2015 International 505 Australian Championships
By Kevin Cameron, Black Rock, Melbourne ,
9:36 PM Fri 30 Jan 2015 GMT
What a great week of 505 sailing in the International 505 Australian Titles at Black Rock YC. The 24 boat fleet were treated to the Black Rock Yacht Club professional race management. ...
Bill Burk Memorial Youth Elite Award
By Sail Canada, Kingston, ON ,
9:13 PM Fri 30 Jan 2015 GMT
The Bill Burk Memorial Award, donated to Sail Canada in 1997 in honour of Bill Burk, recognizes outstanding youth male and female achievement in competitive sailing. Recipients of the award will have competed in National and International competition during the award year and brought recognition to Canadian competitive sailing. ...
Le Prix commémoratif Bill Burk
By Voile Canada, Kingston, ON ,
9:10 PM Fri 30 Jan 2015 GMT
Le Prix commémoratif Bill Burk, donné à Voile Canada en 1997 en souvenir de Bill Burk, rend hommage aux réalisations exceptionnelles des jeunes athlètes masculins et féminines de voile de compétition. Les lauréats du prix auront participé à des compétitions internationales et nationales pendant l’année pour laquelle le prix est décerné. ...
GC32 Racing Tour - The future of sailing is flying
By GC32 Racing Tour, ,
6:32 PM Fri 30 Jan 2015 GMT
GC32 Racing Tour - The future of sailing is, quite literally, flying. The catamarans that soared above the waves in the 2013 America’s Cup in San Francsco have taken the sailing world by storm. The boats have revolutionised sailing technology and competition, giving rise to the creation of new classes. ...
RORC Caribbean 600 - Official crew merchandiser announced
By RORC, ,
3:45 PM Fri 30 Jan 2015 GMT
The Royal Ocean Racing Club is pleased to announce its partnership with Gill North America as official crew merchandise provider for the seventh edition of the RORC Caribbean 600, starting in Antigua on Monday 23 February. ...
American Windsurfing Tour - Goya Pro Cabo Verde preview + Video
By American Windsurfing Tour, ,
2:26 PM Fri 30 Jan 2015 GMT
American Windsurfing Tour - The Goya Pro Cabo Verde is shaping up to be the latest AWT edition of the ‘Clash of the Titans.’ The mega stars of windsurfing are currently tuning up their gear, and making final adjustments before the long journey to the remote island of Sal, Cabo Verde. ...
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 update from Team Brunel
By Robbert-Jan Metselaar, ,
2:15 PM Fri 30 Jan 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 update from Team Brunel:
After living for 23 days in a space not much bigger than the average student room, it’s not easy for the Team Brunel sailors to acclimatise in China. Hardly anyone speaks English and the food is quite different to what we are used to in the West. ...
Singapore Straits Regatta - Day 1 Video
By Icarus, ,
1:39 PM Fri 30 Jan 2015 GMT
Singapore Straits Regatta - Welcome to Singapore - a jewel of Asia. This stunning cosmopolitan city, with impressive high rise buildings, flourishes in the Far East as one of the world’s top financial centers. Whether day or night, multicultural Singapore throbs with the pulse of a fast modern life style. ...
Antigua Dragon Yacht Club Challenge preview
By Mainstay Caribbean Ltd, ,
1:22 PM Fri 30 Jan 2015 GMT
The second Annual Antigua Dragon Yacht Club Challenge will be hosted by Harmony Hall Yacht Club, with the support of the Antigua Yacht Club Marina and the Inn at English Harbour, with nine races scheduled to take place over five days in fantastic Caribbean conditions on identical Petticrow Dragons. ...
Bobbly breeze on Day 4 - 2015 Miami World Cup
By Sail Canada, Kingston, ON ,
1:11 PM Fri 30 Jan 2015 GMT
Miami delivers another day of bobbly breeze in the mid-low teens that shook up the rankings on the fourth day of racing at ISAF World Cup Miami.
Canadian Allan Leibel moved into podium position despite suffering an OCS (on course side of starting line) today. Norway’s Bjørnar Erikstad and Megan Pascoe (GBR) sit in Leibel’s way with the final showdown set to take place tomorrow at 1100 local time ...
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 came to be
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. ...
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