Para World Sailing Championships – Australia to spearhead SKUD18 pack
By ISAF, ,
1:21 PM Tue 24 Nov 2015 GMT
The 2015 Para World Sailing Championships will see 142 sailors from 31 nations compete across three Paralympic events in Williamstown, Melbourne, Australia from 27 November to 3 December. ...
Rio Olympic pollution – Coke with that!!
By Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team, ,
1:20 PM Tue 24 Nov 2015 GMT
The 49er and 49er FX World Championships have just been completed in the far from pristine waters of San Isidro in Buenos Aires. Vomiting, diarrhoea and fevers were the norm and if the experience of the 49ers fleet was to be duplicated in Rio, then the results of the Olympic regatta might be seriously affected. ...
Finn Gold Cup - Images from Race 1
By Richard Gladwell, ,
12:05 PM Tue 24 Nov 2015 GMT
Sail-World was on the water for both races on the opening day of the 2015 Finn Gold Cup being sailed off Takapuna, New Zealand. A light to moderate sea-breeze prevailed for the day.
New Zealand's Andrew Murdoch led from near end to end in the whole race. ...
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – Tailgunners battle
By The Clipper Race, ,
11:52 AM Tue 24 Nov 2015 GMT
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – Breeze has picked up for the teams still racing and just 30 nautical miles now separate the front three yachts ...
2015 Rolex Sydney Hobart Race – Launch day interviews
By Nic Douglass, ,
10:12 AM Tue 24 Nov 2015 GMT
Nic Douglass managed to catch up with a few sailors at the launch of the 2015 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. ...
Finn Gold Cup – Great start for Kiwis + Video
By Robert Deaves, ,
9:47 AM Tue 24 Nov 2015 GMT
Andrew Murdoch kept the home crowd happy on the opening day of the 2015 Finn Gold Cup in Takapuna, New Zealand after winning the opening race to lead overnight. After two races, he is on equal points with defending champion Giles Scott (GBR) with Ed Wright (GBR) nine points back. The second race was won by Björn Allansson (SWE). ...
2015 Laser Radial Worlds – Aussie in Gold fleet
By Cora Zillich, ,
9:28 AM Tue 24 Nov 2015 GMT
In other world title events, Australian Sailing Squad’s Ashley Stoddart will resume racing at the 2015 Laser Radial World Champions in Oman today after a rest day yesterday (Monday, 23 November). ...
Finn Gold Cup – Australian Sailors post solid results
By Cora Zillich, ,
9:12 AM Tue 24 Nov 2015 GMT
Racing at the 2015 Finn Gold Cup, the Finn Class World Championship, got under way today, Tuesday 24 November 2015 in Takapuna, New Zealand in 8-10 knots and clear sky with Australian Sailing Squad’s sailors posting two solid results. ...
2015 Finn Gold Cup– Scott sees strong start to defend Finn world title
By Lindsey Bell, ,
9:02 AM Tue 24 Nov 2015 GMT
2015 Finn Gold Cup – Britain’s sailors saw a strong start to the 2015 Finn world title chase in Takapuna, New Zealand, on Tuesday (24 November), with defending champion Giles Scott tied on points at the top of the leaderboard after day one. ...
Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta 2015 – a pause for breath
By Guy Nowell, Sail-World.com, Pulau Pangkor, Malaysia ,
4:27 AM Tue 24 Nov 2015 GMT
Last boat home into Pangkor after the race from Port Klang was the venerable Eveline, 100+ years on the timeline, and certainly never one to give up. This time, however, retirement was the only option as the breeze lightened at the end of the race and the cut-off loomed. Eventually they made the call, and the patient crew on the finish boat were able to go ashore after a watch of some 18 hours. ...
RYA Volunteer Awards - Volunteers recognised by HRH The Princess Royal
By James Ayles, ,
3:37 AM Tue 24 Nov 2015 GMT
Dedicated volunteers from across the UK had their endeavours recognised by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal at the annual RYA Volunteer Awards in London last week.-V ...
Rolex Sydney Hobart 2015 will have a stellar field
By Bruce Montgomery, ,
3:19 AM Tue 24 Nov 2015 GMT
Never in the 70-year history of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race has there been a fleet like this—the line honours winners and overall winners of every major offshore race in the world. ...
