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470 European Championships - Aussies and Brits hold the Yellow Jerseys
By Luissa Smith, Int'l 470 Class, ,
9:30 PM Wed 12 Jun 2013 GMT
On day three of the 470 European Championships, the lighter breeze played more of a role on the finishing positions of teams with some new players popping out at the top of the fleet. The 110 teams from 35 nations have enjoyed yet another day of stunning racing conditions – it doesn’t get better than this. ...
Route des Princes - Leg 1 victory for Oman Air-Musandam + Video
By Sabina Mollart Rogerson, ,
8:34 PM Wed 12 Jun 2013 GMT
In the 2013 Route des Princes, Sidney Gavignet and the international crew of Oman Air-Musandam broke the finish line off Lisbon at 12:41:38 hrs local time (11:41:38hrs TU) to win the first leg from Valencia to Morlaix, France via stopovers in Lisbon, Dun Laoghaire Dublin and Plymouth. ...
PWA Catalunya World Cup - First blood and drama on day 2
By Chris Yates, ,
8:17 PM Wed 12 Jun 2013 GMT
On day two of the PWA Catalunya World Cup, the local thermal effect kicked in once again as the remainder of the opening elimination was completed, under glorious sunny skies and winds ranging from 7-14 knots. Reigning world champion - Antoine Albeau - sailed a flawless elimination and was duly rewarded with the first bullet of the week, firmly stamping his name at the top of the event rankings. ...
Sail for Gold Regatta - Lijia Xu claims Radial gold on day 4 + Video
By Matt Carter, ,
7:06 PM Wed 12 Jun 2013 GMT
Day four of racing at the Sail for Gold Regatta in Weymouth and Portland brought strong winds from the word go, with 18-22 knots gradually building throughout the day – but it appeared to make no odds to the Laser Radial London 2012 Olympic champion Lijia Xu, who clinched event honours on the penultimate day of the regatta. ...
Royal Southern Match Cup commences June 15th
By Peta Stuart-Hunt, ,
4:51 PM Wed 12 Jun 2013 GMT
The 2013 Royal Southern Match Cup, set for Saturday 15th June, is shaping up as a battle between three former ISAF top 100 ranked skippers and three up-and-coming aspirants, including Philip Bendon, this year's BUSA Match Racing Champion, already with a few scalps in their belts. ...
Route des Princes - Oman Air-Musandam claim Leg 1 victory + Video
By Route des Princes,
1:36 PM Wed 12 Jun 2013 GMT
Victory for Leg 1 of the 2013 Route des Princes has been claimed by Oman Air-Musandam skippered by Sidney Gavignet (FRA) - who crossed the finish line at 12h41'38' local time (11h41'38' TU/GMT). Oman Air-Musandam took two days 23 hours 41mn 38secs for the 794 miles first leg which started from Valencia, Spain last Sunday afternoon. ...
RS Tera National Championship at the WPNSA
By Jessica Francis,
10:18 AM Wed 12 Jun 2013 GMT
RS Tera fleet look forward to the RS Tera World Championship that will take place at Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy on July 28th – Second August. ...
Order of Australia Medal awarded to Rob Mundle and John Biffin
By Peter Campbell,
10:08 AM Wed 12 Jun 2013 GMT
Rob Mundle, a well known yachting journalist and author, has been awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours announced today. Mundle has received the award for services to sailing and to journalism. Another recipient of the OAM with a maritime connection is master mariner John Biffin for his services to the community, particularly through Australia Day celebrations. ...
Kaenon Polarized: The Road to the Red Bull Youth America's Cup
By Sail-World, ,
10:04 AM Wed 12 Jun 2013 GMT
Kaenon Polarized are backing three sailors involved in three teams in the Red Bull Youth America's Cup, to be sailed in San Francisco in August 2013, as a lead-in event to the 34th America's Cup. Follow Olympic 49er Silver medalist, Peter Burling, top Match racer, Will Tiller, and top Laser sailor, Charlie Buckingham on their respective journeys headed for the Red Bull Youth America's Cup. ...
Route des Princes - High pressure fight to the finish
By Route des Princes, ,
9:53 AM Wed 12 Jun 2013 GMT
In the 2013 Route des Princes, following another night upwind with regular tacks across the Bay of Cadiz in light airs and into head seas, the first multihull on Leg 1 turned the corner at Cape St Vincent, on the SW tip of Portugal, early this morning. ...
Team Boskalis aiming for podium finishes at Round Texel Race
By Diana Bogaards, ,
8:41 AM Wed 12 Jun 2013 GMT
Today, the Boskalis fleet that is temporary modified, of three Nacra Infusions (F18), a Nacra F16 and one Nacra carbon 20, is aiming for podium finishes at the 2013 Round Texel Race.They line up for the Texel Dutch Open and on Saturday for world's biggest catrace, the Round Texel Race. ...
Global Ocean Race - Auckland confirmed as Leg 2 stopover
By Oliver Dewar,
12:23 AM Wed 12 Jun 2013 GMT
The halfway stopover for the 2014-15 Global Ocean Race has now been revealed. Auckland, New Zealand, has been confirmed as the Leg 2 port for this epic circumnavigation which starts at Southampton, UK, on Sunday 21 September 2014. ...
Route des Princes - Lisbon enters full scale festival mode
By Sabina Mollart Rogerson, ,
9:17 PM Tue 11 Jun 2013 GMT
In the 2013 Route des Princes, Lisbon will be in full scale festival mode when fleet is in town over the next few days with tens of thousands of locals and visitors taking to the streets for the Popular Saints Festival and in particular the Feast of Saint Anthony. ...
