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America's Cup: Then and now - Coutts on why Oracle won, and the Venue By, , 10:53 PM Fri 26 Sep 2014 GMT
Writing on his Facebook page on the 12 month anniversary of Oracle Team USA's win in the 34th America's Cup, then team CEO, Russell Coutts cites seven reasons why the US team were successful in their Defence of the trophy. ...

Byte CII World Sailing Championship comes to Royal Varuna, Thailand By Byte Class Media, NSW , 8:41 PM Fri 26 Sep 2014 GMT
You are now looking at what will be on offer at the 2015 Byte CII Worlds! Block out your calendar for 4th-10th July 2015 as this is when the Byte CII class will be visiting the premier sailing club and centre of sailing in Thailand, the Royal Varuna Yacht Club (RVYC) for the prestigious 2015 Byte CII World Championships. ...

Dutch Match Cup: Canfield wins Qualifying, six set for Quarters battle By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 5:06 PM Fri 26 Sep 2014 GMT
Going into the final of 22 flights of Qualifying at the Dutch Match Cup, two of the big guns on the Alpari World Match Racing Tour were staring down the barrel of elimination. Either Bjorn Hansen of Sweden or Ian Williams of Great Britain would be facing an early bath in Lelystad. ...

2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup qualification system published By ISAF, , 2:23 PM Fri 26 Sep 2014 GMT
The qualification system for the 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup (SWC) has been published. The 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup will consist of five rounds for all ten Olympic events and where possible, Formula Kite Racing. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Mapfre named as Spanish team sponsor + Video By Sail-World, , 11:09 AM Fri 26 Sep 2014 GMT
The Volvo Ocean 65 'Mapfre' will sail under the colours of Spain in the new edition of the Volvo Ocean Race. It was confirmed today, Friday, that the insurance company Mapfre would become the naming rights sponsor of the Spanish team headed by Pedro Campos. ...

Extreme Sailing Series returns to Nice for the penultimate Act of 2014 By Extreme Sailing Series, , 9:04 AM Fri 26 Sep 2014 GMT
Act 7 of the 2014 Extreme Sailing Series™ global tour is just around the corner, as some of world’s best sailors prepare to descend once again on to the shores of Nice, France, for the penultimate Act in the battle for the 2014 crown. ...

ISAF invites bids for 2016 Women's Match Racing World Championship By ISAF, , 7:55 AM Fri 26 Sep 2014 GMT
The ISAF Women's Match Racing Worlds has been held every year since 1999 with the most recent event in 2014 being hosted in Cork, Ireland as Sweden's Anna Kjellberg claimed an emphatic victory over Camilla Ulrikkeholm (DEN) to take her first world title. Bids must be received by the ISAF Secretariat and must include confirmation of support for the bid from the relevant Member National Authority. ...

2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup, Melbourne - Teaming up By Lisa Ratcliff, , 5:30 AM Fri 26 Sep 2014 GMT
The first event of the ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne, the William Angliss Institute Resort Management Cup, is now taking entries from both school age and open teams. For the third year running, world cup competitors looking for a final tactical tune-up can enter this team sailing event competing for their school, home state or country. ...

Mascalzone Latino Jr. named 2014 Melges 20 European Ranking Champion By International Melges 20 Class Association, , 4:58 AM Fri 26 Sep 2014 GMT
At the end of a very intense European racing season, the International Audi Melges 20 Class Association is pleased to announce and name Achille Onorato's Mascalzone Latino Jr. as the overall 2014 European Ranking Champion. ...

J/24 World Championship - Will Welles hangs on going into last day By Julie and Christopher Howell, , 1:53 AM Fri 26 Sep 2014 GMT
With marginal conditions and diminishing visibility on the ocean course, the Race Committee chose to sail inside north of the Newport Bridge for races seven and eight of the 2014 J/24 World Championship hosted by Sail Newport. Will Welles’ Cougar (USA) sailed his throw-out in race seven but came back with a solid six in race eight to hold onto the lead with a total score of 31 points. ...

Open 2.4mR World Championship on the horizon By Bruce Millar, Canadian 2.4mR Class President, , 1:17 AM Fri 26 Sep 2014 GMT
Sailors from around the world will be welcomed to Toronto, Canada for the 2014 Open 2.4mR World Championship. This will be the first time the 2.4mR world championships are held in Canada. Hosting will be The National Yacht Club, which is located on the shores of Lake Ontario near the heart of city. ...

Bart's Bash - Top photographers gain special entry By Ocean Images, , 12:01 AM Fri 26 Sep 2014 GMT
A-list photographers, Richard Langdon, Jesus Renedo, Ricardo Pinto and Rachel Jaspersen obtained special dispensation to enter Bart's Bash in their press boat at the ISAF Sailing World Championships. Look up 'The Santander Snappers' on Just Giving to help add towards their goal for Bart's Bash ...

Platu 25 Worlds - EUZ II Monella Vagabonda is still leading in France By Sabrina Bonaiti, Antibes , 11:43 PM Thu 25 Sep 2014 GMT
After four very competitive races yesterday at the Platu 25 World Championship, the Italian 'EUZ II Monella Vagabonda' owned by Francesco Lanera and helmed by Sandro Montefusco is still leading, followed by the Swiss 'Superbusi' helmed by Mathias Bermejo who placed two brilliant first places yesterday. ...

