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New Around Britain and Ireland Monohull 40ft and less world record
By John Reed, ,
10:30 AM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
The WSSR Council announces the establishment of a new Around Britain and Ireland Monohull 40ft and less world record. ...
Detroit Cup - Fifth place finish a difficult result for Neptune Racing
By Neptune Racing, ,
7:34 AM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
Our latest event saw Neptune Racing travel to the Bayview Yacht Club, contesting for the Detroit Cup. It was tumultuous week for the team; coming out firing to be in the lead after day one, eventually qualifying fourth after two days of racing. ...
Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Alessandro Rombelli's 'STIG' leads
By International Audi Melges 20 Class Association, ,
3:04 AM Thu 28 Aug 2014 GMT
After Garda's past rainy days and a short morning postponement ashore, the 57-strong Audi Melges 20 World Championship fleet welcomed plentiful sunshine and a nice eight - ten knots of breeze to the Lake Garda racing arena. Three races are now complete in the 10-part racing series with former Gold Cup Champion and Audi Sailing Series Champion Alessandro Rombelli aboard STIG ahead by seven points. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Call of Duty comes first for Team Alvimedica
By Sam Greenfield, Volvo Ocean Race, ,
11:27 PM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
Many have attempted to describe just how hard it is to sail in a Volvo Ocean Race, but what we rarely hear is how getting to the starting line can be just just as tough. Volvo Ocean race is a race within a race.We don’t often tell the stories of those who don’t make it, because, frankly, it’s not uncommon. But in the case of Lt. Chris Branning, we’ve made an exception. ...
Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Day 1 images by Stefano Gattini
By Sail-World.com, ,
9:46 PM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
Photographer Stefano Gattini was on deck for day one at the 2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship to capture these images. ...
Helping boaters understand weather basics
By BoatUS, ,
7:27 PM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
For boaters, sailors or anglers, knowing the forecast and understanding the weather can mean the difference between smooth, sunny sailing or slogging through uncomfortably rough seas. Weather for Boaters, a new online course from the United States Power Squadrons (USPS) and the BoatUS Foundation aims to teach boaters the basics of weather and forecasting. ...
PWA Alacati World Cup - Exciting finish on day 2
By Chris Yates, ,
7:02 PM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
After teasing the competitors for the majority of the afternoon the wind finally filled in on day two of the Alacati PWA World Cup. The second elimination of both the men’s and women’s fleets were completed - in 7-18 knots - as Quentel secured his first bullet of, not only the week, but also the season, whilst Sarah-Quita Offringa made it two wins out of two with another fine display of sailing. ...
Match 40s find the surface again + Video
By Oakcliff Sailing, ,
6:45 PM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
Oakcliff has lent seven Match 40s to the Knickerbocker Cup for the past four years. On Saturday, Manhasset Bay YC was towing four boats to their club, however two never made it to the race. When dealing with boats, there are always multiple things that can go wrong and unfortunately many did. ...
Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Day 1 images by Max Ranchi
By Sail-World.com, ,
5:08 PM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
Max Ranchi was on the water at Fraglia Della Vela Riva to capture these images during day one of the 2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship. ...
Clagett Regatta names first Executive Director
By Sam Crichton, ,
3:35 PM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
The Board of the C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta is pleased to announce the appointment of Trish Walcott as Executive Director of The Clagett Regatta. This comes as the organization, founded by Judy and Stephanie McLennan in 2002, moves into its second decade of operation. ...
Transatlantic Race - Fleet expanded for 2015 edition
By Stuart Streuli, ,
3:28 PM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
Three years ago, 26 boats started—and finished—the Transatlantic Race 2011, from Newport, R.I., to the south coast of England. Anticipating greater interest in the Transatlantic Race 2015, race organizers—the Royal Yacht Squadron and New York Yacht Club in association with the Royal Ocean Racing Club and Storm Trysail Club—set an early limit of 50 entries, which now looks to be well exceeded. ...
Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi finishes second - Extreme Sailing Series
By Anna Tunnicliffe, ,
10:17 AM Wed 27 Aug 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. She reports in from Cardiff, Wales after Day 4 of the Extreme Sailing Series, sailing as tactician aboard Alinghi. ...
2014 18' Skiff International Regatta - Day 2
By Rich Roberts, ,
3:45 AM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 18' Skiff International Regatta - After Tuesday's wild racing in the 13th annual 18' Skiff International Regatta it was apparent that old boats aren't necessarily a problem as long as you keep them upright. ...
