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. ...
The Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 - Vicsail Wishes Good Luck in Sochi
By Cheryl Stanton, Rushcutters Bay ,
3:05 AM Fri 7 Feb 2014 GMT
The Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 - With an outstanding four years of results, we are all so excited for Chumpy to be the Australian flag bearer for tonight's Opening Ceremony. ...
French sailor awarded prestigious trophy for 'Act of Seamanship'
By Sail-World Cruising, ,
2:29 AM Fri 7 Feb 2014 GMT
Great seamanship has been recognised in a French sailor. The Cruising Club of America (CCA) has awarded the Rod Stephens Trophy to Jean-Pierre Dick of Nice, France, for outstanding seamanship, after sailing for 2,650nm without a keel while competing in a around-world event. ...
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Race schedule revised
By Clipper Round the World, ,
9:37 PM Thu 6 Feb 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, following delays due to unseasonable weather in the first stage of the race to Singapore, the Race Office has had to adjust the stopover timings and this will have a knock-on effect with Qingdao, San Francisco, Panama and Jamaica, but is expected to be back on the original schedule by New York. ...
SCYA Midwinter Regatta is firing up for competition
By Rich Roberts, ,
8:03 PM Thu 6 Feb 2014 GMT
The Southern California Yachting Association's 85th Midwinter Regatta is firing up for competition February 15-16 at 24 venues from San Diego to Ventura and Arizona, none busier than Alamitos Bay Yacht Club in Long Beach. ...
Pantaenius joins as sponsor for Newport Bermuda Race
By John Rousmaniere, ,
7:43 PM Thu 6 Feb 2014 GMT
The Bermuda Race Organizing Committee is happy to reveal that the Pantaenius Group has joined its distinguished stable of sponsors for the 2014 Newport Bermuda Race. Pantaenius American Yacht Insurance is the official lead sponsor of the 2014 Newport Bermuda Race’s web site tracker. ...
Two Handed Round North Island Race starts on Saturday
By Cameron Thorpe, ,
7:38 PM Thu 6 Feb 2014 GMT
The 2014 edition of the SSANZ Two Handed Round North Island Yacht Race supported by NZL Yachting Trust, starts at 2pm on Saturday eighth February off Devonport wharf. ...
Will your sailing boat's mast clear these hazards?
By John Jamieson, ,
7:14 PM Thu 6 Feb 2014 GMT
There are some dangers on inland waterways that don't occur in an open ocean. Look over any larger scale chart and you sometimes may see overhead power cables that span a narrow channel. Take care to make sure that your mast will clear the cable--before you attempt to pass beneath! Use these sailing tips for safety. ...
Primo Cup - Trophée Credit Suisse - Day 1 SB20 images
By Carlo Borlenghi images, ,
6:50 PM Thu 6 Feb 2014 GMT
Photographer Carlo Borlenghi was out on the water at the Primo Cup - Trophée Credit Suisse to capture these images of the SB20 Class on day one. ...
Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race - Early registration now open
By Bayview Mackinac Race Committee, ,
6:37 PM Thu 6 Feb 2014 GMT
It may be February but it is not too soon to begin your preparations for the 2014 Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race. Early registration is now available. ...
Hobie 16 World Championships - Pace set on day 1 + Video
By Peter Costello, ,
5:33 PM Thu 6 Feb 2014 GMT
At the Hobie 16 World Championships, the Youth and Women’s classes were first out on the race course to start the event which in turn saw the Grandmasters class sail in the afternoon. With four sets of sails for the event boats during the championships, the Women’s class had the hot coloured sails in red and yellow leaving the cool green and blue for the youth. ...
International Moth World Championship - Entries now open
By Hayling Island Sailing Club, ,
3:56 PM Thu 6 Feb 2014 GMT
Entries are now open for the 2014 International Moth World Championship which takes place at Hayling Island Sailing Club 18th-25th July 2014. The International Moth UK and Open National Championship will take place at HISC on the 16th and 17th July 2014. Entry is open to all boats of the International Moth class. ...
