| News for the Last 30 Days - USA & the World
Lysekil Women's Match action commences August 5
By Joakim Hermansson, ,
8:26 PM Tue 14 May 2013 GMT
The 2013 Lysekil Women’s Match is set to take place 5-10 August and Danish match racing star Camilla Ulrikkeholm is one of the skippers already having accepted an invitation to this year’s event. British Olympian Lucy Macgregor, Claudia Pierce of New Zealand and last year’s rookie Alexa Bezel of Switzerland (runner-up in Lysekil 2012) will be some of her competitors. ...
WMRT Match Race Germany - Lake Contstance battle fast approaching
By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, ,
5:39 PM Tue 14 May 2013 GMT
Match Race Germany is coming up and the top match racing crews from around the world are gathering on the north shore of Lake Constance this week ready for the first salvos of the 2013 Alpari World Match Racing Tour, set to commence on Thursday. ...
Sail for Gold Regatta - Early entry fee discount period extended
By Matt Carter, ,
5:11 PM Tue 14 May 2013 GMT
2013 Sail for Gold Regatta event organisers are happy to confirm that the early entry fee discount period, which was due to close on Friday 10 May, will remain open until the final entry deadline of Friday 31 May - giving sailors the opportunity to get their entries in without breaking the bank! ...
Struntje Light leads strong fleet at Farr 40 East Coast Championship
By Bill Wagner, Annapolis, Maryland ,
3:13 PM Tue 14 May 2013 GMT
Skipper Jim Richardson and his crew aboard Barking Mad captured Quantum Key West 2013 in convincing fashion. Owner-driver Wolfgang Schaefer and the Struntje Light team went wire-to-wire to win the Miami Beach Invitational. ...
Atlantic Cup - Long, cold night for GryphonSolo2
By Joe Harris, ,
3:03 PM Tue 14 May 2013 GMT
Greetings from the shivering occupants of GryphonSolo2, currently competing in the Atlantic Cup. We are just passing the mouth of Delaware Bay and pointed towards the New Jersey shore and then the bright lights of NYC. ...
Finn World Masters - Sailors return en-masse to La Rochelle
By Robert Deaves, ,
2:02 PM Tue 14 May 2013 GMT
The Finn class returns en-masse to La Rochelle, France for the 2013 Finn World Masters next week. It is destined to be not only the largest Finn Masters ever, but also the largest Finn event ever if all the pre-entered 307 sailors from 27 countries show up. ...
Kieler Woche - Outright racing and pure excitement to the end
By Kieler Woche, ,
1:48 PM Tue 14 May 2013 GMT
The 2013 Kieler Woche will take place 22-30 June with victory and medal ranks being decided on the very last race day when the top six athletes race against each other in the finals. There will be no tactical games, but just outright racing and pure excitement until the very last, as only the finals will bring the decision. ...
ORC International World Championship - List of entries published
By ORC Media, ,
2:11 AM Tue 14 May 2013 GMT
Organizers for the 2013 Adria Ferries ORC International World Championship have published the list of entries who will compete at the event held in Ancona, Italy over 21-29 June 2013. To maintain the highest possible standards for the event, organizers have put limits on the number of entries eligible to race, so there are now 100 confirmed entries and 22 yachts on the waiting list. ...
Etchells Mid Winters West Regatta at San Diego YC overall
By Rusty Snapshackle, ,
1:58 AM Tue 14 May 2013 GMT
The 2013 SLAM Mid Winters West Regatta, the first of two major Etchells events on the west coast this Spring was held over the Easter Weekend. Point Loma Outfitting, owned by Fleet 13's own Tom Carruthers, proudly sponsored the three day regatta which attracted some of the best One Design racers on the left coast. ...
America's Cup: German team pulls out of Red Bull Youth series
11:51 PM Mon 13 May 2013 GMT
The German team in the Red Bull Youth America's Cup, has issued a statement announcing their withdrawal from the series, citing safety concerns emanating from the Artemis Racing incident last Thursday in San Francsico. ...
America´s Cup Artemis Crew in shock - newspaper quotes inaccurate
By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team,
10:04 PM Mon 13 May 2013 GMT
The sailing world is very much in shock following the death of British Olympic Gold and Silver medallist and America's Cup strategist Andrew 'Bart' Simpson trapped under water after the capsize of the Swedish AC72 Artemis on San Francisco Bay last Thursday. Helmsman Nathan Outteridge has issued a statement saying that quotes attributed to his father were not accurate. ...
Long Beach Race Week - Action commences June 28th
By Rich Roberts, ,
8:17 PM Mon 13 May 2013 GMT
The concept that sailboat racing could be fun even in large fleets of keelboats wasn't original 3 1/2 decades ago, but no event that evolved from that notion lives on more vigorously than the one that has ushered summer into Southern California for 35 years. ...
America's Cup: Barclay expects Cup to proceed as planned
By Richard Gladwell,
6:00 PM Mon 13 May 2013 GMT
TV3's that America's Cup CEO Stephen Barclay is confident regatta director Iain Murray will take every step to ensure the America's Cup goes ahead, and does so as safely as possible.
