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. ...
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 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. ...
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 ...
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. ...
2015 Solitaire du Figaro – A great performance by British sailors
By Ed Gorman, ,
9:02 AM Tue 30 Jun 2015 GMT
2015 Solitaire du Figaro – No one ever said that trying to do well in the French-dominated discipline of solo offshore racing would be easy. Although Britain has a long heritage in this part of the sport, the initiative has been held by the French in recent decades (not withstanding the exploits of certain outstanding British sailors like Dame Ellen MacArthur) ...
2015 Transatlantic Race - Tricky opening night
By Transatlantic Race, ,
5:43 AM Tue 30 Jun 2015 GMT
Instead of launching straight into a downhill sleigh ride, the 13 first starters in the Transatlantic Race 2015 have endured a tricky first night at sea. The course west to east across the North Atlantic between Newport, USA, to the Lizard, in southwest England, is renowned for conditions that allow fast sailing, but last night a significant left-over swell, combined with an absence of wind ...
SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week – Multihullers say it’s the best fun
By Tracey Johnstone, Magnetic Island ,
4:47 AM Tue 30 Jun 2015 GMT
Fantasia’s Andrew Stransky can’t get enough of the challenge of beating the monohulls nor can he get enough of all the fun the event organisers put on each year at the SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week. Stransky and his family team are returning for the third time. Joining him in the racing multihulls are Mike Hodges’s 15m Renaissance and Justin Grunwald’s 50-foot Two Up Together. ...
2015 Dragon Scottish Championship - Images by Fiona Brown
By Fiona Brown, ,
4:45 AM Tue 30 Jun 2015 GMT
Photographer Fiona Brown captured these photos from 2015 Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust Dragon Scottish Championship being held in Largs. ...
2015 Dragon Scottish Championship - Tough battle for trophy
By British Dragon Association, ,
4:13 AM Tue 30 Jun 2015 GMT
Twenty of the top International Dragon crews are gathered in Largs for the 2015 Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust Dragon Scottish Championship and Edinburgh Cup. The regattas, which take place from 27 June to 3 July, have attracted competitors from across the UK and as far afield as Japan. ...
Yachting Tasmania awards to Matt Bugg and Amelia Catt
By Peter Campbell, ,
2:54 AM Tue 30 Jun 2015 GMT
>Two of Tasmanian prominent international one-design sailors, Matt Bugg and Amelia Catt, have been named as winners of Yachting Tasmania’s 2015 Sailor of the Year awards following their successes on the national and international circuit. ...
2015 470 Europeans – Israel and USA lead after Opening day
By International 470 Class Association, ,
2:33 AM Tue 30 Jun 2015 GMT
Race day one at the 2015 470 European Championships in Aarhus, Denmark got underway with sun, clouds and a shifty breeze. Story of the day goes to Israel's Gal Cohen/Danielle Maman who secured a perfect three race wins in the 470 Women. ...
Changed boating conditions on Pipers Creek at Forster this weekend
By Transport Roads and Maritime Services, ,
1:54 AM Tue 30 Jun 2015 GMT
Boaters are reminded to keep clear of a section of Pipers Creek at Forster Keys this weekend for the safe staging of powerboat exhibitions. ...
Silver Cup - Finn Class Rule 42 Clinic held in Valencia
By Robert Deaves, ,
1:24 AM Tue 30 Jun 2015 GMT
A three day Rule 42 clinic was run by the Finn Class just before the Silver Cup in Valencia. Around 20 sailors competed at some point including the Juniors preparing for the week ahead as well as some seniors who were in Valencia for training. ...
America's Cup - Solent Showdown - Team NZ and Land Rover BAR
By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL, ,
1:08 AM Tue 30 Jun 2015 GMT
Land Rover BAR (formerly Ben Ainslie Racing) have released images of the hook-up between the British America's Cup Challenger and Emirates Team NZ which occurred on the Solent off the Isle of Wight, on Monday. ...
2015 ORC World Championship, Barcelona – Day 1 overall
By ORC Media, ,
8:38 PM Mon 29 Jun 2015 GMT
2015 ORC World Championship – A long and hot two-hour delay today was worth the wait in the first day of racing, hosted by Real Club Nautico de Barcelona. Under the hot sun a pleasant sea breeze filled in the late afternoon to produce close competitive racing on the two windward-leeward courses set today, with the margins between the top places measured in seconds of corrected time. ...
2015 Melges 24 World Championship – 95 teams are ready to race
By International Melges 24 Class Association, ,
8:21 PM Mon 29 Jun 2015 GMT
2015 Melges 24 World Championship – 95 Melges 24 teams have gathered in the Middelfart Marina in Denmark for the championship to be held from June 30 till July 5. The most important event of the year for the Melges 24 fleet is organized by Match Racing Denmark along with Middelfart Sailing Club in cooperation with International Melges 24 Class Association. ...
2015 Ullman Sails Long Beach Race Week - Wrap-up report
By Betsy Crowfoot, Southern California ,
7:12 PM Mon 29 Jun 2015 GMT
Ullman Sails Long Beach Race Week (LBRW) concluded with a ‘splash’ – as classic Long Beach conditions gelled, and a solid breeze filled in from the west. Ivory cirrus swirled in the blue skies; steady waves and swell barrelled through the courses. ...
2015 Stena Match Cup Sweden – Hansen sets pace in Marstrand
By WMRT, ,
6:07 PM Mon 29 Jun 2015 GMT
2015 Stena Match Cup Sweden (SMCS) – Bjorn Hansen, defending champion and four-time winner of SMCS, has set the pace on day one of Qualifying at the third World Championship Event of the 2015 World Match Racing Tour (WMRT). ...
2015 Ullman Sails Long Beach Race Week concludes with a splash
By Betsy Crowfoot, Southern California ,
5:52 PM Mon 29 Jun 2015 GMT
2015 Ullman Sails Long Beach Race Week (LBRW) concluded with a ‘splash’ – as classic Long Beach conditions gelled, and a solid breeze filled in from the west. Ivory cirrus swirled in the blue skies; steady waves and swell barrelled through the courses ...
2015 Transatlantic Race – Tricky opening night
By Jan Harley, ,
5:44 PM Mon 29 Jun 2015 GMT
2015 Transatlantic Race – Instead of launching straight into a downhill sleigh ride, the 13 first starters have endured a tricky first night at sea. ...
2015 ORC World Championship – Races 1 and 2 images by Max Ranchi
By Max Ranchi, ,
5:34 PM Mon 29 Jun 2015 GMT
2015 ORC World Championship Barcelona – Races 1 and 2 images by Max Ranchi ...
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