31 January 2014

ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, Tricky Weather




ISAF Sailing World Cup | Miami - Results

SAILING: World Cup washout in Miami
Dorset Echo
DAY three of the ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami proved a washout, with rain showers shutting down the wind and making racing impossible across all of the Olympic and Paralympic classes on Biscayne Bay. After a two-hour postponement on shore,sailors ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Frustrating Day 3 for US Sailing Team
Sail World
On day three of the ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami 2014 the absence of suitable breeze in the morning racing was followed by heavy rains in the afternoon, a combination that ultimately scuttled the attempts of regatta officials to complete any races. As ...

Sailing - Evergreen Morrison relishing latest challenge
Yahoo Eurosport UK
"Ben and I came to the end of a fairly natural progression," said Morrison, who is currently competing with Grube in the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Miami. "We felt we'd given it everything we could and were at different stages in our lives – we're both ...

Focus on youth for latest entry in 2014/15 Volvo Ocean Race
My Sailing
Seven years ago, a couple of young American sailing addicts met on the set of a Disney movie and dreamed of the day that they would launch a campaign in the world's toughest offshore team test, the Volvo Ocean Race. Today that apparently long-shot ...

Offshore Sailing School Launches 50th Anniversary Celebration
Cruising World
Offshore Sailing School kicks off its 50th Anniversary year with a contest open to anyone who has had an on-water experience with Offshore. “We invite anyone who has taken a sailing lesson or certification course, participated in a team building or ...

Onne van der Wal: 'Sea astronaut' captures light years of progress
CNN International
(CNN) -- Onne van der Wal was born to be on the water -- and after witnessing decades of incredible sailing innovations, the renowned photographer now feels like he's an "astronaut of the sea." "It's more like space travel and I love it," the Dutchman ...

Foreigners dominate locals at Melges 24 Worlds in Geelong
My Sailing
After the completion of race six in the 10-12 knot sou'easter, Harry Melges' Star and crew Andy Burdick, Jeff Ecklund and Federico Michetti, sailing for New York and Lauderdale yacht clubs, are lead boat and have created some breathing space.

Sailors geared up for challenge
Oman Tribune
MUSCAT The cream of Oman's female offshore sailors will be aiming to mix a bit of learning with a lot of adventure when they head off on EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour 2014 as members of Al-Thuraya Bank Muscat's all women's team next month, according ...

Asking hard questions about the future of sailing
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
There has been a lot of recent commentary about the health of the sport, specifically how the growth in youth participation is not translating to the growth of 'life' sailing. Glenn T. McCarthy asks the question, “Should youth and junior programs be ...

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30 January 2014

ISAF World Cup Miami, Light Winds




ISAF Sailing World Cup | Miami - Results

Skunked at ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Miami, FL (January 29, 2014) – Sailors and their coaches at ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami were confronted by light winds for the third consecutive day, with the trend leading to the first cancelled day of racing. The ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami (Jan 25...

Sailing - Scott takes control at ISAF World Cup
Yahoo Eurosport UK
Sailing - Scott takes control at ISAF World Cup. Former world champion Giles Scott seized the lead of the competitive Finn fleet in light winds at the ISAF World Cup in Miami....

SAILING: Rickham and Birrell chasing 'one that got away' at Miami World Cup
Dorset Echo
PORTLAND'S five-time world champions Alexandra Rickham and Niki Birrell maintained their clean sweep of race wins so far to keep the overall SKUD class lead after a second light wind day at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami. The duo, Paralympic bronze ...

Sailing: Pressure mounts with two days to go until racing
Voxy
Things are starting to heat up in Auckland in the final build-up to 2014 Oceanbridge Sail Auckland with racing set to get underway this Saturday, 1st February on the Waitemata. The locals are on the water training, the internationals are touching down ...

Sailing through life and loving it
Paso Robles Daily News
Tyson Hayward has always dreamt of sailing. Raised in land-locked Calgary, Canada by a father who had competed in the Olympic trials as a Star-Class yacht racer, the call of a watery horizon always beckoned him. So, at his first chance, in his early ...

EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour in its fourth edition
Khaleej Times
EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour provides a stage for the nations of the Gulf to showcase their countries and tourism potential while developing an exciting sporting platform for friendly competition and raising the sailing standard in the region. Last ...

Young talent recognised at sailing awards
Ripley Today
The Derbyshire Youth Sailing annual Peak Dinghy Spares Series prize-giving for the 2013 season has seen 15 year old Josh Haynes receive the Derbyshire Shield for the third consecutive year as he was crowned Overall Derbyshire Champion once more.

For Seeger, Years of Singing and Sailing to Save His Hudson River - NYTimes.com: "... In the late 1960s, Mr. Seeger raised money to build a 106-foot sloop, the Clearwater, modeled on sailboats that plied the river in the 19th century, to educate children about the Hudson and its ecology. The consciousness-raising helped lead to the Clean Water Act of 1972, a federal assault on pollution...."

Sailing With Pete Seeger
TheDay.com
As a reporter I met Seeger and spend a memorable day sailing aboard the sloop Clearwater whose construction and mission he inspired, when the boat sailed into Mystic years ago. It was a blustery, raw, overcast autumn morning when we boarded the ...

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29 January 2014

ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami

News | ISAF Sailing World Cup | Official Site : Patiently Tweeting...: "Whilst the sailors wait for the wind to fill in at ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami the sailors have taken to twitter to kill some time. We've picked up on a few to share..."




ISAF Sailing World Cup | Miami - Results

SAILING: Brits make steady start in Miami regatta
Dorset Echo
BRITISH sailors made a solid start to their first World Cup regatta of 2014 yesterday, tackling light winds on the opening day of the ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami in Biscayne Bay. Paralympic bronze medallists Alexandra Rickham and Niki Birrell picked...

