News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery : Flying 15 Worlds 2011 Day 1 - New Zealand and Ireland leaders

Flying 15 Worlds 2011 Day 1 - New Zealand and Ireland leaders

'F15 Worlds 2011 - Sandell and Robinson NZL'    Gerald New

At the Flying 15 Worlds, the first day allowed for one race to be completed at Hayling Island SC. It was a light wind day for the fleets with constant shifts frustrating the PRO in setting a start.

Winner in the Blue fleet were Brian McKee and Ian Smyth from Ireland. Winner in the Yellow fleet were James Sandell and Graeme Robinson from New Zealand. Winners in the Classic/Silver fleet were Bobby Salmond and Mike Leydon and first Silver boat, Michel D'Almeida and Erwan Gouriou from France.

Yellow fleet was away first after a long wait for the wind to settle. Sandell and Robinson made a pin end start into clear air before tacking halfway up the beat but understood the mark and needed two more tacks before rounding behind Australians Grant Alderson and Dean McAullay. Greg Wells and Mark Darling rounding behind Graham Vials and Chris Turner.

Sandell and Robinson went high before setting the kite and rounded some five lengths behind Alderson and McAullay. Sandell and Robinson gybed to port and went inside the Aussie pair at the next mark, went for the RH buoy and picked up some good shifts and covered up the beat. An early port gybe on the run kept their lead and they carried the kite on the reach and covered to the line. Wells and Darling finished in second with Vials and Turner third, Alderson and McAullay fourth and Dave McKee and Chris Hewkin fifth.

For Graeme Robinson this was his first Worlds race victory in eleven F15 Worlds events, the first in 1986 in Hong Kong - this was one very happy Kiwi. For James this was his first F15 Worlds race, he was at HISC last year for the Laser Worlds.

In the Blue fleet Brian McKee and Ian Smyth also made a pin end start on starbord, then onto port taking advantage of the tide. They rounded the weather mark behind the French pair, Bernard Dermartial and Jean-Yves Renault.

A starboard gybe took them inside Dermartial and Renault, they gybed at the gate in fifth with the Aussie pair Ron Packer and Peter Mudford leading. In a close beat with the Aussie pair they rounded with a comfortable lead and then held it down the reach where they caught the yellow fleet boats.

Keeping out of trouble, McKee and Smyth concentrated on covering Packer and Mudford to the line. Dermartial and Renault took third, Steve Hegerstrom and Gregg Dobson from South Africa were fourth and Jeremy Davy and Simon Childs fifth.

F15 Worlds 2011 - McKee and Smyth -  Gerald New?nid=86276

Bernard Dermartial was pleased with his third. A 470 sailor in his youth, placing in the top three at the worlds and a long time F15 sailor in the Dinard fleet, he normally sails an older boat. But at HISC he is at the worlds helming the new boat of his crew, Jean-Yves Renault and also liking the light conditions.

The single race for the two flights puts Sandell and Brian McKee joint top of the leader board, Wells and Packer joint second and Vials and Deramtial in joint third overall.

Some big names were down the fleet in these conditions and will already have their discard. New British Champions, Steve Goacher and Phil Evans finished ninth (17 overall), Mike Hart and Richard Rigg 17th (33 overall), Russell Peters and Tim Hall 18th (35 overall), Charles Apthorp and Gavin Tappenden 20th (39 overall), Alan Bax and Bill Masterman 29th (57 overall).

