sail-world.com Archives - 20 October 2014, Monday

  • 100 foot limit raised for 2015 Rolex Fastnet Race

    100 foot limit raised for 2015 Rolex Fastnet Race

    sail-world.com 16 Oct '14, 9am

    Rolex Fastnet Race 2015 - The 100 foot (30.47m) LOA monohull limit set by a number of the classic 600 mile races such as the Fastnet, Sydney Hobart and Middle Sea races has been lifted by the Royal Ocean Racing Club and the Royal Malta Yacht Club for the 2015 editions of the Rolex Fas...

  • Countdown to the Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean 2015

    Countdown to the Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean 2015

    sail-world.com 13 Oct '14, 1pm

    Swan owners all over the world have been busy planning their winter getaways, and the second edition of the Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean in Virgin Gorda is one not to be missed. 2013 Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean. - &copy Rolex - Carlo Borlenghi The event, which had its successful debut in 201...

  • Rolex Swan Cup - Mistral keeps fleet shoreside

    Swan Cup - Mistral keeps fleet shoreside

    sail-world.com 12 Sep '14, 4pm

    The only star of race day four of the Rolex Swan Cup and Swan 45 World Championship was the Mistral wind gusting at over 40 knots off the north-eastern coast of Sardinia. After a long postponement for participants ashore, and with no signs of the gale abating, the Race Committee was f...

  • Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - Dramatic final showdowns set up + Video #myrc

    Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - Dramatic final showdowns set up + Video

    sail-world.com 05 Sep '14, 6pm

    Dramatic showdowns have been set up for the final races at the 2014 Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup. Verdicts in three classes will be decided during tomorrow’s decisive day: true proof of the close nature of the racing. All classes sailed a coastal course today with around seven knots from th...

  • #Rolex Cup - #Sailing - #photography via @SetSailMarine

    Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - Tight at the top after day 3

    sail-world.com 05 Sep '14, 4pm

    Day three of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup and Mini Maxi Rolex World Championship was blessed with bright sunshine and a northerly gradient breeze, which shifted north east in the afternoon. A significant swell was still evident and changeable conditions developed as the sea breeze arrived...

  • NYYC Race Week Part II images by Rolex/Daniel Forster

    sail-world.com 22 Jul '14, 5am

    Variety has always been the spice of the Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup with the 27 boats from France, Scotland, Ireland and England this week getting to sail a mix of inshores, offshores and a race around the Isle of Wight. At 09:30 BST today the fleet of three boat teams set sail fr...

  • Giraglia Rolex Cup - More than a simple yacht race

    Giraglia Rolex Cup - More than a simple yacht race

    sail-world.com 25 Jun '14, 6pm

    The Giraglia Rolex Cup has always been more than a simple yacht race. It is a symbol of friendship between countries, yachtsmen and yacht clubs. The 62nd edition was no exception. 242 yachts participated in the event as a whole, some 206 taking part in the offshore race; 20 nations we...

  • 2013 Rolex Sydney Hobart - Ninety seven signed on - Sail World

    2013 Rolex Sydney Hobart - Ninety seven signed on

    sail-world.com 04 Nov '13, 3am

    One year out from the 70th anniversary race, the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia is pleased to announce that 97 entries have been received for the 2013 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht race, including five super maxis, 22 international entries, 15 new boats, 36 first timers, previous overal...

  • Lijia Xu ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year 2012 - THAT Speech - Sail World

    Lijia Xu ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year 2012 - THAT Speech

    sail-world.com 02 Nov '13, 3pm

    As the 2013 ISAF World Sailing of the Year awards loom it’s timely to look back to last year. Lijia Xu (CHN) was crowned ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year 2012 at an awards night in Dublin, Ireland. The acceptance speech from the China sailor was one of the most eloquent ever hear...

  • Farr 40 North American Championship- Charisma dominates to win

    sail-world.com 28 Jul '13, 12pm

    Today, Nico Poons (Monaco) and his mostly Dutch crew aboard Charisma sealed their deal, winning the Rolex Farr 40 North American Championship in Martha’s Vineyard with only two finishes worse than second in a 10-race series. The event, which began on Wednesday (July 24) and hosted 1...

