ISAF Sailing World Championships - Thousands attend Santander opening
By ISAF, ,
8:33 PM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
An estimated 30,000 people enjoyed the Opening Ceremony at the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships as ISAF President Carlo Croce officially declared the event open. The Santander 2014 ISAF Worlds features more than 1,250 sailors from 83 countries and they proudly carried their national flags through Parque de la Llama, venue of the opening ceremony. ...
Rolex Swan Cup - Day 2 images by Carlo Borlenghi
By Sail-World.com, ,
8:10 PM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
Photographer Carlo Borlenghi was on site for day two of the Rolex Swan Cup to capture these images. ...
GC32: Great Cup: Day 1, Foils, flying and an unstoppable Flavio
By GC32 Media, ,
8:03 PM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
Star of the day was Flavio Marazzi and his ARMIN STROM Sailing Team. The team of the Swiss former Olympic Star sailor won both this morning’s practice races and this afternoon followed this up with victory in the first two scoring races of Marseille One Design. ...
Rolex Swan Cup - Swans take off in Island Long Race
By YCCS, ,
7:49 PM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
Yesterday's enforced rest day caused by light airs was soon forgotten as the fleet competing in the 18th edition of the Rolex Swan Cup enjoyed a spectacular race day on long coastal courses encompassing most of the La Maddalena archipelago and accompanied by a westerly wind ranging from 15 knots at the start that would build to hit gusts of 26. ...
Extreme Sailing Series - Action-packed opener in Istanbul
By Sarah Alexander, ,
7:39 PM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
Day one, Act 6 of the 2014 Extreme Sailing Series – and tensions were understandably high. J.P. Morgan BAR and the 11 other Extreme teams pushed hard and delivered an action packed opener. Despite the perfect racing conditions in open water, the course was still tough to manage and in true Extreme-style, the racing close and tight. ...
Rolex Swan Cup - Classic day of racing on the Costa Smeralda
By KPMS, ,
7:17 PM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
If ever there was a classic day for racing on the Costa Smeralda, today was it at the Rolex Swan Cup. The race committee at the YCCS was confident in the forecast of strong winds from the west, and informed the 93 boats that they would be competing on an Island Long Race that would take them through the legendary Bomb Alley and between the starkly beautiful islands of Caprera and La Maddalena. ...
Marseille One Design - Foils, flying and an unstoppable Flavio
By The Great Cup, ,
7:08 PM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
Racing for the foiling GC32s resumed in dramatic style at the opening day of Marseille One Design, run by Sirius Evènements with backing from the city of Marseille. Throughout the day the northeasterly Mistral wind built and for this afternoon’s two races it was gusting to above 20 knots, causing the flying catamarans’ speed to soar at times well above 30 knots. ...
Extreme Sailing Series - Pushed to the limit and dismasted on Day 1
By Extreme Sailing Series, ,
6:32 PM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
In an unprecedented first day at the Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 6 in Istanbul, the public and national media witnessed some extraordinary adrenaline fueled racing, with every team pushing hard – and at times too hard, with two boats dismasting; first Groupama sailing team and then Alinghi. ...
Extreme Sailing Series - The Wave, Muscat shares top spot in Istanbul
By Oman Sail, ,
6:12 PM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
On the opening day of the Extreme Sailing Series in Istanbul, there were wins for both Oman Sail Extreme 40s The Wave, Muscat and Oman Air and the defending champions showed few signs of the pressure building on them to retain their title. ...
Regata teste simula situações de risco na Volvo Ocean Race
By Volvo Ocean Race, ,
5:44 PM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
Os sete barcos disputam uma prova de dois dias que não vale pontos. A regra é se adequar aos procedimentos de segurança e simular crises a bordo. As equipes da Volvo Ocean Race terão um desafio especial: a chamada Leg Zero - em português Perna Zero. O objetivo da regata, com duração de dois dias, será testar todos os protocolos de segurança. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - Les scénarios de crise à l’essai
By Volvo Ocean Race, ,
5:40 PM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
Les sept bateaux engagés dans la Volvo Ocean Race s’élanceront demain, vendredi à 13h00, pour l’Etape Zéro, un parcours de deux jours. Avant cela, les équipages devront affronter un certain nombre de « crises » planifiées par les organisateurs. ...
ISA All Ireland Championship - Anthony O’Leary emerges victorious
By Irish Sailing Associaton, ,
5:01 PM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
Anthony O’Leary – the Commodore’s Cup powerhouse – has been crowned 2014 ISA All Ireland Sailing Champion. He has beaten fellow Corkonian Stefan Hyde on count-back following a two day, 12 race battle against 15 other national class champions. ...
