sail-world.com Archives - 19 December 2012, Wednesday

  • Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Wild Oats XI set to fly

    sail-world.com 17 Dec '12, 7am

    The Wild Oats XI officially unveiled on Sunday the three key changes in her armoury in an attempt to win line honours for Boxing Day’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race and even shatter the record of 1 day, 18 hours, 40 minutes, and 10 seconds the supermaxi booked seven years ago. Bob ...

  • Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Wild Oats XI set to fly

    sail-world.com 17 Dec '12, 7am

    The Wild Oats XI officially unveiled on Sunday the three key changes in her armoury in an attempt to win line honours for Boxing Day’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race and even shatter the record of 1 day, 18 hours, 40 minutes, and 10 seconds the supermaxi booked seven years ago. Bob ...

  • Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Helsal to pay respect for Joe Adams

    sail-world.com 12 Dec '12, 6am

    Rob Fisher and the Helsal III crew will pay homage to renowned Australia Yacht designer Joe Adams in the coming Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race by putting decals on each side of its hull. The 81-year-old Adams, the man behind three of Fisher family’s four Helsals and the Adams 10s an...

  • Competitors already pumped up for 2012 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

    sail-world.com 27 Nov '12, 7am

    The 2012 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race is expected to provide the action and drama every sailing enthusiast craves for as Australia’s living legend Syd Fischer banners a field of world class competitors slugging it out for glory in one of the most popular sailing events in the worl...

  • Watch U.S.A. extends support of US Sailing

    sail-world.com 26 Nov '12, 9pm

    US Sailing and Rolex Watch U.S.A. have announced that the iconic watch brand will extend its support of sailing’s national governing body through the renewal of its long-standing sponsorship. While continuing its position as the organization’s official timepiece and title sponsor ...

  • ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year award winners announced + Video #sailing #sailworld

    ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year award winners announced + Video

    sail-world.com 07 Nov '12, 4am

    ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards were held at Mansion House, Dublin, Ireland yesterday evening (Tuesday 6th November) where Ben Ainslie (GBR) and Lijia Xu (CHN) were named the male and female winners of 2012. Four-time Olympic Gold medallist Ben Ainslie commented: 'Winning t...

  • Sydney Hobart Yacht Race preview - NSW versus Queensland

    sail-world.com 02 Nov '12, 4am

    Among the 82 entries into the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race received by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia there were four super maxis and six previous overall winners, including defending champion, Loki, at the close of entries at 5.00pm last evening. While the 100 footers from NS...

  • Middle Sea Race - Courage and spirit abound in 33rd edition

    sail-world.com 29 Oct '12, 7pm

    The 2012 Rolex Middle Sea Race captured a certain spirit of offshore sailing. A race characterized by an exasperating search for a fickle breeze tested crews’ resolve, patience and determination. This was not split second, cut and thrust racing but rather tactically strenuous, menta...

  • Middle Sea Race - Fleet endure slow and punishing journey

    sail-world.com 26 Oct '12, 5pm

    In the Rolex Middle Sea Race, the pontoons have rapidly filled at the Royal Malta Yacht Club throughout the past two days. With the line honours winner of the 2012 edition, Esimit Europa 2, arriving on Wednesday and the overall race winner, Hi Fidelity, confirmed yesterday evening, th...

  • Middle Sea Race - Hi Fidelity emerges victorious

    sail-world.com 25 Oct '12, 6pm

    In the 2012 Rolex Middle Sea Race, South African entry Hi Fidelity has been confirmed as the overall winner. Arriving at 04:18.15 CEST this morning, Eddie De Villiers’ Welbourne 46, established a corrected time benchmark that has proved impossible for the remainder of the fleet to b...

  • Middle Sea Race - Esimit Europa 2 claims line honours

    sail-world.com 24 Oct '12, 1pm

    In the 2012 Rolex Middle Sea Race, Esimit Europa 2 (SLO) has claimed line honours. The 30.48m/100-ft Maxi crossed the finish line in Marsamxett Harbour, Malta on Wednesday 24th October at 01:13.15 CEST, sealing a third straight line honours win. Igor Simcic’s crew completed the 606-...

  • Middle Sea Race - Esimit Europa 2 continues to lead

    sail-world.com 22 Oct '12, 4pm

    The 33rd Rolex Middle Sea Race continues to be characterized by a crawling pace as one of the slowest races in recent years unfolds. The bulk of the 83-strong international fleet has passed the volcanic island of Stromboli, and is engaged in a search for breeze to propel them across t...

  • Middle Sea Race - Tactically challenging developments loom

    sail-world.com 21 Oct '12, 6pm

    With the 33rd Rolex Middle Sea Race now underway, a tactically challenging and meteorologically intriguing race is developing. Thirty hours into the contest, all 83 yachts are still racing with the bulk of the fleet negotiating the infamous Strait of Messina. Leading the fleet, and mi...

  • Rolex Middle Sea Race - Record number attacks the start

    Middle Sea Race - Record number attacks the start

    sail-world.com 20 Oct '12, 7pm

    The 33rd Rolex Middle Sea Race is now underway with a substantial and expectant crowd witnessing a record number of 83 entrants representing 19 countries and territories attack today’s start to the 606-nautical mile race. Blue skies and a south-easterly 12-13 knot breeze prevailed a...

