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Santander Worlds 2014 Mat Belcher (Part II) *Feature By, , 3:59 PM Fri 12 Sep 2014 GMT
So you have won four world championships in a row so far, So you are confident about this one? We have to say yes.Our preparation is really good and we are in good spirits and in good health and we are looking forward to racing. We have always focussed on our performance and we have been really happy with how we are sailing and communicating in the boat and our speed. ...

Rolex Swan Cup - Mistral keeps fleet shoreside By YCCS, , 3:53 PM Fri 12 Sep 2014 GMT
The only star of race day four of the Rolex Swan Cup and Swan 45 World Championship was the Mistral wind gusting at over 40 knots off the north-eastern coast of Sardinia. After a long postponement for participants ashore, and with no signs of the gale abating, the Race Committee was forced to hoist the Answering Pennant over Alpha to indicate no racing today. ...

Route du Rhum - Sir Robin Knox-Johnston completes qualifier By Ruth Harrington, , 3:41 PM Fri 12 Sep 2014 GMT
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, at 75-years-old will be the oldest competitor in this year’s French single handed classic transatlantic race the Route du Rhum, having completed the necessary qualification voyage. ...

PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup rescued by wave of local support By Ole Svarre, , 3:27 PM Fri 12 Sep 2014 GMT
The world’s best wave windsurfers are only gearing up for the 2014 KIA Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup in Klitmøller, Denmark from September 15-21 after the kind of stirring local support that is the stuff of windsurfing lore and Hollywood scripts. ...

RS200 Youth Championship to take place this October By Sally Campbell, , 3:11 PM Fri 12 Sep 2014 GMT
The RS Class Association are delighted to announce that the RS200 Youth Championship will take place within the Gul RS200 Inland Championship at Chew Valley Lake Sailing Club on 18/19 October. Helm and crew must both be aged 22 or under on 18th October 2014 and will be competing for the RS200 Youth Championship Hyundai Trophy, plus vouchers from event sponsor Gul. ...

ISAF Sailing World Championship, Santander - Opening ceremony images By Jesus Renedo, , 2:53 PM Fri 12 Sep 2014 GMT
Photographers Jesus Renedo and Pedro Martinez were on site in Santander to capture these images of the large gathering for the ISAF Sailing World Championship Opening Ceremony. ...

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Team Alvimedica geared up for Leg Zero By Stefano Blin, , 12:28 PM Fri 12 Sep 2014 GMT
Team Alvimedica’s preparations for the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean continue here today when the crew participates in Leg Zero. The two-day race sees the seven Volvo Ocean Race teams sailing to Majorca and back from Volvo Ocean Race headquarters. ...

J/70 World Championship 2014 - Healy surfs into lead By Jan Harley, , 7:57 AM Fri 12 Sep 2014 GMT
Based on their performance during the first two days of the regatta, the 86 teams are now racing in either the gold or silver fleet, with the championship crown going to the eventual victor in the gold fleet. After being postponed ashore this morning until a thunderstorm threat had lifted, the competitors were once again sent out to do battle on Rhode Island Sound. ...

Extreme Sailing Series: Team NZ share lead after Day 1 in Istanbul By Emirates Team NZ, , 9:28 PM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
Consistency. That’s what Dean Barker wanted on the first day of racing of the Extreme Sailing Series’ Istanbul round. That’s what he got. As he said after practice yesterday, 'consistency will be rewarded'; Emirates Team New Zealand finished the first day at the top of the leader board with 46 points, equal with defending series champion, the Wave, Muscat. ...

ISAF Sailing World Championships - Thousands attend Santander opening By ISAF, , 8:33 PM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
An estimated 30,000 people enjoyed the Opening Ceremony at the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships as ISAF President Carlo Croce officially declared the event open. The Santander 2014 ISAF Worlds features more than 1,250 sailors from 83 countries and they proudly carried their national flags through Parque de la Llama, venue of the opening ceremony. ...

Rolex Swan Cup - Day 2 images by Carlo Borlenghi By, , 8:10 PM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
Photographer Carlo Borlenghi was on site for day two of the Rolex Swan Cup to capture these images. ...

GC32: Great Cup: Day 1, Foils, flying and an unstoppable Flavio By GC32 Media, , 8:03 PM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
Star of the day was Flavio Marazzi and his ARMIN STROM Sailing Team. The team of the Swiss former Olympic Star sailor won both this morning’s practice races and this afternoon followed this up with victory in the first two scoring races of Marseille One Design. ...

Extreme Sailing Series - Action-packed opener in Istanbul By Sarah Alexander, , 7:39 PM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
Day one, Act 6 of the 2014 Extreme Sailing Series – and tensions were understandably high. J.P. Morgan BAR and the 11 other Extreme teams pushed hard and delivered an action packed opener. Despite the perfect racing conditions in open water, the course was still tough to manage and in true Extreme-style, the racing close and tight. ...

