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Ferretti Group’s ‘Service University’ for the first time in Asia_Pac By Ferretti Group, , 2:39 AM Monday 14 Jul 2014 - Powerboat-World GMT
On 8 July, in Hong Kong, the curtain came down on the first edition of the Service University (Ferretti Group's professional training and refresher courses school) to be held in the Asian Pacific region and targeted at all the Group’s official service network operators in this region. More than 30 professionals yachting sector service professionals from China, Singapore, Japan, Thailand, India ... [more]

PWA Pozo World Cup - A week you can't afford to miss By Chris Yates, , 1:56 AM Monday 14 Jul 2014 - GMT
From the 14th to the 20th July the most radical sailors in the world will once again be descending upon the hallowed shores of Pozo Izquierdo, Gran Canaria, as the curtain is raised on the 2014 PWA Wave World Tour. The week ahead promises to be one you can’t afford to miss as the elite of the wave sailing world perform gravity defying stunts to win the adulation of the crowd and the judges. ... [more]

Cowes Dinard St Malo Race - French teams dominate racing By Louay Habib, , 1:25 AM Monday 14 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
French teams dominated the RORC Cowes-Dinard-St.Malo Race, with three yachts from France on the podium for the overall win under IRC, with six of the class winners also being from France. Fast downwind conditions provided a thrilling ride to St.Malo with Loic Fequet's Multi 50, Maitre Jacques, setting a new race record of 11hrs 18mins 50secs. ... [more]

Entering an unfamiliar bay - decision time By Nancy Knudsen, , 9:22 PM Sunday 13 Jul 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
You thought it would be a day trip, but unforecast contrary winds persist and are building. The crew is exhausted, and, as skipper you have decided there's a need to do something different. It'll be getting dark soon. There's a deep gulf ahead, an unfamiliar one, but it promises rest and a good night's sleep. You checked and you have charts. Should you go in? Here consider the options: ... [more]

Images from Helsinki: Kiwis in action in 49er and 49er FX Final By Mick Anderson, , 8:41 PM Sunday 13 Jul 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Photographer Mick Anderson was on hand to capture the Final Day of action in the 2014 49er and 49erFX European Champion ships in Helsinki, Finland. NZL Sailing Team's Peter Burling and Blair Tuke dominated the fleet in the Mens 49er Fleet. Overnight leaders, Alex Maloney and Molly Meech slipped back to third and the Bronze medal. ... [more]

NZL Sailing Team: Gold and Bronze in Helsinki; Aleh holds 3rd in 470 By Jodie Bakewell-White, , 8:11 PM Sunday 13 Jul 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Kiwis have won gold and bronze at the 2014 49er and 49erFX European Championships in Helsinki repeating their 2013 performance.In Athens the 2014 Men’s and Women’s 470 European Championships progresses towards the business end; Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie are lying third with two days of racing remaining. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race crew Team Alvimedica reflects on the past two weeks By Team Alvimedica, , 7:52 PM Sunday 13 Jul 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Volvo Ocean Race entry Team Alvimedica report on their progress since arriving in Newport, RI: It's hard to believe it will be a month tomorrow since we arrived to Newport. Now on the eve of our departure back across the Atlantic, we just wanted to reflect on the past two weeks since we last checked in. ... [more]

BYC Winter Series 2014 - Mumm 36s in close battle for Winter honours By Peter Campbell, , 12:44 PM Sunday 13 Jul 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Conditions were ideal for winter racing today, chilly but sunny with an oscillating breeze that swung between north-east and north-west during the morning, ranging in strength from 6 to 12 knots, with some stronger gusts. ... [more]

America's Cup: Ainslie heads for Los Angeles for Competitor Meeting By Stuart Alexander, , 12:25 PM Sunday 13 Jul 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
A busy weekend for Olympic champion and America’s Cup challenger Sir Ben Ainslie includes a flight to Los Angeles for a summit meeting at which all the potential challengers for the next Cup, scheduled for 2017, will discuss problems with the current developments. ... [more]

Solar 1 Monte Carlo Cup 2014 - Monaco sunshine new fuel for motorboats By Yacht Club de Monaco, , 10:56 AM Sunday 13 Jul 2014 - Powerboat-World GMT
Three days of festivities attracted 25 teams from international universities, mainly northern Europe and the United States. The futuristic vessels designed and built by these young engineers competed in a fleet race, slalom races and one-on-one challenges in front of the Principality, watched with great interest by passers-by and YCM members. ... [more]

Land Rover Winter Series: Colour and fun theme for closing Ladies Day By Jennifer Crooks, CYCA Media, , 10:27 AM Sunday 13 Jul 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Having fun was the theme of the day with the crew of Eye Appeal getting into the spirit of Ladies Day dressing up in Hawaiian shirts and Scottish tamoshantas. ... [more]

Hamilton Island Audi Race Week 2014 - Accommodation options By Kristie Kaighin, Hamilton Island , 9:44 AM Sunday 13 Jul 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Bella Vista East 1 - Highly sought after ground floor two bedroom apartment located on the northern end of the island. Featuring a spacious open plan design, beautiful furnishings plus more. On special at $500 per night! ... [more]

