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Invitational Team Racing Challenge underway By Jill Campbell/Donata Cuppone, , 6:59 PM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
The first edition of the Invitational Team Racing Challenge, organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in Porto Cervo, got off to a superb start with perfect sailing conditions and well over half of the matches in the round robin completed on day one. ...

Stena Match Cup Sweden - Action-packed match racing + Video By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 5:22 PM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
Stena Match Cup Sweden is known for being one of the few events where, thanks to the boats and venue topography, sailors can race in anger inshore in gale force conditions with spinnakers. Over its 20 years this has provided some of the most action-packed match racing of all time, all visible to the spectators packing Marstrand’s natural sailing stadium. ...

Oceans of Hope yacht arrives in Portsmouth By Heather Ewing, , 5:19 PM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
Oceans of Hope, the 20-metre yacht undertaking the first circumnavigation with a working crew of people with multiple sclerosis (MS), has arrived in Portsmouth, UK, on the latest leg of the 61,000-kilometre (33,000-nautical mile) global voyage. ...

Nacra 17 European Championships: Britain’s sailors will be on the hunt By Matt Carter, , 5:08 PM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
Britain’s sailors will be on the hunt for European glory when racing kicks off at the 2014 Nacra 17 European Championships in La Grande Motte, France, on Monday (7 July). Five British Sailing Team crews will be in action in the mixed multihull event at the Yacht Club Grande Motte from the 7-12 July. ...

Solitaire du Figaro - Experience was ultimately the key By Marie Le Berrigaud-Perochon, , 4:55 PM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
Experience was ultimately the key for the winner of the 2014 La Solitaire du Figaro Eric Bompard cachemire which finished into Cherbourg Octeville Wednesday. The 38 year old Jérémie Beyou who won the fourth and final stage of the race was joined on the podium after his 14th participation by two 30 year olds and a 25 year old. ...

RORC Transatlantic Race - Polishing up the silver By Trish Jenkins, , 4:26 PM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
Two magnificent perpetual trophies will be awarded to winners of the Royal Ocean Racing Club's inaugural Transatlantic Race this November. Departing from Puerto Calero, Lanzarote, the first yacht to complete the course and cross the finish line, 2,800 miles later in Grenada, will be presented with an exquisite sterling silver trophy by the International Maxi Association (IMA). ...

Bishop Skinner Marine’s top 10 insurance claims and tips to avoid them By RYA, , 2:45 PM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
While to thousands of enthusiasts, getting out on the water is one of the most enriching and enjoyable activities, boaters face a range of expensive hazards from water ingress to capsize to collision. ...

Anna Tunnicliffe competing at the CrossFit Mid-Atlantics + Video By Anna Tunnicliffe, Pittsburgh, PA , 12:55 PM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
Twice Rolex Sailor of the Year and Olympic Gold medalist, Anna Tunnicliffe (USA) alternates between sailing aboard Alinghi in the Extreme Sailing Series, and chasing a serious ranking in the world of CrossFit. She skipped sailing aboard the Extreme 40 Alinghi in last weekend's Extreme Sailing Series in St Petersburg, Russia. But she will be back aboard as tactician for the next regatta in Wales ...

Clipper Race - Choppy conditions as fleet closes in on Den Helder By Clipper Ventures, , 11:46 AM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet is closing in on Den Helder in the Netherlands with the first yachts expected to arrive at the dock around 08:00 (local time, UTC-GMT +2) on Friday 4 July.,Henri Lloyd is still leading the fleet, which is currently running in winds of 20 knots off the north east of England with the direction expected to back round to the south west this afternoon. ...

Lightning Youth World Championship - Final day By International Lightning Class Association, , 4:13 AM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
Lightning Youth World Championship - On the final day of racing 'typical' Buffalo Canoe Club weather prevailed. PRO Rob Ruhlman reported 'winds were steady from 240 - 230 and increased as the day went on from six –seven to fifteen - sixteen knots.' Three races were completed to determine the 2014 Lightning Youth World Champions - Congratulations to the Brazilian Team of Felipe Rondina, Jose Afonso ...

2014 Star Class World Championship - Day 3 By Icarus Sailing, , 2:26 AM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Star World Championship - Race Day 3 got off to a rough start today with two separate postponements, one onshore and one on the water at the race course area, due to the unusual light Northerly wind this afternoon. After only a one hour delay, the Race Committee was able to begin a sequence and send the Star fleet on the four leg 'Course four' for Race three. ...

Minimising possible impact on the Clyde By RYA, , 1:48 AM Thu 3 Jul 2014 GMT
On 25 July, over 250 boats will gather at James Watt Dock in Greenock to take part in RYA Scotland’s Commonwealth Flotilla, one of the many official Festival 2014 events to celebrate the Commonwealth Games coming to Glasgow and an important way for people from near and far to be part of the Games experience. ...

Top tips for picking up a mooring buoy under power By RYA, , 11:54 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
RYA Chief Instructor, Sail Cruising, Vaughan Marsh shares his top tips for picking up a mooring buoy under power. There are many reasons to pick up a mooring buoy, but let’s take a closer look at what’s involved using the process – Appraise, Plan, Execute and Review. ...

