Laser 4.7 Youth Worlds - Luvisetto and Alexadr Boite victorious +Video
By ILCA (As Amended by ISAF), ,
3:46 PM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
Asya Luvisetto and Alexadr Boite have claimed the girl's and boy's Laser Youth 4.7 World Championships after a championship dominated by light winds in Katatsu, Japan. In a fleet of 37 sailors from 22 nations, Asya Luvisetto (SUI) sealed her World Champion title with a day to spare in Karatsu, Japan after demonstrating she is an excellent all-rounder in the fresh 15-18 knots of the penultimate day ...
420 Junior Europeans - GBR sailors claim bronze
By Matt Carter, ,
3:01 PM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
The British Youth Sailing Team’s Sarah Norbury and Mari Davis clinched a bronze medal at the 420 Junior European Championships in Marina Gdynia, Poland, on Monday (18 August). It was the first piece on international silverware for the double-handed 420 sailors, who earlier this summer finished 10th at the 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships in Tavira, Portugal. ...
Collinson FX Market Commentary: August 20 2014 - KIWI drops on Data
By Collinson FX, ,
2:40 PM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
August 20 2014: The AUD consolidated around 0.9300 although the NZD took a hit after economic data confirmed a contraction in the local economy. GDP growth forecasts were back to 3.8% from 4.0%, although the fiscal surplus remained intact.
The NZD fell to the low .8400’s and is suffering the direct impact of the RBNZ higher interest rate strategy. ...
IFDS World Championships - Action shots by Tim Wilkes
By Sail-World.com, ,
2:36 PM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
Photographer Tim Wilkes was on site at the IFDS World Championships to capture these images. Enjoy! ...
Maxi yacht rendezvous this September in Sardinia
By International Maxi Association, ,
2:25 PM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
This September, the Costa Smeralda will once again be the world’s premier racing rendezvous for Maxi yachts. Sponsored by Rolex since 1985 and organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) and International Maxi Association (IMA), the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - and the Rolex Mini Maxi Worlds, this year in its fifth edition - are unmissable events for yacht designers, sailors and Maxi owners alike' ...
Great conditions for Optimist Canadian Championships
By Katie Nicoll, Lunenburg ,
1:41 PM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
The Canadian Optimist Championships started with a practice race on Sunday, August 17th with a storm running through the race course on Mahone Bay that challenged the sailors to hike and bail harder. Ashore, all sailors lined up and were piped into the opening ceremonies to start the regatta. ...
World Yacht Racing Forum 2014: 'Growing the business of Yacht Racing'
By MaxComm Communication, ,
12:41 PM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
WYRF provides the chance to discuss the issues facing the sport and to share best practice. It also facilitates business development through providing quality networking opportunities with decision makers from all areas within the industry. Now in its seventh year, the event will be centered around the theme 'Growing the business of Yacht Racing.' ...
Clipper Race: 2015-16 edition of world's longest ocean race 70% full
By Julia Wall-Clarke, ,
12:14 PM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
The world’s longest ocean race, uniquely for amateur sailors – the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is now 70% full for the 2015-16 edition, following a surge of crew sign-ups. The 40,000 mile, eleven month long event, known as one of the planets toughest endurance challenges will be the bi-annual events 10th Anniversary series and the second circumnavigation for the Clipper 70 fleet. ...
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland - Swish smash 5th World Record
By RORC Event Press, ,
11:35 AM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
Subject to ratification by the World Speed Sailing Record Council, this breaks the previous World Record for Monohulls 40 feet and less, set by Concise 2 in 2010, by over 18 hours. This will be the fifth World Record broken during the 2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club. ...
RS200 National Championship 2014 - Big day of racing on day 3
By Sally Campbell, ,
11:03 AM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
Tuesday morning started much like Monday at the Volvo Noble Marine RS200 National Championship 2014, with teams ready for another big day of three races. The question was: who would manage to figure out the conditions first and ultimately win the day? ...
Leaderboards take shape at the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games 2014
By ISAF, ,
10:28 AM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
Three races were completed in the Boy's and Girl's Byte CII and Techno 293 fleets with the best breeze of the week saving itself for the third day of competition. A north easterly breeze in between six-eight knots ensured all of the days scheduled races were completed. ...
GJW Direct SailFest - August BH weekend on Solent Shore of New Forest
By Brenda Hoult, ,
9:36 AM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
GJW Direct SailFest heads to the Southern promontory of the New Forest this weekend with three fleets using the event as their National Championships - the Byes, ISOs and 18ft Skiffs. The strong coaching bias to the event sees a training day supported by North Sails One Design on Friday with continued coaching support throughout the event. ...
