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AWMRT Chicago Match Cup Qualifier - Steele wins By Chicago Match Race, , 3:39 AM Mon 16 Jun 2014 GMT
Chris Steele from the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron and his team of Walker Banks on Main, Hamish Hardy on Jib and Tim Siemers on Bow have prevailed in blustery conditions today to win the ISAF Grade Two Chicago Match Cup Qualifier. In a come-from-behind effort, Steele defeated Australia's David Chapman two - one in a fiery series of matches that were shortened to a first-to-two point series ...

2014 AWT Pistol River Wave Bash - Levi Siver wins By American Windsurfing Tour, , 3:10 AM Mon 16 Jun 2014 GMT
Day three at the 2014 AWT Pistol River Wave Bash will go down as one of the most impressive contest days the US west coast has ever seen. The action across all divisions was intense and fiercely competitive with the wind gusting over 30-knots and sets rolling in constantly in the head-to-logo-high range. It was simply amazing. ...

Giraglia Rolex Cup - 58-nm sprint under spinnaker By KPMS, , 2:24 AM Mon 16 Jun 2014 GMT
The opening act of the Giraglia Rolex Cup was a 58-nm sprint under spinnaker from Sanremo to Saint-Tropez. 107 yachts took part, setting off at midnight on Friday, 13 June. First across the finish line on Saturday morning was the French VOR 70 SFS, skippered by former Whitbread Round the World Race winner, Lionel Péan. Richard Burton’s 35-foot Jet Lag took the overall win on handicap under IRC. ...

Laser NAs and U.S. Singlehanded Championships - Day 4 wrap-up By Rich Roberts, , 2:22 AM Mon 16 Jun 2014 GMT
Charlie Buckingham and Paige Railey have been collecting trophies since they were kids, but Sunday they won some of the more precious hardware: the George D. O’Day trophy for men and Helen Willis Hanley trophy for women in the U.S. Sailing Singlehanded Championships. ...

Retired yachting star to sail again - for the love of her boat By Nancy Knudsen, , 10:59 PM Sun 15 Jun 2014 GMT
Tracy Edwards, celebrated racing yachtie and inspiration for a generation of ambitious female sailors after her stellar performance leading a crew of women in the Whitbread World Race in 1990, vowed she would 'never set foot on a boat again', but she's changed her mind and it's sentiment not competitiveness driving her on. ...

Sail Albany 2015 By Jenny Honeybun, Perth , 10:59 PM Sun 15 Jun 2014 GMT
Sail Albany 2015 - The April 2015 Fremantle to Albany Yacht Race and the Albany to Fremantle Anzac Commemorative Yacht Race, plus other sailing activities during the week, have been packaged into an event called Sail Albany 2015. The Fremantle to Albany Race starts on Friday 17th April 2015 and the 'Albany to Fremantle Anzac Commemorative Yacht Race' will start 25th April 2015. ...

The quest to save coral - one man's plan By Bjorn Carey, , 10:50 PM Sun 15 Jun 2014 GMT
Although corals play a starring role in vacation albums and are a prime lure for the cruising sailors to tropical playgrounds, their importance to global ecosystems and economies is often overlooked. More than half the world’s coral reefs have died since the dawn of the industrial age, due to human activities and ever increasing ocean temperatures. But Stanford’s Steve Palumbi has a plan. ...

Who would have guessed the Kiwis like the AC 2017 Protocol? By Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team, , 8:21 PM Sun 15 Jun 2014 GMT
Its easy to be cynical but you'd have to wonder if the Kiwi explosive reaction to the release of the protocol has just been a ploy to show potential sponsors that ETNZ can command mainstream media attention ahead of their sponsorship drive. They pulled in $6,000,000 in sponsorship this week alone so all the headlines can't have hurt them. ...

IMOCA Ocean Masters New York to Barcelona - Hugo Boss victorious By Leslie Greenhalgh, , 7:56 PM Sun 15 Jun 2014 GMT
Team Hugo Boss is the winner of the IMOCA Ocean Masters New York to Barcelona race. Co-Skippers Pepe Ribes (Esp) and Ryan Breymaier (USA) crossed the finish line at (time) hours local time in Barcelona. They now will make their way to the arrivals pontoon for the family, media and public welcome ashore and press conference ...

New York to Barcelona Race - First arrivals set to finish today By Leslie Greenhalgh, , 5:10 PM Sun 15 Jun 2014 GMT
In the IMOCA Ocean Masters New York to Barcelona Race the first arrivals are set to finish today (Sunday) at 16:00-22:00 Barcelona time having picked up speed slightly since lunchtime yesterday. ...

Festival of Sport Open Dinghy Regatta - J-Asia reaffirms its dominance By Marek Nostitz Jackowski, , 4:54 PM Sun 15 Jun 2014 GMT
At the Samsung 57th Festival of Sport Open Dinghy Regatta J-Asia reaffirmed its dominance over the Hong Kong competitive laser sailing scene by capturing the top three sports for the Laser Radial and Laser 4.7 classes, which took place over a two-day period off the Hong Kong Sail Training Association’s Dingy Centre at Little Palm Beach, Clearwater Bay. The event was o!rganised by the Hong Kong Sai ...

La Solitaire du Figaro fleet leave the English coast By Service de presse La Solitaire du Figaro, , 4:20 PM Sun 15 Jun 2014 GMT
In the 45th edition of La Solitaire du Figaro - Eric Bompard Cachemire, today the Solitaire fleet left the English coast. They won't return to this side of the channel until Leg 4 at the end of the month. As of 1500BST Gildas Morvan (Cercle Vert) was in the lead and fastest in the fleet, racing at 12kn, almost 4kn faster than Yann Elies (Groupe Queguiner-Leucemie Espoir) in second ...

