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18ft Skiffs: Club Championship, Cordukes Clubhouse Trophy - Race three By Frank Quealey, , 9:05 AM Sunday Nov 2014 GMT
Usual skipper Seve Jarvin and for’ard hand Sam Newton were joined in the team by James Wierzbowski for today’s race and led from shortly after the to defeat defending champion Thurlow Fisher Lawyers (Michael Coxon, Dave O’Connor, Dave Ewings) by 38s. Coopers 62-Rag and Famish Hotel (Jack Macartney, Mark Kennedy, Peter Harris) was a further 21s back in third place. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: On board with Abu Dhabi - torn sail and where to go? By Matt Knighton, OBR, Abu Dhabi OR, , 8:24 AM Sunday Nov 2014 GMT
Overall race leader, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ian Walker) has had an eventful few days since the start in Cape Town on Wednesday. Their goal is to be first home in their home port of Abu Dhabi - six other boats willing. ...

Route du Rhum - Sir Robin Knox-Johnston ‘ecstatic’ with third place By Marina Thomas, , 4:46 AM Sunday Nov 2014 GMT
2014 Route du Rhum - British adventurer and Clipper Race Founder Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, 75, has finished solo Transatlantic race the Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe in third place in the Rhum class. ...

Rolex Sydney Hobart flavour to Morna Cup By Peter Campbell, , 4:09 AM Sunday Nov 2014 GMT
The Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron’s historic Morna Cup had a distinct Rolex Sydney Hobart Race flavour about it yesterday, with Cup winner Ron Forster’s Ariel an entrant in the blue water classic and runner-up Minerva skippered by the Chairman of the Race Committee, Tim Cox. ...

2014 Route du Rhum - Sir Robin finished third! By Route du Rhum, , 3:42 AM Sunday Nov 2014 GMT
2014 Route du Rhum - Hours from the finish line, when he was locked in a tense final battle with Italian course record holder for his class Andrea Mura, doing all he could to steal second, Britain's Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, 75, pronounced that he would be simply 'ecstatic' if he were to finish third in the Rhum Class of La Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe ...

Volvo Ocean Race: A man's got to do what a man's got to do By Brian Carlin, Team Vestas Wind, , 9:14 PM Saturday Nov 2014 GMT
Brian Carlin, On Board Reporter for Team Vestas Wind reports on the delights of using the 'bathroom' while clocking along at 20kts plus in the Southern Ocean. ...

Clear the Decks! By Paul Shard, Bahamas , 7:33 PM Saturday Nov 2014 GMT
Twenty-five years ago when Sheryl and I were building and outfitting our first boat, 'Two-Step', a Classic 37, we tried to imagine sailing her in a storm. We did a lot of research about storm tactics and as a result we designed the deck layout so we could handle most tasks from the cockpit and bought heavy weather sails. ...

RC44 Championship Tour - A great sailing day on the Gulf of Oman By RC44 Class Association, , 6:06 PM Saturday Nov 2014 GMT
At the RC44 Oman Cup the 10 competing teams enjoyed a great sailing day on the Gulf of Oman for the penultimate day of the 2014 Championship Tour. Racing started in a seven-knot north-westerly breeze which built steadily throughout the day. ...

Sail-World Team holds first Continental Conference at METS By Brendan Maxwell, , 6:04 PM Saturday Nov 2014 GMT
The world’s largest sailing media group, Sail-World.com, held its first continental group meeting at the Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) this week. METS is the world’s largest B2B Marine show and this year it had a record 1358 exhibitors and more than 21,000 Marine industry representatives. ...

Andrea Mura deuxième Classe Rhum en Guadeloupe By Rivacom, , 6:00 PM Saturday Nov 2014 GMT
Ce 22 novembre à 16 heures 19 minutes et 36 secondes, le navigateur italien Mura a franchi la ligne d’arrivée à Pointe-à-Pitre de la dixième Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe. Le skipper de Vento di Sardegna a mis 20 jours 02 heures 19 minutes et 36 secondes pour boucler le parcours de 3 542 milles à la vitesse moyenne de 7,34 nœuds ...

Sail Nova Scotia holds annual awards to recognize best sailors By Sail Nova Scotia, , 5:52 PM Saturday Nov 2014 GMT
Before a packed house Sail Nova Scotia held its annual award ceremonies Friday night (November 21) at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic to recognize the best sailors in the province in 2014. ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Open Formula Kiteboarding event preview By ISAF, , 5:32 PM Saturday Nov 2014 GMT
At the ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 2013 World Champion Florian Gruber is expecting the Open Formula Kiteboarding event to be the, 'strongest fleet this year.' ...

