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ISAF Youth Worlds - Italians to lead RS:X fleet in Tavira By ISAF, , 2:11 PM Wed 9 Jul 2014 GMT
When racing kicks off at the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship in Tavira, Portugal on 14 July, Italy's Mattia Camboni and Marta Maggetti will lead the RS:X Boys and Girls charge. The Italian racers won gold at the 2013 RS:X Youth Worlds on their home waters of Civitavecchia in October 2013 and have ISAF Youth Worlds medals to their name. ...
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Vestas Sailrocket 3 - Over the Horizon By Vestas Sailrocket, , 2:03 PM Wed 9 Jul 2014 GMT
The Vestas Sailrocket team have been developing their concepts for an offshore sailing boat which utilizes the innovation that helped them smash the outright world speed sailing record. They believe the craft they are working on can re-define what high performance wind driven boats can do across the oceans of the world. ...
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Foiling Week - Italian Moth Championship - Final results By Ian McKnight, Seaforth , 8:39 AM Wed 9 Jul 2014 GMT
Josh McKnight, winner of the Moth Worlds in 2012 has started his campaign for the 2014 Moth worlds with a win at the Italian Open Moth Nationals in Lake Garda, Italy with seven bullets out of nine races. This regatta opened The Foiling Week at Lake Garda and attracted competitors from XX nations including the current US Nationals winner Anthony Kotoun. ...
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Rescued sailors reach shore after dramatic ocean rescue By Sail-World, , 3:42 AM Wed 9 Jul 2014 GMT
.The three sailors plucked from the J/111 Django have reached shore after their dramatic rescue on nightfall yesterday. Just 170nm from the NZ coast the yacht broke its rudder shaft, in 50kts winds and 5metre seas. The crew made a Mayday call which was picked up by the New Zealand based Rescue Co-Ordination Centre who tasked, two vessels to divert about 90nm to the location of the yacht. ...
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Vision Surveys Airlie Beach Race Week - One month to the start gun By Tracey Johnstone, , 2:20 AM Wed 9 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Airlie Beach Race Week - Event organisers Whitsunday Sailing Club have reported the entry numbers are roaring along ahead of last year’s numbers. Eighty-one entries have been received so far and many more are to come by the time of the official close of entries date on 1st August. ...
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Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Ainsworth and Cunich ready for action By ISAF, , 12:55 AM Wed 9 Jul 2014 GMT
Junior Australian sailors Elyse Ainsworth (WA) and Thomas Cunich (QLD) have been selected onto the 2014 Australian Youth Olympic Team. The two teenagers made waves at the Sail Brisbane Regatta over Easter in the single handed Byte dinghy class. ...
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Queensland Youth Week 2014 - Exciting sailing on day 2 By Miles Ruge, Queensland , 12:09 AM Wed 9 Jul 2014 GMT
After a testing first day of racing in variable winds, competitors revelled in the chance to push themselves and their boats with some more challenging conditions. Around twelve knots of North-westerly breeze fuelled an exciting day of racing across the three separate courses on Waterloo Bay, with over 250 boats contesting the conditions. ...
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Half Ton Classics Cup: Swuzzlebubble out front on Day 1 + Video By Fiona Brown, , 11:59 PM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
Stunning, is the best way to describe day one of the 2014 Half Ton Classics Cup in Saint-Quay-Portriuex. The weather offered something for everyone including plenty of sunshine and a range of wind conditions, the race management provided three great windward leeward races, and the Half Tonners and their crews excelled themselves by providing seat of the pants racing all day. ...
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Queensland Youth Week 2014: Racer Profiles – Laser's day 2 By Miles Ruge, Queensland , 11:43 PM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
Throughout the week of racing at the Australian Midwinter Youth Championship 2014 at Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron (Manly), we’ll be profiling the leading competitors of a select series each day. Renowned as the next step in competitive sailing, the Laser 4.7 and Radial classes offer young sailors simplicity and performance in a manageable boat. ...
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Nacra 17 Europeans: Success for Italy's Bissaro and Sicouri By Camille El Beze, , 8:20 PM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
If the loss of the first day of racing at the Nacra 17 European Championships due to too little wind was the price to be paid in order to have great Mistral conditions today off La Grande Motte, then many of the 71 competing crews would accept that as a worthwhile tax. ...
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Queensland Youth Week 2014, Racer Profiles Day 1 By Miles Ruge, Queensland , 8:13 PM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
Throughout the week of racing at the Australian Midwinter Youth Championship 2014 at Queensland Yacht Squadron (Manly), we’ll be profiling the leading competitors of a select series each day. ...
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America's Cup: 2017 venue short-list reduced to two Cities By Sail-World, , 7:49 PM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
Two potential host cities for the 35th America's Cup have been shortlisted. Two cities have now been cut from the original list of four. A final decision is now to be made by the end of the year, instead of the end of September as originally indicated. ...
