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America's Cup: Alameda makes overtures on Venue hosting for San Fran *Feature
By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, ,
10:00 AM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
The City of Alameda has made a late play for the Venue hosting for the 35th America's Cup, with the release of a letter from the Mayor, Marie Gilmore.
The letter appears to be an initiative from the City's America's Cup Committee, formed in the run-up to the 34th America's Cup to maximise benefits of that event for the City and Alameda district. ...
Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Race Week 2014 - Relishing a challenge
By Phuket Race Week, ,
3:08 AM Tue 29 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Sailors are known to relish a challenge, whether it be a round-the-world passage or a crossing in high seas, or in the case of Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek this year, getting in a series of racing with just three days of breeze. The Race Management did it. The sailors did it. And another great Raceweek was brought to a close. ...
Edgartown Race Weekend - BBBR and Round-the-Island Race winners named
By Barby MacGowan, ,
10:31 PM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
Buoy racing followed by a circumnavigation of Martha’s Vineyard made Edgartown Yacht Club’s three-day Edgartown Race Weekend (July 24-26) the just-right combination for dozens of teams competing. ...
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Antoine Albeau strikes back on day 4
By Chris Yates, ,
8:12 PM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
The wind returned with a vengeance on day four of the Fuerteventura PWA Grand Slam, hosted by René Egli, as winds of 25-35 knots howled across Sotavento to produce the most exhilarating racing of the year. ...
Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta - All set for test event
By ISAF, ,
4:51 PM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
The Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta 2014 is the first test event of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games and will take place from 2-9 August from the Marina da Gloria. With 324 athletes from 34 nations, racing in 215 boats, it is set to be the largest Olympic classes sailing competition ever held in Brazil. ...
ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 28 July 2014
By ISAF, ,
4:20 PM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
The ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 28 July 2014 have been released. World number two pair Ida Marie Nielsen and Marie Thusgaard Olsen (DEN) applied some pressure to world number one pair Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze (BRA) after they took European gold on their home waters. ...
29er World Championship - All set in Kingston
By Sail Canada, ,
3:11 PM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
The CORK facilities in Kingston, Ontario, Canada will play host to 102 teams representing 14 nations for the 2014 29er World Championship. Participants will include 10 ISAF Youth World teams fresh from Tavira, Portugal including gold medalists Brice Yriex and Loic Fischer-Guillou (FRA) and silver medalist crew Riley Gibbs (USA). ...
ORC World Championship - Third Course area opens for huge fleet
By ORC Media, ,
12:55 PM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
Organizers from Kieler Yacht-Club and the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) are pleased to announce that a third course area will be opened for competition when racing starts for the 2014 ORC World Championship on Monday, August 4th, and continues through Saturday, August 9th. ...
Anna Tunnicliffe On the Final two days of the Reebok CrossFit Games
By Anna Tunnicliffe, Carson, CA. ,
11:40 AM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
Anna Tunnicliffe: We finished up the 2014 CrossFit Games with the final 3 events. I gave it my all, made the final cut and finally finished 22nd overall. The 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist in the Laser Radial class describes the final two days of the competition. ...
Joachim Aschenbrenner takes gold at ISAF Youth Match Race Worlds 2014
By ISAF, ,
10:22 AM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
Everybody was nervous in the morning as they waited for the wind to fill in. The wind was too light to start racing the important final matches. Only after 1pm the postponement was lowered and the regatta was ready to continue. ...
Maxi Soh scores double wins in CMRC Summer Doubleheader
By Chicago Match Race Center, ,
9:55 AM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
A new day today brought wind and skies that looked more promising, starting out sunny with a perfect 8-10 knot breeze from the west-northwest. By Noon the wind had picked up to a consistent 20 knots with gusts pushing to over 30, forcing race managers to impose a no-spinnaker restriction for the day's remaining flights. ...
29er World Championship opening ceremonies in Confederation Park
By Marianne Davis, ,
8:52 AM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
The ceremonies will be held at confederation Basin Park in downtown Kingston (across from Town Hall) and begin at 1815. Kingston’s own world champion Town Crier will lead the parade of 200 athletes form 14 countries. Kingston’s Honorable Mayor Mark Gerretsen and the 29er World Council Vice President Blake Macdiarmid will welcome all participants. ...
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Action resumes on day 3
By Chris Yates, ,
2:57 AM Mon 28 Jul 2014 GMT
The wind returned on the third day of the Fuerteventura PWA Grand Slam, hosted by René Egli, as winds of 14-24 knots provided some of the best racing conditions of the year, allowing the third elimination to be completed. Pascal Toselli (Starboard / Point-7) struck again to claim his second bullet of the week, which sees the Frenchman rise to the top of the event rankings. ...
Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race Start 2014 VIDEO
By Dale Lorimer, Sydney ,
11:29 PM Sun 27 Jul 2014 GMT
The Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race start saw the fleet of 56 yachts slowly move out of Sydney Harbour under blue skies and a light north westerly breeze that dropped out totally as the boats reached the Heads. The fleet came to a complete standstill as many of the yachts drifted around under South Head lighthouse. ...
Laser Radial Men’s World Championship 2014- Final day
By Jeff Martin, ,
12:57 PM Sun 27 Jul 2014 GMT
After a clean start under a black flag Stelmaszyk held his nerve in the light 11 knot North East wind to lead the fleet round the first mark. He was caught on the downwind by Alexander Finian AUS and they rounded the opposite marks of the gate together just in front of Karolis Janulionis LTU and Rudawski. ...
2014 Pacific Cup - Scarlet Runner wins
By Vanessa Yates, Hawaii ,
9:10 AM Sun 27 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Pacific Cup - Since crossing the finish line at 02:05:18 HST on Saturday 19 July the crew of Scarlet Runner, have been cautiously celebrating their provisional race results. Although first place in their Latitude 38 division looked likely for Robert Date's Reichel/Pugh 52, it was still possible that pending strong winds could favour the 48 other competitors still to complete their journey ...
Gladwell's Line: America's Cup - Joint Statement is a curious note *Feature
By Richard Gladwell, ,
8:39 AM Sun 27 Jul 2014 GMT
The Joint Statement issued on Friday, by four European America's Cup teams, appears to indicate a change of stance in relations between the Defender and Challengers.
Most obvious absence was that of long-standing Challenger, Emirates Team New Zealand, otherwise all would have been sweetness and light. ...
ISAF Youth Match Racing World Champ - Top four battle it out for final
By NJK, ,
6:20 AM Sun 27 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Denmark, France, Australia and USA are fighting for a place in the ISAF Youth Match Race World Championship final. ...
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 6
By Patrik Pollak, ,
2:36 AM Sun 27 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Techno World Championships - Wind, the ultimate master, did not allow us to sail any more races. All had to return to beach and soon they have to travel back home. ...
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Wind teases competitors on day 2
By Chris Yates, ,
8:59 PM Sat 26 Jul 2014 GMT
Day two of the Fuerteventura PWA Grand Slam, hosted by René Egli, saw a pause in the action as the wind teased the competitors for much of the day. At 12pm it looked as though we would see another afternoon of racing, but unfortunately a thick layer of cloud soon disrupted the wind, despite the breeze threatening to return in the early evening, suitable conditions never quite materialised. ...
Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Action-packed day of racing
By WIM Series, ,
8:50 PM Sat 26 Jul 2014 GMT
An intense day of action packed racing at the Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan in Vannes, France, saw an exciting conclusion to the round robin. Despite tight racing in tough matches, all the quarter finals went through quickly with 2 – 0 scores, opening for the beginning of the semis. ...
Herreshoff Marine Museum announces successful fundraising campaign
By Graham Humphrey, ,
6:47 PM Sat 26 Jul 2014 GMT
Herreshoff Marine Museum is pleased to announce that it has successfully met the previously announced $100,000 Challenge offered by an anonymous donor. The campaign raised $172,000 for the Museum. A principal target was to engage new and re-engage former donor groups. ...
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - The most comprehensive victory yet
By James Boyd, ,
5:08 PM Sat 26 Jul 2014 GMT
Ireland's three boat team, comprising Anthony O'Leary's Ker 39 Antix, Marc Glimcher's Ker 40 Catapult and Michael Boyd and Niall Dowling's Grand Soleil 43 Quokka 8, today scored the most comprehensive victory in the 22 year history of the Commodores' Cup. ...
Anna Tunnicliffe holds fourth at mid-point of Reebok CrossFit Games
By Anna Tunnicliffe, Carson, CA. ,
12:50 PM Sat 26 Jul 2014 GMT
At the halfway point of the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games double sailing Olympian, Anna Tunnicliffe (USA)is holding onto 4th place overall ...
2014 29er North American Open Championship - Australians win
By Peter McIntosh, Kingston ,
8:08 AM Sat 26 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 29er North American Open Championship - As the World 29er series kicks off today in Kingston, Canada, there’s no flying under the radar for Kurt Hansen and Harry Morton, who just won the North American Open at the same venue. ...
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