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CYCA Winter Series - Fun in the sun for Race 3


'Phil Molony’s wonderful boat Papillon and hot crew won Division B. CYCA Winter Series 2013'    www.SailPix.com.au

The sun was shining off the early morning fog in race 3 of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Winter Series and once the breeze filled in there was some great races within races across the 13 divisions.

Phil Molony’s hot crew and wonderful boat, Papillon, proved the key to success in Division B from Euphoria (Anthony Coleman) and Assassin (Clare Crawford).

'We steered well and executed everything to perfection,' Molony said. 'We had a great race against Euphoria – they were ahead of us for most of the race but we managed to get ahead of them at Shark Island and hold them out to the finish.'

Papillon’s helmsman Mitch Dean takes up the story 'They (Euphoria) were ahead of us downwind and had their asymmetric kite up – we have a symmetric kite and were able to sail a little lower than them. At the bottom mark, they were forced to give us room. It was really close between us at the finish.' Just how close? Six seconds separated Papillon and Euphoria over the finish line. Papillon also holds the Division B lead in the overall pointscore after three races.

Race Officer Denis Thompson started the Sydney 38s at 1125 hours in a lick of breeze only to abandon five minutes later when there was no sign of any significant breeze. The AP was flown for one hour with the Sydney 38s re-starting at 1225hrs and the remainder of the fleet after 1230hrs as per their offset time. A light north easterly breeze had filled in of 6-7 knots with the fleet of 103 sailing a full Course A.

The breeze freshened up to 10 knots and went more north as the afternoon wore on. 'It was an idyllic, picture postcard day on Sydney Harbour. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky – it’s almost t-shirt weather,' Thompson reported from the start boat.

A crew meeting over breakfast proved to be the winning element for Sinewave in Division F. 'It’s a great results especially after last week’s shocker – we were on the wrong side of the course and had spinnaker issues among other things,' said Greg Mason.

'The crew had breakfast together this morning and formulated a plan for today’s race and it all came together. We were on the right side of the course and kept the boat going all the way throughout the laps. We didn’t see much more than 12 knots. Full credit to Denis Thompson for holding his nerve and waiting for the nor’easter to come in and then there was enough breeze to enable a full course to be sailed.

'We sailed extremely well to hold off Mortgage Choice Rhumba – they are our toughest competitors and always sail extraordinarily well. It was great to see Bob and Ann Penty on the course with their new Beneteau Oceanis 41 Great White,' Mason added. Great White placed second behind Sinewave with Mortgage Choice Rhumba third and has the lead in the overall pointscore.

Tomato took Division D honours - CYCA Winter Series 2013 -  www.SailPix.com.au  

Division D honours went to Tomato, the Mat 1010, owned by Nigel Smyth and Carl Crafoord. Crafoord a renowned navigator and veteran of 27 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht races said 'It’s a bit strange to get a nor’easter in the middle of Winter but it was a great race.

'It can be a bit tricky to pick where the land breeze kicks in from the sea breeze and vice versa. This week we got it right and stayed on the eastern side of the course and sailed cleanly. Last week, we got it wrong and were on the western side of the course – in front by 10 minutes and then the breeze change and we lost the race by two minutes,' Crafoord added.

Since purchasing the boat in August last year, Crafoord and Smyth spent the summer learning about the boat and competing in some summer regattas. They are using this series as part of their preparation to compete in the Audi IRC Australian Championship this coming summer. L’Altra Donna (Andy Kearnan’s Summit 35) finished second to Tomato, the two boats were designed by Mark Mills and competition is fierce between the almost sisterships; Speedwell (Colin Geeves) placed third. Tomato holds on to a one point lead from L’Altra Donna in the overall pointscore.

Christian Nicks who finished second in Division J1, with his Northshore 369, Valkyrie, was the lucky winner of the Noakes Group Lift and Stand package. Noakes Group will provide a lift and stand package each week of the CYCA Winter Series to one lucky competitor, drawn at random from all divisional placegetters.

The CYCA Winter Series pointscore continues next week across nine spinnaker, three non-spinnaker divisions and a Sydney 38OD division. The pointscore series consists of 10 races, with up to three drops allowed, if all ten races are completed. The race scheduled for Sunday 9 June will be a non-pointscore race.

