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Dutch Match Cup - Gilmour keeps clean sheet in Lelystad By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 5:01 PM Sat 27 Sep 2014 GMT
David Gilmour was the only skipper to keep a clean sheet in today’s light-air action at the Dutch Match Cup in Lelystad. Team Gilmour swept aside their fellow Western Australians in a 3-0 Quarter Final against Keith Swinton and Team Alpari FX. The young Aussies then took the first match of their Semi-Final against the reigning ISAF World Champions, Taylor Canfield and US One. ...

J70 European Championship - Calvi Network emerges victorious By Elena Giolai, , 4:45 PM Sat 27 Sep 2014 GMT
Carlo Alberini of Italy on Calvi Network takes top prize in the first European J70 Championships. On the last exciting day of competition the outstanding Rochas of Spain wasn’t able to topple the leader. ...

Dutch Match Cup - GAC Pindar through to fifth consecutive semi-final By Tom Dowler, , 4:02 PM Sat 27 Sep 2014 GMT
Ian Williams and his GAC Pindar crew responded to a challenging qualifying session on Friday in Lelystad, to win a tense quarter-final against Phil Robertson (WAKA Racing), 3-2 and book a fifth consecutive semi-final in the Alpari World Match Racing Tour at the Dutch Match Cup. ...

Les Regates Royales Trophee Panerai- Cannes - Images by Ingrid Abery By, , 3:48 PM Sat 27 Sep 2014 GMT
Photographer Ingrid Abery was on site at the Les Regates Royales Trophee Panerai- Cannes to capture these images. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Frostad on Boat Design and final changes (Part II) *Feature By Rob Kothe & Jedda Murphy, , 2:18 PM Sat 27 Sep 2014 GMT
The seven One Design VOR 65s were built by a consortium led by Green Marine in the UK. The first of those for the Team SCA women wad delivered in October 2013, the last was supplied to Team Vestas Wind in August 2014. ...

Volvo Ocean Race 10 days to go – Frostad on cultural change (Part I) *Feature By Rob Kothe & Jedda Murphy, , 1:46 PM Sat 27 Sep 2014 GMT
Over the last year we have interviewed Knut Frostad, the CEO of the Volvo Ocean Race four times, at times the stress has shown but yesterday just eleven days before the start of the 2014-2015 Race, he was like a different person, when we met with him again, at Volvo Ocean race headquarters portside in Alicante ...

5.5m IC World Championship: Marazzi on Ali Baba crowned World Champion By Tessa Wiechmann, , 3:08 AM Sat 27 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 5.5m IC World Championship - On Friday, the 5.5m World Championship 2014 came to a close in Porto Santo Stefano, Tuscany. Beautiful sunny skies, the Islands of Elba, Montecristo and Giglio as a backdrop, but unfortunately the wind was too light and shifty to race. After five races with no discard, Swiss Flavio Marazzi on Ali Baba is the 2014 World Champion 5.5m IC. ...

2014 J/24 World Championship - Will Welles’ Cougar clinches By Julie and Christopher Howell, , 2:37 AM Sat 27 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 J/24 World Championship - With just a few points between Will Welles Cougar (USA) and Mauricio Santa Cruz Bruschetta (BRA) there was no room for error in the final two races of the 2014 J/24 World Championship hosted by Sail Newport. ...

2014 Buddy Melges Challenge - Meldgaard and Le Berre ready for semis By WIM Series, , 2:19 AM Sat 27 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 Buddy Melges Challenge - Friday’s racing offered even less breeze than the previous days of the Buddy Melges Challenge. Lotte Meldgaard Pedersen won all her four matches of the day, to win the round-robin stage and secure her slot in the semi finals. ...

Sylt PWA Super Grand Slam - Campello stands out on day 1 By Chris Yates, , 12:38 AM Sat 27 Sep 2014 GMT
The first day of the Davidoff Cool Water Sylt PWA Super Grand Slam saw the men’s and women’s single eliminations begin in extremely challenging conditions, as the wind swung bolt onshore throughout the afternoon, whilst gradually dropping in strength, eventually bringing day one to a close shortly after 7pm. ...

America's Cup: Then and now - Coutts on why Oracle won, and the Venue By, , 10:53 PM Fri 26 Sep 2014 GMT
Writing on his Facebook page on the 12 month anniversary of Oracle Team USA's win in the 34th America's Cup, then team CEO, Russell Coutts cites seven reasons why the US team were successful in their Defence of the trophy. ...

Byte CII World Sailing Championship comes to Royal Varuna, Thailand By Byte Class Media, NSW , 8:41 PM Fri 26 Sep 2014 GMT
You are now looking at what will be on offer at the 2015 Byte CII Worlds! Block out your calendar for 4th-10th July 2015 as this is when the Byte CII class will be visiting the premier sailing club and centre of sailing in Thailand, the Royal Varuna Yacht Club (RVYC) for the prestigious 2015 Byte CII World Championships. ...

