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2014 Snipe Western Hemisphere and Orient Championship - Day 4 By SDYC, , 2:10 AM Friday 12 Sep 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Argentinian skipper Luis Soubie and crew Diego Mini Lipszyc have been steadily climbing the ranks throughout the first four days of racing at the Snipe WH&O Championship. The pair held the third overall position after day two, moved to second place on day three and now at the end of day four are sitting as the current regatta leaders. ... [more]

Rolex Big Boat Series - Familiar conditions on day 1 By Paul Cayard, , 12:19 AM Friday 12 Sep 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Rolex Big Boat Series. Day one served up pretty familiar conditions. Moderate winds from the southwest for the first race then 18-22 knots for the second race of the day. There are 10 fleets spread out over three race courses. ... [more]

Autumn Regatta underway in Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour By RHKYC Media, , 11:30 PM Thursday 11 Sep 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
The 2014 Autumn Regatta got underway in Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour today in glorious sunshine and a 6-8kt easterly breeze with 99 boats on the start line, including 18 Etchells and 25 Big Boats in three divisions. With a significant number of constructions barges moving around in the Kellett Island area, Race Officer Simon Boyde had no choice but to set a Hung Hom start for all classes. ... [more]

Sail Canada 2014 AGM and Conference begins October 24th By Sail Canada, , 10:17 PM Thursday 11 Sep 2014 - GMT
The 2014 Sail Canada AGM and Conference will take place in downtown Victoria at the Marriott Victoria Inner Harbour located at 728 Humboldt St., Victoria, BC V8W 3Z5. ... [more]

ISAF Worlds: Olympic Qualifier puts Kiwi sailors on the line By Dave Leggett and Sail-World, , 10:00 PM Thursday 11 Sep 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
New Zealand's sailing prowess gets another examination when the International Sailing Federation world championships start in Santander, Spain tonight. There is an important undercurrent to these championships, too, as half the Olympic places in the 10 classes at the Rio Olympics in 2016 are on the line. ... [more]

ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander: Aussie medal contenders all set +Video By Cora Zillich, , 9:49 PM Thursday 11 Sep 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Racing is set to kick-off at the ISAF Sailing World Championships in Santander and the Australian Sailing Team’s medal contenders are talking significance and expectations of the season highlight and Olympic qualifier. From 8-21 September 2014 more than 1,250 sailors in over 900 boats from 84 nations will compete at the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships. ... [more]

Extreme Sailing Series: Team NZ share lead after Day 1 in Istanbul By Emirates Team NZ, , 9:28 PM Thursday 11 Sep 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Consistency. That’s what Dean Barker wanted on the first day of racing of the Extreme Sailing Series’ Istanbul round. That’s what he got. As he said after practice yesterday, 'consistency will be rewarded'; Emirates Team New Zealand finished the first day at the top of the leader board with 46 points, equal with defending series champion, the Wave, Muscat. ... [more]

ISAF Sailing World Championships - Thousands attend Santander opening By ISAF, , 8:33 PM Thursday 11 Sep 2014 - GMT
An estimated 30,000 people enjoyed the Opening Ceremony at the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships as ISAF President Carlo Croce officially declared the event open. The Santander 2014 ISAF Worlds features more than 1,250 sailors from 83 countries and they proudly carried their national flags through Parque de la Llama, venue of the opening ceremony. ... [more]

Rolex Swan Cup - Day 2 images by Carlo Borlenghi By, , 8:10 PM Thursday 11 Sep 2014 - GMT
Photographer Carlo Borlenghi was on site for day two of the Rolex Swan Cup to capture these images. ... [more]

GC32: Great Cup: Day 1, Foils, flying and an unstoppable Flavio By GC32 Media, , 8:03 PM Thursday 11 Sep 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Star of the day was Flavio Marazzi and his ARMIN STROM Sailing Team. The team of the Swiss former Olympic Star sailor won both this morning’s practice races and this afternoon followed this up with victory in the first two scoring races of Marseille One Design. ... [more]

Rolex Swan Cup - Swans take off in Island Long Race By YCCS, , 7:49 PM Thursday 11 Sep 2014 - GMT
Yesterday's enforced rest day caused by light airs was soon forgotten as the fleet competing in the 18th edition of the Rolex Swan Cup enjoyed a spectacular race day on long coastal courses encompassing most of the La Maddalena archipelago and accompanied by a westerly wind ranging from 15 knots at the start that would build to hit gusts of 26. ... [more]

Extreme Sailing Series - Action-packed opener in Istanbul By Sarah Alexander, , 7:39 PM Thursday 11 Sep 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Day one, Act 6 of the 2014 Extreme Sailing Series – and tensions were understandably high. J.P. Morgan BAR and the 11 other Extreme teams pushed hard and delivered an action packed opener. Despite the perfect racing conditions in open water, the course was still tough to manage and in true Extreme-style, the racing close and tight. ... [more]

Rolex Swan Cup - Classic day of racing on the Costa Smeralda By KPMS, , 7:17 PM Thursday 11 Sep 2014 - GMT
If ever there was a classic day for racing on the Costa Smeralda, today was it at the Rolex Swan Cup. The race committee at the YCCS was confident in the forecast of strong winds from the west, and informed the 93 boats that they would be competing on an Island Long Race that would take them through the legendary Bomb Alley and between the starkly beautiful islands of Caprera and La Maddalena. ... [more]

