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Sail Melbourne Day 2 - Kiteboarding action resumes + Video By John Curnow, 5:31 PM Tue 4 Dec 2012
Sail Melbourne Racing Committee ordered Tuesday morning for the postponement of all sailboat events due to extremely strong winds recorded on Melbourne’s bay area. However, Kiteboarding kicked off its second day of action as Florian Gruber of Germany and Ariane Imbert of France tries to take advantage of 25knots winds to further build their leads over the rest of competing field in the first leg o ...[more]

Sail Melbourne Day 2 - Sailboat events cancelled due to bad weather By Craig Heydon, Melbourne, Australia , 4:43 PM Tue 4 Dec 2012
Harsh weather condition welcomed sailors on the first day of Sail Melbourne and it continues to overwhelm the playing field unto the second day of racing competition, though this time it’s intolerable. Sail Melbourne Race Committee decided to postpone almost all sailing events for the day due to gustiness of 35 knots recorded on Port Philip. ...[more]

Sail Melbourne Day 1 images by Alex McKinnon By Alex McKinnon, Melbourne, Australia , 3:39 PM Tue 4 Dec 2012
Day One highlights of racing at Sail Melbourne from Victorian sailing photographer Alex McKinnon. ...[more]

ISAF Sailing World Cup - Battle commences at Sail Melbourne By John Curnow / Sail Melbourne Media, Melbourne , 1:52 AM Tue 4 Dec 2012
A little after noon, it was clear that the first day of racing had begun in the ISAF Sailing World Cup at Sail Melbourne - for the yard at the world-class Sandringham YC on the shores Port Phillip was pretty empty indeed. Olympic classes, such as 470s, Finns, Lasers and 49ers were on their respective courses and were joined by invited classes like 29ers, Vipers, Skuds and Access Liberty dinghies. ...[more]

Cloudy skies overwhelm first day of Sail Melbourne By John Curnow / Sail Melbourne Media, Melbourne, Australia , 2:42 PM Mon 3 Dec 2012
The opening salvo of ISAF Sailing World Cup proves to be challenging for the competitors as organizers expect shifting wind patterns and scattered rain showers throughout the day. Participants in the Men’s and Women’s RSX Windsurfers plunged into the water Monday morning before the much awaited 49er and Women’s 49FX races on Course B. ...[more]

Sail Melbourne Day 1 - 400 sailors from 27 countries set to compete By John Curnow / Sail Melbourne Media, Melbourne, Australia , 7:27 PM Sun 2 Dec 2012
The world’s best sailors have already arrived in Melbourne for the first leg of the ISAF Sailing World Cup. Roughly 400 sailors from 27 nations are set to compete in a number of categories, including 12 invited classes for Paralympic vessels. Sail Melbourne will also feature the return of windsurfing while the Vipers will be the only catamarans to be sailed in the weeklong event ...[more]

ISAF Sailing World Cup - Road to Rio starts at Sail Melbourne By Craig Heydon, Melbourne, Australia , 5:35 PM Sun 2 Dec 2012
After pulling off perhaps the most successful Olympic stint in years, Australian sailors are about to start another long and weary journey to the 2016 Rio Olympics in Monday’s opening regatta of the 2012-2013 ISAF Sailing World Cup at Port Philipp Bay. ...[more]

Sail Melbourne - Aussies to showcase skills against world's best By Lauren Garnet, , 5:43 PM Thu 29 Nov 2012
An all-out war is about to erupt in Melbourne starting on Sunday as London Olympic gold medalist Mathew Belcher and his new sailing buddy Will Ryan leads a strong group of Australian sailors slugging it out against the rest of the world in the first leg of the ISAF Sailing World Cup, Sail Melbourne from 2-8 December 2012. ...[more]

ISAF Sailing World Cup - Aussies prepare for Melbourne showdown By ISAF, 3:27 AM Thu 29 Nov 2012
ISAF Sailing World Cup - Sail Melbourne will take place from 2-8 December, marking the start of the road to Rio 2016. London 2012 Men’s 470 Olympic gold medallist Mathew Belcher (AUS) will get his Rio campaign underway with new crew Will Ryan. ...[more]

ISAF Sailing World Cup - Sail Melbourne to descend on Port Phillip By John Curnow, 1:59 AM Thu 29 Nov 2012
Descending once again on Melbourne’s Port Phillip and the world class facilities of the Sandringham YC is the ISAF Sailing World Cup - Sail Melbourne. The first round of this year’s Cup series will take place from December 2-8, 2012 and will feature all of the Olympic sailing classes, bar the Nacra 17 cats. Sail Melbourne will also host twelve invited classes including a strong kite-boarding fleet ...[more]

Sail Melbourne - 49erFX to debut at ISAF Sailing World Cup By ISAF, , 3:39 AM Wed 28 Nov 2012
In only five days’ time, Melbourne will welcome the Olympic sailing world for the first ISAF Sailing World Cup regatta of the 2012-2013 series. The 49erFX will be seen on the world stage for the first time at a major international regatta and with seven entries, five from Australia, one from Norway and one from New Zealand, it marks the start of the road to Rio. ...[more]

Sail Melbourne - World's best collide at ISAF Sailing World Cup By Lauren Garnet, , 4:55 PM Wed 21 Nov 2012
The world of sailing will convene in Australia roughly two weeks from now for the first stop of the ISAF Sailing World Cup at Sandringham Yacht Club from December 2-8, 2012. The best local and international sailors are expected to compete in several classes as they attempt to kick start their Rio Olympics build-up in a right direction. ...[more]

Kiteboarding stays, RS:X Windsurfing reinstated at Sail Melbourne By Lauren Garnet, , 3:42 PM Wed 21 Nov 2012
Despite ISAF’s decision to remove kiteboarding from its roster of events for the next Olympics, Sail Melbourne announced on Wednesday its commitment to continue providing competitive platform for local and foreign kiteboarders by keeping the class as part of its program during the ISAF Sailing World Cup at Sandringham Yacht Club from December 2 to December 8, 2012. ...[more]

ISAF Sailing World Cup Regatta 2013 to be hosted by Melbourne By ISAF, , 6:17 PM Wed 4 Apr 2012
ISAF Sailing World Cup Regatta third venue is to be hosted by Melbourne, Australia from 2013 onwards. The regatta will kick start the 2013-2014 Sailing World Cup at Sandringham, Yacht Club from 2-8 December 2012 with the agreement running until 2015. ...[more]

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