Star World Championship - Americans claim race win in Malcesine
By Star Class World Championship, ,
6:19 PM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
Today, July 4th, at the Star World Championship, American team Augie Diaz with crew Arnis Baltins in USA 8465 have more to celebrate than their American holiday: Independence Day. In the pivotal, and ultimately dramatic Race 5, USA 8465 Diaz/Baltins won their first race of the 2014 event and after the calculation of a drop race, maintain a position in the top five of the overall standings. ...
Invitational Team Racing Challenge - Light airs on day 2
By Jill Campbell/Donata Cuppone, ,
5:57 PM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
Day two of the Invitational Team Racing Challenge saw the eight competing teams complete the first round robin with the Royal Thames Yacht Club coming out on top with six wins out of seven. In a change to the original format - result from a request by participants to maximize the number of races run on the waters of the Costa Smeralda - racing then continued in the second round robin. ...
J80 European Championship - EV Cataschool claims the crown
By Neus Jordi, ,
5:46 PM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
Quentin Delapierre, who is only 23 years old, led 'EV Cataschool' to the J80 European Championship crown. Despite being the first year in which this French crew sailed in this class, they won the continental title, dominating the water today under heavy winds. ...
ORC European Championship - Race 2 images by Max Ranchi
By Max Ranchi Photography, ,
5:34 PM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
Photographer Max Ranchi was on site at the ORC European Championship to capture these images during race 2. ...
VOR - Espanhóis aceleram preparação faltando menos de 100 dias
By Volvo Ocean Race, ,
5:25 PM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
A equipe espanhola da Volvo Ocean Race tem menos de 100 dias para se preparar para a Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, que começa dia 4 de outubro com a In-port Race de Alicante. A dupla Iker Martinez e Xabi Fernandez, que liderou o Telefónica na edição passada, teve o primeiro contato o novo barco Volvo Ocean 65 durante a semana. ...
PWA Awaza World Cup - Weather halts action on day 4
By Chris Yates, ,
5:08 PM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
On day four of the PWA Awaza World Cup, the wind failed to make an appearance as the searing heat prevented the local thermal effect from kicking in. With sailors on hold for the entirety of the day we caught up with a couple of them to discuss yesterday’s racing. ...
Collinson FX Market Commentary: July 4, 2014 - AUD Overvalued
By Collinson FX, ,
3:33 PM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
July 4, 2014: Some of the gloss came off the AUD after Retail Sales contracted 0.5% and the RBA Governor Stevens confirmed their opinion that the AUD/USD is overvalued and should be lower ??. The AUD traded 0.9350 while the KIWI was well supported around 0.8750. ...
Lord Birkett Memorial Trophy takes place this weekend
By Brenda Hoult, ,
2:44 PM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
Almost as legendary as the event itself is the Noble family members with a plethora of appearances on the Birkett trophies. Hence the announcement was made with some trepidation that the Garmin prize draw for early entry revealed that very name - though statistically, with four entries, the Nobles were up there with a chance on probability. ...
Clipper Race - Henri Lloyd wins OneDLL Cup into Den Helder
By Clipper Ventures, ,
2:34 PM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, Henri Lloyd has won its fifth race of the series, the OneDLL Cup, from Derry-Londonderry to Den Helder, The Netherlands, the fleet’s penultimate stopover before the London homecoming. The win is the team’s ninth podium overall and Canadian skipper Eric Holden and his crew have secured enough points to be unbeatable in the series. ...
NZL Sailing Team: RS:X drops in big breeze; Tuke looks to Europeans
By NZL Sailing Team, ,
12:36 PM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
Day 3 of racing at the RS:X European Champs in Cesme didn’t go as Natalia Kosinska would have hoped and she has slipped to 11th in the standings (placing 23, 19, DNC). But with two days to go there’s time to improve;
Coach Dave Robertson says; 'Unfortunately today went from bad to worse for Natalia. She was starting well but lacked some speed in the +20 knots and big waves. One of 'those days' ...
Clipper Race - Close match racing in closing stages of the OneDLL Cup
By Clipper Ventures, ,
11:51 AM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race, following this morning’s tight finish to Race 15, today’s skipper reports reveal the close and competitive racing taking place in the closing stages of the OneDll Cup. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Spanish play catch-up with under 100 days to go
By Volvo Ocean Race Media, ,
11:16 AM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
Spain’s new entry for the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 arrived in its home country this week as offshore sailing’s biggest event began its 100-day countdown to the start on October 4. ...
