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2015 Audi Melges 20 Miami Winter Regatta, Event No. 2 - Day 1 images
By Joy Dunigan, ,
3:23 AM Sat 7 Feb 2015 GMT
Photographer Joy Dunigan was on the water at 2015 Audi Melges 20 Miami Winter Regatta, Event No. 2, and provided this gallery of images from Day 1. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - The Race within the Race *Feature
By Rob Kothe & Jedda Murphy, ,
12:07 AM Sat 7 Feb 2015 GMT
Before the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015 started CEO Knut Frostad said he hoped that the crews would be the focus of this race.
Now it seems the experiences of the Team Vestas Wind crew through the crash and rebuild of their badly damaged boat and it’s hoped for re-entry in the race could very much be THE story of this 2014-2015 Volvo Ocean Race. ...
Extreme Sailing Series Singapore: SAP and Red Bull standouts on Day 2
By Sail-World.com NZL, Miami ,
9:28 PM Fri 6 Feb 2015 GMT
SAP Extreme Sailing Team sailed a near faultless day on day two of the Extreme Sailing Series™ in Singapore, clearly relishing the inner city stadium racecourse, and striding ahead into first place - a day topped off by winning the Aberdeen Challenge Trophy. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Vestas Wind In Port Race - Sanya - Live Video now
By Sail-World.com, ,
8:53 PM Fri 6 Feb 2015 GMT
See the live coverage of the In Port race in Sanya, presented by Team Vestas Wind. The race is under way - today Saturday February 7 followed by the Leg 4 start tomorrow. Team Vestas Wind skipper, Chris Nicholson, is featuring with the water commentary team. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Boat breaking conditions expected for start of Leg 4
By Team Alvimedica + Sail-World.com NZL, Auckland ,
8:21 PM Fri 6 Feb 2015 GMT
The last edition of the Volvo Ocean race saw some rather dramatic tactics employed on Leg 4, after Puma was left behind at the start and then opted for an extreme northerly course.
While it was not enough to win the leg, it did propel the US team into second place at the finish in Auckland. ...
BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival preview
By Trish Jenkins, ,
6:10 PM Fri 6 Feb 2015 GMT
BVI Spring Regatta is being held from March 30 to 5 April 2015. The BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival offers a unique Caribbean regatta experience. Hosted by Nanny Cay Marina, the racing is suited to a huge variety of one-design and keel boats. ...
Marion to Bermuda Race deemed a signature event
By Marion to Bermuda Race, ,
5:35 PM Fri 6 Feb 2015 GMT
The Marion to Bermuda Race has been deemed a signature event by the Bermuda Tourism Authority as it is a proven entity, delivering on the core objectives of the BTA. ...
Barcelona World Race leaders pass the second ‘Great Cape’
By Barcelona World Race Media, ,
5:29 PM Fri 6 Feb 2015 GMT
In the Barcelona World Race leaders Cheminées Poujoulat have passed the second ‘Great Cape’. Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam crossed the longitude of Cape Leeuwin, around 600 miles south of the tip of south-western Australia, at 1525hrs (UTC), 37 days, 3 hours and 25 minutes after setting sail from Barcelona. ...
Audi Melges 20 - 2015 racing season shifts into high-gear
By International Audi Melges 20 Class Association, ,
3:58 PM Fri 6 Feb 2015 GMT
This forthcoming weekend, on February 6-8, the International Audi Melges 20 Class Association (IAM20CA) shifts the 2015 racing season into high-gear with two events on each side of the Atlantic. These regattas will feature world-class competition, camaraderieand fun that only the Audi Melges 20 can provide through impeccable shoreside activities, parties, and beneficial after racing debriefs. ...
Chicago Match Race Center announce 2015 schedule
By Chicago Match Race Center, ,
3:41 PM Fri 6 Feb 2015 GMT
The seventh season of world-class match racing will continue at the Chicago Match Race Center this summer, with 6 regattas and a series of clinics. These events will offer a wide variety of options to the competitive sailor at all levels - beginner, intermediate or advanced - in a unique, full-service environment that offers complete support for all on-water activities ...
Antigua Sailing Week preview + Video
By Antigua Sailing Week, ,
3:27 PM Fri 6 Feb 2015 GMT
Antigua Sailing Week is the most famous sailing regatta in the Caribbean. Since 1968, sailors from all over the world have flocked to Antigua for one of the world's most prestigious yachting regattas, and for good reason. ...
NSW Etchells: Out of the boat!
By John Curnow, ,
1:58 PM Fri 6 Feb 2015 GMT
The Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron in Kirribilli is the launching pad for the 2015 title clash. For day one of the campaign, Sydney Harbour decided to offer Sou’easters, which constantly varied in both direction and pressure, thereby necessitating that your eyes were always out of the boat to observe said changes. ...
St. Maarten Heineken Regatta - Innovation is key
By St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, ,
1:50 PM Fri 6 Feb 2015 GMT
2015 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta - Innovation is key when it comes to keeping competitors happy on the water. With that in mind the 2015 St.Maarten Heineken Regattas race committee has been working long hours to keep the event fun and exciting, even though they are now in their 35th year. ...
