420 World: First day's racing in Final Series belongs to 14yr old crew
By 420 Sailing, ,
5:12 AM Sat 2 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 420 World Championships - Racing stepped up a gear at the 420 World Championships on Friday 1 August, as the first day of final series racing got underway with the 390 sailors now seeded into 420 Open and 420 Ladies Gold fleets. ...
Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race - Handicap chase on the race
By Lisa Ratcliff, ,
3:03 AM Sat 2 Aug 2014 GMT
Brisbane to Keppel Yacht Race - The line honours victor is decided; now the handicap pursuit is on in the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron’s eighth Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race ...
2014 Lido 14 National Class Championship - Day 1
By Rich Roberts, ,
2:20 AM Sat 2 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 Lido 14 National Class Championship - The boats are humble and aged little Lido 14s, but it would be hard to tell by scanning the results from Friday's Qualification day for their 2014 National Class Championship at Alamitos Bay Yacht Club. ...
Report from Rio: Team Jolly on the South American 470 Nationals
By Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie, ,
10:47 PM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
Current 470 World Champions, Polly Powrie and Jo Aleh, are currently competing in the South American 470 Championships in Rio, Brazil, ahead of the Olympic Test event starting on Monday.Gonzo (their new boat) seeing some action for the first time in Rio, we are currently taking part in the South American Championships, racing in Rio for the first time... ...
C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta ends on a high note
By Sam Crichton, ,
8:13 PM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
After four days of learning, sharing and competition, the twelfth annual C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta finished on many high notes. This year entries where the highest in the 12 year history of the event and the 51 participating sailors had the highest number of boats in two of the three competing classes, the 2.4mR and SKUD 18 classes. ...
Sopot Match Race - Hansen and Gilmour out of the competition
By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, ,
7:57 PM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
Defying an unpromising forecast of little wind, the organisers of Sopot Match Race, the third event on the 2014 Alpari World Match Racing Tour, were able to stay on schedule, completing the final 12 flights of Qualifying. With the easterly onshore wind on Gdansk Bay, conditions were more stable than yesterday’s offshore westerly. ...
Vanuatu Customs making life easier for visiting cruising yachts
By Vanuatu Customs/Sail-World, ,
7:34 PM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
Manager of Vanuatu Customs Border Control and Enforcement Stanley Trief has issued this letter regarding clarifications that make it easier for cruising yachts visiting Vanuatu. ...
Multihull Central - Covering all the bases
By John Curnow, ,
6:07 PM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
Sometimes you hear of someone taking 30 years to become an overnight sensation. Maggie Beer went on record for saying just that, only the other day on TV. By that mark, Brent Vaughan has been building an experienced team for a long time and when the time came for the launch of Multihull Central, they too rapidly became a multihull sensation.. ...
Tropical Storm Bertha expected to become a typhoon
By Sail-World, ,
5:10 PM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
Tropical Storm Bertha has intensified slightly since the last update, and has entered the Eastern Caribbean Sea. The storm is expected to strike Puerto Rico or the Dominican Republic at this intensity, and then move onto the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands. ...
Fireball Europeans: Tom Gillard and Richard Anderton emerge victorious
By Cormac Bradley, ,
4:31 PM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
Tom Gillard and Richard Anderton (GBR 15081) are the new Fireball European Champions. In today’s final day of racing they won two of the three races to win the regatta, after discard, by a 6pt margin. In second place overall are Matt Burge and Richard Wagstaff (GBR 15093), followed by David Wade and Tim Hartley (GBR 15113) with these two being separated by 3pts. ...
RS Feva Worlds - Harvey Martin and Bobby Hewitt claim victory
By Matt Carter, ,
4:15 PM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
Rising sailing talents Harvey Martin and Bobby Hewitt have been crowned World Champions at the Allen RS Feva World Championships in Carnac, France, with further podium success for Piers Nicholls and Freddie Peters who sealed the second step on the podium for a double GBR celebration (1 August). ...
Flags at Sea, an infographic by John Tissott
By Anna Parker and the Sail-World Team, ,
4:04 PM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
East Freemantle Yacht Club's John Tissott put together this lovely infographic on flags at sea. Great details on etiquette, dimensions, conventions at sea and more. ...
Cruising lessons from ocean racers
By Andy Schell, ,
3:01 PM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
As reported on World Cruising Club, Andy Schell updates us on the Bermuda Race experience as well as cruisers vs racers. ...
