Hunn casts Voodoo magic winning the 2014 Melges 32 Australian Titles
By Tracey Walters, Sydney ,
4:00 PM Sun 16 Mar 2014 GMT
The Middle Harbour Yacht Club race committee did well to keep all sailors safe today after a lighting, rain and hail storm cell came through the Harbour just after midday. The committee were unable to get a race in for day three of the 2014 Melges 32 Australian Championships. ...
All sails lead to Gdynia - bids for ISAF Worlds 2018
By Dan Ibsen, ,
12:54 PM Sun 16 Mar 2014 GMT
Sail-World.com presents the second European bid from Gdynia in Poland. On March 25 and 26 four cities will present their bids to ISAF in Southampton for the ISAF Worlds 2018 for all Olympic classes. ...
Aberdeen Asset Management Inter-School Sailing Festival 2014 - Overall
By Koko Mueller, ,
11:41 AM Sun 16 Mar 2014 GMT
Aberdeen Asset Management Inter-School Sailing Festival 2014 - It was a weekend of close racing and tricky race conditions as the wind frequently shifted around on the race course. A total of 60 races were completed. ...
Sail Paradise 2014 - 505 class champion crowned
By Bronwen Ince, ,
10:10 AM Sun 16 Mar 2014 GMT
At Southport Yacht Club's 2014 Sail Paradise regatta the Reichel-Pugh 66, 'Alive' was today crowned the champion! After sailing through dangerous conditions over the weekend, skipper of alive Duncan Hine said 'I am extremely happy to have won this regatta, I am sure it will be a first of many more to come'. ...
2014 Hamilton Island Audi Race Week - Accommodation Options
By Kristie Kaighin, Hamilton Island ,
9:12 AM Sun 16 Mar 2014 GMT
2014 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - All the best properties book out early, so make sure you book soon to secure your preferred option. ...
Not for lack of trying at the Etchells WA Championship.
By John Curnow, ,
9:11 AM Sun 16 Mar 2014 GMT
On the first day, they worked hard and got five races completed. Bless them all for their endurance, perseverance, determination and sporting nature. As a result, the West Australia now has a new Etchells champion. For 2014, The Rat will be able to look at that whenever they choose and know they had pace and just as importantly, consistency. ...
Clipper Round The World Yacht Race 2013-14 – Fog halts racing
By Clipper Race, ,
8:57 AM Sun 16 Mar 2014 GMT
Clipper Round The World Yacht Race 2013-14 - Race director, Justin said 'They will now motor-sail offshore until the visibility improves and then restart racing using the Le Mans procedure. I expect that this will happen at first light tomorrow morning. ...
Melges 32 Australian Championship - Tiger Hunting down Hunn for title
By Heath Walters, Sydney ,
8:53 AM Sun 16 Mar 2014 GMT
Andrew Hunn Voodoo Chile leads the Melges 32 Australian Championships at the conclusion of day two’s racing on Sydney Harbour. Chris Way’s Easy Tiger III fought hard to remain within three points of Hunn followed closely by defending National Champion Greg Prescott 2 Unlimited a further two points behind. ...
Clipper Round The World Yacht Race 2013-14 – Fleet departs Qingdao
By Ruth Harrington, ,
8:09 AM Sun 16 Mar 2014 GMT
Clipper Round The World Yacht Race 2013-14 – Thousands of well-wishers lined the quayside eager get one last glimpse of the international fleet during an epic departure ceremony which attracted a large media presence and was broadcast live on TV. ...
2014 18ft Skiffs Club Championship - Race 10
By Frank Quealey, ,
6:32 AM Sun 16 Mar 2014 GMT
Coopers 62-Rag and Famish Hotel took out Race 10 of the Australian 18 Footers League’s Club Championship in a course shortened race on Sydney Harbour today. ...
The Excalibur, the Duck and the Big Lash, all in one weekend!
By Tony Mapplebeck, ,
4:08 AM Sun 16 Mar 2014 GMT
The weekend of 8 and 9 March saw fifty-eight teams turnout for three of the best university sailing clubs’ team racing events of the year – Manchester and Liverpool’s Big Lash at West Kirby SC, Exeter’s Excalibur on Roadford Lake and the London Duck at BTYC Sailsports Club on Welsh Harp Reservoir. Current university students, alumni, clubs, youth and schools competed. ...
The Clipper Race 2014 - Countdown to Race 10
By Ruth Harrington, ,
3:41 AM Sun 16 Mar 2014 GMT
2013 - 14 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Race 10 of the Clipper 2013-14 Round the World Yacht Race gets underway Sunday (16 March) from Qingdao, China to San Francisco, USA ...
Sixth GCC Sailing Championships - The final day
By Icarus Sailing, ,
2:24 AM Sun 16 Mar 2014 GMT
On the final day of the Sixth GCC Sailing Championship the weather in the Gulf was hot with light winds. The athletes enjoyed the sunshine while they waited for an hour for the wind to fill in. ...
