|News for the Last 7 Days - USA & the World
PWA Pozo World Cup - Fantastic finale determines winners
By Chris Yates, ,
2:32 PM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
The final day of the PWA Gran Canaria Wind and Waves Festival lived up to expectations as Pozo provided a full day of fantastic competition - spanning nine action packed hours - to conclude the event. By the end of the day a result had been gained in both the men’s and women’s division as Victor Fernandez produced a magnificent display to be crowned the champion of Pozo for the fifth time. ...
Six Metre Class British Open Championship - Llanoria and Valhalla win
By Fiona Brown, ,
2:26 PM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
After two exciting days of racing, Peter Hofman's Classic Llanoria and Paul Smith's Modern Valhalla were victorious at the International Six Metre Class British Open Championship in Falmouth. Hosted by the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club, the British Open acted as the warm up event for the Six Metre European Championship 2014, which gets underway today. ...
Anna Tunnicliffe set to compete at the CrossFit Games
By Anna Tunnicliffe, Pittsburgh, PA ,
2:14 PM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
Twice Rolex Sailor of the Year and Olympic Gold medalist, Anna Tunnicliffe (USA) alternates between sailing aboard Alinghi in the Extreme Sailing Series, and chasing a serious ranking in the world of CrossFit. Starting in a few days time, are the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games, in Carson CA. Then it will be back on the Extreme 40's in Wales. ...
America's Cup: Oracle Team USA holds foiling camp at Wangi SC
By Oracle Team USA, ,
11:12 AM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
Oracle Team USA present two videos from their foiling training camp at Wangi SC in Australia.
First Andrew Campbell (USA) gives his view of the camp, and in the second various team members contribute their thoughts on skipper Jimmy Spithill baring all on a foiling moth. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Abu Dhabi OR completes double Atlantic crossing
By Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, ,
10:31 AM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
After a long voyage in cramped conditions, with no washing facilities and only frozen dried meals to eat, the Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR) team was eager for food, cold drinks and warm showers when they safely reached Gosport on the English south coast. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Team SCA has a 'pull through day' off the Canaries
By Team SCA, ,
9:54 AM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
Team Alvimedica and Team Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing have completed their second Trans-Atlantic crossings, and in the Canary Islands, Team SCA, Team Brunel, and Team Campos are engaged in the Around Canary Island Race - a 650nm trip around the Canary Islands. Here's Team SCA's latest blog from the Around Canary Island Race: ...
No tiller sailing - how to steer using just the sails + Video
By Miranda Powrie, Auckland ,
9:00 AM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
Miranda from Weta has put together a helpful video on how to steer a boat using just the sails, no tiller sailing.
It's a good training exercise, not only for learning how to sail faster but also just in case something happens to your rudder!
This is applicable to every sailor, in any class, and a great training exercise. ...
International Moth Worlds: Three bullets in a row for Greenhalgh
By Mark Jardine, ,
8:18 AM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
Blue fleet made up for their lost race from Saturday and then sailed two more races in the best of the breeze. Yellow fleet were too far East to get the full effect of this and only managed a single race in what was a long day on the water for them. ...
U.S. Junior Women’s Singlehanded Championship - Sophia Reineke wins
By Jake Fish, ,
4:34 AM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 U.S. Junior Women’s Singlehanded Championship - Fort Lauderdale's Sophia Reineke enjoyed a breakthrough performance this weekend at the 2014 U.S. Junior Women’s Singlehanded Championship, hosted by the Mission Bay Yacht Club in San Diego. ...
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 0 Opening
By Patrik Pollak, ,
2:13 AM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
Racing at the BIC Techno 293 One Design World Championship 2014 did not start yet, but many dreams and visions has been fulfilled already. ...
Fuerteventura World Cup - Slalom action highlights day 2
By PKRA, ,
2:06 AM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
Day two of the Fuerteventura Kiteboarding Grand Slam featured the exciting discipline of slalom, with a total of four rounds run for both the men’s and the women’s fleets. Bibiana Magaji swept all four races of the lady’s fleet and Julien Kerneur led the men’s. ...
2014 Governor's Cup - Sam Gilmour of RFBYC victorious again
By Nancy Mellon, Corona del Mar, CA ,
11:10 PM Sun 20 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Governor's Cup - On the final day of racing, only the top four teams competed, since the other eight teams matches were completed on Friday. The racers from those teams were able to watch the finals in comfort from spectator boats. RFBYC and SDYC each won two races in hotly contested tacking duels, despite the light wind and changing conditions. ...
Farr 40 West Coast Champ - Skipper Alberto Rossi leads Enfant Terrible
By Tink Chambers, Santa Barbara ,
8:56 PM Sun 20 Jul 2014 GMT
Skipper Alberto Rossi and his team aboard Enfant Terrible sure know how to close out a tight regatta. Holding a narrow one-point lead going into the final day of the Farr 40 West Coast Championship, the Italians went out and won the opening race then survived a match race duel with chief challenger Flash Gordon 6 during the second race to secure the overall victory. ...
