Generational 'Game-On' In 49er Fleet - Hyeres
By Ben Remocker, ,
9:56 AM Wed 23 Apr 2014 GMT
For ages it was said that it took multiple Olympic cycles to move into podium potential performance. The young guns, not known for patience, are saying forget about that, I want to compete now! Just look at the podium at 2013 worlds. Out in front were mid-twenties Burling and Tuke, in Second, youngsters Hansen and Porebski, and in Bronze, veterans Dyen and Christidis. ...
New cruising hydrogenerator produces power at just 2kts of speed
By Tristan Campbell, ,
8:27 AM Wed 23 Apr 2014 GMT
The newest hydrogenerators from Watt & Sea are lighter, have better hydrodynamics, and are more resistant to corrosion. The Cruising 300 and 600 Models are now available in New Zealand from Kiwi Yachting.
Like their predecessors, a propeller on a retractable stern leg sits on the yachts transom, turning water movement into power, with as little as 2 knots boat speed. ...
Sailing World Cup Hyeres- Top sailors to face off as Gold Fleet Racing
By Daniel Smith, ,
8:15 AM Wed 23 Apr 2014 GMT
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères 2014 - The one problem, the early morning breeze that has been evident over the opening two days of racing at ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères was absent. But fear not, the easterly breeze evident over day’s one and two has been replaced with a westerly that will start to really come in towards the latter part of the morning with 9-12 knots on the cards. ...
BIC Techno 293 European Championship 2014 - Day 1 + Video
By Patrik Pollak, ,
2:21 AM Wed 23 Apr 2014 GMT
All 313 competitors from 28 countries 5 continents had a chance to find out today. All that and much more in the video from day 1 of BIC Techno 293 European Championship 2014. ...
2014 Stoke Beer 18ft Skiff National Championships – This ANZAC weekend
By Auckland Sailing Club, Auckland ,
1:10 AM Wed 23 Apr 2014 GMT
The 2014 Stoke Beer 18ft Skiff National Championships are being held this ANZAC weekend at the Auckland Sailing Club, Okahu Bay. Racing will be held straight out from the club with fantastic viewing from North Head and Okahu Bay wharf this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Racing starts at 1pm sharp with two windward leeward courses and one harbour race per day. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Day 2 Laser images by Franck Socha
By Sail-World.com, ,
10:56 PM Tue 22 Apr 2014 GMT
Enjoy these day two images of Laser action at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres captured by photographer Franck Socha. ...
Audi IRC Australian Championship - Images by Andrea Francolini + Video
By Lisa Ratcliff, ,
10:29 PM Tue 22 Apr 2014 GMT
Enjoy this selection of images from the Audi IRC Australian Championship by photographer Andrea Francolini. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres: Aussies on form following qualification
By Cora Zillich, ,
10:08 PM Tue 22 Apr 2014 GMT
The qualification stage at ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères, France has drawn to an end after two days of racing with Australian Sailing Team crews performing strongly in the first two days of racing at the fifth and final World Cup of the 2013-2014 season. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Day 2 Nacra 17 images by Franck Socha
By Sail-World.com, ,
9:55 PM Tue 22 Apr 2014 GMT
Franck Socha was out on the water for day two of the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres to capture these images of the Nacra 17 action. ...
Rhode Island Boat Show to take place 3-4 May in 4 venues
By Cynthia Goss, ,
9:32 PM Tue 22 Apr 2014 GMT
If you're on the port hand side of the Atlantic, here's something you may want to think about attending. Following a long winter, Rhode Island marine companies are opening their doors in a big way by hosting a free, one-of-a-kind boating event designed to jump-start the arrival of summer. It's on May 3-4 in no less than four coastal venues! ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Brits move up on day 2
By Lindsey Bell, ,
9:26 PM Tue 22 Apr 2014 GMT
On day two of the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres, British sailors made the most of another day of perfect World Cup racing conditions, with four British boats at the top of the class standings at the end of the two-day qualifying series. ...
Irish student turns a mobile phone into a VHF radio
By Niall Murray, Irish Examiner/Sail-World, ,
8:36 PM Tue 22 Apr 2014 GMT
Whether we like it or not, many weekend sailors are going to sea depending on their mobile phones for reporting an emergency. This, naturally, is fraught with danger - you can be out of range, and you can't even contact the other boats in your vicinity. Now, thanks to an Irish student, that may be about to change, because he has invented a phone-case which turns the phone into a VHF radio! ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Mitakis lead reduced on day 2
By Robert Deaves, ,
8:26 PM Tue 22 Apr 2014 GMT
With race wins on day two of the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres going to Pieter-Jan Postma (NED) and Thomas Le Breton (FRA), Ioannis Mitakis (GRE) now has a reduced lead of just one point. Postma jumps two places to second, while Caleb Paine (USA) remains in third. ...
