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Whitsundays Season of Sailing - Get your sea legs on By Heidi Walton, , 4:12 AM Thursday 10 Jul 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Australia’s aquatic playground is gearing up for its annual ‘Sailing Season’, where sails and spinnakers dominate the horizon by day, and champagne corks and good times dominate by night. ... [more]

Exciting new International Audi Melges 20 Ranking System now in play By Melges 20, , 3:34 AM Thursday 10 Jul 2014 - GMT
Aside from all the great racing anticipated this weekend at the fourth episode of the 2014 Melges 20 Audi-Tron Sailing Series in stunning Riva Del Garda, the International Class is proud to formally present a brand new and very exciting World Ranking system. ... [more]

FISU World University Match Racing Championships - GBR women win gold By Tony Mapplebeck, , 2:56 AM Thursday 10 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Team Vose, Nagel, Prime and Peters dominated the match racing at Lake Ledro last week to win the FISU (International University Sports Federation) Women’s Match Racing Worlds, bringing home a women’s gold medal for the first time. The Open teams of Wilkinson and Miller fared less well, in the very tricky conditions, finishing in 15th and eighth respectively. ... [more]

2014 Seiko 49er and 49erFX European Championship - Day 2 By Icarus Sailing, , 2:12 AM Thursday 10 Jul 2014 - GMT
2014 49er and 49erFX European Championship - Day two of the 2014 49er and 49erFX European Championship was a non-issue. There was no wind in the morning but it was forecast to be hot inland so there was hope for a sea breeze. Some clouds formed over this city in the early afternoon, however, so that killed any hopes for the day. ... [more]

Route Halifax Saint-Pierre - Spirit of Adventure is closing in By Route Halifax Saint-Pierre, , 1:44 AM Thursday 10 Jul 2014 - GMT
2014 Route Halifax Saint-Pierre - Spirit of Adventure is closing in on Saint-Pierre this evening. The big Volvo 60 was just 66 nm away from the finish at 1900 Wednesday. Wind speed in the area is 18-20 kts. Sirius, a Saint-Pierre boat skippered by Stephane Bry is keeping up the chase. ... [more]

Australian Midwinter Youth Championship 2014: Racer profiles – 420s By Miles Ruge, Queensland , 10:43 PM Wednesday 09 Jul 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Tavener has a long history of sailing at the Australian Midwinter Youth Championships having begun in the Sabot class and progressed through to the 420s competing in that class for the past three years. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race teams Abu Dhabi and Alvimedica leave Newport, RI By Donna Erichsen, Newport, RI , 10:33 PM Wednesday 09 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Volvo Ocean Race teams Abu Dhabi and Alvimedica leave Newport for their transatlantic training run. ... [more]

Half Ton Classics Cup - Champagne conditions on Day 2 + Video By Fiona Brown, , 9:44 PM Wednesday 09 Jul 2014 - GMT
Likely one of the most scenic short offshore races ever, perfectly describes the course set for today's fourth race at the Half Ton Classics Cup 2014, which took the sailors from Saint-Quay-Portrieux, along the cliffs of Northern Brittany, around the stunning Ile de Bréhat archipelago and back, a distance of just under 40 miles. ... [more]

Suncoast Superboat Grand Prix - Great show for 30th Annual Event By Super Boat International, , 8:54 PM Wednesday 09 Jul 2014 - GMT
Super Boat International crowned seven winners in the fleet of 41 boats for the running of the 30th Annual Suncoast Superboat Grand Prix this past weekend. All the class winners included Two Cruel (P4), Black Pearl (P3), The Hulk (Superstock), Sun Print (Superboat Vee), Team STIHL (Superboat), Team Instigator (Superboat Extreme) and Miss GEICO (Superboat Unlimited). ... [more]

Vestas Sailrocket 3 - Over the Horizon By Vestas Sailrocket, , 8:25 PM Wednesday 09 Jul 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
In 2012 sailor Paul Larsen, an Australian and former engineering dropout, and his team broke the world sailing speed record by sailing at 59.39 knots over 500m in Sailrocket II, a carbon fibre boat in Namibia, a dream decades in the making. Now he thinks the technological breakthroughs to achieve the record might deliver other dreams into reality. But he needs partners. ... [more]

NZL Sailing Team: Nacra 17 into Euro Gold fleet; Too light for skiffs By Jodie Bakewell-White, , 8:25 PM Wednesday 09 Jul 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Gemma Jones and Jason Saunders were the only NZL Sailing Team sailors to hit the water for racing today at the 2014 European Champs for the Olympic Nacra 17 multihull in La Grande Motte. Light winds postponed and then cancelled racing in Helsinki at the 2014 49er and 49erFX European Champs. ... [more]

ABYC Fourth of July Regatta - Snipes join the action By Rich Roberts, , 8:06 PM Wednesday 09 Jul 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Independence Day was last week but there will be competitive fireworks on the water for Alamitos Bay Yacht Club's Fourth of July Regatta Saturday and Sunday. Several dozen small keelboats and dinghies are already entered for one of ABYC's four traditional holiday sailfests, following May's Memorial Day Regatta and preceding the Labor Day and Turkey Day (Thanksgiving) regattas yet to come. ... [more]

Volvo Cork Week - Three bullets for ballistic catapult By Louay Habib, , 7:31 PM Wednesday 09 Jul 2014 - GMT
The fast high performance yachts racing at Volvo Cork Week enjoyed the unique Slalom Course today, the triangular course has an offset mark which forces the crew to gybe half way down the reaching leg, providing high octane manoeuvres in close quarters with other yachts. ... [more]

