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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - PSP Logistics prepares for USA By Clipper Ventures, , 11:22 AM Mon 14 Apr 2014 GMT
On day 28 of Race 10 in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 2013-14, having conquered the mighty Pacific Ocean, the largest ocean on the planet and clocking up nearly 6,000 miles in Race 10, PSP Logistics have just under 40 miles to go until they arrive in San Francisco, USA. ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères - Crème of the crop to compete By ISAF, , 10:50 AM Mon 14 Apr 2014 GMT
For the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères over 1,100 athletes have registered to sail with the crème of the crop of Olympic and Paralympic sailing set to compete in Hyères, France. ...

Congressional Cup: Luna Rossa makes podium in first event By Luna Rossa Media, , 10:29 AM Mon 14 Apr 2014 GMT
In addition to Francesco Bruni, helmsman of Luna Rossa and winner in 2010, nine skippers of the highest level participated in the event, including four who had already won the Congressional Cup at least once: Ian Williams, Mathieu Richard, Simone Ferrarese and Johnie Berntsson. Joining them this year was also Taylor Canfield, currently number one in the world match racing ranking list. ...

Int 14 World Championships 2015 launch new event website By Jav Greaves, , 10:08 AM Mon 14 Apr 2014 GMT
The Royal Geelong Yacht Club, in conjunction with the Victorian 14 Footer Sailing Council, has launched the 2015 International 14 Class World Championship, to be held in Geelong, Victoria, between 3 - 17 January 2015, with the launch of the event website. ...

Virtual Rolex China Sea Race for armchair sailors everywhere By RHKYC Media, , 9:34 AM Mon 14 Apr 2014 GMT
Rolex China Sea Race 2014 gets underway on Wednesday 16 April at 1320hrs in Hong Kong. The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club is pleased to annouce that it is again partnering with - this time to allow armchair sailors everywhere to take part in the Rolex China Sea Race. ...

Sail Port Stephens 2014 - Easy-going Commodore’s Cup day one By Lisa Ratcliff, , 8:46 AM Mon 14 Apr 2014 GMT
Sail Port Stephens 2014 - Breakthrough is a truly international entry with its team of four Poms, one Kiwi and a few token Aussies. The Poms feel right at home in the rainy conditions that continue to dampen the fleet at Sail Port Stephens. Describing the wind’s upper range today helmsman Mike Law joked it was breezy enough to blow the hair off his head. ...

Ha Ha – Laughing all the way to Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2014 By Rob Mundle, , 8:02 AM Mon 14 Apr 2014 GMT
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2014 - After cruising for 8000 nautical miles over the past two years between Sydney, the Gold Coast and the Whitsundays, as well as to Noumea and back, Ainsworth has decided on a change of pace: he’s going to compete in the Multihull Division at Race Week. ...

Congressional Cup: World top rankers finish that way in Long Beach By Rich Roberts, , 7:42 AM Mon 14 Apr 2014 GMT
First he noticed the six-inch chunk missing from the transom behind his feet, then he reached for the protest flag and moments later saw the on-water umpires affirm his protest with a blue flag, matching Williams' ID for that race. ...

Newcastle on a plate, in a glass, on a hill, by the beach… By John Curnow, , 6:06 AM Mon 14 Apr 2014 GMT
Not everyone in Newcastle for the 2014 Audi IRC Australian Championship from April 17 to 20 will be there for yacht racing. Some will be shore crew. So here then a few ideas to keep them entertained and perhaps offer a locale or two for you to book in for dinner or grab a drink. ...

America's Cup: Gino Morrelli outlines the new AC62 design By Kimball Livingston - Blue Planet Times, San Francisco, USA , 1:41 AM Mon 14 Apr 2014 GMT
Kimball Livingston of the Blue Planet Times talks with Gino Morrelli of top US multihull design partnership, Morrelli and Melvin, who have had a big hand in the design process for the draft design of the AC62, expected to be used for the next America's Cup. ...

Doyle Sails New Zealand signs Andrew Brown as One Design Manager By Ellie Brade, , 1:21 AM Mon 14 Apr 2014 GMT
Effective immediately, Andrew Brown has joined the Doyle Sails New Zealand team as One Design Manager. Originally from Christchurch, Brown is the holder of 13 national titles in dinghy racing, and represented New Zealand at the 2004 Olympics in the International 470 Class. He currently undertakes contract coaching for the Yachting New Zealand's NZL Sailing Team ...

America's Cup: Dean Barker's Blog - A sail with the Duke and Duchess By Dean Barker, San Francisco, USA , 10:10 PM Sun 13 Apr 2014 GMT
Writing on his blog at Kiwi Yachting Consultants' website Emirates Team NZ skipper Dean Barker gives his view on Friday's Royal Matchrace and the state of the 34th America's Cup: We raced on board the two Sail NZ IACC yachts on a tight course outside the RNZYS. I was fortunate to sail with William back in 2010 when he was last in NZ ...

