Sydney Hobart Race – Is there a Yiddish Sailing Manual?
By John Curnow, ,
4:21 PM Mon 30 Nov 2015 GMT
Honestly, I have no idea. Let alone if there are ones in Spanish, German or Mandarin. I expect so, and would fumble my way through all of those, in about the same order as that list is written. Declining degrees of accuracy are a given. No doubt they would cover off parts of the boat and sails, trimming, helming, weather and so on. ...
Etchells Pre-Xmas Series - Flight 5 - two wins to Feng Shui
By Etchells, ,
12:08 PM Mon 30 Nov 2015 GMT
Following a weekend of gales and thunderstorms, Tuesday dawned bright and calm and, thanks to many crossed fingers, the fine conditions held for a flawless evening of close racing in a warm, light breeze and slack tide.
Flawless, that is, apart from the obvious lacuna in your correspondent's crew (bloody no-show lawyers. They are the WORST). In fact, the beats favoured a double-handed set-up ...
Para Sailing Worlds – British Team poised for podium
By Lindsey Bell, ,
10:20 AM Mon 30 Nov 2015 GMT
The Para Sailing World Championships reached its halfway stage amid breezy conditions in Melbourne, Australia, on Monday (30 November), with the British Sailing Team poised in two podium positions with three days of racing to go. ...
Para World Championships – Carnage on the water
By Cora Zillich, ,
9:52 AM Mon 30 Nov 2015 GMT
At the 2015 Para World Sailing Championships it was a wild day on Port Phillip with strong winds challenging the skills of the fleet on day three of the event, causing carnage for some, but with all Australian Sailing crews rising to the challenge. ...
Para World Sailing Champs – Collisions and chaos in tough conditions
By Bernie Kaaks, ,
9:24 AM Mon 30 Nov 2015 GMT
Broken masts, collisions and a tough old day for the sailors at the Para World Sailing Championships as Port Phillip showed its wild side on the third day of competition in Williamstown, Melbourne, Australia. ...
Tasmania's PJ Super Series – Day 2 overall
By Peter Campbell, ,
9:09 AM Mon 30 Nov 2015 GMT
PJ Super Series – Many of the young sailors have used the regatta as a final tune-up for their class nationals over Christmas-New Year, most of which will be sailed in New South Wales. ...
Summer comes to Napier for the North Island Lasers
By Nick Page, Napier ,
8:09 AM Mon 30 Nov 2015 GMT
Napier again hosted the North Island Laser Championships as part of their Summer regatta, with competitors welcomed by 27degree temperatures causing many of the Wellington contingent to remark on the contrast with spring in Wellington! There was a fantastic turnout with over 50 Lasers entered ...
Inaugural Australian Yachting Champs awarded to Audi Hamilton Race
By Rob Mundle, ,
4:55 AM Mon 30 Nov 2015 GMT
2016 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - The inaugural Australian Yachting Championship, which has been awarded to Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2016, will include an elite Performance Handicap division. ...
2015 RC44 Virgin Gorda Cup - Hard battle for podium
By RC44 Class Association, ,
3:26 AM Mon 30 Nov 2015 GMT
2015 RC44 Virgin Gorda Cup - Artemis Racing today won the fleet racing at the RC44 Virgin Gorda Cup, with a four point margin over Peninsula Petroleum, having led from the outset of the four day regatta. But while this was close, the outcome of the 2015 RC44 Fleet Racing Championship was closer, only decided in the last seconds of the final race, followed by some intense mathematics ...
America's Cup - End of season review by Emirates Team New Zealand
By Portsmouth, ,
3:08 AM Mon 30 Nov 2015 GMT
2015 America's Cup World Series - The situation for Emirates Team New Zealand was like any other sailing event- a strong desire to go out and win the regatta. ...
2015 Jules Verne Trophy - Back on pace off the Brazilian Coast
By Spindrift racing, ,
2:10 AM Mon 30 Nov 2015 GMT
2015 Jules Verne Trophy - At dawn on her eighth day at sea, maxi-trimaran was situated off the coast of Salvador de Bahia, heading south after a small change of tack to take them slightly east of the course followed by current Jules Verne Trophy holder. Spindrift 2 had lost some ground on the record due to the lack of wind for 24 hours, but the wind came back at around midday, with speeds 20 knots ...
RS Aero Winter Youth Training - Extreme conditions challenges
By Peter Barton, ,
1:48 AM Mon 30 Nov 2015 GMT
RS Aero Winter Youth Training - The weekend of 21/22nd November saw opposite extremes for the first RS Aero Winter training weekend at Reading Sailing Club. On Saturday the gusts were hitting 30 knots whilst Sunday was a day for practicing very light airs. Variety for training is great and this certainly provided both ends of the spectrum! ...
2015 NSW O'pen Cup - Biggest and best yet
By Ryan Spring, Royal Motor Yacht Club ,
7:13 PM Sun 29 Nov 2015 GMT
2015 NSW O'pen Cup - This year’s NSW O’pen Cup took to the waters of Pittwater and was held at the prestigious Royal Motor Yacht Club. The club’s facilities and organisation were outstanding, and staff extremely accommodating. ...
