Series Point’s Championship - Formula Two team secures a second place
By Tammy Wolf, Milton ,
8:42 AM Sat 26 Jul 2014 GMT
After a top five finish at the World Champions, Mercury – Canada’s Formula Two team secures a second place in the series points championship with a mere 29 points away from the lead and becoming the first Canadian and women to win the championship. ...
2014 29er North American Open Championship - Australians win
By Peter McIntosh, Kingston ,
8:08 AM Sat 26 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 29er North American Open Championship - As the World 29er series kicks off today in Kingston, Canada, there’s no flying under the radar for Kurt Hansen and Harry Morton, who just won the North American Open at the same venue. ...
Marine Rescue volunteers called to rescue second vessel out of fuel
By Ken McManus, ,
6:06 AM Sat 26 Jul 2014 GMT
Volunteers from Marine Rescue Bermagui have again been called to rescue a fishing boat stranded far offshore after running out of fuel – only two days after an almost identical emergency operation ...
CMRC Summer Invitational Series - Maxi Soh wins Doubleheader A event
By Dobbs Davis, ,
5:38 AM Sat 26 Jul 2014 GMT
After an ambitious program of 12 flights in the Round Robin, followed by Quarter Finals, Semi-Finals and Finals in only two days of racing, Singapore's Maxi Soh and his team of Justin Wong, Russell Kan, and Andrew Chan have emerged today as the winners of the 2014 CMRC Summer Invitational Doubleheader A event. This is the first of two ISAF Grade three events. ...
International Moth World Championships - Nathan Outteridge wins
By Cora Zillich, ,
4:56 AM Sat 26 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 International Moth World Championship - Australian Sailing Team’ Olympic Champion Nathan Outteridge (NSW) won the International Moth World Championships at Hayling Island Sailing Club in the UK last night. ...
Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race - Wet time for the crews
By Jennifer Crooks, ,
4:22 AM Sat 26 Jul 2014 GMT
Tim Constable from the Bureau of Meteorology delivered entrants in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race their final weather forecast this morning, and while crews on the 55 yachts are in for a wet time, a few were rubbing their hands in glee at the prophesized wind direction and speed ...
2014 Kitesurf Tour Europe Italy - Day 2
By Icarus Sailing, ,
3:44 AM Sat 26 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Kitesurf Tour Europe Italy - Freestyler dominating day two of the KTE Italy the morning we started again with the Skippers' meeting at 10 am. The wind was already stronger than the day before, so that we were able to start with Formula Racing at 11 am. Race Director Markus Schwendtner decided to start the day with three races and keep an eye on the increasing wind. ...
Melges 24 Nationals - Record entries for 2014 and 2015 venue revealed
By U.S. Melges 24 Class Association, ,
9:42 PM Fri 25 Jul 2014 GMT
The 20th running of the Melges 24 U.S. National Championship will take place on November 13-16, hosted by the Davis Island Yacht Club in Tampa, FL. Already, twenty-five of the nations biggest and brightest teams have registered to race. Boats will be arriving from all over the country - Florida, Georgia, Texas, California, Michigan, Ohio, Washington and Wisconsin are on the board. ...
Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Anna Kjellberg claims the lead
By WIM Series, ,
9:35 PM Fri 25 Jul 2014 GMT
Another calm and sunny morning at the Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan in Vannes, France, was followed by a day of intense and action-packed match racing, enjoyed by the crowds on the beach. 'We’ve just lost one match so far, and that gives us great confidence approaching the weekend,' Kjellberg smiles, just before going for a cooling and refreshing swim. ...
Jessica Uniack Memorial Beach to Bay Race at Long Beach YC
By Rick Roberts, ,
8:27 PM Fri 25 Jul 2014 GMT
TJ O’Rourke of Dana Point Yacht Club finished first Thursday in the Sabot C3 class winning the perpetual trophy for first place in the largest class in the 27th annual Jessica Uniack Memorial Beach to Bay Race, hosted by Long Beach Yacht Club. ...
Boaters urged to speak up on 15%ethanol proposal
By BoatUS/Sail-World, ,
8:11 PM Fri 25 Jul 2014 GMT
It might seem like a local Chicago issue but could this be the foretaste of battles that will have to be fought by boaters world-wide in times to come. ...
Laser Radial Men’s World Championship - Poland tops the leaderboard
By SailingNet, ,
5:51 PM Fri 25 Jul 2014 GMT
Day four of the Laser Radial Men’s World Championships is over. Traditionally the competitors didn’t surprise the race committee, starting with two general OCS. The weather conditions were very good. The races ran very smoothly and the last competitor crossed the finishing line at 14:57. ...
OK Dinghy Europeans - Conditions halt racing on day 4
By Robert Deaves, ,
5:41 PM Fri 25 Jul 2014 GMT
The forecast for day four at the OK Dinghy European Championship on Steinhuder Meer in Germany was for rain and a reducing wind. Soon after the Gold fleet set off, the rain stopped and the wind died. The fleet waited afloat for two hours and ashore for three hours but racing was finally abandoned for the day just before 1800. ...
