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IFDS Rankings for Paralympic Classes
By ISAF, ,
6:18 PM Wed 18 Dec 2013 GMT
IFDS has published the IFDS Rankings for Paralympic Classes following the completion of the ranking events.
Rankings in the One-Person Keelboat, 2.4mR; Two-Person Keelboat, SKUD18; Three-Person Keelboat and Sonar have been revealed.
Professional Kiteracers reveal trio of events for 2014
By PKRA, ,
3:53 PM Wed 18 Dec 2013 GMT
With the 2013 Professional Kiteracing season completed and another outstanding season to look back on, athletes and fans alike are already looking forward to the 2014 tour season with all the usual suspense and excitement to come. The PKRA is now happy to announce a few important updates regarding the 2014 tour schedule, rule changes, and other pertinent rider information.
Windsurfer Camille Juban awarded Guinness World Record
By Chris Yates, ,
2:40 PM Wed 18 Dec 2013 GMT
In August of 2013, Camille Juban (Quatro / MauiSails / MFC) travelled to Peru in the hope of finding perfect, long peeling lines of glassy waves and that’s exactly what he found at the iconic spot of Chicama.
Inaugural Bethwaite Memorial Trophy
By Nicole Douglass, Sydney ,
2:31 PM Wed 18 Dec 2013 GMT
On the morning of Sunday 15 December 2013, 23 Tasars gathered to compete in the inaugural Bethwaite Memorial Trophy race at Northbridge Sailing Club. The race was an opportunity to remember the designer of the class, Frank Bethwaite (1920-2012).
Bryden’s win Upper Harbour Championship
By Megan Bridge, Sydney ,
1:34 PM Wed 18 Dec 2013 GMT
The Bryden’s 16ft Skiff team are this week celebrating their Upper Harbour Championship win. Bryden’s crew James Ward (replacing Lee Knapton), Ricky Bridge and Peter Mackie sailed to victory at the Upper Harbour Championship hosted by Drummoyne 16ft Skiff Sailing Club last weekend.
Launceston to Hobart Yacht Race - Pukana suffers mast damage
By Peter Campbell, ,
12:04 PM Wed 18 Dec 2013 GMT
The smallest and oldest yacht in the Launceston to Hobart Yacht Race, Pukana, has suffered mast damage in heavy seas in Bass Strait on its delivery voyage from Hobart to Beauty Point and may miss the race.
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Downwind drag race for Wild Oats XI
By Rob Mundle, ,
11:57 AM Wed 18 Dec 2013 GMT
The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race gets underway in eight days time on Boxing Day, and while yachting meteorologist Roger Badham’s crystal ball is still a little fuzzy, the crew of Bob Oatley’s champion yacht, the 30-metre supermaxi, Wild Oats XI, are liking what he’s telling them.
Round the World champion, Conny van Rietschoten dies at 87
8:42 AM Wed 18 Dec 2013 GMT
Renowned Whitbread Round the World sailor Conny van Rietschoten died on Tuesday in Portugal. He was 87 years old.
Long regarded as one of the hard men of world sailing, and Round the World racing in particular, van Rietschoten won the 1978 and 1982 renditions of the then four stop race.
NZL Sailing Team: 2014 crews named along with funding increase
By Sail-World, ,
5:57 AM Wed 18 Dec 2013 GMT
The 2014 NZL Sailing Team was launched by Yachting New Zealand today at a function in Auckland attended by team supporters and media. At about the same time, High Performance Sport NZ announced the latest round of funding which sees an increase in funding for Yachting in 2015 and 2016.
America's Cup: One of the greatest comebacks - book now released
5:27 AM Wed 18 Dec 2013 GMT
Millions of sailing enthusiasts and casual fans alike watched the 2013 America’s Cup in awe as Oracle Team USA, trailing one point to New Zealand’s eight and on the brink of losing the trophy to the Challenger, came back to win eight straight match-point races to successfully defend the America’s Cup.
Your chance to back an exciting America's Cup project for $5 or more
By Richard Gladwell,
1:16 AM Wed 18 Dec 2013 GMT
America's Cup commentator Jack Griffin has initiated a project using the Kickstarter funding model to produce an e-book on the 34th America's Cup. We are constantly receiving request from people for DVD and the like from the 34th America's Cup - now is your chance to make it happen.
There are three days to go to reach the initial finding target - to read how you can help be part of this projec
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - The Dark Horse is coming
By Jim Gale, RSHYR Media,
10:03 PM Tue 17 Dec 2013 GMT
'I am definitely putting my batting average on the line,' jokes Hong Kong businessman Karl Kwok when talking about the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - true enough, too.
Rolex Sydney Hobart - Jazz Player and The Think Pink Foundation
By Peter Davey, Melbourne ,
9:53 PM Tue 17 Dec 2013 GMT
>Pink is not a colour you’d normally associate with Australia’s premier blue water event, the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, but the crew of Melbourne yacht Jazz Player are determined to change that this year. The yacht, a strongly campaigned Bakewell-White 39, has joined with The Think Pink Foundation to raise awareness for their unique patient support facility called the Living Centre