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Lijia Xu ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year 2012 - THAT Speech By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, 2:13 AM Sun 3 Nov 2013
Lijia Xu (CHN) was crowned ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year 2012 at an awards night in Dublin, Ireland. The acceptance speech from the China sailor was one of the most eloquent ever heard. The acceptance speech from the China sailor was one of the most eloquent ever heard. If you have not heard it, you can catch it now. ...[more]


Another week of the PSA New Laser and Rig Deal By Tom Rosoman, 8:11 AM Tue 22 Oct 2013
Summer is just around the corner and PSA has an amazing offer for sailors looking to either get into their first Laser or upgrade to a new boat. PSA is running an offer until the end of October, which gives sailors the chance to buy a new boat and get a second different rig completely free. ...[more]


Great Laser boat and rig deal for the next two weeks By Tom Rosoman, 10:27 AM Tue 15 Oct 2013
Summer is just around the corner and Performance Sailcraft Australia (PSA) has an amazing offer for sailors looking to either get into their first Laser or upgrade to a new boat. PSA is running an offer until the end of October, which gives sailors the chance to buy a new boat and get a second different rig completely free. ...[more]


Laser World Championships - Star studded entries confirmed By Oman Sail, 10:41 PM Sun 29 Sep 2013
At the 2013 Laser Standard Men’s World Championships, organised by the Ministry of Sports Affairs and Oman Sail, a star studded international line up looks set as the 50 day countdown to the 16 November start of the event in Oman begins. ...[more]


Mat Belcher – 17 in a row - 'The harder I work, the luckier I get' By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, 8:56 AM Tue 20 Aug 2013
The harder I work the luckier I get, is a quotation attributed variously to Thomas Jefferson and Mark Twain but perhaps of Amish origin, but regardless the sentiment is well understood. And it’s something that one of Australia´s most successful Olympic class regatta sailors and his coach understands very well. ...[more]


Now more news on the foiling Laser By PSA Media, 1:54 PM Sat 10 Aug 2013
Last weekend there was a brief report from Chris Caldecoat, the 96 kg Finn and F18 sailor and General Manager of Performance Sailcraft Australia,(PSA) a company that’s been building Lasers since 1973, of his first ever foiling experience. ...[more]


2012 Olympic Games - Stevie Morrison one year on By Lindsey Bell, 8:01 AM Mon 22 Jul 2013
This week, as we approach the anniversary of the 2012 Olympic Games on 27 July, we’ll hear from members of the 2012 British Sailing Team who reflect on their own Games experiences ...[more]


2012 Olympic Games - Lucy Macgregor one year on By Lindsey Bell, 8:01 AM Mon 22 Jul 2013
All this week, as we approach the anniversary of the 2012 Olympic Games on 27 July, we’ll hear from members of the 2012 British Sailing Team who reflect on their own Games experiences ...[more]


Ainslie: Close to quitting sailing after Andrew 'Bart' Simpson's death By Sail-world.com, 5:27 PM Mon 3 Jun 2013
British sailing great, Sir Ben Ainslie writes in The Daily Telegraph on after the funeral service for his close friend, Andrew Simpson, killed in San Francisco as a result of an AC72 break up, during a training session. ...[more]


A Tribute to Bart By America's Cup Media, 7:07 PM Fri 31 May 2013
Andrew 'Bart' Simpson died in the capsize of the Artemis Racing AC72 on May 9, 2013. His service will be held on Friday May 31 in Sherborne Abbey, UK, followed by a celebration of his life at Sherborne Castle. This video pays tribute to Bart's many sailing achievements ...[more]


Western Australia Laser Dinghy Championship 2013 - Crowded competition By Brad Utting, Perth , 6:40 PM Fri 22 Feb 2013
Most classes go through participation ebbs and flows, in the WA dinghy sailing scene but the Laser class attracts strong numbers year after year. Despite being an old design the boats simplicity, affordability, convenience, accessibility and ability to cater for such a diverse range of ages, and shapes and sizes makes it a modern day classic. ...[more]


