Monthly Archives: October 2009

Dutch girl’s solo voyage banned

A Dutch court puts a 13-year-old girl under care, stalling her bid to become the youngest person to sail solo around the world. Continue reading

Posted in General Sailing, Sailing News | Leave a comment

Malaysian Match Racing Championship: Malaysian Qualifiers for the Monsoon Cup

A full quota of 12 teams have entered the Malaysian Match Racing Championship 2009 (locally known as the Malaysian Qualifiers for the Monsoon Cup) to be contested at Pulau Duyong, Kuala Terengganu from Nov 23 to 26. The winning … Continue reading

Posted in General Sailing, Sailing News | Leave a comment

Melges 24 Worlds: Chris Larson regains lead in Annapolis

When the fleet left for the racecourse on day four of the Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis 2009 Melges 24 World Championship, collective hopes of any racing were pretty low. The promising early morning breeze out on the Chesapeake frustratingly … Continue reading

Posted in General Sailing, Sailing News | Leave a comment

Gosford Lord Howe Island Yacht Race: ‘Spot’ units set to track fleet

Gosford Sailing Club officials, families and friends of competitors will be able to track in real-time the progress of the fleet in the Hempel Paints 36th Gosford to Lord Howe Island Yacht Race which starts from Broken Bay, north … Continue reading

Posted in General Sailing, Sailing News | Leave a comment

America’s Cup: Judge Shirley Kornreich’s dilemma over Ras al Khaimah

Judge Shirley Kornreich is a graduate of University College, New York University, and received her law degree from New York University School of Law. From 1979 to 1988, she worked for the Legal Aid Society as a trial attorney … Continue reading

Posted in General Sailing, Sailing News | Leave a comment

Solidaire du Chocolat: Class 40s face the Atlantic wall

Dive time for the northerners. A very bad series of low pressure system is set to pass through the fleet this weekend. Great motivation for a southern escapade. The eleven Class 40s which have passed the Azores have already … Continue reading

Posted in General Sailing, Sailing News | Leave a comment

Transat Jacques Vabre: Artemis Ocean Racing IMOCA 60 in Le Havre ready to race

One transatlantic race ‘done and dusted’ for the Artemis Ocean Racing team as Ollie Bond completes the solo Mini Transat onboard his tiny 21-foot Artemis Mini (see full report below). Meanwhile, Sam Davies and Sidney Gavignet, co-skippers on board … Continue reading

Posted in General Sailing, Sailing News | Leave a comment

Mini Transat: Artemis finishes in the Top 10

After a 13th place in Bahia at the end of the second leg, Ollie Bond finishes 10th overall in the Production Boats category of the Mini Transat – a very good result in a 49-strong fleet at the start … Continue reading

Posted in General Sailing, Sailing News | Leave a comment

Australia. Mercury helps Region V show juniors the joys of our ‘great sport’

No doubt the ranks of Australian water ski racing have been boosted further, with NSW’s famous Region V Club hosting a hugely successful free Junior Development Course on the Hawkesbury River at Ebenezer. The club, known as a breeding … Continue reading

Posted in General Sailing, Sailing News | Leave a comment

RYA and UKSA form new ‘British Keelboat Academy’

The future looks bright for Britain’s up and coming young keelboat sailors, with the RYA and UKSA today announcing their new ‘British Keelboat Academy’. The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) has joined forces with leading maritime training provider, UKSA to … Continue reading

Posted in General Sailing, Sailing News | Leave a comment