- 23 July 2014 15:03:06 Seeking nominations for 2014 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Nominations are invited for the 2014 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards, the most prestigious award of recognition in the sport of sailing. Nominations can be made by anyone and the only criterion for sailors is “outstanding achievement in the sport of sailing” during the qualifying period of September 1, 2013 to September 21, 2014. Nominations should be sent to ISAF by 19:00 UTC on September 21, 2014. The winners will be announced at the Awards dinner on November 4 in Palma, Mallorca, Spain. Click headline for details.
- 23 July 2014 14:51:16 Eight Bells: Herbert F. Schwartz Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Herbert Frederick Schwartz died July 15, 2014 at his home in Riverside, CT, following a prolonged fight against bladder cancer. He was 78 years of age. This was possibly the only challenge throughout his professional life in the court room, or while competing on the water, he couldn’t find a way to overcome.
He was a very active member of Cruising Club of America, New York Yacht Club and Riverside Yacht Club. Herb continued to skipper his last boat Wenden Too, with long time crew Peter Simpson, son-in-law, Paul Craine and his grandsons, Ben and Duncan, until just the last couple of years.
In response to news of Herb’s passing, his longtime friend and sales rep from North, Tom McLaughlin reflected: “He was a very good friend to me, and taught me a lot about racing in Long Island Sound. More than just a few times on the Block Island Race, Herb would pop up from down below at 3am when we on deck were slatting along, look around in the partial moonlight and make a declaration to ‘head for the shore’ (except for the dreaded Smithtown Bay). He was right on his bold calls 90% of the time, and his trophy shelf backs it up. WENDEN earned the strongest reputation for fair competition, fun and podium finishes over so many years and hulls.”
Herb began sailing as an undergrad at MIT, where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering in 1957. He later completed his MBA and Law degree at the University of Pennsylvania in 1964.
After moving to Riverside, CT, Herb began racing Cape Cod Mercuries and then Ensigns with the Greenwich Cove Racing Association. He was one of North Sails’ first successful clients on Long Island Sound after John Marshal opened North’s first East Coast loft in Mamaroneck, NY. Herb began big boat racing with a C&C 34 and continued on with many subsequent versions of “Wenden” (named after daughters Wendy and Karen).
While he won countless races over the years, including his class at the NYYC Sesquicentennial Regatta, Herb’s custom Swan 44 MKII Wenden was his most successful, winning his class and overall fleet champion during the Swan 1999 American Week in Newport, RI. In 2000, he continued with class wins in the Block Island Race and the Newport to Bermuda Race. And in 2001, he secured 1st in class and 2nd in fleet in the Marblehead to Halifax race.
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- 23 July 2014 00:22:19 Qualifying complete at c420 North American Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Long Beach Island, NJ (July 22, 2014) – The second day of the 2014 c420 North American Championship completed the qualifying round, with eight races now to split the 115 boats into the gold and silver divisions. The team of Martina Sly and Ian Morgan were dominant again today posting scores of 4,2,1,1, building a 19 point lead over second place Augie Dale and Kennedy Placek. Racing continues Wednesday and concludes Thursday, July 24. Click headline for full report.
- 22 July 2014 23:04:20 Empowering Young Women Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Seven top female 29er skiff teams representing 5 nations received grants to assist their participation in the upcoming 29er World Championship. The support came from the 29erXX Class, which was able to provide $500 and $1,000 grants, totaling $6,500. This year’s grants will enable these teams to attend the 2014 29er Worlds, to be held in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, July 26-August 2. Currently there are 102 entrants represented by 14 nations and 18 all-female teams. Click headline for details.
- 22 July 2014 22:50:15 Olivia Constants: Don’t forget, Don’t ever forget Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Olivia Constants lost her life in a tragic sailing accident three years ago in Annapolis, at the age of 14. As painful as that day was for her family, friends, and the entire sailing community, Olivia’s larger than life personality lives on today.
Olivia was an amazing young woman on many levels and was passionate about many things, especially her love of life and her love of her friends. She valued her relationships above all else, and enjoyed having fun in everything she did.
In the spirit of Olivia, Severn Sailing Association along with the Olivia Constants Foundation and other Annapolis based sailing organizations are hosting the second annual Olivia’s Team Racing Invitational Regatta on August 23-24, 2014.
