Archive for the ‘Sailing’ Category

Big Conditions to Kick Start European Season

Big Conditions to Kick Start European Season
… Vilamoura, Portugal, has been growing as a winter destination for the past few seasons. Regattas in December and now February attracted 109 and then 116 boats respectively across 49er, 49erFX, and Nacra 17. The regatta this past weekend was a doozy, with big breeze and waves each of the days....
February 19th, 2019 | Sailing, Sports | Read More

DNV GL and Metalships & Docks ink class agreement for luxury sailing vessel

DNV GL and Metalships & Docks ink class agreement for luxury sailing vessel
l to r: Alberto Iglesias, Managing Director at Metalships & Docks, Jorge Dahl, Business Development Manager Iberia at DNV GL, and Vicente Santiago, Commercial Manager at Metalships & Docks (Source: DNV GL). Vigo, Spain, 13 February 2019: ​DNV GL has been awarded a contract for the classification...
February 13th, 2019 | Classification Societies, Sailing, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Story of the Day | Read More

The Final Roundup from Miami

The Final Roundup from Miami
Medal Races Determine Winners … 49erFX The stage was set for an action packed first race of the day. Alex Maloney with Molly Meech (NZL) had a commanding but catchable lead ahead of two chasers, Martine Grael with Kahena Kunze (BRA) and Charlotte Dobson with Saskia Tidey (GBR). A sunny Miami day...
February 2nd, 2019 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Live Alert – Miami Medal Races

Live Alert – Miami Medal Races
… Gold Medals to be Decided 49er, 49erFX, Nacra 17 and the RS:X windsurfer Medal Races will be live across World Sailing’s YouTube and Facebook from 12:00 local time on Saturday 2 February. Fleet racing for the remaining fleets starts at 10:30 local time. Australia Versus the Punte Posse (Nacra...
February 2nd, 2019 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
30-Jan-2019 ALL US GULF PORTS OPEN Gulf ports, United States YACHT RACES BETWEEN HONG KONG AND MACAU Hong Kong All US Gulf ports open Wednesday, January 30, 2019, Gulf ports, United States All US Gulf ports are open after a suspension in Beaumont/Port Arthur due to winds and one-way traffic in Corpus...
January 30th, 2019 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

49er Added to Pan Am Games LineUp

49er Added to Pan Am Games LineUp
At the 11th hour, the 49er class has been added to the Pan Am Games lineup along with additional quota places for the athletes expected to race. It joins the 49erFX and Nacra 17, along with 8 other disciplines in the PAG lineup. In December, a group of PASAF officials, World Sailing board members, class...
January 22nd, 2019 | Sailing, Sports | Read More

IPV Code removes the red tape of boat testing and delivery

IPV Code removes the red tape of boat testing and delivery
Lesley Robinson A new code came into force on 1 January 2019 allowing pleasure craft to be in temporary commercial use at sea for a number of defined purposes.  The Intended Pleasure Vessels (IPV) Code, which permits the temporary use of craft at sea for businesses purposes and as race support without...
January 10th, 2019 | Associations, Regulatory, Sailing, Yachting | Read More

Yacht Club of Greece: An Epiphany with Apollo’s blessing

Yacht Club of Greece: An Epiphany with Apollo’s blessing
From the ceremony with the Holy Cross ready to be lowered Yacht Club of Greece: An Epiphany with Apollo’s blessing Anny Zade and John Faraclas were there with their cameras This year’s Epiphany at the Holly Rock by the Sea – I mean the Yacht Club of Greece – attracted nearly 370 guests – members...
January 6th, 2019 | Events, Holidays, News, People and Places, Religion, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Row4Ocean day three

Row4Ocean day three
The “Year of Zayed” Row4Ocean DAKAR TO PARAMARIBO – 2305nm Row4Ocean – World Record Attempt to row 2305nm in under 27 Days. Africa to South America. Port of Departure: Dakar, Senegal, Africa – Port of Arrival: Paramaribo, Suriname, South America. Team: Patrick Bol, Lewis...
December 16th, 2018 | Sailing, Sports | Read More

