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ISAF Youth Worlds declared open by ISAF President Carlo Croce By ISAF, , 8:36 AM Monday 14 Jul 2014 - GMT
The 2014 ISAF Youth Worlds features 67 nations, an event record, with more than 360 sailors set to compete in five classes across eight events in the Algarve. Sixty seven flag bearers and their teams paraded through Tavira towards the City Hall with local people, tourists, family and friends turning out to welcome the sailors competing at the premier youth sailing regatta. ... [more]

Tour de France à la Voile 2014 - Oman Sail is back in the top three By A.S.O./Tour de France à la voile, , 7:38 AM Monday 14 Jul 2014 - GMT
Going to the half way mark of Tour de France à la Voile 37th edition, the game is getting tighter amongst the race favorites. ... [more]

Entries are now open for Sail Sydney 2014 By Sail Sydney, Sydney , 6:00 AM Monday 14 Jul 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
One of the largest regattas in Australia, Sail Sydney is six days of high class, high adrenaline racing for dinghy classes. Against the backdrop of the Sydney skyline, hundreds of competitors from around Australia and around the world will race in this ISAF graded event. ... [more]

Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Race - Cream of Australian to contest By Jennifer Crooks, , 4:48 AM Monday 14 Jul 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
At the close of entries for the Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race, a diverse fleet of 57 yachts are readying for what doubles as the opening race of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Blue Water Point Score (BWPS), to start on Sydney Harbour at 1.00pm on Saturday 26 July. ... [more]

2014 US Women's Match Race Championship - Roble wins By Jake Fish, , 4:17 AM Monday 14 Jul 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
2014 US Women's Match Race Championship - Stephanie Roble’s Epic Match Racing Team will add the Allegra Knapp Mertz Trophy to their extinguished list of accomplishments. Roble defeated Nicole Breault’s team, two - zero, in Sunday’s final series to win the 2014 U.S. Women’s Match Racing Championship, hosted by Oakcliff Sailing. ... [more]

NYYC Race Week - Classics finish in swift style By Barby MacGowan, , 3:15 AM Monday 14 Jul 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
After sailing in fresh breezes Saturday, 26 pristine classic yachts, divided into four classes, were faced with challenging 20-25 knot winds on Sunday that determined their overall positions in Part I of New York Yacht Club Race Week at Newport presented by Rolex. The biennial event, in its ninth edition, is known for its split format ... [more]

The drama begins - North West Passage sailors rescued from ice By Nancy Knudsen, , 2:52 AM Monday 14 Jul 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
The challenges have started already. Before most yachts intending to transit of the North West Passage - the latest adventure paradise for cruising sailors - have started their attempt, one boat has already had to be rescued from the ice. ... [more]

2014 Seiko 49er and 49erFX European Championship - Day 6 By Andy Rice, , 2:41 AM Monday 14 Jul 2014 - GMT
2014 49er and 49erFX European Championship - The defending European Champions held on to their crowns in both the men’s and women’s fleets at the Seiko 49er and 49erFX European Championship, which reached a thrilling conclusion today in Helsinki. ... [more]

Ferretti Group’s ‘Service University’ for the first time in Asia_Pac By Ferretti Group, , 2:39 AM Monday 14 Jul 2014 - Powerboat-World GMT
On 8 July, in Hong Kong, the curtain came down on the first edition of the Service University (Ferretti Group's professional training and refresher courses school) to be held in the Asian Pacific region and targeted at all the Group’s official service network operators in this region. More than 30 professionals yachting sector service professionals from China, Singapore, Japan, Thailand, India ... [more]

PWA Pozo World Cup - A week you can't afford to miss By Chris Yates, , 1:56 AM Monday 14 Jul 2014 - GMT
From the 14th to the 20th July the most radical sailors in the world will once again be descending upon the hallowed shores of Pozo Izquierdo, Gran Canaria, as the curtain is raised on the 2014 PWA Wave World Tour. The week ahead promises to be one you can’t afford to miss as the elite of the wave sailing world perform gravity defying stunts to win the adulation of the crowd and the judges. ... [more]

Cowes Dinard St Malo Race - French teams dominate racing By Louay Habib, , 1:25 AM Monday 14 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
French teams dominated the RORC Cowes-Dinard-St.Malo Race, with three yachts from France on the podium for the overall win under IRC, with six of the class winners also being from France. Fast downwind conditions provided a thrilling ride to St.Malo with Loic Fequet's Multi 50, Maitre Jacques, setting a new race record of 11hrs 18mins 50secs. ... [more]

Entering an unfamiliar bay - decision time By Nancy Knudsen, , 9:22 PM Sunday 13 Jul 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
You thought it would be a day trip, but unforecast contrary winds persist and are building. The crew is exhausted, and, as skipper you have decided there's a need to do something different. It'll be getting dark soon. There's a deep gulf ahead, an unfamiliar one, but it promises rest and a good night's sleep. You checked and you have charts. Should you go in? Here consider the options: ... [more]

