European Odyssey boats arrive in Lanzarote + Video
By Cornell Sailing, ,
5:46 PM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
The first three European Odyssey boats have arrived at Puerto Calero Marina in Lanzarote this last Friday and Saturday. Geronimo and Anthea sailed from Rabat, Morocco, while Narayan left from Lisbon, Portugal. Mel Symes of Puerto Calero Marina welcomed the boats and reported that the crews were in high spirits after a superb sail. ...
Multiagency rescue at Dunraven Bay + Video
By Carl Evans, ,
4:21 PM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
At 5.48pm on August 25th, both Porthcawl RNLI lifeboats Rose of the Shires and Harold Arnold launched to reports of two persons cut off by the tide at Dunraven Bay, Southerndown. Both RNLI lifeboats from Porthcawl were launched to rescue two persons cut off by the tide at Dunraven Bay, Southerndown, who were in imminent danger as the strong spring tide was fast approaching them. ...
Oakcliff Sailing hosts the Nacra 17, 49er and 49erFX Nationals + Video
By Bruce Nairn, Annapolis, MD ,
4:07 PM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
The star studded National Championships in these three Olympic classes ramped it up as teams vie for spots in the upcoming Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2016. Hosted by Oakcliff Sailing, the conditions and race management were excellent. Video coverage was provided by Heron Financial Group and filmed by T2PTV. ...
Extreme Sailing Series - An enjoyable experience for Groupama 40
By Groupama Sailing Team, ,
2:57 PM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
Ninth in the overall ranking in the fifth stage of the Extreme Sailing Series in Cardiff, the skipper of Groupama 40 gives us a positive analysis of its participation against some of the best sailors on the sailing planet. ...
Collinson FX Market Commentary: August 26 2014 - Europe surges
By Collinson FX, ,
2:46 PM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
August 26 2014: The AUD battled to hold 0.9300 and remains at the whim of the big Dollar while the KIWI trades 0.8340. NZ Trade data will be released today and it is hard to see any improvements with the environment created by the only contractionary Central Bank in the OECD! ...
Groupama 40 à Cardiff : Ça fait plaisir
By Groupama Sailing Team, ,
2:38 PM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
Neuvième du classement général de la cinquième étape des Extreme Sailing Series de Cardiff, le skipper de Groupama 40 dresse un bilan positif de sa participation face à certains des meilleurs marins de la planète voile. ...
International 18ft Skiff Regatta underway on San Francisco Bay
By Erik Simonson, Pressure-Drop.US, ,
2:14 PM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
A much smaller gathering at this Int'l 18 Regatta than in most recent years, due primarily to over extended schedules, eight teams hoisted sail and carried on the tradition of the International 18's on San Francisco Bay. The wind and tide played their usual havoc on sailors as the flood gave way to ebb combined with occasional ferry and cargo traffic to send launch ramps the competitors way. ...
U21 Laser World Championship - Lorenzo Chiavarini victorious
By Lindsey Bell, ,
2:00 PM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
Rising British sailing talent Lorenzo Chiavarini hopes his under 21 Laser World Championship victory will ‘push him on to greater things’, as he added the junior world title to his under 21 European crown in Douarnenez, France, this weekend (23 August). ...
J24 Short Course Regatta at Cronulla Sailing Club
By J24 Australia, ,
1:47 PM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
Mat Short, the rising star in the fast growing fleet of J24s at Cronulla, proved the old maxim – if you want to finish first, first you have to finish – and although he blitzed the racing on Saturday, not sailing on Sunday put an end to his (deserved) potential championship winning result. ...
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2014 - Quality fleet for Maxi Classic
By KPMS, ,
1:13 PM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
A collection of some of the world’s finest, fastest and most famous Maxi yachts will gather in Porto Cervo, Sardinia for the 25th edition of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup from 31 August – 6 September, an occasion which marks the 30th year of the relationship between event organizers Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) and title sponsor Rolex. ...
Sailing to feature in AIMS Games from 2015
By Jodie Bakewell-White, New Zealand ,
12:24 PM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
For the first time sailing will feature in the NZCT AIMS Games in 2015 after a proposal made by Yachting New Zealand was accepted by the six Trustees of one of the largest sporting events in New Zealand.
The AIMS (Association of Middle and Intermediate Schools) Games, held annually in Tauranga gathers together 7,500 students (aged 11, 12 and 13 years) from 228 schools to compete in 17 differe ...
Sailing Champions League - which is Europe's best sailing club?
By Dan Ibsen & the Sail-World team, Copenhagen ,
12:23 PM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
For the first time in European sailing history, the top European sailing club will be identified at the new Sailing Champions League, which takes place from 17th to 19th October in Copenhagen. ...
