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Qingdao might spell the Future of Sailing By Marine Business World, 8:10 PM Sun 22 Aug 2010
As Kjell Borking, the Vice President of EUROSAF, the peak European sailing body commented today at the 2010 International Sailing Forum in Qingdao ‘’The explosion of sailing in Asia is both a joyous and a sad time for this European dominated sport.’ ...[more]


China’s Sailing Capital Qingdao builds on Olympic success By Tetra Media, 10:33 AM Sun 22 Aug 2010
Qingdao, China, the host of the 2008 Olympic Sailing regatta is actively seeking to take advantage of its location, infrastructure and community and continues to expand its sailing events. ...[more]


Inspirational Meeting of the Medallists at RQYS By Laura Baldwin, 7:41 PM Thu 27 Nov 2008
Yachting Australia completed its' 'Meet the Medallists' state tour last night in Queensland at the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron with seven team members and a crowd of over 100 sailing enthusiasts who enjoyed the inspirational presentation opened by the President of Yachting Queensland, Ken Hurling. ...[more]


Elliott 6 metre selected for 2012 Olympics By Richard Gladwell, 4:13 AM Sat 15 Nov 2008
The ISAF Council followed a conservative approach today when it opted for the same classes to contest the same events in the 2012 Olympic as they had done in the 2008 Olympics. The only addition is the introduction of the Elliott 6 metre in the Womens Match Racing event, which will make its debut at the 2012 Olympics. ...[more]


ISAF Specialist Committees agree Olympic Equipment By ISAF/Sail-world.com/uk, Madrid , 5:12 AM Thu 13 Nov 2008
The ISAF Council decided the ten events for the Olympic Sailing Competition last year and will decide the equipment for those events this year during their meeting on Friday - - Two specialist Committees have made their recommendations to that meeting - they both voted for the 29erXX as the Women's dinghy and the Elliott 6m as the Match racing boat ...[more]


Ainslie and Sensini win ISAF Rolex Sailor Awards By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World, 9:27 AM Wed 12 Nov 2008
Ben Ainslie (GBR) and Alessandra Sensini (ITA) have just been announced as the winners of the ISAF Rolex Sailor of the Year Awards at a dinner in Madrid, Spain ...[more]


Boost for RS:X sailing down under By David Mead, Pryde Group, 7:08 AM Wed 5 Nov 2008
Neil Pryde Limited (Pryde Group) designed and developed the RS:X Olympic Windsurfing Equipment and is the exclusive manufacturer. In a boost to the RS:X class 'down under' CEO Neil Pryde announced that Performance Sailcraft Australasia has been appointed Australasian distributors for RS:X ...[more]


Not time to change Olympic windsurfer says Pryde By Bob Maxwell, 8:30 PM Mon 3 Nov 2008
At this weeks ISAF meeting amongst the agenda items is a proposal to switch windsurfing boards for the 2012 London Olympic Games from the existing Neil Pryde RS:X to a new Starboard built Formula board. ...[more]


Tornado moots one design for 11th Olympic medal By ITA Committee, 10:01 PM Tue 21 Oct 2008
The structure of the Tornado class has gone through many changes over the past 11 months. The Tornado Class/Multihull community became to complacent believing that multihull was safe and would always be part of the Olympic program, this lead to a major shock to us all at the 2007 Annual ISAF meeting in November. ...[more]


ISAF Working Party support NZ design for Olympics By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World, 11:30 AM Mon 6 Oct 2008
A Working Party from the International Sailing Federation has made a submission to the International Sailing Federation supporting the previous submission from Yachting New Zealand that the Elliott 6m be chosen as the equipment for the 2012 Olympics in the new Womens Match Racing Event. ...[more]


Day 1 of Nations Cup Qualifier - AUS and NZL By RNZYS Media, 12:16 PM Fri 26 Sep 2008
After a morning practice session comprising a mixed round-robin at the request of the competitors, racing got underway at 1.30 this afternoon in absolutely sparkling conditions but with a shifty light south-westerly breeze that ranged from 8 – 13 knots. Racing was made challenging for sailors and the race management personnel alike. ...[more]


Slingsby stumbled in Qingdao. What Happened? By Tom Slingsby, 6:03 AM Thu 25 Sep 2008
Australia's Laser sailor Tom Slingsby was the gold medal favourite going into the Olympic regatta. But he had a shocker, finishing 22nd overall. Now Tom talks about what happened and the road ahead. ...[more]


British Olympic success just not all about money By Richard Gladwell, 8:23 PM Tue 23 Sep 2008
Many are quick to assert that the British record of being the top nation for the past three Olympics is just about spending money - and lots of it. To find out the reasons behind the British success, Sail-World's Olympic Editor, Richard Gladwell spoke to Rob Andrews, 1992 British Olympic coach and now Competition Manager for the 2012 Olympic Regatta ...[more]


Balboa Yacht Club welcomes Paralympic sailing hero By Lynn Fitzpatrick, Orange County, CA , 9:07 PM Fri 19 Sep 2008
United Airlines delivered precious cargo to Orange County's John Wayne Airport this afternoon. Over 100 Balboa Yacht Club members, friends and family welcomed home Paralympic Gold Medallist, Nick Scandone; his wife, Mary Kate; his loyal friend and coach, Mike Pinckney and his devoted brother, Vince (Rock). ...[more]


If Everyone could have seen them dance ..... By Lynn Fitzpatrick, 7:48 PM Wed 17 Sep 2008
Spending the last two weeks with the sailors, coaches, assistants, friends, families, care givers and International Association of Disabled Sailors (IFDS) officials during the 2008 Paralympics Sailing Regatta in Qingdao, China was the most rewarding experience of my career as a sailing journalist. These people are amazing! ...[more]


Paralympics Emailbag: Claggett Regatta helps win By ., 5:48 AM Tue 16 Sep 2008
Letter from the chair of the organizing regatta of the Claggett Memorial Regatta, Newport RI, USA ...[more]


Editorial: Paralympics end in a thriller By ., 12:18 PM Mon 15 Sep 2008
Welcome to Sail-World.Com's Olympic newsletter for the final day and medal presentations of the 2008 Paralympic Sailing Regatta. ...[more]


An exciting finale to the 2008 Paralympic Sailing By ISAF Media, Qingdao, CHN , 10:12 AM Mon 15 Sep 2008
An exciting finale to the 2008 Paralympic Sailing Competition in Qingdao ended with gold medals going to Canada's Paul Tingley in the 2.4 Metre, US pair Nick Scandone and Maureen Mckinnon-Tucker in the SKUD18 and German trio Jens Kroker, Robert Prem and Siegmund Mainka in the Sonar. ...[more]


Images of Qingdao: Final racing and Medal Ceremony By Dan Tucker, 10:02 AM Mon 15 Sep 2008
Dan Tucker presents a portfolio of images from the Medal Ceremony at the 2008 Paralympics ...[more]


An Irish Perspective: Sunday morning going down By Denis Kiely, Qingdao, CHN , 9:11 AM Mon 15 Sep 2008
The final days racing in the Sonar class was even more exciting and incredible than I had anticipated. There were 2 races scheduled. Starting the day the position was France 21, Australia 24, Germany 26 Greece 27, Norway 28, and Israel 34. After the 1st race [Mikey's analysis of the previous day - pressure, gradient, sea breeze, current, cousin in Korea, etc etc was spot on - perfect, the left ...[more]


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