Six months later, missing schooner Nina's families just won't give up
By Nancy Knudsen,
11:17 PM Mon 9 Dec 2013 GMT
They still won't give up. It's six months since the disappearance of the schooner Nina between New Zealand and Australia with six Americans and one English crew on board, but the families still haven't given up. ...
TP52 Southern Cross Cup - Final round this weekend
By Lisa Ratcliff/TP52SCC media, ,
9:49 PM Mon 9 Dec 2013 GMT
The closing round of the prestigious 2013 TP52 Southern Cross Cup will play out on Pittwater this weekend, December 13-15, when the international fleet of grand prix yachts shifts to the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. ...
Lighted boat parade - find the one nearest to you
By Lee Mylchreest, ,
7:59 PM Mon 9 Dec 2013 GMT
It's that time of year again, and the lighted boat parades are happening across America. In Petaluma, for instance, just north of San Francisco, last Saturday, a flotilla of lighted boats brought glad tidings to the Petaluma Turning Basin in a holiday tradition that has endured more than three decades. ...
Cruising seminars from Fremantle around the coast to Cairns
By Des Ryan,
7:18 PM Mon 9 Dec 2013 GMT
Starting in January sailors right round the coastline of Australia who would like to cruise beyond their home waters will have a unique chance to attend comprehensive and intense seminars specifically for the cruising sailor. Whether you are in Fremantle, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Newcastle, Brisbane, Airlie Beach, Townsville or Cairns, this could be the chance you've been waiting for. ...
The Transat 2016 - Host cities bid process begins this January
By The Transat, ,
6:57 PM Mon 9 Dec 2013 GMT
The next installment of The Transat, the original solo race across the North Atlantic that was born as the OSTAR, will start in its historical time slot in May 2016 from the UK to North America. ...
La prévention et la sécurité au Nautic
By Géraldine Bonneau, ,
6:09 PM Mon 9 Dec 2013 GMT
En ce début de semaine, le Nautic fait d'abord la part belle à la prévention. La Macif et la Société Nationale des Sauveteurs en Mer ont mis un point d'honneur à sensibiliser le public et les professionnels encore très nombreux aujourd'hui Porte de Versailles. Actions pédagogiques, opérations solidaires, pour toucher petits et grands. ...
Brooks Macdonald Warsash Spring Series - Dates revealed for 2014
By Flavia Bateson, ,
4:58 PM Mon 9 Dec 2013 GMT
Warsash Sailing Club has revealed the dates for the 2014 Brooks Macdonald Warsash Spring Series. Six Sundays are earmarked for the Series, with starts from 10am in the central Solent. These are 16th, 23rd, 30 March and sixth, 13th, 27th April 2014. There is a week’s break over Easter. ...
RYA Youth National Championships: Online entries open for 2014 edition
By Matt Carter, ,
4:08 PM Mon 9 Dec 2013 GMT
The RYA Youth National Championships has now opened online entries for the 2014 edition. The event will take place from 12-18 April 2014 at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy and is guaranteed to attract the best Youth racers from across the country to do battle on the same waters used for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. ...
ClubSwan reveals full calendar of events through 2020
By Jennifer Hall, ,
2:38 PM Mon 9 Dec 2013 GMT
The outstanding programme of events for 2014 through to 2020 for Swan owners includes a number of high profile regattas and unique ClubSwan gatherings. In 2014, ClubSwan members once again have the opportunity to join fellow Swan owners in beautiful destinations around the world for a unique combination of racing, cruising and social events. ...
Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Activities commence at Ocean Reef
By Joy Dunigan, ,
2:26 PM Mon 9 Dec 2013 GMT
Sunday marked the commencement of activities at Ocean Reef Club in high anticipation of the very first ever Audi Melges 20 World Championship, fully supported by Melges USA and Coconut Grove Sailing Club. The day came to a perfect close with teams gathering at the home of George and Patty Lucas for an incredible, yet casual and easy kick-off dinner party. ...
PKRA Kitesurf World Cup Argentina - Champions crowned on day 6
By PKRA, ,
2:13 PM Mon 9 Dec 2013 GMT
In what may only be described as an electrifying, wild, and windy day, the sixth and final day of the PKRA Kitesurf World Cup Argentina was one for the record books. To the surprise of many, the light and variable winds that were forecast, gave way to up and down conditions ranging from 5-25 knots, lending to an amazing final day. ...
Hamilton Island Race Week 2014 Accommodation Options!
By Kristie Kaighin, Hamilton Island ,
2:03 PM Mon 9 Dec 2013 GMT
Looking to book accommodation for Hamilton Island Audi Race Week 2014? All the best properties book out early, so make sure you book soon to secure your preferred option ...
Clipper Round the World Race - First entry plays Stealth Mode card
By Clipper Ventures, ,
12:16 PM Mon 9 Dec 2013 GMT
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 2013-14 is on day 6 of Race 5. With just over 600 miles until Race 5 finish in Sydney, tactical decisions are starting to play out as the light winds at the front of the fleet threaten to jeopardise the leaders’ positions. ...