2019 TOUR VOILE: Spotlight on the most well-rounded sailors

2019 TOUR VOILE: Spotlight on the most well-rounded sailors
© Jean-Marie Liot / ASO Key points: Start from Dunkirk on 5 July / Finish in Nice on 21 July 17 days of adrenaline and confrontation with no quarter What’s new in the 2019 Tour Voile About 30 teams expected to start / Frank Cammas is back A PIONEERING EVENT AND A MONUMENT OF FRENCH SAILING Over...
December 8th, 2018 | Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

GAC supports Row4Ocean’s trans-Atlantic bid and marine preservation efforts

GAC supports Row4Ocean’s trans-Atlantic bid and marine preservation efforts
Loading of the ‘Year of Zayed’ boat in Dubai. Freight services for ‘Year of Zayed’ boat from Dubai to Dakar and from Paramaribo back to Dubai Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 28 November 2018 – GAC is supporting the Dubai-based syndicate Row4Ocean’s attempt to complete an endurance-testing...
November 28th, 2018 | Logistics, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Announcing the Summer of Sailing 2019/2020

Announcing the Summer of Sailing 2019/2020
The Summer of Sailing 2019/2020 We previously announced the 2019 Worlds will be in Auckland, New Zealand in early December 2019. Complimenting that regatta is the freshly signed 2020 Worlds to be held in Geelong, Australia in mid-February 2020. Our fleets will be able to head down under for a five regatta...
November 19th, 2018 | Sailing, Weather | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
09-Nov-2018 AROUND THE ISLAND YACHT RACE Hong Kong RECORD ANNUAL CARGO TONNAGE IN FISCAL YEAR 2018 Panama Canal, Panama SECURITY ZONE ESTABLISHED AROUND GROUNDED FRIGATE Bergen, Norway Around the Island Yacht Race Friday, November 9, 2018, Hong Kong A large-scale yacht race will take place around Hong...
November 9th, 2018 | Canals, Groundings, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Military, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Greek government deep in talks to encourage cruise-ship sector

Greek government deep in talks to encourage cruise-ship sector
Tourism minister Elena Kountoura. Greek government deep in talks to encourage cruise-ship sector By James Brewer Greece has confirmed that it wants to establish six new home-ports for cruise ships as part of its drive to expand the thriving tourism industry. Tourism minister Elena Kountoura said it was...
November 5th, 2018 | Associations, Breaking News, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Exhibitions, Marinas, Maritime Tourism, People and Places, Ports & Terminals, Rowing, Sailing, Sports, Story of the Day, Tourism, Yachting | Read More

Red sky at Night …err Red Markets in October… keeps you wonder!

Red sky at Night …err Red Markets in October… keeps you wonder!
John Faraclas The BDI fell below the 1,500 threshold earlier on today and now reads 1,490 – that’s minus 23 points, 23 important and otherwise valuable points. Geopolitics still messy, enigmatic and above all perplexed… John Faraclas’ daily briefing: The Capes’ BCI lost 34 points and now stands...
October 31st, 2018 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Energy, Environment, Events, Health and Safety, Marinas, Markets, Medical, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Safety and Security, Sailing, Sports, Tourism, Yachting | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
31-Oct-2018 YACHT RACE FROM HONG KONG TO DAYA BAY Hong Kong RECORD-LOW HIJACKINGS YET DANGER PERSISTS IN GULF OF GUINEA: IMB GLOBAL PIRACY REPORT Worldwide Yacht race from Hong Kong to Daya Bay Wednesday, October 31, 2018, Hong Kong A yacht race from Hong Kong to Daya Bay in the Mainland will take place...
October 31st, 2018 | Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Spring Olympic classes regattas confirmed for 2019 and 2020; European Olympic qualifier to be held in Genoa

