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.