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A-Cat Europeans: Ashby takes title as Australia clean-sweeps medals By Richard Gladwell, , 11:15 PM Sat 28 Jun 2014 GMT
Emirates Team NZ's Glenn Ashby (AUS) has won the Open European Championship for the Int A-class catamarans sailed at Cercle Voile Bordeaux, France. Australian sailors Jason Waterhouse and Steve Brewin placed second and third overall respectively. ...

Extreme Sailing Series: Emirates Team NZ hold a clear third overall By, , 10:43 PM Sat 28 Jun 2014 GMT
Emirates Team NZ, helmed by Peter Burling, have moved into being a clear third on the leaderboard after three days of racing in the Extreme Sailing Series being sailed in the River Neve in Russia. Conditions on the third day at St Petersburg were a complete turn around from the previous light-air days. ...

470 Junior World Championships - High intensity racing in Cervia By 470 International Association Class, , 9:34 PM Sat 28 Jun 2014 GMT
Racing at the 2014 470 Junior World Championships kicked off today with a real test of light wind skill and high intensity racing. A skittish breeze played across the race track and a significant 30 degree change of direction between races 1 and 2, saw some teams falter and others take the advantage as they read the breeze better and squeezed every bit of speed out of their boats. ...

RC44 Puerto Sotogrande Cup - Kinky and quite difficult conditions By Jessica Gray, , 8:29 PM Sat 28 Jun 2014 GMT
At the RC44 Puerto Sotogrande Cup, Principal Race Officer Peter Reggio and his race management team made up for yesterday’s single race by successfully holding four on the penultimate day. Racing was held in conditions which Nico Poons, skipper of Charisma, described as: 'Quite kinky! Quite difficult with the shifts.' ...

Extreme Sailing Series - Tables turn on Saint Petersburg leaderboard By Extreme Sailing Series, , 6:57 PM Sat 28 Jun 2014 GMT
At Act 4 of the Extreme Sailing Series, a massive 10 races were sailed on the penultimate day in Saint Petersburg, with superb sailing conditions that saw six different race winners result in a shake-up on the Act leaderboard. ...

Newport Bermuda Race - 635-mile race concludes By John Rousmaniere, , 6:49 PM Sat 28 Jun 2014 GMT
Actaea, skippered by Michael and Connie Cone from Philadelphia, PA and Shockwave, a 72-foot Mini-Maxi sloop owned by George Sakellaris from Framingham, MA, are the big winners in 2014’s 49th Newport Bermuda Race. The 635-mile race across the Gulf Stream had 164 starters on June 20 at Newport, RI, in five divisions, each for a type of boat. ...

Kieler Woche - Exciting final day for 29er Europeans By Herman Hell, , 5:59 PM Sat 28 Jun 2014 GMT
This year’s Kieler Woche has already seen race cancellations due to strong or light winds, but no cancellation due to a thunderstorm. This was the case on Saturday. Most of the classes had finished one race, when the black clouds were moving in above Schilksee. ...

49er and 49erFX Junior World Championship - Kiwis out front + Video By Ben Remocker, , 5:31 PM Sat 28 Jun 2014 GMT
On day one of the 2014 Seiko 49er and 49erFX Junior World Championship, a rainy calm greeted the sailors this morning as they arrived. Coaches and Race Officers were apprehensive as to whether there would be racing, but Denmark delivered and a full complement was races was held on schedule. ...

Queensland IRC Championship: Gusty and wet day 1 as Lambourdini leads By Tracey Johnstone, Mooloolaba , 4:50 PM Sat 28 Jun 2014 GMT
Racing in today’s Queensland IRC Championship was all about being able to change gears as the breeze built and faded, gusted and flattened out as the rain squalls kept visibility down. ...

470 Junior Worlds kicks off with Classic Cabriolet Opening Ceremony By Luissa Smith, Cervia , 11:05 AM Sat 28 Jun 2014 GMT
2014 Junior 470 World Championships - Circolo Nautico Cervia in the Milan Maritima district of Italy is hosting sixty-nine 470 teams from 19 nations for six days of racing at the 2014 470 Junior World Championships which kicks off on Saturday 28 June 2014. ...

2014 Newport Bermuda Race - Super sail carries boat to victory By Laurie Fullerton, , 10:10 AM Sat 28 Jun 2014 GMT
2014 Newport Bermuda Race - George Sakellaris and the team aboard the Reichel/Pugh mini-maxi Shockwave crossed the finish line off Bermuda’s St. David’s Lighthouse Monday morning at 5:34 race time EDT (6:34 AM local time). Her elapsed time was 63:04:11. The close contest between Shockwave and her rival Bella Mente, Hap Fauth’s 72 foot Judel/Vrolijk mini-maxi, was a near repeat of the 2012 race ...

RC44 Puerto Sotogrande Cup - Day 3 By RC44 Class Association, , 7:53 AM Sat 28 Jun 2014 GMT
After two days of strong winds, conditions turned light with a change of wind direction into the northeast for day three of RC44 Puerto Sotogrande Cup ...

