|News for the Last 7 Days - USA & the World
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Fathers and sons out at sea
By Jim Gale,
12:23 PM Fri 13 Dec 2013 GMT
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yact Race - In this city, if you played your cards right, when you were born your old man owned a boat, or was very good mates with someone who did - so your earliest memories were of sun, salt air and a summer sea breeze - messing around on Sydney Harbour with the nonchalance of someone born to it. ...
Bella Mente Racing prepares for next action-packed campaign
By Kirsten Ferguson, ,
12:13 PM Fri 13 Dec 2013 GMT
With all hands on deck during the 'off season', Bella Mente Racing is preparing for its next action-packed campaign in 2014. Under the leadership of owner/driver Hap Fauth (Minneapolis, Minn./ Naples, Fla.), Bella Mente’s team of 22 will take on eight of the year’s most exciting racing events in North America and Europe aboard Fauth’s 72-foot custom designed and built mini maxi. ...
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet in full racing mode
By Clipper Ventures, ,
11:16 AM Fri 13 Dec 2013 GMT
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - After a triumphant finish yesterday which saw Henri Lloyd claim the line honours and 12 points, the remainder of the fleet is focused and upbeat as the race to Sydney, Australia is far from over. ...
Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Day 2 ends with a blast
By Joy Dunigan, ,
10:50 AM Fri 13 Dec 2013 GMT
2013 Audi Melges 20 World Championship day 2, hosted by the Ocean Reef Club, started with a brief postponement and ended with a blast. Travis Weisleder aboard Lucky Dog/Gill Race Team still sits firmly in the lead, ahead of second overall Jason Michas on Midnight Blue by a whopping 30 points. In third overall, behold is Jim Richardson's world-famous Barking Mad. ...
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Henri Lloyd crosses finish line
By Marina Thomas, ,
10:32 AM Fri 13 Dec 2013 GMT
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 2013-14 is on day 10 of Race 5. Henri Lloyd crossed the finish line into Sydney, Australia at 0315 local time (UTC+11), claiming its fourth consecutive podium result and its first win in the Race. ...
Sail Melbourne Invited Classes – A pathway to the Olympics
By ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne Event Media, ,
10:29 PM Thu 12 Dec 2013 GMT
Racing has been staged in 12 invited classes at the Sail Melbourne regatta, held in conjunction with the ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne 2013. ...
Looking ahead to the 2014 U.S. Youth Championships
By Jake Fish, ,
8:50 PM Thu 12 Dec 2013 GMT
The time is now for the hundreds of talented young sailors across the country to start looking ahead to the 2014 U.S. Youth Championships. US Sailing has determined the selection process for next year’s premiere youth racing regatta in the United States. This US Sailing Youth Championship regatta will be hosted by the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club (Mich.) on August 10-14. ...
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race to re-start from Hobart
By Peter Campbell, ,
2:54 PM Thu 12 Dec 2013 GMT
Hobartians will see a spectacular re-start of the international fleet contesting the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race on January 1, only days after the twelve Clipper 70s finish the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. ...
Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Tight racing on Day 1
By Joy Dunigan,
1:02 PM Thu 12 Dec 2013 GMT
Audi Melges 20 World Championship 2013 opening day ushered in three great races leaving Travis Weisleder, tactician Scott Nixon and bowman John Bowden aboard Lucky Dog/Gill Race Team in first overall. ...
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Battle to the finish
By Clipper Ventures,
12:28 PM Thu 12 Dec 2013 GMT
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 2013-14 is on day 9 of Race 5. After racing over 2,000 miles from Albany, Western Australia and with less than 20 miles to the finish line, will Henri Lloyd be victorious or will OneDLL and Qingdao be able to challenge its competitor for those all-important 12 points? ...
America's Cup: Team France presented at Nautic Paris Boat Show
By Vincent Borde, ,
9:31 PM Wed 11 Dec 2013 GMT
On Wednesday, December 11th, at the Nautic Paris Boat Show, Franck Cammas, Michel Desjoyeaux and Olivier de Kersauson presented Team France, which is dedicated to the next America’s Cup as well as the training up of young engineers and racers. ...
Round Barbados Race Series to kick off 2014 Caribbean race season
By Sue Pelling, ,
8:39 PM Wed 11 Dec 2013 GMT
A healthy line-up of entries is expected at the very first Mount Gay Round Barbados Race Series that runs from 15-24 January 2014. With its warm Caribbean waters, miles of gold sandy beaches, and constant 12-18 knot east to east-north-east trade winds, there couldn’t be a more perfect location than Barbados to kick-start the Caribbean racing season. ...
