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America's Cup: Oracle Team USA sailors place on world regatta circuits By Sail-World, , 10:12 PM Thursday 28 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Oracle Team USA sailors have spent much of 2014 competing individually at various events around the world, looking to keep their skills sharp against top-flight competition. According to the team, the results have impressive. ... [more]

Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Classic Garda conditions on day 2 By International Audi Melges 20 Class Association, , 9:03 PM Thursday 28 Aug 2014 - GMT
Three additional races were added to the scoreboard on Thursday, day two of the 2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship hosted by Fraglia Della Vela Riva. With a substantial 14-point lead, American John Kilroy on Samba Pa Ti is in first place overall. ... [more]

PWA Alacati World Cup - Intense competition on day 3 By Chris Yates, , 8:15 PM Thursday 28 Aug 2014 - GMT
The wind kicked in earlier than anticipated on the third day of the Pegasus Airlines Alacati PWA World Cup allowing just over five hours of racing to be completed. By the end of an intense day of competition a further two races were completed as Ben Van Der Steen (Tabou / GA Sails / Mystic) and Pascal Toselli (Starboard / Point-7) claimed the bullets in the men’s. ... [more]

Blowsion Surf Slam to take place at Tierra Del Mar By IJSBA, , 8:03 PM Thursday 28 Aug 2014 - GMT
The rolling September surf at Tierra Del Mar in Pacific City Oregon will once again be the location for this year’s top USA and International Freeride Watercraft surf event. Pacific City will be the final and deciding Freeride World Tour stop where the cuffs come off, punches will be pulled and waves will be ripped. ... [more]

Boating bodies combine to launch First Safer Boating Week By NPBS Forum Media, , 7:56 PM Thursday 28 Aug 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
October 17–24 has been declared Safer Boating Week this year, in what will become an annual focus on keeping boaties safe in the lead up to Labour Weekend – the traditional time to get boats and gear ready for summer. Members of the National Pleasure Boat Safety Forum, chaired by Maritime NZ, will run a range of activities in the week aimed at getting three simple messages through to boat owner ... [more]

America's Cup: 'The Doc' appointed as Commercial Commissioner By, , 7:27 PM Thursday 28 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
America’s Cup organizers have appointed Dr. Harvey Schiller as Commercial Commissioner for the 35th America’s Cup. The role of Commercial Commissioner is new to the America’s Cup. Dr. Schiller will be responsible for supervising, managing and protecting the commercial interests of the America’s Cup. He will work closely with all of the competitors, the Regatta Director and the America’s Cup Ev ... [more]

Next weekend the Platu 25 International Class goes back in Brunnen By Sabrina Bonaiti, Lecco , 7:19 PM Thursday 28 Aug 2014 - GMT
The eighth Central European Alp-Cup Edition (Ceac), the Platu 25 Circuit that takes place in the European Alpine Lakes, is getting ready with the next appointment in Brunnen, in Urnersee, one of the four branches of the Luzern lake in Switzerland where the third Act will take place from the 29th to the 31th of August. ... [more]

Wake Park Triple Crown - Registration open for final stop By Bill McCaffray, , 7:01 PM Thursday 28 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Registration for the third and final event of the Monster Energy WWA Wake Park Triple Crown 2014 (#MEWPTC) at BSR Cable Park, Texas’ premiere cable park in Waco, TX is now open. The event will take place on September 18th and 20th. ... [more]

Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Day 2 images by Stefano Gattini By Studio Borlenghi, , 6:44 PM Thursday 28 Aug 2014 - GMT
Photographer Stefano Gattini was on the water for day two of the Audi Melges 20 World Championship to capture these images. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Two more join Dongfeng Race Team By Dongfeng Race Team, , 5:54 PM Thursday 28 Aug 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
It is 36 days to the start of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 and Dongfeng Race Team have officially recruited two more Chinese sailors, the Chinese Yachting Association’s former Finn sailor, Kong Chencheng (Kong) and Liu Xue (Black). Both sailors had been selected previously, but for different reasons had pulled out of the programme. ... [more]

A case of crossed wires? A shocking situation! By Stuart Carruthers, RYA Cruising Manager, , 5:22 PM Thursday 28 Aug 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
I recently took a call from a member who had just returned home from a boating trip to Brittany. When in Brittany he found that about a third of the shore supply in marinas had reverse polarity. He says the French were disinterested but feels that members should be made aware of the dangers. ... [more]

OHPRI Teen Summer Camps make a splash By Barby MacGowan, , 5:00 PM Thursday 28 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Neither Garrod Clute (Bristol, Conn.), Ed Weschler (Chicago) nor Maggie Dunbar (Newport, R.I.) had ever been aboard a Tall Ship before, but when they arrived in Portsmouth, R.I. last week with over two dozen other teens aboard the 180-foot three-masted schooner Mystic one would have sworn they had been aboard for five weeks rather than five days. ... [more]

