|News for the Last 7 Days - Asia and the World
EFG Bank to sponsor Hong Kong's young sailors
By HK Sailing Federation, ,
5:34 AM Mon 20 Apr 2015 GMT
Over the past five years, the development of a significant youth training squad by the HKSF has resulted in successful international campaigns by young sailors who have gained critical experience and, in some cases, international accolades.
'Right now, we have a group of young people coming through our training schemes with real potential to win honours on regional and global stages' ...
Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA - USA-bound
By Team SCA, ,
4:30 AM Mon 20 Apr 2015 GMT
2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA left Itajai in Brazil in light winds this afternoon as they started the sixth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race, from the southern Brazilian city to Newport, Rhode Island. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - En route to the North Atlantic Ocean
By Team Brunel - Robbert-Jan Metselaar, ,
2:52 AM Mon 20 Apr 2015 GMT
2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel has embarked with extremely light conditions on the sixth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. The 5,010 mile (9,200 km) long route will take the six sailing teams from Itajaí to the American harbour of Newport, Rhode Island. “We can still win, but that will depend on the other teams,' says Bouwe Bekking. ...
Dean Barker's Blog - Back into the racing
By Dean Barker, Auckland, NZ ,
1:53 AM Mon 20 Apr 2015 GMT
Writing on his blog at Kiwi Yachting Consultants' websites, of which he is a substantial shareholder and director, five times America's Cup helmsman Dean Barker gives his view on life since Team NZ. This is my first blog for quite some time. In fact since September last year when I was still a part of Team NZ racing in Istanbul for the Extreme Sailing Series. ...
Mooloolaba Etchells Australasians warm-up to Hong Kong Worlds
By Tracey Johnstone, Mooloolaba ,
1:39 AM Mon 20 Apr 2015 GMT
Hong Kong Fleet Captain Greg Farrell is leading the charge down under of the Hong Kong teams planning on using the June long-weekend Marinepool 19th Etchells Australasian Winter Championship as a warm-up to their World Championships later in the year. ...
More Challenges than Challengers - New York Times on Cup fallout
By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, ,
1:27 AM Mon 20 Apr 2015 GMT
Senior sports writer for the New York Times, Christopher Clarey, has filed a major story in the prestigious US newspaper looking at the current state of the America's Cup following the Luna Rossa withdrawal just before Easter. He also looks at the implications of the antagonism towards Team New Zealand who have been in the America's Cup for 30 years. ...
Replay coverage of Volvo Ocean Race Leg 6 Start at Itajai
By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL, ,
9:49 PM Sun 19 Apr 2015 GMT
Catch the replay coverage of the Leg 6 Start in Itajai for the Volvo Ocean Race. After sailing an inshore course, the six strong fleet headed for Newport RI ...
Gunboat G4 capsizes on final day at St Barths + Capsize Video
By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL, ,
12:39 PM Sun 19 Apr 2015 GMT
The foiling 'cruiser' - the Gunboat G4 - capsized on the final day of Les Voile de St Barths in the Caribbean. After performing spectacularly at the regatta the high performance foiling cruiser succumbed, and put those who wondered if this might happen out of their misery. Despite completely inverting, G4 was able to be righted and was assisted back to harbour, largely intact. See video of capsize ...
Hong Kong International Match Racing Regatta 2015 overall
By RHKYC, ,
11:40 AM Sun 19 Apr 2015 GMT
Hong Kong International Match Racing Regatta – With four international teams from Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and China pitted against four of Hong Kong’s best match racing skippers, this weekend’s regatta promised two days of fierce competition in Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour. ...
Port Phillip Women’s Championship Series – Prince Charming
By John Curnow, ,
10:08 AM Sun 19 Apr 2015 GMT
You simply cannot argue about it anymore. Hughie, the God of Wind, is male and he did himself no favours with the ladies today, proffering up a charming 30+ knot Sou’wester. Yes it was the full regalia that included a 2m seaway of ugly Port Phillip chop, 14˚C ambient temperature on land, storms containing cold, icy bullets of rain and so on. Hhhmmmmm. Lovely stuff. ...
Mapfre loses 2pts for not following Rulebook in Southern Ocean gale
By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com NZL, ,
9:58 AM Sun 19 Apr 2015 GMT
Fernández and the Mapfre team said in the statement that they believed the penalty was, “totally excessive because of the possible administrative error we committed”, and adds that “we will try to turn it around with our team and attempt to get back the two points that have been taken from us”. ...
Extreme Sailing Series™ reveals record media coverage
By Extreme Sailing Series™, ,
4:49 AM Sun 19 Apr 2015 GMT
Last year, Extreme Sailing Series™ generated €44 million in global media value, reports independent media evaluation agency Havas Sports and Entertainment, reaffirming the Series position as the leading, sponsor-funded global circuit. The €44 million represents an increase of 25.3% compared to the 2013 figures ...
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel wins Itajaí In-port Race
By Team Brunel, ,
4:19 AM Sun 19 Apr 2015 GMT
2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel won the in-port race in the Brazilian port city Itajaí. The Dutch sailing team is now in first position in the overall In-Port series ranking. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - It’s no joke – Dongfeng are back!
By Dongfeng Race Team, ,
10:24 PM Sat 18 Apr 2015 GMT
2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - Today is in-port race day here in Itajai, Brazil and after an intense few weeks the determined men of Dongfeng are getting ready to do what they do best. Race. ...
Team Brunel wins light airs Volvo In Port Race in Itajai
By Sail-World.com NZL, ,
9:23 PM Sat 18 Apr 2015 GMT
Team Brunel (Bouwe Bekking/NED) won an excruciatingly drawn-out Team Vestas Wind In-Port Race Itajaí in the Volvo Ocean Race on Saturday when a lack of breeze tested the sailors’ patience and seamanship to the full. The very hard-earned victory takes the Dutch boat to the top of the in-port race series overall standings on 15 points ...
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