The primary goal of the regatta is to bring friends, new and old, together to have fun and to have fun racing as teams, done the way Olivia would run a regatta. Our inaugural event last year drew 54 teams!
Unlike other team racing regattas, Olivia’s regatta requires only that you bring a skipper and crew, no boats! Teams will be formed over the course of the two days, which will allow each skipper/crew pair to sail with many other pairs over the course of the regatta. Through this you will get to meet some new friends and learn new skills. Boats will be provided at the event, using local Club 420’s.
The regatta is open to all, regardless of age, skill and club affiliation.
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After three 3 races, Robert ...
After three 3 races, Robert ...
Moth Worlds - Day 5 Sailweb Sailing and Yachting News Finally Moths doing what they do best . . . Foiling
Cat Sailing News
F18: English Channel Crossing Record Attemtp Catamaran Racing, News & Design Video & Tetxt sent by Hugo Lavayssiere - Report of the English Channel Crossing on a Sirena-Voile Shockwave MKII F18. This is the 3rd attempt on an F18. The Shockwave on its volume it is for sure a good choice to do 100miles on a 18' cat.
---------Report by Hugo Lavayssiere : "Hugo Lavayssière and Joris Cocaud crossed the English Channel on a sport catamaran on Sunday, July 13, 2014! With a
RS Feva World Championships - All set at Yacht Club de Carnac Sail-World.com USA Latest News There is less than a week to go until the 2014 Allen RS Feva World Championships held at Yacht Club de Carnac, France.
ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship Opens In Helsinki ISAF World Sailing RSS Two practice days are behind the competitors and racing at the 2014 ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship is set to commence on Wednesday 23 July.
The myth of the “commercially sustainable” America’s Cup VSail.info Bob Oatley has a fortune of US$830 million and his recent, abrupt and unexpected decision to pull out of the America's Cup, citing cost reasons, shows once again that the world's oldest sports trophy will never be anything more than a billionaire's playground
XS Sailing XS Sailing AC NEWS – While the ORACLE Team is having fun at Foiling Camp the leaders of the team need to be reminded why they need to act now! Make a deal with San Francisco, lower the costs and get the Challenger of Record back onboard – one suggestion – cap the expenses at 50 million? […]
Live Sail Die
- 16 July 2014 21:29:34 Menace in Sydney Live Sail Die Check out the video we put together for the MC38 Menace Yachting after the 2014 Harbour Regatta in Sydney last weekend. Menace – In Sydney from Live Sail Die on Vimeo. The stills Post by Live Sail Die.
- 16 July 2014 09:08:10 Belcher & Ryan – Champions Again Live Sail Die Belcher and Ryan win 2014 Open European 470 Championship at home of the Olympics in Athens, Greece Olympic Champion Mat Belcher (QLD) and World Champion crew Will Ryan (QLD) have taken the gold medal at the 2014 Men’s 470 Open European Championship, which wrapped up in Athens, Greece last night. The duo defended their 2013 ...
- 16 July 2014 08:51:51 YNZ Youth Team: Long, tough day in Tavira Live Sail Die t was a long, tough day for the NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team in Tavira, Portugal on day two of the 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships. Light winds meant all fleets were kept ashore until late in the day with racing not getting underway until after 4pm when a steady breeze allowed for competition. ...
The Daily Sail
- 22 July 2014 13:31:03 New French weapon claims offshore race Feed of all Daily Sail content Stronger winds and reaching conditions resulted in a shorter than anticipated offshore race that allowed crews to sleep in their own beds rather than spending a night at sea in the highest scoring
- 21 July 2014 21:08:58 Greenhalgh and Rashley top qualifiers Feed of all Daily Sail content The sweltering temperatures and light wind continue to make life difficult for the race officials at the Moth Worlds.
- 21 July 2014 20:42:10 Tricky evening ahead Feed of all Daily Sail content Variety has always been the spice of the Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup with the 27 boats from France, Scotland, Ireland and England this week getting to sail a mix of inshores, offshores and a rac
- 20 July 2014 19:41:29 Three bullets for Rob Greenhalgh Feed of all Daily Sail content Day two of racing at the Moth World Championship in Hayling Island started around 1pm after the westerly sea breeze filled in.