29er World Youth Sailing Week Easter regatta - Day 1 and 2 overall By Elena Giolai, , 8:29 PM Sun 13 Apr 2014 GMT
The second World Youth Sailing Week started this weekend at the Circolo Vela Arco with the second Easter regatta with forty sailors from five nations, while in the Garda Trentino region young sailors from other classes continue to arrive in readiness for the other regattas which are taking place during the Easter World Youth Sailing Week. ...

50th Congressional Cup: See the delayed coverage and media conferences By, , 7:21 PM Sun 13 Apr 2014 GMT
The Finals of the 50th Congressional Cup have just concluded at the Long Beach Yacht Club, Los Angeles, with a win for World #1 ranked Match Racer, Taylor Canfield (USA) over Iain Williams (GBR). Catch the delayed video and commentary of all the racing and media conferencesSee this story for regatta website links and information. ...

Clipper Race 10 Day 27: Closing stages - Qingdao to San Francisco By Clipper Ventures, , 11:35 AM Sun 13 Apr 2014 GMT
Clipper Round The World Yacht Race 2013-14 - With Mission Performance now just 10 miles ahead of Jamaica Get All Right, light winds have once again been forecast at the finish line into San Francisco which could hamper the progress of the final three teams. With an elapsed time of 36 hours, PSP Logistics remain upbeat with their sights firmly on beating Team Garmin to claim ninth place. ...

Sail Port Stephens Trophy winners announced By Lisa Ratcliff, , 10:08 AM Sun 13 Apr 2014 GMT
The best and most consistent performers over three days in a mixed bag of conditions reached for the last available points on the final day of the Pantaenius Port Stephens Trophy to cement close divisional wins. ...

Red shirts prevail at Sail Port Stephens By Lisa Ratcliff, , 9:21 AM Sun 13 Apr 2014 GMT
Sail Port Stephens 2014 - The red shirts have prevailed at the NSW IRC Championship staged over three days under the Pantaenius Sail Port Stephens banner. ...

Audi IRC Australian (Keelboat) Championship 2014 - in profile By Lisa Ratcliff, , 8:08 AM Sun 13 Apr 2014 GMT
2014 Audi IRC Australian (Keelboat) Championship - With 31 thoroughbred race yachts entered in the four day regatta from NSW, Victoria, Tasmania and Hong Kong the 2014 Audi IRC Australian Championship will be by far the largest sailing event ever staged from Newcastle. ...

PWA World Tour - A taste of things to come at La Torche + Video By Chris Yates, , 7:25 PM Sat 12 Apr 2014 GMT
The PWA World Tour Grand Slam event at La Torche is set to take place October 18-26. The 2014 Tour will see the slalom and wave sailors return to the French shores of La Torche for the first time in many years. ...

Women's International Match Racing Series kicks off in June By WIM Series Media, , 5:51 PM Sat 12 Apr 2014 GMT
This year’s Women's International Match Racing Series kicks off in June at the ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship in Cork, Ireland. The Women's International Match Racing Series (WIM) completed its inaugural season in 2013 with five successful events and 25 crews from 13 countries in fierce competition. ...

Sail Port Stephens 2014 Day 2 - Four seasons in one day By Lisa Ratcliff, , 9:59 AM Sat 12 Apr 2014 GMT
At Sail Port Stephens 2014 four seasons in one day perfectly describes day two. Looking around the magnificent bay there were literally microclimates in each corner; dark storm clouds on one side, sunshine on the other and wind ranging from five to near 30 knots late this afternoon when the Pantaenius NSW IRC Championship fleet finally broke out of the stalls ...

Singapore Yacht Show 2014. Boats to make your eyes pop. By Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Singapore , 7:46 AM Sat 12 Apr 2014 GMT
There really are an awful lot of boats at the Singapore Yacht Show. From super duper superketch Vertigo at 67m and the astonishing Exuma (65m) all the way to a Chris Craft Silver Bullet at a mere 6.15m, there’s pretty much something for everyone here. If your bank manager is going to buck at a loan to buy Cloud 9 for a few tens of million of dollars, then try chartering Exuma, in Asia ...

Man rescued after falling overboard in Pacific taken to hospital By Marina Thomas, , 7:07 AM Sat 12 Apr 2014 GMT
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race team Derry~Londonderry~Doire has finished its toughest leg yet, with rescued British crew member Andrew Taylor going to hospital upon arrival following the man overboard incident in the Pacific Ocean last week. ...

America's Cup: Coutts claims ISAF Jury on a crusade, backs Kiwi report By Richard Gladwell, , 12:08 AM Sat 12 Apr 2014 GMT
Oracle Team USA's Sir Russell Coutts has stepped into the fray over the AC45 boat tampering and the penalties handed out against the team he headed. Olympic Gold medalist Coutts (NZL) who skippered the New Zealand boat in two America's Cup wins, says 'the report is spot on in my opinion'. 'The ISAF jury appeared to be on a crusade to 'save the America’s Cup'. ...

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Will light winds hamper progress? By Clipper Round the World, , 9:30 PM Fri 11 Apr 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, with Derry~Londonderry~Doire chasing down the final 30 miles into San Francisco, the rest of the fleet continues to tackle the last few hundred miles of Race 10, as light winds towards the finish line look set to hamper the teams progress. ...

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