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News for the Last 7 Days - World & Australia

A forty two year old record remains unbeaten, just! By Nigel Statham, Brisbane , 3:18 PM Mon 21 Apr 2014 GMT
Not since Cyclone Emily in 1972 has the Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race seen such a large percentage of its fleet retire before reaching Gladstone. ...
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Gear guide from the Fireball Worlds By Cormac Bradley, Dun Laoghaire , 11:48 AM Mon 21 Apr 2014 GMT
The table below sets out the various combinations of hulls, sails and fittings, together with crew weights of the top six boats in the recently concluded Fireball Worlds in Thailand. ...
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Sail Brisbane Regatta - Winners announced By Andrew Gough, Queensland , 11:35 AM Mon 21 Apr 2014 GMT
Sail Brisbane 2014 regatta final days racing concluded today, as athletes jostled for final positions on the podium. Winners were announced at this afternoon’s awards ceremony, after a beautiful days racing in a light 5 – 10 knot Northerly Breeze. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères - Race day 1 ready for lift off By Daniel Smith, , 10:40 AM Mon 21 Apr 2014 GMT
At the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères, a confirmed number of 1,111 sailors racing in 765 boats from 59 nations are ready for the opening day of racing. Racing is scheduled to commence at 11:00 local time with the race areas under the influence of two weather systems - a trough extending from central Spain to west of Corsica and a feeble ridge from north of the Adriatic sea to the Alps. ...
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Clipper Round the World Race 11 - Tense match downwind racing on Day 2 By Clipper Ventures, , 10:17 AM Mon 21 Apr 2014 GMT
On day two of race 11 of the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race 2013-14, The PSP Logistics Panama 100 Cup, the last 24 hours has seen some very close, and tense match downwind racing amongst the 12-strong fleet with speeds reaching in excess of 26 knots as it makes its way further south towards Panama. ...
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Toyota Optimist Nationals: Late charge puts pressure on leaders *Feature By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, , 8:38 AM Mon 21 Apr 2014 GMT
Kohimaramara YC's Scott McKenzie holds a 13 point lead going into the final day of the 2014 Toyota National Optimist Championships, after leading for the whole regatta. Behind him the race is on for second place, with McKenzie's clubmate, Lewis Anderson, moving past Sam Bacon (Worser Bay). Closing in on the top group is Jackson Keon (Murray's Bay) who has pulled to within 2pts of the top three. ...
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Australian Hansa Class Championships - Testing conditions on Day 2 By Australian Hansa Class Association, , 7:25 AM Mon 21 Apr 2014 GMT
On day 2 of the Australian Hansa Class Championships 2014 racing at Goolwa Regatta Yacht Club presented plenty of challenges for sailors and the race management team. ...
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Quantum Key West 2015 dates confirmed By Premiere Racing, , 12:43 AM Mon 21 Apr 2014 GMT
Classes and sailors from across the country and around the globe already have Quantum Key West 2015 on their winter calendars. Boats ranging in size from 23 to 72 feet will compete in the waters off America's southernmost city during the 28th edition of Key West Race Week, scheduled for January 18-23. ...
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Rob and Nic Douglass take fifth NSW State Championships By Nicole Douglass, Sydney , 12:34 AM Mon 21 Apr 2014 GMT
The 37th NSW Tasar Championships wrapped up yesterday with a total of eight races for the series held on Botany Bay from Georges River Sailing Club. After being postponed for over an hour on shore, race 7 got away in a building easterly after one general recall. ...
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ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres: Anticipation intensifies as start nears By ISAF, , 11:57 PM Sun 20 Apr 2014 GMT
The ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres is all set to commence tomorrow, Monday April 21, with the boat parks now bustling with anticipation as 1,100 sailors from 61 nations fine tune their equipment ahead of racing. The event will bring the 2013-2014 World Cup series to a close and with Olympic heroes, World Champions and ISAF Sailing World Cup medallists in abundance, the racing will be intense. ...
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Clipper Round the World Race - Race 11 start images by Chuck Lantz By Anna Parker, Sail-World.com, , 6:12 PM Sun 20 Apr 2014 GMT
Photographer Chuck Lantz was on deck to capture these images as the fleet set sail in the PSP Logistics Panama 100 Cup, race 11 of the 2013-14 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. ...
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Sail Brisbane - Steady breeze comes as a relief on day three 3:46 PM Sun 20 Apr 2014 GMT
Sail Brisbane 2014 - After the fleet was held ashore due to light westerly winds in the morning, which have plagued the 2014 Sail Brisbane regatta, they were finally given the opportunity to enjoy a nice steady Queensland Seabreeze. The wind settled finally at around 10knots and made for some interesting racing across the three courses. ...
