|News for the Last 7 Days - UK
World Landsailing Championships - Images by Louis Kruk
By Sail-World.com, ,
7:34 PM Wed 16 Jul 2014 GMT
Photographer Louis Kruk was on site to capture these images during the World Landsailing Championships. ...
PWA Pozo World Cup - Marc Pare takes the top spot on day 3
By Chris Yates, ,
6:57 PM Wed 16 Jul 2014 GMT
Day three of the PWA Gran Canaria Wind and Waves Festival saw the youths take centre stage for the second time this week as the pros spent another day on hold waiting for better conditions to materialise. A new youth - Marc Pare (Simmer) - claimed top spot in their second elimination with an accomplished display of sailing. ...
Bollé official supplier to the British Sailing Team
By Matt Carter, ,
5:00 PM Wed 16 Jul 2014 GMT
The British Sailing Team is happy to welcome Bollé to its sponsor family as the team’s Official Supplier of performance sunglasses and prescription eyewear for a third term up until March 2017. Bollé is an industry leader in eyewear and offers the highest quality sunglasses for performance and protection, and has worked in partnership with the British Sailing Team since the Beijing 2008 cycle. ...
ISAF Youth Worlds - Playing the waiting game on day 3
By ISAF, ,
4:17 PM Wed 16 Jul 2014 GMT
On day three of the 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship, the 367 sailors from 67 nations are playing the waiting game in Tavira. As of 12:00 local time the on-water breeze was light with conditions not playing ball for racing to commence. ...
ISAF Youth Worlds - Athlete Participation Programme thriving in Tavira
By ISAF, ,
4:05 PM Wed 16 Jul 2014 GMT
The ISAF Athlete Participation Programme (APP) continues to go from success to success with 22 sailors from 16 nations supported at the 2014 ISAF Youth Worlds. APP has been running since 2002 and has given over 150 sailors the opportunity to compete at the premier youth sailing regatta. ...
GJW Direct SailFest - Nutrition Seminars added to list of attractions
By Brenda Hoult, ,
3:38 PM Wed 16 Jul 2014 GMT
Following the hugely positive response to the coaching at the 2013 edition of GJW Direct SailFest, this year also sees the inclusion of nutrition workshops within the 2014 schedule at Calshot Activities Centre, on the Solent shore of the New Forest. ...
ISAF Match Race Rankings - 16 July 2014
By ISAF, ,
3:24 PM Wed 16 Jul 2014 GMT
Ian Williams (GBR) hangs on to World #1 in the ISAF World Open Match Race Rankings whilst in the Women's Rankings Camilla Ulrikkeholm (DEN) stays solid at the top. For the top ranked sailors there has been just the one regatta to add to their points tally since the last ranking release. Williams remains at World #1 by a whisker, just 12 points ahead of Taylor Canfield from the US Virgin Islands. ...
Henri Lloyd Clipper Race Seamanship Award to Qingdao
By Clipper Ventures, ,
3:16 PM Wed 16 Jul 2014 GMT
After conquering 40,000 miles and facing some of Mother Nature’s greatest trials the 12-strong Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet arrived back at St Katharine’s Dock London after 11 months on Saturday where Chinese team, Qingdao stepped on stage as the winners of Henri Lloyd Clipper Race Seamanship Award ...
Cameron Appleton joins North Sails
By Bridgid Murphy, ,
3:02 PM Wed 16 Jul 2014 GMT
North Sails is pleased to announce that world-renowned helmsman and tactician Cameron Appleton has joined North Sails. Appleton is a key hire within North’s Class Sail Development (CSD) team. His experience and talent across a wide range of classes from Big Boat One Design and Mini-Maxi to Superyacht means Appleton is perfectly placed to take on this new role within North Sails. ...
ISAF Youth Worlds - British sailors fired up for second half
By Matt Carter, ,
2:51 PM Wed 16 Jul 2014 GMT
Heading into the business end of the 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships in Tavira, Portugal, British Youth Sailing Team Head Coach Oli Woodcock insists his young charges are ‘all fired up’. The British sailors competing across eight events opened their accounts with a solid set of results on the opening day of the regatta which brought with it a 12-15 knots sea breeze. ...
Extreme Sailing Series - David Carr's views on the first 4 Acts
By Extreme Sailing Series, ,
2:36 PM Wed 16 Jul 2014 GMT
If there is anyone that knows the Extreme Sailing Series, it’s David ‘Freddie’ Carr. The British sailor raced in the inaugural circuit in 2007 – back then for the iShares Cup – before going on to win it in 2009 with Oman Sail Masirah. He is now part of the 2014 broadcast commentary team, and as such he has seen the Series from both sides of the track. ...
6m British Open and Europeans - Falmouth action on the horizon
By Fiona Brown, ,
2:20 PM Wed 16 Jul 2014 GMT
The 2014 Six Metre British Open and European Championships open for registration today, Wednesday 16 July, and continue until Friday 25 July 2014. With some 27 boats already entered from across Europe and as far afield as the USA, Canada and Hong Kong, the event will have a truly international feel. The fleet will include divisions for both Modern and Classic Six Metres, each with their own start. ...
