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NYYC Annual Regatta - Lead maintained on strange day 2 for Farr 40s
By Tink Chambers, ,
12:42 AM Sat 15 Jun 2013 GMT
Mother Nature can work in mysterious ways as is such at the New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta. When the nine boats competing in the Farr 40 class headed out to the race course on Narragansett Bay during day two, the wind was absolutely howling. About two hours later, the fleet was totally becalmed. ...
Flying 15 Worlds in Hong Kong
By RHKYC, Hong Kong ,
11:33 PM Fri 14 Jun 2013 GMT
This year’s Flying Fifteen World Championships, to be hosted by Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club, is shaping up to be a fierce contest amongst a compact fleet, with 51 entries received by the entry deadline of June 1. Of these, only four boats have indicated that they do not expect to contest the Hong Kong Nationals, to be held the week before the Worlds. ...
Marion Bermuda Race off to a flying start
By Talbot Wilson,
10:25 PM Fri 14 Jun 2013 GMT
The 19th Marion Bermuda Race is underway with a fast start. Of the 35 boats that had finally registered, 34 made it to the line. Warm Rain, a 32-foot Pacific Seacraft that was the smallest boat in the fleet, scratched yesterday. Sprit of Bermuda, the sole Classic Division entry crossed the line alone thus first in the first start. ...
Sail-World Site Upgrade
By The Editorial Team,
10:17 PM Fri 14 Jun 2013 GMT
Please note this site is currently undergoing an upgrade and for next few hours, while we have the latest news, some of the stories from over the last week won't be displayed. These will all appear in a rush shortly.
So if you are looking for news from the last few days, please log back on later. ...
PWA Catalunya World Cup - Maynard and Menegatti dominate on day 4
By Chris Yates,
9:18 PM Fri 14 Jun 2013 GMT
Day four of the PWA Catalunya World Cup saw the wind arrive much earlier than the opening three days of the competition, which allowed for the conclusion of two more eliminations. The competitors endured a grueling day - spanning seven hours - after they began competing shortly after eleven o’clock. ...
Marion Bermuda Race off to a flying start
By Talbot Wilson,
9:06 PM Fri 14 Jun 2013 GMT
The 19th Marion Bermuda Race is underway with a fast start. Of the thirty-five boats that had finally registered, thirty-four made it to the line. Warm Rain, a 32-foot Pacific Seacraft that was the smallest boat in the fleet, scratched yesterday. Sprit of Bermuda, the sole Classic Division entry crossed the line alone thus first in the first start. ...
Sail for Gold Regatta - Action shots from Weymouth (Part 2)
By Anna Parker and The Sail-World Team, ,
8:30 PM Fri 14 Jun 2013 GMT
Check out more of the action shots from the Sail for Gold Regatta at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy taken by photographer Paul Wyeth. ...
Route des Princes: Edmond de Rothschild masters at Portuguese stopover
By Sabina Mollart Rogerson, ,
7:59 PM Fri 14 Jun 2013 GMT
In the 2013 Route des Princes, just as they did in Valencia, Sebastien Josse's crew on Edmond de Rothschild proved the masters of the short, high intensity inshore race courses Friday on the more compact confines and tricky currents of Lisbon's Tagus river, emerging from the first three races of the Portugese stopover with a narrow lead of two points for inshore series here. ...
Uncertainty remains in Francis Joyon's North Atlantic record chase
By Mer et Media,
4:42 PM Fri 14 Jun 2013 GMT
It was once more with a remarkably calm voice for a sailor at the helm of a 30-metre machine speeding along at between 25 and 30 knots that Francis Joyon confirmed his ETA at the finish, in other words that he is due to cross the legendary line marking the finish of the North Atlantic crossing off The Lizard at the southern tip of Cornwall on Sunday evening. ...
Etchells World Championship - Americans out front in Tuscany
By Laura Jelmini, ,
4:30 PM Fri 14 Jun 2013 GMT
On day five of the 2013 Etchells World Championship, one race was sailed with a west-north-west wind blowing on the sail area. Due to some important wind shifts, the top mark was moved twice which made very difficult the race regarding tactical options and resulted in very bad scoring for some of the best teams. ...
Giraglia Rolex Cup fleet ready for the off in Sanremo
3:08 PM Fri 14 Jun 2013 GMT
The scintillating 2013 Giraglia Rolex Cup start is on the horizon. In upwards of 200 yachts representing almost twenty countries will contest this historic annual event, which has been running for 60 uninterrupted years. Competition on the water starts this evening with around half the fleet scheduled to participate in the 58-nm prologue race running from Sanremo, Italy to Saint-Tropez, France. ...
Argentario Sailing Week - Panerai Classic Yacht action underway
By Tessa Wiechmann, Maremma, Tuscany ,
2:54 PM Fri 14 Jun 2013 GMT
The fourteenth edition of the Argentario Sailing Week, the international regatta reserved for classic yachts, commenced on Thursday in Maremma, Tuscany. The majestic yachts were docked in Porto Santo Stefano as registrations were completed at the Race Village and sailing lovers admired close-up the classic beauties which have made the history of yachting for over a century. ...
