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Perth 2011 - Australia’s next Sailing Golden Girls?
By Rob Kothe,
12:15 PM Tue 8 Nov 2011
In Olympic sailing history, there have been two sets of Australian Womens Gold medal performances. At the 2000 Olympics in Sydney and at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, both came in the 470 dinghy class in which super-coach Victor Kovalenko guided teams to victory. ...[more]
ISAF Sailing World Cup - Sail Melbourne off to a great start
By Lauren Garnet,
10:59 PM Mon 7 Nov 2011
ISAF Sailing World Cup 2011/2012 opening round is off to a great start with close racing throughout the fleets on day one of Sail Melbourne at Sandringham Yacht Club. ...[more]
Sail Melbourne - Australians have strong opening day
By Craig Heydon,
9:12 PM Mon 7 Nov 2011
ISAF Sailing World Cup series has started off with Sail Melbourne. A number of Australian Sailing Team crews enjoyed a strong opening day on Port Phillip Bay.
Jessica Crisp currently leads the way in the RS:X women with the triple Olympian finishing the day with a first and a second to be four points clear of Bryony Shaw of Great Britain. ...[more]
Perth 2011 - US Women’s 470 – Maxwell and Farrar ‘In the Passing Lane’
By Shauna McGee Kinney,
12:47 PM Mon 7 Nov 2011
The US Women’s 470 team of Erin Maxwell and Isabelle Kinsolving Farrar are in the passing lane and aiming for the Olympics. The journey has been long and filled with great destinations, major decisions and success. ...[more]
ISAF Sailing World Cup - Belcher and Page prepare for Sail Melbourne
By Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page, ,
10:27 PM Sun 6 Nov 2011
ISAF Sailing World Cup - Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page provide an update on their preparations for Sail Melbourne:
It's been a little while since our last update. After a long and successful European season, we really enjoyed having a month completely away from Olympic Sailing. It's funny how different life is while campaigning, especially as we built up towards London 2012. ...[more]
ISAF Sailing World Cup - Australian sailors prepare for Sail Melbourne
By Craig Heydon, ,
7:28 PM Fri 4 Nov 2011
ISAF Sailing World Cup Series - Australian sailors are busy preparing to begin their campaign at the series opening round next week.
The Australian Sailing Team will be well represented at Sail Melbourne with crews competing in six classes with racing set to get underway on Monday 7 November. ...[more]
Perth Sailing World Championships Schedule Of Racing published
By International Sailing Federation, ,
6:52 AM Thu 3 Nov 2011
Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships Schedule of Racing has now been published after months of planning and the careful consideration of class requirements.
Racing begins on 3 December at 12:00 local time with the women's match racers kicking things off. The Laser Radial, Women's RS:X, Finn and Men's 470 take to the water on 5 December with the Medal Races taking place on 11 December ...[more]
ISAF Sailing World Cup Series kicks off with Sail Melbourne
By International Sailing Federation,
12:38 AM Thu 3 Nov 2011
2011-2012 ISAF Sailing World Cup Series begins its fourth series with Sail Melbourne kicking things off at Sandringham Yacht Club, Melbourne, Australia, in a few days time.
First launched in December 2008 the ISAF Sailing World Cup brings together the existing major regattas on the Olympic sailing circuit, starting in Australia. ...[more]
US Olympic Trial victory for Anna Tunicliffe and Team Maclaren
By Anna Tunnicliffe,
11:43 AM Mon 31 Oct 2011
With US Olympic Trials currently underway, Team Maclaren today experienced an exhilarating victory when they wrapped up the series 4-0 over Team Tulloch after two windy races. We have qualified for the second trials in May in Weymouth UK, the Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships, and the first three of the 2012 ISAF World Cup events. ...[more]
Ahead of Perth 2011-Kovalenko says key to Olympic success is the Big C
By Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team,
10:46 AM Mon 31 Oct 2011
‘I am not a medal maker, the sailors are the medal-makers’ says Australian sailing super coach Victor Kovalenko who has coached thirteen 470 World Championship titles winners and eight 470 Olympic-medal winning crews. ...[more]
Perth 2011 – Can they knock off Big Ben?
