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Rescued sailors reach shore after dramatic ocean rescue By Sail-World, , 3:42 AM Wednesday 09 Jul 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
.The three sailors plucked from the J/111 Django have reached shore after their dramatic rescue on nightfall yesterday. Just 170nm from the NZ coast the yacht broke its rudder shaft, in 50kts winds and 5metre seas. The crew made a Mayday call which was picked up by the New Zealand based Rescue Co-Ordination Centre who tasked, two vessels to divert about 90nm to the location of the yacht. ... [more]

HKG win silver at Asian Sailing Championships. By HKSF, , 2:53 AM Wednesday 09 Jul 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
Hong Kong Sailors Tse Sui Lun (Helmsman) and Chik Ho Yin (Crew) won the silver medal in 420 Men. Eight teams and five countries were represented in this class. It is the first medal ever won by the Hong Kong team in 420 class. ... [more]

APSNZ appoints Duthie Lidgard as new MD By Asia Pacific Superyachts, , 2:21 AM Wednesday 09 Jul 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
Asia Pacific Superyachts New Zealand is expanding. With demand for services increasing, the time is right for the company to take on more manpower. That manpower comes in the form of Duthie Lidgard, an experienced industry professional who has made a career out of providing superyachts with the highest possible service. A lifelong sailor, Lidgard is also a qualified boatbuilder, Master ... [more]

Route Halifax Saint-Pierre - Racing up the coast of Nova Scotia By Kathy Large, Halifax, Nova Scotia , 2:20 AM Wednesday 09 Jul 2014 - GMT
The 353 nm race started in Halifax harbour at noon on Tuesday, July 8th. The 18 boats are racing along the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia and will be heading out to the ocean to cross over to Saint-Pierre et Miquelon, the French islands off the Newfoundland coast. ... [more]

Vision Surveys Airlie Beach Race Week - One month to the start gun By Tracey Johnstone, , 2:20 AM Wednesday 09 Jul 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
2014 Airlie Beach Race Week - Event organisers Whitsunday Sailing Club have reported the entry numbers are roaring along ahead of last year’s numbers. Eighty-one entries have been received so far and many more are to come by the time of the official close of entries date on 1st August. ... [more]

Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Ainsworth and Cunich ready for action By ISAF, , 12:55 AM Wednesday 09 Jul 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Junior Australian sailors Elyse Ainsworth (WA) and Thomas Cunich (QLD) have been selected onto the 2014 Australian Youth Olympic Team. The two teenagers made waves at the Sail Brisbane Regatta over Easter in the single handed Byte dinghy class. ... [more]

Queensland Youth Week 2014 - Exciting sailing on day 2 By Miles Ruge, Queensland , 12:09 AM Wednesday 09 Jul 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
After a testing first day of racing in variable winds, competitors revelled in the chance to push themselves and their boats with some more challenging conditions. Around twelve knots of North-westerly breeze fuelled an exciting day of racing across the three separate courses on Waterloo Bay, with over 250 boats contesting the conditions. ... [more]

Half Ton Classics Cup: Swuzzlebubble out front on Day 1 + Video By Fiona Brown, , 11:59 PM Tuesday 08 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Stunning, is the best way to describe day one of the 2014 Half Ton Classics Cup in Saint-Quay-Portriuex. The weather offered something for everyone including plenty of sunshine and a range of wind conditions, the race management provided three great windward leeward races, and the Half Tonners and their crews excelled themselves by providing seat of the pants racing all day. ... [more]

Queensland Youth Week 2014: Racer Profiles – Laser's day 2 By Miles Ruge, Queensland , 11:43 PM Tuesday 08 Jul 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Throughout the week of racing at the Australian Midwinter Youth Championship 2014 at Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron (Manly), we’ll be profiling the leading competitors of a select series each day. Renowned as the next step in competitive sailing, the Laser 4.7 and Radial classes offer young sailors simplicity and performance in a manageable boat. ... [more]

New York Yacht Club Race Week - Yachting history on display By Barby MacGowan, , 11:39 PM Tuesday 08 Jul 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Yachts representing a millennium’s worth of combined history will take to Narragansett Bay and Rhode Island Sound this weekend for the first half of the New York Yacht Club Race Week at Newport presented by Rolex. ... [more]

Route Halifax Saint-Pierre - Spirit of Adventure holds the lead By Ocean Challenges, , 10:54 PM Tuesday 08 Jul 2014 - GMT
The seventh edition of the Route Halifax Saint-Pierre Ocean Race got underway today in the Halifax Harbour under grey skies and very little wind. The start of the 350nm race takes the crews upwind to the first mark where they have already turned and Spirit of Adventure holds the lead on the fleet. ... [more]

Stuart Flinn named Sail Canada Sailor of the Month for June By Sail Canada, , 10:32 PM Tuesday 08 Jul 2014 - GMT
June marks the official start of summer for Canadians resulting in plenty of on-water action and exciting results this month! Canadian Paralympic sailors took to Newport Rhode Island to take on the top Paralympic competitors in the world. ... [more]

