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ISAF Youth Worlds - A day for the underdogs in Tavira + Video

'SL16 - 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships'    © Neuza Aires Pereira | ISAF Youth Worlds

At the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship, it was a day for the underdogs in many cases on day three with improvements made and personal goals attained across the fleets.

Historically the ISAF Youth Worlds has seen French, Italian and British teams dominate proceedings but in a light westerly breeze, sailors from Slovenia, South Africa, Portugal and Argentina shone brightest in their fleets.

Frustrations were afoot early on in the Portuguese day with light winds present on-shore but after a slight postponement six of the eight fleets took to the water to complete their racing schedule. No racing was possible in the RS:X fleets.

South Africa's Brandon Wijtenburg and Todd Fisher had a superb day on the water in the 16-boat SL16 fleet, sailing three exceptional races.

A bullet, a second and a fourth push the South Africans up to eighth overall and they were thrilled after racing, 'It was a pretty good day,' said Fisher. 'In the first one we came second and in the second race we came first but only because the boats that won the race were over the line

'We've improved a lot over the whole regatta. That was the best day we had. The very first day we were pretty bad but we improved on day two and then today we moved forward a lot.'

Before the third day their best result had been an eighth place and their secret on the third day, 'Looking at the current and the weather and seeing which side of the race course paid off and it was definitely the right side.

'Hopefully the wind will be the same tomorrow as it was today so we will do the same and try to do better,' concluded Fisher.

The South Africans were the benefactors of race leaders Louis Flament and Charles Dorange (FRA) and Kim Vidal and Antonio Lopes (BRA) being over the line in the second race of the day. It was not all bad for Flament and Dorange though as they took the days other race victories.

The French hold top spot on 16 points and are followed by Spain's Jordi and Ruben Booth on 31 points and the Brazilians on 40 points. With the French and Brazilians discarding their OCS they cannot afford any errors with four races remaining.

29er - 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships -  © Neuza Aires Pereira | ISAF Youth Worlds  

France's Brice Yriex and Loic Fischer Guillou extended their 29er advantage to 18 points after a steady race day but stealing the show was Slovenia's Peter Lin Janezic and Anze Podlogar.

The Slovenians were the dominant duo out on the race course and picked up a bullet, a second and a fourth to advance to fourth overall and Podlogar was full of smiles after racing, 'We did great and we are really happy about the day, we loved it,' said the Slovenian crew. 'We had a really bad day yesterday and today we opened a new page and decided to go from zero for a new beginning.'

Janezic and Podlogar started well in the opening race and were sitting in second to Singapore's Elisa Yukie Yokoyama and Samantha Annabelle Neubronner but in some of their favourite conditions they came back as Podlogar explained, 'In the first upwind we were second but then we gained on them in the second to take first and then there was only the downwind left and we kept first place. There were about five knots and lots of waves and I like that a lot.

'We hope we can do the same tomorrow and we will.'

'We're going to give it all, 100%,' concluded helm Janezic.

Quinn Wilson and Riley Gibbs (USA) are second overall behind the French pair on 37 points and are followed by New Zealand's Markus Somerville and Isaac Mchardie. The Slovenian racers are 13 points off the podium with four races remaining.

420 Boys - 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships -  © Neuza Aires Pereira | ISAF Youth Worlds  

Portugal's Diogo Pereira and Manuel Macedo threw themselves into 420 Boys lead after dominating the 32-boat fleet on home waters on the third day of racing.

Pereira, a 2013 bronze medallist, and Macedo controlled the pack in both of the day's races, storming to double bullets that leaves them first overall going into the penultimate day. They are four points clear of overnight leaders Ibuki Koizumi and Kotaro Matsuo (JPN) and a further three ahead of Malaysia's Mohammad Faizal Norizan and Ahmad Syukri Abdul Aziz

After racing a delighted Macedo said, 'It was brilliant, we got two bullets. Nothing better could have happened. We got clean starts and had our tactics defined. We had good speed and did what we do best. We're feeling great leading the table and let's hope we can keep it up until the end of the championship.'

