IOC President's Youth Prize awarded to Croatian sailor
By CIFP (As Amended by ISAF), ,
10:57 AM Sat 8 Feb 2014 GMT
At the International Fair Play Committee (CIFP) annual conference, held in Budapest, Hungary, Hana Dragojevic from Croatia was awarded the IOC President's Youth Prize. ...
Milson Memorial Cup - Rare victory for a RSYS boat
By Peter Campbell, ,
10:30 AM Sat 8 Feb 2014 GMT
Milson Memorial Cup, a short ocean race, was sailed off Sydney Heads today. Prominent Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron member Ian MacDiarmid today sailed his harbour racing yacht Hell Razor to a somewhat rare victory for a RSYS boat in the Squadron’s historic Milson Memorial Cup. ...
Hobie 16 World Championships - Open Series Qualifiers Day 1
By Hobie Cat Australasia, ,
10:16 AM Sat 8 Feb 2014 GMT
The 2014 Hobie® 16 World Championships is being held 31st January – 15th February 2014 at Jervis Bay, New South Wales. With three World Champions crowned yesterday it was time to start afresh with the qualifying rounds of the Hobie 16 World Championship Open series kicking off today. 188 competitors are vying for a spot in the Semi-Finals where the field will be whittled down to the top 112. ...
A-Cat NZ Nationals: Olympic Silver medalists take top three places
By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, Takapuna Beach ,
8:51 AM Sat 8 Feb 2014 GMT
Newly signed Emirates Team NZ sailor, Peter Burling, has won the New Zealand A-Class National Championship sailed off Takapuna Beach today.
The current World 49er Champion, and winner of the recent Red Bull Youth America's Cup beat seven time world champion, Glenn Ashby (AUS) , who is also a team mate at Emirates Team NZ. ...
Australian Olympic 470 Gold at Maritime Museum
By David Payne ANMM, ,
6:55 AM Sat 8 Feb 2014 GMT
Australian Olympic sailing reached an amazing peak at the 2012 Olympics, with the team of sailors claiming three gold medals and one silver medal, making Australia the most successful nation in the sailing events. ...
Olympics 2016 - No Stars to shine in Rio
By Sail-World.com, ,
3:30 AM Sat 8 Feb 2014 GMT
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) confirmed on Thursday that the Star class will not be sailing in the Rio 2016 Olympics, according to a report from Brazilian media published today. The official recognition came with the release of the classification criteria for the Olympics, which closes any possibility of inclusion of new classes, as it would need a change to rules that are already in p ...
Hobie 16 Worlds - Hobie Grand Masters Champions Crowned
By Hobie Cat Australasia, ,
3:29 AM Sat 8 Feb 2014 GMT
Hobie 16 Worlds - In the Hobie Grand Masters class, It was the Australians Rod and Kerry Waterhouse from New South Wales (AUS) who took the title followed by Blain Dodds and Thorin Zeilmaker (RSA) in second with fellow New South Welshmen Kerli Corlett and Ali Corlett (AUS) taking third. ...
World Record? 15-year-old rescue boat driver wins RYA Volunteer Award
By Sail-World Cruising round-up, ,
10:40 PM Fri 7 Feb 2014 GMT
Is this a world-wide record? Scottish teen, 15-year-old Robyn Dougall, has just been crowned 2013 Royal Yachting Association Young Volunteer of the Year for driving a rescue boat in the rescue of yachts and their sailors on Scottish waterway the Firth of Forth. ...
Le Maxi80 Prince de Bretagne à l'endroit!
By Fanny Evenat, ,
6:44 PM Fri 7 Feb 2014 GMT
Comme ils l'espéraient, Lionel Lemonchois et son équipe technique ont réussi à boucler l'opération de retournement du Maxi80 Prince de Bretagne dans la journée. ...
Organizadores da Volvo Ocean Race fazem visita técnica a Itajai
By Volvo Ocean Race, ,
6:39 PM Fri 7 Feb 2014 GMT
Os organizadores da Volvo Ocean Race fizeram, durante a semana, a primeira visita técnica de 2014 na cidade catarinense, que sediará uma das etapas da Volta ao Mundo, em abril de 2015. O diretor de operações, Tom Touber, e o responsável pelas stopovers, Stef van’t Zand, vistoriaram todas as infraestruturas relacionadas ao evento e apresentaram o novo caderno de encargos para 2014-15. ...
Primo Cup - Trophée Credit Suisse - Day 2 images by Carlo Borlenghi
By Carlo Borlenghi images, ,
6:14 PM Fri 7 Feb 2014 GMT
Photographer Carlo Borlenghi was out on the water for day two of the Primo Cup - Trophée Credit Suisse to capture these images. ...
L’opération « retournement » en cours
By Fanny Evenat, ,
5:03 PM Fri 7 Feb 2014 GMT
Après avoir quitté Rio de Janeiro très tôt le 1er février dernier, le remorqueur de 24 mètres affrété par le team technique de Prince de Bretagne est arrivé peu avant 19 heures, hier, sur la zone où se trouve Lionel Lemonchois depuis le chavirage de son Maxi80 le 27 janvier dernier, à 800 milles au large des côtes brésiliennes. ...
