2015 IRC Australian Championship heading to Hamilton Island
By Lisa Ratcliff, ,
4:21 AM Mon 25 Aug 2014 GMT
Yachting Australia is pleased to announce the 2015 IRC Australian Championship will be heading to Hamilton Island. ...
2014 IFDS World Championship - New champions claim medals
By Kathy Large, ,
3:53 AM Mon 25 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 IFDS World Championship - Three world championship teams have been named in three Paralympic sailing classes. They won their titles at the High Liner Foods IFDS Worlds 2014 regatta held at the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Aug. 19-24th. ...
2014 IFDS World Championships - Sunday’s race images by Tim Wilkes
By Guy Perrin, ,
3:32 AM Mon 25 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 IFDS World Championship - Tim Wilkes was back on the water for Sunday’s race of 2014 IFDS World Championships to capture these images. ...
Shark World Championships underway in Toronto
By John D. Brunt, ,
2:05 AM Mon 25 Aug 2014 GMT
The 2014 Shark World Championships began today August 24 with a practice race and will continue until Friday the 29th. ...
Double Gold for Singapore at Youth Olympics
By Singapore Sailing, ,
1:48 AM Mon 25 Aug 2014 GMT
The Singapore Sailing Team made a breakthrough with the nation’s sailors finishing strongly in the final day of racing in Nanjing to deliver Singapore’s first ever Gold medals in Olympic competition. Bernie Chin held his lead and his nerve going into the final day of racing to place fifth in the final race, which counted as double points and non-discardable ...
Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi second o'all - Extreme Sailing Series, Day 3
By Anna Tunnicliffe, ,
1:04 AM Mon 25 Aug 2014 GMT
These days, twice Rolex Sailor of the Year and Olympic Gold medalist, Anna Tunnicliffe (USA) alternates between sailing aboard Alinghi in the Extreme Sailing Series, and chasing a serious ranking in the world of CrossFit. She reports in from Cardiff, Wales after Day 3 of the Extreme Sailing Series, sailing as tactician aboard Alinghi. ...
Formula Kite World Championships - Nocher and Bridge crowned Champions
By Markus Schwendtner, Istanbul ,
12:15 AM Mon 25 Aug 2014 GMT
Maxime Nocher (FRA, North) and Steph Bridge (GBR, North) have won the 2014 Formula Kite World Championship titles. On the final day of competition in Burc Beach, Istanbul-Turkey, four medal races were run in both men and women fleets, in perfect conditions and winds averaging 12-15 knots. ...
Loving our midwinter pit stop in NZ, nothing like home
By Pete Burling & Blair Tuke, Tauranga ,
11:34 PM Sun 24 Aug 2014 GMT
We have been back in NZ for the last 10 days having just completed the Rio de Janeiro '2-year-out Olympic Sailing Test Event'.
Peter Burling and Blair Tuke are back in New Zealand and report on their Extreme Sailing Series experience, the Auckland Fiji Race, and their defence of their European 49er Champions title. 'This was our first chance to start sussing out the 2016 Olympic sailing waters. ...
Emirates Team NZ: Frustrating Day 3 in Extreme Sailing Series, Cardiff
By Warren Douglas, ,
10:33 PM Sun 24 Aug 2014 GMT
Another frustrating time for Emirates Team New Zealand on Day 3 of the Extreme Sailing Series.
The day started with the hearing into yesterday’s collision, resulting in the team being awarded average points for the three races missed because of it. ...
Extreme Sailing Series: Light winds help The Wave Muscat - Day 3
By Extreme Sailing Series, ,
7:24 PM Sun 24 Aug 2014 GMT
What a difference a day makes. If yesterday’s Extreme 40 racing on Cardiff Bay was all about power, today was about tactics and finesse, with light breeze dancing across the bay, at Act 5 of the Extreme Sailing Series™ presented by Land Rover. Only five races were sailed in the shortened schedule ...
Extreme Sailing Series 2014 Act five - Absent without leave – the wind
By J.P. Morgan BAR, ,
6:43 PM Sun 24 Aug 2014 GMT
However, after two long days with a record-breaking 19 races sailed, the wind barely showed up until the end this time, and only another five races were contested. It was another steady day for the team aboard J.P. Morgan BAR, with a race win in the opener, followed up by a solid series of results to finish the day still in third place. ...
IFDS Worlds 2014 - Images: Race day five
By Jude Robertson, ,
6:16 PM Sun 24 Aug 2014 GMT
Jude Robertson was stationary all day on the 2.4mR committee boat of IFDS Worlds hence he focus on that fleet. ...
Herreshoff Classic Regatta 2014 - Images by Ingrid Abery
By Ingrid Abery, ,
6:05 PM Sun 24 Aug 2014 GMT
The Herreshoff Classic Regatta is an annual event drawing participants from around the world. Classic yachts, many of them Herreshoff designs, gather for a weekend of racing and social events. The 2014 Herreshoff Regatta will celebrate the centennial of three Herreshoff Designs: The Newport 29, Buzzard's Bay 25, and the Buzzards Bay Boys Boat. ...