Barbados National Sailing Champs - Images by Ocean Crusaders crew
By Ian Thomson, Plastic in the Pacific ,
5:49 PM Sun 29 Nov 2015 GMT
The Barbados National Sailing Championships were held over five weekends starting in September and culminating in a final presentation on November 1st. Here is a selection of images taken by visiting Ocean Crusaders crew. ...
RORC Transatlantic Race – Tactics, speed and damage
By RORC Press, ,
1:21 PM Sun 29 Nov 2015 GMT
Only the second day into the RORC Transatlantic Race and race tactics, unbelievable speed and boat damage have already added to the story. ...
USA to the BVIs – The 26th ARC Caribbean 1500 wraps up in Tortola
By World Cruising Club, ,
11:41 AM Sun 29 Nov 2015 GMT
2015 ARC Caribbean 1500 – After a three-day weather delay thanks to late-season Hurricane Kate, and a fast passage at sea for most, the ARC Caribbean wrapped up in Tortola with the final prize giving on Monday, November 23, just in time for crews to get home for Thanksgiving. ...
Collinson FX Market Commentary - Nov 28 - All set for a busy week
By Collinson FX, ,
11:26 AM Sun 29 Nov 2015 GMT
The EUR slipped to 1.0580, while the GBP dipped to 1.5030, keenly awaiting a heavy data week to come. Commodity demand remains weak and the AUD reflected this, dropping below 0.7200, while the NZD dipped below 0.6520. All eyes are focused on the important jobs numbers from the States, as this will dictate monetary policy. ...
Jules Verne Trophy – 4 days, 21 hours, 29 minutes + Video
By Spindrift racing, ,
11:19 AM Sun 29 Nov 2015 GMT
Jules Verne Trophy – Spindrift 2 crossed the equator at 0131hrs UTC on Friday 27 November, just under five days after setting off! Yann Guichard and his crew are on world-record pace. Current Jules Verne Trophy holder Banque Populaire V crossed the equator in five days, 14 hours, 55 seconds in 2011. ...
2015 Para World Sailing Championships – Polish sailors make strides
By ISAF, ,
9:56 AM Sun 29 Nov 2015 GMT
Poland's Monika Gibes and Piotr Cichocki are making strides at the Para World Sailing Championships in Williamstown, Melbourne, Australia as they bid to qualify their country for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. ...
Finn Gold Cup - Minor Medals and fourth Olympic spot decided on Day 6
By Robert Deaves, ,
9:42 AM Sun 29 Nov 2015 GMT
Jonathan Lobert (FRA) and Vasilij Zbogar (SLO) secured their first ever Finn Gold Cup medals today after a tough medal race in Takapuna, New Zealand, which closed the 2015 Finn World Championships on the Hauraki Gulf.
With Giles Scott (GBR) already the runaway winner, the focus on Sunday was the two minor medals and the fourth 2016 Olympic qualification place. ...
RMSIR 2015 – a new name on the Raja Muda Cup
By Guy Nowell, Sail-World.com, Langkawi, Malaysia ,
9:41 AM Sun 29 Nov 2015 GMT
There’s a new name to be engraved on the magnificent Raja Muda Cup – Windsikher. After eight days, 280nm, three passage races, four parties and five windward-leeward races, Sarab Jeet Singh and his crew raised the Raja Muda Cup aloft. It was a popular victory, and a well-deserved one. ...
Para World Sailing Champs – Strong Australian Sailing performances
By Cora Zillich, ,
9:19 AM Sun 29 Nov 2015 GMT
2015 Para World Sailing Championships – Australian Sailing Team’s Paralympic London 2012 SKUD18 gold medallists Dan Fitzgibbon (NSW) and Liesl Tesch (NSW) as well as Australian Sailing’s Sonar team of Paralympians Colin Harrison (WA), Jonathan Harris (NSW) and Russell Boaden (WA) continue to lead their fleets after a successful second day in Williamstown (28 November – 3 December 2015). ...
Para World Sailing Championships – Perfect conditions continue
By Bernie Kaaks, ,
9:06 AM Sun 29 Nov 2015 GMT
Para World Sailing Championships – Melbourne's run of perfect sailing conditions continued on the bay for races three and four of the championships out of Williamstown's Royal Yacht Club of Victoria. ...
AUS Etchells – Listen to ‘The Man’
By John Curnow, ,
8:51 AM Sun 29 Nov 2015 GMT
He’s been there since the very beginning. It did take a couple of years, but he won the first of his seven Etchells Australian Championships way back in 1972. At 69 he is definitely one of the oldest pointy end specialists going around and has enjoyed a long-standing relationship with this country’s premier One Design Class. He is, of course, the charismatic card known as, Billy Browne. ...
NZL Sailing Team - Countback costs Murdoch 2015 Finn Gold Cup Medal
By Jodie Bakewell-White, Yachting NZ, ,
8:21 AM Sun 29 Nov 2015 GMT
Andrew Murdoch has finished fourth at the 2015 Finn Gold Cup missing out on a podium finish by the narrowest of margins.
Placing ninth in today’s medal race, which got underway just after 3pm in an eight to ten knot northerly breeze, Murdoch finished the regatta on equal points to Vasilij Zbogar of Slovenia. ...
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