|News for the Last 7 Days - USA & the World
Sylt PWA Super Grand Slam - Moody day 5 for competitors
By Chris Yates, ,
9:29 PM Tue 30 Sep 2014 GMT
After being graced with plenty of late summer sunshine during the opening days of the event, more autumnal weather moved in on the fifth day of the DAVIDOFF Cool Water Sylt PWA Super Grand Slam with grey skies and infrequent showers. Unfortunately though the light winds continued as the sailors endured another lay day. ...
US Coast Guard to drop the current life jacket type code scheme
By BoatUS, ,
8:24 PM Tue 30 Sep 2014 GMT
In a move that is expected to benefit recreational boaters, on Oct. 22 the US Coast Guard will drop the current life jacket type code scheme -- Type I, II, III, IV and V -- that has been used for years to label and differentiate the types of life jackets and their specific use. ...
Ida Lewis Distance Race - Team Odyssey win Short Video Contest
By Kirsten Ferguson, ,
8:19 PM Tue 30 Sep 2014 GMT
Kate Nota and her team onboard the J/111 Odyssey won the Ripple Effect Short Video Contest, which was part of the Ida Lewis Distance Race this summer (August 15). ...
Record participation for 2014 Audi Laser Masters’ World Championships
By Randolph Bertin, Austin ,
8:00 PM Tue 30 Sep 2014 GMT
The largest Laser World Championship in history will be taking place on the south coast of France when 515 sailors, representing 36 different countries, begin racing on October 5 to open the 2014 Audi Laser Masters’ World Championships. The Laser remains one of the best and most popular boats worldwide in which to enjoy the sport of sailing. ...
Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez - Day 2 images by Carlo Borlenghi
By Carlo Borlenghi Images, ,
6:45 PM Tue 30 Sep 2014 GMT
Carlo Borlenghi was back on the water for day two at Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez to capture these images. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - Leg 1 crew revealed for Dongfeng Race Team
By Dongfeng Race Team, ,
3:52 PM Tue 30 Sep 2014 GMT
It has been an interesting journey so far for the Chinese team in the Volvo Ocean Race, Dongfeng Race Team. Approximately 10 months ago this team set out on a mission to select and train Chinese recruits in the hope that they would be ‘race ready’ for the start of leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. ...
Have the Volvo Ocean Race at your fingertips
By Volvo Ocean Race, ,
3:48 PM Tue 30 Sep 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race fans can now carry the world’s toughest ocean race in their pocket, thanks to the launch of a new official mobile app. Developed for both iOS and Android systems, the app is available for download from the App Store and Google Play now – and boasts a host of exciting features which will allow users to be closer to the on-water adventure than ever before. ...
Mount Gay Round Barbados Race Series - Record breakers prepare
By Sue Pelling, ,
3:30 PM Tue 30 Sep 2014 GMT
Race teams planning next season’s calendar could do worse than sign up for the Mount Gay Round Barbados Race Series 2015 which runs from 16-24 January. This event, which kick starts the Caribbean race season, was re-launched in 2014 with a new race format and plenty of record-breaking opportunities. It proved such a success that an even bigger entry is expected in 2015. ...
Images from St Tropez: Day 1 at Les Voiles de Saint Tropez
By Eugenia Bakunova www.mainsail.ru, ,
11:12 AM Tue 30 Sep 2014 GMT
Photographer Eugenia Bakunova of leading Russian website www.mainsail.ru was on the water at Les Voiles de Saint Tropez on the French Riveria , and provided this gallery of images of the classics and other yachts racing ...
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Sunset+Vine|APP smashes live broadcaster records
By ISAF, ,
7:21 AM Tue 30 Sep 2014 GMT
Sunset+Vine|APP, the Oxford-based unit of the multi-award winning UK independent TV sports production and media company Sunset+Vine, has helped ISAF smash all previous broadcaster records for the recent Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne - Last Chance to qualify for offer
By ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne, ,
3:48 AM Tue 30 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne - Don’t forget to enter the ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne. There are only two days left to take advantage of the discounted entry price offer. ...
12 Metre Champs: Victory 83, KZ-3 and American Eagle show their colors
By Barby MacGowan, ,
3:10 AM Tue 30 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 12 Metre North American Championships - Two days of a northerly (first strong, then light) and one day of a building southwesterly put six 12 Metre yachts to the test at their North American Championships, which were held off Newport, R.I. over September 26-28. Gunther Buerman’s (Newport, R.I.) KZ-3 and Dennis Williams’ (Hobe Sound, Fla.) Victory ’83 defended their titles ...
Sylt PWA Super Grand Slam - Waiting game continues on day 4
By Chris Yates, ,
9:39 PM Mon 29 Sep 2014 GMT
The waiting game continued on day four of the DAVIDOFF Cool Water Sylt PWA Super Grand Slam as the light winds continued. Over the course of the day a few sailors took the opportunity to make the most of the small waves on offer, either surfing or SUPping. After spending the day on hold the sailors were released at 4:30pm. ...
