| News for the Last 30 Days - USA & the World
Glide Free Foils - the dinghy foiling break thru is on the market *Feature
By David Schmidt, ,
6:32 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
In 2006, the sailing world was stunned with the speed and performance of the foiling Moth, and the genie forever escaped the bottle. Flash-forward just a few short years, and the Moth Worlds were being were contested on foils; jump-forward a bit further still, and the 34th America’s Cup was won using foils. ...
Ida Lewis Distance Race - Entry deadline fast approaching
By Kirsten Ferguson, ,
6:12 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
Next month, the Ida Lewis Distance Race will celebrate a decade of offshore fun with its 10th edition of the popular overnighter that starts and finishes in Newport, R.I. ...
Largest Olympic Class Regatta ever to take place in Rio
By ISAF, ,
5:43 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
Over 320 sailors from 34 nations will compete at the first test event of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games from 2-9 August from the Marina da Gloria. The Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta 2014 is set to be the largest Olympic classes sailing competition ever held in Brazil and many of the world's top competitors are ready for the test. ...
Lake Ontario 300 Challenge is now complete
By Brian Townsend, ,
3:29 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
The 25th running of the Lake Ontario 300 Challenge is now complete and proved to be a classic race similar to the first race held in 1990. This year just over 110 yachts competed with 87% finishing. Every type of wind was experienced coming from just about every direction with a spell of no winds to make things interesting. ...
Guinness World Record criteria finalised for the Largest Sailing Race
By Irene Corosu, Weymouth ,
2:01 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
The Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation is pleased to announce the finalised Guinness World Record criteria which sailing clubs have to comply with to count towards the world record attempt, and for participants to be ratified as world record holders. ...
Allen RS Feva World Championships - Day 3: Final series starts
By Bill Tucker, ,
12:17 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
Allen RS Feva World Championships 2014 - This was where the serious racing really notched up another couple of gears with the talent pools fully concentrated after the qualification series finished. The forecast had a sunny moderate day of 12knots or so lined up. The reality was that the sea breeze kicked up in full with the third race concluding in 20 to 22knots average. ...
Round Britain and Ireland Race 2014 - Tactics, endurance, achievement
By Louay Habib, ,
11:55 AM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
Organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club, the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race is undoubtedly one of the toughest yacht races in the world. While other ocean races are longer, racing 1,800 miles around a coastline notorious for highly changeable weather and wicked tides and currents, puts the race amongst the most difficult to complete, let alone win. ...
Alpari World Match Racing Tour moves on to Poland + Video
By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, ,
10:49 AM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
One of the most exciting developments in the Alpari World Match Racing Tour for 2014 is the addition of Sopot Match Race into its roster of events. This year will be the 11th edition of Sopot Match Race, taking place on the Baltic in the Polish holiday resort close to Gdansk. ...
2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup final qualification system published
By ISAF, ,
9:51 AM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
Fleets of twenty boats in the Olympic events and Open Kiteboarding will race in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates in and around Lulu Island off the UAE capital's stunning Corniche from 27-30 November 2014. The first qualification places will be awarded at the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships which takes place in the Spanish city from 8-21 September. ...
Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac - Karma Sailing Group wins
By Alison Vallas, Lake Michigan ,
7:58 AM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac - For the past ten years the month of July has brought a steady stream of preparation for Karma Sailing Group, a sailboat racing program owned by Martin Sandoval and Karma Yacht Sales Co-owners Jack Buoscio and Lou Sandoval. ...
Red Bull 49erFX: Easing into the Olympic scene at Rio
By Molly Meech and Alex Maloney, ,
7:45 AM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
Red Bull 49erFX team of Molly Meech and Alex Maloney report on how things are shaping up at the 2016 Olympic venue. Week one in Rio was a whirlwind. We have only a quick impression of the city, and it seems that Rio is so many things at once. Bustling. Intimidating. Enticing. Exciting. ...
Kempe thrilled to invite himself to Gold Cup party
By Colin Thompson, ,
7:32 AM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
Having secured qualification to this year’s Gold Cup, Kempe is now looking forward to mixing it up with the world’s elite match-race sailors. 'I just sent myself an invite, ironically,' he said. 'I am looking forward to sailing in the Gold Cup as a skipper, which should be fun.' ...
