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Sailing through STEM Night at California YC By Jake Fish, , 10:16 PM Wed 23 Jul 2014 GMT
US Sailing has partnered with the United Sates Optimist Dinghy Association (USODA) and the California Yacht Club (CYC) in Marina del Rey to create new pathways for our youth sailors in STEM (Science, Technology, Education, Math) education. The CYC is hosting the 2014 USODA National Championships for youth sailors aged 10 to 15 from all over the country on July 19-27. ...
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Six Metre European Championship - High temps and little wind on day 3 By Fiona Brown, , 8:44 PM Wed 23 Jul 2014 GMT
The forcast for the third day of the Six Metre European Championship was for strong sun, high temperates and little or no wind, and unfortunately it was not wrong! Despite everyone's best efforts no racing was possible for the second day running. ...
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Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Light wind opener in Vannes By WIM Series, , 8:28 PM Wed 23 Jul 2014 GMT
The Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan, the second stage of the 2014 Women’s International Match Racing Series, started Wednesday with a practise session followed by the official opening ceremony in Vannes. ...
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International Moth Worlds: Rashley ahead as Aussies close in By Mark Jardine / YachtsandYachting.com, , 7:40 PM Wed 23 Jul 2014 GMT
The Moth Worlds fleet woke up to a glorious day at Hayling Island. The wind was blowing a steady 15 knots, the sun was shining and it was 23 degrees by 10am - perfect sailing conditions. The Gold fleet went out into Hayling Bay, while the Silver fleet headed off East to Bracklesham Bay. ...
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ISAF Youth Match Racing Worlds - American unbeatable on day 1 By ISAF, , 5:37 PM Wed 23 Jul 2014 GMT
America's Nevin Snow was unbeatable on the opening day of the ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship in Helsinki, Finland as he stormed to five victories. The day started sunny with some light breeze present. The Race Committee was able to complete the first two flights before the forecasted wind direction change took place. ...
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RS Feva World Championships - All set at Yacht Club de Carnac By Pip Baily, , 4:38 PM Wed 23 Jul 2014 GMT
There is less than a week to go until the 2014 Allen RS Feva World Championships held at Yacht Club de Carnac, France. 184 boats - 368 sailors and numerous parents, siblings and supporters from all corners of Europe, North America, Argentina, Russia and Hong Kong are preparing to travel to the beautiful French location for this year’s event. ...
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ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards - Nominations now open By ISAF, , 4:08 PM Wed 23 Jul 2014 GMT
Nominations are invited for the 2014 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards, the most prestigious award of recognition in the sport of sailing. Since the first Awards presentation in 1994, the nominees and winners have always included the highest achievers from all disciplines of the sport. ...
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BIC Techno 293 Worlds - Steady winds on day 2 + Video By Techno 293, , 4:01 AM Wed 23 Jul 2014 GMT
The wind blew more steadily for the second day of the Techno 293 World Championships in Brest allowing three races for the 400 windsurfers. 2014 European Champion, Tom Monnet, representing France at the forthcoming Youth Olympic Games, is top of the youth u17 leaderboard with two firsts and a second in the blue group today. ...
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29er North American Open Championship - Qualifying series wraps up By Marianne Davis, , 3:04 AM Wed 23 Jul 2014 GMT
The second day of the 29er North American Open brought another day of sun and a six knot breeze. Both the yellow and blue fleets completed another three races to wrap up the qualifying series. Marte and Carla Munto from Spain is leading the fleet ahead of Australias Kurt Hansen and Harry Morton. Top Canadian boat Ryan Wood and Andrew Wood from West Vancouver is third. ...
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Opening ceremony O'pen Bic World Cup, Travemunde Week, Germany By Simon Dubbin, Travemunde , 10:27 PM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
The event is part of the famous 'Travemunde Regatta Week' which is in its 125th year. Australia and New Zealand are represented with six competitors amongst a fleet of more than 130 from 11 nations. ...
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Six Metre Europeans - Wind fails to make an appearance on day 2 By Fiona Brown, , 9:24 PM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Sadly the wind failed to make an appearance on day two of the Six Metre European Championship in Falmouth and the twenty-seven strong fleet experienced a frustrating day of waiting in vain. Initially the Race Committee held the fleet ashore for a three-hour postponement, but by early afternoon there were signs of a sea breeze so the boats set off for the race area. ...
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Edgartown Race Weekend - Let the sailing (and good times) begin By Barby MacGowan, , 8:39 PM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
It’s time again for Edgartown Yacht Club to host its annual Edgartown Race Weekend on Martha’s Vineyard. The event, for IRC, PHRF (racing spinnaker, cruising non-spinnaker) and Double-Handed sailboats, takes place this Thursday through Saturday (July 24-26), and by the looks of the entry list and schedule there will be no shortage of talent participating or fun to be had. ...
