Edgartown Race Weekend - Let the sailing (and good times) begin
By Barby MacGowan, ,
8:39 PM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
It’s time again for Edgartown Yacht Club to host its annual Edgartown Race Weekend on Martha’s Vineyard. The event, for IRC, PHRF (racing spinnaker, cruising non-spinnaker) and Double-Handed sailboats, takes place this Thursday through Saturday (July 24-26), and by the looks of the entry list and schedule there will be no shortage of talent participating or fun to be had. ...
OK Dinghy European Championship - Hot and tricky day 1 in Steinhude
By Robert Deaves, ,
8:24 PM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
At the OK Dinghy European Championship, it was a very hot and tricky first day with the highly changeable winds producing a very mixed bag of results for most of the competitors as the hot German wind laid on challenging conditions for the competitors. But in contrast to recent days there was wind and the fleet set out on time. ...
ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Action commences July 23
By ISAF, ,
6:50 PM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Two practice days are behind the competitors and racing at the 2014 ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship is set to commence on Wednesday 23 July. Both Monday and Tuesday have been quite ideal conditions, having had nice moderate wind and sun. Only on Tuesday afternoon the wind got lighter. ...
Tour de France a la Voile - Trio of race wins for Groupama 34
By Fabienne Morin, ,
5:54 PM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
In the Tour de France a la Voile, Franck Cammas and his crew haven’t said their last word yet. With three wins today, they have greedily eaten a big piece of Daniel Souben’s cake. The Tour leader Courrier Dunkerque 3 is now 13 points ahead of Groupama 34. But the team in the hot seat tonight is Bretagne Crédit Mutuel Elite. ...
Northern Scotland: Voyage to Orkney and Shetland Isles (Part 2)
By Sheryl and Paul Shard, ,
5:53 PM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
June 21 is the summer solstice, the longest day of the year, and we experienced almost 24 hours of daylight on Fair Isle. In the wee hours there was almost a ghostly bluish light in the air similar to the light during an eclipse of the sun. It was bizarre to see sheep lying asleep while a few islanders tended their gardens at 2a.m. in a strange twilight. ...
International Moth Worlds - Mothballed on day 4 + Video
By Mark Jardine / YachtsandYachting.com, ,
4:45 PM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Tuesday was originally scheduled as a lay-day at the Moth worlds and, in the end, that's exactly what happened, via a series of postponements. Racing was originally scheduled to start at 10am, then midday, then 1pm and finally 4pm. The abandonment flag was finally raised at 15:40 as only five knots was being registered in the bay from a wide range of directions. ...
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Ireland remains out front
By RORC, ,
2:42 PM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Stronger winds and reaching conditions resulted in a shorter than expected offshore race that allowed crews to sleep in their own beds rather than spending a night at sea in the highest scoring race of the Royal Ocean Racing Club's Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup. ...
Spirits high as Team Alvimedica completes Transatlantic crossing
By Stefano Blin, ,
2:19 PM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Skipper Charlie Enright believes valuable lessons have been learned after Team Alvimedica successfully completed a second Transatlantic crossing as part of their preparations for the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race. The US/Turkey entry arrived in the southern England port of Southampton on Saturday (July 19), nine days after leaving Rhode Island. ...
Royal Navy sail past and one minute silence on Tuesday 5 August
By Cowes Week Ltd, ,
12:16 PM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
It was on August 5th 1914 that the first shot at sea was fired from the gun of HMS Lance in the North Sea. The gun is now a permanent exhibit in the HMS - Hear My Story gallery at the National Museum of the Royal Navy in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. ...
2015 ilovesailing calendar filling up as winners 7 and 8 are announced
By Emma Slater, ,
11:33 AM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
As we crown Karen Langston from Beccles, Suffolk and Jacob Hill from Bangor, County Down winners seven and eight in the ilovesailing 2014 calendar competition just four more spots remain on the 2015 calendar. ...
Royal Perth Yacht Club - There is indeed a Frostbite race six
By Royal Perth Yacht Club, ,
10:24 AM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
An error in the printing of the Redbook resulted in Frostbite race number six being omitted from the schedule. We would like to remind everyone that the next frostbite will be held on Sunday the third of August. ...
NCYC’s 2014 EnviroPacific Services Inner Spring Regatta
By Di Hansen and Richard Howard, ,
10:04 AM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
The EnviroPacific Services 2014 Inner Spring Regatta will be held on the weekend of the 30th - 31st of August at Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club (NCYC). This year’s Inner Spring Regatta will mark the fourth anniversary of the event which has grown year on year and represents a great warm up for the 2014-15 summer sailing season. ...