Dutch Match Cup - High winds and big wipeouts in Lelystad By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 4:51 PM Thu 25 Sep 2014 GMT
High winds tested the twelve teams to the edge of physical and mental control on day two of the Dutch Match Cup in Lelystad. A new event on the Alpari World Match Racing Tour (AWMRT), the event in Lelystad presents the crews with a new challenge, of mastering the small, light Maxfun25s with ridiculously big asymmetric spinnakers. ...

Route du Rhum - Yann Guichard to sail Spindrift 2 solo By Spindrift Racing, , 2:57 PM Thu 25 Sep 2014 GMT
Multihull expert Yann Guichard will depart from Saint-Malo on November 2nd to take on one of the biggest challenges of his career to date. He will be representing Spindrift Racing, the professional sailing team he manages alongside Dona Bertarelli. ...

Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image - Best sailing photo of the year sought By Zenith, , 1:25 PM Thu 25 Sep 2014 GMT
Zenith partners the 'Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image' photo competition which brings together the most important ocean photographers from all over the world. For the fifth consecutive year, the best yacht racing photographers from all over the world are preparing to take part in the great 'Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image' international competition. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Yann Riou, getting you up close and personal By Dongfeng Race Team, , 1:07 PM Thu 25 Sep 2014 GMT
Meet the man charged with the task of getting you up close and personal in the upcoming Volvo Ocean race. There is only so much storytelling that can be done from on land. We can imagine what it’s like onboard, we can Google synonyms and write emotive sentences about the team we know so well, but we know we’re not even scratching the surface as far as telling the real story is concerned. ...

Marseille One Design concludes GC32 racing season + Video By Icarus Sailing Media, , 12:56 PM Thu 25 Sep 2014 GMT
Racing for the foiling GC32s resumed in dramatic style at the Marseille One Design, run by Sirius Evènements with backing from the city of Marseille. An exciting event with plenty of lead changes and close calls took place in Marseille from 11th till 14th of September. ...

World Yacht Racing Forum - Seventh edition to take place in Barcelona By MaxComm Communication, , 12:49 PM Thu 25 Sep 2014 GMT
The seventh edition of the World Yacht Racing Forum will take place in Barcelona on December 10-11 with the support of FNOB (Fundació Navegació Oceànica Barcelona), the organiser of the Barcelona World Race. New location, new speakers, new topics: the World Yacht Racing Forum 2014 innovates! Now in its seventh year, the event will be centered around the theme 'Growing the Business Of Yacht Racing. ...

Record number of entries for the Sailing Champions League By Sailing Champions League, , 11:21 AM Thu 25 Sep 2014 GMT
When the new Sailing Champions League was announced six weeks ago, the news were quickly spread among sailors and sportsmen. Until today the initiators of Konzeptwerft in Hamburg did receive registrations from 23 sailing clubs from 16 nations in total. 'We are expecting 25 clubs from at least 17 nations', said Oliver Schwall, Managing Director of the Sailing Champions League. ...

Platu 25 World Championship - Euz II Monella Vagabonda still leading By Sabrina Bonaiti, Lecco , 9:12 AM Thu 25 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 Platu 25 World Championship - Three races have been competed today in totally different weather conditions. Yesterday stong wind (30 knots) and high wave (three metres) put crews through the wringler. ...

Rolex Middle Sea Race Record - A possibility for Esimit Europa 2 By Louay Habib, , 7:56 AM Thu 25 Sep 2014 GMT
One record that has stood the test of time is that of George David's RP90, Rambler. In 2007, the American maxi set a time for the Rolex Middle Sea Race, which has still to be bettered - 47 hours 55 minutes and 3 seconds. In 2007 Rambler, and her crew, experienced tough conditions in setting a record for the Rolex Middle Sea Race. ...

2014 J/24 World Championship - Will Welles holds advantage By Julie and Christopher Howell, , 2:18 AM Thu 25 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 J/24 World Championship - After a struggle to set the line square to the shifting wind, the fleet got off two more races at the 2014 J/24 World Championship hosted by Sail Newport. Will Welles’ Cougar (USA) held the lead with a four, four respectively for a total score of 16 points. ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Champions confirm Abu Dhabi attendance By ISAF, , 2:52 PM Wed 24 Sep 2014 GMT
A string of Olympic, World and Continental Champions have confirmed attendance for the ISAF Sailing World Cup Final, scheduled for 26-30 November in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Following the ISAF Sailing World Championships in Santander, Spain a number of the world's finest athletes quickly accepted their invitation after picking up one of the qualification places available in Santander. ...

Dutch Match Cup - Top three keep perfect score By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 2:21 PM Wed 24 Sep 2014 GMT
The top three teams in the Alpari World Match Racing Tour (AWMRT) were the only teams to keep a perfect score on day one of the inaugural Dutch Match Cup in Lelystad. Ian Williams, Taylor Canfield and Mathieu Richard all returned from the opening salvo of Qualifying with a 3-0 scoreline. ...

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