23 May 2013

Rolex Capri Sailing Week Volcano Race 2013 video

Rolex Capri Sailing Week Volcano Race 2013 video

The 2013 Rolex Capri Sailing Week Volcano Race kicked off
Superyacht Times
The 2013 Rolex Capri Sailing Week Volcano Race runs until 24 May, and has welcomed an international fleet of Maxi yachts to the Tyrrhenian Sea for nine days of challenging racing, complemented by an impressive social programme. Composed of four ...

Superyacht Times

Regatta Director presents safety recommendations / America’s Cup: Structural reviews of AC72 boats and wings, a 10-knot lower wind limit (23 knots maximum) and enhanced sailor safety equipment are among the 37 recommendations issued today to increase safety during the Summer of Racing at the 2013 America’s Cup. Many of the recommendations are intended to increase the personal safety of the sailors and they include buoyancy aids, body armor, crew locator devices, hands-free breathing apparatus and high visibility helmets. Other recommendations are specific to the AC72 yachts, additional support equipment and race management. A full list of the recommendations can be found here. Regatta Director Iain Murray, progressing the work of the Review Committee, presented his “2013 America’s Cup Regatta Director Recommendations” at a meeting with the four competing teams and the America’s Cup Event Authority on Wednesday afternoon in San Francisco. . . .

Sailing - America's Cup improves safety following Simpson tragedy
Yahoo! Eurosport UK
As a result of investigations into the death of a sailor when an ultra-fast AC72 catamaran capsized on May 9 and broke apart, competitors will review the integrity of the boats and their wing sails, the America's Cup Event Authority said in a statement.

Yahoo! Eurosport UK

RCIYC Spring Regatta - Superb sailing conditions
Sail World
The Royal Channel Islands Yacht Club's annual Spring Regatta, held in St Aubin's Bay, was blessed with superb sailing conditions over the weekend of 18 and 19th May. Blazing sunshine with a force four to five northerly breeze on Saturday was followed ...

Sail World

OLYMPIC sailing legend Andrew Simpson's funeral will be held on May 31 in ...
Dorset Echo
A service at Sherborne Abbey in Dorset on 31 May will be followed by a reception at the town's castle. The 36-year-old died when his catamaran overturned during training for the America's Cup in San Francisco Bay earlier this month. The Royal Yachting ...

Galway Bay Sailing Club Regatta is flagship event of Sea Festival weekend
Galway Advertiser
The Galway Bay Sailing Club's Annual Regatta will be the main event of the first ever Galway Sea Festival taking place over the June bank holiday weekend this summer. The renamed Galway Sea Festival Regatta is a significant event in the sailing ...

USF, Eckerd women reach sailing finals
Dartmouth leads Boston College by five points, 72-77, after the first six races of the women's final of the College Sailing Spring National Championships on Wednesday off St. Petersburg on Tampa Bay. USF St. Petersburg is 12th (112 points) and Eckerd ...

Sailing with history
The Edwardsville Intelligencer
Watch history come alive when replicas of Christopher Columbus' legendary ships, the NiƱa and Pinta, sail into Grafton on May 21. The ships will be open to the public for touring at the Loading Dock, located at 401 Front St. in Grafton, through May 27.

This is Leicestershire
Rutland Sailing Club once again invites you and your family to comesailing for FREE at the club's annual Open Day on Saturday 1 June! This fun-filled day at this family club in Edith Weston runs from 10am and is guaranteed to offer something for ...

This is Leicestershire

Dragon Edinburgh Cup is shaping up to be an outstanding event
Sail World
With over 20 entries already registered including teams from Germany, Japan, and the USA, the 2013 Edinburgh Cup for the Dragon British Open Championship, being hosted by the Weymouth and Portland NationalSailing Academy (WPNSA) from 25 to 28 ...

Sail World

Sully Sailing Club open day
Penarth Times
LOTS OF CLASSES: Sailing at Sully. . . The club hosts a range of classes, including single-handed, two-man dinghies and catamarans. SULLY Sailing Club will be holding an open day on Saturday, June 1, between 10am and 4pm when members of the local ...

