30 July 2014

Sopot Match Race, Alpari World Match Racing Tour, Jul 31-Aug 3 (video)

Sopot Match Race, Alpari World Match Racing Tour, July 31-August 3 (promo video above)
Sopot is the most prestigeous sea resort in Poland located by the Baltic Sea, between Gdansk and Gdynia. 12 teams will be competing at the Sopot Match Race, Stage 3 of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour starting on 31 July and culminating in the final on 3 of August.

ALPARI World Match Racing Tour - Alpari World Match Racing Tour moves on to Poland: "Sopot, Poland (30th July 2014): One of the most exciting developments in the Alpari World Match Racing Tour for 2014 is the addition of Sopot Match Race into its roster of events.  This year will be the 11th edition of Sopot Match Race, taking place on the Baltic in the Polish holiday resort close to Gdansk. As a nation Poland is one of the most prolific internationally when it comes to match racing with the annual Polish Match Tour comprising five or six events annually. As a result, according to event organiser and competitor Przemek Tarnacki, his country also has more sailors in the top 100 of the ISAF match race rankings than any other. It is therefore fitting that Poland’s top event for the first time this year should form part of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour... Racing takes place over 4 days from Thursday 31st July until Sunday 3rd August and sunshine with a light to moderate sea breeze are to be expected. The format will see a full round of Qualifying, with the winner advancing to the Semi Finals, followed by a 6 team Quarter Final then Semi Final and Final."
Stage 3 Sopot Match Race, Alpari World Match Racing Tour:
Ian Williams (GBR) GAC Pindar
Björn Hansen (SWE) Hansen Sailing Team
Keith Swinton (AUS) Team Alpari FX
Mathieu Richard (FRA) LunaJets
Taylor Canfield (ISV) USone
Phil Robertson (NZL) Waka Racing
David Gilmour (ASU) Team Gilmour
Przemysław Tarnacki (POL) Tarnacki Yacht Racing
Karol Jabłoński (POL) Jablonski Sailing Team
Nicolai Sehested (DEN) Trefor Match Racing
Johnie Berntsson (SWE) Stena Sailing Team
Staffan Lindberg (FIN) Alandia Sailing Team

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The National Sailing Hall of Fame: Hall of Fame 2014 -  (July 29, 2014) – The National Sailing Hall of Fame (NSHOF) today announced the eight people who will make up its 2014 class of inductees into the National Sailing Hall of Fame:  Yachtsman, historian and senior statesman of the sport Henry H. “Harry” Anderson, Jr. (Mystic, Conn.); mathematician and navigator Nathaniel Bowditch (Salem, Mass.); boat builder and U.S. Olympic Sailing Team boatwright Carl Eichenlaub (San Diego, Calif.); brothers Olaf Harken and Peter Harken (both Pewaukee, Wisc.), respectively, boat builder and sailing hardware designer; naval architect and prolific writer L. Francis Herreshoff (Bristol, R.I./Marblehead, Mass.); 1960 5.5 Metre Olympic Gold Medalist and boat builder George O’Day (Brookline, Mass./Dover, Mass.); and Grand Prix yachtsman John B. “Jim” Kilroy (Marina del Rey, Calif.), the recipient of the NSHOF’s first Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Class of 2014 will be inducted on September 28, 2014 in a ceremony at the Detroit Yacht Club.

Sailing NEWS Digest:


Sailors to navigate dirty water in first Rio test
Columbia Daily Tribune
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Sailors, coaches and the mayor of Rio de Janeiro acknowledge the problem: Guanabara Bay, the venue for sailing at the ...

National Post

Sailing's not all gin and tonics, say Olympic hopefuls
THE Irish Sailing Team had their most successful Olympics for 30 years at London 2012 with fourth, 10th and 14th place finishes setting the bar for the ...

Sailing the Flathead
Flathead Beacon
Jim Kelley, center, releases tension on the sails while Ken Yachechak, left, and his wife Jodee, prepare to tack during the Tuesday night race league ...

Sailing camps a hit with Prince Rupert youth
Prince Rupert Northern View
Prince Rupert's Big Blue Sailing School has helped bring back their kids camp, run by B.C. Sailing and the Mobile Optimist Sailing School (MOSS).

Oakville sailing coach in court again
Hamilton Spectator
An Oakville sailing coach facing 21 sexual assault-related charges stemming from allegations made by seven males appeared briefly in Milton court ...

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America's Cup Updates; J/88 Sail Testing (video)

J/88 Sail Testing (video above) Published on July 24, 2013 - Sail testing in Narragansett Bay with Bob and Rodney Johnstone on J/88 Hull #1 - 3Di main and A2-1 code sail offered standard North Sails CSD.