Régates Royales – Trophée Panerai - At the heart of history
By Soazig Guého, ,
4:25 PM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
Régates Royales – Trophée Panerai - Take a world-famous bay with varied and unpredictable weather conditions. Take an army of genius designers who created the most stunning sailing yachts of the last two centuries. Sprinkle over some sportsmanship, a dose of fighting spirit, add a pinch of gentleman's attitude and you'll have the perfect recipe of the Régates Royales de Cannes – Trophée Panerai. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - Una etapa para entrenar lo impredecible
By Volvo Ocean Race, ,
3:42 PM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
Mañana viernes a las 13:00 horas dará comienzo la Etapa 0 de la Volvo Ocean Race, no puntuable pero fundamental para la flota, pues permitirá practicar maniobras de seguridad como el cambio de la pala del timón o la de hombre al agua, el mayor temor de cualquier tripulante de vuelta al mundo. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - A profile of Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing
By Agathe Armand, ,
3:14 PM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
Don’t let Volvo Ocean Race crew Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing’s serious, weathered look mislead you. Forget the branded clothes, and the impeccable team base. Ian Walker and his men are more than just a group of professionals – they are old teammates. ...
Team15 Champions Cup - Windsurfing teams prepare to battle
By Matt Carter, ,
3:04 PM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
Youth windsurfing teams are preparing to hit the water at Rutland Sailing Club this weekend (13-14 September) to compete in the Team15 (T15) national final - the Team15 Champions Cup. The event will see over 91 young windsurfers from across the UK who will take to the water to battle it out in a bid to win the prestigious title of T15 National Champions. ...
World ARC crews in Bali
By World Cruising Club, ,
2:45 PM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
Today, September 11, 26 World ARC Crews spent the day on a tour to the Kintimani Volcano. Participants were treated to a wide range of cultural, religious and artistic experiences along the way. Benoa harbour is not the most attractive part of Bali so it was a welcome change of scenery, having escaped the morning rush hour, to firstly visit the culturally interesting town of Celuk. ...
Could your sailing navigation use a tune-up?
By Captain John Jamieson, Florida ,
2:38 PM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
What simple sailing 'ingredients' should you use for safer sailing navigation? Are you and your sailing crew or partner ready for a smooth transition to traditional methods of navigation--just in case you lose your plotter power or GPS signal? Or if you sail into an area where GPS has been reported unreliable? Start with this simple sailing solution for safer sailing on the waters of the world. ...
J/70 World Championship - Day 2 images by Chris Howell
By Sail-World.com, ,
1:39 PM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
Chris Howell was on the water at the J/70 World Championship to capture these images on day two of competition. ...
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Lego Zero crisis scenarios loom
By Volvo Ocean Race, ,
12:35 PM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
Seven Volvo Ocean Race boats set off together for the two-day Leg Zero on Friday knowing that a series of 'crises' loom for all of them – and they have all been planned by the organisers. The fleet will be sailing to Majorca and back from Race headquarters in Alicante and failure to complete the trip will mean they will have to return to do it again or at least complete any unfinished mileage. ...
America's Cup: Bob Fisher on the state of the Cup
By Bob Fisher, ,
12:34 PM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
The much-vaunted America’s Cup Press Conference in London was anti-climatic in every respect. There was nothing new to announce except to introduce the new Commercial Commissioner to the assembled company that had arrived from far and wide. All were agreed that it was a waste of time and money. ...
Interview with West Coast International Canoe pioneer Del Olsen: Video
By Erik Simonson, ,
12:11 PM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
Interview with Del Olsen of the Richmond Yacht Club about his initial interest in the International Canoe, the working bits of the boat and his quest to make every sailor a Canoe sailor. ...
Collinson FX Market Commentary: September 11, 2014 - Dollar rallies
By Collinson FX, ,
12:00 PM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
September 11, 2014: The KIWI has also shed weight, trading 0.8220, although agricultural commodities have not suffered as much as the metals. The RBNZ will announce a suspension of their rising interest rate policy, but unfortunately not because of the damage done to the economy, but from doubts. Wheeler believes he is getting ahead of the curve rather than jumping the gun. ...
Images of marine sunsets by Tripadvisor
By Tripadvisor.com, ,
11:50 AM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
Images of marine sunsets by Tripadvisor.com. ...
Ultimate Cup: Final of Barker vs Spithill fishing Challenge - Saturday
By Matt Watson, ITM Fishing Show, ,
11:47 AM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
A Barker versus Spithill fishing challenge was born, with the first to score nine over a range of species and fishing techniques winning the aptly named ‘Ultimate Cup’. Catch Part 1 in this story. ...