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British Keelboat Academy gear up for an eventful 2014 By Matt Carter, , 12:51 PM Wednesday 09 Apr 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Sailors from the British Keelboat Academy, a joint keelboat racing initiative between the RYA and UKSA, are preparing for three consecutive weekends of competitive action on the Solent following the conclusion of the Elite Squad training last weekend (4-6 April). ... [more]

Does experience count in the QantasLink Brisbane to Gladstone? By Nigel Statham, Brisbane , 12:38 PM Wednesday 09 Apr 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
One thousand, three hundred and thirty seven previous Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht races. That is the total number of previous races the collective crews that will line up for the Good Friday start have under their belt. It is a pretty impressive number by any account but the question on the lips of many a spectator will be, does experience alone bring success? ... [more]

UIM XCAT World Series - Lady Spain set for XCAT debut in Napoli By Karien Jonckheere, , 12:15 PM Wednesday 09 Apr 2014 - Powerboat-World GMT
With powerboating action set to continue next month, the World Professional Powerboating Association (WPPA) – organisers and promoters of the UIM Skydive Dubai XCAT World Series – have announced that a new team will join the highly competitive circuit in Italy. ... [more]

Fishermen ordered to forfeit boat and gear By Marc Ainsworth, , 11:49 AM Wednesday 09 Apr 2014 - GMT
A couple of fishermen who used illegal set-lines in the Broken Creek, near Picola, were fined and ordered to forfeit their boat and fishing equipment in the Echuca Magistrates’ Court earlier this month. The two fishermen pleaded guilty to a number of fishing offences. ... [more]

Charleston Race Week action on the horizon By Charleston Race Week, , 11:05 AM Wednesday 09 Apr 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Just a couple of days remain before the starting guns sound for the 2014 Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week, but already sailing activity on Charleston Harbor has been fast and furious for several weeks. Five independent events over six weeks in April and May makes Charleston Harbor the epicenter of spring sailing in North America. ... [more]

Princess Sofia Regatta - Belcher and Ryan hungry for more By Mat Belcher & Will Ryan | Olympic Sailing, , 10:44 AM Wednesday 09 Apr 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
At the Princess Sofia Regatta in Palma, Mallorca, a podium position leaves us satisfied but hungry for more in Hyeres. While this regatta marked the third Leg of the ISAF World Cup; it signifies the beginning of the European season for us and most other Olympic teams. ... [more]

Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race - Rivalry to take centre stage By Jennifer Crooks, CYCA Media, , 10:19 AM Wednesday 09 Apr 2014 - Sail-World AF GMT
The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia is happy to reveal the release of the Notice of Race for the 384 nautical mile Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race that will start on Sydney Harbour at 1pm, Saturday 26 July. The rivalry between super maxis Wild Oats XI and Perpetual Loyal for line honours glory is set to take centre stage once again. ... [more]

2014 Lidgard Sails Evans Bay Regatta: Wrap up from Wellington By Rowdy Leatham, Wellington , 10:13 AM Wednesday 09 Apr 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
What a weekend it was, the weather played the game and Evans Bay provided a full range of fantastic sailing conditions from no wind and beautiful sunshine. A total of 63 boats made the most of the weather and the 2014 Lidgard Sails Evans Bay Regatta was a great event ... [more]

Congressional Cup Stage One - Robertson receives the Ficker Cup By Rich Roberts, , 9:42 AM Wednesday 09 Apr 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Congressional Cup 2014 - This will be the fourth appearance in the Congressional Cup by Canfield. After his humble effort in 2011, he lost to Williams in the semifinals in 2012 and was sixth in 2013 with a nine-nine record. ... [more]

Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race - NOR released By Jennifer Crooks, , 4:03 AM Wednesday 09 Apr 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
The release of the Notice of Race for the 384 nautical mile Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race that will start on Sydney Harbour at 1pm, Saturday 26 July is announced by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia. The rivalry between super maxis Wild Oats XI and Perpetual Loyal for line honours glory is set to take centre stage once again. ... [more]

Andrew Simpson Sailing Centre to open in Weymouth By Warren Surtees, , 3:43 AM Wednesday 09 Apr 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
The Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation (ASSF) is happy to announce that it will soon be opening the Andrew Simpson Sailing Centre, at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) in Dorset, UK. ... [more]

Cyclone Ita predicted to reach Category 4 off Far North Queensland By Sail-world.com, , 3:11 AM Wednesday 09 Apr 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Far North Queensland is bracing itself for what is expected to be the most severe cyclone since Yasi devastated homes and holiday resorts in 2011. The weather bureau has warned that Tropical Cyclone Ita could strengthen to a category four system before crossing the coast around Friday evening. ... [more]

