sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Leaderboards take shape at the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games 2014
Leaderboards take shape at the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games 2014

'Crowds look on - Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games'    ISAF ©

Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games - The discard came into play at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games with the leader boards taking shape at the midway point of the event.

Three races were completed in the Boy's and Girl's Byte CII and Techno 293 fleets with the best breeze of the week saving itself for the third day of competition. A north easterly breeze in between six-eight knots ensured all of the days scheduled races were completed.

The Boy's and Girl's Byte CII fleets raced on Race Area B whilst another packed crowd of 2,000 spectators watched the Techno 293 races play out on Area A.

Girls Techno 293 Fleet - Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games -  ISAF ©  

Girl's Techno 293

The home crowd had something to cheer about on a packed spectator stand as China's Linli Wu swooped into the lead in the Girl's Techno 293 with an exceptional day of racing.

Wu was in fine form and read the conditions on Jinniu Lake to perfection as she won the first race by a convincing margin. A second and a bullet then followed and she sits seven points ahead of Russia's Mariam Sekhposyan, who took the day's other race win, and Lucia Pianazza (FRA). The Russian and French racers are tied on 16 points apiece.

Dutch sailor Aimee Van't Hoff had a solid day on the water taking a fourth, a third and a discarded eighth. 'It's pretty hard work,' said Van't Hoff on the conditions. 'I was pumping in all the races but my races were okay. It's really hot out here and I just pumped the whole race so it was really hard and now I need some ice.'

Like so many sailors competing in Nanjing Van't Hoff is on top of the world, 'It's really nice to see my surf friends and to make new friends from all the other sports and learn about new people. It's really big and a great life experience.'

Four years ago Singapore's Audrey Yong claimed a bronze medal for her nation at the 2010 edition of the Youth Olympic Games. Onwards to 2014 and Sue Ying Lim is flying the windsurfing flag for her nation and has taken in some knowledge from the 2010 medallist, 'I spoke to her before I came and she told me to just do my best and give my all and not think so much about medal chances. As long as I do well there's always that chance to win.'

Lim had a steady day on the water, posting a six-seven-six score line, improving on her opening three races. With sailing an experience like no other combined, Lim is loving the YOG life, 'It's a stepping stone up to the Olympic class for every windsurfer. The Youth Olympics is awesome to make new friends and come together as one and have friendly match as well. It's a different atmosphere compared to other regattas. I'm just focusing on the racing and I did pretty well today.'

Click here for the Girl's Techno 293 results.

Boy's Techno 293

Very little separates the Boy's Techno 293 fleet with 11 points splitting Maxim Tokarev (RUS) in top spot and Kensei Ikeda (JPN) in eighth.

The fleet is tight and Argentina's Francisco Saubidet Birkner loves the competition, 'I did very good today, I finished eighth, first but the last race was very bad but I am happy. The competitors are all very good; they're the top guys in the world in the Techno so it is very difficult.' Saubidet Birkner is second overall, a point off Tokarev and from the six race series he has taken three bullets.

With the fleet tight and competition tough Israel's Yoav Omer, who is fourth overall, is thriving in it, 'I'm enjoying the competition. The competition is so good. The judges and the race committee are really good and I am happy.

'In the first race I was fourth, my start was not so good but after that my decisions were good and I finished fourth. In the second race my start was good but my decisions were really bad, I didn't surf good and I was very slow so finished sixth and in the last one I finished fifth. The race was good and my start was perfect.'

Omer is aiming to follow in the footsteps of compatriot Mayan Rafic who won gold at the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games and Rafic offered a small piece of advice to his younger countryman, 'He didn't tell me much he just said that it's a very good experience and said it's a very big competition.'

Click here for the Boy's Techno 293 results.

Girl's Byte CII

Odile Van Aanholt NED Techno 293 - Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games -  ISAF ©  

Odile Van Aanholt (NED) has a slender lead over Singapore's Samantha Yom following three Byte CII races. Van Aanholt posted an 8-8-2 scoreline to Yom's 2-2-11 and is four points clear. Carolina Albano (ITA) is third overall, 23 points off Van Aanholt.

