| News for the Last 30 Days - USA & the World
2015 Etchells National Championship - And the title goes to....
By SDYC, ,
4:58 AM Mon 13 Apr 2015 GMT
The 2015 Etchells National Championship proved the old sailing adage that nothing in a regatta is certain until the very last race. Marvin Beckmann and his crew faced a difficult task going into the last race of the regatta. After a scratch performance in Race Seven, they had put five boats between them and Etchells World Champion Bill Hardesty in order to win the regatta. ...
America's Cup: Double champion Bertarelli on the state of the Cup
By LX Sailing/Sail-World.com, ,
12:48 AM Mon 13 Apr 2015 GMT
Portuguese sailing website LX Sailing has published a short interview with twice America's Cup winner, Ernesto Bertarelli (SUI) on the current state of the America's Cup and his interest in participating again in the regatta. Rodrigo Moreira Rato of LX Sailing spoke with Ernesto Bertarelli: ...
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Vestas Wind - Nico says 'See you in Lisbon!' *Feature
By Rob Kothe, ,
4:49 PM Sun 12 Apr 2015 GMT
Team Vestas Wind skipper Chris Nicholson talked to Sail-World.com, providing this update as the countdown to Lisbon clicks on for the Danish Volvo Ocean Race team pushes on in the repair process, as Nico and his crew work towards the the Portuguese start line. ...
Barcelona World Race - Renault Captur close in on sixth place
By Barcelona World Race Media, ,
1:34 PM Sun 12 Apr 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race - If the final miles in the Mediterranean look mildly frustrating but nevertheless straightforward for Jorg Riechers and Sébastien Audigane as they close in on sixth place in the Barcelona World Race on Renault Captur, so the last 1600 miles which stand between Nandor Fa and Conrad Colman and seventh place will be sailed with extra care ...
Yachting Association of India announced the 2015 National Squad
By YIA, ,
11:06 AM Sun 12 Apr 2015 GMT
The Selection Committee of the YAI has announced the National Squad for 2015. The National Squad will provide development opportunities for the selected athletes to refine their sailing abilities in the build-up towards the 2016 Olympic and 2018 Asian Games ...
Etchells National Championship - Close racing and closer points
By SDYC, ,
3:25 AM Sun 12 Apr 2015 GMT
When a fleet’s roster has as many World Championships as the 2015 Etchells National Championship, you know the points are going to be tight. By the end of the regatta’s second day of racing, only three points separated Bill Hardesty, Marvin Beckmann and Argyle Campbell in the top three spots. ...
USA 4 Windsurfing Campaign - First kite foil race
By Steve Bodner, ,
2:08 PM Sat 11 Apr 2015 GMT
USA 4 Windsurfing Campaign - After nearly 17 days of learning and getting the hang of the foiling kiteboard- I thought I might be able to get around the course. A major feat still- seeing how I can't even go downwind, tack or gybe yet but even the worse case scenario was- a ride back in the safety boat supplied by the St.FYC and the Thursday night kiteboarding series. ...
Missing sailor - I survived by staying inside, rationing
By Tom Foreman Jr., ,
8:21 AM Sat 11 Apr 2015 GMT
The man rescued from a disabled sailboat off the North Carolina coast responded to critics of his story on Monday, explaining that he avoided sunburn and blisters by staying in the vessel's cabin and that he survived by rationing food and water. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind - Hull and Decks become one - Video
By Brian Carlin, ,
8:14 AM Sat 11 Apr 2015 GMT
Exclusive footage from Italy of the joining of the deck to the hull and the removal of Team Vestas Wind's VO65 from her mould.
This week, shore manager Neil Cox updates us on the progress of the rebuild from Persico Marine. ...
Spirit of Canada Ocean Challenges - It's time to get onboard
By Spirit of Canada Sailing Team, ,
6:02 AM Sat 11 Apr 2015 GMT
Bermuda to Lunenburg events aboard Spirit of Adventure are more accessible than ever before. Due to some last minute cancellations on two of our events from Bermuda to Lunenburg we are passing on some savings in an attempt to fill these positions. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Three time winner reflects on Alvimedica’s progress
By Team Alvimedica, ,
5:48 AM Sat 11 Apr 2015 GMT
Six-time Volvo Ocean Race veteran and three-time winner Stu Bannatyne joined the Team Alvimedica crew for Leg 5 where six of the eight crew were taking on the infamous Southern Ocean and Cape Horn for the first time. Originally a coach for the team, Bannatyne joined the crew in Auckland. ...
Phaedo3 sets a new record around Island of St Maarten
By Rachel Jaspersen, ,
5:35 AM Sat 11 Apr 2015 GMT
Back in March 2003, Steve Fossett set a record for sailing around the Island of St Maarten. He circumnavigated the island in two hours four minutes and 36 seconds. It has remained unbroken until today. ...
