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2014 IFDS World Championship: Opening Ceremony images
By Jude Robertson, ,
2:56 AM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 IFDS World Championship - Perfect weather for the Opening Ceremony. Can't wait to see these incredible athletes on the water! ...
Opera House Cup - Images by Ingrid Abery
By Ingrid Abery/Sail-World.com, ,
9:00 PM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
Photographer Ingrid Abery was on site at the Opera House Cup in Nantucket to capture these images. The 12 Metre yachts were accompanied by other classics, Tempus Fugit with Andy Green onboard and the Rainbow fleet. ...
Teams descend upon Cowes for inaugural J/111 World Championships
By Stuart Johnstone, Cowes, Isle of Wight, England ,
8:33 PM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
Teams from across Europe are descending upon Cowes for the inaugural J/111 World Championships. The event will be hosted by the historic Royal Yacht Squadron, with racing taking place from Wednesday 20th until Sunday 24th August. Twelve races are scheduled across the five days, to give both local and travelling teams maximum opportunity to take the prestigious title. ...
Hamilton Island Race Week: Everywhere there's smiley people
By Bob Fisher, ,
8:15 PM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
The remarkable feature of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week is that wherever and whenever one looks at the faces of those in attendance, there are invariably smiles on them. The reason is simple – the event is held at this time of the year to capture the stunningly good weather that sends everyone on their way rejoicing, safe in the knowledge that they are going to enjoy their racing, be they of the ...
IFDS World Championships - US Paralympic hopefuls ready for racing
By Will Ricketson, ,
5:41 PM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
National sailing teams from around the world have gathered at the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron in Halifax, Nova Scotia for the 2014 IFDS World Championships, the premier annual event for Paralympic sailing classes. For the second year in a row, the American contingent is the largest at the event with 17 sailors. ...
Sopot Match Race - Poland's Tour debut deemed a triumph
By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, ,
5:17 PM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
Set on the Bay of Gdansk, Sopot Match Race is the pinnacle of Poland’s highly active domestic match racing circuit, the Polish Match Tour, but for this, its eleventh year, it received the additional boost of becoming part of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour. ...
Vineyard Race celebrates 80th running of the East Coast classic
By Charles Barthold, Stamford ,
4:44 PM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
This year’s running of the Vineyard Race (hosted by Stamford Yacht Club) will be bigger than ever and offers racers a choice of options, one that will fit every racing style and need. The 80th running of the race will be held over Labor Day weekend with the start and finish of Stamford Harbor in Connecticut. ...
Nanjing Youth Olympic Games: Young sailors begin racing on Lake Jinniu
By ISAF, ,
3:27 PM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
The four Techno 293 and Byte CII fleets played to a crowd of 2,000 at the Youth Olympic Games as racing commenced on Lake Jinniu in Nanjing, China. Sailing tickets have completely sold out for the Youth Olympic Sailing Competition and with a full view of Race Area A the crowd witnessed three Techno 293 Boys and Girls races and a single Byte CII race towards the end of the day. ...
AWT Quatro Desert Showdown - Victory for Morgan Noireaux
By American Windsurfing Tour, ,
2:04 PM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
Punta San Carlos, Baja delivers once again for the AWT Quatro Desert Showdown. Day one saw the women and the pros take to the water as the forecast called for the best conditions of the week. After an introduction to all the crew and competitors at the camp it was time to head to the point where the first heat of the day got under way. ...
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - Day 8: Test of endurance
By RORC Event Press, ,
11:13 AM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
Ten yachts are still racing in the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race although the next yacht to finish the gruelling 1800 mile race is not expected until tomorrow evening. Over the last 24 hours a low pressure system that arrived from the north west, is bringing gale force headwinds that are hampering the progress of the fleet north of the Irish coast. ...
Bart's Bash: Over 2300 entered from 588 yacht clubs - Join here
By Sail-World, ,
10:30 AM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
Bart’s Bash will take place on Sunday 21st September 2014, and is set to become the world's biggest yacht race. To date over 2364 sailors and 588 yacht clubs from 50 different countries have signed up to be competitors. Each club makes its own race within a 24hr period on that date. Most are aiming for a huge spectacular start line with juniors competing alongside seniors in a unique event. ...
Halifax ready to welcome the world at 2014 IFDS World Championships
By Sail Canada, ,
9:14 AM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
The east coast hospitality has been in full display as an array of volunteers and professionals are putting the final touches on what is sure to be an outstanding event. RNSYS has a vast and proud heritage in hosting quality competition dating back some 177 years. ...
RC44 World Championship title to Bronenosec + Video
By RC44 Class Association, ,
8:33 AM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
Principal Race Officer Peter ‘Luigi’ Reggio explained: 'The wind was over our normal limit of 26-28 knots at 2-3m, so at the top of the rigs it would have been 28-30. We were anticipating it dying down, but unfortunately the sea state wouldn’t die with it. So ultimately it was down to the sea state.' ...
