2014 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Foreign affairs
By Lisa Ratcliff, ,
3:08 AM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Each year Aussie sailors travel from the furthest states of Tasmania and Western Australian to be part of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week in sunny Queensland. Joining them in 2014 is a smattering of international crews including a number of Russian teams who have keenly jumped on the regatta bandwagon. ...
2014 IFDS World Championship - Day 3 images by Jude Robertson
By Jude Robertson, ,
2:45 AM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 IFDS World Championship - Jude Robertson was back on the water for day three of the IFDS World Championships to capture these images. ...
2014 IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championship - Day 3
By Will Ricketson, ,
2:13 AM Fri 22 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 IFDS World Championship - Day 3 of the IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championship saw all three courses plagued by light and inconsistent wind conditions. The US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider had an up-and-down day, but remains in reach of its objective. 'A main goal for this regatta is to qualify the country in all three disciplines (for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games)' ...
EUROSAF Youth Sailing European Championship - Mixed bag on day 3
By John Friend, ,
9:46 PM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
Variable wind conditions, across the two race areas, result in one course completing a full schedule of races and the other only a partial programme. The championship, however, is well underway and proving a great success with the sailors and coaches. ...
U.S. Qualifying Series for the Invitational Cup on the horizon
By Stuart Streuli, ,
9:38 PM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
Texas is not the first state in the Union that comes to mind when one thinks of sailing excellence. But sailors from the state have won four Olympic medals and skippered a pair of America's Cup challenges. ...
RS800 National Championship - Warm welcome on day 1
By Emma and Luke McEwen, ,
8:56 PM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
The Volvo Noble Marine RS800 National Championships kicked off today in Plymouth with a warm welcome from the Mount Batten Centre and a feisty force 4-5 with sparkling sunshine. With at least five boats realistically capable of winning the Championships, plus a few dark horses, it was all to play for on the first two-race day. ...
Volvo Noble Marine RS700 National Championships underway
By Neil Ashby, ,
8:47 PM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
The Volvo Noble Marine RS700 National Championships started today with a breezy forecast. Everybody went out wrapped up (which was just as well) and had a great day on the water. First start first race Neil Ashby and Jerry Wales got off the line first. We went left up the first beat and pulled a lead out on the rest of the fleet. ...
America's Cup: Five Challengers sign-on for 35th Match
By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, ,
7:37 PM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
The America's Cup Events Authority have confirmed that six entries have been received for the 35th America's Cup - five Challengers and the Defender, Oracle Team USA.
The five Challengers are believed to have met the entry requirements including payment of the $1million entry fee, as well as being scrutinised for compliance with the Deed of Gift ...
Extreme Sailing Series - J.P. Morgan BAR gear up for home racing
By Sarah Alexander, ,
7:32 PM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
J.P. Morgan BAR are gearing up for a weekend of racing on home waters at Act 5 of the Extreme Sailing Series, Cardiff Bay. It’s been eight weeks since the team last competed together, on the River Neva, St Petersburg and the UK event marks the fifth of the eight part series. ...
Volvo Ocean Race CEO Knut Frostad talks Time and Money (Part II)
By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team, ,
6:48 PM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
Sail-World interviewed the CEO of the Volvo Ocean Race Knut Frostad late last week, after the dust had settled from the final and seventh boat entry team Vestas Wind. Sail-World started by commenting- Many observers are saying that if this one design element hadn’t come in, this race wouldn’t have happened? ...
America’s Cup - British Challenge accepted by Golden Gate Yacht Club
By Marina Johnson, ,
5:00 PM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
Royal Yacht Squadron Racing (RYSR) has had its challenge accepted by the America’s Cup defender, the Golden Gate Yacht Club of San Francisco. RYSR is the affiliate club of the Royal Yacht Squadron and the challenging club for Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR), now the official British entry for the 35th America’s Cup in 2017. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - It’s been emotional, but it’s time to move on
By Volvo Ocean Race, ,
3:49 PM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
Battered, bruised, happy, worried. You name it, at least one Volvo Ocean Race sailor felt it after a roller-coaster of a Round Britain and Ireland Race. So what next? For Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, it was a week of smiles but keeping a tight lid on the growing optimism built on a near-perfect build-up to Race start on October 4 in Alicante. ...
Cork OCR - Sail Canada Senior Nationals wrap up
By Marianne Davis, ,
3:33 PM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
The Sail Canada Senior Nationals wrapped up today at CORK OCR after five days of racing in the Kingston harbour. Racing took place for all fleets despite being plagued by more light wind. It was show time on the skiff course as the 49er and 49erFX fleets moved to the stadium course for theater style racing. ...
