Archive for the ‘Sailing’ Category

Revolutionary anti-mosquito wristbands to protect Team Britannia from dangers of Zika

A revolutionary anti-mosquito wristband will protect Team Britannia from the dangers of Zika.  The wristbands, from the MFF Group, contain more than five billion tiny droplets of a completely natural mosquito repellent called Geraniol. The micro-droplets are released from the “snappy bands” through...
September 28th, 2016 | Associations, Health and Safety, Sailing, Sports | Read More

48th Southampton Boat Show sails to success

48th Southampton Boat Show sails to success
Aerial shot of the Southampton Boat Show 2016 Britain’s best loved boating festival, the 2016 Southampton Boat Show, drew to a close on Sunday 25 September with organisers, exhibitors, sponsors and visitors all hailing the Show a great success. A quality attendance, thrilling atmosphere, fun attractions...
September 27th, 2016 | Associations, Canals, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Holidays, Jet set, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Marinas, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Education and Training, Ports & Terminals, Sailing, Ship Agencies, Ship Conversions, Ship Supplies, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shiprepair, Sports, Technical, Technology, Tourism, Yachting | Read More

World Sailing’s 2016 Annual Conference: ‘Our Sustainable Future’

World Sailing’s 2016 Annual Conference: ‘Our Sustainable Future’
World Sailing’s Annual Conference is the central meeting point where the strategy of sailing is reviewed, discussed and celebrated. For the 2016 Annual Conference, the dialogue and engagement will be centred on an overarching theme of, ‘Our Sustainable Future’. Sailing will be laying...
September 27th, 2016 | Associations, Climate, Emissions, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Oceanology, Pollution, Sailing, Sports | Read More

Medal Race movement closes Qingdao World Cup

Medal Race movement closes Qingdao World Cup
Medals slipped away and medals were snatched on the final day of the Sailing World Cup Qingdao as racing came to a close confirming the seven fleet podiums.   There was some last minute drama as the double point Medal Races shook up some of the fleets and left a few thinking of what might have been...
September 25th, 2016 | Associations, Sailing, Sports | Read More

Qingdao chances shorten as top tens confirmed

Qingdao chances shorten as top tens confirmed
It was all about a place in the Medal Race on day four of the as the top ten were confirmed in all seven fleets.   There was one gold confirmed and points cushions opened up in the hunt for World Cup medals ahead of the final day of racing in China as learning and progression was again the order of...
September 24th, 2016 | Associations, Sailing, Sports | Read More

World Sailing General Assembly candidates named

World Sailing General Assembly candidates named
HM King Constantine HM King Constantine and the Election Committee are pleased to announce full details of the candidates eligible for election as President and Vice-President to its Board of Directors. The President and seven Vice-Presidents, two of which must be from each gender, will be elected at...
September 23rd, 2016 | Associations, Sailing, Sports | Read More

Missing marks in choppy Chinese waters

Missing marks in choppy Chinese waters
Cyprus’ Pavlos Kontides The wind picked up on day three of the Sailing World Cup Qingdao as marks were missed and misjudgements made in the unforgiving waters of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Cloud cover and current played havoc with on water decisions in China as sailors continued learning the...
September 23rd, 2016 | Sailing, Sports | Read More

Road to Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games, a global adventure

Road to Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games, a global adventure
.. The road to the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) will be a global adventure for the best young speedsters with a continental qualification system deciding which nations will send sailors to Argentina in October 2018. Exactly 100 sailors aged 15-18 will sail across five events on Mar del...
September 22nd, 2016 | Sailing, Sports | Read More

YachtProjects International relocates UK operation at Solent

YachtProjects International relocates UK operation at Solent
YachtProjects International owner Pippa Nicholas, left, and Allan Foot, MD of Solent Refit, right, at Hythe Global specialist YachtProjects International has relocated its UK operation at one of the country’s premier superyacht refit and repair facilities. The firm – whose head office is in Ft Lauderdale,...
September 22nd, 2016 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Sailing, Ship Conversions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shiprepair, Technical, Technology, Yachting | Read More

Mini Firefighters makes big contribution to Team Britannia’s round the world record bid

Mini Firefighters makes big contribution to Team Britannia’s round the world record bid
Team Britannia & Mini Fire Fighter i Mini Firefighter, the makers of world’s first eco fire extinguisher are the latest company to get behind Team Britannia’s round the world record bid. The small hand held fire extinguisher, from the MFF Group based in Essex, can be used on most types of fire...
September 21st, 2016 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

2016 Southampton Boat Show welcomes a brilliant opening weekend

2016 Southampton Boat Show welcomes a brilliant opening weekend
The 48th Southampton Boat Show kicked off to a fantastic first four days over the weekend with strong sales results being reported. An impressive 23 brands made their World debut on opening day, Friday 16 September, from the likes of global brands Oyster Yachts, Princess Yachts, Bavaria Power, Sunseeker...
September 20th, 2016 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Marinas, Sailing, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Sports, Technical, Technology, Tourism, Yachting | Read More

Back on the trail at Sailing World Cup Qingdao

Back on the trail at Sailing World Cup Qingdao
Sailing World Cup Qingdao kicks off this week and is the first international Olympic class event since Rio 2016, marking the start of the road to Tokyo 2020.   Sailing World Cup Qingdao is the fifth regatta of the 2016 series and welcomes 142 sailors from 21 nations competing across seven Olympic classes...
September 20th, 2016 | Associations, Sailing, Sports | Read More