European challengers commit to America's Cup: "Four European teams promised on Friday to compete for the next America's Cup, ensuring the event would be viable after official challenger Team Australia pulled out because of rising costs. The European rivals from Italy, Sweden, Britain and France said they would cooperate with Oracle Team USA, the holders, to ensure the 35th America's Cup in 2017 was a sporting and commercial success. "The teams Luna Rossa Challenge, Artemis Racing, Ben Ainslie Racing and Team France – jointly with the yacht clubs they represent – confirm their full support to the event, regardless of the host venue that will be selected," they said in a joint statement. Planning for the 2017 Cup was thrown into turmoil last week when the Australians, the Challenger of Record, withdrew from the event. The next America's Cup will be sailed in either San Diego or Bermuda, with the venue to be confirmed in October...."

More America's Cup NEWS:


America's Cup pow-wow proves 'positive'
America's Cup syndicates have pledged to do more talking in the leadup to the next regatta and those ongoing discussions are likely to include Team ...

The Independent

America's Cup 2015: Long-term planning to be discussed in London meeting
The Independent
A steady as she goes meeting of four of the possible five challengers with the America's Cup defender has decided in London to demand much more ...

Portsmouth News

Day at sea gives taste of Clipper race
Portsmouth News
With Sir Ben Ainslie choosing Portsmouth as his base for the America's Cup and global sailing company Clipper Ventures based in Gosport, I thought ...

America’s Cup Boss Coutts Tells Kiwis To Skip Cup Meeting « CBS Los Angeles: "America’s Cup boss Russell Coutts told The Associated Press on Sunday that he told the Kiwis not to come to a meeting in London on Tuesday at which competitors will try to hash out differences following a week of bruising publicity."

Sailing NEWS:


Clean up of Olympic sailing venue way behind schedule
Boston Globe
RIO DE JANEIRO — Sailors, coaches, and the mayor of Rio de Janeiro acknowledge the problem: Guanabara Bay, the venue for sailing at the 2016 ...

Updated sailing resource for aspiring youth and young adults
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
US Sailing has launched a brand new Clever Pig website, which was designed specifically for aspiring youth and young adults who want to take their ...

Sailing Yacht Research Foundation moving forward
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
(July 29, 2014) – The Sailing Yacht Research Foundation (SYRF) has appointed two new members to the Board of Directors and a new member to the ...

Warwick Beacon

Young sailors race in memory of CJ Buckley
Warwick Beacon
“You've been here for 15 minutes, get moving,” one of several adults on the beach yelled. “You can get your sails up when the boats are in the water.”.

US National Sailing Hall of Fame announces 2014 Inductees
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
“When the National Sailing Hall of Fame was formed in 2005, a central piece of its mission was to focus attention on Americans who had made ...

Bellingham Herald

Youth Sailing Camp on Bellingham Bay
Bellingham Herald
Sailing instructor Peter Carle, left, teaches kids the basics of sailing on Bellingham Bay on the first day of the Community Boating Center Adventure ...

Bellingham hosts sailing race for leukemia research
Western Front
Like ducks in a row, sailing teams race into the bay at the start of the Bellingham Bay Leukemia Cup on Saturday, July 26....

And Now for Something Completely Different
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
While some people are still in shock that the America's Cup has moved on from San Francisco, others are seeking to connect with the eclectic culture ...

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29 July 2014

Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta 2014, Rio 2016 test event (video)

"As a sailboat catches wind" video above
Events | ISAF | World Sailing | Official Website : Regatta Information: "AQUECE RIO INTERNATIONAL SAILING REGATTA 2014 (RIO 2016 TEST EVENT) EVENT DETAILS Start Date 2 August 2014 End Date 9 August 2014" (more info at link above and at http://www.aquecerio.com/)

Rio Olympics Faces Test as Sailors Race on ‘Toilet’ Bay - Bloomberg: "At a competition last year in Rio de Janeiro, which will be the first South American host of the multisports showpiece in 2016, there was a problem. The quickest path for the 49er class sailor and his teammate Nikolaus Resch would have meant cutting through a swath of garbage including plastic chairs and tables. “It was strategic decision where to go because of the trash in the water,” Dalle Karth said in an interview at the Sao Francisco sailing club in Niteroi as he prepared for the 2016 Olympics first test event, the Aquece Rio sailing regatta beginning Aug. 2. “You couldn’t go to the left because you had to stop three times afterward to get the trash off your center board and rudder” ... Rio has pledged to clean up the Guanabara Bay, an iconic location shadowed by the city’s famous Sugarloaf mountain. The bay is so polluted that local rowing coach Fabio Araujo won’t take on students who haven’t been vaccinated against hepatitis A and B. Organizers say the competition courses will meet international standards, and have invited teams to carry out their own tests on the water...." (read more at link above)

Valencia Sailing
Welcome to #CleanRio! A picture is worth a thousand words, so here's one of the actual race area of the ...



Sailors to navigate dirty water in 1st Rio test
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Sailors, coaches and the mayor of Rio de Janeiro acknowledge the problem: Guanabara Bay, the venue for sailing at the ...

Courier-Gazette & Camden Herald

Red Jacket Regatta attracts young sailors from far, wide
Courier-Gazette & Camden Herald
Rockland — It must be the height of summer if the sails of dozens of young racers filled the inner harbor of Penobscot Bay near the Rockland ...

