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Sir Keith Mills to invest several million Euros into offshore project
By Pierre Orphanidis, vsail.info,
4:11 AM Mon 29 Apr 2013 GMT
Sir Keith Mills, 62, has spent his entire working life in the advertising and marketing business. He close a media conference in Switzerland saying that he spent his entire career marketing products and that this one is 'one of the best' he has seen then you wish you could have invested some of your savings there as well. ...
College Sailing Nationals will have Eighteen Teams participating
By Jennifer Mitchell, Hampton, Va ,
3:23 AM Mon 29 Apr 2013 GMT
Thirty-five college sailing teams descended on Hampton University and Hampton Yacht Club this weekend for the Intercollegiate Sailing Association’s (ICSA) National Championship Semi-Finals co-hosted by Hampton and Old Dominion Universities. Supporting sponsors were Laser Performance and U.S. Sailing. ...
The SAP 5O5 Worlds championships 2013 heat up
By Jennifer Langille, ,
11:53 PM Sun 28 Apr 2013 GMT
The SAP 505 Worlds have heated up, although the official results show how the German sailors remain to lead the regatta, the American sailors added a touch of pressure to the day's racing. ...
America's Cup: Artemis Racing's David Brooke leaves San Fran hospital
By Richard Gladwell,
8:43 PM Sun 28 Apr 2013 GMT
The family of David Brooke (NZL), a veteran of several America's Cup campaigns and Volvo Ocean Races, have advised that he is continuing a successful recovery after an emergency liver transplant in mid April, in San Francisco. 'Good news....We have David home with us at our apartment which is very close to the hospital. He will be treated now as an outpatient on four out of the five days each week ...
Melges 32 Virgin Islands Sailing Series Champion announced
By Joy Dunigan,
6:02 PM Sun 28 Apr 2013 GMT
The first ever OtterBox® Melges 32 Virgin Island Sailing Series (M32VISS) championship went to Roberto Tomasini Grinover aboard Robertissima. ...
Antigua Sailing Week - Positive vibration on Day 1 + Video
By Trish Jenkins,
5:44 PM Sun 28 Apr 2013 GMT
Beautiful sunshine, crystal clear blue skies and a gentle breeze produce a positive vibration for the first day of racing at Antigua Sailing Week. Winners are always grinners but as sailors came ashore, after three hours of racing in paradise, there were smiles all round. ...
Jackson Cup at Boston Yacht Club - Final day
By Anne Coulombe, ,
5:21 PM Sun 28 Apr 2013 GMT
The 15th Annual Jackson Cup took place during 27th and 28th April in Marblehead Harbor off the Boston Yacht Club. The Jackson Cup, named in honor of the late Past Commodore of the Boston Yacht Club (Marblehead, MA), Dr. Robert F. Jackson,(1993-'94), is a national annual invitational team race challenge ...
Surf World Cup Podersdorf - Perfect conditions on Day 3
By Vivienne Masters, ,
5:08 PM Sun 28 Apr 2013 GMT
Surf World Cup Podersdorf Day 3 proved to be a much more relaxed affair, after yesterday’s action packed day, as light winds and glorious sunny weather returned to Podersdorf, which created the perfect conditions for the opening heat of the European tow-in event, which took place at 5pm. ...
America's Cup: Preview of 33rd America's Cup saga released - Video
By Richard Gladwell,
12:37 PM Sun 28 Apr 2013 GMT
The trailer (movie-speak for preview) for a new film entitled The Wind Gods has been released. The film covers the events leading up to the 33rd America's Cup Match, and the Match itself. From what can be seen on the trailer the foot age is spectacular, comments very interesting, but the commentary can't be that bad can it?
A must see for all sailing fans. ...
Gorge Freestyle Frenzy returns after 5-year hiatus
By Russ Faurot, ,
11:50 AM Sun 28 Apr 2013 GMT
Following a five year hiatus, the Freestyle Frenzy is returning to the Hatchery thanks to the AWT, Xensr, and the CGWA. Organizers are looking forward to bringing a big show to the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge. Adding to the excitement of a freestyle contest, will be a big air jump off contest. ...
SAP 505 World Championship - Great start for Boehm and Roos
By Jennifer Langille,
8:01 AM Sun 28 Apr 2013 GMT
The SAP 505 World Championship is now underway. There are two casinos within walking distance of the Barbados Yacht Club, and if anybody ought to hit the casinos tonight, it's German skipper Stefan Boehm, winner of the opening two races. ...
Antigua Sailing Week - Day 1 winner announced + Video
By Louay Habib,
5:08 AM Sun 28 Apr 2013 GMT
The 2013 Yachting World Round Antigua Race which happened around the beautiful coastline may have been a light airs affair but it was a highly competitive and tactically challenging race. Significant current and extreme ocean swell added to the tactical conundrum of racing along Antigua's rugged southwest coastline and the windward side produced squally conditions ...
Steinlager ANZAC 18fter Trophy: Sunday brings respite from big breezes
1:01 AM Sun 28 Apr 2013 GMT
The light airs in the final races of the Steinlager 18ft Skiff ANZAC regatta were a welcome respite for the crews after a punishing opening three days. Once again, it was Alex Vallings and his Kiwi crew of Chris Kitchen and Josh McCormack onboard C-Tech and Australian Thurlow Fisher Lawyers setting the pace. ...
