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Flare disposal service being offered on select dates By RYA, , 5:11 PM Thu 27 Mar 2014 GMT
Hampshire Constabulary Marine Unit in conjunction with Ramora UK, one of the UK’s leading bomb disposal companies and the below marinas are offering 'a distress flare amnesty' for private boat owners on select dates. The disposal of out-of-date flares is a growing problem for boat owners who face severe penalties if they fail to follow the correct procedures. ...

Clipper Round the World Race - Tactics play out in mighty Pacific race By Marina Thomas, , 4:46 PM Thu 27 Mar 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, with 3,500 miles of racing across the North Pacific to go until the welcome sight of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, the 12 teams have positioned themselves for the low pressure system that is developing as it draws ever closer 10 days into Leg 6. ...

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Skippers hope to capitalise By Clipper Ventures, , 3:38 PM Thu 27 Mar 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, excellent racing conditions have diminished overnight and winds are down to just five knots this morning. As the anticipated low pressure system draws ever closer to the Clipper Race fleet, skippers are now waiting and hoping that they have positioned themselves correctly to capitalise on it. ...

Farr 40 Midwinters off to a rousing start off Cabrillo Beach By Tink Chambers, Annapolis, Maryland , 7:41 AM Thu 27 Mar 2014 GMT
The Farr 40 Midwinter Championship got off to a rip-roaring start as 16-18 knot northerly winds buffeted the 16-boat fleet, making boat-handling difficult for skippers and crews while providing exciting racing. ...

America's Cup: Five Emmy Award nominations for Video and Technology By Peter Rusch, Oracle Team USA Mediaand Sail-World, , 2:15 AM Thu 27 Mar 2014 GMT
Media production for the 34th America’s Cup has received five Emmy Award nominations, including for Outstanding Live Sports Special. The five nominations come on the heels of a previous Emmy Award for Outstanding Technical Achievement for AC LiveLive. ...

Dates announced for ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne 2014 By Jav Greaves, Sandringham Yacht Club , 2:13 AM Thu 27 Mar 2014 GMT
Yachting Victoria has announced the dates for the 2014 Australian leg of the ISAF Sailing World Cup. The ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne, which is the second regatta of the 2014-2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup series, will run out of the world acclaimed Sandringham Yacht Club in Melbourne Australia, from the seventh to the 14th of December 2014. ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca - Sailors ready to fight hard By ISAF, , 8:08 PM Wed 26 Mar 2014 GMT
The 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca – Trofeo Princesa Sofia is set to take place from 31 March – 5 April with more than 850 sailors fighting hard for honours. Fifty nations will be represented across one Paralympic and ten Olympic events at the fourth of five World Cup Regattas of the 2013-2014 series. ...

Round Hainan Regatta - Microlab claims early lead in race to Sanya By Pierre Orphanidis, , 6:08 PM Wed 26 Mar 2014 GMT
In the Round Hainan Regatta, Aloha and Team Wanning made the most of a light-air day and scored commanding victories in Wednesday's in-port race in Haikou. As the breeze increased, Microlab took the early lead in the offshore race to Sanya, setting the stage for the grand finale on Friday. ...

Gazprom International European Dragon Championship: No racing on day 2 By Imagina, , 4:29 PM Wed 26 Mar 2014 GMT
On day two of the Gazprom International Dragon European Championship, a strong easterly wind of 30 knots blowing off Sanremo from the early hours of this morning put a stop to racing today, which kicked off yesterday under the organisation of the Yacht Club Sanremo. ...

Rolex China Sea Race - Bluewater classic action returns By KPMS, , 4:03 PM Wed 26 Mar 2014 GMT
The biennial Rolex China Sea Race commences mid-April, kicking off Rolex’s 2014 international yachting season. Running 565-nm from Hong Kong’s bustling Victoria Harbour, where traditional sampans compete for water space with modern commercial craft, it is Asia’s principal offshore competition. The race crosses the South China Sea, finishing in Subic Bay, The Philippines. ...

Clipper Round the World Race - Fleet prepares for low weather system By Clipper Ventures, , 11:47 AM Wed 26 Mar 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race, while the good racing conditions continued yesterday, skippers spent the day closely analysing their data and altering courses overnight in preparation for the approaching low weather system, forecast to impact the fleet over the next 24 hours. ...

Gazprom International European Dragon Championship – Day 1 in Sanremo By Imagina, , 9:21 AM Wed 26 Mar 2014 GMT
For the first day of the Gazprom International European Dragon Championship, overcast skies, well formed seas and steady wind from the east - northeast between 18 and 20 knots were on offer in Sanremo. ...

