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Command Thrust outboards with Counter-Rotation find eager market By Jonathan Revitt, , 8:35 PM Tuesday 09 Sep 2014 - GMT
Mercury’s exclusive Command Thrust FourStroke outboards – with counter-rotating models – have been warmly welcomed by boaties in both Australia and New Zealand. ... [more]

‘Fuelling Athletes and Coaching Excellence’ program recipients named By Sail Canada, , 8:25 PM Tuesday 09 Sep 2014 - GMT
Today, Sail Canada is proud to announce 49erFX sailor Erin Rafuse and coach Mark Asquith as recipients of a Petro-Canada Fuelling Athletes and Coaching Excellence (FACE) funding. Suncor, proud owner of Petro-Canada, annually awards 50 athlete and coach pairings with funding to help fuel their sport dreams. ... [more]

America's Cup: Images from the Skippers Media Conference in London By Gilles Martin-Raget/ACEA, , 8:25 PM Tuesday 09 Sep 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Image gallery from the America's Cup Media Conference held in London. Skippers attending included Max Sirena (Luna Rossa), Franck Cammas (Team France), Ben Ainslie (Ben Ainslie Racing), Dean Barker (Emirates Team NZ), Nathan Outteridge (Artemis Racing) and Jimmy Spithill (Oracle Team USA). ... [more]

Rolex Swan Cup - Early leaders emerge on day 1 By YCCS, , 8:10 PM Tuesday 09 Sep 2014 - GMT
After a short wait as the Race Committee waited for the light breeze to fill in as predicted, the six divisions competing in the Rolex Swan Cup were able to get underway in the first day of racing at the event organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda together with Nautor's Swan and title sponsor Rolex. ... [more]

Rolex Swan Cup - Day 1 images by Carlo Borlenghi By, , 7:47 PM Tuesday 09 Sep 2014 - GMT
Photographer Carlo Borlenghi was on the water for day one of the 2014 Rolex Swan Cup in Porto Cervo to capture these images. ... [more]

America's Cup teams already plotting course to victory By America's Cup Media, London, UK , 7:43 PM Tuesday 09 Sep 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
It's one of the most important times in an America's Cup campaign. The beginning. Get things right in the early stages, and it will be easier later. That's the position the sailors representing the six America's Cup teams were taking on Tuesday during a press conference in London as they assessed how they’ve played the opening gambits in their campaigns for sailing’s oldest prize. ... [more]

European Odyssey - Sardinhada in Lisbon for the fleet By Cornell Sailing, , 7:30 PM Tuesday 09 Sep 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
Several things stood out for us as Roger Watson and I (Kathy Parsons) helped with the inaugural year of the European Odyssey. Cruisers are, for the most part, friendly, positive people, who expect to find enjoyment in each harbour they sail to, who are quick to strike up conversations among themselves and with people ashore, who are interested in exploring new ports. ... [more]

Rolex Big Boat Series - Farr 40 International Circuit to be decided By Tink Chambers, , 6:21 PM Tuesday 09 Sep 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Four cities, 22 total boats, four regattas and 43 races so far - and now it all comes down to this! The Farr 40 International Circuit will be decided during the Rolex Big Boat Series, being held this Thursday through Sunday out of St. Francis Yacht Club. And what better locale to culminate an intense season of sailing than San Francisco Bay - one of the greatest sailboat racing venues in the world ... [more]

RIMTA to honor industry leaders and innovators By Cynthia Goss, , 6:10 PM Tuesday 09 Sep 2014 - GMT
On Saturday, September 13, members of the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association (RIMTA) will gather at its Annual Industry Partnership Breakfast to honor industry leaders and innovators and to chart a path toward the future for this Rhode Island industry. ... [more]

C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta - Video tells story By Sam Crichton, , 2:46 PM Tuesday 09 Sep 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
If a picture can speak a thousand words, then The Clagett 2014 video speaks a whole encyclopedia. This years video, skillfully produced by Dave Dunigan and the team from T2P, has again captured the story of why The Clagett Regatta is known as a must attend event by adaptive sailors. ... [more]

Caribbean Dinghy Championships canceled By Caribbean Sailing Association, , 2:35 PM Tuesday 09 Sep 2014 - GMT
The Caribbean Sailing Association (‘CSA’) regrets that it has had to cancel the Caribbean Dinghy Championships (‘CDC’) that were scheduled to be held from the 14th to 16th of November. The dates conflict with the Central American and Caribbean Games (‘CAC Games’) which will be held from the 15th to 30th of November at which a number of Caribbean countries will be participating. ... [more]

Collinson FX Market Commentary: September 9, 2014 - UK Breakup By Collinson FX, , 2:25 PM Tuesday 09 Sep 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
September 9, 2014: Polls are pointing to a breakup of the UK and the GBP plunged two big figures to trade 1.6110. Commodity prices hit the associated currencies, with the AUD slipping below 0.9300, while the NZD gave up the recently achieved 0.8300. ... [more]

