How dangerous are whales really? - incredible photos
By Brian Palmer/Sail-World Cruising, ,
11:40 PM Fri 20 Dec 2013 GMT
How scared should you be when sailing off shore about a collision with a whale? A scuba diver off the coast of Argentina snapped a series of incredible pictures for Barcroft Media recently of a pair of southern right whales lurking menacingly close beneath a tiny boat of whale watchers. ...
Ozzies and Kiwi star in International Sail Training Awards
By Lee Mylchreest, ,
10:06 PM Fri 20 Dec 2013 GMT
Two Australians and one New Zealander have won coveted awards at the Annual International Sail Training & Tall Ships Conference last month in Aalborg in Denmark. Other awards went to individuals and ships from countries as wide ranging as Oman, Poland, the Netherlands, Norway, Germany, Mexico and Finland. ...
America's Cup e-Book project greatly exceeds start up target
By Richard Gladwell, ,
9:38 PM Fri 20 Dec 2013 GMT
America's Cup commentator Jack Griffin has been more than successful in achieving his initial fundraising target using the Kickstarter funding model to produce an e-book on the 34th America's Cup.
With just over 20 minutes to run before his funding deadline, the project had attracted $21,260 of pledges from 202 investors. ...
Marine Rescue NSW volunteers on operational alert for festive season
By Ken McManus, ,
9:07 PM Fri 20 Dec 2013 GMT
Marine Rescue NSW volunteers will be on full operational alert during the festive season, ready to come to the aid of boaters in need of help on the water. Commissioner Stacey Tannos said December and January were the busiest months of the year for the 3200 volunteer members of the 46 MRNSW units along the coastline and inland on the Alpine Lakes and Murray River at Moama. ...
'The Foiling Week' set for Lake Garda in July 2014
By Domenico Boffi, ,
8:56 PM Fri 20 Dec 2013 GMT
The Foiling Week is a new event dedicated to amazing foiling boats, their designers, builders and athletes, taking place across Lake Garda, Italy from various beautiful sailing clubs in July 2014. ...
Penalty imposed on Temavento brand following Kiteracing Europeans
By IKA, ,
7:32 PM Fri 20 Dec 2013 GMT
Per requirement of class rule B.4 the Temavento Brand and ISAF have been notified today about the final outcome of the investigations following equipment inconsistencies found during the 2013 Kiteracing European Championships, where 18 sailors were disqualified for using equipment with measurements outside reasonable production tolerances. ...
Is it WoM or some other virus with Pantaenius Insurance?
By John Curnow, ,
6:51 PM Fri 20 Dec 2013 GMT
Honestly, what does one really mean by that? Well, quite simply, is it Word of Mouth or its Digital Age cousin, viral marketing, that has seen Pantaenius not only grow, but also begin to make a significant impact in Asia Pacific waters?
No doubt, the all-risk policy, agreed fixed value, new for old replacement and wear and tear clauses have had a major play in the whole equation. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - Selection trials phase 1 complete for Team Dongfeng
By Amy Monkman, ,
6:20 PM Fri 20 Dec 2013 GMT
The first round of selection trials for Dongfeng team for the upcoming Volvo Ocean Race got underway promptly at 0800 hours Monday morning at the team’s Official Training Facility at Serenity Marina in Sanya, China. ...
Vier Top-Ten-Platzierungen in Weltrangliste
By Sailing Team Germany, ,
5:58 PM Fri 20 Dec 2013 GMT
Kurz vor Weihnachten veröffentlicht der Weltseglerverband, die ISAF, alljährlich den letzten Stand (09. Dezember 2013) der Weltranglisten in den olympischen Klassen. Vier Teams aus dem Audi Sailing Team Germany überwintern unter den besten zehn Teams ihrer Klassen. ...
GAES Christmas Race - No action on day 3 in Palamós
By Jaume Soler, ,
4:21 PM Fri 20 Dec 2013 GMT
In the 38th GAES Christmas Race, the Tramuntana N wind with gusts of up to 60 knots on day three has forced the Race Committee to cancel racing for today. The strong N wind began to blow in Palamós following the rain of the night. ...
Allan Norregaard reveals Olympic future + Video
By Ben Remocker, ,
4:00 PM Fri 20 Dec 2013 GMT
As the 2013 season draws to a close, the world of Olympic sailing is kicking into high gear. 2013, a post Olympic year, was a relatively quiet one, but going forward teams know that only a full push can results in the gold medal they all covet. ...
Antigua Sailing Week - Don't miss the season finale
By Antigua Sailing Week, ,
3:47 PM Fri 20 Dec 2013 GMT
Even before the first Antigua Sailing Week in 1968, yachts from overseas were venturing across the Atlantic to a winter paradise in the Caribbean. Back in the 70s and 80s crossing the Atlantic was a very different experience from today - navigators followed the stars using a sextant to pinpoint landfall in the Caribbean. ...
