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Round Ireland Yacht Race - Bobby Kerr hopes to be part of winning crew By Irish Sailing Associaton, , 3:57 PM Thu 19 Jun 2014 GMT
This year’s Round Ireland Yacht Race is heating up with the announcement that seasoned sailor and former Dragon Bobby Kerr is hoping to be part of the winning crew in one of the most gruelling and challenging yacht racing competitions in the world...and a Wicklow farmer is not impressed! ...

Invitational Team Racing Challenge - Countdown now underway By Jill Campbell/Donata Cuppone, , 2:56 PM Thu 19 Jun 2014 GMT
Anticipation is building for the inaugural Invitational Team Racing Challenge taking place in Porto Cervo, Sardinia, from 2nd-6th July. A full quota of eight international yacht cubs have signed up for the event and the Bavaria B/One sportsboats that will be used on the race course have arrived at the Mediterranean home of organizers the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda. ...

Extreme Sailing Series: Fresh faces join St. Petersburg line-up +Video By Extreme Sailing Series, , 2:35 PM Thu 19 Jun 2014 GMT
Some 34 Extreme Sailing Series containers, housing the Extreme 40 racing multihulls, support vehicles and the huge amount of event paraphernalia needed to stage one of the world’s largest spectator-friendly sailing grand prix, will arrive this weekend in Saint Petersburg courtesy of logistics partner, GAC Pindar. ...

Round Texel Race - Heemskerk and Zanen build race-monster By Willeke Aapkes, , 2:26 PM Thu 19 Jun 2014 GMT
Former Olympic sailor and multiple Round Texel winner Mischa Heemskerk, together with the fanatical cat sailor Eduard Zanen from Texel, are looking to 'fly' around Texel with their remodelled flying M20 catamaran. Winning the Round and setting a new record with a self-built boat is what Heemskerk is looking to achieve. ...

Le Vendée Globe et l’Espagne, une histoire en marche By Olivier Bourbon / agence Mer & Média, , 1:54 PM Thu 19 Jun 2014 GMT
Trois marins espagnols ont participé au Vendée Globe depuis la création de l’épreuve en 1989. Et un seul est venu à bout du tour du monde en solitaire : José de Urgate (photo), en 1992-93. Depuis, Javier Sanso a abandonné deux fois, et Unaï Basurko une fois. ...

61 equipos listos para el Trofeo SM La Reina- Campeonato de ORC Europa By Trofeo SM La Reina, , 12:16 PM Thu 19 Jun 2014 GMT
El Real Club Náutico de Valencia acoge esta prueba europea junto con el Trofeo SM La Reina del 1 al 6 de julio. Un total de 74 embarcaciones procedentes de 8 países diferentes ya ha confirmado su presencia en esta cita. 61 competirán por el título de campeón de Europa de ORC y por el Trofeo SM La reina, mientras que los 13 inscritos de clase Open sólo pugnarán por esta última. ...

ISAF Youth Match Racing Worlds: Entrants confirmed for Helsinki action By ISAF, , 11:33 AM Thu 19 Jun 2014 GMT
Entries for the first ever ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship set to be held in Helsinki, Finland from 23-27 July have been confirmed. Organised by the Nylandska Jaktklubben in conjunction with the International Sailing Federation (ISAF), the ISAF Grade W event will welcome 15 skippers racing J/80 boats. ...

Clipper Round The World Yacht Race - Battle to break home port curse By Clipper Ventures, , 11:08 AM Thu 19 Jun 2014 GMT
Clipper Round The World Yacht Race 2013-14 - The boats in the north have been putting in better runs than the southerly yachts. But with a high pressure system centred west of Ireland and wind coming from where the boats need to go blocking progress, the leading yachts could be forced in to a much longer beat in the final throws of the race. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Spanish Gold medalists involved in sixth entry By Volvo Ocean Race, , 10:40 AM Thu 19 Jun 2014 GMT
Spain is back for the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 with a boat spearheaded by two of the country’s leading sailors, Iker Martínez and Xabi Fernández who will be aiming to help claim their nation’s first victory.It’s the eighth time out of the 12 editions of the race that Spain has been represented in the 41-year-old event. ...

España participará en la Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 By Volvo Ocean Race, , 10:25 AM Thu 19 Jun 2014 GMT
España participará en la Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 ...

America's Cup: Barker and Burling to compete in different multihulls By, , 9:47 AM Thu 19 Jun 2014 GMT
Emirates Team New Zealand will be racing in two regattas in Europe next week: the single-handed A Class European championships in France and the fourth round of the 2014 Extreme Sailing Series in Russia. Dean Barker and Glenn Ashby are on their way to France to compete in the A Class catamaran European championships. ...

Extreme Sailing Series 2014 Act 4 - GAC Pindar announces new skipper By Neil Brotherston, , 9:38 AM Thu 19 Jun 2014 GMT
For Act 4 of the 2014 Extreme Sailing Series in St Petersburg, Russia (26-29 June) GAC Pindar has today named Olympic gold medallist Nathan Wilmot as its new skipper. ...

