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America's Cup: Artemis Racing expresses concern over Protocol aspects By Sail-World, , 12:35 AM Wed 25 Jun 2014 GMT
Former Challenger of Record for the America's Cup, Artemis Racing (SWE) has expressed some reservations about key aspects of the Protocol, announced in early June, for the 35th America's Cup. Their concerns cover the elimination of San Francisco as the Match venue; the costs of dual venues; and the elimination of teams being eliminated early along with issues already raised by others. ...

A-Cat Europeans: Team NZ's Ashby leads after two days in France By Sail-World, , 12:06 AM Wed 25 Jun 2014 GMT
Glenn Ashby leads the 2014 Europeans Championship organized by Cercle Voile Bordeaux, France, after two days of sailing. Today Lake Hourtin saw decent winds for the third and fourth qualifying races. Ashby won both races in fleet A and Jason Waterhouse did the same in the B fleet. ...

Newport Bermuda Race - Six retired, six finished and 152 still racing By Talbot Wilson, , 10:54 PM Tue 24 Jun 2014 GMT
Just six boats had finished the 2014 Newport Bermuda Race by late Tuesday afternoon in Bermuda— Shockwave, Bella Mente, Caol Ila, and Constellation have finished in the Gibbs Hill Lighthouse Division. Kodiak and Stark Racing Mad VII have finished in the St. David’s Lighthouse Division. The tally is six boats retired, six finished and 152 still racing. ...

PWA Bonaire World Cup – Day 4, the most radical yet By Chris Yates, , 10:42 PM Tue 24 Jun 2014 GMT
With the wind howling right from the word go for the third day in a row at the PWA Bonaire World Cup, the second single eliminations began promptly at 9:30am. However, the action which followed was like nothing we’ve ever experienced before as the sailors took freestyle to a totally different level. ...

Tips for selecting the best boatyard By BoatUS, , 10:13 PM Tue 24 Jun 2014 GMT
While boatyards are busy, summer may be a better time to have repair work done on the boat. Why? The typical boatyard and shop warranty on labor is 90 days, giving boaters the time needed to use the boat and ensure a correct repair. But where does a boater go to get repairs done right? ...

Extreme Sailing Series: Team NZ's Burling and Davies preview Act 4 By Emirates Team NZ, , 10:12 PM Tue 24 Jun 2014 GMT
Emirates Team NZ's Peter Burling and Ray Davies preview Act 4 of the Extreme Sailing Series to be sailed in St Petersburg, Russia. Despite it being on the opposite side of the planet, the temperature is not too dissimilar to back home in New Zealand, already in its winter. ...

Kieler Woche – Front runners span five nations By Herman Hell, , 9:51 PM Tue 24 Jun 2014 GMT
On day four of Kieler Woche following three days of strong winds, there was only a light breeze on the outer fjord in Kiel. But that did not really make life of the race directors and sailors easier, since the crews proceeded on their courses at a snail’s pace - too slow to get a complete race program done. ...

Newport Bermuda Race - Brand new day for GryphonSolo2 By Joe Harris, , 3:39 PM Tue 24 Jun 2014 GMT
Joe Harris updates on the progress of GryphonSolo2 in the 2014 Newport Bermuda Race. It’s a beautiful morning here at slightly less than 100 miles left to Bermuda. The Sting song 'Brand New Day' is playing in my head and I’m finally feeling rested after three hours sleep filled with some wild dreams. ...

Kieler Woche - Pretty decent run for Mathew Belcher By Herman Hell, , 3:24 PM Tue 24 Jun 2014 GMT
Mathew Belcher does not seem to be a man of superlatives. 'I just had a pretty decent run,' says the Australian with an impish smile. Yes, you can put it this way when you have won the 470 Worlds three times in such a short period, got Olympic gold, been appointed World Sailor of the Year and now became skipper of the Australian America’s Cup team. ...

Superyacht Cup Palma 2014 - Lionheart is the Pride of Palma By The Superyacht Cup, , 12:37 PM Tue 24 Jun 2014 GMT
With a win in the fourth and final race, a fast 30 miles coastal course with over 20kts of brisk sea breeze back and forth across the Bay of Palma, Lionheart lift the trophy that they consider the season's most prestigious and hardest to win, triumphing in the five strong J Class at the Palma Superyacht Cup. ...

Predictwind unlocks more features on free accounts By Sail-World, , 11:52 AM Tue 24 Jun 2014 GMT
As part of the PredictWind forecast site and app redesign Predictwind have increased the features to which the free accounts have access. All Free accounts have been extended to a full seven day forecast. Now the seven day forecast is the standard across all PredictWind packages. ...

Composite Rigging launches new campaign for ECsix By Josh Impey, , 9:29 AM Tue 24 Jun 2014 GMT
Composite Rigging is proud to introduce their new When Your Mast Must Stay Up campaign for ECsix, the most innovative continuous carbon rigging in the marine industry. The campaign centers around the product’s standout features; high performance, value and longevity in grueling ocean conditions. ...

PWA Bonaire World Cup - New star emerges on day 3 By Chris Yates, , 12:36 AM Tue 24 Jun 2014 GMT
On day three of the PWA Bonaire World Cup, the goods were delivered for the second day in a row. The wind was slightly lighter than yesterday, but that didn’t stop the freestylers delivering another enthralling display in the freestyle paradise that is Bonaire. ...

