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Hobie 16 Worlds – SA Teams Compete With Distinction

Despite not being anywhere near the podium in the Hobie 16 Open Worlds, two South Africans represented our country with distinction by finish on the podium in two different categories. In the Open Worlds Blaine & Roxanne Dodds finished 27th and William & Lucinda Edwards 29 out of 56 boats. It was in the Masters and Grand Masters events where the ‘Japies’ showed the mettle. William & Lucinda Edwards won the Masters Worlds with Blaine Dodds and Roxanne Dodds 2nd. ... Read More »

Qualification System for the 2016 Olympic Sailing Qualification Has Been Published

The Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition regatta venue is the Marina da Glória with racing taking place inside and outside the Guanabara Bay and will feature 380 athletes competing across the following 10 events: Men’s Windsurfer – RS: X Men’s One Person Dinghy – Laser Men’s One Person Dinghy (Heavyweight) – Finn Men’s Two Person Dinghy – 470 Men’s Skiff – 49er Women’s Windsurfer – RS: X Women’s One Person Dinghy – Laser Radial Women’s Two Person Dinghy – 470 ... Read More »

RC Laser – Impromptu Durban Regatta

Good Day RCLaser Sailors, I think more “Impromptu Regattas” are called for with yesterday proving to be a very enjoyable & competitive morning. Results: Sailwave results for RCLaser Impromptu Regatta 16th February 2014 at The Pond at Blue Lagoon 2014 Some stats from the day 11 entries on the start line, biggest fleet since the Nationals Light north easterly picking up during the morning with some big switches to the east that were great if you got them right! Hot ... Read More »

Clipper Race Reaches Halfway Mark

Just over one point now separates the top two teams as Henri Lloyd wins Race 8, The Old Pulteney Navigator Cup, into Singapore The Clipper Race fleet has arrived in One15 Marina, Sentosa Cove, Singapore after a gruelling 33 days at sea since departing Brisbane, Australia. Race 8: The Old Pulteney Navigator Cup – part of the 16 stage Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – was particularly long and challenging due to unfavourable weather conditions which saw severe squalls, ... Read More »

Midsummer Fling Regatta – Mount Gay Al Wins

  The Midsummer Fling regatta once again provided some excellent racing in Table Bay, with Mount Gay Al winning 5 of the 6 races in IRC. Their sponsor hosted a Mount Gay party to launch the new brand in RSA, with pretty girls serving this delicious rum. In Division 1, JJ Provoyeur took the honours on After You just a shade ahead of Ray of Light (Michael Kavanagh). For results follow this link: Follow these links to pic by ... Read More »

49er News from Graeme Willcox & Andrew Tarboton

  Help These Olympic Hopefuls Raise Campaign Funds With the short break in the weather pounding which the UK has had this winter, we took the opportunity to take “Betty” our newer 49er out for her first sail. Weather was perfect for this, and allowed us to add to the never ending boat-list to make sure all the systems are to our liking. With a 10-15 knot South Westerly we put Betty through her paces, with only one near capsize ... Read More »

Former RSA Sailor Nominated for Irish Sailing Association Award

Philip Bendon grew up in Glandore, Co. Cork, Ireland before moving to Cape Town. He started sailing Optimists before progressing to Laser 4.7s and Radials representing South Africa at multiple World and European championships. When Philip finished school he moved to Dublin before moving to Southampton to study Naval Architecture. He also spent time working for the Chicago Match Race Centre where he learned to Match Race from the world champion Taylor Canfield. In 2013 Philip and his team won ... Read More »

A-Class Cat Worlds Champs

There are some very interesting top names in the sport competing in this event. And some awesome pics coming from the event too. Does the America’s Cup have anything to do with the interest being show? Follow it at: Read More »

Midsummer Fling Regatta

The Midsummer Fling Regatta kicks off this evening at RCYC with a twilight race this evening and races on Saturday and Sunday. The entry list is here: Midsummer fling regatta entrants Read More »

Southern Charter Grand Slam 3 – Results

Southern Charter Grand Slam 3 Hermanus Yacht Club 8-9 February 2014 Read More »

Hobie KZN GP2 Regatta

hobie KZN GP2 overall results A beautiful hot day at the beach with 10Knotts of wind was the order of the day on Sunday the 9th of February. The second round of the Hobie Grand Prix saw 23 boats entered for a great days sailing. The first race was hotly contested in 10knotts of wind throughout the fleet. A great sausage\triangle course out to the fair weather mark, made the courses a little longer that normal giving  everyone a bit ... Read More »

Hobie Grand Masters Class – Dodds Second

Blain Dodds teamed up with Thorin Zeilmaker for the Grand Masters series, and although sailing well, was simply not able to convert his positions into an overall win, although his second overall is still brilliant. His best positions in the five races were a 1; 2 and 3. The title went to Australians Rod and Kerry Waterhouse, with Dobbs and Zeilmaker second overall. Racing in the Open 16 Worlds was not possible today and will be resumed tomorrow. Read More »

Harken Round Robben Island Race

Harken RRI Harken RRI OA by Luke Scott Foggy overcast conditions greeted a fleet of 42 yachts before the start of the biannual Round Robben Island Race with Harken. The impressive middle distance fleet comprised of 22 Division 1 yachts, 8 Division 2 yachts, and 12 Division 3 yachts. At one point, about 30 minutes before the 11am all class start, the bridge had a firm contingency in place to delay the start, since apparently there was extremely poor visibility ... Read More »