J80 European Championship preview
By Neus Jordi - AMT Comunicación, ,
10:28 AM Fri 27 Jun 2014 GMT
J80 European Championship - The media presentation of the event took place today at the Barcelona International Sailing Center. The event’s hosts were territorial representative of Barcelona Sports for the Catalan Government Santi Siquier, president of the Catalan Sailing Federation, Gerard Esteva, president and commodore of Club Naútico el Balis, Jordi Parés and Oriol Cornudella. ...
Sail Mooloolaba: IRC big boats out to play this weekend in Queensland
By Tracey Johnstone, Mooloolaba ,
10:24 AM Fri 27 Jun 2014 GMT
The big boats come out to play this weekend in the Queensland IRC Championship and Sail Mooloolaba Keelboat Regatta. ...
Sunrise broadcasting from the revitalised Abell Point Marina
By Abell Point Marina, ,
10:00 AM Fri 27 Jun 2014 GMT
With the multi-million dollar development less than a month away from completion, Abell Point Marina on Queensland's tropical beach resort of Airlie Beach is fast becoming the destination of choice for yachties this cruising season. ...
Etchells World Championship - Hardesty on top of the leaderboard
By New York Yacht Club, ,
8:38 AM Fri 27 Jun 2014 GMT
On day three of the Etchells World Championship 2014, hosted by the New York Yacht Club at Harbour Court in association with Sail Newport, Bill Hardesty’s resilience has brought him and his crew of Taylor Canfield, Stephanie Roble and Marcus Eagan to the top of the leader board despite a heavy downpour and fluky winds. ...
2014 World University Match Racing Championship - GB head to Italy
By Jessica Beecher of BUSA, Lago di Ledro ,
8:00 AM Fri 27 Jun 2014 GMT
2014 World University Match Racing Championship - Three British teams will battle it out for event honours when the FISU (International University Sports Federation) World University Match Racing Championships (FISU Worlds) get underway next week on the Lago di Ledro, Italy (29th June - 5th July). ...
Entries open for the ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne 2014
By ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne - Media, ,
7:46 AM Fri 27 Jun 2014 GMT
The ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne racing action kicks off Monday 8th December and wraps up with two days of Medal Races over the weekend. ...
Australian Sailing continues to be rewarded with greater funding
By Sail-world.com, ,
5:53 AM Fri 27 Jun 2014 GMT
AIS Director Matt Favier said this year’s investment allocations recognised sports which had excellent recent records and potential medal opportunities.
'Sailing has received an increase of $1.25 million based on past performances including London and its potential to contribute to Australia’s Olympic medal tally in Rio and beyond,' he said. ...
Gladwell's Line: Team New Zealand remains in the Cup game despite ...
By Richard Gladwell, ,
3:48 AM Fri 27 Jun 2014 GMT
Taking a different tack, on Wednesday afternoon, Emirates Team New Zealand announced that they were still in the America's Cup game.
Different because this announcement came in the form of a media release only, and there was little said publicly by the team. ...
2014 Newport Bermuda Race - Day 6
By Talbot Wilson, ,
3:40 AM Fri 27 Jun 2014 GMT
2014 Newport Bermuda Race - Actaea won the St. David’s Lighthouse Division in the 2014 Newport Bermuda Race. Michael and Connie Cone’s Hinckley Bermuda 40 yawl raced in Class One. They started in Newport, RI on Friday June 20 at 1:00PM EDT and finished in Bermuda off St. David’s Lighthouse almost 122 hours later. ...
Yachting Australia welcomes AIS 'Winning Edge' investment decision
By Cora Zillich, ,
3:15 AM Fri 27 Jun 2014 GMT
Yachting Australia welcomed today’s AIS allocation of an additional $1.25 million of Australian Government investment for its Sailing Performance program. The investment decision was based on Sailing’s past performances including London and its potential to contribute to Australia’s Olympic medal tally in Rio and beyond. ...
African Kite Racing Championships - Day 3
By Icarus Sailing, ,
2:48 AM Fri 27 Jun 2014 GMT
The African Kite Race Championship 2014 continued for its third day at 7Bft Kite House in Soma Bay. The day saw the possible come-back of Florian Gruber and offered some surprising twists, proving this championship is still any man's game. ...
Etchells World 2014 - Etchells legends panel now scheduled for Friday
By New York Yacht Club, ,
12:39 AM Fri 27 Jun 2014 GMT
Some of the world's best-known sailors will participate in a panel discussion on the enduring Etchells design (95 boats competing in its 46th world championship) and sailing in general. ...
Collinson FX Market Commentary: June 27, 2014 - KIWI flies high
By Collinson FX, ,
11:59 PM Thu 26 Jun 2014 GMT
June 27, 2014: The KIWI is flying high, moving up to 0.8770, fuelled by the growing and attractive interest rate differentials. RBNZ Governor Wheeler is suffering collateral damage from his hawkish and presumptuous monetary policy moves. This has long been an error of NZ Central Bankers, acting without patience, thus causing unnecessary volatility and pressures on the currency. ...
