Clipper Race - Henri Lloyd wins OneDLL Cup into Den Helder
By Clipper Ventures, ,
2:34 PM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, Henri Lloyd has won its fifth race of the series, the OneDLL Cup, from Derry-Londonderry to Den Helder, The Netherlands, the fleet’s penultimate stopover before the London homecoming. The win is the team’s ninth podium overall and Canadian skipper Eric Holden and his crew have secured enough points to be unbeatable in the series. ...
NZL Sailing Team: RS:X drops in big breeze; Tuke looks to Europeans
By NZL Sailing Team, ,
12:36 PM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
Day 3 of racing at the RS:X European Champs in Cesme didn’t go as Natalia Kosinska would have hoped and she has slipped to 11th in the standings (placing 23, 19, DNC). But with two days to go there’s time to improve;
Coach Dave Robertson says; 'Unfortunately today went from bad to worse for Natalia. She was starting well but lacked some speed in the +20 knots and big waves. One of 'those days' ...
Clipper Race - Close match racing in closing stages of the OneDLL Cup
By Clipper Ventures, ,
11:51 AM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race, following this morning’s tight finish to Race 15, today’s skipper reports reveal the close and competitive racing taking place in the closing stages of the OneDll Cup. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Spanish play catch-up with under 100 days to go
By Volvo Ocean Race Media, ,
11:16 AM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
Spain’s new entry for the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 arrived in its home country this week as offshore sailing’s biggest event began its 100-day countdown to the start on October 4. ...
Audi Tron Melges 24 European Sailing Series - Blu Moon is leading
By International Melges 24 Class Association, ,
11:09 AM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
This fourth act of the Audi Tron Melges 24 European Sailing Series hosted by the Fraglia Vela Riva started yesterday in great style with three delivered races under a consistent Ora wind. This Audi Tron European Sailing Series Melges 24 has signed Blu Moon (1-1-2) as the leader of the provisional ranking. ...
World Match Racing Tour: Catch the live action at the Stena Match Cup
By Sail-World, ,
10:55 AM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
Catch the Quarter and Semi-Finals live of the Stena Match Cup Sweden, live from Marstrand ...
Finn Junior Worlds - Battle for the Jorge Bruder Silver Cup
By Robert Deaves, ,
10:41 AM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
This could be the most hard fought for Silver Cup so far with a large group of favourites hoping to win the cup in their last year as a junior. Peter McCoy (GBR) finished fourth last year, but then won the 2013 Junior European Championship a few weeks later. Anders Pedersen (NOR) is Norway's top Finn sailor and picked up the bronze in last year's Junior Europeans. ...
Mobiles drive traffic - 72% increase in Sail-World.com page view
By Brendan Maxwell, ,
10:03 AM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
The key boat buying demographic, the 40 to 65 age group, has embraced online media enthusiastically, with video, imagery and major feature stories providing much more information and entertainment than ever before. More and more people are choosing large-screen smartphones (phablets) over seven to eight-inch tablets says the key industry data group, the International Data Corporation (IDC). ...
British Open Dragon Championship finale at Royal Lymington preview
By British Dragon Association, ,
8:32 AM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
Alongside excellent racing the competitors will also enjoy a fantastic social programme starting with a Welcome Reception on Saturday 5 July and including the Edinburgh Cup Gala Dinner on Wednesday 9 July and a final Prize Giving and BBQ on Friday 11 July. ...
New import permit for Mexico resolves impound problems
By Capt. Pat Rains, ,
8:11 AM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
Licenciada Dina Madrid flew up from Mexico City to announce the newly released 10-year Temporary Import Permit (TIP) to a room packed with recreational boaters and marine industry representatives. ...
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Phuket is ready to host
By Duncan Worthington, Phuket ,
8:09 AM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
Phuket Island is ready to host the award-winning Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek from 16 – 20 July off the Island's southeast coast. The season-opening event of the prestigious 2014/15 Asian Yachting Grand Prix – a series of 12 of the best regattas in Asia – Raceweek is set to welcome one of the most competitive fleets in the Regatta's history. ...
La Solitaire du Figaro – Eric Bompard Cachemire - Beyou got advantage
By Riva Com, ,
4:18 AM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
With just less than 100 miles to go this afternoon on Leg 4 of La Solitaire du Figaro-Eric Bompard cachemire it may be advantage to Jérémie Beyou (Maitre Coq) as the race leader has his main rivals behind him as he seeks to win this famous solo race for the third time, but the final set of the stage in to Cherbourg-Octeville still has huge potential for upsets. ...