Other winners today were: Swish (Steven Proud) Division A1; Kerisma (Grant Dawson and Brett Lawson) Division A2; Quetzalcoatl (Antony Sweetapple) Division C; Tachyon (Andrew York) Division E; Marigot Bay (Merryl Semple) Division G; Cartwheel (Russell Debney) Division H; Europa (David Mason) Division J1; Silver Minx (Geoff and Vicki Player) Division J2; and Star Ferry (John Conroy) Division K.

CYCA Winter Series - Divisions A - K

Hosted By CYCA

Race 3   (12/05/2013) 

Updated:  12/05/2013  3:55:19 PM

DivA1 PHSTCF results Start : 12:30

Place

Sail No

Boat Name

Skipper

AHC

OffSet

Elapsd

Fin Tim

Score

1

226

Swish

Steven Proud

1.2054

21

02:16:54

15:07:54

1.0

2

6377

Vanguard

Richard Cawse

1.3870

38

02:00:10

15:08:10

2.0

3

10101

H/H Equinox Ii

Anthony Dunn

1.1875

20

02:20:54

15:10:54

3.0

4

00400

Ichi Ban

Matt Allen Walter Le

1.2054

21

02:20:08

15:11:08

4.0

5

10000

Brindabella

Jim Cooney

1.4181

41

02:00:10

15:11:10

5.0

6

52002

Quest

Bob Steel

1.3753

37

02:04:51

15:11:51

6.0

7

1014

Ubs Wild Thing

Geoff Lavis

1.2286

24

02:20:05

15:14:05

7.0

8

ESP6100

Duende

Damien Parkes

1.2118

22

02:24:10

15:16:10

8.0

DNC

38011

Ginger

Leslie Green

1.2337

24

 

 

12.0

DNC

421

Celestial

Sam Haynes

1.2524

26

 

 

12.0

DNC

NZL8425

Upshot

Wayne Keavy

1.2733

28

 

 

 

DNC

AUS03

SouthernExcellenceII

Andrew Wenham

1.5350

49

 

 

12.0

 

DivA2 PHSTCF results Start : 12:30

Place

Sail No

Boat Name

Skipper

AHC

OffSet

Elapsd

Fin Tim

Score

1

11033

Kerisma

Grant Dawson/ Brent

1.1395

25

02:27:10

15:22:10

1.0

2

33345

Moneysuckle

Derek & Martin Shepp

1.0900

18

02:37:22

15:25:22

2.0

3

8008

Occ.Coarse Language 2

Warwick Sherman

1.2250

34

02:23:10

15:27:10

3.0

4

AUS6606

Sthilliers Quest

Tim Casey

1.1771

29

02:28:24

15:27:24

4.0

5

6111

Never A Dull Moment

Col & Denise Wilson

1.1853

30

02:28:08

15:28:08

5.0

6

99991

Kirribilli

Adrian Abbott

1.1853

30

02:28:35

15:28:35

6.0

7

8001

Forty

Stephen Barlow

1.1609

27

02:32:56

15:29:56

7.0

8

NZL1

Nsc Mahligai

Murray Owen Jenny Ki

1.1666

28

02:33:59

15:31:59

8.0

DNC

7771

Balance

Paul Clitheroe

1.1189

22

 

 

12.0

DNC

6686

St Jude

Noel Cornish

1.1610

27

 

 

12.0

DNC

AUS6151

Enigma

Michael Cranitch

1.1673

28

 

 

12.0

DNC

AUS615

Estate Master

Martin & Lisa Hill

1.2060

32

 

 

 

 

DivB PHSTCF results Start : 12:30

Place

Sail No

Boat Name

Skipper

AHC

OffSet

Elapsd

Fin Tim

Score

1

6841

Papillon

Phil Molony

1.0689

22

02:28:02

15:20:02

1.0

2

7133

Euphoria

Anthony Coleman

1.1105

27

02:23:08

15:20:08

2.0

3

9999

Assassin

Clare Crawford

1.1115

27

02:23:28

15:20:28

3.0

4

9988

Brannew

Chris Bran

1.1375

30

02:22:00

15:22:00

4.0

5

8402

More Witchcraft

John Cameron

1.0764

22

02:32:07

15:24:07

5.0

6

RQ1123

Rum Jungle

Scott Russell

1.0630

21

02:34:54

15:25:54

6.0

7

040

Outlaw

Alan & Tom Quick

1.1108

27

02:33:30

15:30:30

7.0

8

6995

Limitless

Bill Hili

1.0990

25

02:46:52

15:41:52

8.0

9

5271

Nocturne

Gerard Kesby

1.1029

26

02:49:48

15:45:48

9.0

DNC

567

Carla M

Mark Michalowsky

1.0521

19

 

