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Annapolis-to-Newport Race - Website launched, entries coming in By Annapolis to Newport Race 2015, , 10:06 AM Monday 11 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Joseph Hanna chuckled when told that he was now the answer to a trivia question. The Charleston, South Carolina sailor is the earliest entrant in the 70-year history of the prestigious Annapolis-to-Newport Race. ... [more]

Entries opening for Festival of Sails 2015 By Festival of Sails Media, , 9:53 AM Monday 11 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
An extended 2015 Festival of Sails regatta begins when the multihulls start rolling in from around the country to compete in their annual Australian Multihull Championships from Saturday 17th January. The diverse mix of racing and cruising catamarans and trimarans will compete on a mix of courses around Corio Bay and Port Phillip, until Friday 23rd January. ... [more]

Newly discovered Juvenile Whale Shark Aggregation in the Red Sea By Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, , 8:39 AM Monday 11 Aug 2014 - GMT
Researchers get a rare glimpse into the lives of ocean's gentle giants. Whale sharks (Rhincodon typus)—which grow more than 30 feet long—are the largest fish in the world's ocean, but little is known about their movements on a daily basis or over years. A newly discovered juvenile whale shark aggregation off Saudi Arabia is giving researchers a rare glimpse into the lives of these gentle giants. ... [more]

Round Britain and Ireland 2014 postponement - Nick Elliott explains By RORC Event Press, , 8:20 AM Monday 11 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
RORC Racing Manager, Nick Elliott explains the decision to delay the start of the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race by 21 hours. ... [more]

Risks to penguin populations continues By British Antarctic Survey, , 8:14 AM Monday 11 Aug 2014 - GMT
Writing in the journal, Conservation Biology, a group of internationally renowned scientists recommends the adoption of measures to mitigate against a range of effects including; food scarcity (where fisheries compete for the same resources), being caught in fishing nets, oil pollution and climate change. ... [more]

International Star Class Eastern Hemisphere Champ - Day One By Star Class, , 4:26 AM Monday 11 Aug 2014 - GMT
2014 Star Eastern Hemisphere Championship - On race day 1 of the 2014 International Star Class Eastern Hemisphere Championship today, the eager competitors were met with shifty and inconsistent winds, long postponements, and a race-less afternoon. ... [more]

2014 U.S. Youth Sailing Championships preview By Jake Fish, , 3:59 AM Monday 11 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
U.S. Youth Sailing Champ - The US Sailing National Championship tour of Michigan continues this week with the U.S. Youth Championships, hosted by Grosse Pointe Yacht Club. The U.S. Youth Championships is the pinnacle youth sailing event for young women and men up to 19. Over 150 sailors representing five classes will race on Lake St. Clair beginning Monday, August 11 through Thursday, August 14. ... [more]

John Wilson has sights set on second P1 SuperStock title By P1 SuperStock, , 3:48 AM Monday 11 Aug 2014 - Powerboat-World GMT
John Wilson has his sights set on a second P1 SuperStock title after two victories this weekend in the Pertemps boat in the Torquay Grand Prix of the Sea. With navigator Daisy Coleman alongside him in the cockpit, Wilson used all his experience in the testing conditions of Torbay to establish a seven point championship lead going into the final round of the season next month. ... [more]

Torquay Grand Prix - Pertemps tops table on penultimate day By P1 SuperStock, , 3:20 AM Monday 11 Aug 2014 - Powerboat-World GMT
A win each for Pertemps and GD Environmental in testing conditions at the Torquay Grand Prix yesterday saw IFX Racing lose their championship lead after a hugely disappointing day for the Buckinghamshire-based team. ... [more]

Plain sailing for yachts with river cargo ship ban in Shanghai By Echo Hu, Shanghai Daily, , 3:17 AM Monday 11 Aug 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
Starting next year, cargo vessels will be banned from between Lupu Bridge and Nanpu Bridge (approx 1.6nm) from 1900-2100 on six days each month when the tide is at its highest. During this period, yachts will have the normally busy waterway to themselves, in an effort to develop the yachting industry in the city, authorities said yesterday. In recent trials, yacht owners used this window ... [more]

2014 Morgan Cup - It's a Cinderella Story for Newport Harbor By New York Yacht Club, , 3:10 AM Monday 11 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Morgan Cup - A tweak to the regatta format breathed second life into Newport Harbor (Calif.) Yacht Club's prospects of winning the 2014 Morgan Cup Invitational Team Race, hosted by the New York Yacht Club at Harbour Court in Newport, R.I. The team then took full advantage of the opportunity, battling through a handful of win-or-go-home matches to claim one of team racing's most coveted trophies. ... [more]

Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - Start postponed By Oman Sail, , 2:51 AM Monday 11 Aug 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
MOD70 trimaran, Musandam-Oman Sail, the Sultanate of Oman’s flagship campaign, welcomed the news this morning from the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland race committee that the start of the epic 1,800 nautical mile race would be postponed to 0900 on Monday morning due to conditions. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Win a stopover trip by designing an ECsix T-Shirt By Sail-World, , 2:47 AM Monday 11 Aug 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Here's your chance to win a trip for two to one of the seven ports of call in the upcoming Volvo Ocean Race. Scott Vogel, President of Composite Rigging, announced that the company is sponsoring the 'ECsix T-Shirt Design Contest.' According to Vogel, 'Everyone and anyone have a chance to win an expense paid 'trip for two' to one of seven ports-of-call along the Round the World Race.' ... [more]

