2015 Pyefleet Week - Big Wednesday fun
By Fiona Brown, ,
1:47 AM Thu 6 Aug 2015 GMT
Light airs, overcast but warm weather and lots of fun were the order of the day on AOC and Just Trays Big Wednesday at Pyefleet Week 2015 supported by Zhik. Big Wednesday is one of the highlights of the week and is run in memory of the late Reg White, Tornado Olympic Gold Medallist and life long member and supporter of regatta host Brightlingsea Sailing Club. ...
2015 505 European Championship - Day 1
By Nina Hylander, Varberg ,
4:03 PM Wed 5 Aug 2015 GMT
Lovely weather on the first day of racing. The conditions were shifty and with high sea and strong current and dropping wind. The Race Committee are pleased that two races could be finished in these rather difficult conditions. ...
2015 Copa del Rey MAPFRE – Bronenosec shines at coastal race
By 52 Super Series, ,
4:00 PM Wed 5 Aug 2015 GMT
2015 Copa del Rey MAPFRE – It was not exactly a coastal classic, but Vladimir Liubomirov and his crew won the 30 miles race for the 52 Super Series on Palma Bay, Quantum Racing took second with Platoon third ...
2015 Copa del Rey MAPFRE – Coastal race images by Max Ranchi
By Max Ranchi, ,
3:02 PM Wed 5 Aug 2015 GMT
2015 Copa del Rey MAPFRE – Coastal race images by Max Ranchi ...
2015 Copa del Rey MAPFRE – Day 2 overall
By Regata Copa del Rey, ,
2:23 PM Wed 5 Aug 2015 GMT
Today the eight classes of the 34 Copa del Rey MAPFRE competed for the first time. A spectacular fleet of 135 boats filled the bay of Palma and were able to sail the two races scheduled. The provisional leaders after the second day of racing are eight teams from six different nationalities ...
Neil Pryde UKLA National and Open Laser Championships – Day 3 overall
By UKLA, ,
2:05 PM Wed 5 Aug 2015 GMT
Neil Pryde UKLA National and Open Laser Championships – Today’s forecast of high winds and high swell for the west of Cornwall proved to be correct as the sailors were greeted with both when they arrived at the beach this morning. ...
Collinson FX Market Commentary - Aug 5 - NZ Dairy hits 10 year low
By Collinson FX, ,
1:54 PM Wed 5 Aug 2015 GMT
Dairy prices hit new lows, breaking a 10 year low, driving the NZD to 0.6520. Commodity currencies are suffering lack of global demand enhanced by Central Bank activity enabling the currency to counter the falling prices. Look for NZ Employment to influence local markets. ...
Neil Pryde UKLA National and Open Laser Championships – Day 2
By UKLA, ,
1:48 PM Wed 5 Aug 2015 GMT
Neil Pryde UKLA National and Open Laser Championships – Overnight in Mount’s Bay the wind blew hard, but come daybreak it had eased so that the initial overnight forecast was a little over optimistic. However, with Radio four discussing the large swell that was forecast for the west of Cornwall, conditions were set to be interesting ...
2015 PWA World Cup Tenerife – Day 2 + Video
By Chris Yates, ,
1:30 PM Wed 5 Aug 2015 GMT
2015 PWA World Cup Tenerife – Marc Paré comes out on top of the youth's as the main event remains on hold. There was plenty of hope ahead of the second day, but unfortunately conditions never quite materialised enough to get the pro contests underway. Earlier in the day the single elimination of the youth’s contest was completed as Marc Paré managed to come out on top ...
2015 AAM Cowes Week – Zara Phillips joins rugby legends
By Artemis Challenge, ,
1:13 PM Wed 5 Aug 2015 GMT
2015 Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week – Zara Phillips will join rugby stars Sylvain Marconet, Gavin Hastings and husband Mike Tindall to do battle one more time for a £10,000 charity prize fund ...
Clipper Round World Race announces Dutch port of Den Helder as host
By Clipper Ventures, ,
12:55 PM Wed 5 Aug 2015 GMT
For third time in Clipper Race’s history, Clipper Round the World Yacht Race crew will receive a warm Dutch welcome in Den Helder in the penultimate race of the Atlantic Homecoming leg eight ...
2015 Scottish Musto Skiff Championship overall
By Ian Ellis, ,
12:37 PM Wed 5 Aug 2015 GMT
2015 Scottish Musto Skiff Championship – On the weekend of 1-2 August a strong fleet of 15 Musto Skiffs gathered at Chanonry Sailing Club, Fortrose in the North of Scotland for the most northern UK skiff Traveller to date. The event was combined with a Scottish Skiff series event ...