Safety at Sea Two Handed Series sailed in light winds, murk and rain By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 8:18 AM Sunday 13 Jul 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
A decision to delay the start of the 2014 SSANZ Safety at Sea Triple Series Baltic 50, by two hours proved to be a mixed blessing. The winds had been blowing at gale strength for most of the week, including until the early hours of Saturday morning, but a predicted reduction in the wind strength came in earlier than expected. ... [more]

Protecting lagoons could be key to saving Manta Rays By Shara Tonn, , 7:58 AM Sunday 13 Jul 2014 - GMT
But how can we protect animals that range across the open ocean? A recent study funded by the Stanford Woods Institute found that manta rays return again and again to lagoons, which could be a key to their conservation. ... [more]

Baby Nemos finding their way home By ARC Centre of Excellence Coral Reef Studies, , 7:39 AM Sunday 13 Jul 2014 - GMT
The paper has been published in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface, a journal that aims to link physics and biology. Professor Wolanski, from TropWater and the School of Marine and Tropical Biology, said fish larvae showed they used the two senses to find their way home. ... [more]

49er and FX Europeans: Final Day - Live video action from Helsinki By Sail-World, , 6:16 AM Sunday 13 Jul 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Live video coverage of the Final Day of the 49er and 49erFX European Championships being staged in Helsinki, Finland. The Men race first in the 49er followed by the Women in the 49erFX. ... [more]

Rio cleaning up its act in the lead up to Olympic sailing test event By Jeni Bone, , 5:27 AM Sunday 13 Jul 2014 - GMT
As the football World Cup wraps up in Brazil, Brazil's President says the Rio 2016 Olympic Games will be a top priority . The next fixture on the calendar for Rio is Aquece Rio, the first of the sailing test events, to be held 2 to 9 August, 10 Olympic classes will compete of Marina da Gloria, an area notorious for accumulating rubbish on its foreshores and its foul-smelling water. ... [more]

The Clipper Race - Henri Lloyd presented with the Clipper Race trophy By Clipper Ventures, , 5:02 AM Sunday 13 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
2013 - 14 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Winning boat Henri Lloyd has been presented with the Clipper Race trophy at a prizegiving ceremony in St Katharine Docks, London, this afternoon having been victorious in the world’s longest ocean race. ... [more]

Audi Melges 20 Riva Del Garda - Levi Grabs hold lead By Melges 20, , 4:16 AM Sunday 13 Jul 2014 - GMT
At the top, in stunning Riva Del Garda is provisional 2014 Melges 20 Audi-Tron Sailing Series leader Dario Levi aboard Fremito D'Arja. Levi won two of the three races held today, resulting in a substantial eleven point overall lead ahead of second place Guido Miani on Out of Reach. Miani is chased by Achille Onorato's Mascalzone Latino Jr. in third. ... [more]

NYYC Race Week - Part I Classics Day 1 By Barby MacGowan, , 3:20 AM Sunday 13 Jul 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Narragansett Bay was splashed with as much history as color today when 25 show-stopping vintage yachts took to its waters north of Newport’s Pell Bridge to kick off Part I of New York Yacht Club Race Week at Newport presented by Rolex. In its ninth edition, the biennial event hosts a variety of classic yachts for racing over its first weekend (July 12-13) ... [more]

ABYC Fourth of July Regatta - Day 1 By Rich Roberts, , 2:25 AM Sunday 13 Jul 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
The boat hoists weren't working, so three classes couldn't compete, but that didn't discourage the Snipes or the women who shared them on Day one of Alamitos Bay Yacht Club's Fourth of July Regatta Saturday. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Important preparatory crossing for Team Alvimedica By Team Alvimedica, , 2:04 AM Sunday 13 Jul 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
The Volvo Ocean Race crew on Team Alvimedica update us as they prepare to sail the boat offshore for the first time since having a race-compliant nine sailors onboard. ... [more]

Collinson FX Market Commentary: July 12, 2014 - KIWI heads to 90c By Collinson FX, , 1:50 AM Sunday 13 Jul 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
July 12, 2014: The KIWI is holding above 0.8800 and will look towards short term targets of 0.9000 before the impact of destructive monetary policy undermines the 'rock star' economy and has a fundamental impact of the long term state of the currency. ... [more]

High Latitude Sailing - Book of the Week By Nancy Knudsen, , 11:21 PM Saturday 12 Jul 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
Personally I am a warm-water girl, loving the leap into the briny almost as much as the sail, but maybe that's why I just love reading about those who dare to sail in the High Latitudes. Now Climate Change has (sadly) made the high latitudes more and more accessible for adventurous sailors. ... [more]

Will the Olympics make a difference to Rio pollution? By Jeni Bone, , 10:28 PM Saturday 12 Jul 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Aus GMT
As the football World Cup wraps up in Brazil, Brazil's President says the Rio 2016 Olympic Games will be a top priority . The next fixture on the calendar for Rio is Aquece Rio, the first of the sailing test events, to be held 2 to 9 August, 10 Olympic classes will compete of Marina da Gloria, an area notorious for accumulating rubbish on its foreshores and its foul-smelling water. ... [more]

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