2011 International Flying Fifteen World Championship

1st 84 Yellow NZL 3754 SANDALL James ROBINSON Graeme Wairoa YC/Napier SC 1.0 1.0 1.0
1st 52 Blue IRL 3892 MCKEE Brian SMYTH Ian Strangford Lough YC 1.0 1.0 1.0
3rd 12 Yellow GBR 3920 WELLS Greg DARLING Mark Hayling Island SC 2.0 2.0 2.0
3rd 105 Blue AUS 3619 PACKER Ronald MUDFORD Peter Royal Freshwater Bay YC 2.0 2.0 2.0
5th 27 Yellow GBR 3972 VIALS Graham TURNER Chris Derwent SC 3.0 3.0 3.0
5th 66 Blue FRA 3976 DERMARTIAL Bernard RENAULT Jean-Yves Yacht Club de Dinard 3.0 3.0 3.0
7th 62 Blue RSA 3916 HEGERSTROM Steve DOBSON Gregg Royal Natal YC 4.0 4.0 4.0
7th 10 Yellow AUS 3933 ALDERSON Grant MCAULLAY Dean Royal Freshwater Bay YC 4.0 4.0 4.0
9th 32 Yellow GBR 3905 MCKEE David HEWKIN Chris Dovestone SC 5.0 5.0 5.0
9th 24 Blue GBR 3922 DAVY Jeremy CHILDS Simon Hayling Island SC 5.0 5.0 5.0
11th 45 Blue GBR 3953 HOGBEN Robert MORGAN Glyn Bewl Valley SC 6.0 6.0 6.0
11th 40 Yellow GBR 3954 WAPLES Justin STOWE Iain Royal Corinthian YC 6.0 6.0 6.0
13th 89 Yellow AUS 3919 DALY Mark TAYLOR Cameron Daveys Bay YC 7.0 7.0 7.0
13th 64 Blue FRA 3585 CONSTANT Patrick NOON Pip Yacht Club de Dinard 7.0 7.0 7.0
15th 111 Blue AUS 3983 CARSON Alan MCCARTNEY Michael Cairn Curran SC 8.0 8.0 8.0
15th 37 Yellow GBR 3816 TULLETT Nigel TULLETT Gavin Royal Windermere YC 8.0 8.0 8.0
17th 103 Blue AUS 3930 COLLINGS Dale SCHEEN Glenn Mordialloc SC 9.0 9.0 9.0
17th 41 Yellow GBR 3821 GOACHER Steve EVANS Phil Royal Windermere YC 9.0 9.0 9.0
19th 115 Blue AUS 3781 TUCKER David SUMMERS Matthew Royal Freshwater Bay YC 10.0 10.0 10.0
19th 51 Yellow RSA 3868 HARRIS Patrick KRIEK Jeremy Royal Natal YC 10.0 10.0 10.0
21st 87 Yellow NZL 3840 GILBERT Murray BURGESS Jonathan Royal Akarana YC 11.0 11.0 11.0
21st 20 Blue GBR 3928 MCINTYRE Mike MCINTYRE Gemma Hayling Island SC 11.0 11.0 11.0
23rd 33 Blue GBR 3902 MCKEE Andy JONES Richard Dovestone SC 12.0 12.0 12.0
23rd 16 Yellow GBR 3896 PETERS Nick YEATES Nick Hayling Island SC 12.0 12.0 12.0
25th 34 Blue LCA 3690 GREEN Michael GREEN Mark ST Lucia Yacht Club 13.0 13.0 13.0
25th 117 Yellow AUS 3833 BURTENSHAW Peter BURTENSHAW Travis South of Perth YC 13.0 13.0 13.0
27th 108 Blue AUS 3964 LUCAS Simon LUCAS Aileen Princess Royal SC 14.0 14.0 14.0
27th 116 Yellow AUS 3800 LESLIE Rupert GOODING Mark South of Perth YC 14.0 14.0 14.0
29th 99 Blue AUS 3980 WILSON John HANCOCK Nick Royal Freshwater Bay YC 15.0 15.0 15.0
29th 106 Yellow AUS 3861 CARROLL Brian HAPP Stuart Royal YC of Victoria 15.0 15.0 15.0
31st 47 Blue HKG 3882 OGAWA Jin ISHIWATA Shinji Royal Hong Kong YC 16.0 16.0 16.0
31st 110 Yellow AUS 3984 OWEN Matt REED Andrew Canberra YC 16.0 16.0 16.0