ISAF World Sailing Rankings for July 28, 2014 released
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Annemiek Bekkering and Annette Duetz (NED) were victors at the 100-point Sail for Gold regatta and move up to World #5 from World #11. Spain's ...

Sail World

Celestial confirmed as winner of Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht
My Sailing
Haynes' 16 year-old son Will, a product of the CYCA's Youth Sailing Academy, can now lay claim to be the youngest winner of the event – and in his ...

Celestial in box seat for Sydney-Gold Coast handicap honours
My Sailing
Sam Haynes has sailed his Rogers 46, Celestial, to what looks to be an unassailable position to win the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia's Land Rover ...

The 150 Sailing Challenge begins Monday in Charlottetown
The Guardian Charlottetown
A horn will sound at the front of the Charlottetown Yacht Club (CYC) Monday at 10 a.m. to start The 150 Sailing Challenge. The race of some 250 ...

Sail World

Airlie Beach Race Week attracts a record fleet
My Sailing
“This year's regatta is already significant for many reasons and this is the icing on the cake for the host Whitsunday Sailing Club and our competitors,” ...

Good-natured ribbing expected at Sydney International Boat Show
My Sailing
The Hunter sail shape puts more of the sail area towards the top of the mast, where the wind is always stronger, and gives a much better and ...

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28 July 2014

Sailing Puerto Rico - BVI (video)

SAILING PUERTO RICO - BVI (British Virgin Islands)- video above
 Catamaran chartered in SailCaribe, Fajardo - June 2014 Capt. Michael Barnick.

Sperry Top-Sider Nood in Marblehead: Sunday | Sailing World: "... As the first guns sounded, the rain started to fall and by the third leg of the J/105 fleet’s first race the combination of light air and building chop kept many of the lead boats from making significant gains up the course. “It made the course very challenging going upwind today,” said J/105 overall winner Ric Dexter... Seemingly indifferent to the difficult conditions throughout the weekend was David Nelson and his crew aboard his Rhodes 19, USA 3172. Not only did they take first place in the Rhodes 19 class, but also snagged the honor of Marblehead NOOD Overall Winner. The top spot earned Nelson and his crew a berth at the NOOD Championship in the British Virgin Islands in October, which will be sailed in 44-foot boats provided by Sunsail." (read more at the link above)
2014 Sperry Top-Sider Marblehead NOOD Regatta RESULTS

Sailing adventure: Learning to harness the wind
Wisconsin Gazette
In sailing, the wind is both friend and foe. Its absence can leave you adrift in the doldrums, while too much of it can send you places you never wanted ...

Sail World

Jørgen Svendsen wins OK Dinghy Europeans in Steinhude after no wind on final day
My Sailing
As the sailors rose from their slumber the lake was shrouded in a low mist with barely a breath of wind breaking the surface. Breakfast started at 7.00 to ...

Zee News

Broken hydrofoil but Wild Oats in charge of Sydney-Gold Coast race
My Sailing
We're struggling to lay Byron Bay, but will know later whether we will or not,” he said of the boat which is sailing in a west/sou' westerly breeze with an ...

Sewage and Sailing compete at 2016 Olympic venue
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
The first of two 'Test Events' for the 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil will be held August 3-9, 2014, with racing to take place ...

Silver for Sam Gilmour at ISAF Youth Match Racing Championship
My Sailing
Gilmour sailed to the right of the course while Aschenbrenner sailed up the left. Gilmour rounded ahead at the first windward mark, but Aschenbrenner ...

The 150 Sailing Challenge begins Monday in Charlottetown
The Guardian Charlottetown
A horn will sound at the front of the Charlottetown Yacht Club (CYC) Monday at 10 a.m. to start The 150 SailingChallenge. The race of some 250 ...

Preparation precedes smooth sailing aboard American Eagle
Press Herald
Gerard Hoogeboom varnishes the bowsprit of the American Eagle at the North End Shipyard in Rockport while preparing the schooner for the sailing ...

You are what you eat - what fuels ocean racers offshore?
My Sailing
Let's face it – life onboard is no picnic. It's physically exhausting, mentally draining and super stressful. Sosailors need fuel to keep the muscles strong.

My Sailing

Scarlet Runner wins Pacific Cup trifecta
My Sailing
At the conclusion of the Caribbean campaign, Scarlet sailed through the Panama Canal to Acapulco then onto Cabo San Lucas, San Diego and then ...

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26 July 2014

Sperry Top Sider NOOD Regatta, 125th Marblehead Race Week (video)

2014 Sperry Top-Sider Marblehead NOOD Regatta RESULTS
Sailing World NewsCoverage



Sailing-European challengers commit to America's Cup
The next America's Cup will be sailed in either San Diego or Bermuda, with the venue to be confirmed in October. The Challenger of Record is tasked ...

Sailing toward a cure
Barnstable Patriot
Paul Garcia grew up sailing on Long Island Sound in New York. The sport became a passion; but that passion was nearly derailed after the Lyme ...

