Queensland Etchells – If practice makes perfect, then look out 2018!
By John Curnow, ,
1:07 PM Mon 6 Oct 2014 GMT
The 2014 Etchells Queensland Championship has been raced and won. Well done Gen XY. Others to feature in one way or another were all the crews, the volunteers and of course, the weather. So you do get the impression that the genuine hospitality that awaits all visitors here is just the beginning and shows that the Brisbane Etchells Fleet is on track to hold a glamour World Championship in 2018. ...
Swelltember at the Gate
By Steve Bodner, ,
12:23 PM Mon 6 Oct 2014 GMT
It started Tuesday- Sept 23 with the swell starting to arrive early in the day. I got a great session in at the south tower the late afternoon in 18-24k on a rare butter smooth ebb. I had the mikes lab 70cm slalom board, 42cm Z fin and avanti m-2 7.7 rig with the clew in the outside grommet and clew tied shut for best control in overpowered conditions. ...
2014 Ronstan NZ Weta Fest - Entries now open!
By Justina Kitchen, Auckland ,
12:15 PM Mon 6 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 Ronstan NZ Weta Fest - This family friendly event was a huge success in 2013 and we are hoping for a repeat performance this year in the beautiful Tauranga harbour on November 21st - 23rd. ...
2014 NZ Youth Match Racing: Royal Port Nicholson YC dominates podium
By Matt Steven, Wellington ,
11:57 AM Mon 6 Oct 2014 GMT
The Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club has dominated the 2014 NZ Youth Match Racing Nationals taking out first and second place. Teams representing the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron claimed third and fourth. ...
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 – Team Alvimedica: In-Port race + video
By Team Alvimedica, ,
11:34 AM Mon 6 Oct 2014 GMT
Greetings from Alicante where we have enjoyed a few epic days as the Volvo Ocean Race official events and In-Port racing kicked off here in Spain. It’s been a whirlwind with the Opening of the Race Village, the Skipper’s Opening Press Conference, two days of Pro-Am racing and a win for Team Alvimedica in the first In-Port Race on Saturday. ...
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Team Alvimedica: Hola from Alicante!
By Team Alvimedica, ,
11:00 AM Mon 6 Oct 2014 GMT
We know we have been a bit quiet and that’s because we have had our heads down working hard to prepare for the start of this marathon ocean race. After an awesome six weeks in Newport at the start of the summer, we sailed back across the Atlantic to Southampton, England. ...
Stack Winter Champs 2014: Fires up on Final Day
By John Adair, Auckland ,
10:13 AM Mon 6 Oct 2014 GMT
.espite the weather bomb over the weekend, the wind held back just enough to enjoy some blustery racing for all classes on Sunday, the juniors managing to nip in some racing on Friday before the wind really picked up. ...
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - In-Port Race Alicante images
By Leighton OConnor, ,
9:53 AM Mon 6 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - In-Port Race Alicante images by Leighton OConnor. ...
Dark Star’s triumph at MC38 Spring Regatta
By Di Pearson, MC38 media, ,
8:38 AM Mon 6 Oct 2014 GMT
New Australian champion Leslie Green and his Ginger crew may have fired off the first two bullets at the MC38 Spring Regatta at Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron over the three days of the long weekend, but it was payback time, and John Bacon’s Dark Star crew responded with two wins of their own and kept the pressure on to claim the winning trophy. ...
Extreme Sailing Series, Act 7 - Superb second place for Realteam
By Realteam Sailing, ,
8:09 AM Mon 6 Oct 2014 GMT
The Swiss crew on Realteam dominated the 10-strong fleet racing on the Baie des Anges throughout Act 7 of the Extreme Sailing Series in Nice to finish the weekend second overall behind fellow Swiss team, Alinghi. 'It is an exceptional result for us,' said delighted skipper Jerome Clerc. ...
Oxford Fall Wind Up - Action heats-up on the Choptank
By Paul Cayard, ,
6:36 AM Mon 6 Oct 2014 GMT
Paul Cayard reports on the 2014 Oxford Fall Wind Up taking place in Oxford, Maryland. Two races were held today on the Choptank. (Love that word. Very appropriate as the water is choppy out there!) It was clear, cold and a brisk 50 degrees when we headed out to the race course at 0930. ...
Extreme Sailing Series - Morgan Larson has one hand on Series trophy
By Extreme Sailing Series, ,
5:41 AM Mon 6 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 Extreme Sailing Series - Morgan Larson and the Swiss team Alinghi snatched victory from the hands of their fellow countrymen Realteam in the final race at the Extreme Sailing Series™ in Nice, to take victory on French waters in front of thousands of spectators – and with that they now have one hand firmly placed on the 2014 Series trophy. ...
