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Smartphone App solves common race management issues in Port Hacking By John Weidemier, Oatley , 12:19 PM Wednesday Oct 2014 GMT
RMYC Port Hacking Sailing Division has been using 'Race Logger', an Android App to assist in management of the club’s offshore racing programs. The club has a proud tradition for timely production of race results with Vice Captain, John Barter generally uploading the race result to the club’s website before members have returned to the clubhouse. ...

LJ Hooker Lane Cove Upper Harbour Championship starts Saturday By Andrew Glassock, Longueville , 11:51 AM Wednesday Oct 2014 GMT
2014 -15 LJ Hooker Lane Cove Upper Harbour Championship - Will it be a boat from up north – Belmont or Avalon or from down south St George or Wollongong? Will it be a boat from a 'west of the bridge club' – Drummoyne, Hunters Hill or Lane Cove or one from an eastern club – Northbridge, Middle Harbour, Vaucluse or Manly? ...

J24 to represent Australia at next America's Cup? By Simon Grain, , 8:48 AM Wednesday Oct 2014 GMT
America’s Cup - Veteran yachting reporter Bert Stankler has been covering this explosive story. ‘When I first heard the story break that Australia would be competing for the Auld Mug in a J24 I was straight on the phone to Bob Oatley, he said the oversupply of wine worldwide has hit the bottom line of many wine producers, they needed to change their strategy. ...

34th Student Yachting World Cup La Rochelle 2014 - Fifth race day By SYWoC Press Office, , 7:34 AM Wednesday Oct 2014 GMT
Student Yachting World Cup - After those days of sun and light air, the weather was upside-down with a cloudy sky threatening us of heavy shower at any time and a strong wind fluctuating from 15 knots to 25 knots! Two windward-leeward races took place today as the wind became far too heavy in the early afternoon. The 13th race began this morning: a second start occurred under black flag. ...

Groupe Beneteau named sponsor of US Sailing Team and ISAF World Cup By US Sailing, , 4:13 AM Wednesday Oct 2014 GMT
Groupe Beneteau today announced its sponsorship of the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider and ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami. Groupe Beneteau, the parent company of Jeanneau and Beneteau sailing yachts and Lagoon catamarans, is the world’s leading yacht builder, and will now become a significant presence in high-performance sailing with its support of both the US national sailing team ...

2014 Argo Group Gold Cup - Match racers defy Gonzalo By WMRT, , 2:54 AM Wednesday Oct 2014 GMT
2014 Argo Group Gold Cup - Over the last few days there have been frantic phone calls between travel agents from competitors at the Argo Group Gold Cup, the sixth stage and the oldest event on the Alpari World Match Racing Tour. Over Friday night and into Saturday the Category Three Hurricane Gonzalo passed directly over Bermuda pummelling it with 100+ knot winds. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Big gains for two boats in Doldrums By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 9:29 PM Tuesday Oct 2014 GMT
Two boats have made big gains in the Doldrums, with the western-most competitors apparently not stopping and sailing though the convergence zone between northern and southern hemispheres, without dropping below 8kts. Team Brunel and Abh Dhabi Ocean Racing have both made big gains on the rest of the fleet - and the two easternmost boats - Team Vestas Wind and Mapfre, in particular. ...

Cold water boating hazards By BoatUS, , 9:10 PM Tuesday Oct 2014 GMT
Boating in cold weather can be exhilarating, but it also puts you at risk of falling into dangerously cold waters. Even boating in warm weather can be dangerous if the water is much colder than the air. ...

Argo Group Gold Cup - Qualifying Groups set By Talbot Wilson, , 8:59 PM Tuesday Oct 2014 GMT
In spite of Hurricane Gonzalo's thrashing of the Onion Patch last week, the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club and the people of Bermuda are ready to host the 2014 Argo Group Gold Cup, Stage 6 of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour (AWMRT). All 20 teams have arrived safely from their corners of the world and will practice for a day and race on Wednesday. ...

New Yachtsman’s Guide to Southampton Water By RYA, , 8:49 PM Tuesday Oct 2014 GMT
The Associated British Ports has produced a new Yachtsman’s Guide to Southampton Water. The information has been produced specifically for people who enjoy recreational activities afloat. The guide urges yachtsmen to keep in mind the number of large commercial ships servicing the Port of Southampton while the number of recreational craft afloat in local waters is increasing. ...

Renaissance Re Junior Gold Cup - Kids breeze past Hurricane Gonzalo By Laurie Fullerton, , 8:11 PM Tuesday Oct 2014 GMT
While the Renaissance Re Junior Gold Cup always offers opportunities for young people to have new experiences, coping with Hurricane Gonzalo offered the 14 competitors traveling from overseas to Bermuda a hurdle that strengthened their respect for this island nation. Many of the 14 competitors spent layover time in either hotels or airports and some are now guests in homes without electricity. ...

DSS to revolutionise IMOCA 60s, both new and old By Sailing Intelligence, , 7:11 PM Tuesday Oct 2014 GMT
Dynamic Stability Systems welcomes last week’s decision by IMOCA to place no further restrictions on its class rule. This permits both the six new IMOCA 60s currently under construction, as well as the existing fleet, to be fitted with the lateral lifting foils which DSS has spent the last decade pioneering. ...

