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Royals go match racing on the Waitemata: Image gallery - 2 By Richard Gladwell, , 3:33 PM Friday 11 Apr 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Second gallery of images of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge who went match racing on the Waitemata harbour, Friday, in the America's Cuppers NZL-41 and NZL-68. It was the Duke's second match racing attempt on the Waitemata, having sailed here four years ago under the tutelage of America's cup skipper, Dean Barker. ... [more]

Transat AG2R La Mondiale - Safran-Guy Cotton now in light airs By Mathilde Mermod, , 3:14 PM Friday 11 Apr 2014 - GMT
The 12th edition of the Transat AG2R La Mondiale is living up to its promise. After perfectly negotiating a challenging start in strong winds, the crew of Safran-Guy Cotton - Gwénolé Gahinet and Paul Meilhat - who led the fleet for 48 hours, are now in the light airs that will be with them all the way to La Palma in the Canary Islands. ... [more]

RYA Youth National Championships - Record edition on the horizon By Matt Carter, , 2:49 PM Friday 11 Apr 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
The RYA Youth National Championships will commence next week with a record number of the nation’s top Youth sailors competing on the Olympic waters of Weymouth and Portland for the chance to be crowned RYA Youth National Champion 2014. ... [more]

Team Alvimedica, listo para navegar tras botar su Volvo Ocean 65 By Volvo Ocean Race, , 2:42 PM Friday 11 Apr 2014 - GMT
Team Alvimedica botó el viernes su nuevo barco Volvo Ocean 65 en la ciudad británica de Southampton y culminó así seis meses de pruebas de selección y de duro entrenamiento antes del comienzo de la regata en octubre en Alicante. ... [more]

Singapore Yacht Show 2014. And another thing… By Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Singapore , 2:36 PM Friday 11 Apr 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
Statistics. Seen plenty of those. Attendance statistics are yet another items with which boat shows and press release writers play fast and loose. ‘Record numbers’ turn up at each and every boat show year after year. They are always quoted in tens of thousands, and king of the heap was the event in Korea some years ago which announced a visitor figure of 400,000 at its' first running ... [more]

Rollei Windsurf Cup on the horizon By International Windsurfing Association, , 1:52 PM Friday 11 Apr 2014 - GMT
For over 15 years, the German agency Choppy Water has successfully organized windsurfing events in Germany. The events have a great reputation for the excellent performance of the crew on the water and the high level of organization at the beach. The two key events on Sylt invite over 100.000 spectators to the beach and the setup is on the same level as the biggest World Cups. ... [more]

RPAYC Fleet of six ‘Force 24’ keel boats up for sale By Damian Devine, Newport , 1:46 PM Friday 11 Apr 2014 - GMT
The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club, Newport will soon retire its fleet of six Force 24s. The fleet have taught literally 100s of people to sail and have been used extensively in the club’s coveted Youth Development program assisting in the development of skilled sailors such as RPAYC club members James Spithill and Nina Curtis. ... [more]

La Transat AG2R La Mondiale - Pénalités By La Transat AG2R La Mondiale, , 12:32 PM Friday 11 Apr 2014 - GMT
Contrôlés par le jaugeur du comité de course trois heures avant le départ, trois bateaux ont fait l'objet d'un rapport et d'une réclamation du comité de course, leur réservoir de gasoil n'étant pas plein. Résultat : 35 mn de pénalité pour GGL 2 et Entreprendre en Cornouaille, et 25 mn pour GGL 1. Gilles Vavasseur, président du jury, explique les faits et les pénalités encourues. ... [more]

La Transat AG2R La Mondiale - Des marins philosophes By La Transat AG2R La Mondiale, , 12:17 PM Friday 11 Apr 2014 - GMT
La Transat AG2R La Mondiale. Ils ont beau étudier les fichiers météo, surveiller les classements et contrôler leurs adversaires, les équipages naviguent dans le flou. 'Il faut prendre la course avec philosophie,' expliquait à la vacation de 5 h ce matin Paul Meilhat (Safran-Guy Cotten). ... [more]

Royals go match racing on the Waitemata: Image gallery - 1 By Richard Gladwell, , 11:59 AM Friday 11 Apr 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge went match racing on the Waitemata harbour, Friday, in the America's Cuppers NZL-41 and NZL-68. It was the Duke's second match racing attempt on the Waitemata, having sailed here four years ago under the tutelage of America's cup skipper, Dean Barker. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Team Alvimedica launch new boat By Volvo Ocean Race, , 11:33 AM Friday 11 Apr 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - In Southampton, UK Team Alvimedica launched their new Volvo Ocean 65 boat on Friday to herald six months of crew selections and hard training before the start of the race in October. ... [more]

Emirates Team NZ: Royals duke it out on the Waitemata By Warren Douglas, , 10:47 AM Friday 11 Apr 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined Emirates Team New Zealand today for a taste of match racing on Auckland Harbour. With crowds lining vantage points around the Viaduct and the harbour, the Duke at the helm of NZL68 and the Duchess on NZL41 - both boats from the America's Cup monohull era - had two races on the inner harbour. ... [more]