America's Cup: Artemis likes what they see in Bermuda
By America's Cup Media, ,
11:56 AM Fri 6 Feb 2015 GMT
Artemis Racing team manager Iain Percy says he’s very excited about the prospect of racing in Bermuda, which he is calling a tricky venue that will demand the best from the sailors.
'I’m really excited about Bermuda,' he says. 'You’ve always had the old adage in the America’s Cup that the fastest boat wins, but this is a tricky venue. We’ll all have to wake up. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Will Oxley on the Race so far - Part 1 *Feature
By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, ,
9:51 AM Fri 6 Feb 2015 GMT
The stopover in Sanya at the end of Leg 3 was a chance for Team Alvimedica navigator, Will Oxley to reflect on the leg just sailed, and the Volvo Ocean Race so far. 'Long periods of quite boring sailing interspersed with some quite important tactical periods where it became quite interesting,' is how Oxley, now on his third Volvo Ocean Race, describes the Leg. ...
Team Vestas Wind: Setting up base in the Alps
By Brian Carlin, Team Vestas Wind, ,
8:41 AM Fri 6 Feb 2015 GMT
Blog from Bergamo: Aimee now has the responsibility of organising accommodation for everyone that will live here for the next four months. Not only does she do this but also manages to somehow book our flights, transfers, get us into a gym…(I’m not going to say I like that idea of that, Trae will be here soon to undo the damage I did during Christmas. Stay tuned for that saga to develop). ...
JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship - Will a new record be set?
By Sail-World.com, ,
3:39 AM Fri 6 Feb 2015 GMT
Since the first regatta in 1938, the quality of competition at the J.J. Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship has been so strong that there have been only eleven multiple championship-winning skippers in the event’s 75 year history. U.S. champion Howie Hamlin is looking to regain JJ Giltinan title he won in 2002 and 2003 and will contest 2015 regatta with new rigs specially developed for the challenge ...
Extreme Sailing Series Singapore: The Wave scores three wins on Day 1
By Sail-World.com: NZL, ,
8:59 PM Thu 5 Feb 2015 GMT
Top British multihull sailor, Leigh McMillan, got off to an excellent start on Day 1 of the Extreme Sailing Series, Singapore.
Sailing The Wave Muscat, the team representing Oman won three of the eight races sailed to finish the day just where they wanted: in pole position. ...
Barcelona World Race - Indian Ocean tests skippers’ endurance
By Barcelona World Race Media, ,
5:03 PM Thu 5 Feb 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race - To sail 15,000 miles around the Southern Ocean is a marathon achievement, and five weeks after they set off, the seven teams in the Barcelona World Race are acutely aware of the fact that they are not yet halfway. After the survival conditions of the low pressure system which threatened the leaders ...
Volvo Ocean Race - Miss World shimmies up the mast of VOR boat
By Volvo Ocean Race, ,
4:49 PM Thu 5 Feb 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-14 Leg 4 - Miss World Rolene Strauss is used to being the focus of the photographer’s lens but on Thursday she turned the camera on herself to capture the most amazing ‘selfie’ up the 100ft (30.3 metres) mast of a Volvo Ocean Race boat. ...
Alpari World Match Racing Tour - Monsoon Cup preview + Video
By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, ,
4:27 PM Thu 5 Feb 2015 GMT
For the Monsoon Cup in Malaysia, the season finale of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour, twelve of the world’s top match racing teams are readying themselves for competition. Now in its 10th year, and with the event being staged in Johor in the south of Malaysia for the first time, the new venue could shake up the pecking order ...
Extreme Sailing Series - The Wave on track for first win in Singapore
By Oman Sail, ,
2:38 PM Thu 5 Feb 2015 GMT
On the opening day of the Extreme Sailing Series Leigh McMillan’s hopes of turning the tables to post his first ever win in Singapore are on track after The Wave, Muscat finished at the top of the leaderboard while the new crew on Oman Air wasted little time in offering glimpses of their potential. ...
San Diego Yacht Club - Sinks and McElvain are an unstoppable pair
By Katelyn Montero, ,
2:13 PM Thu 5 Feb 2015 GMT
If Scott Sinks and Rebecca McElvain weren’t already on your list of young sailors to watch out for, the Yacht Racing Union of Southern California is making sure that they are now. Together, Sinks and McElvain are an unstoppable pair. As a pair, they have collected a number of titles, including first place in the 2014 U.S. Sailing Youth Championship and 2014 C420 National Championship. ...
Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 1 Singapore Day 1
By Extreme Sailing Series, ,
1:59 PM Thu 5 Feb 2015 GMT
Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 1 Singapore Day 1 - He said he wanted to win and wouldn’t settle for second this time round. And for Leigh McMillan and the team on The Wave, Muscat their campaign to become 2015 Extreme Sailing Series™ champions couldn’t have got off to a better start. Under the gaze of the towering Singapore city skyline, ...
ISAF recruiting for Chief Executive Officer
By Sail-World.com, ,
1:42 PM Thu 5 Feb 2015 GMT
ISAF are now recruiting for a Chief Executive Officer, who will replace Jerome Pels who resigned last October after 17 years with ISAF, the last six of those as CEO.
We note the long list of criteria for the potential office holder, the very last of which is.... Can you guess? ...