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America's Cup: Spectacular video of Emirates Team NZ under Golden Gate
5:15 AM Fri 24 May 2013 GMT
Spectacular Am-Cam video of Emirates Team New Zealand's blast under the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, from the New Zealand challenger's first sail at the venue of the 34th America's Cup.
Wind was about 16kts maximum, and seas described by the team as flat.
Other video from the same sources shows Luna Rossa doing her runs. ...
Barry Gourlay receives RNLI Bronze Medal for Gallantry
By RNLI, ,
2:34 AM Fri 24 May 2013 GMT
When knowledgeable mariner Paul Harrison and his son Sean left North Shields on 31 July 2012 in ideal conditions aboard the 16m former lifeboat Princess, they had no idea this would be ‘the old rescuer’s’ last journey. By midnight the wind had increased to 25 knots and large swells outran the boat. ...
Delta Lloyd Regatta – Consistent day 3 for Australian crews
By Craig Heydon, ,
1:42 AM Fri 24 May 2013 GMT
2013 Delta Lloyd Regatta third day of racing got underway in Medemblik, Holland. Australian sailors have retaken the lead in two classes ...
America's Cup: Review Recommendations not expected to be an easy meal *Feature
By Richard Gladwell,
1:18 AM Fri 24 May 2013 GMT
There could be some belching in San Francisco before teams digest and maybe sign-off the 37 recommendations served up by the America’s Cup Regatta Director, Iain Murray yesterday.
The recommendations came on the back of a fatal accident on the Swedish AC72, and triggered the commissioning of a six person panel, by event organisers. Includes two videos of the first sail with three AC72's together ...
America's Cup: Images from San Francisco Bay - First sail for three
By Erik Simonson, www.pressure-drop.us, San Francisco ,
11:07 PM Thu 23 May 2013 GMT
For the first time three America's Cup AC72 catamarans were sailing on San Francisco Bay, today. Erik Simonson of www.pressure-drop.us was on the water and filed this gallery of images of the action. ...
Delta Lloyd Regatta - Dutch teams make the most of day 3
By Delta Lloyd Regatta, ,
9:14 PM Thu 23 May 2013 GMT
At the Delta Lloyd Regatta in Medemblik, the Dutch teams made the most of day three. At the end of the day, a Dutch boat is in the top three of all classes at the exception of the 49er where Holland is not represented. Pieter Jan Postma in the Finn and the Sonar team of Udo Essel took it all in the three races sailed in freezing conditions. They are now in the lead. ...
Trofeo Conde de Godo - Tit-for-tat racing in Barcelona
By 52 Super Series, ,
8:11 PM Thu 23 May 2013 GMT
At the Trofeo Conde de Godo, in breezes which built from ten knots for Race 1, to a sparkling 16-18 knots for the third heat, it was a day marked by tit-for-tat racing between the two rivals with the current 52 Super Series champions laying down the early marker by winning Race 1 comfortably. ...
Finn World Masters - Show spoiled in La Rochelle + Video
By Robert Deaves, ,
7:44 PM Thu 23 May 2013 GMT
Thursday’s show at the Finn World Masters La Rochelle was spoiled by too much wind. With the wind whistling through the rigging all morning, the sailors waited ashore under postponement for a final announcement at 14.30. By this time, the wind afloat had moderated to 14-16 knots and the first fleet was sent out. ...
America's Cup: Three AC72's sail on San Francisco Bay
By Richard Gladwell,
7:41 PM Thu 23 May 2013 GMT
Three AC72's sailed on San Francisco Bay today, Friday May 23. The three teams Defender, Oracle Team USA, and Challengers, Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa (ITA) sailed in moderate winds which increased during the day. ...
EFPT Aqualeto Cup - Tow-in and hopes for wind continue on day 4 +Video
By EFPT, ,
6:57 PM Thu 23 May 2013 GMT
Day four of the European Freestyle Pro Tour (EFPT) Aqualeto Cup and on this day, a tow-in competition with prize money, a big press conference and the praying for wind continues. With very light wind forecast we started off our day at 10.00 am's skippers meeting in the hotel area with the decision of running the tow-in competition with 1.000€ prize money today. ...
NeilPryde Racing Series continues global tour
By NeilPryde, ,
4:57 PM Thu 23 May 2013 GMT
The NeilPryde Racing Series is continuing its 2013 global tour with the initial stopovers in Myanmar, Singapore, Qingdao and Pattaya. The NeilPryde Windsurfing Racing Series is unique in that it provides a platform for windsurfers of all levels, ages and ability to compete together on a level playing field on the ISAF windsurfing one-design class, the RS:One. ...
