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Invitational Team Racing Challenge - All set for Porto Cervo action By Jill Campbell/Donata Cuppone, , 5:25 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
Only a few hours until racing gets underway in the first edition of the Invitational Team Racing Challenge organized by the YCCS from second through 6th July. The sixteen participating crews, representing eight teams, have been arriving in Sardinia over the past few days and spent today on the water getting to grips with the Bavaria B/One boats and the brisk conditions off Porto Cervo. ...

Solitaire du Figaro - Gahinet wins overall Bénéteau rookie ranking By Mathilde Mermod, , 5:20 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
After a difficult 440-mile last leg, Gwénolé Gahinet crossed the finish line of La Solitaire du Figaro this Wednesday in Cherbourg-Octeville in 22nd position at 12:08:37. The skipper of Safran-Guy Cotten won the overall Bénéteau rookie ranking, 52 minutes ahead of the British sailor, Sam Matson. ...

ÅF Offshore Race - German boat wins Big Boat Class By Simone Felsberger, , 4:54 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
Varuna fastest around Gotland - but another German boat won the Big Boat class. German Varuna became the first returning boat in ÅF Offshore Race and thus took this year's 'line honor'. Fun, but difficult with such light winds, constant trimming, patience and demanding for the crew. But more mental than physical, summarizes skipper Jens Kellinghausen of this year's competition. ...

Varuna snabbast runt Gotland – men annan tysk båt vann Big Boat By Simone Felsberger, , 4:50 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
Tyska Varuna blev första båt i mål i ÅF Offshore Race och tog därmed årets 'line honour'. Roligt, men svårt med så lätta vindar, ständigt trimmande, tålamodsprövande och krävande för besättningen. Men då mer psykiskt än fysiskt, sammanfattar skepparen Jens Kellinghausen årets tävling. ...

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - Rendezvous returns August 31st By KPMS, , 4:37 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
In a just under two months’ time, the world’s number one rendezvous for Maxi yachts returns in the shape of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup. Taking place from 31 August – 6 September, the competition is always one of the international yachting calendar’s standout occasions. ...

Solitaire du Figaro - Jérémie Beyou claims leg 4 win By Marie Le Berrigaud-Perochon, , 4:10 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
In La Solitaire du Figaro-Eric Bompard cachemire, at 11h 20m 50s (French time, 09h 20m 50s UTC) Jérémie Beyou (Maître Coq) crossed the finish of the fourth and final stage off Cherbourg-Octeville to win the leg from Les Sables d'Olonne and also secure his third overall victory over his 14 participations. ...

ISAF seeks modern catamaran for future Youth Worlds editions By ISAF, , 4:02 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
ISAF is seeking a modern, lightweight catamaran with spinnaker and daggerboards to be used at the ISAF Youth Sailing Worlds. The selected manufacturer will be required to supply and maintain the multihull equipment. Key criteria include that the equipment represents a clear pathway to the Olympic Games, is cost effective, visually appealing and athletically challenging for competitors. ...

Jérémie Beyou remporte la Solitaire du Figaro 2014 By Agence Mer & Media, , 3:45 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
Jérémie Beyou a mis tout le monde d'accord à Cherbourg ! Il remporte la dernière étape mais surtout sa troisième Solitaire du Figaro, épreuve qu'il avait déjà gagnée en 2005 et 2011. Trois victoires sur cette grande classique est un exploit que seuls trois marins de légende du Vendée Globe avaient réussi à ce jour : Philippe Poupon, Jean Le Cam et Michel Desjoyeaux ...

The Foiling Week - The first 'Invitational' of the Moth Class By Domenico Boffi, , 3:10 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
At the Foiling Week, in addition to the Open National Championships, the first Moth Invitational will take place. Some of the best mothies in the world will fight in an innovative short course, very fast and tactical: the TFW Moth Invitational. ...

470 Junior Worlds - Flawless performances on day 4 By 470 International Association Class, , 2:11 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
There were flawless performances from the French teams on this critical fourth day at the 2014 470 Junior World Championships. Two more races wrapped and two more to go before the top 10 Medal Race on 3 July. Back to back race wins for the French men's and women's teams of Guillaume Pirouelle/Valentin Sipan and Maëlenn Lemaitre/Aloïse Retornaz. ...

Oman Sail gears up for the start of the Tour de France a la Voile By Oman Sail, , 1:17 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
On Friday 4 July, the Oman Sail M34 squad will line up against some of France’s leading offshore sailors for the 37th edition of the eight-stage marathon race around the coast of France starting in Dunkerque on the English Channel and racing 733 nautical miles to finish at the end of July in Nice on the Mediterranean. ...

Lake Garda: 18 Foot Skiff European Championships 2014 By Event Media, , 1:17 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
During the first couple of days the 18 footers succeeded with six very good races organised by the Yacht Club Campione at Lake Garda. British Jarrod Simpson has taken a two point lead over American Howard Hamlin. But top is very close with only few points to the next boats. ...

