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Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - Ballistic start anticipated By Louay Habib, , 3:16 PM Sat 9 Aug 2014 GMT
More than 200 competitors are spending their last day ashore before the start of the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race at 1200 BST Sunday 10 August. The weather conditions for the race have been the main topic of conversation and it looks like it will be a ballistic start to the 1800 mile non-stop race. ...

America's Cup: Entries close but 2017 line-up remains mystery *Feature By Richard Gladwell/, , 8:04 AM Sat 9 Aug 2014 GMT
America's Cup organisers issued an innocuous statement after the close of entries for the 35th America's Cup. Entries closed just before midnight on August 8th in San Francisco. The statement did not even specify the number of entries received. Only one team, Team New Zealand, have announced that they have lodged an entry. ...

2014 CORK International Optimist Regatta - Day 1 By Marianne Davis, , 6:20 AM Sat 9 Aug 2014 GMT
The Optimists have completed their first day of racing in the CORK International Optimist Regatta! Today was a day of classic Kingston wind, blowing 12 knots from the southwest, providing great racing conditions. Both the Green and the Red/Blue/White fleets hit the water for a two o’clock start, each completing three races. ...

2014 AWT Pacasmayo Classic - Day 5 By American Windsurfing Tour, , 5:33 AM Sat 9 Aug 2014 GMT
Pacasmayo delivers once again. The back to back south swells decided to take a little breather for day five. We woke up to small, but still fun-sized waves, and light wind. There was concern that the new swell would not arrive, and/or the wind would not fill in. Not to worry though, because as the day wore on, the new swell started to show it’s face and the wind came in nicely. ...

2014 ORC World Championship - New champion in Class C By ORC Media, , 4:14 AM Sat 9 Aug 2014 GMT
In having earned an amazing score line that included four firsts and only one race less than second place among 66 entries, Giuseppe Giuffre's modified M37 Low Noise from Italy has won the 2014 ORC World Championship in Class C. This is Low Noise's third World Championship crown, having also won in 2009 in Brindisi, Italy and in 2011 in Cres, Croatia. ...

2014 Copa del Rey Mapfre - Day 5 images by Carlo Borlenghi By Carlo Borlenghi, , 3:43 AM Sat 9 Aug 2014 GMT
Photographer Carlo Borlenghi was on the water at the 2014 Copa del Rey Mapfre to capture these images on day five. ...

Aquece Rio - 49er, 49erFX, Finn and Nacra 17 titles decided By ISAF, , 9:25 PM Fri 8 Aug 2014 GMT
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil threw out glamorous conditions as the racing concluded in the 49er, 49erFX, Finn and Nacra 17 on a breezy day at the Aquece Rio - International Sailing Regatta 2014. Billy Besson and Marie Riou (FRA) stayed strong to take the Nacra 17 honours. ...

Copa del Rey Mapfre - Robertissima claims race win By Paul Cayard, , 9:20 PM Fri 8 Aug 2014 GMT
At the Copa del Rey Mapfre, two good races were held again today in slightly more wind, and plenty of sunshine. Onboard Robertissima, we started of the day with a win. We won the left side of the starting line and therefore the left side of the race course and controlled things from there. ...

PWA Tenerife World Cup - Twists and turns as winners are revealed By Chris Yates, , 8:55 PM Fri 8 Aug 2014 GMT
The fifth day of the Dunkerbeck-Eyewear Siam Park Tenerife PWA World Cup saw an abundance of drama with plenty of twists and turns in both the men’s and women’s divisions. Philip Köster (Starboard / Severne / Maui Ultra Fins) claimed his first victory of the year after halting a rampaging Thomas Traversa (Tabou / GA Sails) in the super final as he took his sailing to another gear. ...

Sail Canada names Sailors of the Month for July By Sail Canada, , 8:45 PM Fri 8 Aug 2014 GMT
The Canadian sailing season is in full throttle this month with several national championships held across the country including the 49er and 49erFX championships at St. Margaret's Bay, NS. CST coach Mark Asquith swapped his coachboat for the skiff, sailing with Jon Ladha (RNYC) and showing the young how it's done with the championship title. ...

America's Cup: Former Artemis crew member says danger is being ignored By Richard Gladwell/, , 8:18 PM Fri 8 Aug 2014 GMT
Former Artemis Racing and Team New Zealand tactician, Terry Hutchinson, speaks frankly with Alexa Lyons of Maxim magazine on the 2007 and 2013 America's Cups, and his views of the way the Cup is headed, particularly with the new wingsailed foiling catamarans. ...

Copa del Rey Mapfre: Never-say-die fighting spirit on the Bay of Palma By 52 Super Series, , 6:51 PM Fri 8 Aug 2014 GMT
Niklas Zennström’s Rán Racing team proved their never-say-die fighting spirit on the Bay of Palma today when they twice made key gains in the final minutes of successive races to bring themselves within only three points of regatta leaders Quantum Racing going into the final day of the Copa del Rey Mapfre. ...

