|News for the Last 7 Days - UK
Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge - Overall winners decided
By Tessa Wiechmann,
6:04 PM Sun 16 Jun 2013 GMT
The fourteenth Argentario Sailing Week, part of the Mediterranean Circuit of the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge, came to a close on Sunday in Porto Santo Stefano, Tuscany. Three amazing days of coastal races for the over 40 yachts from France, Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom, the United States and Italy who sailed with soft, light winds and under sunny skies in the Gulf of the Argentario. ...
Solitaire du Figaro - Mixed results on Leg 3 to Roscoff
By Marie Le Berrigaud Perochon, ,
5:23 PM Sun 16 Jun 2013 GMT
In the Solitaire du Figaro, having placed eighth into Porto, 11th into Gijon and tonight a 14th into Roscoff, Sam Goodchild, skipper of Shelterbox-Disaster Relief has for the third leg in a row been the top British finisher in this year's edition. The 23-year-old remains on track to better the best British result in the event's recent history. ...
Francis Joyon shatters North Atlantic record by more than 16 hours
By Mer et Media,
2:41 PM Sun 16 Jun 2013 GMT
In his quest to beat the North Atlantic record, Francis Joyon on board IDEC, has smashed Thomas Coville’s 2008 record by 16 hours, 34 minutes and 30 seconds. Joyon completed his journey in a time of 5 days, 2 hours, 56 minutes and 10 seconds. ...
Barking Mad holds slim lead entering last day of NYYC Annual Regatta
By Tink Chambers, Annapolis, Maryland ,
11:25 AM Sun 16 Jun 2013 GMT
In typical Farr 40 fashion, class honors are up for grabs going into the final day of the 159th New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta presented by Rolex.
Just five points separate the top three boats after three days of racing. Skipper Jim Richardson and his team aboard Barking Mad maintained their lead in the overall standings after posting a solid line of 5-3-3 on Saturday and own a low score ...
America's Cup: Artemis Racing's CEO interviewed on team recovery
2:36 AM Sun 16 Jun 2013 GMT
San Francisco TV station, ABC7 News' Mark Matthews interviews Artemis Racing's CEO, Paul Cayard, on the team's attempts to recover from the fatal training incident on May 9, and when they expect to be sailing again.
Cayard is also reminded of some comments he made over two years ago, about what could happen in an AC72 incident with the boats sailing at speeds of 40 to 50kts. ...
NZL Sailing Team: Silver for Aleh and Powrie at 470 European Champs
By Jodie Bakewell-White,
10:29 PM Sat 15 Jun 2013 GMT
By winning the today’s medal race at the 2013 470 European Championships in Formia, Italy the NZL Sailing Team women’s 470 pair of Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie have won the Silver Medal.
Paul Snow-Hansen and Daniel Willcox have finished 8th overall in the Men’s Open 470 European Championship – another strong result for this new partnership. ...
PWA Catalunya World Cup - Celebrating 15 years of Costa Brava action
By Chris Yates,
10:01 PM Sat 15 Jun 2013 GMT
The penultimate day of the PWA Catalunya World Cup turned out to be a largely frustrating affair as winds of 5-13 knots teased the competitors for the duration of the afternoon - so despite several sailors checking the conditions - the wind never quite materialized enough to resume the racing. ...
Route des Princes - Edmond de Rothschild victorious in Lisbon
By Sabina Mollart Rogerson,
9:55 PM Sat 15 Jun 2013 GMT
In the 2013 Route des Princes, Edmond de Rothschild repeated the winning ways that they established around the inshore race tracks in Valencia last weekend when they completed a similar success today in Lisbon’s six race inshore series. ...
Britain's Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) is concerned
By Joanne Groenenberg, MCA,
9:46 PM Sat 15 Jun 2013 GMT
Britain's Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) is concerned - and other safety-oriented organisations may well be too. The MCA is concerned because they are aware of the development and marketing of hand-held non-pyrotechnic devices or Electronic Visual Distress Signals (EVDS) that are being offered as alternatives to pyrotechnic flares. ...
Gaastra Friday Evening Series - Exceeding the Hamble River speed limit
By Peta Stuart-Hunt,
9:14 PM Sat 15 Jun 2013 GMT
Surpassing the Hamble River speed limit is not generally encouraged by the Royal Southern Yacht Club, but it garnered a round of applause from members lining the balcony at the finish of the latest Gaastra Friday Evening Racing event. The celebration of the minor misdemeanour followed the winning performance of the J80 Boysterous, helmed by the Club's sailing secretary Natalie Gray. ...
470 Europeans: Belcher and Ryan win eighth consecutive championship
By Craig Heydon, St Lucia, Windward Islands, Caribbean ,
8:48 PM Sat 15 Jun 2013 GMT
Australia's Mathew Belcher and Will Ryan have won the 2013 470 European Championship in Formia, Italy, extending their impressive winning run together.
The pair has now won all eight regattas they have contested together since teaming up at the end of 2012, with Belcher’s winning streak now sitting at 16 events. ...
470 European Championship - Brits claim silver and bronze in Formia
By Lindsey Bell,
7:45 PM Sat 15 Jun 2013 GMT
At the 470 European Championships in Formia, Italy, on Saturday June 15th, Britain’s 470 sailors wrapped up with a double podium celebration, claiming silver in the men’s division through Luke Patience and Joe Glanfield, and with bronze for Sophie Weguelin and Eilidh McIntyre in the women’s event. ...
