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July piracy and maritime crime report issued by ReCAAP By Maritime Security News, , 5:36 PM Friday 15 Aug 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Aus GMT
ReCAAP ISC has issued its piracy and maritime crime report for July 2014 and notes that there were 14 reported incidents of maritime crime and piracy during that month, as opposed to 21 reported in June. ... [more]

Vendée Globe - Tanguy de Lamotte, the designer who became a skipper By Vendee Globe, , 5:24 PM Friday 15 Aug 2014 - GMT
In this video you can find out more about Tanguy de Lamotte, now aged 36, who came tenth in the last Vendée Globe and is aiming to do better on his second attempt in 2016-17 at the helm of a newer boat. Although he grew up near Paris, he got interested in sailing at an early age and took part in the Tour de France Sailing Race aboard a JOD 35 and Mumm 30. ... [more]

RYA Zone and Home Country Championships - Entries now open By RYA, , 4:20 PM Friday 15 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Entries are now open online for the 2014 RYA Zone and Home Countries Championships with more than 1,000 young sailors and windsurfers set to descend on nine venues around the UK on the weekend of 27 – 28 September. The Championships traditionally mark the end of the Junior racing season and the start of a hard winter’s training. ... [more]

Mirror National Championships at Sligo Yacht Club By Irish Sailing Associaton, , 4:12 PM Friday 15 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
The 2014 Mirror National Championships were held at a resplendent Sligo Yacht Club from August 7th-10th. Twenty three Mirror Class Dinghies gathered for what proved to be an action packed four days of sailing on the enchanting waters of Sligo Bay. ... [more]

RS200 Volvo Noble Marine UK Nationals - Luke Patience to compete By Amy Cada, , 3:27 PM Friday 15 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Olympic Silver Medallist Luke Patience is set to compete in the RS200 Volvo Noble Marine UK National Championships 2014 this weekend. British Sailing Team member, Luke Patience has just returned from the Olympic Sailing Test Event in Rio where he won a silver medal with sailing partner Elliott Willis. ... [more]

Gogreenblue photo competition winners revealed By Emma Slater, , 2:29 PM Friday 15 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Following the success of the first ever regatta wide ‘Green Blue Day’ at Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week on 02 August, The Green Blue is delighted to reveal the winners of the #gogreenblue photo competition which ran throughout the regatta (02-09 August). ... [more]

Collinson FX Market Commentary: August 15 2014 - AUS consolidation By Collinson FX, , 2:17 PM Friday 15 Aug 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
August 15 2014: The AUD managed to consolidate a little over 0.9300 while the NZD rallied to around 0.8485. Global crises will continue to drive the markets to close the week. ... [more]

Australian Maritime Safety Authority responses result in rescue of 13 By Australian Maritime Safety Authority, , 1:49 PM Friday 15 Aug 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Aus GMT
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority responded to three separate emergency beacon activations in one day on 12 August, resulting in the rescue of thirteen people. Just after 3pm AEST AMSA detected an emergency beacon registered to a five metre fishing vessel approximately 41km North East of Darwin near the Vernon Islands. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind emerges into the sunlight By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, , 1:48 PM Friday 15 Aug 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
First images of the Chris Nicholson skippered Team Vestas Wind, as she emerges from the paint and fit out facility in Southampton, England. Launch date is set for August 21, 2014 ... [more]

National 4x4 Outdoors Show and Fishing and Boating Expo - 4WD heaven By Clare Arthurs, , 1:35 PM Friday 15 Aug 2014 - GMT
With an exciting new 4WD Proving Ground, products with V8 racing-inspired technology, and plenty of hands-on activities and demonstrations, 4WD enthusiasts will be in heaven at this year's National 4x4 Outdoors Show and Fishing and Boating Expo at the Melbourne Showgrounds from 22-24 August. ... [more]

Yanmar selected for big torque at low revs By Noel Heritage, , 1:20 PM Friday 15 Aug 2014 - GMT
El Torito is a fitting name for this vessel; it’s Spanish and translates as ‘little bull’. Built in 1968 in the US, El Torito has enjoyed a colourful history, but with a pair of new Yanmar 6HA2 engines on board, this ‘little bull’ is good for many more years at sea. ... [more]

