ISAF Youth Worlds: Great racing on Day 1 in Tavira + Video
By ISAF, ,
9:24 PM Mon 14 Jul 2014 GMT
Sunshine, steady breeze and great racing provided the perfect recipe in Tavira, Portugal prevailed for the opening day of racing at the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship. After a slightly calm morning the breeze kicked in mid-afternoon allowing a full complement of races across the eight events ...
French National 420 Championships: Action underway off Ouistreham
By Rob Burn, ,
8:47 PM Mon 14 Jul 2014 GMT
Happy Bastille Day! To the roar of jets, low flying large transport craft and helicopters flying past, the French National 420 Championships got underway just off Ouistreham beach, known as 'Sword Beach', 70 years ago with the Normandy D Day landings in 1944. ...
NZL Sailing Team: Aleh and Powrie poised in second ahead of Medal race
By Jodie Bakewell-White, ,
8:12 PM Mon 14 Jul 2014 GMT
Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie have climbed into second overall and are assured of a podium finish at the 2014 470 Open European Championships in Athens with just the top ten medal race remaining. ...
Tour de France à la voile: pour gagner, Groupama augmente le niveau
By Groupama Sailing Team, ,
7:08 PM Mon 14 Jul 2014 GMT
Sur les 49 coefficients que compte le Tour de France à la Voile 2014, vingt six ont été distribués entre Dunkerque et Roscoff où la partie Nord de l'épreuve s'est achevée ce lundi. ...
LYRA Regatta to begin July 26th
By Wendy Loat, ,
6:46 PM Mon 14 Jul 2014 GMT
The annual LYRA Regatta, which will include the IRC North American Championships, will be held Saturday, July 26 and 27 for the Freeman Cup Race and carries on through August 3 at Ashbridge's Bay Yacht Club. This year the Freeman, although not part of the IRC Championships, will include a short-handed division. ...
Tour de France à la Voile - The low-down from the Groupama 34 crew
By Groupama Sailing Team, ,
6:28 PM Mon 14 Jul 2014 GMT
Of the 49 coefficients that count towards the 2014 Tour de France à la Voile ranking, 26 have been distributed between Dunkirk and Roscoff, where the northern section of the event rounded off this Monday. ...
PWA Pozo World Cup - Next generation takes centre stage on day 1
By Chris Yates, ,
6:13 PM Mon 14 Jul 2014 GMT
Day one of the 2014 PWA Gran Canaria Wind and Waves Festival saw the next generation of windsurfers take centre stage, after the pros initially registered for the upcoming competition between 10am and 11am this morning. With the water state remaining relatively flat the youth’s did brilliantly to make the most of the conditions on offer as several of them shone. ...
Tour de France a la Voile - Race win for Bretagne Crédit Mutuel Elite
By Fabienne Morin, ,
5:43 PM Mon 14 Jul 2014 GMT
In the Tour de France a la Voile, after their bad day yesterday, the local team from Brittany won the 11 mile coastal race in the Bay of Morlaix today. It was the fleet’s last day on the Atlantic coast of France and Team Bretagne Crédit Mutuel Elite finishes the first half of the event on a high note. ...
Ladies Day Trophy - Submit your nomination
By Cowes Week Ltd, ,
3:59 PM Mon 14 Jul 2014 GMT
Do you know any women who have done amazing things for our sport? If so, why not nominate them for the Ladies Day Trophy? The trophy recognises outstanding contribution, commitment, or achievement in sailing in general terms (not just at Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week). ...
Smallest boat wins multiple honours in Route Halifax Saint-Pierre race
By Kathy Large, Halifax, Nova Scotia ,
3:55 PM Mon 14 Jul 2014 GMT
There’s proof this year that size doesn't guarantee success in ocean racing. The results are in from Route Halifax Saint-Pierre, a 353 nm race between Halifax, Nova Scotia and the French Island of Saint-Pierre, just off the coast of Newfoundland. The overall PHRF winner this year is a 6.50 metre Nacira named 'Shanawdithit', owned and skippered by Rodolphe Victorri of Saint-Pierre. ...
Clipper Round the World Race - Race Director reflects on final stages
By Clipper Ventures, ,
3:46 PM Mon 14 Jul 2014 GMT
It was an amazing finish to the 2013-14 edition of the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race which saw thousands of spectators line the River Thames, eager to catch a glimpse of the inspirational crew who returned to London, 11 months after setting off on the 40,000-mile challenge. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Alvimedica running hot and cold
By Team Alvimedica, ,
3:39 PM Mon 14 Jul 2014 GMT
The Volvo Ocean Race crew onboard Team Alvimedica update us on their trials and tribulations at sea. We're running a bit hot and cold. One hour Team Alvimedica is pointed east and traversing the northern eddies and meanders of the Gulf Stream in t-shirts and tank tops, and the next we've jibed and are heading north along an ice boundary towards colder waters and air temps. ...
ABYC Fourth of July Regatta - Little boats aren't just for kids
By Rich Roberts, ,
3:22 PM Mon 14 Jul 2014 GMT
The message sent by Alamitos Bay Yacht Club's Fourth of July Regatta was that little boats are not just for kids. The two most prominent winners were Aine McLean Fretwell, who will celebrate her 40th birthday next Wednesday, and Chris Raab, a small boat master who may not still remember that milestone. ...
