The SB20 Class Australian Championships - Start today
By Jane Austin, ,
4:19 AM Sat 7 Mar 2015 GMT
The Australian SB20 (sports boat) sailing fleet is contesting the 2015 National Championships on the River Derwent in Hobart today in the first of a three day series. ...
2015 Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean - Selene and Music increase lead
By Jill Campbell, ,
3:38 AM Sat 7 Mar 2015 GMT
2015 Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean - Although there is no change at top of the leaderboard with Swan 80 Selene (Class A) and Swan 53 Music (Class B) firmly fixed at the head of their respective classifications, today's racing could not be described as anything less than thrilling. ...
2015 St Maarten Heineken Regatta - Gunboat war
By Rachel Jaspersen, ,
3:05 AM Sat 7 Mar 2015 GMT
2015 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta- While extensive new modifications have transformed 15-year old Gunboat 62 Tribe into a modern rocket ship, her ultra-tall rotating mast and massive sails weren’t quite enough to overcome a near-perfect race from team Coco De Mer on the first day of the Heineken Regatta. The longer, heavier Coco crossed the finish line a few short minutes behind Tribe ...
2015 Sydney Harbour Regatta - Clouds part
By Di Pearson, ,
2:40 AM Sat 7 Mar 2015 GMT
A gloomy rainy morning greeted competitors as they arrived at Middle Harbour Yacht Club this morning, but by 9.30am, the clouds had parted, the sun was out and the rain had stopped as crews prepared their various boats for the 10th anniversary Sydney Harbour Regatta being held this weekend. ...
Barcelona World Race - Veillée d’Horn…
By Barcelona World Race, ,
2:16 AM Sat 7 Mar 2015 GMT
Du monde, et du beau monde, est attendu ce week-end au cap Horn. Les équipages de We are Water et de One Planet, One Ocean & Pharmaton, respectivement 4è et 5è de la Barcelona World Race, parcourent actuellement les quelques 400-500 derniers milles qui les séparent du célèbre garde frontière entre le Pacifique et l’Atlantique. ...
Barcelona World Race - Saturday night - Cape Horn fever
By Barcelona World Race, ,
1:51 AM Sat 7 Mar 2015 GMT
Saturday night should see two IMOCA 60 crews of the Barcelona World Race reach Cape Horn ready enjoy the relase from the Pacific and start the climb up the Atlantic. Both of the Barcelona based duos of We Are Water and One Planet, One Ocean & Pharmaton entered the Roaring 40s around January 27th as southern oceans rookies. ...
Matchrace Thailand Championships - Day 1
By Jordan Rumsby, Royal Varuna Yacht Club ,
4:45 PM Fri 6 Mar 2015 GMT
The Royal Varuna Yacht Club is hosting the Matchrace Thailand Championships between 5th - 8th March. Although the event has been going for six strong years, it has been upgraded to an ISAF grade 2, achieved by the generous support from sponsors North Sails and Landrover, providing six sets of fantastic new sails. The higher calibre competition means more ISAF matchrace ranking points up for grabs ...
2015 Etchells WA State Championships - Day 1
By Bernie Kaaks, Canning River, Perth. ,
4:26 PM Fri 6 Mar 2015 GMT
At the end of the first day of racing, Michael Manford has a solid lead over Peter Chapell with Martin Webster holding down third place. ...
88th Bacardi Cup - Day 4
By Icarus Sailing Media, ,
3:17 PM Fri 6 Mar 2015 GMT
The sixth Bacardi Miami Sailing Week (BMSW) presented by EFG Bank began today with the addition of the J/70, M32, Viper 640 and VX One classes, while the Stars are racing their fourth day in the 88th Bacardi Cup. The weather was perfect, the wind was great and the race committees did a great job. ...
2015 Sail Paradise - Black Jack and Alive battle it out
By Southport Yacht Club, ,
2:43 PM Fri 6 Mar 2015 GMT
Two favorites, Peter Harburg’s Volvo 70 Black Jack, and Duncan Hine’s Reichel/Pugh 66 Alive, battled it out today for first place, at the Southport Yacht Club’s XXXX Sail Paradise Regatta. Alive took out day one with Black Jack close behind. Also racing in IRC Division One are the Mates4Mates crew on board Matthew Percy’s Alacrity and Tony Horkings, Leeway. ...
52 Super Series 2015 – Nine new TP52s getting ready to rumble
By 52 Super Series, ,
2:41 PM Fri 6 Mar 2015 GMT
For the new 52 Super Series 2015 season it could be said that challenge to be fully race ready stepped up a gear when Germany's Harm Müller Spreer launched his new Vrolijk designed Platoon in Dubai. In Auckland, New Zealand sea trials are presently under way for for the new Provezza. ...
Gill Commodore's Cup – A feisty start in St. Maarten
By St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, ,
2:27 PM Fri 6 Mar 2015 GMT
A record entry of 81 yachts entered the Gill Commodore's Cup, the prelude to the St.Maarten Heineken Regatta. 30 knots of wind with breaking waves, provided testing conditions for the fleet. ...