Capers’ Markets and Messy Geopolitics

Capers’ Markets and Messy Geopolitics
John Faraclas With the volatile Capers …”dominating” the “rise” in the Markets and Geopolitics –  as per our written prediction of getting far worse, the situation is more than serious; John Faraclas’ daily report is a strong warning to all: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed with a...
September 19th, 2016 | Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Ports & Terminals, Sailing, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Sports, Tankers | Read More

Britain’s boatbuilders hiring but face significant skills gap

Britain’s boatbuilders hiring but face significant skills gap
Howard Pridding Industry leaders call for sector to be core part of the Government’s Industrial Strategy  Recruitment across Britain’s marine industry increased by 2.7% in 2014/15 and is expected to increase a further 2% in 2015/16. The majority of work force growth has come from the boat manufacturing...
September 19th, 2016 | Associations, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Reports, Sailing, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Sports, Yachting | Read More

NEWSFLASH – Seguin wins second gold medal at Rio 2016

NEWSFLASH – Seguin wins second gold medal at Rio 2016
France’s Damien Seguin has won his second Paralympic Games gold medal, pending any protests, at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. With a win in Athens 2004, Seguin now adds the One Person Keelboat (2.4 Norlin OD) Rio 2016 title to his collection. Needing to finish above London 2012 champion, Great...
September 17th, 2016 | Associations, Events, Sailing, Sports | Read More

Aussie gold rush on the shores of Rio de Janeiro

Aussie gold rush on the shores of Rio de Janeiro
Australians celebrating There was Aussie elation at the Marina da Gloria on day five as the Rio 2016 Paralympic gold medals were wrapped up in the Two Person (SKUD18) and Three Person Keelboat (Sonar) with a day to spare. Daniel Fitzgibbon and Liesl Tesch in the SKUD18 were yet again on fire as they...
September 16th, 2016 | Associations, Events, Sailing, Sports | Read More

Dominant day for the British as the fight back begins

Dominant day for the British as the fight back begins
Domination was the word of the third day at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Sailing Competition as Great Britain’s two-time Three Person Keelboat (Sonar) World Champions finally announced their arrival out on Guanabara Bay.   John Robertson, Hannah Stodel and Steve Thomas (GBR) have a wealth of experience...
September 14th, 2016 | Sailing, Sports | Read More

Playing the Rio waiting game

Playing the Rio waiting game
The unpredictable nature of sailing reared its head in Guanabara Bay on day two of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Sailing Competition as only one race apiece was completed for the Two Person and Three Person Keelboats.   A wait onshore was all the morning could offer for the expectant sailors as the wind...
September 14th, 2016 | Sailing, Sports | Read More

Champions conquer on sun soaked opening day

Champions conquer on sun soaked opening day
In the build-up to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Sailing Competition the sky has been a dull shade of grey, but the minute the first day of racing started, the stereotypical Rio de Janeiro sunshine came out with a 10 knot wind to boot. It was a glorious opening session of sailing. And it wasn’t just...
September 12th, 2016 | Associations, Sailing, Sports | Read More

Foundation for the future, a renewed Sailing World Cup for 2017-2020

Foundation for the future, a renewed Sailing World Cup for 2017-2020
Over its nine-year history, the Sailing World Cup has provided the foundations for the road to an Olympic and Paralympic Games, offering a glimpse of what will happen at the grandest stage in the sport. As the focus begins to shift from Rio de Janeiro and the Brazilian waters to the Japanese city of...
September 12th, 2016 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Sailing, Sports | Read More

Sonar favourites tag thrown out the window

Sonar favourites tag thrown out the window
There are usually favourites in any competition, but at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games the Three Person Keelboat (Sonar) class could be the exception to the rule.   In the Rio 2016 quadrennial there has been no one team taking hold of the fleet and winning on a consistent basis. Even the sailors themselves...
September 10th, 2016 | Sailing, Sports | Read More

The Usual Suspects line up for 2.4 Norlin OD glory

The Usual Suspects line up for 2.4 Norlin OD glory
The One Person Keelboat (2.4 Norlin OD) always offers up a host of challengers for the overall title for every regatta, and the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games is no different. If you move around the boat park at the Marina da Gloria it will not be long before you bump in to a 2.4 Norlin OD Paralympic medallist,...
September 9th, 2016 | Associations, Sailing, Sports | Read More

Late Polish surge upsets the order of the SKUD18

Late Polish surge upsets the order of the SKUD18
POL SKUD18 If the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games had come just a few months earlier you could have been forgiven for narrowing the Two-Person Keelboat (SKUD18) fleet down to a two horse race. Australia and Great Britain have dominated the world championships as far back as 2008, but in May this year the streak...
September 8th, 2016 | Sailing, Sports | Read More

The biggest cruise sailing ship “Club Med 2” at Chios port

The biggest cruise sailing ship “Club Med 2” at Chios port
The “Club Med 2” entering the Port of Chios Here we go again with yet another excellent video by Konstantinos Milt. Anagnostou. This time our viewers world-wide can enjoy Maritime Tourism at its best! The Club Med 2 visit in the Port of Chios yesterday attracted hundreds of faithful on...
September 7th, 2016 | Clubs, Cruise Industry, Film Industry, Holidays, Maritime Tourism, Ports & Terminals, Sailing, Tourism | Read More

World Sailing and Rolex open World Sailor of the Year Nominations for 2016

World Sailing and Rolex open World Sailor of the Year Nominations for 2016
World Sailing and Rolex are inviting nominations for the Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards 2016. The Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards is the most prestigious award of recognition in the dynamic sport of sailing. Since the awards inception in 1994, the trophy has proudly accumulated the names...
September 5th, 2016 | Associations, Charity, Clubs, Sailing, Sports | Read More