Superyacht Cup - Hanuman and Lionheart share King's 100 Guinea Cup By The Superyacht Cup, , 7:18 AM Thu 19 Jun 2014 GMT
In the first race of Palma’s Superyacht Cup Hanuman and Lionheart will share the King’s 100 Guinea Cup after finishing tied on corrected time. They actually finished second and third respectively across the finish line behind Ranger which subsequently accepted a penalty for a rules infringement on the approach to the first leeward gate. ...

ORC European Championship 2014 - 58 teams ready to compete By ORC, , 4:23 AM Thu 19 Jun 2014 GMT
An impressive array of talented teams will be assembling soon for the 2014 ORC European Championship, held over July 1-6 at the Real Club Nautico Valencia (RCNV). In total there are 58 yachts from nine countries throughout Europe that will compete for four days on a variety of inshore and offshore race courses. ...

PWA Bonaire World Cup – Preview of the action to come By Chris Yates, , 2:16 AM Thu 19 Jun 2014 GMT
For the first time since 2011, the PWA World Tour will be returning to the paradise Caribbean Island of Bonaire from the 20th to the 24th June, as the contortionists of the windsurfing world prepare to return to action, battling it out for those crucial early season world tour points, as they begin their quest for world dominance. ...

America's Cup: Coutts repeats offer of second AC62 for Challengers *Feature By Richard Gladwell/, , 10:46 PM Wed 18 Jun 2014 GMT
Oracle Team USA CEO, Russell Coutts, has repeated the offer of a second AC62 for the Challengers in the 35th America's Cup, removing a major criticism of the Protocol surrounding the event. Coutts' offer followed a comment made by Oracle Team USA skipper, Jimmy Spithill in the course of a radio interview broadcast a week ago in NZ. ...

ISAF Match Race Rankings - 18 May 2014 By ISAF, , 9:02 PM Wed 18 Jun 2014 GMT
Camilla Ulrikkeholm (DEN) holds on to her World number one position in the Women's ISAF Match Race Rankings whilst Ian Williams (GBR) returns to the top of the Open Rankings. ...

Newport Bermuda Race - Tough choices ahead for skippers By Talbot Wilson, , 7:06 PM Wed 18 Jun 2014 GMT
Tacticians, navigators and skippers in the Newport Bermuda have decisions to make in determining the fastest route to Bermuda. The straight — rhumb line— course is the shortest distance between two points, but it may not be the fastest. Two choices could determine victory or defeat. Will the wind on the course or Gulf Stream current be more important? ...

Giraglia Rolex Cup - Start images by Carlo Borlenghi By Carlo Borlenghi Images, , 6:09 PM Wed 18 Jun 2014 GMT
A fleet of 206 yachts set off in the 62nd Giraglia Rolex Cup. Photographer Carlo Borlenghi was on deck to capture these images of the action. ...

Superyacht Cup Palma - Day 1 images by Jesus Renedo By, , 5:40 PM Wed 18 Jun 2014 GMT
Photographer Jesus Renedo was out on the water to capture these images on day one of the Superyacht Cup Palma. ...

Superyacht Cup Palma - J-Class images by Ingrid Abery By, , 4:48 PM Wed 18 Jun 2014 GMT
Ingrid Abery was on site in Palma at the Superyacht Cup to capture these images of the J-Class opening race action. ...

ISAF Youth Worlds - Turkish National Team revealed By TYF, , 4:09 PM Wed 18 Jun 2014 GMT
The Turkish National Team has been named for the 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship that will be held in Tavira, Portugal from 12-19 July 2014. ...

Stena Match Cup Sweden - Ed Baird joins Magnus Holmberg in the line-up By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 3:33 PM Wed 18 Jun 2014 GMT
Two-time America’s Cup winner and three time ISAF Match Racing World Champion - Ed Baird, joins Magnus Holmberg in the line-up for Stena Match Cup Sweden, the second stage of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour. The event will be celebrating its 20th anniversary this year since it was introduced back in 1994 as an annual regatta in Marstrand. ...

Giraglia Rolex Cup - Grand armada sets off + Video By KPMS, , 2:51 PM Wed 18 Jun 2014 GMT
A grand armada of 206 yachts set off on the offshore component of the 62nd Giraglia Rolex Cup under a sky awash with low cloud and a sea caressed by a warm, but gentle easterly breeze. With so many boats on the water, the start of the 241-nm Mediterranean classic offered a spectacular panorama to those watching from both Saint-Tropez and the northern shore of the gulf. ...

ISAF Match Race Rankings for 18 June 2014 By ISAF, , 1:44 PM Wed 18 Jun 2014 GMT
The ISAF Match Race Rankings for 18 June 2014 have been released. Camilla Ulrikkeholm (DEN) holds on to her World #1 position in the Women's ISAF Match Race World Rankings whilst Ian Williams (GBR) returns to the top of the Open Rankings. ...

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