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Sharks more abundant on healthy coral reefs By James Cook University, , 12:01 PM Sunday 14 Sep 2014 - GMT
The study examined the distribution patterns and habitat associations of sharks, using thousands of baited remote underwater video stations (BRUVS) across the entire GBR Marine Park over a 10-year period from the year 2000. 'This study has demonstrated how important the health of coral reefs is for the future of shark populations on the GBR,' said Mario Espinoza ... [more]

Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club Autumn Regatta 2014 powered by Audi - Day 2 By RHKYC Media, , 11:58 AM Sunday 14 Sep 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
The early six knots easterly breeze filled in to 10kts for most of the day and provided consistent racing for all the fleets, once again confounding the Hong Kong Observatory forecast. The start line was set at Hung Hom, with the courses covering the eastern harbour area and for the most part, the starts were without incident. ... [more]

Impressive new catamaran set to power onto world stage By Kate Elkington, , 11:00 AM Sunday 14 Sep 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Aus GMT
The MY37 replaces the successful Highland 35 and is set to revolutionise the entry-level segment of the world’s power catamaran market with its impressive features, performance and value for money. The Fountaine Pajot Motor Yachts team has meticulously designed a spectacular multihull that will be lauded for its superior comfort, outstanding views and beautiful luminosity. ... [more]

ISAF Sailing World Championships Santander 2014 - Day 3 morning report By Daniel Smith, , 10:18 AM Sunday 14 Sep 2014 - GMT
It will be a light wind start to the day and those conditions will move into the afternoon. The direction will be changeable but it is scheduled to stabilise as the afternoon progresses with a north easterly breeze on the cards. At 14:00 four-six knots are of breeze has been predicted and that will increase to 8-10 knots at 17:00. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Tales from the extreme By Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, , 10:03 AM Sunday 14 Sep 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - The best of today's blogs from the boats. It's Leg zero, and all seven boats compete against each other for the first time. Here's what's happening on board... ... [more]

2014 Young Challenger’s Cup - Day 1 photos By Charles Winstone, French Bay , 9:28 AM Sunday 14 Sep 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
2014 Young Challenger’s Cup - On water action in the Weta sailed by teams in an America's Cup style event. Plenty of wind on the first day saw the young crews learning that Multihull sailing is wet, fast and fun. ... [more]

Antarctic Team discovers mechanism for massive ice shelf collapse By British Antarctic Survey, , 8:33 AM Sunday 14 Sep 2014 - GMT
An international team of scientists, including the British Antarctic Survey, studied the geologic history of the area of the Antarctic Peninsula where the Larsen B ice shelf disintegrated, the portion of Antarctica that extends northwards toward South America. The new findings support the idea that such a dramatic collapse can be caused by surface warming. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Latest starter wins opening race By Volvo Ocean Race, , 8:27 AM Sunday 14 Sep 2014 - GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Team Vestas Wind entered the race last, but they are ready. Chris Nicholson’s men proved it at dawn this Sunday, winning Leg 0 in Alicante. ... [more]

RYA Advanced Powerboat Handbook unveiled at PSP Southampton Boat Show By Emma Slater, , 7:52 AM Sunday 14 Sep 2014 - GMT
Yesterday at the PSP Southampton Boat Show the RYA launched a brand new title, the ‘RYA Advanced Powerboat Handbook’ adding to its existing stable of 150 printed publications and eBooks. The RYA’s Publication’s Team were joined on the RYA stand by author, Paul Glatzel to quiz him on how he goes about writing a book like this and what readers can expect when they purchase a copy. ... [more]

2014 PSP Southampton Boat Show - ilovesailing calendar 2015 unveiled By Emma Slater, , 7:03 AM Sunday 14 Sep 2014 - GMT
2014 PSP Southampton Boat Show - After six months of competition, over 250 entries and the crowning of 12 amazing winners the ilovesailing calendar 2015 was officially unveiled at the PSP Southampton Boat Show (Saturday 13 September). ... [more]

ISAF Sailing Worlds - Santander- Canada locks up Laser berth for Rio By Sail Canada, , 6:17 AM Sunday 14 Sep 2014 - GMT
2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander - Laser and Radial classes wrap up their qualification series today under light and shifty conditions. 23 Laser berths have been picked up as the fleet divides up into gold, silver and bronze packs. ... [more]

2014 J/70 World Championship - Healy, Abdullah, Becker and Borges win By Jan Harley, , 5:25 AM Sunday 14 Sep 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
2014 J/70 World Championship - For the final day of the 2014 J/70 World Championship presented by Helly Hansen, the New York Yacht Club Race Committee brought the fleet back out to Rhode Island Sound where three races were run in eight - fourteen knots of breeze. ... [more]

