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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: http://www.sailingeventstakapuna.com/ 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 http://www.sasgrandslam.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Sailwave-results-for-Southern-Charter-Grand-Slam-3-at-Hermanus-Yacht-Club-20141.htm 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 »

Southern Charter Grand Slam 3 – enter now for this weekends racing

A reminder that you need to enter online for the Southern Charter Grandslam at Hermanus Yacht Club this weekend! Follow the link to complete the Entry Form: http://www.sasgrandslam.co.za/?page_id=2 This is a great regatta and looks like is going to be fun for the whole family. Here’s a whole lot more amazing reasons to be there! * Great Multihull and Dinghy Fleet expected! * Friday afternoon optional training from 16h00 for all classes * Friday bring and braai and DJ * ... Read More »

Help Set A Guinness World Sailing Record with Bart’s Bash

‘Bart’s Bash’ 11h00 BST on Sunday 21st September. South African Yacht Clubs – here’s your chance to participate in a global sailing event. So just what is Bart’s Bash? The Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation is planning a monster sized attempt to set a new Guinness World Record for ‘The Largest Sailing Event in the World’, which we are calling ‘Bart’s Bash’! The idea is to have a mass participation club race across the UK and the whole World. We know ... Read More »

Round the Island Race – provisional results

Provisional results are available here: LDYC-RTIR 2014 Provisional 320 entrants registered of whom 194 finished – which is extraordinary considering the absolutely foul storm which erupted about an hour after the third and last start (Keelboats). Pelting rain, thunder and lightning and pea soup mist which reduced visibility to less than 15 meters at times. A dozen or so catamarans following a Dart completely missed the turn at the Island because they simply couldn’t see it and ended up at ... Read More »

Volvo Ocean Race – Seven-year dream comes true

Seven years ago, a couple of young American sailing addicts met on the set of a Disney movie and dreamed of the day that they would launch a campaign in the world’s toughest offshore team test, the Volvo Ocean Race. Today that apparently long-shot ambition became a reality when Team Alvimedica’s challenge for the 2014-15 edition was announced in Istanbul, home of the company. Mark Towill was just 18 when he met Charlie Enright, four years older, as a fellow ... Read More »

Hobie 16 Worlds – Interviews with Winning RSA Masters Team

Listen to the interviews with William and Lucinda Edwards – winners of the Hobie 16 Masters champs, and runner up Blaine & Roxanne Dodds here: Interview with 2014 Hobie®16 Masters Champions William and Lucinda Edwards http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_WS8LRYHsY Blaine Dodds and Roxanne Dodds from South Africa Second in the 2014 Hobie® 16 Masters http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foYky4tyzpE Interview with Hobie® 16 Worlds Masters Class Interviews – William Edwards & Blaine Dodds http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DckkDSNbW80   Read More »

2014 J22 World Championships – updated news

from Sharin Richmond A highlight in any Class’s sailing calendar is a “world championship” and in 2014 South Africa can certainly stand proud regarding these events. The last J22 World Championships were held in 2007 in Durban and succeeded in putting South Africa on the map in the J class for good organisation, competitive, well administered sailing, great conditions and, as always, friendly SA people. The interest this year has shown that 2007 has not been forgotten. With 3 SA ... Read More »