Will late spring thaw spell trouble for boaters?
By BoatUS, ,
8:21 PM Tue 22 Apr 2014 GMT
With much of the waters in the northern United States still choked with ice, the opening of the season has been delayed for famed tourist boats such as Niagara Falls’ Maid of the Mist and the ferries to Michigan’s Mackinac Island. ...
Byte CII Worlds and YOG Continental Qualifier at Riva del Garda
By Elena Giolai, ,
8:11 PM Tue 22 Apr 2014 GMT
No sooner has the Riva club just celebrated the the victory of its own athlete at the 32nd Garda Optimist Meeting than Fraglia Vela Riva is again hard at work preparing for another regatta. ...
ISAF World Cup: Solid results from NZL Sailing Team on Day 2, Hyeres
By Jodie Bakewell-White, ,
7:56 PM Tue 22 Apr 2014 GMT
The NZL Sailing Team continued their good form into Day 2 of the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres Regatta where over 1100 Olympic class sailors from 59 nations are competing. New Zealand now has eight crews lying within the top seven places in their fleet including three boats within the top three. ...
OKs at Waldringfield SC Easter Egg
By Daniel Ager, ,
7:47 PM Tue 22 Apr 2014 GMT
If competitors were hoping that the late Easter would make for a warmer Waldringfield SC Easter Egg than in recent years, they were, certainly on the first day of the two day event, out of luck. Three boats from Waldringfield were joined by three visitors for six close races over the Friday and Saturday of the Easter weekend. ...
Toyota Optimist Nationals: Thriller on Final Day in fresh breeze
By Angus Haslett, ,
7:45 PM Tue 22 Apr 2014 GMT
The 2014 Toyota National Optimist Championship final day was a real thriller on both open and green fleets. Sailors were once again treated to a great breeze. Peaking at 18 knots, it yet again tested the sailors strengths, particularly with the gusts and shifts coming thorough. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères - Battle continues for U.S. sailors
By Will Ricketson, ,
7:32 PM Tue 22 Apr 2014 GMT
At the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres, US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider 470's continue to have a strong showing as breezes in the mid-teens and waves up to four feet returned to the venue of the final ISAF Sailing World Cup event of 2014. ...
Hoffnungsträgerin für Rio 2016 startet ein letztes Mal beim World Cup
By Sailing Team Germany, ,
7:15 PM Tue 22 Apr 2014 GMT
Moana Delle, die Olympia-Fünfte von London 2012, die mit ihrer guten Laune stets alle in ihrer Umgebung ansteckte, wird sich zukünftig auf ihr Studium konzentrieren und beendet deshalb ihre olympische Surfkarriere. Der derzeit stattfindende ISAF Sailing World Cup in Hyères (19. bis 26. April 2014) ist ihr letzter Auftritt für das Audi Sailing Team Germany. ...
Deutsche Surfer und Lutz/Beucke im 49erFX vorne mit dabei
By Sailing Team Germany, ,
7:10 PM Tue 22 Apr 2014 GMT
Auch am zweiten Tag des ISAF Sailing World Cup vor Hyères (21. bis 26. April 2014) zeigte sich Südfrankreich von seiner schönsten Seite. Mit acht Platzierungen unter den Top Ten liegen die deutschen Seglerinnen und Segler aus dem Audi Sailing Team Germany gut im Rennen. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Qualification stage comes to a close
By Daniel Smith, ISAF, ,
7:07 PM Tue 22 Apr 2014 GMT
At the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres, the qualification stage has drawn to an end with gold fleet racing on the minds of the world's best top sailors over the next three days. Conditions at the fifth and final regatta of the 2013-2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup series could not have been any better on the second day of racing. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Day 2 images by Franck Socha
By Sail-World.com, ,
6:23 PM Tue 22 Apr 2014 GMT
Photographer Franck Socha was on deck for day two of the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres to capture these images. ...
ISAF SWC Hyeres - Nacra Silver medal debutantes continue to improve
By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team, ,
6:23 PM Tue 22 Apr 2014 GMT
The debut event for the newest Olympic class boat, the mixed multihull Nacra 17 was the 2013 ISAF Sailing World Cup in Mallorca, when a 34 boat primarily European fleet sailed in the event. ...
Toyota NZ Optimist Nationals: Images from Day 5
By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, ,
6:04 PM Tue 22 Apr 2014 GMT
Sail-World NZ was on the water for Day 5 of the 2014 Toyota Optimist Nationals - here's a selection of images from the action in the Gold Fleet.
A fleet of 270 boats competed in the regatta which drew crews from New Zealand, Australia, New Caledonia, USA and Britain. ...
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