Brightlingsea Sailing Club to host Solo National Championship 2014
By Brightlingsea Sailing Club, ,
9:11 AM Wed 23 Jul 2014 GMT
The 2014 Solo National Championship will be hosted by Brightlingsea Sailing Club, Essex, from 26 July to 1 August, with some sixty-six helms travelling from across the UK to compete. ...
BIC Techno 293 Worlds - Steady winds on day 2 + Video
By Techno 293, ,
4:01 AM Wed 23 Jul 2014 GMT
The wind blew more steadily for the second day of the Techno 293 World Championships in Brest allowing three races for the 400 windsurfers. 2014 European Champion, Tom Monnet, representing France at the forthcoming Youth Olympic Games, is top of the youth u17 leaderboard with two firsts and a second in the blue group today. ...
Laser Radial World Championships at full speed
By SailingNet, ,
3:59 AM Wed 23 Jul 2014 GMT
The 2014 Laser Radial World Championships are at full speed. There were 76 competitors from 25 countries at the start yesterday. The beginning of the day was very misty and there was very poor visibility. The decision to go on the water was made at 12:40 and the first race started at 14:06. There were two general OCS and five OCS with the black flag. ...
29er North American Open Championship - Qualifying series wraps up
By Marianne Davis, ,
3:04 AM Wed 23 Jul 2014 GMT
The second day of the 29er North American Open brought another day of sun and a six knot breeze. Both the yellow and blue fleets completed another three races to wrap up the qualifying series. Marte and Carla Munto from Spain is leading the fleet ahead of Australias Kurt Hansen and Harry Morton. Top Canadian boat Ryan Wood and Andrew Wood from West Vancouver is third. ...
Collinson FX Market Commentary: July 23, 2014 - AUD creeps up
By Collinson FX, ,
12:57 AM Wed 23 Jul 2014 GMT
July 23, 2014: The AUD has slowly climbed back towards 0.9385, while the country is pre-occupied with the Malaysian air crises, with little to divert on the economic front. Geo-Political issues remain central, with no major economic data to divert attention, although Central bank activity will impact. ...
Opening ceremony O'pen Bic World Cup, Travemunde Week, Germany
By Simon Dubbin, Travemunde ,
10:27 PM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
The event is part of the famous 'Travemunde Regatta Week' which is in its 125th year. Australia and New Zealand are represented with six competitors amongst a fleet of more than 130 from 11 nations. ...
Six Metre Europeans - Wind fails to make an appearance on day 2
By Fiona Brown, ,
9:24 PM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Sadly the wind failed to make an appearance on day two of the Six Metre European Championship in Falmouth and the twenty-seven strong fleet experienced a frustrating day of waiting in vain. Initially the Race Committee held the fleet ashore for a three-hour postponement, but by early afternoon there were signs of a sea breeze so the boats set off for the race area. ...
Edgartown Race Weekend - Let the sailing (and good times) begin
By Barby MacGowan, ,
8:39 PM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
It’s time again for Edgartown Yacht Club to host its annual Edgartown Race Weekend on Martha’s Vineyard. The event, for IRC, PHRF (racing spinnaker, cruising non-spinnaker) and Double-Handed sailboats, takes place this Thursday through Saturday (July 24-26), and by the looks of the entry list and schedule there will be no shortage of talent participating or fun to be had. ...
OK Dinghy European Championship - Hot and tricky day 1 in Steinhude
By Robert Deaves, ,
8:24 PM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
At the OK Dinghy European Championship, it was a very hot and tricky first day with the highly changeable winds producing a very mixed bag of results for most of the competitors as the hot German wind laid on challenging conditions for the competitors. But in contrast to recent days there was wind and the fleet set out on time. ...
ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Action commences July 23
By ISAF, ,
6:50 PM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Two practice days are behind the competitors and racing at the 2014 ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship is set to commence on Wednesday 23 July. Both Monday and Tuesday have been quite ideal conditions, having had nice moderate wind and sun. Only on Tuesday afternoon the wind got lighter. ...
Glide Free Foils - the dinghy foiling break thru is on the market
By David Schmidt, ,
6:32 PM Tue 22 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. ...
Tour de France a la Voile - Trio of race wins for Groupama 34
By Fabienne Morin, ,
5:54 PM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
In the Tour de France a la Voile, Franck Cammas and his crew haven’t said their last word yet. With three wins today, they have greedily eaten a big piece of Daniel Souben’s cake. The Tour leader Courrier Dunkerque 3 is now 13 points ahead of Groupama 34. But the team in the hot seat tonight is Bretagne Crédit Mutuel Elite. ...
