It's the boat that matters, not the name
By Bruce Kirby,
1:49 PM Wed 24 Apr 2013 GMT
In an attempt to rescue the Laser Class from its downhill course of the past few years I have reluctantly decided that a name change, or re-branding is necessary. During the past three or four years dealers have had difficulty getting timely delivery of boats, and in particular, of parts. ...
De Lage Landen launch Clipper Race yacht entry One DLL
By Ruth Harrington, ,
1:37 PM Wed 24 Apr 2013 GMT
De Lage Landen, a global provider of leasing and finance solutions, launched their new Clipper 70 yacht entry that will take part in the Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race this afternoon. The yacht, part of the new state of the art fleet of ocean racers owned and operated by the race organisers and debuting in the latest edition of the Clipper Race, will be named One DLL. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - More day 3 images by Thom Touw
By Anna Parker and The Sail-World Team, ,
12:56 PM Wed 24 Apr 2013 GMT
Photographer Thom Touw was out on the water to capture this gallery of images during day three of the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Hyeres. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup, Hyeres - U.S. sailors continue the charge
By Dana Paxton, ,
12:10 PM Wed 24 Apr 2013 GMT
With sailors at ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères into the final series to determine medal racing slots, U.S. sailors continued their charge at improving results. The characteristic, gusting wind was back in the mid-teens and two races were completed in all classes, except the 49er and 49er FX with three. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup - Pavlos Kontides gets back to the basics
11:35 AM Wed 24 Apr 2013 GMT
Claiming your country's first ever Olympic medal could turn a life upside down with new found fame and glory, but not for Cyprus' Pavlos Kontides. The Cypriot sailor made all the headlines in his country during London 2012 as he sailed fearlessly to a well-deserved silver medal. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup - Top sailors battle head to head in Hyeres
By ISAF, ,
11:00 AM Wed 24 Apr 2013 GMT
At the ISAF Sailing World Cup, the mistral kicked in on the third day of racing in the South of France as the final series got underway, pitting the top sailors against one another. After two days of tricky breeze, a fresh 17-20 knot easterly breeze was welcomed by the sailors as racing ramped up. ...
ISAF World Cup, Hyeres: Kiwi crews in the hunt on Day 1 of Finals
By Jodie Bakewell-White,
10:59 AM Wed 24 Apr 2013 GMT
Four New Zealand teams remain in the top five of their fleets after DDay 1 off the Finals racingg at the ISAF World Cup in Hyeres, Frannce ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Day 3 images by Thom Touw
By Anna Parker and The Sail-World Team, ,
10:46 AM Wed 24 Apr 2013 GMT
On the third day of competition at the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Hyeres, France, photographer Thom Touw was on site to capture this gallery of images. ...
Laser Europa Cup - Greek talent excels in Marathon
By Barbara Murray, ,
10:00 AM Wed 24 Apr 2013 GMT
Leg five of the 2013 Laser Europa Cup in Marathon, Greece provided the opportunity for Greek sailors in the circuit to measure themselves in the mostly breezy event. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup - Hyeres double for Belcher and Ryan
By Craig Heydon, ,
8:12 AM Wed 24 Apr 2013 GMT
At the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres, Mathew Belcher and Will Ryan have made the perfect start to finals racing with two wins from two starts in the 470 men’s class. Belcher and Ryan went into the finals in fourth positions with their two wins moving them up to second, two points behind Great Britain’s Luke Patience and Joe Glanfield. ...
Bob Adriance honored with ABYC Life Service Award
By D. Scott Croft, ,
7:04 AM Wed 24 Apr 2013 GMT
Bob Adriance, the freshly retired editor of the Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) Marine Insurance Program damage avoidance publication Seaworthy, was recognized with an American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) Lifetime Achievement Award. ...
Melges 24 European Sailing Series heads to Lake Balaton
By Fiona Brown, ,
6:32 AM Wed 24 Apr 2013 GMT
The inaugural 2013 event for the International Melges 24 fleet is this week set for Balatonfüred's Kolsoka Marina, on the shores of Lake Balaton in Hungary. The MVM Balaton Melges 24 Regatta will take place at their lakeside venue from 25-28 April. ...
Olympic medallists to make guest appearance at top team racing event
By Georgie Corlett, West Kirby ,
5:15 AM Wed 24 Apr 2013 GMT
Two Olympic silver medallists are set to take on West Kirby Sailing Club’s home team plus other top teams from across the UK, USA and Ireland, as the world’s largest team racing event, the British Open Team Racing Championship for the Wilson Trophy, is hosted by West Kirby Sailing Club over Bank Holiday weekend (3-5 May). ...
