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Soto 40 World Championship - Valencia action on the horizon By Soto 40 Media, , 5:45 PM Sat 5 Jul 2014 GMT
The second World Championship of the Soto 40 International Class will start tomorrow at the Marina Real Juan Carlos I where eight boats of seven countries will be fighting for the title of the Class. The competition will be held on July 6-12 and the boats that will be competing are Alegre (IVB), Bigamist (POR), Earlybird (GER), Glen Ellen XXII (FRA), Ngoni (GBR), Noticia IV (ESP) and Uon (POR). ...

PWA Awaza World Cup - Down to the wire in Turkmenistan By Chris Yates, , 5:32 PM Sat 5 Jul 2014 GMT
The waiting game continued on the penultimate day of the PWA Awaza World Cup. After a glassy and windless start, the wind slowly built in the late afternoon and shortly after five o’clock it looked as though we would see the conclusion of the men’s opening elimination. ...

Route Halifax Saint-Pierre - Off to France! By Kathy Large, Halifax, Nova Scotia , 5:21 PM Sat 5 Jul 2014 GMT
Ocean racers from the Maritimes, Newfoundland, the U.S.A. and France are heading out on another edition of Route Halifax Saint-Pierre on Tues., July 8th. The starting gun fires at noon and sends the fleet from Halifax harbour racing up the Atlantic Coast. ...

Nacra 17 Europeans - La Grande Motte back in Olympic classes arena By Camille El Beze, , 5:08 PM Sat 5 Jul 2014 GMT
La Grande Motte, a purpose built resort 20 minutes east of Montpellier, has a strong past and recent tradition in competitive sailing, but the Nacra 17 Europeans finds the town stepping back into the Olympic classes arena after a break of more than ten years. ...

ORC European Championship - Day 3 images by Max Ranchi By Max Ranchi Photography, , 4:56 PM Sat 5 Jul 2014 GMT
Photographer Max Ranchi was on site for day three of the ORC European Championship to capture these images during races 3-5. ...

Stena Match Cup Sweden - Hansen hat trick in Marstrand + Video By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 4:42 PM Sat 5 Jul 2014 GMT
At Stena Match Cup Sweden, Swedish fans turned out in the thousands to cheer on defending champion, Bjorn Hansen on the way to his claiming a third consecutive victory at the event, on this occasion against Ian Williams and his GAC Pindar crew. ...

Trofeo SM La Reina - Doña Sofía presidirá mañana la entrega de premios By Trofeo SM La Reina, , 3:17 PM Sat 5 Jul 2014 GMT
El presidente del club ha confirmado esta mañana la presencia de Su Majestad La Reina Doña Sofía mañana domingo 6 de julio a las 18:30 en la entrega de premios del XVI Trofeo SM La Reina – Campeonato de Europa de ORC. ...

World Match Racing Tour: See the Finals replay at the Stena Match Cup By Sail-World, , 12:03 PM Sat 5 Jul 2014 GMT
Catch the Semi-Finals and Finals of the Stena Match Cup Sweden, replay from Marstrand. The Stena Cup concludes with the finish of the Semi-Final Round and then into the Finals ...

Audi Tron European Sailing Series Melges 24 - Day 2 By Melges 24, , 5:17 AM Sat 5 Jul 2014 GMT
The Audi tron European Sailing Series Melges 24 has shown to be a very engaging racing. The all-around event is making everyone enjoy deep emotions and lots of dramatic moments with pretty tricky and changeable weather conditions; very close racing between the two leading teams such us Franco Rossini' s Blu Moon (Ten - Three) and Audi Italia Sailing Team's Audi tron (Six - Two). ...

RS:X Europeans - Exciting day 4, but not for racing + Video By Icarus Sailing Media, , 9:28 PM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
An exciting day four at the 2014 RSX European Windsurfing Championships and Open Trophy in Cesme, Turkey – but not for racing, only for the thrill seekers. As athletes arrived on the venue this morning, the conditions out on the race track were already marginal for racing. ...

ORC European Championship - New leaders emerge on day 2 By ORC Media, , 8:12 PM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
Clear sunny skies and a hot offshore breeze greeted the fleet today in their mid-afternoon start to inshore racing at the ORC European Championship. The summer weather and later start gave crews a chance to not only dry out from yesterday's deluge, but also the opportunity to enjoy perfect sailing conditions to start windward-leeward racing in this four-day event. ...

Tour de France à la Voile - Courrier Dunkerque 3 wins Prologue By Fabienne Morin, , 6:56 PM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
While the Tour de France a la Voile Race Village was opening its door to the public today, the M34 fleet raced their Prologue. Courrier Dunkerque 3 won in his homeport after a very tight battle against last year’s winner. A taste of what is set to be a captivating competition for the 37th edition of the Tour de France à la Voile. ...