33rd 1 Blue GBR 3917 HART Mike RIGG Richard Port Dinorwic SC 17.0 17.0 17.0
33rd 38 Yellow GBR 3667 LONGSTAFF Mark WARD Jon Ogston SC 17.0 17.0 17.0
35th 19 Blue GBR 3911 PETERS Russell HALL Tim Hayling Island SC 18.0 18.0 18.0
35th 31 Yellow GBR 3862 JAMESON Andrew GRANT James Hayling Island SC 18.0 18.0 18.0
37th 7 Yellow GBR 3736 BANNISTER Peter BANNISTER Sue Hayling Island SC 19.0 19.0 19.0
37th 22 Blue GBR 3959 GODDARD Andy HARTLAND Mal Dovestone SC 19.0 19.0 19.0
39th 82 Yellow GBR 3936 DOUTHWAITE Steve AVERLEY Paul Derwent SC 20.0 20.0 20.0
39th 3 Blue GBR 3957 APTHORP Charles TAPPENDEN Gavin Hayling Island SC 20.0 20.0 20.0
41st 15 Yellow GBR 3716 WAPLES Chris WAPLES Tom Hayling Island SC 21.0 21.0 21.0
41st 104 Blue AUS 3935 HASSEN John GRIFFITHS Kevin South of Perth YC 21.0 21.0 21.0
43rd 118 Yellow AUS 3855 ROOKE Peter ARROWSMITH Martin South of Perth YC 22.0 22.0 22.0
43rd 100 Blue AUS 3881 HAWKINS Adam JONES Ben Mornington YC 22.0 22.0 22.0
45th 21 Blue GBR 3955 BROWNING Gill WEATHERILL Simon Hayling Island SC 23.0 23.0 23.0
45th 109 Yellow AUS 3968 MILNE Peter WILLIAMSON David Sandringham YC 23.0 23.0 23.0
47th 6 Blue GBR 3875 DINGWALL Brett CLARK Jonathan Datchet Water SC 24.0 24.0 24.0
47th 39 Yellow GBR 3937 KNELLER Simon LUCAS Dave Grafham Water SC 24.0 24.0 24.0
49th 2 Blue GBR 3845 LANCASTER Tessa LANCASTER Nick Hayling Island SC 25.0 25.0 25.0
49th 86 Yellow NZL 3838 LEYDON John WILLIAMS Sandra Motueka Y&CC 25.0 25.0 25.0
51st 25 Blue GBR 3971 HARRIS Christopher HARRIS Tracy Hayling Island SC 26.0 26.0 26.0
51st 49 Yellow GBR 3965 OSMAN Anthony MURPHY Andrew Datchet Water SC 26.0 26.0 26.0
53rd 58 Blue HKG 3981 WILLIAMS Howard NELSON Joseph Royal Hong Kong YC 27.0 27.0 27.0
53rd 43 Yellow GBR 3932 SWALLOW Chris MANGAN Adam Burton SC 27.0 27.0 27.0
55th 35 Yellow GBR 3977 POTTS Simon HARPER Tim Shustoke SC 28.0 28.0 28.0
55th 17 Blue GBR 3947 NICHOLSON Ian NICHOLSON James Hayling Island SC 28.0 28.0 28.0
57th 18 Blue GBR 3941 BAX Alan MASTERMAN Bill Hayling Island SC 29.0 29.0 29.0
57th 83 Yellow FRA 3961 BIET Arnaud CONSTANT Fabien Yacht Club de Dinard 29.0 29.0 29.0
59th 55 Blue IRL 3883 LAVERY John O'BRIEN David National YC Dunlaoghaire 30.0 30.0 30.0
59th 50 Yellow GBR 3969 ROLFE Barry SOUTHAM Matt Parkstone YC 30.0 30.0 30.0
61st 8 Blue GBR 3812 MAXFIELD Henry DALLIMORE Jon Hayling Island SC 31.0 31.0 31.0
61st 9 Yellow GBR 3974 BAYLISS Geoff RUMFITT Tim Hayling Island SC 31.0 31.0 31.0
63rd 4 Yellow GBR 3783 MOORE Chris NEWTON Mark Hayling Island SC 32.0 32.0 32.0
63rd 95 Blue GBR 3778 POVEY Geoffrey POVEY Claudette Bewl Valley SC 32.0 32.0 32.0
