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Optimist British and Open Champs - Sir Ben Ainslie inspires youngsters By Amy Cada, , 8:54 PM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
Sunshine and wind every day of the week has made for one of the best Volvo Gill Optimist British and Open Championships in recent memory, and today [Thursday 7 August] was no different for the Optimist sailors at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy. ...

America's Cup: Royal NZ Yacht Squadron announces Challenge By Sail-World, , 8:02 PM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron has lodged a challenge for the 35th America’s Cup. Out-going Commodore Steve Burrett announced that the challenge would go ahead at the Squadron’s annual meeting last night. ...

Kona Windsurfing Europeans - Fantastic 3 days for the Irish team By Irish Sailing Associaton, , 7:59 PM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
The Irish team had a fantastic three days competing at the Kona Windsurfing Europeans in Båstad, Sweden last weekend. Racing started Friday morning, but most used the option to sail and compete in two practise races on the Thursday as well. Because all the equipment is one design it was possible to charter equipment at the venue, which all the Irish competitors availed of. ...

ORC World Championship - Light air and close racing in Kiel By ORC Media, , 7:34 PM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
Light air and close racing once again characterizes the fourth day of competition at the 2014 ORC World Championship, with the fleet racing on their second offshore race of the series around the Kieler Bucht in variable conditions of 3-8 knots of wind. ...

Artemis Challenge: Dongfeng second VO65 home in race around IOW By Amy Monkman, , 7:26 PM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
Dongfeng Race Team was the second of the Volvo Ocean 65’s to cross the Artemis Challenge finish line, four minutes behind Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing and ahead of Team SCA. Today’s Artemis Challenge, a 50-mile race around the Isle of Wight, has been the very first opportunity for ‘Dongfeng’ to line up against the Volvo Ocean Race competition. ...

Copa del Rey Mapfre - Quantum Racing rescue valuable second in Palma By 52 Super Series, , 7:13 PM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
They have done it before and will undoubtedly do it again before this Barclays 52 Super Series is out, but Quantum Racing today on the Bay of Palma produced a timely reminder of their champions’ hallmarks when they dug their way out from an early fifth place to rescue a valuable second around a windward-leeward course which others might have regarded as lacking in such recovery opportunities. ...

Artemis Challenge proves ideal dress rehearsal for Musandam-Oman Sail By Oman Sail, , 6:23 PM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
It was not a day for breaking records but the Artemis Challenge proved an ideal dress rehearsal for the crew on Musandam-Oman Sail ahead of the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race starting on Sunday. ...

Gazprom Swan 60 World Championship - Bronenosec extends lead By Jessica Francis, , 6:08 PM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
Race day four at the Gazprom Swan 60 World Championship saw both new and familiar faces at the front of the fleet. In shifty conditions with the wind from between 210° to 220° and pressure from nine to 11 knots, the two windward leeward races challenged the crews as gear changes through the pressure became paramount to success. ...

Lysekil Women's Match - Kjellberg breaks Danish winning streak By WIM Series, , 5:55 PM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
It was not until the last match of the double round robin at the Lysekil Women's Match, but local hero Anna Kjellberg managed to break the Danish titleholder Camilla Ulrikkeholm’s long row of victorious matches. The Danish crew still won the round robin, with Kjellberg runner-up, and both now advance to the next stage. ...

Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - As tough as it gets By RORC Event Press, , 4:29 PM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
In the 2010 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race, Damian Foxall was watch leader on Volvo 70, Groupama. Taking Line Honours and setting a race record of five days, 21 hours, 26 minutes and 55 seconds, the Volvo 70 went on to win the 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race with Foxall achieving cult status in his native Ireland. ...

Copa del Rey Mapfre - Action shots by Max Ranchi By Max Ranchi Photography, , 4:16 PM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
Photographer Max Ranchi was on the water at the Copa del Rey Mapfre to capture these images during race 7. ...

Pyefleet Week attracts record entries for 2014 By Fiona Brown, , 4:04 PM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
Pyefleet Week, the East Coast's premier dinghy regatta, gets underway on Saturday 9 August for eight days of great racing and family fun. With up to 150 entries anticipated it's all set to be a bumper edition. Hosted by Brightlingsea Sailing Club in Essex, Pyefleet Week offers sailing for all, from grand prix dinghies and classic day boats to cadets and novices. ...

Aquece Rio – Int'l Sailing Regatta - RS:X medal racers at the ready By Daniel Smith, , 3:19 PM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
The first Medal Races will be held at the Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta 2014 on Thursday 7 August with the Men’s and Women’s RS:X taking to the Pão de Açucar race track. ...