Copa del Rey Mapfre - Race 9 images by Max Ranchi By Max Ranchi Photography, , 2:49 PM Fri 8 Aug 2014 GMT
Photographer Max Ranchi was on deck to capture these images during race nine of the 33rd Copa del Rey Mapfre. ...

Aquece Rio Int'l Regatta - Medals to be decided in four classes By Daniel Smith, , 2:31 PM Fri 8 Aug 2014 GMT
Racing in the 49er, 49erFX, Finn and Nacra 17 will conclude on Friday 8 August with the Medal Races across the four fleets bringing their racing to a close at Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta 2014. All racing will take place inside Guanabara Bay and the conditions are set to be fair across the three race courses that will be used. ...

America's Cup winner takes on the Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard race By Jimmy Spithill, , 1:18 PM Fri 8 Aug 2014 GMT
At the end of July, twice America's Cup winning skipper, Jimmy Spithill, competed in the 32 mile Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard World Championship The M2O is one of the most prestigious SUP events in the world. It is raced across the Ka’iwi Channel between the Hawaiian islands of Molokai and Oahu. ...

ORC International Worlds - Images by Pavel Nesvadba and Max Ranchi By Pavel Nesvadba - Max Ranchi, , 10:31 AM Fri 8 Aug 2014 GMT
Photographers Pavel Nesvadba and Max Ranchi were on site at the ORC International World Championship 2014 to capture these images. ...

Doyle Sailmakers delivers sails to 60m Perini Navi Sloop Perseus 3 By Andrew Schneider, , 9:23 AM Fri 8 Aug 2014 GMT
Doyle Sailmakers is pleased to announce it has fit sails on the impressive new 60m Perini Navi Sloop, Perseus ^3, in La Spezia, Italy this past week. Perseus 3 stands apart from its peers with both a carbon clearcoat mast - one of the world’s tallest - and her impressive sail wardrobe, including the world’s largest sail, an A2 spinnaker measuring 28,010 square feet (2,602 metres) in area. ...

Aquece Rio Int'l Regatta: van Rijsselberge and Picon claim RS:X wins By ISAF, , 8:03 AM Fri 8 Aug 2014 GMT
Dorian van Rijsselberge (NED) and Charline Picon (FRA) took the Men's and Women's RS:X honours at Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta 2014 as the Medal Races on Pão de Açucar brought the windsurfing proceedings to an end. Giles Scott (GBR) wrapped up gold in the Finn with a race to spare whilst the Medal Race places were confirmed in the 49er, 49erFX, Finn and Nacra 17. ...

2014 AWT Pacasmayo Classic - Day 4 By American Windsurfing Tour, , 2:52 AM Fri 8 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 American Windsurfing Tour - Another spectacular day of competition here at the 2014 edition of the AWT Pacasmayo Classic. With a solid forecast, and slightly smaller conditions than the previous day, it was decided to run the Women, Amateurs, and Masters. We had a full day of competition starting heats around 11 a.m., and running nonstop until 5 p.m. ...

Aquece Rio - Kids inspired to think about sustainability By ISAF, , 12:04 AM Fri 8 Aug 2014 GMT
While the Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta 2014, the first Rio 2016 test event, continues to produce thrilling races on the waters of Guanabara Bay, back on dry land it is inspiring the city's children to think about a wide range of important issues. ...

August CORK events commence tomorrow By Marianne Davis, , 9:47 PM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
Tomorrow marks the first day of racing for the CORK International Optimist Regatta, continuing until Sunday, August 10th. The Optimist is a single-handed dinghy suitable for sailors up to 15 years of age. Many of the best sailors in the world started sailing in these boats. ...

America's Cup: Royal NZ Yacht Squadron announces Challenge By Sail-World, , 8:02 PM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron has lodged a challenge for the 35th America’s Cup. Out-going Commodore Steve Burrett announced that the challenge would go ahead at the Squadron’s annual meeting last night. ...

ORC World Championship - Light air and close racing in Kiel By ORC Media, , 7:34 PM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
Light air and close racing once again characterizes the fourth day of competition at the 2014 ORC World Championship, with the fleet racing on their second offshore race of the series around the Kieler Bucht in variable conditions of 3-8 knots of wind. ...

Artemis Challenge: Dongfeng second VO65 home in race around IOW By Amy Monkman, , 7:26 PM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
Dongfeng Race Team was the second of the Volvo Ocean 65’s to cross the Artemis Challenge finish line, four minutes behind Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing and ahead of Team SCA. Today’s Artemis Challenge, a 50-mile race around the Isle of Wight, has been the very first opportunity for ‘Dongfeng’ to line up against the Volvo Ocean Race competition. ...

Copa del Rey Mapfre - Quantum Racing rescue valuable second in Palma By 52 Super Series, , 7:13 PM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
They have done it before and will undoubtedly do it again before this Barclays 52 Super Series is out, but Quantum Racing today on the Bay of Palma produced a timely reminder of their champions’ hallmarks when they dug their way out from an early fifth place to rescue a valuable second around a windward-leeward course which others might have regarded as lacking in such recovery opportunities. ...

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