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Half Ton Classics Cup - Closely fought competition expected By Fiona Brown, , 8:12 PM Monday 07 Jul 2014 - GMT
With pre-regatta registration now complete 22 teams have confirmed their entry to the 2014 Half Ton Classics Cup, hosted by the Sport Nautique Saint-Quay-Portrieux (SNSQP). Whilst the entry number might be smaller than in recent years the standard of the fleet is without doubt exceptional and a very closely fought competition is expected. ... [more]

Tour de France à la Voile - Groupama 34 claims crucial win By Fabienne Morin, , 7:27 PM Monday 07 Jul 2014 - GMT
Following a long and painful night hiking out upwind, the nine teams of the Tour de France à la Voile arrived in Dieppe (Normandy) at 3pm this Monday. A first offshore leg which sees the victory of Groupama 34. Fabien Henry and his crew extend their lead overall and are now six points ahead of Courrier Dunkerque 3. Not a huge gain, but a psychological edge over the rest of the fleet. ... [more]

B14 Nationals 2014 - Runners and riders By Alan Davis, Paignton , 6:38 PM Monday 07 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
July 10th will see the B14 fleet descend on Paignton SC for one of the most competitive National Championships in recent years. A quick review of entries suggests nearly half of the fleet are capable of winning races. ... [more]

Finn Silver Cup - Arkadiy Kistanov takes the lead in Hoorn + Video By Robert Deaves, , 6:02 PM Monday 07 Jul 2014 - GMT
At the Finn Silver Cup, Arkadiy Kistanov (RUS), the 2011 Finn Junior World Champion, has taken the lead after a difficult day afloat on the second day in Hoorn, The Netherlands. Only one race was sailed as the breeze faded during the race and eventually switched off after the first boats finished. ... [more]

Nacra 17 European Championships - No action on day 1 By Camille El Beze, , 5:49 PM Monday 07 Jul 2014 - GMT
On day one of the Nacra 17 Europeans, the 71 competitors from 28 different nations had a long day waiting around the boat park in La Grande Motte when the wind refused to build enough to allow any competition. One of the two allocated fleets went afloat in steady rain to await a possible start in a light breeze, but the wind faded and shifted in direction and so they were returned to shore. ... [more]

Tour de France à la voile - Groupama 34 settles into the top spot By Vincent Borde, , 5:38 PM Monday 07 Jul 2014 - GMT
After the first day of the Tour de France a la voile that one might describe as `average', Groupama 34's rivals had dared to hope that 2014 would be somewhat different than last year. ... [more]

Trofeo SM La Reina: gran ambiente también en tierra By Trofeo SM La Reina, , 5:22 PM Monday 07 Jul 2014 - GMT
La visita de SM La Reina Doña Sofía fue la culminación de un evento lleno de actividades sociales que acompañaron a las pruebas en el mar. Regatistas y socios del Real Club Náutico de Valencia han disfrutado estos días de uno de los eventos náutico más importantes de nuestro país: el XVI Trofeo SM La Reina – Regata Homenaje a la Armada – XXVII Copa Almirante Marcial Sánchez – Barcáiztegui que este ... [more]

Télégramme Group acquires majority stake in OC Sport By OC Sport, , 5:05 PM Monday 07 Jul 2014 - GMT
Télégramme Group, a major French media, sports and entertainment group, as part of their diversification and development strategy have acquired a majority shareholding in OC Sport, the global sports marketing company that specialises in professional sailing and outdoor events. ... [more]

Alvimedica e equipe espanhola anunciam mais tripulantes para a VOR By Volvo Ocean Race, , 5:00 PM Monday 07 Jul 2014 - GMT
Caras novas na Volvo Ocean Race. As equipes do Alvimedica e da Espanha confirmaram novos tripulantes para a disputada da Volvo Ocean Race. Só nesta segunda-feira (7), oito velejadores foram anunciados. Será uma mistura de atletas experientes como Will Oxley para o Alvimedica e de estrantes como o espanhol Rafa Trujillo. ... [more]

Tres nuevas incorporaciones en el equipo español de la VOR By Volvo Ocean Race, , 4:52 PM Monday 07 Jul 2014 - GMT
El equipo español que participará en la próxima Volvo Ocean Race ha anunciado hoy tres nuevos tripulantes que se suman a Iker Martínez y Xabi Fernández en la vuelta al mundo a vela. El andaluz Rafa Trujillo, el cántabro Antonio 'Ñeti' Cuervas-Mons, y el francés Nicolás Lunven ocuparán las posiciones de trimmer/caña, proa y navegante respectivamente. ... [more]

ARC Baltic sets sail to discover Europe's 'east sea' By World Cruising Club/Sail-World, , 4:20 PM Monday 07 Jul 2014 - GMT
A fleet of 27 yachts from 10 different nations have set sail on an exciting summer of exploring the fascinating Baltic Sea with World Cruising Club's new rally, ARC Baltic. Departing from the Schilksee Marina in Kiel, Germany on 7 July, the six week cruising rally features stopovers in six capital cities, visits to remote anchorages, tours of historical sights, and wonderful sailing in between. ... [more]

Nicolas Lunven sera à bord du bateau espagnol sur la Volvo Ocean Race By Volvo Ocean Race, , 3:16 PM Monday 07 Jul 2014 - GMT
La prochaine Volvo Ocean Race comptera un autre Français dans ses rangs. Le team espagnol mené par les deux champions olympiques Iker Martínez et Xabi Fernández vient en effet d’annoncer la présence de Nicolas Lunven au poste de navigateur. ... [more]