  • Middle Sea Race - New record for race starters expected

    sail-world.com 19 Oct '12, 5pm

    The 2012 Rolex Middle Sea Race, a 606-nautical mile offshore classic, commencing tomorrow Saturday 20th October, continues to entice well into its sixth decade. Event organizers the Royal Malta Yacht Club (RMYC) expect that this year’s number of race starters will surpass the record...

  • Gascoigne Cup - Rolex Sydney Hobart Race entrants amongst fleet

    sail-world.com 19 Oct '12, 9am

    Six Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race yachts are among the fleet of up to 46 boats expected to line up tomorrow for the 104th running of the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron’s prestigious Gascoigne Cup short ocean race. Heading the Sydney Hobart contenders is Bob Steel’s TP52 Quest which ...

  • Sydney Hobart 2012 - Syd Fischer to take Ragamuffin-Loyal south

    sail-world.com 18 Oct '12, 3am

    Australian yachting legend Syd Fischer has announced he will skipper last year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Racer line honours winner, Investec Loyal, in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s annual 628 nautical mile race which starts at 1.00pm on Boxing Day. Fischer, who took lin...

  • Sydney Hobart Yacht Race entries reach 60

    sail-world.com 15 Oct '12, 3am

    Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race fleet for the 68th edition in December reached 50 with the entry of Bob ‘Robbo’ Robertson’s Queensland yacht, Lunchtime Legend; and just hours later, entries had already reached 60, such is the popularity of the race. Robertson is coming off a win ...

  • ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year - Helena Lucas

    sail-world.com 11 Oct '12, 4pm

    With a trio of Paralympic 2.4mR gold medallists in the London 2012 Paralympic Sailing Competition, 2.4mR fleet Helena Lucas went into the event as an outside favourite. Although she had taken the 2011-2012 2.4mR ISAF Sailing World Cup title, a regatta victory in the one-person keelboa...

  • ISAF Rolex World Sailor of Year Nominee - Tom Slingsby #sailing #sailworld

    ISAF Rolex World Sailor of Year Nominee - Tom Slingsby

    sail-world.com 10 Oct '12, 11am

    Coming into the London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition Tom Slingsby knew the Weymouth and Portland waters better than anyone and with an unbeaten record at the venue he was the overwhelming favourite to take gold. Determined to banish his Beijing 2008 demons Slingsby did not fail to ...

  • Middle Sea Race - International fleet headed for Malta

    sail-world.com 02 Oct '12, 10pm

    There is a near record entry of yachts, from all over the globe, expected on the start line of the Rolex Middle Sea Race. In 2006, 78 yachts entered the race and this year that number may well be surpassed. With under a month to go to the start, the organising team at the Royal Malta ...

  • Middle Sea Race - International fleet headed for Malta

    sail-world.com 02 Oct '12, 10pm

    There is a near record entry of yachts, from all over the globe, expected on the start line of the Rolex Middle Sea Race. In 2006, 78 yachts entered the race and this year that number may well be surpassed. With under a month to go to the start, the organising team at the Royal Malta ...

  • Farr 40 World Championship - High praise for the Windy City

    sail-world.com 24 Sep '12, 9pm

    Over the last fifteen years, the Farr 40 class has hosted their World Championships at top sailing venues around the world. Previously held in the U.S. two times in Miami, Newport and San Francisco, this year the fleet traveled for the first time to Chicago, with racing taking place o...

  • Farr 40 World Championship - Chicago's Helmut Jahn victorious

    sail-world.com 21 Sep '12, 3am

    The 2012 Rolex Farr 40 World Championship victory has been claimed by Chicago architect Helmut Jahn following nine races across four days of competition on Lake Michigan. A stalwart of the grand-prix class, Jahn’s previous best result was a fourth place at last year’s Rolex Farr 4...

  • Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - International entries on the rise

    sail-world.com 20 Sep '12, 4am

    Ever since the release of the Notice of Race (NOR) for the 68th edition of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, applications for entry for Australia’s blue water classic have been pouring in from around the world and as of today, the number is at thirty. For the first time in the rac...

  • Farr 40 World Championship - Set for fresh water battle + Video

    sail-world.com 17 Sep '12, 2am

    In the time since the launch of the first Farr 40 in 1997, this high-octane grand-prix class has grown to 160 boats sailed in twenty countries. The well-organized class is run like a business, and the ensuing international competition has led the fleet around the globe to race in many...

  • Inaugural Rolex Swan Cup – Caribbean announced

    sail-world.com 16 Sep '12, 3pm

    Rolex Swan Cup – Caribbean has been created by Nautor's Swan together with historic partners Rolex and the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS). Taking place from 11th to 15th March 2013 at the YCCS Virgin Gorda, the Rolex Swan Cup - Caribbean will include four days of racing under IRC ...

  • Swan Cup images by Carlo Borlenghi

    sail-world.com 12 Sep '12, 6pm

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  • Swan Cup - Bronenosec leads Maxis on opening day

    sail-world.com 11 Sep '12, 8pm

    Day one of racing got underway at the 2012 Rolex Swan Cup amid very light winds and following two postponements. Racing proceeded shortly after 13:00 and the conditions could not have been gentler. All four divisions will come off the water having had a very satisfactory day’s racin...

  • Big Boat Series - Stakes high with one race to go

    sail-world.com 09 Sep '12, 10am

    Rolex Big Boat Series - A chill in the air did nothing to lessen the heat on the race course at the Rolex Big Boat Series, where 66 boats in eight classes have now completed three days of competition and look forward to the last and longest race of the event. Tomorrow’s 'Bay Tour' r...