2014 RC44 Championship Tour trophy – Video highlights
By Jessica Gray, ,
3:18 AM Mon 24 Nov 2014 GMT
The 10 competing teams at the RC44 Oman Cup enjoyed a great sailing day on the Gulf of Oman for the penultimate day of the 2014 Championship Tour. Terry Hutchinson continued to guide Vladimir Prosihkin’s Team Nika the right way around the course, extending their lead in the overall standings, adding another race win to their scoreline, Team Aqua stay second with Charisma hanging onto third. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - Position report at: 23 Nov 1930 UTC
By Volvo Ocean Race, ,
2:07 AM Mon 24 Nov 2014 GMT
Position report for the Volvo Ocean Race fleet as of 23 November, 1900 UTC. Four days into the Leg 2, and the fleet is finally making progress towards Abu Dhabi. The seven boats are now south of Madagascar, and they’ve been heading north since last night. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - Position report at: 23 Nov 0748 UTC
By Volvo Ocean Race, ,
12:10 AM Mon 24 Nov 2014 GMT
Position report for the Volvo Ocean Race boats as of 0748 UTC, November 23rd. So what happened overnight? Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing were the first to head north and then progressively the other boats in the fleet decided to follow their lead. The fleet is really close together. ...
Gladwell's Line: The America's Cup is now Bermuda's Cup?
By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, ,
8:15 PM Sun 23 Nov 2014 GMT
The America's Cup roared into life on Friday with the publication of a story out of San Diego, saying that the Californian venue had missed getting the nod as the venue for the next America's Cup.
And that being the case, then the British Overseas Territory of Bermuda seems to have got the nod. ...
VX ONE Winter Series - Norris and Family earn first weekend victory
By VX ONE Class Association, ,
5:19 PM Sun 23 Nov 2014 GMT
VX ONE Winter Series 2014: It was a family affair at the top of the leaderboard for the opening weekend of the VX One Winter Series. Michael, Christina, Robert and Phillip Norris bested 21 other teams at Sarasota Sailing Squadron to take the advantage in the three-weekend series, which continues through March 2015. ...
RC44 Oman Cup - Nika wins and Team Aqua clinch their fourth RC44 title
By RC44 Class Association, ,
4:36 PM Sun 23 Nov 2014 GMT
With no team able to discard the last event of the season, the podium positions were by no means secure as last day of racing got underway at the RC44 Oman Cup, in a sedate seven-knot breeze. Going into the final day Vladimir Prosikhin’s Team Nika, with tactician Terry Hutchinson calling the shots, sat at the top of the leader board having shown an unmatched level of consistency in Muscat. ...
RMSIR 2014 – Last Gasp. A Champion, and 36 winners
By Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Langkawi, Malaysia ,
3:40 PM Sun 23 Nov 2014 GMT
Last day, inshore racing in Bass Harbour. Consolidation and defence. Under threatening skies but with 10-12kts of breeze, PRO Jerry Rollin on the ‘red’ course (Classes 1 and 2) was keen to get three races in to close out the regatta will a full card. First top mark rounding, and HiFi picked up the pin on her keel and was obliged to perform pirouettes to unwind it. ...
ARC 2014 - ARC start delayed
By World Cruising Club, ,
3:33 PM Sun 23 Nov 2014 GMT
ARC 2014: Strong winds blowing through the harbour of Las Palmas have caused ARC organisers World Cruising Club to announce a delay to the start of ARC 2014. Whilst the front that has brought 4 days of heavy rain squalls to Gran Canaria is passing through, locally strong winds make it unsafe to manoeuvre boats in the harbour. ...
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, troisième Classe Rhum en Guadeloupe
By Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe, ,
3:09 PM Sun 23 Nov 2014 GMT
Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe 2014: Sir Robin Knox-Johnston (Grey Power), troisième Classe Rhum en Guadeloupe. ...
Victorian Cat Championships - All or nothing
By Jane Moffat, McCrae ,
1:43 PM Sun 23 Nov 2014 GMT
Victorian Catamaran Championships 2014: Saturday delivered light winds with just one race completed, Sunday by contrast was a blustery day creating challenging conditions for the fleet, multiple capsizes adding to the spectators viewing pleasure. ...
Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe 2014 - Le grand saut
By Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe, ,
12:44 PM Sun 23 Nov 2014 GMT
Novices et amateurs, ils se sont investis durant des mois pour trouver un bateau, pour le préparer le plus souvent seul ou épaulé par quelques proches, pour récolter quelques subsides afin de couvrir au minimum les frais de course: pour cette Route du Rhum, ils ne sont pas si nombreux et certains ont réalisé de superbes parcours, parfois en tenant tête à des skippers chevronnés. ...
Harken International Youth MR Regatta - An exciting final day
By Stephen Collopy, Newport ,
12:33 PM Sun 23 Nov 2014 GMT
2014 Harken International Youth MR Regatta - Milly Bennett (RPAYC) has defeated Harry Price (CYCA) in an exciting final day of sailing to be the first ever female team to win the Harken International Youth Match Racing Championship in it’s 22 year history. ...