Clipper Race - Tension builds as the fleet enters the Pentland Firth By Clipper Ventures, , 12:37 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race, with less than 50 miles now separating the entire fleet, race 15, the OneDLL cup looks set to be one of the most contested races so far as the teams enter the notorious stretch of water known as the Pentland Firth. ...

La Solitaire du Figaro-Eric Bompard cachemire - Outlook far from clear By Marie Le Berrigaud-Perochon, , 12:27 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
For overall leader of La Solitaire du Figaro-Eric Bompard cachemire, Jérémie Beyou, the outlook for the fourth and final leg of the 2014 miles race is far from clear. ...

Top fleet for International Moth World Championships at Hayling Island By Mark Jardine, , 11:11 AM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
The event has attracted an astounding 130 helms and 18 nations with sailing stars from the Olympics and America’s Cup all converging to race for one of the most coveted titles in the dinghy sailing world. The team at HISC, with their world-class facilities, are all set for the event. ...

Ergo Hestia Raceboard European Championships 2014 - Overall By Ergo Hestia Raceboard European Championships, , 10:20 AM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
Three races heralded the start of the 2014 'Ergo Hestia' Raceboard European Championships which took place in Sopot, Poland. World Champion, Max Wojcik, racing on home turf, started as he meant to continue with two firsts. ...

IFCA Slalom Youth and Masters World Championships 2014 - Day 5 By International Windsurfing Association, , 9:05 AM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
The last possible start was 17:00h, the minutes ticked away relentlessly, some doubted the wind would appear but at 14:30, the heat of the Bay of Roses finally drew in 10 to 17 knots. All to play for and great spectator action: super-fast board speeds, massive spin outs, and crashes at the marks. ...

Thomas Coville teste son Géant Sodebo By Vendee Globe, , 3:57 AM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
Cinq petites semaines après la mise à l’eau à Vannes du maxi-trimaran Sodebo Ultim’, les tests et la préparation en vue de la Route du Rhum se poursuivent pour Thomas Coville. Les entraînements vont durer tout le mois de juillet, avec deux navigations offshore au programme. ...

Hobie Multi European Championships - No wind, no racing today By Patrik Pollak, , 3:07 AM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
Half across the world or brothers? What is best combination for successful team? One way or the other all had a chance to relax today. No wind no racing, saving energy. ...

Star Class World Championship - Thrilling Day 2 + Video By Icarus Sailing, , 2:43 AM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
Star World Championship - Race Day 2 of the 2014 International Star Class World Championship came to a thrilling end today after an intense battle between the top three boats and a near photo finish where only five seconds separated first and second place. The beauty sophistication, and power of the Star Boats racing on Lake Garda this afternoon was only matched by the lake's breathtaking scenery ...

J80 European Championship - Spain's Van der Ploeg leads By Neus Jordi, , 8:57 PM Tue 1 Jul 2014 GMT
At the J80 European Championship, 'Factor Energía' skippered by José María van der Ploeg, has taken the lead after the second day of the event held at Barcelona's Mareseme waterfront. Van der Ploeg recorded a win to take the lead from French team 'Interface Concept', which is currently second. 'Movistar', commanded by 2010 European champion Carlos Martínez, ranks third after. ...

PWA Awaza World Cup - Light winds prevail on day 1 By Chris Yates, , 7:59 PM Tue 1 Jul 2014 GMT
The first day of the Awaza PWA World Cup saw the opening ceremony take place at 11am as the President of Turkmenistan, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, arrived to mark the official beginning of the event, who was introduced to the PWA Chairman, Jimmy Diaz reigning world champions Antoine Albeau and Delphine Cousin as well as the extremely talented Taty Frans. ...

Star World Championship - Intense battle on day 2 By Star Class World Championship, , 7:50 PM Tue 1 Jul 2014 GMT
Race day two of the 2014 International Star Class World Championship came to a thrilling end today after an intense battle between the top three boats and a near photo finish where only five seconds separated first and second place. The beauty, sophistication, and power of the Star Boats racing on Lake Garda this afternoon was only matched by the lake's breathtaking scenery. ...

49er and 49erFX Junior Worlds - Emotional wins for Spain and Denmark By Ben Remocker, , 7:29 PM Tue 1 Jul 2014 GMT
Day four of the 49er Junior World Championship was a two stage affair. The morning had two normal races for all fleets, followed by the afternoon where the top 10 from each fleet raced three Theatre Races to complete the championship. Aarhus delivered another day of westerly unstable winds from 8-12 knots, a fitting continuation of the challenge these U24 sailors have faced all week. ...

Stena Match Cup Sweden - A change of fortune + Video By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 7:18 PM Tue 1 Jul 2014 GMT
A change of conditions brought a change in fortune for a number of the 14 teams competing in the second day of Qualifying at Stena Match Cup Sweden, stage two of the 2014 Alpari World Match Racing Tour. Today the wind was lighter and blowing out of the southwest. ...

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