Etchells World - Change of weather brings change of fortune By New York Yacht Club, , 5:55 AM Sat 28 Jun 2014 GMT
The best sailors remember every detail of every race. But there are some days on the water that simply have to be forgotten. Day three of the 2014 Etchells World Championships, hosted by the New York Yacht Club in association with Sail Newport, was such a day for Jim Cunningham. ...

Star Class World Championship - Malcesine action on the horizon By Icarus Sailing Media, , 9:12 PM Fri 27 Jun 2014 GMT
The 2014 Star Class World Championship will take place in spectacular Malcesine from 28th of June till 6th of July with the Organization Committee to work hard in order to deliver a unique edition of this important race. More than 90 boats will fill the starting line in a few days looking for the perfect spot that lead them close to the title. ...

Extreme Sailing Series: Emirates Team NZ lifts to third in Russia By, , 8:53 PM Fri 27 Jun 2014 GMT
Day 2 of racing in St Petersburg for the Extreme Sailing Series was about as tough as they come for any race committee or sailing team. If anyone wanted a lesson on the intricacies of wind then today was the day. It came, it went. It was left, it was right. It blew then didn’t blow at all and did it randomly all over again on several occasions. ...

Kieler Woche - 180 crews compete in 29er Europeans By Herman Hell, , 8:10 PM Fri 27 Jun 2014 GMT
It was a strange feeling of happiness for the organising director of Kieler Woche, Peter Ramcke, on Friday. 'I would have not bet on this in the morning,' said Ramcke and meant the amazing quantity of 52 races sailed in 14 boat classes. The dead calm in the morning was not as persistent as suspected, so around 800 crews could get on the race course at noon. ...

Extreme Sailing Series, Act 4 - Fickle breeze shuts down proceedings By Extreme Sailing Series, , 6:13 PM Fri 27 Jun 2014 GMT
At Act 4 of the Extreme Sailing Series, the race conditions on the Neva River remained capricious in Saint Petersburg today for the 12-strong Extreme 40 fleet, against the backdrop of the Winter Palace and the gilded dome of St. Isaac’s Cathedral, where mastering the light breeze, overcoming the strong current and remaining consistent paid dividends. ...

RC44 Puerto Sotogrande Cup - Challenging conditions on day 3 By Jessica Gray, , 5:14 PM Fri 27 Jun 2014 GMT
For day three of the RC44 Puerto Sotogrande Cup, the Mediterranean laid on different conditions to the first two days. While the sun remained, there was initially no wind and when it did fill in, it was blowing down the coast, from the northeast, rather than the westerly offshore breeze of the first two days. ...

Sail Mooloolaba: IRC big boats out to play this weekend in Queensland By Tracey Johnstone, Mooloolaba , 10:24 AM Fri 27 Jun 2014 GMT
The big boats come out to play this weekend in the Queensland IRC Championship and Sail Mooloolaba Keelboat Regatta. ...

Entries open for the ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne 2014 By ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne - Media, , 7:46 AM Fri 27 Jun 2014 GMT
The ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne racing action kicks off Monday 8th December and wraps up with two days of Medal Races over the weekend. ...

Australian Sailing continues to be rewarded with greater funding By, , 5:53 AM Fri 27 Jun 2014 GMT
AIS Director Matt Favier said this year’s investment allocations recognised sports which had excellent recent records and potential medal opportunities. 'Sailing has received an increase of $1.25 million based on past performances including London and its potential to contribute to Australia’s Olympic medal tally in Rio and beyond,' he said. ...

Yachting Australia welcomes AIS 'Winning Edge' investment decision By Cora Zillich, , 3:15 AM Fri 27 Jun 2014 GMT
Yachting Australia welcomed today’s AIS allocation of an additional $1.25 million of Australian Government investment for its Sailing Performance program. The investment decision was based on Sailing’s past performances including London and its potential to contribute to Australia’s Olympic medal tally in Rio and beyond. ...

African Kite Racing Championships - Day 3 By Icarus Sailing, , 2:48 AM Fri 27 Jun 2014 GMT
The African Kite Race Championship 2014 continued for its third day at 7Bft Kite House in Soma Bay. The day saw the possible come-back of Florian Gruber and offered some surprising twists, proving this championship is still any man's game. ...

Sydney International Boat Show set to embrace new location By BIA NSW, , 1:33 AM Fri 27 Jun 2014 GMT
The Sydney International Boat Show will this year add a new element that will be sure to please visitors. With Darling Harbour’s Exhibition and Convention Centre being redeveloped, the 2014 Sydney International Boat Show, set for July 31 to August 4, will present markedly different from the traditional exhibition enjoyed each year by many thousands of visitors. ...

Extreme Sailing Series: Emirates Team NZ in the top group after Day 1 By ETNZblog, , 9:38 PM Thu 26 Jun 2014 GMT
The Extreme Sailing Series’ St Petersburg regatta kicked off on the river Neva today in typical fashion – tight racing on a confined and tricky race area where again consistency was king. Some teams did well, others suffered on the tight race course which is just 300 metres wide at its narrowest point. Testing conditions saw the crews battle massive wind shifts and a four-knot current across th ...

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