Spring Olympic classes regattas confirmed for 2019 and 2020; European Olympic qualifier to be held in Genoa
The Spring dates for the World Cup Series Genoa and the Hyéres Regatta, which will follow the Trofeo Princesa Sofia have been revised and are now confirmed for 2019 and 2020. The events will be held on the following dates: 2019 Trofeo Princesa Sofia, 29 March – 6 April, Genoa World Cup Series...
October 25th, 2018 | Associations, Sailing, Sports | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
15-Oct-2018 YACHT RACE FROM HONG KONG TO HAINAN DAO Hong Kong TEMPORARY LOADING FACILITY AT FORMER KAI TAK AIRPORT RUNWAY Hong Kong Yacht race from Hong Kong to Hainan Do Monday, October 15, 2018, Hong Kong A yacht race from Hong Kong to Hainan Dao will take place on 18 October 2018 (Thursday). About...
October 15th, 2018 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Italy and the Dominican Republic claim final Sailing golds at the Youth Olympic Games

Italy and the Dominican Republic claim final Sailing golds at the Youth Olympic Games
.. Sofia Tomasoni (ITA) and Deury Corniel (DOM) won gold in the Kiteboarding on the last day of the Youth Olympic Sailing Competition at Club Nautico San Isidro, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Two dramatic winner-takes-all finals saw a remarkable double silver medal awarded on both occasions, with racers in...
October 14th, 2018 | Sailing, Sports | Read More

Argentina win Nacra 15 gold at home Youth Olympic Games

Argentina win Nacra 15 gold at home Youth Olympic Games
.. Dante Cittadini and Teresa Romairone (ARG) won gold in the Mixed Nacra 15 fleet in front of a packed Club Nautico San Isidro at the Youth Olympic Sailing Competition, Buenos Aires, Argentina. On home waters, and in a variety of conditions, the Argentinians sailed consistently throughout the week and...
October 14th, 2018 | Sailing, Sports | Read More

Greece and Italy claim Windsurfing gold at the Youth Olympic Games

Greece and Italy claim Windsurfing gold at the Youth Olympic Games
Alexandros Kalpogiannakis Alexandros Kalpogiannakis (GRE) and Giorgia Speciale (ITA) became the first sailors to take the title of 2018 Youth Olympic Champions at the Youth Olympic Sailing Competition, held out of Club Nautico San Isidro, Buenos Aires, Argentina. The first Medal Races in Sailing were...
October 13th, 2018 | Events, News, Sailing, Sports | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
12-Oct-2018 PORT CONDITION WHISKEY (MODIFIED) SET Pennsylvania, New Jersey & Delaware, United States BREAKWATER REINSTATEMENT WORKS AT ABERDEEN SOUTH TYPHOON SHELTER Hong Kong BREAKWATER REINSTATEMENT WORKS AT CHAI WAN CARGO HANDLING BASIN Hong Kong TRAFFIC SUSPENSION FOR YACHT RACES Bosphorus,...
October 12th, 2018 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Sailing, Sports, Weather, Yachting | Read More

Russian and Israeli windsurfers continue fight for medals at the Youth Olympic Games

Russian and Israeli windsurfers continue fight for medals at the Youth Olympic Games
Tomer Vardimon Ahead of Friday’s Medal Race, the battle to claim a spot on the podium amplified in the Windsurfing class at the Youth Olympic Sailing Competition at Club Nautico San Isidro, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Shifting winds on the coldest day of the week so far brought new challenges for the...
October 12th, 2018 | Sailing, Sports | Read More

Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding announced as one of the Fan sponsors of SAIL Amsterdam 2020

Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding announced as one of the Fan sponsors of SAIL Amsterdam 2020
Hein van Ameijden (Managing Director of Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding), Michiel de Brauw (CFO of Port of Amsterdam), Jan Peter van Wijk (Financial Director of SAIL 2020). Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) will be a Fan sponsorship partner of SAIL Amsterdam 2020, which is one of the biggest...
October 10th, 2018 | Charity, Clubs, Maritime History and Museums, Sailing, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

French Nacra 15 duo win opening race at the Youth Olympic Games

French Nacra 15 duo win opening race at the Youth Olympic Games
.. Titouan Petard and Kenza Coutard (FRA) struck the first win in the solitary Mixed Multihull (Nacra 15) race at the Youth Olympic Sailing Competition at Club Nautico San Isidro, Buenos Aires, Argentina. A frustrating day epitomised by light winds meant that Girl’s and Boy’s Windsurfing (Techno...
October 8th, 2018 | Sailing, Sports | Read More