|News for the Last 7 Days - USA & the World
Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race Start 2014 VIDEO
By Dale Lorimer, Sydney ,
11:29 PM Sun 27 Jul 2014 GMT
The Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race start saw the fleet of 56 yachts slowly move out of Sydney Harbour under blue skies and a light north westerly breeze that dropped out totally as the boats reached the Heads. The fleet came to a complete standstill as many of the yachts drifted around under South Head lighthouse. ...
Laser Radial Men’s World Championship 2014- Final day
By Jeff Martin, ,
12:57 PM Sun 27 Jul 2014 GMT
After a clean start under a black flag Stelmaszyk held his nerve in the light 11 knot North East wind to lead the fleet round the first mark. He was caught on the downwind by Alexander Finian AUS and they rounded the opposite marks of the gate together just in front of Karolis Janulionis LTU and Rudawski. ...
2014 Pacific Cup - Scarlet Runner wins
By Vanessa Yates, Hawaii ,
9:10 AM Sun 27 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Pacific Cup - Since crossing the finish line at 02:05:18 HST on Saturday 19 July the crew of Scarlet Runner, have been cautiously celebrating their provisional race results. Although first place in their Latitude 38 division looked likely for Robert Date's Reichel/Pugh 52, it was still possible that pending strong winds could favour the 48 other competitors still to complete their journey ...
Gladwell's Line: America's Cup - Joint Statement is a curious note *Feature
By Richard Gladwell, ,
8:39 AM Sun 27 Jul 2014 GMT
The Joint Statement issued on Friday, by four European America's Cup teams, appears to indicate a change of stance in relations between the Defender and Challengers.
Most obvious absence was that of long-standing Challenger, Emirates Team New Zealand, otherwise all would have been sweetness and light. ...
ISAF Youth Match Racing World Champ - Top four battle it out for final
By NJK, ,
6:20 AM Sun 27 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Denmark, France, Australia and USA are fighting for a place in the ISAF Youth Match Race World Championship final. ...
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 6
By Patrik Pollak, ,
2:36 AM Sun 27 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Techno World Championships - Wind, the ultimate master, did not allow us to sail any more races. All had to return to beach and soon they have to travel back home. ...
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Wind teases competitors on day 2
By Chris Yates, ,
8:59 PM Sat 26 Jul 2014 GMT
Day two of the Fuerteventura PWA Grand Slam, hosted by René Egli, saw a pause in the action as the wind teased the competitors for much of the day. At 12pm it looked as though we would see another afternoon of racing, but unfortunately a thick layer of cloud soon disrupted the wind, despite the breeze threatening to return in the early evening, suitable conditions never quite materialised. ...
Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Action-packed day of racing
By WIM Series, ,
8:50 PM Sat 26 Jul 2014 GMT
An intense day of action packed racing at the Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan in Vannes, France, saw an exciting conclusion to the round robin. Despite tight racing in tough matches, all the quarter finals went through quickly with 2 – 0 scores, opening for the beginning of the semis. ...
Herreshoff Marine Museum announces successful fundraising campaign
By Graham Humphrey, ,
6:47 PM Sat 26 Jul 2014 GMT
Herreshoff Marine Museum is pleased to announce that it has successfully met the previously announced $100,000 Challenge offered by an anonymous donor. The campaign raised $172,000 for the Museum. A principal target was to engage new and re-engage former donor groups. ...
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - The most comprehensive victory yet
By James Boyd, ,
5:08 PM Sat 26 Jul 2014 GMT
Ireland's three boat team, comprising Anthony O'Leary's Ker 39 Antix, Marc Glimcher's Ker 40 Catapult and Michael Boyd and Niall Dowling's Grand Soleil 43 Quokka 8, today scored the most comprehensive victory in the 22 year history of the Commodores' Cup. ...
Anna Tunnicliffe holds fourth at mid-point of Reebok CrossFit Games
By Anna Tunnicliffe, Carson, CA. ,
12:50 PM Sat 26 Jul 2014 GMT
At the halfway point of the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games double sailing Olympian, Anna Tunnicliffe (USA)is holding onto 4th place overall ...
2014 29er North American Open Championship - Australians win
By Peter McIntosh, Kingston ,
8:08 AM Sat 26 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 29er North American Open Championship - As the World 29er series kicks off today in Kingston, Canada, there’s no flying under the radar for Kurt Hansen and Harry Morton, who just won the North American Open at the same venue. ...
INSA Sabot II Invitational Regatta - Erik Hou claims victory
By Rick Roberts, ,
6:36 AM Sat 26 Jul 2014 GMT
Erik Hou of Newport Harbor Yacht Club won the 2014 International Naples Sabot Association (INSA) Sabot II Invitational regatta Wednesday against 25 other 6-11 year old junior sailors from Southern California yacht clubs. In the regatta hosted by Long Beach Yacht Club, Hou dominated the races held in Long Beach’s Alamitos Bay Turning Basin winning four of the five scheduled races. ...
