4:36 PM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
Dingle Sailing Club is pleased to announce that local Dingle sailors Paddy Cunnane (helm) and Adam Byrne (crew) are the Topaz Irish National Champions 2014. The Topaz National Championships were hosted by Dingle Sailing Club for the first time on the 23-24 August 2014 ...
ISA All Ireland Championship - Ben Duncan to face stiff competition
By Irish Sailing Associaton, ,
4:31 PM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
Defending All Ireland Sailing Champion Ben Duncan will face some stiff competition next week as he fights to retain his title. 16 national class champions have been invited to compete at the ISA’s most prestigious annual senior sailing event; the ISA All Ireland Sailing Championship on the sixth and seventh of September. ...
Extreme Sailing Series - First-ever Turkish team to race in Istanbul
By Extreme Sailing Series, ,
3:26 PM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
The first-ever Turkish Extreme 40 syndicate, TeamTurx, has been confirmed to compete at the Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 6 Istanbul as an invitational entry, bringing the tally of boats on the startline up to 12. The event will be further bolstered by support from co-Host Venue partners Yandex, one of Europe’s largest technology and internet companies, and Palmarina. ...
Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Race 4 images by Max Ranchi
By Sail-World.com, ,
3:14 PM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
Max Ranchi was on site at the 2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship to capture these images during race 4. ...
RYA Mega Prize Draw – Win over £3,000 worth of amazing prizes
By Emma Slater, ,
2:39 PM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
One lucky visitor to this year’s PSP Southampton Boat Show could be in with a chance of winning over £3,000 worth of amazing boating related prizes in the RYA’s Mega Prize Draw. Running throughout the show visitors to the RYA Stand (JO66) will have the opportunity to submit their entry in to the mega prize draw and win a whole host of prizes. ...
New Around Britain and Ireland Monohull 40ft and less world record
By John Reed, ,
10:30 AM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
The WSSR Council announces the establishment of a new Around Britain and Ireland Monohull 40ft and less world record. ...
Volvo Noble Marine UK RS400 National Championships - Day 4 images
By LPB Aerial Imagery, ,
10:06 AM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
LPB Aerial Imagery was on site at the Volvo Noble Marine UK RS400 National Championships 2014 to capture these images on day four. ...
Rolex Middle Sea Race 2014 - International fleet bound for Malta
By Louay Habib, ,
9:01 AM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
The 606-mile yacht race takes place in the heart of the Mediterranean and covers one of the most beautiful courses in the world. Starting and finishing in Malta, the route includes the deep azure waters around Sicily including the Aeolian and Egadi Islands, as well as Pantelleria and Lampedusa. One of the most stunning vistas is Stromboli, the active volcano which is a course mark. ...
Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Alessandro Rombelli's 'STIG' leads
By International Audi Melges 20 Class Association, ,
3:04 AM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
After Garda's past rainy days and a short morning postponement ashore, the 57-strong Audi Melges 20 World Championship fleet welcomed plentiful sunshine and a nice eight - ten knots of breeze to the Lake Garda racing arena. Three races are now complete in the 10-part racing series with former Gold Cup Champion and Audi Sailing Series Champion Alessandro Rombelli aboard STIG ahead by seven points. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Call of Duty comes first for Team Alvimedica
By Sam Greenfield, Volvo Ocean Race, ,
11:27 PM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
Many have attempted to describe just how hard it is to sail in a Volvo Ocean Race, but what we rarely hear is how getting to the starting line can be just just as tough. Volvo Ocean race is a race within a race.We don’t often tell the stories of those who don’t make it, because, frankly, it’s not uncommon. But in the case of Lt. Chris Branning, we’ve made an exception. ...
Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Day 1 images by Stefano Gattini
By Sail-World.com, ,
9:46 PM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
Photographer Stefano Gattini was on deck for day one at the 2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship to capture these images. ...
RS100 Open meeting at Bala SC
By Mark Harrison, ,
9:02 PM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
Ten RS100s gathered at Bala, from as far as Port Dinorwic, Windermere and the Isle of Wight to be confused and baffled as the wind blew or rather wafted from the NW, the sort of direction that gives a Race Officer nightmares. The first race started with the beat turning swiftly turning to a reach, then most of the remaining legs also having a reach in at some point. ...
