Ben Ainslie Racing foiling on the Solent + Video
By Sarah Alexander, ,
9:47 PM Wed 22 Oct 2014 GMT
Today, Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR) took to the water for the first time from their temporary base in Southampton, sailing their foiling AC45. The boat originally raced under BAR colours during the America’s Cup World Series in 2012-13, and has subsequently been modified to fly on hydrofoils. ...
La Torche PWA Grand Slam - A day of rest for wave sailors
By Chris Yates, ,
9:02 PM Wed 22 Oct 2014 GMT
The calm weather returned on day five of the La Torche PWA Grand Slam as the wave sailors recovered from yesterday’s punishing, but brilliant, conditions. After a chilly start, with the thermometer reading just five degrees celsius, the temperature soon rose with the appearance of the sun, making for another stunning autumn day. ...
Register for your chance to win at Sail Canada AGM and Conference
By Sail Canada, ,
8:28 PM Wed 22 Oct 2014 GMT
Register today for your chance to win* at Sail Canada AGM and Conference! All registrants will have the chance to WIN at the Conference and AGM in Victoria, BC this week! Draws prizes will take place at various sessions through Friday and Saturday! Be there for your chance to take home goodies from Sail Canada and our partners. ...
Barcos têm Linha do Equador e Fernando de Noronha como novas metas
By Volvo Ocean Race, ,
8:06 PM Wed 22 Oct 2014 GMT
A disputa da primeira etapa da Volvo Ocean Race no Oceano Atlântico continua bastante acirrada. Depois de passar pela zona de calmaria dos Doldruns, os barcos têm como meta cruzar a Linha do Equador e chegar o mais rápido possível por Fernando de Noronha, passagem obrigatória antes da chegada na Cidade do Cabo, na África do Sul. ...
Gul RS200 Inland Championship at Chew Valley Lake SC
By Sally Campbell, ,
7:50 PM Wed 22 Oct 2014 GMT
Almost 120 sailors gathered at CVLSC for the 2014 RS200 Inlands sponsored by Gul to hear the race officer briefing that he preferred to use individual recalls and would resort sparingly to the black flag. As with all plans it lasted until first contact with the enemy, in this case the RS200 fleet. ...
Rolex Middle Sea Race - A day of reckoning for the fleet
By KPMS, ,
6:37 PM Wed 22 Oct 2014 GMT
Day five of the Rolex Middle Sea Race has proved a day of reckoning for the competing fleet. The forecast strong northwesterly wind has arrived and consistently blown over 25 knots with gusts exceeding 40 knots. The effect has been to catapult the previously slow moving yachts towards the finish line in Malta. ...
RCIYC Jackson Yacht Services Bay Races overall
By Bill Harris, ,
6:21 PM Wed 22 Oct 2014 GMT
The Royal Channel Islands Yacht Club's Jackson Yacht Services Bay Races were held in St Aubin’s Bay on Saturday 18th October. This was a real treat for the organisers and sailors as the event has had to be abandoned over the past two years due to gales in the one instance and zero wind in the other. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - Playing the Doldrums lottery
By Agathe Armand, ,
5:58 PM Wed 22 Oct 2014 GMT
A day and a night of uncertainty - later, the Doldrums will come to an end for the Volvo Ocean Race teams. By tomorrow morning, the fleet should be sailing safely in the southeasterly trade winds. So – who won this equatorial lottery? What was the best place to cross this convergence zone, where two hemispheres and two weather systems collide? ...
Volvo Ocean Race - Ante 24 horas decisivas
By Mapfre, ,
5:39 PM Wed 22 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Tras una difícil jornada a bordo del 'Mapfre' en las que las condiciones han puesto a prueba la paciencia de incluso el más experimentado, el barco español coge aire gracias a un viento que ha entrado por el Este y que ha supuesto una inyección de moral para la tripulación. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng Race Team takes on the Doldrums
By Dongfeng Race Team, ,
5:07 PM Wed 22 Oct 2014 GMT
Known for erratic light airs alternating with sudden gusts that can last a minute or an hour from the giant unstable vertical clouds, the Doldrums (aka more officially the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone) are the unavoidable low-point of leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race for the determined men on Dongfeng. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Alvimedica, somewhere in the windless ITCZ
By Amory Ross, ,
5:04 PM Wed 22 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Onboard Team Alvimedica. The synopsis is pretty straightforward: we are stuck in the Doldrums. Stuck, and stuck real good. All things considered, yesterday was actually pretty decent. We had a quick morning rainsquall that was able to power us south through the first line of ITCZ clouds already towering above our heads by 10AM. ...
Rolex Middle Sea Race - Artie gunning for glory
By Media Royal Malta Yacht Club, ,
3:15 PM Wed 22 Oct 2014 GMT
Lee Satariano's Maltese J/122, Artie has emerged as the hot favourite to become the overall winner of the 2014 Rolex Middle Sea Race. However, at 16:00 CET, Artie was still 80 miles from the finish and the Mistral storm is still raging. In addition, there are several yachts behind Artie that could still claim the overall prize. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - Another perspective from Team SCA
By Sara Hastrieter, Team SCA, ,
3:14 PM Wed 22 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, Onboard Team SCA. Today I would like to share another perspective with you. Given the kind messages from Team SCA followers that we have been receiving onboard (thank you!), it would seem daily reports from our onboard reporter Miss Halloran and our onshore media crew have been doing a wonderful job of sharing our journey thus far. ...
