GAES Christmas Race Day 1 + Video
By Michalis Pateniotis, ,
11:00 AM Thu 19 Dec 2013 GMT
The 38th GAES Christmas Race is being held from 17th to 22nd December 2013. Day one kicked off in waters of the Bay of Palamós with around 300 teams. It was registration and measurement for the 29ers that will start racing tomorrow. The other classes sailed today’s races with a light SW Garbí breeze, 6 to 12 knots. ...
Festival of Sails - Victoria’s IRC/AMS Champs set to reunite fleets
By Lisa Ratcliff, ,
10:47 AM Thu 19 Dec 2013 GMT
Victoria’s IRC and AMS championships are set to reunite the Festival of Sails 2014 fleets. IRC boats have split off for separate competition in the last couple of years, but come January and one of Australia’s premier yachting regattas, a simpler format will unify like boats. ...
The Rudder Cup - Melbourne to Launceston preview
By Jennifer McGuigan, ,
10:44 AM Thu 19 Dec 2013 GMT
The Rudder Cup race from Melbourne to Launceston crosses one of the most notorious pieces of water in the world, Bass Strait. Nicknamed ‘The Paddock’ by sailors it was formed eons ago and is shallow. ...
Rolex Sydney to Hobart - Patrice performs like a rocket ship
By Jim Gale, ,
10:19 AM Thu 19 Dec 2013 GMT
Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race - Tony Kirby is hugely regarded at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, and with 27 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Races under his belt, is a stalwart of the annual 628 nautical mile race. ...
Experience 'an ocean of education and adventure' on a Tall Ship
By Barby MacGowan, ,
10:04 PM Wed 18 Dec 2013 GMT
Spending a week on a 200-foot Tall Ship isn’t your usual summer camp fare, but in July and August of 2014, teens between the ages of 13 and 18 will have a unique opportunity to experience 'an ocean of education and adventure' aboard the newly built SSV Oliver Hazard Perry. ...
GAES Christmas Race - Action underway in the Bay of Palamós
By Jaume Soler, ,
6:50 PM Wed 18 Dec 2013 GMT
The 38th GAES Christmas Race is now underway in waters of the Bay of Palamós with around 300 teams. It was registration and measurement for the 29ers that will start racing tomorrow. The other classes sailed today’s races with a light SW Garbí breeze, six to 12 knots. ...
IFDS Rankings for Paralympic Classes
By ISAF, ,
6:18 PM Wed 18 Dec 2013 GMT
IFDS has published the IFDS Rankings for Paralympic Classes following the completion of the ranking events.
Rankings in the One-Person Keelboat, 2.4mR; Two-Person Keelboat, SKUD18; Three-Person Keelboat and Sonar have been revealed. ...
Cyprus Sailing Federation hosts ISAF Level 3 Technical Course
By ISAF, ,
6:12 PM Wed 18 Dec 2013 GMT
Cyprus Sailing Federation (CySaF) hosted an ISAF Level 3 Technical Course for Performance Coaches from 7-13 December in Limassol, the host venue of the 2013 Sail First ISAF Youth World Championships. The IOC Olympic Solidarity funded training was facilitated by ISAF Nominated Expert Rob Clark (GBR), assisted by 2013 ISAF Training Scholarship graduate Vagelis Atzemian (GRE). ...
Low cost life jackets available for camps, schools and non-profits
By BoatUS, ,
6:03 PM Wed 18 Dec 2013 GMT
Non-profit summer camps, schools, or local non-profit organizations providing on the water programs for kids have a significant need for safety, and having right-sized life jackets for kids is key. Now, the BoatUS Foundation's Kids Afloat Program is offering kid/teen-sized, vest-style life jackets for just $5 each. ...
Professional Kiteracers reveal trio of events for 2014
By PKRA, ,
3:53 PM Wed 18 Dec 2013 GMT
With the 2013 Professional Kiteracing season completed and another outstanding season to look back on, athletes and fans alike are already looking forward to the 2014 tour season with all the usual suspense and excitement to come. The PKRA is now happy to announce a few important updates regarding the 2014 tour schedule, rule changes, and other pertinent rider information. ...
KTA Thailand Christmas Race Special day 1
By KTA, ,
3:45 PM Wed 18 Dec 2013 GMT
Day one of Kite Tour Asia’s inaugural event of the 2013-14 season, the KTA Thailand Christmas Race Special, kicked off in high style with the region’s leading kiteboard racers fighting for position in the sheltered waters of Phuket’s Chalong Bay. ...
Windsurfer Camille Juban awarded Guinness World Record
By Chris Yates, ,
2:40 PM Wed 18 Dec 2013 GMT
In August of 2013, Camille Juban (Quatro / MauiSails / MFC) travelled to Peru in the hope of finding perfect, long peeling lines of glassy waves and that’s exactly what he found at the iconic spot of Chicama. ...
