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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. ...

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2014 - Video highlights By, , 11:43 AM Fri 5 Sep 2014 GMT
Video highlights from the 2014 Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup. Video is focus on how the event is organised on the race course. ...

Hairy Biker director changes gear for Volvo Ocean Race TV show By Volvo Ocean Race, , 10:11 AM Fri 5 Sep 2014 GMT
Frenchman François Gandolfi admits he knows 'absolutely nothing' about sailing but his glittering list of credits in British TV over the last two decades includes Hairy Bikers, The Gadget Show, Embarrassing Bodies, A Place in the Sun and many, many others. ...

Maxi 72 Class announced By Press International Maxi Association, , 9:31 AM Fri 5 Sep 2014 GMT
The new class Maxi 72, a former subdivision of the IMA Mini Maxi Fleet, continues to be affiliated with IMA, which is underlined by the unanimous wish of its members to require dual membership for both entities ...

Oakcliff International - Remarkable level of competition on day 1 By Samantha Pilz, Oyster Bay, NY , 9:26 AM Fri 5 Sep 2014 GMT
With the best match racers from around the globe, the 2014 Oakcliff International began with a remarkable level of competition during the first day of racing. With lighter breeze in the morning, teams had to be on the top of their game. Riptide Racing, the current leader in the round robin, realized the importance of concentration against their toughest competitors. ...

Warsaw Indoor PWA World Cup 2014 By PWA World Tour, , 7:28 AM Fri 5 Sep 2014 GMT
It’s back… After eight years away this weekend sees the return of an Indoor PWA World Cup event and it promises to be bigger and better than ever, with Poland’s National Stadium in Warsaw playing host to the créme de la créme of the globes windsurfing talent between the fifth-7th September. The National Stadium is situated just under ten miles away from Warsaw Fredrick Chopin Airport. ...

Barn Door Trophy under threat from refitted Bakewell-White supermaxi *Feature By Richard Gladwell, , 4:58 AM Fri 5 Sep 2014 GMT
The extensively refitted Bakewell-White supermaxi has emerged from the Cookson yard taking her first steps in a serious tilt at the prestigious Barn Door Trophy in the Transpac Race, sailed from Los Angeles to Hawaii. After being based in Australia since 2008, Bakewell-White Yacht Design's 30m Supermaxi 'Lahana' (nee Konica Minolta, nee Zana) returned to New Zealand for what the designer called ...

World Robotic Sailing Championship to take place in Galway City By Irish Sailing Associaton, , 7:12 PM Thu 4 Sep 2014 GMT
Galway City is set to host the seventh World Robotic Sailing Championship (WRSC2014) from 9-13 September 2014. Fully autonomous and unmanned sailing boats, up to 2.5m in length compete over a series of short distance racing, navigation and autonomy challenges, taking place around the Port of Galway. This year teams from Galway, Wales, US, Finland, France, Portugal and Russia will participate. ...

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