Etchells Worlds: Top NZ crew places 13th in Newport
By Andrew Wills, ,
4:28 PM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
Three NZ crews competed in the 2014 Etchells Worlds in Newport RI. It was the 46th World Championship for the three/four man keelboat and attracted a very strong fleet from the ranks of the America's Cup, Volvo Ocean Race and Olympic classes, as well as the top regular competitors on the international Etchells circuits. ...
RORC Transatlantic Race - Polishing up the silver
By Trish Jenkins, ,
4:26 PM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
Two magnificent perpetual trophies will be awarded to winners of the Royal Ocean Racing Club's inaugural Transatlantic Race this November. Departing from Puerto Calero, Lanzarote, the first yacht to complete the course and cross the finish line, 2,800 miles later in Grenada, will be presented with an exquisite sterling silver trophy by the International Maxi Association (IMA). ...
Vic-Maui International Yacht Race - First start to lead off busy day
By Vic-Maui International Yacht Race, ,
3:44 PM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
Today, Thursday July 3, at 10:00 am, the first start of the 2014 Vic-Maui International Yacht Race will lead off a busy day in Victoria. The Vic-Maui fleet is a buzz of activity as crews of the first start boats prepare to cast off for 2,308 nautical miles of blue water ocean sailing and adventure. ...
Melges 24 European Sailing Series Cup arrives in Riva del Garda
By International Melges 24 Class Association, ,
3:32 PM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
Audi and Melges 24 are gathering for the first time at Riva del Garda for what is the fourth act of the European Sailing Series, taking place between today and Sunday at the upper Benaco Lake side with 46 participating teams coming from eleven nations. ...
Youth Worlds level set high by Zofia Klepacka + Video
By ISAF / Imogen Stanley, ,
3:22 PM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
Zofia Noceti-Klepacka (POL) is one of the most successful sailors to ever compete at the ISAF Youth Worlds Sailing Championships, winning a record four consecutive gold medals between 2001 – 2004, matching Sally Cuthbert. From 1993 – 1996 Cuthbert won four straight gold medals in the Laser II class, a record no one thought would be matched until Klepacka came along just five years later. ...
Chester Race Week - Registration now open
By Julia Reed, ,
3:16 PM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
Greetings everyone. Welcome to a new season of sailing and Chester Race Week 2014. We are happy to let everyone know that our Web Site and Registration have gone live for the 2014 Racing Event. This year we will be using the services of 'Yacht Scoring' to track our racing and to record the on-water race results. ...
Collinson FX Market Commentary: July 3, 2014 - KIWI remains strong
By Collinson FX, ,
3:15 PM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
July 3, 2014: The AUD retreated to 0.9440 with a surprising jump in the trade deficit. The deficit jumped from minus A$780m to minus A$ 1,911m, giving pause to a trade lead recovery, impacted by a rising currency.
The KIWI remained strong, trading 0.8770, supported by extremely attractive interest rates, and a complicit Central Bank. ...
ORC Europeans - Coastal Race images by Max Ranchi
By Max Ranchi Photography, ,
3:02 PM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
Photographer Max Ranchi was out on the water at the ORC Europeans to capture these images during the Coastal Race. ...
Bishop Skinner Marine’s top 10 insurance claims and tips to avoid them
By RYA, ,
2:45 PM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
While to thousands of enthusiasts, getting out on the water is one of the most enriching and enjoyable activities, boaters face a range of expensive hazards from water ingress to capsize to collision. ...
Anna Tunnicliffe competing at the CrossFit Mid-Atlantics + Video
By Anna Tunnicliffe, Pittsburgh, PA ,
12:55 PM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
Twice Rolex Sailor of the Year and Olympic Gold medalist, Anna Tunnicliffe (USA) alternates between sailing aboard Alinghi in the Extreme Sailing Series, and chasing a serious ranking in the world of CrossFit. She skipped sailing aboard the Extreme 40 Alinghi in last weekend's Extreme Sailing Series in St Petersburg, Russia. But she will be back aboard as tactician for the next regatta in Wales ...
ORC European Championship Valencia 2014 - Coastal race start photos
By Jesús Renedo, ,
12:54 PM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
Photographer Jesus Renedo was on deck at the ORC European Championship Valencia to capture these images during the Coastal race. ...
18ft Skiff Europeans: Winning days at Lake Garda
By Sail-World, ,
12:38 PM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
The European 18ft skiff championships are under way on Lake Garda, Italy. The regatta has attracted a big fleet from inside and outside Europe with crews from Australia, New Zealand and USA competing. Veteran 18ft skiff sailor skipper John Winning (AUS) and his crew won the two first races of Day 2 while English Jarrod Simpson was sailing well and 'conservative', winning the last race of the day. ...
Clipper Race - Choppy conditions as fleet closes in on Den Helder
By Clipper Ventures, ,
11:46 AM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet is closing in on Den Helder in the Netherlands with the first yachts expected to arrive at the dock around 08:00 (local time, UTC-GMT +2) on Friday 4 July.,Henri Lloyd is still leading the fleet, which is currently running in winds of 20 knots off the north east of England with the direction expected to back round to the south west this afternoon. ...
