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Japan's Antarctic whaling program harpooned By, , 3:50 PM Mon 31 Mar 2014 GMT
The International Court of Justice - on Monday ordered a temporary halt to Japan's Antarctic whaling program, ruling that it is not for scientific purposes as the Japanese government had claimed. ...

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race: Teams experience biggest sea state By Clipper Ventures, , 1:30 PM Mon 31 Mar 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race, the long awaited north westerly front arrived yesterday, causing 50 knots of wind and gusts up to 70 knots creating ‘monstrous’ seas for the fleet. Derry~Londonderry~Doire crew member Andrew Taylor fell overboard while changing a sail in the rough weather and was rescued from the Pacific Ocean in the early hours of this morning. ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca - Italian match racer turns to Finn By Daniel Smith, , 12:18 PM Mon 31 Mar 2014 GMT
At the ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca, following ten years of match racing, Italy’s Simone Ferrarese has made a switch to the Olympic circuit and makes his ISAF Sailing World Cup debut in Mallorca, Spain. The Italian has sailed at two 50-point Finn regattas and at World number 322 in the Finn World Rankings he’s some way off his current Open Match Race ranking of world number 16. ...

Clipper Round the World Race - Sailor rescued after falling overboard By Julia Wall-Clarke, , 11:39 AM Mon 31 Mar 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race, a British man was rescued from the Pacific Ocean in the early hours of this morning after falling overboard. ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca 2014 - Cool and light start By Daniel Smith, , 11:06 AM Mon 31 Mar 2014 GMT
At the ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca 2014 in Mallorca, Spain, racing is set for a cool and light wind start. The glamorous sea breeze the 1,130 sailors from 55 nations were treated to in training sessions in advance of the regatta have momentarily passed making it a chilly opening day. ...

Melges 24 Slovenian Nationals - Close knit racing on final day By International Melges 24 Class Association, , 10:43 AM Mon 31 Mar 2014 GMT
On the final day of European Melges 24 European Sailing Series in Portorozn an up and down breeze that never truly filled in at any point ensured for close knit racing. Altea's three victories in a row saw the team open an advantage as Lenny (EST) and Audi (ITA) rounded off the podium. ...

ISAF Sailing Worlds Santander - Ambitious Team Brewster-Tidey + Video By Brian Carlin, , 8:33 AM Mon 31 Mar 2014 GMT
ISAF Sailing Worlds Championship Santander 2014 - Team Brewster-Tidey are members of the Irish Sailing Association Olympic Development Squad and recognised as Ireland's most promising female pairing for the Olympic qualification in the 49erFX. ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca - 49er and 49erFX preview By Ben Remocker, , 12:14 AM Mon 31 Mar 2014 GMT
The 49er fleet is massive this year at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca, reaching the 80 boat capacity set by the organizers. Qualifying will be sheer madness as the two 40 boat qualifying fleets will only have two days to sort themselves into the 25 boat gold fleet. ...

Large numbers ready for Trofeo Princesa Sofía By Trofeo Princesa Sofía Media, , 9:04 PM Sun 30 Mar 2014 GMT
ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma - Sailors battles started at Qingdao, China in October 2013, progressed through to Melbourne, Australia in December 2013, and heated up in Miami, USA. In Mallorca, Spain, with these record numbers, the battles will intensify and renew. ...

Argo Group Gold Cup issues 17 initial invitations By Talbot Wilson, , 8:49 PM Sun 30 Mar 2014 GMT
For Bermuda’s 2014 Argo Group Gold Cup the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club and Argo Group issued 17 initial invitations. All of the 8 Alpari World Match Racing Tour (Alpari WMRT) Card Holders have told Alpari Tour management that they will sail in Bermuda. Match racing for the King Edward XVII Gold Cup Trophy is scheduled to start Tuesday October 21st on Hamilton Harbour in Bermuda. The finals are schedu ...

Honoring and remembering Hobie Alter *Feature By David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, Seattle , 6:26 PM Sun 30 Mar 2014 GMT
The sailing world lost one of its greatest visionaries this weekend when Hobie Alter, 80, passed away at his home. Impressively, Alter influenced virtually every aspects of sailing, from beach-cat racing to the America’s Cup, and is credited as being the father of the modern fiberglass sailing catamaran. Additionally, Alter helped crack the code on creating super fun regatta experiences. [more]  

EUROSAF General Assembly hosted in Andorra By Dan Ibsen, , 4:35 PM Sun 30 Mar 2014 GMT
29 European sailing federations gathered in Andorra for the annual meeting with Federacio Andorra de Vela as host for all delegates. The meetings were conducted 1000 metres above sealevel. ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca – Finn Coach - the Other John Bertrand By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team, , 3:15 PM Sun 30 Mar 2014 GMT
While the British have dominated the Olympic Finn class since 2000, the Australian sailing team, who won Olympic Gold in Lasers, 470’s and 49ers in London 2012 are showing potential for Rio Gold now in other classes and the Finn class is one of those. ...

