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2014 Detroit Cup - Sam Gilmour leads By Dobbs Davis, Detroit, Michigan , 10:02 AM Friday 22 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
2014 Detroit Cup - In the first of four days of match race sailing at the 2014 Detroit Cup, Australia’s Sam Gilmour and his Neptune Racing Team from Australia have taken the early lead. Gilmour leads a field of twelve teams from six countries racing here through Sunday in this ISAF Grade Two event in this second stop of the USA Grand Slam match racing series. ... [more]

Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games - Opening series concludes By ISAF, , 9:58 AM Friday 22 Aug 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
Despite no racing on Friday 22 August the Opening Series at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games has now concluded and all eyes will be on the final stage of the event on Saturday 23 August. A non discardable, single race for all fleets will bring the Youth Olympic Games Sailing Competition to a close with gold, silver and bronze to be decided in the Girl's and Boy's Byte CII and Techno 293. ... [more]

Extreme Sailing Series: Strong breeze gets Practice underway in Wales By Warren Douglas, Emirates Team NZ, , 9:52 AM Friday 22 Aug 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Practice day in Cardiff for the fifth round of the 2014 Extreme Sailing Series and teams got a taste of things to come over the next few days. Starting the day in a light 4-6 knots, the breeze built quickly with gusts to 20 knots. Sails were reefed and, for reasons of safety, guests were absent from the back of the boats ... [more]

Rugged-up and reefed at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week By Lisa Ratcliff - OCC, , 8:54 AM Friday 22 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Rugged-up crew, reefed sails and rockin’ downwind rides on the penultimate day of racing at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week replaced the lazy start to the six day series last Sunday, August 17, 2014. There was a buzz around the dock this morning in anticipation of a fresh breeze and return of the S-SE tradewinds to the Whitsundays didn’t disappoint. ... [more]

Octogenarian on verge of being named MC38 Australian champion By Di Pearson, MC38 media, , 8:22 AM Friday 22 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
With only one race remaining in the 12-race series, octogenarian Leslie Green and his Ginger crew are on the verge of being crowned the MC38 Australian champions for 2014, following two windward-leeward races at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week today. ... [more]

Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2014 - Images: Day six with some wind! By Andrea Francolini, , 7:55 AM Friday 22 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Andrea Francolini was on the water on day six of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2014 to capture these images. ... [more]

North Sails Young 88 Owners Champs - Oct 4-5: Bringing back Funtastic By Mike Leyland, Auckland , 7:52 AM Friday 22 Aug 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
The Young 88 is a versatile cruiser racer matched with a variety of class events. If the national champs epitomise cut throat one design competition stacked with pros then the North Sail's Owners Champs provide an opportunity for a more relaxed and collegial regatta where the boat must be helmed by an owner. ... [more]

IFDS Worlds 2014 - Extremely light winds for Thursday's racing By High Liner Foods IFDS Worlds, , 7:38 AM Friday 22 Aug 2014 - GMT
It was a tough day for race officials and competitors on the water at the High Liner Foods IFDS Worlds 2014 underway at the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Northerlies that looked promising at the clubhouse in the morning died off and the sea breeze that normally builds in from the southwest took its time arriving today. ... [more]

Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: Riding the AC45 - VIDEO By Crosbie Lorimer, Hamilton Island , 5:17 AM Friday 22 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
‘Bucket List’ is fast becoming one of the English language’s most over-used epithets. And it’s not as if photographer Craig Greenhill of Saltwater Images and freelance photojournalist Crosbie Lorimer are old enough yet to be worrying too much about such things. But when they got the hint that there might be an opportunity to get a ride on one of the fastest sailing machines around ... [more]

4x4 Outdoors Show and Fishing and Boating Expo - Busy opening day By Clare Arthurs, , 3:45 AM Friday 22 Aug 2014 - GMT
2014 4x4 Outdoors Show and Fishing and Boating Expo - New features and exhibits of the National 4x4 Outdoors Show and Fishing and Boating Expo have proven an early success with thousands of people flocking to the opening day at the Melbourne Showgrounds in brilliant sunny conditions. ... [more]

2014 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Foreign affairs By Lisa Ratcliff, , 3:08 AM Friday 22 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
2014 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Each year Aussie sailors travel from the furthest states of Tasmania and Western Australian to be part of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week in sunny Queensland. Joining them in 2014 is a smattering of international crews including a number of Russian teams who have keenly jumped on the regatta bandwagon. ... [more]

2014 IFDS World Championship - Day 3 images by Jude Robertson By Jude Robertson, , 2:45 AM Friday 22 Aug 2014 - GMT
2014 IFDS World Championship - Jude Robertson was back on the water for day three of the IFDS World Championships to capture these images. ... [more]

2014 IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championship - Day 3 By Will Ricketson, , 2:13 AM Friday 22 Aug 2014 - GMT
2014 IFDS World Championship - Day 3 of the IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championship saw all three courses plagued by light and inconsistent wind conditions. The US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider had an up-and-down day, but remains in reach of its objective. 'A main goal for this regatta is to qualify the country in all three disciplines (for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games)' ... [more]

