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World Youth Sailing Week moves towards its conclusion By Elena Giolai, , 9:36 PM Sat 19 Apr 2014 GMT
The World Youth Sailing Week moves towards its conclusion with the final of the 32nd Meeting del Garda Optimist programmed for tomorrow at 9.00am on Easter Sunday. There are many Italians vying for victory in this prestigious trophy, which has seen past winners go on to become famous skippers in the America’s cup and Olympic gold medallists. ...

Cruising Yacht Club of Australia - Marine Electrics Seminar By Sail-World Cruising, , 9:16 PM Sat 19 Apr 2014 GMT
The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA) is to hold another of their very popular Information Evenings at the yacht club in Rushcutter's Bay in Sydney on 6th May. Rob Starkey will present a segment called 'Marine Electronics: Basics and Management at Sea and Away from the Marina'. ...

RS Vareo Grand Prix at Tata Steel SC By Andrew Davies, , 9:15 PM Sat 19 Apr 2014 GMT
Over the weekend of the 12th-13th of April, thirteen Vareos entered the TATA Steel Open. Saturday’s race 1 was started in a force 4 with a clean start. Simon Collinson rounded the windward mark first with Andrew Davies second, Jeremy Simons third then closely followed by the rest of the fleet. ...

NSW International Moth Championship - Images by Warwick Crossman By Warwick Crossman, Pittwater , 8:56 PM Sat 19 Apr 2014 GMT
Dinghy Fever was out on Pittwater and captured these images from day Two of the NSW International Moth Championship, hosted by BYRA (Bayview Yacht Racing Assoc). ...

Congressional Cup - Canfield and Team US One best star-studded field By Chicago Match Race Center, , 8:52 PM Sat 19 Apr 2014 GMT
After days of grinding through a format of round robin racing among twelve teams from all over the world, including many rivals from the Alpari World Match Racing Tour, the Chicago Match Race Center congratulates Taylor Canfield and his Team US One for having won the oldest and most prestigious Grade 1 event in the US, Long Beach YC's Congressional Cup. ...

Medal for New Zealand at RYA Youth Championships at Weymouth, UK By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, , 8:39 PM Sat 19 Apr 2014 GMT
New Zealand crews have placed well at the RYA National Youth Championships sailed at the Weymouth Olympic Centre, at Portland, UK The regatta attracted a massive entry of 266 crews sailing five classes. ...

RORC Easter Challenge - Challenging conditions on day 2 By Trish Jenkins, , 7:19 PM Sat 19 Apr 2014 GMT
If good training regattas are ones that take place in the widest range of conditions, then the RORC Easter Challenge is scoring highly. Today's racing was held in the central/eastern Solent in moderate conditions that turned light as the northeasterly wind swung heavily right during the early afternoon, while bigger conditions are forecast for tomorrow. ...

Australian Hansa Class Championships - Light winds on day 1 By Shauna Phillips, , 6:36 PM Sat 19 Apr 2014 GMT
As predicted, light winds met the fleet on the first day of competition at the 2014 Dominant Australian Hansa Class Championships at Goolwa Regatta Yacht Club. ...

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Race 11 to get underway to Panama By Clipper Round the World, , 5:11 PM Sat 19 Apr 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, the PSP Logistics Panama 100 Cup, which is Race 11, gets underway today (Saturday) at 1300 local time in San Francisco (2000 UTC). This very tactical race from the Californian city to Panama will take approximately three weeks to complete. The race sees the teams transit the Panama Canal in its centenary year before starting Race 12 to Jamaica. ...

Transat AG2R La Mondiale - Démâtage de Gedimat By Transat AG2R La Mondiale, , 3:24 PM Sat 19 Apr 2014 GMT
A 23h40 hier soir, la direction de course de la transat AG2R La Mondiale s'aperçoit que la vitesse du bateau Gedimat est anormale et se tient en veille. Quelques minutes plus tard, à 00h08, l'explication tombe de la bouche du skipper de Gedimat, Thierry Chabagny : 'le bateau a démâté vers 21h TU (23 heures HF, ndlr)'. ...

Rolex China Sea Race - Hi Fi collects the coveted IRC Overall title By RHKYC Media, , 3:06 PM Sat 19 Apr 2014 GMT
The second major prize of the 2014 Rolex China Sea Race was decided in Subic Bay this morning, as Hi Fi held Bryon Ehrhart’s TP52 Lucky to a two minute lead on the water to ensure that Neil Pryde’s Welbourne 52 collects the coveted IRC Overall title for the second time in four years. ...

Sail Brisbane - Challenging conditions on day 2 By Andrew Gough, Queensland , 1:49 PM Sat 19 Apr 2014 GMT
Light westerly winds have plagued day two of racing at the 2014 Sail Brisbane regatta, held on Moreton Bay at the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron. As the race committee battled the fickle conditions to get racing underway, there were however moments of moderate breeze that allowed for some racing to begin. ...

Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race - Black Jack claims Line Honours By Nigel Statham, Brisbane , 1:43 PM Sat 19 Apr 2014 GMT
Black Jack took line honours in the 2014 QantasLink Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race at 8.50pm on Saturday night with an elapsed time of one day nine hours 50 minutes and 17 seconds. ...

