- 17 April 2014 00:16:05 Les Voiles de St. Barth 2014: Weather Factors In Scuttlebutt Sailing News
(April 16, 2014) – The Weather Gods had promised more breeze for Day 2 of Les Voiles de St. Barth, and it came in a steady line of squalls moving south to north across the island, presenting challenging conditions for competitors and the Race Committee alike. After a scheduled layday on Thursday, racing continues on Friday and Saturday for the nine classes: Maxi, Spinnaker 0-1-2-3-4, Melges 24, Non-Spinnaker, and Racing Multihull. Click on headline for full report and video.
- 16 April 2014 22:26:58 Before You Race: A Yacht Insurance Checklist Scuttlebutt Sailing News There will be a buzz of excitement on June 20 as the 49th Biennial Newport Bermuda Race kicks off in Newport, RI. Race sponsor Pantaenius America provides the following information to be ready… - Contact your insurance company to advise them that you are participating in the Newport to Bermuda Race 2014 and arrange endorsements [&hellip
- 16 April 2014 21:35:26 ISAF Match Race Rankings Scuttlebutt Sailing News
In the latest match rankings released by ISAF on April 16, Taylor Canfield (ISV) and Camilla Ulrikkeholm (DEN) occupy the World #1 spots in the Open and Women’s Match Race Rankings. Taylor Canfield (ISV) retained World #1 in the Open Rankings having overcome World #2 Ian Williams (GBR) in the final of the ISAF Grade 1 Congressional Cup in Long Beach, California, USA. Camilla Ulrikkeholm (DEN) moved into the World #1 spot, hopping over Lucy Macgregor (GBR) as the British sailor no longer has enough eligible events. Click on headline for full report.
- 16 April 2014 20:41:07 Potty politics: Toilet rules for boats to be enforced Scuttlebutt Sailing News All vessels in Canada equipped with an on-board toilet will soon be forced to install sewage tanks or marine sanitation devices, according to Transport Canada. The requirement has been law for seven years, but Ottawa granted a reprieve for fishing and pleasure boat owners because of the cost of installation. Transport Canada manager Paul Topping [&hellip
- 16 April 2014 20:05:05 Adversity created popular 40 year-old one-design land yacht class Scuttlebutt Sailing News
The infamous 1973-74 Oil Embargo caused a big problem for Oakland, California-based hang glider manufacturers Alan Dimen and Russ Thompson. In late 1973, the shortages and rising prices of gasoline and the resulting uncertainty caused many customers to suddenly stop buying their popular Manta hang gliders.
Faced with rapidly-declining sales and a big stock of the aircraft tubing and parts used in the gliders, they needed a new product – and quickly! Thus was born the Manta Windjammer land yacht, now commonly called the Manta Single.
First produced in early 1974, the Manta Single is arguably the oldest continuously-manufactured one-design land yacht in the world. Its aircraft-like quality, light weight, portability, ruggedness, ease of use and reasonable cost made it popular from the outset. In the early days, hundreds were produced, and many were shipped to international customers.
The design will celebrate its 40th anniversary this year and be featured as a one-design class at the FISLY-NALSA 14th Landsailing World Championship (the Worlds) to be held July 12-19, 2014 at Smith Creek Playa near the town of Austin in Northern Nevada.
NALSA, the North American Land Sailing Association, will host the event and is the U.S. Affiliate of FISLY, the International Federation of Sand and Land Yachts, the world governing body for competitive land sailing.
One design classes must adhere to strict ‘as-built-by-the-factory’ specifications and emphasize sailor (pilot) ability, not experimental design. They are popular because the designs are constant, offer a pure test of sailing ability and do not create an expensive innovation ‘arms race’.
While the Manta Single has enjoyed steady but moderate sales, its popular two-seater sibling, the Twinjammer (Manta Twin) introduced in 1976 and also a one-design, has outsold the Single by a 10-to-1 ratio for many years and regularly fields the largest fleets at U.S. landsailing regattas.
The Manta Twins are expected to vie with a new development (experimental) class, the International 5.6 Mini, for largest fleet at the regatta.
At the Worlds, Manta Singles and Twins will both play important roles as charter yachts for international competitors who are unable to bring their own land yachts but want to sail in the regatta. The competition is expected to be fierce in both classes, with skilled contestants from a number of countries sailing essentially identical land yachts.
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The Laser World nbr 1 Tonci Stipanovic CRO as first and the secondranked Kacper ...