Improvement and personal gain has been the aim of the game for many of the sailors competing in Nanjing with individual goals and targets set ahead of racing.

Great Britain's Hanna Brant had an up and down day as she took a bullet and a seventh with a 31DNF marring her day. Nonetheless the Briton was pretty happy with how things went, 'The beginning was pretty good, I had a first and an eighth so that was good but the last race went a bit wrong but it was pretty hard conditions so I'm happy.'

Brant read the conditions better than anyone else in the first race to take the victory and she explained what went down on Race Area B, 'I had an okay start, I was at the pin end and I tacked off straight away so the whole fleet was going up on port. I played the shifts up the first beat and I was at the front of it. I was second or first at the first mark but then I went downwind and lost a couple of places.

'I was going round the bottom mark and I saw there was a massive left hand shift and the whole fleet and the people in front of me kept going off left and I was like 'I'm going to tack' so I just tacked and I was making the mark and then it came out from the right and I tacked and crossed everyone so it worked out quite well.'

The British sailor has pushed up the leader board and is 16th overall and concluded by saying, 'I haven't had a great regatta so far but it was really nice to see that my work over the winter and summer has paid off a bit.'

Further race victories on the day went the way of Celeste Lugtmeijer (DOM), who is eighth overall, and Ukraine's Kateryna Gumenko, who is fifth.

Click here for the Girl's Byte CII results.

Boy's Byte CII

Bernie Chin SIN Byte CII - Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games -  ISAF ©  

Singapore's Bernie Chin had an exceptional day of racing to take the Boy's Byte CII lead. The Singaporean recorded a one-five-three score line to overthrown Brazil's Pedro Correa and lead him by four points. Portugal's Rodolfo Pires remains in contention and is seven points off Chin.

Cayman Islands racer Pablo Bertran picked up his first top finish of the competition as he took second in the final race of the day and he was happy with how the race played out, 'I'm pretty happy. I wasn't doing too well coming into the top mark, I was about tenth but coming into the downwind I split from everybody at the gate and when I came back I was second. I'm very happy for the last one but not for the first two races.'

In the first two races of the day Bertran finished 23rd and 15th and is positioned 20th overall. With a single race scheduled on 21 August his plan is to, 'Just go for it and try my hardest.'

Antigua's Rhone Kirby also had his best race result of the competition in the third and final race of the day as he sealed a seventh and he was pleased with his performance, 'It was quite good. In the first two races I wasn't doing too good but I came back strong in the last one.'

Sailing on Jinniu Lake is a new experience for the Antiguan who is used to the Caribbean Sea, 'I've sailed Lasers back home and I've been to the Cayman Islands for two weeks training and that was my only training. It's completely different because I sail in the sea back home with a lot of current and more wind. Here there's no current and light wind.'

Kirby has improved as the week has gone on and currently sits 23rd overall and the Youth Olympic experience is like no other, 'This event, I think it's a bit more tense because it's the Olympics and everybody wants a gold and wants to be at the top. There are a lot of tough sailors and if you want to be tough you've got to train very hard for it.

'You learn from your mistakes, you gain from a lot of things and improve as you go along.'

Click here for the Boy's Byte CII results.

Having lost races due to light breeze the race committee will look to catch up on Thursday 21 August. There will be one Byte CII Boy's and Girl's race on Area A and the Techno 293 fleets will follow with two further races.

The four YOG Sailing events are:

Boy's Windsurfer - Techno 293
Girl's Windsurfer - Techno 293
Boy's One Person Dinghy - Byte CII
Girl's One Persona Dinghy - Byte CII

The YOG Sailing Competition will consist of an opening series and final race. The format will be fleet racing but slalom racing may be run for the Boy's and Girl's Windsurfers if the weather conditions are suitable.

