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America's Cup: 2017 venue short-list reduced to two Cities By Sail-World, , 7:49 PM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
Two potential host cities for the 35th America's Cup have been shortlisted. Two cities have now been cut from the original list of four. A final decision is now to be made by the end of the year, instead of the end of September as originally indicated. ...

Dragon Edinburgh Cup - Fickle winds on day 3 By Rupert Holmes, , 7:34 PM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
Day three of the Dragon Edinburgh Cup delivered fickle winds with a mix of showers and sunny spells for race three of the series. Boats on the right hand side of the first beat gained an advantage they would hold until the finish, although the final beat saw a diminishing breeze that threatened to upset the order of the front runners. ...

Finn Silver Cup - Pedersen and Kistanov slug it out + Video By Robert Deaves, , 7:17 PM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
At the Finn Silver Cup, Anders Pedersen (NOR) and Arkadiy Kistanov (RUS) engaged in a battle of wits on the third day in Hoorn, Netherlands to slug it out for the overall lead. Kistanov narrowly missed out on all three race wins but the final score was was one win for Pederden and two for Kistanov. This left Pedersen leading Kistanov by two points with Nenad Bugarin (CRO) 23 points back in third. ...

Formula Windsurfing Youth and Master Worlds overall By International Windsurfing Association, , 6:13 PM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
At the end of five days of a great championship with 15 competition races, Janis Preiss (LAT-23) is declared the 2014 Formula Windsurfing Masters World Champion and also the 2014 Gallipoli Formula European Cup Champion. Karl-Erik Saarm (EST-228) is 2014 Formula Windsurfing Youth World Champion. ...

Cowes Dinard St Malo Race action on the horizon By Louay Habib, , 5:40 PM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
The Royal Ocean Racing Club's Season's Points Championship continues this weekend with close to 80 yachts competing in the Cowes- Dinard - St Malo Race. Teams from Belgium, France, Great Britain and The Netherlands will race across the English Channel to the famous walled port of St Malo in Brittany, France. ...

49er and 49erFX Europeans: Pitfalls aplenty on day 1 + Video By International 49er Class, , 5:08 PM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
The opening day at the 49er and 49erFX European Championships was a tricky one for a variety of reasons and started with a bang. 2013 European's Silver medalists, Dylan Fletcher and Alain Sign hit a rock near the port layline of course C, splitting their hull wide open. ...

Soto 40 World Championship - Action shots by Jesus Renedo By Jesus Renedo, , 4:59 PM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
Photographer Jesus Renedo was on the water for the first day of racing to capture these action shots at the Soto World Championship. ...

El Mundial de Soto 40 comienza sus pruebas oficiales By Blanca López Handrich, , 4:50 PM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
Esta mañana han dado comienzo las pruebas del Campeonato del Mundo de Soto 40 que se celebra del 6 al 12 de julio en la Marina Real Juan Carlos I, con la organización del Real Club Náutico de Valencia .La primera prueba comenzó a las 13 horas con viento del SE de unos 11 nudos de intensidad y el ganador fue el británico 'Ngoni' de Tony Buckingham con Mark Lamy al timón. ...

Concurrents de la Route Rimouski-Saint-Pierre contraints à l’abandon By Robert Dorais, , 4:44 PM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
Deux des trois voiliers ayant pris le départ de la première édition de la régate Route Rimouski-Saint-Pierre dimanche dernier sont maintenant rendus dans le golfe du Saint-Laurent à l’est de la péninsule gaspésienne. C’est le jeune skipper de Pogo Loco, Antoine Lacasse, qui mène devant OmerI skippé par Philippe Laville. ...

Soto 40 World Championship - Action ramps up in Valencia By Soto 40 Media, , 4:35 PM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
Today the fleet completed the first official races of the Soto 40 World Championship in Valencia waters. The winners were Ngoni and Bigamist, but the British boat was the one which achieved top position Overall in the first racing day. The first race started at 1pm with an 11 knots SE wind and the winner was the British Ngoni, property of Tony Buckingham, with Mark Lamy at the helm. ...

Team Brunel recorre a experiente velejador para Volvo Ocean Race By Volvo Ocean Race, , 4:29 PM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - O francês Laurent Pagès foi escolhido para se juntar aos atletas liderados por Bouwe Bekking. Laurent Pagès tem um currículo vencedor na vela oceânica. O último grande resultado foi na edição passada da Volvo Ocean Race, quando o francês ajudou o Groupama a ficar com o título da temporada. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel completa su tripulación con un campeón By Volvo Ocean Race, , 4:15 PM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
El veterano regatista francés Laurent Pagès ha sido elegido por el patrón de Team Brunel, Bouwe Bekking, para completar su tripulación con la que competirá en la Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Pagès aportará pedigrí a la campaña holandesa pues fue parte del equipo ganador de la edición 2011-12, Groupama. ...

RS700 European Championship at Aquavitesse centre By Ian Nolan, , 4:05 PM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
The 2014 Volvo RS700 European Championship was held recently at the Aquavitesse centre at Bruinisse in the Netherlands. Competitors came from across Europe travelling from France in the West and the Czech Republic in the East, joining the regular contingent from the UK. ...

