2015 Transat Jacques Vabre - Just one hurdle before the slide
By Transat Jacques Vabre, ,
2:45 AM Fri 30 Oct 2015 GMT
Suncream and shades are obligatory for the Ultimes as they shave the coast of Morocco, passing the renowned kite surfing spot of Dakhla today. For the Class 40s and the later IMOCAs it is still hard hats and protective eye wear as they battle with big winds and confused seas. ...
2015 Transat Jacques Vabre - Bastide Otio head for Cascais in Portugal
By Transat Jacques Vabre, ,
2:22 AM Fri 30 Oct 2015 GMT
At 1430hrs UTC today Thursday, Kito de Pavant and Yann Régniau, the crew of the IMOCA 60 'Bastide Otio communicated with their technical team and Race Direction to tell them they intend to head to Cascais in Portugal, about 400 miles their current location. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Australian take the lead
By Cora Zillich, ,
2:01 AM Fri 30 Oct 2015 GMT
The 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Final kicked-off in Abu Dhabi last night (Thursday, 29 October 2015) with Australian Sailing’s defending champions Tom Burton (NSW) as well as Mat Belcher (QLD) and Will Ryan (QLD) setting out again on a gold medal course. ...
2016 Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games - Provisional schedule released
By ISAF, ,
1:41 AM Fri 30 Oct 2015 GMT
A provisional racing schedule for the Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition set to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from five – twenty-one August 2016 has been released. ...
Plastic in the Pacific Crusade – Part 6 – Destination Greece
By Ian Thomson, Gothenburg ,
6:43 PM Thu 29 Oct 2015 GMT
We departed early on the 11th August as at 0500 a rolling wake had woken me. So I got up, plucked the anchor and started heading south. The breeze was perfect, blowing a north-westerly so we could beam reach down the coast of Croatia. Our plan was to head over towards Italy a bit to avoid getting close to Albania. We didn’t want any issues. We would then cut back across to end up at Corfu Island ...
First Foiling Training Center, in France for sailing of the future…
By Pascale Gillard, North Europe ,
6:12 PM Thu 29 Oct 2015 GMT
After months of studies, followed by the search for a solid pool of partners, the National school of sailing and water sports is ready to officially launch the very first Foiling Training Centre in France. The first foil boards are expected end of October 2015 on the bay of Quiberon. ...
2016 Hamilton Island Audi Race Week - Accommodation options
By Kristie Kaighin, Hamilton Island ,
5:48 PM Thu 29 Oct 2015 GMT
Have you booked your accommodation for Hamilton Island Audi Race Week 2016? ...
Plastic in the Pacific Part 5 - Preparing for a world-wide cruise
By Ian Thomson, Gothenburg ,
4:52 PM Thu 29 Oct 2015 GMT
Welcome to our blog for the Plastic in the Pacific Crusade. If you missed the earlier editions please use the category search in the footer to go back and read them. Over the coming year we will be writing regularly of our adventures and what we are seeing. In this article we write about taking delivery of our yacht, preparing it for a year at sea and then setting sail towards Greece ...
2015 YJA Yachtsman of the Year Award – Cast your vote!
By Paul Gelder, London ,
2:15 PM Thu 29 Oct 2015 GMT
There is just one day left to cast your vote for the 2015 Yachting Journalists’ Association’s prestigious Yachtsman of the Year award, sponsored by boats.com. ...
2015 Asian Open Regatta - Sponsor announced
By Cloyd Waldo, Discovery Bay ,
1:59 PM Thu 29 Oct 2015 GMT
The upcoming 2015 Asian Open Regatta, happening on 31st October to 1st November in Discovery Bay, Hong Kong.
The 2015 Asian Open Regatta will be hosted by the Lantau Boat Club and the event will take place in Discovery Bay and Peng Chau. ...
2015 European Freestyle Expression heads to France
By EFPT, ,
1:54 PM Thu 29 Oct 2015 GMT
After four successful freestyle events in 2015, the EFPT set up stage at Brutal Beach in the South of France for the final tour-stop this year. It has been a tough battle for the top positions in the overall ranking throughout the whole season with big names like Amado Vrieswijk (Severne/JP), Adrien Bosson, Yentel Caers and Steven Van Broeckhoven regularly taking part in the events. ...
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final Abu Dhabi – Fascinating opening day
By ISAF, ,
1:48 PM Thu 29 Oct 2015 GMT
The 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Final produced a fascinating opening day in Abu Dhabi, and it was business as usual for several of the defending champions setting out again on a gold medal course. ...
Clipper Race reaches £100K fundraising milestone for Unicef
By Claire Glancy, ,
1:27 PM Thu 29 Oct 2015 GMT
Just two months into its 11 month global endurance challenge the Clipper 2015-16 Round the World Yacht Race is proud to announce it has already raised an incredible £100,000 for Official Race Charity Unicef, the world’s leading children’s organisation. ...
