Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week - First start postponed on day 3
By Rupert Holmes/CWL, ,
8:13 PM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
At Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week, day three was one of windshifts, gusts and lulls in a mostly south-westerly breeze that averaged 8-10 knots, until a stronger west-southwesterly that reached 18 knots, became established mid-afternoon. ...
AWT Pacasmayo Classic - Swell arrives as riders prepare for action
By American Windsurfing Tour, ,
8:05 PM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
Wow! What an amazing day. Pacasmayo Classic competitors couldn’t have asked for a better warmup than Saturday. Waves were solid logo+ off the point and reeling all the way down past the El Faro Adventure Resort. To put that in perspective, the distance between the point and the resort is somewhere around a kilometer, maybe more. ...
Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta - Racing canceled on day 2
By ISAF, ,
7:28 PM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
For Rio de Janeiro's thousands of tourists Monday 4 August was the perfect day with a beating Brazilian sun, clear South American skies and the occasional gust of light breeze to cool down bathers on Copacabana Beach. Unfortunately, for the 324 sailors from 34 countries it was not perfect conditions for sailboat racing as light winds forced the Race Committee to cancel all the day's racing by 16:0 ...
Copa del Rey - Quantum dominates opening day
By 52 Super Series, ,
7:15 PM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
As the Bay of Palma delivered typically glamorous sea breeze conditions to open the 33rd Copa del Rey, the third regatta of the Barclays 52 Super Series, Doug DeVos’ Quantum Racing proved best able to maintain the highest level of consistency on a race area which places such a high premium on winning and using the key left flank of the upwind track. ...
ORC World Championship - Light wind opening day of racing
By ORC Media, ,
6:52 PM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
A dominant high pressure center in northern Germany today challenged sailors and race managers alike in the first day of racing at the 2014 ORC World Championship, but there is one race on the scoreboard and five early leaders in the competition. The northerly breezes never topped eight knots and dropped at times below five before shutting down completely and preventing further racing today. ...
Copa del Rey - Azzurra closes first day with a third
By Azzurra Sailing Team, ,
6:43 PM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
Azzurra closed the opening day of racing at the Copa del Rey with a third, tied on points with second-placed Ran. Quantum clearly dominated the day. The 33rd Copa del Rey Mapfre, third stage of the Barclays 52 Super Series, kicked off today on the waters of the bay of Palma. ...
Gazprom Swan 60 World Championship - Russians dominate opening day
By Jessica Francis, ,
6:33 PM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
At the Gazprom Swan 60 World Championship, the two teams representing Saint Petersburg Yacht Club, Bronenosec (RUS) helmed by Commodore Vladimir Liubomirov and Tsaar Peter (RUS) crewed by the Gazprom Youth Sailing Challenge, dominated the first day of racing. The event is held in conjunction with the 33 Copa del Rey Mapfre in Palma winning races one and two apiece. ...
Optimist British Open and National Champ - Sunshine aplenty on day 3
By Amy Cada, ,
6:09 PM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
Weymouth delivered sunshine and lighter winds for the 450 plus sailors competing at the Volvo Gill Optimist British and National Championships today. A flat sea state was consistent across all the courses with 6-8 knots of wind, which picked up slightly when the sea breeze came in the afternoon. ...
Copa del Rey Mapfre - Day 1 images by Carlo Borlenghi
By Carlo Borlenghi Images, ,
5:23 PM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
Carlo Borlenghi was out on the water for day one of the Copa del Rey Mapfre to capture these images of the action. ...
Copa del Rey Mapfre - Images by Max Ranchi
By Max Ranchi Photography, ,
5:03 PM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
Photographer Max Ranchi was on deck for races one and two at the Copa del Rey Mapfre to capture these images. Enjoy! ...
Lysekil Women’s Match - All set for Swedish West Coast action
By WIM Series, ,
4:05 PM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
When the Lysekil Women’s Match begins Tuesday, the event will be celebrating its tenth anniversary with a very competitive field of nine crews of six sailors each. Will Danish world number one Camilla Ulrikkeholm take her fourth consecutive victory in the beautiful Swedish West Coast archipelago? Can World Champion Anna Kjellberg get her first triumph on her home waters? ...
Extreme Sailing Series - Singapore to host 2015 Series opener
By Extreme Sailing Series, ,
3:52 PM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
Singapore is set to host the curtain-raiser to the 2015 Extreme Sailing Series world tour – the first of eight Host Venues across three continents to be revealed, confirmed Series organisers OC sport and Series Main Partner, Land Rover. ...
