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29er World Championship - Finals start tomorrow

'29er World Championship'    Luka Bartulovic

2014 29er World Championship - Another windy day on the Kingston waters to wrap up the third and last day of the qualification series. After a stormy start to the day, the rain cleared and the breeze filled in from the South-South West with a steady 10-12 knots.

All the sailors were excited to get racing today, with both fleets starting the day with general recalls. The black flag was raised on both courses and pushed sailors behind the line allowing both fleets to start qualifying race nine.

Blue Fleet’s first race was led and won by NZL 2269 Micah Wilkinson and Jack Rogers, followed by Jacob Clasen/Luke Willim (GER) and New Zealand sailors James Wilson/Oscar Gunn. Blue fleet’s final race of the day and of the qualifying series began with an all clear start. Kurt Hansen and Harry Morton (AUS) were in the lead at the first mark with Jacob Rosenberg/Rhodes Garner (USA) followed in second and Jim Colley/Shaun Connor (AUS) in third. By the second mark rounding, both Australian boats were in the lead. Hansen and Morton continued on to win qualifying race 10 by almost 300 meters, with their teammates Colley/Connor coming in second.

Yellow fleet began the day with Britian’s Mimi El-Khazindar and Ben Batten first to the windward mark, and the regatta leaders Brice Yrieix and Loic Ficher-Guillou (FRA) on their tail. Yrieix and Ficher-Gillou passed the British team on the downwind leg and continued on to win yellow fleet’s qualifying race nine. The second and final race of the day was led by Tilly James and Robbie Robinson (GBR) at the first windward mark. By the final weather mark local Canadians Rachel Spinelli and Ian Woodbury had the lead with El-Khazindar/Batten close behind. Spinelli and Woodbury went on to win the last race of the qualifying series making it the first race won by a Canadian.

Provisional results have Brice Yrieix and Loic Ficher-Gillou (FRA) in first followed by Kurt Hansen and Harry Morton (AUS) and third Micah Wilkinson and Jack Rogers (NZL). For the finals, the Gold Fleet are the top 25 with the remaining equally divided into Silver and Bronze Fleets.

The finals begin tomorrow and run for the following three days. The award ceremonies will be on Saturday August second at Portsmouth Olympic Harbour.

 2014 29er World Championship Results:

