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ISAF Sailing World Championships - Images of the leaders in Santander By, , 6:30 PM Sat 13 Sep 2014 GMT
Pedro Martinez and Jesus Renedo were on the water at the ISAF Sailing World Championships in Santander to capture these images of the leaders in Laser, Laser Radial and the RS:X classes. ...

Rolex Big Boat Series - Day 2 images by Erik Simonson By, , 5:03 PM Sat 13 Sep 2014 GMT
Photographer Erik Simonson was on deck for day two of the 2014 Rolex Big Boat Series to capture these images. ...

Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - TP52 fleet ready for tricky race tracks By 52 Super Series, , 3:08 PM Sat 13 Sep 2014 GMT
The home straight of the 2014 Barclays 52 Super Series is in sight. The Zenith Royal Cup Marina Ibiza commences Wednesday 17th September and will see eight 52s from eight different nations competing at a less well known venue, one which promises to reveal tricky race tracks with a broad range of different racing conditions expected. ...

ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - British 49er and 49erFX crews all set By Lindsey Bell, , 2:58 PM Sat 13 Sep 2014 GMT
European silver medal winner Alain Sign is forgetting the disappointment of last year’s World Championship and is eyeing a podium finish this time around as he and Dylan Fletcher prepare for the start of the 49er competition at the ISAF Sailing World Championships in Santander on Monday (15 September). ...

Rolex Big Boat Series - Plenty maintains lead By Tink Chambers, San Francisco , 2:34 PM Sat 13 Sep 2014 GMT
Two of the longest-tenured and most popular owners in the Farr 40 class enjoyed tremendous success on the water during the second day of the Rolex Big Boat Series and made significant moves in the standings as a result. Santa Barbara skipper John Demourkas and his crew aboard Groovederci jumped from fourth to second in the overall standings with a pair of runner-up finishes on Friday. ...

Platu 25 Central European Alp Cup - 'Reach Around' a new Champion By Sabrina Bonaiti, Lecco , 1:38 PM Sat 13 Sep 2014 GMT
After six very competitive races the British 'Reach Around' scored points enough to conquer the highest step of the podium in the general ranking list last week end. So, at the end of four legs that have been competed in four different Alp Lakes - in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy - for the first time a not Alpine team got the eighth edition of the Platu 25 Central European Alp Cup ...

2014 Asia Pacific Student Cup - Count down begins By Bryan Reginald CHAN, Marina Bay , 1:20 PM Sat 13 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 Asia Pacific Student Cup - Marina Bay, arguably one of the most scenic urban spots that Singapore has to offer, will soon play host to some of the top student sailors from around the region, as they come together again for the third edition of the Asia Pacific Student Cup ...

Extreme Sailing Series: Live coverage of Day 3 - view here By Sail-World, , 10:47 AM Sat 13 Sep 2014 GMT
Catch all the action from Day 3 - Live - of the Extreme Sailing Series, Istanbul ...

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Going away By Agathe Armand, , 9:12 AM Sat 13 Sep 2014 GMT
Today was the start of Leg 0, a practice race from Alicante to Majorca and back, a rehearsal before the real deal starts in October – and I’m chatting with Dongfeng Race Team’s Onboard Reporter, Yann Riou. There was noise, there was music, and there were goodbyes. I’ve worked for this race for a while, I’ve seen a lot of Volvo boats leave the dock, and it always moves me. ...

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Practice makes perfect By Jonno Turner, , 8:54 AM Sat 13 Sep 2014 GMT
There were a few signs that this wasn’t the real start of the Volvo Ocean Race. At just 400 nautical miles, this weekend jaunt to Majorca and back might pale into insignificance at the side of some of the marathon slogs of the real race. But ask the sailors, and they’ll tell you that it’s anything but insignificant. ...

2014 J/70 World Championship - Contrasting conditions on Day 4 By Jan Harley, , 5:53 AM Sat 13 Sep 2014 GMT
Narragansett Bay was the setting for the penultimate day of racing at the 2014 J/70 World Championship presented by Helly Hansen as the New York Yacht Club Race Committee worked to get the competitors racing before the northerly breeze died. In roughly 10 knots of breeze, two races – one each for the gold and silver fleets – were run before the breeze ultimately ran out. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Leg Zero signals start of the significant racing By Volvo Ocean Race Media, , 2:02 AM Sat 13 Sep 2014 GMT
An empty Race Village. The odd laugh and joke between rival sailors. A few necessary pre-race emergency procedures to be tested and tightened-up. There were a few signs that this wasn’t the real start of the Volvo Ocean Race. At just 400 nautical miles, this weekend jaunt to Majorca and back might pale into insignificance at the side of some of the marathon slogs of the real race. ...