Oliver Tweddell sits on top of Finn fleet at ISAF World Cup Miami
My Sailing
Oliver Tweddell (AUS) sits at the top of the 39 boat Finn fleet after the first day of racing at the 2014 Sailing World Cup Miami as the regatta got under way on Monday in light winds. Alexey Selivanov (RUS) won the opening race to end up in joint ...

Sailing - Saxton and Diamond off to a flyer at ISAF World Cup
Yahoo Eurosport UK
“When the breeze is up they're jumping out of the water and are a real handful for the teams to sail which will be really entertaining I think. Even in the light winds we're fast and colourful boats so it should be a really exciting Olympic class ...

Offshore Sailing School commemorates 50th anniversary
Naples Daily News
Offshore Sailing School Chairman Steve Colgate has announced a yearlong celebration commemorating the 50-year-old sailing school. Headquartered in Fort Myers, with eight sailing vacation and commuter locations, the school has taught more than ...

Sailing With Pete Seeger
TheDay.com
As a reporter I met Seeger and spend a memorable day sailing aboard the sloop Clearwater whose construction and mission he inspired, when the boat sailed into Mystic years ago. It was a blustery, raw, overcast autumn morning when we boarded the ...

Sailing expedition by naval cadets
Times of India
MUMBAI: 2nd Maharashtra Naval unit, Ratnagiri has embarked on a Sailing Expedition from Ratnagiri to Mumbai and back from 18 to 28 January 2014. The Expedition team namely Konkan- Kesari participated by the Senior Division boys and girls, cadets of ...

Norris “Knarly Butt” Bourdow loved sailing, family and his Gloworm
Dayton Daily News
And he LOVED sailing. He was born in Saginaw, Michigan and his family had a cottage at a lake, so he was around water from a very early age. He started sailing a lot over 40 years ago. He has always sailed a Highlander sailboat, which is a three person ...

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27 January 2014

ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, Jan 27 - Feb 1


A look back at the 2013 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami

MOCR | ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami – Jan. 26 to Feb. 1, 2014: "Light Miami Monday January 27, 2014 Racing was set to get underway at ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami at 10:00 local time on Monday 27 January. However, the AP flag went up at 8:55 am due to insufficient wind on Biscayne Bay."

Big week in Miami for 2016 Olympic sailing hopefuls - Outdoors - MiamiHerald.com: "... The 25th annual World Cup, formerly known as the Rolex, features the 10 Olympic and three Paralympic classes of boats slated to compete in Brazil in two years. More than 550 sailors from 50 countries have signed up for races that begin Monday and wind up Saturday. The event is the third of five — and the only one in North America — in the World Cup series. The fleet, laden with Olympians and world champions, will help select the members of the 2014 U.S. Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider. The 2016 Olympic classes are: Laser (men); Laser Radial (women); Finn (men); men’s RS:X (windsurfing); women’s RS:X; 49er (men); 49er FX (women); men’s 470; women’s 470; and Nacra 17 (mixed multihull). The Paralympic classes for disabled sailors are: Sonar; 2.4mR; and SKUD-18...."

ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami: Coconut Grove bustling with anticipation
Sail World
For the start of the ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami 2014 Coconut Grove was bustling with anticipation on Sunday. US Sailing's premiere racing event gets underway this Monday with 580 of the best Olympic and Paralympic class sailors in the world ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Australia's best ready
Sail World
2013 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Mathew Belcher made it 18 consecutive wins in a row since November 2011 when he took gold at ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne. It was his tenth in a row with Ryan since the duo started sailing together in late ...

America's Cup regatta may not return to S.F. - SFGate: "... Russell Coutts, the CEO of America's Cup champion Oracle Team USA, said Saturday that sailing officials are talking with other venues about hosting the 35th America's Cup in August 2017 because San Francisco officials haven't offered the same terms as they did for last summer's regatta, which ended with the American syndicate staging one of the greatest comebacks in sports. Coutts said he's not prepared to rule out San Francisco as host of the next regatta. "They might have a change of heart. I don't think they will, but they might," Coutts said by phone from France..."

America's Cup May Not Return to San Francisco | NBC Bay Area: "The next America's Cup could be sailed off a Hawaiian beach, on San Diego Bay or in some other port instead of returning to a San Francisco Bay course bordered by the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island. Russell Coutts, the CEO of America's Cup champion Oracle Team USA, told The Associated Press on Saturday that sailing officials are talking with other venues about hosting the 35th America's Cup in August 2017 because San Francisco officials haven't offered the same terms as they did for last summer's regatta, which ended with the American syndicate staging one of the greatest comebacks in sports."

Hampshire sailing hero Sir Ben Ainslie tells Desert Island Discs he wants to ...
Daily Echo
HE has conquered the seas - winning four Olympic golds in the process - and now Hampshire sailing superstar Sir Ben Ainslie wants to take to the skies and learn how to fly. The yachtsman from Lymington, who was knighted last year, appeared on today's ...

Lou Abrahams inspires crew to fourth National Title at Festival of Sails
My Sailing
Even in his absence, sailing hero Lou Abrahams has proven unbeatable, inspiring his Sydney 38 Challenge crew to their fourth national title win at the Festival of Sails. Challenge claimed the nine-race Morris Finance Sydney 38 One Design Class ...

Raptor strikes as sportsboats wrap up competition in Geelong
My Sailing
The Maui Jim Sports Boat series, one of 14 divisions at the Festival of Sails catering for a plethora of sailing predilections, wrapped up on Corio Bay with the final two races of a 10 race series today. Mark Buchback's Stealth 850 Raptor (QLD) and ...