British Sailing Team: Road to Rio + Video
By Amy Cada, ,
2:34 PM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
Check out this series of ‘behind the scenes’ videos that was put together with some of the British Sailing Team sailors while they were out in Rio for the Aquece Rio Olympic Test Event. ...
J/111 World Championships - British Teams take early lead on day 1
By Stuart Johnstone, Cowes, Isle of Wight ,
2:08 PM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
Day one of the inaugural J/111 World Championships hosted by Royal Yacht Squadron Racing in Cowes dawned with a forecast of light and fickle breeze. The first start was scheduled for 13:00, the race got under way on time in six knots of wind, but was abandoned after a short period as the wind faded. ...
Nova Scotia Team Wins Team Racing Challenge
By Katie Nicoll, Lunenburg ,
2:06 PM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
Racing continues today on the waters of Mahone Bay in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia at the Canadian Optimist Championship at the Lunenburg Yacht Club. Yesterday saw 15 teams compete for the fully umpired team race championships. ...
Tingley in the lead at IFDS World Championships
By Colleen Coderre, Halifax, NS ,
1:06 PM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
The second day of racing for the IFDS World Championships brought blue skies, heat and shifty winds at 10-16kts. Moving to the top of the leaderboard was Canadian Sonar team Paul Tingley, Logan Campbell and Scott Lutes sailing textbook today, with a 3, 1, moving into the lead. ...
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Jellyfish stings British Soldier
By RORC Event Press, ,
12:54 PM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
Six yachts are still racing in the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race and after light winds slowed their progress yesterday (Wednesday) morning, the wind picked up overnight much to the delight of the remaining competitors. British Soldier and Relentless on Jellyfish are having a tremendous battle in IRC Two and the three remaining Two-Handed teams are making great progress. ...
MC38 Australian Championship 2014 - Ginger retains lead on Day 4
By Di Pearson, ,
11:21 AM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
Despite arriving back at dock without having won any of the three windward-leeward races today, Leslie Green (Ginger) has maintained his lead of the MC38 Australian Championship at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week, a pair of second places and a fifth good enough to keep him on top. ...
British Airways Round Jersey Race - Dismasting on St Aubin's Bay
By Bill Harris, ,
10:51 AM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
The RCIYC’s annual British Airways Round Jersey race was held on Sunday, 17th August. The forecast had been predicting a bit of a blow for several days ahead leading to the postponement of racing for the sport-catamaran class. Indeed the only sport-catamaran to venture out for a spin in St Aubin’s Bay that Sunday morning capsized twice and was dismasted in a thirty knot gust. ...
Secret to success at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week
By Lisa Ratcliff - OCC, ,
10:13 AM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
The secret to success at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week differs from yacht to yacht. For the crew of South Australian yacht Secret Mens Business, the combination of mateship and a strong drive to win is key. Led by owner-skipper Geoff Boettcher, the Farr 400 he bought from America this year was trucked from Adelaide to Hamilton Island, covering 6,000km in the trek. ...
C’est reparti pour Realteam à Cardiff, pour l’ Extreme Sailing Series
By Realteam Sailing, ,
9:44 AM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
Realteam s’envole pour Cardiff au Pays de Galles, où se tiendra du 22 au 25 août 2014 la cinquième étape des Extreme Sailing Series. Quatrième du classement général provisoire, l’équipe Suisse entame la deuxième partie de saison en pleine forme. ...
Extreme Sailing Series - Realteam heads to Cardiff for Act 5
By Realteam Sailing, ,
9:36 AM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
The Swiss Realteam sailors set off for Cardiff in the UK this week for the next round of the Extreme Sailing Series from the 22-25 August. Currently in fourth place overall, the team is approaching the second half of the season fresh and on top form. ...
International Cadet World Championship – Day 4 at Weymouth, England
By Peter Collyer/Peter Campbell, ,
9:02 AM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
Royal Geelong Yacht Club brother and sister, Thomas and Sophie Alexander have extended their overall lead to a healthy five points over their nearest rivals in the International Cadet World championship at Weymouth on the south coast of England. ...
Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Light wind plagues Lake Jinniu
By ISAF, ,
8:37 AM Thu 21 Aug 2014 GMT
Lake Jinniu was plagued with little to no wind on the fourth day of competition at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games with no racing possible. With light winds forecasted ahead of the day the hard working race committee were always facing an uphill battle and a long wait on the water for anything to materialise. ...
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