Mauritius Regatta - Back on the official course
By Coralie Rassinoux, ,
4:40 PM Thu 23 May 2013 GMT
Following the friendly regatta* yesterday with the best skippers of the Grand Baie Yacht Club, it was back on the official race course today with the fourth leg of the Mauritius Regatta, leading the fleet from Grand Baie to Port Louis, the capital city of Mauritius. ...
RNLI gives the gift of life to flood victim
By RNLI, ,
4:13 PM Thu 23 May 2013 GMT
A couple of days before Christmas, a shrill scream for help chilled Paul Eastment and his team as they arrived to rescue a terrified woman clinging to a tree in a flooded river. ‘It was a sound that will stay with me for a long time,’ says RNLI Flood Rescue Boat Team Leader Paul. ‘It was desperate and full of emotion. I will never forget it.’ ...
Volvo Gill Optimist Inland Championship
By Sarah Alexander, ,
12:36 PM Thu 23 May 2013 GMT
The annual Volvo Gill Optimist Inland Championship saw some of the country's top youth sailors tried and tested at Grafham Water Sailing club. Over 260 Optimist sailors, split across Main and Regatta fleets, enjoyed two days of tricky, competitive racing and were challenged in mixed sailing conditions. ...
Dragon Edinburgh Cup is shaping up to be an outstanding event
By Fiona Brown,
11:40 AM Thu 23 May 2013 GMT
With over 20 entries already registered including teams from Germany, Japan, and the USA, the 2013 Edinburgh Cup for the Dragon British Open Championship, being hosted by the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) from 25 to 28 June 2013, is already shaping up to be an outstanding event. ...
America's Cup: Artemis Racing continuing for time being in Regatta
By Paul Cayard,
11:17 AM Thu 23 May 2013 GMT
May 22, 2013: Statement from Challenger of Record, Artemis Racing (SWE):
Artemis Racing is back to work. We will only race if our sailing team believes they are safe racing AC72s. This confidence will be dependent on many criteria, one of the most important of which is the new safety criteria and rules changes that the America’s Cup organizers and competitors will adopt. ...
America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ welcomes Murray's report
By Warren Douglas,
11:10 AM Thu 23 May 2013 GMT
Emirates Team New Zealand welcomes the finding of the committee reviewing the fatal incident involving the Artemis Racing AC72. The committee’s recommendations were released today in San Francisco.
Managing director Grant Dalton said the team supports the review committee’s recommendations in principle. 'They are prudent and reasonable,' he said. ...
RCIYC Spring Regatta - Superb sailing conditions
By William Harris, ,
10:57 AM Thu 23 May 2013 GMT
The Royal Channel Islands Yacht Club’s annual Spring Regatta, held in St Aubin’s Bay, was blessed with superb sailing conditions over the weekend of 18 and 19th May. ...
Rolex Fastnet Race - Capturing the hearts and souls of millions
By Louay Habib, ,
10:32 AM Thu 23 May 2013 GMT
Royal Ocean Racing Club's iconic 608-mile race around the Fastnet Rock has captured the hearts and souls of millions of people since 1925. This August, The Rolex Fastnet Race will have the largest number of participants in its 89-year history. Over 350 yachts, and as many as 380 yachts, from five continents and over 22 different countries will be taking part. ...
Images from the 2013 Mauritius Regatta
By Coralie Rassinoux, ,
10:26 AM Thu 23 May 2013 GMT
Images from the 2013 Mauritius Regatta ...
Delta Lloyd Regatta - Breezy day in Medemblik + Video
By Iasonas Georgaris,
10:12 AM Thu 23 May 2013 GMT
Second day of racing in the Delta Lloyd Regatta tested sailor's fitness and the equipment. Wind averaging 25 knots and picking at 30, throughout the day made for physical racing ...
Finn Masters, Maier makes most of moving day
By Robert Deaves, ,
9:15 AM Thu 23 May 2013 GMT
Moving day at the Finn World Masters in La Rochelle; is day everything changes, the day between the beginning and the end. ...
America's Cup: Regatta Director presents safety recommendations early
By Richard Gladwell,
8:37 AM Thu 23 May 2013 GMT
Iain Murray, wearing the dual hats of America's Cup Regatta Director and Head of the Golden Gate Yacht Club's AC Review Committee has presented a series of findings, more than a week sooner than expected. ...
Day two of EFPT Aqualeto Cup + video
By Hanna Poschinger,
11:41 PM Wed 22 May 2013 GMT
Not enough wind but a bunch of motivated riders and an awesome organisation. ...
Southern Spars and the new era of Grand Prix racing yachts
By Josh Impey,
10:20 AM Wed 22 May 2013 GMT
With an order book bursting with projects – four America’s Cup AC72 wing sails, up to ten Volvo 65’ One Design rigs, multiple superyacht rigs and a new era of Grand Prix racing rigs, all in 2013 – it’s clear that Southern Spars is leading the way with design, technology and manufacturing of composite spars and rigging. ...
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