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World Youth Sailing Week - Spectacular start in Lake Garda By Elena Giolai, , 7:54 AM Friday 18 Apr 2014 - GMT
It was a spectacular day for the start of the 32nd Garda Lake meeting Optimist Class, the highlight event of the World Youth Sailing Week which includes also events for the windsurfer Techno 293 and the Laser. It is an amazing sight watching the hundreds of youngsters taking part in the Second World Youth Sailing week being held on the upper reaches of Lake Garda ... [more]

The jury is back: Storms deeper and stronger from world pollution By phys.org/Sail-world, , 7:54 AM Friday 18 Apr 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
Are storms getting worse, or is it just my imagination? No, for the first time, scientists have proved it, with the all-too-graphic statement, 'The aerosols formed by human activities from fast-growing Asian economies do impact storm formation and global air circulation downstream. They tend to make storms deeper and stronger and more intense, and these storms also have more precipitation.' ... [more]

Rolex China Sea Race - Commanding lead for Ragamuffin By KPMS, , 5:58 AM Friday 18 Apr 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
In the Rolex China Sea Race, Syd Fischer’s 90-ft Maxi Ragamuffin has a commanding lead some 42 hours into the 27th edition. At 09:30 local time, Fischer’s Ragamuffin 90 was 134-nm from the finish line in Subic Bay, The Philippines and closing in on line honours. ... [more]

ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - GBR sailors ready for battle By RYA, , 5:27 AM Friday 18 Apr 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
The ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres awaits for GBR sailors. Helena Lucas and Megan Pascoe will aim to make it a hat-trick of British World Cup regatta victories in the 2.4mR class in 2014 when they take to the racetrack next week (21-26 April). ... [more]

RYA Olympic Classes Spring Series - Glorious conditions at the WPNSA By RYA, , 5:02 AM Friday 18 Apr 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Sailors revelled in glorious conditions the weekend of 12-13 April as the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy held the second instalment of the RYA Olympic Classes Spring Series. With 8-12 knots and superb sunshine across the two days of racing, the annual Spring Series event witnessed some impressive racing across the five Olympic and three Paralympic classes inside Portland Harbour. ... [more]

Progression Chart for the Apparent Wind Classes By Chris Mitchell, Tauranga , 4:55 AM Friday 18 Apr 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
A group of NZ Classes including individual administrators, sailmakers, coaches and top sailors in 12 footers, 18 footers, Farr 3.7, A Class, Paper Tigers and Moth have put together a two page progression chart for families, sailors, clubs to discuss and consider. ... [more]

Auckland Tauranga Race: Crusader takes line honours By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, , 4:35 AM Friday 18 Apr 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
The Elliott 35 Crusader has taken line honours in the International Paints Auckland to Tauranga Race. She trailed her sister design Bushido for much of the race, but slipped through down the Coromandel coast to finish almost two hours ahead. ... [more]

Audi IRC Australian Championship - Drama filled opening day By Lisa Ratcliff, , 4:05 AM Friday 18 Apr 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Three drama-filled short course races off Newcastle’s Nobbys beach cracked the lid on the prestigious Audi IRC Australian Championship. Winds S-SE up to 23 knots and choppy seas created plenty of challenges for crews and tonight multiple torn sails are being patched up and other damage repaired. ... [more]

Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta - An amazing fleet of traditional yachts By Louay Habib, , 1:51 AM Friday 18 Apr 2014 - GMT
Antigua’s Falmouth Harbour has taken on the charm of days gone by, the 27th Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta, sponsored by Panerai, has brought together an extra-ordinary fleet of traditional yachts from all over the world, the beautiful natural harbour is in a time-warp. ... [more]

Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race - Freshwater adventure on tap By Kirsten Ferguson, , 1:38 AM Friday 18 Apr 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Affectionately known as the 'Bayview Mack,' the Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race—hosted by Detroit’s Bayview Yacht Club—promises to deliver in more ways than one this year when it commences at 11:30 a.m. ... [more]

Annapolis Book of Seamanship - the latest update By Des Ryan, , 1:07 AM Friday 18 Apr 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
While many many things changed in the last 31 years in sailing, nothing has changed about the value of good seamanship, an eternal skill, not aided by the most dramatic of technological breakthroughs. This is why the 'Annapolis Book of Seamanship' no matter which version, will never be truly out of date. That doesn't mean that the extensive update by author John Rousmaniere isn't worthwhile ... [more]

NZ's Marlborough Sounds gets active about safety By Sail-World Cruising, , 12:46 AM Friday 18 Apr 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Aus GMT
Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) and the New Zealand Police are linking up to spread the word on safety to recreational boaties in the Marlborough Sounds this Easter. ... [more]

