J/105 Midwinter Championship - Terry McLaughlin dominates
By J105 Class Association, ,
2:37 AM Mon 10 Mar 2014 GMT
At the J/105 Midwinter Championship, hosted by Lakewood Yacht Club in Seabrook, Texas, Terry McLaughlin dominated the fleet. Sailing Avici with Paul Parsons, Kevin Taylor, Jeff Cooke, Emmett Dickheiser and Monica Parsons, McLaughlin (recently named Sail Canada’s Rolex Sailor of the Year) totaled only 22 points in the 11 race series. ...
52 Super Series US Championship Miami - Azzurra confirmed runner-up
By Azzurra, ,
2:19 AM Mon 10 Mar 2014 GMT
In the 2014 52 Super Series Azzurra is confirmed runner-up in the US circuit dedicated to the high-performance TP52's, the highest-level monohull class in the world. The circuit will come to the Mediterranean on May 20th, with the Rolex Capri Sailing Week. ...
Port of Los Angeles Harbor Cup 2014 - The pressure is on
By Betsy Crowfoot, Los Angeles, CA ,
1:14 AM Mon 10 Mar 2014 GMT
At the seventh annual Port of Los Angeles Harbor Cup, hosted by Los Angles Yacht Club, the pressure is on for the Cal Maritime Keelhaulers, vying for their fourth win in as many years. ...
Collinson FX Market Commentary: March 7, 2014 - KIWI attractive
By Collinson FX, ,
10:29 PM Sun 9 Mar 2014 GMT
Collinson FX Market Commentary: March 7, 2014 - Tensions surrounding the Geo-Political developments in the Ukraine have overshadowed economic data during last week. Commodity currencies fared well over the week, although an attempt at 0.9100 for the AUD, failed with the currency closing the week at 0.9050. The KIWI managed to hold gains around 0.8450 and certainly looks attractive levels to buy ...
Bad Karma as roving American cruising sailor fined in New Zealand
By Lee Mylchreest, ,
8:23 PM Sun 9 Mar 2014 GMT
Apart from the occasional drug smuggler that tries to avoid detection by masquerading as an innocent nomadic sailor, cruising sailors get into very little trouble as they cruise around the world. So it's significant and surprising that an American skipper is in trouble with the New Zealanders for behaving dangerously on his yacht. ...
Love to sail but no time for maintenance? What about a cat syndicate?
By Kate Elkington, ,
8:11 PM Sun 9 Mar 2014 GMT
Love to go sailing when every you choose but don't have enough time for all that maintenance? Here's an opportunity. Shares are selling fast for a new Whitsunday catamaran syndicate. ...
America's Cup: Second US sailor joins Oracle Team USA
By Oracle Team USA, ,
7:45 PM Sun 9 Mar 2014 GMT
American Andrew Campbell is the newest recruit to join Oracle Team USA and he is making his debut with the team during its training camp in Sydney Australia this week. Following up his college sailing with Olympic campaigns in the Laser and Star class, Campbell sailed for the United States in the Laser in the 2008 Olympic Games in China.
And it’s from a relationship formed in the Laser that he ...
Another rescue for second-time unlucky solo sailor
By Sail-World Cruising, ,
7:38 PM Sun 9 Mar 2014 GMT
He just can't seem to take a trick. The last time Scottish solo sailor Andrew Halcrow attempted to sail non-stop around the world his mast stayed intact but his appendix broke. This time AFTER he had successfully negotiated the dreaded Cape Horn his appendix couldn't cause any more trouble but his mast broke. ...
Images from the Sydney Harbour Regatta: 18's, sportsboats and AC45's
By Beth Morley, Sydney, NSW ,
7:00 PM Sun 9 Mar 2014 GMT
Sydney photographer, Beth Morlley presents a medley of shots from this weekend's HH Sydney Harbour Regatta.
Included are images of both Team Australia and Oracle Team USA's AC45's and a final shot of the series for the JJ Giltinan - with Gotta Luv it 7 and Asko ...
Clipper Yacht Race fleet fight to be fastest into Qingdao
By Clipper Ventures, ,
11:51 AM Sun 9 Mar 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race 2013-14, with the wind dropping and conditions easing, the yachts in the middle of the fleet have increased their sail plans as they race to be the fastest boat into Qingdao. ...
Does two make one for the Etchells Victorian Championship?
By John Curnow, ,
11:44 AM Sun 9 Mar 2014 GMT
Magpie, which is helmed by Graeme Taylor, with Steve Jarvin and James Mayo crewing, is the reigning Victorian champion. Magpie was also recently installed as the 2014 NSW Etchells champion, as well. So after a second and sixth place on day two of the 2014 Victorian Etchells Championship, Magpie has taken the overall lead by a notable and quite possibly defendable, four points. ...
Images from the 2014 Harken Schools Regatta
By YTP Media, ,
9:11 AM Sun 9 Mar 2014 GMT
YTP Media provided this gallery of images from the Hatken Schools regatta, won this year by Kristin School ...
