ISAF Youth Worlds Champions lead 29er Worlds
By Jerelyn Biehl, ,
7:16 AM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
On course 2, the French ISAF Youth Worlds 29er champions Brice Yrieix and Loic Fischer Guillou (FRA) had a steady day of racing. ...
Pantaenius Insurance - being seen in yellow, green and orange
By John Curnow, ,
6:55 AM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
So as to be clear, this is an unabashed and not-so-faint reference to the Tour de France, the US Masters and even the humble building site. It’s just that the notion of wearing something that is ‘hi-vis’ is entirely appropriate for the specialist marine insurer, Pantaenius. Since arriving in Australia a little over 18 months ago, they have had no trouble being see - all for the right reasons. ...
Help clean up the sailing water at Rio - Image Gallery
By Juerg Kaufmann, ,
6:49 AM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
Top international sailing photographer, Juerg Kaufmann (SUI) is in Rio for the first of two Olympic Test events. Like many others in the sailing community he is most unhappy about the quality of the water at the Olympic venue.
Sailing has always prided itself on being an environmentally proud sport. ...
Sydney International Boat Show begins!
By Jeni Bone, ,
4:37 AM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
The perfect Sydney day greeted visitors to the first day of this year's Sydney International Boat Show - chilly morning, clear blue sky, warming up to a 25C top and some gusty breezes over the marina. ...
Brisbane to Keppel Race – A gentle start
By Lisa Ratcliff, ,
4:09 AM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
Brisbane has turned on a stunning winter’s morning for the record-equalling fleet of 35 yachts from Tasmania to Townsville starting the eight annual Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race. ...
2014 Etchells Invitational Cup - Day 3
By Rupert Holmes, ,
3:51 AM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
After another stunning day with bright sun and a solid south-south westerly afternoon sea breeze, the top of the leaderboard could hardly be closer. ...
29er World Championship - Finals start tomorrow
By 29er Worlds, ,
3:12 AM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 29er World Championship - Another windy day on the Kingston waters to wrap up the third and last day of the qualification series. After a stormy start to the day, the rain cleared and the breeze filled in from the South-South West with a steady 10-12 knots. ...
Australian Sailing Team in Rio for first Olympic test event
By Cora Zillich, ,
2:24 AM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
Selected crews of the Australian Sailing Team have arrived in Rio de Janeiro to compete at the first Olympic test event in the lead up to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. ...
420 World Championship - Singapore and Spain out front
By 420 International Class Association, ,
10:09 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
Racing got underway on day three of the 420 Worlds in a 12-15 knot breeze from the north, perfect conditions to complete the final two races of the race qualification series. With the discard kicking in after race 5, some shuffling on the leaderboard as teams discarded their worst score in the 420 Open and 420 Ladies fleets. ...
Sopot Match Race - Team Gilmour all set
By Team Gilmour, ,
9:58 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
After a three week break from Match Racing Team Gilmour are back at it for the third stage of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour in Sopot, Poland. Sopot is often referred to as the 'Riviera of the Baltic' with beautiful beaches and an extensive timber pier reaching out into the Baltic Sea for the spectators to observe the sailing. ...
RS800 European Championships day 2
By Toby Wincer, ,
9:07 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
At the RS800 European Championship, after a night of thunderstorms that trapped many people in the Occa bar until later than originally planned, the RS800’s emptied their boats of water and tried to dry sailing kit before heading out for three planned races. ...
2014 RPNYC Moore Wilson’s Winter Series – I’ll huff and I’ll puff
By Paul Davies, ,
8:41 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
Yet again – it was a weekend of two halves experienced by competitors in the 2014 RPNYC Moore Wilson’s Winter Series.
This week – we have two unique views on the racing – the Classic from a competitors viewpoint – and Sunday’s event report brought to you from the bridge of the Race Committee Boat 'Bloody Mary'… ...
Coastguard Coastal Medic Course Being Run In Wellington
By Matt Wood, Wellington ,
8:36 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
Wellington Ocean Sports will be running a Coastal Medic course over the weekend of 30 and 31 August. This course offers participants the qualification of Coastguard Boating Education Service Marine Medic (Coastal), NZQA units 6400, 6401, 6402 and Maritime New Zealand commercial first aid. It should be a prerequisite for anyone involved in ocean sports. ...
