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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 ...

Coutts Quarter Ton Cup - Tight, fast and furious on day 2 By Fiona Brown, , 7:57 PM Thu 26 Jun 2014 GMT
The second day of the Coutts Quarter Ton Cup 2014 brought stronger winds and some thrilling racing for the 31 competing teams. Quarter Ton racing is always close but today's three races were particularly tight with fast and furious action at every mark and a few classic IOR broaches to keep the spectators entertained. ...

RC44 Puerto Sotogrande Cup - Tacticians have their work cut out By Jessica Gray, , 6:42 PM Thu 26 Jun 2014 GMT
For the opening fleet races at the RC44 Puerto Sotogrande Cup, there was another day of the same great conditions, with Mediterranean sun and wind in abundant supply, but once again an awkward offshore breeze was blowing. With wind shifts often as large as 50 degrees, the tacticians had their work cut out for them. ...

Extreme Sailing Series - Action underway in Saint Petersburg By Extreme Sailing Series, , 5:27 PM Thu 26 Jun 2014 GMT
Set against a city backdrop instantly recognisable the world over, the Neva River provided the playground for the first day of Stadium Racing at Act 4 of the Extreme Sailing Series in Saint Petersburg, presented by Land Rover, where some teams thrived and others suffered within the confines of the tight stadium racecourse, which is just 300 metres wide at its narrowest point. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Torben Grael wins inaugural Magnus Olsson Prize By Volvo Ocean Race, , 5:08 PM Thu 26 Jun 2014 GMT
Torben Grael, Brazil’s joint most decorated Olympic medalist with five medals and previous winner of the Volvo Ocean Race, has been awarded the inaugural Magnus Olsson Prize for his contribution to sailing. ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup - European venues invited to bid By ISAF, , 3:40 PM Thu 26 Jun 2014 GMT
ISAF is inviting European venues to bid to host the ISAF Sailing World Cup for the 2014-2015 series and beyond. The ISAF Sailing World Cup is the annual circuit of Olympic sailing for elite and professional sailors. Its centre-piece is the ISAF Sailing World Cup Final held in November. The inaugural SWC Final will take place in Abu Dhabi in 2014. ...

A-Class Europeans: Ashby leads, Barker foils 13 places on leaderboard By Sail-World, , 10:11 AM Thu 26 Jun 2014 GMT
Current World Champion, Glenn Ashby scored two wins to retain his lead in the 2014 European A-Class Catamaran Championships, being sailed on Lake Hourtin, Bordeaux, France. Three days have now been sailed in the regatta and today's was the best for sailing with winds of 15-17kts, allowing the multihulls to foil ...

Extreme Sailing Series: Big shifts test crews on Practice Day By, , 9:38 AM Thu 26 Jun 2014 GMT
Testing conditions on practice day at the St Petersburg Extreme Sailing Series Regatta had crews battling massive wind shifts and a 4-knot current across the River Neva course. Neither the fickle breeze nor the current got in the way of the Emirates Team NZ crew’s twin missions for the day: get to understand more about the course and work on crew combinations. Barker has jumped in the A-Cats Euros ...

2014 Etchells World Championship: Former hockey star takes the lead By New York Yacht Club, , 4:10 AM Thu 26 Jun 2014 GMT
Hank Lammens (USA) has taken the overall lead in the 2014 World Etchells Championships being sailed off Newport RI. He overtook the overnight leader Bill Hardesty (USA) after the second day of sailing in the regatta. 'We're starting with 100 boats, anything can happen,' said Lammens. ...

2014 Kieler Woche - What went wrong for Mat Belcher and Will Ryan By Cora Zillich, , 3:43 AM Thu 26 Jun 2014 GMT
2014 Kieler Woche - The Olympic class regatta at Kieler Woche concluded overnight in Germany with a bronze medal for current World Champions Mat Belcher and Will Ryan. Besides Belcher and Ryan, seven Australian Sailing Team crews made the Kieler Woche top ten and raced in Wednesday’s medal races. ...

Third CYCA Solas Trusts grant to Australian Volunteer Coast Guard By Jennifer Crooks, , 3:27 AM Thu 26 Jun 2014 GMT
CYCA Solas Trusts has provided a third grant to Australian Volunteer Coast Guard (AVCG) Brisbane for $24,147 to purchase a thermal imaging camera for use in offshore search and rescue missions and a new satellite phone communication system. ...

Sean O'Brien wins second Consecutive Green Island Nationals By Sean O'Brien, Cairns , 1:02 AM Thu 26 Jun 2014 GMT
Strong, consistent winds have peppered the island this week with racing taking place on Tuesday and Wednesday in winds over 35 knots making for some challenging conditions for the sailors. ...

Coutts Quarter Ton Cup: Outstanding opening day on the water By Fiona Brown, , 10:12 PM Wed 25 Jun 2014 GMT
Warm sunshine, sea breezes and an excellent fleet of Quarter Tonners are ingredients guaranteed to produce an outstanding day on the water and the opening day of the 2014 Coutts Quarter Ton Cup certainly lived up to everyone's expectations. ...

RC44 Puerto Sotogrande - Team Aqua claims match racing lead + video By Jessica Gray, , 9:19 PM Wed 25 Jun 2014 GMT
Sotogrande, the new Spanish venue for the 2014 RC44 Championship Tour, laid on idyllic conditions with flat water and breeze gusting at times to 20+ knots, for the match racing on the opening day of the RC44 Puerto Sotogrande Cup. New faces also appeared in the results today with Bronenosec the top scoring boat, unbeaten in all five matches. ...

Kieler Woche - Hat-trick for Philipp Buhl By Herman Hell, , 8:33 PM Wed 25 Jun 2014 GMT
At Kieler Woche, it was a strong finish for the national German Sailing League. Whereas the first five gold medals were won by international competitors, the German fleet were successful in the 470 Women, the 49er and the Laser. On top came two more gold medals in the Paralympic classes. ...

Giraglia Rolex Cup - More than a simple yacht race By KPMS, , 5:58 PM Wed 25 Jun 2014 GMT
The Giraglia Rolex Cup has always been more than a simple yacht race. It is a symbol of friendship between countries, yachtsmen and yacht clubs. The 62nd edition was no exception. ...

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