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Non-profits to serve Antigua and wider Caribbean yachting communities By Caribbean Sailing Association, , 1:16 PM Tuesday 08 Apr 2014 - GMT
A trio of key non-profit organisations – Antigua Sailing Week (ASW), the Antigua and Barbuda Marine Association (ABMA) and the Caribbean Sailing Association (CSA) – have joined forces to open a year-round office in Antigua to serve the yachting communities of Antigua and the wider Caribbean. ... [more]

East marine plans provide stronger platform for recreational boating By Louise Nicholls, , 1:05 PM Tuesday 08 Apr 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
The RYA believes that the Marine Management’ Organisation’s freshly published East marine plans have provided recreational boating with a stronger platform to challenge developers who might seek to restrict recreational boating activities. ... [more]

Antigua Sailing Week 2014 - Last minute charter options By Sailing Week, , 10:20 AM Tuesday 08 Apr 2014 - GMT
Have you been wishing you had made up your mind sooner to charter a boat to participate in Antigua Sailing Week 2014? Well it's not too late! There are still single places and whole yacht charters available if you know where to find them. ... [more]

2014 Volvo RS Feva Grand Prix Day 1 + Video By Debbie Darling, , 7:56 AM Tuesday 08 Apr 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
The third Volvo Grand Prix of the series was hosted by Grafham Water SC over April 5th/6th. The wind behaved for a change with 15 knots and perfect conditions. ... [more]

America's Cup runneth over for New Zealand's economy By Media Services, , 7:29 AM Tuesday 08 Apr 2014 - GMT
As the New Zealand government ponders its commitment to the 35th America's Cup, the rules and details of which are neither agreed nor announced at this stage, two reports show that the NZ investment in last year's edition of the high-profile global event has yielded economic rewards, both directly and still to flow. ... [more]

Opportunities abound for yacht industry in Southeast Asia By PR Newswire, , 7:29 AM Tuesday 08 Apr 2014 - GMT
Southeast Asia is still a new and uncharted market for the yachting industry, presenting huge opportunities as well as complex challenges for companies seeking to grow their business, Wealth-X CEO Mykolas Rambus said during his speech at the Asia Pacific Yachting Conference (APYC) 2014 in Singapore. ... [more]

Kylie Jameson Wins 2014 NZ Womens Keel Boat Championships By Tom Macky, Auckland , 7:28 AM Tuesday 08 Apr 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
The 2014 NZ Women's Keel Boat Championships was sailed in perfect shifty south westerly conditions last weekend. A great improvement on previous years when the girls have had to contend with 20 to 30kn squally conditions on the first day. ... [more]

Weta Marine focused on growing grass roots sailing at Hutchwilco Show By Miranda Powrie, Auckland , 7:20 AM Tuesday 08 Apr 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Weta Marine are passionate about showing people what a great sport sailing is. For the past two years we have organized Sailing Central at the Hutchwilco New Zealand boat show to encourage the wider boating public to check out sailing and hopefully give it a go. The next show is from May 15th to 18th and it promises to be a good one. ... [more]

Simple Boat Step makes it easy to step from dock to deck By Des Ryan, , 7:05 AM Tuesday 08 Apr 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Aus GMT
When I bought my first boat the owner had left a lot of 'rubbish' on board. As I cleared out the mess, I found some quite miraculous gadgets, and among them was a boat step, roughly made out of a plank of wood which ingeniously latched to the gunwale of the boat, enabling easy stepping from wharf to deck. Now a couple of Australian inventors have made a much smarter version, and it's for sale. ... [more]

Clipper Race - Latest ETAs for fleet arrival into San Francisco, USA By Ruth Harrington, , 7:04 AM Tuesday 08 Apr 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
2013 - 14 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - The Clipper Race fleet will soon see the Golden Gate Bridge on the horizon, which marks the finish line for Race 10, from Qingdao, China to San Francisco, USA. ... [more]

Volvo 70 winner enters the Auckland Tauranga Yacht Race By Sail-World.com/nz, , 6:03 AM Tuesday 08 Apr 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Jim Delegat's Giacomo, the Volvo 70 and winner of the 2011/12 Volvo Ocean Race, has announced her entry into the annual International Paints Auckland to Tauranga Yacht Race beginning on Thursday 17th April at 1000hrs. She will be racing under the burgee of the Royal Akarana Yacht Club. ... [more]

Congressional Cup 2014 - Perry blasts back to first By Rich Roberts, , 4:08 AM Tuesday 08 Apr 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Dave Perry's long week of sailboat racing started out with last place in the Heritage Regatta fleet race Sunday but he blasted back to first place on opening day Stage One of the 50th Congressional Cup Monday, winning four of five match races. ... [more]

