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ISAF Youth Worlds - Record breaking regatta in Tavira + Video
By ISAF, ,
9:26 PM Sat 19 Jul 2014 GMT
The 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship has set new grounds for the regatta with Tavira, Portugal playing host to a record number of nations and sailors as the curtain was drawn on the event at the closing ceremony. Tavira's Town Hall square played host to the closing ceremony on 18 July and saw the achievements of all 367 sailors from 67 nations celebrated. ...
Melges 32 European Championship - Robertissima remains out front
By International Melges 32 Class Association, ,
9:19 PM Sat 19 Jul 2014 GMT
With just one more day of racing scheduled in Riva Del Garda at the 2014 Melges 32 European Championship, Roberto Tomasini Grinover's Robertissima remains in first place overall, extending his lead by two more points. ...
Farr 40 West Coast Championship - Italians take one-point lead
By Tink Chambers, Santa Barbara ,
9:07 PM Sat 19 Jul 2014 GMT
A clear indication of close, competitive yacht racing comes when there are large numbers of boats converging at the rounding marks. That happened in dramatic fashion during the first race of the third day at the Farr 40 West Coast Championship, being hosted by Santa Barbara Yacht Club. ...
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 3 images by Carlo Borlenghi
By Carlo Borlenghi Images, ,
6:24 PM Sat 19 Jul 2014 GMT
Carlo Borlenghi was on site in Riva del Garda at the Melges 32 European Championship to capture these images on day three. ...
New York Yacht Club Race Week - Marstrom 32 fleet off to anxious start
By Rod Harris, Newport, RI ,
5:43 PM Sat 19 Jul 2014 GMT
The abundant harvest of racers, during the summer, always fills Newport's Bay. This day it was no different. As the Marstrom 32 Newport Fleet got off to a most anxious start, the spirit of racing filled Newport's bay once again. Five boats in the M32 class. Thursday, July 17, the participants took advantage of the, good enough, race conditions to compete heartily. And boy they did. ...
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 3 images by Max Ranchi
By Max Ranchi Photography, ,
3:44 PM Sat 19 Jul 2014 GMT
Photographer Max Ranchi was on deck for day three of the Melges 32 European Championship to capture these images during races 7-9. ...
CYC Race to Mackinac - Cruising fleet sets sail in 106th edition
By Susan Kantor, ,
3:38 PM Sat 19 Jul 2014 GMT
The cruising division set sail for the 106th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac at 3 p.m. on July 18th. Event Chairman Matt Gallagher, who is sailing in cruising division on Endeavour, said 41 cruising boats began the race under light winds, clear skies and flat water. ...
Team Alvimedica getting a touchup
By Team Alvimedica, ,
3:25 PM Sat 19 Jul 2014 GMT
Team Alvimedica, still at sea, updates us about the touchup that New Zealander Ryan Houston has been requesting for some time now. It's his way of saying that he wants to get extreme, but there's a certain Kiwi calmness to it that makes it sound less sinister than the situations it can potentially define. ...
PWA Pozo World Cup - Plenty of drama on day 5
By Chris Yates, ,
1:50 PM Sat 19 Jul 2014 GMT
Pozo sprung to life on day five of the PWA Gran Canaria Wind and Waves Festival with more drama packed into today than the opening four days of the event. Today saw injuries, upsets, close calls and kit breakages as the sailors were finally given the opportunity to show exactly what they are capable of on the water. ...
ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship - Day 5 Videos
By ISAF, ,
12:24 PM Sat 19 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship - Racing at the 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship in Tavira, Portugal came to a thrilling conclusion as the medals across the eight events were decided. ...
NYYC Race Week - High performance classes put on shoreside show
By Barby MacGowan, ,
10:58 AM Sat 19 Jul 2014 GMT
When a building southwesterly, starting at five knots and maxing out at 12, funneled into Narragansett Bay this afternoon, the waterfront view from Jamestown and Newport (south of Newport’s Pell Bridge) resembled that of a race track at NYYC Race Week. ...
2014 Pacific Cup - 'Invisible Hand' the first boat to finish
By Pacific Cup, ,
8:53 AM Sat 19 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 Pacific Cup - Frank Slootman’s R/P 63 Mini Maxi Invisible Hand (formerly Limit) is the first boat to finish in the 2014 Pacific Cup with an unofficial finish time of 12:44:11 PDT. ...
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - B.C.'s Eric Holden skippers wins
By CBC, ,
7:00 AM Sat 19 Jul 2014 GMT
2013 - 14 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Thousands lined the banks of the River Thames near Tower Bridge to welcome a parade of a dozen 70-foot yachts and 270 crew members back from a round-the-world race — and a B.C. sailor commanded the yacht that led the pack. ...
America's Cup: Updates on Team Australia withdraw
By America's Cup, ,
6:33 AM Sat 19 Jul 2014 GMT
The America’s Cup organizers have received notification from the principals of Hamilton Island Yacht Club of their intention to withdraw Team Australia from the 35th America’s Cup. ...
J/70 North American titles - Brian Keane moves to top of leaderboard
By Julie and Christopher Howell, ,
6:19 AM Sat 19 Jul 2014 GMT
2014 J/70 North American Championship - Five races are now in the books, and the J/70 North American Championship has a new leader. Brian Keane continued to post consistent scores, and with nothing lower than a sixth (five, six, two, four, five) has moved solidly into first place with 22 points. ...
2016-2017 America's Cup - Team Australia withdraws
By Rob Mundle, ,
5:49 AM Sat 19 Jul 2014 GMT
2016-2017 America's Cup - The Hamilton Island Yacht Club became the Challenger of Record for the 35th America’s Cup upon the completion of the 34th America’s Cup in San Francisco in 2013. ...
VX One North American Championship - Chris Alexander takes charge
By Julie and Christopher Howell, ,
5:10 AM Sat 19 Jul 2014 GMT
Chris Alexander’s Isabelita notched a one, two, two, four, two in Friday’s five races at the VX One North American Championship to take a commanding advantage into the final day of competition. Hosted by Newport Yacht Club in Newport, Rhode Island, Alexander has totaled 19 points with a line of two, (five), four, two, one, two, two, four, two. ...
America's Cup: Team NZ disappointed, but on track after Australians go
By Warren Douglas, ,
1:56 AM Sat 19 Jul 2014 GMT
Emirates Team New Zealand says the Australian Challenger’s withdrawal from the 35th America’s Cup is another demonstration of how tough the game is.
When announcing this today, the Hamilton Island Yacht Club said: 'The Challenge was initiated with a view to negotiating a format for the 35th America’s Cup that was affordable and put the emphasis back on sailing skills. ...
America's Cup: Hamilton Island decides not to proceed with Challenge.
By Sophie Baker, Hamilton Island ,
1:46 AM Sat 19 Jul 2014 GMT
Official statement issued by Hamilton Island Yacht Club, which has decided not proceed with its Challenge.
The Hamilton Island Yacht Club became the Challenger of Record for the 35th America’s Cup upon the completion of the 34th America’s Cup in San Francisco in 2013. ...
America's Cup: Challenger of Record withdraws from Regatta
By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, ,
10:20 PM Fri 18 Jul 2014 GMT
Although no public announcement has been made, several sources spoken to by Sail-World have confirmed that Hamilton Island Yacht Club have with drawn from the 35th America's Cup and relinquished their position as Challenger of Record. ...
WWA Wakeboard National Championships head to Waco
By World Wakeboard Association, ,
9:34 PM Fri 18 Jul 2014 GMT
Celebrating its 25th year as one of the country’s most prestigious action sports competitions, the Nautique WWA Wakeboard National Championships presented by Rockstar will be held in Waco, TX. for the first time in the event’s illustrious history. ...
Farr 40 West Coast Championship - Day 2
By Tink Chambers, Santa Barbara ,
9:23 PM Fri 18 Jul 2014 GMT
Santa Barbara delivered Chamber of Commerce conditions for the second day of the Farr 40 West Coast Championship – bright sunshine, clear skies, 75 degree temperatures and solid winds. ...
RP52 Scarlet Runner sails in San Francisco
By Sail-World.com, ,
9:07 PM Fri 18 Jul 2014 GMT
Check out these images of the RP52 Scarlet Runner sailing in San Francisco. ...
2014 Governor's Cup - Nevin Snow and team on form
By Nancy Mellon, Corona del Mar, CA ,
8:53 PM Fri 18 Jul 2014 GMT
After the first six flights of the Quarter Final Round Robin at the Governor’s Cup, with the top eight teams, San Diego Yacht Club’s Nevin Snow and his team have won five of their matches, Nevin lost only to Royal Freshwater Bay’s Sam Gilmour. Nevin knows how to win since he was the 2011 Gov Cup winner. ...
ISAF Youth Worlds - Americans claim silver medals in Tavira
By Will Ricketson, ,
8:20 PM Fri 18 Jul 2014 GMT
Friday marked the last day of racing in Tavira, Portugal at the 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship, and American sailors capped a successful week by winning silver medals in the Laser Radial and 29er classes. In addition, US athletes finished fourth in the SL16 multihull, and 10th in the RS:X windsurfer. ...