Sailing World Cup Melbourne: Highlights video from Port Philip
By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, ,
12:29 AM Thu 18 Dec 2014 GMT
A successful medal haul for the Australian Sailing Team (AST) at the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Melbourne with five gold, five silver and three bronze in the Olympic class program, plus two gold and one bronze in the Paralympic fleet.
Hear what the sailors had to say about their performance, along with some great video footage of the week's racing on Port Phillip. ...
Etchells: Valsheda takes pre-Xmas Series in Auckland
By Etchells NZ media, ,
10:58 PM Wed 17 Dec 2014 GMT
Inclement weather has brought the pre-Christmas series to a close, with 7 of 8 scheduled flights raced. However, the results show that victory for Valsheda II (950) was a virtual certainty, notwithstanding the early bath. Al Gair and crew sailed an impressive series, taking first or second place in every flight, bar one (when Al was absent). ...
Bart’s Bash raises huge total for international sailing charity
By Sail-World, ,
10:12 PM Wed 17 Dec 2014 GMT
Bart’s Bash, the global sailing race that took place in 60 countries around the world, on September 21st, 2014 raised an incredible £366,391.95 for the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation. The race was held in memory of Andrew 'Bart' Simpson, the Olympic gold medal sailor who died in May 2013. ...
Optim'X (FRA) completes RORC Transatlantic Race 2014
By Louay Habib, Race Reports, ,
3:11 PM Wed 17 Dec 2014 GMT
RORC Transatlantic: As with every yacht participating in the race, staff from Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina greeted the French team on arrival with warm congratulations, a cold beer and a welcome basket from the Grenadian Tourism Association on behalf of the people of Grenada. The crew of five looked tired after nearly 17 days at sea, but owner, Frank Lang was full of praise for his crew. ...
SSL Finals 2014 – Gaspic (CRO): 'Really surprised and really honoured'
By Alex D'Agosta, ,
1:11 PM Wed 17 Dec 2014 GMT
Croatian sailor Gaspic, who recently topped the ISAF Finn rankings thanks to three second-place finishes in international events in 2014, talks about his very positive experience with the Star Sailors League. ...
Maserati Twilight Regatta - MC38 season grand finale
By Lisa Ratcliff - OCC, ,
12:09 PM Wed 17 Dec 2014 GMT
In the Maserati MC38 Twilight Regatta on Sydney Harbour at his second ever MC38 series, which just happened to be the one his business sponsored, Neville Crichton’s Maserati racing team showed their potential for next season with an overall win. ...
Perpetual Loyal unveils 1120 square metre A2 for Rolex Sydney Hobart
By Nic Douglass, Sydney ,
11:34 AM Wed 17 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Perpetual Loyal is no stranger to the Rolex Sydney Hobart. Winning line honours in 2011, they have continued to be a contender, especially in heavier breezes. ...
New yard site for Yachting Developments
By Ellie Brade, ,
10:37 AM Wed 17 Dec 2014 GMT
From 1 December 2014, Yachting Developments has relocated to a new, larger yard site, conveniently positioned next door to its former Hobsonville facility.
With teams across all disciplines, including new build, refit and restoration, engineering, design and upholstery, the new site offers increased space with a large office space to complement the modern 50m building shed. ...
ISAF SWC Melbourne – Girls’ Day Out
By John Curnow, ,
10:36 AM Wed 17 Dec 2014 GMT
In a lot of ways, it was kind of befitting that the best conditions of the last day of the Sailing World Cup – Melbourne, were saved for the Women’s Laser Radial Medal Race. Apart from highlighting them in glorious sunshine, like Huey’s own spotlights, it also brought into frame that were only two girls 470 crews in attendance for the regatta. ...
Website for the 2015 Finn Gold Cup in Takapuna is launched
By Robert Deaves, ,
10:35 AM Wed 17 Dec 2014 GMT
The website for the 2015 Finn Gold Cup in Takapuna, New Zealand, has been launched. The Finn class is eagerly anticipating a return to Takapuna Boating Club for what will be only the second Finn World Championship to be held in New Zealand. It will have been 35 years since Cam Lewis (USA) beat John Bertrand (USA) in a thrilling final race showdown in 1980, to take the Gold Cup. ...
Collinson FX Market Commentary: Dec 17 - Oil continues to tank
By Collinson FX, ,
10:30 AM Wed 17 Dec 2014 GMT
December 17, 2014: The AUDUSD held 0.8200 but is under extreme internal and external pressures. The KIWI booked gains and look set to test 0.7800 looking more attractive to investors than it's Trans-Tasman cousin. The NZD currently trades 0.6218 and 0.4922 against the EUR and GBP. ...
Great signed Limited Edition sailing books by Bob Fisher for Christmas
By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, ,
9:56 AM Wed 17 Dec 2014 GMT
Looking for a great Christmas present which you can buy with a few mouse clicks? Bob Fisher's books on the Round the World races, Farr 40's and the definitive America's Cup two volume set are still available, along with other titles from South Atlantic Publishing. ...
