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A tale of sausages and pasties at the Osprey Nationals By Alan Henderson, Porthpean , 1:37 PM Monday 21 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Day two, July 20th, of the 39 boat Osprey Nationals at Porthpean brought a long wait before the action started. When the action started it was brisk, with an offshore wind of around 15 knots. The famous Porthpean pasty boat was not needed, with the sailors who included quite a few famous pie eaters formerly of a ghostly class having to fuel up with the pasties before the late launch. ... [more]

Search for Australia's hottest sailors By Fran Burke, Sydney , 1:29 PM Monday 21 Jul 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Casting call – calling all sailors! Henri Lloyd is again putting the call out for Australia’s hottest sailors! Rugged good looks, slightly salty around the edges or that bigger than life personality? Then they want you. The search is open to all sailors attending Audi Hamilton Island Race Week in August 2014, with Henri Lloyd looking for 10 gorgeous, fit sailors to take to the runway. ... [more]

2014 RPNYC Moore Wilson’s Winter Series – Groundhog Day(s)! By Paul J Davies, , 12:58 PM Monday 21 Jul 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
With a weather pattern that made sailors feel like they were actors in the movie of the same name, the third weekend of the 2014 RPNYC Moore Wilson’s Winter Series turned out to be a 'mix, stir and repeat' of the conditions experienced in the series so far… ... [more]

Spinlock IRC Welsh Championships 1st – 3rd August 2014 By Pwllheli Sailing Club, , 12:43 PM Monday 21 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
The inaugural ‘Spinlock IRC Welsh Championships’ is only a few weeks away and is hosted by Pwllheli Sailing Club (PSC) on first to 3rd August. The event has used the successful 2013 J Cup hosted by PSC as a spring board with the added award of the ‘Spinlock IRC’ regional title. ... [more]

America's Cup: Oracle Team USA holds foiling camp at Wangi SC By Oracle Team USA, , 11:12 AM Monday 21 Jul 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Oracle Team USA present two videos from their foiling training camp at Wangi SC in Australia. First Andrew Campbell (USA) gives his view of the camp, and in the second various team members contribute their thoughts on skipper Jimmy Spithill baring all on a foiling moth. ... [more]

Learn about life beneath water at Gold Coast International Marine Expo By Gold Coast Marine Expo, , 10:41 AM Monday 21 Jul 2014 - GMT
Gold Coast International Marine Expo 2014 - Every angler has been there: your tackle box is full, anticipation is high. The tide change approaches and you sense your prey … hungry and hunting. You cast your lure with precision and you begin your retrieval with those spasmodic twitches you’ve perfected in your sleep. You cast again … retrieve … cast … retrieve. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Abu Dhabi OR completes double Atlantic crossing By Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, , 10:31 AM Monday 21 Jul 2014 - GMT
After a long voyage in cramped conditions, with no washing facilities and only frozen dried meals to eat, the Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR) team was eager for food, cold drinks and warm showers when they safely reached Gosport on the English south coast. ... [more]

Recreational fishers leading way with responsible gummy shark fishing By Dallas D'Silva, , 10:20 AM Monday 21 Jul 2014 - GMT
In Victoria, gummy sharks (also known as flake) are a highly sought after target species for the recreational fishing sector. Gummy sharks can be found on or near the sea bed, generally inhabiting coastal marine waters to a depth of around 80 metres. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Team SCA has a 'pull through day' off the Canaries By Team SCA, , 9:54 AM Monday 21 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Team Alvimedica and Team Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing have completed their second Trans-Atlantic crossings, and in the Canary Islands, Team SCA, Team Brunel, and Team Campos are engaged in the Around Canary Island Race - a 650nm trip around the Canary Islands. Here's Team SCA's latest blog from the Around Canary Island Race: ... [more]

Louis Burton: Ocean Masters Portrait: Masters Of the Seas No 12 By Leslie Greenhalgh, , 9:27 AM Monday 21 Jul 2014 - GMT
His life as a sailor began during his summer holidays with his brother and parents in the Ile aux Moines, Golfe du Morbihan, where he joined the local sailing school. He progressed to go through a few stages with the Glenans and really got into sailing properly at the age of 18 – he would have done so earlier had his parents not pushed him into finishing his studies! ... [more]

No tiller sailing - how to steer using just the sails + Video By Miranda Powrie, Auckland , 9:00 AM Monday 21 Jul 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Miranda from Weta has put together a helpful video on how to steer a boat using just the sails, no tiller sailing. It's a good training exercise, not only for learning how to sail faster but also just in case something happens to your rudder! This is applicable to every sailor, in any class, and a great training exercise. ... [more]

International Moth Worlds: Three bullets in a row for Greenhalgh By Mark Jardine, , 8:18 AM Monday 21 Jul 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Blue fleet made up for their lost race from Saturday and then sailed two more races in the best of the breeze. Yellow fleet were too far East to get the full effect of this and only managed a single race in what was a long day on the water for them. ... [more]