The pair are Portugal's leading stars at their home championship and realise how key the event is to them, 'It's really important. There's a slight bit of pressure but we can keep it up because we are good sailors and we'll do the best we can.

'We struggled a little bit before but we managed to get the difficulties behind us today with two first places,' concluded Macedo.

420 Girls - 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships -  © Neuza Aires Pereira | ISAF Youth Worlds  

In the 27-boat 420 Girls fleet Spain's Silvia Mas and Marta Davila remained consistent on the race course once again and with a second and a first they regain top spot.

Germany's Theres Dahnke and Birte Winkel held the overnight lead but a sixth and a discarded 12th allowed the Spanish pair to move 10 points clear.

After racing a chirpy Winkel said, 'Today was a really difficult day because there was no wind. It was a really long hard day. We're really happy though because that type of wind is not our best and we're at the top.

'I love this event, it's my first time and it's just amazing. It's like an Olympic Games for us.'

Chile's Nadja Horwitz and Carmina Malsh remain in third overall, 13 points off the leaders.

With two days of racing remaining there are three more races scheduled across the 420 Boys and Girls fleets.

Argentina's Francisco Guaragna Rigonat was the epitome of consistency in the 57-boat Laser Radial Boys fleet as he took double bullets.

His successful day moves him to second overall and he is ten points off leader Seafra Guilfoyle (IRL) who picked up a fifth and discarded a 17th in the light Tavira winds.

Martin Lowy (BRA) was disqualified in the opening race but hit back to take a second and he is third overall, tied with the Argentinean and Ryan Lo (SIN) in fourth.

Following double bullets on Tuesday 15 July, Spain's Martina Reino made it three in a row in the 46-boat Laser Radial Girls fleet before a sixth in the final race of the day. As a result the Spanish racer moves into top spot on 17 points.

Haddon Hughes (USA) follows on 26 points and Monika Mikkola (FIN) is a point behind the American in third.

2014 ISAF Youth Worlds, Portugal -  © Neuza Aires Pereira | ISAF Youth Worlds   Click Here to view large photo

It was a frustrating day for the RS:X Boys and Girls fleet with no racing possible. With the breeze playing hard ball on their course the race committee made the decision to send the fleets home shortly after they were released and at 17:20 the decision to cancel any possible action was made.

Racing resumes at 13:00 local time on 17 July.





Results as of 18:25 on July 16, 2014 - 420 (Boys)

Overall

 

Sailed: 6, Discards: 1, To count: 5, Entries: 32, Scoring system: Appendix A

Rank

Country

HelmName

CrewName

R1

R2

R3

R4

R5

R6

Total

Nett

1st


POR

Diogo Pereira

Manuel Macedo

6.0

3.0

(21.0)

6.0

1.0

1.0

38.0

17.0

2nd


JPN

Ibuki Koizumi

Kotaro Matsuo

2.0

1.0

6.0

1.0

11.0

(17.0)

38.0

21.0

3rd


MAS

Mohammad Faizal Norizan

Ahmad Syukri Abdul Aziz

5.0

2.0

1.0

(13.0)

3.0

13.0

37.0

24.0

4th


SIN

Yia Jia Loh

Jonathan Yeo

3.0

8.0

4.0

11.0

(33.0 RET)

6.0

65.0

32.0

5th


FRA

Hippolyte Machetti

Sidoine Dantes

4.0

9.0

(20.0)

2.0

10.0

8.0

53.0

33.0

6th


NED

Bart Lambriex

Philip Meijer

7.0

5.0

13.0

(33.0 UFD)

6.0

11.0

75.0

42.0

7th


CHI

Francisco Ducasse

Exequiel Grez

12.0

11.0

9.0

4.0

9.0

(20.0)

65.0

45.0

8th


ISR

Harel Yadid

Itay Lamprecht

14.0

(16.0)