Images from Helsinki: Kiwis in action in 49er and 49er FX Final By Mick Anderson, , 8:41 PM Sunday 13 Jul 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Photographer Mick Anderson was on hand to capture the Final Day of action in the 2014 49er and 49erFX European Champion ships in Helsinki, Finland. NZL Sailing Team's Peter Burling and Blair Tuke dominated the fleet in the Mens 49er Fleet. Overnight leaders, Alex Maloney and Molly Meech slipped back to third and the Bronze medal. ... [more]

NZL Sailing Team: Gold and Bronze in Helsinki; Aleh holds 3rd in 470 By Jodie Bakewell-White, , 8:11 PM Sunday 13 Jul 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Kiwis have won gold and bronze at the 2014 49er and 49erFX European Championships in Helsinki repeating their 2013 performance.In Athens the 2014 Men’s and Women’s 470 European Championships progresses towards the business end; Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie are lying third with two days of racing remaining. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race crew Team Alvimedica reflects on the past two weeks By Team Alvimedica, , 7:52 PM Sunday 13 Jul 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Volvo Ocean Race entry Team Alvimedica report on their progress since arriving in Newport, RI: It's hard to believe it will be a month tomorrow since we arrived to Newport. Now on the eve of our departure back across the Atlantic, we just wanted to reflect on the past two weeks since we last checked in. ... [more]

BYC Winter Series 2014 - Mumm 36s in close battle for Winter honours By Peter Campbell, , 12:44 PM Sunday 13 Jul 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Conditions were ideal for winter racing today, chilly but sunny with an oscillating breeze that swung between north-east and north-west during the morning, ranging in strength from 6 to 12 knots, with some stronger gusts. ... [more]

America's Cup: Ainslie heads for Los Angeles for Competitor Meeting By Stuart Alexander, , 12:25 PM Sunday 13 Jul 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
A busy weekend for Olympic champion and America’s Cup challenger Sir Ben Ainslie includes a flight to Los Angeles for a summit meeting at which all the potential challengers for the next Cup, scheduled for 2017, will discuss problems with the current developments. ... [more]

Solar 1 Monte Carlo Cup 2014 - Monaco sunshine new fuel for motorboats By Yacht Club de Monaco, , 10:56 AM Sunday 13 Jul 2014 - Powerboat-World GMT
Three days of festivities attracted 25 teams from international universities, mainly northern Europe and the United States. The futuristic vessels designed and built by these young engineers competed in a fleet race, slalom races and one-on-one challenges in front of the Principality, watched with great interest by passers-by and YCM members. ... [more]

Land Rover Winter Series: Colour and fun theme for closing Ladies Day By Jennifer Crooks, CYCA Media, , 10:27 AM Sunday 13 Jul 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Having fun was the theme of the day with the crew of Eye Appeal getting into the spirit of Ladies Day dressing up in Hawaiian shirts and Scottish tamoshantas. ... [more]

Hamilton Island Audi Race Week 2014 - Accommodation options By Kristie Kaighin, Hamilton Island , 9:44 AM Sunday 13 Jul 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Bella Vista East 1 - Highly sought after ground floor two bedroom apartment located on the northern end of the island. Featuring a spacious open plan design, beautiful furnishings plus more. On special at $500 per night! ... [more]

Safety at Sea Two Handed Series sailed in light winds, murk and rain By Richard Gladwell/, , 8:18 AM Sunday 13 Jul 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
A decision to delay the start of the 2014 SSANZ Safety at Sea Triple Series Baltic 50, by two hours proved to be a mixed blessing. The winds had been blowing at gale strength for most of the week, including until the early hours of Saturday morning, but a predicted reduction in the wind strength came in earlier than expected. ... [more]

Protecting lagoons could be key to saving Manta Rays By Shara Tonn, , 7:58 AM Sunday 13 Jul 2014 - GMT
But how can we protect animals that range across the open ocean? A recent study funded by the Stanford Woods Institute found that manta rays return again and again to lagoons, which could be a key to their conservation. ... [more]

Baby Nemos finding their way home By ARC Centre of Excellence Coral Reef Studies, , 7:39 AM Sunday 13 Jul 2014 - GMT
The paper has been published in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface, a journal that aims to link physics and biology. Professor Wolanski, from TropWater and the School of Marine and Tropical Biology, said fish larvae showed they used the two senses to find their way home. ... [more]

49er and FX Europeans: Final Day - Live video action from Helsinki By Sail-World, , 6:16 AM Sunday 13 Jul 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Live video coverage of the Final Day of the 49er and 49erFX European Championships being staged in Helsinki, Finland. The Men race first in the 49er followed by the Women in the 49erFX. ... [more]

Rio cleaning up its act in the lead up to Olympic sailing test event By Jeni Bone, , 5:27 AM Sunday 13 Jul 2014 - GMT
As the football World Cup wraps up in Brazil, Brazil's President says the Rio 2016 Olympic Games will be a top priority . The next fixture on the calendar for Rio is Aquece Rio, the first of the sailing test events, to be held 2 to 9 August, 10 Olympic classes will compete of Marina da Gloria, an area notorious for accumulating rubbish on its foreshores and its foul-smelling water. ... [more]

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