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Clipper Round the World Race - Race Director reflects on final stages By Clipper Ventures, , 3:46 PM Mon 14 Jul 2014 GMT
It was an amazing finish to the 2013-14 edition of the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race which saw thousands of spectators line the River Thames, eager to catch a glimpse of the inspirational crew who returned to London, 11 months after setting off on the 40,000-mile challenge. ...

NSW Premier Mike Baird christens prize yacht in Amazing Grace Raffle By Mary Bickley, Sydney , 1:27 PM Mon 14 Jul 2014 GMT
A perfect Sydney day greeted NSW Premier Mike Baird as he arrived at Middle Harbour Yacht Club to officially name the prize Hanse 345 in the Amazing Grace raffle. The yacht raffle with a total prize value of over $250,000 is being organised by the Windcraft Group to raise funds for Sailors with disABILITIES. ...

ISAF Youth Sailing Worlds - Sailors rigged and ready to race + Video By Daniel Smith, ISAF, , 1:13 PM Mon 14 Jul 2014 GMT
The 367 sailors from 67 nations at the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship are rigged and ready to race at the 44th edition of the regatta. Following the opening ceremony the night prior sailors arrived at Clube Nautico de Tavira with sunny skies and a steady on-site breeze. ...

Farr 40 Circuit moves to Santa Barbara for West Coast Championship By Tink Chambers, , 12:30 PM Mon 14 Jul 2014 GMT
John Demourkas has raced his Farr 40 all over the United States - from Newport to Key West on the East Coast, from Long Beach to San Francisco on the West Coast to Chicago in the Midwest. Demourkas has also competed all over the world in such countries as Australia, Denmark, Dominican Republic and Italy. ...

MC38 Harbour Regatta - Ginger overcomes Kiwis to win By MC38 One Design, , 11:39 AM Mon 14 Jul 2014 GMT
Leslie Green and his Ginger crew from Sydney have taken out the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron hosted MC38 Harbour Regatta by the narrowest margin from the lone New Zealand entry, Howard Spencer’s Menace, on Sydney Harbour on Sunday afternoon. ...

Bittersweet 49er and Nacra17 Europeans for Australian Sailing Team By Cora Zillich, , 10:45 AM Mon 14 Jul 2014 GMT
Outteridge and Jensen went into the final three medal races on Sunday in second place and eleven points behind the World Champions and final winners from New Zealand, before misfortune caught up with them in the first race when carnage ensued for the crew. 'We had a port-starboard incident with John Pink (GB) up the first leg,' explained Outteridge. ...

Late surge gives Retro the Opua E5.9 Traveler Series event for 2014 By NZ Elliott 5.9 Class Assn Media, Bay of Islands , 10:03 AM Mon 14 Jul 2014 GMT
Sixteen boats contested the 2014 Opua round of the Elliott 5.9 Traveler Series - hosted by the always welcoming Opua Cruising Club. The event was generously sponsored by North Sails, with input from both the Auckland loft and the recently-opened local North Sails loft operated by Roger Hall. ...

Melges 24 Mid Winter One Design Regatta - John Bacon's team wins By Heath Walters, Sydney , 9:35 AM Mon 14 Jul 2014 GMT
With a near faultless score card the guys lapped up the shifty WSW 15 knot conditions in their local waters of Pittwater. Other big movers today where Ayden Menzies ever improving team on 'The Kracken'.Recently back from Port Lincoln Melges 24 Sth Australian State Championships over 5000Km round trip . Showing that time in the boat and good completion pays off. ...

Wild Oats XI's nose job to be tested at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week By Rob Mundle, Sydney Australia , 8:56 AM Mon 14 Jul 2014 GMT
One of the world’s most successful ocean racing yachts – Bob Oatley’s 30-metre supermaxi, Wild Oats XI – has gone 'under the knife' once more, and the results of the latest surgery will be put to the test at next month’s Audi Hamilton Island Race Week. The big boat will be sporting a more streamlined bow when she lines up against a quality fleet in the IRC Grand Prix division ...

Entries are now open for Sail Sydney 2014 By Sail Sydney, Sydney , 6:00 AM Mon 14 Jul 2014 GMT
One of the largest regattas in Australia, Sail Sydney is six days of high class, high adrenaline racing for dinghy classes. Against the backdrop of the Sydney skyline, hundreds of competitors from around Australia and around the world will race in this ISAF graded event. ...

Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Race - Cream of Australian to contest By Jennifer Crooks, , 4:48 AM Mon 14 Jul 2014 GMT
At the close of entries for the Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race, a diverse fleet of 57 yachts are readying for what doubles as the opening race of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Blue Water Point Score (BWPS), to start on Sydney Harbour at 1.00pm on Saturday 26 July. ...

2014 Seiko 49er and 49erFX European Championship - Day 6 By Andy Rice, , 2:41 AM Mon 14 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 49er and 49erFX European Championship - The defending European Champions held on to their crowns in both the men’s and women’s fleets at the Seiko 49er and 49erFX European Championship, which reached a thrilling conclusion today in Helsinki. ...