Round Britain and Ireland Race - Five Volvo Ocean 65s go head to head By Volvo Ocean Race, , 12:54 PM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
The Round Britain and Ireland Race is expected to take at least five days to complete depending on conditions and will give a form guide for Team SCA, Dongfeng Race Team, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, Team Alvimedica and Iker Martinez’s Spanish crew ahead of the Volvo Ocean Race start on October 4 in Alicante, Spain. ...

Extreme Sailing Series - Singapore - the best photos of 2009-2014 By Extreme Sailing Series, , 12:15 PM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
To celebrate the announcement of Singapore as Host Venue for Act 1, 2015, take a look back at the best of images, from the ultimate city centre racecourse, 2009-2014. ...

Newcomer Invitational and Open Training - Bowmoor Sailing Club By Debbie Darling, , 9:29 AM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
The UK RS Feva Class Association are holding an invitational-open training event for sailors who are new or recently transitioning to the RS Feva. Typically these will be experienced in racing junior dinghies, and may be interested in obtaining a place at one of the RYA National-zone squads or Class squads. ...

Antigua Sailing Week 2015 - Royal Southern Inter-Yacht Club Challenge By Antigua Sailing Week, , 7:57 AM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
Antigua Sailing Week is happy to reveal that the Royal Southern Yacht Club of Hamble, UK has issued a challenge to reciprocal and other yacht clubs around the world to compete in the Royal Southern Inter-Yacht Club Challenge at Antigua Sailing Week 2015. ...

International 14 Worlds - Summer hot spot gears up for action By 2015 International 14 World Championships Media, , 7:18 AM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
Victoria’s Royal Geelong Yacht Club (RGYC) and the City of Greater Geelong are gearing up to welcome the large fleet of competitors and partners, that are expected for the 2015 International 14 World Championship, being held from the 3rd-17th January 2015. ...

2014 Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta - Day 4 By ISAF, , 4:21 AM Thu 7 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta - The leaderboards across the ten events on show at the Aquece Rio - International Sailing Regatta 2014 are starting to take shape following four days of competition in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. ...

Refurbished Protector project 'better than buying new' By Mike Rose, , 10:45 PM Wed 6 Aug 2014 GMT
The comprehensively refurbished Rayglass Protector, Sea Three, is now 'almost better than new', according to proud New Zealand owner Dale Smith. Dale Smith says he is amazed at the incredible job the Rayglass workshop team has done in restoring the well-used 12.5-metre Protector. ...

PWA Tenerife World Cup - Entralling day 3 of windsurfing By Chris Yates, , 9:54 PM Wed 6 Aug 2014 GMT
El Médano truly came to life on day three of the Dunkerbeck-Eyewear Siam Park - El Médano - Tenerife PWA World Cup as stronger winds and bigger waves rolled into the shores of El Cabezo, producing an action packed and amazing day of action spanning almost ten hours. ...

Lysekil Women's Match - Ulrikkeholm remains undefeated By WIM Series, , 8:26 PM Wed 6 Aug 2014 GMT
Title-holder Camilla Ulrikkeholm of the Royal Danish Yacht Club just continues to win and win in the Lysekil Women’s Match. Now she’s on 12 wins after as many sailed matches: 'We have excellent speed and very good manoeuvres, and just minor problems with details that don’t affect the outcome of the matches at all' says Ulrikkeholm, now dreaming of an event totally without losses. ...

ORC World Championship - Long postponement worth the wait By ORC Media, , 7:10 PM Wed 6 Aug 2014 GMT
A long postponement today was worth the wait on the third day of the 2014 ORC World Championship, as an 8-10 knot easterly seabreeze built up in the afternoon from being flat calm in the middle of the day, allowing race managers from Kieler Yacht-Club on all three courses to conduct three races each. ...

Optimist British National and Open Champ - Perfect sailing on day 4 By Amy Cada, , 6:55 PM Wed 6 Aug 2014 GMT
Solid sunshine with eight to 14 knots of consistent breeze made for perfect Optimist sailing on day four of the Volvo Gill Optimist British National and Open Championships. Sailors were challenged with shiftier conditions than earlier in the week. The Senior Fleet (Main) took to the outer harbor course where both the gold and silver fleets completed three races. ...

Copa del Rey Mapfre - Back-to-basics approach fruitful for Ran Racing By 52 Super Series, , 6:41 PM Wed 6 Aug 2014 GMT
Over a long, hot coastal race at the Copa del Rey Mapfre on the Bay of Palma, Rán Racing proved the value of their back-to-basics approach when they took the winning gun to return themselves to second place in the overall standings as the six day, 11 race regatta approaches its midpoint. ...

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