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Bart's Bash - Top photographers gain special entry By Ocean Images, , 1:01 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 ...

Platu 25 Worlds - EUZ II Monella Vagabonda is still leading in France By Sabrina Bonaiti, Antibes , 12:43 AM Fri 26 Sep 2014 GMT
After four very competitive races yesterday at the Platu 25 World Championship, the Italian 'EUZ II Monella Vagabonda' owned by Francesco Lanera and helmed by Sandro Montefusco is still leading, followed by the Swiss 'Superbusi' helmed by Mathias Bermejo who placed two brilliant first places yesterday. ...

5.5m IC World Championship - Three challenging races on day 4 By Tessa Wiechmann, , 9:11 PM Thu 25 Sep 2014 GMT
There were challenging weather conditions with extremely changeable winds ranging from four to 16 knots from the southeast veering to the northeast at the end of the day, sunshine and then dark menacing clouds on the fourth day of the 5.5m World Championship 2014 in Porto Santo Stefano. ...

J70 European Championships - Carlo Alberini strengthens lead on day 2 By Elena Giolai, , 7:40 PM Thu 25 Sep 2014 GMT
Carlo Alberini of Italy on Calvi Network strengthens his lead with an 11 point advantage at the J70 Europeans. Former European 420 junior champion and current national on the Olympic 470, Simon Sivitz Kosuta, was forced to pull out of the competition after suffering serious damage to his boat. ...

St. Barth Cata Cup - Olympic duel on the island By St. Barth Cata Cup, , 7:12 PM Thu 25 Sep 2014 GMT
In less than two months, Saint Barthélémy will host the seventh edition of the St. Barth Cata Cup, which will take place from November 19 to 23 in St. Jean bay. A keen fan of regatta, John Casey will be participating for the sixth time and hopes to use the opportunity to perfect his skills for the Olympics. ...

Régates Royales de Cannes – Trophée Panerai - Mixed bag on day 3 By Les Regates Royales, , 6:02 PM Thu 25 Sep 2014 GMT
Day three of the 2014 Régates Royales de Cannes – Trophée Panerai, featured the right alchemy that makes sail racing perfect: good weather conditions, excitement and top level crews. The Classics had their course set in the area from Cap Roux to Cap Esterel, but a fading wind forced the race Committee to shorten the course off La Napoule. ...

Dutch Match Cup - High winds and big wipeouts in Lelystad By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 5:51 PM Thu 25 Sep 2014 GMT
High winds tested the twelve teams to the edge of physical and mental control on day two of the Dutch Match Cup in Lelystad. A new event on the Alpari World Match Racing Tour (AWMRT), the event in Lelystad presents the crews with a new challenge, of mastering the small, light Maxfun25s with ridiculously big asymmetric spinnakers. ...

Route du Rhum - Yann Guichard to sail Spindrift 2 solo By Spindrift Racing, , 3:57 PM Thu 25 Sep 2014 GMT
Multihull expert Yann Guichard will depart from Saint-Malo on November 2nd to take on one of the biggest challenges of his career to date. He will be representing Spindrift Racing, the professional sailing team he manages alongside Dona Bertarelli. ...

Route du Rhum - Non-stop training for the Safran monohull By Safran Sailing Team, , 2:46 PM Thu 25 Sep 2014 GMT
Five weeks before the start of the 10th edition of the Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe, the training sessions are non-stop for the Safran monohull in Southern Brittany between La Trinité-sur-Mer, Port-la-Forêt and Lorient. For his fifth Route du Rhum – and third in the colours of Safran - Marc Guillemot has not been shy in stating his goal: to win this revered title in Pointe-à-Pitre. ...

Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image - Best sailing photo of the year sought By Zenith, , 2:25 PM Thu 25 Sep 2014 GMT
Zenith partners the 'Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image' photo competition which brings together the most important ocean photographers from all over the world. For the fifth consecutive year, the best yacht racing photographers from all over the world are preparing to take part in the great 'Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image' international competition. ...

Groupama Race - Franck Cammas ready to compete By Groupama Race, , 2:19 PM Thu 25 Sep 2014 GMT
The famous title holder of the last Volvo Ocean Race (around the world with crew and ports of call) triple winner of the Jacques Vabre Transit, The Route de Rhum and elected twice french Navigator of the Year, has engaged in the longest windward leeward race in the world : 600 nautical miles around New Caledonia and its lagoon which is part of the world heritage for Humanity. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Yann Riou, getting you up close and personal By Dongfeng Race Team, , 2:07 PM Thu 25 Sep 2014 GMT
Meet the man charged with the task of getting you up close and personal in the upcoming Volvo Ocean race. There is only so much storytelling that can be done from on land. We can imagine what it’s like onboard, we can Google synonyms and write emotive sentences about the team we know so well, but we know we’re not even scratching the surface as far as telling the real story is concerned. ...

Marseille One Design concludes GC32 racing season + Video By Icarus Sailing Media, , 1:56 PM Thu 25 Sep 2014 GMT
Racing for the foiling GC32s resumed in dramatic style at the Marseille One Design, run by Sirius Evènements with backing from the city of Marseille. An exciting event with plenty of lead changes and close calls took place in Marseille from 11th till 14th of September. ...