Cruising trophies presented at Festival of Sails
My Sailing
The second round of Festival of Sails trophies were presented this morning on the lawn of the Royal Geelong Yacht Club, the longstanding regatta recognised for being an enduring and loved event at a blessed location, Corio Bay, which is a rare north ...

Plymouth sailing team to compete in Arabian race
Plymouth Herald
The eight sailors are all members of the Plymouth Sailing Team, and make up the only student crew in the event, with the others made up of professionals based all over the world. Skipper Marcel Herrera, who is studying for a BSc in navigation and ...

RHKYC bases new team event on the Admiral'sCup
My Sailing
Masterminding this new event is Drew Taylor, RHKYC Sailing Development Chairman and co-owner of Mills 41 Ambush. Says Taylor, “The success of the Commodore's Cup and NYYC Invitational Regatta suggests that there is still demand from yachties to ...

Round Ireland Race expands as bigger boats can now be accommodated
My Sailing
Wicklow Sailing Club, which organises the race, has linked up with the Royal Irish Yacht Club to provide full pre-race management facilities in Dún Laoghaire for the larger yachts which are unable to berth in Wicklow Port. Through the introduction of a ...

Harry Melges Star rises to the top at Australian Championship
My Sailing
Harry Melges' is the new Australian Open National Melges 24 Champion, the lake sailor from central USA right at home on Geelong's Corio Bay with his crew of the Melges 24 Star. “For us the venue is awesome, we love shifty conditions and lake-style ...

Malice limps across the line to win Festival multihull division
My Sailing
A 'get out of jail free card' has been credited for saving the Festival of Sails multihull champion Malice from a race defeat that would have proved terminal to any regatta winning hopes. Mal Richardson's Nacra 36 Malice from Port Douglas won the Fuso ...

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25 January 2014

Quantum Racing Win At Key West Regatta



Race 3 Bullet! #QKeyWest
Published on Jan 21, 2014

Quantum Racing Win At Key West Regatta « CBS Miami"Amway President Doug DeVos and his Quantam Racing crew have won the 52 class at the Key West 2014 sailing regatta off the Florida Keys. Although DeVos could only muster a third-place finish during Friday’s 10th and final race, it was good enough to beat series runnerup Ran, skippered by Skype co-founder Niklas Zennstrom, racing under a Swedish flag. Last year’s winner, Italian-flagged Azzurra, co-owned by Argentinean pharmaceutical mogul Pablo Roemmers, won Friday, but finished third in the five-day competition...."
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Quantum Key West 2014 saves best for last
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Key West, FL (January 24, 2014) – There was plenty of final day drama at Quantum Key West 2014 as the winners of several classes were determined during the last race. And conditions could not have been better for those winner-take-all scenarios with ...

Quantum Racing Win At Key West Regatta
WBFS
Quantum Racing, skippered by Amway president Doug DeVos sails in the final race of the Quantum Key West 2014 regatta Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, in Key West, Fla. Although DeVos and his crew placed third in Friday's race, they won the 52 class at the end of ...

Russian team complete Extreme Sailing Series™ 2014 line-up: "Extreme Sailing Series™ organisers OC Sport, have today confirmed the eleventh team on the starting grid for the 2014 Stadium Racing tour as the first ever Russian Extreme 40 team. The team will make their debut alongside some of the world’s best known sailing teams and sailors including Groupama Team France, Emirates Team New Zealand, The Wave, Muscat and J.P. Morgan BAR. The 2014 Notice of Race allows up to 10 full teams with two wildcards at OC Sport discretion. With the Russians now in, plus several of the single event wildcards already confirmed, including Team Aberdeen Singapore for Act 1, the grid is pretty well full for the year... "

Perfect scorecard for Melges 24 designer at Festival of Sails
My Sailing
First points in the Gill Melges 24 Australian Open Nationals, one of the Festival of Sails' opening events, went to Harry Melges and his Star crew from the USA. Melges, who founded the class in 1993 with his brother Hans and crewman Andy Burdick, began ...

Youngsters shown the sailing ropes
Derbyshire Times
The next training session is being held in the north of the county at Combs Sailing Club on Saturday, March 9 and will be led by coach Richard Rawson of Peak Dinghy Spares. He will be helping the sailors to work on key aspects of their chosen sport and ...

Irish coastguard and sailing fraternity nervous about ghost ship
Sail World
It's always of concern to sailors that unmanned vessels are sometimes abandoned at sea. Without lights they are a significant hazard to yachts at night. When that vessel is a 100m long ship, it's no wonder it causes anxiety to ocean-going sailors. The ...

Sailing a Panamax Through the Panama Canal
Wall Street Journal
As Panama struggles to resolve a budget dispute with a consortium of European builders over a plan to widen the Panama Canal, WSJ's Dan Molinski takes a ride from the Pacific to the Atlantic aboard one of the largest ships that can fit through....

Morticia recovers from startline dramas to win Geelong passage race
My Sailing
The featherweight trimaran Morticia fought above its weight to claim a surprise victory against much bigger and more powerful rivals in the Festival of Sails' Melbourne to Geelong passage race today, Friday 24th January, 2014. Weighing in at just 900 ...

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24 January 2014

2014 Quantum Key West Friday, sailing regatta



2014 Quantum Key West-Friday
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23 January 2014

2014 Quantum Key West Thursday



2014 Quantum Key West-Thursday
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Mark Reynolds, member of the National Sailing Hall of Fame and Olympic champion, speaks with Bill Wagner at Quantum Key West 2014. Mark discusses sailing a Swan 42, competition and his sailing activities. This interview was recorded on January 20, 2014 in Key West, Florida.