Rolex Farr 40 World Championship - Success in San Francisco
By KPMS, ,
3:03 PM Wed 22 Oct 2014 GMT
The 17th edition of the Rolex Farr 40 World Championship took place from 15-18 October in San Francisco, USA. Hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club, the 2014 Rolex Farr 40 Worlds welcomed 19 international entrants - comprising teams from Australia, Canada, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Turkey and the United States. ...
London Boat Show 2015 - RYA members enjoy special ticket offer
By Emma Slater, ,
2:54 PM Wed 22 Oct 2014 GMT
The RYA is pleased to announce that RYA members can once again take advantage of a specially negotiated RYA member ticket offer for the London Boat Show 2015. Taking place from 09 -18 January 2015, RYA members can purchase ‘Preview Day or Any Standard Day’ tickets to the show in advance for just £12.00*; that’s a saving of £8.00 off the price of a ticket on the gate. ...
España inicia su camino en el mundial de Optimist de Argentina
By Pep Portas, ,
2:41 PM Wed 22 Oct 2014 GMT
El Mundial de Optimist que inicia su singladura hoy, y hasta el próximo 30 octubre, ha cerrado la primera jornada y lo ha hecho con el acto principal que ha sido la ceremonia de apertura. Por la mañana la flota, representando a 50 países, disputó la regata de entrenamiento oficial. ...
RS:X Youth World Windsurfing Championship - Intense racing + Video
By RS:X Class, ,
2:20 PM Wed 22 Oct 2014 GMT
After two days of intense racing at the 2014 RS:X Youth Worlds in Clearwater, both fleets have completed a full schedule of six light-wind races, and they’ve earned their lay day! Very light and shifty winds were forecast for the day, and it was a nice surprise to see a seven knot side-off breeze fill in early from the North. ...
Argo Group Gold Cup - Team Gilmour in Bermuda
By Team Gilmour, ,
2:06 PM Wed 22 Oct 2014 GMT
This is TG's first time competing at the Argo Group Gold Cup and first trip to Bermuda, but we almost didn't make it due to hurricane Gonzalo. On arrival it was a relief to see that the island sustained relatively minor damage from the 120kt + winds, which hit the island just days before our arrival. ...
Rolex Middle Sea Race - Big breeze and lumpy seas
By Media Royal Malta Yacht Club, ,
1:56 PM Wed 22 Oct 2014 GMT
There are 92 yachts still racing in the Rolex Middle Sea Race. The expected frontal system arrived around Midnight last night at the northwest corner of the course. Reports of storm force winds and big seas have been received by the Race Committee and 25 yachts had officially retired from the race by 15:00 CET on Wednesday 22 October. ...
The first sail that changes lives
By US Sailing, ,
1:51 PM Wed 22 Oct 2014 GMT
Justin 'Judd' Goldman was 17 years old when he suffered a disabling bone disease. After realizing that there were few sports that he could participate in he discovered sailing. Over the next 58 years he competed successfully in many races throughout the world. ...
Collinson FX Market Commentary: October 22, 2014 - European recession
By Collinson FX, ,
12:53 PM Wed 22 Oct 2014 GMT
October 22, 2014: The Slipping USD did support the associated currencies, with the AUDUSD again testing 0.8800, while the KIWI awaits further carry trade. The NZDUSD looked to do gathering strength for another attempt at 0.8000, supported by attractive interest rate differentials, before taking a turn for the worst to trade 0.7935. ...
Smartphone App solves common race management issues in Port Hacking
By John Weidemier, Oatley ,
12:19 PM Wed 22 Oct 2014 GMT
RMYC Port Hacking Sailing Division has been using 'Race Logger', an Android App to assist in management of the club’s offshore racing programs. The club has a proud tradition for timely production of race results with Vice Captain, John Barter generally uploading the race result to the club’s website before members have returned to the clubhouse. ...
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston departs UK to compete in Route du Rhum
By Marina Thomas, ,
12:03 PM Wed 22 Oct 2014 GMT
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, 75, has departed Portsmouth, UK on his Open 60 Grey Power ahead of the start of the French classic race the Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe. It will be the second time 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, has competed in the 3,500 mile Transatlantic contest. ...
LJ Hooker Lane Cove Upper Harbour Championship starts Saturday
By Andrew Glassock, Longueville ,
11:51 AM Wed 22 Oct 2014 GMT
2014 -15 LJ Hooker Lane Cove Upper Harbour Championship - Will it be a boat from up north – Belmont or Avalon or from down south St George or Wollongong? Will it be a boat from a 'west of the bridge club' – Drummoyne, Hunters Hill or Lane Cove or one from an eastern club – Northbridge, Middle Harbour, Vaucluse or Manly? ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Blogs from the Boats - Leg 1, Day 10 plus Videos
By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.nz/com, ,
11:36 AM Wed 22 Oct 2014 GMT
Several of the On Board Reporters aboard, provide their unique views of Leg 1, Day 10 of the Volvo Ocean Race - in text, images and video: You know when you try to stick two positive magnets together and regardless as to how close you get them they never touch? Well, the ITCZ is a bit like that. ...
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