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Volvo Team Vestas Wind skipper Nico says: 'We can win' - Part II By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team, , 8:01 AM Wednesday 13 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Sail-World talks to four times Volvo Ocean race veteran, Chris Nicholson, the just confirmed skipper of Team Vestas Wind today. ‘We believe we can give this race a good shake. We will be a young team, a good mix of proven experience and new energy and enthusiasm. ... [more]

Moth Class fun By Dani Rast, Switzerland , 7:39 AM Wednesday 13 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
The art of succeeding in the Moth class is to be ahead of the game on equipment technology without giving away your secret to the entire fleet. This is not as easy at it sounds, since Moth sailors are so friendly in the boat park it is hard not to look closely at what the guy next to you is doing. Also the fact that you must be able to do research and development. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race Team Vestas Wind skipper - One Design is key By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team, , 7:05 AM Wednesday 13 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Chris Nicholson, (Nico) the Skipper of Team Vestas Wind is a four Volvo Ocean Race veteran, a two-time Australian Olympian with three 49er and three 505 sailing World Championships to his name. Nicholson was the skipper of the CAMPER TEAM, run by Emirates Team New Zealand (ENTZ) which came second in the 2011-12 race. He was expected to be once more the skipper of the ETNZ team had they entered ... [more]

2014 National 4x4 Outdoors Show: Popularity of caravanning and camping By Clare Arthurs, , 3:51 AM Wednesday 13 Aug 2014 - GMT
2014 4x4 Outdoors Show and Fishing and Boating Expo - Families interested in camping and caravanning will be spoilt for choice at this year's 2014 National 4x4 Outdoors Show and Fishing and Boating Expo on 22-24 August at the Melbourne Showgrounds. ... [more]

2015 Sydney Inte'l Boat Show - Boating Industry commences planning By AAP Medianet, , 3:21 AM Wednesday 13 Aug 2014 - GMT
2015 Sydney International Boat Show - With only a week having passed since the closing of the 2014 Sydney International Boat Show, organisers of the event have commenced planning for the 2015 edition. ... [more]

Mini 6.50 - Les prétendants au Vendée à la fête aux Sables-d’Olonne By Vendee Globe, , 3:12 AM Wednesday 13 Aug 2014 - GMT
Les deux candidats au tour du monde en solitaire et sans escale se partagent les honneurs dans l’épreuve Les Sables - Les Açores - Les Sables. Si Nicolas Boidevezi (ImaginAlsace) a dominé la deuxième étape, c’est bien l’Italien Giancarlo Pedote (Prysmian) qui, à la faveur d’une première manche remportée confortablement, s'impose au classement général. ... [more]

Lipton Cup Regatta 2014 - Notice of Race released By Claire Fazakerley, Melbourne , 3:02 AM Wednesday 13 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Event organisers are promising a fun and affordable weekend of racing for all sailing enthusiasts at the two-day regatta, which will be conducted on the waters of Port Phillip and Hobson’s Bay over the weekend of 15th and 16th November 2014. ... [more]

Sail Canada Youth Championships at CORK International - Day 2 By Marianne Davis, , 2:49 AM Wednesday 13 Aug 2014 - GMT
2014 Sail Canada Youth Championship - Day two of the Sail Canada Youth Championships at CORK International brought wet and windy conditions to Kingston. With winds forecasted to be strong throughout the day, the Laser, Radial and 420 fleets headed out prepared for wild conditions. ... [more]

Vendée Globe - Hopefuls already winners in Les Sables-d’Olonne By Vendee Globe, , 2:24 AM Wednesday 13 Aug 2014 - GMT
The two candidates hoping to compete in the Vendee Globe can share honours in the Les Sables - Azores - Les Sables race. While Nicolas Boidevezi (ImaginAlsace) dominated the second leg, the Italian Giancarlo Pedote (Prysmian) has come out with a comfortable lead in the overall rankings after an amazing first leg. ... [more]

Airlie Beach Race Week - Mixed fortunes on Day 4 as breeze stays in By Tracey Johnstone, Airlie Beach , 1:50 AM Wednesday 13 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
The forecast for brisk winds and rain was close to being spot on. The wind pumped in across Pioneer Bay at the start of the IRC and Cruising divisions’ races as the first of several rain squalls hit the fleet and shook the sailors out of any post-Lay Day malaise. On Pioneer Bay the Performance and Multihull Racing divisions had their chance to race on short courses. ... [more]

2014 Murrays Bay Sailing Club: Icebreaker Regatta. Sep 6th Lake Pupuke By David Gunn, Auckland , 12:12 AM Wednesday 13 Aug 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Its that time of year again. The 2014/15 season is about to start and the Murrays Bay Sailing Club Ice Breaker Regatta is the event that starts it all off. Come along to this famous event. September 6th at Lake Pupuke. ... [more]

SSANZ Safety at Sea Series NZ Spars & Rigging 60 - Y88 Race Report By Mike Leyland, Auckland , 12:11 AM Wednesday 13 Aug 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Last Saturday's race was an example of two handed one design racing at its best. Great weather, excellent fleet of twelve Young 88s, tactical course, difficult sail choices, lead changes and close competition all the way through the fleet. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Danish entry confirmed as Team Vestas Wind By Vestas Wind Systems A/S, Copenhagen , 11:48 PM Tuesday 12 Aug 2014 - GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - The world's largest wind turbine builder Vestas has just been announced as the seventh entry in the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 with the second ever Danish-sponsored boat Vestas Wind. ... [more]

