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2014 Airlie Beach Race Week - ABRW wins major award By Heidi Walton, , 3:37 AM Friday 24 Oct 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
2014 Airlie Beach Race Week - Whitsunday Sailing Club is thrilled after winning the Major Festivals and Events category for Airlie Beach Race Week at the 2014 Whitsunday Tourism Awards. ... [more]

PIC Coastal Classic: More images from the start By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 2:51 AM Friday 24 Oct 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Second image gallery from the start of the 2014 PIC Coastal Classic ... [more]

PIC Coastal Classic: TeamVodafoneSailing smashes course record By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 2:13 AM Friday 24 Oct 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
As predicted in last night's preview in Sail-World, the ORMA 60 TeamVodafone Sailing has set a new course record for the 119nm course in the PIC Coastal Classic. ... [more]

PIC Coastal Classic: Images from the start By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 1:43 AM Friday 24 Oct 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Image gallery from the start of the 2014 PIC Coastal Classic ... [more]

Argo Group Gold Cup - Canfield and Williams first into Quarter Finals By Talbot Wilson, , 9:08 PM Thursday 23 Oct 2014 - GMT
Taylor Canfield (ISV) US One, top seed in Group 2, is the first skipper to qualify for the Quarter Finals in the 2014 Argo Group Cup. Canfield lost his first match in day one of racing against Chris Poole (USA) Riptide Racing. Since then the number two skipper on the Alpari World Match Racing Tour has sailed to seven straight points. ... [more]

La Torche PWA Grand Slam - Waiting game continues on day 6 By Chris Yates, , 8:07 PM Thursday 23 Oct 2014 - GMT
The forecast for day six at the La Torche PWA Grand Slam offered a slight possibility of producing some racing, but unfortunately the wind never really materialised meaning the sailors spent another day on hold. Throughout the day there were gusts of up to 10 knots, but the wind failed to improve beyond that. ... [more]

Can you hear me? Mobile phone vs. VHF radio By BoatUS, , 7:43 PM Thursday 23 Oct 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
Having a cell phone on board allows you to keep in touch with land-based people and businesses easily. They are very convenient but in some situations they shouldn’t be used in place of a very high frequency (VHF) radio, the benefits of which we’ll address shortly. Here are some things to consider regarding mobile phones. ... [more]

Groupama Race - A tough race says Franck Cammas By Vincent Borde, , 7:26 PM Thursday 23 Oct 2014 - GMT
For his first participation in the Groupama Race around New Caledonia, Franck Cammas and the crew of the 35-foot monohull Keel Bill secured a fine second place astern of the New Zealanders on Crusader after some four days at sea. Questioned on his return to the dock, the Groupama skipper gives us his impressions. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Mano a mano en plenas Calmas Ecuatoriales By Mapfre, , 7:00 PM Thursday 23 Oct 2014 - GMT
Lucha en los Doldrums para unos y despedida para otros cuando se alcanza el décimo tercer día de etapa entre Alicante y Ciudad del Cabo (Sudáfrica). Si bien el grupo en cabeza parece que ya disfruta de vientos que suben del Hemisferio Sur y han abandonado las calmas ecuatoriales, el 'Mapfre' espera salir de esta transición mientras continúa luchando con chubascos y vientos inestables. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Abu Dhabi stopover call for volunteers By Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, , 6:36 PM Thursday 23 Oct 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
As preparations ramp up for Abu Dhabi’s December/January Volvo Ocean Race Stopover and the yachts battle it out for glory from Spain to the Emirates via Cape Town, more than 200 volunteers are being recruited to help deliver the UAE capital’s 23-day watersports, entertainment and cultural event. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Anything can happen in the Doldrums By Corinna Halloran, , 6:27 PM Thursday 23 Oct 2014 - GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, Day 12 onboard Team SCA. This morning the boat was so quiet you could hear a pin drop, shortly after sun up we were hooning along in 20kts in a torrential downpour, by late afternoon we were sailing backwards, and who knows what tonight will bring. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing first to exit the Doldrums By Jonno Turner, , 6:10 PM Thursday 23 Oct 2014 - GMT
The push and shove of 12 knots of Atlantic breeze – things are looking up in the Volvo Ocean Race. On board Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, things are looking up. First in the fleet, and out of the Doldrums, they’re heading fast towards the Equator, trade winds blowing gusts of encouragement around their ears. ... [more]

World ARC fleet explores Mauritius By World Cruising Club, , 5:54 PM Thursday 23 Oct 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Aus GMT
After the arrival of the last boats to Mauritius, the World ARC fleet have been enjoying their time exploring what the island has to offer. The 21 yachts making up the fleet have created a spectacle in the Caudan Basin in Port Louis. The fleet dressed overall with colourful flags has proved to be one of the main attraction for the Caudan Waterfront. ... [more]

