|News for the Last 7 Days - UK
RS100 European Championships day 2
By RS100 Sailing, ,
2:59 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
The signal to launch came at midday and the RS100 European Championships fleet set out towards the Eastern Course with a steady force four Northerly ‘Pela’ wind. The first race of the day got underway with Michel Rotach (Swiss) leading at the windward mark closely followed by Andre Blasse and Al Hall. ...
Guinness World Record criteria finalised for the Largest Sailing Race
By Irene Corosu, Weymouth ,
2:01 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
The Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation is pleased to announce the finalised Guinness World Record criteria which sailing clubs have to comply with to count towards the world record attempt, and for participants to be ratified as world record holders. ...
Allen RS Feva World Championships - Day 3: Final series starts
By Bill Tucker, ,
12:17 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
Allen RS Feva World Championships 2014 - This was where the serious racing really notched up another couple of gears with the talent pools fully concentrated after the qualification series finished. The forecast had a sunny moderate day of 12knots or so lined up. The reality was that the sea breeze kicked up in full with the third race concluding in 20 to 22knots average. ...
Round Britain and Ireland Race 2014 - Tactics, endurance, achievement
By Louay Habib, ,
11:55 AM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
Organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club, the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race is undoubtedly one of the toughest yacht races in the world. While other ocean races are longer, racing 1,800 miles around a coastline notorious for highly changeable weather and wicked tides and currents, puts the race amongst the most difficult to complete, let alone win. ...
Alpari World Match Racing Tour moves on to Poland + Video
By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, ,
10:49 AM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
One of the most exciting developments in the Alpari World Match Racing Tour for 2014 is the addition of Sopot Match Race into its roster of events. This year will be the 11th edition of Sopot Match Race, taking place on the Baltic in the Polish holiday resort close to Gdansk. ...
2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup final qualification system published
By ISAF, ,
9:51 AM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
Fleets of twenty boats in the Olympic events and Open Kiteboarding will race in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates in and around Lulu Island off the UAE capital's stunning Corniche from 27-30 November 2014. The first qualification places will be awarded at the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships which takes place in the Spanish city from 8-21 September. ...
Williams win leads to sailing success and is a boon to club fleet
By Emma Slater, ,
9:20 AM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
Picked from amongst some 500 entries and chosen from a final shortlist of five, William clinched the winner’s prize of an RS Tera dinghy, courtesy of RS Sailing. Not only did he win his very own RS Tera, which he has since named ‘Free Will’, RS also kindly donated a further two RS Tera’s to William’s sailing club. ...
Red Bull 49erFX: Easing into the Olympic scene at Rio
By Molly Meech and Alex Maloney, ,
7:45 AM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
Red Bull 49erFX team of Molly Meech and Alex Maloney report on how things are shaping up at the 2016 Olympic venue. Week one in Rio was a whirlwind. We have only a quick impression of the city, and it seems that Rio is so many things at once. Bustling. Intimidating. Enticing. Exciting. ...
Kempe thrilled to invite himself to Gold Cup party
By Colin Thompson, ,
7:32 AM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
Having secured qualification to this year’s Gold Cup, Kempe is now looking forward to mixing it up with the world’s elite match-race sailors. 'I just sent myself an invite, ironically,' he said. 'I am looking forward to sailing in the Gold Cup as a skipper, which should be fun.' ...
2014 420 World Championships - Singapore wins Day 2 race
By 420 Sailing, ,
3:09 AM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 420 World Championships - Top performance of the day goes to Singapore’s Kimberly Lim/Savannah Siew who knocked out back to back race wins from the two races, in a fleet containing some of their closest rivals and leap to the front of the 420 Ladies leaderboard. No wonder the pair were honoured as Singapore’s National Sports Team of the Year just a few months back. ...
Etchells Invitational Cup - Girls on top in Cowes
By Rupert Holmes, ,
9:27 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
Day two of the inaugural Etchells Invitational Cup in Cowes delivered four tight races in sparkling conditions, with a 10-knot north westerly breeze. The racing saw plenty of adrenaline fuelled boat-on-boat action, with the four on-water umpires handing out numerous penalties. ...
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race sets off August 10th
By Trish Jenkins, ,
7:34 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
The Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race sets off on Sunday 10th August from the RYS startline in Cowes. The non-stop 1,802nm course takes the competitors around the breathtaking coastline of Britain and Ireland, including the most northerly point, the island and lighthouse of Muckle Flugga. ...