Sailing: Nanjing on their minds for Singapore sailors
Channel News Asia
SINGAPORE: It was not just the weight of the wind in their sails that Ynez Lim and Wallace Gan felt when they came ashore after practice on Wednesday at the NationalSailing Centre (NSC) at East Coast Park. When competition begins on Thursday at the ...

World's best dinghy sailors keen to take on Aussies
My Sailing
Ninety eight sailors will compete in the Laser, the biggest fleet in Miami, and features many of the leading athletes. The line-up includes World #1 and ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne winner Tom Burton (AUS), 2013 World Champion Robert Scheidt (BRA), ...

Perfect scorecard for Melges 24 designer at Festival of Sails
My Sailing
First points in the Gill Melges 24 Australian Open Nationals, one of the Festival of Sails' opening events, went to Harry Melges and his Star crew from the USA. Melges, who founded the class in 1993 with his brother Hans and crewman Andy Burdick, began ...

Warm sunshine beckons for Les Voiles de Saint Barth
My Sailing
The good news is that at least eight spectacular Maxis, sailed by some of the world's leading skippers will be competing alongside the incredibly fast IRC52s, for some high performance racing. Top class racers from the United States, Australia and New ...

Judge: Man accused of kidnapping sons, sailing to Cuba is insane
CNN
(CNN) -- An American man accused of kidnapping his two young sons and sailing to Cuba was declared insane by a Florida judge. Josh Hakken is insane and will likely be sent to a hospital for treatment before he can stand trial for the alleged kidnapping ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Brits ready for Biscayne Bay action
Sail World
At next week's ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami (27 January-1 February), four Britishsailing Olympians will be putting new partnerships through their paces when they take to the waters of Biscayne Bay. Stuart Bithell, Stevie Morrison and the Macgregor ...

Sailing club ambassador rewarded for his service
St Helens Star
WHETHER it's instructing youngsters in the art of sailing on Eccleston Mere, or taking the helm of a yacht skirting the Greek islands, Ken Gutteridge is equally at home. Seventy-three year-old Ken has been involved with Pilkington Sailing Club since ...

Artemis locks in designers for next America's Cup
My Sailing
“The America's Cup is not just about innovative design or sailing talent, but about how they work together successfully,” said Artemis Racing owner Torbjörn Törnqvist. “We're pleased to have Michel and Winnie join our team to help exemplify Artemis ...

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22 January 2014

2014 Quantum Key West sailing regatta, Wednesday live video



2014 Quantum Key West-Wednesday
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Quantum Racing keeps lead at Key West regatta
MiamiHerald.com
Amway President Doug DeVos has won a third consecutive race to keep Quantum Racing at the top of 52 class at the Quantum Key West 2014 sailing regatta off the Florida Keys. Following Tuesday's second day of racing, Skype co-founder Niklas Zennstrom ...

Cutler remains in control in Key West
Bermuda Sun
Two bullets: Alec Cutler and his Hedgehog crew won the opening two races of theQuantum Key West in the Melges 32 Class. *Photo by JOY — International Melges 32 Class Association. Alec Cutler's Hedgehog retained the overall lead in the Melges 32 ...

Sailing: Key West dream rekindled after nightmare for Annapolis skipper - CapitalGazette.com: Sailing | Boating: "... Arriving at Truman Annex in Key West, Evans then had to deal with the monumental task of re-rigging the boat and otherwise getting it prepared for racing. Other J/70 sailors on site, who had heard of their classmate’s plight, pitched in and helped set up the boat. “The fact that I am here in Key West and able to sail three days after having my boat totally ripped off is just amazing,” Evans said. “I am just so thankful to everyone who came together and helped me go sailing. This gives me a new appreciation for the people in the J/70 class....”

Wednesday: Weather forecast for Key West Race Week
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Here is the weather forecast prepared by Sailing Weather Service issued 0705 LT 22 January 2014… WARNINGS AND ADVISORIES: A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY is posted for the sailing area today for winds over 20 knots and rough seas. Conditions can ...

British Sailing Team's Marlow Ropes Award to Kieran Martin
Sail World
Up and coming windsurfing talent Kieran Martin is the latest recipient of the BritishSailing Team's Marlow Ropes Award, which will give him free rope for a year as he makes the step-up from Youth to Olympic classes racing. The Marlow Ropes Award was ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - High calibre of entrants
Sail World
The line-up includes World number 1 and ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne winner Tom Burton (AUS), 2013 World Champion Robert Scheidt (BRA), ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao gold medallist Tonci Stipanovic (CRO) and the dangerous Pavlos ...

St Lucia yacht murder: three men held over Roger Pratt's death 'cooperating' with police - Telegraph: "Three men arrested on suspicion of murdering a retired British businessman aboard his yacht are "cooperating with the investigation" and providing information to detectives, the head of St Lucia police said. Roger Pratt, 62, was murdered and his wife Margaret, 60, was injured when three robbers attacked their boat as it lay moored off the Caribbean island on Friday..."

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2014 Quantum Key West video



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Sailing: Hunger and desire is there to lead again - Barker
Newstalk ZB
Dean Barker's confirmed publicly he wants to remain as the skipper of Team New Zealand for the next America's Cup. Barker has given his first interviews since 49er world champion and Youth America's Cup winner Peter Burling and his team-mate Blair Tuke ...

Offshore Sailing School founders receive Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's ...
Naples Daily News
Offshore Sailing School founders and owners Steve and Doris Colgate, were recently presented with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's National Chairman's Citation at the annual Fantasy Sail Celebration held at South Seas Island Resort in Florida...

Sailing Champion Tiffany Brien Launches P&O Ferries Wi-Fi Connection
Afloat
Pictured is the very well connected and former Miss NI Tiffany Brien helping P&O Ferries launch 'Wi-Fi that Works' - a new service giving passengers access to a high quality and dependable Wi-Fi connection on board ferries sailing between Larne and ...