Techno 293 - Women - Overall Results

Pos Nation Sail Number Crew Race Points
1 2 3 4 5 6 Total Net
1 CHN CHN 4 (7) 1 1 2 1 16.00 9.00
2 RUS RUS 7 2 3 (10) 1 3 26.00 16.00
3 FRA FRA 2 3 4 3 4 (5) 21.00 16.00
4 NED NED 3 6 6 4 3 (8) 30.00 22.00
5 THA THA 1 12 2 (14) 14 2 45.00 31.00
6 ITA ITA 10 1 9 7 (11) 10 48.00 37.00
7 PER PER 6 5 (14) 8 5 13 51.00 37.00
8 SIN SIN (19) 9 11 6 7 6 58.00 39.00
9 JPN JPN 11 4 7 9 9 (17) 57.00 40.00
10 HKG HKG 5 (17) 10 11 6 9 58.00 41.00
11 ISR ISR 9 10 5 13 8 (15) 60.00 45.00
12 POL POL 8 (16) 16 2 15 12 69.00 53.00
13 LAT LAT (16) 11 13 15 10 4 69.00 53.00
14 EST EST (20) 15 12 5 18 11 81.00 61.00
15 ESP ESP 14 8 (22)
DSQ
17 16 7 84.00 62.00
16 NZL NZL 12 (18) 8 18 12 18 86.00 68.00
17 TUR TUR 13 13 (18) 12 17 16 89.00 71.00
18 MEX MEX (17) 14 17 16 13 14 91.00 74.00
19 ARG ARG 15 (19) 15 19 19 19 106.00 87.00
20 IND IND 18 20 20 20 (22)
DNF
20 120.00 98.00
21 VEN VEN 21 (22)
OCS
19 21 20 21 124.00 102.00


Legend
( ) - Excluded Score
DSQ - Disqualification
ARB - Scoring penalty after arbitration
OCS - On the course side of the starting line and broke rule 29.1 or 30.1
BFD - Disqualification under rule 30.3
PTS - Scoring penalty for a yellow flag after the finish
DGM - Disqualification under rule 69.1(b)(2) not excludable
RAF - Retired after finishing
DNC - Did not come to the starting area
RDG - Redress given
DNE - Disqualification not excludable under rule 88.3(b)
RET - Retired
DNF - Did not finish
SCP - Took a scoring penalty under rule 44.3
DNS - Did not start
UFD - U flag penalty imposed
DPI - Discretionary penalty imposed
ZFP - 20% penalty under rule 30.2


Techno 293 - Men - Overall Results

Pos Nation Sail Number Crew Race Points
1 2 3 4 5 6 Total Net
1 RUS RUS (9) 3 6 1 2 4 25.00 16.00
2 ARG ARG 6 1 1 8 1 (11) 28.00 17.00
3 NED NED 1 4 (10) 9 3 2 29.00 19.00
4 ISR ISR 5 2 (13) 4 6 5 35.00 22.00
5 FRA FRA 4 9 4 (11) 5 1 34.00 23.00
6 HKG HKG 8 5 (9) 3 4 3 32.00 23.00
7 NZL NZL (11) 6 3 2 7 6 35.00 24.00
8 JPN JPN 3 7 2 7 (9) 8 36.00 27.00
9 ITA ITA (14) 8 8 10 8 9 57.00 43.00
10 THA THA 10 12 5 6 (13) 12 58.00 45.00
11 SLO SLO 12 13 7 (14) 10 7 63.00 49.00
12 BRA BRA 2 (14) 11 12 14 13 66.00 52.00
13 MYA MYA 7 (19) 16 5 16 14 77.00 58.00
14 TPE TPE (15) 15 12 13 15 10 80.00 65.00
15 ARU ARU 16 10 (18) 18 11 15 88.00 70.00
16 VEN VEN 13 (21)
OCS
14 17 12 18 95.00 74.00
17 USA USA (18) 11 15 15 18 16 93.00 75.00
18 PUR PUR 19 16 19 16 17 (20) 107.00 87.00
19 TUN TUN 17 17 17 (19) 19 17 106.00 87.00
20 SVK SVK (20) 18 20 20 20 19 117.00 97.00