EUROSAF Youth Sailing European Championship - Mixed bag on day 3 By John Friend, , 9:46 PM Thursday 21 Aug 2014 - GMT
Variable wind conditions, across the two race areas, result in one course completing a full schedule of races and the other only a partial programme. The championship, however, is well underway and proving a great success with the sailors and coaches. ... [more]

U.S. Qualifying Series for the Invitational Cup on the horizon By Stuart Streuli, , 9:38 PM Thursday 21 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Texas is not the first state in the Union that comes to mind when one thinks of sailing excellence. But sailors from the state have won four Olympic medals and skippered a pair of America's Cup challenges. ... [more]

RS800 National Championship - Warm welcome on day 1 By Emma and Luke McEwen, , 8:56 PM Thursday 21 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
The Volvo Noble Marine RS800 National Championships kicked off today in Plymouth with a warm welcome from the Mount Batten Centre and a feisty force 4-5 with sparkling sunshine. With at least five boats realistically capable of winning the Championships, plus a few dark horses, it was all to play for on the first two-race day. ... [more]

Volvo Noble Marine RS700 National Championships underway By Neil Ashby, , 8:47 PM Thursday 21 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
The Volvo Noble Marine RS700 National Championships started today with a breezy forecast. Everybody went out wrapped up (which was just as well) and had a great day on the water. First start first race Neil Ashby and Jerry Wales got off the line first. We went left up the first beat and pulled a lead out on the rest of the fleet. ... [more]

America's Cup: Five Challengers sign-on for 35th Match By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 7:37 PM Thursday 21 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
The America's Cup Events Authority have confirmed that six entries have been received for the 35th America's Cup - five Challengers and the Defender, Oracle Team USA. The five Challengers are believed to have met the entry requirements including payment of the $1million entry fee, as well as being scrutinised for compliance with the Deed of Gift ... [more]

Extreme Sailing Series - J.P. Morgan BAR gear up for home racing By Sarah Alexander, , 7:32 PM Thursday 21 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
J.P. Morgan BAR are gearing up for a weekend of racing on home waters at Act 5 of the Extreme Sailing Series, Cardiff Bay. It’s been eight weeks since the team last competed together, on the River Neva, St Petersburg and the UK event marks the fifth of the eight part series. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race CEO Knut Frostad talks Time and Money (Part II) By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team, , 6:48 PM Thursday 21 Aug 2014 - GMT
Sail-World interviewed the CEO of the Volvo Ocean Race Knut Frostad late last week, after the dust had settled from the final and seventh boat entry team Vestas Wind. Sail-World started by commenting- Many observers are saying that if this one design element hadn’t come in, this race wouldn’t have happened? ... [more]

Baltic 4 Nations fleet arrive into Stralsund City Marina By Sailing Rallies, , 6:02 PM Thursday 21 Aug 2014 - GMT
After some fantastic sailing down the Danish East Coast, the Baltic 4 Nations fleet headed on to the second nation of the trip arriving into Stralsund City Marina, Germany on Wednesday afternoon. Crews had the opportunity to visit the Ozeaneum, winner of European Museum of the Year in 2010 as well as admire the incredible sights and gothic architecture that this Hanseatic city has to offer. ... [more]

America’s Cup - British Challenge accepted by Golden Gate Yacht Club By Marina Johnson, , 5:00 PM Thursday 21 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Royal Yacht Squadron Racing (RYSR) has had its challenge accepted by the America’s Cup defender, the Golden Gate Yacht Club of San Francisco. RYSR is the affiliate club of the Royal Yacht Squadron and the challenging club for Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR), now the official British entry for the 35th America’s Cup in 2017. ... [more]

America's Cup - Team France rank among official challengers By Kate Jennings, , 4:14 PM Thursday 21 Aug 2014 - GMT
After officially announcing its desire to participate in the 35th America’s Cup during the Nautic Paris Boat Show last December, Team France, managed by Franck Cammas, Michel Desjoyeaux and Olivier de Kersauson is today proud to rank among the five challengers officially recognised by the Golden Gate Yacht Club to compete against the American Defender, Oracle Team USA. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - It’s been emotional, but it’s time to move on By Volvo Ocean Race, , 3:49 PM Thursday 21 Aug 2014 - GMT
Battered, bruised, happy, worried. You name it, at least one Volvo Ocean Race sailor felt it after a roller-coaster of a Round Britain and Ireland Race. So what next? For Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, it was a week of smiles but keeping a tight lid on the growing optimism built on a near-perfect build-up to Race start on October 4 in Alicante. ... [more]

Extreme Sailing Series - Groupama 40 in Cardiff By Groupama Sailing Team, , 3:42 PM Thursday 21 Aug 2014 - GMT
The fifth event of the year for the Extreme Sailing Series, the Cardiff stage is one of the most hotly awaited of the season for the racers. At the helm of Groupama 40, Franck Cammas will discover an urban race zone, which the Welsh public can crowd around to follow the races. Conditions are forecast to be a little windier than those in Singapore, Oman, Qingdao and Saint Petersburg. ... [more]

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