| News for the Last 30 Days - USA & the World
Ainslie Racing gets big Government funding boost for Portsmouth base
By Ben Ainslie Racing, ,
12:03 PM Tue 1 Jul 2014 GMT
New base for Ben Ainslie Racing has the potential to bring significant economic and sporting benefits to the UK, particularly for Portsmouth and the wider Solent area. A recent report on Team New Zealand suggested that the NZ component of its 2010-2013 campaign in Auckland created 1,000 jobs and brought an $88million boost to the local economy. ...
Paige Railey: ISAF Youth Worlds produced Laser Radial talent
By ISAF / Imogen Stanley, ,
9:45 AM Tue 1 Jul 2014 GMT
In 2005 Railey was at the top of her game, she won gold at the ISAF Youth Worlds taking six wins out of the eleven races. Following on from this Railey went onto win European Gold and finally, but most impressively, the Open World Championship title. This sprinkling of gold put her at a well-deserved World #1 ranking confirming her status as the world’s best in 2005. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Mid-Atlantic encounter with Queen Mary 2 + Video
By Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, ,
8:14 AM Tue 1 Jul 2014 GMT
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR) received an incredible surprise today when they received a mid-Atlantic salute from the iconic British ocean liner the RMS Queen Mary 2, the flagship of the Cunard line. Shortly before 1700 UTC and sailing upwind at 11 knots, Azzam was overhauled by the massive 1,132-foot, 76,000 tonne Queen Mary 2 (QM2) travelling at twice her speed ...
2014 Star Class World Championship - Day 1
By Icarus Sailing, ,
2:27 AM Tue 1 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Star World Championship - It was a long Monday here at Fragile Vela Meclizine on beautiful Lake Garda for the start of the 2014 International Star Class World Championship. A ferocious storm during the previous night hindered the afternoon wind. ...
PWA Awaza World Cup - All set for Turkmenistan action
By Chris Yates, ,
2:09 AM Tue 1 Jul 2014 GMT
The PWA enters new territory as the slalom sailors prepare to take centre stage in Turkmenistan. From the first to the 6th July the PWA will be entering unchartered waters as the male and female slalom fleets head to Turkmenistan for the first time ever, for what promises to be a fantastic new event on the PWA Slalom World Tour. ...
Lightning Youth World Championship - Day 2
By International Lightning Class Association, ,
12:33 AM Tue 1 Jul 2014 GMT
Two more races were completed in the 2014 Lightning Youth World Championship today. The top three teams from yesterday showed consistency through the first race today. Team Rondina from Brazil kept up their winning streak with another bullet. Team Lutz from the USA and Team Lorca from Chile finished two, three to tie for second place. ...
2014 Etchells Worlds: Images of Newport, Bertrand returns after 31 yrs
By Daniel Forster, Newport RI ,
10:56 PM Mon 30 Jun 2014 GMT
After an absence of 31 years, Australia's John Bertrand returned to Newport RI for the 2014 Etchells World Championships, with his long-time crew of Grant Simmer and Andrew Palfrey.
The finished a very creditable seventh in the regatta won by USA's Bill Hardesty.
Daniel Forster, working out of his hometown, provided this gallery of images from the regatta ...
Star World Championship - Tremendous battle on Day 1
By Star Class World Championship, ,
8:23 PM Mon 30 Jun 2014 GMT
It was a long Monday at Fraglia Vela Malcesine on beautiful Lake Garda for the start of the 2014 International Star Class World Championship. A ferocious storm during the previous night hindered the afternoon wind. After an hour and a half delay, a stable Ora developed, but the over-eager fleet of 87 teams required two general recalls and a Black Flag before the fleet got away. ...
Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race - Variety of ways to get involved
By Barby MacGowan, ,
8:14 PM Mon 30 Jun 2014 GMT
Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race organizers have a knack for working with local communities to rev up excitement for the race, and all the while, they are thinking about giving back. Even if one doesn’t own a sailboat there are several ways to get involved with the race, which celebrates its 90th edition Saturday, July 12. ...
Star World Championship - Day 1 images by Carlo Borlenghi
By Carlo Borlenghi Images, ,
7:16 PM Mon 30 Jun 2014 GMT
Photographer Carlo Borlenghi was on the water for day one of the Star World Championship to capture these images. ...
Laser Master Europeans - Excellent conditions on day 1
By Royal Belgian Sailing Club, ,
6:48 PM Mon 30 Jun 2014 GMT
Today the Laser Master Europeans started with a breeze of 10 knots from the west and finished the day with a seven to eight knot breeze from the north. Sea conditions were excellent yet challenging, 30cm waves and 1.5 knots of current coming from Zeebrugge. ...
Stena Match Cup Sweden - Action-packed opening day in Marstrand
By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, ,
6:22 PM Mon 30 Jun 2014 GMT
The 20th anniversary Stena Match Cup Sweden opened with a full day of racing and eight flights of Qualifying completed in near perfect 12-15 knot winds and brilliant sunshine. At the end of play of day one, it is the Waka Racing and Team Alpari FX teams of New Zealand’s Phil Robertson and Australian Keith Swinton respectively, who lead, both currently on 5-0. ...