Superyacht Cup, Palma: Five strong J Class fleet all set
By J Class Association,
7:20 PM Sat 15 Jun 2013 GMT
The 2013 Superyacht Cup Regatta is set to take place from the 19-22 June in Palma, Mallorca, with a five strong fleet of J Class yachts preparing to take part. Hanuman, Lionheart, Rainbow, Ranger and Velsheda are entered for the event and on 19th June will line up to fleet race with a scheduled start at 13.00. ...
Solitaire du Figaro - Upwind conditions lead to casualties
By Marie Le Berrigaud Perochon,
7:03 PM Sat 15 Jun 2013 GMT
In the 2013 Solitaire du Figaro, upwind conditions while sailing along Brittany's Atlantic coast has caused two significant casualties today on the third and penultimate leg from Gijon to Roscoff. ...
Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge – Day 2 in Porto Santo Stefano
By Tessa Wiechmann,
5:28 PM Sat 15 Jun 2013 GMT
Yet another sunny, warm summer day for day two of the 14th Argentario Sailing Week, part of the Mediterranean Circuit of the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge 2013. Today’s winners are Skylark of 1937, (Vintage > 15mt), Sirius (Vintage < 15mt), Il Moro di Venezia (Classic > 15 mt), Sagittarius (Classic >12 mt), Namib (Classic < 12 mt), Wianno (Spirit of Tradition), and Mariette of 1915 (Big Boats). ...
Etchells World Championship – The finale in Rosignano
By Laura Jelmini,
5:26 PM Sat 15 Jun 2013 GMT
On the final day of the Etchells World Championship in Rosignano, Tuscany, Italy, there was no wind and therefore no racing action at the Yacht Club Cala de’ Medici. After eight races out of the nine scheduled the winner is 'The Martian' skippered by American helmsman Marvin Beckmann, from Houston, sailing with tactician Steven Hunt and Ezra Culver. ...
Full speed ahead to The Lizard for Francis Joyon, IDEC
By Mer et Media,
4:26 PM Sat 15 Jun 2013 GMT
Traveling some 650 miles over the past 24 hours, Francis Joyon is close to his own 24-hour solo sailing distance record of 666 miles. This figure alone divulges the incredible performance the sailor from Locmariaquer has achieved since setting out from New York on Wednesday. ...
Can 470 sailors keep winning streak alive?
By Craig Heydon, ,
3:24 AM Sat 15 Jun 2013 GMT
Australian sailors Mathew Belcher and Will Ryan will race for gold at the 2013 470 European Championships in Italy on Saturday as they attempt to extend their amazing winning streak. Belcher and Ryan head into the eight boat medal race in second position, tied on points with the leading French crew of Soifan Bouvet and Jeremie Mion and 11 points clear of the third placed British pair. ...
NYYC Annual Regatta - Lead maintained on strange day 2 for Farr 40s
By Tink Chambers, ,
12:42 AM Sat 15 Jun 2013 GMT
Mother Nature can work in mysterious ways as is such at the New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta. When the nine boats competing in the Farr 40 class headed out to the race course on Narragansett Bay during day two, the wind was absolutely howling. About two hours later, the fleet was totally becalmed. ...
Flying 15 Worlds in Hong Kong
By RHKYC, Hong Kong ,
11:33 PM Fri 14 Jun 2013 GMT
This year’s Flying Fifteen World Championships, to be hosted by Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club, is shaping up to be a fierce contest amongst a compact fleet, with 51 entries received by the entry deadline of June 1. Of these, only four boats have indicated that they do not expect to contest the Hong Kong Nationals, to be held the week before the Worlds. ...
Marion Bermuda Race off to a flying start
By Talbot Wilson,
10:25 PM Fri 14 Jun 2013 GMT
The 19th Marion Bermuda Race is underway with a fast start. Of the 35 boats that had finally registered, 34 made it to the line. Warm Rain, a 32-foot Pacific Seacraft that was the smallest boat in the fleet, scratched yesterday. Sprit of Bermuda, the sole Classic Division entry crossed the line alone thus first in the first start. ...
Sail-World Site Upgrade
By The Editorial Team,
10:17 PM Fri 14 Jun 2013 GMT
Please note this site is currently undergoing an upgrade and for next few hours, while we have the latest news, some of the stories from over the last week won't be displayed. These will all appear in a rush shortly.
So if you are looking for news from the last few days, please log back on later. ...
PWA Catalunya World Cup - Maynard and Menegatti dominate on day 4
By Chris Yates,
9:18 PM Fri 14 Jun 2013 GMT
Day four of the PWA Catalunya World Cup saw the wind arrive much earlier than the opening three days of the competition, which allowed for the conclusion of two more eliminations. The competitors endured a grueling day - spanning seven hours - after they began competing shortly after eleven o’clock. ...
Sail for Gold Regatta - Action shots from Weymouth (Part 2)
By Anna Parker and The Sail-World Team, ,
8:30 PM Fri 14 Jun 2013 GMT
Check out more of the action shots from the Sail for Gold Regatta at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy taken by photographer Paul Wyeth. ...
Route des Princes: Edmond de Rothschild masters at Portuguese stopover
By Sabina Mollart Rogerson, ,
7:59 PM Fri 14 Jun 2013 GMT
In the 2013 Route des Princes, just as they did in Valencia, Sebastien Josse's crew on Edmond de Rothschild proved the masters of the short, high intensity inshore race courses Friday on the more compact confines and tricky currents of Lisbon's Tagus river, emerging from the first three races of the Portugese stopover with a narrow lead of two points for inshore series here. ...
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