J/105 North American Champ - Wilmer/McLaughlin team maintain advantage
By Julie and Christopher Howell, ,
1:22 AM Sun 28 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 J/105 North American Championship - Five races are now in the books, and just three points separate the top three teams at the J/105 North American Championship hosted by Royal Canadian Yacht Club in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ...
Sylt PWA Super Grand Slam - Racing meets waves on day 2
By Chris Yates, ,
10:54 PM Sat 27 Sep 2014 GMT
Freestyle was due to kick off day two of the Davidoff Cool Water Sylt PWA Super Grand Slam in explosive fashion, but as the competition started the wind decreased. After two heats, the decision was made to abandon the freestyle in favour of slalom, which produced some of the most exhilarating, edge of your seat racing of the year, as slalom met waves. ...
Images from Cannes: Régates Royales – Trophée Panerai
By Eugenia Bakunova www.mainsail.ru, ,
10:38 PM Sat 27 Sep 2014 GMT
Photographer Eugenia Bakunova of leading Russian website www.mainsail.ru was on the water at the 36th edition of the Régates Royales – Trophée Panerai, and provided this gallery of images of the classics racing off Cannes. ...
Régates Royales – Trophée Panerai: Cannes at its best
By Eugenia Bakunova, www.mainsail.ru, ,
10:18 PM Sat 27 Sep 2014 GMT
The 36th edition of the Régates Royales – Trophée Panerai drew to a close on Saturday.
Photographer Eugenia Bakunova was on the water at the 36th edition of the Régates Royales – Trophée Panerai, and provided this second gallery of images of the classics racing off Cannes. ...
RYA Zone and Home Country Championships - Mixed bag on opening day
By Matt Carter, ,
6:59 PM Sat 27 Sep 2014 GMT
More than 1,000 of the nation’s Olympic sailing hopefuls of the future took the waters across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland today for the opening day of the 2014 RYA Zone and Home Country Championships (27 September). ...
Régates Royales – Trophée Panerai concludes in grand style
By Les Regates Royales, ,
6:18 PM Sat 27 Sep 2014 GMT
The 36th edition of the Régates Royales – Trophée Panerai drew on a close on Saturday. The five day long regatta ended in grand style and in typical Cote d'Azur conditions, with blue skies, warm weather and light airs. Four races for the Classics and ten for the 12 Metres crowned this year's winners: Vanity V, Chinook, Mariquita, Sagittarius, Dorade, Sirius, Freya and Speedbird. ...
How to make a distance scale for faster navigation
By Captain John Jamieson, Florida ,
5:16 PM Sat 27 Sep 2014 GMT
If you are anything like me, sailing navigation can be a challenge when short- or single-handed sailing. But you still need to be able to plot fast and accurate positions for sailing safety. Here one little-known sailing tip used by the pros that will help you do just that! ...
Dutch Match Cup - Gilmour keeps clean sheet in Lelystad
By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, ,
5:01 PM Sat 27 Sep 2014 GMT
David Gilmour was the only skipper to keep a clean sheet in today’s light-air action at the Dutch Match Cup in Lelystad. Team Gilmour swept aside their fellow Western Australians in a 3-0 Quarter Final against Keith Swinton and Team Alpari FX. The young Aussies then took the first match of their Semi-Final against the reigning ISAF World Champions, Taylor Canfield and US One. ...
J70 European Championship - Calvi Network emerges victorious
By Elena Giolai, ,
4:45 PM Sat 27 Sep 2014 GMT
Carlo Alberini of Italy on Calvi Network takes top prize in the first European J70 Championships. On the last exciting day of competition the outstanding Rochas of Spain wasn’t able to topple the leader. ...
Dutch Match Cup - GAC Pindar through to fifth consecutive semi-final
By Tom Dowler, ,
4:02 PM Sat 27 Sep 2014 GMT
Ian Williams and his GAC Pindar crew responded to a challenging qualifying session on Friday in Lelystad, to win a tense quarter-final against Phil Robertson (WAKA Racing), 3-2 and book a fifth consecutive semi-final in the Alpari World Match Racing Tour at the Dutch Match Cup. ...
Les Regates Royales Trophee Panerai- Cannes - Images by Ingrid Abery
By Sail-World.com, ,
3:48 PM Sat 27 Sep 2014 GMT
Photographer Ingrid Abery was on site at the Les Regates Royales Trophee Panerai- Cannes to capture these images. ...
Hobie 16 Open North Americans and 2015 Pan Am Games qualifier overall
By Greg Raybon, ,
2:50 PM Sat 27 Sep 2014 GMT
The 44th Hobie 16 North American championships concluded on Friday with Jason Hess and Irene Abascal from Club Los Sauces, Guatemala taking the title. Mark and Grace Modderman from Long Branch, New Jersey followed in seond place and Pedro Colon and Monica Cabrera from Puerto Rico in third winning the tie break over Dan Borg and Liana Giovana from Canada. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - Frostad on Boat Design and final changes (Part II)
By Rob Kothe & Jedda Murphy, ,
2:18 PM Sat 27 Sep 2014 GMT
The seven One Design VOR 65s were built by a consortium led by Green Marine in the UK. The first of those for the Team SCA women wad delivered in October 2013, the last was supplied to Team Vestas Wind in August 2014. ...
