|News for the Last 7 Days - New Zealand & the World
Route des Princes - Foxall’s Oman Air-Musandam still out front
By Sabina Mollart Rogerson, ,
6:58 PM Tue 18 Jun 2013 GMT
For Ireland’s 19th century emigrants who were headed for a new life across the Atlantic in America, the Fastnet Rock became known as Ireland’s Teardrop. But for Ireland’s Damian Foxall this morning, passing the legendary rock was reason for Irish sailing’s most successful export to smile. Gilles Lamiré and his crew of Rennes Métropole - Saint-Malo Agglomération have decided to retire from Leg 2. ...
Giraglia Rolex Cup - Images of the Sanremo action by Carlo Borlenghi
By Carlo Borlenghi images, ,
6:16 PM Tue 18 Jun 2013 GMT
Photographer Carlo Borlenghi was out on the water during the Girgalia Rolex Cup to capture this gallery of images. ...
Stena Match Cup Sweden - Women's Trophy returns to Marstrand
By Fabian Bengtsson,
4:27 PM Tue 18 Jun 2013 GMT
At last year’s Stena Match Cup Sweden, women’s racing was left out of the event because of the tight schedule between the World Cup in Gothenburg and the Olympics in London. This summer, the Women’s Trophy is back at Marstrand and the women’s elite will once again compete in one of the most prestigious match racing regattas in the world. ...
Revolutionary Hydros C-Class catamaran takes maiden voyage
By Bernard Schopfer,
4:19 PM Tue 18 Jun 2013 GMT
The first Team Hydros C-Class catamaran took to the water at La Grande Motte for its maiden voyage. This is the first time a vessel using TPT carbon fiber technology, the latest development in composite materials, takes to the water! 'It is a momentous occasion for our team and all the people and companies involved in developing this unique yacht,' said Jérémie Lagarrigue. ...
Kieler Woche - High-level action on the horizon
By Hermann Hell, ,
2:44 PM Tue 18 Jun 2013 GMT
The 2013 Kieler Woche is set to take place from 22 to 30 June, with about 4,500 sailors from 50 nations crowding the waters of Kiel Fjord. Medals will be fought for in eight Olympic sailing disciplines, among them the two new Olympic classes 49erFX for women and Nacra 17 for mixed crews. ...
IRC dual scoring provides balance and parity
By Peta Stuart-Hunt,
9:32 AM Tue 18 Jun 2013 GMT
It is widely known that the Rating Office, the technical arm of the Royal Ocean Racing Club and gatekeeper for the IRC rating rule in the UK, supports the use of local and national performance handicaps. Far from being in competition with IRC, properly administered handicap systems complement it by bringing new people into the sport and igniting their competitive spirit. ...
On a winning streak - Mat Belcher and Will Ryan win their first major
By Mathew Belcher,
8:43 AM Tue 18 Jun 2013 GMT
After winning our first major title in the form of the European Championships, it is exciting to be able to share with you all our progress as we take another step forward as a team ...
Collinson FX Market Commentary: June 18,2013 - Bulls emerge refreshed
By Collinson FX,
5:37 AM Tue 18 Jun 2013 GMT
Collinson FX Market Commentary: June 18, 2013 - The Bulls have come out refreshed but this all relies on Ben Bernanke. Commodity demand fell and prices reacted accordingly, which pushed demand for the associated currencies lower. The KIWI fell back below 0.8000 as the USD regained some ground despite local Consumer Confidence rising. The AUD fell back to 0.9550 with momentum flagging and local new ...
NYYC Annual Regatta images by Daniel Forster
By Kirsten Ferguson, ,
10:07 PM Mon 17 Jun 2013 GMT
The 159th New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta Presented by Rolex, wrapped up yesterday, Sunday, June 16th in Newport, R.I. We take a look back at some of the action via this series of images, captured on the water by photographer Daniel Forster. ...
Cowes Week and the Rolex Fastnet - Two great events rolled into one
By Sue Pelling, ,
8:06 PM Mon 17 Jun 2013 GMT
In one year’s time, when two of the world’s iconic sailing events like Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week and the Rolex Fastnet Race follow on from one another, it is not surprising to see many competitors grab the opportunity to participate in both events. ...
Route des Princes - Spindrift Racing continues to lead Leg 2
By Sabina Mollart Rogerson, ,
8:00 PM Mon 17 Jun 2013 GMT
In the 2013 Route des Princes, racing with the whole MOD70 fleet in close contact for periods today, Yann Guichard and the crew of Spindrift continue to lead Leg 2 as they passed to the east of the centre of the depression and have been enjoying fast downwind sailing, slowed only by the confused, difficult seas. ...
ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 17th June 2013
By ISAF, ,
6:58 PM Mon 17 Jun 2013 GMT
The ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 17th June 2013 have been released with Austrian sailors storming up the rankings to match Australia with four top three positions. At world number one, eight nations are now represented with Australia's Mat Belcher and Will Ryan unbeaten, again. In the 49er class, the French have claimed both the number one and number two spots. ...
Kito De Pavant (Groupe Bel) establishes new world record
By John Reed, WSSR / Sail-World,
6:34 PM Mon 17 Jun 2013 GMT
The World Speed Sailing Record Council (WSSR) has announced the establishment of a new World Record by Kito De Pavant (FRA). Pavant sailed singlehanded Monohull 60 foot 'Groupe Bel' from Marseille to Carthage. ...
