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2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup, Melbourne - Teaming up By Lisa Ratcliff, , 5:30 AM Fri 26 Sep 2014 GMT
The first event of the ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne, the William Angliss Institute Resort Management Cup, is now taking entries from both school age and open teams. For the third year running, world cup competitors looking for a final tactical tune-up can enter this team sailing event competing for their school, home state or country. ...

Fireflies win RS Tera at Bart’s Bash! By Steven Greaves, Southampton , 2:25 AM Fri 26 Sep 2014 GMT
Stuart Hudson persuaded Sally Wakefield and current National Champions Paul and Laura Kameen to represent the Firefly Class at this year’s Battle of the Classes at the Southampton Boat Show. Full of confidence in what was a formidable team, hopes were high as they surveyed the course which had the windward mark set under a cliff which was the side of a cruise ship. ...

J/24 World Championship - Will Welles hangs on going into last day By Julie and Christopher Howell, , 1:53 AM Fri 26 Sep 2014 GMT
With marginal conditions and diminishing visibility on the ocean course, the Race Committee chose to sail inside north of the Newport Bridge for races seven and eight of the 2014 J/24 World Championship hosted by Sail Newport. Will Welles’ Cougar (USA) sailed his throw-out in race seven but came back with a solid six in race eight to hold onto the lead with a total score of 31 points. ...

Open 2.4mR World Championship on the horizon By Bruce Millar, Canadian 2.4mR Class President, , 1:17 AM Fri 26 Sep 2014 GMT
Sailors from around the world will be welcomed to Toronto, Canada for the 2014 Open 2.4mR World Championship. This will be the first time the 2.4mR world championships are held in Canada. Hosting will be The National Yacht Club, which is located on the shores of Lake Ontario near the heart of city. ...

Bart's Bash - Top photographers gain special entry By Ocean Images, , 12:01 AM Fri 26 Sep 2014 GMT
A-list photographers, Richard Langdon, Jesus Renedo, Ricardo Pinto and Rachel Jaspersen obtained special dispensation to enter Bart's Bash in their press boat at the ISAF Sailing World Championships. Look up 'The Santander Snappers' on Just Giving to help add towards their goal for Bart's Bash ...

Platu 25 Worlds - EUZ II Monella Vagabonda is still leading in France By Sabrina Bonaiti, Antibes , 11:43 PM Thu 25 Sep 2014 GMT
After four very competitive races yesterday at the Platu 25 World Championship, the Italian 'EUZ II Monella Vagabonda' owned by Francesco Lanera and helmed by Sandro Montefusco is still leading, followed by the Swiss 'Superbusi' helmed by Mathias Bermejo who placed two brilliant first places yesterday. ...

J70 European Championships - Carlo Alberini strengthens lead on day 2 By Elena Giolai, , 6:40 PM Thu 25 Sep 2014 GMT
Carlo Alberini of Italy on Calvi Network strengthens his lead with an 11 point advantage at the J70 Europeans. Former European 420 junior champion and current national on the Olympic 470, Simon Sivitz Kosuta, was forced to pull out of the competition after suffering serious damage to his boat. ...

Régates Royales de Cannes – Trophée Panerai - Mixed bag on day 3 By Les Regates Royales, , 5:02 PM Thu 25 Sep 2014 GMT
Day three of the 2014 Régates Royales de Cannes – Trophée Panerai, featured the right alchemy that makes sail racing perfect: good weather conditions, excitement and top level crews. The Classics had their course set in the area from Cap Roux to Cap Esterel, but a fading wind forced the race Committee to shorten the course off La Napoule. ...

Dutch Match Cup - High winds and big wipeouts in Lelystad By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 4:51 PM Thu 25 Sep 2014 GMT
High winds tested the twelve teams to the edge of physical and mental control on day two of the Dutch Match Cup in Lelystad. A new event on the Alpari World Match Racing Tour (AWMRT), the event in Lelystad presents the crews with a new challenge, of mastering the small, light Maxfun25s with ridiculously big asymmetric spinnakers. ...

Route du Rhum - Yann Guichard to sail Spindrift 2 solo By Spindrift Racing, , 2:57 PM Thu 25 Sep 2014 GMT
Multihull expert Yann Guichard will depart from Saint-Malo on November 2nd to take on one of the biggest challenges of his career to date. He will be representing Spindrift Racing, the professional sailing team he manages alongside Dona Bertarelli. ...