RC44 Class heads to Caribbean for Season Finale
By RC44 Class Association, ,
2:40 AM Tue 24 Nov 2015 GMT
Following an incredible event in the British Virgin Islands last year, the RC44 Class has once again migrated to the Caribbean for the winter. The season finale of the 2015 RC44 Championship Tour will be contested in Virgin Gorda's sun-drenched paradise from 25-29 November. ...
Plastic in the Pacific Crusade – Part 10 – Atlantic Crossing
By Ian Thomson, Gothenburg ,
4:30 PM Mon 23 Nov 2015 GMT
An Atlantic Crossing is a huge bucket list tick for both Annika and I.
Neither of us had done it before and it would be the furthest from land either of us have ever been. Only one other crossing on our route home will be longer, the Galapagos to Marquesas which stands at 3,300nm. This leg would be 2,600nm as the crow flies but the traditional route will always take you almost to the Verde ...
Aussie solo sailor Katrina Ham completes Mini Transat 2015
By Barney Smith, Hamble ,
4:23 PM Mon 23 Nov 2015 GMT
Australian solo sailor Katrina Ham reached Guadeloupe and finished the Mini Transat 2015 race on Thursday 19 November. She is the only Australian among the 56 finishers and she is the first Australian to complete the epic solo challenge since 2009. ...
Extreme Sailing Series 2015 – Two weeks to season final in Sydney
By Extreme Sailing Series, ,
3:44 PM Mon 23 Nov 2015 GMT
With just over two weeks until the start of the Extreme Sailing Series™ 2015 season finale on Sydney Harbour, a local wildcard entry of Aussie sailors is beginning an intensive training build-up to try and spring a surprise on some of the best multihull sailors in the world. ...
Transat Jacques Vabre – Racing intense among the tail of the fleet
By Transat Jacques Vabre, ,
3:32 PM Mon 23 Nov 2015 GMT
2015 Transat Jacques Vabre – Proving the racing is as intense among the tail of the fleet as it was among the pacemakers, four Class 40s finished into Itajaí, Brazil between 2307hrs last night (Sunday) and 0818hrs this Monday morning. ...
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – Standing on the Podium
By Clipper Ventures, ,
3:21 PM Mon 23 Nov 2015 GMT
The podium is complete after one of the toughest legs of the Clipper Race, with three winning teams now in Albany, Western Australia after claiming the top positions on the Southern Ocean leg from Cape Town, South Africa. ...
2015 Flying Phantom Series preview
By Phantom International, ,
2:53 PM Mon 23 Nov 2015 GMT
This week-end will start the final act of the 2015 Flying Phantom Series that will take place in Hamilton - Bermuda from Sunday 29th of November to Wednesday second of December 2015. ...
Global warming going off the charts
By Sail-World.com, ,
2:20 PM Mon 23 Nov 2015 GMT
Not convinced global warming is speeding up? Take a look at these two charts from NASA and the Japan Meteorological Agency. According to their datasets, October 2015 was the hottest month since global records began. ...
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – Competition continues in Race 3
By The Clipper Race, ,
2:02 PM Mon 23 Nov 2015 GMT
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – Garmin, currently fourth, and Great Britain, in fifth place, are giving everything they have in their final approach in short, sharp, wave slamming conditions. ...
Para World Sailing Championships - Australia to welcome bumper fleet
By ISAF, ,
1:54 PM Mon 23 Nov 2015 GMT
For the Para World Sailing Championships Williamstown, Melbourne, Australia is set to welcome a bumper 2.4mR fleet with 51 boats from 26 nations registered to compete. ...
IRC European Championship to take place during Volvo Cork Week
By Volvo Cork Week, ,
10:11 AM Mon 23 Nov 2015 GMT
The first ever IRC European Championship will take place during Volvo Cork Week, 10-15th July 2016. The new event in the RORC Calender will be hosted by the Royal Cork Yacht Club, in the sailing grounds of Cork Harbour and the Atlantic Approaches. ...
Solo Round the World GryphonSolo2 – Week one
By Joe Harris - GryphonSolo2, ,
9:43 AM Mon 23 Nov 2015 GMT
I am writing to try to recap the highlights and learnings from Week One of the projected 16-19 week solo, circumnavigation record attempt. ...
2015 Petersville Regatta preview
By Melanie Quirk, ,
9:22 AM Mon 23 Nov 2015 GMT
The Petersville Regatta is proudly returning to the Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron Sailing Calendar. This family friendly, relaxed regatta will be held from 27 – 30 December 2015 and is set to be reinstated as the club’s flagship annual event. We welcome Barbeques Plus as our Principal Partner. ...
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