65th 81 Blue GBR 3944 MCCARTHY Paul GEORGE Arthur Burton SC 33.0 33.0 33.0
65th 42 Yellow GBR 3914 TATTERSALL Adrian SMART Tim Parkstone YC 33.0 33.0 33.0
67th 36 Blue GBR 3851 LINDER Ian SWEETMAN Kevin Burghfield SC 34.0 34.0 34.0
67th 56 Yellow IRL 3893 LAWSON Peter BRIDGES Barry Portaferry SC 34.0 34.0 34.0
69th 48 Yellow HKG 3979 KNIGHT-EVANS Carlyon SUTRO Lucy Royal Hong Kong YC 35.0 35.0 35.0
69th 85 Blue NZL 3839 LOWE Ben GILBERT Kate Glendowie Boating Club 35.0 35.0 35.0
71st 44 Blue GBR 3521 JAMESON Keith PREATER Josh RWYC 36.0 36.0 36.0
71st 53 Yellow IRL 3970 MULVIN David BEIRNE Ronan National YC Dunlaoghaire 36.0 36.0 36.0
73rd 97 Yellow GBR 3853 WEST Noel WHILLOCK Bill Bewl Valley SC 37.0 37.0 37.0
73rd 74 Blue GBR 3681 HUDSON Pip HUDSON Alice Broxbourne SC 37.0 37.0 37.0
75th 23 Blue GBR 3904 CRAVEN-SMITH Henry ALVARADO Matt Hayling Island SC 38.0 38.0 38.0
75th 54 Yellow IRL 3774 MURPHY Tom LLOYD Stephan National YC Dunlaoghaire 38.0 38.0 38.0
77th 107 Blue AUS 3775 PACKER Philippa ALM Goran Royal Freshwater Bay YC 39.0 39.0 39.0
77th 59 Yellow HKG 3415 TAKADA Akira TAKADA Wataru Royal Hong Kong YC 39.0 39.0 39.0
79th 68 Yellow FRA 3772 CHEVALIER Gilles CHEVALIER Jacques Yacht Club de Dinard 40.0 40.0 40.0
79th 73 Blue GBR 3950 CLARKE Julian PAINTER Ashley Grafham Water SC 40.0 40.0 40.0
81st 94 Blue GBR 3672 ARNOLD Jeremy BROWN David Notts County SC 41.0 41.0 41.0
81st 5 Yellow GBR 3564 JUBB Ian TRUNDLE Martin Hayling Island SC 41.0 41.0 41.0
83rd 63 Yellow IRL 3850 MULLIGAN Ben DOHERTY Alistair Dublin Bay SC 42.0 42.0 42.0
83rd 113 Blue MRI 3271 PATURAU Pascale MAMET Ludovic Grand Bay YC 42.0 42.0 42.0
85th 46 Blue HKG 3834 CHAN Sam TATLOW Michael Royal Hong Kong YC 43.0 43.0 43.0
85th 11 Yellow GBR 3938 CLATWORTHY Shaun CLATWORTHY Jo Hayling Island SC 43.0 43.0 43.0
87th 102 Yellow AUS 3910 SIMS Jennifer DONRAADT Remy South of Perth YC 44.0 44.0 44.0
87th 26 Blue GBR 3765 CASTLE Ian BARFORD Neil Hayling Island SC 44.0 44.0 44.0
89th 114 Yellow AUS 3903 CLEAVER Ian MILNE Steve Royal Highland YC 45.0 45.0 45.0
89th 29 Blue GBR 3730 GODWIN Robert GODWIN Stuart Hayling Island SC 45.0 45.0 45.0
91st 98 Yellow GBR 3926 MILLBAND Andrew MILLBAND Andrea Cowes Corinthian YC 46.0 46.0 46.0
91st 14 Blue GBR 3537 GLASGOW Matt MITCHELL James Hayling Island SC 46.0 46.0 46.0
93rd 112 Yellow MRI 3591 BETUEL Florian PATURAU Hector Grand Baie YC Mauritius 47.0 47.0 47.0
93rd 101 Blue AUS 3890 SHAND William PARISH David Gippsland Lakes YC 47.0 47.0 47.0
95th 57 Blue HKG 3978 BRINK Louis BRINK Adriaan Royal Hong Kong YC 48.0 48.0 48.0
96th 67 Yellow FRA 3923 SEMAILLE Bertrand   Yacht Club de Dinard 49.0 DNC 49.0 49.0

