Tour de France a la Voile - Closing in on Courrier Dunkerque 3
By Fabienne Morin, ,
9:02 PM Wed 23 Jul 2014 GMT
The Tour de France a la Voile fleet completed two races today in Hyères (one inshore and one coastal). Groupama 34 won the first one and is now catching up Courrier Dunkerque 3 on the leaderboard, while Bretagne Crédit Mutuel Elite won the second one and is now nine points ahead of Team Oman Sail in the fight for third place of the podium. ...
Six Metre European Championship - High temps and little wind on day 3
By Fiona Brown, ,
8:44 PM Wed 23 Jul 2014 GMT
The forcast for the third day of the Six Metre European Championship was for strong sun, high temperates and little or no wind, and unfortunately it was not wrong! Despite everyone's best efforts no racing was possible for the second day running. ...
Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Light wind opener in Vannes
By WIM Series, ,
8:28 PM Wed 23 Jul 2014 GMT
The Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan, the second stage of the 2014 Women’s International Match Racing Series, started Wednesday with a practise session followed by the official opening ceremony in Vannes. ...
Australian Three Peaks Race - Rules to enhance the race
By Terry Travers, Tasmania ,
8:27 PM Wed 23 Jul 2014 GMT
With the recent enhancements announced for the 2015 Australian Three Peaks Race, organisers have posted a draft set of revised rules on the event website for the information of potential entrants. The new start venue at Devonport will provide enhanced access for competitors and more options for spectator viewing. ...
Tour de France a la Voile - More points bagged by Groupama 34
By Groupama Sailing Team, ,
8:07 PM Wed 23 Jul 2014 GMT
Today saw another round of races in Hyères for the Tour de France a la Voile and more points bagged by Groupama 34 in their bid to catch up with the leader of the overall ranking. Indeed, Franck Cammas and his crew are inexorably continuing on with their comeback. ...
International Moth Worlds: Rashley ahead as Aussies close in
By Mark Jardine / YachtsandYachting.com, ,
7:40 PM Wed 23 Jul 2014 GMT
The Moth Worlds fleet woke up to a glorious day at Hayling Island. The wind was blowing a steady 15 knots, the sun was shining and it was 23 degrees by 10am - perfect sailing conditions. The Gold fleet went out into Hayling Bay, while the Silver fleet headed off East to Bracklesham Bay. ...
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Unsatisfactory conditions on day 4
By Trish Jenkins, ,
7:23 PM Wed 23 Jul 2014 GMT
Day four of the Royal Ocean Racing Club's Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup was one Principal Race Officer Stuart Childerley and his team would prefer to forget. With the best wind forecast for early morning, the 27 boats in nine teams started an hour early from a line off Peel Bank. ...
ISAF Youth Match Racing Worlds - American unbeatable on day 1
By ISAF, ,
5:37 PM Wed 23 Jul 2014 GMT
America's Nevin Snow was unbeatable on the opening day of the ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship in Helsinki, Finland as he stormed to five victories. The day started sunny with some light breeze present. The Race Committee was able to complete the first two flights before the forecasted wind direction change took place. ...
RS Feva World Championships - All set at Yacht Club de Carnac
By Pip Baily, ,
4:38 PM Wed 23 Jul 2014 GMT
There is less than a week to go until the 2014 Allen RS Feva World Championships held at Yacht Club de Carnac, France. 184 boats - 368 sailors and numerous parents, siblings and supporters from all corners of Europe, North America, Argentina, Russia and Hong Kong are preparing to travel to the beautiful French location for this year’s event. ...
ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards - Nominations now open
By ISAF, ,
4:08 PM Wed 23 Jul 2014 GMT
Nominations are invited for the 2014 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards, the most prestigious award of recognition in the sport of sailing. Since the first Awards presentation in 1994, the nominees and winners have always included the highest achievers from all disciplines of the sport. ...
Laser Radial Men's World Championship - Jonas Stelmaszyk leads
By Jeff Martin, ,
3:43 PM Wed 23 Jul 2014 GMT
For the second day in succession the competitors in the Laser Radial Men's World Championship woke up in sunshine and then arrived at the club to be greeted by a sea fog as a result of an unchanged weather system over most of the Baltic Sea. ...
Channel Crossing Challenge on an F18 + Video
By Hugo Lavayssiere, Paris ,
2:09 PM Wed 23 Jul 2014 GMT
Successful crossing! Hugo Lavayssière and Joris Cocaud crossed the Channel on a sport catamaran on Sunday, July 13, 2014! With a time of 07h11mn they rallied Roscoff, after departure from Plymouth at 9:49. This record, originally, was the Brittany Ferries record: crossing the English Channel at its widest point, around 100 nautical miles. ...
A letter to Robert and Sandy Oatley
By J M, Australia ,
2:02 PM Wed 23 Jul 2014 GMT
Dear Robert and Sandy, as I read the news that Team Australia has withdrawn as Challenger of Record for the America's Cup I cheered quietly to myself. If I cheered loudly I would probably have been thrown out of the country! Australia won the Cup back in 1983 over 30 years ago……….. yes it was that long ago. ...