Legend
( ) - Excluded Score
DSQ - Disqualification
ARB - Scoring penalty after arbitration
OCS - On the course side of the starting line and broke rule 29.1 or 30.1
BFD - Disqualification under rule 30.3
PTS - Scoring penalty for a yellow flag after the finish
DGM - Disqualification under rule 69.1(b)(2) not excludable
RAF - Retired after finishing
DNC - Did not come to the starting area
RDG - Redress given
DNE - Disqualification not excludable under rule 88.3(b)
RET - Retired
DNF - Did not finish
SCP - Took a scoring penalty under rule 44.3
DNS - Did not start
UFD - U flag penalty imposed
DPI - Discretionary penalty imposed
ZFP - 20% penalty under rule 30.2


Byte - Women - Overall Results

Pos Nation Sail Number Crew Race Points
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Total Net
1 NED NED 6 3 1 1 (8) 8 2 29.00 21.00
2 SIN SIN 2 5 3 (21) 2 2 11 46.00 25.00
3 ITA ITA 5 7 12 8 3 9 (31)
DNS
75.00 44.00
4 PER PER 3 6 7 15 11 (21) 3 66.00 45.00
5 UKR UKR 9 (18) 9 12 7 10 1 66.00 48.00
6 NOR NOR 10 4 10 7 12 (17) 6 66.00 49.00
7 MAS MAS 13 13 (16) 11 5 5 5 68.00 52.00
8 DOM DOM 12 2 6 6 27 1 (31)
DNF
85.00 54.00
9 BER BER (14) 31
DNE
2 5 4 4 13 73.00 59.00
10 ECU ECU (27) 22 17 2 15 3 7 93.00 66.00
11 BRA BRA 18 10 5 3 24 (27) 10 97.00 70.00
12 URU URU 4 (19) 14 16 18 15 4 90.00 71.00
13 HUN HUN 19 26 4 10 6 6 (31)
DNF
102.00 71.00
14 FIN FIN 1 1 (29) 13 16 20 21 101.00 72.00
15 MEX MEX 7 21 11 14 10 (25) 9 97.00 72.00
16 GBR GBR 22 14 15 20 1 7 (31)
DNF
110.00 79.00
17 ISV ISV 16 12 (23) 4 19 12 19 105.00 82.00
18 FRA FRA (21) 8 8 19 14 13 20 103.00 82.00
19 POR POR (31)
DSQ
9 13 9 22 18 22 124.00 93.00
20 THA THA 15 17 21 (22) 17 11 17 120.00 98.00
21 BUL BUL 23 15 (24) 18 9 23 14 126.00 102.00
22 CAY CAY 8 24 25 17 13 16 (31)
DNF
134.00 103.00
23 CRO CRO 20 16 19 (23) 20 14 16 128.00 105.00
24 AUS AUS 17 11 18 24 (26) 22 23 141.00 115.00
25 CHI CHI 11 (28) 22 26 21 26 18 152.00 124.00
26 EGY EGY 24 25 20 27 23 (29) 12 160.00 131.00
27 ALG ALG 26 (27) 27 25 25 19 24 173.00 146.00
28 INA INA (31)
DSQ
31
DNE
28 28 31
DSQ
24 8 181.00 150.00
29 TTO TTO 28 23 26 29 29 (30) 15 180.00 150.00
30 RSA RSA 25 20 (30) 30 28 28 25 186.00 156.00


Legend
( ) - Excluded Score
DSQ - Disqualification
ARB - Scoring penalty after arbitration
OCS - On the course side of the starting line and broke rule 29.1 or 30.1
BFD - Disqualification under rule 30.3
PTS - Scoring penalty for a yellow flag after the finish
DGM - Disqualification under rule 69.1(b)(2) not excludable
RAF - Retired after finishing
DNC - Did not come to the starting area
RDG - Redress given
DNE - Disqualification not excludable under rule 88.3(b)
RET - Retired
DNF - Did not finish
SCP - Took a scoring penalty under rule 44.3
DNS - Did not start
UFD - U flag penalty imposed
DPI - Discretionary penalty imposed
ZFP - 20% penalty under rule 30.2

