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Kieler Woche - Platoon, Rockall IV and Solconia German ORC Champions By Herman Hell, , 10:47 AM Thu 26 Jun 2014 GMT
In a series that featured a wide variety of conditions and course formats over five days of competition, the International German ORC Championship (IDM) has this year produced three worthy new champions who excelled among some tough local and international competition. ...

A-Class Europeans: Ashby leads, Barker foils 13 places on leaderboard By Sail-World, , 10:11 AM Thu 26 Jun 2014 GMT
Current World Champion, Glenn Ashby scored two wins to retain his lead in the 2014 European A-Class Catamaran Championships, being sailed on Lake Hourtin, Bordeaux, France. Three days have now been sailed in the regatta and today's was the best for sailing with winds of 15-17kts, allowing the multihulls to foil ...

Extreme Sailing Series: Big shifts test crews on Practice Day By, , 9:38 AM Thu 26 Jun 2014 GMT
Testing conditions on practice day at the St Petersburg Extreme Sailing Series Regatta had crews battling massive wind shifts and a 4-knot current across the River Neva course. Neither the fickle breeze nor the current got in the way of the Emirates Team NZ crew’s twin missions for the day: get to understand more about the course and work on crew combinations. Barker has jumped in the A-Cats Euros ...

2014 Etchells World Championship: Former hockey star takes the lead By New York Yacht Club, , 4:10 AM Thu 26 Jun 2014 GMT
Hank Lammens (USA) has taken the overall lead in the 2014 World Etchells Championships being sailed off Newport RI. He overtook the overnight leader Bill Hardesty (USA) after the second day of sailing in the regatta. 'We're starting with 100 boats, anything can happen,' said Lammens. ...

Coutts Quarter Ton Cup: Outstanding opening day on the water By Fiona Brown, , 10:12 PM Wed 25 Jun 2014 GMT
Warm sunshine, sea breezes and an excellent fleet of Quarter Tonners are ingredients guaranteed to produce an outstanding day on the water and the opening day of the 2014 Coutts Quarter Ton Cup certainly lived up to everyone's expectations. ...

African Kite Racing Championships - True-to-form on day 2 + Video By Panagiotis Marinopoulos, , 9:48 PM Wed 25 Jun 2014 GMT
The African Kite Race Championship stayed true-to-form on day two at 7Bft Kite House in Soma Bay with more exciting competition between some of the world’s top kite racers. The winds were strong again and gave the kiters the chance to really show off their skills. ...

Newport-Bermudes: Cruelle fin de course pour l’équipe Zoé II By Daniel Lévesque, , 9:33 PM Wed 25 Jun 2014 GMT
L’équipe québécoise Zoé II qui participait à la Newport-Bermuda Race a connu une fin de course pénible. Le vent est tombé à environ 50 miles du but alors que le groupe dirigé par François Brassard occupait la première position de sa classe. En principe, la pression aurait dû revenir par tribord. Les fichiers météo prédisaient une bascule du sud-ouest. ...

RC44 Puerto Sotogrande - Team Aqua claims match racing lead + video By Jessica Gray, , 9:19 PM Wed 25 Jun 2014 GMT
Sotogrande, the new Spanish venue for the 2014 RC44 Championship Tour, laid on idyllic conditions with flat water and breeze gusting at times to 20+ knots, for the match racing on the opening day of the RC44 Puerto Sotogrande Cup. New faces also appeared in the results today with Bronenosec the top scoring boat, unbeaten in all five matches. ...

Kieler Woche - Hat-trick for Philipp Buhl By Herman Hell, , 8:33 PM Wed 25 Jun 2014 GMT
At Kieler Woche, it was a strong finish for the national German Sailing League. Whereas the first five gold medals were won by international competitors, the German fleet were successful in the 470 Women, the 49er and the Laser. On top came two more gold medals in the Paralympic classes. ...

Giraglia Rolex Cup - More than a simple yacht race By KPMS, , 5:58 PM Wed 25 Jun 2014 GMT
The Giraglia Rolex Cup has always been more than a simple yacht race. It is a symbol of friendship between countries, yachtsmen and yacht clubs. The 62nd edition was no exception. ...

ISAF Youth Worlds - Swedish team revealed By SSF, , 5:47 PM Wed 25 Jun 2014 GMT
The Swedish Sailing Association has announced five sailors who will represent their country at the 2014 ISAF Youth World Championships in Tavira, Portugal from 12 - 19 July. 29er representatives Emil Järudd and Fabian Bergman are two of Sweden's top Optimist dinghy sailors and took the challenge of sailing the 29er in August 2013 ...

Solitaire du Figaro - Elies approaching final turn By Marie Le Berrigaud-Perochon, , 5:10 PM Wed 25 Jun 2014 GMT
Solitaire du Figaro Stage 3 leader Yann Eliès (Groupe Queguiner-Leucemie Espoir) had around 31 miles to make to the final turn for Les Sables d'Olonne and the finish line at 1600hrs French time this afternoon. The back to back double winner of La Solitaire du Figaro-Eric Bompard cachemire has been modulating his pace nicely. ...

Stena Match Cup Sweden - Nicolai Sehested looks to step up his game By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 4:58 PM Wed 25 Jun 2014 GMT
Rising Danish Match Racer Nicolai Sehested will be looking to step up his game at the Stena Match Cup Sweden, the second stage on the Alpari World Match Racing Tour. Sehested and his Trefor Match Racing team have received the final wild card invite this week, which now completes the line-up for the 20th anniversary edition of the event. ...

