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
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
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."
Raptor strikes as sportsboats wrap up competition in Geelong
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 ...