Fireball Europeans - Gillard and Anderton take honours on day 3
By Cormac Bradley, Lerwick, Shetland ,
8:23 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
Principle Race Officer Bruce Leask put together another excellent day on the water for the Fireball fleet contesting their European Championship in Lerwick, Shetland. Two full races and a shortened third race were provided in winds that started at the 10 knot mark and topped out with a 23 knot gust in the final race. ...
Lobster Thermidor - Making Julia proud
By Greg Nicoll with Andy Adams and John Armstrong, ,
7:13 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
Chester Race Week- what more can a Galley Guy say? Lots of boats, top notch race committee work, full on competitive racing, fantastic people, too much wind, not enough wind, mega rain, hot and steamy weather, spectacular scenery, fun parties, lots of handshakes, big-time hugs, a non-stop supply of Goslings dark rum... ...
Lido 14 National Class Championship to take place at Alamitos Bay
By Rich Roberts, ,
7:09 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
The boats have only one modest hull and certainly don't foil, and the crews are mostly friends or family, including only a pro or two sailing for fun, not finances, in the 2014 Lido 14 National Class Championship at Alamitos Bay Yacht Club this weekend. Racing Friday through Sunday will be on the namesake bay fronting the club at the end of Ocean Blvd. ...
Glide Free Foils - the dinghy foiling break thru is on the market
By David Schmidt, ,
6:32 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
In 2006, the sailing world was stunned with the speed and performance of the foiling Moth, and the genie forever escaped the bottle. Flash-forward just a few short years, and the Moth Worlds were being were contested on foils; jump-forward a bit further still, and the 34th America’s Cup was won using foils. ...
Ida Lewis Distance Race - Entry deadline fast approaching
By Kirsten Ferguson, ,
6:12 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
Next month, the Ida Lewis Distance Race will celebrate a decade of offshore fun with its 10th edition of the popular overnighter that starts and finishes in Newport, R.I. ...
RS400 European Championship - Classic Garda conditions on day 2
By Sarah Robertson and Roger Carter, ,
5:57 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
Day two of the RS400 European Championship dawned bright and the remnants of a light northerly Peler greeted the 45 teams keen for another great days racing. The fleet got off cleanly for race 1 and the difficult choice was between the cliffs for a lift or out to get more breeze, a mix of the two with a decent right hand shift at the first windward mark seemed to be the way to go. ...
Largest Olympic Class Regatta ever to take place in Rio
By ISAF, ,
5:43 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
Over 320 sailors from 34 nations will compete at the first test event of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games from 2-9 August from the Marina da Gloria. The Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta 2014 is set to be the largest Olympic classes sailing competition ever held in Brazil and many of the world's top competitors are ready for the test. ...
Lake Ontario 300 Challenge is now complete
By Brian Townsend, ,
3:29 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
The 25th running of the Lake Ontario 300 Challenge is now complete and proved to be a classic race similar to the first race held in 1990. This year just over 110 yachts competed with 87% finishing. Every type of wind was experienced coming from just about every direction with a spell of no winds to make things interesting. ...
Un médico todo terreno para la Volvo Ocean Race
By Volvo Ocean Race, ,
3:22 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
El cántabro Pablo Díaz Munio ha sido nombrado médico oficial de la Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, regata que ya conoce como colaborador de Ericsson (2008-2009) y responsable médico de Telefónica (2011-2012). Ha participado así mismo en tres campañas al Himalaya de Edurne Pasaban: Annapurna, Shisha Pangma y Everest. ...
Yann Eliès prepares to take on the Route du Rhum
By Vendee Globe, ,
3:08 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
Yann Eliès is preparing to take up a sizeable gauntlet: to participate in the Route du Rhum aboard the maxi-multihull (MOD 70) Paprec Recyclage. The skipper will be setting off on the legendary transatlantic race from Saint Malo for the very first time on 2 November 2014, aboard the boat recently skippered by Jean-Pierre Dick. ...
RS100 European Championships day 2
By RS100 Sailing, ,
2:59 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
The signal to launch came at midday and the RS100 European Championships fleet set out towards the Eastern Course with a steady force four Northerly ‘Pela’ wind. The first race of the day got underway with Michel Rotach (Swiss) leading at the windward mark closely followed by Andre Blasse and Al Hall. ...
Fake GPS signals detected when cruising the high seas
By Anne Ju, ,
2:13 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
In the 1800's moving lead lamps was a favoured method of pirates to induce ships to run aground where they could be plundered. Now it seems that fake GPS signals from 'spoofers' might become the 21st century equivalent.
Hence the need for technology to be on step ahead. ...