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2014 U.S. Match Racing Championship - Day 2 By Kimball Livingston, , 3:04 AM Sunday 05 Oct 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
2014 U.S. Match Racing Championship - Turnabout being fair play, match racing world champion Taylor Canfield is crewing for his sometime crew, Nathan Hollerbach, in the U.S. Match Racing Championship on San Francisco Bay, and so far, it’s working. From straight wins in Round Robin One to four out of seven in Round Robin Two, Hollerbach will advance to Sunday’s Semifinals as high points skipper. ... [more]

Classic yacht celebrates 100th birthday at Opening Day on the Derwent By Peter Campbell, , 12:07 AM Sunday 05 Oct 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
The classic yacht Gypsy celebrated her 100th birthday in style on Hobart’s River Derwent this afternoon – leading a fleet of more than 220 yachts and motor cruisers in the traditional Sail Past to mark the Opening Day of the Yachting Season and also receiving the prestigious Beauty Prize. ... [more]

Sylt PWA Super Grand Slam - Freestyle title race turned on its head By Chris Yates, , 7:18 PM Saturday 04 Oct 2014 - GMT
Conditions didn’t look too promising first thing this morning, but thankfully after a few hours of waiting the forecasted wind filtered through allowing the completion of the men’s freestyle single elimination on the penultimate day of the Davidoff Cool Water Sylt PWA Super Grand Slam. ... [more]

Oyster Regatta Palma - A lucky break on day 3 By Mike Owen, , 6:46 PM Saturday 04 Oct 2014 - GMT
With four good races already scored, the chance to run today’s fifth and final series-race of the Oyster Regatta Palma 2014 proved a lucky break for those looking for a discard or qualifier. It was also the most challenging with patchy winds and big shifts made massive when black clouds and lightning entered stage left at the end. ... [more]

Extreme Sailing Series: Emirates Team NZ stays in contention with help By Warren Douglas, Emirates Team NZ, , 6:42 PM Saturday 04 Oct 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
On Saturday, Emirates Team New Zealand was the beneficiary of that friendly co-operation: An Omani sailor stepped in when illness struck crewman Edwin Delaat overnight and he was in no shape to go racing. And series leader Alinghi, struggling to find form, bounced back to take 54 of the possible 70 points available and go straight to the top. ... [more]

Extreme Sailing Series - Gripping stadium racing on day 3 + Video By Extreme Sailing Series, , 6:09 PM Saturday 04 Oct 2014 - GMT
The third day of Extreme Sailing Series racing on the French Riviera for the Extreme 40s could prove to be one of the most defining days of the whole 2014 season, with the leaderboard well and truly blown open. ... [more]

Annapolis Boat Show - Meet Jimmy Cornell and his new Aventura By Cornell Sailing, , 6:00 PM Saturday 04 Oct 2014 - GMT
In preparation for his forthcoming circumnavigation with the Blue Planet Odyssey round the world rally, Jimmy Cornell completed this summer a grueling test of his new 45 foot Aventura, an Exploration 45 aluminum centreboard yacht built by Garcia Yachting in France. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - It's a tight game out there + Video By Agathe Armand, , 5:13 PM Saturday 04 Oct 2014 - GMT
Three changes of leader in one hour in the Volvo Ocean Race Alicante In-Port Race. A five-second gap between Team Alvimedica, winners of the In-Port Race, and Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, second. Just 25 seconds to Mapfre, in third. One thing’s for sure - it’s a tight game out there. The start gun went off at 1400 local time. The 7.8nm inshore track counted five gates. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Team Alvimedica rules Alicante waves + Video By Volvo Ocean Race, , 5:02 PM Saturday 04 Oct 2014 - GMT
Charlie Enright’s smile said it all as he led his young Team Alvimedica crew to victory in the opening skirmish of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 on Saturday. There’s a long, long way to go and the Alicante in-port race success does not even count towards the offshore overall trophy apart from as a tie-breaker in the case of teams finishing level on points. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - In-Port Race awards images by David Ramos By, , 3:21 PM Saturday 04 Oct 2014 - GMT
Photographer David Ramos was on deck in Alicante to capture these images from the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15's first In-Port Race awards ceremony. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race Inport win a giant boost for youngest team By Rob Kothe and Jedda Murphy, , 3:06 PM Saturday 04 Oct 2014 - GMT
Sail-World interviewed 30 year old skipper Charlie Enright ahead of today’s first 2014-2015 Volvo ocean Race Inport race. Enright was realistic about Alvimedica’s overall chances but today’s win will have had a major impact. The Alvimedica team has had an excellent preparation, having sailed 15,000 VR65 miles. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Team Alvimedica wins Alicante In-Port Race + Video By Team Alvimedica, , 2:59 PM Saturday 04 Oct 2014 - GMT
Team Alvimedica has taken first blood in the Volvo Ocean Race, after winning today’s In-Port Race in Alicante. Charlie Enright and his crew made a good, conservative start that placed them in the top half of the seven-boat fleet while a daring port-tack start by Dongfeng Race Team rewarded the Chinese with an early lead. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA reflects on Alicante In-Port Race By Team SCA, , 2:51 PM Saturday 04 Oct 2014 - GMT
Today saw the first Volvo Ocean Race In-Port Race for Team SCA. The crew of the all-women’s team reflect on the action. Annie Lush (GBR): It’s a really short and fast intense racecourse and it's hectic onboard but the good thing was everything was quite clean. ... [more]

