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Club Marine NSW Youth Match Racing - Results after Round Robin One By Jennifer Crooks, , 1:17 PM Saturday 02 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Harry Price and his crew of Angus Williams, Finn Gilbert and Owen Long are the current clubhouse leaders at the conclusion of Round Robin One in the Club Marine NSW Youth Match Racing Championship, conducted by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA). ... [more]

2014 Brisbane Boat Show - What's your trailer boat worth? By John Daffy, Brisbane , 12:29 PM Saturday 02 Aug 2014 - Powerboat-World GMT
2014 Brisbane Boat Show - None of those providing the indicative values sell new boats and that makes the service fully transparent, with no hidden strings or agendas. ... [more]

Images of the Waitemata: RNZYS Winter race - Foilers and big Boats By Richard Gladwell/, , 12:09 PM Saturday 02 Aug 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Images from the RNZYS Club Marine Winter Series, sailed Saturday, August 2. Shooting from under North Head, there was a good view of many of the race boats before the cloud moved in and the light crumped out. Conditions were a testing northerly wind, blowing straight down the Channel, averaging 20kts and gusting to 25kts - making for some exciting racing. ... [more]

Laser Radial Youth World titles 2014 - Overnight leaders hold on By Jeff Martin, Dziwnów , 10:32 AM Saturday 02 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Laser Radial Youth World Championship . Dziwnów, Poland Day 5 A 12 knot wind built from the east and the shallow waters of the Baltic Sea produced good surfing waves. The move to Finals races with the two gold fleets on the same course provided an exhibition of close and exciting racing that was a joy to watch. ... [more]

420 World: First day's racing in Final Series belongs to 14yr old crew By 420 Sailing, , 5:12 AM Saturday 02 Aug 2014 - GMT
2014 420 World Championships - Racing stepped up a gear at the 420 World Championships on Friday 1 August, as the first day of final series racing got underway with the 390 sailors now seeded into 420 Open and 420 Ladies Gold fleets. ... [more]

Operation GrindStop 2014 By Sea Shepherd, , 4:45 AM Saturday 02 Aug 2014 - GMT
Today we celebrate zero whales slaughtered in the 'Taiji of the North' — the Faroe Islands, since our crew has been on the ground and on the water during much of June and for the entire month of July executing Operation GrindStop! ... [more]

Custom exhaust system solves buoyancy problem By Martin Flory, , 3:31 AM Saturday 02 Aug 2014 - GMT
Following a repower and a bottom refit, the 22 m Donzi Wench experienced severe buoyancy problems caused by its wet exhaust system. This well-known 1998 tournament sportfish convertible risked swamping when the vessel was loaded. Called upon to design a solution, the technical experts at Marine Exhaust Systems installed a custom underwater exhaust that now allows Wench to safely run fast and hard ... [more]

Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race - Handicap chase on the race By Lisa Ratcliff, , 3:03 AM Saturday 02 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Brisbane to Keppel Yacht Race - The line honours victor is decided; now the handicap pursuit is on in the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron’s eighth Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race ... [more]

2014 Lido 14 National Class Championship - Day 1 By Rich Roberts, , 2:20 AM Saturday 02 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
2014 Lido 14 National Class Championship - The boats are humble and aged little Lido 14s, but it would be hard to tell by scanning the results from Friday's Qualification day for their 2014 National Class Championship at Alamitos Bay Yacht Club. ... [more]

Report from Rio: Team Jolly on the South American 470 Nationals By Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie, , 10:47 PM Friday 01 Aug 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Current 470 World Champions, Polly Powrie and Jo Aleh, are currently competing in the South American 470 Championships in Rio, Brazil, ahead of the Olympic Test event starting on Monday.Gonzo (their new boat) seeing some action for the first time in Rio, we are currently taking part in the South American Championships, racing in Rio for the first time... ... [more]

C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta ends on a high note By Sam Crichton, , 8:13 PM Friday 01 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
After four days of learning, sharing and competition, the twelfth annual C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta finished on many high notes. This year entries where the highest in the 12 year history of the event and the 51 participating sailors had the highest number of boats in two of the three competing classes, the 2.4mR and SKUD 18 classes. ... [more]

Sopot Match Race - Hansen and Gilmour out of the competition By Alpari World Match Racing Tour, , 7:57 PM Friday 01 Aug 2014 - GMT
Defying an unpromising forecast of little wind, the organisers of Sopot Match Race, the third event on the 2014 Alpari World Match Racing Tour, were able to stay on schedule, completing the final 12 flights of Qualifying. With the easterly onshore wind on Gdansk Bay, conditions were more stable than yesterday’s offshore westerly. ... [more]