470 European Championships - Podium line-up decided in Athens + Video
By International 470 Class Association, ,
1:22 PM Wed 16 Jul 2014 GMT
The last double-points Medal Race wrapped up racing to decide the podium line-up for the 2014 470 European Championship and Open European Championship titles, with overall European victory going to teams from Great Britain and Austria. ...
Foiling week, an unforgettable success and a record run
By Domenico Boffi, ,
12:00 PM Wed 16 Jul 2014 GMT
The GC32 catamaran set a new speed record on Wednesday, ninth. Sebastian Col and Josh Mcknight sent the impressive catamaran flying through to 37.9 knots! The next target for this Innovative hydrofoil one design is to break down the 40 knots barrier. ...
ISAF Youth Worlds: Images from Day 2 in Portugal
By Sail-World, ,
11:47 AM Wed 16 Jul 2014 GMT
Light winds prevailed for Day 2 of the ISAF Youth Worlds in Portugal. Photographer Neuza Aires Pereira was on the water and captured these images of the day's action. ...
Belcher and Ryan win 2014 Open European 470 Championship in Athens
By Cora Zillich, ,
9:07 AM Wed 16 Jul 2014 GMT
'Rio is the ultimate goal for sure. For Mat it was a twelve year dream to get to London, for me it will have been an eight year dream by the time I hopefully get to Rio. It’s a long term goal for both of us. It will take a lot of effort, time and money and everything else to get there, but Rio 2016 is definitely our focus.' ...
America's Cup: Challengers give Oracle a very frank message at Meeting
By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, ,
1:28 AM Wed 16 Jul 2014 GMT
Top yachting correspondent, Stuart Alexander, writing in the British newspaper, The Independent, reports on the Competitors Meeting held in Los Angeles, USA over the weekend.
Sail-World was earlier told that representatives of seven teams would be present, at the meeting called by the Challenger of Record, Hamilton Island Yacht Club. ...
Flying Dutchman World Championships - Sailors enjoy lighter breezes
By Alan Henderson, United Kingdom ,
10:02 PM Tue 15 Jul 2014 GMT
The second day of the 2014 Flying Dutchman World Championships at Largs, Scotland experienced a turnaround in weather on Tuesday 15th July, after a tough first day. Light breezes and plenty of sunny intervals made ideal conditions for competitors and boats which had been pounded by wind and rain on Monday. ...
ISAF Youth Worlds - Leaderboards shaping up in Tavira + Video
By ISAF, ,
9:02 PM Tue 15 Jul 2014 GMT
On day two of the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship, it was a late start and a late finish in Tavira, Portugal with competitors reaching the shore at 21:00 local time. The breeze came in late in the day and the first start came at 16:01 local time before the final competitors reached the shore at 21:00. ...
Panerai British Classic Week - Drama aplenty on day 3
By Mary Scott-Jackson, ,
8:46 PM Tue 15 Jul 2014 GMT
Cowes produced near perfect conditions for day three of Panerai British Classic Week where Squadron Racing Ltd ran two more excellent races in the Central Solent for the 52-strong fleet. With hot sun, a balmy sea breeze that built from sub 10 to almost 20 knots and more gleaming varnish and brass than you can shake a stick at, it was a spectacular day’s sailing and great fun was had by all. ...
PWA Pozo World Cup - Light winds and tricky waves on day 2
By Chris Yates, ,
7:03 PM Tue 15 Jul 2014 GMT
After a slow start to day two of the PWA Gran Canaria Wind and Waves Festival, Pozo eventually woke up to provide a small window of opportunity - allowing three out of the four trials heats to be completed in relatively light wind and tricky waves. ...
ISAF Youth Worlds competitors reveal their sailing heroes + Video
By ISAF, ,
5:39 PM Tue 15 Jul 2014 GMT
The 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship in Tavira, Portugal is the 44th edition of the regatta and is ISAF's longest running event. Throughout its illustrious history more than 100 nations have sailed on Youth Worlds host venue waters and the stars of the future have been born. ...
VOR 2014-15: Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing's Ian Walker has done the math *Feature
By Sail-World.com, ,
3:34 PM Tue 15 Jul 2014 GMT
Changes in the nature of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015 have as expected moved the race from a technical boat design competition to an emphasis on sailing ability. British Volvo Ocean Race veteran 44 year Ian Walker is very happy with the change. ...
J/70 North American Championship launches Thursday
By Julie and Christopher Howell, ,
3:02 PM Tue 15 Jul 2014 GMT
Eighty-one J/70 teams are assembling in Rochester, New York for the second annual J/70 North American Championship. Competitors from Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, Great Britain, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Sweden and the United States are invading the area as entrants complete the registration procedures and tune-up for the official start of competition on Thursday, July 17. ...
Henry Bomby on the 45th edition of La Solitaire du Figaro
By Henry Bomby, ,
2:04 PM Tue 15 Jul 2014 GMT
UK sailor Henry Bomby reflects on the 45th edition of La Solitaire du Figaro: The Solitaire is not easy. At times I found myself not only fighting with my competitors, the boat and the conditions but also with myself on a scale I have not yet experienced in my life before. It was a hard one was the 45th edition of La Solitaire du Figaro. ...