Byte - Men - Overall Results

Pos Nation Sail Number Crew Race Points
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Total Net
1 SIN SIN 21 (31)
DNF
1 2 1 5 3 64.00 33.00
2 BRA BRA 1 4 2 3 (20) 18 9 57.00 37.00
3 POR POR 16 2 8 4 9 1 (26) 66.00 40.00
4 THA THA 10 (13) 9 5 4 2 13 56.00 43.00
5 CRO CRO 5 8 7 6 (21) 7 11 65.00 44.00
6 NZL NZL 7 (16) 4 16 5 9 4 61.00 45.00
7 HUN HUN (22) 5 11 10 8 11 1 68.00 46.00
8 CAN CAN 2 11 (18) 17 3 3 12 66.00 48.00
9 USA USA 9 (12) 3 11 10 10 6 61.00 49.00
10 FRA FRA 14 6 10 8 11 4 (16) 69.00 53.00
11 MAS MAS (31)
DSQ
1 31
DNE
7 2 8 10 90.00 59.00
12 CHI CHI 6 7 13 (25) 18 6 15 90.00 65.00
13 ISV ISV 19 19 5 1 6 19 (29) 98.00 69.00
14 AUS AUS 3 15 (24) 24 7 13 14 100.00 76.00
15 PER PER 4 3 14 20 15 23 (24) 103.00 79.00
16 SWE SWE (23) 9 17 15 17 20 5 106.00 83.00
17 LCA LCA 13 17 12 14 14 16 (25) 111.00 86.00
18 ITA ITA 17 23 6 19 22 (24) 8 119.00 95.00
19 INA INA 12 10 20 (21) 19 17 17 116.00 95.00
20 CAY CAY 18 (27) 19 22 23 15 2 126.00 99.00
21 BAH BAH 11 24 21 (26) 13 14 18 127.00 101.00
22 NED NED 8 18 22 12 25 (26) 21 132.00 106.00
23 ANT ANT 31
DNE
22 16 9 24 (27) 7 136.00 109.00
24 RSA RSA 15 20 15 23 16 (25) 22 136.00 111.00
25 IVB IVB 24 14 25 18 12 (28) 19 140.00 112.00
26 ALG ALG 20 25 23 13 (31)
DNF
22 23 157.00 126.00
27 GRE GRE 25 26 26 (29) 26 12 20 164.00 135.00
28 UAE UAE 27 21 (29) 27 27 21 27 179.00 150.00
29 COK COK 26 28 27 28 28 (29) 28 194.00 165.00
30 PNG PNG 28 29 28 (30) 29 30 30 204.00 174.00


Legend
( ) - Excluded Score
DSQ - Disqualification
ARB - Scoring penalty after arbitration
OCS - On the course side of the starting line and broke rule 29.1 or 30.1
BFD - Disqualification under rule 30.3
PTS - Scoring penalty for a yellow flag after the finish
DGM - Disqualification under rule 69.1(b)(2) not excludable
RAF - Retired after finishing
DNC - Did not come to the starting area
RDG - Redress given
DNE - Disqualification not excludable under rule 88.3(b)
RET - Retired
DNF - Did not finish
SCP - Took a scoring penalty under rule 44.3
DNS - Did not start
UFD - U flag penalty imposed
DPI - Discretionary penalty imposed
ZFP - 20% penalty under rule 30.2









Event website


by ISAF


  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=125784

9:28 AM Wed 20 Aug 2014GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on
2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games

Related News Stories:

20 Aug 2014  2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Day 3
19 Aug 2014  Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Improvements aplenty in Byte CII fleets
19 Aug 2014  2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Day 2
19 Aug 2014  Nanjing Youth Olympic Games: Young sailors begin racing on Lake Jinniu
18 Aug 2014  2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games trailer
17 Aug 2014  Youth Olympics: practice over, athletes welcomed, time for YOG sailing
16 Aug 2014  Bahamian Olympic Sailor to carry flag in honour of Sir Durward Knowles
16 Aug 2014  Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Hanna Brant set to represent Team GB
16 Aug 2014  Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - CSA Member Representatives to take part
15 Aug 2014  Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games - Lake Jinniu action on the horizon
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World