Rio Olympics 2016 - Water quality improving says Rio authorities
By Jeni Bone, ,
12:05 AM Sun 16 Mar 2014 GMT
The jewel in the crown of Rio de Janeiro would be Guanabara Bay, venue for rowing and sailing events at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. What a tragedy then that city officials admit that of the 1.3 billion litres (yes, that is correct) of sewerage, effluent, oil and run off that the city creates each day only 40% is treated. The rest goes to the waterways. ...
Predictwind: Tracking Cyclone Lusi Update 4: Storm swings south
By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, Auckland, New Zealand ,
10:34 PM Sat 15 Mar 2014 GMT
Tropical Cyclone Lusi hit New Zealand, on late Friday night bringing strong winds and rain to the top half of the North Island. Winds gusting to 60kts have been recorded at several points on the east coast including Cape Reinga, Channel Island and Tiritiri Island in the Hauraki Gulf. Auckland appears to have been spared the worst of the onslaught, with Rangitoto Island providing some protection. ...
Winchrite - for lazy days or extra muscle-power
By Des Ryan, ,
8:20 PM Sat 15 Mar 2014 GMT
Our product of the week, WinchRite is an affordable, light-weight, safe, cordless electric winch handle designed specifically for use on sailing boats on those occasions when you are lacking a little muscle-power - or just wanting a lazy sail. ...
Solo Maître Coq - Rich Mason finishes second Rookie + Video
By Artemis Offshore Academy, ,
7:52 PM Sat 15 Mar 2014 GMT
Today in the Solo Maître Coq, at 06:52GMT, Artemis Offshore Academy skipper Rich Mason (Artemis 77) finished the 215 mile race 19th overall and second Rookie, just three minutes behind last year’s winning Rookie Jack Bouttell (Overboard) in 18th. ...
Sail Paradise 2014 - Extreme day 2 on the water
By Southport Yacht Club, ,
3:09 PM Sat 15 Mar 2014 GMT
Day two of Southport Yacht Club's Sail Paradise Regatta was well underway with a fleet of 55 vessels, including lasers, off the beach catamarans and the international 505 class joining the keel boats and Multihulls for their first day of racing. ...
Perth’s Swan River provides for awesome Etchells.
By John Curnow, ,
2:54 PM Sat 15 Mar 2014 GMT
Five races in a day in the kinds of conditions you see in the brochures, but more than often do not get to race in. Yes please! Sure it was hard work, and not just for the crews. Think about all the volunteers! However, you do get a handy break in the middle of the day when you have to vacate the premises to allow all the club racing to take over the back yard, more appropriately named, Melville W ...
Collinson FX Market Commentary: March 15, 2014: More Equity slide
By Collinson FX, ,
1:45 PM Sat 15 Mar 2014 GMT
Collinson FX Market Commentary: March 15, 2014 - Equity markets continued to slide impacted by the uncertainty being generated by the crises in the Ukraine. The AUD held above 0.9000 and the KIWI traded 0.8530. The referendum in the Crimea and the fallout associated, will drive market direction, early in the week. US Housing data and the Fed will have a secondary effect on market directions. ...
One with the lot at the Club Marine Series.
By John Curnow, ,
12:33 PM Sat 15 Mar 2014 GMT
There was a time when burgers came from small shops at your local shopping strip, and one with the lot really was a hefty piece of work. There was a kind of classic Melbourne day to be had by those partaking in Round Six of the annual Club Marine Series on Port Phillip. It had everything from beaming and strong sunshine, gusty Northerly winds, to far too ominous clouds running across the Bay ...
Kingdom Properties Matchrace Thailand - Asian team leads top European
By Jordan Rumsby, Royal Varuna Yachtv Club ,
12:24 PM Sat 15 Mar 2014 GMT
Almost ideal conditions greeted the competitors for the first day of the 2014 Kingdom Properties Matchrace Thailand Championships. The sun was shining and the wind was from the south at around eight knots as the first teams got ready for the start. The very first match gave notice to all that the standard of the teams was higher than ever. ...
Hobart Combined Club Harbour Race - Don Calvert ended up in hospital
By Peter Campbell, ,
10:48 AM Sat 15 Mar 2014 GMT
Senior Hobart yachtsman Don Calvert ended up in hospital with a dislocated shoulder after his champion yacht Intrigue broke her mast when a 30 knot gust from the north hit the fleet in today’s Combined Club’s Harbour Series on the Derwent. ...
52 Super Series - Quantum Racing win home series now head to Europe
By 52 Super Series, ,
10:20 AM Sat 15 Mar 2014 GMT
2014 52 Super Series - Winning both Quantum Key West in January and the US 52 Championship which finished last weekend in Miami, Quantum Racing now head back to Europe for May’s start to the Barclay’s 52 Super Series as overall US 52 Super Series champions. ...
2014 Ocean Pointscore Series - About Time wins
By Jennifer Crooks, ,
9:08 AM Sat 15 Mar 2014 GMT
Julian Farren-Price with his 14 year old Cookson 12, About Time, has won a fourth consecutive Ocean Pointscore Series (OPS) on countback from David Forbes’ Kaiko 52 Merlin, after About Time finished third overall in the Lion Island Race, hosted by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia today. ...