HPYD5 at Volvo Boatyard: Day 1 - From sailors to test pilots
By Graeme Finch, ,
10:49 AM Mon 9 Mar 2015 GMT
Today at the opening of the fifth High Performance Yacht Design conference in Auckland, the astonishing pace of progress in sailing performance and boat and sail technology was the theme of Burns Fallows’ 'Adapting to Change' keynote presentation. ...
Clipper 2015-16 Race to showcase remote medical support service
By Clipper Ventures Plc, ,
10:40 AM Mon 9 Mar 2015 GMT
ClipperTelemed+™ has been revealed as a Team Sponsor in the 2015-16 edition of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. It is a new joint venture between Clipper Ventures Plc and its Global Medical Emergency Support Partner, PRAXES Medical Group ...
Australian 2.4mR Championship - Fifth title in a row for paralympian
By Australian Sailing, ,
10:04 AM Mon 9 Mar 2015 GMT
Australian Sailing Team’s Paralympian Matt Bugg (TAS) has won the 2015 Australian 2.4mR Championship – his fifth nationals’ title in a row. The regatta, held at the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria, finished today, Monday, 9 March 2015, with Matt Bugg winning all but one of the eight races. ...
Vice Admiral's Cup 2015 – Exciting developments underway
By RORC Incorporating RCYC, ,
9:52 AM Mon 9 Mar 2015 GMT
The 2015 edition of the Vice Admiral's Cup will be hosted from Friday 15 to Sunday 17 May by the Royal Ocean Racing Club, incorporating the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club, from its Cowes waterfront clubhouse ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Cyclone Pam set to give fleet a torrid farewell
By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, ,
9:44 AM Mon 9 Mar 2015 GMT
The Volvo Ocean Race fleet look set to have an interesting opening to the start of Leg 5 from Auckland on Sunday.
The wind forecasts from Predictwind show winds gusting in to 30knots in the Waitemata Harbour around the start time for the race. ...
Victorian Optimist Championship – The winners decided at Brighton
By David Staley, ,
9:18 AM Mon 9 Mar 2015 GMT
Victorian Optimist Championship – As the three Optimist fleets headed out on to Port Phillip this morning, a moderate westerly was backing into the south and softening to around five knots. Race officials were hoping the breeze would stabilise enough to get three good races to finish off the nine race regatta program ...
SB20 2015 Australian Champions crowned in Hobart
By Jane Austin, ,
9:15 AM Mon 9 Mar 2015 GMT
Glenn Bourke and his crew of Rob Jeffreys and Australian Sailing Squad member Jake Lilley have capped off an incredible week of sailing in Tasmania to be crowned the SB20 2015 Australian Champions.Following on from their impressive win in the Tasmanian State titles last week, Bourke was all class, winning four of the eventual ten race series. ...
Another big win for Tasmanian sailor Matt Bugg
By Peter Campbell, ,
8:39 AM Mon 9 Mar 2015 GMT
Tasmanian sailor Matt Bugg has won his fourth consecutive Australian champion in the International 2.4 mR class as he prepares to head to Europe to consolidate his campaign for the 2016 Rio Paralympics. He was unbeaten in all but the first race last Friday and yesterday’s final race on Melbourne’s Port Phillip, placing third to another Tasmanian, Lisa Blackwood ...
U.S. 49er sailors - A date with destiny
By pressure-drop.us, ,
8:05 AM Mon 9 Mar 2015 GMT
You get the immediate sense when you meet the crew of D&D Racing, they are on a mission and won't be distracted by the pitfalls and shortcomings of recent US lack of success in Olympic Sailing in general and the 49er class in particular ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Report released into Team Vestas Wind grounding
By Sail-World.com, ,
6:06 AM Mon 9 Mar 2015 GMT
An independent report into the grounding of Team Vestas Wind on Leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race was released today. It included a set of recommendations aimed at improving safety at sea for the entire offshore racing community.
In particular, it has suggested improving navigational charts and other on board software to avoid similar incidents in the future. ...
RPNYC Central Triangle Leg 1: Crusader takes line honours on Leg 1
By Elliott Marine, Akaroa ,
5:22 AM Mon 9 Mar 2015 GMT
Elliott 35ss Crusader took line honours in the first leg of the Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club Central Triangle Leg 1 from Wellington to Akaroa started in fresh winds at 1400 hrs on Friday. Encountering constant 45-50 knot winds for around 6 hours Crusader held their own against the larger yachts and eventually managed to pull away from the fleet. ...
2015 St Maarten Heineken Regatta - Phaedo³, last day racing images
By Jesús Renedo, ,
4:48 AM Mon 9 Mar 2015 GMT
Photographer Jesús Renedo captured these shots of MOD 70 Phaedo³ at 2015 St Maarten Heineken Regatta. ...
