Etchells Invitational Cup - Girls on top in Cowes
By Rupert Holmes, ,
9:27 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
Day two of the inaugural Etchells Invitational Cup in Cowes delivered four tight races in sparkling conditions, with a 10-knot north westerly breeze. The racing saw plenty of adrenaline fuelled boat-on-boat action, with the four on-water umpires handing out numerous penalties. ...
Mildura boaters reminded Murray River will be low until mid August
By Roads and Maritime Services, ,
9:23 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
Roads and Maritme Services is reminding the Mildura boating community to avoid boating near Lock 11 of the Murray River with the draw down of the waterway now well under way. ...
National Sailing Hall of Fame reveals inductees
By Jan Harley, ,
9:16 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
The National Sailing Hall of Fame (NSHOF) today revealed the eight people who will make up its 2014 class of inductees into the National Sailing Hall of Fame. ...
J/111 North American Championship - Wind Czar victorious
By Liz Smith, ,
7:42 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
The J/111 North American Championship was hosted this weekend, July 24-27 at the Little Traverse Yacht Club in Harbor Springs, MI. Thirteen J/111 boats attended the event in beautiful Northern Michigan ready to race during the LTYC annual Ugotta Regatta, including local boat Wind Czar who won the inaugural NAs in Chicago in 2013. ...
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race sets off August 10th
By Trish Jenkins, ,
7:34 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
The Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race sets off on Sunday 10th August from the RYS startline in Cowes. The non-stop 1,802nm course takes the competitors around the breathtaking coastline of Britain and Ireland, including the most northerly point, the island and lighthouse of Muckle Flugga. ...
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Antoine Albeau victorious on day 5
By Chris Yates, ,
6:38 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
Today saw the conclusion of the slalom at the Fuerteventura PWA Grand Slam after five amazing days of racing. After a further one and a half eliminations were completed, Antoine Albeau (RRD / NeilPryde) was crowned the King of Fuerteventura after claiming his third victory of the week in the final race of the week. ...
RS800 European Championships - Varying degrees of success and failure
By Toby Wincer, ,
6:27 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
After all 40 RS800 European Championship teams from France, Germany and the UK had made their journey down to Lake Garda with varying degrees of success and failure, the boat park was bustling with enthusiasm as the cloud and rain cleared over the weekend to leave the lake sparkling for the Championship opener on Monday afternoon. ...
Masters of the Seas - Tanguy De Lamotte portrait
By Leslie Greenhalgh, ,
6:15 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
Tanguy De Lamotte is 36 years old. Although he has been settled in Lorient for quite some time now, he grew up in Versailles in Paris and his first sailing experiences took place in St Malo with his grandfather. Following that, he joined a sailing school at La Baule. ...
Snipe Western Hemisphere and Orient Championship headed for San Diego
By Judy Parker, ,
5:51 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
Hosted by the San Diego Yacht Club, the Snipe Western Hemisphere and Orient Championship Regatta will be held in sunny San Diego this fall, September 5 - 12, 2014. SDYC is honored to host the competition, which has been contested biennially since 1950, the first in Havana, Cuba. The Championship has been held in venues throughout North and South America and Asia. ...
WPA Championships - Kids race divisions offered
By World Paddle Association, ,
5:45 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
The World Paddle Association has announced kids race divisions, which will officially launch at the 2014 WPA Championships. The kids divisions will also be included in the regional and national points series beginning in 2015. ...
New Clever Pig launched by US Sailing
By Jake Fish, ,
5:39 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
US Sailing has launched a brand new Clever Pig! This website was designed specifically for aspiring youth and young adults who want to take their competitive sailing careers to the next level. This revamped version of cleverpig.org has incorporated a new design and layout, with updated resourceful and dynamic content, and a revised structure of the best features from the original website. ...
America's Cup: Group agrees to co-operate in London Meeting
By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, ,
5:28 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
The invited group of European Challengers along with the Defender have agreed to co-operate on some matters associated with the America's Cup. The European Challengers have made a U-Turn in just over two weeks on the issue of a venue for the 35th America's Cup ...
Gazprom Swan 60 World Championship - Fleet welcomed in Palma
By Jessica Francis, ,
5:21 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
Mr. Javier Sanz, President, Real Club Náutico de Palma has welcomed the Gazprom Swan 60 Class to Palma for their second Gazprom Swan 60 World Championship, 'it is a pleasure for the Real Club Náutico de Palma and those who are part of it to embrace such a sailing class as the Gazprom Swan 60. ...
