| News for the Last 30 Days - USA & the World
Busan confirmed as bidder for 2018 ISAF Sailing World Championships
By Sail-World.com, ,
4:56 PM Fri 14 Mar 2014 GMT
Inside the Games reports that the South Korean city of Busan has made a late entry into the race to host the 2018 International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Sailing World Championships. ...
America's Cup: Kiwi World Champion signs with Italians
By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, ,
11:44 AM Fri 14 Mar 2014 GMT
New Zealand's Adam Minoprio, the 2010 World Match Racing Champion, has signed with the Italian Luna Rossa team for the 2017 America's Cup. The former New Zealand Sailor of the Year, competed in the 2010/11 Volvo Ocean Race, as part of the crew of Camper, managed by Emirates Team New Zealand, but did not transfer over to the team's America's Cup program after the conclusion of that race. ...
America's Cup: Rome Kirby: 'What we did was pretty cool'
By America's Cup Media, ,
11:24 AM Fri 14 Mar 2014 GMT
It took about three months. That’s how long Rome Kirby, a trimmer with Oracle Team USA, says it took him to realize what his team had achieved with its comeback win over Emirates Team New Zealand in September. ...
Alex Thomson reflects on the Hugo Boss mast walk - Never Again!
By Kate Laven, The Daily Telegraph (UK), ,
9:13 AM Fri 14 Mar 2014 GMT
The Daily Telegraph's yachting correspondent, Kate Laven, talks with Alex Thomson after his his mast-walking exploit and video, which is getting close to the million views mark.Despite having a fear of heights, he walked the length of his 100 foot mast as his boat Hugo Boss was heeled at a 45 degree angle somewhere off the coast of Cadiz in Spain and dived fully suited, into the water. ...
Class 40 and IMOCA 60 fleets to dock in Newport
By Atlantic Cup, ,
9:51 PM Thu 13 Mar 2014 GMT
For the very first time in the United States, the top two offshore short-handed classes in the world will be together in Newport, Rhode Island. From May 19-24th, the Class 40 and IMOCA 60 fleets will be docked at the Newport Shipyard for what will be a great opportunity for any offshore sailing fan to get an up close look at these racing machines. ...
Arenal Training Camps Trophy - All set in Palma de Mallorca
By Neus Jordi, ,
8:58 PM Thu 13 Mar 2014 GMT
Nearly 450 sailors participate from tomorrow morning until Sunday at the Arenal Training Camps Trophy, an Olympic classes regatta which is a training for the Trofeo Princesa Sofía, the next to last stage of the ISAF Sailing World Cup. ...
Les Voiles de St. Barth - Ready to embrace Gustavia’s inner harbor
By Fabrice Thomazeau, ,
7:38 PM Thu 13 Mar 2014 GMT
Anticipating seventy or more boats, the Les Voiles de St. Barth is adding entries at a good clip leading up to its 2014 regatta dates of April 14-19. Sixty two racing yachts have thus far confirmed plans to line the docks or otherwise slip into the warm embrace of Gustavia’s inner harbor and protected anchorage on the western side of St. Barthelemy island. ...
WWA Wakeboard World Series to get underway in Nova Lima
By WWA, ,
7:22 PM Thu 13 Mar 2014 GMT
With more than 63 events in the books, the WWA Wakeboard World Series returns in 2014 for three more awesome stops. Brazil, Canada and USA will host as Phil Soven, Danny Thollander, Austin Hair and many more top pro riders bring their talents to proven, rock n’ roll events. ...
San Diego to Puerto Vallarta Race - Will the record be broken?
By Erik Simonson, ,
5:49 PM Thu 13 Mar 2014 GMT
On the eve of the 1,000 nm southern jaunt down Baja, California from San Diego to Puerto Vallarta, we delve into the history, competition, and more specifically, the Nor Cal Boats entered this year and their crews. ...
Certain oil spill products shown to be ineffective and toxic + Video
By BoatUS, ,
4:32 PM Thu 13 Mar 2014 GMT
Around nine out of every ten recreational boats in the US has an engine that uses oil and burns either gasoline or diesel fuel. But what happens when engine oil or fuel accidentally gets into the bilge, or worse yet, the water? ...
Extreme Sailing Series - Act 2 action on the horizon + Video
By Extreme Sailing Series, ,
3:57 PM Thu 13 Mar 2014 GMT
With only one week to go on the EDOX countdown clock before the Extreme Sailing Series action continues on the Extreme 40 stadium racecourse, the 11 international teams and their crews of elite level sailors, are preparing to return to the Sultanate of Oman for a fourth consecutive year. ...
America's Cup: Loick Peyron re-signs with Sweden's Artemis Racing
By Irene Corosu, Alameda, USA ,
11:19 AM Thu 13 Mar 2014 GMT
Artemis Racing announced today that French sailing legend Loïck Peyron has committed his future to the Swedish team as a member of the design group and helmsman. Following his role as technical coach and helmsman during the 34th America’s Cup, Loïck brings his renowned versatility and unparalleled experience to Artemis Racing. Includes video ...
