|News for the Last 7 Days - UK
International Moth Worlds: Three bullets in a row for Greenhalgh
By Mark Jardine, ,
8:18 AM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
Blue fleet made up for their lost race from Saturday and then sailed two more races in the best of the breeze. Yellow fleet were too far East to get the full effect of this and only managed a single race in what was a long day on the water for them. ...
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 0 Opening
By Patrik Pollak, ,
2:13 AM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
Racing at the BIC Techno 293 One Design World Championship 2014 did not start yet, but many dreams and visions has been fulfilled already. ...
Fuerteventura World Cup - Slalom action highlights day 2
By PKRA, ,
2:06 AM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
Day two of the Fuerteventura Kiteboarding Grand Slam featured the exciting discipline of slalom, with a total of four rounds run for both the men’s and the women’s fleets. Bibiana Magaji swept all four races of the lady’s fleet and Julien Kerneur led the men’s. ...
2014 Governor's Cup - Sam Gilmour of RFBYC victorious again
By Nancy Mellon, Corona del Mar, CA ,
11:10 PM Sun 20 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Governor's Cup - On the final day of racing, only the top four teams competed, since the other eight teams matches were completed on Friday. The racers from those teams were able to watch the finals in comfort from spectator boats. RFBYC and SDYC each won two races in hotly contested tacking duels, despite the light wind and changing conditions. ...
Brewin Dolphin Commodores’ Cup - Antix opens with 2 bullets
By Brewin Dolphin Commodores’ Cup, ,
10:02 PM Sun 20 Jul 2014 GMT
Ireland has not competed in the Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup since winning the event in 2010, but today on the Solent the defending champions once removed got off to a strong start in the Royal Ocean Racing Club's biennial flagship event for national teams with amateur crews. ...
Osprey Nationals Day 1 - Perfect day’s sailing
By Alan Henderson, Porthpean ,
2:49 PM Sun 20 Jul 2014 GMT
Day 1 of the Osprey Nationals 39 Ospreys started off a perfect day’s sailing at Porthpean SC, Cornwall. Despite apocalyptic weather forecasts of lightning, thunderstorms and floods, what actually arrived was a lovely sunny day, with WSW winds rising through the day. ...
Flying Dutchman World Championships - Magyars are the Masters
By Alan Henderson, United Kingdom ,
2:31 PM Sun 20 Jul 2014 GMT
One race was sailed on the final day of the Flying Dutchman Worlds at Largs to seal the Championship. Competitors enjoyed a lay day on Thursday, with many taking a trip on the Paddle Steamer Waverly around the island of Arran. Friday was scheduled to be a racing day, but 35 knots of winds prevented any sailing. ...
Final day shakes up standings at Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek
By Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Race Week 2014, ,
1:02 PM Sun 20 Jul 2014 GMT
After the unprecedented abandonment of racing for all classes yesterday, the pressure was on to get a final race (or more) completed, introduce the drop in some classes, and give everyone a fighting final day chance. The forecast wasn't looking great and after approximately an hour searching for some breeze, Principal Race Officer Simon James set a startline. ...
2014 -15 Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica pushing towards Southampton
By Team Alvimedica, ,
5:48 AM Sun 20 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 -15 Volvo Ocean Race - Anyone that has done any amount of sailing around the English Channel must know that the four thousand horses now pushing us toward Southampton are anything but a shirking of duty. We had a beautiful sail past the Scilly Islands and along the Lizard, a welcoming coastline following any passage of that length. ...
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Waiting game on Day 3
By Duncan Worthington, Phuket ,
3:32 AM Sun 20 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - The signs were ominous as the boats left the anchorage on day three of the 2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek. Grey skies, no rustling in the trees and confusing reports from the weather pros. ...
International Moth Worlds: Thunderstorms delay racing on Day 1
By Mark Jardine, ,
2:42 AM Sun 20 Jul 2014 GMT
The thunderstorms which have been plaguing the UK in recent days led to a two hour postponement ashore. The helms were released at midday with the first race started in 13 knots of wind at 13.15. Course setting was made very tricky with the wind swinging through around 90 degrees and ranging from 3 to 14 knots. ...
Fuerteventura World Cup - Impressive tricks on day 1
By PKRA, ,
12:05 AM Sun 20 Jul 2014 GMT
The first day of the 2014 Fuerteventura World Cup experienced early strong winds in the typical side-offshore direction. At noon, the men’s freestyle trials and the first heats of the competition began, where riders channeled their motivation to perform their most impressive tricks in the classic Fuerteventura conditions. ...
2014 Governor's Cup - Two former winners in the finals
By Nancy Mellon, Corona del Mar, CA ,
10:34 PM Sat 19 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Governor's Cup - With the great weather conditions, the Race Committee completed all the matches except the finals, which will happen on Saturday starting about noon. Racing in the finals will be the team from Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club, Australia led by 2013 winner Sam Gilmour, with Adam Negri and Storm Brown. ...
