| News for the Last 30 Days - USA & the World
Global Ocean Race 2014-15 to stop in South America
By GOR Media, ,
9:56 PM Wed 22 May 2013 GMT
The Global Ocean Race has now confirmed that Punta del Este, Uruguay, is the South American stopover for the 2014-15 edition. Following one month of high-octane racing across the high latitudes of the Pacific Ocean and rounding Cape Horn, Punta del Este is the perfect destination to celebrate and recover from the gruelling conditions of the GOR’s Leg 3. ...
Tall Ships Challenge to fill tall order at War of 1812 Bicentennial
By Kirsten Ferguson, ,
9:47 PM Wed 22 May 2013 GMT
Thought it began just last year, the bicentennial commemoration of the War of 1812 will show its real fire power in Summer 2013, when Tall Ships America’s bi-national Tall Ships Challenge® series of tall ship races and family friendly public maritime festivals sets sail throughout the Great Lakes. ...
WWA Wakeboard National Championship action begins July 25
By Rob Corum, ,
9:44 PM Wed 22 May 2013 GMT
The WWA Wakeboard (Boat) National Championships and the WWA Wake Park (Cable) National Championships are set to take place on the same weekend and at practically the same site. Both contests will be going down the same week and weekend of July 25-28. ...
Delta Lloyd Regatta – Fitness and equipment tested on day 2 + Video
By Delta Lloyd Regatta, ,
9:31 PM Wed 22 May 2013 GMT
Day two of racing in the Delta Lloyd Regatta tested sailor's fitness and the equipment. Wind averaging 25 knots and peaking at 30 throughout the day, made for physical racing. Only the Nacra and the 49er FX were cancelled. The Finn and Laser radial were the first to hit the water in the morning, followed by the RS:X men and women. ...
Finn World Masters – Moving day in La Rochelle
By Robert Deaves, ,
9:20 PM Wed 22 May 2013 GMT
At the 2013 Finn World Masters in La Rochelle, it was moving day, the day everything changes, the day between the beginning and the end. There were lots of changes at the top with several favourites racking up high scores after the only race sailed. Michael Maier (CZE) sailed a flawless race to claim his second race win and take the overall lead. ...
Trofeo Conde de Godo firing on all cylinders in Barcelona
By 52 Super Series, ,
9:12 PM Wed 22 May 2013 GMT
At the Trofeo Conde de Godo in Barcelona, Azzurra, last year’s 52 Super Series champions, proved they are in as close to perfect shape as they can start out when they led Wednesday’s official practice race right up to the finish line. ...
Combined Access Class European Championship final day
By David Staley, ,
3:15 AM Thu 16 May 2013 GMT
The Combined Access Class 2013 European Championships, held from from seventh to 12th May, have just concluded on Lake Constance in Switzerland. Yacht Club Arbon hosted the event in cooperation with Sailability Switzerland. Seventy one entries from twelve nations competed in the Access 2.3, 303, Liberty and SKUD 18 classes. ...
Enfant Terrible takes early lead at Farr 40 East Coast Championship
By Tink Chambers, Annapolis, Maryland ,
2:56 AM Thu 16 May 2013 GMT
It was a typically fluky day on the Chesapeake Bay, and surprisingly one of the European teams figured things out the best on the opening day of the 2013 Farr 40 East Coast Championship. ...
Sailing World Conference Rankings out now
By Meredith Powlison, ,
7:41 PM Wed 15 May 2013 GMT
Sailing World's Conference Rankings for Spring 2013 have now been released. The rankings are determined by an open coaches poll. ...
Meet Robert Scheidt, 5 time Olympic medalist, 12 time World Champion
By SailCoach, ,
7:32 PM Wed 15 May 2013 GMT
Question and answer session with Brazil's Robert Scheidt who is a five time Olympic medalist and twelve time World Champion. ...
AWMRT Match Race Germany sets sail tomorrow
By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, ,
6:15 PM Wed 15 May 2013 GMT
Alpari World Match Racing Tour’s Match Race Germany commences tomorrow. Twelve international teams will be competing off Langenargen on Lake Constance with the snowcapped peaks of the Swiss and Austrian Alps as a backdrop. ...
Atlantic Cup - GryphonSolo2 completes first leg
By Joe Harris, ,
6:07 PM Wed 15 May 2013 GMT
GryphonSolo2 finished leg one of the 2013 Atlantic Cup at around 11:00pm in New York City last night. It was very cool to come bombing in from offshore in a 25 knot breeze behind us and doing 15 right into Ambrose channel and the shipping lanes of one of the world's busiest ports! ...
Women's Match Racing action kicks off in Saint Quay-Portrieux
By Joakim Hermansson, ,
4:42 PM Wed 15 May 2013 GMT
The inaugural Women's International Match Racing Series season commences tomorrow with an international mix of newcomers and veterans taking part the first event in St Quay-Portrieux, France. Sailing the former Olympic class Elliott 6m, ten crews from eight countries will fight hard to reach the podium on Sunday. ...