Why the 49er class is pushing hard to get finals format changed +Video By Ben Remocker, , 12:36 AM Friday 18 Apr 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
The 49er class has a tradition of pushing sailing forward, aligning to the Olympic ideals and the Olympic business model. The overall Olympic success is a complex tonic, but the core product is live sports. Live coverage of sailing is difficult and expensive. Traditionally it has also been slow paced and difficult to understand for non-sailors, the vast majority of Olympic customers. ... [more]

Preliminary brochure available for Sail America industry conference By Sail America, , 12:27 AM Friday 18 Apr 2014 - GMT
Sail America has now published a preliminary brochure detailing plans for its biennial Industry Conference taking place June 9-11, 2014 at the Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina in Charleston, SC. ... [more]

Finn Lynch moves one step closer to realising Olympic dream By ISA, , 11:20 PM Thursday 17 Apr 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Yesterday in Croatia, Irish Sailing Association (ISA) Development sailor Finn Lynch moved one step closer to realising his Olympic dream. The 17 year old was competing at the Split Olympic Week in the hopes of earning the second allocated Laser Standard place for the Olympic qualifier in Santander this autumn. ... [more]

Britain's RYA Push the Boat Out begins May 17 By Susie NationGrainger, , 10:00 PM Thursday 17 Apr 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
People of all ages and abilities residing in the UK will have the opportunity to discover sailing on 17-18 May with Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Push the Boat Out. The nationwide event will see hundreds of sailing clubs from Stromness to Torpoint holding open days and taster sessions to inspire their local communities to get involved in the sport. ... [more]

ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Providence Team IRL ready for action By ISA, , 9:15 PM Thursday 17 Apr 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Come Easter Monday, the complete seven-member Irish Olympic and Paralympic Sailing Team, Providence Team IRL, will join a staggering 1,100 sailors on the French Riviera for the final instalment of the ISAF Sailing World Cup 2013-2014 series. ... [more]

Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race - No multihull records this year By Peter Hackett, , 9:04 PM Thursday 17 Apr 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Final preparations and movements to the northern end of the bay are the chores for crews in both fleets of the APC Logistics MYCQ 50th Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race. ... [more]

Rescue of Canadian sailor by Swedes north of New Zealand By Lee Mylchreest, , 9:04 PM Thursday 17 Apr 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
Recently we published the news story of the rescue, while it was underway, of solo Canadian cruising sailor Art Munneke (See Sail-World_story) by a commercial ship, giving full credit to them for going off course to rescue Munneke. Here now is the graphic account of his survival. ... [more]

RYA Youth National Championship - Victory for Elliot Hanson + Video By Matt Carter, , 9:00 PM Thursday 17 Apr 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Elliot Hanson has today been crowned RYA Youth National champion as racing for the Laser Standard came to a close, while the five other Youth racing classes battled against their peers on the penultimate day of racing. ... [more]

Alpari World Match Racing Tour: Can Williams surpass Gilmour's record? By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 8:16 PM Thursday 17 Apr 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Ian Williams and his GAC Pindar team begin the 2014 Alpari World Match Racing Tour with the aim, of course, of winning this year’s World Championship title. But as was the case in 2013, when Williams disappointingly finished overall runner-up to Taylor Canfield’s USone team, victory this year would be significant: To date Williams has won the Tour four times – in 2007-8 and 2011-12. ... [more]

Coastal Cup sets sail from Alameda June 11 By Andrew Kopetzky, , 8:10 PM Thursday 17 Apr 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Various coastal breezes and fabulous scenery of the West Coast of California await entrants of the 23rd annual Coastal Cup. The ocean race from San Francisco to Southern California will be returning to Santa Monica Bay in Los Angeles. ... [more]

PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Massive support from the local community By Robert Sand, , 7:58 PM Thursday 17 Apr 2014 - GMT
With massive local support, the PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup is back on the calendar for 2014. This is due to a three-year agreement made by Thisted Forsikring, a local and acknowledged Danish insurance company, which ensures the foundation for organizing the event. ... [more]

RYA Push the Boat Out begins May 17 By Susie NationGrainger, , 7:55 PM Thursday 17 Apr 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
People of all ages and abilities will have the opportunity to discover sailing on 17-18 May with RYA Push the Boat Out. The nationwide event will see hundreds of sailing clubs from Stromness to Torpoint holding open days and taster sessions to inspire their local communities to get involved in the sport. ... [more]

Restoring fish populations through restoring the habitat + Video By NOAA Fisheries, , 7:09 PM Thursday 17 Apr 2014 - GMT
Part of restoring commercially and recreationally important fish populations happens through restoring the habitat of those species. Repairing degraded fish habitat is the specialty of NOAA's Restoration Center. ... [more]

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