Full Results at

by Gerald New


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

10:02 PM Fri 22 Jul 2011 GMT

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

Click for further information on

Related News Stories:

10 Dec 2013  Abersoch Dinghy Week 2014 - Title sponsors announced
09 Dec 2013  OK Dinghy World Rankings for December 2013
16 Jun 2013  PWA Catalunya World Cup - Celebrating 15 years of Costa Brava action
16 Jun 2013  Route des Princes - Edmond de Rothschild victorious in Lisbon
16 Jun 2013  Contender World Championship - 174 entries and still counting
16 Jun 2013  Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge – Day 2 in Porto Santo Stefano
16 Jun 2013  NYYC Annual Regatta – J sailing talent to take part
25 Apr 2013  Jorgen Svendsen retains OK Dinghy World 2013 number one ranking
07 Mar 2013  Finn Class partners Dinghy Academy to train next Olympians
03 Mar 2013  RYA Dinghy Show - Glanfield and Patience launch Rio 2016 campaign

News - USA and the World

Today, Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR) took to the water for the first time from their temporary base in Southampton, sailing their foiling AC45. The boat originally raced under BAR colours during the America’s Cup World Series in 2012-13, and has subsequently been modified to fly on hydrofoils. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - Day 12 for Team Alvimedica by Amory Ross, Team Alvimedica
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, Day 12 onboard Team Alvimedica. There is no question as to the origins of the phrase 'down in the doldrums;' the monotony of these days is painfully apparent. It’s a pattern too familiar: a night of variable conditions—torrential rain and 20 knots of wind one minute, no wind and starry skies the next. Feast or famine. ... [more]  

Over 100 riders from more than 20 different countries have already registered and over the two weeks will compete against each other in the pro, amateur, master, grand master, youth and women's fleets for the honor of becoming the Aloha Classic Champions. ... [more]  

With only nine days remaining until the close of entries, one of the smallest, most audacious and memorable yachts in the history of the CYCA’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, appropriately became the 100th entry. A mere 10.5 metres, James Cameron’s Hick 35, Luna Sea, will again do duty as one of the pintsized yachts in fleet for the 70th edition of the 628 nautical mile race. ... [more]  

Today was the last day of competition at the Student Yachting World Cup. Even though England’s victory was already for sure, the top-5-ranking could change a lot with two more races: Italy was second with 46 pts, Ireland third with 47 pts, Norway fourth (52 pts) and Switzerland fifth (58.2 pts)… the USA followed with 59 pts! ... [more]  

A varied and international fleet ranging from 40 to 100ft (12.19 to 30.48m) will set off for Grenada on Saturday 29th November from Lanzarote, the most eastern in the Canary Islands chain, in the Royal Ocean Racing Club's Transatlantic Race. ... [more]  

The United States will be the second most heavily represented nation at the Star Sailors League Finals when they take place at Nassau in the Bahamas between December 1st and 7th. Reflecting the consistency, quality and number of sailors involved in the Star class, the United States has the largest representation in the Star Sailors League with 294 skippers and 376 crew. ... [more]  

AIRBUS and Oracle Team USA have forged a technology partnership. As Official Innovation Partner of Oracle Team USA for the 35th America’s Cup, AIRBUS will share the know-how of its engineers and experts in fields such as aerodynamics, instrumentation and simulation, composites, structures, hydraulics and data analysis to work with the Oracle Team USA design team. ... [more]  

Thursday has proved another dramatic day in the story of the 2014 Rolex Middle Sea Race. While yesterday (Wednesday) was a day of seamanship and survival as yachts battled storm force winds, it was also a day of arrivals as the same winds pushed competitors to the finish. ... [more]  

The Royal Malta Yacht Club has been a hive of activity both day and night, welcoming back yachts taking part in the Rolex Middle Sea Race. By Midday on Day Six 34 yachts have finished the race and 25 yachts have retired. Each and every sailor that has taken part, including those that are still out there, has a story to tell for years to come. ... [more]  

Ian Williams (GBR) GAC Pindar made a near perfect start to in the Argo Group Gold Cup in Bermuda yesterday. The British skipper who stands top of the the Alpari World Match Racing Tour and is second in the ISAF rankings, goes into today's remaining round robin flights leading group 1. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, Onboard Team Brunel. 'At this rate, it will take a century before we get to Cape Town,' sighs Jens Dolmer, standing on the bow. He is trying in vain to push the flapping foresail outwards. There is hardly a breath of wind. In the distance, the sun is sinking into the ocean. ... [more]  

After probably the toughest 24 hours in the 46 year history of the race, Lee Satariano's Maltese J/122, Artie finished the Rolex Middle Sea Race on Thursday 23 October 2014 at 00h 45m 5s in an elapsed time of 4Days 13hours 35mins and 05secs. ... [more]  

As of the 2140UTC report on Day 10 of the first Leg of the Volvo Ocean Race, the placings on the water on the water had not changed during the day, but the distances between the boats had reduced. The two easternmost boats, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing continued to lead but is only 4nm ahead of Team Brunel with about 600nm to sail to the turning mark of Fernando de Noronha 220nm off the coast of Brazil. ... [more]  

