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Doyle Sails NZ/Stratis Newsletter for Summer 2014
By Ellie Brade, Auckland NZ ,
4:45 AM Wed 12 Mar 2014 GMT
Latest update from the team at Doyle Sails, New Zealand - includes Shockwave's win in the Caribbean 600, maxi yacht sails, Hugo Boss, Round North Island, new sails for the Farrier F-22 and the latest from the Finn Nationals ...
Doyle Sails Kawau Weekend a stunning success for the NZ E5.9 Assoc
By NZ Elliott 5.9 Class Assn Media, Kawau Island, NZ ,
4:23 AM Wed 12 Mar 2014 GMT
The NZ E5.9 Association has run a successful North Island Traveler Series for several years. This has followed a proven formula and has steadily grown in numbers over the past 5 years. We are anticipating record numbers in 2014. ...
2014 Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race - Entries now open
By Lisa Ratcliff, ,
2:27 AM Wed 12 Mar 2014 GMT
The Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race is an integral stepping stone in the annual winter keelboat march northwards and once again the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron is expecting to entice a strong fleet. ...
America's Cup: Australia versus USA on Sydney Harbour
By Sail-World.com/nz, ,
10:16 PM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
Oracle Team USA and Team Australia, the Defender and Challenger of Record respectively, are currently in training/racing sessions on Sydney Harbour, sailing AC45's.
Oracle Team USA sailing team manager and tactician Tom Slingsby is enthusiastic about his team's first days on the harbour. ...
Extreme Sailing Series: Glenn Ashby looks to ahead to Act 2, Muscat
By Extreme Sailing Series, ,
9:54 PM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
In 2014, Glenn Ashby returned to the Extreme Sailing Series as trimmer with the Kiwi Emirates Team New Zealand, after last competing in the circuit in 2011. He takes a look back at the opening Act of the season in Singapore, and eyes the upcoming Act in Muscat, Oman, which starts in just over one weeks time. ...
America's Cup: Larry on the Big Picture for AC35
By Sail-World, ,
9:25 PM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
Oracle Team USA principal, Larry Ellison explains his vision for the 35th America's Cup and the lead-in. From Julian Guthrie, author of 'The Billionaire and the Mechanic' - this is an extra section added after Oracle Team USA's victory in the 34th America's Cup. ...
Serious innovation for maxi-trimaran Spindrift 2 + Video
By Virginie Bouchet, ,
2:43 PM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
A bike aboard a boat? It may sound silly but it is a very serious technical innovation to help Yann Guichard to handle the maxi-trimaran Spindrift 2 alone on the next Route du Rhum. Prepare to find out more on your web series '40 metres solo'. ...
World Match Racing Tour - Team Gilmour to compete in event
By Team Gilmour, ,
1:52 PM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
Team Gilmour has accepted a position as a Tour Card Holder on the 2014 Alpari World Match Racing Tour. 'The Tour' consisting of six events across the globe begins in Germany for Match Race Germany, followed by Stena Match Cup Sweden on the island of Mastrand with Sopot Match Race in Poland rounding out the European leg. ...
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Skippers reflect on a tough Leg 5
By Clipper Ventures, ,
12:42 PM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, the remaining yachts have all finished racing, with Switzerland, Henri Lloyd, Qingdao, Old Pulteney, Team Garmin, OneDLL, Jamaica Get All Right and PSP Logistics all motor sailing towards Qingdao after Race 9.1 ended. ...
Ronstan Tasar Vic Championships - Ridgways reclaim state title
By Chris Payne, Westernport Yacht Club ,
12:37 PM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
What a weekend of sailing! Tasar sailors from all around Victoria with also a boat from Canberra and a boat from Albury, NSW came together at Western Port Yacht Club, Balnarring, for a super Tasar Victorian Championships. ...
One Ton Cup Revisited - Notice of Race released
By Alan Sefton, ,
10:55 AM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
The Notice of Race, Entry Form and Class Rules for the inaugural One Ton Revisited event, in Auckland in February/March 2015, have been announced by organisers Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron. ...
Alpari World Match Racing Tour - Championship skippers revealed
By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, ,
10:01 AM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
The Alpari World Match Racing Tour has now revealed the eight Tour Card skippers for the 2014 World Championship series. Defending Tour Champion Taylor Canfield (ISV) leads the line up of the world’s top match racers alongside four-time Tour Champion Ian Williams (GBR), Keith Swinton (AUS), Bjorn Hansen (SWE), Mathieu Richard (FRA) and Phil Robertson (NZL). ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Abu Dhabi on debut in England
By Abu Dhabi Media, ,
9:18 AM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
Azzam, the new 65-foot carbon racing yacht in which Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR) will contest the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, has sailed for the first time with the crew, led by British double Olympic silver medallist Ian Walker, conducting sea trials along the English south coast. ...
