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Red Bull 49erFX: Postponements, podiums and perilous peaks By Molly Meech and Alex Maloney, , 11:43 AM Wed 13 Aug 2014 GMT
Red Bull 49erFX team of Molly Meech and Alex Maloney report on the Olympic Test Event at Rio. ‘Patience’ was the buzzword for our first competition in Rio. Only three days of racing out of the scheduled five meant some long days in the boat park and a lot of waiting. ...

2014 Harken Youth Int'l Match Racing Championship - About to set off By Jenna Walters, Pittwater, Sydney , 10:21 AM Wed 13 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 Harken Youth International Match Racing Championship - The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club proudly announces the launch of the 2014 Harken International Youth Match Racing Regatta with its brand new event website. Over the week of the 19 – 23 of November, 12 teams will compete for the prestigious Rockin’ Robin Trophy. ...

Open game in Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games Byte CII Girls Fleet By ISAF, , 9:36 AM Wed 13 Aug 2014 GMT
Continental qualifiers in Africa, Asia, Central and South America, Europe, North America and the Caribbean and Oceania has ensured the best sailors, aged 15-16, from 30 nations have earned their right to be on the YOG start line. Racing on Lake Jinniu, light winds are predicted across the 11 race series from 18-23 August. ...

Volvo Team Vestas Wind skipper Nico says: 'We can win' - Part II *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team, , 8:01 AM Wed 13 Aug 2014 GMT
Sail-World talks to four times Volvo Ocean race veteran, Chris Nicholson, the just confirmed skipper of Team Vestas Wind today. ‘We believe we can give this race a good shake. We will be a young team, a good mix of proven experience and new energy and enthusiasm. ...

Moth Class fun By Dani Rast, Switzerland , 7:39 AM Wed 13 Aug 2014 GMT
The art of succeeding in the Moth class is to be ahead of the game on equipment technology without giving away your secret to the entire fleet. This is not as easy at it sounds, since Moth sailors are so friendly in the boat park it is hard not to look closely at what the guy next to you is doing. Also the fact that you must be able to do research and development. ...

Volvo Ocean Race Team Vestas Wind skipper - One Design is key *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team, , 7:05 AM Wed 13 Aug 2014 GMT
Chris Nicholson, (Nico) the Skipper of Team Vestas Wind is a four Volvo Ocean Race veteran, a two-time Australian Olympian with three 49er and three 505 sailing World Championships to his name. Nicholson was the skipper of the CAMPER TEAM, run by Emirates Team New Zealand (ENTZ) which came second in the 2011-12 race. He was expected to be once more the skipper of the ETNZ team had they entered ...

2015 Sydney Inte'l Boat Show - Boating Industry commences planning By AAP Medianet, , 3:21 AM Wed 13 Aug 2014 GMT
2015 Sydney International Boat Show - With only a week having passed since the closing of the 2014 Sydney International Boat Show, organisers of the event have commenced planning for the 2015 edition. ...

Lipton Cup Regatta 2014 - Notice of Race released By Claire Fazakerley, Melbourne , 3:02 AM Wed 13 Aug 2014 GMT
Event organisers are promising a fun and affordable weekend of racing for all sailing enthusiasts at the two-day regatta, which will be conducted on the waters of Port Phillip and Hobson’s Bay over the weekend of 15th and 16th November 2014. ...

Airlie Beach Race Week - Mixed fortunes on Day 4 as breeze stays in By Tracey Johnstone, Airlie Beach , 1:50 AM Wed 13 Aug 2014 GMT
The forecast for brisk winds and rain was close to being spot on. The wind pumped in across Pioneer Bay at the start of the IRC and Cruising divisions’ races as the first of several rain squalls hit the fleet and shook the sailors out of any post-Lay Day malaise. On Pioneer Bay the Performance and Multihull Racing divisions had their chance to race on short courses. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Danish entry confirmed as Team Vestas Wind By Vestas Wind Systems A/S, Copenhagen , 11:48 PM Tue 12 Aug 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - The world's largest wind turbine builder Vestas has just been announced as the seventh entry in the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 with the second ever Danish-sponsored boat Vestas Wind. ...

IFDS Worlds to take place at RNSYS in Halifax By Kathy Large, , 7:16 PM Tue 12 Aug 2014 GMT
Sailors from 24 countries will be racing in Halifax harbour all next week for a chance to win a world championship in the 'High Liner Foods IFDS Worlds 2014' at the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Check-in and measurement starts on Friday, Aug. 15th. Opening ceremonies take place on Monday, Aug. 18th at 1800 hrs. at the Squadron. ...

Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - Records set to fall By Trish Jenkins, , 5:35 PM Tue 12 Aug 2014 GMT
In the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race, Musandam-Oman Sail reached Out Stack, the rock north of Muckle Flugga and the most northerly part of the course, just before 1500 BST 12th August. The MOD 70, skippered by Sidney Gavignet, has about 46 hours to complete the remaining 1098 miles to set a new world record. ...

