| News for the Last 30 Days - USA & the World
Mr Viggo Jacobsen, founder of IODA, turns 100 years young
By Jonas Døpping, Aarhus ,
10:37 PM Wed 12 Feb 2014 GMT
Viggo Jacobsen (the father of the Optimist Dinghy class) turns 100 on the 13th February 2014. The first Danish optimist dinghies sailed in Vordingborg, Hvidovre, and Roskilde. The first regatta for optimist dinghies took place in Vordingborg on the 24th April 1954, this was the beginning of the optimist dinghy era in Europe. ...
US Sailing Leadership Forum a productive event + Video
By Jake Fish, ,
10:04 PM Wed 12 Feb 2014 GMT
This past Thursday night at the Sailing Leadership Forum Awards Dinner, sponsored by Old Pulteney and hosted by the San Diego Sports Hall of Fame, US Sailing, along with Leadership Forum attendees recognized the outstanding individual and organizational achievements in training, community and one-design sailing, including the presentation of the Old Pulteney Maritime Heroes Award. ...
Kaenon Interviews: A - Class Worlds with Burling, Tuke and Davies *Feature
By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, Takapuna, NZ ,
8:35 PM Wed 12 Feb 2014 GMT
Sail-World's NZ Editor, Richard Gladwell talks with Peter Burling, Ray Davies and Blair Tuke who are part of the eight strong team all sponsored by Kaenon sunglasses at the 2014 A-Class Catamaran World Championships. ...
Les Voiles de Saint Barth - The joys of yachting in turquoise waters
By Fabrice Thomazeau, ,
7:44 PM Wed 12 Feb 2014 GMT
In the five years since the Les Voiles de Saint Barth event was created, it has become one of the most important and exclusive sailing races and glamorous sport events of the Caribbean. With each year, its reputation has spread by word of mouth attracting new sailors and enthusiasts to come and share in the joys of yachting around the turquoise waters and idyllic island of Saint Barth. ...
A-Class Worlds: Explosive action on Day 2
By Heather Forbes, Takapuna, NZ ,
7:00 PM Wed 12 Feb 2014 GMT
Although the winds were only moderate, the challenges of sailing foiling catamarans provided plenty of spectacle on the second race of racing at the World Champoionship for the A-class catamaran being sailed off Takapuna Beach, Auckland, NZ.
Race 3’s wind conditions were 15 to 20 knots. Nathan Outteridge provided explosive entertainment when his ‘Exploder’ was deliberately pulled over astern ...
A-Class Worlds: Emirates Team NZ has dream run on Day 2
By Kerry Ellis, ,
6:34 PM Wed 12 Feb 2014 GMT
The second day of racing in the A Class World Championships started in more wind than predicted, and certainly more than expected; today the breeze averaged 13 knots with puffs into the seventeens. Emirates Team New Zealand crew had a perfect start to the day with race one delivering a clean sweep from first to fourth ...
Red Alert - Great Britain's gales continue
By Sail-World.com, ,
5:56 PM Wed 12 Feb 2014 GMT
The fast moving Atlantic winter jetstreams have brought a succession of winter gales to the British Isles. Here are images of the Cove House Inn, at Portland, watering hole of the Australian Sailing team during the 2012 Olympics. There's plenty of water there now... ...
ISAF Match Race Rankings for 12th February 2014
By ISAF, ,
5:19 PM Wed 12 Feb 2014 GMT
In the ISAF Match Race Rankings, Taylor Canfield (ISV) and Lucy Macgregor (GBR) commence 2014 at the top of the field. ...
EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour: Messe Frankfurt Sailing Team in control
By Oman Sail, ,
4:19 PM Wed 12 Feb 2014 GMT
At EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour, the world-class crews competing enjoyed fast and fiercely competitive in-port racing with Messe Frankfurt Sailing Team sailing impeccably to win both inport races in off the coast of Qatar. ...
Hobie 16 World Championships - Open semi finals underway on day 2
By Steve Fields: Hobie Cat Australasia, ,
2:10 PM Wed 12 Feb 2014 GMT
As we moved into day two of the Hobie 16 World Championships, anticipation turned to hope and then fear as first impressions of the day’s winds appeared as though a repeat of the yesterday’s still conditions was in the cards. People stayed positive and 112 pairs of crossed fingers seemed to do the trick as the wind filled in and almost on cue, Jervis Bay delivered another sensational day sailing! ...
America's Cup: Dean Barker on unsuccessful Cup bid
By Richard Gladwell, ,
8:55 PM Tue 11 Feb 2014 GMT
Emirates Team New Zealand's Dean Barker was interviewed on Tuesday evening in the top rating Paul Henry Show, broadcast on TV3, on the subject of his team's performance in the 2013 America's Cup.
Particular focus was put on the granting of a lay day on September 16, 2013, when Emirates Team NZ was leading by 7-1, and the option of a layday was taken by senior management in the team. ...
Extreme Sailing Series - GAC Pindar completes all Aussie crew
By James Sephton, ,
7:12 PM Tue 11 Feb 2014 GMT
GAC Pindar has revealed that 2013 18ft Female Skiff World Champion, Alexandra South, will be their fifth team member for this season’s Extreme Sailing Series. Sydney-born South is the final member of an all-Aussie crew and will be making her Extreme Sailing Series debut at act one in Singapore, between 20th – 23rd February. ...
