The great Sunshine Coast Ocean Regatta relaunches next week
By Caitlin Harvey, Sunshine Coast ,
2:07 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
The Sunshine Coast Yacht Club will be reviving the much-loved Sunshine Coast Ocean Regatta next week (4 – 8 August) in the sparkling coastal waters between Noosa and Caloundra. Registrations are still open for sailors who have decided not to go further North to the Hamilton Island Race Week this year. ...
Guinness World Record criteria finalised for the Largest Sailing Race
By Irene Corosu, Weymouth ,
2:01 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
The Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation is pleased to announce the finalised Guinness World Record criteria which sailing clubs have to comply with to count towards the world record attempt, and for participants to be ratified as world record holders. ...
Collinson FX Market Commentary: July 30, 2014 - KIWI drifts down
By Collinson FX, ,
1:33 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
July 30, 2014: The EUR dropped to 1.3410 and the GBP 1.6940 after the recent rally in the reserve currency. US Consumer Confidence jumped while Home Prices were subdued. The AUD traded around 0.9400 after local new home sales rose 1.2%. The KIWI drifted lower to 0.8510, the victim of the RBNZ war on the economic recovery ...
Rio 2016 Paralympics - Tasmanian sailors on the Road to Rio
By Peter Campbell, ,
12:48 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
Paralympic sailor Matt Bugg heads for Canada this week in a bid to again qualify Australia as a nation a place at the Rio 2016 Paralympics. Bugg, who will be sailing in the International 2.4mR class in which he finished seventh overall at the London 2012 Paralympics, is one of five Tasmanians seeking a berth at the Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games. ...
Allen RS Feva World Championships - Day 3: Final series starts
By Bill Tucker, ,
12:17 PM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
Allen RS Feva World Championships 2014 - This was where the serious racing really notched up another couple of gears with the talent pools fully concentrated after the qualification series finished. The forecast had a sunny moderate day of 12knots or so lined up. The reality was that the sea breeze kicked up in full with the third race concluding in 20 to 22knots average. ...
Round Britain and Ireland Race 2014 - Tactics, endurance, achievement
By Louay Habib, ,
11:55 AM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
Organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club, the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race is undoubtedly one of the toughest yacht races in the world. While other ocean races are longer, racing 1,800 miles around a coastline notorious for highly changeable weather and wicked tides and currents, puts the race amongst the most difficult to complete, let alone win. ...
Alpari World Match Racing Tour moves on to Poland + Video
By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, ,
10:49 AM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
One of the most exciting developments in the Alpari World Match Racing Tour for 2014 is the addition of Sopot Match Race into its roster of events. This year will be the 11th edition of Sopot Match Race, taking place on the Baltic in the Polish holiday resort close to Gdansk. ...
Open 420 Worlds: Good and bad day for Kiwis in Travemunde
By Rob Burn, ,
9:54 AM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
Rob Burn reports on the second day of racing for the New Zealand team competing at the 420 World Championships in Travemunde, Germany. A good day and a bad day for the Kiwi 420 Team, Sam Barnett and Zak Merton score a bullet on the second and final race of the day, Sophie von Waldow and Annabel Cave get a second Yellow Flag for 'sculling' and have to retire, disqualified. ...
2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup final qualification system published
By ISAF, ,
9:51 AM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
Fleets of twenty boats in the Olympic events and Open Kiteboarding will race in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates in and around Lulu Island off the UAE capital's stunning Corniche from 27-30 November 2014. The first qualification places will be awarded at the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships which takes place in the Spanish city from 8-21 September. ...
Williams win leads to sailing success and is a boon to club fleet
By Emma Slater, ,
9:20 AM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
Picked from amongst some 500 entries and chosen from a final shortlist of five, William clinched the winner’s prize of an RS Tera dinghy, courtesy of RS Sailing. Not only did he win his very own RS Tera, which he has since named ‘Free Will’, RS also kindly donated a further two RS Tera’s to William’s sailing club. ...
Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac - Karma Sailing Group wins
By Alison Vallas, Lake Michigan ,
7:58 AM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac - For the past ten years the month of July has brought a steady stream of preparation for Karma Sailing Group, a sailboat racing program owned by Martin Sandoval and Karma Yacht Sales Co-owners Jack Buoscio and Lou Sandoval. ...
Sydney International Boat Show - Changed conditions on Sydney Harbour
By Roads and Maritime Services, ,
7:55 AM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
Roads and Maritime Services Maritime Director Angus Mitchell said with extra ferry and commercial vessel movements around Darling Harbour and Glebe Island and boats being moved into the display area at Cockle Bay, there would be an increase in boating traffic. ...
