| News for the Last 30 Days - World & Australia
2015 Walpole in the Trees Regatta overall
By Liz Edmonds, Walpole, Western Australia ,
5:12 PM Tue 3 Mar 2015 GMT
It was fantastic to see over 80 boats from around the state competing in this year’s Walpole in the Trees Regatta including Windrush’s, Mirrors, Sabres, Lasers, Hobies, Cherubs, Moths, 420s, trailer sailors and many more. Skilful performances in often tricky weather conditions over the two day event produced some great race challenges, capsizes and some ripping yarns. ...
Sydney to Mooloolaba Yacht Race 2015
By Tracey Johnstone, Middle Harbour Yacht Club ,
5:00 PM Tue 3 Mar 2015 GMT
Middle Harbour Yacht announced today the cancellation of the Sydney to Mooloolaba Yacht Race 2015. MHYC Commodore John McCuaig advised the lack of entries in both the monohull and multihull divisions drove the decision not to continue planning for the race start on March 27. 'It’s a disappointing outcome for both my club and for our partner, Mooloolaba Yacht Club. ...
RC44 Championship - New faces and seasoned pros ready to lead
By RC44 Class Association, ,
2:02 PM Tue 3 Mar 2015 GMT
2015 RC44 Championship Tour - With less than a month to go, eleven teams are eagerly anticipating the season-opener set to take place in Malta's renowned capital of Valletta, the historic 'City of Knights', from 25-29 March. ...
Sydney Harbour Regatta 10th anniversary - Impressive prizes on offer
By Di Pearson, ,
11:04 AM Tue 3 Mar 2015 GMT
Sydney Harbour Regatta - As entries breach the 180 mark, organisers at Middle Harbour Yacht Club are busily preparing and counting down the days to the 10th anniversary, to be held this weekend, March 7 and 8. ...
Vale - John Harrison
By Australian Sailing Team, ,
9:41 AM Tue 3 Mar 2015 GMT
On behalf of Yachting Australia and the Australian Sailing Team, we offer our condolences to the family of John Harrison, who passed away over the weekend. ...
Maintain the urgency - Reinstating paralympic sailing in Tokyo 2020
By Will Ricketson, ,
3:03 AM Tue 3 Mar 2015 GMT
It’s been a month since the International Paralympic Committee publicized its decision to drop sailing from the slate of sports at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. Since then ISAF has stepped up to lead the appeal for reinstatement. At US Sailing, we believe ISAF leadership is critical to our chances of overturning this decision, and we are pleased to see President Carlo Croce take this on himself ...
Volvo Ocean Race Village: Have a look around without leaving your seat
By Sail-World.com: NZL, ,
2:51 AM Tue 3 Mar 2015 GMT
Top international photographer, Chris Cameron is working out of the Volvo Ocean Race Village in Auckland. ...
Doyle Sails and NZ Rigging supply package for new Sydney based Shaw 11
By NZ Rigging, ,
2:30 AM Tue 3 Mar 2015 GMT
NZ Rigging Supplied the Mast and Rigging package for Adrian Walters new Shaw 11 mtr 'Little Nico'. The mast is a High Modulus mast with internal locks on all halyards, internal mast jack, one piece Nomex cored box section boom, and composite rigging.cored box section boom, and composite rigging. ...
BRIG lifestyle captured in print
By Sirocco Marine, ,
1:57 AM Tue 3 Mar 2015 GMT
Sirocco Marine, exclusive distributor for the BRIG brand of premium RIBS in Australia, recently took to local waters to shoot a lifestyle-themed brochure for its current range. ...
Barcelona World Race - Easier miles at the front
By Barcelona World Race, ,
1:54 AM Tue 3 Mar 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race - As Cheminées Poujoulat climbed north out of the latitudes of the Roaring 40s and into a regime change on the east side of the South Atlantic high pressure system, leaders Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam are into relatively stable, quick downwind conditions which will allow them to make good miles north, ultimately to connect with the trade winds. ...
New Zealand Hobie 16 Nationals a great success at Manly
By David Brookes, ,
3:52 PM Mon 2 Mar 2015 GMT
The New Zealand Hobie 16 Nationals was a great success. Conducted by the Manly Sailing Club, Whangaparaoa there was varied weather conditions. Sailors from New Zealand, Korea, Australia and New Caledonia giving the true international feel. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Team Brunel faced big challenges – Recap Leg 4
By Team Brunel, ,
2:50 PM Mon 2 Mar 2015 GMT
Choosing the northern route turned out to be a brilliant tactical decision. But not all decisions went so well. Because of one wrong gybe and changed weather patterns, Team Brunel lost its lead in less than a day. With only the Volvo Ocean Race tracker as a guide, it’s difficult for fans to understand how the Dutch team lost more than 80 nautical miles. Skipper Bouwe Bekking looks explains ...