Collinson FX Market Commentary: February 7, 2014 - Kiwi the Rock Star
By Collinson FX, ,
2:53 PM Fri 7 Feb 2014 GMT
Collinson FX Market Commentary: February 7, 2014 - Equity markets rebounded strongly after a couple of days of consolidation. The AUD now is looking to test the crucial 0.9000 level, which is a big barrier, so looks to be ceiling. The KIWI has continued to book gains after the economy has been touted as a 'rock star' globally! ...
Australian sailor Lisa Blair to go for Antarctic record
By Nancy Knudsen, ,
2:10 PM Fri 7 Feb 2014 GMT
Russian solo circumnavigator Fedor Konyukhov has held the Circumnavigation of Antarctica record at 102 days since May 2008. However, now there's another sailor, Australian yachtie Lisa Blair, who is gearing up to break his record. If she succeeds, Lisa will also become the first woman ever to circumnavigate Antarctica solo, non-stop and unassisted below 45° South. ...
Lionel ne dinera pas seul ce soir
By Voile-Prince de Bretagne, ,
1:09 PM Fri 7 Feb 2014 GMT
Lionel ne dinera pas seul ce soir ...
More changes in store for Navitus Bay wind farm boundary
By Royal Yachting Association, ,
12:44 PM Fri 7 Feb 2014 GMT
Developers of the wind farm which would be located off the Dorset coast have announced further changes to the boundary which remove the northernmost part – the ‘top triangle’- altogether. Previous changes to the northernmost boundary were made in December 2012 following navigational concerns from the RYA. ...
A-class Catamarans: Second day of racing blown out in Pre-Worlds
By Richard Gladwell, ,
12:31 PM Fri 7 Feb 2014 GMT
For the second day in a row, no racing was held in the 2014 NZ A-class Catamaran Nationals at Takapuna Beach.
Winds gusting up to 35kts plagued the inner Hauraki Gulf, whipping up substantial seas, which come ashore as surf at Takapuna in that wind direction. ...
Maritime Alert - Changed boating conditions at Wagga Wagga
By Roads and Maritime Services Media Unit, ,
11:26 AM Fri 7 Feb 2014 GMT
Maritime Alert - Roads and Maritime Services has granted an exclusive use aquatic licence on the river at Wagga Wagga from the Eunony Bridge downstream to Wagga Beach from 8a.m. to 4p.m. ...
America's Cup: Defender names design team nucleus ahead of new Rule
By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, ,
10:57 AM Fri 7 Feb 2014 GMT
The America’s Cup Defenders, Oracle Team USA, have announced an 18 strong design team nucleus ahead of the 35th America's Cup. The team includes two designers poached from Emirates Team NZ - both are US nationals, in turn, two NZ designers with the US team for the 2013 America's Cup campaign are not amongst those listed today. ...
Traffic Alert - Changed traffic conditions at Tooleybuc bridge
By Roads and Maritime Services Media Unit, ,
10:49 AM Fri 7 Feb 2014 GMT
Traffic Alert - Motorists may experience delays of up to 20 minutes between 6a.m. and 5p.m. on weekdays for work to be carried out safely. Work is expected to be completed on Friday 21 February, weather permitting. ...
Airlie Beach Race Week – An attractive event for IRC boats
By Tracey Johnstone, ,
9:44 AM Fri 7 Feb 2014 GMT
The 25th Airlie Beach Race Week’s regatta, being held from 8th to 15th August 2014, is shaping up to be an attractive event for IRC boats. The regatta director, Denis Thompson, has advised that the IRC race course is being reviewed in recognition of the changing nature of the bigger boats that now often make up the IRC divisions. ...
Gladwell's Line: One finishes another starts
9:12 AM Fri 7 Feb 2014 GMT
Republication of Sail-World.com's New Zealand newsletter editorial for February 6, 2014: Oceanbridge Sail Auckland; Emirates Team NZ sailors in the A-Class catamarans; America's Cup gears up for some ...
St. Maarten Heineken Regatta - Orange Grove to energize stage
By St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, ,
8:37 AM Fri 7 Feb 2014 GMT
When the organizers of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta announced that RedFoo and the Party Rock Crew would be the main act for the Sunday night, no one thought it could get any better! ...
Making money while cruising
By Sheryl Shard, St Maarten ,
8:19 AM Fri 7 Feb 2014 GMT
Can you be a full time cruising sailor AND make money? Even if you have a good kitty, managing your investments can be quite a challenge. Here long-time cruiser and successful sailing journalist and TV presenter Sheryl Shard offers some ideas. After 24 years of cruising with her husband Paul, she offers an extensive range of solutions, taken from watching how her fellow cruising sailors do it: ...
America's Cup: Oracle Team USA design team powered by homegrown talent
By Oracle Team USA Media, ,
4:26 AM Fri 7 Feb 2014 GMT
The America’s Cup Defender, Oracle Team USA, has announced its design team for the 35th America’s Cup, while there are plenty of familiar faces , amongst the new ones are two former Emirates Team New Zealand designers. ...