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Extreme Sailing Series: Team NZ share lead after Day 1 in Istanbul By Emirates Team NZ, , 9:28 PM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
Consistency. That’s what Dean Barker wanted on the first day of racing of the Extreme Sailing Series’ Istanbul round. That’s what he got. As he said after practice yesterday, 'consistency will be rewarded'; Emirates Team New Zealand finished the first day at the top of the leader board with 46 points, equal with defending series champion, the Wave, Muscat. ...

ISAF Sailing World Championships - Thousands attend Santander opening By ISAF, , 8:33 PM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
An estimated 30,000 people enjoyed the Opening Ceremony at the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships as ISAF President Carlo Croce officially declared the event open. The Santander 2014 ISAF Worlds features more than 1,250 sailors from 83 countries and they proudly carried their national flags through Parque de la Llama, venue of the opening ceremony. ...

Rolex Swan Cup - Day 2 images by Carlo Borlenghi By, , 8:10 PM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
Photographer Carlo Borlenghi was on site for day two of the Rolex Swan Cup to capture these images. ...

GC32: Great Cup: Day 1, Foils, flying and an unstoppable Flavio By GC32 Media, , 8:03 PM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
Star of the day was Flavio Marazzi and his ARMIN STROM Sailing Team. The team of the Swiss former Olympic Star sailor won both this morning’s practice races and this afternoon followed this up with victory in the first two scoring races of Marseille One Design. ...

Rolex Swan Cup - Classic day of racing on the Costa Smeralda By KPMS, , 7:17 PM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
If ever there was a classic day for racing on the Costa Smeralda, today was it at the Rolex Swan Cup. The race committee at the YCCS was confident in the forecast of strong winds from the west, and informed the 93 boats that they would be competing on an Island Long Race that would take them through the legendary Bomb Alley and between the starkly beautiful islands of Caprera and La Maddalena. ...

Extreme Sailing Series - Pushed to the limit and dismasted on Day 1 By Extreme Sailing Series, , 6:32 PM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
In an unprecedented first day at the Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 6 in Istanbul, the public and national media witnessed some extraordinary adrenaline fueled racing, with every team pushing hard – and at times too hard, with two boats dismasting; first Groupama sailing team and then Alinghi. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - A profile of Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing By Agathe Armand, , 3:14 PM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
Don’t let Volvo Ocean Race crew Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing’s serious, weathered look mislead you. Forget the branded clothes, and the impeccable team base. Ian Walker and his men are more than just a group of professionals – they are old teammates. ...

J/70 World Championship - Day 2 images by Chris Howell By, , 1:39 PM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
Chris Howell was on the water at the J/70 World Championship to capture these images on day two of competition. ...

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Lego Zero crisis scenarios loom By Volvo Ocean Race, , 12:35 PM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
Seven Volvo Ocean Race boats set off together for the two-day Leg Zero on Friday knowing that a series of 'crises' loom for all of them – and they have all been planned by the organisers. The fleet will be sailing to Majorca and back from Race headquarters in Alicante and failure to complete the trip will mean they will have to return to do it again or at least complete any unfinished mileage. ...

America's Cup: Bob Fisher on the state of the Cup By Bob Fisher, , 12:34 PM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
The much-vaunted America’s Cup Press Conference in London was anti-climatic in every respect. There was nothing new to announce except to introduce the new Commercial Commissioner to the assembled company that had arrived from far and wide. All were agreed that it was a waste of time and money. ...

Interview with West Coast International Canoe pioneer Del Olsen: Video By Erik Simonson, , 12:11 PM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
Interview with Del Olsen of the Richmond Yacht Club about his initial interest in the International Canoe, the working bits of the boat and his quest to make every sailor a Canoe sailor. ...

2015 RC44 Championship Tour announced By RC44 Class Association, , 10:24 AM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
A total of five venues next year will see the Class start in its first new location – Valletta, Malta in March ahead of touring some of the finest sailing venues in Europe. This includes a debut for Porto Cervo, Italy as well as old favorites Marstrand, Sweden and Cascais, Portugal before heading back to the Caribbean to finish the season in the winter sun at the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda. ...

Extreme Sailing Series: Precious practice time put to good use By Warren Douglas, Emirates Team NZ, , 10:12 AM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
It’s practice day for the Extreme Sailing Series Istanbul regatta and Emirates Team New Zealand is out to make the most of every precious minute on the water that’s allowed under the rules. The Extreme 40 crew for the sixth round of the series – Dean Barker, Glenn Ashby, James Dagg, Jeremy Lomas and Edwin Delaat – are keen to convert findings from the Cardiff debrief into performance on the rac ...

J/70 World Championship: Day 2 - Completion of qualifying series By Jan Harley, , 7:48 AM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
With 86 boats racing, the fleet had been divided into four color-coded groups for the first two days of competition. Each group sailed two races today, which, when added to the three races sailed on the opening day, allows each team to count the best four out of five to determine whether they will sail in either the gold or silver fleet starting tomorrow. ...