Boaties' heartbreak as storm rages By Peter de Graaf, , 6:32 AM Monday 21 Jul 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
The saddest story is that of the 52ft (16m) ketch Spirit of Nyaminyami, which had been moored near Pine Island in the Kawakawa River mouth but broke free in Tuesday evening's 50-knot (92km/h) winds. Its owner, understood to be an international sailor who had lived on his boat in the Bay of Islands for several years, was on board at the time but could do nothing to save the vessel. ... [more]

U.S. Junior Women’s Singlehanded Championship - Sophia Reineke wins By Jake Fish, , 4:34 AM Monday 21 Jul 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
2014 U.S. Junior Women’s Singlehanded Championship - Fort Lauderdale's Sophia Reineke enjoyed a breakthrough performance this weekend at the 2014 U.S. Junior Women’s Singlehanded Championship, hosted by the Mission Bay Yacht Club in San Diego. ... [more]

FIXMYBOAT.com.au – Browse, compare and decide By FixMyBoat, , 4:11 AM Monday 21 Jul 2014 - GMT
FixMyBoat is an innovative online business that connects boat owners with businesses in the marine service industry. It creates a new and necessary direction for the marine industry, an online option that is the way of the future. ... [more]

Tour de France a la Voile - Full-on day on the water in Gruissan By Tour de France a la Voile, , 3:57 AM Monday 21 Jul 2014 - GMT
In the Tour de France a la Voile, the M34 fleet has three inshore races on, and with a wind blowing up to 30 knots, there was plenty of action on the race course, with some acrobatic, and even chaotic, boat handling. ... [more]

2014 Melges 32 European Championship - Robertissima crowned champion By Melges 32, , 3:44 AM Monday 21 Jul 2014 - GMT
Unstable racing conditions did not allow for a final race at the 2014 Melges 32 European Championship making overnight leader Roberto Tomasini Grinover and his Robertissima team newly crowned 2014 European Champions! Aboard with Tomasini Grinover was tactician Vasco Vascotto and crew members Federico Michetti, Giovanni Cassinari, Gunnar Bahr, Simone Spangaro, Steafno Nicolussi and Armin Raderbauer ... [more]

Airlie Beach Race: Anniversary regatta to farewell Airlie Race star By Tracey Johnstone, , 3:22 AM Monday 21 Jul 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
The Vision Surveys 25th Airlie Beach Race Week, which starts on the 8th August 2014, is the farewell regatta for Storm 2, a stalwart of the regatta for the last ten years and perennial Cruising Division line honours star. ... [more]

2014 Copa del Rey Mapfre - Battlefield for the Mini Maxi fleet By Alejandro Varela, , 2:52 AM Monday 21 Jul 2014 - GMT
2014 Copa del Rey Mapfre - Five Mini Maxis will compete for the glory of the 33 Copa del Rey Mapfre in the Gaastra IRC 0 Class, including the champion from 2013. Ten teams from six different nations will fight for the title in the Gaastra IRC 1 Class. ... [more]

Boat Shows - the engine powering the boating industry By Bob Wonders, Gold Coast , 2:46 AM Monday 21 Jul 2014 - GMT
Recreational boating exhibitions, more commonly and simply referred to as ‘boat shows’ have been employed as the major marketing tool for the pleasure boating industry for many years. ... [more]

Cold and foggy conditions for Victorian Match Racing Championship By Pam Scrivenor, Sydney , 2:19 AM Monday 21 Jul 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
The sailors were greeted on day one with choppy seas and 15 kts WSW wind for the start of racing in the Victorian Match Racing Championship. Ten teams took to the water on Sandringham Yacht club’s fleet of six Beneteau 7.5 yachts. Racing commenced on time with the race committee rolling through the flights and the boat change over team working perfectly. ... [more]

BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 0 Opening By Patrik Pollak, , 2:13 AM Monday 21 Jul 2014 - GMT
Racing at the BIC Techno 293 One Design World Championship 2014 did not start yet, but many dreams and visions has been fulfilled already. ... [more]

Fuerteventura World Cup - Slalom action highlights day 2 By PKRA, , 2:06 AM Monday 21 Jul 2014 - GMT
Day two of the Fuerteventura Kiteboarding Grand Slam featured the exciting discipline of slalom, with a total of four rounds run for both the men’s and the women’s fleets. Bibiana Magaji swept all four races of the lady’s fleet and Julien Kerneur led the men’s. ... [more]

'Honey, Let's Go Boating!' next best-seller for Finkelstein By Jeni Bone, , 12:42 AM Monday 21 Jul 2014 - GMT
The next boating Bible from dealer/broker and author, Darren Finkelstein is poised to release: 'Honey, let’s go BOATING!' According to Darren, it was the logical next step after 'Honey Let’s Buy a Boat!' ... [more]

2014 Governor's Cup - Sam Gilmour of RFBYC victorious again By Nancy Mellon, Corona del Mar, CA , 11:10 PM Sunday 20 Jul 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
2014 Governor's Cup - On the final day of racing, only the top four teams competed, since the other eight teams matches were completed on Friday. The racers from those teams were able to watch the finals in comfort from spectator boats. RFBYC and SDYC each won two races in hotly contested tacking duels, despite the light wind and changing conditions. ... [more]

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