| News for the Last 30 Days - UK
Nacra 17 European Championships - No action on day 1
By Camille El Beze, ,
5:49 PM Mon 7 Jul 2014 GMT
On day one of the Nacra 17 Europeans, the 71 competitors from 28 different nations had a long day waiting around the boat park in La Grande Motte when the wind refused to build enough to allow any competition. One of the two allocated fleets went afloat in steady rain to await a possible start in a light breeze, but the wind faded and shifted in direction and so they were returned to shore. ...
Télégramme Group acquires majority stake in OC Sport
By OC Sport, ,
5:05 PM Mon 7 Jul 2014 GMT
Télégramme Group, a major French media, sports and entertainment group, as part of their diversification and development strategy have acquired a majority shareholding in OC Sport, the global sports marketing company that specialises in professional sailing and outdoor events. ...
Soto 40 World Championship: Noticia IV finishes first in practice race
By Soto 40 Media, ,
2:58 PM Mon 7 Jul 2014 GMT
Today at the Soto 40 World Championship, the boats completed a practice race in Valencia waters, in which Luis Martín Cabiedes’ Noticia IV finished first position. The official races will start tomorrow at 1 pm. The start of the practice race was scheduled at 1pm but it finally started at 1:25 pm (CEST), after two practice starts. ...
ISAF Youth Worlds - 29er and SL16 sailors prepare for battle + Video
By ISAF, ,
1:49 PM Mon 7 Jul 2014 GMT
The 2014 ISAF Youth Worlds will welcome experienced SL16 heads and fresh 29er faces when racing commences in Tavira, Portugal on 14 July 2014. Sixteen teams featuring several former medallists will fight it out in the Open Multihull SL16 fleet whilst a number of new Open Skiff 29er teams will make their ISAF Youth Worlds debut in the 30-boat fleet. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Eight new crew members named by teams
By Volvo Ocean Race media, ,
1:15 PM Mon 7 Jul 2014 GMT
Eight new crew for the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 were today unveiled in separate announcements from Team Alvimedica and the Spanish Team challengers. ...
Half Ton Classics Cup - Fleet assembles in Saint-Quay-Portrieux
By Half Ton Classics Class, ,
12:53 PM Mon 7 Jul 2014 GMT
From 7-11 July the 2014 edition of the Half Ton Classics Cup will take place in Saint-Quay-Portrieux, Brittany, France. More than 200 sailors are expected to come to the start line! France, Britain and Belgium will be present, but also teams from Finland and Ireland... ...
Garmin Summer Series Round 4 - Lord Birkett Memorial Trophy Ullswater
By Brenda Hoult, ,
10:55 AM Mon 7 Jul 2014 GMT
With a record 174 boats entering via SailRacer and a final entry of 210 boats, the 2014 Lord Birkett Trophy was set for a bumper year on fifth and 6th July. Ullswater Yacht Club was packed inside and out, with many camping and enjoying the festival atmosphere of the traditional first weekend of July to celebrate Lord Birkett's efforts to save Ullswater Lake being turned into a reservoir. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: New additions to Spanish team announced
By Team Campos media, ,
10:18 AM Mon 7 Jul 2014 GMT
Two newcomers to the Volvo Ocean Race and a 32 years old 'veteran' join the Spanish project in the offshore race that will start next October from Alicante. The team led by Iker Martínez and Xabi Fernández confirmed this Monday that Spaniards Rafa Trujillo and Antonio 'Ñeti' Cuervas-Mons and French Nicolas Lunven will be, respectively, trimmer/driver, bowman and navigator of the new Spanish boat. ...
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Phuket Island is ready to host
By Phuket Race Week, ,
3:47 AM Mon 7 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Phuket Island is ready to host the award-winning Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek from 16 – 20 July off the Island's southeast coast. The season-opening event of the 2014/15 Asian Yachting Grand Prix – a series of 12 of the best regattas in Asia – Raceweek is set to welcome one of the most competitive fleets in the Regatta's history. ...
PWA Awaza World Cup - Cyril Moussilmani and Delphine Cousin on top
By Chris Yates, ,
11:57 PM Sun 6 Jul 2014 GMT
The first ever Awaza PWA World Cup Turkmenistan proved to be a tricky, and sometimes frustrating affair, as light and shifty winds unfortunately interrupted the regular thermal winds which usually frequent Awaza. Juan Antonio Aragon and his race crew made the absolute most of the conditions which presented themselves and gained results for both the men's and women's fleets. ...
Dragon Edinburgh Cup - A sparkling opening day
By British Dragon Association, ,
10:17 PM Sun 6 Jul 2014 GMT
The Dragon Edinburgh Cup, supported by Aberdeen Asset Management and hosted by the Royal Lymington Yacht Club, opening day provided a sparkling day on the water with winds building to give gusts of more than 20 knots. ...
Soto 40 World Championship - Day 1
By Soto40 Media, ,
10:12 PM Sun 6 Jul 2014 GMT
Today the 2014 Soto World Championship started with the first activities scheduled for the day, including registration of the teams, measuring and inspections. Tomorrow the competitors will have a practice race and while the first official races are scheduled on Tuesday. ...
