Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club’s Jack Gale training centre borne
By RPAYC media, ,
8:23 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
A large crowd gathered at the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club to witness the first sod of earth turned for the club’s new training centre development and the official naming of the facility. ...
Volvo Ocean Race crews to battle in Round Britain test
By Volvo Ocean Race, ,
6:54 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
Iker Martinez’s Spanish team will put to the test potential new crew members as they make their way to the UK for the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race this week. The event, which starts on August 9 and is preceded by Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week, will see five of the new, one-design Volvo Ocean 65 boats navigate Britain’s 1,800 miles of notoriously tricky coastline. ...
Sopot Match Race - Canfield tops leaderboard after day 1
By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, ,
6:25 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
The Alpari World Match Racing Tour’s newest event, Sopot Match Race, commenced today. Eleven flights of Qualifying were sailed in a light to moderate north-westerly wind. At the close of play Alpari World Match Racing Tour champion Taylor Canfield tops the leaderboard unbeaten on 5-0, ahead of Phil Robertson’s WAKA Racing on 5-1 and local Polish legend Karol Jablonski on 4-1. ...
Multihull Central - Covering all the bases
By John Curnow, ,
6:07 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
Sometimes you hear of someone taking 30 years to become an overnight sensation. Maggie Beer went on record for saying just that, only the other day on TV. By that mark, Brent Vaughan has been building an experienced team for a long time and when the time came for the launch of Multihull Central, they too rapidly became a multihull sensation.. ...
El Equipo Español prueba dos tripulantes rumbo a Inglaterra
By Volvo Ocean Race, ,
5:57 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
El Equipo Español de la Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 ha puesto rumbo a las islas británicas donde a partir del 9 de agosto participará en la Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race. ...
WPNSA named European ISAF Sailing World Cup Venue
By Matt Carter, ,
5:52 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
The RYA is happy to reveal that the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy has today (31 July) been named by the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) as one of two European venues for the 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup series, which will form part of UK Sport’s Gold Event Series. ...
Fireball European Championship - Elements halt racing action
By Cormac Bradley, ,
5:41 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
Thursday’s racing at the Homecoming Scotland 2014 European Championships didn’t happen as Bruce Leask, Principle Race officer was beaten by the elements and was thus unable to get a race in. The fleet set out for the race course shortly after 12 noon for a scheduled 13:00 start, to the backdrop of a third cruise liner in Lerwick Harbour in as many days. ...
Cowes Week - Weather outlook provided by Rupert Holmes
By Cowes Week Ltd, ,
5:32 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
The weather outlook for Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week (2-9 August) is currently indicating that the long run of hot and gloriously sunny weather that has brought frustratingly light and fickle breezes to Cowes and the waters of the Solent area over the past few weeks is changing to a more unsettled picture. ...
17-year-old RNLI volunteer saves child in first rescue mission + Video
By James Oxley, ,
5:19 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
A 9-year-old schoolgirl who became trapped between giant rocks whilst playing on the beach at Aberaeron was dramatically rescued on July 10th. New Quay inshore RNLI lifeboat was called into action at 5pm after the alarm was raised that the girl was trapped inside the sea defences, as the tide was beginning to rise. ...
Teen names latest RNLI Shannon class lifeboat in Poole + Video
By Luke Blissett, ,
5:03 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
A teenage girl who won a competition to choose the name of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution’s (RNLI) latest Shannon class lifeboat officially named the lifesaving vessel at a special ceremony at RNLI HQ in Poole, Dorset, on July 17. ...
America's Cup - Ben Ainslie Racing strengthens British Challenge
By Sarah Alexander, ,
4:31 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR) have today revealed six additions to their British America’s Cup Challenge. The new team members will significantly strengthen BAR’s bid to bring the Cup back home to British waters. Britain’s Paul Campbell-James has joined the sailing team and brings a great deal of technical knowledge, combined with a solid record as both a mono and multi-hull racer. ...
RS500 World Championship - All set for Loctudy action
By Pip Baily, ,
3:26 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
In less than a week over 100 RS500 sailors from five different nations are descending on the French town of Loctudy in Brittany for the 2014 World Championships. The 2014 entries see many rock stars of the class from different countries, promising a highly competitive event from start to finish. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup - Hyeres and Weymouth named 2015 venues + Video
By ISAF, ,
3:09 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
Hyères, France and Weymouth, Great Britain have been named as the European venues for the 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup series. Bids to host the two European regattas of the ISAF Sailing World Cup were carefully considered by the International Sailing Federation with key criteria including a compact venue, first class sailing areas and facilities. ...
