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Newport Bermuda Race 2014 - Shockwave beats Bella Mente by 7 minutes By Newport Bermuda Race, , 10:42 AM Monday 23 Jun 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
After sailing nearly side by side over 635 miles and two and a half days, George Sakellaris’ Shockwave nipped Hap Fauth’s Bella Mente at the finish line at St. David’s Lighthouse, Bermuda, by seven minutes to win line honors in the 2014 Newport Bermuda Race. ... [more]

2014 The Rose Cup - Killian, Martin and Vandervort win By Dave Perry, Oyster Bay, NY , 10:16 AM Monday 23 Jun 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
2014 The Rose Cup - The team of Christophe Killian, Jack Martin and Harrison Vandervort from the Balboa Yacht Club has won the 2014 Rose Cup, a U.S. youth national match racing championship sanctioned by US Sailing and sponsored by Gill, Harken, North U and the event’s founder the Newport-Balboa Sailing and Seamanship Association. ... [more]

Free app for managing your yacht By Yacht apps, , 10:04 AM Monday 23 Jun 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
MyYacht Free allows you to store all types of specifications, from registration and insurance to size and weight – including on all types of equipment, from electronics to deck gear and safety equipment – in a simple to use mobile application. And if you have enabled iCloud, you can back up the data and download it to another device, so that it is always available. ... [more]

Newport Bermuda Race - Fast sailing, frustration and (Yes) more calms By Chris Museler, , 10:03 AM Monday 23 Jun 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Newport Bermuda Race 2014 - Chris Museler returns us to the up and down world of ocean racing. Ocean racing inevitably has its highs and lows, but nowhere is this more prevalent than in the vagaries of the air-water interface of the Gulf Stream. ... [more]

39th Annual One More Time Regatta - Bloodhound wins By Andy Kopetzky, Southern California , 9:54 AM Monday 23 Jun 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Bloodhound, Robert Gilbert's 98 ft Fife Cutter won the 39th annual One More Time Regatta for wooden hulled boats held in Santa Monica Bay June 21. ... [more]

Hamilton Island Audi Race Week 2014 - Accommodation options By Kristie Kaighin, Hamilton Island , 9:38 AM Monday 23 Jun 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Bella Vista East 1 - Highly sought after ground floor two bedroom apartment located on the northern end of the island. Featuring a spacious open plan design, beautiful furnishings plus more. On special at $500 per night! ... [more]

Newport Bermuda Race - Back drifts hard right, leaders riding high By Talbot Wilson, , 9:38 AM Monday 23 Jun 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
For many of the 1500+ sailors on 162 boats on course to Bermuda in the 49th Newport Bermuda Race, yesterday’s Summer Solstice must have seemed like the longest night yet. Shockwave, the line honors leader at noon Saturday then 438nm from Bermuda, was still 336nm from Bermuda at 2:00 AM Sunday. ... [more]

D-One Europeans and GBR Nationals start this week By Charlie Chandler, Brighling Sea Sailing Club , 9:24 AM Monday 23 Jun 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
The D-One Europeans and GBR Nationals start this week at Brightlingsea Sailing Club. A coaching day will be followed by three days of fun but competitive racing. Nick Craig nearly managed a clean sweep of all the major championships during 2013 but was denied the British National Championships, having to settle for second place on that occasion. ... [more]

Newport Bermuda Race - From Spirit of Bermuda, Captain Karen McDonald By Karen McDonald, , 9:10 AM Monday 23 Jun 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Newport Bermuda Race 2014 - Once we cleared Narragansett Bay, the sea breeze won out and gave us a decent breeze till sunset. As the wind dropped out, it became very shifty, with much sail handling. After midnight we found ourselves in the midst of the fleet, with some large commercial traffic passing through as we crossed the Nantucket to Ambrose traffic separation scheme. ... [more]

Etchells World Championship 2014 By New York Yacht Club, , 8:47 AM Monday 23 Jun 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
2014 Etchells World Championship - The event will be run by the New York Yacht Club in cooperation with Sail Newport. The sailing will be off the coast of Newport, R.I., on Rhode Island Sound. ... [more]

International Optimist Regatta - British Virgin Islands' Duff wins By Carol Bareuther, St. Thomas , 8:31 AM Monday 23 Jun 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Shifting strategies to match wind speed and direction, staying out in front of the fleet and remaining calm provided successful strategies for 11-year-old Rayne Duff. Duff won the 22nd International Optimist Regatta (IOR) hosted out of the St. Thomas Yacht Club, St. Thomas, USVI, from June 20 to 22. ... [more]

Marine World Sales: The latest in buying and selling marine online By Julian Boyd, Marine World Sales, , 8:17 AM Monday 23 Jun 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Marineworldsales.co.nz has been developed as a marketing tool and information site for seafarers and professionals alike. The goal of the website is to develop into a 'showcase' of everything marine in New Zealand and its associated industries. This is the first website of its kind in New Zealand, and enables private sellers item’s to be listed free. Retailers can utilize the unlimited listing opt ... [more]

Queensland Match Racing Championship - Success to match racing newbies By Tracey Johnstone, Mooloolaba , 8:06 AM Monday 23 Jun 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron’s (RQYS) team’s first foray into Match Racing proved fruitful as they took out the top honour in last weekend’s Queensland Match Racing Championship held at Mooloolaba. ... [more]

