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Foiling Week 2014 at Lake Garda overall By Johno Fullerton, Grand Prix Sailing, , 11:29 AM Friday 18 Jul 2014 - GMT
Foiling Week 2014 took place on Lake Garda from 5 - 11 July and is already causing quite a stir in the fast and furious world of foiling. ... [more]

Collinson FX Market Commentary: July 18, 2014 - AUD moves up By Collinson FX, , 10:49 AM Friday 18 Jul 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
July 18, 2014: The NZD was trading around 0.8670 after recent CPI numbers revealed the extent RBNZ monetary policy was impacting on the economy. Consumer Confidence fell from 3.4% last month, to just 0.6%, revealing the parlous state of the consumer in a tightening market which the RBNZ intend to exacerbate next week. ... [more]

AWT Pacasmayo Classic 2014 - Catching up with Levi Siver By Chris Freeman, AWT Head Judge, , 10:33 AM Friday 18 Jul 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
The Pacasmayo Classic is like no other stop on the American Windsurfing Tour. Being our only stop outside of North America, it is a gateway to a whole new world of windsurfing. The Pacasmayo Classic is an opportunity for riders based in South America to highlight their talents, and for traveling Tour riders to challenge themselves in the endless Peruvian waves. ... [more]

Cowes Week 2014 - Announcing Green Blue Day on Saturday 2 August By Cowes Week Ltd, , 10:02 AM Friday 18 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Organisers of Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week, Cowes Week Limited, have teamed-up with The Green Blue – the joint environment initiative of the Royal Yachting Association and British Marine Federation - and Sunsail to further develop the number of green initiatives already in place at the regatta. ... [more]

Top Kiwi Laser sailor just avoids being on downed airliner By Sail-World, , 9:08 AM Friday 18 Jul 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Top New Zealand Laser sailor Michael Bullot was very fortunate to avoid being aboard the ill-fated MH17 airliner, shot down over the Ukraine today. Bullot has stepped up his 2016 Olympic campaign, and had achieved some useful placings on the international circuit including a sixth at Kieler Woche, Germany. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Trans-Atlantic: Team Alvimedica - 500 Miles By Team Alvimedica, , 8:43 AM Friday 18 Jul 2014 - GMT
It's darn impressive though that upon completing this Trans-Atlantic, we, Abu Dhabi, and SCA will have already crossed the Atlantic twice each. That's an insane amount of pre-race sailing for this new one-design VO65, and a significant improvement from the Volvo Open 70 days when much of the work before the start of the race was spent on repairs and modifications. ... [more]

Pacific Cup 2014 – Photos of ‘Invisible Hand’ By Erik Simonson, , 8:16 AM Friday 18 Jul 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Since 1980, the Pacific Cup has been sailed from San Francisco Bay to Hawaii every other year, and since 1988 the finish has been at the warm and welcoming Kaneohe Yacht Club on Oahu. Invisible Hand, skippered by Frank Slootman, is racing in Pacific Cup. ... [more]

French 420s: Waste timber, lifejackets, Glad wrap and Dumpster diving By Rob Burn, , 6:31 AM Friday 18 Jul 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Rob Burn reports from the final day of the French 420 Nationals: Waste timber, lifejackets, Glad wrap and Dumpster diving..... Or how to build a roof rack to carry a 420 dinghy on a Fiat van when your transport turns to custard and your have 11 hours drive ahead of you. ... [more]

NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team: Three in top ten at ISAF Youth Worlds By Jodie Bakewell-White, , 5:55 AM Friday 18 Jul 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Going into the final day of the 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships three of the NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team are within the top ten of their fleet with our 29er crew in good shape for a podium finish. Ian Neely, Team Manager says; 'I think the majority of the team had their best races today, it was good to see the guys doing well after a tough week.' ... [more]

International 14 World Championships - No excuse for not being there By Tracey Johnstone, , 4:34 AM Friday 18 Jul 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
2015 International 14 World Championship - There is no excuse for missing out on the 2015 International 14 World Championships being held at the Royal Geelong Yacht Club, in Victoria, Australia, from the 3 to the 17 January 2015. ... [more]

VX One North American Champ - Four races on opening day lead to tie By Julie and Christopher Howell, , 4:00 AM Friday 18 Jul 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Four races were completed as the VX One North American Championship got underway Thursday, hosted by Newport Yacht Club in Newport, Rhode Island. Brian Bennett’s Bennett Racing and Chris Alexander’s Isabelita are locked in a tie for first place at 15 points each. Bennett notched a one, seven, two, five, while Alexander tallied three, five, five, two. Tom Chiginsky’s VX140 holds third place ... [more]

Audi Hamilton Island Race - Karl Kwok aims for the top By Rob Mundle, , 2:36 AM Friday 18 Jul 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
2014 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - One of the best-known and most successful yachtsmen in the Asia-Pacific region, Karl Kwok, has set his sights on becoming outright champion in the IRC Grand Prix Division at next month’s Audi Hamilton Island Race Week. ... [more]