The International Moth Class isn't exactly a new sailing class, yet the learning curve would have to be one of the steepest out there. Moths have been on foils for almost 10 years, yet besides talking to fellow moth sailors, there isn't a lot of information out there to help you master the skills and techniques needed to fly ... [more]  

America's Cup: Full CAS report finds both ISAF and de Ridder at fault *Feature by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
The Decision of the Court for Arbitration of Sport over the suspension of Dutch sailor Dirk de Ridder has been circulated. The report, which was earlier reported in summary form as to the decision, confirms a 18month suspension on de Ridder, one of the Netherlands' top sailors ... [more]  

2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Australia’s premier ocean race has always had an international flavour; Captain Illingworth, who started the whole Sydney Hobart thing was, after all, an Englishman. ... [more]  

2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Ocean sailors are daft; why else would you think it a good idea to take a modern ocean racing yacht around the world on her own bottom to compete in lots and lots of races, some thousands of miles long? ... [more]  

2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - The island is off the NSW south coast, 155 nautical miles south of Sydney’s South Head and about 6 nm south-east of Narooma. Its lighthouse, built of granite quarried on the island, began operating in 1881. The island is a protected nature reserve. ... [more]  

2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Hundreds of Australian sailors spend their lives trying to win the Tattersall’s Cup; year after year they declare in Hobart that this was their last Rolex Sydney Hobart - definitely - for sure. But 12 months later you spot them again at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, tinkering with their pride and joy and nervously eying off Boxing Day ... [more]  

America's Cup: Lawsuit against Oracle Racing lodged in San Francisco *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz
In further legal fallout from the 34th America's Cup one of the New Zealand sailors named in an action bought by the International Sailing Federation has in turn lodged a lawsuit in a California Court against his former racing team, Oracle Racing Inc over boat fixing in America's Cup World Series ... [more]  

2017 J/80 World Championships: The Royal Southern Yacht Club (RSrnYC) has an active J/80 fleet and attracts many more of the class to its summer series of regattas run annually from May through to September, in addition to match racing J/80s in the annual Grade 2 Match Cup. ... [more]  

Spectacular fire on Sydney Harbour captured on video *Feature by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
Sydney sailing sports photographer, Beth Morley was on Sydney Harbour, capturing images of the Friday night racing, when a luxury launch caught fire nearby. I was out photographing the Ransa Sailing yacht race this evening when I saw smoke coming from the back of a large cruise boat around the back of Sow and Pigs (reef) area towards Middle Head. ... [more]  

Clipper Round the World: The award is in recognition of the way he directed his crew during a dramatic man overboard rescue in the harsh northern Pacific Ocean last March. The Rod Stephens Trophy for Outstanding Seamanship is an internationally renowned trophy awarded annually for an act of seamanship which significantly contributes to the safety of a yacht, or one or more individuals at sea. ... [more]  

OK Dinghy Worlds: Some sailors will even be in transit over the festive period, so thoughts of overindulgence will be a long way from their minds as they focus on the challenge ahead – overcoming the strong Australian team and preparing for the conditions on Port Phillip Bay. However, if the event is true to form - there will be overindulgence in competitive and fun racing. ... [more]  

The Decision of the Court for Arbitration of Sport over the suspension of Dutch sailor Dirk de Ridder has been circulated. The report, which was earlier reported in summary form as to the decision, confirms a 18month suspension on de Ridder, one of the Netherlands' top sailors ... [more]  

2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - With the early weather outlook for next week’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Race indicating it will be a sometimes torrid all-round test over the 628 nautical miles, the highly experienced crew of race record holder Wild Oats XI is feeling comfortable but not over-confident. ... [more]  

Hanohano Outrigger Canoe Club, Huki Outrigger, and Hoven Vision present the 19th Annual Hanohano Huki Ocean Challenge to be held in Mission Bay, San Diego, Ca. on January 24th, 2015. ... [more]  

Photographer Andrea Francolini was on the water to provided this gallery of images of Comanche. ... [more]  

