Laser World Championships - Legends' return raises the stakes
By Oman Sail,
9:06 AM Tue 12 Nov 2013 GMT
At the Laser Standard Men’s World Championships 2013 , the return of Brazilian sailing legend Robert Scheidt after nine years in the Star class has raised the stakes among the 2016 Olympic Games contenders at the Laser Standard Men’s World Championships 2013 starting in the Sultanate of Oman on Sunday November 17, organized and hosted by the Ministry of Sports Affairs and Oman Sail. ...
ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Nominee - Ian Williams
By Daniel Smith, ,
8:15 AM Tue 12 Nov 2013 GMT
Ian Williams (GBR) is one of the finest racers on the scene as a four time ISAF World Match Racing Champion. Williams has been the man to beat on the Alpari World Match Racing Tour and when he raised the Championship title in 2012 he surpassed some of the all-time greats. ...
Etchells National Championship day 1
By Tracey Johnstone, ,
7:53 AM Tue 12 Nov 2013 GMT
The Australian Etchells class National Championship started today in shifty, soft conditions, on the offshore waters of Queensland’s Gold Coast. ...
ISAF Rolex World Sailor Of The Year Awards: Paul Larsen nominated
By Daniel Smith,
6:03 AM Tue 12 Nov 2013 GMT
Paul Larsen became the fastest man on the water, reaching 65.45 knots on Vestas Sailrocket 2 and eleven years of hard work and effort came to fruition on 24 November 2012. For his endeavours and testing the restraints of physics in sailing Larsen received a nomination for ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year. ...
Sydney Short Ocean Racing Championship – Enter now
By Di Pearson, ,
2:02 AM Tue 12 Nov 2013 GMT
With the Cabbage Tree Island Race out of the way, yacht owners are now focusing their attention on Middle Harbour Yacht Club’s 36th Sydney Short Ocean Racing Championship (SSORC), to be held on the weekend of November 30 and December 1. ...
World Sailing Speed Kitesurfing Record shattered in Salin-de-Giraud
By Tanguy Blondel, ,
9:34 PM Mon 11 Nov 2013 GMT
On November 11, Alexandre Caizergues shattered the World Sailing Speed Kitesurfing Record over 500 metres with a blinding average of 56.62 knots in the 'Salt and Speed' Volkswagen Transporter Arena located in Salin-de-Giraud, France. In so doing, he has improved on the previous record set by American Rob Douglas by 0.97 knots. ...
Mini Transat fleet sets sail for Sada November 12
By Solene Rennuit, ,
8:49 PM Mon 11 Nov 2013 GMT
In the Mini Transat, come November 12 at 17.30 local time, the start for the race from Sada to Pointe a Pitre will take place. The wind is moving into the northern sector, allowing the Minis sail in their favourite way, carrying the breeze from behind. ...
Transat Jacques Vabre becomes more tactical for IMOCA Open 60 fleet
By Soazig Guého, ,
8:25 PM Mon 11 Nov 2013 GMT
In the Transat Jacques Vabre, though five different boats revealed over the course of today (Monday) that they will make technical pit stops, the race for the IMOCA Open 60 fleet has become more tactical as they seek the best lanes of breeze, gybing downwind 150 miles north of Madeira and the pair of MOD70s, passing the latitude of the Canary Islands, are still making regular speeds of 23-25kts. ...
South Australian Sea Rescue Squadron receives CYCA SOLAS Trusts grant
By Jennifer Crooks, ,
7:53 PM Mon 11 Nov 2013 GMT
CYCA SOLAS Trusts has provided South Australian Sea Rescue Squadron with $8,900 to purchase marine radios and a weather station for the Squadron Country Flotilla bases plus new brackets to house radio and radar antennas. ...
RORC Season's Points Championship Winners revealed
By Trish Jenkins, ,
7:45 PM Mon 11 Nov 2013 GMT
The RORC Season's Points Championship is a series of offshore races run by, or in association with, the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC). The season begins in the Caribbean in February with the RORC Caribbean 600 and ends with the Rolex Middle Sea Race in Malta in October, with the domestic season on the south and east coasts of the UK in between. ...
First ARC+ sets sail from Las Palmas, Canary Islands
By Sarah Collins, World Cruising Club/Sail-World, ,
7:30 PM Mon 11 Nov 2013 GMT
The first ARC+ has set sail from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, bound for Mindelo in the Cape Verde Islands on Sunday 10 November. A brisk north Easterly wind provided great sailing conditions. 43 yachts carrying 183 crew members crossed the start line at 1300 and headed south, providing a stunning sight from ashore. ...
18ft Skiffs: NSW Championship: First race in the new Van Munster hull
By Bob killick, Sydney ,
6:30 PM Mon 11 Nov 2013 GMT
In the 18ft Skiffs, Heat 1 NSW Championship, Gotta Luv it 7 got off to a perfect start to defend last year's scratch titles. Seve Jarvin, Scott Babbage, and the returning Sam Newton to the bow, handled the puffy SE Course impressively on their first race in the new Van Munster hull. ...
