Cock of Swan Regatta - Champagne sailing for 50th Anniversary
By Yachting WA, ,
3:44 PM Wed 4 Dec 2013 GMT
For the Cock of Swan Regatta, in a steady 12 to 15 knots out of the west south west, the combination of foilers, skiffs and catamarans were in for champagne sailing and the host club Perth Dinghy Sailing Club and race officer Tom Burt were ready to go. ...
Star Sailors League Final - All set for Nassau action
By Alex D'Agosta, ,
3:25 PM Wed 4 Dec 2013 GMT
The ground-breaking Star Sailors League commences in Nassau, Bahamas, with the inaugural edition of the yearly Finals, held from Dec 3rd to the eighth. ...
Blockbuster line up of sailing events set for Victoria
By New Tack Media, ,
3:19 PM Wed 4 Dec 2013 GMT
Melbourne’s stop of the ‘Grand Slam of Olympic Sailing’, the ISAF Sailing World Cup which is currently underway in Sandringham, headlines a blockbuster line up of sailing events set for Victoria’s coastline and lakes in the coming months. ...
Rolex Sydney Hobart - Wild Oats XI to have mast re-stepped
By Rob Mundle, ,
3:13 PM Wed 4 Dec 2013 GMT
Bob Oatley’s all-conquering supermaxi, Wild Oats XI, will move one step closer to continuing preparations for the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race tomorrow when the yacht’s new mast, which almost broke during preliminary trials two weeks ago, is re-stepped following major repairs. ...
Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs Race - Entries close Friday
By Lisa Ratcliff, ,
3:00 PM Wed 4 Dec 2013 GMT
The yearly on-water tussle for the Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs Race’s major trophies is set to play out in less than a month among the high calibre fleet. At the same time a different kind of wager will resume between two boats almost identically named when they head to the start line on January 2, 2014 at 1pm off Barrenjoey Headland on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. ...
Pictorial: ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne (Part 1)
By Sail-World, ,
2:51 PM Wed 4 Dec 2013 GMT
Enjoy this first selection, in a series of three galleries from the ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne. The photos were shot on location at Sandringham YC by photographer Jeff Crow (Sport the Library). ...
Thai Wake Park World Series - Early registration still open
By The WWA, ,
2:16 PM Wed 4 Dec 2013 GMT
Legendary Thai Wake Park is getting ready to host the largest wakeboard event ever held in Thailand, December 14-15, 2013. The stop, WWA Wake Park World Series -- Thailand presented by Boon Rawld Brewery, is going to be off the chain with riders facing off in Amateur and Professional divisions. ...
Diane Safe and Sound
By Jim Allen,
2:13 PM Wed 4 Dec 2013 GMT
Diane Reid arrived in Puerto Calero in the Canary Islands early Sunday morning after sailing 300 miles downwind with only her jib. In short she had broken a spreader bracket and was still having trouble with power on her boat. The bracket was the top one on the port side. ...
ISAF World Sailing Cup Melbourne: Big waves, big breeze on the Bay
By ISAF Media,
12:26 PM Wed 4 Dec 2013 GMT
Strong winds, grey skies and steep confused seas were the signature line for day three of racing in the ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne. After a morning of heavy rain, racing was postponed for an hour due to reduced visibility. When the seven Olympic classes due to race in the first session of the day left the shelter of the harbour at Sandringham Yacht Club, it was still raining ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne - A challenging day 3
By ISAF Sailing World Cup - Event Media,
11:45 AM Wed 4 Dec 2013 GMT
Strong winds, grey skies and steep confused seas were the signature line for day three of racing in the ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne. ...
Sunburst North Island Championships at Worser Bay
By Maurice Scott, Wellington ,
10:09 AM Wed 4 Dec 2013 GMT
The weekend of November 23/24 saw beautiful weather for three races Saturday afternoon before the breeze completely disappeared and two races on Sunday morning in a building Northerly. There was something for everybody but it was Brett Linton and Penny Linton who emerged as the 2013 Sunburst North Island Champions. ...
ISAF World Sailing Cup Melbourne: Rain, rain go away - Day 3
By Richard Gladwell,
11:47 PM Tue 3 Dec 2013 GMT
'Rain, rain, go away, come again another day' is the thought running through the minds of the 580 competitors and 180 volunteers on Day 3 of the ISAF World Sailing Cup Melbourne.
The international competitors from 24 countries would probably add a new line: 'Come again another day - when we aren't here!' ...
Phuket King's Cup 2013. Ray Roberts eyes fourth King’s Cup trophy
By Phuket King's Cup Media, ,
11:29 PM Tue 3 Dec 2013 GMT
In IRC0 class, Ray Roberts’ OneSails Racing team continued their exceptional form to secure another win today in race four, and a second place in race five, won by Neil Pryde’s Hifi team. The team came in third place in the final race of the day, with the last winner being team 'Oi!' from Australia. Today’s results put OneSails Racing at the top of the table in IRC0, four points clear of Ahern Bai ...