USA 4 Windsurfing Campaign - Ronstan challenge By Steve Bodner, , 4:03 PM Sun 15 Jun 2014 GMT
USA 4 Windsurfing Campaign - Ronstan challenge. Steve Bodner provides an update. Omfg what a race! 13-16k at the start and 25-30k at the finish just over an hour later and 20+ miles in the GPS. ...

New York to Barcelona Race - Hugo Boss battle to cover final miles By Leslie Greenhalgh, , 3:59 PM Sun 15 Jun 2014 GMT
IMOCA Ocean Masters New York to Barcelona Race leader Hugo Boss looks set to arrive at the finish line off Barcelona’s W-Hotel at 1900-2100 local time followed by Team Neutrogena at 2300-0200 ...

New York to Barcelona Race - Cuenta atrás hasta la meta By Leslie Greenhalgh, , 3:51 PM Sun 15 Jun 2014 GMT
El líder de la IMOCA Ocean Masters New York to Barcelona Race Hugo Boss parece que llegará a la línea de meta, frente al hotel W, entre las 19 y las 21 horas locales, seguido por el Neutrogena, entre las 23 y las 02 horas ...

Swiss Bol d’Or - Second place for Realteam By MaxComm, , 3:46 PM Sun 15 Jun 2014 GMT
Swiss Bol d’Or 2014 - The Realteam crew established themselves at the front of the fleet right off the start line at 10:00 along with Alinghi and Mobimo. 'We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves,' said skipper Jerome Clerc back ashore. 'It was a magnificent Bol d’Or!' ...

Une Normandy Sailing Week 2014 tactique et palpitante By Astrid Van den Hove, , 3:30 PM Sun 15 Jun 2014 GMT
Le M34 Groupama termine en beauté l’édition 2014 de la semaine de la voile normande tout comme le J80 Interface Concept. CVSAE 2 monte sur la plus haute marche du podium en First Class 7.5. Dunkerque Plaisance en IRC 1-2 et Pinguin Playboy en IRC 3-4 sortent en vainqueurs d’une lutte de tous les instants.* ...

Derwent Sailing Squadron Winter Series 2014 - 37 boats turn out By Peter Campbell, , 1:26 PM Sun 15 Jun 2014 GMT
Derwent Sailing Squadron Winter Series 2014 - Thirty-one keelboats raced in three divisions while six SB20s sailed their own course, completing two races. Conditions were not ideal for good competition with the light breeze swinging from north-west to westerly after the start, resulting in a ‘soldiers’ course for the three divisions. ...

Leg two of La Solitaire du Figaro gets underway in Plymouth By Artemis Offshore Academy, , 10:54 AM Sun 15 Jun 2014 GMT
La Solitaire du Figaro 2014 - Fortunately, just after 2100, the wind filled in from the north and acting fast, Race Director Gilles Chiorri commenced the four-minute countdown and Leg two (Plymouth, UK to Roscoff, France) of the Solitaire du Figaro got underway at 2126 on Saturday 13th June – three hours behind schedule. ...

Clipper Race 2013-14 - Jamaica Get All Right first across Scoring Gate By Clipper Ventures, , 10:00 AM Sun 15 Jun 2014 GMT
Clipper Round The World Yacht Race 2013-14 - The fleet is now past the Ice Mark Hollis after the Race Office moved its position a further two degrees south following Great Britain’s report that it spotted a growler on Friday (a smaller piece of floating ice protruding out of the water). ...

Cold and blustery day for Race seven of the Land Rover Winter Series By Jennifer Crooks, , 8:51 AM Sun 15 Jun 2014 GMT
Land Rover Winter Series 2014 - Race Officer Steve Kidson got the fleet away on time, on their respective course A, in a 16 knot westerly breeze with light rain sprinkling. 'The sailors are having a beautiful day on water despite having to don wet weather gear,' Kidson said. ...

Mahoney crowned A-Cat North American Champion by one point By Ocean Images, , 7:51 AM Sun 15 Jun 2014 GMT
ISAF International A-Class Catamaran North American Championship 2014 - The Outer Banks’ Croatan Sound had a going-away gift for the nearly 50-strong 2014 SailNC A-Class North American Championship fleet on their final day of racing; Perfect weather and a beautiful, 8-12 knot Northerly breeze. ...

La Solitaire du Figaro – Eric Bompard Cachemire - Leg two got underway By Riva Com, , 5:53 AM Sun 15 Jun 2014 GMT
Leg two of La Solitaire du Figaro - Eric Bompard Cachemire finally got underway at 2126BST after a three hour delay. The 38 solo sailors eventually left as the sun set over the Sound. The fleet had been drifting at the East end of the breakwater in very little wind, leaving the Race Committee unable to start the race. ...

NYYC 160th Annual Regatta - A test of patience By Barby MacGowan, , 5:06 AM Sun 15 Jun 2014 GMT
Yesterday’s tricky, occasionally windless, conditions for the Around the Island Race insisted on sticking around this morning, causing a postponement ashore for 189 teams sailing in the 160th New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta presented by Rolex. Old friends caught up on the docks, but then put their game faces on when the AP flag was lowered ...

Laser North Americans and U.S. Singlehanded Championships - Day 3 By Rich Roberts, , 3:53 AM Sun 15 Jun 2014 GMT
It's not exactly match racing, but out of 74 entries the Laser class North American Championships hosted by Alamitos Bay Yacht Club comes down to a two-man battle on the final day Sunday: Charlie Buckingham of nearby Newport Beach versus Bruno Fontes of Brazil. ...

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