RYA Eric Twiname Championships - Entries are now open
By Matt Carter, ,
5:57 PM Fri 28 Mar 2014 GMT
Entries for the 2014 RYA Eric Twiname Championships, being staged at Rutland Sailing Club, are now open. The annual Junior event will take place from 10 – 11 May 2014, and all sailors should enter online via the event website. ...
Clagett Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta reveals coaching line up
By Sam Crichton, ,
4:35 PM Fri 28 Mar 2014 GMT
The C. Thomas Clagett Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta's mission statement is 'to provide sailors with disabilities the opportunity to improve their skills and reach personal goals through world-class coaching and competition'. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca: Cammas and Turckheim ready for battle
By Groupama Sailing Team, ,
4:27 PM Fri 28 Mar 2014 GMT
Following a first year of Olympic preparation, which culminated in victory at the French Olympic Week in October 2013, Franck Cammas and Sophie de Turckheim will be attacking the first event of the 2014 season aboard the Nacra 17 Groupama. They will be vying against the international elite in Palma de Mallorca at the Trofeo Princesa Sofia. ...
Collinson FX Market Commentary: March 28, 2014: Speculation push
By Collinson FX, ,
1:59 PM Fri 28 Mar 2014 GMT
Collinson FX Market Commentary: March 28, 2014 - The EUR dipped back to 1.3750 and the GBP 1.6615. Speculation was rife that the RBNZ would continue to raise interest rates and this pushed the KIWI toward highs, trading around 0.8675 with the AUD rallying to 0.9250. ...
Online videos allow Olympic sailors to learn on the move
By Andy Rice, ,
1:47 PM Fri 28 Mar 2014 GMT
Audi Sailing Team Germany has created a comprehensive range of ‘how to’ videos for sailors to learn key racing skills whenever the time or the opportunity arises. ...
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – Scoring gate approaching
By Clipper Ventures, ,
1:06 PM Fri 28 Mar 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race, the first anticipated low front is still building and has not yet brought its strongest winds but as predicted, steady south westerly winds have produced greatest gains for the southern teams in the fleet whilst wind holes and headwinds hampered progress for those positioned further north. ...
America's Cup: Critics dealt body blow with Cup benefits to NZ
By Sail-World, ,
10:47 AM Fri 28 Mar 2014 GMT
The 34th America’s Cup Regatta in San Francisco delivered a range of direct and indirect benefits for the NZ economy, according to two evaluation reports. We also present an audio interview with an economist commenting of the accuracy of the reports. ...
Techno 293 South American Championships day 3 + Video
By Techno 293, ,
10:47 AM Fri 28 Mar 2014 GMT
When the sky is blue the wind starts blowing over Lake Potrerillos. The sailors have had five races over two light wind days and now 15-22 knots is expected for the remainder of the Championships - a perfect combination to suit everyone and everyone has a chance to win. ...
Gosford to Lord Howe Island Yacht Race - Just seven days to the start
By G2LHI Media, ,
9:19 AM Fri 28 Mar 2014 GMT
There are only seven days to go until the start of the Mount Gay 40th Gosford to Lord Howe Island Yacht Race and several of the competitors have had their final hit out in preparation for the 416nm blue water passage race that starts in Broken Bay Saturday April 5th. ...
Gazprom International European Dragon Championship - Racing resumes
By Imagina, ,
5:03 AM Fri 28 Mar 2014 GMT
Today brought the second day of racing at Sanremo for the Gazprom International European Dragon Championship, organised by the Yacht Club Sanremo in collaboration with the International Dragon Association and the Italian Sailing Federation, FIV, in partnership with Gazprom International and BMW. ...
ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship launched
By Maritta Buwalda (As Amended by ISAF), ,
4:50 AM Fri 28 Mar 2014 GMT
The Royal Cork Yacht Club are happy to launch the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Women's Match Racing World Championship from 3-8 June 2014. ...
Farr 40 Midwinter Championship - Enfant Terrible takes lead on Day 2
By Tink Chambers, ,
4:24 AM Fri 28 Mar 2014 GMT
Enfant Terrible and Nightshift tied on points for the 2013 Rolex Farr 40 World Championship. Based on early results from the opening regatta of the 2014 International Circuit, those two programs are still at the top of their games. Skipper Alberto Rossi and his team aboard Enfant Terrible are setting the pace after two days of competition at the Farr 40 Midwinter Championship. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne dates announced
By ISAF Sailing World Cup – Event Media, ,
4:00 AM Fri 28 Mar 2014 GMT
Yachting Victoria has announced the dates for the 2014 Australian leg of the ISAF Sailing World Cup. The ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne, which is the second regatta of the 2014-2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup series, will run out of the world acclaimed Sandringham Yacht Club in Melbourne Australia, from the seventh to the 14th of December 2014. ...
Etchells Winter Championship - Michael Coxon talks new sail technology
By Tracey Johnstone, ,
3:29 AM Fri 28 Mar 2014 GMT
North Sails Australia’s Michael Coxon was the first skipper to enter the Mooloolaba’s 18th Etchells Australasian Winter Championship to be held from 5th to 8th June 2014. His team will be an all-North Sails team with Coxon’s business partner Richie Allanson and their production manager Andrew Gavenlock hoping on board for the regatta. ...
