| News for the Last 30 Days - USA & the World
Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng holds lead along Iranian Coast
By Sail-World, ,
7:25 PM Tue 6 Jan 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race update as of 1900 UTC on January 5, 2015: The fleet is tightly packed as they painstakingly head on a reach east, along the coast of Iran towards Pakistan. The southwesterly breeze varies from 6 to 10 knots.
Dongfeng are still out in front by 4.5 nautical miles, but have not managed to pull away as the back of the fleet pushes hard and catches up in the game of snakes and ladde ...
Barcelona World Race - At the Canaries
By Barcelona World Race, ,
6:00 PM Tue 6 Jan 2015 GMT
In the Barcelona World Race twenty four hours ago when he and his Spanish co-skipper Pepe Ribes were slowed by light breezes, Alex Thomson joked that patience is one virtue he lacks. The Hugo Boss duo, leaders of the Barcelona World Race by 25 miles this Tuesday afternoon, have made a useful short term gain by passing east ...
St. Maarten Heineken Regatta 2015 - Headboats, a boat for every budget
By St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, ,
4:29 PM Tue 6 Jan 2015 GMT
Many sailors would love to have the chance to race in the anniversary edition of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, but many are lacking one key element, a boat. This predicament occurs time and time again, but there is a surprisingly simple solution, a charter boat where you pay for your own individual spot, also called a headboat. Why not step aboard some of the oceans most exhilarating vessels? ...
Memorable 70th edition of Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race + Video
By Regattanews, ,
12:38 PM Tue 6 Jan 2015 GMT
At a memorable 70th edition of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race two yachts with a shared history claimed the main prizes. Driven by facing her most fearsome opponent in years, Bob Oatley’s Wild Oats XI made history by claiming a record-breaking eighth line honours victory. ...
Foiling Moth Worlds: Images from ashore at Sorrento
By Sail-World, ,
12:02 PM Tue 6 Jan 2015 GMT
Top international photographer, Thierry Martinez was on the beach at Sorrento, Melbourne to capture the shore-side action ahead of start of the 2015 Int Moth Worlds on Port Phillip. ...
Foiling Moth Worlds: Images from Practice Day at Sorrento
By Sail-World, ,
11:09 AM Tue 6 Jan 2015 GMT
Top international photographer, Thierry Martinez was on the water at Sorrento, Melbourne to capture the action ahead of start of the 2015 Int Moth Worlds on Port Phillip. ...
Berger-Stein Series - Land of no wind lives up to its reputation
By Andy Kopetzky, USA Santa Monica Bay ,
10:33 AM Tue 6 Jan 2015 GMT
The first race of the Berger-Stein Series and Del Rey Yacht Club's first race of the 2015 season got underway January 3rd in very light air in Santa Monica Bay. ...
Roble and Wilson begin 2015 as number one match racers in U.S.
By Dave Perry, Southport, CT ,
10:14 AM Tue 6 Jan 2015 GMT
Stephanie Roble (East Troy, WI) and her Epic Racing team begin 2015 as the number one U.S. women match racers, and remain number three in the world, by winning the 2014 US Womens Match Racing Championship (USWMRC) and finishing third in the 2014 Worlds. ...
ASBA Sports Boats Take to the Harbour
By Darren Spence, ,
10:13 AM Tue 6 Jan 2015 GMT
Like kids in a candy store, sailors from around the country will be taking to Sydney Harbour over the coming four days for their 2015 National Titles.
Being conducted from the Cruising Yacht of Australia (CYCA), the eighth ASBA National Titles has produced one of the largest fleets in arguably the most photogenic location. ...
ISail Whitsundays B14 Worlds: Day 4 - All Change at the Top
By Jane Moffat, McCrae Yacht Club ,
8:18 AM Tue 6 Jan 2015 GMT
Day 4 at the 2015 ISail Whitsundays B14 World saw the leader board change again and after eight races it’s down to the wire with the top four boats all in the running to take the title. ...
2015 Musto Performance Skiff World Championship - Day 1
By Rick Steuart, Perth ,
8:17 AM Tue 6 Jan 2015 GMT
Thirty eight boats came to Perth to compete for the Nationals and World Championships and they were entranced by the laid back atmosphere offered by their host club, the Mounts Bay Sailing Club. Internationally recognised Race Officer Andy Curnow assembled a great team to look after both the nationals and worlds and by the time that the nationals were finished ...
2015 Tasar World Championship - Race three and results
By Greg Jennings, Busselton ,
7:50 AM Tue 6 Jan 2015 GMT
2015 Tasar World Championship - A light north westerly 'sea breeze' started to fade late in Monday’s race three of the Tasar 2015 World Championships, which had a re-start due to a lot of boats being a bit too keen to get going. Although it was light conditions, the flat water allowed for some good boat speed with some big gaps between the leading boats. ...