2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Full-blown, once again By Barby MacGowan, , 4:22 AM Sunday 14 Sep 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - It blew 20 knots and above for a third straight day at the Rolex Big Boat Series, and with six races under their sailing belts, eight of ten classes – HPR, BAMA/Multihull, J/70, J/105, J/111, J/120, Melges 24, Express 37 – are counting on one last race (the traditional 'Bay Tour') tomorrow to either seal their deals or steal into top-three positions ... [more]

ISAF Worlds - Americans jump up Laser and Laser Radial leaderboard By US Sailing, , 2:51 AM Sunday 14 Sep 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander - After months of training together at locations on three continents, US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider Laser athletes jumped up the leaderboard as a group on day two of racing at the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships in Santander, Spain. ... [more]

2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Farr 40 Day 3 By Tink Chambers, , 2:12 AM Sunday 14 Sep 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Day three of the Rolex Big Boat Series began on a somber note for the Farr 40 class, which paid tribute to a fallen family member prior to racing. All 15 boats in the fleet flew a black flag from the backstay and before going into sequence for Race five circled sailed one-by-one past Flojito y Cooperando to show support for the team and pay respect to the memory of co-owner Bernardo Minkow ... [more]

ISAF Sailing World Championships - Day 2 images from By, , 1:21 AM Sunday 14 Sep 2014 - GMT's team was on site for day two in Santander at the ISAF Sailing World Championships to capture these images. ... [more]

America's Cup: Luna Rossa sailing with two foiling AC45's + Video By Luna Rossa Media, , 10:06 PM Saturday 13 Sep 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
After Luna Rossa Piranha, who has been sailing since July 1st, today Luna Rossa Swordfish – the second AC45 with which the team is developing its design and training for the 35th America’s Cup – also started sailing again in Cagliari. The Protocol of the 35th America’s Cup in fact allows the modification of any component of the AC45 catamarans – used in past editions of the America’s Cup World ... [more]

ISAF Sailing Worlds - Australia qualifies for Rio Olympic Laser class By Cora Zillich, , 9:33 PM Saturday 13 Sep 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
The Laser - Men’s One Person Dingy and Laser Radial - Women’s One Person Dingy - fleets started the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships and concluded the qualification series after two days of racing on Saturday, 13 September local time. ... [more]

Extreme Sailing: Emirates Team NZ retain second overall By Warren Douglas, , 9:28 PM Saturday 13 Sep 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
The stage is set for a thrilling but nerve-wracking final day tomorrow of the sixth round of Extreme Sailing Series at Istanbul. It’s tight at the top but with a possible eight races, the last one scoring double points, there’s every chance the leader board could be in for a massive shakeup. ... [more]

ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Rio Olympic Laser spots snapped up By ISAF, , 9:03 PM Saturday 13 Sep 2014 - GMT
With 50% of Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition spots available at the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships, the fight for positions is tight, tense and tough. After a four race qualification series, the 23 Laser places on offer at Santander 2014 have been picked up as the fleet divides up into gold, silver and bronze packs. ... [more]

Rolex Swan Cup - All set for final showdown By YCCS, , 8:41 PM Saturday 13 Sep 2014 - GMT
The penultimate day of the Rolex Swan Cup and Swan 45 World Championship concluded with the top boats holding extremely slim margins in most of the divisions and everything now hanging on each team's performance in tomorrow's final race day. ... [more]

Extreme Sailing Series - J.P. Morgan BAR on the march in Istanbul By Sarah Alexander, , 8:33 PM Saturday 13 Sep 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Day three of the Extreme Sailing Series in Istanbul and J.P. Morgan BAR enjoyed some of the best sailing conditions the 2014 Series has delivered so far, at an Act where some of the hardest work has been forced upon them. ... [more]

Upper Midwest sailors need help to take it to the next level By Elli Ansari, Wayzata, MN , 8:25 PM Saturday 13 Sep 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
It's launch time! Where does that next generation of sailors come from? Where can a kid get inspired to be a leader and a team mate? Where can a disabled sailor get adaptive training to enjoy sailing? How do you sail if you don't have a boat? ... [more]

NZL Sailing Team: Boards and Single handers on Day 2 of ISAF Worlds By Jodie Bakewell-White, , 8:03 PM Saturday 13 Sep 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
On Day 2 of the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships in Santander the Laser, Radial, and men’s and women’s windsurfers were on the water doing battle in the qualifying rounds for their respective world titles. With no wind once again this morning sailors had to wait ashore before a light breeze arrived. ... [more]

ISAF Worlds - GBR gets windsurfing title chase off to a flying start By Lindsey Bell, , 7:56 PM Saturday 13 Sep 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Britain’s leading windsurfers saw a positive start on their first day of World Championship racing in Santander at the ISAF Worlds on Saturday (13 September). Wind conditions proved testing for both sailors and race committees on the second day of this Olympic qualifying regatta, with the Laser, Laser Radial and RS:X classes all enduring disruptions. ... [more]

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