NB Sailsports and PSA End of Season Sale 23 / 24 Feb By Laser Media, Somersby, NSW , 6:16 PM Thu 14 Feb 2013
The NB Sailsports and PSA End of Season Sale will run over the weekend of 23-24 February at the NB Central Coast shop at Somersby from 10am - 4pm both days. This sale is one not to miss!! Everything priced to sell with massive savings to be had on a large range of used Lasers rigged ready to race, packaged with new; ropes, blocks, tillers and sail plus a range of older used boats as cheap as $1500 ...[more]


Ainslie knighted in New Year Honours, five others recognised By Lindsay Bell, United Kingdom , 7:31 PM Sat 29 Dec 2012
British sailor and four-time Olympic gold medalist Ben Ainslie has capped a triumphant year of sailing with a Knighthood in the New Year Honours list. British Sailing has more cause for celebration, with honours also going to Paralympic gold medallist Helena Lucas, and to Ainslie’s coach David Howlett, who were both named as Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBE). ...[more]


Laser Nationals 2012 - World’s No 1 heads fleet in Hobart By Peter Campbell, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia , 5:23 PM Sun 23 Dec 2012
Gosford Sailing Club’s Tom Burton, currently the No. 1 ranked International Laser sailor in the world, heads a fleet of 139 boats heading for the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania to the contest the Audi Laser Australian championships on Hobart’s River Derwent from 28 December to 4 January. ...[more]


2012 Paralympic Games a winner in global TV ratings By IPC, , 3:05 AM Wed 28 Nov 2012
The London 2012 Paralympic Games were a TV ratings winner with pictures shown in more countries than ever before and attracted their biggest ever international audience according to new figures published by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). ...[more]


London Paralympic Games debrief to start in Rio By IPC, , 3:25 AM Wed 21 Nov 2012
The organising committee of what International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Sir Philip Craven defined as the best ever Paralympic Games, will share their knowledge and experiences of London 2012 with future organising committees and the 2020 candidate cities this week in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. ...[more]


2012 Olympics: The Medalists thoughts on Kites and Windsurfers By Richard Gladwell, 11:19 PM Fri 2 Nov 2012
At the Medal Winners Media Conference held after the Medal Ceremony for the Mens and Womens Windsurfing Event at the 2012 Olympics, the new Olympic Medalists were asked their thoughts on the decision to change the event from Windsurfing to Kiteboarding the 2016 Olympics. ...[more]


Lessons to be learnt from Sailing Event crowd hype By Rob Kothe, , 3:28 AM Tue 23 Oct 2012
In the months and weeks before the 2012 London Olympic regatta in Weymouth, which started in late July at the peak of the local tourist season, the local authorities had erected signs asking people to plan their travel plans carefully on the Devon coast because of expected delays due to heavy traffic congestion because of the upcoming Olympic event in Weymouth-Portland. ...[more]


2012 Olympics: Rod Carr on the rise and rise of British Sailing By RYA, 7:48 AM Sat 22 Sep 2012
In this long interview RYA former CEO and longtime coach and Olympic manager, Rod Carr explains the thinking and lessons behind the rise and rise of British Olympic sailing, gives insights as to what it takes to win in the Olympic environment. Yes, talent is important but attitude even more so This is a video that needs to be viewed, and inwardly digested by every sailor, coach and administrato ...[more]


Gold medallist Lijia Xu seeks sailing awareness, not fame By www.Sail-world.com, 5:09 AM Fri 21 Sep 2012
Lijia Xu is proud of her sailing gold medal, but she wants a quick return to normal life, writes Sun Xiaochen. Winning is good, but hold the applause and toasts. That's what Chinese sailor Lijia Xu hopes for after unexpectedly rising to stardom as swimming prodigies Sun Yang and Ye Shiwen did following her London Olympics triumph. ...[more]


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