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Windsurfing and Kiteboarding World Cup to take place on Fuerteventura By Christian Tillmanns, , 5:54 PM Fri 18 Jul 2014 GMT
Fuerteventura will be once again the epicentre of the boarders universe during the 29th Windsurfing and Kiteboarding World Cup. The island, situated in the Canaries, has got the wind the windsurfers and kiteboarders need - guaranteed! White sandy beaches, turquoise waters and summer-like temperatures are a welcome bonus for the athletes and spectators alike. ...

ISAF Youth Worlds - Medals decided in thrilling Tavira conclusion By ISAF, , 5:01 PM Fri 18 Jul 2014 GMT
Competition at the 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship in Tavira, Portugal came to a thrilling conclusion as the medals across the eight events were decided. A beautiful westerly breeze came through early in the afternoon allowing three RS:X Boys and Girls races, two 29er races with a single race in the remaining fleets. ...

7th Annual Swim for Cystic Fibrosis to take place July 21st By Bruce Babiarz, , 3:35 PM Fri 18 Jul 2014 GMT
On July 21, for the seventh year in a row, an adventurous group of swimmers will brave the currents and weather to cross the 14.2-mile breadth of Lake St. Clair to raise awareness and funds for cystic fibrosis. For Ric Geyer, cystic fibrosis is personal. ...

ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship final day preview By Daniel Smith, , 11:51 AM Fri 18 Jul 2014 GMT
At the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship 2014 it’s down to the final day of competition with seven titles to be decided on the water. ...

Top Kiwi Laser sailor just avoids being on downed airliner By Sail-World, , 9:08 AM Fri 18 Jul 2014 GMT
Top New Zealand Laser sailor Michael Bullot was very fortunate to avoid being aboard the ill-fated MH17 airliner, shot down over the Ukraine today. Bullot has stepped up his 2016 Olympic campaign, and had achieved some useful placings on the international circuit including a sixth at Kieler Woche, Germany. ...

International 14 World Championships - No excuse for not being there By Tracey Johnstone, , 4:34 AM Fri 18 Jul 2014 GMT
2015 International 14 World Championship - There is no excuse for missing out on the 2015 International 14 World Championships being held at the Royal Geelong Yacht Club, in Victoria, Australia, from the 3 to the 17 January 2015. ...

VX One North American Champ - Four races on opening day lead to tie By Julie and Christopher Howell, , 4:00 AM Fri 18 Jul 2014 GMT
Four races were completed as the VX One North American Championship got underway Thursday, hosted by Newport Yacht Club in Newport, Rhode Island. Brian Bennett’s Bennett Racing and Chris Alexander’s Isabelita are locked in a tie for first place at 15 points each. Bennett notched a one, seven, two, five, while Alexander tallied three, five, five, two. Tom Chiginsky’s VX140 holds third place ...

J/70 North American Championship opens with Healy-Keane tight battle By Julie and Christopher Howell, , 2:13 AM Fri 18 Jul 2014 GMT
Three races were completed on the initial day of the J/70 North American Championship, hosted by Rochester Yacht Club in Rochester, New York. ...

Lake Ontario 300 Challenge - J’s reign supreme By JBoats, , 10:29 PM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
The Lake Ontario 300 Challenge always provides a challenging circumnavigation of Lake Ontario. Co-hosted by Oakville Yacht Squadron and the Port Credit Yacht Club. Teams have the option of two courses, the Main Duck Island course of 300nm and the shorter Scotch Bonnet Island course of 190nm. Both courses start and finish at Port Credit YC. ...

90th Bayview Mackinac Race - J's on form off Mackinac Island By JBoats, , 10:20 PM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
This year’s Bell’s Beer 90th Bayview Mackinac Race began on July 12 in Southern Lake Huron, with 9-11 knots of breeze offering the 227 boats in 14 classes a swift downwind leg along the two courses offered, either to the Presque Isle Lighthouse, where the Shore course begins taking a left, or the Cove Buoy where the Cove Island Course does the same (about 130 miles away from the start). ...

Farr 40 West Coast Championship - Flash Gordon takes lead By Tink Chambers, Santa Barbara , 10:14 PM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
One of the notable storylines going into the Farr 40 West Coast Championship was the arrival of three Australian boats to the 2014 International Circuit. The Aussies made quite an impact on the opening day of the regatta, but it was an old standby that come out on top after three races were conducted off Santa Barbara. ...

CYC Race to Mackinac - 333+ ready to race By JBoats, , 10:03 PM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
Over 333 boats are entered to go sail in a race that is 333 statue miles long (289.4nm), the Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac. Good Karma. The oldest annual freshwater distance race in the world is an enormous part of the Chicago area and Great Lakes social sailing calendar. ...

Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan on the horizon By WIM Series, , 9:54 PM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
The Women’s International Match Racing Series (WIM Series) welcomes Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan in Vannes to the 2014 schedule. The event was initiated and is organized by double World Champion and multiple world ranking #1, Claire Leroy. ...

ISAF Youth Worlds - Spain's 420 Girls claim gold in Tavira + Video By ISAF, , 9:01 PM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
At the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships, Spain's Silvia Mas Depares and Marta Davila Mateu clinched 420 Girls gold with a race to spare on the penultimate day of racing in Tavira, Portugal. The Spanish team have been sensational on the water and sealed the deal with a bullet and a sixth. ...

2014 Flying Dutchman World Championship - Magyars on the march By Alan Henderson, United Kingdom , 9:00 PM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
After a wet and windy first day, a light second day, the third day brought four seasons all in one day to sailors at the Flying Dutchman (FD) World Championships, Largs. The day started with a postponement due to high winds gusting to 28 knots, backed by low visibility under the dark skies and heavy rain showers. But a couple of hours later, winds dropped to 15 knots to allow the first start. ...

PWA Pozo World Cup - Ezzy and Juban claim main draw spots By Chris Yates, , 8:02 PM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
The last race of the men’s trials was finally completed on day four of the PWA Gran Canaria Wind and Waves Festival. After waiting for the majority of the day Pozo produced a small window of competable waves accompanied by strong winds at 4pm. ...

Landsailing World Championship - Action continues in the desert +Video By Erik Simonson, Pressure-Drop.US, Smith Creek Playa , 5:25 PM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
On July 15th, John Eisenlohr, from tiny Lakeside, Montana prevailed in the intensely competitive 5.6 Mini Yacht class that comprised the first phase of the 14th Landsailing World Championship being held at the remote site of Smith Creek Playa, near Austin in Northern Nevada. ...

ISAF Youth Worlds - Penultimate day could see medals decided + Video By Daniel Smith, ISAF, , 2:09 PM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
The penultimate day of competition at the 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship in Tavira could see medals wrapped up in many of the classes. It could be a great day for the French with two teams potentially able to win gold in the 29er and SL16 fleets. ...

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