Virgin Islands Sailor of the Year announced
By Carol Bareuther, St. Thomas ,
2:44 AM Tue 6 Jan 2015 GMT
Impressive performances at the Congressional Cup, Etchell Worlds and Central American and Caribbean Games are just a few of the reasons why Taylor Canfield has been awarded the coveted title of ‘2014 Virgin Islands Sailor of the Year’ for the second year in a row by the Virgin Islands Sailing Association (VISA). ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind reveal more detail of program *Feature
By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, ,
10:59 PM Mon 5 Jan 2015 GMT
Last Friday, when it became known that Team Vestas Wind had made a decision to rejoin the Volvo Ocean Race, the team and primary sponsors, Vestas Wind and Powerhouse called an international media conference in Abu Dhabi, with a series of invited international sailing media online. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind arrives in KL bound for Italy
By Rick Deppe, Volvo Ocean Race, Kuala Lumpur ,
10:40 PM Mon 5 Jan 2015 GMT
Rick Deppe from Volvo Ocean Race updates on the progress with the rebuild of Team Vestas Wind:
We’re in Kuala Lumpur, at the Port Klang shipping terminal. That’s where the Maersk Line freighter MV Jula S has arrived.
With the Team Vestas Wind boat on it. ...
Barcelona World Race 2014-15 - Trading Places
By Barcelona World Race Media, ,
5:06 PM Mon 5 Jan 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race 2014-15 - This Monday afternoon the British-Spanish duo Alex Thomson and Pepe Ribes appear to have eased slightly further ahead of Guillermo Altadill and Jose Munoz, extending by some two miles between 0900hrs UTC and 1400hrs UTC. Thomson commented: Neutrogena and Gaes closer and closer and nothing we can do about it. Pepe says ‘Patience’……. something I don’t have a lot of! ...
EFPT Sailor and Rookie of the Year 2014 - Winners
By EFPT, ,
3:29 PM Mon 5 Jan 2015 GMT
After a selection of European Freestyle Pro Tour riders done by the EFPT crew and industry partners, 10 freestyle windsurfers made it into the public voting that has been online for two weeks on efpt.net. After a few days only it became obvious that the followership and support of one certain windsurfer was way beyond the others. ...
ISAF Tornado Worlds - Fluky winds with big holes
By Andrew Dowley, ,
3:19 PM Mon 5 Jan 2015 GMT
ISAF Tornado World Championships 2014-15: This proved tricky for some of the sailors who took the wrong side of the course on the first upwind putting them right at the back of the fleet. Some sailors got stuck and five boats were timed out from the 20 min time limit. It was Roland and Nahid Gaebler who led the fleet with their boat which was repaired overnight. ...
Australian and Open Championships - Day 1 preview
By Steven Bond, ,
11:52 AM Mon 5 Jan 2015 GMT
For the 2015 Australian and Open Championships 220 plus Optimist Dinghies have taken to the start line off Fremantle Sailing Club. ...
Sail-World.com - Contributors Guidelines *Feature
By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com ,
11:09 AM Mon 5 Jan 2015 GMT
Whether its information about yachts, catamarans or dinghies, or tales of your adventures on the water, there is always a story waiting to be told. Sail-World is happy to receive your articles - be it profiles of people and boats, techniques, safety or seamanship. Read on for the guidelines for submitting an article, including commercial articles - if the information is of value to our readers ...
International 14 Teams Racing Worlds - Warm up tests teams preparation
By Tracey Johnstone - i14 World Championships Media, ,
11:06 AM Mon 5 Jan 2015 GMT
International 14 Teams Racing World Championships 2015: It gave these competitors a chance to test their equipment and familiarising themselves with several of their competitors. The friendly showdown was held by host club, Royal Geelong Yacht Club, close to the shoreline where waterfront visitors and office workers were able to enjoy the spectacle of the fast-paced racing. ...
ISail Whitsundays B14 Worlds: Day 3 - Consistency changes the lead
By Jane Moffat, ,
11:03 AM Mon 5 Jan 2015 GMT
The 2015 ISail Whitsundays B14 Worlds saw a change in the leader board yesterday, with GBR 761 Whitstable Marine sailed by Chris Lewns and Tom Pygall take the lead from locals Guy Bancroft and Lachlan Imeneo AUS 793.
With day two cancelled because of strong winds and challenging sea state sailors were keen to get on to the water for day three. ...
Tasar World Championships - Races one and two overall
By Greg Jennings, Busselton ,
10:45 AM Mon 5 Jan 2015 GMT
The 2015 Tasar World Championship race one and two were held on the afternoon of Sunday 4 January on the waters Geographe Bay, Busselton. ...
Is your Publicity Officer ready to send news to Sail-World? *Feature
By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, ,
9:03 AM Mon 5 Jan 2015 GMT
Each year we have been receiving some great reports from a whole range of Nationals...
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30th Rose Bowl Regatta - Day 2 overall
By Rich Roberts, ,
8:34 AM Mon 5 Jan 2015 GMT
30th Rose Bowl Regatta - The Sailors' (that's their appropriate nickname) B team of Campbell D'Eliscu and Madeline Bubb matched the efforts of the A team's Sean Segerblom and Briggs D'Eliscu (Campbell's kid brother) in winning the first and last of their eight races over two days, and also notched two firsts and a second as NHHS swept the Gold A and B groups. ...