Stena Match Cup Sweden - Ed Baird joins Magnus Holmberg in the line-up
By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, ,
3:33 PM Wed 18 Jun 2014 GMT
Two-time America’s Cup winner and three time ISAF Match Racing World Champion - Ed Baird, joins Magnus Holmberg in the line-up for Stena Match Cup Sweden, the second stage of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour. The event will be celebrating its 20th anniversary this year since it was introduced back in 1994 as an annual regatta in Marstrand. ...
Collinson FX Market Commentary: June 18, 2014 - AUD loses ground
By Collinson FX, ,
3:26 PM Wed 18 Jun 2014 GMT
June 18, 2014: The AUD has lost ground and looks vulnerable, around the 0.9340 mark, while the KIWI has settled around 0.8650. The carry trade has the potential to overwhelm the fears over economic contraction in the NZ economy. ...
Giraglia Rolex Cup - Grand armada sets off + Video
By KPMS, ,
2:51 PM Wed 18 Jun 2014 GMT
A grand armada of 206 yachts set off on the offshore component of the 62nd Giraglia Rolex Cup under a sky awash with low cloud and a sea caressed by a warm, but gentle easterly breeze. With so many boats on the water, the start of the 241-nm Mediterranean classic offered a spectacular panorama to those watching from both Saint-Tropez and the northern shore of the gulf. ...
C. Thomas Clagett Jr. Regatta - Canadian sailors dominate
By Sail Canada, ,
2:05 PM Wed 18 Jun 2014 GMT
The C. Thomas Clagett Jr. Regatta is North America’s premier event for sailors with a disability in three Paralympic classes, the 2.4mR, Sonar and SKUD 18. Founded in 2002, the C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta honors the late Tom Clagett (1916-2001), a U.S. Navy World War II veteran who learned to sail on Chesapeake Bay. ...
ISAF Match Race Rankings for 18 June 2014
By ISAF, ,
1:44 PM Wed 18 Jun 2014 GMT
The ISAF Match Race Rankings for 18 June 2014 have been released. Camilla Ulrikkeholm (DEN) holds on to her World #1 position in the Women's ISAF Match Race World Rankings whilst Ian Williams (GBR) returns to the top of the Open Rankings. ...
Finn World Masters – 235 Finn sailors having fun + Video
By Robert Deaves, ,
12:39 PM Wed 18 Jun 2014 GMT
The 2014 Finn World Masters was a week of all or nothing. At the start there was not enough wind and then towards the end, almost too much wind. In spite of that, the same faces were pushing the front of the fleet with Michael Maier (CZE)) collecting a record sixth World Masters title. ...
Newport Bermuda Race 2014 - Bermuda Race Memories
By Joe Harris, ,
11:51 AM Wed 18 Jun 2014 GMT
As I prepare for my 10th Newport- Bermuda race, I can't help but reflect back on the rich history of the Harris family in this race. My father Woody Harris, was a very accomplished offshore sailor with 18 (!) Bermuda Races to his credit, and was largely responsible for getting me into the sport that has become such a passion for me. ...
Celebrate the 'Summer Sailstice' at the Oxford Summertime Blue
By Brenda Hoult, ,
11:37 AM Wed 18 Jun 2014 GMT
Rebekah has recently moved up to the Laser Radial from a Topper and races regularly at Oxford SC, her home club. Hers is the fifth Garmin VIRB Elite to be presented so far in the Garmin Summer Series and yet another will be presented at the end of the days racing on Saturday for the overall winner of the Summertime Blue. ...
Clipper Race - Boat speeds improve as fleet sails out of high pressure
By Clipper Ventures, ,
11:03 AM Wed 18 Jun 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race, the new wind has arrived with boat speeds picking up and the frontrunners extending their lead over the rest of the fleet by more than 200 miles. The nine yachts that didn’t manage to outrun the ridge of high pressure that engulfed them are now running with their spinnakers up with the new south easterly winds. ...
La Solitaire du Figaro - Figaro Safran-Guy Cotten remains in hunt
By Safran Sailing Team, ,
10:24 AM Wed 18 Jun 2014 GMT
The Figaro Safran-Guy Cotten crossed the finish line of the second leg of La Solitaire du Figaro in Roscoff on Wednesday at 03:58:59hrs (French time). ...
La Solitaire du Figaro 2014 - What a comeback…
By Rivacom.FR, ,
9:56 AM Wed 18 Jun 2014 GMT
Yann Elies (Groupe Queguiner) was first to cross the La Solitaire du Figaro line in Roscoff to win his ninth Solitaire leg. It was an impressive comeback for the two-times Solitaire winner who had been forced to abandon Leg one after losing his mast at Wolf Rock. ...
Juerg Kaufmann: Pure Sailing Passion - must see video
By Juerg Kaufmann, ,
9:17 AM Wed 18 Jun 2014 GMT
This spring, top international photographer, Juerg Kaufmann received a commission from the National Museum of Transportation to make a clip which will be shown on their IMAX Cinema.
Now the video has been officially released by the museum to display also in the internet. ...
The Superyacht Cup 2014 - Fistful of J's primed in Palma
By The Superyacht Cup, ,
9:16 AM Wed 18 Jun 2014 GMT
The Superyacht Cup 2014 - Hanuman, Lionheart, Ranger, Rainbow and Velsheda will race on Wednesday around a windward-leeward course for the historic King’s Hundred Guinea Cup which is a perpetual trophy for this race, before joining the 26 strong Superyacht Cup fleet for a schedule which includes one further windward-leeward and two coastal courses, Thursday to Saturday. ...
