Writing Sailing Books to Win
Jon Emmett, a top-level British Laser sailor from the mid 90’s, campaigned for Olympic selection until he suffered a long term injury, but since then he has made his mark as a high-performance coach and author.
Kite wars continue - IKA terminates agreement with PKRA
The International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) regrets to announce that the contract between IKA and the Professional Kiteboard Riders Association (PKRA) has been terminated. All World Championship rights for all kiteboarding disciplines including Freestyle, Big Air, Wave and Slalom immediately revert to IKA.
2015 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Audi TT Coupe is major prize
To celebrate Audi’s 10-year partnership with Australia’s premier regatta, Audi Hamilton Island Race Week, any yacht owner or charterer entered for this year’s event will be eligible to walk away with the keys to the award-winning Audi TT Coupe prize car.
Changes ahead for World Sailing - Interview with new ISAF CEO.
Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team
Last week ISAF announced the appointment of a new CEO, Peter Sowrey. He is not a long time ISAF face, as his predecessor Jerome Pels was, little is known of him in the wider sailing world.
Australian Sailors well placed at World and European Championships
The 2015 Laser World Championships (2-8 July) kicked off in Kingston, OT, Canada overnight with Australian Sailing Team’s Matthew Wearn (WA) the stand out Australian with two convincing race wins and taking the lead on the results board.
Sally Helme honored with Leadership in Women’s Sailing Award
Sally Helme, of Newport, RI and publisher of Bonnier Corp.’s Cruising World and Sailing World magazines, has been honored with the 2015 Leadership in Women's Sailing Award.
Volvo Ocean Race - Sailing needs more sponsors like Vestas Wind
Rob Kothe and Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com
The Volvo Ocean Race is about to start Leg 8, with the fleet expanding to seven boats with the re-entry of Team Vestas Wind. And the their comeback is one of the remarkable stories of sailing. When Team Vestas Wind ran aground most observers felt that was the end of the journey for Vestas in yachting sponsorships, but they did not count on the determination of sponsors and team.
America's Cup announces title sponsor
Louis Vuitton’s longest standing partnership is one that over the years, has become synonymous with audacious endeavors and a quest for excellence.
Thomas Clagett, Memorial Regatta – New chairman of ISAF DSC announced
C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Regatta – The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has announced that the Disabled Sailing Committee (DSC) has been reconstituted and has named Betsy Alison (Newport RI, USA) as the new Chairman.
35th America’s Cup - Omega introduces new Seamaster timepiece
35th America’s Cup - Omega has long supported the able yachtsmen of Emirates Team New Zealand and the Seamaster Diver 300M ETNZ boldly celebrates the brand’s relationship with the renowned sailing team.
Bayview Mackinac Race - Quantum Sails presents free seminars
Quantum Sails is doing it again – serving up free seminars that prepare sailors for making tough decisions in the 2015 Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race. If you didn’t catch the “Patterns for Success” Seminar in May, there’s another chance with the “How Well are You Prepared?” Seminar on June 4th at Port Huron Yacht Club (7:00-9:00 p.m.).
Yacht Racing Forum 2015 - Dates and venue announced
Yacht Racing Forum 2015 - Members of the yacht racing community from all over the world will spend two days networking, debating and doing business over December 7-8 in Geneva, Switzerland. Geneva is an easy-to-reach location situated at the heart of Europe that plays a pivotal role in international yacht racing.
ISAF Mid-Year Meeting – Nacra15 chosen as new Youth cat + Video
At the 2014 ISAF Annual Conference in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, the Equipment Committee recommended the new Nacra15 for the Open Multihull event at the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship.
ISAF Mid-Year Meeting - Rio pollution at Events Committee + Video
On Friday 8 May, the ISAF Events Committee met at the 2015 ISAF Mid-Year Meeting in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The Aquece Rio - International Sailing Regatta 2015 is the second of two Rio 2016 Olympic Test Events with the first being held in 2014.
Volvo Ocean Race – Volvo Penta diesels deliver power to sailboats
Volvo Penta is the official engine supplier for the 2014-2015 Volvo Ocean Race, which is having its North American stopover in Newport, R.I., this week.
Summer Sailstice 2016 - Sail and win a Sunsail BVI charter!
Sunsail Yacht Charters is honoring the 15th annual celebration by offering Summer Sailstice participants a chance to win a one-week BVI charter aboard a 40' monohull sailing from their Tortola base for the June 2016 Summer Sailstice celebration!
An overwhelming reception for SSV Oliver Hazard Perry
Over the weekend of May 9 -10 and for three days thereafter, SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, the Ocean State’s Official Sailing Education Vessel, hosted more than 12,000 people for onboard tours at Newport’s Fort Adams State Park where only four days prior, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo had declared the state’s new 240-foot long pier there officially “open” and the Tall Ship’s permanent home.
America’s Cup and Oracle Team USA announce Official Timing Partner
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Bremont becomes Official Timing Partner of the America’s Cup and Oracle Team USA. Bremont will bring its core values of precision, reliability and durability to the competition for the oldest trophy in sport as Official Timing Partner of the America’s Cup and Oracle Team USA.
Cabela’s names Navico 2014 vendor of the year
Navico, the world’s largest manufacturer of marine electronics and parent company to the Lowrance, Simrad, B&G and GoFree brands — has been named Cabela’s® 2014 Vendor of the Year for the General Outdoors Division.
2017 America’s Cup – Butterfield named official Bermuda Bank
2017 America’s Cup – The Bank of N.T. Butterfield and Son Limited has been named the Official Bermuda Bank. Butterfield will provide banking services to the America’s Cup Event Authority (ACEA) and Oracle Team USA