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. ...
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). ...
Daily heli-fishing trips to be won at Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show
By Mike Rose, ,
9:55 AM 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 ...
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. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Will a Volvo 65 beat the 24 hour monohull record?
By Agathe Armand, Volvo Ocean Race, ,
8:47 AM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
The Volvo Ocean 65 is a brand new boat, a one-design class specially built for the next two editions of the race. We did lots of calculations and ran velocity prediction programmes but who knew how fast that boat was really going to be? We wondered – you wondered. Not any more: Team Brunel has just sailed 540 miles in 24 hours between the UK and the Canary Islands last week. ...
Second annual Buoyed Up fundraising dinner
By Matt Owen, Canberra ,
8:39 AM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
Last Thursday the second annual Buoyed Up fundraising dinner was held in Canberra with 230 people having a fantastic night raising money helping disadvantaged kids into sailing. The night was helped by having two World and Olympic champions on hand to entertain the crowd, Buoyed Up Patron double gold medallist Malcolm Page and Volvo veteran Chris Nicholson. ...
Aberdeen Asset Management Inter-School Sailing Festival 2014
By RHKYC, ,
4:20 AM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
With new Title Sponsor Aberdeen Asset Management, this year’s Inter-School Sailing Festival features a packed entry list, with 12 teams in Division A and 11 in Division B. With each team requiring a minimum of six sailors to sail three boats, there will be in excess of 158 school sailors descending on Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club’s Middle Island sailing centre for this annual event. ...
School's in Session at Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week
By Charleston Race Week, ,
3:32 AM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
When is a regatta more than the sum of its parts? When it provides a service for more than just the competitors. For the past decade, the organizers of Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week have found important ways to benefit the community with their event. Each year, proceeds from the regatta are donated to support nonprofit sailing organizations in the Charleston area ...
Austrian windsurfing-pro Max Matissek joins the Chiemsee team
By Oliver Stauffacher, ,
3:01 AM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
After signing up big names like Leon Jamear, Tonky Frans and Klaas Voget the Austrian freestyler is the latest addition to the team of the brand Chiemsee, which gained recognition during the past years by financing the Chiemsee European Tow-In Championship at the Surf Worldcup in Podersdorf, Austria. ...
Victorian Jubilee Championships sailed at Royal Brighton Yacht Club
By David Staley, ,
2:19 AM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
The Victorian Championships for the Jubilee class were held over the Labour Day holiday weekend at Royal Brighton Yacht Club. ...
Book of the Week: From the Galley of...
By Des Ryan, ,
10:20 PM Mon 10 Mar 2014 GMT
Those who have provisioned for voyages will know well that the secrets of how to do it well are garnered over the years. So what better than a cookery book gathered by members of one of the world's great ocean-going clubs for cruising sailors? The book is out now, a great present for any keen sailor. It is called From the Galley of... and includes over 250 well-tried galley recipes. ...
St. Maarten Heineken Regatta - El Ocaso earns most worthy performance
By St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, ,
9:39 PM Mon 10 Mar 2014 GMT
The last day of the 34th annual St. Maarten Heineken Regatta closed in outstanding fashion last evening at the traditional Prize-Giving ceremony on Kim Sha Beach. The evening's top prize-the St. Maarten-Saint Martin Cup-for the regatta's Most Worthy Performance Overall went to Rich Wesslund's J/122, El Ocaso, the winner of the event's biggest division, the 18-boat CSA4 class. ...
WWA Pro Card System revealed for pro men wakeboarders
By The WWA, ,
9:28 PM Mon 10 Mar 2014 GMT
Still setting the standards and preserving the vitality of competitive wakeboarding, the WWA announced the 2014 Malibu WWA Pro Card qualification events. Created as a recognition tool to clearly define competitive 'pro wakeboarders' as elite riders, the program includes qualification and WWA World Rankings to set a clear path for riders to follow. ...
Sydney Harbour Regatta - Melges 32's photo finish
By Tracey Walters, Sydney ,
8:00 PM Mon 10 Mar 2014 GMT
The Sydney Harbour Regatta provided the ideal Pre Nationals event for the Melges 32 class, the fleet battled it out throughout the six race series in taste of what’s to come at the 2014 Australian Championships next weekend. ...
Two brave women to sail India to Oman across Arabian Sea
By Lee Mylchreest, ,
7:48 PM Mon 10 Mar 2014 GMT
Since 2008 when the Sultan gave his blessing, Oman, surrounded by ocean and sea, has supported the development of sailing in all its colours through the organisation Oman Sail. Now Oman Sail’s support of sailing shifts to the Indian Ocean when British quadriplegic sailor Hilary Lister and Oman’s Nashwa Al Kindi set out on an extraordinary journey. ...
Rhode Island's Classic Yacht Symposium - Registration opens
By Herreshoff Marine Museum, ,
6:35 PM Mon 10 Mar 2014 GMT
Anywhere close to Rhode Island USA? Join us at the Herreshoff Marine Museum May 02/03 for the sixth Classic Yacht SymposiumThe Symposium will include presentations on the Centennial Herreshoff designs: the Newport 29, Buzzards Bay 25, and Buzzards Bay Boy's Boat, also known as the 12 1/2. ...
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