 

13.0

DNC

SYD2220

FirstPriority

Michael Cameron

1.0490

19

 

 

 

DNC

248

Wax Lyrical

Les Goodridge

1.0710

22

 

 

13.0

DNC

6808

Flying Cloud

Howard Piggott

1.0854

24

 

 

13.0

 

DivC PHSTCF results Start : 12:30

Place

Sail No

Boat Name

Skipper

AHC

OffSet

Elapsd

Fin Tim

Score

1

2001

Quetzalcoatl

Antony Sweetapple

0.9980

21

02:37:42

15:28:42

1.0

2

5930

Reve

Kevin Whelan

0.9693

16

02:50:07

15:36:07

2.0

3

N40

One For The Road

Kym Butler

1.1025

34

02:32:41

15:36:41

3.0

4

8301

Cadenza

Gunnar Tuisk

1.0350

26

02:41:04

15:37:04

4.0

5

SYD181

Online

Stephen Trevillion

1.0430

27

02:41:41

15:38:41

5.0

6

8412

Cyrene 3

Michael Selby

1.1010

34

02:35:22

15:39:22

6.0

7

8975

Zora

Terry Wise

1.0200

24

02:47:29

15:41:29

7.0

8

F8

Quattro

Jason Daisley

0.9240

9

03:03:29

15:42:29

8.0

DNC

6360

Integrity

Andrew Stoeckel

0.9674

16

 

 

12.0

DNC

89

Into The Mystic

Arthur Psaltis Jon R

1.0099

22

 

 

12.0

DNC

6755

Pennant Hills Ford

Ian Creak

1.0077

22

 

 

12.0

DNC

6833

Leeward

Murray Hayward

1.0130

23

 

 

12.0

DNC

A140

Ariel

Ron Forster

1.0232

24

 

 

12.0

DNC

4343

Wild Rose

Roger Hickman

1.0505

28

 

 

12.0

 

DivD PHSTCF results Start : 12:30

Place

Sail No

Boat Name

Skipper

AHC

OffSet

Elapsd

Fin Tim

Score

1

11010

Tomato

Nigel Smyth

1.0030

15

02:11:25

14:56:25

1.0

2

6935

Laltra Donna

Andy Kearnan

1.0600

23

02:06:38

14:59:38

2.0

3

B347

Speedwell

Colin Geeves

0.9745

11

02:19:35

15:00:35

3.0

4

MH20

Thephilosophers Club

Peter Sorensen

1.0725

25

02:06:28

15:01:28

4.0

5

5935

Alpha Carinae

Damian Barker

0.9871

13

02:18:49

15:01:49

5.0

6

5273

Soundtrack

John Amos

0.9871

13

02:19:25

15:02:25

6.0

7

6332

Razors Edge

Ray Stone

1.0197

18

02:15:16

15:03:16

7.0

8

6609

Amante

Dennis Cooper

1.0441

21

02:12:24

15:03:24

8.0

9

8035

One More-No More

Ian Guanaria

1.0420

21

02:12:35

15:03:35

9.0

10

4970

Akela

Alan Mather

0.9871

13

02:22:28

15:05:28

10.0

11

KA400

Scarlett O'hara

Robert Skol

0.9937

14

02:21:40

15:05:40

11.0

12

5826

Saltshaker

Peter Franki

1.0725

25

02:11:36

15:06:36

12.0

13

7035

Brigus

Terry & E Burke

0.9735

11

02:27:18

15:08:18

13.0

DNC

6807

Neat Eng Precision

John Anet

0.9590

9

 

 

 

DNC

8832

Larrikin

Ross Glasson

0.9610

9

 

 

17.0

DNC

8330

Shibumi

Paul Thompson Bryan

0.9684

10

 

 

 

DNC

9109

Vamos

Tim Ryan

0.9650

10

 

 

17.0

DNC

5164

Pendragon

Andrew Cochrane

0.9790

12

 

 