Extreme Sailing Series: Physically demanding racing for BAR on Day 2 By Sarah Alexander, , 9:25 PM Fri 12 Sep 2014 GMT
At Act 6 of the Extreme Sailing Series it was another series of physically demanding and challenging races for J.P. Morgan BAR, after a gusty breeze developed on a hot day two in Istanbul. The early, light conditions delayed the start, but the wind picked up quickly when it came, and the team went on to claim the first race win of the day, their first of the event. ...

Emirates Team NZ: Holding second overall after Day 2 in Istanbul By Warren Douglas, , 9:03 PM Fri 12 Sep 2014 GMT
Emirates Team New Zealand crew started well on the second day of the Extreme Sailing Series’ sixth round at Istanbul. Then, as Dean Barker describes it, 'we had a few ups and downs', before settling back into the groove and winning two races. That’s the way it is for every team - there’s no such thing as plain sailing in an Extreme Sailing Series regatta. ...

Dragon Gold Cup - Defending champion wins again By Diana Bogaards, , 9:00 PM Fri 12 Sep 2014 GMT
Defending champion Markus Wieser wins the Dragon Gold Cup again. The professional sailor, competing for the United Arab Emirates, was in the lead of the 70th Dragon Gold Cup the whole week, but didn't take it for granted. Lawrie Smith (GBR), Yevgen Braslativ (UAE) and Lars Haigh (DEN) were close in the ranking. ...

Extreme Sailing Series: A force to be reckoned with in Istanbul +Video By Extreme Sailing Series, , 8:40 PM Fri 12 Sep 2014 GMT
Day two at the Extreme Sailing Series Act 6 in Istanbul without doubt went to the two Oman Sail teams, with Oman Air clocking up more points than any other boat on the water to climb a massive four places on the leaderboard, and finish the day in third. ...

ISAF Sailing Worlds - Day 1 images by Jesus Renedo and Pedro Martinez By, , 8:21 PM Fri 12 Sep 2014 GMT
Photographers Jesus Renedo and Pedro Martinez were on site for day one of racing at the ISAF Sailing World Championships in Santander to capture these images. ...

Marseille One Design: GC32's Armin Strom storms ahead on day 2 + Video By The Great Cup, , 7:25 PM Fri 12 Sep 2014 GMT
During a perfect second day of sailing on the Roucas Blanc, with the wind ranging between 10 knots and the high teens, the GC32 foiling catamarans, racing at the inaugural Marseille One Design, had a long day, completing seven races. At the close of play, Armin Strom Sailing Team continues to dominate, holding 14 points, with GDF Suez second on 23 and Team Magic Marine third on 25. ...

ISAF Sailing World Championships - Racing underway in Santander +Video By Jeff Martin, Int'l Laser Class/ISAF, , 6:48 PM Fri 12 Sep 2014 GMT
At the ISAF Sailing World Championships, the thick fog that covered the harbour in Santander at the start of the day soon burnt off and gave way to a light five to seven knot breeze from the north east allowing the Laser and Laser Radial Fleets to get afloat and start the event. ...

PSP Southampton Boat Show - What’s the whisper about Whisper? By World Wide Images, , 6:18 PM Fri 12 Sep 2014 GMT
On Friday 12 September, Southampton Solent graduate Geoff Holt, the first quadriplegic sailor to sail solo across the Atlantic, will be unveiling the University’s latest exciting technological development – an innovation which could change the face of small boat inshore racing. ...

PSP Southampton Boat Show - Opening day images By, , 6:16 PM Fri 12 Sep 2014 GMT
Opening day images from the PSP Southampton Boat Show captured on location by OnEdition. ...

Santander Worlds 2014 Mat Belcher (Part II) *Feature By, , 3:59 PM Fri 12 Sep 2014 GMT
So you have won four world championships in a row so far, So you are confident about this one? We have to say yes.Our preparation is really good and we are in good spirits and in good health and we are looking forward to racing. We have always focussed on our performance and we have been really happy with how we are sailing and communicating in the boat and our speed. ...

Rolex Swan Cup - Mistral keeps fleet shoreside By YCCS, , 3:53 PM Fri 12 Sep 2014 GMT
The only star of race day four of the Rolex Swan Cup and Swan 45 World Championship was the Mistral wind gusting at over 40 knots off the north-eastern coast of Sardinia. After a long postponement for participants ashore, and with no signs of the gale abating, the Race Committee was forced to hoist the Answering Pennant over Alpha to indicate no racing today. ...

Route du Rhum - Sir Robin Knox-Johnston completes qualifier By Ruth Harrington, , 3:41 PM Fri 12 Sep 2014 GMT
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, at 75-years-old will be the oldest competitor in this year’s French single handed classic transatlantic race the Route du Rhum, having completed the necessary qualification voyage. ...

PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup rescued by wave of local support By Ole Svarre, , 3:27 PM Fri 12 Sep 2014 GMT
The world’s best wave windsurfers are only gearing up for the 2014 KIA Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup in Klitmøller, Denmark from September 15-21 after the kind of stirring local support that is the stuff of windsurfing lore and Hollywood scripts. ...

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