Northern Scotland: Voyage to Orkney and Shetland Isles (Part 2)
By Sheryl and Paul Shard, ,
5:53 PM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
June 21 is the summer solstice, the longest day of the year, and we experienced almost 24 hours of daylight on Fair Isle. In the wee hours there was almost a ghostly bluish light in the air similar to the light during an eclipse of the sun. It was bizarre to see sheep lying asleep while a few islanders tended their gardens at 2a.m. in a strange twilight. ...
International Moth Worlds - Mothballed on day 4 + Video
By Mark Jardine / YachtsandYachting.com, ,
4:45 PM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Tuesday was originally scheduled as a lay-day at the Moth worlds and, in the end, that's exactly what happened, via a series of postponements. Racing was originally scheduled to start at 10am, then midday, then 1pm and finally 4pm. The abandonment flag was finally raised at 15:40 as only five knots was being registered in the bay from a wide range of directions. ...
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Ireland remains out front
By RORC, ,
2:42 PM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Stronger winds and reaching conditions resulted in a shorter than expected offshore race that allowed crews to sleep in their own beds rather than spending a night at sea in the highest scoring race of the Royal Ocean Racing Club's Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup. ...
Spirits high as Team Alvimedica completes Transatlantic crossing
By Stefano Blin, ,
2:19 PM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Skipper Charlie Enright believes valuable lessons have been learned after Team Alvimedica successfully completed a second Transatlantic crossing as part of their preparations for the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race. The US/Turkey entry arrived in the southern England port of Southampton on Saturday (July 19), nine days after leaving Rhode Island. ...
Royal Navy sail past and one minute silence on Tuesday 5 August
By Cowes Week Ltd, ,
12:16 PM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
It was on August 5th 1914 that the first shot at sea was fired from the gun of HMS Lance in the North Sea. The gun is now a permanent exhibit in the HMS - Hear My Story gallery at the National Museum of the Royal Navy in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. ...
2015 ilovesailing calendar filling up as winners 7 and 8 are announced
By Emma Slater, ,
11:33 AM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
As we crown Karen Langston from Beccles, Suffolk and Jacob Hill from Bangor, County Down winners seven and eight in the ilovesailing 2014 calendar competition just four more spots remain on the 2015 calendar. ...
Royal Perth Yacht Club - There is indeed a Frostbite race six
By Royal Perth Yacht Club, ,
10:24 AM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
An error in the printing of the Redbook resulted in Frostbite race number six being omitted from the schedule. We would like to remind everyone that the next frostbite will be held on Sunday the third of August. ...
NCYC’s 2014 EnviroPacific Services Inner Spring Regatta
By Di Hansen and Richard Howard, ,
10:04 AM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
The EnviroPacific Services 2014 Inner Spring Regatta will be held on the weekend of the 30th - 31st of August at Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club (NCYC). This year’s Inner Spring Regatta will mark the fourth anniversary of the event which has grown year on year and represents a great warm up for the 2014-15 summer sailing season. ...
Maxi rivals set for Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race 2014
By Bronwen Ince, ,
9:35 AM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
The race starts on Sydney Harbour at 1pm on Saturday 26th July, 2014. Two maxis will be competing within the race, Robert Oatley’s Wild Oats XI and Perpetual Loyal. On-board Loyal this year will be Australian Cricket Captain, Michael Clarke. ...
Gladwell's Line: A change of direction needed in the America's Cup
By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, ,
8:16 AM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Last weekend's withdrawal of the Challenger of Record from the 35th America's Cup was a delicate piece of timing.
If matters play out as expected then the Italian Challenger Luna Rossa is expected to be installed as the new Challenger of Record in early August. ...
MOD70 Musandam-Oman Sail gears up for busy British racing season
By Oman Sail, ,
8:09 AM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Oman Sail’s record-breaking MOD70 Musandam-Oman Sail will be on the trail of new trophies in August when it arrives in Cowes on the Isle of Wight, one of the world’s most celebrated sailing centres, to take part in two pinnacle events of the 2014 British offshore racing season. ...
29er North American Championship - Day 1 in Kingston
By Cork, ,
7:19 AM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Today was the first day of for the 29er North American Open Championship, with 138 competitors from 10 countries competing for the titles of North American, United States and Canadian Champions. ...
Up for auction: Shenzhen Sea Sports Base and Voyage Sports School
By Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Hong Kong ,
6:29 AM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Right next door to the Daya Bay nuclear power station, it was built at a cost of RMB366m (USD59m) and has been pretty much unoccupied since its brief few days in the sun. The colossal size of the facility and its near-abandonment bring home the importance of generating ‘legacy’ out of municipal spending on such a scale. ...