America's Cup: Dean Barker interviewed on the current state of the Cup By Ludovic Sorlot, , 10:50 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
On the occasion of the Europe Class A Championship organized by the Cercle de Bordeaux sailing on Lake Carcans-Maubuisson caught up with Dean Barker who answered Ludovic Sorlot's questions. Beaten after an incredible return of American during the last America's Cup, we asked him how he felt after this terrible defeat. ...

Solitaire du Figaro - Two Brits on Rookie podium after leg 4 By Artemis Offshore Academy, , 9:13 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
On Wednesday 2nd July, eight wind swept, salt crusted and physically exhausted British solo sailors dropped onto the docks in Cherbourg, France having just finished the 2000 mile Solitaire du Figaro 2014. Team Plymouth skipper Sam Goodchild was the first British skipper across the Leg 4 finish line in 13th, seeing him finish his fourth Solitaire du Figaro 22nd overall. ...

PWA Awaza World Cup - Delphine Cousin draws first blood By Chris Yates, , 7:57 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
Day two of the PWA Awaza World Cup proved to be a long and frustrating affair, spanning twelve and a half hours, as light and gusty winds played havoc for much of the day. Early this morning Delphine Cousin made the perfect start to her title defence as she claimed the first victory of the year in the women’s fleet, however only one heat of the men’s was completed before the wind became too light. ...

J80 European Championship - Moriceau puts pressure on Van der Ploeg By Neus Jordi, , 5:58 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
'Factor Energía', commanded by José María van der Ploeg, stayed at the top of the leaderboard of the J80 European championship after three days of competition. Three races were staged today at Club Náutico El Balís’ waterfront. French champion of the J80 class 'Interface Concept', skippered by Simon Moriceau, sailed better and ranks second overall, only one point behind the leader. ...

Stena Match Cup Sweden - On a roll in Marstrand + Video By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 5:46 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
With 20 of the 24 flights of Qualifying now complete after day three of Stena Match Cup Sweden, the vital question is over who will make it through to the top eight and continue into Friday’s Quarter Finals here in Marstrand. Currently leading the field, both on 10 points, are Ian Williams’ GAC Pindar and Francesco Bruni’s Luna Rossa teams. ...

Star World Championship - Frustrating day 3 rocks the fleet By Star Class World Championship, , 5:31 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
Race day three at the Star World Championship got off to a rough start with two separate postponements, one onshore and one on the water at the race course area, due to the unusual light Northerly wind this afternoon. After only a one hour delay, the Race Committee was able to begin a sequence and send the Star fleet on the four leg 'Course 4' for Race 3. ...

Invitational Team Racing Challenge - All set for Porto Cervo action By Jill Campbell/Donata Cuppone, , 5:25 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
Only a few hours until racing gets underway in the first edition of the Invitational Team Racing Challenge organized by the YCCS from second through 6th July. The sixteen participating crews, representing eight teams, have been arriving in Sardinia over the past few days and spent today on the water getting to grips with the Bavaria B/One boats and the brisk conditions off Porto Cervo. ...

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - Rendezvous returns August 31st By KPMS, , 4:37 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
In a just under two months’ time, the world’s number one rendezvous for Maxi yachts returns in the shape of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup. Taking place from 31 August – 6 September, the competition is always one of the international yachting calendar’s standout occasions. ...

Solitaire du Figaro - Jérémie Beyou claims leg 4 win By Marie Le Berrigaud-Perochon, , 4:10 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
In La Solitaire du Figaro-Eric Bompard cachemire, at 11h 20m 50s (French time, 09h 20m 50s UTC) Jérémie Beyou (Maître Coq) crossed the finish of the fourth and final stage off Cherbourg-Octeville to win the leg from Les Sables d'Olonne and also secure his third overall victory over his 14 participations. ...

ISAF seeks modern catamaran for future Youth Worlds editions By ISAF, , 4:02 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
ISAF is seeking a modern, lightweight catamaran with spinnaker and daggerboards to be used at the ISAF Youth Sailing Worlds. The selected manufacturer will be required to supply and maintain the multihull equipment. Key criteria include that the equipment represents a clear pathway to the Olympic Games, is cost effective, visually appealing and athletically challenging for competitors. ...

The Foiling Week - The first 'Invitational' of the Moth Class By Domenico Boffi, , 3:10 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
At the Foiling Week, in addition to the Open National Championships, the first Moth Invitational will take place. Some of the best mothies in the world will fight in an innovative short course, very fast and tactical: the TFW Moth Invitational. ...

470 Junior Worlds - Flawless performances on day 4 By 470 International Association Class, , 2:11 PM Wed 2 Jul 2014 GMT
There were flawless performances from the French teams on this critical fourth day at the 2014 470 Junior World Championships. Two more races wrapped and two more to go before the top 10 Medal Race on 3 July. Back to back race wins for the French men's and women's teams of Guillaume Pirouelle/Valentin Sipan and Maëlenn Lemaitre/Aloïse Retornaz. ...

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