Inaugural Australian Viper 640 One Design Regatta
By Viper Viper, western australia ,
4:00 PM Sun 21 Dec 2014 GMT
Aus. Viper 640 One Design Regatta: Heather Monkhouse on Hissteria said after the finish of one race, 'We sailed really well and we were near last. How did that happen? ……And then I looked in front and we had about seven boats just seconds in front of us. We were still in it if we sailed well…. The racing is so close.' Saturday was meant to be breeze above 18 knots all day. It didn’t eventuate. ...
Sail-World's coverage of Rolex Sydney Hobart will be its biggest ever
By Rob Kothe, ,
3:50 PM Sun 21 Dec 2014 GMT
Our nine sites world-wide will be carrying the full vision coverage and we will also have Nic Douglass's audio coverage starting from 8am. Great feedback this last week for our three part interview series with Nico, Chris Nicholson on Team Vestas grounding. Positive comments too on our feature article on the development of the junior dinghy and a sad week for Australian keelboat sailing. ...
2015 Three Peaks Race has been cancelled
By Terry Travers, Tasmania ,
1:51 PM Sun 21 Dec 2014 GMT
In a dismal day for adventure style racing The Australian Three Peaks Race committee of the Mersey Yacht Club inc. announced that the 2015 Three Peaks Race has been cancelled and the organisation will go into recess. ...
Quiet Atlantic hurricane season - new surge forecast products debuted
By NOAA, ,
1:46 PM Sun 21 Dec 2014 GMT
The Atlantic hurricane season will officially end on November 30, and will be remembered as a relatively quiet season as was predicted. Still, the season afforded NOAA scientists with opportunities to produce new forecast products, showcase successful modeling advancements, and conduct research to benefit future forecasts. Improved model, new surge forecast products and research projects debuted. ...
Beach party wraps up ARC+ for another year
By World Cruising Club, ,
12:14 PM Sun 21 Dec 2014 GMT
The second edition of this alternative route to the traditional ARC route saw 50 yachts and over 200 crew enjoy the same great activity programme before and after their ARC crossing, but also an interesting and enjoyable stopover on São Vicente, one of the less visited of the Cape Verde islands. Crews were full of praise for ARC+ route, now an integral part of the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers. ...
Rolex Sydney Hobart: Jim Clark's thoughts on Comanche's maiden race
By Sail-World, ,
12:01 PM Sun 21 Dec 2014 GMT
Comanche’s owner, Jim Clark concedes that a Rolex Sydney Hobart isn’t the ideal first race for such a big, complex machine, but: 'I am married to an Australian, and I’ve seen the start of the Rolex Sydney Hobart a number of times. ...
Collinson FX Market Commentary: Dec 20 - Sea change options reduced
By Collinson FX, ,
11:21 AM Sun 21 Dec 2014 GMT
December 20, 2014: The week dominated by the Fed closed strongly with equities surging towards record highs and wiping out previous losses. Christmas is upon us so expectations for any sea-change will be reduced. A good look at GDP growth in Europe and the US should confirm a fairly ordinary 2014, this week, while confidence may be reflected in the consumer with cheaper energy. ...
St Thomas International Regatta announce sponsors
By Carol Bareuther, St. Thomas ,
10:20 AM Sun 21 Dec 2014 GMT
St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. Organizers of the St. Thomas International Regatta are proud to announce that Cruzan Rum and Presidente beer, distributed by Glazer’s Premier Distributors, LLC, will provide major sponsorship in support for the 2015 regatta. ...
Waves within waves
By Leslie G. Baehr, ,
7:35 AM Sun 21 Dec 2014 GMT
Scientists have a name for this phenomenon—internal waves. By definition, internal waves occur in the deep, well beyond people’s purview. Scientists have generated miniature internal waves in small tanks in the lab, but out in the wild, they’re as elusive as a white horse in a snowstorm. ...
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Salt water therapy
By Jim Gale RSHYR media, ,
7:03 AM Sun 21 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Warwick Sherman never really wanted to do the Rolex Sydney Hobart, he’d done plenty of ocean racing, but bashing his way across Bass Strait to get to Tasmania just didn't grab him. Perversely, all that changed when he was diagnosed with cancer. ...
Soto 40 South American Tour - Coming soon
By Soto 40, ,
5:31 AM Sun 21 Dec 2014 GMT
The second stage of the Soto 40 South American Tour is coming up next and will be held in Algarrobo, Chile from 24 - 31 January. More than eight yachts are expected to take part in the Chille Sailing Week, a competition noted for its level of competition and close racing, where success is characterized by consistency, precision and teamwork. ...
2014 India International Regatta – Gusty wind plays spoilsport
By India International Regatta, ,
4:46 AM Sun 21 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 India International Regatta - After two days of fantastic sailing conditions, rains and consistent winds of over 20 knots with gusts of upto 28 forced the Race Committee to cancel the racing for the day. ...
