Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Improvements aplenty in Byte CII fleets
By ISAF, ,
12:27 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
It was a day of improvements and progression for the Byte CII sailors at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games with two races completed in the male and female fleets. No Techno 293 racing was possible with a light fickle breeze on their race area not reaching the required limit for the 20 boys and 21 girls to race. ...
America's Cup: New Zealand loses top coach to Artemis Racing
By Sail-World, ,
12:16 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
Artemis Racing officially launched its challenge to win the 35th America’s Cup at an inspirational event in Sweden’s capital. New team members were announced, including Swedish Olympic champions, Fredrik Lööf and Max Salminen, as well as America’s Cup veteran Rod Davis. ...
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 CEO Knut Frostad talks (Part I)
By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team, ,
12:05 PM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
The CEO of the Volvo Ocean Race is Knut Frostad, the 47 year old Norwegian sailor who sailed at two Olympic Games (1988 and 1992) and in four Volvo Ocean races. ...
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race Day 9 - Swish on record pace
By RORC Event Press, ,
11:38 AM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
Ifan James, skipper of Stimpson 42 Palpatine, contacted the Royal Ocean Racing Club yesterday to retire from the race with all crew well. Palpatine left the Isle of Lewis in the early hours of Tuesday morning and is currently passing the Isle of Skye, east of the Outer Hebrides. ...
Collinson FX Market Commentary: August 19 2014 - ANZAC gap widens
By Collinson FX, ,
11:20 AM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
August 19 2014: The AUD consolidated above 0.9300, with interest focused around the release of the RBA minutes that may reveal some insight into the Central Bank strategy. The KIWI is trading around 0.8470 and has an inflation report from the RBNZ to consume, which may influence monetary policy, ergo the NZD. ...
Extreme Sailing Act 5 - Pressure builds on The Wave, Muscat
By Oman Sail, ,
10:11 AM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
Lying second in the 2014 rankings, just three points behind leaders Alinghi, McMillan has identified Cardiff as a key event in The Wave, Muscat’s defence of the Extreme Sailing Series title which they won last year and in 2012. 'This is a very important part of the season,' said McMillan who has previously shown good form in Cardiff taking first and second in 2013 and 2012 respectively. ...
Extreme Sailing Series - GAC Pindar adds experience ahead of Cardiff
By Neil Brotherston, ,
9:43 AM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
GAC Pindar has today named its crew ahead of Act five of the 2014 Extreme Sailing Series in Cardiff, Wales (22-25 August), adding experienced Olympic Sailor, Hugh Styles to the team. Styles replaces Troy Tindall as Main Sail Trim and brings with him a wealth of sailing pedigree, including previous experience of the Extreme Sailing Series with GAC Pindar in 2010. ...
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week reaches halfway mark
By Lisa Ratcliff - OCC, ,
9:07 AM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
The Whitsundays turned on the best yet for the 182-strong fleet at the midway point at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week. Three days down, a well-earned layday tomorrow then three more to wrap up the premiere series. ...
International Cadet World Championships 2014 - Australians extend lead
By Peter Campbell, ,
8:26 AM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
Overnight they scored their fourth win in six races and with a third place in the other race of the day they now have a net seven points, with their race one fourth their discard. The Australians are now five points clear of their nearest opponents, the consistent German crew of Julian Mathwig and Mattias Henning who had a fourth and a third overnight for a net 12 points. ...
Dennis Conner International Challenge 2014 - Letter from America
By Simon Grain, ,
7:50 AM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
Well…..I really enjoyed it! Though it was super, super tough. When the Norwegian says to the German during his presentation speech (both of whom finished behind us} that the last time he beat him was at the Olympic games, you’re not sailing against bunnies. In addition, other competitors said how much of an honor it was to sail in the company of the German skipper (must look up who he is). ...
MC38 Australian Championship - Ginger leaps into lead after 3 bullets
By Di Pearson, MC38 media, ,
7:19 AM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
At the end of Day three, Ginger holds an eight point advantage over John Bacon’s Dark Star. After scoring a pair of fifth’s and a seventh, Chris Hancock’s Vino dropped to third place. Marcus Blackmore, basking in his first ever foray into the class, is fourth overall, so far scoring fourth places in all but Race two, in which he finished third. ...
Buy a slice of Solar Sailor history
By Jeni Bone, ,
5:55 AM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
Solar Sailor Lake Macquarie is up for sale. This pioneering vessel is a hybrid boat that relies on LPG and solar and wind energy for propulsion. ...