Marblehead Sailing Hall of Fame honors eight as 125th Race Week begins
The Salem News
Through Sunday, sails will fill the waters off Marblehead neck as the Sperry Top Sider NOOD Regatta gets underway as part of the 125th Marblehead ...


Sailing the dream
Who hasn't fantasized about giving it all up and sailing away into the sunset? Kentville residents Vic de Beer and Iren Hjelkrem are not just dreaming it ...

Bournemouth Echo

Sailing: Highcliffe duo in European Championship quest
Bournemouth Echo
But while Mussell is determined to fight for the title this time, he admits 51-year-old Langdown, who recently returned to sailing following a sabbatical, ...

Falmouth Packet

SAILING: Charity races at Flushing raise £250 for Cornwall Air Ambulance
Falmouth Packet
CHARITY sailing races took place at Flushing Sailing Club on Tuesday with £250 raised for Cornwall Air Ambulance, writes Chris Jelliss. A southerly ...

Falmouth Packet

SAILING: Heard Memorial Race held at Mylor
Falmouth Packet
SAILORS took to the waters at Mylor Yacht Club for the Heard Memorial Race on Sunday, writes Chris Davis. This race, held in memory of Mylor ...

VIDEO: Inspirational teen sails into Portland for incredible charity challenge
Dorset Echo
After sailing the coast from England to Wales, Natasha will swap her yacht for a special walking aid to climb the highest peak in southern Britain – Pen ...

Boston Globe

Two historic sailing vessels tie up at Mass. Maritime campus in Buzzards Bay
Wicked Local Cape Cod
Visitors in growing numbers streamed on to Taylors Point from Main Street, Buzzards Bay, to view the two historic sailing vessels, opening for public ...

The North Coast Community Sailing fleet has now moved to Bayfield
Otto Post
Learn to Sail Classes held near Bayfield Area Recreation Center on the beach next to Bodin's Fisheries. Come check us out and learn to sail!

National One Design Sailing Academy
Arrrrrrr ye looking for a see-faring adventure this summer? Today's WagJag from National One Design Sailing Academy promises a whale of a time:.

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24 July 2014

Volvo Ocean Race, A Test Of Sailing Endurance (video)

Just another day at the office | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 | video above

Volvo Ocean Race: A $20 Million Test Of Sailing Endurance: " .... On October 11, the fleet of identical 65-foot ocean racers will set off from Alicante, Spain on the first leg of the 40,000-mile race, which has been held every three years since 1973. For Enright and his young crew, it’s a chance to prove themselves in one of the toughest endurance contests in sailing... The boats will race from Alicante to Cape Town and from there to Abu Dhabi; Sanya, China; Aukland, New Zealand and around Cape Horn to Brazil and Newport before finishing in Gothenburg, Sweden. The race is expected to take 10 months and will cost the average team about $20 million, including the cost of shore crews who will move a pair of shipping containers full of supplies in leapfrog fashion in front of the boats... To drive down costs from previous years, the 65-foot, carbon-fiber boats are all the same... Volvo 65s have canting keels, hinged arms with a lead bulb that can be swung 40 degrees from side to side to provide more stability at the cost of a complex system of hydraulic rams to move the keel. After years of tinkering, the hydraulic rams and swing joints appear to be durable enough to survive a circumnavigation of the globe...."

Plymouth Herald

Sailing: News, club reports and results
Plymouth Herald
CADETS from Saltash Sailing Club raced from the club start line down the Tamar and then up the Lynher to a finish at Forder. Jack Wickham, Tom ...

Hoofer Sailing Club Celebrates 75 years
MADISON (WKOW)--The Hoofer Sailing Club is celebrating 75 years this weekend. The group, which meets down at U.W. Madison's Memorial Union, ...

World ARC cruises into Mackay after Pacific crossing
My Sailing
Mackay became the latest focus of interest for sailors from around the world as the first of 23 cruising boats arrived in Mackay Marina marking the ...

Italy-Tunisia sailing race Carthago Dilecta Est returns
The sailing competition will be followed by Tunisia Sailing Week, August 7-11, an event enriched with a series of races in the Gulf of Hammamet and ...

My Sailing

Which Aussie would qualify for ISAF sailor of the year for 2014?
My Sailing
Nominations are invited for the 2014 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards, the most prestigious award of recognition in the sport of sailing.

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23 July 2014

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 video

Where do you want to be? | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 (video above)

New sailing center open to public at NU
Evanston Now
The new Northwestern University Sailing Center is open for summer fun on the Evanston campus. Just feet from Lake Michigan's shore on the south ...

Belfast Newsletter

SAILING: Five sailors set for Laser Radial Youth World Championships in Poland
Belfast Newsletter
It has been a busy summer for the young sailors from Bangor – Sarah has just finished competing in the ISAF Youth Worlds in Portugal, while Liam ...

