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Gazprom Swan 60 Worlds - Petite Flamme secures first regatta win By Jessica Francis, , 6:03 PM Tue 5 Aug 2014 GMT
The second day at the Gazprom Swan 60 World Championship featured a lighter sea breeze and new faces at the front of the fleet as the light and tricky conditions tested the tacticians, navigators and strategists to their limit. The first race saw the German Offshore Challenger team onboard SGM secure a clean start and break early to the right of the course. ...

Allen RS Feva World Championships - Five nations in the top 10 By Pip Baily, , 4:49 PM Tue 5 Aug 2014 GMT
The 2014 RS Feva World Championships went off with a bang in true RS Feva style with 184 RS Fevas, 368 sailors and hundreds of parents, siblings and supporters descended on Yacht Club de Carnac, in Brittany for the seventh World Championships in eight years. ...

El Kiwi Wislang, último fichaje de Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing By Volvo Ocean Race, , 4:23 PM Tue 5 Aug 2014 GMT
Daryl Wislang volverá a la Volvo Ocean Race a bordo de Azzam, el barco de Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing. El neozelandés de 33 años pasa a formar parte de la escuadra liderada por el inglés Ian Walker, como lo hace Matt Knighton, que ocupará la posición de reportero a bordo. ...

Copa del Rey Mapfre - IRC 1 images by Max Ranchi By Max Ranchi Photography, , 3:38 PM Tue 5 Aug 2014 GMT
Photographer Max Ranchi was on site at the Copa del Rey Mapfre to captures these images of the IRC 1 class during races three and four. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Kiwi Daryl Wislang returns with a point to prove By Volvo Ocean Race, , 3:25 PM Tue 5 Aug 2014 GMT
The Volvo Ocean Race start is fast approaching and Daryl Wislang will be returning to the race onboard ADOR’s Azzam with a point to prove after being named in Ian Walker’s race crew on Tuesday. The 33-year-old New Zealander’s call-up coupled with the appointment of Matt Knighton as Onboard Reporter completes Abu Dhabi’s line-up for ocean racing’s toughest test which begins in Alicante on October 4 ...

ORC World Championship - Day 2 images from Kiel By Max Ranchi Photography, , 3:08 PM Tue 5 Aug 2014 GMT
Pavel Nesvadba and Max Ranchi were out on the water for day two of the ORC World Championship to capture these images in Kiel. ...

Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta- Rain in the bay and beyond By Daniel Smith, , 2:33 PM Tue 5 Aug 2014 GMT
The 324 sailors from 34 nations competing at the Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta 2014 woke up to rain on Guanabara Bay and beyond as the predicted cold front came in overnight. Whilst the front is some way off Rio de Janeiro, Brazil it’s influence is impacting on the race areas. ...

Soto 40 World Championship - Words from Soto 40 Int'l Class Secretary By Lucas Ezequiel Vescio, , 4:37 AM Tue 5 Aug 2014 GMT
After the second Soto 40 International Class World Championship, I think it’s important to thank and congratulate the Soto 40 European Association for the effort and the excellent organization of an event that has exceeded our expectations. ...

2014 Copa del Rey Mapfre - Excellence confirmed on day 1 By Icarus Sailing Media, , 3:31 AM Tue 5 Aug 2014 GMT
The bay of Palma has confirmed its excellent reputation as a race course on the opening day of the 33rd Copa del Rey Mapfre. The wind conditions allowed the teams to sail the two races scheduled for all classes. ...

420 World Championship - Italy and Spain claim gold in Travemuende By 420 Sailing, , 10:01 PM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
It was a waiting game on Sunday’s final day of racing at the 420 World and Ladies World Championships as teams waited anxiously under postponement ashore for the call to the race track and contest the final two races. ...

PWA Tenerife World Cup - Women kick start action in El Médano By Chris Yates, , 9:11 PM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
The opening day of the Tenerife PWA World Cup saw the sailors registering between 10am and 12pm. Over the duration of the morning the wind slowly built and by the late afternoon the women began their single elimination, after the juniors had earlier taken centre stage. By the end of the opening day, all but one heat of the first two rounds has been completed. ...

Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week - First start postponed on day 3 By Rupert Holmes/CWL, , 8:13 PM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
At Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week, day three was one of windshifts, gusts and lulls in a mostly south-westerly breeze that averaged 8-10 knots, until a stronger west-southwesterly that reached 18 knots, became established mid-afternoon. ...

Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta - Racing canceled on day 2 By ISAF, , 7:28 PM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
For Rio de Janeiro's thousands of tourists Monday 4 August was the perfect day with a beating Brazilian sun, clear South American skies and the occasional gust of light breeze to cool down bathers on Copacabana Beach. Unfortunately, for the 324 sailors from 34 countries it was not perfect conditions for sailboat racing as light winds forced the Race Committee to cancel all the day's racing by 16:0 ...

