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Extreme Sailing Series: Team NZ's Burling and Davies preview Act 4 By Emirates Team NZ, , 10:12 PM Tue 24 Jun 2014 GMT
Emirates Team NZ's Peter Burling and Ray Davies preview Act 4 of the Extreme Sailing Series to be sailed in St Petersburg, Russia. Despite it being on the opposite side of the planet, the temperature is not too dissimilar to back home in New Zealand, already in its winter. ...

Kieler Woche – Front runners span five nations By Herman Hell, , 9:51 PM Tue 24 Jun 2014 GMT
On day four of Kieler Woche following three days of strong winds, there was only a light breeze on the outer fjord in Kiel. But that did not really make life of the race directors and sailors easier, since the crews proceeded on their courses at a snail’s pace - too slow to get a complete race program done. ...

Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup – Entries close with nine to compete By James Boyd, , 9:33 PM Tue 24 Jun 2014 GMT
With the Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup entry list now closed, nine teams have confirmed their participation. The event is set to take place out of Cowes over Saturday 19th July until Saturday 26th July. This year the Royal Ocean Racing Club's biennial flagship event for national teams with amateur crews has two more teams than when the event was last held in 2012. ...

Solitaire du Figaro - Key stage of Leg 3 By Solitaire du Figaro, , 4:20 PM Tue 24 Jun 2014 GMT
The gaps growing progressively bigger scanning down the afternoon rankings tells the story of this key stage of Leg 3 of La Solitaire du Figaro-Eric Bompard cachemire. As the leaders work progressively south and west towards the Odas turning mark, some 61 miles ahead of Yann Eliès' bow, they were the first to break into better breeze. ...

Kieler Woche - Pretty decent run for Mathew Belcher By Herman Hell, , 3:24 PM Tue 24 Jun 2014 GMT
Mathew Belcher does not seem to be a man of superlatives. 'I just had a pretty decent run,' says the Australian with an impish smile. Yes, you can put it this way when you have won the 470 Worlds three times in such a short period, got Olympic gold, been appointed World Sailor of the Year and now became skipper of the Australian America’s Cup team. ...

RYA launches SafeTrx Smartphone App By Louise Nicholls, , 3:02 PM Tue 24 Jun 2014 GMT
RYA SafeTrx is a Smartphone App that lets boat users in UK territorial waters to plan their passage on a smartphone. Users can enter a passage plan and estimated time of arrival (ETA) directly to their Smartphone (Android and Apple iOS devices (iPhone, iPad). ...

Superyacht Cup Palma 2014 - Lionheart is the Pride of Palma By The Superyacht Cup, , 12:37 PM Tue 24 Jun 2014 GMT
With a win in the fourth and final race, a fast 30 miles coastal course with over 20kts of brisk sea breeze back and forth across the Bay of Palma, Lionheart lift the trophy that they consider the season's most prestigious and hardest to win, triumphing in the five strong J Class at the Palma Superyacht Cup. ...

Predictwind unlocks more features on free accounts By Sail-World, , 11:52 AM Tue 24 Jun 2014 GMT
As part of the PredictWind forecast site and app redesign Predictwind have increased the features to which the free accounts have access. All Free accounts have been extended to a full seven day forecast. Now the seven day forecast is the standard across all PredictWind packages. ...

Composite Rigging launches new campaign for ECsix By Josh Impey, , 9:29 AM Tue 24 Jun 2014 GMT
Composite Rigging is proud to introduce their new When Your Mast Must Stay Up campaign for ECsix, the most innovative continuous carbon rigging in the marine industry. The campaign centers around the product’s standout features; high performance, value and longevity in grueling ocean conditions. ...

IRC Solent Region Championship 2014 - Day one By Lois Chell, , 8:34 AM Tue 24 Jun 2014 GMT
IRC Solent Region Championship 2014 - Sadly, once in the vicinity of the Committee boat at Hill Head there was a definite lack of wind. AP was announced. The RSnYC were also hoping to start a passage race to Yarmouth and so there was quite a lot of chat on Ch 72 discussing race areas and wind projections. Some crew members took the opportunity to find a quiet spot for a nap. ...

Mini Fastnet 2014 - Off to attack Fastnet Rock By Winches Club, , 8:03 AM Tue 24 Jun 2014 GMT
Mini Fastnet 2014 - The 66 sailors have set off for four to five days of battling it out towards the legendary Fastnet lighthouse. A light, northerly breeze should allow the Mini Fastnet competitors to cross the Channel quite easily over the next 36 hours. By Wednesday, the wind should be blowing nicely in the Celtic Sea before Thursday brings a low front and a steady wind. ...

Half way for the RORC Season’s Points Championship By Louay Habib, , 7:18 AM Tue 24 Jun 2014 GMT
Season's Points Championship 2014 - Devonian Nigel Passmore will be racing his Plymouth based J/133, Apollo 7, as part of the team's preparation for the forthcoming RORC Transatlantic Race. 'The Morgan Cup Race is part of our qualification for the Transatlantic in November,' explained Nigel. ...

