03 January 2014

2013 Rolex Sydney Hobart Race Final Wrap Video

2013 Rolex Sydney Hobart Race Final Wrap Sailing Video from On The Water Anarchy on Vimeo. Official video from Rolex and Channel 7 shows why this 630 NM race is far, far bigger than it sounds. Victoire was the winner on IRC while Wild Oats XI landed a record-tying 7th line honors victory. For more coverage, check out www.rolexsydneyhobart.com, www.sailinganarchy.com, and www.facebook.com/mcconaghyboats

Clipper Race: Derry~Londonderry~Doire lead race to Brisbane as Mission ...
Sydney-born Katherine Camilleri, 50, sustained bruised ribs but was able to return to the yacht before it set sail once more at 12.30pm on Friday. Crewmate Derek Furniss, from Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire, was not so lucky. The 44-year-old suffered ...

Royal Day for boat builder at London Boat Show
Daily Echo
Top sailors will compete in regattas in the dock, including racing yachts with fine artsails, and the winner of a nationwide competition for schoolchildren to design an art sailin aid of the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation – the show's official ...

Olympic sailing location a 'disgrace' - sailors
3News NZ
Pollution in the sea off Rio de Janeiro where sailing events will be held at the next Olympics has been described as a disgrace by some of those who will be racing there. Rio's local Olympic organising committee has promised the pollution will be ...

Sailing spectacular to hit the Peninsula
BYM News (press release)
Victoria, and Mornington in particular, is set to host one of the most significant sailingevents in recent history. In what is thought to be a record anywhere in Australia 350 same style boats will compete in the one regatta. Commencing this weekend ...

On This Day: Polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton dies while sailing to the ...
Yahoo News UK
The 47-year-old, who was planning to circumnavigate the icy continent, perished off the coast of South Georgia three months after setting sail aboard Quest from England. Shackleton, who is famed for cheating death in the most daring escape ever from ...

Excitement mounts for Cape to Rio race
Sailing from Cape Town to the finish line at Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro, there are no racing marks to the course, which may well give the huge field of competitors the opportunity to break the current record. Set by Zephyrus IV, a 22.9m sloop in 2000 ...

Sailing Excursions Teach and Certify Students On the Water
The Ledger
In short, for about what it costs for a three-star hotel, students get to sail from Coconut Grove down to the Keys and back again as they learn to sail both the bay and ocean waters. Singles or couples sleep aboard in comfortable cabins, and get plenty ...

25th Annual Women's Sailing Convention
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
The Southern California Yachting Association, will hold its 25th Annual Women's SailingConvention on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club, Corona del Mar. Primary sponsor is BoatU.S. This event is open to all women interested ...

AFLOAT: Sailing club reflects on historic year
Dorset Echo
AS THE curtains are drawn on Weymouth Sailing Club's (WSC) centenary, members can look back at an eventful and exciting year. On New Year's Day 2013, the commodore opened the season, winning the first race of the year which ended outside WSC's ...

Midwest's Largest All-Sail Show Returns to Chicago
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
The nation's largest indoor sailing event, Progressive® Insurance Strictly SailChicago®, returns to Navy Pier January 23-26 with the most extensive variety of sailboats, sailing accessories, and the latest nautical gear, plus attractions for the whole ...

Will your sailing crew be ready for tight quarter maneuvering?
Sail World
Dock a boat in a tight marina, and you know how it can be a challenge. But how many times have you seen other boats with crew that were unprepared. Maybe the crew were up forward taking in some rays of the sun. Or back aft in the cockpit yapping on the ...

A Speck in the Sea - NYTimes.com: "...
The first calculation the search team ran that morning was a survival simulation, taking into account Aldridge’s height (5-9) and weight (150 pounds), plus the weather and water temperature. It told them that the longest Aldridge could likely stay afloat before hypothermia took over and his muscles gave out was 19 hours. But that, they knew, was a best case. The reality was that very few people survived more than three or four hours in the North Atlantic, especially without a flotation device..."

ekathimerini.com | Taxes force yacht owners sail away: "The Greek Marinas Association (GMA) has reported a number of departures of foreign-owned yachts due to the new charges imposed since the start of the year on recreational vessels. International organizations, associations and unions active in the maritime tourism domain have informed their members about the new increased taxation Greece has imposed on yachts ... According to GMA data, yacht owners mostly from the United Kingdom, Italy, France, Germany and Austria have taken their boats from Greece to marinas at rival maritime tourism destinations such as Croatia, Montenegro and Turkey...."

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