Boat painting - simple but best tips
By Andrew Keays, Island Cruising Association, ,
12:32 AM Wed 12 Mar 2014 GMT
Andrew Keays from Artful Dodger, contributing member of the Island Cruising Association, here suggests some simple but best techniques for painting your boat, in this case using International Brand paint, but the advice is good for any brand. ...
'It's never just one thing' - Swedish sailors rescued
By Renate Johns, ,
10:19 PM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
The two Swedish sailors were a little more than a week into what was to be a three-month voyage from Florida back to Sweden. Niklas Carlberg, 35 and Karin Wiger, 24, were on on Carlberg's 33-foot, sailing boat Bull when events turned against them, with water entering the boat 'near the propeller'. 'But,' he added, frustrated by his inability to locate the source, 'it wasn't a seal leak.' ...
America's Cup: Australia versus USA on Sydney Harbour
By Sail-World.com/nz, ,
10:16 PM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
Oracle Team USA and Team Australia, the Defender and Challenger of Record respectively, are currently in training/racing sessions on Sydney Harbour, sailing AC45's.
Oracle Team USA sailing team manager and tactician Tom Slingsby is enthusiastic about his team's first days on the harbour. ...
Extreme Sailing Series: Glenn Ashby looks to ahead to Act 2, Muscat
By Extreme Sailing Series, ,
9:54 PM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
In 2014, Glenn Ashby returned to the Extreme Sailing Series as trimmer with the Kiwi Emirates Team New Zealand, after last competing in the circuit in 2011. He takes a look back at the opening Act of the season in Singapore, and eyes the upcoming Act in Muscat, Oman, which starts in just over one weeks time. ...
Ocean Masters New York to Barcelona Race announced
By IMOCA Ocean Masters, ,
9:47 PM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
A whole new era for the IMOCA 60ft monohull class will commence in less than three months with the Ocean Masters New York to Barcelona Race. This will be the first event run by Sir Keith Mills’ Lausanne-based Open Sports Management (OSM), commercial rights holder to the IMOCA class and will be supported by the Fundacio per la Navegacio Oceanica Barcelona and the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation. ...
America's Cup: Larry on the Big Picture for AC35
By Sail-World, ,
9:25 PM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
Oracle Team USA principal, Larry Ellison explains his vision for the 35th America's Cup and the lead-in. From Julian Guthrie, author of 'The Billionaire and the Mechanic' - this is an extra section added after Oracle Team USA's victory in the 34th America's Cup. ...
San Diego to Puerto Vallarta International Race to set sail March 14
By Judy Parker, ,
8:51 PM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
San Diego Yacht Club, home of the America's Cup from 1987-1995, host of countless regattas and training ground for world champions and Olympic medalists, is happy to announce the 32nd edition of the exciting and historic biennial race from San Diego to the Mexican Riviera, known simply as the 'PV Race'. ...
Solo Maitre Coq - Phil Sharp ready for action + Video
By Solene Rennuit, ,
7:39 PM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
Following two months of training in Lorient, it’s time for confrontation for Phil Sharp and the skippers of the Figaro class. Phil arrived last night at the legendary pontoon Vendée Globe in Les Sables d’Olonne, on which he hopes to walk on in a few years as an IMOCA skipper. Jersey offshore sailor Phil Sharp will take the start of the Solo Maitre Coq on Thursday alongside 35 other solo sailors. ...
Daily heli-fishing trips to be won at Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show
By Mike Rose, ,
5:55 PM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
Visitors to this year’s Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show will have several chances each day to win an incredible Heletranz heli-fishing experience. Heletranz, the company that invented heli-fishing and still does it far better than anyone else, will every day give a number of show visitors the chance to be on board the following day’s flight to a remote fishing spot somewhere in the Hauraki Gulf ...
RS800 Winter Championship - Great conditions at Grafham
By Pete Barton, ,
5:52 PM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
Following the wet and windy winter, the RS fleets congregated at Grafham for their Winter Championships. The wonderful early forecasts proved true with 20 knots winds over Grafam’s silky smooth water coupled with 16’C temperatures and wall to wall sunshine. If we have those conditions all summer we wouldn’t complain! ...
RS400 Winter Championships at Grafham
By Matt Sheahan, ,
5:17 PM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
With plenty of wind, sun, flat water and some close competition, there was little not to like at the RS400 Winter Championships at Grafham. Joining the RS800s and RS600s on the same windward/leeward course added to the high speed spectacle and made for some interesting passes as the fleets threaded their way through each other at high speed. ...
Kitesurf Tour Europe set to return to Sylt
By Kitesurf Tour Europe, ,
4:28 PM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
The Kitesurf Tour Europe will once again the Kitesurf Cup Sylt. The KTE hasn't visited Sylt since 2010. Like the previous years, the KTE will add Freestyle, Formula Racing and Twin Tip Racing action to the event. ...
