| News for the Last 30 Days - USA & the World
The Hydroptere flies with Finesse
By Hydroptere, ,
7:32 AM Thu 9 Oct 2014 GMT
The hydrofoil trimaran Hydroptere will try for another nautical record with support from biotechnology leader Finesse Solutions. After a year of rest in San Diego, the Hydroptere will return to sailing. French and American sponsors are joined by a new partner: Finesse Solutions of Santa Clara (California), a manufacturer of measurement and control solutions for life sciences process applications. ...
Kiteboard North American Champs - Winds pick up speed and competition
By SDYC, ,
2:41 AM Thu 9 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 Kiteboard North American Championships - Consistent breezes allowed for the completion of seven races on the second day of the 2014 Kiteboard North American Championships. With winds averaging about eight to nine kts, the Kiteboard class was finally able to get out on the water and onto the race course. ...
2014 Star North American Championship - Day 1
By Cayard Sailing, ,
2:12 AM Thu 9 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 Star North American Championship - It was a perfect clear blue sky today following thunder, lightening and rain last night. The wind was six - nine knots form the west but at times it dropped to four knots. ...
Star Class North American Championship - Tough competition on day 1
By Laura Beigel, ,
12:34 AM Thu 9 Oct 2014 GMT
Race day one of the 2014 International Star Class North American Championship delivered all of the tough competition and tight racing as anticipated however it was the elements that ultimately fueled the strife instead of the all-star packed list of sailors. ...
Counter-Piracy Task Force Commanders meet in Muscat
By NZDF, ,
10:59 PM Wed 8 Oct 2014 GMT
The Commanders of the ‘Big Three’ international counter-piracy task forces met in Oman recently to discuss how they can best work together to deter and defeat criminals who use the sea lanes for illegal purposes. ...
Ludertiz Speed Challenge - Two new national records on day 1 + Video
By Sophie Routaboul, ,
9:25 PM Wed 8 Oct 2014 GMT
Today at the Ludertiz Speed Challenge the wind was 20-25 knots average with stronger gusts of up to 30-35 knots. The angle improved when the wind got stronger. The race opened at 1pm but the wind was still light. A couple of riders went down the channel to get the feeling and adjust their gear. ...
Rio 2016 - 20 Paralympic sailing spots awarded
By ISAF, ,
8:08 PM Wed 8 Oct 2014 GMT
The 2014 IFDS World Championships in Halifax, Canada acted as the first qualification regatta for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Sailing Competition. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao - Sailors ready for eastern adventure
By ISAF, ,
6:50 PM Wed 8 Oct 2014 GMT
As the dust settles on the ISAF Sailing World Championships, many of the racers are heading east to compete at the second edition of the ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao. More than 150 sailors from 25 nations will race across six classes from 14-18 October 2014. ...
Evolution Pro Series announced for 2015
By World Wakeboard Association, ,
6:45 PM Wed 8 Oct 2014 GMT
Malibu Boats and the World Wakeboard Association have announced the creation of an elite contest series for 2015—including three stops for the world’s top pro riders—to push competitive wakeboarding to the next level. Malibu CEO Jack Springer spoke Sunday during the WWA’s 25th-anniversary celebration, which wrapped up the unforgettable Cancun Pro contest. ...
Taylor Canfield does the Chicago Double Dutch + Video
By Andy Rice, ,
5:26 PM Wed 8 Oct 2014 GMT
Taylor Canfield and US One had a lot to do if they were going to stop Ian Williams and GAC Pindar running away with this year’s Alpari World Match Racing Tour (AWMRT). An intense rivalry has developed between the experienced Briton and his younger rival from the US Virgin Islands. They couldn’t be more different in character. ...
Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year nominations open
By Jake Fish, ,
5:02 PM Wed 8 Oct 2014 GMT
US Sailing has announced that it is accepting nominations for 2014 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year Awards, widely acknowledged as the foremost individual sailing honors in the nation. Through November 30, 2014, each member of US Sailing may nominate the one male and one female sailor they believe has turned in the most outstanding on-the-water performance during the 2014 calendar year. ...
Volvo Ocean Race gamers raise €15,000 for endangered albatross
By Volvo Ocean Race, ,
3:27 PM Wed 8 Oct 2014 GMT
The Volvo Ocean Race’s new official game has not even started yet but 28,000 players of it have already chalked up a big win by raising more than €15,000 to help a creature close to every sailor’s heart, the albatross. The organisers, Virtual Regatta, launched a five-day, dry-run Leg 0 game last month to whet the appetites of players around the world. ...
Clipper Race audience exceeds three billion worldwide, and growing
By Julia Wall-Clarke, ,
11:29 AM Wed 8 Oct 2014 GMT
Record numbers of people have followed the exploits of the latest Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, with a cumulative audience of more than 3.3 billion people in over 200 countries seeing news coverage in the press, radio, TV and online. Countless more have engaged through social media. ...