2015 Fuerteventura VKWC Kitesurf World Cup – Day 2 action
By VKWC, ,
11:59 AM Wed 5 Aug 2015 GMT
Today the Virgin Kitesurf World Championships got started with a full day of action on the crystal clear waters of Sotavento beach, with spectators lining up to watch the first rounds of the Men's and Women's freestyle event. ...
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – Financial tech leader to debut
By Clipper Ventures, ,
10:36 AM Wed 5 Aug 2015 GMT
2015 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – The UK’s leading financial technology firm is set to continue its extreme sporting prowess by sponsoring a team. LMAX Exchange will be making its global ocean-racing debut at the end of the month when the 40,000 nautical mile race begins in London. ...
2015 Kite Foil Gold Cup – Wrap up + Video
By St. Francis Yacht Club, ,
9:32 AM Wed 5 Aug 2015 GMT
Kite Foil Gold Cup – This past weekend, St. Francis Yacht Club along with the International Kiteboarding Association and the KiteFoil Class hosted the third stop of the largest kiting event in the world. Sixty-nine competitors from 14 nations sported the latest hydrofoiling technology as they took to the water at top speeds over the course of a four-day, highly competitive regatta. ...
Free-to-Join North American Rally to Caribbean departs in November
By Barby MacGowan, ,
9:08 AM Wed 5 Aug 2015 GMT
The 16th annual North American Rally to the Caribbean (NARC), which is free for participants to join, departs November 1, 2015 (or best weather window near that date) from Newport R.I. The NARC’s primary purpose is to encourage boats that are heading south from the U.S. East Coast to join together for socials, discounts, and shared weather routing. ...
New Zealand 49ers lead International Sailing Week in Rio de Janeiro
By Ben Remocker 49er.org, ,
8:40 AM Wed 5 Aug 2015 GMT
The second day of races in classes 49er and 49erFX was long, with more hoped for in terms of the wind. But on a winter sunny Rio de Janeiro there is no way the wind won’t even appear. ...
Zhik 29er Worlds - 195 crews from 25 nations rock up in Wales
By Jerelyn Biehl, ,
5:27 AM Wed 5 Aug 2015 GMT
Brand new facilities at the Plas Heli Welsh National Sailing Academy in Pwllheli, Wales will play host to 195 teams representing 25 nations for the 2015 Zhik 29er World Championship taking place eighth - fourteenth August. ...
2015 International Cadet World Championships – Day 3
By Peter Campbell, ,
5:04 AM Wed 5 Aug 2015 GMT
In Britain more than 500 International Cadet dinghies are raced regularly in fleets around the UK. In Australia the number is probably between 50 and 60; in Hobart the regular racing fleet is around 12-15 boats, all sailing out of Sandy Bay Sailing Club. ...
2015 North American Masters Championship - Battled for podium
By Sunfish Class, ,
4:26 AM Wed 5 Aug 2015 GMT
The invasion of the Sunfish continued this week. Not to be outdone by the 40 boat fleet at Wequaquet Lake Yacht Club on Cape Cod for last week's Regional Championships, 45 Sunfish sailors from 15 states descended on Massapoag for the 2015 North American Masters Championship. ...
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4:22 AM Wed 5 Aug 2015 GMT
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2015 RS200 Nationals, Abersoch – Day 3
By M.J. Gifford, ,
4:03 AM Wed 5 Aug 2015 GMT
Today started in an interesting way for your correspondent. The wind at 6am had reached a level that was making the floorboards in his bedroom rise and fall. Luckily the aftermath of the previous day’s survival celebration meant it was possible to register this and roll over with the assumption that sailing might be off. ...
2015 Pyefleet Week - Challenging sailing on Day 3
By Fiona Brown, ,
3:30 AM Wed 5 Aug 2015 GMT
Strong winds were the main feature of the third day of racing at Pyefleet Week 2015 supported by Zhik where all fleets have now completed three of the scheduled races. Fortunately the southwesterly winds were with the flooding tide throughout the racing day preventing the seas from becoming too rough, although the conditions were still very challenging. ...
2015 WIM Series - Undefeated in Lysekil
By WIM Series, ,
3:04 AM Wed 5 Aug 2015 GMT
Local hope Caroline Sylvan is undefeated and alone at the top of Lysekil Women’s Match, the second stage of the 2015 WIM Series, after a first day severely shortened when the wind died just before lunch. Although French Anne-Claire Le Berre has three victories in as many matches, she also received a zero, five point deduction after a collision. ...
2015 Copa del Rey Mapfre - Back to back wins
By Giuliano Luzzatto, ,
2:42 AM Wed 5 Aug 2015 GMT
The Yacht Club Costa Smeralda's TP 52 has started the Copa del Rey, the fourth event in the 52 Super Series, with a fabulous double win. Alegre gets two second places while Quantum and Platoon each finished third. ...