Category Archives: Sailing Blogs

ETNZ in Cardiff

The Extreme Sailing Series gets underway tonight down under time.  Emirates Team New Zealand are ready for the action and tactician Ray Davies gives us a run down from the practice day. Bring on the late nights watching the action! Continue reading

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PAC Pindar & Team Raleigh GAC

GAC PINDAR AND TEAM RALEIGH GAC COMBINE FOR UNIQUE CYCLOSAIL CHALLENGE -Hugh Styles from Team GAC Pindar emerges victorious Cardiff, Wales – 21 August 2014 – Ahead of the Cardiff Act of the Extreme Sailing SeriesTM, global logistics provider GAC brought together Team Raleigh GAC and five Extreme Sailing SeriesTM teams to take part in the [...] Continue reading

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505 Worlds Day 4

Mike Holt and Rob Woelfel have moved to the top of the leaderboard of the SAP 505 World Championship after winning a breezy race in Kiel, Germany, today. They sit just two points ahead of their training partners, the British duo of Andy Smith and Tim N… Continue reading

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86

Bob Oatley, the 86 year-old patriarch of the family who are the custodians of Hamilton Island, has been getting out on the water, helming the super-fast Wild Oats AC45 catamaran on the layday yesterday and aboard his seven-time Rolex Sydney Hobart line… Continue reading

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Thrill and spill meter set to rise at Hamo!

Thrill and spill metre set to rise at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week The tradewinds are steadily building at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week towards the business end of the six day regatta, and with up to 25 knots due on Saturday the thrill and spill me… Continue reading

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OneSails now in NZ

International Sailmaker – OneSails has arrived in New Zealand. The Italian company is a market leader in Europe, and now represented in 25 countries worldwide. Experienced sail maker Gray Gibson is heading the operation here, a former Olympic sailor who in recent times has been racing Etchells and big boats in the Asia Pacific region. [...] Continue reading

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RB&I Race: Day 10 Update

Swish Smash 5th World Record in Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race! [RB&I Media] Swish, skippered by Canadian Roderick Knowles, crossed the finish line of the 2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race off the Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes at 04.06.49 BST on Wednesday 20th August 2014 with an elapsed time of 8 days, 19 [...] Continue reading

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Youth Olympics: Day 3

Leaderboards Take Shape At The Youth Olympic Games The discard came into play at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games with the leader boards taking shape at the midway point of the event. Three races were completed in the Boy’s and Girl’s Byte CII and Techno 293 fleets with the best breeze of the week [...] Continue reading

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Resurrection at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week

Thirty years ago at a crossroads Barry Cuneo took the sensible parent-pleasing option and pursued a career, believing he could drop back into sailing any time. He’s on the water all the time as a sea pilot on Port Philip, but when it came to sailing he discovered a large hole in the sport. At [...] Continue reading

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Team Vestas Wind – Splash Down!

Team Vestas Wind are rapidly gearing up and it sounds like they should be going for their first sail tonight (NZ time) so hopefully will get some pictures through tomorrow. In the mean time, here is the latest from the team! Nicolai Sehested shares his thoughts on the race just before the boat’s first taste [...] Continue reading

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