- 20 July 2014 19:14:01 Two bullets for Antix Feed of all Daily Sail content Ireland has not competed in the Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup since winning the event in 2010, but today on the Solent the defending champions once removed got off to a strong start in the Royal O
- 19 July 2014 12:37:30 Ainslie unfazed by Aussie withdrawal Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Sailing | BBC Sir Ben Ainslie says Team Australia's withdrawal from the 2017 America's Cup will not affect a planned British challenge.
- 15 July 2014 20:27:15 Mills and Clark win European silver Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Sailing | BBC British pair Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark win silver medals at the 470 European Championships in Greece.
- 14 July 2014 16:35:29 Patience & Willis win European gold Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Sailing | BBC British pair Luke Patience and Elliot Willis win gold at the 470 European Championships in Athens.
- 13 July 2014 19:57:38 Fletcher and Sign recover for bronze Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Sailing | BBC Dylan Fletcher and Alain Sign recover from a wrecked boat to claim overall bronze at the 49er European Championships in Helsinki.
- 11 July 2014 08:12:33 Patience dreams of soaring to Rio gold Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Sailing | BBC Rhona McLeod takes to the water with Olympic silver medallist Luke Patience and hears what inspired him to aim high in sailing.
- America's Cup challengers discuss prospective venues mysailing News The challengers met with the defender in Los Angeles over the weekend and expressed their opinions on the venue.
- Yacht catches fire and sinks off Sydney's Central Coast mysailing News Authorities believe there was no crew on board when the boat was engulfed with flames.
- Iker Martinez has sights set on Volvo Ocean Race trophy mysailing News French Sailor, Michel Desjoyeaux will join the Spanish team who is yet to announce their title sponsor.
- Light winds cause late night at ISAF Youth Worlds mysailing News The fleets were all off the water at 9pm after the days racing was pushed back to a 4pm start.
- Hungarians maintain lead in light conditions at the Flying Dutchman Worlds mysailing News Edward Cox and Peter Bevis are the only Australians competing and are sitting in 24th overall.
- 23 July 2014 16:15:35 Sailing through STEM Night at CYC US Sailing Opti Nationals Hosted by California Yacht Club to Run US Sailing Reach Event MARINA DEL REY, Calif. (July 23, 2014) – US Sailing has partnered with the United Sates Optimist Dinghy Association (USODA) and the California Yacht Club (CYC) in Marina del Rey to create new pathways for our youth sailors in STEM (Science, Technology, […]
- 22 July 2014 19:41:58 Sam Gilmour Victorious Again at Gov Cup US Sailing Sam Gilmour Victorious Again at Gov Cup
- 21 July 2014 17:57:30 Summer 2014 Update US Sailing The 2014 racing season is in full swing across the US! The Multihull Committee had a very productive teleconference on May 22. Topics of note are that a trophy committee was formed, and a long-term plan for action items was discussed at length. There was lots of focus around training and youth development. Major regatta […]
- 21 July 2014 17:56:14 Spring 2014 Update US Sailing Like most disciplines, for multihull sailors, winter is a time for southern regattas. A number of our classes also hold midwinter championships. The bulk of our activity during this time of year has been spent on planning for regattas during the remainder of the year. Planning is in full steam for the Formula 16 World […]
- 21 July 2014 13:23:41 ISAF Youth Match Racing Worlds Set to Start US Sailing July 18, 2014 For immediate release Dave Perry Chairman, US Sailing Match Racing Committee ISAF Youth Match Racing Worlds Set to Start The inaugural ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship is set to start Wednesday, July 23 in Helsinki, Finland. 16 nations will be represented, with sailors all under 23 years old. Racing will be […]
Sailing Anarchy Forums
- 23 July 2014 16:50:42 Santa Cruz 27 Wanted Sailing Forums I am in the market for a SC 27. I was unable to find any on the class site. I see a 33 on yacht world but the seller has yet to return my email. I am looking for something that will surf offshore on a budget.
The Moore 24 is enticing but I have yet to have the privilege to sail one of those.
- 23 July 2014 16:50:16 Liberty US 40 Sailing Forums
I have been asked to produce a model of Liberty, the 1983 Americas Cup yacht.
I have done all the usual interweb searches, enquired at the NYYC etc, and there is very little information out there.
Does anyone know where I might get a set of lines plans, a deck layout, good photos, or even where she is now?
- 23 July 2014 16:49:23 2014 SMCM Governor's Cup Sailing Forums
From St. Mary's College of Maryland's FB page:
Registrations are now at the highest level compared to any year in the past decade!!