17.0

DNC

700

Sommerbreeze

Hans Sommer

0.9970

15

 

 

17.0

DNC

8063

Eye Appeal

J Markos M Delaney

1.0290

19

 

 

17.0

DNC

6683

Crosshaven

Justin Pelly

1.0341

20

 

 

17.0

 

DivE PHSTCF results Start : 12:30

Place

Sail No

Boat Name

Skipper

AHC

OffSet

Elapsd

Fin Tim

Score

1

AUS136

Tachyon

Andrew York

0.9460

8

02:16:35

14:54:35

1.0

2

621

Devils Lair

Barry Crook

0.9672

11

02:14:26

14:55:26

2.0

3

4377

Clewless?

Lachlan Irwin

0.9590

10

02:15:41

14:55:41

3.0

4

AUS82

Tigger

Robert Breit

1.0280

20

02:09:31

14:59:31

4.0

5

NZL9242

Orbit

Matthew Brown

1.0750

26

02:03:50

14:59:50

5.0

6

8383

Krakatoa

Don Young

0.9812

13

02:17:13

15:00:13

6.0

7

6448

Carats N Kilos

John Santifort

0.9668

11

02:20:25

15:01:25

7.0

8

AUS139

Rock Hard

Phil Tomkins

0.9330

6

02:26:33

15:02:33

8.0

9

AUS160

Crusader

Jonathan Green

1.0599

24

02:09:36

15:03:36

9.0

10

6311

Zippier

Andrew Waugh

1.1305

33

02:02:14

15:05:14

10.0

11

7017

Excel

Andrew Joyce

1.0151

18

02:24:19

15:12:19

11.0

12

6544

Jet

Justin Graham

1.0513

23

02:24:57

15:17:57

12.0

 

DivF PHSTCF results Start : 12:30

Place

Sail No

Boat Name

Skipper

AHC

OffSet

Elapsd

Fin Tim

Score

1

5436

Sinewave

Greg Mason Barb Maun

0.9535

10

02:15:40

14:55:40

1.0

2

6990

Great White

Ann And Bob Penty

0.9300

7

02:27:34

15:04:34

2.0

3

6232

Mortgagechoice Rumba

R Carr S Cook & K Bu

0.9935

16

02:21:19

15:07:19

3.0

4

11

Defiance

Gordon Hinds

0.9785

14

02:24:06

15:08:06

4.0

5

5356

Illusion

Kim Jaggar & Travi

0.9569

11

02:27:52

15:08:52

5.0

6

SM74

Perfect Match

Juliet Pegler

0.9810

14

02:29:21

15:13:21

6.0

7

193

Syonara

Greg Maughan

0.8927

1

02:43:00

15:14:00

7.0

8

4896

L'eau Co.

Grant Pollock

0.8941

2

02:51:14

15:23:14

8.0

DNC

6726

Sports Bar

Neville & Jo Blair

0.9569

11

 

 

12.0

DNC

9900

Superfine

George Waldthausen

0.9724

13

 

 

12.0

 

DivG PHSTCF results Start : 12:30

Place

Sail No

Boat Name

Skipper

AHC

OffSet

Elapsd

Fin Tim

Score

1

3966

Marigot Bay

Merryl Semple

0.8740

3

02:22:35

14:55:35

1.0

2

6945

Luce Change

Adrian McGrath

0.9656

19

02:17:57

15:06:57

2.0

3

E43

Chameleon

Kevin Karaloff

0.9409

15

02:24:22

15:09:22

 

4

YC868

Velocity

Brian Carrick

0.9048

9

02:37:20

15:16:20

3.0

5

5861

Outlandish

Sean Barrett

0.9468

16

02:30:58

15:16:58

4.0

DNC

6677

The Holy Gale

Jason Klaas

0.8588

0

 

 

8.0

DNC

KA17

Wallop

Bryan Collis Stephen

0.8850

5

 

 

8.0

DNC

AUS1337

Itchy

Will Northam Jamie W

0.9217

12

 

 

8.0

DNC

544

Out Of Sight

Matt Wilkinson

0.9340

14

 

 

8.0

DNC

9201

Selkie

Anthony Booth

0.9460

16

 

 

8.0

 