J/70 North American Championship opens with Healy-Keane tight battle By Julie and Christopher Howell, , 2:13 AM Friday 18 Jul 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Three races were completed on the initial day of the J/70 North American Championship, hosted by Rochester Yacht Club in Rochester, New York. ... [more]

Three Defensive Docking Strategies for Sailors By Captain John Jamieson, Florida , 11:04 PM Thursday 17 Jul 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
Keep emergency docking plans at the forefront of your 'what if' mindset. Just in case that boat pulls out ahead of you or your engine conks out in restricted waters. Practice these defensive docking strategies to be prepared for the unexpected in close quarters. ... [more]

Lake Ontario 300 Challenge - J’s reign supreme By JBoats, , 10:29 PM Thursday 17 Jul 2014 - GMT
The Lake Ontario 300 Challenge always provides a challenging circumnavigation of Lake Ontario. Co-hosted by Oakville Yacht Squadron and the Port Credit Yacht Club. Teams have the option of two courses, the Main Duck Island course of 300nm and the shorter Scotch Bonnet Island course of 190nm. Both courses start and finish at Port Credit YC. ... [more]

90th Bayview Mackinac Race - J's on form off Mackinac Island By JBoats, , 10:20 PM Thursday 17 Jul 2014 - GMT
This year’s Bell’s Beer 90th Bayview Mackinac Race began on July 12 in Southern Lake Huron, with 9-11 knots of breeze offering the 227 boats in 14 classes a swift downwind leg along the two courses offered, either to the Presque Isle Lighthouse, where the Shore course begins taking a left, or the Cove Buoy where the Cove Island Course does the same (about 130 miles away from the start). ... [more]

Farr 40 West Coast Championship - Flash Gordon takes lead By Tink Chambers, Santa Barbara , 10:14 PM Thursday 17 Jul 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
One of the notable storylines going into the Farr 40 West Coast Championship was the arrival of three Australian boats to the 2014 International Circuit. The Aussies made quite an impact on the opening day of the regatta, but it was an old standby that come out on top after three races were conducted off Santa Barbara. ... [more]

CYC Race to Mackinac - 333+ ready to race By JBoats, , 10:03 PM Thursday 17 Jul 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Over 333 boats are entered to go sail in a race that is 333 statue miles long (289.4nm), the Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac. Good Karma. The oldest annual freshwater distance race in the world is an enormous part of the Chicago area and Great Lakes social sailing calendar. ... [more]

Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan on the horizon By WIM Series, , 9:54 PM Thursday 17 Jul 2014 - GMT
The Women’s International Match Racing Series (WIM Series) welcomes Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan in Vannes to the 2014 schedule. The event was initiated and is organized by double World Champion and multiple world ranking #1, Claire Leroy. ... [more]

Melges 32 European Championship - Synergy GT leads after day 1 By Joy Dunigan, , 9:35 PM Thursday 17 Jul 2014 - GMT
Day one of racing for the seventeen-strong fleet at the Melges 32 European Championship in Riva Del Garda was nothing short of spectacular. Three races under stunning conditions elevated overall leader Valentin Zavadnikov and his Synergy GT team to the top of the ranking charts, now ahead by three. ... [more]

Caribbean Dinghy Championships - Proposals sought for hosting By Caribbean Sailing Association, , 9:22 PM Thursday 17 Jul 2014 - GMT
In June, the CSA announced that it is offering all member yacht clubs and sailing associations an opportunity to host the Caribbean Dinghy Championships (‘CDC’) on an annual basis. ... [more]

ISAF Delegate to attend CSA Annual Conference By Caribbean Sailing Association, , 9:17 PM Thursday 17 Jul 2014 - GMT
As we announced two weeks ago, the CSA Annual Conference will take place from the 24th to 26th October in Antigua. Following the press release, Dan Jaspers, ISAF Training and Development Manager, has been in touch with CSA President Peter Holmberg to express his interest in an ISAF Training and Development representative attending the 2014 Conference. ... [more]

ISAF Youth Worlds - Spain's 420 Girls claim gold in Tavira + Video By ISAF, , 9:01 PM Thursday 17 Jul 2014 - GMT
At the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships, Spain's Silvia Mas Depares and Marta Davila Mateu clinched 420 Girls gold with a race to spare on the penultimate day of racing in Tavira, Portugal. The Spanish team have been sensational on the water and sealed the deal with a bullet and a sixth. ... [more]

2014 Flying Dutchman World Championship - Magyars on the march By Alan Henderson, United Kingdom , 9:00 PM Thursday 17 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
After a wet and windy first day, a light second day, the third day brought four seasons all in one day to sailors at the Flying Dutchman (FD) World Championships, Largs. The day started with a postponement due to high winds gusting to 28 knots, backed by low visibility under the dark skies and heavy rain showers. But a couple of hours later, winds dropped to 15 knots to allow the first start. ... [more]

Airlie Beach Race Week - New Zealand entry takes numbers to 100 By Tracey Johnstone, Airlie Beach , 8:52 PM Thursday 17 Jul 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
The New Zealand boat Bullrush is the 100th entry in this year’s Vision Surveys 25th Airlie Beach Race Week being held from eighth to 15th August 2014. ... [more]

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