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Antoine Albeau victorious on day 5
By Chris Yates, ,
6:38 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
Today saw the conclusion of the slalom at the Fuerteventura PWA Grand Slam after five amazing days of racing. After a further one and a half eliminations were completed, Antoine Albeau (RRD / NeilPryde) was crowned the King of Fuerteventura after claiming his third victory of the week in the final race of the week. ...
RS800 European Championships - Varying degrees of success and failure
By Toby Wincer, ,
6:27 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
After all 40 RS800 European Championship teams from France, Germany and the UK had made their journey down to Lake Garda with varying degrees of success and failure, the boat park was bustling with enthusiasm as the cloud and rain cleared over the weekend to leave the lake sparkling for the Championship opener on Monday afternoon. ...
WPA Championships - Kids race divisions offered
By World Paddle Association, ,
5:45 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
The World Paddle Association has announced kids race divisions, which will officially launch at the 2014 WPA Championships. The kids divisions will also be included in the regional and national points series beginning in 2015. ...
America's Cup: Group agrees to co-operate in London Meeting
By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, ,
5:28 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
The invited group of European Challengers along with the Defender have agreed to co-operate on some matters associated with the America's Cup. The European Challengers have made a U-Turn in just over two weeks on the issue of a venue for the 35th America's Cup ...
Gazprom Swan 60 World Championship - Fleet welcomed in Palma
By Jessica Francis, ,
5:21 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
Mr. Javier Sanz, President, Real Club Náutico de Palma has welcomed the Gazprom Swan 60 Class to Palma for their second Gazprom Swan 60 World Championship, 'it is a pleasure for the Real Club Náutico de Palma and those who are part of it to embrace such a sailing class as the Gazprom Swan 60. ...
Copa del Rey Mapfre - Build-up reveals some remarkable enthusiasm
By 52 Super Series, ,
4:10 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
The build-up to sailing’s third event of the Barclays 52 Super Series, Palma Mallorca’s annual showcase, the Copa del Rey Mapfre, reveals some of the remarkable enthusiasm, loyalty and commitment of some of the Circuit’s key owners who are really enjoying their racing in the class. ...
RS100 European Championships underway on Lake Garda
By RS100 Sailing, ,
1:49 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
RS100 European Championships - Lake Garda was formed by a glacier that flowed down from the Dolomites, cutting through and gouging out the valley. Eventually the ice glacier melted, resulting in the stunning freshwater lake it is today. It was created in the Ice Ages 1.5 million years ago...just before our UK and Australian class chairmen were born…! ...
America's Cup: Two AC72 skippers discuss Foiling Moths and the Cup
By Beau Outteridge, ,
1:15 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
On the final day of the Moth Worlds, Beau Outteridge caught up with two America's Cup helmsmen: Chris Draper (Luna Rossa Challenge) and Nathan Outteridge (Artemis Racing).
Check out this video where they discuss the relevance of the Moth Class to the America's Cup. ...
RS Feva World Championship - Brilliant sailing on day 2
By Pip Baily, ,
12:28 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
The last day of the Qualifying series at the RS Feva World Championship brought brilliant sailing with significant challenges as the wind went from 10-12knots during Race 4 (first race of the day) through 16knots dropping to nine knots in Race 5 and pumping up to 20-22 gusting 26knots by the end of Race 6 for Red fleet. ...
America's Cup developments, Rio Test event and more
By Dan Ibsen and the Sail-World Team, ,
12:15 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston to compete in Round Britain and Ireland Race
By Marina Thomas, ,
10:45 AM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
The British founder of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race and first ever man to sail solo, non-stop around the world in 1968-69, will compete in his ninth RBI race on his yacht Grey Power alongside Simon Clay in the two-handed class. ...
America's Cup: Alameda makes overtures on Venue hosting for San Fran *Feature
By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, ,
10:00 AM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
The City of Alameda has made a late play for the Venue hosting for the 35th America's Cup, with the release of a letter from the Mayor, Marie Gilmore.
The letter appears to be an initiative from the City's America's Cup Committee, formed in the run-up to the 34th America's Cup to maximise benefits of that event for the City and Alameda district. ...
2014 RS Vareo Inland Championships - Overall race report
By Nick Crickmore, ,
4:12 AM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 RS Vareo Inland Championships - Racing took place around the cans at Waveney and Oulton Broad Yacht Club, for the RS Vareo Inland Championships sponsored by Gul. ...