Copa del Rey Mapfre - Quantum Racing rescue valuable second in Palma
By 52 Super Series, ,
7:13 PM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
They have done it before and will undoubtedly do it again before this Barclays 52 Super Series is out, but Quantum Racing today on the Bay of Palma produced a timely reminder of their champions’ hallmarks when they dug their way out from an early fifth place to rescue a valuable second around a windward-leeward course which others might have regarded as lacking in such recovery opportunities. ...
Follow these tips when anchoring
By Alex and Daria Blackwell, ,
6:48 PM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
Unless you are far offshore, at one point or another you will to need to park your boat. This may be because you want to or because you need to. In either case you have three choices. You can go to a dock, which lacks many of the plus points of being away from land. You can pick up a mooring, which often has a number of challenges and unknowns associated with it. ...
Copa del Rey Mapfre - Hot and cold day 4 for Robertissima
By Paul Cayard, ,
6:43 PM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
Paul Cayard reports on day four at the 33rd Copa del Rey Mapfre for the crew onboard Robertissima: Hot and cold today for Robertissima. Except it's always hot here in Palma! Two races were conducted on the Bay of Palma today in 10 knots of wind from the southwest. ...
Copa del Rey Mapfre - Mixed bag in Palma for Azzurra
By Azzurra Sailing Team, ,
6:34 PM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
Following a good second place in the day's first race at the Copa del Rey Mapfre, Azzurra couldn't find her pace in the second race and finished fifth. The winners of the day are Quantum and Ran, who sit on the two top positions of the scoretable, followed by Azzurra. ...
Artemis Challenge proves ideal dress rehearsal for Musandam-Oman Sail
By Oman Sail, ,
6:23 PM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
It was not a day for breaking records but the Artemis Challenge proved an ideal dress rehearsal for the crew on Musandam-Oman Sail ahead of the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race starting on Sunday. ...
Gazprom Swan 60 World Championship - Bronenosec extends lead
By Jessica Francis, ,
6:08 PM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
Race day four at the Gazprom Swan 60 World Championship saw both new and familiar faces at the front of the fleet. In shifty conditions with the wind from between 210° to 220° and pressure from nine to 11 knots, the two windward leeward races challenged the crews as gear changes through the pressure became paramount to success. ...
Lysekil Women's Match - Kjellberg breaks Danish winning streak
By WIM Series, ,
5:55 PM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
It was not until the last match of the double round robin at the Lysekil Women's Match, but local hero Anna Kjellberg managed to break the Danish titleholder Camilla Ulrikkeholm’s long row of victorious matches. The Danish crew still won the round robin, with Kjellberg runner-up, and both now advance to the next stage. ...
Round Britain and Ireland Race coloca em ação cinco barcos da VOR
By Volvo Ocean Race, ,
4:55 PM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
A regata Round Britain and Ireland Race será um ensaio da Volvo Ocean Race. Neste domingo (9), cinco dos seis barcos confirmados para a Volta ao Mundo se enfrentam nas águas britânicas. Estarão na linha de largada as equipes: Team SCA, Dongfeng Race Team, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, Team Alvimedica e a equipe espanhola - ainda sem nome definido. ...
Cinq Volvo 65 engagés dans le Tour des Iles Britanniques
By Volvo Ocean Race, ,
4:44 PM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
Avant de s’élancer pour le tour du monde, c’est autour de la Grande Bretagne et de l’Irlande que vont s’engager cinq concurrents de la Volvo Ocean Race dimanche prochain. ...
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - As tough as it gets
By RORC Event Press, ,
4:29 PM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
In the 2010 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race, Damian Foxall was watch leader on Volvo 70, Groupama. Taking Line Honours and setting a race record of five days, 21 hours, 26 minutes and 55 seconds, the Volvo 70 went on to win the 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race with Foxall achieving cult status in his native Ireland. ...
Copa del Rey Mapfre - Action shots by Max Ranchi
By Max Ranchi Photography, ,
4:16 PM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
Photographer Max Ranchi was on the water at the Copa del Rey Mapfre to capture these images during race 7. ...
Pyefleet Week attracts record entries for 2014
By Fiona Brown, ,
4:04 PM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
Pyefleet Week, the East Coast's premier dinghy regatta, gets underway on Saturday 9 August for eight days of great racing and family fun. With up to 150 entries anticipated it's all set to be a bumper edition. Hosted by Brightlingsea Sailing Club in Essex, Pyefleet Week offers sailing for all, from grand prix dinghies and classic day boats to cadets and novices. ...