American Windsurfing Tour 2014 - Countdown has started By American Windsurfing Tour, , 3:34 AM Tuesday 08 Apr 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
For the opening of the AWT season the countdown has really started now with just eight weeks until the first event in California which kicks off a whirlwind few months for Sam and her team of riders, helpers, sponsors and judges. ... [more]

Rolex China Sea Race 2014 - Peroni to welcome sailors By RHKYC, , 3:00 AM Tuesday 08 Apr 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
Boutique Italian beer brand, Peroni will host the Welcome Party for the Rolex China Sea Race 2014 at the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club on Monday 14 April. ... [more]

Charlotte Harbor Super Boat Grand Prix - 2014 Season Opener By Barbara Biers, , 2:22 AM Tuesday 08 Apr 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Commencing their 2014 season, the 77 Lucas Oil team will be testing their SilverHook 48GP this week on Lake Monroe near their race shop in Sanford, FL before heading down to participate in the Super Boat International season opener, the Charlotte Harbor Super Boat Grand Prix April 11-13. ... [more]

Mercury’s new Verado 200hp Pro FourStroke – delivering even more By Jonathan Revitt, , 2:20 AM Tuesday 08 Apr 2014 - GMT
Mercury’s unmatched line-up of unbeatable FourStroke outboards has another star, with the release of the new Verado 200hp Pro FourStroke. ... [more]

Stars emerge for Sydney International Boat Show By Bob Wonders, , 1:09 AM Tuesday 08 Apr 2014 - GMT
The 2014 Sydney International Boat Show will be very different from the exhibition thousands of boating enthusiasts have enjoyed for the past 25 years. ... [more]

Better ocean maps would assist search and fisheries By Media Services, , 12:54 AM Tuesday 08 Apr 2014 - GMT
Better ocean maps would assist in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, according to Australian National University professor, Neville Exon. ... [more]

Queensland Marine Industry Leadership Changes By Marine Queensland, , 11:59 PM Monday 07 Apr 2014 - GMT
The Marine Queensland membership ushered in a new leadership team at the 2014 Annual General Meeting held on Friday night at the Brisbane Tinnie and Tackle Show. ... [more]

Living ship-shape on the 1.4km $10bn floating city By Media Services, , 11:35 PM Monday 07 Apr 2014 - GMT
All aboard the Freedom Ship! One Florida-based firm is hoping to find investors for its US$10bn project: a 1.4-kilometre long floating city designed to create a unique lifestyle that allows families and individuals to work, live and travel at the same time. ... [more]

Canadian solo sailor rescued north of Auckland By Sail-World Cruising round-up, , 11:33 PM Monday 07 Apr 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
Yet another solo sailor has been rescued by a commercial ship, this time a car carrier, after his yacht was rolled and holed during a storm in the South Pacific. Canadian sailor Art Munneke, a member of the SaltSpring Island Yacht Club, had survived for five days after the incident, augmenting his electric bilge pump with hand pumping. When the bilge pump failed he let off his EPIRB. ... [more]

Hop online to get your fishing permit this Easter By DAFF, , 9:58 PM Monday 07 Apr 2014 - GMT
Recreational fishers looking to wet a line at one of the state’s stocked impoundments this Easter, are reminded to purchase a permit before heading out. ... [more]

Remembering sailing caretaker Bob Billingham By Josh Adams, , 9:47 PM Monday 07 Apr 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Sailing lost a true caretaker of the sport this past week when Bob Billingham passed following a long and valiant fight against cancer. Bob touched many in sailing through his decades of dedication across different areas of the sport, most notably the America’s Cup and the Olympics. ... [more]

Greg Norman announces global investor campaign for Great Keppel Island By Media Services, , 9:36 PM Monday 07 Apr 2014 - GMT
Greg Norman has announced the launch of a global campaign seeking investors to build and operate the largest fully approved, multi-faceted tourism infrastructure project currently in Australia on Great Keppel Island. ... [more]

Menorca Maxi to take place next month By Pierre Orphanidis, , 9:30 PM Monday 07 Apr 2014 - GMT
The Menorca Maxi regatta, promoted by the Menorca Island Council and organised by the Mahón Yacht Club from 21-25 May, positions itself as one of the most exclusive competitions in the Mediterranean and, right from the first edition, joins the selective circuit of Maxi yacht regattas, hosted only by élite locations like Saint-Tropez and Porto Cervo. ... [more]

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