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Finn Junior Worlds - Battle for the Jorge Bruder Silver Cup By Robert Deaves, , 10:41 AM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
This could be the most hard fought for Silver Cup so far with a large group of favourites hoping to win the cup in their last year as a junior. Peter McCoy (GBR) finished fourth last year, but then won the 2013 Junior European Championship a few weeks later. Anders Pedersen (NOR) is Norway's top Finn sailor and picked up the bronze in last year's Junior Europeans. ...

Mobiles drive traffic - 72% increase in page view *Feature By Brendan Maxwell, , 10:03 AM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
The key boat buying demographic, the 40 to 65 age group, has embraced online media enthusiastically, with video, imagery and major feature stories providing much more information and entertainment than ever before. More and more people are choosing large-screen smartphones (phablets) over seven to eight-inch tablets says the key industry data group, the International Data Corporation (IDC). ...

La Solitaire du Figaro – Eric Bompard Cachemire - Beyou got advantage By Riva Com, , 4:18 AM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
With just less than 100 miles to go this afternoon on Leg 4 of La Solitaire du Figaro-Eric Bompard cachemire it may be advantage to Jérémie Beyou (Maitre Coq) as the race leader has his main rivals behind him as he seeks to win this famous solo race for the third time, but the final set of the stage in to Cherbourg-Octeville still has huge potential for upsets. ...

Solitaire du Figaro - Figaro Master Metronome Beyou wins his third By Riva Com, , 3:29 AM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
When he crossed the finish line off Cherbourg-Octeville at 11h20m50s (UTC +2hrs) this morning to win the 45th edition of La Solitaire du Figaro overall for the third time Jérémie Beyou, sailing Maître Coq, wrote himself into the solo race's record books, joining only three skippers to have triumphed overall three times. ...

ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship - Cyprus team all set By Petros Papagiorgis, , 11:46 PM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
The Cypriot team taking part in the 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship are in the last stages of their preparation with eight sailors heading to Tavira, Portugal. The 2013 ISAF Youth Worlds was held in Limassol, Cyprus and gathered positive comments from all participants with knowledge transferred to the Tavira organising team. ...

Hobie Multi Europeans - Challenging day on the water + Video By Patrik Pollak, , 9:43 PM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
Hobie 16 is the biggest fleet at the Multi Europeans but not the only one. Hobie Wild cat is a challenging high performance one design class. But any Hobie today was challenging. Strong wind, big waves made it hard just to sail around the course. ...

PWA Awaza World Cup - Valerie Ghibaudo hits back on day 3 By Chris Yates, , 9:19 PM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
The waiting game continued on day three of the PWA Awaza World Cup as the sailors endured another long day on the beach. Just like yesterday the wind arrived in the early evening allowing the second elimination of the women’s slalom to be completed, in similar tricky conditions to yesterday, whilst the men have been whittled down to the top twenty-four. ...

470 Junior Worlds - Five nations on the podium By 470 International Association Class, , 9:07 PM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
Three medals were secured with a day to spare at the 470 Junior World Championships yesterday. So today’s medal race was all about who would claim bronze in the Women and Silver and Bronze medals in the Men/Mixed events. Despite closely fought racing and a few close shaves, the same teams holding the podium places going into the medal race retained them to safely secure their medals. ...

RS:X Europeans - Champaign conditions in Cesme + Video By Icarus Sailing Media, , 8:47 PM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
After one day of relaxation at the 2014 RSX European Windsurfing Championships and Open Trophy in Turkey, today the windsurfers were back on the race track and resumed racing. Perfect conditions with the breeze around 20 knots – for some fast and furious racing. ...

Star World Championship - Hard fought win on day 4 + Video By Icarus Sailing Media, , 8:13 PM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
Day four at the 2014 International Star Class World Championship will be remembered as the longer, until now, of this 92nd edition. Two races were in schedule due to the yesterday’s cancellation of the race number three in order to catch up with the program. ...

ORC European Championship - Wet and wild start in Valencia By ORC Media, , 8:02 PM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
With stormy weather featuring rain squalls over 25 knots, huge waves, and even a waterspout in the course area, the 51 entries from 11 nations had a wet and wild start today at the 2014 ORC European Championship being held with the Trofeo SM La Reina at the Real Club Nautico Valencia (RCNV). ...

J80 European Championship - Interface Concept reclaims lead By Neus Jordi, , 7:17 PM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
France’s 'Interface Concept', skippered by Simon Moriceau, finished first in the only race held today at Barcelona’s Maresme waterfront in the J80 European championship staged by Club Náutico El Balís. The French team recovered the lead replacing 'Factor Energía', commanded by José María van der Ploeg, who still has options to fight for the title of the event that will finish tomorrow. ...

Invitational Team Racing Challenge underway By Jill Campbell/Donata Cuppone, , 6:59 PM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
The first edition of the Invitational Team Racing Challenge, organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in Porto Cervo, got off to a superb start with perfect sailing conditions and well over half of the matches in the round robin completed on day one. ...

