Posts Tagged ‘World Sailing’

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

Brazil clinches 49erFX gold by just two seconds

Brazil clinches 49erFX gold by just two seconds
The Olympic Sailing Competition rose to a dramatic crescendo, with the home nation winning a gold medal in the Women’s Skiff by the most ridiculously small margin, just two seconds. Silver would have been great, but gold for Brazil has set off a party that will last for days. In the Men’s...
August 19th, 2016 | Associations, Sailing, Sports | Read More

470s sweat it out on windless Guanabara Bay

470s sweat it out on windless Guanabara Bay
After all the thrills of the previous day, perhaps it was inevitable the Olympic sailing competition would be a bit of a comedown today. Unfortunately, the wind failed to materialise and the 470 Men and Women will have to hold off another 24 hours. Which will set up another bumper day of Medal Races,...
August 17th, 2016 | Associations, Sailing, Sports | Read More

Golds secured early by British 470 Women and Kiwi 49er Men

Golds secured early by British 470 Women and Kiwi 49er Men
There has been plenty of drama going on across Guanabara Bay besides the four Medal Races at Rio 2016’s Olympic sailing competition. Two gold medals have been decided with a day to spare and the 49erFX Medal Race is set to be a humdinger. Men’s Skiff – 49er Peter Burling and Blair Tuke...
August 17th, 2016 | Sailing, Sports | Read More

Emotional Nacra gold for Argentina, first ever sailing medal for Croatia

Emotional Nacra gold for Argentina, first ever sailing medal for Croatia
After a shaky weather forecast and a fear of lack of wind, the Pão de Açucar (Sugarloaf Mountain) course delivered some excellent conditions for four nail-biting Medal Races. The oldest man in the competition, recently recovered from cancer, won a gold medal. Croatia won its first ever Olympic medal...
August 16th, 2016 | Associations, Sailing, Sports | Read More

Four Medal Races set for Sugarloaf + How to follow race day #9

Four Medal Races set for Sugarloaf + How to follow race day #9
Find out what’s on the agenda at the Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition today and find out further information on how to follow the racing, watch the tracking, download imagery and follow World Sailing on social media. It’s another warm day with 26 degrees Celsius set for race time. With...
August 16th, 2016 | Associations, Sailing, Sports | Read More

Too little wind, then a demolition derby to round off the day

Too little wind, then a demolition derby to round off the day
It was the most frustrating day so far of the Olympic sailing competition with the wind refusing to play fair on Guanabara Bay. After sitting around for most of the day in next to no wind, the ten finalists for the Women’s Laser Radial Medal Race were released from the shore just before 16:00 local...
August 15th, 2016 | Associations, Sailing, Sports | Read More

Scheidt in a position to attack for the lead + How to follow race day #6

Scheidt in a position to attack for the lead + How to follow race day #6
Find out what’s on the agenda at the Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition today and find out further information on how to follow the racing, watch the tracking, download imagery and follow World Sailing on social media. After seeing the Men’s Windsurfer gold and silver medals wrapped up...
August 13th, 2016 | Associations, Sailing, Sports | Read More

World Sailing love wearing Zhik at Rio 2016

World Sailing love wearing Zhik at Rio 2016
Rio 2016 has thrown all kinds of weather at the Olympic sailing competition, from hot and humid days to chilly and rainy ones. So the people working at World Sailing have been grateful for the technical apparel supplied by clothing partner Zhik. World Sailing CEO, Andy Hunt said, “The weather really...
August 13th, 2016 | Associations, Fashion, Sailing, Sports | Read More

Runaway Leaders in the Windsurfers but a mixed bag in the Dinghies

Runaway Leaders in the Windsurfers but a mixed bag in the Dinghies
Guanabara Bay delivered some great sailing conditions to launch the Olympic Sailing Competition today, but it was still very, very tricky out there. The sunny skies and 10 to 14 knot winds from the south-east were just what competitors wanted to begin their Olympic campaigns, and some of the favourites...
August 9th, 2016 | Associations, News, Sports | Read More

Too close to call for Olympic debutants

Too close to call for Olympic debutants
Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze The Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition will welcome the new, fast and intense 49erFX and over the Rio 2016 cycle, the Women’s Skiff has not failed to disappoint. By Richard Aspland – World Sailing In its first Olympic outing, the 49erFX looks set to be one...
August 6th, 2016 | Associations, Sailing, Sports | Read More

Rio 2016, more flag bearers for sailing than Beijing and London combined

Rio 2016, more flag bearers for sailing than Beijing and London combined
Sailing will have more flag bearers than Beijing 2008 and London 2012 combined at the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in the Maracana Stadium. In total, 13 athletes will lead their nation around the stadium this evening for the eyes of the world to witness. But who are sailing’s...
August 5th, 2016 | Sailing, Sports | Read More

World Sailing Makes Determination Regarding Eligibility Of Pavel Sozykin For Rio 2016 Olympic Games

World Sailing Makes Determination Regarding Eligibility Of Pavel Sozykin For Rio 2016 Olympic Games
Having received the additional guidance from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) regarding the eligibility of athletes from Russia to compete in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, the World Sailing Board of Directors convened today via conference call to review the IOC guidance and re-consider the eligibility...
August 3rd, 2016 | Associations, Sailing, Sports | Read More

