Korea Cup Int'l Yacht Race - Korean Team claims line honours + Video
By Icarus Sailing Media, ,
6:15 PM Sun 19 May 2013 GMT
After two days of inshore races on 16 and 17 May, the first offshore leg of the Korea Cup International Yacht Race commenced on Saturday 18 May from the city of Uljin. This first of two offshore legs, took the 25 teams on a challenging 86 nautical mile race track offshore to the volcanic island of Ulleung, with light conditions dominating the early stage of the race and really testing the crews. ...
Women's Int'l Match Racing Series - Macgregor claims St Quay victory
By Joakim Hermansson,
5:48 PM Sun 19 May 2013 GMT
In the finals of the Women's Int'l Match Racing Series, local sailor Julie Bossard gave the French crowd at the pier some hope after beating former Olympian Lucy Macgregor in the first match. But then the supreme sailor from Great Britain fought back, winning three consecutive matches to secure the title in this first event of the inaugural 2013 Women's International Match Racing Series. ...
Musto Vice Admiral's Cup - Down to the wire on final day
By Fiona Brown,
4:57 PM Sun 19 May 2013 GMT
Conditions on the final day of the 2013 Musto Vice Admiral's Cup might best be described as 'Good weather for ducks' as grey was the predominant colour and oilskins were the preferred attire (good news for sponsor Musto!). Fortunately nothing could dampen the spirits of the 58 competing teams who took on two final races to decide this hugely competitive series. ...
Atlantic Cup - GryphonSolo2 ready for Leg 2
By Joe Harris,
4:52 PM Sun 19 May 2013 GMT
This is the first report from sea for GryphonSolo2 in leg 2 of the Atlantic Cup presented by 11th Hour Racing. After sailing a very fun pro-am race, we prepared our boat and ourselves for another venture into the North Atlantic in May. ...
Harken Saturday Series - Sunshine and light breeze for the start
By Phil Riley, ,
4:44 PM Sun 19 May 2013 GMT
The Royal Southern YC's innovative short course racing season commenced on Saturday (18th May) in sunshine and a light breeze that saw those trying out the new format get around the course, as promised, in an hour. This newly introduced for 2013 Harken Saturday Series fell victim to high winds earlier in May but showed its potential in more relaxed conditions from a start at Bald Head. ...
Mauritius regatta off to a flying start
By Coralie Rassinoux,
1:25 PM Sun 19 May 2013 GMT
Mauritius will host some of the biggest names in sailing for the opening edition of the Mauritius Regatta. With six participating boats and five legs, the Mauritius Regatta will be an amazing opportunity to discover the Northern coast of the island. ...
RHKYC Spring Regatta - Fantastic final day off Kellett Island
By Koko Mueller, ,
11:13 AM Sun 19 May 2013 GMT
At the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club Spring Regatta, RO Simon Boyde scoured the harbour and managed to conjure up a three to 10kt westerly in the central area just off Kellett Island. Sunday dawned with the same overcast and humid conditions encountered on day one of the Regatta. ...
Cruising Yacht Club of Australia Winter Series - Langman v. Langman
By Di Pearson, ,
10:21 AM Sun 19 May 2013 GMT
Pete Langman today defeated his record-holding ocean racing father Sean in Race 4 of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Winter Series sailed on Sydney Harbour. Sailing three modernised Thunderbirds, individually skippered by Pete, his father Sean and a workmate, Shaun McKnight, the three were gearing up for another showdown in Division H. ...
Derwent Sailing Club's autumn two-handed racing series
By Peter Campbell, ,
9:59 AM Sun 19 May 2013 GMT
A sports boat from Port Esperance Sailing Club at Dover, 83km south of Hobart, today clinched victory in the Derwent Sailing Squadron’s annual Autumn two-handed series, dubbed by local sailors as the ‘world championship’ of short-handed keelboat racing. ...
Chicago Match Race Center Spring Invitational day 1
By Stephanie Roble, Chicago ,
8:33 AM Sun 19 May 2013 GMT
Light and fluky air prevailed in today's season opener at the Chicago Match Race Center's Spring Invitational, allowing only three flights of racing among the ten teams assembled here for this ISAF Grade 3 event. ...
Melges 20 Audi Sailing Series - No action on Saturday
By Joy Dunigan,
7:51 AM Sun 19 May 2013 GMT
At the Melges 20 Audi Sailing Series in Porto Ercole, the weather instability was stronger and more than the Race Committee had expected for the start of Event number two. Weather forecasts called for big breeze which in turn, resulted in no racing on Saturday. Officials were prepared to conduct racing as late as 18.00, but instead teams were sent packing back to the docks. ...
Another 'couldn't cope' rescue - sailor 'too tired' to continue
By Lee Mylchreest,
5:29 AM Sun 19 May 2013 GMT
Joshua Slocum had no autopilot but slept during his circumnavigation in 1895 by lashing the wheel and setting the sails. In 2006 some friends of ours lost steering altogether then sailed 1400nm by setting the sails. More and more rescues are occurring because many a modern sailor can't cope with the challenges, witness this appalling story, flashed across the sailing world this week: ...
Hutchwilco NZ Boat Show: Images from the the Show - Saturday - 2
By Richard Gladwell,
4:13 AM Sun 19 May 2013 GMT
Sail-World is at the Hutchwilco New Zealand Boatshow in the Sailing Hall. We've a big screen running showing all the best we can find of sailing - from Youtube to Video and some material we have shot ourselves. On Saturday we took our camera for a quick run around the Show, this is the second gallery mainly from the other halls ...