2014 NSW Youth Championships - Tree chatter on day two
By Lisa Ratcliff, ,
5:18 AM Mon 6 Oct 2014 GMT
The tables turned on day two of the Yachting NSW Youth Championships with a glass-out and fickle winds on Botany Bay keeping all classes bar the Opti green fleet waiting ashore at Georges River 16’ Sailing Club under postponement until one twilight race commenced close to 5pm in a light and variable NNE breeze. ...
2014 U.S. Match Racing Championship - Hollerbach edges Dellenbaugh
By Kimball Livingston, ,
4:25 AM Mon 6 Oct 2014 GMT
Taking a deep breath after winning his second U.S. Match Racing Championship, Nathan Hollerbach allowed, 'Going five races deep against Dave Dellenbaugh in the Final was stressful, I won’t kid you. This was the most competitive match racing I’ve ever had.' ...
Volvo, Extreme 40 and the latest Australian sailing news
By Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team, ,
4:07 AM Mon 6 Oct 2014 GMT
2014-2015 Season of 18ft Skiff Racing begin next Sunday
By Frank Quealey, ,
3:58 AM Mon 6 Oct 2014 GMT
The 2014-2015 Season of 18ft Skiff Racing will begin next Sunday (12 October) when the Australian 18 Footers League stages a 3-Buoys club trophy race on Sydney Harbour. ...
2014 NSW Youth Championships - An optimistic start
By Lisa Ratcliff, ,
3:09 AM Mon 6 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 NSW Youth Championships - Botany Bay, just south of the Sydney CBD, is the arena for the Georges River 16’ Sailing Club hosted Yachting New South Wales Youth Championships over this October long weekend. ...
Extreme Sailing Series - JP Morgan BAR claim podium finish in France
By JP Morgan BAR, ,
12:34 AM Mon 6 Oct 2014 GMT
Day four – the finale of Act 7 of the Extreme Sailing Series in Nice – saw J.P. Morgan BAR give it everything to claim a third place finish overall, their second podium position of the 2014 series. All seven races were exhilarating and edgy but ultimately, it all came down to the wire in the final and 29th race of the event – the double pointer. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Alvimedica looks back on a job well done
By Team Alvimedica, ,
12:33 AM Mon 6 Oct 2014 GMT
Team Alvimedica’s Charlie Enright might have been trying to keep a lid on Volvo Ocean Race In-Port Race win celebrations, not wanting to make more of the moment than he felt was necessary. But the celebrations went ahead all the same, with a prizegiving on the stage at Alicante. ...
2014 Cancun Pro - Big step forward for competitive wakeboarding +Video
By The WWA, ,
12:23 AM Mon 6 Oct 2014 GMT
Competitive wakeboarding took a big step forward today as the WWA Cancun Pro concluded in Puerto Cancun, Mexico with Phil Soven and Dallas Friday riding to victory behind the Malibu Wakesetter 23 LSV. With a format encouraging progressive riding, Pro Men were allowed a double up to finish their runs in the semis and finals. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing takes second in In-Port race
By Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, ,
12:19 AM Mon 6 Oct 2014 GMT
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR) – the emirate’s Volvo Ocean Race (VOR) contesting team – finished second in an electrifying Alicante In-Port Race on Saturday, losing out by just six seconds to the Turkish-American entry Team Alvimedica. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - Planning the menu for over 20 days at sea
By Team SCA, ,
12:16 AM Mon 6 Oct 2014 GMT
When Team SCA departs for Leg 1of the Volvo Ocean Race on October 11th, the crew will be carrying enough food for over 20 days at sea. Consuming enough food and drink during an offshore race is a prerequisite for high performance and to maintain body weight, both crucial success factors in this kind of race. ...
Extreme Sailing Series - GAC Pindar finish sixth in Nice
By GAC Pindar, ,
11:48 PM Sun 5 Oct 2014 GMT
Nathan Wilmot and his GAC Pindar crew found the light winds in Nice challenging, but they finished on the podium eight times in the penultimate Act of the Extreme Sailing Series (2-5 October) to finish in sixth place – in their best overall finish in this year’s series. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - H.R.H. Carl-Philip of Sweden atop 30-metre mast
By Volvo Ocean Race, ,
10:35 PM Sun 5 Oct 2014 GMT
Prince Carl Philip is a patron of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, and had sailed the previous day with Swedish-backed entry Team SCA during the in-port race. On Sunday he boarded Chinese – French challenger Dongfeng Race Team to take part in the Pro-Am event – and took the opportunity to grab a once in a lifetime shot with a GoPro camera. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel takes fourth in Alicante In-Port Race
By Team Brunel, ,
9:49 PM Sun 5 Oct 2014 GMT
With the start of the Alicante In-Port race, the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 has officially begun. Hundreds of spectators watched a thrilling In-Port race where the teams were faced with 14 knots of shifting wind. ...