America's Cup under cloud after sailor's death

Andrew Simpson

America's Cup officials are pressing on with an investigation of the capsize of a catamaran that killed Briton Andrew Simpson, seeking answers to keep the event afloat.

Monday, 13 May, 2013, 3:52am

Olympic hopeful Calum Gregor, 14, joins Ian Williams for HK regatta

World match racing champion Ian Williams.

KGV schoolboy Calum Gregor hopes to learn plenty of tricks from the master when he joins four-time world match racing champion Ian Williams in a regatta on Victoria Harbour this weekend.

11 May 2013 - 4:51am

Talking points

Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah

Financial secretary meets filibuster lawmakers

10 May 2013 - 4:43am

Great Briton rules the waves

Great Briton rules the waves

Ian Williams tweeted the other day that he wished he had taken up tennis: "Wimbledon prize money to increase by 40 per cent - seems I'm in the wrong sport."

28 Apr 2013 - 6:29am

Red Kite II bid to be first to win third San Fernando race in row

Red Kite II, skippered by Anthony Root. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

Anthony Root and Red Kite II will set sail today hoping to make history as they bid to become the first boat to win the San Fernando Race three times in a row, with the only other boat that could also accomplish the feat, FfreeFire, not among the 25-strong fleet for the deepwater challenge.

27 Mar 2013 - 4:49am

Hong Kong schoolboy Gillard relishing offshore challenge

Aymeric Gillard can fulfil a wish when he joins the crew of Shahtoosh. Photo: SMP

A promise made four years ago will come to fruition for 16-year-old Aymeric Gillard when he joins the crew aboard Shahtoosh for the San Fernando Race on Wednesday.

24 Mar 2013 - 5:20am

Facing down his fears

Leon Chan (left) and crew members are ready to plunge back into international waters with their new vessel Tipsy Easy, successor to the ill-fated Tipsy Frenz which sank last year. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Leon Chan Nim-leung has a new concubine and is looking forward to a "pleasurable trip" aboard her when the biennial San Fernando Race gets under way on Wednesday.

24 Mar 2013 - 5:20am

73-year-old to sail single-handed for 600 days

Sven Yrvind in his workshop with his unfinished boat. Photo: AFP

Sven Yrvind always swum against the tide. When the 73-year-old Swedish sailor and adventurer was asked to give a talk in front of the Swedish king and queen, he refused because he wouldn't get paid.

17 Feb 2013 - 4:41am

Briefs, February 5, 2013

Sergei Filin had acid splashed on his face last month. Photo: AP

An exhausted British-Australian expedition recreating Ernest Shackleton's 1916 crossing of the Southern Ocean in a small boat made landfall yesterday after a perilous 12-day journey. 

5 Feb 2013 - 4:38am

Wild Oats XI wins Sydney-to-Hobart yacht race in record time

Wild Oats XI about to cross the finishing line yesterday. Photo: AP

Supermaxi Wild Oats XI smashed its own record time by nearly 17 minutes in Australia's Sydney to Hobart ocean yacht race yesterday, taking line honours ahead of Ragamuffin-Loyal.

29 Dec 2012 - 3:35am

Short Sport, December 29, 2012

French pair Armel Le Cleac'h and Francois Gabart continued to dominate the Vendee Globe around-the-world sailing marathon yesterday, with Le Cleac'h easing ahead once again in mid-Pacific Ocean.

29 Dec 2012 - 3:34am

Sports Digest, November 28, 2012

Ben Ainslie

Ainslie quits Olympics and eyes America's Cup

28 Nov 2012 - 1:42am

Around the Island race hardly a breeze for sailors

Sailing boats compete during the Tommy Bahama Around the Island Race in Victoria harbour.

The Etchell crew that won the trophy for the women's handicap in the Tommy Bahama Around the Island Race yesterday were not sure they would even be able to start after an equipment accident on the eve of the race.

"We broke the fitting that attaches the boom to the mast in another race and only fixed it on Saturday night," said Jenny Cooper.

12 Nov 2012 - 4:49am

Sport Digest, November 8, 2012

Ainslie and Xu named top world sailors

8 Nov 2012 - 3:17am

Replica HMS Bounty caught in storm; 14 crew rescued

The ship was used in the 1962 film Mutiny on the Bounty. Photo: AFP

Replica sailing ship HMS Bounty became a casualty of Hurricane Sandy, with 16 crew abandoning the vessel after it lost power in the storm's path off North Carolina, the US Coast Guard said.

30 Oct 2012 - 4:05am