World Yacht Racing Forum - Seventh edition to take place in Barcelona By MaxComm Communication, , 1:49 PM Thu 25 Sep 2014 GMT
The seventh edition of the World Yacht Racing Forum will take place in Barcelona on December 10-11 with the support of FNOB (Fundació Navegació Oceànica Barcelona), the organiser of the Barcelona World Race. New location, new speakers, new topics: the World Yacht Racing Forum 2014 innovates! Now in its seventh year, the event will be centered around the theme 'Growing the Business Of Yacht Racing. ...

Edmond de Rothschild à un mois du rendez-vous malouin! By Tiphaine Combot-Seta, , 1:44 PM Thu 25 Sep 2014 GMT
Dans un mois, conformément aux instructions de course qui réclament que les concurrents aient rejoint Saint-Malo au plus tard le 24 octobre, le Multi70 Edmond de Rothschild sera amarré dans le Bassin Vauban. ...

Record number of entries for the Sailing Champions League By Sailing Champions League, , 12:21 PM Thu 25 Sep 2014 GMT
When the new Sailing Champions League was announced six weeks ago, the news were quickly spread among sailors and sportsmen. Until today the initiators of Konzeptwerft in Hamburg did receive registrations from 23 sailing clubs from 16 nations in total. 'We are expecting 25 clubs from at least 17 nations', said Oliver Schwall, Managing Director of the Sailing Champions League. ...

Route du Rhum - Edmond de Rothschild a month away from Saint Malo meet By Kate Jennings, , 11:02 AM Thu 25 Sep 2014 GMT
For the skipper of Edmond de Rothschild, the next few weeks promise to be intense, amidst an express check-up at her yard, further sailing time and media appointments, not to mention a sustained physical preparation. ...

Platu 25 World Championship - Euz II Monella Vagabonda still leading By Sabrina Bonaiti, Lecco , 10:12 AM Thu 25 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 Platu 25 World Championship - Three races have been competed today in totally different weather conditions. Yesterday stong wind (30 knots) and high wave (three metres) put crews through the wringler. ...

Rolex Middle Sea Race Record - A possibility for Esimit Europa 2 By Louay Habib, , 8:56 AM Thu 25 Sep 2014 GMT
One record that has stood the test of time is that of George David's RP90, Rambler. In 2007, the American maxi set a time for the Rolex Middle Sea Race, which has still to be bettered - 47 hours 55 minutes and 3 seconds. In 2007 Rambler, and her crew, experienced tough conditions in setting a record for the Rolex Middle Sea Race. ...

Buddy Melges Challenge - Le Berre leading, undefeated, in Sheboygan By WIM Series, , 4:44 AM Thu 25 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 Buddy Melges Challenge - Morning fog delayed the start of the Buddy Melges Challenge for a while, but as the racing went on in Sheboygan, USA, Anne-Claire Le Berre of France showed her great light condition skills. ...

2014 J/24 World Championship - Will Welles holds advantage By Julie and Christopher Howell, , 3:18 AM Thu 25 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 J/24 World Championship - After a struggle to set the line square to the shifting wind, the fleet got off two more races at the 2014 J/24 World Championship hosted by Sail Newport. Will Welles’ Cougar (USA) held the lead with a four, four respectively for a total score of 16 points. ...

J70 European Championships - Calvi Network takes off like a rocket By Elena Giolai, , 8:01 PM Wed 24 Sep 2014 GMT
Great turn out for the first European Championships of the new J70 monotype organized by Fraglia Vela Riva: 33 crews take part from eight nations. A perfect first day with three regattas completed with southerly winds of 8/16 knots. These numbers confirm the rise in popularity of this skiff in which Fraglia Vela Riva has believed in since the beginning. ...

Régates Royales de Cannes – Trophée Panerai - Luckier on day 2 By Les Regates Royales, , 6:15 PM Wed 24 Sep 2014 GMT
Day two of the Régates Royales de Cannes – Trophée Panerai was much luckier than the first one. Despite an unusual grey sky, yesterday's strong winds gave way to much more moderate conditions, allowing the Committee to launch a coastal race. In the Golfe-Juan area the 45 Dragons had three intense races whilst the la Napoule Bay staged the traditional show for the Classics and the Metre classes. ...

5.5m IC World Championship - No wind, rain and no racing on day 3 By Tessa Wiechmann, , 5:43 PM Wed 24 Sep 2014 GMT
After yesterday’s great conditions, racing on the third day of the 5.5m World Championship 2014 was abandoned today in Porto Santo Stefano due to lack of wind. Back on land, sailors found 10 kilos of steaming pasta with zucchini, eggplant and tomato sauce accompanied by cold beers waiting for them at the Race Village. ...

Défi Azimut commences this Friday By Leslie Greenhalgh, , 5:03 PM Wed 24 Sep 2014 GMT
The fourth edition of the Défi Azimut starts this Friday for the eight IMOCAs involved in this event, which grew out of the joint ambition of IMOCA, Azimut and the Lorient water sports centre to add a new dimension to Lorient’s great end-of-season meeting – the Atlantique Télégramme. ...

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