Extreme Sailing Series set to return to Sydney Harbour
By Neil Patchett, ,
2:27 AM Wed 5 Aug 2015 GMT
High-speed catamaran racing is set to return to Sydney Harbour in 2015, with the NSW Government securing the final stage of this year’s Extreme Sailing Series. ...
Boaters reminded to prevent fuel spills on waterways
By AAP Medianet, ,
2:17 AM Wed 5 Aug 2015 GMT
Roads and Maritime Services is reminding vessel operators of their legal responsibility not to pollute the state’s waterways after an incident at Coffs Harbour Monday afternoon. ...
Azzurra’s polished perfection leads Copa del Rey
By 52 Super Series, ,
1:56 AM Wed 5 Aug 2015 GMT
Azzurra made the best possible start to their 34th Copa del Rey Mapfre with two straight wins on the Bay of Palma capitalising on two strong starts to lead at each and every mark today. The crew which won the world championships last month on the same waters earn themselves a lead of two points over Andy Soriano’s Alegre. ...
Etchells Invitational Regatta for the Gertrude Cup – Day 3
By Rupert Holmes, ,
4:17 PM Tue 4 Aug 2015 GMT
The penultimate day of the Etchells Invitational Regatta for the Gertrude Cup dawned bright and sunny, with a brisk south-westerly breeze averaging 18-22 knots, with stronger gusts and a forecast for the wind to continue to strengthen. ...
2015 Copa del Rey MAPFRE – Day 2 images by Max Ranchi
By Max Ranchi, ,
4:05 PM Tue 4 Aug 2015 GMT
2015 Copa del Rey MAPFRE – Day 2 images by Max Ranchi ...
Round the world yachtswoman Vicky Ellis opens Girls For Sail office
By Lorna Frazer, Cowes ,
3:26 PM Tue 4 Aug 2015 GMT
Round-the-world yachtswoman Vicky Ellis is to be guest of honour at an event hosted by Girls For Sail, the UK’s only all-female sailing school, to mark the start of Cowes Week. ...
2015 Mini Transat - Katrina Ham is the only Aussie in the race
By Barney Smith, Lorient ,
2:57 PM Tue 4 Aug 2015 GMT
Next month Katrina Ham, from Brisbane, will be on the start line of the Mini Transat race. She is the only Australian amongst the fleet of 74 competitors, the only competitor from the Southern hemisphere and one of only four women in the race. ...
Missing cruising solo veteran overboard
By Gregory Walton, ,
2:56 PM Tue 4 Aug 2015 GMT
A renowned yachtsman and British sailing champion has died after being found in distress off the Cornwall coast when his ‘back to basics’ bid to cross the Atlantic in a boat designed in 1908 ran into difficulty. ...
2015 Copa del Rey MAPFRE – Opening day overall + Video
By Regatta Copa del Rey, ,
2:24 PM Tue 4 Aug 2015 GMT
The first day of 34 Copa del Rey MAPFRE was marked by the presence of H.R.H. Felipe VI, who visited the Real Club Náutico de Palma to greet the crews before the start of the competition. ...
Collinson FX Market Commentary - Aug 4 - All rise in the US of A?
By Collinson FX, ,
1:53 PM Tue 4 Aug 2015 GMT
Everything points to a rise in interest rates, in the USA, pushing commodities and currencies lower. Yellen will look for a reason to defer, to enable the economy to continue to benefit low cost of capital, ignoring the real cost of excessive monetary inertia. ...
2015 PWA Slalom World Cup – Final day overall + Video
By Fuerteventura Worldcup, ,
1:41 PM Tue 4 Aug 2015 GMT
Antoine Albeau (RRD / NeilPryde) dominated in Fuerteventura as the reigning world champion cemented his place at the top of the overall rankings with a commanding performance. ...
Southampton Boat Show 2015 – Lots in store in the RYA members' lounge
By Emma Slater, ,
1:09 PM Tue 4 Aug 2015 GMT
Southampton Boat Show 2015 – You’ll have the chance to chat with a number of RYA Member Partner organisations who will be showcasing their products and services. ...
2015 PWA World Cup Tenerife – Inaugural day + Video
By Chris Yates, ,
1:08 PM Tue 4 Aug 2015 GMT
The inaugural day of the 2015 Tenerife PWA World Cup saw the wave fleets registering for the upcoming week of competition, whilst the opening three heats of the youth’s single elimination were completed before the tide became too high for the remainder of the contest to be concluded. With the conditions not improving the sailors were released at 4pm as attention turns towards tomorrow. ...