Mount Gay 40th Gosford to Lord Howe Island Race overall By G2LHI, , 2:38 AM Wednesday 09 Apr 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Mount Gay 40th Gosford to Lord Howe Island Yacht race - 'Fast, wet and the most exciting finish to a race I’ve ever experienced' is how Dr Darryl Hodginson has the described the historic race. ... [more]

YNZ Statement on the National Sailing Centre By Yachting NZ, , 11:07 PM Tuesday 08 Apr 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Yachting New Zealand believes that the establishment of a centralised world class National Sailing Centre will be an asset to Auckland and New Zealand and we are continuing to work towards this objective. The Takapuna Reserve Management Plan allows for a revised version of the initially proposed NOWSC (National Ocean Water Sports Centre) ... [more]

Afterguard reveals Heads-up Display for sailboat racing By Oliver Springgay, , 10:30 PM Tuesday 08 Apr 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Sailboat racing has evolved with the technology era and is now driven by data and instrumentation. The difference between winning and losing is the ability to adapt a carefully orchestrated plan to the ever-changing natural and competitive environment, faster than the competition. Having the right information at the right time can be that difference. ... [more]

IYRS Boats and careers to be launched on May 31st By Melissa Flaherty, , 9:38 PM Tuesday 08 Apr 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
The International Yacht Restoration School(IYRS), a long-respected private nonprofit school in Rhode Island, USA, focused on training for the marine and composites industries, is again celebrating its successes of the past year. On May 31, students from IYRS’ three accredited programs will graduate, and the students from the Boatbuilding and Restoration Program will launch their boats. ... [more]

Celebrating Canada's National Volunteer Week By Sail Canada, , 9:28 PM Tuesday 08 Apr 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
Sail Canada is looking for sailing volunteers who go 'above and beyond' in their role. Canada's National Volunteer Week (April 6-12) is a time to celebrate and thank the many Canadians who donate their time and energy throughout the year. It is also a time to raise awareness of the vital contributions made by volunteers that enrich our communities and our lives. ... [more]

Royal Yachting Association says: First timers, come sail with us! By Susie NationGrainger, , 8:58 PM Tuesday 08 Apr 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
At Britain's Royal Yachting Association (RYA) they know that sailing is a sport for all and they want to prove it! They are looking for people who’ve never been out on a boat or windsurfer but would love to. They want to take them out on the water, film their first day and show just how easy it is to get hooked. ... [more]

Boats and careers to be launched on May 31st By Melissa Flaherty, , 8:26 PM Tuesday 08 Apr 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
On Saturday, May 31, students from IYRS’ three accredited programs will graduate from their respective Schools of Technology and Trade, and the students from the Boatbuilding and Restoration Program will launch their boats. For both Newport and the school, graduation has become a community celebration, attracting hundreds of supporters, admirers, community leaders, and industry partners. ... [more]

Celebrate National Volunteer Week By Sail Canada, , 7:29 PM Tuesday 08 Apr 2014 - GMT
National Volunteer Week (April 6-12) is a time to celebrate and thank the many Canadians who donate their time and energy throughout the year. It is also a time to raise awareness of the vital contributions made by volunteers that enrich our communities and our lives. ... [more]

US Powerboat Training Center Status awarded to Maine Maritime Academy By US Sailing, , 7:03 PM Tuesday 08 Apr 2014 - GMT
As more people are learning to become effective and safe powerboaters, US Powerboating has worked closely with over 30 US Powerboating and Training Centers to develop hands-on curriculum for courses to ensure we are certifying competent powerboat operators. ... [more]

Singapore Sailing seeks ISAF recognized training By ISAF, , 4:46 PM Tuesday 08 Apr 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
ISAF Member National Authority Singapore Sailing has applied to ISAF for the accreditation of its National Sail Training Program after the 2014 ISAF Development Symposium in South Africa. ... [more]

Using Gmail and your newsletters have stopped arriving? Latest Update By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, , 4:42 PM Tuesday 08 Apr 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Are you finding that emails you want end up in Gmail's Spam bin, or just don't appear at all? We have uncovered the reason, and there is a solution. Are you using Gmail, and noticed that your sailing newsletters have stopped arriving? Last year Google introduced a new feature to its Inbox, which rated incoming emails as being 'Primary', 'Social' or 'Promotions'. It just changed your Inbox ... [more]

ISA Youth Pathway National Championship - Entries still being accepted By ISA, , 4:34 PM Tuesday 08 Apr 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Entries for the 2014 ISA Youth Pathway National Championship are still being accepted online. The event will be held from the 24th to the 27th of April in Howth Yacht Club. ... [more]

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - BBC's Lesley Johnson to take part By Clipper Round the World, , 4:13 PM Tuesday 08 Apr 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 2013-14. Lesley Johnson (53) is getting ready to fly out to San Francisco on Thursday (10 April) to take part in the next leg of the challenging race and to raise funds for BBC Children in Need. ... [more]

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