Boats shows,races and regattas - now it starting to go crazy

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 21 Jul 2010

Boats shows,races and regattas - now it starting to go crazy - here is the latest news

Ben Ainslie and the University of the America's Cup
Ben Ainslie,
Team Origin and the America's Cup update comes from triple Olympic Gold Medallist and Britain's Team Origin skipper Ben Ainslie.... [more]
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South Pacific Laser Master series 2010 results
PSA Media Team,
There are almost 200,000 Lasers world wide, with its enormous popularity and huge fleets have come a whole range of divisions and within them age ranges. Once Laser sailors reach some mature years they can compete in the Master classes. Within Masters ranks there are Apprentices (35-44), Masters (45-54), Grand Masters (55-64), Great Grand Masters (65+).... [more]
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Leading sparmakers Southern Spars and Nordic Mast to merge
Southern Spars and Sail-World,
The Directors and Shareholders of Nordic Mast and Southern Spars have announced the merger of Nordic Mast and Southern Spars. The merger will create a combined entity with over 350 staff that will be better equipped to compete on the world stage, supplying a comprehensive range of high quality carbon fibre masts, booms and carbon rigging to meet the demands of all market sectors. Taki... [more]
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Beneteau First - A formula that works
Beneteau-Vicsail Sydney,
No other range of production yachts has had such affirmed success racing and dually been able to answer the cruising needs of discerning yachtsman. It is with intent that Beneteau FIRST models are highly adaptable for racing but principally pointed towards fast cruising.... [more]
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Airlie Beach local 100th boat for Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach RW
Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week media,
Airlie Beach local Allan Sneddon is the 100th boat entered in Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week. Allan Sneddon was out whale watching, sailing past Pioneer Rock, when we spoke to him. The retired shipwright and his wife sail Pacific Phoenix as often as they can.... [more]
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Sunferries Magnetic Island Race Week - A Northern Adventure
Sunferries Magnetic Island Race Week media,
Keen Sunferries Magnetic Island Race Week race supporter Bob Robertson explains ‘Spending more time on the Far North Queensland coast before heading south gives the breeze the time to turn. Heading to Magnetic Island just makes good sense.'... [more]
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Rolex extends naming rights sponsorship of Rolex Sydney Hobart Race
Jennifer Crooks/CYCA Media,
Rolex SA will extend its naming rights sponsorship of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race and its associated regattas, the Rolex Trophy One Design and Rolex Trophy Rating Series, up to and including the 2015 race.... [more]
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Burke Marine One Design range newest addition - E50 Buoyancy Aid
Burke Marine,
Burke Marine has been developing their One Design range over the past few years and is pleased to release the newest addition to the range the Burke E50 Buoyancy Aid.... [more]
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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Seven granted exclusive TV rights
Jennifer Crooks, CYCA Media,
The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, the organising authority of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, is pleased to announce the Seven Network has been granted an extension of the exclusive rights to broadcast the start of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race from 2011 to 2015.... [more]
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Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race - Robertson out to defend title
Ian Grant,
Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel Bay race starts on August 6th. Skipper Bob Robertson first sailed into Brisbane to Gladstone Race history over 28 years ago when he steered Hot Prospect II into third place and has since added a Sydney Hobart Race bronze medal to his impressive trophy cabinet... [more]
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New York Yacht Club Race Week to host Rolex US-IRC Nationals
Barby MacGowan,
While many sailors in the One Design portion of New York Yacht Club (NYYC) Race Week at Newport presented by Rolex head back to the office today, some are busy planning their strategy for the second 'half' of the regatta.... [more]
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CYCA announces new Commodore and Board of Directors
Jennifer Crooks, CYCA Media,
Members of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia elected well known yachtsman and marine industry identity Garry Linacre unopposed as their new Commodore at the club's sixty sixth annual general meeting held on Tuesday July 20 2010.... [more]
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F16 Euro Challenge – Race Update Day 2
Darren Bundock,
F16 Euro Challenge – Race Update Day 2... [more]
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World Womens 470 medalists tell their story on the Silver medal win
Jo Aheh and Olivia Powrie,
Silver medalists at the recent 2010 Womens World 470 Championship Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie give Sail-World readers and insight into how the World Championship unfolded from their perspective: As some of you might already know, we have had a rather successful 2010 World Champs regatta, we were in the top three the whole way through, in and out of the lead, culminating in a winner takes all medal... [more]
