Extreme Sailing Series 2014 Act 8 - Superb podium finish for Realteam
By Realteam Sailing, ,
9:00 AM Tue 16 Dec 2014 GMT
The team, led by Jerome Clerc, will not compete on the 2015 Extreme circuit but intends instead to focus entirely on the Decision 35 Vulcain Trophy season in Switzerland. The professional sailing squad onboard Realteam capped a superb 2014 season with a third place in Sydney last weekend that put them on the third step of the overall Extreme Sailing Series Championship podium. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Chris Nicholson on the Team Vestas Wind disaster - 1
By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, Auckland, NZ ,
6:22 AM Tue 16 Dec 2014 GMT
Part 1 of three part interview with Team Vestas Wind skipper, Chris Nicholson on the wrecking of the Volvo Ocean Race yacht on an idyllic atoll in the South Indian Ocean during the night of November 29. In this part, Nicholson discusses the factors leading up to hitting the reef, interspersed with other research information, charts, video and images. Parts 2 and 3 will follow on consecutive days. ...
National Pies Launceston to Hobart Race - Long voyage to contest
By Peter Campbell, ,
5:46 AM Tue 16 Dec 2014 GMT
When Tasmania’s newest yacht, a Marten 49 design, reaches the start line for next week’s 285 nautical mile Launceston to Hobart Yacht Race, she will have already sailed at least 1800 nautical miles from Fremantle to Beauty Point. ...
USA 4 Windsurfing campaign
By USA 4 Windsurfing Campaign, ,
4:30 AM Tue 16 Dec 2014 GMT
Change is inevitable. No matter how hard you try to keep things the same, there comes a time when you must move on. The harder you resist, the more difficult the change. ...
Les frères Garcia courront sous les couleurs de We Are Water
By Daniel Ferrando, ,
3:07 AM Tue 16 Dec 2014 GMT
Le bateau de Bruno et Willy Garcia portera le nom de We Are Water autour du monde pour cette nouvelle édition de la Barcelona World Race. Ils reprennent ainsi le flambeau qu’avaient porté en 2010-2011 Jaume Mumbru et Cali Sanmarti. ...
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Ed’s one last midnight ramble
By Jim Gale, ,
2:30 AM Tue 16 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - After races to Hobart, Ed Psaltis is going to call it quits after just one more; this 70th anniversary race will be his last. ...
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - One last modification to Wild Oats XI
By Rob Mundle, ,
1:25 AM Tue 16 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Bob Oatley’s Rolex Sydney Hobart race record holder, Wild Oats XI, is out of the water for a final modification after a high speed and rough weather training run off Sydney. ...
Sydney-Hobart: Wacky Races 2 - Frosty, Hoonigan and Wilbo
By John Curnow, ,
10:48 PM Mon 15 Dec 2014 GMT
This is Peter Perfect in the Turbo Terrific from the 60s cartoon series, the Wacky Races. Of course, to Australians and a plethora of motoring enthusiasts the world over, the real life Peter Perfect will always be The King of The Mountain. RIP Brocky (Peter Geoffrey Brock). ...
Day 11 of PSA's Laser Santa 12 Days of Christmas
By PSA, ,
8:46 PM Mon 15 Dec 2014 GMT
Day 11 of the PSA Laser Santa 12 Days of Christmas and the offer is a trolley wheel on for $25. Check out our Facebook page and looking at our website http://www.psasailing.com.au/shop/accessories/beach-dolley-wheels-each/ ...
Yachtsman of the Year Awards in doubt after sponsor goes bust
By Barry Pickthall, ,
4:26 PM Mon 15 Dec 2014 GMT
The defaulting entrepreneur has left a huge hole in the finances of the Yachting Journalists’s Association, organisers of the awards, and the annual lunch at Trinity House, where the winners are traditionally announced, may have to be cancelled this January unless a new sponsor can be found. ...
RORC Transatlantic Race 2014 - Big adventure comes to an end
By Louay Habib, Race Reports, ,
3:56 PM Mon 15 Dec 2014 GMT
RORC Transatlantic Race 2014: The Spirit of Adventure crew of 15 were met dockside by representatives of the Royal Ocean Racing Club and well wishers at Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina. After enjoying an ice cold beer, the first cold drink for two weeks, the crew cleared customs and headed for the Victory Bar for eggs and bacon. ...
Datchet Flyer - Tight battle for overall honours
By Andy Rice, Winchester ,
3:41 PM Mon 15 Dec 2014 GMT
GJW Direct SailJuice Winter Series - Datchet Flyer: Nick Craig and Alan Roberts raced their Merlin Rocket to victory in the Datchet Flyer, which tested competitors across a variety of wind conditions. The second of eight events in this season’s GJW Direct SailJuice Winter Series, the battle for overall honours was incredibly tight, with just seven points separating the top six. ...
ISAF World Sailing Rankings – 15 December 2014
By ISAF, ,
3:05 PM Mon 15 Dec 2014 GMT
ISAF World Sailing Rankings - 15 December 2014 - The World Cup Final was a 100-point regatta and whilst Shaw took maximum points, Tartaglini’s eighth was enough for her to hold on to World number one heading into 2015. Shaw remains at World number two with Laura Linares (ITA) at World number three and 2014 World Champion Charline Picon (FRA) at World number four. ...
