Magnetic Island Race Week: champions to return
By Tracey Johnstone, Magnetic Island ,
11:25 PM Tue 31 Mar 2015 GMT
Winners of the Performance Division in last year’s SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week, Mates4Mates’ Spirit of Mateship, want more of the same in 2015. They have confirmed they will return in 2015 for the regatta which is being from August 27 to September 1, to enjoy more of the great competition, hopefully more silverware and lots more of the dockside camaraderie. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng elects to withdraw from Leg 5
By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com NZL, ,
10:41 PM Tue 31 Mar 2015 GMT
Dongfeng Race Team announced late tonight that they plan to retire from Leg 5 after breaking their mast in the Southern Ocean on Monday morning.
Charles Caudrelier, the boat's French skipper had considered attempting to re-join the 6,776nm leg from Auckland to Itajaí after successfully nursing his red boat to Ushuaia, Argentina earlier in the day. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Team SCA - first for over a decade to round the Horn
By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, ,
9:02 PM Tue 31 Mar 2015 GMT
Within the next 24 hours, God willing, Team SCA will become the first women's crew to round Cape Horn in almost 15 years.
Sail-World spoke to 2012 British Olympic representative Annie Lush a few minutes ago. She says they have had snow and plenty of hail in the last 24 hours, and the Chill factor on deck is minus five degrees ...
Volvo Ocean Race 2017: Field announces campaign for 2017 Volvo Race
By Rebecca Hayter, Boating NZ, ,
7:05 PM Tue 31 Mar 2015 GMT
Whitbread/Volvo Ocean Race veteran Ross Field has announced he will skipper a team in the 2017 VOR. Field has raced around the world five times, including as crew on the victorious Steinlager in 1990 and as skipper of the winning Whitbread 60 Yamaha in 1994. ...
Volvo Ocean Race – Team Brunel damaged
By Team Brunel - Robbert-Jan Metselaar, ,
2:22 PM Tue 31 Mar 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race – On Monday afternoon, Team Brunel rounded the infamous Cape Horn, with MAPFRE in their wake. A few hours later, Bouwe Bekking and his crew were forced to slow down, when their J1 headsail became damaged. ...
Etchells Midwinter Championship – Carruthers conquers the race
By San Diego Yacht Club, ,
12:59 PM Tue 31 Mar 2015 GMT
Etchells Midwinter Championship – After a beautiful weekend of competitive sailing, Tom Carruthers goes from the man behind the scenes to the man on top of the podium. ...
Neutrogena deuxième de la Barcelona World Race 2014-2015
By Barcelona World Race Media, ,
11:51 AM Tue 31 Mar 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race – Guillermo Altadill et José Muñoz ont bouclé leur tour du monde en 89 jours, 11 heures, 47 minutes sur les 23.321,76 milles de la route fond. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng suspends racing - what happens next?
By Volvo Ocean Race, ,
11:46 AM Tue 31 Mar 2015 GMT
Dongfeng have finally made land fall under their own sails to the mouth of the Beagle Chanel. They finally admitted that it would be unsafe to proceed under sail alone.
The weary sailors suspended racing at 0130 UTC. They entered the tricky passage with the aid and assistance from the Chilean Navy who escorted them through. ...
Pollution in Rio is a major issue and it could get bigger
By Glenn McCarthy, ,
11:19 AM Tue 31 Mar 2015 GMT
Pollution in Rio is a major issue and it could get bigger as this open letter to the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Congressional Caucus on national health of Olympic sailors suggests. ...
2015 ORC European Sportboat Championship – Discount entry deadline
By ORC Media, ,
11:10 AM Tue 31 Mar 2015 GMT
2015 ORC European Sportboat Championship – The pace of entries is increasing approaching the deadline for a discount on the entry fees ...
Barcelona World Race – Neutrogena à moins de 30 milles de l'arrivée
By Barcelona World Race, ,
11:01 AM Tue 31 Mar 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race – A 17 heures, l’équipage de Neutrogena pointe à moins de trente milles de la ligne d’arrivée. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - 四支船队顺利绕过合恩角 东风队正式宣布退出第五赛段
By Volvo Ocean Race, ,
10:44 AM Tue 31 Mar 2015 GMT
Sail Port Stephens – Entries for new junior series close Thursday
By Lisa Ratcliff, ,
10:37 AM Tue 31 Mar 2015 GMT
It’s not just the adults well catered for at Sail Port Stephens thanks to a bevy of on-water options, from faux relaxed cruising to hardcore round the cans racing in the NSW championship for IRC boats and the Sydney 38 one design class ...