Etchells National Championship - One point separates top four
By SDYC, ,
3:53 AM Sat 11 Apr 2015 GMT
Twenty-four Etchells took on San Diego’s infamous Coronado Roads for the opening day of the Etchells National Championship on April 10, 2015. The past few weeks have all been leading up to this, as the Etchells National Championship is the third of four regattas in the Etchells West Coast Series, hosted by the San Diego Yacht Club. ...
America's Cup: February ACEA email supports Kiwi claims on Qualifier *Feature
By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, ,
8:45 PM Fri 10 Apr 2015 GMT
An email received in mid-February from an America's Cup Events Authority spokesman confirms that the Qualifier Venue decision was made in mid-February, as required by then current version of the Protocol governing the conduct of the 35 America's Cup. ...
America's Cup: An Open letter to ACEA - 'a disgrace to the event' *Feature
By Bob Fisher, Lymington, UK ,
8:21 PM Fri 10 Apr 2015 GMT
I cannot escape notice of what you are doing to the America’s Cup – it has been nothing short of a disgrace to the premier event in the sport of Sailing. You have abused it, misused it and reduced it to no more than an average regatta, losing on the way its prestige and at the same time driven away the most serious competitors. ...
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta heads to Chicago
By Morgan Kinney, Chicago, IL ,
6:04 PM Fri 10 Apr 2015 GMT
Columbia Yacht Club will host the inaugural Great Lakes Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta September 26-27, 2015. The Chicago Tartan 10 Fleet first approached Columbia in the fall of 2014 with the idea of hosting this event following the success of the Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta in New York. The announcement was made at the Midwest Collegiate Sailing Association’s Midwinters Meeting in January ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Team Brunel – Rites of passage
By Team Brunel - Robbert-Jan Metselaar, ,
2:42 PM Fri 10 Apr 2015 GMT
The 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race was the ninth time that Team Brunel navigator Andrew Cape had sailed round Cape Horn and skipper Bouwe Bekking now has eight roundings to his name. But there were also first-timers on board. ...
Barcelona World Race – A time for celebration
By Barcelona World Race Media, ,
2:23 PM Fri 10 Apr 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race – Last night was a time for celebration for Bruno and Willy Garcia, who finished the Barcelona World Race in fifth place, and for the fellow competitors who greeted them ...
America's Cup: Artemis Racing practices on the Bay - High Def Video
By John Navas, San Francisco, USA ,
1:40 PM Fri 10 Apr 2015 GMT
Videographer, John Navas was waiting on the shore of San Francisco Bay for Artemis Racing's practice session, on April 9 - here are the highlights in high definition video ...
Herreshoff Marine Museum/America's Cup Hall of Fame - Opening day!
By Herreshoff Marine Museum, ,
12:57 PM Fri 10 Apr 2015 GMT
Herreshoff Marine Museum/America's Cup Hall of Fame - You will get guided tours of the Museum and of the Reliance Project. ...
OK Dinghy World Rankings - Greg Wilcox continues to dominate
By Robert Deaves, ,
10:27 AM Fri 10 Apr 2015 GMT
There are a lot of position changes in the first OK Dinghy World Ranking list of 2015, but Greg Wilcox (NZL) continues to dominate as World No. 1 following his fourth place at the World Championships at Black Rock, Australia over the New Year. ...
RYC Beer Can race at Richmond Yacht Club
By Kara Hugglestone, ,
8:33 AM Fri 10 Apr 2015 GMT
RYC Beer Can Opening Day – All too often sailing is perceived as snobbish. This year Richmond Yacht Club reminded sailors not to take it – or themselves – too seriously with a ‘hoity-toity-themed’ beer can race that fortuitously fell on April 1. ...
AWT Santa Cruz Windsurfing Festival preview
By American Windsurfing Tour, ,
5:30 AM Fri 10 Apr 2015 GMT
Let's make sure we bring the Waddell Classic AWT event to Santa Cruz this year! Firstly, the American Windsurfing Tour is not in trouble. Sam Bitner and her team have always done a great job balancing the check-books and making the events work, even without anyone getting paid. The entire staff donates their time, and loses money going to the events. ...
When things went wrong, teen boater kept cool
By D. Scott Croft, ,
5:03 AM Fri 10 Apr 2015 GMT
When 15-year Matt Mainzer decided to take a couple of friends out boating one Sunday afternoon in late March, little did he know that he would find himself and his friends floating in life jackets hanging on to the overturned hull of the teen’s 17-foot flats boat awaiting rescue. But according to Mainzer, his boating safety education would help him survive the day. ...
World Paddle Association announces Scholastic SUP Race Series
By World Paddle Association, ,
4:26 AM Fri 10 Apr 2015 GMT
The World Paddle Association proudly announces the formation of the Scholastic SUP race series. The WPA Scholastic SUP race series will consist of a series of races conducted in 2015 to help grow the youth SUP competition while providing national rankings at the high school, middle school and grade school levels. ...