ISA 8th Annual Awards nominees announced
By ISA, ,
3:35 PM Thu 6 Feb 2014 GMT
We're excited to reveal the twenty nominees in contention for our five annual awards including the premier accolade; the ISA Sailor of the Year award. The awards will be presented at the ISA eighth Annual Awards Ball in the Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin on the first of March where we invite our members and supporters of Irish sailing to come together for an evening of celebration. ...
EFG Sailing Arabia The Tour - Final preparations are in full swing
By Daphne Morgan Barnicoat, ,
3:32 PM Thu 6 Feb 2014 GMT
With only three days to go until the start of EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour 2014, the excitement around the start location of Amwaj Marina in Bahrain is beginning to build. This event, which runs from February 9-24, is now in its fourth year and offers 15 days of intense sailing to test the skills of not only the region’s best sailing talent, but also a selection of elite world class sailors. ...
Hardy Cup - Jordan Reece scores another win
By Peter Campbell, ,
2:00 PM Thu 6 Feb 2014 GMT
At the Hardy Cup, for the second consecutive year, a representative of the host club, the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron, has won the prestigious Under 25, ISAF Grade 3 match racing event on Sydney Harbour. ...
Historic Milson Memorial Cup key for CYCA and RSYS yachts
By Peter Campbell, ,
12:10 PM Thu 6 Feb 2014 GMT
Saturday’s running of the historic Milson Memorial Cup will have a significant bearing on overall season results for yachts representing the host club, the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron, and the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia ...
Open Asian Windsurfing Championship – Four days of strong competition
By Icarus Sailing Media, ,
11:22 AM Thu 6 Feb 2014 GMT
SIM 33rd Singapore Open Asian Windsurfing Championship – Four days of strong competition was the main characteristic of the event, with the biggest interest on the Techno 293 class where the 27 boys and girls competing had to fight hard for the remaining three spots that would give them the valuable ticket to this years Youth Olympic Games taking place in Nanjing, China. ...
New marina at St.Kilda Harbour open for business!
By Peter Davey, Melbourne ,
9:47 AM Thu 6 Feb 2014 GMT
Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron officially opened its state-of-the-art 250-berth marina on Sunday 2nd February. Hundreds of members, friends and dignitaries celebrated the event on the marina and on boats in the brand new pens. ...
2014 Ronstan Tasar Victorian championships
By Chris Payne, Westernport Yacht Club ,
8:57 AM Thu 6 Feb 2014 GMT
Interest is building for the 2014 Ronstan Tasar Victorian Championships to be held on the weekend of 8-10th March 2014 at Westernport Yacht Club. ...
Veola 88th Bruny Island Yacht Race – Muir family’s Trevassa entered
By Peter Campbell, ,
8:54 AM Thu 6 Feb 2014 GMT
Veola 88th Bruny Island Yacht Race – This will be the first offshore race for the stoutly built Trevassa in more than two decades….'We are hoping for a bit of weather,' skipper John Muir said this week. ...
A-Cat Worlds: Controversy, secrets, 'Exploders' and windy conditions!
By Heather Forbes, Takapuna ,
8:03 AM Thu 6 Feb 2014 GMT
The 2014 A Class Catamaran Championships are being hosted by the Takapuna Boating Club, Auckland, New Zealand.
The 2014 New Zealand National and World A Class Championships are guaranteed to be an exciting competition over the next couple of weeks if the conditions are amenable here in warm and laid back Takapuna! ...
2014 New Zealand A-Class Championships about to start
By Kerry Ellis, ,
4:52 AM Thu 6 Feb 2014 GMT
Anticipation for the 2014 A-Class Catamaran World Championships has been building, and the wait is finally over. The one-handed racing event, which has attracted 79 competitors from around the world, will begin Saturday on the exciting waters off Takapuna. ...
Vicsail Brokerage Show - Yachts for sale
By Cheryl Stanton, Rushcutters Bay ,
1:46 AM Thu 6 Feb 2014 GMT
Vicsail Brokerage Show - Stop by d'Albora Marina in Rushcutters Bay to view a wide range of pre-owned yachts for sale. Including in the range are demo boats available at amazing prices: Oceanis 48 and SLY 43. This event is open to the public and we welcome everyone to come and check out the yachts. ...