J70 European Championships - Light winds on penultimate day By Elena Giolai, , 7:33 PM Fri 26 Sep 2014 GMT
Today was a pleasant September day with light winds at Riva del Garda for the penultimate day of the first European J70 Championships hosted by Fraglia Vela Riva with 33 skiffs taking part from eight different countries. The light wind conditions highlighted the crews which in the course of the championships, due to the assets of the skiff, had gradually progressed. ...

Régates Royales de Cannes – Trophée Panerai: Patience and perseverance By Les Regates Royales, , 5:21 PM Fri 26 Sep 2014 GMT
It took quite a lot of patience and perseverance for organisers and crews alike at the Régates Royales de Cannes – Trophée Panerai, but in the end, after a long wait, the breeze made its appearance on the Bay of Cannes. Postponement flags were lowered and all the classes reached their respective race areas. ...

Dutch Match Cup: Canfield wins Qualifying, six set for Quarters battle By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 5:06 PM Fri 26 Sep 2014 GMT
Going into the final of 22 flights of Qualifying at the Dutch Match Cup, two of the big guns on the Alpari World Match Racing Tour were staring down the barrel of elimination. Either Bjorn Hansen of Sweden or Ian Williams of Great Britain would be facing an early bath in Lelystad. ...

2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup qualification system published By ISAF, , 2:23 PM Fri 26 Sep 2014 GMT
The qualification system for the 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup (SWC) has been published. The 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup will consist of five rounds for all ten Olympic events and where possible, Formula Kite Racing. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Mapfre named as Spanish team sponsor + Video By Sail-World, , 11:09 AM Fri 26 Sep 2014 GMT
The Volvo Ocean 65 'Mapfre' will sail under the colours of Spain in the new edition of the Volvo Ocean Race. It was confirmed today, Friday, that the insurance company Mapfre would become the naming rights sponsor of the Spanish team headed by Pedro Campos. ...

Extreme Sailing Series returns to Nice for the penultimate Act of 2014 By Extreme Sailing Series, , 9:04 AM Fri 26 Sep 2014 GMT
Act 7 of the 2014 Extreme Sailing Series™ global tour is just around the corner, as some of world’s best sailors prepare to descend once again on to the shores of Nice, France, for the penultimate Act in the battle for the 2014 crown. ...

ISAF invites bids for 2016 Women's Match Racing World Championship By ISAF, , 7:55 AM Fri 26 Sep 2014 GMT
The ISAF Women's Match Racing Worlds has been held every year since 1999 with the most recent event in 2014 being hosted in Cork, Ireland as Sweden's Anna Kjellberg claimed an emphatic victory over Camilla Ulrikkeholm (DEN) to take her first world title. Bids must be received by the ISAF Secretariat and must include confirmation of support for the bid from the relevant Member National Authority. ...

2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup, Melbourne - Teaming up By Lisa Ratcliff, , 5:30 AM Fri 26 Sep 2014 GMT
The first event of the ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne, the William Angliss Institute Resort Management Cup, is now taking entries from both school age and open teams. For the third year running, world cup competitors looking for a final tactical tune-up can enter this team sailing event competing for their school, home state or country. ...

Mascalzone Latino Jr. named 2014 Melges 20 European Ranking Champion By International Melges 20 Class Association, , 4:58 AM Fri 26 Sep 2014 GMT
At the end of a very intense European racing season, the International Audi Melges 20 Class Association is pleased to announce and name Achille Onorato's Mascalzone Latino Jr. as the overall 2014 European Ranking Champion. ...

2014 Buddy Melges Challenge - Le Berre keeps winning in Sheboygan By WIM Series, , 4:09 AM Fri 26 Sep 2014 GMT
From flat calm to a little breeze, and with a foggy conclusion. Anne-Claire Le Berre handled it all. With her nine – zero record the French skipper remains undefeated at the top of Buddy Melges Challenge, the fourth and penultimate stage of the 2014 WIM Series, in Sheboygan, USA. ...

J/24 World Championship - Will Welles hangs on going into last day By Julie and Christopher Howell, , 1:53 AM Fri 26 Sep 2014 GMT
With marginal conditions and diminishing visibility on the ocean course, the Race Committee chose to sail inside north of the Newport Bridge for races seven and eight of the 2014 J/24 World Championship hosted by Sail Newport. Will Welles’ Cougar (USA) sailed his throw-out in race seven but came back with a solid six in race eight to hold onto the lead with a total score of 31 points. ...

Open 2.4mR World Championship on the horizon By Bruce Millar, Canadian 2.4mR Class President, , 1:17 AM Fri 26 Sep 2014 GMT
Sailors from around the world will be welcomed to Toronto, Canada for the 2014 Open 2.4mR World Championship. This will be the first time the 2.4mR world championships are held in Canada. Hosting will be The National Yacht Club, which is located on the shores of Lake Ontario near the heart of city. ...

Bart's Bash - Top photographers gain special entry By Ocean Images, , 12:01 AM Fri 26 Sep 2014 GMT
A-list photographers, Richard Langdon, Jesus Renedo, Ricardo Pinto and Rachel Jaspersen obtained special dispensation to enter Bart's Bash in their press boat at the ISAF Sailing World Championships. Look up 'The Santander Snappers' on Just Giving to help add towards their goal for Bart's Bash ...

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