JJ Giltinan Trophy: Live coverage of Race 6
By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, Auckland, NZ ,
6:33 AM Sat 8 Mar 2014 GMT
Race 6 of the JJ Giltinan Trophy is due to start at 4.00pm Saturday - see the live action here ...
J/105 Midwinter Championship - Terry McLaughlin earns advantage
By J105, ,
3:56 AM Sat 8 Mar 2014 GMT
Terry McLaughlin, recently named Sail Canada’s Rolex Sailor of the Year, has taken the lead after day one of the J/105 Midwinter Championship hosted by Lakewood Yacht Club in Seabrook, Texas. Sailing Avici with Paul Parsons, Kevin Taylor, Jeff Cooke, Emmett Dickheiser and Monica Parsons, McLaughlin won three of the day’s five races, and has a point total of 10. ...
Bacardi Cup - Another day in paradise for competitors on Biscayne Bay
By Jan Harley, ,
3:17 AM Sat 8 Mar 2014 GMT
Propelled by a 14-19 knot west-northwest breeze, over 180 teams racing in six one-design classes – Audi Melges 20, J/70, Melges 24, Star, Viper 640 and VX One – headed out on a choppy Biscayne Bay for the penultimate day of the fifth Bacardi® Miami Sailing Week Presented by EFG. Several hundred sailors were on the water by 1030, with some able to complete one or more races ...
Sydney Harbour Regatta - Rivalries renewed
By Di Pearson, ,
2:25 AM Sat 8 Mar 2014 GMT
Rivalries will be renewed in many classes when the Sydney Harbour Regatta gets underway at Middle Harbour Yacht Club (MHYC) from 11.30am this morning, including some fresh from national championships and others keen to intimidate early as NSW and Australian titles loom. ...
Yachts impounded in Mexico - the agony goes on...
By Sail-World Cruising round-up, ,
1:30 AM Sat 8 Mar 2014 GMT
American cruising sailor Tom Spencer has told his personal story of the arrival of tax investigators into the Coral Marina in Mexico last November. He said he didn’t think much about it, but Mexican tax authorities impounded more than 300 foreign-owned yachts, and some of them remain tied up by under the embargo today, infuriating owners. ...
America's Cup: Radio slur results in retraction and settlement
By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, ,
10:52 PM Fri 7 Mar 2014 GMT
Leading sports radio station, Radio Sport, has made an on-air retraction of comments relating to salaries paid to former members of Team New Zealand. The comments by host, Martin Devlin, came during an hour long segment on the America's Cup and Team New Zealand's past and future direction. ...
JJ Giltinan: New Zealand's Glory Days set to return
By Frank Quealey, ,
10:25 PM Fri 7 Mar 2014 GMT
When the New Zealand teams C-Tech and Yamaha finished One-Two in Tuesday’s Race 3 of the 2014 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship, sponsored by Sydney City Marine, it reflected the work being done by the Kiwi sailors to rekindle the fleets’ glory days. ...
Clearwater Community SC named official US Sailing Team Training Center
By Will Ricketson, ,
8:35 PM Fri 7 Mar 2014 GMT
>The US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider has named Clearwater Community Sailing Center (CCSC) of Clearwater, Florida, an official US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider Training Center. As part of its new role, CCSC will acquire three brand-new 2.4mR Paralympic keelboats, two SKUD-18 Paralympic keelboats, and four Laser Radial Olympic dinghies. ...
Fast foils-a conversation with Paul Bieker, part two
By David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, Seattle ,
8:16 PM Fri 7 Mar 2014 GMT
Paul Bieker is one of the core designers credited with 'super-charging' Oracle Team USA’s 'USA 17' last September during the 34th America's Cup. I recently caught up with Bieker at a local Seattle pub for part two of this two-part interview to get his thoughts on how AC34 was won, his design role for AC35, as well as his thoughts on the future of America’s Cup Racing. ...
Students achieve robot boat Atlantic Crossing - but not as planned
By Sail-World Cruising, ,
8:09 PM Fri 7 Mar 2014 GMT
Students, scientists and other enthusiasts have been trying to do it for years - get an unmanned sailing boat across the Atlantic. Now a group of American students have done it - but not quite the way they wanted. ...
RCIYC Spring Regatta to start April 5
By Bill Harris, ,
7:48 PM Fri 7 Mar 2014 GMT
The Royal Channel Islands Yacht Club’s annual Spring Regatta, sponsored this year by London Eye Hospital, is scheduled for the weekend of 5th and 6th April. Taking place in St Aubin’s Bay and off the south coast of Jersey, the Regatta promises two days of competitive racing for sportsboat, cruiser/racer, dayboat, dinghy and sport-catamaran classes. ...
Clipper Round the World Race - Fleet battle headwinds up to 60 knots
By Clipper Ventures, ,
7:41 PM Fri 7 Mar 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, the crews are battling through headwinds of up to 60 knots with short, sharp waves, steep angles and cold conditions making for extremely demanding racing. Some teams have hoisted the Yankee 3, getting rid of the storm jib, but were forced to take it down again because the wind was too powerful. ...
