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Marine Litter Summit at WPNSA By Katie Doerr, Weymouth , 3:30 AM Fri 24 Apr 2009
The Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy is to host, in conjunction with the Dorset Coast Forum, a Marine Litter Summit on Friday, 24 April ...[more]

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston celebrates historic circumnavigation By PR, UK , 2:00 AM Thu 23 Apr 2009
On April 22 1969, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston made history as the first man to sail singlehanded and non-stop around the world. He was the only competitor to finish the Sunday Times Golden Globe yacht race after 312 days alone at sea. April 22 2009 saw the pioneering skipper mark the 40-year anniversary of this incredible accomplishment in central London ...[more]

Vestas Sailrocket - Out of time and at the bitter end By Paul Larsen, 6:59 PM Mon 20 Apr 2009
Vestas Sailrocket is attempting to break the World Sailing Speed record on Walvis Bay in Namibia. Their time period for attempting this record has come to an end. Latest from Paul Larsen. We did all we could as the weather once again played games with us. ...[more]

TackTick acquired by Suunto By Media PR, UK , 5:17 AM Sun 19 Apr 2009
Suunto, the leading manufacturer of sports precision instruments, has today announced the acquisition of the UK based Tacktick Ltd, manufacturer of wireless marine sensors, instruments and displays ...[more]

Curtain raised on the new l’Hydroptère.ch By Event media, Switzerland , 7:08 PM Sat 18 Apr 2009
On Wednesday during a press conference organized in Lausanne, on the campus of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, which is the scientific adviser of the project, Alain Thébault and a part of his team unveiled the drawings of l’Hydroptère.ch ...[more]

YJA Honour for Jim Saltonstall MBE By YJA media, UK , 3:31 AM Sat 18 Apr 2009
The Yachting Journalists' Association has paid its own tribute to Jim Saltonstall, who for more than 30 years has been responsible for training many of Britain’s elite sailors to racing success. Joining key figures among yachting journalists at the lunch were two of those he has coached that have gone on to win Olympic glory, Ben Ainslie and Sarah Webb ...[more]

ISAF Rankings - Team GBR continue where they left off in Beijing By Sail-World.com, UK , 5:43 AM Thu 16 Apr 2009
The leading sailors and top nations all appear to consolidate their positions in the latest release of the ISAF World Sailing Rankings - After topping the sailing medal table at the 2008 Olympic Games, Skandia Team GBR have continued where they left off in Beijing, winning 16 medals across the three ISAF Sailing World Cup events held to date ...[more]

Sailing history to come alive in Portofino in May By KPMS, 6:40 PM Wed 15 Apr 2009
The Portofino Rolex Trophy is a new regatta that will be celebrating its inaugural edition this year in one of Italy's most iconic port villages. Open to the 23-Metre, 12M and 8M classes, the Portofino Rolex Trophy is an invitation-only regatta, from 7 - 10 May, for a series of races dedicated to the 'barca d'epoca,' vessels that have helped make sailing history, namely the classic yachts ...[more]

WPNSA up for sports and leisure facility architecture award By Katie Doerr, UK , 3:00 AM Wed 15 Apr 2009
Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy has been entered for The International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and the International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities (IAKS) awards scheme for exemplary sports and leisure facilities ...[more]

Time is running out for Vestas Sailrocket's record attempt By Paul Larsen, 6:03 PM Tue 14 Apr 2009
The Sailrocket Team is attempting to break the record for the Outright Fastest in the world of speed sailing at Walvis Bay in Namibia. 'Once again a great looking forecast has evaporated away from us like a mirage. This morning when I checked out the forecast I was left feeling sick. Our record period runs out on the 16th i.e. in a few days ...[more]

2009's third yacht seized by Somalis - four sailors and child held By BW Media roundup, 10:11 AM Fri 10 Apr 2009
Authorities in France have released details about a French yacht which has been seized by pirates in the last few days, 500 miles off the Somali coast. Five French nationals are being held including a three-year-old child. It is the third yacht hijacked so far in 2009, making this year already the worst on record. ...[more]

Next Volvo Race host ports put up for offers By Volvo Ocean Race media, 5:30 AM Fri 10 Apr 2009
For the first time in the event’s history, applicants are being invited to bid for the right to become a host port on the route for the next Volvo Ocean Race. Letters requesting expressions of interest were distributed to potential host ports worldwide at the end of March and initial responses are due in by 24 April ...[more]

Vestas Sailrocket record attempt - And the answer is ... By Paul Larsen - Vestas Sailrocket, 4:45 AM Fri 10 Apr 2009
Did we or didn't we???? As I sit here writing this and stuffing a basic chicken and cheese roll nto my mouth, Helena sits down the other end of the container trying to work out if we just broke the nautical mile record or not. I know it was close... We did a 45.68 knot 500 meter average and peaked at 47.6 something... ...[more]

Yacht Club Costa Smeralda releases 2009 sporting calendar By Event media, Italy , 3:35 AM Wed 8 Apr 2009
The Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) presented its 2009 sporting calendar today to journalists and guests at Milan’s Leonardo da Vinci Museum of Science and Technology. Highlights include Rolex Farr 40 Worlds, Audi Melges 32 Worlds and two new superyacht regattas ...[more]

Superyacht Cup at Cowes prior to 2012 London Olympics By Event media, Cowes, UK , 11:12 PM Tue 7 Apr 2009
Organisers of The Superyacht Cup and the Royal Yacht Squadron have announced plans to hold a Superyacht Cup 2012 regatta in Cowes on the Isle of Wight prior to the start of the 2012 London Olympics. ...[more]

So near for Vestas Sailrocket By Paul Larsen, 6:49 PM Mon 6 Apr 2009
Latest from Paul Larsen and Vestas Sailrocket. 'I'm getting more and more respect for the mile as I go. We have now done 4 or 5 runs over 41 knots in a variety of conditions. Overall I think we are really well placed for the challenges to come. Our team-work and general approach to the course is the best it has ever been.' ...[more]

SYZ & CO hydrofoil catamaran flies over Lake Léman By PR, Switzerland , 5:12 PM Sat 4 Apr 2009
After over two years of development, thousand of working hours and first trials marked by teething technical problems between December and March, the hydrofoil catamaran finally took off yesterday evening in the waters off Société Nautique de Genève ...[more]

National Family Week By Media, 3:03 AM Fri 3 Apr 2009
With a specific focus on sporting activities the Saturday of National Family Week is the Family Week Sports Day – with sporting activities of all kinds taking place across the country and is a great opportunity for your club to attract more families to take part in boating. ...[more]

Potential Boost for VAT registered clubs By RYA, UK , 2:54 AM Fri 3 Apr 2009
A recent decision of the European Court of Justice has indicated that there may now be an opportunity for VAT registered clubs and associations set up to operate on a non-profit making basis to reclaim VAT paid to HM Revenue & Customs ...[more]

Vestas Sailrocket posts second fastest nautical mile run on record By Paul Larsen - Vestas Sailrocket, 8:18 PM Wed 1 Apr 2009
Yesterday Vestas Sailrocket effortlessly posted the second fastest nautical mile run ever. Whilst yesterday was a bit light to hit top speeds, conditions were pretty ideal to ramp up the check-out of Vestas Sailrocket in preparation for what is to come... ...[more]

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