| News for the Last 30 Days - USA & the World
America’s Cup - British Challenge accepted by Golden Gate Yacht Club
By Marina Johnson, ,
5:00 PM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
Royal Yacht Squadron Racing (RYSR) has had its challenge accepted by the America’s Cup defender, the Golden Gate Yacht Club of San Francisco. RYSR is the affiliate club of the Royal Yacht Squadron and the challenging club for Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR), now the official British entry for the 35th America’s Cup in 2017. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - It’s been emotional, but it’s time to move on
By Volvo Ocean Race, ,
3:49 PM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
Battered, bruised, happy, worried. You name it, at least one Volvo Ocean Race sailor felt it after a roller-coaster of a Round Britain and Ireland Race. So what next? For Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, it was a week of smiles but keeping a tight lid on the growing optimism built on a near-perfect build-up to Race start on October 4 in Alicante. ...
Cork OCR - Sail Canada Senior Nationals wrap up
By Marianne Davis, ,
3:33 PM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
The Sail Canada Senior Nationals wrapped up today at CORK OCR after five days of racing in the Kingston harbour. Racing took place for all fleets despite being plagued by more light wind. It was show time on the skiff course as the 49er and 49erFX fleets moved to the stadium course for theater style racing. ...
J/111 World Championships - British Teams take early lead on day 1
By Stuart Johnstone, Cowes, Isle of Wight ,
2:08 PM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
Day one of the inaugural J/111 World Championships hosted by Royal Yacht Squadron Racing in Cowes dawned with a forecast of light and fickle breeze. The first start was scheduled for 13:00, the race got under way on time in six knots of wind, but was abandoned after a short period as the wind faded. ...
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Jellyfish stings British Soldier
By RORC Event Press, ,
12:54 PM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
Six yachts are still racing in the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race and after light winds slowed their progress yesterday (Wednesday) morning, the wind picked up overnight much to the delight of the remaining competitors. British Soldier and Relentless on Jellyfish are having a tremendous battle in IRC Two and the three remaining Two-Handed teams are making great progress. ...
International Cadet World Championship – Day 4 at Weymouth, England
By Peter Collyer/Peter Campbell, ,
9:02 AM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
Royal Geelong Yacht Club brother and sister, Thomas and Sophie Alexander have extended their overall lead to a healthy five points over their nearest rivals in the International Cadet World championship at Weymouth on the south coast of England. ...
Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Light wind plagues Lake Jinniu
By ISAF, ,
8:37 AM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
Lake Jinniu was plagued with little to no wind on the fourth day of competition at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games with no racing possible. With light winds forecasted ahead of the day the hard working race committee were always facing an uphill battle and a long wait on the water for anything to materialise. ...
2014 Formula Kite World Championships - Bridges strike back on day 2
By Markus Schwendtner, Istanbul ,
8:30 AM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 IKA Formula Kite World Championship - It was a tight battle today in the women’s fleet with Steph Bridge (GBR, North) swapping first places with defending World Champion Erika Heineken (USA, ML/Ozone). Heineken scored three bullets bringing her in 0.7 points striking distance to Bridge, sitting in first now with 12 points. ...
AWT Quatro Desert Showdown at Punta San Carlos
By American Windsurfing Tour, ,
8:00 AM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
The week started with an incredible day of action seeing Morgan Noireaux win his first AWT pro title and Fiona Wylde her first women’s crown. Day two of the AWT Quatro Desert Showdown saw the wind take a break but with the waves staying around no one was disappointed. Day three once again had little wind but all competitors stayed busy on the water either surfing or SUPing. ...
SAP 505 World Championship - Holt and Woelfel on top
By SAP 505 Worlds, ,
3:26 AM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
Mike Holt and Rob Woelfel have moved to the top of the leaderboard of the SAP 505 World Championship after winning a breezy race in Kiel, Germany, today. They sit just two points ahead of their training partners, the British duo of Andy Smith and Tim Needham who pushed the Americans all the way around the windy and wavy race course. ...
2014 IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championship - Day 2
By Will Ricketson, ,
3:14 AM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 IFDS World Championship - After a brief delay on the water due to lack of breeze, the collective patience of competitors and race officials was rewarded with another picturesque day of racing at the 2014 IFDS Worlds. Warm temperatures, flat water and winds of around 12 knots made for perfect conditions for the three Paralympic racing classes. ...
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week; MC38s Lindeman Island Race VIDEO
By Dale Lorimer, Hamilton Island ,
3:02 AM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
On the first day of racing the MC38s were heading for the finish line with a building breeze, great light and a flat sea. Dale & Crosbie Lorimer captured the action at close range. ...
