|News for the Last 7 Days - UK
Formula Windsurfing Youth and Master Worlds overall
By International Windsurfing Association, ,
6:13 PM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
At the end of five days of a great championship with 15 competition races, Janis Preiss (LAT-23) is declared the 2014 Formula Windsurfing Masters World Champion and also the 2014 Gallipoli Formula European Cup Champion. Karl-Erik Saarm (EST-228) is 2014 Formula Windsurfing Youth World Champion. ...
Cowes Dinard St Malo Race action on the horizon
By Louay Habib, ,
5:40 PM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
The Royal Ocean Racing Club's Season's Points Championship continues this weekend with close to 80 yachts competing in the Cowes- Dinard - St Malo Race. Teams from Belgium, France, Great Britain and The Netherlands will race across the English Channel to the famous walled port of St Malo in Brittany, France. ...
49er and 49erFX Europeans: Pitfalls aplenty on day 1 + Video
By International 49er Class, ,
5:08 PM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
The opening day at the 49er and 49erFX European Championships was a tricky one for a variety of reasons and started with a bang. 2013 European's Silver medalists, Dylan Fletcher and Alain Sign hit a rock near the port layline of course C, splitting their hull wide open. ...
Soto 40 World Championship - Action shots by Jesus Renedo
By Jesus Renedo, ,
4:59 PM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
Photographer Jesus Renedo was on the water for the first day of racing to capture these action shots at the Soto World Championship. ...
Soto 40 World Championship - Action ramps up in Valencia
By Soto 40 Media, ,
4:35 PM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
Today the fleet completed the first official races of the Soto 40 World Championship in Valencia waters. The winners were Ngoni and Bigamist, but the British boat was the one which achieved top position Overall in the first racing day. The first race started at 1pm with an 11 knots SE wind and the winner was the British Ngoni, property of Tony Buckingham, with Mark Lamy at the helm. ...
RS700 European Championship at Aquavitesse centre
By Ian Nolan, ,
4:05 PM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
The 2014 Volvo RS700 European Championship was held recently at the Aquavitesse centre at Bruinisse in the Netherlands. Competitors came from across Europe travelling from France in the West and the Czech Republic in the East, joining the regular contingent from the UK. ...
ISAF Youth Worlds - Laser Radial sailors look to join list of legends
By ISAF, ,
3:53 PM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
The Laser Radial Boys and Girls fleets will be the largest at the ISAF Youth World Sailing Worlds with 58 male and 47 female competitors ready to do battle. Racing commences on 14 July with the world's best young Radial sailors ready to fight for the titles that have been won by Russell Coutts, Robert Scheidt, Ben Ainslie, Siren Sundby and Carolijn Brouwer throughout the history of the regatta. ...
49erFX European Championship preview
By Dan Ibsen, Helsinki ,
2:20 PM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 marks the second ever 49erFX European Championship. The fleet is 50 boats strong this year and changing quickly. Unlike in 2013, most of the teams are now truly racing instead of just sailing, as the level of boathandling, boat setup and skiff IQ has increased massively. ...
Coville soon to chase solo circumnavigation record in giant trimaran
By Sail-World, ,
11:15 AM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
Leading French trans-oceanic racer, Thomas Coville is close to setting off on another solo circumnavigation record attempt. He will be using the latest North Sails 3Di Raw technology. Here's the video of Coville putting the giant Sodebo through her paces ...
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel opt for experienced winner
By Volvo Ocean Race, ,
10:06 AM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
Experienced French sailor Laurent Pagès has been chosen by Team Brunel skipper Bouwe Bekking to complete his line-up for the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Pagès brings a winning pedigree to the Dutch challengers after he helped guide Groupama to victory in the last edition in 2011-12. ...
Bakewell-White supermaxi designed to take Transpac's Barn Door Trophy *Feature
By Richard Gladwell Ssail-World.com/nz, ,
9:44 AM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
After being based in Australia since 2008, the Bakewell-White 30m Supermaxi 'Lahana' (nee Konica Minolta, nee Zana) has returned to New Zealand for what the designer called 'a major refit'.
Renamed 'Rio', her new US owners wanted a boat that would be able to have a serious crack at the Barn Door Trophy in the Transpac Race, which runs from Los Angeles to Hawaii. ...
Crew rescued by navy patrol from J/111 racer after Mayday in storm
By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, ,
8:25 AM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
Updated to include images from the rescue and two interviews. Earlier, Maritime NZ have confirmed that the J/111 Django was abandoned off the coast of the North Island of New Zealand late Tuesday afternoon and the three crew taken aboard a Navy patrol vessel. The yacht was returning from the ANZ Fiji Race, when she experienced strong easterly winds about 170nm off the coast of the North Island. ...
18 foot skiff European Championship (Open Europeans) - Final results
By Dan Ibsen, ,
11:12 PM Mon 7 Jul 2014 GMT
The European Championship is one of the four Grand Prix races in Europe. Next race is in Travemunde, Germany in July and in the end of August the Dutch Grand Prix will take place in Bruinisse. ...
