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. ...
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Strong winds on day 7
By Clipper Ventures, ,
12:01 PM Mon 11 Nov 2013 GMT
At the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, the first Sunday back at sea was no day of rest for the fleet, though it has certainly been more enjoyable than the preceding week’s unpredictability and harsh, contrasting wind conditions. Day seven bought far more consistently strong winds of between 30 to 40 knots, allowing most of the fleet to pick up some excellent cruising and surfing speeds. ...
Transat Jacques Vabre: Class 40 heads to La Coruna for repair
By Transat Jacques Vabre,
11:38 AM Mon 11 Nov 2013 GMT
In the Transat Jacques Vabre double handed race from Le Havre to Itajaí, Brasil the Class 40 BET 1128 skippered by Gaetano Mura (ITA) and Sam Manuard (FRA) are heading to La Coruna to make running repairs after they broke the swivel hook on their Solent headsail and the mast fell down but did not land in the water. ...
18ft Skiffs: The Boys are back in Auckland Town - Video
11:22 AM Mon 11 Nov 2013 GMT
After busy season which included the JJ Giltinan Trophy in Sydney, followed by the International 18ft Skiff Series in San Francisco, the NZ 18ft skiff teams are back in town and looking forward to the new season.
Check out their early season video ...
Melges East Coast Championships - Travelling crews steal the show
By Tracey Walters, Pittwater RPAYC ,
11:20 AM Mon 11 Nov 2013 GMT
Over the weekend, at the Melges Australian East Coast Championships, principal Race Officer Steve Merrington had his work cut out . Merrington’s perseverance and patience provided a spectacular six races series in testing conditions. In race one the wind swung through all points of the compass. The fleet started the race only to be recalled after a 180 degree swing. ...
Rolex Sydney Hobart Race: Race record for international entries
10:24 AM Mon 11 Nov 2013 GMT
For the 69th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, impressive, international, competitive: the assorted fleet registered is destined to provide a spectacle befitting of the event’s colossal reputation. A little over six weeks remain before the Boxing Day start of the annual 628-nm ocean classic running from Sydney to Hobart, often referred to as a ‘nautical rite of passage’, and sponsored by Rolex since ...
Two-Handed Round North Island Race: Just two places left
By Jon Henry,
10:01 AM Mon 11 Nov 2013 GMT
The next and seventh addition of the Round North Island yacht race (RNI) gets underway on Saturday eighth February 2014.
Organised and run by SSANZ (Shorthanded Sailing Association of NZ) interest is high in the extremely challenging event. There is a diverse range of yachts entered in the race from 8.5m sports boats to several brand new 50+ ft production performance cruisers. ...
Transat Jacques Vabre - Oman Air-Musandam changes to a faster mode
By Oman Sail, ,
9:58 AM Mon 11 Nov 2013 GMT
At the front of the Transat Jacques Vabre fleet, the two MOD70s continue their match race as they pass Madeira and approach the Canary Islands on a southwesterly heading. The duo onboard Oman Air-Musandam are better rested and have changed the configuration of the boat to a faster mode. ...
Sailor Moon wins inaugural Mount Gay Rum Y88 Three Handed Champs
By Mike Leyland, Auckland ,
9:44 AM Mon 11 Nov 2013 GMT
The Young 88 is an ideal boat for short-handed racing and is always well represented in the SSANZ two handed series and Y88 Association organised single handed and two handed champs. Based on feedback from the two handed champs it was decided to try windward leewards, three up with spinnakers. ...
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