Sailing

 

  • PHOTOS: 18ft Skiff thrills and spills 21st January 2018
    Competition amid the Australian 18 Footer fleet during their 2017-18 season on Sydney Harbor. Photos by Frank Quealey
  • Europe selects best sail and power boats 21st January 2018
    The best motorboats and sailing yachts in Europe are presented the “Water Sports Oscar” in a total of ten different categories every year. The international award “European Yacht of the Year” was now presented for the fifteenth time, while the “European Powerboat of the Year” was chosen for the twelfth time. Full report.
  • Skipper replacement for Clipper Race 21st January 2018
    British sailor David Hartshorn, 53, from Chepstow, is to take over as GREAT Britain Skipper for the remainder of the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race, replacing Andy Burns who has made the difficult personal decision to step down here in Airlie Beach, Australia. Full report.
  • New World Women’s Windsurf Record 21st January 2018
    The World Sailing Speed Record Council has ratified the new World Women’s Windsurf Record of 46.49 knots set by 51 year old Zara Davis (GBR) on November 22, 2017. Davis beat the previous speed of 46.31 knots, held since 2015 by Karrin Jaggi (SUI), on the 500 meter track at Luderitz, Namibia. Details
  • Test for USA at World Cup Series Miami 21st January 2018
    The United States began competing in Sailing at the 1928 Olympic Games, and while they did not win any medals, the country soon became the most successful nation in Olympic history. However, their edge has been slipping, with Britain now trailing by just two medals: 60 to 58. The US Olympic Sailing Program became the victim of heightened international compet […]
  • Volvo Ocean Race: How did deadly collision occur? 21st January 2018
    The tragic death of a fisherman, in a collision with Vestas 11th Hour Racing as they approached the finish line for Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race, leaves us wondering how this could happen. How could the very best offshore sailors, equipped with what we hope to be the very best navigation gear, kill someone? We don't know yet. Following the accident on […]
  • Lay- and J-day at Barbados Sailing Week 20th January 2018
    Bridgetown, Barbados (January 20, 2018) – While final preparations are underway for the Mount Gay Round Barbados Race tomorrow, the J/24 fleet crowned its winner in the closely contested final showdown in the J/24 Coastal Racing Series at Barbados Sailing Week. J/24 racing in Barbados never fails to attract a quality fleet so it was [&hellip
  • Volvo Ocean Race: Closure for Leg 4 20th January 2018
    Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag have won Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race, leading the fleet into their home port of Hong Kong on January 19. Beginning on January 2, the 5,600 nautical mile course took the fleet up the east coast of Australia from Melbourne, into the Coral Sea and up north to the finish. It’s a historic win for skipper David Witt and his team who h […]
  • Volvo Ocean Race: The blame game 20th January 2018
    For the first time in the history of the Volvo Ocean Race, a leg would take the fleet to Hong Kong, the former British colony in southeastern China. A 5,600 nautical mile course, beginning January 2, directed the seven teams up the east coast of Australia from Melbourne, into the Coral Sea and up north to the finish. The course was fraught with obstacles. Ma […]
  • Tragedy strikes Volvo Ocean Race 20th January 2018
    Hong Kong (January 20, 2018) – The Volvo Ocean Race can confirm Vestas 11th Hour Racing, one of the teams competing in the 2017-18 race, has been involved in a collision with a non-race vessel before the finish of Leg 4, near Hong Kong. According to the tracker, Vestas was traveling at 20 knots in [&hellip