Sir Robin Knox-Johnston to compete in Round Britain and Ireland Race
By Marina Thomas, ,
10:45 AM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
The British founder of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race and first ever man to sail solo, non-stop around the world in 1968-69, will compete in his ninth RBI race on his yacht Grey Power alongside Simon Clay in the two-handed class. ...
America's Cup: Alameda makes overtures on Venue hosting for San Fran
By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, ,
10:00 AM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
The City of Alameda has made a late play for the Venue hosting for the 35th America's Cup, with the release of a letter from the Mayor, Marie Gilmore.
The letter appears to be an initiative from the City's America's Cup Committee, formed in the run-up to the 34th America's Cup to maximise benefits of that event for the City and Alameda district. ...
U13 O'pen Bic World Championship - Jack Challands wins
By Simon Dubbin, Melbourne ,
9:26 AM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 BIC World O'pen Cup - Junior sailor Jack Challands from Sandringham/Parkdale YC in Victoria took out the U13 O'pen Bic World Titles in Travemunde ,Germany. Jack sailed the last race of the series knowing a good result would ensure it was his. ...
Blue Planet Odyssey Rally - Raising climate change awareness
By Cornell Sailing, ,
9:17 AM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
The Blue Planet Odyssey is currently underway. The round-the-world sailing rally is aiming to raise awareness of the global effects of climate change and the most urgent issues facing our ocean. ...
Pacific Circuit Rally - 2015
By Island Cruising Association New Zealand, ,
7:55 AM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
Pacific Circuit Rally - This 'Sizzle Pack' will take you on a tour through the build up at Opua in the magical Bay of Islands – New Zealand. To the least cruised area of Tonga, the Ha’apai. To Fiji where the rally clears into Vanua Balavu in the 'Lau Group'. To the Mystical Islands of Vanuatu and onto the beauty of the French Loyalties. ...
All Points Rally departs this November
By Island Cruising Association New Zealand, ,
7:34 AM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
The All Points Rally departs from all major ports in the SW Pacific for Opua in New Zealand’s magical Bay of Islands. Boats joining the rally are assisted with weather info, resources and planning tools to help make the passage to NZ as easy as possible. ...
2014 RS Vareo Inland Championships - Overall race report
By Nick Crickmore, ,
4:12 AM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 RS Vareo Inland Championships - Racing took place around the cans at Waveney and Oulton Broad Yacht Club, for the RS Vareo Inland Championships sponsored by Gul. ...
Gold Coast Broadwater no closer to welcoming supermaxis
By Jeni Bone, ,
3:44 AM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
The arrival of some of the world’s fastest and largest yachts at the end of this year’s Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race was another disappointment for those hoping to see the super maxis grace the Broadwater. ...
Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Race Week 2014 - Relishing a challenge
By Phuket Race Week, ,
3:08 AM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Sailors are known to relish a challenge, whether it be a round-the-world passage or a crossing in high seas, or in the case of Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek this year, getting in a series of racing with just three days of breeze. The Race Management did it. The sailors did it. And another great Raceweek was brought to a close. ...
2014 Magnetic Island Race Week Cruising North - One for Poppy?
By John Curnow, ,
2:56 AM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
Ordinarily, you’d think this was a tribute to dear ol’ Grandpa or a call to arms when preparing for racing. In a way, this is a bit of both. We’re paying homage to all those owners and crew who make the great migration, just like the whales, as well as a motivational speech for all the crews sailing to Far North Queensland. ...
2014 Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race - Four remain at sea
By Jennifer Crooks, ,
2:55 AM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race - Four yachts remain at sea in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s (CYCA) 384 nautical mile Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race this morning, with the last one expected to cross the Main Beach, Southport line shortly after 3.00pm today. ...
Sydney International Boat Show - all systems go!
By BIA NSW, ,
2:17 AM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
Visitors to the 2014 Sydney International Boat Show, and there could be more than 60,000 of them, will be treated to a stunning array of new vessels being unveiled for the very first time on the world stage. ...
Edgartown Race Weekend - BBBR and Round-the-Island Race winners named
By Barby MacGowan, ,
10:31 PM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
Buoy racing followed by a circumnavigation of Martha’s Vineyard made Edgartown Yacht Club’s three-day Edgartown Race Weekend (July 24-26) the just-right combination for dozens of teams competing. ...
