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Hairy Biker director changes gear for Volvo Ocean Race TV show By Volvo Ocean Race, , 10:11 AM Fri 5 Sep 2014 GMT
Frenchman François Gandolfi admits he knows 'absolutely nothing' about sailing but his glittering list of credits in British TV over the last two decades includes Hairy Bikers, The Gadget Show, Embarrassing Bodies, A Place in the Sun and many, many others. ...

Maxi 72 Class announced By Press International Maxi Association, , 9:31 AM Fri 5 Sep 2014 GMT
The new class Maxi 72, a former subdivision of the IMA Mini Maxi Fleet, continues to be affiliated with IMA, which is underlined by the unanimous wish of its members to require dual membership for both entities ...

Oakcliff International - Remarkable level of competition on day 1 By Samantha Pilz, Oyster Bay, NY , 9:26 AM Fri 5 Sep 2014 GMT
With the best match racers from around the globe, the 2014 Oakcliff International began with a remarkable level of competition during the first day of racing. With lighter breeze in the morning, teams had to be on the top of their game. Riptide Racing, the current leader in the round robin, realized the importance of concentration against their toughest competitors. ...

Barn Door Trophy under threat from refitted Bakewell-White supermaxi *Feature By Richard Gladwell, , 4:58 AM Fri 5 Sep 2014 GMT
The extensively refitted Bakewell-White supermaxi has emerged from the Cookson yard taking her first steps in a serious tilt at the prestigious Barn Door Trophy in the Transpac Race, sailed from Los Angeles to Hawaii. After being based in Australia since 2008, Bakewell-White Yacht Design's 30m Supermaxi 'Lahana' (nee Konica Minolta, nee Zana) returned to New Zealand for what the designer called ...

Southport Yacht Club’s annual Sail Past and Blessing of Fleet Ceremony By Bronwen Ince, , 4:19 AM Fri 5 Sep 2014 GMT
On Saturday, September six, the Southport Yacht Club will celebrate the opening of its 68th Boating and Sailing Season with the Club’s Annual Sail Past and Blessing of the Fleet Ceremony. ...

2014 Viper 640 North American Championship – Day 2 By Edward R. Padin, , 3:05 AM Fri 5 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 Viper 640 North American Championship - With planning conditions forecast and the sun shining, Viper sailors awoke happy but sore and groggy from a four-race first day and evening festivities. 'You have to really work hard to not have fun when sailing out here' said outgoing Class President Peter Beardsley. ' ...

2015 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - The dates are set By Rob Mundle, , 2:05 AM Fri 5 Sep 2014 GMT
2015 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - In the wake of what many long-time Audi Hamilton Island Race Week participants declared to be 'the best ever' regatta in its 31-year history, series organisers have already announced the dates for next year’s event. ...

ISAF Worlds, Santander - Tension building in Nacra 17 and Finn fleets By ISAF, , 3:22 PM Thu 4 Sep 2014 GMT
A pocket of Nacra 17 and Finn racers will head into the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships marked as favourites following exceptional results throughout 2014. However with the stakes high and tension mounting there will be plenty of competitors aiming to peak and upset the form book in the Spanish city. ...

Extreme Sailing Series - Pressure builds as title challenge heats up By Extreme Sailing Series, , 2:01 PM Thu 4 Sep 2014 GMT
Less than two weeks after the conclusion of Extreme Sailing Series Act 5 Cardiff, presented by Land Rover, the Extreme 40 fleet is due for arrival in Istanbul, where the historic city will play host to the 12 competing international teams. The 100 square mile city, that straddles both Europe and Asia over the Bosphorus Bridge, will become the Series’ temporary residence, 11-14 September. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng arrives in Alicante for start By Dongfeng Race Team, , 12:16 PM Thu 4 Sep 2014 GMT
Life just got very real for the Chinese sailors onboard ‘Dongfeng’ as they docked at the Volvo Ocean Race HQ in Alicante in the early hours of this morning. They have gone from hopeful candidates submitting their CV’s ten months ago, to arriving in Alicante, home to the start of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. ...

2014 505 World Championship - Rondar celebrates the championship title By Stuart Bayliss, Hampshire , 8:12 AM Thu 4 Sep 2014 GMT
Rondar boats dominated the recent 505 Worlds at Kiel, Germany, with first to fourth overall and 11 boats in the top twelve. The event was one of the most open events for several years with six boats able to win going into the last race. ...

Oakcliff hosts an international battle By Samantha Pilz, Oyster Bay, NY , 7:57 AM Thu 4 Sep 2014 GMT
Twelve international teams from six different countries including Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand, France, Switzerland, and the United States will begin racing on Thursday. The Oakcliff International, a Grade Two match race, is the final stop on the US Grand Slam Series. The US Grand Slam series also includes the Chicago Grand Slam, Detroit Cup, and Knickerbocker Cup. ...

Southern Spars One Design complete 500th J/70 rig By Sail-World, , 12:26 AM Thu 4 Sep 2014 GMT
With just over a week to go until the inaugural J/70 World Championship, the team from Southern Spars One Design are celebrating the build of the 500th J/70 carbon mast at their facility in Sri Lanka. 'The first J/70 prototype rig was tested in 2011. The first five rigs were delivered in 2012 and now here we are two years later having just completed rig #500! ...

