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Round Hainan Regatta - Vatti and Ubox victorious in IRC-B divisions By Pierre Orphanidis, , 1:42 PM Sat 29 Mar 2014 GMT
As the sun was setting over the horizon on Sanya bay on Thursday evening at the Round Hainan Regatta, a day of close and exciting offshore racing was coming to a close. An 18-strong fleet of boats departed from Wanning earlier in the morning and sailed to Sanya in a tricky 60-nm race that would make tacticians scratch their heads and produce surprises and upsets. ...

St. Thomas International Regatta: Caribbean consistency *Feature By Bob Fisher, Caribbean , 12:20 AM Sat 29 Mar 2014 GMT
The three-day St. Thomas International Regatta opened in style on Friday but there was nothing other than age-old tradition that would have made the competitors in the seventy boats believe that the racing would have been as good as it was. ...

Online videos allow Olympic sailors to learn on the move By Andy Rice, , 1:47 PM Fri 28 Mar 2014 GMT
Audi Sailing Team Germany has created a comprehensive range of ‘how to’ videos for sailors to learn key racing skills whenever the time or the opportunity arises. ...

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – Scoring gate approaching By Clipper Ventures, , 1:06 PM Fri 28 Mar 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race, the first anticipated low front is still building and has not yet brought its strongest winds but as predicted, steady south westerly winds have produced greatest gains for the southern teams in the fleet whilst wind holes and headwinds hampered progress for those positioned further north. ...

America's Cup: Critics dealt body blow with Cup benefits to NZ By Sail-World, , 10:47 AM Fri 28 Mar 2014 GMT
The 34th America’s Cup Regatta in San Francisco delivered a range of direct and indirect benefits for the NZ economy, according to two evaluation reports. We also present an audio interview with an economist commenting of the accuracy of the reports. ...

ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship launched By Maritta Buwalda (As Amended by ISAF), , 4:50 AM Fri 28 Mar 2014 GMT
The Royal Cork Yacht Club are happy to launch the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Women's Match Racing World Championship from 3-8 June 2014. ...

Trofeo Princesa Sofía - World's best to battle in Palma + Video By Daniel Smith, ISAF, , 7:41 PM Thu 27 Mar 2014 GMT
Sunday, the 45th Trofeo Princesa Sofia, fourth stage of the ISAF Sailing World Cup, will see almost 1,200 sailors from 60 nations commence battle for the precious prize of the Majorcan regatta, a silver Trophy with the names of the absolute winners engraved on it. ...

ORC Asian Championship to take place in South Korea By ORC Media, , 4:56 PM Thu 27 Mar 2014 GMT
The inaugural ORC Asian Championship has been announced by the organizers from the Busan Sailing Federation (BSF) in conjunction with Busan Metropolitan City, Sungwoo Hightech Co., Ltd under the authority of the Korean Sailing Federation, as well as the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC), and will be held as part of the Busan Super Cup International Yacht Race 2014. ...

Clipper Round the World Race - Tactics play out in mighty Pacific race By Marina Thomas, , 4:46 PM Thu 27 Mar 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, with 3,500 miles of racing across the North Pacific to go until the welcome sight of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, the 12 teams have positioned themselves for the low pressure system that is developing as it draws ever closer 10 days into Leg 6. ...

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Skippers hope to capitalise By Clipper Ventures, , 3:38 PM Thu 27 Mar 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, excellent racing conditions have diminished overnight and winds are down to just five knots this morning. As the anticipated low pressure system draws ever closer to the Clipper Race fleet, skippers are now waiting and hoping that they have positioned themselves correctly to capitalise on it. ...

Volvo Ocean Race – Legendary Spanish sailor completes Abu Dhabi crew By Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, , 10:13 AM Thu 27 Mar 2014 GMT
Abu Dhabi's contesting squad for the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, has completed its eight-man crew line-up with the signing of Spain’s Roberto ‘Chuny’ Bermúdez de Castro Muñoz. A Volvo Ocean Race veteran,44-year-old ‘Chuny’ has now joined the team at its Portuguese training base in Cascais. ...

America's Cup: Five Emmy Award nominations for Video and Technology By Peter Rusch, Oracle Team USA Mediaand Sail-World, , 2:15 AM Thu 27 Mar 2014 GMT
Media production for the 34th America’s Cup has received five Emmy Award nominations, including for Outstanding Live Sports Special. The five nominations come on the heels of a previous Emmy Award for Outstanding Technical Achievement for AC LiveLive. ...

Dates announced for ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne 2014 By Jav Greaves, Sandringham Yacht Club , 2:13 AM Thu 27 Mar 2014 GMT
Yachting Victoria has announced the dates for the 2014 Australian leg of the ISAF Sailing World Cup. The ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne, which is the second regatta of the 2014-2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup series, will run out of the world acclaimed Sandringham Yacht Club in Melbourne Australia, from the seventh to the 14th of December 2014. ...