DivH PHSTCF results Start : 12:30

Place

Sail No

Boat Name

Skipper

AHC

OffSet

Elapsd

Fin Tim

Score

1

5438

Cartwheel

Russell Debney

0.7922

8

02:42:25

15:20:25

1.0

2

B331

Broulee

Karen Hawkett Brett

0.8593

20

02:36:11

15:26:11

2.0

3

2125

Sea Rug Hoo Ha

Peter Howes

0.7531

0

02:56:46

15:26:46

3.0

4

N1

Noakes White

Peter Langman

0.8278

15

02:42:54

15:27:54

4.0

5

404

Hornblower

Steve Sweeney

0.7864

7

02:52:26

15:29:26

5.0

6

N3

Noakes Blue

Shaun McKnight

0.8480

18

02:41:48

15:29:48

6.0

7

N2

Noakes Red

Sean Langman

0.8900

25

02:37:50

15:32:50

7.0

8

5139

Katinka

Paul Oconnell

0.8515

19

02:46:11

15:35:11

8.0

9

2634

Fun

David Lamb

0.8120

12

02:58:05

15:40:05

9.0

10

HKG56

Cool

Philippe Odouard

0.7763

5

03:17:14

15:52:14

10.0

DNC

AUS151

Slip De Femme

Slip Syndicate

0.8250

14

 

 

 

DNC

NH1

Old Habits

Brian Shilland

0.8590

20

 

 

 

 

DivJ1 PHSTCF results Start : 12:30

Place

Sail No

Boat Name

Skipper

AHC

OffSet

Elapsd

Fin Tim

Score

1

8455

Europa

David Mason

0.9841

14

02:05:36

14:49:36

1.0

2

8105

Valkyrie

Christian Nicks

1.0320

20

01:59:47

14:49:47

2.0

3

7100

M

Steve Hatch

1.0670

24

02:04:06

14:58:06

3.0

4

4715

Marloo

George Girdis

1.0477

22

02:07:56

14:59:56

4.0

5

6223

Trim

Shaaron Walsh

1.0140

18

02:13:16

15:01:16

5.0

6

7878

Kayle - Swd

David Leslie

1.1628

34

01:57:36

15:01:36

6.0

7

6608

Elusive

P Billingham /P Mcge

1.0477

22

02:12:30

15:04:30

7.0

DNC

AUS92

Sophia

Philip Mellor

1.0320

20

 

 

11.0

DNC

447

Quatre Quart

Rob & Sue Segaert

1.1053

28

 

 

11.0

DNC

9477

The Crone Of Silence

James Hall

1.1200

30

 

 

11.0

 

DivJ2 PHSTCF results Start : 12:30

Place

Sail No

Boat Name

Skipper

AHC

OffSet

Elapsd

Fin Tim

Score

1

331

Silver Minx

Geoff& Vicki Player

0.9750

26

02:14:58

15:10:58

1.0

2

1961

In Cahoots

Pat & Roberta Easton

1.0030

29

02:12:59

15:11:59

2.0

3

9242

Sextant

Denis Doyle Lynne Sm

0.9950

28

02:19:48

15:17:48

3.0

4

6563

L'attitude

R.Hunt/J.Short /M.Ba

0.9883

28

02:21:45

15:19:45

4.0

5

69200

Nemesis

Jeffery Taylor

0.9423

22

02:29:21

15:21:21

5.0

6

80808

Panacea

Peta Wilcox

0.9605

24

02:27:42

15:21:42

6.0

7

7046

Inkonkoni

Arthur Lane

0.9228

19

02:33:08

15:22:08

7.0

8

8675

Astral

Andrew & Amber Butle

0.9313

20

02:32:46

15:22:46

8.0

9

6797

Holy Cow!

John & Kim Clinton

0.9462

22

02:32:48

15:24:48

9.0

DNC

6056

Zeusus

Laurie McAllister

0.8638

11

 

 

13.0

DNC

6652

Baltic Lady

Niel Burling

0.9623

24

 

 

13.0

DNC

6501

Lahara Ii

Glenn Crane

1.0045

30

 

 

13.0

 

