Baltic 4 Nations rally is now in full swing
By Sailing Rallies, ,
5:51 PM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
Starting on 26th July, the inaugural Baltic 4 Nations rally is now in full swing with near perfect sailing conditions. The weather has been glorious with temperatures in the high 20’s and winds 10-18 knots. Patrick Van Kerckhoven, skipper of Belgian flagged HR 42 had no idea the Baltic could be so nice! ...
Tropical Storm Bertha expected to become a typhoon
By Sail-World, ,
5:10 PM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
Tropical Storm Bertha has intensified slightly since the last update, and has entered the Eastern Caribbean Sea. The storm is expected to strike Puerto Rico or the Dominican Republic at this intensity, and then move onto the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands. ...
Fireball Europeans: Tom Gillard and Richard Anderton emerge victorious
By Cormac Bradley, ,
4:31 PM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
Tom Gillard and Richard Anderton (GBR 15081) are the new Fireball European Champions. In today’s final day of racing they won two of the three races to win the regatta, after discard, by a 6pt margin. In second place overall are Matt Burge and Richard Wagstaff (GBR 15093), followed by David Wade and Tim Hartley (GBR 15113) with these two being separated by 3pts. ...
RS Feva Worlds - Harvey Martin and Bobby Hewitt claim victory
By Matt Carter, ,
4:15 PM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
Rising sailing talents Harvey Martin and Bobby Hewitt have been crowned World Champions at the Allen RS Feva World Championships in Carnac, France, with further podium success for Piers Nicholls and Freddie Peters who sealed the second step on the podium for a double GBR celebration (1 August). ...
Flags at Sea, an infographic by John Tissott
By Anna Parker and the Sail-World Team, ,
4:04 PM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
East Freemantle Yacht Club's John Tissott put together this lovely infographic on flags at sea. Great details on etiquette, dimensions, conventions at sea and more. ...
Cruising lessons from ocean racers
By Andy Schell, ,
3:01 PM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
As reported on World Cruising Club, Andy Schell updates us on the Bermuda Race experience as well as cruisers vs racers. ...
USA 4 Windsurfing Campaign - Changing gears
By Steve Bodner, ,
12:42 PM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
I’m spoiled, I'll be the first to admit it. I live and sail in one of the most consistently windy spots on the west coast. San Francisco is blessed with a sea breeze almost every afternoon from March through October from 15-25 knots funneling though the golden gate. ...
RPYC Team Racing and 2015 International Regatta discussion
By Royal Perth Yacht Club, ,
10:42 AM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
At this session there will be a presentation about Team Racing activities for the coming year, review of the recent Team Racing regatta at Yacht Club Costa Smeralda where RPYC Members competed and initial discussions about planning RPYC’s International Team Racing regatta in May 2015. ...
Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Race: The Flight of Pretty Fly III
By Sail-World, ,
8:40 AM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
Join Colin Woods and the crew of Pretty Fly III as they have a fast slide north in last weekend's Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race.
The canting keel Cookson 50 recovered from a slow start to ease through some marque competitors, and finish sixth over the line, and placing fifth on IRC in what was generally reckoned to be a big boat race. ...
RS Feva World Championships - Snakes and ladders on a tricky day
By Golly Tucker, ,
8:35 AM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
The fleet was held ashore for an hour and a half whilst the gradient breeze flopped about and the seabreeze settled at the RS Feva Worlds. It was a light eight knots that saw the Gold fleet set off. By the second race the wind had increased to a lovely 12kts but then shifted 20 degrees right towards the end of the second Gold race but during the sequence for the second Silver. ...
2014 Tasar Victoria presentation
By Chris Payne, Mordialloc ,
8:29 AM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
With the season about to kick off, the Victorian Tasars got together for the 2013/14 presentations. Between a highly competitive trivia quiz presented by Ronstan CEO Alistair Murray and a marshmallow/spaghetti building competition, most of the talk amongst the sailors was training plans for the up coming worlds in Busselton, Western Australia ...
Brisbane to Keppel race - Wild Oats XI heading for third line honours
By Lisa Ratcliff, ,
7:33 AM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
The staff and volunteers at Keppel Bay Marina are busy preparing for a slew of 21 red-shirts to arrive under the cover of darkness. There’s no race record this year for the defender, sailing for Hamilton Island Yacht Club. Their success, when it comes, will be marked by first access to a hot shower after a day and a half at sea. ...
