Fraglia Vela Riva is gearing up for the start of the new season
By Elena Giolai, ,
9:01 PM Thu 13 Feb 2014 GMT
The number of registrations are already starting to grow for the Garda Optimist Meeting which is now included in World Juvenile Sailing Week with Vela Garda Trentino and among the 120 days of regattas scheduled for 2014 are two very important World Championships - for the Byte and Melges 20 classes. Here's a taste of what's to come at Fraglia Vela Riva, 2014. ...
Summer Sailstice, 21st June: Diary it now
By Ken Quant, ,
8:29 PM Thu 13 Feb 2014 GMT
It's on again. This year, the world-wide Summer Sailstice celebration of sailing will be celebrated on the Summer Solstice itself, June 21st, giving all sailors out on the water the absolute maximum time to sail in daylight. Now in its 14th year, the event is becoming a tradition for sailors annually, across the globe. ...
Regata al Sol set to begin May 7
By Talbot Wilson, ,
8:19 PM Thu 13 Feb 2014 GMT
The Regata al Sol is a biennial challenge to skippers navigators and crew first sailed in 1965. In 2014 Racing begins in Pensacola Bay on May 7th for the Cruising Division and May 8th for Racing Division. Line honors elapsed time for Stephen Murray’s Carkeek 40 ‘Decision’ from New Orleans was 72h 23m in 2012. ...
Antigua Dragon YC Challenge on Falmouth Harbour
By Louay Habib, ,
8:00 PM Thu 13 Feb 2014 GMT
The inaugural Antigua Dragon YC Challenge comprised a week of gentlemen's racing in the tight confines of Falmouth Harbour and the exhilarating ocean swell of Antigua. Nine highly competitive races were held over five days with yachts representing world famous yacht clubs. ...
RORC Caribbean 600 - Tradition Guadeloupe 60th entry
By Trish Jenkins, ,
7:42 PM Thu 13 Feb 2014 GMT
The sixth edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 has received its 60th entry as Class40 Tradition Guadeloupe, skippered by Willy Bissainte. Tradition Guadeloupe's sail number is also six so this may be a lucky entry for those with a superstitious nature! ...
Morgan Lagravière : Le rêve prend forme
By Vendée Globe/Propos recueillis par Olivier Bourbon, ,
7:40 PM Thu 13 Feb 2014 GMT
Il sera probablement l’un des plus jeunes participants au prochain Vendée Globe, mais pas le moins armé, à la barre du tout nouveau Safran actuellement en construction. Morgan Lagravière, 26 ans, peut aussi compter sur le soutien de l’expérimenté Marc Guillemot pour arriver fin prêt sur la ligne de départ de son premier tour du monde en solitaire et sans escale. Interview. ...
Solo sailor fined $770 for 'taking 15 minute catnaps'
By Sail-World Cruising round-up, ,
6:44 PM Thu 13 Feb 2014 GMT
Solo sailors anywhere near Queensland beware. A solo sailor in the Whitsunday Islands has been fined for 'not keeping a proper watch' as he admitted taking 15-minute 'catnaps' while sailing a famous ex-racing yacht, the 16m Apollo 3. ...
In the UK? - watch for the RYA Dinghy Show - Competitions aplenty
By Emma Slater, ,
6:34 PM Thu 13 Feb 2014 GMT
If you're anywhere within reach, put it in your diary. With under a month to go until the doors open on the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show 2014 (01-02 March, Alexandra Palace, London), there are a whole host of competitions for you to get involved in, leading up to the show and during the event itself. ...
Le Maxi 80 Prince de Bretagne à Rio
By Fanny Evenat, ,
6:16 PM Thu 13 Feb 2014 GMT
Ce n'est pas encore tout à fait l'épilogue de la tentative de record de la Mauricienne du Maxi80 Prince de Bretagne et de Lionel Lemonchois, mais c'est un nouveau cap important qui a été franchi cet après-midi. Le trimaran et son skipper sont en effet arrivés à Rio de Janeiro, aux alentours de 14h30 (heure française), après cinq jours de remorquage. ...
Marine and Composites Industry Career Day set for March 22
By Cynthia Goss, ,
5:40 PM Thu 13 Feb 2014 GMT
The Rhode Island Marine Trades Association (RIMTA) and IYRS School of Technology and Trades will host the ninth Annual Marine and Composites Industry Career Day on Saturday, March 22. ...
WWA Rider Experience - New locations and major additions in 2014
By The WWA, ,
3:31 PM Thu 13 Feb 2014 GMT
This year’s Malibu WWA Rider Experience will have new locations and major additions to highlight the second season, designed for riders of all ages to learn, have fun, and elevate themselves both on and off the water. The WWA and Malibu Boats are ecstatic for the return of this interactive and innovative event series, which is fun for the whole family. ...
EFG Sailing Arabia The Tour 2014 - Teams arrive in Abu Dhabi
By Oman Sail, ,
2:04 PM Thu 13 Feb 2014 GMT
EFG Sailing Arabia The Tour 2014 - Today’s impressive speed by Team Delft Challenge – TU Delf is a reflection of just how much training this team of university students put in after their fourth place last year. They took the lead early on in the race from Doha to Abu Dhabi and maintained pace throughout the 159-mile leg. ...