Rank SailNo HelmName CrewName Nat City Youth Female Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q5 Q6 Q7 Q8 Q9 Q10 Total Nett
1st FRA13 Brice Yrieix Loic Ficher-Guillou St Philibert Y   1.0 2.0 3.0 2.0 3.0 1.0 (15.0) 1.0 1.0 (8.0) 37.0 14.0
2nd AUS4 Kurt Hansen Harry Morton Davistown Y   1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 3.0 5.0 (8.0) 3.0 (8.0) 1.0 32.0 16.0
3rd NZL2269 Micah Wilkinson Jack Rogers Cambridge Y   5.0 (17.0 A30%) 4.0 2.0 1.0 8.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 (9.0) 49.0 23.0
4th ESP16 Tania Bonilla Marc Chapon Cabrera De Mar     3.0 3.0 4.0 3.0 11.0 5.0 1.0 (20.0) 2.0 (12.0) 64.0 32.0
5th AUS6 Jim Colley Shaun Connor Avalon Y   3.0 3.0 2.0 (52.0 OCS) 7.0 9.0 5.0 9.0 (16.0) 2.0 108.0 40.0
6th USA19 Zack Downing Riley Gibbs Leucadia     6.0 10.0 2.0 1.0 5.0 9.0 (12.0) 4.0 (14.0) 4.0 67.0 41.0
7th GBR2045 Gillies Munro Daniel Harris Forres Y   13.0 1.0 (52.0 BFD) (52.0 UFD) 13.0 1.0 4.0 7.0 9.0 7.0 159.0 55.0
8th GER14 Jasper Steffens Tom Lennart Brauckmann Kiel Y   (52.0 UFD) 5.0 11.0 5.0 7.0 3.0 5.0 8.0 11.0 (15.0) 122.0 55.0
9th SLO15 Peter Lin Janezic Anze Podlogar Ljubljana Y   2.0 4.0 6.0 11.0 (52.0 OCS) 12.0 7.0 10.0 7.0 (13.0) 124.0 59.0
10th GER1857 Hinnerk Siemsen S”ren Brandt Eckernf”rde Y   2.0 4.0 5.0 11.0 15.0 10.0 (23.0) 5.0 8.0 (23.0) 106.0 60.0
11th GER2260 Jost Lindemann Lukasz Schaeper Hamburg Y   11.0 5.0 3.0 5.0 19.0 (20.0) 2.0 2.0 15.0 (27.0) 109.0 62.0
12th GBR23 Mimi El-Khazindar Ben Batten Lymington Y   6.0 11.0 7.0 13.0 8.0 6.0 10.0 (17.0) 3.0 (20.0) 101.0 64.0
13th FRA2176 Gwendal Nael Pierre Tytgat Gu‚rande Y   10.0 (17.0) 12.0 14.0 1.0 2.0 17.0 4.0 (27.0) 5.0 109.0 65.0
14th GBR18 Owen Bowerman Morgan Peach Havant Y   (52.0 DNC) 6.0 7.0 (52.0 UFD) 2.0 21.0 6.0 6.0 4.0 13.0 169.0 65.0
15th GER2159 Jacob Clasen Luke Willim Wedel Y   12.0 (21.0) 11.0 6.0 8.0 6.0 (17.0) 12.0 2.0 12.0 107.0 69.0
16th USA928 Romain Screve Antoine Screve Ross     14.0 14.0 (16.0) (19.0) 6.0 12.0 2.0 6.0 6.0 11.0 106.0 71.0
17th GBR1784 James Grummett Daniel Budden Clitheroe Y   9.0 8.0 1.0 7.0 (19.0) (21.0) 16.0 14.0 17.0 3.0 115.0 75.0
18th HKG2244 Yann D'Argenlieu Nathan Bradley Hong Kong Y   (52.0 OCS) 14.0 16.0 12.0 2.0 4.0 6.0 18.0 (19.0) 3.0 146.0 75.0
19th CAN2004 Ryan Wood Andrew Wood West Vancouver Y   15.0 16.0 14.0 4.0 9.0 2.0 11.0 (19.0) 5.0 (38.0) 133.0 76.0
20th ARG1800 Tomas Di Luciano Brian Higgins San Fernando Y   9.0 8.0 (25.0) 4.0 20.0 7.0 13.0 10.0 5.0 (21.0) 122.0 76.0
21st GER1898 Paul Farien Mirco Kl”sel Bordesholm Y   7.0 9.0 9.0 (17.0) 11.0 13.0 (15.0) 9.0 13.0 5.0 108.0 76.0
22nd GBR2117 Ed Connellan Matthew Rhodes Brigstock     4.0 13.0 13.0 7.0 14.0 17.0 3.0 8.0 (22.0) (22.0) 123.0 79.0
23rd USA1131 Sean Brennan Pere Puig Miami Y   8.0 15.0 8.0 15.0 (35.0) 11.0 3.0 15.0 (17.0) 4.0 131.0 79.0
24th GBR2025 Matt Venables Curtis Mearns Birmingham Y   14.0 (22.0) 8.0 3.0 15.0 (30.0) 12.0 19.0 4.0 6.0 133.0 81.0
25th NED2227 Cas Van Dongen Daniel Bramervaer Abcoude     7.0 7.0 22.0 (24.0) 13.0 3.0 14.0 5.0 10.0 (24.0) 129.0 81.0
26th ARG1884 Ignacio Varisco Nicolas Peirano Prat San Isidro     10.0 13.0 (19.0) 14.0 (38.0) 14.0 7.0 2.0 7.0 16.0 140.0 83.0