Rolex Big Boat Series - Anticipation building for 50th edition By Barby MacGowan, , 9:50 PM Wed 3 Sep 2014 GMT
With over 100 entries, anticipation is building for next week’s 50th Anniversary edition of the Rolex Big Boat Series (RBBS), hosted by St. Francis Yacht Club. The regatta kicks off Thursday, Sept. 11, to host hundreds of sailors over four days of buoy and stadium-style racing in the ever-challenging and seemingly always breezy conditions on San Francisco Bay. ...

Baltic Match Race - Mati Sepp claims victory in Tallinn By Piret Pomerants (As Amended by ISAF), , 3:56 PM Wed 3 Sep 2014 GMT
From 29-31 August, the ISAF Grade 2 Baltic Match Race was held in Tallinn, Estonia with teams from Estonia, Finland, Sweden, Poland, Korea, New Zealand and Australia competing. Throughout the three day event there was a round robin, semi final and final. ...

ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - 470 sailors out to defend crowns By ISAF, , 3:05 PM Wed 3 Sep 2014 GMT
ISAF Rolex World Sailors of the Year Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie (NZL) and Mat Belcher (AUS), with crew Will Ryan, will be out to defend their 470 world titles at the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships. The Kiwi and Australian sailors have been the stand out 470 racers in recent years with success after success wherever they compete. ...

RS Feva World Championship - Carnac recap + Video By Golly Tucker, , 2:44 PM Wed 3 Sep 2014 GMT
Summer was long and gorgeous, The Allen RS Feva Worlds in Carnac were just unbelievable. Here is a little reminder to make that summer feeling last that bit longer! And if you are still about in 2015 why not use it to look forward to a worlds with a difference in Travemunde, Germany on the Baltic next July. ...

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 CEO Knut Frostad talks (Part III) *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team, , 2:12 PM Wed 3 Sep 2014 GMT
Sail-World talked to Knut Frostad, the Volvo Ocean Race CEO a few days after it was announced the Danish company was sponsoring the seventh entry in the 2014-15 Race. Here is part three in that interview series (there are links below to parts I and II). ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup 2014 Final - Notice of Race released + Video By ISAF, , 10:47 AM Wed 3 Sep 2014 GMT
The Notice of Race for the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates has been released. All ten Olympic events will be contested in Abu Dhabi from 26-30 November, with an open kiteboarding event joining the fray around Lulu Island off the UAE capital's stunning Corniche. ...

Extreme Sailing Series 2014 - Hannah White takes on extreme sailing By Extreme Sailing Series, , 10:27 AM Wed 3 Sep 2014 GMT
See what it takes to be an extreme sailor as Land Rover Global Brand Ambassador Hannah White tries her hand at Extreme Sailing. ...

Louis Vuitton Cup: Image tribute to Yves Carcelle By Richard Gladwell,, , 10:27 AM Wed 3 Sep 2014 GMT
In this image gallery, Carlo Borlenghi covers Yves Carcelle's involvement and enthusiasm for the Louis Vuitton Cup, sharing those moments with the characters of the Cup. ...

Chapple's Cairn Curran Estate Fireball Victorian Champ about to begin By Chris Payne, Cairn Curran Sailing Club , 10:08 AM Wed 3 Sep 2014 GMT
It has been almost 30 years, but the International Fireball Association of Victoria is heading back to Cairn Curran to run the 2014 State Championships. With the support of Chapple's Cairn Curran Estate, a renowned winery in the area, the fleet will be competing as a part of the Cairn Curran Classic, being run on the 22nd and 23rd November. ...

Extreme Sailing Series 2015 - Entry opens, Muscat confirmed Act 2 host By Extreme Sailing Series, , 9:36 AM Wed 3 Sep 2014 GMT
Who’s up for the challenge of the world’s only annual and global Stadium Racing series? With entry now open for the 2015 Extreme Sailing Series™, and the Notice of Race available, Series organiser OC Sport and Series Main Partner Land Rover are officially inviting team entries, for what will be the ninth year of competition on the international sailing calendar. ...

Foiling Stratis SL33 hits over 30kts in Hauraki Gulf - Video By Sail-World, , 9:23 AM Wed 3 Sep 2014 GMT
Boating NZ recently undertook a boat test on the Doyle Sails Stratis SL33 sailing on the America's Cup course area on the Hauraki Gulf. Here the video of the day and ride - thanks to Bryce Taylor. ...

Brisbane Etchells to host the first cab off the rank. *Feature By John Curnow, , 5:10 AM Wed 3 Sep 2014 GMT
Each Summer, the Brisbane Test is cricket’s first cab off the rank. Held at the ‘Gabba’, which is derived from the ground’s location in the Brisbane suburb of Woolloongabba, it marks both the change of season and a subject for conversation over a frosty beverage. Our first test is going to be the LJ Hooker 2014 Etchells Queensland State Championship. ...

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