| News for the Last 30 Days - USA & the World
SAP 505 World Championship - Morten Bogacki appointed rabbit + Video
By Kimball Livingston, ,
9:07 AM Thu 2 May 2013 GMT
Morten Bogacki didn't want anything to do with being the appointed 'rabbit,' also known as the pathfinder, to set the start for race six of the SAP 505 World Championship. ...
America's Cup: Ride aboard Defender's AC72 to be auctioned in 24hours
By Richard Gladwell, Auckland, New Zealand ,
9:31 PM Wed 1 May 2013 GMT
In less than 24 hours, the experience on every sailing fan's Bucket List will be auctioned in Auckland, New Zealand. A ride aboard ORACLE TEAM USA's new AC72 catamaran will be open for bid. As well as the auction, the Main Event will be addresses by Sir Russell Coutts, of ORACLE TEAM USA and Grant Dalton, of Emirates Team New Zealand. ...
America's Cup: Australia II full replay of 30th win anniversary story
By Sail-World.com, Australia ,
9:18 PM Wed 1 May 2013 GMT
The full replay story of Australia II and the campaign to win the 1983 America's Cup featured on ABC TV's Australian Story ...
21st International Optimist Regatta and Clinic set for June 17-23
By Carol Bareuther, St. Thomas ,
1:12 PM Wed 1 May 2013 GMT
Register now! The International Optimist Regatta (IOR), presented by Glacial Energy celebrates its 21st edition, marking over two decades of fostering junior sailing in the Caribbean. Dates for the regatta and kick-off Sea Star Clinic and Sea Star Team Race are June 17th to 23rd, 2013. ...
U.S. College Rankings - May 1, 2013
By Meredith Powlison, ,
1:03 PM Wed 1 May 2013 GMT
U.S. College Rankings - May 1, 2013 ...
RC44 Trapani Cup - Katusha dominates on day 2
By Jo Grindley, ,
12:09 PM Wed 1 May 2013 GMT
The second event of the RC44 Championship Tour has commenced at another new venue, Trapani on the west coast of Sicily. The opening day was a unpredictable with wind shifts that caused major headaches for Race Officer, Peter ‘Luigi’ Reggio on the sole match race day of the RC44 Trapani Cup. The thirteen team’s still got six flights completed before the wind finally departed, and one team dominated ...
Marion Bermuda Race - Revised NoR and Sailing Instructions out now
By Talbot Wilson,
9:26 AM Wed 1 May 2013 GMT
The Marion Bermuda Cruising Yacht Race preliminary Notice of Race (NoR) for 2013 has been revised and the Sailing Instructions (SI) dated April 26, 2013 have been approved and posted on the website. The most recent version of the Notice of Race is dated April 24, 2013. ...
New World Record for 40ft circumnavigation set by Guo Chuan (CHN)
By John Reed, WSSR,
7:20 AM Wed 1 May 2013 GMT
The World Speed Sailing Record (WSSR) Council has announced the establishment of a new World Record, by Guo Chuan, the first Chinese sailor to have sailed completed a singlehanded circumnavigation. In doing so he also set a record for the singlehanded 40ft division maintained by the WSSR - reducing the previous mark set by Alain Maigan (FRA) by over 48 days. ...
Competition wide open as final countdown to Wilson Trophy begins
By Georgie Corlett, West Kirby ,
5:25 AM Wed 1 May 2013 GMT
Less than 48 hours remain until the start of this year’s British Open Team Racing Championship for the Wilson Trophy (3-5 May). At 12 noon on Friday, all eyes will turn to West Kirby’s Marine Lake to see if home team and current Team Racing World Champions, West Kirby Hawks, can defend their 2012 Wilson win against 200 other top sailors. ...
ISAF Laser intervention - Supply problems looming? *Feature
By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team,
2:11 AM Wed 1 May 2013 GMT
The long running dispute between the designer of the Laser dinghy Bruce Kirby and one of the Laser builders LaserPerformance, the builder and supplier of Lasers into UK, Europe and North America, because of non-payment of design royalties is now much wider than ever before and now it appears that its likely to threaten supplies of Lasers. ...
Antigua Sailing Week – Spectacular Day 3 + Video
By Louay Habib,
5:26 PM Tue 30 Apr 2013 GMT
On Antigua Sailing Week third day, after two days of relatively calm weather by Antiguan standards, full Trade Wind power returned to deliver a spectacular day of action. Big breeze and blazing sunshine whipped up the racing action, especially in the big boat classes, which were fully powered up all day. ...
Laser ISAF ILCA action brings expanded Bruce Kirby law suit
1:54 PM Tue 30 Apr 2013 GMT
In a widely anticipated move Bruce Kirby Inc. today filed a First Amended Complaint adding claims related to the ILCA Rule Change, the ISAF Reversal on the Fundamental Rule change, the apparent new ISAF Plaques and other matters, and adding as a party the owner of the Laser trademarks in Europe: Velum Limited ITM SA (Antigua and Barbuda). ...
PWA Surf World Cup Podersdorf event summary
By Chris Yates, ,
1:03 PM Tue 30 Apr 2013 GMT
In the opening event of the 2013 PWA World Tour, Jose ‘Gollito’ Estredo (Fanatic / North) produce a supreme performance as he made the perfect start in the quest for an incredible sixth world title, by winning the opening event of the year ahead of Steven van Broeckhoven (JP / NeilPryde / Different). ...