Audi Tron Melges 24 European Sailing Series - Blu Moon is leading
By International Melges 24 Class Association, ,
11:09 AM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
This fourth act of the Audi Tron Melges 24 European Sailing Series hosted by the Fraglia Vela Riva started yesterday in great style with three delivered races under a consistent Ora wind. This Audi Tron European Sailing Series Melges 24 has signed Blu Moon (1-1-2) as the leader of the provisional ranking. ...
World Match Racing Tour: Catch the live action at the Stena Match Cup
By Sail-World, ,
10:55 AM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
Catch the Quarter and Semi-Finals live of the Stena Match Cup Sweden, live from Marstrand ...
Finn Junior Worlds - Battle for the Jorge Bruder Silver Cup
By Robert Deaves, ,
10:41 AM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
This could be the most hard fought for Silver Cup so far with a large group of favourites hoping to win the cup in their last year as a junior. Peter McCoy (GBR) finished fourth last year, but then won the 2013 Junior European Championship a few weeks later. Anders Pedersen (NOR) is Norway's top Finn sailor and picked up the bronze in last year's Junior Europeans. ...
Mobiles drive traffic - 72% increase in Sail-World.com page view
By Brendan Maxwell, ,
10:03 AM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
The key boat buying demographic, the 40 to 65 age group, has embraced online media enthusiastically, with video, imagery and major feature stories providing much more information and entertainment than ever before. More and more people are choosing large-screen smartphones (phablets) over seven to eight-inch tablets says the key industry data group, the International Data Corporation (IDC). ...
British Open Dragon Championship finale at Royal Lymington preview
By British Dragon Association, ,
8:32 AM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
Alongside excellent racing the competitors will also enjoy a fantastic social programme starting with a Welcome Reception on Saturday 5 July and including the Edinburgh Cup Gala Dinner on Wednesday 9 July and a final Prize Giving and BBQ on Friday 11 July. ...
New import permit for Mexico resolves impound problems
By Capt. Pat Rains, ,
8:11 AM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
Licenciada Dina Madrid flew up from Mexico City to announce the newly released 10-year Temporary Import Permit (TIP) to a room packed with recreational boaters and marine industry representatives. ...
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Phuket is ready to host
By Duncan Worthington, Phuket ,
8:09 AM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
Phuket Island is ready to host the award-winning Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek from 16 – 20 July off the Island's southeast coast. The season-opening event of the prestigious 2014/15 Asian Yachting Grand Prix – a series of 12 of the best regattas in Asia – Raceweek is set to welcome one of the most competitive fleets in the Regatta's history. ...
La Solitaire du Figaro – Eric Bompard Cachemire - Beyou got advantage
By Riva Com, ,
4:18 AM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
With just less than 100 miles to go this afternoon on Leg 4 of La Solitaire du Figaro-Eric Bompard cachemire it may be advantage to Jérémie Beyou (Maitre Coq) as the race leader has his main rivals behind him as he seeks to win this famous solo race for the third time, but the final set of the stage in to Cherbourg-Octeville still has huge potential for upsets. ...
Solitaire du Figaro - Figaro Master Metronome Beyou wins his third
By Riva Com, ,
3:29 AM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
When he crossed the finish line off Cherbourg-Octeville at 11h20m50s (UTC +2hrs) this morning to win the 45th edition of La Solitaire du Figaro overall for the third time Jérémie Beyou, sailing Maître Coq, wrote himself into the solo race's record books, joining only three skippers to have triumphed overall three times. ...
Yachting Australia announces resignation of CEO Phil Jones
By Jane Gordon, ,
2:50 AM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
Yachting Australia, the National Sporting Organisation for sailing and boating, has announced the resignation of their long serving CEO Phil Jones after more than 17 years. ...
ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship - Cyprus team all set
By Petros Papagiorgis, ,
11:46 PM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
The Cypriot team taking part in the 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship are in the last stages of their preparation with eight sailors heading to Tavira, Portugal. The 2013 ISAF Youth Worlds was held in Limassol, Cyprus and gathered positive comments from all participants with knowledge transferred to the Tavira organising team. ...
Hobie Multi Europeans - Challenging day on the water + Video
By Patrik Pollak, ,
9:43 PM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
Hobie 16 is the biggest fleet at the Multi Europeans but not the only one. Hobie Wild cat is a challenging high performance one design class. But any Hobie today was challenging. Strong wind, big waves made it hard just to sail around the course. ...
PWA Awaza World Cup - Valerie Ghibaudo hits back on day 3
By Chris Yates, ,
9:19 PM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
The waiting game continued on day three of the PWA Awaza World Cup as the sailors endured another long day on the beach. Just like yesterday the wind arrived in the early evening allowing the second elimination of the women’s slalom to be completed, in similar tricky conditions to yesterday, whilst the men have been whittled down to the top twenty-four. ...