2014 CORK Olympic Classes Regatta - Day 3
By Marianne Davis, ,
3:46 AM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 CORK Olympic Classes Regatta - Day three of CORK OCR started off with an unstable easterly breeze in the Kingston harbour. After some waiting the wind switched to the South West and first races started just before 2pm. ...
2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Day 2
By Daniel Smith, ,
3:15 AM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
The second day of racing at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Sailing Competition will see light winds and an increase in temperature at Lake Jinniu. ...
2014 IFDS World Championship: Opening Ceremony images
By Jude Robertson, ,
2:56 AM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 IFDS World Championship - Perfect weather for the Opening Ceremony. Can't wait to see these incredible athletes on the water! ...
2014 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: Maxi Ragamuffin's racing comeback
By Lisa Ratcliff, ,
2:20 AM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - The 27 ton bullet-proof aluminium built Maxi Ragamuffin is making its racing comeback at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week following a 21 year lull when the old girl toiled as a charter workhorse. ...
NZL Sailing Team in the Media Spotlight
By Jodie Bakewell-White, ,
1:37 AM Tue 19 Aug 2014 GMT
The NZL Sailing Team were in the media spotlight today in Auckland with New Zealand’s current Olympic sailing World Champions talking to New Zealand media while back in New Zealand briefly between key events. ...
Opera House Cup - Images by Ingrid Abery
By Ingrid Abery/Sail-World.com, ,
9:00 PM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
Photographer Ingrid Abery was on site at the Opera House Cup in Nantucket to capture these images. The 12 Metre yachts were accompanied by other classics, Tempus Fugit with Andy Green onboard and the Rainbow fleet. ...
Teams descend upon Cowes for inaugural J/111 World Championships
By Stuart Johnstone, Cowes, Isle of Wight, England ,
8:33 PM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
Teams from across Europe are descending upon Cowes for the inaugural J/111 World Championships. The event will be hosted by the historic Royal Yacht Squadron, with racing taking place from Wednesday 20th until Sunday 24th August. Twelve races are scheduled across the five days, to give both local and travelling teams maximum opportunity to take the prestigious title. ...
OK Dinghy National Championships - Hunt closes in on the title
By Terry Curtis, ,
8:20 PM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
Jim Hunt has taken a six point lead at the OK Dinghy National Championships after three more races in a very unstable breeze at Dabchicks Sailing Club, with just two more races to go on Tuesday to complete the series. ...
Hamilton Island Race Week: Everywhere there's smiley people
By Bob Fisher, ,
8:15 PM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
The remarkable feature of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week is that wherever and whenever one looks at the faces of those in attendance, there are invariably smiles on them. The reason is simple – the event is held at this time of the year to capture the stunningly good weather that sends everyone on their way rejoicing, safe in the knowledge that they are going to enjoy their racing, be they of the ...
First action packed weekend of the 17th SMU-RM Western Circuit closes
By Bryan Chan, Raffles Marina ,
7:38 PM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
A week of constant rain cleared Singapore’s sky just in time for the start of the 17th SMU-RM Western Circuit Sailing Regatta, and Raffles Marina buzzed with excitement as all 78 entries finally came together with their preparations done--ready to race. ...
Incredible efforts to save yacht from being lost at sea
By Pendana Blog, ,
6:51 PM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
News from far north Queensland has come in of incredible efforts of a crew on the high seas to save one yacht from being lost at sea. Boats involved in this mayday situation included a Nordhavn 47 called Southern Star (Rob and Jo), a Bavari 40ft Ocean yacht named Oda (Per and Elizabeth) and a Dutch built Koopmans 48ft called Stormvogel (Peter and Heidi). ...
ARC Baltic fleet visit six countries and six capitals in six weeks
By World Cruising Club, ,
5:55 PM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
Over the last six weeks the ARC Baltic fleet have sailed nearly 1800 nautical miles, visiting six countries and six capitals. The rally has now arrived in the final destination on the small picturesque island of Møn with its iconic white cliffs, located 130km south of Copenhagen, Denmark. ...
IFDS World Championships - US Paralympic hopefuls ready for racing
By Will Ricketson, ,
5:41 PM Mon 18 Aug 2014 GMT
National sailing teams from around the world have gathered at the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron in Halifax, Nova Scotia for the 2014 IFDS World Championships, the premier annual event for Paralympic sailing classes. For the second year in a row, the American contingent is the largest at the event with 17 sailors. ...