ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Teasing winds play havoc on day 4
By ISAF, ,
6:29 PM Mon 15 Sep 2014 GMT
On day four of the ISAF Sailing World Championships in Santander, only the 49er yellow fleet were able to get racing in as light, teasing winds played havoc across the seven race courses. The 470, 49er, 49erFX, Finn, Nacra 17 and RS:X fleets were all scheduled for racing early on in the day with the Laser (silver and bronze fleets) and Laser Radial (silver fleet) penned in later in the afternoon. ...
ISAF Sailing World Championships: Hot conditions in Santander on day 4
By Will Ricketson, ,
6:16 PM Mon 15 Sep 2014 GMT
Day four saw 1,200+ competitors at the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships treated to bright, clear and hot conditions, and though abundant natural beauty was on display in a picturesque European city, one key ingredient was missing: Wind. ...
Blue Planet Odyssey - Aventura makes landfall in the US
By Jimmy Cornell, ,
5:58 PM Mon 15 Sep 2014 GMT
Blue Planet Odyssey - We made landfall the morning of Saturday, September 13th at 0900 local time as we passed Race Point at the entrance into Cape Cod Bay. Since leaving St John’s less than one week ago we had covered 1109 miles, at an average of just under seven knots. ...
Santander ISAF Sailing World Championships joins Bart’s Bash
By Irene Corosu, London ,
5:19 PM Mon 15 Sep 2014 GMT
The Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation is delighted to reveal that the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships will participate in the fundraising event Bart’s Bash, a Guinness World Record attempt for the Largest Sailing Race in the World. ...
Volvo OR: The Crown Prince of Denmark wishes Team Vestas fair Winds
By Dan Ibsen & the Sail-World team, ,
3:45 PM Mon 15 Sep 2014 GMT
HRH Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark met with Chris Nicholson and the two Danish crew members at the Royal Danish Yacht Club at Tuborg Harbour in order to wish them good luck in the Volvo Ocean Race. ...
Masters of the Sea - A portrait of Bertrand de Broc + Video
By Leslie Greenhalgh, ,
3:14 PM Mon 15 Sep 2014 GMT
53 year old French skipper, Bertrand de Broc was born in Quimper, in the Finistere region. He grew up on the shores of the Odet River where he started sailing with his father on the family Requin, an old race boat. He learned to helm and took part in windsurfing during most of his teenage years whilst going through training at the sailing school in Ile-Tudy. ...
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Grounded fishing boat creates problems
By Ole Wejse Svarrer, ,
3:05 PM Mon 15 Sep 2014 GMT
There is a fishing boat, grounded, fifty meters from the beach in Klitmøller - right where the world's best wave windsurfers will sail, today, in this year's PWA World Cup in Cold Hawaii. 'It's like the boat just got placed, right in the middle of the park', said event manager, Robert Sand. ...
RHKYC to host Bart’s Bash event September 21st on Victoria Harbour
By RHKYC Media, ,
2:57 PM Mon 15 Sep 2014 GMT
The ‘Largest Sailing Event in the World’ - Bart’s Bash - takes place on Sunday 21 September and the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club (RHKYC) is thrilled to be involved, hosting an event in Victoria Harbour. ...
Marseille One Design - GC32 Armin Strom Sailing Team emerge victorious
By Armin Strom Sailing Team, ,
2:21 PM Mon 15 Sep 2014 GMT
All in all, it was a week that neither Flavio Marazzi or his Armin Strom Sailing Team will forget in a hurry as their catamaran sponsored by the famous Swiss watch-maker dominated and won the Marseille One Design event. ...
Ultimate Cup: Final of the Barker vs Spithill clash
By Sail-World NZ, ,
2:05 PM Mon 15 Sep 2014 GMT
Almost 12 months after they met on the water in San Francisco, the Match has been re-run in New Zealand, under the fishing version of America's Cup Rules. Jimmy Spithill and Dean Barker competed in a fishing competition under complex rules geared around fish size, lure and edibility. ...
Australian Youth Championship 2015 - Notice of Race released
By Jane Gordon, ,
12:59 PM Mon 15 Sep 2014 GMT
The event is open to competitors who will be under 19 years of age as of 31 December 2015, and all competitors are required to be members of Clubs affiliated through State Associations with Yachting Australia or another National Authority. ...
2014 Honda RYA Youth RIB Champions crowned + video
By Susie NationGrainger, ,
12:30 PM Mon 15 Sep 2014 GMT
Kamila Czartolomna (13) became the first girl in more than 10 years to be crowned a Honda RYA Youth RIB national champion when she and Jamie Paterson (10) claimed victory at the PSP Southampton Boat Show yesterday (14 September 2014). ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Etape 0, une répétition au plus proche de la réalité
By Volvo Ocean Race, ,
11:46 AM Mon 15 Sep 2014 GMT
L'étape 0 de la Volvo Ocean Race disputée ce week end a été l’occasion d’une série de situations spectaculaires. Un homme à la mer, une voile perdue et une victoire surprise de Team Vestas Wind : un avant-goût de ce qui attend les marins comme les spectateurs de la Volvo Ocean Race pendant les neuf mois de course! ...
