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Southampton Boat Show - RYA Mega Prize Draw winner announced + Video By Emma Slater, , 4:08 PM Thu 5 Feb 2015 GMT
The RYA Mega Prize Draw competition was held at the 2014 PSP Southampton Boat Show. A very shocked and surprised Derek Mayhew from Ipswich has been announced as the winner. ...

Extreme Sailing Series - The Wave on track for first win in Singapore By Oman Sail, , 2:38 PM Thu 5 Feb 2015 GMT
On the opening day of the Extreme Sailing Series Leigh McMillan’s hopes of turning the tables to post his first ever win in Singapore are on track after The Wave, Muscat finished at the top of the leaderboard while the new crew on Oman Air wasted little time in offering glimpses of their potential. ...

Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 1 Singapore Day 1 By Extreme Sailing Series, , 1:59 PM Thu 5 Feb 2015 GMT
Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 1 Singapore Day 1 - He said he wanted to win and wouldn’t settle for second this time round. And for Leigh McMillan and the team on The Wave, Muscat their campaign to become 2015 Extreme Sailing Series™ champions couldn’t have got off to a better start. Under the gaze of the towering Singapore city skyline, ...

ISAF recruiting for Chief Executive Officer By, , 1:42 PM Thu 5 Feb 2015 GMT
ISAF are now recruiting for a Chief Executive Officer, who will replace Jerome Pels who resigned last October after 17 years with ISAF, the last six of those as CEO. We note the long list of criteria for the potential office holder, the very last of which is.... Can you guess? ...

RYA Dinghy Show - Inspìre your club members By Susie NationGrainger, , 1:17 PM Thu 5 Feb 2015 GMT
2015 RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show is being held from 28 February to 01 March. If your club is looking for advice on legal issues, tips on increasing club membership or perhaps more knowledge about club racing then don’t miss the Show. ...

Irish Sailing Foundation to raise €2.75m annually for Olympic Team By Irish Sailing Association, , 12:05 PM Thu 5 Feb 2015 GMT
The 'Irish Sailing Foundation (ISF)', a new Irish Sailing Association (ISA) organisation, expects to build 'philanthropic fund raised income to €2.75 million annually in support of the high performance mission and programmes'. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Playing with weights By Team Brunel - Robbert-Jan Metselaar, , 4:40 AM Thu 5 Feb 2015 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - 'We have to save diesel,' reported onboard media reporter Stefan Coppers during the last leg. At which fans and sponsors immediately wondered why a professional sailing team took so little diesel. Team Brunel’s boat captain Jens Dolmer explains. ...

2015 Extreme Sailing Series - Seve Jarvin to skipper Team Gac Pindar By Tom Dowler, , 3:54 AM Thu 5 Feb 2015 GMT
2015 Extreme Sailing Series - Seve Jarvin will skipper an all-Australian crew this week (5-8 February) as Team GAC Pindar aim for a podium finish in the first leg of the Extreme Sailing Series™ in Singapore. ...

RYA Club of the Year 2015 Finalists announced By Susie NationGrainger, , 3:36 AM Thu 5 Feb 2015 GMT
On Saturday 28 February, the winner of the prestigious RYA Club of the Year Award 2015 will be announced at the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show, Alexandra Palace, London. ...

America's Cup: Mitchell fires new salvo at ISAF Jury Officials By Richard Gladwell/ NZL, , 2:59 AM Thu 5 Feb 2015 GMT
Matthew Mitchell, previously a member of Oracle Team USA, has issued a media release advising that he has filed complaints of Gross Misconduct against all five Americas Cup jury members with the sport's International governing body (ISAF). This action follows on from his recent claims about the actions of another team member Simeon Tienpont, now with Challenger Luna Rossa. ...

Barcelona World Race - Leaders closing on Australia By Barcelona World Race, , 1:42 AM Thu 5 Feb 2015 GMT
Barcelona World Race - While one low pressure leaves the track, another makes its presence felt. After an intense two days in the face of a south-moving depression formed from two tropical cyclones, the leading boats in the Barcelona World Race were today regrouping and resetting themselves back into race mode. For Neutrogena in second-place, the tropical storm was a threat but also an opportunity ...

ISAF statement on removal of Sailing as a Paralympic sport By NZL, , 8:20 PM Wed 4 Feb 2015 GMT
The ISAF Disabled Sailing Committee (IFDS) is profoundly disappointed by the decision of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to exclude sailing from the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. IFDS responded in a timely and comprehensive manner to queries from IPC, with details of sailors that participate regularly in international regattas or national championships, on Paralympic boats. ...

America's Cup: Oracle Team USA to conduct final foiling session in USA By NZL, , 7:57 PM Wed 4 Feb 2015 GMT
The defending America’s Cup champion, Oracle Team USA, is scheduled to be training on its new AC45 foiling catamaran this month in San Francisco. In addition to getting the sailors up to speed, the new foiling AC45 will allow the team to test design configurations. ...