Round Britain and Ireland Race: Life gets complicated onboard Dongfeng By Amy Monkman, , 5:24 PM Tue 12 Aug 2014 GMT
Life is getting complicated onboard Dongfeng in the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race. Today we broke a sail, our entire comms system went down, we were in third place and dropped to fourth. We have decided that life onboard is not always easy. In fact, it is really quite complicated. ...

Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Female Techno 293 sailors all set By ISAF, , 4:27 PM Tue 12 Aug 2014 GMT
A fleet of 21 female Techno 293 sailors will fly their flag at the second Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China from 16-28 August. Following a continental qualification period spanning from July 2013 to April 2014 the hard work has been done to get to an event that no sailor has yet to experience. ...

Round Britain and Ireland Race - Musandam-Oman Sail beating the record By Oman Sail, , 1:07 PM Tue 12 Aug 2014 GMT
It came as a pleasant surprise to skipper Sidney Gavignet to hear that he and his crew on Musandam-Oman Sail were beating the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland course record by two hours after a supersonic first night at sea. ...

Round Britain and Ireland Race 2014 - Record pace at Muckle Flugga By RORC Event Press, , 11:50 AM Tue 12 Aug 2014 GMT
The MOD 70, skippered by Frenchman Sidney Gavignet, is two hours inside the course record set by Banque Populaire 5 in 2011 of 3 days 3 hours, 49 minutes, 14 seconds. Sidney Gavignet contacted the RORC Media team at 1000 this morning, just 100 miles from the top of the course, having raced approx. 600 miles in 24 hours. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Nicholson in race against time with latest entry *Feature By Richard Gladwell, , 10:36 AM Tue 12 Aug 2014 GMT
'It doesn't take very long to explain the timeline we are on with this campaign,' says Chris Nicholson skipper of the seventh entry in the Volvo Ocean Race. 'That's because there's very little time between now and the race start!' ...

Vestas Wind Systems completes Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 line-up By Volvo Ocean Race, , 8:48 AM Tue 12 Aug 2014 GMT
Six-time world champion Chris Nicholson, who will be contesting his fifth race, will skipper the boat and work is already well underway to ready the Danish company’s team for the race start in October. 'It’s an honour to be skipper of Team Vestas Wind. They have unmatched expertise in harnessing the power of wind and together we can use our knowledge to take on this challenge,' said Nicholson ...

Dangerous conditions for boaters from this evening By Roads and Maritime Services, , 8:06 AM Tue 12 Aug 2014 GMT
Skippers and owners of small craft should be on high alert and check the conditions before considering crossing a coastal bar or heading offshore. Rock fishers should also check weather forecasts before heading out to decide whether it is safe to fish near dangerous surf. ...

2015 Festival of Sails - Shogun back in the game By Festival of Sails, , 3:52 AM Tue 12 Aug 2014 GMT
The overhauled TP52 Shogun is the first official entry for the 2015 Festival of Sails, owner Rob Hanna showing support for his yacht club and adding some grand prix weight to Victoria’s premier sailing regatta to be staged January 17-26. ...

Marine15 expands trade, networking and B2B opportunities *Feature By Jeni Bone, , 3:36 AM Tue 12 Aug 2014 GMT
Planning for Marine15 is well underway and as organisers fill the program with a mix of high calibre international and local speakers for three strands: Boating Business, Boating Safety and Marinas, they are confident there will be even more for industry at next year's event. ...

2014 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - High speed sailing on display By Rob Mundle, , 3:28 AM Tue 12 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - One of the world’s fastest sailboats for its size and type will be scorching across the waters off Hamilton Island during next week’s Audi Hamilton Island Race Week. ...

PWA Tenerife World Cup - Tow-in action at Siam Park By Chris Yates, , 2:25 AM Tue 12 Aug 2014 GMT
With the main event of the 2014 Dunkerbeck-Eyewear Siam Park Tenerife PWA World Cup being concluded two days early, yesterday saw a phenomenal conclusion to another brilliant event in Tenerife as the elite of the wave sailing world headed to Siam Park for the Dunkerbeck Eyewear tow-in exhibition. ...

Airlie Beach Race Week - Second half promises more tough competition By Tracey Johnstone, Airlie Beach , 11:37 PM Mon 11 Aug 2014 GMT
Regatta Director Denis Thompson has been watching carefully the forecast for remaining race days. 'It looks like it going to be good up to Thursday when it may get up to 23 or 24 knots. I expect there to be some good sailing from here on in. 'These conditions are fairly normal for this time of year. It’s all being driven by the large high pressure down in Bight in South Australia.' Thompson said. ...

Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - Three retire on day 1 By Trish Jenkins, , 7:42 PM Mon 11 Aug 2014 GMT
Three boats have retired from the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race on day one. Sir Robin Knox-Johnston has been forced to retire after splitting the mainsail between second and third reefs on his yacht, Grey Power. The mast has also been damaged. ...

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