El 'Mapfre' Aguanta El Ritmo A Punto De Alcanzar Los Alisios
By Mapfre, ,
5:22 PM Fri 17 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Las previsiones apuntan a que el barco español podría alcanzar a partir de esta noche los vientos Alisios, que permitirán llegar a la flota rápido a Cabo Verde pero que a partir de ahí complicarán el posicionamiento hacia un nuevo punto clave de esta primera etapa: por dónde atacar las calmas ecuatoriales y cruzar el Ecuador. ...
Dutch boy on a mission to rid the world's oceans of floating plastic
By Vibeke Venema, ,
4:50 PM Fri 17 Oct 2014 GMT
Boyan Slat is a 20-year-old on a mission - to rid the planet's oceans of floating plastic. He has dedicated his teenage years to finding a way of collecting it. But can the system really work - and is there any point when so much new plastic waste is still flowing into the sea every day? ...
Galley Guys take on Mount Gay Rum Round Barbados Race
By Greg Nicoll, ,
4:44 PM Fri 17 Oct 2014 GMT
Tell me what self-respecting Galley Guy could possibly (while on the beautiful island of Barbados) turn down an opportunity to tour the famous Mount Gay Rum Distillery? For sure, not this Galley Guy! Sadly, the other Galley Guys did not get the call. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - Feeling the pressure six days in
By Agathe Armand, ,
4:05 PM Fri 17 Oct 2014 GMT
Six days into the Volvo Ocean Race, and the sailors can still see each other, creeping alongside the Western Sahara sand dunes. It’s stressful. Dongfeng Race Team have held their lead since yesterday morning. But Team Alvimedica, Team Brunel, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing and Team Vestas Wind are only two to three miles behind the Chinese boat. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - Alvimedica cautiously cruising down coast of Africa
By Amory Ross, Team Alvimedica, ,
4:03 PM Fri 17 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, Day Six onboard Team Alvimedica. Checking in from the Volvo 65 World Championships. It’s unbelievable, really—we have been short course racing these boats ever since we left Alicante. Cautiously cruising down the coast of Africa, close to the barren beaches of Western Sahara and Mauratania, Will and Charlie continue to place a huge emphasis on fleet positioning. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel still within striking distance
By Team Brunel, ,
4:02 PM Fri 17 Oct 2014 GMT
We sail close to the coast of Africa just after five in the afternoon in the Volvo Ocean Race. The sun is already low and about five miles to port are the endless sandy plains of the sizzling hot Western Sahara. Together with the other six ships we sail incredibly close to each other. After five days we are still within striking distance. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - Testing times for Team SCA + Video
By Corinna Halloran, ,
4:01 PM Fri 17 Oct 2014 GMT
I’ll be really honest, we’ve had better days in this Volvo Ocean Race. At 13:15UTC we received our afternoon position report (aka 'scheds') and it did not have good news. 'We went from hero to zero, well not quite zero' Libby the navigator explained. ...
Mathew Belcher and Will Ryan to headline Yachting Australia Awards
By Cora Zillich, ,
3:42 PM Fri 17 Oct 2014 GMT
Mathew Belcher and Will Ryan have added to their rapidly growing number of accolades, taking out the Male Sailor of the Year award at the 2014 Yachting Australia Awards in Sydney tonight. The formidable duo is going from strength to strength in the 470 class, dominating the podium both domestically and internationally over the past 12 months. ...
Beijing 2008 Olympic legacy lives on in Qingdao + Video
By ISAF, ,
3:21 PM Fri 17 Oct 2014 GMT
The Beijing 2008 Olympic legacy lives on at the venue of the Olympic Sailing Competition, Qingdao. ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao is just one of many events that see the eyes of the sailing world shift focus on China. ...
La Torche PWA Grand Slam - A return nearly 20 years in the making
By Chris Yates, ,
3:09 PM Fri 17 Oct 2014 GMT
The wait is almost over. After almost 20 years, the PWA are preparing to return to La Point de la Torche, France, for a blockbuster grand slam. From the 18th to the 26th October the most radical male wave sailors, together with the fastest men and women in the world, will be battling it out for the penultimate time this season as the 2014 PWA World Tour heads towards its climax. ...
Groupama Race - Fourth edition starts Sunday in Nouméa
By Vincent Borde, ,
2:49 PM Fri 17 Oct 2014 GMT
This Sunday will see the start of the fourth edition of the Groupama Race in Nouméa in New Caledonia. In the line-up, seven boats measuring 11 to 12 metres will head off on a circumnavigation of the island, which equates to some 600 nautical miles in total: 300 miles downwind along the eastern seaboard and 300 miles upwind along the western seaboard, which amounts to three to four nights at sea. ...
Sommet sur les régates
By Voile Canada, ,
2:41 PM Fri 17 Oct 2014 GMT
Le sommet sur les régates est une occasion pour les organisateurs d'évènements, officiels de course, entraîneurs et marins de se réunir pour apprendre ensemble. Les faits saillants du sommet de cette année sont... ...