IMOCA Ocean Masters New York to Barcelona Race, Resumen final By Leslie Greenhalgh, , 10:16 AM Wed 25 Jun 2014 GMT
Saliendo de Manhattan el 1 de junio, la IMOCA Ocean Masters New York to Barcelona Race ha sido el primer evento organizado por la empresa Open Sports Managment de Sir Keith Mills, con sede en Lausana, que adquirió los derechos de comercialización de la clase IMOCA, en octubre de 2012. ...

IMOCA Ocean Masters New York to Barcelona - Wrap up event report By Leslie Greenhalgh, , 9:42 AM Wed 25 Jun 2014 GMT
Starting from Manhattan on 1st June 2014, the IMOCA Ocean Masters New York to Barcelona Race was the first event organised by Sir Keith Mills’ Lausanne-based company Open Sports Management since it acquired the commercial and marketing rights to the IMOCA class in October 2012. ...

Realteam veut poursuivre sur sa lancée à Saint Petersbourg By Realteam Sailing, , 8:24 AM Wed 25 Jun 2014 GMT
L’équipage suisse de Realteam participe cette fin de semaine à la quatrième étape des Extreme Sailing Series, le circuit annuel des Extreme 40, à Saint Petersbourg, en Russie. Deuxième de l’Act III en Chine début mai, Realteam compte confirmer sa quatrième place au classement général face à l’élite mondiale du 26 au 29 juin. ...

Extreme Sailing Series Act 4 - Realteam looks to continue podium run By Realteam Sailing, , 8:16 AM Wed 25 Jun 2014 GMT
The Swiss crew onboard Realteam head to St Petersburg in Russia this week to race Act four of the Extreme Sailing Series and with a second place at the last Act in China at the beginning of May, they are keen to consolidate their fourth overall against some of the world’s greatest sailors. ...

America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ confident to mount Cup Challenge By Richard Gladwell/, , 4:35 AM Wed 25 Jun 2014 GMT
Emirates Team New Zealand chairman Dr Keith Turner has announced that the team has now reached the point where it has the confidence to mount a challenge for the 35th America’s Cup. He says the team has secured sufficient private and sponsorship funding to proceed to the next stage without needing Government funding during this period. ...

African Kite Racing Championships - Day 1 By Panagiotis Marinopoulos, , 2:52 AM Wed 25 Jun 2014 GMT
The African Kite Championship 2014, one of the world’s largest kite surfing competitions, returns to Egypt the Red Sea at 7Bft Kite House in Soma Bay. Champions from around the world, top-ranked sailors, and emerging young talent have traveled to Egypt to compete for the 20,000 Euro prize money given out by the Egyptian Sailing ...

Etchells Worlds: Former champ Hardesty leads after Day 1 in Newport RI By New York Yacht Club, Newport RI, USA , 1:01 AM Wed 25 Jun 2014 GMT
For two-time Etchells World Champion Bill Hardesty (San Diego) it was hard to imagine a better start to the 2014 Etchells World Championship, which is hosted by the New York Yacht Club. Hardesty and his team placed second in both races and lead the regatta overall, with Ante Razmilovic's Swedish Blue team (London, U.K.) in second and defending world champion Marvin Beckmann (Houston) in third. ...

America's Cup: Artemis Racing expresses concern over Protocol aspects By Sail-World, , 12:35 AM Wed 25 Jun 2014 GMT
Former Challenger of Record for the America's Cup, Artemis Racing (SWE) has expressed some reservations about key aspects of the Protocol, announced in early June, for the 35th America's Cup. Their concerns cover the elimination of San Francisco as the Match venue; the costs of dual venues; and the elimination of teams being eliminated early along with issues already raised by others. ...

A-Cat Europeans: Team NZ's Ashby leads after two days in France By Sail-World, , 12:06 AM Wed 25 Jun 2014 GMT
Glenn Ashby leads the 2014 Europeans Championship organized by Cercle Voile Bordeaux, France, after two days of sailing. Today Lake Hourtin saw decent winds for the third and fourth qualifying races. Ashby won both races in fleet A and Jason Waterhouse did the same in the B fleet. ...

PWA Bonaire World Cup – Day 4, the most radical yet By Chris Yates, , 10:42 PM Tue 24 Jun 2014 GMT
With the wind howling right from the word go for the third day in a row at the PWA Bonaire World Cup, the second single eliminations began promptly at 9:30am. However, the action which followed was like nothing we’ve ever experienced before as the sailors took freestyle to a totally different level. ...

Extreme Sailing Series: Team NZ's Burling and Davies preview Act 4 By Emirates Team NZ, , 10:12 PM Tue 24 Jun 2014 GMT
Emirates Team NZ's Peter Burling and Ray Davies preview Act 4 of the Extreme Sailing Series to be sailed in St Petersburg, Russia. Despite it being on the opposite side of the planet, the temperature is not too dissimilar to back home in New Zealand, already in its winter. ...

Kieler Woche – Front runners span five nations By Herman Hell, , 9:51 PM Tue 24 Jun 2014 GMT
On day four of Kieler Woche following three days of strong winds, there was only a light breeze on the outer fjord in Kiel. But that did not really make life of the race directors and sailors easier, since the crews proceeded on their courses at a snail’s pace - too slow to get a complete race program done. ...

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