Nassau Cup Ocean Race - NoR and online registration available
By Carol Ewing, ,
6:17 PM Mon 30 Jun 2014 GMT
Since 1934, some of the best offshore sailors in the world have battled for the prestigious Miami to Nassau Cup, including Ted Turner, Dennis Conner, Dick Bertram, and Ted Hood, aboard legendary boats like Running Tide, Windward Passage, Tenacious, and Boomerang. ...
GryphonSolo2 continues slow passage to Portland
By Joe Harris, ,
6:04 PM Mon 30 Jun 2014 GMT
GryphonSolo2's Joe Harris reports on the continuing slow passage back to Portland from Bermuda. Hello sports fans-We are coming to you live today from 38’10 North x 67’17 West with breaking news regarding the passage of GS2 from Bermuda to Portland. ...
Stark Raving Mad VII wins Swan American Challenge trophy
By Alessandra Ghezzi, ,
5:41 PM Mon 30 Jun 2014 GMT
Jim Madden, owner of Swan 601 Stark Raving Mad VII (USA), is the winner of the Swan American Challenge trophy based on their performance in IRC in the 2014 Newport Bermuda Race. This is the second consecutive win of this title for Madden and his fourth race to Bermuda, having competed in each of them since 2008. ...
Melges 24 World Championship - Entries open for 2015 edition
By International Melges 24 Class Association, ,
5:18 PM Mon 30 Jun 2014 GMT
365 days to go until the Melges 24 World Championship! Large events take time to practice for - and to plan. Match Racing Denmark, who will be hosting the event next summer, attracting top sailors from all over the world to Middelfart, have just launched the event website, opening for entries. ...
470 Junior World Championships - Perfect breeze emerges on day 2
By 470 International Association Class, ,
3:52 PM Mon 30 Jun 2014 GMT
On day two of the 470 Junior World Championships, an insufficient breeze of around four knots following by a transitioning wind forced racing into postponement for about 90 minutes out on the water in Cervia, Italy. The light wind added to the heat and humidity, so relief when the breeze stabilized and race 3 for the 470 Women got underway in around 12 knots for some stunning racing. ...
ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship - Hosting bids invited for 2018
By ISAF, ,
3:30 PM Mon 30 Jun 2014 GMT
ISAF is now inviting all Member National Authorities to bid for the 2018 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship. The ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship is ISAFs longest running event, having taken place every year since the first championships hosted by Sweden in 1971. ...
Onion Patch Series - Stark Raving Mad and Simpatico victorious
By Talbot Wilson, ,
3:08 PM Mon 30 Jun 2014 GMT
Ask anyone who has done it… The Onion Patch is one tough series to win. It is a challenge to yacht, skipper and crew to prevail in these three spectacular events and venues. The Onion Patch series had two winners in 2014, Jim Madden’s Swan 601 Stark Raving Mad VII won the traditional IRC series and the Henry B. DuPont Memorial Trophy. ...
Ventura Summer Sailstice
By Bruce Fleming, California ,
12:05 PM Mon 30 Jun 2014 GMT
This Weta Weekend event was inspired by the need some of us had seen for a 'clinic' to raise the abilities of some of our fellow Weta sailors. Ventura was chosen for idyllic weather and consistent winds in the low teens. ...
Kieler Woche - 29ers: Salamon and Hallstrom are European Champions
By Herman Hell, ,
11:18 AM Mon 30 Jun 2014 GMT
A soft and conciliatory end of Kieler Woche 2014. The sailing event that showed all weather phenomena during the nine days, from spring awakening to summer thunderstorms and autumn storms. But on the last day, the crews of the 14 international classes could be sent out to onto the water for a few more last races. ...
Clipper Round The World - Teams face light winds and strong tides
By Clipper Ventures, ,
10:27 AM Mon 30 Jun 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race, following a spectacular send-off from Derry-Londonderry by the red arrows and big crowds, the penultimate race of the series, the OneDLL cup to Den Helder in the Netherlands, is underway. ...
Clipper Round The World - Simply LegenDerry!
By Ruth Harrington, ,
7:23 AM Mon 30 Jun 2014 GMT
The near 800 nautical mile race will be a tactical challenge, navigating around Scotland, into the North Sea, and then on to the historic Naval port on the north west edge of Holland. The crew was treated to gastro breakfast sandwiches prepared by local ‘celebrity’ chefs before the teams were led to their yachts by Derry-Londonderry Mayor Councillor Brenda Stevenson. ...
BIC Techno 293 World Championship 2014 - Preview video
By Patrik Pollak, ,
4:30 AM Mon 30 Jun 2014 GMT
Last big event for the Youth Olympic windsurfing class this summer is World Championship in Brest, France. ...
Ullman Sails Long Beach Race Week 2014 - Day 3 wrap-up
By Rich Roberts, ,
3:02 AM Mon 30 Jun 2014 GMT
The sailors with the best prescriptions survived the relatively windless distress of a difficult Ullman Sails Long Beach Race Week---notably Bob Lane, the pharmacist who drove his familiar Andrews 63 named Medicine Man to first place in Random Leg PHRF 1 for the biggest of the 142 boats in 15 classes. ...