Solitaire du Figaro - Figaro Master Metronome Beyou wins his third
By Riva Com, ,
3:29 AM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
When he crossed the finish line off Cherbourg-Octeville at 11h20m50s (UTC +2hrs) this morning to win the 45th edition of La Solitaire du Figaro overall for the third time Jérémie Beyou, sailing Maître Coq, wrote himself into the solo race's record books, joining only three skippers to have triumphed overall three times. ...
Yachting Australia announces resignation of CEO Phil Jones
By Jane Gordon, ,
2:50 AM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
Yachting Australia, the National Sporting Organisation for sailing and boating, has announced the resignation of their long serving CEO Phil Jones after more than 17 years. ...
ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship - Cyprus team all set
By Petros Papagiorgis, ,
11:46 PM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
The Cypriot team taking part in the 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship are in the last stages of their preparation with eight sailors heading to Tavira, Portugal. The 2013 ISAF Youth Worlds was held in Limassol, Cyprus and gathered positive comments from all participants with knowledge transferred to the Tavira organising team. ...
Hobie Multi Europeans - Challenging day on the water + Video
By Patrik Pollak, ,
9:43 PM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
Hobie 16 is the biggest fleet at the Multi Europeans but not the only one. Hobie Wild cat is a challenging high performance one design class. But any Hobie today was challenging. Strong wind, big waves made it hard just to sail around the course. ...
PWA Awaza World Cup - Valerie Ghibaudo hits back on day 3
By Chris Yates, ,
9:19 PM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
The waiting game continued on day three of the PWA Awaza World Cup as the sailors endured another long day on the beach. Just like yesterday the wind arrived in the early evening allowing the second elimination of the women’s slalom to be completed, in similar tricky conditions to yesterday, whilst the men have been whittled down to the top twenty-four. ...
470 Junior Worlds - Five nations on the podium
By 470 International Association Class, ,
9:07 PM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
Three medals were secured with a day to spare at the 470 Junior World Championships yesterday. So today’s medal race was all about who would claim bronze in the Women and Silver and Bronze medals in the Men/Mixed events. Despite closely fought racing and a few close shaves, the same teams holding the podium places going into the medal race retained them to safely secure their medals. ...
470 Junior Worlds - Podium success for Jess Lavery and Megan Brickwood
By RYA, ,
8:58 PM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
Great Britain’s sailors were celebrating silver success on Wednesday (2 July), as Jess Lavery and Megan Brickwood claimed a podium finish on the penultimate day of the 470 Junior World Championships in Cervia, Italy. ...
RS:X Europeans - Champaign conditions in Cesme + Video
By Icarus Sailing Media, ,
8:47 PM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
After one day of relaxation at the 2014 RSX European Windsurfing Championships and Open Trophy in Turkey, today the windsurfers were back on the race track and resumed racing. Perfect conditions with the breeze around 20 knots – for some fast and furious racing. ...
Star World Championship - Hard fought win on day 4 + Video
By Icarus Sailing Media, ,
8:13 PM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
Day four at the 2014 International Star Class World Championship will be remembered as the longer, until now, of this 92nd edition. Two races were in schedule due to the yesterday’s cancellation of the race number three in order to catch up with the program. ...
ORC European Championship - Wet and wild start in Valencia
By ORC Media, ,
8:02 PM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
With stormy weather featuring rain squalls over 25 knots, huge waves, and even a waterspout in the course area, the 51 entries from 11 nations had a wet and wild start today at the 2014 ORC European Championship being held with the Trofeo SM La Reina at the Real Club Nautico Valencia (RCNV). ...
J80 European Championship - Interface Concept reclaims lead
By Neus Jordi, ,
7:17 PM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
France’s 'Interface Concept', skippered by Simon Moriceau, finished first in the only race held today at Barcelona’s Maresme waterfront in the J80 European championship staged by Club Náutico El Balís. The French team recovered the lead replacing 'Factor Energía', commanded by José María van der Ploeg, who still has options to fight for the title of the event that will finish tomorrow. ...
Invitational Team Racing Challenge underway
By Jill Campbell/Donata Cuppone, ,
6:59 PM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
The first edition of the Invitational Team Racing Challenge, organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in Porto Cervo, got off to a superb start with perfect sailing conditions and well over half of the matches in the round robin completed on day one. ...
Tour de France à la voile - Docks of Dunkerque are buzzing
By Fabienne Morin, ,
5:36 PM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
It’s the day before the Tour de France a la Voile Prologue. The docks of Dunkerque are buzzing with activity. Crew members and shore teams are working hand in hand in a race against time. And for those who are better prepared, it’s a day on the water... Will they be the first to cross the finish line tomorrow? ...