Coaches wear Zhik: John Bertrand (US) with the AST
By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, ,
12:36 PM Wed 23 Jul 2014 GMT
Top sailors (and their coaches) need top clothing to deliver a top performance. Former Laser World Champion and Olympic Silver medallist in the Finn class, John Bertrand (USA) describes the Zhik gear they need to wear as coaches in the long hours they spend on the water under cold and wet conditions. ...
Drake and Horn 1616-2016 Regatta - Racing begins October 2015
By Pilar Alberola, ,
10:51 AM Wed 23 Jul 2014 GMT
The official presentation of the Drake and Horn 1616-2016 Regatta took place at the dinner opening the 13th edition of the Bailli de Suffren Trophy organised by the Mare Nostrum Yacht Club. ...
Kiwi SKUD Sailing: Paralympic Campaign - your chance to support
By Tim Dempsey, Auckland ,
10:06 AM Wed 23 Jul 2014 GMT
Tim Dempsey and Gemma Fletcher are an aspiring sailing duo on the path to competing at the Rio 2016 Paralympics in the SKUD 18. Dempsey is a former Paralympic sailor who knows the dedication required to sail at the elite level demanded by the games. He has Muscular Dystrophy a progressive muscle wasting condition and he knows this is his last chance to represent his country at the Paralympics. ...
A new era for the Etchells class
By Rupert Holmes, ,
9:55 AM Wed 23 Jul 2014 GMT
A winter of development work with some of the world’s top sailors has resulted in significant improvements to the latest Etchells keelboats built by David Heritage Racing Yachts in Cowes, UK. 'What we’ve done here represents the biggest changes in the class over the past 20 years,' says Andrew ‘Dog’ Palfrey, a double Etchells world champion. ...
Brightlingsea Sailing Club to host Solo National Championship 2014
By Brightlingsea Sailing Club, ,
9:11 AM Wed 23 Jul 2014 GMT
The 2014 Solo National Championship will be hosted by Brightlingsea Sailing Club, Essex, from 26 July to 1 August, with some sixty-six helms travelling from across the UK to compete. ...
BIC Techno 293 Worlds - Steady winds on day 2 + Video
By Techno 293, ,
4:01 AM Wed 23 Jul 2014 GMT
The wind blew more steadily for the second day of the Techno 293 World Championships in Brest allowing three races for the 400 windsurfers. 2014 European Champion, Tom Monnet, representing France at the forthcoming Youth Olympic Games, is top of the youth u17 leaderboard with two firsts and a second in the blue group today. ...
Laser Radial World Championships at full speed
By SailingNet, ,
3:59 AM Wed 23 Jul 2014 GMT
The 2014 Laser Radial World Championships are at full speed. There were 76 competitors from 25 countries at the start yesterday. The beginning of the day was very misty and there was very poor visibility. The decision to go on the water was made at 12:40 and the first race started at 14:06. There were two general OCS and five OCS with the black flag. ...
Tasmanian Sailing Performance Program launch invitation
By Peter Campbell, ,
3:38 AM Wed 23 Jul 2014 GMT
Yachting Tasmania invites you or your representative to attend tomorrow’s launch of the State Sailing Performance Program and to meet some of Tasmania’s outstanding young sailors chosen to take part in the Program. ...
29er North American Open Championship - Qualifying series wraps up
By Marianne Davis, ,
3:04 AM Wed 23 Jul 2014 GMT
The second day of the 29er North American Open brought another day of sun and a six knot breeze. Both the yellow and blue fleets completed another three races to wrap up the qualifying series. Marte and Carla Munto from Spain is leading the fleet ahead of Australias Kurt Hansen and Harry Morton. Top Canadian boat Ryan Wood and Andrew Wood from West Vancouver is third. ...
Collinson FX Market Commentary: July 23, 2014 - AUD creeps up
By Collinson FX, ,
12:57 AM Wed 23 Jul 2014 GMT
July 23, 2014: The AUD has slowly climbed back towards 0.9385, while the country is pre-occupied with the Malaysian air crises, with little to divert on the economic front. Geo-Political issues remain central, with no major economic data to divert attention, although Central bank activity will impact. ...
Opening ceremony O'pen Bic World Cup, Travemunde Week, Germany
By Simon Dubbin, Travemunde ,
10:27 PM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
The event is part of the famous 'Travemunde Regatta Week' which is in its 125th year. Australia and New Zealand are represented with six competitors amongst a fleet of more than 130 from 11 nations. ...
Six Metre Europeans - Wind fails to make an appearance on day 2
By Fiona Brown, ,
9:24 PM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Sadly the wind failed to make an appearance on day two of the Six Metre European Championship in Falmouth and the twenty-seven strong fleet experienced a frustrating day of waiting in vain. Initially the Race Committee held the fleet ashore for a three-hour postponement, but by early afternoon there were signs of a sea breeze so the boats set off for the race area. ...
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