Extreme Sailing Series - Teams reveal line-ups ahead of Act 1 + Video
By Extreme Sailing Series, ,
1:17 PM Thu 13 Feb 2014 GMT
Extreme Sailing Series anticipation that has been building around the first act will come to a head as the first starting gun is fired, starting four days of Stadium Racing on Singapore’s world-famous Marina Bay, 20th-23rd February. ...
Rio Olympics 2016 - Silver medallist Glanfield announces retirement
By Lindsey Bell, ,
12:11 PM Thu 13 Feb 2014 GMT
Rio Olympic Games 2016 - Glanfield, 34, who claimed Olympic silver in Athens and Beijing, returned to the double-handed 470 class just a year ago after a four-year break, teaming up with London 2012 silver medallist Luke Patience in a bid to claim a first ever British Olympic gold in the class at Rio 2016. ...
Cruising on the Weta in the Hauraki Gulf
By Geoff Durham, Port Charlotte ,
11:54 AM Thu 13 Feb 2014 GMT
Geoff Durham, a keen Weta owner from Auckland, New Zealand talks about his last minute Weta cruise to Moturoa Island in the Hauraki Gulf last weekend:
Searching for a camping destination to sail to last week we settled on Motuora Island (6km east of Mahaurangi Harbour) and little did Lotte or I realize what a wonderful weekend our selected destination would provide! ...
Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race 2014 – Tough competition expected
By Nigel Statham, Brisbane ,
11:46 AM Thu 13 Feb 2014 GMT
QantasLink Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race 2014 will be the sixty sixth time the race has been held. The race will start at 1100hours on 18th April. From the start, yachts proceed via a buoy off Redcliffe Point to the North West Channel up to Caloundra and through to Gladstone, a distance of approximately 308 nautical miles. ...
Clipper Round The World Yacht Race fleet arrive in Singapore
By Ruth Harrington, ,
11:31 AM Thu 13 Feb 2014 GMT
Clipper Round The World Yacht Race 2013-14 – Race eight: The Old Pulteney Navigator Cup - part of the 16 stage Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - was particularly long and challenging due to unfavourable weather conditions which saw severe squalls, a water spout, stifling temperatures and wind holes frustrate the fleet. ...
A-Class Worlds: Carnage, Cartwheel and Capsizes on Day 3
By Heather Forbes, ,
11:25 AM Thu 13 Feb 2014 GMT
Winds of 18-20kts prevailed for both races sailed on Day 3 today of the 2014 A-Class Catamaran Worlds.
The upper limit for A Class racing is 22 knots so it was a day of carnage, cartwheels and chaos! ...
A-Class Worlds: Another clean sweep for Emirates Team NZ + Video
By Kerry Ellis, Takapuna, NZ ,
10:59 AM Thu 13 Feb 2014 GMT
Sailors from Emirates Team NZ dominated the third day of racing in the 2014 A-Class Catamaran World Championships, being held at Takapuna, Auckland.
Races 5 and 6 were sailed today in the heaviest conditions of the regatta thus far, the wind prior to the first race was gusting to 18.3 so the race committee waited for several big puffs to pass through before starting. Includes five minute video ...
RC44 Virgin Gorda Cup - Perfect match race conditions on Day 1
By Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, ,
10:30 AM Thu 13 Feb 2014 GMT
RC44 Virgin Gorda Cup - A steady 11-14 knot easterly breeze and flat water allowed the race committee to complete all nine flights inside the confines of Virgin Gorda's North Sound. Penalties flew and a few collisions meant it was an exciting day for both the sailors and the umpires alike at the event hosted by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda. ...
RNZYS Nespresso Youth International Match Racing Championships 2014
By Amber Roberts, Auckland ,
10:24 AM Thu 13 Feb 2014 GMT
The challenging waters of the Waitemata Harbour will see action from the world’s best sailors this week. Eleven teams of talented youth sailor’s line up for the NESPRESSO Youth International Match Racing Championships 2014 at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron! ...
Hobie 16 World Championships 2014 – Race for top 56
By Steve Fields: Hobie Cat Australasia, ,
9:48 AM Thu 13 Feb 2014 GMT
Hobie 16 World Championships 2014 - Day three. Tonight the fleet will be cut to the top 56 competitors all vying for glory in the Hobie 16 World Championships finals starting tomorrow. ...
Illawarra Search and Rescue exercise to hone skills
By Ken McManus, ,
8:34 AM Thu 13 Feb 2014 GMT
An Illawarra search and rescue exercise is being held this Sunday, February 16. Rescue specialists from the region will take to the water off Greenwell Point, to search for six 'victims' missing at sea as part of a major capability exercise. ...
Collinson FX Market Commentary: February 13, 2014 - Chinese jump
By Collinson FX, ,
8:09 AM Thu 13 Feb 2014 GMT
Collinson FX Market Commentary: February 13, 2014 - Chinese Exports jumped 10.6%, as trade numbers continue to expand, boosting commodity prices. This assisted associated currencies with the AUD hitting 0.9050 and the KIWI consolidating above 0.8300.
Central Bank action and commentary continue to dominate market direction. ...
Become immersed in the world of amazing whales
By Jude Timms, ,
4:49 AM Thu 13 Feb 2014 GMT
Majestic, beautiful, intelligent, mysterious, adored and endangered – whales are among the most revered creatures on earth and yet their future continues to be threatened. ...