US 52 Super Series - Azzurra continues winning form
By Giuliano Luzzatto, ,
7:31 PM Fri 7 Mar 2014 GMT
In the US 52 Super Series, thanks to a perfect performance, the TP52 of Yacht Club Costa Smeralda scored a commanding victory in the day's only race off the waters of Miami. Azzurra now takes the lead of the overall 52 US Championship scoretable. ...
Concerns raised over evidence quality for MCZs
By Louise Nicholls, ,
6:40 PM Fri 7 Mar 2014 GMT
Gus Lewis, Head of Legal and Government Affairs stressed the need for robust and balanced evidence in order to support the designation of Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs) whilst giving evidence to the Environmental Audit Committee this week. ...
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Ladies tackle Mother Nature
By Marina Thomas, ,
5:47 PM Fri 7 Mar 2014 GMT
Ahead of International Women’s Day tomorrow, Mother Nature’s toughest conditions are being taken on by nurses, marketing managers, housewives, PAs, engineers and lawyers from around the globe who are taking part in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. ...
US 52 Super Series - Azzurra tops the leaderboard
By 52 Super Series, ,
5:16 PM Fri 7 Mar 2014 GMT
At the US 52 Super Series in Miami, a second race win in succession, gained from the only race of the day, sees Azzurra top the leaderboard, now leading Quantum Racing on countback. ...
Newcastle Port Stephens Yacht Race on the horizon
By Richard Howard, ,
4:50 PM Fri 7 Mar 2014 GMT
April is shaping up as a monstrous month of sailing just North of Sydney with a couple of coastal day races feeding into Sail Port Stephens and then the much anticipated Audi IRC Australian Championship being hosted at Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club (NCYC) over Easter. You won’t get more bang for your sailing buck anywhere else! ...
Sailor Sam Goodchild launches Team Plymouth
By Sam Joseph, ,
4:43 PM Fri 7 Mar 2014 GMT
With only 100 days to go until forty of the world’s top offshore sailors arrive in Plymouth’s Sutton Harbour, local yachtsman, Sam Goodchild is announcing that he’ll be racing this year thanks to a group of city companies. The 24 year solo sailor will be competing on a boat called ‘Team Plymouth’. ...
International Optimist Regatta set for June 16-22, 2014
By Carol Bareuther, St. Thomas ,
2:07 PM Fri 7 Mar 2014 GMT
The 2014 International Optimist Regatta (IOR), Sea Star Clinic and Sea Star Team Race will take place June 16 to 22, 2014. ...
British Marine Conservation Zones - RYA joins debate
By Louise Nicholls/Sail-World Cruising, ,
10:45 AM Fri 7 Mar 2014 GMT
Designation of British Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs) are a growing controversy in Britain, and the Royal Yachting Association is having its say.
Gus Lewis, Head of Legal and Government Affairs stressed the need for robust and balanced evidence in order to support the designation of MCZs whilst giving evidence to the Environmental Audit Committee this week. ...
Bacardi Cup 2014 - A hotbed of activity
By Jan Harley, Miami, Florida ,
10:20 AM Fri 7 Mar 2014 GMT
At the fifth annual running of Bacardi Miami Sailing Week (BMSW), presented by EFG, the arrival of competitors racing in the Audi Melges 20, J/70, Melges 24, Viper 640 and VX One classes turned Biscayne Bay into a hotbed of activity today ...
Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race - Black Jack and Wistari to square up
By Nigel Statham, Brisbane ,
9:25 AM Fri 7 Mar 2014 GMT
At the start of the QantasLink Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race the sailing equivalent of David and Goliath is set to commence thanks to the handicap system which allows boats of all sizes to compete for one of Australian yachting’s most coveted prizes. ...
Gill Commodore's Cup - Action begins amid perfect conditions
By St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, ,
4:49 AM Fri 7 Mar 2014 GMT
Along the southern shore of St. Maarten, under beautiful blue skies and with an ideal 15-18 knot east-southeast breeze coursing across the waters, 50 spinnaker-division boats in five classes set sail today in the 2014 Gill Commodore's Cup. ...
Bacardi Miami Sailing Week - Trio of races kick off the action
By Joy Dunigan, ,
4:19 AM Fri 7 Mar 2014 GMT
The opening day of racing at Bacardi Miami Sailing Week 2014 (BMSW) hosted by Coconut Grove Sailing Club and strongly supported by Melges USA, saw the completion of the first three races in an eight part series. John Kilroy on Samba Pa Ti faired best striking a 3-3-4 scoreline to take the overall lead. ...
Solar vessel nominated for Engineers Prize
By Gavin Allwright, ,
3:39 AM Fri 7 Mar 2014 GMT
Creating the world’s first solar-sail cargo ship tailored to fit the needs of marginalized coastal communities is an idea that has propelled a small international team of naval architects, engineers, and laypersons closer to winning a major engineering prize in the Netherlands next month - and your vote could make a difference. ...
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