PKRA Kitesurf World Cup Mendoza - Action begins with opening ceremony
By Pro Kite Tour,
11:15 PM Tue 3 Dec 2013 GMT
The Kitesurf World Cup Mendoza got undeway with an opening ceremony attended by riders, media, organizers and sponsors alike. ...
Yachties respond to Typhoon crisis in the Philippines
By Lee Mylchreest,
10:57 PM Tue 3 Dec 2013 GMT
Sail-World Cruising has been contacted by some yachties who have responded to the crisis in the Philippines caused by Super Typhoon Haikan/Yolanda, and they are appealing for help from sailors around the world. ...
Remove the mast, check the rigging - at home!
By Simon Grain, J24 Australia/Sail-World,
10:01 PM Tue 3 Dec 2013 GMT
Taking your mast out and checking your rigging on a 'standard' size cruising boat - say 35-50ft - is something that the rigger does when you ask him to. However, with a smaller boat, such as a J24, it can easily and conveniently be done at home - if you know how. We have found this new excellent series of instructions, so read on as Luke Matthews writes the detail of just how it's done: ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup Day 2: A promising debut for Olympic Medallists
By ISAF Sailing World Cup - Event Media,
9:37 PM Tue 3 Dec 2013 GMT
Tuesday was Day Two at the 2013 ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne, which is being sailed out of Sandringham Yacht Club. True to form Melbourne is delivering all four seasons. Day one of competition saw the baker’s oven door left open and the fleet sweltered in 36 degree heat; whilst today the sprinklers are on and the temperatures have dropped ...
Cayard Sailing update from Nassau
By Paul Cayard, ,
9:27 PM Tue 3 Dec 2013 GMT
Paul Cayard (Cayard Sailing) updates us from Nassau on things ranging from the America’s Cup to the Star Sailors League Final. ...
Mini Transat - A time of reunion
By Solene Rennuit, ,
8:54 PM Tue 3 Dec 2013 GMT
In the Mini Transat, this is the time of reunion in Pointe-à-Pitre. Through the arriving solo sailors, we discover different perceptions of a race that everyone unanimously considers particularly selective. While the first prototypes celebrate mission accomplished, the fleet of series boats is finally tasting the pleasure of sailing in the trade winds... ...
Transat Jacques Vabre - British duo 14th into Itajaí
By Soazig Guého, ,
7:08 PM Tue 3 Dec 2013 GMT
In the Transat Jacques Vabre, British duo Mike Gascoyne and Brian Thompson completed their double handed race from Le Havre to Itajaí, Brasil in 14th place in Class 40 at 1550hrs Monday local time 1750hrs UTC after racing for 23 days 16 hours 36 minutes and 10 seconds. Their course sailed is 5711 miles and they completed it an average of 10.04kts. ...
First ARC+ arrivals make landfall in Saint Lucia
By World Cruising Club, ,
6:14 PM Tue 3 Dec 2013 GMT
On 20 November, 43 rally yachts set sail from Mindelo in the Cape Verde Islands bound for Rodney Bay on the beautiful Caribbean island of Saint Lucia. Seven ARC+ boats are now safely tied up inside Rodney Bay Marina having enjoyed an easy sail across the Atlantic. The rest of the ARC+ boats are due to arrive over the next week. ...
Laser Master World Championships - Mixed fortunes in Oman
By Daphne Morgan Barnicoat, ,
5:40 PM Tue 3 Dec 2013 GMT
At the Laser Master World Championships, competitive urges sharpened by a full blown Olympic campaign are proving to be a blessing and a curse for two former Olympians competing in Oman. ...
Phuket King's Cup 2013. Gallery 2
By Guy Nowell, Guy Nowell Photography, Phuket, Thailand ,
4:00 PM Tue 3 Dec 2013 GMT
There and back again to see how far it is. In this case, about 28nm to Koh Racha and back via Koh Hi. The Andaman Sea Race is back on the cards. ...
Melges racing hard in South Australia to the Aussie World Titles
By Hamish Nicol, Adelaide ,
3:02 PM Tue 3 Dec 2013 GMT
PRO ( former World Fireball Champ) Mike Rogers and ASC Commodore Mick Bowley slickly put the fleet through a series of eight races over three days. The waters off Glenelg threw a fair variety of Adelaide late Spring conditions from light and variable to sea breezes around the 15kt mark. All teams were challenged in equal measure creating the now customary tight, exciting and fun M24 racing. ...
Garde wins 'Lincoln Crowne & Co' NSW 12' Skiff Championships
By Ben Falkner, Sydney ,
2:52 PM Tue 3 Dec 2013 GMT
Brett Hobson from Woolahra Sailing club wrapped up the NSW 12 foot Skiff State Championships with a string of consistent results at Lane Cove 12 foot sailing skiff club. Tight racing and consistent breezes on the Lane Cove course made for exciting racing, with three separate winners to the heats, including a great win for Lane Cove's Vantage Real Estate, steered by Ben Austin. ...
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