The start of the 2014 Geraldton Classic
By Rick Steuart, Perth ,
9:08 AM Sun 9 Mar 2014 GMT
The Geraldton Classic has been a stand out race in the offshore racing circuit for 45 years in Western Australia and has been run concurrently between the Geraldton Yacht Club and South of Perth Yacht Club. ...
Kristin School wins Harken Schools Regatta
By Sara Tucker, Auckland ,
9:04 AM Sun 9 Mar 2014 GMT
The Kristin School team of Leonard Takahashi, Sam Hassall, Rory McCutcheon and Oscar Gunn have won the 2014 Harken Schools Regatta. 15 year old Takahashi improved his results on the water today winning the Gold Fleet with a total of 16 points, after qualifying yesterday in fifth place overall. ...
Sydney Harbour Regatta 2014 - Another successful regatta wraps up
By Di Pearson, ,
8:37 AM Sun 9 Mar 2014 GMT
Sydney Harbour Regatta 2014 - Despite some highbrow crew, Miller, from Neutral Bay, attributed his win to trimmer Pete ‘Technics’ Wilson. 'We couldn’t have done it without him,' Miller stated. ...
2014 JJ Giltinan: The Gotta Love It 7 team become champions
By Frank Quealey, ,
8:04 AM Sun 9 Mar 2014 GMT
The Gotta Love It 7 team of Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton and Scott Babbage officially became the 2014 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff champions on Sunday,after a magnificent regatta performance which saw the team score five wins and one second place from the six races which count towards the final points. ...
52 Super Series Miami Regatta - Tough day for Azzurra
By Azzurra, ,
5:05 AM Sun 9 Mar 2014 GMT
In the 2014 52 Super Series Azzurra has a tough day and loses its overall lead a day before the Miami regatta comes to a close but still holds on to the top spots of the scoretable. ...
Audi Melges 20 Miami Series - Taylor, Lucas and Brown awarded honors
By Melges 20, ,
4:46 AM Sun 9 Mar 2014 GMT
For Audi Melges 20 Bacardi Miami Sailing Week 2014 (BMSW) champion John Taylor, aboard Ninkasi, congratulations are in order. Taylor sailed the event with tactician Bill Hardesty and crew Joey Mello. ...
JJ Giltinan Trophy: Full delayed coverage of Race 7
By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, Auckland, NZ ,
4:44 AM Sun 9 Mar 2014 GMT
Race 7 of the JJ Giltinan Trophy got underway at 3.00pm on Sunday - see the full delayed coverage here
Although the winner is decided with one race to go, the battle for the minor places was wide open. Could the Kiwis get on the podium? Or will it be a clean sweep? Follow the action here. ...
2014 Bacardi Cup - Grael & Pulfer are champions
By Jan Harley, ,
4:07 AM Sun 9 Mar 2014 GMT
The mantra 'a bad day on the water is better than a good day at the office' will resonate with many of the sailors who have been racing at the fifth Bacardi® Miami Sailing Week Presented by EFG. While yesterday the breeze was higher than allowed for competition by some class rules ...
34th St. Maarten Regatta - The fleet sets sail for Marigot on Day 2
By Heineken Regatta, ,
3:45 AM Sun 9 Mar 2014 GMT
Superb sailing, point-to-point distance racing, classic round-the-buoys windward/leeward courses, perfect spinnaker sets, botched spinnaker douses, and even a busted halyard that ended the racing for one of the event's largest yachts just moments after it began: It was a wild day. ...
2014 52 Super Series - Quantum Racing lead into Super Sunday
By 52 Superseries, ,
2:53 AM Sun 9 Mar 2014 GMT
2014 52 Super Series - Quantum Racing go into the final day of racing at the 52 US Championship in Miami with a lead of two points after rescuing a valuable third place from what proved to be one of the most tactically testing races yet. They took places down the final fluky run of Saturday’s only contest to establish slender advantage over rivals Azzurra ...
J/105 Midwinter Championship - Terry McLaughlin lengthens advantage
By J105 Class Association, ,
2:21 AM Sun 9 Mar 2014 GMT
After another five-race day at the J/105 Midwinter Championship Terry McLaughlin lengthened his advantage. Sailing Avici with Paul Parsons, Kevin Taylor, Jeff Cooke, Emmett Dickheiser and Monica Parsons, McLaughlin (recently named Sail Canada’s Rolex Sailor of the Year) notched another round of consistent scores to total just 20 points in 10 races heading into the final day of competition. ...
Barton-under-Needwood sailor presented with award by Ian Walker
By RYA, ,
10:37 PM Sat 8 Mar 2014 GMT
A promising young Barton-under-Needwood sailor was presented with a special award to recognise his achievements by double Olympic silver medalist and Volvo Ocean Race skipper, Ian Walker, at the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show (Sunday 2 March). ...
JJ Giltinan: The race for the Masters - Hamlin and Winning
By Sail-World, ,
10:15 PM Sat 8 Mar 2014 GMT
Interview with two of the great names of 18fter sailing - Howie Hamlin (USA) and John Winning (AUS) - on their long tine involvement in the class and their on the water rivalry for the Masters Trophy at the JJ Giltinan Trophy in Sydney. ...