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2014 Auckland on the Water Boatshow - Huge prize packs up for grabs By Isla McKechnie, , 2:20 AM Tuesday 12 Aug 2014 - Sail-World NZ GMT
2014 Auckland on the Water Boatshow - The Viaduct Harbour will host the Auckland On Water Boat Show this September, forming a hub for local on-water enthusiasts as local and international companies show the best new season goodies. ... [more]

Fire causes million dollar damage on HMAS Bundaberg By Media Services, , 12:49 AM Tuesday 12 Aug 2014 - GMT
Firefighters took more than three hours to contain a fire that broke out on a Navy patrol boat undergoing maintenance in Brisbane. ... [more]

Airlie Beach Race Week - Second half promises more tough competition By Tracey Johnstone, Airlie Beach , 11:37 PM Monday 11 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
Regatta Director Denis Thompson has been watching carefully the forecast for remaining race days. 'It looks like it going to be good up to Thursday when it may get up to 23 or 24 knots. I expect there to be some good sailing from here on in. 'These conditions are fairly normal for this time of year. It’s all being driven by the large high pressure down in Bight in South Australia.' Thompson said. ... [more]

European Odyssey - La Coruña a big hit for the boats participating By Cornell Sailing, , 9:46 PM Monday 11 Aug 2014 - GMT
Following a successful crossing of the Bay of Biscay, La Coruña was a big hit for the boats participating in the European Odyssey. There was much to enjoy. First of all, Marina Coruña was a comfortable, convenient home for the boats during their stay in La Coruña. ... [more]

Star Eastern Hemisphere Championship - Rainy day 2 in Brunnen By Star Sailors League, , 9:20 PM Monday 11 Aug 2014 - GMT
Following a long day of waiting and false hopes on race day one of the 2014 International Star Class Eastern Hemisphere Championship, the Star sailors endured an even longer day today, race day two, filled with on and off rain, inconsistent wind pressure, and shifty wind direction. ... [more]

Garcia Yachts Exploration 45 - Jimmy Cornell's newest adventure By nk, , 9:03 PM Monday 11 Aug 2014 - Sail-World Cruising Int GMT
When most cruising sailors reach their seventies they wonder how long they will keep cruising. They don't start designing their 'perfect' cruising boat with a plan to sail it through the Northwest Passage. That's because they are not Jimmy Cornell. ... [more]

Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - Three retire on day 1 By Trish Jenkins, , 7:42 PM Monday 11 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Three boats have retired from the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race on day one. Sir Robin Knox-Johnston has been forced to retire after splitting the mainsail between second and third reefs on his yacht, Grey Power. The mast has also been damaged. ... [more]

77 Lucas Oil SilverHook leads Superboat Unlimited class By Barbara Biers, , 7:25 PM Monday 11 Aug 2014 - GMT
Seizing the lead in the national points for the Superboat Unlimited class, the #77 Lucas Oil SilverHook now has a comfortable 913 point lead over the second place, Miss GEICO who was MIA. ... [more]

Barcos da Volvo Ocean Race largam para desafio na Grã-Bretanha By Volvo Ocean Race, , 7:15 PM Monday 11 Aug 2014 - GMT
Começou a Round Britain and Ireland Race. Nesta segunda-feira (11), cinco barcos da Volvo Ocean Race partiram para o desafio no Canal da Mancha com equilíbrio na flotilha. O time espanhol de Iker Martínez e o Abu Dhabi tem pequena vantagem, mas os outros times estão na cola. A ordem da última atualização é a seguinte: Abu Dhabi, Team Campos, Dongfeng, Team Alvimedica e Team SCA. ... [more]

Pulso intenso en la primera regata conjunta de cinco Volvo Ocean 65 By Volvo Ocean Race, , 7:12 PM Monday 11 Aug 2014 - GMT
Tras aproximadamente 21 horas de espera, hoy a las 10:00 de la mañana ha dado comienzo la Vuelta a Gran Bretaña e Irlanda, regata en la que participan cinco de los equipos inscritos en la Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, y que pasadas cerca de ocho horas lidera el Equipo Español. ... [more]

Baptême du feu en mer du Nord pour les Volvo Ocean65 By Volvo Ocean Race, , 7:05 PM Monday 11 Aug 2014 - GMT
C’est un Tour des Iles Britanniques grandiose auxquels participent les cinq Volvo Ocean 65. En raison des conditions météos très fortes, le départ prévu hier a finalement été lancé ce matin et le parcours a été inversé pour permettre aux concurrents de bénéficier d’un vent portant sur la première partie de course. ... [more]

Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games - Byte CII fleet all set + Video By ISAF, , 6:50 PM Monday 11 Aug 2014 - Sail-World Asia GMT
A fleet of 30 Boys Byte CII's will line up to race on Monday 18 August when sailing commences at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games (YOG). Based on Lake Jinniu in Nanjing 30 boys, aged 15-16, from 30 nations will fly their flag on the Chinese inland waters as they bid to take the honours at the second Youth Olympic Sailing Competition. ... [more]