Kiteboard World Cup - Great final day on the Riviera Nayarit
By PKRA, ,
4:25 PM Wed 15 May 2013 GMT
The final day of competition at the MINI Kiteboard World Cup on the Riviera Nayarit had great conditions. The thermal wind picked up to about 15 knots and two races were run. The first race was won by Bryan Lake and Julien Kerneur won the second race. On the women side, Smunty won the first race and Arroyo won the second race. ...
ORC World Championships - Ancona competitor list published
By ORC Media,
4:16 PM Wed 15 May 2013 GMT
Organizers for the 2013 Adria Ferries ORC International World Championship have published the list of entries that are set to take part in the event held in Ancona, Italy over 21-29 June 2013. To maintain the highest possible standards for the event, organizers have put limits on the number of entries eligible to race, so there are now 100 confirmed entries and 22 yachts on the waiting list. ...
President's Report on the ISAF Mid-Year Meeting in Copenhagen
4:03 PM Wed 15 May 2013 GMT
ISAF President Carlo Croce reports on the 2013 ISAF Mid-Year Meeting that took place in Copenhagen, Denmark. ...
Giraglia Rolex Cup - Timeless classic returns this June
By KPMS, ,
3:37 PM Wed 15 May 2013 GMT
The Giraglia Rolex Cup, a competition that has run annually since 1953, returns from 14-22 June 2013. The weeklong event organized by the Yacht Club Italiano in conjunction with the Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez, has long captured the imagination of the Mediterranean sailing community, and has experienced a marked revival since Rolex’s emergence as title sponsor in 1998. ...
Global Ocean Race - Carterham Challenge to join 2014-15 action
By GOR Media, ,
3:25 PM Wed 15 May 2013 GMT
The 2014-15 edition of the Global Ocean Race will welcome one of motor racing's engineering and design geniuses as an entrant. Mike Gascoyne will be joining the eight teams already preparing for the start. Gascoyne will be at the PSP Southampton Boat Show for the start of the round-the-world race in September 2014 with a new Class40 boat, Caterham Challenge, to be launched this summer. ...
The Atlantic Cup - Bodacious Dream wins Leg 1
By Julianna Barbieri, New York, NY ,
1:19 PM Wed 15 May 2013 GMT
Fleet to dock in NY Harbor until Pro-Am on May 17, followed by Final Leg to Newport, RI on May 18 and In-shore Series, May 25-26 ...
US orders new Protector for America’s Cup
By Mike Rose,
6:20 AM Wed 15 May 2013 GMT
A new Rayglass Protector 11.5-metre Cabin SL is on its way to San Francisco after being ordered especially for watching the Louis Vuitton and America’s Cup regattas later this year.
The new model features a custom interior, including a cockpit lounge suite for entertaining, and a teak cockpit sole, and will be powered by two 300hp-plus outboards. ...
America's Cup: Committee to report on AC72 safety measures
By Richard Gladwell,
10:06 PM Tue 14 May 2013 GMT
America's Cup organisers, Golden Gate Yacht Club, have appointed a six-strong team to investigate and report on the facts of the Artemis incident, last Thursday, and to recommend on safety issues for the event.
The group is working in conjunction with the US Coast Guard who must issue SLR's (Special Local Regulations) for the event to proceed. ...
25th Block Island Race Week begins June 23
By Kirsten Ferguson,
9:01 PM Tue 14 May 2013 GMT
Had there been a playbook for grand summer sailing competitions, the Storm Trysail Club would surely have penned it. As the club heads into its 25th presentation of Block Island Race Week, no less than seven classes have coordinated major championships to be held in conjunction with the event, and now over 180 teams have registered. ...
Lysekil Women's Match action commences August 5
By Joakim Hermansson, ,
8:26 PM Tue 14 May 2013 GMT
The 2013 Lysekil Women’s Match is set to take place 5-10 August and Danish match racing star Camilla Ulrikkeholm is one of the skippers already having accepted an invitation to this year’s event. British Olympian Lucy Macgregor, Claudia Pierce of New Zealand and last year’s rookie Alexa Bezel of Switzerland (runner-up in Lysekil 2012) will be some of her competitors. ...
WMRT Match Race Germany - Lake Contstance battle fast approaching
By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, ,
5:39 PM Tue 14 May 2013 GMT
Match Race Germany is coming up and the top match racing crews from around the world are gathering on the north shore of Lake Constance this week ready for the first salvos of the 2013 Alpari World Match Racing Tour, set to commence on Thursday. ...
Sail for Gold Regatta - Early entry fee discount period extended
By Matt Carter, ,
5:11 PM Tue 14 May 2013 GMT
2013 Sail for Gold Regatta event organisers are happy to confirm that the early entry fee discount period, which was due to close on Friday 10 May, will remain open until the final entry deadline of Friday 31 May - giving sailors the opportunity to get their entries in without breaking the bank! ...
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