World Sailing invites nominations for President or Vice-President candidates

World Sailing invites nominations for President or Vice-President candidates
World Sailing, the international governing body of the sport, is inviting nominations for President or Vice-President candidates. The President and seven Vice-Presidents, two of which must be from each gender, will be elected at World Sailing’s General Assembly in Barcelona, Spain on Sunday 13...
July 19th, 2016 | Associations, Person Profiles, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Rolex and World Sailing extend partnership

Rolex and World Sailing extend partnership
World Sailing is delighted to announce that Rolex, the leading name in luxury wristwatches, has extended its sponsorship of the World Sailor of the Year Awards for 2016. Rolex has been the title sponsor of the Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards since 2001. The awards are the highest honour of recognition...
July 11th, 2016 | Associations, Charity, Clubs, Communication, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Sailors invited to Sailing World Cup Qingdao and Melbourne Final

Sailors invited to Sailing World Cup Qingdao and Melbourne Final
The world’s top ranked sailors have been invited to attend the penultimate and final events of the Sailing World Cup series in Qingdao, China and Melbourne, Australia. The top 30 sailors in World Sailing’s Fleet Racing Rankings on Monday 13 June have been invited to attend Sailing World Cup...
June 17th, 2016 | Associations, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Shifting gears

Shifting gears
Jordi Xammar of Spain in the 470 – ©Pedro Martinez / Sailing Energy Sailing World Cup Weymouth and Portland shifted up a few gears on Thursday as all of the ten Olympic fleets took to the water to tackle a bumper day of racing. Wednesday’s little to no breeze and bright sunshine was replaced...
June 9th, 2016 | Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Frantic finish as 2016 Para World Sailing champions are crowned

Frantic finish as 2016 Para World Sailing champions are crowned
Polish SKUD18 – credit Richard Aspland / World Sailing The 2016 Para World Sailing Championships came to a breathtaking finale in Medemblik, the Netherlands as the final race of the championships decided the medals in the Sonar fleet. There were points cushions in both the SKUD18 for Poland’s...
May 28th, 2016 | Associations, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Polish lessons for all in the Para Worlds SKUD18

Polish lessons for all in the Para Worlds SKUD18
On day three of the 2016 Para World Sailing Championships the top of the leader boards tightened up as the discards came in to play in Medemblik, the Netherlands. Light winds kept the fleets ashore as postponements delayed racing across the three Paralympic classes, but when racing began and the discards...
May 26th, 2016 | Associations, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

World Sailing Officials Complete Final On-Site Review Of Olympic Preparations

World Sailing Officials Complete Final On-Site Review Of Olympic Preparations
Andy Hunt With less than 75 days to go until the opening of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, World Sailing Chief Executive Officer Andy Hunt and Head of Competitions Alastair Fox this week participated in a final on-site review of preparations for the Olympic Sailing Competition. Briefings were provided over...
May 26th, 2016 | Associations, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Light winds of Medemblik constrains consistency at the Para Worlds

Light winds of Medemblik constrains consistency at the Para Worlds
For Day two of 2016 Para World Sailing Championships, Medemblik, the Netherlands offered up a complete contrast from day one with very light wind that caused a shake-up in results across all Paralympic fleets. With high winds on day one, on day two there were ups and downs, highs and lows with only a...
May 25th, 2016 | Associations, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Perfect starts to Para World title defences in Medemblik

Perfect starts to Para World title defences in Medemblik
On the first day of the Para World Sailing Championships in Medemblik, the Netherlands there were perfect starts for two of the current world champions of the Paralympic classes. Current 2.4 Norlin OD champion Damien Seguin (FRA) and Great Britain’s Sonar team of John Robertson, Hannah Stodel and...
May 24th, 2016 | Associations, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Top 2.4 Norlin OD lineup to battle for medals in Medemblik

Top 2.4 Norlin OD lineup to battle for medals in Medemblik
A high calibre cast of 2.4 Norlin OD sailors will be in attendance at the 2016 Para World Sailing Championships from 24 May to 28 May with Medemblik, the Netherlands set to host a great advertisement for the upcoming Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.   Paralympic medallists, 2.4mR world champions, Sailing...
May 22nd, 2016 | Associations, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Para World Sailing Championship has selection at stake for Australia’s SKUD18 sailors

Para World Sailing Championship has selection at stake for Australia’s SKUD18 sailors
Fitzgibbon andTesch Titles and Paralympic national selection are up for grabs when the 2016 Para World Sailing Championships begins at the International Sailing Centre Medemblik, Netherlands from 24 May to 28 May. The 2.4 Norlin OD, SKUD18 and Sonar fleets sail in the waters of Medemblik with one eye...
May 21st, 2016 | Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Norwegian Sonars aim to repeat some history at Para World Sailing Championship

Norwegian Sonars aim to repeat some history at Para World Sailing Championship
The 2016 Para World Sailing Championships will see sailors from over 20 nations competing in the three Paralympic classes out of the International Sailing Centre Medemblik, Netherlands from 24 May to 28 May. In the last big hit out before the Rio 2016 Paralympic Sailing Competition in September a host...
May 20th, 2016 | Associations, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More