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America's Cup: Team NZ disappointed, but on track after Australians go By Warren Douglas, , 1:56 AM Sat 19 Jul 2014 GMT
Emirates Team New Zealand says the Australian Challenger’s withdrawal from the 35th America’s Cup is another demonstration of how tough the game is. When announcing this today, the Hamilton Island Yacht Club said: 'The Challenge was initiated with a view to negotiating a format for the 35th America’s Cup that was affordable and put the emphasis back on sailing skills. ...

America's Cup: Hamilton Island decides not to proceed with Challenge. By Sophie Baker, Hamilton Island , 1:46 AM Sat 19 Jul 2014 GMT
Official statement issued by Hamilton Island Yacht Club, which has decided not proceed with its Challenge. The Hamilton Island Yacht Club became the Challenger of Record for the 35th America’s Cup upon the completion of the 34th America’s Cup in San Francisco in 2013. ...

America's Cup: Challenger of Record withdraws from Regatta By Richard Gladwell,, , 10:20 PM Fri 18 Jul 2014 GMT
Although no public announcement has been made, several sources spoken to by Sail-World have confirmed that Hamilton Island Yacht Club have with drawn from the 35th America's Cup and relinquished their position as Challenger of Record. ...

2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Day 1 By Event Media, Phuket , 8:08 PM Fri 18 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek kicked off with 12-15 knots of wind on the opening day. Principal Race Officer Simon James set two races for all but the Classic class and with the wind building throughout the day the second, longer race, produced some exhilarating sailing for the 400+ sailors. ...

Windsurfing and Kiteboarding World Cup to take place on Fuerteventura By Christian Tillmanns, , 5:54 PM Fri 18 Jul 2014 GMT
Fuerteventura will be once again the epicentre of the boarders universe during the 29th Windsurfing and Kiteboarding World Cup. The island, situated in the Canaries, has got the wind the windsurfers and kiteboarders need - guaranteed! White sandy beaches, turquoise waters and summer-like temperatures are a welcome bonus for the athletes and spectators alike. ...

Panerai British Classic Week - Images by Ingrid Abery By, , 5:42 PM Fri 18 Jul 2014 GMT
Photographer Ingrid Abery was on the water in Cowes to capture these images during Panerai British Classic Week. ...

ISAF Youth Worlds - Medals decided in thrilling Tavira conclusion By ISAF, , 5:01 PM Fri 18 Jul 2014 GMT
Competition at the 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship in Tavira, Portugal came to a thrilling conclusion as the medals across the eight events were decided. A beautiful westerly breeze came through early in the afternoon allowing three RS:X Boys and Girls races, two 29er races with a single race in the remaining fleets. ...

ISAF Youth Worlds - Tough test for the British Youth Sailing Team By Matt Carter, , 4:12 PM Fri 18 Jul 2014 GMT
The British Youth Sailing Team can leave Tavira with their heads held high as the 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships came to a close on Friday (18 July) after a tough week of racing at the Portuguese venue. ...

Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek, Day 2 - It just keeps getting better By Event Media, Phuket , 1:38 PM Fri 18 Jul 2014 GMT
It was more of the same on day two of Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek. In fact, it was more of the same and then some, with winds blowing to 15 knots, two metre swells and lots of action on the race track. Sirius joined that action today bringing the fleet upto 36 boats and the Classic class to a commendable three. ...

ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship final day preview By Daniel Smith, , 11:51 AM Fri 18 Jul 2014 GMT
At the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship 2014 it’s down to the final day of competition with seven titles to be decided on the water. ...

Foiling Week 2014 at Lake Garda overall By Johno Fullerton, Grand Prix Sailing, , 11:29 AM Fri 18 Jul 2014 GMT
Foiling Week 2014 took place on Lake Garda from 5 - 11 July and is already causing quite a stir in the fast and furious world of foiling. ...

Cowes Week 2014 - Announcing Green Blue Day on Saturday 2 August By Cowes Week Ltd, , 10:02 AM Fri 18 Jul 2014 GMT
Organisers of Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week, Cowes Week Limited, have teamed-up with The Green Blue – the joint environment initiative of the Royal Yachting Association and British Marine Federation - and Sunsail to further develop the number of green initiatives already in place at the regatta. ...

Top Kiwi Laser sailor just avoids being on downed airliner By Sail-World, , 9:08 AM Fri 18 Jul 2014 GMT
Top New Zealand Laser sailor Michael Bullot was very fortunate to avoid being aboard the ill-fated MH17 airliner, shot down over the Ukraine today. Bullot has stepped up his 2016 Olympic campaign, and had achieved some useful placings on the international circuit including a sixth at Kieler Woche, Germany. ...