27th AUS2261 Ezra Pritchard Tom Siganto Runaway Bay, Gold Coast Y   12.0 9.0 13.0 (17.0) (23.0) 11.0 16.0 7.0 9.0 8.0 125.0 85.0
28th USA2251 Max Brill Zach Malcolm San Diego Y   21.0 7.0 19.0 (22.0) 4.0 4.0 11.0 12.0 (41.0) 11.0 152.0 89.0
29th GBR2174 Tilly James Robbie Robinson Claverdon     18.0 (30.0 A30%) 14.0 16.0 5.0 (26.0) 4.0 14.0 21.0 2.0 150.0 94.0
30th GER2180 Max Stingele Julius David Kiel Y   5.0 19.0 15.0 9.0 29.0 8.0 (52.0 DSQ) 3.0 10.0 (35.0) 185.0 98.0
31st GBR2027 Rob Loveridge Emma Loveridge Stratford-On-Avon Y   4.0 (25.0) 5.0 8.0 18.0 16.0 10.0 16.0 (34.0) 21.0 157.0 98.0
32nd GBR2291 Ruth Allan Alice Masterman Hants   F 16.0 10.0 (20.0) 9.0 12.0 15.0 9.0 (23.0) 12.0 17.0 143.0 100.0
33rd NZL416 James Wilson Oscar Gunn Auckland Y   8.0 (25.0) 18.0 18.0 12.0 10.0 (36.0) 25.0 3.0 10.0 165.0 104.0
34th HKG2165 Ferdinand Heldman Leonardo Giustniani Hong Kong Y   11.0 12.0 9.0 10.0 (38.0) 18.0 18.0 (26.0) 13.0 17.0 172.0 108.0
35th USA2190 Jacob Rosenberg Rhodes Garner Huntington Beach Y   13.0 6.0 17.0 8.0 (35.0) 19.0 9.0 21.0 (33.0) 16.0 177.0 109.0
36th CAN1423 Rachel Spinelli Ian Woodbury Maple Ridge     15.0 12.0 6.0 (30.0) 17.0 20.0 (27.0) 21.0 18.0 1.0 167.0 110.0
37th USA11 Nicolas Muller Ian Macdiarmid Fort Pierce Y   (52.0 DNC) 16.0 10.0 10.0 21.0 (31.0) 8.0 16.0 12.0 20.0 196.0 113.0
38th CAN1260 Henry Lockyer Riley Timmins Halifax Y   (26.0) 22.0 10.0 16.0 (30.0) 25.0 22.0 15.0 6.0 15.0 187.0 131.0
39th USA1998 Michael Sabourin Wells Drayton Newport Beach Y   (33.0) 23.0 12.0 23.0 9.0 7.0 26.0 28.0 (36.0) 18.0 215.0 146.0
40th GER2106 Laura Block Moritz Block Strande Y   16.0 21.0 (23.0) 21.0 14.0 17.0 18.0 (24.0) 21.0 19.0 194.0 147.0
41st AUS2315 Liam Seagreen Cameron Seagreen Peppermint Grove Y   (52.0 UFD) 17.0 20.0 (52.0 UFD) 17.0 14.0 28.0 29.0 16.0 9.0 254.0 150.0
42nd GBR2235 Charlotte Hooper Katie Dabson Burnham-On-Crouch Y F (52.0 UFD) 35.0 33.0 22.0 18.0 (47.0) 13.0 11.0 15.0 7.0 253.0 154.0
43rd CAN1442 Emily Merry Max Flinn Halifax     19.0 (30.0) (34.0) 20.0 4.0 22.0 28.0 20.0 23.0 19.0 219.0 155.0
44th GBR1220 Barnaby Blackstone Hugh Ward Free Heath Y   23.0 27.0 18.0 6.0 (44.0) 23.0 14.0 13.0 31.0 (32.0) 231.0 155.0
45th CAN2155 Jean-Matthieu Bolland Benjamin Strickland Toronto     25.0 10% 24.0 15.0 19.0 (33.0) (45.0) 24.0 17.0 26.0 6.0 234.0 156.0
46th USA1418 Shane Riera Wade Waddell Miami Y   21.0 11.0 (31.0) 25.0 (37.0) 28.0 19.0 11.0 20.0 25.0 228.0 160.0
47th USA1048 Neil Marcellini Robbie Englehart Lafayette Y   (28.0) (29.0) 21.0 13.0 25.0 16.0 20.0 23.0 24.0 23.0 222.0 165.0
48th GER2097 Manuel Wunderle Felix Wieland Starnberg Y   (52.0 UFD) 18.0 17.0 12.0 25.0 19.0 21.0 (52.0 UFD) 23.0 39.0 278.0 174.0
49th GER1970 Gesa Bornemann Anisah Schuchmann Weener Y F (32.0) 20.0 30.0 29.0 16.0 (32.0) 26.0 27.0 14.0 14.0 240.0 176.0
50th USA219 Michael Pacholski Haydon Stapleton Santa Cruz     20.0 20.0 23.0 15.0 26.0 (31.0) 22.0 (52.0 UFD) 20.0 30.0 259.0 176.0
51st ESP1787 Carla Munte Marta Munte Sant Carles De La Rapita Y F 20.0 26.0 (52.0 RET) (52.0 DNC) 16.0 28.0 19.0 31.0 27.0 18.0 289.0 185.0
52nd CAN2293 Lloyd Lyall Andrew Moreno Vancouver Y   (33.0) 27.0 (30.0) 24.0 24.0 27.0 30.0 27.0 24.0 10.0 256.0 193.0