Platu 25 World Championship - Euz II Monella Vagabonda wins again
By Sabrina Bonaiti, Antibes ,
6:45 PM Mon 29 Sep 2014 GMT
After Gmunden, Austria, in 2011 and Cala de' Medici, Italy, in 2012 and after a pained second place, same points with the Portogues 'Credite Egs' in Portosin, Spain, last year, the Italian crew coming from Puglia 'Euz II Monella Vagabonda', with Sandro Montefusco at the helm and his brother Paolo as a tactician, confirms for the third time the Platu 25 World Championship title. ...
Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez - Day 1 images by Carlo Borlenghi
By Carlo Borlenghi Images, ,
6:34 PM Mon 29 Sep 2014 GMT
Carlo Borlenghi was on deck for the first day of competition at Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez to capture these images. ...
Les Voiles de Saint Tropez - Day 1 action shots by Ingrid Abery
By Sail-World.com, ,
6:00 PM Mon 29 Sep 2014 GMT
Photographer Ingrid Abery was on site for day one of racing at the 2014 Les Voiles de Saint Tropez to capture these images. ...
U.S. Team Racing Championship - Ladies and Gentlemen victorious +Video
By Jake Fish, ,
5:32 PM Mon 29 Sep 2014 GMT
The final day of the 2014 U.S. Team Racing Championship ended up being a half day of sailing due to a complete shutdown of the wind. However, the fleet completed enough races to count Gold Round Robin 3 and crown Ladies and Gentlemen as the back-to-back Team Racing Champions. ...
National Sailing Hall of Fame inducts eight
By Jan Harley, ,
5:00 PM Mon 29 Sep 2014 GMT
Michigan, the Great Lakes State, was a fitting location as The National Sailing Hall of Fame (NSHOF) gathered for the fourth time in the organization’s history to fulfill its mission to recognize Americans who have made outstanding contributions to the sport of sailing. ...
2016 ISAF Youth Match Racing Worlds - Bid guidelines now published
By ISAF, ,
4:54 PM Mon 29 Sep 2014 GMT
The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has published guidelines for candidates bidding to host the 2016 ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship. Bids to host the 2016 ISAF Youth Match Racing Worlds must be received by Friday 24 October 2014. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Last medical training for the onboard sailors +Video
By Volvo Ocean Race, ,
12:30 PM Mon 29 Sep 2014 GMT
The onboard medic-sailors competing in the upcoming Volvo Ocean Race have completed their last medical training. More than a basic first aid refresher course, the mandatory medical training each Volvo Ocean Race team had to carry out in the last few months and days are key to survival while at sea. ...
2014 Melges 20 Pacific Coast Championship - Images by Erik Simonson
By Erik Simonson, ,
4:33 AM Mon 29 Sep 2014 GMT
Erik Simonson was on the water at 2014 Melges 20 Pacific Coast Championship to capture these images. ...
J/105 North American Champs- Rod Wilmer and Terry McLaughlin succeeds
By Julie and Christopher Howell, ,
2:40 AM Mon 29 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 J/105 North American Championship - Light air ruled the J/105 North American Championship hosted by Royal Canadian Yacht Club in Toronto, Ontario, Canada—and so did Rod Wilmer and Terry McLaughlin on Mandate. ...
Extreme Sailing Series: Burling and Tuke back on board for Nice Act
By ETNZblog, ,
2:34 AM Mon 29 Sep 2014 GMT
The Extreme Sailing Series event in Istanbul seems to have only just finished, but already the containers are in the Ville de Nice set to gear up for this weeks penultimate regatta. Peter Burling and Blair Tuke are back onboard this week, fresh from their 49er World Championship win and looking to make it two wins from two events for Emirates Team New Zealand on the Extreme Sailing Series ...
2014 Buddy Melges Challenge - Lotte Meldgaard Pedersen wins US event
By WIM Series, ,
2:19 AM Mon 29 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 Buddy Melges Challenge - In Sunday’s final matches in the Buddy Melges Challenge, Stephanie Roble and Lotte Meldgaard Pedersen showed the crowds on the bluffs of Lake Michigan how top class match racing should be sailed. It took five absolutely thrilling matches for the Danish crew to secure their first WIM Series event victory since last summer’s Danish Open. ...
America's Cup: Oracle Team USA's AC72 takes to the streets
By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, ,
1:43 AM Mon 29 Sep 2014 GMT
Oracle Team USA's winning AC72 takes to the streets of San Francisco, one year on from the Team's successful Defence of the America's Cup.
This week the AC72 catamaran Oracle Team USA raced to victory is going to be a special guest at Oracle OpenWorld 2014 in San Francisco. ...
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