USA 4 Windsurfing Campaign - Changing gears
By Steve Bodner, ,
12:42 PM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
I’m spoiled, I'll be the first to admit it. I live and sail in one of the most consistently windy spots on the west coast. San Francisco is blessed with a sea breeze almost every afternoon from March through October from 15-25 knots funneling though the golden gate. ...
RPYC Team Racing and 2015 International Regatta discussion
By Royal Perth Yacht Club, ,
10:42 AM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
At this session there will be a presentation about Team Racing activities for the coming year, review of the recent Team Racing regatta at Yacht Club Costa Smeralda where RPYC Members competed and initial discussions about planning RPYC’s International Team Racing regatta in May 2015. ...
Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Race: The Flight of Pretty Fly III
By Sail-World, ,
8:40 AM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
Join Colin Woods and the crew of Pretty Fly III as they have a fast slide north in last weekend's Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race.
The canting keel Cookson 50 recovered from a slow start to ease through some marque competitors, and finish sixth over the line, and placing fifth on IRC in what was generally reckoned to be a big boat race. ...
RS Feva World Championships - Snakes and ladders on a tricky day
By Golly Tucker, ,
8:35 AM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
The fleet was held ashore for an hour and a half whilst the gradient breeze flopped about and the seabreeze settled at the RS Feva Worlds. It was a light eight knots that saw the Gold fleet set off. By the second race the wind had increased to a lovely 12kts but then shifted 20 degrees right towards the end of the second Gold race but during the sequence for the second Silver. ...
2014 Tasar Victoria presentation
By Chris Payne, Mordialloc ,
8:29 AM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
With the season about to kick off, the Victorian Tasars got together for the 2013/14 presentations. Between a highly competitive trivia quiz presented by Ronstan CEO Alistair Murray and a marshmallow/spaghetti building competition, most of the talk amongst the sailors was training plans for the up coming worlds in Busselton, Western Australia ...
Brisbane to Keppel race - Wild Oats XI heading for third line honours
By Lisa Ratcliff, ,
7:33 AM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
The staff and volunteers at Keppel Bay Marina are busy preparing for a slew of 21 red-shirts to arrive under the cover of darkness. There’s no race record this year for the defender, sailing for Hamilton Island Yacht Club. Their success, when it comes, will be marked by first access to a hot shower after a day and a half at sea. ...
Collinson FX Market Commentary: August 1, 2014 - AUD slides Kiwi holds
By Collinson FX, ,
7:07 AM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
August 1, 2014: The AUD is now testing 0.9300 on the downside, while the KIWI is attempting to hold 0.8500. Non-Farm Payrolls tonight will control the equity markets as a solid number will further spook markets dependent on the Fed's sugar! ...
Sydney International Boat Show - Day 2
By Jeni Bone, ,
6:22 AM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
he second day of the 47th Sydney International Boat Show went off without a hitch today, with fine weather, though chilly winds and a steady flow of visitors, both on the marina and travelling to the Glebe Island venue - just 15 minutes by ferry. ...
Marine Rescue volunteers celebrate new unit and $120,000 vessel
By Ken McManus, ,
4:58 AM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
The new Marine Rescue Tuggerah Lakes unit and its $120,000 rescue vessel will be formally commissioned in a dual ceremony on Sunday, August 3. ...
2014 International Moth Class World Championships - Final highlights
By Beau Outteridge, ,
3:49 AM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 International Moth World Championship -The final highlights from the 2014 International Moth Class World Championships in Hayling Island, UK. ...
Volvo Noble Marine RS300 National Championship - The countdown begins
By Clare Sargent, ,
3:28 AM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
Only a fortnight to go until the RS300 Nationals at Prestwick Sailing Club in Scotland. We are very excited that this will be the biggest RS300 Nationals ever with 35 boats competing. A full run down of the entrants can be seen here. ...
2014 Club Marine NSW Youth MR Champ - Harry Price ready for battle
By Jennifer Crooks, ,
2:51 AM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 Club Marine NSW Youth MR Championship - Fresh from his silver medal in the Olympic 49er under 21 category last month, Harry Price and his crew of Angus Williams, Finn Gilbert and Owen Long are primed and ready to do battle with nine teams competing in this weekend’s Club Marine NSW Youth Match Racing Championship, conducted by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA). ...