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PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Action resumes on day 3 By Chris Yates, , 2:57 AM Monday 28 Jul 2014 - GMT
The wind returned on the third day of the Fuerteventura PWA Grand Slam, hosted by René Egli, as winds of 14-24 knots provided some of the best racing conditions of the year, allowing the third elimination to be completed. Pascal Toselli (Starboard / Point-7) struck again to claim his second bullet of the week, which sees the Frenchman rise to the top of the event rankings. ... [more]

Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race Start 2014 VIDEO By Dale Lorimer, Sydney , 11:29 PM Sunday 27 Jul 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
The Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race start saw the fleet of 56 yachts slowly move out of Sydney Harbour under blue skies and a light north westerly breeze that dropped out totally as the boats reached the Heads. The fleet came to a complete standstill as many of the yachts drifted around under South Head lighthouse. ... [more]

Laser Radial Men’s World Championship 2014- Final day By Jeff Martin, , 12:57 PM Sunday 27 Jul 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
After a clean start under a black flag Stelmaszyk held his nerve in the light 11 knot North East wind to lead the fleet round the first mark. He was caught on the downwind by Alexander Finian AUS and they rounded the opposite marks of the gate together just in front of Karolis Janulionis LTU and Rudawski. ... [more]

Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Start; Images by Crosbie Lorimer By Crosbie Lorimer, Sydney , 11:52 AM Sunday 27 Jul 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
You could have been forgiven for thinking you'd missed out on a whole 12 months if you were on Sydney Harbour yesterday. Rewind to July 2013 and exactly the same conditions prevailed only minutes after the start signal - bright sunshine, flat seas and barely a skerrick of wind. Crosbie Lorimer was in the midst of the drifting fleet and captured these images. ... [more]

J-Cup Regatta 2014 report By Phil Riley, , 11:28 AM Sunday 27 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
To cap a memorable event, boat and crew were also awarded the prestigious J-Cup 2014 at Saturday night's hugely attended Gala Dinner and Prizegiving. Ultimate success, after what proved to be challenging and tricky wind conditions across all three days, was also a personal triumph after years of competition. ... [more]

Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast: Michael Clarke completes first race By Di Pearson, CYCA Media, , 10:46 AM Sunday 27 Jul 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
On his friend and crew member Michael Clarke, Bell said: 'He loved it. He had a great time and wasn’t seasick at all. He tweeted from the boat constantly and he’ll have another crack, but the Hobart will have to wait until he’s retired from cricket.' ... [more]

DSS Winter Series - Family crew sails Obsession to outright victory By Peter Campbell, , 10:14 AM Sunday 27 Jul 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Creese plans to contest this year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Race with Obsession, sailing without his family with a crew of ten for the long ocean race. 'But we will continue contesting the winter race as a family team,' he added. ... [more]

2014 Pacific Cup - Scarlet Runner wins By Vanessa Yates, Hawaii , 9:10 AM Sunday 27 Jul 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
2014 Pacific Cup - Since crossing the finish line at 02:05:18 HST on Saturday 19 July the crew of Scarlet Runner, have been cautiously celebrating their provisional race results. Although first place in their Latitude 38 division looked likely for Robert Date's Reichel/Pugh 52, it was still possible that pending strong winds could favour the 48 other competitors still to complete their journey ... [more]

A Mooring in Iceberg Alley By Rebecca Jackson, , 8:45 AM Sunday 27 Jul 2014 - GMT
The fatal blow was definitely not the first hit. For 13 months, icebergs had plowed over Mooring SF1, again and again. They pushed the long line of underwater scientific instruments toward the seafloor in a Greenland fjord. Usually, these chunks of ice—sometimes as tall as a skyscraper and as wide as seven city blocks—would hold down SF1 for several hours and then move along. ... [more]

Gladwell's Line: America's Cup - Joint Statement is a curious note By Richard Gladwell, , 8:39 AM Sunday 27 Jul 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
The Joint Statement issued on Friday, by four European America's Cup teams, appears to indicate a change of stance in relations between the Defender and Challengers. Most obvious absence was that of long-standing Challenger, Emirates Team New Zealand, otherwise all would have been sweetness and light. ... [more]

Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race: Wild Oats claims line honours By Di Pearson, CYCA Media, , 8:08 AM Sunday 27 Jul 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
On the carbon wing breaking off while surfing down waves at high speed, Richards said they would likely go back to the drawing board. 'We’re not really sure what happened yet though – whether we hit something or not – we’ll have to take a look at the hull and see what’s what,' he said. ... [more]

ISAF Youth Match Racing World Champ - Top four battle it out for final By NJK, , 6:20 AM Sunday 27 Jul 2014 - GMT
2014 ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Denmark, France, Australia and USA are fighting for a place in the ISAF Youth Match Race World Championship final. ... [more]

Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race - Wild Oats XI set to take line honours By Jennifer Crooks, , 5:38 AM Sunday 27 Jul 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
2014 Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race - Wild Oats XI, Bob Oatley’s 100 foot super maxi, skippered by Mark Richards, is set to take line honours in the 29th Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race at approximately 3.35pm this afternoon. ... [more]