IFDS Worlds - Hot competition on first day of racing
By Kathy Large, ,
8:39 AM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
Sunny skies and shifty wind conditions were part of the story of the first day of racing at the High Liner IFDS Worlds 2014 at the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron in Halifax, Nova Scotia. All three classes raced twice on Tuesday with some drama focused on the 2.4 mR course where 48 competitors have to fight for the favoured spot to cross over the start line. ...
Magnetic Island Race Week – Plenty of appeal for champion racer
By John Curnow, ,
8:37 AM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
The well campaigned, terrifically sailed, highly competitive, and widely successful, Victoire is a justified beacon amongst the fleet getting set to participate at Magnetic Island. The final round of Queensland’s winter of sailing is once more set to bring that delightful combination of exquisite sailing and warm glow of friendship to all who partake. ...
Challenging Conditions - CORK OCR
By Sail Canada, ,
8:06 AM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
Laser, Radial, Finn, 49er and FX sailors hit the water with winds light and from the east. On the singlehanded course the easterly breeze held for three races for the Lasers with CST member Robert Davis (KYC-RCYC) taking a bullet in the first race by a large margin. ...
Women’s Keelboat Championship overall
By Sail Canada, ,
7:27 AM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
A total of 11 boats and 36 participants took part, getting nine races in over three days. Event coach Toby Bryant was on site for practice and racing days giving competitors tips and tricks! Toby is one of the top Shark sailors in Quebec, with experience sailing in Fireball, J24, J30, 2.4m fleets. Day one of racing kicked off with light breeze, grey skies and cool temperatures. ...
IFDS World Championship - Day 1 for the US Sailing Team
By Will Ricketson, ,
4:33 AM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
Racing began on Tuesday at the IFDS World Championship, Paralympic sailing’s premier annual event, and competitors were treated to sunshine and plentiful breeze. Hosted by the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron, North America’s oldest sailing club, this event serves as the first nation qualifier for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. ...
2014 Melges 20 World Championship - Countdown begins
By Melges 20, ,
3:55 AM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
Melges 20 World Champ -In less than two weeks, the commencement of the second Audi Melges 20 World Championship will take place with a record-breaking entry of 55 teams expected to participate in the four-day racing affair. The Italian fleet is the largest in attendance with additional representation from Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Japan, Monaco, Russia and United States. ...
2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Day 3
By Daniel Smith, ,
3:18 AM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - The strongest breeze of the competition thus far is expected for the third day of competition on Lake Jinniu with up to eight knots of breeze on the menu. ...
2014 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Resurrection
By Lisa Ratcliff, ,
2:52 AM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Thirty years ago at a crossroads Barry Cuneo took the sensible parent-pleasing option and pursued a career, believing he could drop back into sailing any time. He’s on the water all the time as a sea pilot on Port Philip, but when it came to sailing he discovered a large hole in the sport. ...
Oman Sail successfully hosts first National Optimist Championship
By Times News Service, ,
2:44 AM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
The event came on the back of a week-long training camp for 14 members of the Youth Squad as part of the OmanTel Youth Programme, co-sponsored by Oman Shipping Company. It saw 45 young Omani sailors aged between 9 and 14 compete over four days in Sur. ...
2014 International OK Dinghy British National Championship - Day 4
By Robert Deaves, ,
2:21 AM Wed 20 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 International OK Dinghy British National Championship - Jim Hunt has finally won the British OK Dinghy National Championship after several failed attempts over the past decade. He closed out the 2014 title after two more very close and breezy races sailed in very shifty winds in the mouth of the Blackwater Estuary on Tuesday morning. ...
America's Cup: Team NZ wish Davis well with new team
By Richard Gladwell, Sail-world.com/nz, ,
11:34 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
Emirates Team New Zealand Chief Operating Officer, Kevin Shoebridge describes the split with long time coach Rod Davis as 'amicable'. ...
Fisher's View: Sailing perfection at Hamilton Island- Day 3
By Bob Fisher, Hamilton Island, Queensland ,
9:53 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
That perfection in sailing is impossible to achieve has been a universal experience and particularly in 10-knot winds, as we are all aware. At least I was until today, but one race changed all that. This Damascene moment came as a result of an invitation to sail aboard the perpetual line honours winner, the 100-foot supermaxi Wild Oats XI from owner Bob Oatley. ...
Roble and Wilson still number one match racers in the U.S.
By Dave Perry, Southport, CT ,
9:47 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
The women’s match racing rankings remain unchanged other than Andrea Cabito (San Francisco, CA) moving into the number 10 spot. Stephanie Roble (East Troy, WI) and her Epic Racing team hold onto the number one spot among U.S. women match racers, and remain number three in the world. Nicole Breault (San Francisco, CA) and Katie Maxim (San Francisco, CA) remain number two and three. ...
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