Antarctic ‘ghost mountains’ preserved by ice sheet
By British Antarctic Survey, ,
10:00 AM Sun 23 Nov 2014 GMT
Reporting this week in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, an international team of scientists describe how they were surprised to discover that the Gamburtsev Subglacial Mountains show little sign of erosion, and that its saw-toothed towering crags resemble the modern ranges like the European Alps or Rocky Mountains. ...
18ft Skiffs: Club Championship, Cordukes Clubhouse Trophy - Race three
By Frank Quealey, ,
9:05 AM Sun 23 Nov 2014 GMT
Usual skipper Seve Jarvin and for’ard hand Sam Newton were joined in the team by James Wierzbowski for today’s race and led from shortly after the to defeat defending champion Thurlow Fisher Lawyers (Michael Coxon, Dave O’Connor, Dave Ewings) by 38s. Coopers 62-Rag and Famish Hotel (Jack Macartney, Mark Kennedy, Peter Harris) was a further 21s back in third place. ...
Tasmanian Sailors of the Year announced
By Peter Campbell, ,
8:42 AM Sun 23 Nov 2014 GMT
Yachting Tasmania president Ron Bugg announced the awards at the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania, along with five new inductees into the Tasmanian Yacht Hall of Fame. Andrew Hunn, best known as co-owner-skipper of the Farr 40 Voodoo Chile in which he finished second in the 2014 Australian championship, also won the national titles for the MC38 and Melges 32 one design keelboat classes. ...
RMSIR 2014 - first inshore races in Langkawi
By Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, ,
8:25 AM Sun 23 Nov 2014 GMT
'The SE Asian regatta that takes you to paradise'. Bill Bremner waxing lyrical? That’s a worry – but if Langkawi has that effect on salty sailors, maybe there is something in it. Yes, Langkawi really is a beautiful place, and after the ‘power shower’ getting here from Penang all sailors are looking forward to something a little less bruising – two days of inshore racing in Bass Harbour ...
Volvo Ocean Race: On board with Abu Dhabi - torn sail and where to go?
By Matt Knighton, OBR, Abu Dhabi OR, ,
8:24 AM Sun 23 Nov 2014 GMT
Overall race leader, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ian Walker) has had an eventful few days since the start in Cape Town on Wednesday.
Their goal is to be first home in their home port of Abu Dhabi - six other boats willing. ...
2014 Argo Group Gold Cup - Bermuda shines
By Talbot Wilson, ,
7:15 AM Sun 23 Nov 2014 GMT
2014 Argo Group Gold Cup - Take time to remember. It was mid-October, one week before the brilliant Sunday Finals of the Argo Group Gold Cup and Bermuda was slammed by the second major storm in a week. Tropical Storm Fay - or was it Hurricane Fay by then— had hit Bermuda with a sneaky left jab only five days earlier. ...
2014 Turkey Day Regatta – Day 1
By Rich Roberts, ,
5:22 AM Sun 23 Nov 2014 GMT
2014 Turkey Day Regatta - The largest of Alamitos Bay Yacht Club's popular holiday sailing competitions the 67th Turkey Day Regatta has nearly 300 sailors on 216 boats in 21 classes, several of them world champions taking the weekend seriously. ...
Route du Rhum - Sir Robin Knox-Johnston ‘ecstatic’ with third place
By Marina Thomas, ,
4:46 AM Sun 23 Nov 2014 GMT
2014 Route du Rhum - British adventurer and Clipper Race Founder Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, 75, has finished solo Transatlantic race the Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe in third place in the Rhum class. ...
Rolex Sydney Hobart flavour to Morna Cup
By Peter Campbell, ,
4:09 AM Sun 23 Nov 2014 GMT
The Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron’s historic Morna Cup had a distinct Rolex Sydney Hobart Race flavour about it yesterday, with Cup winner Ron Forster’s Ariel an entrant in the blue water classic and runner-up Minerva skippered by the Chairman of the Race Committee, Tim Cox. ...
2014 Route du Rhum - Sir Robin finished third!
By Route du Rhum, ,
3:42 AM Sun 23 Nov 2014 GMT
2014 Route du Rhum - Hours from the finish line, when he was locked in a tense final battle with Italian course record holder for his class Andrea Mura, doing all he could to steal second, Britain's Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, 75, pronounced that he would be simply 'ecstatic' if he were to finish third in the Rhum Class of La Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe ...
Airwaves Noumea PWA Dream Cup - Delphine Cousin officially world champ
By Chris Yates, ,
2:21 AM Sun 23 Nov 2014 GMT
The wind took a little longer to kick in on the penultimate day of the Airwaves Noumea Dream Cup PWA, but the sun soon burnt through the lingering cloud to allow the wind to build - producing another exhilarating afternoon of racing. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: A man's got to do what a man's got to do
By Brian Carlin, Team Vestas Wind, ,
9:14 PM Sat 22 Nov 2014 GMT
Brian Carlin, On Board Reporter for Team Vestas Wind reports on the delights of using the 'bathroom' while clocking along at 20kts plus in the Southern Ocean. ...
Clear the Decks!
By Paul Shard, Bahamas ,
7:33 PM Sat 22 Nov 2014 GMT
Twenty-five years ago when Sheryl and I were building and outfitting our first boat, 'Two-Step', a Classic 37, we tried to imagine sailing her in a storm. We did a lot of research about storm tactics and as a result we designed the deck layout so we could handle most tasks from the cockpit and bought heavy weather sails. ...