Copa del Rey Mapfre - Build-up reveals some remarkable enthusiasm
By 52 Super Series, ,
4:10 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
The build-up to sailing’s third event of the Barclays 52 Super Series, Palma Mallorca’s annual showcase, the Copa del Rey Mapfre, reveals some of the remarkable enthusiasm, loyalty and commitment of some of the Circuit’s key owners who are really enjoying their racing in the class. ...
Marblehead NOOD Regatta - Images by Leighton O'Connor
By Leighton O'Connor, ,
3:11 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
Photographer Leighton O'Connor was on site at the Sperry Top-Sider Marblehead NOOD Regatta at Corinthian Yacht Club in Marblehead, MA on July 25th to capture these images. Enjoy! ...
Collinson FX Market Commentary: July 29, 2014 - NZD remain target
By Collinson FX, ,
3:03 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
July 29, 2014: The AUD remains strong, trading around 0.9400, while the KIWI is weaker due to the RBNZ 'jawboning' and deteriorating economic data. The NZD trades 0.8540 but will remain a target for the carry trade with attractive interest rate differentials. ...
Winners with Zhik: The British 49er team
By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, ,
2:36 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
Top sailors need top clothing to deliver a top performance.Continuing this this regular feature on Sail-World, we check in with the British 49er Sailing Team and their coach Ben Rhodes to find out what Zhik gear they like most. ...
RS100 European Championships underway on Lake Garda
By RS100 Sailing, ,
1:49 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
RS100 European Championships - Lake Garda was formed by a glacier that flowed down from the Dolomites, cutting through and gouging out the valley. Eventually the ice glacier melted, resulting in the stunning freshwater lake it is today. It was created in the Ice Ages 1.5 million years ago...just before our UK and Australian class chairmen were born…! ...
America's Cup: Two AC72 skippers discuss Foiling Moths and the Cup
By Beua Outteridge, ,
1:15 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
On the final day of the Moth Worlds, Beau Outteridge caught up with two America's Cup helmsmen: Chris Draper (Luna Rossa Challenge) and Nathan Outteridge (Artemis Racing).
Check out this video where they discuss the relevance of the Moth Class to the America's Cup. ...
RS Feva World Championship - Brilliant sailing on day 2
By Pip Baily, ,
12:28 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
The last day of the Qualifying series at the RS Feva World Championship brought brilliant sailing with significant challenges as the wind went from 10-12knots during Race 4 (first race of the day) through 16knots dropping to nine knots in Race 5 and pumping up to 20-22 gusting 26knots by the end of Race 6 for Red fleet. ...
Zhik Video: Ride aboard the Nacra 17
By Zhik, ,
12:18 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
Zhik sailors Lorenzo Bressani and Giovanna Micol take us on a wild ride onboard their Nacra 17 ...
Help clean up the sailing water at Rio - Image Gallery
By Juerg Kaufmann, ,
11:49 AM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
Top international sailing photographer, Juerg Kaufmann (SUI) is in Rio for the first of two Olympic Test events. Like many others in the sailing community he is most unhappy about the quality of the water at the Olympic venue.
Sailing has always prided itself on being an environmentally proud sport. ...
420 Open Worlds: Nervous and ordinary start by Kiwis on Day 1
By Rob Burn, ,
11:13 AM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
Day one racing was again very light and hot, a slight delay on the Start on the boys course, but racing underway in a oscillating breeze of 3-5 knots, great for the little guys and girls. The two Courses are a long way out and quite far apart, probably nearly a half hour tow out from the beach, we can see the Girls course off in the distance but are reliant on the girls for their racing stories. ...
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston to compete in Round Britain and Ireland Race
By Marina Thomas, ,
10:45 AM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
The British founder of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race and first ever man to sail solo, non-stop around the world in 1968-69, will compete in his ninth RBI race on his yacht Grey Power alongside Simon Clay in the two-handed class. ...
America's Cup: Alameda makes overtures on Venue hosting for San Fran
By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, ,
10:00 AM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
The City of Alameda has made a late play for the Venue hosting for the 35th America's Cup, with the release of a letter from the Mayor, Marie Gilmore.
The letter appears to be an initiative from the City's America's Cup Committee, formed in the run-up to the 34th America's Cup to maximise benefits of that event for the City and Alameda district. ...
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