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Round Britain and Ireland Race 2014 - Record pace at Muckle Flugga By RORC Event Press, , 11:50 AM Tuesday 12 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
The MOD 70, skippered by Frenchman Sidney Gavignet, is two hours inside the course record set by Banque Populaire 5 in 2011 of 3 days 3 hours, 49 minutes, 14 seconds. Sidney Gavignet contacted the RORC Media team at 1000 this morning, just 100 miles from the top of the course, having raced approx. 600 miles in 24 hours. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Nicholson in race against time with latest entry By Richard Gladwell, , 10:36 AM Tuesday 12 Aug 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
'It doesn't take very long to explain the timeline we are on with this campaign,' says Chris Nicholson skipper of the seventh entry in the Volvo Ocean Race. 'That's because there's very little time between now and the race start!' ... [more]

Extreme Sailing Series Act 5 - Sap Extreme Sailing Team: all change By Gillian Clarke, , 10:24 AM Tuesday 12 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
The new team members will significantly strengthen the line up with Christian Kamp, Americas Cup sailor and New Zealand’s Brad Farrand recruited to campaign in the hotly contested Extreme Sailing Series.TM Denmark’s Christian Kamp brings a great deal of experience combined with a solid record as former Team Origin trimmer, and in his current role as a member of the Swedish Americas Cup Team. ... [more]

Vestas Wind Systems completes Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 line-up By Volvo Ocean Race, , 8:48 AM Tuesday 12 Aug 2014 - GMT
Six-time world champion Chris Nicholson, who will be contesting his fifth race, will skipper the boat and work is already well underway to ready the Danish company’s team for the race start in October. 'It’s an honour to be skipper of Team Vestas Wind. They have unmatched expertise in harnessing the power of wind and together we can use our knowledge to take on this challenge,' said Nicholson ... [more]

Last chance to join 2014 Multihull Solutions Whitsunday Rendezvous By Kate Elkington, , 8:31 AM Tuesday 12 Aug 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Aus GMT
There are now only limited places still available to join the event from 1-7 September, which is now recognised as Australia’s premier power and sail multihull cruising rally. Multihull Solutions urges those who are considering participating in the event to sign up now to avoid missing out on a week they’ll never forget! ... [more]

Dangerous conditions for boaters from this evening By Roads and Maritime Services, , 8:06 AM Tuesday 12 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Skippers and owners of small craft should be on high alert and check the conditions before considering crossing a coastal bar or heading offshore. Rock fishers should also check weather forecasts before heading out to decide whether it is safe to fish near dangerous surf. ... [more]

Sailing for some plus lederhosen and dirndls on day 2 of Pyefleet Week By Brightlingsea Sailing Club, , 7:47 AM Tuesday 12 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
The racing is split into morning and afternoon sessions and in theory the Catamaran Handicap, Fireballs, Brightlingsea One Designs, Slow Handicap and Mirrors should have been on the morning shift for day two. Sadly the wind was still blowing at 20+ knots with occasional gusts up towards 30 knots first thing, leaving the race officers with no option but to cancel the morning session. ... [more]

Pacific Boating membership offers hassle-free boating By Jeni Bone, , 6:36 AM Tuesday 12 Aug 2014 - GMT
Pacific Boating, the membership alternative to ownership, is enjoying a surge of interest, thanks to its flexibility, availability and cost-effective entry into boating. ... [more]

2015 Festival of Sails - Shogun back in the game By Festival of Sails, , 3:52 AM Tuesday 12 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
The overhauled TP52 Shogun is the first official entry for the 2015 Festival of Sails, owner Rob Hanna showing support for his yacht club and adding some grand prix weight to Victoria’s premier sailing regatta to be staged January 17-26. ... [more]

Marine15 expands trade, networking and B2B opportunities By Jeni Bone, , 3:36 AM Tuesday 12 Aug 2014 - GMT
Planning for Marine15 is well underway and as organisers fill the program with a mix of high calibre international and local speakers for three strands: Boating Business, Boating Safety and Marinas, they are confident there will be even more for industry at next year's event. ... [more]

2014 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - High speed sailing on display By Rob Mundle, , 3:28 AM Tuesday 12 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
2014 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - One of the world’s fastest sailboats for its size and type will be scorching across the waters off Hamilton Island during next week’s Audi Hamilton Island Race Week. ... [more]

Sail Canada Youth Championships at CORK International - Day 1 By Marianne Davis, , 2:58 AM Tuesday 12 Aug 2014 - GMT
2014 Sail Canada Youth Championship - The Sail Canada Youth Championships at CORK International kicked off today in Kingston! Portsmouth Olympic Harbour is hopping with 413 sailors and 280 boats taking part, supported by over 70 coaches. ... [more]

PWA Tenerife World Cup - Tow-in action at Siam Park By Chris Yates, , 2:25 AM Tuesday 12 Aug 2014 - GMT
With the main event of the 2014 Dunkerbeck-Eyewear Siam Park Tenerife PWA World Cup being concluded two days early, yesterday saw a phenomenal conclusion to another brilliant event in Tenerife as the elite of the wave sailing world headed to Siam Park for the Dunkerbeck Eyewear tow-in exhibition. ... [more]