Primer Podio Del 'Mapfre' En La Volvo Ocean Race By Mapfre, , 2:50 PM Saturday 04 Oct 2014 - GMT
Tercer puesto para el VO65 'Mapfre' en la primera regata costera de la Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015. Según comentaba ayer el patrón Iker Martínez, los españoles se marcaban como meta terminar en la mitad de la tabla y han cumplido su objetivo con creces: primer podio del 'Mapfre' en esta nueva edición de la vuelta al mundo. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - In-port race puts paid to pre-race nerves By Dongfeng Race Team, , 2:40 PM Saturday 04 Oct 2014 - GMT
Out on the water this afternoon in Alicante, the first in-port race put paid to pre-race nerves, whilst on shore emotion was running high at this morning’s team press conference, when Wolf (Jiru Yang) broke down in tears as he dedicated the first leg of the Volvo Ocean Race to Leo. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Dock Out Parade images from Alicante By, , 1:25 PM Saturday 04 Oct 2014 - GMT
David Ramos was on site in Alicante to capture these images during the Volvo Ocean Race Dock Out Parade for the In-Port Race. ... [more]

LJ Hooker Queensland Etchells Championship – Lamb Chops By John Curnow, , 12:57 PM Saturday 04 Oct 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
The flag was set early in the peace of the morning. It very clearly signified that it was to be BBQ day for the Etchells competing in the LJ Hooker Etchells Queensland State Championships. The world-renowned, David and Sue Healey meat fest is just one of the many hospitalities that the Brisbane Etchells Fleet has bestowed upon all guests for this regatta. ... [more]

Collinson FX Market Commentary: October 4, 2014 - ANZAC crashes By Collinson FX, , 8:47 AM Saturday 04 Oct 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
October 4, 2014: Commodities plunged, with the rally in the reserve, forcing much maligned associated currencies lower. The AUD crashed to 0.8670 and the NZD to 0.7760! The antipodean currencies are under siege, of late, with commodity prices collapsing from slowing demand and the rise in the USD. ... [more]

Melges 20 North Americans: Images and video of Day 1 in San Francisco By, , 7:25 AM Saturday 04 Oct 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Videographer, John Navas, was on the water for the 2014 Melges 20 North Americans, and filed these images and videos of the first day's racing ... [more]

Audi Melges 20 North American Championship - California Steamin By Melges 20, , 6:50 AM Saturday 04 Oct 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
The term Indian Summer typically does not apply to the moderate Bay area, but with a string of days in the mid-90’s Audi Melges 20 sailors swapped their foulies for sunscreen and soaked in a perfect day of light air, flat-water racing on the Berkeley Circle. ... [more]

British Sailing Team concludes mid-cycle squad review By RYA, , 5:25 AM Saturday 04 Oct 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
The RYA’s Olympic Steering Group has finalised its latest periodical review of the British Sailing Team squads following the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships, with a number of changes at the Podium level as the focus towards Rio 2016 intensifies. ... [more]

Peter Hall named Sailor of the month for September By Sail Canada, , 4:59 AM Saturday 04 Oct 2014 - GMT
September marks the start of Autumn Equinox, with sailors enjoying the warmer days and cooler evenings with no shortage of competitive performances throughout the country and around the world. ... [more]

2014 2.4mR Open World Championship - The wrap By Sail Canada, , 4:39 AM Saturday 04 Oct 2014 - GMT
2014 2.4mR Open World Championship - The final day of racing brought 10-15 knots of breeze and sunny skies. There were three races scheduled for the day however the dying breeze forced the cancellation of race three, with a total of 10 races on the final scoreboard. ... [more]

2014 Gold Coast International Marine Expo - Futuristic and fun toys By Emma Milne, , 4:00 AM Saturday 04 Oct 2014 - GMT
A vast array of fun and exciting new products are set for first-release at the 2014 Gold Coast International Marine Expo from 17-19 October – some for the first time in Queensland, some for the first time in Australia and some for the first time in the world. ... [more]

U.S. Match Racing Championship - Day 1 By Kimball Livingston, , 3:29 AM Saturday 04 Oct 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
With high pressure blocking the early seabreeze at the U.S. Match Racing Championship, the race committee staged the first three races of Round Robin One in light easterlies against an ebb tide current that the boats could barely overcome. ... [more]

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