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Finn Silver Cup - Nearly perfect start in Hoorn + Video By Robert Deaves, , 9:57 PM Sun 6 Jul 2014 GMT
At the 2014 Finn Silver Cup (the Junior World Championship) Anders Pedersen (NOR) had a nearly perfect start in Hoorn, Netherlands on Sunday. He leads overall after a win and second place from the 2011 champion Arkadiy Kistanov (RUS) and Nenad Bugarin (CRO). The second race was won by Mikolaj Lahn (POL). ...

Nacra 17s European championships in La Grande Motte By Groupama sailing team, , 9:49 PM Sun 6 Jul 2014 GMT
A young Olympic series, the Nacra 17, a mixed-double catamaran, is organising its European championships in La Grande Motte, southern France. With some 74 competitors representing 28 nationalities, this Europe is in fact an international rehearsal prior to the world championships due to take place in Santander this coming September ...

Tour de France à la Voile teams are now fully in the game By A.S.O./Tour de France à la voile, , 3:01 PM Sun 6 Jul 2014 GMT
The Tour de France à la Voile nine teams are now warmed-up and fully in the game. Despite the wet and cold conditions on this second day of racing, the crew did not lack energy on the Dunkirk race course today and they are getting more familiar with their new one-design sails. ...

Foiling Week - Moth Class Italian Open Championship Day 2 By Domenico Boffi, , 11:54 AM Sun 6 Jul 2014 GMT
For the Foiling Week 2014 a spectacular sunny day highlighted the colors of Lake Garda and a timely Ora wind guaranteed three races of the Moth Class Italian Open Championship 2014. ...

European Sailing Series Melges 24 - Audi tron taking more action By International Melges 24 Class Association, , 10:48 AM Sun 6 Jul 2014 GMT
Audi tron European Sailing Series Melges 24 – 2014 - After eight races - yesterday's three heats have been sailed under a stable Ora wind blowing 10-15 knots. ...

Audi tron European Sailing Series Melges 24 Act 4 overall By International Melges 24 Class Association, , 10:37 PM Sat 5 Jul 2014 GMT
Audi tron European Sailing Series Melges 24, organised by the Fraglia Vela Riva in cooperation with con B.Plan Sport&Events, valid as the fourth act of the continental sailing circuit dedicated to the most widespread one design boat produced by the Melges Performance Sailboats. ...

Foiling Week - Moth National Open Day 1 By Domenico Boffi, , 9:56 PM Sat 5 Jul 2014 GMT
The Foiling Week commenced today and for the rest of the weekend will see 33 mothies from eight countries and three continents. It 's the National Championship but, thanks to GAC Pindar Logistics and the approaching Foiling Week mixed races, there is a world class entry list. ...

RS:X European Windsurfing Championship and Open Trophy - Day 5 + Video By Icarus Sailing Media, , 9:38 PM Sat 5 Jul 2014 GMT
After four days of tough competition, and yesterday’s no-racing day due to strong winds, the 2014 RS:X European Windsurfing Championship and Open Trophy was all about the double-points Medal Race today. The top 10 men’s and women’s teams were set based on the leaderboard from the eight races held and today was the final push to make it to the podium. ...

America's Cup: Luna Rossa foiling in AC45s at their Italian base By Sail-World, , 9:05 PM Sat 5 Jul 2014 GMT
Max Sirena, skipper of Luna Rossa, was very satisfied with the performance of the the team's foiling AC45 catamaran and said: 'What we experienced today is a great start; with wind between 8 and 15 knots we foiled both upwind and downwind and maintained an average speed that we wouldn’t have expected on the second day of sailing. ...

Tour de France a la Voile: Courrier Dunkerque 3 leads overall rankings By Fabienne Morin, , 8:51 PM Sat 5 Jul 2014 GMT
The nine teams of the Tour de France à la Voile had a tough day on the water today. In a strong wind, with gusts up to 30 knots, Courrier Dunkerque 3 proved to be the master of the game in its homeport. The team skippered by Daniel Souben won two of the three inshore races and takes an early lead overall. ...

ORC European Championship - Past champions rise to the top By ORC Media, , 8:39 PM Sat 5 Jul 2014 GMT
At the ORC European Championships, part of the annual Trofeo SM La Reina, it took four inshore races for several past ORC champions to dig out from their poor showings in the offshore race on Thursday and rise to the top of the leaderboards in both classes at the Real Club Nautico Valencia (RCNV). ...

Invitational Team Racing Challenge - Victory for Italy's C.C. Aniene By Jill Campbell/Donata Cuppone, , 6:30 PM Sat 5 Jul 2014 GMT
At the conclusion of two round robins, with almost 60 races held in the team racing event organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, victory in the Invitational Team Racing Challenge went to Italy's C.C. Aniene skippered by Cristiana Monina and Luca Tubaro. ...

