|News for the Last 7 Days - UK
Star Sailors League Finals - Three American greats to compete
By Star Sailors League, ,
3:18 PM Thu 23 Oct 2014 GMT
The United States will be the second most heavily represented nation at the Star Sailors League Finals when they take place at Nassau in the Bahamas between December 1st and 7th. Reflecting the consistency, quality and number of sailors involved in the Star class, the United States has the largest representation in the Star Sailors League with 294 skippers and 376 crew. ...
AIRBUS and Oracle Team USA forge technology partnership + Video
By Oracle Team USA, ,
3:00 PM Thu 23 Oct 2014 GMT
AIRBUS and Oracle Team USA have forged a technology partnership. As Official Innovation Partner of Oracle Team USA for the 35th America’s Cup, AIRBUS will share the know-how of its engineers and experts in fields such as aerodynamics, instrumentation and simulation, composites, structures, hydraulics and data analysis to work with the Oracle Team USA design team. ...
Rolex Middle Sea Race - Another dramatic day
By KPMS, ,
2:51 PM Thu 23 Oct 2014 GMT
Thursday has proved another dramatic day in the story of the 2014 Rolex Middle Sea Race. While yesterday (Wednesday) was a day of seamanship and survival as yachts battled storm force winds, it was also a day of arrivals as the same winds pushed competitors to the finish. ...
Local mum helps broaden appeal of Youth Sailing at HISC
By Sarah Johnson, Hayling Island ,
2:38 PM Thu 23 Oct 2014 GMT
After six years on the HISC Youth Committee, the last two as Youth Rear Commodore, Anne Marie Wood and her team have been instrumental in making youth the largest growing section at Hayling Island Sailing Club as well as broadening its appeal by offering new initiatives designed to get children on the water in a number of fun and informal formats. ...
Rolex Middle Sea Race - Artie confirmed as overall winner
By Media Royal Malta Yacht Club, ,
2:19 PM Thu 23 Oct 2014 GMT
The Royal Malta Yacht Club has been a hive of activity both day and night, welcoming back yachts taking part in the Rolex Middle Sea Race. By Midday on Day Six 34 yachts have finished the race and 25 yachts have retired. Each and every sailor that has taken part, including those that are still out there, has a story to tell for years to come. ...
Argo Group Gold Cup - Near perfect start for GAC Pindar
By Talbot Wilson, ,
2:04 PM Thu 23 Oct 2014 GMT
Ian Williams (GBR) GAC Pindar made a near perfect start to in the Argo Group Gold Cup in Bermuda yesterday. The British skipper who stands top of the the Alpari World Match Racing Tour and is second in the ISAF rankings, goes into today's remaining round robin flights leading group 1. ...
RS Aeros at ‘Barts Bash’ - class roundup
By RS Aero Class, ,
1:55 PM Thu 23 Oct 2014 GMT
The International sailing community embraced the ethos of this inspiring world record attempt and took to the water in their droves. Clubs around the world reported turnouts higher than they have ever seen before in memory of the legendary ‘Bart’. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - A nightmare for sailors
By Team Brunel, ,
1:36 PM Thu 23 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, Onboard Team Brunel. 'At this rate, it will take a century before we get to Cape Town,' sighs Jens Dolmer, standing on the bow. He is trying in vain to push the flapping foresail outwards. There is hardly a breath of wind. In the distance, the sun is sinking into the ocean. ...
RYA National Match Racing Series 2015 entries open
By Matt Carter, ,
12:09 PM Thu 23 Oct 2014 GMT
The RYA National Match Racing Series consists of seven qualifying rounds, including the RYA Youth, RYA Women’s and BUCS Match Racing Championship events, before the top British crews from each event are invited to go head-to-head at the Series Grand Final at Queen Mary Sailing Club, while the Winter Series will be run as part-competition and part-training. ...
13th International Sailing Summit will learn from British Cycling
By Amanda Simpson, London ,
11:47 AM Thu 23 Oct 2014 GMT
Next month, Terry Greenwood of British Cycling will be speaking at the 13th International Sailing Summit (ISS). He will reveal the concept behind the triumphant revival of British Cycling as inspiration of an ambitious future for the sailing industry. ...
The 2014 Severne Starboard Aloha Classic is coming...
By American Windsurfing Tour, ,
10:33 AM Thu 23 Oct 2014 GMT
Over 100 riders from more than 20 different countries have already registered and over the two weeks will compete against each other in the pro, amateur, master, grand master, youth and women's fleets for the honor of becoming the Aloha Classic Champions. ...
Rolex Middle Sea Race 2014 - Artie's heroic return
By Media Royal Malta Yacht Club, ,
8:37 AM Thu 23 Oct 2014 GMT
After probably the toughest 24 hours in the 46 year history of the race, Lee Satariano's Maltese J/122, Artie finished the Rolex Middle Sea Race on Thursday 23 October 2014 at 00h 45m 5s in an elapsed time of 4Days 13hours 35mins and 05secs. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Chasing down the leaders on the last day to Fernando *Feature
By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, ,
4:29 AM Thu 23 Oct 2014 GMT
As of the 2140UTC report on Day 10 of the first Leg of the Volvo Ocean Race, the placings on the water on the water had not changed during the day, but the distances between the boats had reduced. The two easternmost boats, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing continued to lead but is only 4nm ahead of Team Brunel with about 600nm to sail to the turning mark of Fernando de Noronha 220nm off the coast of Brazil. ...