Round Hainan Regatta - Microlab claims early lead in race to Sanya By Pierre Orphanidis, , 6:08 PM Wed 26 Mar 2014 GMT
In the Round Hainan Regatta, Aloha and Team Wanning made the most of a light-air day and scored commanding victories in Wednesday's in-port race in Haikou. As the breeze increased, Microlab took the early lead in the offshore race to Sanya, setting the stage for the grand finale on Friday. ...

Rolex China Sea Race - Bluewater classic action returns By KPMS, , 4:03 PM Wed 26 Mar 2014 GMT
The biennial Rolex China Sea Race commences mid-April, kicking off Rolex’s 2014 international yachting season. Running 565-nm from Hong Kong’s bustling Victoria Harbour, where traditional sampans compete for water space with modern commercial craft, it is Asia’s principal offshore competition. The race crosses the South China Sea, finishing in Subic Bay, The Philippines. ...

Clipper Round the World Race - Fleet prepares for low weather system By Clipper Ventures, , 11:47 AM Wed 26 Mar 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race, while the good racing conditions continued yesterday, skippers spent the day closely analysing their data and altering courses overnight in preparation for the approaching low weather system, forecast to impact the fleet over the next 24 hours. ...

World Youth Sailing Week - 10 days of great sailing By Elena Giolai, Garda Lake , 4:01 AM Wed 26 Mar 2014 GMT
At Easter, on Garda Trentino, 10 days of great sailing dedicated to young people, thinking about sport, tourism and promotion of the territory with approximately 1,800 racers expected will take place at the World Youth Sailing Week. ...

Fireball Pre-Worlds - Glorious day 2 in Pattaya By Cormac Bradley, Dun Laoghaire , 8:22 PM Tue 25 Mar 2014 GMT
Today’s (day two) participants in the Fireball Pre-Worlds being hosted by the Royal Varuna Yacht Club in Pattaya, Thailand had a glorious day on the water with sunshine and 10 knots of breeze from the SW. The tide made life challenging but kept the racing tight through the fleet. ...

Denmark presents 2018 ISAF Sailing World Championships bid By Matthew Pryor, , 7:50 PM Tue 25 Mar 2014 GMT
Denmark’s bid for the 2018 ISAF Sailing World Championships was presented at the ISAF headquarters in Southampton, England, today, with a vision to expand the sport’s horizons and let the stars of sailing shine. One of four bidding for the Championships, Aarhus, Denmark’s second largest city, outlined a bid that promises to take sailing to the people. ...

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Teams continue to fly By Clipper Ventures, , 5:39 PM Tue 25 Mar 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, teams continued to fly in perfect downwind conditions towards San Francisco yesterday as the sun shone and 18 to 35 knot winds continued to power the fleet. As a low pressure system builds not too far away however, no one is under any illusion that the favourable conditions are here to stay. ...

Round Hainan Regatta - Aloha and Team Wanning win race to Haikou By Pierre Orphanidis, , 4:43 PM Tue 25 Mar 2014 GMT
In the Round Hainan Regatta, following three fabulous days of racing in Sanya with a strong breeze over 20 knots, Hainan's western coast proved to be a real challenge for both the 8-strong fleet and race management. The weather threw everything at them, including gusts over 25 knots and big waves that tested the crews and their boats and resulted in blown spinnakers and gear failures. ...

Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image Award 2014 – Fifth edition By Bernard Schopfer, , 11:33 AM Tue 25 Mar 2014 GMT
Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image Award 2014 - Started in 2009, this event is the world’s premier photography competition dedicated to the sport of sailing, celebrating the very best yacht racing image taken during the year, and which best represents the essence and excitement of the sport. ...

Pedro Blanco Race 2014 - Line honours and IRC overall to Ambush By RHKYC Media, , 9:37 AM Tue 25 Mar 2014 GMT
The benefits of the ‘Pedro Blanco’ as a warm up for the Category one Rolex China Sea Race were easy to see, as the 100nm Category three overnight offshore offers boats, particularly those competing offshore for the first time, a chance to practice their night sailing, crew rotations and drills in preparation for Easter’s 565nm blue water classic. ...

ISAF Youth Worlds: Yachting NZ name a very strong, full team for 2014 By Sail-World, , 11:15 PM Mon 24 Mar 2014 GMT
Yachting New Zealand have announced a very strong team of twelve young sailors to represent New Zealand at the prestigious 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship Regatta. The team includes returning ISAF Youth World medalists and some top sailing talent who are experienced internationally. ...

49er pitchpole - spot of bother they said, or was it Holy Crap + Video By, , 4:17 PM Mon 24 Mar 2014 GMT
Watch young 49er sailors Dane Wilson and Willie McBride going wet and wild off Santa Barbara. ...

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