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Oyster Regatta Antigua - Glorious conditions prevail on final day By Louay Habib, , 9:04 PM Mon 14 Apr 2014 GMT
For the final day of racing at the Oyster Regatta Antigua, glorious but lighter conditions prevailed. The Oyster fleet was a magnificent sight, flying spinnakers for a predominantly downwind race from Nonsuch Bay to English Harbour Antigua. Even the wildlife turned out to watch with sunfish and sea turtles coming to the surface in the divine Caribbean swell. ...

RYA Youth National Championships: Waiting for the wind on day 1 +Video By Matt Carter, , 8:23 PM Mon 14 Apr 2014 GMT
The RYA Youth National Championships 2014 kicked off today (Monday 14 April) for the majority of classes at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy as a light building breeze greeted the record breaking entry of 392 sailors at the RYA’s premier youth racing event. ...

RYA Olympic Classes Spring Series – Glorious conditions at the WPNSA By Matt Carter, , 6:09 PM Mon 14 Apr 2014 GMT
Sailors revelled in glorious conditions the weekend of 12-13 April as the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy held the second installment of the RYA Olympic Classes Spring Series. With 8-12 knots and superb sunshine across the two days of racing, the annual Spring Series event witnessed some impressive racing across the five Olympic and three Paralympic classes inside Portland Harbour. ...

RS400 Sprint Championships – 83 race across four clubs By Paul Allen, , 6:04 PM Mon 14 Apr 2014 GMT
What a great start to the year. With 25 RS400s at the Sprint Champs, 21 boats at Findhorn, 10 boats racing at Notts County, and a bumper 27 turnout at the Irish eastern, that's 83 400s racing at just four clubs this past weekend. ...

Anna Tunnicliffe - from CrossFit to Extreme 40's By Anna Tunnicliffe, , 5:33 PM Mon 14 Apr 2014 GMT
These days, 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. In her blog, Anna Tunniclffe gives this insight into the world of CrossFit, before she heads for Qingdao and the next round for the Extreme Sailing Series: ...

Image Gallery: Stratis SL33 flies on the Waitemata By Richard Gladwell,, , 11:56 AM Mon 14 Apr 2014 GMT
Perhaps more familar as the test platform for Emirates Team NZ, the SL33 is available as a production catamaran, and is now fitted as a foiler. William Calver from took some amazing photos of Mike Sanderson's Stratis SL33, in full flight, ahead of its release as a production one design foiler. ...

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - PSP Logistics prepares for USA By Clipper Ventures, , 11:22 AM Mon 14 Apr 2014 GMT
On day 28 of Race 10 in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 2013-14, having conquered the mighty Pacific Ocean, the largest ocean on the planet and clocking up nearly 6,000 miles in Race 10, PSP Logistics have just under 40 miles to go until they arrive in San Francisco, USA. ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères - Crème of the crop to compete By ISAF, , 10:50 AM Mon 14 Apr 2014 GMT
For the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères over 1,100 athletes have registered to sail with the crème of the crop of Olympic and Paralympic sailing set to compete in Hyères, France. ...

Congressional Cup: Luna Rossa makes podium in first event By Luna Rossa Media, , 10:29 AM Mon 14 Apr 2014 GMT
In addition to Francesco Bruni, helmsman of Luna Rossa and winner in 2010, nine skippers of the highest level participated in the event, including four who had already won the Congressional Cup at least once: Ian Williams, Mathieu Richard, Simone Ferrarese and Johnie Berntsson. Joining them this year was also Taylor Canfield, currently number one in the world match racing ranking list. ...

Int 14 World Championships 2015 launch new event website By Jav Greaves, , 10:08 AM Mon 14 Apr 2014 GMT
The Royal Geelong Yacht Club, in conjunction with the Victorian 14 Footer Sailing Council, has launched the 2015 International 14 Class World Championship, to be held in Geelong, Victoria, between 3 - 17 January 2015, with the launch of the event website. ...

Congressional Cup: World top rankers finish that way in Long Beach By Rich Roberts, , 7:42 AM Mon 14 Apr 2014 GMT
First he noticed the six-inch chunk missing from the transom behind his feet, then he reached for the protest flag and moments later saw the on-water umpires affirm his protest with a blue flag, matching Williams' ID for that race. ...

America's Cup: Gino Morrelli outlines the new AC62 design By Kimball Livingston - Blue Planet Times, San Francisco, USA , 1:41 AM Mon 14 Apr 2014 GMT
Kimball Livingston of the Blue Planet Times talks with Gino Morrelli of top US multihull design partnership, Morrelli and Melvin, who have had a big hand in the design process for the draft design of the AC62, expected to be used for the next America's Cup. ...

Doyle Sails New Zealand signs Andrew Brown as One Design Manager By Ellie Brade, , 1:21 AM Mon 14 Apr 2014 GMT
Effective immediately, Andrew Brown has joined the Doyle Sails New Zealand team as One Design Manager. Originally from Christchurch, Brown is the holder of 13 national titles in dinghy racing, and represented New Zealand at the 2004 Olympics in the International 470 Class. He currently undertakes contract coaching for the Yachting New Zealand's NZL Sailing Team ...

