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Bahrain set to host Optimist class racing action By Bahrain News Agency, Manama, Bahrain , 4:54 AM Sunday 30 Mar 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
Bahrain is all set to host the Optimist Asian Championships 2014, scheduled to commence on take place from March 31 at the Bahrain Sailing Club’s Al Jazayer Beach in Zallaq. More than 120 sailors from 21 started to arrive in Bahrain yesterday for the week-long event, organised by the Bahrain Maritime Sports Association under the authority of the International Optimist Dinghy Association (IODA). ... [more]

Melges 24 European Sailing Series - Superb racing in Portoroz on Day 2 By Melges24, , 4:44 AM Sunday 30 Mar 2014 - GMT
Second day of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series regatta in Portoroz has been dominated by light winds. Slowly but surely, the sea breeze started appearing in the bay of Piran around noon providing the fleet of 24 monotypes another great day of racing. ... [more]

Combined Clubs Harbour Series - Mumm 36s share honours in final By Peter Campbell, , 4:15 AM Sunday 30 Mar 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
The ‘world championship’ of the Mumm 36 class yacht was decided on the River Derwent on Saturday with Jeff Cordell’s Host Plus Executive, Ian Stewart’s TasPaints and Gavin Adamson’s Madness sharing the honours in the final Combined Club Harbour Series for the summer season of 2013-2014. ... [more]

Farr 40 Midwinter Championship - Alberto Rossi leads Enfant Terrible By Tink Chambers, , 3:28 AM Sunday 30 Mar 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
The 2014 sailing season got off to an inauspicious start for skipper Alberto Rossi and the Enfant Terrible team. The Italian entry hit the mark on the first upwind rounding and endured some additional difficulties during the opening race of the Farr 40 Midwinter Championship and had to scramble just to finish 10th in the 16-boat fleet. ... [more]

Mysteries of the seas, happening right now - missing, sunk, foul play By Lee Mylchreest, , 10:39 PM Saturday 29 Mar 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
It's true that most of Sail-World's tales of the sea involve suspense, achievement and/or a hedonistic delight with the waves and sun, sunsets and moonlight. But there are others, stories half told, mysteries which blackly hint at a dark finish, and those are happening around us every week too. Here are this week's, in the Atlantic, the Timor Sea and the Caribbean: ... [more]

Sail Norway and Russia this summer - your own boat, or charter By Des Ryan, , 9:25 PM Saturday 29 Mar 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
Last week we told of a sailing voyage from Moscow to the White Sea - or reverse. Now here's an opportunity to sail with experienced sailors from Norway to the White Sea in Russia to join up with the previous itinerary. ... [more]

Mat Belcher on the Road to Rio and being an America's Cup skipper By Mat Belcher and Will Ryan, , 9:09 PM Saturday 29 Mar 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Aussie sailor Mat Belcher talks about becoming an America's Cup skipper and the Road to Rio whilst he and his sailing partner Will Ryan prepare for battle at the 45th Trofeo Princesa Sofia in Palma de Mallorca. ... [more]

WesMex International Small Boat Regatta - Action underway + Video By Icarus Sailing Media, , 9:02 PM Saturday 29 Mar 2014 - GMT
Welcome to the WesMex International Small Boat Regatta and Riviera Nayarit where the youth sailors will enjoy another fantastic event. WesMex is part of Circuito Mexicano de Vela which aims at developing the sport of sailing among the youth and also to promote the unique places that are involved as touristic destinations for everyone. ... [more]

ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca: Training Partners building the future By Rob Kothe,, , 6:47 PM Saturday 29 Mar 2014 - GMT
Probably the most successful Olympic class sailing programs over the last few decades is the Australian 470 program, with five Gold Medal Teams since 2000. ... [more]

Gazprom Int'l European Dragon Championship - Danish team victorious By Imagina, , 6:29 PM Saturday 29 Mar 2014 - GMT
The Gazprom International European Dragon Championship, organised by the Yacht Club Sanremo, came to a successful conclusion today with the Danish team made up of Lars Hendriksen, Kleen Frithjof andAnders Bagger taking the 2014 Dragon European Champion title aboard Debutant. ... [more]

St. Thomas International Regatta - Thrills and spills on day 1 By Carol Bareuther, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands , 5:41 PM Saturday 29 Mar 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Boom or bust was the big story for the 69-boat fleet racing on the first day of the 41st St. Thomas International Regatta (STIR). Thirty-plus knot guests tested the mettle of equipment and crews as the fleet sailed along the island’s south shore into scenic Charlotte Amalie harbor and back again amidst a mix of sun and squalls. ... [more]

Sailing World Cup–World Sailor of the Year would not be anywhere else By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, , 4:55 PM Saturday 29 Mar 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
World Sailor of the Year 2013 and winner of 18 regattas out of the last 19 Olympic Class 470 Regattas, Australian Matt Belcher along with crew Will Ryan are red hot favourites to win the Sailing World Cup Mallorca, the Trofeo S.A.R Princesa Sofia 2014 against an 80 boat 470 Men’s fleet. ... [more]

