Josh Junior turns tables on Olympic rival in 2014 Finn Nationals
By Sail-World.com, ,
9:11 AM Sun 9 Feb 2014 GMT
Josh Junior turned the tables on his 2016 Olympic rival, Andrew Murdoch, with a narrow but convinging win in the 2014 Finn nationals sailed at the Maretai Boating Club.
Mudoch finished third in the regatta in which Josh Junior won six of the nine races sailed ...
Team Jolly update on Beating the Boys in the Oceanbridge Sail Auckland
By Team Jolly, ,
8:45 AM Sun 9 Feb 2014 GMT
2012 Olympic Gold medalists and 2013 World Champions, Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie, update after their win in the Womens and Open 470 class at the 2014 Oceanbridge Sail Auckland Regatta. We competed in Sail Auckland last weekend, as our first regatta in the 470 since October last year, we were more than a little rusty at times ...
18ft Skiffs Australian Championship final race
By Frank Quealey, ,
8:40 AM Sun 9 Feb 2014 GMT
Gotta Love It 7 became the 2013-2014 Australian 18ft Skiff champion after another brilliant win in the final race of the championship on Sydney Harbour today.
Seve Jarvin, Scott Babbage and Ed Smythe (replacing the regular for’ard hand Sam Newton, who was married yesterday) again proved their dominance with the 2 rig on the North-East course to win by 53 seconds. ...
Top Laser sailors win OKI 24-hr Race but just miss lap record
By Danielle Wright, ,
6:56 AM Sun 9 Feb 2014 GMT
The 2014 OKI 24-hr Race results are in, with Andy Maloney and Nicholas Heiner coming through on the winning boat, sailing for Mansons TCLM Ltd with 118 laps - almost as many as Chris Dickson's 120 lap record.
'These are true champions,' said Murray's Bay Sailing Club Commodore Dave Gunn. 'You can't just cruise around in this competition and this year we had very good but very tough sailing cond ...
A Radio New Zealand 'Spectrum' Documentary: The Sunburst at 50 Years
By Nigel Price, Wakatere Boating Club ,
6:55 AM Sun 9 Feb 2014 GMT
At the recent 2014 Sunburst Nationals held in January at the Wakatere Boating Club in Devonport, the class concurrently held a weekend celebrating the 50 years since the first boat was launched.
Radio New Zealand National sent Lisa Thompson along to record a documentary in their 'Spectrum' series about the 50th anniversary regatta and celebrations. ...
2014 Javelin and Flying Dutchman Nationals concluded at Wellington
By Demian Dixon, Wellington ,
6:54 AM Sun 9 Feb 2014 GMT
Demain Dixon reports on the combined Flying Dutchman and Javelin Nationals sailed in Wellington late last week and over the weekend. Wellington provided typical conditions with a sporty 18 to 25 kt Southerly blasting down the bay. The Race Officer set a course at the Southern end of Evans Bay which made for spectacular viewing from the clubhouse. ...
Two more marine deaths from carbon monoxide poisoning
By Sail-World Cruising, ,
5:41 AM Sun 9 Feb 2014 GMT
It was a British fishing boat, not a sailing boat, where the two men died, but the dangers are the same, and all leisure sailors should be aware of any equipment on their boat which emits carbon monoxide - such as a stove or auxiliary genset - and safety authorities are recommending strongly that such boats should have a Carbon Monoxide Alarm. ...
Clipper Round the World Brisbane to Singapore Race 8 stopped
By Sail-world.com, ,
4:20 AM Sun 9 Feb 2014 GMT
Clipper Round the World Brisbane - Race 8 update: Fleet to continue motor sailing
Justin Taylor, the Race Director of the Clipper Race, has reviewed the expected weather forecasts for the South China Sea for phase B of Race 8 and it is clear that there is not enough wind to race to Singapore. ...
New Zealand sailors voyage out to protest oil drilling
By Sail-World Cruising round-up, ,
12:29 AM Sun 9 Feb 2014 GMT
A group of activist sailors who are incensed about the oil drilling off the coast of Otago in New Zealand's south island have set sail from Dunedin to voice their opposition. ...
New Zealand's National Sailing Day - be in it!
By Yahoo/Sail-World Cruising, ,
11:05 PM Sat 8 Feb 2014 GMT
New Zealand yacht clubs and their sailors are getting ready - or some are - for the first ever National Sailing and Boating Day. On 16th February, there will be a grand push to entice more people onto the water - whether you've any experience or not in the sailing world. ...
Bruny Island Race - Fork in the Road claims line honours
By Peter Campbell, ,
9:48 PM Sat 8 Feb 2014 GMT
Former Olympic and world champion sailor Gary Smith has added another trophy to his vast collection, this morning steering his 45-foot yacht The Fork in the Road to a line honours win in Tasmania’s iconic Bruny Island Race. The Fork in the Road crossed the finish line off Battery Point at 06.10am at the end of a slow and sometimes frustrating circumnavigation of Bruny Island, south of Hobart. ...
Le Maxi 80 Prince de Bretagne et Lionel Lemonchois en route vers Rio
By Fanny Evenat, ,
7:18 PM Sat 8 Feb 2014 GMT
S'il avait déjà éprouvé un immense sentiment de soulagement, jeudi soir, lorsque son équipe technique est arrivée à ses côtés à bord d'un remorqueur de 24 mètres, c'est la même émotion mais en encore plus grand qu'il a ressenti hier, au moment du coucher du soleil, lorsque son Maxi80 Prince de Bretagne s'est de nouveau retrouvé à l'endroit. ...
We mourn the passing of Hugh Elliot
By ISAF, ,
5:40 PM Sat 8 Feb 2014 GMT
With a great sadness, ISAF reports that Hugh Elliot (USA) passed away unexpectedly on 2 February. As a young adult, Hugh was an avid Laser sailor and also served as a Vice President in the North American Laser Class and on the International Laser Class World Council. ...
Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition qualification system published
By ISAF, ,
5:10 PM Sat 8 Feb 2014 GMT
The qualification system for the 2016 Olympic Sailing Qualification has now been published. The Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition regatta venue is the Marina da Glória with racing taking place inside and outside the Guanabara Bay and will feature 380 athletes competing across 10 events. ...
RHKYC Class Regatta 2014 - day 1. Miserable.
By RHKYC Media and Guy Nowell/Sail-World Asia, Hong Kong ,
4:08 PM Sat 8 Feb 2014 GMT
In Hong Kong’s New Territories today, a total of 51 boats, 24 in the short course and 27 in the long course division, took to the waters of Port Shelter for the 2014 RHKYC Jeanneau Class Regatta. The turnout was impressive, given the morning’s lack-lustre breeze and heavy skies, and competitors patiently waited while the flukey conditions ...
Kaenon Interviews: Peter Burling and Glenn Ashby on foiling
By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, ,
1:01 PM Sat 8 Feb 2014 GMT
Sail-World.com's NZ Editor talks with two members of the Kaenon team at the A-class World Championships, Peter Burling and Glenn Ashby, on how the day's racing went in the NZ Nationals, and about foiling in the 18ft singlehanded catamaran. ...
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