Consultation opens on new Marine Conservation Zones By RYA, , 5:00 AM Wed 4 Feb 2015 GMT
Everyone with an interest in our seas is invited to give their views on whether 23 sites in English waters should become Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs). The 23 sites proposed will cover 10,810 square kilometres of our seas, protecting important seabed habitats and species. ...

Barcelona World Race - Toll of racing beginning to show By Barcelona World Race Media, , 6:29 PM Tue 3 Feb 2015 GMT
The Barcelona World Race skippers have been racing for one month. The toll of covering nearly 10,000 miles is beginning to show on the faces and hands of the 14 skippers. ...

Australian Sailing Team: Joel Turner fills big shoes at World Cup By Richard Gladwell/ NZL, , 9:19 AM Tue 3 Feb 2015 GMT
Young Australian 49er helmsman, Joel Turner, had a very big pair of shoes to fill when he got a late call-up to replace 2012 Olympic Gold medalist, Nathan Outteridge for the ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami. Together with Outteridge's regular crew, Iain Jensen, he turned in an outstanding performance to finish second in the 49er fleet. Here's his take on the week. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Walking the slackwire between two Volvo 65's By NZL, , 8:23 AM Tue 3 Feb 2015 GMT
See the video of Mich Kemeter attempting to walk a slackwire between two Volvo 65's in Abu Dhabi. Standing 27 metres above the water, Kemeter attempted to traverse a slackline strung between the masts of two VOR 65 raceboats, currently racing in the Volvo Ocean Race. ...

NSW Etchells: One better… By John Curnow, , 3:48 AM Tue 3 Feb 2015 GMT
Their intention had been ultra clear. The crew of Yandoo XX were going to go one better in the 2015 iteration of the Milson Silver Goblets Regatta. On Saturday, January 31, a couple of bullets (first places) ensured that Jeanne-Claude Strong, Nev Wittey, Marcus Burke and Tiana Wittey did secure the prized win in the famous twilight regatta, which is hosted annually by the RSYS in Kirribilli. ...

Royal Southern Yacht Club defies time By Peta Stuart-Hunt, , 5:04 PM Mon 2 Feb 2015 GMT
The Royal Southern Yacht Club, located in Hamble, Hampshire, UK, defies time, getting younger every year, with the average age of its membership now under 50. ...

RYA Sailability Volunteer Award winners announced By Susie NationGrainger, , 4:54 PM Mon 2 Feb 2015 GMT
RYA Sailability Volunteer Awards - Some 120 delegates from RYA Sailability groups, clubs and organisations across the UK attended the national RYA Sailability Conference and dinner (31 January 2015) at Wyboston Lakes, Bedfordshire, where the winners of the Awards were announced. ...

ISAF World Sailing Rankings 2 February 2015 - Significant changes By ISAF, , 4:45 PM Mon 2 Feb 2015 GMT
The ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 2 February 2015 have been released. The top 30 in each Olympic event receive ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères invitations. ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami, Presented by Sunbrella, a 200-point regatta, ensures significant changes across the ten Olympic events and a new world #1 in the Women’s 470. No change at World #1 across nine other fleets. ...

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 4 - Mapfre announce crew replacement By Volvo Ocean Race, , 4:12 PM Mon 2 Feb 2015 GMT
In the Volvo Ocean Race Guillermo 'Willy' Altadill, son of one of the biggest names in Spanish offshore sailing, has the chance to make his own reputation after being called up for the fourth leg by MAPFRE (Xabi Fernández/ESP). ...

Extreme Sailing Series - The Wave, Muscat to get back on winning track By Oman Sail, , 3:29 PM Mon 2 Feb 2015 GMT
Extreme Sailing Series - Leigh McMillan and his crew on The Wave, Muscat aim to get back on a winning track by kicking off the 2015 Series with a first ever win in Singapore while the new crew on Oman Air are raring to go, with realistic expectations from their debut. ...

Round the Island Race - First entry news By Peta Stuart-Hunt, , 3:12 PM Mon 2 Feb 2015 GMT
The J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race organisers at the Island Sailing Club (ISC) opened entries on 9th January in tandem with publishing the Notice of Race in print and online. Entries are currently on target at 400 at the time of writing. This year's Race takes place on Saturday June 27th with a first start time scheduled for 0700. ...

Australian Sailing Team upset at Tokyo 2020 Paralympic sports decision By NZL, , 9:01 AM Mon 2 Feb 2015 GMT
Yachting Australia and the Australian Paralympic Committee have expressed their extreme disappointment about the decision to remove sailing from the sporting program at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. This is an enormous disappointment for the sport of disabled sailing worldwide and for the Australian Sailing athletes who are working hard towards Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020. ...

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