Are You Sailing with 'Weak Links' in your sailing rigging? By SkipperTips.com, , 1:05 PM Friday 15 Aug 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
A critical rigging pin had backed out--with just an eighth of an inch of thread to hold the fitting together. We needed a solution now--and fast. What now skipper? Screw pin shackles are often forgotten parts of your boat's standing rigging and anchor ground tackle system. Here are just a few ways this super sailing gear works aboard your boat. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Round Britain on board Team SCA with the By Corinna Halloran, , 1:00 PM Friday 15 Aug 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Image gallery from on-board Team SCA and the Women's crew in the just finished Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race from OnBoard Reporter, Corinna Halloran ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Round Britain on board Azzam and Team Campos By Justin Chisholm (Abu Dhabi) and Francisco Vignale, , 12:39 PM Friday 15 Aug 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Image gallery from on-board Azzam with Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing in the just finished Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race from OnBoard Reporter, Justin Chisholm - and more from Team Campos with their OBR, Francisco Vignale ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Round Britain on board with Team Alvimedica By Amory Ross, , 12:39 PM Friday 15 Aug 2014 - GMT
Image gallery from on-board Team Alvimedica (TUR) in the just finished Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race from OnBoard Reporter, Amory Ross ... [more]

Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - Twist of fate on day 5 By Trish Jenkins, , 12:24 PM Friday 15 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
The first three days of the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race produced fast downwind conditions for the entire fleet. However, yesterday afternoon a northwesterly air flow headed the fleet yet to round Out Stack, and the changeable weather is due to continue today. ... [more]

Newport stand-by ends for Spindrift racing to prepare Route de Rhum By Spindrift racing, , 11:16 AM Friday 15 Aug 2014 - GMT
On stand-by since the beginning of June, Dona Bertarelli, Yann Guichard and the rest of the team will abandon their attempt to break the Crewed North Atlantic Record on August 15th and prepare to sail home to France. Since their arrival in Newport, an unusually powerful anticyclone located at high latitudes has starved them of any opportunity to take on the record. ... [more]

Mallorca’s Puerto Portals to host the 2015 TP52 World Championship By 52 Super Series, , 10:45 AM Friday 15 Aug 2014 - GMT
The excellent facilities, very desirable location, reliable sea breezes and ease of travel access are just some of the key reasons that the TP52 class has chosen Puerto Portals. The TP52 World Championship will once again be a constituent regatta of the 52 Super Series in 2015. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Round Britain on board with Team Alvimedica By Amory Ross, , 9:46 AM Friday 15 Aug 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Image gallery from on-board Team Alvimedica (TUR) in the just finished Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race from OnBoard Reporter, Amory Ross ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Round Britain with on board with Team Dongfeng By Yann Riou - Team Dongfeng, , 9:29 AM Friday 15 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Image gallery from on-board Team Dongfeng (CHN) in the just finished Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race from OnBoard Reporter, Yann Riou ... [more]

Melges 32 U.S. National Championship 2014 - Teams ready for action By International Melges 32 Class Association, , 8:49 AM Friday 15 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Sunshine, perfect temps, low humidity and a fresh breeze filled the day as teams enjoyed a great practice session around midday with PRO Anderson Reggio and his race management team from Sail Newport. 'I really don't think that Newport has looked any prettier than it does right now. The weather is perfect', said John Kilroy Jr. who will helm Samba Pa Ti. ... [more]

Chester Race Week 2014 – Day 2: challenging, wet and rough By Chester Race Week, , 8:23 AM Friday 15 Aug 2014 - GMT
Extra strong winds on day two of Chester Race Week 2014 proved challenging even for more experienced sailors. Classics, Bluenose and International 14 Fleet races were canceled, while those who competed found conditions challenging and rough, but exhilarating. 'The IODs perform well in heavy air, but we all came back wet for sure,' said Fleet Captain Chester IOD Fleet, Rick Thompson. ... [more]

Spirit of Canada Ocean Challenges: Offshore training schedule revealed By Patianne Verburgh, Nova Scotia , 8:23 AM Friday 15 Aug 2014 - GMT
The Spirit of Canada Ocean Challenges Team is delighted to have completed a successful first year on the Volvo 60 Spirit of Adventure. Some of the season highlights include: the safe completion of eight offshore training sessions which included two Caribbean regattas and two major international offshore races, (RORC Caribbean 600 and Route Halifax St. Pierre). ... [more]

SMU-RM Western Circuit Sailing Regatta - Star-studded fleet competes By Nils Razmilovic, Raffles Marina , 8:01 AM Friday 15 Aug 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
The SMU SB20 International Cup will see some fierce competition from a strong field of competitors including former Olympians, World, Regional and National Champions from all corners of the World coming out to compete for what is the second edition of this trophy put forward by the Singapore Sailing Federation to further promote One Design keel-boat racing in Singapore. ... [more]

A game of two halves on day five of Pyefleet Week 2014 By Brightlingsea Sailing Club, , 7:41 AM Friday 15 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
The morning session took place in sun and light breezes, whilst the afternoon featured heavy rain, thunderstorms and some very gusty winds. But despite the vagaries of the weather all classes were able to race including the Cadets and the classic Wivenhoe and Brightlingsea One Designs. In the morning session it was the turn of the Cat Handicap, Fireball, Mirror, Slow Handicap and BOD fleets. ... [more]

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