If you've been on the fence about this one, sign up!
- 23 July 2014 16:49:19 How to Take Charge of the America's Cup by Jack Griffin Sailing Forums
How to Take Charge of the America's Cup
by Jack GriffinHave Russell Coutts, Larry Ellison and Norbert Bajurin lost control of the 35th America's Cup?Unless they have a backup poodle challenger in their hip pocket, here is what could happen:Imagine that I lead a team preparing for the 35th America’s Cup in 2017... My name could be Max or Patrizio, Iain or Torbjorn, or Sir Ben, Sir Charles or Sir Keith...Challenger of Record Hamilton Island Yacht Club agreed to a Protocol with some terms I would not have accepted. Golden Gate Yacht Club has said they will hold the event in venues I don’t like – San Diego or Bermuda – rather than in San Francisco. Two days ago, on 19 July 2014, HIYC withdrew their challenge, leaving the door open for a new, stronger negotiator. Here’s how my club can take charge:Today we deliver to GGYC a Deed of Gift compliant challenge. Unless some other yacht club beat us to the punch, our club now becomes the challenger and GGYC has to negotiate mutual consent terms with us or face us in a DoG match. We are under no obligation to accept the Protocol negotiated by Hamilton Island Yacht Club. (Yes, there are some "gotchas" here - I cover them at the end of this article.) Here are our club's four non-negotiable demands for the Protocol:
- One venue for all racing in the Challenger Selection Series and the Match: San Francisco
- The Defender does not race in the Challenger Selection Series
- No points from prior racing carry forward to the AC Match
- Obtain an ISAF approval for all racing that is part of the AC35 Event....
- 23 July 2014 16:49:11 Screwpile 2014 Sailing Forums
- 23 July 2014 15:57:00 UAV Photography During Pac Cup Pressure Drop
Steve Hill and crew aboard the Beneteau 1st 42' Coyote upped the game significantly by launching and retrieving (no easy task) an unmanned aerial vehicle, aka UAV, while competing in the Pacific Cup...The results are superb! Here's a couple images from Steve and their final report!
Coyote has finished! Our official Finish (HST): Mon, 2014-07-21 @ 21:08. Looks like we took 2nd Place in our division!The last 36 hours were challenging. From 8 am to 8 pm we did double shifts and worked, and worked to hold off Tiki Blue. In fact, we had our best
- 23 July 2014 15:12:00 Monterey Bay Breach Pressure Drop
The Humpbacks are feasting on anchovies close to shore at Moss Landing, this shot taken yesterday not far from shore
was beautifully framed by Birdo
- 22 July 2014 23:14:00 SC 27 Giant Slayer Dismasts 20 Miles From Finish! Pressure Drop We've received word from Giant Slayer that they lost their mast in a squall but are proceeding under jury rig at about three knots. Everyone's fine and they are still racing!
- 22 July 2014 18:07:00 2014 Land Sailing World Championships Wrap Up Pressure Drop
Excitement-laden Landsailing World Championship concludes in Northern Nevada
Smith Creek Playa, near Austin Nevada, Monday, 21 July 2014
- 22 July 2014 16:20:00 Double Damned 2014 Pressure Drop
The 7th Annual Double Damned Regatta is set for August 9th at the Columbia River Gorge.
Volvo Ocean Race
- 23 July 2014 13:50:03 Medical Consequences: A Taste Of The Sea Life Volvo Ocean Race - Latest News
Welcome to a world where the home comforts that we take for granted are few and far between...
- 22 July 2014 21:34:03 Reflections: Marina Rubicon Round Canary Islands Race Volvo Ocean Race - Latest News
A look back on a great few days of sailing - and the perfect way to whet the appetite for the big race...
- 18 July 2014 21:55:03 First Things First: Marina Rubicon Round Canary Islands Race Volvo Ocean Race - Latest News
The 19th of July saw the start of an inaugural race which will be of great interest to Volvo Ocean Race fans...
- 17 July 2014 20:38:42 Dock Talk: Head To Head Volvo Ocean Race - Latest News
This week marks the Round Canary Islands race - and with three of our teams taking part, the first time that the new one-design Volvo 65's have been raced against each other...
- 15 July 2014 22:33:57 Life Through A Lens: Tales From A Transatlantic Trip Volvo Ocean Race - Latest News
Meet the reporters going to extreme lengths in search of the perfect story...