NZL Sailing Team: Big month coming up in Europe - Sailing action guide
By Jodie Bakewell-White, ,
11:28 AM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
During July the big names of the NZL Sailing Team – New Zealand’s top Olympic sailors – will race for their respective 2014 European Championship titles including the 49er, 49erFX, Nacra17, RS:X and Men’s and Women’s 470. Currently NZL Sailing Team windsurfer Natalia Kosinska is lying fifth overall at the 2014 RS:X European Championships on in Cesme, Turkey with three days of racing remaining. ...
2014 Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta - Milestone event
By Jeffrey Harris, port klang ,
9:38 AM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta - Plans are now in place to ensure that the 25th edition of the Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta will be bigger and better than ever. Organisers have received a strong response to date from skippers intending to enter. In Class One, owners of at least ten international racing boats have signaled their intention to attend and Class Four ...
Sly 43 - Making her Australian premier
By Vicsail, Sydney ,
8:49 AM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
Sly Yachts celebrates the beginning of a new era in which performances and pleasure are combined with comfort and design. In performance, Sly process enables light displacement and it maximizes load-resistance. In design, thanks to the Sly know-how in planning, today expanded with the Nauta Yachts contribution to stylish interiors design. ...
Australian Sailing video wrap Kiel Week
By Cora Zillich, ,
8:41 AM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
Olympic Champion Mat Belcher tells us why he loves coming back to Kiel and the upcoming plans for his crew. And Sasha Ryan and Amelia Catt as well as Jaime Ryan and Carrie Smith talk about their first regatta in Kiel together after 470W crew combinations have changed within the squad. ...
Captain Phillips and Obama admin wants pirates' nests eradicated
By Sail-world.com/Maritime Exec., ,
7:37 AM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
Captain Phillips was held hostage by Somali pirates after they hijacked the ship he commanded, the Maersk Alabama, while sailing the Indian Ocean in April 2009. He was held hostage in a life boat for five days until U.S. Navy Seal snipers killed his captors. The new White House Plan highlights, 'Pirates require land-based support and access to weapons to commit acts of violence.' ...
Lightning Youth World Championship - Final day
By International Lightning Class Association, ,
4:13 AM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
Lightning Youth World Championship - On the final day of racing 'typical' Buffalo Canoe Club weather prevailed. PRO Rob Ruhlman reported 'winds were steady from 240 - 230 and increased as the day went on from six –seven to fifteen - sixteen knots.' Three races were completed to determine the 2014 Lightning Youth World Champions - Congratulations to the Brazilian Team of Felipe Rondina, Jose Afonso ...
2014 Hobie Multi European Championships - First day of finals
By Patrik Pollak, ,
3:11 AM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Hobie Multi European Championships - First day of finals here in Spain, strong wind, big waves lot of action. You can easily spot the defending champions in the fleet of Hobie 16s. ...
2014 Star Class World Championship - Day 3
By Icarus Sailing, ,
2:26 AM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Star World Championship - Race Day 3 got off to a rough start today with two separate postponements, one onshore and one on the water at the race course area, due to the unusual light Northerly wind this afternoon. After only a one hour delay, the Race Committee was able to begin a sequence and send the Star fleet on the four leg 'Course four' for Race three. ...
Minimising possible impact on the Clyde
By RYA, ,
1:48 AM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
On 25 July, over 250 boats will gather at James Watt Dock in Greenock to take part in RYA Scotland’s Commonwealth Flotilla, one of the many official Festival 2014 events to celebrate the Commonwealth Games coming to Glasgow and an important way for people from near and far to be part of the Games experience. ...
Top tips for picking up a mooring buoy under power
By RYA, ,
11:54 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
RYA Chief Instructor, Sail Cruising, Vaughan Marsh shares his top tips for picking up a mooring buoy under power. There are many reasons to pick up a mooring buoy, but let’s take a closer look at what’s involved using the process – Appraise, Plan, Execute and Review. ...
America's Cup: Dean Barker interviewed on the current state of the Cup
By Ludovic Sorlot, ,
10:50 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
On the occasion of the Europe Class A Championship organized by the Cercle de Bordeaux sailing on Lake Carcans-Maubuisson CupLegends.com caught up with Dean Barker who answered Ludovic Sorlot's questions.
Beaten after an incredible return of American during the last America's Cup, we asked him how he felt after this terrible defeat. ...
2014 RPNYC Moore Wilson’s Winter Series – A weekend of two halves!
By Paul Davies, RPNYC Media ,
9:56 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
'Come to Windy Wellington' they say. 'It’s always really windy whenever I visit Wellington' they mutter.
Well – you just cant beat Wellington on a good day – and the second race weekend of the 2014 RPNYC Moore Wilson’s Winter Series proved that by turning on two extremely different sets of conditions last Saturday and Sunday! ...