Half Ton Classics Cup - Concorde wins the Half Ton Spirit Trophy
By Fiona Brown, ,
5:38 PM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
The 2014 Half Ton Classics Cup came to a sparkling conclusion today with one final thrilling race off the beautiful North Brittany coast and a delightful prize giving on the waterfront of Saint-Quay-Portreiux. With the breeze a little lighter at around 10-14 knots we saw some different faces at the front of the pack today and the finish was incredibly close, both on the water and on corrected time ...
Soto 40 World Championship - Huge expectations on penultimate day
By Soto 40 Media, ,
5:18 PM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
We’ve arrived at the penultimate competition day in the Soto 40 World Championship that confirmed the equality of the eight crews and boats of the fleet. Alegre and Noticia IV were today’s winners. The Spanish boat also reduced its distance from Ngoni, which is still top position overall with 25 points. ...
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Ireland returns to battle in Cowes
By James Boyd, ,
5:05 PM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
Having claimed Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup victory in 2010, Ireland was unable to mount a campaign to defend its title in 2012, but this year they are returning to Cowes for the RORC's biennial regatta for amateur national three boat teams, over 19th-26th July, with one of the strongest line-ups taking part. ...
Abu Dhabi e Team Alvimedica partem para Inglaterra
By Volvo Ocean Race, ,
5:00 PM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
Rivais na disputa da Volvo Ocean Race, os barcos Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing e Team Alvimedica partiram nessa semana para um desafio juntos. As equipes partiram dos Estados Unidos para um treinão pelo Atlântico até o Reino Unidos. A regra não permite competição entre eles, mas o teste é importante na preparação dos times para a Volta ao Mundo. ...
ISAF Youth Worlds - 420 sailors set sights on Rio 2016
By ISAF, ,
4:25 PM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
2013 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship medallists Tiago Brito (BRA) and Nadja Horwitz (CHI) have their eyes set on 420 Boys and Girls honours at the 2014 edition in Tavira, Portugal. Brito won gold in 2013 with Andre Kneipp and will race in the 33-boat 420 Boys fleet whilst Horwitz took silver with 2014 crew Carmina Malsh and will sail in the 27 strong 420 Girls fleet. ...
49er and 49erFX Europeans - Maloney and Meech bullet into the lead
By International 49er Class, ,
4:16 PM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
The reigning World Champions from New Zealand dominated both the men’s and women’s fleets at the Seiko 49er and 49erFX European Championship in Helsinki today. With the sun shining brightly and the breeze blowing a perfect 12 to 16 knots, Alex Maloney said the conditions were similar to what they often experience back home in New Zealand. ...
‘Introduction to Team Racing’ training weekend set for Oxford SC
By Matt Carter, ,
3:30 PM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
If you are a current member of the RYA Youth Racing programme, have just left and are wondering what to do next or are wishing to get involved in university sailing in the near future, then the RYA has the perfect weekend for you. ...
Committee announces Marblehead Yacht Racing Hall of Fame Inductees
By Laurie Fullerton, firstname.lastname@example.org ,
3:25 PM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
In celebration of the upcoming 125th anniversary of Marblehead Race Week this July, eight new members of the sailing community were named to the Marblehead Yacht Racing Hall of Fame this year. The inductees include Nicholas A. Burke, Robert E. Doyle, Bruce E. Dyson, the late Francis P. Scully, the late David J. Smith, Judson A. F. Smith, Joan Thayer and Richard B. Wilson. ...
Australian Midwinter Youth Championship 2014: Racer Profiles – 29ers
By Miles Ruge, Queensland ,
3:17 PM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
Throughout the week of racing at the Australian Midwinter Youth Championship 2014 at Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron (Manly), we’ve profiled the leading competitors of a select series each day. The 29er class is targeted at youth sailors, as a step-up to the much larger 49er class. ...
Queensland Youth Week 2014 - Clear skies and light winds on final day
By Miles Ruge, Queensland ,
3:15 PM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
Clear skies and calm seas greeted sailors on the last day of competition at the Australian Midwinter Youth Championships, Manly, today. After missing competition yesterday due to wild conditions on Waterloo Bay the doublehanders headed out early to make the most of the fading South-westerly winds. ...
National Squib Owners Association and Rondar Raceboats join forces
By Stuart Bayliss, Lymington ,
3:10 PM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
The National Squib Owners Association (NSOA) have announced that Rondar Race Boats have been chosen to be the next builder of the National Squib, subject to final ratification by the RYA. Last year, events led to the RYA having to withdraw the Squib boat builder licence which was issued to BP Sailboats since 2009. ...
470 European Championships - Champions in control on day 1
By International 470 Class Association, ,
2:32 PM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
Racing at the 2014 470 European Championships got underway on 10 July 2014 on the waters of the Saronic Gulf, Greece. Mat Belcher/Will Ryan (AUS) and Jo Aleh/Polly Powrie (NZL) take an early advantage at the 470 Europeans. But only just, as both event leaders are on equal points with the second placed teams behind them. ...