2014 Auckland on the Water Boatshow - Huge prize packs up for grabs By Isla McKechnie, , 2:20 AM Tuesday 12 Aug 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
2014 Auckland on the Water Boatshow - The Viaduct Harbour will host the Auckland On Water Boat Show this September, forming a hub for local on-water enthusiasts as local and international companies show the best new season goodies. ... [more]

Fire causes million dollar damage on HMAS Bundaberg By Media Services, , 12:49 AM Tuesday 12 Aug 2014 - GMT
Firefighters took more than three hours to contain a fire that broke out on a Navy patrol boat undergoing maintenance in Brisbane. ... [more]

Airlie Beach Race Week - Second half promises more tough competition By Tracey Johnstone, Airlie Beach , 11:37 PM Monday 11 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Regatta Director Denis Thompson has been watching carefully the forecast for remaining race days. 'It looks like it going to be good up to Thursday when it may get up to 23 or 24 knots. I expect there to be some good sailing from here on in. 'These conditions are fairly normal for this time of year. It’s all being driven by the large high pressure down in Bight in South Australia.' Thompson said. ... [more]

European Odyssey - La Coruña a big hit for the boats participating By Cornell Sailing, , 9:46 PM Monday 11 Aug 2014 - GMT
Following a successful crossing of the Bay of Biscay, La Coruña was a big hit for the boats participating in the European Odyssey. There was much to enjoy. First of all, Marina Coruña was a comfortable, convenient home for the boats during their stay in La Coruña. ... [more]

Star Eastern Hemisphere Championship - Rainy day 2 in Brunnen By Star Sailors League, , 9:20 PM Monday 11 Aug 2014 - GMT
Following a long day of waiting and false hopes on race day one of the 2014 International Star Class Eastern Hemisphere Championship, the Star sailors endured an even longer day today, race day two, filled with on and off rain, inconsistent wind pressure, and shifty wind direction. ... [more]

Garcia Yachts Exploration 45 - Jimmy Cornell's newest adventure By nk, , 9:03 PM Monday 11 Aug 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
When most cruising sailors reach their seventies they wonder how long they will keep cruising. They don't start designing their 'perfect' cruising boat with a plan to sail it through the Northwest Passage. That's because they are not Jimmy Cornell. ... [more]

Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - Three retire on day 1 By Trish Jenkins, , 7:42 PM Monday 11 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Three boats have retired from the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race on day one. Sir Robin Knox-Johnston has been forced to retire after splitting the mainsail between second and third reefs on his yacht, Grey Power. The mast has also been damaged. ... [more]

77 Lucas Oil SilverHook leads Superboat Unlimited class By Barbara Biers, , 7:25 PM Monday 11 Aug 2014 - GMT
Seizing the lead in the national points for the Superboat Unlimited class, the #77 Lucas Oil SilverHook now has a comfortable 913 point lead over the second place, Miss GEICO who was MIA. ... [more]

Barcos da Volvo Ocean Race largam para desafio na Grã-Bretanha By Volvo Ocean Race, , 7:15 PM Monday 11 Aug 2014 - GMT
Começou a Round Britain and Ireland Race. Nesta segunda-feira (11), cinco barcos da Volvo Ocean Race partiram para o desafio no Canal da Mancha com equilíbrio na flotilha. O time espanhol de Iker Martínez e o Abu Dhabi tem pequena vantagem, mas os outros times estão na cola. A ordem da última atualização é a seguinte: Abu Dhabi, Team Campos, Dongfeng, Team Alvimedica e Team SCA. ... [more]

Pulso intenso en la primera regata conjunta de cinco Volvo Ocean 65 By Volvo Ocean Race, , 7:12 PM Monday 11 Aug 2014 - GMT
Tras aproximadamente 21 horas de espera, hoy a las 10:00 de la mañana ha dado comienzo la Vuelta a Gran Bretaña e Irlanda, regata en la que participan cinco de los equipos inscritos en la Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, y que pasadas cerca de ocho horas lidera el Equipo Español. ... [more]

Baptême du feu en mer du Nord pour les Volvo Ocean65 By Volvo Ocean Race, , 7:05 PM Monday 11 Aug 2014 - GMT
C’est un Tour des Iles Britanniques grandiose auxquels participent les cinq Volvo Ocean 65. En raison des conditions météos très fortes, le départ prévu hier a finalement été lancé ce matin et le parcours a été inversé pour permettre aux concurrents de bénéficier d’un vent portant sur la première partie de course. ... [more]

Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games - Byte CII fleet all set + Video By ISAF, , 6:50 PM Monday 11 Aug 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
A fleet of 30 Boys Byte CII's will line up to race on Monday 18 August when sailing commences at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games (YOG). Based on Lake Jinniu in Nanjing 30 boys, aged 15-16, from 30 nations will fly their flag on the Chinese inland waters as they bid to take the honours at the second Youth Olympic Sailing Competition. ... [more]

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