53rd GBR1258 Hatty Ward Andrew Person Epsom Y   (52.0 TLE) 18.0 28.0 26.0 (52.0 OCS) 24.0 25.0 13.0 31.0 28.0 297.0 193.0
54th CAN1813 Vladimir Estoup Breno Osthoff North Vancouver     17.0 19.0 26.0 21.0 (33.0) 32.0 24.0 30.0 (39.0) 28.0 269.0 197.0
55th USA1471 Alex Palfrey Daniel Goldman Duxbury     29.0 34.0 22.0 20.0 10.0 33.0 (39.0) (35.0) 19.0 34.0 275.0 201.0
56th GER2257 Alex Baumann Felix Baumann Detmold Y   25.0 (36.0) 24.0 32.0 36.0 (38.0) 20.0 25.0 18.0 22.0 276.0 202.0
57th CAN1095 Morgan Morash Riley Morash Timberlea     22.0 29.0 21.0 27.0 31.0 (38.0) 21.0 (37.0) 22.0 29.0 277.0 202.0
58th CAN2189 Stephane Vinet Sophie-Andree Vinet Montreal Y   30.0 31.0 33.0 (34.0) 27.0 22.0 27.0 (36.0) 11.0 30.0 281.0 211.0
59th USA293 Kate Shaner Alexander Tong Kirkland     30.0 28.0 (35.0) 26.0 (43.0) 23.0 34.0 18.0 26.0 27.0 290.0 212.0
60th CAN1474 Frederique Tougas Cameron Sawyer Saint-Sauveur     22.0 32.0 27.0 18.0 36.0 (41.0) 29.0 22.0 35.0 (37.0) 299.0 221.0
61st USA2311 Samuel Merson Ian Brill Rancho Santa Fe Y   31.0 (35.0) 34.0 31.0 6.0 29.0 (35.0) 33.0 32.0 26.0 292.0 222.0
62nd CAN1123 Tara Yuen Connor Rupnow Vancouver Y   32.0 (52.0 TLE) (52.0 DNC) 25.0 22.0 18.0 42.0 32.0 25.0 29.0 329.0 225.0
63rd CAN1453 Linor Berezin Katherine Mcewen Thornhill   F (52.0 DNC) 26.0 24.0 23.0 30.0 26.0 29.0 36.0 (45.0) 32.0 323.0 226.0
64th IND663 Varsha Gautham Aishwarya Nedunchezhiyan Chennai Y F 26.0 30.0 (35.0) (40.0) 10.0 34.0 30.0 30.0 34.0 35.0 304.0 229.0
65th GER1861 Theresa Blumroth Maria Berking Flensburg Y F 28.0 (33.0) 32.0 33.0 32.0 15.0 33.0 24.0 32.0 (39.0) 301.0 229.0
66th CAN454 Calum Macdonald Matthew Yee Vancouver Y   31.0 33.0 28.0 34.0 29.0 33.0 37.0 (38.0) (40.0) 14.0 317.0 239.0
67th CAN1264 Joseph Gustafson Elmeri Hakkinen Vancouver Y   (52.0 TLE) 31.0 39.0 27.0 20.0 39.0 (40.0) 32.0 28.0 25.0 333.0 241.0
68th CAN1451 Virginie Corbeil Florence Delhaes Laval   F 27.0 24.0 29.0 31.0 (43.0) 30.0 31.0 33.0 36.0 (44.0) 328.0 241.0
69th CAN1475 Ben Gravelle Spencer O'Brien Burlington     25.0 23.0 27.0 28.0 (41.0) (40.0) 33.0 37.0 37.0 33.0 324.0 243.0
70th GER2008 Christian Schenk Felix Reinbott Wagh„usel Y   23.0 (52.0 TLE) 29.0 35.0 28.0 36.0 25.0 (52.0 DNS) 33.0 38.0 351.0 247.0
71st HKG1951 Henry Salmon Aymeric Gillard Deep Water Bay Y   18.0 (52.0 BFD) 32.0 28.0 42.0 29.0 32.0 28.0 39.0 (48.0) 348.0 248.0
72nd AUS1851 Chelsea Connor Georgia Tuckey Sydney Y F 29.0 (52.0 DNC) (52.0 DNC) 52.0 DNC 40.0 13.0 23.0 38.0 28.0 26.0 353.0 249.0
73rd USA1845 Adele Whitmyer Katie Kelley Stamford   F (52.0 TLE) (52.0 DNC) 31.0 32.0 21.0 24.0 41.0 41.0 30.0 33.0 357.0 253.0
74th CAN1463 Eric Lyall Edward Coleman Vancouver Y   (52.0 TLE) 40.0 (52.0 BFD) 36.0 32.0 37.0 34.0 26.0 25.0 34.0 368.0 264.0
75th CHN2194 Nana Hu Yineng Huang Shanghai   F 34.0 34.0 26.0 (52.0 DNC) 34.0 (52.0 DNC) 38.0 29.0 41.0 36.0 376.0 272.0
76th GBR658 Robert Morris Anthony Lowther Holt     17.0 37.0 25.0 30.0 (44.0) 44.0 41.0 43.0 RDG r (52.0 10%) 37.0 370.0 274.0
77th CAN1440 Sam Thompson Max Wood-Westenberg Oakville     24.0 38.0 36.0 39.0 10% (40.0) 39.0 36.0 35.0 29.0 (44.0) 360.0 276.0
78th GER915 Bennet Steffens Safia Schuchmann Kiel Y   (52.0 DNC) 39.0 37.0 (52.0 DNC) 23.0 35.0 45.0 34.0 29.0 36.0 382.0 278.0
