The B&G Report: Volvo Ocean Race - Mark Chisnell reviews Leg 3, Week 4
By Mark Chisnell, Hamble ,
9:29 AM Fri 30 Jan 2015 GMT
Top Volvo Ocean Race correspondent, navigator and sailing analyst, Mark Chisnell writes a regular report for B&G on the current race and trends he sees developing - Congratulations to Dongfeng Race Team on an almost wire-to-wire victory in Leg 3. A really impressive, some might say flawless performance made them the first Chinese boat to win a leg of the Volvo Ocean Race ...
Rolex Sydney Hobart: Hickman tells how Wild Rose's win eventuated
By Geoff Waller, ,
8:52 AM Fri 30 Jan 2015 GMT
Roger Hickman skipper of Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race IRC winner Wild Rose sat down with Geoff Waller of www.boatson.tv and described just what went into his boat winning the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.
His was a 'full-on' race (with dramatic 'on-board' video) which included a knock-down, broken steering, a wild 'Chinese gybe', storms and only a small amount of blood spilt. ...
2015 Australian Formula 18 Catamaran Nationals - The wrap
By Jasper van Staveren, Woody Point QLD ,
8:38 AM Fri 30 Jan 2015 GMT
From 23-26 January 2015 the Australian Formula 18 Nationals were held at the Humpybong Yacht Club (Woody Point - Queensland). This regatta was all about consistency, there were a number of sailors that had the potential to win races. Skippers Brad Collet (the current Australian A-class champion), Lachlan Gibson, Brett Burvill and Jason Waterhouse all challenged for the top spot. ...
One Ton Cup Champion Rainbow II emerges from Vos Shed ahead of launch
By Alan Sefton, Auckland ,
5:42 AM Fri 30 Jan 2015 GMT
Former One Ton Cup Champion, Rainbow II emerged from the historic Vos Shed on the Auckland waterfront after a full restoration. She has been taken to the Pier 21 where the rig was stepped and final preparations are being made for the boat’s launching at 10am on Monday (2 February, 2015). ...
2015 Extreme Sailing Series - Crew line-ups announced
By Extreme Sailing Series, ,
4:37 AM Fri 30 Jan 2015 GMT
The world’s elite sailors are preparing to meet in Singapore for the opening Act of the 2015 Extreme Sailing Series™, which is set to bring the world famous Marina Bay alive with its pioneering Stadium Racing concept. With the transfer window now closed, some new players will enter the arena as the Series launches into its ninth season, with continued support of Series Main Partner Land Rover. ...
Abandoned yacht first to enter 2015 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week
By Rob Mundle, ,
3:03 AM Fri 30 Jan 2015 GMT
2015 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - A yacht abandoned in Bass Strait and not expected to be seen again has ‘done a Lazarus’ and become the first entry for Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2015, which will be staged from August 15 to 22. ...
Warren Jones Regatta: Three crews share lead at end of Round Robins
By Sail-World.com NZL, ,
2:31 AM Fri 30 Jan 2015 GMT
Sailing on the Swan River, in the tightest event in the history of the Warren Jones Youth Regatta, three skippers from three nations share the top spot on the leader board at the end of the double round robin. Australia’s Matt Jerwood, Dane Joachim Aschenbrenner and Chris Steele from New Zealand are level with 18 wins each. ...
2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Day 4 photos by Ocean Images
By Rachel Jaspersen, ,
2:29 AM Fri 30 Jan 2015 GMT
2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Day 4 photos provided by Ocean Images. ...
2014 - 15 Barcelona World Race - Pain in the Southern Indian Ocean
By Barcelona World Race, ,
2:02 AM Fri 30 Jan 2015 GMT
2014 - 2015 Barcelona World Race - No scape south because of South Indian Ocean Antarctic Exclusion Zone means a painful wait for Anna Corbella and Gérard Marin on GAES Centros Auditivos. ...
ISAF World Sailing Cup, Miami: Day 4 - Cuba welcomed to the Circuit
By ISAF, ,
1:56 AM Fri 30 Jan 2015 GMT
The expansion of sailing into so-called developing countries, continues at the ISAF Sailing World Cup, Miami, with newly embraced Cuba joining the 64 nation line-up encompassing 600 boats.
The 2015 fleet on Biscayne Bay is a record turnout, for this second event on the 2015 Sailing World Cup Circuit ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami 2015 - US Sailing Team, day 4 report
By Will Ricketson, ,
1:41 AM Fri 30 Jan 2015 GMT
Day 4 of ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami 2015, Presented by Sunbrella, saw the US Sailing Team Sperry make steady gains in the Laser and Laser Radial classes as gold fleet racing approaches its conclusion. In the Sonar, Rick Doerr (Clifton, N.J), Brad Kendell (Tampa, Fla.) and Hugh Freund (South Freeport, Maine) will go for gold tomorrow in the final day of Paralympic racing. ...
NZL Sailing Team: Two Kiwi leaders extend on Day 4 at Miami SWC
By Jodie Bakewell-White, Yachting NZ, ,
1:24 AM Fri 30 Jan 2015 GMT
New Zealand crews continue to lead in two classes after Day 4 at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami. A total of six crews from the NZL Sailing Team are on target to make their medal race heading into the penultimate day of competition.
In similar style to yesterday, today saw both of New Zealand’s two-handed women’s crews, in the 470 and the 49erfX skiff, extend their points leads even further. ...
