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Sylt PWA Super Grand Slam - Moody day 5 for competitors By Chris Yates, , 9:29 PM Tue 30 Sep 2014 GMT
After being graced with plenty of late summer sunshine during the opening days of the event, more autumnal weather moved in on the fifth day of the DAVIDOFF Cool Water Sylt PWA Super Grand Slam with grey skies and infrequent showers. Unfortunately though the light winds continued as the sailors endured another lay day. ...

Record participation for 2014 Audi Laser Masters’ World Championships By Randolph Bertin, Austin , 8:00 PM Tue 30 Sep 2014 GMT
The largest Laser World Championship in history will be taking place on the south coast of France when 515 sailors, representing 36 different countries, begin racing on October 5 to open the 2014 Audi Laser Masters’ World Championships. The Laser remains one of the best and most popular boats worldwide in which to enjoy the sport of sailing. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Leg 1 crew revealed for Dongfeng Race Team By Dongfeng Race Team, , 3:52 PM Tue 30 Sep 2014 GMT
It has been an interesting journey so far for the Chinese team in the Volvo Ocean Race, Dongfeng Race Team. Approximately 10 months ago this team set out on a mission to select and train Chinese recruits in the hope that they would be ‘race ready’ for the start of leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. ...

Have the Volvo Ocean Race at your fingertips By Volvo Ocean Race, , 3:48 PM Tue 30 Sep 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race fans can now carry the world’s toughest ocean race in their pocket, thanks to the launch of a new official mobile app. Developed for both iOS and Android systems, the app is available for download from the App Store and Google Play now – and boasts a host of exciting features which will allow users to be closer to the on-water adventure than ever before. ...

Mount Gay Round Barbados Race Series - Record breakers prepare By Sue Pelling, , 3:30 PM Tue 30 Sep 2014 GMT
Race teams planning next season’s calendar could do worse than sign up for the Mount Gay Round Barbados Race Series 2015 which runs from 16-24 January. This event, which kick starts the Caribbean race season, was re-launched in 2014 with a new race format and plenty of record-breaking opportunities. It proved such a success that an even bigger entry is expected in 2015. ...

Oman Sail preparations for Route du Rhum continue apace By Oman Sail, , 12:19 PM Tue 30 Sep 2014 GMT
Route du Rhum 2014 - The Sultanate of Oman’s flagship campaign, Musandam-Oman Sail, a 70ft trimaran skippered by Frenchman Sidney Gavignet and more commonly used by the national initiative Oman Sail as an ultra high-performance training platform for a number of successful Omani sailors, raced the Azimut Challenge in Lorient, France, last weekend, finishing second overall in the 'Ultimes' Class. ...

Images from St Tropez: Day 1 at Les Voiles de Saint Tropez By Eugenia Bakunova, , 11:12 AM Tue 30 Sep 2014 GMT
Photographer Eugenia Bakunova of leading Russian website was on the water at Les Voiles de Saint Tropez on the French Riveria , and provided this gallery of images of the classics and other yachts racing ...

ISAF Sailing Worlds - Sunset+Vine|APP smashes live broadcaster records By ISAF, , 7:21 AM Tue 30 Sep 2014 GMT
Sunset+Vine|APP, the Oxford-based unit of the multi-award winning UK independent TV sports production and media company Sunset+Vine, has helped ISAF smash all previous broadcaster records for the recent Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships. ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne - Last Chance to qualify for offer By ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne, , 3:48 AM Tue 30 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne - Don’t forget to enter the ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne. There are only two days left to take advantage of the discounted entry price offer. ...

Platu 25 World Championship - Euz II Monella Vagabonda wins again By Sabrina Bonaiti, Antibes , 6:45 PM Mon 29 Sep 2014 GMT
After Gmunden, Austria, in 2011 and Cala de' Medici, Italy, in 2012 and after a pained second place, same points with the Portogues 'Credite Egs' in Portosin, Spain, last year, the Italian crew coming from Puglia 'Euz II Monella Vagabonda', with Sandro Montefusco at the helm and his brother Paolo as a tactician, confirms for the third time the Platu 25 World Championship title. ...

Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez - Day 1 images by Carlo Borlenghi By Carlo Borlenghi Images, , 6:34 PM Mon 29 Sep 2014 GMT
Carlo Borlenghi was on deck for the first day of competition at Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez to capture these images. ...

Audi Tron and FGF Sailing Team win Melges 24 European Sailing Series By International Melges 24 Class Association, , 6:16 PM Mon 29 Sep 2014 GMT
The Melges 24 European Sailing Series 2014 got a spectacular conclusion in Medemblik, the Netherlands on September 19-21. The series opened in Portoroz, Slovenia in March and featured five regattas including MKB Bank Melges 24 European Championships on the Lake Balaton in May, Kiel Week in June, Italian Melges 24 Act 3 in Riva del Garda in July and the Dutch Open Championships in Medemblik. ...

Les Voiles de Saint Tropez - Day 1 action shots by Ingrid Abery By, , 6:00 PM Mon 29 Sep 2014 GMT
Photographer Ingrid Abery was on site for day one of racing at the 2014 Les Voiles de Saint Tropez to capture these images. ...