Despite the best efforts of Tropical Storm Fay and then Hurricane Gonzalo, the Argo Group Gold Cup, the sixth stage of the 2014 Alpari World Match Racing Tour, set sail on Bermuda’s Hamilton Harbour today, albeit postponed by 24 hours. ... [more]  

The calm weather returned on day five of the La Torche PWA Grand Slam as the wave sailors recovered from yesterday’s punishing, but brilliant, conditions. After a chilly start, with the thermometer reading just five degrees celsius, the temperature soon rose with the appearance of the sun, making for another stunning autumn day. ... [more]  

Day five of the Rolex Middle Sea Race has proved a day of reckoning for the competing fleet. The forecast strong northwesterly wind has arrived and consistently blown over 25 knots with gusts exceeding 40 knots. The effect has been to catapult the previously slow moving yachts towards the finish line in Malta. ... [more]  

A day and a night of uncertainty - later, the Doldrums will come to an end for the Volvo Ocean Race teams. By tomorrow morning, the fleet should be sailing safely in the southeasterly trade winds. So – who won this equatorial lottery? What was the best place to cross this convergence zone, where two hemispheres and two weather systems collide? ... [more]  

Known for erratic light airs alternating with sudden gusts that can last a minute or an hour from the giant unstable vertical clouds, the Doldrums (aka more officially the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone) are the unavoidable low-point of leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race for the determined men on Dongfeng. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Onboard Team Alvimedica. The synopsis is pretty straightforward: we are stuck in the Doldrums. Stuck, and stuck real good. All things considered, yesterday was actually pretty decent. We had a quick morning rainsquall that was able to power us south through the first line of ITCZ clouds already towering above our heads by 10AM. ... [more]  

Rolex Middle Sea Race - Artie gunning for glory by Media Royal Malta Yacht Club
Lee Satariano's Maltese J/122, Artie has emerged as the hot favourite to become the overall winner of the 2014 Rolex Middle Sea Race. However, at 16:00 CET, Artie was still 80 miles from the finish and the Mistral storm is still raging. In addition, there are several yachts behind Artie that could still claim the overall prize. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, Onboard Team SCA. Today I would like to share another perspective with you. Given the kind messages from Team SCA followers that we have been receiving onboard (thank you!), it would seem daily reports from our onboard reporter Miss Halloran and our onshore media crew have been doing a wonderful job of sharing our journey thus far. ... [more]  

The 17th edition of the Rolex Farr 40 World Championship took place from 15-18 October in San Francisco, USA. Hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club, the 2014 Rolex Farr 40 Worlds welcomed 19 international entrants - comprising teams from Australia, Canada, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Turkey and the United States. ... [more]  

After two days of intense racing at the 2014 RS:X Youth Worlds in Clearwater, both fleets have completed a full schedule of six light-wind races, and they’ve earned their lay day! Very light and shifty winds were forecast for the day, and it was a nice surprise to see a seven knot side-off breeze fill in early from the North. ... [more]  

Rolex Middle Sea Race - Big breeze and lumpy seas by Media Royal Malta Yacht Club
There are 92 yachts still racing in the Rolex Middle Sea Race. The expected frontal system arrived around Midnight last night at the northwest corner of the course. Reports of storm force winds and big seas have been received by the Race Committee and 25 yachts had officially retired from the race by 15:00 CET on Wednesday 22 October. ... [more]  

Justin 'Judd' Goldman was 17 years old when he suffered a disabling bone disease. After realizing that there were few sports that he could participate in he discovered sailing. Over the next 58 years he competed successfully in many races throughout the world. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Blogs from the Boats - Leg 1, Day 10 plus Videos *Feature by Richard Gladwell/
Several of the On Board Reporters aboard, provide their unique views of Leg 1, Day 10 of the Volvo Ocean Race - in text, images and video: You know when you try to stick two positive magnets together and regardless as to how close you get them they never touch? Well, the ITCZ is a bit like that. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 1 turns inside out in Doldums *Feature by Richard Gladwell,
As reported earlier Leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race would seem to have gone from being a tightly fought contest to being a procession to Cape Town. Even though only 40% of the course has been sailed, the distance between the boats are significant (other than the two lead boats) and look set to increase. ... [more]  