Panerai British Classic Week - Off to a spectacular start
By Fiona Brown, ,
1:46 PM Mon 14 Jul 2014 GMT
Panerai British Classic Week 2014 got off to a spectacular start off Cowes today with an opening race in dappled sunlight under scudding clouds and a variable west to northwesterly wind ranging from sub ten to almost twenty knots. ...
NSW Premier Mike Baird christens prize yacht in Amazing Grace Raffle
By Mary Bickley, Sydney ,
1:27 PM Mon 14 Jul 2014 GMT
A perfect Sydney day greeted NSW Premier Mike Baird as he arrived at Middle Harbour Yacht Club to officially name the prize Hanse 345 in the Amazing Grace raffle. The yacht raffle with a total prize value of over $250,000 is being organised by the Windcraft Group to raise funds for Sailors with disABILITIES. ...
ISAF Youth Sailing Worlds - Sailors rigged and ready to race + Video
By Daniel Smith, ISAF, ,
1:13 PM Mon 14 Jul 2014 GMT
The 367 sailors from 67 nations at the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship are rigged and ready to race at the 44th edition of the regatta. Following the opening ceremony the night prior sailors arrived at Clube Nautico de Tavira with sunny skies and a steady on-site breeze. ...
Farr 40 Circuit moves to Santa Barbara for West Coast Championship
By Tink Chambers, ,
12:30 PM Mon 14 Jul 2014 GMT
John Demourkas has raced his Farr 40 all over the United States - from Newport to Key West on the East Coast, from Long Beach to San Francisco on the West Coast to Chicago in the Midwest. Demourkas has also competed all over the world in such countries as Australia, Denmark, Dominican Republic and Italy. ...
J-Cup - Record turnout expected at Royal Southern YC
By Peta Stuart-Hunt, ,
11:59 AM Mon 14 Jul 2014 GMT
This year the J-Cup returns to the Royal Southern Yacht Club in Hamble and includes the Lombard-sponsored J/97 Championships and incorporates the J/109 UK National Championships. A record turnout is expected with over 60 boats already entered and organisers are looking forward to seeing some new, as well as some of the more familiar sailors, racing in this competitive annual regatta. ...
MC38 Harbour Regatta - Ginger overcomes Kiwis to win
By MC38 One Design, ,
11:39 AM Mon 14 Jul 2014 GMT
Leslie Green and his Ginger crew from Sydney have taken out the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron hosted MC38 Harbour Regatta by the narrowest margin from the lone New Zealand entry, Howard Spencer’s Menace, on Sydney Harbour on Sunday afternoon. ...
Bittersweet 49er and Nacra17 Europeans for Australian Sailing Team
By Cora Zillich, ,
10:45 AM Mon 14 Jul 2014 GMT
Outteridge and Jensen went into the final three medal races on Sunday in second place and eleven points behind the World Champions and final winners from New Zealand, before misfortune caught up with them in the first race when carnage ensued for the crew. 'We had a port-starboard incident with John Pink (GB) up the first leg,' explained Outteridge. ...
AON launch 18 Foot Skiff this Saturday - your invitation!
By Sail-World, ,
10:29 AM Mon 14 Jul 2014 GMT
Join the AON Racing boys this Saturday from 4:30pm after the winter series at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron for the official launch of Aon Racing. Aon Racing will be putting on food and refreshments after a good day out on the water for all that would like to join. ...
Late surge gives Retro the Opua E5.9 Traveler Series event for 2014
By NZ Elliott 5.9 Class Assn Media, Bay of Islands ,
10:03 AM Mon 14 Jul 2014 GMT
Sixteen boats contested the 2014 Opua round of the Elliott 5.9 Traveler Series - hosted by the always welcoming Opua Cruising Club.
The event was generously sponsored by North Sails, with input from both the Auckland loft and the recently-opened local North Sails loft operated by Roger Hall. ...
U.S. Women’s Match Racing Championship - Oakcliff raises competition
By Samantha Pilz, Oyster Bay, NY ,
9:51 AM Mon 14 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 US Women's Match Race Championship - Oakcliff’s intensive training program provided a high level of competition this weekend at the U.S. Women’s Match Racing Championship in Oyster Bay, NY. ...
Monaco's Miani wins Melges 20 2014 Audi-Tron Sailing Series
By International Audi Melges 20 Class Association, ,
9:49 AM Mon 14 Jul 2014 GMT
With three more races added to the overall scoreboard, a single discard went into play throwing out each team's worst score. ...
Melges 24 Mid Winter One Design Regatta - John Bacon's team wins
By Heath Walters, Sydney ,
9:35 AM Mon 14 Jul 2014 GMT
With a near faultless score card the guys lapped up the shifty WSW 15 knot conditions in their local waters of Pittwater. Other big movers today where Ayden Menzies ever improving team on 'The Kracken'.Recently back from Port Lincoln Melges 24 Sth Australian State Championships over 5000Km round trip . Showing that time in the boat and good completion pays off. ...