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America's Cup: Ainslie heads for Los Angeles for Competitor Meeting By Stuart Alexander, , 12:25 PM Sun 13 Jul 2014 GMT
A busy weekend for Olympic champion and America’s Cup challenger Sir Ben Ainslie includes a flight to Los Angeles for a summit meeting at which all the potential challengers for the next Cup, scheduled for 2017, will discuss problems with the current developments. ...

Solar 1 Monte Carlo Cup 2014 - Monaco sunshine new fuel for motorboats By Yacht Club de Monaco, , 10:56 AM Sun 13 Jul 2014 GMT
Three days of festivities attracted 25 teams from international universities, mainly northern Europe and the United States. The futuristic vessels designed and built by these young engineers competed in a fleet race, slalom races and one-on-one challenges in front of the Principality, watched with great interest by passers-by and YCM members. ...

49er and FX Europeans: Final Day - Live video action from Helsinki By Sail-World, , 6:16 AM Sun 13 Jul 2014 GMT
Live video coverage of the Final Day of the 49er and 49erFX European Championships being staged in Helsinki, Finland. The Men race first in the 49er followed by the Women in the 49erFX. ...

Rio cleaning up its act in the lead up to Olympic sailing test event *Feature By Jeni Bone, , 5:27 AM Sun 13 Jul 2014 GMT
As the football World Cup wraps up in Brazil, Brazil's President says the Rio 2016 Olympic Games will be a top priority . The next fixture on the calendar for Rio is Aquece Rio, the first of the sailing test events, to be held 2 to 9 August, 10 Olympic classes will compete of Marina da Gloria, an area notorious for accumulating rubbish on its foreshores and its foul-smelling water. ...

The Clipper Race - Henri Lloyd presented with the Clipper Race trophy By Clipper Ventures, , 5:02 AM Sun 13 Jul 2014 GMT
2013 - 14 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Winning boat Henri Lloyd has been presented with the Clipper Race trophy at a prizegiving ceremony in St Katharine Docks, London, this afternoon having been victorious in the world’s longest ocean race. ...

Audi Melges 20 Riva Del Garda - Levi Grabs hold lead By Melges 20, , 4:16 AM Sun 13 Jul 2014 GMT
At the top, in stunning Riva Del Garda is provisional 2014 Melges 20 Audi-Tron Sailing Series leader Dario Levi aboard Fremito D'Arja. Levi won two of the three races held today, resulting in a substantial eleven point overall lead ahead of second place Guido Miani on Out of Reach. Miani is chased by Achille Onorato's Mascalzone Latino Jr. in third. ...

EFPT Lanzarote - Tow-in action continues on day 4 By EFPT, , 7:31 PM Sat 12 Jul 2014 GMT
On day four of the EFPT Lanzarote the chance of running the freestyle event seemed to be higher than on all the other days of competition despite the very low forecast of only eight knots. Around lunchtime the wind seemed to increase leaving crew, riders and organization with the hopes of being able to run at least the first eight heats of the single elimination to get a result. ...

470 European Championship - Belcher and Ryan trumping the fleet By International 470 Class Association, , 7:08 PM Sat 12 Jul 2014 GMT
470 European Championships 2014 - Athens, Greece. Greek mythology has it that Aeolus is the ruler of the wind, and today the wind was in charge across the race track of the Saronic Gulf. An 18-20 knot breeze for the first race of the day delivering some exhilarating races – three for the women and two for the men. ...

Nacra 17 Europeans - The low-down from Cammas and de Turckheim By Groupama Sailing Team, , 6:49 PM Sat 12 Jul 2014 GMT
The Nacra 17 European Championship Medal Race was contested today and Spanish sailors Iker Martinez and Tara Pacheco took the crown ahead of the Italians Bissaro – Sicouri and the French Besson – Riou. Franck Cammas and Sophie de Turckheim give us the low-down on their part in the championship, which culminated in a thirteenth place overall and saw them rank number two in the France Elite. ...

Iker Martinez et Tara Pacheco champions d’Europe By Camille El Beze, , 6:33 PM Sat 12 Jul 2014 GMT
Ce samedi, au terme d’une Medal race (finale à 10 bateaux) rocambolesque, disputée dans un vent faible et très instable, le duo Espagnol Martinez/Pacheco s’est imposé et a enfoncé le clou au classement. Iker, l’ex champion olympique et triple champion du monde de 49er, associée à Tara, ancienne spécialiste du 470, rafle ces Championnats d’Europe Nacra 17 2014. ...

Nacra 17 Europeans - Iker Martinez and Tara Pacheco claim victory By Camille El Beze, , 6:15 PM Sat 12 Jul 2014 GMT
After starting their title challenge in the worst possible way at the Nacra 17 European Championship, a hole in their hull after a simple collision on the first day, Spain’s Iker Martinez and Tara Pacheco finished off a long, difficult regatta when they collected their first major title as a partnership by clearly winning the sudden death, tricky light winds medal race. ...