2014 Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Championship - Ready to rock
By Melges 20, ,
2:15 AM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
The 2014 Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Championship, hosted by Sail Newport takes place this weekend - 21-23 August with guarantee of great racing, supreme competition and outstanding sailing conditions. Fifteen teams of the highest quality from all over the continent have arrived in Newport with all sights set on the National Championship title and trophy ...
IFDS Worlds - Wind delays, but racing continues in Halifax
By Kathy Large, ,
2:06 AM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
It was a sunny day with light winds when everyone headed out to the race courses this morning at the High Liner Foods IFDS Worlds 2014 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. But the wind built across the harbour and the race officers picked their spots and soon enough, all three classes were racing again. ...
IFDS World Championships - Day 2 images by Jude Robertson
By Sail-World.com, ,
10:01 PM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
Jude Robertson was back on the water for day two of the IFDS World Championships in Halifax to capture these images. ...
MS Cup - Three days until the start
By Blake Middleton, ,
8:53 PM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
There are only three days until the 2014 MS Cup! Thanks so much to all of you who have already made contributions! If you can still help out, any amount you are comfortable contributing would be greatly appreciated! ...
America's Cup: Rod Davis - Time for a change after ten years with team *Feature
By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, ,
6:44 PM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
New Artemis Racing coach, Rod Davis says it was time for a change after ten years in a coaching role with Emirates Team New Zealand. 'Ten years is a long time as a coach of a professional team. It was time for a change,' he told Sail-World.com from Sweden. 'I don’t know of any other professional coaches that have gone ten years with the same team.' ...
ISAF seeking hosting bids for Nations Cup
By ISAF, ,
4:22 PM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
ISAF is seeking bids from organizers to host ISAF Nations Cup Regional Finals during 2014-15 and the ISAF Nations Cup Grand Final in 2015. The ISAF Nations Cup, which was introduced in 1991, is based on a series of Regional Finals with the top crews meeting at a Grand Final. ...
Laser 4.7 Youth Worlds - Luvisetto and Alexadr Boite victorious +Video
By ILCA (As Amended by ISAF), ,
3:46 PM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
Asya Luvisetto and Alexadr Boite have claimed the girl's and boy's Laser Youth 4.7 World Championships after a championship dominated by light winds in Katatsu, Japan. In a fleet of 37 sailors from 22 nations, Asya Luvisetto (SUI) sealed her World Champion title with a day to spare in Karatsu, Japan after demonstrating she is an excellent all-rounder in the fresh 15-18 knots of the penultimate day ...
IFDS World Championships - Action shots by Tim Wilkes
By Sail-World.com, ,
2:36 PM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
Photographer Tim Wilkes was on site at the IFDS World Championships to capture these images. Enjoy! ...
Maxi yacht rendezvous this September in Sardinia
By International Maxi Association, ,
2:25 PM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
This September, the Costa Smeralda will once again be the world’s premier racing rendezvous for Maxi yachts. Sponsored by Rolex since 1985 and organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) and International Maxi Association (IMA), the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - and the Rolex Mini Maxi Worlds, this year in its fifth edition - are unmissable events for yacht designers, sailors and Maxi owners alike' ...
World Yacht Racing Forum 2014: 'Growing the business of Yacht Racing'
By MaxComm Communication, ,
12:41 PM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
WYRF provides the chance to discuss the issues facing the sport and to share best practice. It also facilitates business development through providing quality networking opportunities with decision makers from all areas within the industry. Now in its seventh year, the event will be centered around the theme 'Growing the business of Yacht Racing.' ...
Clipper Race: 2015-16 edition of world's longest ocean race 70% full
By Julia Wall-Clarke, ,
12:14 PM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
The world’s longest ocean race, uniquely for amateur sailors – the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is now 70% full for the 2015-16 edition, following a surge of crew sign-ups. The 40,000 mile, eleven month long event, known as one of the planets toughest endurance challenges will be the bi-annual events 10th Anniversary series and the second circumnavigation for the Clipper 70 fleet. ...
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland - Swish smash 5th World Record
By RORC Event Press, ,
11:35 AM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
Subject to ratification by the World Speed Sailing Record Council, this breaks the previous World Record for Monohulls 40 feet and less, set by Concise 2 in 2010, by over 18 hours. This will be the fifth World Record broken during the 2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club. ...
Leaderboards take shape at the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games 2014
By ISAF, ,
10:28 AM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
Three races were completed in the Boy's and Girl's Byte CII and Techno 293 fleets with the best breeze of the week saving itself for the third day of competition. A north easterly breeze in between six-eight knots ensured all of the days scheduled races were completed. ...
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