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XS WORLD SAILING NEWS
- 23 November 2014 18:19:50 Nika wins battle, Team Aqua wins war Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Muscat, Oman (November 23, 2014) – The 2014 RC44 Championship Tour has seen the 13-strong fleet compete in five events across three continents, with the finale played out this week on the Gulf of Oman.
Vladimir Prosikhin’s Team Nika, with tactician Terry Hutchinson secured the RC44 Oman Cup with a race to spare, while Team Aqua with owner Chris Bake and tactician Cameron Appleton successfully defended their RC44 Championship title for another year, the fourth time the team have lifted the trophy since joining the class in 2007. Click headline for full report.
- 23 November 2014 14:20:14 World on Water Global Sailing News – November 23, 2014 Scuttlebutt Sailing News On this week’s “World on Water” global sailing news show: In this week’s World on Water, the word is that Bermuda is the venue for the 2017 35th America’s Cup, the skippers of the seven Volvo boats talk about what is to come in Leg 2 of the VOR, then they start in 35 knots [&hellip
- 23 November 2014 14:15:33 PHOTOS: VX ONE flies south for winter Scuttlebutt Sailing News VX ONE winter racing on November 21-23 in Sarasota, FL. Photos by Chris Howell
- 23 November 2014 13:11:23 Spithill reveals America’s Cup injury Scuttlebutt Sailing News An elbow injury he kept secret as he orchestrated last year’s America’s Cup victory has ended James Spithill’s quest to compete in the 70th Sydney to Hobart. Australia’s only two-time America’s Cup-winning skipper was offered a ride south in the famous ocean classic by the first man who gave him a Cup sailing job – [&hellip
- 23 November 2014 12:46:34 Reviewing the Kiteboard Short Track Format Scuttlebutt Sailing News The ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (Nov. 26-30) will bring together an elite list of 16 world class males and four of the fastest females to compete in an open kiteboarding fleet, using an experimental Short Track format. Kiteboarding remains under consideration as an Olympic Summer event, and this [&hellip
Finishing 4/3/1, Nika with Vladimir Prosikhin RUS (Terry Hutchinson USA) extended her lead before ...
Team Aqua take 4th RC44 Championship Tour title Sailweb Sailing and Yachting News Chris Bake's Team Aqua successfully defended their RC44 Championship Tour title for another year, the fourth time the British team have lifted the trophy
Cat Sailing News
F18 Arg Nats 2014, Day 2: Gonzalez Smith-Heuser lead after 8 Catamaran Racing, News & Design Pics taken by Sofi Tedín. Perfect day with a flat North East 8-12knots. Cruz Gonzalez Smith and Mariano Heuser showed their level & experience today to grab the lead from a closed packed top 4 teams, scoring 1,5,1,2 to lead by 3 pts over Volker-Daneri, with Krevisky-Segura and Blando-Quagliotti within 4/5 pts from the leaders. All 4 teams have chances yet to crown themselves 2014
18ft Skiffs: Club Championship, Cordukes Clubhouse Trophy - Race three Sail-World.com USA Latest News 18ft Skiffs: Usual skipper Seve Jarvin and for'ard hand Sam Newton were joined in team by Wierzbowski for today's race.
Italian 49erFX Pair Ready For Abu Dhabi Challenge ISAF World Sailing RSS Italy's Giulia Conti and Francesca Clapcich have been one of the leading teams in the Women's Skiff, the 49erFX, and head to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates ready for the ISAF Sailing World Cup Final.
It’s Walker’s turn VSail.info In the race to Abu Dhabi, the home boat was the first to gybe north yesterday night. Having suffered from a ripped A3 and a broken steering system in the past days, the Emirati crew was hoping to make the most of the remains of the Agulhas Current to finally tackle the high-pressure system sitting north of the fleet.
XS Sailing XS Sailing RC44 RACING – The 2014 RC44 Championship Tour has seen the 13-strong fleet compete in five events across three continents, with the finale played out this week on the Gulf of Oman. With no team able to discard the last event of the season, the podium positions were by no means secure as last day […]
Live Sail Die
- 6 October 2014 00:02:07 EXSS – Act 7 Nice: Alinghi Winners Live Sail Die Morgan Larson has one hand on the 2014 Series trophy after Alinghi snatch victory in Nice - Realteam narrowly denied their first Act win, after an edge of the seat final race shoot out. - J.P. Morgan BAR take their second podium position of the year finishing third – the Brits are getting stronger and [...]
- 5 October 2014 21:26:08 2014 North Sails NZ Young 88 Owners Nationals – Photos Live Sail Die The North Sails New Zealand Young 88 Owners Nationals was a mixed weekend with the fleet forced to abandon racing on Saturday and go Wind Warrior Racing instead. Click here for the video! Sunday saw five of the scheduled six races completed with shifty and inconsistent conditions. The race committee made the reluctant decision to [...]
