|News for the Last 7 Days - UK
Warsash Spring Series ready for action
By Warsash Spring Series, ,
6:08 PM Wed 12 Mar 2014 GMT
There was a distinct hint of spring in the air when the fifty strong race management team from Warsash Sailing Club took to the water for their 'practice day' on 9th March 2014. All systems were checked afloat and ashore in readiness for the first races in this premier season-opening event which begins next Sunday 16th March 2014. ...
RS300 Winter Championships at Sheffield Viking SC
By Matt Jenkins, ,
4:35 PM Wed 12 Mar 2014 GMT
Following a very successful Dinghy Show which saw over 20 RS300 sailors converge to man the 'Boatyard at Beer' stand adjoining the main RS display, and much interest from non-300 devotees to join this cult class, the 2014 season immediately kicked into gear with the Winter Championships held at picturesque Sheffield Viking SC, affectionately known as the ‘Garda of the North’. ...
RORC Easter Challenge – North U. Regatta Services supports event
By RORC Event Press, ,
9:43 AM Wed 12 Mar 2014 GMT
The RORC Easter Challenge, a training regatta where boats can gain valuable coaching advice whilst racing from a team headed by coaching guru Jim Saltonstall, will this year be augmented by the support of North U. Regatta Services. ...
Clipper Round the World - Durban resident prepares for ocean crossing
By Amy Martindale, ,
8:34 AM Wed 12 Mar 2014 GMT
For the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race, a young Durban resident is preparing to take part in what is dubbed as the most challenging ocean crossing of the 40,000 mile long race. ...
Clipper Round the World - Sir Robin Knox-Johnson donates signed jacket
By Ruth Harrington, ,
4:37 AM Wed 12 Mar 2014 GMT
In celebration of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race's partnership with its official charity, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston has donated a signed Henri Lloyd jacket to the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust for auction which has also been signed by its founder - legendary yachtswoman Dame Ellen MacArthur. ...
Trident RYA North East Young Sailor of the Year Award to Kieran Graham
By RYA, ,
3:44 AM Wed 12 Mar 2014 GMT
Kieran Graham (16) from East Boldon was presented with the Trident RYA North East Young Sailor of the Year Award at South Shields Sailing Club on Saturday 8th March. ...
British leisure craft permitted to use red diesel in Belgian waters
By RYA, ,
3:26 AM Wed 12 Mar 2014 GMT
The Belgian Finance Minister, Koen Greens has advised that visiting British leisure craft can use red diesel in Belgian waters subject to conditions. The advice was contained in a letter to the General President of the Flemish Watersports Association (VZW) in Nieuwpoort. ...
America's Cup: Australia versus USA on Sydney Harbour
By Sail-World.com/nz, ,
10:16 PM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
Oracle Team USA and Team Australia, the Defender and Challenger of Record respectively, are currently in training/racing sessions on Sydney Harbour, sailing AC45's.
Oracle Team USA sailing team manager and tactician Tom Slingsby is enthusiastic about his team's first days on the harbour. ...
Extreme Sailing Series: Glenn Ashby looks to ahead to Act 2, Muscat
By Extreme Sailing Series, ,
9:54 PM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
In 2014, Glenn Ashby returned to the Extreme Sailing Series as trimmer with the Kiwi Emirates Team New Zealand, after last competing in the circuit in 2011. He takes a look back at the opening Act of the season in Singapore, and eyes the upcoming Act in Muscat, Oman, which starts in just over one weeks time. ...
Ocean Masters New York to Barcelona Race announced
By IMOCA Ocean Masters, ,
9:47 PM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
A whole new era for the IMOCA 60ft monohull class will commence in less than three months with the Ocean Masters New York to Barcelona Race. This will be the first event run by Sir Keith Mills’ Lausanne-based Open Sports Management (OSM), commercial rights holder to the IMOCA class and will be supported by the Fundacio per la Navegacio Oceanica Barcelona and the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation. ...
America's Cup: Larry on the Big Picture for AC35
By Sail-World, ,
9:25 PM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
Oracle Team USA principal, Larry Ellison explains his vision for the 35th America's Cup and the lead-in. From Julian Guthrie, author of 'The Billionaire and the Mechanic' - this is an extra section added after Oracle Team USA's victory in the 34th America's Cup. ...
Solo Maitre Coq - Phil Sharp ready for action + Video
By Solene Rennuit, ,
7:39 PM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
Following two months of training in Lorient, it’s time for confrontation for Phil Sharp and the skippers of the Figaro class. Phil arrived last night at the legendary pontoon Vendée Globe in Les Sables d’Olonne, on which he hopes to walk on in a few years as an IMOCA skipper. Jersey offshore sailor Phil Sharp will take the start of the Solo Maitre Coq on Thursday alongside 35 other solo sailors. ...