Star World Championship - Germans claim dramatic win in Malcesine By Star Class World Championship, , 6:01 PM Sat 5 Jul 2014 GMT
Today, July 5th, the International Star Class World Championship was decided in dramatic style on the last leg of the last race. GER 8340 Robert Stanjek with crew Frithjof Kleen led by ten points going into the last race and held on in a nervy final race to become the new world champions and the first German world champion for seventeen years. ...

ORC European Championship - Day 3 images by Jesus Renedo By Jesus Renedo, , 5:53 PM Sat 5 Jul 2014 GMT
Jesus Renedo was out on the water for the third day of the ORC Championships in Valencia to capture these images. ...

Soto 40 World Championship - Valencia action on the horizon By Soto 40 Media, , 5:45 PM Sat 5 Jul 2014 GMT
The second World Championship of the Soto 40 International Class will start tomorrow at the Marina Real Juan Carlos I where eight boats of seven countries will be fighting for the title of the Class. The competition will be held on July 6-12 and the boats that will be competing are Alegre (IVB), Bigamist (POR), Earlybird (GER), Glen Ellen XXII (FRA), Ngoni (GBR), Noticia IV (ESP) and Uon (POR). ...

PWA Awaza World Cup - Down to the wire in Turkmenistan By Chris Yates, , 5:32 PM Sat 5 Jul 2014 GMT
The waiting game continued on the penultimate day of the PWA Awaza World Cup. After a glassy and windless start, the wind slowly built in the late afternoon and shortly after five o’clock it looked as though we would see the conclusion of the men’s opening elimination. ...

Route Halifax Saint-Pierre - Off to France! By Kathy Large, Halifax, Nova Scotia , 5:21 PM Sat 5 Jul 2014 GMT
Ocean racers from the Maritimes, Newfoundland, the U.S.A. and France are heading out on another edition of Route Halifax Saint-Pierre on Tues., July 8th. The starting gun fires at noon and sends the fleet from Halifax harbour racing up the Atlantic Coast. ...

Nacra 17 Europeans - La Grande Motte back in Olympic classes arena By Camille El Beze, , 5:08 PM Sat 5 Jul 2014 GMT
La Grande Motte, a purpose built resort 20 minutes east of Montpellier, has a strong past and recent tradition in competitive sailing, but the Nacra 17 Europeans finds the town stepping back into the Olympic classes arena after a break of more than ten years. ...

ORC European Championship - Day 3 images by Max Ranchi By Max Ranchi Photography, , 4:56 PM Sat 5 Jul 2014 GMT
Photographer Max Ranchi was on site for day three of the ORC European Championship to capture these images during races 3-5. ...

Stena Match Cup Sweden - Hansen hat trick in Marstrand + Video By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 4:42 PM Sat 5 Jul 2014 GMT
At Stena Match Cup Sweden, Swedish fans turned out in the thousands to cheer on defending champion, Bjorn Hansen on the way to his claiming a third consecutive victory at the event, on this occasion against Ian Williams and his GAC Pindar crew. ...

Trofeo SM La Reina - Doña Sofía presidirá mañana la entrega de premios By Trofeo SM La Reina, , 3:17 PM Sat 5 Jul 2014 GMT
El presidente del club ha confirmado esta mañana la presencia de Su Majestad La Reina Doña Sofía mañana domingo 6 de julio a las 18:30 en la entrega de premios del XVI Trofeo SM La Reina – Campeonato de Europa de ORC. ...

World Match Racing Tour: See the Finals replay at the Stena Match Cup By Sail-World, , 12:03 PM Sat 5 Jul 2014 GMT
Catch the Semi-Finals and Finals of the Stena Match Cup Sweden, replay from Marstrand. The Stena Cup concludes with the finish of the Semi-Final Round and then into the Finals ...

Audi Tron European Sailing Series Melges 24 - Day 2 By Melges 24, , 5:17 AM Sat 5 Jul 2014 GMT
The Audi tron European Sailing Series Melges 24 has shown to be a very engaging racing. The all-around event is making everyone enjoy deep emotions and lots of dramatic moments with pretty tricky and changeable weather conditions; very close racing between the two leading teams such us Franco Rossini' s Blu Moon (Ten - Three) and Audi Italia Sailing Team's Audi tron (Six - Two). ...

RS:X Europeans - Exciting day 4, but not for racing + Video By Icarus Sailing Media, , 9:28 PM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
An exciting day four at the 2014 RSX European Windsurfing Championships and Open Trophy in Cesme, Turkey – but not for racing, only for the thrill seekers. As athletes arrived on the venue this morning, the conditions out on the race track were already marginal for racing. ...

ORC European Championship - New leaders emerge on day 2 By ORC Media, , 8:12 PM Fri 4 Jul 2014 GMT
Clear sunny skies and a hot offshore breeze greeted the fleet today in their mid-afternoon start to inshore racing at the ORC European Championship. The summer weather and later start gave crews a chance to not only dry out from yesterday's deluge, but also the opportunity to enjoy perfect sailing conditions to start windward-leeward racing in this four-day event. ...

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