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Victorian Marina Industry hit with above average taxes and charges By Colin Bransgrove, , 9:10 AM Thursday 11 Sep 2014 - GMT
Victorian marinas lease, tax and payroll costs accounted for a whopping 61.2% of gross revenue compared to the national average of 44%. Tasmania and WA were lowest at 37% and 38% respectively. The research was conducted by the Recreational Marine Research Centre, Michigan State University using industry data from the 2012-2013 financial year. ... [more]

Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc slightly shaken and a bit stirred By Sue van Velzen, Waikawa , 8:51 AM Thursday 11 Sep 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
Registrations now open for the 2014 WineWorks Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc Yacht Race The WineWorks Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc Yacht race trophy will be up for grabs on Thursday November the sixth when yachties race across the Cook Straight in a battle to land our new release Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc on our capital’s shores. ... [more]

4th Multihull Solutions Whitsunday Rendezvous an outstanding success By Kate Elkington, , 8:43 AM Thursday 11 Sep 2014 - GMT
Perfect spring weather greeted the participants for each morning of the Rendezvous and the Whitsundays showed off their natural wonders throughout the event, including breathtaking displays by frolicking whales and their calves. The Welcome and Briefing function was held at the beautiful Coral Sea Resort where participants quickly became acquainted over sunset canapés and drinks. ... [more]

Yamaha major sponsor of 2014 Rip ‘n Ride 7 By Yamaha Motor Australia, , 8:14 AM Thursday 11 Sep 2014 - Powerboat-World GMT
Renowned World-wide as the biggest surf PWC freeride event on the southern-side of the equator, the Yamaha Rip ‘N Ride is shaping up to deliver the biggest and sickest freeride tricks ever witnessed on Australian shores. once again provided the forum for RNR7, fostering competitor’s anticipation on the lead up to the annual freeride event. ... [more]

J/70 World Championship: Day 2 - Completion of qualifying series By Jan Harley, , 7:48 AM Thursday 11 Sep 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
With 86 boats racing, the fleet had been divided into four color-coded groups for the first two days of competition. Each group sailed two races today, which, when added to the three races sailed on the opening day, allows each team to count the best four out of five to determine whether they will sail in either the gold or silver fleet starting tomorrow. ... [more]

Lowrance signs exclusive partnership with Skeeter Boats By Caitlyn Ridgley, , 4:14 AM Thursday 11 Sep 2014 - GMT
Lowrance, a world-leading brand in fishing electronics since 1957 — announced today its exclusive partnership with Skeeter Performance Fishing Boats. Lowrance HDS Gen2 Touch navigation systems and Elite-3x fishfinders are now the standard electronics systems offered on Skeeter high-performance bass, multi-species and saltwater fishing boats. ... [more]

2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Pushing at the gates By Barby MacGowan, , 3:45 AM Thursday 11 Sep 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - From the second-floor 'race deck' at St. Francis Yacht Club, there is a commanding view of the Golden Gate Bridge to the west and Alcatraz Island to the east, but the iconic landmarks never look as grandly linked as when boats competing at the annual Rolex Big Boat Series are streaking by on San Francisco Bay. ... [more]

2015 Airlie Beach Race Week - Dates set for 2015 regatta By Airlie Beach Race Week, , 3:23 AM Thursday 11 Sep 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
2015 Airlie Beach Race Week - Following the success of the 25th anniversary event in August which saw a record number of entries, the club says there is already anticipation building for race week 2015. ... [more]

2014 Snipe Western Hemisphere and Orient Championship - Day 3 By SDYC, , 3:00 AM Thursday 11 Sep 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Snipe Western Hemisphere and Orient Champ - The Puerto Rican duo of Raul Rios and Fernando Monllor kept a tight hold on their position as the leaders of the Snipe WH&O Championship on the third day of racing. Not only has the pair proven that they are fast, but they have also shown that they are consistent. Competitors became eligible to drop their worst race of the regatta after Race five today. ... [more]

Another successful Revival event for Bosham Sailing Club By David Edmund-Jones, Bosham , 1:36 AM Thursday 11 Sep 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
A large contingent arrived from Brightlingsea SC on the East Coast to try their luck against their southern counterparts. Their journey was not in vain as they walked away with the top four places in the Medium division, Chris Mathews and his crew in Rebel taking bullets in all three races sailed. Doing a similar horizon job with a trio of second places was Alan Hicks in Storm Petrel. ... [more]

Gladwell's Line: London stalling By ., , 9:41 PM Wednesday 10 Sep 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
The America's Cup again dominates the news. Not for what it is doing. But for what it is not. The Media Conference held in London was an external disaster - with the video feed not running for 30 of the 45 minutes. Those sitting in the historic halls of St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, were probably none the wiser. ... [more]

Dragon Gold Cup - Leading pack is beginning to show By Diana Bogaards, , 9:17 PM Wednesday 10 Sep 2014 - GMT
The leading pack is beginning to show after four races at the Dragon Gold Cup in the Dutch city of Medemblik. With two more races to go it already is a valid championship, with defending champion Markus Wieser leading so far. Despite the mild wind of the last days, the event is on schedule. Up to the closing day on Friday there are six races scheduled. ... [more]

Sailors For The Sea to Partner with CSA Annual Conference By Caribbean Sailing Association, , 8:18 PM Wednesday 10 Sep 2014 - GMT
The Caribbean Sailing Association (‘CSA’) is pleased to announce a partnership with Sailors for the Sea for the Annual CSA Conference that will take place in Antigua from the 24th – 26th October, 2014. ... [more]