Kieler Woche - Sailors show good form on day 3 + Video By Herman Hell, , 9:10 PM Mon 23 Jun 2014 GMT
At the 132nd edition of Kiel Week, the wind keeps blowing. Just like the first weekend of the event, the race directors were looking at the weather charts on Monday morning again with skepticism to create an emergency program close to the shore due to the persistent strong winds. But around midday the situation improved, so that all classes could be sent out onto the race courses. ...

Brookdale and Wish of a Lifetime hoist the sail for Oklahoma City man By Kristin Puckett, Lake Thunderbird Sailing Club , 8:56 PM Mon 23 Jun 2014 GMT
Ninety-one year old Rex dusted off his lifejacket and boat shoes to hit the deck of a sailboat, making his Wish of a Lifetime™ come true this week. Brookdale and Wish of a Lifetime™ put the Oklahoma City sailor and fisherman back on the water after a 20 year hiatus. ...

Newport Bermuda Race - Line honors victory for Shockwave + Video By Talbot Wilson, , 7:20 PM Mon 23 Jun 2014 GMT
In the 2014 Newport Bermuda Race, George Sakellaris’ big white Richel/Pugh mini-maxi Shockwave crossed the finish line off Bermuda’s St. David’s Lighthouse Monday morning at 5:34 race time EDT (6:34AM local time). Her elapsed time was 63:04:11. ...

Newport to Bermuda Race - Challenging conditions for GryphonSolo2 By Joe Harris, , 5:58 PM Mon 23 Jun 2014 GMT
Joe Harris updates on the progress of GryphonSolo2 in the 2014 Newport to Bermuda Race. Hello sports fans- We continue to face challenging weather conditions with squalls, rain and then long periods of light and variable winds. ...

RC44 Championship Tour - Fleet gear up to battle on Andalucian coast By Jessica Gray, , 3:53 PM Mon 23 Jun 2014 GMT
Competition in the RC44 fleet gears up this week for the RC44 Puerto Sotogrande Cup, taking place close to Gibraltar on Spain’s Andalucian coast. Since the last event in Cascais, John Bassadone’s Peninsula Petroleum has taken the lead in the rolling RC44 ChampionshipTour from Team Aqua, and with it the coveted ‘golden wheels’. ...

Team Alvimedica welcomes the public to boat naming ceremony By Team Alvimedica, , 2:36 PM Mon 23 Jun 2014 GMT
Team Alvimedica welcomes the public to a boat naming ceremony and harborside festivities celebrating the young Volvo Ocean Race team at the Newport Shipyard on Saturday, June 28. Former U.S. Surgeon General, Regina M. Benjamin, MD, MBA is the guest of honor who will formally name the boat at its homeport. ...

Newport Bermuda Race - Wind returns for GryphonSolo2 By Joe Harris, , 2:05 PM Mon 23 Jun 2014 GMT
GryphonSolo2's Joe Harris updates on Sunday's action in the 2014 Newport Bermuda Race. It has been a busy time since my last report while becalmed. The wind did indeed return this morning and we were off to the races again galloping towards the gulf stream. ...

Coutts Quarter Ton Cup - 10th anniversary attracts record entries By Royal Corinthian Yacht Club, , 1:44 PM Mon 23 Jun 2014 GMT
On Wednesday 25 June, a record entry of 33 plus boats come to the starting line for the first race of the 10th Anniversary Coutts Quarter Ton Cup, which will be hosted by the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club, Cowes, from 25 to 27 June 2014. ...

Cleveland Race Week - Offshore PHRF Series features 69 boats By Julie Howell, , 12:22 PM Mon 23 Jun 2014 GMT
Cleveland Race Week drew to a close its 10-day event with 69 boats competing in the PHRF Offshore Series. The 'Big Boat' portion of the regatta began Thursday night with beautiful breeze on Lake Erie, and continued Friday night with lighter air. ...

America's Cup: Butterworth - 'I just thought that I could help.' By Sail-World and TV3, , 12:20 PM Mon 23 Jun 2014 GMT
Four times America's Cup winner, Brad Butterworth appeared in a prime time news show interview in New Zealand to explain why he wanted to rejoin Team New Zealand. Over the weekend it was disclosed that Butterworth had written to the new Board of Team New Zealand, offering to help in whatever way he could. ...

Newport Bermuda Race 2014 - Shockwave beats Bella Mente by 7 minutes By Newport Bermuda Race, , 10:42 AM Mon 23 Jun 2014 GMT
After sailing nearly side by side over 635 miles and two and a half days, George Sakellaris’ Shockwave nipped Hap Fauth’s Bella Mente at the finish line at St. David’s Lighthouse, Bermuda, by seven minutes to win line honors in the 2014 Newport Bermuda Race. ...

2014 The Rose Cup - Killian, Martin and Vandervort win By Dave Perry, Oyster Bay, NY , 10:16 AM Mon 23 Jun 2014 GMT
2014 The Rose Cup - The team of Christophe Killian, Jack Martin and Harrison Vandervort from the Balboa Yacht Club has won the 2014 Rose Cup, a U.S. youth national match racing championship sanctioned by US Sailing and sponsored by Gill, Harken, North U and the event’s founder the Newport-Balboa Sailing and Seamanship Association. ...

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