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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. ...

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - High stakes and capricious winds By KPMS, , 5:54 PM Thu 4 Sep 2014 GMT
A crucial part of any yacht race or regatta is the expertise of the organizing body. Top class events, featuring cutting-edge, expensive yachts and the cream of international sailing talent, demand the highest professionalism in their race management. Competitors require racing to be fair, enjoyable, well managed. ...

Trittel and Kalinina in the lead after day 1 of the Formula Kite Euros By Markus Schwendtner, Mielno , 4:52 PM Thu 4 Sep 2014 GMT
The first qualifying races of the European Championship in Kiteboarding in Mielno, Poland were run today. Florian Trittel is leading in the men's fleet with a 4-3-1-1 score ahead of Riccardo Leccese and Oliver Bridge. 17 year old Elena Kalinina won all but one of her races today and is first in the women's ranking with local rider Aga Grzymska (POL, ML/Ozone) in second and Tatiana Sysoeva in third ...

ISAF Worlds, Santander - Tension building in Nacra 17 and Finn fleets By ISAF, , 3:22 PM Thu 4 Sep 2014 GMT
A pocket of Nacra 17 and Finn racers will head into the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships marked as favourites following exceptional results throughout 2014. However with the stakes high and tension mounting there will be plenty of competitors aiming to peak and upset the form book in the Spanish city. ...

Extreme Sailing Series - Pressure builds as title challenge heats up By Extreme Sailing Series, , 2:01 PM Thu 4 Sep 2014 GMT
Less than two weeks after the conclusion of Extreme Sailing Series Act 5 Cardiff, presented by Land Rover, the Extreme 40 fleet is due for arrival in Istanbul, where the historic city will play host to the 12 competing international teams. The 100 square mile city, that straddles both Europe and Asia over the Bosphorus Bridge, will become the Series’ temporary residence, 11-14 September. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng arrives in Alicante for start By Dongfeng Race Team, , 12:16 PM Thu 4 Sep 2014 GMT
Life just got very real for the Chinese sailors onboard ‘Dongfeng’ as they docked at the Volvo Ocean Race HQ in Alicante in the early hours of this morning. They have gone from hopeful candidates submitting their CV’s ten months ago, to arriving in Alicante, home to the start of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. ...

2014 505 World Championship - Rondar celebrates the championship title By Stuart Bayliss, Hampshire , 8:12 AM Thu 4 Sep 2014 GMT
Rondar boats dominated the recent 505 Worlds at Kiel, Germany, with first to fourth overall and 11 boats in the top twelve. The event was one of the most open events for several years with six boats able to win going into the last race. ...

Oakcliff hosts an international battle By Samantha Pilz, Oyster Bay, NY , 7:57 AM Thu 4 Sep 2014 GMT
Twelve international teams from six different countries including Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand, France, Switzerland, and the United States will begin racing on Thursday. The Oakcliff International, a Grade Two match race, is the final stop on the US Grand Slam Series. The US Grand Slam series also includes the Chicago Grand Slam, Detroit Cup, and Knickerbocker Cup. ...

Southern Spars One Design complete 500th J/70 rig By Sail-World, , 12:26 AM Thu 4 Sep 2014 GMT
With just over a week to go until the inaugural J/70 World Championship, the team from Southern Spars One Design are celebrating the build of the 500th J/70 carbon mast at their facility in Sri Lanka. 'The first J/70 prototype rig was tested in 2011. The first five rigs were delivered in 2012 and now here we are two years later having just completed rig #500! ...

Rolex Big Boat Series - Anticipation building for 50th edition By Barby MacGowan, , 9:50 PM Wed 3 Sep 2014 GMT
With over 100 entries, anticipation is building for next week’s 50th Anniversary edition of the Rolex Big Boat Series (RBBS), hosted by St. Francis Yacht Club. The regatta kicks off Thursday, Sept. 11, to host hundreds of sailors over four days of buoy and stadium-style racing in the ever-challenging and seemingly always breezy conditions on San Francisco Bay. ...

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - Competition heats up in Porto Cervo By YCCS, , 7:05 PM Wed 3 Sep 2014 GMT
Day three of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup and Mini Maxi Rolex World Championship 2014 brought continued sunshine and blue skies and a shifty northerly breeze of around 10 knots. In the seven-boat Mini Maxi division competing for the world championship title Alegre maintains the overall lead she has held since day one, although her rivals grow dangerously closer each day. ...

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - A meeting of elegance, power, speed and prowess By KPMS, , 6:00 PM Wed 3 Sep 2014 GMT
Established in 1980, the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup is a meeting of elegance, power, speed and prowess. Large, powerful yachts engaged in direct competition in a spectacular and challenging environment. Organized by YC Costa Smeralda and the International Maxi Association, the event has been the jewel of Rolex’s international yachting portfolio since 1985 and this year is celebrating its 25th edition. ...

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - Tight at the top after day 3 By International Maxi Association, , 5:00 PM Wed 3 Sep 2014 GMT
Day three of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup and Mini Maxi Rolex World Championship was blessed with bright sunshine and a northerly gradient breeze, which shifted north east in the afternoon. A significant swell was still evident and changeable conditions developed as the sea breeze arrived during the afternoon. ...

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - Action shots by Ingrid Abery By, , 4:05 PM Wed 3 Sep 2014 GMT
UK photographer Ingrid Abery was on the water at the 2014 Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup in Porto Cervo, Sardinia to capture these images. ...

Baltic Match Race - Mati Sepp claims victory in Tallinn By Piret Pomerants (As Amended by ISAF), , 3:56 PM Wed 3 Sep 2014 GMT
From 29-31 August, the ISAF Grade 2 Baltic Match Race was held in Tallinn, Estonia with teams from Estonia, Finland, Sweden, Poland, Korea, New Zealand and Australia competing. Throughout the three day event there was a round robin, semi final and final. ...

ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - 470 sailors out to defend crowns By ISAF, , 3:05 PM Wed 3 Sep 2014 GMT
ISAF Rolex World Sailors of the Year Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie (NZL) and Mat Belcher (AUS), with crew Will Ryan, will be out to defend their 470 world titles at the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships. The Kiwi and Australian sailors have been the stand out 470 racers in recent years with success after success wherever they compete. ...

RS Feva World Championship - Carnac recap + Video By Golly Tucker, , 2:44 PM Wed 3 Sep 2014 GMT
Summer was long and gorgeous, The Allen RS Feva Worlds in Carnac were just unbelievable. Here is a little reminder to make that summer feeling last that bit longer! And if you are still about in 2015 why not use it to look forward to a worlds with a difference in Travemunde, Germany on the Baltic next July. ...

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 CEO Knut Frostad talks (Part III) *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team, , 2:12 PM Wed 3 Sep 2014 GMT
Sail-World talked to Knut Frostad, the Volvo Ocean Race CEO a few days after it was announced the Danish company was sponsoring the seventh entry in the 2014-15 Race. Here is part three in that interview series (there are links below to parts I and II). ...

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Team España, a las puertas de Alicante By Volvo Ocean Race, , 12:10 PM Wed 3 Sep 2014 GMT
Team España, el equipo español de la Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 liderado por los medallistas olímpicos Iker Martínez y Xabi Fernández, llegará a Alicante hoy a las 12:30 horas aproximadamente. El Volvo Ocean 65 patroneado por el donostiarra salió de la base de entrenamiento del equipo en Sanjenjo el pasado día 30 de agosto. ...

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