79th USA1995 Scott Mais John Horton Balboa Y   (52.0 TLE) (52.0 DNC) 52.0 DNC 37.0 31.0 25.0 44.0 22.0 30.0 40.0 385.0 281.0
80th CAN654 Aleks Vagners Jeremy Korb Toronto     27.0 28.0 (52.0 DNC) 29.0 41.0 (52.0 DNC) 32.0 41.0 43.0 40.0 385.0 281.0
81st HKG2245 Matthew Wright Russell Aylsworth Hong Kong Y   (52.0 TLE) (52.0 DNC) 52.0 DNC 38.0 22.0 34.0 38.0 34.0 43.0 24.0 389.0 285.0
82nd USA2186 Alie Toppa Liza Toppa Fort Lauderdale Y F (52.0 TLE) (52.0 DNC) 52.0 DNC 38.0 27.0 27.0 35.0 31.0 38.0 41.0 393.0 289.0
83rd CAN246 Alex Koschate Reece Pillinger Burlington Y   (52.0 TLE) 32.0 (52.0 TLE) 36.0 45.0 40.0 31.0 40.0 48.0 45.0 421.0 317.0
84th CAN626 Peter Ehvert Emily Mcilquham Toronto     24.0 (52.0 TLE) 36.0 37.0 47.0 41.0 51.0 (52.0 DNC) 42.0 45.0 427.0 323.0
85th CAN1439 Christina Black Naomi Flanagan Kingston Y F (52.0 TLE) 41.0 (52.0 BFD) 35.0 37.0 42.0 37.0 44.0 47.0 46.0 433.0 329.0
86th CAN1420 Ryan Smith Owen Dunkley Caledonia Y   (52.0 TLE) (52.0 TLE) 37.0 39.0 42.0 35.0 52.0 TLE 39.0 45.0 42.0 435.0 331.0
87th CAN453 Spencer Powell Jordan Spears Toronto Y   (52.0 DNC) (52.0 DNC) 52.0 DNC 52.0 DNC 28.0 37.0 42.0 42.0 38.0 43.0 438.0 334.0
88th GER1599 Paul Kramer Clara Kramer M?nchen Y   34.0 (52.0 TLE) (52.0 TLE) 52.0 DNC 39.0 44.0 48.0 45.0 42.0 31.0 439.0 335.0
89th CAN258 Jillian Eisener David Kagan Waterdown     (52.0 TLE) (52.0 TLE) 52.0 TLE 41.0 45.0 43.0 39.0 39.0 37.0 52.0 TLE 452.0 348.0
90th CAN1414 Ian Donaldson Aaron Strahle Toronto Y   (52.0 DNC) (52.0 DNC) 52.0 DNC 52.0 DNC 24.0 47.0 49.0 52.0 DNF 44.0 31.0 455.0 351.0
91st HKG2166 Scarlett Manzoni Florrie Manzoni Aberdeen Marina Y F (52.0 TLE) (52.0 DNC) 52.0 DNC 52.0 DNC 26.0 36.0 52.0 TLE 45.0 47.0 43.0 457.0 353.0
92nd CAN1461 Joshua Yale Michael Lynch Toronto Y   (52.0 TLE) (52.0 DNC) 52.0 RET 52.0 DNC 39.0 43.0 43.0 46.0 40.0 42.0 461.0 357.0
93rd HKG2164 Clara Krantz Freya Darnton Hong Kong Y F (52.0 TLE) (52.0 DNC) 52.0 DNC 52.0 DNC 46.0 46.0 47.0 42.0 35.0 41.0 465.0 361.0
94th CAN1450 Freja Frykman Astrid Frykman Vancouver Y F (52.0 DNC) (52.0 DNC) 52.0 DNC 52.0 DNC 34.0 45.0 52.0 TLE 43.0 44.0 47.0 473.0 369.0
95th CAN2294 Nicholas Roberts Alex Collins Seattle     (52.0 TLE) 42.0 38.0 (52.0 DNC) 48.0 52.0 TLE 52.0 TLE 48.0 46.0 46.0 476.0 372.0
96th CAN1432 Luka Ryder-Bunting Robin Moffatt Belfountain Y F (52.0 DNC) (52.0 TLE) 52.0 TLE 52.0 DNC 48.0 42.0 40.0 40.0 52.0 DNC 52.0 DNC 482.0 378.0
97th CAN827 Ryan Wynott Julian Retzlaff Toronto     (52.0 TLE) (52.0 DNC) 52.0 DNC 52.0 DNC 49.0 48.0 46.0 43.0 52.0 TLE 47.0 493.0 389.0
98th CAN859 Louis Riel-Brockie Alexander Kruczkowski Mississauga Y   (52.0 DNC) (52.0 DNC) 52.0 DNC 52.0 DNC 46.0 46.0 52.0 TLE 47.0 49.0 49.0 497.0 393.0
99th CAN1449 Cam Dean Graeme Strathdee Toronto Y   (52.0 DNC) (52.0 DNC) 52.0 DNC 52.0 DNC 51.0 52.0 TLE 43.0 44.0 52.0 DNC 52.0 DNC 502.0 398.0
100th CAN850 Mac Morrin Florence Hogg Kingston     (52.0 TLE) (52.0 TLE) 52.0 DNF 52.0 DNC 47.0 52.0 TLE 52.0 TLE 49.0 52.0 DNF 52.0 DNC 512.0 408.0
101st CAN1252 Francesca Bray Shaughnessy Cudmore-Keating Barrie Y   (52.0 DNC) (52.0 DNC) 52.0 DNC 52.0 DNC 50.0 49.0 50.0 52.0 TLE 52.0 DNF 52.0 DNC 513.0 409.0