Byte CII South American Championship - Six Nanjing spots awarded
By ISAF, ,
5:03 PM Wed 12 Mar 2014 GMT
The Byte CII South American Championship has come to a close with three female and three male Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games places awarded. Held out of Yacht Club Santo Amaro in Sao Paolo, Brazil a 22-boat fleet raced on Lake Guarapiranga aiming for continental glory and spots at the second edition of the Youth Olympic Games. ...
Clipper Round the World - Durban resident prepares for ocean crossing
By Amy Martindale, ,
8:34 AM Wed 12 Mar 2014 GMT
For the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race, a young Durban resident is preparing to take part in what is dubbed as the most challenging ocean crossing of the 40,000 mile long race. ...
America's Cup: Australia versus USA on Sydney Harbour
By Sail-World.com/nz, ,
10:16 PM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
Oracle Team USA and Team Australia, the Defender and Challenger of Record respectively, are currently in training/racing sessions on Sydney Harbour, sailing AC45's.
Oracle Team USA sailing team manager and tactician Tom Slingsby is enthusiastic about his team's first days on the harbour. ...
Extreme Sailing Series: Glenn Ashby looks to ahead to Act 2, Muscat
By Extreme Sailing Series, ,
9:54 PM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
In 2014, Glenn Ashby returned to the Extreme Sailing Series as trimmer with the Kiwi Emirates Team New Zealand, after last competing in the circuit in 2011. He takes a look back at the opening Act of the season in Singapore, and eyes the upcoming Act in Muscat, Oman, which starts in just over one weeks time. ...
Ocean Masters New York to Barcelona Race announced
By IMOCA Ocean Masters, ,
9:47 PM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
A whole new era for the IMOCA 60ft monohull class will commence in less than three months with the Ocean Masters New York to Barcelona Race. This will be the first event run by Sir Keith Mills’ Lausanne-based Open Sports Management (OSM), commercial rights holder to the IMOCA class and will be supported by the Fundacio per la Navegacio Oceanica Barcelona and the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation. ...
America's Cup: Larry on the Big Picture for AC35
By Sail-World, ,
9:25 PM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
Oracle Team USA principal, Larry Ellison explains his vision for the 35th America's Cup and the lead-in. From Julian Guthrie, author of 'The Billionaire and the Mechanic' - this is an extra section added after Oracle Team USA's victory in the 34th America's Cup. ...
San Diego to Puerto Vallarta International Race to set sail March 14
By Judy Parker, ,
8:51 PM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
San Diego Yacht Club, home of the America's Cup from 1987-1995, host of countless regattas and training ground for world champions and Olympic medalists, is happy to announce the 32nd edition of the exciting and historic biennial race from San Diego to the Mexican Riviera, known simply as the 'PV Race'. ...
Serious innovation for maxi-trimaran Spindrift 2 + Video
By Virginie Bouchet, ,
2:43 PM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
A bike aboard a boat? It may sound silly but it is a very serious technical innovation to help Yann Guichard to handle the maxi-trimaran Spindrift 2 alone on the next Route du Rhum. Prepare to find out more on your web series '40 metres solo'. ...
World Match Racing Tour - Team Gilmour to compete in event
By Team Gilmour, ,
1:52 PM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
Team Gilmour has accepted a position as a Tour Card Holder on the 2014 Alpari World Match Racing Tour. 'The Tour' consisting of six events across the globe begins in Germany for Match Race Germany, followed by Stena Match Cup Sweden on the island of Mastrand with Sopot Match Race in Poland rounding out the European leg. ...
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Skippers reflect on a tough Leg 5
By Clipper Ventures, ,
12:42 PM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, the remaining yachts have all finished racing, with Switzerland, Henri Lloyd, Qingdao, Old Pulteney, Team Garmin, OneDLL, Jamaica Get All Right and PSP Logistics all motor sailing towards Qingdao after Race 9.1 ended. ...
One Ton Cup Revisited - Notice of Race released
By Alan Sefton, ,
10:55 AM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
The Notice of Race, Entry Form and Class Rules for the inaugural One Ton Revisited event, in Auckland in February/March 2015, have been announced by organisers Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron. ...
Weta Fest 2014 delivers in Florida
By Miranda Powrie, ,
10:19 AM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
The second annual Weta Fest has successfully wrapped up at Fort Walton Yacht Club, Florida.
This Weta Fest event has got great international traction in just its second year with numerous replica regattas being held throughout the world in each Weta community ...
Alpari World Match Racing Tour - Championship skippers revealed
By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, ,
10:01 AM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
The Alpari World Match Racing Tour has now revealed the eight Tour Card skippers for the 2014 World Championship series. Defending Tour Champion Taylor Canfield (ISV) leads the line up of the world’s top match racers alongside four-time Tour Champion Ian Williams (GBR), Keith Swinton (AUS), Bjorn Hansen (SWE), Mathieu Richard (FRA) and Phil Robertson (NZL). ...
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