12.0

16.0

2.0

2.0

62.0

46.0

9th


SUI

Maxime Bachelin

Philippe Pittet

1.0

14.0

(22.0)

9.0

8.0

15.0

69.0

47.0

10th


BRA

Tiago Brito

Phillip Essle

9.0

10.0

3.0

20.0

(33.0 UFD)

5.0

80.0

47.0

 

Results as of 18:21 on July 16, 2014 - 420 (Girls)

Overall

 

Sailed: 6, Discards: 1, To count: 5, Entries: 27, Scoring system: Appendix A

Rank

Country

HelmName

CrewName

R1

R2

R3

R4

R5

R6

Total

Nett

1st


ESP

Silvia Mas Depares

Marta Davila Mateu

3.0

(6.0)

1.0

3.0

2.0

1.0

16.0

10.0

2nd


GER

Theres Dahnke

Birte Winkel

9.0

1.0

2.0

2.0

6.0

(12.0)

32.0

20.0

3rd


CHI

Nadja Horwitz

Carmina Malsch

6.0

(11.0)

4.0

1.0

4.0

8.0

34.0

23.0

4th


ISR

Yahel Wallach

Stav Brokman

7.0

(8.0)

7.0

6.0

1.0

5.0

34.0

26.0

5th


SIN

Kimberly Lim

Savannah Siew

2.0

(12.0)

6.0

10.0

3.0

6.0

39.0

27.0

6th


KOR

Lee Nakyung

Choi Seoeun

12.0

3.0

8.0

5.0

(13.0)

7.0

48.0

35.0

7th


POL

Ewa Romaniuk

Katarzyna Goralska

1.0

10.0

13.0

4.0

8.0

(14.0)

50.0

36.0

8th


AUS

Nia Jerwood

Lisa Smith

13.0

(15.0)

3.0

7.0

9.0

4.0

51.0

36.0

9th


ITA

Clara Addari

Arianna Perini

4.0

13.0

10.0

(15.0)

14.0

2.0

58.0

43.0

10th


USA

Audrey Giblin

Taylor Gavula

11.0

2.0

9.0

14.0

(15.0)

9.0

60.0

45.0

 

Results as of 20:03 on July 16, 2014 - 29er

Overall

 

Sailed: 9, Discards: 1, To count: 8, Entries: 30, Scoring system: Appendix A

Rank

Country

Helm

Crew

R1

R2

R3

R4

R5

R6

R7

R8

R9

Total

Nett

1st


FRA

Brice Yrieix

Loic Fischer Guillou

4.0

4.0

1.0

1.0

4.0

1.0

3.0

(9.0)

1.0

28.0

19.0

2nd


USA

Quinn Wilson

Riley Gibbs

5.0

9.0

2.0

5.0

2.0

2.0

5.0

(31.0 DNF)

7.0

68.0

37.0

3rd


NZL

Markus Somerville

Isaac Mchardie

1.0

5.0

4.0

(13.0)

3.0

13.0

4.0

3.0

5.0

51.0

38.0

4th


SLO

Peter Lin Janezi?

Anze Podlogar

10.0

8.0

7.0

7.0

(14.0)

12.0

1.0

2.0

4.0

65.0

51.0

5th


NED

Odile Van Aanholt

Lars Van Stekelenborg

12.0

3.0

6.0

12.0

5.0

(16.0)

7.0

4.0

6.0

71.0

55.0

6th


SWE

Emil Jarudd

Fabian Bergman

15.0

(26.0)

11.0

3.0

9.0

14.0

6.0

1.0

2.0

87.0

61.0

7th


ARG

Tomas Patricio Di Luciano

Brian Higgins

6.0

6.0

8.0

4.06

11.0

3.0

8.0

(18.0)

15.0

79.0

61.0

8th


SIN

Elisa Yukie Yokoyama

Samantha Annabelle Neubronner

21.0

(25.0)

18.0

2.0

7.0

6.0

2.0

7.0

3.0

91.0

66.0

9th


HKG

Yann Thierry D'Argrenlieu

Nathan Bradley

2.0

1.0

16.0

6.0

8.0

4.0

(31.0 DSQ)

