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Queensland Youth Week 2014: Racer Profiles – Laser's day 2 By Miles Ruge, Queensland , 11:43 PM Tuesday 08 Jul 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Throughout the week of racing at the Australian Midwinter Youth Championship 2014 at Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron (Manly), we’ll be profiling the leading competitors of a select series each day. Renowned as the next step in competitive sailing, the Laser 4.7 and Radial classes offer young sailors simplicity and performance in a manageable boat. ... [more]

New York Yacht Club Race Week - Yachting history on display By Barby MacGowan, , 11:39 PM Tuesday 08 Jul 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Yachts representing a millennium’s worth of combined history will take to Narragansett Bay and Rhode Island Sound this weekend for the first half of the New York Yacht Club Race Week at Newport presented by Rolex. ... [more]

Route Halifax Saint-Pierre - Spirit of Adventure holds the lead By Ocean Challenges, , 10:54 PM Tuesday 08 Jul 2014 - GMT
The seventh edition of the Route Halifax Saint-Pierre Ocean Race got underway today in the Halifax Harbour under grey skies and very little wind. The start of the 350nm race takes the crews upwind to the first mark where they have already turned and Spirit of Adventure holds the lead on the fleet. ... [more]

Stuart Flinn named Sail Canada Sailor of the Month for June By Sail Canada, , 10:32 PM Tuesday 08 Jul 2014 - GMT
June marks the official start of summer for Canadians resulting in plenty of on-water action and exciting results this month! Canadian Paralympic sailors took to Newport Rhode Island to take on the top Paralympic competitors in the world. ... [more]

NZL Sailing Team: 49er, FX and Nacra Racing underway for Europeans By Jodie Bakewell-White, , 9:13 PM Tuesday 08 Jul 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Racing is underway at the European Championships for the Olympic 49er and 49erFX skiffs (in Helsinki) and also for the Olympic Nacra 17 multihull (in La Grande Motte). Peter Burling and Blair Tuke sailed three races on the opening day in Helsinki. Conditions were 7-12 knots on the courses for the men’s racing, building later for the women in the FX rigged skiffs who raced second. ... [more]

BoatUS speaks out about 'Ethanol-at-all-cost Agenda' By BoatUS/Sail-World Cruising, , 9:08 PM Tuesday 08 Jul 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
Boat US, the USA's leading advocate for recreational boaters, is asking: 'Are wise American consumers of gasoline being pushed to use a fuel that doesn’t work in their boats? ... [more]

Tour de France a la Voile - Two new winners in Dieppe By Fabienne Morin, , 8:55 PM Tuesday 08 Jul 2014 - GMT
In the Tour de France a la Voile, just a night sleep to recover from yesterday’s tough offshore leg, and the sailors were out on the water again. At 10am they took the start of an inshore race just off the beach of Dieppe. ... [more]

Volvo Cork Week - Thrilling conditions welcome international fleet By Louay Habib, , 8:44 PM Tuesday 08 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Thrilling conditions welcomed an international fleet of yachts from all over Europe and the United States to Volvo Cork Week. 100 yachts racing in Cork Harbour produced a magnificent spectacle. Cork Harbour is one of the largest natural harbours in the world and provides stunning scenery and tricky wind and tidal conditions. ... [more]

Yacht abandoned 170nm north of New Zealand, navigation warning out By Sail-World Cruising round-up, , 8:33 PM Tuesday 08 Jul 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Aus GMT
A yacht has been abandoned about 170nm north of the North Cape of New Zealand after three crew, two men and one woman, were rescued dramatically from their liferaft after leaving their yacht, whose rudder had been compromised and was in danger of sinking. A navigation warning has been issued. ... [more]

Nacra 17 Europeans: Success for Italy's Bissaro and Sicouri By Camille El Beze, , 8:20 PM Tuesday 08 Jul 2014 - GMT
If the loss of the first day of racing at the Nacra 17 European Championships due to too little wind was the price to be paid in order to have great Mistral conditions today off La Grande Motte, then many of the 71 competing crews would accept that as a worthwhile tax. ... [more]

Queensland Youth Week 2014, Racer Profiles Day 1 By Miles Ruge, Queensland , 8:13 PM Tuesday 08 Jul 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Throughout the week of racing at the Australian Midwinter Youth Championship 2014 at Queensland Yacht Squadron (Manly), we’ll be profiling the leading competitors of a select series each day. ... [more]

America's Cup: 2017 venue short-list reduced to two Cities By Sail-World, , 7:49 PM Tuesday 08 Jul 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Two potential host cities for the 35th America's Cup have been shortlisted. Two cities have now been cut from the original list of four. A final decision is now to be made by the end of the year, instead of the end of September as originally indicated. ... [more]

Dragon Edinburgh Cup - Fickle winds on day 3 By Rupert Holmes, , 7:34 PM Tuesday 08 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Day three of the Dragon Edinburgh Cup delivered fickle winds with a mix of showers and sunny spells for race three of the series. Boats on the right hand side of the first beat gained an advantage they would hold until the finish, although the final beat saw a diminishing breeze that threatened to upset the order of the front runners. ... [more]