2015 Victorian Optimist Championships preview
By Royal Brighton Yacht Club, ,
2:06 PM Fri 6 Mar 2015 GMT
The 2015 Victorian Optimist Championships get underway tomorrow at Royal Brighton Yacht Club. 132 competitors have already registered for the regatta that is being held over the Labour Day long weekend, providing three days of racing. 18 entries from New South Wales, along with visitors from Queensland and South Australia will provide additional competition for the Victorian sailors. ...
Farr 40 Midwinter Championship - Day 2 overall
By Farr 40 Class Association, ,
12:59 PM Fri 6 Mar 2015 GMT
At the Farr 40 Midwinter Championship going into the second day of racing, the Italian crew aboard Enfant Terrible faced the near impossible task of maintaining their lead against a class with some serious talent. The impossible must be an Italian special, because not only did they remain the overall scoreboard leaders, but they did so by placing first in two of the races and fourth in the last. ...
2015 Bacardi Miami Sailing Week – Another perfect sailing day
By Cayard Sailing, ,
11:28 AM Fri 6 Mar 2015 GMT
2015 Bacardi Miami Sailing Week day four starts with excellent sailing conditions. The wind was a bit lighter today starting out at 11 knots and dropping to eight by the finish. The fleet was well behaved on the starting line so no Black Flag today and no one was over early. ...
Barcelona World Race - A two-speed Atlantic
By IMOCA Ocean Masters, ,
10:41 AM Fri 6 Mar 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race 2014/2015 - Jean Le Cam and Bernard Stamm were left with a bitter memory of their slog up the South Atlantic in the last Vendée Globe. To make the equator, they had to contend with northerly winds and breaking seas… However, for this third edition of the Barcelona World Race it seems that luck has been on their side. ...
Sail Canada announces members of the 2015 Canadian Sailing Team
By sailing.ca, ,
10:40 AM Fri 6 Mar 2015 GMT
New members of Canadian Sailing Team have been selected based on their performances at a designated qualifying regatta. This year's team lineup include many familiar faces such as three times Olympian Nikola Girke, 2012 Olympians Luke Ramsay (Nacra 17), and Zac Plavsic (RSX:M). ...
St. Maarten Heineken Regatta ready for ultimate green sensation party
By St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, ,
9:39 AM Fri 6 Mar 2015 GMT
For years the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta has pulled out all the stops when it comes to on the water racing, and on shore parties, which is what has made the event the success that it is ...
Extreme Sailing Series– Home team advantage? Oman Sail aims high
By Extreme Sailing Series™, ,
9:04 AM Fri 6 Mar 2015 GMT
Oman is the most successful nation in the nine-year history of the Extreme Sailing Series™ and with less than a week to go before Act 2 of the 2015 global tour in Muscat 11 – 14 March, the spotlight is inevitably on the home teams The Wave, Muscat and Oman Air. ...
Eurosaf Youth Sailing, European Championship– Registration is now open
By John Friend EUROSAF, ,
8:32 AM Fri 6 Mar 2015 GMT
Eurosaf Youth Sailing, European Championship – EUROSAF announce that the 29er Class will be open for all countries to compete. ...
Flying Fifteen Nationals: Goodmanson and Rowlands win on home waters
By Graeme Robinson, ,
8:26 AM Fri 6 Mar 2015 GMT
Aaron Goodmanson and Alister Rowlands sailing 'Ffortune' regained their title at the Winters Family Flying Fifteen National Championships sailed on their home waters in Lyttelton Harbour and consolidated their place as the most successful New Zealand crew in the Class history. ...
Royal Bombay Yacht Club vows to keep serving steak and kidney pies
By The Telegraph, ,
6:50 AM Fri 6 Mar 2015 GMT
The Royal Bombay Yacht Club, one of India's oldest British Raj clubs, has announced it will continue serving its famous steak and kidney pie after the government announced a ban on the sale of beef. ...
Thai stars scoop top awards at Thai Laser Nationals
By Pattaya Mail, ,
5:30 AM Fri 6 Mar 2015 GMT
Royal Varuna Yacht Club hosted the Thailand Laser National Championships 21-22 February at Pattaya, with the objective of promote and support sailing activities in Thailand and as a stimulus for the tourism industry in Pattaya. With around 40 Thai and international sailors aged from 14–75 attending the competition, the three Laser classes of Standard, Radial and 4.7 were contested. ...
2015 Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean - Early leaders hold firm
By Jill Campbell, ,
4:29 AM Fri 6 Mar 2015 GMT
Superb sailing conditions once again characterized the second day of racing at the Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean 2015. The event, organized by longstanding partners Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, Nautor's Swan and Rolex, is underway at the yacht club's Caribbean base in Virgin Gorda through Saturday 7th March and sees 21 Swan yachts participating. ...
RHKYC Jeanneau Class Regatta, 7-8 March 2015
By RHKYC Media, ,
4:08 AM Fri 6 Mar 2015 GMT
The one-design classes of Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club relocate from their usual urban territory of Victoria Harbour to the wilds of Port Shelter for the occasion. Around 50 boats will race against each other on RHKATI handicaps, with Etchells, J/80 and Sportsboat fleets competing for the Long Course title, and Dragon, Flying Fifteen, Impala, Pandora and Ruffian classes racing on the Short Course ...