20.0

12.0

100.0

69.0

10th


ESP

Nil Mas

Jordi Llena

8.0

13.0

3.0

10.0

(19.0)

5.0

16.0

13.0

16.0

103.0

84.0

 

Results as of 19:50 on July 16, 2014 - SL16

Overall

 

Sailed: 9, Discards: 1, To count: 8, Entries: 16, Scoring system: Appendix A

Rank

Country

Helm Name

Crew Name

R1

R2

R3

R4

R5

R6

R7

R8

R9

Total

Nett

1st


FRA

Louis Flament

Charles Dorange

1.0

2.0

6.0

3.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

(17.0 OCS)

1.0

33.0

16.0

2nd


ESP

Jordi Booth Ferrando

Ruben Booth Ferrando

3.0

(8.0)

2.0

1.0

2.0

7.0

6.0

7.0

3.0

39.0

31.0

3rd


BRA

Kim Vidal

Antonio Lopes

4.0

1.0

1.0

7.0

7.0

5.0

8.0

(17.0 OCS)

7.0

57.0

40.0

4th


USA

Ravi Parent

Nicholas Schultz

5.0

5.0

4.0

(12.0)

4.0

2.0

10.0

6.0

9.0

57.0

45.0

5th


CYP

Onisiphoros Neophytou

Nikolas Protopapas

(10.0)

9.0

8.0

4.0

6.0

9.0

3.0

2.0

10.0

61.0

51.0

6th


NZL

Micah Wilkinson

Jack Rogers

2.0

4.0

3.0

13.0

8.0

(14.0)

11.0

5.0

6.0

66.0

52.0

7th


AUS

Michelle Bursa

Chelsea Haynes

8.0

3.0

5.0

(11.0)

5.0

11.0

9.0

11.0

2.0

65.0

54.0

8th


RSA

Brandon Wijtenburg

Todd Fisher

(13.0)

12.0

13.0

9.0

10.0

8.0

2.0

1.0

4.0

72.0

59.0

9th


HUN

Fl?ra Vir?g

Bal?zs Gecse

(11.0)

10.0

11.0

2.0

11.0

6.0

4.0

10.0

5.0

70.0

59.0

10th


SIN

Ryan Teo

Joshua Matthew Lim

14.0

13.0

(15.0)

5.0

3.0

3.0

7.0

4.0

11.0

75.0

60.0

 

Results as of 19:17 on July 16, 2014 - Laser (Boys)

Overall

 

Sailed: 6, Discards: 1, To count: 5, Entries: 57, Scoring system: Appendix A

Rank

Country

HelmName

R1

R2

R3

R4

R5

R6

Total

Nett

1st


IRL

Seafra Guilfoyle

1.0

5.0

2.0

6.0

5.0

(17.0)

36.0

19.0

2nd


ARG

Francisco Guaragna Rigonat

10.0

10.0

7.0

(58.0 DNF)

1.0

1.0

87.0

29.0

3rd


BRA

Martin Lowy

9.0

1.0

13.0

4.0

(58.0 UFD)

2.0

87.0

29.0

4th


SIN

Ryan Lo

4.0

8.0

5.0

5.0

7.0

(15.0)

44.0

29.0

5th


ESP

Joel Rodriguez Perez

7.0

7.0

12.0

1.0

3.0

(20.0)

50.0

30.0

6th


AUS

Alistair Young

5.0

12.0

20.0

7.0

8.0

(37.0)

89.0

52.0

7th


SUI

Max Hanssler

13.0

28.0

(41.0)

9.0

2.0

3.0

96.0

55.0

8th


POL

Adrian Raczkowski

2.0

16.0

19.0

10.0

13.0

(30.0)

90.0

60.0

9th


HUN

Jonatan Vadnai

6.0

(26.0)

22.0

8.0

19.0

8.0

89.0

63.0

10th


DEN

Patrick Dieter Bech D?pping

3.0

3.0

8.0

21.0

(58.0 UFD)