It's time to question youth sailing
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
One of the aspects of getting old is that you have seen stuff. And after 49 years of racing and sailing, Geoffrey Emanuel is not too impressed with what he has seen. His sailingroots are New England, and his racing spans from singlehanded dinghies to ...

Extreme Sailing Series - Emirates Team NZ confirmed as 10th team
Sail World
The tenth team that will be on the 2014 Extreme Sailing Series starting blocks has now been confirmed to be Emirates Team New Zealand with legendary America's Cup skipper Dean Barker. With a further Series team announcement in the coming weeks, ...

German Sailing Ships on Exploratory Journey to Cuba
Prensa Latina
Pinar del Río, Cuba, Jan 21 (Prensa Latina) Two German sailing ships carrying students and professors will arrive at Cuba's westernmost province next February and March, as part of their exploratory journey across several nations, organizers announced ...

Emirates Team New Zealand sailing go Extreme
Boxscore
Extreme Sailing Series: January 21, 2014 - Emirates Team New Zealand have today been confirmed as the tenth team on the Extreme Sailing Series™ starting blocks for 2014, with legendary America's Cup skipper Dean Barker. With a further Series team ...

Probe continues into man's death in St Lucia during dream sailing trip
Norfolk Eastern Daily Press
Roger Pratt and his wife Margaret were more then six months into a dream round-the-world sailing trip, when tragedy struck last Friday night. Mr and Mrs Pratt, who metsailing in Norfolk, planned to return to the county once their dream voyage was over.

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20 January 2014

Quantum Key West 2014 Live Coverage



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High Profile Sailors To Take Part In Key West Regatta « CBS Miami: "...Amway President Doug DeVos will skipper Quantum Racing, the U.S.-flagged winner of the 2013 52 Super Series that comprises six annual regattas in Key West, Miami and Europe. Among Quantum’s noted crewmembers are tactician Terry Hutchinson, strategist Ed Baird and navigator Juan Vila. Skype co-founder Niklas Zennstrom’s Swedish-flagged sailing yacht Ran has Adrian Stead aboard as tactician...."

British man killed on yacht in St Lucia - Telegraph: "A British man on a year-long sailing trip to the Caribbean has been killed and his wife left injured after their yacht was attacked in St Lucia. Roger Pratt, 62, is understood to have been shot on a boat moored off the Vieux Fort coast as he defended his wife Margaret from robbers who had boarded the vessel. The couple, from Moreton Morrell, Warwickshire, who ran a financial consultancy firm together, were six months into a trip to celebrate Mrs Pratt’s 60th birthday when their yacht was attacked on Friday night, the Mail on Sunday reported..."

SAILING: MYA: Khairulnizam needs foreign coach
New Straits Times
General manager Mohd Afendy Abdullah said Khairulnizam's progress over the past few years, together with the rest of the laser standard and radial sailors, has been stunted by the lack of a quality coaches in the country. The National Sports Council ...

Thrills and spills in Round Barbados regatta as strong winds hit
My Sailing
Day two of the Mount Gay Round Barbados Race Series produced big winds and big waves, which made for spectacular sailing. The biggest excitement of the day was in the first race for J/24s when gusts up to 30kts hit racecourse causing half the fleet to ...

Sur sailing school sets sail
Oman Daily Observer
SUR — A celebration was held yesterday in the Wilayat of Sur under the auspices of Dr Mohammed bin Hamad al Rumhy, Minister of Oil and Gas to mark the opening of OmanSailing School in the Wilayat of Sur. The school initiative is part of the corporate ...

EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour: Team Delft gears up for battle
Sail World
EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour is coming up in February and a young amateur team from the Netherlands skippered by a 25 year old is gearing up for a challenge against some of the world's top professional sailors lining up for the prestigious event - by ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Pressure mounts as start nears
Sail World
Belcher, the 2013 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year, made it 18 consecutive wins in a row when he took gold at ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne and it was his tenth in a row with Ryan. Belcher's run stems from November 2011 and as the victories have ...

Frustrating weather conditions for Clipper Race skippers
My Sailing
Usually that would take about 12 hours for us but on this point of sail under these variable conditions it is looking like taking another two days plus! This isn't taking into account that the current that we are punching will get stronger as we get ...

Famous yachts to race in 178th Australia Day Regatta
My Sailing
The Australia Day Regatta, proudly acclaimed as the oldest continuously-conducted annual sailing regatta in the world, has been conducted each year since 1837 to commemorate the anniversary of the first European settlement of Australia. Originally ...

Sail-World expands in Europe
Sail World
Sail-world.com, the World's largest sailing news network is expanding again, with five new marine sites soon to be launched in Europe, Sail-World publisher Rob Kothe announced in Copenhagen today. Kothe said 'Europe is without doubt the key sailing ...

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18 January 2014

Flying Phantom sailing video


Flying Phantom One design from Jeremie Eloy/ Wanaii Films on Vimeo.
Flying Phantom One Design January Sailing Session
After three years of research and development, the Flying Phantom is world’s first series foiler catamaran thanks to the combination of L-shaped foils and T-shaped rudders.
Sailing session with Gurvan Bontemps and Benjamin Amiot between Saint Lunaire and Saint Malo - Brittany - France.
"Foiling cats are the future of our Sport"
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Fort Lauderdale to Key West Race: "Signed, Sealed,  & Delivered This year's Ft. Lauderdale to Key West Race certainly lived up to the pre-race caveat of "Be Prepared."  The light VMG running of the past couple of years was a distant memory, as a stout northwesterly that built overnight brought the fleet down and around the curve in rapid fashion, but made them work hard for the quick trip. When they reached the island, a slew of familiar names graced the top of the leader board...." Race Results here

Fast start, but slow sailing to Key West
Sun-Sentinel
What had the potential to be a quick Fort Lauderdale to Key West Race turned into a much slower ride for the 34 boats that competed. Winds were 20-25 knots out of the west-northwest just south of Port Everglades Inlet at the start of the 160-mile race ...