J24 National Championships to take place at CYCSA in 2015
By J24 Australia, ,
2:22 PM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
The 2015 J24 National Championships will be held on 8 – 11 January at the CYCSA in Adelaide. There will be some hulls available for those wanting to fly in with sails, but get in early for those – now wouldn’t be too soon. The format will be a four day regatta starting on the Thursday and running through to Sunday, this minimises the time off work for fly-in crew to two days. ...
Collinson FX Market Commentary: July 11, 2014 - Portugal bank defaults
By Collinson FX, ,
2:21 PM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
July 11, 2014: Equity market crashed in Europe as panic ensued triggered by yet another banking crises emanating from the previously destructive shores of Portugal. One of Portugals largest Banks, Bank Espírito Santo, was under the spotlight. An associated institution, Espírito Santo International, defaulted on bond payments. ...
Stena Match Cup Sweden 2014 - Three in a row for Bjorn Hansen
By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, ,
12:42 PM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
Stena Match Cup Sweden, the second event in the 2014 Alpari World Match Racing Tour, provided a fairy tale finish for local Swedish fans with skipper Bjorn Hansen claiming his third successive title in Scandinavia’s premier match racing contest. ...
Marmaris International Race Week 2014 - New promo video
By Icarus Sailing Media., ,
12:29 PM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
Marmaris International Race Week will complete its 25th year in 2014 and mass participation is expected. One of the biggest regattas at the East Mediterranean with over 200 boats participating will provide us with exciting moments in the beautiful area of Marmaris Bay in Turkey from 25th to 31st of October. ...
Clipper Round the World - The fight for final points gets underway
By Clipper Ventures, ,
10:48 AM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race, it’s been a night of close match racing as the fleet embarked on the final race of the 2013-14 edition, as the teams battle it out for the final points up for grabs in the 16 Race Global Series. ...
SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week 2014 special accommodation offers
By SeaLink Queensland, Magnetic Island ,
9:23 AM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
Get online or get on the phone to take advantage of special accommodation deals for this year's SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week which runs from 28th August to 2nd September 2014. ...
49er Europeans: Live video action from Helsinki, Finland
By Sail-World, ,
9:14 AM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
Live video coverage of the 49er and 49erFX European Championships being staged in Helsinki, Finland.
The women race first in the 49er FX followed by the men in the 49er. ...
Bell’s Beer 90th Consecutive Bayview Mackinac Race
By Barby MacGowan, ,
8:20 AM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
This year, three Shore Course divisions (Racing, Cruising, Double-Handed) and two Cove Island Course divisions (Racing, Multihull) are further divided into 13 and four classes, respectively. Approximately 82% of the fleet is sailing the Shore Course, and all competitors are sailing under the Performance Handicap Racing Fleet system (PHRF). ...
America's Cup: Challenger calls Competitor Meeting ahead of deadline
By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, ,
5:01 AM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
Hamilton Island Yacht Club, the America’s Cup Challenger of Record, has taken the initiative and called a meeting of potential Challengers for the 35th America’s Cup, ahead of the close of entries in less than a month’s time.
The meeting will be a face to face meeting with about seven Challenger teams attending plus the Defender, Oracle Team USA. ...
Marine Rescue NSW helps search for missing boy off Pearl Beach
By Ken McManus, ,
4:30 AM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
Marine Rescue NSW volunteers have again joined the search for a five-year-old boy who went missing yesterday afternoon off Pearl Beach on the Central Coast. ...
ISAF Youth Sailing World Champ - Australian Youth Team ready to race
By Cora Zillich, ,
3:27 AM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
The 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship will officially open tomorrow, Saturday, 12 July, in Tavira, Portugal. Twelve young Australian sailors and three coaches contesting eight classes are part of the 370 sailors from a record 68 nations who will start racing out of Club Náutico de Tavira on Monday, 14 July 2014. ...
RMYC Toronto to host Northshore Nationals on Lake Macquarie
By Rod Mackay, Lake Macquarie ,
3:06 AM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
The Sailing Committee at Lake Macquarie’s RMYC Toronto are pleased to announce invitations for the fifth Australian Championships for Northshore Yachts. The event will feature spinnaker and non spinnaker divisions, and one design starts in classes that attract entries of five or more. ...
2014 Sarasota Grand Prix - 77 Lucas Oil SilverHook got second place
By Barbara Biers, ,
2:42 AM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
This year’s 30th Suncoast Super Boat Grand Prix, once again drew record crowds into the streets and along the beaches of Sarasota. An estimated 40,000 fans lined Main Street to cheer for their favorite teams and despite the rain shower towards the end, the crowd enjoyed what is one of the biggest holiday parades in Florida. ...