Transat Jacques Vabre - Vers un grand chambardement?
By Transat Jacques Vabre, ,
5:27 PM Sat 16 Nov 2013 GMT
Dans chacune des 4 classes que composent la Transat Jacques Vabre (Class40, Multi50, IMOCA et MOD70), on assiste aujourd’hui à plusieurs changements. En Class40, le duo Halvard Mabire/Miranda Merron (Campagne de France) a chipé la troisième place à ERDF – Des Pieds et des mains (Damien Seguin/Yoann Richomme). ...
Laser Men’s World Sailing Championships open in Oman
By Daphne Morgan Barnicoat,
5:12 PM Sat 16 Nov 2013 GMT
The 2013 Laser Men's World Sailing Championships were welcomed, along with the world's sailing community, to Oman on Saturday with a lavish opening ceremony to mark the start of the class's first ever sailing world championships at Mussanah Sports City. ...
Clipper Round the World - Freak wave hits British amateur crew + Video
By Julia Wall-Clarke,
4:20 PM Sat 16 Nov 2013 GMT
The infamous Roaring Forties of the Southern Ocean have long been known as being home to some of the least hospitable conditions on the planet for professional sailors, let alone the amateur crew taking part in Race 4 of the Clipper 2013-14 Round the World Yacht Race. ...
ISAF Annual Conference concludes in Muscat
By ISAF, ,
3:59 PM Sat 16 Nov 2013 GMT
More than 500 delegates from 60+ nations gathered in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman for the 2013 ISAF Annual Conference. Held from 9-16 November, ISAF Council drew the conference to a close as they made the final decisions that will affect the sport moving forward. ...
IFDS and ISAF unanimously agree to form merger
By ISAF, ,
3:47 PM Sat 16 Nov 2013 GMT
The International Association for Disabled Sailing (IFDS) and International Sailing Federation (ISAF) each unanimously agreed to merge as the 2013 ISAF Annual Conference drew to a close in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. The merger will create a single governing body for MNAs and sailors to better serve the needs and interests of sailors with disabilities. ...
Fitting finale at the Etchells Australian Championship
By John Curnow,
11:51 AM Sat 16 Nov 2013 GMT
In the very year that Australia marks the passage of 30 years since a group of dedicated sailors changed the course of sporting history, and as celebrations for the Etchells 40th anniversary draw to an end, it seems terribly fitting that the two should be inexorably linked. ...
Clipper Round the World Race day 12 - Teams face a tough night
By Clipper Ventures, ,
11:28 AM Sat 16 Nov 2013 GMT
At the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, the latest weather front arrived pretty much as predicted, through the back of the fleet with winds gusting from 45 to 50 knots, occasionally reaching 70 knots plus, resulting in a very tough night for teams in the west of the pack. ...
Maria Island Race - Four yachts in running for handicap win
By Peter Campbell, ,
11:00 AM Sat 16 Nov 2013 GMT
At the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania’s Tasports Maria Island Race tonight, four potential handicap winners were line astern, less than a sea mile between them, as they sailed back down the State’s East Coast to Hobart. ...
NZ Match Racing: Minoprio, Murdoch, Park and Hazard take Round Robin
By Mel Benton, RNZYS,
10:54 AM Sat 16 Nov 2013 GMT
The four top seeded teams after Round Robin will go through to the Semi Finals of the RNZYS New Zealand Match Racing tomorrow morning after light winds caused racing to be delayed a number of times in the first three days of the regatta.
Murdoch and Minoprio are both at the top of the table with eleven wins and two losses each. ...
Morna Cup race - Beyond imagination for the Hawthorn family
By Peter Campbell, ,
10:25 AM Sat 16 Nov 2013 GMT
For the Morna Cup race off Sydney Head, today could be best described as ‘beyond imagination’ for the Hawthorn family and their Beneteau 47.7 Imagination. 'We are ecstatic with our win…we sailed brilliantly today,' said Campbell Hawthorn, one of three sons of owners Robin and Annette Hawthorn who joined for their parents today for a convincing win in the IRC division of the Morna Cup. ...
Light winds plague Day 2 of North Island Optimist Championships
By Angus Haslett,
10:13 AM Sat 16 Nov 2013 GMT
Day 2 of the North Island Optimist Champs dawned grey and overcast with a light drizzle and no wind.
As the morning progressed the rain set in and any chance of wind disappeared so PRO Gerald Martin made a great call and postponed racing for three hours. ...
Etchells Nationals: Stiff competition on the final day
By Tracey Johnstone,
7:43 AM Sat 16 Nov 2013 GMT
The final day of racing in the Etchells Australian Championship being held on the Gold Coast, Queensland, was all about which previous Etchells World Champion was going to secure second overall and who would have to settle for third place. The protagonists were 2004 World Champion Peter McNeil and 1999 World Champion Cameron Miles. ...
Gigantic iceberg sails north from the Antarctic
By Live Science/Sail-World Cruising,
6:41 AM Sat 16 Nov 2013 GMT
If you are contemplating ever sailing into the Southern Ocean, there's a new hazard that you might need to look out for. Live Science has reported that, after lingering in its birthing bay for nearly six months, an Antarctic iceberg measuring about 270 square miles, or the size of Singapore, is finally heading out to sea. ...
