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Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race - Winning gains made on smart moves By Barby MacGowan, , 7:44 AM Wed 16 Jul 2014 GMT
The venerable distance race, in its 90th edition, had begun at 11:30 Saturday morning (July 12) on southern Lake Huron with consecutive starts for the fleet’s 14 classes. A westerly breeze of 9-11 knots allowed an initially mellow downwind spinnaker run to the first turning points in each of two courses. ...

America's Cup: Challengers give Oracle a very frank message at Meeting By Richard Gladwell/, , 1:28 AM Wed 16 Jul 2014 GMT
Top yachting correspondent, Stuart Alexander, writing in the British newspaper, The Independent, reports on the Competitors Meeting held in Los Angeles, USA over the weekend. Sail-World was earlier told that representatives of seven teams would be present, at the meeting called by the Challenger of Record, Hamilton Island Yacht Club. ...

Flying Dutchman World Championships - Sailors enjoy lighter breezes By Alan Henderson, United Kingdom , 10:02 PM Tue 15 Jul 2014 GMT
The second day of the 2014 Flying Dutchman World Championships at Largs, Scotland experienced a turnaround in weather on Tuesday 15th July, after a tough first day. Light breezes and plenty of sunny intervals made ideal conditions for competitors and boats which had been pounded by wind and rain on Monday. ...

ISAF Youth Worlds - Leaderboards shaping up in Tavira + Video By ISAF, , 9:02 PM Tue 15 Jul 2014 GMT
On day two of the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship, it was a late start and a late finish in Tavira, Portugal with competitors reaching the shore at 21:00 local time. The breeze came in late in the day and the first start came at 16:01 local time before the final competitors reached the shore at 21:00. ...

US Etchells schedule information By Etchells North America, , 7:29 PM Tue 15 Jul 2014 GMT
A huge congratulations to Bill Hardesty, Stephanie Roble, Marcus Eagan and Taylor Canfield for their win at the 2014 Etchells Worlds Championship! We also want to acknowledge all US sailors who participated in the event. The fleet was full of world-class sailors, and though not everyone can win, qualifying and sailing at that level is a huge accomplishment in itself. ...

PWA Pozo World Cup - Light winds and tricky waves on day 2 By Chris Yates, , 7:03 PM Tue 15 Jul 2014 GMT
After a slow start to day two of the PWA Gran Canaria Wind and Waves Festival, Pozo eventually woke up to provide a small window of opportunity - allowing three out of the four trials heats to be completed in relatively light wind and tricky waves. ...

ISAF Youth Worlds competitors reveal their sailing heroes + Video By ISAF, , 5:39 PM Tue 15 Jul 2014 GMT
The 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship in Tavira, Portugal is the 44th edition of the regatta and is ISAF's longest running event. Throughout its illustrious history more than 100 nations have sailed on Youth Worlds host venue waters and the stars of the future have been born. ...

VOR 2014-15: Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing's Ian Walker has done the math *Feature By, , 3:34 PM Tue 15 Jul 2014 GMT
Changes in the nature of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015 have as expected moved the race from a technical boat design competition to an emphasis on sailing ability. British Volvo Ocean Race veteran 44 year Ian Walker is very happy with the change. ...

J/70 North American Championship launches Thursday By Julie and Christopher Howell, , 3:02 PM Tue 15 Jul 2014 GMT
Eighty-one J/70 teams are assembling in Rochester, New York for the second annual J/70 North American Championship. Competitors from Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, Great Britain, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Sweden and the United States are invading the area as entrants complete the registration procedures and tune-up for the official start of competition on Thursday, July 17. ...

VX One North American Championship on the horizon By Julie and Christopher Howell, , 2:12 PM Tue 15 Jul 2014 GMT
The third annual VX One North American Championship kicks off Thursday, July 17 from Newport Yacht Club in Rhode Island. Nineteen VX Ones, representing Canada, New Zealand, the Virgin Islands and the United States, are gathering for three days of competition. ...

ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship - Day 2 ready for lift off By Daniel Smith, , 12:37 PM Tue 15 Jul 2014 GMT
The 367 sailors from 67 nations are prepared for the second day of racing at the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship. After a glamorous opening day of racing that spoilt the sailors rotten the five classes across eight events are rigged and ready to take on Tavira’s conditions for race day two. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Martinez and Desjoyeaux team up for Volvo By Volvo Ocean Race Media, , 10:35 AM Tue 15 Jul 2014 GMT
Iker Martínez will again be leading the Spanish challenge for the Volvo Ocean Race in 2014-15, his team confirmed today. The team has also announced today that they have recruited the biggest name in French sailing, Michel Desjoyeaux, to help guide the crew’s preparations. ...