RS800 European Championships - Gradient breeze on day 3
By Dave Hivey, ,
2:13 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
The fleet launched early on Wednesday at the RS800 Europeans to take advantage of the gradient breeze forecast for the morning. It was certainly not the sunny Ora that we had come to Garda to see, but the Northerly breeze did not disappoint (for a while). ...
RS100 European Championship - Action continues on day 3
By RS100 Class Association, ,
2:07 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
Not quite a classic Garda day on day three of the RS100 Europeans, but almost as good. An amendment to the sailing instructions posted last night meant an early start at 11am. The fleet ventured out in a Northerly (Pela) force four and racing started promptly on a trapezoid course under the Western Cliffs. ...
Anna Tunnicliffe: Final two days of the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games
By Anna Tunnicliffe, Carson, CA. ,
1:59 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
Anna Tunnicliffe: We finished up the 2014 CrossFit Games with the final 3 events. I gave it my all, made the final cut and finally finished 22nd overall. The 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist in the Laser Radial class describes the final two days of the competition. ...
Collinson FX Market Commentary: July 31, 2014 - US rates to rise?
By Collinson FX, ,
1:31 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
July 31, 2014: Markets were mixed again overnight with the Fed mulling over interest rates. They cut QE by a further $10 Billion and should complete this process in the next couple of months. The GDP number in the US rebounded strongly by 4%. ...
RYA Sea Survival Handbook – 2nd edition now available
By Emma Slater, ,
12:49 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
The RYA Sea Survival Handbook – second Edition is the official text for the RYA Basic Sea Survival Course and the RYA-ISAF Offshore Safety Course and supports ISAF approved Offshore Personal Survival courses. So if you’re attending a sea survival course or taking your boat offshore, whether for racing or cruising, this book is a must read. ...
Kona Europeans about to kick-off in Båstad
By KonaOne press, ,
12:20 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
The best possible conditions are expected with the 2014 European Championships in ISAF-class Kona One about to start in Båstad, Sweden. A total of 70 female and male sailors from eight countries will line up. Sailors with plentiful of experience and medals from different windsurfing classes will meet young talents, making the outcome very open. ...
Open 420 Worlds: The last throw of the dice to make the Gold fleets
By Rob Burn, ,
12:06 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
Rob Burn reports on the third day of racing for the New Zealand team competing at the 420 World Championships in Travemunde, Germany. Bad races, good races, the last throw of the dice to make the Gold fleets.
The Kiwi teams slow grind up continues in a light and shifty day on both courses. ...
Sydney International Boat Show - images from Day 1
By Jeni Bone, ,
11:59 AM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
Blue skies, balmy temperatures, world and national premieres - it was all happening today! ...
Musandam-Oman Sail crew swap hulls as MOD70 heads to Cowes
By Oman Sail, ,
11:53 AM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
Fresh from their success in achieving a first ever podium position at the famous Tour de France a la Voile, the crew of Musandam-Oman Sail will shift focus this weekend when they swap one hull for three ahead of their ambitious MOD70 campaign in British waters this summer. ...
Techno 293 Worlds - France and Italy claim titles
By International Windsurfing Association, ,
10:58 AM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
Fifteen year old Carlo Ciabatti from Cagliari, Italy, is the 2014 Techno 293 Youth Boys World Champion. With an unassuming start, 23rd on the leaderboard at the end of the first championship race, Carlo clawed his way up day by day - 13th . . . fifth . . .first! beating European Champion Tom Monnet into second place by four points. ...
Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race - Clean and quiet start
By Lisa Ratcliff - OCC, ,
9:29 AM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
The gentlemanly midday start of the eighth annual Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race on Moreton Bay for the record-equalling fleet of 35 yachts from Tasmania to Townsville was clean and quiet. This afternoon off Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast Bob Oatley’s race record-holder Wild Oats XI comfortably leads the pack. ...
Allen RS Feva World Championships, Day 4 - Nations Cup and lay day
By Golly Tucker, ,
8:54 AM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
At the Allen RS Feva Worlds, the fleet racing took a break today while a well deserved break was taken from the very physically demanding conditions in Quiberon Bay. The two boat team racing Nations Cup took place during the afternoon with 11 nations participating. ...
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