Round Britain and Ireland Race - Tough North Sea night expected +Video By Trish Jenkins, , 6:33 PM Monday 11 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
In the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race, MOD 70 Musandam-Oman Sail, skippered by Frenchman Sidney Gavignet, is now over 40 miles ahead of the Volvo 65 fleet and has averaged an astonishing 27 knots since the start. At that speed, Musandam-Oman Sail will finish the race in two days and 18 hours, smashing the race and course record. ... [more]

RC44 World Championship - Fleet returns to Swedish sailing mecca By RC44 Class Association, , 4:43 PM Monday 11 Aug 2014 - GMT
Returning to the Swedish sailing mecca of Marstrand Island for the fourth consecutive year, this week will see the Royal Gothenburg Yacht Club (GKSS) host the 2014 RC44 World Championship.mWith 12 confirmed teams the scoreboard could not be closer, as two points separate the top three teams. ... [more]

Round Britain and Ireland Race - Volvo Ocean 65s neck and neck By Volvo Ocean Race, , 4:25 PM Monday 11 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Five Volvo Ocean Race boats are currently neck and neck in the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland race, which began at 0900 this morning. Our fleet of Volvo Ocean 65s is leading the monohulls as they exit the English Channel. Our fleet of Volvo Ocean 65s is leading the monohulls as they exit the English Channel. ... [more]

Sustainable Seafood - How to purchase with confidence By Julia Beaty, Newport, RI , 4:14 PM Monday 11 Aug 2014 - GMT
A sea of choices. Many of us flock to the coasts during the summer to enjoy swimming, boating, fishing, a break from the heat and delicious seafood. In today’s globalized world, even those of us who live far from the coast have access to a plethora of seafood choices in our local restaurants and grocery stores. ... [more]

Yava Trophy Match Race - Team Gilmour wins the 20th edition By Team Gilmour, , 4:00 PM Monday 11 Aug 2014 - Sail-World AUS GMT
After three days of next to no wind on a small lake in the middle of Russia, Team Gilmour managed to overcome the light and shifty conditions to take the win in a white wash final against Eugeniy Neugodnikov from Russia at the Yava Trophy Match Race. ... [more]

Garmin Summer Series - Final prize draw winner revealed By Brenda Hoult, , 3:39 PM Monday 11 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
With only two weeks to go until GJW Direct SailFest, the early entry prize was drawn this morning for the last prize draw Garmin VIRB Elite action camera - with more cameras to be won at the event itself, the Garmin Summer Series final round at Calshot over the August Bank Holiday weekend. ... [more]

RC44 World Championship - Team Aqua prepares for action By Team Aqua, , 3:29 PM Monday 11 Aug 2014 - GMT
The RC44 World Championship will take place in Marstrand, Sweden, from August 13 - 17. Team Aqua is more motivated than ever: the Worlds are the only title they haven’t managed to grab yet in this class. Triple winner of the RC 44 Championship Tour, and involved in the circuit since its beginning in 2007, Team Aqua never managed to win the RC 44 World Championship. ... [more]

RS500 World Championships overall By Nick van Alphen and Pete Barton, , 3:08 PM Monday 11 Aug 2014 - GMT
This is a short report of the first days of the RS500 Worlds in Loctudy, France. Upon arrival at the shoreline of Loctudy it was clear why the Swedish teams were already here for one week. The weather was gorgeous and so is the beach from where the boats launch. ... [more]

HISC Youth Race Week - RS Fevas race in sunny conditions By HISC YRW, , 2:57 PM Monday 11 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Hayling Island SC hosted their annual Youth Race Week and enjoyed near perfect conditions over the five day event. Twenty six boats raced two races per day in mostly hot sunny conditions. The wind ranged from 6–18 knots with the sea breeze building in most afternoons. ... [more]

HISC Youth Race Week - 29ers practice last minute boat handling By HISC YRW, , 2:50 PM Monday 11 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
Seventeen 29ers took the opportunity for some last minute boat handling practice before the Nationals by racing at Hayling Island SC in their annual Youth Race Week. With near perfect conditions over the five day event Monday started off in 10 knots and built to nearly 20 knots as the seas breeze enhanced the gradient. ... [more]

4X4 Outdoors Show and Fishing and Boating Expo wows water lovers By Clare Arthurs, , 2:09 PM Monday 11 Aug 2014 - GMT
No matter how you take to the water, this year's National 4x4 Outdoors Show and Fishing and Boating Expo at the Melbourne Showgrounds (22-24 August) is guaranteed to please all boating and fishing enthusiasts. ... [more]

Fishers encouraged to refresh knowledge of size and possession limits By Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, , 1:58 PM Monday 11 Aug 2014 - GMT
Fishers are being encouraged to refresh their knowledge of cod and grouper size and possession limits following an increase in people being found with undersize fish and no-take species. ... [more]

SevenStar Round Britain Race: Fleet gets away under full power + Video By SRB&IR Media, , 12:22 PM Monday 11 Aug 2014 - Sail-World UK GMT
The 2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race, organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club, started at 0900 BST August 11. All 28 yachts are now heading east along the Solent having now started the 1800 mile race around Britain and Ireland. ... [more]

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