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America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ and Oracle Team USA line up - Video
2:36 AM Sat 25 May 2013 GMT
America's Cup Challenger Emirates Team NZ and Defender Oracle Team USA have lined up for the first time on San Francisco Bay.
Watch this video to see who came out on top ...
EFPT Aqualeto Cup - Day 5 a teaser + Video
By EFPT, ,
10:03 PM Fri 24 May 2013 GMT
At the EFPT Aqualeto Cup, it had to take five days here in Russia until the riders found out why they brought all their kit, and by all we really mean every sail and board that they have in their quiver. We had some surprisingly strong wind but the conditions can certainly be described as 'teasing' for the large part of the day. ...
Howth 17s take centre stage at Dublin Bay OGA 50th and Port Riverfest
By ISA, ,
8:35 PM Fri 24 May 2013 GMT
he Howth 17s – broadly regarded as the world's oldest one-design keelboat classes still racing as originally designed – will play centre stage of a three-day sailing regatta in Dublin Bay. ...
Kish Solo / Two Handed Race returns June 9th
By ISA, ,
8:28 PM Fri 24 May 2013 GMT
The popular and novel Kish Solo/ 2-handed Race, aimed at both the regular Dublin Bay racers and non-racers alike, will make its return on Sunday June 9th. The event offers a challenge of seamanship to all sailors, as well as the challenge of navigating a course to and manoeuvring around the lighthouse structure, in the river like tidal conditions. ...
Trofeo Conde de Godo - Action aplenty on day 2 in Barcelona
By 52 Super Series, ,
5:12 PM Fri 24 May 2013 GMT
At the Trofeo Conde de Godo, while it was Tony Langley’s Gladiator and Niklas Zennström’s Rán Racing which ran out as best scoring teams from an exciting second day, both landing a first and third apiece, Azzurra still returned to the Réal Club Nautico Barcelona with their overall one point lead intact. ...
Mauritius Regatta - Sol's crew victorious in inaugural edition
By Coralie Rassinoux, ,
5:02 PM Fri 24 May 2013 GMT
For the Mauritius Regatta’s six strong fleet, it has been five days of excellent sailing conditions! With the first two competitors in a tie last night and the small gap between the first four boats, today’s leg was key for the final win between the capital of Port Louis and Black River. ...
The Transat sets sail May 2016
By The Transat,
4:09 PM Fri 24 May 2013 GMT
The next edition of The Transat, the successor for pro-sailors to the original solo race across the North Atlantic that was born as the OSTAR, will commence in May 2016. The OSTAR (Observer Singlehanded Trans-Atlantic Race) was created in 1960 by a handful of pioneering sailors. ...
Rolex Capri Sailing Week Volcano Race prizegiving
By KPMS, ,
3:22 PM Fri 24 May 2013 GMT
Rolex Capri Sailing Week Volcano Race’s third edition concluded with the final prizegiving ceremony today at the docks in Capri’s Marina Grande. During the ceremony, the crew of Alexander Schaerer’s Caol Ila R (USA) received the week’s most coveted prize – the Rolex Trophy and Rolex timepiece – awarded to the overall winner of the event on IRC. ...
Bollé RS300 Grand Prix at Sheffield Viking
By Matt Jenkins, ,
12:08 PM Fri 24 May 2013 GMT
Sheffield Viking SC hosted the second round of the Bollé sponsored RS300 Grand Prix event on the 18th – 19th May. Visitors came from far and wide to join three home boats for some great sailing in cracking conditions. ...
Sail for Gold Regatta - World class race management
By Matt Carter, ,
11:39 AM Fri 24 May 2013 GMT
Sailors taking part in the 2013 Sail for Gold Regatta, being held at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy from the 9th-13th June, can call upon the experience of a World Class Race Management Team which has been put in place for this year’s event to ensure a top quality racing experience. ...
Weymouth and Portland - Visit the 2012 Games sailing venue
By Jessica Francis, ,
10:47 AM Fri 24 May 2013 GMT
After the amazing success of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Weymouth and Portland is becoming an increasingly popular destination for cruise liners this year. ...
Momentum Ocean Racing prepare for high-profile offshore campaign
By Will Carson,
9:34 AM Fri 24 May 2013 GMT
They have already joined forces on land – and now two rising stars of solo sailing have teamed up on the water to launch a top-level double-handed racing campaign. Fiancées Dan Dytch and Emma Creighton will put their relationship through the ultimate test as they take on some of the world's most promising sailors in a series of races on 40ft Class 40 ocean racing yachts. ...
America's Cup: Spectacular video of Emirates Team NZ under Golden Gate
5:15 AM Fri 24 May 2013 GMT
Spectacular Am-Cam video of Emirates Team New Zealand's blast under the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, from the New Zealand challenger's first sail at the venue of the 34th America's Cup.
Wind was about 16kts maximum, and seas described by the team as flat.
Other video from the same sources shows Luna Rossa doing her runs. ...
