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Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race start postponed for 21hrs By Sail-World, , 10:55 AM Sunday 10 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
The Race Committee of the Royal Ocean Racing Club have taken the decision to postpone the start of the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race 2014 by 21 hours. The new start time will be 0900 on the 11th August 2014. The Race Committee took this decision after receiving advice that the low pressure system known as Bertha is moving more slowly than previously predicted ... [more]

2014 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: Last minute accommodation options By Kristie Kaighin, Hamilton Island , 9:30 AM Sunday 10 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
2014 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - The Quarterdeck – Now available after a last minute cancellation! This is a fantastic four bedroom villa that sleeps up to 12 people and includes two-x buggies plus a private pool. ... [more]

Team Alvimedica completes Volvo Ocean Race line-up By Stefano Blin, , 7:21 AM Sunday 10 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
The full line-up will take part in the Round Britain and Ireland Race, which starts today from Cowes on the Isle of Wight and includes five Volvo Ocean Race teams. Severe weather warnings are in place and conditions are expected to be treacherous. ... [more]

2014 Aquece Rio Int'l Sailing Regatta - Two gold medals for Australia By Cora Zillich, , 4:04 AM Sunday 10 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
2014 Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta - Olympic Gold medallist Mat Belcher (QLD) and World Champion crew Will Ryan (QLD) have brought the Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta 2014 to a successful close by winning Gold in the Men’s 470 fleet. Earlier in the day Tom Burton (NSW) won the Gold medal in the Laser class. ... [more]

Too Cool takes first place at the Sunshine Coast Ocean Regatta 2014 By Del Morrison, Sunshine Coast , 2:47 AM Sunday 10 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
After the effect of a discard, the result took some competitors by surprise with Denis Dean’s Farr 1020, Too Cool, the overall winner of SCOR 2014. Winners of SCOR 2014 were presented with prizes generously donated by Norths Sails. ... [more]

NZL Sailing Team: 470's win two more medals at Olympic Test Regatta By Jodie Bakewell-White, , 2:42 AM Sunday 10 Aug 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
New Zealand has added gold and silver on the final day of Olympic Sailing Test Event win four medals in Rio, Brazil. Today, Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie finished fourth in the medal race and broke the three way tie in the Women’s 470 to secure the gold ahead of the British who had to settle for silver. In the Mens 470 Paul Snow-Hansen and Daniel Willcox won the Medal race and the Bronze medal. ... [more]

Vision Surveys Airlie Beach Race Week - Sports Boats shine on Day two By Tracey Johnstone, Airlie Beach , 1:33 AM Sunday 10 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
The fleet headed out to the start line in sunshine and a building breeze kicking 20 to 25 kts in Pioneer Bay and similar conditions out wide. All divisions, except the Sports Boats, enjoyed a quick ride out across the bay, around White Rock, West Molle and return. The Sports Boats stayed in the bay for a windward-leeward race day. The fleet were on fire after a dramatic first day. ... [more]

Aquece Rio – Int'l Sailing Regatta - Action concludes on Guanabara Bay By ISAF, , 9:38 PM Saturday 09 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
The Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta 2014 has drawn to a close with the Laser, Laser Radial and 470 honours being picked up on the final day of action. The Laser and Laser Radial gold medals went the way of Tom Burton (AUS) and Anne Marie Rindom (DEN). ... [more]

Aquece Rio - US sailors finish top 10 in 5 classes By Will Ricketson, , 9:22 PM Saturday 09 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
The Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta (Olympic Test Event) concluded on Saturday with US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider athletes finishing in the top 10 in five of 10 classes. 'We came here with 25 athletes to learn as much as we can about the Rio sailing venue and Guanabara Bay,' said Josh Adams, Managing Director of US Olympic Sailing. ... [more]

Round Britain and Ireland Race - Forecast leads to course reversal By Louay Habib, , 7:35 PM Saturday 09 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
The Royal Racing Club made the following announcement on the eve of the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race: It has been decided by the Race Committee to reverse the course to sail anticlockwise around Great Britain and Ireland. The decision was based on aiming to provide a more enjoyable race for all the yachts in the fleet. The start will still be from the Royal Yacht Squadron to the East. ... [more]

Huge turnout for HISC Youth Week 2014 By Sarah Johnson, Hayling Island , 7:28 PM Saturday 09 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
193 young sailors took part in Hayling Island Sailing Club’s 2014 Youth Open Race Week, making it the largest multi class youth sailing event on the South Coast. The extremely popular and competitive annual event attracted a full range of sailing abilities from eight year old beginner sailors through to Youth World Champions. ... [more]

ORC World Championship - Winners revealed on final day in Kiel By ORC Media, , 7:12 PM Saturday 09 Aug 2014 - GMT
As if an intentional counterpoint to the light winds found during most of this week, the final day and final race of the 2014 ORC World Championship had strong gusty winds, alternating rain and sun, and the same steep choppy waves that are so famous for Kiel. ... [more]