Super Typhoon Soudelor biggest storm of 2015
By Sail-World Cruising, ,
12:38 PM Tue 4 Aug 2015 GMT
Super Typhoon Soudelor has rapidly intensified in the Northwest Pacific, with sustained winds of 178 miles per hour (286km/hr), according to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC). As of 4 p.m. ET, the storm had estimated wind gusts to a horrific 218 miles per hour (351km/hr), or 190 knots ...
2015 YRA Second Half Opener – More images by pressure-drop.us
By pressure-drop.us, ,
12:18 PM Tue 4 Aug 2015 GMT
2015 YRA Second Half Opener – More images by pressure-drop.us ...
2015 YRA second half opener images by pressure-drop.us
By pressure-drop.us, ,
12:05 PM Tue 4 Aug 2015 GMT
2015 YRA second half opener images by pressure-drop.us ...
Jörg Beiderbeck - A great yacht designer has died
By Andreas Kling, ,
11:51 AM Tue 4 Aug 2015 GMT
Without question, he was considered as one of the great designers in the megayacht world, and enjoyed world-wide respect and recognition from owners, shipyards and among his colleagues. ...
Yachting Australia moves towards better deal for sailors
By Jane Gordon, ,
11:37 AM Tue 4 Aug 2015 GMT
Yachting Australia, with the unanimous support of State and Territory Associations, are a step closer to securing a stronger national governance, management and organisational structure creating closer relationships with Clubs and Classes and delivering increased participation in sailing. ...
Fuerteventura VKWC Kitesurf World Cup – Registration day + Video
By VKWC, ,
11:15 AM Tue 4 Aug 2015 GMT
Fuerteventura VKWC Kitesurf World Cup – The Virgin Kitesurf World Championship is extremely happy to be welcomed to Sotavento, Fuerteventura, for what is set to be an action-packed week for spectators and competitors alike. Sotavento is a spot that never fails to deliver in action and excitement, and this, being the 15th year of the Kitesurf World Cup, will be no exception. ...
2015 Rolex Fastnet Race – Record sized fleet
By James Boyd, ,
11:01 AM Tue 4 Aug 2015 GMT
2015 Rolex Fastnet Race – With a record-sized fleet of 335 in the running, the question who will win the title on handicap is a tough one. ...
RS500 Worlds off to a flying start
By Heather Chipperfield, ,
10:02 AM Tue 4 Aug 2015 GMT
2015 RS500 World Championships, hosted by Aquavitesse in The Netherlands, is off to a flying start. With an amazing entry just under 70 boats, the fleets were split into four flights for the first time, and a qualifying series of four races was held over the first two days. ...
WIM Lysekil Women’s Match Race – Klinkby ready to defend the title
By WIM Series, ,
9:43 AM Tue 4 Aug 2015 GMT
WIM Lysekil Women’s Match Race – World #1 Camilla Ulrikkeholm Klinkby has four consecutive victories, now aiming for a fifth triumph. ...
2015 Cadet World Championships – Day 1-2 overall + Video
By Fraglia Vela Riva, ,
9:24 AM Tue 4 Aug 2015 GMT
The Cadet World Championships are now under way at Riva del Garda. This double for the very young is an extremely organised class which boasts a long tradition. ...
The Arrow – The iconic Swan 36 Tarantella
By Nautor’s Swan, ,
9:08 AM Tue 4 Aug 2015 GMT
“Tarantella” is among the most recognized forms of traditional southern Italian music. Was it fate or chance that the first ever Swan built, back in 1966, should have a name with a strong Italian legacy? Maybe the story of Nautor’s Swan was already written… A boatbuilding company whose success is based on the perfect marriage of Finnish tradition and Italian flair and style. ...
RS200 National Championships - Day 1 + Video
By John McKelvie & Co, ,
5:39 AM Tue 4 Aug 2015 GMT
The RS 200 fleet has congregated at the South Caernarvonshire Yacht Club for the 2015 Volvo Noble Marine RS200 National Championships. It's a big year for the class, with updated sails and boats introduced, and with the support of some exciting new sponsors, as well as Volvo, Noble Marine, and Harken, who have long helped the class put on some of the best events in sailing. ...