Sailing: Flying north for Starlings
New Zealand Herald
Parua Bay is proving a real drawcard for some, with sailors from as far south as Timaru carting their boats up to compete in the North Island Starling Championships this weekend. Joining the six competitors coming north from Timaru are sailors from ...

Sailing: Zenith Sailing Team win SB20 Asia Pacific Championship
Channel News Asia
A bigger competition arena coupled with strong winds made for exciting racing at this year's Singapore Straits Regatta (SSR). The Zenith Sailing Team emerged victorious at the SB20 Asia Pacific Championship despite a strong challenge in the later stages.

Wind, sun and plenty of rum on opening day in Barbados
My Sailing
Although they had a tough day on the water holding off Tom Slade's Santa Cruz 52 – Renengade – and Mike and Alene Krimholtz's well-sailed British registered Dufour 38 – Dragon Magic – they are clearly enjoying the challenges of Caribbean sailing.

Versatile yachtsman David Graney leads Betsey Island fleet home
My Sailing
In fact, it's been a good sailing week for Graney. In another close result he sailed Wedgewood into equal second place in race two of the SB20 Thursday twilight racing, just three seconds astern to the winning boat in a blanket finish between five SB20s.

Smooth sailing: Rough surfaces that can reduce drag
Eureka! Science News
From the sleek hulls of racing yachts to Michael Phelps' shaved legs, most objects that move through the water quickly are also smooth. But researchers from UCLA have found that bumpiness can sometimes be better. "A properly designed rough surface, ...

Tricky conditions in the Solomon Sea shuffle the Clipper fleet
My Sailing
However, headline grabbing Old Pulteney look set to give the fleet a tough time during the 4,500 mile race to Singapore after the teams tactical sail plan and resolute focus has seen the team climb into second place. Out of all the races to be won Old ...

Crown Series Bellerive Regatta celebrates 10th Anniversary
My Sailing
Tasmania's most successful regatta of the modern era, the Crown Series Bellerive Regatta, next month will celebrate a decade of providing an outstanding annual sailingevent for all racing craft: keelboats, sports boats, multihulls and a multitude of ...

GBSA Gears Up To Provide West Bay Community Sailing Venue
Patch.com
GBSA has provided sailing camps for West Bay youngsters for years, as well as held the nationally recognized C.J. Buckley youth regatta every summer. What began as an offshoot of the East Greenwich Yacht Club became independent in the 1990s. Now it ...

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17 January 2014

Extreme Sailing Series 2014, Skippers video


Extreme Sailing Series 2014 - What the skippers have to say - video
http://extremesailingseries.com The Extreme Sailing Series™ officially launched the 2014 circuit at the London Boat show on the 8th January confirming an eight Act, three continent world tour - plus a full starting of elite level teams, including all teams from 2013 plus some new faces with French offshore legend Franck Cammas, Olympic hero Sir Ben Ainslie and winner of the first ever Extreme Sailing Series, Rob Greenhalgh. Find out who is taking part and what they have to say about it in what is set to be one of the most competitive Series in its eight year history... (Originally published on Jan 10, 2014)

Key West sailing regatta starts Sunday
Trade Only Today
Quantum Key West 2014 is gearing up for its trademark full week of racing, which starts Sunday and continues through Jan. 24. Shockwave, skippered by George Sakellaris will look to defend its title against fellow 72-footer Bella Mente (Hap Fauth) and ...

Sailing regatta brings world-class racers to Key West – Annual race features a ...
Florida Keys Weekly
The crew of the Italian boat Bombarda hike on the starboard side during last year's Melges 32 division race during Key West Race Week. The 27th annual Quantum Key West sailing regatta takes place Sunday through Friday, Jan. 19-24. The action is slated ...

Sailing Arabia to begin on Feb. 9; to stop by in Qatar on National Sport Day
Gulf Times
The fourth edition of the EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour, the Gulf region's only annual long distance offshore sailing event is scheduled to start from Bahrain on February 9 and is expected to arrive at Pearl Marina Doha in time for the National Sport ...

Sailing: Young sailor there with the greats after trophy win
New Zealand Herald
North Shore teenager Kate Stewart has spent hours studying the famous names engraved on the Tauranga Cup, yet she still hasn't got her head around the fact hers is among them. The trophy, which with the Tanner Cup is the top prize in P-Class sailing...

Getting started sailing as easy as signing up for classes
Vancouver Sun
Vancouver is nestled between mountains and the ocean and offers world class opportunities for sailing. Not only are some of the world's best cruising grounds right at our doorstep, there are also more than three dozens of sailing schools, as many clubs...

Catamarans flock to Southport for Australia Day weekend
My Sailing
Spectators are invited to come down to the Southport Yacht Club Sailing Squadron to view these spectacular off-the-beach vessels. Sailing Squadron is located at 1 Marina Crescent, Hollywell 4216. For more information contact Southport Yacht Club's ...

Smooth sailing: Rough surfaces that can reduce drag
Nanowerk
Smooth sailing: Rough surfaces that can reduce drag. (Nanowerk News) From the sleek hulls of racing yachts to Michael Phelps' shaved legs, most objects that move through the water quickly are also smooth. But researchers from UCLA have found that ...

Irish eyes smiling again as Clipper boats dash through the scoring gate
My Sailing
“We battled hard with our rival OneDLL and sometimes came very near to them, near enough to read the text on the sail. Then a wind change would pull them away from us and we had to do the fight all over again, still we find them six and half miles in ...

