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The yacht club with no water. By Des Ryan, 2:50 PM Sat 5 Jan 2013
Australia's Lake Eyre Yacht Club has been famous for years among certain leisure sailors on account of the fact that it is almost 800 kilometres from the sea, and it hardly ever has water in it - if you are lucky, about one year in three. But stranger still is the yacht club just formed in Britain, about 110 miles from the sea and there's not a sailable stretch of water any closer. ...[more]


Yacht Club of Monaco-'New clubhouse new horizons,' says Prince Albert By Yacht Club of Monaco/Sail-World, 11:16 AM Mon 11 Jun 2012
The Yacht Club of Monaco is getting a new clubhouse and with the shell of the spectacular new building finished, it was time to celebrate at the traditional 'summer cocktail', attended by sme 1,000 members. The President of the Club, HSH, the Sovereign Prince Albert II opened the celebrations, saying: ...[more]


Yacht Club celebrates fifty years By Travis King, Bendigo Advertiser/Sail-World, , 12:19 PM Wed 11 Apr 2012
Past and present members of the Bendigo Yacht Club will remember the good times – and the bad – when the club celebrates its 50th anniversary this weekend. ...[more]


European Yachts of the Year: Beneteau, Oyster, Pogo and Esse By Des Ryan, , 9:50 AM Wed 25 Jan 2012
The four categories of 'European Boat of the Year', announced at BOOT yacht show in Dusseldorf, have been taken out by two French manufacturers, one British and one Swiss. ...[more]


What, actually, is a superyacht? Australia ponders By Superyacht Times/Sail-World Cruising, , 11:21 AM Tue 28 Jun 2011
It seems the unique position of superyachts requires new definition in Australia. Following on from the issues raised at the recent Superyacht and Marine Export Conference, Superyacht Australia met in Canberra with the deputy CEO of Australian Marine Safety Authority, Mick Kinley. ...[more]


OBE for Sailing Team Manager Stephen Park By Lindsey Bell, UK , 2:23 AM Thu 4 Jun 2009
Stephen Park, the man who led Britain’s sailing team to their record-breaking medal haul at the Beijing Olympic Games, has been honoured by the Queen. The Royal Yachting Association’s Olympic Manager received his OBE for services to sport at an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday ...[more]


Leaders of world’s premier yacht clubs 'in the same boat' By Peter Campbell, 7:01 PM Wed 3 Jun 2009
The International Council of Yacht Clubs (ICOYC) has released its second annual Commodore’s Concerns survey. Each year, ICOYC invites its member Commodores to express their major current concerns to help establish the agenda for inter-club discussions at its International Forum, and on its virtual electronic discussion board ...[more]


UK boat builders feel the stress By Media Services, 8:38 PM Mon 1 Jun 2009
In the UK, coinciding with a report in The Daily Mail that stated the Lloyds Banking Group is to sell off stakes in more than 60 businesses, including Sunseeker, Princess Yachts announced it would lay off 300 workers ...[more]


Sailing Clubs named as Olympic Pre-Games Training Camp venues By ISAF, UK , 6:01 PM Sat 30 May 2009
Over 20 different Sailing Clubs around Great Britain are available to sailing teams wishing to take part in a Pre-Games Training Camp ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Games. ...[more]


Queen and Duke of Edinburgh to visit WPNSA By Event media, WPNSA , 2:54 AM Fri 29 May 2009
Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, will visit the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy on 11 June. The Academy provides access to the best small boat sailing waters in the world and is the first venue to be completed for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games ...[more]


Ellen MacArthur and Scarlet Oyster sail into London By Event media, UK , 5:47 AM Fri 15 May 2009
Ellen MacArthur with children of the Ellen MacArthur Trust onboard Scarlet Oyster sail into London under Tower Bridge today as they arrive on the London leg of the Ellen MacArthur Trust Skandia Round Britain voyage ...[more]


Thomson takes to foiling in the Solent By Emma McKinney, UK , 4:43 AM Wed 13 May 2009
Record breaking yachtsman Alex Thomson has been making the most of HUGO BOSS being back in the water and enjoying some 'foiling' off his IMOCA Open 60 in the Solent ...[more]


New Assistant Chief Executive for Olympic venue By Cailah Leask, UK , 2:11 AM Tue 12 May 2009
The Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy is welcoming a new Assistant Chief Executive to the Team. Rachel Sadler is a qualified Chartered Accountant with a broad range of financial experience including many years as a Business Manager within a leading Investment Bank ...[more]


New antifoul discovery - 100% effective AND green By Nancy Knudsen, 6:29 PM Sat 9 May 2009
A spectacular new study has shown there to be a natural fungus that, when added to hull paint, may completely solve the barnacle problem on the hulls of boats in the future. ...[more]


RNLI Raise almost £6,000 at Life Boat Ball By Media, WPNSA , 2:49 AM Wed 6 May 2009
The perfect way to kick start the 2009 sailing season was to attend this glorious fundraising event that took place in a stunning indoor marquee at the WPNSA Event Hall. The Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy hosted the Weymouth Lifeboat Ball, raising £5,867 for the RNLI. ...[more]


Going cheap - Green Dragon VO70. One race only By David O'Brien, The Irish Times, 12:26 PM Wed 29 Apr 2009
The Green Dragon, Ireland’s entry in the Volvo Ocean Race (VOR), is up for sale at €2.5 million – half the €5 million build price – and will be available immediately after the race ends in mid-June. ...[more]


Poole announces Regatta dates for 2010 By Event media, Poole, UK , 4:05 AM Tue 28 Apr 2009
The Combined Yacht Clubs of Poole have announced the dates for the 2010 International Paint Poole Regatta. Taking place over the Whitsun Bank Holiday weekend of May 29th to 31st 2010, the bi annual Regatta will once again play host to a number of class events including the J24 Southern Area Championships ...[more]


Indispensable Sunscreen Tips By Lynn Fitzpatrick, 7:35 AM Sun 26 Apr 2009
This is the second part of a three-article series on sailors and the sun Dr. Steve Horwitz has been an active PHRF, Lightning and Etchells sailor for quite awhile. While most sailors on Biscayne Bay are used to seeing him at the helm of Widespread Panic, he crewed for years before he became a dermatologist. ...[more]


Please spare a penny (£1) for the Cowes fireworks By Victoria Rhodes, Cowes , 5:07 PM Sat 25 Apr 2009
The cry was 'Please spare a penny for the Guy, mister' well taking into account the credit crunch it seems a minimum of a pound is necessary to show your support for the Cowes Week Fireworks. 3,591 members of a new Facebook group, Save Cowes Week Fireworks, have pledged to contribute towards the display. However, there are still considerable funds to be raised ...[more]


Skin Cancer - the Reality of being a Fair-Skinned Sailor By Lynn Fitzpatrick, 4:17 AM Fri 24 Apr 2009
'One of the first skin cancer screenings that I did at a regatta was during the 2001/02 Miami stopover for the Volvo Ocean Race,' said Dr. Steve Horwitz. Steve is sailing’s skin doctor. He has been practicing dermatology in Miami for over three decades and has been sailing on Biscayne Bay for longer ...[more]


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