Moth National Championship - Experience can triumph over youth By Irish Sailing Associaton, , 2:27 AM Tue 24 Jun 2014 GMT
Former Olympian Rory Fitzpatrick, now coach to sailing star Annalise Murphy, has proved to his protégé that experience can triumph over youth…at least when it comes to Moth sailing. After an intense two day battle on the waters of Dublin Bay this weekend, Fitzpatrick beat off stiff competition which included Annalise Murphy to reign supreme at the Moth National Championship. ...

PWA Bonaire World Cup - New star emerges on day 3 By Chris Yates, , 12:36 AM Tue 24 Jun 2014 GMT
On day three of the PWA Bonaire World Cup, the goods were delivered for the second day in a row. The wind was slightly lighter than yesterday, but that didn’t stop the freestylers delivering another enthralling display in the freestyle paradise that is Bonaire. ...

Kieler Woche - Sailors show good form on day 3 + Video By Herman Hell, , 9:10 PM Mon 23 Jun 2014 GMT
At the 132nd edition of Kiel Week, the wind keeps blowing. Just like the first weekend of the event, the race directors were looking at the weather charts on Monday morning again with skepticism to create an emergency program close to the shore due to the persistent strong winds. But around midday the situation improved, so that all classes could be sent out onto the race courses. ...

Newport Bermuda Race - Line honors victory for Shockwave + Video By Talbot Wilson, , 7:20 PM Mon 23 Jun 2014 GMT
In the 2014 Newport Bermuda Race, George Sakellaris’ big white Richel/Pugh mini-maxi Shockwave crossed the finish line off Bermuda’s St. David’s Lighthouse Monday morning at 5:34 race time EDT (6:34AM local time). Her elapsed time was 63:04:11. ...

Newport to Bermuda Race - Challenging conditions for GryphonSolo2 By Joe Harris, , 5:58 PM Mon 23 Jun 2014 GMT
Joe Harris updates on the progress of GryphonSolo2 in the 2014 Newport to Bermuda Race. Hello sports fans- We continue to face challenging weather conditions with squalls, rain and then long periods of light and variable winds. ...

RC44 Championship Tour - Fleet gear up to battle on Andalucian coast By Jessica Gray, , 3:53 PM Mon 23 Jun 2014 GMT
Competition in the RC44 fleet gears up this week for the RC44 Puerto Sotogrande Cup, taking place close to Gibraltar on Spain’s Andalucian coast. Since the last event in Cascais, John Bassadone’s Peninsula Petroleum has taken the lead in the rolling RC44 ChampionshipTour from Team Aqua, and with it the coveted ‘golden wheels’. ...

Clubs and Training Centres encouraged to sign up as RYA Joining Points By Emma Slater, , 3:09 PM Mon 23 Jun 2014 GMT
With a brand new look the RYA is encouraging RYA recognised Clubs and Training Centres, and marinas around the country to sign up as RYA Joining Points. This great scheme allows those clubs, training centres and marinas signed up to the programme to earn commission for promoting RYA personal membership and recruiting RYA members. ...

Newport Bermuda Race - Wind returns for GryphonSolo2 By Joe Harris, , 2:05 PM Mon 23 Jun 2014 GMT
GryphonSolo2's Joe Harris updates on Sunday's action in the 2014 Newport Bermuda Race. It has been a busy time since my last report while becalmed. The wind did indeed return this morning and we were off to the races again galloping towards the gulf stream. ...

RYA summary of Navitus Bay Wind Park views submitted By Louise Nicholls, , 1:54 PM Mon 23 Jun 2014 GMT
In line with the pre-examination process, Britain's Royal Yachting Association (RYA) has submitted its summary of views regarding the application for development consent for Navitus Bay Wind Park off the south coast of England. The RYA has responded at every stage to the developer’s pre-application consultation proposals and many of the points addressed have been resolved to our satisfaction. ...

Coutts Quarter Ton Cup - 10th anniversary attracts record entries By Royal Corinthian Yacht Club, , 1:44 PM Mon 23 Jun 2014 GMT
On Wednesday 25 June, a record entry of 33 plus boats come to the starting line for the first race of the 10th Anniversary Coutts Quarter Ton Cup, which will be hosted by the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club, Cowes, from 25 to 27 June 2014. ...

America's Cup: Butterworth - 'I just thought that I could help.' By Sail-World and TV3, , 12:20 PM Mon 23 Jun 2014 GMT
Four times America's Cup winner, Brad Butterworth appeared in a prime time news show interview in New Zealand to explain why he wanted to rejoin Team New Zealand. Over the weekend it was disclosed that Butterworth had written to the new Board of Team New Zealand, offering to help in whatever way he could. ...

Solitaire du Figaro - Sailors set off on penultimate leg By Artemis Offshore Academy, , 12:02 PM Mon 23 Jun 2014 GMT
In the Solitaire du Figaro 2014, on Sunday, 22nd June at 1400 BST, the eight boat British contingent set off on the penultimate leg, racing 505 miles from Roscoff, France to Les Sables d’Olonne. ...

Dolphins salute winners of Argentario Sailing Week 2014 By Argentario Sailing Week, , 11:16 AM Mon 23 Jun 2014 GMT
Dolphins playing off the bows of the Big Boats were the perfect finishing touch after three wonderful days of coastal racing in the crystal blue seas of Tuscany. The 15th Argentario Sailing Week, third round of the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge, drew a close on Sunday in Porto Santo Stefano, Maremma. ...

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