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Volvo Ocean Race: Win a stopover trip by designing an ECsix T-Shirt By Sail-World, , 2:47 AM Mon 11 Aug 2014 GMT
Here's your chance to win a trip for two to one of the seven ports of call in the upcoming Volvo Ocean Race. Scott Vogel, President of Composite Rigging, announced that the company is sponsoring the 'ECsix T-Shirt Design Contest.' According to Vogel, 'Everyone and anyone have a chance to win an expense paid 'trip for two' to one of seven ports-of-call along the Round the World Race.' ...

Kiwi Skud Sailing: North American Championships Day 1 By Hana Morris, Halifax , 1:55 AM Mon 11 Aug 2014 GMT
Kiwi SKUD 18’s crew-member Gemma Fletcher says her first impressions of Halifax have been the pretty surroundings, the stunning lakes, light-houses and nice beer. With day one of the North American Championships, and her first day of an international sailing regatta under her belt, her sights are now firmly set on qualifying New Zealand for the paralympic games. ...

Airlie Beach Race Week 2014 - IRC fleet take centre stage on Day 3 By Tracey Johnstone, Airlie Beach , 11:43 PM Sun 10 Aug 2014 GMT
Tony Kirby’s Ker 46 Patrice showed the IRC fleet how it is done when they took centre stage on Pioneer Bay today in the Vision Surveys 25th Airlie Beach Race Week winning two from two races to remain in first overall. While the remainder of the record fleet headed off on a picturesque passage race north to Gumbrell Island, the IRC fleet had two windward-leeward races on the bay. ...

SSANZ Safety at Sea NZ Spars and Rigging 60 is big boat benefit By Richard Gladwell/, , 10:02 PM Sun 10 Aug 2014 GMT
Saturday's SSANZ Safety at Sea NZ Spars and Rigging 60, for two-handed crews, was sailed largely without incident, in moderate southerly breezes and cold temperatures. The fleet started in a 15kts SE breeze, gusting to 20kts, as they passed Passage Rock at the bottom end of Waiheke the wind swung South, staying at the same strength, but easing later in the afternoon. ...

America's Cup: Barker and Shoebridge give their take on the Cup-State By Sail-World, , 1:38 PM Sun 10 Aug 2014 GMT
Team New Zealand skipper Dean Barker and CEO Kevin Shoebridge talk to Newstalk ZB's Tony Veitch on several background issues to the Team's entry to the 35th America's Cup. They covered the entry process for the Team, and whether they expect it to be accepted. Also discussed is why they believe the Team was excluded from the recent Competitors Meeting in London ...

Collinson FX Market Commentary: August 9 2014 - RBA confirms low rates By Collinson FX, , 1:22 PM Sun 10 Aug 2014 GMT
August 9 2014: The AUD was unmoved around 0.9275 while the KIWI traded 0.8450. Geo-Political events will continue to drive markets, in the coming week, while Central Bank reactions and Governmental actions will determine the impact. ...

Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race start postponed for 21hrs By Sail-World, , 10:55 AM Sun 10 Aug 2014 GMT
The Race Committee of the Royal Ocean Racing Club have taken the decision to postpone the start of the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race 2014 by 21 hours. The new start time will be 0900 on the 11th August 2014. The Race Committee took this decision after receiving advice that the low pressure system known as Bertha is moving more slowly than previously predicted ...

2014 Aquece Rio Int'l Sailing Regatta - Two gold medals for Australia By Cora Zillich, , 4:04 AM Sun 10 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta - Olympic Gold medallist Mat Belcher (QLD) and World Champion crew Will Ryan (QLD) have brought the Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta 2014 to a successful close by winning Gold in the Men’s 470 fleet. Earlier in the day Tom Burton (NSW) won the Gold medal in the Laser class. ...

NZL Sailing Team: 470's win two more medals at Olympic Test Regatta By Jodie Bakewell-White, , 2:42 AM Sun 10 Aug 2014 GMT
New Zealand has added gold and silver on the final day of Olympic Sailing Test Event win four medals in Rio, Brazil. Today, Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie finished fourth in the medal race and broke the three way tie in the Women’s 470 to secure the gold ahead of the British who had to settle for silver. In the Mens 470 Paul Snow-Hansen and Daniel Willcox won the Medal race and the Bronze medal. ...

Vision Surveys Airlie Beach Race Week - Sports Boats shine on Day two By Tracey Johnstone, Airlie Beach , 1:33 AM Sun 10 Aug 2014 GMT
The fleet headed out to the start line in sunshine and a building breeze kicking 20 to 25 kts in Pioneer Bay and similar conditions out wide. All divisions, except the Sports Boats, enjoyed a quick ride out across the bay, around White Rock, West Molle and return. The Sports Boats stayed in the bay for a windward-leeward race day. The fleet were on fire after a dramatic first day. ...

Aquece Rio – Int'l Sailing Regatta - Action concludes on Guanabara Bay By ISAF, , 9:38 PM Sat 9 Aug 2014 GMT
The Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta 2014 has drawn to a close with the Laser, Laser Radial and 470 honours being picked up on the final day of action. The Laser and Laser Radial gold medals went the way of Tom Burton (AUS) and Anne Marie Rindom (DEN). ...