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Rescue from Disabled Sailboat in Atlantic (video)



The Coast Guard rescued four people from a disabled sailboat approximately 300 miles east of Cape Henry.
A boater onboard the 42-foot “Be Good Too” contacted Coast Guard watchstanders at 1:30 p.m. Monday reporting the boat was disabled and adrift. The boat had been traveling from New York to the British Virgin Islands.

4 Rescued From Disabled Sailboat in Atlantic - ABC News: "A Coast Guard helicopter crew hoisted four people from a disabled sailboat about 300 miles off Virginia's coast. The 42-foot Be Good Too was headed to the British Virgin Islands from New York when the crew contacted the Coast Guard on Monday. The Coast Guard says the crew reported that the sailboat was disabled and adrift...."

Sailing Arabia to begin on Feb. 9; to stop by in Qatar on National Sport Day
Gulf Times
The fourth edition of the EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour, the Gulf region's only annual long distance offshore sailing event is scheduled to start from Bahrain on February 9 and is expected to arrive at Pearl Marina Doha in time for the National Sport ...

Getting started sailing as easy as signing up for classes
Vancouver Sun
Vancouver is nestled between mountains and the ocean and offers world class opportunities for sailing. Not only are some of the world's best cruising grounds right at our doorstep, there are also more than three dozens of sailing schools, as many clubs...

US Sailing hands out annual Rolex honors
Trade Only Today
Brian Porter of Fontana, Wis., and Jody Starck of Amherst, N.J., were named USSailing's 2013 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year. The two sailors topped a shortlist of nine men and six women who were nominated by members of US Sailingand ...

Sailing through with ease
Bangalore Mirror
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Bahrain to open Sailing Arabia tour
Gulf Daily News
BAHRAIN will once again host the starting point of the prestigious EFG Sailing Arabia-The Tour. This was announced yesterday by organisers Oman Sail. The fourth edition of the prestigious race, the Gulf region's only annual long-distance offshore ...

Irish eyes smiling again as Clipper boats dash through the scoring gate
My Sailing
“We battled hard with our rival OneDLL and sometimes came very near to them, near enough to read the text on the sail. Then a wind change would pull them away from us and we had to do the fight all over again, still we find them six and half miles in ...

Overseas Melges 24 skippers coming to tackle top Aussies
My Sailing
Geelong's Festival of Sails January 21-27 will incorporate the Melges 24 Australian Open Nationals as a shakedown to the main event, the World Championship, to be staged on the same expanse of water. Racing will commence Wednesday January 29 ...

Sail Newport's Youth Sailing Program Registration is Open
Patch.com
Sail Newport collects all Dinghy, Little Guppy and Keelboat Class registration forms from early January through mid-February. See a list of complete rules here. Online registration is the required method of registering. No deposit is required at this ...

Sailing trip highlights marine mammals
Parksville Qualicum Beach News
... is the second part in a documentary series created by part-time Bowser resident Laura Winter and her boyfriend Thorsten Böhnke. The film follows them on a sailing expedition as they document conservation projects and a variety of wildlife on land ...

Catamarans flock to Southport for Australia Day weekend
My Sailing
Spectators are invited to come down to the Southport Yacht Club Sailing Squadron to view these spectacular off-the-beach vessels. Sailing Squadron is located at 1 Marina Crescent, Hollywell 4216. For more information contact Southport Yacht Club's ...

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15 January 2014

Line Squall hits Club Sailing Race (video)



Line Squall hits Club Sailing Race!: "Line Squall hits Club Sailing Race!" - Yacht club sailboat race around the bouys on a Wednesday night gets hit by a line squall, winds in access of 30 knots with gusts close to 40 knots. Aboard a Jeanneau 39i Performance s/v Black Diamond. Check our blog also at www.sailboatcruise.ca (Uploaded on Dec 31, 2011)

Sailing: Dalton struggling to find funds
Newstalk ZB
Team New Zealand managing director Grant Dalton is struggling to find the funding to put together another round the world sailing campaign. Dalton's given himself until March to find the 17 million Euros needed to enter the next Volvo. "I just can't ...

Scuttlebutt turns 4000
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Scuttlebutt was first launched in 1997, well before regatta organizers and the sailing media had embraced the Internet. The early focus of the email newsletter was Southern California, but as interest in the publication grew both nationally and ...

Common ground: America's Cup and 18ft Skiffs
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Two of the highest profile sailing classes for more than 100 years have been the America's Cup and the 18ft Skiffs. While the 18s have been famous for their spectacular speed and wild rides/capsizes, The America's Cup has been contested mainly by large...

Premiere Racing, Inc. | Quantum Key West 2014: January 19 – 24, 2014: "Key West, Florida Keys - Quantum Key West 2014 is gearing up for its trademark full week of racing on the aqua-colored waters off the coast of the Conch Republic. From the professional-laden 52 Class to top tier club-oriented programs in the PHRF classes, this midwinter classic offers something for everyone..."

Clipper fleet enjoys champagne sailing to scoring gate
My Sailing
As the fleet leave behind the Southern Ocean once again, and head into the Coral Sea and its tropical climate Derry~Londonderry~Doire show no signs of relinquishing its minimal but early lead. However, with less than 20 miles separating the first nine ...

2014 Oceanbridge Sail Auckland: Top internationals line up in Laser
Sail World
All three NZL Sailing Team Laser campaigners, and New Zealand's best up-and-comers, will be joined by top international competitors from Australia, Sweden, Ireland, Norway, Singapore, the Netherlands and Korea for the 2014 Oceanbridge Sail Auckland.