World Match Racing Tour announces new and expanded 16 event schedule
By WMRT, ,
8:47 AM Tue 31 Mar 2015 GMT
The ISAF sanctioned World Match Racing Tour (WMRT), the world’s longest running professional sailing series, announced a new and expanded sixteen event schedule for the 2015/16 world championship ...
World Match Racing Tour announces Royal Southern Match Cup
By WMRT, ,
8:27 AM Tue 31 Mar 2015 GMT
The World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) today announced the addition of the Royal Southern Match Cup (10-14 June) to the 2015/16 championship schedule ...
Trofeo Sofia Iberostar – Bright future for Kiteboarding
By Trofeo Princesa Sofía, ,
7:59 AM Tue 31 Mar 2015 GMT
2015 Trofeo Sofia Iberostar – The focus was on the kitesurfers during the first three days, and especially on Spanish rider Florian Trittel. ...
Time for Prize-Giving at the 42nd St. Thomas International Regatta
By Carol Bareuther, St. Thomas ,
7:08 AM Tue 31 Mar 2015 GMT
Some boats leaped into the lead while others strengthened their front-runner status on the third and final day of racing in the 42nd St. Thomas International Regatta (STIR), presented by TAG Heuer. The 62-boat fleet, boasting entrants from the Caribbean, USA and Europe, competed in eight classes on round-the-buoy and round-the-rock courses with 10 to 15 knots of breeze. ...
Boaters encouraged to continue safe behaviour ahead of Easter weekend
By Transport Roads and Maritime Services, ,
5:24 AM Tue 31 Mar 2015 GMT
Boaters are reminded safety remains the highest priority across all NSW waterways during Easter with skippers urged to take extra care in the last weekend of the boating season. ...
SAP 505 World Championships - Day 3
By Sailing Intelligence, ,
4:09 AM Tue 31 Mar 2015 GMT
Day three of SAP 505 World Championships saw the return of stronger breezes to Algoa Bay in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Mike Holt and Carl Smit were the pathfinder boat for the first race of the day, but reigning World Champions found no benefit in having to sail to the right-hand side of the course, while early-out-of-the-gate Ian Pinnell was pleased that his hunch about the left proved correct ...
2015 Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar - Day 1
By Robert Deave, ,
3:39 AM Tue 31 Mar 2015 GMT
Jonathan Lobert (FRA), the London 2012 bronze medallist, leads the 74 boat Finn fleet after the first day of racing at the Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofia Iberostar in Palma. Current world champion, Giles Scott (GBR) sits in second with Tapio Nirkko (FIN) third. ...
VOR - Dongfeng mast breakage - What happened and what happens next?
By Volvo Ocean Race, ,
3:14 AM Tue 31 Mar 2015 GMT
Charles Caudrelier: “It’s really hard for everyone, we were leading the race overall and this is a kick in the teeth. Hurts to think about the other teams still in full competition, still sailing.”Dongfeng has not officially retired from leg 5 as yet and skipper, Charles Caudrelier, is still considering the possibility of the race crew continuing on from Ushuaia ...
Dongfeng challenging final miles to Ushuaia in wake of mast breakage
By Volvo Ocean Race, ,
2:42 AM Tue 31 Mar 2015 GMT
Whilst everyone onboard remains in good shape considering circumstances, final miles to Ushuaia are anything but easy. Despite working throughout their day, which is now drawing to a close, the determined men of Dongfeng have not managed to remove all the damaged parts of the broken mast. The original mast rigging that holds up the remaining main section of mast is only in place on the port side. ...
2015 Trofeo Princesa Sofía - Challenges on day 1
By Will Ricketson, ,
2:18 AM Tue 31 Mar 2015 GMT
Day 1 of the 2015 Trofeo Princesa Sofía brought a memorable mix of long delays on some courses and survival conditions on others. High winds flowed down onto the bay through the mountains surrounding Palma, and impacted the racing areas in unpredictable ways. Overall, Day One presented continuous challenges to over 1,200 of the world's best Olympic-class sailors and the US Sailing Team Sperry. ...
The Ideal Youth Class grows at Wakatere Boating Club
By Chris Mitchell, Wakatere BC ,
2:08 AM Tue 31 Mar 2015 GMT
Following some relocations and on the back of growth in the class from awesome regattas at Clarks Beach Yacht Club and the Bay of Islands Yacht Club, there are now 9 active 3.7 sailors, sailing at Wakatere Boating Club. ...
Seven commits to the Rolex Sydney Hobart
By Di Pearson, ,
2:02 AM Tue 31 Mar 2015 GMT
The Seven Network and Cruising Yacht Club of Australia today announced the signing of a long-term partnership that will see an expanding coverage of the Rolex Sydney Hobart across Seven’s broadcast television and online, mobile, social and digital platforms. ...
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