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Hobie Tiger & Ladies Nationals Langebaan

Hobie Tiger National Championship Results – Langebaan 2014 Hobie 16 Ladies National Championship Results – Langebaan 2014 Hobie 14 Open Class Results – Langebaan 2014 by John Ryall If you missed the Hobie Tiger, Ladies Nationals and Open Class sailing at Langebaan over this weekend you missed out – big time…! I am still catching my breath! The weather had obviously looked at ‘Windguru’ this time and followed the forecast almost exactly unlike the WC Championships at Simonstown. Superb organisation ... Read More »

Amtec J22 Worlds – the winners are…

… and the winners are the team headed by David Rae with Trevor Spilhaus and Guido Verhoevert. Well done. The Race Officer Dave Rushton also deserves special mention for running a good regatta under very difficult conditions. Check out the full results here:  j22 worlds final results from VAAL DAM 26 April – 3 May 2014 2014 Read More »

J22 Worlds – final day

A misty morning on the Vaal Dam so everyone is waiting for the wind. Just 4 races can be sailed today, with the last race not after 15h00. Currently the AP over H is up – which means that races not started are postponed. Read More »

J22 Worlds – overall results to race 10

10 races done and dusted – with David Rae still the man to beat although he may be difficult to unseat from the top of the leaderboard as he a 17 point cushion and just one race, the first race, outside of the top 10. His crew are Guido VERHOVERT, Trevor SPILHAUS – both top crew. Follow this link for the results: http://www.windsail.co.za/resultsseries.php?sid=18   Read More »

Sailor of the Month – May 2014 issue

Blaine Dodds needs little introduction as he is an incredibly accomplished sailor who holds 31 South African National sailing titles, and countless others on the international scene. In recent months he has been in the spotlight at the Hobie 16 Worlds in Australia, and closer to home he has just won a hard-fought battle to take the South African Hobie 16 nationals title. So let’s make 32 national titles shall we! After an eventful four days of racing off Port ... Read More »

SAILING Magazine – May 2014 issue

Check out the latest issue of SAILING Mag – the May issue – at www.sailing.co.za. Better still, if you don’t subscribe go out and buy one now or subscribe by e-mailing: subscriptions@sailing.co.za The issue has a great feature by Aussie Bray on how equipment has progressed and improved over the years. The latest Maverick 440 cat is reviewed by Matthew Thomas, while for the dinghy sailors Paul Allardice reviewed the Sonnet dinghy. In our Book Review section get all the ... Read More »

J22 Worlds – Race 5 – top 5 results

Conditions look very light but this did not stop David Rae and his crew from taking the race. With discards still not in play, Rae and his team are looking very strong indeed! The top 5 in race 5 are: provisional results 1 Dave Rae 2  John Bruckmann 3 Svend Hartog 4 Taylor Kennedy 5 Stefano Marcia For full results follow this link: http://www.windsail.co.za/resultsseries.php?sid=18 Read More »

J22 Worlds – Results after 4 races

UPDATE 13h45 Wednesday. The pic shows David Rae rounding the first mark during the first race of the day (and race 5 in the series)  in what appears to be a very handy position way ahead of his competitors. But it is the Vaal Dam – and we all know what to wind can do there! The results after 4 races are now available provisionally, so check them out at this link: http://www.windsail.co.za/resultsseries.php?sid=18 We will post results as and when ... Read More »

Mirror Nationals 2014 – results & pics

There is a great album of pics by master photographer Trevor Wilkins on this link: https://plus.google.com/photos/+TrevorWilkins/albums/6007380734090767425?cfem=1 Follow this link to the results: 2014 Mirror Nationals Provisional Read More »

Volvo Ocean Race – All-Girl Team Sets Off on First Transatlantic

Team SCA have set off on their first transatlantic passage, sailing from their training base in Lanzarote, Spain to Newport Rhode Island, USA.  The 3750-nautical mile passage is due to take about twelve days. The team will be sailing to a waypoint east of the Caribbean so that the last few days will be sailed in similar waters to Leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race, from Itajai, Brazil to Newport, USA. “This transatlantic sail allows us to put into ... Read More »

2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères – video highlights

Follow the 2 links below to see video highlights of this event, and the RESULTS link to check on our boys – Asenathi Jim and Roger Hudson in the 470 and Stefano Marcia in the Laser Class. 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères – Day 4 Highlights – Part 1 There’s very little separating the top Nacra 17 and Laser sailors after the fourth day… Check out part 1 of ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres day 4 highlights. http://youtu.be/Wf6ArynAr6g 2014 ... Read More »