Regatta Delivery Summit at the Sail Canada AGM and Conference
By Sail Canada, ,
2:35 PM Fri 17 Oct 2014 GMT
The Regatta Delivery Summit is an opportunity for Event Organizers, Race Officials, Coaches and Sailors to come together and engage in shared learning. ...
RSM MBA Regatta - Seventh edition takes place in the Netherlands
By Icarus Sailing Media, ,
2:20 PM Fri 17 Oct 2014 GMT
The seventh edition of RSM Regatta took place from 29th till 31st of August in the Netherlands. The Rotterdam School of Management regatta is part of the MBA League, where the best Universities and business schools from around the world are invited to take part in a series of events. ...
RS Vareo National Championship at Grafham WSC
By Matt Yallop, ,
2:09 PM Fri 17 Oct 2014 GMT
A great group of eight RS Vareos made the trip to Grafham Water SC for the Volvo Noble Marine RS Vareo National Championship on the weekend of 11/12 October. After saying hello to each other and a number of new faces we were invited to talk with the race team to decide to go for four races on Saturday, instead of three due to Sunday’s forecast. ...
Discover Boating Week starts tomorrow
By Boating Industry Association, ,
1:46 PM Fri 17 Oct 2014 GMT
Discover Boating Week is a celebration of the recreational boating lifestyle and the joys and fun that come with spending quality time on the water. Whether you're a fisherman, paddler or sailor, there is something for everyone. Over 40 events will be taking place across the state from October 18 - 25 and the best part is, they all absolutely free! ...
Nv Charts releases new Bahamas Northwest chart set update for 2015-16
By Nv Charts, ,
12:16 PM Fri 17 Oct 2014 GMT
Nv charts announces the release of their newly updated chart set for Region 9.1, Bahamas Northwest, including Bimini and Berry Islands, Nassau to Abaco, and Grand Bahama, for 2015-2016 in paper and digital format. ...
Collinson FX Market Commentary: October 16, 2014 - Calming the Storm
By Collinson FX, ,
12:10 PM Fri 17 Oct 2014 GMT
October 17, 2014: Markets continued to leak overnight despite attempts by St Louis Fed President Bullard to calm the storm. He advocated further extension of monetary stimulus to combat the sharp collapse in confidence. The European Union is under extreme pressure ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao - Game on for remaining fleets
By ISAF, ,
11:27 AM Fri 17 Oct 2014 GMT
The penultimate day of the ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao saw Byron Kokkalanis (GRE) seal an early gold in the Men's RS:X whilst the remaining fleets teed themselves up for an exciting finale. Kokkalanis has an unassailable 22 point lead after notching up three straight wins and goes into the final day with the pressure off. ...
Farr 40 Worlds: Day 2 Image and Video gallery
By John Navas, ,
11:25 AM Fri 17 Oct 2014 GMT
Top videographer and photographer, John Navas, was on the water for the second day of the Farr 40 Worlds being sailed on San Francisco. ...
Audi Hong Kong to Hainan Race - Team Beau Geste takes line honours
By RHKYC Media, ,
11:04 AM Fri 17 Oct 2014 GMT
It took just under 26 hours for Team Beau Geste to finish the 380nm Audi Hong Kong to Hainan Race, smashing FreeFire’s 2012 record for a shorter route by 2h 49m and 21s and setting a new benchmark of 25h 54m 33s. Given the fantastic force 5-6 north easterly which blew throughout the race, it may be some time before this time is bettered. ...
Day 5 of the Chris Benz Lüderitz Speed Challenge: 4 more records!
By Sophie Routaboul, ,
9:52 AM Fri 17 Oct 2014 GMT
Chris Benz Lüderitz Speed Challenge - The wind speeds have been lower than expected but the course was smoother than ever. Despite 25-30 knot wind speeds only (with stronger gusts) the competitors achieved *crazy speeds*. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Coastal racing at its best - Leg 1, Day 5
By Volvo Ocean Race, ,
9:45 AM Fri 17 Oct 2014 GMT
Coastal racing at its best – that’s what it is. The boats are now sailing downwind along the Western Sahara, the Canaries in their northwest, and the weak trade winds are progressively strengthening.
After conceding the lead to Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing overnight, the Dongfeng guys took an option early this morning, sailing outside and away from the coast. ...
Chris Poole new number one Open Match Racer in U.S.
By Dave Perry, Southport ,
8:43 AM Fri 17 Oct 2014 GMT
Chris Poole (Portland, Maine) and his Riptide Racing Team has become the number one Open U.S. match racer on the strength of several wins at 2014 Oakcliff events and a strong second place at the 2014 Detroit Cup. ...
Australian Sailing Team opens National Training Centre Extension
By Cora Zillich, ,
6:35 AM Fri 17 Oct 2014 GMT
The Australian Sailing Team has today official opened an extended deck at the National Training Centre at Middle Harbour Yacht Club in Sydney. Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) Director Matt Favier officially opened the extension, which upgrades the Australian Sailing Team’s AIS Training Centre to integrate Paralympic training and to accommodate more rigging and launching area ...