2015 Tour de France à la voile - Amazing tacking battle for podium
By ASO, ,
1:41 AM Tue 7 Jul 2015 GMT
2015 Tour de France à la voile - After an amazing tacking battle at the bottom of the cliffs, Pierre Pennec and his crew onboard Groupama win the coastal race of Act Two in front of CombiWest, and West Courtage Ecole Navale. Race leader Grandeur Nature Veranda finishes fourth and keeps the leadership. ...
2015 Laser World Championship - Day 5
By Marianne Davis, ,
1:15 AM Tue 7 Jul 2015 GMT
2015 Laser World Championship - The winds were light today and not enough for world championship racing. Forecast is looking better for tomorrow and three races are scheduled. The 158 competitors from 63 nations have been split into Gold, Silver and Bronze flights based on their results in the qualifying series. ...
2015 Caribbean Dinghy Championships host announced
By Caribbean Sailing Association, ,
6:34 PM Mon 6 Jul 2015 GMT
Caribbean teams will compete for the title of Caribbean Dinghy Champion in Club Nautico de San Juan (CNSJ), Puerto Rico on October 16-18, 2015. ...
2015 Volvo RS Feva Grand Prix overall
By Sally Harbott, ,
6:19 PM Mon 6 Jul 2015 GMT
The fourth Volvo RS Feva Grand Prix of the 2014/2015 season took place at Burnham on Crouch at the weekend and was hosted by the Burnham Sailing Club. Saturday saw 24 boats entered, and strong winds predominantly from the South West becoming more Southerly through the afternoon. ...
2015 Sunshine Coast Ocean Regatta - Day 3
By Del Morrison, Sunshine Coast ,
5:53 PM Mon 6 Jul 2015 GMT
Today was meant to be a lay day for competitors in the IRC Qld State Titles and the Sunshine Coast Ocean Regatta. Instead they were still on the water but in completely different vessels having swapped their monohulls and multis for kayaks. They may have downsized their vessels but their competitiveness was still oversized in the Kayak Challenge sponsored by Viking Kayaks. ...
Flying Fifteen Southern Championships overall
By afloat.ie, ,
5:45 PM Mon 6 Jul 2015 GMT
The Flying Fifteen Southern Championships hosted by WHSC in Dunmore East took place in classic Dunmore East conditions with its SW winds and large waves at the weekend ...
2015 Irish Fireball Nationals Overall
By afloat.ie, ,
5:16 PM Mon 6 Jul 2015 GMT
2015 Irish Fireball Nationals – Barry McCartin and Conor Kinsella (15114) put together an almost flawless defence of their 2014 title in Dunmore East over this past weekend writes Cormac Bradley. Almost flawless? They dropped one race in the nine-race event, finishing second in race seven, but winning all other races ...
2015 Solo Northern Championship overall
By Hollingworth Lake Sailing Club, ,
4:45 PM Mon 6 Jul 2015 GMT
This year Hollingworth Lake hosted the 2015 Solo Northern Series Championship, sponsored by Goacher Sails and provided a wide variety of conditions for sailors to enjoy. Sunday’s racing was for the Travellers Series (separate results shown) while others had joined to compete on Saturday only. ...
Wild Oats XI - Henri Lloyd technical clothing partner
By Henri Lloyd Australia, Crows Nest ,
4:26 PM Mon 6 Jul 2015 GMT
When the crew of supermaxi Wild Oats XI look for new wet weather gear they demand the latest in technology and the best in performance. Henri Lloyd is again their gear of choice signing a new contract with the iconic British marine technical clothing company until 2017. ...
2015 Noble Streaker National Championships – Day 2 overall
By Lawrence Creaser, ,
4:12 PM Mon 6 Jul 2015 GMT
2015 Noble Streaker National Championships – With a stronger breeze than initially anticipated, the fleet launched in glamorous sunny conditions to resume the 40th Championships. ...
2015 Transatlantic Race – Boats are in hot pursuit
By Jan Harley, ,
3:48 PM Mon 6 Jul 2015 GMT
2015 Transatlantic Race – Comanche, Rambler 88, Phaedo3 and Paradox – the four fastest boats – are now in hot pursuit of the remainder of the fleet. ...
New online course for boaters - All about Marine Radio
By BoatUS, ,
3:19 PM Mon 6 Jul 2015 GMT
If you put 10 boaters in a room with a working marine VHF radio, how many could call for help, call a friend, or share a navigational hazard with nearby boaters? ...
2015 SCOR and Queensland IRC State Titles – Day 2
By Del Morrison, Sunshine Coast ,
3:09 PM Mon 6 Jul 2015 GMT
SCOR and Queensland IRC State Titles – The day started with Black Jack Too, Corum and Gauntlet leading the competition after the first day’s racing. The second day saw light breezes with swifting winds averaging only five kts. ...