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Les Voiles de St. Barth - Day 2 Video Sailweb Sailing and Yachting News The Weather Gods had promised more breeze for Day 2 of Les Voiles de St. Barth, and it came in a steady line of squalls moving south to north across the island
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Back to the Olympics II: Flying the N17 by Lange Catamaran Racing, News & Design Past week we had an interview with Darren Bundock on his return to the Olympic Arena. Now for Hyeres we'll see another ex Tornado medalist returning to the rings field. Santiago Lange will be racing with Cecilia Carranza, (former Laser olympian) this second isaf wc of 2014.
Before going to Europe I had a chat with him, as always really down to earth & humble guy for being one of the best Arg
HUD Vision: An interview with Afterguard Marine's Alex Moret Sail-World.com USA Latest News Heads Up Displays (HUDs) have long been the holy grail of the tech-savvy racing sailor. Now, it's here.
ISAF Match Race Rankings - 16 April 2014 ISAF World Sailing RSS Taylor Canfield (ISV) and Camilla Ulrikkeholm (DEN) occupy the World #1 spots in the Open and Women's Match Race Rankings.
Taylor Canfield consolidates World #1 spot in Match Racing Rankings VSail.info Taylor Canfield (ISV) retained World #1 in the Open Rankings having overcome World #2 Ian Williams (GBR) in the final of the ISAF Grade 1 Congressional Cup . Francesco Bruni (ITA) is one of the month's biggest movers having climbed 54 places
XS Sailing XS Sailing SAILING HISTORY – Check out this classic 1938 film of a Star class regatta in Naples – this was just before the start of World War 2. And check out the different styles of hiking and sailing trim. They even had spectators enjoying the racing.
Live Sail Die
- 17 April 2014 00:52:13 Sydney 38 Victoria State Titles Live Sail Die [Source: Rowan Simpson] In the tightest contest in the history of the championship, Challenge was ultimately crowned the winner of the 2014 Quantum Sails Sydney 38 Victorian Title hosted by Sandringham Yacht Club last weekend. There is no doubt the gap between the nine Sydney 38 competitors has narrowed, as the highlight of the series ...
- 17 April 2014 00:17:51 Audi IRC Australian Championship Live Sail Die The welcome mat is out and the Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club marina filling with the last of the arrivals for the Audi IRC Australian Championship commencing tomorrow, Thursday 17 April, and running through to Easter Sunday. Conditions off Newcastle today for final training sessions, 25 knot winds, 4m swells and showers, point to an action-packed ...
- 16 April 2014 12:19:36 Rolex China Sea Race: Skyscraper Start Live Sail Die [Source: Regattanews.com] A fleet of 34 international yachts started today’s 27th edition of the 565-nm Rolex China Sea Race. With Hong Kong’s impressive skyscraper skyline forming a domineering backdrop, the fleet made a clean start under a steady easterly breeze of eight knots. View the tracker HERE The largest competing boat and favourite for line honours Ragamuffin 90 made ...
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- 16 April 2014 22:49:12 Bella Mente ahead Feed of all Daily Sail content The Weather Gods had promised more breeze for day 2 of Les Voiles de St.
- 16 April 2014 19:15:45 Tension in the Laser fleet Feed of all Daily Sail content Sunshine and an average 12-15 knots greeted the 392 sailors vying for Championships honours today as the nation’s future Olympic hopefuls took to the water for another fantastic day of compet
- 16 April 2014 11:02:05 Season opener and free coaching from the best Feed of all Daily Sail content The RORC's UK season sets sail on the Solent this Good Friday with the three day long Easter Challenge.
- 16 April 2014 07:07:11 Rafa Nadal on board Tuiga Feed of all Daily Sail content As part of this year's Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters, in collaboration with the ATP, world number one and eight-time champion of the Monaco tournament, Rafael Nadal, was invited to sail on the 1909 gaf
- 15 April 2014 22:30:26 Voiles de St Barths sets sail Feed of all Daily Sail content Les Voiles de St Barth set sail today.
- 15 April 2014 18:06:59 Sailors cleared in boat crash trial Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Sailing | BBC Two sailors whose boats collided while they were carrying schoolgirls at night, leaving one brain damaged, are cleared of speeding and failing to keep a proper look-out.
- 9 April 2014 13:16:08 Boat crash sailor told 'go faster' Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Sailing | BBC One of Britain's top sailors was urged to "go faster" before a night-time speedboat crash which left a schoolgirl brain damaged, a jury hears.