Dragon Edinburgh Cup - Champagne sailing on day 2
By Rupert Holmes, ,
8:38 PM Mon 7 Jul 2014 GMT
Day two of the 2014 Dragon Edinburgh Cup supported by Aberdeen Asset Management and hosted by the Royal Lymington Yacht Club provided champagne sailing in bright sun and 10-15 knots of breeze. Today's was a closer race than yesterday's, with the lead changing on every leg and new faces appearing at the front of the 24-strong fleet. ...
Half Ton Classics Cup - Closely fought competition expected
By Fiona Brown, ,
8:12 PM Mon 7 Jul 2014 GMT
With pre-regatta registration now complete 22 teams have confirmed their entry to the 2014 Half Ton Classics Cup, hosted by the Sport Nautique Saint-Quay-Portrieux (SNSQP). Whilst the entry number might be smaller than in recent years the standard of the fleet is without doubt exceptional and a very closely fought competition is expected. ...
B14 Nationals 2014 - Runners and riders
By Alan Davis, Paignton ,
6:38 PM Mon 7 Jul 2014 GMT
July 10th will see the B14 fleet descend on Paignton SC for one of the most competitive National Championships in recent years. A quick review of entries suggests nearly half of the fleet are capable of winning races. ...
Finn Silver Cup - Arkadiy Kistanov takes the lead in Hoorn + Video
By Robert Deaves, ,
6:02 PM Mon 7 Jul 2014 GMT
At the Finn Silver Cup, Arkadiy Kistanov (RUS), the 2011 Finn Junior World Champion, has taken the lead after a difficult day afloat on the second day in Hoorn, The Netherlands. Only one race was sailed as the breeze faded during the race and eventually switched off after the first boats finished. ...
Nacra 17 European Championships - No action on day 1
By Camille El Beze, ,
5:49 PM Mon 7 Jul 2014 GMT
On day one of the Nacra 17 Europeans, the 71 competitors from 28 different nations had a long day waiting around the boat park in La Grande Motte when the wind refused to build enough to allow any competition. One of the two allocated fleets went afloat in steady rain to await a possible start in a light breeze, but the wind faded and shifted in direction and so they were returned to shore. ...
Télégramme Group acquires majority stake in OC Sport
By OC Sport, ,
5:05 PM Mon 7 Jul 2014 GMT
Télégramme Group, a major French media, sports and entertainment group, as part of their diversification and development strategy have acquired a majority shareholding in OC Sport, the global sports marketing company that specialises in professional sailing and outdoor events. ...
Soto 40 World Championship: Noticia IV finishes first in practice race
By Soto 40 Media, ,
2:58 PM Mon 7 Jul 2014 GMT
Today at the Soto 40 World Championship, the boats completed a practice race in Valencia waters, in which Luis Martín Cabiedes’ Noticia IV finished first position. The official races will start tomorrow at 1 pm. The start of the practice race was scheduled at 1pm but it finally started at 1:25 pm (CEST), after two practice starts. ...
ISAF Youth Worlds - 29er and SL16 sailors prepare for battle + Video
By ISAF, ,
1:49 PM Mon 7 Jul 2014 GMT
The 2014 ISAF Youth Worlds will welcome experienced SL16 heads and fresh 29er faces when racing commences in Tavira, Portugal on 14 July 2014. Sixteen teams featuring several former medallists will fight it out in the Open Multihull SL16 fleet whilst a number of new Open Skiff 29er teams will make their ISAF Youth Worlds debut in the 30-boat fleet. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Eight new crew members named by teams
By Volvo Ocean Race media, ,
1:15 PM Mon 7 Jul 2014 GMT
Eight new crew for the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 were today unveiled in separate announcements from Team Alvimedica and the Spanish Team challengers. ...
Half Ton Classics Cup - Fleet assembles in Saint-Quay-Portrieux
By Half Ton Classics Class, ,
12:53 PM Mon 7 Jul 2014 GMT
From 7-11 July the 2014 edition of the Half Ton Classics Cup will take place in Saint-Quay-Portrieux, Brittany, France. More than 200 sailors are expected to come to the start line! France, Britain and Belgium will be present, but also teams from Finland and Ireland... ...
Garmin Summer Series Round 4 - Lord Birkett Memorial Trophy Ullswater
By Brenda Hoult, ,
10:55 AM Mon 7 Jul 2014 GMT
With a record 174 boats entering via SailRacer and a final entry of 210 boats, the 2014 Lord Birkett Trophy was set for a bumper year on fifth and 6th July. Ullswater Yacht Club was packed inside and out, with many camping and enjoying the festival atmosphere of the traditional first weekend of July to celebrate Lord Birkett's efforts to save Ullswater Lake being turned into a reservoir. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: New additions to Spanish team announced
By Team Campos media, ,
10:18 AM Mon 7 Jul 2014 GMT
Two newcomers to the Volvo Ocean Race and a 32 years old 'veteran' join the Spanish project in the offshore race that will start next October from Alicante. The team led by Iker Martínez and Xabi Fernández confirmed this Monday that Spaniards Rafa Trujillo and Antonio 'Ñeti' Cuervas-Mons and French Nicolas Lunven will be, respectively, trimmer/driver, bowman and navigator of the new Spanish boat. ...