World ARC - A warm welcome to Niue and Vava’u
By World Cruising Club, ,
11:48 AM Mon 6 Jul 2015 GMT
Niue was an unexpected haven for the World ARC yachts after what was a tougher than the usual passage. Some of the yachts missed Suwarrow as a result of a low-pressure trough that gave twenty-four hours of strong gale force winds, sailing direct to Niue. ...
Changes ahead for World Sailing - Interview with new ISAF CEO.
By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team, ,
11:38 AM Mon 6 Jul 2015 GMT
Last week ISAF announced the appointment of a new CEO, Peter Sowrey.
He is not a long time ISAF face, as his predecessor Jerome Pels was, little is known of him in the wider sailing world. ...
Royal Southern YC Champagne Joseph Perrier July Regatta overall
By Phil Riley, ,
11:29 AM Mon 6 Jul 2015 GMT
Champagne Joseph Perrier July Regatta – The Royal Southern Yacht Club’s deserved reputation for top-flight race organisation has spread far from The Solent, so it is no surprise that the regatta attracted racers from beyond the club’s Hamble River base. ...
Gulf countries urged to relax cruising restrictions
By Gulf Craft, ,
10:46 AM Mon 6 Jul 2015 GMT
Middle East governments should consider easing restrictions on travelling between states to boost the region’s tourism industry and support the fast-developing yachting and cruise market, says Mohammed Hussein Al Shaali, Chairman of the UAE-based yacht and boat builder, Gulf Craft. ...
We got our Maloneys and Meechs muddled, again
By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, Melbourne, VIC ,
9:41 AM Mon 6 Jul 2015 GMT
With two Maloneys and two Meechs competing in the Olympic classes, we occasionally get confused.
It happened again this morning in the Sail-World NZ newsletter editorial when we wrongly advised that Sam Meech had been included in the NZ team for the Pre-Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. ...
Nautitech - The first Open 40 in Australia
By Jason Chipp, ,
5:58 AM Mon 6 Jul 2015 GMT
Branded since 1994 and with the very pleasant CEO Bruno Voisard practically at the helm ever since, Nautitech has long been regarded as the vessel of choice for those wanting a production built catamaran with an emphasis on performance. The new Nautitech ‘Open’ 40 name relates to the Voisard-Lombard vision of a sailing/living space unlike any other; a disproportionate amount of living space ...
2015 Transatlantic Race - Phaedo3 - Next stop Cowes + Video
By Rachel Jaspersen, ,
5:26 AM Mon 6 Jul 2015 GMT
Lloyd Thornburg’s Phadeo3 is fully powered up and already pulling away from some of the fastest race-boats in the world including the 100-foot long monohull Comanche, 88-foot Rambler 88, and the 63-foot trimaran Paradox ...
2015 Marblehead to Halifax Ocean Race - Images by Leighton O'Connor
By Leighton O'Connor, ,
4:53 AM Mon 6 Jul 2015 GMT
Photographer Leighton O'Connor provided these images from 2015 Marblehead to Halifax Ocean Race. ...
Transatlantic Race 2015 - Third start images by George Bekris
By Donna Erichsen, Newport, RI ,
4:39 AM Mon 6 Jul 2015 GMT
Photographer George Bekris was on water to capture these images from Transatlantic Race 2015. ...
2015 49er/FX Open European Championships - Starts in Porto today
By Cora Zillich, ,
4:15 AM Mon 6 Jul 2015 GMT
The 49er and 49erFX European Championships (6-12 July) will start in Porto, Portugal today with the 49erFX – Women’s skiff starting racing today, Monday, 6th July and the 49er - Men’s skiff joining the action from tomorrow, Tuesday, 7th July. ...
2015 Transatlantic Race - Halfway Back to the old country
By Jan Harley, ,
3:46 AM Mon 6 Jul 2015 GMT
Passing the eastern extremity of Point Alpha, the ice exclusion zone, yesterday evening, Mariette of 1915 has passed the halfway stage of the Transatlantic Race 2015 between Newport, R.I., and southwest England’s Lizard Point. The 138-foot long gaff schooner continues to make good progress, despite enduring gale force westerlies to the south of a fast moving depression. ...
Dan Slater reports on Day 4 of the 2015 Laser Worlds in Kingston
By Dan Slater, The Water Shed, Kingston, Canada ,
3:44 AM Mon 6 Jul 2015 GMT
Tough Day at the Office - Day 4 Laser Worlds. Today the breeze was 4-8 knots and shifting up to 20 degrees but not so often making the beats to windward often with just one large shift. For the sailors some of them had some very good luck and showed some skill while others had it all go against them when leading the fleet making the day frustrating. ...