29.0

122.0

64.0

 

Results as of 19:23 on July 16, 2014 - Laser (Girls)

Overall

 

Sailed: 6, Discards: 1, To count: 5, Entries: 46, Scoring system: Appendix A

Rank

Country

HelmName

R1

R2

R3

R4

R5

R6

Total

Nett

1st


ESP

Martina Reino Cacho

(12.0)

8.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

6.0

29.0

17.0

2nd


USA

Haddon Hughes

1.0

2.0

(18.0)

2.0

9.0

12.0

44.0

26.0

3rd


FIN

Monika Mikkola

8.0

1.0

13.0

3.0

2.0

(15.0)

42.0

27.0

4th


SUI

Maud Jayet

2.0

6.0

17.0

(47.0 DNF)

3.0

9.0

84.0

37.0

5th


ITA

Valentina Balbi

3.0

17.0

3.0

5.0

20.0

(30.0)

78.0

48.0

6th


GER

Julia Kuhn

10.0

18.0

2.0

12.0

(21.0)

11.0

74.0

53.0

7th


SIN

Jillian Lee

22.0

9.0

12.0

(25.0)

7.0

4.0

79.0

54.0

8th


BEL

Ma?t? Carlier

(15.0)

3.0

11.0

14.0

14.0

14.0

71.0

56.0

9th


AUS

Anna Philip

(23.0)

16.0

4.0

13.0

4.0

22.0

82.0

59.0

10th


ARG

Lourdes Hartkopf

30.0

(33.0)

7.0

22.0

5.0

2.0

99.0

66.0

 

Results as of 21:53 on July 15, 2014 - RSX (Boys)

Overall

 

Sailed: 6, Discards: 1, To count: 5, Entries: 32, Scoring system: Appendix A

Rank

Country

HelmName

R1

R2

R3

R4

R5

R6

Total

Nett

1st


ISR

Yael Paz

2.0

5.0

1.0

2.0

1.0

(6.0)

17.0

11.0

2nd


ITA

Mattia Camboni

4.0

1.0

(6.0)

6.0

2.0

1.0

20.0

14.0

3rd


POL

Radoslaw Furmanski

5.0

4.0

2.0

(7.0)

3.0

3.0

24.0

17.0

4th


RUS

Evgenii Aivazian

1.0

2.0

(18.0)

3.0

5.0

7.0

36.0

18.0

5th


ESP

Antonio Bonet Macias

(13.0)

10.0

5.0

1.0

4.0

2.0

35.0

22.0

6th


GBR

Robert York

8.0

3.0

4.0

(17.0)

8.0

11.0

51.0

34.0

7th


KOR

Son Jiwon

3.0

6.0

3.0

12.0

11.0

(14.0)

49.0

35.0

8th


MEX

Juan Varela

9.0

12.0

(13.0)

5.0

6.0

4.0

49.0

36.0

9th


BLR

Mikita Tsirkun

(19.0)

7.0

8.0

4.0

7.0

10.0

55.0

36.0

10th


FRA

Adrien Mestre

6.0

9.0

(11.0)

11.0

9.0

8.0

54.0

43.0

 

Results as of 11:59 on July 16, 2014 - RSX (Girls)

Overall

 

Sailed: 6, Discards: 1, To count: 5, Entries: 21, Scoring system: Appendix A

Rank

Country

HelmName

R1

R2

R3

R4

R5

R6

Total

Nett

1st


RUS

Stefaniya Elfutina

3.0

2.0

(4.0)

1.0

1.0

4.0

15.0

11.0

2nd


CHN

Shi Hongmei

(6.0)

4.0

2.0

2.0

4.0

1.0

19.0

13.0

3rd


ITA

Marta Maggetti

(9.0)

6.0

1.0

3.0

2.0

3.0

24.0

15.0

4th


ESP

Pilar Trueba

1.0

(7.0)

