2015 Zhik Coast Watersports Scorpion Nationals – Day 1 overall
By Sail Scorpion, ,
9:20 AM Tue 11 Aug 2015 GMT
What a cracking day to kick off the 2015 Zhik and Coast Watersports Scorpion Nationals at Lyme Regis. 57 Scorps arrived to a beautiful and sunny Lyme on Saturday 8th August and after a bit of bimbling (and some installations of lead correctors!) the Class were measured and ready to send off the Pecker. ...
America's Cup - Jury Chairman speaks up on AC45 controversy - Part 1
By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, ,
4:31 AM Tue 11 Aug 2015 GMT
Claims leveled over the past two years at the International Jury for the 2013 America’s Cup, and repeated in papers lodged in a Californian court on July 24, have prompted the Chairman of the Int Jury, David Tillett to open up on the still simmering controversy. ...
Adventures of a Sailor Girl - Day 3 at the AAM Cowes Week
By Nic Douglass, ,
3:31 AM Tue 11 Aug 2015 GMT
Adventures of a Sailor Girl is now in Cowes for Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week - here's her Day 3 report of the iconic sailing event. Guy Bridge is a 15 year old who today set a record for kite surfing around the Isle of Wight. He has some pretty big ambitions, and all of us at Adventures of a Sailor Girl love it! ...
Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week - Challenging wind shift on Day 3
By Rupert Holmes, ,
3:03 AM Tue 11 Aug 2015 GMT
After two brilliantly sunny days this morning saw increasing cloud over the Solent, accompanied by a band of rain that provided competitors with interesting and challenging wind shifts. While Black Group yachts in the Western Solent saw winds of up to 17 knots, the smaller White Group dayboats that were competing in the eastern Solent had generally lighter winds, including some big lulls. ...
2015 Sail Canada Youth National Championships - Kicked off today
By Marianne Davis, ,
1:47 AM Tue 11 Aug 2015 GMT
The Sail Canada Youth National Championships presented by Volvo Cars of Canada at CORK International kicked off today in Kingston! Portsmouth Olympic harbor is buzzing with 442 sailors racing in 334 boats supported by over 50 coaches ...
AAM Cowes Week SB20 Grand Slam – Shifts and puffs on Day 3
By True Angle, ,
6:28 PM Mon 10 Aug 2015 GMT
2015 AAM Cowes Week SB20 Grand Slam – Shifts and puffs – and a light dousing of rain – were the order of the day for the third day on Monday August 10, 2015. It was a day for tacticians and trimmers to earn some glory, with places changing until the final few seconds of today’s final race as a 15-degree shift reshuffled the pack. ...
Race Committee and Helpers Knockout Regatta overall
By Peter Barton, ,
6:11 PM Mon 10 Aug 2015 GMT
Race Committee and Helpers Knockout Regatta – Hats off to Bruinisse and Aquavitesse. They have just run three International Regattas in two weeks – the RS Tera Worlds, RS Aero Eurocup and Coaching and the RS500 Worlds. ...
2015 Martini EFPT Croatia – Final day overall
By EFPT, ,
5:45 PM Mon 10 Aug 2015 GMT
2015 Martini EFPT Croatia – The final day here at Perna, which was the last chance for finishing the single elimination unfortunately passed by without a possibility to even try to start the competition. ...
2015 Fuerteventura VKWC World Cup – Final day + Video
By VKWC, ,
5:21 PM Mon 10 Aug 2015 GMT
2015 Fuerteventura VKWC World Cup – An early call was made for the rider's meeting at 9:30am, as the forecast was looking optimistic for the day ahead, and there was a challenge to be able to complete both the freestyle and the big air competitions in only a few hours. As the riders set up their gear, the wind started teasing by continually dropping off and then picking up again. ...
Estonia ORC European Championship preview – Preparations underway
By ORC Media, ,
4:09 PM Mon 10 Aug 2015 GMT
2015 Volvo Estonia ORC European Championship – 66 teams from eight countries throughout northern Europe have converged on Pärnu in preparation for five days of inshore and offshore racing in the championship, held over 10-16 August. ...
Team Volvo Steph and Guy Bridge break the kiting record
By Volvo Sailing, ,
2:56 PM Mon 10 Aug 2015 GMT
This morning Team Volvo Steph Bridge and her 15 year old son Guy have successfully kitesurfed the 60 mile circumference around the Isle of Wight both making it round in less the four hours beating the current record. ...
Volvo Ocean Race – Dongfeng Race Team, the story + Video
By Dongfeng Race Team, ,
12:52 PM Mon 10 Aug 2015 GMT
Our mission at the start was never about winning the Volvo Ocean Race outright – but two leg wins, and third overall meant we came closer then we ever expected when we set sail over a year ago. ...
