|News for the Last 7 Days - World & Australia
Volvo Ocean Race: Big spread in fleet as Abu Dhabi leads *Feature
By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, ,
7:50 PM Tue 25 Nov 2014 GMT
Abu Dhabi (Ian Walker) continues to lead the Volvo Ocean Race. She is the most westerly of the fleet as they approach the coast of Madagascar.
In a video, Abu Dhabi skipper Ian Walker explains the weather hazards of the second leg of the Volvo Ocean Race. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final declared open by ISAF President + Videos
By ISAF, ,
11:20 AM Tue 25 Nov 2014 GMT
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final 2014: With a packed crowd of local dignitaries, VIPS and competitors, the ISAF President welcomed the world’s finest Olympic sailors and kiteboarders who will be battling it out on Abu Dhabi's waters. 'It’s a great honour for me to be here today because we have a very important regatta which will be the future of our sport,' explained Croce. ...
America's Cup World Series: Portsmouth to host in 2015 and 2016
By Sail-World, ,
11:08 AM Tue 25 Nov 2014 GMT
Sir Keith Mills GBE announced that America’s Cup Racing is to return to British waters when the America’s Cup World Series (ACWS) takes place in Portsmouth 23-26 July 2015 and 21–24 July 2016. The second European location is expected to be Cagliari in Italy, where Luna Rossa Challenge have their base.
Clipper Race - Hyde Sails prepares to power world’s longest ocean race
By Julia Wall-Clarke, ,
10:40 AM Tue 25 Nov 2014 GMT
Chairman and founder of the Clipper Race, Sir Robin Knox Johnston said: 'The Clipper Race is very pleased to welcome Hyde Sails back on board as Official Sails Supplier for our fourth consecutive race partnership. Hyde Sails evolved with us when we introduced the new Clipper 70 fleet in the last race and we were very pleased with how well the new sail wardrobes stood up to almost a year' ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Welcome to Brian's Gime *Feature
By Brian Carlin, Team Vestas Wind, At sea ,
9:59 AM Tue 25 Nov 2014 GMT
The irrepressible Brian Carlin, the On Board Reporter for Team Vestas Wind is on fitness program on board, under the watchful eye of race veteran Tony Rae. Today as my personal trainer, friend and fellow shipmate we accomplished a goal, 70 press-ups. I’m sure to some it maybe easy but I ask anyone of you right now sitting at your desk, hit the floor and give me 70 on the spot. ...
VX One Pittwater to Sydney Challenge - The VX Ones are going offshore
By Andrew York, Sydney, New South Wales ,
9:12 AM Tue 25 Nov 2014 GMT
Next Saturday will not be any ordinary Saturday of racing around a windward-leeward course on the harbour for the Sydney VX One fleet. Steve Barlow has generously donated his time and the use of his Riviera 44 to make a special event possible. ...
Thieves wreck Marine Rescue volunteers’ fundraising drive
By Ken McManus, ,
8:18 AM Tue 25 Nov 2014 GMT
Marine Rescue Middle Harbour Unit Commander Peter Nott said thieves had stolen the motor from a 3.9m aluminium runabout that is the centrepiece of the unit’s annual raffle, damaging the boat in the process. The raffle prize is a Quintrex 390 Explorer runabout fitted with a 9.9hp Mercury 4-stroke outboard on a registered Quintrex trailer, worth almost $9,000. ...
Volvo Ocean Racing: Abu Dhabi Leg 2 Review and what will win the Race *Feature
By Matt Knighton, OBR, Abu Dhabi OR, ,
7:50 AM Tue 25 Nov 2014 GMT
Two of the crew from Overall race leader, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing look at leg 2 and the race overall.
Here are the latest blogs (unedited) from On Board Reporter Matt Knighton, along with an onboard video with Simon Fisher (navigator) musing on what is required to win the race, and skipper Ian Walker on how Leg 2 has panned out for them so far. ...
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014 - A new deal for corinthians
By Bruce Montgomery – Rolex Sydney Hobart media, ,
7:10 AM Tue 25 Nov 2014 GMT
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014: Since 1945 starters in the Sydney-Hobart have raced the equivalent of two circumnavigations of the world, almost 45,000 nautical miles. They have been drawn from the seven seas; they come from all corners of the world; they board boats that range from 100-feet supermaxis to boats littler larger than the Owl and the Pussycat’s. ...
2016 Hansa Class Combined World and Int'l Champs held in Netherlands
By David Staley, ,
5:12 AM Tue 25 Nov 2014 GMT
2016 Hansa Class Combined World and International Championships - The International Hansa Class Association has announced that the 2016 Hansa Class Combined World and International Championships will be held in the Netherlands. ...
Australian Farr 40 renaissance
By Lisa Ratcliff, ,
4:17 AM Tue 25 Nov 2014 GMT
There’s a distinctive swagger amid the Australian Farr 40 class. Four top ten finishes at the recent international title, a new batch of super keen owners for the 2014-15 season and preparations underway to host the Rolex Farr 40 World Championship in 2016 have injected vim and vigour into the enduring one design fleet. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Belcher and Ryan gunning for gold
By Cora Zillich, ,
3:05 AM Tue 25 Nov 2014 GMT
World Champion crew of Mat Belcher and Will Ryan as well as World Championship Silver medallist Tom Burton, the current ISAF World Rankings number one crews in the Men’s 470 and Laser classes, are aiming for gold at the inaugural ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates this week from 27-30 November 2014. ...