6.0

5.0

3.0

7.0

29.0

22.0

5th


GBR

Imogen Sills

2.0

1.0

8.0

6.0

7.0

(9.0)

33.0

24.0

6th


FRA

Berenice Mege

4.0

5.0

(11.0)

4.0

6.0

5.0

35.0

24.0

7th


ISR

Heller Hadar

7.0

3.0

3.0

(22.0 DSQ)

22.0 DSQ

2.0

59.0

37.0

8th


HKG

Ma Kwan Ching

5.0

9.0

5.0

10.0

10.0

(12.0)

51.0

39.0

9th


POL

Zuzanna Czurylo

(12.0)

11.0

9.0

8.0

5.0

10.0

55.0

43.0

10th


NOR

Marie Brunvoll Nustad

10.0

10.0

7.0

(11.0)

8.0

8.0

54.0

43.0

 


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Sometime during last night’s moonless gloom in the Volvo Ocean Race, the masthead lights of Dongfeng and Mapfre appeared to the west, maybe right where they would have been if we had jibed with the fleet the previous day. To say that was a relief is an understatement-that we are back in touch, back in the fray near the front, it keeps everyone motivated and pushing a little bit harder. ... [more]  

More than forty five years since his historical circumnavigation, legendary Clipper Race founder Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, 75, continues to prove inspirational to adventurers around the globe. Sir Robin, the oldest entrant in the 3,542 mile Route du Rhum, finished third in his Rhum class into La Pointe À Pitre, Guadeloupe. ... [more]  

With Olympic heroes and World Champions in their numbers at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, UAE, local children are being inspired to take up the sport. By utilising the star names on show at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Final, the Abu Dhabi Sailing and Yacht Club, hosts of the regatta, are using the event to promote the sport in the Emirati capital. ... [more]  

The last day of the Airwaves Noumea PWA Dream Cup saw a grandstand finale to the 2014 PWA World Tour as the morning showers finally cleared to allow the wind to fill in and the respective titles to be decided. With the racing beginning later than scheduled the title race came down to one final race, which would ultimately decide the title. ... [more]  

Olympic medal-winning skipper Ian Walker, from Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR) – the emirate’s Volvo Ocean Race contesting squad – recently took time out of his hectic schedule while he was in Cape Town, as the team prepared for Leg 2 of the race to catch-up with students at The British School Al Khubairat via a video call. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 – Corinna Halloran reports on day five of leg 2 for Team SCA. Team SCA has a super fan. She’s seven and, at home, she has posters of Team SCA on her wall. As a member of the team, and as a woman in 2014, this is extremely cool. ... [more]  

The Sailing Instructions for the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Final that will be held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates from 26-30 November have been published. All ten Olympic events and an Open Kiteboarding event will be contested in the Emirati capital off of the stunning Corniche. ... [more]  

Italy's Giulia Conti and Francesca Clapcich have been one of the leading teams in the Women's Skiff, the 49erFX, and head to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates ready for the ISAF Sailing World Cup Final. ... [more]  

St Barth Cata Cup day 3 by Dominique Ladouceur
Day three’s race was a lot more difficult than yesterday’s at the St-Barth Cata Cup due to b winds. After pushing back the morning race to 2p.m. due to 30 knots winds at the tip of Colombier, the race committee decided to stick to only one race in the afternoon. ... [more]  

Team Alivimedica skipper Charlie Enright and navigator Will Oxley sat with Andy Rice to assess Leg 2 before the start in Cape Town. Here is the second part of the Leg Two analysis. ... [more]  

Position report for the Volvo Ocean Race boats as of 24th November 0700 UTC. It's been a fairly quiet night out there - and the biggest change is that the boats are beginning to close up, and become more compact. ADOR, who gybed north first, around six hours before the rest of the fleet on Saturday night, have moved south a little, whereas the rest of the boats have remained in the same line. ... [more]  