Clipper Race - Sir Robin Knox-Johnston to mentor young South African
By Julia Wall-Clarke, ,
8:32 AM Wed 17 Dec 2014 GMT
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - In January Nqoba, from Durban, will embark on his Yachtmaster qualification and will have none other than legendary sailor Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the first man to ever sail solo, non-stop round the world in 1968-69, as his mentor as he takes the first steps to realise his dream of circumnavigating the globe at the helm of a Clipper 70. ...
2015 Lakefest Aquatic Week - A week-long celebration of boating
By Melvyn (Mel) Steiner, Lake Macquarie ,
8:22 AM Wed 17 Dec 2014 GMT
The Lakefest Aquatic Week on beautiful Lake Macquarie – just south of Newcastle – is set to become a reality with a number of events confirmed to occur during the February 20-27 week long celebration. ...
IFDS Worlds 2014 New Video Memories - Halifax is just a click away!
By Kathy Large, ,
7:26 AM Wed 17 Dec 2014 GMT
IFDS 2014 Worlds: But as you reflect back on the year, we hope you will agree that week of competition in Halifax, Nova Scotia set a new standard for disabled sailing. It was the largest world regatta yet with 18 SKUD-18 teams, 14 Sonar teams and 49 2.4mR competitors and the largest number of countries participating. There were some challenging days finding enough wind to race. ...
TeamVodafoneSailing enjoys a busy spring season
By Stuart MacKinven, Auckland ,
6:49 AM Wed 17 Dec 2014 GMT
Stuart MacKinven, boat captain of the ORMA60 TeamVodafoneSailing reports on their exploits since getting the red flying multihull back on the water, after breaking their wingmast:
Since getting the red bus back together after yet another dismasting. Let's not dwell on that :-) ...
Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race - Advice to boaters ahead of start
By Transport Roads and Maritime Services, ,
5:25 AM Wed 17 Dec 2014 GMT
Roads and Maritime Services advises boaters to plan their trip on Sydney Harbour well in advance of the 1pm start of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race this Boxing Day. ...
Seven tips to get more out of a marine survey
By D. Scott Croft, ,
5:04 AM Wed 17 Dec 2014 GMT
In 2013, over 955,000 boats changed hands on the pre-owned boat market. That meant for a nearly a million boat buyers, hiring an accredited marine surveyor to inspect their potential dreamboat was often the first step after finding it. ...
McDougall + McConaghy Moth Worlds 2015 - Must see, seriously fun event
By Di Pearson, ,
4:46 AM Wed 17 Dec 2014 GMT
The 2015 McDougall + McConaghy Moth World Championship is set to be even more of a spectacle this year, with the return of the Zhik ‘Mothapolooza’ which promises a potential head-to-head with teams of America’s Cup and Olympic sailors. ...
2015 Auckland to Wellington Race: Expression of interest required
By Suellen Hurling, ,
4:22 AM Wed 17 Dec 2014 GMT
2015 Auckland to Wellington Race - Royal Akarana Yacht Club in conjunction with Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club are considering hosting the 2015 Auckland to Wellington Race. There is a gap in the larger offshore racing calendar in 2015, with RAYC choosing to have a year off from international racing. ANZ Sail Fiji will return in 2016. ...
Le Maire de Barcelone souhaite bon vent aux skippers
By Daniel Ferrando, ,
3:47 AM Wed 17 Dec 2014 GMT
Xavier Trias, le Maire de Barcelone a tenu à saluer ce matin les 16 navigateurs de neuf nationalités différentes qui prendront le départ le 31 décembre prochain de la Barcelona World Race, pour 90 jours de course en double (pour les plus rapides) à l’issue d’une circumnavigation de 23 000 milles (soit environ 42 500 km). ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Chris Nicholson Interview - Part 2 - On the Rocks
By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, Auckland, NZ ,
3:46 AM Wed 17 Dec 2014 GMT
Part 2 of three part, 80 minute, 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 covers what happened from the time the Volvo65 hit the reef on the SE corner of the Cargados Carajos Shoals. ...
Successful St. Maarten Regatta Beach Clean-Up at Kim Sha Beach
By St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, ,
3:30 AM Wed 17 Dec 2014 GMT
Last Saturday saw the third annual St. Maarten Regatta Beach Clean-Up organized by the St. Maarten Regatta as part of the Regatta Art Competition. Unfortunately, due to exams, not many children showed up. ...
US Sailing releases Rio 2016 Olympic Trials System
By Will Ricketson, ,
3:11 AM Wed 17 Dec 2014 GMT
US Sailing’s Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC) has released the selection procedures for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team (Sailing) in the 10 events selected for the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games. The Games of the XXXI Olympiad will take place from August 5-21, 2016, and the sailing events will be based at Marina de Gloria on Rio de Janeiro’s harbor front. ...
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Oldies return
By Di Pearson, ,
2:04 AM Wed 17 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - When the cannon fires sending the 118 entries on their way in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s 70th Sydney Hobart Yacht Race on December 26, two yachts will stand out, because they first competed back in the early days of the race. ...
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