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Serenity Marina offers a yacht sanctuary in southern China By Abigial Brown, London , 3:00 PM Tuesday 05 Aug 2014 - GMT
China is considered to be the second largest economy in the world today with the rate of expansion and development even exceeding the progress of some countries in the west. With the growth of China’s economy comes the awareness and growing interest of the people especially the high net worth individuals to the yachting lifestyle. ... [more]

Catamaran capsizes on gusty first day of Sunshine Coast Ocean Regatta By Del Morrison, Sunshine Coast , 2:54 PM Tuesday 05 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
The first day of the Sunshine Coast Ocean Regatta (SCOR) series got off to a tough start on Monday the fourth with strong winds gusting up to 30 kts and waves up to 2.5 m. The fleet started well and were heading to the first mark when the wind claimed its first casuality. ... [more]

Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta- Rain in the bay and beyond By Daniel Smith, , 2:33 PM Tuesday 05 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
The 324 sailors from 34 nations competing at the Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta 2014 woke up to rain on Guanabara Bay and beyond as the predicted cold front came in overnight. Whilst the front is some way off Rio de Janeiro, Brazil it’s influence is impacting on the race areas. ... [more]

College Sailing announces 2014 All-Academic Sailing Team By Jennifer Mitchell, Cambridge, Mass. , 1:55 PM Tuesday 05 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
The Inter-collegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) has named its 2014 All-Academic Sailing Team. The All-Academic Sailing Team recognizes collegiate sailors who have achieved excellence in national and inter-conference competition as well as excelling at the highest academic level for the 2013 – 2014 academic year. The All-Academic Sailing Team was inaugurated in 2006. ... [more]

Collinson FX Market Commentary: August 5, 2014 - Equity markets jump By Collinson FX, , 11:39 AM Tuesday 05 Aug 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
August 5, 2014: Equity markets rebounded from the worst falls in two years in the previous week. Buffeted by Geo-Political issues and ambushed by the default in Argentina and the European Banking crises relapsing. Australian Retail Sales increased 0.6% and Job Ads rose 0.3%, supporting a consolidation of the currency, which traded just above .9300. The KIWI creeps slowly back above 0.8500 supporte ... [more]

NZL Sailing Team: No wind and no racing in Rio on Day 2 By Jodie Bakewell-White, , 9:20 AM Tuesday 05 Aug 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
It was hot and calm in Rio, Brazil today, and no racing was possible at the Olympic Sailing Test Event (Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta 2014). Today was day two of the regatta and all 324 sailors from 34 countries were prepared for a day of competition on which all ten Olympic classes were scheduled to race. ... [more]

Loads in store from the RYA at the PSP Southampton Boat Show By Emma Slater, , 9:18 AM Tuesday 05 Aug 2014 - GMT
The RYA has a whole host of events and activities lined up for this year’s PSP Southampton Boat Show (12-21 September), from launches and workshops to fantastic competitions and prize givings. ... [more]

Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club’s Jack Gale training centre born By Lisa Ratcliff, Pittwater , 8:16 AM Tuesday 05 Aug 2014 - GMT
A large crowd gathered at the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club to witness the first sod of earth turned for the club’s new training centre development and the official naming of the facility. ... [more]

Soto 40 World Championship - Words from Soto 40 Int'l Class Secretary By Lucas Ezequiel Vescio, , 4:37 AM Tuesday 05 Aug 2014 - GMT
After the second Soto 40 International Class World Championship, I think it’s important to thank and congratulate the Soto 40 European Association for the effort and the excellent organization of an event that has exceeded our expectations. ... [more]

More than 1,000 jungle perch fingerlings reared By Armstrong Tanya, , 4:09 AM Tuesday 05 Aug 2014 - GMT
Queensland scientists have reared more than 1,000 jungle perch fingerlings in captivity at the Bribie Island Research Centre. Research leader Dr Michael Hutchison said the jungle perch research project focused on the potential for recovery of declining jungle perch populations. ... [more]

Don’t get in a tangle using illegal nets By Anglesey Jodana, , 3:53 AM Tuesday 05 Aug 2014 - GMT
Nine people were found to be using illegal gill nets and cast nets throughout waterways in the Gold Coast hinterland recently prompting calls for fishers to refresh their knowledge of Queensland’s freshwater fishing rules. Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol officer David Kahler said there had been an increase in the number of fishers using mesh nets in local freshwater fishing spots. ... [more]

2014 Copa del Rey Mapfre - Excellence confirmed on day 1 By Icarus Sailing Media, , 3:31 AM Tuesday 05 Aug 2014 - GMT
The bay of Palma has confirmed its excellent reputation as a race course on the opening day of the 33rd Copa del Rey Mapfre. The wind conditions allowed the teams to sail the two races scheduled for all classes. ... [more]

