Ceasefire as ISAF mediates in Kiteboarding Wars
Representatives of International Sailing Federation (ISAF), the International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) and the Virgin Kitesurf World Championships (VKWC) met in London on Tuesday to discuss the future of the class Championships after the two Kiteboarding groups had a very public falling out.
Waves travel astonishing distances
I'm standing on a beach and I see, a few hundred yards out, a mound of water heading right at me. It's not a wave, not yet, but a swollen patch of ocean, like the top of a moving beach ball, what sailors call a 'swell.'
Southern Spars’ Director and super yacht specialist moves to London
Paul MacDonald, a director at Southern Spars, specialising in superyacht sales, is relocating from the company’s Auckland office to London, UK. By moving north, MacDonald will be closer to many of Southern Spars valued clients, improving the service that the company offers to its many European based customers. There will be a very senior member of staff on hand to meet with clients at short notice
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.
Tall Ships Sailing gives hope for better Irish Sail Training
The visit of the Tall Ships to Belfast from July 2nd to fifth was anticipated with an enthusiasm which was fully justified by the numbers which became involved.
Volvo Race - Oceans Seminar taking a stance against ocean pollution
Yachting has a close relationship with the ocean and in this edition of the race, in the leg from Abu Dhabi to Sanya, they passed through the Malacca Straits. Every skipper and several of the crew expressed their concern of the rising issue of debris in the ocean, in particular, plastic. A fantastic short film was created and can be seen below. Bouwe Bekking sums it up when he says ‘It’s not funny
Sailing icon rescued from sinking yacht
Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team
He has sailed nine times around the world, He broke world records in 1988 when he completed a triple circumnavigation of the world alone. But last night he was rescued from a sinking yacht.
Southern Spars offer July only special price on SouthernFurl booms
Southern Spars are offering their customers a special deal on SouthernFurl furling booms. For all orders placed in the month of July, customers will receive $500 off the usual price of their furling boom.
Thai charter licence for foreign-flagged vessels confirmed
Singapore Yacht Events
At a public meeting in Phuket last Friday, Ministerial approval was confirmed for foreign-flagged superyachts to be able to apply for a special charter licence to operate commercially in Thailand’s waters. This historic move is expected to provide a significant stimulus to yachting activity in South East Asia and to the future prospects for the whole boating industry.
These Girls Can!
You can't have missed the ads showcasing Sport England's 'This Girl Can' campaign - to inspire females to get more active - over the past few months.
Salty Dawg Rally announces the schedule for the July Fourth Rendezvous
The Salty Dawg Rally (SDR) announced today the schedule for the annual fourth of July Rendezvous in Bristol, R.I., and also announced that registration for the Fall 2015 Rally has opened. The Salty Dawg Rally is a cruising rally that has quickly grown to be the most popular and largest Rally in the U.S.
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.
Get ahead of the Weather with PredictWind Forecast Alerts.
Forecast Alerts are the most powerful tool for catching the good weather and seeing the bad weather coming. Forecast Alerts from PredictWind sends notifications to users when their conditions are met so they can get out, or stay in! The Forecast Alerts tool is run from the famously reliable PWC and PWG forecast models from PredictWind.
2015 Fremantle to Bali –Rally boats crossed the finish line!
2015 Fremantle to Bali Race and Rally – Friday heralded the arrival of rally boats Paul Schapper’s Toroa, Robert Bryce’s Albatross and Joanna Pearson’s Odyssey of Fremantle into Bali Marina. It has been a busy week for Principal Race Officer Trevor Milton and Race Director Rob Thomas having been out on the water almost constantly for the whole week.
2015 Fremantle to Bali Race and Rally – The fleet arrives in Bali
Oakridge Communication Group
Fremantle to Bali Race and Rally – Retired race boat Slipstream, owned and skippered by the Rod Mulcahy arrived in Bali at 7.39pm on the 28th May 2015.
Sailboat Racing, Iditarod-Style—A look at the Race to Alaska
David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor
When it comes to big adventures in small boats, it’s tough to beat the Race to Alaska, which starts in Port Townsend, Washington, and takes racers to Ketchikan, Alaska, by way of a stopover in Victoria, British Columbia. The race rules are straightforward and simple—get to Alaska, via any type of non-motorized craft, as fast as possible, via any route, as long as the journey is self-supported.
2015 Pensacola a La Habana— Preliminary announcement of rally and race
2015 Pensacola a La Habana — The Pensacola Yacht Club gives preliminary notice of an offshore rally and race from Pensacola, Florida in October, 2015 to the Hemingway International Yacht Club near Havana, Cuba.
World-first voyage crew with Multiple Sclerosis reaches Australia
Australians with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) are taking part in a world-first voyage that arrived in Sydney at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia for World MS Day on May 27 before setting sailing up the east coast of Australia.
FEMA Hurricane Prep Week May 24-30 - BoatUS has preparation guides
D. Scott Croft
With FEMA’s Hurricane Preparation Week upon us (May 24-30), waterfront towns and boating businesses are learning how to better prepare their local boating community. In the aftermath of 2012’s Superstorm Sandy, orphaned boats littered the streets around Staten Island, New York’s Great Kills Harbor, hindering the clean up and delaying the return of electrical power.
Fremantle to Bali Race - Is there a doctor in the house?
2015 Fremantle to Bali Race - Is there a doctor in the house? Well yes actually, there are two, both surgeons and both crewing on Audeamus and because of their prior commitments and despite having just 380nm to go in the Wonderful Indonesia Fremantle to Bali Race the skipper and crew have decided to retire Audeamus from the 1440 nautical mile event.