2015 Etchells North American Championship - Online entry available now
By Nicole Jacques, ,
5:34 AM Wed 1 Jul 2015 GMT
2015 Etchells North American Championship - Ever thought you could have it all? Well, you can! The Etchells North American Championship, presented by Vineyard Vines, is going to held this Fall at American Yacht Club in Rye, New York, September 10-12. And Rye is less than 30 miles from New York City, the town that never sleeps, so there's plenty for partners, spouses, and children to do. ...
2015 Melges 24 World Champs - First leader comes from Czech Republic
By Melges 24, ,
5:03 AM Wed 1 Jul 2015 GMT
The first day of the 2015 Melges 24 World Championship has finished in Middelfart, Denmark with a ninety-five boats on the starting line. The event is organized by Match Racing Denmark along with the Middelfart Sailing Club in cooperation with International Melges 24 Class Association. ...
2015 Dragon Edinburgh Cup - Day 1 images by Fiona Brown
By Fiona Brown, ,
4:31 AM Wed 1 Jul 2015 GMT
Photographer Fiona Brown captured these photos from 2015 Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust Dragon Edinburgh Cup being held in Largs. ...
470 Open European Champs - Close racing wraps up qualification series
By International 470 Class Association, ,
4:19 AM Wed 1 Jul 2015 GMT
Stunning racing conditions on day two at the 2015 470 Open European Championships in Aarhus, Denmark wrapped up the qualification series. The breeze ranged between six to ten knots, swinging round to keep teams on their toes, under a mainly blue sky. From Wednesday 1 July, teams will race in gold and silver fleets for the six-race final series. ...
‘Highway helmsmen’ heading for Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2015
By Rob Mundle, ,
3:57 AM Wed 1 Jul 2015 GMT
As the fleet for Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2015 continues to grow at a record pace, a new trend is emerging: a sizeable increase in interest in the regatta from ‘highway helmsmen’ – trailable yacht owners. ...
Land Rover Sydney GC Yacht Race - Entries reach 60 as deadline looms
By Di Pearson, ,
3:39 AM Wed 1 Jul 2015 GMT
2015 Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race - With the July 10 close of entry deadline approaching, yachts representing a wide spectrum of eras are among the most recent signed on for the 2015 Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race, bringing participants to 60 for the race which starts on Saturday 25 July. ...
Girls on top on opening day of 2015 Dragon Edinburgh Cup
By British Dragon Association, ,
2:45 AM Wed 1 Jul 2015 GMT
The opening day of the 2015 Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust Edinburgh Cup in Largs certainly lived up to the Clyde's reputation for being able to deliver almost every weather condition within a matter of moments. The weather gods threw everything from less than three to almost thirty knots at the twenty strong International Dragon fleet in rapid succession ...
2015 Laser World Championship - Opening today
By Marianne Davis, ,
2:26 AM Wed 1 Jul 2015 GMT
2015 Laser World Championship - The Opening Ceremony will be held today, July 1, at 6:30pm in Downtown Kingston at Confederation Park. There will be a parade of the 159 World Class Athletes representing 64 different Nations lead by Kingston’s own world champion Town Crier, Chris Whyman. ...
Soften the ride with Zhik Deckbeaters
By Liz Rushall, Emsworth, UK ,
11:49 PM Tue 30 Jun 2015 GMT
Recognising its not just dinghy sailors who need hiking shorts, Zhik’s Deckbeaters® will soften the ride on hard decks when hiking over toerails or sitting and trimming for long periods. Yacht sailing is fundamentally a ‘sitting down sport’, which after a long day afloat can become hard on the backside and also on your back. ...
2015 Transatlantic Race – Age is just a number
By Barby MacGowan, ,
8:27 PM Tue 30 Jun 2015 GMT
2015 Transatlantic Race – With 13 boats having left Sunday, a second group of 20 is likewise due to begin the journey this Wednesday from a staging area across from Castle Hill Lighthouse in Narragansett Bay’s East Passage. ...
2015 ORC World Championship – New leaders emerge
By ORC Media, ,
8:12 PM Tue 30 Jun 2015 GMT
2015 ORC World Championship – With a more favorable forecast in hand despite the continued hot weather, race managers from the Real Club Nautico de Barcelona had only a brief postponement this morning before getting the fleet out of the Port Vell harbor and racing today. ...
Volvo Race - Oceans Seminar taking a stance against ocean pollution
By Ian Thomson, Gothenburg ,
6:37 PM Tue 30 Jun 2015 GMT
Yachting has a close relationship with the ocean and in this edition of the race, in the leg from Abu Dhabi to Sanya, they passed through the Malacca Straits. Every skipper and several of the crew expressed their concern of the rising issue of debris in the ocean, in particular, plastic. A fantastic short film was created and can be seen below. Bouwe Bekking sums it up when he says ‘It’s not funny ...