PWA Pozo World Cup - A week you can't afford to miss By Chris Yates, , 1:56 AM Mon 14 Jul 2014 GMT
From the 14th to the 20th July the most radical sailors in the world will once again be descending upon the hallowed shores of Pozo Izquierdo, Gran Canaria, as the curtain is raised on the 2014 PWA Wave World Tour. The week ahead promises to be one you can’t afford to miss as the elite of the wave sailing world perform gravity defying stunts to win the adulation of the crowd and the judges. ...

BYC Winter Series 2014 - Mumm 36s in close battle for Winter honours By Peter Campbell, , 12:44 PM Sun 13 Jul 2014 GMT
Conditions were ideal for winter racing today, chilly but sunny with an oscillating breeze that swung between north-east and north-west during the morning, ranging in strength from 6 to 12 knots, with some stronger gusts. ...

America's Cup: Ainslie heads for Los Angeles for Competitor Meeting By Stuart Alexander, , 12:25 PM Sun 13 Jul 2014 GMT
A busy weekend for Olympic champion and America’s Cup challenger Sir Ben Ainslie includes a flight to Los Angeles for a summit meeting at which all the potential challengers for the next Cup, scheduled for 2017, will discuss problems with the current developments. ...

Land Rover Winter Series: Colour and fun theme for closing Ladies Day By Jennifer Crooks, CYCA Media, , 10:27 AM Sun 13 Jul 2014 GMT
Having fun was the theme of the day with the crew of Eye Appeal getting into the spirit of Ladies Day dressing up in Hawaiian shirts and Scottish tamoshantas. ...

Hamilton Island Audi Race Week 2014 - Accommodation options By Kristie Kaighin, Hamilton Island , 9:44 AM Sun 13 Jul 2014 GMT
Bella Vista East 1 - Highly sought after ground floor two bedroom apartment located on the northern end of the island. Featuring a spacious open plan design, beautiful furnishings plus more. On special at $500 per night! ...

49er and FX Europeans: Final Day - Live video action from Helsinki By Sail-World, , 6:16 AM Sun 13 Jul 2014 GMT
Live video coverage of the Final Day of the 49er and 49erFX European Championships being staged in Helsinki, Finland. The Men race first in the 49er followed by the Women in the 49erFX. ...

Rio cleaning up its act in the lead up to Olympic sailing test event *Feature By Jeni Bone, , 5:27 AM Sun 13 Jul 2014 GMT
As the football World Cup wraps up in Brazil, Brazil's President says the Rio 2016 Olympic Games will be a top priority . The next fixture on the calendar for Rio is Aquece Rio, the first of the sailing test events, to be held 2 to 9 August, 10 Olympic classes will compete of Marina da Gloria, an area notorious for accumulating rubbish on its foreshores and its foul-smelling water. ...

The Clipper Race - Henri Lloyd presented with the Clipper Race trophy By Clipper Ventures, , 5:02 AM Sun 13 Jul 2014 GMT
2013 - 14 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Winning boat Henri Lloyd has been presented with the Clipper Race trophy at a prizegiving ceremony in St Katharine Docks, London, this afternoon having been victorious in the world’s longest ocean race. ...

470 European Championship - Belcher and Ryan trumping the fleet By International 470 Class Association, , 7:08 PM Sat 12 Jul 2014 GMT
470 European Championships 2014 - Athens, Greece. Greek mythology has it that Aeolus is the ruler of the wind, and today the wind was in charge across the race track of the Saronic Gulf. An 18-20 knot breeze for the first race of the day delivering some exhilarating races – three for the women and two for the men. ...

Nacra 17 Europeans - Iker Martinez and Tara Pacheco claim victory By Camille El Beze, , 6:15 PM Sat 12 Jul 2014 GMT
After starting their title challenge in the worst possible way at the Nacra 17 European Championship, a hole in their hull after a simple collision on the first day, Spain’s Iker Martinez and Tara Pacheco finished off a long, difficult regatta when they collected their first major title as a partnership by clearly winning the sudden death, tricky light winds medal race. ...

Clipper Round the World Race - Henri Lloyd claims overall victory By Clipper Ventures, , 4:36 PM Sat 12 Jul 2014 GMT
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race winning boat Henri Lloyd and the fleet have returned to a heroes’ welcome in London eleven months after setting off. Having conquered Mother Nature’s toughest conditions during the 40,000 mile ocean odyssey, the team was victorious in the overall Clipper 2013-14 Race, claiming a total of eleven podiums and five overall wins to beat second-placed GREAT Britain. ...

49er and 49erFX Europeans - Kiwi World Champions in pole position By Andy Rice, , 3:53 PM Sat 12 Jul 2014 GMT
At the 49er and 49erFX European Championships, both the men’s and women’s World Champions sit in pole position going into the deciding day in Helsinki. In the 49erFX, Alex Maloney and Molly Meech moved ahead of the defending European Champions, Ida Marie Nielsen and Marie Olsen, after a solid day in strengthening winds. ...

Melges 24 Corinthian Champions 'Roger That' leads after day 1 By Heath Walters, Sydney , 2:37 PM Sat 12 Jul 2014 GMT
With the cool breeze from the west of 15-20 knots, racing started today on Pittwater just north of Scotland Island. After a spirited start the 10 strong fleet of Melges 24s headed for first of three, windward return races. ...

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