NSW Etchells: Fill the Goblet because you can’t sink the Cup…
By John Curnow, ,
10:48 PM Thu 29 Jan 2015 GMT
Now it would have been easy to fill a goblet on Tuesday with the rain that was blanketing Sydney Harbour. However, our reference is to the Milson Goblets being run each night this week and then concluding on Saturday with three more races. The Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron in Kirribilli is hosting both the Milson Goblets, and then next week the Etchells NSW State Championship, too. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind arrives in Bergamo
By Brian Carlin, Team Vestas Wind, ,
7:02 PM Thu 29 Jan 2015 GMT
At exactly 00:01 on the 29th January 2015, TeamVestas' VO65 left VTE - Voltri Terminal Europa en route to Persico Marine in the foothills of the Italian Alps.
The boat is now safely secured in a purpose-built facility near Bergamo, awaiting full assessment and the beginning of the repair process. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Shift upon shift upon shift upon shift
By ISAF, ,
5:19 PM Thu 29 Jan 2015 GMT
ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami Day 3 - There's a world of difference between skiing a long, smooth run and skiing on moguls. Today, forget the waves, it was the breeze on Biscayne Bay that was 'moguls.' Shift upon shift upon shift upon shift. ...
Barcelona World Race - Grises mines et vie en rose
By Barcelona World Race Media, ,
4:59 PM Thu 29 Jan 2015 GMT
Cette fois-ci, ils y sont tous : ciels gris, vagues puissantes, albatros ou puffins, humidité permanente, le décor est planté pour plusieurs semaines. La flotte de la Barcelona World Race est maintenant entrée dans le vif du sujet. De l’entrée de l’océan Indien à la délivrance du cap Horn, il n’y aura pas beaucoup d’échappatoire. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami Day 3 - Ioannis Mitakis rules the roost
By Robert Deaves, ,
4:26 PM Thu 29 Jan 2015 GMT
Ioannis Mitakis (GRE), the 2012 Finn European Champion, ruled the roost in Miami today with two emphatic race wins and moves up to third overall. Giles Scott (GBR) sailed his worst day so far, but still leads with a five point gap on Jake Lilley, and 12 points over Mitakis as the event reaches its half way stage. ...
Snipe 2015 - Baianos são destaque no segundo dia de regatas
By Iate Clube de Brasília, ,
2:52 PM Thu 29 Jan 2015 GMT
O segundo dia de regatas do 66º Campeonato Brasileiro da Classe Snipe, nesta quarta-feira (28), foi especial para a flotilha baiana, representada exclusivamente por velejadores do Yacht Clube da Bahia. Logo pela manhã, durante a Assembleia Geral da classe, Salvador/BA foi ratificada como sede da próxima edição da competição em 2016. ...
Collinson FX Market Commentary: Jan 29 - Pressure for Interest drop
By Collinson FX, ,
1:19 PM Thu 29 Jan 2015 GMT
January 29, 2015: Apple shattered records with massive jumps in sales and profits. This boosted tech equities and allowed a rebound from yesterdays losses, although energy shares weighed heavily, as Oil dropped below $45/barrel. ...
Meanwhile in Canada... International DN Ice Yacht Championships 2015
By Kingston Yacht Club, Kingston, ON ,
12:49 PM Thu 29 Jan 2015 GMT
The International DN Ice Yacht World and North American Championships are being held in Kingston, Ontario (right in front of our office). For the Kingston Yacht Club, we skated out to the middle of the lake, and put together a little highlight piece for them to remember the event by. ...
Doyle Sails One Design have more Optimist success with Cross Cut
By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL, ,
9:18 AM Thu 29 Jan 2015 GMT
Doyle Sails had more success last weekend in the Auckland Optimist Championships, taking first and second overall in the 110 strong Open fleet. Six countries were represented in the event, and young sailors came the length of New Zealand to compete in the regatta that is a ranking event for World and International team selection. ...
EFG's Star Winter Series rules in Biscayne Bay
By Connie Bischoff, Miami, FL ,
8:44 AM Thu 29 Jan 2015 GMT
The third Star Winter Series presented by EFG (SWS) and hosted by Miami’s Biscayne Bay was a shining success. Not only have all five regattas had stronger participation than last year but the final one, the Mid Winters, grew 35% with 45% of the sailors international (CAN, SWE, BRA, UKR, ARG, ITA and GER). ...
New sponsors and major prizes for 2015 Sydney Harbour Regatta
By Di Pearson, Middle Harbour Yacht Club, Mosman ,
8:27 AM Thu 29 Jan 2015 GMT
Middle Harbour Yacht Club has confirmed a new major sponsor for the Sydney Harbour Regatta to coincide with the 10th anniversary of NSW’s largest sailing event, to be held on the weekend of 7-8 March ...
2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami: Day 3 images by Ocean Images
By Rachel Jaspersen, ,
4:20 AM Thu 29 Jan 2015 GMT
2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Day 3 photos provided by Ocean Images. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami: Day 3 - US Sailing have eight in Top 10
By Will Ricketson, ,
3:37 AM Thu 29 Jan 2015 GMT
Day 3 of ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, Presented by Sunbrella marked the midpoint of North America’s biggest Olympic and Paralympic classes regatta. With bright sunshine and fresh breeze in abundance, the world’s top athletes in 13 classes were treated to the conditions that exemplify why Miami is a preferred international sailing destination. ...
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