Reaching and racing: Is the pendulum swinging back?
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Many of the most memorable races I sailed when young included reaches. A J/24 Worlds with an around Jamestown race, windsurfing races, and Laser regattas with crazy fast and long reaches immediately come to mind. The best were a number of 420 ...

Maserati smashes Cape to Rio Race record
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
“We have been sailing in winds varying from 6 knots to 12 knots, right from behind in swelly conditions,” said Kushner. “This means that it is very difficult to keep the kite trimmed all the time.. and this means not such good speed. We are still ...

Sam Newton compares 18 foot skiffs to AC boats
My Sailing
Two of the highest profile sailing classes for more than 100 years have been The America's Cup and the 18ft Skiffs. While the 18s have been famous for their spectacular speed and wild rides/capsizes, The America's Cup has been contested mainly by large...

Fleet sets sail from St Lucia in World Arc Rally 2014/15
Cruising World
Second across the line was the Discovery 55 Hebe (GBR) sailed by Andrew and Jane Lax followed by the X-612 CHIKA-lu (GER) owned by Hubert Hirschfeld. The remainder of the fleet followed in close succession creating an excellent display. Joining them ...

Topper Worlds 2014 at Pwllheli Get Sponsor
Afloat
The International Topper Class Association and Clwb Hwylio Pwllheli Sailing Club have announced that local chandlery company, Firmhelm are supporting the World Championship 2014. Over 700 sailors, coaches and their families are expected to ...

Musket Cove Fiji Regatta - An event like no other
Sail World
Musket Cove Fiji Regatta is open to all-comers – cruising and racing sailors who are sailing through this beautiful part of the world aboard monohulls or multihulls. The event is all about casual fun and camaraderie – people having good times on and ...

Looking Back: America's Cup, Volvo Ocean Race, Record-Setting
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Aboard a 110-foot trimaran named after an American Indian, Geronimo, 11 French sailors are preparing for one wild ride. Fittingly, Geronimo's captain – the five-time circumnavigator and the former French radio personality Olivier de Kersauson – has a ...

Clipper Race 2013-14: leg five trip from Brisbane to China could be hardest of ...
Telegraph.co.uk
... of windless wilderness through the glassy seas around Malaysia, the Philippines and Indonesia could come as a shock to the 79 new crewmembers who might have thought they'd signed up for some breezy 'champagne' sailing across the world's oceans.

French sailing legend Sidney Gavignet assembles international specialist team ...
BYM News (press release)
Gavignet is signed on to skipper for EFG Bank (Monaco). 760 nautical miles will be raced over 15 days of the competition. The freedom of racing in shorts and t-shirts during the northern hemisphere winter is part of the draw for international sailing ...

Rupert Murdoch finds a buyer for his $29.7m sailing yacht - Telegraph
Rosehearty, the $29.7m (£18m) sailing yacht owned by News Corp and 21st Century Fox chairman Rupert Murdoch, has been sold after less than four months ...
www.telegraph.co.uk/.../Rupert-Murdoch-finds-a-buyer-for-hi...

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Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race 2013, Day 4 Arrivals video

Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race 2013: Day 4 Arrivals in Hobart - The Derwent River didn't relent with tough weather conditions for the yachts that arrived on Sunday, December 29. The weather fluctuated from bright sun to rain, stiff southerly breezes to extremely gusty conditions. Dale Lorimer was on the river and captured the final nautical miles of some of the fleet to Constitution Dock, including the dismasted Wedgetail that motored from the site of her dismasting off Tasman Island.


Sailing: Why Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020 are in Orton and Payne's thoughts
Chichester Observer
For the select few invited to join the British sailing team's Podium Potential (PP) programme, the partnership can provide the perfect platform when matched by the desire and commitment to work through the challenges that face sailors transitioning ...

Youth and enthusiasm to the fore in Dragon class
My Sailing
The Dragon was designed in 1929 and enjoys a long illustrious history of great sailors including Olympic gold medallists and former world champions from many classes, royalty and the rich and famous. The class is sometimes viewed as a classic class ...

Sailing: Burling & Tuke signing could open door for others
Newstalk ZB
Peter Burling and Blair Tuke's marquee signing to Team New Zealand may open the door for more sailors to compete in America's Cup and Olympic boats simultaneously. The 49er world champions have agreed to compete in the 2017 America's Cup, while ...

The TIWAL inflatable dinghy is ready to sail in under 20 minutes
Gizmag
The latest entrant in the field of water sports is an inflatable sailing dinghy that can be assembled or packed down into two bags in a little under 20 minutes. We've seen folding boats such as Foldaboat and Quickboat, and inflatable ones like Sealegs ...

Pair to combine America's Cup sailing with Olympic campaigning
Voxy
Today it was announced that NZL Sailing Team sailors Peter Burling and Blair Tuke have signed with Emirates Team New Zealand as the team move towards mounting a campaign for the 35th America's Cup. The pair will combine America's Cup sailingwith ...

Extreme Sailing Series - Oman Air ready to return to action
Sail World
The upcoming international inshore sailing circuit, the 2014 Extreme Sailing Series, will mark a return to action for Oman Air. Celebrating its eighth edition, the world tour will be hosted in nine iconic venues spanning three continents, and will see ...

Rule 24: Interfering with another Boat
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
The 2014 supplement to the ISAF 2013-2016 Case Book, which provides interpretations of the Racing Rules of Sailing, contains new cases that were approved at the ISAF Annual Conference in November 2013. Here is one of them… Assumed Facts for ...

Sailing: Dalton kept awake at night by Cup loss
Newstalk ZB
Grant Dalton says none of their reviews have been able to explain how they gave up an 8-1 lead to lose to Oracle. "I wake up at two o'clock in the morning and will do for the rest of my life. "I just don't know. They were quicker and they didn't have ...

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