World Sailing News – 27 November 2013

Brazil’s Robert Scheidt took an unprecedented ninth Laser World Championship title in Musannah, Oman over the weekend showing his younger opponents how it’s done.



Scheidt’s first Laser World title came in 1995 with his last, prior to 2013, coming in 2005. If Scheidt can keep it up through to and at Rio 2016 then it could be the perfect ending to an illustrious Olympic sailing career.

Many of the Laser competitors now head from Oman to Melbourne, Australia for ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne. Racing begins on 2 December across two Paralympic and ten Olympic events and two previews are available to read below.

ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year female nominee Erika Heineken (USA) took her second consecutive Kiteboard Course Racing World title in Hainan, China whilst her fellow nominee and Brother Johnny had to settle for silver as Florian Gruber took his first title.

Racing at the Monsoon Cup, the climax of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour, is well underway with it set to go down to the wire whilst there’s news from the RC44 Worlds, Bolivarian Games, Carlos Aguilar Match Race and Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.

27 November 2013

Belcher And Ryan Aim To Keep The Run Going At ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne
Robert Scheidt Claims Ninth Laser World Champion Title
Familiar Faces And Fresh Talent At ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne
©Oman Sail

Robert Scheidt Claims Ninth Laser World Champion Title

Robert Scheidt was crowned 2013 Laser World Champion in Oman for the ninth time after winning the final race of the regatta and proclaimed this Laser World Championship title as his best so far.

©Jeff Crow

Belcher And Ryan Aim To Keep The Run Going At ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne

Mathew Belcher and Will Ryan (AUS) will be aiming to assert their dominance once again when racing at ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne kicks off on 2 December.

©Jeff Crow

Familiar Faces And Fresh Talent At ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne

ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne will see the return of familiar faces as well as welcoming fresh talent to the series.


Williams Makes Sense Of The Madness To Draw Level With Canfield

Ian Williams moved level with Taylor Canfield at the top of the leaderboard after making sense of a brain-frying day 2 of Qualifying at the Monsoon Cup in Malaysia.

©Xaume Olleros

Gruber And Heineken Take Kiteboard Course Racing World Titles

Reigning women’s kiteboard racing world champion Erika Heineken (USA) ended an almost flawless series to take successive titles on the final day of the event in China.


Team CEEREF Crowned RC44 World Champions

In a thrilling end to the RC44 season, three races saw the leaderboard at the Calero Marinas RC44 World Championships turn inside out.

©Bolivarian Games

Peruvians And Colombians Take Two Apiece

Laser Radial, Sunfish, Optimist and Men’s RS:X racing concluded at the Bolivarian Games in Callao, Peru with the host nation and Colombia taking two golds apiece.

©Andrea Francolini

Grand Prix Racing Fleet Said To Be Best For Years

A fleet of 95, said to be the strongest in years, will assemble in Sydney Harbour on Boxing Day December 26, their aim to knock Bob Oatley’s Wild Oats XI from the top of its perch in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.

©Dean Barnes

Wilson Wins Sixth Carlos Aguilar Match Race

He has never sailed in the U.S. Virgin Islands, nor in an IC-24 or with this combination of crew. Yet, Chicago’s Don Wilson proved his match racing prowess by winning the 6th Annual Carlos Aguilar Match Race (CAMR).

Class Rule Changes

There are no class rule changes this week.

Date Regatta Venue Nat
23-25 Nov 13 Soling Argentine Championship Buenos Aires ARG
23-25 Nov 13 Trofeeno Ernesto Quaranta Imperia ITA
23-24 Nov 13 Cleanport Winter MR series – Act 1 Izola SLO
22-24 Nov 13 Cup Opatija Opatija CRO
22-24 Nov 13 RYA National Match Racing Championships Finals Queen Mary’s Sailing Club GBR
22-25 Nov 13 Championnat de France Espoirs de Match Racing Brest FRA
21-24 Nov 13 Carlos Aguilar Match Race St Thomas ISV
20-24 Nov 13 Harken International Youth Match Racing Championships AUS
20-24 Nov 13 RC44 World Championship Lanzarote ESP
20-24 Nov 13 Porto Alegre Match Race Cup – Match Race Open & Women Porto Alegre BRA
18-24 Nov 13 IKA Course Racing World Championship Hainan Island CHN
16-17 Nov 13 November Match Race Scarlino ITA
16-17 Nov 13 Autumn Match Race Shima JPN
16-17 Nov 13 Alster Match Race Act 23 Hamburg GER
16-17 Nov 13 Selective de Zone no 1 Le Havre FRA
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Bolivarian Games
Date 22-29 Nov 13
Venue Callao
For more information on this event click here
Date Regatta Venue Nat
23 Nov-1 Dec 13 PWA Wave Men & Women World Cup – Chile Chile USA
25-29 Nov 13 Musto International Youth Match Racing Championships Sydney AUS
25-30 Nov 13 Monsoon Cup – Alpari World Match Racing Tour Kuala Terengganu MAS
25 Nov-1 Dec 13 RS:X Asian Windsurfing Championships Stanley Beach HKG
28 Nov-7 Dec 13 Laser Masters World Championship Musannah OMA
30 Nov-1 Dec 13 Selective de Zone no 2 Le Havre FRA
30 Nov-1 Dec 13 December Match Race Trasimeno Lake ITA
30 Nov-1 Dec 13 Christmas Match Races Brindisi ITA
1-8 Dec 13 ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne Melbourne AUS
3-13 Dec 13 South American Beach Games Vargas VEN
4-8 Dec 13 Semana Olimpica Canaria De Vela Las Palmas de Gran Canaria ESP
5-8 Dec 13 St Nicholas Race Pula CRO
5-8 Dec 13 Trofeo Ciutat De Palma Palma de Mallorca ESP
5-8 Dec 13 Imperia Winter Regatta Imperia ITA
For full events calendar click here
2014 ISAF Development Symposium – Draft programme
2014 ISAF Development Symposium – Social programme
Volvo Ocean Race International Jury
ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships Race Officials
Youth Olympic Games Race Officials
2014 Olympic Test Event Race Officials
2014 ISAF Development Symposium registration form
2016 Olympic Sailing Competition Race Officials
2013 ISAF Training Scholarship application
ISAF Training Scholarship Brochure
2013 IM First Appointments & Renewals
2013 IRO First Appointments & Renewals
2013 IJ First Appointments & Renewals
2013 IU First Appointments & Renewals
ISAF Rule 42 Quiz (Nov 2013)


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