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ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Strong competition for RS:X fleets By Olga Maslivets, International RS:X Class Assoc., , 10:03 PM Wed 17 Sep 2014 GMT
At the ISAF Sailing World Championships in Santander, a strong offshore wind that established through the night was waiting for the RS:X participants at the race area Freixenet in front of the famous Sardinero beach. As always, a change of the wind causes changes in the results. The stronger the change - the more dramatic reshuffle we see. That was exactly the case for today! ...

ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Big breeze on day 6 + Video By ISAF, , 8:18 PM Wed 17 Sep 2014 GMT
Sailors awoke to big breeze in Santander for the sixth day of racing at the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships and with 64 scheduled races it was set to be a big Wednesday. Gusts of up to 30 knots were reported across the race track early on in the day and with an 11:00 local time start some of the fleets took to the water. ...

ISAF Sailing Worlds - The kind of form most sailors only dream about By Robert Deaves, , 7:23 PM Wed 17 Sep 2014 GMT
The UK’s Giles Scott produced the kind of form on the third day of the 2014 ISAF World Championships in Santander that most sailors only dream about. He picked up three more bullets for a perfect score after four races to lead overall from Jonathan Lobert (FRA) and Ed Wright (GBR). ...

Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Azzurra and Ran tied in second By Azzurra Sailing Team, , 7:17 PM Wed 17 Sep 2014 GMT
Azzurra is tied in second place, on equal points with Ran after three races on the opening day of the Zenith Royal Cup in Ibiza. Quantum is in the lead. First day of racing on the waters off Ibiza, where a fleet of eight TP52s takes part in the final event of the Barclays 52 Super Series 2014. ...

Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Quantum Racing ahead of target By 52 Super Series, , 6:24 PM Wed 17 Sep 2014 GMT
Steady consistency across the opening three races of the ZENITH Royal Cup Marina Ibiza sees Quantum Racing ahead of target as they seek to close out their second overall Barclays 52 Super Series title. The series leaders scored a 1,2,3 in Ibiza’s light and shifty conditions on a race course area which is laden with very subtle changes in wind direction and pressure. ...

ISAF Worlds Santander - 19 Rio 2016 Laser Radial spots awarded By ISAF, , 6:12 PM Wed 17 Sep 2014 GMT
The Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championship is the first Olympic Qualification regatta for the Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition with 50% of spots up for grabs across all ten events. ...

Santander 2014 ISAF Worlds - 21 broadcasters to take live coverage By ISAF, , 4:31 PM Wed 17 Sep 2014 GMT
Twenty one broadcasters have signed up to take live coverage from the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships. As well as unprecedented coverage from broadcasters, including ESPN (USA), BBC, OSN and beIN France, taking the championships to over 40 territories worldwide, the ISAF YouTube Channel will broadcast the action live. ...

Route du Rhum - Yann Eliès ready to race on a multihull By Vendee Globe, , 2:10 PM Wed 17 Sep 2014 GMT
A major figure in the Vendée Globe (*), Yann Eliès still intends to compete in the next edition of the non-stop solo round the world race. Meanwhile, he is earning his keep doing another little job, or rather a big one, as he is going to take the helm of the MOD70 trimaran Paprec-Recyclage in the Route du Rhum. ...

Rolex Swan Cup - Looking forward to the next 30 years By KPMS, , 10:58 AM Wed 17 Sep 2014 GMT
For 30 years the Rolex Swan Cup has been attracting sailors to Porto Cervo for all kinds of reasons. Some love the cut-and-thrust of the racing, others enjoy the camaraderie of going sailing with close friends and family; then there is the great weather, the breathtaking mountains of northern Sardinia and stark, craggy islands dotted around the race course. ...

America’s Cup: The Future is foiling – AC45s to be modified By America's Cup, , 10:25 AM Wed 17 Sep 2014 GMT
The six America’s Cup teams have agreed to a project that will see the existing fleet of AC45 catamarans modified into fully foiling catamarans for racing in the America’s Cup World Series (ACWS). The teams have also committed to continue to race the foiling AC45s on the America’s Cup World Series circuit in 2018, following the conclusion of the 35th America’s Cup in 2017. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Win a stopover trip by designing an ECsix T-Shirt By Sail-World, , 10:16 AM Wed 17 Sep 2014 GMT
Do you want to win a trip of a life time to any port of call along the Round the World Race in 2015? Great, because it is simple! All you have to do is design, scribble, write or draw a T-Shirt design and submit it online at 'You don’t have to be a designer to win, we are after the best creative idea that fits our brand' says ECsix’s Scott Vogel. ...

Red Bull 49erFX: On the eve of the Worlds in Santander By Molly Meech and Alex Maloney, , 9:52 AM Wed 17 Sep 2014 GMT
Red Bull 49erFX team of Molly Meech and Alex Maloney report just before Santander: This week has sped by in a blur! It feels like it was a few hours ago that we were here typing our last blog. It has been a cool week for us here in Santander, and the excitement is building for the first race day of the 2014 ISAF Worlds. ...