Byte CII Open Meeting at Haversham Sailing Club By Richard Whitehouse, Stockport , 5:42 PM Thursday 23 Oct 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Nine Bytes congregated near Milton Keynes for the last Byte Open Meeting of the season, with six races held over two days. A northwesterly wind blew all weekend, with gusts of over 27mph according to the club anemometer, and over 30 mph according to the sailors. ... [more]

Irish Squib Freshwater Championships wrap up in Tipperary By Gail MacAllister, , 5:33 PM Thursday 23 Oct 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
The Irish Squib Freshwater Championships took place in Tipperary over the weekend of 18th- 19th October. The Squibs were joined by a small fleets of Dragons, SB20s, and Flying Fifteens. ... [more]

Mets 2014 - Barz Optics nominated for DAME Award By Barz Optics/Sail-World, , 4:54 PM Thursday 23 Oct 2014 - GMT
Barz Optics' Cabo Floating sunglass have been nominated for the prestigious Dame Awards. The Overall Winner and Category Winners will be announced at the ICOMIA-METS Breakfast Briefing held in the Forum of Amsterdam RAI before the official opening of METS on Tuesday 18 November at 8:00 a.m. ... [more]

Sir Dave Brailsford and Team Sky go sailing By Matt Carter, , 4:33 PM Thursday 23 Oct 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
'It’s not until you actually get on a boat and you try and have a go yourself that you realise just how difficult it is!' Sir Dave Brailsford and 80 of his Team Sky charges swapped two wheels for three sails this week and spent a day learning the ropes on a team building day with the British Sailing Team at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy. ... [more]

Volvo Ocean Race - Day 12 for Team Alvimedica By Amory Ross, Team Alvimedica, , 4:22 PM Thursday 23 Oct 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, Day 12 onboard Team Alvimedica. There is no question as to the origins of the phrase 'down in the doldrums;' the monotony of these days is painfully apparent. It’s a pattern too familiar: a night of variable conditions—torrential rain and 20 knots of wind one minute, no wind and starry skies the next. Feast or famine. ... [more]

Rolex Sydney Hobart - Luna Sea 100th entry for 628 nautical mile race By Di Pearson, RSHYR media, , 4:05 PM Thursday 23 Oct 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
With only nine days remaining until the close of entries, one of the smallest, most audacious and memorable yachts in the history of the CYCA’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, appropriately became the 100th entry. A mere 10.5 metres, James Cameron’s Hick 35, Luna Sea, will again do duty as one of the pintsized yachts in fleet for the 70th edition of the 628 nautical mile race. ... [more]

Student Yachting World Cup - England emerges victorious By SYWoC Press Office, , 3:46 PM Thursday 23 Oct 2014 - GMT
Today was the last day of competition at the Student Yachting World Cup. Even though England’s victory was already for sure, the top-5-ranking could change a lot with two more races: Italy was second with 46 pts, Ireland third with 47 pts, Norway fourth (52 pts) and Switzerland fifth (58.2 pts)… the USA followed with 59 pts! ... [more]

RORC Transatlantic Race fast approaching By Trish Jenkins, , 3:34 PM Thursday 23 Oct 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
A varied and international fleet ranging from 40 to 100ft (12.19 to 30.48m) will set off for Grenada on Saturday 29th November from Lanzarote, the most eastern in the Canary Islands chain, in the Royal Ocean Racing Club's Transatlantic Race. ... [more]

Star Sailors League Finals - Three American greats to compete By Star Sailors League, , 3:18 PM Thursday 23 Oct 2014 - GMT
The United States will be the second most heavily represented nation at the Star Sailors League Finals when they take place at Nassau in the Bahamas between December 1st and 7th. Reflecting the consistency, quality and number of sailors involved in the Star class, the United States has the largest representation in the Star Sailors League with 294 skippers and 376 crew. ... [more]

America's Cup: Airbus and Oracle Team USA forge technology partnership By Oracle Team USA, , 3:00 PM Thursday 23 Oct 2014 - GMT
Airbus and Oracle Team USA have forged a technology partnership. As Official Innovation Partner of Oracle Team USA for the 35th America’s Cup, Airbus will share the know-how of its engineers and experts in fields such as aerodynamics, instrumentation and simulation, composites, structures, hydraulics and data analysis to work with the Oracle Team USA design team. ... [more]

Rolex Middle Sea Race - Another dramatic day By KPMS, , 2:51 PM Thursday 23 Oct 2014 - GMT
Thursday has proved another dramatic day in the story of the 2014 Rolex Middle Sea Race. While yesterday (Wednesday) was a day of seamanship and survival as yachts battled storm force winds, it was also a day of arrivals as the same winds pushed competitors to the finish. ... [more]

Nominations open for Ontario Sailing Awards By Ontario Sailing, , 2:44 PM Thursday 23 Oct 2014 - GMT
Ontario Sailing is now accepting nominations for the Ontario Sailing Annual Awards. Do you have a deserving recipient in mind? The deadline for submissions is Monday, November 17, 2014. Awards will be presented at Ontario Sailing's Annual General Meeting on Sunday, January 18, 2015. ... [more]

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