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SB3 World Championships - Burlton clings to lead
Katie Ashworth,
Volvo Laser SB3 World Championship, with freshly split fleets, took to the water at lunchtime for races 4, 5 and 6 of the Championship. The wind arrived from the south, as per schedule.... [more]
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America's Cup Video Competition- three selected as early winners
Tim Jeffery,
34th America's Cup Video Competition early entry has closed with three winning videos selected from 10 excellent finalists.... [more]
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Audi MedCup Circuit - Audi A1 reign supreme on Practice Day
Audi MedCup Circuit,
Audi MedCup Circuit practice day, update: TeamOrigin lead on the water from gun to gun chased by Emirates Team New Zealand but both chose to hook the wrong way round the finish line leaving the finish gun to AudiA1 powered by All4One.... [more]
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World Championships beckon for young Tasmanians
Peter Campbell,
Tasmania's champion young sailors will be competing in world championships in Scotland, Israel and Poland this week, with strong prospects of top placings against the best in the world in the International 420, Cadet and Laser Radial dinghy classes.... [more]
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Mobile Boatshed – Whitworths Mobile Tackers Fleet Launch
Yachting Victoria,
Boatshed's second birthday celebration, and the launch of the Mobile Boatshed may well have taken place mid-winter, but the sun was shining.... [more]
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Images from Cowes: British Classic Yacht Club Panerai Cowes Regatta
Mark Lloyd,
Mark Lloyd presents a beautiful gallery of images from the opening day of the British Classic Yacht Club Panerai Cowes Regatta racing in idyllic conditions on the Solent.... [more]
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Pittwater to Coffs Race - Pretty Woman is first entry
Damian Devine,
‘Pretty Woman', a Farr 45 is the first entry received for the 30th anniversary Pittwater to Coffs Harbour yacht race which gets underway on 2 January 2011, hosted by The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club. Racing under the RPAYC burgee, ‘Pretty Woman' is owned the syndicate of Commodore Russell Murphy, Richard Hudson and Michael Lockley and will be her eighth attempt at the Coffs race.... [more]
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America's Cup in San Francisco a $1.4 billion anchor
SF Chronicle,
America's Cup could increase Bay Area's economy by $1.4 billion! Sailing may not be as popular as football in this country, but hosting the world's premier regatta would pack at least three times the economic punch for San Francisco as a Super Bowl.... [more]
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470 World Championships winners Belcher and Page thank supporters
Mathew Belcher & Malcolm Page,
Well. I don't know where to begin. Most of you would probably know by now that Mal and I have won the 2010 470 World Championships in Scheveningen, Holland. As with any world championships they are hard to win and easy to loose. We were fortunate to have sailed well enough to go into the medal race with a 20 point margin enabling us to take the crown before the final race.... [more]
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WA Offshore Winter Series cliffhanger
Laurie Flynne,
With three races completed and the final race to be sailed this Saturday, the outcome of the Western Australian Valmadre Cup winter offshore series is delicately poised. The series, conducted by Fremantle Sailing Club, is sailed on Gage Roads off Fremantle and this year features an impressive total of 47 entrants.... [more]
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Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week set for 21st anniversary
Ian Grant,
Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach Race Week 2010 will have a special element of pride evident when Don Algie steers his majestic 19.9 m sloop Storm 2 onto Pioneer Bay for the opening race on Friday August 13.... [more]
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F16 Euro Challenge 2010 - Dutch lead Australian crew,
Race Update - F16 Euro Challenge 2010... [more]
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International 14 Prince of Wales Series - Win to Pink and McGrane
Ian Roman,
International 14 Prince of Wales Series - After two days lost due to too much wind and the PoW race yesterday, the series races for the International 14's were reduced to three short races on Sunday in Hayling Bay. After a delay for a broken down rescue boat the fleet set out into 18kts of wind and a typical Hayling Bay chop, though there were fewer big waves than the day before.... [more]
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SB3 World Championships 2010 - Burlton leads on a perfect day
Katie Ashworth,
Volvo SB3 World Championships 2010 racing went underway today at Torbole on Lake Garda, Italy. Three races were scheduled on two race courses, Course Alfa 'Torbole' (yell0w) and Course Bravo 'Riva' (blue).... [more]
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Audi MedCup Circuit - Warming up in Barcelona
Audi MedCup Circuit,
Audi MedCup Circuit, Barcelona: From the Vieux Port to the Port Vell, from the Mistral to the Garbi, exactly one month after the 2010 Audi MedCup finished in Marseille, racing begins tomorrow off Barcelona where the atmosphere around the Audi MedCup Circuit village is a mix of great excitement and building anticipation.... [more]
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Ben Ainslie to compete in Finn at Sail for Gold regatta