Miles wins 2014 Pusser's Rum Melges 24 NSW State Championships
By Tracey Walters, Pittwater ,
2:17 AM Tue 25 Nov 2014 GMT
Lake Macquarie turned on spectacular summer weather for the 2014 Pusser’s Rum Melges 24 New South Wales State Championships. Lake Macquarie Yacht Club hosted the three day event (21-23 Nov), the largest Melges 24 fleet competing at a State Titles to date. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel release app for iPhone and Android
By Team Brunel, ,
2:09 AM Tue 25 Nov 2014 GMT
As of today, Team Brunel has its own app, so that fans of Bouwe Bekking and his men can now also follow their favourite Volvo Ocean Race team on their smartphone. The app has been developed for both iOS and Android systems, and can be downloaded directly from the App Store and Google Play. ...
Noosa Buoyed Up Indigenous Program - another outstanding success
By Paul Blundell, Noosa Yacht & Rowing Club ,
1:57 AM Tue 25 Nov 2014 GMT
Noosa Yacht and Rowing Club recently invited Cherbourg State School to send 20 of their Primary School kids to attend the Five Day Buoyed Up camp at Noosa. ...
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, an inspirational legend
By Clipper Round the World, ,
10:53 PM Mon 24 Nov 2014 GMT
More than forty five years since his historical circumnavigation, legendary Clipper Race founder Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, 75, continues to prove inspirational to adventurers around the globe. Sir Robin, the oldest entrant in the 3,542 mile Route du Rhum, finished third in his Rhum class into La Pointe À Pitre, Guadeloupe. ...
Monsoon Cup Terengganu – Victory for Maximilian Soh
By Monsoon Cup Terengganu, ,
10:41 PM Mon 24 Nov 2014 GMT
Maximilian Soh (SIN) the Team Red Dot skipper came from behind in the latter half of the Monsoon Cup Terengganu, first by beating favourites Sam Gilmour (AUS), and then pushing another Australian Matthew Jerwood to five races before triumphing in the semi-final. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final: Inspiring the next generation in the UAE
By ISAF, ,
10:36 PM Mon 24 Nov 2014 GMT
With Olympic heroes and World Champions in their numbers at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, UAE, local children are being inspired to take up the sport. By utilising the star names on show at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Final, the Abu Dhabi Sailing and Yacht Club, hosts of the regatta, are using the event to promote the sport in the Emirati capital. ...
Airwaves Noumea PWA Dream Cup – Albeau completes world title hat-trick
By Chris Yates, ,
10:29 PM Mon 24 Nov 2014 GMT
The last day of the Airwaves Noumea PWA Dream Cup saw a grandstand finale to the 2014 PWA World Tour as the morning showers finally cleared to allow the wind to fill in and the respective titles to be decided. With the racing beginning later than scheduled the title race came down to one final race, which would ultimately decide the title. ...
Volvo Ocean Race – Relaxed atmosphere on Team Brunel
By Stefan Coppers, ,
9:53 PM Mon 24 Nov 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Team Brunel’s OBR Stefan Coppers reports on leg 2 progress. The Indian Ocean has calmed down. Endless high waves have given place to a smooth sea. There’s a relaxed atmosphere on the deck of Team Brunel. Four miles away, the men can see the foresails of MAPFRE and Dongfeng Race Team, who yesterday tried in vain to secure the lead position. ...
Volvo Ocean Race – ADOR continues to inspire youth
By Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, ,
9:46 PM Mon 24 Nov 2014 GMT
Olympic medal-winning skipper Ian Walker, from Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR) – the emirate’s Volvo Ocean Race contesting squad – recently took time out of his hectic schedule while he was in Cape Town, as the team prepared for Leg 2 of the race to catch-up with students at The British School Al Khubairat via a video call. ...
Volvo Ocean Race – Team SCA’s super fan
By Corinna Halloran, ,
9:44 PM Mon 24 Nov 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 – Corinna Halloran reports on day five of leg 2 for Team SCA. Team SCA has a super fan. She’s seven and, at home, she has posters of Team SCA on her wall. As a member of the team, and as a woman in 2014, this is extremely cool. ...
Gary Smith inducted into Tasmanian Sporting Hall of Fame
By Peter Campbell, ,
9:35 PM Mon 24 Nov 2014 GMT
Former World champion Fireball sailor and Olympic Flying Dutchman skipper Gary Smith, a member of the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania, has been inducted into the Tasmanian Sporting Hall of Fame. ...
2014 Oceania Marine Technician Grand Prix
By Yamaha Outboard, ,
9:29 PM Mon 24 Nov 2014 GMT
Yamaha's 2014 Oceania Marine Technician Grand Prix has been run and won. The Yamaha technician GP is a training and skills contest where the best technicians from all over Australia and New Zealand come to compete. Competitors are put through a series of challenges to test their knowledge and skill in a simulated workshop environment. ...
2014 Lipton Regatta Wrap
By RYCV, ,
9:23 PM Mon 24 Nov 2014 GMT
Another Lipton Cup Regatta has been run and won and many complimentary reports regarding the regatta have been received. Please feel free to contact me with your constructive comments or criticisms with reference to the Lipton organisation. ...
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