British Vessels asked to mark First World War Centenary
By RYA, ,
3:45 AM Sun 6 Jul 2014 GMT
Vessels in harbour are encouraged to use a remembrance sound signal as may be decided and permitted by the local port authorities at 1700 UTC. This being the hour of the first shot fired in the conflict. ...
Audi tron European Sailing Series Melges 24 Act 4 overall
By International Melges 24 Class Association, ,
10:37 PM Sat 5 Jul 2014 GMT
Audi tron European Sailing Series Melges 24, organised by the Fraglia Vela Riva in cooperation with con B.Plan Sport&Events, valid as the fourth act of the continental sailing circuit dedicated to the most widespread one design boat produced by the Melges Performance Sailboats. ...
Foiling Week - Moth National Open Day 1
By Domenico Boffi, ,
9:56 PM Sat 5 Jul 2014 GMT
The Foiling Week commenced today and for the rest of the weekend will see 33 mothies from eight countries and three continents. It 's the National Championship but, thanks to GAC Pindar Logistics and the approaching Foiling Week mixed races, there is a world class entry list. ...
America's Cup: Luna Rossa foiling in AC45s at their Italian base
By Sail-World, ,
9:05 PM Sat 5 Jul 2014 GMT
Max Sirena, skipper of Luna Rossa, was very satisfied with the performance of the the team's foiling AC45 catamaran and said: 'What we experienced today is a great start; with wind between 8 and 15 knots we foiled both upwind and downwind and maintained an average speed that we wouldn’t have expected on the second day of sailing. ...
Invitational Team Racing Challenge - Victory for Italy's C.C. Aniene
By Jill Campbell/Donata Cuppone, ,
6:30 PM Sat 5 Jul 2014 GMT
At the conclusion of two round robins, with almost 60 races held in the team racing event organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, victory in the Invitational Team Racing Challenge went to Italy's C.C. Aniene skippered by Cristiana Monina and Luca Tubaro. ...
Star World Championship - Germans claim dramatic win in Malcesine
By Star Class World Championship, ,
6:01 PM Sat 5 Jul 2014 GMT
Today, July 5th, the International Star Class World Championship was decided in dramatic style on the last leg of the last race. GER 8340 Robert Stanjek with crew Frithjof Kleen led by ten points going into the last race and held on in a nervy final race to become the new world champions and the first German world champion for seventeen years. ...
Soto 40 World Championship - Valencia action on the horizon
By Soto 40 Media, ,
5:45 PM Sat 5 Jul 2014 GMT
The second World Championship of the Soto 40 International Class will start tomorrow at the Marina Real Juan Carlos I where eight boats of seven countries will be fighting for the title of the Class. The competition will be held on July 6-12 and the boats that will be competing are Alegre (IVB), Bigamist (POR), Earlybird (GER), Glen Ellen XXII (FRA), Ngoni (GBR), Noticia IV (ESP) and Uon (POR). ...
PWA Awaza World Cup - Down to the wire in Turkmenistan
By Chris Yates, ,
5:32 PM Sat 5 Jul 2014 GMT
The waiting game continued on the penultimate day of the PWA Awaza World Cup. After a glassy and windless start, the wind slowly built in the late afternoon and shortly after five o’clock it looked as though we would see the conclusion of the men’s opening elimination. ...
Nacra 17 Europeans - La Grande Motte back in Olympic classes arena
By Camille El Beze, ,
5:08 PM Sat 5 Jul 2014 GMT
La Grande Motte, a purpose built resort 20 minutes east of Montpellier, has a strong past and recent tradition in competitive sailing, but the Nacra 17 Europeans finds the town stepping back into the Olympic classes arena after a break of more than ten years. ...
Stena Match Cup Sweden - Hansen hat trick in Marstrand + Video
By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, ,
4:42 PM Sat 5 Jul 2014 GMT
At Stena Match Cup Sweden, Swedish fans turned out in the thousands to cheer on defending champion, Bjorn Hansen on the way to his claiming a third consecutive victory at the event, on this occasion against Ian Williams and his GAC Pindar crew. ...
World Match Racing Tour: See the Finals replay at the Stena Match Cup
By Sail-World, ,
12:03 PM Sat 5 Jul 2014 GMT
Catch the Semi-Finals and Finals of the Stena Match Cup Sweden, replay from Marstrand. The Stena Cup concludes with the finish of the Semi-Final Round and then into the Finals ...
Audi Tron European Sailing Series Melges 24 - Day 2
By Melges 24, ,
5:17 AM Sat 5 Jul 2014 GMT
The Audi tron European Sailing Series Melges 24 has shown to be a very engaging racing. The all-around event is making everyone enjoy deep emotions and lots of dramatic moments with pretty tricky and changeable weather conditions; very close racing between the two leading teams such us Franco Rossini' s Blu Moon (Ten - Three) and Audi Italia Sailing Team's Audi tron (Six - Two). ...
2014 Garmin Summer Series - Round four preview
By Brenda Hoult, ,
3:34 AM Sat 5 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Garmin Summer Series - Almost as legendary as the event itself is the Noble family members with a plethora of appearances on the Birkett trophies. Hence the announcement was made with some trepidation that the Garmin prize draw for early entry revealed that very name - though statistically, with four entries, the Nobles were up there with a chance ...