Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica’s Anderson Reggio assesses the fleet
By Amory Ross, Team Alvimedica, ,
5:18 PM Tue 21 Oct 2014 GMT
The first eight days of the Volvo Ocean Race have been filled with more excitement and tighter racing than anyone could have anticipated. Up until Saturday morning, Leg One has left the fleet with few tactical options and therefore has kept everyone tightly packed as one unit of seven boats. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - Dull day, crazy night for Dongfeng Race Team
By Dongfeng Race Team, ,
5:06 PM Tue 21 Oct 2014 GMT
It’s the dawn of a complicated day in the Volvo Ocean Race. Let’s face it: we’re not having a very good time on Dongfeng. We lost distance last night, and our leading position. The day got dull afterwards. Sailing straight ahead, with the spinnaker up, in light winds. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA ready for equator crossing
By Corinna Halloran, ,
4:51 PM Tue 21 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, Day 10 onboard Team SCA. Two days, eight hours, thirty-four minutes, and ten seconds, nine seconds, eight, seven, six, five… over the last few days the clock has gotten louder and louder as it counts down to October 23rd at noon—the time when we cross the equator and the time when myself and six other sailors join the rest of our crew in King Neptune’s court. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - Tough challenge for Brunel's Pablo Arrarte Elorza
By Team Brunel, ,
4:41 PM Tue 21 Oct 2014 GMT
For Pablo Arrarte Elorza, the Volvo Ocean Race is a tough challenge. Not as far as physical effort is concerned because this likeable Spaniard is a very strong guy. For Pablo, the race is mostly a culinary war of attrition because the food that the team has bought with it on the race does little to please his gourmet palate. ...
Wales to host 2015 Optimist European Championships
By Karenza Morton, Pwllheli ,
4:33 PM Tue 21 Oct 2014 GMT
Wales, Great Britain will welcome the Olympic sailing stars of the future when it hosts the prestigious Optimist European Championship 2015 next July. Around 250 of the World’s top young sailors from over 45 countries will travel to Pwllheli in North Wales for what is always one of the most fiercely contested events on the international junior racing calendar. ...
RS:X Youth Worlds - Hard work on day 1 + Video
By Jerome S., ,
4:17 PM Tue 21 Oct 2014 GMT
The 2014 RS:X Youth Worlds kicked off on October 20th in Clearwater, USA, and it was hard work from the start: in 5-6 kt of breeze, offshore to start the day and side-on to close it, pumping was in order for the 54 boys and 28 girls gathered here for the 2014 RS:X Youth World Windsurfing Championships. ...
Sailors rate Sail Sandy 2014 a huge success!
By Chris Furey, Sandringham ,
2:39 PM Tue 21 Oct 2014 GMT
With record entries, fresh breezes, superb facilities, friendly volunteers and quality race management, Sail Sandy 2014 has been rated the best ever by competing sailors. The morning of Saturday October 18th saw the Sandringham Yacht Club boatyard rapidly fill up with boats and excited sailors as they prepared for the racing that afternoon. ...
St. Maarten Heineken Regatta - NoR released, entries open for 2015
By St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, ,
2:33 PM Tue 21 Oct 2014 GMT
The team at The St. Maarten Heineken Regatta are very happy to announce that entries are now open for the 2015 Regatta, taking place March 5 - 8. The team hopes to see lots of return entries as well as new ones this year, all coming to celebrate the event's 35th year. In order to celebrate this milestone year, there will be some new features this coming season. ...
Rolex Middle Sea Race - A turning point for the fleet
By KPMS, ,
2:24 PM Tue 21 Oct 2014 GMT
After three complete days at sea only three boats competing in the 2014 Rolex Middle Sea Race have passed the northwest tip of Sicily, roughly the halfway point of the race. The prevailing wind remains weak, but is expected to strengthen this afternoon coinciding with the arrival of bulk of the fleet t the Egadi Islands. ...
Cowes Etchells winter series reduced to one day
By Rob Goddard, ,
2:15 PM Tue 21 Oct 2014 GMT
The Cowes Etchells winter series was reduced to just one day, Sunday 19th October, Saturday the 18th had a horrid forecast so racing was cancelled on the Friday night, but for the few who did venture out onto the bramble bank on the Saturday sailing the conditions were not ideal, in fact rather strange with 20 degree jib backing wind-shifts, the racing was unlikely to have been great. ...
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Leg one – Doldrums for dummies
By Henry Bomby, ,
12:33 PM Tue 21 Oct 2014 GMT
Last week the Volvo Ocean Race was all about VMG downwind sailing, with Dongfeng being the star performer. After DFRT took the lead, they shortly lost it again 36 hours later after hitting something in the water and losing their rudder. Two hours later they were up and running again with the spare in. Impressive stuff. ...
Collinson FX Market Commentary: October 21, 2014 - Greenback retreats
By Collinson FX, ,
12:27 PM Tue 21 Oct 2014 GMT
October 21, 2014: The Dollar continued to retreat under the expected extension of the Fed's QE. The EUR moved to 1.2800, while the GBP booked further gains, to trade 1.6160. Commodity prices remain weak, but the flagging reserve boosted the AUD back towards 0.8800 and the KIWI to 0.7950, despite a fall in consumer confidence. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Blogs from the Boats - Leg 1, Day 9 plus Videos
By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.nz/com, ,
11:25 AM Tue 21 Oct 2014 GMT
Several of the On Board Reporters aboard, provide their unique views of Leg 1, Day 9 of the Volvo Ocean Race - in text, images and video. ...