Aquece Rio – Int'l Sailing Regatta - RS:X medal racers at the ready
By Daniel Smith, ,
3:19 PM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
The first Medal Races will be held at the Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta 2014 on Thursday 7 August with the Men’s and Women’s RS:X taking to the Pão de Açucar race track. ...
Repairs and results for Sunshine Coast Ocean Regatta - Day 3 and 4
By Del Morrison, Sunshine Coast ,
3:12 PM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
The Sunshine Coast Ocean Regatta (S.C.O.R) has continued on day three and four with milder conditions than earlier in the week. Wednesday 6th August brought a lay day, however many competitors were kept busy making repairs to their vessels after some tough conditions. ...
Collinson FX Market Commentary: August 7 2014 - NZ UnEmployment drops
By Collinson FX, ,
2:23 PM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
August 7 2014: The good news was greeted with a fall in the currency, but losses were regained overnight, with high returns hard to resist. The NZD traded around 8460. The AUD pushed north to around 0.9340 reflecting softness in the reserve and stable domestic economic conditions. ...
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Five Volvo Ocean 65s go head to head
By Volvo Ocean Race, ,
12:54 PM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
The Round Britain and Ireland Race is expected to take at least five days to complete depending on conditions and will give a form guide for Team SCA, Dongfeng Race Team, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, Team Alvimedica and Iker Martinez’s Spanish crew ahead of the Volvo Ocean Race start on October 4 in Alicante, Spain. ...
Extreme Sailing Series - Singapore - the best photos of 2009-2014
By Extreme Sailing Series, ,
12:15 PM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
To celebrate the announcement of Singapore as Host Venue for Act 1, 2015, take a look back at the best of images, from the ultimate city centre racecourse, 2009-2014. ...
Newcomer Invitational and Open Training - Bowmoor Sailing Club
By Debbie Darling, ,
9:29 AM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
The UK RS Feva Class Association are holding an invitational-open training event for sailors who are new or recently transitioning to the RS Feva. Typically these will be experienced in racing junior dinghies, and may be interested in obtaining a place at one of the RYA National-zone squads or Class squads. ...
Francis Joyon to compete in his fifth Route Du Rhum
By Mer et Media, ,
9:08 AM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
It’s now official: in just under three months from now, on 2nd November, Francis Joyon will be setting off on his fifth Route du Rhum between St-Malo and Pointe-à-Pitre (Guadeloupe). ...
Airlie Beach Race Week - Monohull experts cross over to faster side
By Tracey Johnstone, ,
8:30 AM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
The Multihull Racing Division for this year’s Vision Surveys 25th Airlie Beach Race Week, which starts on Saturday, has attracted a surprising and impressive team of sailors to its ranks. ...
Antigua Sailing Week 2015 - Royal Southern Inter-Yacht Club Challenge
By Antigua Sailing Week, ,
7:57 AM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
Antigua Sailing Week is happy to reveal that the Royal Southern Yacht Club of Hamble, UK has issued a challenge to reciprocal and other yacht clubs around the world to compete in the Royal Southern Inter-Yacht Club Challenge at Antigua Sailing Week 2015. ...
Swedish couple rescued off Cook Islands
By Martime NZ, ,
7:23 AM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
An elderly Swedish couple were rescued on Wednesday from their dismasted yacht 125 nautical miles (231km) north-east of the Cook Islands.
The Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ) detected a beacon alert from the 11.2m (37 foot) Blue Horizon at around 5.15pm yesterday (5 August), with satellite phone contact also established with the yacht via the Swedish Joint Rescue Coordination Cent ...
International 14 Worlds - Summer hot spot gears up for action
By 2015 International 14 World Championships Media, ,
7:18 AM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
Victoria’s Royal Geelong Yacht Club (RGYC) and the City of Greater Geelong are gearing up to welcome the large fleet of competitors and partners, that are expected for the 2015 International 14 World Championship, being held from the 3rd-17th January 2015. ...
Clipper sailor sues Sir Robin Knox-Johnston
By YBW.com, ,
5:43 AM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
Sailor and employment lawyer Ruth Harvey is suing Sir Robin Knox-Johnston over allegations of victimisation and harassment after paying £40,000 to compete in the Clipper 2013-14 race.annual race. The 50-year-old is claiming she should be classed as an employee having been part of a crew. ...
2014 Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta - Day 4
By ISAF, ,
4:21 AM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta - The leaderboards across the ten events on show at the Aquece Rio - International Sailing Regatta 2014 are starting to take shape following four days of competition in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. ...