Les Voiles de St. Barth - Weather factors in + Video
By Kirsten Ferguson, ,
10:23 AM Thu 17 Apr 2014 GMT
The Weather Gods had promised more breeze for day two of Les Voiles de St. Barth, and it came in a steady line of squalls moving south to north across the island, presenting challenging conditions for competitors and the Race Committee alike. ...
Spi Ouest France - Gunning for the top spot
By Groupama Sailing Team, ,
10:11 AM Thu 17 Apr 2014 GMT
Dominating last season in M34, Groupama Sailing Team won all the races, except one: The Spi Ouest France. Beaten by a very high performance Courrier Dunkerque, from there on in Franck Cammas' crew were on an upward spiral. ...
Collinson FX Market Commentary: April 17, 2014 - KIWI treads water
By Collinson FX, ,
11:57 PM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
Collinson FX Market Commentary: April 17, 2014 - Chinese Retail Sales continued to expand, although this is marginal in terms of economic impact, as the economy is trade drvien unlike the domestic driven Western nations. This did support demand, halting the recent slide in commodities, underpinning the associated currencies. The AUD is attempting to regain the 0.9400 level and the KIWI was treadin ...
HUD Vision: An interview with Afterguard Marine’s Alex Moret
By David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, Seattle ,
9:57 PM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
Heads Up Displays (HUDs) have long been the holy grail of the tech-savvy racing sailor. This technology was developed to give fighter pilots there-when-they-need-it information at a glance. While racing sailors are more interested with tactical edges over their competitors than getting missile lock on an enemy, the basic information need is the same. ...
RS800 Grand Prix at Stokes Bay SC
By Peter Barton, ,
9:50 PM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
Round 1 of the UK RS800 Grand Prix series kicked off at sun drenched blue sky mecca of Stokes Bay over 12/13 April. The double bonus was how the sunshine and the tide direction boosted the forecasted wind to fun levels on both days with Saturday even being quite fruity over the legendary Stokes mogul field. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - US Sailing Team ready for action
By US Sailing, ,
9:29 PM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
Following a short break after the completion of ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca in Spain, the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider will be in action again April 21-26 at the upcoming World Cup event in Hyères, France. A strong American contingent of over 30 athletes will compete in nine Olympic classes. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - The return of Outteridge and Jensen
By Australian Sailing Team, ,
9:01 PM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
After the recent gold and two bronze medals at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca, the Australian Sailing Team are now just a few days away from the start of racing at the next ISAF World Cup Regatta in Hyères, France. Over 1,100 athletes have registered to sail in Hyères next week, including a near-full contingent of the Australian Sailing Team and Squad. ...
RYA Youth National Championships - Gold fleet racing underway + Video
By Matt Carter, ,
8:45 PM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
On day three of the RYA Youth National Championships, sunshine and an average 12-15 knots greeted the 392 sailors vying for Championships honours as the nation’s future Olympic hopefuls took to the water for another fantastic day of competition. ...
Teen organizes fundraiser for Andrew Simpson’s Sailing Foundation
By Sarah Johnson, ,
7:57 PM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
Fourteen year old Billy Vennis Ozanne, from Hampshire is organizing for the proceeds from the HISC 5th May Pursuit Race to be donated to his sailing hero Andrew (Bart) Simpson’s Sailing Foundation. Billy was inspired after meeting the gold and silver Olympic medallist, Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson when he visited Hayling Island Sailing Club two years ago following the 2012 London Olympics. ...
Tripulaciones de lujo en la quinta edición de Les Voiles de St. Barth
By Fabrice Thomazeau, ,
6:16 PM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
A punto de poner punto final a la temporada del Caribe, las 70 embarcaciones inscritas en esta quinta edición de Les Voiles de St. Barth están disfrutando del buen ambiente de la isla, tanto en tierra como en el mar. Con las nueve clases separadas en cuatro salidas diferentes, la flota disputó ayer la primera regata con una ligera brisa de entre 8 y 10 nudos. ...
Laser Europa Cup - 346 sailors battle in Marseille
By Barbara Murray (As Amended by ISAF), ,
6:05 PM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
The second leg of the 2014 Europa Cup series was held in Marseille, France over the weekend ending on 15 April. Racing got off most days at around noon except for the third day when the first start was at about five and saliors docking as the sun went down. ...
Auckland - Tauranga Race: Start postponed for six hours
By Richard Gladwell, Sail-world.com/nz, ,
5:20 PM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
The start of the Auckland to Tauranga race has been delayed for at least six hours due to strong winds, predicted to be gusting to 60kts at the race start. The average wind strength at Bean Rock for the original start time of 1000hrs was predicted to be 35 kts gusting into the 60's. With the postponed start winds are expected to be a more sedate 23kts average, gusting to a more managable 35kts. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng Race Team first official qualifier
By Dongfeng Race Team, ,
5:01 PM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
The first team to officially qualify for the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race is Dongfeng Race Team. Confirmation came direct from Jack Lloyd, Race Director of the Volvo Ocean Race that following the team’s recent 18 day training voyage, Dongfeng Race Team has met the official qualification requirements of sailing 2,000 nautical miles non-stop with 60% of the crew members for Leg 1 onboard. ...
