01 December 2013

Climbing the Mast video

Climbing the mast from Jacopo on Vimeo.
Climbing the mast of our boat in Las Palmas' marina

Mini Transat – The battle of the Atlantic
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
(December 1, 2013) – As the finish looms for BenoĆ®t Marie (benoitmarie.com) and Giancarlo Pedote (Prysmian), Guadeloupe dons her charming finery to create a welcome worthy of the two men who have been racing the battle of the Atlantic. Behind them we ...

Weather delays bid for world sailing record
First Coast News
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- A St. Augustine man planning to sail around the world in record time had to take a rain check Saturday. Dr. Stanley Paris had planned to set out Saturday afternoon, but weather delayed his voyage until Sunday morning. Saturday ...

Farr 40 One Design Trophy - Tight competition on Day 2
Sail World
Aberdeen Asset Management Farr 40 One Design Trophy, hosted By Middle Harbour Yacht Club, concluded today 1st December 2013. A 'get out of gaol free' card was handed to the Tasmanian crew on Voodoo Chile in the deciding race and this afternoon ...

Star Sailors League Final team introduction 6: "The debut of Ed Wright in the ...
BYM News (press release)
Nassau (Bahamas), The first Star Sailors League Final taking place in Nassau next week will not miss the significant contribution for sailing made by Great Britain with their heavyweight Edward Wright. He is a strong and talented sailor who has spent ...

World-class sailor joins local team
Whitsunday Times
DREAM TEAM: QYC general manager Christophe Vanek welcomes new operations manager Don "the Admiral" Buckley to the team. QUEENSLAND Yacht Charters (QYC) has appointed a world-class sailing professional to head up its Whitsunday operations ...

Cal State Long Beach sailing team has smooth going in Chinese waters, team captain stepping down: "Long Beach State 49er Sailing Club team captain Shane Young is bowing out, with graduation a few months off. The team will be led by Mark Ryan as it turns its focus on its next contest, the Rose Bowl Regatta, to be hosted by USC on Jan. 4 and 5, and drawing top sailing college teams from around the country. Young’s two-year tenure was capped this summer when the team won the first Pan-Pacific University Sailing Championship in Xiamen, China...."

Sailing - Australia tap America's Cup chief to head up challenge - Yahoo Eurosport UK: "Murray, a veteran of Australian challenges, recently held the dual roles of CEO and Regatta Director of the 34th America's Cup, but will now help shape the next event with defender Oracle Team USA. "Iain knows what it takes to win an America's Cup, having competed in three Cups over the years including Australia's victorious 1983 win," Australian wine tycoon Bob Oatley, who filed HIYC's challenge shortly after Oracle won the 34th America's Cup in September, said in a statement on Thursday. Murray and his team will represent all challengers in dealings with the defender, San Francisco's Golden Gate Yacht Club..."

ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne – 2013 The Road of Rio continues
Sail World
Sunshine and fresh breezes made for an exciting practice day for the 460 boats and 581 competitors, sailing in the Olympic and Invited classes at the ISAF Sailing World CupMelbourne, ahead of the official launch at Sandringham Yacht Club this afternoon.

More Images from ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne - Practice sessions
Sail World
Second image gallery fromSail-World's Richard Gladwell is part of the Sail-World and media team at the 2013 Sailing World Cup- Melbourne regatta which has attracted and entry of total of 460 boats from 24 countries and a total of 581 competitors. These ...

New IKA president says "focus is on kiteboard racing"
It's time to move, with a new leader commanding the fleet of kites. "Kiteboarding is getting wider. Kiteboard racing is not over. Kiteboarding has been voted to be part of the elite of the Sailing World Cup, and it will be the 11th discipline for the ...

Top twenty photos selected for Image of the Year award
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Gary Jobson, long time America's Cup TV commentator and vice-President of ISAF, added that “this contest is great because it helps to build appreciation for the sport ofsailing.” Two trophies will be awarded on December 11, in Gothenburg, during the ...

Napa Yacht Club: Wine country at water’s edge: "Realtor Shawna Terry said she hears a common refrain when introducing would-be homebuyers to the Napa Yacht Club, a private residential community.  “You can live on the water in Napa?” is the frequent response, said Terry, who also lives in the Yacht Club. “They are just stunned there are homes on water in Napa.” For the 214 homeowners of the Napa Yacht Club in south Napa, waterfront living is no surprise. To these residents, the community is a bit of a hidden gem, one that flies under the radar but attracts both boating enthusiasts and those who like the privacy of gated community living."

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