World Youth Sailing Week - 10 days of great sailing By Elena Giolai, Garda Lake , 4:01 AM Wed 26 Mar 2014 GMT
At Easter, on Garda Trentino, 10 days of great sailing dedicated to young people, thinking about sport, tourism and promotion of the territory with approximately 1,800 racers expected will take place at the World Youth Sailing Week. ...

Fireball Pre-Worlds - Glorious day 2 in Pattaya By Cormac Bradley, Dun Laoghaire , 8:22 PM Tue 25 Mar 2014 GMT
Today’s (day two) participants in the Fireball Pre-Worlds being hosted by the Royal Varuna Yacht Club in Pattaya, Thailand had a glorious day on the water with sunshine and 10 knots of breeze from the SW. The tide made life challenging but kept the racing tight through the fleet. ...

Denmark presents 2018 ISAF Sailing World Championships bid By Matthew Pryor, , 7:50 PM Tue 25 Mar 2014 GMT
Denmark’s bid for the 2018 ISAF Sailing World Championships was presented at the ISAF headquarters in Southampton, England, today, with a vision to expand the sport’s horizons and let the stars of sailing shine. One of four bidding for the Championships, Aarhus, Denmark’s second largest city, outlined a bid that promises to take sailing to the people. ...

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Teams continue to fly By Clipper Ventures, , 5:39 PM Tue 25 Mar 2014 GMT
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, teams continued to fly in perfect downwind conditions towards San Francisco yesterday as the sun shone and 18 to 35 knot winds continued to power the fleet. As a low pressure system builds not too far away however, no one is under any illusion that the favourable conditions are here to stay. ...

Round Hainan Regatta - Aloha and Team Wanning win race to Haikou By Pierre Orphanidis, , 4:43 PM Tue 25 Mar 2014 GMT
In the Round Hainan Regatta, following three fabulous days of racing in Sanya with a strong breeze over 20 knots, Hainan's western coast proved to be a real challenge for both the 8-strong fleet and race management. The weather threw everything at them, including gusts over 25 knots and big waves that tested the crews and their boats and resulted in blown spinnakers and gear failures. ...

British Keelboat Academy - Core training concludes By Matt Carter, , 1:01 PM Tue 25 Mar 2014 GMT
A total of fifteen young aspiring keelboat talents who were selected for the British Keelboat Academy in January brought their Core Training to a close this weekend at the UKSA headquarters in Cowes, Isle of Wight (22-23 March). ...

Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image Award 2014 – Fifth edition By Bernard Schopfer, , 11:33 AM Tue 25 Mar 2014 GMT
Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image Award 2014 - Started in 2009, this event is the world’s premier photography competition dedicated to the sport of sailing, celebrating the very best yacht racing image taken during the year, and which best represents the essence and excitement of the sport. ...

BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival - Sailors ready for action By Louay Habib, , 3:57 AM Tue 25 Mar 2014 GMT
With less than a week to go until the 43rd edition of the BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival, a truly international cast is making ready to take centre stage in the beautiful sailing grounds off Tortola, British Virgin Islands. ...

ISAF Youth Worlds: Yachting NZ name a very strong, full team for 2014 By Sail-World, , 11:15 PM Mon 24 Mar 2014 GMT
Yachting New Zealand have announced a very strong team of twelve young sailors to represent New Zealand at the prestigious 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship Regatta. The team includes returning ISAF Youth World medalists and some top sailing talent who are experienced internationally. ...

RYA Winter Match Racing Series - Miller and crew victorious By Matt Carter, , 6:20 PM Mon 24 Mar 2014 GMT
In the second and final event of the RYA Winter Match Racing Series, Connor Miller and his crew of Mike Matthews and Tom Neilson came out on top following a windy battle. Aberdeen’s Miller, a current Loughborough University student, mastered the breezy conditions at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy to overcome William Goldsmith’s crew 3-1 in the final to claim weekend honours. ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca - Top sailors ready for battle By ISAF, , 5:54 PM Mon 24 Mar 2014 GMT
The ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca – Trofeo Princesa Sofia is set to take place from 31 March to 5 April with 882 sailors from 55 nations competing. The fourth of five ISAF Sailing World Cup regattas will see the world's top competitor's race across one Paralympic and ten Olympic events ...

Testing times for Warsash Series By Flavia Bateson, Hampshire , 4:37 PM Mon 24 Mar 2014 GMT
There was a distinct turnabout in conditions for the second meeting of the Brooks Macdonald Warsash Spring Series on Sunday 23rd March 2014. From the ‘T-shirts and shorts’ balmy weather of a week ago, waterproofs were to the fore on a chilly day bringing a mixture of sunshine and heavy rain or hail showers, with a strong breeze. ...

49er pitchpole - spot of bother they said, or was it Holy Crap + Video By, , 4:17 PM Mon 24 Mar 2014 GMT
Watch young 49er sailors Dane Wilson and Willie McBride going wet and wild off Santa Barbara. ...

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