Boats.com announces three-year sponsorship agreement with YJA
By YJA, ,
3:47 AM Sun 21 Dec 2014 GMT
Boats.com, the global online resource for boating enthusiasts to explore, discover and research, is delighted to announce an exciting three-year sponsorship deal with the Yachting Journalists’ Association (YJA) for its prestigious Yachtsman of the Year awards. ...
Belcher and Ryan win Copa Brasil de Vela to top off a successful 2014
By Cora Zillich, ,
3:31 AM Sun 21 Dec 2014 GMT
World Champions Mat Belcher (QLD) and Will Ryan (QLD) have won the Men’s 470 at the 'Copa Brasil de Vela' on Rio de Janeiro’s Guanabara Bay overnight. ...
2014 National Pies Launceston to Hobart Yacht Race - Victorian entry
By Peter Campbell, ,
3:08 AM Sun 21 Dec 2014 GMT
The 2014 Launceston to Hobart Yacht Race will have special significance for Melbourne yachtsman Richard Gates – culminating a return to yachting after a break of 30 years and sailing back to where he grew up. ...
Flying Dutchman Worlds on Sydney Harbour
By Peter Campbell, ,
2:48 AM Sun 21 Dec 2014 GMT
The Flying Dutchman, regarded as one of the finest and fastest one-design dinghy classes ever designed, will return to Sydney Harbour en masse when the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron conducts the Australian and World championships, starting next week. ...
Yachts of Yesteryear to celebrate 70th Sydney Hobart in Parade of Sail
By Di Pearson RSHYR media, ,
2:20 AM Sun 21 Dec 2014 GMT
The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia has received overwhelming support for its Parade of Sail, to be held prior to the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race on December 26, and staged in honour of the 70th Hobart and the Club’s 70th anniversary. ...
Moth Tutorials - Presented by Nathan Outteridge
By Beau Outteridge, ,
7:47 PM Sat 20 Dec 2014 GMT
The International Moth Class isn't exactly a new sailing class, yet the learning curve would have to be one of the steepest out there. Moths have been on foils for almost 10 years, yet besides talking to fellow moth sailors, there isn't a lot of information out there to help you master the skills and techniques needed to fly ...
Nereid Under Ice vehicle: A powerful new tool for polar science
By Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, ,
6:11 PM Sat 20 Dec 2014 GMT
Over the past 30 years, the Arctic has warmed more than any other region on Earth. As sea ice continues to thin and melt, understanding the rapid changes going on in this sensitive part of the world and its ecosystems becomes even more crucial. The new vehicle, called Nereid Under Ice (NUI), is remotely operated by pilots aboard a surface ship via a lightweight, micro-thin, fiber-optic tether. ...
2014 VX-One ACT Championships - Overall report
By Fred Kasparek, Canberra ,
2:12 PM Sat 20 Dec 2014 GMT
Discussions started early in September to get the fleet together for, what at the time was, the City of Canberra regatta. It was pretty clear from the outset that we would get virtually every boat in Australia in attendance. ...
America's Cup: Full CAS report finds both ISAF and de Ridder at fault
By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, ,
10:24 AM Sat 20 Dec 2014 GMT
The Decision of the Court for Arbitration of Sport over the suspension of Dutch sailor Dirk de Ridder has been circulated.
The report, which was earlier reported in summary form as to the decision, confirms a 18month suspension on de Ridder, one of the Netherlands' top sailors ...
Wellington Advanced Sea Survival Course in January
By Matt Wood, Wellington ,
10:22 AM Sat 20 Dec 2014 GMT
Wellington Ocean Sports will be running an Advanced Sea Survival Course over the weekend of Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 January 2015. Advanced Sea Survival is a comprehensive theoretical and practical course required by crew competing in Category 1 offshore races. ...
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race – One race many nations
By Jim Gale RSHYR media, ,
7:02 AM Sat 20 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Australia’s premier ocean race has always had an international flavour; Captain Illingworth, who started the whole Sydney Hobart thing was, after all, an Englishman. ...
RS:One World Champs - Hong Kong Team inspired by the return of the sun
By ISAF, ,
6:38 AM Sat 20 Dec 2014 GMT
The 2014 RS:One Trikora Beach World Championship has officially taken off in Bintan island, Indonesia. For the first time, Indonesia, the 2018 Asian Games organisers, is holding an international RS: One event with the strongest fleet an RS: One world championships has seen so far. ...
Tabor Boy - A century of service
By Capt. James E. Geil, ,
6:20 AM Sat 20 Dec 2014 GMT
The history of Tabor Boy, the 92-foot flagship of coeducational Tabor Academy, in Marion, Massachusetts, is that of a working vessel. Although she was designed and built in 1914 to support the commercial shipping trade, Tabor Boy’s real calling turned out to be teaching young people about life and the sea. ...
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