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NYYC Annual Regatta images by Daniel Forster
By Kirsten Ferguson, ,
10:07 PM Mon 17 Jun 2013 GMT
The 159th New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta Presented by Rolex, wrapped up yesterday, Sunday, June 16th in Newport, R.I. We take a look back at some of the action via this series of images, captured on the water by photographer Daniel Forster. ...
Route des Princes - Fastnet rocks… pour toute la flotte!
By Regis Lerat, ,
8:28 PM Mon 17 Jun 2013 GMT
La direction de course l'a annoncé ce matin aux Multi 50, l'étape se fera finalement par le Fastnet. Les neuf bateaux de la Route des Princes vont donc devoir enrouler le célèbre rocher avant de faire route vers Dun Laoghaire. Il faut dire que ces bolides de multicoques n'ont fait qu'une bouchée de la première partie du parcours. ...
Cowes Week and the Rolex Fastnet - Two great events rolled into one
By Sue Pelling, ,
8:06 PM Mon 17 Jun 2013 GMT
In one year’s time, when two of the world’s iconic sailing events like Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week and the Rolex Fastnet Race follow on from one another, it is not surprising to see many competitors grab the opportunity to participate in both events. ...
Route des Princes - Spindrift Racing continues to lead Leg 2
By Sabina Mollart Rogerson, ,
8:00 PM Mon 17 Jun 2013 GMT
In the 2013 Route des Princes, racing with the whole MOD70 fleet in close contact for periods today, Yann Guichard and the crew of Spindrift continue to lead Leg 2 as they passed to the east of the centre of the depression and have been enjoying fast downwind sailing, slowed only by the confused, difficult seas. ...
ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 17th June 2013
By ISAF, ,
6:58 PM Mon 17 Jun 2013 GMT
The ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 17th June 2013 have been released with Austrian sailors storming up the rankings to match Australia with four top three positions. At world number one, eight nations are now represented with Australia's Mat Belcher and Will Ryan unbeaten, again. In the 49er class, the French have claimed both the number one and number two spots. ...
Cheminées Poujoulat au départ du record SNSM pour la cinquième fois
By Fanny Evenat, ,
6:48 PM Mon 17 Jun 2013 GMT
Du 21 au 25 juin prochain, Bernard Stamm et son équipage participeront à la 9e édition du record SNSM. Cet évènement unique promeut la sécurité en mer et encourage les soutiens à l'égard des sauveteurs bénévoles de la SNSM. ...
Kito De Pavant (Groupe Bel) establishes new world record
By John Reed, WSSR / Sail-World,
6:34 PM Mon 17 Jun 2013 GMT
The World Speed Sailing Record Council (WSSR) has announced the establishment of a new World Record by Kito De Pavant (FRA). Pavant sailed singlehanded Monohull 60 foot 'Groupe Bel' from Marseille to Carthage. ...
Apps4Sailing.com releases free app for Android users
By Linda Cullum, Vermont ,
6:08 PM Mon 17 Jun 2013 GMT
Apps4Sailing.com has released Parts of a Sailboat, Learn to Tie Knots and one free app, How to Turn a Sailboat for Android users on Google Play. The free app features 'Coming About: Turning a sailboat into and through the wind' ...
Christoph Burger to be on board of North Sails Switzerland
By North Sails Schweiz,
1:37 PM Mon 17 Jun 2013 GMT
Christoph Burger, with immediate effect, will be on board of North Sails to enforce their presence in Switzerland. He is born in a sailmaking-family and has 20 years experiences in sailing. He will complete the teams around Daniel Schroff in the German-speaking part of Switzerland and Pierre-Yves Jorand in the French-speaking part. ...
Routes des Princes Leg 2 - Virbac-Paprec 70 negotiate Cape Finisterre
By Route des Princes, ,
12:59 PM Mon 17 Jun 2013 GMT
Together with the crew of Virbac-Paprec 70, Jean-Pierre Dick continues to lead Leg Two of the Routes des Princes race ...
PWA Catalunya World Cup - Mammoth final elimination
By PWA Information, ,
10:40 AM Mon 17 Jun 2013 GMT
The last day of the 2013, PWA Catalunya World Cup witnessed a mammoth final elimination, which took four hours to complete due to the gusty and shifty winds. ...
Bol d'Or - Marwin sailing team makes remarkable recovery
By Maurus Strobel, ,
10:15 AM Mon 17 Jun 2013 GMT
Bol d'Or - The Marwin sailing team had bad luck in the first half and a remarkable recovery in the second part of the 85-mile long race on Lake Geneva ...
36th Round Texel winners announced
By Round Texel, ,
8:38 AM Mon 17 Jun 2013 GMT
On Sunday 16th of June 2013 at De Koog, Texel, at half past 10 all competitors in the 36th Round Texel Race heard the redeeming word: 'the 36th Round Texel will be raced today!' Due to strong winds on Saturday, the race was postponed to the sunday. ...
America's Cup: Artemis Racing's Iain Percy - 'We want to race'
11:32 PM Sun 16 Jun 2013 GMT
Artemis Racing's Sailing Director, Iain Percy, has spoken out for the first time since the team's training accident, on May 9, 2013, which resulted in the death of his fellow double Olympic medalist, and long time friend and crew, Andrew 'Bart' Simpson. Interviewed by Genny Tulloch of America's Cup Uncut, Percy spoke of the loss of his 'best mate' and the impact on the team. ...