Red Bull 49erFX: Easing into the Olympic scene at Rio
By Molly Meech and Alex Maloney, ,
7:45 AM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
Red Bull 49erFX team of Molly Meech and Alex Maloney report on how things are shaping up at the 2016 Olympic venue. Week one in Rio was a whirlwind. We have only a quick impression of the city, and it seems that Rio is so many things at once. Bustling. Intimidating. Enticing. Exciting. ...
Kempe thrilled to invite himself to Gold Cup party
By Colin Thompson, ,
7:32 AM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
Having secured qualification to this year’s Gold Cup, Kempe is now looking forward to mixing it up with the world’s elite match-race sailors. 'I just sent myself an invite, ironically,' he said. 'I am looking forward to sailing in the Gold Cup as a skipper, which should be fun.' ...
ACYC Keel Boat and Multihull Club Champs 2014
By ACYC, Phuket, Thailand ,
5:23 AM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
All are welcome to join ACYC (Ao Chalong Yacht Club) Sunday sailing races. Breakfast is available at the club from 08.00h onwards. Anybody wishing to sail but don't have a boat are advised to turn up before 10.30h and we will do our best to get you on a vessel. ...
2014 420 World Championships - Singapore wins Day 2 race
By 420 Sailing, ,
3:09 AM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 420 World Championships - Top performance of the day goes to Singapore’s Kimberly Lim/Savannah Siew who knocked out back to back race wins from the two races, in a fleet containing some of their closest rivals and leap to the front of the 420 Ladies leaderboard. No wonder the pair were honoured as Singapore’s National Sports Team of the Year just a few months back. ...
2014 Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race - Final four finish
By Jennifer Crooks, ,
2:31 AM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race - The 384 nautical mile Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race came to an end at 03:02:44:06 yesterday afternoon when the 11.2 metre long Mortgage Choice Rumba, crossed the Main Beach, Southport finish line to rousing applause from other finishers enjoying a relaxed afternoon at Southport Yacht Club. ...
Lightning strikes cut short CFJ Nationals
By Andy Kopetzky, Santa Monica Bay ,
1:58 AM Wed 30 Jul 2014 GMT
Del Rey Yacht Club hosted the series, which featured over sixty boats. With Cal Yacht Club hosting the Optimist Nationals close by, there were over three hundred fifty kids on the water and close to three hundred dinghies off Santa Monica Beach. The racing was cut short on Sunday when rain and thunderstorms appeared and all races were abandoned about two o'clock. ...
Etchells Invitational Cup - Girls on top in Cowes
By Rupert Holmes, ,
9:27 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
Day two of the inaugural Etchells Invitational Cup in Cowes delivered four tight races in sparkling conditions, with a 10-knot north westerly breeze. The racing saw plenty of adrenaline fuelled boat-on-boat action, with the four on-water umpires handing out numerous penalties. ...
Mildura boaters reminded Murray River will be low until mid August
By Roads and Maritime Services, ,
9:23 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
Roads and Maritme Services is reminding the Mildura boating community to avoid boating near Lock 11 of the Murray River with the draw down of the waterway now well under way. ...
National Sailing Hall of Fame reveals inductees
By Jan Harley, ,
9:16 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
The National Sailing Hall of Fame (NSHOF) today revealed the eight people who will make up its 2014 class of inductees into the National Sailing Hall of Fame. ...
J/111 North American Championship - Wind Czar victorious
By Liz Smith, ,
7:42 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
The J/111 North American Championship was hosted this weekend, July 24-27 at the Little Traverse Yacht Club in Harbor Springs, MI. Thirteen J/111 boats attended the event in beautiful Northern Michigan ready to race during the LTYC annual Ugotta Regatta, including local boat Wind Czar who won the inaugural NAs in Chicago in 2013. ...
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race sets off August 10th
By Trish Jenkins, ,
7:34 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
The Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race sets off on Sunday 10th August from the RYS startline in Cowes. The non-stop 1,802nm course takes the competitors around the breathtaking coastline of Britain and Ireland, including the most northerly point, the island and lighthouse of Muckle Flugga. ...
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Antoine Albeau victorious on day 5
By Chris Yates, ,
6:38 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
Today saw the conclusion of the slalom at the Fuerteventura PWA Grand Slam after five amazing days of racing. After a further one and a half eliminations were completed, Antoine Albeau (RRD / NeilPryde) was crowned the King of Fuerteventura after claiming his third victory of the week in the final race of the week. ...
RS800 European Championships - Varying degrees of success and failure
By Toby Wincer, ,
6:27 PM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
After all 40 RS800 European Championship teams from France, Germany and the UK had made their journey down to Lake Garda with varying degrees of success and failure, the boat park was bustling with enthusiasm as the cloud and rain cleared over the weekend to leave the lake sparkling for the Championship opener on Monday afternoon. ...