2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship - It's go time in Garda
By Melges 20, ,
3:14 AM Wed 27 Aug 2014 GMT
2014 Melges 20 World Championship - Registration, measurement and practice day are officially complete at the 2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship, hosted by Fraglia Della Vela Riva. An unprecedented 57 entries will take to the starting line tomorrow, Wednesday, 27 August for the first of four competitive days of premium performance racing. ...
2nd Annual Keith Dinsmoor Regatta September 13-14
By Ian Ponting, Maui ,
7:43 PM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
The second Annual Keith Dinsmoor regatta hosted by the Lahaina Yacht Club is set to run September 13-14 2014. Junior sailors form Oahu and Maui will line up in O'pen Bic and RS FevaXL. We expect 30+ boats on the line in one of the largest junior regattas in Hawaii. ...
Aldo Alessio Regatta - Three days of tight racing
By Erik Simonson, Pressure-Drop.US, ,
7:03 PM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
Three days of tight racing with a buoy ocean combo made for a superb weekend during the 2014 Aldo Alessio Regatta hosted by the StFYC this past weekend. With nine different courses that would take the fleets out to Bonita twice on Friday, beginning with a flood for the first rounding in 12-15 knots, and then switching to a boisterous ebb with 15-18 outside the Gate and much more inside. ...
PWA Alacati World Cup - First blood to Van Der Steen and Offringa
By Chris Yates, ,
6:45 PM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
The inaugural day of the 2014 Pegasus Airlines Alacati PWA World Cup saw the opening races of the week completed in winds of 11-20 knots. Registration was soon completed between 10am and 11am, allowing the real action to begin. After an exciting afternoon of racing Ben Van Der Steen struck first in the men’s division, whilst Sarah-Quita Offringa made the perfect start for the women's division. ...
Oakcliff Sailing hosts the Nacra 17, 49er and 49erFX Nationals + Video
By Bruce Nairn, Annapolis, MD ,
4:07 PM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
The star studded National Championships in these three Olympic classes ramped it up as teams vie for spots in the upcoming Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2016. Hosted by Oakcliff Sailing, the conditions and race management were excellent. Video coverage was provided by Heron Financial Group and filmed by T2PTV. ...
International 18ft Skiff Regatta underway on San Francisco Bay
By Erik Simonson, Pressure-Drop.US, ,
2:14 PM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
A much smaller gathering at this Int'l 18 Regatta than in most recent years, due primarily to over extended schedules, eight teams hoisted sail and carried on the tradition of the International 18's on San Francisco Bay. The wind and tide played their usual havoc on sailors as the flood gave way to ebb combined with occasional ferry and cargo traffic to send launch ramps the competitors way. ...
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2014 - Quality fleet for Maxi Classic
By KPMS, ,
1:13 PM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
A collection of some of the world’s finest, fastest and most famous Maxi yachts will gather in Porto Cervo, Sardinia for the 25th edition of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup from 31 August – 6 September, an occasion which marks the 30th year of the relationship between event organizers Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) and title sponsor Rolex. ...
Sailing Champions League - which is Europe's best sailing club?
By Dan Ibsen & the Sail-World team, Copenhagen ,
12:23 PM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
For the first time in European sailing history, the top European sailing club will be identified at the new Sailing Champions League, which takes place from 17th to 19th October in Copenhagen. ...
Weta fun at the Wine & Roses Regatta
By Bruce Fleming, Santa Barbara ,
12:22 PM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
Just eight Wetas made the trip up or down old Highway 101 to posh Santa Barbara, the historic wine-loving town on 'California’s Riviera', to sail in our West Coast Champs. ...
Extreme Sailing Series: The Wave, Muscat claims victory on Cardiff Bay
By Extreme Sailing Series, ,
9:30 AM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
In the Extreme Sailing Series, Cardiff Bay saved the best for last for the 11-boat Extreme 40 fleet, where Alinghi, The Wave, Muscat and J.P. Morgan BAR battled it out until the bitter end for the top positions, in one of the closest – and most exciting – three-horse fights seen in the Series, which resulted in a three way collision and three consecutive penalties too boot in the final race. ...
International 14 World Championships 2015: Not just for boys
By Tracey Johnstone, ,
8:01 AM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
Nurton is a member of both the strong overseas contingent to contest the event being conducted by Royal Geelong Yacht Club on Corio Bay in Geelong, and the growing group of women who sail these progressive boats. This will be Nurton’s sixth World Championship after starting her I14 sailing career just over 13 years ago. ...
Rio de Janeiro achieves 50% treatment of sewage outflow *Feature
By Jeni Bone, ,
3:38 AM Tue 26 Aug 2014 GMT
State Secretary of Rio de Janeiro, Leonardo Espindola has told the parliament and media that Rio has achieved 50% treatment of sewage to its waterways, two years out from the start of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. ...
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