Top of the Gulf day 1 - thoroughly uncooperative weather
By Guy Nowell, Sail-World.com, Jomtien Beach, Pattaya ,
4:13 PM Fri 1 May 2015 GMT
The Top of the Gulf Regatta out of Ocean Marina Yacht Club at Jomtien Beach, Pattaya, has established a good reputation for itself over the last ten years. Good quality fleets, a very attractive location, hard and fast racing on flat water, and quietly efficient race management. That’s what it takes – that’s all it takes! ...
Extreme Sailing Series™ – SAP on form in the fog
By Extreme Sailing Series™, ,
3:53 PM Fri 1 May 2015 GMT
Land Rover Extreme Sailing Series™ – After mother nature forced the cancellation of racing on day one of the Act 3, Qingdao, today the dense fog lifted just enough for race director Phil Lawrence to squeeze in nine tight races, in front of the crowds that lined the shores of Fushan Bay. Replay the day’s racing here ...
Second annual CanAm Challenge – Registration open
By Youngstown Yacht Club, ,
3:14 PM Fri 1 May 2015 GMT
The Youngstown Yacht Club volunteers are back at it, planning for year two of the CanAm Challenge. Registration is open and we are up to 56 entries so far. ...
Extreme Sailing Series – Fog lifts for day 2
By Oman Sail, ,
2:45 PM Fri 1 May 2015 GMT
Extreme Sailing Series – The fog lifted just enough in Fushan Bay in Qingdao, China, to get some racing in on day two and cleared the way for Oman Air and The Wave, Muscat to climb the leaderboard ...
Top of the Gulf Regatta 2015 Day 1- A tough day on the water
By Duncan Worthington, Bangkok ,
2:38 PM Fri 1 May 2015 GMT
As the boats headed out for the first day of racing an onshore storm was building. On the keelboat and multihull courses Principal Race Officer Denis Thompson got the fleet into sequence and underway on a windward/leeward course in a moderate breeze. ...
Baltic 4 Nations Rally joins World Cruising Club portfolio
By World Cruising Club, ,
2:10 PM Fri 1 May 2015 GMT
The delivery of this summer's Baltic 4 Nations Rally, as well as all the events and activities of Sailing Rallies Ltd has been taken over by the world's leading sailing rally specialists World Cruising Club, organisers of the annual Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) ...
Old Mutual Top Dog Trophy Series – Finale overall
By RHKYC Media, ,
1:18 PM Fri 1 May 2015 GMT
The finale of the Old Mutual Top Dog Trophy Series 2014-2015 took place in Hong Kong today, completing a series of four pursuit races to decide the top performing boat for the season. ...
ISAF President - I have a dream !
By Dan Ibsen, ,
11:50 AM Fri 1 May 2015 GMT
ISAF president Carlo Croce took everybody by surprise during the signing of contract for ISAF World Sailing Championships 2018 in Aarhus. Kiteboarding and Paralympic Classes should become part of the event. ...
Collinson FX Market Commentary- May 1 - Rate cut looms next week
By Collinson FX, ,
11:41 AM Fri 1 May 2015 GMT
The AUD was also hit overnight, with speculation the RBA will cut interest rates next week, reducing their own interest rate margins. The AUD dropped to test 0.7900, on the downside, despite a falling USD. The Bank of Japan confirmed their own record QE, ensuring the global currency wars go forward, with the obvious exception of a major global player ..New Zealand!? ...
Volvo Ocean Race - All tangled up
By Volvo Ocean Race, ,
11:18 AM Fri 1 May 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - Tactical decisions, exhaustion – and seaweed – were the main preoccupations of the fleet midway through leg six on Friday as the teams hurtled towards a point east of the Caribbean ...
2015 Cronulla J24 Short Course Regatta - Entries open
By J24 Australia, ,
10:49 AM Fri 1 May 2015 GMT
The Macquart Marine Cronulla J24 Short Course Regatta is on for the 6-8 June 2015 (Queens Birthday Long weekend). ...
Gaastra PalmaVela 2015 - Opening day images by Ingrid Abery
By Ingrid Abery, ,
10:15 AM Fri 1 May 2015 GMT
Gaastra PalmaVela 2015 - Opening day images by Ingrid Abery ...
Next edition of the St-Barth Cata Cup begins in November 2015
By Dominique Ladouceur, ,
9:31 AM Fri 1 May 2015 GMT
The eighth edition of what is claimed as being the international F18 not-to-miss event is back this year from November 18 to 22, 2015. Amateurs and professionals from all over the world will come together for one week of races and activities. ...
