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Extreme Sailing Series - An enjoyable experience for Groupama 40 By Groupama Sailing Team, , 2:57 PM Tuesday 26 Aug 2014 - GMT
Ninth in the overall ranking in the fifth stage of the Extreme Sailing Series in Cardiff, the skipper of Groupama 40 gives us a positive analysis of its participation against some of the best sailors on the sailing planet. ... [more]

Chris Feibusch named new Ambassador for Sailors' Society By Eloise Jakeman, , 2:49 PM Tuesday 26 Aug 2014 - GMT
Drew Marine Signal & Safety is delighted to announce its Head of Global Marketing, Chris Feibusch, has been appointed as an Ambassador for the Sailors' Society. As an Ambassador, Chris will act as a key advocate for the Sailors' Society, promoting the charity’s cause amongst contacts within the maritime industry and sharing information about its work. ... [more]

Collinson FX Market Commentary: August 26 2014 - Europe surges By Collinson FX, , 2:46 PM Tuesday 26 Aug 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
August 26 2014: The AUD battled to hold 0.9300 and remains at the whim of the big Dollar while the KIWI trades 0.8340. NZ Trade data will be released today and it is hard to see any improvements with the environment created by the only contractionary Central Bank in the OECD! ... [more]

Groupama 40 à Cardiff : Ça fait plaisir By Groupama Sailing Team, , 2:38 PM Tuesday 26 Aug 2014 - GMT
Neuvième du classement général de la cinquième étape des Extreme Sailing Series de Cardiff, le skipper de Groupama 40 dresse un bilan positif de sa participation face à certains des meilleurs marins de la planète voile. ... [more]

Sail America Industry Meeting to take place October 10th By Sail America, , 2:32 PM Tuesday 26 Aug 2014 - GMT
Sail America has scheduled its Industry Meeting for Friday, October 10, 2014, from 7:45 am-9:15 am at the Marriott Waterfront in Annapolis, Maryland. Taking place during the US Sailboat Show (October 9-13, 2014), the breakfast meeting, sponsored by Annapolis Boat Shows and Cruising World/Sailing World, is open to all sailing industry professionals at no charge. ... [more]

International 18ft Skiff Regatta underway on San Francisco Bay By Erik Simonson, Pressure-Drop.US, , 2:14 PM Tuesday 26 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
A much smaller gathering at this Int'l 18 Regatta than in most recent years, due primarily to over extended schedules, eight teams hoisted sail and carried on the tradition of the International 18's on San Francisco Bay. The wind and tide played their usual havoc on sailors as the flood gave way to ebb combined with occasional ferry and cargo traffic to send launch ramps the competitors way. ... [more]

U21 Laser World Championship - Lorenzo Chiavarini victorious By Lindsey Bell, , 2:00 PM Tuesday 26 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Rising British sailing talent Lorenzo Chiavarini hopes his under 21 Laser World Championship victory will ‘push him on to greater things’, as he added the junior world title to his under 21 European crown in Douarnenez, France, this weekend (23 August). ... [more]

J24 Short Course Regatta at Cronulla Sailing Club By J24 Australia, , 1:47 PM Tuesday 26 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Mat Short, the rising star in the fast growing fleet of J24s at Cronulla, proved the old maxim – if you want to finish first, first you have to finish – and although he blitzed the racing on Saturday, not sailing on Sunday put an end to his (deserved) potential championship winning result. ... [more]

The ultimate self-draining Optimist! Ideal for Tackers programs By NB Sailsports, Somersby , 1:26 PM Tuesday 26 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AF GMT
With the latest news from Yachting Australia that sailing clubs can use any brand of Optimist dinghy for their Tackers Programs, NB Sailsports set out to find the ultimate Tackers Optimist and what we found was better that we could have hoped. We are please to introduce you to the SailQube. ... [more]

Commercial marine sector to be the focus of targeted new research By MaryAnne Edwards, , 1:15 PM Tuesday 26 Aug 2014 - GMT
The commercial marine sector will be the focus of targeted new research done through collaboration between RMIT University and the Australian International Marine Export Group (AIMEX). ... [more]

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2014 - Quality fleet for Maxi Classic By KPMS, , 1:13 PM Tuesday 26 Aug 2014 - GMT
A collection of some of the world’s finest, fastest and most famous Maxi yachts will gather in Porto Cervo, Sardinia for the 25th edition of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup from 31 August – 6 September, an occasion which marks the 30th year of the relationship between event organizers Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) and title sponsor Rolex. ... [more]

Sailing to feature in AIMS Games from 2015 By Jodie Bakewell-White, New Zealand , 12:24 PM Tuesday 26 Aug 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
For the first time sailing will feature in the NZCT AIMS Games in 2015 after a proposal made by Yachting New Zealand was accepted by the six Trustees of one of the largest sporting events in New Zealand. The AIMS (Association of Middle and Intermediate Schools) Games, held annually in Tauranga gathers together 7,500 students (aged 11, 12 and 13 years) from 228 schools to compete in 17 differe ... [more]