Hutchwilco NZ Boat Show: Images from the the Show - Saturday - 1
By Richard Gladwell,
3:58 AM Sun 19 May 2013 GMT
Sail-World is at the Hutchwilco New Zealand Boatshow in the Sailing Hall. We've a big screen running showing all the best we can find of sailing - from Youtube to Video and some material we have shot ourselves
On Saturday we took our camera for a quick run around the Show ...
'The greatest mismatch of vessel and peril of the sea': Bounty suit
By Sail-World Cruising Round-up, ,
2:41 AM Sun 19 May 2013 GMT
Even though the official investigations into the sinking of the HMS Bounty last October have not yet produced reports, the tragic death of one of the crew, Claudene Christian, is already the subject of a law suit against the current owner of the Bounty, businessman Robert Hansen, and the Bounty Organisation itself, for $90million. ...
10th Tahiti Pearl Regatta - see the images by Morgan Rogers
By Morgan Rogers/Sail-World Cruising, Raiatea ,
2:37 AM Sun 19 May 2013 GMT
The Tahiti Pearl Regatta (TPR), from 8-12 May, offered a festive and fun meeting, within preserved and enchanting islands. This year the TPR sailed from Raiatea to Bora Bora, Taha'a and Huahine, from 8 to 12 May 2013. They even pretended sometimes they were racing ...
PlanetSolar - four days faster across the Atlantic
By Planetsolar/Sail-World Cruising, ,
2:03 AM Sun 19 May 2013 GMT
PlanetSolar, the huge alien-looking vessel powered completely by solar power, reached St. Martin and beat its own record for a trans-Atlantic crossing! Because there aren't any other vessels remotely resembling PlanetSolar, the record was a closed-shop affair. Still, they were four days more skillful, technologically superior - or lucky - since the last time they crossed the Atlantic. ...
Tornado European Championships - Roland and Nahid on top after day 2
By Andrew Dowley, ,
1:28 AM Sun 19 May 2013 GMT
The second day of the Tornado European Championships began beautifully in the picturesque location of Lake Constance, Austria. The sailors arrived to a sunny day with a steady breeze ready for racing. Unfortunately this wasn’t to hold with a big variety of wind and weather changing throughout the day. ...
Delta Lloyd North Sea Regatta - Great conditions, full action on day 2
By Diana Bogaards,
12:58 AM Sun 19 May 2013 GMT
Day two of the Delta Lloyd North Sea Regatta was marked by nice sailing conditions. It began drizzling, but in the course of the morning it got dry and even sunny at the end of the afternoon. However, it was again difficult to get the boat speed up with the southwesterly of 15 knots and the waves, just like yesterday. During the day the breeze turned to the South and dropped to about ten knots. ...
Farr 40 East Coast Championship - Enfant Terrible emerges victorious
By Tink Chambers, Annapolis, Maryland ,
12:47 AM Sun 19 May 2013 GMT
Enfant Terrible was sailing in fifth place of the final race at the Farr 40 East Coast Championship when tactician Vasco Vascotto made a bold move. Vascotto decided to split from the leaders and head toward the left side of the course, a risky move because it could have cost skipper Alberto Rossi the regatta. ...
America's Cup: Luna Rossa sails on San Francisco Bay
10:50 PM Sat 18 May 2013 GMT
On Saturday morning the Luna Rossa AC72 sailed for the first time in San Francisco in the bay where the Louis Vuitton Cup and America’s Cup regattas will take place starting July 7th.
With an early morning roll out, Luna Rossa sailed in light winds (3 knots) that increased up to 12 and allowed the crew to carry out an extensive number of manoeuvres. ...
Musto Vice Admiral's Cup - A most welcome late appearance on day 2
By Fiona Brown,
9:48 PM Sat 18 May 2013 GMT
The second day of racing at the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club's 2013 Musto Vice Admiral's Cup brought mixed weather conditions. Morning saw very light airs and weak sunshine forcing the race committee to postpone. After an hour's delay, racing commenced under steely skies in a shifty and patchy breeze of circa five knots from the west-south-west. ...
Virtual ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships begin May 20th
By SailX, ,
8:02 PM Sat 18 May 2013 GMT
For a second year running, the award-winning sailboat racing simulator SailX.com will be running the 'Virtual ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships'. Following last years' successful collaboration with ISAF and the team in Dublin, this years' virtual event will take place from 20th May – 30th June 2013. ...
Women's Int'l Match Racing Series - No Saturday surprises in St. Quay
By Joakim Hermansson, ,
7:39 PM Sat 18 May 2013 GMT
At the Women’s International Match Racing Series in Saint Quay, there were no Saturday surprises, as all four of the crews that dominated the double round-robin also qualified for the semi-finals. The event's sovereign Lucy Macgregor of Great Britain, and Klaartje Zuiderbaan from The Netherlands, both swept away their opponents with a clean 3 - 0 score in their respective quarterfinal. ...
Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club Spring Regatta - Day 1
By Lindsay Lyons, RHKYC,
6:21 PM Sat 18 May 2013 GMT
Heavy overnight rain meant that conditions on the morning of the opening race of the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club (RHKYC) Spring Regatta were humid and windless but, undeterred, Race Officer Simon Boyde was out on the water early to rustle up a breeze and came back to shore with reports of 3 to 11kts SSW at the possible marks of the course. ...
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