Setting sail in the harbor, Bellingham youth have fun in the sun
Western Front
Camp instructor and Western senior, Taylor Martin, 22, hosts a youth sailing program at the Bellingham Yacht Club attracting students from ages 8 to ...

Gulf Times

Qatar to host Military Sailing Championship in November
Peninsula On-line
The nine-day championship will be held from November 22-30 and sailors from 25 countries are expected to take part, the organisers of the event, the ...

Kent Online

Olympic sailing ace Hugh Stiles is among coaches at National Youth Regatta at Downs Sailing ...
Kent Online
Olympic sailing aces were among the hundreds of visitors and competitors in Walmer for the National Youth Regatta at the Downs Sailing Club this ...

Falmouth Packet

SAILING: Sailors tackle challenging conditions for sixth leg of Hine-Downing Series in Flushing
Falmouth Packet
BRIGHT sun, light fickle breezes and a very high tide reaching 5.5 metres at 8.30 pm gave challenges to helms and crew for the whole evening of the ...

New Learn-to-Sail and Island-Style Spa Boot Camp Adventures Launched at Peter Island Resort...
Peter Island Resort & Spa is delighted to launch two new, adventurous experiences showcasing the natural land and sea wonders of the British Virgin ...

Baltimore Sailing Club's Refurbished Clubhouse Opens
The village of Baltimore in West Cork was en fête on the 20th July 2014 with the opening of the newly-rebuilt clubhouse for Baltimore Sailing Club.

Young Bermuda Sailors Show Talent In Europe
Chris D
Four young Bermuda sailors have just finished competing in the Optimist European Championships in Dublin, Ireland, with young competitors ...

Red Sails are Back in Cork Harbour
Irish Sailing Association
Mirror revival at the Royal Cork Yacht Club sparked off a new interest in sailors young and old.

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22 July 2014

Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac, Windquest, Infinite Diversion

Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac 2014:
Windquest First to Finish in Racing Division
Windquest, a Max Z86 owned by Dick and Doug DeVos, was first to finish in the racing fleet in the 106th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac. Windquest and its crew of 18 finished Sunday evening at 21:55
Infinite Diversion First to Finish in Cruising Division
Infinite Diversion, a Hanse 630 owned and skippered by Joseph Haas, is the first to finish in the cruising division in the 106th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac.

Burr Ridge's Il Mostro finishes Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac | The Doings Weekly: "In a battle stretching the north-south length of Lake Michigan, Windquest outdueled Il Mostro for first-to-finish honors in the Chicago Yacht Club Race to ­Mackinac. The Max Z86, owned by Dick and Doug DeVos of Macatawa, Michigan, crossed the finish at Mackinac Island, Michigan, at 9:55:50 p.m. Sunday in 32 hours, 15 minutes, 50 seconds. Il Mostro, a Volvo 70 owned by Peter Thornton of Burr Ridge, was less than a half-hour behind, finishing at 10:21:41 p.m. in 32:41:41. The 106th Mac sailed faster than expected, with most of the fleet expected to finish Monday." more info: http://www.cycracetomackinac.com/
Results by Section: http://competitor.cycracetomackinac.com/results.cfm
Results by Division: http://competitor.cycracetomackinac.com/results-overall.cfm

Broadcast of the 106th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac Skipper's Meeting for the cruising division. July 18, 2014

Sydney Morning Herald

Rough sailing: Aussies drop out of America's Cup
The Australians of Hamilton Island Yacht Club, expected to compete in the America's Cup yacht sailing competition in 2017, have thrown in the towel, ...

Oman Daily Observer

Oman Sail's Mansoor al Mahrouqi gains new experience at Youth World Championships
Oman Daily Observer
MUSCAT — Mansoor al Mahrouqi, one of Oman's budding young sailing apprentices, added a wealth of tips and pointers to his racing know-how ...

Sail World

Outteridge up to third at Moth Worlds as wind fails to appear yet again
My Sailing
Rashley said of his day, "Solid day - went out and raced the re-sailed race we didn't finish yesterday and ended up coming through to win. It was shifty ...

Sailing on a Budget: 6 Ways to Avoid Breaking the Bank
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Sailing doesn't have to be a major-league investment. Here are six ways to get out on the water without spending big bucks. So you want to get out on ...

Beautiful setting in Steinhude for OK Dinghy Europeans opening ceremony
My Sailing
There are OK Dinghies everywhere, with sailors making final preparations for the start of racing. The weather has been unusually hot, with Monday's ...

Baltimore Sailing Club's Refurbished Clubhouse Opens
With over 600 members and hosting several events on and off-season, the club champions on and offshoresailing activities and courses, as well as ...

Penniless sailors: Our version of smooth sailing
The Globe and Mail
Great sailing conditions. Then I realize why I woke up with that particular lyric in my head, and I ask myself, well, how did I get here? Seventeen years ...

Ferrarese Claims Open European Match Racing Championship
International Sailing Federation
Twelve European teams came to ?winouj?cie to compete for the Match Racing Open European Championship title, which was sailed using a fleet of ...