Penarth Times

Corinthians keep Chichester memories alive
The Independent
A 50-foot trimaran should be fastest among the 21 who leave on Bank Holiday Monday, but, says race director David Southwood; “We want to support the old-style flavour of adventure. This is aimed at club sailors who are serious yachtsmen but who want to ...

Yachting: Team Jolly lead at European regatta
New Zealand Herald
Bitter conditions meant the beanies were back out in Medemblik, the Netherlands, for day two of the regatta, which is the second round of the Eurosaf Champions SailingCup. Aleh and Powrie reported it was so cold they struggled to hold on to the ropes.

Block Island Race at Storm Trysail Club preview
Sail World
Scheduled to start Friday, May 24 at 1400, the 186 nautical mile race (from Stamford, Conn., down Long Island Sound, around Block Island, R.I. and back to Stamford) is an annual rite of passage for sailors from New York and New England and is notorious ...

America's Cup precautions put TNZ on back foot
Increased safety provisions and reduced windspeed limits are among a raft of rule changes announced today for the America's Cup in San Francisco. The changes follow the fatal accident that claimed the life of British sailor Andrew Simpson two weeks ago.

Chance meeting leads to UAE race landmark
The Al Tayer family was on holiday in Germany way back in 1995 and Obaid, who is another of the 103 entrants in the 23rd edition of the race, happened to meet some sail-makers in Munich. Being an established sailor in the UAE, he met the man who was in...

SAIL FIRST Sponsors ISAF Youth Worlds!
J/Sailing News (blog)
J/80 SailFirst sailing off Cyprus in Mediterranean (Limassol, Cyprus)- Recently, Giannos Photiou, President of the Cyprus Sailing Federation, announced that SAIL FIRST has come on board as the title sponsor of the 2013 ISAF Youth Worlds and, in a ...

J/Sailing News (blog)

Look: Draycote Water Sailing Club open day proves to be a big hit
Coventry Telegraph
An open day at a Warwickshire sailing club was a huge success, according to organisers. The event was held at Draycote Water near Rugby to encourage more people to get involved with sailing and windsurfing. A team of 35 sailing club members helped ...

Coventry Telegraph

Sailing: Team NZ not concerned by Cup safety changes
Yahoo!Xtra Blogs (blog)
Under 37 new recommendations, maximum wind conditions have been reduced from 33 to 23 knots, there'll be structural reviews of the AC72 boats and wings, and more safety equipment for sailors. Team New Zealand boss Grant Dalton says the Review ...

Cornishman gig racing and sailing round-up, May 23
This is Cornwall
Mount's Bay attended the 25th World Pilot Gig Championships. The club took their three gigs, Cormoran, Kensa and Taran, and also teamed up with Pendeen and rowed in Avarack, entering 11 crews over the six different categories. The ladies A crew rowing ...

This is Cornwall

Sailing: Further victory for Aleh and Powrie
Newstalk ZB
Olympic gold medalists Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie have clocked up two more race wins on day two of the Champions Sailing Cup in The Netherlands. Aleh and Powrie have now won four out of the five races in the 470 class. Men's 470 pair Paul ...

volunteers needed for tall ship festival sailing into town this july
The Tall Ships are sailing back into the Cleveland harbor this summer, and are going to need some volunteers to stay afloat. Okay, nobody will be hoisting the mizzenmast or lifting any bales, but there is a call for greeters, ticket takers, crowd ...


Offshore racing yachtsmen Hedley Calvert dies in Hobart
Sail World
Hedley Calvert followed his father as a prominent orchardist but sailing was his passion from boyhood, in Cadets and Rainbows before moving up into the Derwent keelboat class and then as a helmsman of many fine ocean racing yachts. His brothers, the ...

NeilPryde Racing Series continues global tour
Sail World
The RS:One Class represented the biggest fleet (27 racers) amongst othersailing classes such as the Optimist, 420 and lasers. Thailand, Myanmar, Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia sent their best racers to battle in the rough Myanmar sea. Thailand was ...

Sail World

42nd Figawi kicks off Cape and Islands sailing season
Nantucket Island Inquirer
(May 23, 2013) On a cool and foggy late-spring day back in 1972, four Cape Cod sailors were sitting around Baxter's Boathouse in Hyannis when they decided to set out for Nantucket. As often happens in sailing, bets were placed, boasts were made and the ...

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