See the heat with FLIR ONE By Jeni Bone, , 2:48 AM Tuesday 05 Aug 2014 - GMT
Not only can you see in the dark, you will be able to see through walls with the latest consumer-focused personal thermal imaging product from FLIR. ... [more]

2016 Rio Olympic Games - Australian Sailing Team warming up in Rio By Cora Zillich, , 2:47 AM Tuesday 05 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
2016 Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games - With two years to go to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, selected crews of the Australian Sailing Team are currently in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at the Olympic Sailing venue of Guanabara Bay for Rio’s first Olympic test event. Officially titled 'Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta 2014', the regatta is the first of all Olympic test events and the first of tw ... [more]

John Temple to retire, Will Sangster appointed General Manager By Jonathan Revitt, , 2:19 AM Tuesday 05 Aug 2014 - GMT
It has been announced today that John Temple, General Manager of Mercury Marine’s Australia, New Zealand and Pacific region business will be retiring after 35 years with the company at the end of the December 2014. ... [more]

Multihull Central launches Aquila range at SIBS By Jeni Bone, , 1:45 AM Tuesday 05 Aug 2014 - GMT
Multihull Central has been chosen to provide sales, marketing and brokerage for the Aquila Power Catamaran range of models, announcing the new acquisition to its brands at this year's Sydney Boat Show. ... [more]

Dredging link to WA coral disease By Media Services, , 1:14 AM Tuesday 05 Aug 2014 - GMT
A new study that's linked dredging turbidity and sediment plumes to increased coral disease may have significant implications for major export developments on either side of the country. ... [more]

420 World Championship - Italy and Spain claim gold in Travemuende By 420 Sailing, , 10:01 PM Monday 04 Aug 2014 - GMT
It was a waiting game on Sunday’s final day of racing at the 420 World and Ladies World Championships as teams waited anxiously under postponement ashore for the call to the race track and contest the final two races. ... [more]

If all else fails read the instructions!! By Stuart Carruthers, RYA Cruising Manager, , 9:50 PM Monday 04 Aug 2014 - GMT
'If all else fails read the instructions'. I am sure that many of us have heard or even used that phrase, particularly at times when we have bought something new and can’t wait to get it home, unpack it, plug it in, switch it on and expect it to work like clockwork.mWhen nothing happens we grab the instructions and try to work out what went wrong. ... [more]

If all else fails read the instructions!! By Stuart Carruthers, RYA Cruising Manager, , 9:50 PM Monday 04 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AF GMT
'If all else fails read the instructions'. I am sure that many of us have heard or even used that phrase, particularly at times when we have bought something new and can’t wait to get it home, unpack it, plug it in, switch it on and expect it to work like clockwork.mWhen nothing happens we grab the instructions and try to work out what went wrong. ... [more]

ARC Baltic fleet cruising and anchoring in the Finnish archipelago By World Cruising Club, , 9:34 PM Monday 04 Aug 2014 - GMT
A few weeks on from the start of the inaugural ARC Baltic the fleet are now cruising and anchoring in the beautiful Finnish archipelago after a warm and learned stopover in St Petersburg. Leaving Russian territorial waters was a milestone for the event marking entry to the sixth country of the rally in just over three weeks. ... [more]

PWA Tenerife World Cup - Women kick start action in El Médano By Chris Yates, , 9:11 PM Monday 04 Aug 2014 - GMT
The opening day of the Tenerife PWA World Cup saw the sailors registering between 10am and 12pm. Over the duration of the morning the wind slowly built and by the late afternoon the women began their single elimination, after the juniors had earlier taken centre stage. By the end of the opening day, all but one heat of the first two rounds has been completed. ... [more]

U.S. Qualifying Series - Storied yacht clubs to take part By Stuart Streuli, , 9:00 PM Monday 04 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Founded in 1849 and 1875, respectively, Southern Yacht Club and Chicago Yacht Club are two of the oldest and most respected sailing organizations in the United States. ... [more]

Copa del Rey - Day 1 on board Robertissima By Paul Cayard, , 8:23 PM Monday 04 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Champion sailor Paul Cayard reports on the opening day of racing at the Copa del Rey Mapfre: Today was the first day of the, 33rd annual, Copa del Rey, one of the Mediterranean's largest regatta's. I am sailing onboard Robertissima as tactician. Robertissima is a 72' Vrolijk design IRC yacht. There are four others similar to us in our class. ... [more]

Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week - First start postponed on day 3 By Rupert Holmes/CWL, , 8:13 PM Monday 04 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
At Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week, day three was one of windshifts, gusts and lulls in a mostly south-westerly breeze that averaged 8-10 knots, until a stronger west-southwesterly that reached 18 knots, became established mid-afternoon. ... [more]

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