America's Cup: Iain Murray explains reasons for Australian withdrawal *Feature
By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, Auckland, New Zealand ,
10:28 PM Sat 19 Jul 2014 GMT
Hamilton Island Yacht Club CEO, Iain Murray told Sail-World that the decision to withdraw from the 35th America’s Cup was only made in the last 48 hours.
'This challenge has grown to the point where the gap between the commercial side and the competitive costs' are out of HIYC’s comfort zone ...
2014 ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Set to start
By Dave Perry, Southport, CT ,
9:54 PM Sat 19 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - The inaugural ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship is set to start Wednesday, July 23 in Helsinki, Finland. 16 nations will be represented, with sailors all under 23 years old. ...
PWA Pozo World Cup - Moreno twins dominate home spot
By Chris Yates, ,
9:36 PM Sat 19 Jul 2014 GMT
The penultimate day of the PWA Gran Canaria Wind and Waves Festival saw the juniors return to action for the final time this week, whilst only the winners’ and losers’ finals remain in the women’s fleet. Iballa Moreno and Daida Moreno once again proved unstoppable at their home spot as they set up another mouthwatering tie to decide the Queen of Pozo. ...
ISAF Youth Worlds - Record breaking regatta in Tavira + Video
By ISAF, ,
9:26 PM Sat 19 Jul 2014 GMT
The 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship has set new grounds for the regatta with Tavira, Portugal playing host to a record number of nations and sailors as the curtain was drawn on the event at the closing ceremony. Tavira's Town Hall square played host to the closing ceremony on 18 July and saw the achievements of all 367 sailors from 67 nations celebrated. ...
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Anticipation building in Cowes
By James Boyd, ,
8:03 PM Sat 19 Jul 2014 GMT
Anticipation has been building going into tomorrow's start of the Royal Ocean Racing Club's biennial week-long Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup. This year's event features nine teams, comprising four from France, one from Ireland and four from Britain (including one from Scotland), two more than 2012. ...
Armband Cup on the horizon
By International 14, ,
5:11 PM Sat 19 Jul 2014 GMT
The prestigious Armband Cup is once again upon us. The highest of prizes for those aspiring sailors dreaming of racing an International 14. To enter the event, one member of the crew must not have sailed an International 14. The events handicap system is so complex that only a handful of people truly understand it, but the key factors are the less experience you possess, the better your handicap. ...
PWA Pozo World Cup - Plenty of drama on day 5
By Chris Yates, ,
1:50 PM Sat 19 Jul 2014 GMT
Pozo sprung to life on day five of the PWA Gran Canaria Wind and Waves Festival with more drama packed into today than the opening four days of the event. Today saw injuries, upsets, close calls and kit breakages as the sailors were finally given the opportunity to show exactly what they are capable of on the water. ...
ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship - Day 5 Videos
By ISAF, ,
12:24 PM Sat 19 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship - Racing at the 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship in Tavira, Portugal came to a thrilling conclusion as the medals across the eight events were decided. ...
America's Cup: Updates on Team Australia withdraw
By America's Cup, ,
6:33 AM Sat 19 Jul 2014 GMT
The America’s Cup organizers have received notification from the principals of Hamilton Island Yacht Club of their intention to withdraw Team Australia from the 35th America’s Cup. ...
2016-2017 America's Cup - Team Australia withdraws
By Rob Mundle, ,
5:49 AM Sat 19 Jul 2014 GMT
2016-2017 America's Cup - The Hamilton Island Yacht Club became the Challenger of Record for the 35th America’s Cup upon the completion of the 34th America’s Cup in San Francisco in 2013. ...
Panerai British Classic Week - Christine and Giovanni Belgrano wins
By Sidhu and Simon, ,
2:19 AM Sat 19 Jul 2014 GMT
The final day of racing at Panerai British Classic Week could not have been more exciting as the podium positions for all classes were decided. The Race Committee sent the boats on a lovely course that zigzagged around the Central Solent in a moderate southwesterly wind. For some, who were in with a chance of victory, it was tense and exciting racing, while others simply enjoyed ...
America's Cup: Team NZ disappointed, but on track after Australians go
By Warren Douglas, ,
1:56 AM Sat 19 Jul 2014 GMT
Emirates Team New Zealand says the Australian Challenger’s withdrawal from the 35th America’s Cup is another demonstration of how tough the game is.
When announcing this today, the Hamilton Island Yacht Club said: 'The Challenge was initiated with a view to negotiating a format for the 35th America’s Cup that was affordable and put the emphasis back on sailing skills. ...