Argo Group Gold Cup - Slender lead for Marek Stańczyk
By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, ,
2:00 AM Thu 23 Oct 2014 GMT
Despite the best efforts of Tropical Storm Fay and then Hurricane Gonzalo, the Argo Group Gold Cup, the sixth stage of the 2014 Alpari World Match Racing Tour, set sail on Bermuda’s Hamilton Harbour today, albeit postponed by 24 hours. ...
Ben Ainslie Racing foiling on the Solent + Video *Feature
By Sarah Alexander, ,
9:47 PM Wed 22 Oct 2014 GMT
Today, Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR) took to the water for the first time from their temporary base in Southampton, sailing their foiling AC45. The boat originally raced under BAR colours during the America’s Cup World Series in 2012-13, and has subsequently been modified to fly on hydrofoils. ...
La Torche PWA Grand Slam - A day of rest for wave sailors
By Chris Yates, ,
9:02 PM Wed 22 Oct 2014 GMT
The calm weather returned on day five of the La Torche PWA Grand Slam as the wave sailors recovered from yesterday’s punishing, but brilliant, conditions. After a chilly start, with the thermometer reading just five degrees celsius, the temperature soon rose with the appearance of the sun, making for another stunning autumn day. ...
Gul RS200 Inland Championship at Chew Valley Lake SC
By Sally Campbell, ,
7:50 PM Wed 22 Oct 2014 GMT
Almost 120 sailors gathered at CVLSC for the 2014 RS200 Inlands sponsored by Gul to hear the race officer briefing that he preferred to use individual recalls and would resort sparingly to the black flag. As with all plans it lasted until first contact with the enemy, in this case the RS200 fleet. ...
Rolex Middle Sea Race - A day of reckoning for the fleet
By KPMS, ,
6:37 PM Wed 22 Oct 2014 GMT
Day five of the Rolex Middle Sea Race has proved a day of reckoning for the competing fleet. The forecast strong northwesterly wind has arrived and consistently blown over 25 knots with gusts exceeding 40 knots. The effect has been to catapult the previously slow moving yachts towards the finish line in Malta. ...
RCIYC Jackson Yacht Services Bay Races overall
By Bill Harris, ,
6:21 PM Wed 22 Oct 2014 GMT
The Royal Channel Islands Yacht Club's Jackson Yacht Services Bay Races were held in St Aubin’s Bay on Saturday 18th October. This was a real treat for the organisers and sailors as the event has had to be abandoned over the past two years due to gales in the one instance and zero wind in the other. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - Playing the Doldrums lottery
By Agathe Armand, ,
5:58 PM Wed 22 Oct 2014 GMT
A day and a night of uncertainty - later, the Doldrums will come to an end for the Volvo Ocean Race teams. By tomorrow morning, the fleet should be sailing safely in the southeasterly trade winds. So – who won this equatorial lottery? What was the best place to cross this convergence zone, where two hemispheres and two weather systems collide? ...
Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng Race Team takes on the Doldrums
By Dongfeng Race Team, ,
5:07 PM Wed 22 Oct 2014 GMT
Known for erratic light airs alternating with sudden gusts that can last a minute or an hour from the giant unstable vertical clouds, the Doldrums (aka more officially the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone) are the unavoidable low-point of leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race for the determined men on Dongfeng. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Alvimedica, somewhere in the windless ITCZ
By Amory Ross, ,
5:04 PM Wed 22 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Onboard Team Alvimedica. The synopsis is pretty straightforward: we are stuck in the Doldrums. Stuck, and stuck real good. All things considered, yesterday was actually pretty decent. We had a quick morning rainsquall that was able to power us south through the first line of ITCZ clouds already towering above our heads by 10AM. ...
Rolex Middle Sea Race - Artie gunning for glory
By Media Royal Malta Yacht Club, ,
3:15 PM Wed 22 Oct 2014 GMT
Lee Satariano's Maltese J/122, Artie has emerged as the hot favourite to become the overall winner of the 2014 Rolex Middle Sea Race. However, at 16:00 CET, Artie was still 80 miles from the finish and the Mistral storm is still raging. In addition, there are several yachts behind Artie that could still claim the overall prize. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - Another perspective from Team SCA
By Sara Hastrieter, Team SCA, ,
3:14 PM Wed 22 Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, Onboard Team SCA. Today I would like to share another perspective with you. Given the kind messages from Team SCA followers that we have been receiving onboard (thank you!), it would seem daily reports from our onboard reporter Miss Halloran and our onshore media crew have been doing a wonderful job of sharing our journey thus far. ...
Rolex Farr 40 World Championship - Success in San Francisco
By KPMS, ,
3:03 PM Wed 22 Oct 2014 GMT
The 17th edition of the Rolex Farr 40 World Championship took place from 15-18 October in San Francisco, USA. Hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club, the 2014 Rolex Farr 40 Worlds welcomed 19 international entrants - comprising teams from Australia, Canada, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Turkey and the United States. ...
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