Round the Island Race 2014 - The Great Race starts at 0630 on Saturday
By Peta Stuart-Hunt, ,
8:44 AM Wed 18 Jun 2014 GMT
Round the Island Race 2014 – This Race continues to retain a special place in sailors' hearts and its popularity continues to increase as organisers point to a seven percent growth in the number of 'first timers' signing up to experience one of the most iconic yacht races in the world. ...
Prize Bonanza at 2014 Multihull Solutions Whitsunday Rendezvous
By Kate Elkington, ,
8:03 AM Wed 18 Jun 2014 GMT
Multihull Solutions Whitsunday Rendezvous - The event itinerary has been upgraded to include even more unforgettable events including a Welcome function at Coral Sea Resort with canapes and beverages pack, a mid-week dinner event on the prestigious Keel Deck of Hamilton Island Yacht Club, the famous Whitehaven Beach Prawn & Punch Party, and a final night presentation dinner at Long Island Resort. ...
Stena Match Cup - Ed Baird to compete in clash of titans at Marstrand
By Fabian Bengtsson, ,
7:36 AM Wed 18 Jun 2014 GMT
Sailing legend Ed Baird (USA) has received a wildcard invitation to compete in Stena Match Cup Sweden, the second stage of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour 2014. The double America’s Cup winner and three times Match Racing World Champion, now joins Magnus Holmberg in the line-up at Marstrand – spectators can look forward to a legendary battle during the event's 20th anniversary. ...
Fraudulent yacht broker gets jail for twelve months
By Western Morning/Sail-World Cruising, ,
9:17 PM Tue 17 Jun 2014 GMT
Got'im! The warnings are there, published widely (even in Sail-World Cruising this week) about how to be careful when you are buying or selling a boat. Here's an example where they didn't get away with it. A crooked yacht broker in Britain has been jailed for swindling a seller out of her £43,000 luxury cruising boat ...
Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville joins Summer Sailstice
By Ken Quant/Sail-World, ,
9:00 PM Tue 17 Jun 2014 GMT
Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville (the United States-based casual dining American restaurant chain) is offering new rewards to sailors ‘strutting their sailing stuff’ while challenging traditional sailing stereotypes. Margaritaville is adding prizes and outreach if you post your events on www.summersailstice.com in celebration of the 14th annual event happening on June 21st. ...
Sail Albany 2015
By Jenny Honeybun, Perth ,
8:48 PM Tue 17 Jun 2014 GMT
Pre-announcment: Sail Albany 2015, (Fremantle to Albany Race 17 April and Albany to Fremantle Anzac Commemorative Yacht Race, 25 April) will also include a cruising-rally fleet consisting of yachts from clubs all over Western Australia and hopefully some from the eastern states. ...
U.S. Jr Women’s Doublehanded Championship on the horizon
By Jake Fish, ,
8:34 PM Tue 17 Jun 2014 GMT
The American Yacht Club welcomes 41 talented teams to Western Long Island Sound for the U.S. Junior Women’s Doublehanded Championship. This week’s regatta marks the opening US Sailing Youth National Championship event of the 2014 season. Teams will race for the Ida Lewis Trophy in the Club 420 this Wednesday, June 18 through Friday, June 20. ...
Giraglia Rolex Cup - Inshore series concludes
By KPMS, ,
8:17 PM Tue 17 Jun 2014 GMT
The third and final day of racing in the Inshore Series of the 2014 Giraglia Rolex Cup confirmed the winners in all classes. In IRC 0, Andres Soriano’s British Mini Maxi Alegre won today’s race and secured the class prize on count-back from Swede Niklas Zennström’s Ran 5 which was second today. Lupa of London ended in third. ...
America's Cup: Emirates confirm discussions over Team NZ naming rights
By Richard Gladwell, ,
8:16 PM Tue 17 Jun 2014 GMT
Team New Zealand have confirmed reports appearing in several New Zealand media on Tuesday that Emirates Airlines are working closely with the team to renew their naming rights sponsorship.
A news report on TV3 on Tuesday claimed that a trigger point for the airline, which has been a long-time sponsor of the team, was the exposure they received from the visit by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge ...
Stena Match Cup Sweden - Magnus Holmberg given wildcard invitation
By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, ,
6:34 PM Tue 17 Jun 2014 GMT
Former America’s Cup campaigner and legendary sailor Magnus Holmberg has been given a wildcard invitation to compete at the Stena Match Cup Sweden, the second stage of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour 2014. ...
Giraglia Rolex Cup - Final phase fast approaching
By KPMS, ,
6:04 PM Tue 17 Jun 2014 GMT
The 2014 Giraglia Rolex Cup enters its final phase tomorrow, Wednesday, with the start of the 241-nm offshore race. Some 213 yachts are expected to take part – a new record fleet. The mythical course which, in a normal year, takes crews from France to Italy, via the Giraglia rock off the northern tip of Corsica, offers something exceptional this year: a finish in Monte-Carlo. ...
Twelve youth teams compete in national match racing event
By Dave Perry, ,
5:49 PM Tue 17 Jun 2014 GMT
US Sailing has partnered with Oakcliff Sailing and the Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club to organize the 2014 Rose Cup, a national youth match racing event to be held on June 18-22, in Oyster Bay, New York. The event, founded by the Newport-Balboa Sailing and Seamanship Association, is the fifth running of the Rose Cup. ...