Inaugural Bethwaite Memorial Trophy
By Nicole Douglass, Sydney ,
2:31 PM Wed 18 Dec 2013 GMT
On the morning of Sunday 15 December 2013, 23 Tasars gathered to compete in the inaugural Bethwaite Memorial Trophy race at Northbridge Sailing Club. The race was an opportunity to remember the designer of the class, Frank Bethwaite (1920-2012). ...
South East Queenslands Warm Spring sailing
By Ian Brownhill, Mooloolaba ,
2:24 PM Wed 18 Dec 2013 GMT
Want to spend a week racing in the warm waters off Mooloolaba? Don't want to go too far north or just spend a week away from Brisbane or the Gold Coast? ...
Collinson FX Market Commentary: December 18, 2013 - AUD eases into NZD
By Collinson FX,
1:47 PM Wed 18 Dec 2013 GMT
Collinson FX Market Commentary: December 18, 2013 - Commodities remained well bid with the KIWI holding 0.8240. The AUD is under extreme pressure from the RBA, who declined to cut rates, but relied upon debasement as a strategy to advantage any growth in the reserve currency. The AUD continued recent declines testing 0.8900 overnight. ...
Bryden’s win Upper Harbour Championship
By Megan Bridge, Sydney ,
1:34 PM Wed 18 Dec 2013 GMT
The Bryden’s 16ft Skiff team are this week celebrating their Upper Harbour Championship win. Bryden’s crew James Ward (replacing Lee Knapton), Ricky Bridge and Peter Mackie sailed to victory at the Upper Harbour Championship hosted by Drummoyne 16ft Skiff Sailing Club last weekend. ...
By Dongfeng Race Team, ,
12:57 PM Wed 18 Dec 2013 GMT
Launceston to Hobart Yacht Race - Pukana suffers mast damage
By Peter Campbell, ,
12:04 PM Wed 18 Dec 2013 GMT
The smallest and oldest yacht in the Launceston to Hobart Yacht Race, Pukana, has suffered mast damage in heavy seas in Bass Strait on its delivery voyage from Hobart to Beauty Point and may miss the race. ...
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Downwind drag race for Wild Oats XI
By Rob Mundle, ,
11:57 AM Wed 18 Dec 2013 GMT
The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race gets underway in eight days time on Boxing Day, and while yachting meteorologist Roger Badham’s crystal ball is still a little fuzzy, the crew of Bob Oatley’s champion yacht, the 30-metre supermaxi, Wild Oats XI, are liking what he’s telling them. ...
Hong Kong Dragon Championship at Royal Hong Kong YC preview
By RHKYC Media, ,
10:43 AM Wed 18 Dec 2013 GMT
The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club will host the Hong Kong Dragon Championship from 10 to 12 January 2014 with the continued support of Central Oceans and Northrop and Johnson, with nine races scheduled to take place over three days in waters to the east of Lamma, south of Hong Kong Island. ...
Round the World champion, Conny van Rietschoten dies at 87
8:42 AM Wed 18 Dec 2013 GMT
Renowned Whitbread Round the World sailor Conny van Rietschoten died on Tuesday in Portugal. He was 87 years old.
Long regarded as one of the hard men of world sailing, and Round the World racing in particular, van Rietschoten won the 1978 and 1982 renditions of the then four stop race. ...
NZL Sailing Team: 2014 crews named along with funding increase
By Sail-World, ,
5:57 AM Wed 18 Dec 2013 GMT
The 2014 NZL Sailing Team was launched by Yachting New Zealand today at a function in Auckland attended by team supporters and media. At about the same time, High Performance Sport NZ announced the latest round of funding which sees an increase in funding for Yachting in 2015 and 2016. ...
America's Cup: One of the greatest comebacks - book now released
5:27 AM Wed 18 Dec 2013 GMT
Millions of sailing enthusiasts and casual fans alike watched the 2013 America’s Cup in awe as Oracle Team USA, trailing one point to New Zealand’s eight and on the brink of losing the trophy to the Challenger, came back to win eight straight match-point races to successfully defend the America’s Cup. ...
Yamaha’s stunning 250hp SHO again makes history in Bridge-to-Bridge
By Mike Rose,
4:59 AM Wed 18 Dec 2013 GMT
Yamaha’s highly impressive 250hp SHO four-stroke outboard has again scored a sensational 'first' at this year’s Yamaha Rollos Marine Bridge to Bridge Water Ski Classic on the Waikato River. Outvoted powered by a single Yamaha 250hp SHO four-stroke outboard, totally dominated this year’s Time Trial race, winning by more than a minute ...
Your chance to back an exciting America's Cup project for $5 or more
By Richard Gladwell, ,
1:16 AM Wed 18 Dec 2013 GMT
America's Cup commentator Jack Griffin has initiated a project using the Kickstarter funding model to produce an e-book on the 34th America's Cup. We are constantly receiving request from people for DVD and the like from the 34th America's Cup - now is your chance to make it happen.
There are three days to go to reach the initial finding target - to read how you can help be part of this projec ...
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