ISAF Sailing World Championships, Santander - U.S. sailors to compete By Will Ricketson, , 7:17 PM Wednesday 10 Sep 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
The best talent in the sailing world has gathered in Santander, Spain for the most significant regatta in advance of the 2016 Olympic Games. Combining the peak events for all ten Olympic sailing disciplines into one regatta, the ISAF Sailing World Championships in Santander is a flagship event for the sport, and one that only occurs once every four years. ... [more]

ISAF Sailing Worlds Santander - Country qualification on the line By Sail Canada, , 7:02 PM Wednesday 10 Sep 2014 - GMT
The 2014 ISAF World Championships marks the first event of true significance for Olympic class sailors this quadrennial. Approximately 1400 sailors from 95 countries have descended upon the coastal town of Santander, Spain with Olympic country qualification and the title of World Champion on the line. ... [more]

IC Worlds - Mikey Jan Radziejowski leads world class pool + Video By Erik Simonson, , 6:58 PM Wednesday 10 Sep 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
Richmond Yacht Club junior sailing program graduate, Mikey Jan Radziejowski leads a world class pool of top International Canoe sailors midway through the IC Worlds currently running ath the Richmond Yacht Club on San Francisco Bay. ... [more]

Extreme Sailing Series - Thinking caps on in Istanbul By Groupama Sailing Team, , 5:44 PM Wednesday 10 Sep 2014 - GMT
For the second year, the Extreme Sailing Series is making a stopover in Istanbul, Turkey. For Groupama 40, this sixth event of the international circuit marks a major change in the composition of the crew with Franck Cammas being replaced by François Morvan, a multihull specialist. ... [more]

Extreme Sailing Series - J.P. Morgan BAR look ahead to Act 6 racing By Sarah Alexander, , 5:33 PM Wednesday 10 Sep 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Five Extreme Sailing Series Acts down, just three remaining and J.P. Morgan BAR turn their focus to Act 6 – Istanbul, Turkey, a firm favourite on the series with both Extreme 40 sailors and spectators. Racing on the Bosphorus Strait, one of the world’s busiest waterways, begins on Thursday 11th and concludes on Sunday 14th. ... [more]

Marseille One Design Regatta - Armin Strom Sailing Team to race GC32 By Armin Strom Sailing Team, , 5:22 PM Wednesday 10 Sep 2014 - GMT
Italian-Swiss skipper Flavio Marazzi and his Armin Strom Sailing Team return to competition this week in the second round of the GC32 circuit. The helmsman arrives at the Marseille One Design Regatta with his ultramodern and blisteringly fast catamaran which literally flies over the water thanks to a combination of L-foils and T-rudders. ... [more]

SB20 World Championship - Russians claim early lead By Evgeny Golantsev (As Amended by ISAF), , 5:09 PM Wednesday 10 Sep 2014 - GMT
The first racing day at the SB20 World Championship in St. Petersburg, Russia was long and brought interesting and unexpected results. Russia's Evgeny Neugodnikov and his crew of Sergey Musikhin and Pavel Kuznetsov had an exceptional day finishing in the top four in all four of the days races. ... [more]

J/70 World Championship - Joel Ronning owns opening day By J/70 Worlds, , 4:50 PM Wednesday 10 Sep 2014 - Sail-World USA GMT
It may have been mostly cloudy for the opening day of the 2014 J/70 World Championship presented by Helly Hansen, but one standout bright spot was the performance of Joel Ronning of Minneapolis, Minn. ... [more]

Liga Layar Malaysia - Qaedi wins Port Klang leg By Norzuhaira Ruhanie, , 4:43 PM Wednesday 10 Sep 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
Nik Ashraf Qaedi Nik Azizan and his KFC/MYA Racing Team has won the ISAF Grade 3 Liga Layar Malaysia (LLM) Port Klang leg, thanks to excellent teamwork and being able to maintain their cool under pressure. In his second appearance in an LLM final this year, the national sailor beat Jeremy Koo of Sime Darby Foundation - Koo Racing Team 2-0, with a neck-to-neck finish in both races. ... [more]

Rolex Swan Cup - Racing cancelled on day 2 By YCCS, , 4:33 PM Wednesday 10 Sep 2014 - GMT
Light airs that characterized day one of the Rolex Swan Cup and Swan 45 Worlds faded away almost completely this morning, leaving the Race Committee no choice but to cancel racing for the day. After raising the AP flag ashore, and based on reports of fading breeze from support boats positioned around the regatta course, PRO Peter Craig announced at midday that no racing would take place today. ... [more]

GJW Direct SailFest - Outstanding achievement of local youngsters By Brenda Hoult, , 4:25 PM Wednesday 10 Sep 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Sienna Adderley and Luke Doble were amongst those competing at GJW Direct SailFest at Calshot over the August Bank Holisday weekend, sailing their Feva in their first foray beyond the shelter of Southampton Water. ... [more]

Argo Group Gold Cup - AC34 Commentator Tucker Thompson Bermuda bound By Talbot Wilson, , 4:11 PM Wednesday 10 Sep 2014 - GMT
America’s Cup TV commentator Tucker Thompson will be in Bermuda this October to provide color commentary for the 2014 Argo Group Gold Cup. Sailing for the 64th match for the King Edward VII Gold Cup Trophy will begin on October 21 in Hamilton Harbor. Thompson will join Scott Dickson on on Friday to cover the Quarter Finals, Semi Finals and conclude with the Finals on Sunday October 26. ... [more]

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