Disappointment on board Cape Breton Island after an unlikely 9th place finish in Ireland. Jan Ridd explained that no matter how hard they tried, they couldn't extract the last few knots of speed that were necessary to place well in the Atlantic crossing. After a few days rest and some mainsail work, the crew hopes to rebound on the next leg. The yachts will remain in Kinsale until July 7th, when they will move to Cork in preparation for the start of race 13 to the Netherlands on July 9th.
Back on Lake Ontario, crew are getting ready for the annual Lake Ontario 300 on July 17th. Following the success of the last few years, 165 yachts have already registered for the circumnavigation of the lake.
The success of the Lake Ontario 300 Yacht Race continues Val Matison, The Lake Ontario 300 is nearing capacity again this year as over 165 boats have already registered. Demand for off shore racing in Lake Ontario continues to grow with record participation in The Susan Hood Race and LOSHRS shorthanded racing. The Lake Ontario 300 has attracted many new racers, a large multi hull fleet and a large contingent of solo racers.... [more] Share this story
Eagle's wings clipped as Cape Breton Island finishes ninth in Kinsale Clipper Ventures, Cape Breton Island's ninth-place finish in Race 12 of Clipper 09-10 means they are still in contention for a place on the final podium when the fleet returns to the Humber, UK, on 17 July. But, admits skipper, Jan Ridd, “It's an awful result.” The disappointed team arrived in drenching rain at the end of the 2,080-mile race that started in glorious sunshine in Sydney harbour just nine days ago.... [more] Share this story
IODA 2010 North American Optimist Dinghy Championship Keith Richardson, Kingston, ON - CORK welcomes 200 youth sailors aged 10-15 from 21 countries to participate in the 2010 IODA 2010 Optimist Dinghy North American Championships (www.optinam2010.org).... [more] Share this story
Clipper 09-10 - Emotional Cork crew leads fleet into Ireland Clipper Ventures, Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race - At times during the last nine months the crew of Cork might have thought this moment would never arrive but on Sunday evening at 1947 local time (1847 GMT) they crossed the finish line at Kinsale; an emotional moment as they led the fleet into their home port at the end of the final transatlantic crossing of the 35,000-mile contest.... [more] Share this story
Gladwell's Line: The America's Cup turns the corner forever Richard Gladwell, Having just been presented with the oldest and most prestigious trophy in sailing, BMW Oracle Racing team founder, Larry Ellison, promised the world's sailing media that the 34th America's Cup would be quite different from its predecessors. On Wednesday, 23 June 2010 Ellison delivered on that undertaking with the announcement of the draft Protocol for the 34th America's Cup.... [more] Share this story
Newport Bermuda 2010 winners celebrate at Government House Talbot Wilson, The silver was polished and sparkling at Government House in Bermuda on Saturday evening. Royal Bermuda Yacht Club Commodore Peter Shrubb, Cruising Club of America Commodore Sheila McCurdy and their fellow flag officers greeted hundreds of Newport Bermuda racers, guests and event volunteers to the spectacular reception and prizegiving.... [more] Share this story
Big BRIG to launch at Sydney Boat Show Harbourside Media, Boating enthusiasts will be watching the Sydney International Boat Show in 2010 with the worldwide launch of the new Eagle 780, the largest Brig inflatable boat ever built. Brig has been two years developing the Eagle 780 and the company isn't taking this global launch lightly, flying in four heavyweights from Europe especially for the occasion.... [more] Share this story
Australian crews receive funding following success at Championships Yachting Australia, Yachting Australia is pleased to announce the recipients of funding for competitors who had strong performances at recent ISAF International and Recognised Class World Championships.... [more] Share this story
America's Cup - Luna Rossa will not be entering the 34th edition Valencia Sailing, America's Cup update: The news that came from Italy on Monday evening is certainly a big loss for the sport of sailing and the America's Cup. Patrizio Bertelli, the owner of Luna Rossa, has decided not to take part in the 34th America's Cup.... [more] Share this story
2010 OAMPS Insurance Brokers Queensland Youth Week Suellen Hurling, 2010 OAMPS Insurance Brokers Queensland Youth Week entries have reached 169 with a few more predicted to come in during the next 48 hours.... [more] Share this story
Save Our Seas Australia campaigner Ian Thomson to tour yacht clubs Media Services, Having smashed the record for the fastest solo circumnavigation of Australia by 26 days, Ian Thomson, skipper of Save Our Seas Ocean Racing, is embarking on a tour of Australian Yacht Clubs from September to December. After his local regattas at Meridien Marinas Abel Point Race Week and Audi Hamilton Island Race Week Ian will head off on a tour to promote his no plastic bag campaign.... [more] Share this story
GP14 Ulsters and Masters Irish Championships report Niall Henry, GP14 Ulsters and Masters Championship of Ireland was held at Donaghadee Sailing Club on the 26th and 27th June 2010. The officer of the day Jimmy McKee set the course just off the clubhouse in a building southerly breeze in strong tide.... [more] Share this story
National 12 Gill Series Summer Event at Hykeham SC Jon Ibbotson, National 12 Gill Series Summer Event at Hykeham Sailing Club. Perfect hot and sunny conditions and a warm, friendly welcome greeted the competitors at Hykeham SC. In the Pursuit Race, the early-starting clinker boats of Brian Herring and Roz Stevenson and Howard Chadwick and Helen Nicholson, sailing unimpeded by the fleet, held the lead for much longer than they had expected.... [more] Share this story
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