DivK PHSTCF results Start : 12:30

Place

Sail No

Boat Name

Skipper

AHC

OffSet

Elapsd

Fin Tim

Score

1

1008

Star Ferry

John Conroy

0.9489

35

02:03:28

15:08:28

1.0

2

508

Stormy Petrel

Kevin O'Shea

0.9043

29

02:09:50

15:08:50

2.0

3

8420

Jublilee

Ian Arthy

0.7586

5

02:39:37

15:14:37

3.0

4

6593

Lu Lu Belle

Peter Lewis

0.8684

24

02:23:08

15:17:08

4.0

DNC

5106

Anna

George Sirett

0.7355

0

 

 

8.0

DNC

6809

Applejack

Derek McDonnell

0.7412

1

 

 

8.0

DNC

6924

Impulsive

Matthew Laue

0.8097

14

 

 

8.0

DNC

3976

Gusto

Phillip Denison

0.8320

18

 

 

8.0


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Volvo Ocean Race: Heading for the speedway to Cape Town *Feature by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
The Volvo Ocean race fleet are now all around the turning mark of Fernando de Noronha, and have continued down the Brazilian coast. Currently the first three yachts, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, Team Brunel and Team Vestas Wind are all travelling at 17kts, as they travel around the St Helena High. ... [more]  

2014 International Masters Regatta - Anyone heading out to San Diego Bay this weekend is likely to witness some of sailing’s most legendary skippers show exactly why they’ve earned the reputation as the best in the business. Established in 1975 by Don Trask, the International Masters Regatta features the best master sailors from around the world and is being hosted by the San Diego Yacht Club ... [more]  

Join the crew of the ORMA60 TeamVodafoneSailing as they slash 20 minutes off their previous record for the PIC Coastal Classic on Friday. The Coastal Classic is a 119nm course from Auckland to Russell in the Bay of Islands. Originally conceived as a drag race between multihulls and monohulls ... [more]  

After more than 17 years with the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Jerome has decided to pursue other professional challenges. ... [more]  

2014 Renaissance Re Junior Gold Cup - Stamina and determination were key factors for the competitors racing in day two of the Renaissance Re Junior Gold Cup today. The 14 international guests and 26 young Bermudians finished five races on Bermuda’s Great Sound. This is a test of endurance for any sailor especially young ones. ... [more]  

With less than a day left to reach the turning mark at Fernando de Nonoha, 220nm off the coast of Brazil, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing has retained the lead she built in the Doldrums. She is unlikely to be headed, although the second boat on the water, Team Brunel is projected to be less than an hour behind at Fernando ... [more]  

One flight of the Quarter Finals was sailed Friday afternoon following the completion of the Qualifying Rounds and the selection of opponents and draw for boats. The Quarter Finals set Ian Williams against Marek Stanczyk, Taylor Canfield against Steffan Lindberg, Eric Monnin against Pierre Morvan, and an all Swedish pairing of Bjorn Hansen against Johnie Berntsson. ... [more]  

What could be better than racing for three days with over 2000 of the world's best sailors? How about racing for four days! The St.Maarten Heineken Regatta is proud to announce that their pre-event, the Gill Commodore's Cup, is accepting entries in all boat categories (excluding Lottery Class). ... [more]  

The seventh day of the La Torche PWA Grand Slam saw the light winds continue, despite a promising forecast for today. In the late afternoon a few of the sailors took part in a tow-in training session as there is scope to run a tow-in contest tomorrow, with the forecast looking glassy. ... [more]  

Picture postcard perfect conditions returned to Bermuda for the third and final day of Qualifying at the Argo Group Gold Cup, the sixth stage of the 2014 Alpari World Match Racing Tour. After yesterday’s torrential rain, Hamilton Harbour was bathed in glorious sunshine and breeze that by lunchtime was gusting up to the mid-teens. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Leaders pass Fernando and head for Cape Town *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz
Volvo Ocean Race Control reports that the lead boats in the 40,000nm race have rounded, or rather passed, the turning point off Fernando de Noronha. They are now proceeding down the Brazilian coast, to round the back of the South Atlantic high pressure zone , and have what is expected to be a fast ride to the Leg 1 finish in Cape Town. ... [more]  

Melges 32 Gold Cup on the horizon by International Melges 32 Class Association
With a fleet and sailors as diverse as the nightlife on Ocean Avenue, the Melges 32 Gold Cup, hosted by the Coconut Grove Sailing Club kicks off in just two weeks, featuring eighteen ultra-high performance Melges 32 teams from nine different countries. ... [more]  

