Last chance to win a yacht worth $250,000
By Mary Bickley, Sydney ,
8:13 AM Fri 29 Aug 2014 GMT
Last chance to win a yacht worth $250,000 and support Sailors with disAbilities. Team Windcraft's yacht raffle in support of Sailors with disAbilities (SWD) closes very soon. The prize is a Hanse 345 yacht worth over $250,000 ready to sail away with 12 months Club Marine insurance. ...
America's Cup: Oracle Team USA sailors place on world regatta circuits
By Sail-World, ,
10:12 PM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
Oracle Team USA sailors have spent much of 2014 competing individually at various events around the world, looking to keep their skills sharp against top-flight competition.
According to the team, the results have impressive. ...
Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Classic Garda conditions on day 2
By International Audi Melges 20 Class Association, ,
9:03 PM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
Three additional races were added to the scoreboard on Thursday, day two of the 2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship hosted by Fraglia Della Vela Riva. With a substantial 14-point lead, American John Kilroy on Samba Pa Ti is in first place overall. ...
PWA Alacati World Cup - Intense competition on day 3
By Chris Yates, ,
8:15 PM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
The wind kicked in earlier than anticipated on the third day of the Pegasus Airlines Alacati PWA World Cup allowing just over five hours of racing to be completed. By the end of an intense day of competition a further two races were completed as Ben Van Der Steen (Tabou / GA Sails / Mystic) and Pascal Toselli (Starboard / Point-7) claimed the bullets in the men’s. ...
Boating bodies combine to launch First Safer Boating Week
By NPBS Forum Media, ,
7:56 PM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
October 17–24 has been declared Safer Boating Week this year, in what will become an annual focus on keeping boaties safe in the lead up to Labour Weekend – the traditional time to get boats and gear ready for summer.
Members of the National Pleasure Boat Safety Forum, chaired by Maritime NZ, will run a range of activities in the week aimed at getting three simple messages through to boat owner ...
America's Cup: 'The Doc' appointed as Commercial Commissioner
By Sail-World.com, ,
7:27 PM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
America’s Cup organizers have appointed Dr. Harvey Schiller as Commercial Commissioner for the 35th America’s Cup. The role of Commercial Commissioner is new to the America’s Cup. Dr. Schiller will be responsible for supervising, managing and protecting the commercial interests of the America’s Cup. He will work closely with all of the competitors, the Regatta Director and the America’s Cup Ev ...
Next weekend the Platu 25 International Class goes back in Brunnen
By Sabrina Bonaiti, Lecco ,
7:19 PM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
The eighth Central European Alp-Cup Edition (Ceac), the Platu 25 Circuit that takes place in the European Alpine Lakes, is getting ready with the next appointment in Brunnen, in Urnersee, one of the four branches of the Luzern lake in Switzerland where the third Act will take place from the 29th to the 31th of August. ...
Wake Park Triple Crown - Registration open for final stop
By Bill McCaffray, ,
7:01 PM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
Registration for the third and final event of the Monster Energy WWA Wake Park Triple Crown 2014 (#MEWPTC) at BSR Cable Park, Texas’ premiere cable park in Waco, TX is now open. The event will take place on September 18th and 20th. ...
Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Day 2 images by Stefano Gattini
By Studio Borlenghi, ,
6:44 PM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
Photographer Stefano Gattini was on the water for day two of the Audi Melges 20 World Championship to capture these images. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - Two more join Dongfeng Race Team
By Dongfeng Race Team, ,
5:54 PM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
It is 36 days to the start of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 and Dongfeng Race Team have officially recruited two more Chinese sailors, the Chinese Yachting Association’s former Finn sailor, Kong Chencheng (Kong) and Liu Xue (Black). Both sailors had been selected previously, but for different reasons had pulled out of the programme. ...
A case of crossed wires? A shocking situation!
By Stuart Carruthers, RYA Cruising Manager, ,
5:22 PM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
I recently took a call from a member who had just returned home from a boating trip to Brittany. When in Brittany he found that about a third of the shore supply in marinas had reverse polarity. He says the French were disinterested but feels that members should be made aware of the dangers. ...
OHPRI Teen Summer Camps make a splash
By Barby MacGowan, ,
5:00 PM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
Neither Garrod Clute (Bristol, Conn.), Ed Weschler (Chicago) nor Maggie Dunbar (Newport, R.I.) had ever been aboard a Tall Ship before, but when they arrived in Portsmouth, R.I. last week with over two dozen other teens aboard the 180-foot three-masted schooner Mystic one would have sworn they had been aboard for five weeks rather than five days. ...
