|News for the Last 7 Days - World & Australia
Rolex Sydney Hobart: Hickman tells how Wild Rose's win came to be
By Geoff Waller, ,
8:52 AM Fri 30 Jan 2015 GMT
Roger Hickman skipper of Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race IRC winner Wild Rose sat down with Geoff Waller of www.boatson.tv and described just what went into his boat winning the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.
His was a 'full-on' race (with dramatic 'on-board' video) which included a knock-down, broken steering, a wild 'Chinese gybe', storms and only a small amount of blood spilt. ...
2015 Australian Formula 18 Catamaran Nationals - The wrap
By Jasper van Staveren, Woody Point QLD ,
8:38 AM Fri 30 Jan 2015 GMT
From 23-26 January 2015 the Australian Formula 18 Nationals were held at the Humpybong Yacht Club (Woody Point - Queensland). This regatta was all about consistency, there were a number of sailors that had the potential to win races. Skippers Brad Collet (the current Australian A-class champion), Lachlan Gibson, Brett Burvill and Jason Waterhouse all challenged for the top spot. ...
One Ton Cup Champion Rainbow II emerges from Vos Shed ahead of launch
By Alan Sefton, Auckland ,
5:42 AM Fri 30 Jan 2015 GMT
Former One Ton Cup Champion, Rainbow II emerged from the historic Vos Shed on the Auckland waterfront after a full restoration. She has been taken to the Pier 21 where the rig was stepped and final preparations are being made for the boat’s launching at 10am on Monday (2 February, 2015). ...
2015 Extreme Sailing Series - Crew line-ups announced
By Extreme Sailing Series, ,
4:37 AM Fri 30 Jan 2015 GMT
The world’s elite sailors are preparing to meet in Singapore for the opening Act of the 2015 Extreme Sailing Series™, which is set to bring the world famous Marina Bay alive with its pioneering Stadium Racing concept. With the transfer window now closed, some new players will enter the arena as the Series launches into its ninth season, with continued support of Series Main Partner Land Rover. ...
Abandoned yacht first to enter 2015 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week
By Rob Mundle, ,
3:03 AM Fri 30 Jan 2015 GMT
2015 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - A yacht abandoned in Bass Strait and not expected to be seen again has ‘done a Lazarus’ and become the first entry for Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2015, which will be staged from August 15 to 22. ...
Warren Jones Regatta: Three crews share lead at end of Round Robins
By Sail-World.com NZL, ,
2:31 AM Fri 30 Jan 2015 GMT
Sailing on the Swan River, in the tightest event in the history of the Warren Jones Youth Regatta, three skippers from three nations share the top spot on the leader board at the end of the double round robin. Australia’s Matt Jerwood, Dane Joachim Aschenbrenner and Chris Steele from New Zealand are level with 18 wins each. ...
2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Day 4 photos by Ocean Images
By Rachel Jaspersen, ,
2:29 AM Fri 30 Jan 2015 GMT
2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Day 4 photos provided by Ocean Images. ...
2014 - 15 Barcelona World Race - Pain in the Southern Indian Ocean
By Barcelona World Race, ,
2:02 AM Fri 30 Jan 2015 GMT
2014 - 2015 Barcelona World Race - No scape south because of South Indian Ocean Antarctic Exclusion Zone means a painful wait for Anna Corbella and Gérard Marin on GAES Centros Auditivos. ...
ISAF World Sailing Cup, Miami: Day 4 - Cuba welcomed to the Circuit
By ISAF, ,
1:56 AM Fri 30 Jan 2015 GMT
The expansion of sailing into so-called developing countries, continues at the ISAF Sailing World Cup, Miami, with newly embraced Cuba joining the 64 nation line-up encompassing 600 boats.
The 2015 fleet on Biscayne Bay is a record turnout, for this second event on the 2015 Sailing World Cup Circuit ...
NSW Etchells: Fill the Goblet because you can’t sink the Cup… *Feature
By John Curnow, ,
10:48 PM Thu 29 Jan 2015 GMT
Now it would have been easy to fill a goblet on Tuesday with the rain that was blanketing Sydney Harbour. However, our reference is to the Milson Goblets being run each night this week and then concluding on Saturday with three more races. The Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron in Kirribilli is hosting both the Milson Goblets, and then next week the Etchells NSW State Championship, too. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind arrives in Bergamo
By Brian Carlin, Team Vestas Wind, ,
7:02 PM Thu 29 Jan 2015 GMT
At exactly 00:01 on the 29th January 2015, TeamVestas' VO65 left VTE - Voltri Terminal Europa en route to Persico Marine in the foothills of the Italian Alps.
The boat is now safely secured in a purpose-built facility near Bergamo, awaiting full assessment and the beginning of the repair process. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Shift upon shift upon shift upon shift
By ISAF, ,
5:19 PM Thu 29 Jan 2015 GMT
ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami Day 3 - There's a world of difference between skiing a long, smooth run and skiing on moguls. Today, forget the waves, it was the breeze on Biscayne Bay that was 'moguls.' Shift upon shift upon shift upon shift. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami Day 3 - Ioannis Mitakis rules the roost
By Robert Deaves, ,
4:26 PM Thu 29 Jan 2015 GMT
Ioannis Mitakis (GRE), the 2012 Finn European Champion, ruled the roost in Miami today with two emphatic race wins and moves up to third overall. Giles Scott (GBR) sailed his worst day so far, but still leads with a five point gap on Jake Lilley, and 12 points over Mitakis as the event reaches its half way stage. ...