Rolex Sailor of the Year: Sailing's hottest properties nominated
By ISAF, ,
11:12 AM Wed 8 Oct 2014 GMT
Sailing's hottest properties, New Zealand's Peter Burling and Blair Tuke have tasted multiple successes in a range of disciplines over the nomination period.
The pair have been a class above the rest in the 49er, demonstrating outstanding teamwork, breath taking athletic prowess and drive that cannot be rivalled. ...
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Pro-Am Races results, images + video
By Leighton OConnor, ,
9:56 AM Wed 8 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Alicante - Pro-Am Races results, images and video. ...
2014 Kitefoil Gold Cup - Johnny Heineken wins
By Jordan Girdis, Townsville ,
8:40 AM Wed 8 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 Kitefoil Gold Cup - For an entire week, Townsville played a brilliant host accommodating the world’s fastest sailors. Global legends of kiteboarding travelled from far and wide, with European big names Maxime Nocher, Nico Parlier, Julien Kerneur and Benjamin Boelli facing off against their American counterparts in Johnny Heineken and Damien Leeroy with the quest to be the world’s fastest sail ...
2014 Audi Laser Masters World Championships - Day 3
By Robert Lowndes, ,
4:51 AM Wed 8 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 Audi Laser Masters World Championships - 500+ Laser Masters are on the water in Hyeres, here are the results after Day 3. The 70 odd Radial Great Grand Masters finally got their first two races in and the legendary Keith Wilkins from GBR scored a first and second with Australia's former Radial GM champ, Peter Heywood winning the second race. ...
Kiteboard NA Champs - Help we have kelp
By SDYC, ,
3:56 AM Wed 8 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 Kiteboard North American Championships - If competitors didn’t already know that the AP flag signaled postponement, its lack of movement on the flagpole would have been a good indicator. Racing was scheduled to start at noon, but winds were too light to reach the minimum speeds that the competitors would need to keep their kites in the air until around 2:00 PM. ...
2014 Star North American Championship - The battle begins tomorrow
By Laura Beigel, ,
3:32 AM Wed 8 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 Star North American Championship - On Wednesday October eight, forty two Star teams representing five different nations will hit the race course and contest the final Silver Star Championship title of the year: the 2014 International Star Class North American Championship hosted by the Tred Avon Yacht Club in Oxford, Maryland. ...
Int'l Star Class North American Championship - Battle begins tomorrow
By Laura Beigel, ,
2:46 AM Wed 8 Oct 2014 GMT
On Wednesday October 8, forty two Star teams representing five different nations will hit the race course and contest the final Silver Star Championship title of the year: the 2014 International Star Class North American Championship hosted by the Tred Avon Yacht Club in Oxford, Maryland. ...
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Wilparina 80th entry
By Di Pearson, ,
2:22 AM Wed 8 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - A traditional yacht and one of the smallest in the fleet, it is fitting that Nick Cannar’s S&S 34 Wilparina is the 80th entry to be received in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, the 70th edition of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s famous annual event. ...
Red Bull 49erFX: It’s about what you do when you are knocked down
By Molly Meech and Alex Maloney, ,
9:56 PM Tue 7 Oct 2014 GMT
Red Bull 49erFX team of Molly Meech and Alex Maloney report after the ISAF Worlds in Santander: We went into the competition with two goals, to defend the title and to qualify NZ for the Olympics in the FX.Our build up was strong. We were confident going into the event and had plenty of podium finishes earlier in the season.Unfortunately at Santander we got our worst result to date – 12th. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - What is ‘A Race We Must Win'?
By Volvo Ocean Race, ,
5:30 PM Tue 7 Oct 2014 GMT
It’s been the question every follower of the Volvo Ocean Race has been asking when they see the Team Vestas Wind slogan on their boat’s mainsail: What is ‘A Race We Must Win'? Today Vestas, the world’s biggest wind manufacturer, gave the answer just four days before their crew and the rest of the seven-strong fleet leave Spain for the first leg of the Volvo Ocean Race to Cape Town on Saturday. ...
North American Championship - Kilroy secures title on final day
By Melges 20, ,
3:34 AM Tue 7 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 Audi Melges 20 North American Championship - Continuing with the trend of making bold, accurate calls throughout the weekend, PRO Bruce Golison sent the Audi Melges 20 fleet out for a noon start with two races scheduled to determine the 2014 North American Champion, along with the top ten that was anything but settled. ...
Kiteboard North American Championships to take place in San Diego
By Katelyn Montero, ,
9:34 PM Mon 6 Oct 2014 GMT
The winds and waves of Southern California are about to be taken over by a fleet of world class competitors. From October 6–10, the San Diego Yacht Club will bring together the best that the sport has to offer as they serve as host for the 2014 Kiteboard North American Championship. ...