America's Cup: Ben Ainslie Racing launches partnership with Yamaha By Sail-World, , 9:21 AM Wed 17 Sep 2014 GMT
Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR) Team Principal, Sir Ben Ainslie, launched a new team partnership with Yamaha Motor in the UK. The occasion was the presentation of the first of the BAR team’s new 9.8m Scorpion Serket RIB chase boats, with twin Yamaha F225 engines, delivered at the Southampton Boat Show. ...

Rio 2016 Daylight the issue for Olympic sailing regatta By Rob Kothe & Jedda Murphy, , 4:29 AM Wed 17 Sep 2014 GMT
London 2012 49 Olympic Gold Medallist Nathan Outteridge signals major issue with Rio 2016 regatta Plenty of boat park time at Santander World 2014 as the race organisers struggle to keep racing on track in light airs and in discussions this week, the Australian gave this assessment of a major issue looming for the sailing regatta in 2016 ...

ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander - Day 5 video highlights By ISAF, , 3:44 AM Wed 17 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander - It was a tough fifth day of racing for all of the fleets at the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships with a challenging up and down wind playing havoc across the seven race courses. ...

ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander images by Jesús Renedo By Jesús Renedo, , 3:16 AM Wed 17 Sep 2014 GMT
Photographer Jesús Renedo was on the water for 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander to capture these images. ...

PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - No action on day 2 By Chris Yates, , 2:16 AM Wed 17 Sep 2014 GMT
The first item on the itinerary for the second day of the KIA Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup was to remove the fishing boat, which was a prominent feature during yesterday’s Super Session, from the reef after running aground on the eve of the event. The sailors remained on hold until 6pm, but with a deteriorating swell no competition was able to be held today. ...

470 Men and Women Worlds - Game on for Olympic Qualification By 470 International Association Class, , 12:56 AM Wed 17 Sep 2014 GMT
Two conflicting breezes cancelled each other out this morning at the 470 Men and Women World Championships, keeping teams postponed ashore. But it was soon back out to the ocean courses for the 470 Men and Women in what turned out to be another challenging day for teams and the Race Committee. ...

ISAF Sailing World Championships: Finns off to slow start in Santander By Robert Deaves, , 9:28 PM Tue 16 Sep 2014 GMT
Two days into the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championship and after more than 13 hours afloat the Finn fleet has only one race to show for it. It was a good race though with wins going to Oliver Tweddell (AUS) and Giles Scott (GBR), but then after a long wait the fleet was sent ashore. Three races are now planned for Wednesday. ...

ISAF Sailing World Championships - Seesaw Day 5 in Santander + Video By ISAF, , 8:24 PM Tue 16 Sep 2014 GMT
It was a tough day five of racing for all of the fleets at the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships with a challenging up and down wind playing havoc across the seven race courses. ...

Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Kiwi Ray Davies returns to TP52 fleet By 52 Super Series, , 6:16 PM Tue 16 Sep 2014 GMT
Rán Racing claimed victory in the official practice race today off Ibiza, the final preparation before the start of the ZENITH Royal Cup Marina Ibiza, the finale to the Barclays 52 Super Series. In gentle breezes Niklas Zennström’s team made the best of the shifts early in the race and were able to keep a loose cover on Azzurra and Quantum Racing to cross the finish line first. ...

Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - TP52 Azzurra to take part in Bart's Bash By Azzurra Sailing Team, , 6:08 PM Tue 16 Sep 2014 GMT
Tomorrow, Wednesday, September 17th, the Royal Cup kicks off, closing event of the Barclays 52 Super Series circuit, that runs until Sunday the 21st when Azzurra will take part in the Bart's Bash 'global regatta'. The eight TP52 gathered in Marina Ibiza for the Zenith Royal Cup took part in the customary Practice race, held under a light breeze that topped 8-9 knots ...

Etchells European Championships on Weymouth bay By Rob Goddard, , 5:25 PM Tue 16 Sep 2014 GMT
The Etchells European Championship 2014 was three days of racing in Weymouth bay, sailed in generally a moderate strength shifting wind coming from a North Easterly direction. David Campbell-James was PRO for the Portland based regatta organised by the WPNSA, the location was chosen as the start of a two year program of Etchells events leading up to the 2016 Etchells Worlds to be held here. ...

A complete recap of the most successful Melges 20 World Championship By International Audi Melges 20 Class Association, , 4:13 PM Tue 16 Sep 2014 GMT
We are fun, speed, best performance, great people, top quality, pure one design, a high level of sailing... We are the Audi Melges 20. On the heels of an amazing World Championship in Riva Del Garda, Check out the latest fresh video - a complete recap of the most successful World Championship ever held. ...

Rolex Big Boat Series - Prizegiving images by Chuck Lantz By Anna Parker,, , 3:08 PM Tue 16 Sep 2014 GMT
Photographer Chuck Lantz was on site for the 2014 Rolex Big Boat Series prizegiving to capture these images. ...

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