Sea Shepherd’s MV Sam Simon open for ship tours these school holidays By Shirani Aththas, , 10:32 AM Friday 11 Apr 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Following the International Court of Justice’s landmark decision on Japanese whaling in the Antarctic, Sea Shepherd Australia’s MV Sam Simon is on its way to the Australian National Maritime Museum where it will open to visitors throughout the school holidays. ... [more]

Second World Youth Sailing Week 2014 – Preview By Elena Giolai, , 8:56 AM Friday 11 Apr 2014 - GMT
Second World Youth Sailing Week 2014 - The most inspiring event of the 'World Youth Sailing week' is definitely the ‘Garda Lake Optimist Meeting’ an event that has been held since 1982 by the Fraglia Vela Riva and has the record from the Guinness world record committee for the largest gathering of any one design class in the world. ... [more]

12 Foot Skiffs Australian Championships in Brisbane over Easter By Ben Guymer, Brisbane , 8:47 AM Friday 11 Apr 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Brisbane will be host to one of the most exciting and extreme sporting events of the year, with the 12ft Skiff Australian Championships being held over the Easter period 18/04/14 – 21/04/14. With Cyclone Ita crossing the QLD coast tomorrow, Waterloo Bay will be pumping, something the skiffies thrive in! ... [more]

Singapore’s Grand Banks Yachts to acquire Aus. boat builder Palm Beach By WeR1 Consultants, , 8:27 AM Friday 11 Apr 2014 - GMT
Singapore’s Grand Banks Yachts To Acquire Australian Boat Builder Palm Beach - Palm Beach designs and builds five different highly-customized yacht models ranging from 45 to 65 feet which are mostly sold in the United States – its largest market. Palm Beach was founded in 1995 by Richards, 46, a seven-time champion skipper of the 628-mile Sydney-to- Hobart yacht race between 2005 and 2013. ... [more]

Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race- Multihulls preparing for Gladstone By Peter Hackett, Brisbane , 8:16 AM Friday 11 Apr 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
There has been plenty of multihull action on the east coast in recent months as the biggest bluewater multihull fleet for some time prepares for the start of the APC Logistics MYCQ 50th Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race. ... [more]

Singapore Yacht Show 2014. Probably The Biggest Boat Show in Asia. By Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Singapore , 5:40 AM Friday 11 Apr 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
At some time or other probably every boat show in the region has stood on the rooftops and broadcast its claim to be ‘the biggest in Asia’ and some them are just mountebanks and liars. Some years ago I cornered the PR and Marketing Manager of one of the Hong Kong shows and asked her to justify the grandiose claims of her latest press release. This proved to be impossible ... [more]

2014 Charleston Race Week - Thousands of sailors descend on Charleston By Charleston Race Week, , 4:06 AM Friday 11 Apr 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
2014 Charleston Race Week - Today was the busiest day of the year for the yacht clubs, marinas, and launch ramps dotting Charleston Harbor as nearly 300 boats rigged, tuned, and splashed their way to Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina for Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week 2014. ... [more]

Admiral Pedro Arrieta Trophy to take place this weekend By Soto 40, , 3:06 AM Friday 11 Apr 2014 - GMT
The 2013-2014 VTR Oceánico Championship will be held this weekend at the Club de Yates Higuerillas (CYH) with seven Soto 40s competing: 'Apolonia', 'Entel', 'Itaú', 'Mitsubishi', 'Pisco Black', 'Patagonia' and 'Santander'. ... [more]

The Congressional Cup 2014 - Williams hangs on with a classy crowd By Rich Roberts, , 3:05 AM Friday 11 Apr 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Adam Minoprio has skippered in the Congressional Cup and other major match racing competitions, but has a new role in the game these days: tactician for 2010 Crimson Blazer winner Francesco Bruni, in Italy's renewed Luna Rossa campaign for the America's Cup, starting with Stage Two of this event. ... [more]

50th Congressional Cup: View the Live racing here By Sail-World.com, , 10:13 PM Thursday 10 Apr 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
The 50th Congressional Cup is being sailed at the Long Beach Yacht Club, Los Angeles. Catch the live video and commentary here ... [more]

RORC Transatlantic Race - Notice of Race now available By Trish Jenkins, , 10:02 PM Thursday 10 Apr 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
The Royal Ocean Racing Club is happy to reveal the publication of the Notice of Race for the RORC Transatlantic Race. The event will start from Lanzarote on Saturday 29th November 2014, finishing in Grenada. ... [more]

RCIYC Spring Regatta takes place on St Aubin's Bay By Bill Harris, , 9:42 PM Thursday 10 Apr 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
The Royal Channel Islands Yacht Club’s annual Spring Regatta, sponsored for the first time by London Eye Hospital, was held in St Aubin’s Bay over the weekend of 5th-6th April. Notwithstanding the somewhat early date, sea temperature at ten degrees and a fairly dismal forecast for Sunday, over fifty boats turned out for what proved to be a superb regatta held in truly excellent conditions. ... [more]

Sailing lesson, Number One hot tip: Watch the video By www.liveleak.com, , 8:43 PM Thursday 10 Apr 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
This latest sailing video contains a very hot sailing tip. Not that you'll (probably) be able to understand a word, but don't let that deter you. The anonymous TV reporter was about to interview the Mayor of 'Kampen ' in the Netherlands about Sailing in Kampen, when this incident happened. ... [more]

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