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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]

AWT Pacasmayo Classic - Swell arrives as riders prepare for action By American Windsurfing Tour, , 8:05 PM Monday 04 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Wow! What an amazing day. Pacasmayo Classic competitors couldn’t have asked for a better warmup than Saturday. Waves were solid logo+ off the point and reeling all the way down past the El Faro Adventure Resort. To put that in perspective, the distance between the point and the resort is somewhere around a kilometer, maybe more. ... [more]

Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta - Racing canceled on day 2 By ISAF, , 7:28 PM Monday 04 Aug 2014 - GMT
For Rio de Janeiro's thousands of tourists Monday 4 August was the perfect day with a beating Brazilian sun, clear South American skies and the occasional gust of light breeze to cool down bathers on Copacabana Beach. Unfortunately, for the 324 sailors from 34 countries it was not perfect conditions for sailboat racing as light winds forced the Race Committee to cancel all the day's racing by 16:0 ... [more]

Copa del Rey - Quantum dominates opening day By 52 Super Series, , 7:15 PM Monday 04 Aug 2014 - GMT
As the Bay of Palma delivered typically glamorous sea breeze conditions to open the 33rd Copa del Rey, the third regatta of the Barclays 52 Super Series, Doug DeVos’ Quantum Racing proved best able to maintain the highest level of consistency on a race area which places such a high premium on winning and using the key left flank of the upwind track. ... [more]

ORC World Championship - Light wind opening day of racing By ORC Media, , 6:52 PM Monday 04 Aug 2014 - GMT
A dominant high pressure center in northern Germany today challenged sailors and race managers alike in the first day of racing at the 2014 ORC World Championship, but there is one race on the scoreboard and five early leaders in the competition. The northerly breezes never topped eight knots and dropped at times below five before shutting down completely and preventing further racing today. ... [more]

Copa del Rey - Azzurra closes first day with a third By Azzurra Sailing Team, , 6:43 PM Monday 04 Aug 2014 - GMT
Azzurra closed the opening day of racing at the Copa del Rey with a third, tied on points with second-placed Ran. Quantum clearly dominated the day. The 33rd Copa del Rey Mapfre, third stage of the Barclays 52 Super Series, kicked off today on the waters of the bay of Palma. ... [more]

Gazprom Swan 60 World Championship - Russians dominate opening day By Jessica Francis, , 6:33 PM Monday 04 Aug 2014 - GMT
At the Gazprom Swan 60 World Championship, the two teams representing Saint Petersburg Yacht Club, Bronenosec (RUS) helmed by Commodore Vladimir Liubomirov and Tsaar Peter (RUS) crewed by the Gazprom Youth Sailing Challenge, dominated the first day of racing. The event is held in conjunction with the 33 Copa del Rey Mapfre in Palma winning races one and two apiece. ... [more]

Optimist British Open and National Champ - Sunshine aplenty on day 3 By Amy Cada, , 6:09 PM Monday 04 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Weymouth delivered sunshine and lighter winds for the 450 plus sailors competing at the Volvo Gill Optimist British and National Championships today. A flat sea state was consistent across all the courses with 6-8 knots of wind, which picked up slightly when the sea breeze came in the afternoon. ... [more]

Gift presented to Coast Guard Training Center in Cape May By Jennifer Crowley Fyke, , 5:53 PM Monday 04 Aug 2014 - GMT
The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and welfare of all Coast Guard members and their families was honored by Coast Guard Training Center Cape May yesterday, August 3, during its third Sunset Parade of 2014. ... [more]

Copa del Rey Mapfre - Day 1 images by Carlo Borlenghi By Carlo Borlenghi Images, , 5:23 PM Monday 04 Aug 2014 - GMT
Carlo Borlenghi was out on the water for day one of the Copa del Rey Mapfre to capture these images of the action. ... [more]

Copa del Rey Mapfre - Images by Max Ranchi By Max Ranchi Photography, , 5:03 PM Monday 04 Aug 2014 - GMT
Photographer Max Ranchi was on deck for races one and two at the Copa del Rey Mapfre to capture these images. Enjoy! ... [more]

Erin Loscocco, the foiling fisherman By Erik Simonson, , 4:56 PM Monday 04 Aug 2014 - GMT
Who da thunk it? Erin Loscocco headed up to Sherman Island to get some foiling in this weekend, and was ripping along at an estimated 30 knots when bam! After collecting himself and the parts, and assuming he had hit a log, up floats dinner...for four, for a week. ... [more]

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