  • Louis Vuitton Cup: Am-Cam Video of Artemis foiling, Luna Rossa strike #americascup #ac34

    Louis Vuitton Cup: Am-Cam Video of Artemis foiling, Luna Rossa strike

    sail-world.com 26 Jul '13, 9pm

    John Navas was bayside at San Francisco to catch Artemis Racing on her second day of sailing ahead of Round Round Robin 4, Race 2 in the Louis Vuitton Cup. Then it was Luna Rossa's turn to try some foiling gybes, followed by her race proper, curtailed when she hit an underwater object...

  • PHOTOS by Chuck Lantz: Round Robin 2, Race 1 -Sail-World | #SanFrancisco #LVCup #RBYAC #AmericasCup #AC…

    Louis Vuitton Cup: Chuck Lantz's view of Day 4 in San Francisco

    sail-world.com 14 Jul '13, 3pm

    One of Sail-World's photographers, Chuck Lantz, was shoreside on San Francisco Bay, and filed this impression of the day, along with an image gallery. Haze, some leftover fog and long lens shots from the windward mark were the order of the day as ETNZ pounced on Luna Rossa from the st...

  • The Louis Vuitton Cup challenger series begins!

    The Louis Vuitton Cup challenger series begins!

    sail-world.com 13 Jul '13, 3pm

    At 12:15 p.m. PST, the first two-boat match race in the Louis Vuitton Cup challenger series will begin on San Francisco bay, as team Prada Luna Rossa meets Emirates Team New Zealand. In late June, both boats practiced running the course. Sail-World photographer Chuck Lantz was there t...

  • Cowes Week and the Rolex Fastnet - Two great events rolled into one

    sail-world.com 17 Jun '13, 8pm

    In one year’s time, when two of the world’s iconic sailing events like Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week and the Rolex Fastnet Race follow on from one another, it is not surprising to see many competitors grab the opportunity to participate in both events. Although the events a...

  • Cowes Week and the Rolex Fastnet - Two great events rolled into one

    sail-world.com 17 Jun '13, 8pm

    In one year’s time, when two of the world’s iconic sailing events like Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week and the Rolex Fastnet Race follow on from one another, it is not surprising to see many competitors grab the opportunity to participate in both events. Although the events a...

  • Giraglia Rolex Cup fleet ready for the off in Sanremo

    sail-world.com 14 Jun '13, 3pm

    The scintillating 2013 Giraglia Rolex Cup start is on the horizon. In upwards of 200 yachts representing almost twenty countries will contest this historic annual event, which has been running for 60 uninterrupted years. Competition on the water starts this evening with around half th...

  • Pantaenius Yacht Insurance sponsors only laid Rolex Fastnet Race mark

    Pantaenius Yacht Insurance sponsors only laid Rolex Fastnet Race mark

    sail-world.com 07 Jun '13, 2pm

    Organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC), the only laid mark on the 608 nautical mile course in the legendary Rolex Fastnet Race is being sponsored by Plymouth-based Pantaenius Yacht Insurance. For the 3,500+ competitors entered in the record-breaking 340+ boat international fl...

  • Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean - Alluring action underway

    Swan Cup Caribbean - Alluring action underway

    sail-world.com 11 Mar '13, 10pm

    A full fleet of Swan yachts, an alluring playground and four days of action packed racing: all hallmarks of the upcoming Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean. Commencing Monday 11th March, the event will be held over the next five days at the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda’s recently launched base o...

  • Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race video selection - Sail World

    Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race video selection

    sail-world.com 02 Jan '13, 10am

    Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race 2012 - A selection of videos including pre-race drama, 50 Golden Years three part documentary and more footage of the race. Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Pre-Start Drama December 26, 2012 and controversy hits the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. Super...

  • Sydney Hobart Yacht Race – the better mousetrap

    sail-world.com 01 Jan '13, 4pm

    Rolex Sydney Hobart 2012 - The grand classic ocean race is remembered for many things from records and personal achievements, to tribulations and unfortunately, disasters too. 2012 will be no different in that department. The Rolex Sydney Hobart 2012 Race Committee's decision to not a...

  • Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2012 – Quartet of honorary gentlemen

    sail-world.com 01 Jan '13, 4am

    The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2012 presented its highest award to John Kirkjian, Peter Campbell, Rowan Johnston and John Honeysett for their individual contributions to the Boxing Day spectacle throughout the years. The four – John Honeysett, Rowan Johnston, Peter Campbell and ...

  • Sydney Hobart 2012 - 23 cross the line, 48 still at sea

    sail-world.com 29 Dec '12, 8pm

    In the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, there were no further retirements overnight. Of the original fleet of 76, 23 have now finished, 48 are at sea and five have retired. A further 33 boats are expected to cross the line in Hobart today. They are mustering around Maria and Tasman. WS...

  • Rolex Sydney Hobart 2012 - Storm Bay on Red Bull

    Sydney Hobart 2012 – Storm Bay on Red Bull

    sail-world.com 29 Dec '12, 3pm

    Rolex Sydney Hobart 2012 - Whilst the Weather Gods shut the gate quite early on this year’s race for overall handicap honours for any boat under 60 feet there are some very tight battles in the IRC divisional list. Divisions Zero and One have been ashore for a long time, it’s now ...

  • Rolex Sydney Hobart 2012- Wild Oats XI sailing away - Sail World

    Sydney Hobart 2012- Wild Oats XI sailing away

    sail-world.com 26 Dec '12, 6pm

    Rolex Sydney Hobart Race 2012 - The Mark Richard’s skippered Reichel Pugh 100 Wild Oats XI has been steadily extended her lead over the last 16 hours, at 5am she was 13 miles ahead of Syd Fischer’s Ragamuffin Loyal and sailing two knots faster. At current speed we can expect to he...

  • Rolex Sydney Hobart 2012 - Offshore images from Alex McKinnon: Melbourne yachting photographer Alex McKinnon foc...

    Sydney Hobart 2012 - Offshore images from Alex McKinnon

    sail-world.com 26 Dec '12, 5am

    Melbourne yachting photographer Alex McKinnon focused on the offshore action at the start of the 2012 Rolex Sydney Hobart Race today.

  • Sydney Hobart 2012 - Fast start in strong conditions

    sail-world.com 26 Dec '12, 3am

    The 68th Rolex Sydney to Hobart started at 1300, today Boxing Day, with just 76 boats after the sensational exclusion of Grant Wharington’s Wild Thing, under heavy skies with a 18-20 knot south easterly. Bob Oatley’s Wild Oats XI blasted of the northern end of the line with Black ...

  • Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Wild Thing scratched

    Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Wild Thing scratched

    sail-world.com 26 Dec '12, 12am

    The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Committee have scratched Wild Thing for non-compliance with loding of documents from the designer and builder under section 4.1 of the Notice of Race. Commodore, Howard Piggott, made the announcement at 1030hrs local. Specifically, Howard referred to...

  • Rolex Sydney Hobart 2012 - Faster 50's are waiting for their chances

    Sydney Hobart 2012 – Faster 50’s are waiting for their chances

    sail-world.com 25 Dec '12, 7pm

    Rolex Sydney Hobart 2012 - While the 60-70 footers look favoured by this year's weather, there are some very good boats waiting for their chances. Victorian sailor Michael Hiatt has an excellent Sydney Hobart record and is looking to go just a little better this year. Last year his Fa...

  • Rolex Sydney Hobart - Will Wild Oats XI arrive on record pace?

    Sydney Hobart - Will Wild Oats XI arrive on record pace?

    sail-world.com 25 Dec '12, 4pm

    Mark Richards, the skipper of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race record holder, Wild Oats XI, sees the current weather outlook for this year’s big race – which starts on Boxing Day – being more favourable for high speed sailing than what was experienced when the 30-metre long su...

  • Rolex Sydney Hobart 2012 -Are these the Serious Handicap Contenders?

    Sydney Hobart 2012 -Are these the Serious Handicap Contenders?

    sail-world.com 25 Dec '12, 11am

    Former CYCA Commodore Matt Allen, one of Australia's toughest offshore yacht racing campaigners is preparing to sail in his 23rd Sydney Hobart race. He believes that if the current forecast comes to fruition that only a small number of the 77 boat fleet, the bigger boats in the race w...