Laser Radial Youth World Championship 2014 - Final Day
By Jeff Martin, Dziwnów ,
6:44 PM Sun 3 Aug 2014 GMT
Laser Radial Youth World Championship 2014 - Final Day - Dziwnów put on it’s best show for the final two races of the Laser Radial Youth World titles. A 10 knot breeze from the along the shore built steadily throughout the first race to 13 knots with good surfing waves. The wind topped out at 15 knots but the waves built to give some great rides down wind. ...
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015 - Will a Danish entry take Boat 7?
By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team, ,
4:09 PM Sun 3 Aug 2014 GMT
Just on 70 days before the start of the 2014-2015 Volvo Ocean Race and rumours abound that a major Danish company is set to sponsor a last minute entry in the round the world race, grabbing the available one design boat seven. ...
BIC Techno 293 One Design Class Worlds - Highlights Video
By Patrik Pollak, ,
3:58 PM Sun 3 Aug 2014 GMT
BIC Techno 293 One Design Class Worlds 2014 were held in Brest, France. It was another great event beating all the previous record in fun and participation. Here is 400 reasons to have 500 reasons next time ... ...
Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta - Finn and RS:X preview
By Daniel Smith, ,
3:46 PM Sun 3 Aug 2014 GMT
Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta will take place from 3-9 August from the Marina da Gloria. Finn and RS:X racing will kick off the the first test event of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. ...
Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta - Competitive test for U.S.
By Will Ricketson, ,
3:34 PM Sun 3 Aug 2014 GMT
Racing at the Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta (Olympic Test Event) gets underway on Sunday August 3rd with Rio de Janeiro's mountainous skyline and scenery providing a dramatic backdrop. For US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider athletes, the event will provide another competitive test and a key opportunity ...
RS100 European Championships overall
By Huw Powell & Al Hall, ,
3:16 PM Sun 3 Aug 2014 GMT
Gill RS100 European Championships - Lake Garda was formed by a glacier that flowed down from the Dolomites, cutting through and gouging out the valley. Eventually the ice glacier melted, resulting in the stunning freshwater lake it is today. It was created in the Ice Ages 1.5 million years ago...just before our UK and Australian class chairmen were born…..! ...
RS400 European Championships overall
By Sarah Robertson and Roger Carter, ,
2:32 PM Sun 3 Aug 2014 GMT
The RS400 European Championships at Lake Garda is a perennial RS400 favourite, so it seems fitting in our 20th anniversary year that a record 45 boats made the biannual pilgrimage for the RS Eurocup, including 18 teams from Scotland, three from Canada and two from Cork. ...
Barclays 52 Super Series - Azzurra in Palma for the 33rd Copa Del Rey
By Azzurra Sailing Team, ,
1:59 PM Sun 3 Aug 2014 GMT
The boat flying the colors of the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda is docked together with her 'sisters' in front of the Real Club Nautico di Palma, ready for the battle start on Monday, August 4th. ...
Eastern Autobody Winter Series 2014 - Saga of the sailing managers
By Peter Campbell, ,
1:33 PM Sun 3 Aug 2014 GMT
A close duel between past and present sailing managers of Bellerive Yacht Club on the Derwent today ended taking ‘Saga’ to a commanding pointscore lead in the Bellerive Yacht Club’s Eastern Autobody Winter Series. ...
Kirby Marine launch 13metre Naiad Tender
By Sail-World, ,
12:53 PM Sun 3 Aug 2014 GMT
Naiad's Western Australian licenced builder Kirby Marine have launched an impressive 13m Naiad Tender named Warrior. It has been specifically has been designed as a tender for a Super Yacht, so the emphasis is on transporting people and supplies to and from the Super Yacht. ...
Keeping score: How to win the Volvo Ocean Race
By Jonno Turner, ,
12:31 PM Sun 3 Aug 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race Director Jack Lloyd said, 'This edition, we’ve moved to low points scoring for the first time,' he adds. 'It means that the team that finishes first in an off-shore leg, or an in-port race, will be awarded one point. The team that finishes second, two points – and third, three points. If you are disqualified, or have to retire, then you earn an extra point.' ...
Sea and Summit leg seven - Rain fails to dampen Tash's spirits
By RYA, ,
10:12 AM Sun 3 Aug 2014 GMT
'Sip and Puff’ sailing teen Natasha 'Miss isle' Lambert endured very wet weather conditions today (01 August) as she resumed her Sea and Summit challenge sailing from Plymouth to Fowey in just four hours. The 17-year-old, who has cerebral palsy and controls her boat by breathing through a straw in a specially-engineered bicycle helmet. ...
RYA meets with Government over latest red diesel development
By RYA, ,
9:51 AM Sun 3 Aug 2014 GMT
'The crux of the matter is ensuring the continued availability of diesel for the leisure boating community' says Gus Lewis, Head of Legal and Government Affairs at the RYA. 'If the UK is forced to change to white diesel for recreational craft at the waterside suppliers will find it difficult to make the significant investment required to install additional tanks and pumps for white diesel.' ...