SWC Mallorca – Finn Class World Number 1 still on the learning curve By Rob Kothe,, , 1:54 PM Sun 30 Mar 2014 GMT
23 year old Australian Oliver Tweddell, now the top ranked Finn sailor in the world, led into the ISAF Sailing World Cup medal race but was beaten by Giles Scott (GBR). Ahead of the battle in Mallorca, with a highly competitive 99 boat Finn fleet, Sail-World talked to the young Aussie Miami was a difficult medal race. It was maybe three knots of breeze and very tricky conditions. ...

Trofeo Princesa Sofia - Patience and Willis join forces By RYA, , 11:48 AM Sun 30 Mar 2014 GMT
2014 Trofeo Princesa Sofia - Olympic silver medal-winning sailor Luke Patience says he is buoyed by the early promise of his new partnership with Elliot Willis, as the pair prepare to compete this week for the first time since teaming up in their quest for gold at Rio 2016. ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca - Greek RS:X sailor back on the trail By Daniel Smith, , 11:19 AM Sun 30 Mar 2014 GMT
2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca - Greek Women’s RS:X sailor Angeliki Skarlatou has been a regular on the Olympic circuit since July 1994 and after a post London 2012 break she’s getting back to business. ...

Huge Finn fleet ready for season opener in Palma By Robert Deaves, , 10:34 AM Sun 30 Mar 2014 GMT
A huge fleet of 99 Finns from 30 nations has registered for the ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca, which starts on Monday, the traditional start of the European season. The Finns have amassed the second largest entry out of all the 11 fleets in Palma and includes almost every top sailor currently in the class. ...

Clipper Round the World Race - Strong front builds ahead of fleet By Ruth Harrington, , 6:31 AM Sun 30 Mar 2014 GMT
2013 - 14 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - The Clipper Race’s highly anticipated ‘first date’ with a series of low pressure weather systems left some teams feeling stood up in the rain and grey skies yesterday, but another, stronger front, building ahead of the fleet does looks ready to show up in style to its long awaited North Pacific Ocean fleet date tonight. ...

Melges 24 European Sailing Series - Superb racing in Portoroz on Day 2 By Melges24, , 4:44 AM Sun 30 Mar 2014 GMT
Second day of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series regatta in Portoroz has been dominated by light winds. Slowly but surely, the sea breeze started appearing in the bay of Piran around noon providing the fleet of 24 monotypes another great day of racing. ...

Farr 40 Midwinter Championship - Alberto Rossi leads Enfant Terrible By Tink Chambers, , 3:28 AM Sun 30 Mar 2014 GMT
The 2014 sailing season got off to an inauspicious start for skipper Alberto Rossi and the Enfant Terrible team. The Italian entry hit the mark on the first upwind rounding and endured some additional difficulties during the opening race of the Farr 40 Midwinter Championship and had to scramble just to finish 10th in the 16-boat fleet. ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca: Training Partners building the future By Rob Kothe,, , 6:47 PM Sat 29 Mar 2014 GMT
Probably the most successful Olympic class sailing programs over the last few decades is the Australian 470 program, with five Gold Medal Teams since 2000. ...

Gazprom Int'l European Dragon Championship - Danish team victorious By Imagina, , 6:29 PM Sat 29 Mar 2014 GMT
The Gazprom International European Dragon Championship, organised by the Yacht Club Sanremo, came to a successful conclusion today with the Danish team made up of Lars Hendriksen, Kleen Frithjof andAnders Bagger taking the 2014 Dragon European Champion title aboard Debutant. ...

St. Thomas International Regatta - Thrills and spills on day 1 By Carol Bareuther, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands , 5:41 PM Sat 29 Mar 2014 GMT
Boom or bust was the big story for the 69-boat fleet racing on the first day of the 41st St. Thomas International Regatta (STIR). Thirty-plus knot guests tested the mettle of equipment and crews as the fleet sailed along the island’s south shore into scenic Charlotte Amalie harbor and back again amidst a mix of sun and squalls. ...

Sailing World Cup–World Sailor of the Year would not be anywhere else By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, , 4:55 PM Sat 29 Mar 2014 GMT
World Sailor of the Year 2013 and winner of 18 regattas out of the last 19 Olympic Class 470 Regattas, Australian Matt Belcher along with crew Will Ryan are red hot favourites to win the Sailing World Cup Mallorca, the Trofeo S.A.R Princesa Sofia 2014 against an 80 boat 470 Men’s fleet. ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca - Tracking towards a record fleet By Rob Kothe,, , 2:23 PM Sat 29 Mar 2014 GMT
Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia in Palma Mallorca Spain, was first sailed as a Dragon class regatta in 1968. Six years later, e Soling, 470, 420 Finn and Europe arrived. Now an exclusively Olympic class regatta, building steadily in importance in recent decades, but this year with the Santander Worlds in September and the Rio Olympic regatta 2016 closing fast this 2014 event will make history. ...

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