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Warsaw Indoor PWA World Cup - Intense day of furious racing By Chris Yates, , 1:41 AM Sun 7 Sep 2014 GMT
After a full morning and afternoon of competition at the Warsaw Indoor PWA World Cup, to decide which trialists would proceed in the main draw, the main event kicked off at 8pm in front of thousands of fans in Poland’s National Stadium, as indoor windsurfing returned with an emphatic bang. ...

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - Final verdicts delivered in Porto Cervo + Video By KPMS, , 9:19 PM Sat 6 Sep 2014 GMT
New class champions have been crowned across the board at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup in Porto Cervo, Sardinia. The final verdicts on the water were delivered during today’s pulsating and decisive racing, marking the conclusion of the 25th edition of the sailing spectacular organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) and the International Maxi Association (IMA) and sponsored by Rolex since 1985 ...

J/70 World Championship - Elite competitors head to Newport’s waters By Jan Harley, , 9:09 PM Sat 6 Sep 2014 GMT
In the two and a half years since being introduced, the J/70 has not only become one of the most popular and competitive classes in the world – with 600+ boats sailing in 20+ countries – it has been chosen Sailing World’s 2014 Boat of the Year and also been designated an International Class by ISAF (International Sailing Federation). ...

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - Day 5 images by Carlo Borlenghi By Carlo Borlenghi Images, , 7:45 PM Sat 6 Sep 2014 GMT
Photographer Carlo Borlenghi was on the water for day five of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup to capture these images. ...

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - Curtain closes on a superlative 25th edition By YCCS, , 6:59 PM Sat 6 Sep 2014 GMT
The curtain closes on a superlative 25th edition of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup and Mini Maxi Rolex World Championship with the victory of Magic Carpet 3 (Wally), Firefly (Supermaxi), Highland Fling (Maxi), Lupa of London (Mini Maxi Racing Cruising) and Lionheart (J-Class) in their respective divisions. ...

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup and Mini Maxi Rolex Worlds: Spectacular final day By International Maxi Association, , 6:39 PM Sat 6 Sep 2014 GMT
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup and Mini Maxi Rolex World Championship - With the wind speed peaking at over 20 knots, the deep blue Costa Smeralda was festooned with white foaming crests, framed by the rugged backdrop of the Sardinian coast, the conditions for the last day of the regatta were nothing short of spectacular. ...

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - Action shots by Ingrid Abery By, , 6:18 PM Sat 6 Sep 2014 GMT
Photographer Ingrid Abery was on deck to capture these images at the Maxt Yacht Rolex Cup in Porto Cervo. ...

Lorient Horta Solo: Gahinet onboard Safran-Guy Cotten, Azores bound By Safran Sailing Team, , 4:34 PM Sat 6 Sep 2014 GMT
The 20 sailors competing in the Solo offshore race Lorient Horta, the last event that counts towards the French Offshore Elite Championship, crossed the start line at 17:15 French time this Saturday. The young Figaro sailor is keen on the new format of the event - a solo return race between Lorient and the Azores - a 2260-mile racecourse with a 5-day stopover on the Island of Horta. ...

ISAF Worlds Santander – Finn favourite determined to nail selection *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, , 2:52 PM Sat 6 Sep 2014 GMT
The 2011 Finn World Champion Giles Scott famously missed out on selection for the British Sailing Team and Ben Ainslie went on to write history with his fourth gold medal. For this quadrennium Giles Scott is determined not to lose Olympic selection and he is currently on a hot streak having won the last six events, all the events he has sailed in this year, and many of them quite easily. ...

Volvo Ocean Race – Team Vestas Wind tracking towards Alicante *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, , 1:41 PM Sat 6 Sep 2014 GMT
The seventh entry in the Volvo Ocean Race Team Vestas Wind, is tracking towards Alicante. She left Southampton last Sunday heading for the starting line. This morning when Sail-World spoke to Chris Nicholson they had just rounded Gibraltar and were abeam of the rock. Nicholson was typically upbeat about his journey and his progress so far but he did confess he had been having some doubts ...

2014 Oakcliff International - Riptide racing rips through Round Robin By Samantha Pilz, Oyster Bay, NY , 9:10 AM Sat 6 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 Oakcliff International - With the round robin completed, Riptide Racing distinguished themselves from the rest of the fleet with a 10-1 record ...

Enough 470's to fill Eden Park - Mackay Boats celebrate a success *Feature By Richard Gladwell/, , 7:30 AM Sat 6 Sep 2014 GMT
Mackay Boats celebrated the build of their 1000th 470, on Thursday afternoon, with the cutting of a special 470 cake. The occasion also called for some quick calculations, as to what had been achieved. If all the 470 built were put together, the fleet would cover the whole of Eden Park, including the area occupied by the grandstands. ...