Club Marine NSW Youth Match Racing Championship -Harry Price wins
By Jennifer Crooks, CYCA Media, ,
8:54 AM Sun 3 Aug 2014 GMT
'It was tactically very challenging in the shifty conditions,' said Milly Bennett. 'We had a much better day today – we changed some crew positions around and Alice really stepped up. 'My best match of the day was definitely the last match of the semi-final' ...
Endangered species are like Movie Stars - Charlie Sheens and Tom Hanks
By Rob Jordan, ,
8:14 AM Sun 3 Aug 2014 GMT
A new analysis published in ¬Conservation Biology challenges a widely accepted theory that protecting threatened species with unique functional roles is synonymous with protecting ecosystems. In fact, the study's subject, the bumphead parrotfish, is a prime example of a threatened species that, in high numbers, can damage its surroundings. ...
Brisbane to Keppel Race - The Healer last to first
By Lisa Ratcliff, ,
4:06 AM Sun 3 Aug 2014 GMT
Brisbane to Keppel Yacht Race - Mark Hipgrave’s Beneteau First 36s7 called The Healer finished the Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race last in the fleet, at 5.30am this morning, Sunday August 3, 2014. On handicap it’s a very different story, the small Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron crew outclassing the entire PHS fleet. ...
Open 420 Worlds: When good race days go bad...
By Rob Burn, ,
3:53 AM Sun 3 Aug 2014 GMT
Rob Burn reports on the fourth day of racing for the New Zealand team competing at the 420 World Championships in Travemunde, Germany.
The Kiwi teams slow grind up continues in a light and shifty day on both courses. One race today, the second abandoned just as the breeze appeared to come in.
After a Lay day yesterday that was warm, with the best wind of the World Championships so far ...
RC Laser Yacht Aus Championship - Sydney sailor brings home gold
By Cliff Bromiley, Gold Coast ,
3:37 AM Sun 3 Aug 2014 GMT
Brown said 'The competition was fierce this year – the skill levels increase year-on-year, as does the size of the fleet. This was a particularly pleasing event to win.' The event attracted a field of 24 sailors from around the country and was held at Emerald Lakes on the Gold Coast in sunny conditions with variable winds. ...
Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race - Ragtime to riches
By Lisa Ratcliff, ,
3:07 AM Sun 3 Aug 2014 GMT
Brisbane to Keppel Yacht Race - Long-time Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron member Chris Morgan wondered pre-race if his boat’s number one berth allocation at the final resting point, at Keppel Bay Marina, could be an omen. Last night he and wife Bernadette’s 20 year-old J130 Ragtime was declared the IRC overall winner of the eighth Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race. ...
2014 Lido 14 National Class Championship - Day 2
By Rich Roberts, ,
2:24 AM Sun 3 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 Lido 14 National Class Championship - For a while Saturday the 2014 Lido 14 National Class Championship at Alamitos Bay Yacht Club was building to a Sunday showdown between Chris Raab, who won Friday's Qualification competition and two of Saturday's fleet races, and young Christophe Killian, the defending champion who had three seconds before finishing first in Saturday's sixth and final race ...
Aussies World Champions in 2014 29er titles
By Peter McIntosh, Kingston ,
1:43 AM Sun 3 Aug 2014 GMT
World 29er Championships 2014 - You read it here first … Last week a story in Sail-world noted that NSW teenagers Kurt Hansen and Harry Morton, sailing for Belmont Sailing Club, had just won the North American 29er Nationals and looked to be a huge threat in this year’s 29er Worlds which were to follow at the same venue at Kingston, Canada. And so it turned out to be!! ...
Collinson FX Market Commentary: August 2, 2014 - Interest buoys KIWI
By Collinson FX, ,
1:15 AM Sun 3 Aug 2014 GMT
August 2, 2014: A dramatic collapse in equities for the week signalled a confluence of Geo-Political crises and economic fundamental changes globally. Equities have turned, with the fear the Fed will conclude QE Infinity and begin to raise rates, for the first time in eight years. The KIWI managed to consolidate, at 0.8500, supported by extremely attractive interest rate differentials. ...
Halong becomes a Super Typhoon; Japan in harm's way
By Adam Douty, ,
9:52 PM Sat 2 Aug 2014 GMT
Halong has been rapidly intensifying to start the weekend, becoming a super typhoon early Saturday night, local time, with maximum sustained winds of 250 kph (155 mph). Halong is expected to remain a very dangerous typhoon through the rest of the weekend and into the coming week. ...
420 World Championship - High scoring day 5 in Travemunde
By 420 Sailing, ,
8:40 PM Sat 2 Aug 2014 GMT
It was a high scoring race day five with three back to back races for all fleets at the 420 Worlds. The change in breeze was welcomed, with racing kicking off in around 10 knots, steadily increasing and holding at around 13 knots with gusts up to 14 knots. ...
Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week - Challenged by winds on day 1
By Rupert Holmes/CWL, ,
7:41 PM Sat 2 Aug 2014 GMT
The opening day of Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week saw competitors challenged by winds that varied from well under 10 knots to more than 20. After a weather front cleared the race area at lunchtime, the breeze settled into a brisk south-westerly of 16-20 knots, giving glorious racing conditions and once again bathing Cowes in warm sunlight. ...