Images from Mauritius as the Team Vestas Wind recovery crew prepare to depart for the Cargados Carajos Shoals, over 200nm away. The team have acquired some salvage equipment and will live aboard a chartered boat and attempt to float the boat over the reef and into the lagoon. ... [more]  

The skipper of Mapfre, Iker Martinez will leave the Campos managed Volvo Ocean Race entry for the third Leg of the Volvo Ocean Race. The team cites a conflict between Martinez's Olympic commitments in the Nacra 17 and the Volvo Ocean Race, as the reason for the departure which the team says was a planned move. ... [more]  

Team Vestas Wind skipper Chris Nicholson (AUS) has flown back to a remote Indian Ocean reef to help oversee a complicated operation to retrieve his stranded boat after it was grounded there during Leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race nearly three weeks ago. ... [more]  

The America's Cup Competitor Forum, comprising the six teams registered for the 2017 America’s Cup, has appointed Iain Murray as Regatta Director. The appointment was tipped a month ago in Sail-World.com. Under the Protocol for the 35th America's Cup, the appointment has to be approved by the majority of the competitors. ... [more]  

Rolex Sydney Hobart Race: The intention to enter the fleet of twelve Clipper 70s in the 71st edition has just been confirmed by Clipper Race organisers. The RSHYR will form part of the biennial Clipper Race series for a second time. The round-the-world fleet created much interest in 2013 as amateur sailors from over 40 different nationalities competed as part of their 40,000 mile circumnavigation. ... [more]  

If you missed this week's edition of Adventures of a Sailor Girl, then hear the replay below. This week's show is the 34th. Sailing news in sixty seconds-ish (2:46). Sail Sydney: Josh McKnight (Moth, 9:43), Tom Spithill (Moth, 12:45), Olivia Price & Eliza Solly (FX, 15:24) Tom Burton (Laser, 23:20) James Wierzbowski (Extreme 40's, 32:08) and much more ... [more]  

RORC Transatlantic Race 2014: Isabelle Haudiquet was on the helm as the bright yellow hull blasted through the finish line. Having safely moored Bingo after 17 days at sea, the French crew enjoyed a cold beer dockside at Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Chris Nicholson Interview - Part 3 - On the Atoll *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz
Final part of a three part, 80 minute, interview with Team Vestas Wind skipper, Chris Nicholson on the wrecking of the Volvo Ocean Race yacht on an idyllic atoll in the South Indian Ocean during the night of November 29. In this part, Nicholson tell what happened once the crew stepped aboard the local coastguard boat just after dawn, and subsequent trips back to the wreck. ... [more]  

The Safety Requirements and Recommendations (SRR) for the 2015 Bell's Bayview Mackinac Race are now published. On Saturday, March 21, Bayview will be hosting Mark Thornton for his presentation and seminar 'Preparing Your Mac Forecast: A Workshop For Sailors.' ... [more]  

2015 International 14 World Championship - Four-time World Champion, Britain’s Archie Massey, expects racing in the titles at Geelong, Australia, will be tight. ... [more]  

The 2014 WWA Wake Park World Series (WPWS) officially ended this past weekend at one of the most fun and progressive cable parks on the globe; Thai Wake Park (TWP) in Bangkok, Thailand. With tons of advanced new features in the lake, top Wakeboarders from all over the world tightened up their boots and hit the water for what would be a groundbreaking finish to a historical WPWS season. ... [more]  

The most significant sailing performances of the year are being heralded by US Sailing with the announcement of the ten men and seven women who have been shortlisted for the 2014 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year awards. ... [more]  

A successful medal haul for the Australian Sailing Team (AST) at the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Melbourne with five gold, five silver and three bronze in the Olympic class program, plus two gold and one bronze in the Paralympic fleet. Hear what the sailors had to say about their performance, along with some great video footage of the week's racing on Port Phillip. ... [more]  

Bart’s Bash, the global sailing race that took place in 60 countries around the world, on September 21st, 2014 raised an incredible £366,391.95 for the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation. The race was held in memory of Andrew 'Bart' Simpson, the Olympic gold medal sailor who died in May 2013. ... [more]  

