Archive for the ‘Sailing’ Category

Chaos reigns in the Laser Radial

Chaos reigns in the Laser Radial
Mantis and Kagialis of Greece Sailors are always thrilled when they have a return of straight race victories. Then there are times when they are happy to come out in one piece, still within touching distance of the medals. That was the case today at Sailing’s World Cup Series in Hyères, France...
April 28th, 2017 | Sailing, Sports | Read More

Zegers and van Veen show how it’s done

Zegers and van Veen show how it’s done
Zegers and Van Veen in the 470 Afrodite Zegers and Anneloes van Veen (NED) were unstoppable on day two of  Sailing’s World Cup Series in Hyères, France, winning both Women’s 470 races in convincing style.   Out of the 534 competitors from 52 nations racing across ten Olympic events, Open...
April 26th, 2017 | Sailing, Sports | Read More

Returning to action

Returning to action
Besson and MarieRiou There will be one home nation favourite gracing the waters of Hyères, France from 23 – 30 April for round two of the 2017 World Cup Series when multiple World Champion Billy Besson steps back onboard the Nacra 17. Besson, along with partner Marie Riou, won all four Nacra...
April 21st, 2017 | News, Sailing, Sports | Read More

40 years old, a fine age

40 years old, a fine age
– In September 1977, the first edition of the Mini Transat took place – A race that reveals talent – An enduring state of mind Created to ensure sailors once again had a prominent place in a race ranking, the Mini Transat was devised by British sailor Bob Salmon and first set sail...
April 20th, 2017 | Events, News, Sailing, Sports | Read More

MAZARS adds its support to Poole Harbours Boat show

MAZARS adds its support to Poole  Harbours Boat show
Jim Stewart and Stephen Mills – Mazars The Poole office of international accounting and advisory firm, Mazars, has announced that it will be sponsoring Poole Harbour Boat Show’s business-to-business lunch.  The lunch, which takes place on the first day of the show (Friday 19 May), will see around...
March 29th, 2017 | News, Ports & Terminals, Sailing, Sports, Weather, Yachting | Read More

Mini Transat: the most feminine of offshore races

Mini Transat: the most feminine of offshore races
–       Ten women intend to be at the start on 1 October –       Wide-ranging ambitions –       Prestigious elders  Decidedly, the Mini Transat is not an event like any other. In the offshore racing world, where women often struggle to carve out a niche for themselves,...
March 20th, 2017 | Sailing, Sports, WISTA - Women in Shipping, Yachting | Read More

NAMEPA and Tall Ships America to sign MOU next week at CMA Conference

NAMEPA and Tall Ships America to sign MOU next week at CMA Conference
Joe Hughes Carleen Lyden-Kluss, Co-Founder/Executive Director NAMEPA and IMO Maritime Ambassador says: Please join NAMEPA (North American Marine Environment Protection Association) and Tall Ships America as they solidify their collaboration to bring education about protecting the marine environment,...
March 17th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Environment, Maritime Education and Training, News, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Spinnaker Watches – Official Timekeeping Partner

Spinnaker Watches – Official Timekeeping Partner
Spinnaker Watches are now the Offical Timekeeping Partner of the 49er for 2017 competitive sailing season. Combining both the need for impeccable technical and physical ability, the 49er sailing class provides well rounded entertainment to the sailing world.. read on New Format for 2020 With the move...
March 16th, 2017 | Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
15-Mar-2017 OFFSHORE YACHT RACE Hong Kong TEMPORARY WIND MONITORING STATION Hong Kong NAVAL CELEBRATIONS Dardanelles, Turkey Offshore Yacht Race Wednesday, March 15, 2017, Hong Kong An offshore yacht race will take place from 18 March 2017 (Saturday) to 19 March 2017 (Sunday)....
March 15th, 2017 | Anniversaries, Canals, Inland Waterways, Ports & Terminals, Sailing, Sports | Read More

Sanya, China awarded 2017 Youth Sailing World Championships

Sanya, China awarded 2017 Youth Sailing World Championships
… World Sailing, the world governing body of the sport, is pleased to announce that Sanya, China will host the 2017 edition of the Youth Sailing World Championships. As the premier event in youth sailing, more than 400 sailors from over 60 nations are expected to compete on the waters off Hainan...
February 22nd, 2017 | Sailing, Sports | Read More

World Sailing unites Kiteboarding governing bodies

World Sailing unites Kiteboarding governing bodies
Andy Hunt World Sailing has today signed a landmark agreement with the International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) and the Global Kitesports Association (GKA) to unite the kiteboarding community and provide clarity of kiteboarding’s governance structure. World Sailing, the IKA and the GKA aim...
February 13th, 2017 | Associations, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

GAC Pindar returns as official logistics provider for Volvo Ocean Race

GAC Pindar returns as official logistics provider for Volvo Ocean Race
Andrew Pindar (left), partner at GAC Pindar, GAC UK MD Herman Jorgensen and Volvo Ocean Race CEO Mark Turner seal the deal in Gothenburg. Marine sport logistics specialist to draw on global GAC network to meet the needs of the ultimate sailing challenge Gothenburg, Sweden, 3 February 2017 – Once...
February 3rd, 2017 | Associations, HR, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Grael and Kunze show their mettle on day four