Finn Silver Cup - Pedersen and Kistanov slug it out + Video By Robert Deaves, , 7:17 PM Tuesday 08 Jul 2014 - GMT
At the Finn Silver Cup, Anders Pedersen (NOR) and Arkadiy Kistanov (RUS) engaged in a battle of wits on the third day in Hoorn, Netherlands to slug it out for the overall lead. Kistanov narrowly missed out on all three race wins but the final score was was one win for Pederden and two for Kistanov. This left Pedersen leading Kistanov by two points with Nenad Bugarin (CRO) 23 points back in third. ... [more]

Formula Windsurfing Youth and Master Worlds overall By International Windsurfing Association, , 6:13 PM Tuesday 08 Jul 2014 - GMT
At the end of five days of a great championship with 15 competition races, Janis Preiss (LAT-23) is declared the 2014 Formula Windsurfing Masters World Champion and also the 2014 Gallipoli Formula European Cup Champion. Karl-Erik Saarm (EST-228) is 2014 Formula Windsurfing Youth World Champion. ... [more]

Cowes Dinard St Malo Race action on the horizon By Louay Habib, , 5:40 PM Tuesday 08 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
The Royal Ocean Racing Club's Season's Points Championship continues this weekend with close to 80 yachts competing in the Cowes- Dinard - St Malo Race. Teams from Belgium, France, Great Britain and The Netherlands will race across the English Channel to the famous walled port of St Malo in Brittany, France. ... [more]

49er and 49erFX Europeans: Pitfalls aplenty on day 1 + Video By International 49er Class, , 5:08 PM Tuesday 08 Jul 2014 - GMT
The opening day at the 49er and 49erFX European Championships was a tricky one for a variety of reasons and started with a bang. 2013 European's Silver medalists, Dylan Fletcher and Alain Sign hit a rock near the port layline of course C, splitting their hull wide open. ... [more]

Soto 40 World Championship - Action shots by Jesus Renedo By Jesus Renedo, , 4:59 PM Tuesday 08 Jul 2014 - GMT
Photographer Jesus Renedo was on the water for the first day of racing to capture these action shots at the Soto World Championship. ... [more]

El Mundial de Soto 40 comienza sus pruebas oficiales By Blanca López Handrich, , 4:50 PM Tuesday 08 Jul 2014 - GMT
Esta mañana han dado comienzo las pruebas del Campeonato del Mundo de Soto 40 que se celebra del 6 al 12 de julio en la Marina Real Juan Carlos I, con la organización del Real Club Náutico de Valencia .La primera prueba comenzó a las 13 horas con viento del SE de unos 11 nudos de intensidad y el ganador fue el británico 'Ngoni' de Tony Buckingham con Mark Lamy al timón. ... [more]

Concurrents de la Route Rimouski-Saint-Pierre contraints à l’abandon By Robert Dorais, , 4:44 PM Tuesday 08 Jul 2014 - GMT
Deux des trois voiliers ayant pris le départ de la première édition de la régate Route Rimouski-Saint-Pierre dimanche dernier sont maintenant rendus dans le golfe du Saint-Laurent à l’est de la péninsule gaspésienne. C’est le jeune skipper de Pogo Loco, Antoine Lacasse, qui mène devant OmerI skippé par Philippe Laville. ... [more]

Soto 40 World Championship - Action ramps up in Valencia By Soto 40 Media, , 4:35 PM Tuesday 08 Jul 2014 - GMT
Today the fleet completed the first official races of the Soto 40 World Championship in Valencia waters. The winners were Ngoni and Bigamist, but the British boat was the one which achieved top position Overall in the first racing day. The first race started at 1pm with an 11 knots SE wind and the winner was the British Ngoni, property of Tony Buckingham, with Mark Lamy at the helm. ... [more]

Team Brunel recorre a experiente velejador para Volvo Ocean Race By Volvo Ocean Race, , 4:29 PM Tuesday 08 Jul 2014 - GMT
Volvo Ocean Race - O francês Laurent Pagès foi escolhido para se juntar aos atletas liderados por Bouwe Bekking. Laurent Pagès tem um currículo vencedor na vela oceânica. O último grande resultado foi na edição passada da Volvo Ocean Race, quando o francês ajudou o Groupama a ficar com o título da temporada. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel completa su tripulación con un campeón By Volvo Ocean Race, , 4:15 PM Tuesday 08 Jul 2014 - GMT
El veterano regatista francés Laurent Pagès ha sido elegido por el patrón de Team Brunel, Bouwe Bekking, para completar su tripulación con la que competirá en la Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. Pagès aportará pedigrí a la campaña holandesa pues fue parte del equipo ganador de la edición 2011-12, Groupama. ... [more]

RS700 European Championship at Aquavitesse centre By Ian Nolan, , 4:05 PM Tuesday 08 Jul 2014 - GMT
The 2014 Volvo RS700 European Championship was held recently at the Aquavitesse centre at Bruinisse in the Netherlands. Competitors came from across Europe travelling from France in the West and the Czech Republic in the East, joining the regular contingent from the UK. ... [more]

ISAF Youth Worlds - Laser Radial sailors look to join list of legends By ISAF, , 3:53 PM Tuesday 08 Jul 2014 - GMT
The Laser Radial Boys and Girls fleets will be the largest at the ISAF Youth World Sailing Worlds with 58 male and 47 female competitors ready to do battle. Racing commences on 14 July with the world's best young Radial sailors ready to fight for the titles that have been won by Russell Coutts, Robert Scheidt, Ben Ainslie, Siren Sundby and Carolijn Brouwer throughout the history of the regatta. ... [more]

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