Australian skipper Katrina Ham completes Mini Transat qualification
By Audrey Knight, Lorient ,
2:10 PM Sat 27 Sep 2014 GMT
After a month of waiting, 26 year old Australian solo skipper Katrina Ham has received the all-important letter from Classe Mini confirming that her recent 1000 mile solo qualifier for the 2015 Mini Transat has been recognised and approved. This was the last step for Katrina in the qualification process for the 2015 race, after she completed the 1000 mile racing requirements earlier this year. ...
Volvo Ocean Race 10 days to go – Frostad on cultural change (Part I)
By Rob Kothe & Jedda Murphy, ,
1:46 PM Sat 27 Sep 2014 GMT
Over the last year we have interviewed Knut Frostad, the CEO of the Volvo Ocean Race four times, at times the stress has shown but yesterday just eleven days before the start of the 2014-2015 Race, he was like a different person, when we met with him again, at Volvo Ocean race headquarters portside in Alicante ...
2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race on NBC Sports Network in the U.S.
By Christina Gaither, ,
9:05 AM Sat 27 Sep 2014 GMT
NBC Sports Network, which was critically acclaimed for its 2013 coverage of the 34th America’s Cup, has signed on to provide full broadcast coverage in the U.S. of the 12th edition of the Volvo Ocean Race, the world’s premier offshore sailing race. Outside Television will also air complete TV programming – in addition to full digital coverage – of the nine-month long race from October 2014-June 20 ...
2014 Kitefoil Gold Cup - Day 1
By Damian Leroy, ,
4:47 AM Sat 27 Sep 2014 GMT
The top racers from around the world were on hand for the biggest foil race to date, the Kitefoil Gold Cup! The beautiful waters of Townsville, Australia offered the racers Light conditions for the first two races while most riders were on 15m to 18m kites. Very light winds with huge wind shifts. ...
Cork Fall Regatta and Laser Class District Champ – About to set off
By Marianne Davis, ,
4:03 AM Sat 27 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 Cork Fall Regatta and Laser Class District Championship - Kingston (ON) offers a great opportunity to enjoy last of the nice weather and see some of Canada's best sailors racing out of Portsmouth Harbour. The event kicks off tomorrow, Saturday September 27th with racing scheduled for 11am. Cork, a premier location for fresh water sailing in world is always an incredible host to these events. ...
Auckland On the Water Boat Show: World record mark set on Lancer SUP
By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, ,
3:11 AM Sat 27 Sep 2014 GMT
A new provisional World Record was set on the Viaduct Harbour today with 52 paddlers covering the 100 metre course on the Lancer SUP.
There were no incidents in the attempt - which sets a new mark category in the Guinness World Records. ...
5.5m IC World Championship: Marazzi on Ali Baba crowned World Champion
By Tessa Wiechmann, ,
3:08 AM Sat 27 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 5.5m IC World Championship - On Friday, the 5.5m World Championship 2014 came to a close in Porto Santo Stefano, Tuscany. Beautiful sunny skies, the Islands of Elba, Montecristo and Giglio as a backdrop, but unfortunately the wind was too light and shifty to race. After five races with no discard, Swiss Flavio Marazzi on Ali Baba is the 2014 World Champion 5.5m IC. ...
2014 J/24 World Championship - Will Welles’ Cougar clinches
By Julie and Christopher Howell, ,
2:37 AM Sat 27 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 J/24 World Championship - With just a few points between Will Welles Cougar (USA) and Mauricio Santa Cruz Bruschetta (BRA) there was no room for error in the final two races of the 2014 J/24 World Championship hosted by Sail Newport. ...
2014 Buddy Melges Challenge - Meldgaard and Le Berre ready for semis
By WIM Series, ,
2:19 AM Sat 27 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 Buddy Melges Challenge - Friday’s racing offered even less breeze than the previous days of the Buddy Melges Challenge. Lotte Meldgaard Pedersen won all her four matches of the day, to win the round-robin stage and secure her slot in the semi finals. ...
2014 U.S. Adult Sailing Championship - Day 3
By US Sailing, ,
1:40 AM Sat 27 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 U.S. Adult Sailing Championship - Racing just wasn't meant to be on Friday at the U.S. Adult Championship, hosted by Fort Worth Boat Club. The J/22 fleet and race committee waited for breeze on Eagle Mountain Lake for over four hours. ...
Sylt PWA Super Grand Slam - Campello stands out on day 1
By Chris Yates, ,
12:38 AM Sat 27 Sep 2014 GMT
The first day of the Davidoff Cool Water Sylt PWA Super Grand Slam saw the men’s and women’s single eliminations begin in extremely challenging conditions, as the wind swung bolt onshore throughout the afternoon, whilst gradually dropping in strength, eventually bringing day one to a close shortly after 7pm. ...
2014 U.S. Team Racing Championship - Day 1 + Video
By US Sailing, ,
11:05 PM Fri 26 Sep 2014 GMT
The first day of the three day U.S. Team Racing Championship featured sunny skies and a light five - seven knot southeasterly breeze. With tremendous teamwork from the Race Committee and Umpires the competitors were able to complete 58 races. ...