Extreme Sailing Series: Burling and Tuke back on board for Nice Act
By ETNZblog, ,
2:34 AM Mon 29 Sep 2014 GMT
The Extreme Sailing Series event in Istanbul seems to have only just finished, but already the containers are in the Ville de Nice set to gear up for this weeks penultimate regatta. Peter Burling and Blair Tuke are back onboard this week, fresh from their 49er World Championship win and looking to make it two wins from two events for Emirates Team New Zealand on the Extreme Sailing Series ...
2014 Buddy Melges Challenge - Lotte Meldgaard Pedersen wins US event
By WIM Series, ,
2:19 AM Mon 29 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 Buddy Melges Challenge - In Sunday’s final matches in the Buddy Melges Challenge, Stephanie Roble and Lotte Meldgaard Pedersen showed the crowds on the bluffs of Lake Michigan how top class match racing should be sailed. It took five absolutely thrilling matches for the Danish crew to secure their first WIM Series event victory since last summer’s Danish Open. ...
America's Cup: Oracle Team USA's AC72 takes to the streets
By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, ,
1:43 AM Mon 29 Sep 2014 GMT
Oracle Team USA's winning AC72 takes to the streets of San Francisco, one year on from the Team's successful Defence of the America's Cup.
This week the AC72 catamaran Oracle Team USA raced to victory is going to be a special guest at Oracle OpenWorld 2014 in San Francisco. ...
Alpari World Match Racing Tour - Canfield wins first Dutch Match Cup
By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, ,
4:56 PM Sun 28 Sep 2014 GMT
Matches between the world’s top two match racing skippers are always aggressive affairs on the Alpari World Match Racing Tour (AWMRT). In the pre-start of the first match, Canfield stuck two penalties on Williams, leaving the British boat playing catch-up. ...
Collinson FX Market Commentary: September 27, 2014 - KIWI a shadow
By Collinson FX, ,
1:22 PM Sun 28 Sep 2014 GMT
September 27, 2014: Commodity currencies continued to remain under extreme pressure, after the mayhem of the previous day, with threatened Central Bank intervention. The KIWI closed the week a shadow of its former self, trading 0.7850, while the AUD fared marginally better on 0.8760. ...
Pantaenius and Camper & Nicholsons Marinas become strategic partners
By Pantaenius Marine Insurance, ,
11:45 AM Sun 28 Sep 2014 GMT
Pantaenius, the world’s leading specialist yacht insurance company, has been at the forefront of yacht insurance for more than 40 years, earning a reputation for transparency and commitment to customer service that provides round-the-clock international support and reliable, speedy claims settlement. ...
Auckland On The Water Boat Show: Images from the final day
By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, ,
10:54 AM Sun 28 Sep 2014 GMT
The Auckland International Boat Show concluded today having enjoyed four days of moderately acceptable weather. Attendance figures have not yet been announced however they are expected to be close to or exceed last year's Show. ...
British ocean adventuring legend launches round the world record bid
By Alan Priddy, ,
9:59 AM Sun 28 Sep 2014 GMT
Mr Priddy hopes to shave up to seven days off the current powerboat record of 60 days 23 hours 49 minutes, held by New Zealander Pete Bethune. He will make the formal announcement at the Fathom Ship Efficiency Conference in London on Wednesday October 1st. The boat has been designed by Professor Bob Cripps, former Technical Director of VT Halmatic. ...
Marine Wind Farms - coming to your cruising waters, what to do?
By Sail-World Cruising, ,
9:23 AM Sun 28 Sep 2014 GMT
World-wide the development of marine wind farms will grow. Britain's RYA is taking a proactive stance that can serve as an example for other yachting bodies. If wind farms could be an issue in your waters, its important to follow just what is happening in GBR. Speaking today Stuart Carruthers, RYA Cruising Manager said 'The RYA will now be responding to those of the Panel’s questions that have bee ...
Kite Foil Gold Cup Australia 2014 – Day two video
By Byrnes - Business Lawyers, ,
8:20 AM Sun 28 Sep 2014 GMT
What a great day for kiting at Kite Foil Gold Cup Australia 2014! 10-15 knot North Easterly and slight seas. Kites zooming around like supersonic mosquitoes but mosquitoes buzz whereas foiling kites are completely silent! ...
Bart's Bash: Update and Video - Information overload!
By Bart's Bash, ,
8:08 AM Sun 28 Sep 2014 GMT
At the time that we are writing this, it is almost exactly a week since the first race took place at Wakatere Boating Club in New Zealand, followed by hundreds of races across the globe that we have been told attracted record numbers of sailors to your clubs ...
2014 17th Asian Games - Sailors Varsha, Aishwarya still in medal race
By Asian Games, ,
5:36 AM Sun 28 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 17th Asian Games - The Indian duo, who led a small bunch of six teams after six races on Friday, finished third in the seventh race but were disqualified later to pick up seven penalty points after one of the competing teams, Malaysia, protested against one of their maneuvers and it was upheld by the race organisers at Wangsan Sailing Marina. ...