Rolex Middle Sea Race 2014 - Fight to the finish
By Media Royal Malta Yacht Club, ,
11:22 AM Tue 21 Oct 2014 GMT
Igor Simicic's maxi, Esimit Europa 2 is expected to finish the Rolex Middle Sea Race in the early hours of tomorrow morning. However the 100ft carbon fibre canting keel Maxi is under serious pressure to secure their fourth Line Honours victory in the race. ...
Student Yachting World Cup - Fourth race day + Video
By SYWoC Press Office, ,
10:45 AM Tue 21 Oct 2014 GMT
Italy won two races (windward-leeward race (ninth race) and coastal race (11th race), Switzerland won the second race of the day (10th race) and Ireland the last one (12th race). A lot of tactics was required to make best use of the little wind. The first race (windward-leeward race, 0,8nm) started at four knots. A second start under black flag happened. ...
New improved swell forecasting and more locations from PredictWind
By Sail-World, ,
10:28 AM Tue 21 Oct 2014 GMT
PredictWind have made significant improvements to the swell forecasting models and added new locations. Integrating the new 50km global wind forecast with ocean current data has created the most advanced swell modelling available online.
By combining PredictWind forecast data with ocean current data, the effect of the wind on swells can be accounted for ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Day 9 final report - Lead continually changing
By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, ,
9:46 AM Tue 21 Oct 2014 GMT
The battle continues for the lead in the Volvo Ocean Race, with the front running being taken up by different competitors on a regular basis.
With the first boats about to enter the Doldrums, anything can happen - with the outcome being decided by navigational skill and experience, rather than being resolved on a computer. ...
Christmas comes early for Sailors with disAbilities
By Mary Bickley, Sydney ,
8:56 AM Tue 21 Oct 2014 GMT
Windcraft's MD Peter Hrones said he 'Felt like Father Christmas' this week as he handed over the keys of a brand new Hanse 345 yacht to raffle winner John Scott and a cheque for $174,550.37 to David Pescud the founder of Sailors with disAbilities (SWD). ...
A Sailor's Dream Home: View after the Coastal Classic - Auction 22 Nov
By Sail-World, ,
8:48 AM Tue 21 Oct 2014 GMT
Imagine finishing the Coastal Classic and relaxing in your own waterfront home at Opua with your boat tugging gently on a deep-water mooring off the lawn. Built to an architect design in 2000, this north-facing waterfront Opua property is a short walk to the marina and boatyard. It is going to auction on November 22. View this Labour Weekend after the Coastal Classic. ...
NZL Yachting Trust: Optimists - SAS arrive for battle
By John Jennings, ,
8:33 AM Tue 21 Oct 2014 GMT
John Jennings reports on the build up by the NZL Yachting Trust Optimist Team ahead of the 2014 Optimist Worlds in Argentina:
In theory I should be reporting on two days of racing from the Pre-Worlds but in practice it has been two days not too dissimilar to what has preceded them. ...
Renaissance Re Junior Gold Cup - An opportunity for growth
By Laurie Fullerton, ,
4:10 AM Tue 21 Oct 2014 GMT
The Renaissance Re Junior Gold Cup, now in its 12th year, is known around the world as an international championship of junior champions. It runs parallel to the penultimate event on the World Match Racing Tour, the Argo Group Gold Cup. ...
2014 Sydney Short Ocean Racing Championship – Entry open
By Di Pearson, ,
2:33 AM Tue 21 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 Sydney Short Ocean Racing Championship - Entry is open and the Notice of Race is online for the 37th Sydney Short Ocean Racing Championship (SSORC), to be hosted by Middle Harbour Yacht Club on the weekend of November 29 and 30. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Fleet charges the door of the Doldrums Casino
By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, ,
9:44 PM Mon 20 Oct 2014 GMT
The Volvo Ocean Race has lifted intensity again on Day 9 with the fleet spread across 100nm of ocean and charging in a line for the turning point of Fernando de Noronha, 220nm off the Brazilian coast. ...
Programme de course hauturière à AGA
By Sail Canada, ,
9:16 PM Mon 20 Oct 2014 GMT
Le comité de course hauturière de Voile Canada est heureux de présenté des ateliers vendredi et samedi au Congrès et AGA les 24 et 25 octobre à Victoria, BC. Les ateliers, qui débutent par un introduction au comité canadien de voile hauturière, seront suivis d'une discussion libre entre les organisateurs de courses hauturières. ...
Offshore Racing Sessions at the Sail Canada AGM and Conference
By Sail Canada, ,
9:12 PM Mon 20 Oct 2014 GMT
The Sail Canada Offshore Racing Programs Committee are pleased to feature sessions on both Friday and Saturday at the AGM and Conference on October 24-25th in Victoria, BC. Sessions will include an introduction to the Canadian Offshore Sailing Committee followed by an open discussion amongst offshore race organizers. ...
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