Bridge and Kalinina on course for Formula Kite European Titles 2014 By Markus Schwendtner, Mielno , 6:23 AM Sat 6 Sep 2014 GMT
After waiting the whole day the Race Committee managed to get racing underway in marginal breeze, with three races for the gold fleet and one race each for silver and women completed. Oliver Bridge (GBR-North) is defending his top podium spot with a one-five-one score. Back in second place now is Florian Trittel (ESP, UC-Ozone). ...

2014 Solar 1 Monte Carlo Cup - The movie and team presentation By Yacht Club de Monaco, , 5:40 AM Sat 6 Sep 2014 GMT
The smell of success is cascading throughout Monaco after the completion of the inaugural Solar 1 Monte Carlo Cup, World Solar Boat Championship. Three days of thrilling festivities attracted 24 teams from across the globe. The first Solar 1 Monte Carlo Cup was held in the new Yacht Club de Monaco (YCM) which was designed by Lord Norman Foster. ...

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup approaching grand finale in Porto Cervo By YCCS, , 7:14 PM Fri 5 Sep 2014 GMT
The penultimate day of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup and Mini Maxi Rolex World Championship started off looking unpromising, with light and shifty air across the regatta course, however the Porto Cervo magic soon came into play and the 32-strong fleet enjoyed another day of picture-perfect racing with 10-15 knots of northerly wind. ...

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - Images by Carlo Borlenghi By Carlo Borlenghi Images, , 6:45 PM Fri 5 Sep 2014 GMT
Photographer Carlo Borlenghi was on deck for days three and four of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup to capture these images. ...

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup and Rolex Mini Maxi World Championship: Day 5 By International Maxi Association, , 6:01 PM Fri 5 Sep 2014 GMT
After keeping the fleet ashore to wait for the sea breeze to develop, racing got under way shortly after 1 o'clock for the penultimate day of racing at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup and the Rolex Mini Maxi Rolex World Championship 2014. ...

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - Dramatic final showdowns set up + Video By KPMS, , 5:44 PM Fri 5 Sep 2014 GMT
Dramatic showdowns have been set up for the final races at the 2014 Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup. Verdicts in three classes will be decided during tomorrow’s decisive day: true proof of the close nature of the racing. All classes sailed a coastal course today with around seven knots from the north at the start, building to a 12-15 knot north-easterly midway through the race. ...

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - Day 4 images by Ingrid Abery By, , 5:22 PM Fri 5 Sep 2014 GMT
Ingrid Abery was out on the water for day four of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup in Porto Cervo to capture these images. ...

Tomorrow the last Platu 25 CEAC Act will be on By Sabrina Bonaiti, Lecco , 5:12 PM Fri 5 Sep 2014 GMT
Everything is ready for competing in the fourth and last CEAC Act, the Platu 25 Alp Circuit involving six different countries and four Alps Lakes. With this appointment - from tomorrow to the 7th September, a brilliant seal season is going to be concluded. ...

Light winds on day 2 of the Formula Kite Europeans + Video By Markus Schwendtner, Mielno , 3:07 PM Fri 5 Sep 2014 GMT
The weather in Mielno during the second day of the 2014 Formula Kite European Championships was better for long walks on the beach than for running kiteboard races: beautiful sun and the wind getting weaker every hour. ...

ISAF Worlds, Santander - Kiwis out to defend skiff crowns By ISAF, , 2:46 PM Fri 5 Sep 2014 GMT
New Zealand's 49er and 49erFX teams will head to the Santander ISAF Sailing World Championships aiming to defend their title and continue their run of podium finishes. Peter Burling and Blair Tuke are on an unbeaten run of six consecutive 49er regatta victories, stemming from June 2013 whilst Alex Maloney and Molly Meech have finished on the podium at ten of 11 49erFX events they've competed at. ...

The Great Cup - Foiling GC32 cats return to the race course By The Great Cup, , 2:05 PM Fri 5 Sep 2014 GMT
Racing for the GC32 one design foiling catamarans of The Great Cup continues next week in the south of France. Four GC32s will compete in their own class at Marseille One Design, a brand new event backed by the Ville de Marseille in the build-up to it being European Capital of Sport for 2017. ...

Chicago Match Cup - Tom Slingsby to join the action By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 1:46 PM Fri 5 Sep 2014 GMT
The world’s top match racing sailors are preparing to gather again for Stage 4 of the Alpari World Match Tour from Wednesday 17th September through Sunday 21st at the Chicago Match Cup, the only US stop on the World Championship Tour. ...

Route du Rhum - Peyron to replace Armel Le Cléac’h on Banque Populaire By Vendee Globe, , 1:38 PM Fri 5 Sep 2014 GMT
Armel Le Cléac’h, who seriously injured his hand and has been forced out of the 2014 Route du Rhum, will be replaced in the solo transatlantic race by Loïck Peyron. The sailor from La Baule, who was forced to retire from the 2008-2009 Vendée Globe after dismasting (Gitana Eighty), is also a multihull expert having won the Jules Verne Trophy on the Maxi trimaran Banque Populaire V in 2012. ...

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