Weta fun at the Wine & Roses Regatta
By Bruce Fleming, Santa Barbara ,
12:22 PM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
Just eight Wetas made the trip up or down old Highway 101 to posh Santa Barbara, the historic wine-loving town on 'California’s Riviera', to sail in our West Coast Champs. ...
EUROSAF Youth Europeans - Golden hat-trick for GBR sailors
By Lindsey Bell, ,
12:15 PM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
British Youth Sailing talents scooped a hat trick of gold medals and two bronzes on an exciting final day of racing at the EUROSAF Youth Sailing European Championships. With place changes and medals possible in most of the seven classes heading into the final day, the medal race format – which many of the British squad had not experienced – provided an opportunity to learn new skills. ...
Brydes Whale feeding in the Firth of Thames - up close images
By Peter Idoine, ,
10:49 AM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
On Monday Peter Idoine and friends were out on the Hauraki Gulf about 5 Miles NE of Gannet Rock. Coromandel. Channel Island and Great Barrier Island were visible on a very clear day.
He describes what happened next: ...
Extreme Sailing Series: The Wave, Muscat claims victory on Cardiff Bay
By Extreme Sailing Series, ,
9:30 AM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
In the Extreme Sailing Series, Cardiff Bay saved the best for last for the 11-boat Extreme 40 fleet, where Alinghi, The Wave, Muscat and J.P. Morgan BAR battled it out until the bitter end for the top positions, in one of the closest – and most exciting – three-horse fights seen in the Series, which resulted in a three way collision and three consecutive penalties too boot in the final race. ...
International 14 World Championships 2015: Not just for boys
By Tracey Johnstone, ,
8:01 AM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
Nurton is a member of both the strong overseas contingent to contest the event being conducted by Royal Geelong Yacht Club on Corio Bay in Geelong, and the growing group of women who sail these progressive boats. This will be Nurton’s sixth World Championship after starting her I14 sailing career just over 13 years ago. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Six months to Auckland Stopover
By Geraldine O’Kane, ,
5:28 AM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
On Friday 27 February, exactly six months from tomorrow, the Race Village for the Auckland Stopover will open for business ready to welcome the fleet contesting the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15.
Seven boats – the new one-design Volvo Ocean 65s – are due to contest this edition of the Race which starts in Alicante (Spain) next month and the fourth Leg will see the fleet race from Sanya (China) into ...
Marine15 - prospectus available online now + VIDEO
By Jeni Bone, ,
4:29 AM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
Asia Pacific's largest recreational marine business and safety conference and associated trade exhibition will be held from Sunday 3 May to Tuesday 5 May 2015 at RACV Royal Pines on Queensland’s Gold Coast. ...
Nominations now open for 2014 Ocean Racer of the Year Awards
By Jennifer Crooks, ,
3:49 AM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
Nominations are now open in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s prestigious Ocean Racer of the Year Awards. The 2014 Ocean Racer of the Year Awards will be announced on Thursday 11 December 2014 and the CYCA welcomes nominations from fellow offshore clubs that have suitable candidates they feel would be eligible for these awards. ...
Rio de Janeiro achieves 50% treatment of sewage outflow
By Jeni Bone, ,
3:38 AM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
State Secretary of Rio de Janeiro, Leonardo Espindola has told the parliament and media that Rio has achieved 50% treatment of sewage to its waterways, two years out from the start of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. ...
2014 AWT Quatro Desert Showdown - Event memorable videos
By American Windsurfing Tour, ,
3:18 AM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
All the riders that made the long trek to Punta San Carlos, Baja got some memorable conditions and here are the two official videos from the 2014 AWT Quatro Desert Showdown ...
2014 18' Skiff Int Regatta: Day 1 at San Francisco - Reversal on beach
By Rich Roberts, ,
2:44 AM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
Runaway wins on the first day of the 13th annual 18' Skiff International Regatta Monday may have resembled the lopsided racing in the 34th America's Cup on these same tricky waters a year ago, but this time the tide turned at the starting line. ...
Port Kembla Volunteers bring in 75 metre monster from 5nm offshore
By Ken McManus, ,
2:19 AM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
Shipping, boating and fishing crews have been urged to retrieve gear lost overboard rather than leaving it to become an offshore hazard, following a Marine Rescue Port Kembla operation to retrieve a large cargo net on the weekend. ...
Yachtstyle #28 out now
By Yachtstyle, ,
2:03 AM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
Always looking for good, verifiable, non-press-release information, the Yachtstyle editorial team visited Viareggio, Tuscany, to find out more about superyachts and what goes into them; spent some time in what may soon be the boating boomtown of Asia – Taiwan ...