CMRC Summer Invitational Series - Maxi Soh wins Doubleheader A event
By Dobbs Davis, ,
5:38 AM Sat 26 Jul 2014 GMT
After an ambitious program of 12 flights in the Round Robin, followed by Quarter Finals, Semi-Finals and Finals in only two days of racing, Singapore's Maxi Soh and his team of Justin Wong, Russell Kan, and Andrew Chan have emerged today as the winners of the 2014 CMRC Summer Invitational Doubleheader A event. This is the first of two ISAF Grade three events. ...
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - First blood to Toselli and Angulo
By Chris Yates, ,
2:58 AM Sat 26 Jul 2014 GMT
The Fuerteventura PWA Grand Slam, hosted by René Egli, got underway in explosive fashion as the racing started promptly this afternoon, allowing the opening two eliminations to be completed. The first blood of the day went to Pascal Toselli, before Josh Angulo claimed his first bullet of the season in the second race. ...
Melges 24 Nationals - Record entries for 2014 and 2015 venue revealed
By U.S. Melges 24 Class Association, ,
9:42 PM Fri 25 Jul 2014 GMT
The 20th running of the Melges 24 U.S. National Championship will take place on November 13-16, hosted by the Davis Island Yacht Club in Tampa, FL. Already, twenty-five of the nations biggest and brightest teams have registered to race. Boats will be arriving from all over the country - Florida, Georgia, Texas, California, Michigan, Ohio, Washington and Wisconsin are on the board. ...
Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Anna Kjellberg claims the lead
By WIM Series, ,
9:35 PM Fri 25 Jul 2014 GMT
Another calm and sunny morning at the Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan in Vannes, France, was followed by a day of intense and action-packed match racing, enjoyed by the crowds on the beach. 'We’ve just lost one match so far, and that gives us great confidence approaching the weekend,' Kjellberg smiles, just before going for a cooling and refreshing swim. ...
Jessica Uniack Memorial Beach to Bay Race at Long Beach YC
By Rick Roberts, ,
8:27 PM Fri 25 Jul 2014 GMT
TJ O’Rourke of Dana Point Yacht Club finished first Thursday in the Sabot C3 class winning the perpetual trophy for first place in the largest class in the 27th annual Jessica Uniack Memorial Beach to Bay Race, hosted by Long Beach Yacht Club. ...
Laser Radial Men’s World Championship - Poland tops the leaderboard
By SailingNet, ,
5:51 PM Fri 25 Jul 2014 GMT
Day four of the Laser Radial Men’s World Championships is over. Traditionally the competitors didn’t surprise the race committee, starting with two general OCS. The weather conditions were very good. The races ran very smoothly and the last competitor crossed the finishing line at 14:57. ...
America's Cup - Four teams confirm full support regardless of venue
By Sarah Alexander, ,
3:33 PM Fri 25 Jul 2014 GMT
Joint statement from the teams Luna Rossa Challenge, Artemis Racing, Ben Ainslie Racing and Team France, who will be challenging for the 35th America’s Cup. ...
Plastic Classic takes place at Mariposa Hunters Point YC
By Erik Simonson, ,
2:47 PM Fri 25 Jul 2014 GMT
The small and funky 51 year old Bay View Boat Club, centered in the heart of one of the hottest real estate regions on the planet, is the envy of of every developer on the San Francisco Peninsula. It, and it's even funkier, smaller and older cousin just up the road, The Mariposa Hunters Point Yacht Club exist, in part of a grandfather clause via the Port of San Francisco's leasing agreement. ...
Six Metre European Championship - No champion declared for 2014
By Fiona Brown, ,
2:35 PM Fri 25 Jul 2014 GMT
Chris Hadden and the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club's Race Committee gave it their all to achieve two races on the final day of the Six Metre European Championship, but the wind once again refused to cooperate and their best efforts were thwarted. As a result no Six Metre European Champion, Modern or Classic, could be declared for 2014. ...
J/Teams sail tough Chicago Mackinac Race
By J/Boats, ,
11:48 AM Fri 25 Jul 2014 GMT
This year’s Chicago Mackinac Race was up to its usual tricks again, offering the fleet the dilemma of starting off with breezes in the NE to SE quadrants, with a hole forming in the middle of the rhumbline on late Saturday evening after the start. ...
Anna Tunnicliffe wins first event of Reebok Cross Fit Games + Video
By Anna Tunnicliffe, Carson, CA. ,
9:39 AM Fri 25 Jul 2014 GMT
The first day at the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games started with an event win for double sailing Olympian, Anna Tunnicliffe (USA). The second event didn't go quite as planned, but it was what it was, and now we move onto Friday's events and the rest of the competition. ...
2014 Pacific Cup - Skill and luck required for victory
By Pacific Cup, ,
8:27 AM Fri 25 Jul 2014 GMT
Winning an ocean race like the Pacific Cup requires skill, but also some luck. Unlike many previous years where a boat performance was key, this year was more of a chess match, with luck and weather analysis making a big difference. Everyone in the fleet sailed south of the rhumb line for the first third of the race, but those who remained south suffered severely. ...
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