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VOR 2014-15: Some of them also wake up in the middle of the night to check the latest position reports of Team Brunel. The crew is aware of that, including our skipper Bouwe Bekking. 'We are not the only ones looking out for the position reports. We know that the home front is eyeballing every move of us. Our wives, children, girlfriends, friends and supporters live this race as extreme as we.' ... [more]  

ISAF Sailing World Cup Final 2014: Among the ten Olympic series represented, Franck Cammas will be participating in the event for the first time aboard a Nacra 17, this time teaming up with the young, light Alizée Desbordes. Having remained in France to satisfy her professional obligations, Sophie de Turckheim will be following the performance of her favourite helm closely. ... [more]  

ISAF Sailing World Cup Final: Bjorn Allansson (SWE), Briana Provancha (USA), Sofia Bekatorou (GRE), Lara Vadlau (AUT) and Anton Paz (ESP) have fully embraced the Abu Dhabi and Emirati life, grasping the opportunities available with both hands. 'There are so many welcoming and friendly people here,' explained Provancha at the opening press conference. ... [more]  

Leading sailing marine electronics manufacturer B&G has been appointed an Official Race Supplier for the Volvo Ocean Race 2014/15. B&G will also be providing full electronic navigation systems, tactical software and race support to the organisers of the 2014 Volvo Ocean Race, which began on the October 4th in Alicante, Spain. ... [more]  