- 5 October 2014 09:01:47 Depth Charge Ethel – Leech 650 Live Sail Die Our mates over in Briz-Vegas at Hell Yeah!! Boatbuilders have spent the last two years mucking around in a garage consuming enough beer to see a small island nation through a decade! Oh, and at the end of the two years, a Leech 650 Sports boat rolled out of the garage – WAHOO….! ‘Depth Charge [...]
- 5 October 2014 02:25:46 Volvo Ocean Race – Team Alvimedica take first blood! Live Sail Die Three changes of leader in one hour. A five-second gap between Team Alvimedica, winners of the Alicante In-Port Race, and Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, second. Just 25 seconds to MAPFRE, in third. Alicante In Port Race Full Replay: [Volvo Ocean Race Media: Agathe Armand] One thing’s for sure – it’s a tight game out there. [...]
- 5 October 2014 01:45:33 EXSS – Act 7 Nice: Day 3 Live Sail Die Damage limitation for The Wave, Muscat tomorrow after a day to forget while the Swiss teams rule The third day of racing on the French Riviera for the Extreme 40s could prove to be one of the most defining days of the whole 2014 season, with the leaderboard well and truly blown open. There were [...]
The Daily Sail
- 23 November 2014 08:34:58 7 continues to dominate Feed of all Daily Sail content The champion Gotta Love It 7 skiff continued her domination of the Australian 18 Footer League’s 2014-2015 Season with another brilliant victory in Race 3 of the Club Championship on
- 22 November 2014 19:57:14 Third place for 75 year old Sir Robin Feed of all Daily Sail content Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, 75, has finished the Route du Rhum–Destination Guadeloupe in third place in the Rhum class.
- 22 November 2014 19:32:13 Team Nika extends Feed of all Daily Sail content The 10 competing teams at the RC44 Oman Cup enjoyed a great sailing day on the Gulf of Oman for the penultimate day of the 2014 Championship Tour.
- 21 November 2014 18:26:34 High scoring day Feed of all Daily Sail content The Oman RC44 Cup delivered another challenging sailing day for the fleet competing in the final event of the 2014 Championship Tour.
- 21 November 2014 09:13:16 Full circuit for the GC32s in 2015 Feed of all Daily Sail content For 2015, its third season of racing, the GC32 foiling catamarans are to compete around Europe on a five event circuit known as the GC32 Racing Tour.
- 22 November 2014 15:05:30 Wilson cancels Rio 2016 sailing plan Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Sailing | BBC Olympic gold medallist Pippa Wilson abandons plans to compete for qualification in the Nacra 17 event at Rio 2016.
- 5 November 2014 16:57:18 Briton Walker wins Volvo first leg Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Sailing | BBC Briton Ian Walker skippers Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing to victory in the first leg of the Volvo Ocean Race to Cape Town.
- 4 November 2014 15:05:14 Scott joins GB's America's Cup bid Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Sailing | BBC Finn world champion Giles Scott is the eighth sailor to join Sir Ben Ainslie's British 2017 America's Cup team.
- 1 November 2014 16:16:15 Iceberg warning for Volvo Ocean Race Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Sailing | BBC Volvo Ocean Race organisers introduce an ice exclusion zone after spotting a large iceberg as the fleet nears South Africa.
- 14 October 2014 12:29:33 Ainslie aims for lasting legacy Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Sailing | BBC Sir Ben Ainslie hopes basing his America's Cup team in Portsmouth will create a lasting legacy on the south coast.
- Roger That wins Melges 24 NSW State Championship mysailing News It was a close series with the top two on equal points after the final race.
- Strong winds cause postponement of ARC start mysailing News The start has been delayed till Monday morning.
- Perfect day sailing for Beneteau Cup on Sydney Harbour mysailing News It was a competitive day of racing as the four divisions battled with the shifting breeze.
- Nika wins in Oman and Team Aqua clinch their fourth RC44 Tour title mysailing News A seventh in the last race saw Charisma, with Tom Slingsby as tactician, slip to third overall.
- Gotta Love It 7 wins Race 3 of 18 Footer Club Championship mysailing News The rig selection prior to the race created much interest.