America's Cup: Team Australia to stay out of talent bidding war
7:53 PM Wed 11 Dec 2013 GMT
In an interview published in a leading Australian newspaper, the CEO of of the Hamilton Island Yacht Club challenge, which is operating under the name of Team Australia, has said they will stay out of the bidding war for the leading Australian proponents of the most recent foreign Cup campaigns and will build a new young team from scratch ...
America's Cup: Outteridge and Jensen go again with Artemis Racing
7:21 PM Wed 11 Dec 2013 GMT
Artemis Racing has announced that 2012 Olympic Gold medalists Nathan Outteridge and Iain 'Goobs' Jensen are continuing with the team, which is currently preparing its bid for the 35th America’s Cup. Nathan and Goobs will be once again joining forces with existing sailing team members triple Olympic medalist Iain Percy and legendary grinder Chris Brittle. ...
'Sailing as we know it is officially over,' says Ken Read
By Bernard Schopfer,
7:00 PM Wed 11 Dec 2013 GMT
An America’s Cup on foiling catamarans, a one-design class for the Volvo Ocean Race and key elements of the traditionally liberal IMOCA Class standardised: those are only some of the radical changes sailing has gone through in 2013, and that have been debated with passion over the last two days by the delegates of the World Yacht Racing Forum in Gothenburg, Sweden. ...
Mini Transat - A journey of discovery
By Solene Rennuit, ,
6:46 PM Wed 11 Dec 2013 GMT
In the Mini Transat, with the successive arrivals on the pontoons of Pointe-à-Pitre, one thing is clear. Although all competitors have crossed the same ocean, each of them has experienced a unique Mini Transat. ...
New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup - Fourth edition set for 2015
By Stuart Streuli, ,
6:03 PM Wed 11 Dec 2013 GMT
In only five years, the New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup has become the world’s premiere international Corinthian sailing competition. Competitors from around the globe were effusive and unanimous in their praise of the third running of this event, in Newport, R.I. last September. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - Images of the construction timeline of the new 65s
By Volvo Ocean Race,
5:13 PM Wed 11 Dec 2013 GMT
The Volvo Ocean Race picture desk has prepared a series of images to illustrate the construction timeline of the new boat to compete in the next two editions of the Race. ...
Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image 2013 to Abner Kingman
By MaxComm Communication, ,
3:02 PM Wed 11 Dec 2013 GMT
A jury made up of specialists from the yacht racing and photographic industries chose Abner Kingman’s photograph taken during the 34th America’s Cup for the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award 2013. The delegates from the World Yacht Racing Forum chose Rick Tomlinson’s photograph for the «Public Award». ...
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Teams continue to battle it out
By Clipper Ventures,
12:00 PM Wed 11 Dec 2013 GMT
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 2013-14 is on day 8 of Race 5. It’s set to be one of the closest finishes we’ve seen so far in the Race, with less than 200 miles left to Sydney, Australia the teams continue to battle it out for those coveted podium positions and those all important points. ...
America's Cup: Dalton to be part of Team NZ's 'positive' future
By Greg Pearson, TV3 News,
11:43 AM Wed 11 Dec 2013 GMT
Grant Dalton says Emirates Team New Zealand's future is looking positive and, importantly, he will be a part of it.
Dalton has been busy. He's just returned home from Europe where he met with sponsors and launched a recruitment drive. ...
Audi Melges 20 World Championship heads to Key Largo
By Joy Dunigan, ,
11:39 AM Wed 11 Dec 2013 GMT
The 2013 Audi Melges 20 World Championship, hosted by the Ocean Reef Club in full coordination with the International Audi Melges 20 Class Association, Coconut Grove Sailing Club and Melges USA is set and ready to welcome a record-breaking 52 teams to the starting line. Racing commences Wednesday, December 11 and concludes Saturday, December 14. ...
ISAF Match Race Rankings for 11th December 2013
By ISAF, ,
11:15 AM Wed 11 Dec 2013 GMT
In the ISAF Match Race Rankings for Wednesday 11 December 2013 Taylor Canfield (ISV) holds top spot in the Open Rankings for the fourth consecutive release whilst Lucy Macgregor (GBR) holds World number one in the Women's Rankings. ...
Sailors shortlisted for Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year
By Jan Harley, ,
7:47 PM Tue 10 Dec 2013 GMT
The most outstanding sailing performances of the year are being celebrated by US Sailing with the announcement of its shortlist of nominees for the Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year awards. The 2013 shortlist of nine men and six women, which includes 10 world champions, encompasses athletes racing cutting edge hydrofoils and kiteboards alongside stellar performers in one-design sailing. ...
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Battle for extra points underway
By Ruth Harrington, ,
6:08 PM Tue 10 Dec 2013 GMT
Following a terrifyingly close race start to Race 5 in the Clipper 2013-14 Round the World Yacht Race, the fleet continues to put on one of the most competitive shows to date as each of the 12 teams battle to extend its lead in the overall race standings. ...
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