If you missed this week's edition of Adventures of a Sailor Girl, then hear the replay below. Adventures of a Sailor Girl #31 - Pathways and passion! ... [more]  

Star Sailors League Finals: This Bahaman event is about much more than just sailing, however: it promises a blistering week of high emotion, passion and dazzlingly action that will deliver a unique display of sporting prowess from a slew of champions. All in an easy-to-grasp and see format that even non-sailing folk will understand perfectly. ... [more]  

America's Cup: Sweden to host World Series regatta in 2015 by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz
Artemis Racing and the City of Gothenburg are set to host an America’s Cup World Series event during the last weekend of August (28th - 30th) 2015. Racing will take place either on the Gota River close to the city centre, or at Långedrag, and the race village will be located in Frihamnen. ... [more]  

2014 RORC Transatlantic Race - The inaugural RORC Transatlantic Race, in association with the International Maxi Association (IMA), starts on Saturday 29th November from Lanzarote bound for Grenada, 2,995 nautical miles across the Atlantic Ocean. All of the competing yachts are now safely moored in Puerto Calero Marina and last night an informal welcome drinks reception was well received with crew ... [more]  

2014 Chicago Match Cup - At the end of Chicago Match Race Center's sixth season, the numbers show how well CMRC reached both into and beyond the Great Lakes sailing community. CMRC hosted a total of 12 graded events from May to October. Of these, the five Grade Three regattas were the best attended featuring 23 skippers from nine countries. ... [more]  

2014 Extreme Sailing Series - Act 8 - Tom Slingsby, Australian Olympic Laser Gold medalist, and member of Oracle Team USA, has signed up as skipper of Oman Air, one of two Oman Sail Extreme Sailing teams, for the final act of the Extreme Sailing Series in Sydney, Australia (11-14 December). ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Big spread in fleet as Abu Dhabi leads *Feature by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
Abu Dhabi (Ian Walker) continues to lead the Volvo Ocean Race. She is the most westerly of the fleet as they approach the coast of Madagascar. In a video, Abu Dhabi skipper Ian Walker explains the weather hazards of the second leg of the Volvo Ocean Race. ... [more]  

ISAF Sailing World Cup Final 2014: With a packed crowd of local dignitaries, VIPS and competitors, the ISAF President welcomed the world’s finest Olympic sailors and kiteboarders who will be battling it out on Abu Dhabi's waters. 'It’s a great honour for me to be here today because we have a very important regatta which will be the future of our sport,' explained Croce. ... [more]  

Sir Keith Mills GBE announced that America’s Cup Racing is to return to British waters when the America’s Cup World Series (ACWS) takes place in Portsmouth 23-26 July 2015 and 21–24 July 2016. The second European location is expected to be Cagliari in Italy, where Luna Rossa Challenge have their base. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Welcome to Brian's Gime *Feature by Brian Carlin, Team Vestas Wind, At sea
The irrepressible Brian Carlin, the On Board Reporter for Team Vestas Wind is on fitness program on board, under the watchful eye of race veteran Tony Rae. Today as my personal trainer, friend and fellow shipmate we accomplished a goal, 70 press-ups. I’m sure to some it maybe easy but I ask anyone of you right now sitting at your desk, hit the floor and give me 70 on the spot. ... [more]  

Two of the crew from Overall race leader, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing look at leg 2 and the race overall. Here are the latest blogs (unedited) from On Board Reporter Matt Knighton, along with an onboard video with Simon Fisher (navigator) musing on what is required to win the race, and skipper Ian Walker on how Leg 2 has panned out for them so far. ... [more]  

