Peter Harrison makes an ‘Awesome’ return to Airlie Beach Race Week
By Di Pearson, ,
2:54 AM Tue 4 Aug 2015 GMT
For Peter Harrison, last year's Airlie Beach Race Week was memorable for all the wrong reasons, because his yacht, Rumgutz, capsized on the first race day – but as the old saying goes, ‘You can’t keep a good man down’. ...
Latest Team Beau Geste to debut at Hamilton Island
By Lisa Ratcliff, ,
2:30 AM Tue 4 Aug 2015 GMT
Some of the best IRC boats in the world are heading to Hamilton Island this month for the IRC Australian Championship, reason enough for leading Hong Kong businessman Karl Kwok to launch a brand new TP52 in Auckland and debut it at his favourite Australian regatta destination. ...
EUROSAF Youth Sailing, European Championship, 2015
By John Friend, Brest ,
8:06 PM Mon 3 Aug 2015 GMT
The EUROSAF Youth Sailing, European Championship concluded in Brest on Sunday evening. The day dawned with sunshine and southerly winds of around 15 knots and after a fun repercharge race, for those unfortunate enough to not qualify for the medals races, racing got underway promptly at the scheduled time of 14.00. ...
2015 Copa del Rey – Day 1 images by Max Ranchi
By Max Ranchi, ,
3:17 PM Mon 3 Aug 2015 GMT
2015 Copa del Rey – Max Ranchi presents impressive images from day one, TP 52 practice race, and races one and two. ...
2015 Mini Transat Îles de Guadeloupe – 48 days to the start
By Mini Transat, ,
2:59 PM Mon 3 Aug 2015 GMT
The 2015 Mini Transat îles de Guadeloupe will be no different to previous editions in being a true laboratory for the latest developments in yacht design whose adoption will depend on how well they work and how practical they are. We look back on a race that is continually evolving. ...
Neil Pryde UKLA National and Open Laser Championships – Day 1
By UKLA, ,
1:21 PM Mon 3 Aug 2015 GMT
Neil Pryde UKLA National and Open Laser Championships – Located in the beautiful far west of Cornwall, Mount’s Bay Sailing Club are the hosts of this year’s Laser Nationals. With the beach stretching around the bay and St Michael’s Mount facing the clubhouse, the setting could not be more beautiful. ...
2015 Finistère Sail Tour – 106 boats are ready to set sail
By Tour Finistere Voile, ,
1:02 PM Mon 3 Aug 2015 GMT
2015 Finistère Sail Tour – The 106 boats have safely arrived in the Breton port of Roscoff and are ready to set sail on the first leg. Old hands and newcomers alike are delighted at the prospect of a fine week of racing along Finistère’s coastline ...
2015 Kite Foil Gold Cup – Challenging second half
By Steve Bodner, ,
12:44 PM Mon 3 Aug 2015 GMT
The second half of the Kite Foil Gold Cup was all about making progress overcoming obstacles. While there's still many dues to pay- the hard work paid off and I finally got around the course for the first time. A small victory but Ill take it. ...
Team SCA confirms UK racing program
By Victoria Low, ,
12:19 PM Mon 3 Aug 2015 GMT
Team SCA, the only all-female team to compete in the last edition of the Volvo Ocean Race, will once again return to competitive racing and take part in the iconic Rolex Fastnet Race in August. ...
Eurosaf Youth Championships – Final day overall
By John Friend, ,
12:01 PM Mon 3 Aug 2015 GMT
Perfect conditions for this last day of the Eurosaf Youth Championships, sunshine and a 15 knots South wind to welcome the competitors on the water for the first race of the day at 12:00, the “fun race”. ...
2015 Sprint 15 National Championships overall
By David Groom, ,
11:38 AM Mon 3 Aug 2015 GMT
The Sprint 15 National Championships was held at Netley Sailing Club over the long weekend of the 31st July to the 1st August. The 47 Competitors included three boats from this cat-friendly club with one sailed by Luke Scott in his first ever Sprint event. ...
Extreme Sailing Series™ announce final Act for 2015
By Extreme Sailing Series™, ,
10:11 AM Mon 3 Aug 2015 GMT
Extreme Sailing Series™ organiser OC Sport has today confirmed the Host Venue for the final Act of the 2015 season, in partnership with the New South Wales Government’s tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW. ...
2015 Copa del Rey – Fight to the finish
By Azzurra Sailing Team, ,
10:01 AM Mon 3 Aug 2015 GMT
The Copa del Rey, a Palma classic, will see the TP 52 fleet fight to the finish of this, the fourth event in the 52 Super Series. Azzurra is currently in first place after having won the World Championship at the previous event in the series. ...