2014 Harken Int'l Youth MR Regatta - ANZAC test between four finalists By Stephen Collopy, Newport , 1:09 PM Saturday Nov 2014 GMT
2014 Harken International Youth MR Regatta - The last flight of the round robin was completed this morning with a surprise upset by Emma May (CYCA) defeating the event leader George Anyon (RNZYS) in light and shifty conditions. Also Harry Price (CYCA) completed his round robin defeating Sam McKay (RPNYC) which has pushed Harry up to equal first position with the teams from New Zealand. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Fleet heads into the Southern Ocean + Videos By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 12:07 PM Saturday Nov 2014 GMT
At the latest report, Volvo Ocean Race Control, reported Dongfeng Race Team as being the leader in the second leg to Abu Dhabi. Winds were reported to be 18-25kts, with Team Vestas Wind and Team SCA recording the highest boatspeed of 20kts. ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Set to be an 'experience of a lifetime' By ISAF, , 9:46 AM Saturday Nov 2014 GMT
2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Abu Dhabi - The ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates is set to be an 'experience of a lifetime' according to American Women's 470 sailor Briana Provancha. ...

America's Cup: Source named in Bermuda venue leak By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 9:32 AM Saturday Nov 2014 GMT
San Diego sports journalist, Matt Calkins, has named one of the sources of comment that the 35th America's Cup will be held in the British Oversea Territory of Bermuda. Writing in the San Diego Union Tribune, Calkins claimed that San Diego Tourism Authority CEO, Joe Terzi, had told the U-T. ...

2014 Route du Rhum - Hignard breaks mast By Route du Rhum, , 8:15 AM Saturday Nov 2014 GMT
2014 Route du Rhum - This Friday, November 21, Paul Hignard contacted the Race Director of the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe to inform them that his Class 40 Bruneau has suffered a broken mast. ...

2014 RC44 Oman Cup - Challenging day + Videos By Jessica Gray, , 6:43 AM Saturday Nov 2014 GMT
2014 RC44 Oman Cup - Consistency was hard to come by and no team managed to stay in the top half of the fleet in all three races. Chris Bake’s Team Aqua (GBR) was the most consistent team of the day picking up 11-points, Nika and Charisma both added 12-points to their overall score. ...

New Boat Award to help Bromsgrove lad David Sail for Gold By RYA, , 6:19 AM Saturday Nov 2014 GMT
An aspiring young Bromsgrove sailor declared he wants to follow in the footsteps of his hero Sir Ben Ainslie after being awarded his own boat - donated by the John Merricks Sailing Trust, the official charity partner of RYA OnBoard – as part of a national scheme helping talented youngsters progress in the sport. ...

Gary Smith inducted into Tasmanian Sporting Hall of Fame By Peter Campbell, , 5:33 AM Saturday Nov 2014 GMT
Former World champion Fireball sailor and Olympic Flying Dutchman skipper Gary Smith, a member of the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania, has been inducted into the Tasmanian Sporting Hall of Fame. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: A bumpy, hard driving ride in the Southern Ocean By Jonno Turner, , 4:54 AM Saturday Nov 2014 GMT
Team Vestas Wind’s Rob Salthouse perches perilously on the edge of his bunk, eyes fixed on a well-earned freeze-dried feast, steam snaking up towards his nostrils. ...

2015 Chicago Boat, RV and Strictly Sail Show - Promote your class By US Sailing, , 4:29 AM Saturday Nov 2014 GMT
2015 Chicago Boat, RV and Strictly Sail Show - US Sailing and the National Marine Manufacture Association have partnered to enable one-design dinghy classes to promote their class associations and one-design sailing in general at the Chicago Boat, RV and Strictly Sail Show. ...

EPA punts on renewable fuel standard By BoatUS, , 10:52 PM Friday Nov 2014 GMT
Ensuring a safe fuel supply for America’s 12 million registered boat owners may have to wait, said Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that the agency will further delay the final rule on how much ethanol refiners must blend into the nation’s gasoline supply under the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). ...

World Blind Match Racing Championships - Canadians capture bronze By Sail Canada, , 9:43 PM Friday Nov 2014 GMT
Brian Arthur (jib), David Brown (helm), and Grant Robinson (main) bring home bronze from the 2014 IFDS World Blind Match Racing Championships held in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, on Lake Michigan. Great Britain, Australia, Italy, Canada and the United States participated in the recent week-long regatta using the format proposed for the 2016 Paralympics. ...

Yates Cup: US supermaxi Rio100 wins first offshore race By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 9:01 PM Friday Nov 2014 GMT
The supermaxi Bakewell-White design, Rio100 (Manouch Moshayedi, USA) has won her first race, sailing in the Yates Cup. She finished at 7.30am on Saturday morning, followed by the Botin 80 Beau Geste 14 minutes later with the Volvo 70 Giacomo 67minutes later. ...

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