Tour de France à la voile - Docks of Dunkerque are buzzing By Fabienne Morin, , 5:36 PM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
It’s the day before the Tour de France a la Voile Prologue. The docks of Dunkerque are buzzing with activity. Crew members and shore teams are working hand in hand in a race against time. And for those who are better prepared, it’s a day on the water... Will they be the first to cross the finish line tomorrow? ...

Stena Match Cup Sweden - Action-packed match racing + Video By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 5:22 PM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
Stena Match Cup Sweden is known for being one of the few events where, thanks to the boats and venue topography, sailors can race in anger inshore in gale force conditions with spinnakers. Over its 20 years this has provided some of the most action-packed match racing of all time, all visible to the spectators packing Marstrand’s natural sailing stadium. ...

Oceans of Hope yacht arrives in Portsmouth By Heather Ewing, , 5:19 PM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
Oceans of Hope, the 20-metre yacht undertaking the first circumnavigation with a working crew of people with multiple sclerosis (MS), has arrived in Portsmouth, UK, on the latest leg of the 61,000-kilometre (33,000-nautical mile) global voyage. ...

Solitaire du Figaro - Experience was ultimately the key By Marie Le Berrigaud-Perochon, , 4:55 PM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
Experience was ultimately the key for the winner of the 2014 La Solitaire du Figaro Eric Bompard cachemire which finished into Cherbourg Octeville Wednesday. The 38 year old Jérémie Beyou who won the fourth and final stage of the race was joined on the podium after his 14th participation by two 30 year olds and a 25 year old. ...

RORC Transatlantic Race - Polishing up the silver By Trish Jenkins, , 4:26 PM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
Two magnificent perpetual trophies will be awarded to winners of the Royal Ocean Racing Club's inaugural Transatlantic Race this November. Departing from Puerto Calero, Lanzarote, the first yacht to complete the course and cross the finish line, 2,800 miles later in Grenada, will be presented with an exquisite sterling silver trophy by the International Maxi Association (IMA). ...

Melges 24 European Sailing Series Cup arrives in Riva del Garda By International Melges 24 Class Association, , 3:32 PM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
Audi and Melges 24 are gathering for the first time at Riva del Garda for what is the fourth act of the European Sailing Series, taking place between today and Sunday at the upper Benaco Lake side with 46 participating teams coming from eleven nations. ...

Youth Worlds level set high by Zofia Klepacka + Video By ISAF / Imogen Stanley, , 3:22 PM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
Zofia Noceti-Klepacka (POL) is one of the most successful sailors to ever compete at the ISAF Youth Worlds Sailing Championships, winning a record four consecutive gold medals between 2001 – 2004, matching Sally Cuthbert. From 1993 – 1996 Cuthbert won four straight gold medals in the Laser II class, a record no one thought would be matched until Klepacka came along just five years later. ...

ORC Europeans - Coastal Race images by Max Ranchi By Max Ranchi Photography, , 3:02 PM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
Photographer Max Ranchi was out on the water at the ORC Europeans to capture these images during the Coastal Race. ...

Anna Tunnicliffe competing at the CrossFit Mid-Atlantics + Video By Anna Tunnicliffe, Pittsburgh, PA , 12:55 PM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
Twice Rolex Sailor of the Year and Olympic Gold medalist, Anna Tunnicliffe (USA) alternates between sailing aboard Alinghi in the Extreme Sailing Series, and chasing a serious ranking in the world of CrossFit. She skipped sailing aboard the Extreme 40 Alinghi in last weekend's Extreme Sailing Series in St Petersburg, Russia. But she will be back aboard as tactician for the next regatta in Wales ...

ORC European Championship Valencia 2014 - Coastal race start photos By Jesús Renedo, , 12:54 PM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
Photographer Jesus Renedo was on deck at the ORC European Championship Valencia to capture these images during the Coastal race. ...

Clipper Race - Choppy conditions as fleet closes in on Den Helder By Clipper Ventures, , 11:46 AM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet is closing in on Den Helder in the Netherlands with the first yachts expected to arrive at the dock around 08:00 (local time, UTC-GMT +2) on Friday 4 July.,Henri Lloyd is still leading the fleet, which is currently running in winds of 20 knots off the north east of England with the direction expected to back round to the south west this afternoon. ...

Lightning Youth World Championship - Final day By International Lightning Class Association, , 4:13 AM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
Lightning Youth World Championship - On the final day of racing 'typical' Buffalo Canoe Club weather prevailed. PRO Rob Ruhlman reported 'winds were steady from 240 - 230 and increased as the day went on from six –seven to fifteen - sixteen knots.' Three races were completed to determine the 2014 Lightning Youth World Champions - Congratulations to the Brazilian Team of Felipe Rondina, Jose Afonso ...

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