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NYYC Annual Regatta images by Daniel Forster
By Kirsten Ferguson, ,
10:07 PM Mon 17 Jun 2013 GMT
The 159th New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta Presented by Rolex, wrapped up yesterday, Sunday, June 16th in Newport, R.I. We take a look back at some of the action via this series of images, captured on the water by photographer Daniel Forster. ...
Marion Bermuda Race - Leaders fight for late night finish
By Talbot Wilson, ,
9:31 PM Mon 17 Jun 2013 GMT
In the Marion Bermuda Race, as anticipated late Sunday, the ‘line honor’ leaders hit the wall Monday afternoon. According to the YellowBrick tracker they now seem to be sailing on the wind, on a long port tack to Bermuda. The ‘handicap’ leaders are the smaller boats that have kept the old, reaching breeze longer and made their time on the other boats in their class. ...
Cowes Week and the Rolex Fastnet - Two great events rolled into one
By Sue Pelling, ,
8:06 PM Mon 17 Jun 2013 GMT
In one year’s time, when two of the world’s iconic sailing events like Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week and the Rolex Fastnet Race follow on from one another, it is not surprising to see many competitors grab the opportunity to participate in both events. ...
Route des Princes - Spindrift Racing continues to lead Leg 2
By Sabina Mollart Rogerson, ,
8:00 PM Mon 17 Jun 2013 GMT
In the 2013 Route des Princes, racing with the whole MOD70 fleet in close contact for periods today, Yann Guichard and the crew of Spindrift continue to lead Leg 2 as they passed to the east of the centre of the depression and have been enjoying fast downwind sailing, slowed only by the confused, difficult seas. ...
ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 17th June 2013
By ISAF, ,
6:58 PM Mon 17 Jun 2013 GMT
The ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 17th June 2013 have been released with Austrian sailors storming up the rankings to match Australia with four top three positions. At world number one, eight nations are now represented with Australia's Mat Belcher and Will Ryan unbeaten, again. In the 49er class, the French have claimed both the number one and number two spots. ...
Kito De Pavant (Groupe Bel) establishes new world record
By John Reed, WSSR / Sail-World,
6:34 PM Mon 17 Jun 2013 GMT
The World Speed Sailing Record Council (WSSR) has announced the establishment of a new World Record by Kito De Pavant (FRA). Pavant sailed singlehanded Monohull 60 foot 'Groupe Bel' from Marseille to Carthage. ...
Apps4Sailing.com releases free app for Android users
By Linda Cullum, Vermont ,
6:08 PM Mon 17 Jun 2013 GMT
Apps4Sailing.com has released Parts of a Sailboat, Learn to Tie Knots and one free app, How to Turn a Sailboat for Android users on Google Play. The free app features 'Coming About: Turning a sailboat into and through the wind' ...
Christoph Burger to be on board of North Sails Switzerland
By North Sails Schweiz,
1:37 PM Mon 17 Jun 2013 GMT
Christoph Burger, with immediate effect, will be on board of North Sails to enforce their presence in Switzerland. He is born in a sailmaking-family and has 20 years experiences in sailing. He will complete the teams around Daniel Schroff in the German-speaking part of Switzerland and Pierre-Yves Jorand in the French-speaking part. ...
American Youth Sailing Force training program - Phase 1 concludes
By Ross Tibbits, ,
11:45 AM Mon 17 Jun 2013 GMT
The American Youth Sailing Force (The Force) training program first phase concluded this past weekend with the final two days of AC45 training provided by Oracle Team USA (OTUSA). With OTUSA’s withdrawal of support, the team is on its own for the next phase of training. ...
New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta - Tough Day 4
By Tink Chambers,
9:20 AM Mon 17 Jun 2013 GMT
Enfant Terrible and Barking Mad were tied on points as the two boats sailed to the finish line under spinnaker out on the Atlantic Ocean. Enfant Terrible needed to hold second place in order to win the regatta. Meanwhile, Barking Mad had to pick off one boat and move into fourth place to pull out the victory ...
U.S. Women’s Match Racing Championships at Chicago Match Race Center
By Jake Fish, ,
9:00 AM Mon 17 Jun 2013 GMT
U.S. Women’s Match Racing Championship 2013 - The three-day series at the Chicago Match Race Center featured everything from light shifty breeze to big wind and waves ...
America's Cup: Artemis Racing's Iain Percy - 'We want to race'
11:32 PM Sun 16 Jun 2013 GMT
Artemis Racing's Sailing Director, Iain Percy, has spoken out for the first time since the team's training accident, on May 9, 2013, which resulted in the death of his fellow double Olympic medalist, and long time friend and crew, Andrew 'Bart' Simpson. Interviewed by Genny Tulloch of America's Cup Uncut, Percy spoke of the loss of his 'best mate' and the impact on the team. ...
Cleveland Race Week - 71 strong one-design fleet to battle in Ohio
By Julie Howell, ,
9:54 PM Sun 16 Jun 2013 GMT
A fleet of 71 one-design boats took part in Cleveland Race Week at Edgewater Yacht Club in Cleveland, Ohio from June 14-16. Seven fleets competed, including twenty Tartan 10s seeking the title of T10 Lake Erie Champion. Light and inconsistent breeze on Saturday allowed only the J/105s to complete a race. ...
