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Vaavud launches generation 2 wind meter By Vaavud, Copenhagen , 10:05 PM Monday 14 Jul 2014 - GMT
Vaavud, the company that created the world’s first wind meter that transforms smart phones into high tech meteorological tools aims to further revolutionize mobile wind measurement with a second generation wind meter. ... [more]

New York Yacht Club Race Week - Images by Daniel Forster By, , 9:56 PM Monday 14 Jul 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Photographer Daniel Forster was on site at the New York Yacht Club Race Week to capture these images. Enjoy! ... [more]

Panerai British Classic Week - Mixed conditions on day 2 By Mary Scott-Jackson, , 9:42 PM Monday 14 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Day two of Panerai British Classic Week in Cowes featured the Around the Island Race sponsored by EFG International for Classes 1-4 and a further Solent race for the 8 Metres. For those going around the Island it was a day of mixed conditions. The start from the Royal Yacht Squadron was to the east with a strong flood tide pushing the fleet across the line, but very little wind. ... [more]

RS800 Grand Prix at the Weymouth Regatta By James Date, , 9:31 PM Monday 14 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
The RS800’s gathered at Castle Cove Sailing Club, for the third round of the Grand Prix series. The restricted entry event was combined with the Weymouth Dinghy Regatta with 120 boats across all the classes making for a very sociable weekend, and the weather gods delivered. ... [more]

ISAF Youth Worlds: Great racing on Day 1 in Tavira + Video By ISAF, , 9:24 PM Monday 14 Jul 2014 - GMT
Sunshine, steady breeze and great racing provided the perfect recipe in Tavira, Portugal prevailed for the opening day of racing at the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship. After a slightly calm morning the breeze kicked in mid-afternoon allowing a full complement of races across the eight events ... [more]

French National 420 Championships: Action underway off Ouistreham By Rob Burn, , 8:47 PM Monday 14 Jul 2014 - GMT
Happy Bastille Day! To the roar of jets, low flying large transport craft and helicopters flying past, the French National 420 Championships got underway just off Ouistreham beach, known as 'Sword Beach', 70 years ago with the Normandy D Day landings in 1944. ... [more]

NZL Sailing Team: Aleh and Powrie poised in second ahead of Medal race By Jodie Bakewell-White, , 8:12 PM Monday 14 Jul 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie have climbed into second overall and are assured of a podium finish at the 2014 470 Open European Championships in Athens with just the top ten medal race remaining. ... [more]

Tour de France à la voile: pour gagner, Groupama augmente le niveau By Groupama Sailing Team, , 7:08 PM Monday 14 Jul 2014 - GMT
Sur les 49 coefficients que compte le Tour de France à la Voile 2014, vingt six ont été distribués entre Dunkerque et Roscoff où la partie Nord de l'épreuve s'est achevée ce lundi. ... [more]

Super Boat International to stay in Key West for the next 5 years By Super Boat International, , 6:54 PM Monday 14 Jul 2014 - GMT
The Key West City Commission reached a unanimous agreement to keep Super Boat International in Key West for a minimum of the next five years. This agreement was reached earlier this month. Super Boat International (SBI) is the largest sanctioning body of professional offshore powerboat racing in North America. ... [more]

LYRA Regatta to begin July 26th By Wendy Loat, , 6:46 PM Monday 14 Jul 2014 - GMT
The annual LYRA Regatta, which will include the IRC North American Championships, will be held Saturday, July 26 and 27 for the Freeman Cup Race and carries on through August 3 at Ashbridge's Bay Yacht Club. This year the Freeman, although not part of the IRC Championships, will include a short-handed division. ... [more]

Tour de France à la Voile - The low-down from the Groupama 34 crew By Groupama Sailing Team, , 6:28 PM Monday 14 Jul 2014 - GMT
Of the 49 coefficients that count towards the 2014 Tour de France à la Voile ranking, 26 have been distributed between Dunkirk and Roscoff, where the northern section of the event rounded off this Monday. ... [more]

PWA Pozo World Cup - Next generation takes centre stage on day 1 By Chris Yates, , 6:13 PM Monday 14 Jul 2014 - GMT
Day one of the 2014 PWA Gran Canaria Wind and Waves Festival saw the next generation of windsurfers take centre stage, after the pros initially registered for the upcoming competition between 10am and 11am this morning. With the water state remaining relatively flat the youth’s did brilliantly to make the most of the conditions on offer as several of them shone. ... [more]

Tour de France a la Voile - Race win for Bretagne Crédit Mutuel Elite By Fabienne Morin, , 5:43 PM Monday 14 Jul 2014 - GMT
In the Tour de France a la Voile, after their bad day yesterday, the local team from Brittany won the 11 mile coastal race in the Bay of Morlaix today. It was the fleet’s last day on the Atlantic coast of France and Team Bretagne Crédit Mutuel Elite finishes the first half of the event on a high note. ... [more]