Marseille One Design - Foils, flying and an unstoppable Flavio By The Great Cup, , 7:08 PM Thursday 11 Sep 2014 - GMT
Racing for the foiling GC32s resumed in dramatic style at the opening day of Marseille One Design, run by Sirius Evènements with backing from the city of Marseille. Throughout the day the northeasterly Mistral wind built and for this afternoon’s two races it was gusting to above 20 knots, causing the flying catamarans’ speed to soar at times well above 30 knots. ... [more]

Extreme Sailing Series - Pushed to the limit and dismasted on Day 1 By Extreme Sailing Series, , 6:32 PM Thursday 11 Sep 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
In an unprecedented first day at the Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 6 in Istanbul, the public and national media witnessed some extraordinary adrenaline fueled racing, with every team pushing hard – and at times too hard, with two boats dismasting; first Groupama sailing team and then Alinghi. ... [more]

Extreme Sailing Series - The Wave, Muscat shares top spot in Istanbul By Oman Sail, , 6:12 PM Thursday 11 Sep 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
On the opening day of the Extreme Sailing Series in Istanbul, there were wins for both Oman Sail Extreme 40s The Wave, Muscat and Oman Air and the defending champions showed few signs of the pressure building on them to retain their title. ... [more]

Mako shark 'St. Marys' somes calling on Halifax, Nova Scotia By John Bell, Fort Lauderdale , 6:10 PM Thursday 11 Sep 2014 - GMT
Caught and tagged off Ocean City, Maryland and named for an Ohio elementary school, a fast tracking, young mako shark, dubbed 'St. Marys', is visiting the waters off Halifax today. The five-and-a-half-foot juvenile male shark is among 35 mako sharks satellite tagged and being tracked by scientists from the Guy Harvey Research Institute (GHRI) at Nova Southeastern University. ... [more]

Regata teste simula situações de risco na Volvo Ocean Race By Volvo Ocean Race, , 5:44 PM Thursday 11 Sep 2014 - GMT
Os sete barcos disputam uma prova de dois dias que não vale pontos. A regra é se adequar aos procedimentos de segurança e simular crises a bordo. As equipes da Volvo Ocean Race terão um desafio especial: a chamada Leg Zero - em português Perna Zero. O objetivo da regata, com duração de dois dias, será testar todos os protocolos de segurança. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Les scénarios de crise à l’essai By Volvo Ocean Race, , 5:40 PM Thursday 11 Sep 2014 - GMT
Les sept bateaux engagés dans la Volvo Ocean Race s’élanceront demain, vendredi à 13h00, pour l’Etape Zéro, un parcours de deux jours. Avant cela, les équipages devront affronter un certain nombre de « crises » planifiées par les organisateurs. ... [more]

ISA All Ireland Championship - Anthony O’Leary emerges victorious By Irish Sailing Associaton, , 5:01 PM Thursday 11 Sep 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Anthony O’Leary – the Commodore’s Cup powerhouse – has been crowned 2014 ISA All Ireland Sailing Champion. He has beaten fellow Corkonian Stefan Hyde on count-back following a two day, 12 race battle against 15 other national class champions. ... [more]

Régates Royales – Trophée Panerai - At the heart of history By Soazig Guého, , 4:25 PM Thursday 11 Sep 2014 - GMT
Régates Royales – Trophée Panerai - Take a world-famous bay with varied and unpredictable weather conditions. Take an army of genius designers who created the most stunning sailing yachts of the last two centuries. Sprinkle over some sportsmanship, a dose of fighting spirit, add a pinch of gentleman's attitude and you'll have the perfect recipe of the Régates Royales de Cannes – Trophée Panerai. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Una etapa para entrenar lo impredecible By Volvo Ocean Race, , 3:42 PM Thursday 11 Sep 2014 - GMT
Mañana viernes a las 13:00 horas dará comienzo la Etapa 0 de la Volvo Ocean Race, no puntuable pero fundamental para la flota, pues permitirá practicar maniobras de seguridad como el cambio de la pala del timón o la de hombre al agua, el mayor temor de cualquier tripulante de vuelta al mundo. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - A profile of Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing By Agathe Armand, , 3:14 PM Thursday 11 Sep 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Don’t let Volvo Ocean Race crew Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing’s serious, weathered look mislead you. Forget the branded clothes, and the impeccable team base. Ian Walker and his men are more than just a group of professionals – they are old teammates. ... [more]

Team15 Champions Cup - Windsurfing teams prepare to battle By Matt Carter, , 3:04 PM Thursday 11 Sep 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Youth windsurfing teams are preparing to hit the water at Rutland Sailing Club this weekend (13-14 September) to compete in the Team15 (T15) national final - the Team15 Champions Cup. The event will see over 91 young windsurfers from across the UK who will take to the water to battle it out in a bid to win the prestigious title of T15 National Champions. ... [more]

World ARC crews in Bali By World Cruising Club, , 2:45 PM Thursday 11 Sep 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
Today, September 11, 26 World ARC Crews spent the day on a tour to the Kintimani Volcano. Participants were treated to a wide range of cultural, religious and artistic experiences along the way. Benoa harbour is not the most attractive part of Bali so it was a welcome change of scenery, having escaped the morning rush hour, to firstly visit the culturally interesting town of Celuk. ... [more]

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