Category Archives: Sailing Blogs

Oskar the Sailor

At LSD we love to encourage the youngsters to get our there and race, train, whatever, as long as they are loving it, and keeping off the streets! LSD regular #livesaildie hashtagger Oskar Hansen hit the water on the weekend and put together this fab l… Continue reading

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Marina Rubicon Round Canary Islands Race

By Jonno Turner A look back on a great few days of sailing – and the perfect way to whet the appetite for the big race.. Ladies and gentlemen: The boats are in… and it is Team Brunel who have come out on top in the first competitive test of the brand spanking new Volvo [...] Continue reading

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Marblehead World Champs: Gibson #1

Reigning Marblehead World Champion Brad Gibson (GBR) successfully defending his title in a 68-boat fleet on the Lakes of Reeuwijk in the Netherlands. [Source: ISAF] This one just fell into my inbox it would seem! A truly international fleet gathered in… Continue reading

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Youth Match Race World Champs

ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship Opens In Helsinki [Source: ISAF] Helsinki, Finland – Two practice days are behind the competitors and racing at the 2014 ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship is set to commence on Wednesday 23 July. Both Monday and Tuesday have been quite ideal conditions, having had nice moderate wind and [...] Continue reading

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NZL Sailing Team Arrive in Rio

NZL Sailing Team arrive in Rio for Olympic Test Event In early August the NZL Sailing Team will be competing at one of this year’s most significant events on the journey towards the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Officially titled Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta 2014, the August regatta is a ‘Test Event’ for the [...] Continue reading

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Six Metre European Championshimps: Day 2

[Source: Fiona Brown / Six Metre European Championship 2014] 21 July 2014 – Falmouth, UK – Sadly the wind failed to put in an appearance on day two of the Six Metre European Championship in Falmouth and the twenty-seven strong fleet experienced a frustrating day of waiting in vane. Initially the Race Committee held the fleet [...] Continue reading

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Get hitched by law

The trailer/towing laws are different in each state of Australia and with the fleets more and more mobile and crossing state borders to go for a sail, it seems a good time to get some of them out there for all to read. They are all different in some wa… Continue reading

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Moth Worlds HISC: Day 4

[Source: Mark Jardine / YY Online Services Ltd.] Tuesday was originally scheduled as a lay-day at the Moth worlds and, in the end, that’s exactly what happened, via a series of postponements. Racing was originally scheduled to start at 10am, then midday, then 1pm and finally 4pm. The abandonment flag was finally raised at 15:40 as [...] Continue reading

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Six Metre European Championshimps: Day 1

[Source: Fiona Brown / Six Metre European Championship 2014] 21 July 2014 – Falmouth, UK – The opening day of the Six Metre European Championship 2014 hosted by the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club, Falmouth, opened with blazing sunshine, but not a breath of wind. The fleet went afloat on time for the planned 10.30 start, [...] Continue reading

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Moth Worlds HISC: Day 3

[Source: Mark Jardine / YY Online Services Ltd.] It’s more like Costa del Hayling at the moment – sweltering heat and little wind make it great for sunbathers and ice cream vans, but less so for the Moth fleet. The race committee made the most of the breeze that did come in and managed to [...] Continue reading

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