Wet and windy for Flying Dutchmen Worlds By Alan Henderson, United Kingdom , 10:39 PM Mon 14 Jul 2014 GMT
Competitors withstood a tough introduction, in a war of attrition with the conditions. Southerly winds of up to 22 knots in gusts and heavy rain gave a stirring start, with many boats capsizing and suffering gear breakages. ...

New York Yacht Club Race Week - Images by Daniel Forster By, , 9:56 PM Mon 14 Jul 2014 GMT
Photographer Daniel Forster was on site at the New York Yacht Club Race Week to capture these images. Enjoy! ...

ISAF Youth Worlds: Great racing on Day 1 in Tavira + Video By ISAF, , 9:24 PM Mon 14 Jul 2014 GMT
Sunshine, steady breeze and great racing provided the perfect recipe in Tavira, Portugal prevailed for the opening day of racing at the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship. After a slightly calm morning the breeze kicked in mid-afternoon allowing a full complement of races across the eight events ...

LYRA Regatta to begin July 26th By Wendy Loat, , 6:46 PM Mon 14 Jul 2014 GMT
The annual LYRA Regatta, which will include the IRC North American Championships, will be held Saturday, July 26 and 27 for the Freeman Cup Race and carries on through August 3 at Ashbridge's Bay Yacht Club. This year the Freeman, although not part of the IRC Championships, will include a short-handed division. ...

PWA Pozo World Cup - Next generation takes centre stage on day 1 By Chris Yates, , 6:13 PM Mon 14 Jul 2014 GMT
Day one of the 2014 PWA Gran Canaria Wind and Waves Festival saw the next generation of windsurfers take centre stage, after the pros initially registered for the upcoming competition between 10am and 11am this morning. With the water state remaining relatively flat the youth’s did brilliantly to make the most of the conditions on offer as several of them shone. ...

Clipper Round the World Race - Race Director reflects on final stages By Clipper Ventures, , 3:46 PM Mon 14 Jul 2014 GMT
It was an amazing finish to the 2013-14 edition of the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race which saw thousands of spectators line the River Thames, eager to catch a glimpse of the inspirational crew who returned to London, 11 months after setting off on the 40,000-mile challenge. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Team Alvimedica running hot and cold By Team Alvimedica, , 3:39 PM Mon 14 Jul 2014 GMT
The Volvo Ocean Race crew onboard Team Alvimedica update us on their trials and tribulations at sea. We're running a bit hot and cold. One hour Team Alvimedica is pointed east and traversing the northern eddies and meanders of the Gulf Stream in t-shirts and tank tops, and the next we've jibed and are heading north along an ice boundary towards colder waters and air temps. ...

ABYC Fourth of July Regatta - Little boats aren't just for kids By Rich Roberts, , 3:22 PM Mon 14 Jul 2014 GMT
The message sent by Alamitos Bay Yacht Club's Fourth of July Regatta was that little boats are not just for kids. The two most prominent winners were Aine McLean Fretwell, who will celebrate her 40th birthday next Wednesday, and Chris Raab, a small boat master who may not still remember that milestone. ...

ISAF Youth Sailing Worlds - Sailors rigged and ready to race + Video By Daniel Smith, ISAF, , 1:13 PM Mon 14 Jul 2014 GMT
The 367 sailors from 67 nations at the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship are rigged and ready to race at the 44th edition of the regatta. Following the opening ceremony the night prior sailors arrived at Clube Nautico de Tavira with sunny skies and a steady on-site breeze. ...

Farr 40 Circuit moves to Santa Barbara for West Coast Championship By Tink Chambers, , 12:30 PM Mon 14 Jul 2014 GMT
John Demourkas has raced his Farr 40 all over the United States - from Newport to Key West on the East Coast, from Long Beach to San Francisco on the West Coast to Chicago in the Midwest. Demourkas has also competed all over the world in such countries as Australia, Denmark, Dominican Republic and Italy. ...

U.S. Women’s Match Racing Championship - Oakcliff raises competition By Samantha Pilz, Oyster Bay, NY , 9:51 AM Mon 14 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 US Women's Match Race Championship - Oakcliff’s intensive training program provided a high level of competition this weekend at the U.S. Women’s Match Racing Championship in Oyster Bay, NY. ...

Monaco's Miani wins Melges 20 2014 Audi-Tron Sailing Series By International Audi Melges 20 Class Association, , 9:49 AM Mon 14 Jul 2014 GMT
With three more races added to the overall scoreboard, a single discard went into play throwing out each team's worst score. ...

Wild Oats XI's nose job to be tested at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week By Rob Mundle, Sydney Australia , 8:56 AM Mon 14 Jul 2014 GMT
One of the world’s most successful ocean racing yachts – Bob Oatley’s 30-metre supermaxi, Wild Oats XI – has gone 'under the knife' once more, and the results of the latest surgery will be put to the test at next month’s Audi Hamilton Island Race Week. The big boat will be sporting a more streamlined bow when she lines up against a quality fleet in the IRC Grand Prix division ...

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