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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 »

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 »

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 »

Cape to Rio Race – Rotary Scout – the end game

Day 25 – Thursday 30 January By Grant Chapman. Everyone woke for their respective shifts well rested from a good night’s sleep and our feast for dinner. Sadly we had not enjoyed the wind that our GRIB files had said we would have during the night and we had made little progress. It had been another 24 hours of underperforming in fluky winds that couldn’t make up their mind as to whether to strengthen to a sailable 10 knots plus. ... Read More »