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ISAF Sailing Worlds Santander 2014 - Epic battle ahead for Finn fleet By Robert Deaves, , 9:42 AM Wed 10 Sep 2014 GMT
Excitement is building for the 80 Finn sailors from 32 nations heading into next week's Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships. Not only will a new world champion be crowned, and receive the coveted Finn Gold Cup, but also the first 12 nations will qualify for a place at the 2016 Rio Olympics. ...

America's Cup: 'Stay positive' says Spithill to Barker in London By TV3 News, , 8:54 AM Wed 10 Sep 2014 GMT
It is almost exactly a year ago that Oracle won the America's Cup, but time hasn't healed the rift between rivals Jimmy Spithill and Dean Barker. The two were seated next to each other at the London press conference. For three-quarters of an hour, Barker and Spithill managed to avoid eye contact - not even a glance when Spithill admitted Barker was a favourite among the five challengers. ...

Extreme Sailing Series 2014 - Realteam aims to top bill this weekend By Realteam Sailing, , 8:52 AM Wed 10 Sep 2014 GMT
The Extreme Sailing Series travels to Istanbul this weekend for Act 6 of the action-packed stadium sailing circuit. Realteam is currently placed third overall on the season championship leaderboard and the Swiss crew will be fighting to maintain the consistency that they have shown since the start of the season against some of the best sailors in the world. ...

Extreme Sailing Series: Realteam vise le haut de l’affiche ce week-end By Realteam Sailing, , 8:32 AM Wed 10 Sep 2014 GMT
Istanbul accueillera la sixième étape des Extreme Sailing Series du 11 au 14 septembre. Les régatiers suisses de l’équipe Realteam sont sur la troisième marche du podium provisoire, grâce à une régularité admirable depuis le début de saison face aux meilleurs navigateurs du monde. ...

Africa-Europe Challenge - Three short harbor races to be organized By Tamas Szekely, Budapest , 1:13 AM Wed 10 Sep 2014 GMT
Africa-Europe Challenge 2014 - What is considered a great amusement for sailors? A funny harbor race dotted with colorful skill elements will most probably fall into this category. ...

British Sailing Team join forces with Zhik for new clothing range By British Sailing Team, , 8:48 PM Tue 9 Sep 2014 GMT
The British Sailing Team has joined forces with its technical clothing partner Zhik to provide a limited edition retail range which is available to buy online. Tested and proven, Zhik gear is the clear winning choice of Olympic and World Champions around the world. The British Sailing Team has been enjoying the fantastic range of Zhik products ...

America's Cup: Images from the Skippers Media Conference in London By Gilles Martin-Raget/ACEA, , 8:25 PM Tue 9 Sep 2014 GMT
Image gallery from the America's Cup Media Conference held in London. Skippers attending included Max Sirena (Luna Rossa), Franck Cammas (Team France), Ben Ainslie (Ben Ainslie Racing), Dean Barker (Emirates Team NZ), Nathan Outteridge (Artemis Racing) and Jimmy Spithill (Oracle Team USA). ...

Rolex Swan Cup - Early leaders emerge on day 1 By YCCS, , 8:10 PM Tue 9 Sep 2014 GMT
After a short wait as the Race Committee waited for the light breeze to fill in as predicted, the six divisions competing in the Rolex Swan Cup were able to get underway in the first day of racing at the event organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda together with Nautor's Swan and title sponsor Rolex. ...

Rolex Swan Cup - Day 1 images by Carlo Borlenghi By, , 7:47 PM Tue 9 Sep 2014 GMT
Photographer Carlo Borlenghi was on the water for day one of the 2014 Rolex Swan Cup in Porto Cervo to capture these images. ...

America's Cup teams already plotting course to victory By America's Cup Media, London, UK , 7:43 PM Tue 9 Sep 2014 GMT
It's one of the most important times in an America's Cup campaign. The beginning. Get things right in the early stages, and it will be easier later. That's the position the sailors representing the six America's Cup teams were taking on Tuesday during a press conference in London as they assessed how they’ve played the opening gambits in their campaigns for sailing’s oldest prize. ...

Rolex Big Boat Series - Farr 40 International Circuit to be decided By Tink Chambers, , 6:21 PM Tue 9 Sep 2014 GMT
Four cities, 22 total boats, four regattas and 43 races so far - and now it all comes down to this! The Farr 40 International Circuit will be decided during the Rolex Big Boat Series, being held this Thursday through Sunday out of St. Francis Yacht Club. And what better locale to culminate an intense season of sailing than San Francisco Bay - one of the greatest sailboat racing venues in the world ...

ISAF awards Approved Training Center status to Dinghy Academy By Dinghy Academy in Valencia, , 11:11 AM Tue 9 Sep 2014 GMT
Dinghy Academy is pleased to announce that the Audit Report about Dinghy Academy as an ISAF Approved Training Center is now posted on the International Sailing Federation website. ...

America's Cup: Technical issues overshadow Media Conference By Richard Gladwell/, , 10:56 AM Tue 9 Sep 2014 GMT
An America's Cup Media Conference called for London, UK got underway with the live coverage failing to fire. In fact of the expected hour of coverage, the broadcast did not start until 17 minutes before the end. The full replay is now available. ...