Les Voiles de St Barth - Sixth edition set for Saint Barthélemy By Kirsten Ferguson, , 6:59 PM Tuesday Oct 2014 GMT
From April 13-18 2015, Saint Barthélemy will play host to the sixth edition of Les Voiles de St Barth. No fewer than 80 boats and 1,000 sailors are expected to compete at the event, which has been a not-to-be-missed competitive gathering since its creation back in 2010, and for very good reason. ...

Coast Guard Foundation to honor heroics and mission excellence By Jennifer Crowley Fyke, , 6:41 PM Tuesday Oct 2014 GMT
The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and welfare of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced today that its annual Tribute to the United States Coast Guard Seventh District will take place on November 13th at the Marriott Biscayne Bay in Miami, Florida. ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami: Groupe Beneteau sponsors US Sailing Team By Will Ricketson, , 6:33 PM Tuesday Oct 2014 GMT
Groupe Beneteau today announced its sponsorship of the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider and ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami. Groupe Beneteau is the world's leading yacht builder, and will now become a significant presence in high-performance sailing with its support of both the US national sailing team and North America's premier Olympic and Paralympic classes regatta. ...

Edmiston appoints new Chief Executive Jamie Edmiston By Paul Charles, , 6:24 PM Tuesday Oct 2014 GMT
After 18 years leading one of the world’s most influential yacht brokerage houses, Nicholas Edmiston, the founder, is to step back from the day-to-day management of the business. Jamie Edmiston will become Chief Executive with immediate effect, with Nicholas serving as Chairman. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - The bright side of the Doldrums By Jonno Turner, , 5:57 PM Tuesday Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. It’s the place where the northern and southern winds meet, where a sailing race can be won or lost in an instant. And with its complex and confusing conditions, lack of breeze, and stifling heat – it’s also a place that most sailors can’t wait to see the back of. But there is one good thing about the Doldrums. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Team Vestas Wind contemplates the tropics + Video By Team Vestas Wind, , 5:43 PM Tuesday Oct 2014 GMT
The Atlantic has proved to be a test for the VO65s in the Volvo Ocean Race and their teams as a battle of gybing down the west coast of Africa broke out, keeping all boats in a relatively tight-knit pack for much longer than expected. Having passed Morocco and the Canaries, we were drawn to the tricky-to-handle magnet of Cape Verde. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Luchando a la puerta de los Doldrums By Mapfre, , 5:29 PM Tuesday Oct 2014 GMT
El 'Mapfre' ya está en la zona de convergencia tropical, área próxima al Ecuador e impredecible meteorológicamente hablando. Michel Desjoyeaux advierte: 'Es un camino muy largo el que hay por delante antes de saber cómo sucederá todo, así que tenemos que manejarnos el viento que tenemos para ir lo más rápido que podamos. ...

Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica’s Anderson Reggio assesses the fleet By Amory Ross, Team Alvimedica, , 5:18 PM Tuesday Oct 2014 GMT
The first eight days of the Volvo Ocean Race have been filled with more excitement and tighter racing than anyone could have anticipated. Up until Saturday morning, Leg One has left the fleet with few tactical options and therefore has kept everyone tightly packed as one unit of seven boats. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Dull day, crazy night for Dongfeng Race Team By Dongfeng Race Team, , 5:06 PM Tuesday Oct 2014 GMT
It’s the dawn of a complicated day in the Volvo Ocean Race. Let’s face it: we’re not having a very good time on Dongfeng. We lost distance last night, and our leading position. The day got dull afterwards. Sailing straight ahead, with the spinnaker up, in light winds. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA ready for equator crossing By Corinna Halloran, , 4:51 PM Tuesday Oct 2014 GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, Day 10 onboard Team SCA. Two days, eight hours, thirty-four minutes, and ten seconds, nine seconds, eight, seven, six, five… over the last few days the clock has gotten louder and louder as it counts down to October 23rd at noon—the time when we cross the equator and the time when myself and six other sailors join the rest of our crew in King Neptune’s court. ...

Volvo Ocean Race - Tough challenge for Brunel's Pablo Arrarte Elorza By Team Brunel, , 4:41 PM Tuesday Oct 2014 GMT
For Pablo Arrarte Elorza, the Volvo Ocean Race is a tough challenge. Not as far as physical effort is concerned because this likeable Spaniard is a very strong guy. For Pablo, the race is mostly a culinary war of attrition because the food that the team has bought with it on the race does little to please his gourmet palate. ...

Wales to host 2015 Optimist European Championships By Karenza Morton, Pwllheli , 4:33 PM Tuesday Oct 2014 GMT
Wales, Great Britain will welcome the Olympic sailing stars of the future when it hosts the prestigious Optimist European Championship 2015 next July. Around 250 of the World’s top young sailors from over 45 countries will travel to Pwllheli in North Wales for what is always one of the most fiercely contested events on the international junior racing calendar. ...

RS:X Youth Worlds - Hard work on day 1 + Video By Jerome S., , 4:17 PM Tuesday Oct 2014 GMT
The 2014 RS:X Youth Worlds kicked off on October 20th in Clearwater, USA, and it was hard work from the start: in 5-6 kt of breeze, offshore to start the day and side-on to close it, pumping was in order for the 54 boys and 28 girls gathered here for the 2014 RS:X Youth World Windsurfing Championships. ...

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