By Rob Kothe,
9:35 AM Fri 28 Oct 2011
Sailings Superstar British sailor Ben Ainslie, the only sailor ever to be crowned ISAF World Sailor of the Year three times (1998, 2002 & 2008), will be 35 years old by the 2012 London Olympics.
He will be sailing at his fifth Olympic Games, aiming to win another gold medal, perhaps weighed down by the British public expectations media demands with three gold medals and one silver round his ne ...[more]
U.S. Olympic Team Qualifying Regatta - Tie at the top after day 2
By Dana Paxton,
9:30 AM Fri 28 Oct 2011
The U.S. Olympic Team Qualifying Regatta is currently underway in Key Biscayne, Florida and with two round robins near completion, three teams have risen to the top of the overall standings with a mere four matches dropped among them. Anna Tunnicliffe’s and Genny Tulloch’s teams are tied at the top with ten wins, one loss, while Sally Barkow’s team is close behind ...[more]
Perth 2011 – a big U.S. team and a watershed for U.S. Olympic sailing
By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team,
6:43 AM Mon 24 Oct 2011
Since sailing first joined the Olympic program in 1908 the most successful sailing nation has been the United States of America, with 59 medals.
At the Los Angeles 1984 Olympics the U.S. led the field with seven sailing medals, while Great Britain took home just one bronze. ...[more]
U.S. Olympic Team Qualifying Regatta preview
By Dana Paxton,
6:36 PM Fri 21 Oct 2011
U.S. Olympic Team Qualifying Regatta - On October 26 the nation’s top Olympic hopefuls in Women’s Match Racing will begin competition in Miami, Fla. Organized by US Sailing, the national governing body for the sport, the Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC) and Key Biscayne Yacht Club, the ISAF Grade 3 event is scheduled for Oct. 26-30 ...[more]
Perth 2011 – World Sailor of Year aims for Olympic Gold, America’s Cup
By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team,
5:24 PM Thu 20 Oct 2011
As a youngster growing up on Australia’s east coast he did not like sailing; he was bribed by his sisters to crew for them, at 20c a race.
But he was 2010 World Sailor of the Year, has four World Championship titles, is one of the hottest Olympic Gold Medal Prospects and has now joined the America’s Cup scene. ...[more]
Perth 2011: Conquering the Wind and the Waves - the 49er Challenge
By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World.com Team,
11:31 AM Mon 17 Oct 2011
Nine months before the 2012 London Olympic regatta in Weymouth, Nathan Outteridge and childhood friend Iain ‘Goobs’ Jensen (AUS) are considered the 49er favourites. The duo has won all four regattas they have contested at the 2012 Olympic site in Weymouth. ...[more]
Rolex Miami OCR registration opens October 12
By Dana Paxton,
8:11 AM Wed 12 Oct 2011
US Sailing’s Rolex Miami OCR returns to Miami, Fla. January 23-28, 2012, for six days of elite-level competition among the world’s top Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls. Event organizers have posted the Notice of Race at the event website. Online registration opens October 12, 2011 for competitors and coaches and ends on January 9, 2012. ...[more]
Richard Clarke and Tyler Bjorn test the waters at Weymouth + Video
By Elizabeth Kerr,
6:44 AM Sat 8 Oct 2011
Gold Medalists, Ian Percy and Andrew Simpson invited Richard Clarke and Tyler Bjorn to a training camp at the Olympic venue in Weymouth for the past week. This is their fourth time sailing there. ...[more]
Perth 2011 - Entries filling fast
By Will Davies, ,
8:58 PM Fri 7 Oct 2011
Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships are being held in December 2011. Places are rapidly filling up, with 798 of the 850 expected boats now confirmed as MNA entries. Five of the 10 sailing events at the 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships are now at capacity, with good entry numbers in most of the remaining five classes. ...[more]
ISAF World Sailing Rankings - Slingsby, Belcher and Page on top
7:38 AM Thu 6 Oct 2011
ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 5 October 2011 have been released. The next release of the ISAF World Sailing Rankings will be on 30 November and will include Sail Melbourne, the first of seven ISAF Sailing World Cup Regattas. ...[more]
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