America's Cup: Media Conference from London - Replay By Richard Gladwell/, , 9:18 AM Tue 9 Sep 2014 GMT
Skippers from the six teams of the 35th America's Cup werer introduced at a press conference in London on Tuesday, September 9th. The press conference was scheduled to start at 11:00am in the UK, and was to be streamed live, on ...

2014 SB20 World Championship: Waiting,waiting in St Petersburg By SB20 Worlds, , 4:46 AM Tue 9 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 SB20 World Championship - Long waiting for the weather hasn't brought any results: the wind not only hasn’t reached necessary strength, but to be contrary, subsided to zero. At 4 p.m. on a Yacht Club Hercules signal mast judges raised two pennants in a sad way for sailors: Code Pennant and Alpha – races are canceled for today. ...

La Grace - Flagship of Africa-Europe Challenge in 2014 By Tamas Szekely, Budapest , 10:52 PM Mon 8 Sep 2014 GMT
Tall Ship La Grace, an authentically built replica of a brig from the second half of the 18th century, is also to take part in the events of Africa-Europe Challenge Yacht Rally in 2014 as the flagship of the cruise. ...

M32 Cup to be broadcast live from season finale in Stockholm By Peter Gustafsson, , 9:32 PM Mon 8 Sep 2014 GMT
To close out it’s second year, M32 Cup 2014 will be decided in four days of intense racing at Riddarjärden, right in the heart of beautiful Stockholm. The city is often referred to as Beauty on Water, or Venice of the North which is understandable, as the city is built upon 14 islands. This proved to be a great playground for the speedy M32s. ...

Rio 2016: No Vacation - a unique Swiss sailing team HD video from Rio *Feature By Juerg Kaufmann, , 7:18 PM Mon 8 Sep 2014 GMT
Top international sailing and extreme photographer, Juerg Kaufmann (SUI) was in Rio de Janerio for the recent Olympic test event. Perhaps better known for his America's Cup and other sailing events, and of course being Swiss, he loves his mountains. Kaufmann always wants to be unique. This is certainly different, and a very skilful use of images and camera techniques in this High Definition video. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Todos los equipos listos para la Leg 0 By Volvo Ocean Race, , 6:41 PM Mon 8 Sep 2014 GMT
Con la llegada de Team Vestas Wind esta mañana a las 8:30 horas aproximadamente al Muelle de Levante, los siete equipos participantes en la próxima Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 están, por fin, en Alicante, donde el próximo viernes 12 de septiembre dará comienzo la Leg 0, que permitirá probar los protocolos de seguridad. ...

Rolex Swan Cup under starter's orders By YCCS, , 6:35 PM Mon 8 Sep 2014 GMT
A fleet of 93 yachts from Finland's Nautor's Swan shipyard are finalizing registration papers, making last-minute adjustments and practising on the regatta course off Porto Cervo in preparation for the start of racing in the 21st Rolex Swan Cup. ...

Rolex Swan Cup - 93 Swans prepare for flight in Porto Cervo By KPMS, , 5:02 PM Mon 8 Sep 2014 GMT
The Rolex Swan Cup is a traditional sailing regatta that happens to take place in one of the most beautiful sailing venues in the world - Porto Cervo in Sardinia. Teams from 21 different nations make up the 93-boat fleet, and today the hundreds of sailors were making final preparations at the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) for the racing which begins on Tuesday. ...

Warsaw Indoor PWA World Cup - Taty Frans fastest man of the pool By Chris Yates, , 4:17 PM Mon 8 Sep 2014 GMT
After yesterday’s amazing conclusion to the first PWA Indoor event in eight years, the spotlight shifted to the Red Bull Speed Challenge on the final day of the weekend, which saw sailors blitzing their way down the pool through two speed gates as they battled it out for the honour of being crowned the fastest man in the pool. ...

Argo Group Gold Cup - Artemis Racing adds America’s Cup flavor By Talbot Wilson, , 2:20 PM Mon 8 Sep 2014 GMT
In an exciting decision for the Alpari World Match Racing Tour and the Argo Group Gold Cup, event Chairman Past Commodore of the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club Brian Billings is pleased to confirm that Artemis Racing will come to Bermuda in October for the 2014 Argo Group Gold Cup match races. ...

Volvo Ocean race: Team Vestas Wind arrives in Alicante after Qualifer By Sail-World, , 12:23 PM Mon 8 Sep 2014 GMT
Team Vestas Wind has arrived in Alicante, Spain after completing her 2000nm Qualifying Leg for the Volvo Ocean Race. The Chris Nicholson skippered Volvo 65 is the last of the seven entries to arrive ahead of the race start in a month's time. ...

Santander Worlds 2014 - Interview with Mat Belcher (Part I) *Feature By Rob Kothe and Jedda Murphy, , 11:55 AM Mon 8 Sep 2014 GMT
For a sailor who has performed so wonderfully over the last decade Mat Belcher continues to be a very unassuming guy. Recently he was told that he hadn’t been off the podium in 40 plus regattas. A piece of information he was unaware. His response was ‘Wow isn’t that cool’ and that is the measure of the man. ...

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