AC World Series, Naples - Action concludes for Artemis Racing
By Artemis Racing,
10:46 AM Tue 23 Apr 2013 GMT
After nine successful America’s Cup World Series events, the revolutionary concept which has changed the landscape of sailing, concluded Sunday afternoon in Naples. Nowhere has this been more evident than here in Naples, with close to one million spectators out to watch the nine teams battle it out on Super Sunday. ...
Bollé RS700 Grand Prix at Castle Cove
By Hamish Griffiths, ,
9:52 AM Tue 23 Apr 2013 GMT
The RS700 Bollé Grand Prix opened last weekend at Castle Cove Sailing Club. Seven hearties turned up and were treated to near perfect weather and sailing along with our (shouty) friends in their RS800s. Saturday saw slightly gentler breezes from the South and a full day of beautiful sunshine. Sunday delivered South Westerlies and a nice force 3-4 ...
NCYC winter series starts on the 26th May 2013
By Richard Howard, ,
8:20 AM Tue 23 Apr 2013 GMT
The NCYC will be conducting its annual winter series each Sunday from 26 May 2013 to Sunday 7 July 2013. Racing will be conducted over seven weeks with the intention being that four of the weeks will be offshore windward-leeward courses (two races per day) and the remaining three weeks will be around NCYC’s standard offshore courses (single race per day with harbor start and finish). ...
ICOMIA supports boat show in Sanya, Hainan, China
By Barbara Fountoukos, ,
6:05 AM Tue 23 Apr 2013 GMT
Organisers of the International Boat Show and Festival - a new four-day boat show supported by the International Council of Marine Industry Associations – ICOMIA – in Sanya, Hainan Island, China have launched a concentrated, highly targeted marketing campaign to ensure this boat show will attract global industry leaders and high quality visitors. ...
Yacht Solutions and Ital Thai Marine get it together in Bangkok
By Yacht Solutions, Bangkok ,
5:48 AM Tue 23 Apr 2013 GMT
Yacht Solutions at Ital Thai Marine is a 112,000 square metre facility offering full ship building and repair capabilities plus a bonded warehouse and in-house design office. It is ISO 9001:2000 rated and boasts a lifting capacity up to 95 metres and 3,500 tonnes. It has access to two 115 metre dry docks, 300 metre alongside berthing, a floating dock up to 160 metres and 5000 tonnes lift capacity ...
Repairing rudder upside-down in the Southern Ocean
By Sail-World Cruising,
3:06 AM Tue 23 Apr 2013 GMT
It's all in a day's sailing: 'I used two safety lines to tie myself to the boat while I turned upside down off the stern to fix the rudder.' These are the words of 70-year-old solo circumnavigating sailor Jeanne Socrates, describing how she repaired her rudder in the Southern Ocean. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Light winds, mixed results on day 1
By Craig Heydon, ,
2:36 AM Tue 23 Apr 2013 GMT
At the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Hyeres, light winds have tested crews with a number of Australian sailors well positioned at the end of day one. Oliver Tweddell is the best placed Australian, finishing the day second in the Finn class ...
Collinson FX Market Commentary: April 23, 2013 - Bulls try hard
By Collinson FX,
11:53 PM Mon 22 Apr 2013 GMT
Collinson FX Market Commentary: April 23, 2013 - Equity markets were flat again to open the new week with the bulls attempting to get the car back on the road. Liquidity still flows thick and fast from the Fed, BoJ and ECB fueling the bubble in equities, although signs of the commodity bubble deflation is upon us and is sending nervous jitters through equities investors. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup - Annie Haeger on form in Hyeres
By Dana Paxton, ,
11:24 PM Mon 22 Apr 2013 GMT
Following a delay to allow the wind to strengthen into suitable conditions, day one of six at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères is in the books. A group of seventeen American athletes are competing in Women’s 470, 49er, 49er FX, Women’s RS:X, Laser and Finn classes. ...
ISAF World Cup: New Zealand lead Mens 470 after Day 1 in Hyeres
By Jodie Bakewell-White,
11:19 PM Mon 22 Apr 2013 GMT
Racing at ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres is underway with Day 1 of the six day regatta now drawing to a close in Hyeres, France. A solid team of kiwi campaigners are competing including 14 entries across six events including the Laser, Finn, 49er, 49erFX, Men’s 470 and Nacra17. Paul Snow-Hansen and Daniel Willcox in the Men’s 470 class top the 63 strong fleet ...
Steinlager 18ft Skiff ANZAC Regatta – starts this Thursday
By Auckland Sailing Club, Auckland ,
11:14 PM Mon 22 Apr 2013 GMT
Thirteen teams are to compete Thursday to Sunday this week in the Steinlager 18ft Skiff ANZAC Regatta sailed out of the Auckland Sailing Club, Okahu Bay. It is going to be a true Trans-Tasman affair with four quality Australian based teams joining the current New Zealand fleet on their home waters. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup - Return to action for familiar faces in Hyeres
10:58 PM Mon 22 Apr 2013 GMT
The first day of racing at ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères marked the return to action for familiar faces on the World Cup series as Robert Scheidt (BRA) stepped back into the Laser and Lijia Xu (CHN) and Marit Bouwmeester (NED) made a Radial return. ...
