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Cork OCR - Sail Canada Senior Nationals wrap up By Marianne Davis, , 3:33 PM Thursday 21 Aug 2014 - GMT
The Sail Canada Senior Nationals wrapped up today at CORK OCR after five days of racing in the Kingston harbour. Racing took place for all fleets despite being plagued by more light wind. It was show time on the skiff course as the 49er and 49erFX fleets moved to the stadium course for theater style racing. ... [more]

505 Worlds 2014 - Six teams in with a shout for Five-Oh world title By SAP 505 World Championship, , 3:23 PM Thursday 21 Aug 2014 - GMT
In the first, medium-airs race it was the up and coming Aussies, Pete Nicholas and Luke Payne, who once again demonstrated an uncanny knack of sniffing out the tricky breeze and ploughed a lonely furrow out on the left-hand side of the track. 'We’re going fast in the 12-18 knot wind range, and we backed ourselves to find something good on the left,' said Payne. ... [more]

Summerland 40 LR named Boat of the Year By Kate Elkington, , 2:51 PM Thursday 21 Aug 2014 - GMT
Fountaine Pajot Motor Yachts’ new Summerland 40 Long Range power catamaran has been declared Boat of the Year at the prestigious 2014 Moteur Boat Awards. The Summerland 40 LR won the title against a strong field of finalists in the ‘Liveable Boats’ category which comprised motor yachts ranging from 29 to 45 feet. ... [more]

Ocean Signal’s new rescueMe EPIRB1 impresses at Sydney Int'l Boat Show By Jules Riegal, , 2:43 PM Thursday 21 Aug 2014 - GMT
The world’s most compact Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) made a big impact during a successful launch to the Australian market at the Sydney International Boat Show. Ocean Signal’s Category/Class 3 rescueME EPIRB1 impressed visitors at the five-day show. ... [more]

British Sailing Team: Road to Rio + Video By Amy Cada, , 2:34 PM Thursday 21 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Check out this series of ‘behind the scenes’ videos that was put together with some of the British Sailing Team sailors while they were out in Rio for the Aquece Rio Olympic Test Event. ... [more]

J/111 World Championships - British Teams take early lead on day 1 By Stuart Johnstone, Cowes, Isle of Wight , 2:08 PM Thursday 21 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Day one of the inaugural J/111 World Championships hosted by Royal Yacht Squadron Racing in Cowes dawned with a forecast of light and fickle breeze. The first start was scheduled for 13:00, the race got under way on time in six knots of wind, but was abandoned after a short period as the wind faded. ... [more]

Nova Scotia Team Wins Team Racing Challenge By Katie Nicoll, Lunenburg , 2:06 PM Thursday 21 Aug 2014 - GMT
Racing continues today on the waters of Mahone Bay in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia at the Canadian Optimist Championship at the Lunenburg Yacht Club. Yesterday saw 15 teams compete for the fully umpired team race championships. ... [more]

Tingley in the lead at IFDS World Championships By Colleen Coderre, Halifax, NS , 1:06 PM Thursday 21 Aug 2014 - GMT
The second day of racing for the IFDS World Championships brought blue skies, heat and shifty winds at 10-16kts. Moving to the top of the leaderboard was Canadian Sonar team Paul Tingley, Logan Campbell and Scott Lutes sailing textbook today, with a 3, 1, moving into the lead. ... [more]

Round Britain and Ireland Race - Jellyfish stings British Soldier By RORC Event Press, , 12:54 PM Thursday 21 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Six yachts are still racing in the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race and after light winds slowed their progress yesterday (Wednesday) morning, the wind picked up overnight much to the delight of the remaining competitors. British Soldier and Relentless on Jellyfish are having a tremendous battle in IRC Two and the three remaining Two-Handed teams are making great progress. ... [more]

Europe Class UK Nationals 2014 - Report By Gareth Williams, , 12:17 PM Thursday 21 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Saturday saw a healthy force three against an equally healthy incoming tide producing some steep chop on the race course. The first race started with an individual recall, with local David Labrouche, certainly trying to make an impression in his first race in a Europe with a port tack flyer, was just a little too keen! ... [more]

MC38 Australian Championship 2014 - Ginger retains lead on Day 4 By Di Pearson, , 11:21 AM Thursday 21 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Despite arriving back at dock without having won any of the three windward-leeward races today, Leslie Green (Ginger) has maintained his lead of the MC38 Australian Championship at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week, a pair of second places and a fifth good enough to keep him on top. ... [more]

British Airways Round Jersey Race - Dismasting on St Aubin's Bay By Bill Harris, , 10:51 AM Thursday 21 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
The RCIYC’s annual British Airways Round Jersey race was held on Sunday, 17th August. The forecast had been predicting a bit of a blow for several days ahead leading to the postponement of racing for the sport-catamaran class. Indeed the only sport-catamaran to venture out for a spin in St Aubin’s Bay that Sunday morning capsized twice and was dismasted in a thirty knot gust. ... [more]