Rolex Middle Sea Race - Keeping a good watch by Media Royal Malta Yacht Club
Peter Dimech, Principal Race Officer and Race Chair spoke about the storm that raged through the Rolex Middle Sea Race fleet. “The remaining yachts racing in the Rolex Middle Sea Race are expected to arrive at the Royal Malta Yacht Club by today and tomorrow. Whilst the wind speed has decreased, the sea state is still significant and we are keeping a close watch on the yachts still at sea. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, Onboard Team Alvimedica. I’d hate to come across as being impossible to please but after days of wanting out of the doldrums, days of struggling with routines, with sleep, with a lack of regularity and consistency to our schedules, and of course--predictability to the weather—we’re 'out' and still trying to find it ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, Day 13 onboard Team SCA. I’m unsure if I should be nervous, excited, stressed, or thrilled today. As today I get to have fish guts smeared over me only to then become officially apart of King Neptune’s kingdom. ... [more]  

There was a shakeup at the top on day three of the 2014 RS:X Youth Worlds in Clearwater, Florida! Fully recharged thanks to the lay day yesterday, all competitors were eager to enter the final stretch of the competition in Clearwater, and the planing conditions in the forecast certainly contributed to the excitement on the beach. ... [more]  

The opening day of the 105-boat China Cup International Regatta saw old rivalries renewed in the Beneteau 40.7 class, as Vatti Sailing stole victory from Vanke Longcheer in the opening Simpson Marine Passage Race from Hong Kong to Shenzhen. ... [more]  

Team Alvimedica Navigational Strategist, Anderson Reggio, explains the issues ahead of the crews in the remaining half of leg 1 of the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race. After the Equator and Fernando, the weather looks to be shaping up to be pretty standard for the South Atlantic. The St Helena High which typically dominates this body of water is the main driver for breeze in the short term. ... [more]  

The next landmark, or ‘sea mark’ if you will, for Leg 1 is crossing the Equator, as Team Alvimedica continue to make their way south to round Fernando de Noronha off the coast of Brazil. Crossing this latitude is not like crossing any other on their way around the world, but has special significance for sailors who have never crossed the 0° parallel of latitude. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Mapfre cruzará el Ecuador hacia las 13:00 aproximadamente. ... [more]  

Argo Group Gold Cup - A front slowly crossing Bermuda brought with it an overcast sky and rain squalls. Nonetheless, despite squelching their way ashore completely soaked, the Group 2 crews enjoyed the morning’s stronger breeze, the wind less shifty having veered into the southwest overnight, blowing down Hamilton Harbour rather than across it. ... [more]  

RenaissanceRe Junior Gold Cup - In second place, Adam Larson of Bermuda has seven points and had a great day on the water today. Larson, whose family is still without electricity after Hurricane Gonzalo, said he has been getting to bed a lot earlier these days and feels that the conditions also favored his performance today. ... [more]  

As predicted in last night's preview in Sail-World, the ORMA 60 TeamVodafone Sailing has set a new course record for the 119nm course in the PIC Coastal Classic. ... [more]  

Taylor Canfield (ISV) US One, top seed in Group 2, is the first skipper to qualify for the Quarter Finals in the 2014 Argo Group Cup. Canfield lost his first match in day one of racing against Chris Poole (USA) Riptide Racing. Since then the number two skipper on the Alpari World Match Racing Tour has sailed to seven straight points. ... [more]  

The forecast for day six at the La Torche PWA Grand Slam offered a slight possibility of producing some racing, but unfortunately the wind never really materialised meaning the sailors spent another day on hold. Throughout the day there were gusts of up to 10 knots, but the wind failed to improve beyond that. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, Day 12 onboard Team SCA. This morning the boat was so quiet you could hear a pin drop, shortly after sun up we were hooning along in 20kts in a torrential downpour, by late afternoon we were sailing backwards, and who knows what tonight will bring. ... [more]  

The push and shove of 12 knots of Atlantic breeze – things are looking up in the Volvo Ocean Race. On board Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, things are looking up. First in the fleet, and out of the Doldrums, they’re heading fast towards the Equator, trade winds blowing gusts of encouragement around their ears. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - Day 12 for Team Alvimedica by Amory Ross, Team Alvimedica
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, Day 12 onboard Team Alvimedica. There is no question as to the origins of the phrase 'down in the doldrums;' the monotony of these days is painfully apparent. It’s a pattern too familiar: a night of variable conditions—torrential rain and 20 knots of wind one minute, no wind and starry skies the next. Feast or famine. ... [more]  

