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Nv Charts releases new Bahamas Northwest chart set update for 2015-16 By Nv Charts, , 12:16 PM Friday 17 Oct 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
Nv charts announces the release of their newly updated chart set for Region 9.1, Bahamas Northwest, including Bimini and Berry Islands, Nassau to Abaco, and Grand Bahama, for 2015-2016 in paper and digital format. ... [more]

Collinson FX Market Commentary: October 17, 2014 - Calming the Storm By Collinson FX, , 12:10 PM Friday 17 Oct 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
October 17, 2014: Markets continued to leak overnight despite attempts by St Louis Fed President Bullard to calm the storm. He advocated further extension of monetary stimulus to combat the sharp collapse in confidence. The European Union is under extreme pressure ... [more]

ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao - Game on for remaining fleets By ISAF, , 11:27 AM Friday 17 Oct 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
The penultimate day of the ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao saw Byron Kokkalanis (GRE) seal an early gold in the Men's RS:X whilst the remaining fleets teed themselves up for an exciting finale. Kokkalanis has an unassailable 22 point lead after notching up three straight wins and goes into the final day with the pressure off. ... [more]

Farr 40 Worlds: Day 2 Image and Video gallery By John Navas, , 11:25 AM Friday 17 Oct 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Top videographer and photographer, John Navas, was on the water for the second day of the Farr 40 Worlds being sailed on San Francisco. ... [more]

Audi Hong Kong to Hainan Race - Team Beau Geste takes line honours By RHKYC Media, , 11:04 AM Friday 17 Oct 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
It took just under 26 hours for Team Beau Geste to finish the 380nm Audi Hong Kong to Hainan Race, smashing FreeFire’s 2012 record for a shorter route by 2h 49m and 21s and setting a new benchmark of 25h 54m 33s. Given the fantastic force 5-6 north easterly which blew throughout the race, it may be some time before this time is bettered. ... [more]

Great start to another massive Gold Coast International Marine Expo By Emma Milne/Gold Coast International Marine Expo, , 10:26 AM Friday 17 Oct 2014 - GMT
The Gold Coast International Marine Expo – open all weekend – is a marquee event for the marine industry and has delivered on its promise of 'all things aquatic – from super yachts and jet skis to kayaks and fishing equipment … and everything in between'. ... [more]

Day 5 of the Chris Benz Lüderitz Speed Challenge: 4 more records! By Sophie Routaboul, , 9:52 AM Friday 17 Oct 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Chris Benz Lüderitz Speed Challenge - The wind speeds have been lower than expected but the course was smoother than ever. Despite 25-30 knot wind speeds only (with stronger gusts) the competitors achieved *crazy speeds*. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Coastal racing at its best - Leg 1, Day 5 By Volvo Ocean Race, , 9:45 AM Friday 17 Oct 2014 - GMT
Coastal racing at its best – that’s what it is. The boats are now sailing downwind along the Western Sahara, the Canaries in their northwest, and the weak trade winds are progressively strengthening. After conceding the lead to Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing overnight, the Dongfeng guys took an option early this morning, sailing outside and away from the coast. ... [more]

Chris Poole new number one Open Match Racer in U.S. By Dave Perry, Southport , 8:43 AM Friday 17 Oct 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Chris Poole (Portland, Maine) and his Riptide Racing Team has become the number one Open U.S. match racer on the strength of several wins at 2014 Oakcliff events and a strong second place at the 2014 Detroit Cup. ... [more]

Groupama race : J-2 Groupama Race - 2 days to go! By Groupama Race, , 7:45 AM Friday 17 Oct 2014 - GMT
The Groupama Race is the longest windward leeward race in the world: 300 miles downwind, 300 miles up wind. Seven boats are enrolled; Franck Cammas is the co-skipper of Keel Bill Groupama which is a prototype of 35 feet with a canting keel. In real time, she will have hard competition from her New Zealand sister ship, Crusader, a racing yacht constructed in carbon in 2012. ... [more]

Australian Sailing Team opens National Training Centre Extension By Cora Zillich, , 6:35 AM Friday 17 Oct 2014 - GMT
The Australian Sailing Team has today official opened an extended deck at the National Training Centre at Middle Harbour Yacht Club in Sydney. Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) Director Matt Favier officially opened the extension, which upgrades the Australian Sailing Team’s AIS Training Centre to integrate Paralympic training and to accommodate more rigging and launching area ... [more]

Sail Canada Regatta Delivery Summit at AGM By Sail Canada, , 6:09 AM Friday 17 Oct 2014 - GMT
The Regatta Delivery Summit is an opportunity for Event Organizers, Race Officials, Coaches and Sailors to come together and engage in shared learning. ... [more]

AUDI China Coast Regatta and Hong Kong Kettle 2014 - the photos By Guy Nowell Photography, Hong Kong , 5:35 AM Friday 17 Oct 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
AUDI China Coast Regatta and Hong Kong Kettle images now showing on Four days of racing and sunshine, 38 boats and over 2,500 images later, and the pictures are now up on ... [more]