Soto 40 World Championship: Noticia IV finishes first in practice race By Soto 40 Media, , 2:58 PM Monday 07 Jul 2014 - GMT
Today at the Soto 40 World Championship, the boats completed a practice race in Valencia waters, in which Luis Martín Cabiedes’ Noticia IV finished first position. The official races will start tomorrow at 1 pm. The start of the practice race was scheduled at 1pm but it finally started at 1:25 pm (CEST), after two practice starts. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Eight new crew unveiled by teams By Volvo Ocean Race, , 2:01 PM Monday 07 Jul 2014 - Sail-World AF GMT
Eight new crew for the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 were today unveiled in separate announcements from Team Alvimedica and the Spanish Team challengers. The Team Alvimedica crew will include Italian Alberto Bolzan, American Nick Dana, Australian Will Oxley plus New Zealanders Ryan Houston and Dave Swete. Another American, Amory Ross, will be the Onboard Reporter (OBR). ... [more]

ISAF Youth Worlds - 29er and SL16 sailors prepare for battle + Video By ISAF, , 1:49 PM Monday 07 Jul 2014 - GMT
The 2014 ISAF Youth Worlds will welcome experienced SL16 heads and fresh 29er faces when racing commences in Tavira, Portugal on 14 July 2014. Sixteen teams featuring several former medallists will fight it out in the Open Multihull SL16 fleet whilst a number of new Open Skiff 29er teams will make their ISAF Youth Worlds debut in the 30-boat fleet. ... [more]

Barnacle-encrusted Mercury outboard starts after lengthy submersion By Jonathan Revitt, , 1:30 PM Monday 07 Jul 2014 - GMT
A barnacle-encrusted Mercury outboard recovered some 200 nautical miles off Dampier in Western Australia, started after spending months underwater. Marine Engineer Matt Giles was working on the Offshore Support Vessel 'Far Shogun' when an upturned tinnie was spotted in the water. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Eight new crew members named by teams By Volvo Ocean Race media, , 1:15 PM Monday 07 Jul 2014 - GMT
Eight new crew for the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 were today unveiled in separate announcements from Team Alvimedica and the Spanish Team challengers. ... [more]

Half Ton Classics Cup - Fleet assembles in Saint-Quay-Portrieux By Half Ton Classics Class, , 12:53 PM Monday 07 Jul 2014 - GMT
From 7-11 July the 2014 edition of the Half Ton Classics Cup will take place in Saint-Quay-Portrieux, Brittany, France. More than 200 sailors are expected to come to the start line! France, Britain and Belgium will be present, but also teams from Finland and Ireland... ... [more]

ISAF Youth Worlds: NZL Yachting Trust team leaves NZ By Jodie Bakewell-White, , 12:15 PM Monday 07 Jul 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
One week from now the first race of the 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships will get underway with teams from around the globe descending upon Tavira, Portugal over coming days to prepare. The 2014 NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team, including twelve sailors and four coaching support, depart New Zealand tomorrow and will arrive in Portugal at the venue on July 9th. ... [more]

Man fined $2000 for hawking abalone from an East Gippsland reef By Department of Environment and Primary Industries, , 11:24 AM Monday 07 Jul 2014 - GMT
For trying to sell abalone he had taken from a reef in East Gippsland, a 40-year-old man from south eastern New South Wales has been fined $2000, with conviction. ... [more]

Garmin Summer Series Round 4 - Lord Birkett Memorial Trophy Ullswater By Brenda Hoult, , 10:55 AM Monday 07 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
With a record 174 boats entering via SailRacer and a final entry of 210 boats, the 2014 Lord Birkett Trophy was set for a bumper year on fifth and 6th July. Ullswater Yacht Club was packed inside and out, with many camping and enjoying the festival atmosphere of the traditional first weekend of July to celebrate Lord Birkett's efforts to save Ullswater Lake being turned into a reservoir. ... [more]

New catfish species ‘hooked’ in North Qld By James Cook University, , 10:26 AM Monday 07 Jul 2014 - GMT
The new species has a large head with small eyes and thick, fleshy lips on a downturned mouth. Whisker-like barbels surround its lips. It is a solid, almost-cylindrical fish, with the back half of the body tapering to an eel-like tail. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race: New additions to Spanish team announced By Team Campos media, , 10:18 AM Monday 07 Jul 2014 - GMT
Two newcomers to the Volvo Ocean Race and a 32 years old 'veteran' join the Spanish project in the offshore race that will start next October from Alicante. The team led by Iker Martínez and Xabi Fernández confirmed this Monday that Spaniards Rafa Trujillo and Antonio 'Ñeti' Cuervas-Mons and French Nicolas Lunven will be, respectively, trimmer/driver, bowman and navigator of the new Spanish boat. ... [more]

Emperor penguins in danger of dramatic declines By Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, , 9:20 AM Monday 07 Jul 2014 - GMT
Emperor penguins are heavily dependent on sea ice for their livelihoods, and, therefore, are sensitive to changes in sea ice concentration (SIC). The researchers’ analysis of the global, continent-wide Emperor penguin population incorporates current and projected future SIC declines. ... [more]

Tags reveal Chilean devil rays are among ocean's deepest divers By Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, , 9:06 AM Monday 07 Jul 2014 - GMT
Thought to dwell mostly near the ocean's surface, Chilean devil rays (Mobula tarapacana) are most often seen gliding through shallow, warm waters. But a new study by scientists at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and international colleagues reveals that these large and majestic creatures are actually among the deepest-diving ocean animals. ... [more]

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