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Sailing Handicap Calculator - A distinct advantage on the water
By Lachlan Ritchie,
3:02 PM Mon 13 May 2013 GMT
Former Etchells world champion, Bruce Ritchie wishes there was such a thing as a sailing handicap calculator app when he competed on the international scene in the early 80s. This Sydney sailing veteran of 65 years may have proved himself on the water over the decades but working out handicap race result times both mid race and post-race had always proved an elusive task, until now. ...
SKUD European Championships - Rickham and Birrell take title
By Matt Carter, ,
1:32 PM Mon 13 May 2013 GMT
Alexandra Rickham and Niki Birrell have been crowned European Champions at the 2013 SKUD European Championships which came to a close in Arbon, Switzerland on Sunday (12 May). Rickham and Birrell’s victory is the duo’s first taste of success at this event, which saw the SKUD sailors take a clean sweep of six race wins against the ten other crews. ...
RSYC Summer Series May Regatta - Thrills, spills and a good turnout
By Phil Riley, ,
1:03 PM Mon 13 May 2013 GMT
Adam Munday is in the process of applying for Academy membership at the Royal Southern Yacht Club. On the basis of his performance in the Club's May Regatta, the first in their annual Summer Series, it's not unreasonable to think he may be a shoo-in. ...
Delta Lloyd North Sea regatta experiences a perfect mix of weather
By Diana Bogaards, ,
12:33 PM Mon 13 May 2013 GMT
The two offshore races of the Delta Lloyd North Sea Regatta,the Vuurschepenrace and the RORC North Sea Race, saw a perfect mix ofweather conditions. During the crossingfrom Scheveningen to Harwich the sailors had calm weather and for several hours even no wind. The race back started with strong winds and heavy showers. Gradually the conditions became better,although the end was still tough. ...
Garda Trentino Olympic Week - Ed Wright claims Garda gold
By Matt Carter, ,
11:46 AM Mon 13 May 2013 GMT
Garda Trentino Olympic Week came to an end on Sunday (12 May) with gold for British Finn sailor Ed Wright, and silver for windsurfer Bryony Shaw at the first regatta in the new EUROSAF Champions Sailing Cup five-event series. ...
Royal Yacht Squadron achieves its bicentenary
By Marina Johnson, ,
11:34 AM Mon 13 May 2013 GMT
Royal Yacht Squadron, founded in 1815, will achieve its bicentenary in 2015. The Club will mark the milestone with a calendar of celebrations for Members taking place throughout the year at the Castle, its historic home in Cowes, and in London and overseas. ...
Round the Island Race countdown underway + video
By Peta Stuart-Hunt, ,
8:57 AM Mon 13 May 2013 GMT
One of the most famous yacht races in the world, the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race, attracts professional yachting's elite but is also the racing highlight for many amateur sailors whose absolute 'must do' event on their sailing calendar is this annual yacht racing extravaganza. ...
Gladwell's Line: Tragedy in San Francisco + RYA Tribute Video *Feature
By Richard Gladwell,
12:42 AM Mon 13 May 2013 GMT
Following is the editorial published in Sail-World NZ's newsletter published on May 10, NZT. It is republished for those who don't subscribe to Sail-World.com's New Zealand newsletter. Tragedy hit the 2013 America's Cup with the death of double Olympic Medalist, Andrew 'Bart' Simpson. Includes RYA tribute video to Andrew Simpson ...
Access Class European Championships - Final day full of action + Video
By Icarus Sailing Media, ,
10:05 PM Sun 12 May 2013 GMT
Today, the 2013 Access European Championship comes to an end. On this last racing day in Switzerland, sailors from 12 countries arrived early at the Arbon Marina, ready to start with their preparations. Everybody was excited and ready to leave Lake Constance with an excellent performance. ...
Garda Trentino Olympic Week - Spectacular conclusion + Video
By Elena Giolai, ,
8:52 PM Sun 12 May 2013 GMT
A spectacular conclusion to the first leg of the Eurosaf Champions Sailing Cup 'Garda Trentino Olympic Week': sunshine, wind and the best Olympic athletes in the final regatta, never as on this occasion has the 'final race' determined the places on the podium, despite the number of races held during the week. ...
Melges 32 Audi Sailing Series - Fantastica victorious in Porto Ercole
By Joy Dunigan,
7:28 PM Sun 12 May 2013 GMT
In the 2013 Melges 32 Audi Sailing Series, taking advantage of great weather conditions, the Race Committee in Porto Ercole issued three more races to complete the second leg. Cirillo's single-digit scoreline, including a bullet in Race One of the series can be attributed to his victory. ...
RYA Eric Twiname Championships - South West Zone triumphant on day 2
By Matt Carter, ,
6:55 PM Sun 12 May 2013 GMT
On day two of the 2013 RYA Eric Twiname Championships, it was the RYA South West Zone who walked away basking in the winners glory as day two came to a close on Rutland Water today (Sunday 12 May). ...
1O1O 4G Match Racing International Regatta - Action ends in Hong Kong
By Lindsay Lyons, Hong Kong ,
2:00 PM Sun 12 May 2013 GMT
The 2013 1O1O 4G Match Racing International Regatta came to an end after three days and 76 matches in Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour with young Kiwi skipper, William Tiller, declared the winner. Having battled with the elements all weekend, Race Officer Inge Strompf Jepsen was on the water early as she searched for the best location to run the final five flights of the round robin stage. ...
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