Int'l OK Dinghy British Nationals - Title up for grabs at Dabchicks SC By Lee Child, , 7:05 PM Saturday 09 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Dabchicks Sailing Club on Mersea Island, Essex will play host to the International OK Dinghy National Championship from 16-19 August. It is the fourth time the club has hosted the event in the past two decades and it is lining up to be one of the most competitive class championships for many years. ... [more]

Copa del Rey Mapfre - Third overall for Robertissima By Paul Cayard, , 6:29 PM Saturday 09 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
he short story is that we finished second in today's race, and third for the Copa del Rey Mapfre in Palma. The longer story is that the wind filled in so late that only one race was possible. When it filled it was the windiest of the week, at 18 knots. On Robertissima, we had a great start and controlled the race, leading at very mark including the finish. ... [more]

Copa del Rey Mapfre - Quantum Racing squash the challenge in Palma By 52 Super Series, , 6:16 PM Saturday 09 Aug 2014 - GMT
There was to be no succession at the 2014 Copa del Rey Mapfre. Rán Racing may have gone into the final day of the Mediterranean’s showcase regatta with designs on the King’s Cup, just three points behind reigning champions Quantum Racing, but the defending champions squashed the challenge from Niklas Zennström’s team on the start line. ... [more]

Round Britain and Ireland Race - Dongfeng Race Team prepare for battle By Amy Monkman, , 6:01 PM Saturday 09 Aug 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
Tomorrow, Sunday 10th August, five out of the seven Volvo Ocean Race teams who will go on to compete in the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race, will take to the start line of the Round Britain and Ireland Race. This will be the first time the Volvo Ocean 65 Dongfeng will line up directly against the competition. ... [more]

Copa del Rey Mapfre - Azzurra on the podium in Palma By Azzurra Sailing Team, , 5:54 PM Saturday 09 Aug 2014 - GMT
Azzurra claimed second place today, behind Phoenix, in the day's only race. The 33rd Copa del Rey Mapfre, third stage of the Barclays 52 Super Series, was won by Quantum, Ran claimed second place while Azzurra stepped on the third step of the podium. ... [more]

Int'l Star Class Eastern Hemisphere Championship commences tomorrow By Star Sailors League, , 5:47 PM Saturday 09 Aug 2014 - GMT
There are only a few hours to go to the start of the 2014 International Star Class Eastern Hemisphere Championship, which takes place at the Sailing Club Urnersee (SCU) between August 10th and 13th. ... [more]

Lysekil Women’s Match: Camilla Ulrikkeholm secures 4th consecutive win By WIM Series, , 5:39 PM Saturday 09 Aug 2014 - GMT
Camilla Ulrikkeholm did it again. After four final matches, with more drama than the crowds on the cliffs could have wished for, the world number one secured her fourth consecutive victory in the 10th edition of Lysekil Women’s Match. ... [more]

Gazprom Swan 60 World Championship - Bronenosec claims the crown By Jessica Francis, , 5:06 PM Saturday 09 Aug 2014 - GMT
This year’s edition of the Gazprom Swan 60 World Championship saw Vladimir Liubomirov’s Bronenosec (RUS) take the title for the second time. Sailing with a mix of Russian and Italian crew members the victory was particularly sweet having sailed an exemplary series. ... [more]

Copa del Rey Mapfre - Day 6 images by Carlo Borlenghi By Carlo Borlenghi Images, , 4:51 PM Saturday 09 Aug 2014 - GMT
Carlo Borlenghi was on site in Palma to cature these photos during day six of the 33rd Copa del Rey Mapfre. ... [more]

Aquece Rio - Participation analysis from Franck Cammas By Groupama Sailing Team, , 4:45 PM Saturday 09 Aug 2014 - GMT
Always quick to see the positive side of things despite a mildly frustrating tenth place, the skipper of Groupama, Franck Cammas, gives us a cheery analysis of his participation in the Rio Test Event with Sophie de Turckheim in the Nacra 17. The event was won in style by their compatriots Besson-Riou. ... [more]

Copa del Rey Mapfre - Final day action shots by Jesus Renedo By Sail-World.com, , 4:35 PM Saturday 09 Aug 2014 - GMT
Photographer Jesus Renedo was on deck in Palma to capture these images on the final day of the Copa del Rey Mapfre. ... [more]

Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta: Four titles for the taking By Daniel Smith, , 3:40 PM Saturday 09 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
The Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta 2014 will conclude on Saturday 9 August with the medals to be decided in the Men’s and Women’s 470, Laser and Laser Radial on the Pão de Açucar race track. Cloud and scattered showers were visible outside the 60 Medal Race sailors’ windows on the final day. ... [more]

Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - Course change revealed By James Bremridge, , 3:34 PM Saturday 09 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
For the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race, Amendment No.2 to the Sailing Instructions, has been released at 1510 today. This changes the course so that Britain and Ireland is left to Port (anticlockwise around). ... [more]

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