2014 420 World Championships - Singapore wins Day 2 race
By 420 Sailing, ,
3:09 AM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 420 World Championships - Top performance of the day goes to Singapore’s Kimberly Lim/Savannah Siew who knocked out back to back race wins from the two races, in a fleet containing some of their closest rivals and leap to the front of the 420 Ladies leaderboard. No wonder the pair were honoured as Singapore’s National Sports Team of the Year just a few months back. ...
Lightning strikes cut short CFJ Nationals
By Andy Kopetzky, Santa Monica Bay ,
1:58 AM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
Del Rey Yacht Club hosted the series, which featured over sixty boats. With Cal Yacht Club hosting the Optimist Nationals close by, there were over three hundred fifty kids on the water and close to three hundred dinghies off Santa Monica Beach. The racing was cut short on Sunday when rain and thunderstorms appeared and all races were abandoned about two o'clock. ...
Etchells Invitational Cup - Girls on top in Cowes
By Rupert Holmes, ,
9:27 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
Day two of the inaugural Etchells Invitational Cup in Cowes delivered four tight races in sparkling conditions, with a 10-knot north westerly breeze. The racing saw plenty of adrenaline fuelled boat-on-boat action, with the four on-water umpires handing out numerous penalties. ...
National Sailing Hall of Fame reveals inductees
By Jan Harley, ,
9:16 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
The National Sailing Hall of Fame (NSHOF) today revealed the eight people who will make up its 2014 class of inductees into the National Sailing Hall of Fame. ...
J/111 North American Championship - Wind Czar victorious
By Liz Smith, ,
7:42 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
The J/111 North American Championship was hosted this weekend, July 24-27 at the Little Traverse Yacht Club in Harbor Springs, MI. Thirteen J/111 boats attended the event in beautiful Northern Michigan ready to race during the LTYC annual Ugotta Regatta, including local boat Wind Czar who won the inaugural NAs in Chicago in 2013. ...
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race sets off August 10th
By Trish Jenkins, ,
7:34 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
The Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race sets off on Sunday 10th August from the RYS startline in Cowes. The non-stop 1,802nm course takes the competitors around the breathtaking coastline of Britain and Ireland, including the most northerly point, the island and lighthouse of Muckle Flugga. ...
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Antoine Albeau victorious on day 5
By Chris Yates, ,
6:38 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
Today saw the conclusion of the slalom at the Fuerteventura PWA Grand Slam after five amazing days of racing. After a further one and a half eliminations were completed, Antoine Albeau (RRD / NeilPryde) was crowned the King of Fuerteventura after claiming his third victory of the week in the final race of the week. ...
Snipe Western Hemisphere and Orient Championship headed for San Diego
By Judy Parker, ,
5:51 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
Hosted by the San Diego Yacht Club, the Snipe Western Hemisphere and Orient Championship Regatta will be held in sunny San Diego this fall, September 5 - 12, 2014. SDYC is honored to host the competition, which has been contested biennially since 1950, the first in Havana, Cuba. The Championship has been held in venues throughout North and South America and Asia. ...
WPA Championships - Kids race divisions offered
By World Paddle Association, ,
5:45 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
The World Paddle Association has announced kids race divisions, which will officially launch at the 2014 WPA Championships. The kids divisions will also be included in the regional and national points series beginning in 2015. ...
New Clever Pig launched by US Sailing
By Jake Fish, ,
5:39 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
US Sailing has launched a brand new Clever Pig! This website was designed specifically for aspiring youth and young adults who want to take their competitive sailing careers to the next level. This revamped version of cleverpig.org has incorporated a new design and layout, with updated resourceful and dynamic content, and a revised structure of the best features from the original website. ...
America's Cup: Group agrees to co-operate in London Meeting
By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, ,
5:28 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
The invited group of European Challengers along with the Defender have agreed to co-operate on some matters associated with the America's Cup. The European Challengers have made a U-Turn in just over two weeks on the issue of a venue for the 35th America's Cup ...
Copa del Rey Mapfre - Build-up reveals some remarkable enthusiasm
By 52 Super Series, ,
4:10 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
The build-up to sailing’s third event of the Barclays 52 Super Series, Palma Mallorca’s annual showcase, the Copa del Rey Mapfre, reveals some of the remarkable enthusiasm, loyalty and commitment of some of the Circuit’s key owners who are really enjoying their racing in the class. ...
Marblehead NOOD Regatta - Images by Leighton O'Connor
By Leighton O'Connor, ,
3:11 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
Photographer Leighton O'Connor was on site at the Sperry Top-Sider Marblehead NOOD Regatta at Corinthian Yacht Club in Marblehead, MA on July 25th to capture these images. Enjoy! ...