2014 U.S. Team Racing Championship - Day 2
By US Sailing, ,
4:41 AM Sun 28 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 U.S. Team Racing Championship - It was a picturesque day on Marblehead Harbor with plenty of sunshine for the second day of the U.S. Team Racing Championship. Once again, a lack of consistent breeze made for a challenging day for the Race Committee, umpires and competitors. Nevertheless, PRO Susie Schneider and her team were able to complete Round Robin One ...
2014 Cork Fall Regatta and Laser Class District Championship - Day 1
By Marianne Davis, ,
4:00 AM Sun 28 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 Cork Fall Regatta and Laser Class District Championship - Today began with minimal breeze from the North. After a short on-shore postponement, all fleets were launching and heading to the course at 1130. The wind filled in to six - nine Knots from the South-West. ...
2014 Buddy Melges Challenge - USA leads Denmark in Sheboygan final
By WIM Series, ,
3:29 AM Sun 28 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 Buddy Melges Challenge - Saturday’s racing in the Buddy Melges Challenge on Lake Michigan, USA, saw more breeze than ever before during the week. Stephanie Roble used her local knowledge to show a clean sheet for the day, going in to Sunday’s conclusion with a one – zero lead over Lotte Meldgaard Pedersen in the final, sailed as a best of five match series. ...
2014 U.S. Adult Sailing Championship - Benz Faget wins third mallory
By US Sailing, ,
2:51 AM Sun 28 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 U.S. Adult Sailing Championship - A balanced field and limited racing usually leads to close races and a crowded leaderboard. This was the situation on Eagle Mountain Lake for the last day at the U.S. Adult Championship, hosted by Fort Worth Boat Club. ...
J/105 North American Champ - Wilmer/McLaughlin team maintain advantage
By Julie and Christopher Howell, ,
2:22 AM Sun 28 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 J/105 North American Championship - Five races are now in the books, and just three points separate the top three teams at the J/105 North American Championship hosted by Royal Canadian Yacht Club in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ...
Images from Cannes: Régates Royales – Trophée Panerai
By Eugenia Bakunova www.mainsail.ru, ,
11:38 PM Sat 27 Sep 2014 GMT
Photographer Eugenia Bakunova of leading Russian website www.mainsail.ru was on the water at the 36th edition of the Régates Royales – Trophée Panerai, and provided this gallery of images of the classics racing off Cannes. ...
Régates Royales – Trophée Panerai: Cannes at its best
By Eugenia Bakunova, www.mainsail.ru, ,
11:18 PM Sat 27 Sep 2014 GMT
The 36th edition of the Régates Royales – Trophée Panerai drew to a close on Saturday.
Photographer Eugenia Bakunova was on the water at the 36th edition of the Régates Royales – Trophée Panerai, and provided this second gallery of images of the classics racing off Cannes. ...
RYA Zone and Home Country Championships - Mixed bag on opening day
By Matt Carter, ,
7:59 PM Sat 27 Sep 2014 GMT
More than 1,000 of the nation’s Olympic sailing hopefuls of the future took the waters across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland today for the opening day of the 2014 RYA Zone and Home Country Championships (27 September). ...
Régates Royales – Trophée Panerai concludes in grand style
By Les Regates Royales, ,
7:18 PM Sat 27 Sep 2014 GMT
The 36th edition of the Régates Royales – Trophée Panerai drew on a close on Saturday. The five day long regatta ended in grand style and in typical Cote d'Azur conditions, with blue skies, warm weather and light airs. Four races for the Classics and ten for the 12 Metres crowned this year's winners: Vanity V, Chinook, Mariquita, Sagittarius, Dorade, Sirius, Freya and Speedbird. ...
How to make a distance scale for faster navigation
By Captain John Jamieson, Florida ,
6:16 PM Sat 27 Sep 2014 GMT
If you are anything like me, sailing navigation can be a challenge when short- or single-handed sailing. But you still need to be able to plot fast and accurate positions for sailing safety. Here one little-known sailing tip used by the pros that will help you do just that! ...
Dutch Match Cup - Gilmour keeps clean sheet in Lelystad
By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, ,
6:01 PM Sat 27 Sep 2014 GMT
David Gilmour was the only skipper to keep a clean sheet in today’s light-air action at the Dutch Match Cup in Lelystad. Team Gilmour swept aside their fellow Western Australians in a 3-0 Quarter Final against Keith Swinton and Team Alpari FX. The young Aussies then took the first match of their Semi-Final against the reigning ISAF World Champions, Taylor Canfield and US One. ...
J70 European Championship - Calvi Network emerges victorious
By Elena Giolai, ,
5:45 PM Sat 27 Sep 2014 GMT
Carlo Alberini of Italy on Calvi Network takes top prize in the first European J70 Championships. On the last exciting day of competition the outstanding Rochas of Spain wasn’t able to topple the leader. ...
Dutch Match Cup - GAC Pindar through to fifth consecutive semi-final
By Tom Dowler, ,
5:02 PM Sat 27 Sep 2014 GMT
Ian Williams and his GAC Pindar crew responded to a challenging qualifying session on Friday in Lelystad, to win a tense quarter-final against Phil Robertson (WAKA Racing), 3-2 and book a fifth consecutive semi-final in the Alpari World Match Racing Tour at the Dutch Match Cup. ...