Youth Olympics - Gold to Argentinean and Chinese Techno 293 racers
By ISAF, ,
5:23 PM Sun 24 Aug 2014 GMT
A single undiscardable race brought the Techno 293 racing to a close with the conditions testing the 20 boy's and 21 girl's racers who took to the course. Three knots gusting up to eight knots from an easterly direction made life tough on the race course with those with excellent tactical nous and light wind prowess excelling. ...
Sailing legends meet at Etobicoke Open Regatta
By Greg Nicoll, ,
5:23 PM Sun 24 Aug 2014 GMT
Sailing legends met this weekend at the Etobicoke Yacht Club Levels and Open Regatta in Toronto to share memories swap stories. ...
Youth Olympics Games Nanjing - Double Youth Olympic Gold for Singapore
By ISAF, ,
4:43 PM Sun 24 Aug 2014 GMT
Chin held on to his overnight lead whilst Yom advanced from second to first in a gripping final day of the Youth Olympic sailing competition. The Byte CII fleets raced in a steady 4-5 knot breeze that was coming from an easterly direction and the tension was high in both races. ...
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race 2014 - Two Handers celebrate
By RORC Event Press, ,
4:25 PM Sun 24 Aug 2014 GMT
Three Two-Handed teams from Ireland, Britain and Germany have now accomplished that magnificent achievement. Racing Two Handed around Britain and Ireland requires all-round skill, great seamanship and tenacity. Most of the time, the Two Handed pair are alone on deck. ...
Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Championship 2014 - Brazilian dance party
By International Audi Melges 20 Class Association, ,
12:30 PM Sun 24 Aug 2014 GMT
After an overcast, light and tough Day Two, the skies cleared allowing for a sunny, 10-15 knots of breeze from the Northeast for the final two races of the 2014 Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Championship hosted by Sail Newport. The team on Portobello consisting of owner-helm Cesar Gomes Neto, tactician Andre Forseca and John Bowden wasted no time in putting a stamp on this event. ...
IFDS Disabled Sailing Worlds Day 5 - USA fighting for Rio 2016 Berths
By Will Ricketson, ,
11:55 AM Sun 24 Aug 2014 GMT
The United States will have a chance to qualify in all three classes (2.4mR, SKUD-18 and Sonar) during the final day of racing on Sunday, August 24. US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider Paralympic-class athletes have been training all year for this moment, and tomorrow will be the decisive day. There was plenty of action on the penultimate Day five of racing. ...
IFDS Worlds 2014 - Day 5 - Stage is set for the final showdown
By Sail Canada, ,
11:25 AM Sun 24 Aug 2014 GMT
2.4mR sailors launched first for an 11am start, while the SKUDs and Sonars had a 12-noon gun start. Three races were scheduled to make up for the lack of racing on Wednesday and Thursday. The breeze proved to be a bit stronger today with bands of pressure and some shifts moving through each course. ...
J/111 World Championship 2014 - Day 4: Shmokin Joe consolidates lead
By Stuart Johnstone, Cowes, Isle of Wight ,
10:09 AM Sun 24 Aug 2014 GMT
The first race of the day, the eighth of the series, was started from the vicinity of Bart's Bash buoy to the east of the Bramble Bank in the Solent. The race began in eight knots of wind from 313, the forecast was for 10 knots with some expecting the wind to diminish after lunch. Frédéric Bouvier's J Lance 9 was first to flop on to port. ...
Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi on top - Extreme Sailing Series, Day 2
By Anna Tunnicliffe, ,
10:05 AM Sun 24 Aug 2014 GMT
These days, twice Rolex Sailor of the Year and Olympic Gold medalist, Anna Tunnicliffe (USA) alternates between sailing aboard Alinghi in the Extreme Sailing Series, and chasing a serious ranking in the world of CrossFit. She reports in from Cardiff, Wales after Day 2 of the Extreme Sailing Series, sailing as tactician aboard Alinghi. ...
EUROSAF Youth Sailing, European Championship 2014 - Report
By John Friend, ,
9:46 AM Sun 24 Aug 2014 GMT
Both teams win three gold medals in the process, amongst fierce competition from other nations. The top eight sailors in each fleet qualified to compete in the medals races. These were sailed on an inshore course, in sight of spectators onshore, with each fleet enjoying a separate start. Races were scheduled to last less than 30 minutes and each fleet was launched in the sequence of their start. ...
2014 IFDS World Championships - Breezy frustrations
By Colleen Coderre, Halifax, NS ,
9:36 AM Sun 24 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 IFDS World Championship - Another light and shifty day in Halifax created challenges for race committees as they scramble to adjust to the constant wind shifts, moving course locations and shortening courses in an effort to get some quality races in today. ...
2014 Detroit Cup - Down to the final four
By Dobbs Davis, Detroit ,
9:13 AM Sun 24 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 Detroit Cup - Another day of very light air and even fog in the morning could not stop the completion of the Quarter-Finals and the determination of the four Semi-Finalists today at the 2014 Detroit Cup, hosted by Bayview YC. These four will meet each other in a first-to-three point series tomorrow in the final day of the event, the second stop in the ISAF Grade Two US Grand Slam series. ...