2013 SAP 505 Worlds: Day 1 images by Christophe Favreau
By Christophe Favreau,
6:34 PM Sat 27 Apr 2013 GMT
The 2013 SAP 505 World Championships are now underway in Barbados. This gallery of images from Day 1 of the racing have been kindly provided by top international photographer Christophe Favreau ...
Boston Yacht Club Jackson Cup Day 1 images by Leighton O'Connor
By Leighton O'Connor, ,
5:53 PM Sat 27 Apr 2013 GMT
The Jackson Cup, named in honor of the late Past Commodore of the Boston Yacht Club (Marblehead, MA), Dr. Robert F. Jackson,(1993-'94), is a national annual invitational team race challenge by the Boston Yacht Club to other clubs and organizations in the country. The teams selected for the challenge are chosen for having demonstrated high racing skill and the Corinthian spirit. ...
Melges 32 Caribbean Championship - Unpredictable Day 2
By Joy Dunigan,
4:44 PM Sat 27 Apr 2013 GMT
2013 OtterBox® Melges 32 Virgin Islands Sailing Series (M32VISS), Caribbean Championship second day of racing commenced under rainy and very cloudy conditions. Despite the dismal forecast that basically predicted nothing but unpredictable and unstable air, PRO Hank Stuart and his dedicated Race Committee were determined to make it another great day of racing in Sir Francis Drake Channel. ...
PWA Surf World Cup Podersdorf – Epic freestyle conditions on Day 2
By Vivienne Masters, ,
4:32 PM Sat 27 Apr 2013 GMT
PWA Surf World Cup Podersdorf second day of action got underway in Austria shortly after 10:30am. Yesterday’s stunning sunshine was replaced by a much moodier scene as the clouds moved in, but more importantly the sailors were greeted with 25-30 knots of wind, making for epic freestyle conditions. ...
Newport to Ensenada Yacht Race - Mostly windy victory for Afterburner
By Rich Roberts, ,
1:31 PM Sat 27 Apr 2013 GMT
In the Newport to Ensenada Yacht Race, Bill Gibbs couldn't stop smiling when he said, 'We've done this race fourteen times and we've never seen the wind this good.' Max Phelps said, 'It took us four hours to sail the last two miles.' Was this the same race? In the Lexus Newport to Ensenada Yacht Race it depended on what boat you were on. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup - Mills claims first major Finn event in Hyeres
By Robert Deaves, ,
12:23 PM Sat 27 Apr 2013 GMT
At the ISAF Sailing World Cup, Andrew Mills (GBR) has claimed his first ever major Finn event after snatching victory on the final day of competition in Hyeres. Saturday was medal race day and after trailing team mate Giles Scott (GBR) all week, he was the best performer on the final day to take a well deserved win. Scott took the silver while Josh Junior (NZL) took bronze. ...
MVM Balaton Melges 24 Regatta - Nearly perfect weather on day 2
By Istvan Rujak, ,
12:10 PM Sat 27 Apr 2013 GMT
On day two of the MVM Balaton Melges 24 Regatta, the inaugural event of new European Sailing Series, the race committee led by Gert Schmidleitner made the best of the nearly perfect weather conditions so the fleet could sail four nice races. Fifteen to twenty knots of southwest wind was blowing all day in a slightly tricky manner as is usual on lakes. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup 2013 -Golden returns as Hyeres action concludes *Feature
By Fabienne Morin,
11:13 AM Sat 27 Apr 2013 GMT
At the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres 2013, the medals were decided across the ten Olympic events which brought the regatta to a close. An up and down breeze that never truly filled in at any point ensured for close knit racing on the final day in the south of France. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup - Women's 470 sailors top performers in Hyeres
By Dana Paxton, ,
10:43 AM Sat 27 Apr 2013 GMT
The Medal Round racing concluded the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères with the top American performance of fourth place in the Women’s 470 class by Annie Haeger and Briana Provancha. This event was the final regatta of the 2012-2013 ISAF Sailing World Cup series. ...
Antigua Sailing Week - Build up to the 46th edition + Video
By Trish Jenkins, ,
10:09 AM Sat 27 Apr 2013 GMT
As boats and people arrive for the 46th Antigua Sailing Week, on the shores of Antigua, preparations get underway for what is looking to be a fantastic regatta. In this episode we get the big picture from Kathy Lammers, Chairman of the Regatta Organizing Committee and our resident racing guru Louay Habib gives us his thoughts on the weeks hot contenders. ...
America's Cup defender Oracle Team USA launches final AC72
By John Mangino, San Francisco ,
6:45 AM Sat 27 Apr 2013 GMT
After covering the last America's Cup World Series, iCupusa.com flew via Zurich, London, Newark, Charlotte, and finally San Francisco to attend the launch of USA 17 the final version. ...
Nations’ Cup - Victory for the Philippines
By Koko Mueller,
4:50 AM Sat 27 Apr 2013 GMT
78 boats representing 23 nations were on the start line earlier today for the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club Nations’ Cup ...
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