RORC Transatlantic: As with every yacht participating in the race, staff from Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina greeted the French team on arrival with warm congratulations, a cold beer and a welcome basket from the Grenadian Tourism Association on behalf of the people of Grenada. The crew of five looked tired after nearly 17 days at sea, but owner, Frank Lang was full of praise for his crew. ... [more]  

2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Perpetual Loyal is no stranger to the Rolex Sydney Hobart. Winning line honours in 2011, they have continued to be a contender, especially in heavier breezes. ... [more]  

In a lot of ways, it was kind of befitting that the best conditions of the last day of the Sailing World Cup – Melbourne, were saved for the Women’s Laser Radial Medal Race. Apart from highlighting them in glorious sunshine, like Huey’s own spotlights, it also brought into frame that were only two girls 470 crews in attendance for the regatta. ... [more]  

The website for the 2015 Finn Gold Cup in Takapuna, New Zealand, has been launched. The Finn class is eagerly anticipating a return to Takapuna Boating Club for what will be only the second Finn World Championship to be held in New Zealand. It will have been 35 years since Cam Lewis (USA) beat John Bertrand (USA) in a thrilling final race showdown in 1980, to take the Gold Cup. ... [more]  

Great signed Limited Edition sailing books by Bob Fisher for Christmas
Clipper Race - Sir Robin Knox-Johnston to mentor young South African
IFDS Worlds 2014 New Video Memories - Halifax is just a click away!
McDougall + McConaghy Moth Worlds 2015 - Must see, seriously fun event
Volvo Ocean Race: Chris Nicholson Interview - Part 2 - On the Rocks *Feature
Successful St. Maarten Regatta Beach Clean-Up at Kim Sha Beach
US Sailing releases Rio 2016 Olympic Trials System
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Oldies return
Volvo Ocean Race sets up independent inquiry into Vestas Wind disaster
Volvo Ocean Race: Team Brunel: sweet victory
RORC Transatlantic Race - Apollo 7 touch down
2014 OK Dinghy Worlds Preview one - Last but not least
Melges 24 Christmas Sprint Series - Christmas comes early for Red Mist
Extreme Sailing Series 2014 Act 8 - Superb podium finish for Realteam
Volvo Ocean Race: Chris Nicholson on the Team Vestas Wind disaster - 1 *Feature
USA 4 Windsurfing campaign
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - One last modification to Wild Oats XI
Sydney-Hobart: Wacky Races 2 - Frosty, Hoonigan and Wilbo *Feature
RORC Transatlantic Race 2014 - Big adventure comes to an end
ISAF World Sailing Rankings – 15 December 2014
Comanche; Supermaxi Showdown VIDEO   
Miami Star Winter Series - Commodores Cup Final day   
2014/15 Audi Melges 20 Miami Winter Series - Jason Michas wins   
2014 RORC Transatlantic Race - Yacana crosses finish line   
2014 Extreme Sailing Series - Act 8 - Swiss team Alinghi wins   
Extreme Sailing Series: Images from Act 8 + Series' Highlights video   
Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng Race Team - Leg Two review   
Extreme Sailing Series: Alinghi crowned 2014 and Sydney champions   
Extreme Sailing Series -Sydney Land Rover recognises talent   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne - Medal Race Images   
Extreme Sailing Series: Alinghi dons ESS Crown, Oman Air wins award   
18ft Skiffs: Rooklyn scores win in Syd. Barnett Jr. Memorial Trophy   
ISAF Sailing World Cup: Fan cranks up for final Melbourne day + Videos   
Miami Star Winter Series - Commodores Cup Day 1   
Extreme Sailing Series: Delayed coverage - Day 4 +Audio *Feature   
Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng score another excellent result   
Audi Melges 20 Miami Winter Series - Fleet rumbles in Miami   
Extreme Sailing Series - The Wave, Muscat see championship bid slip   
2014 RORC Transatlantic Race - From acorns grow oaks   
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel (NED) wins Leg 2   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT