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Warsaw Indoor PWA World Cup 2014 By PWA World Tour, , 7:28 AM Fri 5 Sep 2014 GMT
It’s back… After eight years away this weekend sees the return of an Indoor PWA World Cup event and it promises to be bigger and better than ever, with Poland’s National Stadium in Warsaw playing host to the créme de la créme of the globes windsurfing talent between the fifth-7th September. The National Stadium is situated just under ten miles away from Warsaw Fredrick Chopin Airport. ...

Barn Door Trophy under threat from refitted Bakewell-White supermaxi *Feature By Richard Gladwell, , 4:58 AM Fri 5 Sep 2014 GMT
The extensively refitted Bakewell-White supermaxi has emerged from the Cookson yard taking her first steps in a serious tilt at the prestigious Barn Door Trophy in the Transpac Race, sailed from Los Angeles to Hawaii. After being based in Australia since 2008, Bakewell-White Yacht Design's 30m Supermaxi 'Lahana' (nee Konica Minolta, nee Zana) returned to New Zealand for what the designer called ...

2014 Viper 640 North American Championship – Day 2 By Edward R. Padin, , 3:05 AM Fri 5 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 Viper 640 North American Championship - With planning conditions forecast and the sun shining, Viper sailors awoke happy but sore and groggy from a four-race first day and evening festivities. 'You have to really work hard to not have fun when sailing out here' said outgoing Class President Peter Beardsley. ' ...

U.S. Qualifying Series - Larchmont and Shelter squeak into Gold Fleet By Stuart Streuli, , 2:33 AM Fri 5 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 US Qualifying Series - For more than a half dozen teams, their respective fates in 2014 U.S. Qualifying Series for the New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup presented by Rolex came down to a single late-afternoon race on Narragansett Bay. ...

World Robotic Sailing Championship to take place in Galway City By Irish Sailing Associaton, , 7:12 PM Thu 4 Sep 2014 GMT
Galway City is set to host the seventh World Robotic Sailing Championship (WRSC2014) from 9-13 September 2014. Fully autonomous and unmanned sailing boats, up to 2.5m in length compete over a series of short distance racing, navigation and autonomy challenges, taking place around the Port of Galway. This year teams from Galway, Wales, US, Finland, France, Portugal and Russia will participate. ...

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - High stakes and capricious winds By KPMS, , 5:54 PM Thu 4 Sep 2014 GMT
A crucial part of any yacht race or regatta is the expertise of the organizing body. Top class events, featuring cutting-edge, expensive yachts and the cream of international sailing talent, demand the highest professionalism in their race management. Competitors require racing to be fair, enjoyable, well managed. ...

ISAF Worlds, Santander - Tension building in Nacra 17 and Finn fleets By ISAF, , 3:22 PM Thu 4 Sep 2014 GMT
A pocket of Nacra 17 and Finn racers will head into the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships marked as favourites following exceptional results throughout 2014. However with the stakes high and tension mounting there will be plenty of competitors aiming to peak and upset the form book in the Spanish city. ...

Lobster Bowl Regatta to take place on Casco Bay By North American Etchells Class Association, , 3:05 PM Thu 4 Sep 2014 GMT
This year's Etchells Lobster Bowl Regatta features two days of great sailing on the flat waters of Casco Bay! The event starts on Friday with the launch and a welcome event featuring our world-famous chowder and chili, as well as some of the best microbrew beers you have ever tasted. ...

Extreme Sailing Series - Pressure builds as title challenge heats up By Extreme Sailing Series, , 2:01 PM Thu 4 Sep 2014 GMT
Less than two weeks after the conclusion of Extreme Sailing Series Act 5 Cardiff, presented by Land Rover, the Extreme 40 fleet is due for arrival in Istanbul, where the historic city will play host to the 12 competing international teams. The 100 square mile city, that straddles both Europe and Asia over the Bosphorus Bridge, will become the Series’ temporary residence, 11-14 September. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng arrives in Alicante for start By Dongfeng Race Team, , 12:16 PM Thu 4 Sep 2014 GMT
Life just got very real for the Chinese sailors onboard ‘Dongfeng’ as they docked at the Volvo Ocean Race HQ in Alicante in the early hours of this morning. They have gone from hopeful candidates submitting their CV’s ten months ago, to arriving in Alicante, home to the start of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. ...

Jeff Grange takes control of Viper 640 North Americans after first day By Edward R. Padin, , 7:58 AM Thu 4 Sep 2014 GMT
Some championship regattas fall into the trope of 'it’s never like this here.' In Long Beach, California, this was not true thankfully for the Viper 640 fleet. Despite dire forecasts, several days of light winds during practice, and an hour on-shore postponement, the Viper 640 North American Championship enjoyed Chamber of Commerce conditions. ...

Oakcliff hosts an international battle By Samantha Pilz, Oyster Bay, NY , 7:57 AM Thu 4 Sep 2014 GMT
Twelve international teams from six different countries including Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand, France, Switzerland, and the United States will begin racing on Thursday. The Oakcliff International, a Grade Two match race, is the final stop on the US Grand Slam Series. The US Grand Slam series also includes the Chicago Grand Slam, Detroit Cup, and Knickerbocker Cup. ...

2014 Chicago Match Cup - Feature 12 teams and $75,000 in prize money By Chicago Match Race Center, , 4:22 AM Thu 4 Sep 2014 GMT
In just two weeks, the Chicago waterfront will once again come alive with high-intensity match racing for the Chicago Match Cup, the highest-graded match race event in the US and the only US stop on the Alpari World Match Racing Tour (AWMRT). From Wednesday September 17th through Sunday, September 21st twelve teams from nine nations will battle for their share of the US$75,000 prize money ...

2014 U.S. Qualifying Series - Michigan and California teams take lead By Stuart Streuli, , 3:10 AM Thu 4 Sep 2014 GMT
A recalcitrant northerly breeze limited competitors in the 2014 U.S. Qualifying Series for the New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup presented by Rolex to just one race today on Narragansett Bay. Even for the teams that did well in the lone race, it wasn’t an ideal start. With the four-day regatta divided into two days of qualifying and two days of championship fleet racing ...

Southern Spars One Design complete 500th J/70 rig By Sail-World, , 12:26 AM Thu 4 Sep 2014 GMT
With just over a week to go until the inaugural J/70 World Championship, the team from Southern Spars One Design are celebrating the build of the 500th J/70 carbon mast at their facility in Sri Lanka. 'The first J/70 prototype rig was tested in 2011. The first five rigs were delivered in 2012 and now here we are two years later having just completed rig #500! ...

Rolex Big Boat Series - Anticipation building for 50th edition By Barby MacGowan, , 9:50 PM Wed 3 Sep 2014 GMT
With over 100 entries, anticipation is building for next week’s 50th Anniversary edition of the Rolex Big Boat Series (RBBS), hosted by St. Francis Yacht Club. The regatta kicks off Thursday, Sept. 11, to host hundreds of sailors over four days of buoy and stadium-style racing in the ever-challenging and seemingly always breezy conditions on San Francisco Bay. ...

Copa Mabarak concludes after 3 days of racing + Video By Icarus Sailing Media, , 9:36 PM Wed 3 Sep 2014 GMT
Copa Mabarak 2014 completed its third day of racing with totally clear sky and winds from 4-10 knots. Mabarak Cup closes its first participation in the Mexican Sailing Circuit successfully with a great opportunity to promote the sport in this beautiful port of Veracruz. ...

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - A meeting of elegance, power, speed and prowess By KPMS, , 6:00 PM Wed 3 Sep 2014 GMT
Established in 1980, the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup is a meeting of elegance, power, speed and prowess. Large, powerful yachts engaged in direct competition in a spectacular and challenging environment. Organized by YC Costa Smeralda and the International Maxi Association, the event has been the jewel of Rolex’s international yachting portfolio since 1985 and this year is celebrating its 25th edition. ...

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - Tight at the top after day 3 By International Maxi Association, , 5:00 PM Wed 3 Sep 2014 GMT
Day three of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup and Mini Maxi Rolex World Championship was blessed with bright sunshine and a northerly gradient breeze, which shifted north east in the afternoon. A significant swell was still evident and changeable conditions developed as the sea breeze arrived during the afternoon. ...

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - Action shots by Ingrid Abery By, , 4:05 PM Wed 3 Sep 2014 GMT
UK photographer Ingrid Abery was on the water at the 2014 Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup in Porto Cervo, Sardinia to capture these images. ...

ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - 470 sailors out to defend crowns By ISAF, , 3:05 PM Wed 3 Sep 2014 GMT
ISAF Rolex World Sailors of the Year Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie (NZL) and Mat Belcher (AUS), with crew Will Ryan, will be out to defend their 470 world titles at the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships. The Kiwi and Australian sailors have been the stand out 470 racers in recent years with success after success wherever they compete. ...

RS Feva World Championship - Carnac recap + Video By Golly Tucker, , 2:44 PM Wed 3 Sep 2014 GMT
Summer was long and gorgeous, The Allen RS Feva Worlds in Carnac were just unbelievable. Here is a little reminder to make that summer feeling last that bit longer! And if you are still about in 2015 why not use it to look forward to a worlds with a difference in Travemunde, Germany on the Baltic next July. ...

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 CEO Knut Frostad talks (Part III) *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team, , 2:12 PM Wed 3 Sep 2014 GMT
Sail-World talked to Knut Frostad, the Volvo Ocean Race CEO a few days after it was announced the Danish company was sponsoring the seventh entry in the 2014-15 Race. Here is part three in that interview series (there are links below to parts I and II). ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup 2014 Final - Notice of Race released + Video By ISAF, , 10:47 AM Wed 3 Sep 2014 GMT
The Notice of Race for the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates has been released. All ten Olympic events will be contested in Abu Dhabi from 26-30 November, with an open kiteboarding event joining the fray around Lulu Island off the UAE capital's stunning Corniche. ...

Extreme Sailing Series 2014 - Hannah White takes on extreme sailing By Extreme Sailing Series, , 10:27 AM Wed 3 Sep 2014 GMT
See what it takes to be an extreme sailor as Land Rover Global Brand Ambassador Hannah White tries her hand at Extreme Sailing. ...

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