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: Day 2 Images by Crosbie Lorimer
By Crosbie Lorimer, Hamilton Island ,
6:31 AM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
There was a colourful start to today's racing with the majority of the fleet heading north under spinnaker from the start line off the yacht club in Dent Passage.
Light breezes did not prevent the Wild Oats XI AC45 from flying hulls as she creamed across Whistunday Passage with the media boat sticking close to her tail. Crosbie Lorimer was amongst the photographers enjoying the ride! ...
IFDS Worlds - Gary Jobson to attend opening ceremonies
By Kathy Large, ,
3:42 AM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
The acclaimed American sailor Gary Jobson will be one of the special guests attending the opening ceremonies of the High Liner Foods IFDS Worlds 2014 at the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron on Monday, August 18th at 1800 hours. The event is scheduled to happen in the boatyard near the Marine Activity Centre and reporters and camera operators are welcome to attend. ...
Melges 32 U.S. National Championship - Dalton DeVos crowned champion
By Melges 32, ,
3:18 AM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
Congratulations are in full order for the youngest helm in the fleet - Dalton DeVos aboard Delta, along with Jonathan McKee as tactician and crew comprised of Morgan Reeser, Zach Hurst, his father Doug, John Wallace, Linda Lindquist-Bishop and Cody Schlub as they are the new Melges 32 U.S. National Champions. In second overall, one point behind is Ryan DeVos on Volpe. ...
2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games trailer
By Patrik Pollak, ,
2:53 AM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Second Youth Olympic Games start today. Together with other young athletes there will also 41 windsurfers from BIC Techno 293 fighting for Olympic medal. ...
2014 Chicago Grand Slam - Canfield wins
By Chicago Match Race Center, ,
2:22 AM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
The cold, foggy weather may have dampened the spirits of the thousands of Chicagoans arrayed on shore for the Air and Water Show, but the action could not have been hotter for the final day of racing at the Chicago Grand Slam. The morning fog shut down visibility in the race area enough so that race managers postponed for about one hour until the conditions cleared enough to set up the course ...
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Varuna takes overall lead
By Trish Jenkins, ,
1:51 AM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
Jens Kellinghusen's Ker 51, Varuna sailed across the finish line of the 2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race at 12.10.32 BST on 17th August 2014. Varuna is now in first place in IRC overall, with a number of yachts still to finish. Varuna's time, corrected under IRC, puts the German yacht in an extremely strong position to win the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race. ...
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week; Crosbie Lorimer Day 1 Images
By Crosbie Lorimer, Hamilton Island ,
10:33 PM Sun 17 Aug 2014 GMT
Some of the heavy air specialists must be wondering whether it's time to re-train for Audi Hamilton Island Race Week after Day 1 of racing in 2014 started much as it signed off in 2013, with very light airs for the entire Lindeman Island race.
Not that such conditions in any way worried most of the crews who, despite a shortened course at Lindeman Island for many of them, returned to the dock ...
Fisher's View: Hamilton Island Race Week - Day 1 - Stayin' Alive
By Bob Fisher, ,
8:05 PM Sun 17 Aug 2014 GMT
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week began in a long-time expected fashion with a light (even perhaps ultra-light) south-easterly breeze for the Round Lindeman Island Race. It was a gentle preparation for the following five days of racing to come, but it provided those of us unused to the venue to absorb the surroundings from the deck of Sandy Oatley’s motor yacht, Andiamo ...
CORK Olympic Classes Regatta 2014 - Day one
By CORK, ,
2:59 PM Sun 17 Aug 2014 GMT
Cloudy skies and rain with a breeze of about 15 to 18 knots greeted the competitors this afternoon for their noon start. The skiff course had a full day, completing their scheduled four races for each of the 49er and I14 fleets, and five races for the 49erFX fleet. ...
Youth Olympics: practice over, athletes welcomed, time for YOG sailing
By ISAF, ,
1:37 PM Sun 17 Aug 2014 GMT
One hundred and one sailors across four fleets have completed registration and are fully prepared for racing on Lake Jinniu in Nanjing. The Nanjing 2014 Opening Ceremony had it all. Ancient and modern China was represented through jaw dropping audacity on an epic scale. ...
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Record for Artemis-Team Endeavour
By RORC Event Press, ,
11:24 AM Sun 17 Aug 2014 GMT
Artemis-Team Endeavour had enjoyed an epic battle with Andrew Budgen and Fred Schwyn's Volvo 70, Monster Project for IRC Line Honours and the Canting Keel Class. Artemis-Team Endeavour crossed the line just over an hour and 20 minutes ahead of Monster Project to win the class on corrected time and set the benchmark for the IRC fleet to try and better. ...
2014 Melges 32 U.S. National Championship - Day 2
By Melges 32, ,
4:46 AM Sun 17 Aug 2014 GMT
An additional three races were held on day two of the 2014 Melges 32 U.S. National Championship for a total of six heats complete. A discard took effect and ever so slightly shuffled the leaderboard to give Ryan DeVos on Volpe an extended overnight lead. Ryan is followed by his cousin Dalton DeVos on Delta in second, while Jason Carroll and his Argo team, after a very tough day are now third. ...