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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. ...

Pittwater to Coffs Yacht Race 2015 - RPAYC’s Cat 2 remedies By Lisa Ratcliff /RPAYC media, , 6:24 AM Thu 25 Sep 2014 GMT
Previously boats owners had to submit paperwork online and also show hardcopies to a club official for them to sight and approve. This year the progressive Newport yacht club is saying other than a current rating certificate, radio inspection form and the completed and signed special regulations audit, the rest can be declared online. ...

2015 Sail Paradise - The champ is back! By Bronwen Ince, , 2:51 AM Thu 25 Sep 2014 GMT
2015 Sail Paradise - Philip Turner’s Reichel/Pugh 66, Alive, will be back to defend her IRC Championship crown at Southport Yacht Club’s Sail Paradise in March. ...

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. ...

Extreme Sailing Series, the leading sponsor-funded global circuit By Extreme Sailing Series, , 11:47 AM Wed 24 Sep 2014 GMT
Extreme Sailing Series™ organisers OC Sport has released a very positive interim independent media evaluation report conducted by independent agency Havas Sports and Entertainment. The report projects a 24% increase in media value by the year-end, and like-for-like comparison of first four Acts this year versus last indicates an impressive 40% increase. ...

Predictwind and Iridium offer Sat Phone comms at Mobile Phone pricing By Sail-World, , 7:54 AM Wed 24 Sep 2014 GMT
Iridium have recently released the Iridium GO!, their latest product in the satellite communication market. It’s portable, battery powered, and creates a WiFi hotspot. PredictWind have partnered with Iridium to put together a package catering specifically to the marine market. ...

Concern that ISAF proposal will cause chaos in the sport By Scuttlebutt Editor, , 7:15 AM Wed 24 Sep 2014 GMT
Today we are publishing in full an articlel from Scuttlebutt as we agree absolutely with opinions expressed in it. 'The ISAF Executive Committee can also bring items in front of the Council, and one of their submission offered this year is a shocker. ISAF is proposing to eliminate the Classification system used to define 'professional' and 'amateur' sailors and let classes and events manage it. ...

2014 J/24 World Championship - Will Welles takes lead By Julie and Christopher Howell, , 1:21 AM Wed 24 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 J/24 World Championship - After a morning postponement ashore, the fleet got off two more races at the 2014 J/24 World Championship hosted by Sail Newport. Will Welles’ Cougar (USA) moved to the lead with a nine, one respectively. ...

Creating a culture of the 'Token Bloke' - Part one By Kathy Macfarlane, Victoria , 12:57 AM Wed 24 Sep 2014 GMT
I was blissfully unaware of the existence of a gender divide until I was in my teens, and it was not in the sailing community that I experienced it. It was when I was discouraged from pursuing a career in journalism by a school advisor on the basis that it would be a tough road for a woman unless I wanted to be a weather girl! ...

Dutch Match Cup - Team Gilmour in Lelystad By Team Gilmour, , 8:02 PM Tue 23 Sep 2014 GMT
This week the World Match Racing Tour has moved to Lelystad in The Netherlands for the fifth stage. This is the first time this event has been run and all the teams are excited to spend a week here. We will be sailing the MaxFun 25's, which are a light sporty boat with a large Asymmetric spinnaker. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind gears up in Alicante By Richard Gladwell/, , 7:05 PM Tue 23 Sep 2014 GMT
Images from Team Vestas Wind, winner of the Leg Zero on the Volvo Ocean Race as she gears up for the In Port race in Alicante, Spain on October 4. Leg 1 is due to start a week later on October 11, heading for Cape Town. The last minute entry still has a lot of work ahead in boat preparation and logistics. ...

Bart’s Bash sets new Guinness World Record as the Largest Sailing Race By Irene Corosu, London , 5:14 PM Tue 23 Sep 2014 GMT
Bart’s Bash, the global sailing race organised by the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation which took place on 21st September, has set the new Guinness World Record for the Largest Sailing Race (24 hours). ...

Dutch Match Cup - The race to master a new challenge + Video By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 4:58 PM Tue 23 Sep 2014 GMT
Twelve teams are preparing to start racing at the inaugural Dutch Match Cup, the latest addition to the Alpari World Match Racing Tour (AWMRT). With the contest due to begin on Wednesday, today the sailors are making the most of practice in the Maxfun25 keelboats in Lelystad, less than an hour’s drive from Amsterdam. ...

Rolex Middle Sea Race - Deadline for entries fast approaching By RMSR Race Committee, , 4:05 PM Tue 23 Sep 2014 GMT
The Organising Authority of the Rolex Middle Sea Race wishes to remind entrants to the race for 2014 that according to the Notice of Race entries must be submitted and completed by the payment of the entry fee and the submission of the required documentation by the October 3rd. ...

Rolex Farr 40 World Championship: Fleet ready for San Francisco racing By KPMS, , 3:27 PM Tue 23 Sep 2014 GMT
The 17th edition of the Rolex Farr 40 World Championship will be held in San Francisco, California next month (15-18 October). More than 20 yachts are expected to take part in the defining juncture of the Farr 40 racing season: a competition noted for its fierce level of competition and close racing, where success is characterized by consistency, precision and teamwork. ...

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