12 December 2013

Largest Youth Regatta in the US, Miami Dec 26-30 (video)

Orange Bowl International Youth Regatta - Dec 16, 2008, Promotional video of the Orange Bowl International Youth Regatta in Miami, Florida

Largest Youth Regatta in the United States
Scuttlebutt Sailing News: "Young sailors from around the globe are preparing to travel to South Florida for the Orange Bowl International Youth Regatta (OBIYR). Currently in its 68th year, the Miami event from Dec. 26-30 on Biscayne Bay is the largest youth regatta in the U.S. and a boon to the South Florida economy. As one of the largest dinghy regattas in the world for sailors ages 8 to 18, the OBIYR will be held at the Coral Reef Yacht Club (CRYC) in Coconut Grove, with support from the U.S. Sailing Center Miami, Lauderdale Yacht Club, Biscayne Bay Yacht Club and Shake-A-Leg Miami. This year’s event boasts 689 competitors from 27 states and 23 countries – the farthest being the Czech Republic...."

America’s Cup: New French team announces intentions
Scuttlebutt Sailing News: "On Wednesday 11 December, at the Nautic Paris Boat Show, Franck Cammas, Michel Desjoyeaux and Olivier de Kersauson presented Team France, which is dedicated to the next America’s Cup as well as the training up of young engineers and racers. A number of personalities from the economic, institutional, sporting and media world came along to show their support for this pioneering trio and for the club of founder members. The stand for the French Nautical Industries Federation boasted a full house this Wednesday at 1400 GMT with the presentation by a prestigious trio, who had come along to announce that they were going to be flying the French flag under the Yacht Club de France colours in their bid to participate in the upcoming America’s Cup, scheduled for 2017. . . ."

America's Cup: Artemis Racing signs Outteridge, Jensen
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Nathan and Goobs will be once again joining forces with existing sailing team members triple Olympic medalist Iain Percy and legendary grinder Chris Brittle. This combination of sailing talents will serve as the foundation of Artemis Racing on the ...

Ben Ainslie: 'Winning America's Cup in a British boat is the final hurdle'
The Guardian
What would Simpson have made of Ainslie's outlandish America's Cup win? "He would've had a wry smile. Bart was always the first to congratulate you if you'd had a good race. He was a true supporter of sailing. So he would have been happy. But we just ...

Canada lodges challenge for 2014 Commodores' Cup
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Hoping to bridge an almost 30 year gap in Canadian Offshore racing, Sail Canada has announced its intention to lodge a challenge for the 2014 Commodores' Cup by forming a three boat team of Canadian sailors. “The likely make up of the team will draw on ...

America's Cup: Team France presented at Nautic Paris Boat Show
Sail World
The elements of the Protocol, which governs this star event of international sailing, are yet to be confirmed (boat type, nationality rule, date and venue for the America's Cupselection rounds…), the aim of this announcement was to .... In 2014 ...

Stakes high in Inter-Schools Sailing Championships
Oman Tribune
Rashid Al Kindi, Oman Sail National Sailing Team Manager, said: “Oman's first ever hosting of the Laser World Championships and other high profile world class events like the RC44 and Extreme Sailing Series in Muscat this year was expected to have a ...

J/80 JOIE DE VIVRE Smokes Grevelingen Cup
J/Sailing News (blog)
(Marina Port Zelande, Netherlands)- This year's Grevelingen Cup saw over 200 competitors participate across multiple classes in both ORC handicap racing as well as one-design classes. Enjoying a strong turnout this year was the Benelux J/80 fleet ...

Inter-school sailing meet on December 16
Muscat Daily
Rashid al Kindi, Oman Sail's national sailing teams manager, said, “Events like the Laser worlds, RC 44 and Extreme Sailing Series in Muscat this year is surely having a positive influence on Oman's young sailors. They have been keenly watching these ...

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