Applications for RYA Club of the Year Award 2015 now invited By Susie NationGrainger, , 1:54 PM Thu 25 Sep 2014 GMT
The RYA Club of the Year Award is aimed at recognising and promoting the outstanding achievements of the amazing array of people who work together to create vibrant clubs across the UK and keep our sports alive. ...

RYA Zone and Home Country Championships - Youngsters prepare to race By Matt Carter, , 1:36 PM Thu 25 Sep 2014 GMT
More than 1,000 of the nation’s most promising young sailors will commence battle this weekend (27-28 September) as the 2014 RYA Zone and Home Country Championships greet the shores of nine venues across the United Kingdom. ...

Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image - Best sailing photo of the year sought By Zenith, , 1:25 PM Thu 25 Sep 2014 GMT
Zenith partners the 'Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image' photo competition which brings together the most important ocean photographers from all over the world. For the fifth consecutive year, the best yacht racing photographers from all over the world are preparing to take part in the great 'Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image' international competition. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Yann Riou, getting you up close and personal By Dongfeng Race Team, , 1:07 PM Thu 25 Sep 2014 GMT
Meet the man charged with the task of getting you up close and personal in the upcoming Volvo Ocean race. There is only so much storytelling that can be done from on land. We can imagine what it’s like onboard, we can Google synonyms and write emotive sentences about the team we know so well, but we know we’re not even scratching the surface as far as telling the real story is concerned. ...

Marseille One Design concludes GC32 racing season + Video By Icarus Sailing Media, , 12:56 PM Thu 25 Sep 2014 GMT
Racing for the foiling GC32s resumed in dramatic style at the Marseille One Design, run by Sirius Evènements with backing from the city of Marseille. An exciting event with plenty of lead changes and close calls took place in Marseille from 11th till 14th of September. ...

World Yacht Racing Forum - Seventh edition to take place in Barcelona By MaxComm Communication, , 12:49 PM Thu 25 Sep 2014 GMT
The seventh edition of the World Yacht Racing Forum will take place in Barcelona on December 10-11 with the support of FNOB (Fundació Navegació Oceànica Barcelona), the organiser of the Barcelona World Race. New location, new speakers, new topics: the World Yacht Racing Forum 2014 innovates! Now in its seventh year, the event will be centered around the theme 'Growing the Business Of Yacht Racing. ...

Scotland Boat Show - Clipper Race yacht Old Pulteney’s ‘home’ debut By Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, , 11:41 AM Thu 25 Sep 2014 GMT
A 70-foot ocean racing yacht which circumnavigated the globe in the latest edition of the famous Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, representing Scottish Whisky brand Old Pulteney, will be centre stage in front of thousands of visitors at the Scotland Boat Show, 10-12 October, being staged on the Clyde, near Glasgow. ...

Platu 25 World Championship - Euz II Monella Vagabonda still leading By Sabrina Bonaiti, Lecco , 9:12 AM Thu 25 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 Platu 25 World Championship - Three races have been competed today in totally different weather conditions. Yesterday stong wind (30 knots) and high wave (three metres) put crews through the wringler. ...

RYA Club Development Workshops - Prepare your club for 2015 and beyond By Susie NationGrainger, , 8:10 AM Thu 25 Sep 2014 GMT
Supported by Arthur J. Gallagher, RYA Club Development Workshops will be delivered by RYA Regional Development Officers (RDOs) and this year’s topics are Review and Planning and Resourcing and Funding. There will also be an opportunity to revisit the 2013 workshop topics, Plan, Resource and Promote in just one session. ...

Rolex Middle Sea Race Record - A possibility for Esimit Europa 2 By Louay Habib, , 7:56 AM Thu 25 Sep 2014 GMT
One record that has stood the test of time is that of George David's RP90, Rambler. In 2007, the American maxi set a time for the Rolex Middle Sea Race, which has still to be bettered - 47 hours 55 minutes and 3 seconds. In 2007 Rambler, and her crew, experienced tough conditions in setting a record for the Rolex Middle Sea Race. ...

2014 J/24 World Championship - Will Welles holds advantage By Julie and Christopher Howell, , 2:18 AM Thu 25 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 J/24 World Championship - After a struggle to set the line square to the shifting wind, the fleet got off two more races at the 2014 J/24 World Championship hosted by Sail Newport. Will Welles’ Cougar (USA) held the lead with a four, four respectively for a total score of 16 points. ...

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. ...

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