Copa del Rey - Quantum dominates opening day By 52 Super Series, , 7:15 PM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
As the Bay of Palma delivered typically glamorous sea breeze conditions to open the 33rd Copa del Rey, the third regatta of the Barclays 52 Super Series, Doug DeVos’ Quantum Racing proved best able to maintain the highest level of consistency on a race area which places such a high premium on winning and using the key left flank of the upwind track. ...

ORC World Championship - Light wind opening day of racing By ORC Media, , 6:52 PM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
A dominant high pressure center in northern Germany today challenged sailors and race managers alike in the first day of racing at the 2014 ORC World Championship, but there is one race on the scoreboard and five early leaders in the competition. The northerly breezes never topped eight knots and dropped at times below five before shutting down completely and preventing further racing today. ...

Copa del Rey - Azzurra closes first day with a third By Azzurra Sailing Team, , 6:43 PM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
Azzurra closed the opening day of racing at the Copa del Rey with a third, tied on points with second-placed Ran. Quantum clearly dominated the day. The 33rd Copa del Rey Mapfre, third stage of the Barclays 52 Super Series, kicked off today on the waters of the bay of Palma. ...

Gazprom Swan 60 World Championship - Russians dominate opening day By Jessica Francis, , 6:33 PM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
At the Gazprom Swan 60 World Championship, the two teams representing Saint Petersburg Yacht Club, Bronenosec (RUS) helmed by Commodore Vladimir Liubomirov and Tsaar Peter (RUS) crewed by the Gazprom Youth Sailing Challenge, dominated the first day of racing. The event is held in conjunction with the 33 Copa del Rey Mapfre in Palma winning races one and two apiece. ...

Optimist British Open and National Champ - Sunshine aplenty on day 3 By Amy Cada, , 6:09 PM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
Weymouth delivered sunshine and lighter winds for the 450 plus sailors competing at the Volvo Gill Optimist British and National Championships today. A flat sea state was consistent across all the courses with 6-8 knots of wind, which picked up slightly when the sea breeze came in the afternoon. ...

Copa del Rey Mapfre - Day 1 images by Carlo Borlenghi By Carlo Borlenghi Images, , 5:23 PM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
Carlo Borlenghi was out on the water for day one of the Copa del Rey Mapfre to capture these images of the action. ...

Copa del Rey Mapfre - Images by Max Ranchi By Max Ranchi Photography, , 5:03 PM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
Photographer Max Ranchi was on deck for races one and two at the Copa del Rey Mapfre to capture these images. Enjoy! ...

Lysekil Women’s Match - All set for Swedish West Coast action By WIM Series, , 4:05 PM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
When the Lysekil Women’s Match begins Tuesday, the event will be celebrating its tenth anniversary with a very competitive field of nine crews of six sailors each. Will Danish world number one Camilla Ulrikkeholm take her fourth consecutive victory in the beautiful Swedish West Coast archipelago? Can World Champion Anna Kjellberg get her first triumph on her home waters? ...

Extreme Sailing Series - Singapore to host 2015 Series opener By Extreme Sailing Series, , 3:52 PM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
Singapore is set to host the curtain-raiser to the 2015 Extreme Sailing Series world tour – the first of eight Host Venues across three continents to be revealed, confirmed Series organisers OC sport and Series Main Partner, Land Rover. ...

Yacht Club Costa Smeralda preparing for international regattas By Jill Campbell/Donata Cuppone, , 3:39 PM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
While holidaymakers flock to Sardinia to enjoy stunning beaches and sweltering August temperatures, staff at the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda are hard at work preparing for two major international regattas in September. The Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup and the Rolex Swan Cup will see thousands of sailors from around the globe flock to the exclusive resort of Porto Cervo for two weeks of world-class sailing. ...

Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta - Fleets ready for lift off By Daniel Smith, , 3:14 PM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
After the Finn and RS:X fleets kicked off racing at the Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta 2014 on Sunday, the remaining seven will start on Monday 4 August. All five race courses will be used on Monday with three areas - Ponte, Escola Naval and Pão de Açucar -situated inside Guanabara Bay and the other two - Copacabana and Niterói - located outside the bay in open water. ...

Vendée Globe - Nicolas Hulot supports Energy Challenge + Video By Solène Rennuit, , 2:37 PM Mon 4 Aug 2014 GMT
Nicolas Hulot, Special Envoy of the French President for the 2015 Conference on Climate Change, has announced his support for Phil Sharp’s zero-carbon emissions Vendée Globe campaign, whilst welcoming him as an ambassador for his Foundation. ...

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