Three 67ft steel hulled yachts named Adventure, Challenger and Discoverer and crewed by Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force personnel, will set off from a start gate off Southsea Castle at 1300 hours on the 11th July 2009, to undertake an adventurous sail training exercise that will circumnavigate the globe under the banner Exercise TRANSGLOBE.
Tunnicliffe (age 26), a first-time winner, was cited for her rise to number one in the world rankings and her gold-medal performance in the Laser Radial at the 2008 Olympic Games in China. Her excellent 2008 sailing resume made her the panel’s unanimous choice for the award.
The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has published the Notice of Race for the 2009 ISAF Womens Match Racing World Championship, the leading annual event for the new Olympic discipline set to debut at the 2012 London Games.
US SAILING and Rolex Watch U.S.A. today announced a four-year sponsorship through the year 2012. The agreement between the two parties highlights Rolex’s continued support of US SAILING events and programs.
The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) announced today that The Case Book for 2009-2012, which contains interpretations of The Racing Rules of Sailing, has been released and published on the ISAF website - www.sailing.org.
With the world economy suffering a period of such upheaval and uncertainty, it is a major boost for the Swedish-based marine electronics company Nexus Marine AB, to announce that a couple of top flight names operating at the sharp end of international yacht racing.
On a long term basis the team is trying to get a sponsor to spend a modest amount on Indias First Womens Match Racing (Yachting) Team. They are also the winners of the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Nations Cup Regional Finals Asia 2008 which was held in Mumbai from the 12th Oct to the 19th Oct 2008.
Dee Caffari onboard her yacht Aviva completed a double world first at 13:13 (GMT) on 16 February 2009 by crossing the official finish line of the round the world Vendée Globe yacht race. photo OnEditon
Team USA 1 from the New York Yacht Club are the 2009 ISAF Team Racing World Champions, defeating the local AUS 1 team in the final in Perth, Australia to successfully defend the title they won two years ago.
In the RS:X Women’s class, the 23-board fleet had more than a dozen countries represented, but it was Marina Alabau (ESP) who took gold, on the strength of a second-place finish today. photo Dan Nerney Rolex
Boat International Media and the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) are busy registering entrants for the second Boat International Superyacht Regatta, scheduled for 9-13 June 2009. photo Salperton racing at the 2008 Boat International Superyacht Regatta hosted by Yacht Club Costa Smeralda”
Good things happened today at US SAILING’s Rolex Miami OCR, where 444 sailors from 41 countries are competing. Medals were determined in three Paralympic classes (Sonar, SKUD 18 and 2.4mR) as well as one Olympic class (Laser SB3, which is being used here instead of the Olympic Elliott 6 in the Women’s Match Racing event). photos Dan Nerney Rolex
Just 10 days remain until the start of the 2009 ISAF Team Racing World Championship in Perth, Australia where teams from Asia, Europe, Oceania and North America will put their boat handling and communication skills to the ultimate test.
The Skandia Team GBR 49er pair triumphed in emphatic style at the first round of the inaugural World Cup series at Sail Melbourne last month, wrapping up victory by a massive 21 points, and they will be looking for a repeat of that form over the six days of racing in Biscayne Bay.
Cruising Club of America Presents 2008 Rod Stephens Trophy for Outstanding Seamanship to Susanne Huber-Curphey and Tony Curphey. Susanne Huber-Curphey Awarded Cruising Club of America 2008 Rod Stephens Trophy for Outstanding Seamanship
With one week before online registration closes and two weeks before racing begins, US SAILINGs 2009 Rolex Miami OCR is shaping up to be an international must-sai regatta for elite Olympic and Paralympic-class sailors.
Sailing scored a major coup as its television coverage of the Beijing Olympic Games was recognized as The Best Sports Coverage by the Host Broadcaster at the International Olympic Committees (IOC) Olympic Golden Rings ceremony, held last night (16 December) in Lausanne, Switzerland.
THE Royal Yachting Association (RYA) has set up a new women’s Olympic Match Race Academy as part of its preparations for 2012 and to find sailors for the new keelboat event that will replace the Yngling class, which Britain has won at the last two Games.
The momentum gained from sailing’s success at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games continued full force with the expansion the Australian Sailing Development Squad (ASDS) in Yachting Australia’s Performance Program.
Italy’s Giulia Conti won the 2008 Rolex Osprey Cup – one of only two ISAF Grade 1 women’s match racing events in the U.S. – held at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club (St. Petersburg, Fla.), from October 22-25. photo Char Doyle
Just when it seemed the annual Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta couldn’t get any bigger, it breezed into Larchmont Yacht Club on Columbus Day Weekend to increase its participants from last year’s count of 235 college sailors to a whopping 318 and its borrowed-boat fleet from 31 to 36.
The list of invited skippers for the 2008 Rolex Osprey Cup has been announced by organizers St. Petersburg Yacht Club (St. Petersburg, Fla.). Topping the list at the ISAF Grade 1 match racing regatta is Claire Leroy (Nantes, FRA), the world’s #1 ranked match racer and ISAF Rolex Sailor of the Year in 2007.