Clipper Round the World Race - Henri Lloyd claims overall victory By Clipper Ventures, , 4:36 PM Sat 12 Jul 2014 GMT
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race winning boat Henri Lloyd and the fleet have returned to a heroes’ welcome in London eleven months after setting off. Having conquered Mother Nature’s toughest conditions during the 40,000 mile ocean odyssey, the team was victorious in the overall Clipper 2013-14 Race, claiming a total of eleven podiums and five overall wins to beat second-placed GREAT Britain. ...

Audi Melges 20 Sailing Series - Images by Max Ranchi By Max Ranchi Photography, , 4:25 PM Sat 12 Jul 2014 GMT
Photographer Max Ranchi was on site at Riva del Garda to capture these images during the Audi Melges 20 Sailing Series. ...

49er and 49erFX Europeans - Kiwi World Champions in pole position By Andy Rice, , 3:53 PM Sat 12 Jul 2014 GMT
At the 49er and 49erFX European Championships, both the men’s and women’s World Champions sit in pole position going into the deciding day in Helsinki. In the 49erFX, Alex Maloney and Molly Meech moved ahead of the defending European Champions, Ida Marie Nielsen and Marie Olsen, after a solid day in strengthening winds. ...

Soto 40 World Championship - British boat Ngoni victorious By Soto 40 Media, , 3:40 PM Sat 12 Jul 2014 GMT
After five days of intense racing, the British boat Ngoni, property of Tony Buckingham was crowned 2014 Soto 40 International Class champion, after achieving a second place in the last race in Valencia. Noticia IV – Burriana Nova, property of Luis Martín Cabiedes finished second position, followed by Pedro Mendonça’s Bigamist. ...

Gstaad Yacht Club Centenary Trophy - New oldies for the 4th edition By Carla Anselmi, , 3:33 PM Sat 12 Jul 2014 GMT
There is less than four months to the fourth edition of the Gstaad Yacht Club Centenary Trophy. The event, that will gather the oldest ladies of the classic yachts circuit, has been scheduled for Thursday, October 2nd 2014 and will once more be representing the focal point of classic racing at the Voiles the Saint-Tropez, hosting event of the regatta. ...

49er Europeans: Live video action from Helsinki, Finland By Sail-World, , 10:39 AM Sat 12 Jul 2014 GMT
Live video coverage of the 49er and 49erFX European Championships being staged in Helsinki, Finland. The Men race first in the 49er followed by the Women in the 49erFX. ...

Clipper Race: Fleet begins Victory Parade of Sail up the River Thames By Clipper Ventures, , 7:09 AM Sat 12 Jul 2014 GMT
2013 - 14 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - The Clipper Race has started its Parade of sail at the mouth of the River Thames after completing Race 16 and the full 40,000 mile circumnavigaton last night off Southend, UK. ...

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Great Britain wins race 16 By Clipper Ventures, , 6:52 AM Sat 12 Jul 2014 GMT
2013 - 14 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Great Britain has won the final race of the global series into its home port, finishing Race 16 off Southend, UK at 20:44:33 BST/19:44:33 UTC. ...

Solar 1 Monte Carlo Cup 2014 - Day 1 + Video By Icarus Sailing, , 3:27 AM Sat 12 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Solar 1 Monte Carlo Cup - In the first day of competition, the Fleet race saw the three classes in strong competition with each other. The sun was strong and the water was slightly choppy, a regular day for most boats but still challenging for boats raced previously on lakes or along waterways. ...

EFPT Lanzarote - Tow-in windsurfing action on day 3 By EFPT, , 7:32 PM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
On the third day of the EFPT Lanzarote there were light winds around the event-site throughout the whole day and therefor was committed a 100% to tow-in windsurfing, proving that nowind doesn’t have to be a problem. ...

Nacra 17 Europeans - Iker Martinez and Tara Pacheco out front By Camille El Beze, , 7:09 PM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
At the Nacra 17 European Championships, on the strength of an exceptional run of three second places today in a challenging, shifty Tramontane WNW’ly which peaked at a stamina sapping 26kts, Spain’s Iker Martinez and Tara Pacheco lead going into the final day. ...

Finn Silver Cup - Anders Pedersen claims victory in Hoorn By Robert Deaves, , 6:02 PM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
Anders Pedersen (NOR) has won his first ever Finn Silver Cup, and in his last year as a Junior, without any more races taking place. Arkadiy Kistanov (RUS) took the silver and Nened Bugarin (CRO) took the bronze. For the third day in a row the 32 Finn sailors set out from Hoorn and came back with no more races sailed. ...

Tour de France a la Voile - The game is wide open By Fabienne Morin, , 5:53 PM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
The Tour de France à la Voile 2014 is a wide open game. And this Friday in Granville has been a perfect example. It was a busy day on the water. The M34 fleet had three more inshore races in their agenda, and the objective for Fabien Henry and his crew was to keep Courrier Dunkerque behind them. ...

Half Ton Classics Cup - Concorde wins the Half Ton Spirit Trophy By Fiona Brown, , 5:38 PM Fri 11 Jul 2014 GMT
The 2014 Half Ton Classics Cup came to a sparkling conclusion today with one final thrilling race off the beautiful North Brittany coast and a delightful prize giving on the waterfront of Saint-Quay-Portreiux. With the breeze a little lighter at around 10-14 knots we saw some different faces at the front of the pack today and the finish was incredibly close, both on the water and on corrected time ...

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