Follow This Sailing Tip from an Ancient Custom
By John Jamieson,
8:22 PM Tue 10 Dec 2013 GMT
John Jamieson (Captain John) here discusses just why all sailors take off our shore footwear any time we get on a sailing boat: Imagine if you could put the fibers of the rug, carpet, tile, or flooring in your home under a microscope. And be able to analyze all of the stuff you see. . ...
Sailors shortlisted for Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year
By Jan Harley, ,
7:47 PM Tue 10 Dec 2013 GMT
The most outstanding sailing performances of the year are being celebrated by US Sailing with the announcement of its shortlist of nominees for the Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year awards. The 2013 shortlist of nine men and six women, which includes 10 world champions, encompasses athletes racing cutting edge hydrofoils and kiteboards alongside stellar performers in one-design sailing. ...
Les collectivités et les régions sur le devant de la scène
By Géraldine Bonneau, ,
6:19 PM Tue 10 Dec 2013 GMT
Les allées du Nautic ne désemplissent pas depuis vendredi et chaque journée est inlassablement organisée au rythme des conférences de presse, des lancements et autres événements. Particulièrement actives, les collectivités et les régions - notamment la Bretagne -, ont occupé le devant de la scène ce mardi. ...
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Battle for extra points underway
By Ruth Harrington, ,
6:08 PM Tue 10 Dec 2013 GMT
Following a terrifyingly close race start to Race 5 in the Clipper 2013-14 Round the World Yacht Race, the fleet continues to put on one of the most competitive shows to date as each of the 12 teams battle to extend its lead in the overall race standings. ...
Datchet Flyer – Online entry closes midnight December 12
By Brenda Hoult, ,
5:58 PM Tue 10 Dec 2013 GMT
With under one week to go until the Datchet Flyer, on-line entry will be closing at midnight on Thursday 12th December. Sailing Instructions are now posted on the SailJuice site. The pursuit race has been configured with an interesting twist to give the faster boats more time on the water. ...
French Sailing Federation names Franck Cammas Sailor of the Year
By Vincent Borde,
5:42 PM Tue 10 Dec 2013 GMT
For the second consecutive year, a first since the creation of this title awarded by the French Sailing Federation for the past twelve years, Franck Cammas, the skipper of Groupama, has been voted Sailor of the Year. ...
Australian Sailing Team kicks off Rio Olympics 2016 Campaign
By Cora Zillich, ,
12:45 PM Tue 10 Dec 2013 GMT
The Australian Sailing Team (AST) has kicked of its Rio 2016 Campaign at an internal function at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) in Sydney on Monday night, 9 December 2013 ...
Abersoch Dinghy Week 2014 - Title sponsors announced
By Andy Teague, ,
12:21 PM Tue 10 Dec 2013 GMT
South Caernarvonshire Yacht Club is proud to announce that Crewsaver will be the title sponsors of Abersoch Dinghy Week in 2014. Abersoch Dinghy week has a proven track record for providing the sailing holiday of the season. With plans already in place, 2014 it is set to be bigger and better than ever. ...
SOLAS Big Boat Challenge 2013: Images by Crosbie Lorimer
By Crosbie Lorimer, Sydney ,
12:14 PM Tue 10 Dec 2013 GMT
There was no shortage of breeze in the 2013 edition of the SOLAS Big Boat Challenge today, providing plenty of spectacle on the harbour.
Crosbie Lorimer was on the water and, with some swift and skilful driving from Neville Crichton on his bright red Cigarette, was helped to capture these images. ...
Clipper Round the World Race - Ocean sprint gets underway
By Clipper Ventures,
12:00 PM Tue 10 Dec 2013 GMT
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 2013-14 is on day 7 of Race 5. It has been yet another eventful 24 hours for clipper race fleet with OneDLL momentarily reclaiming its crown. however, with just 10 miles separating the top four competitors the fight to win the coveted podium positions into Sydney continues, as the ocean sprint gets underway. ...
SOLAS Big Boat Challenge - Wild Oats XI takes line honours
By Rob Mundle, ,
11:51 AM Tue 10 Dec 2013 GMT
Was it an omen? The crew of Bob Oatley’s Rolex Sydney Hobart race record holder, the 30-metre supermaxi Wild Oats XI, would certainly like to think so after their yacht took line honours in the Solas Big Boat Challenge on Sydney Harbour today – for the seventh time. ...
TP52 Southern Cross Cup - Round 4 preview
By Lisa Ratcliff/TP52SCC media, ,
11:29 AM Tue 10 Dec 2013 GMT
TP52 Southern Cross Cup 2013 final round will take place out on Pittwater this weekend, December 13th to 15th, when the international fleet of grand prix yachts shifts to the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. ...
Festival of Sails to umbrella four Australian championships
By Lisa Ratcliff, ,
9:55 AM Tue 10 Dec 2013 GMT
The broad Festival of Sails fleet has flown past 200 entries and organisers at the Royal Geelong Yacht Club predict another bumper line-up. One design classes and production boats are robust and the Rolex Sydney Hobart fleet is up, buoyant signs for Victoria’s oldest sporting trophy. ...