America's Cup: Images of Oracle Team USA on San Francisco Bay
By Guilain Grenier,
12:46 PM Tue 30 Apr 2013 GMT
Oracle Team USA's photographer, Guilain Grenier presents this gallery of images of the America's Cup Defender's new ACX72 having her first sail on san Francisco Bay ...
Hotel Coral and Marina hosts world's largest International Yacht Race
By Annie Drury, Ensenada, Baja California ,
12:40 PM Tue 30 Apr 2013 GMT
The 66th edition of the Lexus Newport to Ensenada Regatta started at Balboa Pier in Newport Beach, Calif., and concluded two days later, 125 nautical miles down the coast at the luxury Hotel Coral and Marina in Ensenada. The historical race, organized by the Newport Ocean Sailing Association (NOSA), was held April 26-28. ...
Sally Barkow is the top U.S. match racer
By Dave Perry, Oyster Bay, NY ,
12:26 PM Tue 30 Apr 2013 GMT
Sally Barkow (Nashotah, WI), winner of the Carlos Aguilar Grade 2 Open Match in the U.S. Virgin Islands, is the number one ranked U.S. match racer. Second is Don Wilson (Chicago, IL), winner of the Richardson Cup and third is Dustin Durant (Long Beach, CA), who will be representing the U.S. at the ISAF Nations Cup Grand Finale in Denmark in August. ...
RC44 Trapani Cup - Thirteen strong fleet prepare for battle
By Jo Grindley, ,
9:58 AM Tue 30 Apr 2013 GMT
The 13 strong RC44 fleet have arrived in Trapani for round two of the RC44 Championship Tour after having travelled more than 4000 nm across the Gulf of Oman, Gulf of Aden, the Red Sea, through the Suez Canal and into the Mediterranean. The teams spanning eight nations are ready for the first day of racing in the 2013 RC44 Trapani Cup on Wednesday 1st May. ...
Take 'em out and show 'em the ropes during National Safe Boating Week
By D. Scott Croft, ,
6:33 AM Tue 30 Apr 2013 GMT
When the 2013 National Safe Boating Week takes place from May 18-24, do something different. Take a friend out boating, sailing and fishing and show them a good time - and how easy it is to keep everyone aboard safe. Giving your guests a short pre-departure talk about important safety gear and tips for safe operation could go a long way in making sure the day stays fun. ...
Antigua sailing Week – Heavenly conditions on Day 2 + Video
By Louay Habib,
8:30 PM Mon 29 Apr 2013 GMT
When the sun is shining on tropical waters with 15 knots of warm breeze filling the air, it is most sailors' idea of rapture. The second day of racing at Antigua sailing Week was blessed with these heavenly conditions ...
SAP 5O5 World Championship - Torrential rains bring sailors together
By Kimball Livingston, ,
4:40 PM Mon 29 Apr 2013 GMT
Nobody goes to a regatta hoping to be rained out, but a day of torrential rains and no racing at the 2013 SAP 5O5 World Championship did at least bring the sailors together for a class meeting at the Barbados Yacht Club, while leaving ample time for replaying (and replaying) the first four races as presented by SAP Analytics. ...
PWA Surf World Cup Podersdorf - Wind fails to materialize on day 4
By Chris Yates, ,
12:34 PM Mon 29 Apr 2013 GMT
The fourth day of the PWA Surf World Cup Podersdorf saw marginal conditions tantalize the sailors for the majority of the day. Unfortunately, the wind never quite materialized, meaning that no heats were completed despite heat one being started. After a frustrating day on hold, the sailors were released at 5pm, before the start of the final qualifying round of the European tow-in at 8pm. ...
Help sought in choosing locations for kids Life Jacket Loaner Program
By D. Scott Croft, ,
12:27 PM Mon 29 Apr 2013 GMT
The Boat Owner’s Association of the United States (BoatUS) Foundation's Life Jacket Loaner Program for Kids, which helps parents, boaters and anglers get the right-sized life jacket for youngsters at over 500 locations across the country, is looking to expand. Now you can have a say in where the new locations for the program will be located. ...
Mini Transat race qualifications launched
By Solene Rennuit, ,
11:58 AM Mon 29 Apr 2013 GMT
The Open Demi-Clé (double handed) and Pornichet Select (single handed) are set to open the batting for this season’s racing for the Atlantic Ministes, whilst in the Mediterranean competitors are offered the four races of the Mini-Golfe au Gran Premio d'Italia. With 112 pre-registered for 84 available starting slots, the battle for places will be fierce. ...
MVM Balaton Melges 24 Regatta - Great racing, near perfect conditions
By István Ruják, ,
11:25 AM Mon 29 Apr 2013 GMT
The opening event of the inaugural European Sailing Series, the MVM Balaton Melges 24 Regatta, took place from 26th to 28th of April on Balaton the largest lake of Middle Europe. With the Melges 24 European Championship 2014 also being held the same lake in Hungary, this event offered the perfect warm up opportunity for both competitors and race managers alike. ...
ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 29th April 2013
8:05 AM Mon 29 Apr 2013 GMT
The ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 29th April 2013 have been released with 15 countries taking 30 of the top three ranking positions. It has been a consistent 12-month period for the Alonso brothers which has earned them the world number one spot in the 49er. Mat Belcher and Will Ryan march on with a perfect ranking score and the Kiwis have regained world number one 49erFX spot. ...
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