The 10 competing teams at the RC44 Oman Cup enjoyed a great sailing day on the Gulf of Oman for the penultimate day of the 2014 Championship Tour. Terry Hutchinson continued to guide Vladimir Prosihkin’s Team Nika the right way around the course, extending their lead in the overall standings, adding another race win to their scoreline, Team Aqua stay second with Charisma hanging onto third. ... [more]  

Position report for the Volvo Ocean Race fleet as of 23 November, 1900 UTC. Four days into the Leg 2, and the fleet is finally making progress towards Abu Dhabi. The seven boats are now south of Madagascar, and they’ve been heading north since last night. ... [more]  

Position report for the Volvo Ocean Race boats as of 0748 UTC, November 23rd. So what happened overnight? Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing were the first to head north and then progressively the other boats in the fleet decided to follow their lead. The fleet is really close together. ... [more]  

Gladwell's Line: The America's Cup is now Bermuda's Cup? *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz
The America's Cup roared into life on Friday with the publication of a story out of San Diego, saying that the Californian venue had missed getting the nod as the venue for the next America's Cup. And that being the case, then the British Overseas Territory of Bermuda seems to have got the nod. ... [more]  

VX ONE Winter Series 2014: It was a family affair at the top of the leaderboard for the opening weekend of the VX One Winter Series. Michael, Christina, Robert and Phillip Norris bested 21 other teams at Sarasota Sailing Squadron to take the advantage in the three-weekend series, which continues through March 2015. ... [more]  

With no team able to discard the last event of the season, the podium positions were by no means secure as last day of racing got underway at the RC44 Oman Cup, in a sedate seven-knot breeze. Going into the final day Vladimir Prosikhin’s Team Nika, with tactician Terry Hutchinson calling the shots, sat at the top of the leader board having shown an unmatched level of consistency in Muscat. ... [more]  

Usual skipper Seve Jarvin and for’ard hand Sam Newton were joined in the team by James Wierzbowski for today’s race and led from shortly after the to defeat defending champion Thurlow Fisher Lawyers (Michael Coxon, Dave O’Connor, Dave Ewings) by 38s. Coopers 62-Rag and Famish Hotel (Jack Macartney, Mark Kennedy, Peter Harris) was a further 21s back in third place. ... [more]  

Overall race leader, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ian Walker) has had an eventful few days since the start in Cape Town on Wednesday. Their goal is to be first home in their home port of Abu Dhabi - six other boats willing. ... [more]  

2014 Argo Group Gold Cup - Take time to remember. It was mid-October, one week before the brilliant Sunday Finals of the Argo Group Gold Cup and Bermuda was slammed by the second major storm in a week. Tropical Storm Fay - or was it Hurricane Fay by then— had hit Bermuda with a sneaky left jab only five days earlier. ... [more]  

2014 Turkey Day Regatta - The largest of Alamitos Bay Yacht Club's popular holiday sailing competitions the 67th Turkey Day Regatta has nearly 300 sailors on 216 boats in 21 classes, several of them world champions taking the weekend seriously. ... [more]  

The wind took a little longer to kick in on the penultimate day of the Airwaves Noumea Dream Cup PWA, but the sun soon burnt through the lingering cloud to allow the wind to build - producing another exhilarating afternoon of racing. ... [more]  

Brian Carlin, On Board Reporter for Team Vestas Wind reports on the delights of using the 'bathroom' while clocking along at 20kts plus in the Southern Ocean. ... [more]  

At the RC44 Oman Cup the 10 competing teams enjoyed a great sailing day on the Gulf of Oman for the penultimate day of the 2014 Championship Tour. Racing started in a seven-knot north-westerly breeze which built steadily throughout the day. ... [more]  

The world’s largest sailing media group, Sail-World.com, held its first continental group meeting at the Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) this week. METS is the world’s largest B2B Marine show and this year it had a record 1358 exhibitors and more than 21,000 Marine industry representatives. ... [more]  