- 7 August 2014 02:41:00 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Test Event: Mid-Regatta Report US Sailing Pictured: Charlie Buckingham (Newport Beach, Calif.), Laser August 6, 2014 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – As Day 4 of the Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta (Olympic Test Event) concludes, US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider athletes remain focused on absorbing as much knowledge as possible about the 2016 Olympic Games venue during their time in Brazil. Good weather conditions […]
- 6 August 2014 23:54:40 Chubb U.S. Junior Championships – Day 1 Report US Sailing TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (August 6, 2014) – Ninety-three confident young racers set sail on West Grand Traverse Bay in the first of three days of racing at the 2014 Chubb U.S. Junior Championships, hosted by Grand Traverse Yacht Club (GTYC) and Traverse Bay Community Sailing (TBCS). Tuesday’s racing clinics and practice races with five of […]
- 5 August 2014 19:30:25 Chubb U.S. Junior Championships 2014 Preview US Sailing TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (August 5, 2014) – A talented collection of the top young sailors in the country have arrived in Northern Michigan and are eager to test themselves this week in single-, double-, and triplehanded competition on the waters of West Grand Traverse Bay. The Chubb U.S. Junior Championships is US Sailing’s most historic […]
- 5 August 2014 12:57:45 USCG Empanelled Standards/Rubrics Experts Team Launches National Validation Survey US Sailing Portsmouth, RI (August 5, 2014) — A team of experts assembled with U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) grant funding seeks national content validation of SAIL boat operation standards/rubrics that will be freely available to the boating public. This is your opportunity to impact the development of free recreational paddling and rowing (canoes, kayaks, rowboats, paddleboards, etc.) […]
- 3 August 2014 14:48:32 Racing Begins at Rio Olympic Test Event US Sailing Pictured: US 49ers training in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. August 3, 2014 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – On Sunday August 3, racing at the Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta (Olympic Test Event) begins with Rio de Janeiro’s mountainous skyline and scenery providing a dramatic backdrop. For US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider athletes, the event will provide another […]
Sailing Anarchy Forums
- 23 November 2014 21:42:43 VOR 2014-2015 - Leg 2 Sailing Forums
Now that Leg 1 is wrapped up, what happens for Leg 2? Does ADOR continue to build on their momentum? Does Vestas figure out their boatspeed and match ADOR and DF? Does Dongfeng manage not to break anything? Will it be another crapshoot between Brunel, DF, and ADOR, or will mapfre, Alvimedica, and SCA get their shit together?
- 23 November 2014 21:41:10 Marstrom M32 for SF Bay? Sailing Forums
I just returned from a trip to Newport, R.I. where I met two of the Marstrom M32 owners, Marstrom designer Kare (sp?), and went for a sail on one of the Newport fleet's M32's around Conanicut Island. While I was promised shorts and t-shirt weather, an anomalous summertime nor'easter produced an 18kt breeze gusting close to 25kts and made for one very wet and exciting ride. Everyone I met involved in the M32 was super cool. And the boat itself, fucking awesome! The thing is a rocketship, yet I really dig the simplicity of the unarig and the boat as a whole. Despite the brisk conditions (for Newport) there was only one truly asshole puckering moment stuffing into the back of a wave. But, the boat popped out just fine and off we went again. Unfortunately no pictures or video as my camera phone would certainly have not survived.
So I want an M32... Am I nuts?
The boat is pricey and the chances of getting my wife, 5-year-old, and 2-year-old out would be about nil. My racing experience is limited. Mostly I've done SoCal beer-can racing and some SoCal offshore races. Always someone else's boat. I owned a Nacra 5.2 for a few years and that's about the most fun I've had sailing (before this past Thursday). I used to take it out of Ventura and run out to Anacapa Island. I then moved to the SF bay area, bought a J24, and sailed that on the bay for a few years. Again, no racing, but still a lot of fun. Then I moved back to Los Angeles and was so bored sailing the J24 out of Marina Del Rey that I pretty much gave up sailing and focused on work and family and figuring out how to get back to the SF bay area for the next 10 years. A year ago I was able to move my family back to the bay area and I've been sailing J105s and a J80 out of Berkeley's OCSC. I'm having fun, but I want to get into racing, need to be able to do it on my schedule (need my own boat), and most importantly I have a burning desire for speed on the water that must be satisfied.
So, about the Marstrom M32...
I'd like to do the BAMA Cup series locally and if the Miami event that the Marstrom guys are talking about comes together, I would probably do that too if I could swing it. I figure based on my experience (or relative lack therof) that I would need a coach/pro on board for racing at least for a while. However, I don't want to sail with paid hands long-term. I'd also like to be able to take the boat out with friends after work and on weekends just for fun without it being a huge production or a risky affair, and without help. I figure I would need an end-tie in Richmond or Alameda (I live in the East bay). Richmond appeals to me more. I think most owners dry-sail the boats, but I don't want to deal with that so I suppose I would need some sort of floating boat-lift setup. I don't want to deal with a chase boat. I'm hoping that this is not a practical requirement. I'm not currently a yacht club member, but Richmond YC seems like the place to be if they'll have me.