Manitowoc man tells of sailing across Atlantic
A retired Manitowoc man recently returned from sailing the Atlantic Ocean, shore to shore. "The main job of retirement is to create a life worth waking ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup Final on course for UAE capital
Visit Abu Dhabi
The International Sailing Federation's (ISAF) World Cup Final - the world's pinnacle sailing regatta contested by the best Olympic-class competitors ...

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20 July 2014

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 video; America's Cup chaos

Chase a Dream | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - YouTube:
Mark Towill knows that life is too short to live for someone else, so at age 25 he didn't join a Volvo Ocean Race Team, he and his best friend created one. This young Hawaiian wants you to share in his love for the sea and his sport, ocean racing. (June 10, 2014)

Sailing - Next America's Cup thrown into chaos - Yahoo Eurosport UK: "Organisers said on Saturday that Australia's Hamilton Island Yacht Club has withdrawn its Team Australia challenge for the 35th America's Cup event, which is to be sailed in 2017 in either San Diego or Bermuda. "The America's Cup organisers have received notification from the principals of Hamilton Island Yacht Club of their intention to withdraw Team Australia from the 35th America's Cup," America's Cup Event Authority chief executive Russell Coutts said in a statement."

Mackinac yacht race sets sail
More than 300 boats are sailing in the 106th annual Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac.
more info: http://www.cycracetomackinac.com/
Results by Section: http://competitor.cycracetomackinac.com/results.cfm
Results by Division: http://competitor.cycracetomackinac.com/results-overall.cfm
Tracking: http://us.yb.tl/chicagomack2014

The Guardian

Sailing-America's Cup Challengers of Record Australia withdraw
... Island Yacht Club has withdrawn its challenge for the 35th America's Cup event, which is to be sailed in 2017 in either San Diego or Bermuda.

The Straits Times

Sailing: Singapore's Loh Jia Yi, Jonathan Yeo world champions at ISAF Youth Worlds
The Straits Times
Singapore sailors Loh Jia Yi (left) and Jonathan Yeo were crowned world champions after winning the boys' 420 event at the Isaf Youth Sailing World ...

Sports Scene: Ransom Everglades sailing competes in two regattas in England
Sailors from Ransom Everglades School, along with Coach Gonzalo Crivello, traveled to England to compete in two regattas with British high schools.

Sailing Charity Secures Funding For Young People To Be Part Of New Youth Panel
Motor E magazine
Sail training charity Challenge Wales, which runs Wales' Tall Ship, has secured funding to set up a Challenge Wales Youth Panel and is now looking ...

Youth sailing event brings competitors from near and far
Daily News - Galveston County
KEMAH — The six-day long Texas Youth Race Week sailing event entered its final day Friday, capping off a marathon of three regattas in one week.

Portsmouth News

The joy of sailing
Portsmouth News
Now celebrating its 80th anniversary, Portsmouth's Victory Class Sailing Club has a long and vibrant history. Lindsay Walsh meets the men and ...


Sunfish North Americans sail at Bay-Waveland YC on July 28
SUN HERALD FILE Participants sail in the last race of the 2003 Sunfish North American Championships held at Bay-Waveland Yacht Club in Bay St.

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18 July 2014

Sailing Updates video, Destopnews N°29

Sailing Updates N°29 - Published on Jul 17, 2014 Destopnews ENGLISH - The Sailing Updates N°29
From onboard IKRA during the 12M JI World Championships in Barcelona
• A New Challenge for Bernard Stamm
• France European Champion in El Balis -- Sain
• Romania European Champion in Valencia -- Spain
• NYYC Race Week -- Newport RI - USA

Multi-stage Beach Cat Racing in the Worrell 1000 | Sail Magazine: "...Long-distance beach cat racing has a long history, stretching back to the 1970s. Over time, specific races have come and gone, but the concept has endured, both as an object of fascination for observers and an obsession for many participants. Even in this day of foiling America’s Cup boats and mega-tris circling the globe, there’s nothing like beach cat distance racing for a combination of adrenaline and sheer guts...."

International Sailing Federation

ISAF Sailing World Cup Final On Course For UAE Capital
International Sailing Federation
The ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - the world's pinnacle sailing regatta contested by the best Olympic class competitors - is on its way to the United ...

Local yachts run in multiple recent events
The Sheboygan Press
When the final tally was made, Vanishing Point sailed by Mark Wessel, Mike Elmergreen, David Bronson, and Jason Diener and finished first in fleet.

Stamford Sailing Camp Teaches Youths To Sail
The Daily Voice
Instructor Will Burdick listens as Jason Velez, 11, answers a sailing question. Also pictured are Erick Dominguez, 11, in orange shirt, Ricardo Raposo, ...

Blind sailing competition to be held in Sheboygan
The Sheboygan Press
A sailing competition open to blind sailors from around the world will be held in Lake Michigan off the shores of Sheboygan this September.

Laser National sailing: Radial class set for tight finish; Vir excels in Laser 4.7
The Hindu
A tough fight for the top spot is developing in the Radial class competition of the Laser National sailing championship at the Hussainsagar lake.


