|News for the Last 7 Days - UK
£500 cheque presented by International Moth Class Worlds fleet
By Mark Jardine / YachtsandYachting.com, ,
2:02 PM Fri 25 Jul 2014 GMT
On Wednesday evening, the International Moth Class presented a cheque for £500 to the Hayling Island RNLI Lifeboat Station to thank them for their help in rescuing sailors, including Moth sailors, throughout the year. Co-incidentally during the presentation, a yacht called 'Moth' (pictured) was being towed in by the RNLI past the Lifeboat station. ...
More than £23,000 raised for Clipper Race charity
By Amy Martindale, ,
10:43 AM Fri 25 Jul 2014 GMT
Announced as the official charity of the Clipper 2013 -14 Round the World Race in October 2012, over £23,000 has been raised for the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust during the 40,000 mile challenge. ...
Ollie Phillips joins the team at Clipper Ventures
By Julia Wall-Clarke, ,
10:28 AM Fri 25 Jul 2014 GMT
Former England rugby sevens Captain and 2009 IRB Player of the Year, Ollie Phillips has joined the team at Clipper Ventures, the company that owns and operates the unique Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, as a partnerships and development ambassador. ...
Anna Tunnicliffe wins first event of Reebok Cross Fit Games + Video
By Anna Tunnicliffe, Carson, CA. ,
9:39 AM Fri 25 Jul 2014 GMT
The first day at the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games started with an event win for double sailing Olympian, Anna Tunnicliffe (USA). The second event didn't go quite as planned, but it was what it was, and now we move onto Friday's events and the rest of the competition. ...
Predictwind helps you pick the best time to depart
By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, ,
9:09 AM Fri 25 Jul 2014 GMT
The Departure Planning tool from PredictWind can save huge amounts of time planning and give you more hours sailing.
It does this by looking at four different departure dates that are separated by 24 hours, and assessing the weather to pick the best day to leave for a particular journey ...
Six Metre European Championship - Action resumes on day 4
By Fiona Brown, ,
3:32 AM Fri 25 Jul 2014 GMT
After a two-day hiatus, the fourth day of the Six Metre European Championship in Falmouth finally produced a much-needed third race for the twenty-seven competing teams. The wind failed to cooperate for much of the day and it wasn't until 17.30 that the race finally started in a rainy nine knots from the northeast. ...
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 4
By Patrik Pollak, ,
3:04 AM Fri 25 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Techno World Championships - No problem!!! We had cart world championship with some very, very attractive prizes. Some exercise, lot of fun, lot of smiles. ...
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam on the horizon
By Chris Yates, ,
2:04 AM Fri 25 Jul 2014 GMT
From the 25th of July to the 2nd August Fuerteventura will be returning to the forefront of the windsurfing world, as the world’s fastest sailors prepare for their third instalment of warp speed slalom, whilst the freestyle elite prepare for their second battle of the season. ...
Burge and Townend seize Osprey Nationals in final race
By Alan Henderson, Porthpean ,
11:43 PM Thu 24 Jul 2014 GMT
On the final day of the Osprey Nationals at Porthpean, Cornwall, it was another day of bright basking sunshine, and a wait for the wind. This time though the initial wind was onshore, so it settled and eventually rose to six kts to allow racing, with a trapezoid- sausage course getting its first airing of the event. ...
Women's Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Testing day in Vannes
By WIM Series, ,
8:09 PM Thu 24 Jul 2014 GMT
Starting with a totally calm and sunny morning, and finishing the day in thunderstorms and heavy rain, the Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan in Vannes, France, put the sailors to the test on the first day of racing. Four teams stay undefeated, with home sailor Anne-Claire Le Berre and Dutch veteran Klaartje Zuiderbaan sharing the top spot on four victories. ...
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Ireland establishes solid lead
By Trish Jenkins, ,
7:55 PM Thu 24 Jul 2014 GMT
In contrast to the frustration of yesterday's two unfinished races, today three inshore races were successfully held at the Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup, bringing the Royal Ocean Racing Club's biennial flagship event for national teams with amateur crews back on schedule. ...
International Moth Worlds: Outteridge charges into the lead + Video
By Mark Jardine / YachtsandYachting.com, ,
7:34 PM Thu 24 Jul 2014 GMT
An earlier start allowed the Gold fleet to get a full four races on the penultimate day of the International Moth World Championships at Hayling Island, with the Silver fleet once again getting in three. The breeze was a gusty and shifty 8-13 knots, which dropped off during the final race as it shifted round to the East. Once again racing was held in scorching temperatures under a cloudless sky. ...
OK Dinghy Europeans - New leader emerges as Steinhude turns it up
By Robert Deaves, ,
7:23 PM Thu 24 Jul 2014 GMT
At the OK Dinghy European Championship, Jorgen Svendsen (DEN) has taken a three point lead in Steinhude, Germany after two race wins as the winds peaked out at 26 knots on a tough day for the fleet. Andre Budzien (GER) is still in second with defending champion Bo Petersen (DEN) down to third. ...