Sailing crew's battle to save yacht lost in the Indian Ocean
By Sail-World Cruising round-up, ,
10:13 PM Thu 26 Jun 2014 GMT
The first terse report received had all the hallmarks of an impersonal official account - three people rescued from yacht in the Indian Ocean, - But it is the sailmail communication from the sailors themselves that contains the real story. Of particular note in this account is the many methods the quick-thinking-in-a-crisis skipper used to keep yacht Simanderal afloat while waiting for rescue. ...
Frers Cup - Trapani action shots by Carlo Borlenghi
By Carlo Borlenghi Images, ,
9:46 PM Thu 26 Jun 2014 GMT
Carlo Borlenghi was on deck for the first edition of the Frers Cup in Trapani to capture these images. ...
Extreme Sailing Series: Emirates Team NZ in the top group after Day 1
By ETNZblog, ,
9:38 PM Thu 26 Jun 2014 GMT
The Extreme Sailing Series’ St Petersburg regatta kicked off on the river Neva today in typical fashion – tight racing on a confined and tricky race area where again consistency was king.
Some teams did well, others suffered on the tight race course which is just 300 metres wide at its narrowest point. Testing conditions saw the crews battle massive wind shifts and a four-knot current across th ...
Newport Bermuda Race - Actaea wins St. David’s Lighthouse Division
By Chris Museler, ,
9:30 PM Thu 26 Jun 2014 GMT
In the 2014 Newport Bermuda Race, Actaea won the St. David’s Lighthouse Division. Michael and Connie Cone’s Hinckley Bermuda 40 yawl raced in Class 1. They started in Newport, RI on Friday June 20 at 1:00PM EDT and finished in Bermuda off St. David’s Lighthouse almost 122 hours later. ...
Kieler Woche 2014 - Kiel is ready for future Olympic -Paralympic Games
By Kieler Woche Pressesprecher, ,
8:46 PM Thu 26 Jun 2014 GMT
At the sailors’ breakfast of the sports journalists of Schleswig-Holstein and the clubs organising the Kieler Woche, the head of administration of the state capital announced that Hamburg is in close contact with Schleswig-Holstein to develop the possibilities of an application for a future Olympic Games. Kiel would be prepared to take over the sailing part, said the Lord Mayor. ...
Solitaire du Figaro - British skippers hit the docks + Video
By Artemis Offshore Academy, ,
8:14 PM Thu 26 Jun 2014 GMT
Today (Thursday 26th June) in Les Sables d’Olonne, eight exhausted and mentally frayed British Solitaire du Figaro skippers hit the docks after nearly four days and four nights of racing – their longest leg yet. ...
Coutts Quarter Ton Cup - Tight, fast and furious on day 2
By Fiona Brown, ,
7:57 PM Thu 26 Jun 2014 GMT
The second day of the Coutts Quarter Ton Cup 2014 brought stronger winds and some thrilling racing for the 31 competing teams. Quarter Ton racing is always close but today's three races were particularly tight with fast and furious action at every mark and a few classic IOR broaches to keep the spectators entertained. ...
RC44 Puerto Sotogrande Cup - Tacticians have their work cut out
By Jessica Gray, ,
6:42 PM Thu 26 Jun 2014 GMT
For the opening fleet races at the RC44 Puerto Sotogrande Cup, there was another day of the same great conditions, with Mediterranean sun and wind in abundant supply, but once again an awkward offshore breeze was blowing. With wind shifts often as large as 50 degrees, the tacticians had their work cut out for them. ...
Extreme Sailing Series, Act 4 - Tricky first day for J.P. Morgan BAR
By Sarah Alexander, ,
5:59 PM Thu 26 Jun 2014 GMT
The first day of the Extreme Sailing Series Act 4, Saint Petersburg and J.P. Morgan BAR were set up to expect both a demanding venue and difficult racing conditions from the famous Russian city. The wind was highly inconsistent, extremely light, and it eventually forced officials to abandon sailing after only four races. ...
Extreme Sailing Series - Action underway in Saint Petersburg
By Extreme Sailing Series, ,
5:27 PM Thu 26 Jun 2014 GMT
Set against a city backdrop instantly recognisable the world over, the Neva River provided the playground for the first day of Stadium Racing at Act 4 of the Extreme Sailing Series in Saint Petersburg, presented by Land Rover, where some teams thrived and others suffered within the confines of the tight stadium racecourse, which is just 300 metres wide at its narrowest point. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - Torben Grael wins inaugural Magnus Olsson Prize
By Volvo Ocean Race, ,
5:08 PM Thu 26 Jun 2014 GMT
Torben Grael, Brazil’s joint most decorated Olympic medalist with five medals and previous winner of the Volvo Ocean Race, has been awarded the inaugural Magnus Olsson Prize for his contribution to sailing. ...
Thermal imaging helping bulk carriers avoid collisions in port and in
By Drew Valentine, ,
4:37 PM Thu 26 Jun 2014 GMT
Bulk carriers are hard to manouver and from the bridge, small boats power and sail can be hard to detect at night.'One of the biggest dangers is that we may not see very small craft when entering harbours,' says Mr. Peter Robinson the Captain of the bulk carrier M.V. Golden Bay. 'Hitting one of these boats might not damage our ship, but the crew of the other boat could be killed. Avoiding collisio ...