Yacht Club Costa Smeralda preparing for international regattas
By Jill Campbell/Donata Cuppone, ,
3:39 PM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
While holidaymakers flock to Sardinia to enjoy stunning beaches and sweltering August temperatures, staff at the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda are hard at work preparing for two major international regattas in September. The Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup and the Rolex Swan Cup will see thousands of sailors from around the globe flock to the exclusive resort of Porto Cervo for two weeks of world-class sailing. ...
Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta - Fleets ready for lift off
By Daniel Smith, ,
3:14 PM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
After the Finn and RS:X fleets kicked off racing at the Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta 2014 on Sunday, the remaining seven will start on Monday 4 August. All five race courses will be used on Monday with three areas - Ponte, Escola Naval and Pão de Açucar -situated inside Guanabara Bay and the other two - Copacabana and Niterói - located outside the bay in open water. ...
Vendée Globe - Nicolas Hulot supports Energy Challenge + Video
By Solène Rennuit, ,
2:37 PM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
Nicolas Hulot, Special Envoy of the French President for the 2015 Conference on Climate Change, has announced his support for Phil Sharp’s zero-carbon emissions Vendée Globe campaign, whilst welcoming him as an ambassador for his Foundation. ...
Rolex Swan Cup - Set sights on Porto Cervo action
By Alessandra Ghezzi, ,
2:07 PM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
Once every two years in September, Swan owners from around the globe gather for a week of competition, friendship and glamour at the iconic Rolex Swan Cup, which this year celebrates its 18th anniversary, from September 8-14 in Porto Cervo (ITA). ...
Panerai Transat Classique - Xarifa, a giant joins the race
By Panerai Transat Classique, ,
1:59 PM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
The pre-registration of the big three-master Xarifa raises the bar in the Panerai Transat Classique 2015. In terms of pedigree, she belongs to the extraordinary class of vessels which, since the mid-nineteenth century, have been writing the history of yachting. Her timeless elegance belies a colourful career marked with numerous name changes. ...
ORC International World Championship 2014 - Action shots from day 1
By Max Ranchi Photography, ,
12:41 PM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
Pavel Nesvadba and Max Ranchi were on deck at the ORC International World Championship 2014 to capture these images on day one. ...
Barclays 52 Super Series - Copa del Rey Mapfre 2014 - Playing catch up
By Barclays 52 Super Series, ,
11:23 AM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
And while Quantum Racing may be perceived to be a dominant force after winning the US Super Series and the Audi TP52 World Championship title under skipper Ed Baird, in reality when racing starts tomorrow Monday Quantum Racing are actually only four points ahead of Niklas Zennström’s Rán Racing and five points ahead of the Roemmers family’s Azzurra skippered by Guile Parada. ...
RPAYC’s new Commodore and Vice Commodore and first female Life Member
By Lisa Ratcliff - OCC, ,
10:57 AM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
Ian Audsley was elected Commodore uncontested and Michael Lockley was elected Vice Commodore by the near 100 voting members present. 'Ian and Michael will lead a formidable team to take the club forward for the next three years,' forecasted outgoing Commodore Rob Curtis. ...
International Sailing Regatta - RS:X and Finn fleets put Rio to test
By ISAF, ,
10:34 AM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
With 28 racers on the water it's not far off the Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition fleet size. In two years' time 36 racers will take to water and van Rijsselberge is enjoying the similarities, 'We have a really nice fleet here. That's the biggest plus. Everybody is here and it's a strong field. I think it's a really good test. ...
Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week 2014 - Day two round-up
By Rupert Holmes/CWL, ,
9:55 AM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
Black Group yachts starting on the Bramble line saw plenty of action at the favoured committee boat end of the line, with many starts seeing optimistic skippers attempting to barge into a none-existent space amid much shouting, before having to bail out and restart at the back of their fleet. ...
Oakcliff Summer Invitational Match Race - Lalumiere wins
By Samantha Pilz, Oyster Bay, NY ,
8:55 AM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 Oakcliff Summer Clinegatta - Oakcliff’s Charlie Lalumiere won the Summer Invitational, a Grade three match race, on Sunday afternoon after overcoming the high level of competition. ...
Phuket Yacht Show: new kid on the block taking on PIMEX?
By Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia and Phuket Yacht Show, ,
4:28 AM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
The Phuket Yacht Show will be held at Phuket's Yacht Haven from February 13-15. The challenge to Pimex - the Phuket International Boat Show - is coming from the organisers of the Singapore Yacht Show. ...
Volvo Gill Optimist British and Open Champ: Young sailors are ready!
By Amy Cada, ,
4:25 AM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 Volvo Gill Optimist British National and Open Championships -Over 450 of the country’s top youth and junior sailors are preparing to race on the same waters where their Team GB Olympic heroes battled for gold during London 2012. From two - eight August, the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy will welcome sailors from nineteen different nations ...