Logistics are going to matter to me as I have limited time and resources. I can't buy the boat and then spend 50% of the purchase price each year campaigning and fixing broken carbon bits. This needs to be a mostly amateur affair with relatively simple logistics.
As for the family, if I bought a 5ktsb my wife would come out on the SF bay 1-2 times a year tops, so I'm not really factoring that in. I wish I could justify a boat capable of some cruising, but with my work schedule for the foreseeable future, that isn't going to happen. And, I figure in a few years a fast cat would be a better platform to hook my kids into sailing than a 5ktsb anyway. How's that for rationalization?
I guess my question is, is my vision realistic? Can I climb the learning curve relatively quickly with an overpowered beast on the SF Bay without killing myself or anyone else? Can I do it without a truckload of broken high-modulus carbon bits? Can I ultimately race and sail as an all amateur affair without a big budget and cute matching team outfits?
- 23 November 2014 21:41:04 New Cubed - First Supermaxi Since Speedboat Sailing Forums
Here's the look.
Purpose: Record breaking
Schedule: Splash October/First race 2014 Sydney Hobart.
Photo credit: spring fever
-Loooooong keel (“Ubelievable amount of stability” - KR)
-Speedboat sized rig
-Mast VERY far back “Extreme version of Macif”)
-Twice the hull volume of WOXI
-“Some unconventional underwater thinking”)
-All manual winches for record breaking (maybe a couple powered for deliveries)
- 23 November 2014 21:35:33 Farrier F82R performance charts Sailing Forums
Does anyone have one of those circly things that shows the performance of an F82R in different wind and angle conditions?
- 23 November 2014 21:30:08 Bermuda? Sailing Forums
This just popped up on Stuff here in NZ:
Just to stir the pot... 8-)
- 23 November 2014 21:47:00 Olympic Kiting is Short-track the way? Pressure Drop In the recent past, the sport of Kiteboarding was accepted into the Olympic Games. replacing the Windsurfing discipline, which irked a huge contingent of Olympic hopefuls in the Windsurfing world. That decision was overridden at the General Assembly meeting and the Kites found themselves on the outside looking in. Fast forward to the present, an the leaders of the IKA have presented ideas and concepts to the powers that be with ISAF and the Olympic committee, which will not pit kiteboards vs windsurfers but to recognize them as unique platforms with completely different attributes.
Robbie Dean, Technical Director of Hydro Foil Tour and executive Board Member with IKA assesses the introduction of Short Track Racing as an attractive
- 23 November 2014 20:09:00 Coast Guard Boardings Pressure Drop
It took some two years to complete, but Sail Magazine produced a 4 part series on Coast Guard Boardings and your rights, or lack thereof, a worthy read.
- 23 November 2014 17:18:00 Vena Cava: Turning Derelicts Into Cellars Pressure Drop
NPR's Maanvi Singh pens this article on the very unique reuse of abandoned vessels and converting them to cellars for the Vena Cava Winery in Baja, California!
- 23 November 2014 16:01:00 Cata Cup St Barths: A Capsize Pallooza Finale Pressure Drop
Today’s race was a lot more difficult than yesterday’s at the St-Barth Cata Cup due to strong winds.
After pushing back the morning race to 2 p.m. due to 30 knots winds at the tip of Colombier, the race committee decided to stick to only one race in the afternoon.
Race number 5 took place in St-Jean Bay with a race around the Toc-Verts and Bonhomme islands.
In summary, ten boats abandoned, some capsized and others had breakage.
At the end of the
- 22 November 2014 16:48:00 NY Times Most Excellent Video On Ryan Breymaier Pressure Drop
"Ryan Breymaier is hardly known outside the national sailing community. In the port cities Barcelona and Les Sables-d’Olonne, France, he is recognized as a skipper of some of the most challenging racing sailboats in the world.
Breymaier’s training and ambitions are aimed at the Vendée Globe, a solo, nonstop, round-the-world race held every four years. He is the first American in a generation to be considered a threat to the French stranglehold on that race and on the Barcelona World Race, the nonstop double-handed race on the same track.
Volvo Ocean Race
- 23 November 2014 22:00:00 Daily Photo Contest The Volvo Ocean Race Official News
- 23 November 2014 19:33:00 All alone The Volvo Ocean Race Official News Abu Dhabi turn north first
- 22 November 2014 21:24:00 Time to bet The Volvo Ocean Race Official News
- 22 November 2014 16:42:00 Blue danger The Volvo Ocean Race Official News
- 21 November 2014 22:06:00 A bumpy ride The Volvo Ocean Race Official News The teams are pretty much out of the Agulhas current, and are looking towards a brighter next few days