ORC European Championship - Day 2 images by Jesus Renedo By Jesus Renedo, , 6:46 PM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
Jesus Renedo was on the water for day two of the ORC European Championship to capture these images. ...

Stena Match Cup Sweden - First blood to Hansen over Canfield + Video By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 6:36 PM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
Stena Match Cup Sweden was two flights into its Semi-Finals stage at the close of play on the penultimate day of racing and in both matches it remains tied on 1-1. The top four going through to the Semi-Finals were decided earlier today with Italian Francesco Bruni’s Luna Rossa the sole team to win their Quarter Finals in straight sets, in their case against David Gilmour. ...

Star World Championship - Americans claim race win in Malcesine By Star Class World Championship, , 6:19 PM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
Today, July 4th, at the Star World Championship, American team Augie Diaz with crew Arnis Baltins in USA 8465 have more to celebrate than their American holiday: Independence Day. In the pivotal, and ultimately dramatic Race 5, USA 8465 Diaz/Baltins won their first race of the 2014 event and after the calculation of a drop race, maintain a position in the top five of the overall standings. ...

Invitational Team Racing Challenge - Light airs on day 2 By Jill Campbell/Donata Cuppone, , 5:57 PM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
Day two of the Invitational Team Racing Challenge saw the eight competing teams complete the first round robin with the Royal Thames Yacht Club coming out on top with six wins out of seven. In a change to the original format - result from a request by participants to maximize the number of races run on the waters of the Costa Smeralda - racing then continued in the second round robin. ...

J80 European Championship - EV Cataschool claims the crown By Neus Jordi, , 5:46 PM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
Quentin Delapierre, who is only 23 years old, led 'EV Cataschool' to the J80 European Championship crown. Despite being the first year in which this French crew sailed in this class, they won the continental title, dominating the water today under heavy winds. ...

ORC European Championship - Race 2 images by Max Ranchi By Max Ranchi Photography, , 5:34 PM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
Photographer Max Ranchi was on site at the ORC European Championship to capture these images during race 2. ...

VOR - Espanhóis aceleram preparação faltando menos de 100 dias By Volvo Ocean Race, , 5:25 PM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
A equipe espanhola da Volvo Ocean Race tem menos de 100 dias para se preparar para a Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, que começa dia 4 de outubro com a In-port Race de Alicante. A dupla Iker Martinez e Xabi Fernandez, que liderou o Telefónica na edição passada, teve o primeiro contato o novo barco Volvo Ocean 65 durante a semana. ...

PWA Awaza World Cup - Weather halts action on day 4 By Chris Yates, , 5:08 PM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
On day four of the PWA Awaza World Cup, the wind failed to make an appearance as the searing heat prevented the local thermal effect from kicking in. With sailors on hold for the entirety of the day we caught up with a couple of them to discuss yesterday’s racing. ...

Clipper Race - Henri Lloyd wins OneDLL Cup into Den Helder By Clipper Ventures, , 2:34 PM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, Henri Lloyd has won its fifth race of the series, the OneDLL Cup, from Derry-Londonderry to Den Helder, The Netherlands, the fleet’s penultimate stopover before the London homecoming. The win is the team’s ninth podium overall and Canadian skipper Eric Holden and his crew have secured enough points to be unbeatable in the series. ...

Clipper Race - Close match racing in closing stages of the OneDLL Cup By Clipper Ventures, , 11:51 AM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race, following this morning’s tight finish to Race 15, today’s skipper reports reveal the close and competitive racing taking place in the closing stages of the OneDll Cup. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Spanish play catch-up with under 100 days to go By Volvo Ocean Race Media, , 11:16 AM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
Spain’s new entry for the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 arrived in its home country this week as offshore sailing’s biggest event began its 100-day countdown to the start on October 4. ...

Audi Tron Melges 24 European Sailing Series - Blu Moon is leading By International Melges 24 Class Association, , 11:09 AM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
This fourth act of the Audi Tron Melges 24 European Sailing Series hosted by the Fraglia Vela Riva started yesterday in great style with three delivered races under a consistent Ora wind. This Audi Tron European Sailing Series Melges 24 has signed Blu Moon (1-1-2) as the leader of the provisional ranking. ...

World Match Racing Tour: Catch the live action at the Stena Match Cup By Sail-World, , 10:55 AM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
Catch the Quarter and Semi-Finals live of the Stena Match Cup Sweden, live from Marstrand ...

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