America's Cup: Dean Barker's Blog - A sail with the Duke and Duchess *Feature By Dean Barker, San Francisco, USA , 10:10 PM Sun 13 Apr 2014 GMT
Writing on his blog at Kiwi Yachting Consultants' website Emirates Team NZ skipper Dean Barker gives his view on Friday's Royal Matchrace and the state of the 34th America's Cup: We raced on board the two Sail NZ IACC yachts on a tight course outside the RNZYS. I was fortunate to sail with William back in 2010 when he was last in NZ ...

50th Congressional Cup: See the delayed coverage and media conferences By, , 7:21 PM Sun 13 Apr 2014 GMT
The Finals of the 50th Congressional Cup have just concluded at the Long Beach Yacht Club, Los Angeles, with a win for World #1 ranked Match Racer, Taylor Canfield (USA) over Iain Williams (GBR). Catch the delayed video and commentary of all the racing and media conferencesSee this story for regatta website links and information. ...

Clipper Race 10 Day 27: Closing stages - Qingdao to San Francisco By Clipper Ventures, , 11:35 AM Sun 13 Apr 2014 GMT
Clipper Round The World Yacht Race 2013-14 - With Mission Performance now just 10 miles ahead of Jamaica Get All Right, light winds have once again been forecast at the finish line into San Francisco which could hamper the progress of the final three teams. With an elapsed time of 36 hours, PSP Logistics remain upbeat with their sights firmly on beating Team Garmin to claim ninth place. ...

Canfield, Williams, Bruni, Swinton in Congressional Cup final four By Rich Roberts, , 7:29 AM Sun 13 Apr 2014 GMT
Congressional Cup 2014 - With competitors from four countries, it will be a truly international battle. Whoever wins out through the best-of-three semis and the best-of-three finals will need their best efforts to top perhaps the strongest fleet in the event's half-century. ...

Oyster Regatta Antigua - Full on ocean conditions for day 3 By Louay Habib, , 7:49 PM Sat 12 Apr 2014 GMT
On day three of the Oyster Regatta Antigua, full on ocean conditions were the order of the day for the penultimate race. Race Three sponsored by Pelagos Yachts, started from outside English Harbour with the magnificent Oyster fleet beating to windward passed the Pillars of Hercules to enjoy an 18-mile ocean race, finishing at Nonsuch Bay on the windward coast of Antigua. ...

PWA World Tour - A taste of things to come at La Torche + Video By Chris Yates, , 7:25 PM Sat 12 Apr 2014 GMT
The PWA World Tour Grand Slam event at La Torche is set to take place October 18-26. The 2014 Tour will see the slalom and wave sailors return to the French shores of La Torche for the first time in many years. ...

Women's International Match Racing Series kicks off in June By WIM Series Media, , 5:51 PM Sat 12 Apr 2014 GMT
This year’s Women's International Match Racing Series kicks off in June at the ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship in Cork, Ireland. The Women's International Match Racing Series (WIM) completed its inaugural season in 2013 with five successful events and 25 crews from 13 countries in fierce competition. ...

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Frustrating conditions By Jan Ridd, , 9:33 AM Sat 12 Apr 2014 GMT
On day 26 of race 10 in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race skipper of Team Garmin, Jan Ridd, shares his frustration as his team is almost in touching distance of Golden Gate Bridge, 'How frustrating is this. We sail over 6,000 miles across the Pacific Ocean, to get 65 miles from the finish to end up struggling to sail in under three knots of wind. ...

Man rescued after falling overboard in Pacific taken to hospital By Marina Thomas, , 7:07 AM Sat 12 Apr 2014 GMT
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race team Derry~Londonderry~Doire has finished its toughest leg yet, with rescued British crew member Andrew Taylor going to hospital upon arrival following the man overboard incident in the Pacific Ocean last week. ...

Carsington Summer Trophy - The new Garmin Summer Series kicks off By Brenda Hoult, , 5:18 AM Sat 12 Apr 2014 GMT
Carsington Water SC will be running the opening event of the brand new Garmin Summer Series on Sunday 11th May 2014, the Carsington Summer Trophy. With over 700 acres of open water set in the beautiful Peak District the venue boasts stunning views coupled with fantastic facilities in the stone-built clubhouse. ...

Congressional Cup - Canfield leads toward Congressional Cup sailoffs By Rich Roberts, , 4:30 AM Sat 12 Apr 2014 GMT
Taylor Canfield won all five of his races Friday to leap into first place and virtually clinch a berth in the semifinals of Stage Two of the 50th Congressional Cup, but he's a hard young guy to satisfy. ...

60th BUCS-BUSA Team Racing Championships 2014 - Cambridge Blue victors By Tony Mapplebeck, , 2:38 AM Sat 12 Apr 2014 GMT
The culmination of a year of training and competition, through Qualifiers, Scottish Leagues and Playoffs, involving 500 sailors in teams from 36 universities, 168 of the elite of British university team racers came to Strathclyde Loch, hosted by the University of Strathclyde Sailing Club, from sixth to 8th April for the Finals of the 60th British Universities and Colleges Sport Team Racing ...

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