Maxi rivals set for Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race 2014
By Bronwen Ince, ,
9:35 AM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
The race starts on Sydney Harbour at 1pm on Saturday 26th July, 2014. Two maxis will be competing within the race, Robert Oatley’s Wild Oats XI and Perpetual Loyal. On-board Loyal this year will be Australian Cricket Captain, Michael Clarke. ...
Gladwell's Line: A change of direction needed in the America's Cup
By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, ,
8:16 AM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Last weekend's withdrawal of the Challenger of Record from the 35th America's Cup was a delicate piece of timing.
If matters play out as expected then the Italian Challenger Luna Rossa is expected to be installed as the new Challenger of Record in early August. ...
MOD70 Musandam-Oman Sail gears up for busy British racing season
By Oman Sail, ,
8:09 AM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Oman Sail’s record-breaking MOD70 Musandam-Oman Sail will be on the trail of new trophies in August when it arrives in Cowes on the Isle of Wight, one of the world’s most celebrated sailing centres, to take part in two pinnacle events of the 2014 British offshore racing season. ...
29er North American Championship - Day 1 in Kingston
By Cork, ,
7:19 AM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Today was the first day of for the 29er North American Open Championship, with 138 competitors from 10 countries competing for the titles of North American, United States and Canadian Champions. ...
Up for auction: Shenzhen Sea Sports Base and Voyage Sports School
By Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Hong Kong ,
6:29 AM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Right next door to the Daya Bay nuclear power station, it was built at a cost of RMB366m (USD59m) and has been pretty much unoccupied since its brief few days in the sun. The colossal size of the facility and its near-abandonment bring home the importance of generating ‘legacy’ out of municipal spending on such a scale. ...
Brisbane's biggest outdoors expo to celebrate ten years
By Vicky De George, ,
4:25 AM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Brisbane's biggest and most popular outdoors expo, the Brisbane Tinnie and Tackle Show and National 4x4 and Outdoors Show has confirmed dates for 2015, marking ten years since its inception. ...
Vietnam Marina Development: ONE°15 Vung Ro Bay Marina Resort
By ONE 15 Marina, Singapore, ,
4:17 AM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
The development will include several hotels with a total of over 760 rooms, 4,300 apartments, 100 luxury townhouses, a variety of retail shops and a 400m sandy beach as well as the marina berths. The gross commercial area will total approximately 200,000 square meters, providing space for schools, healthcare facilities, retailing, leisure and entertainment complexes as well as the marina ...
Red Bull 49erFX: First look at the Olympic sailing venue at Rio
By Molly Meech and Alex Maloney, ,
4:16 AM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Red Bull 49erFX team of Molly Meech and Alex Maloney report on their second tour in Europe reflecting on the Europeans and looking at the new Olympic venue in Rio. We have mixed emotions about our time in Helsinki. A week on from the 2014 Europeans the dust has settled, and we are able to see our strengths and weaknesses more clearly - our performance over the competition had its highs and lows ...
Marine Rescue volunteers praised for saving six from yacht
By Ken McManus, ,
4:09 AM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Volunteers from Marine Rescue Evans Head have rescued six people - including two children - after their yacht sank 500m offshore south of Evans Head this morning. ...
Fuerteventura Kiteboarding Grand Slam - Classic conditions on day 3
By PKRA, ,
3:22 AM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Day three of the 2014 Fuerteventura Kiteboarding Grand Slam brought on conditions that were nothing short of classic for the this much-loved tour stop. Starting off the day early, the first round competitors utilized 10-11m kites, later downsizing as the winds built throughout the day. ...
NYYC Race Week Part II images by Rolex/Daniel Forster
By Kirsten Ferguson, ,
3:01 AM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Photographer Rolex/Daniel Forster was on water at NYYC Race Week Part II to captures these images. ...
Drowning or electric shock? What you need to know to help save a life
By D. Scott Croft, ,
2:34 AM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Cruising sailors spend a lot of time in marina's, often a little variable in quality. Here is some information most of us have probably never thought about. While standing at the end of the boat dock, you see a person struggling in the water. Do you recognize that the person is drowning, or is something else going on? And what should you do? ...
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 1
By Patrik Pollak, ,
2:15 AM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Difficult wind conditions allowed race committee to use almost all flags they have. Postponements, abandonments, recalls, black flags and more … ...
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