- 9 April 2014 08:58:09 Sailing centre in memory of Olympian Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Sailing | BBC A new sailing school is being set up at the London 2012 sailing venue in memory of Olympic sailor Andrew Simpson.
- 5 April 2014 19:19:03 GB's Scott wins World Cup gold Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Sailing | BBC Giles Scott defends his Finn title at the World Cup in Mallorca as Britain's sailors win five medals.
- 3 April 2014 10:28:00 Knox-Johnston in new solo challenge Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Sailing | BBC Veteran sailor Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, 75, will return to solo ocean racing in the Route du Rhum later this year.
- Ragamuffin 90 leads the fleet from start of China Sea Race mysailing News Syd Fisher's 90 footer is fighting for line honours but is expected to fall short of the record.
- No change at the top in Open Match Racing Rankings mysailing News NSW sailor, Milly Bennett has broken into the top ten in the women's rankings and is sitting in ninth.
- Australian Sailing Team heads to final round of ISAF Sailing World Cup mysailing News Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen will start their European circuit in the 49er in Hyeres.
- IRC yachts head to Newcastle for Australian Championship mysailing News The strong 31 boat fleet will be racing off Newcastle for the National title.
- Kerinda takes out Commodores Trophy for second time mysailing News Phil Grove’s Sydney 39Cr Huntress successfully defended last year's division one title.
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- 17 April 2014 11:29:55 5o5 Sailing Forums
I've finally found a boat that I'm fairly sure will fit my needs. I've bought a 5o5 and I'm going to go pick it up sometime in the next 2 weeks. It's hull no. 4088 and I'm fairly sure it's a Ron Moore built boat.
Here's a link to the craigslist ad that has pictures and other stuff: http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/boa/4389763813.html
I think it has the higher hoist for the spinnaker but It has an older spinnaker with the shorter luff. I'd like to get my hands on a new style spinnaker so If anyone knows the particulars into that please let me know.
I'll post more once things become more apparent and when I get the boat.
- 17 April 2014 11:29:03 RS Vision, L2K, or ?? Sailing Forums
Newbie here. Looking for advice on a boat. I raced Opti's, MC's, and Lasers (very briefly when they first came out) in my early teens (70's) and haven't sailed since. I'm looking for something that will be fun for me single handed (170 lbs) but also that I can take non-sailing folk (wife, lots of nieces & nephews) out on, maybe teach a few to sail, etc. Given how long since I've sailed I'm guessing I'll go through a bit of beginner period as well.
Our lake is about 450 acres and quite round, so not a huge area, but s/b sufficient.
I've L2K and RS Vision on my short list. From reading and talking to folks I've gathered that the L2K seems the better performer and likely the most fun. Vision could likely carry one more crew, more durable, and easier to manage single-handed, but some think it's tippier and sluggish compared to the L2K. Vision would likely have to be a new purchase, but there are some used L2K's around. Neither have any fleets in the upper midwest (Vision too new and no dealers, L2K too spotty of legal/mfr history).
Also thought about Bahia and Vago. Bahia sounds like it's tough single handed and Vago maybe not so good for taking non-sailor folk out.
Also considering an MC. From what I remember they were a handful single handed, but a lot of fun. May not be as good for taking others out though and no Jib or Genaker.
Any thoughts or recommendations would be appreciated.
- 17 April 2014 11:24:59 Charleston Race Week 2014 Sailing Forums
Who's in? I'll be there on Tarahumara-J122
- 17 April 2014 11:15:07 Ridiculous Mistake, Ridiculous Punishment Sailing Forums The Billionairre and his Boat Bitch have right royally screwed up this AC to the point that 5 days out from the Americas Cup final they dont have a boat that measures, and dont know who can sail it or who can fix it.
And of course the Billionairres Boat Bitch Russ think its all just a "ridiculous mistake".
Perhaps OTANZAC deserve a ridiculous punishment.
Personally, id have Jim Spit steer from a wicker crows nest mounted atop the wing.
Id have the shore crew sail the boat and the sailing team fix it.
Management will only be able to work at the next AC if they do two years as a fluffer first.
Those banned OTANZAC members must serve breakfast lunch and dinner at the ETNZ cafe for the duration of this cup. They must also serve as a fluffer for 4 years before they are allowed to sail again.
Because BA was not involved all other OTANZAC sailing crew must refer to him as Sir Ben Ains.......oh wait...