NZL Sailing Team: 49er, FX and Nacra Racing underway for Europeans By Jodie Bakewell-White, , 9:13 PM Tuesday 08 Jul 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Racing is underway at the European Championships for the Olympic 49er and 49erFX skiffs (in Helsinki) and also for the Olympic Nacra 17 multihull (in La Grande Motte). Peter Burling and Blair Tuke sailed three races on the opening day in Helsinki. Conditions were 7-12 knots on the courses for the men’s racing, building later for the women in the FX rigged skiffs who raced second. ... [more]

BoatUS speaks out about 'Ethanol-at-all-cost Agenda' By BoatUS/Sail-World Cruising, , 9:08 PM Tuesday 08 Jul 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
Boat US, the USA's leading advocate for recreational boaters, is asking: 'Are wise American consumers of gasoline being pushed to use a fuel that doesn’t work in their boats? ... [more]

Tour de France a la Voile - Two new winners in Dieppe By Fabienne Morin, , 8:55 PM Tuesday 08 Jul 2014 - GMT
In the Tour de France a la Voile, just a night sleep to recover from yesterday’s tough offshore leg, and the sailors were out on the water again. At 10am they took the start of an inshore race just off the beach of Dieppe. ... [more]

Volvo Cork Week - Thrilling conditions welcome international fleet By Louay Habib, , 8:44 PM Tuesday 08 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Thrilling conditions welcomed an international fleet of yachts from all over Europe and the United States to Volvo Cork Week. 100 yachts racing in Cork Harbour produced a magnificent spectacle. Cork Harbour is one of the largest natural harbours in the world and provides stunning scenery and tricky wind and tidal conditions. ... [more]

Yacht abandoned 170nm north of New Zealand, navigation warning out By Sail-World Cruising round-up, , 8:33 PM Tuesday 08 Jul 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Aus GMT
A yacht has been abandoned about 170nm north of the North Cape of New Zealand after three crew, two men and one woman, were rescued dramatically from their liferaft after leaving their yacht, whose rudder had been compromised and was in danger of sinking. A navigation warning has been issued. ... [more]

Nacra 17 Europeans: Success for Italy's Bissaro and Sicouri By Camille El Beze, , 8:20 PM Tuesday 08 Jul 2014 - GMT
If the loss of the first day of racing at the Nacra 17 European Championships due to too little wind was the price to be paid in order to have great Mistral conditions today off La Grande Motte, then many of the 71 competing crews would accept that as a worthwhile tax. ... [more]

Queensland Youth Week 2014, Racer Profiles Day 1 By Miles Ruge, Queensland , 8:13 PM Tuesday 08 Jul 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Throughout the week of racing at the Australian Midwinter Youth Championship 2014 at Queensland Yacht Squadron (Manly), we’ll be profiling the leading competitors of a select series each day. ... [more]

America's Cup: 2017 venue short-list reduced to two Cities By Sail-World, , 7:49 PM Tuesday 08 Jul 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Two potential host cities for the 35th America's Cup have been shortlisted. Two cities have now been cut from the original list of four. A final decision is now to be made by the end of the year, instead of the end of September as originally indicated. ... [more]

Dragon Edinburgh Cup - Fickle winds on day 3 By Rupert Holmes, , 7:34 PM Tuesday 08 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Day three of the Dragon Edinburgh Cup delivered fickle winds with a mix of showers and sunny spells for race three of the series. Boats on the right hand side of the first beat gained an advantage they would hold until the finish, although the final beat saw a diminishing breeze that threatened to upset the order of the front runners. ... [more]

Finn Silver Cup - Pedersen and Kistanov slug it out + Video By Robert Deaves, , 7:17 PM Tuesday 08 Jul 2014 - GMT
At the Finn Silver Cup, Anders Pedersen (NOR) and Arkadiy Kistanov (RUS) engaged in a battle of wits on the third day in Hoorn, Netherlands to slug it out for the overall lead. Kistanov narrowly missed out on all three race wins but the final score was was one win for Pederden and two for Kistanov. This left Pedersen leading Kistanov by two points with Nenad Bugarin (CRO) 23 points back in third. ... [more]

Formula Windsurfing Youth and Master Worlds overall By International Windsurfing Association, , 6:13 PM Tuesday 08 Jul 2014 - GMT
At the end of five days of a great championship with 15 competition races, Janis Preiss (LAT-23) is declared the 2014 Formula Windsurfing Masters World Champion and also the 2014 Gallipoli Formula European Cup Champion. Karl-Erik Saarm (EST-228) is 2014 Formula Windsurfing Youth World Champion. ... [more]

Cowes Dinard St Malo Race action on the horizon By Louay Habib, , 5:40 PM Tuesday 08 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
The Royal Ocean Racing Club's Season's Points Championship continues this weekend with close to 80 yachts competing in the Cowes- Dinard - St Malo Race. Teams from Belgium, France, Great Britain and The Netherlands will race across the English Channel to the famous walled port of St Malo in Brittany, France. ... [more]

49er and 49erFX Europeans: Pitfalls aplenty on day 1 + Video By International 49er Class, , 5:08 PM Tuesday 08 Jul 2014 - GMT
The opening day at the 49er and 49erFX European Championships was a tricky one for a variety of reasons and started with a bang. 2013 European's Silver medalists, Dylan Fletcher and Alain Sign hit a rock near the port layline of course C, splitting their hull wide open. ... [more]

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