| News for the Last 30 Days - USA & the World
Mini Transat - Sunshine accompanies fleet out of Sada estuary
By Solene Rennuit, ,
8:15 PM Wed 13 Nov 2013 GMT
It was a beautiful start for the Mini Transat... it was as though the elements had finally come together to reward the tenacity of the players. A light north wind and welcome rays of sunshine accompanied the fleet out of the Sada estuary before spinnakers could be hoisted, as the singlehanders swept past the Tower of Hercules and then La Coruna. ...
66th Turkey Day Regatta at Alamitos Bay YC
By Rich Roberts, ,
8:03 PM Wed 13 Nov 2013 GMT
When Alamitos Bay Yacht Club learned that its usual docks, launching ramps and boat hoists would not be available Saturday and Sunday, November 23-24, it meant cancelling the 66th annual Turkey Day Regatta, right? ...
Chicago Yacht Club Foundation gives Special Award to Peter Thornton
By Rachelle Treiber, ,
7:43 PM Wed 13 Nov 2013 GMT
The Chicago Yacht Club Foundation revealed today that local lighting company owner and sailor Peter Thornton, of Burr Ridge, IL., has been given the 2013 Special Recognition Award, presented to an individual who has rendered a special service which has assisted in reaching the Foundation’s goals for civic and community outreach. ...
Transat Jacques Vabre - Tough night off the corner of Spain
By Soazig Guého, ,
7:20 PM Wed 13 Nov 2013 GMT
The Transat Jacques Vabre’s Class 40s had a tough time off the NW corner of Spain last night and this morning in strong, gusty winds and big seas which resulted in the British Class 40 Concise 8 having to retire with rudder damage. The two leaders in the class, which had 26 starters, are still just less than 100 miles ahead. ...
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Classic English legend plays out
By Clipper Ventures PLC, ,
3:23 PM Wed 13 Nov 2013 GMT
In a mixed day of wind conditions for the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet, a classic English legend seems to have played out. Consistent front runners Qingdao, Henri Lloyd, OneDLL are getting progressively richer, picking up bonus Scoring Gate points and expanding their lead following speedy surfs in strong winds that gusted between 50 to 60 knots. ...
An Absorbing Interest: The America's Cup A History 1851-2003
By South Atlantic Publishing, ,
3:04 PM Wed 13 Nov 2013 GMT
The 2-volume limited edition of An Absorbing Interest proved to be the publishing success of 2007. The coveted slip-case edition has become a collector's item as important to the history of the Cup, as Lawson's original 'History of the America's Cup' published in1901. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne - Action returns to Sandringham YC
By Lauren Garnet,
2:30 PM Wed 13 Nov 2013 GMT
The world’s best sailors are preparing for the ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne, which is now firmly marked on the calendar as Australia’s premier Olympic class sailing event and is coming to our shores this December 1 – 8, 2013. ...
Transat Jacques Vabre - Oman Air-Musandam approaches the Doldrums
By Oman Sail, ,
12:22 PM Wed 13 Nov 2013 GMT
In the Transat Jacques Vabre, as Sidney Gavignet, Oman Air-Musandam’s French skipper and Damian Foxall, his co skipper from Ireland, reach the Doldrums and the halfway mark of this epic 5,450nm race after just six days at sea; they face some big decisions. ...
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Injured crew members rescued
By Julia Wall-Clarke, ,
11:54 AM Wed 13 Nov 2013 GMT
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, late last week following a ferocious storm, the South African National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) station at Port Elizabeth launched its rescue vessels twice in separate incidents, to provide assistance to injured crew members taking part. ...
Transat Jacques Vabre - Class 40 Concise 8 quits
By Transat Jacques Vabre, ,
11:03 AM Wed 13 Nov 2013 GMT
In the 2013 Transat Jacques Vabre double-handed race from Le Havre to Itajaí, Brazil, British co-skippers Ned Collier Wakefield and Sam Goodchild are safely in Muros, NW Spain with their Class 40, Concise 8 this morning, having confirmed their abandonment. Their boat suffered damage to the blade of its port rudder last night and was followed by damage to other essential fittings. ...
Mini Transat - Race kicks off!
By Mini Transat 2013, ,
10:45 AM Wed 13 Nov 2013 GMT
In the Mini Transat, at precisely 9:37 the first signal of the starting procedure for this single leg between Sada (Galicia) and Pointe-à-Pitre (Guadeloupe) was made. Eight minutes later, the fleet swept across the line, out of the estuary and finally left Sada behind and headed for the open sea. ...
2013 ISAF Rolex World Sailors of the Year announced in Oman
10:40 AM Wed 13 Nov 2013 GMT
Australian Mathew Belcher and New Zealanders Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie were named male and female winners of the 2013 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards during a ceremony held in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman on Tuesday 12 November. ...
ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Award - Winners recognised
By ISAF, ,
9:31 AM Wed 13 Nov 2013 GMT
Australian Mathew Belcher and New Zealanders Jo Aleh and Olivia 'Polly' Powrie were named male and female winners of the 2013 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards during a ceremony held in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman on Tuesday 12 November. ...
ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Award for Aleh, Powrie and Belcher
By ISAF, ,
8:19 PM Tue 12 Nov 2013 GMT
ISAF and Rolex are happy to reveal that the winners of the 2013 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards are: Mathew Belcher (AUS) and Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie (NZL). ...
Mini Transat - On course for a record breaking
By Solene Rennuit, ,
8:01 PM Tue 12 Nov 2013 GMT
In the Mini Transat, this time, surely, there can be nothing left to keep the fleet on the dock. After over a month of waiting, it's time for the race to resume its rightful place. And the menu looks enticing, although it attention will have to be paid to some extremes. ...
Images from the Rolex ISAF World Sailor of the Year awards in Oman
7:35 PM Tue 12 Nov 2013 GMT
New Zealand and Australian sailors dominated the Rolex ISAF World Sailor of the Year awards presented at a glittering dinner held in the Sultancy of Oman.
2012 Olympic Mens 470 Gold Medalist and current World Champion, Matt Belcher (AUS) won the Mens Award. Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie (NZL), current Wold Champions and also 2012 Olympic Gold Medalists in the 470, were presented with the Womens Awa ...
Transat Jacques Vabre - Small detail can prove vital
By Soazig Guého, ,
7:23 PM Tue 12 Nov 2013 GMT
On the Transat Jacques Vabre’s 5450 miles race course from Le Havre to Itajaí, Brazil little changes or differences can rapidly become significant. On the fifth day of the race as some of the class leaderships become well established, maintaining a positive mindset and continually focusing on the small detail can prove vital. ...
Rolex ISAF World Sailor of the Year: Awards to Australian and Kiwis
6:06 PM Tue 12 Nov 2013 GMT
The ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards, the highest award a sailor can receive in recognition of his/her outstanding achievements by the world of sailing, was awarded today to Jo Aleh & Olivia Powrie (NZL) and Mathew Belcher (AUS). ...
EUROSAF supports major change in Elite sailing *Feature
By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team,
3:07 PM Tue 12 Nov 2013 GMT
A very significant restructure proposal designed to change the nature of Olympic class sailing competitions at all levels is being presented to the ISAF Council this week in Muscat, Oman.
This proposal, if accepted will have a major impact on the current Olympic Class World Championships which would be completely reorganised. The largest group of sailing nations affected by these changes will ...
ISAF Rolex World Sailor of The Year Nomination - Aleh And Powrie
By Daniel Smith, ,
1:01 PM Tue 12 Nov 2013 GMT
In the ISAF Rolex World Sailor of The Year Nomination, as current Olympic and World Champions Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie have established themselves as the class act in Women’s 470 fleet racing. ...
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race day 8 - Fast, wet and wild
By Clipper Ventures, ,
12:46 PM Tue 12 Nov 2013 GMT
For the Clipper Round the World, in descriptions more aptly used for a day at a theme park, skippers have described day eight as being a fast, wet, wild and truly exhilarating sleigh ride. The Southern Ocean certainly appears to be living up to its big reputation, with 'wonderful winds and towering seas' providing magnificent sailing conditions and real miles made on the route to Western Australia ...
ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards - Raiya Al Habsi Celebrates
By Daniel Smith, ,
12:31 PM Tue 12 Nov 2013 GMT
At the ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman is a familiar site for Raiya Al Habsi and she will be joined by friends and family. ...
Laser World Championships - Nick Thompson gunning for gold
By Lindsey Bell,
12:17 PM Tue 12 Nov 2013 GMT
Nick Thompson, with three World Championship medals already under his belt is in no doubt as to where his sights lie heading into next week’s Laser World Championships in Oman (17-23 November). ...
Extreme Sailing Series - Realteam gears up for the final Act
By MaxComm Communication, ,
11:39 AM Tue 12 Nov 2013 GMT
At the final Act of the Extreme Sailing Series season, Realteam is gearing up to race due to kick off in Florianopolis in Brasil on Thursday. Originally planned in Rio, the race organisation opted for Florianopolis for safety reasons. ...
Mini Transat - Start of race postponed
By Mini Transat 2013, ,
10:39 AM Tue 12 Nov 2013 GMT
For the Mini Transat, this morning the Race Director posted an amendment regarding a postponement of fifteen hours to the start of the race from Sada to Pointe-à-Pitre. The new warning signal will be given on Wednesday 13 November at 9:00am. ...
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