Volvo Ocean Race - 70% reconstruído! Team Vestas Wind perto do retorno
By Volvo Ocean Race, ,
9:26 AM Fri 1 May 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - Uma boa notícia para a equipe dinamarquesa. A reconstrução do Team Vestas Wind avança em 70% e o barco tem tudo para voltar à disputa da Volvo Ocean Race depois do incidente na segunda etapa do evento ...
Volvo Ocean Race - Seaweed and more seaweed
By Volvo Ocean Race, ,
8:19 AM Fri 1 May 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - Seaweed has played a big part in the last 1000nm of racing, with all teams reporting they have had to stop and back down to clear the foils ...
SB20 fleet welcomes new sponsors for 2015 Grand Slam Series
By True Angle, ,
4:49 AM Fri 1 May 2015 GMT
The SB20 class is looking forward to its first Grand Slam event of the 2015 season at the stunning venue of Hyeres in the South of France, from May 1-3, 2015. ...
America’s Cup Community Sailing Project to create a legacy for Bermuda
By America's Cup, ,
4:19 AM Fri 1 May 2015 GMT
The America’s Cup is teaming up with some of the biggest names in the marine industry to launch an ambitious Community Sailing Project, with a focus on leaving a sporting legacy in Bermuda. ...
SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week 2015- Classic Yachts call to enter
By Tracey Johnstone, Magnetic Island ,
3:59 AM Fri 1 May 2015 GMT
The call has gone out for entrants to join in the newly introduced Classic Yacht Class for the ninth annual SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week. Yachts with time on their side and built for racing in an earlier era are encouraged to join the regatta which has a relaxed and friendly style. Often these boats are found to be good examples of tradition and craftsmanship ...
Canadian Head of Sailing World Cup - directs an ISAF success - video
By Rob Kothe & Jedda Murphy, ,
3:11 AM Fri 1 May 2015 GMT
Sail-World.com has often been critical of ISAF decision making and sadly it seem will have reasons to continue to be so, but frankly it does look like ISAF is gradually getting things right with the Sailing World Cup. ...
The first day of the test event confirms the new Azzurra’s potential
By Azzurra Sailing Team, ,
2:53 AM Fri 1 May 2015 GMT
Azzurra kicked off the PalmaVela test event with results that confirm the performance potential of the new boat. The first day of racing at PalmaVela saw Azzurra start with an encouraging second place finish in first race followed by a fourth place in second. Winds were light and southerly in Palma’s bay and favoured the left side of the course where the land mass creates breezes and a good lift. ...
11th TOG attracts overseas sailors
By TOG Event Media, Jomtien Beach, Thailand ,
2:35 AM Fri 1 May 2015 GMT
Sailors are competing for three perennial trophies: Top of the Gulf Regatta trophy, the prestigious Coronation Cup, competed for by the one-design platu class, and the Thailand Optimist National Championships, which combined make the award-winning Top of the Gulf Regatta one of the most diverse class line-ups in the region. ...
2015 Antigua Sailing Week - Day 4 + Video
By Louay Habib, ,
1:55 AM Fri 1 May 2015 GMT
With just one race to go tomorrow, several class winners have now been decided at Antigua Sailing Week. Two yachts in particular have emerged as contenders for the overall prize - the Lord Nelson Trophy - one of the Caribbean's most famous yachting prizes. Ross Applebey's Oyster 48, Scarlet Oyster, and Jonty Layfield's CS40, Sleeper Ugo, both have perfect scores racing in large classes. ...
Singapore Yacht Show 2015 – in the rear view mirror
By Guy Nowell, Sail-World.com, Hong Kong ,
1:53 AM Fri 1 May 2015 GMT
For four afternoons in a row the heavens opened and dumped. And then they dumped some more. By the fourth day we really wondered if there was any more to be had – but there was, and if anything it was more than the first three days. With the show starting at 1300h every day this was not the sort of weather to encourage the crowds out on to the pontoons, and certainly the docks looked to be sparsel ...
Volvo Ocean Race - Fleet awaits a solid right-hand shift
By Volvo Ocean Race, ,
8:14 PM Thu 30 Apr 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - The fleet has exhibited much more subtle behavior in the past 12 hours. The six teams are eagerly awaiting a very solid right-hand shift north. ...
Volvo Ocean Race-El 70 por ciento del Vestas Wind ya está reconstruido
By Volvo Ocean Race, ,
5:31 PM Thu 30 Apr 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - La mayor parte de los tripulantes de Team Vestas Wind trabajan en estos momentos en el astillero de Persico en Bergamo, Italia, para lograr que el barco embarrancado en el Indico el 29 de noviembre pasado esté listo para la salida de la etapa 8, Lisboa-Lorient. El 70% de la reconstrucción está acabada, y se ha realizado en la mitad del tiempo normalmente necesario. ...