18ft skiffs: Top Australians to compete in ANZAC Weekend regatta
10:13 PM Mon 22 Apr 2013 GMT
A large and high quality fleet of 18ft skiffs are expected for the ANZAC Weekend Regatta which gets underway in Auckland this Thursday and runs through to Sunday, April 28, 2013.
In addition to the strong New Zealand fleet expected to number ten boats, four Australian skiffs will cross the Tasman. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Wright and Tweddel victorious on day 1
By Robert Deaves, ,
9:58 PM Mon 22 Apr 2013 GMT
After the tricky opening day of the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Hyeres, the 2010 World Champion, Ed Wright (GBR), is leading the Finn fleet. After posting a 17th in the first race, he came back to win the second race of the day. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Day 1 images by Thom Touw
By Anna Parker and The Sail-World Team, ,
9:50 PM Mon 22 Apr 2013 GMT
On the first day of competition at the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Hyeres, France, photographer Thom Touw was on deck to capture this gallery of images. ...
America's Cup: Artemis Racing's David Brooke on the improve
By Richard Gladwell,
9:31 PM Mon 22 Apr 2013 GMT
The family of David Brooke (NZL), a veteran of several America's Cup campaigns and Volvo Ocean Races, have advised that he is recovering successfully after an emergency liver transplant last week, in San Francisco. In an email yesterday, his father Don Brooke thanked all those who had sent messages of support to the family. 'David has turned the corner today', Don Brooke wrote. ...
Bay of Biscay rescue prompts plea from Coastguard
By Joanne Rawling/Sail-World Cruising, ,
8:52 PM Mon 22 Apr 2013 GMT
The classic schooner that won Britain's 2012 Pendessnis Cup has had to come to the aid of a lone Norwegian sailor in the Bay of Biscay, an incident which has prompt the British Coastguard to make yet another plea for sailors to be equipped with communication equipment when they leave port. ...
Audi Melges 20 Sailing Series - Day 2 nothing short of spectacular
By Joy Dunigan, ,
8:43 PM Mon 22 Apr 2013 GMT
Day two of racing at the 2013 Audi Melges 20 Sailing Series in Gaeta was nothing short of spectacular. Thanks to 13-15 knots of breeze, two more races were completed on Sunday with the Audi Melges 20 serving as a beautiful centerpiece in the city. ...
Sailing big winner with funding increase
By Rob Kothe and The Sail-World Team,
8:28 PM Mon 22 Apr 2013 GMT
In a long on air interview with ABC Brisbane last night, Sail-World was asked ´Could Sailing be the new Swimming?’ Naturally we said yes. The interview request was as a result of the news yesterday of the boost to sailing funding announced by the Australian Sports Commission (ASC). ...
Get inspired to learn a new sport at the WPNSA
By Jessica Francis, ,
8:15 PM Mon 22 Apr 2013 GMT
Now that the Olympic and Paralympic dust has settled, 2013 promises to be the busiest year yet for the Academy. Many people have been left inspired to learn a new sport through the success of the Games, and there has been no better time and place to continue this enthusiasm than at the sailing academy. ...
Dismasted Russian solo sailor rescued in Bass Strait
By Des Ryan, ,
8:02 PM Mon 22 Apr 2013 GMT
It was a quest that many dream of, but few see to fruition. 47-year-old Sergey Zjukov built his own 24ft boat and sailed it across the Atlantic twice before setting off from Portugal on a solo round-world journey. He had successfully sailed past two of the Great Capes - Cape of Good Hope and Cape Leeuwin, but made one big mistake. ...
RS Feva Grand Prix at Grafham Water
By Debbie Darling,
6:43 PM Mon 22 Apr 2013 GMT
The first RS Feva Grand Prix event of 2013 carried on as 2012 left off – sunny, light, shifty and extremely tricky! Grafham Water SC were the hosts for the 40 boats. The forecast was three to six knots on the Saturday and this forecast came true to form. ...
Vendée Globe president satisfied with new IMOCA gauge
By Bruno Retailleau, ,
5:58 PM Mon 22 Apr 2013 GMT
Bruno Retailleau, President of the Vendée Globe, said he was pleased with the new gauge prototype adopted on Friday by the IMOCA class. 'It is a good decision, which goes in the direction desired by the Board of Directors of the Vendée Globe.' ...
Wind at last for the Port Phillip Women’s Championship Series
By Lennie Beattie, Melbourne ,
4:58 PM Mon 22 Apr 2013 GMT
At last! The wind came out to play for race 4 of the Port Phillip Women’s Championship yesterday and the 22 boats in the fleet were not unhappy. After three light-air races, competitors were keen for a change of pace. And they certainly got it, with shifty breezes gusting up to 25 knots. ...
Open Bic State Championships - An awesome regatta
By Simon Dubbin, Parkdale ,
4:44 PM Mon 22 Apr 2013 GMT
On a fantastic Autumn weekend, Parkdale Yacht Club on Port Philip Bay, put on a fantastic event. There was plenty of sun and wind greeting the thirty young competitors. Racing on Saturday consisted of two sessions of three races in a 10-18 kt SE breeze. ...
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