Sail Paradise 2014 - The old and the new – both Black Jacks are set
By Bronwen Ince, ,
8:58 AM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
Sail Paradise 2014 - Both yachts will be in the IRC division and are likely to rival to the end when it comes to winning the series and having their name engraved on the magnificent Sail Paradise championship trophy. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Will a Volvo 65 beat the 24 hour monohull record?
By Agathe Armand, Volvo Ocean Race, ,
8:47 AM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
The Volvo Ocean 65 is a brand new boat, a one-design class specially built for the next two editions of the race. We did lots of calculations and ran velocity prediction programmes but who knew how fast that boat was really going to be? We wondered – you wondered. Not any more: Team Brunel has just sailed 540 miles in 24 hours between the UK and the Canary Islands last week. ...
Second annual Buoyed Up fundraising dinner
By Matt Owen, Canberra ,
8:39 AM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
Last Thursday the second annual Buoyed Up fundraising dinner was held in Canberra with 230 people having a fantastic night raising money helping disadvantaged kids into sailing. The night was helped by having two World and Olympic champions on hand to entertain the crowd, Buoyed Up Patron double gold medallist Malcolm Page and Volvo veteran Chris Nicholson. ...
Victorian Jubilee Championships sailed at Royal Brighton Yacht Club
By David Staley, ,
2:19 AM Tue 11 Mar 2014 GMT
The Victorian Championships for the Jubilee class were held over the Labour Day holiday weekend at Royal Brighton Yacht Club. ...
Sydney Harbour Regatta - Melges 32's photo finish
By Tracey Walters, Sydney ,
8:00 PM Mon 10 Mar 2014 GMT
The Sydney Harbour Regatta provided the ideal Pre Nationals event for the Melges 32 class, the fleet battled it out throughout the six race series in taste of what’s to come at the 2014 Australian Championships next weekend. ...
The Mast Walk by Alex Thomson copied by the Boxing Kangaroo + Videos
By Linda Cerminara, ,
5:38 PM Mon 10 Mar 2014 GMT
British sailor, Alex Thomson’s most recent stunt, ‘The Mast Walk’ has already inspired a hilarious video response from the Australian Sailing Team (and their Boxing Kangaroo) in Sydney. ...
West Australian International Open Bic State Championships
By Daniel Medd, Perth ,
2:19 PM Mon 10 Mar 2014 GMT
West Australian Open Bic sailors descended on East Fremantle Sailing Club at the weekend to compete in the fourth annual WA Open Bic State Championships. A record total of 37 boats entered the event reflecting significant growth in the class over the past four years. This year also saw the introduction of a Silver Fleet with 13 boats competing in this division. ...
Clipper Round the World Race - Great Britain sets time into Qingdao
By Ruth Harrington, ,
1:42 PM Mon 10 Mar 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, the first teams have started to arrive in Qingdao, China, following one of the most challenging legs of the edition of the race: Great Britain, Mission Performance and Derry~Londonderry~Doire arrived at the Olympic Sailing Center this morning (10 March) local time. ...
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Stuck in a wind hole
By Clipper Ventures, ,
1:27 PM Mon 10 Mar 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round the World Race, with the wind dying right off, several teams are reporting being stuck in a wind hole and doing everything they can to keep the yachts moving. After strong winds of 60 plus knots and big waves for the last five days, the skippers and crews are finding the light sailing conditions extremely frustrating as they race to Chinese Olympic sailing centre, Qingdao. ...
The winner is One Design at the Etchells Victorian Championship
By John Curnow, ,
12:19 PM Mon 10 Mar 2014 GMT
Some have said that they find Etchells more than a tad underwhelming. True, Skip Etchells’ design is more than 40 years old, they have aluminium masts, Dacron sails and fractional, symmetrical spinnakers. That’s hardly the coolest stuff going around. However, when you have a different winner for nearly every race, the sport’s greatest coming back to sail them... ...
America's Cup: Team Australian Launch and Iain Murray interview
By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, ,
10:01 AM Mon 10 Mar 2014 GMT
Geoff Waller of Boats on TV presents a video and speeches on the occasion of the christening of Team Australia's AC45, followed by an interview with Team Australia CEO, iain Murray.
For a breath of fresh air into an America's Cup challenge this is a must see. ...
Australian 2.4mR Championships - Challenging conditions
By David Staley, ,
8:44 AM Mon 10 Mar 2014 GMT
Australian 2.4mR Championships 2014 for the International 2.4mR class were held over the Labour Day holiday weekend at Royal Brighton Yacht Club. ...
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