Nacra 17 Europeans - Besson and Riou lead the overall standings By Camille El Beze, , 7:11 PM Wednesday 09 Jul 2014 - GMT
Counting no worse than second places World Champions Billy Besson and Marie Riou (FRA) lead the overall standings after five races at the Nacra 17 European Championships at La Grande Motte as the fleet split into a 40 strong Gold fleet and 31 Silver fleet. Two further races were sailed in very variable, shifty offshore and cross offshore winds which rose and fell between five and 25kts ... [more]

Dragon Edinburgh Cup - Fabulous day 4 in Lymington By Rupert Holmes, , 7:00 PM Wednesday 09 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Today saw another fabulous day of tight racing for the 24 teams in the 2014 Dragon Edinburgh Cup supported by Aberdeen Asset Management. The sun shone, while the fresh, unstable north-north westerly breeze ensured plenty of place changing. ... [more]

Finn Silver Cup - No racing as big winds hit Hoorn By Robert Deaves, , 6:32 PM Wednesday 09 Jul 2014 - GMT
No racing was possible on day four at the Finn Silver Cup in Hoorn as strong winds caused the abandonment of all racing. The fleet was sent out on time for the scheduled start at 12.00 but it soon became apparent that the wind was above sensible limits with many boats capsizing in the fierce gusts. ... [more]

Soto 40 World Championship - Uon claims the lead in Valencia By Soto 40 Media, , 5:48 PM Wednesday 09 Jul 2014 - GMT
At the Soto 40 World Championship, three more races were completed in weather conditions that created difficulties for the Race Committee and the staff of Real Club Náutico de Valencia who are helping to set the course. Today winners were Alegre, Noticia IV and Bigamist, while José Manuel Caldeira’s Uon added a 2°, 5° and 2° position and occupies top position in the Overall with 13 points. ... [more]

EFPT Lanzarote - Weather stops action on day 1 By EFPT, , 5:35 PM Wednesday 09 Jul 2014 - GMT
After amazing conditions on the day of registration here at Costa Teguise, Lanzarote the EFPT crew and the riders were left disappointed, despite a promising forecast for today. Throughout the whole day it stayed overcast with clouds that messed up the local wind system. ... [more]

Seychelles and Latvia build foundations for coaches By ISAF, , 4:09 PM Wednesday 09 Jul 2014 - GMT
The Yachting Union of Latvia, supported by IOC funding through the Latvian National Olympic Committee hosted their Level 1 Course from 11-17 May In Riga, Latvia whilst Seychelles Yachting Association, supported by the Seychelles National Olympic Committee were the recipients from 30 June to 4 July in Victoria, Seychelles. ... [more]

Formula 16 World Championship - Aussies claim title in Newport By U.S. F16 Class Association, , 4:01 PM Wednesday 09 Jul 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Australian sailors Adrian Fawcett and Jesse Dobbie on Falcon F16 dominated the fourth F16 World Championship of the young Formula 16 Catamaran class in Newport, Rhode Island. Former Olympic silver medalists Pease and Jay Glaser tried hard, but just managed to end fourth on the final result list. ... [more]

Tour de France a la Voile - Physical and mental preparation day By Fabienne Morin, , 3:35 PM Wednesday 09 Jul 2014 - GMT
No racing on today, but a day to prepare physically and mentally for the longest offshore leg of the 2014 Tour de France à la Voile. 177 miles, about 24 hours of racing from Dieppe to Granville, and some rough weather conditions ahead for the nine boats of the fleet. The teams will cross the start line at 5pm. ... [more]

Vestas Sailrocket 3 - The journey beckons By Paul Larsen, , 2:40 PM Wednesday 09 Jul 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Paul Larsen updates us on the progress being made in the Vestas Sailrocket 3 journey: Well it has been a while but I think the news story (on the front page) shows that we haven't been idle. I have held back on saying anything publicly though as I like to be pretty sure of what I'm talking about before saying anything. ... [more]

Soto 40 World Championship - Interview with Hugo Rocha By Soto 40 Media, , 2:34 PM Wednesday 09 Jul 2014 - GMT
Soto 40 World Championship - Hugo Rocha sails in J80, Melges 32, Melges 34, among other boats. In the Olympic Games of 1996 his team with Nuno Barreto achieved the bronze medal in 470 for Portugal. Now they are both competing in the Soto 40 Worlds, sailing onboard Bigamist. ... [more]

Clipper Round the World - London to provide emotional heroes welcome By Clipper Ventures, , 2:23 PM Wednesday 09 Jul 2014 - GMT
Sailing royalty Sir Robin Knox Johnston and Dame Ellen McArthur will lead the welcome committee for the twelve teams competing in the Clipper 2013-14 Round the World Yacht Race, which includes a GREAT Britain entry, alongside thousands of friends, family and spectators who are expected to line the Thames and provide emotional homecoming scenes this Saturday. ... [more]

ISAF Youth Worlds - Italians to lead RS:X fleet in Tavira By ISAF, , 2:11 PM Wednesday 09 Jul 2014 - GMT
When racing kicks off at the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship in Tavira, Portugal on 14 July, Italy's Mattia Camboni and Marta Maggetti will lead the RS:X Boys and Girls charge. The Italian racers won gold at the 2013 RS:X Youth Worlds on their home waters of Civitavecchia in October 2013 and have ISAF Youth Worlds medals to their name. ... [more]

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