Nanjing Youth Olympic Games Medal Design Competition winner revealed
By YOG, ,
3:39 PM Fri 20 Dec 2013 GMT
A young sports fan from Slovakia has been revealed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the winner of the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games Medal Design Competition. ...
Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championship NoR published
By ISAF, ,
2:51 PM Fri 20 Dec 2013 GMT
With a little more than 260 days to go until the opening ceremony of the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships, the Notice of Race has been published. Santander will be a hive of sailing activity from 8-21 September 2014 with all ten Olympic events racing for World Championship glory and Olympic qualification. ...
Collinson FX Market Commentary: December 20, 2013 - AUD crashes
By Collinson FX, ,
2:42 PM Fri 20 Dec 2013 GMT
Collinson FX Market Commentary: December 20, 2013 - Commodity currencies reacted, as expected, with the AUD crashing to the low 0.8800's although the KIWI showed some initial resilience. Local data supported the currency with GDP rising to 3.5% and the Trade Surplus also logging gains. Despite the strong economic data, the KIWI was finally overwhelmed, forcing the NZD back below 0.8200. ...
2014-15 ISAF Offshore Special Regulations now published
By ISAF, ,
2:32 PM Fri 20 Dec 2013 GMT
The 2014-15 ISAF Offshore Special Regulations have been published on the ISAF website with an amendment sheet outlining changes in the new edition. The ISAF Offshore Special Regulations are used by race organisers to provide uniform minimum equipment, accommodation and training standards for monohull and multihull yachts racing offshore. ...
Rolex Sydney to Hobart - Wild Oats XI receives clean bill of health
By Rob Mundle, ,
2:00 PM Fri 20 Dec 2013 GMT
Bob Oatley’s Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race record holder, the 30-metre long supermaxi Wild Oats XI, went back into the water today with a clean bill of health, after being out of the water at Woolwich Dock for a thorough going-over for four days. ...
Extreme Sailing Series 2013 - Video highlights
By Extreme Sailing Series, ,
1:46 PM Fri 20 Dec 2013 GMT
The 2013 Extreme Sailing Series™ was a truly global circuit, with a fleet made up of some of the world's greatest sailing talent. Six established teams were joined by home nation and wildcard entries throughout the year in the fight to secure the Series trophy - one of the most coveted in the sport. ...
Festival of Sails - 200 entries announced
By Lisa Ratcliff, ,
12:26 PM Fri 20 Dec 2013 GMT
Festival of Sails - Christmas has come early to the Royal Geelong Yacht Club with the news its keystone event has reached the 200th entry milestone, well ahead of the same time last year. ...
GAES Christmas Race - Tricky conditions on Day 2 + Video
By Michalis Pateniotis, ,
11:56 AM Fri 20 Dec 2013 GMT
GAES Christmas Race second day in Palamós started with a strong SW wind expected to blow until midday and then begin to lose strength. The Race Committees were at the racing areas ready to give starts at the scheduled times but drizzles brought big changes with the wind shifting and dropping ...
Rolex Sydney to Hobart - Long range weather forecast favours big boats
By Jim Gale, ,
10:27 AM Fri 20 Dec 2013 GMT
The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2013 long range weather forecast is very promising for the biggest, fastest boats in the fleet, even dangling the possibility of a race record, but what comes as good news on the V70s and 100 foot super-maxis is disappointing for the mid-sized and particularly smaller yachts. ...
Greek sailing coastlines - do they want cruising sailors or not?
By Des Ryan, ,
1:19 AM Fri 20 Dec 2013 GMT
If you are thinking of sailing in Greece any time soon, you may become confused when you seek more information. Last month the authorities slapped a new tax on yachts which sail, moor or anchor in Greek waters. This would naturally tend to cause yachts to vote with their raised anchors and sail off to friendlier countries like Turkey and Croatia. ...
Old 4 New Lifejacket Upgrade in New South Wales
By Jeni Bone, ,
11:20 PM Thu 19 Dec 2013 GMT
Transport for NSW through Roads and Maritime is emphasising the need to wear a lifejacket while boating. ...
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Zefiro seeks full blooded southerly
By Jim Gale, RSHYR Media, ,
10:16 PM Thu 19 Dec 2013 GMT
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - It is said that gentlemen do not go to windward - and quite so - it is a bit like scrum time in the rugby, best suited to miners and the unashamedly agricultural who can only gawp at the nonchalant elegance of wingers in stainless white shorts. ...
KTA Thailand Christmas Race Special - Tight racing on day 2
By Neil Godbold, ,
8:18 PM Thu 19 Dec 2013 GMT
On day two of the KTA Christmas Race Special, Thai rider Narapichit 'Yo' Pudla put in an almost faultless day’s work, blowing away the opposition in the raceboard class by convincingly winning all five races. But in the twin tip racing division, which has just achieved ISAF class recognition earning competitors the chance for IKA world ranking points, it was not such plain sailing for Pudla. ...
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