Marine Rescue volunteers called to rescue out of fuel vessel updates By Ken McManus, , 5:18 AM Sunday 27 Jul 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
The cause of the problem was a faulty fuel pump that would not deliver fuel to the engine. Volunteers from Marine Rescue Bermagui reached the disabled vessel in approx 1 hour 15 mins and took it in tow. The return journey was uneventful and completed in three and a half hours. ... [more]

2014 Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race - Wild Oats on the run By Jennifer Crooks, , 4:31 AM Sunday 27 Jul 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Despite its carbon fibre hydrofoil wing breaking off while surfing down waves at speeds in the early hours of this morning, the Mark Richards skippered Wild Oats XI is on the run in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race, keeping her rivals at bay; same size super-maxi, Perpetual Loyal is around10 nautical miles adrift and struggling to overtake her rival. ... [more]

2014 Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race - Wild Oats on the run By Jennifer Crooks, , 4:31 AM Sunday 27 Jul 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Despite its carbon fibre hydrofoil wing breaking off while surfing down waves at speeds in the early hours of this morning, the Mark Richards skippered Wild Oats XI is on the run in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race, keeping her rivals at bay; same size super-maxi, Perpetual Loyal is around10 nautical miles adrift and struggling to overtake her rival. ... [more]

2014 International Ilhabela Sailing Week - Victory for Pajero Mitsubis By Soto40, , 4:05 AM Sunday 27 Jul 2014 - GMT
2014 International Ilhabela Sailing Week - Without races due to lack of wind, the championship came to its end today with yesterday’s results. Eduardo de Souza Ramos’ Pajero Mitsubishi was crowned champion of the traditional event held in Ilhabela. ... [more]

BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 6 By Patrik Pollak, , 2:36 AM Sunday 27 Jul 2014 - GMT
2014 Techno World Championships - Wind, the ultimate master, did not allow us to sail any more races. All had to return to beach and soon they have to travel back home. ... [more]

Kitesurf Tour Europe Italy - Freestyle titles decided on day 3 + Video By Icarus Sailing Media, , 9:48 PM Saturday 26 Jul 2014 - GMT
The conditions for the penultimate day of the Kitesurf Tour Europe Italy were a surprise even for Gizzeria’s standards. From early on the Easterly breeze remained strong and prevented the normal sea breeze from building. Nonetheless the riders were ready for another challenging day on the water as both the Freestyle and Course racing competitions got under way. ... [more]

PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Wind teases competitors on day 2 By Chris Yates, , 8:59 PM Saturday 26 Jul 2014 - GMT
Day two of the Fuerteventura PWA Grand Slam, hosted by René Egli, saw a pause in the action as the wind teased the competitors for much of the day. At 12pm it looked as though we would see another afternoon of racing, but unfortunately a thick layer of cloud soon disrupted the wind, despite the breeze threatening to return in the early evening, suitable conditions never quite materialised. ... [more]

Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Action-packed day of racing By WIM Series, , 8:50 PM Saturday 26 Jul 2014 - GMT
An intense day of action packed racing at the Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan in Vannes, France, saw an exciting conclusion to the round robin. Despite tight racing in tough matches, all the quarter finals went through quickly with 2 – 0 scores, opening for the beginning of the semis. ... [more]

OK Dinghy Europeans - Jørgen Svendsen claims victory in Steinhude By Robert Deaves, , 7:10 PM Saturday 26 Jul 2014 - GMT
Jørgen Svendsen (DEN) is the new OK Dinghy European Champion after all racing was cancelled on the final day as the wind failed to appear for the second day in a row. Andre Budzien (GER) took the silver while defending champion Bo Petersen (DEN) had to settle for the bronze. ... [more]

Tour de France à la Voile - Groupama 34 misses out on the double By Groupama Sailing Team, , 6:51 PM Saturday 26 Jul 2014 - GMT
This Saturday 26 July, the city of Nice saw the Tour de France à la Voile 2014 draw to a close with a fine victory for Courrier Dunkerque ahead of Groupama 34 and Oman Sail. Ultimately, the winner of the 2013 edition has missed out on its double, despite a fantastic comeback by Franck Cammas and his crew in the Mediterranean. Third in the offshore ranking, Groupama 34 won the inshore ranking. ... [more]

Herreshoff Marine Museum announces successful fundraising campaign By Graham Humphrey, , 6:47 PM Saturday 26 Jul 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Herreshoff Marine Museum is pleased to announce that it has successfully met the previously announced $100,000 Challenge offered by an anonymous donor. The campaign raised $172,000 for the Museum. A principal target was to engage new and re-engage former donor groups. ... [more]

Tour de France a la Voile - Courrier Dunkerque 3 claims victory By Fabienne Morin, , 5:27 PM Saturday 26 Jul 2014 - GMT
After three last inshore races today in Nice, Daniel Souben and his crew won the Tour de France à la Voile. It is the third time that the team of Courrier Dunkerque finishes the event at the top of the podium, after winning the race twice in a row in 2008 and 2009. ... [more]

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