Etchells Invitational Cup - Aussies take early lead in Cowes
By Rupert Holmes, ,
10:25 PM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
The opening day of the inaugural Etchells Invitational Cup delivered plenty of sun, but variable winds that tested the 20 teams from 11 countries that are gathered in Cowes. While it was a day that saw plenty of place changing throughout the fleet, three clear low-scoring leaders have emerged. ...
Sponsorship extended for Jonathan Temple and Richard Jones
By Michelle Bathgate, ,
10:11 PM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
Specialist Mergers and Acquisitions Firm Lincoln Crowne & Company today announced that it has entered an agreement to extend its long standing sponsorship commitment to the 12 foot Skiff crew of Jonathan Temple and Richard Jones. ...
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Antoine Albeau strikes back on day 4
By Chris Yates, ,
8:12 PM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
The wind returned with a vengeance on day four of the Fuerteventura PWA Grand Slam, hosted by René Egli, as winds of 25-35 knots howled across Sotavento to produce the most exhilarating racing of the year. ...
Fireball Europeans, Lerwick, Shetland - Day 1
By Cormac Bradley, Lerwick, Shetland ,
8:02 PM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
Fireball European Championship, Lerwick, Shetland - Although the seascape at 07:30 this morning suggested otherwise, Principle Race Officer Bruce Leask was able to get the three races he had programmed for the day completed here in Lerwick, thus allowing the regatta to get started. ...
World ARC 2014 reaches Australia
By World Cruising Club, ,
7:28 PM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
The World ARC Welcome Party and Prize giving event was held last night at the prestigious Clarion Hotel in the Mackay Marina Village, supported by Mackay Marina and Mackay Tourism. Crews gathered for welcome drinks in the poolside bar, before Event Manager Paul Tetlow introduced and thanked those individuals and local organisations which support the programme World ARC in Mackay. ...
Venezuelan Port Control lift recent port restrictions.
By Caribbean Safety and Security Net, ,
7:19 PM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
On July 26th, the Port Captain of Puerto Cabello, VZ has communicated that 'receiving vessels from Aruba and Curacao is now strictly prohibited.' There is no further detail available at this time, so it is not clear if this applies to all vessels arriving from, or those flagged in Aruba and Curacao, or both. ...
Seismic survey ship operating north of Aruba and Curacao
By Caribbean Safety and Security Net, ,
7:07 PM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
All ships transiting north of Curacao and Aruba are advised that the seismic survey ship Polar Duke will be conducting surveys in the area until 15 September 2014. The towed array is very large – 12 streamers 9000 meters long, and 900 meters wide. ...
RS:X European Windsurfing Championships and Open Trophy - The Movie
By Icarus Sailing Media, ,
5:49 PM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
The 2014 RS:X European and Youth Championships and Open Trophy was hosted in the beautiful town of Cesme from 30th of June till 5th of July. The popularity and success of the Championship was proved from the number of athletes having competed. ...
Thai sailor takes top Asian honors at prestigious ISAF Youth Worlds
By Nima Chandler, Bangkok ,
5:19 PM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
Thai national athlete Kamolwan Chanyim retained the title of top Asian sailor in her class for the fourth time at the International Sailing Federation's Youth World Championship 2014 (ISAF Youth Worlds), held in the beautiful sun-drenched town of Tavira, Portugal, July 12-18. ...
Overseas regatta opportunity for Cowes Week winner 2014
By Stuart Bayliss, Lymington ,
5:11 PM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
The Sportsboat Class at this year’s Cowes Week Regatta has again been declared a qualifying event for EFG Viper Pan American Sportsboat Championships, hosted in Miami from 3rd-5th March 2015, during Bacardi Miami Sailing Week. ...
Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta - All set for test event
By ISAF, ,
4:51 PM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
The Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta 2014 is the first test event of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games and will take place from 2-9 August from the Marina da Gloria. With 324 athletes from 34 nations, racing in 215 boats, it is set to be the largest Olympic classes sailing competition ever held in Brazil. ...
ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 28 July 2014
By ISAF, ,
4:20 PM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
The ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 28 July 2014 have been released. World number two pair Ida Marie Nielsen and Marie Thusgaard Olsen (DEN) applied some pressure to world number one pair Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze (BRA) after they took European gold on their home waters. ...