RC44 Championship Tour 2014 venues confirmed
By RC44 Class Association, ,
12:04 PM Mon 9 Dec 2013 GMT
RC44 Championship Tour venues, for the eighth season, have been confirmed. Two new venues will make their debut, alongside three RC44 favorites. The season will start in the Caribbean next February, where the class will be welcomed for the first time by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in Virgin Gorda. ...
OK Dinghy World Rankings for December 2013
By Robert Deaves, ,
11:54 AM Mon 9 Dec 2013 GMT
OK Dinghy World Ranking - Greg Wilcox (NZL) returns to the top of the final release for 2013 after another solid season. He climbs two places to retake the world number one position he last held in 2011. Nick Craig (GBR) remains in second while previous world No 1, Jørgen Svendsen (DEN), drops to third. ...
SOLAS Big Boat Challenge - Mat Belcher to join Wild Oats XI crew
By Rob Mundle, ,
11:42 AM Mon 9 Dec 2013 GMT
The SOLAS Big Boat Challenge gets underway on Sydney Harbour tomorrow. Australian Olympic Gold Medalist, and the International Sailing Federation’s World Sailor of the Year, Matt Belcher, will step into a new world tomorrow when he joins the crew of Rolex Sydney Hobart race record holder, Wild Oats XI. ...
SOLAS Big Boat Challenge - ‘Friendly’ rivalry on Sydney Harbour
By Di Pearson, ,
11:31 AM Mon 9 Dec 2013 GMT
SOLAS Big Boat Challenge gets underway on Sydney Harbour tomorrow. A formidable clash between some of the world’s best yachts and sailors will be staged, when the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s not to be missed 20th SOLAS Big Boat Challenge gets underway off Vaucluse at 12.30pm. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne - Australian Sailing Team Video
By Cora Zillich, ,
11:23 AM Mon 9 Dec 2013 GMT
Day 7 at ISAF Sailing World Cup - Sail Melbourne was the final day of the event. Nacra 17, RSX Men and Womens, 49er FX and 49er classes sailed their medal races. We caught up with Nina Curtis, Darren Bundock, Lucinda Whitty, Euan McNicol, WDSailing, Joanna Sterling, Olivia Price, Eliza Solly, Haylee Outteridge, Ella Clark and Nathan Outteridge. ...
Stonehaven Cup Regatta at Royal Brighton YC preview
By Ray Smith, ,
10:54 AM Mon 9 Dec 2013 GMT
The 85th Stonehaven Cup Regatta is being held at Royal Brighton Yacht Club, from January 4th, 2014. The Stonehaven Cup Regatta is the national championship for the Australian 12 Foot Cadet Dinghy and is the longest continuously contested junior/youth one-design dinghy trophy in Australian yachting ...
Single handed Media Race in the Weta - a family battle
By Richard Gladwell,
8:57 AM Mon 9 Dec 2013 GMT
It seems a little hard to believe that it was three and half years ago that I first sailed the Weta, off Takapuna Beach on Auckland’s North Shore. An invitation to have another test sail soon got upped into a Media Race – competing against Boating New Zealand, and one of my sons. ...
Hall retains Auckland Finn Champs at Takapuna
By Ray Hall, Auckland ,
5:19 AM Mon 9 Dec 2013 GMT
Excellent sailing conditions greeted the 12 Finn sailors for the second round of the Craig Monk Summer Series, the Auckland Finn Champs held over the weekend 7-8th December.
While not the sea breeze that was hoped for the Norwest winds varying between 5 and 25 knots gave the fleet a solid workout at the venue for the 2015 Finn Gold Cup. ...
Bermuda to the Land of the Midnight Sun - a sailing adventure
By Nancy Knudsen,
4:56 AM Mon 9 Dec 2013 GMT
You may have to fly, sail or swim there, but if you have a few dollars to spare you'll need to get to Bermuda for the adventure of a life-time next year. In June 2014 there will be an opportunity to sail from Bermuda to Iceland across the subtropical and subpolar gyres of the North Atlantic, to study microplastic pollution abundance and affects on life in the ocean. ...
Big birds, clouds, records, sharks and fast boats from Noakes (Pt.II)
By John Curnow, ,
4:14 AM Mon 9 Dec 2013 GMT
Iconic names, records and boats going quickly. We saw a lot of that in Part One. Part Two is to be no different, whether we’re talking about Team Australia or a new service that is available for customers on Sydney Harbour. Read on and you’ll also see that NSW is not the only place where you can get some Noakes service, either… ...
Hong Kong Optimist Nationals - Whyte declared top Under-12 sailor
By Marek Nostitz-Jackowski, Hong Kong ,
3:29 PM Sun 8 Dec 2013 GMT
He turned 11 years old a few weeks ago, and J-Asia's Faolan Whyte may be the fledgeling school's youngest sailor. But he also became its most decorated Optimist sailor after the 2013 Hong Kong Optimist Nationals. ...
Sailing World Cup Melbourne: Outteridge and Jensen come back flying
By ISAF Media,
1:23 PM Sun 8 Dec 2013 GMT
Five Medal Races wrapped up the action at ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne with two nations dominating proceedings.
Australia dominated the multihull and skiff fleets whilst China locked out the opposition to take all six podium places in the RS:X. ...
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