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Aquece Rio - Kids inspired to think about sustainability By ISAF, , 12:04 AM Friday 08 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
While the Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta 2014, the first Rio 2016 test event, continues to produce thrilling races on the waters of Guanabara Bay, back on dry land it is inspiring the city's children to think about a wide range of important issues. ... [more]

August CORK events commence tomorrow By Marianne Davis, , 9:47 PM Thursday 07 Aug 2014 - GMT
Tomorrow marks the first day of racing for the CORK International Optimist Regatta, continuing until Sunday, August 10th. The Optimist is a single-handed dinghy suitable for sailors up to 15 years of age. Many of the best sailors in the world started sailing in these boats. ... [more]

Think Blue Kite Surf World Cup - Variable conditions on day 6 By PKRA, , 9:15 PM Thursday 07 Aug 2014 - GMT
Day six of the Think Blue Kite Surf World continued today in variable conditions that kept riders on hold throughout the day. The freestyle trials took priority with only four heats remaining. Although the competition resumed multiple times throughout the morning and afternoon, each heat had to be abandoned due to unsuitable conditions, ending with no results for the day. ... [more]

Optimist British and Open Champs - Sir Ben Ainslie inspires youngsters By Amy Cada, , 8:54 PM Thursday 07 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Sunshine and wind every day of the week has made for one of the best Volvo Gill Optimist British and Open Championships in recent memory, and today [Thursday 7 August] was no different for the Optimist sailors at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy. ... [more]

America's Cup: Royal NZ Yacht Squadron announces Challenge By Sail-World, , 8:02 PM Thursday 07 Aug 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron has lodged a challenge for the 35th America’s Cup. Out-going Commodore Steve Burrett announced that the challenge would go ahead at the Squadron’s annual meeting last night. ... [more]

Kona Windsurfing Europeans - Fantastic 3 days for the Irish team By Irish Sailing Associaton, , 7:59 PM Thursday 07 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
The Irish team had a fantastic three days competing at the Kona Windsurfing Europeans in Båstad, Sweden last weekend. Racing started Friday morning, but most used the option to sail and compete in two practise races on the Thursday as well. Because all the equipment is one design it was possible to charter equipment at the venue, which all the Irish competitors availed of. ... [more]

ORC World Championship - Light air and close racing in Kiel By ORC Media, , 7:34 PM Thursday 07 Aug 2014 - GMT
Light air and close racing once again characterizes the fourth day of competition at the 2014 ORC World Championship, with the fleet racing on their second offshore race of the series around the Kieler Bucht in variable conditions of 3-8 knots of wind. ... [more]

Artemis Challenge: Dongfeng second VO65 home in race around IOW By Amy Monkman, , 7:26 PM Thursday 07 Aug 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
Dongfeng Race Team was the second of the Volvo Ocean 65’s to cross the Artemis Challenge finish line, four minutes behind Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing and ahead of Team SCA. Today’s Artemis Challenge, a 50-mile race around the Isle of Wight, has been the very first opportunity for ‘Dongfeng’ to line up against the Volvo Ocean Race competition. ... [more]

Copa del Rey Mapfre - Quantum Racing rescue valuable second in Palma By 52 Super Series, , 7:13 PM Thursday 07 Aug 2014 - GMT
They have done it before and will undoubtedly do it again before this Barclays 52 Super Series is out, but Quantum Racing today on the Bay of Palma produced a timely reminder of their champions’ hallmarks when they dug their way out from an early fifth place to rescue a valuable second around a windward-leeward course which others might have regarded as lacking in such recovery opportunities. ... [more]

Follow these tips when anchoring By Alex and Daria Blackwell, , 6:48 PM Thursday 07 Aug 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
Unless you are far offshore, at one point or another you will to need to park your boat. This may be because you want to or because you need to. In either case you have three choices. You can go to a dock, which lacks many of the plus points of being away from land. You can pick up a mooring, which often has a number of challenges and unknowns associated with it. ... [more]

Follow these tips when anchoring By Alex and Daria Blackwell, , 6:48 PM Thursday 07 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AF GMT
Unless you are far offshore, at one point or another you will to need to park your boat. This may be because you want to or because you need to. In either case you have three choices. You can go to a dock, which lacks many of the plus points of being away from land. You can pick up a mooring, which often has a number of challenges and unknowns associated with it. ... [more]

Copa del Rey Mapfre - Hot and cold day 4 for Robertissima By Paul Cayard, , 6:43 PM Thursday 07 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Paul Cayard reports on day four at the 33rd Copa del Rey Mapfre for the crew onboard Robertissima: Hot and cold today for Robertissima. Except it's always hot here in Palma! Two races were conducted on the Bay of Palma today in 10 knots of wind from the southwest. ... [more]

Copa del Rey Mapfre - Mixed bag in Palma for Azzurra By Azzurra Sailing Team, , 6:34 PM Thursday 07 Aug 2014 - GMT
Following a good second place in the day's first race at the Copa del Rey Mapfre, Azzurra couldn't find her pace in the second race and finished fifth. The winners of the day are Quantum and Ran, who sit on the two top positions of the scoretable, followed by Azzurra. ... [more]

