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49er and 49erFX Junior Worlds - Emotional wins for Spain and Denmark By Ben Remocker, , 7:29 PM Tue 1 Jul 2014 GMT
Day four of the 49er Junior World Championship was a two stage affair. The morning had two normal races for all fleets, followed by the afternoon where the top 10 from each fleet raced three Theatre Races to complete the championship. Aarhus delivered another day of westerly unstable winds from 8-12 knots, a fitting continuation of the challenge these U24 sailors have faced all week. ...

Stena Match Cup Sweden - A change of fortune + Video By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 7:18 PM Tue 1 Jul 2014 GMT
A change of conditions brought a change in fortune for a number of the 14 teams competing in the second day of Qualifying at Stena Match Cup Sweden, stage two of the 2014 Alpari World Match Racing Tour. Today the wind was lighter and blowing out of the southwest. ...

Star World Championship - Day 2 images by Carlo Borlenghi By Carlo Borlenghi Images, , 5:29 PM Tue 1 Jul 2014 GMT
Photographer Carlo Borlenghi was on site for day two of the 2014 Star World Championship to capture these images. ...

49erFX Junior Worlds - India's Gautham and Nedunchezhiyan impress By ISAF, , 5:10 PM Tue 1 Jul 2014 GMT
Ahead of the 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship, India's Varsha Gautham and Aishwarya Nedunchezhiyan are honing in their skiff technique in the 49erFX fleet at the Junior Worlds in Aarhus, Denmark. After six races the Indian pair have impressed, amassing a consistent string of results and currently sit sixth overall. ...

470 Junior Worlds - Spanish extend lead, British close gap on French By 470 International Association Class, , 3:49 PM Tue 1 Jul 2014 GMT
Racing got underway early at 1000 hours on Monday 30 June at the 470 Junior Worlds to make the most of the breeze and improve the chance of completing the scheduled three races for each fleet in a demanding day of racing. Conditions were again a tricky and testing on the race course, as leftover clouds from last night’s thunderstorm caused some massive windshifts. ...

America's Cup: Luna Rossa starts development program in AC45s today By Luna Rossa Media, , 1:15 PM Tue 1 Jul 2014 GMT
L The 'new' Luna Rossa Piranha has undergone some major changes foreseen by the Protocol of the 35th America’s Cup that now allows the modification of any component of the AC45 catamarans – used in past editions of the America’s Cup World Series – except for the shape of the hulls. ...

Ainslie Racing gets big Government funding boost for Portsmouth base By Ben Ainslie Racing, , 12:03 PM Tue 1 Jul 2014 GMT
New base for Ben Ainslie Racing has the potential to bring significant economic and sporting benefits to the UK, particularly for Portsmouth and the wider Solent area. A recent report on Team New Zealand suggested that the NZ component of its 2010-2013 campaign in Auckland created 1,000 jobs and brought an $88million boost to the local economy. ...

OMYC Cruise/Race to Koh Samet By Doug Smith, OMYC Sailing, , 10:53 AM Tue 1 Jul 2014 GMT
OMYC Sailing Club, Regatta 7, 11–13 July: Our next event will be in conjunction with Ocean Marina Properties and will be a race /cruise to Koh Samet over the holiday weekend on 11th, 12th and 13th July. This event is made possible by the support of Ocean Marina Yacht Club. Many thanks to them! ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Mid-Atlantic encounter with Queen Mary 2 + Video By Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, , 8:14 AM Tue 1 Jul 2014 GMT
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR) received an incredible surprise today when they received a mid-Atlantic salute from the iconic British ocean liner the RMS Queen Mary 2, the flagship of the Cunard line. Shortly before 1700 UTC and sailing upwind at 11 knots, Azzam was overhauled by the massive 1,132-foot, 76,000 tonne Queen Mary 2 (QM2) travelling at twice her speed ...

2014 Star Class World Championship - Day 1 By Icarus Sailing, , 2:27 AM Tue 1 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Star World Championship - It was a long Monday here at Fragile Vela Meclizine on beautiful Lake Garda for the start of the 2014 International Star Class World Championship. A ferocious storm during the previous night hindered the afternoon wind. ...

PWA Awaza World Cup - All set for Turkmenistan action By Chris Yates, , 2:09 AM Tue 1 Jul 2014 GMT
The PWA enters new territory as the slalom sailors prepare to take centre stage in Turkmenistan. From the first to the 6th July the PWA will be entering unchartered waters as the male and female slalom fleets head to Turkmenistan for the first time ever, for what promises to be a fantastic new event on the PWA Slalom World Tour. ...

2014 Etchells Worlds: Images of Newport, Bertrand returns after 31 yrs By Daniel Forster, Newport RI , 10:56 PM Mon 30 Jun 2014 GMT
After an absence of 31 years, Australia's John Bertrand returned to Newport RI for the 2014 Etchells World Championships, with his long-time crew of Grant Simmer and Andrew Palfrey. The finished a very creditable seventh in the regatta won by USA's Bill Hardesty. Daniel Forster, working out of his hometown, provided this gallery of images from the regatta ...