Doyle Sails One Design have more Optimist success with Cross Cut
By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL, ,
9:18 AM Thu 29 Jan 2015 GMT
Doyle Sails had more success last weekend in the Auckland Optimist Championships, taking first and second overall in the 110 strong Open fleet. Six countries were represented in the event, and young sailors came the length of New Zealand to compete in the regatta that is a ranking event for World and International team selection. ...
New sponsors and major prizes for 2015 Sydney Harbour Regatta
By Di Pearson, Middle Harbour Yacht Club, Mosman ,
8:27 AM Thu 29 Jan 2015 GMT
Middle Harbour Yacht Club has confirmed a new major sponsor for the Sydney Harbour Regatta to coincide with the 10th anniversary of NSW’s largest sailing event, to be held on the weekend of 7-8 March ...
2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami: Day 3 images by Ocean Images
By Rachel Jaspersen, ,
4:20 AM Thu 29 Jan 2015 GMT
2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Day 3 photos provided by Ocean Images. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami: Young Australians make waves on Day 3
By Cora Zillich, ,
3:18 AM Thu 29 Jan 2015 GMT
2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Australian Sailing’s youngsters are making waves at the first international regatta of 2015. 19-year old Matt Wearn (WA) has taken the lead in the Laser class on Day 3 of the ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami. Olympian Iain Jensen (NSW) sailing with up and coming skipper Joel Turner (QLD) moving into second, tied on points with first, in the 49er skiff. ...
ISAF World Sailing Cup Miami: Day 3 - Three back to back winners
By ISAF, ,
3:01 AM Thu 29 Jan 2015 GMT
It was windshift upon windshift upon shift upon windshift on Day 3 of the ISAF World Sailing Cup Miami sailed on Biscayne Bay
Presented by Sunbrella, the premier regatta has attracted 599 boats and 768 sailors who were adjusting all day to one thing or another. If it wasn't the wind direction that was changing, it was the wind speed. ...
Double Black’s class debut at Farr 40 Victorian state title
By Lisa Ratcliff, ,
2:14 AM Thu 29 Jan 2015 GMT
The first points earner for the Australian Farr 40 2014-15 season starts tomorrow, Friday 30 January, 2015 from Sandringham Yacht Club on Melbourne’s Port Phillip. The three-day Aberdeen Asset Management Farr 40 Victorian State Title is the class’ debut outing from SYC and the first one design match-up for Melbourne owner of Double Black, Rob Pitts. ...
America's Cup: Ben Ainslie Racing is first to Team to fly in Bermuda
10:40 PM Wed 28 Jan 2015 GMT
Ben Ainslie Racing, the British Challenger for the 35th America's Cup, have shipped two foiling Nacra 20 catamarans to Bermuda and have become the first team to commence sailing operations at the Venue for the next Cup.
The team conducted an initial training camp in Bermuda, last week. ...
North U 2015 U.S. Youth Match Racing Clinics Underway
By Dave Perry, Southport, CT ,
8:26 PM Wed 28 Jan 2015 GMT
North U kicked off its 2015 season of youth match racing clinics around the U.S. with a successful clinic hosted by the Texas Corinthian Yacht Club in Kemah, Texas on Galveston Bay near Houston.
Forty high school and college sailors spent two-and-a-half days learning about match racing and training in Sonars on flat water and 6-12 knots of breeze. ...
Crown Series Bellerive Regatta - Mumm 36s set for ‘world championship’
By Peter Campbell, ,
4:04 PM Wed 28 Jan 2015 GMT
The first three racing yachts to enter next month’s Banjos Shoreline Crown Series Bellerive Regatta, Tas Paints, Madness and Host Plus Executive, are also lining up for the annual ‘world championship’ for the Mumm 36 class. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Perfect conditions on Day 2 + Video
By ISAF, ,
3:52 PM Wed 28 Jan 2015 GMT
At ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, presented by Sunbrella, if the Chamber of Commerce had stayed up all night working at it, they could not have served up a better day for racing. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng - History, Joy and Tears
By Ed Gorman, ,
12:38 PM Wed 28 Jan 2015 GMT
There are so many ways that the Dongfeng Race Team could have lost the chance to win the light-air marathon from Abu Dhabi to Sanya in China.
Leading from the first 24 hours to the finish, 23 and a half days later, 5,403 nautical miles sailed and eight different gulfs, oceans and seas, is not necessarily the most advisable way to try and take the spoils. ...
New Holiday Camps at Lake Macquarie with the H2O Sports Academy
By H2O Sports Academy Australia, Lake Macquarie, NSW ,
11:20 AM Wed 28 Jan 2015 GMT
he H2O Sports Academy Australia opened its doors to the first group of kids aged between 6 and 17 years for the first H2O Holiday Camp 12-19 January. Based within the impressive NSW Sport and Recreation Centre at Point Wolstoncroft on Lake Macquarie. ...
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