Student Yachting World Cup - After those days of sun and light air, the weather was upside-down with a cloudy sky threatening us of heavy shower at any time and a strong wind fluctuating from 15 knots to 25 knots! Two windward-leeward races took place today as the wind became far too heavy in the early afternoon. The 13th race began this morning: a second start occurred under black flag. ... [more]  

2014 Argo Group Gold Cup - Over the last few days there have been frantic phone calls between travel agents from competitors at the Argo Group Gold Cup, the sixth stage and the oldest event on the Alpari World Match Racing Tour. Over Friday night and into Saturday the Category Three Hurricane Gonzalo passed directly over Bermuda pummelling it with 100+ knot winds. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Big gains for two boats in Doldrums *Feature by Richard Gladwell/
Two boats have made big gains in the Doldrums, with the western-most competitors apparently not stopping and sailing though the convergence zone between northern and southern hemispheres, without dropping below 8kts. Team Brunel and Abh Dhabi Ocean Racing have both made big gains on the rest of the fleet - and the two easternmost boats - Team Vestas Wind and Mapfre, in particular. ... [more]  

In spite of Hurricane Gonzalo's thrashing of the Onion Patch last week, the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club and the people of Bermuda are ready to host the 2014 Argo Group Gold Cup, Stage 6 of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour (AWMRT). All 20 teams have arrived safely from their corners of the world and will practice for a day and race on Wednesday. ... [more]  

While the Renaissance Re Junior Gold Cup always offers opportunities for young people to have new experiences, coping with Hurricane Gonzalo offered the 14 competitors traveling from overseas to Bermuda a hurdle that strengthened their respect for this island nation. Many of the 14 competitors spent layover time in either hotels or airports and some are now guests in homes without electricity. ... [more]  

DSS to revolutionise IMOCA 60s, both new and old
ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami: Groupe Beneteau sponsors US Sailing Team
Volvo Ocean Race - The bright side of the Doldrums
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Vestas Wind contemplates the tropics + Video
Volvo Ocean Race - Dull day, crazy night for Dongfeng Race Team
Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA ready for equator crossing
Volvo Ocean Race - Tough challenge for Brunel's Pablo Arrarte Elorza
RS:X Youth Worlds - Hard work on day 1 + Video
St. Maarten Heineken Regatta - NoR released, entries open for 2015
Rolex Middle Sea Race - A turning point for the fleet
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Leg one – Doldrums for dummies
Volvo Ocean Race: Blogs from the Boats - Leg 1, Day 9 plus Videos *Feature
Rolex Middle Sea Race 2014 - Fight to the finish
Student Yachting World Cup - Fourth race day + Video
New improved swell forecasting and more locations from PredictWind
Volvo Ocean Race: Day 9 final report - Lead continually changing
Renaissance Re Junior Gold Cup - An opportunity for growth
Volvo Ocean Race: Fleet charges the door of the Doldrums Casino *Feature
La Torche PWA Grand Slam - Light winds on day 3
Volvo Ocean Race: Navigators throw away the routing textbook
Volvo Ocean Race - The Doldrums, a navigational nightmare + Video   
Rolex Middle Sea Race - Maltese yachts top the leader board   
Star Sailors League Finals - Torben Grael and Jorge Zarif join fleet   
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Alvimedica heads for the Doldrums   
Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA, a crew on a mission   
Thailand bids for 2016 IODA ‘Optimist’ World Championships   
Farr 40 Worlds: Prizegiving images from the Final day in San Francisco   
Bill Green - builder and sailor passes on   
ISAF World Sailing Rankings – 20 October 2014   
Farr 40 Worlds: Images from the Final day in San Francisco *Feature   
Farr 40 Worlds: Images from Day 2 in San Francisco *Feature   
Rolex Middle Sea Race 2014 - A hard day's night   
34th Student Yachting World Cup 2014 - Second race day   
Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng loses lead, anyone's race ahead of Doldrums *Feature   
Flying Dreams 'An Ocean Story': The Movie   
New super maxis gear up for Rolex Sydney Hobart   
Volvo Ocean Race: Blogs from the Boats - Leg 1, Day 8 plus Videos *Feature   
Linda Elias Memorial Women’s One Design Challenge - Youngerman wins   
2014 Off Valparaíso Race - Santander team victorious   
La Torche PWA Grand Slam - Waves continue to pound on day 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  

Switch Default Region to:

Social Media





New Zealand

United Kingdom

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World






Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text


Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery


Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery





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.
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT