Interesting times - with the Australians on the America's Cup circuit
By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team, ,
8:22 PM Thu 14 Nov 2013 GMT
Salty Dawg Rally update
By Salty Dawg Rally/Sail-World, ,
7:57 PM Thu 14 Nov 2013 GMT
The Salty Dawg Rally organisers have reported on the status of the rally after the challenging conditions which some boats encountered, offered their thanks to the rescue authorities and expressed their appreciation of the fine efficient work done by all to help those in distress. Here is their report: ...
Mystery surrounds Washington couple held in Nicaragua
By Sail-World Cruising round-up,
7:27 PM Thu 14 Nov 2013 GMT
Reports are in that a Washington couple, long range cruising sailors David and Leiann Scee, are being held in Nicaragua against their will. ...
Mini Transat - 'Portuguese trade winds' are no walk in the park
By Solene Rennuit, ,
7:13 PM Thu 14 Nov 2013 GMT
Mini Transat - Douarnenez to Pointe-a-Pitre. They say that the 'Portuguese trade winds' rarely herald a walk in the park, and the passage round Cape Finisterre and the descent along the coast of Galicia have done nothing to disprove this rule. Instead of the expected winds of 25 knots, the fleet has been confronted by a gale. With varying degrees of success ...
Transat Jacques Vabre - PRB to make technical stop
By Soazig Guého, ,
6:50 PM Thu 14 Nov 2013 GMT
In the Transat Jacques Vabre, as the Cape Verde Islands loom up in front of the IMOCA Open 60 fleet, which side to pass them is the key question today. It was confirmed late this afternoon that leaders PRB would make a technical stop in the island group to repair a rudder. ...
Tropic 4 Cancer Atlantic Crossing - Pains and gains abound
By Marina Johnson, ,
6:24 PM Thu 14 Nov 2013 GMT
Richard Mayon-White and his 21 ft (6.5m) yacht Haskapa have seen some gains and pains in the past four days as light winds and sloppy seas have slowed his solo voyage that is following the latitude of the Tropic 4 Cancer across the Atlantic. ...
More elevation for the GC32s in 2014
By Sailing Intelligence, ,
6:16 PM Thu 14 Nov 2013 GMT
Following a successful first season competing at regattas across Europe, The Great Cup’s GC32 catamarans are to receive a foil upgrade this winter, a change set to transform the twin-hulled speedsters into full foilers in above eight knots of wind. ...
Transat Jacques Vabre memories and preview from GryphonSolo2
By Joe Harris, ,
6:07 PM Thu 14 Nov 2013 GMT
I have been watching the Transat Jacques Vabre race develop with interest and wanted to provide a quick update and further comparisons to the 2005 race. My focus will be on the Class 40's, who are mostly now solidly into the trade winds, with the leaders flying along at 14 knots in 25 knots of Northeasterly breeze. ...
Transat Jacques Vabre - Sans répit
By Transat Jacques Vabre, ,
5:54 PM Thu 14 Nov 2013 GMT
Une semaine de course, et déjà des MOD70 en passe de franchir l’équateur, des Multi50 et des IMOCA en approche du Pot au Noir, et des Class40 qui déboulent à plus de 14 nœuds vers Madère. Entre la mer chaotique le long du Portugal, les grains vicieux et les calmes des alizés perturbés, et l’imprévisible Pot au Noir, les marins n’ont aucun répit. ...
ARC and the challenge of an Atlantic crossing
By World Cruising Club, ,
5:31 PM Thu 14 Nov 2013 GMT
The Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) has always been about the challenge of an Atlantic crossing, whether for first timers in a family cruising boat, or experienced sailors pushing for a personal best crossing time on a racing yacht. ...
Outstanding summer for Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy
By Jessica Francis, ,
5:20 PM Thu 14 Nov 2013 GMT
The Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy has had a fantastic summer one year on from being the host venue for the London 2012 Olympic Games. The Academy has been the chosen venue for many National Championships this summer, thriving in the wake of the Olympics. ...
2013 Sir Peter Blake Regatta: Big fleet of 400 expected
By Mark Orams, Torbay ,
4:09 PM Thu 14 Nov 2013 GMT
In Sir Peter Blake’s memory the Torbay Sailing Club hosts the largest small yacht regatta in the southern hemisphere on the first weekend in December each year. This year’s edition of the Sir Peter Blake Torbay Regatta is on the weekend of seventh and eighth December. ...
Peter Johnson Mini Series - Going down this weekend!
By Steve Price, Hobart ,
3:52 PM Thu 14 Nov 2013 GMT
The Derwent River will come alive this weekend with the annual running of the Peter Johnson Mini Series by the Sandy Bay Sailing Club. The Regatta is a long standing event on the clubs calendar but has received new life with the current committee keen to build the event into a 'must do' on the Tasmanian sailing calendar. ...
RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show - Tickets available for 2014 edition + Video
By Emma Slater, ,
3:09 PM Thu 14 Nov 2013 GMT
Tickets are now available for the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show 2014, the only show in the world dedicated exclusively to all things dinghy sailing and showcasing all that’s great about British dinghy sailing. ...
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Well needed recuperation
By Clipper Ventures PLC, ,
2:23 PM Thu 14 Nov 2013 GMT
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, the complicated, ever changing wind conditions in the Southern Ocean have reached a certain lull over the past 24 hours, dropping from up to 50 knots, down to ‘highs’ of just 10 knots. This has resulted in the entire fleet being ground down to a far more ‘pedestrian’ speed level, with some teams even finding themselves totally becalmed. ...
The big prize at the Etchells Australian Championship
By John Curnow,
11:12 AM Thu 14 Nov 2013 GMT
It seems there is a lot of attention paid by all sailors at the 2013-14 Etchells Australian Championship to getting a bullet. Now whilst only one crew will achieve that particular prize, it would seem that all sailors are getting something very much just as valuable, if not as immediately identifiable – knowledge wrapped up in a blanket of good times. ...
Gladwell's Line: Slingsby re-sign a tip-off for next America's Cup?
By Richard Gladwell,
10:04 AM Thu 14 Nov 2013 GMT
News emanating from Australia that Australian Olympic Gold Medalist, Tom Slingsby, will stay with America’s Cup Defenders Oracle Team USA has implications in a number of areas for the 35th America’s Cup.
The Protocol has not yet been published for the trophy which was defended earlier this year, in the tightest contest ever for the Cup. ...
MC38 Australian Championship - Voodoo Chile claims their first Title
By McConaghy Boats, ,
7:52 AM Thu 14 Nov 2013 GMT
In the MC38 Australian Championship, Tasmanian skipper Andrew Hunn helmed his Voodoo Chile crew to victory this weekend, winning the title on a count back after finishing the Championship on equal points with Leslie Green’s Ginger. ...
America’s Cup 35 - Slingsby re-signs with Oracle Team USA
By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team,
7:49 AM Thu 14 Nov 2013 GMT
Australian 2012 Olympic Laser Gold Medallist, 2010 World Sailor of the year and highly regard America’s Cup strategist Tom Slingsby has confirmed today to Sail-World that he had re-signed with the Oracle Team USA for the 35th America’s Cup. ...
Etchells Nationals day 3 - John Bertrand's team dominates
By Tracey Johnstone, ,
7:16 AM Thu 14 Nov 2013 GMT
At the Australian Etchells Championship today, the Triad team of John Bertrand, Andrew Palfrey and Grant Simmer continued their dominance, winning their second consecutive race. ...
Laser Men’s World Championships - Australia’s top sailors prepare
By Cora Zillich, ,
6:37 AM Thu 14 Nov 2013 GMT
For the 2013 Laser Men’s World Sailing Championships, which will kick-off on Sunday, 17 November in Oman, Australia’s top laser sailors are currently preparing. The star-studded fleet will feature 46 of the world’s top 50 ISAF ranked Laser Standard Men’s sailors including Olympic, World and National champions from 48 countries. ...
Tasmanians on top in McConaghy 38, Melges 32 regattas
By Peter Campbell,
4:09 AM Thu 14 Nov 2013 GMT
Wellknown RYCT members Andrew Hunn and Greg Prescott have again shown their outstanding helming and tactical skills in two grand prix Australian championships sailed in Sydney water last weekend.
Fresh from their Farr 40 wins in the Queensland championship and the Audi Showdown in Hobart, the Voodoo Chile team headed north again for their first regatta in the new McConaghy 38. ...
The power of bling at the Etchells Australian Championship
By John Curnow,
1:03 AM Thu 14 Nov 2013 GMT
It is a long established fact that the Etchells always attract yachting’s best to their tight and well-organised events. At the 2013/14 Etchells Australian Championship, being run off the world famous Gold Coast, this is once again being totally ratified. ...
Top ranked sailors compete in Carlos Aguilar Match Race - Nov 21-24
By Carol Bareuther, St. Thomas ,
8:45 PM Wed 13 Nov 2013 GMT
Ten Open teams representing some of the most talented match racers in the Caribbean, U.S. and World, both men and women, will put their skills to the test in the sixth Annual Carlos Aguilar Match Race (CAMR), November 21-24, 2013. ...
Mini Transat - Sunshine accompanies fleet out of Sada estuary
By Solene Rennuit, ,
8:15 PM Wed 13 Nov 2013 GMT
It was a beautiful start for the Mini Transat... it was as though the elements had finally come together to reward the tenacity of the players. A light north wind and welcome rays of sunshine accompanied the fleet out of the Sada estuary before spinnakers could be hoisted, as the singlehanders swept past the Tower of Hercules and then La Coruna. ...
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