Gosford to Lord Howe Island Yacht Race comes to a close
By David Slingsby, ,
12:23 PM Mon 15 Dec 2014 GMT
Organisers of the Gosford to Lord Howe Island Yacht Race Gosford Sailing Club, after a comprehensive review, has regrettably announced that it will not be the organiser of a Gosford to Lord Howe Island Yacht Race in future. This brings to a close the forty year history of the only annual Category One ocean race in Australia besides the Sydney to Hobart Race. ...
Comanche; Supermaxi Showdown VIDEO
By Dale Lorimer, Sydney ,
12:12 PM Mon 15 Dec 2014 GMT
In what is touted to be one of the most hotly contested Rolex Sydney Hobart line honours battles in recent history, there's been plenty of on-water supermaxi activity over the last week. ...
Christmas Caribbean Rally 2014 - Atlantic adventures underway
By Sailing Rallies, ,
10:51 AM Mon 15 Dec 2014 GMT
The second edition of the Christmas Caribbean Rally (CCR), after months, and in many cases years of preparation, set off from Marina Rubicon, Lanzarote on 14th December at 12 noon. The fleet enjoyed almost perfect start conditions sailing in 20-25 knots of breeze from the NNW in a calm sea. ...
Western Australian State Viper 640 Championships - Vipers debut
By Viper Viper, western australia ,
10:28 AM Mon 15 Dec 2014 GMT
While the Viper 640 has been sailing in Australia for five years, this weekend is the first time Vipers will sail as one design class in their inaugural regatta – The Western Australian State Viper 640 Championships. ...
Extreme Sailing Series - L’équipe voile Realteam monte sur le podium
By Realteam Sailing, ,
9:07 AM Mon 15 Dec 2014 GMT
Extreme Sailing Series l'Act 8 - L’équipe de voile suisse Realteam signe une magnifique saison 2014. Après la deuxième place acquise dans le cadre du Vulcain Trophy, Realteam monte sur le podium des Extreme Sailing Series grâce à sa troisième place lors de l’Act 8 à Sydney. ...
Sail Canada offshore personal survival training
By Sail Canada, ,
5:09 AM Mon 15 Dec 2014 GMT
Sailors around the world take Safety at Sea - Sea Survival training to prepare themselves and their boats for distance and offshore sailing. Safety at Sea - Sea Survival programs are offered in many countries, including Australia, Canada, France, Italy, New Zealand, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States. ...
Maserati Twilight Regattas preview
By MC38 Association, ,
4:01 AM Mon 15 Dec 2014 GMT
The Maserati Twilight Regattas runs from Monday 15th through to Wednesday 17th and will be hosted by the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron. It has been an amazing week on Sydney Harbour with the Solas Big Boat Challenge and Extreme 40s in town, the action continues this evening as the MC38 line up to dazzle Sydney siders in their final One Design Regatta of 2014, proudly sponsored by Maserati. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne - Successful medal-haul for Australia
By Cora Zillich, ,
3:34 AM Mon 15 Dec 2014 GMT
At the ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne (8-14 December) it was a successful medal-haul for the Australian Sailing Team. A Hat-trick by Tom Burton in the Laser, Gold in the 49er for Outteridge/Jensen 49er and for Waterhouse/Darmanin in the Nacra17 and 2 Paralympic fleet gold. ...
Miami Star Winter Series - Commodores Cup Final day
By Paul Cayard, ,
3:02 AM Mon 15 Dec 2014 GMT
Commodores Cup - There was barely four knots of wind for the start of race one today. Brian and I started in port tack, at the committee boat, hit the right corner, and never looked back. There were a few tricky moments on the first run, in four knots of wind, but we managed our position well. For the second lap, the breeze built to six knots and steadied out a bit which made out lives easier. ...
2014/15 Audi Melges 20 Miami Winter Series - Jason Michas wins
By Melges 20, ,
2:19 AM Mon 15 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 /2015 International Audi Melges 20 Miami Winter Series - Event No. 1 - One final light air race concluded the 2014/15 Audi Melges 20 Miami Winter Series Act No. 1 on Sunday, hosted by Coconut Grove Sailing Club (CGSC) with championship winner Jason Michas on Midnight Blue along with tactician Mark Mendelblatt and crew Trevor Moore winning the final heat and taking the overall win. ...
SYC sailors impressive results in Sail Sydney and Sail Melbourne
By Bronwen Hemmings, ,
2:00 AM Mon 15 Dec 2014 GMT
Based at Woollahra Sailing Club on Sydney Harbour, Sail Sydney conducted six days of Olympic class sail racing. Southport Yacht Club was represented by nine (9) of our best High Performance sailors. ...
2014 RORC Transatlantic Race - Yacana crosses finish line
By Louay Habib, ,
1:54 AM Mon 15 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 RORC Transatlantic Race - Aref Lahham's Swan 68, Yacana crossed the finish line of the RORC Transatlantic Race on Sunday 14th December at 03:25 UTC. The crew are all friends from Greece and the German Frers designed yacht with classic lines is beautifully maintained and balanced for a heavy displacement yacht. ...