With only nine days remaining until the close of entries, one of the smallest, most audacious and memorable yachts in the history of the CYCA’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, appropriately became the 100th entry. A mere 10.5 metres, James Cameron’s Hick 35, Luna Sea, will again do duty as one of the pintsized yachts in fleet for the 70th edition of the 628 nautical mile race. ... [more]  

Today was the last day of competition at the Student Yachting World Cup. Even though England’s victory was already for sure, the top-5-ranking could change a lot with two more races: Italy was second with 46 pts, Ireland third with 47 pts, Norway fourth (52 pts) and Switzerland fifth (58.2 pts)… the USA followed with 59 pts! ... [more]  

A varied and international fleet ranging from 40 to 100ft (12.19 to 30.48m) will set off for Grenada on Saturday 29th November from Lanzarote, the most eastern in the Canary Islands chain, in the Royal Ocean Racing Club's Transatlantic Race. ... [more]  

The United States will be the second most heavily represented nation at the Star Sailors League Finals when they take place at Nassau in the Bahamas between December 1st and 7th. Reflecting the consistency, quality and number of sailors involved in the Star class, the United States has the largest representation in the Star Sailors League with 294 skippers and 376 crew. ... [more]  

Airbus and Oracle Team USA have forged a technology partnership. As Official Innovation Partner of Oracle Team USA for the 35th America’s Cup, Airbus will share the know-how of its engineers and experts in fields such as aerodynamics, instrumentation and simulation, composites, structures, hydraulics and data analysis to work with the Oracle Team USA design team. ... [more]  

Rolex Middle Sea Race - Another dramatic day
Rolex Middle Sea Race - Artie confirmed as overall winner
Argo Group Gold Cup - Near perfect start for GAC Pindar
Volvo Ocean Race - A nightmare for sailors
The 2014 Severne Starboard Aloha Classic is coming...
Rolex Middle Sea Race 2014 - Artie's heroic return
Argo Group Gold Cup - Slender lead for Marek Stanczyk
Ben Ainslie Racing foiling on the Solent + Video *Feature
METS names DAME Award nominees
La Torche PWA Grand Slam - A day of rest for wave sailors
Rolex Middle Sea Race - A day of reckoning for the fleet
Volvo Ocean Race - Playing the Doldrums lottery
Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng Race Team takes on the Doldrums
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Alvimedica, somewhere in the windless ITCZ
Rolex Middle Sea Race - Artie gunning for glory
Volvo Ocean Race - Another perspective from Team SCA
Rolex Farr 40 World Championship - Success in San Francisco
RS:X Youth World Windsurfing Championship - Intense racing + Video
Rolex Middle Sea Race - Big breeze and lumpy seas
The first sail that changes lives
Volvo Ocean Race: Blogs from the Boats - Leg 1, Day 10 plus Videos *Feature   
Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 1 turns inside out in Doldums *Feature   
34th Student Yachting World Cup La Rochelle 2014 - Fifth race day   
2014 Argo Group Gold Cup - Match racers defy Gonzalo   
Volvo Ocean Race: Big gains for two boats in Doldrums *Feature   
Argo Group Gold Cup - Qualifying Groups set   
Renaissance Re Junior Gold Cup - Kids breeze past Hurricane Gonzalo   
DSS to revolutionise IMOCA 60s, both new and old   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami: Groupe Beneteau sponsors US Sailing Team   
Volvo Ocean Race - The bright side of the Doldrums   
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Vestas Wind contemplates the tropics + Video   
Volvo Ocean Race - Dull day, crazy night for Dongfeng Race Team   
Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA ready for equator crossing   
Volvo Ocean Race - Tough challenge for Brunel's Pablo Arrarte Elorza   
RS:X Youth Worlds - Hard work on day 1 + Video   
St. Maarten Heineken Regatta - NoR released, entries open for 2015   
Rolex Middle Sea Race - A turning point for the fleet   
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Leg one – Doldrums for dummies   
Volvo Ocean Race: Blogs from the Boats - Leg 1, Day 9 plus Videos *Feature   
Rolex Middle Sea Race 2014 - Fight to the finish   


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