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Santander Worlds – already a spectator success By Dan Ibsen, , 2:36 PM Sun 14 Sep 2014 GMT
Sunday in Santander, Spain- The sun is shining, light winds and ten thousands of people are out and about watching the activities at Santander 2015. On the promenade, along the boat parks and at the city waterfront. Sailors are certainly not used to a huge interest from the public, but here in Santander it’s clear that the city and its citizens really enjoy having this Sailing World Champions ...

ISAF Worlds Finn Gold Cup: In-form Scott aiming for world title repeat By Lindsey Bell, , 1:26 PM Sun 14 Sep 2014 GMT
The 27-year-old is unbeaten in the men’s heavyweight dinghy class since his return to Olympic campaigning last October. But although Scott admits his run of regatta-winning form is ‘fuel for a bit of confidence’ heading into the major event of the year, he’s aware that he’ll face strong competition throughout the week from the 79 other boats set to race in Santander. ...

ISAF Sailing World Championships Santander 2014 - Day 3 morning report By Daniel Smith, , 10:18 AM Sun 14 Sep 2014 GMT
It will be a light wind start to the day and those conditions will move into the afternoon. The direction will be changeable but it is scheduled to stabilise as the afternoon progresses with a north easterly breeze on the cards. At 14:00 four-six knots are of breeze has been predicted and that will increase to 8-10 knots at 17:00. ...

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Tales from the extreme By Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, , 10:03 AM Sun 14 Sep 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - The best of today's blogs from the boats. It's Leg zero, and all seven boats compete against each other for the first time. Here's what's happening on board... ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Latest starter wins opening race By Volvo Ocean Race, , 8:27 AM Sun 14 Sep 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Team Vestas Wind entered the race last, but they are ready. Chris Nicholson’s men proved it at dawn this Sunday, winning Leg 0 in Alicante. ...

2014 PSP Southampton Boat Show - ilovesailing calendar 2015 unveiled By Emma Slater, , 7:03 AM Sun 14 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 PSP Southampton Boat Show - After six months of competition, over 250 entries and the crowning of 12 amazing winners the ilovesailing calendar 2015 was officially unveiled at the PSP Southampton Boat Show (Saturday 13 September). ...

2014 J/70 World Championship - Healy, Abdullah, Becker and Borges win By Jan Harley, , 5:25 AM Sun 14 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 J/70 World Championship - For the final day of the 2014 J/70 World Championship presented by Helly Hansen, the New York Yacht Club Race Committee brought the fleet back out to Rhode Island Sound where three races were run in eight - fourteen knots of breeze. ...

ISAF Sailing World Championships - Day 2 images from By, , 1:21 AM Sun 14 Sep 2014 GMT's team was on site for day two in Santander at the ISAF Sailing World Championships to capture these images. ...

America's Cup: Luna Rossa sailing with two foiling AC45's + Video By Luna Rossa Media, , 10:06 PM Sat 13 Sep 2014 GMT
After Luna Rossa Piranha, who has been sailing since July 1st, today Luna Rossa Swordfish – the second AC45 with which the team is developing its design and training for the 35th America’s Cup – also started sailing again in Cagliari. The Protocol of the 35th America’s Cup in fact allows the modification of any component of the AC45 catamarans – used in past editions of the America’s Cup World ...

Extreme Sailing: Emirates Team NZ retain second overall By Warren Douglas, , 9:28 PM Sat 13 Sep 2014 GMT
The stage is set for a thrilling but nerve-wracking final day tomorrow of the sixth round of Extreme Sailing Series at Istanbul. It’s tight at the top but with a possible eight races, the last one scoring double points, there’s every chance the leader board could be in for a massive shakeup. ...

ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Rio Olympic Laser spots snapped up By ISAF, , 9:03 PM Sat 13 Sep 2014 GMT
With 50% of Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition spots available at the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships, the fight for positions is tight, tense and tough. After a four race qualification series, the 23 Laser places on offer at Santander 2014 have been picked up as the fleet divides up into gold, silver and bronze packs. ...

Rolex Swan Cup - All set for final showdown By YCCS, , 8:41 PM Sat 13 Sep 2014 GMT
The penultimate day of the Rolex Swan Cup and Swan 45 World Championship concluded with the top boats holding extremely slim margins in most of the divisions and everything now hanging on each team's performance in tomorrow's final race day. ...

Extreme Sailing Series - J.P. Morgan BAR on the march in Istanbul By Sarah Alexander, , 8:33 PM Sat 13 Sep 2014 GMT
Day three of the Extreme Sailing Series in Istanbul and J.P. Morgan BAR enjoyed some of the best sailing conditions the 2014 Series has delivered so far, at an Act where some of the hardest work has been forced upon them. ...

ISAF Worlds - GBR gets windsurfing title chase off to a flying start By Lindsey Bell, , 7:56 PM Sat 13 Sep 2014 GMT
Britain’s leading windsurfers saw a positive start on their first day of World Championship racing in Santander at the ISAF Worlds on Saturday (13 September). Wind conditions proved testing for both sailors and race committees on the second day of this Olympic qualifying regatta, with the Laser, Laser Radial and RS:X classes all enduring disruptions. ...

ISAF Sailing World Championships - RS:X action begins in Santander By ISAF, , 7:43 PM Sat 13 Sep 2014 GMT
Wind conditions proved testing for both sailors and race committees on the second day of the ISAF Sailing World Championships in Santander, with the Laser, Laser Radial and RS:X classes all enduring disruptions. The Lasers was the first class to start in Santander at the Spanish north coast. And today the RS:X class followed. ...

Extreme Sailing Series - A remarkable penultimate day’s racing + Video By Extreme Sailing Series, , 7:22 PM Sat 13 Sep 2014 GMT
The tankers and cargo ships on one of the world’s busiest shipping channels, the Bosphorus Strait, were replaced this morning with the magnificent sight of a fleet of Extreme 40s, as traffic was shut down for a spectacular passage race right through the heart of Istanbul. ...

Marseille One Design - GC32 GDF Suez unstoppable in the light By The Great Cup, , 7:03 PM Sat 13 Sep 2014 GMT
The Mediterranean took on a different complexion for day three of GC32 foiling catamaran racing at Marseille One Design with the wind dropping below 10 knots for the first time this regatta. Three races were held this morning with the wind hovering around five knots at sea level. ...

RYA/UKWA National Windsurfing Championships off to a flying start By Matt Carter, , 6:52 PM Sat 13 Sep 2014 GMT
More than 220 windsurfers took to the water at Rutland Sailing Club today (13 September) for the opening day of competition of the 2014 RYA/UKWA National Windsurfing Championships, a new event incorporating the RYA Team15 (T15) Champions Cup, and the RYA National Junior, Youth and Masters Championships. ...

Rolex Swan Cup - Day 3 images by Carlo Borlenghi By, , 6:47 PM Sat 13 Sep 2014 GMT
Photographer Carlo Borlenghi was on site at the Rolex Swan Cup to capture these images on day three. ...

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 ...

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