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Missing Sailing Yacht Europa
By RHKYC, ,
9:06 AM Wed 7 Oct 2015 GMT
The search continued on Wednesday 7 October for signs of the missing sailing yacht Europa and its five crew members, yielding no sightings. However, Hong Kong’s Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre has confirmed that the yacht’s EPIRB (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon) has now stopped transmitting.
Hong Kong yacht missing on South China Sea delivery
By Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Hong Kong ,
5:09 AM Wed 7 Oct 2015 GMT
A Hong Kong registered 18.2m sailing yacht Europa, Beneteau Oceanis 60, owned by yacht broker and experienced offshore sailor Robin Wyatt, left Hong Kong for Subic Bay at 1020h on Thursday 1 October 2015 with an ETA at Subic Bay no later than 5 October 2015.
All to play for at the 2015 Argo Group Gold Cup
By World Match Racing Tour, ,
2:57 AM Wed 7 Oct 2015 GMT
The penultimate event of the World Match Racing Tour kicks off tomorrow with ISAF Match Racing World Champion, Ian Williams (GBR) GAC Pindar squaring off against the local hero Blythe Walker (BER) Team RenRe.
Aussies, Seppos and the Americas Cup
By Rob Kothe & David Schmidt, ,
3:17 PM Tue 6 Oct 2015 GMT
Given that the America’s Cup has always been a high-stakes game of international competition, multinational crews have become common, with some teams taking greater advantage of the Protocol’s weak nationality rules (for the ACWS, only one crewmember must hold a passport from the country whose flag is emblazoned on their wing sail) more than others.
America's Cup - Luna Rossa's Sirena joins Emirates Team NZ
By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, ,
9:49 AM Tue 6 Oct 2015 GMT
Long time Luna Rossa sailing team head and skipper for the team's 2013 America's Cup Challenge has joined Emirates Team New Zealand for the 35th America's Cup. The New Zealand and French teams are also understood to have put their heads together and paid the final installment of the Entry Fee and regained their vote ahead of proposed class rule changes.
America's Cup - Land Rover BAR launches its latest boat + Video
By Land Rover BAR, ,
9:25 AM Tue 6 Oct 2015 GMT
The British America's Cup challenger, Land Rover BAR, has launched its latest testing boat – T2 – at their home in Portsmouth. This boat will increase the momentum already developed with the initial launch of 'T1' last October.
2016 Vendée Globe – Alex Thomson Racing makes clear winning intentions
By Alex Thomson Racing, ,
9:15 AM Tue 6 Oct 2015 GMT
Vendée Globe – Alex Thomson Racing have today launched their new Hugo Boss racing yacht, as they, and British sailor Thomson, start to build momentum in the run up to one of sport’s greatest challenges; the solo, unassisted, round-the-world yacht race, which forms part of the Ocean Masters World Championship
MC38 Spring Regatta part of busy IdS weekend on Pittwater
By Lisa Ratcliff, ,
3:43 AM Tue 6 Oct 2015 GMT
The MC38 Spring Regatta this coming weekend marks the penultimate event of the class’ inaugural Australian Championship, and with the Kiwis leading the topmost Aussie team by one point there are sail bags full of national pride at stake.