The AC34 film, television, book and merchanise rights (yes there will be a Jimmy Extreme Action Figure) are donated to ETNZ to fund future cup defences.
- 17 April 2014 11:13:44 Strong gales New Zealand's North Island Sailing Forums
A couple of trimarans are in trouble.
Fuelled by ex-cyclone Ita, strong winds and rain batter the north island of New Zealand.
I hope things are better than it looks.
- 16 April 2014 20:15:00 Basking In St. Barths Pressure Drop
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Alex Thomson Racing (ATR) and sponsor, HUGO BOSS are pleased to announce that their new boat is complete and on the water as of 4 April 2014.
Previously named Virbac Paprec 3, this boat has an impressive history which includes placing 4thin the 2012-2013 Vendee Globe after losing its keel, 1st in the 2010-2011 Barcelona World Race, 2nd place in the 2011 Rolex Fastnet, and 1st place in the 2010 Transat Jacques Vabre. ATR acquired Virbac Paprec 3 for Alex Thomson and Pepe Ribes to compete in the upcoming 2014-2015 Barcelona World Race. The team have spent some time refitting and modifying
- 15 April 2014 04:30:00 Day Tripping On Henri Lloyd Pressure Drop
We received an invite via one of our sponsors Whitecaps Marine Outfitters to join them on a day trip aboard one of the Clipper 70's, to which we could not say no. The fleet is now all in San Francisco now, the last boat, PSP Logistics, made it's way into San Francisco Bay at sunrise this AM, completing the full 12 boat arrival duckett for boats on the 5,800 nm Qingdao to SF Leg of this edition of the Clipper Round The World Race.
- 13 April 2014 23:56:00 Dancing In The Desert Pressure Drop
April is the cruelest month? Not when it’s a balmy, breeze on, blue-sky day, and you’re racing in the Arizona Yacht Club’s penultimate Spring event, the Tall Cactus Regatta at Lake Pleasant. Tom Elliott would have felt differently if he had been on the rail yesterday in tee shirt and shorts, Heineken in hand, with a fleet flying chutes from a downwind start the length of the 5-mile lake, the 7,000 foot Bradshaw Mountains as backdrop to the north, and saguaro cactus ringing the shores. Sound cruel? Only if it makes you nuts that you can’t sail every day, because those are the conditions every day.
- 13 April 2014 18:17:00 Raising a Child Dangerously Pressure Drop Adventure sailing with young children can be risky. It’s also the best way I know how to parent.
By Diane Selkirk
My husband and I are raising a child while traveling aboard our 40-foot sailboat Ceilydh. The world has two types of responses to our parenting choice: “Lucky kid!” and “That’s crazy!”
The crazy chorus is loud and angry after a fellow cruising family underwent very public rescue this past weekend. Sailors Eric and Charlotte Kaufman were
Volvo Ocean Race
- 15 April 2014 13:55:09 Turkey and cheese: Meet the man behind Team Alvimedica Volvo Ocean Race - Latest News
I want to shatter everything you thought you knew about the types of executives who sponsor big-money sailing programs. Forget Caddyshack; Judge Smails is dead.
- 13 April 2014 00:29:12 Cammas on Caudrelier – different styles, same objective Volvo Ocean Race - Latest News
Franck Cammas bucks the trend of top class ocean racers who tend to be built on the very massive side. But the little Frenchman still ranks as one of the toughest around, a man whose word is law on any boat he choses to skipper. Ask him about Charles Caudrelier, though, and he immediately breaks into a broad smile.
- 9 April 2014 20:22:39 It’s a family affair Volvo Ocean Race - Latest News
They look the same, they speak with a similar Swiss accent and sail the same magenta boat. Justine and Elodie-Jane share a family name, too. The Mettraux girls are about to do the race with Team SCA. Meet the first sisters who have raced in the same boat for a Volvo Ocean Race.
- 5 April 2014 19:18:08 From studio to cardio Volvo Ocean Race - Latest News
What happens when you throw a TV and radio man into training for the toughest of sailing races? Tom Bushell is finding out the hard way as the Onboard Reporter for Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing.
- 3 April 2014 17:36:06 Staff tips for triathlon training Volvo Ocean Race - Latest News
Most of us spend more time behind computer screens than grinding pedestals. That includes Nick, Carla and Gonzalo, who practically live behind their desks at Volvo Ocean Race HQ. But it isn’t holding them back from their fitness goals.