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Red Bull 49erFX: First look at the Olympic sailing venue at Rio
By Molly Meech and Alex Maloney, ,
4:16 AM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Red Bull 49erFX team of Molly Meech and Alex Maloney report on their second tour in Europe reflecting on the Europeans and looking at the new Olympic venue in Rio. We have mixed emotions about our time in Helsinki. A week on from the 2014 Europeans the dust has settled, and we are able to see our strengths and weaknesses more clearly - our performance over the competition had its highs and lows ...
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 1
By Patrik Pollak, ,
2:15 AM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Difficult wind conditions allowed race committee to use almost all flags they have. Postponements, abandonments, recalls, black flags and more … ...
Six Metre European Championship - Blazing sunshine on opening day
By Fiona Brown, ,
9:34 PM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
The opening day of the Six Metre European Championship 2014 hosted by the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club, Falmouth, opened with blazing sunshine, but not a breath of wind. The fleet went afloat on time for the planned 10.30 start, but it wasn't until almost 4 o'clock that the wind finally established itself sufficiently to get the first of two short but very enjoyable races underway. ...
OK Dinghy Europeans - Beautiful setting for opening ceremony
By Robert Deaves, ,
7:58 PM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
The 2014 OK Dinghy European Championship was officially opened in Steinhude, Germany, Monday evening after 117 entries had been received. Racing is scheduled to begin on Tuesday. The championship is being held at two clubs, Segler-Verein Großenheidorn and Yachtclub Steinhuder Meer, standing side by side in an idyllic location overlooking the Steinhuder Meer. ...
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Tactical evening ahead for the fleet
By James Boyd, ,
6:12 PM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
Variety has always been the spice of the Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup with the 27 boats from France, Scotland, Ireland and England this week getting to sail a mix of inshores, offshores and a race around the Isle of Wight. At 09:30 BST today the fleet of three boat teams set sail from the Royal Yacht Squadron line of Cowes on the 'offshore race', longest and most high scoring of the series. ...
Under 21 Laser European Championships - Lorenzo Chiavarini victorious
By Matt Carter, ,
5:17 PM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
Sailor Lorenzo Chiavarini claimed an emphatic European victory at the 2014 Under 21 Laser European Championships in Torbole, Italy, on Saturday (19 July). In addition to the gold and silver in the Under 21 fleet, there was further podium success for the British squad with Henry Wetherell sealing the Under 19 title, finishing sixth overall. ...
International Moth Worlds: Greenhalgh and Rashley tied at the top
By Mark Jardine, YachtsandYachting.com, ,
4:50 PM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
International Moth World Championships – It's more like Costa del Hayling at the moment - sweltering heat and little wind make it great for sunbathers and ice cream vans, but less so for the Moth fleet. The race committee made the most of the breeze that did come in and managed to get two races in for Yellow fleet and one for Blue fleet, bringing the Qualifying Series to a close after five races. ...
PWA Pozo World Cup - Fantastic finale determines winners
By Chris Yates, ,
2:32 PM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
The final day of the PWA Gran Canaria Wind and Waves Festival lived up to expectations as Pozo provided a full day of fantastic competition - spanning nine action packed hours - to conclude the event. By the end of the day a result had been gained in both the men’s and women’s division as Victor Fernandez produced a magnificent display to be crowned the champion of Pozo for the fifth time. ...
Six Metre Class British Open Championship - Llanoria and Valhalla win
By Fiona Brown, ,
2:26 PM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
After two exciting days of racing, Peter Hofman's Classic Llanoria and Paul Smith's Modern Valhalla were victorious at the International Six Metre Class British Open Championship in Falmouth. Hosted by the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club, the British Open acted as the warm up event for the Six Metre European Championship 2014, which gets underway today. ...
Anna Tunnicliffe set to compete at the CrossFit Games
By Anna Tunnicliffe, Pittsburgh, PA ,
2:14 PM Mon 21 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. Starting in a few days time, are the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games, in Carson CA. Then it will be back on the Extreme 40's in Wales. ...
Spinlock IRC Welsh Championships 1st – 3rd August 2014
By Pwllheli Sailing Club, ,
12:43 PM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
The inaugural ‘Spinlock IRC Welsh Championships’ is only a few weeks away and is hosted by Pwllheli Sailing Club (PSC) on first to 3rd August. The event has used the successful 2013 J Cup hosted by PSC as a spring board with the added award of the ‘Spinlock IRC’ regional title. ...
America's Cup: Oracle Team USA holds foiling camp at Wangi SC
By Oracle Team USA, ,
11:12 AM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
Oracle Team USA present two videos from their foiling training camp at Wangi SC in Australia.