ISAF Youth Worlds - Laser Radial sailors look to join list of legends By ISAF, , 3:53 PM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
The Laser Radial Boys and Girls fleets will be the largest at the ISAF Youth World Sailing Worlds with 58 male and 47 female competitors ready to do battle. Racing commences on 14 July with the world's best young Radial sailors ready to fight for the titles that have been won by Russell Coutts, Robert Scheidt, Ben Ainslie, Siren Sundby and Carolijn Brouwer throughout the history of the regatta. ...

49erFX European Championship preview By Dan Ibsen, Helsinki , 2:20 PM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 marks the second ever 49erFX European Championship. The fleet is 50 boats strong this year and changing quickly. Unlike in 2013, most of the teams are now truly racing instead of just sailing, as the level of boathandling, boat setup and skiff IQ has increased massively. ...

Coville soon to chase solo circumnavigation record in giant trimaran By Sail-World, , 11:15 AM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
Leading French trans-oceanic racer, Thomas Coville is close to setting off on another solo circumnavigation record attempt. He will be using the latest North Sails 3Di Raw technology. Here's the video of Coville putting the giant Sodebo through her paces ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel opt for experienced winner By Volvo Ocean Race, , 10:06 AM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
Experienced French sailor Laurent Pagès has been chosen by Team Brunel skipper Bouwe Bekking to complete his line-up for the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Pagès brings a winning pedigree to the Dutch challengers after he helped guide Groupama to victory in the last edition in 2011-12. ...

Bakewell-White supermaxi designed to take Transpac's Barn Door Trophy *Feature By Richard Gladwell, , 9:44 AM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
After being based in Australia since 2008, the Bakewell-White 30m Supermaxi 'Lahana' (nee Konica Minolta, nee Zana) has returned to New Zealand for what the designer called 'a major refit'. Renamed 'Rio', her new US owners wanted a boat that would be able to have a serious crack at the Barn Door Trophy in the Transpac Race, which runs from Los Angeles to Hawaii. ...

Dinghy Academy is staging ground for young Finn talent By Robert Deaves, , 9:01 AM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
Falasca, aged 18, said, 'I started sailing the Finn in March at the Academy with Luca, with the support of the Finn Class through its FIDeS programme. I started because I knew some Argentinian and Uruguayan guys were sailing in Valencia so I thought it was a good opportunity to start a sailing career and have some progress in my sailing.' ...

Crew rescued by navy patrol from J/111 racer after Mayday in storm By Richard Gladwell/, , 8:25 AM Tue 8 Jul 2014 GMT
Updated to include images from the rescue and two interviews. Earlier, Maritime NZ have confirmed that the J/111 Django was abandoned off the coast of the North Island of New Zealand late Tuesday afternoon and the three crew taken aboard a Navy patrol vessel. The yacht was returning from the ANZ Fiji Race, when she experienced strong easterly winds about 170nm off the coast of the North Island. ...

18 foot skiff European Championship (Open Europeans) - Final results By Dan Ibsen, , 11:12 PM Mon 7 Jul 2014 GMT
The European Championship is one of the four Grand Prix races in Europe. Next race is in Travemunde, Germany in July and in the end of August the Dutch Grand Prix will take place in Bruinisse. ...

Dragon Edinburgh Cup - Champagne sailing on day 2 By Rupert Holmes, , 8:38 PM Mon 7 Jul 2014 GMT
Day two of the 2014 Dragon Edinburgh Cup supported by Aberdeen Asset Management and hosted by the Royal Lymington Yacht Club provided champagne sailing in bright sun and 10-15 knots of breeze. Today's was a closer race than yesterday's, with the lead changing on every leg and new faces appearing at the front of the 24-strong fleet. ...

Half Ton Classics Cup - Closely fought competition expected By Fiona Brown, , 8:12 PM Mon 7 Jul 2014 GMT
With pre-regatta registration now complete 22 teams have confirmed their entry to the 2014 Half Ton Classics Cup, hosted by the Sport Nautique Saint-Quay-Portrieux (SNSQP). Whilst the entry number might be smaller than in recent years the standard of the fleet is without doubt exceptional and a very closely fought competition is expected. ...

Tour de France à la Voile - Groupama 34 claims crucial win By Fabienne Morin, , 7:27 PM Mon 7 Jul 2014 GMT
Following a long and painful night hiking out upwind, the nine teams of the Tour de France à la Voile arrived in Dieppe (Normandy) at 3pm this Monday. A first offshore leg which sees the victory of Groupama 34. Fabien Henry and his crew extend their lead overall and are now six points ahead of Courrier Dunkerque 3. Not a huge gain, but a psychological edge over the rest of the fleet. ...

Finn Silver Cup - Arkadiy Kistanov takes the lead in Hoorn + Video By Robert Deaves, , 6:02 PM Mon 7 Jul 2014 GMT
At the Finn Silver Cup, Arkadiy Kistanov (RUS), the 2011 Finn Junior World Champion, has taken the lead after a difficult day afloat on the second day in Hoorn, The Netherlands. Only one race was sailed as the breeze faded during the race and eventually switched off after the first boats finished. ...

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