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014 - A new deal for corinthians by Bruce Montgomery – Rolex Sydney Hobart media
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014: Since 1945 starters in the Sydney-Hobart have raced the equivalent of two circumnavigations of the world, almost 45,000 nautical miles. They have been drawn from the seven seas; they come from all corners of the world; they board boats that range from 100-feet supermaxis to boats littler larger than the Owl and the Pussycat’s. ... [more]  

2016 Hansa Class Combined World and International Championships - The International Hansa Class Association has announced that the 2016 Hansa Class Combined World and International Championships will be held in the Netherlands. ... [more]  

Most of the nearly 300 sailors on 216 boats in 21 classes in Alamitos Bay Yacht Club's 67th Turkey Day Regatta came to enjoy sunny sailing in mild conditions, which the weekend delivered beautifully. By tradition, the winners received turkeys, not trophies, but for a few others it was another important stopover en route to Rio de Janeiro and the 2016 Olympics. They hope. ... [more]  

Everyone was expecting a battle between Besson and Cammas. In the end, Morgan Lagravière took the Champion’s title of the seventh edition of the St-Barth Cata Cup with a near-perfect journey. The Marché U day ended with a friendly race to Public. ... [more]  

Robert Scheidt talks to us just a few days before the Nassau start of the Star Sailors League Final. How do you feel inside? I feel very calm. Myself and Bruno have tons of experience with the Star. We’ve been competing together for 10 years now. ... [more]  

The US Optimist Dinghy Association (USODA) has selected Pensacola Yacht Club (PYC) to host their 2015 National Championships. This championship will be a week-long sailing spectacular on Pensacola Bay sailed by International Optimist Dinghy sailors from eight to 15 years old. ... [more]  

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, an inspirational legend
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final: Inspiring the next generation in the UAE
Airwaves Noumea PWA Dream Cup – Albeau completes world title hat-trick
Volvo Ocean Race – Team Alvimedica pushing harder
Volvo Ocean Race – ADOR continues to inspire youth
Volvo Ocean Race – Team SCA’s super fan
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final: Abu Dhabi Sailing Instructions published
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Italian 49erFX duo ready for action
St Barth Cata Cup day 3
Volvo Ocean Race: Racing between a Rock and a Hard Place
Volvo Ocean Race - Position report at: 24 Nov 0700 UTC
2014 RC44 Championship Tour trophy – Video highlights
Volvo Ocean Race - Position report at: 23 Nov 1930 UTC
Volvo Ocean Race - Position report at: 23 Nov 0748 UTC
Gladwell's Line: The America's Cup is now Bermuda's Cup? *Feature
VX ONE Winter Series - Norris and Family earn first weekend victory
RC44 Oman Cup - Nika wins and Team Aqua clinch their fourth RC44 title
18ft Skiffs: Club Championship, Cordukes Clubhouse Trophy - Race three
Volvo Ocean Race: On board with Abu Dhabi - torn sail and where to go? *Feature
2014 Argo Group Gold Cup - Bermuda shines
2014 Turkey Day Regatta – Day 1   
Airwaves Noumea PWA Dream Cup - Delphine Cousin officially world champ   
Volvo Ocean Race: A man's got to do what a man's got to do   
RC44 Championship Tour - A great sailing day on the Gulf of Oman   
Sail-World Team holds first Continental Conference at METS   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Open Formula Kiteboarding event preview   
Volvo Ocean Race: Fleet heads into the Southern Ocean + Videos *Feature   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Set to be an 'experience of a lifetime'   
America's Cup: Source named in Bermuda venue leak *Feature   
2014 RC44 Oman Cup - Challenging day + Videos   
Volvo Ocean Race: A bumpy, hard driving ride in the Southern Ocean   
EPA punts on renewable fuel standard   
Yates Cup: US supermaxi Rio100 wins first offshore race + Video *Feature   
Airwaves Noumea PWA Dream Cup - Men’s title race takes a twist   
RC44 Oman Cup - Consistency hard to come by   
Volvo Ocean Race - Discomfort takes over for Team Alvimedica   
Volvo Ocean Race - Rapid change for Team SCA   
Viper 640 event at Lake Garda - 22-26th June 2015   
British Cycling grows by over 500%, can sailing do the same?   
GC32 Racing Tour 2015 - Dates and venues   


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