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VX One North American Championship on the horizon By Julie and Christopher Howell, , 2:12 PM Tuesday 15 Jul 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
The third annual VX One North American Championship kicks off Thursday, July 17 from Newport Yacht Club in Rhode Island. Nineteen VX Ones, representing Canada, New Zealand, the Virgin Islands and the United States, are gathering for three days of competition. ... [more]

Henry Bomby on the 45th edition of La Solitaire du Figaro By Henry Bomby, , 2:04 PM Tuesday 15 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
UK sailor Henry Bomby reflects on the 45th edition of La Solitaire du Figaro: The Solitaire is not easy. At times I found myself not only fighting with my competitors, the boat and the conditions but also with myself on a scale I have not yet experienced in my life before. It was a hard one was the 45th edition of La Solitaire du Figaro. ... [more]

Cowes Week - Insights from Rupert Holmes on tidal heights and streams By Cowes Week Ltd, , 1:59 PM Tuesday 15 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Tides for this year’s Cowes Week are predominately neaps, so streams are relatively weak in Solent terms. However, they will still play the most critical function in any race winning strategy, and will are likely to play a big factor in the start of races from the Royal Yacht Squadron line as the regatta progresses. In addition, on a number of days the starts will be close to low water. ... [more]

RS400 Northern Championships at Scaling Dam SC By Pete Snowdon, , 1:51 PM Tuesday 15 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
A small but very competitive fleet of RS400's gathered at Scaling Dam SC over the weekend of 12-13th July. Crews had travelled from as far afield as Hickling Broad to the south and Wormit BC to the north. Race 1, in a light Northeasterly breeze saw Peter Snowdon, crewed by Maddie Metcalfe, from the home club taking an early lead. ... [more]

Wipe out Wednesday + Video By Bryan Thurstan, Perth, WA , 1:41 PM Tuesday 15 Jul 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
A mash-up from the 2014 offshore racing season off WA. Big thanks to the team on Siska Trophy winner Hoodoo Man, CommDom and John on Al Fresco, and of course everyone’s favourite offshore racing boat, This Way Up. ... [more]

ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship - Day 2 ready for lift off By Daniel Smith, , 12:37 PM Tuesday 15 Jul 2014 - GMT
The 367 sailors from 67 nations are prepared for the second day of racing at the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship. After a glamorous opening day of racing that spoilt the sailors rotten the five classes across eight events are rigged and ready to take on Tavira’s conditions for race day two. ... [more]

Collinson FX Market Commentary: July 15, 2014 - Rising interest hits By Collinson FX, , 12:18 PM Tuesday 15 Jul 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
July 15, 2014: NZ House Prices and Sales contracted feeling the full brunt of the RBNZ new loans policy and the rising interest rate strategy. The Housing Sector has lead the recovery of the Consumer and has now hit the wall. The trade sector will be impacted by rising costs of capital and higher exchange rates. ... [more]

Have a voice in your association By Louise Nicholls, , 11:49 AM Tuesday 15 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
The RYA is encouraging Personal and Life Members to come forward as candidates for election to RYA Council. The deadline for applications is Friday 25 July. RYA Council represents the members of the Association. It works to ensure members’ boating interests and rights across all boating activities are reflected in the Association’s policies and high level strategies. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Martinez and Desjoyeaux team up for Volvo By Volvo Ocean Race Media, , 10:35 AM Tuesday 15 Jul 2014 - GMT
Iker Martínez will again be leading the Spanish challenge for the Volvo Ocean Race in 2014-15, his team confirmed today. The team has also announced today that they have recruited the biggest name in French sailing, Michel Desjoyeaux, to help guide the crew’s preparations. ... [more]

RS300’s at the Weymouth Dinghy Regatta 2014 By Pete Ellis, , 10:33 AM Tuesday 15 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
With the entry limit reached weeks ago and a near perfect forecast; the competitors were set fair for a cracking weekend. So keen (not t’northern variety) on the forecast, Steve Bolland and Rich Le Mare arrived a day early for pre-nationals boat prep and practice. ... [more]

July 2014 edition of Finnfare has been published By Robert Deaves, , 8:57 AM Tuesday 15 Jul 2014 - GMT
The cover of the July 2014 issue of Finnfare features Andrew Murdoch (NZL) on his way to securing 10th place in the European Championship in La Rochelle. The event was won by Giles Scott (GBR) who is the 'opening shot' for the magazine, published on Monday 14 July. ... [more]

Mid Winter One Design Regatta - Day 2 By Brendan Rourke, Pittwater , 8:22 AM Tuesday 15 Jul 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
After defrosting from Saturdays racing and enjoying the post race analysis back at the Alfred’s teams arrived fresh and ready to get back onto the water. ... [more]

