|News for the Last 7 Days - World & Australia
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. ...
Rolex Sydney Hobart: Raw footage from the ABC helicopter
By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, Devonport, NZ ,
8:32 AM Mon 10 Mar 2014 GMT
Cruising Yacht Club of Australia presents a series of five videos taken from a helicopter in the last Rolex Sydney Hobart Race.
The race begand in light to moderate air, on the second day the breeze filled in giving fast downwind sailing conditions and on the third day the southerly gale hit, along with big swells and breaking seas. ...
Etchells Invitational Regatta Cowes 2014 - New sailing event in Cowes
By Rob E Goddard, ,
3:34 AM Mon 10 Mar 2014 GMT
A new pure One Design keel Boat sailing event will take place in Cowes from the 28th to the 31st of July. Jointly hosted by the Royal Thames and the Royal London Yacht Clubs, teams from around the world will be sailing to win the International Etchells Invitational Regatta which will have the glorious 140 year old Gertrude Cup as the Trophy. ...
America's Cup: Second US sailor joins Oracle Team USA
By Oracle Team USA, ,
7:45 PM Sun 9 Mar 2014 GMT
American Andrew Campbell is the newest recruit to join Oracle Team USA and he is making his debut with the team during its training camp in Sydney Australia this week. Following up his college sailing with Olympic campaigns in the Laser and Star class, Campbell sailed for the United States in the Laser in the 2008 Olympic Games in China.
And it’s from a relationship formed in the Laser that he ...
Images from the Sydney Harbour Regatta: 18's, sportsboats and AC45's
By Beth Morley, Sydney, NSW ,
7:00 PM Sun 9 Mar 2014 GMT
Sydney photographer, Beth Morlley presents a medley of shots from this weekend's HH Sydney Harbour Regatta.
Included are images of both Team Australia and Oracle Team USA's AC45's and a final shot of the series for the JJ Giltinan - with Gotta Luv it 7 and Asko ...
Clipper Yacht Race fleet fight to be fastest into Qingdao
By Clipper Ventures, ,
11:51 AM Sun 9 Mar 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race 2013-14, with the wind dropping and conditions easing, the yachts in the middle of the fleet have increased their sail plans as they race to be the fastest boat into Qingdao. ...
Does two make one for the Etchells Victorian Championship?
By John Curnow, ,
11:44 AM Sun 9 Mar 2014 GMT
Magpie, which is helmed by Graeme Taylor, with Steve Jarvin and James Mayo crewing, is the reigning Victorian champion. Magpie was also recently installed as the 2014 NSW Etchells champion, as well. So after a second and sixth place on day two of the 2014 Victorian Etchells Championship, Magpie has taken the overall lead by a notable and quite possibly defendable, four points. ...
The start of the 2014 Geraldton Classic
By Rick Steuart, Perth ,
9:08 AM Sun 9 Mar 2014 GMT
The Geraldton Classic has been a stand out race in the offshore racing circuit for 45 years in Western Australia and has been run concurrently between the Geraldton Yacht Club and South of Perth Yacht Club. ...
Sydney Harbour Regatta 2014 - Another successful regatta wraps up
By Di Pearson, ,
8:37 AM Sun 9 Mar 2014 GMT
Sydney Harbour Regatta 2014 - Despite some highbrow crew, Miller, from Neutral Bay, attributed his win to trimmer Pete ‘Technics’ Wilson. 'We couldn’t have done it without him,' Miller stated. ...
2014 JJ Giltinan: The Gotta Love It 7 team become champions
By Frank Quealey, ,
8:04 AM Sun 9 Mar 2014 GMT
The Gotta Love It 7 team of Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton and Scott Babbage officially became the 2014 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff champions on Sunday,after a magnificent regatta performance which saw the team score five wins and one second place from the six races which count towards the final points. ...
JJ Giltinan Trophy: Full delayed coverage of Race 7
By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, Auckland, NZ ,
4:44 AM Sun 9 Mar 2014 GMT
Race 7 of the JJ Giltinan Trophy got underway at 3.00pm on Sunday - see the full delayed coverage here
Although the winner is decided with one race to go, the battle for the minor places was wide open. Could the Kiwis get on the podium? Or will it be a clean sweep? Follow the action here. ...
JJ Giltinan: The race for the Masters - Hamlin and Winning
By Sail-World, ,
10:15 PM Sat 8 Mar 2014 GMT
Interview with two of the great names of 18fter sailing - Howie Hamlin (USA) and John Winning (AUS) - on their long tine involvement in the class and their on the water rivalry for the Masters Trophy at the JJ Giltinan Trophy in Sydney. ...
JJ Giltinan: Graham Catley on the development of the Auckland fleet
By Sail-World, ,
9:40 PM Sat 8 Mar 2014 GMT
Long time 18ft skipper, Graham Catley, talks with Bob Killick on the development of the New Zealand 18ft fleet, and the aspirations of the class in New Zealand. ...
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