Ocean Cruising Club celebrates 60th Anniversary with record gatherings By Daria Blackwell, , 2:08 PM Tuesday 09 Sep 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
Unlike other sailing clubs that hold one annual cruise, the Ocean Cruising Club (OCC) has been celebrating its 60th Anniversary literally all year round with events taking place on multiple continents and venues to which members arrive mostly by sea after crossing oceans to get there. ... [more]

Cherbourg Race - Domestic season finishes on a High (Jinks) By Louay Habib, , 1:46 PM Tuesday 09 Sep 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
The penultimate race of the RORC Season's Points Championship, and the last of the domestic season, to Cherbourg was a light winds affair, as RORC Racing Manager Nick Elliott explains: 'The fleet had just enough pressure to get out of the Solent but the light breeze faded during the night. The breeze did not materialise until the morning and this year's race definitely favoured the smaller yachts. ... [more]

Extreme Sailing Series - Act 6 offers opportunity to fly for Oman Air By Oman Sail, , 12:55 PM Tuesday 09 Sep 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
It is crunch time for The Wave, Muscat as their defence of the Extreme Sailing Series title, boosted by their win in Cardiff, is stepped up again for Act 6 in Istanbul, Turkey starting on Thursday. ... [more]

ISAF awards Approved Training Center status to Dinghy Academy By Dinghy Academy in Valencia, , 11:11 AM Tuesday 09 Sep 2014 - GMT
Dinghy Academy is pleased to announce that the Audit Report about Dinghy Academy as an ISAF Approved Training Center is now posted on the International Sailing Federation website. ... [more]

America's Cup: Technical issues overshadow Media Conference By Richard Gladwell/, , 10:56 AM Tuesday 09 Sep 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
An America's Cup Media Conference called for London, UK got underway with the live coverage failing to fire. In fact of the expected hour of coverage, the broadcast did not start until 17 minutes before the end. The full replay is now available. ... [more]

Extreme Sailing Series - GAC Pindar aiming for Turkish delight By Tom Dowler, , 10:41 AM Tuesday 09 Sep 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Following four podium finishes on day three in Cardiff, team GAC Pindar are looking to continue their promising form in Istanbul, Turkey (September 11-14), the sixth Act of the Extreme Sailing Series. Swiss America’s Cup winner Alinghi holds a firm grip on the Extreme Sailing Series lead, however, there is plenty still to be decided in Turkey before the competition reaches its penultimate act in N ... [more]

America's Cup: Media Conference from London - Replay By Richard Gladwell/, , 9:18 AM Tuesday 09 Sep 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Skippers from the six teams of the 35th America's Cup werer introduced at a press conference in London on Tuesday, September 9th. The press conference was scheduled to start at 11:00am in the UK, and was to be streamed live, on ... [more]

Shedding light on the life of former lighthouse keepers + Video By Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, , 8:42 AM Tuesday 09 Sep 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Aus GMT
Watch our new video about the lighthouses found along the Great Barrier Reef — helping to tell the story of the Reef's navigational history. ... [more]

Record sales driven by new interest in catamarans By Brent Vaughan, , 7:25 AM Tuesday 09 Sep 2014 - GMT
The month of August has broken all previous sales records for Multihull Central, with no less than ten boats sold, including a new Outremer 5X, new Seawind 1250 XPAC, three new Seawind 1160 LITEs and five used multihulls sold, plus two more under contract. ... [more]

Southport Yacht Club celebrates opening of 68th season By Jeni Bone, , 6:19 AM Tuesday 09 Sep 2014 - GMT
On Saturday 6 September, the Southport Yacht Club celebrated the opening of its 68th Boating and Sailing Season with the Club’s Annual Sail Past and Blessing of the Fleet Ceremony. ... [more]

2014 SB20 World Championship: Waiting,waiting in St Petersburg By SB20 Worlds, , 4:46 AM Tuesday 09 Sep 2014 - GMT
2014 SB20 World Championship - Long waiting for the weather hasn't brought any results: the wind not only hasn’t reached necessary strength, but to be contrary, subsided to zero. At 4 p.m. on a Yacht Club Hercules signal mast judges raised two pennants in a sad way for sailors: Code Pennant and Alpha – races are canceled for today. ... [more]

Coalition invests licence fees to improve fishing By Vic Coalition, , 4:16 AM Tuesday 09 Sep 2014 - GMT
More than $3.6 million collected from the sale of recreational fishing licences has been allocated by the Victorian Coalition Government to projects that will improve fishing opportunities in lakes, rivers, bays and inlets across the state. ... [more]

Brisbane Boat Show starts Friday - biggest in 10 years! By Jeni Bone, , 4:01 AM Tuesday 09 Sep 2014 - GMT
Brisbane will be the epicentre of all things boating and marine this weekend, starting Friday 12 and running over Monday 15 September. ... [more]

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