Star World Championship - Tremendous battle on Day 1 By Star Class World Championship, , 8:23 PM Mon 30 Jun 2014 GMT
It was a long Monday at Fraglia Vela Malcesine on beautiful Lake Garda for the start of the 2014 International Star Class World Championship. A ferocious storm during the previous night hindered the afternoon wind. After an hour and a half delay, a stable Ora developed, but the over-eager fleet of 87 teams required two general recalls and a Black Flag before the fleet got away. ...

Star World Championship - Day 1 images by Carlo Borlenghi By Carlo Borlenghi Images, , 7:16 PM Mon 30 Jun 2014 GMT
Photographer Carlo Borlenghi was on the water for day one of the Star World Championship to capture these images. ...

Stena Match Cup Sweden - Action-packed opening day in Marstrand By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 6:22 PM Mon 30 Jun 2014 GMT
The 20th anniversary Stena Match Cup Sweden opened with a full day of racing and eight flights of Qualifying completed in near perfect 12-15 knot winds and brilliant sunshine. At the end of play of day one, it is the Waka Racing and Team Alpari FX teams of New Zealand’s Phil Robertson and Australian Keith Swinton respectively, who lead, both currently on 5-0. ...

Melges 24 World Championship - Entries open for 2015 edition By International Melges 24 Class Association, , 5:18 PM Mon 30 Jun 2014 GMT
365 days to go until the Melges 24 World Championship! Large events take time to practice for - and to plan. Match Racing Denmark, who will be hosting the event next summer, attracting top sailors from all over the world to Middelfart, have just launched the event website, opening for entries. ...

470 Junior World Championships - Perfect breeze emerges on day 2 By 470 International Association Class, , 3:52 PM Mon 30 Jun 2014 GMT
On day two of the 470 Junior World Championships, an insufficient breeze of around four knots following by a transitioning wind forced racing into postponement for about 90 minutes out on the water in Cervia, Italy. The light wind added to the heat and humidity, so relief when the breeze stabilized and race 3 for the 470 Women got underway in around 12 knots for some stunning racing. ...

ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship - Hosting bids invited for 2018 By ISAF, , 3:30 PM Mon 30 Jun 2014 GMT
ISAF is now inviting all Member National Authorities to bid for the 2018 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship. The ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship is ISAFs longest running event, having taken place every year since the first championships hosted by Sweden in 1971. ...

Clipper Round The World - Teams face light winds and strong tides By Clipper Ventures, , 10:27 AM Mon 30 Jun 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race, following a spectacular send-off from Derry-Londonderry by the red arrows and big crowds, the penultimate race of the series, the OneDLL cup to Den Helder in the Netherlands, is underway. ...

Land Rover awards Sarah Ayton 'Above and Beyond' Award By Land Rover Sailing, , 9:35 AM Mon 30 Jun 2014 GMT
Double Olympic Gold Medallist Sarah Ayton was the recipient of the second Above and Beyond Award presented by Land Rover in Saint Petersburg this morning by Land Rover Global Brand Ambassador, Hannah White, in recognition of her engagement with the grassroots sailing community. ...

Extreme Sailing - Thrilling finale in St Petersburg for Oman Sail By Oman Sail, , 8:26 AM Mon 30 Jun 2014 GMT
For the second consecutive month, an Oman Sail crewmember won the Land Rover Above and Beyond Award, given at each of the Extreme Sailing Series Acts for the finest example of team spirit, sportsmanship and strength of mind from an individual, team or group. ...

Clipper Round The World - Simply LegenDerry! By Ruth Harrington, , 7:23 AM Mon 30 Jun 2014 GMT
The near 800 nautical mile race will be a tactical challenge, navigating around Scotland, into the North Sea, and then on to the historic Naval port on the north west edge of Holland. The crew was treated to gastro breakfast sandwiches prepared by local ‘celebrity’ chefs before the teams were led to their yachts by Derry-Londonderry Mayor Councillor Brenda Stevenson. ...

BIC Techno 293 World Championship 2014 - Preview video By Patrik Pollak, , 4:30 AM Mon 30 Jun 2014 GMT
Last big event for the Youth Olympic windsurfing class this summer is World Championship in Brest, France. ...

MISSING, believed STOLEN By Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, , 3:26 AM Mon 30 Jun 2014 GMT
A 45' sailing catamaran (formerly named Dai Long Wan) was found to be missing (assumed stolen) from her mooring in Shelter Cove, Sai Kung Hong Kong on Sunday 29 June 2014. She was last recorded as being on her mooring on Wednesday 25 June 2014. The mooring lines were intact, and the owner confirms that no one has moved the boat with his authority. ...

RC44 Puerto Sotogrande Cup - Down to the wire + Video By RC44 Class Association, , 11:13 PM Sun 29 Jun 2014 GMT
Racing at the RC44 Puerto Sotogrande Cup finished today with the tensest of conclusions, two boats tied going into the final race and the ultimate result of the regatta going right to the wire. Three races were held, once again in brilliant sunshine and a slowly building, but very shifty westerly breeze blowing off the Andalucian coast. ...

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