SOLAS Big Boat Challenge - Wild Oats XI and Loyal battle it out
By Jim Gale,
8:46 AM Tue 10 Dec 2013 GMT
SOLAS Big Boat Challenge, hosted by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia was held on Sydney Harbour. It has been a long time coming - but at last we have seen Bob Oatley’s six time Rolex Sydney Hobart line honours winner, Wild Oats XI, go head to head against Perpetual LOYAL, widely tipped as the boat most likely to rain on Bob Oatley’s parade in 2013. ...
SOLAS Big Boat Challenge images by Andrea Francollini
By Andrea Francollini,
8:00 AM Tue 10 Dec 2013 GMT
SOLAS Big Boat Challenge images by Andrea Francollini. The CYCA's SOLAS Big Boat Challenge, one of Sydney's most spectacular sporting and harbour fixtures, has for 19 consecutive years marked the start of the Rolex Sydney Hobart lead-up events ...
Six months later, missing schooner Nina's families just won't give up
By Nancy Knudsen,
11:17 PM Mon 9 Dec 2013 GMT
They still won't give up. It's six months since the disappearance of the schooner Nina between New Zealand and Australia with six Americans and one English crew on board, but the families still haven't given up. ...
ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 9 December 2013
By ISAF, ,
10:09 PM Mon 9 Dec 2013 GMT
The ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 9 December 2013 have been released. Disappointment at the Laser World Championship turned into joy at ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne for world number one Tom Burton (AUS) who won the second of five regattas of the 2013-14 series. ...
TP52 Southern Cross Cup - Final round this weekend
By Lisa Ratcliff/TP52SCC media, ,
9:49 PM Mon 9 Dec 2013 GMT
The closing round of the prestigious 2013 TP52 Southern Cross Cup will play out on Pittwater this weekend, December 13-15, when the international fleet of grand prix yachts shifts to the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. ...
Lighted boat parade - find the one nearest to you
By Lee Mylchreest, ,
7:59 PM Mon 9 Dec 2013 GMT
It's that time of year again, and the lighted boat parades are happening across America. In Petaluma, for instance, just north of San Francisco, last Saturday, a flotilla of lighted boats brought glad tidings to the Petaluma Turning Basin in a holiday tradition that has endured more than three decades. ...
Cruising seminars from Fremantle around the coast to Cairns
By Des Ryan,
7:18 PM Mon 9 Dec 2013 GMT
Starting in January sailors right round the coastline of Australia who would like to cruise beyond their home waters will have a unique chance to attend comprehensive and intense seminars specifically for the cruising sailor. Whether you are in Fremantle, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Newcastle, Brisbane, Airlie Beach, Townsville or Cairns, this could be the chance you've been waiting for. ...
The Transat 2016 - Host cities bid process begins this January
By The Transat, ,
6:57 PM Mon 9 Dec 2013 GMT
The next installment of The Transat, the original solo race across the North Atlantic that was born as the OSTAR, will start in its historical time slot in May 2016 from the UK to North America. ...
La prévention et la sécurité au Nautic
By Géraldine Bonneau, ,
6:09 PM Mon 9 Dec 2013 GMT
En ce début de semaine, le Nautic fait d'abord la part belle à la prévention. La Macif et la Société Nationale des Sauveteurs en Mer ont mis un point d'honneur à sensibiliser le public et les professionnels encore très nombreux aujourd'hui Porte de Versailles. Actions pédagogiques, opérations solidaires, pour toucher petits et grands. ...
Brooks Macdonald Warsash Spring Series - Dates revealed for 2014
By Flavia Bateson, ,
4:58 PM Mon 9 Dec 2013 GMT
Warsash Sailing Club has revealed the dates for the 2014 Brooks Macdonald Warsash Spring Series. Six Sundays are earmarked for the Series, with starts from 10am in the central Solent. These are 16th, 23rd, 30 March and sixth, 13th, 27th April 2014. There is a week’s break over Easter. ...
RYA Youth National Championships: Online entries open for 2014 edition
By Matt Carter, ,
4:08 PM Mon 9 Dec 2013 GMT
The RYA Youth National Championships has now opened online entries for the 2014 edition. The event will take place from 12-18 April 2014 at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy and is guaranteed to attract the best Youth racers from across the country to do battle on the same waters used for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. ...
ClubSwan reveals full calendar of events through 2020
By Jennifer Hall, ,
2:38 PM Mon 9 Dec 2013 GMT
The outstanding programme of events for 2014 through to 2020 for Swan owners includes a number of high profile regattas and unique ClubSwan gatherings. In 2014, ClubSwan members once again have the opportunity to join fellow Swan owners in beautiful destinations around the world for a unique combination of racing, cruising and social events. ...
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