Mediterranean Mooring - How to moor stern-to to a dock or quay
By Paul Shard, British Virgin Islands ,
3:22 AM Fri 28 Mar 2014 GMT
Paul Shard, successful author and sailing TV host, is currently aboard a Southerly 49 sailing boat Distant Shores II in the British Virgin Islands with his co-star and wife, Cheryl. Here he describes the method of mooring that can confuse the unaccustomed, so-called 'Med Mooring'. ...
So-called 'Med Mooring' - handy in some anchorages, and here's how
By Paul Shard, British Virgin Islands ,
9:21 PM Thu 27 Mar 2014 GMT
So-called 'Med Mooring' is almost unheard of in Australia and New Zealand, but can be handy in certain anchorages. Paul Shard, successful author and sailing TV host, is currently aboard a Southerly 49 sailing boat Distant Shores II in the British Virgin Islands with his co-star and wife, Cheryl. Here he describes the method of mooring that can confuse the unaccustomed. ...
WWA Pro Card Qualifier to take place at Freedom Wake Park
By WWA, ,
8:42 PM Thu 27 Mar 2014 GMT
Do you need to get your 2014 Malibu WWA Pro Card?... Then make sure you get out to Freedom Wake Park in Orlando, FL on April 12, 2014. It's a perfect time to brush the dust off and get ready to ride in Wake Games, Wakeboard World Series - Brazil and US Pro Wakeboard Tour. ...
Canadian storm bomb threat - sailors advised: get off the water!
By Sail-World Cruising round-up, ,
8:15 PM Thu 27 Mar 2014 GMT
It started as a seemingly ordinary low pressure center, but it is now transforming into the wildest of dangerous bombs, with hurricane force winds and damaging floods along coastal regions. This storm threatening Canada poses a dire threat to all mariners, since it will pack winds over 85mph, and waves over 45 ft. The message is clear. Don't be on the water. ...
Carbon monoxide poisoning - is it possible on YOUR boat?
By RYA/Sail-World Cruising, ,
8:14 PM Thu 27 Mar 2014 GMT
In 2013, a mother and her 10 year old daughter died as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning in a cabin cruiser. More recently two fishermen, who were found dead on their boat, are believed to have died from carbon monoxide poisoning because the boat’s cooker was left on for heat on a cold night. Sailors should make themselves aware of what equipment on your boat gives off carbon monoxide ...
Ex-Brasil 1, Chuny Bermúdez é do Abu Dhabi
By Volvo Ocean Race, ,
8:12 PM Thu 27 Mar 2014 GMT
O navegador espanhol Roberto 'Chuny' Bermúdez, ex-companheiro de Torben Grael no Brasil 1, confirma participação em mais uma Volvo Ocean Race, agora a bordo do Abu Dhabi. O velejador galego tem experiência de sobra para ajudar Ian Walker e sua tripulação a buscar o título da edição 2014-15. ...
Trofeo Princesa Sofía - World's best to battle in Palma + Video
By Daniel Smith, ISAF, ,
7:41 PM Thu 27 Mar 2014 GMT
Sunday, the 45th Trofeo Princesa Sofia, fourth stage of the ISAF Sailing World Cup, will see almost 1,200 sailors from 60 nations commence battle for the precious prize of the Majorcan regatta, a silver Trophy with the names of the absolute winners engraved on it. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca - Dinghy Academy ready for action
By Michele Tognozzi, ,
6:01 PM Thu 27 Mar 2014 GMT
Following a full winter workout, the Dinghy Academy is now ready to take part in the first big event of the 2014 sailing season, the Trofeo Princesa Sofia - ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca in El Arenal (Palma de Mallorca, Spain). A big fleet of 810 boats and 1,136 sailors is converging on Mallorca for this monster event which is set to take place from March 31st to April 5th. ...
Carbon monoxide poisoning is insidious, know the signs and be prepared
By RYA, ,
5:19 PM Thu 27 Mar 2014 GMT
In 2013, a mother and her 10 year old daughter died as a result of Carbon Monoxide poisoning in a cabin cruiser on Lake Windermere. More recently two fishermen, who were found dead on their boat in Whitby Harbour, are believed to have died from carbon monoxide poisoning because the boat’s cooker was left on for heat on a cold night. ...
Flare disposal service being offered on select dates
By RYA, ,
5:11 PM Thu 27 Mar 2014 GMT
Hampshire Constabulary Marine Unit in conjunction with Ramora UK, one of the UK’s leading bomb disposal companies and the below marinas are offering 'a distress flare amnesty' for private boat owners on select dates. The disposal of out-of-date flares is a growing problem for boat owners who face severe penalties if they fail to follow the correct procedures. ...
ORC Asian Championship to take place in South Korea
By ORC Media, ,
4:56 PM Thu 27 Mar 2014 GMT
The inaugural ORC Asian Championship has been announced by the organizers from the Busan Sailing Federation (BSF) in conjunction with Busan Metropolitan City, Sungwoo Hightech Co., Ltd under the authority of the Korean Sailing Federation, as well as the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC), and will be held as part of the Busan Super Cup International Yacht Race 2014. ...