Grael and Kunze show their mettle on day four
For Brazil’s Martine Soffiati Grael and Kahena Kunze, the fourth day of the 2017 World Cup Series Miami presented by Sunbrella started on a sour note, with a 14th in a 16-boat 49erFX fleet. “It was crazy,” said Kunze when asked about the wind in the first race. “It was going to the...
January 28th, 2017 | Associations, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Minimizing risk is key to success on ‘crazy’ Biscayne Bay

Minimizing risk is key to success on ‘crazy’ Biscayne Bay
For Swiss RS:X sailor Mateo Sanz Lanz, success on the third day of racing at the 2017 World Series Cup Miami presented by Sunbrella was as much about what he didn’t do as what he did do. In a gusty and shifty northeasterly breeze that moved about like an over-caffeinated flyweight boxer, Lanz finished...
January 26th, 2017 | Associations, Sailing, Sports, Weather, Yachting | Read More

Prestigious award for Poole Quay Boat Haven

Prestigious award for Poole Quay Boat Haven
Poole Quay Boat Haven wins Marina of the Year award For the second year running Poole Quay Boat Haven has picked up one of the marine industry’s most prestigious awards.  It beat off competition from 40 marinas around the UK to be named as UK Coastal Marina of the Year 2017 (under 250 berths) by...
January 26th, 2017 | Associations, Awards, Marinas, People and Places, Sailing, Yachting | Read More

Shaking off the Rio rust

Shaking off the Rio rust
Even sailors who have committed in advance to another campaign traditionally take some time away from the sport after the Olympic Games. The question is usually how much time is needed to refresh the batteries without getting too stale. Decades ago these hiatuses were usually measured in years. Now it’s...
January 26th, 2017 | Associations, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Evolving World Cup Series Miami

Evolving World Cup Series Miami
Regatta Park The first stage of the 2017 World Cup Series sees over 400 sailors from 44 nations competing out of Regatta Park in Coconut Grove, Miami, USA from 24-29 January with some exciting developments to further the experiences of not only the athletes, but for visiting spectators. Throughout...
January 24th, 2017 | Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  19-Jan-2017 YACHT RACES BETWEEN HONG KONG AND MACAU Hong Kong FINE FOR BERTHING PAYMENT CANCELLATION OR DELAY Fujairah, United Arab Emirates LETTERS OF PROTEST AFTER POLLUTION Izmit Bay, Turkey Yacht races between Hong Kong and Macau Thursday, January 19, 2017, Hong Kong Yacht...
January 19th, 2017 | Pollution, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

New challenge ahead for sailing ‘legend’

New challenge ahead for sailing ‘legend’
… World Sailing’s 2017 World Cup Series in Miami, USA will see a ‘legend’ of the sport take on a new challenge as one of the most successful Olympic sailors exchanges the One Person Dinghy for the Men’s Skiff. Among the 453 sailors racing out of Regatta Park at Coconut Grove,...
January 19th, 2017 | Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Tracey Crouch MP visits LBS and presents superyacht UK young designer accolade

Tracey Crouch MP visits LBS and presents superyacht UK young designer accolade
Tracey Crouch MP and Saskia Clark MBE; Right image: British Marine, the membership organisation for the UK leisure, superyacht and small commercial marine industry, welcomed Tracey Crouch MP, Minister for Sport, Tourism and Heritage to the London Boat Show yesterday (Thursday 12 January). The Minister...
January 19th, 2017 | Awards, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Sailing, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Sports, Technology, Tourism, Yachting | Read More

Coming back stronger

Coming back stronger
Anna Tuniicliffe On the first stop of World Sailing’s 2017 World Cup Series in Miami, USA, a home nation favourite will make a return in an attempt to add to her already jam packed trophy cabinet. Two time Rolex World Sailor of the Year and Beijing 2008 Olympic gold medallist Anna Tunnicliffe will...
January 17th, 2017 | Associations, Events, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Alan Priddy – “We will launch our round the world record attempt in October”

Alan Priddy – “We will launch our round the world record attempt in October”
  Allan Priddy Alan Priddy has confirmed that the Team Britannia will launch their round the world record bid in October. The ocean racing legend made the announcement earlier today, Monday 16th January, in Portsmouth. The decision comes after two further technical issues were discovered in December,...
January 16th, 2017 | Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Aarhus 2018 Qualification System Released

Aarhus 2018 Qualification System Released
The qualification system for the 2018 Sailing World Championships set to be held in Aarhus, Denmark from 30 July to 12 August 2018 has been released. Click here for the Aarhus 2018 qualification system. Click here for the Aarhus 2018 Test Event qualification system  The Sailing World Championships...
January 16th, 2017 | Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Full steam ahead for Anglo-French agreement to moost marine tourism

Full steam ahead for Anglo-French agreement to moost marine tourism
Howard Pridding, Brienc Morin and Jonathan Fielding at the London Boat S.how An agreement has been made between the UK’s South West and Northern French marine businesses in a bid to boost tourism amid the uncertainties surrounding Brexit. British Marine South West (BMSW), which represents 200 marine...
January 13th, 2017 | Marinas, Maritime Tourism, Sailing, Sports, Tourism, Yachting | Read More

The world’s best marinas for 2017 are announced at the Marina of the Year Awards

The world’s best marinas for 2017 are announced at the Marina of the Year Awards
… Yesterday (Thursday 12 January 2017) The Yacht Harbour Association (THYA), a group association within membership organisation British Marine, announced the winners of its prestigious Marina of the Year Awards, with proud sponsors GJW. Now in its fourth year, the Awards, sponsored by GJW, recognise...
January 13th, 2017 | Marinas, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More