Marina Rubicón Round Canary Islands Race - First blood to Team Brunel
By Volvo Ocean Race, ,
6:09 PM Thu 24 Jul 2014 GMT
Team Brunel claimed pole position in the first competitive meeting of the new Volvo Ocean 65s, as the inaugural edition of the Marina Rubicón Round Canary Islands race took place in Lanzarote this week. 'The race was really fun, with various conditions,' said Team Brunel’s Lithuanian crew member Rokas Milevi?ius. ...
ISAF Youth Match Racing Worlds - Competition heats up on day 2
By ISAF, ,
5:54 PM Thu 24 Jul 2014 GMT
The ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship on water action matched the warm climate as the competition heated up on day two in Helsinki, Finland. Temperatures in Helsinki reached a new summer high but that not did stop the on-water action with 12 more flights completed. The situation is incredibly tight ahead of the last ten flights. ...
Laser Radial World Championships - Competition aplenty on day 3 +Video
By SailingNet, ,
5:26 PM Thu 24 Jul 2014 GMT
Day three at the Laser Radial World Championship was different. The sailors were greated by a beautiful, blue sky, light wind and sunny weather. Everybody was asking one question: where is the fog? From the beginning of the championships misty mornings started to be something usual for us. ...
Extreme Sailing Series - Penultimate Act to take place in Nice
By Extreme Sailing Series, ,
4:07 PM Thu 24 Jul 2014 GMT
Extreme Sailing Series organiser OC Sport has now confirmed the bustling Mediterranean city of Nice as the Host Venue for the penultimate Act of the 2014 season, to be held 2-5 October. Hosted by Ville de Nice, the Extreme Sailing Series has been a regular feature on the city’s sporting calendar since 2011. ...
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - Meeting of the grand designs
By KPMS, ,
2:18 PM Thu 24 Jul 2014 GMT
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2014 - Owned and helmed by individuals accustomed to success outside of sport, sailed by outstanding professional talent and designed by architectural visionaries, the world’s most impressive monohull yachts - known in the sailing community as Maxis - are admired for their speed, power and elegance. ...
RORC Channel Race action on the horizon
By Louay Habib, ,
2:10 PM Thu 24 Jul 2014 GMT
The tenth race of the Royal Ocean Racing Club's Season's Points Championship will take place this weekend. Starting and finishing in the Solent, the race is expected to take over 24 hours. The weather forecast is for a light northerly breeze for the start, which may build as the race develops. ...
29er North American Championship - Final series kicks off
By Marianne Davis, ,
1:35 PM Thu 24 Jul 2014 GMT
Today kicked off the final series of the 29er North American Open, in which competitors are competing for the North American, United States and Canadian Championships. Competition is strong in the final series, with the fleet now split into gold and silver. ...
29er World Championship 2014 set to start in Kingston, Ontario
By Jerelyn Biehl, ,
12:58 PM Thu 24 Jul 2014 GMT
The Cork facilities in Kingston, Ontario, Canada will play host to 102 teams representing 14 nations for the 2014 29er World Championship. Participants will include 10 ISAF Youth World teams fresh from Tavira, Portugal including gold medalists Brice Yriex and Loic Fischer-Guillou (FRA) and silver medalist crew Riley Gibbs (USA). ...
Artemis Offshore Academy - Training the next generation
By Artemis Offshore Academy, ,
12:03 PM Thu 24 Jul 2014 GMT
Two sailors, Andrew Baker (24, Cowes-Belfast) an accomplished Laser competitor and Robert Bunce (19, Hamble) a talented match racing and fully crewed racer, have so far been selected to go forward with the Artemis Offshore Academy next season. ...
Barcelona and Parnu chosen for 2015 ORC championship events
By ORC, ,
10:05 AM Thu 24 Jul 2014 GMT
Joaquín Barenys, Vice Commodore of RCNB and Chairman of the Organizing and Events Committee of the 2015 ORC World Championship, expresses the satisfaction for RCNB to host this major intercontinental sailing event: 'For the Real Club Náutico de Barcelona it is a great satisfaction for us to be the organizer of the 2015 ORC World Championship.' ...
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 3
By Patrik Pollak, ,
2:10 AM Thu 24 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Techno World Championships - They fight hard on the race course but have a lot of fun at the same time. Like today third day of racing at the 2014 World championships. ...
OK Dinghy Europeans - Defending champ leads after day 2
By Robert Deaves, ,
9:10 PM Wed 23 Jul 2014 GMT
Steinhuder Meer produced its best for the second day of racing at the OK Dinghy Europeans with two races held in glorious sunshine, with wall to wall blue skies and 10-12 knots of warm wind. Defending champion Bo Petersen (DEN) has taken the lead from Andre Budzien (GER) and Greg Wilcox (NZL). Race wins went to Budzien, Jorgen Svendsen (DEN), Jorgen Lindhardtsen (DEN) and Jim Hunt (GBR). ...