Collinson FX Market Commentary: August 1, 2014 - AUD slides Kiwi holds
By Collinson FX, ,
7:07 AM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
August 1, 2014: The AUD is now testing 0.9300 on the downside, while the KIWI is attempting to hold 0.8500. Non-Farm Payrolls tonight will control the equity markets as a solid number will further spook markets dependent on the Fed's sugar! ...
Sydney International Boat Show - Day 2
By Jeni Bone, ,
6:22 AM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
he second day of the 47th Sydney International Boat Show went off without a hitch today, with fine weather, though chilly winds and a steady flow of visitors, both on the marina and travelling to the Glebe Island venue - just 15 minutes by ferry. ...
Marine Rescue volunteers celebrate new unit and $120,000 vessel
By Ken McManus, ,
4:58 AM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
The new Marine Rescue Tuggerah Lakes unit and its $120,000 rescue vessel will be formally commissioned in a dual ceremony on Sunday, August 3. ...
2014 International Moth Class World Championships - Final highlights
By Beau Outteridge, ,
3:49 AM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 International Moth World Championship -The final highlights from the 2014 International Moth Class World Championships in Hayling Island, UK. ...
Volvo Noble Marine RS300 National Championship - The countdown begins
By Clare Sargent, ,
3:28 AM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
Only a fortnight to go until the RS300 Nationals at Prestwick Sailing Club in Scotland. We are very excited that this will be the biggest RS300 Nationals ever with 35 boats competing. A full run down of the entrants can be seen here. ...
2014 Club Marine NSW Youth MR Champ - Harry Price ready for battle
By Jennifer Crooks, ,
2:51 AM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 Club Marine NSW Youth MR Championship - Fresh from his silver medal in the Olympic 49er under 21 category last month, Harry Price and his crew of Angus Williams, Finn Gilbert and Owen Long are primed and ready to do battle with nine teams competing in this weekend’s Club Marine NSW Youth Match Racing Championship, conducted by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA). ...
Laser Radial Youth World Championship Dziwnów, Poland - Day four
By Jeff Martin, Dziwnów ,
12:37 AM Fri 1 Aug 2014 GMT
For the first of the three races scheduled all fleets were started on time with only three disqualifications for early starts in the girl’s fleet. As the day progressed the winds got progressively lighter, as forecast, with the last races finishing in five to six knots from the same direction. ...
The first annual WetaFresh is a big success
By Tim Wieringa, Muskegon, MI ,
9:38 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
The final results are in. WetaFest Was a huge success.
We had two sailors from Cleveland, Ohio, one from Detroit, MI, four made the trip from the Chicago area and two locals from Grand Rapids. ...
Etchells Invitational Cup – Overall result decided in dramatic race
By Rupert Holmes, ,
9:25 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
The Etchells Invitational Cup’s final day delivered more stunning, high adrenaline and incredibly close racing, with the three leading boats all in contention for the 140-year-old Gertrude Cup at the start of the final race. Jeremy Thorp of Antigua YC led the fleet on 26 points, with Shannon Bush of New York YC on 34, and Jeanne-Claude Strong of Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron on 36. ...
Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club’s Jack Gale training centre borne
By RPAYC media, ,
8:23 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
A large crowd gathered at the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club to witness the first sod of earth turned for the club’s new training centre development and the official naming of the facility. ...
Youngstown Yacht Club hosts a successful CanAm Challenge!
By Amy Reynolds, ,
8:12 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
Last weekend, the Youngstown Yacht Club hosted the CanAm Challenge, a one-design and pursuit class event that emphasizes a friendly rivalry between the United States and Canada, with each country vying for bragging rights. 92 boats registered for this Inaugural event; split between 12 One Design divisions as well as two Pursuit classes, spinnaker and non-spinnaker. ...
Procedures set out for waterborne visitors to Vanuatu
By B. J. Skane, ,
7:16 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
Aiming to strengthen the protection of Vanuatu’s borders and facilitate the clearance of genuine small craft and travelers into and out of the country the Department of Customs and Inland Revenue has issued a Notice to Masters that clearly sets out the procedures waterborne visitors must follow. ...
Volvo Ocean Race crews to battle in Round Britain test
By Volvo Ocean Race, ,
6:54 PM Thu 31 Jul 2014 GMT
Iker Martinez’s Spanish team will put to the test potential new crew members as they make their way to the UK for the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race this week. The event, which starts on August 9 and is preceded by Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week, will see five of the new, one-design Volvo Ocean 65 boats navigate Britain’s 1,800 miles of notoriously tricky coastline. ...