470 Europeans: GBR's Luke Patience/Elliot Willis win ahead of Final By Europeans 470, , 4:48 AM Tuesday 15 Jul 2014 - GMT
2014 470 European Championships - Stunning sailing conditions across the race course on the Saronic Gulf in two nailbiting races, sees the 2014 470 Men European Championship title already awarded with a day to spare. ... [more]

Book review: Weather - you like it or not By Ivan B. Signorelli, , 4:14 AM Tuesday 15 Jul 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
Back in the days before radio was widely available, before forecasts were sometimes accurate and you could get your weather reports in the middle of the ocean through a satellite, a good sailor relied on his instincts, experience and tried and tested knowledge. ... [more]

Red Bull 49erFX: Bouncing back after a slow start in Europeans By Molly Meech and Alex Maloney, , 3:55 AM Tuesday 15 Jul 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Red Bull 49erFX team of Molly Meech and Alex Maloney report on their second tour in Europe and the just concluded European Championships. After starting slowly, we bounced back a little more each day, kept our heads up, started each day with a positive mindset, and came home with a medal. ... [more]

Book review: Weather - you like it or not By Ivan B. Signorelli, , 3:46 AM Tuesday 15 Jul 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Aus GMT
Back in the days before radio was widely available, before forecasts were sometimes accurate and you could get your weather reports in the middle of the ocean through a satellite, a good sailor relied on his instincts, experience and tried and tested knowledge. ... [more]

Airlie Beach Race Week - Adventures of a 'Sailor Girl’ By Heidi Walton, , 2:58 AM Tuesday 15 Jul 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
2014 Airlie Beach Race Week - The girl who is well-known as ‘Adventures of a Sailor Girl’, Nic Douglass will be taking on another adventure when she attends the upcoming Vision Surveys Airlie Beach Race Week. ... [more]

Research shows marinas tops for economic, social benefit By Marina Industries Association, , 2:41 AM Tuesday 15 Jul 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Aus GMT
Independent research carried out for the Marina Industry Association (MIA) has highlighted a wide range of benefits that marinas deliver for local communities. The research was conducted by the Michigan State University based Recreation Marine Research Centre and is summarised in a 130 page report called the ‘2013 Health of the Australian Marina Industry Survey’. ... [more]

Southern Spars offer free Carbon Furling boom to a lucky owner By Sail-World, , 1:40 AM Tuesday 15 Jul 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Southern Spars is looking for one lucky owner to test out our new Coastal Furl boom and in return you will get to keep the boom. The Coastal Furl is an all carbon furling boom for the 30-40 foot range with a price tag unheard of in the carbon market at only NZD $12,999 RRP. Next year we will see two more size ranges become available for yachts ranging from 40-70 foot. ... [more]

NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team: Racing starts at ISAF Youth Worlds By Jodie Bakewell-White, , 1:03 AM Tuesday 15 Jul 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Racing started today at the 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships in Tavira, Portugal where a 12-strong New Zealand team is competing with a representative in all eight classes. Sunshine and steady breeze in Tavira meant that all fleets completed their scheduled racing including two races apiece in the Laser Radials and 420 classes, and three races for the 29er, the multi-hulls and the wi ... [more]

Taiwan's first marina a Superior effort By Jeni Bone, , 12:36 AM Tuesday 15 Jul 2014 - GMT
The first modern marine in Kaohsiung, Taiwan was a joint project between Superior Australia and the Horizon Group, who are headquartered in this major yacht building centre. ... [more]

Wet and windy for Flying Dutchmen Worlds By Alan Henderson, United Kingdom , 10:39 PM Monday 14 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Competitors withstood a tough introduction, in a war of attrition with the conditions. Southerly winds of up to 22 knots in gusts and heavy rain gave a stirring start, with many boats capsizing and suffering gear breakages. ... [more]

Vaavud launches generation 2 wind meter By Vaavud, Copenhagen , 10:05 PM Monday 14 Jul 2014 - GMT
Vaavud, the company that created the world’s first wind meter that transforms smart phones into high tech meteorological tools aims to further revolutionize mobile wind measurement with a second generation wind meter. ... [more]

New York Yacht Club Race Week - Images by Daniel Forster By Sail-World.com, , 9:56 PM Monday 14 Jul 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Photographer Daniel Forster was on site at the New York Yacht Club Race Week to capture these images. Enjoy! ... [more]

Panerai British Classic Week - Mixed conditions on day 2 By Mary Scott-Jackson, , 9:42 PM Monday 14 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Day two of Panerai British Classic Week in Cowes featured the Around the Island Race sponsored by EFG International for Classes 1-4 and a further Solent race for the 8 Metres. For those going around the Island it was a day of mixed conditions. The start from the Royal Yacht Squadron was to the east with a strong flood tide pushing the fleet across the line, but very little wind. ... [more]

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