Rolex Farr 40 World Champs - Plenty leads as Struntje Light impresses By KPMS, , 5:09 AM Friday 17 Oct 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
2014 Rolex Farr 40 World Championship - Day two of the 2014 Rolex Farr 40 World Championship demonstrated the tight competition in this high-calibre international fleet with three winners in as many races. ... [more]

Research project concludes Glycerine -a clean alternative marine fuel By Marine South East, , 4:28 AM Friday 17 Oct 2014 - GMT
After a year of intense activity MSE’s ‘GLEAMS’ (Glycerine Fuel for Marine Sustainability), project has completed. The project consortium have gathered the evidence and conducted the analysis necessary to show that glycerine is a technically feasible very low emissions alternative fuel in the marine market. ... [more]

2014 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show - About to start By Caitlyn Ridgley, , 4:00 AM Friday 17 Oct 2014 - GMT
The 2014 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show is fast approaching and I want to know if you’re planning to attend. If you are, I'd like to let you know about some of our must-see clients. ... [more]

2014 Soto 40 South American Tour - Back in action By Soto 40, , 3:09 AM Friday 17 Oct 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
The Soto 40 South American Tour starts tomorrow with the Off Valparaíso Race, first stage of the circuit that will carry the fleet to Chile, Uruguay and Brazil, concluding with the celebration of its third World Championship in this country. ... [more]

Changed boating conditions on Sydney Harbour for Australian Boat Race By Roads and Maritime Services, , 2:32 AM Friday 17 Oct 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Boaters are reminded to keep clear of a section of Sydney Harbour on Sunday 26 October for the safe staging of The Australian Boat Race. ... [more]

Safer Boating Week: Big leap for safety into chilly Wellington Harbour By Sarah Brazil, Wellington , 12:32 AM Friday 17 Oct 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Water safety leaders made a splash today – jumping into the chilly waters of Wellington Harbour to draw attention to the launch of New Zealand’s first Safer Boating Week. Chief executives and senior managers representing organisations from the National Pleasure Boat Safety Forum* all leapt into the harbour wearing lifejackets in front of an entertained crowd ... [more]

Gladwell's Line: Safer Boating Week launched against tragic backdrop By ., , 12:01 AM Friday 17 Oct 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Today, Friday marks the start of the inaugural Safer Boating Week - an initiative of the National Pleasure Boating Forum. The need for this program is underlined by the fact that there have been two and probably three boating deaths in the past two days. That is more than the road toll for the same period and probably the whole week. ... [more]

Heavyweight support for Safer Boating Week By Sarah Brazil, , 10:28 PM Thursday 16 Oct 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Pania of the Reef’s doing it… Peter Snell’s doing it … even John Plimmer and Sir Dove-Meyer Robinson are getting in on the act as lifejackets become the height of fashion for statues around the country during Safer Boating Week. Maritime NZ has teamed up with lifejacket manufacturer Survitec to put lifejackets on some of our most-recognised icons to remind boaties that if it’s not on, it’s no good ... [more]

Route du Rhum: Armel Tripon sole IMOCA class rookie + Video By Vendee Globe, , 9:38 PM Thursday 16 Oct 2014 - GMT
Armel Tripon, the skipper from Nantes, will be the only rookie in the IMOCA class in the Route du Rhum, finding himself up against the Vendée Globe stars. Over the past few months, the skipper of 'For Humble Heroes' has been getting to know his boat and getting used to how she feels. ... [more]

Safer Boating Week puts spotlight on boaties’ behaviour By Sarah Brazil, Wellington , 9:18 PM Thursday 16 Oct 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
The first ever Safer Boating Week (17-24 October) puts the spotlight firmly on ensuring boaties walk the safety talk when they’re out on the water this summer, Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) says. New research, commissioned by MNZ, shows the majority of New Zealanders have good safety attitudes but these don’t always translate into safe behaviour on the water. ... [more]

Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta: A rousing success with over 50 teams By Barby MacGowan, , 8:12 PM Thursday 16 Oct 2014 - Sail-World AF GMT
Over 430 college sailors raced on 52 owner-coached keelboats over Columbus Day Weekend in the Storm Trysail Foundation’s Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta (IOR) sailed on western Long Island Sound. The team from the University of Toledo sailing the Express 37 Troubador was the overall winner after winning three races and finishing second in two races in the 10-boat PHRF class. ... [more]

Sail America Industry Conference overall schedule-at-a-glance released By Sail America, , 7:24 PM Thursday 16 Oct 2014 - GMT
Sail America has released the overall schedule-at-a-glance for Sail America's Industry Conference (SAIC). The SAIC will be held June 22-24, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Newport in Newport, RI. Sail America's Industry Conference is the place for sailing industry professionals to learn about new topics and trends, receive updates, and network with over 100 participants. ... [more]

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