Extreme Sailing Series - Oman’s The Wave, Muscat extends lead in day 2
By Oman Sail,
4:08 AM Sat 16 Nov 2013 GMT
It was an exhilarating day two of the Extreme Sailing Series Act 8 Florianopolis in Brasil yesterday for Oman’s champions The Wave, Muscat who extended their overall lead a further four points in increasingly wild and windy conditions that ultimately forced an end to sailing after just three races. ...
Extreme Sailing Series - Biggest breeze pushes fleet to its limits
By Extreme Sailing Series, ,
2:51 AM Sat 16 Nov 2013 GMT
Big breeze and blistering speeds called for nerves of steel from the eight Extreme 40s on the first public day in Brazil, as they hurtled round the Florianópolis stadium racecourse in the biggest winds the fleet has raced in all season, which peaked at 35 knot gusts. ...
Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta 2013: Change is in the air
By Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Port Klang, Malaysia ,
2:06 AM Sat 16 Nov 2013 GMT
‘The Raja Muda’ is Asia’s one-of-a-kind event, taking off on a 110nm coastal race from Port Klang (Kuala Lumpur) to Pulau Pangkor, then on to Penang where a day’s cans racing gets thrown into the mix before another passage race north to Langkawi and one last day’s inshore racing in the breathtaking environs of the archipelago that calls itself ‘The Jewel of Kedah’. ...
Mini Transat - Keeping the competition at bay
By Solene Rennuit, ,
9:00 PM Fri 15 Nov 2013 GMT
In the Mini Transat, Giancarlo Pedote (Prysmian) was determined that his position as leader of the fleet when the Douarnenez to Sada leg was cancelled would not be usurped. In conditions that are not particularly favorable to the hull shape of his prototype, the Italian navigator is keeping the competition at bay. ...
National 12 Gul Series finale at Northampton
By Tom Stewart, ,
8:21 PM Fri 15 Nov 2013 GMT
The Final round of the National 12 2013 Gul series took place on Saturday 9th November at Northampton sailing Club. Race officer Chris Bowen set three challenging courses all of which produced close tactical races enjoyed by all. ...
Extreme Sailing Series -
By Sarah Branson, ,
7:47 PM Fri 15 Nov 2013 GMT
In Act 8 of the 2013 Extreme Sailing Series, SAP Extreme Sailing Team co-skipper Jes Gram-Hansen described yesterday as the 'best racing of the year!' with rolling seas and overall testing conditions. Today, in Florianopolis the breeze cranked up yet another notch, and Race Director Phil Lawrence described it as 'right on the edge' in this mornings skipper briefing. ...
Transat Jacques Vabre - L’autoroute du sud
By Transat Jacques Vabre, ,
6:35 PM Fri 15 Nov 2013 GMT
Le plus dur est passé. Les équipages en Class40 commencent à souffler. Le vent et la mer se sont assagis, les grands spis sont ressortis, et à bord c’est le grand ménage. Devant, les Multi50 se grattent la tête pour entrer au mieux dans le Pot au Noir et s’en échapper au plus vite. ...
Transat Jacques Vabre - Edmond de Rothschild crosses the equator
By Kate Jennings, ,
6:07 PM Fri 15 Nov 2013 GMT
In the Transat Jacques Vabre, after the ordeal of the Doldrums, Sébastien Josse and Charles Caudrelier were the first to cross the equator on Thursday at 2035 GMT, after just seven days, eight hours and 35 minutes of racing from Le Havre; a spellbinding time in double-handed configuration and reminiscent of the record time sailed fully crewed. ...
Australia's Malcolm Page elected Chairman of ISAF Athletes' Commission
4:26 PM Fri 15 Nov 2013 GMT
Australia's Malcolm Page has been named as the Chairman of the ISAF Athletes' Commission with Sarah Gosling (GBR) subsequently voted in as Vice-Chair. The ISAF Athletes' Commission met on Tuesday 12 November at the ISAF Annual Conference in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman and have been a presence at many of the ISAF Committee meetings. ...
ISAF Annual Conference - Decisions on Sailing World Cup and Rio 2016
By Daniel Smith,
4:20 PM Fri 15 Nov 2013 GMT
The ISAF Council met at the ISAF Annual Conference on 15 November in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman with key decisions made on the future of the ISAF Sailing World Cup and the Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition. ...
ISAF Beppe Croce Trophy to Sweden's Göran Petersson
3:14 PM Fri 15 Nov 2013 GMT
Göran Petersson (SWE) has been awarded the 2013 ISAF Beppe Croce Trophy which honours an individual for their outstanding voluntary contribution to the sport of sailing. First presented in 1988 in memory of Beppe Croce, the ISAF President from 1969 to 1986, Petersson was honoured during the 2013 ISAF Annual Conference in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. ...
Transat Jacques Vabre - Anticiper le Pot-au-Noir autant que possible
By Fanny Evenat, ,
2:46 PM Fri 15 Nov 2013 GMT
Après s'être retrouvé piégé sous un nuage et avoir ainsi vu fondre son avance comme peau de chagrin tôt hier matin, Cheminées Poujoulat repart en chasse ce vendredi. Il progresse actuellement à la latitude du Cap-Vert et mise sur un débordement de l'archipel par l'ouest, tout comme Maitre Coq et Safran avec qui il est actuellement au coude à coude. ...
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