Please select your home edition
Edition
Marine Resource 2016

Australia eclectic mix - Bigboats, Kiteboards, TP52 & 18 footers

by Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team on 16 Dec 2013
2013 Kiteracing Oceanic Championships Day 4 - Florian Gruber and Olly Bridge Travis Hayto
Just 10 days until the 2013 Sydney Hobart, going to be some very interesting match ups both at the Supermaxi end of the fleet and amongst the IRC racers.

After winning at the 2013 ISAF Sailing World Cup last week in Melbourne, 19 year old German Florian Gruber, and the current Kiteracing World Champion won the Kiteracing Oceanic Championships 2013 in Fremantle.


Second was 16-year-old current European Champion, Olly Bridge (GBR) claimed second place, while Italy’s Riccardo Leccese, who was second in Melbourne third in Freo. Interestingly Western Australian Torvar Mirsky, the talented ISAF World Match Racer finished in the top ten.


An impressive win by Karl Kwok's Beau Geste team in the 52 foot regatta. And an interesting time for Rob Hanna’s TP52 Shogun V dismasted off Palm Beach on Sydney’s Northern Beaches on Saturday.


The 18 footer circuit continues to build with the Kiwis gaining strength and the European circuit expanding, Hungry, Germany and France for 2014.


Interesting too to contemplate that Rise and Rise of China, who are impressing on the RS: X scene, while they will be gaining more VOR experience aboard. With ever growing interest at media level, the Chinese push into sailing continues to grow. By the time of the 2020 Olympics in Japan, they could be a very serious player.

Now as the summer holidays roll in so do the Nationals and state titles in a host of events, make sure your publicity officer is poised ready to send news to Sail-World.com

Zhik Isotak Ocean 660x82Naiad/Oracle SupplierBarz Optics - Floaters

Related Articles

Flight of the Pterodactyls
And you can be sure that it is very much a product of, and absolutely going to change, the future of our sport. OK. Well that pretty much sets up a mindset from a time long, long ago. However, this is something from the here and now. And you can be sure that it is very much a product of, and absolutely going to change, the future of our sport. The SuperFoiler is 7.9m long, 5.14m wide, has a 12.5m rig and a 295kg sailing weight. It has been developed to be the fastest course yacht ever, so to get a handle on
Posted on 27 Nov
It’s Chuck’s fault!
The blame rests squarely with the much venerated, and truly celebrated US sports photographer, Chuck Lantz The blame rests squarely with the much venerated, and truly celebrated US sports photographer, Chuck Lantz. Had he not shown me this image he took during the recent Rolex Big Boat Series on San Francisco Bay, then this editorial would not have come to pass.
Posted on 26 Sep
…and don’t call me Shirley!
Ah yes! It could only be the truly inimitable Dr. Rumack (Leslie Nielsen) from Airplane! Ah yes! It could only be the truly inimitable Dr. Rumack (Leslie Nielsen) from Airplane! (And that takes us all the way back to 1980 – believe it or not.) You know the lines; it’s when Ted Striker says, “Surely you cannot be serious?” To which Rumack then replies, “I am serious, and don’t call me Shirley!”
Posted on 19 Sep
The door’s been flung open – again
Now whether it was the Champagne or something far more ethereal, there is the chance that sailing gets sexier for Tokyo Now whether it was the Champagne or something far more ethereal, there is the chance that sailing may get sexier for Tokyo 2020. Yes, the proverbial door has been cast ajar before, often to much fanfare, and not that much has been achieved.
Posted on 28 Aug
Brawn v Brain? The Bar or The Room?
Interesting questions and can they possibly be linked in any way. Interesting questions and can they possibly be linked in any way. Is it just the one connection, or could there indeed be several ways to address this conundrum? Well the route of the answer could be SailX, the online inshore racing game.
Posted on 7 Jul
Volvo Ocean Race to be contested over longest distance in history
Tough, intense, and featuring almost three times as much Southern Ocean sailing as the previous edition The 43-year-old race around the world – the ultimate ocean marathon, pitting the sport’s best sailors, against each other across the world’s toughest oceans – will start from Alicante in late 2017 with a 700nm sprint to Lisbon, Portugal that will provide the first test of the form guide.
Posted on 29 Jun
Volvo Ocean Race adds full Southern Ocean Leg and 5000nm to new course
Volvo Ocean Race has announced a new course for the 2017/18 round the world event. Several major changes are planned including a return to a full Southern Ocean leg, and the addition of a massive Leg 5 of 13,300nm - the longest leg ever sailed in the Volvo Ocean Race. By way of comparison a minimum circumnavigation around the planet is approximately 21,600nm to be recognised as, a record for the course by WSSRC.
Posted on 28 Jun
Practice makes perfect?
There are a lot of us who try to get out on the water whenever we can. There are a lot of us who try to get out on the water whenever we can - be it a club race, a weekend open or a championship. The general feeling is that the more we sail, the better we get, but is that actually the case?
Posted on 27 May