2015 PWA World Cup Tenerife – Exhilarating conclusion
By Chris Yates, ,
12:25 PM Mon 10 Aug 2015 GMT
The last day of the 2015 Tenerife PWA World Cup saw a grandstand finale as Super Sunday saw an exhilarating conclusion to the event. The wind continued to howl all night and was still gusting in excess of 40 knots first thing this morning, whilst solid sized waves continued to roll into El Cabezo. ...
AAM Cowes Week SB20 Grand Slam – Mediterranean opener
By True Angle, ,
12:01 PM Mon 10 Aug 2015 GMT
With this week’s SB20 Grand Slam in Cowes following class regattas in Hyères on the French Riviera and Torbole in Lake Garda earlier this season, the SB20 class could be forgiven for expecting Mediterranean conditions at every event. ...
2015 Lipton Cup overall
By Paul Cayard, ,
11:45 AM Mon 10 Aug 2015 GMT
The final event of the Southern California Summer Series was held this past weekend at Santa Barbara Yacht Club. The conditions were beautiful with smooth seas, light winds and plenty of sunshine. ...
Clipper Round the World Race – New team sponsor announced
By Clipper Ventures, ,
10:38 AM Mon 10 Aug 2015 GMT
Visit Seattle will be a first-time Team Sponsor in Clipper 2015-16 Round the World Yacht Race, using the race’s global marketing platform to promote itself as a tourist and business destination. ...
Volvo Noble Marine RS400 Nationals – Day 1
By Mark Oakey, ,
10:13 AM Mon 10 Aug 2015 GMT
2015 Volvo Noble Marine RS400 Nationals – Having come to Tenby sailing club in South West Wales the RS400 fleet were greeted by drizzle and a stiff breeze forecast. Fortunately, by the time the fleet launched for a 12:00 start the sun was breaking through with 10 to 12 knots in the race area. ...
2015 CSR Melges 24 US Nationals — Final day images by Joy Dunigan
By Joy Dunigan, ,
10:03 AM Mon 10 Aug 2015 GMT
2015 CSR Marine Melges 24 U.S. National Championship — Final day images by Joy Dunigan ...
Artemis Challenge – Betsen and Saunders to join Musandam-Oman Sail
By Oman Sail, ,
9:46 AM Mon 10 Aug 2015 GMT
2015 Artemis Challenge – French rugby legend Serge Betsen is a sailing novice but his reputation as a ‘gladiator’ could be worth a vital few knots in speed to Oman Sail’s MOD70 Musandam-Oman Sail when it makes a bid on the record. ...
2015 Airlie Beach Race Week – More images by Andrea Francolini
By Andrea Francolini, ,
9:36 AM Mon 10 Aug 2015 GMT
2015 Airlie Beach Race Week – More images by Andrea Francolini ...
2015 Airlie Beach Race Week – Action shots by Andrea Francolini
By Andrea Francolini, ,
9:26 AM Mon 10 Aug 2015 GMT
2015 Airlie Beach Race Week – Action shots by Andrea Francolini ...
2015 Airlie Beach Race Week – Battles continue on Day 3
By Di Pearson, ,
9:00 AM Mon 10 Aug 2015 GMT
On a long and hard light air day for competitors at Airlie Beach Race Week, with a lot of waiting around for breeze, Matt Allen’s Ichi Ban ticked off another win to continue to lead IRC Racing division one, while Justin Close’s More Noise continues to lead division two. ...
CSR Marine Melges 24 U.S. champs- Final race played fun and gorgeous
By U.S. Melges 24, ,
5:27 AM Mon 10 Aug 2015 GMT
Congratulations to Brian Porter on Full Throttle and his Melges 24 team that included tactician Andy Burdick, Sam Rogers and Matt Woodworth. Together they are 2015 CSR Marine U.S. National Champions. It is yet another impressive win for Porter as this is his seventh time winning the highly-coveted title. ...
Join the conversation to become an underwater hero at the museum
By Jude Timms, ,
5:07 AM Mon 10 Aug 2015 GMT
The Australian National Maritime Museum is calling on eco-warriors, science buffs and ocean lovers to enjoy a lively evening of pop-up discussions about our relationship with the Great Barrier Reef and oceans in a special free after-hours event on Sunday 23 August. ...
2015 Ora Cup Ora - Kicked off today
By Elena Giolai-, ,
4:18 AM Mon 10 Aug 2015 GMT
The Ora Cup Ora started only today, due to the lack of wind on Saturday afternoon. The event is an international optimist regatta organized by the Circolo Vela Arco, scheduled until Monday 10th August, which count at the start 261 sailors from 11 countries, including the exceptional presence of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates team. ...