Christoph Burger to be on board of North Sails Switzerland
By North Sails Schweiz,
1:37 PM Mon 17 Jun 2013 GMT
Christoph Burger, with immediate effect, will be on board of North Sails to enforce their presence in Switzerland. He is born in a sailmaking-family and has 20 years experiences in sailing. He will complete the teams around Daniel Schroff in the German-speaking part of Switzerland and Pierre-Yves Jorand in the French-speaking part. ...
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: New 'political party' rumour confirmed
By Rob Mundle, ,
11:29 AM Mon 17 Jun 2013 GMT
Rumours across Australia is that a new political party would be formed during the 30th Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2013, which will be staged only weeks before the federal election, have been confirmed. Details are sketchy at this stage, but it is known that the announcement will be heard and seen during the staging of the Prix d’ Elegance on Friday, August 23. ...
America's Cup: Artemis Racing's Iain Percy - 'We want to race'
11:32 PM Sun 16 Jun 2013 GMT
Artemis Racing's Sailing Director, Iain Percy, has spoken out for the first time since the team's training accident, on May 9, 2013, which resulted in the death of his fellow double Olympic medalist, and long time friend and crew, Andrew 'Bart' Simpson. Interviewed by Genny Tulloch of America's Cup Uncut, Percy spoke of the loss of his 'best mate' and the impact on the team. ...
America's Cup: Extended play Am-Cam video of Practice Race
By John Navas, San Francisco ,
7:36 PM Sun 16 Jun 2013 GMT
John Navas was shoreside on San Francisco Bay and shot this excellent video of the warm-up and practice racing between Luna Rossa and Emirates Team NZ, on Thursday.
The video is 20 minutes long and opens with a foiling gybe from Emirates Team New Zealand, followed by other manoeuvrings from both boats. The racing sequence starts with the first short reach, with Emirates Team New Zealand climbi ...
Route des Princes - Spindrift leads MOD70s out of Lisbon
By Sabina Mollart Rogerson, ,
7:10 PM Sun 16 Jun 2013 GMT
In the 2013 Route des Princes, Yann Guichard and the crew of Spindrift led the MOD70 fleet out of Lisbon’s Tagus river, taking the bonus points at the C1 mark by Cascais, setting a fast, intense pace in the very early stages of the 990 mile Leg 2 to Dun Laoghaire. ...
21st International Optimist Regatta kicks off in St. Thomas
By Carol Bareuther, St. Thomas ,
4:29 PM Sun 16 Jun 2013 GMT
The biggest little yacht regatta in the Caribbean will set sail this week. The International Optimist Regatta (IOR) presented by Glacial Energy, celebrates its 21st edition, marking over two decades of fostering junior sailing in the Caribbean. The IOR will take place June 21 to 23, prefaced by the Sea Star Clinic June 17 to 19 and Sea Star Team Race on June 20. ...
Francis Joyon shatters North Atlantic record by more than 16 hours
By Mer et Media,
2:41 PM Sun 16 Jun 2013 GMT
In his quest to beat the North Atlantic record, Francis Joyon on board IDEC, has smashed Thomas Coville’s 2008 record by 16 hours, 34 minutes and 30 seconds. Joyon completed his journey in a time of 5 days, 2 hours, 56 minutes and 10 seconds. ...
Barking Mad holds slim lead entering last day of NYYC Annual Regatta
By Tink Chambers, Annapolis, Maryland ,
11:25 AM Sun 16 Jun 2013 GMT
In typical Farr 40 fashion, class honors are up for grabs going into the final day of the 159th New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta presented by Rolex.
Just five points separate the top three boats after three days of racing. Skipper Jim Richardson and his team aboard Barking Mad maintained their lead in the overall standings after posting a solid line of 5-3-3 on Saturday and own a low score ...
Get your winter rig check with a great deal from NZ Rigging
7:40 AM Sun 16 Jun 2013 GMT
Winter is here, so if you are anywhere within reach of Auckland, why not take advantage of a full four page Mast and Rigging inspection for the low price of $150.00* inc GST?
When was the last time your mast and rigging were checked? Do all your lights work? Is there damaged standing and running rigging? When did you have an inspection done last? ...
America's Cup: Artemis Racing's CEO interviewed on team recovery
2:36 AM Sun 16 Jun 2013 GMT
San Francisco TV station, ABC7 News' Mark Matthews interviews Artemis Racing's CEO, Paul Cayard, on the team's attempts to recover from the fatal training incident on May 9, and when they expect to be sailing again.
Cayard is also reminded of some comments he made over two years ago, about what could happen in an AC72 incident with the boats sailing at speeds of 40 to 50kts. ...
NZL Sailing Team: Silver for Aleh and Powrie at 470 European Champs
By Jodie Bakewell-White,
10:29 PM Sat 15 Jun 2013 GMT
By winning the today’s medal race at the 2013 470 European Championships in Formia, Italy the NZL Sailing Team women’s 470 pair of Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie have won the Silver Medal.
Paul Snow-Hansen and Daniel Willcox have finished 8th overall in the Men’s Open 470 European Championship – another strong result for this new partnership. ...
PWA Catalunya World Cup - Celebrating 15 years of Costa Brava action
By Chris Yates,
10:01 PM Sat 15 Jun 2013 GMT
The penultimate day of the PWA Catalunya World Cup turned out to be a largely frustrating affair as winds of 5-13 knots teased the competitors for the duration of the afternoon - so despite several sailors checking the conditions - the wind never quite materialized enough to resume the racing. ...
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