East to West: A profile of Volvo Ocean Race crew Team Dongfeng
By Jonno Turner, ,
4:43 PM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
The Volvo Ocean Race crew onboard Team Dongfeng is in Cowes, on the Isle of Wight, a charming little enclave that sits a million miles from the harsh realities of the Southern Ocean. The clock has barely chimed nine, yet the foreheads of this 10-strong Dongfeng Race Team crew glisten and glimmer like the sharp, wet edges of the proud grass below their feet. ...
Topaz National Championships - Paddy Cunnane and Adam Byrne victorious
By Irish Sailing Associaton, ,
4:36 PM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
Dingle Sailing Club is pleased to announce that local Dingle sailors Paddy Cunnane (helm) and Adam Byrne (crew) are the Topaz Irish National Champions 2014. The Topaz National Championships were hosted by Dingle Sailing Club for the first time on the 23-24 August 2014 ...
ISA All Ireland Championship - Ben Duncan to face stiff competition
By Irish Sailing Associaton, ,
4:31 PM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
Defending All Ireland Sailing Champion Ben Duncan will face some stiff competition next week as he fights to retain his title. 16 national class champions have been invited to compete at the ISA’s most prestigious annual senior sailing event; the ISA All Ireland Sailing Championship on the sixth and seventh of September. ...
Extreme Sailing Series - First-ever Turkish team to race in Istanbul
By Extreme Sailing Series, ,
3:26 PM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
The first-ever Turkish Extreme 40 syndicate, TeamTurx, has been confirmed to compete at the Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 6 Istanbul as an invitational entry, bringing the tally of boats on the startline up to 12. The event will be further bolstered by support from co-Host Venue partners Yandex, one of Europe’s largest technology and internet companies, and Palmarina. ...
Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Race 4 images by Max Ranchi
By Sail-World.com, ,
3:14 PM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
Max Ranchi was on site at the 2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship to capture these images during race 4. ...
RYA Mega Prize Draw – Win over £3,000 worth of amazing prizes
By Emma Slater, ,
2:39 PM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
One lucky visitor to this year’s PSP Southampton Boat Show could be in with a chance of winning over £3,000 worth of amazing boating related prizes in the RYA’s Mega Prize Draw. Running throughout the show visitors to the RYA Stand (JO66) will have the opportunity to submit their entry in to the mega prize draw and win a whole host of prizes. ...
Hamilton Island Race Week - Beneteau leading production boat builder
By Beneteau, ,
10:56 AM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
Light conditions early on during the Hamilton Island Race Week regatta had the 28 strong Beneteau fleet battling for leading positions across the Divisions. Increased breeze and better sailing conditions later in the week seemed to favour the Beneteaus as overall results improved after the lay day, with a number of Divisional wins and outstanding performances. ...
New Around Britain and Ireland Monohull 40ft and less world record
By John Reed, ,
10:30 AM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
The WSSR Council announces the establishment of a new Around Britain and Ireland Monohull 40ft and less world record. ...
Volvo Noble Marine UK RS400 National Championships - Day 4 images
By LPB Aerial Imagery, ,
10:06 AM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
LPB Aerial Imagery was on site at the Volvo Noble Marine UK RS400 National Championships 2014 to capture these images on day four. ...
Magnetic Island Race Week: great conditions forecast for regatta start
By Tracey Johnstone, Magnetic Island ,
9:11 AM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
The breeze is pumping and the north Queensland sun is blazing as crews competing in the eighth SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week prepare for five days of hot competition starting tomorrow. Townsville’s most famous sailing son, Will Oxley, was on hand at the Competitor Briefing today to share his valuable advice to the fleet on the best way to handle the forecast perfect racing conditions. ...
Rolex Middle Sea Race 2014 - International fleet bound for Malta
By Louay Habib, ,
9:01 AM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
The 606-mile yacht race takes place in the heart of the Mediterranean and covers one of the most beautiful courses in the world. Starting and finishing in Malta, the route includes the deep azure waters around Sicily including the Aeolian and Egadi Islands, as well as Pantelleria and Lampedusa. One of the most stunning vistas is Stromboli, the active volcano which is a course mark. ...
Detroit Cup - Fifth place finish a difficult result for Neptune Racing
By Neptune Racing, ,
7:34 AM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
Our latest event saw Neptune Racing travel to the Bayview Yacht Club, contesting for the Detroit Cup. It was tumultuous week for the team; coming out firing to be in the lead after day one, eventually qualifying fourth after two days of racing. ...
2014 MC38 Australian Championship - Leslie Green crowned Champion
By Di Pearson, ,
3:43 AM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 MC38 Australian Championship - After playing bridesmaid at both Audi Hamilton Island Race Week and the Australian Championship last year, Sydney yachtsman Leslie Green and his Ginger crew were crowned the MC38 Australian champions for 2014, last weekend. ...
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