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Rolex China Sea Race 2014 - Pryde and Joy for Hi Fi By Regattanews, , 11:25 AM Sun 20 Apr 2014 GMT
Rolex China Sea Race 2014 - 'It was incredibly close racing,' enthused Pryde. 'To be this close after so many miles is amazing. It was the same all the way down. We were never out of sight of the other boats so you could not relax one moment.' ...
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QantasLink Brisbane to Gladstone - Perseverance may yet pay off By Nigel Statham, Brisbane , 11:22 AM Sun 20 Apr 2014 GMT
For the QantasLink Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race fleet it has been a frustrating day, with some of the competitors going faster backwards than forwards. ...
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Brisbane to Gladstone Race - Morticia takes second place By Chris Dewar, Gladstone , 10:24 AM Sun 20 Apr 2014 GMT
Morticia have crossed the line second in the 2014 50th Brisbane to Gladstone Multihull Yacht race. Morticia won the start but were quickly passed by BOQ Team Australia. ...
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Clipper Round The World Race - A flying start on Day 1 of Race 11 By Clipper Ventures, , 10:11 AM Sun 20 Apr 2014 GMT
On Day 1 of Race 11 of the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race 2013-14, The PSP Logistics Panama 100 Cup, after a spectacular send-off from San Francisco, USA the 12 strong fleet competing pulled no punches as the 3,300 mile race to panama got off to a flying start. ...
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Audi IRC Australian Championship - Champions crowned in Newcastle By Lisa Ratcliff, , 9:53 AM Sun 20 Apr 2014 GMT
Audi IRC Australian Championship 2014 - Race seven got underway in a 6kt sou’easter following an hour and a half postponement. Race eight was christened the ‘Newcastle BBQ’, a triangle, triangle and sausage format also called the ‘two chops and a sausage’ course. ...
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Toyota Optimist Nationals: McKenzie scores hat-trick of wins on Day 4 By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, , 6:28 AM Sun 20 Apr 2014 GMT
Kohimaramara YC sailor, Scott McKenzie, has extended his lead in the 2014 Toyota Optimist Nationals with three wins on the third day of the regatta. Conditions were testing for the 270 strong fleet with squalls of up to 36kts hitting one fleet. ...
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Cammas on Caudrelier – different styles, same objective By Jon Bramley, , 4:42 AM Sun 20 Apr 2014 GMT
2014 -15 Volvo Ocean Race - Franck Cammas bucks the trend of top class ocean racers who tend to be built on the very massive side. But the little Frenchman still ranks as one of the toughest around, a man whose word is law on any boat he choses to skipper. Ask him about Charles Caudrelier, though, and he immediately breaks into a broad smile. ...
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Fleet sets sail in race 11 By Marina Thomas, , 3:09 AM Sun 20 Apr 2014 GMT
The PSP Logistics Panama Cup, race 11 of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, set sail today with San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge providing the perfect backdrop for the 12-strong fleet of identical matched 70-foot boats. ...
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BOQ Team Australia wins Brisbane to Gladstone Multihull Yacht Race By Chris Dewar, Gladstone , 11:38 PM Sat 19 Apr 2014 GMT
BOQ Team Australia led the fleet from the first mark to the finish to take line honours in the 2014 50th Brisbane to Gladstone Multihull Yacht Race at 5:59pm on Saturday evening. With an elapsed time of one day, six hours and 39 minutes, BOQ Team Australia were unable to get close to their 2012 Brisbane to Gladstone race record of 16 hours 28 minutes. ...
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Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race - Fleet continue to drift By Nigel Statham, Brisbane , 11:32 PM Sat 19 Apr 2014 GMT
After a night of light to calm winds, frustration turned to despair for quite a few of the yachts in the Qantaslink 66th Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race this morning. At the 9am sked, Whitebirds and Frantic advised of their retirement from the race with ten yachts at the back of the fleet only now approaching Sandy Cape buoy and drifting in circles waiting for a sea breeze to eventuate. ...
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Masters lead the way in the 37th NSW Tasar Championships By Nicole Douglass, Sydney , 11:02 PM Sat 19 Apr 2014 GMT
The second day for the 37th NSW Tasar Championships was sailed yesterday in a 12 to 18 knot sou’easterly on the waters of Botany Bay from Georges River Sailing Club. After doing three races in exceptionally variable conditions on Good Friday, all were happy to have some consistent strength on the race track! ...
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NSW International Moth Championship - Images by Warwick Crossman By Warwick Crossman, Pittwater , 8:56 PM Sat 19 Apr 2014 GMT
Dinghy Fever was out on Pittwater and captured these images from day Two of the NSW International Moth Championship, hosted by BYRA (Bayview Yacht Racing Assoc). ...
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Australian Hansa Class Championships - Light winds on day 1 By Shauna Phillips, , 6:36 PM Sat 19 Apr 2014 GMT
As predicted, light winds met the fleet on the first day of competition at the 2014 Dominant Australian Hansa Class Championships at Goolwa Regatta Yacht Club. ...
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