2014 CORK International Optimist Regatta - Third and final day By Marianne Davis, , 2:43 AM Monday 11 Aug 2014 - GMT
2014 CORK International Optimist Regatta - Today was the third and final day of the CORK International Optimist Regatta. The day started out with light winds from the southwest, building slightly in the afternoon to six - seven knots. Both the Green and the Red/Blue/White fleets hit the water for an 1100 start. ... [more]

Dangerous conditions for boaters from this afternoon By AAP Medianet, , 2:29 AM Monday 11 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Roads and Maritime Services has issued an alert after a Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) warning about dangerous surf conditions forecast to affect the southern NSW coast from this afternoon and extend north to Seal Rocks tomorrow. ... [more]

Kiwi Skud Sailing: North American Championships Day 1 By Hana Morris, Halifax , 1:55 AM Monday 11 Aug 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Kiwi SKUD 18’s crew-member Gemma Fletcher says her first impressions of Halifax have been the pretty surroundings, the stunning lakes, light-houses and nice beer. With day one of the North American Championships, and her first day of an international sailing regatta under her belt, her sights are now firmly set on qualifying New Zealand for the paralympic games. ... [more]

Airlie Beach Race Week 2014 - IRC fleet take centre stage on Day 3 By Tracey Johnstone, Airlie Beach , 11:43 PM Sunday 10 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Tony Kirby’s Ker 46 Patrice showed the IRC fleet how it is done when they took centre stage on Pioneer Bay today in the Vision Surveys 25th Airlie Beach Race Week winning two from two races to remain in first overall. While the remainder of the record fleet headed off on a picturesque passage race north to Gumbrell Island, the IRC fleet had two windward-leeward races on the bay. ... [more]

SSANZ Safety at Sea NZ Spars and Rigging 60 is big boat benefit By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 10:02 PM Sunday 10 Aug 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Saturday's SSANZ Safety at Sea NZ Spars and Rigging 60, for two-handed crews, was sailed largely without incident, in moderate southerly breezes and cold temperatures. The fleet started in a 15kts SE breeze, gusting to 20kts, as they passed Passage Rock at the bottom end of Waiheke the wind swung South, staying at the same strength, but easing later in the afternoon. ... [more]

Pacasmayo Classic - Pro finals complete By American Windsurfing Tour, , 7:54 PM Sunday 10 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Waking up on Finals day at the Pacasmayo Classic, everyone was relieved to see that the new swell had filled in nicely. Logo to mast high sets were steam rolling their way from the point all the way down through to the El Faro Adventure Resort and beyond. It was lining up to be a special day. Bernd Roediger, Morgan Noireaux, Levi Siver, and Kevin Pritchard were set for an epic showdown. ... [more]

America's Cup: Barker and Shoebridge give their take on the Cup-State By Sail-World, , 1:38 PM Sunday 10 Aug 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Team New Zealand skipper Dean Barker and CEO Kevin Shoebridge talk to Newstalk ZB's Tony Veitch on several background issues to the Team's entry to the 35th America's Cup. They covered the entry process for the Team, and whether they expect it to be accepted. Also discussed is why they believe the Team was excluded from the recent Competitors Meeting in London ... [more]

Collinson FX Market Commentary: August 9 2014 - RBA confirms low rates By Collinson FX, , 1:22 PM Sunday 10 Aug 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
August 9 2014: The AUD was unmoved around 0.9275 while the KIWI traded 0.8450. Geo-Political events will continue to drive markets, in the coming week, while Central Bank reactions and Governmental actions will determine the impact. ... [more]

Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland - Race postponement: quotes By RORC Event Press, , 1:01 PM Sunday 10 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
The new start time will be 0900 on the 11th August 2014. The Race Committee took this decision after receiving advice that the low pressure system known as Bertha is moving more slowly than previously predicted, with the result that the forecast winds for the start and the immediate period afterwards include sustained winds of 40 knots, with gusts in excess of 50 knots in the English Channel. ... [more]

Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race start postponed for 21hrs By Sail-World, , 10:55 AM Sunday 10 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
The Race Committee of the Royal Ocean Racing Club have taken the decision to postpone the start of the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race 2014 by 21 hours. The new start time will be 0900 on the 11th August 2014. The Race Committee took this decision after receiving advice that the low pressure system known as Bertha is moving more slowly than previously predicted ... [more]

2014 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: Last minute accommodation options By Kristie Kaighin, Hamilton Island , 9:30 AM Sunday 10 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
2014 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - The Quarterdeck – Now available after a last minute cancellation! This is a fantastic four bedroom villa that sleeps up to 12 people and includes two-x buggies plus a private pool. ... [more]

Team Alvimedica completes Volvo Ocean Race line-up By Stefano Blin, , 7:21 AM Sunday 10 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
The full line-up will take part in the Round Britain and Ireland Race, which starts today from Cowes on the Isle of Wight and includes five Volvo Ocean Race teams. Severe weather warnings are in place and conditions are expected to be treacherous. ... [more]

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