British ‘A’ Class Catamaran National Championship overall By Gordon Upton, , 5:14 PM Mon 29 Sep 2014 GMT
The largest fleet of A Class catamarans ever assembled in the UK took to the water at Rutland SC on the 26th – 28th September. 23 of these thoroughbred racers were seen at the best attended British Nationals ever. This represented some 85% of the national membership, a remarkable feat. ...

2016 ISAF Youth Match Racing Worlds - Bid guidelines now published By ISAF, , 4:54 PM Mon 29 Sep 2014 GMT
The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has published guidelines for candidates bidding to host the 2016 ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship. Bids to host the 2016 ISAF Youth Match Racing Worlds must be received by Friday 24 October 2014. ...

RYA Zone and Home Country Championships - Winners crowned By Matt Carter, , 4:25 PM Mon 29 Sep 2014 GMT
More wind came out to play today (28 September) for the closing off of the 2014 RYA Zone and Home Country Championships allowing race action to take place at eight of the nine championship venues, with the West Zone the only venue to miss out on this final day of racing. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Last medical training for the onboard sailors +Video By Volvo Ocean Race, , 12:30 PM Mon 29 Sep 2014 GMT
The onboard medic-sailors competing in the upcoming Volvo Ocean Race have completed their last medical training. More than a basic first aid refresher course, the mandatory medical training each Volvo Ocean Race team had to carry out in the last few months and days are key to survival while at sea. ...

OK Dinghy Inland Championship 2014 - Expecting a bumper turnout By Simon Cox, , 11:49 AM Mon 29 Sep 2014 GMT
The OK Inland Championship takes place this coming weekend, 4th-5th October, at Northampton SC. We're expecting a bumper turnout at a class favourite venue. With 41 boats at the Nationals, can we improve on this at the Inlands? This year Jim Hunt has been dominant domestically, winning almost every event he’s been to on home soil as well as the Belgian Nationals. ...

Extreme Sailing Series 2014 - Oman Sail crews relish ‘critical’ point By Oman Sail, , 10:10 AM Mon 29 Sep 2014 GMT
The 2014 Extreme Sailing Series reaches a ‘critical’ point with Act 7 in Nice later this week but Oman Sail’s crews on The Wave, Muscat and Oman Air are relishing the growing challenge and its intensity. Lying just one point behind series leaders Alinghi after closing the gap in Istanbul, The Wave, Muscat is gearing up for the last two events starting with Nice on Thursday. ...

Les Voiles de St Tropez now underway By Les Voiles de St Tropez, , 3:56 AM Mon 29 Sep 2014 GMT
Wind and sunshine coloured the opening day at Les Voiles de Saint Tropez! With the stylish, elegant arrival of 62 classic beauties from Cannes within the context of the Yacht Club de France’s Coupe d’Automne, the line-up for Les Voiles de Saint Tropez is once again full and readying itself for a timeless week of sport and friendship for those who love stunning boats and fine racing. ...

Extreme Sailing Series: Burling and Tuke back on board for Nice Act By ETNZblog, , 2:34 AM Mon 29 Sep 2014 GMT
The Extreme Sailing Series event in Istanbul seems to have only just finished, but already the containers are in the Ville de Nice set to gear up for this weeks penultimate regatta. Peter Burling and Blair Tuke are back onboard this week, fresh from their 49er World Championship win and looking to make it two wins from two events for Emirates Team New Zealand on the ‪Extreme Sailing Series ...

America's Cup: Oracle Team USA's AC72 takes to the streets By Richard Gladwell/, , 1:43 AM Mon 29 Sep 2014 GMT
Oracle Team USA's winning AC72 takes to the streets of San Francisco, one year on from the Team's successful Defence of the America's Cup. This week the AC72 catamaran Oracle Team USA raced to victory is going to be a special guest at Oracle OpenWorld 2014 in San Francisco. ...

Alpari World Match Racing Tour - Canfield wins first Dutch Match Cup By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 4:56 PM Sun 28 Sep 2014 GMT
Matches between the world’s top two match racing skippers are always aggressive affairs on the Alpari World Match Racing Tour (AWMRT). In the pre-start of the first match, Canfield stuck two penalties on Williams, leaving the British boat playing catch-up. ...

Pantaenius and Camper & Nicholsons Marinas become strategic partners By Pantaenius Marine Insurance, , 11:45 AM Sun 28 Sep 2014 GMT
Pantaenius, the world’s leading specialist yacht insurance company, has been at the forefront of yacht insurance for more than 40 years, earning a reputation for transparency and commitment to customer service that provides round-the-clock international support and reliable, speedy claims settlement. ...

British ocean adventuring legend launches round the world record bid By Alan Priddy, , 9:59 AM Sun 28 Sep 2014 GMT
Mr Priddy hopes to shave up to seven days off the current powerboat record of 60 days 23 hours 49 minutes, held by New Zealander Pete Bethune. He will make the formal announcement at the Fathom Ship Efficiency Conference in London on Wednesday October 1st. The boat has been designed by Professor Bob Cripps, former Technical Director of VT Halmatic. ...

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