PWA Alacati World Cup - Exciting finish on day 2
By Chris Yates, ,
7:02 PM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
After teasing the competitors for the majority of the afternoon the wind finally filled in on day two of the Alacati PWA World Cup. The second elimination of both the men’s and women’s fleets were completed - in 7-18 knots - as Quentel secured his first bullet of, not only the week, but also the season, whilst Sarah-Quita Offringa made it two wins out of two with another fine display of sailing. ...
Volvo Noble Marine RS200 UK Nationals overall
By Claire Walsh, ,
6:53 PM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
Day four of racing at the RS200 UK Nationals and the later start of 1pm allowed everyone to recover from a rum soaked evening at the Piranha bar. One esteemed old soak left with the bulk of the fleet at witching hour, only to realise he’d cycled too far when he hit the bridge to the mainland ...
Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Day 1 images by Max Ranchi
By Sail-World.com, ,
5:08 PM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
Max Ranchi was on the water at Fraglia Della Vela Riva to capture these images during day one of the 2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship. ...
Kite Tender sailing The Solent, Cowes, Isle of Wight
By Peter Renssen, soest ,
4:17 PM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
Check out this amazing new video by Tom Court. ...
Transatlantic Race - Fleet expanded for 2015 edition
By Stuart Streuli, ,
3:28 PM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
Three years ago, 26 boats started—and finished—the Transatlantic Race 2011, from Newport, R.I., to the south coast of England. Anticipating greater interest in the Transatlantic Race 2015, race organizers—the Royal Yacht Squadron and New York Yacht Club in association with the Royal Ocean Racing Club and Storm Trysail Club—set an early limit of 50 entries, which now looks to be well exceeded. ...
IFDS World Championship overall
By Kathy Large, ,
2:57 PM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
Extremely close results in two of three classes made for an dramatic finish to the High Liner Foods IFDS Worlds 2014 at the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Twenty five countries were represented at the combined world championships for disabled sailors. ...
Weather challenges at final event of the Garmin Summer Series
By Brenda Hoult, ,
1:32 PM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
GJW Direct SailFest, the final round of the Garmin summer Series, took place over the August Bank Holiday weekend, starting with a coaching day on Friday with six races scheduled over Saturday and Sunday, culminating in the North Sails One Design Long Distance Pursuit on Monday. ...
Book your spot on the RYA Active Marina Experience
By Susie NationGrainger, ,
11:46 AM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
If you’re interested in refreshing your boating skills and picking up some top tips from expert instructors, then sign up today for the RYA Active Marina Experience which is returning to the PSP Southampton Boat Show (12-21 September). ...
Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi finishes second - Extreme Sailing Series
By Anna Tunnicliffe, ,
10:17 AM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
These days, twice Rolex Sailor of the Year and Olympic Gold medalist, Anna Tunnicliffe (USA) alternates between sailing aboard Alinghi in the Extreme Sailing Series, and chasing a serious ranking in the world of CrossFit. She reports in from Cardiff, Wales after Day 4 of the Extreme Sailing Series, sailing as tactician aboard Alinghi. ...
Volvo Noble Marine RS400 UK National Championships 2014 - Day three
By Matt Sheahan, ,
9:20 AM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
After Monday's (Day two) racing had been called off due to the lively conditions everyone was keen to get back into the competitive groove but a forecast of light and variable winds of under five knots along with a big left over swell from the previous day's action was always going to make racing challenging and a long postponement likely. ...
2014 18' Skiff International Regatta - Day 2
By Rich Roberts, ,
3:45 AM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 18' Skiff International Regatta - After Tuesday's wild racing in the 13th annual 18' Skiff International Regatta it was apparent that old boats aren't necessarily a problem as long as you keep them upright. ...
2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship - It's go time in Garda
By Melges 20, ,
3:14 AM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 Melges 20 World Championship - Registration, measurement and practice day are officially complete at the 2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship, hosted by Fraglia Della Vela Riva. An unprecedented 57 entries will take to the starting line tomorrow, Wednesday, 27 August for the first of four competitive days of premium performance racing. ...
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