Rolex Swan Cup - Classic day of racing on the Costa Smeralda By KPMS, , 7:17 PM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
If ever there was a classic day for racing on the Costa Smeralda, today was it at the Rolex Swan Cup. The race committee at the YCCS was confident in the forecast of strong winds from the west, and informed the 93 boats that they would be competing on an Island Long Race that would take them through the legendary Bomb Alley and between the starkly beautiful islands of Caprera and La Maddalena. ...

Extreme Sailing Series - Pushed to the limit and dismasted on Day 1 By Extreme Sailing Series, , 6:32 PM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
In an unprecedented first day at the Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 6 in Istanbul, the public and national media witnessed some extraordinary adrenaline fueled racing, with every team pushing hard – and at times too hard, with two boats dismasting; first Groupama sailing team and then Alinghi. ...

ISA All Ireland Championship - Anthony O’Leary emerges victorious By Irish Sailing Associaton, , 5:01 PM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
Anthony O’Leary – the Commodore’s Cup powerhouse – has been crowned 2014 ISA All Ireland Sailing Champion. He has beaten fellow Corkonian Stefan Hyde on count-back following a two day, 12 race battle against 15 other national class champions. ...

Régates Royales – Trophée Panerai - At the heart of history By Soazig Guého, , 4:25 PM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
Régates Royales – Trophée Panerai - Take a world-famous bay with varied and unpredictable weather conditions. Take an army of genius designers who created the most stunning sailing yachts of the last two centuries. Sprinkle over some sportsmanship, a dose of fighting spirit, add a pinch of gentleman's attitude and you'll have the perfect recipe of the Régates Royales de Cannes – Trophée Panerai. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - A profile of Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing By Agathe Armand, , 3:14 PM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
Don’t let Volvo Ocean Race crew Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing’s serious, weathered look mislead you. Forget the branded clothes, and the impeccable team base. Ian Walker and his men are more than just a group of professionals – they are old teammates. ...

Team15 Champions Cup - Windsurfing teams prepare to battle By Matt Carter, , 3:04 PM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
Youth windsurfing teams are preparing to hit the water at Rutland Sailing Club this weekend (13-14 September) to compete in the Team15 (T15) national final - the Team15 Champions Cup. The event will see over 91 young windsurfers from across the UK who will take to the water to battle it out in a bid to win the prestigious title of T15 National Champions. ...

J/70 World Championship - Day 2 images by Chris Howell By, , 1:39 PM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
Chris Howell was on the water at the J/70 World Championship to capture these images on day two of competition. ...

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Lego Zero crisis scenarios loom By Volvo Ocean Race, , 12:35 PM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
Seven Volvo Ocean Race boats set off together for the two-day Leg Zero on Friday knowing that a series of 'crises' loom for all of them – and they have all been planned by the organisers. The fleet will be sailing to Majorca and back from Race headquarters in Alicante and failure to complete the trip will mean they will have to return to do it again or at least complete any unfinished mileage. ...

America's Cup: Bob Fisher on the state of the Cup By Bob Fisher, , 12:34 PM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
The much-vaunted America’s Cup Press Conference in London was anti-climatic in every respect. There was nothing new to announce except to introduce the new Commercial Commissioner to the assembled company that had arrived from far and wide. All were agreed that it was a waste of time and money. ...

2015 RC44 Championship Tour announced By RC44 Class Association, , 10:24 AM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
A total of five venues next year will see the Class start in its first new location – Valletta, Malta in March ahead of touring some of the finest sailing venues in Europe. This includes a debut for Porto Cervo, Italy as well as old favorites Marstrand, Sweden and Cascais, Portugal before heading back to the Caribbean to finish the season in the winter sun at the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda. ...

Extreme Sailing Series: Precious practice time put to good use By Warren Douglas, Emirates Team NZ, , 10:12 AM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
It’s practice day for the Extreme Sailing Series Istanbul regatta and Emirates Team New Zealand is out to make the most of every precious minute on the water that’s allowed under the rules. The Extreme 40 crew for the sixth round of the series – Dean Barker, Glenn Ashby, James Dagg, Jeremy Lomas and Edwin Delaat – are keen to convert findings from the Cardiff debrief into performance on the rac ...

J/70 World Championship: Day 2 - Completion of qualifying series By Jan Harley, , 7:48 AM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
With 86 boats racing, the fleet had been divided into four color-coded groups for the first two days of competition. Each group sailed two races today, which, when added to the three races sailed on the opening day, allows each team to count the best four out of five to determine whether they will sail in either the gold or silver fleet starting tomorrow. ...

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