Team Hydros launch Hydro Contest for university students + Video
By MaxComm Communication, ,
4:05 AM Wed 24 Apr 2013 GMT
While part of the team is chasing down, the 'Blue Ribbon', a speed record on Lake Geneva with l'Hydroptère.ch, and Hydros sailors are preparing the Class C World Championship in Falmouth (UK), Team Hydros has launched the Hydro Contest, a competition for university students in technical and engineering schools. ...
RS Vareo Bollé GP at Tata Steel
By Richard Willows, ,
3:13 AM Wed 24 Apr 2013 GMT
Despite the rather dismal weather forecast, nine RS Vareo's entered the Bollé GP Circuit event at Tata Steel over the weekend of 12/13th April, most of the entries from Tata Steel and Llangdegfed , with Cheryl Wood venturing south from Pennine sailing club and Richard Willows coming up from near Bude. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Tribute from Simon Le Bon to Magnus Olsson
2:59 AM Wed 24 Apr 2013 GMT
Simon Le Bon sailed with Magnus Olsson on board Drum in the 1985-86 edition of the race. Le Bon has sent The Volvo Ocean race website a personal tribute to his smiling Swedish friend, who died on April 20 at the age of 64.
A musician and the owner of the maxi yacht Drum, Le Bon was participating in the Fastnet with skipper Skip Novak when the boat lost her keel and capsized. ...
RS800 Grand Prix 2013 at Castle Cove SC
By Toby Wincer,
2:01 AM Wed 24 Apr 2013 GMT
On Saturday morning 27 teams assembled on the terrace of Castle Cove SC (in the sunshine) overlooking the battle fields of the recent 2012 Olympic and Paralympics sailing venue of Weymouth Harbour for the first Crew Clothing Grand-Prix event of the season. For many it was the first time back in the boat and even back into their ‘shrunken wetsuits and harnesses’ since the Winter Champs in November ...
Inspirational sailor raises over £17,000 for IOW charities
By Amy Cada,
1:42 AM Wed 24 Apr 2013 GMT
The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust has been presented with a cheque for over £7,000 from Natasha Lambert, a young sailor born with cerebral palsy who achieved the amazing feat of sailing around the Isle of Wight on 9 September 2012 in 12 hours and 25 minutes in an effort to fundraise for three Isle of Wight charities. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Back to basics for Pavlos Kontides
By Daniel Smith, ,
1:33 AM Wed 24 Apr 2013 GMT
Pavlos Kontides, 'Hyeres is one of the biggest events of the season.' ...
Reef water quality report card unveils encouraging results
By GBRMPA Media, ,
1:04 AM Wed 24 Apr 2013 GMT
The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) has applauded the efforts of thousands of farmers and graziers who are working to boost the health of the Great Barrier Reef, after a report card showed progress is being made in improving water quality. ...
The Atlantic Cup announces VX One Class to race
By Atlantic Cup Media,
12:59 AM Wed 24 Apr 2013 GMT
The third annual 2013 Atlantic Cup presented by 11th Hour Racing, gets underway in less than a month. Manuka Sports Event Management is pleased to announce three new race partners, Block Island Organics, Jamestown FiSH and McMurdo. In addition the VX One class will race as a promotional class in the the Newport Inshore Series. ...
Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta - Over 100 visiting boats due
By Baily Publications, ,
12:50 AM Wed 24 Apr 2013 GMT
Over a third of entries for July's Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2013 are coming from outside Dublin Bay. See entry list below. The buoyant statistic for Dun Laoghaire's combined clubs regatta was revealed yesterday as a current entry tot of 310 boats received to date was announced. ...
International 14 Class World Championships at RCYC preview
By Peter Hayward, ,
12:30 AM Wed 24 Apr 2013 GMT
International 14 Class World Championships will be hosted by RCYC this September. At its annual general meeting last night, the members of the Royal Canadian Yacht Club in Toronto elected active International Fourteener Jamie Keating as their new commodore. ...
Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2013 - NOR presented
By Baily Publications, ,
12:28 AM Wed 24 Apr 2013 GMT
Dun Laoghaire's Phil Smith urged Cork sailors to make a special effort to race at next year's Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta, the country's biggest sailing event, when he presented the Notice of Race (NOR) to delegates at the recent ICRA conference in Kilkenny. ...
Laser Legal tangles continue
By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team,
12:16 AM Wed 24 Apr 2013 GMT
Previously ISAF had recognised that LPE were no longer licensed Laser builders and had stopped the issuance of plaques by ILCA. Major developments in the last few days with ISAF changing tack and now in conjunction with ILCA moving boldly to remove Bruce Kirby´s design rights ...
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