Serious innovation for maxi-trimaran Spindrift 2 + Video
By Virginie Bouchet, ,
2:43 PM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
A bike aboard a boat? It may sound silly but it is a very serious technical innovation to help Yann Guichard to handle the maxi-trimaran Spindrift 2 alone on the next Route du Rhum. Prepare to find out more on your web series '40 metres solo'. ...
World Match Racing Tour - Team Gilmour to compete in event
By Team Gilmour, ,
1:52 PM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
Team Gilmour has accepted a position as a Tour Card Holder on the 2014 Alpari World Match Racing Tour. 'The Tour' consisting of six events across the globe begins in Germany for Match Race Germany, followed by Stena Match Cup Sweden on the island of Mastrand with Sopot Match Race in Poland rounding out the European leg. ...
Collinson FX Market Commentary: March 11, 2014 - Chinese exports drop
By Collinson FX, ,
1:13 PM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
Collinson FX Market Commentary: March 11, 2014 - Economic data was thrown into the mix of uncertainty to begin the week. Chinese Exports fell 18.1% from a year ago, which shocked many, as most expected growth and thus demand to continue to strengthen. ...
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Skippers reflect on a tough Leg 5
By Clipper Ventures, ,
12:42 PM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, the remaining yachts have all finished racing, with Switzerland, Henri Lloyd, Qingdao, Old Pulteney, Team Garmin, OneDLL, Jamaica Get All Right and PSP Logistics all motor sailing towards Qingdao after Race 9.1 ended. ...
Ronstan Tasar Vic Championships - Ridgways reclaim state title
By Chris Payne, Westernport Yacht Club ,
12:37 PM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
What a weekend of sailing! Tasar sailors from all around Victoria with also a boat from Canberra and a boat from Albury, NSW came together at Western Port Yacht Club, Balnarring, for a super Tasar Victorian Championships. ...
RYA Olympic Classes Spring Series underway at the WPNSA
By Matt Carter, ,
11:42 AM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
The domestic Olympic Classes racing season got underway this weekend (8-9 March) with the first RYA Olympic Classes Spring Series event at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy. ...
NZL Sailing Team head to Europe
By Jodie Bakewell-White, ,
11:26 AM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
The NZL Sailing Team are gearing up for the northern hemisphere season with the entire sailing team flying to Europe over coming weeks and a container of equipment already docked in Barcelona.
Over the coming six months the calendar is full of Olympic class sailing regattas building towards the pinnacle event of the year – the ISAF Sailing World Championships, being raced off Santander, Spain ...
One Ton Cup Revisited - Notice of Race released
By Alan Sefton, ,
10:55 AM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
The Notice of Race, Entry Form and Class Rules for the inaugural One Ton Revisited event, in Auckland in February/March 2015, have been announced by organisers Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron. ...
Weta Fest 2014 delivers in Florida
By Miranda Powrie, ,
10:19 AM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
The second annual Weta Fest has successfully wrapped up at Fort Walton Yacht Club, Florida.
This Weta Fest event has got great international traction in just its second year with numerous replica regattas being held throughout the world in each Weta community ...
Alpari World Match Racing Tour - Championship skippers revealed
By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, ,
10:01 AM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
The Alpari World Match Racing Tour has now revealed the eight Tour Card skippers for the 2014 World Championship series. Defending Tour Champion Taylor Canfield (ISV) leads the line up of the world’s top match racers alongside four-time Tour Champion Ian Williams (GBR), Keith Swinton (AUS), Bjorn Hansen (SWE), Mathieu Richard (FRA) and Phil Robertson (NZL). ...
Trans-ocean voyage begins for Hilary Lister and Nashwa Al Kindi
By Oman Sail, ,
9:32 AM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
British quadriplegic sailor Hilary Lister and Oman’s Nashwa Al Kindi have set out today (Tuesday, March 11) from Mumbai to Muscat on an extraordinary trans-ocean crossing which will be the first to be completed by a severely paralysed woman and the first to be recorded by an Arab female sailor. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Abu Dhabi on debut in England
By Abu Dhabi Media, ,
9:18 AM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
Azzam, the new 65-foot carbon racing yacht in which Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR) will contest the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, has sailed for the first time with the crew, led by British double Olympic silver medallist Ian Walker, conducting sea trials along the English south coast. ...
Sail Paradise 2014 - The old and the new – both Black Jacks are set
By Bronwen Ince, ,
8:58 AM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
Sail Paradise 2014 - Both yachts will be in the IRC division and are likely to rival to the end when it comes to winning the series and having their name engraved on the magnificent Sail Paradise championship trophy. ...
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