04 February 2014

Bissaro And Sicouri Take First Nacra 17 World Cup Title (video)

Bissaro And Sicouri Take First Nacra 17 World Cup Title - video above
Vittorio Bissaro and Silvia Sicouri (ITA) secured gold in emphatic fashion in the Nacra 17, winning the Medal Race by 16 seconds over compatriots Federica Salva and Francesco Bianchi.

ISAF Sailing World Cup at Miami: ISAF Sailing World Cup | Miami - Results

Sailing - Three golds for British sailors at ISAF World Cup - Yahoo Eurosport UK: "Giles Scott, windsurfer Bryony Shaw and the 470 women’s pairing of Sophie Weguelin and Eilidh McIntyre ensured a golden hat trick for Britain’s sailors at the ISAF World Cup in Miami...."

Five islands compete at Club Nautico de San Juan International Regatta
Scuttlebutt Sailing News: "Gusts blowing 20-plus-knots and rolling seas created challenging yet exhilarating conditions for nearly 100 sailors from five islands that competed in the 13th Club Nautico de San Juan International Regatta (CNSJIR), held January 31-February 2 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The CNSJIR Race Committee reveled in the brisk conditions launching as many as 13 races in one of the six classes that sailed both on and outside San Juan Bay...."

ISAF's latest rankings have been released with no change to the flawed formula
My Sailing
The ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 3 February 2014 have been released. While they are based on the number of regattas sailed without consideration of the quality of the fleet, they remain virtually meaningless as a guide to world championship or ...

Fleet closes up as long, slow Clipper leg grinds to an end
My Sailing
We could come up on the wind to create a better wind angles for the sails to work better - which is a great idea, but then our course is nowhere near where we need to go, and then we will eventually have to start gybing in the light weather to reach ...

Sailing: Junior poised to get one over Murdoch
Newstalk ZB
After years of competing against his mentor, Josh Junior is poised to get one over him at the Sail Auckland regatta. Junior heads into today's final day of racing leading veteran Andrew Murdoch by 3 points in the Finn class. He says it's nice to have ...

Gorgeous Sailing Off Key West
J/Sailing News (blog)
J/70s sailing off Key West on sunny day (Key West, FL)- 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 ...

World's biggest sailing race launched in memory of Olympian Andrew 'Bart ...
Dorset Echo
A SAILING event aiming to break a world record in memory of Olympian Andrew 'Bart' Simpson has officially been launched. 'Bart's Bash' aims to unite sailors and clubs around the country to take part in a simultaneous dinghy race. It was dreamed up in ...

Extreme Sailing Series - Top female sailors on board
Sail World
The Extreme Sailing Series will for the eighth consecutive year bring a wealth of sailing talent from America's Cup superstars, Olympic medallists and offshore legends to the shores of eight iconic venues around the globe – and amongst them are some of ...

HELICOPTER EVACUATION: Abandoning Be Good Too | Sailfeed"...We departed Liberty Landing Marina in Jersey City, bound for St. John, USVI, at about 1430 hrs on Wednesday, January 8. It was bone cold outside, and the boat had been frozen into her berth by thin ice. The marina’s pump-out boat came around to act as an ice-breaker and helped bust us loose, and after a brief stop at the marina’s fuel dock, we headed down New York Harbor under power. We unrolled the solent jib after passing through the Verrazano Narrows, but Hank didn’t want anyone on deck handling the mainsail in the bitter cold. We motorsailed south all through the first night under the jib alone, staying inside the heated interior as much as possible, as the decks outside were soon coated in a skin of ice from the light freezing spray...." (read more at the link above)

Phil Matier: SF’s Chances Of Hosting America’s Cup Sailing Away? « CBS San Francisco: "... It will be interesting to see if the organizers are able to take a step away from what was a high-tech, televised event, where all this money was poured into to the amphitheater seating and pavilion on the waterfront. The bottom line is anything short of San Francisco will be a step back from the crowds they can draw. Last time the city was in the mind frame that they’d do anything for the race, but now perhaps they can play a little hard to get."

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