Saint Barth Bucket Race - Day 1 images by Carlo Borlenghi By Carlo Borlenghi images, , 4:22 PM Saturday 29 Mar 2014 - GMT
Photographer Carlo Borlenghi was out on the water for day one of the Saint Barth Bucket Race to capture these images. ... [more]

Boat Owners Association of the US: By the numbers By BoatUS, , 4:08 PM Saturday 29 Mar 2014 - GMT
Boat Owners Association of the United States is an association of like-minded boaters, anglers and sailors defined by a sampling of numbers. From how many members it has, or the number of TowBoatUS and Vessel Assist towboats across the nation, to the number of fishing tournaments sanctioned by the BoatUS Angler 'Weigh-to-Win' cash bonus program, BoatUS has a number for it. ... [more]

ISAF Sailing World Cup Mallorca - Tracking towards a record fleet By Rob Kothe,, , 2:23 PM Saturday 29 Mar 2014 - GMT
Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia in Palma Mallorca Spain, was first sailed as a Dragon class regatta in 1968. Six years later, e Soling, 470, 420 Finn and Europe arrived. Now an exclusively Olympic class regatta, building steadily in importance in recent decades, but this year with the Santander Worlds in September and the Rio Olympic regatta 2016 closing fast this 2014 event will make history. ... [more]

Round Hainan Regatta - Vatti and Ubox victorious in IRC-B divisions By Pierre Orphanidis, , 1:42 PM Saturday 29 Mar 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
As the sun was setting over the horizon on Sanya bay on Thursday evening at the Round Hainan Regatta, a day of close and exciting offshore racing was coming to a close. An 18-strong fleet of boats departed from Wanning earlier in the morning and sailed to Sanya in a tricky 60-nm race that would make tacticians scratch their heads and produce surprises and upsets. ... [more]

Sailing World Cup Mallorca - One year down for Martinez and Pacheco By Daniel Smith, , 1:17 PM Saturday 29 Mar 2014 - GMT
The 45th Trofeo Princesa Sofia marks the one year anniversary for the Nacra 17 duo of Iker Martinez and Tara Pacheco (ESP). The Spanish sailors commenced their Rio 2016 campaign at the 2013 edition of the regatta and the experienced pair have seen a noticeable improvement over the last 12 months. ... [more]

Sunset+Vine team strengthens sailing output and overall production By Frette Rogerson, , 9:25 AM Saturday 29 Mar 2014 - GMT
The Oxford-based unit of the multi-award winning UK independent TV sports production and media company Sunset+Vine, has revealed a series of significant appointments set to strengthen the company’s sailing output and overall production offering, as joint managing director Richard Simmonds continues to recover from illness. ... [more]

Local council celebrates commitment to protect the Great Barrier Reef By GBRMPA, , 7:19 AM Saturday 29 Mar 2014 - GMT
Livingstone Shire Council has showed its commitment to protecting the Great Barrier Reef by partnering with the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) to officially become a Reef Guardian Council. ... [more]

Techno 293 South American Championships day 4 + Video By Patrik Pollak, , 6:30 AM Saturday 29 Mar 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Few can enjoy great conditions and nice view all the time. Most had to travel far but they all agree it was totally worth it… ... [more]

Farr 40 Midwinter Championship - Enfant Terrible tightens grip on lead By Tink Chambers, , 6:07 AM Saturday 29 Mar 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
There has been one constant during the Farr 40 Midwinter Championship, skipper Alberto Rossi and the Enfant Terrible team have sailed brilliantly and have steadily put a stranglehold on the top spot in the standings. Beyond that, the four-day regatta has been tremendously competitive with numerous boats showing well at times and the results difficult to predict from race to race. ... [more]

Gazprom Int'l European Dragon Championship - Debutant retains top spot By Imagina, , 3:25 AM Saturday 29 Mar 2014 - GMT
The fleet of the Gazprom International European Dragon Championship, which is being organised by the Yacht Club Sanremo, was greeted today by excellent weather conditions with a bright sunny sky and steady westerly breeze. ... [more]

St. Thomas International Regatta: Caribbean consistency By Bob Fisher, Caribbean , 12:20 AM Saturday 29 Mar 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
The three-day St. Thomas International Regatta opened in style on Friday but there was nothing other than age-old tradition that would have made the competitors in the seventy boats believe that the racing would have been as good as it was. ... [more]

Melges 24 European Sailing Series - Action underway in Portoroz By International Melges 24 Class Association, Portoroz, Slovenia , 10:42 PM Friday 28 Mar 2014 - GMT
The first day of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series 2014 in Portoroz was blessed with sunshine and steady wind. After the relaxing morning in the marina, sailors hit the water at noon to sail their first races. The first event of Melges 24 European Sailing Series 2014 will take place from 28th March to 30th March with 24 crews from 10 nations competing. ... [more]

Sunshine4kids' 'Fleet of Hope' sets off again By Lee Mylchreest, , 9:11 PM Friday 28 Mar 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
Sailing is not only the most enjoyable of all sports or lifestyles, it can be a life-changing event for those with a background of hardship. Out there on the waves, the problems on land seem to fall away into the wake, whether it is planned or not. So Germany's 'Fleet of Hope' sets and example each year about how young people can be helped, just by taking them sailing. ... [more]

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