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Finn Silver Cup - Pedersen and Kistanov slug it out + Video By Robert Deaves, , 7:17 PM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
At the Finn Silver Cup, Anders Pedersen (NOR) and Arkadiy Kistanov (RUS) engaged in a battle of wits on the third day in Hoorn, Netherlands to slug it out for the overall lead. Kistanov narrowly missed out on all three race wins but the final score was was one win for Pederden and two for Kistanov. This left Pedersen leading Kistanov by two points with Nenad Bugarin (CRO) 23 points back in third. ...
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49er and 49erFX Europeans: Pitfalls aplenty on day 1 + Video By International 49er Class, , 5:08 PM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
The opening day at the 49er and 49erFX European Championships was a tricky one for a variety of reasons and started with a bang. 2013 European's Silver medalists, Dylan Fletcher and Alain Sign hit a rock near the port layline of course C, splitting their hull wide open. ...
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ISAF Youth Worlds - Laser Radial sailors look to join list of legends By ISAF, , 3:53 PM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
The Laser Radial Boys and Girls fleets will be the largest at the ISAF Youth World Sailing Worlds with 58 male and 47 female competitors ready to do battle. Racing commences on 14 July with the world's best young Radial sailors ready to fight for the titles that have been won by Russell Coutts, Robert Scheidt, Ben Ainslie, Siren Sundby and Carolijn Brouwer throughout the history of the regatta. ...
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Sail Sandy 2014 opened up to multihulls By Chris Furey, , 11:20 AM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
Sandringham Yacht Club extends an invitation to all off the beach Multihull classes to join with the traditional monohull fleet at their signature Sail Sandy Regatta to be conducted on the waters of Port Phillip over the weekend of October 18th and 19th, 2014. ...
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Coville soon to chase solo circumnavigation record in giant trimaran By Sail-World, , 11:15 AM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
Leading French trans-oceanic racer, Thomas Coville is close to setting off on another solo circumnavigation record attempt. He will be using the latest North Sails 3Di Raw technology. Here's the video of Coville putting the giant Sodebo through her paces ...
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Stena Match Cup Sweden - Team Gilmour finishes eighth By Team Gilmour, , 10:43 AM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
It has been a long week at our first Stena Match Cup Sweden, with Team Gilmour finishing a little disappointed in eighth place. We found it a little difficult to build momentum throughout the event and get used to the DS37 yachts. Despite the result we feel that we are still improving and learning from every race and really growing as a team. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel opt for experienced winner By Volvo Ocean Race, , 10:06 AM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
Experienced French sailor Laurent Pagès has been chosen by Team Brunel skipper Bouwe Bekking to complete his line-up for the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Pagès brings a winning pedigree to the Dutch challengers after he helped guide Groupama to victory in the last edition in 2011-12. ...
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Abell Point Yacht Club to launch new Sunset Series By Luke McCaul, , 9:57 AM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
Abell Point Yacht Club (APYC) will launch its new Friday night twilight calendar from the 18th July renaming it the 'Abell Point Sunset Series'. With the cruising season in the Whitsundays in full swing, prime sailing conditions will kick start the weekly sunset series which will include a number of great social events and a range of prizes for keen sailors. ...
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Bakewell-White supermaxi designed to take Transpac's Barn Door Trophy *Feature By Richard Gladwell Ssail-World.com/nz, , 9:44 AM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
After being based in Australia since 2008, the Bakewell-White 30m Supermaxi 'Lahana' (nee Konica Minolta, nee Zana) has returned to New Zealand for what the designer called 'a major refit'. Renamed 'Rio', her new US owners wanted a boat that would be able to have a serious crack at the Barn Door Trophy in the Transpac Race, which runs from Los Angeles to Hawaii. ...
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Dinghy Academy is staging ground for young Finn talent By Robert Deaves, , 9:01 AM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
Falasca, aged 18, said, 'I started sailing the Finn in March at the Academy with Luca, with the support of the Finn Class through its FIDeS programme. I started because I knew some Argentinian and Uruguayan guys were sailing in Valencia so I thought it was a good opportunity to start a sailing career and have some progress in my sailing.' ...
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Crew rescued by navy patrol from J/111 racer after Mayday in storm By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 8:25 AM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
Updated to include images from the rescue and two interviews. Earlier, Maritime NZ have confirmed that the J/111 Django was abandoned off the coast of the North Island of New Zealand late Tuesday afternoon and the three crew taken aboard a Navy patrol vessel. The yacht was returning from the ANZ Fiji Race, when she experienced strong easterly winds about 170nm off the coast of the North Island. ...
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Dangerous conditions for NSW coastal boaters from Thursday By Roads and Maritime Services, , 7:58 AM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
Skippers and owners of small craft should be on high alert and check the conditions before considering crossing a coastal bar or heading offshore. Rock fishers should also check weather forecasts before heading out to decide whether it is safe to fish near dangerous surf. ...
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Oceanis 48 at the Sydney International Boat Show By Cheryl Stanton, , 7:25 AM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
Oceanis 48 - Nothing but the best Simplicity and freedom stand out, served by great flow and functional modularity. The Oceanis 48 arrives in Sydney on the eighth of July. You can view the Oceanis 48 at the Sydney International Boat Show Thursday 31st - August 4th ...
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