America's Cup - Four teams confirm full support regardless of venue
By Sarah Alexander, ,
3:33 PM Fri 25 Jul 2014 GMT
Joint statement from the teams Luna Rossa Challenge, Artemis Racing, Ben Ainslie Racing and Team France, who will be challenging for the 35th America’s Cup. ...
Collinson FX Market Commentary: July 25, 2014 - Currency jawboning
By Collinson FX, ,
3:32 PM Fri 25 Jul 2014 GMT
July 25, 2014: The RBNZ raised rates to 3.5% while jawboning the KIWI lower. Wheeler has concluded that the NZD is overvalued, while stoking the fires by rising rates, to provide even more attractive interest rate differentials. Tightening monetary policy will have the desired effect of curbing economic growth, as the cost of capital rises, thus fulfilling his own prophesy. ...
Plastic Classic takes place at Mariposa Hunters Point YC
By Erik Simonson, ,
2:47 PM Fri 25 Jul 2014 GMT
The small and funky 51 year old Bay View Boat Club, centered in the heart of one of the hottest real estate regions on the planet, is the envy of of every developer on the San Francisco Peninsula. It, and it's even funkier, smaller and older cousin just up the road, The Mariposa Hunters Point Yacht Club exist, in part of a grandfather clause via the Port of San Francisco's leasing agreement. ...
Six Metre European Championship - No champion declared for 2014
By Fiona Brown, ,
2:35 PM Fri 25 Jul 2014 GMT
Chris Hadden and the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club's Race Committee gave it their all to achieve two races on the final day of the Six Metre European Championship, but the wind once again refused to cooperate and their best efforts were thwarted. As a result no Six Metre European Champion, Modern or Classic, could be declared for 2014. ...
Half model of Sir Edward's yacht presented to the Royal Southern YC
By Peta Stuart-Hunt, ,
2:21 PM Fri 25 Jul 2014 GMT
The Trustees of the Sir Edward Heath Foundation today presented a half model of Sir Edward's yacht, Morning Cloud 2, to the Royal Southern Yacht Club in Hamble-le-Rice, Hampshire. It is intended as a memento of Britain's most celebrated sailing Prime Minister and of the central role the Club played in his sailing career. ...
£500 cheque presented by International Moth Class Worlds fleet
By Mark Jardine / YachtsandYachting.com, ,
2:02 PM Fri 25 Jul 2014 GMT
On Wednesday evening, the International Moth Class presented a cheque for £500 to the Hayling Island RNLI Lifeboat Station to thank them for their help in rescuing sailors, including Moth sailors, throughout the year. Co-incidentally during the presentation, a yacht called 'Moth' (pictured) was being towed in by the RNLI past the Lifeboat station. ...
Australian Team head to Germany For O'pen Bic Worlds
By Ryan Spring, Manly ,
1:43 PM Fri 25 Jul 2014 GMT
The 2014 O'pen Bic worlds is being held at Lübecker Yacht Club, Travemünder Woche, in Germany from the 23rd to the 27th of July. With over 120 individual entries and several nations involved the stage is set for it to be the best yet. ...
ASAF Cup and ASAF Youth Cup Series announced in Singapore
By Icarus Sailing Media, ,
12:17 PM Fri 25 Jul 2014 GMT
ASAF (Asian Sailing Federation) held their Executive Committee meeting in Singapore at the ASAF Secretariat on 21st March 2014. The launch of the ASAF Cup and ASAF Youth Cup series was announced. When reviewing the Championships events in 2014-2015, the Executive Committee expressed sincere thanks to all those MNA’s and clubs who have come forward to host these ASAF Cup and ASAF Youth Cup events. ...
J/Teams sail tough Chicago Mackinac Race
By J/Boats, ,
11:48 AM Fri 25 Jul 2014 GMT
This year’s Chicago Mackinac Race was up to its usual tricks again, offering the fleet the dilemma of starting off with breezes in the NE to SE quadrants, with a hole forming in the middle of the rhumbline on late Saturday evening after the start. ...
More than £23,000 raised for Clipper Race charity
By Amy Martindale, ,
10:43 AM Fri 25 Jul 2014 GMT
Announced as the official charity of the Clipper 2013 -14 Round the World Race in October 2012, over £23,000 has been raised for the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust during the 40,000 mile challenge. ...
Ollie Phillips joins the team at Clipper Ventures
By Julia Wall-Clarke, ,
10:28 AM Fri 25 Jul 2014 GMT
Former England rugby sevens Captain and 2009 IRB Player of the Year, Ollie Phillips has joined the team at Clipper Ventures, the company that owns and operates the unique Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, as a partnerships and development ambassador. ...
Anna Tunnicliffe wins first event of Reebok Cross Fit Games + Video
By Anna Tunnicliffe, Carson, CA. ,
9:39 AM Fri 25 Jul 2014 GMT
The first day at the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games started with an event win for double sailing Olympian, Anna Tunnicliffe (USA). The second event didn't go quite as planned, but it was what it was, and now we move onto Friday's events and the rest of the competition. ...
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