2015 Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta – A unique classic race
By Louay Habib, ,
9:38 AM Mon 3 Aug 2015 GMT
Since 1988, the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta has been hosted by the Antigua Yacht Club. Whilst it has retained its corinthian spirit, the regatta has evolved into the most famous classic yacht regatta in the region, frequented by a unique fleet of yachts from the Americas, Caribbean and Europe. ...
NSW Youth Match Racing Championship – Difficult conditions on Day 2
By Stacey French, ,
9:05 AM Mon 3 Aug 2015 GMT
Club Marine NSW Youth Match Racing Championship – Cruising Yacht Club of Australia team of Harry Price, Murray Jones, Finn Gilbert and Ben Robinson has won the race in difficult conditions. ...
2015 Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series - Race highlights
By Jack Griffin, ,
4:01 AM Mon 3 Aug 2015 GMT
When asked about the strange angles he got into, Oracle Team USA skipper Jimmy Spithill said, 'I'll tell you, we're just hanging on really. You're on the edge of control. It's very difficult. Mistakes get made, but that's what you want, you want it to be difficult. The good guys get it right.' Artemis Racing had bad luck when their code zero halyard lock released in Race two. ...
America's Cup - Wives weigh-in on 'who filled the Kingpost' saga
By Associated Press, San Diego, USA ,
3:52 AM Mon 3 Aug 2015 GMT
Top America's Cup correspondent, Bernie Wilson, breaks the latest outpourings on the story that just keeps on giving - 'Who filled the Kingpost?' He writes: Top officials with Oracle Team USA knew grinder Matt Mitchell didn't illegally alter a catamaran used in warmup regattas and yet let a rules-breaking sailor compete in the 2013 America's Cup, according to a lawsuit filed in SFO's federal court ...
2015 Kite Foil Gold Cup - Day 3 images by Erik Simonson
By Erik Simonson, ,
3:43 AM Mon 3 Aug 2015 GMT
Erik Simonson provided this gallery of images from 2015 Kite Foil Gold Cup - Day 3. ...
2015 Pyefleet Week - Day 1
By Brightlingsea Sailing Club, ,
3:21 AM Mon 3 Aug 2015 GMT
Glorious sunshine and a steadily building sea breeze helped to ensure Brightlingsea Sailing Club’s Pyefleet Week 2105 supported by Zhik, got off to a fantastic start. Some 130 competitors across 11 classes enjoyed cuthroat racing around the Colne Estuary and Brightlingsea Creek where summer has finally arrived. ...
2015 Kite Foil Gold Cup - French sailors fight well for position
By Pressure-drop.us, ,
2:56 AM Mon 3 Aug 2015 GMT
Tight races all week, with French sailors Maxime Nocher and Nico Parlier holding off the threat from Johnny Heineken and Joey Pasquali to win the San Francisco stop in the 2015 Kite Foil Gold Cup! ...
2015 Etchells Invitational Regatta - Day 1
By Rupert Holmes, ,
2:30 AM Mon 3 Aug 2015 GMT
The Solent delivered a bright and sunny day of spectacular sailing conditions for the opening day of the 2015 Etchells Invitational regatta for the Gertrude Cup in Cowes, UK. ...
2015 Transpacific Yacht Race - Trophy time
By Dobbs Davis, ,
2:09 AM Mon 3 Aug 2015 GMT
A loud and resounding 'Aahh - looohh - haaahh!' is how the final awards ceremony began for the 48th Transpac in celebration of not only the achievements of the winners in this 2225-mile ocean race, but the dozens of beautiful perpetual trophies that symbolize the deep heritage and traditions in the 111-year history of this classic ocean race, organized biennially by the Transpacific YC. ...
ISAF to independently test Rio water quality
By Rob Kothe, ,
6:44 PM Sun 2 Aug 2015 GMT
Congratulations to ISAF President Carlo Croce and new ISAF CEO Peter Sowrey for recognising that the health of Olympic sailors is perhaps more important than the desire of the Brazilian authorities to keep the Olympic coverage cameras in the iconic bay waters of Rio de Janerio. ...
2015 Copa del Rey MAPFRE – 136 teams from 23 nations
By Regatta Copa del Rey, ,
5:59 PM Sun 2 Aug 2015 GMT
34 Copa del Rey MAPFRE – Today the competitors’ registrations were finalized in the Real Club Náutico de Palma (RCNP) and most of the fleet took the opportunity for training on the race course where they will compete, until next Saturday, for the 2015 title. ...
2015 RORC Channel Race – A cracking race for a magnificent fleet
By Louay Habib, ,
5:25 PM Sun 2 Aug 2015 GMT
2015 RORC Channel Race – Despite a light and shifty forecast, the Royal Ocean Racing Club provided a cracking race for a magnificent fleet of 87 yachts taking part in the race. ...
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