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Belcher and Ryan win 2014 Open European 470 Championship in Athens By Cora Zillich, , 9:07 AM Wed 16 Jul 2014 GMT
'Rio is the ultimate goal for sure. For Mat it was a twelve year dream to get to London, for me it will have been an eight year dream by the time I hopefully get to Rio. It’s a long term goal for both of us. It will take a lot of effort, time and money and everything else to get there, but Rio 2016 is definitely our focus.' ...

America's Cup: Challengers give Oracle a very frank message at Meeting By Richard Gladwell/, , 1:28 AM Wed 16 Jul 2014 GMT
Top yachting correspondent, Stuart Alexander, writing in the British newspaper, The Independent, reports on the Competitors Meeting held in Los Angeles, USA over the weekend. Sail-World was earlier told that representatives of seven teams would be present, at the meeting called by the Challenger of Record, Hamilton Island Yacht Club. ...

Flying Dutchman World Championships - Sailors enjoy lighter breezes By Alan Henderson, United Kingdom , 10:02 PM Tue 15 Jul 2014 GMT
The second day of the 2014 Flying Dutchman World Championships at Largs, Scotland experienced a turnaround in weather on Tuesday 15th July, after a tough first day. Light breezes and plenty of sunny intervals made ideal conditions for competitors and boats which had been pounded by wind and rain on Monday. ...

ISAF Youth Worlds - Leaderboards shaping up in Tavira + Video By ISAF, , 9:02 PM Tue 15 Jul 2014 GMT
On day two of the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship, it was a late start and a late finish in Tavira, Portugal with competitors reaching the shore at 21:00 local time. The breeze came in late in the day and the first start came at 16:01 local time before the final competitors reached the shore at 21:00. ...

Panerai British Classic Week - Drama aplenty on day 3 By Mary Scott-Jackson, , 8:46 PM Tue 15 Jul 2014 GMT
Cowes produced near perfect conditions for day three of Panerai British Classic Week where Squadron Racing Ltd ran two more excellent races in the Central Solent for the 52-strong fleet. With hot sun, a balmy sea breeze that built from sub 10 to almost 20 knots and more gleaming varnish and brass than you can shake a stick at, it was a spectacular day’s sailing and great fun was had by all. ...

PWA Pozo World Cup - Light winds and tricky waves on day 2 By Chris Yates, , 7:03 PM Tue 15 Jul 2014 GMT
After a slow start to day two of the PWA Gran Canaria Wind and Waves Festival, Pozo eventually woke up to provide a small window of opportunity - allowing three out of the four trials heats to be completed in relatively light wind and tricky waves. ...

ISAF Youth Worlds competitors reveal their sailing heroes + Video By ISAF, , 5:39 PM Tue 15 Jul 2014 GMT
The 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship in Tavira, Portugal is the 44th edition of the regatta and is ISAF's longest running event. Throughout its illustrious history more than 100 nations have sailed on Youth Worlds host venue waters and the stars of the future have been born. ...

VOR 2014-15: Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing's Ian Walker has done the math *Feature By, , 3:34 PM Tue 15 Jul 2014 GMT
Changes in the nature of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015 have as expected moved the race from a technical boat design competition to an emphasis on sailing ability. British Volvo Ocean Race veteran 44 year Ian Walker is very happy with the change. ...

Iker Martínez será o comandante da campanha espanhola na VOR By Volvo Ocean Race, , 3:08 PM Tue 15 Jul 2014 GMT
Depois de liderar o Telefónica na edição passada, o campeão olímpico aceitou o desafio de levar a Espanha ao título da Volta ao Mundo. Iker Martínez será, mais uma vez, o comandante da campanha espanhola na Volvo Ocean Race, repetindo a temporada 2011-12, quando foi o líder do Telefónica nas regatas. ...

J/70 North American Championship launches Thursday By Julie and Christopher Howell, , 3:02 PM Tue 15 Jul 2014 GMT
Eighty-one J/70 teams are assembling in Rochester, New York for the second annual J/70 North American Championship. Competitors from Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, Great Britain, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Sweden and the United States are invading the area as entrants complete the registration procedures and tune-up for the official start of competition on Thursday, July 17. ...

Michel Desjoyeaux aux côtés du skipper Espagnol Martinez pour la VOR By Volvo Ocean Race, , 2:58 PM Tue 15 Jul 2014 GMT
Iker Martinez mènera une nouvelle fois le Team Espagnol pour la Volvo Ocean Race. Le marin basque de 37 ans qui vient tout juste d’être sacré champion d’Europe de Nacra 17, s’engage dans sa deuxième campagne sur la Volvo Ocean Race en tant que skipper après avoir mené Telefonica en 2011-12. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Iker Martínez, patrón del Equipo Español By Volvo Ocean Race, , 2:48 PM Tue 15 Jul 2014 GMT
Está confirmado: Iker Martínez volverá a patronear el barco español en la Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Además, la leyenda de la navegación oceánica en solitario Michel Desjoyeaux ayudará en la preparación de la tripulación. El equipo ha hecho públicas ambas noticias hoy martes, pocos días después de que Martínez, de 37 años, se proclamara Campeón de Europa de la clase Nacra 17. ...

ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship - Day 2 ready for lift off By Daniel Smith, , 12:37 PM Tue 15 Jul 2014 GMT
The 367 sailors from 67 nations are prepared for the second day of racing at the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship. After a glamorous opening day of racing that spoilt the sailors rotten the five classes across eight events are rigged and ready to take on Tavira’s conditions for race day two. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Martinez and Desjoyeaux team up for Volvo By Volvo Ocean Race Media, , 10:35 AM Tue 15 Jul 2014 GMT
Iker Martínez will again be leading the Spanish challenge for the Volvo Ocean Race in 2014-15, his team confirmed today. The team has also announced today that they have recruited the biggest name in French sailing, Michel Desjoyeaux, to help guide the crew’s preparations. ...

470 Europeans: GBR's Luke Patience/Elliot Willis win ahead of Final By Europeans 470, , 4:48 AM Tue 15 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 470 European Championships - Stunning sailing conditions across the race course on the Saronic Gulf in two nailbiting races, sees the 2014 470 Men European Championship title already awarded with a day to spare. ...

Wet and windy for Flying Dutchmen Worlds By Alan Henderson, United Kingdom , 10:39 PM Mon 14 Jul 2014 GMT
Competitors withstood a tough introduction, in a war of attrition with the conditions. Southerly winds of up to 22 knots in gusts and heavy rain gave a stirring start, with many boats capsizing and suffering gear breakages. ...

Panerai British Classic Week - Mixed conditions on day 2 By Mary Scott-Jackson, , 9:42 PM Mon 14 Jul 2014 GMT
Day two of Panerai British Classic Week in Cowes featured the Around the Island Race sponsored by EFG International for Classes 1-4 and a further Solent race for the 8 Metres. For those going around the Island it was a day of mixed conditions. The start from the Royal Yacht Squadron was to the east with a strong flood tide pushing the fleet across the line, but very little wind. ...

ISAF Youth Worlds: Great racing on Day 1 in Tavira + Video By ISAF, , 9:24 PM Mon 14 Jul 2014 GMT
Sunshine, steady breeze and great racing provided the perfect recipe in Tavira, Portugal prevailed for the opening day of racing at the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship. After a slightly calm morning the breeze kicked in mid-afternoon allowing a full complement of races across the eight events ...

French National 420 Championships: Action underway off Ouistreham By Rob Burn, , 8:47 PM Mon 14 Jul 2014 GMT
Happy Bastille Day! To the roar of jets, low flying large transport craft and helicopters flying past, the French National 420 Championships got underway just off Ouistreham beach, known as 'Sword Beach', 70 years ago with the Normandy D Day landings in 1944. ...

Tour de France à la voile: pour gagner, Groupama augmente le niveau By Groupama Sailing Team, , 7:08 PM Mon 14 Jul 2014 GMT
Sur les 49 coefficients que compte le Tour de France à la Voile 2014, vingt six ont été distribués entre Dunkerque et Roscoff où la partie Nord de l'épreuve s'est achevée ce lundi. ...

Tour de France à la Voile - The low-down from the Groupama 34 crew By Groupama Sailing Team, , 6:28 PM Mon 14 Jul 2014 GMT
Of the 49 coefficients that count towards the 2014 Tour de France à la Voile ranking, 26 have been distributed between Dunkirk and Roscoff, where the northern section of the event rounded off this Monday. ...

PWA Pozo World Cup - Next generation takes centre stage on day 1 By Chris Yates, , 6:13 PM Mon 14 Jul 2014 GMT
Day one of the 2014 PWA Gran Canaria Wind and Waves Festival saw the next generation of windsurfers take centre stage, after the pros initially registered for the upcoming competition between 10am and 11am this morning. With the water state remaining relatively flat the youth’s did brilliantly to make the most of the conditions on offer as several of them shone. ...

Tour de France a la Voile - Race win for Bretagne Crédit Mutuel Elite By Fabienne Morin, , 5:43 PM Mon 14 Jul 2014 GMT
In the Tour de France a la Voile, after their bad day yesterday, the local team from Brittany won the 11 mile coastal race in the Bay of Morlaix today. It was the fleet’s last day on the Atlantic coast of France and Team Bretagne Crédit Mutuel Elite finishes the first half of the event on a high note. ...

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. ...

Panerai British Classic Week - Off to a spectacular start By Fiona Brown, , 1:46 PM Mon 14 Jul 2014 GMT
Panerai British Classic Week 2014 got off to a spectacular start off Cowes today with an opening race in dappled sunlight under scudding clouds and a variable west to northwesterly wind ranging from sub ten to almost twenty knots. ...

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