UIM XCAT - Massive fight from Fazza secures fourth consecutive title By Karien Jonckheere, , 7:46 AM Monday 23 Jun 2014 - Powerboat-World GMT
UIM Skydive Dubai XCAT World Series in Stresa 2014 - 'In testing this morning we felt good, but we were surprised by boat number 10 [T-Bone Station]. They had a very good start, so we tried to push them. But after five laps, I told my driver we have to do the long lap because our radio man had told us our lap times were quicker than theirs,' said Al Zaffain. ... [more]

Peters & May launch Mediterranean and USA to East Coast Australia By Propel PR, , 4:17 AM Monday 23 Jun 2014 - GMT
In conjunction with its Australian agents Aurora Global Logistics and the newly located Peters & May Fort Lauderdale office, Peters & May will be launching its first part charter sailings to Australia. ... [more]

PWA Bonaire World Cup – Thode and Offringa shine on day 2 By Chris Yates, , 3:28 AM Monday 23 Jun 2014 - GMT
The forecast and the paradise island of Bonaire certainly delivered on the second day of the PWA Bonaire World Cup as the single elimination for both the men’s and women’s divisions was completed in idyllic freestyle conditions. The level on the water today was off the scale as every sailor pushed themselves to the limit in order to try and defeat their rivals. ... [more]

Lifejackets are imperative: don't rely on sheer luck By Media Services, , 1:52 AM Monday 23 Jun 2014 - GMT
Another sobering reminder of why life jackets are required on boats. Pure luck and treading water saved the lives of two American boaters when they fell out of their boat off the southern tip of Florida over the weekend. ... [more]

UNESCO withdraws 'in danger' status for Great Barrier Reef By Media Services, , 1:01 AM Monday 23 Jun 2014 - GMT
UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee has withdrawn a threat to list Australia’s Great Barrier Reef as 'in danger' after a coral discovery in the Timor Sea has given hope to the struggling Australian marine wonder. ... [more]

Solitaire du Figaro - Départ musclé et option à Batz By Solitaire du Figaro, , 11:17 PM Sunday 22 Jun 2014 - GMT
La troisième étape de La Solitaire du Figaro-Eric Bompard cachemire a débuté par un coup de théâtre quand le leader au classement général annonçait qu’il avait cassé un bas hauban : Fabien Delahaye (Skipper Macif 2012) prenait tout de même le départ donné à 15h00 au large du plateau des Duons, puis enclenchait le moteur pour revenir au port de Roscoff-Bloscon afin de changer son câble de gréement… ... [more]

Amazing MOB survival - 13 hours floating, rescued by fishermen By Kate Jacobson, Sun Sentinel/Sail-World, , 10:15 PM Sunday 22 Jun 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
When the fishermen found the couple floating in the sea off Hallandale Beach in Florida, they were skeptical at first about their story. With past stories of piracy and of boaters being tricked, they were wary. But after seeing the couple's condition and hearing their story, they realised they were part of an extraordinary rescue. ... [more]

World Cup Rowing: Five Gold and a Bronze for NZ at World Cup, France By Rowing NZ, , 8:51 PM Sunday 22 Jun 2014 - GMT
The second world rowing cup for 2014 held at Aiguebelette, France wrapped up today after three days of top quality racing. The New Zealand rowing crews clocked up an impressive medal count with six medals – five gold and one bronze. The women’s lightweight single, women's single scull, men’s single scull, men’s pair, men’s lightweight four won gold, and the women’s quad picked up bronze. ... [more]

Boater hit by lightning survives: 'It was the worst pain ever' By Des Ryan, , 8:27 PM Sunday 22 Jun 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
The USA's Mississippi River is the latest body of water to attract a lightning strike on a boater. The boater was a good Samaritan trying to assist members of the Alton Fire Department who had responded to a distressed boat attempting to reach the dock when he was hit. Miraculously he survived to report, 'It was the worst pain ever'. ... [more]

Inauguration of the new Yacht Club Monaco - Images by Carlo Borlenghi By Carlo Borlenghi, , 8:15 PM Sunday 22 Jun 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
Probably one of the richest and most exotic sailing clubs in the world, the Monaco Yacht Club was founded in 1953 by Prince Rainier and chaired since 1984 by HSH Prince Albert II. The Club, 'Yacht Club de Monaco (YMC)', has 1200 members spread over 60 nationalities. Gathering the most prestigious private yachts in the world, when a new clubhouse is inaugurated, it really does make news. ... [more]

Russell Coutts writes to the New Zealand Herald By Sail-world.com, , 7:50 PM Sunday 22 Jun 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Russell Coutts writes to the New Zealand Herald Since the Protocol for the 35th America’s Cup was released two weeks ago, I have watched as the New Zealand media, and the New Zealand Herald in particular, have continued to publish inaccurate interpretations of how the next America’s Cup will be organized. While no one is obliged to support the America’s Cup it seems to me that at the very ... [more]

And now for something completely different: Penghu Regatta 2014. By Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Penghu Islands, Taiwan , 4:34 PM Sunday 22 Jun 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
This regatta makes no claims to Instant Excellence and World Beating Status. There is no big money hoop-la, but there is a lot of fun. It is grass-roots sailing in a country that is just getting to grips with boating, and is an event that deserves support. It organised by sailors, for sailors – not by a commercial company with plans to make money out sponsorship dollars. ... [more]

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