First Andrew Campbell (USA) gives his view of the camp, and in the second various team members contribute their thoughts on skipper Jimmy Spithill baring all on a foiling moth. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Abu Dhabi OR completes double Atlantic crossing
By Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, ,
10:31 AM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
After a long voyage in cramped conditions, with no washing facilities and only frozen dried meals to eat, the Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR) team was eager for food, cold drinks and warm showers when they safely reached Gosport on the English south coast. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Team SCA has a 'pull through day' off the Canaries
By Team SCA, ,
9:54 AM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
Team Alvimedica and Team Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing have completed their second Trans-Atlantic crossings, and in the Canary Islands, Team SCA, Team Brunel, and Team Campos are engaged in the Around Canary Island Race - a 650nm trip around the Canary Islands. Here's Team SCA's latest blog from the Around Canary Island Race: ...
No tiller sailing - how to steer using just the sails + Video
By Miranda Powrie, Auckland ,
9:00 AM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
Miranda from Weta has put together a helpful video on how to steer a boat using just the sails, no tiller sailing.
It's a good training exercise, not only for learning how to sail faster but also just in case something happens to your rudder!
This is applicable to every sailor, in any class, and a great training exercise. ...
International Moth Worlds: Three bullets in a row for Greenhalgh
By Mark Jardine, ,
8:18 AM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
Blue fleet made up for their lost race from Saturday and then sailed two more races in the best of the breeze. Yellow fleet were too far East to get the full effect of this and only managed a single race in what was a long day on the water for them. ...
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 0 Opening
By Patrik Pollak, ,
2:13 AM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
Racing at the BIC Techno 293 One Design World Championship 2014 did not start yet, but many dreams and visions has been fulfilled already. ...
Fuerteventura World Cup - Slalom action highlights day 2
By PKRA, ,
2:06 AM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
Day two of the Fuerteventura Kiteboarding Grand Slam featured the exciting discipline of slalom, with a total of four rounds run for both the men’s and the women’s fleets. Bibiana Magaji swept all four races of the lady’s fleet and Julien Kerneur led the men’s. ...
2014 Governor's Cup - Sam Gilmour of RFBYC victorious again
By Nancy Mellon, Corona del Mar, CA ,
11:10 PM Sun 20 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Governor's Cup - On the final day of racing, only the top four teams competed, since the other eight teams matches were completed on Friday. The racers from those teams were able to watch the finals in comfort from spectator boats. RFBYC and SDYC each won two races in hotly contested tacking duels, despite the light wind and changing conditions. ...
Brewin Dolphin Commodores’ Cup - Antix opens with 2 bullets
By Brewin Dolphin Commodores’ Cup, ,
10:02 PM Sun 20 Jul 2014 GMT
Ireland has not competed in the Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup since winning the event in 2010, but today on the Solent the defending champions once removed got off to a strong start in the Royal Ocean Racing Club's biennial flagship event for national teams with amateur crews. ...
Osprey Nationals Day 1 - Perfect day’s sailing
By Alan Henderson, Porthpean ,
2:49 PM Sun 20 Jul 2014 GMT
Day 1 of the Osprey Nationals 39 Ospreys started off a perfect day’s sailing at Porthpean SC, Cornwall. Despite apocalyptic weather forecasts of lightning, thunderstorms and floods, what actually arrived was a lovely sunny day, with WSW winds rising through the day. ...
Flying Dutchman World Championships - Magyars are the Masters
By Alan Henderson, United Kingdom ,
2:31 PM Sun 20 Jul 2014 GMT
One race was sailed on the final day of the Flying Dutchman Worlds at Largs to seal the Championship. Competitors enjoyed a lay day on Thursday, with many taking a trip on the Paddle Steamer Waverly around the island of Arran. Friday was scheduled to be a racing day, but 35 knots of winds prevented any sailing. ...
Final day shakes up standings at Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek
By Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Race Week 2014, ,
1:02 PM Sun 20 Jul 2014 GMT
After the unprecedented abandonment of racing for all classes yesterday, the pressure was on to get a final race (or more) completed, introduce the drop in some classes, and give everyone a fighting final day chance. The forecast wasn't looking great and after approximately an hour searching for some breeze, Principal Race Officer Simon James set a startline. ...
2014 -15 Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica pushing towards Southampton
By Team Alvimedica, ,
5:48 AM Sun 20 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 -15 Volvo Ocean Race - Anyone that has done any amount of sailing around the English Channel must know that the four thousand horses now pushing us toward Southampton are anything but a shirking of duty. We had a beautiful sail past the Scilly Islands and along the Lizard, a welcoming coastline following any passage of that length. ...
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Waiting game on Day 3
By Duncan Worthington, Phuket ,
3:32 AM Sun 20 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - The signs were ominous as the boats left the anchorage on day three of the 2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek. Grey skies, no rustling in the trees and confusing reports from the weather pros. ...
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