RS800 Winter Championship - Great conditions at Grafham
By Pete Barton, ,
5:52 PM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
Following the wet and windy winter, the RS fleets congregated at Grafham for their Winter Championships. The wonderful early forecasts proved true with 20 knots winds over Grafam’s silky smooth water coupled with 16’C temperatures and wall to wall sunshine. If we have those conditions all summer we wouldn’t complain! ...
RS400 Winter Championships at Grafham
By Matt Sheahan, ,
5:17 PM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
With plenty of wind, sun, flat water and some close competition, there was little not to like at the RS400 Winter Championships at Grafham. Joining the RS800s and RS600s on the same windward/leeward course added to the high speed spectacle and made for some interesting passes as the fleets threaded their way through each other at high speed. ...
Serious innovation for maxi-trimaran Spindrift 2 + Video
By Virginie Bouchet, ,
2:43 PM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
A bike aboard a boat? It may sound silly but it is a very serious technical innovation to help Yann Guichard to handle the maxi-trimaran Spindrift 2 alone on the next Route du Rhum. Prepare to find out more on your web series '40 metres solo'. ...
World Match Racing Tour - Team Gilmour to compete in event
By Team Gilmour, ,
1:52 PM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
Team Gilmour has accepted a position as a Tour Card Holder on the 2014 Alpari World Match Racing Tour. 'The Tour' consisting of six events across the globe begins in Germany for Match Race Germany, followed by Stena Match Cup Sweden on the island of Mastrand with Sopot Match Race in Poland rounding out the European leg. ...
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Skippers reflect on a tough Leg 5
By Clipper Ventures, ,
12:42 PM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, the remaining yachts have all finished racing, with Switzerland, Henri Lloyd, Qingdao, Old Pulteney, Team Garmin, OneDLL, Jamaica Get All Right and PSP Logistics all motor sailing towards Qingdao after Race 9.1 ended. ...
RYA Olympic Classes Spring Series underway at the WPNSA
By Matt Carter, ,
11:42 AM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
The domestic Olympic Classes racing season got underway this weekend (8-9 March) with the first RYA Olympic Classes Spring Series event at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy. ...
One Ton Cup Revisited - Notice of Race released
By Alan Sefton, ,
10:55 AM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
The Notice of Race, Entry Form and Class Rules for the inaugural One Ton Revisited event, in Auckland in February/March 2015, have been announced by organisers Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron. ...
Alpari World Match Racing Tour - Championship skippers revealed
By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, ,
10:01 AM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
The Alpari World Match Racing Tour has now revealed the eight Tour Card skippers for the 2014 World Championship series. Defending Tour Champion Taylor Canfield (ISV) leads the line up of the world’s top match racers alongside four-time Tour Champion Ian Williams (GBR), Keith Swinton (AUS), Bjorn Hansen (SWE), Mathieu Richard (FRA) and Phil Robertson (NZL). ...
Trans-ocean voyage begins for Hilary Lister and Nashwa Al Kindi
By Oman Sail, ,
9:32 AM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
British quadriplegic sailor Hilary Lister and Oman’s Nashwa Al Kindi have set out today (Tuesday, March 11) from Mumbai to Muscat on an extraordinary trans-ocean crossing which will be the first to be completed by a severely paralysed woman and the first to be recorded by an Arab female sailor. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Abu Dhabi on debut in England
By Abu Dhabi Media, ,
9:18 AM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
Azzam, the new 65-foot carbon racing yacht in which Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR) will contest the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, has sailed for the first time with the crew, led by British double Olympic silver medallist Ian Walker, conducting sea trials along the English south coast. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Will a Volvo 65 beat the 24 hour monohull record?
By Agathe Armand, Volvo Ocean Race, ,
8:47 AM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
The Volvo Ocean 65 is a brand new boat, a one-design class specially built for the next two editions of the race. We did lots of calculations and ran velocity prediction programmes but who knew how fast that boat was really going to be? We wondered – you wondered. Not any more: Team Brunel has just sailed 540 miles in 24 hours between the UK and the Canary Islands last week. ...
St. Maarten Heineken Regatta - El Ocaso earns most worthy performance
By St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, ,
9:39 PM Mon 10 Mar 2014 GMT
The last day of the 34th annual St. Maarten Heineken Regatta closed in outstanding fashion last evening at the traditional Prize-Giving ceremony on Kim Sha Beach. The evening's top prize-the St. Maarten-Saint Martin Cup-for the regatta's Most Worthy Performance Overall went to Rich Wesslund's J/122, El Ocaso, the winner of the event's biggest division, the 18-boat CSA4 class. ...
Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta and Rendezvous starts March 20
By Jill Campbell, ,
5:49 PM Mon 10 Mar 2014 GMT
The Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta and Rendezvous continues to go from strength to strength with twenty sailing superyachts signed up for the four day event. Organized by the YCCS and BIM from 19th to 22nd March in Virgin Gorda, the event is sponsored by the Italian luxury brand Loro Piana and plays host to three days of coastal racing for a fleet of sailing titans. ...
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