Team hard at work on maxi-trimaran Spindrift 2 + Video
By Spindrift Racing, ,
7:05 PM Tue 11 Feb 2014 GMT
Since December, a crew of 20 have been working in the Spindrift boatyard in Lorient to adapt the maxi-trimaran Spindrift 2 for a 2014 programme with the dual requirement of the crewed North Atlantic record attempt and the solo Route du Rhum. They will be working for four months until April. ...
Find out what it takes to run the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta
By St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, ,
6:52 PM Tue 11 Feb 2014 GMT
It's been said it 'takes a village' to raise a child. To orchestrate and conduct the annual St. Maarten Heineken Regatta - slated for March 6-9 - it takes so much more, including countless volunteers and numerous dedicated local organizations. In fact, the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta is nothing less than a total island-wide effort. ...
Civic service awards presented at USPS annual meeting
By BoatUS, ,
4:30 PM Tue 11 Feb 2014 GMT
At the USPS Annual Meeting in Jacksonville, five Squadrons from around the country and one District were honored with Distinguished Civic Service Awards. Sponsored by Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), the awards are given annually to the USPS District and Squadrons in recognition of exceptional service and public boating safety education and service to the boating community. ...
EFG Sailing Arabia - The Tour: Dramatic finish to first leg
By Lisa Hynes, ,
4:07 PM Tue 11 Feb 2014 GMT
There was an exciting finish to the first leg of EFG Sailing Arabia the Tour as only 25 seconds split the leading crews after a gruelling 100 mile race between Bahrain and Qatar. French skipper Sidney Gavignet was at the the helm of the race favourite EFG Bank (Monaco) and his team included two local Omani sailors. ...
World Match Racing Tour 2014 schedule announced
By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, ,
1:25 PM Tue 11 Feb 2014 GMT
Alpari and ISAF Match Racing World Championship 2014 - The 2014 Tour will feature six stages across three continents spanning Europe, Asia and North America – with additional events expected in Europe and Oceania in the coming months. ...
Sound Boatworks - Your complete sailing outfitter
By Chris Boynton, ,
12:51 PM Tue 11 Feb 2014 GMT
Sound Boatworks is your complete sailing outfitter for all of your essential sailing gear. At Sound Boatworks you'll find equipment such as specially designed sailing footwear, cordage needs, marine hardware, and scholastic sailing resources. ...
A-Classs Worlds: Images from Day 1 at Takapuna
By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, ,
12:30 PM Tue 11 Feb 2014 GMT
Image gallery from the first day of racing in the 2014 A-class catamaran World Championships, sailed at Takapuna in light 7-10kts southerly winds. Glenn Ashby (AUS) was in fine form. ...
A-Cat Worlds: Aussies hold top three overall after Day 1
By Heather Forbes, ,
12:16 PM Tue 11 Feb 2014 GMT
Conditions for the first day of racing in the 2014 A Class Catamaran World Championships were a little on the light side, with around 6- 10 knots of wind.
Seven times A Class World champion Glenn Ashby (AUS) had a great day ‘in his office’ with a first and a second and showing ...
A-Class Worlds: Flying high at Takapuna on Day 1 of Worlds
By Kerry Ellis, Takapuna ,
11:47 AM Tue 11 Feb 2014 GMT
Today, in typical near perfect Auckland sailing conditions, the wind dropped for the start of the first race turning light and shifty. Australia’s Nathan Outteridge seemed to have control of the race when he rounded the top mark with a lead of thirty seconds, before choosing the left hand side of the course where he sailed into a hole and dropped to an eventual twelfth place finish. ...
KTA Indonesia overall + Video
By Ian MacKinnon, ,
9:59 AM Tue 11 Feb 2014 GMT
Kiteboard Tour Asia’s (KTA) Indonesian stop may not have attracted the largest roster of contestants seen at other KTA events. But whatever it lacked in sheer numbers was more than made up for by the breath-taking level of freestyle and racing on display, certainly among the highest seen on the tour now in its fifth year. ...
Latest ETAs for fleet arrival into Singapore
By Clipper Ventures, ,
3:43 AM Tue 11 Feb 2014 GMT
2013 - 14 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - The Clipper 13-14 Race fleet is closing in on Singapore, marking the halfway point of the world’s longest yacht race ...
St. Thomas Int'l Regatta - New faces and race favorites registered
By Carol Bareuther, St. Thomas ,
2:46 AM Tue 11 Feb 2014 GMT
Say goodbye to the snow and hello to superb sailing and a warm welcome at the St. Thomas International Regatta (STIR). Set for March 28 to 30 and hosted out of the St. Thomas Yacht Club, this year’s fleet features several newcomers as well as a return of Caribbean rock stars. Plus, it’s not too late to register! Bring your own boat or charter. ...
BIC Techno 293 North American championship on the way + Video
By Patrik Pollak, ,
10:48 PM Mon 10 Feb 2014 GMT
The second qualification event of the year for the 2014 Youth Olympic Games will be hosted on the crystal clear waters of Puerto Cancún Marina in Mexico. The best windsurfers will return to Mexico after two years for the North American championship 2014. ...