Secret to success at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week By Lisa Ratcliff - OCC, , 10:13 AM Thursday 21 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
The secret to success at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week differs from yacht to yacht. For the crew of South Australian yacht Secret Mens Business, the combination of mateship and a strong drive to win is key. Led by owner-skipper Geoff Boettcher, the Farr 400 he bought from America this year was trucked from Adelaide to Hamilton Island, covering 6,000km in the trek. ... [more]

C’est reparti pour Realteam à Cardiff, pour l’ Extreme Sailing Series By Realteam Sailing, , 9:44 AM Thursday 21 Aug 2014 - GMT
Realteam s’envole pour Cardiff au Pays de Galles, où se tiendra du 22 au 25 août 2014 la cinquième étape des Extreme Sailing Series. Quatrième du classement général provisoire, l’équipe Suisse entame la deuxième partie de saison en pleine forme. ... [more]

Extreme Sailing Series - Realteam heads to Cardiff for Act 5 By Realteam Sailing, , 9:36 AM Thursday 21 Aug 2014 - GMT
The Swiss Realteam sailors set off for Cardiff in the UK this week for the next round of the Extreme Sailing Series from the 22-25 August. Currently in fourth place overall, the team is approaching the second half of the season fresh and on top form. ... [more]

More new boats brand Brisbane Boat Show as a spectacular showcase By John Daffy, Brisbane , 9:29 AM Thursday 21 Aug 2014 - GMT
The addition of even more new model boats at the Brisbane Boat Show including inflatable and pedal powered fishing kayaks, imported fibreglass centre console rigs and locally built offshore aluminium boats from one of the largest names in the Australian marine industry, will create even greater diversity for this year’s Show. ... [more]

International Cadet World Championship – Day 4 at Weymouth, England By Peter Collyer/Peter Campbell, , 9:02 AM Thursday 21 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Royal Geelong Yacht Club brother and sister, Thomas and Sophie Alexander have extended their overall lead to a healthy five points over their nearest rivals in the International Cadet World championship at Weymouth on the south coast of England. ... [more]

Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Light wind plagues Lake Jinniu By ISAF, , 8:37 AM Thursday 21 Aug 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
Lake Jinniu was plagued with little to no wind on the fourth day of competition at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games with no racing possible. With light winds forecasted ahead of the day the hard working race committee were always facing an uphill battle and a long wait on the water for anything to materialise. ... [more]

2014 Formula Kite World Championships - Bridges strike back on day 2 By Markus Schwendtner, Istanbul , 8:30 AM Thursday 21 Aug 2014 - GMT
2014 IKA Formula Kite World Championship - It was a tight battle today in the women’s fleet with Steph Bridge (GBR, North) swapping first places with defending World Champion Erika Heineken (USA, ML/Ozone). Heineken scored three bullets bringing her in 0.7 points striking distance to Bridge, sitting in first now with 12 points. ... [more]

Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2014 - Images: Day five with whales! By Andrea Francolini, , 8:16 AM Thursday 21 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Photographer Andrea Francolini was on site for day five of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week to capture these images. ... [more]

AWT Quatro Desert Showdown at Punta San Carlos By American Windsurfing Tour, , 8:00 AM Thursday 21 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
The week started with an incredible day of action seeing Morgan Noireaux win his first AWT pro title and Fiona Wylde her first women’s crown. Day two of the AWT Quatro Desert Showdown saw the wind take a break but with the waves staying around no one was disappointed. Day three once again had little wind but all competitors stayed busy on the water either surfing or SUPing. ... [more]

Discover world of transport - Holidays at National Maritime Museum By Jude Timms, , 7:30 AM Thursday 21 Aug 2014 - GMT
From transport themed craft activities to special tours for pre-schoolers and science workshops there’s something for children of all ages. Don’t miss the free Cabinet of Curiosities touch table and storytelling sessions to enhance your visit to the museum. ... [more]

Collinson FX Market Commentary: August 21 2014 - KIWI drops further By Collinson FX, , 6:29 AM Thursday 21 Aug 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
August 21 2014: The rise in the reserve, finally pushed the AUD below 0.9300 and domestic markets will look at Consumer Confidence numbers today, without much enthusiasm. The KIWI continued to reflect recent weak economic data and added pressure from the Dollar has pushed the NZD back to 0.8375. ... [more]

Xiamen Int'l Boat Show 2014 moving to a new home By Event Media, , 5:51 AM Thursday 21 Aug 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
The 2014 boat show will be relocated to Music Island in Wuyuan Bay. This small artificial island was created from construction waste during the reconstruction of Wuyuan Bay. The new location will be connected to the yacht berths by a floating bridge. ... [more]

2014 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Painting pink By Laura McKee, , 4:33 AM Thursday 21 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
2014 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Among the 182 competing yachts and nearly 2,000 sailors at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week there are a host of reasons for being at one of the country’s premier regattas for multihulls and monohulls through to sports and classic boats. ... [more]

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