Round Britain and Ireland Race - Forecast leads to course reversal By Louay Habib, , 7:35 PM Sat 9 Aug 2014 GMT
The Royal Racing Club made the following announcement on the eve of the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race: It has been decided by the Race Committee to reverse the course to sail anticlockwise around Great Britain and Ireland. The decision was based on aiming to provide a more enjoyable race for all the yachts in the fleet. The start will still be from the Royal Yacht Squadron to the East. ...

ORC World Championship - Winners revealed on final day in Kiel By ORC Media, , 7:12 PM Sat 9 Aug 2014 GMT
As if an intentional counterpoint to the light winds found during most of this week, the final day and final race of the 2014 ORC World Championship had strong gusty winds, alternating rain and sun, and the same steep choppy waves that are so famous for Kiel. ...

Int'l OK Dinghy British Nationals - Title up for grabs at Dabchicks SC By Lee Child, , 7:05 PM Sat 9 Aug 2014 GMT
Dabchicks Sailing Club on Mersea Island, Essex will play host to the International OK Dinghy National Championship from 16-19 August. It is the fourth time the club has hosted the event in the past two decades and it is lining up to be one of the most competitive class championships for many years. ...

Copa del Rey Mapfre - Quantum Racing squash the challenge in Palma By 52 Super Series, , 6:16 PM Sat 9 Aug 2014 GMT
There was to be no succession at the 2014 Copa del Rey Mapfre. Rán Racing may have gone into the final day of the Mediterranean’s showcase regatta with designs on the King’s Cup, just three points behind reigning champions Quantum Racing, but the defending champions squashed the challenge from Niklas Zennström’s team on the start line. ...

Round Britain and Ireland Race - Dongfeng Race Team prepare for battle By Amy Monkman, , 6:01 PM Sat 9 Aug 2014 GMT
Tomorrow, Sunday 10th August, five out of the seven Volvo Ocean Race teams who will go on to compete in the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race, will take to the start line of the Round Britain and Ireland Race. This will be the first time the Volvo Ocean 65 Dongfeng will line up directly against the competition. ...

Lysekil Women’s Match: Camilla Ulrikkeholm secures 4th consecutive win By WIM Series, , 5:39 PM Sat 9 Aug 2014 GMT
Camilla Ulrikkeholm did it again. After four final matches, with more drama than the crowds on the cliffs could have wished for, the world number one secured her fourth consecutive victory in the 10th edition of Lysekil Women’s Match. ...

Copa del Rey Mapfre - Day 6 images by Carlo Borlenghi By Carlo Borlenghi Images, , 4:51 PM Sat 9 Aug 2014 GMT
Carlo Borlenghi was on site in Palma to cature these photos during day six of the 33rd Copa del Rey Mapfre. ...

Copa del Rey Mapfre - Final day action shots by Jesus Renedo By, , 4:35 PM Sat 9 Aug 2014 GMT
Photographer Jesus Renedo was on deck in Palma to capture these images on the final day of the Copa del Rey Mapfre. ...

Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta: Four titles for the taking By Daniel Smith, , 3:40 PM Sat 9 Aug 2014 GMT
The Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta 2014 will conclude on Saturday 9 August with the medals to be decided in the Men’s and Women’s 470, Laser and Laser Radial on the Pão de Açucar race track. Cloud and scattered showers were visible outside the 60 Medal Race sailors’ windows on the final day. ...

Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - Course change revealed By James Bremridge, , 3:34 PM Sat 9 Aug 2014 GMT
For the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race, Amendment No.2 to the Sailing Instructions, has been released at 1510 today. This changes the course so that Britain and Ireland is left to Port (anticlockwise around). ...

Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - A real test of endurance! By Jonathan Edwards, , 3:24 PM Sat 9 Aug 2014 GMT
Organized by the Royal Ocean Racing Club, the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race will start at noon Sunday 10th August from the Royal Yacht Squadron line, Cowes, Isle of Wight. ...

Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - Ballistic start anticipated By Louay Habib, , 3:16 PM Sat 9 Aug 2014 GMT
More than 200 competitors are spending their last day ashore before the start of the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race at 1200 BST Sunday 10 August. The weather conditions for the race have been the main topic of conversation and it looks like it will be a ballistic start to the 1800 mile non-stop race. ...

Airlie Beach Race Week - Day 1 damage to rigs, rudders and reputations By Tracey Johnstone, Airlie Beach , 2:57 PM Sat 9 Aug 2014 GMT
The weather models said there would be wind and rain today at Airlie Beach Race Week, and they were right as the south-east kicked up high on and around Pioneer Bay for day one. ...

America's Cup: Entries close but 2017 line-up remains mystery *Feature By Richard Gladwell/, , 8:04 AM Sat 9 Aug 2014 GMT
America's Cup organisers issued an innocuous statement after the close of entries for the 35th America's Cup. Entries closed just before midnight on August 8th in San Francisco. The statement did not even specify the number of entries received. Only one team, Team New Zealand, have announced that they have lodged an entry. ...

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