'I have every expectation that the event will proceed as planned. But I'm going to give Iain Murray the time he needs to really look at it with his expert panel and get it right.' ...
Atlantic Cup - Busy day for GryphonSolo2
By Joe Harris, ,
4:31 PM Mon 13 May 2013 GMT
In the Atlantic Cup, it was a busy 24 hours for Team GryphonSolo2, as we experienced light air for most of the day yesterday as we tried to get past Cape Hatteras. The joke between Tristan and I was that our computer screen was stuck with the image of Hatteras that wouldn't refresh. ...
Italian Olympic Week Garda wrap-up + Video
3:24 PM Mon 13 May 2013 GMT
The 2013 Italian Olympic Week Garda has come to a close. We look at the action that took place via comments and video interviews with sailors that competed. ...
US Moth Class announces 11th Hour Racing sponsorship
By Matthew Knowles, Newport, RI ,
3:18 PM Mon 13 May 2013 GMT
Sailing sponsorships are often about using high-profile regattas and athletes to sell products and services to a target audience. However, today the International Moth United States Class Association announces a very different kind of sponsorship arrangement. ...
Sailing Handicap Calculator - A distinct advantage on the water
By Lachlan Ritchie,
3:02 PM Mon 13 May 2013 GMT
Former Etchells world champion, Bruce Ritchie wishes there was such a thing as a sailing handicap calculator app when he competed on the international scene in the early 80s. This Sydney sailing veteran of 65 years may have proved himself on the water over the decades but working out handicap race result times both mid race and post-race had always proved an elusive task, until now. ...
Gladwell's Line: Tragedy in San Francisco + RYA Tribute Video *Feature
By Richard Gladwell,
12:42 AM Mon 13 May 2013 GMT
Following is the editorial published in Sail-World NZ's newsletter published on May 10, NZT. It is republished for those who don't subscribe to Sail-World.com's New Zealand newsletter. Tragedy hit the 2013 America's Cup with the death of double Olympic Medalist, Andrew 'Bart' Simpson. Includes RYA tribute video to Andrew Simpson ...
Access Class European Championships - Final day full of action + Video
By Icarus Sailing Media, ,
10:05 PM Sun 12 May 2013 GMT
Today, the 2013 Access European Championship comes to an end. On this last racing day in Switzerland, sailors from 12 countries arrived early at the Arbon Marina, ready to start with their preparations. Everybody was excited and ready to leave Lake Constance with an excellent performance. ...
Garda Trentino Olympic Week - Spectacular conclusion + Video
By Elena Giolai, ,
8:52 PM Sun 12 May 2013 GMT
A spectacular conclusion to the first leg of the Eurosaf Champions Sailing Cup 'Garda Trentino Olympic Week': sunshine, wind and the best Olympic athletes in the final regatta, never as on this occasion has the 'final race' determined the places on the podium, despite the number of races held during the week. ...
Melges 32 Audi Sailing Series - Fantastica victorious in Porto Ercole
By Joy Dunigan,
7:28 PM Sun 12 May 2013 GMT
In the 2013 Melges 32 Audi Sailing Series, taking advantage of great weather conditions, the Race Committee in Porto Ercole issued three more races to complete the second leg. Cirillo's single-digit scoreline, including a bullet in Race One of the series can be attributed to his victory. ...
Atlantic Cup - Wild night for GryphonSolo2
By Joe Harris, ,
4:18 PM Sun 12 May 2013 GMT
In the 2013 Atlantic Cup, it was a wild night in the Gulf Stream last night as GryphonSolo2 experienced high winds, lightning, squalls with heavy rain and generally trying conditions. Our strategy was to get out to the Gulf Stream quickly and take the longest ride possible to Cape Hatteras, which is about 270miles from Charleston. ...
Vendee Globe - Awards ceremony under the stars + Video
By Liliane Fretté, ,
1:09 PM Sun 12 May 2013 GMT
Last night on the main beach in Les Sables d’Olonne, Vendee Globe winner François Gabart, the skipper of Macif, received his trophy from the President of the General Council, Bruno Retailleau. As for the 10 other skippers who have finished the race, they have received a reward. The nine others were also acclaimed. ...
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race teams unveiled
By Ruth Harrington, ,
9:13 AM Sun 12 May 2013 GMT
For the 2013-14 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, more than 400 of the 650 crew members taking part, the largest ever assembled for the biennial event, attended the Crew Allocation ceremony at Portsmouth Guildhall where they met their new team mates for the first time and discovered which skipper had been chosen to lead their team around the globe. ...
Olympic Garda Week 2013 + Pre Medal Race video interviews
By SailCoach, ,
8:18 AM Sun 12 May 2013 GMT
The Olympic Garda Week 2013, Eurosaf Champions Sailing Cup will experience a new format that could be adopted in the next Olympic games. Yesterday was important because it was the last chance for sailors to qualify for the Medal Race. Gold fleet racing was held in extremely tricky conditions. ...
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