Quick off the mark on Day 1 of Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek
My Sailing
Starting together, the Cruising and Charter/Bareboat classes enjoyed some close racing on the course and on handicap, and Sail in Asia Pinocchio ...

Bournemouth Echo
Sailing: Jack Arnell reflects on Finn Silver Cup debut
Bournemouth Echo
The 17-year-old Christchurch Sailing Club prospect finished 25th from a field of 32 on his maiden voyage in the world's top tournament for sailors ...

West Briton

Sailing: West Briton round-up July 17
West Briton
Three Falmouth yachts sailed to France for the Half Ton classic regatta, with 22 yachts entered from England, Cornwall, France, Belgium and Ireland, ...

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17 July 2014

Whitsundays Sailing Video

Whitsundays Sailing FAQs -
Published on Jul 13, 2014 - Take a look at the Whitsundays and meet two experienced sailors to answer your sailing questions. More information www.queensland.com/sailing.

Sailing - Mills and Clark bounce back from injury to take European silver
Yahoo Eurosport UK
Olympic silver medallist Hannah Mills admitted climbing second spot on the podium surpassed all expectations after she and sailing partner Saskia ...

Sail Canada partners with Volvo Cars of Canada
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Sail Canada and Volvo Cars of Canada have announced a three-year partnership that will provide support for Sail Canada's ...

Extreme Sailing Series: To Foil or not to Foil
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
If anyone knows the Extreme Sailing Series™, it's David 'Freddie' Carr. The British sailor raced in the inaugural circuit in 2007 – back then for the ...

Aratere cancels sailing on second day back at sea
New Zealand Herald
The beleaguered Interislander ferry Aratere cancelled a sailing this morning - in what is only its second day back in service after undergoing a three ...

Light breeze knocks leaders in Youth Worlds
My Sailing
It was a day for the underdogs in many cases on the third day of competition at the 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship with improvements ...

Rehoboth Bay Sailing association celebrates birthday
Cape Gazette
Rehoboth Bay Sailing Association member Nancy Jaywork prepares her Sunfish for a race between association members.

Two Australians in top ten, four in top 20 match race rankings
My Sailing
For the top ranked sailors there has been just the one regatta to add to their points tally since the last ranking release. Williams remains at World #1 by ...

Laser National sailing: Sharif shows his class, wins two races
The Hindu
Newcomer A. Srinu of EME Sailing Club (Bhopal) finished a creditable seventh in this race. The Bhopal sailor, who took up the sport only in January ...

NMMA cancels Strictly Sail Long Beach show
Trade Only Today
The National Marine Manufacturers Association announced it will cancel the Strictly SailLong Beach boat show, which had been slated for Oct. 23-26.

Sailboat stolen from St. Augustine waterways: "...The boat was last seen June 23. The sailboat was described as a white fiberglass hull with wood on the top. The boat had red and green trimming towards the bottom of the boat. The sailboat also had a 40 horsepower Perkins diesel engine and is valued at $30,000. Anyone with information concerning this investigation is asked to contact Detective Thomas Keisler at the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office at (904) 209-2145. You can also remain anonymous and possibly be eligible for a cash reward by calling CrimeStoppers of N.E. Florida at 1-(888) 277-TIPS."

Solar Sail Spacecraft to Hitch a Free Ride on a Light Breeze in 2016
Scientific American
Just as sailboats use wind pressure to propel through water, solar sails use the pressure from light radiated by the sun to move through space.

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16 July 2014

ORMA 60 videos, high performance sailing trimaran

ORMA 60 trimarans racing off the French coast

Speedsailing ORMA 60 Trimaran

Orma trimaran 60 Sensation and Nautic Sport

Paradox: a Modified ORMA 60 | Sail Magazine: "Peter Aschenbrenner has been fascinated by high performance trimarans since the mid-1970s. He not only has watched the breed evolve, but has also made three attempts to build a dream boat of his own—a fast cruiser that could sail the oceans with complete autonomy...."

Mariner trying to sail Northwest Passage rescued by Coast Guard after sailboat gets stuck in sea ice near Barrow | Alaska Dispatch: "A man attempting to sail his 36-foot sailboat through the Northwest Passage was rescued by a U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker Saturday after his boat became trapped in Arctic sea ice northeast of Barrow. The Coast Guard cutter Healy broke a 12-mile path through ice to reach the sailboat Altan Girl about 40 miles from Barrow, the Coast Guard said in a news release Sunday. The Healy was diverted from a research mission to respond to the sailboat...."

Yale pulls Branford sailing center expansion plan
New Haven Register
Yale pulls Branford sailing center expansion plan. Residents from Branford's Short Beach fill a Fire Department conference room Monday night to ...

SAILING: Patience and Willis seal early European Championship victory
Dorset Echo
The British Sailing Team pairing, who only teamed up five months ago, amassed an unassailable 22-point lead over their nearest European rivals ...