2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Pushing at the gates By Barby MacGowan, , 3:45 AM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - From the second-floor 'race deck' at St. Francis Yacht Club, there is a commanding view of the Golden Gate Bridge to the west and Alcatraz Island to the east, but the iconic landmarks never look as grandly linked as when boats competing at the annual Rolex Big Boat Series are streaking by on San Francisco Bay. ...

2014 Snipe Western Hemisphere and Orient Championship - Day 3 By SDYC, , 3:00 AM Thu 11 Sep 2014 GMT
Snipe Western Hemisphere and Orient Champ - The Puerto Rican duo of Raul Rios and Fernando Monllor kept a tight hold on their position as the leaders of the Snipe WH&O Championship on the third day of racing. Not only has the pair proven that they are fast, but they have also shown that they are consistent. Competitors became eligible to drop their worst race of the regatta after Race five today. ...

Gladwell's Line: London stalling *Feature 9:41 PM Wed 10 Sep 2014 GMT
The America's Cup again dominates the news. Not for what it is doing. But for what it is not. The Media Conference held in London was an external disaster - with the video feed not running for 30 of the 45 minutes. Those sitting in the historic halls of St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, were probably none the wiser. ...

ISAF Sailing World Championships, Santander - U.S. sailors to compete By Will Ricketson, , 7:17 PM Wed 10 Sep 2014 GMT
The best talent in the sailing world has gathered in Santander, Spain for the most significant regatta in advance of the 2016 Olympic Games. Combining the peak events for all ten Olympic sailing disciplines into one regatta, the ISAF Sailing World Championships in Santander is a flagship event for the sport, and one that only occurs once every four years. ...

IC Worlds - Mikey Jan Radziejowski leads world class pool + Video By Erik Simonson, , 6:58 PM Wed 10 Sep 2014 GMT
Richmond Yacht Club junior sailing program graduate, Mikey Jan Radziejowski leads a world class pool of top International Canoe sailors midway through the IC Worlds currently running ath the Richmond Yacht Club on San Francisco Bay. ...

SB20 World Championship - Russians claim early lead By Evgeny Golantsev (As Amended by ISAF), , 5:09 PM Wed 10 Sep 2014 GMT
The first racing day at the SB20 World Championship in St. Petersburg, Russia was long and brought interesting and unexpected results. Russia's Evgeny Neugodnikov and his crew of Sergey Musikhin and Pavel Kuznetsov had an exceptional day finishing in the top four in all four of the days races. ...

J/70 World Championship - Joel Ronning owns opening day By J/70 Worlds, , 4:50 PM Wed 10 Sep 2014 GMT
It may have been mostly cloudy for the opening day of the 2014 J/70 World Championship presented by Helly Hansen, but one standout bright spot was the performance of Joel Ronning of Minneapolis, Minn. ...

Rolex Swan Cup - Racing cancelled on day 2 By YCCS, , 4:33 PM Wed 10 Sep 2014 GMT
Light airs that characterized day one of the Rolex Swan Cup and Swan 45 Worlds faded away almost completely this morning, leaving the Race Committee no choice but to cancel racing for the day. After raising the AP flag ashore, and based on reports of fading breeze from support boats positioned around the regatta course, PRO Peter Craig announced at midday that no racing would take place today. ...

Argo Group Gold Cup - AC34 Commentator Tucker Thompson Bermuda bound By Talbot Wilson, , 4:11 PM Wed 10 Sep 2014 GMT
America’s Cup TV commentator Tucker Thompson will be in Bermuda this October to provide color commentary for the 2014 Argo Group Gold Cup. Sailing for the 64th match for the King Edward VII Gold Cup Trophy will begin on October 21 in Hamilton Harbor. Thompson will join Scott Dickson on on Friday to cover the Quarter Finals, Semi Finals and conclude with the Finals on Sunday October 26. ...

Barclays 52 Super Series - Gaastra Pro to enter the final event By 52 Super Series, , 3:39 PM Wed 10 Sep 2014 GMT
Gaastra Pro, one of the 52 Super Series most passionate long standing supporters and suppliers, will enter the final event of the 2014 Barclays 52 Super Series, the Zenith Royal Cup Marina Ibiza in their own right with a chartered 52 which will be skippered by Gaastra Pro’s director Marc Blees. ...

Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image reveals international jury By Bernard Schopfer, , 3:00 PM Wed 10 Sep 2014 GMT
Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image announces a world class lineup of personalities for its international jury 2014. Carlo Croce, Ken Read, Karin Bäcklund, Antonio Palma (Managing Partner and CEO of Mirabaud, SUI) and Abner Kingman (Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award winner 2013, USA), will be selecting the world’s best yacht racing photograph of the year. ...

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