The 2014 RS:One Trikora Beach World Championship has officially taken off in Bintan island, Indonesia. For the first time, Indonesia, the 2018 Asian Games organisers, is holding an international RS:One event with the strongest fleet an RS:One world championships has seen so far.
When the cannon fires sending the 118 entries on their way in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia's 70th Sydney Hobart Yacht Race on December 26, two yachts will stand out, because they first competed back in the early days of the race.
The Mayor of Barcelona, Xavier Trias visited the Race Dock to meet the 16 Barcelona World Race skippers who represent nine different nationalities as they make their final preparations for their eight IMOCA 60s in readiness to start to the 24,000 miles non-stop race around the world on December 31st.
One design racing has so far served up just the outcome Volvo Ocean Race fans, sailors and organisers alike had hoped for with the introduction of the new identical Volvo Ocean 65s - incredibly close-fought racing and thrilling finishes.
It is mission accomplished for Ernesto Bertarelli's Swiss team Alinghi, as Morgan Larson and the team grabbed victory with both hands at Act 8 Sydney, presented by Land Rover, and with it the 2014 Extreme Sailing Series title.
Rob Douglas (USA) heads to the ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards as the Outright World Speed Record Holder at 55.65 knots. A record that is under threat at the moment. Find out Rob's thoughts on his nomination and his record.
Aruba's Sarah-Quita Offringa is excited for the night ahead at the 2011 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year awards. The young sailor has had a fantastic year and her achievements certainly haven't gone unrecognised. Hear her thoughts on her nomination here.
As she puts it, Dee Caffari (GBR) is humbled to be nominated for the 2011 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year award. The Ocean Racer also talks about the great variation of sailing disciplines within the nominees and what her long term goals are.
Anna Tunnicliffe (USA) won the ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Award in 2009 and after another great year which saw her place on the podium at several events she is back again, nominated alongside a strong list of the year's best female sailors.
Caught up with Lorenzo Bressani at the 2011 ISAF Annual Conference earlier who spoke about his second nomination. The Italian also spoke about his goals moving forward and his aspirations of sailing in the Extreme Sailing Series and America's Cup.
Nominations are now invited for the 2011 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards, the most prestigious award of recognition in the sport of sailing. Since the first Awards presentation in 1994, the nominees and winners have always included the highest achievers from all disciplines of the sport.