35th America's Cup and AC Tour host announced
By Tucker Thompson, ,
6:17 PM Tue 30 Jun 2015 GMT
“TV and Public Host of the 35th America’s Cup!” As a sailing TV announcer, when the America’s Cup gives you that title you’ve arrived. That’s exactly Tucker Thompson’s new role. ...
2015 Transatlantic Race – Two schools of thought
By Jan Harley, ,
5:46 PM Tue 30 Jun 2015 GMT
2015 Transatlantic Race – Since passing the exclusion zones yesterday – around Nantucket Shoals and, further to the east, the Northern Right Whale Critical habitat – the 13-strong first wave of boats competing in the Transatlantic Race has entered the Atlantic proper now, where it has divided in two groups. ...
2015 Finn Junior World Championships – Finn Silver Cup overall
By Robert Deaves, ,
5:29 PM Tue 30 Jun 2015 GMT
Ondrej Teply (CZE) has started the 2015 Finn Junior World Championships for the Silver Cup in the best possible way, after winning both races on the opening day. Stig Steinfurth (DEN) is second with Andre Hojen Christiansen (DEN) in the third. ...
Team SCA’s Stacey Jackson reviews her VOR ahead of new adventures
By Tracey Johnstone, Mooloolaba ,
5:26 PM Tue 30 Jun 2015 GMT
After more than 40,000 miles of extreme offshore racing in the Volvo Ocean Race and two years of living a different life of being told what to do, eat, wear and say, it’s time to start a new journey for Team SCA’s Stacey Jackson. ...
2015 ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championships - One week to go
By Fettje Osinga, Monnickendam ,
5:13 PM Tue 30 Jun 2015 GMT
It’s exactly one week to go until the 2015 ISAF Women’s Match Racing World Championships. The two top ranked Dutch teams (Team Zuiderbaan and Team She Sails) are getting ready by making their final training hours on the water at Waterland Monnickendam, before traveling to Middelfart Denmark where the first races will start on the eighth of July. ...
2015 Stena Match Cup Sweden – Berntsson on the charge
By WMRT, ,
5:00 PM Tue 30 Jun 2015 GMT
2015 Stena Match Cup Sweden – Local favourite Johnie Berntsson (SWE) and his Berntsson Sailing Team took full advantage of the champagne sailing conditions in Marstrand today with six wins out of seven races in Qualifying at the third World Championship event of the 2015 World Match Racing Tour (WMRT). ...
Psychological and emotional preparation for offshore sailing
By Roger Friesen, ,
3:47 PM Tue 30 Jun 2015 GMT
So, you’ve made the decision to sail offshore. For most people, preparation for offshore sailing means getting the boat equipped and organized for a long passage; ensuring that all systems are working well and that all the checklists are getting ticked off. ...
2015 ORC World Championship – Races 3 and 4 images by Max Ranchi
By Max Ranchi, ,
3:29 PM Tue 30 Jun 2015 GMT
2015 ORC World Championship, Barcelona – Races 3 and 4 images by Max Ranchi ...
2015 Kieler Woche – 29er Class overall
By Debbie Darling, ,
3:03 PM Tue 30 Jun 2015 GMT
2015 Kieler Woche – Kiel Week 2015 saw ten GBR 29ers competing within the 85 strong fleet from 15 countries. The fleet was split into three flights racing a windward leeward course ...
America's Cup - On board with Emirates Team NZ training in the Solent
By Sail-World.com NZL, ,
12:33 PM Tue 30 Jun 2015 GMT
Images from top UK photographer, Mark Lloyd on board as Emirates Team NZ train off in the Solent, ahead of the first of the America's Cup World Series regattas to be sailed later this month from Portsmouth.
Six teams will contest the regatta, sailing AC45's which have been fitted with an identical foil package. ...
470 Europeans- Kiwis lie in second and fifth after Day 1 in Denmark
By NZL Sailing Team, ,
9:59 AM Tue 30 Jun 2015 GMT
Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie have opened the 2015 470 Olympic Sailing European Championships brilliantly with two wins and a second on the first day of racing in Arhus, Denmark. Team Jolly report, “Awesome fun! Rather shifty and crazy conditions, very small split fleets of around 22 - Rather different to the fleets we have been sailing in recently! ...
Red Bull Foiling Generation - UK qualification rounds at WPNSA
By WPNSA, ,
9:52 AM Tue 30 Jun 2015 GMT
Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) hosted the Red Bull Foiling Generation last week, June 27-28, for the British qualification rounds. The global sailing series is open to talented sailors aged 16-20 who will be racing the innovative Flying Phantom class catamarans. ...
AAM Cowes Week – Ladies Day Trophy nominations open
By AAM Cowes Week, ,
9:33 AM Tue 30 Jun 2015 GMT
2015 Ladies Day Trophy – Cowes Week Ltd announces nominations are now open for the coveted trophy and plans to turn Cowes navy-and-white in a fabulous celebration of women in sailing, this year sponsored by island beauty brand, Liz Earle Naturally Active. ...