Ben Ainslie,
Ben Ainslie: Last week I spent sometime sailing the Finn in Lymington, it was hard work and the body suffered a bit, however it has enabled me to get enough training in to be able to confirm I'll be competing at the Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy 9-14 August 2010.... [more]
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Plastiki says no Distress Call: 'It was an arranged charter escort'
Natalie Laharnar/Nancy Knudsen,
The crew of the Plastiki were all smiles on arrival into Mooloolaba. Contrary to earlier reports, media representatives for the The Plastiki have denied vehemently that the catamaran was rescued as it approached Mooloolaba in Queensland. This conflicted with news earlier received and published in local media that the yacht had made a distress call picked up by Brisbane Water Police... [more]
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The Plastiki to call in at Mooloolaba enroute to Sydney
Natalie Laharnar,
The Plastiki has safely made Australian waters after her historic 7,500 nautical mile voyage to beat waste. Contrary to inaccurate media reports the Plastiki is not being rescued and has at no point during her entire 7500 nautical miles at sea ever been in any form of distress.... [more]
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Rolex Ilhabela Sailing Week - Day one images from Carlo Borlenghi
Carlo Borlenghi,
Rolex Ilhabela Sailing Week - Carlo Borlenghi provides day one images... [more]
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Volvo Youth Sailing World Championship –Closing ceremony marks the end
Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship officially came to an end with the Closing Ceremony held at the poolside of the Sheraton Hotel in Istanbul. Over the past week close to 350 sailors representing 59 nations have battled for the eight Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship titles at the 40th edition of the Youth Worlds.... [more]
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470 World Championship - Australians were in it to win it!
Craig Heydon,
470 World Championship in The Netherlands has been won by the Australian Sailing Team's Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page, who lead the regatta from start to finish to win the Gold medal by 21 points.... [more]
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European 18 Footer Circuit - Upcoming regattas in Germany and Denmark
Frank Quealey,
From July 24 to August 1, the European 18ft Skiff Association will stage regattas in Travemuende (Germany) and Sonderborg (Denmark) as part of the 2010 European 18 Footer Circuit.... [more]
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470 World Championship to Belcher and Page
Lynn Fitzpatrick,
Mat Belcher and Malcolm Page (AUS) won the 2010 Delta Lloyd 470 World Championship. Their second place finish in today's Medal Race gave them a total score for the regatta of 44 points. Coach Victor Kovalenko said, 'I am very proud of what the team has accomplished. It was a difficult championship to win. Mat and Mal performed well and they had the result that we have been training for.'... [more]
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Pacific Cup boats slug it out in middle divisions
Pacific Cup,
Pacific Cup - Limit has finished and moved off to the other side of the island, where her length and draft can be accommodated. Pegasus MotionX-50 has finished and is on the way to our docks for a well-earned maitai and lei welcoming.... [more]
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Extreme 40 World Championship 2010 - a thrilling finale
Extreme 40 Worlds,
Extreme 40 fleets were pushed to their limits in an exhilarating finale to the first ever World Championship. With winds gusting up to 20 knots blowing through the bay at Portoroz, Slovenia, the fleet proved exactly why these boats are called 'Extreme'.... [more]
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British 470 crews positive after Worlds display
Lindsey Bell,
Delta Lloyd 470 World Championships top 470 sailors from Britain remained in positive moods at the close of the Delta Lloyd 470, which concluded in The Hague on Sunday (18 July) with a fourth for Nic Asher and Elliot Willis, and a fifth place for Sarah Ayton and Saskia Clark at their first World Championship together.... [more]
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Berkhout enters the record books with fifth 470 World Championship win
James Boyd,
Delta Lloyd 470 World Championship - Mother nature played ball for the last day of the Championship taking place in The Hague, with brilliant sunshine and a 12 knot southwesterly breeze for the Men's and Women's medal races, held directly off the beach at the Hague.... [more]
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Global Ocean Race 2011-12 offshore entente-cordiale signed for Class40
Oliver Dewar,
Global Ocean Race 2011-12 organisers are pleased to announce a formal partnership with French race organisers, Sirius Evènements, and their double-handed Class40 Normandy Channel Race 2011. In an agreement that exemplifies the bond within the Class40 Association, its skippers and the association's events, the Normandy Channel Race will provide an opportunity for GOR entries.... [more]
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Girl Power versus Generation Next in Viper battle
Darren Bundock,
2B Sailing - While former round the world team-mates Carolijn Brouwer and Liz Wardley are hoping Girl Power will sweep them to their second major win as a Viper team, multiple Olympic medallist Darren Bundock will be relying on youthful exuberance and enthusiasm to keep at bay a rising tide of young sailing talent.... [more]
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