50th Brisbane to Gladstone Multihull Yacht Race update By Chris Dewar, Gladstone , 10:39 AM Sat 19 Apr 2014 GMT
The 2014 50th Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race is well underway. The race commenced yesterday at 11:20 with Morticia winning the start. BOQ Team Australia then powered ahead and established an early lead over the fleet. They rounded the first mark in front with Morticia in second place. The positions remained the same as they rounded the second and third marks with Chillpill in third place. ...

2014 Toyota Optimist Nationals: Leaders unchanged after Day 2 By Angus Haslett, , 9:35 AM Sat 19 Apr 2014 GMT
Day 2 of the Toyota National Championship got off to a great start with a huge pod of dolphins putting on a magnificent display just off Manly Beach. The top sailors showed consistency with Scott McKenzie sailing in the Yellow fleet, holding onto first place, with two wins and a third from the three races sailed. He leads by 1pt from Lewis Anderson (KYC) and Sam Bacon (Worser Bay) third ...

QantasLink Brisbane to Gladstone becoming a tactical dual By Nigel Statham, Brisbane , 8:40 AM Sat 19 Apr 2014 GMT
The QantasLink 66th Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race start was not without incidents with Arcadia, Guilty Pleasures and Whitebirds breaking the start line prematurely and having to return and start correctly. ...

Rolex China Sea Race - First arrivals in Subic Bay By KPMS, , 8:29 AM Sat 19 Apr 2014 GMT
At midday on Saturday, five of the 34-strong international fleet had completed the 27th Rolex China Sea Race. 87-year old Syd Fischer’s Maxi Ragamuffin 90 claimed line honours at 22:51.18 local time on Friday evening having led the race from start to finish. ...

37th NSW Tasar Championships - 37 boats racing on waters of Botany Bay By Nicole Douglass, Sydney , 8:12 AM Sat 19 Apr 2014 GMT
The 37th NSW Tasar Championships kicked off on Good Friday with 37 boats racing on the fantastic waters of Botany Bay from Georges River Sailing Club. ...

Rolex China Sea Race 2014 - a sniff of a hat-trick for Neil Pryde By Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Hong Kong , 7:49 AM Sat 19 Apr 2014 GMT
Never underestimate a seasoned campaigner. Neil Pryde’s Welbourne 52 HiFi crossed the finish line of the Rolex China Sea Race 2014 at Grande Island, Subic Bay this morning at 1107h, third on the water behind Syd Fischer’s Ragamuffin 90 and Bryon Ehrhart’s TP52 Lucky, to jump into the top spot for IRC Overall. Right now, it’s looking-over-the-shoulder time, but the next boats due to finish are ...

Audi IRC Australian Championship - Mother ship shootin' for success By Lisa Ratcliff, , 7:28 AM Sat 19 Apr 2014 GMT
Called the ‘mother ship’ because it’s 'mum’s boat' is a Beneteau 40.7 called Schouten Passage racing in the division with the most entries at the Audi IRC Australian Championship being contested off Newcastle. At the series halfway point this morning they were well-placed, second overall in division C. ...

America's Cup Book Review: Winging It - Oracle Team USA's comeback By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, , 6:29 AM Sat 19 Apr 2014 GMT
Winging It by noted America's Cup writers Diane Swintal, Steven Tsuchiya, and Robert Kamins, is not your father's book on the America's Cup.This is not a coffee table book, but more a working primer on the 34th America's Cup, the events that led up to the Match, and the racing it self - summarized in both narrative and data formats. ...

Singapore Yacht Show sets new high for boating industry in Asia By SYS Media, Singapore , 4:45 AM Sat 19 Apr 2014 GMT
Around 14,000 public and trade visitors from all over Asia attended the event, which featured a total of 96 watercraft, from jet skis and tenders to luxury motorboats and elegant super yachts, covering a total area some 50% bigger than last year's show. ...

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race: Switzerland drops trou for charity By Clipper Round the World, , 3:50 AM Sat 19 Apr 2014 GMT
When it comes to the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, you may have heard the rumours, but now the evidence is here. The crew of Switzerland have saved two more lives on behalf of Mercy Ships, their official charity, after getting naked while sailing across the cold Pacific Ocean to raise money. ...

Les Voiles de St. Barth 2014 - Back to business By Barby MacGowan, , 3:04 AM Sat 19 Apr 2014 GMT
Competitors at Les Voiles de St. Barth headed back to the race course today after enjoying the regatta’s traditional lay day yesterday, which gave them a chance to indulge in the French island’s onshore charms. Many regattas no longer feature such a break in the racing, but Les Voiles has maintained a five-day format (four days of racing with a mid-regatta break) since its inception five years ago ...

Rolex China Sea Race 2014 - nip and tuck for IRC honours By RHKYC and Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Hong Kong , 2:55 AM Sat 19 Apr 2014 GMT
They say that discerning gentleman sailors only sail on boats with a foot of waterline length for every year of their age. At age 87, Syd Fischer has got three years to go before he needs a bigger boat. Meanwhile, and after 57h 31m 18s of racing, he finally steered his 90 foot Maxi, Ragamuffin 90, over the line to claim Line Honours for the 2014 Rolex China Sea Race. ...

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