Sailing robot Honey Badger that could sail itself around the world
By Adam Fisher, ,
9:37 AM Wed 19 Feb 2014 GMT
On October 1, the 19-foot craft was set loose in the San Francisco Bay with a simple command lodged in its electronic brain: Sail to Hawaii. For 2,248 nautical miles the boat did the rest. ...
EFG Sailing The Tour 2014 - EFG Bank Monaco's excellent performance
By Oman Sail, ,
9:04 AM Wed 19 Feb 2014 GMT
EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour 2014 - The team, on EFG Bank (Monaco) were, once again, spot on identifying the shifts in race one, giving them an early advantage up the first beat of the tight, stadium-style course. ...
2014 Nespresso Youth International: Gautrey wins all Kiwi Final
By Amber Roberts, ,
8:43 AM Wed 19 Feb 2014 GMT
Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club’s George Gautrey pulls off a fantastic regatta to win the Nespresso Youth International Match Racing Championships 2014. In the Final – the battle of the Georges - Gautrey, versus RNZYS Lion Foundation Youth Training Programme member Brasell, lost the first of three matches by 17 seconds before fighting back to take the last two ...
2014 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta - Its seems the world is coming
4:24 AM Wed 19 Feb 2014 GMT
2014 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta - There may not be a dedicated 'United Nations of Sailing,' but on March six - nine in the waters off St. Maarten, the next best thing will occur. For those are the dates for this year's running of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, and once again it will a truly international affair with sailors competing from every cardinal point on the compass. ...
Club Marine Geographe Bay Race Week - Stronger crews on the top
By Bernie Kaaks, Busselton ,
3:50 AM Wed 19 Feb 2014 GMT
Following three days of sailing in tough conditions at Club Marine Geographe Bay Race Week, the leader board in each division is starting to take shape as stronger crews work their way to the top. Breezes have been light so far, and have started with a morning easterly which has given way to an afternoon sea breeze, which in Geographe Bay is generally westerly. ...
The Clipper Race - Sir Robin and Chef Lawrence get Indian pickled
By Clipper Ventures, ,
3:35 AM Wed 19 Feb 2014 GMT
2013 - 14 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Aside from their love of sailing the high seas, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and Qingdao round the world crew member Lawrence Lingard share another big passion in life – Indian cuisine. ...
The Kulmar Family JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff champions of 1976
By Frank Quealey, ,
3:01 AM Wed 19 Feb 2014 GMT
2014 JJ Giltinan and Australian 18ft Skiff Nationals - The ‘Past Winners’ list of the JJ Giltinan Championship shows '1976 Miles Furniture Stephen Kulmar', but that statistic doesn’t tell the full story about this team and their success in the 18s. ...
2013 - 14 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Race to Qingdao starts
2:38 AM Wed 19 Feb 2014 GMT
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Race nine, from Singapore to Qingdao, China starts today (on Wednesday 19 February) ...
Edgartown Yacht Club Race Weekend to begin July 24
By Barby MacGowan, ,
10:37 PM Tue 18 Feb 2014 GMT
Though it’s known around the world as an alluring summer vacation destination, the enchanting island retreat of Martha’s Vineyard (Mass.) also is a second-to-none racing venue for sailors. ...
RORC Transatlantic Race to finish in Grenada
By Trish Jenkins, ,
7:58 PM Tue 18 Feb 2014 GMT
It has been revealed by the Royal Ocean Racing Club that the RORC Transatlantic Race will finish the 2,800 nm journey in Grenada. Grenada Tourism Authority with Camper and Nicholsons Marinas, will host the first edition of the race starting on November 29th 2014 from Puerto Calero, Lanzarote. ...
Fleet numbers up at Waitara Regatta
By Wayne Holdt, New Plymouth ,
7:46 PM Tue 18 Feb 2014 GMT
Waitara Boating Club hosted their annual regatta over the weekend with the biggest fleet of centerboard dinghy’s turning out for years.
A great breeze saw three races completed on day one, and some very close racing with the fleet of 50 boats on the river and with the many classes competing you had to keep your wits about you to avoid other boats. ...
St. Maarten Heineken Regatta - Truly international affair on the way
By St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, ,
7:16 PM Tue 18 Feb 2014 GMT
Though there may not be a dedicated 'United Nations of Sailing,' on March 6-9 in the waters off St. Maarten, the next best thing will occur, the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta. For those are the dates for this year's running and once again, it will a truly international affair with sailors competing from every cardinal point on the compass. ...
Dyer Jones to give lecture on the history of the America's Cup
By Herreshoff Marine Museum, ,
6:46 PM Tue 18 Feb 2014 GMT
We ask you to join us for an evening with our CEO, Dyer Jones. Learn the history of the America's Cup from the first races, through the Herreshoff era, and into the latest multihulls. This is your chance to gain perspective from an America's Cup expert. ...
New Wilsecure system holds your gear in place - ashore and afloat
By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, Auckland, NZ ,
5:45 PM Tue 18 Feb 2014 GMT
Do you get frustrated and annoyed when your dive bottles, chilly bins, water tanks get thrown around while you’re out on your boat? If you do then there's a new solution, for this annoying and potentially dangerous situation.
Wilsecure Track and Bracket Systems is an innovative product which has a wide and varied range of uses in the marine environment. ...
Delays are often a simple result of supply and demand
By BoatUS, ,
5:12 PM Tue 18 Feb 2014 GMT
Boaters can become frustrated when a repair or upgrade takes a long time, but delays are often a simple result of supply and demand. 'Spring and summer can be the most challenging times to get work done on a boat because everyone else wants their work at the same time,' said BoatUS Director of Consumer Affairs Charles Fort. ...
Collinson FX Market Commentary: February 18, 2014 - Tide comes in
By Collinson FX, ,
2:19 PM Tue 18 Feb 2014 GMT
Collinson FX Market Commentary: February 18, 2014 - The 'rising tide is lifting all boats' with Global economic confidence on the rise.Earlier talk of a market correction from last years surge in equities was all but forgotten.
It appears emerging markets are recovering and Chinese trade has surged to boost demand for commodities. ...
Kiteboarding Australia National Champs to take place at Royal Brighton
By George Ierodiaconou, ,
12:33 PM Tue 18 Feb 2014 GMT
Kiteboarding Australia has revealed that the 2014 National Championships will be held in a little over a month, with riders competing in Freestyle, Formula Course Racing and Kite-Foil Racing divisions. The event promises to combine incredible action from the country’s best kiteboarding athletes with lots of fun for spectators and competitors alike. ...
EFG Sailing Arabia The Tour 2014 – Competitive Leg 4
By Oman Sail, ,
9:33 AM Tue 18 Feb 2014 GMT
EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour 2014 overall series leader, Sidney Gavignet and team on EFG Bank (Monaco), won Leg four, from Dubai to Ras Al Khaimah yesterday, despite being one of two teams over the line at the start. ...
Weta fun, rum and racing at Charlotte Harbor Regatta
By Miranda Powrie, Port Charlotte ,
5:35 AM Tue 18 Feb 2014 GMT
The fifth annual Charlotte Harbor Regatta was a great success. Luckily only two Weta guys came down from New York this year so the rest of the places were still available for the local folks. Keith Rice (NY) ended up in first place with six wins. ...
2014 Sydney Harbour Regatta: rematches and redemption
By Di Pearson, ,
4:13 AM Tue 18 Feb 2014 GMT
Middle Harbour Yacht Club has so far attracted over 140 quality entries for the upcoming Sydney Harbour Regatta (SHR), and the scene is set for rematches and redemption from some of the best in the business. ...
Use These GPS 'Safety Circles' for Easy Navigation!
By John Jamieson, ,
2:56 AM Tue 18 Feb 2014 GMT
Imagine sailing along a coastline in good conditions. Suddenly fog, thicker than pea-soup or New England chowder cloaks your boat beneath a shroud of mist. Shoals pockmark the sailing route to starboard. Discover two ways to use your GPS to avoid grounding or damage to your hull, keel, rudder or propeller. ...
Adventurous skipper wanted for voyage in the South Pacific
By Chris Bone/Sail-World Cruising, ,
2:06 AM Tue 18 Feb 2014 GMT
Adventurous sailor and qualified skipper is wanted by a marine conservation organisation for a voyage in the South Pacific commencing in Auckland. If you are a qualified sailor who loves the natural environment and has some time to spare, here could be the opportunity for a grand adventure. ...
Marine Rescue Ballina volunteers commission new offshore vessel
By Ken McManus, ,
1:46 AM Tue 18 Feb 2014 GMT
A new $428,000 offshore rescue vessel will be officially commissioned at Ballina tomorrow, February 19, boosting the emergency capability of Marine Rescue NSW volunteers on the State’s Northern Rivers. ...
Sydney Exhibition Centre @ Glebe Island open for exhibitions!
By Jeni Bone, ,
1:31 AM Tue 18 Feb 2014 GMT
The finishing touches are being made to Sydney Exhibition Centre @ Glebe Island (SCEC@GI), the interim facility which will house the $100 million per annum Sydney exhibition industry for the next three years while the new world-class ICC Exhibition is constructed at Darling Harbour. ...
Harbourmaster calls for drunk boating laws
By Sail-World Cruising, ,
1:30 AM Tue 18 Feb 2014 GMT
After a number of incidents involving alcohol and boats in New Zealand, one of them causing serious injury to involved parties, Queenstown Lakes Harbourmaster has spoken out, calling for 'a law to test boaters for their level of intoxication' to be made New Zealand-wide. ...