Ida Lewis Distance Race - 'Virtual mark' adds an intriguing new twist By Kirsten Ferguson, , 10:01 PM Tuesday 12 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
A 'virtual mark' adds an intriguing new twist to the 10th Annual Ida Lewis Distance Race (ILDR), which starts this Friday (August 15). Starting at 12:30 p.m. off Fort Adams in Newport, R.I., the popular overnighter takes its fleet of PHRF, IRC, One-Design, Doublehanded and Multihull boats on one of four courses – between 104nm and 177nm – that trace the New England coastline. ... [more]

U.S. Youth Championships - Conditions halt racing on day 2 By Jake Fish, , 9:07 PM Tuesday 12 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
The U.S. Youth Championships Race Committee did all they could to start racing in each of the five classes on Tuesday. Threatening thunderstorms this morning forced a brief postponement, until an opening appeared in the forecast later in the morning. The eager 156 sailors quickly launched their boats to maximize the sunshine and clearing skies. ... [more]

Star Class Eastern Hemisphere Championship - Roller-coaster day 3 By Star Sailors League, , 7:35 PM Tuesday 12 Aug 2014 - GMT
Another roller-coaster day was added to the 2014 International Star Class Eastern Hemisphere Championship today, race day three, with a three hour onshore postponement this morning followed by a relatively stable northerly afternoon breeze. Happily, however, competitors were able to continue the battle for the prestigious Silver Star Championship title at 3.20 pm when Race 4 finally got underway. ... [more]

IFDS Worlds to take place at RNSYS in Halifax By Kathy Large, , 7:16 PM Tuesday 12 Aug 2014 - GMT
Sailors from 24 countries will be racing in Halifax harbour all next week for a chance to win a world championship in the 'High Liner Foods IFDS Worlds 2014' at the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Check-in and measurement starts on Friday, Aug. 15th. Opening ceremonies take place on Monday, Aug. 18th at 1800 hrs. at the Squadron. ... [more]

John Hemingway joins anglers for upcoming Wahoo Smackdown V By John Bell, Bimini , 6:41 PM Tuesday 12 Aug 2014 - GMT
Following in the footsteps of his famous grandfather, author John Hemingway this year has run with the bulls in Pamplona and will be soon fishing the big game grounds off Bimini—the same tiny Bahamas out island where Papa Hemingway chased marlins and tuna aboard his beloved 'Pilar' in the 1930s. ... [more]

Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - Records set to fall By Trish Jenkins, , 5:35 PM Tuesday 12 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
In the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race, Musandam-Oman Sail reached Out Stack, the rock north of Muckle Flugga and the most northerly part of the course, just before 1500 BST 12th August. The MOD 70, skippered by Sidney Gavignet, has about 46 hours to complete the remaining 1098 miles to set a new world record. ... [more]

Round Britain and Ireland Race: Life gets complicated onboard Dongfeng By Amy Monkman, , 5:24 PM Tuesday 12 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Life is getting complicated onboard Dongfeng in the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race. Today we broke a sail, our entire comms system went down, we were in third place and dropped to fourth. We have decided that life onboard is not always easy. In fact, it is really quite complicated. ... [more]

Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Female Techno 293 sailors all set By ISAF, , 4:27 PM Tuesday 12 Aug 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
A fleet of 21 female Techno 293 sailors will fly their flag at the second Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China from 16-28 August. Following a continental qualification period spanning from July 2013 to April 2014 the hard work has been done to get to an event that no sailor has yet to experience. ... [more]

Collinson FX Market Commentary: August 12 2014 - NZ Credit Card dead By Collinson FX, , 3:53 PM Tuesday 12 Aug 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
August 12 2014:NZ Credit Card spending was dead, which is a further reflection of the impact Monetary Policy is having on the economy. The KIWI remains supported by interest rate differentials trading 0.8450 while the AUD drifted back to 0.9260. ... [more]

Final stop of WWA Wakeboard World Series to take place in Cancun By World Wakeboard Association, , 2:36 PM Tuesday 12 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
The most elite contest of the 2014 wakeboard season is being announced to take place at Puerto Cancun, Mexico October 3-5, 2014. This first-time event, pulled by the 2015 Malibu Wakesetter 23 LSV, will bring the highest caliber wake riders to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the World Wakeboard Association at one of the top rated vacation areas in the world. ... [more]

Vestas patrocinará el séptimo barco de la Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 By Volvo Ocean Race, , 1:42 PM Tuesday 12 Aug 2014 - GMT
Vestas Wind Systems, compañía líder mundial en la construcción de aerogeneradores, ha anunciado hoy su participación en la Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 con el séptimo barco de la flota. Team Vestas Wind, nombre oficial del equipo, será la primera campaña danesa en participar en la historia de la regata. ... [more]

Vestas Wind Systems é a sétima equipe da Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 By Volvo Ocean Race, , 1:28 PM Tuesday 12 Aug 2014 - GMT
Seis vezes campeão mundial e com quatro participações na Volvo Ocean Race, o velejador australiano Chris Nicholson terá o desafio de liderar o Vestas Wind Systems na Volta ao Mundo. A equipe dinamarquesa foi a sétima e última a entrar na regata, que começa em 4 de outubro. ... [more]

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