2015 Etchells WA State Championships - The wrap
By Bernie Kaaks, ,
4:19 AM Mon 9 Mar 2015 GMT
A nervous start to the final day program left points leader Michael Manford seemingly vulnerable in his quest for another State title in the Etchells class. In breeze which has just turned from east to west and was still settling, Manford took the option to go north while the majority of the fleet took to the south side. At the first rounding of the top mark, Manford had just four boats behind him ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica bring in the Heavy Metal for Leg 5
By Sail-World.com NZL, ,
8:26 PM Sun 8 Mar 2015 GMT
The USA and Turkish entry in the Volvo Ocean Race, Team Alvimedica have announced that six times Volvo Ocean Race veteran, Stu Bannatyne will join the crew for Leg 5 into the Southern Ocean.
The New Zealander, who has won the round the world race three times, will start preparing with the crew tomorrow ahead of the Leg 5 start from Auckland on March 15. ...
Knight Frank South Island Young 88's end in dramatic style
By Sam Jones, Lyttelton ,
5:39 PM Sun 8 Mar 2015 GMT
A bottom mark collision between Flying Machine (Craig Edwards) and Legacy II (Colin Lock) was a dramatic end to an exciting final day’s racing in the Knight Frank South Island Young 88 Championship. With a strong south west on Lyttelton Harbour, gusting up to 38 knots, racing was soon abandoned for the day. The port starboard gybe incident left Flying Machine crippled with a broken backstay. ...
VIC Etchells – Time for starting practice
By John Curnow, ,
5:25 PM Sun 8 Mar 2015 GMT
No one really knew, but clearly the crews were after some repetition methodology when the 1100hrs start arrived for today’s races at the 2015 Etchells Victorian State Championship. Too keen, as it would turn out, for the result was a General Recall, with a good number over before the gun. Time for the Committee to also get yet more practice as they reset the start to be able to go again. ...
Barcelona World Race – Neutrogena closes their circle
By Barcelona World Race Media, ,
5:18 PM Sun 8 Mar 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race – Two more round Cape Horn. Dreams realised for We Are Water and One Planet, One Ocean & Pharmaton. Neutrogena crosses outbound wake, closes circle. Renault Captur less than 600 miles to Cape Horn ...
Winner of IPC's women's day recognition award announced
By International Paralympic Committee, ,
5:05 PM Sun 8 Mar 2015 GMT
Twenty one-time Paralympic medalist Chantal Petitclerc, Canada's most successful Paralympian, was named as the winner of the International Paralympic Committee's (IPC) International Women's Day Recognition Award on Sunday (8 March). ...
Barcelona World Race – Cinq vers le nord, deux vers l’est…
By Barcelona World Race Media, ,
4:49 PM Sun 8 Mar 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race – Cinq bateaux en Atlantique. Renault Captur à 550 milles de la sortie du Pacifique. Spirit of Hungary retrouve du vent ...
Bacardi sailing week – Winners collect silverware after a great day 6
By Icarus Sailing Media, ,
3:57 PM Sun 8 Mar 2015 GMT
The last day of racing for the 88th Bacardi Cup and the sixth Bacardi Miami Sailing Week Presented by EFG Bank brought us a little change in the weather with overcast skies and scattered showers ...
2015 SB20 Australian Championships - Final day
By Jane Austin, Hobart ,
3:48 PM Sun 8 Mar 2015 GMT
The final day of the SB20 2015 Australian Championships gets underway on the River Derwent in Hobart this morning. The series score heading into the last day of racing is Glenn Bourke (Red) at the top of the table on 11 points, Michael Cooper (Export Roo) in second place on 16 points followed by Nick Rogers (Karabos) on 29 points. ...
2015 SB20 Australian Championship - A Masterclass on the Water
By Jane Austin, Hobart ,
3:34 PM Sun 8 Mar 2015 GMT
A stand out performance in the SB20 2015 Australian Championships has been the skipper and crew of Masterclass. Skippered by former Australian Sailing Team member James Burman (NSW), the boat boasts a crew of Hugh Tait (NSW) and young Tasmanian and National dinghy champion Sam King. ...
Jeanneau Class Regatta starts with brighter and lighter conditions
By RHKYC Media, ,
3:25 PM Sun 8 Mar 2015 GMT
2015 Jeanneau Class Regatta – After a dull and dreary week in Hong Kong, it was a relief to see the cloud lift in time for the start of the event. Of the 43 boats entered, 26 were in the Long Course fleet consisting of Etchells, Sportsboat and J/80 classes and the remainder from the Short Course fleet consisting of Dragon and Impala classes. ...
35th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta – More thrilling action on day 2
By St.Maarten Heineken Regatta, ,
2:16 PM Sun 8 Mar 2015 GMT
The second day of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta produced more thrilling action for the international fleet of yachts racing in gorgeous conditions off St.Maarten. All classes, but the Lottery Class, had at least two races today. ...
Newcastle to Port Stephens Race 2015 entries open
By Richard Howard, ,
2:04 PM Sun 8 Mar 2015 GMT
Entries are now open for the 2015 Auto Advantage Newcastle to Port Stephens Race which will be held on 12th April. Now a ‘usual suspect’ on the NSW keel boat racing calendar the Newcastle Port Stephens race is preceded by RPAYC’s Pittwater to Newcastle Race on the 11th of April and followed by Sail Port Stephens which commences with the Commodores Cup on the 13th April. ...