2015 WIM Series - Buddy Melges Challenge preview
By WIM Series, ,
1:13 PM Thu 29 Oct 2015 GMT
2015 WIM Series – On Lake Michigan, in the mid-US town Sheboygan, the world’s top ranked women match racing skippers are now gathered for the penultimate event. ...
Transat Jacques Vabre – Petit répit entre deux grands coups de vent
By Presse Voile Banque Populaire, ,
1:06 PM Thu 29 Oct 2015 GMT
Transat Jacques Vabre – Banque Populaire VIII évolue bord à bord avec ses habituels compagnons d’entraînement. ...
2015 Marmaris International Race Week – Day 3 overall + Video
By Icarus Sailing Media, ,
12:43 PM Thu 29 Oct 2015 GMT
Welcome to day three at Marmaris International Race Week. After a tough and long day of offshore racing yesterday, the fleet was set for some action packed inshore races in the Marmaris Gulf. By the close of racing today, over half the scheduled races would be completed and those in podium contention would become clearer. ...
Auckland to Gisborne Race - Starts in one month - three places left
By Royal Akarana Yacht Club, Royal Akarana Yacht Club ,
12:41 PM Thu 29 Oct 2015 GMT
Royal Akarana Yacht Club, the home of blue water sailing, is gearing up to race a small yet enthusiastic fleet to Gisborne - just for something different.
The Port at Gisborne is restricted on the number of entrants the race can take cater for, so an invitation was sent to the keen owners requesting their interest and entry. ...
2015 Dubai to Muscat Yacht Race gets off to a perfect start
By Louay Habib, ,
12:29 PM Thu 29 Oct 2015 GMT
2015 Dubai to Muscat Yacht Race – HE Sheikh Khaled Bin Zayed Al Nehayan, Chairman of UAE Sailing and Rowing Federation, welcomed the competitors to the 24th edition, which got off to a perfect start outside the Dubai Offshore Sailing Club. A northerly breeze of close to ten knots gave the fleet a tight reach for the start, along the impressive backdrop of the City of Dubai. ...
2015 Busan Cup Women’s Match Race – Day 2 overall
By WIM Series, ,
11:33 AM Thu 29 Oct 2015 GMT
Katie Spithill has led her Team Leagues Racing to six straight victories in the round-robin of the Busan Cup Women’s International Match Race. ...
Collinson FX Market Commentary - Oct 29 - AUD crashes
By Collinson FX, ,
11:20 AM Thu 29 Oct 2015 GMT
The AUD crashed below 0.7100, while the KIWI was trading 0.6640, with the RBNZ interest rate decision due later. This would reduce any pressure the RBNZ may have felt to further cut rates. The telegraphed rate rise will more than likely hit another major obstacle as the Fed look for an excuse to retreat from the brink. ...
2015 NoveNove Maui Aloha Classic – Day 1 overall
By American Windsurfing Tour, ,
10:30 AM Thu 29 Oct 2015 GMT
NoveNove Maui Aloha Classic – Wow! Days like today do not come around very often. Day one of the NoveNove Maui Aloha Classic was a special one and will be remembered by all. The morning started with an incredible traditional Hawai’ian blessing on the beach with all the competitors representing 31 countries. ...
2015 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race celebrates 70th anniversary
By regattanews.com, ,
10:01 AM Thu 29 Oct 2015 GMT
2015 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race – One of the sailing world’s blue ribbon races celebrates its 70th anniversary this year. From its intrepid beginnings back in 1945, the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race has become one of Australia’s greatest sporting events, an international icon. ...
2015 Transat Jacques Vabre – De retour à Lorient
By Tiphaine Combot-Seta, ,
9:47 AM Thu 29 Oct 2015 GMT
2015 Transat Jacques Vabre – Lundi soir, peu avant 19h, et tandis qu'ils animaient l'avant de la course depuis plus de 24h, Sébastien Josse et Charles Caudrelier contactaient leur équipe à terre par l'intermédiaire de son directeur Cyril Dardashti. ...
2015 Transat Jacques Vabre – Gitana back in Lorient
By Gitana, ,
9:29 AM Thu 29 Oct 2015 GMT
2015 Transat Jacques Vabre – On Monday evening, shortly before 18:00 GMT, after over 24 hours among the front runners, Sébastien Josse and Charles Caudrelier contacted their shore crew via the intermediary of its Director Cyril Dardashti. The Edmond de Rothschild duo informed him of its decision to turn back and retire from the Transat Jacques Vabre 2015. ...
US Sailing appoints new director of US Offshore
By US Sailing, ,
9:08 AM Thu 29 Oct 2015 GMT
US Offshore, a division of US Sailing, has named Nathan Titcomb the new Associate Director of US Offshore and will be promoted to Director, effective January 1, 2016. Titcomb has served as a Technical Assistant since 2007 under the leadership of current Offshore Director and Chief Measurer, Dan Nowlan. ...