Vanuatu Customs making life easier for visiting cruising yachts By Vanuatu Customs/Sail-World, , 7:34 PM Friday 01 Aug 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Aus GMT
Manager of Vanuatu Customs Border Control and Enforcement Stanley Trief has issued this letter regarding clarifications that make it easier for cruising yachts visiting Vanuatu. ... [more]

Multihull Central - Covering all the bases By John Curnow, , 6:07 PM Friday 01 Aug 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Aus GMT
Sometimes you hear of someone taking 30 years to become an overnight sensation. Maggie Beer went on record for saying just that, only the other day on TV. By that mark, Brent Vaughan has been building an experienced team for a long time and when the time came for the launch of Multihull Central, they too rapidly became a multihull sensation.. ... [more]

Baltic 4 Nations rally is now in full swing By Sailing Rallies, , 5:51 PM Friday 01 Aug 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
Starting on 26th July, the inaugural Baltic 4 Nations rally is now in full swing with near perfect sailing conditions. The weather has been glorious with temperatures in the high 20’s and winds 10-18 knots. Patrick Van Kerckhoven, skipper of Belgian flagged HR 42 had no idea the Baltic could be so nice! ... [more]

Powerboat community shows support for The Dream Ride By Marilyn DeMartini, , 5:34 PM Friday 01 Aug 2014 - GMT
The powerboat racing and performance boating communities have always stuck together and always supported good causes and efforts. It is no surprise that when The Dream Ride, a motorcycle and automotive extravaganza conceived by Mike Bozzuto of Bozzuto's Inc., a large New England-based grocery wholesaler to benefit the Special Olympics, two of his buddies were onboard immediately. ... [more]

Big Dog Fat Cat Fishing Tournament - Big catches hauled in By Bill Wummer, , 5:11 PM Friday 01 Aug 2014 - GMT
Captain Bill Wummer surpassed his prior four-year fundraising efforts for various Palm Beach non-profit organizations at the 2014 Big Dog Fat Cat KDW Fishing Tournament. ... [more]

Tropical Storm Bertha expected to become a typhoon By Sail-World, , 5:10 PM Friday 01 Aug 2014 - GMT
Tropical Storm Bertha has intensified slightly since the last update, and has entered the Eastern Caribbean Sea. The storm is expected to strike Puerto Rico or the Dominican Republic at this intensity, and then move onto the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands. ... [more]

Fireball Europeans: Tom Gillard and Richard Anderton emerge victorious By Cormac Bradley, , 4:31 PM Friday 01 Aug 2014 - GMT
Tom Gillard and Richard Anderton (GBR 15081) are the new Fireball European Champions. In today’s final day of racing they won two of the three races to win the regatta, after discard, by a 6pt margin. In second place overall are Matt Burge and Richard Wagstaff (GBR 15093), followed by David Wade and Tim Hartley (GBR 15113) with these two being separated by 3pts. ... [more]

RS Feva Worlds - Harvey Martin and Bobby Hewitt claim victory By Matt Carter, , 4:15 PM Friday 01 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Rising sailing talents Harvey Martin and Bobby Hewitt have been crowned World Champions at the Allen RS Feva World Championships in Carnac, France, with further podium success for Piers Nicholls and Freddie Peters who sealed the second step on the podium for a double GBR celebration (1 August). ... [more]

Flags at Sea, an infographic by John Tissott By Anna Parker and the Sail-World Team, , 4:04 PM Friday 01 Aug 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Aus GMT
East Freemantle Yacht Club's John Tissott put together this lovely infographic on flags at sea. Great details on etiquette, dimensions, conventions at sea and more. ... [more]

Cruising lessons from ocean racers By Andy Schell, , 3:01 PM Friday 01 Aug 2014 - GMT
As reported on World Cruising Club, Andy Schell updates us on the Bermuda Race experience as well as cruisers vs racers. ... [more]

USA 4 Windsurfing Campaign - Changing gears By Steve Bodner, , 12:42 PM Friday 01 Aug 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
I’m spoiled, I'll be the first to admit it. I live and sail in one of the most consistently windy spots on the west coast. San Francisco is blessed with a sea breeze almost every afternoon from March through October from 15-25 knots funneling though the golden gate. ... [more]

RPYC Team Racing and 2015 International Regatta discussion By Royal Perth Yacht Club, , 10:42 AM Friday 01 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
At this session there will be a presentation about Team Racing activities for the coming year, review of the recent Team Racing regatta at Yacht Club Costa Smeralda where RPYC Members competed and initial discussions about planning RPYC’s International Team Racing regatta in May 2015. ... [more]

Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Race: The Flight of Pretty Fly III By Sail-World, , 8:40 AM Friday 01 Aug 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Join Colin Woods and the crew of Pretty Fly III as they have a fast slide north in last weekend's Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race. The canting keel Cookson 50 recovered from a slow start to ease through some marque competitors, and finish sixth over the line, and placing fifth on IRC in what was generally reckoned to be a big boat race. ... [more]

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