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Trans-Atlantic: Team Alvimedica - 500 Miles By Team Alvimedica, , 8:43 AM Fri 18 Jul 2014 GMT
It's darn impressive though that upon completing this Trans-Atlantic, we, Abu Dhabi, and SCA will have already crossed the Atlantic twice each. That's an insane amount of pre-race sailing for this new one-design VO65, and a significant improvement from the Volvo Open 70 days when much of the work before the start of the race was spent on repairs and modifications. ...

International 14 World Championships - No excuse for not being there By Tracey Johnstone, , 4:34 AM Fri 18 Jul 2014 GMT
2015 International 14 World Championship - There is no excuse for missing out on the 2015 International 14 World Championships being held at the Royal Geelong Yacht Club, in Victoria, Australia, from the 3 to the 17 January 2015. ...

Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan on the horizon By WIM Series, , 9:54 PM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
The Women’s International Match Racing Series (WIM Series) welcomes Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan in Vannes to the 2014 schedule. The event was initiated and is organized by double World Champion and multiple world ranking #1, Claire Leroy. ...

ISAF Youth Worlds - Spain's 420 Girls claim gold in Tavira + Video By ISAF, , 9:01 PM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
At the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships, Spain's Silvia Mas Depares and Marta Davila Mateu clinched 420 Girls gold with a race to spare on the penultimate day of racing in Tavira, Portugal. The Spanish team have been sensational on the water and sealed the deal with a bullet and a sixth. ...

2014 Flying Dutchman World Championship - Magyars on the march By Alan Henderson, United Kingdom , 9:00 PM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
After a wet and windy first day, a light second day, the third day brought four seasons all in one day to sailors at the Flying Dutchman (FD) World Championships, Largs. The day started with a postponement due to high winds gusting to 28 knots, backed by low visibility under the dark skies and heavy rain showers. But a couple of hours later, winds dropped to 15 knots to allow the first start. ...

Panerai British Classic Week - Caressed with sunshine and balmy breeze By Mary Scott-Jackson, , 8:12 PM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
'25 Miles of sheer heaven.' Is how David Orton, owner of the 1963 Illingworth and Primrose designed forty footer St David’s Light, described today’s Panerai British Classic Week Long Inshore race sponsored by Classic Boat in association with Wight Vodka. The week has been blessed with truly outstanding weather and today the fleet was once again caressed with hot sunshine and balmy breezes. ...

PWA Pozo World Cup - Ezzy and Juban claim main draw spots By Chris Yates, , 8:02 PM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
The last race of the men’s trials was finally completed on day four of the PWA Gran Canaria Wind and Waves Festival. After waiting for the majority of the day Pozo produced a small window of competable waves accompanied by strong winds at 4pm. ...

UK Moth Nationals - Interviews with Mike Lennon and Scott Babbage By, , 7:36 PM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
Beau Outtridge shares with us this video that he made for the 2014 UK Moth National Championships including interviews with Mike Lennon and Scott Babbage. ...

Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Racing begins this Sunday By James Boyd, , 6:19 PM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
Britain returns to the Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup as the defending champion following the victory of GBR Red in 2012. Like the French, the home nation will be fielding four teams, including a team from Scotland, when racing gets underway this Sunday 20th July in the Royal Ocean Racing Club's biennial week long regatta for amateur national three boat teams. ...

Landsailing World Championship - Action continues in the desert +Video By Erik Simonson, Pressure-Drop.US, Smith Creek Playa , 5:25 PM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
On July 15th, John Eisenlohr, from tiny Lakeside, Montana prevailed in the intensely competitive 5.6 Mini Yacht class that comprised the first phase of the 14th Landsailing World Championship being held at the remote site of Smith Creek Playa, near Austin in Northern Nevada. ...

ISAF Youth Worlds - Penultimate day could see medals decided + Video By Daniel Smith, ISAF, , 2:09 PM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
The penultimate day of competition at the 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship in Tavira could see medals wrapped up in many of the classes. It could be a great day for the French with two teams potentially able to win gold in the 29er and SL16 fleets. ...

OK Dinghy European Championship - Fleet heads for Steinhude By Robert Deaves, , 1:50 PM Thu 17 Jul 2014 GMT
An unprecedented entry of 116 have registered for the 2014 OK Dinghy European Championships, which is due to start this weekend at Steinhude, Germany. The OK Dinghy European Championship is only traditionally held when the World Championship is outside Europe. ...

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