Ladies Day Trophy - Submit your nomination By Cowes Week Ltd, , 3:59 PM Monday 14 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Do you know any women who have done amazing things for our sport? If so, why not nominate them for the Ladies Day Trophy? The trophy recognises outstanding contribution, commitment, or achievement in sailing in general terms (not just at Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week). ... [more]

Smallest boat wins multiple honours in Route Halifax Saint-Pierre race By Kathy Large, Halifax, Nova Scotia , 3:55 PM Monday 14 Jul 2014 - GMT
There’s proof this year that size doesn't guarantee success in ocean racing. The results are in from Route Halifax Saint-Pierre, a 353 nm race between Halifax, Nova Scotia and the French Island of Saint-Pierre, just off the coast of Newfoundland. The overall PHRF winner this year is a 6.50 metre Nacira named 'Shanawdithit', owned and skippered by Rodolphe Victorri of Saint-Pierre. ... [more]

Clipper Round the World Race - Race Director reflects on final stages By Clipper Ventures, , 3:46 PM Monday 14 Jul 2014 - GMT
It was an amazing finish to the 2013-14 edition of the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race which saw thousands of spectators line the River Thames, eager to catch a glimpse of the inspirational crew who returned to London, 11 months after setting off on the 40,000-mile challenge. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Team Alvimedica running hot and cold By Team Alvimedica, , 3:39 PM Monday 14 Jul 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
The Volvo Ocean Race crew onboard Team Alvimedica update us on their trials and tribulations at sea. We're running a bit hot and cold. One hour Team Alvimedica is pointed east and traversing the northern eddies and meanders of the Gulf Stream in t-shirts and tank tops, and the next we've jibed and are heading north along an ice boundary towards colder waters and air temps. ... [more]

ABYC Fourth of July Regatta - Little boats aren't just for kids By Rich Roberts, , 3:22 PM Monday 14 Jul 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
The message sent by Alamitos Bay Yacht Club's Fourth of July Regatta was that little boats are not just for kids. The two most prominent winners were Aine McLean Fretwell, who will celebrate her 40th birthday next Wednesday, and Chris Raab, a small boat master who may not still remember that milestone. ... [more]

Panerai British Classic Week - Off to a spectacular start By Fiona Brown, , 1:46 PM Monday 14 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Panerai British Classic Week 2014 got off to a spectacular start off Cowes today with an opening race in dappled sunlight under scudding clouds and a variable west to northwesterly wind ranging from sub ten to almost twenty knots. ... [more]

NSW Premier Mike Baird christens prize yacht in Amazing Grace Raffle By Mary Bickley, Sydney , 1:27 PM Monday 14 Jul 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
A perfect Sydney day greeted NSW Premier Mike Baird as he arrived at Middle Harbour Yacht Club to officially name the prize Hanse 345 in the Amazing Grace raffle. The yacht raffle with a total prize value of over $250,000 is being organised by the Windcraft Group to raise funds for Sailors with disABILITIES. ... [more]

ISAF Youth Sailing Worlds - Sailors rigged and ready to race + Video By Daniel Smith, ISAF, , 1:13 PM Monday 14 Jul 2014 - GMT
The 367 sailors from 67 nations at the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship are rigged and ready to race at the 44th edition of the regatta. Following the opening ceremony the night prior sailors arrived at Clube Nautico de Tavira with sunny skies and a steady on-site breeze. ... [more]

Research highlights marinas economic, social and environmental benefit By Marina Industries Association, , 12:56 PM Monday 14 Jul 2014 - GMT
Independent research carried out for the Marina Industry Association (MIA) has highlighted a wide range of benefits that marinas deliver for local communities. The research was conducted by the Michigan State University based Recreation Marine Research Centre and is summarised in a 130 page report called the ‘2013 Health of the Australian Marina Industry Survey’. ... [more]

Farr 40 Circuit moves to Santa Barbara for West Coast Championship By Tink Chambers, , 12:30 PM Monday 14 Jul 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
John Demourkas has raced his Farr 40 all over the United States - from Newport to Key West on the East Coast, from Long Beach to San Francisco on the West Coast to Chicago in the Midwest. Demourkas has also competed all over the world in such countries as Australia, Denmark, Dominican Republic and Italy. ... [more]

J-Cup - Record turnout expected at Royal Southern YC By Peta Stuart-Hunt, , 11:59 AM Monday 14 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
This year the J-Cup returns to the Royal Southern Yacht Club in Hamble and includes the Lombard-sponsored J/97 Championships and incorporates the J/109 UK National Championships. A record turnout is expected with over 60 boats already entered and organisers are looking forward to seeing some new, as well as some of the more familiar sailors, racing in this competitive annual regatta. ... [more]

MC38 Harbour Regatta - Ginger overcomes Kiwis to win By MC38 One Design, , 11:39 AM Monday 14 Jul 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Leslie Green and his Ginger crew from Sydney have taken out the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron hosted MC38 Harbour Regatta by the narrowest margin from the lone New Zealand entry, Howard Spencer’s Menace, on Sydney Harbour on Sunday afternoon. ... [more]

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