Volvo Ocean Race celebrates '40 Years, 40 Faces' with new exhibition
By Kevin Fylan,
2:36 PM Fri 14 Jun 2013 GMT
To celebrate the Volvo Ocean Race's 40th birthday in 2013, the race presents a photo exhibition with a spectacular new take on sailing’s premier round-the-world adventure. The exhibition is running at the Volvo Ocean Race Museum in Alicante, Spain from Friday, June 14 until Feb 28, 2014 and uses 40 images to tell the story of a race that began life as the Whitbread on September 8, 1973. ...
Etchells World Championship - The Martian retains overall lead
By Laura Jelmini,
2:10 PM Fri 14 Jun 2013 GMT
At the 2013 Etchells World Championship, ISAF Vice-President George Andreadis was on form in Rosignano, Italy on Thursday but the Martian retains the overall lead. Sailing Efyra III, Andreadis was at the top of the fleet in both the races sailed, finishing second in the opening race of the day and ending on a high with a bullet in the second race to climb to third overall on the leaderboard. ...
Sail for Gold Regatta - Action shots for Weymouth (Part 1)
By Anna Parker and The Sail-World Team,
2:07 PM Fri 14 Jun 2013 GMT
The 2013 Sail for Gold Regatta has now come to a close at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy. We look back at the action that took place via this series of images taken by RYA photographer Paul Wyeth. ...
SBYC to host San Francisco Clipper Round the World Yacht Race stopover
By Amy Martindale, ,
12:06 PM Fri 14 Jun 2013 GMT
Following the announcement by the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race of its partnership with South Beach Yacht Club (SBYC), SBYC is now named the official host of the race fleet when it calls into San Francisco next April as part of its 40,000 miles, 11 month, route around the world, starting from London on 1st September 2013 and returning there in July 2014. ...
America's Cup: AC72 Practice Racing - extended Am-Cam video
By John Navas, San Francisco, USA ,
11:41 AM Fri 14 Jun 2013 GMT
The always excellent, John Navas presents more Am-Cam video from San Francisco. On Wednesday June 12, he shot all three AC72's in action and produced two videos. The first of Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa training, and the second video shows one of Oracle Team USA's AC72's in a test session. ...
159th New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta - Weather feast anticipated
By Brad Dellenbaugh, ,
11:30 AM Fri 14 Jun 2013 GMT
Participants of the 159th New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta anticipating a 'Weather Feast' as the 19 nautical mile sprint could be wild and wet, since forecasts predict high winds and more rain for an already saturated Northeast. ...
Marion Bermuda Race - How long will the winds last during the race?
By Talbot Wilson,
10:54 AM Fri 14 Jun 2013 GMT
Navigator on Spirit of Bermuda,Larry Rosenfeld, is hesitant to give an ETA for the big blue Bermuda Sloop as the big question on the eve of the 19th Marion Bermuda Race is how long will the wind last as the boats head down the 645-mile course to Bermuda. ...
New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup preview
By Jan Harley, ,
9:05 AM Fri 14 Jun 2013 GMT
Rolex presents 2013 New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup where 20 yacht club teams that will compete from September 7th to 14th, 2013. ...
470 European Championships - Nailbiting action on Day 4 + Videos
By 470 Class Association, ,
8:44 AM Fri 14 Jun 2013 GMT
470 European Championships fourth day - Some nailbiting action from the day’s two races across the fleets and all change at the top of the leaderboard. France takes over the yellow leader bibs in both the 470 Men and 470 Women events, with dominant performances from Sofian Bouvet/Jérémie Mion and Camille Lecointre/Mathilde Geron. ...
America's Cup: Challengers have first practice race in San Francisco
2:20 AM Fri 14 Jun 2013 GMT
Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa have squared off in the first unofficial practice race of the 34th America's Cup Regatta, sailing over the full course. For the first time two AC72’s lined up and raced on the course that will be used for the Louis Vuitton and America’s Cup regattas which start in just over three weeks. See videos from Emirates Team NZ and America's Cup TV ...
NYYC Annual Regatta - Barking Mad takes early lead on day 1
By Tink Chambers, ,
12:45 AM Fri 14 Jun 2013 GMT
On the opening day of the New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta presented by Rolex, skippers and crews fought through cold and rainy conditions to complete three races. Barking Mad owner-driver Jim Richardson was chilled to the bone and could not wait to find a warm spot indoors after berthing his boat at the Newport Shipyard. However, Richardson was a happy man after Barking Mad won the day. ...
PWA Catalunya World Cup - Mixed bag on day 3 in Costa Brava
By Chris Yates,
8:10 PM Thu 13 Jun 2013 GMT
On day three of the PWA Catalunya World Cup, winds ranged from 7-20 knots as two wind directions hit the Golf-de-Roses over the course of a few hours. Costa Brava was transformed from a starboard tack slalom paradise into a port tack slalom heaven in the same afternoon. The sea breeze, which is synonymous with Costa Brava enabled a further six heats to be completed. ...
Sail for Gold Regatta - Medals decided at the WPNSA + Video
By Matt Carter, ,
7:47 PM Thu 13 Jun 2013 GMT
The 2013 Sail for Gold Regatta medals were decided across the eight Olympic and two Paralympic events today (Thursday 13 June) as the third stage of the 2013 EUROSAF Champions Sailing Cup drew to a close. On arrival to the WPNSA, the world’s best Olympic and Paralympic sailors were greeted with howling winds of up to 35 knots as Race Officials pondered on what the final day of racing had in store. ...
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