Flying Dutchman World Championships - Magyars are the Masters
By Alan Henderson, United Kingdom ,
2:31 PM Sun 20 Jul 2014 GMT
One race was sailed on the final day of the Flying Dutchman Worlds at Largs to seal the Championship. Competitors enjoyed a lay day on Thursday, with many taking a trip on the Paddle Steamer Waverly around the island of Arran. Friday was scheduled to be a racing day, but 35 knots of winds prevented any sailing. ...
Final day shakes up standings at Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek
By Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Race Week 2014, ,
1:02 PM Sun 20 Jul 2014 GMT
After the unprecedented abandonment of racing for all classes yesterday, the pressure was on to get a final race (or more) completed, introduce the drop in some classes, and give everyone a fighting final day chance. The forecast wasn't looking great and after approximately an hour searching for some breeze, Principal Race Officer Simon James set a startline. ...
2014 -15 Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica pushing towards Southampton
By Team Alvimedica, ,
5:48 AM Sun 20 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 -15 Volvo Ocean Race - Anyone that has done any amount of sailing around the English Channel must know that the four thousand horses now pushing us toward Southampton are anything but a shirking of duty. We had a beautiful sail past the Scilly Islands and along the Lizard, a welcoming coastline following any passage of that length. ...
NYYC Race Week - Saving the best for last
By Barby MacGowan, ,
4:38 AM Sun 20 Jul 2014 GMT
Smooth sailing sealed the deal today for IRC, PHRF and One-Design winners in Part II of the ninth biennial New York Yacht Club Race Week at Newport presented by Rolex. (Part I, for Classics, was sailed over the weekend of July 12-13.) After Wednesday’s (July 16) opening day races were cancelled due to the threat of thunderstorms ...
VX One North American Championship - Chris Alexander commands
By Julie and Christopher Howell, ,
3:47 AM Sun 20 Jul 2014 GMT
Chris Alexander’s Isabelita dominated the standings at the VX One North American Championship to claim the title with 19 points. No races occurred on Saturday, after nine races were completed Thursday and Friday. ...
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Waiting game on Day 3
By Duncan Worthington, Phuket ,
3:32 AM Sun 20 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - The signs were ominous as the boats left the anchorage on day three of the 2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek. Grey skies, no rustling in the trees and confusing reports from the weather pros. ...
International Moth Worlds: Thunderstorms delay racing on Day 1
By Mark Jardine, ,
2:42 AM Sun 20 Jul 2014 GMT
The thunderstorms which have been plaguing the UK in recent days led to a two hour postponement ashore. The helms were released at midday with the first race started in 13 knots of wind at 13.15. Course setting was made very tricky with the wind swinging through around 90 degrees and ranging from 3 to 14 knots. ...
Fuerteventura World Cup - Impressive tricks on day 1
By PKRA, ,
12:05 AM Sun 20 Jul 2014 GMT
The first day of the 2014 Fuerteventura World Cup experienced early strong winds in the typical side-offshore direction. At noon, the men’s freestyle trials and the first heats of the competition began, where riders channeled their motivation to perform their most impressive tricks in the classic Fuerteventura conditions. ...
2014 Governor's Cup - Two former winners in the finals
By Nancy Mellon, Corona del Mar, CA ,
10:34 PM Sat 19 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Governor's Cup - With the great weather conditions, the Race Committee completed all the matches except the finals, which will happen on Saturday starting about noon. Racing in the finals will be the team from Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club, Australia led by 2013 winner Sam Gilmour, with Adam Negri and Storm Brown. ...
America's Cup: Iain Murray explains reasons for Australian withdrawal *Feature
By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, Auckland, New Zealand ,
10:28 PM Sat 19 Jul 2014 GMT
Hamilton Island Yacht Club CEO, Iain Murray told Sail-World that the decision to withdraw from the 35th America’s Cup was only made in the last 48 hours.
'This challenge has grown to the point where the gap between the commercial side and the competitive costs' are out of HIYC’s comfort zone ...
Wilson and Roble remain number one match racers in U.S.
By Dave Perry, Southport, CT ,
10:13 PM Sat 19 Jul 2014 GMT
Don Wilson (Chicago, IL) remains the number one Open U.S. match racer, and number 20 in the world, sailing from the Chicago Match Race Center (CMRC). Wilson finished 2013 strong by winning the Carlos Aguilar Grade Two Match Race in the U.S. Virgin Islands, and started 2014 strong winning the CMRC Spring Invitational in May. Chris Poole (Portland, Maine) and his Riptide Racing Team remain in second ...
2014 ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Set to start
By Dave Perry, Southport, CT ,
9:54 PM Sat 19 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - The inaugural ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship is set to start Wednesday, July 23 in Helsinki, Finland. 16 nations will be represented, with sailors all under 23 years old. ...