East to West: A profile of Volvo Ocean Race crew Team Dongfeng By Jonno Turner, , 4:43 PM Thursday 28 Aug 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
The Volvo Ocean Race crew onboard Team Dongfeng is in Cowes, on the Isle of Wight, a charming little enclave that sits a million miles from the harsh realities of the Southern Ocean. The clock has barely chimed nine, yet the foreheads of this 10-strong Dongfeng Race Team crew glisten and glimmer like the sharp, wet edges of the proud grass below their feet. ... [more]

Topaz National Championships - Paddy Cunnane and Adam Byrne victorious By Irish Sailing Associaton, , 4:36 PM Thursday 28 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Dingle Sailing Club is pleased to announce that local Dingle sailors Paddy Cunnane (helm) and Adam Byrne (crew) are the Topaz Irish National Champions 2014. The Topaz National Championships were hosted by Dingle Sailing Club for the first time on the 23-24 August 2014 ... [more]

ISA All Ireland Championship - Ben Duncan to face stiff competition By Irish Sailing Associaton, , 4:31 PM Thursday 28 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Defending All Ireland Sailing Champion Ben Duncan will face some stiff competition next week as he fights to retain his title. 16 national class champions have been invited to compete at the ISA’s most prestigious annual senior sailing event; the ISA All Ireland Sailing Championship on the sixth and seventh of September. ... [more]

Extreme Sailing Series - First-ever Turkish team to race in Istanbul By Extreme Sailing Series, , 3:26 PM Thursday 28 Aug 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
The first-ever Turkish Extreme 40 syndicate, TeamTurx, has been confirmed to compete at the Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 6 Istanbul as an invitational entry, bringing the tally of boats on the startline up to 12. The event will be further bolstered by support from co-Host Venue partners Yandex, one of Europe’s largest technology and internet companies, and Palmarina. ... [more]

Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Race 4 images by Max Ranchi By, , 3:14 PM Thursday 28 Aug 2014 - GMT
Max Ranchi was on site at the 2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship to capture these images during race 4. ... [more]

RYA Mega Prize Draw – Win over £3,000 worth of amazing prizes By Emma Slater, , 2:39 PM Thursday 28 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
One lucky visitor to this year’s PSP Southampton Boat Show could be in with a chance of winning over £3,000 worth of amazing boating related prizes in the RYA’s Mega Prize Draw. Running throughout the show visitors to the RYA Stand (JO66) will have the opportunity to submit their entry in to the mega prize draw and win a whole host of prizes. ... [more]

Gold Coast International Marine Expo - Eye on the big picture By Emma Milne, , 12:39 PM Thursday 28 Aug 2014 - GMT
Charismatic Queensland businessman Stefan Ackerie has promising plans to build a towering ‘icon of vision’ to mark his faith in the future of the Gold Coast’s dynamic marine industry. ... [more]

European première for Belize 54 Daybridge at Cannes Yachting Festival By Riviera Australia, , 11:48 AM Thursday 28 Aug 2014 - GMT
The distinctive new Belize 54 Daybridge from the bespoke Belize Motoryacht Collection will make her European premiere at the 2014 Cannes Yachting Festival from September 9 to 14. This opulent new vessel from Riviera Australia will lead an impressive line-up of luxurious Australian designed cruisers from the award-winning manufacturer, including the 4400 Sport Yacht and 45 Open Flybridge. ... [more]

NZ company’s exterior helm stations shown for the first time in Europe By Isla McKechnie, , 11:18 AM Thursday 28 Aug 2014 - GMT
A New Zealand company which creates exterior helm stations, providing an unprece-dented level of control from the decks, will show their products for the first time at Mona-co. Specialist exterior helm station designer and installer, IMED, is bringing its watertight out-door control panels to the Monaco Yacht Show for the first time. ... [more]

Hamilton Island Race Week - Beneteau leading production boat builder By Beneteau, , 10:56 AM Thursday 28 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Light conditions early on during the Hamilton Island Race Week regatta had the 28 strong Beneteau fleet battling for leading positions across the Divisions. Increased breeze and better sailing conditions later in the week seemed to favour the Beneteaus as overall results improved after the lay day, with a number of Divisional wins and outstanding performances. ... [more]

New Around Britain and Ireland Monohull 40ft and less world record By John Reed, , 10:30 AM Thursday 28 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
The WSSR Council announces the establishment of a new Around Britain and Ireland Monohull 40ft and less world record. ... [more]

Volvo Noble Marine UK RS400 National Championships - Day 4 images By LPB Aerial Imagery, , 10:06 AM Thursday 28 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
LPB Aerial Imagery was on site at the Volvo Noble Marine UK RS400 National Championships 2014 to capture these images on day four. ... [more]

Multihull Solutions’ boats nominated for top award By Kate Elkington, , 9:45 AM Thursday 28 Aug 2014 - GMT
The Catana 59 and Fountaine Pajot’s SABA 50 have both been nominated for the prestigious 'Best Boat 2015' in the highly competitive SAIL Magazine awards. These nominations follow the recent success of Fountaine Pajot Motor Yachts’ Summerland 40 Long Range power catamaran which was declared 'Boat of the Year' at the 2014 Moteur Boat Awards. ... [more]

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