PWA Catalunya World Cup - Tense opening day in Costa Brava
By Chris Yates, ,
8:54 PM Tue 11 Jun 2013 GMT
The opening day of the PWA Catalunya World Cup saw the competitors registering for the upcoming competition between 10am and 11am. With a less than promising wind forecast, combined with a very quiet start to the day, not everybody was expecting to be competing come the afternoon. ...
Sail for Gold Regatta - Action ramps up on day 3 + Video
By Matt Carter, ,
8:08 PM Tue 11 Jun 2013 GMT
Following two days of tricky breeze for the 2013 Sail for Gold Regatta at the WPNSA, a fresh 15-20 knot south westerly breeze greeted the sailors as racing ramped up on day three (Tuesday 11 June). All classes to took to the water as scheduled with poor visibility early on and gusts of up to 25 knots across some of the outer race courses. ...
470 European Championships - Aussies and French on top after day 2
By Luissa Smith, Int'l 470 Class,
7:24 PM Tue 11 Jun 2013 GMT
It has been a glamorous second day of racing at the 470 European Championships in Formia, Italy. The breeze filled in right on cue across the race track as the fleet were leaving the boat park to deliver around 17 knots of steady pressure for racing. ...
Francis Joyon sets off on North Atlantic record attempt aboard IDEC
By Mer et Media,
5:03 PM Tue 11 Jun 2013 GMT
Francis Joyon initiated his attempt to smash the outright solo sailing record this morning at 09:15:20 hrs UTC (11:15:20hrs CET). In order to beat the current record of 5 days, 19 hours, 30 minutes and 40 seconds held since July 2008 by Thomas Coville on his trimaran Sodebo, Joyon and his maxi-trimaran IDEC will have to cross the latitude of The Lizard by 0445hrs UTC (0645hrs CET) on 17th June. ...
Solitaire du Figaro - Hold your nerves and focus until the very end
By Marie Le Berrigaud Perochon, ,
4:43 PM Tue 11 Jun 2013 GMT
In the Solitaire du Figaro, holding nerves and focusing until the very last hundred metres to the finish line proved vital for the 40 skippers competing on the second leg, which finished yesterday in Gijòn, on the northwestern coast of Spain. Leg winner Armel Le Cleac'h climbed up ten positions in the overall standings but reigning champion Yann Eliès still sits comfortably at the top. ...
Delta Lloyd Regatta - Full highlight video
By Michael Pateniotis / Sail-World, ,
4:21 PM Tue 11 Jun 2013 GMT
The Delta Lloyd Regatta, second stop of the EUROSAF Champions Sailing Cup, concluded in Medemblik. The regatta gathered more than 330 boats and over 600 sailors in 12 different Olympic and Paralympic classes. Five days of racing across five different course areas guaranteed a top class event where conditions were really challenging for the sailors. ...
Superyacht Cup Palma - Countdown to action underway
By Kate Branagh,
11:58 AM Tue 11 Jun 2013 GMT
With the countdown narrowing to just a week to the Superyacht Cup Palma, the 20 participating yachts are gathering and making final preparations for the four day regatta which starts on June 19th. The event is shaping up to be one of the most competitive Superyacht regattas of the year with a truly world-class fleet including five of the famous J Class yachts. ...
Solitaire du Figaro Four British skippers in top 20 + Video
By Artemis Offshore Academy,
11:18 AM Tue 11 Jun 2013 GMT
The short and tactical 298-mile Leg 2 of the Solitaire du Figaro, from Porto (Portugal) to Gijon (Spain) concluded on the evening of Monday 10th June. After a final close contact drag race to the finish line, at 15:21:43 BST Armel Le Cleac'h won Leg 2. ...
Route des Princes - Leaders expected to pass Gibraltar
By Route des Princes,
10:56 AM Tue 11 Jun 2013 GMT
Looks like there is going to be a late Atlantic lunch for Route des Princes teams today coming from Valencia to Lisbon. They should pass Gibraltar later this morning for they are to take on a complicated high pressure ridge which will protect the Bay of Cadiz and beyond that the corner of Portugal, Cabo St Vincent. ...
Online entry for Coutts Quarter Ton Cup 2013 now open
By Fiona Brown,
10:39 AM Tue 11 Jun 2013 GMT
The 2013 Coutts Quarter Ton Cup will be hosted by the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club, Cowes, from 15 to 17 July. Now in its ninth year the event continues to attract huge attention and will once again be open to Quarter Tonners built under all three iterations of the Quarter Ton Rule, and will be raced under IRC. ...
Red Bull Youth America's Cup - Next World Energy Team revealed
By Agence Mer et Media,
10:01 AM Tue 11 Jun 2013 GMT
The names of the sailors who will be part of The Next World Energy team at the Red Bull Youth America's Cup have been revealed.The seven sailors will race aboard the French AC45.To select the young sailors who will represent the Yacht Club de France in San Francisco this September, Energy Team worked in partnership with the French Sailing Federation and the 'French Youth Team'. ...
Light winds for Australian VX One Mid Winter Championships
By Andrew York, Sydney ,
9:54 AM Tue 11 Jun 2013 GMT
It has been pretty light going on Lake Macquarie this weekend for the first one-design regatta in Australia for the VX Ones. With not much more than 6 knots of breeze from the east and south east the race committee of the Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto have done well to get five races in. ...
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