RYA National Match Racing Championships - Campbell-James books spot
By Matt Carter, ,
6:11 PM Mon 11 Nov 2013 GMT
Sailor Paul Campbell-James has booked his place in the grand final of the 2013 RYA National Match Racing Championships as his crew claimed event honours at the final qualifier event of this year’s Series. The Southampton based sailor skippered his team of Chris Draper, Sam Richmond, Dan Gohl and Archie Goodwin to RYA National Match Racing Qualifier 1 triumph at Queen Mary Sailing Club (QMSC). ...
ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year: Third time lucky for Belcher?
By Daniel Smith,
5:57 PM Mon 11 Nov 2013 GMT
Australia's Mat Belcher is at the top of his game in the Men’s 470 and having notched up 17 consecutive regatta victories he received a nomination for 2013 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year. The Australian has made the trip to Muscat, Oman, for the Awards evening on 12 November. Belcher knows the protocol, 'It’s a complete honour and privilege to be nominated three times in four years,' ...
Transat Jacques Vabre - Placer le curseur au bon endroit
By François Quiviger, ,
5:40 PM Mon 11 Nov 2013 GMT
Décidément, la flotte des Multi50 paie un fort tribut à cette édition 2013 de la Transat Jacques Vabre. Après l’abandon de Maître Jacques, le chavirage d’Arkema Région Aquitaine a jeté un froid. Pour l’heure, tout va bien à bord de FenêtréA Cardinal, mais les incidents de ces derniers jours incitent à l’adoption d’une conduite prudente. ...
VX One North Americans: Doolittle wins an impressive regatta
By Christopher E. Howell,
5:29 PM Mon 11 Nov 2013 GMT
VX One North American Championship, hosted by Rush Creek Yacht Club in Rockwall, TX, concluded today. Rob Doolittle of Mandeville, LA utilized consistent finishes to earn the 2013 VX One North American Championship. The 21-boat fleet completed eight races from November 8-10. ...
Transat Jacques Vabre - Coups tactiques et problèmes techniques
By Transat Jacques Vabre, ,
5:28 PM Mon 11 Nov 2013 GMT
Tandis que les deux MOD70 ont doublé les îles Canaries comme sur une piste de Kilomètre Lancé, les Class40 s’apprêtent à passer le cap Finisterre englués dans une dorsale anticyclonique. Deux extrêmes, et au milieu, des Multi 50 et des IMOCA en approche de Madère à régater à coups d’empannages bien envoyés. Ca se passe comme ça sur la Transat Jacques Vabre! ...
RYA revokes BP Sailboats licence
By Emma Slater, ,
5:22 PM Mon 11 Nov 2013 GMT
Being an RYA National Class, the National Squib Owners Association (NOSA) are a traditionally strong association with a healthy membership and one of the highest participation numbers in their national championships. In 2009 they enjoyed a turnout of over 100 boats in Weymouth which is remarkable given that only 870 boats have been built since the boat was introduced in 1971. ...
ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards: Family affair in Muscat
By Daniel Smith,
4:07 PM Mon 11 Nov 2013 GMT
The ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards 2013 will be a family affair with the Heineken siblings, Johnny and Erika ready for the evening ahead. As Kiteboarding supremoes the pair received a nomination for their performances on the race track from 1 September 2012 to 31 August 2013, and what performances they were. ...
Transat Jacques Vabre: Four more signal for technical stops
By Soazig Guého,
3:55 PM Mon 11 Nov 2013 GMT
In the Transat Jacques Vabre, further damage has affected the fleet with a further four boats having recently signalled that they intend to make technical stops. There are three Class 40s, GDF SUEZ, Tales Santander 2014 and 11TH Hour Racing and the Multi 50 Actual. ...
Mini Transat - On the road to Sada + Video
By Diane Reid,
3:30 PM Mon 11 Nov 2013 GMT
Well, if you’ve been following the Mini Transat race you will have learned that this race is going to go down in history as an epic tale. It has been filled with incredible weather anomalies, rerouting, and resurrections! The delivery of the fleet from Gijon Spain to Sada Spain has lived up to these new expectations of the 2013 Mini Transat! ...
Hamilton Island Audi Race Week 2014 Accommodation Options
By Kristie Kaighin, Hamilton Island ,
2:57 PM Mon 11 Nov 2013 GMT
Looking to book accommodation for Hamilton Island Audi Race Week 2014? All the best properties book out early, so make sure you book soon to secure your preferred option. ...
Fremantle to Bali Yacht Race and Rally on a Seawind 1160
By Ralph Newton, Western Australia ,
2:44 PM Mon 11 Nov 2013 GMT
With 'What a bloody great day to go sailing……' blaring out over our stereo on board, six good friends set off for the adventure of a lifetime: the Race and Rally from Fremantle to Bali, and then 'Beyond Bali', and later 'The Kimberley Odyssey'. ...
Wild Bull on the rampage in Fremantle Harbour
By Bernie Kaaks, Bernie ,
1:52 PM Mon 11 Nov 2013 GMT
With her owner at home recovering from a chemotherapy session, crewman Ryan Binedell took the helm of the Bull 9000 Wild Bull in the 2014 Club Marine Fremantle Harbour Classic. ...
IRC celebrates it's 30th Anniversary 2014
By Peta Stuart-Hunt | PR Works, ,
12:35 PM Mon 11 Nov 2013 GMT
The Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) and L'Union Nationale pour la Course au Large (UNCL) are delighted to have reached this major milestone in providing fair and simple ratings for racing sailors around the world. ...
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