America's Cup: Extended play Am-Cam video of Practice Race
By John Navas, San Francisco ,
7:36 PM Sun 16 Jun 2013 GMT
John Navas was shoreside on San Francisco Bay and shot this excellent video of the warm-up and practice racing between Luna Rossa and Emirates Team NZ, on Thursday.
The video is 20 minutes long and opens with a foiling gybe from Emirates Team New Zealand, followed by other manoeuvrings from both boats. The racing sequence starts with the first short reach, with Emirates Team New Zealand climbi ...
Round Texel - Line honours for Peter Vink and Jeroen van Leeuwen
By Simon Keijzer, ,
7:29 PM Sun 16 Jun 2013 GMT
On Sunday morning, half past 10, all competitors in the 36th Round Texel Race heard the redeeming words: 'the 36th Round Texel will be raced today!' Following the postponement of 15 June, due to the strong winds, 194 of the initial 288 registered catamarans appeared at the start for the postponned version of the Biggest Cat race of the World. ...
Route des Princes - Spindrift leads MOD70s out of Lisbon
By Sabina Mollart Rogerson, ,
7:10 PM Sun 16 Jun 2013 GMT
In the 2013 Route des Princes, Yann Guichard and the crew of Spindrift led the MOD70 fleet out of Lisbon’s Tagus river, taking the bonus points at the C1 mark by Cascais, setting a fast, intense pace in the very early stages of the 990 mile Leg 2 to Dun Laoghaire. ...
Melges 24 Italian Open Championship concludes in Tuscany
By Michele Tognozzi, ,
6:33 PM Sun 16 Jun 2013 GMT
The Melges 24 Italian Open Championship came to a close today in Marina di Scarlino, Tuscany. Eight races were sailed over the four days, in light winds from SW to WNW from five to ten knots. The Italian title went to Giogi (2-4-9-1-2-12-6-7) helmed by Matteo Balestrero, with former Melges 24 world champion Nicola Celon calling the tactics. ...
Route des Princes - Adeus Lisboa, hello Dublin - Dùn Laoghaire
By Regis Lerat, ,
6:21 PM Sun 16 Jun 2013 GMT
Après les Multi50 hier, les MOD70 et le Maxi80 se sont élancés à leur tour, à 15 heures ce dimanche, pour leur deuxième étape off-shore de la Route des Princes. ...
Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge - Overall winners decided
By Tessa Wiechmann,
6:04 PM Sun 16 Jun 2013 GMT
The fourteenth Argentario Sailing Week, part of the Mediterranean Circuit of the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge, came to a close on Sunday in Porto Santo Stefano, Tuscany. Three amazing days of coastal races for the over 40 yachts from France, Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom, the United States and Italy who sailed with soft, light winds and under sunny skies in the Gulf of the Argentario. ...
Solitaire du Figaro - Mixed results on Leg 3 to Roscoff
By Marie Le Berrigaud Perochon, ,
5:23 PM Sun 16 Jun 2013 GMT
In the Solitaire du Figaro, having placed eighth into Porto, 11th into Gijon and tonight a 14th into Roscoff, Sam Goodchild, skipper of Shelterbox-Disaster Relief has for the third leg in a row been the top British finisher in this year's edition. The 23-year-old remains on track to better the best British result in the event's recent history. ...
Solitaire du Figaro - Tie-break à Roscoff
By Marie Le Berrigaud Perochon, ,
4:52 PM Sun 16 Jun 2013 GMT
En remportant avec brio la troisième manche de La Solitaire du Figaro-Eric Bompard cachemire, Morgan Lagravière réalise un superbe passing-shot au classement général cumulé, montant sur la deuxième marche du podium. Frédéric Duthil qui a assuré en fond de court, grimpe au sommet et Yann Eliès se prend un revers… ...
21st International Optimist Regatta kicks off in St. Thomas
By Carol Bareuther, St. Thomas ,
4:29 PM Sun 16 Jun 2013 GMT
The biggest little yacht regatta in the Caribbean will set sail this week. The International Optimist Regatta (IOR) presented by Glacial Energy, celebrates its 21st edition, marking over two decades of fostering junior sailing in the Caribbean. The IOR will take place June 21 to 23, prefaced by the Sea Star Clinic June 17 to 19 and Sea Star Team Race on June 20. ...
Francis Joyon shatters North Atlantic record by more than 16 hours
By Mer et Media,
2:41 PM Sun 16 Jun 2013 GMT
In his quest to beat the North Atlantic record, Francis Joyon on board IDEC, has smashed Thomas Coville’s 2008 record by 16 hours, 34 minutes and 30 seconds. Joyon completed his journey in a time of 5 days, 2 hours, 56 minutes and 10 seconds. ...
Route des Princes - Les Multi50, parésà affronter la dépression
By Regis Lerat, ,
1:35 PM Sun 16 Jun 2013 GMT
Les prémices du coup de vent sont déjà là. Fini le soleil et le ciel bleu de Lisbonne, ce matin, les Multi 50 filent à 17 noeuds sur une mer et un ciel gris par un vent de sud-ouest déjà bien établi. Menée par Actual, au coude à coude avec FenêtréA-Cardinal, la flotte se prépare à subir une dépression au cap Finisterre. Les bateaux sont prêts, les hommes aussi. ...
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