Aussies on fire!! Kiel, Gilmour to defend Portugal crown, J Boats and more

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 22 Jun 2011

The Australians are doing well at Kiel Week,tho the German organisers are NOT pleased, read their paint blistering comments about the ISAF World Sailing Cup.

Peter Gilmour has been climbing the WMRT ranks, now he is defending his Match Race Portugal crown. ...and look at the magnificents J's.

The Sail-World Team

ISAF World Cup in a crisis
Herman Hell,
Kieler Woche 2011. The International Sailing Federation ISAF had created the series by three years ago to draw athletes and the media to all of the most important events throughout the year.... [more]
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J's at Newport by Daniel Forster - Final Day
Daniel Forster,
Top international photographer, Daniel Forster, was on hand at the J-class regatta at Newport Ri and shared these images from the last day of racing... [more]
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Australians well placed for Kiel medalsl
Craig Heydon,
Kieler Woche 2011. Australian sailors are set to battle it out for medals in four classes as the final round of the ISAF Sailing World Cup heads into the last day of racing in Kiel, Germany.... [more]
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Queensland Youth Week entries hit 204
Suellen Hurling,
Queensland Youth Week. Entries for the annual OAMPS Insurance Brokers Queensland Youth Week surged to 204 overnight with more excepted to be received in the coming days before the event... [more]
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SB3 Wintersun championship 2011
Ian Grant,
OceanBuro Performance Sailing and Maroochy Sailing Club have combined their resources to host the important SB3 Wintersun championship on the open offshore course off Mooloolaba next month.... [more]
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Portimão Portugal Match Cup 2011 - Qualifiers ahead
World Match Racing Tour,
Tour Card Holder Jesper Radich has vowed to return to the World Match Racing Tour with guns blazing as he gears up to face his rivals on the eve of the first Qualifying Session at the Portimão Portugal Match Cup. But last year's winner Peter Gilmour and his YANMAR Racing Team are sailing consistently.... [more]
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ORCi World Championship day two offshore challenges
Offshore Racing Congress,
ORCi World Championship 2011 are currently underway in Cres, Croatia. The event is taking place from the 18th June to the 25th June. On day two, light air conditions challenged the fleet.... [more]
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Nacra Infusion Worlds and Nacra Championships 2011 day two extreme
Diana Bogaards,
Nacra Championships 2011 second day conditions were tough and just on the limit for real diehards. A strong southwester caused damage on the Nacra 20 and the open class courses and many boats resigned early.... [more]
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Ronstan A-Class Catamaran World Championship 2011 in Aarhus
Bryn Wellington,
Ronstan A-Class Catamaran World Championship 2011. The world's best catamaran sailors will converge on Aarhus to compete in the Championship, hosted from the Kaløvig Sailing Center.... [more]
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Dragon Edinburgh Cup and Northern Area Championship 2011
Fiona Brown,
Dragon Northern Area Championship and Edinburgh Cup 2011 are looking all set for one the biggest and most competitive entries in recent years. A final entry of over 40 boats is anticipated and the quality of competition will be extremely high with teams coming from across the UK and Ireland and from as far afield as Russia, Japan and Australia.... [more]
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Windcraft to hold official christening of 'Harry's Story'
Mary Bickley,
Windcraft and Middle Harbour Yacht Club are proud to host a very special event on Saturday 2nd July at 11.00am You are invited to the Christening of the Hanse 355 'Harry's Story' with The Hon. Mike Baird NSW Treasurer, Member for Manly and other special guests.... [more]
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Sail Melbourne announce partnership with DB Schenker
Sam Watson,
ISAF Sailing World Cup 2011 organisers Sail Melbourne are delighted to announce details of a valuable partnership with DB Schenker, one of the world's leading providers of integrated logistics services.... [more]
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Kieler Woche 2011 day three - Belcher and Page open up a gap
Craig Heydon,
Kieler Woche 2011 has witnessed Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page push forward even further at the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Kiel, Germany, with two race victories and a sixth in the 470 class opening up a 16 point lead at the top of the ladder.... [more]
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New Nexus nGPS Antenna has improved accuracy and transmission speed.
The nGPS Antenna, from Nexus Marine, represents a significant advance: it works on 5Hz updates per second increased from 1 Hz of the old unit and it has 66 acquisition and 22 tracking channels, these features result in reduced start up time, improved accuracy and faster transmission speeds.... [more]
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PWA Aruba Hi Winds Grand Slam day two challenging
PWA Aruba Hi Winds Grand Slam 2011's second day was welcomed by scorching sun and torrential rains. The weather has continued to present tricky challenges for each of the competitors that have taken to the water in Aruba.... [more]
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OCRi World Championship 2011 Day 1
Offshore Racing Congress,
ORCi World Championship 2011 has seen the Croatian Grand Soleil 56R Marina Kastela take the early lead against the 55 rivals in Class A. In fact, the top ten places were all within 1:06 in corrected time using Performance Curve Scoring, with the course adjusted for the reaching leg.... [more]
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Newport J Class Regatta 2011: Exciting series Finale
Ben Stack,
Newport J Class Regatta weekend report - The third race was critical for Velsheda, as Ranger held a 2-0 lead in the five race series. With Friday's racing postponed, two races were held on Saturday in bright skies with a strong 15 knot South Easterly into the Newport Harbour entrance. Ranger won by 25 seconds with a small time correction, winning the J Class Newport Regatta with a 3:0 score.... [more]
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Kieler Woche 2011 Day 3 - Aussies excel
Kieler Woche 2011 has witnessed Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page of Australia perform impeccably in the Men's 470 on Day 3. The duo recorded their sixth race victory out of eight.... [more]
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Fireball Worlds 2011
Cormac Bradley,
Fireball Worlds 2011 are currently underway in Sligo, Ireland. For the second day, the dawn was sunny but, there were discussions regarding the forecast for the next few days... [more]
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Kieler Woche 2011 Day 3 Finn domination
Robert Deaves,
Zach Railey (USA) dominated the third day of racing at Kieler Woche 2011, taking the overall lead in the Finns with two race wins. Two more races are scheduled for Tuesday with the final race and the medal race for the top 10 on Wednesday.... [more]
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Nacra Infusion Worlds 2011 underway
Xander Pols,
The Nacra Infusion Worlds 2011 are now underway with Coen de Koning and Thijs Visser taking the early lead in the event which is taking place off the Texel beach in the Netherlands.... [more]
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Images of Newport: The J's on Day 4
George Bekris,
Top US photographer George Bekris is at the J class regatta in Newport, RI on Day 4 and provides this gallery of images of these spectacular classic yachts.... [more]
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