Marion Bermuda Race - The battle for line honors
By Talbot Wilson,
8:49 PM Sun 16 Jun 2013 GMT
Not much has changed in the race for line honors on the second full day of racing in the 2013 Marion Bermuda Race. It is just wait and see… and enjoy the pink beaches and the bright Bermuda sunshine or a round of golf while you’re at it. Today, the Bermuda fitted dinghies are match racing in Mangrove Bay. Monday is a Bermuda holiday— Hero’s Day— and they have fleet races there, too. ...
Tall Ships to commemorate bicentennial of the War of 1812
By Jim Fox, Special to QMI Agency,
8:32 PM Sun 16 Jun 2013 GMT
The Tall Ships are preparing for a summer tradition on the Great Lakes. These majestic sailing vessels will sail to fifteen Ontario ports this summer to commemorate the bicentennial of the War of 1812. Toronto’s waterfront is the place to be as it will be the only port to host a full fleet of 16 ships as they travel throughout Ontario. ...
America's Cup: Extended play Am-Cam video of Practice Race
By John Navas, San Francisco ,
7:36 PM Sun 16 Jun 2013 GMT
John Navas was shoreside on San Francisco Bay and shot this excellent video of the warm-up and practice racing between Luna Rossa and Emirates Team NZ, on Thursday.
The video is 20 minutes long and opens with a foiling gybe from Emirates Team New Zealand, followed by other manoeuvrings from both boats. The racing sequence starts with the first short reach, with Emirates Team New Zealand climbi ...
Route des Princes - Spindrift leads MOD70s out of Lisbon
By Sabina Mollart Rogerson, ,
7:10 PM Sun 16 Jun 2013 GMT
In the 2013 Route des Princes, Yann Guichard and the crew of Spindrift led the MOD70 fleet out of Lisbon’s Tagus river, taking the bonus points at the C1 mark by Cascais, setting a fast, intense pace in the very early stages of the 990 mile Leg 2 to Dun Laoghaire. ...
Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge - Overall winners decided
By Tessa Wiechmann,
6:04 PM Sun 16 Jun 2013 GMT
The fourteenth Argentario Sailing Week, part of the Mediterranean Circuit of the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge, came to a close on Sunday in Porto Santo Stefano, Tuscany. Three amazing days of coastal races for the over 40 yachts from France, Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom, the United States and Italy who sailed with soft, light winds and under sunny skies in the Gulf of the Argentario. ...
21st International Optimist Regatta kicks off in St. Thomas
By Carol Bareuther, St. Thomas ,
4:29 PM Sun 16 Jun 2013 GMT
The biggest little yacht regatta in the Caribbean will set sail this week. The International Optimist Regatta (IOR) presented by Glacial Energy, celebrates its 21st edition, marking over two decades of fostering junior sailing in the Caribbean. The IOR will take place June 21 to 23, prefaced by the Sea Star Clinic June 17 to 19 and Sea Star Team Race on June 20. ...
Francis Joyon shatters North Atlantic record by more than 16 hours
By Mer et Media,
2:41 PM Sun 16 Jun 2013 GMT
In his quest to beat the North Atlantic record, Francis Joyon on board IDEC, has smashed Thomas Coville’s 2008 record by 16 hours, 34 minutes and 30 seconds. Joyon completed his journey in a time of 5 days, 2 hours, 56 minutes and 10 seconds. ...
Barking Mad holds slim lead entering last day of NYYC Annual Regatta
By Tink Chambers, Annapolis, Maryland ,
11:25 AM Sun 16 Jun 2013 GMT
In typical Farr 40 fashion, class honors are up for grabs going into the final day of the 159th New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta presented by Rolex.
Just five points separate the top three boats after three days of racing. Skipper Jim Richardson and his team aboard Barking Mad maintained their lead in the overall standings after posting a solid line of 5-3-3 on Saturday and own a low score ...
America's Cup: Artemis Racing's CEO interviewed on team recovery
2:36 AM Sun 16 Jun 2013 GMT
San Francisco TV station, ABC7 News' Mark Matthews interviews Artemis Racing's CEO, Paul Cayard, on the team's attempts to recover from the fatal training incident on May 9, and when they expect to be sailing again.
Cayard is also reminded of some comments he made over two years ago, about what could happen in an AC72 incident with the boats sailing at speeds of 40 to 50kts. ...
NZL Sailing Team: Silver for Aleh and Powrie at 470 European Champs
By Jodie Bakewell-White,
10:29 PM Sat 15 Jun 2013 GMT
By winning the today’s medal race at the 2013 470 European Championships in Formia, Italy the NZL Sailing Team women’s 470 pair of Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie have won the Silver Medal.
Paul Snow-Hansen and Daniel Willcox have finished 8th overall in the Men’s Open 470 European Championship – another strong result for this new partnership. ...
PWA Catalunya World Cup - Celebrating 15 years of Costa Brava action
By Chris Yates,
10:01 PM Sat 15 Jun 2013 GMT
The penultimate day of the PWA Catalunya World Cup turned out to be a largely frustrating affair as winds of 5-13 knots teased the competitors for the duration of the afternoon - so despite several sailors checking the conditions - the wind never quite materialized enough to resume the racing. ...
Route des Princes - Edmond de Rothschild victorious in Lisbon
By Sabina Mollart Rogerson,
9:55 PM Sat 15 Jun 2013 GMT
In the 2013 Route des Princes, Edmond de Rothschild repeated the winning ways that they established around the inshore race tracks in Valencia last weekend when they completed a similar success today in Lisbon’s six race inshore series. ...
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