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J70 European Championships - Calvi Network takes off like a rocket By Elena Giolai, , 7:01 PM Wed 24 Sep 2014 GMT
Great turn out for the first European Championships of the new J70 monotype organized by Fraglia Vela Riva: 33 crews take part from eight nations. A perfect first day with three regattas completed with southerly winds of 8/16 knots. These numbers confirm the rise in popularity of this skiff in which Fraglia Vela Riva has believed in since the beginning. ...

Régates Royales de Cannes – Trophée Panerai - Luckier on day 2 By Les Regates Royales, , 5:15 PM Wed 24 Sep 2014 GMT
Day two of the Régates Royales de Cannes – Trophée Panerai was much luckier than the first one. Despite an unusual grey sky, yesterday's strong winds gave way to much more moderate conditions, allowing the Committee to launch a coastal race. In the Golfe-Juan area the 45 Dragons had three intense races whilst the la Napoule Bay staged the traditional show for the Classics and the Metre classes. ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Champions confirm Abu Dhabi attendance By ISAF, , 2:52 PM Wed 24 Sep 2014 GMT
A string of Olympic, World and Continental Champions have confirmed attendance for the ISAF Sailing World Cup Final, scheduled for 26-30 November in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Following the ISAF Sailing World Championships in Santander, Spain a number of the world's finest athletes quickly accepted their invitation after picking up one of the qualification places available in Santander. ...

Dutch Match Cup - Top three keep perfect score By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 2:21 PM Wed 24 Sep 2014 GMT
The top three teams in the Alpari World Match Racing Tour (AWMRT) were the only teams to keep a perfect score on day one of the inaugural Dutch Match Cup in Lelystad. Ian Williams, Taylor Canfield and Mathieu Richard all returned from the opening salvo of Qualifying with a 3-0 scoreline. ...

Extreme Sailing Series, the leading sponsor-funded global circuit By Extreme Sailing Series, , 11:47 AM Wed 24 Sep 2014 GMT
Extreme Sailing Series™ organisers OC Sport has released a very positive interim independent media evaluation report conducted by independent agency Havas Sports and Entertainment. The report projects a 24% increase in media value by the year-end, and like-for-like comparison of first four Acts this year versus last indicates an impressive 40% increase. ...

Predictwind and Iridium offer Sat Phone comms at Mobile Phone pricing By Sail-World, , 7:54 AM Wed 24 Sep 2014 GMT
Iridium have recently released the Iridium GO!, their latest product in the satellite communication market. It’s portable, battery powered, and creates a WiFi hotspot. PredictWind have partnered with Iridium to put together a package catering specifically to the marine market. ...

Concern that ISAF proposal will cause chaos in the sport By Scuttlebutt Editor, , 7:15 AM Wed 24 Sep 2014 GMT
Today we are publishing in full an articlel from Scuttlebutt as we agree absolutely with opinions expressed in it. 'The ISAF Executive Committee can also bring items in front of the Council, and one of their submission offered this year is a shocker. ISAF is proposing to eliminate the Classification system used to define 'professional' and 'amateur' sailors and let classes and events manage it. ...

2014 J/24 World Championship - Will Welles takes lead By Julie and Christopher Howell, , 1:21 AM Wed 24 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 J/24 World Championship - After a morning postponement ashore, the fleet got off two more races at the 2014 J/24 World Championship hosted by Sail Newport. Will Welles’ Cougar (USA) moved to the lead with a nine, one respectively. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind gears up in Alicante By Richard Gladwell/, , 7:05 PM Tue 23 Sep 2014 GMT
Images from Team Vestas Wind, winner of the Leg Zero on the Volvo Ocean Race as she gears up for the In Port race in Alicante, Spain on October 4. Leg 1 is due to start a week later on October 11, heading for Cape Town. The last minute entry still has a lot of work ahead in boat preparation and logistics. ...

Bart’s Bash sets new Guinness World Record as the Largest Sailing Race By Irene Corosu, London , 5:14 PM Tue 23 Sep 2014 GMT
Bart’s Bash, the global sailing race organised by the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation which took place on 21st September, has set the new Guinness World Record for the Largest Sailing Race (24 hours). ...

Dutch Match Cup - The race to master a new challenge + Video By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 4:58 PM Tue 23 Sep 2014 GMT
Twelve teams are preparing to start racing at the inaugural Dutch Match Cup, the latest addition to the Alpari World Match Racing Tour (AWMRT). With the contest due to begin on Wednesday, today the sailors are making the most of practice in the Maxfun25 keelboats in Lelystad, less than an hour’s drive from Amsterdam. ...

Rolex Middle Sea Race - Deadline for entries fast approaching By RMSR Race Committee, , 4:05 PM Tue 23 Sep 2014 GMT
The Organising Authority of the Rolex Middle Sea Race wishes to remind entrants to the race for 2014 that according to the Notice of Race entries must be submitted and completed by the payment of the entry fee and the submission of the required documentation by the October 3rd. ...

Regates Royales - Trophée Panerai - Legends in numbers By Les Regates Royales, , 2:14 PM Tue 23 Sep 2014 GMT
As expected, high force five to six winds swept the Bay of Cannes on the opening day of the 36th Regates Royales - Trophée Panerai, compelling the Race Committee to abandon racing for all classes. The crews waited expectantly until the decision by the organisers at 1pm, before being able to enjoy the many social activities scheduled in the race village. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Final checks and finishing touches + Video By Volvo Ocean Race, , 1:56 PM Tue 23 Sep 2014 GMT
In the Volvo Ocean Race Boatyard, shore crews are going through the final checks and putting the finishing touches to the seven new one-design boats. In the 1200m2 facility, specifically built for the Volvo Ocean Race fleet, the teams are racing against the clock to complete their check-ups and repairs - which must be made before the Alicante In-Port Race on October 4th. ...

ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 22 September 2014 By ISAF, , 1:02 PM Tue 23 Sep 2014 GMT
The ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 22 September 2014 have been released. 2014 World Champion Giles Scott (GBR) rockets to the top of the Finn rankings and finally counts scores from the maximum six regattas. Previously ranked at World #14 he adds the maximum 200 points to his total and tallies a perfect line up of first place finishes to keep Sweden's Bjorn Allansson at bay at World #2. ...

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