ISAF Rolex World Sailor of The Year Nomination - Aleh And Powrie
By Daniel Smith, ,
1:01 PM Tue 12 Nov 2013 GMT
In the ISAF Rolex World Sailor of The Year Nomination, as current Olympic and World Champions Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie have established themselves as the class act in Women’s 470 fleet racing. ...
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race day 8 - Fast, wet and wild
By Clipper Ventures, ,
12:46 PM Tue 12 Nov 2013 GMT
For the Clipper Round the World, in descriptions more aptly used for a day at a theme park, skippers have described day eight as being a fast, wet, wild and truly exhilarating sleigh ride. The Southern Ocean certainly appears to be living up to its big reputation, with 'wonderful winds and towering seas' providing magnificent sailing conditions and real miles made on the route to Western Australia ...
ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards - Raiya Al Habsi Celebrates
By Daniel Smith, ,
12:31 PM Tue 12 Nov 2013 GMT
At the ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman is a familiar site for Raiya Al Habsi and she will be joined by friends and family. ...
Laser World Championships - Nick Thompson gunning for gold
By Lindsey Bell,
12:17 PM Tue 12 Nov 2013 GMT
Nick Thompson, with three World Championship medals already under his belt is in no doubt as to where his sights lie heading into next week’s Laser World Championships in Oman (17-23 November). ...
Extreme Sailing Series - Realteam gears up for the final Act
By MaxComm Communication, ,
11:39 AM Tue 12 Nov 2013 GMT
At the final Act of the Extreme Sailing Series season, Realteam is gearing up to race due to kick off in Florianopolis in Brasil on Thursday. Originally planned in Rio, the race organisation opted for Florianopolis for safety reasons. ...
Mini Transat - Start of race postponed
By Mini Transat 2013, ,
10:39 AM Tue 12 Nov 2013 GMT
For the Mini Transat, this morning the Race Director posted an amendment regarding a postponement of fifteen hours to the start of the race from Sada to Pointe-à-Pitre. The new warning signal will be given on Wednesday 13 November at 9:00am. ...
Clipper Round the World - Race 4 full of drama!
By Julia Wall-Clarke, ,
10:11 AM Tue 12 Nov 2013 GMT
The Clipper 2013-14 Race four departed Cape Town for Albany, Western Australia just over a week ago under the stunning vista of Table Mountain, in rather frustratingly light winds. Just 48 hours later however, a ferocious storm whipped up. ...
Laser World Championships - Legends' return raises the stakes
By Oman Sail,
9:06 AM Tue 12 Nov 2013 GMT
At the Laser Standard Men’s World Championships 2013 , the return of Brazilian sailing legend Robert Scheidt after nine years in the Star class has raised the stakes among the 2016 Olympic Games contenders at the Laser Standard Men’s World Championships 2013 starting in the Sultanate of Oman on Sunday November 17, organized and hosted by the Ministry of Sports Affairs and Oman Sail. ...
ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Nominee - Ian Williams
By Daniel Smith, ,
8:15 AM Tue 12 Nov 2013 GMT
Ian Williams (GBR) is one of the finest racers on the scene as a four time ISAF World Match Racing Champion. Williams has been the man to beat on the Alpari World Match Racing Tour and when he raised the Championship title in 2012 he surpassed some of the all-time greats. ...
Etchells National Championship day 1
By Tracey Johnstone, ,
7:53 AM Tue 12 Nov 2013 GMT
The Australian Etchells class National Championship started today in shifty, soft conditions, on the offshore waters of Queensland’s Gold Coast. ...
ISAF Rolex World Sailor Of The Year Awards: Paul Larsen nominated
By Daniel Smith,
6:03 AM Tue 12 Nov 2013 GMT
Paul Larsen became the fastest man on the water, reaching 65.45 knots on Vestas Sailrocket 2 and eleven years of hard work and effort came to fruition on 24 November 2012. For his endeavours and testing the restraints of physics in sailing Larsen received a nomination for ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year. ...
Sydney Short Ocean Racing Championship – Enter now
By Di Pearson, ,
2:02 AM Tue 12 Nov 2013 GMT
With the Cabbage Tree Island Race out of the way, yacht owners are now focusing their attention on Middle Harbour Yacht Club’s 36th Sydney Short Ocean Racing Championship (SSORC), to be held on the weekend of November 30 and December 1. ...
World Sailing Speed Kitesurfing Record shattered in Salin-de-Giraud
By Tanguy Blondel, ,
9:34 PM Mon 11 Nov 2013 GMT
On November 11, Alexandre Caizergues shattered the World Sailing Speed Kitesurfing Record over 500 metres with a blinding average of 56.62 knots in the 'Salt and Speed' Volkswagen Transporter Arena located in Salin-de-Giraud, France. In so doing, he has improved on the previous record set by American Rob Douglas by 0.97 knots. ...
Mini Transat fleet sets sail for Sada November 12
By Solene Rennuit, ,
8:49 PM Mon 11 Nov 2013 GMT
In the Mini Transat, come November 12 at 17.30 local time, the start for the race from Sada to Pointe a Pitre will take place. The wind is moving into the northern sector, allowing the Minis sail in their favourite way, carrying the breeze from behind. ...
Transat Jacques Vabre becomes more tactical for IMOCA Open 60 fleet
By Soazig Guého, ,
8:25 PM Mon 11 Nov 2013 GMT
In the Transat Jacques Vabre, though five different boats revealed over the course of today (Monday) that they will make technical pit stops, the race for the IMOCA Open 60 fleet has become more tactical as they seek the best lanes of breeze, gybing downwind 150 miles north of Madeira and the pair of MOD70s, passing the latitude of the Canary Islands, are still making regular speeds of 23-25kts. ...
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. ...
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