Artemis Challenge proves ideal dress rehearsal for Musandam-Oman Sail By Oman Sail, , 6:23 PM Thursday 07 Aug 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
It was not a day for breaking records but the Artemis Challenge proved an ideal dress rehearsal for the crew on Musandam-Oman Sail ahead of the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race starting on Sunday. ... [more]

Gazprom Swan 60 World Championship - Bronenosec extends lead By Jessica Francis, , 6:08 PM Thursday 07 Aug 2014 - GMT
Race day four at the Gazprom Swan 60 World Championship saw both new and familiar faces at the front of the fleet. In shifty conditions with the wind from between 210° to 220° and pressure from nine to 11 knots, the two windward leeward races challenged the crews as gear changes through the pressure became paramount to success. ... [more]

Lysekil Women's Match - Kjellberg breaks Danish winning streak By WIM Series, , 5:55 PM Thursday 07 Aug 2014 - GMT
It was not until the last match of the double round robin at the Lysekil Women's Match, but local hero Anna Kjellberg managed to break the Danish titleholder Camilla Ulrikkeholm’s long row of victorious matches. The Danish crew still won the round robin, with Kjellberg runner-up, and both now advance to the next stage. ... [more]

Round Britain and Ireland Race coloca em ação cinco barcos da VOR By Volvo Ocean Race, , 4:55 PM Thursday 07 Aug 2014 - GMT
A regata Round Britain and Ireland Race será um ensaio da Volvo Ocean Race. Neste domingo (9), cinco dos seis barcos confirmados para a Volta ao Mundo se enfrentam nas águas britânicas. Estarão na linha de largada as equipes: Team SCA, Dongfeng Race Team, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, Team Alvimedica e a equipe espanhola - ainda sem nome definido. ... [more]

Cinq Volvo 65 engagés dans le Tour des Iles Britanniques By Volvo Ocean Race, , 4:44 PM Thursday 07 Aug 2014 - GMT
Avant de s’élancer pour le tour du monde, c’est autour de la Grande Bretagne et de l’Irlande que vont s’engager cinq concurrents de la Volvo Ocean Race dimanche prochain. ... [more]

Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - As tough as it gets By RORC Event Press, , 4:29 PM Thursday 07 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
In the 2010 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race, Damian Foxall was watch leader on Volvo 70, Groupama. Taking Line Honours and setting a race record of five days, 21 hours, 26 minutes and 55 seconds, the Volvo 70 went on to win the 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race with Foxall achieving cult status in his native Ireland. ... [more]

Copa del Rey Mapfre - Action shots by Max Ranchi By Max Ranchi Photography, , 4:16 PM Thursday 07 Aug 2014 - GMT
Photographer Max Ranchi was on the water at the Copa del Rey Mapfre to capture these images during race 7. ... [more]

Pyefleet Week attracts record entries for 2014 By Fiona Brown, , 4:04 PM Thursday 07 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Pyefleet Week, the East Coast's premier dinghy regatta, gets underway on Saturday 9 August for eight days of great racing and family fun. With up to 150 entries anticipated it's all set to be a bumper edition. Hosted by Brightlingsea Sailing Club in Essex, Pyefleet Week offers sailing for all, from grand prix dinghies and classic day boats to cadets and novices. ... [more]

METS - New look and feel for SuperYacht Pavilion By Sigrid van der Wel, , 3:54 PM Thursday 07 Aug 2014 - GMT
Exhibitors in the SuperYacht Pavilion at this year’s METS have received details of the fresh and innovative new uniform stand designs for this dedicated part of the show. The first reactions have been very positive. The SuperYacht Pavilion at METS is the central platform for the worldwide superyacht industry and has become a destination in its own right for many visitors. ... [more]

Aurora to ship Riviera’s World Premiere to Fort Lauderdale By Lauren Brittain, , 3:30 PM Thursday 07 Aug 2014 - GMT
Appointed as Riviera’s preferred international yacht logistics company, Aurora Global Logistics is proud to be shipping Riviera’s latest models, the 565 SUV and also the 6000 Sport Yacht direct from its debut at the Sydney International Boat Show to the USA for exhibition at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. ... [more]

Aquece Rio – Int'l Sailing Regatta - RS:X medal racers at the ready By Daniel Smith, , 3:19 PM Thursday 07 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
The first Medal Races will be held at the Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta 2014 on Thursday 7 August with the Men’s and Women’s RS:X taking to the Pão de Açucar race track. ... [more]

Repairs and results for Sunshine Coast Ocean Regatta - Day 3 and 4 By Del Morrison, Sunshine Coast , 3:12 PM Thursday 07 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
The Sunshine Coast Ocean Regatta (S.C.O.R) has continued on day three and four with milder conditions than earlier in the week. Wednesday 6th August brought a lay day, however many competitors were kept busy making repairs to their vessels after some tough conditions. ... [more]

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