Sailing Champions League - which is Europe's best sailing club? By Dan Ibsen & the Sail-World team, Copenhagen , 12:23 PM Tuesday 26 Aug 2014 - GMT
For the first time in European sailing history, the top European sailing club will be identified at the new Sailing Champions League, which takes place from 17th to 19th October in Copenhagen. ... [more]

Weta fun at the Wine & Roses Regatta By Bruce Fleming, Santa Barbara , 12:22 PM Tuesday 26 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Just eight Wetas made the trip up or down old Highway 101 to posh Santa Barbara, the historic wine-loving town on 'California’s Riviera', to sail in our West Coast Champs. ... [more]

EUROSAF Youth Europeans - Golden hat-trick for GBR sailors By Lindsey Bell, , 12:15 PM Tuesday 26 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
British Youth Sailing talents scooped a hat trick of gold medals and two bronzes on an exciting final day of racing at the EUROSAF Youth Sailing European Championships. With place changes and medals possible in most of the seven classes heading into the final day, the medal race format – which many of the British squad had not experienced – provided an opportunity to learn new skills. ... [more]

Brydes Whale feeding in the Firth of Thames - up close images By Peter Idoine, , 10:49 AM Tuesday 26 Aug 2014 - GMT
On Monday Peter Idoine and friends were out on the Hauraki Gulf about 5 Miles NE of Gannet Rock. Coromandel. Channel Island and Great Barrier Island were visible on a very clear day. He describes what happened next: ... [more]

Extreme Sailing Series: The Wave, Muscat claims victory on Cardiff Bay By Extreme Sailing Series, , 9:30 AM Tuesday 26 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
In the Extreme Sailing Series, Cardiff Bay saved the best for last for the 11-boat Extreme 40 fleet, where Alinghi, The Wave, Muscat and J.P. Morgan BAR battled it out until the bitter end for the top positions, in one of the closest – and most exciting – three-horse fights seen in the Series, which resulted in a three way collision and three consecutive penalties too boot in the final race. ... [more]

International 14 World Championships 2015: Not just for boys By Tracey Johnstone, , 8:01 AM Tuesday 26 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Nurton is a member of both the strong overseas contingent to contest the event being conducted by Royal Geelong Yacht Club on Corio Bay in Geelong, and the growing group of women who sail these progressive boats. This will be Nurton’s sixth World Championship after starting her I14 sailing career just over 13 years ago. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Six months to Auckland Stopover By Geraldine O’Kane, , 5:28 AM Tuesday 26 Aug 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
On Friday 27 February, exactly six months from tomorrow, the Race Village for the Auckland Stopover will open for business ready to welcome the fleet contesting the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Seven boats – the new one-design Volvo Ocean 65s – are due to contest this edition of the Race which starts in Alicante (Spain) next month and the fourth Leg will see the fleet race from Sanya (China) into ... [more]

Marine15 - prospectus available online now + VIDEO By Jeni Bone, , 4:29 AM Tuesday 26 Aug 2014 - GMT
Asia Pacific's largest recreational marine business and safety conference and associated trade exhibition will be held from Sunday 3 May to Tuesday 5 May 2015 at RACV Royal Pines on Queensland’s Gold Coast. ... [more]

Nominations now open for 2014 Ocean Racer of the Year Awards By Jennifer Crooks, , 3:49 AM Tuesday 26 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Nominations are now open in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s prestigious Ocean Racer of the Year Awards. The 2014 Ocean Racer of the Year Awards will be announced on Thursday 11 December 2014 and the CYCA welcomes nominations from fellow offshore clubs that have suitable candidates they feel would be eligible for these awards. ... [more]

Rio de Janeiro achieves 50% treatment of sewage outflow By Jeni Bone, , 3:38 AM Tuesday 26 Aug 2014 - GMT
State Secretary of Rio de Janeiro, Leonardo Espindola has told the parliament and media that Rio has achieved 50% treatment of sewage to its waterways, two years out from the start of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. ... [more]

2014 AWT Quatro Desert Showdown - Event memorable videos By American Windsurfing Tour, , 3:18 AM Tuesday 26 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
All the riders that made the long trek to Punta San Carlos, Baja got some memorable conditions and here are the two official videos from the 2014 AWT Quatro Desert Showdown ... [more]

2014 18' Skiff Int Regatta: Day 1 at San Francisco - Reversal on beach By Rich Roberts, , 2:44 AM Tuesday 26 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Runaway wins on the first day of the 13th annual 18' Skiff International Regatta Monday may have resembled the lopsided racing in the 34th America's Cup on these same tricky waters a year ago, but this time the tide turned at the starting line. ... [more]

Southport Yacht Club achieves Clean Marina certification + VIDEO By Jeni Bone, , 2:24 AM Tuesday 26 Aug 2014 - GMT
More than a fancy flag, International Clean Marina Certification is testament to completing and passing a set of criteria developed through the Marina Industries Association, which accredit marinas globally with environmental credentials. ... [more]

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