ORC European Championship - Past champions return
By ORC Media, ,
4:53 PM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
With the final version of the Notice of Race now posted, entries for the ORC European Championship are now quickly increasing, with teams from seven countries from throughout Europe now entered. Among them are some past champions at this and other international ORC events, with all gathering at Real Club Nautico Valencia (RCNV) for racing over 1-6 July. ...
Springtime boat buyers need to take care of a few key things
By BoatUS, ,
4:40 PM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
With the top boat buying season of the year kicking off, springtime boat buyers are on the prowl. The nation’s largest recreational boating advocacy and services group, Boat Owner Association of The United States (BoatUS), has some must do tips before you sign on the dotted line. ...
ISAF Match Race Rankings for 16 April 2014
By ISAF, ,
4:20 PM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
The ISAF Race Rankings for 16 April 2014 have been released. Taylor Canfield (ISV) and Camilla Ulrikkeholm (DEN) occupy the world number one spots in the Open and Women's Match Race Rankings. ...
Tall Ships Regatta - Countdown underway to Falmouth start
By Clive Reffell, ,
4:04 PM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
Wednesday, 9 April, marked the start of Royal Greenwich's 150 day countdown to this year’s Tall Ships Regatta. The Dutch sailing schooner Tolkien carried guests from Woolwich Pier to Greenwich Pier and back. The sun shone, a gentle breeze blew and musicians sang and played sea shanties to set the mood. ...
RS300 Sprint Championship at Rutland SC + Video
By Steve ‘Harold Abrahams’ Bolland, ,
3:57 PM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
A fantastic entry of 24 RS300s appeared on the starting blocks of the annual Sprint Championship hosted once again by the excellent Rutland Sailing Club. The first round of three, 20 minute races on Saturday morning saw the athletes subjected to a wind-assisted 11m/s down the back straight which caused all kind of problems to just about everyone at some point ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres – World’s best to race on French Riviera
By ISAF, ,
3:44 PM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
The ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres will see Olympic medallists, World Champions and ISAF Sailing World Cup medallists compete as the 2013-2014 series draws to a close. More than 1,100 sailors across ten Olympic and two Paralympic events will race on the French Riviera from Monday 21 April through to Saturday 26 April. ...
Spi Ouest France Intermarché - Oman Sail kicks off European season
By Oman Sail, ,
3:29 PM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
Oman Sail’s multinational race squad, skippered by Sidney Gavignet and tasked with racing the M34 in the Tour de France a la Voile and the Sultanate of Oman’s flagship MOD70 this season, will line up on the start line of Spi Ouest France Intermarché on Thursday for a weekend of racing on the M34 and J80 in La Trinite-sur-Mer. ...
Rolex China Sea Race – Fleet off to a clean start
By KPMS, ,
3:21 PM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
The 27th edition of the 565nm Rolex China Sea Race commenced today with a fleet of 34 international yachts. With Hong Kong’s impressive skyscraper skyline forming a domineering backdrop, the fleet made a clean start under a steady easterly breeze of eight knots. ...
RORC Easter Challenge – Tokoloshe to lead the charge
By James Boyd, ,
3:13 PM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
The RORC's UK season commences on the Solent this Good Friday with the three day long Easter Challenge. As an indication that Britain is slowly extricating itself from recession, there are a few new boats in the Solent this year. ...
RS200 Sprint Championships at Rutland
By Julian Bradley & Claire Walsh, ,
2:54 PM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
A fleet of twenty 200s were one of several flavours of RS gathered for their annual splash and dash, The Sprints. Ignore those who say the format is kerazy, bada-bing, bada-boom, the Rutland people have it off to a ‘T’ (thanks to John Fothergill, David Rowlands and team). ...
El barco de 'Piratas del Caribe' vuelve al Museo Volvo Ocean Race
By Volvo Ocean Race, ,
12:58 PM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
El barco de 'Piratas del Caribe' vuelve al Museo Volvo Ocean Race ...
2016 Vendée Globe: Where are the women?
By Vendée Globe, ,
12:18 PM Wed 16 Apr 2014 GMT
Vendée Globe 2016 - Lining up at the start of the Everest of the Seas in 1996, Isabelle Autissier and Catherine Chabaud opened the Vendée Globe up to women. The former was forced to stop in Cape Town to repair her rudder, after being up there with the frontrunners. ...