At the ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 2013 World Champion Florian Gruber is expecting the Open Formula Kiteboarding event to be the, 'strongest fleet this year.' ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Fleet heads into the Southern Ocean + Videos *Feature by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
At the latest report, Volvo Ocean Race Control, reported Dongfeng Race Team as being the leader in the second leg to Abu Dhabi. Winds were reported to be 18-25kts, with Team Vestas Wind and Team SCA recording the highest boatspeed of 20kts. ... [more]  

2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Abu Dhabi - The ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates is set to be an 'experience of a lifetime' according to American Women's 470 sailor Briana Provancha. ... [more]  

America's Cup: Source named in Bermuda venue leak *Feature by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
San Diego sports journalist, Matt Calkins, has named one of the sources of comment that the 35th America's Cup will be held in the British Oversea Territory of Bermuda. Writing in the San Diego Union Tribune, Calkins claimed that San Diego Tourism Authority CEO, Joe Terzi, had told the U-T. ... [more]  

2014 RC44 Oman Cup - Consistency was hard to come by and no team managed to stay in the top half of the fleet in all three races. Chris Bake’s Team Aqua (GBR) was the most consistent team of the day picking up 11-points, Nika and Charisma both added 12-points to their overall score. ... [more]  

Team Vestas Wind’s Rob Salthouse perches perilously on the edge of his bunk, eyes fixed on a well-earned freeze-dried feast, steam snaking up towards his nostrils. ... [more]  

Ensuring a safe fuel supply for America’s 12 million registered boat owners may have to wait, said Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that the agency will further delay the final rule on how much ethanol refiners must blend into the nation’s gasoline supply under the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). ... [more]  

Yates Cup: US supermaxi Rio100 wins first offshore race + Video *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz
The supermaxi Bakewell-White design, Rio100 (Manouch Moshayedi, USA) has won her first race, sailing in the Yates Cup. She finished at 7.30am on Saturday morning, followed by the Botin 80 Beau Geste 14 minutes later with the Volvo 70 Giacomo 67minutes later. See video in this story. ... [more]  

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
Class 40-footers to be featured in 2015 Annapolis-to-Newport Race
Spectacular performance by Bakewell-White maxi early in first race *Feature
Airwaves Noumea PWA Dream Cup - Big strides for Cousin and Moussilmani
America's Cup: Team New Zealand responds to Venue rumours *Feature
ORC reveals rule improvements for 2015
Volvo Ocean Race - Hammer down for Team Alvimedica
Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA heads for unknown territory
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final set to be 'an experience of a lifetime'
RC44 Oman Cup - Team Nika gets a taste for the podium + Video
St Barth Cata Cup 2014 - Game on!
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014 - Wild Oats XI reveals new livery
Rolex Sydney Hobart 2014 - Wild Oats XI and Audi ready: photos
Volvo Ocean Race: Meek's tips pay dividend in Leg 2 squalls and calms *Feature
Volvo Ocean Race - Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing in search of hometown glory   
Airwaves Noumea PWA Dream Cup - Waiting game continues on day 2   
Barcelona World Race skippers named as scientific agents   
Volvo Ocean Race: Stop-start battle to the Cape of Good Hope   
Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 2 starts at high speed in 35kt winds   
Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA off to gutsy leg 2 start   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Heroes and champions in Nacra 17 fleet   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Talented Finn pack all set   
RC44 Oman Cup - Synergy crowned RC44 Match Race Champions   
Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 2 start - action replay video from Cape Town   
Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica on tour in Cape Town   
15th Ambassadors Cup - Brazil claims victory   
Route du Rhum - Alex Pella first ever Spanish skipper to finish first   
SSL Finals 2014 - Star World Champion Stanjek to race with Olesen   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne: Finn fight looming on Port Phillip   
Rugby man appointed Chief Executive Officer of Yachting Australia   
Welcome back: Congressional Cup Joins Alpari World Match Racing Tour   
18ft Skiffs: Smeg's second Red-Line run down Sydney harbour in 40kts *Feature   
Volvo Ocean Race: Start Wednesday - Cyclone season awaits Leg 2 fleet   
Airwaves Noumea PWA Dream Cup - Opening day in New Caledonia   


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