Barry Gourlay receives RNLI Bronze Medal for Gallantry
By RNLI, ,
2:34 AM Fri 24 May 2013 GMT
When knowledgeable mariner Paul Harrison and his son Sean left North Shields on 31 July 2012 in ideal conditions aboard the 16m former lifeboat Princess, they had no idea this would be ‘the old rescuer’s’ last journey. By midnight the wind had increased to 25 knots and large swells outran the boat. ...
Delta Lloyd Regatta – Consistent day 3 for Australian crews
By Craig Heydon,
1:42 AM Fri 24 May 2013 GMT
2013 Delta Lloyd Regatta third day of racing got underway in Medemblik, Holland. Australian sailors have retaken the lead in two classes. The 470 men’s crew of Mathew Belcher and Will Ryan, and Laser sailor Tom Burton, both started the first day of finals racing in second overall, but a consistent day on the water saw the two Australian crews move back into the lead in their respective classes. ...
America's Cup: Review Recommendations not expected to be an easy meal *Feature
By Richard Gladwell,
1:18 AM Fri 24 May 2013 GMT
There could be some belching in San Francisco before teams digest and maybe sign-off the 37 recommendations served up by the America’s Cup Regatta Director, Iain Murray yesterday.
The recommendations came on the back of a fatal accident on the Swedish AC72, and triggered the commissioning of a six person panel, by event organisers. Includes two videos of the first sail with three AC72's together ...
America's Cup: Images from San Francisco Bay - First sail for three
By Erik Simonson, www.pressure-drop.us, San Francisco ,
11:07 PM Thu 23 May 2013 GMT
For the first time three America's Cup AC72 catamarans were sailing on San Francisco Bay, today. Erik Simonson of www.pressure-drop.us was on the water and filed this gallery of images of the action. ...
Delta Lloyd Regatta - Dutch teams make the most of day 3
By Delta Lloyd Regatta, ,
9:14 PM Thu 23 May 2013 GMT
At the Delta Lloyd Regatta in Medemblik, the Dutch teams made the most of day three. At the end of the day, a Dutch boat is in the top three of all classes at the exception of the 49er where Holland is not represented. Pieter Jan Postma in the Finn and the Sonar team of Udo Essel took it all in the three races sailed in freezing conditions. They are now in the lead. ...
Trofeo Conde de Godo - Tit-for-tat racing in Barcelona
By 52 Super Series, ,
8:11 PM Thu 23 May 2013 GMT
At the Trofeo Conde de Godo, in breezes which built from ten knots for Race 1, to a sparkling 16-18 knots for the third heat, it was a day marked by tit-for-tat racing between the two rivals with the current 52 Super Series champions laying down the early marker by winning Race 1 comfortably. ...
Finn World Masters - Show spoiled in La Rochelle + Video
By Robert Deaves, ,
7:44 PM Thu 23 May 2013 GMT
Thursday’s show at the Finn World Masters La Rochelle was spoiled by too much wind. With the wind whistling through the rigging all morning, the sailors waited ashore under postponement for a final announcement at 14.30. By this time, the wind afloat had moderated to 14-16 knots and the first fleet was sent out. ...
Hamilton Island Audi Race Week Accommodation Options 2013
By Kristie Kaighin, Hamilton Island ,
7:42 PM Thu 23 May 2013 GMT
Hamilton Island Audi Race Week Accommodation Options. All the best properties book out early, so make sure you book soon to secure your preferred option. ...
America's Cup: Three AC72's sail on San Francisco Bay
By Richard Gladwell,
7:41 PM Thu 23 May 2013 GMT
Three AC72's sailed on San Francisco Bay today, Friday May 23. The three teams Defender, Oracle Team USA, and Challengers, Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa (ITA) sailed in moderate winds which increased during the day. ...
EFPT Aqualeto Cup - Tow-in and hopes for wind continue on day 4 +Video
By EFPT, ,
6:57 PM Thu 23 May 2013 GMT
Day four of the European Freestyle Pro Tour (EFPT) Aqualeto Cup and on this day, a tow-in competition with prize money, a big press conference and the praying for wind continues. With very light wind forecast we started off our day at 10.00 am's skippers meeting in the hotel area with the decision of running the tow-in competition with 1.000€ prize money today. ...
NeilPryde Racing Series continues global tour
By NeilPryde, ,
4:57 PM Thu 23 May 2013 GMT
The NeilPryde Racing Series is continuing its 2013 global tour with the initial stopovers in Myanmar, Singapore, Qingdao and Pattaya. The NeilPryde Windsurfing Racing Series is unique in that it provides a platform for windsurfers of all levels, ages and ability to compete together on a level playing field on the ISAF windsurfing one-design class, the RS:One. ...
Mauritius Regatta - Back on the official course
By Coralie Rassinoux, ,
4:40 PM Thu 23 May 2013 GMT
Following the friendly regatta* yesterday with the best skippers of the Grand Baie Yacht Club, it was back on the official race course today with the fourth leg of the Mauritius Regatta, leading the fleet from Grand Baie to Port Louis, the capital city of Mauritius. ...
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