Sailing: Racing gets underway at ISAF Youth Worlds
Racing started today at the 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships in Tavira, Portugal where a 12-strong New Zealand team is competing with ...

Sailing on a 16th-century warship comes to life at Mary Rose Museum
Ottawa Citizen
I'm inspecting the contents of a gentleman's chest. It has survived nearly five centuries buried in the silt of the English Channel. And yes, I feel like I'm ...

Sailing Crews Arrive in Rochester to Take On Lake Ontario
TWC News
IRONDEQUOIT, N.Y. — Some of the top sailing crews from around the country are in Rochester all week for the J/70 North American Championships....

Top sailing official named chief S. Korean delegate at Asiad
Yonhap News
SEOUL, July 15 (Yonhap) -- South Korea on Tuesday named the chief of the national sailing governing body as the head of its athletic delegation to ...

Sailing: Another gold for Kiwi pair
Northern Advocate
Blair Tuke (left) and Peter Burling celebrate a successful defence of their European 49er class title in Helsinki on Sunday. Like a fine wine, Kerikeri's ...

Navionics Boating Intro: marine & lakes charts, routes, GPS tracks for cruising, fishing, yachting ...
Download Navionics Boating Intro: marine & lakes charts, routes, GPS tracks for cruising, fishing, yachting, sailing, diving. and enjoy it on your iPhone, ...

Accessible sailing program grows - The West Australian - Yahoo!
Every Thursday morning from February until July for the past four years, the Princess Royal Sailing Club has been a hive of activity as sailors take to ...

10 Reasons Sailors Love Bermuda
Bermuda has long had a legacy as a maritime, sailing destination, especially with the advent of the Bermuda sloop and Bermuda rig. With the recent ...

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14 July 2014

Annual Port Huron-to-Mackinac Sailboat Race (video)

Photojournalist and Michigan's adventure travel expert Byron Goggin explores the Port Huron to Mackinac Sail Regatta. The Pure Michigan, Bayview Mackinac race is a maratime celebration that can be enjoyed from the Black River in Port Huron and from Mackinac Island Michigan.

More than 100 sailboats have finished the 90th annual Port Huron to Mackinac Island race. Bayview Yacht Club in Detroit reports more than 25 boats across the finish line as of Monday morning on the Cove Island course and more than 80 boats finishing the Shore Course. more info:
Tracking: http://bellsbeer.com/bycmack2014/
Results: http://www.bycmack.com/main_results.cfm
General info: http://www.bycmack.com/index.cfm

Annual Port Huron-to-Mackinac sailboat race under way | Detroit Free Press | freep.com: "... the 90th Port Huron-to-Mackinac Sailboat Race, started at 9 a.m. Saturday morning with the parade of boats out of the Black River to the start line in Lake Huron. ..."

Wisconsin man sails across Atlantic
The Oshkosh Northwestern
After six days of sailing, the crew arrived in Bermuda only to learn the next leg of their trip was in the direct path of a storm. They adjusted their route to ...

Sailing in Maine: Windjammer Cruise on the American Eagle (Video)
The Epoch Times
“Raise the mainsail!” Captain John Foss calls, and we eagerly move into place. It's the first day of sailing on our windjammer cruise, and we can't wait ...

Sailing: Gold and bronze for NZL in Helsinki
Hitting their stride on day two of the six day regatta the kiwi duo won ten of the 16 racessailed in Helsinki ending with a massive 22 point margin over ...

SAILING: Sailors like series' fourth leg
Falmouth Packet
A GOOD course awaited sailors hitting the waves for the fourth leg of the Hine-Downing series at Flushing sailing club. In U class, where 11 boats ...

Irish Sailing Team Ready for First Race of ISAF Youth Worlds in Portugal
As Ireland hosts the Under–16 European Optimist Championships on Dublin Bay today, simultaneously the 44th edition of the ISAF ...

Sailing - Patience and Willis take 470 European Championship gold with day with spare
Yahoo Eurosport UK
Olympic silver medallist Luke Patience admits he and partner Elliot Willis have prompted their rivals to sit up and take notice after claiming 470 ...

Greg Wilcox leads OK Dinghy world rankings as fleet prepares for Europeans
My Sailing
Despite changing the name of his sail making business to Turtle Sails, the 2002 World Champion, Greg Wilcox (NZL) has figured highly in all events ...

Get your sea legs on for the Whitsunday season of sailing
My Sailing
Australia's aquatic playground is gearing up for its annual 'Sailing Season', where sails and spinnakers dominate the horizon by day, and champagne ...

Sailing for a reason
Fiji Times
The ocean-going canoe, Uto ni Yalo, sails out of the Bay of Islands in Lami to the other side of the Suva peninsula yesterday, to the USP lower campus ...

Burling/Tuke & Nielsen/Olsen are 2014 Seiko 49er & 49erFX European Champions | VSail.info
By Valencia Sailing
Posted on 13 July 2014 by Valencia Sailing. [Source: 2014 Seiko 49er & 49erFX European Championship] The defending European Champions held ...

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