Jonas Hoegh-Christensen: Motivation comes to me because I love sailing
By Dan Ibsen, ,
11:10 AM Mon 15 Sep 2014 GMT
Many of the Finn sailors, at the ISAF Sailing World Championships in Santander, got a surprise when they saw the 2012 Olympic Silver medalist on the list of competitors in the Class. And they ask can he do the same as in 2009, when he won the worlds, after not having sailed for a year. ...
Regata teste da Volvo Ocean Race tem muita ação e vencedor improvável
By Volvo Ocean Race, ,
11:09 AM Mon 15 Sep 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, Mais difícil do que o previsto, a Leg 0 - regata que não vale pontos - colocou à prova as sete equipes da Volta ao Mundo. Melhor para o Team Vestas Wind, time que entrou de última hora na aventura. A Volvo Ocean Race promete muitas emoções a partir de outubro. \ ...
Rolex Big Boat Series 2014 - Ready for another 50 years
By KPMS, ,
10:39 AM Mon 15 Sep 2014 GMT
For the last four days (Thursday, September 11 through Sunday, September 14), the 50th Anniversary edition of the Rolex Big Boat Series has hosted hundreds of sailors on 99 teams, rotating onto three strategically-placed race circles that triangulated the constant wind and tide challenges of the largest Pacific estuary in the Americas. ...
ISAF Sailing World Championships Santander - Test of patience - Day 3
By Sail Canada, ,
9:52 AM Mon 15 Sep 2014 GMT
ISAF Sailing World Championships Santander 2014 - Postponement was the headline of the day while sailors waited ashore and on water for breeze to fill in. The best breeze filled in at 6-8 knots and all classes were successful in completing one race. ...
Extreme Sailing Series - The Wave, Muscat edge closer to the top
By Oman Sail, ,
8:52 AM Mon 15 Sep 2014 GMT
Oman Air switched on the turbojets in Istanbul to finish in fourth place, their best performance of the 2014 Extreme Sailing Series so far, while The Wave, Muscat edged closer to the top of the overall leaderboard after some searing final day action. ...
Extreme Sailing Series, Act 6 - Rising sharply in Istanbul
By Groupama sailing team, ,
8:29 AM Mon 15 Sep 2014 GMT
For the sixth event of the Extreme Sailing Series circuit contested on the Bosphorus in Istanbul, the crew of Groupama 40 has secured a very honourable sixth place despite suffering a dismasting on the first day, which deprived them of four of the 31 races run. ...
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Farr 40 Day 4
By William Wagner, San Francisco ,
8:09 AM Mon 15 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Alex Roepers has been a Farr 40 owner for seven years and has yet to capture a world championship. The New York skipper certainly feels a lot more confident about his chances of achieving that elusive goal after his team’s performance this week on San Francisco Bay. ...
Santander and Alicante - Nathan unloads, Mat explains, and Nico wins
By Rob Kothe and Sail-world Team, ,
7:28 AM Mon 15 Sep 2014 GMT
Cold, Windy Wet, no we are not in Melbourne, we are in Santander Spain on the Spanish northern coast. The serious racing is starting. Already the Australian squad has qualified Australia for the Laser class in Rio 2016 and now the 470’s and 49ers are in play. ...
2014 Rolex Swan Cup - Eleventh-hour victories
By Jennifer Hall, ,
4:18 AM Mon 15 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Swan Cup - Light-to-medium airs on the Costa Smeralda made for a tense and exciting showdown to the Rolex Swan Cup. Five of the six divisions in the 93-boat fleet were in doubt until the very end. The only runaway winner was the Romanian Swan 42 OD, Natalia, which won the 12-boat division by a good margin from the fast-improving Magical Mystery Tour helmed by Ed Leask. ...
Extreme Sailing Series - Kiwis clinch Act win in Istanbul + Video
By Extreme Sailing Series, ,
3:34 AM Mon 15 Sep 2014 GMT
In some of the best conditions the fleet have raced in all year, you couldn’t have scripted a better final to the Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 6 in Istanbul, and the fans on shore and following around the world were rewarded with a nail bitingly close, down to the wire shoot out after 31 races. ...
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Two long races today for the J70 fleet
By Cayard Sailing, ,
3:14 AM Mon 15 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Once again we started the day on the Fort Mason race track. The committee signaled a three lap windward-leeward course in the eight - ten knot southwesterly breeze. The current was 'flooding' once again so it was all about hitting the beach for relief. ...
Rolex Swan Cup - Sharing the spoils in Sardinia
By YCCS, ,
2:49 AM Mon 15 Sep 2014 GMT
Overall winners in their respective divisions in the Rolex Swan Cup and Swan 45 World Championship 2014 are: Wohpe (Swan 60), Nikata (Swan Maxi), Yasha (Grand Prix), Finola (Classic) and Natalia (Club Swan 42). The winner of the Rolex Swan 45 World Championship - for the fourth time - is Earlybird, owned by Christian Nagel and Hendrick Brandis. ...