NSW Governor to launch Rotary NSW Emergency Services Community Awards
By www.rotaryescawards.org.au, ,
9:15 AM Mon 2 Mar 2015 GMT
The Governor of NSW David Hurley is to be the patron of the new Rotary NSW Emergency Services Community Awards which will be launched on Wednesday, March 4, at Government House, Sydney ...
Barcelona World Race – 60 Days at Sea– Atlantic opens up for the fleet
By Barcelona World Race Media, ,
5:28 PM Sun 1 Mar 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race – After the limits of the southern oceans imposed by the combination of the weather systems and the safety barrier of the Antarctic Exclusion Zone, the Atlantic is opening up for the top trio. ...
Queensland Laser Titles entice long range competitors
By Michael Wilson, Brisbane ,
5:14 PM Sun 1 Mar 2015 GMT
The Queensland Laser State Championship is being held this weekend seventh and 8th March at the Royal Queensland Yacht Club (RQYS) in Brisbane and in a display of strength from regional clubs the regatta is attracting entrants from all over the State. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Images from Auckland - Media Conference and more
By Volvo Ocean Race, ,
3:06 PM Sun 1 Mar 2015 GMT
Images from Auckland of the media conference on Sunday and prizegivings for Leg 4 ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Iker Martinez returns to Mapfre as skipper
By Volvo Ocean Race and Sail-World, ,
1:22 PM Sun 1 Mar 2015 GMT
At the media conference held the morning after the finish of leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race, Mapfre skipper Xabi Fernandez announced that regular skipper Iker Martinez will be back on board for the next leg and most of the remainder of the race. Fernandez had taken over the role, skippering Mapfre to a 4th place on Leg 3 and a win on Leg 4. ...
Farr 40 One Design Trophy – Game changing race six
By Lisa Ratcliff - OCC, ,
11:18 AM Sun 1 Mar 2015 GMT
At the end of a short and intense Farr 40 One Design Trophy regatta on Sydney Harbour, the fleet beat the southerly burst moving up the NSW coast at 35 knots and Lloyd Clark’s Voodoo Chile beat the fleet by three points having taken Transfusion to the protest room, where both boats were disqualified from a game changing race six. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 4 finishes at night after a tense day *Feature
By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, ,
10:48 AM Sun 1 Mar 2015 GMT
The finish was more like that of a short 100nm race around the Hauraki Gulf.
Instead, the first three boats to cross the finish line at the end of Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race arrived mid-evening. ...
18 foot skiff 2015 Queen of Sydney Harbour crowned
By Frank Quealey, ,
7:13 AM Sun 1 Mar 2015 GMT
The annual Queen of the Harbour 18ft Skiff race took place on Sydney Harbour today and resulted in Gayle Beck being crowned the Queen of Sydney Harbour for 2015. ...
Sonar Class has a new builder for Sonar
By Bruce Kirby, ,
4:18 AM Sun 1 Mar 2015 GMT
The International Sonar Class is pleased to announce that Shumway Marine, with the cooperation of designer Bruce Kirby has made arrangements to have the Sonar built by Rondar Race Boats in the U.K., with plans eventually to have the boat built on both sides of the ocean. The American Rondar facility is in Peabody, MA. Rondar, expects to launch its first Sonar in April. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA completes closest race in race history
By Annaleisha Rae, ,
3:40 AM Sun 1 Mar 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race Team SCA arrived into Auckland, in the early hours of this morning, Sunday, March 1, just seven hours behind the winner of the leg, Mapfre (ESP) in the closest ever race leg. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Images ashore after Leg 4
By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, ,
7:44 PM Sat 28 Feb 2015 GMT
Sail-World's NZ Editor, Richard Gladwell, was on the water and ashore for the finish of Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race, and provided this gallery of images after the first three boats had docked. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Images from the finish of Leg 4
By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, ,
7:25 PM Sat 28 Feb 2015 GMT
Sail-World's NZ Editor, Richard Gladwell, was on the water for the finish of Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean race, and captured these images from the final few miles of the race, and on the dock. ...
Club Marine Series – Forget 50. Try warm and cool.
By John Curnow, ,
5:04 PM Sat 28 Feb 2015 GMT
Alas, one could only be talking about grey. So the former is that book and now film, and the latter refers to a section of the Pantone® Matching System for colours. On Saturday, Melbourne’s Port Phillip was both warm, as in muggy, and cool, as in lack of vibrancy due to the heavy cloud cover. Forget Dakota Johnson, what you had was more akin to the complete Dorothy experience... ...