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Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - Images by Carlo Borlenghi By Carlo Borlenghi Images, , 6:45 PM Fri 5 Sep 2014 GMT
Photographer Carlo Borlenghi was on deck for days three and four of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup to capture these images. ...

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup and Rolex Mini Maxi World Championship: Day 5 By International Maxi Association, , 6:01 PM Fri 5 Sep 2014 GMT
After keeping the fleet ashore to wait for the sea breeze to develop, racing got under way shortly after 1 o'clock for the penultimate day of racing at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup and the Rolex Mini Maxi Rolex World Championship 2014. ...

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - Dramatic final showdowns set up + Video By KPMS, , 5:44 PM Fri 5 Sep 2014 GMT
Dramatic showdowns have been set up for the final races at the 2014 Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup. Verdicts in three classes will be decided during tomorrow’s decisive day: true proof of the close nature of the racing. All classes sailed a coastal course today with around seven knots from the north at the start, building to a 12-15 knot north-easterly midway through the race. ...

ISAF Sailing World Championships, Santander - Paige Railey bows out By Will Ricketson, , 5:37 PM Fri 5 Sep 2014 GMT
After sustaining a biking injury while riding close to her home, US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider athlete Paige Railey (Clearwater, Fla.) will be unable to compete at the upcoming ISAF Sailing World Championships in Santander, Spain. The 2012 Olympian, Laser Radial world champion and ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year is expected to make a full recovery. ...

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - Day 4 images by Ingrid Abery By, , 5:22 PM Fri 5 Sep 2014 GMT
Ingrid Abery was out on the water for day four of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup in Porto Cervo to capture these images. ...

ISAF Worlds, Santander - Kiwis out to defend skiff crowns By ISAF, , 2:46 PM Fri 5 Sep 2014 GMT
New Zealand's 49er and 49erFX teams will head to the Santander ISAF Sailing World Championships aiming to defend their title and continue their run of podium finishes. Peter Burling and Blair Tuke are on an unbeaten run of six consecutive 49er regatta victories, stemming from June 2013 whilst Alex Maloney and Molly Meech have finished on the podium at ten of 11 49erFX events they've competed at. ...

Chicago Match Cup - Tom Slingsby to join the action By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 1:46 PM Fri 5 Sep 2014 GMT
The world’s top match racing sailors are preparing to gather again for Stage 4 of the Alpari World Match Tour from Wednesday 17th September through Sunday 21st at the Chicago Match Cup, the only US stop on the World Championship Tour. ...

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2014 - Video highlights By, , 11:43 AM Fri 5 Sep 2014 GMT
Video highlights from the 2014 Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup. Video is focus on how the event is organised on the race course. ...

Hairy Biker director changes gear for Volvo Ocean Race TV show By Volvo Ocean Race, , 10:11 AM Fri 5 Sep 2014 GMT
Frenchman François Gandolfi admits he knows 'absolutely nothing' about sailing but his glittering list of credits in British TV over the last two decades includes Hairy Bikers, The Gadget Show, Embarrassing Bodies, A Place in the Sun and many, many others. ...

Maxi 72 Class announced By Press International Maxi Association, , 9:31 AM Fri 5 Sep 2014 GMT
The new class Maxi 72, a former subdivision of the IMA Mini Maxi Fleet, continues to be affiliated with IMA, which is underlined by the unanimous wish of its members to require dual membership for both entities ...

Oakcliff International - Remarkable level of competition on day 1 By Samantha Pilz, Oyster Bay, NY , 9:26 AM Fri 5 Sep 2014 GMT
With the best match racers from around the globe, the 2014 Oakcliff International began with a remarkable level of competition during the first day of racing. With lighter breeze in the morning, teams had to be on the top of their game. Riptide Racing, the current leader in the round robin, realized the importance of concentration against their toughest competitors. ...

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 ...

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