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ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Action commences July 23 By ISAF, , 6:50 PM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Two practice days are behind the competitors and racing at the 2014 ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship is set to commence on Wednesday 23 July. Both Monday and Tuesday have been quite ideal conditions, having had nice moderate wind and sun. Only on Tuesday afternoon the wind got lighter. ...
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International Moth Worlds - Mothballed on day 4 + Video By Mark Jardine / YachtsandYachting.com, , 4:45 PM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Tuesday was originally scheduled as a lay-day at the Moth worlds and, in the end, that's exactly what happened, via a series of postponements. Racing was originally scheduled to start at 10am, then midday, then 1pm and finally 4pm. The abandonment flag was finally raised at 15:40 as only five knots was being registered in the bay from a wide range of directions. ...
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Spirits high as Team Alvimedica completes Transatlantic crossing By Stefano Blin, , 2:19 PM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Skipper Charlie Enright believes valuable lessons have been learned after Team Alvimedica successfully completed a second Transatlantic crossing as part of their preparations for the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race. The US/Turkey entry arrived in the southern England port of Southampton on Saturday (July 19), nine days after leaving Rhode Island. ...
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Gladwell's Line: A change of direction needed in the America's Cup *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 8:16 AM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Last weekend's withdrawal of the Challenger of Record from the 35th America's Cup was a delicate piece of timing. If matters play out as expected then the Italian Challenger Luna Rossa is expected to be installed as the new Challenger of Record in early August. ...
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29er North American Championship - Day 1 in Kingston By Cork, , 7:19 AM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Today was the first day of for the 29er North American Open Championship, with 138 competitors from 10 countries competing for the titles of North American, United States and Canadian Champions. ...
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Red Bull 49erFX: First look at the Olympic sailing venue at Rio By Molly Meech and Alex Maloney, , 4:16 AM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Red Bull 49erFX team of Molly Meech and Alex Maloney report on their second tour in Europe reflecting on the Europeans and looking at the new Olympic venue in Rio. We have mixed emotions about our time in Helsinki. A week on from the 2014 Europeans the dust has settled, and we are able to see our strengths and weaknesses more clearly - our performance over the competition had its highs and lows ...
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Fuerteventura Kiteboarding Grand Slam - Classic conditions on day 3 By PKRA, , 3:22 AM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Day three of the 2014 Fuerteventura Kiteboarding Grand Slam brought on conditions that were nothing short of classic for the this much-loved tour stop. Starting off the day early, the first round competitors utilized 10-11m kites, later downsizing as the winds built throughout the day. ...
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NYYC Race Week Part II images by Rolex/Daniel Forster By Kirsten Ferguson, , 3:01 AM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Photographer Rolex/Daniel Forster was on water at NYYC Race Week Part II to captures these images. ...
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Drowning or electric shock? What you need to know to help save a life By D. Scott Croft, , 2:34 AM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Cruising sailors spend a lot of time in marina's, often a little variable in quality. Here is some information most of us have probably never thought about. While standing at the end of the boat dock, you see a person struggling in the water. Do you recognize that the person is drowning, or is something else going on? And what should you do? ...
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BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 1 By Patrik Pollak, , 2:15 AM Tue 22 Jul 2014 GMT
Difficult wind conditions allowed race committee to use almost all flags they have. Postponements, abandonments, recalls, black flags and more … ...
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Six Metre European Championship - Blazing sunshine on opening day By Fiona Brown, , 9:34 PM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
The opening day of the Six Metre European Championship 2014 hosted by the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club, Falmouth, opened with blazing sunshine, but not a breath of wind. The fleet went afloat on time for the planned 10.30 start, but it wasn't until almost 4 o'clock that the wind finally established itself sufficiently to get the first of two short but very enjoyable races underway. ...
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National Sailing Hall of Fame to present Lifetime Achievement Award By Jan Harley, , 8:07 PM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
The Board of Directors of the National Sailing Hall of Fame (NSHOF) today announced that it will annually present a new Lifetime Achievement Award starting in 2014. Since 2011 the NSHOF has recognized American sailors, 45 years of age and older, for their impact on the growth and development of the sport in a variety of categories. ...
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International Moth Worlds: Greenhalgh and Rashley tied at the top By Mark Jardine, YachtsandYachting.com, , 4:50 PM Mon 21 Jul 2014 GMT
International Moth World Championships – It's more like Costa del Hayling at the moment - sweltering heat and little wind make it great for sunbathers and ice cream vans, but less so for the Moth fleet. The race committee made the most of the breeze that did come in and managed to get two races in for Yellow fleet and one for Blue fleet, bringing the Qualifying Series to a close after five races. ...
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